Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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allAfrica.com: Liberia: Less Than 400 Ebola Cases Nationwide As Ebola Declines, Says Dorbor Jallah

allAfrica.com: Liberia: Less Than 400 Ebola Cases Nationwide As Ebola Declines, Says Dorbor Jallah



According to Mr. Jallah, coordinated information reaching his office from the various Ebola Treatment Units, (ETUs), indicates that across the country, "there are less than 400 people who are in treatment."
"Therefore," Jallah said, "there are more than 300 ETUs that are empty, which means they are without people who are being treated for the virus." The latest report has also made it clear that decisions and recommendations approved by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and implemented by the Liberian government have worked to reduce increased infection from the insidious disease, Mr. Jallah said.
"All of us should continue with the measures outlined in this fight," he said, "because the less than 400 people being treated in the various ETUs is still a high number," he noted.
With particular reference to the six hardest hit counties of Montserrado, Bomi, Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Margibi, Jallah said, "Lofa County, particularly Foya and Barkedu, have registered less than ten persons in treatment in the last couple of weeks."
At the peak of its infection, Jallah said, nearly eighty people were admitted at the ETU in Foya, with most of the cases coming from Quarduboni.

Friday, October 10, 2014

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Microsoft CEO tells women not to ask for raises at the Grace Hopper conference - Bizwomen

Microsoft CEO tells women not to ask for raises at the Grace Hopper conference - Bizwomen

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella chose his speaking engagement at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Thursday — a gathering of 8,000 tech-minded women — to make comments that sounded a lot like encouraging women not to ask for raises.
“It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise,” Nadella said, according to a report fromReadwrite.

Settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers for 2nd time in 2 days | Maan News Agency

Settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers for 2nd time in 2 days | Maan News Agency

Dozens of Israeli settlers protected by soldiers burned and damaged olive trees on Palestinian lands in the Yasuf village near Salfit in the northern West Bank on Friday, the second suck attack in the last two days.

Settlers from the Kfar Tappuah settlement set fire to and damaged several olive trees on Friday while Israeli soldiers in the area stood by watching, eyewitnesses said.

The lands that were attacked reportedly belonged to Nafiz and Issam Ali Mansour.

Issam Abu Bakr, mayor of Salfit, warned farmers against the "settlers' attacks" and recommended residents work in groups in the lands close to nearby Jewish-only settlements.

The attack in Yasuf follows a similar incident Thursday near Aqraba, south of Nablus, where settlers from Itamar reportedly attacked dozens of Palestinian farmers and sought to steal their olive crop.

The attacks come as the 2014 olive harvest, a major source of income for Palestinian farmers, begins across the northern West Bank, and just weeks before harvesting begins across the south.

Attacks on the fall harvest are a key way that Palestinians are forced out of their homes and their lands confiscated for settlement construction, as the loss of a year's crop can signal destitution for many.