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GVL Begins Gbanken-Zoloken Road Works

first_imgGolden Veroleum Liberia is constructing a road in Grandcess/Wedabo Statutory District in Grand Kru County, which directly connects Gbanken to Zoloken and Ylatwen,  The 2.35km road is expected to benefit over 2,000 local residents and businesses in the area by providing easy access for community residents and promoting the free flow of goods and services.It will bring relief to over six communities that for several years have been using bush roads and walking through swamps. Upon completion, it will also serve Juduken and Ylatwen towns.Golden Veroleum Community Affairs Officer for Social Sustainability, Blanyon Himmie, indicated that the project is part of GVL’s ongoing efforts to coordinate development initiatives with local communities.“We envision ourselves as part of the local communities and GVL is committed to improving and providing road accessibility to communities in which we operate,” said Himmie. “We are committed to improving and developing our local communities by bringing long-term prosperity which we hope will help eradicate or minimize rural poverty in the Liberia.”Recognizing the road initiative by GVL, Wedabo Paramount Chief Peter Newon praised GVL for the road, describing it as the first of its kind.“When we invited and accepted GVL to develop our land, we knew that our lives were certainly going to change.  Today we can boast of modern schools for our children, safe drinking water, new roads and most importantly employment of our citizens,” said Paramount Chief Newon,”On December 17, 2013, GVL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the citizens of Zoloken- Grandcess/Wedabo District to include the construction and improvement of roads and bridges to the direct benefit of the communities.To date the company has rehabilitated and constructed several feeder roads in Grand Kru, including the road linking Ylatwen to Beloken, Po-River Middle Town to Weteken, Waterside Weteken and Big Town to Weteken, a GVL  press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Schools across nation report staph infection outbreaks

first_imgVirginia public schools spokesman Charles Pyle said the Education Department’s health specialist has received about eight calls about the problem since school started. Last year, he received only two calls during the entire fall semester. “We’re not viewing this as something to be overly alarmed about,” Pyle said.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.On Friday, the high school in Galax, Va., postponed a football game because of an infection on its football team. School officials said they could not clean the equipment in time for the kickoff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta does not track staph infections but confirmed that the cases seem to be more widespread than in the past. “Most of these are mild infections,” agency spokeswoman Nicole Coffin said. “They can be as simple as a pimple or a boil, or as serious as a blood infection.” The drug-resistant strain, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain, or MRSA, can be especially stubborn. It resists treatment with penicillin and related antibiotics but can be treated with other drugs. The potentially fatal germ typically thrives in health care settings where people have open wounds. But in recent years, outbreaks have also occurred in schools. RICHMOND, Va. – Schools across the country are reporting outbreaks of staph infections, particularly among athletes, and the germs include an antibiotic-resistant strain that is sometimes associated with serious skin problems and blood disorders. The infections have forced districts to call off classes, cancel sporting events and disinfect entire buildings. Several students have been hospitalized. Many of the infections are being spread in gyms and locker rooms, where athletes – perhaps suffering from cuts or abrasions – share sports equipment. In Virginia, a Newport News high school closed its weight room Thursday to be disinfected after at least four students were infected – one with the drug-resistant strain. The drug-resistant patient, a football player, was hospitalized for three days. last_img read more

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