Young boy airlifted to hospital following fall at Culdaff play area

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota A young boy has been airlifted to hospital following a fall in Culdaff.It is understood he was playing with friends at around 3pm when he fell awkwardly.He suffered a suspected injury to his spine and it was decided to airlift him to Letterkenny General Hospital as a precaution.He was transported to hospital by the Sligo based Coastguard Helicopter.His condition is not known. By News Highland – July 24, 2014 Previous articleDonegal is Ireland’s 5th most popular Staycation destinationNext article6th place finish for Reid in Glasgow News Highland WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Young boy airlifted to hospital following fall at Culdaff play area News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

In Peru, progress against TB

first_img Community health worker Bertha Huaman prepares an injection of capreomycin, a drug used to treat XDR-TB, as part of the program to provide aid to patients in their homes. Photos by Alonso Chero Socios En Salud in the community Parents Rebeca Cruz and Angel Reyna with Rafael, the youngest of their three children. A community health worker trained Rafael’s parents in how to stimulate him through reading, singing, and playing. “It’s a model that saves lives,” said Lecca in an interview at the headquarters of Partners In Health in downtown Boston, where he came for training in July. “Fighting TB is not just taking pills. It’s fighting poverty.”In Peru, where a third of the population of 30 million lives in poverty, every year tuberculosis affects 33,000 people and kills 4,000. Of the affected, 1,200 cases are MDR TB and about 80 are XDR. In 2010, Peru had the highest number of multidrug-resistant TB cases in the Americas.Although over the years the number of deaths from tuberculosis in Peru have declined and detection and access to treatment have improved due to the work led by Socios En Salud, there is still much to do. Despite Peru’s booming economy that has lifted thousands of people out of poverty and into the middle class, tuberculosis is far from conquered.In Carabayllo, the impoverished district where Socios En Salud started its revolutionary work 19 years ago, TB cases are on the rise. To eliminate tuberculosis in the district, the organization launched the TB Zero program a few weeks ago with the support of the local municipality.“Overcoming TB is not just an NGO’s job,” said Arturo Tapia, another physician working with Socios en Salud. “It’s everybody’s job.”To help cure patients, the organization provides free medication, food coupons, and even small business training and micro-credits to help patients make a living. Sometimes, patients have their modest houses remodeled to make sure they meet sanitary conditions.The group has joined forces with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to treat multidrug-resistant TB. It’s a partnership that allowed Peru in 2012 to achieve a higher cure rate in MDR TB (75 percent) than the rest of the world had (48 percent), according to the World Health Organization.Even driver Javier Yataco, who has worked for Socios En Salud for 13 years transporting patients from their homes to health centers because they’re too sick to walk, has noticed the changes.“When I first began to work here, of 10 sick people, only one survived,” he said. “Now it’s the other way around. Of 10, nine survive.”For Karim Llaro, who is in charge of the programs in Carabayllo, the key to success is the community-based model.“We offer not only medicines; we offer social and emotional support,” she said. “We assign them a health worker who accompanies them throughout the treatment and is trained to give moral and psychological support.”At her modest home, perched precariously on a rocky hill, Matos, who’s halfway through her two-year-long treatment, agrees. She greeted Bertha Huaman, her nursing assistant, with a hug and a kiss on the cheek when she arrived (late, because of the traffic jams that clog Lima’s roads).As Huaman gave an injection to her patient, Matos’ face contorted in pain.“Before I got sick, there was no pain in my life,” Matos said.“Don’t feel sad,” Huaman told Matos as the sun came through a window. “Because if you do, the medicine won’t work.” LIMA, Peru — On a foggy July morning in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Hilda Matos waited impatiently for the nursing technician who gives her daily injections and medicine to treat the disease that has had hold of her for the past eight years.A mother of four and a former housemaid, Matos, 44, has extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, an ailment that until recent years was considered a death sentence.But through pioneering work developed by Socios En Salud, the Peruvian branch of Harvard-supported Partners In Health, which began treating multidrug-resistant TB with a community-based model, Matos’ fate can be different.“I was dying,” she said. “I was so sick I couldn’t eat or move. And when people came to help me, that gave me support and strength to fight off the disease.”What changed Matos’ prospects was a novel protocol in which trained community health workers visit patients in their homes to make sure they take their medication until they are cured.The protocol was something that Paul Farmer, co-founder of the nonprofit Partners In Health and the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, had used in rural Haiti. It proved effective in the slums of Lima, too. Patients recovered under the attentive eyes of community health workers. Previously, treatment for multidrug-resistant TB in developing countries was nonexistent, and many patients were left to die. The World Health Organization has adopted a treatment plan based on Peru’s example.Recruiting health workers to help fight drug-resistant TB in its two forms, multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extremely drug-resistant (XDR), has been the group’s main contribution, said Leonid Lecca, physician and executive director of Socios En Salud.center_img Reyna Cruz, 2, overcame his shyness and language delays after he received help from Socios En Salud as part of an early childhood development program. Like his brother, Rafael, more than 120 children at risk of developmental delays have been helped by Project CASITA, a program Socios En Salud started in 2013. Carabayllo, the shantytown in Lima where Socios En Salud started its pioneering work 19 years ago treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Using a community-based model since 1996, the organization has helped more than 10,000 MDR-TB patients. To improve TB diagnosis among children, the organization launched pilot DETECT-Niños. A probe placed in a child’s stomach to collect saliva helps doctors detect TB.last_img read more

Mitsui and MOL Eye Subsea Support Market with AKOFS Stake Buy

first_imgAkastor has entered into a share purchase agreement with Mitsui and MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines) for transfer of 50% of its shares in AKOFS Offshore in order to form a joint venture ownership.Each of Mitsui and MOL will purchase 25% of the shares in AKOFS Offshore from Akastor.The remaining 50% will continue to be owned by Akastor.Initial net cash release for Akastor at time of transfer of the shares will be USD 142.5 million.Closing of the Transaction is subject to approval from competition authorities, and certain other customary conditions. Closing is expected to occur during Q3 2018.AKOFS currently operates three subsea support vessels. Two, including the Skandi Santos, are chartered to Petrobras and another is planned to be chartered by Equinor.last_img

Late comeback by Assam in Ranji Trophy against Jharkhand at Ranchi

first_imgArup picks up 200th first-class wicketOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam made a late comeback in the Ranji Trophy tie against Jharkhand at Ranchi today.The host was once 300-2 and heading for a huge total but some accurate bowling from Assam forced Jharkhand to finish day II at 397-8 in their first innings.It may be mentioned here that Assam today used nine bowlers in the first innings. Except for wicketkeeper Kunal Saikia and opener Rishav Das, the others were all seen in action from the bowler’s end. Also Read – President of FIH Narinder Dhruv Batra to visit Guwahati soon The star performer of the day was Jharkhand’s opener Md Nazim who played a brilliant knock of 173 runs.Chasing Assam’s first innings total of 162, Jharkhand’s openers added 117 runs for the first wicket. Later Nazim and Utkarsh Singh put another 122 runs for the second wicket which helped Jharkhand to take full control of the game. Nazim played 217 balls to score 173 runs and there were 22 boundaries and one six in his innings. The other opener Kumar Deobrat and Uttkarsh contributed 44 and 58 runs respectively. Jharkhand is now leading by 235 runs. Also Read – Shooting range opens after COVID-19 break at Kahilipara, GuwahatiMeanwhile, Arup Das, today collected his 200th first-class wicket by removing Ishank Jaggi this afternoon. Before the start of the game, the pacer of Assam, who is playing his 56th first-class game, required just two wickets to reach the milestone. Arup collected his first wicket of the day in the form of Saurabh Tiwary. Mukhtar Hussain also bagged two wickets today.Also Read: Batsmen fail as Assam manage 162 runs in Ranji trophy tie against JharkhandAlso Watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajharlast_img read more

Hoornstra: MLB’s most visible draft feels like a missed opportunity

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Therein lies a dark cloud hovering over the most visible draft in baseball history. About an hour before the Detroit Tigers were officially on the clock with the first pick, Rob Manfred sat down for questions. The commissioner was asked to address the immediate future of his league, which is embroiled in a public labor dispute between owners and players, over how and when to resume play amidst a global pandemic.“We’re going to play baseball in 2020,” Manfred said. “One hundred percent.”It was a rare moment of clarity. Everything else about the draft feels shrouded in mystery.MLB had previously proposed reducing the number of affiliated minor league teams under its umbrella. Now, some minor league teams are among the many American small businesses merely hoping to stay financially afloat while they’re forced to cancel games. Under the reported terms of MLB’s plan to eliminate 42 minor league teams, the 2021 draft would have been reduced to 20-25 rounds.The net effect is a paradox. After a dramatically shortened 2020 draft, it’s expected that more college baseball players than usual will return in 2021 to play as seniors. (Undrafted players are limited to a $20,000 signing bonus; this will likely lead more high school players to honor college commitments than usual, too.) That means the class of 2021 will be loaded with unprecedented talent. But if that draft lasts 20-25 rounds instead of 40, there will be fewer professional contracts and less money to go around.Related Articles It all adds up to a missed opportunity for the league. The primetime slot on ESPN was only made possible by the absence of other sports, made possible by a virus that spread rapidly across the globe. No baseball executive could control those circumstances.The future of minor league baseball has never looked dimmer, and that is within MLB’s control. The draft class of 2020 faces an unprecedented economic landscape if there are fewer affiliated minor league teams a year fro now. If you could ignore that reality for a few hours Wednesday afternoon, the draft made for a pretty good respite. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield In 2009, MLB moved its draft into a primetime television slot, and aired the first round live from the MLB Network studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg was the big name going into the draft. He and other first-round hopefuls were invited to attend the event in person. The thought was to mimic the more visible drafts in the NFL, NBA and NHL with the time-honored optics of the commissioner handing a young man a uniform. One problem: only one player bothered to attend. He was chosen 25th overall by the Angels, and this isn’t the first thing our grandchildren will hear when we tell them about Mike Trout.Wednesday, the draft moved back to ESPN for the first time since 2008. MLB Network also aired the event in a separate telecast with its own studio hosts. (Rounds 2-5, held Thursday, will air on MLB Network and ESPN2.) That’s given the 2020 draft a larger media platform than any of its predecessors – a necessary step toward approaching the spectacle of the NFL, NBA and NHL events.Of course, everything is weird right now, in sports and in society. When the NFL held its draft in April, commissioner Roger Goodell couldn’t hand over a single jersey because he was sitting in the basement of his home. The stripped-down event unsurprisingly shattered its previous record for television ratings. It was the closest thing to a live North American sporting event anyone had seen since the Covid-19 shutdown began.Little has changed in the last six weeks. In that regard, baseball couldn’t have picked a better time to hold a draft. The last two months have given us Zoom calls in which fans join players face to face. We’ve seen players square off against each other in their own “MLB The Show” league. We haven’t seen actual baseball games since spring training was postponed, but we’ve seen what the sport can produce with ample time to experiment.center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The draft is no exception. If you tuned in for the first time, you learned it’s shorter than any previous draft – a mere five rounds compared to the usual 40. (There’s nothing sacred about 40. The first draft, in 1965, lasted 26 rounds. In 1969, the draft lasted 90 rounds.) Ostensibly that’s because drafted players have no place to play; ordinarily they would report to a minor-league affiliate after signing a contract. There’s still some question among teams about where to send their new draftees. This is a more manageable problem when drafting five players instead of 40.The first five rounds naturally produce the best, and the most, future major leaguers. But if the absence of other sporting events made this year’s draft more compelling, other forces are acting in the opposite direction.For one, there hasn’t been a single NCAA baseball game since March 12. The road to the College World Series is littered with future stars, many of whom enjoy weeks on national television in May and June to preview their talents. Among the 21 four-year college players chosen in the first round in 2019, seven played in the College World Series.MLB wisely sought to capitalize on this by moving the 2020 draft from Secaucus to Omaha, the site of the College World Series. The draft was supposed to last 40 rounds, ending Friday. The College World Series was supposed to begin Saturday.Then the coronavirus happened.last_img read more

Help wanted: Sumner Mental Health Center receptionist

first_imgFull time receptionist opening at Sumner Mental Health Center, a community mental health center located in Wellington, Kansas.  This position requires excellent people skills, attention to detail, multitasking abilities, and flexibility.  Computer and telephone skills are required with a preference given for health care office and electronic medical record experience.  Some evening hours are required on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.  Benefits include 403(b) plan and life/disability coverage.  Applications should be submitted to Sumner Mental Health Center (attn: HR) 1601 West 16th Street, PO Box 607, Wellington, KS 67152 no later than November 28, 2014.  Equal Opportunity Employer.last_img

Independent film makes Venice cut

first_imgIndependent filmmaker, Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, is challenging the film industry with his high quality low-fi movies.(Image: Shamin Chibba) Shongwe-La Mer’s “Territorial Pissings” will feature at the 70th Venice International Film Festival at the end of August.(Image: The Whitman Independent) A scene from “Territorial Pissings” depicting dispossessed youth, which is a major theme in the story.(Image: The Whitman Independent) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sibs Shongwe-La Mer   +27 82 0700 640 RELATED ARTICLES • Triggerfish takes on the big boys • Locally-made films get Oscar nod • Local presence at global film event • Hollywood honour for local filmmaker Shamin ChibbaWhen South African low-fi filmmaker Sibs Shongwe-La Mer stood up on stage at TEDx Johannesburg, a conference where creative minds gather to share ideas, he seized the audience’s attention by asking: “What happened to that inner child? What happened to the creative we have left to die?” The 21-year-old was referring to society’s willingness to give its creative powers to a handful of industry gatekeepers.Dressed in a scruffy checked jacket, jeans, a red beanie and two silver studs hanging from his bottom lip, Shongwe-La Mer epitomised the anti-establishment message he delivered on stage. “I believe we should all just express ourselves. As an audience member let me decide what is good or not. I hate the idea of gatekeepers.”It is this courage to challenge the creative industry, coupled with some bold filmmaking, that has taken Shongwe-La Mer to the 70th Venice International Film Festival. His latest offering, Territorial Pissings, has been selected for the festival’s first edition of the Final Cut in Venice workshop, which will take place on 31 August. The programme will showcase four African films that are in post-production.Named after a song by American grunge band Nirvana, Territorial Pissings plays out over Youth Day and focuses on the conversations between disillusioned, middle-class young adults living in suburban Johannesburg. “Even though it is Youth Day, you see all these kids doing drugs, experimenting with their sexuality, and not knowing where they are. This is the generation I grew up in.”Shongwe La-Mer said every part of the film was taken from his experiences as a black youth raised in an affluent suburb, including the dramatic hanging of one of the characters in the introduction. “Suburbs are not havens. Bad things happen there.”At the festival, the film will compete against The Cat by Ibrahim El Batout of Egypt, Challat Tunes by Kaouther Ben Hania of Tunisia, and Avec Presque Rien by Nantenaina Lova of Madagascar. Producers, distributors, buyers and festival programmers will assess each film, after which they will choose the best one for the grand prize. The winner will receive more than €55 000 (R750 000 or $73 000) in technical expertise, including sound mixing, digital colour correction and special effects.Even though the festival is still to start, just being selected has already brought Shongwe La-Mer international recognition. Russian, Ukrainian and French distributors have approached him to buy Territorial Pissings to distribute it globally.Shongwe-La Mer’s low-fi films are created with little or no budget, which means he needs to use equipment ranging from a camera phone to a handheld camcorder. And as with Territorial Pissings, his production crew is no more than four people. Yet he never intended on entering the independent arena. “I make and release a lot of music; I exhibit as a photographer and I write. So filmmaking kind of came full-circle. Film, it seemed, would embody everything that I love.” Anti-establishment sentimentsHis independent style, he implied, challenged the conventional way films were made. For him, being chosen for the festival was testament to the idea that films did not need budgets or gatekeepers to be successful. “Who are these five people who have money and are dictating how things are going to be? They are not experts of the soul or spirit quality. We are. What we need is people doing things with creative ideas.”In his TEDx talk, Shongwe-La Mer said the film industry was dying. Strong words indeed, which many around him feared would anger industry role players. But he was unfazed. He added that creativity started before industry put a price tag on it. “Our history was of a free creativity way before enterprise. And now enterprise has wasted away and because of that they are saying we cannot be creative anymore. But I say, ‘No, that is not true’. This is the most beautiful time because we are returning to the roots of creativity.” Minimalist filmmaking is his messageAfter graduating from high school, Shongwe La-Mer tried to join the film industry but was rejected. After some deliberation, he realised he could produce his own films without the approval of the industry. He began by using a high-definition cellphone for filming as well as a small production crew. He quickly gained recognition online for his honest storytelling. “If you have a Facebook account there will be 2 000 people who have you in their pockets at any time.”While Territorial Pissings may depict a group of directionless youth trying to make sense of life, Shongwe-La Mer said he was not trying to punt a particular message. Instead, he held that his message lay in the way he made his films. His focus is on practical action that will encourage creativity in people. “If you do what you do in an interesting way, people will be inspired to do even better things from that platform. For a lot of people, what I spoke about on [the TEDx] stage will not hit home. Not until they pick up a camera and create something, even just for fun.” The Whitman IndependentShongwe-La Mer established The Whitman Independent, a platform for independent filmmakers, artists and photographers to showcase their work at minimal cost compared to mainstream platforms.In its short existence, it has already challenged an established gallery by representing Cape Town fine art photographer Jordan Sweke. Sweke approached the gallery on his own to ask if it would exhibit display his work, but he was turned away. But after The Whitman Independent represented Sweke in an exhibition at the same gallery, the owners praised his photography. “What is this system that is killing artists like [Sweke]?” asked Shongwe-La Mer. “After being rejected, an artist does not go to the next gallery. You know what he does? He makes a fashion photography reel and goes into advertising because he does not believe he can be an artist.”The Whitman Independent, which operates in Johannesburg and Cape Town, has hosted 15 exhibitions and two film festivals since February. It has also published its first book, Culture, a compilation of illustrations, short stories and poetry. In September, it will go beyond the confines of art when it hosts its first food day in the Mother City. “Me and the Cape Town curator were saying that the first sign of a free society is when food becomes less expensive,” said Shongwe La-Mer.View an excerpt of Territorial Pissings on the Brand South Africa blog.last_img read more

Naomi Osaka splits with coach Sascha Bajin just two weeks after Australian Open title

first_imgNaomi Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings.”Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha,” Osaka posted on Twitter on Monday. “I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.”Osaka’s agent confirmed to The Associated Press that Osaka would no longer be working with Bajin, the 2018 WTA Coach of the Year, but said there would be no further comment.Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.NaomiOsaka (@Naomi_Osaka_) February 11, 2019Less than a half-hour after Osaka’s tweet, Bajin responded to her on Twitter. He thanked her and wrote: “I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.”Thank you Naomi I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) February 11, 2019Osaka hired Bajin before the 2018 season.He previously worked with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki.Osaka withdrew from this week’s Qatar Open, citing a back injury.The 21-year-old beat Petra Kvitova in three sets in the Australian Open final on January 26.That added to her championship at the U.S. Open last September, when she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets.advertisementThose back-to-back victories made Osaka the first woman to win two major championships in a row since Williams picked up four straight in 2014-15.Osaka became the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 since Wozniacki at 20 in 2010 and the first tennis player from Asia to reach the top of the women’s or men’s tennis rankings.She was born in Japan her mother is Japanese, her father is Haitian and moved to the United States when she was 3. She has dual citizenship and now is based in Florida.Also Read | Stan Wawrinka’s ‘get well soon’ bear to Andy Murray might leave his kids fightingAlso Read | Rafael Nadal gets engaged to girlfriend Mery Perellolast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse: Sloppy defending cost Man City defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse: Sloppy defending cost Man City defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse admits they paid for “sloppy” defending in defeat to Manchester City.Saints were behind inside ten minutes when David Silva converted namesake Bernardo’s cutback, by which time the goalscorer had already been denied by a fine save from Alex McCarthy.Saints responded well and deservedly drew level through Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, but succumbed to two goals in the dying minutes of the first half that ultimately decided the game, before skipper Højbjerg was dismissed late on.“It’s a disappointing result, obviously. I think we started the game poorly and didn’t quite get into the flow of the game,” Ward-Prowse said.“I think we showed glimpses in the first half of what we’ve been working on as a team, pressing high, and the goal came from that.“I felt we were right in it, but two unlucky, sloppy goals at the end of the first half killed the game.“When you give a team like that those sorts of opportunities and chances, they’re going to run away with it, which they did.” last_img read more