Union Vice President new GPHC Director

first_imgBoard reshuffleThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has had its board reconfigured for the second time this year, this time replacing the representative of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU).According to an order gazetted on June 9, First Vice President of the GPSU, Dawn Gardner, has been appointed as a director on the board of directors. She is replacing the previous union representative, Kemton Alexander.The remaining members of the board are Chairperson Kesaundra Alves, Dr. Holly Alexander, Collette Adams, Sonya Roopnauth and Cleopatra Barkoye. They will serve until January 31, 2019.GPHC has been facing several challenges over the past few months, including a medical malpractice lawsuit. This publication reported only days ago that two patients who were discharged from the hospital on Thursday have alleged that they were infected by doctors at the hospital, and have even accused the doctors of being ignorant.Jummal Pinder, a 22-year-old East Bank Demerara businessman, was involved in an accident on April 15 last, after a blow-out caused him to lose control of the car in which he was travelling, and it swerved off the road and eventually flipped, causing him to sustain a broken hip and leg, along with several bruises to his face and body.Pinder said he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), and was hospitalised for about three weeks. Doctors at the GPHC inserted steel in his leg in a surgery. However, a few days later, the leg became swollen and started to ooze. He was treated with antibiotics and sent away.He returned last Wednesday for a check-up, but was again sent away.Last Saturday, while experiencing excruciating pain, a high temperature and vomiting, he revisited the GPHC and was admitted at patient.While his condition is improving, he is upset at the way the doctors had handled his matter, since he believes he could have lost his leg because of their negligence.Another patient, a 34-year-old who hails from North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was also involved in an accident on March 10 last, when he was struck off his motorcycle by a car that had made a sudden turn.The father of one said he was taken to the hospital by the driver, and was treated and sent away.He said that while he was at home, his foot was developing an infection, which caused him to visit the GPHC on Monday last. He claims that the nurses sent him away, telling him they had a lot of work to do, and his clinic day was on Wednesday.The man complained that his foot had already developed an abscess, which burst on Tuesday and started bleeding.He said that before the doctors had inserted the screws into his foot, his bones were together in the X-ray test, but after they had operated on the foot again, the bone separated. He said the doctors did the surgery, but his condition worsened.With problems pertaining to medical ethics and quality of service, it will be up to the board to turn the hospital’s standards around.last_img read more

Defending champions Uganda held by Burundi

first_imgApart from Timothy Awany’s 39th minute disallowed goal, the first half didn’t provide much excitement infront of goal as both teams failed to create meaningful scoring opportunities.The only shot on target in the entire opening 45 minutes was Katterega’s shot from range which sailed comfortably into Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana’s arms.Uganda had the first opportunity at goal and it came as late as the 24th minute when Derrick Nsibambi’s header from a Milton Kalisa freekick from the left sailed over the bar.Six minutes later, Burundi attempted their luck at goal from a counter attack. Shaban Hussein’s shot from an Abdul Razak Fiston through pass was blocked by Bernard Muwanga while skipper Peierre Kwizera’s follow up shot was way wide.-Disallowed goal-Uganda’s Timothy Awany rises to head in past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana, but the goal was disallowed. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSix minutes to the break, Uganda thought they had broken the deadlock when Awany rose at the backpost to connect a Kalisa freekick into the net, but referee Peter Waweru whistled for a foul inside the box as Awany went for the header.After the break, it was Burundi who came back more determined, seeking to kill off the game early. Fiston had two chances in close succession.Three minutes in, he found shooting space from the left, but his shot was feeble, trickling wide. Two minutes later, he had an even better chance, this time his acrobatic attempt from a Laudit Mavugo cross ending up awry, failing to have a meaningful connection to the ball.On the other end, Uganda also tried to show they were in for business with Muzamiru Muutyaba striking a wonderful shot from the edge of the box after twisting away from his marker but the Burundian keeper reacted with an equally fine save.Three minutes later, Kwizera made a great sliding tackle to hack the ball away from the box after Kalisa had won a header at the far post off a Katterega cross to play the ball back into the area for Nsibambi to strike.Uganda Cranes winger Allan Katterega vies for the ball against Burundi’s Laudit mavugo during a CECAFA Senior Challenge clash at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on December 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUganda head coach Moses Basena then made changes, Katterega and Tadeo Lwanga going off for Hood Kaweesa and Nelson Ssekantuka. Kalisa was also later offloaded for Paul Mucereezi, all changes geared towards improving the attack.It was Burundi who almost grabbed the lead in the 68th minute when Fiston was put through by Shassir Nahimana, but the former Sofapaka man blasted his shot wide from the right.Five minutes later, Fiston once again turned provider, putting Shabaan Hussen through but the forward took too much time with the ball allowing the Ugandan defense to track back and cover.Three minutes from time, Nico Wadada cleared from the line after Tresor Ndikumana tapped goalward a corner from skipper Kwizera which was missed by everyone in the box.Burundi will next play Ethiopia on Thursday while Uganda will be up against South Sudan Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uganda Cranes’ Milton Karisa and Burundi’s Tresor Ndikumana vie for the ball during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Bukhungu Stadium on December 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Dec 4- CECAFA Senior Challenge defending champions Uganda Cranes started their title defense on a slow after being held to a goalless draw by Burundi in the opening Group B match at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Monday afternoon.The Burundians executed a perfect strategy to defend in numbers and attack on the counter especially in the second half when the game picked up in pace a bit.last_img read more

Leeds sack their sixth manager in two years as Steve Evans is dismissed

first_imgSteve Evans’ protracted departure from Leeds was confirmed on Tuesday night, with the Championship club saying they wanted to go in a different direction to the Scot.Evans’ exit had been on the cards for some weeks, with the 53-year-old publicly calling for clarity on his future while controversial owner Massimo Cellino interviewed other candidates for his job.Evans was told he would be given a new deal beyond the end of the season if he kept Leeds in the Championship – something he did with ease – but he was then left in limbo by Cellino who went weeks without contacting the former Rotherham boss.While Evans waited for news, Cellino spoke to MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and made an unsuccessful approach for Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, making it all the more clear that he would not be retaining the incumbent boss at Elland Road.And the club finally put Evans out of his misery on Tuesday, with Cellino saying in a statement on Leeds’ official website: “I would like to thank Steve Evans for his efforts as the head coach of Leeds United.“Steve completed the job he was brought in to carry out – to keep the team in the Championship – and his hard work here has been greatly appreciated. I wish him and (assistant) Paul Raynor the very best for the future.“We have, however, decided that a different approach is required in order to achieve our targets for the new season.“The club is now looking to appoint a new head coach to build on the good work of Steve and Paul and deliver the special season which our supporters deserve.”Cellino has long promised Leeds fans a “special season”, but has instead served up little more than six managers and a string of off-the-field controversies.He is currently the subject of a Football Association charge for an alleged breach of its agent regulations, while he has also served a Football League ban for tax evasion.His ownership has come under heavy criticism from fans, with the ‘Time To Go Massimo’ protest group particularly vociferous. A fortnight ago the Italian said he wanted to sell the club – not for the first time – but he now has a new head coach to appoint.He must do so amid the club’s brave pledge to refund season ticket holders either 25 per cent or 50 per cent of their outlay if Leeds fail to make the play-offs next season. The recent campaign, during which Evans took United to 13th, was their best under Cellino.Evans got the job after Uwe Rosler was sacked in October, his unsuccessful tenure following on from those of Brian McDermott, Dave Hockaday, Darko Milanic and Neil Redfearn.Former Swansea boss Garry Monk heads the betting to replace Evans. 1 Steve Evans is the sixth manager to be sacked in two years last_img read more

WHAT’S ON TODAY IN DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK

first_img WHAT’S ON TODAY IN DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 21st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WHAT’S ON TODAY IN DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK HERITAGE Week in Co Donegal features almost 100 events.Here’s what’s on today, Wednesday, across the county.So get out and enjoy it. last_img

ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM FINN VALLEY 5K RACE 3

first_imgALMOST 400 people took to the streets of the Twin Towns this evening for the third race out of four in the Finn Valley AC spring series.In calm, almost balmy weather, Foyle Valley’s Keith Shiels was first past the post in a fantastic time of 16:11 with the host club’s Gerard Gallagher following nine seconds later. James Speight of FVAC finished third on 16:23.Catherine Lilburn from City of Derry AC was the first woman home in 19:14. Pictured above, the ladies of Inishowen AC after the race.To see where you came click here:FVAC 5K Races 3 Results  ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM FINN VALLEY 5K RACE 3 was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM FINN VALLEY 5K RACE 3last_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW IN FULL

first_imgThe draws for the GAA Donegal Football Championships have been made:Senior Championship Draw:Group A: St. Eunan’s, Malin, Naomh Conaill, CloughaneelyGroup B: Ardara, Four Masters, Sean MacCumhaills, GlenfinGroup C: Gaoth Dobhair, Killybegs, Termon, DungloeGroup D: Bundoran, St. Michael’s, Kilcar, Glenswilly Junior B: Preliminary: N Ultan v R Emmets; St. Eunan’s v Glenswilly. 1st rd: N Columba v Burt; Na Rossa v Glenfin; Muff v N Conaill; Red Hugh’s v St. Eunans/Glenswilly; Urris v Moville; Let Gaels v Milford; Convoy v MacCumhaills; Ardara v N Ultan/R EmmetsJunior A: Preliminary: Convoy v Red Hugh’s; Urris v Burt; Milford v N Ultan; Muff v R Emmets. Q finals: Pettigo v Convoy/Red Hughs; Muff/R Emmets v Milford/N Ultan; Urris/Burt v Let Gaels; Na Rossa v MovilleIntermediate c’ship: Preliminary: N Columba v N Colmcille; Carndonagh v F Gaels; N Muire v Downings; Q finals: Aodh Ruadh v N Muire/Downings; Lifford v St. Naul’s; N Brid v N Columba/N Colmcille; Buncrana v Carn/F GaelsU-21A: cship Preliminary: F Masters v Ardara; 1st round: Malin v F Masters/Ardara; Kilcar v St. Michael; MacCumhaills v Convoy; Bundoran v Glenswilly; N Eoin v N Muire; Dungloe v N Conaill; Gaoth Dobhair v Letterkenny G; St. Eunan’s v Cloughaneely. Craobh IdirmheánachRéamhbhabhtaNaomh Columba v Naomh ColmcilleCarn Domhnach v Gaeil FhánadaNaomh Muire v Na DúnaibhBabhta Ceathrú CeannaisAodh Rua B/S v Naomh Muire/Na DúnaibhNaomh Pádraig Leifear v Naomh NáilleNaomh Bríd v Naomh Columba/Naomh ColmcilleBun Crannacha v Carn Domhnach/Gaeil FhánadaCraobh Shóisear ARéamhbhabhtaConmhaigh v Aodh Rua K/GIorras v BeartBaile na nGallóglach v Naomh UltanNaomh Pádraig(Muff) v Roibeard EimidCluiche Ceathrú CeannaisPaiteagá v Conmhaigh/Aodh Rua K/GNaomh Pádraig(Muff) /Roibeard Eimid v Baile na nGallóglach/ Naomh UltanIorras /Beart v Gaeil Leitir CeanainnNa Rossa v Bun an PhobailCraobh Shóisear BRéamhbhabhtaNaomh Ultan v Roibeard EimidNaomh Adhamhnáin v Gleann SúilíChéad BhabhtaNaomh Columba v BeartNa Rossa v Gleann FhinneNaomh Pádraig (Muff) v Naomh ConaillAodh Rua K/G v Naomh Adhamhnáin / Gleann SúilíIorras v Bun an PhobailGaeil Leitir Ceanainn v Baile na nGallóglachConbhuí v Seán Mac CumhaillArd an Ratha v Naomh Ultan / Roibeard EimidCraobh Faoi 21 ARéamhbhabhtaNa Ceithre Máistirí v Ard an RathaAn Chéad BhabhtaMálainn v Na Ceithre Máistirí /Ard an RathaCill Chartha v Naomh MícheálSeán Mac Cumhaill v ConbhuíNaomh Conaill v Gleann SúilíNaomh Eoin v Naomh MuireAn Clochán Liath v Naomh ConaillGaoth Dobhair v Gaeil Leitir CeanainnNaomh Adhamhnáin v Cloich Cheann FhaolaCraobh Faoi 21 BRéamhbhabhtaGaeil Fhánada v Na DúnaibhChéad BhabhtaCarn Domhnach v Aodh Rua B/SAn Tearmann v Naomh ColmcilleAodh Rua K/G v Naomh NáilleBun an Phobail v Naomh ColumbaBun Crannacha v Naomh Pádraig (Leifear)Naomh Bríd v BeartIorras v Roibeard EimidGleann Fhinne v Gaeil Fhánada /Na Dúnaibh GAA: DONEGAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW IN FULL was last modified: February 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Noah’s Ark Search Planned

first_imgMSNBC and Fox News report that a search is being planned July 15 to inspect an object that, seen from a satellite, bears some resemblance to remains of Noah’s ark high up the slopes of Mt. Ararat.  The expedition, led by Daniel McGivern, wants to get a closer look and take photographs.  National Geographic took note of the news, adding that the satellite image was taken by Digital Globe, a commercial satellite imaging company.  Although McGivern is 98% certain it is the Ark of Noah, and claims he can even identify wooden beams in the images, another veteran Ark explorer, Rex Geissler, is skeptical.The object is too indistinct to draw any conclusions.  Tantalizing as these images are when they appear from time to time, we should always take a default position that they are not Ark-eological till proven otherwise.  Embarrassing retractions have been made before by overzealous explorers; a different box-shaped object in the 1990s looked very different up close.  It is certainly worth checking out claims like this, but it is also highly unlikely a wood ship would survive thousands of years of weathering and landslides even under the best of conditions.  Only extraordinary evidence will be able to substantiate the extraordinary claim.  Better to understate the potential than have to backtrack later.    Yet a long string of alleged sightings keeps the explorers motivated.  There are many reasons why the search is extremely difficult.  The ice pack only melts for short periods in dry years, the mountain is extremely difficult to climb, and it has long been in a dangerous political zone near the Turkish-Russian-Iranian border.  Armed gunmen roaming the slopes add to the hazard, and many otherwise hopeful searches in past years have waited in vain for permits from capricious local officials, only to be denied at the last minute.  Best wishes to the explorers, but till they bring back unquestionable evidence that would convince skeptics, definitive proof Noah’s Ark has survived on Mt. Ararat is, so far, lacking.  Whether the Ark existed and the Flood occurred are separate inquiries that, while they would be enhanced by this evidence, do not require it.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Boeing rolls out latest 787 model

first_imgThe Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, has made its debut at Boeing South Carolina.Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO.“In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process.”The 787-10, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks.“This airplane, the most efficient in its class, is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our Boeing teammates, suppliers and community partners in South Carolina and across the globe,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO.“We know our customers, including launch customer Singapore Airlines, are going to love what the 787-10 will do for their fleets, and we can’t wait to see them fly it.”Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The 787 has secure 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.The 787-10, the longest model of the Dreamliner family, will grow the nonstop routes opened by the 787-8 and 787-9 with unprecedented efficiency.As an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will deliver the 787 family’s passenger experience and long range with up to 10 percent better fuel use and emissions than the competition Boeing claims.Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 140 million people on 530 routes around the world, saving an estimated 13 billion pounds of fuel.last_img read more

Off the Shelf: Conversations with Authors of Children’s Books

first_img(Screen Shot from www.devinscillian.com)The Family Development Early Intervention team is always on the look-out for quality children’s books that help address some of the unique needs of military children.The following is an interview with Devin Scillian, author of many children’s books, including H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet.  A man of many talents, Mr. Scillian is also a journalist, broadcaster, actor, musician, and songwriter.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What, if any, experiences do you and/or your book’s illustrator have with the military?The military life was the only one I knew until I went to college. My father was a career Army officer so my childhood was spent moving all over the country and around the world, usually living on U.S. Army posts and installations. The illustrator, Victor, is the father of a United States Marine.What made you decide to write this book? Was there some incident or experience with the military that inspired you?I had written a few alphabet books for my publisher and they asked me if I had thought about writing one about the military. I mulled it over a little but then realized that I had not really seen too many books about military families, like the one in which I grew up. I thought that it would have been pretty nice if there had been just such a book back when I was young and my father was deployed to Vietnam. It was a real labor of love.What message(s) do you hope that children and families receive as a result of reading your book?I think the biggest idea I was trying to share was something my mother had very effectively instilled in my brother and me: As long as my father was serving his country that we, as a military family, were too. The sacrifices we made as a family were a kind of service to our nation. I think that was a powerful idea to me, one that I hope today’s military families understand and appreciate.Have you received any feedback from military families after they read your book, and if so, what have they said?Yes, I have received quite a lot of feedback. It has been wonderful. I have heard the very feedback that I hoped the book would inspire. I have heard from many families who found great joy in seeing their lives understood and explained in a book. I think the word “Honor” in the title has resonated with parents who identify powerfully with that same thought my mom instilled in us. It has been profoundly touching for me.Do you have plans to write another book that focuses on the military? If so, what is the focus of that book and when might we expect to see it?I have been kicking around several ideas, but I am still waiting for a story to take shape in my head.Are there any other books for military children that you would suggest for young children?Fortunately, there are many more books out there than there used to be. One that I think is particularly sweet is Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut and Vicki Wehrman which is a lovely look at staying connected with a parent who is far away.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

Pregnant woman gang-raped in Gurugram

first_imgA 21-year-old pregnant woman has been allegedly gang-raped by an auto-rickshaw driver and his two accomplices in Manesar.The woman, who is over two months pregnant, told the police that she was on her way home in auto-rickshaw on May 21 afternoon when three men in the vehicle force-fed her sedative drug and gang-raped her. A native of Uttar Pradesh, the woman works as a labourer in a company in Manesar. In her complaint to the police, the woman said that the company’s staff took her to a hospital in Manesar Sector 3 on May 21 around 2.30 p.m. after she felt giddy at work. Her husband was also informed. She then decided to go home. He husband, after asking her to take an auto, left on bicycle. “There were already five-six persons in the auto-rickshaw, but three of them got down after travelling some distance. Now only the auto-rickshaw driver and two more persons were left. After travelling some distance the driver lowered the curtains of the auto-rickshaw and the duo sitting beside me force-fed me some drug. When I regained consciousness, I found myself at an isolated place and my clothes were not in order. I felt severe pain as well,” said the woman, in her complaint.She then informed her husband with the help of passers-by and he took her home. Her husband took her to a hospital on May 23 after the bleeding did not stop. She was then referred to a hospital in Islampur. The hospital authorities also informed the police and a case was registered on Friday.The police said the matter was under investigation.last_img read more