Only one edit window! How do I create "Read more..."?
Written by Expotimes
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 19:29
This is now implemented by inserting a Read more... tag (the button is located below the editor area) a dotted line appears in the edited text showing the split location for the Read more.... A new Plugin takes care of the rest.
It is worth mentioning that this does not have a negative effect on migrated data from older sites. The new implementation is fully backward compatible.
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2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul
The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th IPRA conference in Turkey, at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th IPRA conference in Istanbul to serve a second term of two years.
Mining company Sierra Rutile and its largest investor Pala have made a second donation of one billion Leones to the Government of Sierra Leone to assist with the Ebola outbreak. This brings the total amount donated by Sierra Rutile to the Ebola Response both nationally and locally, in cash and in kind, to well over two billion Leones (over $400,000).
Mr John Bonoh Sisay, CEO of Sierra Rutile, said that Sierra Rutile was making this additional contribution of one billion Leones to support government work in eradicating the outbreak, and to provide additional help for the increasing number of children orphaned by the virus in Sierra Leone.
The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has concluded a nationwide training for radio broadcasters on reporting issues around Ebola. A total of 275 broadcasters, drawn from almost all radio stations in the Western Area, Northern, Southern and Eastern Regions of the country, attended the trainings in their respective regions.
The training started in Freetown on November 11 and concluded in the eastern regional headquarter town of Kenema on 20th November.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provided funding for the exercise.
TRIBUTE TO THE CHIEF MEDICAL SURGEON OF THE UNITED METHODIST HOSPITAL: DR MARTIN SALIA OF SIERRA LEONE
Once again, the somber valleys and hills of Sierra Leone are echoing the hallowed cry of grief and sadness for the passing of a national hero, Dr. Martin Salia, who tragically lost the battle against the deadly Ebola Virus at the Nebraska Medical center in the United States of America on November 17, 2014. Despite every effort to save his precious life and in the midst of the world’s best equipped medical isolation unit with experienced Surgeons in the world, he could not survive the journey of hope he so eagerly wish to see for his beloved Sierra Leone.
Dr. Martin Salia’s death marked a new turning point against the fight of the Ebola virus – that early intervention is so critical to the chances of survival. His message to every Sierra Leonean is one of doing the most good for the absolute welfare of our nation: Dr. Salia also summoned us to heed to our sacred callings and to know that we are the vessels of the Almighty God. “I firmly believe that God wanted me to do it.” He said. “I knew deep within myself, there was just something inside of me, that the people of this part of Freetown needed help.” Such moral inspirations reaffirmed the brave heart and the indelible spirit of compassion that Dr. Salia represented in every human imagination.
Seven doctors have now been confirmed dead by Ebola. We fear that’s not the end of the story.
Starting with Dr. Omar Khan, the first doctor to die of Ebola in Sierra Leone, on to the latest ones yesterday Dr Martin Salia and Dr. Moses M. Kargbo, many of us still wonder why others could survive (as we have been told all this while) but our doctors couldn’t survive.
Who really should be blamed for the death of these doctors – people whom we so badly need? Is it because of lack of proper treatment or what?
Or is it that we should blame no one for their deaths except the doctors themselves? We are told that early reporting helps a great deal – but this early reporting business is absent on the side of these dead doctors: they prefer observing and treating themselves until it is too late.
Like all the markets in Freetown, it’s business as usual at the Calaba Town market along the long stretch muddy Main Motor Road in east end Freetown; a scene that contradicts the picture being painted by the international media of a country gradually succumbing to an outbreak of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease-EVD. The market is so busy there is hardly any room for vehicles to go through.
At the Friendship Ataya Base, perched in one corner, a group of young men share their views- truths and myths- on the most topical subject in the country at the moment, Ebola, while sipping ataya from tot cups. One of the men is busy on his mobile phone; his expression suddenly changes, along with the mood in the Ataya Base, as he stands. He has just received news of the death of a 64 year-old man down the road.
Friday 21st November 2014 marked a memorable day in Koidu City – Kono District, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone as President Koroma commissioned electricity in the City which made the people happy. It could be recalled that Kono had been in darkness since 1995 marking 19 years of blackout.
Briefing the President before commissioning, the Minister of Energy – Ambassador Henry Macauley stated that the 2 MW generator is serving the township out of which the Ministry through the National Power Authority (NPA) has connected about 1,000 customers in Koidu town and is striving to connect more on prepaid meters.