Food For The Poor contributes to Psychiatric, New Amsterdam Regional hospitals

first_imgA total of 21 executive chairs for the staff of the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital (NARH) along with other utensils and items to be utilised by staff and inpatients of the National Psychiatric Hospital were handed over to Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence. This donation was received from Food For The Poor (FFTP), Guyana Inc.Minister Lawrence received these items on behalf of the Director of Health Services in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Jevaughn Stephens. FFTP representative and the Public Health Ministry’s Focal Point in the region, Alex Foster, said this is a usual gesture by FFTP and is warmly welcomed by the region.As the NGO’s representative in the region, Foster indicated that where needs are or whenever requests are made, FFTP steps up to the plate and meets theSome of the items donated by Food For The Poorrequired demand while catering to unrequested needs.Items contributed to the Psychiatric Hospital include two pots, one industrial stove, one tiller and other agricultural tools, clothing, bed sheets, towels, toiletries for patient’s hygiene and material for art and craft, including fabric paint.Foster pointed out that, “The patients on a daily basis need to be involved in several activities so Food For The Poor visited last month and decided that they would like to contribute and enhance the operation at the Psychiatric Hospital; this is an ongoing operation between Food For The Poor and the Ministry of Public Health.”On behalf of the hospitals, acting Matron of the NARH, Suzette August and acting Administrator Luan Sulker were both pleased with FFTP’s continued support.Minister Lawrence has been stressing to regional health administrations not to depend solely on Government for an efficient and effective service delivery.She has emphasised how important and critical it is for community involvement since Government cannot do it alone. Therefore, this contribution was welcome.last_img read more

Live election coverage tonight on and Moose FM

first_imgAs soon as the polls close at 8 PM tonight, and 100.1 Moose FM will have extensive live coverage of the results of the BC election and STV referendum. You can also follow us live on Twitter. Thoughts on today’s voting process? Why did you vote the way you did? Leave a comment below. – Advertisement –last_img

Travel advisory issued for Pine Pass

first_imgHere is the official statement from the Ministry of Transportation:Travel Advisory in affect for Highway 97 from Junction with Highway 39, south of MacKenzie to 10 km south of Junction with Highway 29, in Chetwynd (137.8 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary because of freezing rain.Crews are out sanding the highway, but residents are asked to avoid travel today.- Advertisement –last_img

Predicted England line up v Estonia: Hodgson to start with Tottenham AND Arsenal stars?

first_imgEngland take on Estonia at Wembley tonight looking to maintain their 100 per cent record in Euro 2016 qualifying.With progress to next summer’s finals in France already secured, Roy Hodgson’s charges will be hoping to emerge from their final two group fixtures with the Estonians and Lithuania blemish-free.First-team regulars like captain Wayne Rooney, Jordan Henderson and John Stones are all sidelined through injuries, while relative newcomers Danny Ings and Jonjo Shelvey are also likely to miss out.So how will Hodgson approach the game? Here, talkSPORT attempts to unpick the England manager’s mind with a predicted line up…Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see our formation. 11 Central midfield: James Milner (Liverpool) – Milner has struggled with the added responsibility in his first few months at Liverpool but his reliability and work rate should see him retain his place. 11 Right-back: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) – Clyne has made a steady start to life Liverpool and is England’s best option on the right side of defence. 11 Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Manchester City) – The undisputed England number one has been in sparkling form so far domestically and in Europe for league leaders City. Defensive midfield: Michael Carrick (Manchester United) – Carrick is England’s experienced head in midfield and his direct passing and discipline in front of his defence allows his more energetic team-mates to roam free. 11 Central midfield: Ross Barkley (Everton) – Barkley has begun the season how many England fans would have wanted – seemingly revitalised and back to the form he showcased in 2013/2014. He got off the mark for his country against San Marino last month, too. Left-back: Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) – Gibbs may well be second choice at Arsenal, but Hodgson really favours the Gunners defender. There’s a real opportunity for both the 26-year-old and Ryan Bertrand to stake a claim while Luke Shaw is sidelined. Left forward: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – Sterling has benefited from the added quality in Manchester and is growing as a player. He should terrorise the Estonian defence. Right forward: Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – Walcott has deposed Olivier Giroud in Arsenal’s attack so far this campaign and has 10 goals in his last 16 appearances, but Hodgson may look to utilise him in a slightly wider role at Wembley. 11 Centre-back: Chris Smalling (Manchester United) – Smalling has been arguably United’s player of the season so far, combining defensive surety with admirable composure in possession. 11 11 11 Centre-back: Gary Cahill (Chelsea) – Cahill is one of several Chelsea defenders struggling for form so far this season but, due to Phil Jones’s fitness problems and John Stones’s injury, should start. 11 11 11 Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Hodgson regards Kane as the natural heir to Rooney’s throne and, with the England captain and Daniel Sturridge currently sidelined, Estonia provides an ideal opportunity for the 22-year-old to vindicate his manager’s faith.last_img read more

Rangers legend Gascoigne says ‘only one Hall of Fame matters’ and trolls the SFA

first_img silverware Paul Gascoigne says he doesn’t care about being included in the Scottish Hall of Fame because he is already in Rangers’ one and that’s what matters.The Ibrox legend was due to be inducted during a dinner on 21 October, but his nomination was withdrawn because of ‘concerns’ over his health a number of other factors. MONEY 3 Gazza tweeted this as the row over his nomination for a place in the Scottish Hall of Fame continues 3 REVEALED huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice ‘Gazza‘, though, has hit back on Twitter saying: “I played some of the best football in my career at Rangers and loved the support of the fans. I don’t need to be in the Scottish Hall of Fame to be recognised as one of the best.“I feel the love and support of the people and know I was the best. Love you all, GAZZA xxxx.” BEST OF Gascoigne was an instant hit with Rangers fans from the moment he signed for the club in 1995 REVEALED Most popular football news Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury He then retweeted a video of the goal he scored against Scotland for England at Euro ’96, directing it towards the Scottish Football Association saying: “No hard feelings xxxx”. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move @ScottishFA NO HARD FEELINGS xxxx— Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) October 15, 2018News of his snub was met with widespread anger, with his former team-mate Ally McCoist telling talkSPORT: “It’s just another embarrassment for Scottish football.”“There is absolutely no doubt that Gascoigne has been one of the players to brighten up Scottish football in the last 30 or 40 years.“There have been some brilliant imports, players like Henrik Larsson, Paulo Di Canio and Brian Laudrup, but Gascoigne – it was an absolute privilege and a pleasure to play with someone of that talent.”Vinnie Jones was equally outraged and did not hold back when asked for his thoughts on the organiser’s decision, expressing his ‘outrage’ on talkSPORT.Gazza joined Rangers in 1995 to much fanfare and there was even stories the Scottish club pipped Chelsea to his signing. 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won In total he scored 39 goals in 103 games during his time in Scotland, winning two league titles, the Scottish Cup and League Cup.And he’s in good company in Rangers’ Hall of Fame with names like Laudrup, McCoist and John Greig also joining him. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai have sealed off a house in Ballybofey after a man was found shot dead.The man, who was in his 60s, was found by a family member at the house in the townland of Curraghmore.Gardai were called and the area was immediately sealed off. The man’s body remained at the scene all day and is expected to remain there tonight.Forensics officers began an investigation into the incident.However, it is understood that scenes of crimes officers want to revisit the scene tomorrow (SAT) as light was fading when the body was discovered.Gardai are keeping an open mind on the incident and have not stated if any crime has been committed. The house was sealed off and a number of people have been questioned informally as part of a routine investigation into the incident. GARDAI SEAL OFF HOUSE AFTER MAN FOUND SHOT DEAD was last modified: January 5th, 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:area sealed offBallybofeyGardaiman shotlast_img read more

Owens on verge of major-league status

first_imgJerry Owens’ baseball career appeared finished when he headed to UCLA to play football. Now it’s thriving. Owens, a Hart High product who revived his baseball dreams when he left UCLA for The Master’s College, has seen his stock as a baseball player rise so much in the past year that he could soon be in the major leagues. As an outfielder in the Chicago White Sox system, Owens led the Double-A Southern League in batting last season. He just returned from playing in the Venezuelan winter league, where he batted .356 and drew praise from White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, whose team is in need of a center fielder. Owens has been invited to Chicago’s major-league camp for spring training and is expected to be among three rookies competing for the vacant outfield job. “To have the manager of the team that won the World Series tell you he’s pleased with what you’re doing and you could be a part of his team, that feels pretty good,” Owens said, referring to an offseason conversation with Guillen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake While Guillen was in his native Venezuela to show off the White Sox’s World Series trophy, he made a point to watch Owens, who was acquired in a February trade from the Washington Nationals. Guillen was impressed enough with what he saw to give rave reviews in the Chicago media, and he said there shouldn’t be reason to worry about the vacancy in center field created by the White Sox’s trade of Aaron Rowand. “The way he played, the way he handled himself, the way he caught the ball, it really opened my eyes,” Guillen told the Chicago Sun-Times about Owens. “This kid can do a lot.” Owens, a 2003 second-round draft pick, did plenty in his first season playing above the Single-A level. In addition to batting a league-best .331, he set the Birmingham Barons’ modern-era record for stolen bases with 38, the third-best total in the Southern League. He was second in the league in runs (99) and seventh in on-base percentage (.393). His 173 hits in 130 games were 24 ahead of the league’s No. 2 total. Owens’ confidence was further boosted when he held his own in Venezuela, where rosters are dotted with major-leaguers. Despite being known for his speed, Owens is spending the offseason working diligently to get even faster. He returned home early, a few weeks before the Venezuelan season ended, to begin preparing for the upcoming season. He trains with a speed coach and does weight training. He knows improved endurance will be vital if he is in the big leagues, where the season is a month longer than what he is used to in the minors. Owens will try to approach spring training the same as usual, not wanting to be weighed down by expectations. “I don’t really look at it as more pressure,” said Owens, who has been added to the White Sox’s 40-man roster. “I’m a big believer in the fact God has a plan for my life. I’ll see where it takes me. It hasn’t always gone the way I expected. If it’s in his plans for me to be in the big leagues, I just want to make sure I’ve done everything I can to prepare for it. The last thing I want to do is not perform well and look back and say I could have worked harder and done more to prepare.” — Heather Gripp, (818)713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com160Want 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

KCCA out to pile more misery on Villa

first_imgKCCA drew 1-1 in their last league game (photo by KCCA media)StarTimes Premier LeagueSC Villa vs KCCA FCMandela National Stadium (Namboole)@4:00pmNAMBOOLE – SC Villa host Uganda cup champions KCCA at Namboole in the Startimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.KCCA held Vipers at Kitende to a draw (1-1) while SC Villa fell to Mbarara City at Kavumba (2-1) in their last encounter.SC Villa will be under assistant coaches Eddy Kawesa and Nestrooy Kizito after the fans attacked head coach Moses Basena and forced him to quite. So until the club settles the mess, the assistant coaches will take on the team.What the coaches say;Mike Mutebi (KCCA)“We are facing a team that also wants to put something onto the table, so we must deliver.We expect a good challenge and all we want are the three points.Our problem we are not effective so we are going to work on that.We must take responsibility and we score.Savio Kabugo (SC Villa player).“We are going to play a stubborn team, but we are no scared, we shall win the game.“It’s going to be a tough game but I believe we have trained enough and we deserve the 3points at home.Currently SC Villa has no injured players in their starting squad.For KCCA, Mutebi might make some changes in the squad that faced Vipers on Saturday especially in the forward line.Match facts.In their last 16 league meetings, KCCA have won on six occasions, drawing eight and losing twice.KCCA is currently 3rd with 12 points while SC Villa sits in relegation with only 3 points.Comments Tags: KCCA FCSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Why Mark Davis and the Raiders don’t deserve a fond farewell from Oakland

first_img … You only get one chance at a proper goodbye.That makes Monday night’s Raiders game at the Coliseum so strange.While we’ve known for two years that the Raiders are going to leave Oakland, no one — not the fans, the media, an emotional Jon Gruden, or team owner Mark Davis — can say for sure if the Christmas Eve game will be the final Raiders contest at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum or in the Bay Area.How do you say goodbye to a team like the Raiders under circumstances like these?last_img read more

JSE launches Shariah investment index

first_img21 July 2008The JSE has partnered with the FTSE Group to launch the FTSE/JSE Shariah Top 40 Index, opening up opportunities for those – including South Africa’s 850 000-strong Muslim community – interested in Shariah-compliant investment.The FTSE/JSE Shariah Top 40 Index is a selection of Shariah-compliant companies from the FTSE/JSE Shariah All-Share Index, with the calculation of the index and the treatment of corporate actions being similar to the FTSE/JSE Top 40.“Internationally the market for Islamic investment products is growing exponentially, at an estimated 15-20% per annum,” the JSE’s Ana Forssman said in a statement this week.“This index gives Muslim investors access to the top performing listed companies in South Africa without compromising their religious beliefs.”Huge growth potentialThe FTSE/JSE Shariah Top 40 Index is suitable for the creation of financial products, such as index funds, warrants, certificates and Exchange Traded Funds.“With approximately 1.5-billion Muslims worldwide, there is huge growth potential for investment vehicles with a faith-based mandate,” said FTSE Group Europe, Middle East and Africa MD Imogen Dillon Hatcher, adding that Shariah-compliant investment was one of the fastest growing new areas of finance globally.“The FTSE/JSE Shariah Top 40 index will provide institutional investors with an accurate Shariah benchmark as well as help providers create structured investment products tailored to the Islamic market,” she said. “Today’s launch demonstrates FTSE Group’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to investors both in South Africa and worldwide.”Complying with Shariah lawThe constituents of the FTSE/JSE Shariah Top 40 Index are screened by Yasaar Research, a well-respected authority on Shariah law.To qualify as a constituent of the index, companies undergo a detailed screening process, which filters out any organisations considered unacceptable or non-compliant according to Shariah-law, including businesses involved in conventional finance, alcohol, pork-related and non-halaal food, entertainment, tobacco and weapons.The remaining companies are then further screened according to Shariah-compliant financial criteria. In order to remain in the index, the companies are reassessed by Yasaar quarterly.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more