… patients given bread, sausage daily… investigation launchedFollowing Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence’s recent visit to the National Psychiatric Hospital at Fort Canje, East Berbice, an investigation has been launched into the delivery and utilisation of meat supplied to that institution.Guyana Times understands that the Minister was reportedly informed that the 194 patients at this mental health facility do not receive meat in the food supplied them, but are given sausage and bread to eat daily. This publication was told that, in some instances, four patients are forced to share one sausage, although – according to records – 4500 lbs of chicken are delivered to the facility on a regular basis.This institution caters for persons with mental disorders, and it is imperative that they receive balanced meals with proper nutritional content. Sixty pounds of meat are slated for use with each meal served to inmates.An official has told this publication that the Region Six Health Services Department has given contracts for the weekly supply of only 50 pounds of meat for the entire region. This meat is then shared between the New Amsterdam Hospital, the Skeldon Hospital and the National Psychiatric Hospital. According to the regional official, the meat is so inadequate that none is delivered to the National Psychiatric Hospital; and the shortage of meat is supplemented by sausage.However, this publication was told that the records give a different account of the state of affairs at the National Psychiatric Hospital.Proper dietPresident of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, Felice Jacka, in her publication, “A healthy diet is protective and an unhealthy diet is a risk factor for depression and anxiety,” said in August 2015 that “a very large body of evidence now exists that suggests diet is as important to mental health as it is to physical health.”This newspaper was told that inmates at the psychiatric hospital can be seen in the town of New Amsterdam asking for money to buy food, or eating out of bins. Asked about the diet for the inmates, several sources close to that institution confirmed that it mostly consists of sausages, bread and pumpkin, with rice. Other vegetables are also cooked with sausages.This publication was told that milk is also a scarce commodity in the kitchen of the National Psychiatric Hospital. The lack of supply and its consequence have been brought to the attention of the Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephens.Dire consequences reportedly attend an inadequate supply of nutrition to the inmates of a psychiatric facility. According to one source close to the institution, Stephens has been informed that patients are required to have a high intake of protein.Several months ago, reports had surfaced that supplies of nutritious foods were not reaching the patients of the National Psychiatric Hospital. There were reports that cheese, chicken and fish were being pilfered from the kitchen. Security personnel were tasked with the responsibility of checking the bags of those who work in the kitchen as they exit the compound.
A spokesperson for Northern Health says they hope to have a comment on the manner issued within an hour.We will update the story once details emerge.- Advertisement –
“He (Migne) has this week given us a notice to make sure we pay him by 15th of this month. Immediately after our assignment (against Ethiopia) we need to make sure he is paid. I have discussed the same with the ministry yesterday, and they say as they get funding for Ethiopia next week they will ensure the coach is paid,” Mwendwa said in a press briefing at a Nairobi hotel on Friday morning.Though the federation says Migne has been well accommodated and most of what he had required availed, the tactician is said to be continually frustrated at lack of payment especially after moving his family over to Kenya.Migne, his assistant Nicolas Bouriquet and FKF’s match analyst Michael Igendia are the only permanent employees of the national team technical bench while the rest are all contracted on need basis.If Mwendwa and his federation fail to pay the French tactician, they will find themselves sinking into another law suit with former coaches Bobby Williamson and Adel Amrouche already in court to demand chunks of compensation.-Ministry budgets-FKF President Nick Mwendwa address with CEO. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe news comes on the wake of the Federation’s struggle to make ends meet for next week’s back to back 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia with their budgetary allocation yet to be paid in full by the sports ministry.Mwendwa has however confirmed that they have received a sum of Sh7.2mn on Friday morning, just a part of the Sh25mn they had requested in order to fully honor their financial obligations for the Ethiopia game and offset some arrears from the Ghana match.“We had applied for Sh19mn for the Ghana game and we got only Sh4mn which meant there was a deficit of Sh15mn. On August 18, we presented a budget of Sh25mn for the Ethiopia game, but it was not until today that we got 7.2million shillings,” Mwendwa explained.“Getting this money late means we have bigger expenses because had we booked tickets earlier, we would have saved almost a million shillings, same with the accommodation. This money that we have been given will only go to pay for flights and accommodation, but we will still remain with debts from the previous game,” added the Federation boss.-Ministry promise-FKF President Nick Mwendwa says there is no money to pay the Harambee Stars head coach. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHe also noted that at this point they do not have any money to book for camp accommodation when the team jets back from Ethiopia, but says the ministry has promised more funds will be availed once they return.According to plan, the team of local based players, coaches and federation officials are scheduled to leave on Sunday evening with the foreign based players set to directly link with the team in Addis Ababa before they fly to Bahir Dar.They are scheduled to fly back immediately after the first leg on Wednesday with the return match set for Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium.“They have promised that by the time we land back, they will avail the other funds so that we are able to book the team in a hotel. The minister and PS have assured that funds will be available to book the team hotel and pay allowances,” Mwendwa added.However, sources close to Capital Sport intimates that division in the sports ministry might be the cause of the delay in disbursement of funds with the Cabinet Secretary’s office and that of his Principal Secretary said to be humming in different tones.-Taxman’s axe-FKF President Nick MwendwaThe federation has been grappling with financial difficulty over the last nine months since the exit of partners SportPesa and with a handful of court cases, the situation has worsened.The Kenya Revenue Authority has also freezed their accounts due to a tax bill from the previous regime but Mwendwa says they have come to an agreement.“They asked us to pay an amount every month and once we are compliant, at least in three or four months they should be able to unfreeze the accounts,” the Federation chief said.At the same time, he has defended the decision to buy an Outside Broadcast (OB) van at a cost of Sh130mn saying they took the money off the FIFA funds and have duly accounted for them.“When you tell FIFA that you are doing a specific thing with their money, then you have to do it. You can’t divert it to anything else. I have seen people lament about that decision, but they do not understand. This van will also be used to not only generate content for us but also it can bring in some income when we hire it out,” Mwendwa further stated.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has given the federation up to October 15 to pay his three month salary arrears.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has put Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on notice over unpaid salaries that have accumulated for three months.According to Federation Chief Nick Mwendwa, the French tactician has told his employers to ensure the whole amount of his unpaid salaries hit his account in 10 days’ time failure to which he will take further unspecified action.
1 Radamel Falcao in action for Monaco Radamel Falcao is not thinking about a move to Manchester City or Real Madrid as he continues his comeback from injury.The striker made his first start for over six months at the weekend, scoring the winning goal as Monaco beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Emirates Cup.Falcao has been heavily linked all summer with a move away from Ligue 1, with Real Madrid and Man City the favourites to secure his signature.However, speaking after his side’s victory over Arsenal, the Colombia international admitted he was unaware of any transfer.“I don’t know anything about that, my present is Monaco and I had only thing on my mind today and it was my recovery,” Falcao said.“I am very happy, this goal means a lot to me.”
But after Sarri asked for more time to consider his future, former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as new coach of the Serie A runners-up.The 59-year-old Sarri told Il Mattino: “We were having dinner … discussing whether or not to stay. We turned on the TV and we saw Ancelotti entering Filmauro (the headquarters of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis).“I had some doubts, that’s fair, but there was a clause in the contract and it wasn’t something I had asked for. The timing wasn’t respected.“Now I hope that Ancelotti can achieve what I came so close to.”Napoli won their last Serie A title during the days of Diego Maradona in 1990.Sarri — who took over from another Italian Antonio Conte at Chelsea — has won his first four games in England.“I didn’t win anything in Naples. Conte here has won (Premier League 2016-2017) and it is difficult to take his place,” said Sarri.“Here it is totally different: it is an absolute party, it is a pleasure to arrive in the stadiums and see the fans with different shirts drinking a beer together.“I sign autographs for the fans of the opposing team on the sidelines, before and after the match.“There are games with so much intensity, physicality. The English game is a different football from the Italian one, played in extraordinary stadiums.“But at the beginning it’s not so simple to understand things. I know less about the teams I face and the opponents.”It is the first time that Sarri, who started out as a banker, has coached outside Italy.“Close up (life in Italy) is full of problems. But when we are far away, there is a bit of nostalgia and something is always missing.“More than all the food, even though I’m getting used to the meat and salmon here. But I can’t find anyone who makes coffee like Tommaso (Napoli coffee maker).”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri says he found out he was sacked by Napoli on TV. © AFP / Oli SCARFFMILAN, Italy, Sep 7 – New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed on Friday that he found out he was sacked as coach of his previous club Napoli on television.Sarri had two years left on his contract after leading his hometown club to challenge champions Juventus for the title last season.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In his first appearance before the board since the rioting began Feb. 4, Baca said he hoped terminating the state contract – along with other steps the department is taking – would prevent further rioting. “We cannot be the pressure valve that is allowing the state to be calm and cool when we’re having a major critical crisis,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “This should eliminate some of the overtime expenses. But we’ll have to negotiate with the state to see if they will take them off our hands.” Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Department has identified about 50 people involved in the rioting and has submitted requests to the District Attorney’s Office to charge them with crimes, including murder. In the past 10 to 15 years, the nation’s largest jail system has become a “subset of the state prison system” in which 91 percent of the inmates are felons and serious offenders, Baca said. But in the last few years, the department has lost 1,100 deputies to attrition, leaving the jails understaffed and more prone to violence. California Department of Corrections officials could not be reached for comment late Tuesday. Marc Klugman, chief for the Sheriff’s Correctional Services Division, said state prisons are also overcrowded and don’t have room to house parole violators. “This is a problem in every county jail across the state,” Klugman said. “Your motion is going to ring some loud bells and the state is going to need to respond.” Late next month, Baca said he plans to move the most “predatory inmates,” responsible for much of the recent violence, into single cells at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. He said women now housed at the facility would be moved to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. The department also plans to place radio frequency devices on inmates to track their movements and is developing an automated jail classification system so the most violent inmates are not housed with nonviolent offenders. “Things are quieting down now,” Baca said. “I think we can prevent quite a bit of what these predator inmates are up to once we reshuffle the decks, moving them from the general population to single cells, causing us to be in control of whatever is going on, more so than where one predatory inmate can take control.” Still – despite pleas from Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich that Baca separate gang members and nongang members in the jails – Baca said he can only do that to a certain degree. “The population in the county jails is about 80 percent gang-affiliated,” Klugman said. “We have more than 2,000 separate gangs. Those kinds of numbers make it almost impossible to segregate everybody by gang membership. “What we’ll do is separate everybody by security classification. We’ll take those out of the general population who are the most violent and problematic.” The supervisors also voted to create a task force to review Baca’s recruitment process and make recommendations on how to hire more deputies. Molina also expressed concern about an incident Feb. 9 at a Castaic jail in which more than 100 inmates were ordered to strip naked, had their mattresses taken away and were left with only blankets to cover themselves for a day. Baca said a subordinate ordered the action after inmates repeatedly started new fights. “I hope you will create a process where you have the ultimate responsibility and duty to make those kinds of decisions,” Molina said. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hoping to relieve tensions that sparked two weeks of deadly rioting in Los Angeles County jails, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to terminate a $27 million contract to house about 1,200 parolees from the state prison system. Under the contract, state prisoners who violate their paroles for “technical issues” – such as possessing a weapon or associating with felons or gang members – are allowed to serve their 60- to 90-day sentences in county jails. The supervisors said they hoped ending the contract would help relieve overcrowding in the jails, stem an early-release program and help Sheriff Lee Baca quell unrest that has left two inmates dead and more than 100 injured. The effort also follows recent moves by the county to return 1,500 prisoners to state prisons.
1 Burnley defender Kevin Long has been handed a first senior Republic of Ireland call-up after Ciaran Clark was ruled out of the World Cup qualifier against Austria.Long, 26, was included in Martin O’Neill’s 37-man squad for the friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay and the Group D clash with the Austrians when it was named on Monday morning.Assistant manager Roy Keane has watched him in action for Sean Dyche’s team in recent weeks.O’Neill told a press conference in Dublin: “Roy saw him play last week and said he wouldn’t discount him. He’s a player who has had a host of injuries – I will keep an eye on that – but Roy said not to discount him.“He didn’t do too badly in the (Burnley) game and if he plays next weekend in the last game of the Premier League season, we will see.“It’s nice that he got games and with Ciaran Clark out it gives competition for places.”Long has started the Clarets’ last two Premier League games having had to wait since an EFL Cup appearance in August for his chance.The loss of Newcastle defender Clark to a knee problem is a blow, but the return of Brighton’s Shane Duffy and Bournemouth’s Marc Wilson, currently on loan at West Brom, from injury is a welcome boost for O’Neill, who will also be without skipper Seamus Coleman and midfielder David Meyler.Ireland face Mexico at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on June 1 and Uruguay back in Dublin on June 4 before the qualifier at the Aviva Stadium on June 11.They are currently joint top of the group with Serbia having collected 11 points from their first five games, culminating in March’s goalless home draw with Wales during which Coleman suffered an horrific double leg fracture.Both O’Neill’s men and the Serbs enjoy a four-point advantage over the Welsh and Austria, who they beat 1-0 in Vienna in November courtesy of James McClean’s priceless strike.Selected members of the squad will meet up for a three-day training camp at Fota Island in Cork before the full party assembles in Dublin on May 28 before flying out to America the following day.O’Neill said: “The training camp that we’ve organised is essentially for the Championship players.“We’ve a group of about 15 or 16 players who finished the season a couple of weeks ago and they’re not involved in the play-offs. They’ve had a long season and a little bit of a break, some of them haven’t played a lot in games towards the end of the season.”Squad: Colin Doyle (Bradford), Rob Elliot (Newcastle), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (West Ham), Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (all Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Shane Duffy (Brighton), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Andy Boyle (Preston), John Egan (Brentford), Marc Wilson (West Brom), Kevin Long, Stephen Ward (both Burnley), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady (both Burnley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham), Eunan O’Kane (Leeds), Darron Gibson (Sunderland), Liam Kelly (Reading), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), James McClean (West Brom), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Daryl Horgan (Preston), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Daryl Murphy (Newcastle), Shane Long (Southampton), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen).
Glenswilly hung on to nudge out Kilcar in the first of today’s quarter finals in the senior championships.In a tightly-contested game, the men form the Glen won by the narrowest of margins 0-8 to 0-7.Malin, Killybegs and Glenswilly are now all through to the Semi Finals of the RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta Senior Football Championship. The last Quarter Final between Gaoth Dobhair and Ardara will be in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, at 6.15pm today, with the draw for the Semi Finals straight after the game.GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY JOIN KILLYBEGS AND MALIN IN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS was last modified: September 15th, 2013 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:GenswillykilcarKillybegsMalinSenior championship
DDTV: BREAKING NEWS….IT’S 6.00AM and 80 pupils from Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin in Letterkenny have just boarded two buses for a journey to Dublin.They will take to the stage of the National Concert Hall later today after reaching the final stages of Waltons Music for Schools Competition.They will perform ‘Draíocht an Cheoil’ (Magic of Music).They are among just six primary and six post-primary schools to have been chosen by judges from Waltons Music, Waltons New School of Music and RTÉ lyric fm to perform with the chance of winning musical instruments and/or equipment to the value of €10,000. One national school will win €3,000 worth of equipment, whilst a secondary school will win prizes to the same value, with runners-up prizes too.If you can’t make it today – you can watch how good they are by pressing play on the video.Ádh Mór… DDTV: GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN PUPILS SET TO HIT THE HIGH NOTE AT NATIONAL CONCERT HALL was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:gaelscoil adhamhnainNational Concert Hall Dublinwaltons music for schools competition
Donegal woman Margaret Gordon is celebrating the launch of her new short story book – The Fairies of Drumboe Woods.Inspired by folklore and her local area, the story is a precious tale of mystery and magic.The main character is Grace, an inquisitive child who sets out to investigate the appearance of fairy doors in her local woodland of Drumboe, which is familiar to many in the Twin Towns. Inspiration for Margaret’s story was never too far from home, she said: “Fairy doors really did appear in Drumboe Woods in 2018, and have had a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.“I walk in the woods most days and have observed children pull their parents around the paths of Drumboe Woods, like they are all on a treasure hunt. They count the doors, check out the jewels and colours, and I have no doubt, imagine what the fairies are like, behind the doors.” As a retired social worker, Margaret has a keen interest in the parent-child relationship and the importance of family. She has brought her own experience of being a mum and working with children into the book to celebrate family bonds.Margaret said: “We often take for granted the relationships we have with parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. But these relationships give us a sense of who we are, where we fit into families and communities, giving us a sense of belonging.“In The Fairies of Drumboe Woods, Grace looks to her mother and grandfather for historical information about Drumboe Woods. Sometimes we take for granted the wealth of information and knowledge the generations before us, have to share.”Margaret is from a family of 10 children and loved to escape into a good book as a child. Now, she still celebrates the power of reading:“As a parent, I read books with my child long before he was able to appreciate the stories. I’ve long believed that spending time reading with children, forms and strengthens a close bond, fostering a love of words, a love of stories and imaginative play. These qualities surely enhance the experience of unexpected surprises, like the mysterious appearance of the fairy doors in Drumboe Woods,” she said.The Fairies of Drumboe Woods IllustrationThe Fairies of Drumboe Woods is a fictional story about a mysterious presence, but people in Ireland have long-believed in the supernatural creatures.Margaret said: “In Ireland, there is a longstanding history of the presence of fairies in our folklore. Fairy forts and fairy rings still exist today. While most people do not believe in fairies, there are innumerable examples of construction companies deliberately avoiding fairy forts and rings. Even in the 21st century, it is quite likely that they would go around a fairy ring or fort, rather than dig it up.” Could fairies really live in Drumboe Woods? You’ll have to pick up a copy of the book to find out.The Fairies of Drumboe Woods is on sale now online and in Eason’s Letterkenny, The Book Centre in Ballybofey and The Four Masters Bookshop in Donegal Town.Donegal woman captures imaginations with fantastical book was last modified: April 6th, 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)Tags:bookfairies of drumboe woodsfinn valleymargaret gordontwin towns