Women urged to get screened for breast cancer

first_imgUnder the slogan “early detection saved lives”, dozens of people turned up for the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Georgetown on Sunday.The event was organised by the Cancer Institute of Guyana, under the theme “We walk as one”, as part of its campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer.Participants gathered on the Burnham Hard Court at Parade Ground at 06:00h and moved east along Middle Street into Waterloo Street then onto Church Street. The procession then turned into Irving Street and headed onto Lamaha Street, coming back around to Camp Street and then west into Middle Street as they headed back to the starting point.The procession during Sunday’s cancer walkSpeaking with Guyana Times, Outreach Director at the Cancer Institute of Guyana, Dr Syed Ghazi said he was pleased with Sunday’s turnout. Pointing out that they are not trying to commercialise the event, he said they tried to get as many supporters, as well as participants including survivors and sponsors, as they could have to show up for the walk.According to Dr Ghazi, the main message they want people to take away from this year’s awareness walk is that breast cancer is curable but only if it is detected early and the only way it can be detected is by doing regular screenings.“If we find this cancer in the earlier stages, it will be treated… You can’t be a pessimist and say ‘cancer is incurable’ and ‘cancer is a death warrant’ – no! Cancer is curable and the people here today at this walk, dancing and exercising they are showing positivity that cancer can be cured if detected early. So get screened and if you are detected early then it can save your life,” the Cancer Institute’s Outreach Director posited.Outreach Director at the Cancer Institute of Guyana, Dr Syed GhaziThis message was also reiterated by one survivor, who has been free of cancer for about a year and a half now. She underscored the importance of early detection.“When we were walking we talked about [how] early detection saves lives and we as a group – as survivors, as a family – have to do our part and not just say it. If everybody here takes somebody and say let’s go and get tested then that ‘early detection saves life’ makes sense. We each have to do something,” she contended.Digicel Guyana handing over a cheque to the Cancer Institute of GuyanaMeanwhile, according to the Dr Ghazi, while they are in the forefront of early detection, the institute, in collaboration with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and the Australian High Commission, will be rolling out a campaign in the coming days that will see a team visiting Mabaruma in Region One (Barima-Waini) to screen about 200 women.He noted that the programme will also extend to the other eight administrative regions until May next year to screen 1000 women for cervical cancer by doing pap smear testings.“So it’s not just breast cancer we’re tackling. We are out here to fight cervical cancer, we are out here to fight prostate cancer – all the cancers that our community is suffering from,” Dr Ghazi stressed.On this note, he encouraged persons to continue to support the Cancer Institute of Guyana, volunteer and donate so that they can help more people especially the poor and needy, who cannot afford cancer treatment. As such, Dr Ghazi is appealing to corporate Guyana to step forward.However, some companies had already taken the cue and threw their support behind the fight against cancer. In fact, local telecommunications giant, Digicel Guyana, was a co-sponsor of Sunday’s cancer walk.Speaking with Guyana Times, Communications Manager Vidya Sanicharra said Digicel is proud to be a part of events such as these to raise awareness on cancer, as it has done over the years.“This year we decided to get the staff involved and invite them to come on the walk with us as we partnered with the Cancer Institute of Guyana. We would’ve always partnered with them but this year we did it a little different in that we actually had staff coming on the walk with us.So cancer is something we’re committed to, we’re always gonna be behind the fight and always strive to contribute in whatever ways we can as a good corporate citizen. There is no doubt that anytime there is a need for cancer support or any other support that we’re gonna be there,” she stated.In addition, another company – Guyana Beverage Inc – through its Oasis water brand was another corporate sponsor of Sunday’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.last_img read more

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City Council wants federal grant to help reconstruct 100 Street

first_imgThe city’s portion required for this project will become part of the Capital Budget for those years.In fact, Mayor Ackerman says reconstructing 100 Street into four-lanes has always been a part of council’s goal, but is hoping this grant will deter some of the cost the city would be solely responsible for allocating.Staff will now contact MP Zimmer and inform him of the city’s desired project associated with the grant.Below is a map of the proposed changes.Advertisement Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer initially encouraged City Hall to apply for this grant, and when first discussed with Mayor Lori Ackerman and accompanied Councillors, they more specifically talked about upgrading Airport Road.However Airport Road is technically outside city limits, and coupled with the fact that major transportation routes can apply for other grants as well, it was decided to take on this project instead.“The Ministry of Transportation can apply for that grant,” explains General Manager of Community Services Wally Ferris. “They haven’t actually approached us with the fact that they may be applying for that, so we’re going ahead with this grant application for 100 Street.”- Advertisement -The project, which would run across 110 Avenue to 119 Avenue, will also be split into two phases; the first from 110 Avenue to 114A Avenue and the second from 114A Avenue to 119 Avenue.The cost of this four-lane project is estimated at a two-year total of $10.2 million.If the grant is approved, the city would be responsible for $2 million during the first phase and $1.4 million during the second.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Spurs fear Man United swoop for Pochettino and Lewandowski to Liverpool? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Liverpool have made Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski their top target this summer. The Merseyside giants are set for a huge investment from the Middle East and Jurgen Klopp will now have the chance to compete with Europe’s top sides when the summer transfer window reopens. And Lewandowski will top his wish list. (Daily Star)Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham sweating over his delay in signing a bumper new contract. Spurs are concerned the Argie will become Manchester United’s favoured target after Paris Saint-Germain joined the hunt for Jose Mourinho. (The Sun)Romelu Lukaku believes he has “unfinished business” at Chelsea . His view puts the deposed Premier League champions in pole position to land the Everton striker, who has already admitted he wants to join “a top club” this summer. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are facing a battle to persuade Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil to sign contract extensions at the Emirates Stadium with talks over new deals being placed on hold until the summer. (The Times)Cristiano Ronaldo has met the Paris Saint-Germain president to discuss a summer move to the French capital. Ronaldo is alleged to have travelled from Madrid to Paris last Wednesday – the day after his Champions League hat-trick for Real against Wolfsburg. (Daily Mirror)Peter Crouch admits he could quit Stoke this summer because he wants to play more often. Crouch, 35, is frustrated at making only two Premier League starts this season and does not want to spend the last year of his contract sitting on the sidelines. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City will make no decision on the futures of Yaya Touré, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Fernandinho, Jesús Navas and Willy Caballero until their Champions League and Premier League challenges are over. (Guardian)Pablo Zabaleta has admitted he has been considering his future at Manchester City. The Argentina right-back has made just 10 Barclays Premier League appearances this season due to a combination of injury and the form of Bacary Sagna. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace are set to reignite their interest in £8million Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar. The Eagles showed in an interest in the Senegal 23-year-old in January but his club refused to sell at the time. (Daily Mirror)Crisis-stricken Aston Villa are exploring if they have legal grounds to sack disgraced club captain Gabriel Agbonlahor after his latest suspension. Ex-Villa trainee Agbonlahor has become a hate-figure at his local club this term following their struggles and relegation. He has only scored once and is now suspended for a second time this term after being pictured with laughing gas canisters while partying in London the same night Villa were relegated. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?‘Confident’ Tottenham striker Harry Kane says the Premier League title is Leicester’s to lose‘I’ll only be happy if I keep Sunderland in the Premier League’, Sam Allardyce tells talkSPORTArsenal plotting big-money move for Leicester sensation Riyad MahrezArsenal transfer news: Bayern Munich star wants Alexis Sanchez to sign for German giantsBarcelona hope to beat Arsenal and Manchester United to star centre-back Mats HummelsChelsea youngster Andreas Christensen wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach in permanent dealChelsea and Manchester City told they have no chance of luring Paul Pogba away from JuventusLeicester facing battle to keep N’Golo Kante as Italian giants Juventus eye midfield sensationlast_img read more

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‘WE’VE BEEN PUT INTO GLASS COFFIN OF RECESSION’ – SAYS PRINGLE

first_imgSpeaking to the Tánaiste at Leaders’ Questions today, Thomas Pringle TD pointed out: “Your government has a tendency to let the banks run the show when all they have done is put us into a glass coffin of recession.”Highlighting the importance of Post Offices being included in the rollout of the Basic Payment Account for those who do not have bank accounts, the Independent TD for Donegal South West outlined his concerns as to why Post Offices are not included in the upcoming pilot programme.“The Department of Finance, which provides for the introduction of a Basic Payment Account, has decided in their wisdom to favour the pilot of basic accounts through those ‘reliable and well-oiled machines’ – the banks!” In effect it would seem that for the 17% of people who do not have a bank account, these people are being corralled into the banks and the State ignores the tried and trusted and in situ system that is the post office network. The Department of Social Protection intends to move to 100% electronic payments for social welfare benefits and implement this strategy with the banks. But what the Government fails to see is that people don’t trust the banks.”“The Post Office is a trusted part of our communities and can implement the basic account in a way that will provide the easiest access for everyone and continue to allow people to get their payments in their local Post Office. Post Offices provide significant social fabric – put simply the Post Office is the perfect way to roll out this account. This would also help to ensure the continued operation of many rural post offices by growing the services that they can provide.This is something that achieved a high level of financial inclusion in Brazil when the Post Offices there won the tender, and it continues to be a success,” added Pringle.“The Tánaiste claims that there is already progress in rolling out these accounts to Post Offices, yet none appear to be involved in the pilot programme. Not only would the inclusion of post offices provide cost savings, it would help maintain the jobs of the 3,000 people that work in our post offices and provide people with a trustworthy, reliable service.”It is vital that Post Offices are included in the rollout of the Basic Payment Account and I call on the Government to ensure that this happens,” stated Pringle.‘WE’VE BEEN PUT INTO GLASS COFFIN OF RECESSION’ – SAYS PRINGLE was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:’WE’VE BEEN PUT INTO GLASS COFFIN OF RECESSION’ – SAYS PRINGLElast_img read more

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RORY – “HOW JIMMY SAVED MY LIFE FROM SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL”

first_imgPop star Rory Gallagher has revealed the Donegal GAA team saved his life after he suffered a nervous breakdown and became addicted to pills.Rory’s hit tune, ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’, has notched up an incredible one million views on You Tube and topped the iTune charts recently.Now the Kilcar singer has revealed his life was spiraling out of control until he penned the famous tune about Jim McGuinness and his All-Ireland winning football stars. Rory revealed he suffered a nervous breakdown, was addicted to pills and was trying to cope with a failing career.But his magical tune in honour of the Donegal footballers changed all that.Rory, 32, who lives in Lanzarote, has now found a new lease of life and is about to start a nationwide tour.“I was playing four hour gigs to drunken tourists and I just wasn’t getting anything out of it. “I was broke, playing horrible cover songs, drinking cheap booze and downing uppers.“I just knew it couldn’t go on,” he said.Rory admits he didn’t go outside of his apartment for three weeks and was suffering form panic attacks.He says the only thing that kept him going was his loving wife Cara who insisted he go for walks on the beach.“It really was the scariest time of my life and I did suffer a mental breakdown. I just couldn’t see a way forward,” he said. Rory found that light through his music and the icing on the cake came in the form of the song Jimmy’s Winning Matches.The song was originally and ode to his friend Jimmy from Senegal, a street trader in Lanzarote and was called ‘Jimmy’s Selling Watches.’The video and the song went viral on You Tube and the rest is history.It has become a hit around the world and has given him a second chance to become a star again. “When Donegal captain Michael Murphy lifted the Sam Maguire Cup and then began to sing Jimmy”s Winning Matches at Croke Park, I knew I had won my All Ireland too.“It has been a long road. The song is a calling card for me but people come to see me now and I can show them that I have a lot to offer as a singer,” said Rory.RORY – “HOW JIMMY SAVED MY LIFE FROM SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL” was last modified: November 17th, 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)Tags:drinkJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESpilsRory Gallagherlast_img read more

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ANGLERS LOSE LONG-RUNNING LEGAL CASE OVER FISHING RIGHTS ON GWEEBARRA

first_imgA JUDGE has ruled against anglers involved in a long-running dispute over a Co Donegal fishery.The anglers had been fishing the Gweebarra for a number of years until new rules came into force in 2007.But a judgement in favour of the Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has sounded the deathknell for anglers hopes of being recognised as having “rights” to fish. In a statement to Donegal Daily, the IFI said Ms Justice Laffoy’s delivered judgement in the High Court on the first module of the trial in the case of Inland Fisheries Ireland (“IFI”) v Peadar O’ Baoill and Others had ruled in its favour.The organisation said the trial was sought by IFI to allow key issues to be determined in this first module with the objective of saving court time and costs. The module related to the most important sections of the fishery, parts of which are in State ownership and part private. All these sections are managed by IFI and include the famous “Mayo Pool”.Said the IFI statement: “The key claim by the Defendants and others opposed to the new fishing arrangements introduced on the Gweebarra by the Northern Regional Fisheries Board (now IFI) in 2007 (following agreement with other stakeholders), was that they had acquired rights to fish freely without permit or other restriction by virtue of fishing in this manner for many years prior to 2007.“They claimed they could continue to fish without the need for a permit from IFI on behalf of the State or private owners, as appropriate. If such rights were upheld it would have made the arrangements introduced in 2007 unworkable as the rod management plan which was central to the changes was dependent on regulation by issue of permits.“The decision on this key claim for any section of the fishery had application throughout the freshwater fishery as if there were such rights, they would affect all owners and all sections. However the Judgement was emphatic in rejecting the Defendants’ claim in that regard stating-“The reality is that the defendants have not established any right, public, or otherwise, to fish in the freshwater part of the Gweebarra River, including the part thereof the subject of this module”.The IFI said the questions to be determined by the Court in this module and the answers given by the Judge were as follows-(a) Does the plaintiff (Inland Fisheries Ireland) have the right to manage, control and regulate access to the lands marked in yellow (State owned) and green (Privately owned) on the relevant mapAnswer: Yes(b) Is the plaintiff (Inland Fisheries Ireland) entitled to the reliefs sought against the defendants insofar as the lands at (a) above are concerned?Answer: Yes(c) Are the defendants entitled to the reliefs set out in the counterclaim insofar as the lands at (a) above are concerned?Answer: NoIn short, said the IFI, it succeeded and the Defendants failed on all issues which were the subject of this module and, as already outlined above, the rejection of their claim to have acquired rights to fish without the permit of the owners extends to the entire freshwater part of the Gweebarra.The IFI went on: “The statements on behalf of the Donegal Game Angling Federation as reported in the edition of the Donegal News on the 21st December are therefore quite incomprehensible in the circumstances given they claim among other things that the Judgement confirmed the Defendants’ rights to fish the Gweebarra when the exact opposite is the case.“In her concluding remarks, the Judge urged the parties to avoid further expense by endeavouring to resolve the remainder of the dispute by local agreement and stated that “the Gweebarra River is a precious resource, which requires to be protected for this and future generations”- a view which IFI fully endorses.“In that context IFI repeats it’s previously stated position that it has absolutely no wish to be involved in proceedings of this nature and remains committed to the protection of the Gweebarra fishery in its entirety, the public portion of which is a state asset. It welcomes any initiative which will allow for sustainable management of the fishery into the future. It is happy therefore to seek to resolve the remainder of the dispute, but such would have to be found in the context of existing legal agreements with other stakeholders.”ANGLERS LOSE LONG-RUNNING LEGAL CASE OVER FISHING RIGHTS ON GWEEBARRA was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ANGLERS LOSE LONG-RUNNING LEGAL CASE OVER FISHING RIGHTS ON GWEEBARRAlast_img read more

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Donegal seaweed company hope to establish ‘strong partnerships’ in the US

first_imgDonegal-based Algaran Teoranta is one of 15 companies who will be showcasing the North West’s ‘entrepreneurship and innovation’ when they travel to Boston Massachusetts next month as part of a joint collaboration between Councils in Donegal and Derry/Strabane.The trip is part of the region’s strategy to promote inward investment and provide local businesses access to potential export opportunity.Algaran Teoranta manufactures a range of edible Seaweed, Seaweed Foods and Seaweed Cosmetics, all Certified Organic by Organic Trust Ltd and is based in Malinmore, Glencolmcille – in close proximity to the cleanest shores of the West Coast of Ireland. Algaran Teoranta’s products are produced locally with freshly harvested seaweed. The company was established in 2004 by Italian woman Rosaria Piseri – who has a Diploma in Natural Science from the University of Milan and a previous career working in the food and drinks industry.In recent years, Algaran Teoranta has attracted attention from the Japanese market as an attractive source of seaweed food products. It is also the first company in Europe to get Irish seaweed certified as organic.Speaking ahead of participating in the Boston trade mission, Algaran Teoranta CEO Rosaria Piseri, said: “We are a small manufacturer of seaweed products for the health and beauty sectors – harvesting our seaweed locally and transforming it in a few hours into both food and cosmetics.Algaran Teoranta CEO Rosaria Piseri“Our products are always fresh – and we use no flavours, colouring or other chemicals. “We decided to participate in the trade delegation to Boston as we are hoping to tap into a much bigger marketplace for our niche products – and firmly believe that the US market could provide us with that opportunity.“A few years ago, we sold seaweed in bulk as ingredients to a company who were producing vegan food in New York. However, we now hope to expand much more widely into the US market with our unique seaweed foods and cosmetics range.“A successful trip to Boston for us would be to meet the right partners with whom we could establish strong long-term relationships.“We are also on the lookout for investors – as we are planning to set up another three production units in Ireland that will cater for our anticipated expansion into both the American and Asian markets.”Donegal seaweed company hope to establish ‘strong partnerships’ in the US was last modified: October 26th, 2017 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

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49ers vs. Cardinals injury report: Sanders encouraged, Kittle doubtful

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders doesn’t sound like a veteran on the verge of missing his first 49ers game.Although a rib injury forced him out of Monday night’s loss and kept him from the 49ers’ ensuing practices, his “questionable” status comes with optimism for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. .“It’s getting better by the day,” Sander said Friday. “I’m going to try to battle it out. I have muscled it out before, though.“I don’t see it being that big of a problem, …last_img read more

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Google’s car will automatically pull you over for the police

first_imgRelated Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Google’s self-driving cars might yield the road to emergency vehicles, like police cars, automatically. A new U.S. patent shows sensors inside the car recognizing police lights, red and blue, and moving to the side of the road before the emergency vehicle passes.This may reduce accidents associated with drivers not knowing what to do when an emergency vehicle charges past. There have been plenty of accidents like this, where a driver has hit another car or hit an object on the side of the road, as they try to avoid the emergency vehicle.See Also: What is going on at Google’s self-driving car unit?Google is currently inputting a large amount of data to teach the sensors the difference between sunlight, traffic lights, and emergency vehicles. For now, police cars are the focus, though it might extend to other vehicles that require drivers to yield the road.Maybe your should pay attention to the road…itselfCommunication between cars and roads could be another way to alert self-driving cars of emergency vehicles. That may reduce the time spent moving back into the lane after the vehicle passes, if all cars are connected and autonomous.The search giant has been building various programs for its self-driving system to make it friendlier and safer than human drivers. It recently added functionality to recognize multiple cyclists and provide them with adequate space on the road.Even with these seemingly small updates, Google and other self-driving operators still have a large blank space in the encyclopedia of what to do in certain situations. It’s part of the reason Google, Uber, and others are adamant about testing cars in the real world, as its the perfect way to experience random encounters on the road. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#autonomous cars#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#patent#police#Self-Driving#Uber center_img David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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You Own It

first_imgYou own it.You own the decisions you make about what you choose to do with your time. You also own your decision as to what you choose not to do. You are as responsible for what gets done as you are for what doesn’t get done.You own the decision about when you do what you do. You also own a decision not to do something at some particular time. You are responsible for when something gets done, and you’re responsible for the things that you don’t get done.You own the commitments you make to other people. You also own the implied commitments that you made without having said anything. You own the explicit promises you make and the promises that were implied or inferred.Your success is yours, too. You own it. But if you own your successes, then you also own your failures. What goes right is yours, and so is what goes wrong.The results you produce are yours, good or bad. If they are not what you want them to be, then you have to make the necessary changes to produce the results you want. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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