TCI Hospital prepared for Hurricane Matthew

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos (Monday, October 03, 2016):- Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital has formally activated its Hurricane Emergency Response Plan in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.Emergency Departments at both the Cheshire Hall and the Cockburn Town Medical Centre will remain open around the clock, however, the outpatient department and other clinics at both sites will be closed as of 5 p.m. today October 3rd until further notice. Essential hospital staff will remain onsite until the passage of the storm.Arrangements are being made to relocate antenatal patients (36 weeks and more) to the hospital for their safety. Dialysis and Oncology patients at both hospital sites will be advised of any potential change in their scheduled treatment plans to ensure minimal disruption. Extended clinics may be considered after the storm has passed, if necessary. Elderly persons and support staff from the Grand Turk Wellness Centre will be relocated to Cockburn Town Medical Centre later today. Other high-risk patients will be determined by medical staff and contacted accordingly.TCI Hospital is currently liaising with the Government’s National Blood Bank to obtain additional blood supplies especially O Positive and O Negative as a precautionary measure. Persons are encouraged to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands Blood Bank located at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre today to donate blood.There are adequate stocks of essential supplies, medication, water, food, and several days’ worth of fuel for backup generators at both hospital sites in the event of an electricity outage. The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital maintains an updated and effective, all hazards, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan to respond to both internal and external emergencies and disaster situations. Both the Cheshire Hall Medical and the Cockburn Town Medical Centres are structurally engineered to withstand a Category 5 level storm.TCI Hospital Senior Management team will continue to monitor Hurricane Matthew and remain in constant communication with all sectors of Disaster Management.Patients are reminded to visit their nearest community pharmacy to obtain an adequate supply of prescription refills. Medications should be stored in an accessible, dry location. Ensure all personal hurricane preparedness plans are up-to-date, avoid flood prone areas, and remain indoors until the all clear is given. Sand bags can be collected from TCI Red Cross locations across the islands. Below is a 2016 list of emergency shelters provided by the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies.Salt Cay:  Club House, South DistrictGrand Turk: Green Door, Lighthouse Road                         Community College, Lighthouse RoadSouth Caicos: Community Centre, Sarah HillMiddle Caicos: Conch Bar Community Centre                            Mt. Moriah Baptist ChurchNorth Caicos: Kew Community Centre                          Lighthouse Church, Bottle CreekProvidenciales: All Saints Mission Church, Leeward Highway Related Items:last_img read more

BAHAMAS CTU Looks to Benefits of Single Caribbean Cyber Platform

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 28, 2017 – Nassau – Some 40 key policymakers from member states of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and 100 professionals and executives will assemble at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars all week until this Friday, December 1.Yesterday, November 28, marked the beginning of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week, facilitated by the Bahamas Government and the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA).    The opening press conference was held yesterday afternoon at Atlantis, Paradise Island and featured Chief Executive Officer of URCA, Stephen Bereaux; Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Bernadette Lewis; and Chairman of the CTU, Philip Dalsou.Stephen Bereaux briefed the press on the main objective of the conference, which is to address Internet imperatives.    He spoke of the rise and dominance of the Internet and stressed the importance of the pending united platform that the CTU has plans to bring into action.   Mr. Bereaux believes that the benefits of a single Caribbean cyber platform will “improve social and economic development and understanding of internet intelligence in the Caribbean, while focusing on cyber security and development”.   He also commented that “As small island states, we must make sure that small economies do not fail due to lack of economies of scale and scope.”Secretary General of the CTU, Bernadette Lewis remarked, “Legislation needs to be reformed.   It is centuries old, inefficient and time consuming.”   She envisions more cost effective and transparent operations for the Caribbean.    She said, “a single Caribbean ICT space needs to be embraced to improve and transform governments.”Chairman of the CTU, Philip Dalsou said, “ICT is the most dynamic sector and we must embrace it because it has transformed economies and behaviors at more rapid speeds than before.”   He talked about how ICT also impacts things such as education, the health sector, and disaster management.   With disaster frequency and magnitude increasing, Mr. Dalsou urged that we embrace the changes that modern technology has created and use them to unite the Caribbean and improve disaster response with rapid communication.ICT Week is expected to significantly increase the awareness of Internet imperatives to bring forth further action and endless possibilities for the Caribbean Community and other Caribbean countries outside of CARICOM.By: Sydnei L. Isaacs (BIS)Photo caption:The opening press conference for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Week at Atlantis, Paradise Island, November 27, 2017:  Pictured from left — Chief Executive Officer of URCA, Stephen Bereaux; Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Bernadette Lewis; and Chairman of the CTU, Philip Dalsou.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Pochettinos heartbreaking account of Dani Jarques death

first_imgArgentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, describes the moments of Dani Jarque’s death when he was still the Espanyol manager.It’s been nine years since the world of football lost Espanyol skipper Dani Jarque, that name sounds familiar because it’s the same name Andres Iniesta wore on his shirt when he scored Spain’s winning World Cup goal and this same man was coached by manager Mauricio Pochettino.The Tottenham Hotspur’s manager released an autobiography called ‘A New World’ with the help of Catalan journalist Guillem Balague, there is a shocking excerpt of this book in which Pochettino recalled the horror he lived on the day that Dani Jarque passed away due to a heart attack at the early age of 26.The tragedy occurred when Espanyol was doing the summer preseason in Florence, Diario AS reported the account today.“After eating I told the players that they could take a nap for a short while and then walk around the streets of Florence for a bit.”“Dani walked by my side and addressed the doctor who was right in front of me: ‘Doctor, can I get an aspirin or paracetamol? I have a slight headache.’ I immediately jumped and told him: ‘You should walk around Florence, have a cup of coffee and the headache will pass.’”“But he said no, he said he wanted to rest because he was tired. Those were the last words I heard from him.”“While I was in the Florence square with my assistant Feliciano di Blasi, our best player Ivan de la Peña, called me. He was crying, he asked me to go back to the hotel because something was wrong with Jarque.”“When we got there, the medics were in the hotel room trying to bring him back to life with CPR. They tried for three hours but he never woke up, it was a coronary at 26.””Fueron las últimas palabras que escuché de él”: Pochettino recuerda con emoción la muerte de Dani Jarque > trippier, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham HotspursTrippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…— Partido a partido (@partidoapartido) October 23, 2018“What happened was very hard for all of us, it’s was a collective dramatic moment. The doctors were trying to do their job and the players were around them, crying on the floor, everybody in shock…”“You feel impotent because a boy you love is leaving you, a person who is part of your life, I had just given him the skipper’s armband, he reminded me so much of a younger me… and I couldn’t do anything. He was gone.”“The frustration is huge. The silence on the plane back from Florence on the same day was deeply hurtful, it was deafening. But we had to carry on, we had to protect the group, we had to keep it together.”“We needed to find a way to direct all that energy into a state of recovery, a state of confidence. The grief needed to be an engine. Every single glance, every word, every gesture, they all gained a whole new meaning to all of us,” wrote Pochettino at the end of page 91 of his autobiography.Pochettino y el drama de la muerte de Dani Jarque cuando entrenaba al Espanyol.— Diego Latorre (@dflatorre) October 23, 2018last_img read more

Shaqiri Reds have the right mentality to win the title

first_imgXherdan Shaqiri believes Liverpool have the right mentality to clinch the elusive Premier League title as they aim to return to winning ways at West Ham United on Monday night.Klopp’s men further extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points against the Foxes following a 1-1 draw at Anfield.Nevertheless, while accepting the fact the gap would have been more with a win, Shaqiri has taken the positives and urged his teammates to focus on the next challenge.He told at Melwood: “I think it was a good point to take in the end, because although we always want to win every game, it was maybe not our best performance this year. So, in the end, it was a draw and we take the point.▪️ Strong squad mentality ▪️ Importance of remaining focused ▪️ Putting frustration behind🔜 Monday’s challenge 💪— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 2, 2019“Obviously being five points clear is better than four. We wanted to win the game, but every game is very tough to play. Leicester have a good team, were very well organised – you saw that in the game – and it was difficult against them.“So, we take the point and we go forward – we are looking to the next game now. Everything is good, so we will just keep going like this. We are looking forward to the next game on Monday, which is very important to win.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“If we continue to stay focused at the highest level, I am confident we are going to [continue to] win games.”In terms of winning titles, Shaqiri is knowledgeable in what is required to wrap up the title having lifted three championships with FC Basel in Switzerland before collecting a further two Bundesliga crowns with Bayern Munich.Xherdan Shaqiri 💥💥The substitute scores twice as Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time in the Premier League since March 2014. #UCL— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 16, 2018“I played in Germany and won titles there, so I have experience of it,” he said. “It has to be a winning mentality and the players need to be focused.“The mentality is similar [here]. You need to go into games trying to win them and to give everything to do that.“I am pretty sure with the talent we have in the team we can achieve a lot.“Now we need to keep going this hard until the end. To work hard in training, to take the training into the games and to keep going. There is a long way to go, but we are in a very, very good way to be successful.”last_img read more

Just being jazzy

first_imgGroups of old and young women and men swinging and tapping as they stand in front of the kiosks with headphones listening to Jazz were spotted at the Art Gallery of the Kamladevi Block at the India International Center (IIC). A few people were also seen jotting down notes from the panels that trace the history of jazz in India from early 1900 to the present days. Some of them looked in wonder at the cartoon-sketches by Mario de Miranda from the Jazz Yatra of 1980 and ‘90s. Besides lot of jazz performances happening around, perhaps, this was the first time the city witnessed an exhibition based on Archival collections, curated by Naresh Fernandes, which showcased the history of Jazz in India that started on 26 November. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The five-day exhibition was based on two collections – Niranjan Jhaveri Jazz Collection and Naresh Fernandes Collection which are extremely rich in archival content. Niranjan Jhaveri who was the spirit behind the biennial jazz festival – JazzYatra – from 1978 to 2003 was successful in bringing international artistes like Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and jazz bands from different parts of the globe to promote Jazz in India. The exhibition had a huge section on these Yatra years which has established Jazz, further, as an Indo-Afro-Euro-American music performed by Indian artistes like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Trilok Gurtu, Asha Puthli and others. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSoli Sorabji an ardent lover and enthusiast of jazz inaugurated the exhibition. He also attended the concert on the third day, Jazz in the Swing Era by Rohit Gupta Trio which saw a good strength of audience – all cheering and enjoying with all the exhibited material around them.For Arjun Sengupta, listening to the concert inside the exhibition hall was a surreal feeling. On the second day, Naresh Fernandes, the author of the book Taj Mahal Foxtrot, gave a lecture ‘A Short History of how Jazz became an Indian Music’ to a house full of jazz lovers, academicians, students, and enthusiasts. Fernandes traced the origin of Jazz from the music of plantation workers which found its place in New Orleans to how it travelled to India. The first all Negro American band performing in 1935 at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai started the beginning of Jazz-era in India which now hosts the third generation of jazz performers. The African-American pioneers like Leon Abbey and Herb Flemming influenced many Indian jazz performers like Chic Chocolate who was regarded as the Louis Armstrong of India. The audio tracks and photographs of Indian pioneers like Chic Chocolate, Frank Fernand and Micky Correa in the exhibition brought back the golden era of Indian Jazz to the city. Jazz has also influenced the Hindi Cinema in Mumbai, as Fernandes pointed out at popular tracks like Ina-mina-dika and Sunday ke Sunday. Many of us sing these without even knowing what genre they fit into.Shubha Chaudhuri, Associate Director General of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), American Institute of Indian Studies said that she has been working with her team for more than a year on these two jazz collections to digitise and conserve some of the rare photographs, reels and documents. The recently concluded jazz exhibition of ARCE, ‘Jazz in India’ was curated by Naresh Fernandes and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and IIC. Both the collections on Jazz are accessible and available for academic and research purpose at the ARCE, AIIS.last_img read more