New technologies in healthcare and surgical operations have led to the introduction of sutureless thyroidectomy operations in Guyana, after successful attempts on four patients last Wednesday.Dr Cheetanand Mahadeo now equipped to conduct sutureless thyroidectomy proceduresThis was announced on Saturday during the 17th Annual Caribbean College Of Surgeons Conference, which saw over 150 surgeons converging in Guyana to improve the standard of surgical procedures in their respective fields.Plastic surgeon, Shilindra Rajkumar explained that surgeons in Guyana were allowed the opportunity to participate in a workshop, where the technique was successfully accomplished.“What we try to do is workshops in each territory to teach the local surgeons something new. This year, we had the privilege of having the Caribbean College of Surgeons run a one-day thyroidectomy workshop. That workshop was the first of its kind where they actually removed thyroid glands from persons who had diseased thyroids with a sutureless technique,” said the plastic surgeon.Thyroidectomy involves the surgical removal of the thyroid gland or part of it. It is the first time this technique has ever been attempted in Guyana and was executed without any complications.“We have managed to do four patients in one day without any complications to the benefit of the entire department of surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital.”Surgeons in Guyana would have conducted the entire activity with guidance from the visiting faculty. Going forward, this new procedure will be conducted regularly, should the equipment and other supplies be sourced.Plastic Surgeon Shilindra Rajkumar“The first surgery was actually done with a visiting faculty, assisted by a local faculty and for the other three surgeries, the overseas faculty was just observing so the local faculty played a major role. So once the equipment is available, that’s the way surgeries are going to be done,” Rajkumar highlighted.A participant in the workshop, Dr Cheetanand Mahadeo, acknowledged that while this procedure is not new to the world, it is a first for Guyana, owing to the high costs for the ligature device used. However, the financial setback is outweighed by the satisfactory results.“The reason why we never did it is because we could never afford the device prior. So now we’re cutting down our operating time by almost a third…The patients stay less time asleep, they recover faster and go home earlier. The cost of the consumables and the machine will now be offset by shorter sleeping time and better outcomes. Overall, in terms of patient safety and getting better, it is going to benefit us regardless of the cost,” the general surgeon expressed.At the end of the workshop, four surgical experts were considered capable of conducting the technique.Apart from this field, persons were given the opportunity to give input on other surgical operations. Vice President of the organisation, Professor Shamir Cawich noted that there is a great deal of expertise in Guyana, which can significantly better the services that are provided.Cawich explained, “Our intention, along with the local organisers, is to improve the healthcare package across the Caribbean but specifically in Guyana because we have had the help of some very capable surgeons from the local organising community”.Similar sentiments emanated from General Surgeon Navindranauth Rambarran, who lauded these efforts to bridge the fellowship of surgeons in different nations.“In doing so, ideas are shared, new techniques are discussed [and] goals for the future is set. Generally, there is significant cross-fertilisation of standards and new developments in particular territories may not have had the expertise or resources,” the Guyanese surgeon shared.Other areas discussed included breast cancer, oncologic pancreatic surgery, renal transplants, congenital pseudoarthrosis, vertebral osteomyelitis, laparoscopic surgery, adult intussusception, oesophageal perforation, and Milroy disease among others.The Caribbean College of Surgeons consists of over 250 persons from every country in the region. This year, 17 individuals were inducted into the organsations, five of whom are Guyanese.
SOUTH PASADENA – It was your basic battle of David vs. Goliath when the South Pasadena High School boys basketball team hosted powerhouse Price in a CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA quarterfinal matchup. The Tigers (21-10) clawed and scratched, but in the end they had no answer for the Knights’ inside game. “Their big guys just went to the boards and we couldn’t battle with their height, unfortunately,” Tigers coach Ali Parvaz said. The Tigers hit three early 3-pointers to open a 13-8 lead in the first quarter and withstood a Price run to eventually take a 33-31 halftime lead. “I knew our guys were going to come out and fight and this home crowd’s been great all year,” Parvaz said. Ryan Lee sank five of the Tigers’ 12 3-pointers for a game-high 21 points. Darin Nakauchi had 13, Michael Flynn scored 11 and Amir Mohamadzadeh had 10. Price (26-4) closed out the third quarter on a 16-5 run to take a 57-48 lead. Junior center Tyreese Bresheres collected 16 points to lift Price to an 81-69 win Friday night. Bresheres dominated the paint with 12 rebounds and seven blocks as Price, winner of eight consecutive Division V titles and five state crowns, collected its 18th consecutive win. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 966-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Arsene Wenger has claimed his stars haven’t been affected by the criticism levelled at them this week because they are so used to it.The Gunners boss and his players were given plenty to think about this week by fans and pundits as they drew 3-3, after leading 3-0, with Anderlecht in the Champions League at the Emirates on Tuesday.But the Frenchman has insisted he is used to the comments which have been directed towards him since the result and believes his squad remain positive.“If you are 3-0 up and get [pulled] back to 3-3, you always get the same [criticism],” Wenger said.“I have managed 2000 games and can anticipate what people will say. If you defend and get back to 3-3, people will ask why you defend and not continue to play a normal game. If you continue to attack, people ask why you attack. It is so predictable.“We are very positive inside the camp. We are not touched by that [the negativity]. Inside the camp we are very positive and are not touched by that. When we do not win, we are not happy. The rest, we can live with.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
1 Memphis Depay lit up Old Trafford with two wonderfully taken goals as Manchester United edged out Club Brugge on their return to the Champions League.United got off to the worst possible start when Michael Carrick turned the ball into his own net inside 10 minutes.However, the Memphis show then began as the summer signing showed exactly why Ed Woodward parted with £25m to secure his services with a first half brace.As United continued to push for a third, Brugge’s defence buckled with Brandon Mechele given his marching orders after picking up two yellow cards, before Marouane Fellaini nodded in Memphis’ deep cross in the 94th minute.Manchester United began brightly but the crowd were stunned into silence after only eight minutes when Carrick wrong-footed Sergio Romero in the United goal to deflect the ball into his own net.Victor Vazquez fired in a low but harmless-looking free-kick from 40 yards out but the Englishman lunged towards the ball to prod in for a potentially vital away goal for the Belgian side.However, just as United fans started to contemplate yet another season without Champions League football, Memphis produced a lovely bit of skill worthy of the famous no.7 jersey on his back to level the scores after 13 minutes.The Dutchman flicked the ball past the on-rushing Dion Cools before charging past three defenders and finishing powerfully into the bottom corner to score his first competitive goal for the Red Devils.Memphis looked electric all evening on the wing as he terrorised Brugge’s right-back, making Louis van Gaal’s decision to play him through the middle against Tottenham all the more baffling.Three minutes before half-time Memphis got his second, and it was even more impressive than the first.The former PSV Eindhoven man cut inside from the left before unleashing a powerful, curling effort past the helpless Club Brugge goalkeeper.Bastian Schweinsteiger – who had scored the last Champions League goal at Old Trafford – replaced Carrick at half-time but it was Memphis who continued to impress, and a lovely link-up with Wayne Rooney should have handed the Dutchman his hat-trick.Brugge defender Mechele saw red with 10 minutes remaining for a silly challenge on Javier Hernandez which earned him his second yellow of the evening.Deep into injury time, Fellaini made the numerical advantage count, heading in a deep cross from man of the match Memphis to give United a commanding lead going into the second leg. Memphis Depay
Donegal County Council have agreed to throw financially troubled Finn Harps a potential life-line.The Ballybofey club needs to raise €48,000 by 21 December to meet certain debts in order to comply with the requirements for applying for a First Division licence for 2012.At a meeting tonight, local councillors backed an emergency motion to provide €20,000 for the club. Councillors spoke about the importance of the club to the county and said that it would be a tragedy if the club, which joined the League of Ireland in 1969, went out of senior soccer.HARPS THROWN €20,000 LIFELINE BY COUNTY COUNCIL was last modified: November 28th, 2011 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)
By Rachel McLaughlin: A garda who admitted assaulting another man in a late night brawl has had the case against him struck out after the court heard of how he had once saved a woman’s life and prevented a rape.Garda Ian Oates sank back in his seat as Judge Paul Kelly told Letterkenny District Court that he would not record a conviction against him.Judge Paul Kelly said it would be a loss to the community if a Garda like Garda Oates were to be taken off the force. The court heard that at 3am on September 1, 2011, Richard Geraghty was assaulted by Garda Oates on the lane beside Gallagher’s Hotel Letterkenny.In his statement, Letterkenny man Geraghty said Garda Oates was standing with two friends outside Gallagher’s Hotel, when he called out to him as he walked past.Supt Jimmy Coen, who investigated the case, said witnesses had claimed that Geraghty had called Garda Oates a “f***** pig b*****.”Geraghty said that Garda Oates asked to shake his hand, and mentioned his brother who had died. He claimed that Garda Oates suggested that he follow him up Gallagher’s lane, where the assault took place.The court was shown CCTV footage of the incident.Garda Oates could be seen punching Geraghty at least four times in the footage shown in court and watched by Judge Kelly.Medical reports gave evidence to the injuries suffered by Geraghty on the night. A consultant at Letterkenny General Hospital treated a 5mm laceration on his left cheek, and cuts to both his arms and legs. Garda Oates was treated for a fractured tooth two weeks after the incident.Witnesses at Gallagher’s Hotel observed Garda Oates using his elbow to hit Geraghty in the face.The court heard how Garda Oates had served An Garda Siochana for nine years. He received two commendations for his service. He saved a woman’s life when she jumped into the River Swilly by diving in after her. On New Year’s Eve 2012 Garda Oates observed a sexual assault on CCTV, and was instrumental in stopping the crime.Garda Oates fundraising efforts were detailed in court today. He raised €60,000 for repair of the roof of St. Eunan’s Cathedral. He also volunteered for MS Ireland to raise money for Donegal Hospice and other charities.Damian Crawford, barrister for Garda Oates, said his client could lose his job as a result of the incident.He deeply regretted responding to alleged taunts from Geraghty.Garda Oates took to the witness box to offer a public apology to Mr Geraghty.He had offered €5,000 in compensation to his victim, said Mr Crawford who pleaded for leniency because of Garda Oates’ nine years service to the community.This included saving a drowning woman in the Swilly in 2008 and preventing a rape in 2012 after spotting suspicious activity on CCTV in the town.Geraghty, said Mr Crawford, had previous convictions for taunting off-duty gardai. He handed in newspaper clippings showing Geraghty’s convictions.One incident had involved two officers and their wives, he said.Judge Kelly told the court: “This is a most unfortunate case and its very troubling when a member of An Garda Siochana administering the law finds himself in court“Mr Oates has prosecuted many people possibly not unlike this case before the court. There was graphic evidence on the CCTV footage and it reflects very poorly that he succumbed to emotion and behaved the way in which he did.“Quite clearly physical force was taken by Mr Oates; Mr Geraghty suffered a very unpleasant and painful experience.“A civil claim has been resolved for the ordeal that he underwent.“Garda Oates is a man with an exemplary record and involved in two very significant incidents above and beyond the call of duty including the saving of the life of a woman.“Preventing an experience on another woman is evidence of his commitment and bravery. These are all matters which go to Mr Oates’ credit.“There has been a very diligent and careful investigation by Supt Coen.“Gardai must have trust and confidence of the public they serve and incidents like this do damage to the force.“But it would be a Draconian result if he were to lose his job as a Garda. It would be a loss to the community and so I am taking the unusual step of not recording a conviction and I will strike out the assault charge.’He ordered Garda Oates to pay €1,000 to Friends of Letterkenny Hospital.GARDA AVOIDS CONVICTION AFTER ADMITTING ASSAULT was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:Garda Ian OatesJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRichard Geraghty
Large potholes have appeared on Letterkenny dual carriageway says local councillor.A Donegal councillor says urgent action is needed on Letterkenny’s dual carriageway to prevent a serious accident taking place.Letterkenny Town Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle claims recent winters have caused large potholes to develop on the road.The Sinn Fein councillor says he has received reports of several near misses by motorists swerving to avoid the potholes and has witnessed other incidents himself. Cllr Gerry McMonagleHe is now calling on Donegal County Council to examine the road and carry out the necessary repairs before it is too late.“This is one of busiest roads in the county and its importance to commerce and accessibility in and out of Letterkenny cannot be over estimated.“With so many vehicles using this road it is important that it is maintained to a high standard. Continued depreciation of this road could lead to road traffic accidents due to the poor state of the road surface.“Driving along the carriageway I have witnessed in recent days motorist swerving to miss potholes on the carriageway this is a dangerous action and I would call on motorist to drive safely at all times,” he said. He said the council also have an duty to keep the roads safe and fit for purpose.“I am therefore calling on Donegal County Council Roads Section to immediately put in place a scheme to repair the road before a serious accident happens.”POTHOLED DUAL CARRIAGEWAY IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN, SAYS WORRIED COUNCILLOR was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEdonegaldual cariagewayletterkennypotholes
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