Moyes watched Ronaldo’s awesome performance for Portugal in their World Cup play-off victory over Sweden in Stockholm on Tuesday on TV. Like everyone else who witnessed the winger’s hat-trick, the United boss was spellbound by the talent Ronaldo displayed so regularly during his six seasons with the Red Devils. Indeed, there was intense speculation during the close season Ronaldo was intent on heading back to his old club, with United eager to make a marquee signing to herald the arrival of Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. It did not happen. And now he has signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid, and declared his intention to remain at the Bernabeu for the remainder of his career, it seems highly unlikely it ever will. However, maybe clinging to the most slenderest of hopes, Moyes is not giving up completely. “Everyone at Manchester United would tell you he is the best in the business anyway,” Moyes told MUTV. “I have not been fortunate enough to work with him but there is still hope some day it might be possible.” Press Association Manchester United manager David Moyes has not given up on the possibility of working with Cristiano Ronaldo one day.
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Syracuse defense stymies Duke in 14-10 victory to advance to ACC championship
Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As Duke attack Kyra Harney curled around the left side of the crease, she cocked her stick back and fired it forward.Except the ball wasn’t there — it was bouncing on the ground.Syracuse couldn’t come up with the loose ball as Duke settled it behind the net. Midfielder Stuart Humphrey dropped a feed from Harney as she cut toward the crease. The ball bounced into goalie Kelsey Richardson’s stick and she helped defender Brenna Rainone clear the ball.The stop helped SU regain its footing in the back end after the Blue Devils went on a 4-1 run.“We just needed to get a stop,” SU defender Mallory Vehar said of killing Duke’s momentum. “We needed that to be the end of their run.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSixth-seeded SU’s (13-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) defense largely stymied the Blue Devils’ offense after allowing six goals in the first 15 minutes of the game. Second-seeded Duke (14-3, 5-2) scored just four more goals through the final 45 minutes. The Orange will now play first-seeded North Carolina (16-2, 6-1), the only team to beat SU by more than three goals.“We knew all it would take is a bit of a run,” SU head coach Gary Gait said of the lethargic start. “…We got the next draw, got the next possession, got a stop, got another goal. I think those are the things in the beginning of the year we weren’t getting done.”Part of the reason for SU’s poor defensive showing at the start was because of the previous night’s game. The Orange dug out a double-overtime win against Boston College just 18 hours before it took the field again at Klockner Stadium on Friday.“I think our players came out a little slow,” Gait said. “I didn’t know where we were going, but they responded, and they came through.”The defense slowly worked itself into the game. SU shut out Duke for the last 14:52 of the first half and first 6:10 of the second half. Duke converted on 36 percent of its shots in the second half despite converting nearly 48 percent of its shots for the season.When the Blue Devils beat the defense, Richardson stopped Duke’s shots, saving eight of the 18 shots on net.“Unfortunately, unlike the first half, we didn’t capitalize on our scoring opportunities,” Duke head coach Kerstin Kimel said. “… I just don’t think we took that extra second to see the white space around the goalie.With just under seven minutes left, SU made its biggest stand. Attack Devon Collins’ check caught defender Claire Scarrone’s ponytail and the attack was given a yellow card and sent to the penalty box.Just more than 40 seconds into the penalty, Blue Devils midfielder Chelsea Landon lobbed a pass from the right of the net to the left of the 12-meter arc to Kerrin Maurer. Maurer fired a pass to Taylor Trimble, who stood on the crease and fired the pass into the net to send her bench into a brief frenzy.But play halted. A shooting space from seconds before prevented the Blue Devils from cutting the SU lead to one.Richardson then made a point-blank save as Trimble found herself on the doorstep of a goal.Trimble wandered in front of Richardson again, but defender Kaeli O’Connor ran to Trimble and forced Trimble’s shot wide of the net. The ball found its way on top of the net and Richardson picked the ball up with her hand.SU cleared the ball while up 12-10, and Duke didn’t score a goal for the rest of the game. The man-up opportunity allowed the Blue Devils plenty of opportunities to cut its deficit, but Duke failed to beat Richardson and the defense.“Last time we played Duke, we had multiple opportunities to tie the game,” Gait said. “We just didn’t make the plays and today, we made them and we stopped them and we made them and we stopped them.“That was definitely the key.” Comments Published on April 24, 2015 at 9:26 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @ChrisLibonati
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Four years later, youth enthusiasm for Obama is down
When Max Blum, a senior majoring in cinema and television production, cast his first presidential ballot in 2008, enthusiasm was high among his friends.“I felt really proud,” Blum said. “It was a great chance to cast my vote in something that was so monumental in American history.”Galvanized by the ideas of “hope” and “change,” young voters turned out in droves to the polls in 2008, electing then-Sen. Barack Obama to fix up Washington.This year, however, Blum said the ratiionale driving youth voters to support Obama has changed. Blum said younger liberal voters seem less motivated this year by idealism and more by a dislike of Republican candidate Mitt Romney.“Instead of focusing on the positive aspects of the two campaigns, it’s a really negative person versus someone who’s already there,” Blum said.Though Obama leads Romney in polls tracking youth support, the backing he once had in 2008 has dissipated. Earlier this month, Harvard’s Institute of Politics released a poll that showed Obama with a 12-point lead among likely 18- to 24-year-olds. Back in October 2008, that same poll showed the president with a 26-point lead over then-Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain.Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, attributes this increase in support for Romney in part to the Republican Party’s efforts in 2012 to mobilize voters through campus organizations or independent partisan groups — a big change from 2008.“The Republicans in ’08 did a pathetic job trying to mobilize young people, as in they didn’t show any sign of having a good strategy for that or even having anybody assigned to work on it,” Levine said, “and they even went at trying to make a negative issue out of Obama’s youth support.”Logan Morris, who graduated in May, voted in his first presidential election as a California resident in 2008. For Morris, much of the excitement was generated by a sense that he could make a real difference with significant issues, such as Proposition 8, a statewide initiative to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.“We [got] to vote for the first African-American president and this important issue of human rights,” Morris said. “It was part of the excitement of getting to vote on real, important issues.”With enthusiasm waning among many of Obama’s younger supporters in 2008, the president’s campaign has focused on energizing that particular segment of the electorate.Dan Schnur, director of USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, said the campaign has targeted younger voters by talking about issues of interest to them, such as Pell grants.“One of the most important objectives for the Obama campaign is finding a way to remotivate younger voters,” Schnur said. “There is no way to recreate the excitement of 2008, but they are working very hard to reach out to young people to try to increase their level of interest and involvement.”Jennifer Massey, a junior majoring in history and a member of the USC College Republicans, said that when she voted in 2008, the Obama campaign mobilized young voters by touting the campaign’s historical significance. From walking around on campus and talking to friends, Massey said she believes first-time voters are less excited because 2012 does not bear the same immediate historic importance.“They are excited because they have the opportunity [to vote] finally, but they are not excited about the candidates,” Massey said. “If they were voting in 2008, I think they would have definitely been excited.”Dietram Scheufele, a communication professor at the University of Wisconsin, said the lack of enthusiasm does not mean younger voters who backed Obama in 2008 will cast their ballots for Romney this year.“For him it’s not a matter of the youth vote going conservative, it’s a matter of whether they will turn out or not,” Scheufele said.Given the overwhelming support Obama received from younger voters in 2008, Schnur said it would be difficult for Romney to persuade these voters to swing toward the Republican Party — a shift that would typically only happen over several election cycles.“This is a voter group that has been very very heavily supportive of Obama,” Schnur said. “Moving a lot more of them from one party to another is a pretty difficult challenge. When you generally see a demographic voter group switch from one party to another it’s generally the result of a more gradual process.”The poll released by Harvard’s IOP also sheds light on the degree to which youth voters support the two candidates. The results found that of the young voters who support Romney, 10 percent are more likely to say they are “definitely” voting Romney than younger Obama supporters said.USC College Republicans President Maddy Lansky said she has seen more enthusiasm within her group during this election cycle. Lansky also said more students are comfortable saying they support Romney and the Republican Party.“I’ve noticed in the past young people aren’t as comfortable saying they fall to the right or support a Republican candidate,” Lansky said.Ultimately, experts said it is difficult to determine whether 2012 will have a large impact the long-term party affliation of a first- or second-time voter. Levine said he believes that in 2008, younger voters were not necessarily being loyal to the Democratic Party, but instead testing a more left-leaning political view.“I think they were trying out a liberal, progressive world view because the exit polls showed that they were very enthusiastic about general involvement in the economy,” Levine said. “However, I don’t think it solidified because I think four years later the proportion of people who have those positive government views has declined.”
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Idamadudu, Igbinosun Fail to Reach 200m Final, Montsho Wins 400m Gold
COMMONWEALTH GAMESIn the womenâ€™s 200m event of the Commonwealth Games that Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor won the gold at the last edition in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago, no Nigerian sprinter made it to the final scheduled to hold thursday in Gold Coast, Australia.Both Janet Idamadudu (23.69 secs) and Isoken Igbinosun (24.03) who raced in two of the three semi finals wednesday finished seventh respectively. Yinka Ajayi capped a dismal outing for Team Nigeria in the track and field event of the Day Seven of Gold Coast 2018 with a mind bugling eighth place finish in the womenâ€™s 400m.She clocked a poor 52.26 secs at the Carrara Stadium Track in the event won by Amantle Montsho (50.15) of Botswana. Jamaicaâ€™s Anastasia Le-roy won silver with a time of 50.57 while her compatriot, Stephanie McPherson, was third (50.93) to settle for the bronze.Meanwhile, dropped to the 10th position on the overall medalsâ€™ table of with no addition to the four gold and four silver harvested from the previous days outings.The other African country in the Top 10 standing, South Africa moved up to fourth position with 10 gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz NFL Draft 2019: George Kittle says fellow Iowa tight ends Noah Fant, T.J. Hockenson will have Day 1 impact
Phenomenal play all around as Nate Stanley finds T.J. Hockenson for the @HawkeyeFootball bomb.The gain led to a Noah Fant TD and a tie game at Kinnick: pic.twitter.com/Wyru9UNw3T— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 23, 2018However, Kittle did not hesitate to reject any notion of him being a better prospect than Fant or Hockenson.”Definitely T.J. and Noah are both higher prospects than I was,” he said. “I only had like 40 catches total at Iowa, I think they each had 40 in one year. “They’re pretty and they’re going to do a lot of really good things. I’m just happy to be in the conversation with those guys because they had a special college career.” Dallas Clark, a Super Bowl champion with the Colts, was a first-round pick out of Iowa and enjoyed 11 seasons in the NFL. Kittle had to wait until the fifth round to hear his name called in 2017, but the 49ers star set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end last year.Neither Fant nor Hockenson will have to be that patient, and Kittle has no doubt in their ability to become the latest Hawkeye tight ends to excel in the NFL. Related News NFL Draft 2019: Cardinals have made no decision on No. 1 pick, GM Steve Keim insists NFL Draft 2019: Packers could be considering selecting quarterback “I think they’re both definitely first-round draft picks, they’re both guys that will instantly affect the team positively,” Kittle told Omnisport. “Noah is literally the best athlete that I’ve ever seen, he is absolutely outrageous, I saw that Day 1 as soon as he stepped in the building at Iowa as an 18-year-old freshman, he’s an absolute freak. “He makes plays that other people can’t physically make, he’s unreal quick twitchy, incredibly fast and he’s incredibly strong too. I’m pretty sure he has multiple strength records at Iowa, he’s not just this skinny, lanky fast kind, he’s incredibly strong and powerful. He’s gonna be incredible.With this TD grab on Saturday, Noah Fant became the all-time leader in TDs by a Tight End in program history | #TDTuesday pic.twitter.com/IEZVVuyod8— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) September 18, 2018″Then you’ve got T.J., who’s just ‘Mr Do it All,’ he’s like a Swiss Army knife. He can run block, he can go against [defensive] ends, linebackers, safeties, it doesn’t matter, he just gets it done, catches every ball you throw to him.”He just has a great attitude every single day, I was in the locker room [with them] for only a year but, being able to keep in touch with both those guys since I’ve graduated, they’re both incredibly hard workers and whatever team they get drafted to they’re going to impact them in a positive way [from] day one.”As for why Iowa consistently produces such great players at the position, Kittle credited veteran Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle and an offense and locker room mindset that help make the jump to the NFL less daunting.”They do a really good job in the strength program with Coach Doyle,” Kittle said. “He just really takes young guys and builds on their frames and prepares them for the NFL level. The offense that we run is very pro-style and the attitude around the locker room is very football-oriented. Every day you show up and it’s football, I think that’s a great thing, it gets guys in the right mindset, and it definitely prepares you for the next level.”#MondayMotivationAttack the week like @HawkeyeFootball TE T.J. Hockenson attacks blocking. pic.twitter.com/stWA47lmP8— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 15, 2018Having flown under the radar two years ago, Kittle accepts his rise to stardom may have helped boost the hype Fant and Hockenson have received.”I think maybe a little bit,” he said when asked if he paved the way for them to be first-rounders. “You don’t want to sleep on Iowa tight ends because we all have some fun and I think Iowa’s put out a lot of good tight ends that have made a lot of big plays and impact a lot of NFL teams. If I’m an NFL GM, coach, I’d definitely want both those guys on my team.” George Kittle expects Iowa tight ends Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson to live up to the hype and make an impact as rookies starting on Day 1.Both Hawkeyes are expected to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft next week after catching teams’ eye at Iowa, a football program that has developed a reputation for producing pro tight ends like … Kittle.
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Baffert’s Der Lu Takes $59,000 Santa Anita Allowance Feature By 3 ½ Lengths; Ridden By Cedillo, She Goes Gate To Wire And Gets 1 1/16 Miles In 1:44.12
Baffert’s Der Lu Takes $59,000 Santa Anita Allowance Feature By 3 ½ Lengths; Ridden By Cedillo, She Goes Gate To Wire And Gets 1 1/16 Miles In 1:44.12ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2020)–A nose loser in a Grade III stakes Jan. 11, Bob Baffert’s Der Lu went to the front and never looked back in Friday’s $59,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, winning by 3 ½ lengths under Abel Cedillo while getting a mile and one sixteenth in 1:44.12.Breaking from post position two, Der Lu was away sharply and took a 1 ½ length advantage over 1-2 favorite First Star around the Club House turn. Leaving the three furlong pole, the margin was cut to one length, but turning for home, Der Lu opened up by more than two lengths and the race was, for all intents and purposes, over with three sixteenths of a mile to run.“When you ride these horses for Baffert, you try to break good and they do the rest,” said Cedillo, who was aboard the 4-year-old daughter of Orb for the first time. “She was comfortable and we had plenty left at the top of the stretch.”Most recently second, beaten a nose by highly regarded Queen Bee to You in the Grade III La Canada Stakes Jan. 11, Der Lu was the second choice today in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $5.60, $2.60 and $2.10.Owned by Baoma Corporation, Der Lu, who is out of the Forestry mare Taboo, picked up her third win in six starts and with the winner’s share of $35,400, increased her earnings to $165,300.First Star, idle since running fourth in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at seven furlongs Dec. 28, never got on terms with the winner and was second best, finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Kaydetre. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, First Star paid $2.10 and $2.10.Kaydetre, who tracked in third position throughout, was off at 13-1 with Brice Blanc up and paid $2.40 to show while finishing 3 ½ lengths clear of Starr of Quality.Fractions, set by the winner, were 23.43, 47.24, 1:11.71 and 1:37.33.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Sheikh returns 5 months later to meet with the squad
Without prior notice, the owner and president of the UD Almeria, Turki Al-Sheikh, has appeared by surprise today at the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games. The news would not be news if it were not because the Saudi sheikh had barely been twice before in Almeria land, specifically, at the beginning of August, when he bought the Alfonso García shareholding package, and at the end of September, to give the first (and only one) press conference. Thus, Al-Sheikh returned to Almeria almost five months after his last visit. He did it lightning and after a month in the United States, where he has received surgical intervention (several sources point to a brain tumor). Before returning by private jet to his country he has made a stop in Spain to meet with the Indian staff after the worst bump of the Guti era. Both players – some did not know the Saudi – and the red and white coach have chatted with the owner in the room where they usually have breakfast. Among other aspects, the president explained what the promotion to First would report to them.We have not been able to capture images of the maximum shareholder of the Almeria entity, because security officials have limited a perimeter in the municipal premises of La Vega de Acá. The discretion has been maximum, putting the vehicles in the inner track of the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games. Also present at the facilities were scout Darío Drudi and agent Joao Gonçalves, important pieces in the Turki Al-Sheikh project.
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz McLaughlin-Whilby hails coach after 400m success
Olympic 4x400m relay silver medallist Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby says that coach Maurice Wilson was instrumental in the successes she had this year. The Sprintec Track Club athlete, who was coming off a year of being inactive, says that she surpassed her expectations for the year, when she claimed her medal at the Rio Olympics in the summer. “If somebody told me this time last year that I would end up finishing my season doing the 400m, I would tell them that they’re lying,” McLaughlin-Whilby said. McLaughlin-Whilby made a switch from the 200m to the 400m ahead of the JAAA National Senior Championships in July and says that it was because of how much she trusted Wilson, who had told her to give the longer distance a chance. “I was focusing on the 200m but coach was always saying I should not write off the 400m,” McLaughlin-Whilby says. She says that contracting the Zika virus less than a month before the trials also played a significant role in the switch. It set her training schedule back by a week. “He said I missed too much training after getting Zik-v, but he could always get me stronger. That’s what made me switch to the 400m for the National Trials. “I believe in my coach and once he told me that it was possible, I just worked with him. Whatever he gave me to do, even though the 400m workout is extremely hard, I tried my best to give 100 percent.” The 30 year old is already back in training, for the 400m, as she looks ahead to the IAAF World Championships in London, England next summer. She says it has been “fabulous” so far. “This is a new challenge for me, the 400m. I’m taking it on, head on, and it’s been going great,” she says. “It’s hard but it’s good.”
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Mitchell has 28 as Jazz top Trail Blazers in OT
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45). APSALT LAKE CITY — Faith became the keyword in Quin Snyder’s postgame press conference. The Utah Jazz coach talked about his faith in rookie Donovan Mitchell, his faith in Ricky Rubio and his faith in his team.Mitchell scored a career-high 28 points and the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-103 in overtime Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT The game was tight throughout, with 17 lead changes and 14 ties — and neither team ever leading by double-digits.“The game wasn’t real fluid for either team offensively early on,” Snyder said. “We hung in there and didn’t get discouraged. As the game progressed, were much more aggressive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You have faith in someone when they’re not playing well. That’s what we have to have in this team.”The Jazz ran their offense through Mitchell in overtime and he didn’t disappoint. The No. 12 overall pick accounted for the first six Utah points with a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and Rudy Gobert’s two free throws that Mitchell set up with a pass to the cutting big man. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jazz forward Joe Johnson is out at least two weeks with right wrist instability. Jonas Jerebko, who had only played four minutes in the first seven games, checked in early in the first quarter and will see more time in the rotation.“Jonas is going to play, we need him to play,” Snyder said. “As the game goes on, we’ve had to feel (out) the game. There isn’t clarity. It’s not hockey. We don’t just sub rote. … The game is going to dictate minutes for our team for the majority of the guys.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I didn’t think it would happen this fast,” Mitchell said. “It was definitely surreal. Plays ran for me, just a matter of hitting the shots.”Rubio, who finished with a season-high 30 points, buried a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 30.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Jazz a seven-point lead and put the game away.The two Utah guards were fantastic down the stretch after the Jazz struggled on the offensive end.“Each thing has to be better and a little bit sharper,” Blazers guard Damian Lillard said. “We can take pressure off each other by screening a little bit better, throwing better passes on time and on target.“I think part of it is our execution. We’ve got to get to our spots, we’ve got to scrape for each other, we’ve got to sprint and make hard cuts and just be strong with the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT Lillard put the Blazers on his shoulders in the fourth quarter, but was kept in relative check in overtime. The two-time All Star finished with 33 points, and Jusuf Nurkic had a season-high 19 points.The Blazers cleared out for Lillard on the final possession of regulation, but Gobert blocked his floater as time expired.“When you have a six-point lead, or whatever we had, with two or three minutes to go,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, “you’ve got to make the plays to hold the lead and come out with a win. We didn’t do that.”TIP-INSBlazers: Portland entered the game ranked No. 6 in the league allowing 98.3 points per game. Stotts said that’s been the focus this season and their effectiveness has been more mental that schematic. … Portland shot a season-low 26.5 percent from 3-point range.Jazz: Rodney Hood was 0 for 11 two days after scoring a season-high 25 points. He was benched down the stretch. … Thabo Sefelosha scored a season-high 15 points. … The Jazz reserves outscored their Blazers counterparts 54-20. … Gobert finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.BUDDING FRIENDSHIPLillard and Mitchell have become friends in the last year and text regularly. Lillard said he liked Mitchell’s game at Louisville and noticed that he wore Lillard’s Adidas signature shoe. He texted Mitchell congratulations after the draft and had hoped the rookie would slide to Portland in the draft. The two went head-to-head on numerous occasions throughout the night.“Love going head to head with a guy who loves to compete,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of crazy how all that came out. … You learn from stuff like that in big moments. It felt like he was coasting all game and I looked at the score and he had 33.”NO JOE Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Nuggets rout Raptors with big 3rd quarter blast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Spanish Organization Contributes to Ebola Fight in Liberia
A Spanish humanitarian foundation, Women for Africa, has turned over materials worth 9, 230, 87€ to the Catholic Hospital for fight against Ebola.The donation by the foundation was made possible through the instrumentality of Maria Teresa Fernandez De La Vega, former Vice President of the Spanish Government, who currently chairs the Women for Africa.The items donated include masks of various kinds, protective suits protective eyeglasses, gloves and boots.According to Juan Criado Clemente, Chargè d’Affaires of Spain in Liberia, the donation went to the Catholic Hospital because Women for Africa has a working connection with that hospital.He told the Daily Observer that though the materials went to the Catholic Hospital, other smaller clinics and health centers will still benefit as Ebola is a national concern that involves the participation of all in fight.Chargè d’Affaires Clemente said in order for the materials to reach the expected destinations, he as a representative of the Spanish Government assisted in the shipment process.He also lauded the World Food Program (WFP) for providing the trucks to transport the materials.Ebola entered Liberia from Guinea since April this year and has reportedly been spreading and claiming lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.The Senate recently called on the Executive to declare it as national health emergency, suggesting US$1.2 million to fight it.Since the outbreak, medical practitioners in the country have complained of lack of materials to protect them from contracting the disease as they cater to suspected patients.Some medical practitioners have reportedly died as a result of contracting the disease.The Ebola crisis, coupled with other national issues, has led to the cancellation of the regular Independence Day celebration, but with instruction from government that every Liberian should observe it in intercessory prayer to seek God’s intervention.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)