Dr Norton deliberately refusing to provide specialised medical attention

first_imgYours sincerely,Peter Persaud Dear Editor,  Michael Mcgarrel’s letter in the Stabroek News (27 Sept, 2016) titled, “Why is Thelma Rebeiro not receiving proper professional attention?” is absolutely factual and I do endorse it.Thelma Rebeiro is certainly not receiving professional attention or care at the Lethem Hospital and if it was not for her family and relatives who visit her daily at 06:00h and 17:00h to do the work the Lethem Hospital nurses should be doing. Thelma Rebeiro seems to have a blockage to her brain that deprives the movement of oxygen. A brain scan is therefore urgently needed to be done by a brain specialist which may restore her to consciousness.She has a throat problem that affects her swallowing, causing a buildup of saliva causing her to choke when maybe as a result of bronchus pneumonia.Thelma Rebeiro also needs the attention of a nerve specialist as well. It is therefore very important that the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) quickly dispatches a qualified brain, throat and nerve specialist to the Lethem Hospital for examination of Thelma Rebeiro. The CMO must make this Lethem’s professional medical examination project. But if Guyana’s medical authorities find this to be an impossible specialised health project within two weeks then the family and relatives may have to seek the assistance of the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazilian medical treatment. In the meanwhile, the Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) is calling on the Granger Administration to fire the Public Health Minister Dr George Norton for deliberately refusing to provide specialised medical attention to Thelma Rebeiro of Shulinab Village, South Central Rupununi, Region 9.last_img read more

Anglican Church holds Open House to showcase proposed new building site

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Anglican Church in Fort St. John held an Open House yesterday evening to show the public the plans for the proposed new church.The land proposed for the church is located at 8907 – 112th Avenue.The Anglican Church is wanting to change the land use from Low Density Residential to Institutional to allow for the development of a church on the site.- Advertisement -At the Open House last night, The City of Fort St. John representative Jennifer Decker said the church has been able to provide them with a plan showing the layout, showing the proposal so that Council can see what they are proposing and how it would work on the lot they would like to put it on.“It could change slightly as they work through the process because this is the starting point. They won’t be tied to this exact plan but generally the size and the sighting is working for the lot and what they want to do.”The City says processes like this usually take 2 Council sessions to go through.Advertisement “I think what we’ve been hearing is concerns around parking and traffic. It is such an issue in this town. In our zoning bylaws there are certain amounts of parking they have to have. So in order to build the church, they will have to provide the parking.”The City will send direct mail notifications to those within 100 metres that the building could be taking place. Everyone in close proximity will receive a letter notifying them of the public hearing that the City will be holding. There will be newspaper ads for the general public.The City says a rezoning can take around 4-6 months to complete from the start of the process to the end.The City of Fort St. John is asking those that wish to have comments included in the report that will go to Council to email developmentservices@fortstjohn.ca. “They will go for the first and second. Hopefully in December.”The second meeting will be a public hearing. Dates have not been officially set for when the 2 meetings will take place.Council will consider all comments and make a decision. Staff has done some referrals with internal and external agencies according to Decker.She says the main concerns the City has been hearing have been around parking and traffic when it comes to the new church site.Advertisementlast_img read more

Council will decide Monday if Festival Plaza project moves forward in 2019

first_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council could decide to put the Festival Plaza project on hold until 2020 due to grant funding.A report being presented to Fort St. John City Council on Monday, is asking for direction from Council on whether to put the project on hold or proceed with construction in 2019.The City was going to apply to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to fund 75 percent of the construction costs.  Unfortunately, the City won’t know if they receive the grant until the fall of this year and construction can’t start before the grand it awarded.- Advertisement -The grant could provide up to  $1,925,462 in funding for the project, but there is no guarantee that the grant will be approved.  The City has yet to announce what the total cost of the project would be.Council will decide on Monday if construction should start in 2019 or if the project should be pushed to next year.  The Festival Plaza will be located on the northwest corner of Centennial Park on the grounds next to 100th street and 96 Avenue. The Plaza will act as a visual entrance to the City of Fort St. John when travelling in from the south.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lloris replacement? Tottenham line up Bundesliga goalkeeper

first_img Roman Weidenfeller 1 Tottenham will make a move for Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller – if Hugo Lloris leaves.The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United, who look set to lose David de Gea to Real Madrid.Lloris’ departure would leave Spurs with Michel Vorm as the solitary senior goalkeeper at the club and Mauricio Pochettino is wary of the need for reinforcements.According to Bild, the man high on the Argentine’s wanted list is Dortmund shot-stopper Weidenfeller.The 34-year-old’s place as the number one is under threat at the Westfalenstadion after the German club signed Roman Burki from Freiburg, while Australian Mitchell Langerak is also highly thought of.That scenario has left Weidenfeller considering his future and Tottenham are now ready to pounce if he decides to end his 13-year spell at Dortmund.last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford joins Burnley on season-long loan

first_img Patrick Bamford has now gone on six different loan spells in four years at Chelsea Burnley have announced the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old, who has been unable to force himself into the first-team picture at Stamford Bridge, has had previous spells at MK Dons, Derby, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Norwich.Bamford arrives at Turf Moor after the club signed Steven Defour from Anderlecht for a fee in the region of £7.5million a fortnight ago and deals for Jamie Thomas, Robbie Leitch, Nick Pope and Johann Berg Gudmundsson earlier in the summer.Bamford, a graduate of the Nottingham Forest Academy, caught the eye in the 2014-15 season when he scored 17 times in the Championship for Boro.He also scored in a memorable FA Cup win at Manchester City that season but missed out on a European Championship spot with England Under-21s through injury.He played in the Premier League with both Palace and Norwich last season but neither spell proved fruitful. 1last_img read more

‘The London Stadium is a nightmare. It’s like a powder keg’ – West Ham legend

first_imgWest Ham legend Tony Gale says the London Stadium has been a ‘nightmare’ for the club, who MUST secure a stronger police presence at games if their move to the former Olympic venue is to be a long-term success.The Hammers claimed a brilliant 2-1 victory over Chelsea in their EFL Cup London derby on Wednesday night, but the big win was tarnished by clashes between fans.Police made seven arrests as chairs ripped from the stands, coins and bottles were hurled between sections of supporters, with both West Ham and Chelsea confirming they will hand out lifetime bans to those found to be involved.It’s not the first time violence has taken the spotlight since West Ham’s Stratford move. From just nine competitive games played at the new ground, 23 fans have already been banned.Former Hammers star Gale was at the game and he joined talkSPORT on Thursday morning to give an eye-witness account of the events.And the ex-defender is disappointed the scenes distracted from what was an impressive display from Slaven Bilic’s side in an important derby.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Gale said: “The football was absolutely terrific. West Ham were brilliant last night, they were back to their best.“But all you can hear this morning is about the crowd trouble, and it’s marred what was a really great game of football for West Ham.“You could see seats and coins being thrown, both sets of fans were at it without a doubt. You couldn’t say it was all West Ham fans or all Chelsea fans.”A Chelsea fan (@Gate8_CFC) shared this photo of a friend who was injured by a thrown coinGale added: “The club have got real problems with the stadium. They’ve inherited a lovely stadium, it really is beautiful, but it’s not a football ground.“It wasn’t built with segregation in mind. There are so many entrances that it’s like a powder keg.“I feel for West Ham because you’d have to have thousands of police to stop any trouble happening, but they’ve got to try and do something about it.“They’ve just got to pay to get more police in, because people want to go to a game of football and be safe so they can watch it and the kids can watch it as well.“They’ve got stewards there, but to be fair to them when you’re confronted by hundreds of thugs, are you really going to stand in their way?“I know it’s their job, but when people – grown men – are fighting it is really difficult. You need policing there, you definitely need policing in that ground.“It’s a nightmare for the club.“Last night was a big test for the club and unfortunately they failed.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Tony Gale IN FULL abovelast_img read more

November is usually bad for Arsenal and this might just prove it (tweets)

first_img Alexis Sanchez has picked up an injury on international duty November is not a good month, according to Arsenal fans.It is usually their poorest performing month where a dip in form occurs, and now Alexis Sanchez has reportedly injured himself while on international duty with Chile, Gooners think the curse has struck again.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from supporters ahead of games against Man United, PSG, Bournemouth and Southampton. 1last_img

Mark Clattenburg WILL referee more Premier League games

first_img1 Mark Clattenburg is to continue refereeing in the Premier League this season.It was announced last week that the 41-year-old is leaving English football to take up a role with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.Clattenburg had initally planned to quit his post right away before making the move to the Middle East, where he is expected to earn a tax-free salary of £500,000-per-year.But following talks with Mike Riley, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Limited, he has agreed to take charge of least four more top-flight games.He will now be the man in the middle for West Brom’s clash with Bournemouth at the Hawthorns on Saturday.Clattenburg is considered one of the leading referees in the world, and officiated the Champions League final, FA Cup final and the European Championship final in 2016.Clattenburg will replace another former Premier League official in Saudi Arabia.Howard Webb resigned from his position as head of refereeing there earlier this month, and will take up a role with Major League Soccer next month. Mark Clattenburg last_img read more

Salt fix deadline moved closer

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Water regulators voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a plan that will hasten the deadline for lowering salt levels in the Santa Clara River, a move that could quadruple local sewer rates. While not officially ordering the local sanitation district to build a proposed $350-million desalination system, the decision by Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board will shorten by two years – to 2016 – the date when the district must fix the salt problem. Local city, sanitation district and water agency officials say the matter warrants further study. “My concern is without the scientific studies being done, a decision will be made prematurely on what they’re going to make the (Santa Clarita Valley) Sanitation District do to comply with what they consider a proper amount of chloride being released into sewer water,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“If they come to the conclusion the (district) has to build a brine line to the ocean, what about the ocean ecology, with dumping more salt into the ocean?” The lineup of those who supported the board’s decision and those who urged study split along county lines: Los Angeles versus Ventura. Ventura County farmers, officials, public agencies and agricultural trade groups voiced urgent concern about crop damage and said the board needs to hasten lowering chlorides – salt – in the river. The county is the 10th largest agricultural region in the state, accounting for about $1.3 billion in annual sales. McLean, Bob Haueter, an aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and local water agency officials urged the board to continue studying the matter. Local residents’ sewer costs could quadruple to more than $400 a year if the plant is built, but businesses would be hit even harder. A 3,000-square-foot restaurant that now pays about $3,200 a year in sewer fees could be billed $13,300, and the rate for a 50,000-square-foot shopping center that now pays $11,700 could jump to $48,250, said Oliver Cramer, an environmental analyst for the city. “I don’t think the business community is aware this significant financial issue has the ability to affect them as quickly as it does,” said Larry Mankin, president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce. “It would cost them tens of thousands of dollars each.” But Matthew Freeman, general manager of Camulos Ranch Company, said it will potentially cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost production if the salt surge continues. “It’s like the tip of an iceberg,” he said. “The real damage done is below. If it goes unchecked, agriculture is sunk. The (agriculture) industry and way of life is going to sink just like the Titanic.” The 6,500-or-so salt-generating water softener units in the Santa Clarita Valley responsible for discharging one-third of the salt in wastewater released from two local treatment plants, according to the sanitation district. The plants remove pathogens and viruses – things that make you sick – but do not remove chloride. The district estimates the units discharge more than a pound of salt a day into the sewer. Beginning in 2003, state law allowed a ban on installing salt-generating water softener units, and the agency offers a $150 rebate to remove and replace the units with alternative products. The rebate covers only about one-tenth of residents’ costs, and nearly 300 people have taken advantage of it. Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, has introduced Senate Bill 475, aiming to stave off the fee increase. The measure, which would become effective in January 2007 at the earliest, would allow the sanitation agency to require people to ditch the salt-producing units, and would rebate the depreciated cost of existing units and pay for their removal. “It is our message to stay the course with the original study,” Runner said Thursday. “The issue is not worked out what is the appropriate (chloride) level. “Shortening the process, you won’t have time to do real scientific work.” Voters would have a say in the matter, through a referendum. A simple majority would be needed for it to pass. Steven Bachman, groundwater resources manager for the United Water Conservation District, which manages the river’s resources, couched the issue as pay now or pay later. “Everyone is eventually going to have to pay for some solution,” he said. “The best solution is one that satisfies the water quality concerns on the river and is cost effective for sewer ratepayers.” judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want 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

West Ham reject £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for midfielder

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won SORRY Pedro Obiang has been in and out of West Ham’s starting XI this term Thus, selling Obiang without a replacement lined up would leave the club short in midfield.West Ham are just one point off a Europa League place after enjoying a successful Christmas period.They face a trip to Bournemouth this Saturday, before a trip to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup fourth round next weekend. RANKED Latest Football News Mark Noble, left, and Declan Rice have kept Obiang out of the Hammers team 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap Obiang has made 105 appearance since joining West Ham for £4.3m from Sampdoria in 2015.Sky Sports claim the Hammers would only consider selling the 26-year-old if they can find a replacement.Obiang is a back-up option for Manuel Pellegrini to cover first-choice midfield pairing Noble and Rice.Carlos Sanchez is ruled out for the season with a knee injury, while an ankle problem has limited former Arsenal man Jack Wilshere to just five minutes of football since September. 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion West Ham have rejected a £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for Pedro Obiang, according to reports.The Spanish-born midfielder’s playing time has been restricted due to the form of Mark Noble and Declan Rice this season. revealed gameday cracker last_img read more