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Fractured baby skull case

first_imgFinal report out soon – Michael KhanChief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Michael Khan, on Thursday disclosed that the final report on the incident involving the baby who cracked his skull on the hospital floor will soon be delivered to him.Khan said the investigation is still ongoing but he has been promised that it would be completed soon.Nyesha Hamilton delivered her baby in the corridor of the Maternity Ward of the hospital over a month ago. The young mother claimed that she had informed the hospital staff that she was going into labour but was told that there was no wheelchair to carry her to the labour room.  So, Hamilton, accompanied by a midwife, started to walk to the room when she moved into the final stage of labour.Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Michael KhanNyesha Hamilton and her babyShe related that at that point, the baby fell out of her underwear and onto the ground. Moreover, she said the nurses on the ward were too frightened to pick up the newborn and asked her to do it instead.Hamilton said medical personnel working that night did nothing to ensure that the baby was unhurt.“They pretended that it was a normal delivery and send me to the maternity ward but the next day, his head started to swell and then they decided to carry him for a CAT scan,” she lamented.The young mother stated that it was then she found out that her baby’s skull was fractured and that there was external bleeding above the skull.However, the specialist who examined the baby said he would not have any long-term effects from the fall and that he would heal as he grew. Subsequently, the baby started to vomit and was removed from the maternity unit to the Paediatric Unit for 13 days. He is scheduled for a visit with a neurosurgeon regularly; his next visit being October 3.The young mother stated that she would be seeking legal advice to ensure that all medical expenses are paid for by the hospital.Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud, stated that the trained personnel should have been prepared before the woman reaches the third stage of delivery.On November 3, 2015, the Georgetown Public Hospital was placed under a spotlight after a newborn fell off a cot and fractured his skull. It was just an hour after he was born. The infant’s parents sued the hospital for $20 million for the error. The Minister had reportedly stated that the newborn baby rolled off the cot. That matter is still pending.When questioned as to why the hospital is always in the “bad light” for maternal mortality or infant mortality and injures during labour, Persaud stated that it is a “human resource problem”.He stated that they have been working with the Obstetric Unit, especially with the specialists to reassess the protocol to ensure that they are up-to-date with the challenges of delivery.last_img read more

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Budget 2019 fails to solve most basic problems – Jagdeo

first_img– says budget misses mark in addressing energy costs, other issuesWith the proverbial dust settling from Budget 2019, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed his conviction that the policies announced in the budget would not solve some of Guyana’s basic woes, and thus the prognosis for the immediate future is bleak.At his press conference on Monday, Jagdeo noted that when one strips away the rhetoric and propaganda from the budget speeches, questions have to be asked about what new jobs — besides those for consultants — are being created by the budget.“Large sums are being set aside to pay a tiny cabal connected (at the party level); large sums of money…and there are a growing number of these consultants, and (some) are not there for their particular skill; they are there because of their connections to the PNC. And most of them are in the pensionable age,” he declared.“No plan for job creation for ordinary Guyanese; no plan to address the growing cost of living, higher water rates, higher electricity rates, higher transportation costs, higher movement of commodities people buy,” Jagdeo said.Besides the budget’s failure to address high energy costs, Jagdeo noted, most of the money is going towards building new prisons, when it comes to public security. The Opposition Leader expressed the view that growing crime rates are not being effectively addressed.“In Agriculture, the budget remains stagnant; no major change for the agriculture sector. The miners didn’t see any difference. There were several new features in the budget that got people excited, but then they took away a significant benefit from people,” he said.“A lot of my colleagues got excited about the capital gains tax: if you reinvest your capital gains within six months at another property, you don’t have to pay; but they did not realise the Minister took away the ownership exemption they had — that if you own something for 25 years, you are not capital gains exempt. All the older folk who own their buildings across Guyana would not have had to pay capital gains if they sold their property. They now have to pay capital gains,” he explained.Jagdeo noted that the outlook for 2019 is seemingly not any better than this year’s. He cited the high levels of borrowing, which he noted can have repercussions for the private sector. He also noted that these debts will become due in just a few years.This is certainly true for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) $30 billion bond negotiated by the Special Purpose Unit, for which repayments are scheduled to begin in May of next year.RecommendationsThen there are the recommendations the Opposition had made. In an advertisement titled ‘Budget 2019, Guyanese expect better’, the PPP listed additional measures Government should announce in its budget. According to Jagdeo, none was taken on board by the Government.“The Minister refused to address any of the nearly 30 concerns that we raised in a public ad. We didn’t just want to do it in the quiet of the Ministry compound, we raised 30 issues; none of those have been addressed. So when you take away the spin, next year will be as bad as this one,” Jagdeo observed.The party had wanted, among other things, the reversal of the ban on vehicles over eight years old; reversal of the ban on importation of used tyres; reversal on increases in water rates.The party also called for reversal of the 35 per cent incremental increases on University of Guyana tuition fees, as well as reversals of VAT on local products in the forestry sector, and the tax on materials and supplies in the fisheries sector.Government had announced that tax free salary increases by up to seven per cent would be implemented. The disciplined services were to be included in this sum. However, the PPP urged the Government to restore the annual one-month tax free salary bonus it previously gave the disciplined services.It also called for the restoration of cash grants to public school children from nursery to secondary, and for it to be increased to $20,000; as well as the single parent assistance programme, complete with vouchers. In addition, it recommended the restoration of electricity and water subsidies to pensioners, and the national housing programme.“Stop the increased borrowing and depletion of gold and other reserves,” the party’s advertisement had also stated. “Stop the extravagant and wasteful spending on travel, food, rentals, vehicles and other things that do not benefit the Guyanese people.”The party had also urged Government to take heed of its own consultant, Norconsult, and to recommence the Amaila Falls Hydro Project. In addition, it recommended Government initiate new infrastructure projects, and not just complete those that were started under the former PPP administration.last_img read more

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Big Bam opens Saturday

first_imgThe Big Bam Ski Hill will be opening Saturday at 10am.Spokesperson Duane Brooks confirmed that, volunteers have been going “fast and hard and the hill is ready to open.”Friday the Hill received approval from the BC Safety Authority and announced they would officially open on Saturday.- Advertisement -You can find your way to Big Bam by heading down the Big Bam Road just south of the Taylor Bridge. The entrance to Big Bam is located just past Peace Island Park.The non-profit society is still looking for volunteers. For more on how you can help visit www.bigbam.caMeanwhile, Brooks says anyone interested can now register for seasons passes at the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre, at Ernie’s, or at the Griffin Sport and Ski Shoppe.Advertisementlast_img

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Child abuse suspect nabbed in Oregon

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “Esser’s business was a magnet for children,” said Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It catered to children’s games and popular trading cards, like Pokemon. It was a perfect lure for young boys.” Esser is awaiting extradition to California, where he will face three felony charges of suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts against children. Police said they believe he might have molested other boys and are asking potential victims or their parents to call Detective Ninette Toosbuy at (818) 778-4729. A former Woodland Hills shop owner was arrested in Oregon on suspicion of child molestation, and the LAPD is searching for other possible victims, authorities said Wednesday. David Esser, 58, was arrested March 7 in Cottage Grove, Ore., where he owned and operated Gym for the Mind, a children’s game store. He ran a store by the same name on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills from the early 1990s until 2001. In March 2001, he moved the store to Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, and relocated to Oregon sometime after that, officials said. Police have been searching for Esser since last fall, when a 21-year-old man accused the suspect of sexually molesting him for five years beginning when he was 11. The alleged victim suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, a disease similar to autism. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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ATHLETICS NEWS: SENATOR BRIAN Ó DOMHNAILL WINS MASTERS NATIONAL 3K WALKING RACE

first_imgSenator Brian O Domhnaill is a top-class athlete.Athletics News: Athlone IT is certainly the mecca nowadays for indoor athletics in this island and it was the turn of the Finn Valley master athletes to prove themselves at the midland venue today.A thrilling victory in the 1500m by Catriona Devine having finished with a silver in the 800 earlier. Catriona involved with the club since age 8 national junior cross country champion on 2 occasions, member of the most successful team group in the history of the sport in the province the Valley cross country team 13 times national team winners add track indoor and out ,road relay and you have an enormous contribution ,a personal tally to be proud of . Brian O Domhnaill won the 3k national master walk early at 11.30 and again well done difficult as many will understand to combine the life of a senator in Oireachtas and the training regime of an athlete. Finally a medal return a bronze for Kieran Carlin in the 800m to hang with the many such honours gained over many years .Next week the action returns to the Westmeath venue for national 12 -19 champs.Other action Sunday centred on Paulas 5k in Castlederg won by Jack Mc Bride from Ryan Porter . 350 participated .In the U S megan Tice went to the top of Irish indoor ranking list with a 1.80m high jump clearance . .Her first meet of the season held at the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton ,California . THis is encouraging as she went high at 1.85 but needs to work on approach . The final outing in the Finn Valley Spring Series runs completes next Sunday 11 am with both a 5k/10k choice  ATHLETICS NEWS: SENATOR BRIAN Ó DOMHNAILL WINS MASTERS NATIONAL 3K WALKING RACE was last modified: March 16th, 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:athleticsFinn Valley ACNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Mohamed Salah makes a young Liverpool fan’s dreams come true after Southampton game

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah appears to have his mojo back after scoring during Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.However, his actions after the game eclipsed his good work on the pitch. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Liverpool FC News REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware shining REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED gameday cracker center_img Reds fan Wayne Dunlop filmed his son Lewis holding a sign asking the Egyptian for his shirt surely not expecting Salah to notice.However, Liverpool’s no.11 clocked the sign and obliged the request, leaving Lewis with tears of joy.Below you can see the heart-warming moment Salah made this young Kopite’s dreams come true. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update A classy touch from @MoSalah 👏 pic.twitter.com/Tk8slctNct— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) September 22, 2018 latest Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 Salah celebrates his goal in the Reds comfortable win Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

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GAA CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: ST EUNAN’S SEND NAOMH CONAILL OUT

first_imgNOAMH Conaill are out of the 2013 RnaG County Championship after losing at O’Donnell Park to host and holders St Eunan’s on Saturday night.Malin’s comprehensive 2-16 to 0-01 win over Cloughaneely was the other nail in the coffin of the Glenties side.St Eunan’s led by ten points at half-time after a comprehensive display, but Naomh Conaill did show some grit as they clawed the game back in the second half, helped by the dismissal of the home side’s Conal Dunne just a couple of minutes in. But just as they closed in on the hosts, St Eunan’s remained calm and stepped up another gear to pull away again, eventually winning by three points – 2-15 to 3-09.Donnacha Gallagher bagged both home goals, with McLoone, Molloy and Thompson netting for the visitors.St Eunan’s first half display was awesome, with John Haran, Kevin Rafferty and Rory Kavanagh in top form.In Dungloe, visitors Gaoth Dobhair took another step towards the quarter-finals in a thrilling match, eventually winning by five points 1-11 to 1-06. Kevin Cassidy was at his best for Gaoth Dobhair, but it was former county colleague Neil McGee who found the net after some great play with brother Eamon.In Dunfanaghy county colleagues Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy went head-to-head as St Michael’s hosted Glenswilly.And it was Murphy’s side which took victory on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-07 in a physical encounter.Sean MacCumhaills had two points to spare in Ballybofey as they hosted Ardara, winning on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-08.Star of the show was Marty O’Reilly who kicked eight of his side’s points against an Ardara side missing six of their regulars through injury. Both sides are through to the quarter-finals. Elsewhere Kilcar had a superb win over Bundoran, Four Masters had a point to spare over Glenfinn and Killybegs saw off Termon with the smallest of margins.St Eunans 2-15 Naomh Conaill 3-09Malin 2-16 Cloich Cheann Fhaola 0-01Gaoth Dobhair 1-11 Dungloe 1-06Kilcar 2-19 Bundoran 0-07Four Masters 1-13 Glenfin 1-12Sean MacCumhaills 0-13 Ardara 1-08Naomh Micheal 0-7 Glenswilly 0-09Killybegs 0-09 Termon 0-08GAA CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: ST EUNAN’S SEND NAOMH CONAILL OUT was last modified: June 30th, 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)Tags:GAA CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: ST EUNAN’S SEND NAOMH CONAILL OUTlast_img read more

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COLM ‘THE GOOCH’ COOPER SIGNS FOR GLENSWILLY …..FOR A NIGHT!

first_imgThey’re not doing things by half out Glenswilly these days.The one and only Gooch!Not content with reaching the Ulster Club Championship Final, the club has signed up The Gooch!But before fans in Foxhall dream of a deadly duo of Murphy and Cooper, it should be said it is only for the night. Arguably one of the country’s greatest ever footballers, the Kerry star is to appear at Glenswilly’s Up for the Match event this Friday night.Cooper will host a number of local favourites for a night of nostalgia, debate, music and craic in the clubhouse.And hosting the event will be another local legend – Charlie Collins.And the good news is that your name doesn’t have to be Kelly, McDaid or Bonner to join in the fun because everyone is welcome to celebrate Glenswilly’s success. Tickets are priced at €10 for adults and just €3 for Under 16s. COLM ‘THE GOOCH’ COOPER SIGNS FOR GLENSWILLY …..FOR A NIGHT! was last modified: November 21st, 2013 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:Charlie CollinsColm CooperglenswillyThe Goochlast_img read more

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Thomas’ Career High Leads Men’s Basketball Past SIU, 82-70

first_imgAgain, it was Ellingson who answered the bell with a three-point on the Bulldogs next possession to return the lead to double digits and preserve the Bulldog win in the waning moments of the game. The Bulldogs’ only hiccup on the first half were a pair of careless turnovers that allowed SIU to scored five points in the final 18 seconds of the half to slightly trim their deficit. Box Score (HTML) Ellingson answered that charge with a three-pointer for Drake to stretch the lead back out, but SIU remained within striking distance and pulled within nine points, 75-66, on a McGill basket with 2:20 left. Preview For the second-straight game, the Bulldogs came out firing and jumped on the Salukis with a 10-0 lead to force SIU into an early timeout. Drake made four of its first five shots from the field and continued to apply pressure on SIU in extending that lead to 27-9 with 5:54 left in the half. Box Score (PDF) The Bulldogs rolled out to a 26-point lead late in the first half and held off a strong second half from the Salukis to improve to 12-4 this season and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference. DES MOINES, Iowa – Led by a career-high 24 points from sophomore Noah Thomas (Sydney, Australia), the Drake University men’s basketball team raced to an 82-70 win over SIU Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Knapp Center. “I was pleased with the outcome and thought the first 20 minutes might have been our best half of basketball of the season,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “Our guys were focused and hungry to get a win. We shared the ball offensively and were tough and gritty defensively. Ultimately that was enough to get us to the finish line.” Those final six minutes of the opening half saw a flurry of offense with 29 points between the two teams as Drake took a 43-22 lead at halftime. Thomas scored 11 of his 13 first-half points during that span while Drake’s defense held SIU to just 33.3 percent shooting in the opening half. Thomas bested his previous career high by eight points on 8-of-15 shooting with four three-pointers and four assists. Thomas’ performance was supported by 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists from Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) and 15 points and five assists from D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ill.). As a team, the Bulldogs shot 54.7 percent from the floor and 52 percent from the three-point arc. Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) also connected on four three-pointers, many in the second half to end Saluki rallies. Full Schedule Roster Story Links Next Game: at UNI 1/13/2019 – 3 p.m. Drake aims to even its MVC record Sunday when it travels to in-state rival UNI for a 3 p.m. game at the McLeod Center.  Print Friendly Version SIU (9-6, 2-1 MVC) was led by 21 points from Armon Fletcher off the bench and 17 points from Eric McGill in the Salukis’ first conference loss of the season. Unfortunately for Drake, that trend carried over to the second half with three turnovers in the first three minutes of the half to help SIU score 10 points during that time. However, Drake’s offense continued to score, but seven turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the half helped SIU pull within 10 points 67-57 with less than nine minutes to play. Live Stats 1350 ESPN MVC TV (FS Midwest/NBC Sports Chicago) Listen Live Watch Livelast_img read more

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GOLDEN BOY JASON QUIGLEY IS ON A DIFFERENT GALAXY

first_imgJason Quigley took some timeout from preparing for his second professional bout next week, by being a guest of honour at a recent LA Galaxy match.Quigley fights next Saturday night at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, although his opponent has not yet been announced.Quigley said it was an absolute pleasure to be a special guest at the match, and said it was great to meet the fans and the young kids who were there prior to the fixture against San Jose Earthquakes. Irish soccer fans will be familiar with LA Galaxy as Irish soccer legend Robbie Keane currently leads the attack for the MLS side.While David Beckham also spent five seasons there after leaving Real Madrid in 2007.Quigley posted on his Facebook timeline, “Great night at the LA Galaxy Game at the stub hub center here in LA.“Really enjoyed meeting the fans and young kids, was a pleasure to be a special guest, this day week I’ll be ready do my business in this amazing venue in my 2nd Pro Fight , ‪#‎Ready‬ ‪#‎Aug16‬ ‪#‎TeamQuigley‬ ‪#‎GoldenBoy‬ ‪#‎SheerSportsMGMT‬ #% GOLDEN BOY JASON QUIGLEY IS ON A DIFFERENT GALAXY was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:Jason QuigleyLA GalaxynewspictureSpecial GuestSportlast_img read more

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