SIERRA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SIERRA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382820-68/leone-sierra-cases-ebola.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382820-68/leone-sierra-cases-ebola.html.csp">Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T19:50:06.531-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa, a government spokesman said Saturday. Abdulai Bayraytay said the government is telling people to stay inside their homes on Sept. 19, 20 and 21. The dates were chosen to give people enough time to stock up on food and other provisions before the ban on move...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583828202014-09-06T19:50:06.531-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-06T19:50:06.531-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382820@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:50:06 MDT One dead in Cache County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364904-78/frew-driver-cache-sierra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364904-78/frew-driver-cache-sierra.html.csp">One dead in Cache County crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T22:20:27.998-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One person died late Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle crash in the Cache County town of Hyde Park. Dav Frew, an 82-year-old man from Preston, Idaho, was killed in the accident, which happened just before noon in the area of 4040 N. Main Street. According to North Park police officials, Frew was driving his 1991 blue Mazda pickup and was trying to make a left-hand turn in the intersection, attempting to head north on US 91. A 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck was driving south on the highway whe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364904@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:27 MDT Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347289-68/flights-airlines-leone-liberia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347289-68/flights-airlines-leone-liberia.html.csp">Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kampala, Uganda • The World Health Organization’s assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable “air link” is needed to help deal with the crisis. Dr. Bruce Aylward said Thursday “there is a super risk of the response effort being choked off” if airlines restrict flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Here is a look at some of the actions taken by airlines in parts of West Af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472892014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347289@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:01 MDT U.N.: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347282-68/ebola-outbreak-cases-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347282-68/ebola-outbreak-cases-health.html.csp">U.N.: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and KRISTA LARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine. Currently, about half of the people infected with Ebola have died, so in a worst-case scenario the death toll could reach 10,000, the agency said, according to a plan released Thursday on how to stop the outbreak. The U.N. agency’s latest figures show ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472822014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347282@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:09 MDT Citing Ebola, Air France suspends African flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343786-79/flights-leone-sierra-ebola.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343786-79/flights-leone-sierra-ebola.html.csp">Citing Ebola, Air France suspends African flights</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • France recommended Wednesday that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone. The disease has now killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa. Air France announced that it temporarily halted its flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone because of the Ebola outbreak there and at the request of the French government. The French national carrier said it i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437862014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343786@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:02 MDT Liberia expands Ebola treatment centers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58305023-68/ebola-health-liberia-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58305023-68/ebola-health-liberia-center.html.csp">Liberia expands Ebola treatment centers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T21:45:02.036-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 09:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis. Kenya Airways and regional carrier Gambia Bird join a number of other airlines in temporarily canceling flights to avoid transmitting the disease beyond the four countries already affected in West Africa. The Kenya Airways fl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583050232014-08-16T21:45:02.036-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T21:45:02.036-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58305023@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:45:02 MDT Outdoor Retailer: Backcountry Bed Elite from Sierra Designs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58252034-117/elite-backcountry-bag-bed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58252034-117/elite-backcountry-bag-bed.html.csp">Outdoor Retailer: Backcountry Bed Elite from Sierra Designs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T11:44:02.846-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The launch of the Backcountry Bed last year was a big success. Sierra Designs is following it up with a Spring 2015 release of the Elite. Playing on the zipperless and top opening bag, Elite is stuffed with 850-fill DriDown making it a solid option for most campers with a 15 degree rating. The bag weighs 1-pound 9-ounces and will go for $519. www.sierradesigns.com</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58252034@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:44:02 MDT Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-liberia-release-sierra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-liberia-release-sierra.html.csp">Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T10:34:07.925-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church is pulling its missionaries out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in West Africa. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in those countries are being “reassigned to other missions,” the Utah-based faith said in a news release Friday. “In recent weeks measures have been taken to reduce risk to missionaries, including asking them to remain in their apartments,” the release...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251904@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:34:07 MDT WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250830-68/ebola-health-liberia-sierra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250830-68/ebola-health-liberia-sierra.html.csp">WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOUBACAR DIALLO</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and KRISTA LARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T20:02:51.263-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conakry, Guinea • An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents of the affected countries met Friday in Guinea’s capital. Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general, said the meeting in Conakry “must be a turning point” in the battle against Ebola, which is now sickening people in three African capitals for the first time in history. “If the situation continu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582508302014-08-01T20:02:51.263-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T20:02:51.263-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250830@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:02:51 MDT W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246054-68/ebola-liberia-health-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246054-68/ebola-liberia-health-leone.html.csp">W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLARENCE</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ROY-MACAULAY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and KRISTA LARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T21:20:46.726-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dakar, Senegal • The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States warned against travel to the three infected countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — and Sierra Leone’s soccer team was blocked from boarding a plane in Nairobi, Kenya, that was to take them to the Seychelles for a game ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460542014-07-31T21:20:46.726-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T21:20:46.726-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246054@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:20:46 MDT Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232466-68/ebola-liberia-disease-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232466-68/ebola-liberia-disease-leone.html.csp">Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:37:01.762-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new taskforce she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia’s lar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324662014-07-28T08:37:01.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:37:01.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232466@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:37:01 MDT