Ming’s Optical opens new multimillion-dollar Parika branch

first_imgThe most affordable eyecare enterprise in Guyana, Ming’s Optical on Sunday morning opened yet another multimillion-dollar branch, this time in Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Located at Lot 1997 Parika Highway in the Lotus Mall, the ophthalmic centre will cater for a number of eyecare needs.First Lady Sandra Granger along with Michelle and Stanley Ming and staff of the new Parika branchThe spacious, ultramodern location is fully equipped with all of the latest optical equipment and amenities offering residents of the East Bank of Essequibo, the Essequibo Islands and West Demerara increased convenience and state-of-the-art optical services.These include comprehensive eye testing for both spectacles and contact lenses.Additionally, there is a wide selection of fashionable frames to suit every personality at affordable prices.Visual field testing for glaucoma and retinal conditions will also now be available.The owner, Optometrist Michelle Ming noted that since the economic activities in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) were now improving, she felt that there was a need for the new branch.Dr Ming added that as such, she and her team began working to provide eye care for not only those in Essequibo but also in the interior locations.“We felt like there was a need to expand our eyecare services here. We have a team of qualified optometrists working with me. We have 100 of frames for all. We will continue to provide quality eye care to the best of our ability and to ensure that to our fellow Guyanese, we will strive to provide care with the best technologies available,” Dr Ming said.The new Parika branchSpeaking on behalf of the Public Health Ministry, John Adams made clear his confidence in Ming’s providing quality eye care services.“I know that Ming’s will render great service to these communities. I want to congratulate the owners for expanding eye care in Guyana, and it is the Government’s desire to encourage businesses to take the initiative in moving such enterprises forward. I am happy that this business is in Region Three and that Region Three will be going places because of this,” the Public Health Advisor said.Delivering a brief keynote address, First Lady Sandra Granger endorsed the opening of the new branch.According to the First Lady, she is appreciative of the Ming family for using what they achieved through studies to give back to the Guyanese public.She applauded Michelle Ming for not only the opening of the branch but also for her years of service at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Granger gave a brief history of the Parika Branch, which was first opened in 2011, “This new improved branch of optical service was opened in Parika back in 2011, and the branch was moved to the new location in order for the brand and service to be improved. Those people in Cuyuni-Mazaruni who would not want to cross another river, to journey to Georgetown for eye care will now be able to receive care right here.”The First Lady further applauded Ming, stating “Guyanese girls rock! Michelle not only helped to established the first low-vision care clinic in the Caribbean at the GPHC, but also volunteered her service for five years by providing care for persons whose eye could not be repaired with a spectacles. Additionally, she is the Coordinator of joint eye care missions in the University of the West Indies who is currently training local optometrists at the GPHC to use retinal cameras for laser treatment which is now available in Guyana”.Since its inception in 1990, Ming’s Optical has extended its reach throughout the country and this, its third location complements its head office in Urquhart and New Market Streets and Williamsburg branch in Rose Hall, Berbice.last_img read more

AgTube: Importance of Tillers in Wheat Management

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the latest Practical Farm Research (PFR)® Report Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s PFR Location Lead, is in the field for a feekes 3 topdress application of wheat. In order to determine nitrogen needs we’re asking questions like, “What are the tillering counts per square foot?” and “How many units of nitrogen should we apply based on tiller counts? Watch the video to learn more and be sure to check back during the growing season to see how things are progressing with our winter wheat studies.last_img read more

Missed lunch leads to shooting stars gig for Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot

first_imgDanny Kingad enters ONE Flyweight GP semis, scores unanimous win over Japanese bet Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img ROS’ Gabe Norwood, Double V Pres/CEO VJ Vasandani, JP Galvez – Lucao, Dagupan pic.twitter.com/iTc5QlPQRY— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 31, 2019“They were late and missed the bus to the lunch and they were supposed to be fined,” Marcial said. “But I asked them if they wanted a reprieve on the fine by playing in the shooting stars and they agreed.”It was a no-brainer for both. Aside from not shelling out P15,000 in fines, the two guards got to have a little fun, with Ross saying he was out “to beat this guy here,” while pointing at Cabagnot.Ross actually went on to beat Cabagnot with a little dramatic flair.As time was winding down in his squad to make a half court shot, Ross blew a kiss to the crowd and banked in a Hail Mary with three seconds left in the 2-minute round.Cabagnot’s team failed to complete the round.But Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood saw his team get the win when All-Star weekend organizer Vijay Vasandani made a half court prayer with 35 seconds to spare. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director CALASIAO, PANGASINAN—San Miguel Beer guards Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot were late additions to the PBA All-Stars shooting stars side event and fans thrilled to watch the two ace playmakers duke it out have a missed appointment to thank.Ross and Cabagnot were late for the call time for an official luncheon hosted by the provincial government here and instead of fining them as per league rules, commissioner Willie Marcial exercised some leniency with a catch.Shooting Stars participants! #PBAAllStars SMB’s Chris Ross, Double V Architect Jonathan Tolin, Jeremy Dampog – MangataremSMB’s Alex Cabagnot, Double V’s Aisel De Guzman, Jared Mendoza – CalasiaoADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES #PBAAllStars Shooting ⭐️s in a few.SMB’s Chris Ross, Double V Architect Jonathan Tolin, Jeremy Dampog – MangataremSMB’s Alex Cabagnot, Double V’s Aisel De Guzman, Jared Mendoza – CalasiaoROS’ Gabe Norwood, Double V Pres/CEO VJ Vasandani, JP Galvez – Lucao, Dagupan pic.twitter.com/LFHCd2ThoDFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

Stop producing nuclear waste until we can dispose of it critics urge

first_imgOTTAWA – Environmental groups say Canada should stop producing nuclear energy until the federal government replaces its “pathetic” waste disposal policy with something more meaningful and scientific.The groups, including the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, intend to protest outside a meeting Wednesday where officials will discuss plans to decommission nuclear labs and reactors in Chalk River, Ont., and Pinawa, Man.The groups are particularly concerned about the proposal to build a surface-level disposal site at Chalk River, about two hours northwest of Ottawa, that would house a million cubic metres of waste just a kilometre from the Ottawa River, and to bury underground nuclear reactors at the sites in concrete.Neither proposal meets international guidelines for the handling of nuclear waste, they say.Indeed, Canada’s only written national policy on radioactive waste is so short it would take less than four tweets to post it on Twitter, said coalition president Gordon Edwards.“Canada’s nuclear waste policy is pathetic,” he said.The policy calls for radioactive waste disposal to be done safely and in an environmentally sound, comprehensive and cost-effective manner. It also says Ottawa must ensure radioactive waste producers meet their responsibilities and pay for any required disposal.The policy is entirely silent on science or agreed upon best-practices for how waste should be disposed, say opponents, who want Canada to immediately halt nuclear activities until such a policy is in place, developed in consultation with the public and interested parties.Thus far, burying properly encased radioactive waste in tunnels in the ground is the best option, but no one is certain of the long-term consequences, critics say. Encasing facilities in concrete so that they can never be safely accessed later is short-sighted, they warn.Atomic Energy Canada Ltd., a federal Crown corporation, contracted Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a privately-owned consortium, to decommission nuclear sites.The decommissioning proposals are currently undergoing an environmental assessment process with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, a spokesman for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories told The Canadian Press. Nothing has been approved and that assessment is done with public consultation, the spokesman said.Wednesday’s meeting is just an status update and will not decide anything, he added.Nevertheless, Edwards said, Ottawa needs to acknowledge that Canada put the nuclear cart before the disposal horse and needs to figure out the way forward before proceeding.“The first step should be to stop producing this waste,” he said. “Since we don’t have a solution for it of a permanent nature, we shouldn’t be making it.”The federal policy assigns clear roles and responsibilities to the federal government and nuclear waste owners, Natural Resources Canada said in a statement Tuesday. The proposals will not be approved unless they are safe for workers, the public and the environment, it added.last_img read more