Kuwait Identifies with Liberia in Ebola Fight

first_imgLiberia’s strong and nurtured diplomatic tie with many countries around the world is yielding fruits, especially in the Ebola crisis. One of the latest countries to come in with aid to combat the Ebola virus is the Middle Eastern Islamic state of Kuwait, from where a consignment of medical equipment and accessories has arrived help fight the Ebola virus.According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy near Kuwait City, the consignment of medical equipment and supplies is valued at more than US$45,000.The dispatch said 470 boxes of medical items include Non-Woven Surgical face mask-ear loops, disposable N 95 face masks, non woven surgical face mask-ties, medical gloves, alcohol swab pads among others. The items are expected to help reinforce government’s delivery of treatment and prevention services in health centers around the country.Liberia’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Konah Blackett, negotiated and procured the items from Dr. Sanad Rasheed Al-Fadala, chairman and CEO of Taiba Hospital &IMS last month and conferred with Dr. Nabel Abdul Rahem,a Kuwaiti engineer consultant, who handled the shipment.The Liberian Embassy expressed gratitude to Dr. Sanad Rashed Al-Fadala and Dr. Nabeel Abdul Raheem for their humanitarian gesture to Liberia during the Ebola crisis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No injuries in skydiving plane crash

first_imgPolice have confirmed that everyone survived the crash of a sky-diving plane on Friday afternoon.An RCMP release says the pilot of the Cessna 182 made a distress call shortly after 2 o’clock, when the aircraft suffered a “major engine failure”.The aircraft was carrying five skydivers at the time, and at around 5,000 feet, the pilot advised the jumpers to evacuate the faltering plane.- Advertisement -The pilot was then able to successfully land the plane in a field west of the 269 road, in the Grandhaven area. Remarkably, the only damage the aircraft suffered was from the engine failure itself.All five of the skydivers landed safely in the vicinity of the landfill and no injuries have been reported.Photo – An RCMP officer investigates Friday’s crash.  Jon Zacks – Energeticcity.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more