NHA Begins A Health Worker ‘Owns a Home Campaign’ Today

first_imgThe National Housing Authority (NHA) will today (Monday July 20), launch the “Empower A Health Worker to Own A Home Campaign,” in appreciation of the dedicated services of health workers to Liberia during the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, and their continuous dedicated services to society.The disclosure was made by Mr. Prince A. Wreh, Deputy Managing Director of Administration during a media briefing in Monrovia. According to Mr. Wreh, NHA’s management team will pay the amount of US5, 000, representing 45% of the cost of a two bedroom housing unit, valued at U$11,000 at the Gobah Town Housing Estate, Brewerville, Monsterrado County and will be processed through a mortgage program with LBDI with a balance of US$6,000 over a period of 10 years.He said a qualified health worker through a vetting process will be awarded with the money as the first payment for the unit.Mr. Wreh further disclosed that health authorities in Monsterrado, Nimba, Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount counties were requested to submit the names of five dedicated health workers to the NHA for a raffle draw today at a local resort in Monrovia. Mr. Wreh appealed to line ministries and agencies of government as well as private institutions, donor partners, foreign missions, business community and individuals of good will to emulate the example of the NHA to ensure that more health workers can benefit from the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington 38

first_imgArizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Though he was not going to divulge much information, Arians said they’ll wait and see on Rucker but added he feels good about Powers’ prospects.Both of them were spotted during the open portion of practice Tuesday, though the same cannot be said for Gresham, who is dealing with a knee injury, and Ellington, who is suffering from turf toe.With Ellington, specifically, the third-year pro who has been sidelined since the Cardinals’ Week 12 win in San Francisco says his toe is feeling better.“Week to week, day by day,” he said of where he’s at. “It ain’t 100 percent but it’s getting there.”The problem for Ellington, he said, is that it’s difficult to push off his toe with the way it is feeling right now. The key going forward is to build strength back up in it and get over some soreness that he still feels. He spent a few days with a specialist in Los Angeles last week, which Ellington said helped out a lot.Feeling noticeable improvement, Ellington  — who has tallied  386 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns this season — said he will be back on the field whenever the team’s trainers clear him to play. Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians did not need to divulge any injury information Tuesday.“So, a bunch of guys practiced and a bunch didn’t,” he told the assembled media. “But, I feel pretty good about getting most of them healthy before Friday.”Among the players Arians and the Cardinals are hoping to get back this week are defensive lineman Frostee Rucker, cornerback Jerraud Powers, tight end Jermaine Gresham and running back Andre Ellington, all of whom have missed games over the last few weeks due to various ailments. “I’m working every day trying to get back out there,” he said. “I want to be out there this weekend, but we’ll see. I’m still working, progressing, so we’ll see.”Ellington suffered his injury in the same game the Cardinals lost Chris Johnson, which left David Johnson, Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor as the team’s main running backs. Arizona ran for 175 yards and 97 yards in wins over the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings, respectively, so while the team would certainly welcome Ellington back into the fold, there is little reason to rush him until he’s truly ready to go.So even though Ellington would like to be ready as early as this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he understands waiting, while difficult, may be the best course of action.“I want to get out there this weekend; anytime we have a game, all players want to play,” he said. “But in reality, the grand scheme of things, we have more important ones coming up. Hopefully we get this win this weekend and then we look forward to Green Bay.“But right now, what’s most important is this one.”Wednesday’s injury report — and of course, Thursday’s and Friday’s, too — will give a better idea of whether not Ellington will be able to get on the field Sunday night. He understands being unable to practice this week would not help his chances, since Arians is the kind of coach who wants to see a player during the week if he is to play on the weekend. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling What’s tough is that though part of the recovery involves tolerating some pain, being a toe issue means it’s not something he can easily rest or stay off of. However, being forced to walk around with the injury also gives him insight into how it’s healing — which it is.“All before I couldn’t really put pressure on it, but now I’m starting to get into a rhythm walk that I normally do,” he said. “So hopefully now I can progress from that and go to running.” Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more