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Mz Menneh Drops Surprising Two Videos Today

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgNeo-traditional singer Mz Menneh performed at the launch of her recent campaign against Gender inequality in Liberia music Industry at Golden Key Hotel in Paynesville.Announces New Album ‘Country Geh’After a long wait, Mz Menneh has finally dropped the highly anticipated video for her controversial song “Talk It” as well as fans favorite “Cuddle Boy,” which premiered on September 13, 2018.Both songs’ videos depart greatly from the artist’s traditional music style that made her a household name. The song “Talk It” has stirred controversies because of the lyrics, which some bloggers see as a diss track for the mention of the words “single women.”In addition to the videos, the singer shared details about her upcoming debut album title “Country Geh,” which will be released in July 2019.According to the artiste, the album “Country Geh” will comprise nine (9) tracks plus a bonus song in different genres including Afrobeats and Electronic Dance Music. The artiste promises that the album will be reflective of her African roots, embrace the essence of traditional and cultural life in Liberia.Mz Menneh also announced a festival event titled, “Liberia Annual Cultural and Musical Festival Show,” which is aimed at promoting and celebrating the country’s cultural heritage and establishing artistic programs across the country. According to the singer, the festival is scheduled for the second week in December 2018 and will be the first of its kind in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Family of Sharezer Mendonca to sue GPHC

By on January 12, 2020

first_img– wants licences taken away from medical personnel involvedBy Samuel SukhnandanNow that the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has completed its investigation into the death of Sharezer Mendonca, 6, who is one of three children that died after receiving pre-chemotherapy treatment at the hospital in January, the family plans to sue the institution for wrongful death.Guyana Times spoke with the aunt of Sharezer, Sherry Ann Mendonca, on Sunday who related that they are going ahead to file legal action since they are of the view that her untimely death could have been avoided had the doctors and nurses paid careful attention to what they were doing.At a press conference on Friday, it was revealed that instead of intrathecal administration of the drug vincristine, the doctors who treated Mendonca and two others, administered it intravenously. It was this that led to the adverse reactions of those three children and ultimately, their deaths.“What they basically called us to tell us is that the matter was concluded by the Ministry of Public Health and it came back as the same, that she died because the drug was not properly administered, and that the personnel was sent on administrative leave since the incident,” the aunt explained.However, Mendonca claimed that every day after her niece’s death, they still saw most of the doctors who were directly involved in the case reporting for work as per usual. Interesting also, was Mendonca’s claim that no representative from the Ministry or PAHO was present during the meeting.She recalled that representatives from both organisations were present before the investigation commenced, but when the results were shared with the family on Friday, only the Medical Director, Chief Executive Officer, the quality control personnel and another hospital official were present.Now that the GPHC has come under the spotlight for this issue, Mendonca said that she would advise anyone seeking medical care at the GPHC to be extremely careful. “Too many things are happening and they are saying it was a mistake like it’s a norm. That was my niece! And people have families.”She continued: “While it remains the primary healthcare facility in the country, people must be careful because they would be surprised to go in there with a minor issue and they could end up with a larger problem by the time they are finished there. You could lose your life”.LicenceMendonca said that her family plans to push for the licences of those directly involved in her niece’s death to be revoked so that they do not practice medicine again. She said it could happen to anyone and this is the best way of ensuring that it does not happen to anyone else.According to her, based on information she has received, that decision will have to be made by the Medical Council of Guyana. Mendonca, therefore, believes that it is the responsibility of the Council to ensure that all medical personnel practice medicine in the most professional and safest way possible. And unless they are reprimanded for shoddy work, these issues will continue to happen.“We want their licences to be taken away, so as to set an example so that something like this wouldn’t happen again. They would have to think twice before doing something. No malpractices should be allowed to continue….it should leave little room for them to make mistakes because they are dealing with people’s lives and people loved ones,” she asserted.ResponsibilityOn the other hand, the GPHC has taken full responsibility for Sharezer’s body being given to the wrong family resulting in an unauthorised autopsy. Eventually, the family had discovered the body, which was on its way to Parika, being transported by a family from Bartica in place of another deceased young girl. Mendonca said the hospital officials have made a commitment to review this process.The family is now waiting for the GPHC to release all the medical records so that it could get a private pathologist to do an independent assessment of the body to determine the cause of death. Once that is completed, they will be able to file for a death certificate and proceed with the lawsuit.Mendonca has claimed that they were offered compensation from a senior hospital official to bury the matter. But the family said they are not looking for any financial compensation, rather, they want to know what really led to Sharezer’s untimely demise.Sharezer was taken to the Paediatric Ward of the GPHC on January 3, 2019, where she was administered with an injection before undergoing treatment, but became unresponsive. She was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where her face started to swell and she later succumbed.During the same period which Mendonca was admitted, three-year-old Seegobin visited the said medical institution for cancer treatment, but after returning home, her condition deteriorated. The leukaemia patient usually received treatment at the hospital. Another child, Curwayne Edwards, also passed away during this period after undergoing similar treatment.last_img read more

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First day of advanced polling at Pomeroy Sports Centre

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgHere in Fort St. John, there are 12 candidates running for City Council.In Taylor, there are three candidates running in the race to replace retiring Mayor Fred Jarvis.Their polls are stationed inside the District of Taylor Council Chamber.- Advertisement -Finally, School District 60 has three seats open in Zone 5, which is being sought after by five candidates, as well as two candidates running for the vacancy in Zone 1.Again, you can vote for School District 60 candidates at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Click here for all your 2014 municipal election information.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Special service to take place for those effected by loss of baby

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgA special remembrance service will be held for bereaved parents upstairs in St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny on Saturday from 3 to 5. The service will be followed by a butterfly release and refreshments.The service is orgnaised by Feileacain, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland, and is intended to give grieving families a chance to remember their babies and meet others going through a similar situation.The service is for everyone affected by the loss of  a baby, be it mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, siblings, grandparents etc. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Charlotte McCauley said; “The service is very personal and gives us a chance to remember our babies. It truly is a beautiful experience.”If anyone would like to help out by doing a reading, bringing a candle, or doing some baking, you can message Charlotte on Remembering Baby Rachael’s Facebook page, or Feileacain.Everyone is welcome to this beautiful service.You can find out more by visiting the Facebook page for the event.  Special service to take place for those effected by loss of baby was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:bereaved parentsfeileacainremembering baby rachaelSt.Eunan’s Cathedrallast_img read more

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Hittner and Rhine Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams

By on December 24, 2019

first_imgDrake, the 2018 MVC regular season champion, starts play at the MVC Tournament Friday at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Version Hittner, who holds a 3.96 cumulative grade point average in marketing, is scoring a league-best 19.9 points per game. Her name is among the MVC leaders in several other statistical categories, including three-point percentage (39.9, 3rd), field goal percentage (48.4, 4th), free throw percentage (81.6, 5th) and rebounding (5.2, 14th). This is the first Academic All-America honor for Hittner, who last season was named to the 2018 All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and is a five-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honoree. Eight of the 15 members of the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Basketball teams sport a perfect 4.0 GPA. The five members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.99, with the complete15-member women’s team averaging a 3.93 GPA. Lindsay Whorton (2008) was the last academic All-American for Drake. Hittner and Rhine are the 13th and 14th Bulldogs all-time to garner academic All-American honors. AUSTIN, Texas – Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team have been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic America teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Monday, March 11. Rhine was selected to the first team while Hittner was tabbed to the third team. Drake is the only program with two student-athletes on the 2019 academic All-America teams. Jan Krieger and Connie Newlin in 1982 are the only other Drake teammates to earn academic All-American honors in the same year. Rhine, who owns a 4.00 GPA in elementary education, is a Google Cloud Academic All-American for the second-straight season after being picked to the third team in 2018. On the court this year, Rhine ranks second in the league behind Hittner in scoring at 18.7 points per game. She leads the conference in field goal percentage at 60.9, ranks second in rebounding at 8.4 and is eighth in free throw percentage at 79.2. Rhine was the 2018 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 2018 MVC Elite 17 award winner. She is the first Bulldog to be named academic All-America in back-to-back seasons since Tricia Wakely in 1995 and 1996.last_img read more

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Young South Africans act for change

By on December 18, 2019

first_img30 July 2012Young South Africans making a meaningful change in their communities and the country were honoured for their contributions at the inaugural South African Youth Awards in Midrand, Johannesburg on Saturday.The event was hosted by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to recognise outstanding achievements by South Africans between the ages of 14 and 35.The awards were divided into nine categories: academic excellence, arts and entertainment, entrepreneurship, extraordinary champions, health and wellbeing, science and technology, social cohesion, environment and the Presidential Award.“The winners are examples of what can be achieved when one is dedicated,” Deputy Performance Monitoring Minister in the Presidency Obed Bapela said at the ceremony.“It’s also proof that it’s not always about what the country can do for you but rather what you can do for your country.”Inspiration to ‘soar beyond the sky’It was the Durban-born Nolwazi Pinkie Madlala who stole the limelight on the night, as she won the the Extraordinary Champion Award and Overall Award – known as the Presidential Award. The disabled Madlala is currently working on her thesis for her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.The NYDA said Madlala is an inspiration to others to “soar beyond the sky”.Other winners included Peter Malati, who won the Academic Excellence Award. He runs a Chemistry project in six high schools in Nokaneng Circuit in Mpumalanga, mentoring rural learners in science and engineering.Ross McReath received the Health and Wellbeing Award for running a cricket club that provides diversion for youth in Nolukhanyo Township in the Eastern Cape. The club gives youth in the area access to professional trials and also gives them a chance to experience life beyond township boundaries.The Social Cohesion Award went to North West-born Lebogang Bogopane, who works as a volunteer at a 24-hour centre for abused and abandoned women and children.Building a brighter futureAlso among the winners was Ntombomzi Tsotetsi, who was honoured for her contribution in environment. Tsotetsi is a farmer and hosts workshops in her community about the environment, climate change and how to grow organic vegetables.The Science and Technology Award went to 25-year-old Sir Stuart Ntlathi who invented a 15-in-1 microwave oven, an electronic Vuvuzela and an automatic shoe polisher.Ntlathi will be joining Sir Branson in the Virgin galactic space trip and said education is the key to success. “Geniuses themselves don’t talk about the gift of genius, but hard work and long hours.”The Arts and Culture Award went to Paul Modjadji, who has also won the Global Youth leadership Award from the Global Youth Leadership Congress in Washington, DC for his contribution to the dance community.The Hammanskraal-born Modjadji believes that he is an agent of change through his dancing – which has seen him receiving standing ovations on world stages, including Denmark and New York.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – July 20th, 2015

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Heavy rains continued last week in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. There were 1.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 19th. Heavy rains once again halted fieldwork, and farmers are reporting more prevented planting acres as well as failed acres. Ponding is apparent throughout the state, and significant flooding has occurred along creeks and rivers. Wheat condition in some areas is very poor, as the heads have been exposed to excessive rainfall for the past several weeks. Some wheat that has been harvested, has had low test weights, high levels of vomitoxin, and very high moisture content. Some wheat has been of such poor quality, it is not able to be sold. In some areas of the state corn and soybeans are both very yellow, and highly stressed.View the complete report herelast_img read more

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Pakistan likely to play home series in Sri Lanka

By on November 26, 2019

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling to shift base from United Arab Emirates to Sri Lanka for their upcoming home series against West Indies, later this year.A senior PCB official said that the board is not able to generate enough revenue from their “home series” held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah since 2009, due to high expenses involved organising a series in the Emirates.Security concerns After terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore, 2009, PCB have been forced to host their home matches in the UAE with teams refusing to tour the country due to security concerns.Since 2009, the PCB has only hosted short limited over series at home against lowly ranked teams like Zimbabwe (last year in May), Kenya and Afghanistan.But even before 2009 the PCB had hosted some of its “home series” against Australia and West Indies in the UAE as they expressed security concerns about playing in Pakistan.Sri Lanka keen to host “We are discussing the matter within the board and we will also speak to other boards to study the feasibility of such a move but we are looking at moving our home series to Sri Lanka,” the official confirmed.He said that the Sri Lankan board had in the past been receptive when proposals were discussed for Pakistan to host its series there.”They were receptive even when there was a chance we might host India in a short last January but the move didn’t materialize,” he said.The official said the PCB had incurred expenses in millions on just paying the ground rent for the Pakistan Super League which was launched last February in Dubai and Sharjah.advertisement”They are options main among them Sri Lanka and there is consensus the series against West Indies could be moved from UAE,” he added.The PCB says it has lost millions of dollars in estimated revenues because of being forced to host its series in UAE because teams had security concerns about playing in Pakistan.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Kashyap crashes out in prequarters of China Masters

By on November 19, 2019

first_imgChangzhou (China), Apr 20 (PTI) Former Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Parupalli Kashyap fought hard before going down in the mens singles pre-quarterfinals of the USD 150,000 China Masters Grand Prix Gold, here today. Kashyap lost 10-21 22-20 13-21 to former World No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China in a contest which lasted an hour and 16 minutes at the Olympic sports center. The tournament was Kashyaps return to competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury. He had suffered the injury during the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in January. Harsheel Dani remains the sole Indian in fray in the tournament and will play another Chinese Sun Feixiang in the pre-quarterfinals of the mens singles event later in the day. Indias campaign in womens singles has already ended with the ouster of Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli. PTI SSC PM PMlast_img read more

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