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Nurses urged to uphold, restore respect to profession

first_imgInternational Nurses Day will be observed on Sunday and leading up to the day’s celebration, which is also Florence Nightingale’s birth anniversary, a week-long calendar of activities is in place for its observance. Launching the week of celebrations was the Regional Health Department of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Nurses gathered at the launching of the week-long observation for International Nurses DayNurses were given the opportunity to embrace this year’s theme of ‘Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit’ with a church service. They were recognised for their ability to balance the work they do while maintaining an exemplary lifestyle.With the emphasis being placed on upholding and restoring the respect of the noble profession, nurses were urged to wear their uniform with dignity since they work in the most critical division of health-care delivery.During the event, the nurses were called on to rededicate themselves to their profession.“There are challenges but I urge you to keep up the good work, the profession requires of you that you must do your best to uphold the profession… Nurses are the backbone of the health-care system… I say to you nurses that you must continue to give of your best to the nursing profession, don’t get weary in well-doing, you will reap if you faint not,” urged Matron of the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital, Susette August who has served in the profession for several years.The Department of Public Information reported that nursing is the vocation in the health-care system that employs the largest number of persons and that there can never be too many nurses, she noted. “Nurses maintain the health and wellness of patients throughout all aspects because nurses not only deal with patients with physical ailments… Patients come to us with social, emotional issues and nurses are trained along this line to assess and to really care for persons with these issues,” she is quoted by DPI as saying.Sharing similar sentiments at the brief engagement for spiritual upliftment, both Regional Executive Officer, Region Six, Kim Williams-Stephen; and Public Health Ministry’s representative Alex Foster agreed that nurses make a difference in the world and in saving lives.An appeal was also made for retired nurses to partner with policymakers to influence young nurses in the profession, to re-instil values that made the profession what it is today. The profession, which is no longer dominated by females, has seen males joining over the years which, according to Foster, shows that being a nurse is about being a person with a desire to save lives.Nurses Week is hosted in Guyana to raise public awareness of the contribution of nurses in all spheres; to saving lives and building the health system, the world over. It is also observed in recognition of Nurse Florence Nightingale who pioneered the idea of modern nursing.last_img read more

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Commissioners paid despite inactive

first_imgCommissioners of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) have been raking in super salaries over the last few months, even though the body has not been inactive.President David Granger in October last swore-in members of the much anticipated PPC, which was expected to take the brunt of the work off the shoulders of Government Ministers in the awarding of contracts.Members of the new Public Procurement Commission posed with President David Granger in October shortly after their appointmentBut Cabinet still continues to grant its no-objection to the awarding of contract because the five-member Commission has been unable to perform its duties owing to a shortage of staff.Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday, announced that Cabinet gave its no-objection for several contracts.When prompted, he explained that the PPC is still inactive because it is still in the process of recruiting competent employees.“Cabinet will stop granting its no-objection when the PPC is ready to work; they have been advertising for staff for the Commission, (and) those matters are well advanced,” Harmon stated.However, he was unable to provide a timeline for when the PPC can begin to carry out its mandate.“Once they say to us ‘we are ready to function’, then Cabinet will cease doing anything, but since these are public infrastructural projects that need to be executed, we cannot just sit and wait,” the Minister of State posited.“Once the PPC indicates that they are ready, then Cabinet will pull back,” he emphasised. Harmon also admitted that though the PPC has been inactive, the Commissioners have been receiving their salaries.“From the time they were appointed, they are entitled to those salaries,” he stated.Reports indicate that PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin is receiving $1.3 million monthly, while the other Commissioners are earning some $900,000 per month.The other Commissioners are Nanda Gopaul, Emily Dodson, Ivor English, and Sukrishnalall Pasha.According to the Procurement Act, the PPC is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the functions of all procurement systems, to ensure that they are in accordance with law and such policy guidelines, as may be determined by the National Assembly.It is also required to monitor the performance of procurement bodies, with respect to adherence to regulations and efficiency in procuring goods and services and execution of works, among other functions.last_img read more

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Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

first_imgSelke curled in the opener for Hertha in the fifth minute, but his joy was short-lived as Hertha defender Jordan Torunarigha was controversially sent off for colliding with Timo Werner just minutes later.Hertha refused to buckle, and Salomon Kalou doubled the lead with a powerful header on the half-hour mark.Five minutes after the break, Selke was denied by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on the counter-attack, only to score at the far post from the resulting corner.Not until the 68th minute did Leipzig strike back, with Willi Orban heading in a cross from Bruma.Marcel Halstenberg then headed in a long ball in injury time, but it was too little, too late for an exhausted RB side.Leipzig have failed to win any of their four league games this month, and have now dropped to fifth in the Bundesliga table, level on points with fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.In Sunday’s other game, a Leon Bailey double was not enough for Leverkusen as they were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw in Hanover.Substituted on at half-time with his team trailing 3-2, Bailey scored twice to put Bayer on course for victory, but Julian Korb’s equaliser saved a point for Hanover.Julian Brandt put Leverkusen ahead with a brilliantly controlled volley on 11 minutes, only for Ihlas Bebou to immediately head Hanover level at the other end.Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey kicks the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SV Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, Germany on December 13, 2017 © DPA/AFP/File / Marius BeckerNiclas Fuellkrug’s penalty then put Hanover in front, before Admir Mehmedi’s well-angled shot levelled the scores once more.The drama continued just before half-time, as Hanover struck on the counter attack, Felix Klaus whipping in a fine shot to restore the lead.Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich brought on Bailey at the break, and the move immediately paid off, as the Jamaican broke down the left wing and made it 3-3 two minutes into the second half.Bailey struck again 20 minutes later, putting Leverkusen into the lead with another devastating counter-attack on the left flank.However seven minutes from time, sloppy Leverkusen defending allowed Korb to squeeze in Hanover’s fourth and rescue a well-earned point for his team.“It was a crazy game, with both teams fighting from the first minute,” Bailey told Sky Sports. “We should have come out victorious, but we were not focused enough in front of goal.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Berlin’s forward Davie Selke (L) shoots to score the first goal next to Leipzig’s defender Willi Orban during the German first division Bundesliga football match December 17, 2017 © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Dec 17 – RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.Former RB striker Selke grabbed a brace on his return to Leipzig, as Hertha battled to an astonishing triumph, despite going down to 10 men early in the game.last_img read more

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Arsenal fans react to starting XI v Man United: ‘What a time to be alive!’

first_img Danny Welbeck starts for Arsenal at Man United 1 Stream Manchester United v Arsenal live on talkSPORT this Sunday February 28 2016.Arsenal are desperate for three points from their trip to Manchester United, as they attempt to win the Premier League title for the first time in 12 years.The Gunners are five points behind leaders Leicester City, with a game in hand, and victory at Old Trafford would not only put them hot on the Foxes heels, but also boost morale.In midweek Arsenal were taken apart by Barcelona at home in the Champions League, losing 2-0 to the best team in Europe.At Old Trafford, however, they will face an injury hit United side and having seen both teams’ line ups, Arsenal fans appeared confident of getting a result.last_img read more

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Jury gives millions in death of cyclist

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press A jury has awarded $12.5 million to the family of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a car driven by a woman with cataracts. A Ventura County Superior Court panel ruled Friday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the motorist on behalf of Glenn Garvin’s wife and two sons. Garvin, 49, of Thousand Oaks, was struck from behind while riding in a bicycle lane on Sept. 16, 2006. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The new Lexus that hit him was driven by 82-year-old Norma Seigel of Thousand Oaks, who recently had learned she had cataracts in both eyes. She also had been involved in another rear-end crash six months earlier. Seigel acknowledged before trial that she was responsible for Garvin’s death. last_img read more

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LADIES GAA: AGONY FOR DONEGAL GIRLS AS THEY LOSE ULSTER FINAL IN EXTRA TIME

first_imgPIPPED AT THE POST: DONEGAL LADIES U-16sLADIES GAA: There was heartache for Donegal Ladies brave U-16 girls side today when they lost out to Tyrone in the Ulster final…after taking the Red Hands to extra time.The superb game at Devinish in Co Fermanagh had ended all square at 3-12 each.But Tyrone edged away in the two periods of extra time – eventually winning 4-15 to 3-16 – a winning margin of just two points. Congratulations to the Donegal girls for a battling performance, particularly in the second half comeback.You did your county proud.Donegal: Sinead Hession; Erika Hanna (1-0), Maeve Liston, Gemma Glackin; Eimear Lafferty, Sarah Jane McDonald (0-3), Zaria Boyle; Aine McLaughlin (1-1), Kathy McLaughlin (0-3); Caroline Sharkey (1-5,1f), Blathnaid McLaughlin (0-1), Shannon McGroddy (0-1); Orla McAteer, Amber Barrett (0-3,3f), Jade O’Donnell. Subs., Caoimhe McMenamin for McAteer 44; Nicole McDermott for Glackin 70; Aine Bradley for Z Boyle 75.Tyrone: Laura Kane; Alicia McGoldrick, Edel Gray, Katy McGillion; Carla McCann, Ciara Fox, Niamh McElduff (1-0); Hannah Lydon(1-3), Melissa McCann (1-0); Grainne Rafferty (2-4,1-0 pen), Siobhan Sherrin (0-2), Emma Smyth; Aileen Tuoghey, Niamh O’Neill (0-5,2f), Niamh Brown. Subs., Lucy Arnold for McGoldrick 15; Eadaoin Fox for Rafferty 76. Referee: Gerry Sheridan (Cavan)  LADIES GAA: AGONY FOR DONEGAL GIRLS AS THEY LOSE ULSTER FINAL IN EXTRA TIME was last modified: July 29th, 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:LADIES GAA: AGONY FOR DONEGAL GIRLS AS THEY LOSE ULSTER FINAL IN EXTRA TIMElast_img read more

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ULSTER OG SPORT TITLE FOR ST. EUNAN’S U15 BOYS

first_imgThe successful St Eunans Under 15 teamSt. Eunan’s Under 15 boys were victorious in the annual Ulster Og Sport blitz in Derry today.St. Eunan’s defeated Erne Gaels (Fermanagh) in the semi-final at 2.10 to 1.01.They then defeated Clan Eireann (Armagh) in the final at 2.06 to 1.04. St. Eunan’s were under the management of Jim Clarke.ULSTER OG SPORT TITLE FOR ST. EUNAN’S U15 BOYS was last modified: September 8th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:GAASt Eunansu15.last_img read more

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Barcelona set for five-man clear-out in final days of transfer window

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 LIVING THE DREAM Latest Transfer News Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Barcelona are trying to sell ex-Arsenal man Thomas Vermaelen and four other players before the end of the month.The Blaugrana want to boost their bank balance before the transfer window shuts and are ready to sell certain players. REVEALED IN DEMAND targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets three-way race LATEST moving on RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Vermaelen, who was linked with Everton and West Ham this summer, is at the top of the shortlist but others can go too.According to Fichajes, the centre-back will be shown the door along with goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, forward Munir, striker Paco Alcacer and schemer Rafinha. The five players on Barcelona’s transfer list The quintet of players are all attracting interest and Barca are confident deals can get done in time.Ideally, the five will be sold permanently but loan offers are not off the table if they include an option-to-buy clause.last_img read more

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COLD BLAST OF SIBERIAN WINTER ON WAY AS -5C PREDICTED

first_imgDONEGAL will feel the cold blast of winter later this week, Met Eireann said today.Temperatures could hit up to 10C in some parts tomorrow – but then it will be all downhill from there!A weather front from continental Europe will draw in cold Siberian air over much of Ireland and Britain by midweek with night time temperatures as low as -5C. Said a Met spokesman: “On Tuesday it will be a very cold with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees and a sharp frost and icy patches developing. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will each be very cold a largely dry days with sunny spells.“Temperatures will only range from 3 to 6 degrees by day and will fall as low as -5 degrees in places at night. Winds will be mostly light to moderate and east to southeast in direction. Current indication suggest that next weekend will continue very cold with a risk of wintry showers.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com COLD BLAST OF SIBERIAN WINTER ON WAY AS -5C PREDICTED was last modified: January 29th, 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:coldCOLD BLAST OF SIBERIAN WINTER ON WAY AS -5C PREDICTEDdonegal weatherdonegaldaily.comfreezing temperaturessiberian windslast_img read more

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