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8 Berbice ambulance drivers trained as First Responders

first_imgThe emergency response services for Berbice received a welcomed boost on Friday as eight ambulance drivers in the region completed emergency medical response training at the New Amsterdam Hospital.Recipients of the training exercise being taught the proper way of administering CPRSpeaking with the Department of Public information (DPI), Chief Emergency Medical Trainer for the Guyana Medical Emergency Services, Nandaram Datt said the training is part of the government’s plan to enhance the emergency response department within the Ministry of Pub-lic Health.Datt noted that often times doctors or nurses responding to a scene may require assistance and, in most cases, the drivers are present and willing to assist, but due to lack of basic training they sometimes do more harm than good. As such, the decision was taken to train drivers on the basics so that if the need arises, they can be as effective as first responders.The drivers put into practice how to correctly lift an injured personThe drivers were trained in basic life support and how to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscita-tion (CPR), how to handle a patient that may be choking, bleeding control and the proper pro-cedures for splinting a broken bone, in addition to protocols for securing and moving injured persons.Datt said the response from the drivers was overwhelming and he was pleasantly surprised at their enthusiasm and commitment to the training. Prior to the training, the drivers did not have any medical training as they were employed mainly based on their driving experience.The training was the first of many such planned for a 5-year period to cover the entire Guyana. The first phase which is currently ongoing is based in Georgetown while the 2nd phase will see the services branching out across the country based on the density of the population, until the entire length and breadth of Guyana is covered.last_img read more

Weary Tridents face Patriots at Warner Park

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League…With a nil – 5 record on their home soil, the Barbados Tridents started this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a bang, but lost momentum before the half-way mark, and never quite regained their stride.Patriots vs Stars in their last encounterThey still sit at the bottom of the table, and have had dashed their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs, while the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots secured their spot in the playoffs with a 7-wicket victory over the Jamaica Tallawahs.Tridents will now need to play for pride when they take on the Patriots in their penultimate match of the prelims at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts from 18:00hrs.Martin Guptill will need to step-up his game, as it has been heart-breaking to watch the burly New Zealand batsman produce below-par averages in back-to-back seasons of the CPL. Thus far, he has produced a total of five single-digit scores in the last seven games, with a batting average of 16.57.Hashim Amla, who was one of the big signings, looked good in the previous game against the Stars with 35 before being run out, but has performed poorly this season, as he, too, has fallen short of expectations, averaging 13.80.For a seasoned player like Dwayne Smith, his season would have been expected to go two ways; but, sadly, it has gone the wrong way, with him scoring only one 50 and averaging 21.14 for the Tridents.To make matters worse, an abdominal strain has prematurely ended the classy right-handed batsman Steve Smith’s campaign, leaving a big hole in the Tridents’ middle order.Shai Hope has impressed with the bat, averaging 37.28 for most of the tournament; and he is expected to impress in the Tridents’ last two games.However, one aspect that hasn’t been a letdown for the Tridents in this year’s CPL is the Pakistani pace duo of Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz. In the tournament so far, it has been a joy to watch Irfan bowl — the towering pacer demonstrating what is the true meaning of pace bowling by exploiting plenty of pace and bounce out of these Caribbean wickets. He now has 8 wickets to his name, and the best bowling figures in the world: 2-1.Barbados must win their remaining two games if they want to avoid finishing last at the end of this season.At this stage of the tournament, the Patriots will be frantically trying to establish the best possible XI to try and take them to the title in the CPL 2018 tournament. With inclusion of the experienced South African domestic cricketer Rassie van der Dussen, the Patriots have finally been allowed to part ways with Tom Cooper, who has had a horrendous season with the bat, averaging an even 9.With the Patriots securing their spot in the playoffs, there is no doubt that Gayle and van der Dussen will play major roles in their playoffs campaign.With Elvin Lewis and Anton Devcich having their own troubles with the willow, it is impossible to deny the amount of depth the Patriots possess in their line-up. With Gayle, Van Der Dussen and Lewis at the top of the order; followed by a variety of all-rounders such as Mahmudullah, Ben Cutting, Devcich and Carlos Braithwaite, and attacking wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Thomas, Patriots don’t have a lot to do with the ball, since they hold a major advantage over the opposition.Though Patriots haven’t dropped off in their bowling, they can always rely on the experience of Australian all-rounder Cutting, who has been a fantastic pace option, bagging 10 wickets in the tournament; and Braithwaite, who hasn’t been required to do much with the bat, but has chipped in with the ball, like Cutting.The sturdy Sheldon Cottrell will continue to lead the Patriots’ bowling attack ahead of the playoffs, as he has claimed 9 wickets and still looms as a major threat with the new ball.last_img read more

Liverpool to cooperate if FA probes Firmino-Holgate spat

first_img0Shares0000Members of the crowd help Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino back onto the pitch after he was pushed by Everton’s English defender Mason Holgate during an FA Cup third round match at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Liverpool say they will cooperate with any probe arising out of an incident between forward Roberto Firmino and Everton’s Mason Holgate during the Reds’ 2-1 FA Cup win at Anfield on Friday.The pair were involved in an angry exchange after the Toffees defender pushed the Brazilian into the front row of the Main Stand and words were exchanged that left the Everton player incensed. Referee Bobby Madley is expected to refer to the flashpoint in his match report to the Football Association and Liverpool have said they will assist in any way they can should further investigation be required.“The club and player will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities to ensure the facts are established in a thorough manner if deemed necessary or requested,” said a Liverpool spokesman.“While that process is ongoing we will not be making any further comment.”Everton manager Sam Allardyce was asked in his post-match press conference whether the incident was sparked by an alleged racist comment and said: “I’m telling you nothing until whatever systems are used to find out exactly what happened and what didn’t happen.“I’m here to talk about football, not about controversial incidents. I only want to talk about football.“Anything else outside of that that happens has to be dealt with by the authorities.”Asked whether he has spoken to Holgate, Allardyce added: “I wouldn’t tell anybody in this press conference because it is not about that for me.“That is in the other areas of the football club so I’ve left that with the director of football (Steve Walsh) and said, ‘sort that out’.”Walsh was seen in discussion with Everton’s media team in the Anfield tunnel after Allardyce’s press conference but the club have yet to make a comment.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn on the issue.“I only heard about something but I can’t say anything about it because so far I couldn’t speak to anybody and I think, from now on, first of all the club will answer,” he said.“I don’t really know anything about it. I misjudged the situation obviously completely, because I thought it was about a Holgate foul.”Soon after the final whistle Holgate deleted his Twitter account.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Done deal! Chelsea confirm signing of £17m defender

first_img1 Chelsea have completed the signing of Baba Abdul-Rahman, it has been announced.The Blues have been chasing the defender all summer, set to be a replacement for the departed Filipe Luis, and the move has finally been sealed.The left-back has put pen to paper on a five-year contract, rumoured to be worth around £20million after the two teams agreed a £17million fee for his services.Rahman Baba spent only one season with Augsburg after joining from SpVgg Greuther Furth last summer.He played 31 Bundesliga matches and claimed four assists during the campaign and will now battle with Cesar Azpilicueta for a starting role. Baba Abdul-Rahman last_img


first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is to be quizzed over its planning on the controversial new traffic lights at the LYIT.The new lights at the LYIT in Letterkenny.The installation of the lights has caused serious tailbacks in the town at certain times since they were turned on two weeks ago.Now local councillor Gerry McMonagle is to ask the council if a traffic survey was done before the lights were put up outside the college on the Port Road. Cllr McMonagle said there is no question the lights have led to traffic tailbacks at vital times during the day.“The evidence is there for all to see – since the lights went on there has been a serious traffic build-up in the town at vital times including morning, lunch and tea time when people are going home.“There is obviously an issue with the sequencing of the lights and they may need to be looked at to try and sort this out,” he said.The Sinn Fein councillor said he is merely asking the question as to what traffic survey, if any, was carried out by the council to see the impact of the lights. “I have to say I am not aware that any survey was done – perhaps there was.“If there was, I would like to know what the results were because it is obvious there are problems with the lights at the moment,” he said.  COUNCIL TO BE QUIZZED ON TRAFFIC SURVEY OVER LIGHTS DEBACLE was last modified: October 14th, 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:LYITtraffic lightstraffic surveylast_img read more


first_imgOne man has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital this afternoon following a two car crash just outside Dungloe.The smash happened on the Sheskinarone road at Meenmore East just after 2pm.Emergency services including Gardai, fire crew and ambulance attended. It is thought the injured man, the driver of one of the vehicles, is not seriously injured. MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH was last modified: July 31st, 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)last_img read more


first_imgDD EXCLUSIVE: A young woman has been turned down for a nanny’s job in Russia after being told her Donegal accent was too strong.Former Rose of Tralee finalist Grainne Boyle, who holds a Masters in Education, applied for the job through the prestigious Bonne International Nanny Agency in London.The 25 year old completed a Skype interview last week and was told she had more than adequate qualifications for the position in Moscow. However Grainne, from Gartan, was turned down because her Irish accent was too strong.The Special Needs teacher, who was the Dubai Rose of Tralee in the 2011 Contest, admits she is maddened by the outcome considering she previously worked in Russia.“I am amused but I am also a little maddened by it all. I don’t think accent is an issue as it has been proven that children pick up their accents from their peers and not their teachers,” she told Donegal Daily.The Recruitment Manager at the Bonne International Nanny Agency on famous Harley Street said families are all after nannies with “BBC English.” “Unfortunately accent is probably the first criteria by which families choose candidates. Everyone is after BBC English.“We have employed a few people from Ireland this last year, but due to the strong Irish accent I have had to turn down more people than I would have liked to,” admitted agency boss Anna Gremitskikh.In a letter to Grainne, Ms Gremitskikh admitted that her CV and interview were great but that they could not move forward.“I’m sure you understand that as an agency we are tied to what requirements the families set us and so it is often quite frustrating for us to turn down candidates who are perfectly good except for this one aspect,” she added while admitting Grainne had a “fantastic CV.”The young Donegal woman was told that unfortunately she will not be considered for any nanny positions with the Bonne Agency around the world because of her strong accent. However, Grainne, the daughter of Grace and James Boyle, said she understood the company had been recruiting in Dublin earlier this year.A triathlete and former Donegal Sports Star winner, Grainne’s mum Grace is the former Donegal GAA County Treasurer and dad James was a former Donegal County Council engineer.She added “I don’t know anybody west of the Irish Sea with the so-called BBC accent“I’m proud of my Donegal accent and I don’t think I’ll be changing it. “I’m annoyed but more amused. I don’t think it will stop me getting a job but I do think it is a little short-sighted.“But the agency knows their clients best and they have to keep them happy,” she laughed.TEACHER TURNED DOWN FOR NANNY JOB BECAUSE DONEGAL ACCENT TOO STRONG was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Bonne INternational Nanny Agencydonegal accentGrainne BoyleRose of TraleeRussialast_img read more

Truck deaths mount in state

first_imgWASHINGTON – Deadly big-rig crashes are piling up on California freeways, putting the Golden State second only to Texas in the sheer number of annual truck fatalities, a study released Monday found. While the number of per-capita fatalities in California is fairly low – about 1.16 crash deaths per 100,000 people compared with 8.09 deaths per 100,000 people in Wyoming – deadly truck crashes in the state have risen two years in a row. Last year, California had 415 fatal truck crashes. Nationally, 5,190 people died last year in truck crashes. The Truck Safety Coalition, made up of four consumer safety groups that released the study, maintain that trucker fatigue is the top reason for deadly crashes. It called on federal officials to limit the number of hours drivers can be on the road before they must pull over to sleep. He also noted that while the raw numbers of crashes have gone up recently, when fatalities are calculated per 100 million miles, California has seen a steady decline. Since 1997, the number of California highway miles traveled by truckers annually has shot up from 14.5 billion miles to 18.9 billion. The state suffered 1.65 deaths per 100 million miles, lower than the federal fatality goal for the year. Activists also said Monday that they are outraged by a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory ordering regulators not to cite or even document noncompliance with the rules until December. The group issued a “travel warning” to motorists telling them to be especially wary of trucks in the next few months. “Bad as the rule is, they’re not even going to enforce that,” Claybrook said. “This is an invitation to death and injury for truck drivers and families on the highways.” Lee said the agency will continue to monitor egregious violations, but wants to give the industry time to educate drivers “because of the complexity and impact of the rule.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Too many trucks on the highways are sweatshops on wheels,” said Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, one of the safety advocate groups. Calling large trucks “rolling time bombs on our highways,” she and other activists urged Congress to reject a pending federal regulation they say will lead to more crashes. The federal rule, which went into effect Oct. 1, allows a 14-hour workday with truckers required to rest 10 hours for every 11 hours of driving. Previously, truckers could drive only 10 consecutive hours in a 15-hour workday. Patricia Lee, a spokeswoman for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said while the regulations do allow an extra hour of driving time, by shortening the day “the rules put them closer to a regular schedule. It allows them more opportunity for rest.” But activists feel those regulations don’t go far enough, and are fighting attempts by the trucking industry to codify it in an upcoming appropriations bill moving through the Senate. In California, truckers carrying only intrastate goods can ride up to 12 hours a shift. California Highway Patrol Capt. Andrew Jones said while fatigue is often an associated factor in truck crashes, speed is the top reason for crashes. last_img read more

Ten cars praised for crash performance

first_imgWASHINGTON – Ten 2006 passenger cars won praise from the insurance industry Sunday for offering top-of-the-line protection to passengers in front, side and rear crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced a new designation, the Top Safety Pick award, based on the performance of vehicles in their crash tests. Winners of the institute’s gold award included the Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego with optional side air bags; the Saab 9-3; the Subaru Legacy; and the Honda Civic four-door. The Five Hundred and Montego are corporate twins and were considered by the institute to be the same car, for award purposes. They earned top scores in frontal offset and side impact tests, and a test that reviews seat and head restraints in rear crashes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The silver award went to the Audi A6, Audi A3 and Audi A4; the Chevrolet Malibu with optional side air bags; and the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat. The institute recognized vehicles that won top marks in front and side crash tests, plus the second-highest mark in seat and head restraint ratings. No awards were given to minivans. Tests for pickups and sport utility vehicles were still being conducted. The awards, which consider a vehicle’s overall safety, replace the institute’s previous practice of providing “best pick” designations for vehicles in each of the three tests. The institute’s president, Brian O’Neill, said the awards will help consumers quickly compare vehicles without having to review multiple sets of tests. Sue Cischke, Ford’s vice president for environmental and safety engineering, said Volvo engineers helped design the structure of the Five Hundred and Montego. The collaboration with Volvo, part of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group, leveraged “our technical and intellectual resources to create this outstanding vehicle architecture,” Cischke said. Fred Adcock of Subaru of America Inc. said the award was “further validation of our commitment to overall occupant safety.” 160Want 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

Fishing the North Coast: Green water and sunshine on the horizon

first_imgThere’s hope on the horizon for North Coast steelhead anglers.Even though you’ll see off and on rain through the weekend and into Monday, an extended period of sunshine and warmth is expected to arrive early next week.The dry weather will hopefully stick around long enough to give us a shot at some of the other coastal rivers that have been blown out since early January.The South Fork Eel, Van Duzen, Mad, and Redwood Creek should all have a chance at turning green before the rain returns, …last_img