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

Rahlves knocked from World Cup lead

first_imgThe 36-year-old Nyberg became the oldest man to finish among the top three in a World Cup race. He beat the mark set by Italy’s Kristian Ghedina, who at 35 was runner-up last season in a downhill at Chamonix, France. “I am a bit proud of this but I’m not going to quit for all that,” Nyberg said. “My goal is to ski at the world championships at home in Sweden next year.” Rahlves was 14th in the opening run before his crash near the finish of his second trip. Miller was 16th after his left ski got stuck coming out of the start hut on his first run. Rahlves and Miller are tied for second in the overall standings. Also for the U.S., Ted Ligety was 13th and Erik Schlopy 15th. The U.S. Olympic team will be announced Jan. 25. Miller, Rahlves and Schlopy already have qualified for the giant slalom squad. “I reached a major goal of mine today,” said Raich, who won last month at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. “It’s a dream come true. It’s a classic and a victory means a lot on such a difficult course.” Raich was followed by Fredrik Nyberg of Sweden while Kalle Palander of Finland and Stephan Goergl of Austria shared third. Rahlves crashed during the second run, and U.S. teammate Bode Miller, the overall champion, was 14th. ADELBODEN, Switzerland – Austria’s Benjamin Raich overcame a late mistake Saturday to win a World Cup giant slalom, the last before next month’s Olympics, and overtake Daron Rahlves atop the overall standings. Raich completed the treacherous two runs on the Chuenisbaergli course in 2 minutes, 23.25 seconds for his second straight giant slalom victory. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MAN WHO KILLED PARENTS COMMITTED TO CENTRAL MENTAL HOSPITAL

first_imgJulian Cuddihy. Pic by Northwest News Pix.A Co Donegal man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia who attacked his parents with an axe has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin.The Irish Times report that Julian Cuddihy (43) was accused of murdering his mother Kathleen (73) and father James (77) at their family home in Churchtown, Carndonagh on October 22nd, 2014. Earlier this month, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and a jury delivered a unanimous verdict after less than an hour of deliberation at the Central Criminal Court.Cuddihy, who believed that by killing his parents he was sending them to heaven, was on Monday committed to the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) in Dundrum for inpatient care.Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan ordered his committal on foot of a report by Dr Sally Lenihan, consultant forensic psychiatrist based at the CMH in Dublin.Dr Lenihan told the court that Mr Cuddihy was first admitted to the CMH on October 31st, 2014, suffering from psychotic symptoms and delusional beliefs.She assessed him as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a state of mind that affects his thinking, perception, emotion and judgment, and that impairs his mental function to the extent that he requires care or treatment.She told the court that the kind of care Cuddihy needs is available only at the CMH.Ms Justice Heneghan said she was satisfied that Cuddihy was suffering from a mental disorder under the definition of the 2006 Criminal Law (Insanity) Act and was in need of inpatient care in “the only designated centre” – the Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum.The judge ordered his committal to the CMH for inpatient care and treatment.MAN WHO KILLED PARENTS COMMITTED TO CENTRAL MENTAL HOSPITAL was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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)last_img read more