Veteran schoolboy football coach Neville Bell has revealed that his St George’s College team is not burdened by the 2015 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup favourites’ tag. Bell said St George’s are hungry for success, and not just to defend their Walker Cup title, but are focused on a 23rd ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title and also the Super Cup, which will enter its second staging. “Oh yeah, we want to defend that (Walker Cup) successfully, but we also want to try and win all the titles that are available to us,” he told The Sunday Gleaner following his team’s 6-0 hammering of Eltham High on Friday. “The Manning Cup is a tough competition to win. I find that maybe it is a compliment to us that every year they say we are the favourites. It doesn’t bother us, it doesn’t put us under any pressure; however, what it does is open the way for everyone to come very, very hard for us,” he assessed. He pointed out that St George’s just have to come with “our ‘A’ game every single game”. “We want to win the competition and we are going to try our best to win. Only God knows what will happen. We will just continue to work hard and hope and pray that it works for us,” he added. MIXED RESULTS This season, St George’s have had mixed results. They have had some big wins, but were defeated recently by Innswood High. Bell stressed that the competition is tough. “Every year, it’s tough. Last year, we got beaten twice by Wolmer’s Boys. We were knocked out of two competitions. Thank God, we won the Walker Cup,” he recalled. Perennial challengers and defending champions Jamaica College, with 26 titles so far, are expected to be tough opponents for any team. “Last year, Jamaica College was the team. This year, I hear they are also very good. I haven’t seen a lot of the teams apart from the teams in our zone, but it’s tough for us every year. We take no one for granted. We work hard against every one. We respect everyone and we pray that we’ll beat everyone, “Bell said. His St George’s team has 22 titles and will be hoping to end JC’s dominance. read more
All Government-run hospitals in Region Six are continuing to experience shortages in medical supplies and drugs on a regular basis, and this is as a result of poor management procedures.This is according to Chairman of that Region, David Armogan, who during an interview with GuyanaTimes stated that while allocation of the necessary items is done centrally through the Materials Management Unit of the Public Health Ministry, many times his Region has to resort to its finances to purchase additional medical supplies and drugs.Region Six ChairmanDavid Armogan“This issue is recurrent and is affecting all hospitals here. Every now and then you keep hearing about shortages everywhere. Whenever there is a scarcity, then the Region will have to buy when (stocks go) down to zero,” he said.According to Armogan, the Regional Office has a limited amount of money that it can afford to spend on purchasing additional drugs and medical supplies for the various hospitals, and more often than not it cannot fill the void that is continuously being created.“The Region just doesn’t have a lot of money to keep doing this. These things are supposed to be done centrally and then brought to the regions. There is no proper procedure in place, and the system is not properly monitored,” the Regional Chairman explained.He lamented that many of the patients who seek treatment at these facilities are being turned away or sent to purchase the much needed medical drugs from private institutions. He said a number of them cannot afford to do this.“Things like gauze and other supplies which are used frequently to dress wounds are short. Even basic drugs like for persons with diabetes, hypertension and such are limited or in small amounts frequently. These are things which you see many patients coming to get help with, since they are common health issues in Guyana,” Armogan further added.He is of the belief that communication between the hospitals in Region Six and the MMU is poor, and until this situation is fixed, shortages will continue quite often.In April last, the Director of Regional Health Services (DRHS) of Region Six, Jevaughn Stephens, blamed poor communication for critical medical supplies not being stocked in sufficient quantities. Stephens had explained that while there was a shortage of critical drugs and medical supplies, the situation could have been rectified with proper communication. read more
State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Sept. 18 at the following times and locations:8 to 9:30 a.m. at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St., in Perry and;4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Chesaning Public Library, 227 E. Broad St, in Chesaning.“It is important to me as a legislator to meet with members of the community on a regular basis,” Frederick said. “I encourage residents to come with any concerns they have, or just drop by and introduce themselves.”No appointment is necessary. Anyone unable to meet during the scheduled times may contact Rep. Frederick’s office at (517) 373-0841 or email at BenFrederick@house.mi.gov. Categories: Frederick News 08Sep Rep. Frederick announces September office hours read more
16May Rep. LaFave votes to fund recreation projects across the state, including Dickinson County playground Categories: LaFave News,News State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today voted in support of a plan that will help improve a Dickinson County playground, along with many other recreational projects across Michigan.LaFave and the state House approved a plan including $30,000 for playground equipment replacement at Lake Antoine Park near Iron Mountain. The new play area will meet current safety and accessibility requirements.Total cost of the project is $47,100, including a $17,100 local match.The state portion is included in legislation distributing money from the Natural Resources Trust Fund. The state funding comes from the lease of state land for oil and gas projects – not from general tax dollars.“This funding will support a popular Iron Mountain park that features everything from boating to band performances to camping all summer,” LaFave said. “And it is just one example of the benefits this program has all over the Upper Peninsula and all of Michigan.”Overall, the plan approved by the House today includes nearly $50 million for 131 recreational development and land acquisition projects in Michigan.The legislation is Senate Bill 883. read more
24Apr Rep. Afendoulis calls for end to ‘barbaric’ abortion procedure Categories: Lynn Afendoulis News State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of a plan to ban dismemberment abortion, saying, “This is not about a woman’s right to choose or a child’s right to live. This is about our humanity.”A dismemberment abortion is an abortion in which a health care worker intentionally uses any instrument, device, or object to dismember a living fetus out of a uterus. The legislation from Afendoulis is part of a package to ban the procedure and create penalties for violators.“Set aside whatever you feel about the right to abortion and approach this simply as a human being of thought, reason and compassion,” she said. “Where else in the sphere of our lives is it acceptable to torture and dismember a living thing? How did we get here? We are appealing to all people of mercy and benevolence: This practice is barbaric, it is agonizing, it is outrageous and it must stop.”House Bill 4321 remains under consideration by the Families, Children, and Seniors Committee.### read more
Saints take on Wigan at the Totally Wicked Stadium on September 1 at 8pm.The Head Coach also said that Jonny Lomax would move into the halves.“I have decided the starting 13,” he said, “but there’s a few options on the bench. We will know more later in the week.”Tickets for the clash are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.
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