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“We’re Grateful for Liberians Spirit in Ebola’s Fight”

first_imgThe two United States (US) Army generals who now replaced the other as commander of the U.S.-led Military Operation United Shield in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) across Africa have both commended Liberians for their resilience and positive  spirit in the fight to contain the disease.The two American top brass military personnel made the commendation over the weekend at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia at the official ceremony marking the Operation United Assistance Joint Force Command’s Transfer of Authority (TOA).At the brief but well coordinated occasion, the former Commander of the force, Major General Darryl Williams,  transferred authority to another Major General, Gary J. Volesky.  The transfer of authority was characterized by military traditional activities.The exercise was attended by Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr. and U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah R. Malac, among other officials.Maj/Gen Volesky replaces Maj. /Gen. Williams, who led  the US soldiers to Liberia since five weeks ago.“The fight to contain EVD is faced with enormous challenges, but we are grateful to Liberians and other partners for their collective efforts to stamp out the disease,” the two soldiers asserted in their separate statements as they, to the delight of the audience,  exchanged colors marking the TOA. In a separate remark earlier, the outgoing commander, Maj/Gen Williams expressed gratitude to authorities at the Ministry of National Defense (MOD), and the Chief of Staff (COS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier General Daniel Ziankhan, for the “friendship and excellent” leadership qualities exhibited during his tenure, which sets the condition for onward operations of the U.S. Military.According to him, Operation United Shield involves the efforts of the AFL and the U.S. military team to build a united front in the fight against the EVD.For his part, the incoming Commander, Maj/Gen. Volesky, described the exercise as challenging since its  operations have to include the training of healthcare givers in the fight against the EVD and the manning of the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) across the country.Prior to coming to Liberia, he served in his latest assignment as Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell. As the Army Service Component Command for U.S. Africa Command, the US Army Africa, Southern European Task Force (USARAF/SETAF) enables a full spectrum operation, while conducting sustained security engagement with African land forces to promote security, stability, and peace.As directed, USARAF/SETAF deploys a contingency headquarters in support of crisis response. USAARAF is America’s premier Army team dedicated to positive change in Africa such as the fight to contain the outbreak by providing their respective expertise.As of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), it provides the US with an unmatched expeditionary Air Assault capability to conduct forcible entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of combatant commanders.    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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TOURIST OPERATORS HOPEFUL AS FESTIVAL FEVER GRIPS DONEGAL

first_imgFestival Fever is set to drag Donegal out of the recession!Dozens of festivals planned for across the county over the summer months will see an influx of tourists spending money.And shops, restaurants, hotels and B&Bs are hoping it will be the spark to get the ball rolling again. Thousands of locals and visitors took advantage of a rise in temperatures at the weekend to flock along to the Seafest in Rathmullan and the Donegal Town Summer Festival.And head of tourism with Failte Ireland in Donegal, Paul McCloone, said we are already up on last year’s number.“We are already ahead of last year’s figures and that is good. But we still have a long way to go before we equal the visitor numbers of four or five years ago.“But we are on an upward spiral and it is slighty encouraging but much too early to say we are going to have a good season,” he said. It might be too early to crunch figures but there was no stopping people from enjoying themselves at Rathmullan yesterday.Thousands turned up for a weekend of old fashioned fun beside the sea combined with rescue helicopter displays, curragh racing, egg and spoon races and a tug-o-war.Among those who came ashore for the weekend was RTE star derek Davis – a well-known sea-farer.And more than 15,000 people flocked into Donegal Town over the weekend to hear such bands as Jedward, Ryan Sheridan and Aslan.This weekend sees more festival fever with the arrival of the Earagail Arts Festival at venues across the county featuring an array of talent. Festival fever is here – let’s hope it’s contagious!EndsTOURIST OPERATORS HOPEFUL AS FESTIVAL FEVER GRIPS DONEGAL was last modified: July 3rd, 2011 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:Earagail Arts FestivalPaul McLooneseafestlast_img read more

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