In support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the United States Government, through the U. S. Army Engineers, has completed its third Ebola Treatment Unit in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Speaking at the tour of the new facility last Friday, Major General Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, explained that, this is the first Ebola treatment unit built completely by the U.S. Army Engineers to help in caring for Ebola patients.Maj. Gen. Volesky explained that the facility has the capacity of 100 beds. The construction lasted 23 days with the materials being procured both locally and abroad.He expressed gratitude to the Own Your Own community for their collaboration with the U.S. Army and support in the construction of the Ebola treatment unit.According to Maj. Gen. Volesky, “Three of the Ebola treatment units have been completed, including Bomi, Tubmanburg city, Sinje in Grand Cape Mount, and this one in Buchanan, Grand Bassa. A total of 17 Ebola units are expected to be built across Liberia.”Also speaking, the Head of Ebola Disaster Assistant Response Team (DART) from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mia Beers, said they are currently working to ensure the first 15 Ebola treatment units are built across Liberia. She explained that due to the nature of the epidemic in Liberia, the U.S. Government is focusing on building the first 15 units but will make sure that ETUs are in all of the counties to support the fight against Ebola.“We want to make sure that these Ebola treatment units are built in the 15 counties to help access rural areas and make sure that we follow the transmission of the outbreak in all parts of Liberia and be able to fight it.”Ms. Beers said they are working with the Government of Liberia, especially with the new strategies of fighting Ebola with emphasis on rural areas on how to put in place mechanisms to contain the virus.She further explained that the most important thing is to have a rapid team out there working with county officials to ensure that every county can respond as quickly as possible to any outbreak in the area.She continued, “We have different ETU plans in the Southeast, including Fish Town, Greenville, River Cess, most importantly to look at health strategizes in the various counties in the fight against Ebola. Rapid teams can really help us in the process. We are chasing after the suspected cases also in the southeastern areas, because they are hard to reach. “We are getting the rapid team setups from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the various county officials, and other partners as well as air transport to handle these cases.”The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brig/Gen Daniel Ziankahn, said they are working in collaboration with the U.S. Army in supporting the fight against the Ebola virus, including the construction of Ebola Treatment Units across Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Caught: Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted he instructed an employee of the club to spy on Derby’s training sessionLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Leeds United have escaped a points penalty in their quest to be promoted to the Premier League after it was announced Monday they had been fined Sh25.9mn (£200,000) and reprimanded for spying on their opponents.Leeds faced an investigation by the English Football League after veteran manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted sending someone to spy on Derby at their training ground ahead of a match last month. The club formally admitted a breach of Regulation 3.4 which states: “In all matters and transactions relating to the League, each Club shall behave towards each other Club and The League with the utmost good faith.”Many were uncertain, however, whether Bielsa had committed a specific offence and the EFL now plan to clarify the situation by introducing a new rule that bans teams from viewing opposition training in the 72 hours immediately before a match, unless invited to do so.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey, announcing the punishments against Leeds, said Monday: “The sanctions imposed highlight how actions such as this cannot be condoned and act as a clear deterrent should any club seek to undertake poor conduct in the future.“We will now look to move on from this incident and commence the discussions about introducing a specific regulation at a meeting with all clubs later this month.”– ‘Culturally unaceptable’ –England’s governing Football Association added it had issued “formal warnings” against Leeds, Bielsa and an unnamed club video analyst.Leeds responded to the EFL and FA sanctions by saying: “We accept that whilst we have not broken any specific rule, we have fallen short of the standard expected by the EFL with regards to regulation 3.4.“We apologise for acting in a way that has been judged culturally unacceptable in the English game.”Bielsa had previously insisted his behaviour was normal practice in his native Argentina.But Derby manager Frank Lampard was unimpressed by the former Argentina manager’s explanation.“He (Lampard) believes I violated the fair play spirit,” Bielsa said during a press conference last month. “I have to adapt to the rules linked to the habits of English football.”Leeds, in action against Bolton on Saturday are currently third in the Championship.They are also level on points with second-placed Sheffield United and two adrift of leaders Norwich, but Leeds have a game in hand on their promotion rivals.Only the top two sides at the end of the regular season are guaranteed a place in the Premier League, with the other promotion spot decided by a series of play-off matches.Leeds, one of England’s leading clubs in the 1970s, are looking to return to the top flight for the first time since 2004.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
This Saturday morning we look ahead to the start of the new Premier League season.There is also the latest from Rio and the Fourth Investec Test series between England and Pakistan.All that as well as reaction to Castleford Tigers 36-22 win over the Wigan Warriors live on talkSPORT 2 last night.All brought to you by Dan Windle and the team.