Liberia is officially free of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday Thursday, after the country successfully passed 42 days without a confirmed case of this often-fatal disease, the Voice of America (VOA) reported.“WHO commends Liberia’s government and people on their effective response to this recent re-emergence of Ebola,” said Dr. Alex Gasasira, the organization’s representative in Liberia. “WHO will continue to support Liberia in its effort to prevent, detect and respond to suspected cases,” he assured.This is the fourth time that Liberia has been declared free of the virus since the epidemic began in December 2013. The most recent flare-up was traced to a woman who had been exposed to the virus in Guinea and traveled to Liberia with her children. They subsequently became infected thereby spreading the virus.By late last year, when the WHO declared the Ebola outbreak virtually over, the virus had killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three most seriously affected West African countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Double “H” Saddle Club is hosting the 51st Annual Rodeo this weekend, in Hudson’s Hope.The weekend kicks-off with the Parade in downtown Hudson’s Hope Saturday morning at 10 am. Rodeo action starts at 1pm both days, and Saturday night’s dance and party starts at 9pm.There is a concession on the grounds and camping available.- Advertisement -For more information contact Renee at 250-262-0184.
BUSINESS NAME: Taylor’s Tea House BUSINESS ADDRESS: 850 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 PHONE: (805) 230-3030 WEB SITE: www.taylorsteahouse.com OWNER: Kim Spaeth ESTABLISHED: 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Eight DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: Taylor’s is a birthday party/special event facility offering several types of parties. All parties are inclusive, and Taylor’s takes care of every detail. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No. I’ve had other small businesses. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? After three kids and staying home for five years, I was looking for something to challenge my brain and still allow me the time to take care of my kids. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? The idea for Taylor’s initially came from a family member, and many other family members and friends add new ideas regularly. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? About six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Lots of research, finding the right products, building a marketing plan and just preparing. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Initial startup cost was about $50,000. We used our home equity line. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? My husband, my parents and my brother. Between all of them is a wealth of business knowledge. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? I originally thought setting up a business would require me to hire others, when it was actually very easy to do most aspects myself. This allowed me to learn how to get going and of course to save money. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $150,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To grow 15 percent this year, secure a location for store number two, create and implement a summer program of etiquette classes and camps and have some fun doing it! To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Acting co-chair of the of 2276 PPCLI Royal Canadian Army Cadets executive committee, local real estate agent Terry Isenbecker, believes he has found a permanent home for the cadets, and is seeking support to bring his dream of a permanent local home to fruition.Isenbecker has located a parcel of Crown Land on the shores of Charlie Lake that he believes would be a perfect location to build a camp for cadets, one that could also be used by other local community groups, such as North Peace Search and Rescue. With the assistance of Urban Systems, he has begun the process of applying to use and develop this parcel of land for the cadets, which has been dubbed Camp Charlie.Located on the eastern shore of Charlie Lake, near the Dressler Memorial Gun Range, the 4.5 acre parcel has year-round access via Sunnyside Drive, and although is currently covered in vegetation, is ideal for the Cadet Corps rural training. It includes a cliff-face down to the lake, which can be used to practice rappelling by groups such as North Peace Search and Rescue. Camp Charlie’s close proximity to Fort St. John means that the cadets will no longer have to drive over an hour to Camp Cameron, a journey which Isenbecker described as potentially hazardous in the winter months. In addition, there are emergency services in Fort St. John, a mere 10km away, should any of the groups which might wish to use it, need medical attention and is in the Charlie Lake Fire Protection Area.- Advertisement -The 2276 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Royal Canadian Army Cadets (formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Ranger Cadets), has been helping local youth become better citizens since September 1946. The program is open to all girls and boys, aged 12 to 18 years. Currently there are 75 local youth enrolled, with a future goal of 100. The proposed Camp Charlie would have ample training and educational space for the cadets.Isenbecker is seeking community support for his proposal, in order to finalise and submit his application for a tenure lease of the property from the government. At the April 27 Regular Council meeting, Councillor Trevor Bolin recommended that Council write a letter supporting Isenbecker’s application for a tenure lease on the proposed Camp Charlie land.Below is a copy of the application provided to Fort St. John City Council.Advertisement
7 Click the arrow to see more free transfers available for Premier League clubs – Liverpool look like landing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes once he recovers from a cruciate ligament injury and passes a medical. Valdes will bring experience to the squad if he signs and would ensure healthy competition for the number one spot with Simon Mignolet, so talkSPORT looks at other decent players available for free… Mario Yepes (left) – He may be 38, but that hasn’t stopped the Colombian from being linked with a move to Arsenal. Yepes has played 102 time for his country and captained the side at the 2014 World Cup where the South Americans were eliminated by Brazil at the quarter-final stage. Any deal would be short term, though, but would cover the loss of Thomas Vermaelen. 7 Jonas – Tottenham have been linked with 30-year-old Jonas, a former team-mate of Roberto Soldado’s at Valencia. The Brazilian scored 38 goals across the two seasons he spent alongside Soldado, with the Spaniard scoring 57 in that time. Watch some of his goals here. 7 Liverpool are the front runners to sign free agent Victor Valdes.The former Barcelona goalkeeper has bags of experience, but he is not the only decent free agent out there.Tottenham, Arsenal, Leicester and QPR have both been linked with moves for players, who are available to move outside of the transfer window.Sadly for Basingstoke Town, who were recently linked with Ronaldinho, the Brazilian superstar was snapped up on a two-year deal by Mexican club Queretaro.However, there are plenty of others available, so click the arrow on the right to see them and let us know if your side could do with the extra help. 7 Hugo Almeida (right) – Almeida has been without a club since leaving Besiktas, with QPR, West Ham and Leicester all said to be interested. The 30-year-old has played 56 times for Portugal, scoring 19 goals and has also won two league titles with Porto, the German Cup with Werder Bremen and the Turkish Cup with Besiktas. Florent Malouda – There was apparent interest from English clubs when Malouda left Chelsea last summer, but in the end Trabzonspor signed him. However, the 34-year-old has now been released and is training with his first club, Ligue 2 side Chateauroux after reportedly being offered to Leicester and Crystal Palace. Diego Lugano (right) – If the rumours of Arsenal wanting some experienced cover in defence are true, then a younger option could be Diego Lugano, who last played for West Brom in the Premier League. At 33, the Uruguayan is vastly experienced following spells at Fenerbahce, PSG and Malaga. He also captained his country against Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup. 7 7 Joseph Yobo (right) – Yobo is best remembered in England for the eight years he spent at Everton between 2002 and 2010. He actually left the club in 2012 after spending two seasons on loan at Fenerbahce, who he eventually left the Toffees on a permanent basis for. At the 2014 World Cup he showed he is still capable of playing at a high level when he captained Nigeria to the last 16. 7
FORBES: Magazine rankings leave 82 billionaires outside of the exclusive 400 club. By Jackie Farwell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – A billion dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to. But the list showed some notable changes. Joining the top 10 of the country’s richest for the first time were Google Inc. founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who tied for fifth place. The 34-year-old moguls’ wealth has quadrupled since 2004 to an estimated $18.5 billion this year, while their company’s stock value has surged 500 percent. And, lower down, almost half of the 45 newcomers made their millions in hedge funds and private equity investments. The youngest member of this year’s list was 33-year-old hedge fund manager John Arnold, who joined the ranks at No. 317 and a net worth of $1.5 billion. “Wall Street really led the charge this year,” said Matthew Miller, editor of the Forbes list. “God only knows if they’ll be on it next year. It really just depends on what the market does.” Surging oil prices also helped some members of the list. Oil baron brothers Charles and David Koch also broke into the top 10, sharing the No. 9 spot with estimated wealth of $17 billion. Their ascension bumped the Walton family, heirs to the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fortune, from the top 10 for the first time since 1989. The discount retailer, struggling with a slowing economy, higher gasoline prices and merchandising mishaps, has seen its sales lag behind rivals like Target Corp.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For the first time, it takes more than $1billion to earn a spot on Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans. The minimum net worth for inclusion in this year’s rankings released Thursday was $1.3billion, up $300 million from last year. The new threshold meant 82 of America’s billionaires didn’t make the cut. Collectively, the people who made the rankings released Thursday are worth $1.54trillion, compared with $1.25 trillion last year. The very top of the list was unchanged: Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates led the list for the 14th straight year, this time with a net worth estimated at $59 billion. He was followed by Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in second place with an estimated $52 billion and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, No. 3 with an estimated worth of $28 billion. Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. maintained his ranking at No. 4, with an estimated net worth of $26 billion.
A striker, defender and midfielder appear to be high on the list of Chelsea transfer priorities.The Blues have already signed £32m forward Michy Batshuayi and here, talkSPORT has the latest on whether the Blues are close to getting any more deals over the line.TOP 10 PREMIER LEAGUE SIGNINGS OF THE SUMMER SO FARClick the arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer rumours.Remember, for all the latest transfer rumours click here and make sure you listen to the Transfer Centre on talkSPORT 2 every weekday at 1pm. 6 Felipe Anderson’s new agent has ties to Conte – Now the Lazio playmaker has aligned himself with agent Giuliano Bertolucci, who has links to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, Italian publication Gazzetta is suggesting a transfer to south west London is on the cards. The speedy 23-year-olds performances in the 2014/15 season saw him linked with top European clubs, though last seasons displays were disappointing by his standards. 6 Kalidou Koulibaly: Everton want long term Chelsea transfer target – Chelsea have been linked with Napoli defender Koulibaly, but now Everton possibly preparing for life without John Stones are reportedly set to make the Serie A club an offer of £38.5m. Senegal international Koulibaly, 25, joined Napoli from Genk in 2014 for around £5.5m. 6 Alvaro Morata is going to stay at Real Madrid – Spanish news outlet Marca report that Morata will remain at Real Madrid. It was thought the European champions were open to selling the 23-year-old striker after buying him back from Juventus, but despite a reported £50m offer from Chelsea, Morata is going nowhere. Graziano Pelle snubs PL for China – click the arrow to see more Chelsea transfer rumours – Everton and Chelsea have been linked with Pelle, who has a year left on his Southampton contract, but his lucrative move to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng has now been confirmed. Former Italy playmaker Giancarlo Antognoni a 1982 World Cup winner believes it is a mistake. Pelle is courted in Europe and in my opinion he should carefully evaluate the offers that have arrived, he told TMW radio. He also added that he should have jumped at the chance to join Chelsea if the offer was there. Conte appreciates him very much. 6 6 Chelsea still keen on Leonardo Bonucci – Man City are very interested in the Juventus and Italy defender and are said to be prepared to pay £51m for the 29-year-old, but the Mirror report Chelseas interest. Antonio Conte wants someone to restore organisation at the back. 6 Chelsea to turn to Axel Witsel? – Nainggolan says he is staying at Roma, while Juventus are reportedly chasing Nemanja Matic. This is all pointing to a possible new arrival in midfield, which could be Everton transfer target Axel Witsel, according to the Sunday People. However, the most recent report on his future comes from Italys Gazzetta dello Sport who write Napoli are about to agree a deal for the Zenit man.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The nearly completed performance space is expected to open in late spring. Ani DiFranco gave hundreds of people a first glimpse at her latest project: a Gothic revival church being transformed into a performance and art space. The indie musician and owner of Righteous Babe Records has spearheaded a $10 million restoration of the old church along with her manager. More than 500 people got a first look inside “The Church” on Friday. “A few years ago, when this space was much more raw, I did a little playing here, and I thought this is going to be a beautiful place to perform,” DiFranco told the invitation-only crowd.
Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh presenting Corn Cuimhneacháin Phat Uí Rabhartaigh to Nicola Ní Bhaoill, Loch na nDeorán, Annagry who was the overall winner of An Béal Binn held in Pobal Scoil Ghaoth Dobhair on Saturday night.Is é Gaoth Dobhair croílár Ghaeltacht Thír Chonaill agus ba léir go bhfuil an teanga beo i gcroíthe na ndaoine óga má bhí tú ann i bPobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair ag deireadh na seachtaine.Grace Ní Earcáin, Ramelton, winner of Corn Cuimhneachain Shéamuis Uí Chnáimhsí (competitors outside the Gaeltacht regions), with Ruairí Ó Laifeartaigh, Letterkenny, who was runner upMar chuid d’Éigse Uladh agus ag ceiliúradh 25 bliain ar an chomórtas aithriseoireachta An Béal Binn, oíche speisialta a bhí ann d’achan duine a ghlac páirt.Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir, Carrick, Derrybeg, winner of Corn Raidió na Gaeltachta in the Béal Binn Competition receiving the cup from Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh.Bronnadh duaiseanna ar na buaiteoirí leis an Athair Brian Ó Fearraigh as Machaire Rabhartaigh. Laura Ní Dhuibhir Glasserchoo, winner of Corn Cuimhneachain Bhríd Ní Bhaicéar for the best newly composed poem, with Michael Pasoma, Downings who was runner up. They are pictured with Fr. Brian.Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh pictured with Bernadette Nic Suibhne, who was 1st in Section C (Leaving Cert) and her sister, Selena who came 2nd.Winners of Section F (Junior Cert) 1st, Caoimhe Nic Phaidín Ní Dhomhnaill, 2nd, Caoimhe Nic Giolla Bhríde, and 3rd Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil, with other finalists in the section.Winners of Section E (Class 5 and 6): 1st, Nicola Ní Bhaoill, 2nd (joint), Aodh Mac Suibhne and Laura Ní Dhuibhir, and 3rd, Ruairí Ó Laifeartaigh, along with the other competitors who made it through to Saturday night’s final.Clodagh Ní Ghallchóir, who was 1st in Section D (Class 3 and 4), with Rónan Mac Aoidh who was 2nd, and Grace Ní Earcain who was 3rd, pictured with the other finalistsWinners of Section C (Class 1 and 2) 1st, Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir. 2, (joint), Gráinne Ní Ghallchóir and Deirdre Nic Cumhaill and 3, Lia Nic Gairbheith with the other finalists in the section.Winners of the Infants Section: 1, Ellie Nic Dáibhéid, 2, Aobhá Pasoms and 3 (joint), Ciara Nic Aodha and Liam Pól Ó Duibhir with the other children who reached the final in this section.Winners of Section A (Naíonraí): 1, Mary Ann Nic Bhaird, 2, Paul Ó Duibhir and 3, Orla Nic Aoidh with the other finalists.MOL AN ÓIGE AGUS TIOCFAIDH SÍ! was last modified: April 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bonds shocker: San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds said he was appalled as anyone to find out that the anabolic steroids and human growth hormones he injected for years were performance-enhancing. “You can imagine my surprise when I read that the thousands of shots I gave myself had anything to do with my history-obliterating home-run records or organ atrophy,” said the Human Bicep, who seems to have learned his lesson. “From now on, no more designer steroids. If I can’t get inhuman strength from off-the-rack steroids, then I’m gonna stick with hitting triples.” Enron defense a piece of cake: In an attempt to have the charges against the defendants overturned, attorneys for Andrew Fastow, Jeffery Skilling and Ken Lay employed the rarely used greed card. “They were just really, really selfish,” said attorney Justin Case. “It’s like taking an extra slice of birthday cake. And if we were going to put people in jail just for eating cake, well, I just don’t know if I want to live in a country that puts millions of starving children into prisons just because they’re hungry.” Case added, “Sorry. It’s all I got.” Prediction crashes: Although he had predicted that “Brokeback Mountain” would sashay away with this year’s Best Picture Oscar, Bill O’Reilly believes the selection of “Crash” is still evidence of Hollywood’s intention to continue its culture war. “The looney left moonbats are just pushing their liberal agenda of humanizing racial understanding and automobile accidents,” said O’Reilly. “Their objective is obvious … drive gays out of the closet and into car crashes. Another inquiry: The Defense Department announced that it plans to reopen the investigation into the Pat Tillman “friendly-fire” death in Afghanistan. Representatives of the military say this is nothing out of the ordinary. “You want to make sure you get things right. Four or five investigations into the same matter is routine,” said Army spokesman Sergeant Shriver. “Hell, we’re still looking into Ulysses Grant’s first DUI.” Coughing it up: With cigarette sales in the U.S. at a 54-year low, and cancer victims living longer, tobacco companies aren’t just sitting on their tar-stained hands. “While we still don’t believe cigarettes cause cancer,” said tobacco industry spokesperson, Ly Truisteeth, “we’re just going to have to make our cigarettes more cancerous.” Goodwill bombs: Iranian officials say the United Nations is making a big deal out of nothing and that their nuclear program is meant for only peaceful purposes. “Look at the map,” said Iranian leader Sy Copath. “Nuking Israel into oblivion and turning it into a vacant lot will make it a lot easier to bring Jordan and Egypt closer together.” Yummy nuke deal: As part of the new India-U.S. nuclear pact, President George W. Bush agreed to resume imports of mangoes, the juicy, large-pitted fruit we’ve banned for 17 years. Of course, 17-year-old mangoes tend to be a little pungent. South Dakota tourism expected to soar: With the expected surge in tourism from rapists and parents wanting to have children with their children, South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds announced an attempt to close the last loophole in his state’s recently passed abortion ban. “I’ve asked our Legislature to add an amendment to our already strict law making possession of rusty wire hangers and back rooms a criminal offense.” State Sen. Stone Ages added, “And just to cover ourselves, we’re also going to make the killing of storks a felony.” Where will we send the bad guys? Defense Department officials announced that they are closing the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in three months. From now on, prisoners will just be sworn in as congressmen. Steve Young is the author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.”