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Richland's PNNL finds clues to Ebola survival that could save lives

Work done at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland has the potential to help save lives in future outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Researchers at the Department of Energy lab partnered with other institutions, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as the university had the r

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2017-11-18 01:20:00

Landing in Liberia, to Arenal then Playa Conchal-rental? - Costa Rica Forum

If it was me, I would rent a car. Your other option is to book shared shuttles. 38 reviews I'm doing the exact iTinerary in March. We also didn't want to worry about driving and plus, are flight time arrival would get us in to Arenal right at sunset so we'd be arriving in the dark. Through our hotel

TRIPADVISOR BLOG - 2017-11-18 16:47:00

Albany bishop travels to Liberia for mission trip

One Albany bishop finally touched down and is back in south Georgia after a trip to Liberia. Pastor Henry Brown left for a mission trip to the African nation two weeks ago. Brown said some of the goals of the trip included finding out the effects of the Ebola outbreak and to provide food for the peo


Rutherford considers school referendum vote for 2018

RUTHERFORD - The Rutherford School District may hold a referendum in 2018 to fund building improvements, and intends to make a decision about whether to hold a public vote later this winter. Exactly how much, and at which school, will not be decided until February or early March. Were the Board of E


Ameena Ali, Ph.D., Tapped for Leadership Position with International Men's Day

ATLANTA, GA (USA) - 14 November 2017 - The International Men's Day Coordination Committee has tapped Ameena Ali, Ph.D. as the Atlanta,Georgia (USA) Regional Coordinator for International Men's Day. Dr. Ali is the founder and owner of GA Reproductive Resource Alliance Center for Education and Empower


Sustainable emergency sanitation - no longer a pipe dream!

How can we build sustainable and user-friendly toilet options for refugee camps? It's an ongoing challenge and area of innovation for Oxfam - particularly in situations where poor ground conditions mean standard pit latrines can't be dug. The good news is the evidence is in. Sustainable toilets for


Meet the faces of the Trump 'resistance': Candidates spurred to action by president's divisiveness

Democrats are seizing on big wins this November as a sign of hope for the future of their party. While it is true the big winners were overwhelmingly Democrats, the elections may have also introduced the country to a new brand of politician. They're fueled by their rejection of Trumpism and inspi


All Americans

In my Impromptus column yesterday, I had an item concerning immigration. A few days before that, I received a letter from a reader on the same subject. I'd like to publish a portion of the letter - but first, that item from my column: The Virginia gubernatorial race seems a thousand years ago, I kn


Wilmot Collins, newly elected mayor of Montana's capital city, shares his refugee story

On Nov. 7, Wilmot Collins, a refugee from Liberia, was elected mayor of Helena, Mont. He will become the first black mayor of the capital city, unseating 16-year-incumbent Jim Smith. In 1990, Collins and his wife, Maddie, fled to Ghana to escape the brutal civil war in Liberia. They both weighed 90


6 Other Countries That Also Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving commemorates a 1621 feast that brought together the native Wampanoag people and newly arrived Pilgrims, who gathered to give thanks for a successful autumn harvest. Today, nearly 400 years later, U.S. residents associate the national holiday with turkey and a table full of carbs and hou


GIEWS Country Brief: Liberia 17-November-2017

Harvesting of the 2017 paddy crop, virtually the only cereal grown in the country, is ongoing and will be completed by the end of December. The early onset of rainfall in February allowed for an on-time start to the cropping season. Although localized dryness was observed following a below-average r


J. Max Bond Jr., Honored With Street Name In Harlem

Join NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Office of Rep. Adriano Espaillat ... ... Community Board 12 Members Shahabuddeen A. Ally, Esq., & Wayne A. Benjamin, AIA., Dr. Vincent Boudreau, Inter


In Zimbabwe, Mugabe's fall appears to mark the end of Africa's postcolonial 'Big Men' era

The collapse of Africa's colonial order set in motion the almost Shakespearean trajectory of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: from fiery liberation hero to avaricious dictator to seeming victim, in frail old age, of his own misrule. Now, as his 37-year stint in power appears to be drawing to a close, his d


Avesoro Resources Inc. - Commencement of Infill Drilling Campaign at New Liberty

TSX: ASO AIM: ASO TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Avesoro Resources Inc. ("Avesoro" or the "Company"), the TSX and AIM listed West African gold producer, is pleased to announce that four diamond drill rigs have been mobilised to its wholly owned New Liberty Gold Mine ("New Liberty") and have commence


Plans for Kline farm property dealt a blow by commission

WASHINGTON - The proposed development of a 100-acre farm site in the Manassas area has been dealt a setback, as the Prince William County Planning Commission recommended Wednesday against changes that would allow the project to move forward. The development of the Kline farm property, which sits nea


Local Soccer Notebook: Liberia wins Philly Unity Cup; locals chase U.S. Open Cup qualification

Brianna Spause / Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Liberia scored three goals in the second half to overcome a one-goal deficit and win the second Philadelphia International Unity Cup at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday evening. The Liberian team lost in the final in 2016 to Cotre d'Ivoire. Junior


'Chasing Light': Amanda Lucidon's visual diary of Michelle Obama, White House years

Amanda Lucidon moved in faith. After taking a buyout from her California newspaper job, in 2008 the photojournalist relocated to the nation's capital, a place she believed would offer "unlimited possibilities." Lucidon excelled as a freelancer in the competitive D.C. market, earning awards that brou


Reversing the tide of rising violence against women in Liberia

Liberia is grappling with rising incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Children as young as six are being raped, with devastating impact on their health and wellbeing. Little Decontee from Nimba County was returning from the farm when a 22-year old male relative raped her. She is among a m


Kenya court to rule on presidential election cases on Monday

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court will rule on Monday on cases that seek to nullify the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta last month and the judges could order a fresh vote or clear the way for the incumbent to be sworn in for a second term. Kenya's Supreme Court judges attend a heari


US Embassy expresses confidence in Liberia disputed election

MONROVIA, Liberia - The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities. International soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai w