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The National Programme Officer of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advised individuals engaged in active case finding and creating awareness about the dangers of the Ebola virus disease to serve as good ambassadors in their places of assignment.Mr. Eric Opoku, the UNV program officer, said, people volunteering under the UNDP-supported Community-based Initiative (CBI) should take ownership of the process to ensure that the country is declared free from the deadly EVD by the relevant and requisite authorities in the shortest possible time.Speaking at the training of 360 Active Case Finders (ACF) under the CBI program held at the University of Liberia over the weekend, Mr. Opoku asserted that as Nigeria and Senegal were declare free of the EVD, Liberia, too, can be declared free from the EVD if every Liberian pays full attention and takes very seriously the precautionary and preventive measures.“Volunteers are role models; people look at you because you are doing something to help your communities…not because of what you are going to gain from it materially but the fact that you want to be seen as somebody different…” Mr. Opoku said.He told the volunteers that the manner in which they conduct themselves in their communities will determine the seriousness of community members to the Ebola awareness messages they carry to them daily.The UNDP was proud to be part of processes that are positively contributing to the eradication of the Ebola virus disease in Liberia, he declared.The Community-based Initiative (CBI) project is an initiative that seeks to complement the efforts of the government and other relevant Ebola response teams in Liberia.The CBI takes cognizance of the need for community involvement in the national Ebola response and to stop the spread of the virus.Also speaking, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services and Head of the Ebola Emergency Incidence Management System (IMS), Tolbert Nyenswah, said the CBI is very essential and critical to the fight against the EVD in the country.Ebola started from the communities and it must stop at the community level with the full involvement of the community members, he averred.He told the participants to ensure that the messages are properly disseminated to the people to allow them take the necessary precautions against the EVD.“This is not an office- based work; it is a community-based work; it means that you are to be in the field, in the various communities talking to the people….” Minister Nyenswah said.The fight against the EVD has reached a very critical and crucial stage.The Assistant Health Minister disclosed that the fight against the virus has reached a stage that will determine whether the country will be declared free or more people will be infected or die from the virus if the necessary measures are not strictly adhered to and observed.Topics covered at the daylong training included social mobilization and health promotion; counseling and social support in the community; developing effective standard operating procedure for CBI; and strategy to reach hard to reach populations.Participants in the training included representatives from various women and youth groups, the religious community, community and traditional leaders, the Liberia Boys Scouts Association of Liberia. The participants were chosen from across nine of the seventeen districts of Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kinser lost nearly a second in the later practice. Truck qualifying is set for 1:10 p.m. today, preceded by a pair of Busch Series practices (8 and 10:30 a.m.) and a Nextel Cup practice at 11:30 a.m. Aaron Fike was the fastest of the five rookies in the field, posting the ninth-fastest time. “I think our Toyota Tundra is pretty fast,” said Fike, competing for Red Bull. “We were in the top-10 in both practice. All the other guys in front of me have got a billion laps around here. “The rain hurt me because we didn’t get to run. We only got to make a qualifying run so I think it hurt us a little bit.” CITIZEN SOLDIER Staff Sgt. Quinton D. Martin of the Mississippi National Guard will make NASCAR history Sunday by becoming the first non-celebrity to have his image on the hood of a Cup car. Martin was selected as the grand prize winner in the “Heroes of the Year” campaign created by Jackson Hewitt at this race a year ago. Martin has been with the Mississippi Army National Guard 24 years, deployed in Germany, South Korea, Panama, Honduras, and Costa Rica besides his home state. He volunteered for duty in Kuwait shortly after helping with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. He was nominated by his wife, Pat. “The National Guard has done a lot for me,” Martin said. “I appreciate everyone who voted for me. I know there are many troops who deserve it. We’re all in this.” SPONSOR NEWS Reed Sorenson will sport a Energizer e2 Lithium scheme at Fontana for his Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge and will be accompanied by the Energizer Bunny during pre-race ceremonies and in the pits. The Haas CNC Chevrolets will swap sponsors for Sunday’s race. David Green, who normally carries the Best Buy colors, will have Yellow Transportation sponsorship. Johnny Sauter, who normally drives the Yellow Chevy, will be in the Best Buy colors. Dale Jarrett’s UPS Toyota will carry a paint scheme in conjunction with the 133rd Kentucky Derby. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – Mark Martin, defending champion of tonight’s Craftsman Truck Series San Bernardino County 200, was the fastest in a Thursday practice session cut short by rain. Photo Gallery: NASCAR comes to California Speedway in Fontana Driving a Wood Brothers/JTG Racing Ford, Martin sped the two-mile oval at 176.795 mph on the first of 13 laps in the later afternoon session. The time was 40.795 seconds, an improvement of nearly a half-second from the opening practice. Jack Sprague was second to Martin by 0.089 seconds at 176.108, with Mike Skinner third at 41.019. Sprague was second-fastest to Kraig Kinser in the session.
Zon Multimedia has added a channel dedicated to bullfighting to its cable network.The Portuguese operator has launched Toros TV, a new premium channel that is available to all TV customers for €10 per month. Content from the channel is also available on Zon’s Videoclub VOD platform.Subscribers to Toros TV will receive three months free access to the Hunting and Fishing channel.
The African Movie Channel has launched an app for the iPad, a video-on-demand channel on the Roku platform and a revamped on-demand portal.The iPad app offers the ability to view a range of Nollywood and African films and TV series. Viewers can sign up for an account online at the africanmoviechannel.tv website.The African Movie Channel is offering a subscription offering for US$5 (€3.85) a month for access to all three services and no minimum subscription. The channel adds a minimum of seven new movies to its line-up each week.