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Contractor’s inefficiency hampering health care delivery in Region 2 – Chairman

first_imgBy Lakhram BhagiratFor the past 10 months a construction company has been undertaking rehabilitative works at the Suddie Public Hospital and the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), but despite several warnings from the Regional Administration the company is yet to complete its three-month contract.Debris in the compound of the Oscar Joseph District HospitalThe Region’s Vice Chairman, who also serves as the head of the Works Committee, Nandranie Coonjah, recently related to Guyana Times that the contracts for works at the hospitals were awarded in March 2017 and were expected to last three months with a one-month liability period. She added that since the commencement of the project, the contractor has been utilising three employees for both projects resulting in long delays and general inconvenience to the residents seeking medical attention.“He has the oxygen bank which hasn’t started. He has some defects work, which we coordinated to the Regional Executive Officer [REO] that is not fixed as yet and he has the Oscar Joseph District Hospital compound in a chaos, because he has all the debris he took out of the hospital lying in the compound and has refused to remove the debris from the compound,” Coonjah identified.The boarded-up washroom at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital’s Male WardIn addition to all these issues the male ward at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital at Charity has been closed for months since the toilets are overflowing resulting in the ward being flooded with sewerage. Coonjah added that this would have been raised at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) level and yet the contractor continued being complacent.The Vice Chair indicated that they would have engaged the contractor several times concerning him missing his deadlines and defective work, but all those meetings were in vain since the same issues kept recurring. She added that prior to the awarding of the current contracts the Haynes Construction Company had been accused of non-completion of projects and shoddy works in the Region.She further explained that REO Rupert Hopkinson, who was also Chairman of the Regional Tender Board, was aware of the issue.“The Chairman of the Tender Board needs to take stronger actions against the contractor, because as much as the contractor delays he is affecting quality service…we wrote to the contractor and we are dissatisfied with the work of the contractor,” she explained.On a visit to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital, this publication observed the male ward was closed and the washroom boarded up, in addition to the oxygen tanks being disconnected and broken toilet bowls, sinks and other debris lining the side of the compound. There was no contractor on site and persons at the institution indicated that it has been in that state for a number of months.Suddie Operating TheatreThe Suddie Public Hospital, which is the largest and main hospital on the Essequibo Coast, has been plagued with a non-functional operating theatre for the past two years, resulting in patients being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for minor surgeries.However, works are expected to commence for the construction of a new Operating Theatre to the tune of $36 million. Nevertheless, the project is yet to be tendered and during an interview, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt related that a $4.3 million filtration system and the extension of the drug bond at the cost of $8.2 million are also slated for the Suddie Public Hospital.Ramdatt pointed out that the non-functioning operation theatre has resulted in challenges for both the Region and the relatives of the patients, resulting in increased transportation costs and reduced staff at the hospitals.In addition, Ramdatt noted that another major concern was the lack of an efficient power backup system at the Suddie Public Hospital. He explained that the Region has a generator that was controlled by the automatic transfer system, which developed some technical issues, and the REO sole sourced a contractor to fix the defect, but it was made worse instead.He said after the generator was beyond repair, they then approached the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTAB) for the procurement of a new generator, but following delays, the tender was awarded in late November with a supply deadline at the end of December.As a short-term solution, the Public Health Ministry rented a generator from the same company, while the purchased one is yet to be installed.last_img read more

Emery needs time to rebuild Arsenal — Cech

first_img0Shares0000Work in progress: Petr Cech wants Arsenal fans to be patient with Unai Emery © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech pleaded for patience after Unai Emery’s first match as Arsene Wenger’s successor ended in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.The Gunners were largely outclassed by the Premier League champions on Sunday and struggled to implement some obvious changes demanded by Emery in the off season. Cech nearly scored an embarrassing own goal and looked uncomfortable in trying to play out from the back as City pressed high.After a series of risky passes, a long clearance by Cech was met with huge cheers from the Arsenal fans, but the veteran called for Emery’s methods to be given time.“I think they have to understand that when you start building a new team with a new manager and a completely new way it may take time,” said Cech, who kept his place in goal ahead of new signing Bernd Leno.A tough start for the Spanish coach continues next weekend against Cech’s old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea’s new boss Maurizio Sarri did get off to a winning start in his Premier League debut at Huddersfield.But Cech believes Arsenal can take heart from Chelsea’s own struggles to cope with City in losing the Community Shield 2-0 last weekend.“Next week we have another big game but we will be better prepared because we have this game behind us. I believe we pushed them more than Chelsea did in the Community Shield,” he added.Many of the concepts Emery wants to implement at Arsenal are similar to what Pep Guardiola has mastered in raising the bar at City.And the difference between a project now into its third season under Guardiola and Emery’s early days was obvious on the opening weekend of the season.“We try and build the team and create our own way of playing,” said Cech.“Obviously we have been doing that for five weeks, they have been doing that for three years now so obviously they have a big advantage.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal line-up v Leicester: January signing to make debut and Gunners’ attacker to return?

first_img Alexis Sanchez has been tipped to return agains Leicester After the pain of a defeat in the North London derby, Arsenal welcome Leicester City to the Emirates, looking to put things right immediately against the Premier League’s bottom club.Boss Arsene Wenger confirmed £35m summer signing Alexis Sanchez is back in contention after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.Jack Wilshere is also back in training, but the Frenchman in unsure when the midfielder will be fully fit for selection, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still two weeks away from a return.Will Sanchez be thrown straight into the starting XI and will Wenger hand January signing Gabriel Paulista a debut? talkSPORT takes a look…Possible Arsenal line-up against Leicester:GoalkeeperDavid Ospina had kept four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions since replacing Wojiech Szczesny, prior to the weekend.The Colombian has impressed and despite Wenger insisting Szczesny is still his number, Ospina should retain his place.DefenceGabriel moved to the Emirates for £11m in the January transfer window and Wenger may see Leicester as the ideal game to hand the Brazilian his debut.Spanish full-backs Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal have impressed in recent weeks and should continue at right-back and left-back respectively.MidfieldThe top end of the pitch could see some rotation and Theo Walcott, who was unlucky to miss out on the weekend, could come in for Danny Welbeck.Tomas Rosicky also provides Wenger with another alternative in midfield and the Czech could replace Mesut Ozil or Santi Cazorla.Alexis will be chomping at the bit to return to first-team action, but given the opposition, Wenger may take a cautious approach and start him on the bench.AttackOlivier Giroud will once again lead the line and the Frenchman will be keen for a bigger impact than the weekend.With player’s returning to full fitness, and Danny Welbeck keen to play through the middle, the pressure is on Giroud to continue to deliver.Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll up against Leicester? Comment below… 1last_img read more

Pochettino fumes as fixtures give Spurs ‘massive’ task

first_img0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino is unhappy with the fixtures ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Borussia Dortmund © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham will have a “massive disadvantage” in their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund after being forced to play Leicester on Sunday.Pochettino’s side beat Leicester 3-1 at Wembley in a Premier League match moved to Sunday to satisfy the demands of the sport’s television paymasters. In contrast, Bundesliga leaders Dortmund have an extra 24 hours rest before their Champions League last 16 first leg clash with Tottenham in London on Wednesday.Dortmund played Hoffenheim in a 3-3 draw on Saturday and Tottenham manager Pochettino made it clear he was furious with the scheduling.“I’m so disappointed and embarrassed by it. I can accept to play today if Dortmund play today and then we play on Wednesday,” Pochettino told reporters.“I can’t understand why we are playing with such a massive disadvantage.“It doesn’t mean we can’t compete, but for me it doesn’t make sense. We had one week clear to play this game and schedule it on another day.”Pochettino says Tottenham and the other Premier League teams in Europe are already at a disadvantage because of the winter breaks given to German, Italian and Spanish teams.“We came from a tough Christmas period when the teams in Germany and Spain were enjoying some holidays,” he said.“If you want to be on the same level you need the same situation.”But Pochettino insisted he wouldn’t use the fixture issue as an excuse if Tottenham fail to beat Dortmund over two legs.“It’s not going to be an excuse. Today will be the last time I say this message. I think you understand very well my feelings. The message is not Pochettino is crying,” he said.“We believe we can beat them and are going to give our best.“During this season we are fighting a lot of circumstances and this is one more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Paul Pogba latest! Juve chief claims €80m price for Man United and Chelsea target

first_img Paul Pogba 1 Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta insists the Italian club have no interest in selling Paul Pogba.The former Manchester United midfielder, who left Old Trafford for Turin in 2012, has been heavily linked with a move away this summer.Real Madrid are said to be lining up a huge offer, while United are understood to be keen to lure the Frenchman back to the Premier League, as are their domestic rivals Chelsea.Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola recently fuelled speculation his client could be heading for the exit door at Juventus by admitting his future is “uncertain”.But, while the Serie A giants claim they could receive a huge fee of up to £55million for the 22-year-old, Marotta insists they have no interest in cashing in.Talking on Radio Deejay, he said: “There are clubs prepared to pay between 70 and 80 million euros to sign him. There are many suitors for Pogba, but we do not want to open negotiations and we want him to stay with us.”last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Travel Escorts required by SITT Rural Transport

first_imgSITT Rural Transport are now seeking applications for placement on a panel for:Part-time Travel Escorts for Adults with Intellectual DisabilitiesRequirements: FETAC Level 5 Healthcare / Special Needs qualification or equivalent Experience of working with people with an Intellectual Disability would be an advantagePositions are on a fixed term contract in the Killybegs, Inver, Dunkineely Area.This position is a Split Shift day, hours are 8am to 10am and 3pm to 5pm approx and approx 20hrs per week.For application form, please email: Sitt1hr@gmail.comCompleted applications must be received no later than 4pm on Monday 24th September. CV’s will not be accepted. Job Vacancies: Travel Escorts required by SITT Rural Transport was last modified: September 11th, 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:healthcare jobsSITT Rural Transportspecial needs assistanttravel escortlast_img read more


first_imgRoyal Flush Results – Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 26/08/2012 were 11, 12, 21 & 22. There was no winner, consolation prizes went to Sean Curran Brenter, Joe Erskine & Brid McCallig. Jackpot now stands at a massive €5280 Bingo – Bingo in Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. We have now changed the books from 10 page to an 11 page book, which means a further two chances to win. Prize money of €1170 paid out, 2 of the panel prizes at €100, one at €120 & one at € 70. Three of the line prizes at €40. The additional prize for checking on the magic number on the last panel, and also a take your pick raffle is drawn on the night. The Club sincerely thank everyone who supports our weekly bingo, our Royal Flush Draw and all our Fundraising activities.  Important Notice Regarding Tickets for the All-Ireland Final – Tickets will only be available to Club Members –   For non-club members, the club will be accepting club membership until this Friday, August 31th. Please note all new members may not be guaranteed tickets as the tickets will be allocated to original members firstly, but still are increasing their chances as second and third allocations of tickets may occur from Croke Park. May all be also reminded under no circumstances will the club be allocating tickets to non-members, the only way to be in with a chance is by becoming a club member by this Friday.Strictly One Ticket Order per Club Member –When requesting/ordering a ticket, you cannot order more than one ticket; you must place a single order for yourself. Orders will be done on a single basis and under no circumstances may the ticket be passed on/sold to anyone else, doing so is risking being blacklisted from club membership for the oncoming year. Refunds will be made available if any person who purchased a ticket from the club is unable to attend.Please contact the Club Secretary Only –When ordering tickets only contact the club secretary, Stephaine Kyles on 0876307570 via text message, please do not ring during working hours. Do not contact any other club executive regarding ticket orders.Tickets must be ordered by Sunday 9th September –No concessions are available for the final therefore each ticket is set at €80. It is not advisable to order tickets for young children as there is no guarantee the tickets allocated will be seated in the same row/section as others. Family membership entitles a family to three tickets, two parents and a child.GAA: NAOMH ULTAN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 28th, 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:GAA: NAOMH ULTAN GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

What England, Nigeria, Spain and every World Cup kit would look like on F1 cars

first_imgEarlier this year, we posted a very lovely feature (if we do say so ourselves) showing what Premier League teams’ kits would look like as Formula One cars.Now the brilliantly talented Tim Holmes, in conjunction with DriveTribe, has imagined what the 32 teams playing at the World Cup would look like as F1 liveries.The results are pretty damn cool and have left us all in the talkSPORT office desperately hoping that Nigeria buy an F1 team and enter the sport!Check out the amazing designs below… 9. EGYPT 1. ARGENTINA 2. AUSTRALIA 32. URUGUAY 10. ENGLAND 5. COLOMBIA 6. COSTA RICA 18. NIGERIA 7. CROATIA 31. TUNISIA 23. RUSSIA 22. PORTUGAL 3. BELGIUM 13. ICELAND 17. MOROCCO 21. POLAND 16. MEXICO 29. SWEDENcenter_img 14. IRAN 20. PERU 32 32 25. SENEGAL 8. DENMARK 27. SOUTH KOREA 24. SAUDI ARABIA 11. FRANCE 26. SERBIA 15. JAPAN 12. GERMANY 19. PANAMA 30. SWITZERLAND 4. BRAZIL 28. SPAIN Thanks to Tim Holmes and DriveTribe for the designs and don’t forget you can listen to EVERY game at the 2018 World Cup LIVE on talkSPORT!last_img read more

Is the Michigan ‘Big House’ the largest stadium in the world?

first_img 2 2 ALTERED How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Getty who plays? gameday Despite this, the official attendance remains lower and therefore it sits at number two on the list of world’s biggest stadium.Here’s the ten largest sports venues currently around the globe, with eight in the USA:Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (Pyongyang, North Korea) – 114,000Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – 107,601Beaver Stadium (State College, Pennsylvania)  – 106,572Ohio Stadium (Columbus, Ohio) – 104,944Kyle Field (College Stadion, Texas) – 102,733Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – 102,455Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) – 102,321Bryant-Denny Stadium (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) – 101,821Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (Austin, Texas) – 100,119Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne, Australia) – 100,024 Getty center_img Liverpool and Manchester United are familiar foes.And before the Premier League season gets underway, the pair will face-off at the ‘Big House’ stadium in an International Champions Cup clash. Is the Michigan ‘Big House’ the largest stadium in the world?Originally opened back in 1927, the Michigan Stadium got the nickname ‘Big House’ due to its huge capacity and bowl-like terraces.The capacity was 72,000 when first built, but that has been gradually expanded over the years until a full-scale renovation in 2010.Since then, the capacity of the giant stadium has been 107,601.Home to the Michigan State Wolverines American football team, the record attendance was 115,109 for a 2013 game against Notre Dame. NEW ERA highlights How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? FOOTBALL LATEST Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener It is the home of the Wolverines American football team The Michigan Stadium is the largest in the USA last_img read more

Video proves Liverpool target will drastically improve Klopp’s midfield if signed

first_img BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Read In Football However, there are weaknesses in the middle of the park.Naby Keita has yet to live up to his potential, while Fabinho’s minimal action since his summer move from Monaco appears to speak for his quality – or lack thereof.This has left Jurgen Klopp relying on the most average of players, Jordan Henderson, an ageing James Milner, and Georginio Wijnaldum – who has, admittedly, performed excellently this season. Alisson instantly established himself as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper when signed from Roma over the summer whoops latest gameday cracker LATEST 2 2 It is no surprise Klopp wanted to strengthen his squad with another midfielder throughout the summer, with the failed move for Nabil Fekir, the Lyons star, clearly hurting the Reds.Another midfielder linked with a move to Liverpool is Piotr Zielinski of Napoli, who has been chased by Klopp for the last couple of summers. If there is one area of Liverpool’s squad that still needs work, it is the midfield.In Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, the Reds can call upon world class players in goal and defence, while the attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are all elite performers. scrap Zielinski is rated highly throughout European football after some excellent seasons with Napoli The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 RANKED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Last month it was reported the Merseysiders have renewed their interest in the 24-year-old Poland international, as he may become available due to a contract wrangle with Napoli.Zielinski has shown plenty over the last few years to suggest he would immediately improve Klopp’s side, and when you watch his best bits, the midfielder’s quality is even more plain to see.Courtesy of our friends at Dugout, you can check out a video of Zielinski’s highlights below… tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more