RCS Supports 12 Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS) in partnership with Horten Rotary Club of Norway last Thursday provided cash assistance to 12 female Ebola survivors to help them establish businesses.Each of the beneficiaries received US$100. Mr. Augustus J. Flomo, head of RCS Public Relations, said the cash is intended to help the survivors re-establish their lives, adding, “There is no better way to do this than to start a petty business that they could grow in the long term.”“We want them to do their own businesses. This is why we decided to provide this little cash for them to start,” he said.“They lost everything because of the nature of the disease. Some of them lost their entire families and their stories are so heartbreaking, and we felt that we could not let them go just like that without any assistance.”He disclosed further that throughout the Ebola crisis, the organization provided psychosocial counselling, prevention and education to the beneficiaries.“We have been working with them for a period of time now and we know that they are truly in need of assistance,” he added.He hoped that the beneficiaries would make good use of the cash to help them back on their feet.“Their stories have always broken my heart. I shed tears whenever I hear each one of them explain their ordeal. It is so painful. I pray that God will take them through.”Making the presentation, District Governor of the Rotary District 9101, Marie-Irene Richmond Ahoua, thanked the government and its partners for collaborating to eradicate the virus in Liberia.DG Ahoua urged the beneficiaries to make use of the funds to better their lives.Mr. Kollie Bundo, president of the Ebola Survivors Association, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, lauded RCS and its partner for the gesture.Mr. Bundo promised that the beneficiaries will use the cash wisely to help them rebuild their lives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli elated with ‘complete performance’ as India book semis berth

first_imgTeam India performed to it’s full potential on Sunday and as a result comfortable defeated South Africa by 8 wickets at The Oval to enter the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-finals.CLICK TO WATCH FULL VIDEOPut into bat South Africa got bundled out for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah picking up two wickets each, while Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya got one wicket apiece.In reply, Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 78, while Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh remained not out on 76 and 23 respectively to guide India home with 12 overs to spare.India’s bowling and fielding were the high points in this match with Hardik, Bumrah and Kohli affecting three run outs in the first innings, including that of captain AB de Villiers, which dented South Africa’s progress.Captain Kohli reserved special praise for the bowlers and the fielding effort of his team after the victory.”It was a good toss to win. The wicket didn’t change much. We thought the wicket was really good to bat on. Our bowlers bowled really well and the fielders backed it up as well. I would say we had a complete performance in the field.”We grabbed our opportunities and that helped us restrict such a strong batting line-up to 190. Always good to get him (AB de Villiers) out early. He can really hurt you in the middle overs. It was great breakthrough for us. It was good to see the intensity from the boys,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.advertisementKohli also emphasised on the importance of staying at the wicket till the winning runs were scored and praised Dhawan for his batting effort at the top of the order.”It was important for someone to bat till the end. Luckily I could do the job for the team, but Shikhar’s intent was outstanding – getting the boundaries when required.”I think if you a share a 100 partnership in a 190 chase, more or less you finish games convincingly. Even Yuvi wanted to finish the game along with me to take some confidence to the semis,” he added.India, in all likelihood, will face Bangladesh in the semi-final on June 15 at Edgbaston. They are on top of the table in Group B with four points from three matches and can only be toppled by Sri Lanka if they beat Pakistan by around 294 runs in the final Group B game on Monday or if Pakistan win by around 267 runs.Looking ahead at the match in Birmingham, Kohli said the pitch their suits India’s game.”We played in Birmingham. We really like that stadium and we really like that pitch as well. It suits the kind of cricket we play. Anyone can grab the trophy, but for now our focus is only on Birmingham and bring our “A” game as we did today.”But there’s always room for improvement. You don’t want to sit on your laurels and be complacent. That’s not what we believe in. We’ll look back at where the bowlers went wrong and try to rectify that in our next game. Any game of cricket you play, whether you win or lose, there is always something to learn,” Kohli concluded.last_img read more

Ozil to miss Huddersfield – Wenger

first_imgArsenal Ozil to miss Arsenal’s midweek Huddersfield match Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 04:07 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) mesutozil - cropped Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Burnley v Arsenal Burnley Mesut Özil The Germany international is unlikely to feature on Wednesday after coming down with a mystery ailment prior to Arsenal’s weekend clash Arsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil to miss Arsenal’s midweek clash with Huddersfield Town despite not being sure on the illness that sidelined his playmaker at Burnley.Ozil, who has recently been linked with a move to Barcelona, travelled to Lancashire ahead of Sunday’s dramatic 1-0 win but was ruled out of contention on matchday and returned to London.Huddersfield +2 13/10 v Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal clearly missed the Germany international as they battled to break down Sean Dyche’s side until a stoppage time penalty from Alexis Sanchez settled the contest.And the Gunners will likely have to make do without Ozil’s services at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.”I don’t know [what the illness is], I haven’t seen him,” Wenger said at his post-match press conference.THIS is what it means#WeAreTheArsenal  pic.twitter.com/TveTDpOfB5— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 26, 2017″The doctor came to see me and said he had to travel back home. He was in the hotel with us.”Certainly he will be short for Wednesday. We will see what it is exactly.”Arsenal’s win at Turf Moor – their third successive 1-0 victory away to Burnley – meant they leapfrogged rivals Tottenham into fourth on the Premier League table. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more