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  • LIBA Calls on Business Community to Be Robust in Ebola fight

    first_imgThe vice president of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), David K. Sembah, has called on the business community to be robust in supporting government’s efforts in eradicating the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia.Speaking over the weekend at the launch of the Paynesville City Hall Community anti-Ebola awareness campaign, Mr. Sembeh said the disease has also affected the economic activities of the country and it was important for the business communities to be robust in carrying out awareness, sensitization and prevention to break the transmission of the virus.“We need to have a combined effort, from the business community, community dwellers and the health workers in fighting the disease. It has caused some people to be out of business,” he stated.The LIBA vice president, at the same time presented several cartons of powder soap and chlorine to the new Paynesville anti Ebola awareness campaign team in their effort to buttress the national government’s efforts in arresting the transmission of the deadly virus.He expressed thanks and appreciation to the Paynesville Community for launching the anti-Ebola campaign that would health workers identify Ebola suspects and sensitize community residents on the prevention of the disease.He used the occasion to beg that Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, reinstate the two leaders of the dismissed health workers.’In special remarks, the chairman of the Paynesville City Hall Community, Darlington Kpayili, expressed thanks to LIBA.Kpayili emphasized that the disease has also affected the economic activities of the country. He assured the LIBA executive, including Mr. D. Maxwell Kemayah, Sr, president of LIBA, that the anti-Ebola materials would be used for their intended purposes and proper accountability would be made.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • The Beginning and Growth of Modern Medicine in Liberia — The Book

    first_img…and the Founding of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Liberia.By Joseph N. Njoh, MDThe history of modern medicine (or scientific medicine or Western medicine) in Liberia is long, but the story told about it is very short. The history features early Liberian physicians who should be regarded as national heroes, who should be emulated, and for whom the nation should be eternally grateful.But, these days, they are hardly ever mentioned in discussions on national issues of importance. It is as if they never existed or have been completely forgotten, or as if the history of modern medicine in Liberia has been inadvertently amputated.Instead, countless stories have been told, and continue to be told (and I have heard some of them) about Liberian physicians, who graduated a little over seventy years ago, who are presented as pioneers in the medical profession in this country.That is a gross and unmitigated error, for nothing could be further from the truth. It is astonishing that this incorrect version of the nation’s history of modern medicine has persisted for so long. Consequently, we have failed to use this part of our proud history as one of the ways to inspire generations of our young, energetic, talented and determined students, especially young medical and nursing students, to aspire to attain lofty goals in their chosen fields.The truth that must be told, and that ought to be taught to the coming generations, is that some of the pioneers of the medical profession in Liberia practiced here around one hundred and seventy years ago, when Liberia as a new nation was in its infancy.That was the period before, and during the time, when Liberia declared her independence and became a republic. Those brave, intelligent and skilled men were also the pioneers of modern medicine in West Africa, perhaps in all of black Africa.Notable among those early Liberian physicians were: – Dr. Samuel Ford McGill (the first Liberian to graduate M.D. from a medical college, and the first black man to graduate M.D. from a medical college in the United States, 1839), Dr. Dempsey Rollo Fletcher (a former student of Dr. Samuel F. McGill and the 2nd Liberian to qualify with an M.D. degree, 1847), Dr. Henry Jenkins Roberts (1847, younger brother of His Excellency Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia), Dr. James Skivring Smith, Sr., (1848, later became the 6th President of Liberia), Dr. Charles Benjamin Dunbar (educator, farmer, entrepreneur and politician, 1853), Dr. John Naustedla Lewis (1st Liberian of indigenous origin to become a medical doctor, 1873), Dr. John Anthony Parm, Dr. Julius W. Y. David, Dr. Henry W. Dennis H’ne, Dr. John H. Roberts (son of Dr. Henry J. Roberts and nephew of ex-President J. J. Roberts), etc.They, and a few other medical doctors from Freetown, Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast, now Ghana (e.g. Dr. James Beale Africanus Horton, William B. Davies and Benjamin Quartey-Papafio), and Lagos, Nigeria, and South Africa (e.g. Drs. Nathaniel King, Obadiah Johnson, John K. Randle, O. Obasa, William A. Soga, John M. Nembula and William Alexander, the last was better known as Dr. Oguntola O. Sapara), were some of the earliest medical college-trained doctors with M.D. degrees who practiced commendably in Africa at a time when most of the continent was still embroiled in the infamous stave trade or just emerging from the long, dark period of the ravaging trade in human flesh.Unfortunately, with the passage of time, and the lack of proper documentation, these great Liberian men and women and their noble deeds were forgotten. “A man or woman without a knowledge of his or her past is like a tree without roots,” so often said Marcus Aurelius Garvey, the early 20th century Jamaican pan-Africanist and Back-to-Africa movement activist. It is sad that that forgotten past is a glorious one from which we as a people could, and should, derive much national pride and satisfaction.It is in this context that the new arrival in Monrovia of copies of a book, recently published (April 2018) and entitled “The Beginning and Growth of modern medicine in Liberia and the Founding of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Liberia,” carries a huge significance. It is the product of a long and painstaking research, and it will help to fill the gaping void left open for so many years by lack of information in this particular area of interest.The book traces the early history of modern medicine in Liberia, and the gradual evolution of the nation’s health care delivery system from its inchoate stage to what it is today – a highly organized nationwide health care delivery system. Within it, there is information about the early physicians and nurses, when and where they practiced, the nature of the health issues they grappled with (e.g. chronic diseases of general debility, nose bleeds, dropsy and anasarca, dysentery and diarrhea, intestinal worms, consumption, remittent and intermittent tropical fever, various ulcers, enlarged liver and spleen, etc.), the various treatments they administered, and the fate of the physicians themselves who worked under some of the hardest conditions.Also available is information about some of the nation’s earliest hospitals (St. Mark’s Hospital, Cape Palmas (1860) of the Protestant Episcopal Church – 1st hospital in Liberia; McKane’s Hospital and Training School, Monrovia (1895) of Dr. and Dr. (Mrs.) McKane – 1st hospital in Monrovia; Tubman National Hospital, later renamed James Jenkins Dossen Memorial Hospital, Cape Palmas; St. Timothy’s Hospital, Robertsport, Cape Mount County of the Protestant Episcopal Mission, the only hospital in existence in Liberia in early 20th century (1918); Phebe Hospital, Muhlenburg, Montserrado County of the American Lutheran Mission (1916); Holy Cross Hospital, Bolahun, Lofa County, of the Episcopal Mission of Holy Cross (1925); Carrie V. Dyer Memorial Hospital, Monrovia, of the Women Baptist Mission – 1st Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Liberia (1926);United Methodist Dispensary, later Methodist Hospital, Ganta, Nimba County (1926); Firestone Hospital, Harbel (1926); the Liberian Government Hospital, Monrovia – the 1st Government Hospital in Liberia (1927); etc.) – their founders, when and why they were founded, where they were located, and how they fared.Inside this volume is the account of how, with severely limited resources and a little help from foreign sources, there slowly evolved in Liberia what we know today as the Health Care Delivery System, a system of care that, for the first time, covers the whole country. Much credit in this area goes to the combination of President William V. S. Tubman and the health team in the National Public Health Service headed by Dr. Joseph Nagbe Togba, Sr., M.D., MPH, FAAPH, FWACP, from 1946 to 1960. They laid the solid foundation of today’s health care delivery system in the 1940s and 1950s.Liberia’s apex health institution, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia, is discussed in considerable detail – why it was founded, the long and delicate negotiations between officials of both the Liberian and U.S. Governments that preceded its construction, why Liberia’s National Medical Center was named in memory of the assassinated U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, the Medical Center’s impressive dedication ceremony in June 1971 led by late President William V. S. Tubman, (President Tubman unexpectedly died before the actual opening of the Center for services to the public) the eventual opening that took place in July 1971, just 4 days after the President’s death, leaving Tubman’s Vice President, the late President William R. Tolbert, Jr., to welcome the first patient into the Medical Center, and the beginning of clinical medical training for medical students for the first time on Liberian soil in August 1971.Some of the medical and nursing experts who worked at the Kennedy Medical Center in its earliest days (Drs. Joseph N. Togba, Sr., Public Health expert/Administrator, the Medical Center’s Executive Director, 1968-1972); Henry Nehemiah Cooper, Surgeon/Oncologist and 1st Chief Medical Officer, 1972-1980; Walter L. Brumskine, Surgeon/Urologist and 1st Head of Department of Surgery; Robert D. Patton, Internist/Cardiologist and 1st Head of Internal Medicine Department; Kate C. Bryant, Child Health expert and 1st Head of Department of Pediatrics; Archibald Johnson, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and 1st Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Abayomi O. Sobo, Radiotherapist/Oncologist and 1st Head of Radiotherapy Unit, Joseph Diggs, Radiologist and 1st Head of Radiology Department; J. C. Chiori and Rubell E. Brewer, 1st and 2nd Heads respectively of the Department of Pathology; Elder Thebaud, Psychiatrist and 1st Head of the Department of Psychiatry; Zolu D. Traub, Ophthalmologist and 1st Head of Ophthalmology Unit; Roger de Siebenthal, Orthopedic Surgeon and 1st Head of Orthopedics Unit; and Jacob Jones, Dentist and 1st Head of the Department of Dentistry; and the Heads of the Nursing teams – Mrs. Adeline Wesley, RN., Mrs. Theresa Caine, RN., Mrs. Sarah Mensah, RN., etc.) and the early medical and nursing students who trained there were also discussed. As the reader will find, some of those medical students of yesteryears are the medical experts of today in Liberia. Some are serving in important positions in the health care system of the country.Included is information about the founding of the various medical/paramedical nursing training institutions – the nursing schools (Phebe Hospital and Nurses Training School, Muhlenberg (1916); Liberian Government Hospital School of Nursing (1927); Carrie V. Dyer Nursing School, Monrovia (1929); Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts, Monrovia (1945); Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zorzor (1945); Winifred J. Harley School of Nursing, Ganta (1950); Phebe School of Nursing, Suacoco (1965); etc.), the medical college (formerly Monrovia-Torino College of Medicine, now A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine of the University of Liberia (1966), and the latest one, the postgraduate medical college in Monrovia (Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2013).The reader will find, within this book, why, when and how some of the important institutions within the nation’s Health Care System came into existence. Some of the institutions covered are the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) itself, the Liberian Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) and the Liberian Medical and Dental Association (LMDA). The MOH&SW, which began forming as the Bureau of Public Health and Sanitation in the 1930s, became the National Public Health Service (NPHS) of Liberia in the 1940s, Department of Health in the 1950s, and finally the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in the 1970s.It is the government’s headquarters on health matters, the nerve center of all health-related activities in the country, where virtually all the major policies and decisions on health matters originate. The Liberian Medical and Dental Association (LMDA), the professional body of all registered and practicing medical doctors and dentists in the country, came into existence in the mid-1960s. It co-ordinates doctors’ activities and it is where issues of interest or concern to doctors are discussed, decisions are made, and if necessary, actions are taken. The Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) began in 1927 as the Medical Board through the effort of the Hungarian physician, Dr. Rudolph G. Fuszek. It is the government’s office where physicians and dentists, who qualify from approved training institutions, are registered before they are allowed to practice in the country. It also registers medical clinics and hospitals, regulates and monitors the practice of medicine throughout the country in order to maintain an acceptable standard of medical practice.The history of modern medicine in Liberia is long and fascinating. It is now published and can no longer be ignored, denied or amputated. It is a story of a rich heritage. This book is a valuable source of very useful information about the past and the present of the Health Care System in Liberia. It is highly recommended to Liberian students and their teachers in particular.It is the hope that it will also be read and used by those interested in the evolution of modern medical care in West Africa and to those interested in research in the history of medicine in Africa. To Whom It May Concern June 22, 2018 RE: DR. DAIYABU ALHAJI IBRAHIM The bearer of this statement, Dr. Daiyabu Alhaji Ibrahim, is a Consultant Rheumatologist from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.Almost ten months ago, he joined the staff of the Department of Internal Medicine of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia. This is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Liberia. In addition to his other responsibilities, he has actively participated in the training and the examinations for both medical students and medical residents in this department. He has also been involved in the care of patients during his stay in this hospital.Dr. Ibrahim adapted easily to life in Liberia, following his arrival, and he has worked hard, in harmony, with the staff and trainees. The staff and patients of this department have benefited immensely from his involvement in the activities of this department. This report is, therefore, being written in appreciation of the contribution Dr. Ibrahim has made to patient care and to the advancement of undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in Liberia.Professor Joseph N. Njoh, M.D., FWACP, FRCP, FLCPS, KCHOAR Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia, Liberia; Department of Medicine, A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, University of Liberia, Monrovia; and Past Chairman, Faculty of Internal Medicine, Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Religious Events Calendar

    first_img Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed, 5-6p.m. Sunday, Kadima Hebrew Academy, 7011 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Event for adults and children over 10 years. Call (818) 346-0849. Author Maggie Anton will speak at 9:30a.m. Monday when the Vista Val Division of the National Council of Jewish Women meets at Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. Call (818) 343-5375. “Genocide” screening and Yom HaShoah memorial offered by Conejo Jewish Academy, 7:30p.m. Monday at Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Admission: $10. Call (818) 991-0991. West Valley Christian Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will hold a luncheon meeting, 11:30a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 21101 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Reservations (required by Monday): $20. Call (818) 348-5247 or (818) 341-8684. Westlake Aglow, a Christian fellowship for women, will meet, 9:15a.m. Friday at the Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Reservations required by Monday. Call (805) 497-7149. Storyteller Joel Ben Izzy will perform, 7p.m. today at Temple Sinai, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Tickets: $25; $15 for children. Holocaust survivors Anna Deutsch and Mike Schwartz will speak during a Yom HaShoah observance, 10:30a.m.-noon Sunday. Call (818) 246-8101. “I Was So Much Older Then, I’m Younger Than That Now,”, 8p.m. today, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Admission: $10. “A Great Leap Forward: From Charity to Justice in the Congregation” will be the topic of the Rev. Peter Laarman at the Adult Forum, 9:30a.m. Sunday. Call (818) 763-9193 or see www.stmikessc.org. Gospel concert by “Epicenter,” a vocal jazz ensemble at Cal State Northridge, and the youth and adult choirs from Gospel Music Workshop of America, will perform 3p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Tickets: $15; $10 for seniors and students. Call (818) 894-9251. Joie de Vivre Trio will perform, 4p.m. Sunday, St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818)345-2057. “Be Still and Know,” a prayer, meditation and healing service, 7p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Call (818) 763-8218 or see www.fccnh.org. Yom HaShoah service, 7:30p.m. Friday when Adat Chaverim Valley Committee for Humanistic Judaism meets at Woodcrest School, 6043 Tampa Ave., Tarzana. Call (818) 623-7363. Catholic Alumni Singles dance, 7:30p.m.-midnight Friday, Burbank Holiday Inn, 150 E. Angeleno Ave. Tickets: $17. Call (818) 759-1545 or see www.caci.org. “The Modern-day State of Israel in Prophecy” will be the message at the 8p.m. Friday and 10:45a.m. April 21 meeting of Adat Y’shua Messianic Jewish Congregation, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. “Godspell,” a musical play by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz, will be performed, 8p.m. Friday and April 21 and 3p.m. April 22, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Free admission. Call (818) 788-2653. Spring boutique and tea, 10 a.m.-5p.m. April 21, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Reservations for the tea, 11 a.m.-4p.m., requested in advance. Fundraiser for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School. Call (818) 348-8343. Philippine Independent Church Misang Pilipino and healing Mass, led by the Rev. Gerry Engnan, 5:30p.m. April 21, meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (818) 785-4251. St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church Festival, 6-11p.m. April 27; noon-11p.m. April 28 and 11 a.m.-8p.m. April 29 at 10850 Moorpark Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 766-3839. “Imagine That!” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “When Jesus Loves People We Don’t” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “The Pregnant Onion,” ideas and perspectives born from membership at “the Onion” will be discussed by members, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. “The A to Z Sovereign Strong” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 763-8231. “God is Now Here” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “A History of the End of the World: Why the End is Not Near” will be the topic of guest speaker, author Jonathan Kirsch, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see www.emersonuuc.org. “April Showers of Good” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jackie Johns, 10 a.m.a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “The Law of Deliberate Intent” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. “Taxes, Tithing and the Law of Circulation” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul Braden at a service for young adults, 7p.m. Call (818) 363-8136. “Take a Walk with God” will be the message delivered by Jim Bell, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Treat Your Baggage Like the Airport Does … Lose It” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail holly.andres@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Money-laundering probe opened into AC Milan sale – reports

    first_imgIt has not immediately been possible to confirm the opening of the investigation with Milan prosecutors or lawyers for Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister.After more than 30 years in the hands of Berlusconi, a glorious period which saw the club win 29 trophies including five European Cups, Milan were sold on April 13 last year to a group of Chinese investors led by Li Yonghong.The consortium took 99.93 percent of the club’s shares and also bought out its debt, which stood at 220 million euros on June 30, 2016.But the number of investors has progressively diminished in the face of difficulties in getting the funds out of China, where tougher legislation on the movement of money abroad was recently introduced.Li was forced to set up his company in Luxembourg and obtain financial support from the US investment fund Elliott in order to push the deal through.Elliott agreed to lend more than 300 million euros, but at interest rates of up to 11 percent and with full repayment within 18 months, according to Italian media.Milan lavished large sums on new signings prior to this season but the Rossoneri are struggling in 11th place in Serie A, 23 points behind leaders Napoli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AC Milan was sold to Chinese investors for 740 million euros ($786 million) © AFP/File / Paco SerinelliROME, Italy, Jan 13 – Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday.Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.last_img read more

  • MUFF FAMILY’S RELIEF AS MISSING MAN FOUND ALIVE – THANKS TO FACEBOOK

    first_imgMichaelA MUFF family of a man missing for three days had been found alive and well.Michael Curran had gone missing from a brain injury treatment hospital on Merseyside in England.His heartbroken family in the Co Donegal village had spent the past 72 hours searching for him. They had also issued an alert in Derry in case Michael had attempted to travel home.But today there was brilliant news for the Curran family.A short time ago his brother Declan said: “I just want to let everyone know I’ve found Michael in Liverpool about half an hour ago alive!“I want to thank everybody sharing the appeal online and on social media. “It was through Facebook that I found out the last place he was seen which is the area where I found him today. Cheers everyone!” MUFF FAMILY’S RELIEF AS MISSING MAN FOUND ALIVE – THANKS TO FACEBOOK was last modified: December 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:DerrydonegalMichael Curranmissingmufflast_img read more

  • FUBA NBL: Oilers complete double over Titans

    first_img Tags: A1 Challengecity oilersFUBA NBL 2019KCCA LeopardsKIU Titanstop Oilers’ Landry Ndikumana (14) in action against KIU Titans on Friday. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA NBL 2019Friday, 14-03-2019MTN Arena, Lugogo-KIU Titans 52-67 City Oilers-KCCA Leopards 87-78 A1 ChallengeLUGOGO – City Oilers ensured they complete a regular season double over KIU Titans in one of the two FUBA NBL games played at MTN Arena on Friday evening.The six time League defending champions who came into the game having defeated KIU 83-79 in the first game, were victorious once again, winning 67-52.Jimmy Enabu who shot 6-11 from the field, top scored for Oilers with 17 points on the night. The Oilers captain also grabbed 7 rebounds and registered 5 assists in the game.Despite taking the first 22-11, Oilers trailed early, conceding all the first 6 points on the night.The second quarter ended all square at 11-11, seeing Oilers take an 11 point lead into half time.KIU came out of the break firing and took the third 19-15 and in consequence, cut Oilers’ lead to 7, going into the final 10 minutes.However, Oilers bashed aside any plans of KIU coming back, taking the third 19-11 and seal victory.Landry Ndikumana (13), Tony Drileba (13) and Francis Ozolibe (11), were the other Oilers who joined Enabu in double figures in terms of scoring on the night.Michael Bwanga threw down a team high 14 points for the Titans. He was the only Titan to reach double figures on the night. Substitute Chris Muge also impresssed with his 9 boards.The result sees Oilers register their first victory of the second round and are now 9-3 in the regular season.For KIU who suffered their 4th loss of the season, they now hold an 8-4 record.In the Women’s game played on Friday, KCCA Leopards powered past A1 Challenge 87-78 in overtime.KCCA started strongly, scoring the first points and taking the first quarter 16-9.In the second, A1 came back the stronger of the two sides, taking it 23-16 and ensuring the scores are level at 32-32 going into the long break.A1 continued their growth into the game, winning the third 17-16 and head into the last 10 minutes with a slender one point advantage with the score board reading 48-47.However, KCCA turned the tables, taking the last quarter 27-26 and forcing overtime with the scores level at 74-74.KCCA and A1 Challenge saw overtime separate them.In overtime, KCCA put out a strong performance at both ends as they scored 13 points of their own and restricted A1 to just 4 to win the game 87-78.Martha Soigi was the star of the show, registering a double double of 34 points and 17 rebounds. Sylvia Nakazibwe and Judith Nansobya joined Soigi in double figures in terms of scoring for KCCA, posting 15 and 14 points respectively.For A1, they also had three players in double figures with Ruth Atuhire posting 20 points while Suzan Amito and Elizabeth Akol managed 17 and 14 respectively.Saturday’s FUBA NBL fixtures-UMU Ravens vs JKL Lady Dolphins-KIU Rangers vs MUK Sparks-UCU Canons vs KCCA Men-Betway Power vs Kampla University-JKL Dolphins vs Our SaviourComments last_img read more

  • It’s official – the Supermacs fast-food chain is coming to town!

    first_imgThe well-known Supermacs food takeaway chain is coming to Letterkenny.A planning notice for the chain’s parent company, Atlantic Enterprises Ltd, has been placed at the Old Tinneys coalyard and entrance to the Letterkenny Shopping Centre site (Tesco) in the town in recent days.The planning application outlines what the company is seeking on the site. The application seeks the erection of a two storey restaurant which will include drive-through facilities as well as a kitchen, storeroom and 25 parking spaces.The application also applies to realign an entrance to the site as well as the removal of current flagpoles on the land at the entrance to the Letterkenny Shopping Centre.The application can be viewed online or at Donegal County Council offices.A previous application on the site had sought planning for a petrol station but this had been strongly objected to locally. Atlantic Enterprises, owned by Galway businessman Pat McDonagh, have Supermacs outlets across Ireland.The planning application notice at the Tesco site.It’s official – the Supermacs fast-food chain is coming to town! was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalletterkennySUpermacslast_img read more

  • Warriors: Sorry, NBA, but Draymond Green is 100 percent back

    first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThere’s plenty of credit to go around for the Warriors’ current 11-game winning streak and the team’s re-establishment as the NBA’s unquestioned best.Stephen Curry is playing at an MVP level, Klay Thompson has figured out that he plays best when the ball only touches the floor after a made 3-pointer, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant are playing NBA Finals-quality defense, and DeMarcus Cousins has been even better than …last_img read more

  • MLB draft: Where the locals were taken

    first_imgFourth roundNo. 120 Erik Miller, LHP, Stanford: Philadelphia PhilliesFifth roundNo. … No. 32 Korey Lee, C, Cal: Houston AstrosSecond roundNo. 55 Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom: Los Angeles AngelsCompetitive balance Round 2No. 72 Kyle Stowers, CF, Stanford: Baltimore Orioles First roundNo. 3 Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa/Cal: Chicago White SoxNo. 10 Hunter Bishop, OF, Serra/Arizona State: GiantsNo. 27 Ryan Jensen, RHP, Salinas High/Fresno State: Chicago Cubslast_img

  • Video: Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

    first_imgSouth Africa’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually timed cycle race, sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is gruelling. Strong winds, with some gusts reportedly reaching 140km/h, made the 2009 event one of the most challenging in the history of the race.Click arrow to play video.last_img