The earthquake in the Marrakesh area of Morocco has wrought enormous damage and taken many lives … at least 0000 known cases thus far. The famous Portuguese socccr player, Christiano Ronaldo, happens to be the owner of huge hotel complex in Marrakesh … ………….. and has immediately made this set of luxury premises available for the treatment of survivors. Reports thus far indicate that at least 2900 people have died.
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SOME IMMEDIATE RESPONSES
“Amazing that Irene also had a premonition that the Matildas would lose 3-1” ….. Ralph Shlomowitz caressing his partner
“Poor Roberts he was asking for it. Shall I organize some Pretzels for the Spectators ?” …. Herbert Perera from Deep in Germany
Victoria Bisset and Ana Vanessa Herrero, in Stuff, 11 June 2023, where the title reads “Four children were rescued after 40 days in the jungle. How did they survive?”
Four children have survived 40 days in the Amazon jungle in Colombia after their plane crashed last month, killing all three adults on board, including their mother.
The wreckage of the Cessna C206 that crashed in the jungle of Solano in the Caqueta state of Colombia
The children, aged 13, 9, 4 and 1, were rescued Friday (local time) after rescuers spent weeks searching for them in remote areas of the jungle, which is home to jaguars, ocelots and venomous snakes.
Nandasiri Jasentuliyana,** in Sunday Observer, 24 April 2021,whose preferred title is “Steller team of advisors to help seek IMF bailout”
To rescue the country from its march towards a certain disaster, Sri Lanka has appointed a stellar team of world-renowned fiscal and monetary experts to assist in the critical negotiations with the International Monitory Fund (IMF) on the outcome of which may hang the immediate fate of Sri Lanka.
In dealing today with the outrageous prejudices displayed by the American political analyst Robert Kaplan in mid-2009, I realised that I should reaffirm the essays devoted to the services to mankind provided by a doctor indomitable and discerning. That medico was Dr. Susiri Weerasekera, who, alas, had deteriorated to a state non compos mentis when I made inquiries at his home in Nugegoda a few years back.
Susiri Weerasekera was a person you would want to have alongside you in adversity: a person pragmatic, observant, down-to-earth and relatively unprejudiced. I got to know him when I dropped in on the Friend-in-Need Society in Colombo in 2010 to look into their work in support of the disabled and their speciality in assisting personnel who had lost a limb to obtain and then utilize a prosthetic leg. When I embarked on journeys to the northern reaches Susiri provided me with names and introductions to key personnel in Vavuniya and Jaffna as well as an introduction to Dr Hemantha Herath who was in charge of medical relief for the IDP camps. These recommendations were invaluable.
Mike Ryan of WHO interviewed by Melissa Fleming
The info-demic can be just as damaging as the pandemic itself, because if people aren’t getting the right information, if they’re not able to trust that information, and then we have a problem. There’s no point having solutions to offer people if they don’t hear about them, or they don’t believe in them,” said Michael (Mike) Ryan in this latest episode.
2 January 2019 – A helicopter transports a wounded health worker with their team including Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme for WHO (far right) and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General (second from right). Dr. Ryan helped attend to the health worker, who had been wounded in an attack against the Ebola vaccination team in Komanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Evacuated for advanced care, he later recovered from his injuries – Photo: ©WHO/Lindsay Mackenzie
Helen Pitt, in Sydney Morning Herald, May 2020, where the title runs “Professor of Lankan descent now one of world’s top infectious disease specialists”
Professor Raina MacIntyre, one of the world’s leading emerging infectious diseases experts, has barely budged from the bedroom of her Wahroonga home since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia.
The universe today has been bombarded by medical expertise from every which way pontificating on “solutions” to a covid-pandemic of an extremely complex and varied character. Chandini Liyanagama, a senior Sri Lankan Australian medic, has essayed criticisms of the processes in Sri Lanka on the basis of a webinar broadcast from the island. It is, of course, best to respond to this appraisal on the foundations of the webinar sessions that provoked this assessment. So, I sent it to a few Sri Lankan medicoes within the island for their appraisals.