Entertainment Centers Combat Ebola

first_imgEntertainment centers across Monrovia and its  environs have joined the ongoing traditional campaigns in combating the deadly Ebola virus across the country.According to the Proprietress of the Baby J. Bar & Restaurant in Saye Town, Sinkor, the issue of measures against the deadly Ebola virus are  termed as a “traditional thing for Liberia,” to secure people and customers’ safety.“I understand that Ebola travels around and is real and people contact it through hand-shakes, body contacts and other means,” said the proprietress, who declined to give her name.“Since the outbreak of Ebola, people are very careful and are avoiding our business center.”She called on Christians  to focus on worshipping God rather than the deadly Ebola virus that is being surrounded with fear by the people.  According to her, people  should take the preventive measures.  “The Ebola fear has overshadowed us, leading people to worship the epidemic,” she claimed. “I want us to take the preventive measures. Let us be like the Hebrew brothers that said they will not worship any man made god.” “If Liberia is a Christian  nation, we should continue to give God the glory and He will save us from this crisis.”   According to her, entertainment centers have been receiving less customers since the outbreak of the epidemic,  due to the fear of the buyers.  The spread of the virus has led to a total reduction of customers.“I believe that many of those that are coming to entertain themselves are now taking preventive measures described by the health authorities and international partners.”According to the Baby J proprietress, her entertainment center has been regularly informing customers coming and going out to constantly carryout the issue of hand-washing as way of preventing the deadly virus.She urged other people, including marketers and commuters, to get involved in observing Ebola measures to help keep Liberia and its  people safe from the virus.One entertainment owner in Jallah Town community, Sinkor, said, he was religiously doing his hand-wash and avoiding of body contacts to ensure that his life is safe.According to him, with the present condition of the deadly Ebola in Liberia, Liberians must take advantage of the preventive measures described by the health authorities in order to survive the epidemic.“We have received information from the health authorities that health workers are dying from the virus.  This is indication that everyone needs to take the preventive measures.”He used the occasion to call on the National government to properly investigate the ‘well poisoning reports in the country, stating that this is another serious problem for Liberia.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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Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Ancajas still holds the former no.1 pound-for-pound fighter in high regard in putting the 115-lb division into the consciousness of the boxing world.And if given a chance, the IBF World super flyweight champion would like to take on the former WBC title-holder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The 115-lb fighters have really put on great shows in the past years and the one who really carried the division was Chocolatito especially in his fights against [Carlos] Cuadras and [Srisaket] Sor Rungvisai,” said Ancajas in Filipino Tuesday in the PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Gonzalez has fallen off the ladder after he lost two straight against Sor Rungvisai that ended his 46-fight winning streak.“If I’m given a chance, I’d like to fight Chocolatito, but as of now I’m focused on my title defense and the other champions.”Ancajas (29-1-1) said he could fight as early as April and he would put his IBF strap on the line against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan (14-3).“There’s no final decision yet, but I’m expecting Sultan,” said Ancajas who was given one of the three Athlete of the Year awards.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Roman Gonzalez has been knocked off his post as the top super flyweight in the world, but that doesn’t stop reigning IBF champion from wanting to take a shot against Chocolatito.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Brett Lee retires from international cricket

first_imgOne of the world’s fastest bowlers who made India his second home, Australia’s Brett Lee on Friday announced his retirement from international cricket ending an injury-ravaged career that spanned 13 years.The 35-year-old affable pacer, who retired from Test cricket in 2010, had been most recently laid low by a calf injury.Lee, a part-time bass guitarist who enjoys a huge fan-base in India, said he could not carry on anymore given the suffering his body has endured.”It has been a dream career, I guess, 13 years at the top. I couldn’t ask for much more,” Lee told ‘Channel Nine’.Lee said he had initially planned to retire after the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka.”Thirteen years, Friday the 13th, it’s appropriate for me to go. I woke up this morning after not much sleep and it’s the right time to go. It just came to me this morning and I just felt it’s the right time to leave the game.”It’s been in the back of my mind for a few months.”Lee said he was happy to have played “in a fantastic era, playing with the likes of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist, Steve and Mark Waugh, heroes of mine growing up”.”It’s now stage two of my life coming up so I’m pretty happy and pretty excited. My holiday will be at home, I’m sick of being away.”{blurb}The paceman retired from Test cricket in February 2010 after taking 310 wickets in 76 matches.He continued playing for Australia in one-day matches and in the Twenty20 arena. International retirement notwithstanding, Lee will continue playing in the Australian Big Bash and Indian Premier league.advertisementRated among the most fearsome fast bowlers in modern era, the ever-smiling six-footer took 380 wickets in 221 one-day internationals and 28 wickets from 25 Twenty20 appearances for Australia.Interestingly his Test career began against India, a country he frequents for reasons beyond cricket.It was a sensational debut in 1999 as Lee grabbed seven wickets — five in the first innings itself to announce his arrival at the international stage.But the promise he held out at the start of his career was hampered by frustrating injury breakdowns. The speedster underwent as many as four surgeries on his right ankle itself besides enduring shoulder problems.However, that didn’t affect his commercial appeal either in Australia or India, where he collaborated with the legendary Asha Bhonsle for a hit song and made a cameo appearance as himself in a Bollywood movie.He was a member of the 2003 World Cup-winning team in South Africa but missed the next edition in the West Indies due to an ankle injury.”I look back to when I was 19, and while I hope (my injuries) never happen to anyone else, it’s a fact that when you bowl fast injuries happen,” he has said.”You have to deal with it and you have to learn from what’s happened because it makes you a stronger person. I have a saying ‘if you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space’, it means have a crack.”Lee’s decision to retire leaves him just one wicket shy of Glenn McGrath’s Australian record of 381 ODI scalps.In fact, in nine Tests following McGrath’s departure, Lee clinched 58 wickets at 21.55 and also won the Allan Border Medal in 2008.last_img read more

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