Dominica’s health sector benefits from equipment from India and China

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica’s health sector benefits from equipment from India and China by: – December 6, 2011 Share Tweet 45 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Hon. Julius Timothy. (file photo)Health Minister Julius Timothy says Dominica’s health sector will soon receive a major boost from two friendly governments this year.Health Minister Julius Timothy told the official opening ceremony of an Ambulatory Care Unit and a Refurbished Dialysis Unit that the governments of China and India have given their commitment towards supplying the equipment.“Later this month, we expect as a gift from the government of China, a container load of a lot of the basic equipment and tools which we need at the hospital and this could really bring us to scratch. A lot of things which you may hear that the hospital do not have we expect to have enough of them thanks to the PRC. We also expect, either later this month or early next month, to receive a considerable consignment of goods from the government of India. Those we negotiated with the government of India through a Memorandum of Understanding,” he said.He said government will also make major improvements in the area of human resource.“We at the ministry level are doing our best. In terms of staff, just last year, we appointed 94 nurses to new positions. Just recently we secured places at universities for doctors to specialize. We are going now into a special program for our junior doctors in conjunction with the Ross University School of Medicine. So we are not only taking care of equipment, we are taking care of the people too,” he said.The health minister also indicated that once the West Coast Road Project is completed, construction on a brand new funded hospital will commence.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Hull end long wait for win

first_img The striker cemented a 3-1 victory in the sixth minute of stoppage time to extend the Tigers’ hold over the Black Cats following last season’s treble success against them. Steve Bruce’s men, who last claimed all three points against Crystal Palace on October 4, were behind within 30 seconds after Adam Johnson punished skipper Curtis Davies’ calamitous error. However, in front of a largely horrified Boxing Day crowd of 44,817, Uruguayan Gaston Ramirez levelled from distance with 33 minutes gone with City’s first goal in 333 minutes of football to set the stage for defender James Chester and Jelavic to snatch the points. It proved a frustrating afternoon for Ramirez’s compatriot Gus Poyet, who had challenged his side to put together back-to-back victories after their derby success at Newcastle, but saw them wilt in disappointing fashion, although they felt they should have been awarded a first-half penalty and were furious at the award of a free-kick which immediately preceded Chester’s goal. Hull arrived on Wearside with injuries and suspensions leaving Steve Bruce desperately short of options and with a run of 10 league games without a win leaving them even shorter on confidence, and things were to get significantly worse before they improved markedly. There were only 30 seconds on the clock when, after Davies – he had shaken off a calf problem to start – left a back-pass to keeper Allan McGregor woefully short and then compounded the error by trying to shield the ball back, Johnson nipped in to round the Scotland international and slot home. The home fans, still basking in the glory of the former Manchester City winger’s winner at St James’ Park on Sunday, rose to acclaim a belatedly emerging hero and settled down in the hope of a rare routine victory. Sunderland dominated the early stages and might have increased their lead with 16 minutes gone had Liam Rosenior not managed to get a block on Sebastian Larsson’s goal-bound shot. But the Tigers responded and with Ramirez, Robbie Brady and Stephen Quinn starting to make an impression, they eased their way back into the game and restored parity 12 minutes before the break, if with the help of a slice of good fortune. There seemed to be little on for Ramirez when he picked up possession 30 yards out and made ground, but his dipping shot reared awkwardly off the turn in front of keeper Costel Pantilimon and flew inside the post. Poyet’s men dug in once again and came close to restoring their advantage during a flurry of activity at the end of the half with Alex Bruce fortunate to survive appeals for handball in the box and Quinn less so and Larsson having a header cleared off the line. McGregor managed to beat away a near-post shot from defender Santiago Vergini in stoppage time, but the Tigers survived and left the pitch with the boos ringing around the Stadium of Light aimed at referee Andre Marriner. The visitors returned in positive mood and with their hosts untidy during the opening minutes of the second half, made the better start with Pantilimon tipping over a disputed 50th-minute free-kick from Brady after Jordi Gomez had been adjudged to have fouled Black Cats old boy David Meyler. They got their reward from the resulting corner when Ramirez delivered the ball to the near post and Chester got in front of Vergini to power a header into the top corner. Sone Aluko might have made more of the acres of space he was afforded by the Black Cats defence five minutes later, but shot tamely at Pantilimon, and Poyet swiftly withdrew Gomez and Ricky Alvarez to send on Emanuele Giaccherini and Jozy Altidore. But the visitors continued to threaten and striker Steven Fletcher had to be in the right place at the right time to clear Davies’ goal-bound 67th-minute header, although Pantilimon was beaten again at the death when Ahmed Elmohamady played in Jelavic and he finished in style. Substitute Nikica Jelavic completed a remarkable fightback as Hull’s agonising wait for a Barclays Premier League victory came to an end at the 11th attempt at Sunderland. Press Associationlast_img read more

Wellington Aquatic Center may re-open on Saturday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Aquatic Center will remain closed for today and Wellington Recreation Commission officials hope that it will reopen Saturday.A faulty valve and pump forced city employees to drain the pool on Wednesday.The pool’s mechanical issues are fixed, but now it takes time to refill the pool. WRC Director Cody White said it takes about 40-45 hours to fill the pool back up and get it properly treated. He said there are two pipes leading to the pool with city water and well water being pumped in.“We’ll monitor the situation and hopefully we’ll be back open on Saturday,” White said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -9 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 375 weeks ago Who pays for the water that is used each year at the pool each and every time it is pumped and refilled? Rec Center or the City tax payers? Plus I am just curious are they penalized the same as regular users if they over exceed their monthly usage? Report Reply 3 replies · active 375 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 375 weeks ago The rec is part of the government so either way it is the taxpayers. Are you insinuating they are wasting taxpayers money, because maintenance is a fact of life. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 375 weeks ago I think maybe what he was getting at is are the fees the Rec center charges users of the pool sufficient to cover costs like these, or does the city not bill for the pool water use at all? Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down wellingtoncitizen · 375 weeks ago I see that they are filling it with well water and city water so of course well water nobody is paying for. I have never been penalized for over exceeding the monthly usage of water and have never heard of that so please show us where you have got that information. I would think if the rec is part of the government then you should be able to see the budget for the pool. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 375 weeks ago Do you realize almost every city has a pool? Gripe,gripe,gripe. Do you realize the pool employees a lot of people who in turn spend that money helping to keep your taxes lower. You have to spend money to save money sometimes. Besides where would all those kids that have nothing better to do go? Short answer, no where good. Report Reply 1 reply · active 375 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 375 weeks ago I grew up in a small town that didn’t have a city pool or a rec center, and I somehow managed to escape being a juvenile delinquent. I’m not saying the pool isn’t a nice facility to have, because it is, but that doesn’t mean the taxpayer’s aren’t allowed to ask questions about the operation, management, and costs of the facility. Report Reply -5 Vote up Vote down Tired Taxpayer · 375 weeks ago I seriously thought those were some good questions and only got smart remarks back from the select few I figured would. I guess this just continues to allow the rec center to stash back even more money in their rainy day funds. Seems like any tax exempt enity can take advantage of their private/government status. Just curious how much money does the rec center now have in their accounts? I don’t believe any part of the City of Wellington/Rec Center should have an account of over $1 million dollars for future build and still be able to collect taxes from the tax payers until that money is spent. Report Reply 0 replies · active 375 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Jayhawks · 375 weeks ago I pay taxes and I am happy to help fill the pool back up. My kids work there and it is a great place to work and have went there for 14 years for good family fun. Some people complain to complain. They have done it so long I don’t think they even realize they are doing it. Get positive, this is something great for Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 375 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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