DCI Distributes Food, Anti-Ebola Items to Orphans, Victims

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first_imgDefence for Children International- Liberia, has begun the distribution of food and anti-Ebola items to several communities in Montserrado and Bomi counties, respectively.The distributions started in Low Cost Village in Bensonville, where 18 persons died of the Ebola virus. DCI will focus on communities most affected by the epidemic.The DCI executive director, Atty. Foday M. Kawah, said the organization was identifying with orphans and others affected by the deadly Ebola virus.The items distributed included anti-Ebola buckets, chlorate, rice, sugar, oil and ovaltine for the children and women as well as men who have lost parents, guardians and care givers to the Ebola virus.”DCI is targeting 89 households but will pay more attention to the orphans.“We are doing this because we are a child rights institution and need to ensure that these orphans are provided food; we believe in the rights of our children and women’s rights as well; so, our targeted beneficiaries are orphans.  Women who lost their husbands as well as men who lost their wives to Ebola will also benefit from the donation,” said Mr. Kawa.The DCI executive director further pledged his organization’s commitment to providing legal representation for women and children who are victims of gender based violence amid the Ebola crisis in the country as well as old folks who are vulnerable in the society.Pastor Johnson H. Kollie thanked DCI-Liberia for the donation, describing it as timely for the orphans and others affected by the epidemic in the area.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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first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now I had to consider the title Eat Their Lunch, the image of a person taking another person’s lunch in the form of a brown paper bag, a yellow cover that screams for attention, and an aggressive font.I also had to consider whether to use the Red Ocean as a metaphor for competition, as well as the shark that causes the ocean to be red in the first place. The sharks in the red ocean aren’t attacking their customers; they’re attacking each other. So, if you live where the water is red, it’s best to be the Great White.I struggled with all of these decisions, but not because there is anything that I have written that would give anyone pause about my recommendations on how to sell. What I believe is that selling is something you are doing for someone and with someone—and not something you do to someone. It’s the act of caring enough to help people create better results, including results they don’t yet know are available to them.I took only one person’s counsel on this, and that counsel came from a friend and mentor, Seth. We agreed that I had to either run towards these concepts or away from them. I chose to run towards them because the need to displace competitors is necessary in for most of us who are not fortunate enough to have a line of people waiting to buy from us each morning (something only Apple has proven capable of). I did, however, change the hand grabbing the bag from a man’s hand in a suit with a big watch on his wrist, because it was too Glengarry Glenn Ross for me.Recently someone told me that 80% of people have a negative opinion of salespeople. I don’t believe that is true, even if people may respond to a survey in the numbers indicated. People have moms and dads, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, and friends who work in sales. I don’t buy the “everybody hates salespeople” idea because I spend every day with salespeople who have clients that love them–even if those clients don’t buy from poor salespeople.Over time, I have developed a certain immunity to the negative stereotype of salespeople, like one might develop from taking a small dose of iocane powder every day.That said, the title, cover, and red ocean concept are all aimed directly at salespeople who must displace competitors in the act of acquiring new opportunities and clients. Nothing in Eat Their Lunch, The Lost Art of Closing, or The Only Sales Guide suggests that salespeople do anything to harm or take advantage of their clients, and nor do any of the 3,700 blog posts I have published here.last_img read more


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first_imgSabzar Ahmad Bhat killing: Internet services suspended in Kashmir, stone pelting in some areasWithin 24 hours of lifting a ban placed on internet services in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir government has restricted websites yet again. The move follows the killing of Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in an encounter in Tral.Rahane confident India ready for ICC Champions TrophyDefending champions India will start their Champions Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston.Sachin A Billion Dreams box-office collection: The sports docudrama does well on FridaySachin A Billion Dreams had a splendid box-office opening on Friday. Meanwhile, Hindi Medium is still going strong at the box office unlike Half Girlfriend. Sri Lanka appeals to UN to help after landslides, floods kill over 100, displace 2,900Rain-triggered landslide and floods in Sri Lanka have claimed up to 100 lives, leaving scores injured and over 99 missing. The Indian government has offered assistance in rescue and relief operation, with three Navy ships dispatched for help.last_img read more


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first_imgIndia head into the Asia Cup 2018 without Virat Kohli but the Men in Blue are still the favourites to lift the trophy their talismanic batsman.One of the main reasons behind India being considered as the favourites in this six-team event is Rohit Sharma.The Mumbai batsman will not only lead the batting lineup but will also get the opportunity to lead the team in the absence of regular skipper Kohli, who has been rested from the tournament which starts from September 15.MS Dhoni’s chance to answer critics after average England seriesBut India shouldn’t have anything to worry about as Rohit has proved to be a brilliant captain in the past.Out of the 12 limited-overs matches that Rohit has led, India has lost just 2 matches so far – 1 T20I and 1 ODI.Pant ideal replacement for Dhoni after 2019 World Cup, feels Virender SehwagEarlier this year in March, Rohit led India in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka which was a T20I tri-series played between Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.India just lost the first game against the hosts but then went on to beat Sri Lanka once and Bangladesh thrice, including the thrilling final in which Dinesh Karthik played that memorable knock of 29 not out off 8 balls, to lift the trophy in the absence of Kohli.#HeroNidahasTrophy pic.twitter.com/IQmf6s40YGSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) March 18, 2018Asia Cup 2018: Will Virat Kohli’s absence hurt India’s chances?Before that Rohit led India against Sri Lanka last year in the three ODIs and three T20I series at home in December.advertisementIndia just lost the first ODI against the visitors but then went on to beat them in the next five games – 2 ODIs and 3 T20Is – to emerge victorious and clinch both the series.Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and 7 other Team India members depart early for Asia CupRohit has been a terrific captain at Mumbai Indians over the years and is the second skipper after MS Dhoni to bag three Indian Premier League titles.His record as India captain is also highly impressive mainly because his average goes up over 108 whenever he has got the opportunity to be in charge of the national team in the blue jersey.As captain Rohit has played 3 ODIs and scored 217 runs including a 208 not out which came against Sri Lanka in the above mentioned series.In T20Is, Rohit has led the team 9 times and won 8 games scoring 346 runs at an impressive average of 38.44 with two fifties and a highest score of 118.The stats and records are certainly in Rohit’s favour heading into the Asia Cup now and with experienced heads in MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik in the team, India’s campaign looks in safe hands in Kohli’s absence.last_img read more


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first_img Share Jesse Costa/WBURMady Ohlman, who lives near Boston and has been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit a point when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes the will to liveMady Ohlman was 22 on the evening some years ago when she stood in a friend’s bathroom looking down at the sink.“I had set up a bunch of needles filled with heroin because I wanted to just do them back-to-back-to-back,” Ohlman recalls. She doesn’t remember how many she injected before collapsing, or how long she lay drugged-out on the floor.“But I remember being pissed because I could still get up, you know?”She wanted to be dead, she says, glancing down. A wisp of straight brown hair slips from behind an ear across her thin face.At that point, says Ohlman, she’d been addicted to opioids — controlled by the drugs, she says — for more than three years.“And doing all these things you don’t want to do that are horrible — you know, selling my body, stealing from my mom, sleeping in my car,” Ohlman says. “How could I not be suicidal?”For this young woman, whose weight had dropped to about 90 pounds, who was shooting heroin just to avoid feeling violently ill, suicide seemed a painless way out.“You realize getting clean would be a lot of work,” Ohlman says, her voice rising. “And you realize dying would be a lot less painful. You also feel like you’ll be doing everyone else a favor if you die.”Ohlman, who has now been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit the same point, when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes their will to live. Ohlman is among at least 40 percent of active drug users who wrestle with depression, anxiety or another mental health issue that increases the risk of suicide.Measuring suicide among patients addicted to opioidsMassachusetts, where Ohlman lives, began formally recognizing in May 2017 that some opioid overdose deaths are suicides. The state says confirmed suicides are only about 2 percent of all overdose deaths, but Dr. Monica Bharel, head of Massachussett’s department of public health, says it’s very difficult to determine the person’s true intent.“For one thing, medical examiners use different criteria for whether suicide was involved or not,” Bharel says, and the “tremendous amount of stigma surrounding both overdose deaths and suicide sometimes makes it extremely challenging to piece everything together and figure out unintentional and intentional.”Research on drug addiction and suicide suggests much higher numbers.“[Based on the literature that’s available] it looks like it’s anywhere between 25 and 45 percent of deaths by overdose that may be actual suicides,” says Dr. Maria Oquendo, immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association.Oquendo points to one study of overdoses from prescription opioids that found 54 percent were unintentional. The rest were either suicide attempts or undetermined.Several large studies show an increased risk of suicide among drug users addicted to opioids, especially women. In a study of 5 million veterans, women were eight times as likely as others to be at risk for suicide, while men faced a twofold risk.The opioid epidemic is occurring at the same time suicides have hit a 30-year high, but Oquendo says few doctors look for a connection.“They are not monitoring it,” says Oquendo, who chairs the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. “They are probably not assessing it in the kinds of depths they would need to prevent some of the deaths.”That’s starting to change. A few hospitals in Boston, for example, aim to ask every patient admitted about substance use, as well as about whether they’ve considered hurting themselves.“No one has answered the chicken and egg [question],” says Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, a family physician who runs the Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Mass. Is it that patients “have mental health issues that lead to addiction, or did a life of addiction then trigger mental health problems?”With so little data to go on, “it’s so important to provide treatment that covers all those bases,” Mahaniah says.‘Deaths of despair’When doctors do look deeper into the reasons patients addicted to opioids become suicidal, some economists predict they’ll find deep reservoirs of depression and pain.In a seminal paper published in 2015, Princeton economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case tracked falling marriages rates, the loss of stable middle-class jobs and rising rates of self-reported pain. The authors say opioid overdoses, suicides and diseases related to alcoholism are all often “deaths of despair.”“We think of opioids as something that’s thrown petrol on the flames and made things infinitely worse,” Deaton says, “but the underlying deep malaise would be there even without the opioids.”Many economists agree on remedies for that deep malaise. Harvard economics professor David Cutler says solutions include a good education, a steady job that pays a decent wage, secure housing, food and health care.“And also thinking about a sense of purpose in life,” Cutler says. “That is, even if one is doing well financially, is there a sense that one is contributing in a meaningful way?”Tackling despair in the addiction community“I know firsthand the sense of hopelessness that people can feel in the throes of addiction,” says Michael Botticelli, director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center; he is in recovery for an addiction to alcohol.Botticelli says recovery programs must help patients come out of isolation and create or recreate bonds with family and friends.“The vast majority of people I know who are in recovery often talk about this profound sense of reestablishing — and sometimes establishing for the first time — a connection to a much larger community,” Botticelli says.Ohlman says she isn’t sure why her attempted suicide, with multiple injections of heroin, didn’t work.“I just got really lucky,” Ohlman says. “I don’t know how.”A big part of her recovery strategy involves building a supportive community, she says.“Meetings; 12-step; sponsorship and networking; being involved with people doing what I’m doing,” says Ohlman, ticking through a list of her priorities.There’s a fatal overdose at least once a week within her Cape Cod community, she says. Some are accidental, others not. Ohlman is convinced that telling her story, of losing and then finding hope, will help bring those numbers down.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255. This story is part of NPR’s reporting partnership with NPR, WBUR and Kaiser Health News.Copyright 2018 WBUR. To see more, visit WBUR.last_img read more