Health outreach hosted as Guyana observes Diabetes Month

first_imgAs Guyana joins the world in observing November as International Diabetes Month, the Public Health Ministry on Saturday hosted a health outreach at the Stabroek Square in Georgetown.A woman testing her blood pressure at the free clinic90Along with the Lions Club, the Guyana Diabetic Association as well as the New GPC Inc, PAHO, and the Young Leaders in Diabetes participated in the event, providing various medical services to the public.Blood glucose testing was provided; along with eye testing, VIA screening, dental care, HIV testing, and sexual education. Among other services offered were rehabilitation, mental health, and blood pressure testing.Persons were also provided with a wealth of information on the steps to a healthier life.President of the Guyana Diabetic Association, Glenniss Beaton, applauded the event and noted that the turnout was excellent.Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Lions Club of Bel Air Diabetes Clinic, Candace Ford, claimed the initiative as the brainchild of the club, and sought to encourage the Health Ministry and other organisations to come on board to help spread awareness of the disease.Ford declared herself very satisfied with the results of the outreach.Additionally, the New GPC Inc representative Elizabeth Ram said the pharmaceutical company was happy to be part of the initiative. She added that the company had already participated in the Diabetes Awareness Walk hosted earlier this month, but still wanted to do more to reach out to the public.Also, on Saturday, representatives from various health institutions, associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) assembled at the Square of the Revolution to participate in a health walk to promote awareness of diabetes throughout Georgetown.Coordinator of the Guyana Diabetic Care Project, Brian Ostrow, lauded the initiative and explained that the way to solve diabetes is through public awareness and through changing the people’s behavioural lifestyle. That is the key, he said, and that’s the only way that this pandemic can be controlled.last_img read more

GPSCCU lashes out against Govt’s unilateral takeover

first_img…accuses minister of “grabbing” credit union’s fundsChairperson of the Guyana Pubic Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU), Patricia Went, has vented frustration that the Chief Cooperatives Development Officer has, with immediate effect, assumed control of the affairs of the credit union without proffering any reason therefor.From right: Committee of Management member Dawn Gardener; Chairperson of the GPSCCU, Patricia Went; and Vice Chairperson Vera NaughtonShe explained on Monday that members of the GPSCCU Management Committee had on Friday received letters to that effect, but no reason was advanced to justify the move made by the officer. However, they later learnt in a section of the media the following day that the Management Committee’s unsatisfactory performance had caused the GPSCCU to be brought under new management.“The Committee of Management objects to the actions of the purported Chief Co-operatives Development Officer, since there was no investigation into the affairs of the Credit Union to support the published conclusion and accusation of unsatisfactory performance,” the piqued chairperson declared.It was later explained that although the officer spoke of the Union’s unsatisfactory performance, “the matter was rooted in the demand by the Department of Cooperatives for an undue payment to the Audit and Supervision Fund for years 2002-2013 of an alleged balance of $49,691,682.00”.The chairperson argued, however, that the Department of Cooperatives’ claim to outstanding payments towards the Audit and Supervision Fund could not be justified, since the already audited accounts of the Credit Union for the years 2002 to 2010 reflected no such balance, as was claimed.According to the chairperson, Chief Cooperatives Development Officer Perlina Gifth has also failed to acknowledge the waivers which were approved and granted by the previous Labour Minister, and are to date still in effect.Went further noted that the Committee of Management was able to meet with Gifth and Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, who maintained their demands to have the Credit Union pay over the disputed amount to the Department of Cooperatives.According to Went, during a meeting held in April, Minister Scott had requested that the Committee of Management sign the Adjusted Audited Reports, showing a balance of $49,691,682.00 as owed to the Audit and Supervision Fund.Additionally, Went said Minister Scott had promised that on the GPSCCU signing the Reports, he would immediately approve the holding of the AGM for the years 2011 to 2013, and that after the AGM, negotiations would commence on an amount of $24,381,256.The chairperson said she considers the minister’s action a threat to “grab the funds of the Credit Union.”She asserted that the Union remains surprised that Cabinet did not pronounce on its takeover of the GPSCCU, especially on the eve of Guyana’s 52nd Independence Anniversary.The GPSCCU Committee of Management members have informed that they have not yet decided their next move, and are contemplating seeking the advice of the Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally.The step taken by the Government would severely affect the GPSCCU’s shareholders, since they would not be able to access loans or repay same at this time, given that the GPSCCU’s office remains locked. She noted that legal action is being contemplated.last_img read more

UPDATE – Woman injured after hit by vehicle

first_imgAn elderly woman has sustained undetermined injuries after being hit by a vehicle in a parking lot, Wednesday.The woman was hit around the noon hour in a parking lot off of 93A St. near Sobeys in Fort St. John.Firefighters and RCMP were on scene attending to the has contacted the RCMP about the incident but has not yet heard back.Advertisement – Advertisement -UPDATE – The RCMP have confirmed to that an 87 year-old female is dead after a hit and run.  For more on this story, click here. Photo: An elderly woman was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday around noon./Adam Reaburnlast_img

‘It really is coming home’: English hometown pride on show

first_imgThree players in the current squad — quarter-final goal-scoring hero Harry Maguire, defender Kyle Walker and forward Jamie Vardy — were raised there.The English flag, known as the St George’s Cross, is omnipresent, flying from flats, cars and businesses throughout the formerly industrial so-called Steel City.“It makes us feel proud of Sheffield knowing they come from here,” said Fitsroy Turner, 43, a construction worker.Even a local priest is getting in on the enthusiasm, sporting a waistcoat — which England manager Gareth Southgate has made famous by wearing for every match — during Sunday mass.For the first time in this tournament, the local council will show Wednesday’s semi-final on a 43-square-metre screen in the city centre with room for up to 10,000 fans.England defender Harry Maguire is a proud Yorkshireman © AFP/File / Yuri CORTEZThe city will be celebrating its local heroes at the fan-zone under the banner “Made in Sheffield”, Richard Eyre, its head of major events, told AFP.Software developer Jonas Bezzubovas, 24, said every England victory so far had been marked by hours of revelry, but Wednesday promises to be the biggest yet.“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime match,” he said.“I feel like the heat and the football have gone to people’s heads — it’s been madness here,” he added, referring to weeks of uninterrupted sunshine that has been warming usually rain-sodden English spirits.– ‘It’s coming home’ –Billy Hawsham remembers England defender Kyle Walker growing up on the Lansdowne Estate in Sheffield © AFP / Anthony DevlinEngland’s progress into the latter stages of the World Cup has been accompanied by ever-increasing chants of “It’s coming home” — the country’s resurrected theme song from the 1996 European Championships it hosted.In this part of the world, home means Sheffield.FIFA, world football’s governing body, recognises Sheffield FC — formed in 1857 and now playing in the eighth tier of English football — as the oldest club on the planet.Apart from the three Sheffield-born players, four more members of the current England squad have connections to the city or surrounding county of Yorkshire.“Sheffield is immensely proud of its footballing heritage,” said Mary Lea, a local cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure.“Across the city, pubs and clubs have been packed into the early hours celebrating England’s successes.“For Sheffield it really is coming home.”Even the brass band that plays the national anthem and classic songs during the matches in Russia is from Sheffield.– ‘Different feel’ –Billy Hawsham, 63, maintains the rough-edged public housing complex in the neighbourhood where Kyle Walker grew up.He recalled his son playing alongside the local hero at youth level — and the England player hitting golf balls over low-rise tower blocks as a kid.Hawsham credits the laid-back ethos of the Yorkshire-heavy squad with helping to create “more euphoria this time than in any other tournament.“There’s a different feel to it with this younger side and no superstars,” he said of the current crop, compared to past teams featuring the likes of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.Howard Holmes, a 71-year-old youth worker turned coach who helped discover Walker, said he was not surprised the region was producing talented players given its football pedigree.“You’re right at the fulcrum of where football started,” he said at the pitch-side offices of Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD), the empowerment organisation he founded in 1995 just south of the city centre near the historical home of Sheffield FC.– Rivalries put aside –In a city where bitterness between its two biggest clubs — Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United — can turn violent on derby day, locals have welcomed the unity around England.“It’s nice to see the rivalry put aside,” said Simeon Briggs, who manages a booming bar in the centre next to Wednesday’s planned big screen site.Kyle Walker plays his club football for Manchester City © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIIn nearby Mosborough, where Harry Maguire hails from, his local pub has turned its car park into a fan-zone decked out with two large screens, flags — and plenty of beer on tap.David Hoyland, 47, the general manager of the British Oak Alehouse, said the pub — where Maguire’s parents are still regulars — does not usually show football but is making an exception.He estimates around 2,000 fans packed the place on Saturday to see the team advance past Sweden, sinking 3,000 pints and hundreds of cocktails in the process.Reflecting the swelling local pride, Hoyland added: “Someone came by Sunday and said it was the best day of his life.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England flags adorn houses in Sheffield, the birthplace of England players Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy © AFP / Anthony DevlinSHEFFIELD, United Kingdom, Jul 10 – Football fever is sweeping England as its young team prepares for a World Cup semi-final showdown against Croatia, and nowhere more so than in Sheffield, the proclaimed birthplace of the modern game.Around 150 miles (240 kilometres) north of London, the city has a rich football history that continues today.last_img read more

Change the rules! Wenger demands Champions League rethink after Arsenal’s exit

first_img Arsene Wenger 1 Arsene Wenger has urged UEFA to scrap the away goals ruling in the Champions League and does not believe there is a crisis in English football following the failure of any team to reach the quarter-final stage of the tournament.Arsenal failed to reach the latter stages for the fifth consecutive season after they were knocked out of the competition by Monaco following their 3-3 aggregate draw this week.But the Gunners boss feels there could have been a different outcome for his side and Premier League rivals Chelsea, who suffered the same fate at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, were it not for the “outdated” rules.Dismissing claims that Premier League teams have fallen behind their European rivals, Wenger said: “Two teams have gone out on away goals, which I think should be questioned because it’s a rule that is outdated now and that has to be changed. I’ve fought for that for a long time.“It should count maybe after extra-time because this rule has been created in the 60s to encourage the teams to attack away from home. Since that football has changed. The weight of the away goal is too big today.“In a direct knockout, it’s important that you’re very efficient and a bit lucky as well. None of the teams, apart from Barcelona, look to be superior in Europe today. Two other teams, Chelsea and Arsenal, could have gone through.“I still think you can count [away goals] after extra-time like in the league cup in England.“I think that the quality of the Premier League is very high and that physical demands are extreme. I’m not in the mood today to analyse too much what was wrong for English football. I don’t think there’s a lot wrong, we just have to now focus on our next targets.”last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 7

first_imgThis Thursday morning on Sportsday we looked back on yesterday’s first Euro 2016 semi-final as Wales were beaten 2-0 by Portugal. We also looked ahead to tonight’s second semi-final as host nation France go up against world champions Germany.We also looked back on another exciting day at Wimbledon as Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to book a place in the last four.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team.last_img


first_imgBUSINESS: It’s the Bank holiday weekend and there is glorious sunshine, may as well make the most of it, think I’ll plan a round of golf, maybe take the wife for lunch and relax with the family BBQ. Sure I don’t need to worry about the garden ……Arnie’s got that covered!!! Cheers Arnie!Need to get your garden in shape this summer then call into Robert Kee Power Equipment Laghey and Letterkenny were we have some great offers available on garden equipment.We have a massive selection of walk behind lawnmower, ride on lawnmower, Strimmers and Trimmers.  You’ll have your lawn looking great in no time!Spending some time in the garden this weekend, call into our Garden Centre in Laghey were we have a fantastic selection of everything you need for your garden this Summer.  Fantastic savings on garden furniture and BBQ’s. We have a massive selection of bedding plants, hedging and trees as well as great deals on everything you need for planting them.There really is no excuse not to have your garden looking fantastic this Summer, call into Robert Kee Power Equipment and Garden Centre Laghey your one stop shop for Summer Living !!!YOU DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE GARDEN EVER AGAIN – ARNIE’S GOT YOU COVERED was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgFANAD GAELS NOTES By Declan DorrianLotto Results:Numbers drawn were 4, 5, 8, 12, 18 Bonus 1. No jackpot winner. €100 Kathleen Gallagher, Fanavolty. €50 Sheila McLoughlin, Pollaid. Jackpot now stands at €7200. Intermediate Championship:Our seniors and reserves play away to Naomh Mhuire in the Intermediate Championship this Sunday 7th July. Reserves throw in at 1.30pm and Seniors throw in at 3.00pm.Cúl Camp:This years Cúl Camp will take place from 15th to 19th July. The prices are as they were last year. One child €55, 2nd child €45, 3rd and subsequent children €40. We are advertising the cúl camp early so as to give parents/guardians the oppurtunity to pay in instalments. If you wish to do so then please contact Fiona on 0851555645. Under 8’s:Our under 8’s took part in a blitz on Saturday last in Downings. Termon hosted this blitz. Well done to all the boys and girls who played their hearts out. We had two boys teams and for the first time an all girls team who played St. Michaels’ girls in a thrilling game. Thank you to Termon GAA for hosting a well organised blitz. Thank you to all the coaches and parents for their help in Downings.Gaeil Fhánada host the next under 8 blitz, this will possibly take place on Friday 12th July in Portsalon. Martin will be in contact with all the under 8 and under 10 parents in the coming regarding the next blitzs. Under 8 and Under 10 training next this Friday 5th July at 7.00pm sharp in Portsalon. For any further information contact Gary McGonigle on 0862109006.Under 12’s:Under 12 training every Tuesday evening at 5.30pm sharp in Portsalon. For further information contact Jerry @ 0863345583. Under 16’s:Under 16 training on Saturday’s at 10.30am in Trialough. Please bring €2, your own water bottle and gumshield. All new players welcome.Under 14 Girls:Training on Monday evenings at 7.00pm in Trialough. Please bring your own water bottle and €2 for training. Also, any under 12 girls who wish to attend the training session may do so. GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS LOTTO JACKPOT HEADS FOR €7,200 was last modified: July 2nd, 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:200GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS LOTTO JACKPOT HEADS FOR €7last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness has claimed that not everybody on the Donegal county board was delighted he transformed the fortunes of the Donegal Senior GAA team when he was appointed in 2010.McGuinness said some members wanted to see him fail – and if that meant the team failed then so be it.McGuinness took aim at the Donegal county board in his new memoir ‘Until Victory Always’. His bone of contention with the Donegal county board – was forcing his players to play club championship matches – during their own Ulster SFC campaign in 2013.It resulted in his players playing NINE championship matches in just eleven weeks.Donegal were beaten in the Ulster SFC final by Monaghan – before exiting the All-Ireland series after a mauling by Mayo.In his memoir, McGuinness says, “To my mind, there were people on the county board who wanted me to fail, and if that meant the Donegal team failed in the process, so be it. “The rate of injuries was accelerating – to the point that I could no longer keep up.“I felt more frustrated and more helpless – and more and more angry at the foolishness of what was being imposed on us.“Couldn’t they understand how hard the boys had worked to become All-Ireland champions?“I had to force myself to be composed, and to focus on what was really important.“It felt like being involved in a stupid, needless battle with our own administrators; the very people who were supposed to be the custodians of Donegal football. “The only way to answer them was to keep winning games.MCGUINNESS – ‘SOME MEMBERS ON THE COUNTY BOARD WANTED ME TO FAIL’ was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Gareth Bale set for discussions surrounding Real Madrid future this summer

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND targets LATEST Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has done nothing to allay those rumours, which could lead to the 28-year-old lining up back in the Premier League next season.Barnett told Sky Sports News: “I think he is in the top three or four players on earth, so for somebody like him, he wants to play.“It’s not about money and not about anything else. He wants to play and wants to win the Ballon d’Or, and I think he is capable of doing it.“I think we have to have a chat with Real Madrid and see where we are going. Obviously he wants a better year than he had last year. He wants to play more, and that’s paramount to him.” Bale signed for Real Madrid in September 2013 for £85million – a world record at the time Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Bale struggled for regular first team football for the LaLiga giants in the 2017/18 season RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gareth Bale will discuss his future with Real Madrid this summer with the forward seeking assurances over the amount of game-time he will get next season, according to his agent.The Welshman is in high demand having strongly intimated that he wishes to leave the European champions in pursuit of more playing time. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Bale came off the bench to score a stunning goal which sunk Liverpool in the Champions League final last month but afterwards revealed his frustration at being named as a substitute.And Barnett believes Bale’s match-winning performance will have led even more top clubs to consider launching a bid for his services.“I think it elevated interest in him,” added Barnett. “We know how good he is. He has proven that. He has nothing to prove.“Obviously a goal like that is going to elevate everybody. It was a magnificent goal and I think the timing was pretty good as well.”Bale was often sidelined by former Real coach Zinedine Zidane, but will seek to learn where he fits in the plans of Zidane’s replacement Julen Lopetegui. 2 REVEALED Latest transfer news on 2 LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets last_img read more