MoPH hosts 1-day health fair at Palms Geriatric Home

first_imgIn observance of the month of the elderly, the Public Health Ministry hosted a health fair which saw the elderly benefitting from a number of services at the Palms Geriatric Home in Brickdam, Georgetown.Coordinator of Elderly Health at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Melissa DehaarteA doctor at the health fair attending to an elderly patient who complained about ailments affecting her dailyFolks attending the health fair at the Palms Geriatric Home, Brickdam, observing officials displaying how to cook a healthy meal with vegetablesCoordinator of Elderly Health at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Melissa Dehaarte told this publication that the health professionals at each booth had varying skill sets with respect to ailments experienced by the older citizens.“Inclusive of food and nutrition preparation, we are having blood pressure checking and blood sugar, general screening. We have dental, physical rehabilitation and just to interact with the public specifically hoping that we get mostly older persons to make them aware of the services available for them and to guide them through the process of what can happen”, Dr Dehaarte said.She stated that there is an open clinic where older persons can be screened for a variety of health issues free of cost at the Palms.According to her, there are also elderly health clubs in every region established to provide support to the Ministry’s primary healthcare network; some of these are soon to be launched as “elderly-friendly” centres.“On October 9 (today), we will be going to Linden which we have the One Mile Health Centre which will be branded as one of our elderly-friendly health centre because there we [have] our New Dawn Club which is one of our most active club in the region…on the 14th we will be going to Region Two where they have another elderly club there that would be branding as elderly-friendly in Supenaam. And finally, in Region Five, we have one of our more active clubs there that will be branded as elderly-friendly.”Additionally, the New Dawn Clubs throughout the country will be conducting various and multiple activities for the remainder of the month, all aimed at providing quality care for the elderly.The United Nation’s General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons; Guyana has selected the entire month to celebrate and recognise the elderly.last_img read more

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ELC opening date pushed back

first_imgThe Energetic Learning Campus has a new tentative completion date – September 19th.Although originally intended to be open for the start of classes in September, there has been a hold up with lighting suppliers, which has slowed down construction.- Advertisement -Luckily, the Pomeroy Sport Centre in which the facility is held has extra space and meeting rooms.It will be allowing the school district to use them in the interim.All grade 10 students registered to attend the ELC will be notified to show up there Tuesday morning.The grand opening of the ELC is scheduled for October 17th.Advertisement Pending final confirmation, Superintendent Larry Espe says it’s looking like Minister of Education George Abbott will be taking part in the opening.The ELC is expected to house between 170 and 200 grade 10 students and their teachers in its first year.last_img read more

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ExxonMobil, ‘D’ Grill Kings onboard with Team Tucker

first_imgEXXONMobil and ‘D’ Grill Kings are two of the latest entities to join Team Tucker rider Raverio Tucker ahead of the third round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) next weekend.Raveiro Tucker collects sponsorship from ExxonMobil Communications Advisor, Public and Government Affairs, Nicholas YearwoodSet for staging at the Bushy Park Raceway in Barbados, Tucker will join Team Mohamed’s Matt Truelove, Matthew Vieira and John Bennett as the Guyanese superstock contingent.ExxonMobil Communications Advisor, Public and Government Affairs, Nicholas Yearwood, has said of Tucker, “We decided that we would go ahead, not only on his riding success, but we also see that he is a good empowerment idol, at least from our end”.Tucker collects sponsorship from Leslie “Two Feet” HowellMeanwhile, ‘D’ Grill Kings have demonstrated their confidence in the irrepressible Tucker by handing him their sponsorship cheque at their restaurant at the head of Durban Street and Mandela Avenue.The CEO explained that Tucker is a young man with extreme potential, and he has expressed his confidence in Tucker’s ability to represent Guyana proudly in the upcoming championships.last_img read more

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Quarterly numbers shed light

first_imgAt least that’s what first quarter numbers compiled by the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors suggest. (The association didn’t produce quarterly numbers before, but it joined a bigger multiple listing service and a new computer system hung up churning out data in February. The problem’s been fixed and a regular quarterly perspective should be soon.) In this year’s first quarter, both the median price and home sales fell from their year ago levels. Sales fell 13.3 percent to 1,867 transactions, and the median price dipped $1,000 to $606,000. That’s too small on a percentage basis for an online calculator to crunch the number. But it works out to 0.0016 percent. It’s the first quarterly price decline since the first quarter of 1997. But the last time both sales and the median price fell in a quarter dates all the back to the 1995 fourth quarter. Finally, we have a reference point on the last two San Fernando Valley residential real estate market tankings. The current one and the Great Collapse of the 1990s. So far, a hiss accompanies price appreciation leaking air in this market. The prior one came with a pop, as in a price bubble bursting. And both did so by bigger margins. Sales fell 15.2 percent to 2,351 transactions and the median price declined 7.3 percent to 174,000. “I don’t think that this particular markets is anything like what we experienced in the early- and mid-90s,” said Jim Link, the association’s executive vice president. “I think this market is a correction based on the longest sustained increase in median prices that we can recall.” The peaks and valleys are impressive. Back in 1989, the median price peaked at $245,000 on three occasions. It took 129 months to get back above that level. And finally, the median house price – the point at which half the units sell for more and half for less – moved above the year ago level again in March of 1997. It then increased 127 consecutive months on an annual basis, finally dipping below the year ago level again in November of 2006. In the 1990s the market teeter-tottered. Sales and prices generally rose and fell in a haphazard pattern. That mostly held true for sales but prices started falling annually on a consistent basis in April 1992. We didn’t see another annual increase for 66 months. That market got hit by a one-two punch of a local economy that completely restructured first and then the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. The price bottom came at $155,000 in November 1995 but relatively attractive buying opportunities existed for about five more years. Then appreciation came in waves, and it did not take long for prices to pass levels in increments of $100,000. For example, between 1989 and 2001 the annual median averaged between $236,958 and $258,583. By 2006 the median averaged $605,917. Both markets featured different kinds of pain. In the 1990s it was falling prices and sales and rising foreclosures. This decade it became financial pain for someone trying to buy in. We can pinpoint the pain threshold in this market, though. The fourth quarter of 2005, when the median price hit $600,000 for the third time that year. “Prices outpaced buyers’ willingness to buy, not buyers’ ability to buy,” Link said. That’s one reason sales can fall for 18 months and prices barely move. Daniel Blake, director of the Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge, said the present may persist for a while. “It suggests it could continue this way for a while with basically no change in prices and really suppressed sales.” greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want 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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Tottenham to miss out on Serie A defender

first_img Davide Astori Tottenham are on course to miss out on Cagliari defender Davide Astori, with Lazio close to sealing a deal.The 27-year-old is a highly-rated defender in Serie A and has long been linked with a move away from the Italian minnows.Juventus, AC Milan and Roma have all been monitoring his situation and last season now looks set to be his last with his current club.The left-footed centre-back has been on Spurs’ radar since before Mauricio Pochettino took over at White Hart Lane but his speed and ability on the ball should still appeal to the Argentine boss’s tastes.However Lazio have put in a lot of groundwork to secure the player’s signature in recent weeks and are confident of finalising the switch before the start of next week. 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL ANTI-WATER CHARGES GROUP TO MEET THIS WEEK

first_imgAnti-Water Charges groups in Donegal are meeting this Wednesday, December 23rd in response to a call from Right2Water for a nationwide protests to be held on Saturday 23rd of January to coincide with the run up to the General Election.The purpose of the protests is to keep the issue of the water charges high on the agenda, and to remind ALL politicians that people remain committed to non-payment in significant numbers .Owen Curran of Right2Water Donegal said Anyone interested in helping to organize what they believe can be another huge statement of ‘people power’ are welcome to attend the meeting. “People have mentioned that things have gone very quiet re. the anti-water charges campaign , this is our chance to revive their interest in the campaign and to give individuals the confidence to remain steadfast in their refusal to pay.“This is also a chance for people to turn out in huge numbers as to focus the minds of ALL politicians , and to assure any incoming government that our resistance to water charges will continue until they are abolished.”DONEGAL ANTI-WATER CHARGES GROUP TO MEET THIS WEEK was last modified: December 20th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: SPURS ARE FAVOURITES TO LAND SHAY

first_imgTottenham are the new favourites to land goalkeeper Shay Given, it has emerged tonight.UK bookmakers Skybet were quoting the Lifford man at 12/1 less than three weeks ago but after seeing plenty of interest at that price the firk subsequently cut the odds to 6/1. Today, however, the company halved that price yet again and now only go 3/1 about Given moving to White Hart Lane.A move abroad could also be on the cards, with Italian side, Roma, next in the betting at 4/1. Celtic are 9/2 while Fulham(5=1) and Aston Villa(6-1)are next in the list. BREAKING NEWS: SPURS ARE FAVOURITES TO LAND SHAY was last modified: January 13th, 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)last_img read more

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Donegal Tile Centre celebrates 30 years in business

first_imgThis week Donegal Tile Centre are celebrating 30 years in business with a massive 3 Day Sale this Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday the 19th May:To celebrate 30 years in business we are offering 30% discount off a huge selection of our products and with every purchase on these three days you will receive a Discount Voucher for Rossview Interiors. Donegal Tile Centre is rightly known as the North West’s leading tile and bathroom centre since they opened in May 1988 at the Station Roundabout but as the business increased they outgrew the rented premises and acquired the site on Port Road. This move heralded a new era for the family business and they constructed Rossview Business Park which included their own state of the art showroom which opened in February 1999 and is still regarded as one of the best in Ireland. Donegal Tile Centre is part of Mc Gonagle Group which is owned by the Mc Gonagle Brothers, Eddie, Kevin , Hugh and Denis from Malin E Mc Gonagle & Sons which is another part of the business, are also well established plumbing, heating and mechanical contractors trading since 1968 when the business was set up by their late father Eddie and have been since renowned for quality workmanship throughout the North West. Their retail and trade business Allied Plumbing & Heating in Malin was set up in 1980 but they felt the need to expand and hence the move to Letterkenny and Donegal Tile Centre was set up.The highly successful Donegal Tile Centre is rightly proud of their success which they believe is only achieved by hard work and the huge effort from their dedicated staff to continually maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. “The focus from the start was to provide quality products in a prime location with easy access for customers. There stunning showroom and warehouse contains one of the largest collections of tiles and bathroom suites in the North West and the well laid out and coordinated showroom will aid any customer in choosing the perfect solutions for your home. Expert and welcoming staff are always on hand to help you and with in excess of 100 parking spaces it makes it an ideal location for customers to shop. Donegal Tile Centre Rossview Business ParkThen in July 2013 Rossview Interiors was set up expanding the business into Furniture, Bedding, Lighting and Fabric which has proven to be a huge success as it complements the existing product range and now offers the customer a ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL THEIR INTERIORS and is now appropriately known as ‘The Home of Better Deals’In addition ‘Carpet Right’ and ‘Heatmerchants’ are also located in Rossview Business Park so it makes great sense for anyone building or renovating to make that one stop visit and while you’re there why not pop in to Sonder Café for a cuppa!Donegal Tile Centre has become recognised as the foremost regional provider of top quality, stylish and exclusive design products. Some of the latest products are large format tiles such as 240cm x 120cm, 120cm x 120cm and 120cm x 60cm, a large cry from 15cm x 15cm sold back in 1988! Donegal Tile Centre offers the services of a tile design consultant who can visit your home and discuss your requirements. They also offer a comprehensive tile fitting service.Extensive range of Quality tiles at Donegal Tile CentreMassive SaleThe Massive Sale is on this Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday the 19th . To celebrate 30 years in business we are offering 30% Discount off a huge range of our products and with every purchase you will receive a ‘Discount Voucher’ for Rossview Interiors.SHOWROOM OPENING HOURS:Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm Saturday 9.30 am – 5.00pm and late opening on Thursday until 7.00 pmwww.donegaltilecentre.come-mail: info@donegaltilecentre.comSponsored Post Donegal Tile Centre celebrates 30 years in business was last modified: May 15th, 2018 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:anniversaryBusinessDonegal Tile CentreretailSALETradelast_img read more

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New Illustra DVD Released: “Call of the Cosmos”

first_img(Visited 697 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Illustra’s newest DVD showcases Psalm 19 in multiple ways.A new feature-length DVD has just been released by Illustra Media, producers of The Privileged Planet. Here is the trailer for “The Call of the Cosmos” —Psalm 19:1 famously says, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” The tools of modern astronomy enable us to see that glory as never before. As usual, Illustra brings ancient truths to glorious modern life through fantastic images, narration and interviews, and expansive music. The DVD includes seven episodes woven together that answer questions and explore mysteries about the universe and man’s place in it:How big is the universe?Are there really more stars than grains of sand?How could God care about humans on such a “pale blue dot” in a vast universe?Hear what a famous agnostic, author of God and the Astronomers, admitted about his agnosticism.Learn about beautiful auroras and how they connect to the earth’s habitability.Watch how a total solar eclipse unlocked secrets of the universe.What did astronauts say on the first trip to the moon?Be inspired by a collection of the finest space images, Scriptures and music.Those familiar with the short classic “Powers of Ten” will enjoy the opening presentation of a journey to the limits of the universe, with probably the most accurate portrayal of the large-scale structure of galaxy clusters and superclusters ever made. Each episode flows into the next seamlessly, allowing viewing by chapters separately or as one hour-long visual adventure.Quicksleeve cover. Obtain bulk copies on sale.DVD’s are declining in popularity, but not as fast as expected. There is still a significant demographic that enjoys having hard copy. There are two formats for obtaining this film in DVD format: (1) in a standard clamshell case, you can have it as part of your video library. (2) In quicksleeve format, you can obtain small copies in bulk for ministry handouts. For a short time, there is a sale on The Call of the Cosmos where you can buy 50 for $75.* Consider buying bulk copies to use as Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or handouts to unbelievers. You can also share this trailer with people on social media by embedding the link at the end.December 24 will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 crews’ reading of Genesis 1 from the moon. This is a perfect time to enjoy and share The Call of the Cosmos with your friends, family, and acquaintances.*If you subscribe to RPI’s Newsletter and to Illustra Media’s John 10:10 Project, you will get notifications of when the sale prices are available. As of this writing, you can order at the sale price now at Go2RPI.com.last_img read more

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Facebook for iPhone 3.0: Your Little Black Book?

first_imgRelated Posts Parties are fun, but a really great party means the morning after is spent untagging photographs on Facebook. You were having a perfectly good time until some amateur lens jockey decided to give you the double chin treatment and then have the gall to tag it. If you’re at all modest (or vain), you might as well start changing your privacy settings now. According to Justin Smith at Inside Facebook, Engineer Joe Hewitt just submitted the official Facebook for iPhone 3.0 app to the App Store for review. The new release will build upon a number of the community’s social features including the ability to create albums, zoom into images, improve photo tagging and add video. The current Facebook for iPhone application is used by nearly 25% of all iPhone owners or roughly 12 million monthly active users. With the new app’s photo and video features, if you aren’t diligent in your untagging, your work mates might just get an eyeful of your weekend blunders or bathing suit body. Then again, if you’re looking to land a date, this might be a great way to socialize. Facebook for iPhone 3.0 offers a great way to see status updates, rsvp to mixers and parties, and the ability to call contacts directly from the Friends page. With these new features, your social calendar might just fill up and you might end up trading in your little black book for a big blue network. While Hewitt admits that the Facebook app’s video feature is a last minute incorporation, it will be interesting to see if the decision to add it will cut into the user base of existing Twitter video apps.To keep an eye on the Facebook for iPhone application process or to discuss the app, follow Joe Hewitt on Twitter (@joehewitt)or check out the Facebook for iPhone page for new photos. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#Facebook#mobile#NYT#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dana oshirolast_img read more

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