U.S.-Funded ETU Project Begins in Ganta, No New Cases in 4 Weeks

first_imgClearing of the site for the construction of one of the United States-funded Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Nimba County has begun at the Ganta United Methodist Airstrip.Road building equipment was seen at the site several days ago, clearing to commence the construction of an annex to the buildings that were constructed by the Methodists some time ago.The team of U.S. military personnel has paid several visits to Nimba County since their arrival in Liberia to select a suitable place for the ETU.Last week, the U.S. team toured the George W. Harley Hospital Ebola Treatment Unit constructed by ArcelorMittal outlining specific work, including Ebola testing that will be carried out there.It is not clear how many ETUs will be built in Nimba by the U.S. mlitary, but since their arrival in Liberia many trips have been made to several Nimba cities and towns, including Tappita, Sanniquellie and Karnplay.One of the advantages of the Ganta site is that it encompasses some unfinished medical buildings which the Methodists began constructing.  It is possible that the Americans will help complete them in order to expand the capacity of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital.Another piece of good news, probably the most important of all, is that there has been no new case of anyone infected with Ebola since the 16th of October—that is over a month ago.This was disclosed to our reporter by Dr. Paye Gbramie, head of the Ganta ETU.Bahn City Mayor Angie Dopoe announced the release of over 50 persons who had been quarantined in Bahn.  They were quarantined in mid-October 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Business Lessons Failure Is Your Best Teacher

first_imgSpectacular failures offer plenty of worthwhile business lessons. Read five of the biggest in recent history and learn how not to repeat them.Max Nisen of Business Insider writes that when it comes to business lessons, failure can be the best teacher.Nisen points to Bradley University management professor Laurence Weinzimmer’s book titled “The Wisdom of Failure,” and six of the most enduring business lessons from that book.The first example comes from News Corp.’s 2006 acquisition of MySpace for $580 million. MySpace “bled market share to Facebook” and was sold years later for just $34 million. The lesson here is that “when you’ve poured time, energy, and money into something, it’s hard to write it off as a loss.”LA Gear is the next lesson in failure, as “chasing three high dollar opportunities killed the company.” LA Gear’s lesson is to resist moving beyond a core business. Read the rest of the business lessons and keep your company from becoming a new one.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more