2 Indian Hospitals’ Delegations Expected Here

first_imgTwo of India’s most renowned hospitals are expected to send representatives in Liberia shortly in contemplation of creating a public-partnership within the health sector of the country. At the same time, they will perform clinical procedures at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center (JFKMC) in Sinkor.The hospitals—Indraprastha Apollo (Apollo) and LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)—are expected to build a long term, mutually beneficial partnership for better health services for the citizens of Liberia.The Daily Observer was informed that negotiations for the arrival of the delegations was made successful by the Indian Honorary Consul General to Liberia, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva, who is commonly known as Jeety.The hospitals’ partnerships with JFK would aimed at offering “super specialist consultation services, training of medical and paramedical personnel and treatment of patients in need of specialized care at centers.”A release from JFK said LVPEI’s delegation arrived in Liberia on February 15, and will remain in the country until the 17th.The delegation is expected to hold talks with Dr. (MD) Walter T. Gwenigale, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare and senior officials of the Health Ministry. Later, its members will  meet with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.The release also said that the visiting delegation led by Dr. (MD) Gullapali N. Rao, founder of LVPEI, will tour the medical facilities of JFK, meet with the A.M. Doglioti College administrative staff. The delegates will hold discussions with some members of government institutions, NGO community, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Lion’s Club.“LV Prasad Eye Institute offers comprehensive patient care, clinical research, sight enhancement, and rehabilitation, community eye health, education, and product development. It is a WHO collaborating center for the prevention of blindness. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and distinguished professionals in the field of eye care, it emphasizes the provision of quality eye care to people from all walks of society. The Eye Institute is a non-profit organization governed by the Hyderabad Eye Institute and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation,” the release stated.The Apollo delegation, according to JFK, will arrive in Liberia on Wednesday, February 19 and stay in the country until the 22nd.It will begin screening at the JFK on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 respectively.JFK administration said it is pleased that Apollo’s physicians will screen and evaluate for cancerous diseases, neurological and spinal disorders. JFK said that the Apollo delegation will also hold scientific lectures on advances in cancer care and neurological sciences.Apollo’s partnership with JFK is aimed at, among other things, ensuring speedy, efficient and cost-effective delivery of medical services; values for money for the taxpayer and patients through optimal knowledge transfer and risk management and efficiencies from integrating design and delivery of medical services with operation; maintenance/upgrading and effective utilization of state assets to the benefit of all users of JFK’s services.Apollo Hospitals Group is an integrated healthcare organization with owns and manages hospitals, diagnostic clinics, dispensing pharmacies and consultancy services. In addition, the group’s services include healthcare at the patient’s doorstep, clinical & diagnostic services, medical business process outsourcing, third party administration services, and health insurance.Many Liberians travel to India every year to seek medical attention. Most of said that India’s medical fees are relatively less expensive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Reading is fundamental,” – Deputy Chief Librarian

first_imgInternational Literacy Day “Reading is fundamental even though technology has come and put a twist on things, I think we still have to continue to read. If people are to stay literate, they must continue to read and develop a habit if reading too as long as they live,” says Deputy Chief Librarian Nadine Moore.Moore has been working at the National Library for the past 20 years and says Guyanese need to continue to read more. She added that reading alone is not all, rather when one reads they must be able to comprehend and the National Library has been ensuring that programmes are in place to teach the skill of reading and comprehending.The world celebrated International Literacy Day on Saturday under the theme “Literacy and skills development”. This year, International Literacy Day, according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), explores and highlights integrated approaches that simultaneously can support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s lives and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies.Moore says that ILD is very important since it serves to remind leaders and the general population of the status of literacy and its importance in advancing a population. She said at the National Library, they have been providing free and equitable access to information to everyone, on various platforms, to help improve literacy.From left: Deputy Chief Librarian Nadine Moore, along with Senior Library Assistants Merle James and Dihanne SaulShe explained that one would think that a typical day at the library only involves them restocking and checking out books as well as offering advice but revealed that there are a lot of behind the scenes work that they are involved in.“We have to develop a collection based on demands and request of the general public as well as current affairs to keep our members informed so that is the first thing we try to put in place. We also have to acquire the materials in various forms and we have to process the materials and put them in the right subject so it is easily accessed. Apart from doing that we also have the behind the scenes work which is getting these materials shelf ready,” she explained.She noted that they are also preparing to go electronic by 2019.“In 2019 we will have resources with an online catalogue and have our rare books collection digitised… we have issues with bandwidth but that is being improved and we will provide advanced services to patrons with regard to resources and have staff technology ready,” Moore added.Additionally, the National Library has a number of continuous activities to promote literacy. Moore stated that over the years they have seen an increase in the number of young readers, adding that it shows that the younger generation is moving more to books despite the technological advancement.“We are really working hard to ensure that persons in the society are literate or become that way and reduce the level of illiteracy and the introduction of these programmes we would like to see a turn around the level of literacy. People really underestimate the power of reading and reading is fundamental… we have to read to be kept abreast with technology,” she advised.last_img read more

GAA: GLENSWILLY V ST MICHAEL’S – VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH THE TOP PLAYERS

first_imgTHE TENSION is building to the BIG GAME between St Michael’s of Creeslough/Dunfanaghy and Glenswilly.The flags and bunting are up – and the players (all of them) are in top condition. In this brilliant video, jacksonmediatv talk to the key players involved in Sunday’s clash.One newspaper went for Glenswilly (Maguire’s team). Another went for St Michael’s (Up the Harkins!)We’re going for a draw. You can get 7/2 in some of the bookies….Watch the video by clicking play. GAA: GLENSWILLY V ST MICHAEL’S – VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH THE TOP PLAYERS was last modified: October 1st, 2011 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:GLENSWILLY V ST MICHAEL’Slast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MOVILLE CHILDREN’S GAA ART WINNERS

first_imgOverall Winner Clodagh Skelly from “Scoil Eoghain” receiving her overall prize from Micheál O’MuircheartaighMoville GAA Club held a art competition in the four schools in the parish to coincide with the All Ireland Football Final.They received over 350 entries and All the prize winners received a new Donegal jersey and all four schools got a  €50 voucher for art supplies as well as €100 sports voucher for the overall winners school.Micheál O’Muircheartaigh even showed up! Category 1: Junior & Senior infants winner Andrew Bourke “Gael Scoil” with his teacher Miss McGroarty & Billy Kelly Moville GAACategory 2: 1st & 2nd Class winner Leona Harkin “Gael Scoil” with her teacher Miss McGroarty & Billy Kelly Moville GAA.Peter Hegarty “Gael Scoil” special merit award for painting done in chalk with Billy Kelly & Mrs McGroarty.5th & 6th class winner Kate McClenaghan with her teacher Miss McAteer & Billy Kelly Moville GAA   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MOVILLE CHILDREN’S GAA ART WINNERS was last modified: September 20th, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MOVILLE CHILDREN’S GAA ART WINNERSlast_img read more

Panama coach names starting line-up for England game on eve on World Cup match

first_imgEngland team for Panama #WorldCup clash ‘leaked in training notes’ https://t.co/onopaMIW6D pic.twitter.com/7QMmf5tNh2— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 21, 2018But Gomez has no such qualms and revealed within seconds of his pre-match press conference that he would be retaining the same side which lost 3-0 to Belgium.“The line-up will be exactly the same,” he said.“I like how my team worked. The team that starts the match is the one with the most experience, that’s one of our assets. As a starting XI we are very organised and tactical.”The veteran Colombian coach, who is at his third World Cup, also dismissed the notion that an early tip-off about Harry Kane’s strike partner – be it Raheem Sterling or Marcus Rashford – helped his cause. “It doesn’t give me or afford me any advantage,” he said.“I think each and every coach needs to make sure they’re 100 percent prepared and ready regardless of the opposition.“It doesn’t matter who plays, because if one doesn’t play the other is just as good.”Gomez has a healthy respect for Gareth Southgate’s side, ranking them as a tougher proposition than the higher-ranked Belgians. Gomez predicts England to be Panama’s most difficult opponents in Group G Panama manager Hernan Dario Gomez made light of the drama surrounding England’s leaked training notes by naming his own starting XI on the eve of the match.Opposite number Gareth Southgate has questioned the English media’s decision to publish pictures which hinted a possible team for Sunday’s clash in Nizhny Novgorod, suggesting it could provide rival teams with an advantage. 2center_img Panama lost their first ever World Cup match on Monday Yet he was clear to point out that Panama are not in Russia for the ride and will be fighting to over-turn every expectation of what they can achieve at their first World Cup.“England are going to be our hardest match by far,” he said.“They don’t have a lot of individual stars like Belgium and (Eden) Hazard, but they work well as a team, especially on ball recovery, and are an excellent team. This is going to be a very tough nut to crack.“We could lose 3-0 again or even worse, but mathematically we still have the possibility to progress. I told my players today that they can still qualify.“If we play in an organised way we know how we can make their individual players have a hard time – we admire them but we can’t give them any space. There is only one ball on the pitch and we’re going to fight for it.”Panama’s battling performance against Belgium was warmly received back home and, although Gomez realises there are no guarantees the goodwill will remain, he is hoping for the best.“Just as the country is pleased now, tomorrow or the day after they could hate us and we lose four years of work,” he said.“But 90 minutes of football can change your life.” 2last_img read more

Council gritters out at 7pm as snow forecast across Donegal tonight

first_imgA further night of snow is forecast for across Donegal tonight with temperatures set to plunge again.Many parts of the county were hit by a huge flurry of snow on Tuesday night last.And Met Eireann is forecasting that accumulations of the white stuff is set for Donegal from 9pm tonight. Donegal County Council is set to grit routes from 7pm onwards.The following is the official forecast from Met Eireann for Ulster for tonight.TonightWidespread showers will develop overnight and will be wintry with some snow accumulations, frost, icy stretches and a risk of thunder. Temperatures will drop to -2 to +1 degrees TomorrowA frosty start to Friday morning. Otherwise tomorrow will be bright and cold with wintry showers becoming more isolated and many places having long dry periods. Highs of 4 to 5 degrees Celsius in blustery northwesterly winds.Council gritters out at 7pm as snow forecast across Donegal tonight was last modified: February 9th, 2018 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:donegalforecastgritterssnowlast_img read more

Buck Up; We’re Stuck on Earth

first_img(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Star Trek is out, scientists have found.  Our bodies can’t take extended space travel.Science Daily reported, “Houston: we have a problem.”  Italian scientists studied epithelial cells growing in the International Space Station and found them aging much more rapidly than on earth.  “Space-flown cells differentially expressed more than 1,000 genes and secreted high amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines,” they discovered.  “Ultimately, this induced significant oxidative stress, causing inflammation among endothelial cells, which in turn, led to atherosclerosis and cell senescence (biological aging).”So unless future space travelers have kids quick and train them well, long trips seem unlikely.  And who knows what other deleterious effects will be found on the body during exposure to microgravity and cosmic rays?  “We’ve evolved to rely on gravity to regulate our biology, and without it, our tissues become confused,” the journal editor remarked.  “Worst of all: they age faster!”Good grief; we didn’t “evolve to” rely on gravity.  We were created to thrive on the environment we were given.  “The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man” (Psalm 116:15).   But even with our feet on terra firma, we grow old, groaning under the curse (Romans 8).The only way to achieve star travel will be to get a new body in heaven that is not subject to aging and decay.  The only way to qualify is to repent and believe the gospel (John 3,).  For those of us who have accepted Christ’s free gift of salvation (see map), part of our inheritance will be a new, glorified body ( I Corinthians 15).  What will it be like?  We don’t know, except that Paul compares the old to a buried seed and the new to a sprouted plant.  We will be like Christ, John said, because we will see Him as He is (I John 3:2).  After His resurrection, Jesus was not limited by space and time; locked doors could not keep Him out, and He could appear and vanish at will.  Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith speculated that these appearances sound like the resurrected Christ was walking in a higher dimension.  Just as the inhabitants of Flatland would be baffled by footprints in their world, we would be flabbergasted by someone appearing out of nowhere and vanishing.In the new heavens and earth, there will be no more tears, sickness, or death, because we will be raised incorruptible (1 Peter 1:3-8).  Although there will be a new earth, the saints may not be limited to it.  Since we will be like the angels in heaven, as Jesus said (Matthew 22:30), we may have the universe open to us for exploration.  Paul said that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, the things God has prepared for those who love Him (I Corinthians 2:9).  Whatever we find, we know it will be fantastic beyond all imagination, most of all because we will see our Redeemer face to face and be overwhelmed with the glory of God, the Creator of all things.  Will you be there?  Don’t trust in mythical Star Trek hopes.  You won’t live long enough to see a starship, even if one is ever deemed theoretically possible.  If you rode on it, your body would age to death long before reaching the nearest star, even if you didn’t become demented (1/06/13).  No one has observed physical beings traveling across the galaxy, but there are many eyewitnesses of the risen Christ (more than 500 at one time, I Cor. 15:6, many who were still living when Paul wrote about it).  New Testament authors Peter, John, Matthew, James, Jude, and Paul were all eyewitnesses, not wavering in their testimony all the way to martyrdom, along with all the other apostles.In these pages we have repeatedly shown that true science falsifies Darwinian evolution and other secular origin myths.  We have also demonstrated that true science is consistent with the Bible (e.g., 10/27/13).  If you respect observation and evidence, it’s time to go where the evidence leads, like the skeptical atheist Lee Strobel did.  When he examined the evidence, he found it so strong, he decided it took more faith to maintain his atheism than to become a Christian.  See his story in The Case for a Creator (watch on YouTube) and The Case for Christ.  We hope you enjoy our science reporting here, but don’t stop with mere knowledge.  It’s time to grow out of Trekkie adolescence and embrace mature responsible choices between fact and fiction, between myth and reality, between life and death.  Billy Graham, in his 95th birthday special airing this weekend, shares the message he has faithfully preached to millions of people for decades, a legacy that his son, daughter and grandson are continuing.  His aging body is going the way of all the earth, but his soul is filled with living hope and confidence.  The message is simple.  It’s for everyone.  It’s the answer.  Come to the cross.last_img read more

‘Green’ police to sting syndicates

first_img29 June 2006South Africa’s first group of environmental inspectors have completed their training and, from July, will start tackling environmental criminals in the country.The government introduced environmental management inspectors – dubbed “Green Scorpions” – in 2005 in order to protect South Africa’s natural resources.Gauteng province’s fledgling Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) has already stung syndicates peddling illegal elephant ivory tusks and forbidden plants.Working with the police, the EMI’s special investigation unit arrested one person last week after raiding a house in Johannesburg. Over 400 ornaments produced from ivory tusks illegally imported from Zimbabwe were seized.According to the provincial department of agriculture, conservation and environment, the raid also produced documents with details of curio shops, individual customers and large businesses suspected to be linked to this illegal trade.In a separate operation earlier this month, the EMI raided the mail centre at Johannesburg International Airport and impounded 14 boxes containing over 800 plants illegally imported from Namibia.Five suspects were subsequently arrested.The department is working with the national Department of Agriculture, customs officials and the Namibian and South African National Botanical Gardens to identify the plant species in preparation for a court case.“We consider these breakthroughs as symbolic of successes expected from the Environmental Management Inspectorate,” the department said in a statement.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Minister Chabane and Brand South Africa to highlight South Africa’s competitiveness in the UAE

first_imgJohannesburg, 3 December 2013 – Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane will on Wednesday 4 December 2013 profile South Africa’s competitiveness to Emirati business and tourists when Brand South Africa hosts a roundtable discussion in Dubai.Brand South Africa Chairperson Chichi Maponya, CEO Miller Matola and Transnet Freight Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama will join Minister Chabane in deliberations with participants at the round-table which will profile South Africa’s infrastructure.As the country’s reputation management and marketing agency, Brand South Africa will bring together a range of stakeholders in Dubai ranging from South Africans who are now resident in the country as well as Emirati businesspeople and investors to deliberate on South Africa’s value proposition. This includes, amongst others, our favourable investment climate, developed transport and telecommunications infrastructure, and a social structure that is free of gender or religious discrimination.The discussion in the UAE complements Brand South Africa’s recent hosting of the country’s inaugural Competitiveness Forum which aimed to ignite the conversation around what needs to be done to improve the country’s reputation domestically and internationally.Speaking from the UAE, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “South Africa’s competitiveness and reputation must be driven by what we do rather than what we say. Each citizen in the country and outside therefore has a role to play in improving our country’s reputation. We each need to play our part and do best so that South Africa is seen as a reliable destination for international investors and tourists. Through this we can ensure our country’s grows economically and our social conditions can improve through the creation of jobs generated from these inward flows of investment.”The conversation in the UAE can be followed on @Brand_SA on hashtag #SA_UAETalk.Note to editorsSouth Africa’s infrastructure build programmeSouth Africa’s investment in infrastructure gained momentum in the years leading up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and is set to expand as the foundation of a national growth and development strategy. The country’s electricity, water, transport and telecommunications networks are being extended, education and health capacity is being expanded, and human settlements are being built and upgraded to strengthen the fabric of communities.Over the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) period, budgeted and approved public-sector projects total R844.5 billion. As announced in the State of the Nation Address 2013, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission gives new impetus to the planning and implementation of major capital projects, raising the level of investment spending and contributing to industrial and regional development. All public-sector infrastructure projects will be subject to rigorous assessment to determine their feasibility and government chooses the most cost-effective projects that provide optimal long-term benefits.In response to the challenge of facilitating fast-tracked government-led infrastructure investment, cabinet established the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC).The PICC is mandated by Cabinet to plan and coordinate a National Infrastructure Plan. It is driven by the highest levels of political will and dedication to harmonise infrastructure planning and implementation across all spheres of the Government of the Republic of South Africa, State agencies as well as social partners. PICC interventions are cross-cutting yet targeted, seeking to crowd-in investment and mobilise efforts.South Africa is integrating and phasing investment plans across 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) which have five core functions: to unlock opportunity, transform the economic landscape, create new jobs, strengthen the delivery of basic services and support the integration of African economies.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Follow Brand South Africa@Brand_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)Tell us how you Play Your Parthttp://www.playyourpart.co.za/tellus-someone@PlayyourpartSA #DoBestFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Arahna SinghBrand South Africa Communications Tel: +27 11 712 5061 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 491 2332 Email: arahnas@brandsouthafrica.com Endslast_img read more

South Africans flying the flag for African excellence

first_imgBrand South Africa board member Thebe Ikalafeng is amongst New African magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans. He joins a list made up of heavyweights such as Elon Musk, Trevor Noah and Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Johannesburg, Thursday 26 November 2015 – Brand South Africa salutes the 100 Most Influential Africans announced earlier this week by the New African magazine for flying the African flag of excellence. Sixteen South Africans are amongst the 100 most influential Africans.South Africans who are on the list of the 100 Most Influential Africans come from a range of categories including politics, business, civil society, arts and culture, technology and the media.NameCategoryCurrent African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini ZumaPublic OfficeCurrent Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPublic OfficeFormer South African President Thabo MbekiPublic OfficeCurrent leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius MalemaPoliticsCurrent leader of the Democratic Alliance. Mmusi MaimanePoliticsHassan Sheikh MohamudPoliticsIvan GlasenbergBusinessElon MuskBusinessIvor IchikowitzBusinessThebe IkalafengBusinessDan MatjilaBusinessStudentsCivil societyThato KgatlhanyeTechnologyTrevor NoahMediaGugu Mbatha-RawCultureAnaso JoborwanaSportsCongratulating the nominees, Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “It takes all citizens to build South Africa’s reputation and change perceptions about our country. This applies to our continent as well. Your actions and achievements say to the world that African citizens are flying our respective national flags in a range of areas which will ultimately contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2063. You also say to other citizens of the continent that the efforts of individuals can make a difference. Brand South Africa congratulates you for playing your part,” concluded Mr Makhubela.last_img read more