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Three Nightmares, One Wish

first_imgSarah Foday has been missing for the past three months; at least that’s what her four daughters believe. Rushed out of New Kru Town where she, her four daughters and two year- old son once lived, Sarah was in grave condition when the ambulance took her to the ELWA isolation Unit last September.“By then, my ma was vomiting and sick from the worry of our father dying,” stated Louise Foday, the oldest of the four children.All four girls, who range from the ages of 10 to 16 years, are hopeful that their mother will return one day. And from the sad and worried look on their faces, these children are not ready to either hear the truth or accept the fact that their mother could be dead.“We pray and wish every day that she will walk through that door” Louise added while pointing at her front door.Sarah’s younger sister Helena Tamba says she has been practically caring for the four children since they lost both of their parents and many other relatives to Ebola.  But she admitted that her attention to the four has been minimal because “her tenants and husband have been distressing her.”Having two toddlers of her own to take care of, Helena feels time is running out for her to continue helping her sister’s children.“I’m doing this for my sister because I know this is what she would have wanted. But, people living here with us have questioned why I have to bring the girls here. And my husband has problem with it as well. I try to care for these little girls in my own weak way, but the little that I get a day from my husband can’t feed them. So in the day I watch over the little ones, but in the night they are on their own; they have to watch themselves,” she added.According to the family, the nightmare that they find themselves living out began in August when their father, who was married to two women (including Sarah), contracted Ebola from his first wife.“Our father was a driver for Aqua Water Bottling Company in Virginia before his death. His first wife fell ill and passed away from Ebola and after that, he was placed on 21 days quarantine along with Sarah. During this period, he used to come to our mother here at the house, but he would never enter inside. I don’t know how it really happened,” Louise, unable to continue, broke down.According to Helena, during her brother-in-laws 21 days quarantine, he had a car accident with his assigned company vehicle and was arrested.“He used to move around during his quarantine days, but when he went to prison for that one day, not long after his first wife died from Ebola, the worry made him sick. Then his eldest daughter became seriously ill and was taken to the unit not long after he became ill. The day he was rushed to the unit, he entered in my sister Sarah’s house, and that’s where I heard he started to vomit and she quickly called the unit” she added.According to the family, both daughter and father lost their lives one week before their quarantine period could end. The four girls, including their mother Sarah and her two year-old son were also placed on quarantine.“I can remember our mother cleaning the vomit from the floor where our dad vomited that day. But I really don’t know how my innocent baby brother got sick. I only know that the worry made my mom sick, and after she started vomiting and toileting as well, we called them to come for her,” thirteen year-old Anita added.The children say this all happened the last week before their 21 days quarantine after their father and sister’s death could be lifted, and due to their mother falling ill, they were once again quarantined for an additional 21 days.“By then we were placed on quarantine twice already, and there was no one helping us. We were so dry and skinny, Aunt Helena tried to help, but her market table broke down because of us,” added Louise, who snuck a look at Helena while explaining.Tragically, eight days before they were to be taken off their second quarantine, their baby brother became ill, along with Louise. Helena said, “I used to do everything to see to it that he lived, but he didn’t make it, he died right in the house.”Louise survived Ebola and was released to the care of her sisters after spending close to a month in treatment at an ETU.According to the girls, they were quarantined for a third time, but this time the girls had lost all hope because now their entire family was gone, leaving them clinging to one another.“We haven’t received any information from Red Cross concerning our mother and her whereabouts. We have been to every hospital with her picture looking for her, but still no answer,” Anita stated.  “We just wish this will all end and she will come home. Mama, please come home okay,” she pleaded.Meanwhile, Victor, a neighbor who sits and watches the distress that the children are faced with says that he can’t help them, but will speak out about their condition.“For these kids to eat, either they have to be at their aunt’s door step, or mine. And if we don’t give them, well then, they’ll be hungry all day. The oldest I’m worried about because the boys know she’s vulnerable and are all hanging around.  Who will save her from a pack of hungry wolves?,” he wondered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Student Group Lauds National Lottery D/G

first_imgA local group, Coalition of Youth and Students for Better Liberia (COYSBEL), has lauded the Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Martin Kollie, for reforms he instituted at the entity.The group made the statement recently in Monrovia during an interactive forum.The students noted that Mr. Kollie’s administration has changed the public’s negative perception on gambling, made Liberia attractive to international betting companies, and for gaining membership in the World Lotto Union.“We are overwhelmed by the massive improvements and transformation at the entity under Mr. Kollie, and his interaction with young people, encouraging them to take positive actions for their wellbeing,’’ the group said.COYSBEL further said the NLA boss has financially contributed to less fortunate students and children, an act which has afforded them access to education.The group said Kollie’s efficient management skills have attracted wealthy international betting institutions to the country thus making the NLA one of “the best government institutions in the country.”Director Kollie’s record, according to the group, dates back to when he served as Deputy Managing Director for Administration at the National Transit Authority (NTA).President Ellen Johnson signed to law the Act that repealed the 1993 Act of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation, which created the National Lottery Authority.The Act, which was signed on December 22, 2014, compels companies operating casinos, slot machines, sports betting, raffle draws, promotional competitions or devices for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance to acquire a permit or license from the NLA.It gives the agency the exclusive power to conduct, manage, regulate, and supervise lottery services and all other games of chance in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

49 homes to be moved for East Bank-East Coast road linkage

first_img…four-lane highway recommendedA four-lane highway has been recommended for the East Bank-East Coast road linkage project.Senior Highway Engineer of RITES Limited, Rajendra Sothwal made the recommendation on Monday during a scoping meeting at the Critchlow Labour College.“The main alignment is four-lane, four connectors are there, one connector is Aubrey Barker, second connector Haag Bosh, the third connector is Mocha Arcadia and the last one is great Diamond connector. The total length of the project is around 25 kilometres and the main alignment is 13.5 kilometres. We propose the four-lane highway’s speed to be around 100 kilometres per hour,” Sothwal was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.It was made known that the new road will be outfitted with four ground culverts, four steel composite bridges, intersections, sidewalks and bicycle lanes.Two residential properties at Goedverwagting, 18 at Ogle, nine at Aubrey BarkerSenior Highway Engineer of RITES Limited, Rajendra Sothwalroad, 14 at Mocha and six at Diamond will be affected during execution of the three-phase project.The project’s implementation has three stages, which are the detail project report preparation, construction supervision, post construction stage-defect liability.According to the senior highway engineer, the road safety provisions include metal beam barrier, concrete crash barrier, highway lighting, traffic signs, pavement marking, impact attenuators, road studs, pedestrian footpath, cycle tracks and shrub plantation, and a raised median to cut headlight glare.“We have taken care of the whole safety aspect like we have doubled up junctions etc. This project will be the landmark for Guyana and especially for Georgetown, the new road will significantly reduce traffic congestion in Georgetown,” Sothwal explained.The scoping meeting focused on the environmental impact following construction works on the road. Technical Services Manager of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Nigel Erskine said another meeting will be held to facilitate the public’s input.“We are anticipating that the designs for the project will be completed by April next year and then a few months later by mid-2019 we will proceed with the construction works. There’s another scoping meeting planned for next year, it will be public consultation, so persons can come and engage the consultants,” Erskine explained.The Government, through a loan provided by the Government of India, has entered into an agreement for the project. Erskine added that the Ministry is pursuing $120 million from the line of credit with India to facilitate the project.last_img read more

Candles with cachet

first_imgMarc Jacobs has a home fragrance spray. Jonathan Adler peddles candles. Lladro, best known for porcelain figurines, offers $225 perfume diffusers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Candles with cachet Candles increasingly have their own star power, reflecting the special glow of famous names. Jane Seymour’s home collection features scented candles, diffusers and other products. They’re available at the Great Indoors and Amazon.com. Fragrance designer Harry Slatkin has created home collections with Elton John, Sarah Ferguson and Oscar de la Renta. last_img read more

Liverpool face battle to land Spain striker

first_img Juventus star Fernando Llorente 1 Monaco are leading the chase to sign Liverpool target Fernando Llorente from Juventus.The French side are set to lose Radamel Falcao to Chelsea this week and want to bring in an immediate replacement.And, according to Tuttosport, Monaco have made an initial offer of around £11million and have promised to pay Llorente over £3.2m per season, meaning he would not suffer a drop in wages.But Liverpool, who could part with both Raheem Sterling and Fabio Borini this summer, are keeping tabs on the situation and remain keen on luring the Spaniard to Anfield.last_img read more

B-movie actress got Broadway start

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonCarmen was still a teenager when she came to New York and, despite having no show business experience, became a dancer in a Broadway show called “Burlesque,” with comic Burt Lahr. She later went into modeling, gaining a measure of success with a series of cheesecake shots in men’s magazines. One job turned into a new career as a trick golfer. On tour with golfer Jack Redmond, she would perform stunts such as hitting a ball out of a man’s mouth. She came to Hollywood while still in her 20s, where she appeared in low-budget movies with such titles as “Guns Don’t Argue” and “The Monster of Piedras Blancas” in the 1950s and ’60s. Jeanne Carmen, who became a 1950s pinup and actress and hobnobbed with Frank Sinatra and other stars, has died. Carmen was 77. Carmen died of lymphoma Dec. 20 at her Irvine home, said her son, Brandon James. Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Paragould, Ark., Carmen picked cotton with her family before running away at 13. Carmen also claimed to have had affairs with Sinatra and other celebrities. She moved to Orange County in 1978. In addition to her son, Carmen is survived by daughters Melinda Belli and Kellee Jade Campo, and three grandchildren.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bad news for Chelsea? Joao Mario’s dad talks up potential Inter Milan move

first_img1 The father of Joao Mario has hinted that his son could favour a move to Italy this summer.Mario was one of the stars of the Portugal side which won Euro 2016 and Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder .But Inter Milan are also lining up a move to land the 23-year-old – and Mario’s dad has suggested that the San Siro club could be his preferred destination.Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Joao Mario Eduardo said: “My son is on holiday right now, he was amazing on the pitch on Sunday [against France in the Euro 2016 final] and despite being on holiday he wants updates over his future.“We have some meetings scheduled in the next 10 days and there will be news soon.“Inter are a top club, everyone player would like to wear their shirt.“Serie A is also an amazing league with clubs like Juventus, Roma and AC Milan. Joao Mario is ready to play in Italy. He can play everywhere in Europe, I am proud of him.“But his transfer doesn’t depend on us only. Sporting Lisbon have to be taken into account too.”However, it is unclear whether Inter will be able to afford the midfielder, with A Bola reporting that Sporting have set a £50m asking price. Joao Mario in action for Sporting Lisbon last_img read more

ENTERTAINMENT: X MEN NOW SHOWING AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS LIFFORD/STRABANE

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The highly-anticipated new X Men movie is now showing at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane. X-Men Triple Bill and Midnight Show: Kids Club  Sat & Sun at 12noon(Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th  May)Films this week are Alvin & the Chipmunks & Norm Of The North: Tickets €1.80 each: Over 50’s Wednesday – Tickets €5.00 Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comFilms available this week include:Gift Card’s AvailableLoyalty CardsGet yours today! ENTERTAINMENT: X MEN NOW SHOWING AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS LIFFORD/STRABANE was last modified: May 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentnewsX-MENlast_img read more

MORE THAN 500 ATTEND JOHN DOWNEY DEFENCE FUND EVENT

first_imgSinn Féin Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said he is extremely proud of the republican community in Donegal after the huge success of a fundraiser in aid of the John Downey Defence Fund.Some 500 republicans from across the county packed into the Lagoon in Termon along with Sinn Féin representatives from Donegal, Derry, Tyrone, Monaghan, Belfast and Mayo. Mr Downey is in police custody in London after being arrested in connection with the Hyde Park Bombings.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said the event was a huge statement of support for John and a morale boost for his friends and family.“The wrongful arrest of our friend and colleague, John Downey, shocked the people of Donegal and the wider republican family across Ireland.“It was vindictive and wrong. But as evidenced by Saturday ‘s event, John’s arrest has motivated the republican community. I was proud to see the people of Donegal rally in such huge numbers behind the Downey family. “I am also proud of my Sinn Féin colleagues from across Ireland who also came along to show their support for John. The presence of an MEP, an MP, an MLA, TDs and many councillors shows the political support that the campaign for John’s release has received. Their presence adds to the political support that was demonstrated in Donegal County Council recently after cross-party support for a motion calling for his release was passed.“We now need to continue this campaign, defend the peace process and have John Downey returned home to his family immediately.”MORE THAN 500 ATTEND JOHN DOWNEY DEFENCE FUND EVENT was last modified: June 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestfundraiserJohn Downeylast_img read more

Confident Groves fit and eager to return to action

first_imgAfter an injury-affected few months, Hammersmith boxer George Groves is looking forward to returning to action against Francisco Sierra in California on 28 July – with a fight at Wembley Arena already pencilled in for September.See also: Fit-again Groves eyes Wembley clashWarren vows to get Groves a world title fightFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img