Children’s Hospital to Receive Kidney Disease Detection Machine

first_imgRelatedNational Health Fund – A Decade of Advancing Health Care Children’s Hospital to Receive Kidney Disease Detection Machine Health & WellnessMarch 25, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Paediatric kidney patients in Jamaica and across the region will benefit from increased diagnostic treatment options at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) with the proposed purchase of a fluoroscopy machine valued at $54.7 million.Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson has disclosed that the National Health Fund (NHF) has secured funds to procure the state-of-art equipment, which is key to the early detection of kidney disease.Additionally, the LIME Foundation has handed over a cheque valued at $3 million to purchase accessories to improve the functionality of the machine as well as provide technical support.The 283-bed health facility will become the only public health institution in the Caribbean to have this vital equipment.Speaking at a special ceremony at the BHC on Tuesday, March 25, Dr. Ferguson said the fluoroscopy machine is a critical part of the diagnostic tools necessary for any modern health care facility.He noted that the equipment will not only enable early detection of kidney disease and other illnesses, but will also enable doctors to share files and images with other specialists anywhere in the world.Dr. Ferguson said the treatment of kidney disease is of great concern to the Ministry of Health. He noted that among the plans is the development of a national policy as it relates to kidney transplant as well as the establishment of a National Paediatric Renal Working Group that has begun to chart a road map to tackle chronic kidney disease.Chairman of the LIME Foundation, Errol Miller, said the foundation was very happy to be contributing to the purchase and equipping of such a vital tool for the hospital.He informed that the funds were raised during the inaugural 6k ‘Run for the Kids’ charity road race, which was held in Portmore, St. Catherine in January.“We have $3 million that was raised from the race and what it will do is pay for the enhancements to the machine, which will make it even more effective and more valuable to the hospital,” he stated.In expressing gratitude to both the government and the LIME Foundation, Acting Board Chairman, BHC, Dr. Andri Cooke, said the machine will go a far way in helping to diagnose and control kidney disease in children across Jamaica and the Caribbean. RelatedUlster Spring Health Centre Refurbishing Contract To Be Signed Shortly Story HighlightsA fluoroscopy machine, valued at $54.7 million, has been purchased for the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC).NHF has secured funds to procure the state-of-art equipment, which is key to the early detection of kidney disease.The 283-bed health facility will become the only public health institution in the Caribbean to have this vital equipment.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedTuberculosis Infection Rates Down Advertisementslast_img read more

COBRA season 1 episode 6 season finale recap

first_imgIn the final episode of COBRA, Sutherland (Robert Carlyle) continued his fight to keep his promise to turn the lights back on.If you want to avoid spoilers for COBRA, stop reading now.The episode opened up at the site of the barricade where the military clashed with protesters at the end of the previous episode. It was the morning after the violence and members of the public had laid flowers at the barricade while holding a peaceful vigil. One of the trucks was now displaying a message calling for Sutherland to resign. The media were reporting on the events of the night before, with details of the four civilians who lost their lives. Harry Rowntree (Con O’Neill), the General Secretary of the Lorry Drivers Unions, took full advantage of the situation to attack the actions of government.Archie (David Haig) held a press conference to announce that he had resigned his position. He placed full blame on the Prime Minister and hinted that he may even vote against the government in the upcoming confidence vote. Francine Bridge (Marsha Thomason) also quit and had a blazing row with Anna (Victoria Hamilton).Credit: Sky UKWith Archie resigning, Sutherland chaired the next COBRA meeting. He was informed that the soldier who suffered phosphorus burns had died. MI5’s Eleanor James (Lisa Palfrey) gave an update that 6 arrests had been made of Neo-Nazis who had infiltrated People’s Justice and contributed most of the violence. Sutherland said he’d take full responsibility for the use of firearms. A bit of good news came in from Fraser (Richard Dormer) who announced that the super transformer was undamaged and nearing the substation. Sutherland told him to break all the records to get it installed as quick as possible.Meanwhile, in the Red Zone at Northumberland hospital, Chief Constable Collier (Steve Cree) surveyed the situation and helped with the tidy up. He received a message that fuel supplies were low before the power went off and the hospital was plunged into darkness. Back in London, Archie paid a visit to Sutherland and offered his support in the upcoming confidence vote. In return he suggested reinstating Dominic Knight (Sam Crane) in the policy unit. He later held a meeting with Knight and said he didn’t have the support to challenge Sutherland. They needed Sutherland to sack Anna. He also met with Peter Mott (Edward Bennett) to get details of how the Ellie (Marisa Abela) situation was handled. Archie planned to leak the details to the press right before the confidence vote.After his earlier good news, Fraser was alerted to a situation involving the super transformer. The route they had take required crossing a bridge which was in danger of collapsing under the weight. The drivers refused to drive over the bridge and an alternative route would add an extra two days. Sutherland said to get another driver so Fraser just decided he’d do it himself. Initially the bridge held under the weight but started to crack and crumble as he approached the middle. Too late to turn back he went for it and made it safely across despite the damage to the bridge.Credit: Sky UKEleanor updated Anna on the situation with Edin (Alexandre Willaume). The meeting at the flat was a drug deal which was being paid for by him performing an assassination. Anna didn’t want to believe it and Eleanor said she wanted to do a deal with Edin for all the info he had on Tony Lulin. She also told Anna to get clear of Sutherland because Archie would only support him if she quit. MI5 later monitored a conversation between Anna and Edin where she told him to stay and take the offer but he refused. He said he loved her and that he’d go back home and wait for her.Ellie was monitoring social media to see what people were saying about her. She was upset at how things were going and argued with her mum. She later went to her room with a bottle of pills and alcohol. Sutherland decided to check on her and interrupted her which stopped her from taking her life.Sutherland held a meeting with Dominic Knight and Archie and they were under the impression that he would reinstate Knight. It was all a game just so he could tell them to get lost and they both left furious.During the next COBRA meeting, Fraser called in as the new super transformer was about to be tested for the first time. Anna asked Sutherland if he was sacking her and he said he wasn’t. The test went well and power to the Red Zone was restored. Everyone began celebrating but no one as much as Sutherland who had kept his promise.Credit: Sky UKArchie began plotting his next moves which were made more difficult by Sutherland’s success. He spoke with Eleanor but was warned off going after Anna.Sutherland spoke to Anna about next steps and said he’d go for a General Election if needed. She said he needed to offer something new and different and suggested he announce a wealth tax to help those affected by the storm. He wasn’t convinced at first but realised that she was right.At the last COBRA meeting, Sutherland thanked everyone for their efforts during the crisis. He said the confidence vote was irrelevant and that he intended to call a General Election. Fraser updated that there were still some instabilities in the Red Zone but all other zones were fully operational.COBRA has been renewed for a second season.last_img read more

Feeding South Florida Hosts Lauderhill Drive-Thru Food Distribution

first_imgPhoto credit: Feeding South Florida, in conjunction with Commissioner Denise D. Grant & the City of Lauderhill, invite those in need to the Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Lauderhill Sports Park (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33319), Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 9:30 AM.The food will be distributed first come first serve while supplies last. Volunteers and community members will be adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines and therefore everyone should remain in their vehicle. Additional directions will be provided at the site.If you’re unable to get food on April 30, please visit for other locations and distribution information.For more information about Lauderhill’s Drive-Thru Distribution, please call 954-730-3080.The City of Lauderhill would like to thank the Commission, including:Mayor Ken ThurstonVice Mayor Howard BergerCommissioner M. Margaret BatesCommissioner Richard CampbellCommissioner Denise D. GrantThe City of Lauderhill would also like to thank the following community partners:Delta Sigma ThetaLauderhill Chamber of CommerceAlpha Phi AlphaLadjeley Marketing & Public RelationsWright EncouragementReggae Pon The GrilleUrban League of Broward CountyFrom The Inside-Out School of EtiquetteSunshine State Healthcare Solutionslast_img read more

Negrense Torres-Sunang eyes gold in SEA Games

first_img[/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Negrense Torres-Sunang eyes gold in SEA Games’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Tuesday, January 10, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]MANILA – Filipina long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang will be gunning for her fifth Southeast Asian Games gold medal when she competes in the 2017 edition of the biennial event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The San Jose, Negros Oriental-native Torres-Sunang said she will be preparing hard for the tournament slated from Aug. 19 to 31 as she aims to do better than her bronze medal finish in 2015 in Singapore.“Kaya pa naman nating manalo. Target talaga natin ang ginto,” said the 36-year-old Torres-Sunang, who represented the country in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.“Paghahandaan talaga natin ‘yan dahil gusto kong makabawi dun sa performance ko sa Singapore,” she added. “Kayang kaya ko pa naman mag compete. Ang magpapa-retire lang sa akin ay injury.”The former Far Eastern University Tamaraws jumper has four SEA Games gold medals so far which she won in 2005 in the Philippines, 2007 in Thailand, 2009 in Laos, and 2011 in Indonesia.Torres-Sunang did not participate during the 2013 edition in Myanmar after giving birth to her first child. In 2015, she had her worst performance in the biennial event after finishing third.Torres-Sunang remains the holder of the SEA Games record in the women’s long jump event at 6.71 meters, which she tallied during the 2011 SEA Games in Palembang, Indonesia.However, 6.71-meter mark is just the second best of Torres-Sunang as she tallied 6.72 meters during the Kazakhstan Open in July 2015 that merited her third Olympic stint./PN[/av_textblock]last_img read more

FIFA hand out fines for ‘third party’ deals

first_imgMANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – FIFA have handed out a series of fines to clubs for transfer deals involving “third party influence”, world soccer’s governing body said on Thursday. FIFA policy on third-party ownership bans either clubs or players from entering into economic rights agreements with third-party investors. Frequently such deals involve outside investors retaining or gaining a share of ownership in a player.Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon was fined 110,000 Swiss francs ($113,695) for “entering into two contracts that enabled a third party to influence the club’s independence as well as for failing to record an existing third-party ownership agreement”.Another Portuguese club Benfica was fined 150,000 francs for two deals involving third-parties. Spain’s Rayo Vallecano was fined 55,000 francs for a third-party deal and Celta Vigo was sanctioned 65,000 francs for a deal which FIFA said “enabled Benfica to influence the club’s independence”.Qatari club Al Arabi was fined 185,000 francs for several third-party deals and for not entering correct information in FIFA’s mandatory International Transfer Matching System in the cases of seven transfers.last_img read more