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first_imgPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence on Wednesday officiated at the reconstitution of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) Management Committee, which consists of a total of 15 members.In addressing members of the committee, the minister shared her vision and expectations, and noted that the committee is expected to assist in the alleviation of issues which plague the institution.“We have been attempting to address many issues using the Band-Aid methodology, and that is not how I manage things. I expect that there will be reports, and we’ll be able to analyze those reports and make interventions very quickly,” the minister said. She added that there have been deficiencies from both the ministry and from Region 10, which have been recognised and are being addressed.The minister further said she is aware there are high expectations of the PublicMinister Volda Lawrence along with Dr Farouk Riyasat and Chairman of the Committee, Mortimer MingoHealth Ministry, but urged staff to work within their means and utilise what is available.“I want to say to the Committee that I expect that you would reach outside of Government to try to alleviate some of the issues which confront the health sector at the Linden Hospital Complex”, she said, even as she acknowledged that the Public Health Ministry does not have the physical capacity to, and cannot, do it alone.She urged Committee members to ensure they operate in a transparent manner, and that there is accountability and respect for the law.“Let us zero in on the issues, and let us look for ways in which we can alleviate those issues, and alleviate (them) in a long-term fashion…,” she said.Chairman of the Committee, Mortimer Mingo, in his remarks, thanked the Public Health Minister for reposing confidence and trust in him to lead the management team.CEO of the Linden Hospital Complex, Dr Riyasat, who also made brief remarks, thanked the minister for officiating at the reconstitution of the Committee, and pointed out the importance of having guidance in the management of the Linden Hospital Complex. He said the presence of the Committee would go a long way in achieving the hospital’s vision.In the Region for only three days, the minister said she would like to have more frequent and closer interaction with the hospital’s staff. Following this assignment, she conducted a tour of the hospital, including its Maternity Ward, Intensive Care Unit, and other departments, where she interacted with staff. She also met with nurses in Region 10.The members of the committee include Councillor and educator Denise Belgrave, LHC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Farouk Riyasat, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Health Officer Dr Pansy Armstrong, former matron Naomi Cox, technician Patrick Hudson, and representatives from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LMTC), the Nurses Association Sub-Region 2, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the Linden Cancer Society, the religious community, and the People’s Progressive Party, whose members have not yet been named.last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets collide for what should be another epic series.Golden State struggled before disposing of the Clippers in six games in the first round while the Rockets’ path to the second round was somewhat easier as they toppled the Jazz in five games. The rematch of …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Five models from 75-100 hp offer compact power solutions for specialty crops John Deere unveils the 5G Series Tractors with narrow and highly-maneuverable configurations to expand the specialty tractor portfolio for vineyard and orchard producers and meet Final Tier 4 Engine emissions requirements.“The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” says Christopher Lammie, product manager, John Deere Augusta. “With two chassis widths for narrow (5GN) and vineyard (5GV) applications, the 5G Series Tractors bring John Deere utility tractor performance into specialty row applications.”The 5G Series Tractors are available in the following configurations and horsepower sizes: • 5075GN and  5075GV: 75 horsepower engine• 5090GN and 5090GV: 90 horsepower engine• 5100GN: 100 horsepower engineThe 5G Series Tractors offer a variety of benefits to vineyard producers. The new models – the 5GV and 5GN – are available in widths of 40.5 and 52 inches, respectively, reducing the chance that crops will be damaged in narrow rows. With a tighter turning radius than its 5EN predecessor, the 5GN reduces operator effort, time and fuel consumption during headland turns. Fuel tank capacity is improved over the 5EN with an option for an auxiliary 7.5-gallon fuel tank on the 5GN. Plus an increased cab width on the 5GN Series creates a larger, roomier work environment.The 5G Series Tractors maintain strong engine performance in the field, plus the 90 and 100 horsepower models can be equipped with optional Intelligent Power Management for an additional power boost. Economy PTO also comes standard in all 5G Series models, which reduces engine RPM by 15 percent, helping reduce input cost for operators.“Customers also have flexible transmission choices with the 5G Series Tractors,” adds Lammie. ”The new 5G offers a mechanical 12F/12R transmission or 24F/12R transmission with PowrReverser.”For more information on the new 5G Series Tractors, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.last_img read more

first_imgThe BJP exuded confidence on Wednesday that it would retain power in Rajasthan, where the party has set a target of achieving more than 180 seats in the Assembly elections due later this year.The president of the party’s State unit, Madan Lal Saini, said at a press conference here that the organisational tours of BJP chief Amit Shah to Rajasthan have infused a new energy among party workers; Mr. Shah will visit the State again to address the ‘Shakti Kendra Sammelan’ in Sikar and ‘SC Sammelan’ in Bikaner on Thursday.Mr. Saini said the party was geared up and prepared to work with full force to achieve the target of ‘180 plus’. The State has 200 Assembly seats.The State BJP chief also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Ajmer on Saturday on the completion of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra’ which she had begun in August. Mr. Modi will also visit the Brahma temple in Pushkar, he said. “Nearly three lakh party workers will attend the historic rally in Ajmer,” Mr. Saini said, adding that the Prime Minister will guide party workers regarding the upcoming Assembly polls in the State.Ticket distributionMr. Saini said the party will consider new faces, youths and women in ticket distribution. “New faces should come (in politics). The party would give adequate representation to youths and women in tickets,” he said.“We will come to power again. Our workers are fully prepared and we work for the nation, not for any individual,” he said.The State BJP chief also said the party has so far not received resignation of any district president of the party. The BJP has decided that those holding the post of district president will have to resign if they want to contest elections.Mr. Saini claimed that the Chief Minister’s yatra has received a good response and since she was not able to cover the Bharatpur division she will later hold public dialogues there.last_img read more

first_imgA sampling of the outpouring of love and memories from the Hollywood and sports worlds Monday following the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, many of them on Twitter:”I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of `The Green Mile.’ He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.” -Tom Hanks.”I’m devastated at the loss of Michael Clarke Duncan, one of the finest people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls – an exemplar of decency, integrity, and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible. -Frank Darabont, director of “The Green Mile.””(at)OfficialMCD I cant believe you are gone my friend. I will miss our Lakers vs Mavs bets and texts . You will not be forgotten. RIP” – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ((at)mcuban).”Michael Clarke Duncan passes at 54. A striking screen presence.”-Film critic Roger Ebert ((at)ebertchicago).”`When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason’ (tilde) Michael Clarke Duncan 12/10/57 – 9/3/12 I’ll miss you my brother..” -Dwayne Johnson ((at)TheRock).”I met Michael years ago and he was such a nice guy. Very sad” -Auto racing star Danica Patrick ((at)DanicaPatrick).”Michael Clarke Duncan always had a smile on his face & a big bear hug ready for you. My thoughts & prayers are with his family&friends. RIP” – Actress Olivia Munn ((at)oliviamunn).”RIP Michael Clarke Duncan Heaven has an amazing new angel. I will miss your smile most.” -Actress-television host Holly Robinson Peete: ((at)hollyrpeete).”I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God’s Plan.” -Comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey ((at)IAmSteveHarvey).”I am so shocked and heart broken to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan’s passing. What a man of quality. Both in his life and his work.” -Actress Alexa Vega ((at)alexavega).”So so sorry to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan, accomplished actor, proud South Sider …” -ESPN host Michael Wilbon ((at)RealMikeWilbon).”Rip Michael Clarke Duncan. We shared sum great times! C u on the other side friend… (at)OMAROSA praying 4 u & the fam.” -Actress-comedian Niecy Nash ((at)NiecyNash).”Just heard the news that (at)officialmcd passed away. My prayers go out to his family and (at)Omarosa during this very sad time.” -Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis ((at)LennoxLewis).”RIP- Michael Clarke Duncan.. A really GOOD Brother, I’ll miss U Bruh.” -Former NBA star and television host John Salley ((at)thejohnsalley).”Ahhh… (hash)michaelclarkeDuncan I loved you! Green Mile was epic. RIP (hash)gentlegiant” -Singer-actress Katharine McPhee ((at)katharinemcphee).”Man, just watched Michael Clarke Duncan in Talladega Nights last night! RIP to a terrific actor.” -TNT Sports reporter David Aldridge ((at)daldridgetnt).advertisementlast_img

first_imgA small boy was seen asking Roger Federer why he is called The Goat in a video posted by US Open Tennis on their social media handles. Soon the video went viral on the Internet with every one swooning over the boy’s funny question and Federer’s masterful tackling of the situation.For all those who are wondering who the small boy is, the boy’s name is Zizou Ahmed and he is a next generation USTA ambassador. He was at the ‘Arthur Ashe Kids Day’ programme where the 19-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer was also present at the press conference.#NetGenerationKidcaster @AceZizou met @rogerfederer. So why do they call him the ???? https://t.co/EJamIca7jr #USOpen pic.twitter.com/ipD7RaFRrQ- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 26, 2017This is how the short question and answer session at the press conference went about,  “I wanted to ask you, Switzerland is really cold right, there isn’t too much livestock., So why do they call you the goat?””Sometimes…sometimes they call me that. I don’t call myself that. We don’t have a lot of animals obviously. I am also a part of the livestock there, so”*haha*”You have been the most consistent player of all time, umm…can you continue to play for 8-9 years so that i can play you when I turn pro.””If you can make it on tour, i will make sure that I come back for you.””Is that a promise?”*Shrugs and then laughs*”Almost…almost…pinkie promise”advertisementUS Open Twitter Photo Federer has been addressed by his legion of fans as the ‘GOAT’, which stands for ‘Greatest of All Time’.His claim to the aforementioned title became stronger after his record 8th Wimbledon win, which was also the 19th major trophy overall, overwhelming Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.Reuters Photo He turned 36 on August  8, making him the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era, and is aWhen the final ended, with an ace from Federer, after merely 1 hour, 41 minutes, Federer’s fans flooded social media websites with congratulatory messages to the GOAT.last_img read more

first_imgBarbara and Frank Sinatra founded the Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational in 1988 to raise funds for the young Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.Frank gathered his golfing pals for a fun-filled weekend of golf and entertainment in support of the Center, and what was once called “Frank’s little party in the desert,” is now one of the most successful fundraising events of its kind.The 25th Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational, February 21-23, 2013, will be held at the acclaimed par 72 Eagle Falls Golf Course and the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.The renowned two day celebrity-amateur golf tournament, three nights of dinner parties with entertainment, and a spectacular luncheon and fashion show are dedicated to the memory and music of Frank Sinatra. Golf legend Ken Venturi, one of Frank Sinatra’s best friends, will co-host the event with Barbara Sinatra. Frankie Valli will headline the Saturday night Gala.Over the years, the tournament has been supported by top entertainers and athletes, including Dean Martin, Tommy Lasorda, Liza Minelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, Angie Dickenson, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Sorbo, Tom Selleck, Elke Sommer, Tom Flores, and Chad Everett. Long-time Sinatra friend and Children’s Center supporter Dick Van Dyke is the Honorary Spokesman for the tournament. Another friend of the Center and Invitational, Joe Mantegna, star of the hit television show Criminal Minds, has often said there is a very short list of things that he wouldn’t do for Barbara Sinatra. (Coincidentally, Mantegna played Dean Martin in the Emmy Award-winning HBO television movie The Rat Pack.)The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center’s mission is to provide counseling for young victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and to focus on prevention, community education and breaking the generational cycle of abuse. Barbara Sinatra is quick to thank supporters of the Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational, and is proud to say, “The children who come to us for help continue to receive the therapy they need and deserve – no child is turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.”Find out more here.last_img read more