Ebola Task Force Unit Flees Tense Crowd

first_imgAn Ebola task force unit (ETFU) which arrived in the Caldwell community, north of Monrovia last Monday to remove a corps abandoned the body and fled when an intense crowd began to close in on their operation.  They took off in their vehicle bearing license plate number GSA MIA RL 3303 without the unidentified body and without carrying out the usual decontamination spraying of the area.It is unclear what gave the ETFU a sense of threat from the crowd. Before their departure, however, one of the volunteers declared toour reporter on the scene: “That’s the problem with Liberian people, we don’t believe the truth, and that’s why Ebola has spread like this.”According to theETF worker, who did not give his identity,another case involving the late former Miss Liberia 2009/2010,Shu-rina Wiah and her family, was not taken seriously until it was too late. “Look at the family now, the whole family is seriously sick, and even her mother is fighting for her life” the health worker revealed before leaving.  He allowed our reporter to copy the plate number of their vehicle.Meanwhile news spread on Facebook the same day of the death of the late Toose’s (Shu-rina’s elder sister) son, Kelvin Kels Toure. He is said to have died at ELWA 3 MSF Ebola Treatment Center last Sunday, September 21along with his uncle, Oxford Wiah, a brother of Shu-rina.Toose was reportedly the very first in the family to die, only because, it is alleged, that the family did not take the Ebola Virus seriously. So she (Toose) was given a normal burial.  Then her sister, Shu-rina, the former Miss Liberia, took ill and died two weeks later.  And now it is reported that many relatives of the family are under quarantine at the ELWA center.There is yet no medical report confirmingthat Oxford, brother of Toose and sister Shu-rina, and Kelvin, son of Toose, died from Ebola. But what is evident is the fact that four members of the family, including mother and son, have all died within a short span of time.Meanwhile, the beautiful house said to have been built by the late Shu-rina in the Iron Gate community sits still, with doors and windows firmly locked. There is not a single movement within or around the house, nor can any animals be seen around the yard.Sad neighbors glance at the house as they pass by. One neighbor, Ma Bendu, who says she lives close by, is “stunned at the news of the death of the four family members”.It is said that Sieanyene Toose Yuoh- Katty, who died two weeks before her sister Shu-rina, was buried the traditional way with a funeral held on September 11, 2014 at the 1st Baptist Church Cemetery, Congo Town Back Road. Apparently no question was raised at the time concerning whether her death could have been caused by Ebola.According to news reports, there has been no Ebola occurrence at the Stryker Funeral Home, which handled Toose’s remains. 
Meanwhile, the sight of the Ebola team running away and abandoning an unidentified body in Caldwell the same day the news of Kel’s death was reported, has heightened the tension in the Caldwell community. It is a clear that many people are still in denial about the Ebola Virus and that the Government and all participants in the fight to eradicate Ebola have much more work to do to convince Liberians of the serious impact of the Ebola Virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tut’s Trumpets: Listen to 3,000-Year-Old Jazz

first_imgcurt hopkins 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#music#web center_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Now if there’s one oddball fixation we revel in here it’s ancient sound. Whether it’s Babylonian language, Shakespeare’s accent or chirping Mayan temples, we’re going to pull you aside like an irritatingly insistent music fan who just knows he can turn you on to Hawkwind. Well, it’s that time again, folks. This time, it’s the sound of the two trumpets, one bronze and the other silver, that were buried with the boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamum. They laid sealed away for over 3,200 years in the Pharaoh’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, until that tomb was opened up by Howard Carter in 1922. It was played for the first time in for a BBC recording in 1939. During the recent uprising in Egypt, the bronze trumpet was stolen, then later recovered in a bag on the Cairo subway. The trumpets are decorated with Egyptian gods with military associations. According to trumpeter and historian Don L. Smithers, on the Taps Bugler site, the longer trumpet is in the key of Bb and the other is in C.Listen to the trumpets being played in 1939 by British soldier, James Tappern.Other sources: A Blog About History Related Posts last_img read more

We Need to Make a Profit

first_img“We need to make a profit.”I’ve heard salespeople say these words countless times when negotiating or when dealing with a price objection. They believe that, somehow, their prospective client is worried about making sure that they are profitable. They think that the customer is seeking a win-win, which is true when dealing with mature clients and not so much when you aren’t.But the statement, “We need to make a profit,” or one of it’s many variations, like “We aren’t a charity,” or “We aren’t a non-profit,” is self-oriented. It informs your prospective client that you are worried most of all about your profit.Before we go any further, let me be clear that you do have to worry about your company’s profitability. No business is better than business that causes you to lose money. Losing money can cost you the whole game. But you do have to be skillful in how you have conversations about money—and specifically your pricing.The right answer is, “I am afraid that reducing the price puts the outcomes you said you needed at risk. Can I explain why this is and how we need to make sure we don’t do anything that hurts your results?”“We need to make a profit” isn’t “other-oriented” language. It is language that suggests that by reducing your price, you have less money to invest in helping your client achieve the improvements they need. And the best part of all this? It’s true.When you allow your client to underinvest, you do have less money to invest in producing the results they need. Without being profitable, you can’t easily make the investments your client wants, needs, or expects you to make. Right now we face an epidemic of companies underinvesting and failing to generate the results they need.If you want to protect the margins you need to deliver for your clients, you need to remind them of the risk they take by underinvesting with you—or with your competitors. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Seven Maoists involved in Sukma IED blast arrested

first_imgSeven Maoists were arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Sunday in connection with the Improvised Explosive Device blast targetting an anti-landmine vehicle of the CRPF earlier this month that left nine troopers dead, a senior police officer said.According to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bastar, P. Sundarrajan, the insurgents were arrested in an operation launched by the STF, CRPF and the Cobra Battalion on Saturday.The accused were identified as Komram Sade, Madkam Joga, Madkam Hindwa, Mandvi Sukka, Madkam Ganga, Vanjam Aayta and Vanjam Singha, all members of the ‘Jan Militia’ and residents of Kistram in Sukma, he said. Mr. Sundarrajan said that they were convinced the seven Maoists were responsible for the March 13 blast in the Pallodi area of Kistram. Four jawans injuredFour District Reserve Guard jawans were injured in an IED blast, suspected to be carried out by the Naxals, in a forest near Sirsetti village in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district today, the police said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more