Dominica Cancer Society seeking funding to construct a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica

first_img Share Father Franklyn Cuffy. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe Dominica Cancer Society has gotten the green light from the Roosevelt Skerrit led administration, to seek funding to construct a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica.President of the Dominica Cancer Society Father Cuffy says while some organization on the island is sympathetic to cancer patients, more should be done.He says the Cancer Society is currently negotiating with government in that regard.“For a number of years we have been negotiating with government, it’s nothing new. It has been an ongoing discussion to have a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica. I can say that government has asked the cancer society to source funding for the project. This would auger well for us in Dominica…It’s very costly but the number of cancer patients in Dominica who died as a result of the disease,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica Cancer Society seeking funding to construct a Caribbean Wellness Center in Dominica by: – June 14, 2011 Sharing is caring! 30 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Flights resume at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

first_imgInternational flights have resumed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.The first flights will be to London, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Kigali and Lusaka.This comes after the Ministry of Transport cleared seven more countries for the resumption of international flights to Kenya. The seven are United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas), United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Quarter, United Arab Emirates and Italy.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 List of countries identified and announced on Thursday from which travellers will be exempt from quarantine include China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Zimbabwe Ethiopia, Switzerland, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia and Morocco.“The United States is one of 18 countries whose nationals will be exempt from quarantine upon arrival,” read a statement by the United States Embassy.Conditions were however given for being exempt from quarantine, this include:The passenger does not have a body temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F);The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms;The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours before travel.U.S. citizen travellers coming from California, Florida and Texas will however not be exempt and will be required to quarantine upon arrival either at Government of Kenya-designated facility or at their Kenyan residence.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentIn another statement Friday, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said a review of countries from which travellers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by Ministry of Health on day to day basis and then they will advise the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Urban Development and Housing for further action.The Ministry of Transport together with relevant stakeholders have prepared Protocols for Air Travel Operations during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis.The protocols seek to provide guidelines to ensure that air travel remains safe during the pandemic for domestic and international flights.The protocols recognize that the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been experienced in most sectors of the economy and the aviation industry is amongst the worst impacted.Also Read  Kenya women lawyers back calls to dissolve parliamentThe protocols have therefore confirmed that:-All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID – 19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID – 19 transmission areas shall be exempt from quarantine.For those passengers travelling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country;Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences;Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport to drop or pick up passengers;Passengers departing on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their departure airport;Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers regarding the application of the preventive measures on board;Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the seat configuration or other operational constraints, the crew members will make constant on-board announcements reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other preventive measures including strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In addition and in such cases other measures such as cabin recirculation air filters will be put in place; andWorking jointly with Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works is reviewing frequency and timing of flights to facilitate physical distancing at the Airports.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981last_img read more

Men’s hockey: UW hosts unranked team from East, St. Lawrence

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will play unranked St. Lawrence this weekend, marking the start of a four-game homestead. The non-conference matchup will be played at the Kohl Center Friday and Saturday.The Badgers settled for a draw last weekend against Northern Michigan, with a 4-5 overtime loss in the first game and a decisive 4-0 win in the second game. Despite the split, the Badgers (5-2-0) have moved up to the 5th rank in the USCHO poll.The Saints (0-6-0) have yet to win a game this season. They simply lack offensive depth and cannot keep up with their ranked opponents in the ECAC.Over six games, the leading point producer Jacob Pritchard only had one goal, three assists and four points. In addition, their starting goaltender Author Brey is abysmal, with a .861 save percentage and allowing, on average, four goals per game. But considering the Saints are determined to have a first win of the season, expect them to be ambitious at the start of the first period.Three keys to the series:Kyle HaytonKyle Hayton played a subpar game in Friday’s matchup against Northern Michigan, letting in five out of 20 shots. But expect Hayton to bounce back after Jack Berry’s outstanding performance of allowing zero out of eleven shots. Hayton will likely be determined to play a strong game against his former team.Keep the offense upWisconsin’s main strength is that they can put a lot of pucks in the net. Wisconsin has scored 25 goals over the course of seven games. Trent Fredric, Tarek Baker and Linus Weissbach are having a phenomenal seasons so far. Furthermore, Wisconsin boasts secondary scoring from Seamus Malone and Will Johnson.Defense needs to stay strongJunior defenseman Peter Tischke suffered a head injury early in Saturday’s game, resulting in Wisconsin having only seven defensemen, three of them freshmen. But the defense was strong, allowing no goals. If they can maintain their performance this weekend Wisconsin will easily win both games.Friday’s game starts at 7 p.m. and will be aired on FOX Sports Wisconsin. Saturday’s game will start at 7 p.m. and can be heard on WIBA 1310.last_img read more

Blackstone eyes ‘IPO on the horizon’ for CIRSA

first_imgShare Share Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 A year following its €2 billion acquisition of Grupo CIRSA, US private equity fund Blackstone Group, is reported to be assessing ‘future options’ for the Spanish market gambling group.Spanish business news source Economia Digital, reports that Blackstone eyes an ‘IPO on the horizon’ for its CIRSA vehicle.Blackstone, which maintains one of gambling’s biggest investment portfolios, is reported to be ‘accelerating’ CIRSA’s opportunity to go public, changing the firms reporting structures and by further ‘fattening its asset’.Supporting IPO movements, CIRSA governance is reported to have ‘adapted to stock market routines’, securing a new bond issue and eligibility with ratings agencies.Furthermore, this May, Blackstone acquired Spanish slot machine and gaming hall operator Giga Games, for an undisclosed fee, an asset that will be absorbed by CIRSA.Under Blackstone ownership, CIRSA has laid-out clearly its corporate ambitions of becoming the ‘leading global Spanish language gambling firm’, with CIRSA governance reported to have allocated ‘€180 million towards investments each year’.In its report, Economia Digital, details that CIRSA Chief Executive Joaquim Agut is overseeing an operating strategy to maximise the firm’s IPO value.In Spain, CIRSA seeks to aggressively increase its ‘24% market share’, expanding retail betting points across new provinces, and taking advantage of embattled competitor Grupo Codere’s weakening position.Meanwhile, In LATAM markets, CIRSA governance explores new opportunities in which to expand its casino network, targeting openings in the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico.Finally, Agut is detailed to have implemented a review of CIRSA’s Spanish bingo hall division, which has reported declines in recent years, assessing whether to sell or transform retail units. StumbleUpon CIRSA confirms Antonio Grau as inbound CFO July 17, 2020 Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Children remain hospitalised, to undergo forensic interview

first_imgAlleged rape – perpetrator in custodyThe three young girls who were allegedly raped by their step-father and thrown out of the family home remain hospitalised at the New Amsterdam Hospital, while their alleged perpetrator has been arrested.An official from the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) told Guyana Times that the children aged 4, 7 and 10, will undergo a forensic interview today by the social protection authorities. The interview will be recorded. Afterwards, the CC&PA will compile a report and send it to the Police.Based upon the report, B (Berbice) Division Commander Ian Amsterdam explained, charges will be laid. He indicated that both the step-father and the mother of the children were in Police custody.The CC&PA official further indicated that authorities were already looking to place the children with a close relative or to find alternative care.Police in B Division on Friday launched an investigation into the alleged rape.The Divisional Commander said that a report was made on Thursday morning and that the suspect, a former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier, was on the run. However, he was found on Saturday.“I am told that the mother has 11 daughters and three sons, with the youngest child belonging to this man. The three sisters were spotted somewhere along the seawalls in an area that borders the Berbice River on the East Bank of Berbice and when questioned they claimed that their father abused them, molested them and put them out,” Amsterdam disclosed.“The mother is unemployed…it is said that she is behaving as if she is suffering from mental problems, but I don’t know if she is indeed suffering from such issues,” he stated.According to Amsterdam, neighbours were apparently not aware of what was happening. However, reports from the villagers allege that the stepfather is abusive towards the children.last_img read more