Condition of ECD man in ICU improves

first_imgDisorderly behaviour arrestThe East Coast Demerara (ECD) man admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital, three days after he was arrested by Police has shown some improvement in his health.This was confirmed by 39-year-old Kalicharran Sawak’s sister, Shavani, on Friday, who stated that his internal bleeding has reduced, but he was still unresponsive.“We have seen some improvement … his bleeding stop a little, but he is still not responding to us,” the woman told Guyana Times.Sawak, who resides at Lot Three La Bonne Intention (LBI), was taken into Police custody on Thursday last (January 17) after misbehaving with family members and breaking windows at his mother’s house. He was taken to the Beterverwagting Police Station and then transferred to the Sparendaam Police Station later that day.His sister had related that her brother was scheduled to make a court appearance on Tuesday, but was a no-show when the case was called. It was then that the family was informed that he was taken to the hospital.The woman, along with her mother, Ramdai Sawak, is contending that the 39-year-old man was arrested in perfect health and he was mentally stable. As such, questions were raised as to what exactly transpired at the Police Station following his arrest.The man’s sister explained that when a visit was made to the medical facility on Tuesday, her brother was unresponsive and suffering from internal bleeding.Police had informed her that the man was creating noise, thus resulting in him being placed in a cell alone where he injured himself.The family has since retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall. He has since expressed that the Police Complaints Authority would be briefed on this issue and also called on the Police to conduct an independent probe into the situation.last_img read more

More than 3,000 surgeries cancelled by Letterkenny Hospital since 2014

first_imgA total of 3,300 In-Patient and Day Case surgical procedures have been cancelled by authorities at Letterkenny University Hospital since 2014.Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has condemned the HSE figures.Describing the numbers as ‘totally unacceptable’, the Donegal T.D. is now calling on the Minister for Health to outline what steps will be taken to reduce the problem of hospital cancellations and to ensure that patients here are not being denied access to treatments. He fumed “Prior to the Dáil Summer recess I raised the issue of surgical procedure cancellations with the Minister for Health and I challenged him to provide information on the number of surgeries which have been forced to be cancelled over the last few years.“I’ve now received those statistics from the HSE and the figures do not make for pleasant reading.“They reveal that between 2014 and August this year, there have been 425 In-Patient admissions cancelled by Letterkenny hospital while – during the same period – management at the hospital have had to cancel a further 2,875 Day-Patient surgeries.“This means that over the past five and half years, the hospital has cancelled a total of 3,300 surgical procedures for its patients – that is totally unacceptable and wrong.” The Donegal politician said he understood operations may have to be cancelled for any number of reasons however these figures highlight the sensitivity of the system.He added “Insufficient capacity, hospital outbreaks, staffing shortages, etc., all impact on surgery scheduling and if one link in the chain is missing then the whole system effectively collapses.“Worryingly however is that behind every one of those stats is an individual: a patient who is in need of care yet is being denied access to timely treatment.“Similarly, the hospital continues to experience significant challenges with delayed discharges, something which is being exacerbated by the ongoing shortage of Home Help hours.“As a result, patients who have been deemed to be medically fit to be discharged from the hospital have nowhere to go and must remain in the acute setting while they wait on home care supports to be made available.” All of these different factors are having a negative impact on the space available for elective procedures and this is why we are seeing such a huge number of operations being cancelled or rescheduled by the hospital, he added.“Evidently through not having properly resourced health services such as In-Home Support packages, as well as overseeing a recruitment embargo across the health system, the Government and the Minister have created this situation.“Regrettably, patients are suffering as a result of Government inaction and ineptitude and moreover they are being denied access to timely care.“As the Dáil is set to resume in the coming weeks, I intend to ask Minister Harris what measures he now plans to take to address these challenges facing the hospital and to seriously tackle the problem of patients having surgical procedures cruelly cancelled through no fault of their own.” More than 3,000 surgeries cancelled by Letterkenny Hospital since 2014 was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:cancelleddonegalhospitalOperationsPearse Dohertysurgerieslast_img read more

Latest: Liverpool 0 Chelsea 0 – Begovic keeps Reds at bay

first_imgLiverpool made the early running at Anfield with Blues keeper Asmir Begovic called into a couple of early saves.Begovic, brought into the side after Thibaut Courtois fell ill, dived to his right to beat away Adam Lallana’s shot on the edge of the box, before gathering a weaker effort from Phillipe Coutinho.At the other end, Bertrand Traore got away from Kolo Toure inside the penalty area but couldn’t find the power in his shot to trouble Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet.Roberto Firmino stabbed into the side netting under pressure from Nemanja Matic, while Daniel Sturridge, against his former club blazed over.Eden Hazard came to life with a fierce shot from the edge of the box but Mignolet was equal to it.Traore started up front in place of Diego Costa, who has a hamstring injury, while a defensive reshuffle was necessary with Branislav Ivanovic (groin) and skipper John Terry (suspended) both ruled out.John Mikel Obi again started at centre-back, having played there in the win over Bournemouth, while Baba Rahman and Pedro also came into the team.Meanwhile, academy products Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Kasey Palmer are among the Chelsea substitutes.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge.Subs: Bogdan, Skrtel, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Ojo, Benteke.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Mikel, Cahill, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Traore.Subs: Amelia, Tomori, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Palmer, Pato, Abraham.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Play your part in saving energy

first_img49m, South Africa’s biggest energy saving movement, has called on all South Africans to save energy this winter. “The purpose of this outdoor campaign is to remind all South Africans to do their bit to save electricity during the hardest months of the year where demand increases drastically as research has shown that for every degree the temperature drops, electricity demand increases by up to 700MW during the evenings,” said Kheepe Moremi, 49M’s ambassador. The commercial opens with a black screen, with small white copy and audio telling the viewer that every little bit of saving helps. The radio commercial also calls on listeners to start saving the little they can, as it will help ease the pressure on the national grid. The campaign now has new television and radio commercial adverts that not only emphasise the importance of saving electricity but also shows consumers that 49M is really putting its money where its mouth is. South Africans heeded the call and saved a whopping 402MW, enough electricity to power the city of Mangaung (Bloemfontein) for a day. The campaign, which is fast becoming a trendsetter by challenging citizens to live energy efficient lives, has been well received through a nationwide creative campaign reminding all of the power they have to make a difference. 23 May 2012 The campaign can also be seen on billboards in metropolitan areas and townships across the country. These adverts are aimed at motorists and commuters in transit. Black 49M branded taxis will also hit the streets soon – an initiative that will take the 49M brand to new heights. A lot has been done since the campaign was launched just over a year ago. Recently, the movement called on all South Africans to participate in Earth Hour on March 31 by switching off all unused electricity appliances. Source: BuaNews The television commercial literally saves power by only using a black screen and uses audio to communicate the message to save energy. To date, the campaign has reached more than 40 000 South Africans in one-on-one conversations and over 7-million people through the above-the-line campaign.last_img read more

Lighthizer confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week, the U.S. Senate, on a vote of 82-14, confirmed Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).Lighthizer will begin work on a variety of pressing trade policy issues, including the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), expanding market access channels in Asia, and preventing the loss of common food names.“We welcome Mr. Lighthizer’ s confirmation because of his grasp of global trade rules and understanding of the importance of balanced trade agreements to the U.S. dairy sector,” said Jim Mulhern, National Milk Producers Federation president and CEO. “We will continue to urge USTR to focus on protecting Mexico, our No. 1 market, insist that Canada revoke its detrimental new milk pricing policy, and pursue additional export opportunities around the world.”During his confirmation process, Lighthizer said “ensuring that our trading partners meet international trade obligations, especially those of the World Trade Organization, is a core foundation for fairer and freer trade.”“We wholeheartedly agree,” said Jason Scott, U.S. Wheat Associates chairman. “A good example is the U.S. dispute case against China’s excessive domestic wheat subsidies that violate its WTO membership agreement. The case recognizes that China’s policy restrains wheat trade and costs farmers in exporting countries billions of dollars every year. It is the kind of enforcement that we think must and will continue under Ambassador Lighthizer.”With the full support of Lighthizer, his negotiating team and the new interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity led by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, many in agriculture believe the U.S. can overcome trade distorting policies and other barriers to help American farmers compete fairly for the increasing global demand for high quality agricultural products.last_img read more

Grazing to be showcased at Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A new demonstration area has been created at the Gwynne Conservation Area for Farm Science Review that exhibits forage species adapted for grazing all year long.This summer a 1.1-acre plot that had been planted previously in warm season bunch grasses was converted into a series of different forage varieties designed to help teach management intensive grazing principles so that producers can get closer to a year round grazing program. The acreage was divided into four roughly quarter acre plots and planted with four different forage types including warm season annuals, warm season perennials, cool season perennials, and overwintered stockpiled forage.Throughout the Review, speakers from OSU Extension and NRCS will present on different forage topics while at the demonstration plots. A pasture walk component is included so that producers can get a closer view of the rotations as well as have a chance to ask questions about how they can incorporate these forages and techniques into their grazing and hay making systems.For questions about the Year Around Grazing project, contact Tim McDermott, OSU Extension Educator, Hocking County at read more

Dan Uetrecht, Nov. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished up last Thursday, Nov. 8 with the double-crops and put the combine away for the year. There are still quite a few beans out around here. It has been a struggle to get the crops in. To finish up on the double-crops we were running them at 16% or 17%. We put them in a corn bin with Stir-Ator. I’m glad we have done that because they are calling for more rain and snow.I know two people who have over 1,000 acres of beans yet to go. Sometimes you have to just get out and do it. They ran well, they were just wet. We just have to keep them in condition and dry them down.Since we finished up the first crop the only thing we have been able to do in the field was to finish up the double-crops. It has been too wet. The way the ground is right now, guys may still be running but it won’t be pretty.We ran some stuff early and got some cover crops in. We had some really warm weather and this year the cover crops really benefitted. I think it is too wet and cold now and I think the time for planting cover crops is over.The wheat looks really good. Last year we kind of mudded it in and it never got a good start. It didn’t yield very well. This year we got a good start and it came up fast and is looking healthy.We had some forward contracts that will be pretty good. I think there will be opportunities in corn. I’ve already started selling $4 Dec new crop for next year. I think we have got to take advantage of that. There may be some bullish news for the corn. I have lowered my price that I’ll start selling at for beans. They are going to be tough. The last couple of years have been heavy beans and I think we’ll be heavy on corn next year if we have any kind of good planting weather in the spring.It has been a good year, but we had some trying moments, some tough things and we learned a lot.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Compliance Services Associate at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Sales Executive at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Relief Route Driver at Coca-Cola CompanyFull-Time Supplier Business Manager at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time Community Associate (Contract To Hire) at Analog DevicesFull-Time General Warehouse Worker at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Counter Sales Representative at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Case Coordinator at CLASS, Inc.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Teacher constable among 6 killed in separate road crashes

first_imgMap of DhakaAt least six people were killed and several others injured in three separate road accidents in Dhaka city, Kushtia and Narshingdi districts on Tuesday morning.An on-duty police constable was killed in a road accident near Gabtali bus terminal in the capital around 7:00am.The deceased is Abdul Mazid, 35, a resident of Naogaon district.Witnesses said Abdul Mazid died around 9:00am while undergoing treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s emergency unit.Traffic police sergeant Monir Hossain said on-duty Mazid was injured as a truck hit him in Gabtali area.His body is kept in DMCH morgue.Map of NarsingdiIn Narsingdi, according to news agency UNB, a primary school teacher and a young man were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Narsingdi-Raipura road in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.The deceased are Fatema Tuz Johora, 24, a teacher of Panchchabati Primary School and a resident of Puranpara area in district town and Bashir Miah, 26, of the area.The accident took place around 8:30am when a Raipura-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided head-on with a truck from opposite direction, leaving Fatema dead on the spot and four others critically injured, said Md Muzaffar Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.Locals rescued the injured and sent them to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital from where Bashir was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition was deteriorating.Bashir succumbed to his injuries on way to DMCH, the OC added.Map of KushtiaIn Kushtia, three people were killed and several others were injured as bus knocked down a battery-run auto-vehicle (locally known easy-bike) in Sadar upazila of the district around 9:45am.Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.Police and witnesses said a bus of SB Paribahan hit the battery-run vehicle after one of its tyres exploded, leaving three people dead on the spot.The injured were admitted to Kushtia General Hospital, the witnesses added.Islamic University police station officer-in-charge Ratan Sheikh said identities of the deceased could not be known as yet.last_img read more

Richard Wright HighSchoolers Get Early Break in Media Industry

first_imgRichard Wright Public Charter School’s 2014 Black Tie Gala.Being a young, aspiring journalist in the nation’s capital can be truly rewarding. Perhaps, no other group of teenagers in the city knows this as much as students at the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts.After an impromptu meeting on Capitol Hill with civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a small group of Wright students created the short film, Bridging the Legacy  – Congressman John Lewis: A Hero for Every Generation, which will be viewed June 13 at the Richard Wright Black Tie Gala Film Festival 2015 at the Warner Theatre.Founded in 2011, Wright is the only non-selective high school in the city that affords students unique opportunities to explore media and hone their craft in print and broadcast journalism. Students participate in forums and conferences surrounding issues of civil rights, economic growth, environmental sustainability, technology development and global affairs. Their educational experiences venture from the White House to behind the scenes of local newsrooms. Their work is also published in local newspapers and online platforms.Inside the walls of the southeast school, largely attended by youth who reside in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, is where the magic happens.“I really appreciate the family atmosphere we have here. It’s very close knit,” says Stokely Lewis, who worked on the congressman’s documentary. “I can talk to the staff, I’m close with my peers, and it’s something that I have really gotten used to.”Stokely is a member of the ambassador’s club, the school’s premier leadership organization, which cultivates peer-to-peer accountability and mentorship as well as leadership skills as students make decisions that affect the entire student body.Student ambassador Kennard Jones and guest at 2014 gala.“We believe in empowering our students to become solid thinkers and leaders for themselves because clearly we know that they’re not going to be with us for a very long time,” says Dr. Marco Clark, the school’s founder and CEO.In an effort to address reading, writing, and speech deficiencies among urban youth, Clark envisioned the school invoking the spirit of an acclaimed 20th century writer.“Richard Wright represents the majority of the population that we serve – some of our kids have some challenges just as Richard Wright,” says Clark. “Richard Wright was able to express himself in a written format as well as an orator standpoint and I think that really coupled what we needed to have in our school. Plus, we wanted our kids to understand that you can stand for things that are very important especially if they’re going to make a positive change.”When Shaka Williams entered Wright as a freshman, he was unsure of all that mass media entails. Eventually, he took to camera production, then became a founding anchor of the school’s news desk. As a former athlete who took a break to focus on his studies during his senior year, Williams enjoys keeping up with sports through reporting.“We may not have the best teams in the area, but I do promote them and I give them the absolute respect for what they do on the field and what they do in the classroom,” he says.As a member of the school’s first graduating class of 60 students, Williams will attend the University of the District of Columbia for mass communications and English, with a stronger sense of what it takes to become a nationally recognized sports anchor.“A lot of kids come [to the school] with an [interest] in being a journalist, interviewer, or filmmaker and being here opens up their minds of what they want to do,” he says. “And they’re set afterwards.”last_img read more