Turkey Donates US$100,000 Ambulances to Health Ministry

first_imgTurkey, specifically the city of İzmir, have donated two modern ambulances to the Government and people of Liberia, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The fully equipped and modern ambulances are valued at a total of US$100,000.The donation, which was made on Tuesday, January 7, in the main compound of the Health Ministry in Congo Town;  in fulfillment of the City of İzmir’s candidacy tour to host Expo 2020.Counsel General-designate of Liberia to Turkey, Lusinee F. Kamara, Sr., stated that in April of 2013, Turkey’s Ambassador in Abidjan, Yalanin Kaya Erencsay, and a delegation at the end of a ‘Candidacy Visit’ in Liberia promised to boost the health sector.“The ambulances arrive in the country in fulfillment of that promise, even though the City of İzmir lost the bid to host the Expo 2020,” Mr. Kamara said.The city of İzmir was one of four international cities that bid to host the Expo 2020. The Turkish bid had a theme of New Routes to a Better World / Health for All.The City of Dubai ultimately won the right to host the Expo, bidding under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”The Expo 2020 is a Universal scale Registered Exposition time slot sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE).Turning over the ambulances’ keys to the Foreign Ministry’s representative, the Consul General designate stated that the donation is just the tip of the iceberg from the City of İzmir, and other cities from Turkey.The Deputy Foreign Minister for International Economic, Cooperation and Integration, B. Elias Shoniyin, said the donation marks a milestone for the growing relationship between Liberia and Turkey.He said the ambulances are in fulfillment of their request to Turkey, aimed at aggressively updating the health sector.“We are happy for the ambulances which will be used to save lives and improve the health sector. We believe this will further enhance the bilateral relationship between our nations,” Deputy Minister Shoniyin noted.For his part, Health Ministry Deputy Minister for Administration, Matthew Flomo, described the ambulances as the best ever donated to the country, and announced that one of them would be given to the G.N. Davies Hospital, whose patients are mainly women and children.He indicated that the other ambulance would be given to another hospital yet to be decided.He said that the Ministry has already responded to the donation with a ‘US$35,000 project’ from the Foreign Ministry, which would solely be used to purchase spare parts to maintain the ambulances.“We hope to maintain these ambulances for the years ahead,” Deputy Minister Flomo said.Meanwhile, in separate interviews, the Protocol Officer at the Health Ministry, Joseph Yarpkai and a Physician Assistance, asigned in Grand Kru, Titus Kettor, described the ambulances, as ‘mini health centers.’Mr. Ibrahim Cuvoglu and Prince J.Y. Jallabah, both staff of the Liberian Consulate office in Turkey, said the Turkish donations are merely ‘minor evidence’ of the work that will be done, when the Counsel General designate is officially appointed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Naomi Osaka taps into ‘zombie mode’ to advance in Madrid

first_imgJapan’s Naomi Osaka returns the ball during her match against Spain’s Sara Sorribes during the Madrid Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)Naomi Osaka said she switched into “zombie mode” in the final set to swat aside Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in Tuesday’s second-round match at the Madrid Open.Top seed Osaka was taken to three sets by world number 73 Sorribes Tormo before the Japanese star stepped up her game to close out a 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-0 victory.ADVERTISEMENT “In the third set, I just, like, went zombie mode,” said Osaka, who has won the last two Grand Slam titles at the US Open and Australian Open.“I just thought of everything that I had to do to win – not necessarily the outcome, but just like the little things in between every game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The match was basically on my racquet, she wasn’t going for winners.“The points ended by me making a winner or an unforced error. But I was a bit unfocused in the second set.” Osaka has struggled since splitting with her coach Sascha Bajin in February while an abdominal injury forced her to withdraw from the Stuttgart WTA tournament recently, creating doubts about her challenge at the French Open later this month. She will meet Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus for a place in the quarter-finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Thunder stars Paul George, Russell Westbrook undergo surgery Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more