WATCH: Belgian goalkeeper scores spectacular injury-time equalizer

January 18, 2020

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first_imgView comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Then, keeper Frans moved forward in the dying moments – a popular tactic that usually comes to nothing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNot this time, however, as Frans stuck in an acrobatic 94th-minute equalizer that would have done Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale proud. JBRELATED STORIES:Usain Bolt offered contract with Malta football clubUS headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over JamaicaADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tough back-to-back bid for Alab Pilipinas as ABL continues to growcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil KRC Gent goalkeeper Kevin Frans had a game he’ll never forget on Sunday, Oct. 14, when he helped his club salvage a point in the Belgian fourth tier by scoring a last-minute equalizer against Olsa Brakel.Awel ja ja ja…Kevin Frans!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼💪🏼🤗🤩 2️⃣-2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/i1mIoCyBIg— KRC Gent (@RacingGent) October 14, 2018Gent had started the second half trailing the hosts by two goals but were able to recover through a header from Jorgo Waeghe.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more


In support of a National Health Insurance initiative

January 17, 2020

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first_imgDear Editor,My fellow alumnus of the University of Guyana, now residing in the UK, Dr Mark Devonish, has recently advanced some very apposite points about cardiologists and the practice of cardiology in Guyana. His expressed goal is “patient information!”I will now provide, apropos, patient and personal information for Mark and the general public.In 2004/2005, the Government of Guyana (taxpayers) spent US$500,000 to send 10 Guyanese patients overseas for cardiac treatment. This averaged US$50,000 per patient. For a country like ours, this was an unsustainable situation. This led, in 2006, to the birth of the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI), which is a public-private partnership with the Government of Guyana and the Board of Directors of CHI. The cost of treatment has been continuously revised to its current position, where we can now provide care for 100 patients instead of 10 patients (2004/2005) for the same cost.Practice PrivilegesA long time ago, I decided to live and practise in Guyana and the Caribbean, and consequently did not pursue residence in North America and the UK, even though I have done advanced studies in Canada and the USA. Guyana and the Caribbean need their own citizens to develop their systems, and I am proud to be a part of this pioneering brigade. Since returning to Guyana, I have been able to provide care to patients not only in Guyana, but also in Trinidad, Jamaica, Bahamas, Tortola, St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua, Suriname, St. Vincent, Barbados and Cayman Islands.Surgical BackupDr Devonish observes that coronary angiograms and other coronary interventions should have a backup team of surgeons around. In resource-rich communities abroad, this is feasible. In Guyana, there is a paucity of personnel and equipment to facilitate this on every occasion. We are forced to work with limited capabilities until Government/private entities can provide them.With our “oil rich” economy on the horizon, we will be able to match overseas standards.There are three (3) cardiac catheterisation facilities in Guyana, and my work is mainly done at two (2) of these. A single surgery team in the city is sufficient back-up. We do have, visiting every month, a cardiac surgery team from New York that provides heart surgery for those needing it. Without early angiograms and angioplasty, people will suffer unnecessarily. I am good at it; my team is good at it; and our patients survive now, when previously they had no option.The written guidelines for Cardiology do not consider cardiac care in the developing (Third) world; therefore, we have to blaze our own paths, and adjust according to our needs and resources. Careful patient selection, improved techniques, and team growth minimise complications and adverse outcomes. We have never had a complication which required surgical rescue.StatisticsIn July 2017, I presented data of our program in Trinidad at the Caribbean Cardiac Society meeting. It showed that before implementing the new treatment protocols, there was a 28 percent rate of death for heart attack patients and an average of 8.8 days of hospital stay. After implementing the new protocols, which include angiograms, angioplasty and stenting, there was a drop in death to 2.4 percent, and hospital stay was reduced to 4.6 days. This represents a 10-fold reduction in death rates, and halving of hospital stay. If one considers that it costs US$2000–US$6000 per day to treat a hospitalised cardiac patient, this translates to savings of US$8000–US$24000 per patient.The following represents data for the first 6 months of 2018, prorated for the entire 2018.My team and I would have had approximately 8500 patient visits for clinics, admissions and inpatient consultations over one year for the two facilities I cover. Out of this, there are 382 angiograms (4.5 percent) and 270 angioplasty with stenting (3.2 percent). This represents a very small percentage of cardiac patients receiving invasive care. There are many more patients who should have the benefit of an angiogram with proper revascularisation (stent or bypass surgery), but, for various reasons, they are unable to get this level of care. Most of the complex and difficult cases are planned to occur when the surgical team is on ground or arriving.Angiogram and angioplasty with stenting are not the first choice of investigation and treatment. Several non-invasive methods are available and utilised to manage patients before any invasive procedures are done. These would include ECG, echocardiograms, stress testing, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, holter monitoring and sleep studies.Clinical audits of outcomes are mainly done by the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary, who also assisted in development of treatment protocols, training, research and infrastructure development specific for our needs and resources. Additionally, real-time consultations are done with colleagues in Trinidad when necessary. Pre-surgical assessments are done by the surgical team based in New York. My results are comparable to regional and international standards because I was properly trained by world class teachers, professors and proctors.Since returning to Guyana, I have been able to do the first implantation of an intracardiac defibrillator, first cardiac resynchronisation device, first implantable loop recorder, first pacemaker lead extractions, first radiofrequency ablation for atrioventricular node re-entrant tachycardia, first ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, first ablation for concealed retrograde accessory pathway.As the Head of Cardiology, I was instrumental in opening the first Cardiac ICU in the public sector (GPHC), and also the Cardiac ICU at Woodlands Hospital. I have established protocols for the treatment of heart attack (acute coronary syndrome), heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias based on our resources. I lead the initiative to ensure that every patient admitted to GPHC with a heart attack can have free angiogram and stenting without delay, once they meet clinical criteria. I have competent, young, dedicated and enthusiastic healthcare professionals who make up my teams, working with the singular goal of improving Healthcare in Guyana.ChallengesObviously, there is much room to grow and improve our national healthcare delivery systems. Patient and care-giver education is critical in prevention, early detection, and intervention to manage cardiovascular health. It is also true that cost is a major determining factor in seeking and providing healthcare. For this reason, I am a strong supporter for a National Health Insurance initiative to be developed in Guyana. This is what we should be debating, instead of petty personal grouses. Every citizen should have the right to the highest quality of care available without fear of discrimination, loss of dignity, or bankruptcy, regardless of gender, social status, financial means, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other criterion used to divide us. For this to occur, we would need every Guyanese and many non-Guyanese on board.Until that goal is achieved, there would be much discussion, some heated and contentious; but, hopefully, we would find consensus to benefit all Guyanese.Yours truly,Dr Mahendra Carpen; MBBS, DM, FACP, FESC, FACC(Interventional Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist)last_img read more


UP In Chaos

January 14, 2020

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first_imgA dream for a third successive presidential victory for the ruling Unity Party seems to be an illusion as it appears from all indications that the party no longer has no attraction to appease voters come 2017 as corruption scandals continue to mar the party’s future. The latest Global Witness report alleging bribes, which has rocked the government and the general public, seems to be the final nail to the party’s coffin, many have observed.The report implicated top government officials, including the UP Chairman, Cllr. Varney Sherman – who at the time was not in an active government post – of receiving close to a million dollars in bribes. This scandal is not just tarnishing the image of Liberia to the outside world but also tearing the ruling Unity Party into pieces as partisans are now split between the party chairman, Cllr. Sherman, and its standard bearer, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Cllr. Sherman is at the center of the Global Witness corruption saga, being the lawyer who was retained by the British Sable Mining company and allegedly facilitated over US$950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments to top government officials.President Sirleaf immediately set up a task force headed by Minister of State without Portfolio, Cllr. Fonati Koffa, to investigate all involved in the report. However, a defiant Cllr. Sherman indicated that he and his law firm (Sherman & Sherman) will not submit to any GOL investigation. The reason, he said, is because he and his law firm, Sherman & Sherman, “are prohibited by the law and the Liberian Constitution from divulging to anyone what we did for Sable Mining or did not do for Sable Mining when we served as their lawyers in Liberia in 2010.” Angry partisans gathered at their chairman’s residence early Monday morning when they heard news of armed LNP officers sent to Sherman’s Congo Town residence. According to his supporters, they were there to ensure that their top brass received the maximum support from the partisans.They indicated that they were also there to resist his arrest; though Court Sheriff and investigators from the LACC had indicated that they were not there to arrest him, but to effect a search warrant issued by the court.“This government has a lot of corruption cases, such as the disappearance of millions at NOCAL and Maritime to pursue, but it is not doing it; why only this Global Witness Report?” Darlington Williams, who said he is a UP partisan, said.The Secretary General of the UP, Wilmot Paye, who arrived early on the scene, spoke against the manner in which the government is handling the situation.Light was shed on the massive divisions in the party by way of profanities while expressing their frustrations with the President over how she is handling the affairs of the party and bringing its top officials into public disrepute. “The government sent armed men at 4:30 a.m. yesterday with no search warrants from the court to search the home of the chairman.“What is at hand now is a legal issue so let the chairman, who represents the image of the party, submit himself to the legal process so that he can vindicate himself. This will bring some level of sanity to the party,” a UP partisan said.He indicated that as it appears now, Sherman’s action is a disgrace to not just the party, but the entire country, and it dampens the chances of the party come 2017.UP partisans are accusing the President of masterminding the entire situation in an effort to get at the party chairman, as it was done after his 2014 senatorial victory when his certification was delayed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Vatican Envoy Presents Letters of Credence to President Weah

January 14, 2020

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first_imgPres. Weah greets Vatican Envoy to Liberia, Ambassador Reverend Monsignor Dagoberto Campos Salas, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.President George Weah has acknowledged the meaningful role the Catholic Church continues to play over the years in Liberia, an Executive Mansion release has said.According to the release, President Weah made the acknowledgement shortly after he received Letters of Credence from the Vatican Envoy to Liberia, Ambassador Reverend Monsignor Dagoberto Campos Salas, on Monday, December 10, 2018, in Monrovia.President Weah specifically pointed to the Vatican’s continued prayers for peace and prosperity on behalf of Liberia, which he said have led to stability and national harmony.While receiving the Letters of Credence from Amb. Salas, the President thanked the Vatican for the good job it has done in Liberia.Weah recalled how the Vatican, through the Catholic Church, has been standing with Liberia since the days of the late Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis.He told Amb. Salas that Liberia still needs prayers to be able to overcome challenges facing the nation and its people, “because I have had longstanding relationship and a strong belief in the Roman Pontiff whom I still cherish.”The President recalled the intervention of late Pope John Paul II when AC Milan, the team he played for in Italy, was struggling in the league. “So we believe in the Pope. And I still hold onto that. Even now in Liberia, with the help of the Vatican, we will be able to overcome our challenges,” he said.The President said there was a strong need for Liberia and the Vatican to work toward strengthening the longstanding relationship they share.Amb. Salas (Apostolic Nuncio) said he was glad to be in Liberia and to present his Letter of Credence to the President on behalf of the Vatican.He thanked President Weah for his ascendancy to the highest office of the land and for ably steering the affairs of the state since he took over the country.Amb. Salas also extolled the exceptional relationship between Liberia and Vatican through the Catholic Church, and noted government’s continued support to the Church.He expressed the hope that relations will blossom during his time as Ambassador of the Vatican to Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GET YOUR FAN PIC ON THE BIG SCREEN AT CROKE PARK

December 27, 2019

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first_imgSome Donegal Boston Fans from 2012…remember that?At this Sunday’s GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Semi-Finals between Donegal and Dublin, you can wish DONEGAL good luck in a unique way!The process itself is very simple. All you have to do is send in a picture of you and your family in your county colours, along with your name and a good luck message for the team in less than 100 characters.The best images sent in will then be shown on the two big screens in Croke Park on Sunday. This initiative proved hugely popular last week as fans from various counties sent their best wishes from locations across the world.You can tweet your images directly to @officialgaa or they can also be emailed to socialmedia@gaa.ie. Images must be sent before 1pm TODAYGet behind DONEGAL now by showing support for your team!  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GET YOUR FAN PIC ON THE BIG SCREEN AT CROKE PARK was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Big ScreenCroke ParkDonegal fanslast_img read more


Fantasy Football fans must include ‘criminally underrated’ star into their sides

December 26, 2019

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first_imgRuben Neves has been the shock star man in the Premier League and for Fantasy Football managers everywhere.Wolverhampton Wanderers welcomed Everton in their first Premier League game at Molineux since 2012. 2 While Richarlison grabbed many of the headlines with his brace, it was another 21-year-old who secretly shone.The former Porto man scored a fantastic free-kick and set up the late equalizer for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.Incredible at dead ball situations and with fantastic technique, Neves is set to light up the Premier League and will surely grab plenty of points.However, in extremely honest admission by the folks at Dream Team, the 21-year-old is ‘criminally underrated’. Neves has been picked by just 5.8% of managers 2 Neves scored a sensational goal for Wolves on the opening weekend After recording the second-highest points total in the game week, you would expect Neves to come at an eye-watering price.However, he would cost just £3million and has been picked by 5.8% of managers.As one of the first names on the Wolves’ team sheet and a deadball specialist, expect to see many more fans putting the superstar in their side.last_img read more


EUNAN HAS GUINNESS RECORD IN THE (PUNCH) BAG!

December 25, 2019

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first_imgWell-known Ballybofey boxer Eunan Devenney has officially punched himself into the Guinness Book of Records.In May last year, ex-pro boxer Eunan smacked a punchbag for two days non-stop.He had to hit the punch bag every two seconds to qualify for the exhausting record attempt. He hit the bag so hard for so long that his two big toenails fell off!HSE worker Eunan, 44, said he was delighted to finally get his certificate.As well as being an avid boxer himself, Eunan gives huge amounts of his own time to coach many young boxers at Town Towns Boxing Club.  EUNAN HAS GUINNESS RECORD IN THE (PUNCH) BAG! was last modified: June 26th, 2012 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:BOXEREunan DevenneyTwin Towns Boxing Clublast_img read more


NORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW GETS OFF TO A BLOOMING GOOD START IN CASTLEFINN

December 25, 2019

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first_imgNorthwest Garden Rose, Leeanne Sweeney from Killygordon with Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Frank McBrearty at the gates of the magnificent White House Peace Garden now open for preliminary viewing by visitors to the Northwest Garden Show.Day one of the Northwest Garden Show saw increased numbers coming through the gates at CPI Complex Castlefinn.The Show was officially opened to visitors by Sorcha McElchair, Northwest Garden Rose Leeanne Sweeney, Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty.With day two kicking off this morning at 11.00am organisers say they are hoping for swift numbers on what is traditionally the busiest day of the Show. Trash N Fashion Winners with founder Karen Murphy, Karen Murphy School of Speech and Drama.Fionnuala Gillen, wearing Warrior Princess, (second runner up) from Deela College in Raphoe; Claire McGirr, wearing Media Tech (runner up) from St. Columbas’ College in Stranorlar and winner Eimear McLaughlin from Carndonagh Community School wearing Automaton.The White House Peace Garden proved extremely popular with one visitor describing it as “an attraction that will be home to many launches, media events, international tourists and even premieres.”The White House Peace Garden, despite note being complete, showcased the vision of the CPI Committee to create a legacy garden and space, which would draw regular visitors all year round.Event Director Michael Carlin says they are impressed with the response to the preliminary viewings. “We really wanted to get feedback from visitors on the White House Garden. While it’s not fully complete you get a real sense of the magic of this place.”‘Automaton’ from Carndonagh scooped the Trash n’ Fashion title. Conceptualised by Aoife and Éimear McLaughlin the transition year students from Carndonagh Community School created an outfit that would sit very well alongside the a Formula 1 event.“All of the components which make up this outfit actually came from Éimear’s garage – nuts, bolts, circuit boards, batteries, seat belts, ropes, old mobile phones and even a shower hose,” says Aoife from Malin Head.Éimear from Malin, says their passion for design and fashion and a newfound love for trash inspired them to get involved. The girls walk away with a cheque for €1,000 for their school; goodie bags and the Trash n Fashion trophy designed by Urney Creations.In second place was ‘Media Tech’ created by TY students from St. Columba’s College in Stranorlar and modeled by Claire McGirr.In third place was Fionnuala Gillen a TY student at Deele College in Raphoe with ‘Princess Warrior’. elia Diver from Letterkenny has the best seat in house! Sam Maguire made an appearance at yesterdayFounder of Trash n’ Fashion Karen Murphy of Karen Murphy School of Speech, Drama and Communications says she was impressed with the standard of creations this year.“They just keep getting better and better and to see the confidence and the showcase nurtures their creativity and passion for design. Most notably they get a better understanding for and appreciation of recycling and how you can turn garbage into glam.”Garden Designer Tim Austen arrives at the Northwest Garden Show today to showcase his garden designs specifically commissioned for Castlefinn.Meanwhile the results of the various garden challenges will also be announced later this afternoon. With 130 exhibitors, a kids zone, artisan food marquee, Live Cooking Theatre with Brian McDermott, great food stalls and eateries, entertainment and talks, there is something for everyone at Day two of the Northwest Garden Show.Gates Open at 11am and the show ends at 6pm.Some of the fine food on display in the Artisan Food MarqueeNORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW GETS OFF TO A BLOOMING GOOD START IN CASTLEFINN was last modified: May 26th, 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:castlefinnnorth west garden showlast_img read more


Mike Fiers sharp, A’s take care of business in win over Orioles

December 21, 2019

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first_imgBALTIMORE — Take care of business. With 12 of their final 18 games against teams under .500, that’s what the A’s need do as they look to cement their position as a playoff team.So when facing a team like the Baltimore Orioles, who are on pace to finish as one of the worst clubs in baseball history, taking care of business is a must. The A’s (88-57) did that in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory to remain with a firm hold on the second American League wild card spot, three games back of the Houston Astros …last_img read more


CEH Launches Major Upgrade

December 19, 2019

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first_imgDavid Coppedge, EditorHello visitors! and welcome. We hope you enjoy our newly-upgraded Creation-Evolution Headlines — your lively and trusted site for breaking news on origins!*Our development team is still working on finishing touches. A few bugs remain to be fixed. Some other improvements are being made as time permits.Beautiful nature photography opens the welcome screen in a slideshow of the top 7 stories. Every time you refresh the page, you get new photos and quotations.As you scroll down, you’ll find lots of content here: articles on all topics in science and culture, biographies, and even (like any good newspaper must have) our own “Funny Pages.” The remaining old-style pages will be dressed up to match the new look and feel of CEH soon.One important new development is the addition of more authors. Many of these have PhD’s in science, giving you knowledgeable analysis of the news in their areas of expertise. Watch for more contributing authors over time. We want to make CEH “the place to go” for news on creation and evolution.Thanks for visiting. We hope you will share the word on your social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and other forums. The time has come to multiply our readership!*This upgrade was made possible by donations large and small from faithful readers over the last 5 years. We extend our sincere appreciation to all who participated in this project. (Visited 348 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more