JFK Gets “New Pain-killer” Machine

first_imgThe Gradian Health Systems has donated an anesthesia machine to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center to equip the institution during testing and surgical operations.Anesthesia refers to the practice of administering medications either by injection or by inhalation (breathing in) that block the feeling of pain and other sensations, or that produces a deep state of unconsciousness and eliminates all sensations. This allows medical and surgical procedures to be done without causing undue distress or discomfort.The donated machine requires no compressed gas or electricity while operating it, because it can be operated without oxygen using the air in the room. It delivers safe anesthesia in any other hospital, including rural setting.“The donation of the anesthesia machine included setting-up of the machine and training of the health practitioners to offer required services of the machine as well as maintenance,” said Minister of Gender Julia Ducan Cassell who, along with Dr. Edward McClain, received the machine on behalf the Government of Liberia.She said the coming of the machine at J.F.K. will save many lives and decrease the alarming mortality rate for which the government remains overwhelmed in working with all partners in building a resilient health sector.Madam Duncan-Cassell explained that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had also asked the Gradian Health Systems to help the government in providing additional medical equipment to the Redemption Hospital.Meanwhile, Gradian Health Systems has accepted to provide the requested equipment in the not too distant future.“We have a kind of machine that works in any part of the country without electricity. Therefore, we want to inform the public that health delivery services at JFK is getting better. And for that, we call on our women and children to take advantage of the better health services by regularly visiting the hospital to receive the best of treatment,” Minister Duncan Cassell stated.For his part, JFK Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Billy Johnson, said the machine will improve services at the hospital because it allows safe and effective anesthesia during medical procedures.He hailed Gradian Health Systems for their willingness to train Liberians to operate and maintain the machine.He added that the coming of the equipment will greatly buttress government’s efforts to help build a vibrant health system.The machine, according to Dr. Johnson, it will be used for adults and children with all kinds of surgical cases.This cost-effective machine is used at major health facilities to put patients to sleep for surgery. The Universal Anesthesia Machine (UAM), as it is called, is the first of its kind in Liberia.Dr. Johnson lauded President Sirleaf and Minister Cassell for their respective roles played in ensuring that Liberia gets her first anesthesia machine in long time.Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gradian Health Systems, Stephen M. Rudy, said the anesthesia machine delivers world-class anesthesia care in any hospital, despite unreliable electricity and shortages of compressed medical gases in any given environment.He explained that the Gradian Health Systems also trains health practitioners, who provide anesthesia services, and spare parts for the machine after being delivered.“There are classes of surgery that required an anesthesia machine, because in the absence of it, the surgery would not be performed well. These include emergency trauma from road accidents, which required anesthesia to properly treat accident victims,” he said.It is important to improve access to safe surgery and preoperative care in low-resource settings by providing technology service and training to strengthen anesthesia capabilities, which remain cardinal to all health institutions, including Liberia.“Gradian Health Systems equips hospitals around the world to deliver anesthesia safely and economically,” he explained. “The machine is being used in Europe, Africa and Asia delivering general anesthesia in a wide variety of environments on patients of any age.”The unique combination of continuous flow and draw-over anesthesia, Mr. Rudy said, qualifies it for use in facilities from world-renowned hospitals to resource-constrained district hospitals in low-income countries.The machine is accordingly serviced through the provision of spare parts by courier shipment and regional service providers. The oxygen monitor continuously displays inspired oxygen content. The oxygen monitor lasts up to ten hours on battery backup during power outages. The ventilator offers alarms for disconnect, high pressure, and other conditions.Mr. Rudy observed that the JFK has light, power, oxygen and those are the things that an anesthesia machine needs, but in the absence of them, the machine can still work. The supply of oxygen can change at any time, but the anesthesia machine helps to improve all surgical needs of any hospital.He said his institution is a non-profit social enterprise collaborating with partners in clinical medicine, national health systems, medical technology and philanthropy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal holiday home named amongst best in the country

first_imgA Donegal holiday home has been named amongst the best in the country in a national travel awards scheme by Sykes Holiday Cottages.Mulroy View, a five-bedroom cottage overlooking Mulroy Bay near Kerrykeel in County Donegal, picked up the silver award.The property is ideal for families and friends celebrating special occasions or looking to explore this part of the country. The Donegal property was only bettered by Marino, an impressive rental property in Liscannor, County Clare.It took home gold thanks to its cosy living spaces and spectacular sea views. The property has a nautical theme, with décor inspired by the nearby fishing village and harbour.Bronze was awarded to A Country View Cottage, a rental close to Athenry in County Galway with its own games room including a full-size snooker table and minibar.Now in its third year, Sykes received 2,500 entries from throughout the UK and Ireland across 30 categories – ranging from Best for Romance to Best for Glamping, alongside regional winners. All three properties beat off tough competition from others shortlisted, but the judges were impressed by their style and facilities, as well as occupancy rates and customer feedback on cleanliness, comfort, location and value for money.Harriet Kerr, commercial director at Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “The Sykes Gem Awards have given us the chance to celebrate unique holiday homes and their owners. More and more travellers are opting for staycations over holidays on the continent, and last year we saw a boost in bookings to Ireland.“Because of this, those with a second home or money to invest are increasingly turning to holiday letting – who knows, we may see them on the Sykes Gems shortlist next year!”Graham Donoghue, Sykes Holiday Cottages’ CEO, added: “We launched the awards to recognise and reward the hard work of the owners who are part of the Sykes family. Back then, we had no idea how popular they would be, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the response and this year received a record number of submissions.“I love being part of the judging panel – you hear about peoples’ passion for holiday letting and everything they do to go above and beyond to deliver unforgettable breaks throughout the UK and Ireland.” Cormac O’Suilleabhain, from Tourism Ireland, said: “Awards like this one serve to shine a spotlight on Ireland and the brilliant breaks available here. I was blown away by the standard of the entries, so it was tough to choose between them, but all three properties are very deserving winners.”Donegal holiday home named amongst best in the country was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Sykes Holiday Cottageslast_img read more

Over 200 homes without power across Donegal

first_imgA number of electricity outages have been reported around Donegal this Tuesday morning, leaving over 200 properties without power.Faults have occurred in West Donegal, Ballyshannon and Stranorlar.Over 100 customers are affected by outages in Ballyshannon. ESB repair crews are working on the issue and expect to have service restored by 11.45am. Meanwhile, power is out in Portnoo and outside Ardara. Supplies are expected to be restored before 1pm.Another outage in Stranorlar, affecting up to 50 properties, is expected to be repaired by 12.15pm.Updates are available on https://www.esb.ie/esb-networks/powercheck/Over 200 homes without power across Donegal was last modified: December 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

The budding connection between football and gambling

first_imgProfessional football exists for two very important reasons. The first is to give fans a wonderful league and teams to rally around as a community. Additionally, it’s fans who watch their favorite teams and players and get inspired to become great football players themselves. The other reason professional football exists is to give sports gamblers something to do on game-day. Indeed, there has always been a comfortable relationship between European football leagues/teams and a growing gambling industry throughout Europe.In recent years, the connection football has with gambling has expanded to include relationships between the leagues, teams and players with land-based and online casino/sports book operators. These relationships have manifested into sponsorship deals that are giving exposure to all parties involved.On the football side, sponsorship deals with major gambling operations have brought a great infusion of cash to help offset the rising cost of player salaries. For the land-based and online casino operators, these deals have brought them additional exposure, which has resulted in large increases in customer bases pretty much across the board. If a deal is one that greatly benefits both parties equally, it would be appropriate to say these sponsorship deals are rock solid.Sponsorship deals – the early daysWith the rising acceptance across Europe of gambling as a viable form of adult entertainment, it has become an accepted practice for football clubs to have relationships with gambling interests. No longer do fans and regulatory bodies feel uneasy about possible integrity issues related to gamblers and gambling operators having direct access to players and teams. With much of that in the past, the two communities have been able to move forward in a sort of marriage.With that said, the first material sponsorship deals came to light just a little over 10 years ago. Online gambling giant Bwin.Party was the first one to join the fray with a T shirt sponsorship deal for Real Madrid. That deal lasted for five years, ending in 2012, with Bwin.Party then moving on to sponsorship of Manchester United. The deal with Real Madrid is estimated to have increased the online bookmaker’s customer base by 20% of the gambling market in Spain.Other major deals being signed around the start of the decade included land-based casino giant Genting Casinos’ two-year deal with Aston Villa F.C., starting in 2012. Gambling companies like 188Bet, bet365 and 12Bet.com soon followed up with sponsorship deals of its own with various premier League Clubs like Stoke City and West Ham United.Current sponsorship dealsIt turns out that what was taking place just 10 years ago was nothing more than a tip of the iceberg. Today, there are nine Premiere League teams that have game-day jersey sponsorship deals with gambling concerns and online casinos. The list includes Bournemouth (M88), Everton (SportPesa), Fulham (Dafabet), Newcastle United (Fun88), West Ham United (Betway) and Wolverhampton (W88) among others.As evidence this is a trend that is likely to continue growing, we are seeing a number of US major sports leagues and teams also signing with large online gambling operators. That includes a very recent deal signed between MGM Resorts and Major League Soccer. By the way, MGM has also signed deals with the NBA and the NFL’s New York Jets. Clearly, major sports leagues and the gambling industry understand the tremendous potential that lies within these deals. Very soon, there’s a realistic chance every team in the Premier League will have a relationship with a large gambling conglomerate. The next logical step will be the introduction of sponsorship deals for the league in general and some of the major facilities where the top teams call home. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Tuatara Genes Are Running in Place

first_imgOne would expect a living fossil to show extreme stasis at the genetic level.  Not so for the tuatara, a New Zealand reptile, reported EurekAlert: researchers found that “although tuatara have remained largely physically unchanged over very long periods of evolution, they are evolving – at a DNA level – faster than any other animal yet examined.”    The tuatara is said to be the lone survivor of a class of beak-headed reptiles that co-existed with the dinosaurs 200 million years ago (see Live Science for picture).  The rate of molecular evolution of this lizard-like animal, the researchers said, is much faster than that of cave bears, lions, oxen and horses, which supposedly evolved from primitive mammals in far less time.    Based on this study, the authors are claiming that molecular evolution and morphological evolution have nothing to do with each other: “Many scientists have thought that molecular evolution would be fastest in animals whose physical form, or morphology, also evolved swiftly,” the article says.  “The tuatara finding suggests otherwise, that there is no relationship between the two rates.”  But if evolution does not cause fitness changes at the genetic level that translate into body changes, where did elephants and giraffes come from?    See also the discussion of this paper by David Tyler on Access Research Network, and the 03/31/2002 entry about tuatara resilience to climate change.Molecular changes is not evolution in the sense of creating new organs and functions.  That is clear from the fact that the tuatara is unchanged from its fossil counterparts.  The tuatara was already a complete embarrassment for the Darwinists – as are all living fossils.  This counter-intuitive result should make them consider the possibility that something is completely wrong with their assumptions.  The first one that should go on the chopping block is the assumption of millions of years.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2017 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Wes Montgomery, Fayette County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Like many farmers, Fayette County’s Wes Montgomery wasn’t expecting much as he started the combine up and headed for the corn rows. But as he tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this Cab Cam brought to you by Fennig Equipment, things are quite a bit better than anticipated in his part of the state.last_img

Updated Encyclopedia Page on Photovoltaic Systems

first_imgNew material and more informationThese new economic realities forced us to take a fresh look at the Photovoltaic Systems page in the GBA Encyclopedia. The page has been updated with new material and revised information on PV costs.The Photovoltaic Systems page is one of many articles in the GBA Encyclopedia that is available only to GBA Pro members. To enjoy all of the benefits of GBA Pro membership, subscribe to GBA Pro today or try our 14-day free trial.GBA Pro members are invited to take a look at the new encyclopedia page, and post comments and suggestions for improvements. Only a few years ago, the installed cost of a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system was about $7 per watt. Now that inexpensive PV modules are widely available, the price has been cut in half (to about $3.50 per watt) in many areas of the U.S.As architect Jesse Thompson pointed out in his GBA guest blog, PV Systems Have Gotten Dirt Cheap, falling PV prices are a game-changer.last_img read more

What, them worry? Warriors confident despite NBA Finals hole

first_imgView comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Serena Williams bids early adieu at French Open, like Naomi Osaka before her Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too No problem, they figure.“It’s first to four, not first to one,” Klay Thompson said. “So, still a lot of basketball to be played.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Warriors’ 1-0 deficit may be unusual, but they certainly don’t seem uncomfortable. Golden State had won 12 straight Game 1s before falling 118-109 on Thursday, and the two-time defending champions hadn’t been behind in the NBA Finals since Cleveland had a 2-1 lead in 2015.Golden State coach Steve Kerr has pointed to his team’s poor transition defense in the opener after Toronto used its quickness to score 24 fast-break points and turn the Warriors’ 17 turnovers into 17 points. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The Warriors started Jordan Bell at center in Game 1 and Kerr thought he did well, but Golden State has other options. DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut are also in the center rotation along with Kevon Looney.“Every game is going to be different,” Kerr said. “Pretty much every game this postseason has been different at the center position, based on what we have needed. The one constant is Looney, who is going to play his 28, 30 minutes one way or the other. What we’re always trying to do is mix and match, and find matchups and fill in those gaps with the right combinations that can help us win.”WATCH YOUR MOUTHThe Los Angeles Clippers were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for comments coach Doc Rivers made about Leonard during a TV appearance. Kerr won’t fall into the same predicament, having gotten in trouble before.“I got fined when I was the GM of Phoenix for making a joke on ‘The Dan Patrick Show.’” Kerr said. “I think he asked me if we were interested in LeBron when LeBron was a free agent back in whatever it was that he went to Miami. I said if he’s willing to take the minimum, we would take him. Dan laughed. And I wrote a $10,000 check the next day. So I learned my lesson. I don’t comment about any other players”.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They were getting the ball off the rim and just pushing it. Instead of crashing as hard as we did, we’ll have to make the adjustment in Game 2 and try to send more guys back,” Thompson said Saturday. “But 10 days off as well, we might have had a little cobwebs. It was just a mixture of things. But I know this: I know we’ll be better tomorrow.”Kerr said the Raptors reminded him of the Warriors, with Pascal Siakam pushing the ball in transition the way Draymond Green does. Siakam was the far more effective player in the opener, with 32 points while Green struggled to a 2-for-9 night.But the Warriors aren’t worried, relying on the confidence from facing just about every possible situation while making it to five straight NBA Finals.“They got rings and they can be confident,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “We can’t really necessarily worry about them. We have to continue to worry about us. They’re going to be them and they’re going to do their thing, but for us we have to concentrate on us and focus on what we have to do.”Things to know going into Game 2:ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr listens during a basketball press conference at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors are rugged and relentless, capable of punishing teams in transition any time they make a mistake.The Golden State Warriors felt like they were seeing a version of themselves in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and now they have to stop it.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue BETTER LEONARD?Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the opener but shot just 5 for 14 after averaging 31.2 points in the first three rounds. Coach Nick Nurse doesn’t think the All-Star forward was bothered by a leg injury that appeared to hamper him somewhat in the Eastern Conference finals.“I don’t think the leg trouble is much of an issue,” Nurse said, “and I’m expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow.”TALKING TRASHIf the Warriors want to rattle Leonard, it will require actions rather than words. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP always appears to be calm, and he was asked if he responds when players try to trash talk him.“It really doesn’t happen too much,” Leonard said. “I really can’t say it happens.”KD’s OKThough Kevin Durant remains out at least one more game with a strained right calf, he traveled to Toronto with the Warriors to work with the training staff. Stephen Curry said his presence around the locker room is helpful until the two-time NBA Finals MVP can get back on the floor.“Anybody who goes through an injury like that, you kind of feel alienated because your schedule is a little different. Most of the time you’re on kind of (isolation) with our athletic training staff, putting extra hours in. Stuff starts to feel monotonous, especially with the big stage of the finals here and now,” Curry said. “So I think he’s handled that well, understanding his time is coming sooner than later and he’s doing whatever he can on a daily basis to get healthy.”MAN IN THE MIDDLElast_img read more