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Newly appointed LHC nurses allegedly

first_imgCouncillor within the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC), Gordon Callender, is urging that attention be paid to the plight of recently appointed nurses to the Linden Hospital Complex, whom, he noted, have recently complained of several issues affecting them. According to Callender, the nurses, who commenced work in January following extensive training, would have collected appointment letters as registered nurses but have complained of still being paid monthly stipends, instead of salaries.“This is August; eight months and they have not received one paycheque… and the ladies rowing, saying how they ain’t got nobody to represent them… so those are matters that we need to look into from the Ministry of Labour or whoever has the power maybe to find out…,” Callender stated. At the time he was addressing members of the RDC at a monthly statutory meeting.According to Callender, further complaints by the affected nurses also indicate that deductions are also made from their stipends. He is calling on members of the hospital board and relevant ministries to look into the issue.last_img read more

Bridge for Peace wraps up medical mission at Linden Hospital

first_imgThe Bridge for Peace: RaphaEl Medical Mission team has wrapped up yet another successful medical mission at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The team commenced services on April 7 and ended on April 14, with the aim of providing specialty surgical services, including Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and gynaecology during the one-week trip. The team included three surgeons, an anaesthesiologist, two nurse anaesthetists, an internist, and approximately five nurses (operating room, recovery and clinic).Dr Kevin Braat, an ENT surgeon from South Hampton, New York, returned to the Hospital for his third visit to the Region in the past two years with the team. According to information from the medical team, Dr Braat conducted daily clinics at the medical institution where he performed a variety of surgical procedures at the LHC Theatre on both children and adults.The team has reported that hearing loss was the most common condition which Dr Braat encountered during the week, with some patients being assisted by simple ear cleaning while many others were found to be in need of the additional assistance of hearing aids.The Public Health Ministry recently partnered with Starkey Hearing Aid company to provide hearing aids in Guyana free of charge. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of this service by making an appointment with the LHC Audiology Department for testing and more information. According to Denroy Tudor, Coordinator at the International Desk at the Public Health Ministry, the Ministry is elated to have partnered once again with the Bridge for Peace: RaphaEl Medical Mission.“This Government has recognised the importance of the continuance of such initiatives for they assist in relieving some of the health ailments facing our Guyanese people…Their medical professionals have expertise within internal medicine; obstetrics/gynaecology (OB/GYN); pre-op and post-op services and ENT specialists,” he noted.Bridge for Peace: RaphaEl Medical Mission completed its first surgical mission trip at the LHC in October 2016.The team comprised four physicians and four nurses, specialising in the areas of Anaesthesia, ENT, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYN. The project received approval and licensing from the Health Ministry.last_img read more

Morrison competes in final event before Olympics

first_imgERFURT, GERMANY – Canadian Speedskaters competed in the Fifth Stage of the ISU World Cup in Germany over the weekend.The final event before the upcoming Olympics saw Denny Morrison compete in the 1,000- 1,500- and 5,000-metre events. In the 1,500 metre race on Friday Morrison posted a time of 1:47:94 and crossed the finish line in 14th place. On Saturday he placed 9th in the 5,000-metre event with a time of 6:32:10. In the 1,000 metre event on Sunday he had a time of 1:10:43 good enough for 11th overall.“I’m kind of disappointed with my 1500m today [Saturday]. I think I have more in the tank than that,” said Morrison. “I look at this 1500m as what I can expect if I go into a race unprepared, versus what level of optimal preparation I will need – and will have – at the Olympics. I will definitely do better then. But this week’s goal is also to qualify spots for Canada at the World Allround Championships. It’s sort of a weird goal to have when you’re really focused on the Olympics this year, but I will be ready for the Games!”- Advertisement -Morrison will be competing in his fourth Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in the 1,500 metre and team pursuit events. The Winter Games get underway on February 9th.last_img read more

Boeing satellites `on track’ for launch

first_imgLast year, the Air Force said it would dock Boeing $21.4 million in performance-based fees for cost overruns and delays on the GPS satellite contracts. The program ran at least $266 million over budget and had three years of delays, the Air Force said. In August, Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corp. said they were rivals for the first phase of a military contract worth up to $2billion to build an even newer generation of GPS satellites known as block III. With these new satellites, the Air Force plans to replace 24 of 32 satellites in orbit. That contract’s first phase includes eight satellites to be delivered by 2013. The deal will be awarded by year’s end. The rate of technological advances in satellites is akin to that of personal computers, defense analyst Paul Nisbet said. And this process of constantly upgrading the GPS constellation is likely to continue far into the future, he said. “It certainly hasn’t shown any sign of abating any more than (advancements for) our computers have or TVs or what have you,” said Nisbet, of JSA Research Inc. in Newport, R.I. For the first IIF satellite, Boeing’s technicians are preparing it for critical environmental tests to gauge its durability for launch and orbit. Technicians are attaching the satellite’s solar panels to include them in the tests. Each IIF satellite will complete acoustic stress tests using high-powered speakers to determine whether the spacecraft can tolerate the high sound pressure levels during launches; mechanical tests similar to a separation test to make sure it disconnects cleanly from the launch vehicle; tests of the satellite’s deployable mechanisms such as the solar wings and the antenna; and thermal vacuum testing that exposes the satellite to a vacuum and extreme temperatures found in space. muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER Boeing Co. has completed assembly of the first in a new version of global positioning satellites, the firm said Wednesday. It is the first of 12 so-called block IIF satellites that Boeing will build at the company’s Satellite Development Center in El Segundo. The satellites are meant for both military and civilian navigation. The 3,758-pound satellites, commissioned by the Air Force, will provide new and improved capabilities to the U.S. government’s GPS constellation including full onboard encrypted military code, greater signal power and a longer design life, Boeing said. In addition, the satellite’s payload will include new hardware that improves signals for civil aviation. Boeing has won contracts that total about $2.5 billion to build these 12 IIF satellites and the ground stations that control the platform. Boeing’s completion of the first satellite’s assembly, which included integration of all flight hardware, puts the company “firmly on track” to deliver the satellite for its launch next year, said Howard Chambers, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, in a statement. last_img read more

Chelsea move ahead of Arsenal as favourites to sign £25m World Cup star

first_img REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News LATEST targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea have emerged as the new frontrunners to sign Russian World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin.The CSKA Moscow midfielder has been one of the most impressive performers in the tournament this summer, helping the host nation into the knockout stages with some influential displays. 1 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK He has been heavily linked with Arsenal, while Barcelona have also been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old.But, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are in pole position to complete a deal for Golovin having entered talks with his representatives.The Blues are yet to make a signing this summer amid the uncertainty surrounding their managerial situation.Antonio Conte remains in charge of the club but Maurizio Sarri is widely expected to replace him this summer after leaving Napoli.And Sarri is said to have given Chelsea the go-ahead to complete a deal for Golovin, who is rated at £25million by CSKA Moscow.Chelsea are also reported to be chasing another highly-rated young midfielder, Borussia Dortmund’s US international Christian Pulisic. Aleksandr Golovin has impressed for Russia at the World Cup three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

Prep girls tennis preview

first_img South Hills has a new coach and only two seniors returning from last season’s third-place team. Shaina Yang and Mika Matsumoto appear solid, and the Huskies always seem to find a way to make the playoffs. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE Wilson was 18-0 in the regular season last year before dropping a second-round playoff match and is an overwhelming choice to repeat in 2005. The Wildcats appear to be much stronger this fall with four returning doubles players. Seniors Sarori Hanamure and Synthia Okihara will battle fellow co-captains Rachel Tsao and Amanda Yang for the No. 1 spot. The Wildcats will have three sophomores playing singles — returners Marsha Owen and Sylvia Tang and transfer Janette Tang (no relation). Janette Tang moved into the district over the summer and will move into the starting line-up as soon as CIF-SS paper work is completed. Bonita will be solid again and the likely No. 2 team. The Bearcats will be led by returning seniors Allyson Shores and Jenna Myers. Shores will be the top singles player for the Bearcats and Myers will be part of the No. 1 doubles team. MONTVIEW LEAGUE Gladstone has won seven consecutive league titles, but 2005 will be a rebuilding year for the Gladiators. They return only four players from last season. “Sierra Vista has the top two singles players,” Gladiators coach Rick Brodbeck said. “That will give them a pretty big start. I think our doubles teams can keep us in any match, but we just aren’t as strong as last year.” Senior Gabriela Oleta is the only returning singles player and will play No. 1 for the Gladiators. The Gladiators swept the top three places in doubles at the league individual championships last season, but only the No. 3 team returns intact. Seniors Vanessa Ortiz and Anel Rivera will move up as the top doubles team. Junior Stephanie Perez was part of the league championship doubles team but has a new partner, junior Jessica Cabrera, who moves up from the junior varsity. Brodbeck feels this team could challenge for the No. 1 spot before the end of the season. Sierra Vista looks like it could finally dethrone the Gladiators. The Dons return their top two singles players — senior and defending league champion Vanessa Acosta and junior Denise Garcia. Junior doubles specialist Sprinna Tran also returns to give the Dons a solid core to build upon. The third playoff spot from the league appears to be wide open, with La Puente and Azusa looking like the strongest of the rest. Junior Captain Margarita Ramos will lead La Puente and could be one of the top players in the league if she can find more consistency. “We don’t have any seniors,” Warriors coach Mike Lorenz said. “We will have four juniors and six sophomores, but they don’t have much experience.” SIERRA LEAGUE Diamond Bar looks poised to repeat as league champion with St. Lucy’s and Ayala having the best chance to unseat the Brahmas. Chino Hills lost five players from 2004 and will again have to play all of its matches on the road. New courts are under construction and the tennis team will also face a rebuilding year. Senior Jeanne Pahati and sophomore Aubrey Greenler will be the Huskies’ top two singles players. They return the No. 1 doubles team of senior Joycelyn Mason and Amanda Bremser, and this pair could provide some upsets. Glendora will be led by three senior co-captains — Jenna Hama, Jaywon Park and Chantel Pevey. “These are just great kids,” Tartans coach Kelly Reed said. “The three musketeers are the guttiest players around.” St. Lucy’s returns three members of last year’s team and coach Juanita Bunkers faces her biggest challenge in years in an effort to keep the Regents at the top of this tough league. Senior Trisha Kinsman was a member of 2004’s No. 1 doubles team and might find herself paired with an incoming freshman. Junior Erica de la Merced returns and will also be looking for a new partner. Junior Theresa Nafis was the Regents’ No. 3 singles player and probably will move to the top spot in 2005. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Defending champion Northview graduated most of its standouts from 2004 and the league title looks like it is up for grabs with four or five teams capable of climbing to the top. The Vikings return sophomore Natasha Evans, who showed signs of brilliance as a freshman but also showed the inconsistency that comes with being young. Evans finished third at the league individual championships last year and is one of the preseason favorites to move to the top in 2005. Senior Tiffany Leung played doubles last year for the Vikings, a team that had three strong singles players. “Tiffany could end up as our No. 1 singles,” Vikings coach Connie Barnett said. “We’ll just see who is most comfortable at that position.” Covina returns two doubles teams and a pair of singles players who could help the Colts improve on their second-place tie in 2004. Senior Meg Tiango and junior Jackie Nguyen are the returning singles players and will be joined by a promising freshman in Benja Pokpongkiat to give the Colts a solid trio. Senior Wendy Ojeda and junior Melissa Salas formed the number No. 1 doubles team last year and should be one of the preseason favorites to win the league’s individual doubles title. Senior Grace Liao and junior Kim Sarcos were the No. 3 double team last year and will move up a spot this fall. Senior Becky Perelle also returns and coach Mike Dole will experiment to see who teams with her on the No. 3 doubles unit. — John Honell 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Coach Tony Goossens also has high hopes for some incoming freshmen who will try to keep the Mustangs atop the league standings. Rowland was the runner-up in 2004 but its No. 1 singles player transferred. The Raiders will rely on its doubles teams until singles can be sorted out. Junior Grace Hoang looks like she will be one of the Raiders’ top two singles players. Co-captains Stephanie Yu and Joanne Lee, both seniors, will be make up the No. 1 doubles team, with seniors Sophia Tai and Patricia Lou playing at No. 2. “This team reminds me of my first team,” Raiders coach Mason Sabbagh said. “This is the hardest-working team I’ve ever had. I’m just proud of their dedication and effort.” The Mustangs return 2004 Tribune Player of the Year, senior Crystal Kim, at No. 1 singles. She is considered the top player in the league. The Mustangs also return their top doubles team, senior Jaclyn Lim and junior Patty Durongwong. Junior Megan Corpus will be the No. 2 singles player. center_img Walnut seeking to make another run at a Division IV title Walnut High School reached the CIF-Southern Section Division IV girls tennis finals last year and has the potential to return this fall. last_img read more

Draymond Green says Damian Lillard’s game winner isn’t a bad shot

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – If he wasn’t already busy locking down his opponents with intensity and trash talk, Draymond Green would also have a calling for another high profile job. He would be one interesting and honest NBA analyst perfect for the sports talk show circuit.The first topic: Green’s reaction on Oklahoma City forward Paul George saying that Portland guard and …last_img

Rural business and energy grant sessions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA, Rural Development will be holding three free Rural Business Development Grant and Rural Energy for America Program information sessions and application workshops in Reynoldsburg, Nelsonville, and Findlay. The first hour will be for anyone interested in RBDG and the second hour will be on REAP.  You are invited to come and learn about the programs, receive information on the application processes, and ask questions.  Both programs have an upcoming deadline of May 2, 2016.Eligible entities for REAP are rural, small, for-profit businesses and agricultural producers — urban or rural.  Eligible entities for RBDG are rural public entities such as towns, non-profit corporations and institutions of higher learning.  To learn more about these programs please see the fact sheets that are attached or go to our website at: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/business-programs.WHEN:                     March 1st from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG                                    March 1st from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE:                  Ohio Department of Agriculture8995 E Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Seminar Room WHEN:                     March 15th from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG                                    March 15th from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE:                  Wayne National Forest Headquarters                                    13700 US Hwy 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764Conference Room                                   WHEN:                     March 17th from 9:30 – 10:30 RBDG                                    March 17th from 10:45 – 11:45 REAPWHERE:                  USDA, Rural Development                                    7868 County Road 140, Findlay, Ohio 45840Conference RoomAll are welcome.  Reservations are not required.If you have any questions or would like additional information, for REAP please call Christie Hooks at (614) 255-2397 or email at Christie.Hooks@oh.usda.gov; for RBDG please call Cindy Musshel at (614) 255-2427 or email at Cindy.Musshel@oh.usda.gov.last_img read more

So God made a grain cart driver

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few years ago, a Super Bowl commercial put the American farmer at the forefront of many conversations the following morning as Ram Trucks put Paul Harvey’s reading of “So God Made a Farmer” with a montage of pictures of farmers doing what they do everyday.But, even with the farmer getting this much deserved recognition, there is still one group of workers on the farm that need some thanks and praise this time of year. This post is for them.So God made a grain cart driverOn the 8th day, God looked at his paradise and thought…“I need a man that can be responsible for the mistakes that everyone makes. I need a man that is expected to read minds and a man that is to be everywhere he is expected twice as fast as possible.”So God made a grain cart driver.God said…“This man will have to be patient, for he will get his butt chewed like he’s a dog, for simply not being able to see because of the glare of the Sun. This man is expected to have the same view of the cart as the combine driver does, even though he is inside the tractor in front of that cart. He needs to be a man that can make a miracle of a 1000 bushel per minute auger unload at double that and be expected to knock his teeth out driving back in the field to the combine at nearly road speed.”So God made a grain cart driver.God said…“This man will be solely responsible for not spilling grain, but also smart enough to run over skips in the field so it looks clean. I need this man to be able to understand hand gestures that change every day. I need this man to hold his tongue when he’s told it’s all his fault and be willing to grease the combine every day.”So God made a grain cart driver.last_img read more

Skype: Coming to a Couch Near You

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melansoncenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Starting this spring, you won’t need to gather the whole family around a 15-inch laptop screen to talk with cousin Joe on the other side of the country. As a matter of fact, you won’t even need to get up off the sofa after the evening news, because Skype is coming to the big screen – the big TV screen, that is.Skype announced today that they have been working with LG and Panasonic to embed Skype in Internet-connected widescreen HDTVs. Skype claims it is listening to its customers who (gasp!) want to get away from their computers once in a while.“We know that Skype users are increasingly interested in conducting video calls away from their computers,” said Skype CEO Josh Silverman in a press release. “With Skype, consumers […] will now be able to participate in rich, real-time video conversations from the comfort of their couch.”According to Skype, up to 5 million Skype-enabled TVs will be delivered during 2010, but the TV alone will not do it. In addition to a high-speed connection, users will need to purchase a specially designed web cam, which Skype spokesperson Jennifer Caukin told us would run about $150. Caukin said the web cam is designed to pick up audio from a greater distance, so Skype TV users will be able to remain seated instead of huddling around a microphone. It will also provide high-definition video capabilities.Skype will be embedded on LG’s NetCast series and Panasonic’s VIERA CAST series of HDTVs. Tags:#news#web last_img read more