The Public Health Ministry may soon have to airlift medical supplies to Issano if efforts to remove the dredge blocking the Mazaruni River channel fail.The sunken dredge or “Dragga” in the Mazaruni River is affecting the supply of drugs to health facilities that serve a number of villages along the Mazaruni River. The dredge belongs to Crown Mining Company.The sunken “Dragga”Director of Regional Health Services, Dr Kay Shako is hoping that the channel could be cleared soon in order for supplies to be delivered by the end of this week. However, if efforts to salvage the dredge are unsuccessful, the Ministry’s next option will be to transport drugs by air.Medex at the Issano Health Centre, Josephine Murphy, told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that since the sinking of the dredge in June, there has been difficulty in getting medical supplies to the health centre. “At present, for the first time since the pontoon was in the channel, we ain’t (have not) really getting no drugs coming up and we usually use the jet boat,” Medex Murphy explained.Murphy explained that prior to the sinking of the dredge, the health centre received drugs in a timely manner. Over the weekend, the Government engaged a salvager to remove the dredge. A site visit was made last Saturday.Issano is a landing community giving access to mining lands, as well as neighbouring Isenero. The health centre at Issano serves an estimated population of just over 100 persons. Persons traversing mining areas would seek medical attention at the health centre.
Didier Drogba’s penalty – his first goal since returning to Chelsea – helped put them in a commanding position in the Champions League Group G clash. John Terry netted the third at Stamford Bridge, where Drogba scored eight minutes after coming on for Loic Remy, who injured himself while scoring the opening goal.The France striker collected Terry’s pass and shifted the ball on to his left foot before firing into the far corner of the net.However, Remy appeared to hurt his groin as he struck the ball and after limping on for a couple of minutes he was replaced by Drogba on the quarter-hour mark.Drogba had last netted for Chelsea when he scored the Champions League-winning penalty in the shoot-out against Bayern Munich in 2012, having also got their all-important equaliser.And he made no mistake from the spot after Ales Mertelj handled as he attempted to block Willian’s ball into the box.Terry’s was a nicely worked breakaway goal, Eden Hazard cleverly finding Cesc Fabregas whose low cross teed up the skipper for a simple close-range finish. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy (Drogba 15) Subs: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Salah, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
There is only one thing better than a Game 7, and that is winning Game 7.The Sharks have played 10 such games in their history. They have won six — 3-3 on the road and 3-1 at The Tank. Sharks fans, don’t think for a second that you don’t make a difference.And now to borrow the words of Lev Grossman, author of The Magician King: “Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one’s cues.”The Game 7 heroes in Sharks history knew their cue and hit their marks.The first of …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest During August the weather and climate pattern switched where areas of the western half of the corn and soybean belt that needed rain got it while the eastern half dried out. Rainfall the last 30-days has been 2-6 inches with isolated totals to 10 inches in the western half of the region to 0.50 to 2.00 inch eastern areas including Ohio.Through Labor Day it does look like some much needed rain for Ohio with some of the moisture of the remnants of Harvey. Rainfall is expected to range from 0.50 to 1.50 inches across Ohio on average with isolated totals higher or lower due to thunderstorms.The latest 16-day average rainfall outlook from the NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center can be seen here in the graphic.For September, we expect a return to normal or below normal precipitation and near normal temperatures once we get past Labor Day.The outlook still looks like it will turn wetter starting about October during harvest season and likely continuing into winter.The outlook for frost in Ohio will likely be normal to a week later than normal as soil moisture is good and increasing chance for rain by late September into October should help delay frost slightly.You can get the latest rainfall consensus estimates at 10 km resolution from both NOAA/NWS and Environment Canada at:http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/gismaps/naprecip.htmYou can get the latest National Weather Service Estimates of Rainfall from:http://water.weather.gov/precip/
The recent entry of four Trinamool MLAs has sparked unrest in the the BJP’s Bengal unit. However, the State leadership indicated that such crossovers will continue, with party leader Mukul Roy saying on Sunday that “as many as 50 Trinamool MLAs are in touch” with him.The efforts to poach Trinamool MLAs indiscriminately has been criticised within the BJP. Many senior BJP leaders and activists have in particular questioned the induction of Manirul Islam, a Trinamool MLA.Mr. Islam, from south Bengal’s Birbhum district, is allegedly involved in the murder of personal and business rivals and has boasted publicly about it. He said in 2014 that he could “crush [his rivals] under his feet”.Mr. Islam and three other MLAs recently joined the BJP at an event in Delhi.The first to raise the alarm against Mr. Islam’s induction was Rantidev Sengupta, known for his association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its chief Mohan Bhagwat. Mr. Sengupta wrote in his social media page that he was not sure how Mr. Islam’s entry would help the saffron party.“It is because of the mayhem created by people like Manirul, many voted for the BJP. Now what will these voters think about the BJP,” he asked.His post got huge traction on social media, with hundreds of BJP supporters requesting him to flag the issue to the “higher authorities”.Meanwhile, a section of the BJP’s Birbhum committee said they would not accept Mr. Islam’s induction.BJP’s Birbhum district president Ramkrishna Roy told The Hindu that no one “has left or [is] leaving the party” because of Mr. Islam’s induction. “But let me clarify that we are not happy about the induction of Islam,” he said.‘Larger interest’BJP State president Dilip Ghosh did not deny that the party activists were “disappointed” with the induction of persons like Mr. Islam. “People are disappointed and so am I. However, for larger political interest we have to accept them,” he said.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh’s remarks on the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi at an Iftar in Patna appeared to widen the rift in the ruling NDA in Bihar, with several politicians reacting sharply to the comments.On Tuesday, Mr. Singh tweeted in Hindi, along with the photographs of Mr. Kumar and Mr. Modi attending Iftar events hosted by Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi and the Lok Janshakti Party, an ally of the NDA, in Patna on Sunday and Monday.“How beautiful would it have been had a fruit feast been organised during Navratra with the same fervour and similar photographs been taken. Why do we lag behind in observance of our own religious customs and ceremonies, while staying ahead in putting on a show in observing those of others?” tweeted Mr. Singh, considered a close confidant of BJP president Amit Shah.Earlier, Mr. Kumar had not only attended the Iftar hosted by Mr. Manjhi but had also received an invitation from the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to rejoin the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance). Ever since the JD(U) leader decided last week that his party would not join the Union Council of Ministers led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for having being offered only a “symbolic representation”, ties between the JD(U) and the BJP are said to have suffered a strain. Though the State BJP and JD(U) leaders have publicly denied any rift, speaking privately to The Hindu some have admitted that “all has not been going well and anything is possible in the near future in Bihar between the two parties”.Reacting to Mr. Singh’s remark, Mr. Kumar remarked to reporters, “Isiliye ye sab karte hain, taaki aap log news banayiye (he [Mr. Singh] does these things so that you can make news of it)”. And his deputy and senior State BJP leader Mr. Modi asserted, “There is no rift in the NDA…we celebrate both Iftar and Holi with equal zest and we feel proud of being Hindu”.‘Warn him, not BJP’However, the JD(U)’s newly appointed State Building Construction Minister Ashok Chaudhury reacted: “Has anybody stopped Giriraj Singh from arranging fruit feast during Navratra? I wish to warn him, not the BJP but him alone, that he must refrain from making such statements”.With Mr. Singh’s remarks proving to be an embarrassment to the State BJP, it was left to Mr. Shah to intervene. The BJP President had admonished the Begusarai MP and asked him to refrain from making statements, PTI reported, citing a BJP leader.Earlier, LJP leader Chirag Paswan said, “Our party would like to tell him that we celebrate all festivals.”(With PTI inputs)