Malta donates defibrillator to St John’s Association

first_imgThe Ambassador of Malta to Guyana, Roland de Rosiere handed over a defibrillator to the St John’s Association of Guyana to aid in its work as first responders to disasters and medical emergencies.Following a number of visits in the past year, Ambassador de Rosiere returned once again, but this time with a gift for his hosts, St John’s Association, more so the Ambulance Brigade.The automated portable defibrillator is to be used during voluntary attachments across the country.Speaking at the handing over hosted at St John’s headquarters was Vibert Parvatan, the Association’s Chairman.In highlighting the significance of this donation, Parvatan explained the use of the medical equipment.Maltese Ambassador Roland de Rosiere presenting the defibrillator to St John’s Association Guyana Chairman Vibert Parvatan, flanked by other officials“It’s automated and it’s so designed that having connected, the voice will tell you what exactly to do, what not to do and what are the difficulties. It will give electrical shocks and take you along aiming at keeping the heart going, keeping the person alive, until he or she may get to an institution.”With the importance of the equipment established, the Chairman thanked the Sovereign Order of Malta for the life-saving donation.The Ambassador, in addressing the gathering at the presentation, indicated that defibrillators were essential in the work of first responders.The Maltese official noted that such equipment should be available at all public offices and places that attract large crowds.Moreover, de Rosiere applauded the work of the local St John’s Association, while pointing out the mission of the international organisation.Adding to that, he emphasised the significance of volunteering at organisations such as St John and thereby called on young Guyanese to get involved in the work of the Association.last_img read more

Oliech in line for Gor debut against Mathare

first_img0Shares0000Dennis Oliech warms up at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani before Gor Mahia’s game against mathare United on January 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5 – Harambee Stars legend Dennis Oliech is in line to make his Gor Mahia debut, against his last Kenyan Premier League club, when his new employers take on Mathare United at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday afternoon.Oliech put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Gor on Wednesday and has been drafted among the substitutes for this afternoon’s 3pm kick off. The striker who has been out for 18 months without a club is expected to come in for a cameo with head coach Hassan Oktay saying he is yet to reach the heights of fitness he requires.“He has been out for one and a half years and I will not want to rush him because he might get a serious injury. But I have been pleased with how he has worked in training and how he has improved and he is a good addition to my team,” Oktay noted.The striker in a previous interview with Capital Sport said that he was joining Gor to honor his late mother and promised that if he scores, his first goal will be dedicated to her.Oktay has put up a strong team against the league’s unbeaten side, Mathare having picked 13 points off five games.In the absence of Boniface Oluoch, Peter Odhiambo has been trusted between the sticks while Jack Tuyisenge and Nicholas Kipkurui will lead the hunt for goals upfront.Gor hasn’t beaten Mathare for the last two seasons, the teams having played to identical 2-2 draws in both home and away meetings last season while in 2017, Mathare won in identical 1-0 score lines in both legs.“I know they are a tough team, top of the table and have not lost so it will not be easy. But my team, we are looking for that victory because we have been coming up well. I hope we can get three points against a tough opponent,” Oktay noted.Starting XI:Peter Odhiambo, Philemon Otieno, Shafik Batambuze, Harun Shakava, Joash Onyango, Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, Boniface Omondi, Nicholas Kipkurui, Jack TuyisengeSubs:Shabaan Odhoji, Pascal Ogweno, Samuel Onyango, Dennis Oliech, Erisa Ssekisambu, Kenneth Muguna, Geoffrey Ochieng0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man’s body found in residential area

first_imgView Larger Map VALINDA – A man was found shot to death Thursday morning near the curb of a residential driveway, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies got a call of a “person down” about 4 a.m. in the 16300 block of Maplegrove Street, near Valinda Avenue, said Ernie Bedoya, a sergeant with the sheriff’s Industry station. The man, who had not been identified, suffered one gunshot wound. Capt. Ed Winters of the Coroner’s Office said he could not identity the victim, other than to say he was a Latino adult. The victim’s next of kin has not been notified. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He said authorities are trying to contact the man’s mother, who lives in Mexico. The body was found by the side of the road. Because witnesses reported hearing gunshots before the shooting, detectives believe the killing happened nearby, Bedoya said. By noon, there were no signs of a fatal shooting in the neighborhood: no detectives, no blood stains, no police tape. A clerk in a video store at the Maplegrove and Valinda Avenue said she had not seen authorities nor heard any talk of the crime. A woman who lives in the neighborhood said her sister had found the body, and minutes later sheriff’s deputies quietly came by to investigate. “I didn’t hear sirens or anything like that,” said the woman, who said she did not want to give her name for fear of reprisal. She said her teenage son had been approached by gang members on the block before. “It’s scary. I’ve been here in this neighborhood for 10 years now, and it seems like there are more problems,” she said. “You see gangs riding around all the time.” Deputies would not say whether the shooting was gang related. The killing was the sixth homicide in Valinda this year, according to reports. The other victims are: Pete Chavez, shot to death Jan. 1 in the 2700 block of South Azusa Avenue. Fidel Navarette Jr., 18, shot twice in the back of the head in the 700 block of Echelon Avenue. March 6 Jesse Rivera, 28, shot to death in the 700 block of Ashcomb Drive. April 5 Kedric Entena, 17, stabbed to death June 1 in the 16000 block of Malvane St. Paul Salazar, 31, shot to death at his home in the 15838 block of Fairgrove Avenue. Authorities later linked Salazar to the killing of “good Samaritan” Paul Robert Whitehead of Bassett. Whitehead was shot to death in 2006 when he confronted a group of taggers, including Salazar, outside his parents’ home. A second suspect in that case remains at large. July 22 (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105 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

PSG willing to sell Juventus and Manchester United target Serge Aurier

first_img1 Serge Aurier Paris Saint-Germain are open to selling Juventus and Manchester United target Serge Aurier – but want to bring in a replacement first.The defender wants to leave the French club this summer after spending the past two seasons with them.Juventus and Manchester United are interested in the Ivorian, with both clubs in the market for a new right-back during the current transfer window.And they have been given a boost as, according to Le Parisien, PSG will sell Aurier once they’ve snapped up a replacement.The Ligue 1 side are willing to respect the 24-year-old’s desire to leave and they are now hunting for a new right-back.Juventus and Manchester United are yet to make formal offers for Aurier, but they may change now that PSG’s stance has softened.last_img


first_imgThe Mac Ruair’i family pictured with the cup in memory of Éamonn Ghráíne Mac RuairíDetails of one of Ireland’s most prestigious sean-nós singing competitions, held in memory of one of Tory Island’s greatest ever sean-nós singers, have been announced.The details of the 2nd Corn Cuimhneacháin Éamoinn Ghráinne sean-nós singing competition were unveiled at a presentation ceremony at a packed hall in An tSean Bheairic, the cultural and heritage centre in Falcarragh, at the weekend.Owing to the huge numbers who attended last year’s event, the competition has being moved from its original venue to Óstán Loch Altan in Gortahork this year. Corn Chuimhneacháin Éamonn Ghráinne (the Éamonn Ghráinne memorial cup) is organised in memory of the late Éamonn Ghráinne Mac Ruairí of Tory Island and Falcarragh. Clann Mhic Ruairí sing at the launch of the festivalÉamonn Mac Ruairí was highly respected as a singer, musician and folklorist and is acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.Addressing the crowd at the event, Patricia Nic Ruairí, a daughter of Éamonn, a respected singer in her own right and the current holder of the prestigious Éamonn Gráinne Scholarshiop, said,“My father was passionate about singing, folklore, Gaelic culture and the culture of Tory island in particular. He left an indelible mark on the singing tradition of the Donegal Gaeltacht and he greatly contributed to the strong sense of identity and historical continuity of the Tory Island community. We are delighted that this competition is named in his memory because it captures an essence of all the things he was passionate about in life”.It is expected that over 22 singers of all ages will compete in this year’s competition, where some of the best singers of the Donegal sean-nós tradition will participate. Sean-nós singing is becoming recognised as one of our most valuable traditional artfroms. Speaking at the event at the weekend, Máire Ní Chasaide, the newly appointed manager of the Sean Bheairc, said following the huge success of last year’s competition, it was evident that a bigger venue was needed.“Last year’s inaugural event was an historic night with an electric atmosphere and the numbers attending exceeded our expectations. We hope to repeat that success again this year”.Corn Cuimhneacháin Éamoinn Ghráinne will be held in Ostán Loch Altan, Gortahork on Sunday June 29th, 2014 and will be one of the flagship event of the Sean Bheairic’s annual Arts and Cultural festival. The competition is open to sean-nós singers of all ages.Full details of the competition are available at 074 9180888. A full programme of the Falcarragh Arts and Cultural Festival can be viewed or downloaded at INTEREST IN COMPETITION TO HONOUR ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN SEAN-NOS SINGERS was last modified: June 16th, 2014 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:donegalSEAN-NOSsingerTory Islandlast_img read more


first_imgHE is arguably the world’s greatest footballer.And now big-hearted Christiano Ronaldo has sent a signed Portugal jersey to actor and comedian Danny O’Carroll to help raise funds for Donegal charities.It’s all part of a massive charity dinner at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday, December 5th being run by Danny – who plays Buster in the TV hit Mrs Brown’s Boys. Danny, who lives in Manorcunningham, persuaded the Real Madrid star to send a signed jersey for the celebrity dinner auction which will raise money for Lurgybrack School Autistic Unit and the Paediatric Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.But the actor, also co-manager at Lagan Harps this year, didn’t stop there. He has also got his hands on a Manchester United jersey from Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge – signed by the team which won the Premiership.And he’s got his hands on Seamus Coleman’s boots, a signed and framed Liverpool top from team captain and legend Steven Gerrard and a golf flag signed by World No1 golfer Rory McIlroy.“I am over the moon,” said Danny today. “I am very grateful to Ronaldo because he is such a star and he had no hesitation in responding and sending a signed Portugal top for our auction on the night.“I’m not a Man United fan but the jersey we got from Old Trafford is very special, signed by Sir Alex and all the players who won his last Premiership there.”There will also be thousands of euro worth of prizes in raffles on the night too.The themed celebrity dinner will see Danny and his celebrity pals including singer Ryan Sheridan and cast members from Mrs Brown’s Boys and Love/Hate serving dinner to the guests on the night.“It’s going to be a fabulous evening,” added Danny. The people of Donegal have responded in their droves – and there are just six tables left.Anyone wanting to book seats or an entire table should call the Mount Errigal Hotel on 07491 22700.REVEALED: CHRISTIANO RONALDO DONATES SIGNED JERSEY TO BUSTER’S DONEGAL CHARITY AUCTION was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Alex FergusonChristiano RonaldoLiverpoolManchester UnitedSteven Gerrardlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The Christmas party season has begun.This weekend, Facebook was awash with excited statuses and perfectly posed selfies as people headed out on the first wave of Christmas parties.These statuses were usually followed by next day “Oh dear God…my head” updates; all perkiness and joy disappearing as fast as the mulled wine the night before. These updates seem to be sending out an SOS for anyone with a Paracetamol or an Alka-Seltser.Hash-tags that tell an all familiar story;
#didireallydothatYou get the idea…Just because ‘tis the season to be jolly’, doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy yourself without feeling guilty for the rest of 2014. It’s the festive season. You are going to be at various parties and there will be an array of food and drinks on display.Beating yourself up about your food and drink choices the following day is not really a healthy attitude.Your long term choices will ultimately determine how you reach your goal.Here are some tips that can help keep you on track over the festive season.The day after your binge, wait until your body feels hungry again and eat a small meal with protein and green vegetables. A meal like this will keep your blood sugar in control.Drink a lot of water and continue to eat a high protein and low carb diet for the rest of the day.As-well as helping burn off the extra sugar you took in, this will also help with the water weight that goes along with it.Exercising before you go out the evening of your party can act like a pre-emptive strike on the ‘damage’ that you will do on your night out. Keep the workouts short and intense, mini circuits can be a great way to get your heart rate up and your muscles firing.Not only will you have a great calorie burn before you go out, you will also have a bit of a pump going on (guys) and look a bit more defined in your party clothes.Try not to go for an intense session that day after.Even if you were partly able for it, the fact that you temporarily feel better is coming from a release of endorphins, not because you ‘sweated out’ your hangover.If you haven’t properly hydrated yourself pre, during and post workout, that hangover will be even worse once the feel good factor wears off.Drinking water after a big session is common knowledge.Water is the best detox that we can use to help an overloaded system.Feeling heavy and bloated after a binge typically results from fluid retention and slowed digestion.Water also helps move food wastes through the body preventing constipation which can cause that higher number on the scale that everyone worries about post binge.Drinking something with electrolytes in it can help speed up the recovery process.If you don’t want to go down the route of sports drinks, coconut water is a great alternative.Stay clear from coffee (yes I said coffee) and alcohol, post party. You will only dehydrate yourself worse and extend your hangover.The best word I can offer you for the party season, is “moderation”.This is easier said than done, but if your day after the party is spent guilt tripping yourself and chastising yourself for your food choices, you are not developing a healthy relationship with food.You have to realise that there will always be parties and there will always be occasions that will require you to relax.As long as you are still moving towards your long term goal, you can allow for events like these.Remember, no-one can give 100% all of the time, 90% will give you the mental leeway to have a life while being able to enjoy events when they arise.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or to get a structured training program, please contact me through the link below. RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: LET THE PARTY SEASON BEGIN was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitnessfitness and Christmaspartieslast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Sunday, October 8. Brendan GILLENThe sudden death has occurred of Brendan Gillen, Railway Road, Raphoe, Donegal. Removal took place this morning, Sunday, at 10.15am for Requiem Mass at 11am in St. Eunan’s Chapel, Raphoe. Burial afterward in the adjoining cemetery. John COYLEThe death has occurred of John Coyle, Bloodyforeland, Gweedore, Donegal.Removal took place this morning to St Colmcille’s Church, Knockfola for requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: October 8th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Weekly NFL power rankings: Rams move up to No. 1

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.WEEK 71. L.A. Rams (6-0)Rams show why they’re weather proof and can slug it out as well as air it out — MVP candidate Todd Gurley rushes for 208 yards in DenverLast week: 2 Next: at 49ers2. New England (4-2)Bill Belichick will talk up Khalil Mack big time this week. But be advised — Belichick would never pay that kind of money to a defensive player, no matter how good he is. Last week: 7 Next: at Chicago3. Kansas …last_img

Intact Protein Remnants Found in Dinosaur Eggs

first_imgA new record for soft tissue in a dinosaur fossil was reported in Nature: collagen in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic.The Nature paper is all over the news, but not all the science reporters are mentioning the most damaging admission to long ages: the preservation of organic material in fossil sauropod eggs from China, said to be 190-197 million years old from the early Jurassic – 100 million years older than the previous record. The Nature paper by Reisz et al. states, “This discovery also provides the oldest evidence of in situ preservation of complex organic remains in a terrestrial vertebrate.” Here’s how Chris Palmer reported it in Nature News:But it is not just the age of the fossils that is notable, the researchers say. Spectroscopic analysis of bone-tissue samples from the Chinese nesting site revealed the oldest organic material ever seen in a terrestrial vertebrate. That was surprising because the fossilized femur bones were delicate and porous, which made them vulnerable to the corrosive effects of weathering and groundwater, says Reisz.“That suggests to us that other dinosaur fossils might have organic remains,” he says. “We just haven’t looked at them in the right ways.”The organic material is thought to be collagen. The researchers reported “organic residues, probably direct products of the decay of complex proteins, within both the fast-growing embryonic bone tissue and the margins of the vascular spaces.” They mentioned Schweitzer’s “controversial” reports of dinosaur soft tissue and corroborated them by their own methodology:The embryonic bones were also studied using synchrotron radiation-Fourier transform infrared (SR-FTIR) spectroscopy. In contrast to previous studies of organic residues based on extracts obtained by decalcifying samples of bone, our approach targeted particular tissues in situ (Fig. 5). This made it possible to detect the preservation of organic residues, probably direct products of the decay of complex proteins, within both the fast-growing embryonic bone tissue and the margins of the vascular spaces (Fig. 5a, b). This is indicated by the multiple amide peaks revealed by both infrared (1,500–1,700 cm−1 strong band from amide I and II, and 1,200–1,300 cm−1 weak band from amide III) and Raman spectroscopy (amide A peak at 3,264 cm−1) (Supplementary Figs 6.1 and 6.2). Previous reports of preserved dinosaur organic compounds, or ‘dinosaurian soft tissues’, have been controversial because it was difficult to rule out bacterial biofilms or some other form of contamination as a possible source of the organics. Our results clearly indicate the presence of both apatite and amide peaks within woven embryonic bone tissue (Fig. 5a), which should not be susceptible to microbial contamination or other post-mortem artefacts.References in that quote were to Schweitzer’s 2005 and 2007 papers. The Supplementary Material indicated that mathematical manipulation was necessary to see the amide peaks:The orginal FT-IR amides peaks from the organic residues of Dawa (Lufeng) embryonic limb bone were convoluted, and provided relatively little detailed information (Fig.5, main document), showing a big unresolved hump around 1600 cm-1. Deconvolution is a mathematically based process to reverse the effects of convolution on recorded data. The deconvoluted peaks shown above match well known secondary structures of protein. Thus, it can be concluded that complex proteins were preserved in our specimen.A table after this statement shows that they identified typical secondary structures of protein, such as alpha helices, beta sheets, and side chains – i.e., actual protein structures, not just amino acid “building blocks” of protein.Science Now said the researchers “suspect” the presence of organic remains, but maintained some caution on the grounds that it’s hard to rule out contamination. “Still, if the evidence holds up, the find could finally tip the scale in favor of soft tissue preservation,” the article said. The BBC News and New Scientist didn’t mention the organic remains, but Science Daily did, based on a press release from the University of Toronto where Robert Reisz works. He said, “To find remnants of proteins in the embryos is really remarkable, particularly since these specimens are over 100 million years older than other fossils containing similar organic material.” Live Science briefly mentioned the soft tissue, and added an Image Album about the story.National Geographic completely ignored the soft tissue evidence, but did add this detail: the eggshells were found crushed, and the bones were sorted and concentrated. Reisz presumes they were buried in a flood: “It became inundated, the embryos were smothered by sediment and water, and [they] basically rotted and fell apart,” he said. The original paper described what the site looked like: “completely disarticulated skeletal elements at various stages of embryonic development… with calcium carbonate nodules often surrounding tightly packed appendicular skeletal elements.” What does this imply? The paper continues,We interpret the bone bed as a para-autochthonous assemblage, formed by low-energy flooding and slow inundation of a colonial nesting site. The host sediment is a heavily bioturbated, massive siltstone, throughout which are dispersed isolated skeletal elements, eggshell fragments and the small, fossil-rich nodules of calcium carbonate. There are no preserved nest structures or uncrushed eggs.It would seem that vulnerable, porous bones buried underwater in silt subject to bioturbation would have difficulty preserving the dinosaurs’ protein parts for 197 million years. It would also seem that a low-energy local flood by a riverbank would not leave “massive siltstone” filled with bone fragments.Interesting that the Brits at BBC & New Scientist (as well as NG) ignored the most important part of the story, the soft tissue, as if trying to protect their national hero Charlie from embarrassment. The other articles simply assumed that soft tissue can last almost 200 million years! Why isn’t anyone seeing the obvious? Chris Palmer admitted that the eggs were “vulnerable to the corrosive effects of weathering and groundwater,” making it unbelievable that up to 197 million years passed without obliterating the proteins. Who are you going to believe, evolutionary scientists or your own eyes?Notice also that Reisz suggested soft tissue would likely be found in other dinosaur fossils. Why haven’t they all been looking? Evolutionary theory often dictates what scientists look for and what they expect to see. Thank goodness Reisz & team made an effort to find the protein signal, even if they didn’t dwell on the implications for geological dates. This is a hot topic for creation research. Unfortunately, when they try, they are often severely criticized for (1) poor technique or (2) agenda-driven bias (example to be forthcoming). As if those problems never occur in the secular world.Multiple reports now from different parts of the world are making a watertight case for soft tissue in dinosaur bones. Critics of the reports are not necessarily driven by respect for the evidence, but by fear of what it means to evolutionary geology, evolutionary dating and the whole evolution industry. (Visited 56 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more