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Ministry of Health holds the first in a series of training workshops on the management of Diabetic Foot for people living with Diabetes

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health holds the first in a series of training workshops on the management of Diabetic Foot for people living with Diabetes by: – August 10, 2011 20 Views   no discussions Share In photo: Nurse Rebbeca Eusebe family Nurse Practitioner (in discussion with participants)The Health Promotion Unit in the Ministry of Health, last week coordinated the training of over forty five (45) Diabetics and caregivers from the Portsmouth Health District in the Management of Diabetic Foot.The training components included theoretical sessions on foot care, signs of foot problems basic information on the disease and practical foot care demonstration. This was facilitated by Family Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca Eusebe.Ministry of Health Nutritionist Marynese Titre also facilitated the theoretical and practical demonstration session on the importance of a balance diet and the required serving sizes.Coordinator of the Health Promotion Unit, Helen Royer at the opening of the training session said that this was the 5th level of training targeting diabetics and caregivers aimed at empowering them to better care for themselves to avoid diabetic foot complications.In photo: Marynese Titre- Nutritionist discussing food portionsThe training workshop for diabetics is expected to expand to all the seven health districts and last week’s programme was the first in the series of training workshops on the Management of Diabetic Foot for people living with diabetes.An evaluation of the program indicated that workshop was very relevant to the diabetics and they had good impressions of the training.The training is part of an ongoing programme of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization –PAHO, which main goal is to reduce the risk of amputation and improve the quality of life for Diabetics.The Health Promotion Coordinator said the need for such a programme is due to the high incidence of diabetes, the risks of amputations, the economic cost for families and the implications for the health services.  She also said that although Diabetes is incurable, it can be controlled and self-management is one of the key strategies in prevention of complicationsIn photo: Helen Royer Coordinator Health Promotion (addressing the participants)The programme which commenced in June, 2011 is comprised of several components, including the training of caregivers, pedicurists, health care professionals, allied health care providers and diabetics in Dominica.The Ministry of Health hopes   that the programme will help in the improvement, the quality of life for Diabetics and a reduction in amputation in Dominica.Press ReleaseHealth Promotion Unit Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

PBSO: Impaired, Unlicensed Driver Flees Deputies and Kills Man

first_imgOne man is dead and another is in jail facing charges, after a traffic stop turned into a deadly crash on Friday night.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Pedro Hernandez was speeding on Southern Boulevard westbound after failing to stop for deputies around 9:30 p.m.He ran a red light at the intersection of Pike Road and Florida’s Turnpike, the sheriff’s office says. Another driver, 28-year-old Michael Dibartolo, was driving southbound on Pike Road near the intersection of Southern Boulevard when Hernandez’s vehicle struck the rear driver’s side of Dibartolo’s vehicle, causing it to spin and ejecting Dibartolo from the car. Dibartolo was pronounced dead at the scene.Hernandez suffered minor injuries. He does not have a driver’s license and showed signs of impairment, deputies reported. Hernandez is facing vehicular homicide and no driver license causing death charges.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday that deputies would be out looking for drunk drivers this weekend.last_img read more

250 Kids Helping Kids Through Service Project

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaOn Monday, February 15, an estimated two hundred and fifty 4-H youth from around Washington State will arrive at Priest Point Park to participate in a service project hosted by Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation that will benefit one of their peers who is in need.Through the Sparrow Club, the youth, who are in town for the Know Your Government annual conference, will receive $10 for every hour each volunteer works from a local sponsor. The funds raised will benefit 7-year-old Elijah Allen, who has a rare medical condition called Prader-Willi Syndrome.This is the third year that Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has had the honor to host this compassionate group of teens who want to help others in need and make a difference in both the community and environment. The group will be spending two hours removing invasive vegetation and planting native plants to help restore the habitat at Priest Point Park.Contact Sylvana Niehuser at [email protected] for more information about this project.last_img read more


first_imgErin with her paintingA young Glenswilly girl is being tipped as ‘one to watch’ in the art world.Erin Sweeney has been praised after her recent entry to the Sightsavers Junior Painters of the Year Awards.Erin, who attends Glenswilly NS, was hailed for her painting ‘I image the world’ and was chosen as the winner in the regional 5th/6th class category. Thousands of children from more than 200 primary schools across the country entered the competition.Erin is one of the 15 finalists chosen to have their painting displayed at an awards ceremony in Dublin in early April where the overall national winners will be announced.She will receive a special regional prize from sponsor ReCreate Ireland in recognition of her amazing achievement.Headmaster of Glenswilly NS, Mr Joseph Gallinagh said the school was very proud of Erin’s achievement. Parents Frankie and Ayleen say they are extremely happy and proud of their daughter Erin.“We see her efforts every day in our house with paper, pencils and paints and herself happily drawing away. A Big thanks to all the teachers in Glenswilly National School for their continued support, especially Ms Geraldine Galligan,” they said. TALENTED ERIN IS ALREADY SKETCHING OUT A NAME FOR HERSELF! was last modified: January 30th, 2016 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:artdonegalErin Sweeneyglenswillylast_img read more

Azkals draw Yemen, stay unbeaten in AFC Asian Cup qualifier

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY – It was a bittersweet homecoming for national team veterans Phil and James Younghusband last Tuesday night. Returning to the stadium where they represented the Philippines for the first time as teenagers, the Younghusband brothers scored a goal each to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying here. ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari. James snatched another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute as the Azkals grabbed a share of the points. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments UP appeals to overturn UAAP ruling on Ouattara’s eligibility LATEST STORIES For all the talk on their struggles of traveling and finding difficulty with the weather conditions here, the Yemenis looked likely to score each time they counter. “We’re satisfied with the result considering the difficult conditions of playing here,” said Yemen coach Abrham Mebratu. “Traveling here was tough and I have to give my players credit for fighting hard until the final whistle. We would have loved to get three points and take top spot in the group, but the Philippines also showed why it is one of the top teams in the group. We’re happy with our position now and we can be proud with the performance because the players have not played in this kind of weather.”The Azkals increased their haul to seven points from three matches for top spot in the group with Yemen two points behind. The two sides face off anew in Doha on Oct 10.Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd atPanaad. But Phil levelled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out – a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The result at Panaad Stadium was enough to keep the Azkals on top of Group F, although the Filipinos feel slightly disappointed not to make the most of home advantage against a team that had a difficult time reaching this football-loving city. “We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m happy with the 2-2 and being in first place in the group,” said Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We didn’t get three points but a point is still good. The players gave their all.”Phil equalized with an exquisite free kick in the first half, before James made sure there was no heartbreak for the Azkals with a second half header. last_img read more

PVL, Pocari blast LVPI due to ITC woes

first_imgTeam manager Eric Ty said Krystal Rivers has been in town ready to take over Edina Selimovic, who is out for the rest of the season with a hamstring tear. But with no ITC, Rivers could not suit up for the defending champions a game into the single round quarterfinal phase.“Our new import is here but to the person withholding access to our team’s FIVB account, please act with decency and register our import,” said Ty.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingITC woes have also forced the league, which revived the once dormant sport in 2004, to play all Filipino majority of the elims.“I am really dismayed with LVPI and how it has been handling the ITC problems. The Premier Volleyball League has been encountering these problems the last three years. It just shows the weakness of the LVPI leadership,” said Ricky Palou, president of the organizing Sports Vision. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Tabal wins half marathon in Canada Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes The Premier Volleyball League and Pocari Sweat Sunday blasted the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc, for its failure to act on the Lady Warriors’ request for the ITC (International Transfer Certificate) of its replacement import.Pocari is fighting for one of the last two semifinal berths in the ongoing PVL Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Meanwhile, Creamline geared up for its keenly awaited face-off with Pocari Sweat with a 25-16, 9-25, 17-25, 25-13, 15-13 win over Perlas on Saturday, matching the Lady Warriors’ scrambling victory over Air Force at the start of the quarterfinal round of the Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Alyssa Valdez came through with back-to-back kills to shatter the 13-all count in the decider and save the day for the Cool Smashers, who blew a 12-8 lead on miscues and wobbly defense that enabled the Perlas Spikers to claw back and force a tie. Valdez finished with 21 points.Earlier, the defending champion Lady Warriors also rallied from 1-2 set down to repulse the Jet Spikers, 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-14, 15-10, as the two fancied teams lined themselves up for crack at the last two semifinal berths in the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.They will virtually dispute the third slot Tuesday at 4 p.m. with no team holding a distinct advantage after they split their meetings in the double-round eliminations via the same fashion. Pocari downed Creamline, 15-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-19, last May 11 but the latter struck back with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-13 romp last May 20.It was a sorry setback for Perlas, which had appeared to have Creamline’s numbers by taking a 2-1 set lead but whose charge fizzled out in the face of the Cool Smashers strong finishing kick.ADVERTISEMENT Meanwhile, Perlas and Air Force also brace for a virtual knockout duel at 6:30 p.m. with the winner staying in the hunt for the last semis seat.BaliPure and the Power Smashers advanced to the semis outright by topping the elimination round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

Little results from first ministers meeting but at least nobody stormed out

first_imgFord at least did not follow through on a threat to walk out of the meeting, which he had criticized for being too narrowly focused on Trudeau’s priority _ reducing interprovincial trade barriers _ and not enough on the priorities of provinces and territories.Trudeau managed to mollify the premiers by letting them talk about whatever they wanted.“Everything was discussed,” said Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick’s Conservative premier and the chair of the meeting from the premiers’ side. “I was encouraged by the kind of no-holds-barred discussion. That’s what we wanted and that’s what we got.”Higgs, who had never attended a first ministers meeting before, said many of the others “said this was one of the most productive meetings they’ve been in for a long time.”Trudeau and all the premiers, including Ford, signed onto a final communique that was long on general statements about working collaboratively to create jobs, grow the economy, protect the environment, reduce red tape and knock down barriers to trade between provinces.After spending the biggest chunk of time discussing the oil-price crisis that is devastating Alberta’s energy industry, everyone agreed in the communique with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s call for federal investments in short-, medium- and long-term help to get her province’s oil and gas to ports for shipment overseas. Alberta has been suffering from a glut of oil that has been trapped inland, away from buyers, because there hasn’t been enough transportation capacity to get it out. Customers have only been willing to take it at a steep discount to world prices.The communique says all agreed the federal government should invest in short-term support for energy businesses hammered by the price differential for Alberta’s oil. The federal government should also invest in medium-term efforts to get energy products to market _ which Notley took as supporting her plan to buy tanker cars to move oil by rail _ as well as long-term efforts to build the infrastructure, presumably pipelines, needed to get oil and gas to tidewater.“I am pleased to say that the vast majority, if not all, supported what I had to say,” Notley said. “I am pleased that we were able to spend more time on the agenda talking about something that I think everyone understands is fundamentally important to the economic well-being of every Canadian.”The communique acknowledged that while all first ministers agree on reducing carbon emissions, they disagree on how to go about it. Four conservative premiers, Ford, Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe, Higgs and Pallister, are going to court to challenge the federal plan to impose a price on carbon in their provinces starting in the new year. MONTREAL _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to keep the peace at what began as a tension-filled first ministers meeting Friday but had few concrete achievements to show for the day-long gathering.The one sour note was sounded by Ontario’s Progressive Conservative premier, Doug Ford, who accused Trudeau of moving the goalposts on Canada’s climate-change plans, requiring Ontario to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions more than Ford had expected.But other premiers, including fellow Conservative Brian Pallister from Manitoba, disputed Ford’s interpretation of what the prime minister said behind closed doors in Montreal and Trudeau himself dismissed the charge.center_img Under the Paris agreement, the Trudeau government has agreed to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Ford said his plan will achieve emission reductions of 30 per cent in Ontario _ without a carbon tax _ but that the prime minister told premiers some provinces will have to do better than that.“All of sudden, we have a little surprise in the room. The goalposts got changed,” he said.Moe backed Ford’s version of events but Pallister said there was “nothing new” in what Trudeau said.Federal officials pointed out that 30 per cent is a national target and that under the pan-Canadian climate change accord, provinces agreed to varying reductions to reach that goal. In any event, Nova Scotia Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil said all Trudeau said during the meeting was that some provinces will cut emissions more than others, not that they will be required to do so.“On climate change, I think it’s clear that Premier Ford and I differ on the matter,” Trudeau said during a closing news conference. “I believe that we need to put a price on pollution … He believes we should make pollution free again.”Ford’s recently unveiled climate-change plan is a “step backwards,” Trudeau said, noting that the Ontario premier has scrapped his province’s involvement in a cap-and-trade regime with Quebec and California.“Even though the premier may want to play games with numbers, what is clear is we are going to move forward, as we always have, in a very consistent way and if anyone is moving the goalposts, it’s Premier Ford.”Although Ford had been at the centre of demands to expand the agenda for the meeting, sources said neither he nor any member of his team was in the room when one of the issues he’d insisted upon, the influx of irregular border crossers, was discussed.Despite some of the pre-meeting theatrics, sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, also said Ford spoke only several times during the meeting and did not bother to use his translation device when French was spoken.Among the few concrete results to emerge from the meeting, Moe said Trudeau committed to amending Bill C-69, legislation to beef up environmental assessments for energy projects. The bill has been heavily criticized for creating regulatory hurdles and uncertainty that will scare off investors in things like pipelines.Trudeau would not specify what changes he’s willing to make but said there need to be “clearer and faster timelines so businesses can have certainty” and elimination of overlapping federal and provincial assessments. He noted that the bill is currently before the Senate and said he looks forward to any amendments the upper house may make.A spokesman for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce said that while the group was happy to hear the government was willing to make changes to Bill C-69, it had hoped for more concrete action on issues affecting the oil and gas sector.Phil Taylor said the premiers should have promised not to block interprovincial energy and infrastructure projects, such as pipelines, that originate outside of their jurisdiction.On interprovincial trade barriers, the first ministers agreed to what the communique called “bold steps” harmonizing standards in the trucking sector, including tire size and size and weight restrictions, and eliminating duplication in federal and provincial food safety regimes.Pallister, who has been crusading to reduce internal trade barriers for years, was thrilled to finally see some modest progress.“Each of these things on their own doesn’t sound like a big deal but they add up and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of these types of impediments to our ability to do business with each other and shouldn’t be there,” he said.last_img read more

24yearold rape accused held after 3 years

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on March 3 arrested 24-year-old Rahul Victor, who was accused of rape and sexual exploitation, after three years on the run.In February 2016, a woman alleged that Victor had taken her to Gurugram where he offered her a glass of cold drink spiked with some form of intoxicant. Waiting for her to lose consciousness, the accused raped her and took photographs and video clips. He, later, used these to sexually exploit her several times by threatening to leak the complainant’s clips online. Victor also came to the victim’s house to threaten her following which she registered an FIR at Kotla Mubarakpur Police Station. A team of two sub-inspectors and two constables was set up immediately under the guidance of ACP Ranbir Singh, Defence Colony and investigation was promptly started. But, due to no known addresses of the accused, a technical team was mobilised that found an Aircel sim card that Victor was using at that time. Unfortunately, after the company’s closure, no phone records could be traced. The investigating team then started scouring social media sites like Facebook in search of the accused’s profile. After looking through several profiles, the victim identified Victor. The police, then, continued their investigation during which they identified his workplace through a selfie he had posted. They were finally able to nab him from Sikandarpur, Gurugram where he lives and registered a case under sections 376/328/342/506 of the IPC at Kotla Mubarakpur police station. South District DCP Vijay Kumar said that this was a challenging case as the accused was well-versed in hiding his phone and social media records and that the team must be commended for their work in apprehending the accused.last_img read more

FA Cup Citys Aguero in frame to face Brighton

first_imgManchester: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will travel with the rest of their squad for their FA Cup semi-final against Brighton and Hove Albion having nearly recovered from a hamstring injury, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday. The Argentina international, who is the Premier League’s top scorer with 19 goals, missed City’s 2-0 victory over relegation-threatened Cardiff City on Wednesday and was a doubt for Saturday’s semi-final at Wembley. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Almost everybody is fit,” Guardiola told a news conference. “Sergio Aguero is almost fit. He is travelling.” City are challenging on all fronts this season and could potentially win three more trophies before the campaign ends, having already lifted the League Cup. The team are top of the league going into the weekend’s games and have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League as well as the FA Cup semis and Guardiola believes they are poised to build a lasting legacy. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”We are still young in terms of a lot of titles but every season when you are able to win you become a better club, a better organisation, so that’s the target,” the Spaniard added. “We can’t deny the last decade in terms of English titles and being there in the Champions League, qualifying always, so it’s really good. We came from nothing with that, now we have that, we’ll see how far we’re going to get.” Stand-in left back Oleksandr Zinchenko has a hamstring injury and Guardiola is ready to draft Benjamin Mendy, who has been recovering from a knee injury, into the side for the first time Jan. 23 as a result. “Everybody has to help us, not just Mendy,” the manager added.last_img read more