Child advocacy centres in Regions 10, 4 underway

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has recently concluded an evaluation exercise in Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and Timehri, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), where construction of Child Advocacy Centres are now underway.One of the interviewing rooms at the Linden Child Advocacy CentreRegional Health Officer, Quincy JonesThis was disclosed by Region Four Health Officer Quincy Jones, who noted that the initiative was one developed by the Social Protection Ministry in its effort to provide and properly care for vulnerable children.UNICEF has so far contributed to the initiation of these projects by donating some $4 million in equipment, including televisions, forensic kits, and computers to be utilised by the beneficiaries when the Centres are completed.“We have already received millions in donation from UNICEF for these centres and we are working to ensure each location sees the establishment of a Child Advocacy Centre before the end of 2019,” he explained.In addition, Jones said that the Centres would be housed within the Kwakwani Hospital Complex and at the Timehri Health Centre, since these were ideal locations for cases of such nature to be dealt with.“At the Kwakwani Hospital, the facility will be set up within the Hospital and at the Timehri Health Centre for that district. The Timehri Health Centre is presently under construction and the establishment for that Child Advocacy Centre was also budgeted,” Jones noted.The establishment of these new centres is the fulfilment of a promise made by the Ministry during the commissioning ceremony of a similar centre at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) back in 2018.Like the centre in Linden, these facilities will be child-friendly and staffed by counsellors, parent-skills educators as well as forensic interviewers.The Child Advocacy Centre is a child-focused, facility-based programme in which representatives from law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy work to provide healing for survivors of abuse.last_img read more

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200 mining employees being assessed for leptospirosis

first_imgRegion 1 outbreakHealth Minister Volda Lawrence has confirmed that some 200 mining employees are being assessed for leptospirosis after several workers of the Guyana Manganese Inc (GMI) fell ill and one died.Staff from the Guyana Manganese Inc boarding a plane to be air-dashed to the city for treatment at the Georgetown Public HospitalDuring an interview on the side-lines of a handing-over ceremony on Tuesday, the Health Minister also said that the Matthews Ridge Hospital was being sanitised and operations would return to normalcy soon.She added that while the current situation does not require the intervention of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ministry is working closely with the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO).Minister Lawrence noted that several tests were done on the miners and samples will be sent to the Caribbean Reference Lab, St Vincent and the Grenadines, for further evaluation.On Saturday, a medical team from the Mabaruma Hospital was deployed to Matthews Ridge. Eight persons were air-dashed to the city after one died.The symptoms the men exhibited were pain, fever, headache and respiratory distress.Meanwhile on Monday, six more miners from Matthews Ridge were flown out to the city with similar symptoms and were patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceDuring the interview on Tuesday, Lawrence noted that there were no reports of any new cases at health centres in any neighbouring villages. As such, she said there was no suspected connection to the Venezuela border situation, since only the miners who were working at a particular tunnel have been affected thus far.The manganese mining company has been instructed to halt further exploration until the Public Health Ministry and a team from the Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Social Protection Ministry advise further on the matter.While the specialists continue to work on the seven patients admitted on Saturday, results have shown that two patients tested positive for Leptospirosis, which is known to be spread by direct contact with rat urine or faeces.last_img read more

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Evacuation alert issued for Penn West camp northeast of Fort Nelson

first_imgThe Penn West Wildboy Plant is on evacuation alert because of a large forest fire burning 110 km northeast of Fort Nelson.The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality issued the alert Sunday afternoon because of the potential danger to life and health. The evacuation alert area is bounded by the longitudes 121 15.0’W to 120 50.0’W; the Pettitot River to the North; and the pipeline to the South. The evacuation area includes the Penn West Wildboy Plant.  A map of the geographical area for this evacuation alert is attached and the affected area is highlighted with a black border.  All residents, camps, and worksites within this bordered area are affected.- Advertisement -The forest fire in the area that has caused the evacuation alert, is 5 km west of the Tsea River and started on June 23.  The fire has reached over 3,000 hectares in size.Below is a copy of the evacuation alert and a map of the area affected.last_img read more

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TC Energy updates Fort St. John City Council on Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

first_imgDespite the rough start with the activities to block the movement towards construction south of Houston on the Morice River Bridge. The company now has an injunction in place to start work. Once all construction workers leave, the land is returned back to the most practical natural state with a 10 metre opening for maintenance. TC Energy wants to be accountable for being environmentally responsible and a safe projectGidden shares social media to be open and available is important to the company and now they have a FB Page to keep people up to date with what is going on. Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs, Manager of TC Energy spoke to Council at the Monday, July 8th, 2019 meeting regarding the state of their Groundbirch to Kitimat pipeline. The Sukunka Camp will be the most used camp as it will run for three seasons. This year the camp will house 300 workers. In 2020 they foresee 600 workers and in 2021 peaking at 700 workers.The camps will be self-contained including rooms that have their own washrooms, laundry, gym, kitchens generators, water supply, waste handling, security, and medical to decrease the demand on community services.With a hire local first mandate, TC Energy shared they are proud partners with communities and organizations by investing 8 million in community initiatives and 3 million in skills training and education, such as new welding booths at the new training centre at the Northern Lights College.Construction of the pipeline will create 2500 direct jobs and $400 million in subcontracting opportunities locally.Advertisement – Advertisement -The project will start in the Groundbirch area of the Peace Region with a compressor building. The first two sections of the eight construction sections take place in the Peace River Regional District. Work on that section of the pipeline will be done by the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture during this summer and winter.Currently, preparations are taking place in order to implement camps once roads are upgraded to create access. Giddens shares they are looking to August for the start date as they are slightly behind schedule due to permitting.2019 is about creating access by clearing in order to start construction. Surerus started by creating new access roads, clearing activities and clearing for the Sukunka River Camp, which will be located on clear cut back land.Advertisement Watch the full presentation from TC Energy at the Fort St. John City Council Meeting on July 8, 2019. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Representatives from the newly named TC Energy made a presentation to Fort St. John City Council on the progress of Coastal Gaslink project.last_img read more

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GAA ALL-IRELAND QUARTER FINAL: ‘I’M FIT TO START’, SAYS CAPTAIN MURPHY

first_imgDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy is fit to start against Kildare in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final at Croke Park on Saturday.An estimated 15,000 Donegal fans will be winding their way on the roads to the capital from first light on Saturday as excitement builds to the clash with Kildare.And skipper Murphy has shaken off a hamstring injury to start at full forward in what promises to be a pulsating game. There was more good news as both Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty have shaken off injuries. Leo McLoone has also recovered from his broken eye socket following a controversial club match, though he is unlikely to start on Saturday.Donegal manager Jim McGuinness is warning fans that Donegal face a very tough game against a Kildare side packed with the experience of playing in quarter finals for the past four years.“They haven’t lost a game in the qualifiers and have been in the last four All-Ireland quarter finals,” said Jim.“They have a great deal of experience at this level. There is no doubt that whatever we do, they won’t be fazed. They will do what their manager Kieran McGeeney demands of them. “Croke Park is like a second home to them and it is a tough draw for us, but we in the Donegal camp are all looking forward to the match.”But the Donegal manager knows the Donegal fans could play an important part this weekend.“The atmosphere will be electric, no doubt about that,” he said.“We were delighted with the level of support we received in the Ulster final against Derry and I think there will be many more people behind us at Croke Park.“This will give the players an added incentive to reach an optimum performance but Kildare will also have massive support.” Captain Murphy says the team have settled down again after their first Ulster title in 19 years.“Hopefully winning the Ulster Championship will stand for us. We have been on a high but we settled right back into training and there is a good positive atmosphere,” said the Glenswilly man.“But we’re looking forward now. We don’t want to dwell too much on Clones when there is so much more now at stake.”Wise words…. GAA ALL-IRELAND QUARTER FINAL: ‘I’M FIT TO START’, SAYS CAPTAIN MURPHY was last modified: July 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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:all-ireland quarter finaldonegal v kildarepreviewlast_img read more

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Animals get alternative medicine

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Whether they want a tofu diet for Tigger or a neck massage for Muffin, pet owners looking for nontraditional animal care are finding it with local veterinarians, animal experts and even those who also practice medicine on people. At Seco Canyon Animal Clinic, animals can get anything from homeopathic remedies to traditional pet care. Veterinarian Evelyn Vega, who owns the Saugus facility, learned about alternative pet care after graduating from Purdue University. Vega was making house calls with another veterinarian in the San Fernando Valley at the time she was building a client base and was surprised to learn how many clients wanted acupuncture for their pets. So she began taking acupuncture classes and then learned about other therapies for animals, from herbs to massage therapy. She offers these services to clients, many of whom don’t use alternative medicine themselves but are open to new therapies for their animals. “It’s a different thinking than Western medicine,” Vega said. “You have to think Western but think how they would make a diagnosis in Eastern terms.” Using between four and 14 needles per acupuncture session, Vega said there’s no way to know how an animal will react. She doesn’t use sedatives on them, but instead gives massages, which usually relax the animals. Many get the therapy to speed recovery from injuries or ease back pain. Most of her clients are dogs. SAUGUS – She’s tried everything for her bad back. Acupuncture. Acupuncture with electrode treatments. And now a chiropractor. Splash, the 13-year-old Dalmatian, has a condition that behaves like arthritis of the spine. And her owner, Terry Jones, is trying alternative medicines on her pooch to relieve the pain. “There are times that she stands still for one half-hour all hunched over because she can’t move,” Jones said. Eastern medicine, with its organic approach to healing, has challenged the Western way of practicing medicine in doctor’s offices for years. Now it’s reaching out to animal care. In some cases, acupuncture is used to stimulate appetite and is activated by a point at the tip of the nose. So when a mean cat with an aversion to eating came in, Vega had to get the fine needle in its nose. In the end, the feline consented. Chiropractor James Langford of Van Nuys treats dogs and cats with sore necks, jaw problems, bad backs and other alignment issues. Because cats stretch so much, they usually need fewer treatments than Fido, and can be on the mend in two to three weeks. But dogs need more time to heal. Langford sees his canine patients once a week for about a month. Sometimes longer. “It all depends on the situation,” he said. !dtpo st!Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254sue.doyle@dailynew s.com 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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COUNCIL ISSUE WARNING OVER BONFIRES

first_imgThe council has warned that bonfires are illegal.Donegal County Council has issued a warning over people lighting bonfires across the county this Halloween.Halloween can be a lot of fun especially for our children and young people and while we want everyone to have an enjoyable time, it is the time of year when we ask the community to remember that bonfires are illegal and can cause serious damage and injuries both to our environment and to our health.Bonfires are illegal and very often bonfires are built close to houses and other property and can cause serious damage and injuries particularly where the burning of highly combustible materials is taking place. In the lead up to Halloween Donegal County Council is asking local communities not to provide materials for bonfires.Suzanne Bogan, Environmental Awareness Officer with the Council states that “it is an offence to supply waste materials to parties collecting for ‘Bonfire Night’ and it is illegal to give waste to a person that does not have a waste collection permit”.She added “Donegal County Council is currently monitoring a number of locations were waste materials have been supplied as bonfire material over the past number of years and we are undertaking an audit of certain businesses to ensure that there is compliance under the relevant legislation and to ensure that waste materials are not supplied for burning on bonfires”.If you are aware of any location where materials are being stockpiled for bonfire night contact Donegal County Council at 074 91 53900 or report it online at www.donegalcoco.ie. Bonfires are harmful not only to the environment but also to human health. While traditionally wood and straw were used on bonfires in recent times materials such as tyres, mattresses, furniture, plastics, metal etc are burned on bonfires. The burning of waste is not only harmful to the environment but it is also harmful to our health. When waste materials are burned on a bonfire harmful dioxins are created and released into the air that we breathe.It is illegal to possess fireworks in Ireland that may have been legally purchased outside the country. Illegal fireworks may not be manufactured to the appropriate safety standards and can ignite prematurely causing serious injury to the user or to others in the vicinity particularly children.Members of the public are asked not to buy, use or supply fireworks and parents are requested to monitor their children and make sure they do not play with fireworks including bangers. Every year children end up tragically injured and often scarred for life after using illegal fireworks.Tips for a safe Holloween:• Parents, businesses and householders should not provide any materials for bonfires. • Do not leave material lying around that may be taken for use in a bonfire; many garage or garden shed items such as petrol, white spirits, diesel, aerosols, batteries, tins of paint, bottles and tyres are especially dangerous if set on fire.• Do not facilitate illegal bonfires or firework displays on or near your home or property.• Explain the dangers of illegal bonfires and fireworks to children and teenagers.• Keep pets indoors on Halloween night – they are sensitive to noise. • Respect the work of the Emergency Services, Council Staff and the Gardaí.• Contact the Fire Service by calling 999 or 112 if you see a bonfire being lit close to buildings, trees, overhead cables, underground services or car parking areas.COUNCIL ISSUE WARNING OVER BONFIRES was last modified: October 20th, 2014 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:bonfireDonegal County CouncilHalloweenWarninglast_img read more

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Klopp doesn’t want Chelsea job

first_imgBorussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says he would not be interested in taking over as Chelsea manager.Klopp has been touted as a strong contender for the Stamford Bridge hotseat along with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.But he told Sky: “I can turn them down straight away. I will not be moving there.“I do think it is cool that I am being named in the same breath as Mourinho and Guardiola.“That is enough for me – that is already a personal triumph. But I am not available, sorry.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Doctor sneaks in contraband into prison

first_imgThe porous nature of correctional homes in Kolkata often comes to light with the recovery of mobile phones and other articles in prisons, but not many would have suspected a doctor treating the inmates for almost a decade to be involved in crime. Late on Friday evening, the Kolkata Police arrested Amitava Chowdhury for smuggling contraband items into the Alipore Central Correctional Home, one of the high security prisons of Kolkata. Dr. Chowdhury was trying to sneak in not only a large quantity of intoxicants and alcohol but also dozens of mobile phones, spices and blades. These were recovered from him when he was on his regular trip to the prison on Friday night, the police said. “Doctor Amitava Chowdhury has been arrested. We have seized ₹1.46 lakh, 35 cell phones, four litres of alcoholic drinks along with more than 2 kg of cannabis from him,” Meeraj Khalid, Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata police (South Division), told The Hindu. According to senior officials of the State Correctional Homes administration, every year about 600-700 cell phones are seized. This has led the State government proposing amendments to the West Bengal Correctional Services Act, 1992, making possession of cell phone by an inmate a punishable act. West Bengal Minister for the Department of Correctional Administration Ujjal Biswas said the arrest of the doctor was just the tip of the iceberg.last_img read more

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Manchester City’s Revenue Rises to 535 Million Pound

first_imgLondon: Manchester City’s on-field success saw the club’s revenues swell to 535 million pound ($692 million) last season as the Premier League champions posted a profit for the fifth straight year.A 20 percent surge in broadcast revenue saw City’s income rise from 500.5 million pound in the 2017/18 season. Pep Guardiola’s men completed an unprecedented quadruple of England’s domestic trophies by winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.The sale of a host of players unable to break into the first team helped boost profits to 10.1 million pound.Prior to Sheikh Mansour’s takeover of City in 2008, the club’s revenue was a mere 87 million pound.Huge losses of over 584 million pound followed during the first six years of their ownership due to massive investment in the playing squad and facilities, including the 200 million pound Etihad Campus training ground.However, a boom in commercial and broadcast revenue brought about by continued qualification for the Champions League and four Premier League titles in the past eight seasons has seen City post a profit in each of the past five years.”As intended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour, our organisation is now at a level of maturity that enables us to plan on multi-year cycles both in terms of our management of squads and more widely across the business,” City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a statement.”This strategic planning has allowed us to create an environment in which continued on-pitch success is both possible and likely, and financial sustainability is a reality.”City’s income is still dwarfed by local rivals Manchester United’s 627 million pound revenue for the 2018/19 season.However, the gap between the two will be significantly closer this season with United expecting their income to fall to between 560-580 million pound due to a lack of Champions League football.City’s figures for this season will also be bolstered by a club record kit deal with Puma worth a reported 65 million pound a season over the next 10 years. However, the club are still under scrutiny due to an investigation from UEFA into alleged breaches of financial fair play (FFP).The investigation into City is based on leaked emails published last year by German magazine Der Spiegel that City flouted FFP regulations by inflating the value of sponsorship deals.Possible punishments include a ban from the Champions League, a transfer ban or a fine. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. manchester cityPremier Leaguerevenue First Published: November 19, 2019, 10:54 PM ISTlast_img read more

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