More Corporate Entities Urged to Adopt St. Catherine Clinics

first_img Miss Needham told JIS News that the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has indicated its intention to adopt the St. Jago Park Health Centre, while employees of Sagicor Foundation focused their efforts on improving the environment at the Christian Pen Health Centre on Labour Day (May 23). Parish Manager for St. Catherine Health Services, Beverley Needham, is calling for more corporate bodies to partner with the entity to upgrade health centres in the parish under the Health Ministry’s Adopt-a-Clinic initiative.The programme, being undertaken through support from the United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora, which has already donated $5 million towards the initiative, aims to improve the general ambience of the island’s primary-care facilities and also address some of their basic resource needs.Miss Needham told JIS News that the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has indicated its intention to adopt the St. Jago Park Health Centre, while employees of Sagicor Foundation focused their efforts on improving the environment at the Christian Pen Health Centre on Labour Day (May 23).She is hoping that more individuals and entities will come on board.“As things progress, we expect more and more persons to buy into the programme of adopting a clinic in their area,” she said.Miss Needham, who was at the national Labour Day project at the Cumberland Road Health Centre, welcomed the renovations undertaken at the facility located at 114 Brunswick Avenue in Spanish Town.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, led more than 190 volunteers in carrying out improvements at the health centre.Work involved roof repairs; upgrading of bathrooms, including installation of new basins and toilets; mounting kitchen cupboards; painting; and general cleaning and beautification.Apart from the general refurbishing works, Miss Needham said that the facility is expected to receive items such as cribs, bassinets, fans and other equipment.Cumberland Road Health Centre serves a population of approximately 40,000 residents and provides healthcare services to about 12,000 persons per year.Miss Needham pointed to the need for additional space to enable the facility to offer curative services every day rather than the current two days per week.She pointed out that daily curative services at the health centre would assist in “reducing the burden of patients who show up in the emergency room at the Spanish Town Hospital”.St. Catherine Health Services has responsibility for the 26 health centres within the parish as well as the Linstead and Spanish Town hospitals. Story Highlights Parish Manager for St. Catherine Health Services, Beverley Needham, is calling for more corporate bodies to partner with the entity to upgrade health centres in the parish under the Health Ministry’s Adopt-a-Clinic initiative. The programme, being undertaken through support from the United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora, which has already donated $5 million towards the initiative, aims to improve the general ambience of the island’s primary-care facilities and also address some of their basic resource needs.last_img read more

Awilco LNG Agrees WilForce Charter Deal

first_imgNorway-based Awilco LNG ASA has secured a time charter contract for its 156,000 cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel WilForce.The company said that the ship, with tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) propulsion, has been committed on a 9-12 month deal to an undisclosed oil and gas major.Subject to customary inspection and vetting acceptance of the 2013-built ship, the contract is scheduled to commence in September 2018, subsequent to the vessel’s scheduled dry-docking.Awilco LNG said that the contract is estimated to contribute an annualised EBITDA of about USD 26 million during the charter period.Image Courtesy: Awilco LNGlast_img

Carmelo Anthony Suffers Left Ankle Sprain in Win Over

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a left ankle sprain Thursday night as he led his team to a 116-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving his status as unclear for Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Anthony suffered the injury in the third quarter after driving to the basket and being fouled by Dwight Howard. The hard foul caused Anthony to hit the floor hard and land awkwardly on his left ankle, and his left leg folded back under his body as he hit the court.Anthony was able to get to his feet after the a few seconds and made his way to the free throw line. He made 1-of-2 free throws and was quickly subbed out at the next dead ball by Steve Novak.“It was a hard foul. I couldn’t catch my fall,” Anthony said after the game. “It was an awkward fall. Right now I’m sore.”He went on to add that his left ankle, knee and hip were extremely sore, but said it was too early to say to know if he would play against the Cavs on Saturday.Knicks coach Mike Woodson said after the game that Anthony would be day to day with a slight ankle sprain. Glen Grunwald, Knicks general manager said that he did not think the injury was severe.“I’ll wake up (on Friday) and see what happens,” Anthony said.Before Anthony left the game with 6:33 in the third quarter, he was having a stellar offensive performance that had fans in Madison Square Garden in an uproar.Anthony managed to make the Lakers defense look like a middle school team as he scored 22 points in the first quarter. He was only two points shy of the franchise record set by Willis Reed and Allan Houston.“I was zoned in. I was locked in. Tonight was one of those games where I had that feeling,” Anthony said.Anthony was so locked in that he finished with 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting in just 23 minutes of play when he left the game.This was the first reunion since the Olympics that Anthony had with Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni was the Knicks coach last year before being fired and replaced by Woodson. There were reports that Anthony and D’Antoni clashed several times.But Anthony wanted to come into Thursday night not to seek revenge against his former coach, but to protect the Knicks’ perfect record at the Garden. They were 8-0 at home before entering the contest.Thursday’s night win pushed the Knicks home record to 9-0 and 17-5 on the season.If Anthony is unable to go on Saturday, this will be his third game that he has missed this season. He missed two earlier games this month against the Bulls and Heat with a cut to his middle left finger that needed five stitches.The Knicks went 1-1 without Anthony, beating the Heat by 20 points and losing to the Bulls. They hope to have Anthony against the Cavs, a team that beat the Lakers Tuesday night. read more

Miami Heat Beats Atlanta Hawks 9287 in Preseason Game

Getty Images/File Dwyane Wade said he didn’t play Monday night because he has “a bigger picture in mind.”Chris Bosh dropped 21 points and LeBron James scored nine, as the two-time defending champion Heat opened the preseason with a victory over the Hawks on Monday night in Miami.Dwyane Wade took the night off, explaining he was erring on the side of caution. He was originally in the lineup to play.“He wants me to do what’s best for my body,” Wade said, referring to head coach Erick Spoelstra. “I’ve been practicing very hard, going very hard. I could play, but I just think it’s smarter that in consecutive days of going so hard, just be smart today, rest a little bit, let my legs recover.”Bosh scored 21 points and as always, his shots were smooth and efficient. Bosh began the game with nine consecutive points. He had 19 points in the first half and finished the game 7 of 8 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line.With the exception of Bosh’s excellent performance, it was a typical preseason game –  it was sloppy and the Heat led by as many as 22 points in the second half.In the Heat’s first game of the 2013 NBA preseason, they beat the Hawks 92-87.Checkout the highlight of Monday’s game in the video below. read more

Im Here to Protect Kyrie Irving Slams the Golden

When Durant was with the Golden State Warriors last season, he went down in game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors and left with a ruptured right Achilles tendon. When the Brooklyn Nets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 23 in their season opener, Kevin Durant won’t be among the starting five, nor will he come off the bench. “[I won’t allow] anyone to infiltrate that circle of ‘Hey K, do you. Get right, we’ll be fine,’” said Irving. “We have expectations for our team, we obviously know he’s an integral part, but we’ll wait for that.” But despite many thinking that Kerr and the Warriors forced Durant to play in that finals game, Durant said it wasn’t true during an interview with Yahoo Sports in August. “I’m very patient, I’ll be over-patient with Kevin, because I don’t want anything like that to happen to anyone again,” he added. “Especially on that type of stage where it happened and then him having to answer questions about whether or not he’s coming back or not.” That’s because he’ll be out for the entire 2019-2020 NBA season with an Achilles injury that he had to get surgery for. Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent during the current offseason, as did Kyrie Irving. And on Friday, during the Nets’ press day, Irving slammed Golden State for allowing his new teammate to play in Game 5. And he also said nothing like that will ever happen in Brooklyn. “Naturally, you have to go inside the mind of a competitor, and realize that a lot of people have responsibilities as for why that ended up happening the way it happened on a national scale,” Irving explained. “We all know K was not ready to play in that environment. We all know that, whether people want to admit it or not,” he continued. “He was out 31 days and we put him on a national stage on Finals, to end up selling a product that came before the person, Kevin. And now I’m here to protect that.” Irving then said although Durant is a crucial part of the Nets’ success, he won’t allow anyone to jeopardize his health or playing future, not even for more wins. And after that Game 5 injury, many blasted the Golden State Warriors and their coach Steve Kerr for playing Durant, and they said he was far from ready after his injury from the Houston series. “I heard the Warriors pressured me into getting back,” he stated. “Nobody never said a word to me during rehab as I was coming back. It was only me and [director of sports medicine and performance] Rick [Celebrini] working out every day. Right when the series started, I targeted Game 5.” Kyrie Irving says “a lot of people” are responsible for Kevin Durant tearing his Achilles:”We all know K was not ready to play in that environment…we put him on a national stage to end up selling a product to came before the person” pic.twitter.com/usyACYCufW— SNY (@SNYtv) September 27, 2019 It was the first game back for the 6-foot-9 forward since he strained his right calf on May 8 in the Western Conference second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. “Hell, nah,” Durant continued. “It just happened. It’s basketball. S— happens. Nobody was responsible for it. It was just the game.” Kyrie Irving (left) blasted the Golden State Warriors for playing Kevin Durant (right) in Game 5 of last season’s NBA Finals. (Photos: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images Sport via Getty Images, Mike Lawrie/Getty Images Sport via Getty Images) read more

The US Is On Pace For A Lousy Olympics

Finland00.938.0 Here’s how it works: We collected Winter Olympics medal data going back to 1998, when snowboarding was added to the official program as a new sport,2As of the 2018 Games, snowboarding is the most recent new sport to be added to the Winter Olympics. and then calculated the share of medals that each country won in each sport. For example, from 1998 to 2014, the U.S. won 33 percent of all gold medals in snowboarding, to go with 17 percent of silvers and 30 percent of bronzes. (Yes, we’re pretty good at snowboarding.) Then we used those historical rates to set the baseline expectations — the expected medals — for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.3For example, anytime a snowboarding medal is awarded, we add 0.33 golds, 0.17 silvers and 0.30 bronzes to the U.S.’s expected medal tally. There is one big exception to note: The Olympic athletes from Russia use the Russian Federation’s expected-medal rates, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect the reduced number of Russian athletes competing in the 2018 Games (plus whatever other negative effects the Russian doping scandal might have on their medal tally).Add up all of those expected medals, and you can see where a country “should” be based on what it’s good at and what’s happened at the games so far. And the U.S. is definitely underperforming in South Korea, relative to expectations. Based on the events that have already been completed at the games, we would expect to have seen 18 American podium appearances thus far, which is exactly double the number the U.S. has actually had. From Lindsey Jacobellis’s coming up short again in boardercross to Mikaela Shiffrin’s shocking non-medal in slalom, Lindsey Vonn’s super-G struggles and Nathan Chen’s disappointing fifth-place finish in men’s figure-skating, no country is off to a rougher start in Pyeongchang than the Americans.The good news for the U.S., however, is that there are plenty of medal events remaining in which American athletes excel. Based on its rates over the 1998-2014 period, we would expect the U.S. to pick up about 18 more medals before the games are over, which is more than any other country’s projection. Even if that happens, however, our tracker projects that the U.S. would finish a distant fourth in the final medal table — which would be its worst showing at the Winter Olympics since 1998 — but at least it would mean the second half of the games was a lot better than the first.For Norway, this is shaping up to be its best performance at the Winter Games ever. Even though a number of their best events are over, the Norwegians should still finish strong. Indeed, if they (and everyone else) simply perform to expected baselines over the rest of the Olympics, Norway will finish first in the standings, with 34 medals, ahead of Germany and Canada. Olympic athletes from Russia*02.7916.6 Japan11.8912.0 Austria35.1917.5 Great Britain11.244.9 The 2018 Winter Olympics are basically halfway over,1Which is sad, because winter is the best kind of Olympics. and the usual suspects are off to a great start. The Norwegians, the kings of cross-country skiing, currently lead the medal table with 22 pieces of hardware, including seven golds. The Germans, who traditionally rule luge and biathlon, are not far behind with nine golds and 17 medals. The United States, meanwhile, is in a four-way tie for fifth, having nabbed only nine total medals.How many should we expect the U.S. to have at this stage of the games, though? Since medals in different sports are awarded at different times, it can be difficult to know whether a country is behind where they should be or right on track. To help with that, we created a simple medal tracker. It compares a given country’s medal count with how many we’d expect based on its historical performance in the sports that have already been completed at this year’s games. It also tells you how many remaining medals a country should pick up over the rest of the Olympics if its athletes play to form. (One note on this: We’re looking at the broad categories of events that make up the Olympics — Alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, etc. — not the specific events within those categories.) Belarus11.923.9 Canada511.71530.3 United States510.7927.1 Germany913.81730.4 Italy23.1610.3 Gold medalsAll medals Norway711.42234.1 Switzerland24.5713.7 China01.4510.9 Who will win the most golds?Medal projections based on each country’s current medals and historical performance in remaining events, as of the end of competition on Feb. 17 Czech Republic12.057.7 Liechtenstein0<0.111.0 Sweden45.6712.6 South Korea35.259.7 Slovenia00.212.1 Kazakhstan0<0.111.4 Slovakia11.233.5 Netherlands68.91320.5 *Using medal rates for the Russian Federation, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect that fewer athletes are competing this year, compared to previous games.SOURCES: Sports-reference.com, international olympic committee Australia00.935.0 Country▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼ Poland11.412.4 France34.7713.7 Spain0<0.122.0 read more

Over 400000 in illegal drugs from Bimini found

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#illegaldrugsfoundinBimini#bigdrugbustinBimini Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#bigdrugbustinBimini, #illegaldrugsfoundinBimini, #magneticmedianewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – Nearly half a million dollars in illicit drugs were seized over the weekend in Bimini.  In one case, 191.5lbs of marijuana was seized, that has a street value of $191,000 say authorities.  A 54 year old man is in custody a raid on Sunday at a house in South Bimini.Also in Bimini but in a separate arrest, 20lbs of cocaine and 10lbs of marijuana were discovered; the cocaine is said to be worth $225,000, while the marijuana is valued at $10,000.  The latter arrest was made on the seas when a vessel was searched; 42 and 43 year old men were taken into custody for the bust.   Some $420,000 in drugs from the tiny twin island of Bimini alone was netted by authorities this past weekend.Photo credit: Jones Communicationlast_img read more

11yearold girl escapes kidnapping attempt in Jamul

first_img Posted: April 25, 2018 Updated: 7:48 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJAMUL (KUSI) — Authorities Wednesday released the sketch of a man who attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl near her Jamul school.The attempted abduction was reported at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday near the Jamul Primary School at 14567 Lyons Valley Road, said Sgt. Karla Menzies of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.While on a nearby dirt trail, the girl was approached and forcibly grabbed by an unknown male. The child was able to escape, suffering a minor abrasion to an arm, Menzies said.Deputies searched the area, but did not locate any suspects or evidence.Deputies will provide extra patrols and resources before and after school hours for the remainder of the week, Menzies said.“The Jamul Dulzura Union School District is working in collaboration with the sheriff’s department to ensure the safety of all students and advises all schools in the district will start at their  normally scheduled time,” she said.The suspect was wearing a hoodie and had a scar under one of his eyes. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img 11-year-old girl escapes kidnapping attempt in Jamul April 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Midterm Elections New Faces New Focus following Democratic House Takeover

first_imgA shift in control of the House from the GOP to the Democrats following Tuesday midterm elections will have repercussions next year for congressional oversight, the defense budget and spending priorities. With the changeover, Washington Rep. Adam Smith (D) is expected to move from ranking member to chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and bring tougher scrutiny to topline spending for DOD and military personnel and planning issues, reports Defense News. Smith has said the $716 billion lawmakers allocated for national security in fiscal 2019 is too high. “The Trump White House, by and large, has let the Pentagon have a lot of free rein,” Smith said. “I think that’s inappropriate, and I think there is a real role for Congress to step in where the White House has stepped back to make sure our military is not engaged in ways” contrary to American values or interests. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more