Egg producer issues massive recall

first_imgLOOSE A USDA SMALL X 30 DOZENN/A CRYSTAL FARMS A MEDIUM X30077236000203 COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN077236000302 LOOSE A XLARGE X15 DOZENN/A COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP077236700400 Item DescriptionCarton UPC LOOSE USDA AA MEDIUM X30 DOZENN/A FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN035826089649 GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC078742127128 COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN077236000500 WAFFLE HOUSE LOOSE USDA A LARGE X 30 DOZENN/A LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X15 DOZENN/A GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC078742127132 COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN077236000203 COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN077236000401 GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZENN/A COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN051933182509 COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP077236700301 LOOSE A USDA MEDIUM X 30 DOZENN/A GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC078742127088 LOOSE A MEDIUM X30 DOZENN/A LOOSE AA XLARGE X30 DOZENN/A COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN051933182608 GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN078742127118 The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard time. LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X15 DOZENN/A LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 30 DOZENN/A GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN078742127224 LOOSE USDA A XLARGE X30 DOZENN/A GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZENN/A GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZENN/A GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZENN/A FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN035826089618 COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN077236000500 GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZENN/A LOOSE A XLARGE X30 DOZENN/A LOOSE A MEDIUM X 15 DOZENN/A Seymour, In. — Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with SalmonellaBraenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.22 illnesses have been reported to date.The affected eggs, from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package, as follows:Lot Codes 011 – 102 FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN035826089632 COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X15 DOZEN077236000401 GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC078742127101 GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZENN/A COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN077236000302 COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN051933190801 CRYSTAL FARMS A 2.5 DOZ MEDIUM X 25077236000124 SUNSHINE FARMS A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN804879457336 LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X30 DOZENN/A FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN035826089601 NELMS A JUMBO X24634181000018 FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN035826089588 GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN078742127095 LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 15 DOZENN/A GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC078742127071 LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X30 DOZENN/A GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC078742127149 FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN035826089625 CRYSTAL FARMS A 18PK MEDIUM X 30077236000258last_img read more

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The Latest: European Masters golf tournament canceled

first_imgWorld Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Latest: European Masters golf tournament canceled Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends. May 1, 2020 Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August.The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30.Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.___The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled.last_img read more

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Modric: We Have Every Reason to be Proud of Our Achievements

first_img“When you see this support of the fans after the match, it definitely makes you happier. We know we did something big here. But when you come so close, it is not easy to take.”Though justifiably proud, both of his own outstanding performances in Russia and of his team’s spectacular campaign, Modric winced at the fresh and painful memory of their 4-2 Final loss to France in that epic final on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.“We fought heroically, we did everything to win, but we were unlucky,” he said. “We were the better team most of the match but unfortunately some unlucky and clumsy goals cost us dearly and gave France the advantage.”Modric’s assessment was echoed by his coach, Zlatko Dalic, who was gracious in his praise for Les Bleus and generous in his acknowledgement of his players’ Herculean efforts.“I congratulate France on their title,” said Dalic. “And I also have to congratulate my players. This was maybe the best game we played in this tournament; we controlled the match. But against a side as strong as France, you must not make mistakes. We are a bit sad but we have to be proud as well for what we’ve done.”No-one had more reason to be proud than Modric, of course, and Dalic was quick to praise his star midfielder for following in the footsteps of Golden Ball winners such as Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and Diego Maradona.“We are very glad that Luka has won the Golden Ball, and deservedly so,” said Dalic. “He had a terrific tournament.”The same, too, could be said of the entire Croatia team, and a heroes’ homecoming is assured. Modric certainly believes that every member of the Vatreni squad can leave Russia with heads held high and memories that will last a lifetime.“We can be proud of this tournament,” he said. “We played very well. Truly, this was a great tournament for Croatia.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Croatia’s players and their coach headed home from Russia 2018 as national heroes on Monday. Luka Modric was rewarded for his massive contribution to the Croatian team with a tangible reward, collecting the tournament’s adidas Golden Ball award as the best player of this edition.“I’m proud of that,” he said. “I would also like to thank all my team-mates, because without their help I would certainly not have received this award.“We were so close to winning the World Cup itself,” he added. “And we will certainly think about it for a long time. But we can be proud.last_img read more

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Penn State : Fans stay peaceful after Nebraska loss

first_img Comments Published on November 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: jdharr04@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Just before kickoff between Penn State and Nebraska at noon Saturday, the sidelines were empty. The players, coaches and athletic officials were absent. They were already on the field, huddling together in a circle at the 50-yard line to kneel down in complete silence amid more than 107,000 people in Beaver Stadium.The 12th-ranked Nittany Lions and No. 19 Nebraska were praying.‘It was loud and cheering when the players were coming together but then it got really quiet and I almost felt everyone in the stadium could hear it, and for 100,000 people to stay hush, I say that’s the power of god. It was very touching,’ Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown told reporters after the game.Brown, who led the prayer, said the gathering at midfield allowed the nation to understand the reality of the situation at Penn State and would help heal the community.‘I think one of the most touching moments was right before the prayer, Tom Bradley said to me, ‘Where’s Bo? Where’s Bo?’ and Bo was coming,’ Brown said. ‘He was a little behind. He says, ‘I want Bo to kneel next to me.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBo Pelini is the head coach of Nebraska (8-2), while Bradley is the interim head coach of the Nittany Lions (8-2).‘And I really thought it represented he spirit that was taking place inside that huddle,’ Brown added. ‘We knew we were going to go to battle against each other. It was a big game for both teams, but there was something bigger.’At the end of the game, police officers stood in the endzones with their eyes watchful on the crowd — watching for someone to act after a Penn State rally came up short against Nebraska in a week when scandal had riddled State College. But no such action occurred — even a day after a Beaver Stadium received a bomb threat while the Penn State community held a moving candelight vigil Friday night on Old Main Lawn.As the defeated Penn State players made their way to the lockeroom after the clock hit zero on their spirited comeback try, most of the crowd remained in Beaver Stadium and applauded the Nittany Lions, playing without legendary former head coach Joe Paterno.Outside the stadium, the scene was just as respectful as several Nebraska fans said they felt welcomed by the Penn State community, despite the sexual abuse charges and national media attention facing the university. Nebraska fans claimed that the emotion pouring from State College didn’t cause Penn State fans to disrespect or harass them, although the Cornhuskers won the game 17-14.Mike Vendetti, of Maryland, said after the game that the prayer was an important gesture from Nebraska.‘It was respectful of the team, it was respectful of the coach and it was respectful of the whole situation,’ he said. ‘I thought it was a great first step for a visiting team to come in and make a gesture like that. I think that’s exactly the spirit of Penn State and I’m glad Nebraska did it.’Although Paterno has given back to the Penn State community throughout his time at the helm of the Nittany Lions, the legendary head coach lost more than a job when he was fired Wednesday night, Vendetti said.‘He doesn’t lose his ability to provide like I would if I got fired, he loses a reputation that he worked very hard to build in this community,’ Vendetti said. ‘You got an 84-year-old man who intentionally built a good reputation and will never be able to recover it. It’s gone for good and that’s tough.’Standing with Vendetti was Virginia resident Jim Rodriguez, who was sporting a Nebraska visor and black Cornhuskers hoody.Rodriguez said he was treated fairly by Penn State fans after arriving in State College at about 8 a.m. Saturday. Rodriguez said he and his family were expecting to leave later on Saturday after some of the traffic died down.‘We had planned this trip in August and even though the events unfolded, we got tickets, we’re still going to go,’ Rodriguez said.And although Rodriguez thinks it’s unfortunate that the scandal brought down Paterno before he could retire, he knows where the focus truly lies.‘Joe was an icon, a legend, and always will be that,’ Rodriguez said. ‘I think he said it best when he said I should have done more. It’s unfortunate but you move forward, you got to move on and pray for those families and pray for the children affected here at Penn State.’It was announced during the game that Nebraska and Penn State fans had helped donate $22,582 at the stadium Saturday to prevent child abuse.Mary Rodriguez, Jim Rodriguez’s mother and a Florida resident, said she felt welcomed in State College even while wearing her Nebraska red.‘I can’t tell you how many people came up and gave me a big hug,’ Mary Rodriguez said. ‘Before the game even started on our way in, they were all like, ‘Hey, welcome, we’re so happy to have you and how was your trip over.”Steve Nicholas, an Albany resident, fell in love with the Cornhuskers while watching a TV interview with former head coach Tom Osborne when he was 7 years old. Osborne, the athletic director at Nebraska, coached the Cornhuskers for 25 years.And although Nicholas said the game between Nebraska and Penn State was ugly, he was treated kindly by those cheering for the Nittany Lions.‘Everybody was very friendly, courteous,’ Nicholas said. ‘People actually went out of their way to make sure we knew where we were going and if we needed anything and they welcomed us. We had a great time.’Nicholas arrived in State College on Friday with a group of about 10 other people, who were planning to go home Sunday.Both Craig Bonza, of Oklahoma, and Brett Petersen, of Washington, D.C., said the Penn State fans were accommodating all weekend, even buying the two Nebraska fans drinks in downtown bars Friday.‘They want to make sure it’s not a negative reflection on them,’ Bonza said. ‘They more than went out of their way — I don’t know if they’re like that normally — but they’re extremely nice, polite and courteous people.’But Eric Milton, a State College resident and Penn State fan, said the courteousness of the Nittany Lion community isn’t anything new.‘It’s not this week, it’s every week,’ Milton said. ‘There’s nothing different about this week than any other week. Everybody gets treated properly at Penn State; it’s how Penn State rolls. That’s the god’s honest truth. It’s not just this weekend, it’s always like that. I always go out of my way to make sure the tailgating people next to me have a good time and that’s just the Penn State way.’To Milton, the decision to fire Paterno was warranted.‘I’m glad he’s gone,’ Milton said. ‘I’m glad all those guys are gone. I have a 7-year-old boy at home and it makes me think. Joe didn’t stop it, he allowed that guy to continue to operate. That monster kept going for seven more years.’Rob Raubenstine, who resides in Elizabethville, Pa., said he didn’t hear any negative comments from Nebraska fans about Paterno or the sexual abuse charges hanging over Penn State.Raubenstine has been a fan of the Nittany Lions for about 30 years, as he has been coming to the games since he was 16 years old. He now has season tickets, family members that attend the university and a relative who works at Penn State.But the longtime fan knows the decision to fire Paterno was the right one, although the media has skewed the focus of the scandal away from the victims and onto the winningest head coach in major college football history removed in the midst of his 46th season.‘First thing you see is Joe Paterno, you don’t see about the university, the scandal,’ Raubenstine said. ‘It’s like Joe’s the rapist and not Sandusky and that’s kind of wrong. I understand they had to do what they had to do because you wouldn’t have looked good keeping him and not anybody else. It’s sad that he couldn’t have said goodbye today at the last home game.’jdharr04@syr.edu last_img read more

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AUDIO: I Will Comfortably Combine Akwa United and Golden Eaglets Jobs – Maikaba

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Maikaba-November-16.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RelatedMaikaba Still Waiting For Golden Eaglets Contract From NFF (AUDIO)January 23, 2018In “National Team”NPFL: Maikaba Backs Everton, Begs Akwa United Fans (AUDIO)January 25, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: Emotional Maikaba Hopes For A “Beautiful Game” Against Everton’s Akwa United (AUDIO)January 23, 2019In “NPFl” Maikaba disclosed that he has programmes in place at the Uyo-based side that will thrive even in his absence.“It depends on the programmes of both sides,” he said.“If you check the case of Akwa United, I’m very sure we have put a good foundation where even in my absence temporarily, my assistants can go ahead with the job and continue from where we stopped. They can do it very well; I have trust in their abilities and I know they can do it very well in my absence.“For Golden Eaglets, I have to get the programmes first, talk about the contract with the NFF (Nigeria Football Federation), then; I will know how to combine the two jobs because both sides need me well.“I don’t think any of the two (teams) will suffer because we’ll put down a programme where we’ll make sure the two sides benefit from my wealth of experience.”The Akwa United coach takes over the Golden Eaglets coaching role from Manu Garba, who won the Fifa U-17 World Cup in 2013 but failed to qualify the team for the last CAF U-17 AFCON which served as a qualifier for the recently-concluded U-17 World Cup in India.center_img Abdu Maikaba has exclusively told www.busybuddiesng.com that he will combine the coaching roles of Akwa United and the Golden Eaglets without either suffering.The former Wikki Tourists coach, who led Akwa United to Aiteo Cup glory last month, was over the weekend handed the reins of Nigeria’s U-17 men’s national football team.last_img read more

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Fatau Dauda tips Black Stars to soar in Brazil

first_imgBlack Stars number one goalkeeper and Orlando Pirates of South Africa shot stopper, Fatau Dauda, has expressed his appreciation to Ghanaians for their support which made it possible for him to be named in the 26-man provisional squad for Brazil.In a chat with Myjoyonline on Wednesday,Dauda, who spoke from his South Africa based said he was delighted that he was picked as one of the goalkeepers  for the Mundial in Brazil and  has been totally enthralled by the huge support of Ghanaians over his call-up, promising that he will not fail the country during Mundial  in Brazil.“Now the leagues are almost over across the world and all of us have a new focus, which is the World Cup, we will go there and enjoy ourselves and also excel for ourselves and the country. I can’t wait for the World Cup to start”, he declared.On his inspiration ahead of the World Cup, Dauda widely regarded as Ghana’s best goalkeeper of the modern era declared that it has always been God. “God has always been the greatest supporter I have, He has always been there for me when I needed support and He has continued to inspire me to greater heights. Apart from that the support I get from my family and Ghanaians have been massive inspiration for me, I pray that the World Cup will be a crowning glory for me, the team and all Ghanaians”.last_img read more

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Damir Džumhur goes to the Olympics

first_imgDamir Džumhur surrounded the match to Guido Andreozzi in the first round of Challenger in Prostějov.He surrounded the match after an hour of a game, when the result was 7:5, 4:1 in favor of his opponent.Our best tennis player was forced to surrender the match due to ankle injury that he got during his training.Despite the pain, he decided to try to play, but he was not able to make it until the end.As regards to his placement for the Olympic Games, the ATP ranking that will be published next Monday, will be taken into the consideration.Damir will be ranked at 86th or 87th position of ATP ranking (depending on the result Gastao Elias achieves this week). He will be ranked at 53rd of 54th position out of 56 tennis players that are going to the Olympics.(Source: klix)last_img

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The Red Bull agitates the transfer market in Europe

first_imgThere are more examples of how Red Bull is signing talent to grow, both in Germany and in Austria. Salzburg has South Korean Hee-chan among its pearls Hwang, who has also made an excellent Champions League and recently strengthened the middle of the Leipzig field with Liverpool’s Nail Keita. With these examples and many others, there is no doubt that in the coming years, the Red Bull will be the protagonist of European football. This hurricane also affects Timo Werner, leading striker of the German team that plays in Leipzig. Atletico and Barcelona have been around for a while and from England they say that Liverpool is also interested in getting their services, although this option seems less likely. Further, Nagelsmann, his coach, is not willing to let it out easily, and less with the leading team in the Bundesliga and in the round of 16 of the champions, where he will face Tottenham de Mourinho. And it turns out that these three players have stirred the market in the Bundesliga, each with a different role. Haaland, one of the big emerging stars of European football this season, has started a domino effect with his signing for Dortmund, which has paid Salzburg 20 million euros for the player. Madrid had his eye on him after his spectacular role in the Champions League (eight goals in six games) but with his arrival at the Borussers, he has opened the door to Alcacer, who in turn, is waiting for what happens with Rodrigo and Gameiro in Valencia, of what Milan does with Piatek or that Barça decides to find a striker to replace Suárez’s loss. Precisely to deal with this company, Dani Olmo has been signed for 30 million from Dinamo Zagreb. A clear sign that the Red Bull wants to rub shoulders with the greats of Europe, swiping teams like City or Barça one of the most precious and future players on the continent. He entered football as a surprise guest and is already one of the kings of the party. Red Bull energy drinks company is making its way on Planet Soccer as one of the great players in the European market in recent times. Leipzig and Salzburg, their two flagships, have specialized in getting young talent, polishing it, and turning their teams into clubs capable of putting the great giants of the Champions in check. Haaland, Timo Werner and now Dani Olmo are the clear examples of the path marked by the sports direction of Red Bull clubs.last_img read more

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UNICEF Provides Sanitary Kits for Schools Reopening

first_imgUnited Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided over 7,000 kits for school authorities.The kits are being distributed by partners to over 4,000 schools in all 98 school districts across the country. They are also helping parents, staff and other community members to keep safe from the EVD.Schools normally resume academic activities in September, after two months vacation, but due to the Ebola outbreak, had remained closed since last year.During the distribution, Minister of Education, Etmonia Tarpeh, said, “The Ebola outbreak has had a devastating effect on our health and educational systems and our way of life in Liberia. We have managed to beat back the spread of the virus through collective efforts.”She then emphasized on the importance the Ministry placed on the reopening of schools as well as getting school age children back to school.She, however, prayed that the reopening of schools would not be further interrupted, either by the Ebola menace or any other eventuality.With UNICEF support the Government of Liberia has developed protocols for the safe re-opening of schools, including hand-washing stations, checking students’ temperatures, establishing isolation areas for both students and staff, and having in place a system of referral to the nearest health facility.“UNICEF is supporting the MOE and the Ministry of Health in our common goal to see Liberian children back to school as soon as possible. The provision of these kits and the ongoing protocols are part of our commitment to the children of Liberia,” said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative in Liberia.Over 30 partner organizations are currently delivering the kits, which include thermometers, buckets with faucets, chlorine, soap, brooms and brushes, rubber boots and gloves.“We urge community members, teachers and staff at schools, and students to ensure that the protocols are implemented to keep students, communities and families safe,” said Tolbert Nyenswah, Assistant Minister of Health and Chair of the Incident Management System.UNICEF is also supporting awareness on how to implement the protocols and help keep schools safe, including training district education officers (DEOs), environmental health technicians, district health officers (DHOs), NGO partners, and religious leaders in all 15 counties.“This is a broader support we are providing to the Government of Liberia in its fight against the Ebola outbreak,” added Yett. “We are committed to continue working with together to eradicate Ebola from the country.”In a related development, Save the Children International (SCI), along with the MOE and local Health offices in Margibi County over the weekend held a one-day workshop for school administrators and community leaders.The cost of the safe school protocol rollout workshop was put at over US$50,000 for the three school districts in Margibi County.The exercise was part of the “Protocol for Safe School Environment in the wake of Ebola outbreak in Liberia” being rolled out to teachers, school administrators and community leaders.The social mobilization following the exercise, according to SCI Education Manager, Augustine Kullie, was also a key component in the fight against Ebola and that the entity looks forward to seeing school administrators, teachers and community leaders having detailed understanding of the exercise.Kakata DEO, Amanda Zota said her office will ensure the execution of the protocol, vowing to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the exercise approved is executed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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McAllister vows to strengthen PNC if elected vice chair

first_img…satisfied with Congress preparations, processBy Michael YoungeLongstanding People’s National Congress Reform Executive Member Thandi McAllister on Tuesday vowed to strengthen her party while working to advance the interests of women and youth across the country by focusing on the implementation of socio-economic policies that would lead to their overall empowerment, should she become the party’s next Vice Chairman at its upcoming Congress.Thandi McAllisterMcAllister, speaking with the Guyana Times during an interview, said she believes she has acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge over the past two decades to function effectively as that party’s next Vice Chairperson, having served her party at various levels.“I have come through the ranks. I have served”, she stated, while explaining that she is not just merely interested in clinching the nod from the delegates to serve as the party’s VC, but is more concerned about continuing the rich legacy of the PNC/R and its founding principles.“I want to make a meaningful contribution to the formulation of party policies which will eventually impact national policy,” the 36-year-old Maritime attorney-at-law explained during the interview.Asked if she were selected to serve what she would do differently, McAllister insisted that it wasn’t about changing the way things are done if there is no need to at the moment, but moreso ensuring that there is continuity of the work of the Office of Vice Chairman of the PNC/R.She admitted that she has seen party delegates and other party members since accepting the nomination to vie for the post of PNC/R VC. So far, McAllister confirmed, there have been meetings and engagements held with representatives from Regions Three and Six.The PNC/R Executive also explained that other engagements are scheduled to take place in Regions Two, Four Seven and Nine.“I have been meeting the delegates. We have been engaging them on a number of matters. I intend to continue these meetings,” McAllister noted.Questioned as to whether she was concerned that there were other experienced candidates who might receive the nod ahead of her, the lawyer responded in the negative. She insisted that the PNC/R Congress was about democracy and respecting the right of all financial members to run for high office in order to serve if they were nominated.“This is not a divisive race; this is about party democracy, and the election of office bearers will reflect the truly democratic nature of the PNC/R as a political party. Competition is nothing new within the PNC”, she remarked.She accepted that running for the post requires hard work, but explained that she is excited and upbeat throughout the experience because the support from delegates has been overwhelming.“I think that I have gathered support from the base, and that’s important”, she confessed.McAllister joined the PNC in 1994 at the age of 12. She commenced participating in the activities of the Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM) in the village of Uitvlugt, WCD, and in 1996 secured membership of the now PNCR as a member of the GYSM, serving the GYSM as National Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. She is currently the CEC Representative of Region 3.Soon after accepting the nomination to run for VC, she said in a social media post, “I am both humbled and honoured that its membership has expressed confidence in my ability to function as a Vice Chairperson”.McAllister graduated as valedictorian at International Maritime Administration’s (IMO) International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI). McAllister is a Legal Officer attached to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD). The class of 2017-2018 comprised students from 41 different countries.When it comes to Vice Chairmanship, there are seven other nominees. They are Volda Lawrence, Joseph Harmon, Dr George Norton, Annette Ferguson, James Bond, Winston Felix, and overseas-based Cosbert Roberts. The PNC’s Biennial Delegates Congress to elect a new Chairperson is slated for August 17-19, 2018.last_img read more

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