DemBake hosts medical outreach at Land of Canaan

first_imgDemerara Bakery and the Giving Hope Foundation in collaboration with the Public Health Ministry, on Saturday hosted a medical outreach offering free cancer screening for both men and women in Land of Canaan and surrounding communities on the East Bank of Demerara.Dr Latoya Gooding and Dave LaltooPresident and founder of the Giving Hope Foundation, Dr Latoya Gooding noted that they were approached by DemBake to offer free cancer screening to residents and they readily agreed. Additionally, Dr Gooding explained that the outreach is part of their monthly exercises and made a call for more men to access the services offered.“We have decided to come and offer free cancer screening here at DemBake for the Land of Canaan population and surrounding areas. Here today what we are offering is free breast examination, pap smear, VIA [Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid], prostate checks that include the digital rectal examination and the prostate specific antigen blood test. We’re also offering free blood pressure and sugar testing,” the doctor told Guyana Times.The Giving Hope Foundation is a non-governmental organisation with the objective of trying to reduce the incidence of late stage cancer diagnosis in Guyana. They are going into communities to have outreaches and to educate the population in relation to cancer.“We always work in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Heath, the Chronic Disease Department because what we are doing is aligning with what they are doing as well, so we always tag along with them or we tag them along with us. We spread the word because cancer cannot be a one organisation, it takes a nation and the more organisations we have fighting cancer, better response we will have,” she added.Meanwhile, Administrative Manager of Demerara Bakery, Dave Laltoo said the aim of the outreach is to collaborate and give back to the community. He noted that this is the first project of its kind undertaken by the newly relaunched bakery.“One of things we noticed is when you go to the public hospitals and so persons do not have the opportunity to have this done free of cost and what the Giving Hope Foundation does is they have a strict free policy so we wanted to collaborate and give back to Giving Hope Foundation through the community,” Laltoo noted.There were three doctors and four nurses offering services to the residents of the area. The organisers expected to have over one hundred residents accessing the services.last_img read more

DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S SATURDAY NIGHT CARNDONAGH CONCERT

first_imgThe Donegal Chamber OrchestraPICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe (www.johnsoffe.com) Check his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnSoffePhotography),The Donegal Chamber Orchestra is in Inishowen for the first time as part of the Colgan Heritage Week this Saturday at 7.30pm in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. The ensemble was founded in June 2006 and successfully performed across the County, Northern Ireland, Dublin and as far as Tuscany. In its 8 years of history this will be the first time the group is performing in Inishowen! For this special occasion, the string orchestra will be joined by local musician Ciara Fagan, who will be playing John Baston’s Recorder Concerto No. 2 as soloist with the ensemble. Also to mark the first visit to the peninsula, the orchestra will perform ‘The Inishowen Set’ a new work especially composed for the string ensemble by Redcastle based composer John McLachlan.During February the composer worked with the Orchestra in this new work for a Letterkenny premiere and it will be performed for the second time this Saturday in Inishowen.John McLachlan is an internationally esteemed Dublin born composer who lives in Co. Donegal. See www.johnmclachlan.info for more.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance. The Donegal Chamber Orchestra gives regular performances throughout the county during the year and previous seasons have included trips to Spain and Italy. Since its establishment the orchestra worked with guest artists such as violinist Darragh Morgan, Belgium soprano Tine Verbeke, renowned Romanian/Irish cellist Mihai Dancila, the Spanish chamber orchestra Concerto Málaga and the Italian Maestro Massimo Paris. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo (Artistic Director of the ensemble).www.dmep.ieFor their concert in Cardongagh, they will perform John McLachlan’s ‘The Inishowen Set’ conducted by the composer himself who also will introduce his piece to the audience. The program will also include Karl Jenkin’s Palladio, John Baston’s Recorder Concerto No. 2 (soloist: Ciara Fagan), Hindemith’s Op. 44, Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for string orchestra and Bartok’s Ten Folk Hungarian Pieces.This concert starts at 7.30pm. Admissions € 10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information contact The Colgan Hall 074 93 29377 or colganhall1914@eircom.net DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S SATURDAY NIGHT CARNDONAGH CONCERT was last modified: June 27th, 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:Carndonaghdonegal chamber orchestraInishowen SetPerformanceThe Colgan Halllast_img read more

ELECTION 2014: WATSON QUESTIONS IF PEOPLE WITH BAD WATER QUALITY SHOULD PAY NEW CHARGE

first_imgLocal election candidate John Watson questions whether people receiving a bad quality water service should be liable to pay the new water charges.The Fianna Fail candidate says he is totally against these water charges, but like most people he must accept they are here for the foreseeable future.“I have visited many homes over the past six weeks where I have found the water quality to below an acceptable standard. In some instances the water is discoloured, in other cases the water smells and in a lot of cases I found the water is causing major damage to domestic appliances. “Homes connected to the borehole supply from Rockhill outside Letterkenny are especially effected. Most homeowners on this supply will not drink the water, with many buying bottled water for drinking,” he revealed.In one case he visited the home of a woman in the Lismonaghan area of the town, she informed him that she had the water tested and was told it was not fit for consumption.This women has since spent €2000 on a new filter system for her home.“How is it fair to now ask this women to pay €240 per year in water charges,” asked Mr Watson. At another home he was poured a glass of water, there appeared to be an oily film floating on top of the water.“I was shown kettles that has been destroyed by this oily substance.“I have spoken to a local solicitor who informed me that there may be a case for not paying the water charges if the supply is not up to standard.“Under consumer protection legislation goods must be up to merchantable quality and fit for purpose if you are to pay for them.“I believe the water from the borehole supply and is substandard and not fit for purpose. I say that people should not be charged until the supply is brought up to a decent standard. “If elected on this Friday I will take this fight to Irish Water on behalf of all residents who are not receiving a top quality water supply.”ELECTION 2014: WATSON QUESTIONS IF PEOPLE WITH BAD WATER QUALITY SHOULD PAY NEW CHARGE was last modified: May 21st, 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:donegalelectionJOhn Watsonwater chargeslast_img read more