St George’s FLOW Super Cup title defence over – Excelsior take group honours after tied contest

first_img Jonathan Grant 0 H Selassie 1 St Jago High 0 Hydel High 1 Excelsior High 2 St George’s 2 Yesterday’s Results STGC’S TWO GOALS Though lone scorer Alex Marshall netted a stunner, earning St George’s College a come-from-behind 2-2 draw, Excelsior High won the day, earning the automatic FLOW Super Cup and Walker Cup knockout positions from the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup Group A yesterday. The Mountain View Avenue-based institution prevailed in a spirited 45-minute contest to remain unbeaten in eight games and claiming 20 points. St George’s ended with 19 points and will not be able to defend their ISSA/Super Cup title. They will also miss the Walker Cup KO, where they were finalists last season. Meeting for the second time this season, the game was called off at half-time on September 20, due to the passing of St George’s captain Dominic James, who collapsed inside the first five minutes. Excelsior were leading 2-1 at the half-time break and the game was continued – with the second-half – at Stadium East yesterday. Thorne Buchanan’s brace in the 30th and 37th minutes gave Excelsior the lead. Buchanan had a hat-trick beckoning, but failed to put away a 42nd-minute penalty, plus other scoring chances yesterday. Akeem Robotham scored St George College’s goal in the first half in minute 25, while Marshall added the ‘Light Blues’ second in the 71st, bringing his goal tally to nine this season. “It felt good that I could score a good goal like that. I told myself that I wanted to put myself in a good chance to score goals here and help my team win the game and get the Super Cup place, unfortunately we didn’t win, but we want to continue playing for everything,” Marshall told The Gleaner. Excelsior’s best chance came when Tyane Wilson streaked onside, supplied Buchanan with a peach of a pass, only to see the striker firing wide of goal with only the goalie to beat. “We knew that they were gonna come and throw everything at us offensively. We tried to contain them,” said Shavar Thomas, Excelsior High’s coach. St George’s coach Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell said: “We are disappointed that we didn’t make the Super Cup. We came here with an opportunity to win two. We can still win the Manning Cup and we can still win the Olivier Shield.” Meanwhile, Hydel won 1-0 and joined St Jago on 19 points. Superior goal difference placed Hydel second overall to zone winners Bridgeport High, who qualified for the Super Cup. Surprise team Haile Selassie qualified for the FLOW Super Cup for the first time in their history, topping Group D with a 1-0 win over Jonathan Grant.last_img read more

Warriors take control in 3rd en route to dumping of Knicks

first_imgMOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, right, defends against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in New York. Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) watches the action. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Draymond Green threw his arms up in triumph, celebrating his go-ahead 3-pointer.Never mind that it banked in, a rather ugly look on a team that shoots it beautifully.ADVERTISEMENT The highlight show continued from there, with center Zaza Pachulia dribbling behind his back to lead a fast break and Curry converting a four-point play for a 20-point bulge later in the period.“It’s tough. Those guys were so big and athletic, anyone in their team could switch,” the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “So it was tough to get around them.”Emmanuel Mudiay scored 20 points and Trey Burke had 18 for the Knicks.Mudiay had 13 points in the first seven minutes and 14 in the first quarter to lead all scorers and give the Knicks a 39-37 edge.TIP-INSWarriors: Rookie Jordan Bell returned after missing 14 games with inflammation in his left ankle. He had three points. … Green’s technical assessed with 1:04 left in the first half of Saturday’s rout against Oklahoma City was rescinded by the NBA on Monday, putting him back at 14 for the season and two away from an automatic suspension.Knicks: F Michael Beasley received five stitches for a cut on his right eyebrow after he was hit in the second quarter but returned to play in the third. … New York is off until Friday, when it visits the Los Angeles Clippers to open a four-game road trip.MAGIC MSG MOMENTCurry’s 54-point game is still his career high, as he went 11 for 13 from 3-point range. The Knicks ended up winning it though, as Raymond Felton blocked his jumper to lead to J.R. Smith’s tiebreaking basket with 1:10 left in a 109-105 victory. That remains New York’s last home win over Golden State.CAN’T BE BADKnicks coach Jeff Hornacek, on the challenge of defending the Warriors:“Can’t have any ‘my bads,’” he said. “‘My bads’ turn into 3-point shots that they knock in.”UP NEXT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Warriors: Visit Washington on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img “It sparked the run, didn’t it?” Green said. “It got everybody going by an amazing shooter.”And the Warriors didn’t slow down the rest of another awesome third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKlay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the period, when Golden State ran another opponent off the floor on its way to a 125-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early. LATEST STORIES The Warriors improved to 3-0 since the All-Star break and beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time, one shy of their longest winning streak in the series. They won nine straight in 1963-64.A night shy of the five-year anniversary of Curry’s 54-point Madison Square Garden masterpiece, the Warriors showed how many weapons they have around him now, making 15 3-pointers and putting six players in double figures.The third quarter has been when the Warriors separate themselves from opponents, and this was the fifth time they outscored a team by 20 or more in the period.“I still don’t have an answer as to why the third quarter is what it is, like anything specific, beyond just the fact that we can wear teams down over the course of 48 minutes,” Curry said. And it might take 24, 26 minutes to really create that separation and gain that momentum, and we come out of the halftime with some juice, some energy and it’s winning time. So that’s my best explanation for it and hopefully it continues.”This onslaught started innocently enough, with Green banking in a 3-pointer. Curry and Thompson followed with much prettier ones, and when JaVale McGee followed with a basket it was an 11-0 start to the second half and a double-digit lead in about 2 ½ minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Davis explodes for 53 as Pelicans trump Suns for 6th straight win Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

“Participate in your Government” – US Ambassador encourages

first_imgUnited States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway is encouraging all Guyanese to participate in their government, even if their candidate does not win.United States Ambassador to Guyana Perry HollowayIn observance of fifty years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Guyana, Ambassador Holloway shared a bit of advice to the Guyanese populace on moving its country forward.He was at the time delivering remarks at a reception organised by the US Embassy in Georgetown to mark this milestone, which coincided with the 240th Independence Anniversary of the United States of America.The Ambassador explained that freedom is something people often take for granted until some aspect of their freedom is restricted. “Then we jump into action often screaming bloody murder and sometimes in extreme cases resort even to revolution,” he stated.Holloway said in the United States, just as in Guyana, citizens enjoy a tremendous amount of freedom and in this regard, he implored every person, Guyanese and American, to do the right things every day so that the next generations will enjoy the same freedom.“This means vote in elections, participate in political campaigns, engage in debate, and write letters to editors. Don’t be caught standing on the side of the road as your country moves forward. When your candidate does not win, continue to participate because it will only make our country better,” he stated.Ambassador Holloway pointed out that US elections are often 50-50 affairs, and if 50 per cent of the US were to stop participating if their candidate did not win, then the country would not move forward.He advised that in such cases, persons should still participate at the local and national levels of the country’s development and push harder for their candidate and issues next time around.Holloway went on to encourage persons to educate themselves and those around them about everything and anything possible.“We live in a complex world and our access to information, wrong and right, is greater than it ever has been. Figuring out how to access that information and how to impart it to our young people is our challenge…we must put emphasis on education if we want to remain free and continue to advance as a country and as individuals,” he stated.The Ambassador also encouraged both government and the people alike to invest in the future: “We cannot live in the laurels of our past nor accept the reality of our present. We must invest in education, infrastructure, and government to protect our freedom going forward.”In this regard, the Ambassador urged everyone to pay their taxes and then hold their government accountable for using them.“We all want our government to do everything, but a government cannot turn water into wine. It needs funding to function and funding comes from taxes, whether we like them or not,” he said.last_img read more

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

Some MPs submit declarations to Integrity Commission – Chairman

first_img– wants to amend aspects of the ActChairman of the Integrity Commission, Kumar Duraisami, has stated that only some Members of Parliament (MP) have so far submitted their declarations to the Commission.Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Kumar Duraisami (middle) along with Commissioner Rosemary Benjamine-Noble and Secretary Amanda Jaisingh at Thursday’s press conferenceSpeaking at its first press briefing on Thursday to update the public on the work of the Commission, Duraisami, an attorney and former Land Court Judge, explained that the Commission is now trying to get the agency fully equipped to carry out its mandate which includes ensuring public officials declare their assets annually, as required by law.So far, it was disclosed a total of 1296 letters and declaration forms sent out to public officers – 69 to the National Assembly; 407 to the various Ministries; 242 to the 10 administrative regions and 576 to the various constitutional agencies. However, only 248 forms were returned to the Commission.Asked specifically about those received from MPs, Duraisami said not all of the MPs have been complying and sending in their declarations.“Some of them [have submitted their declarations] but I can’t tell you how many. Most of them, I expect, will be complying soon,” he stated.The new Integrity Commission office at Fifth Avenue and Church Road, SubryanvilleThe Chairman could not give a specific number or say whether these compliant MPs are from the Government’s or Opposition’s side because they are yet to go through the 200 plus forms received since they only moved into their new office in Subryanville, Georgetown, two weeks ago. However, he lamented that the MPs are not the only ones with outstanding declarations.In fact, Duraisami outlined that since June, they have been giving several extensions to allow defaulters to comply with the integrity laws. He further added that consideration is now being given for another two-month extension to ensure all those who are required to declare their assets are able to do so, reminding that these persons can be taken before the courts if they fail to make their declarations.Moreover, Duraisami posited that while the Commission had a secretariat in place prior to the appointment of the Chairman and Commissioners back in February, persons were not submitting their declarations as required since the law says that the declarations should be made to the Chairman of the Integrity Commission.In fact, it was revealed that over the past few years, there have only been between five to 20 submissions annually, with only six declarations of assets in 2017.Nevertheless, having been occupying limited space at the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) since its reconstitution earlier this year, the Integrity Commission recently moved into its new office located at Fifth Avenue and Church Road, Subryanville, and efforts are now being undertaken to secure additional staffing including a legal and compliance officer; two investigators; accountants and a host of other administrative staff.“We don’t have employees in place right now to run this Commission… We got some advertisements done and we’re hoping to interview some of these applicants before the end of this month so that we can get the organisation fully running sometime thereafter,” Duraisami stated.The Commission was previously unable to make these employments since they only recently secured a supplementary budget.The Commission aims to improve public confidence in the integrity of persons in public office by ensuring that they submit their declarations in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act. To this end, the Chairman posited that having pursued the laws governing the operations of the Commission, they have identified some areas which they feel needed to be amended and so they will have to make the necessary recommendations to the Prime Minister, who has responsibility over the Commission.Among the issues they have so far identified, the Chairman stated, is the fiscal year of the Commission, which runs from July 1 to June 30 with the deadline for declarations stipulated at June 30. The Chairman noted that they would like this change to coincide with the fiscal year of the Guyana Revenue Authority (January 1 to December 31) and its deadline for the filing of tax returns – April 30.Furthermore, the head of the Integrity Commission disclosed that they are also looking at the list of public officers who are required to file a declaration of their assets such as board members. Duraisami referenced a specific case where the chairperson of a Board challenged the declaration because her services were voluntary and she was not receiving a salary.In addition, the Chairman also indicated that another area they have to look at is the Guyana Police Force whereby only the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners are required to make declarations. However, he noted that they would want to extend this to include the Divisional Commanders as well as the Crime and Traffic Chiefs.Duraisami added that the same consideration is being given to the GRA, in an effort to rope in those branch managers in the various regions to declare their assets. He mentioned too that officers at the Lands Registry will also have to be included in this bracket since they current have no obligations to make any declarations.“So we are looking at a broad spectrum of areas where corruption is likely to occur,” the Chairman of the Integrity Commission asserted.last_img read more

Pogba takes aim at Mourinho’s negative tactics

first_imgThe draw — played out in front of legendary former manager Alex Ferguson who made his first appearance at a match since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May — left United in seventh, eight points behind leaders Liverpool.“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. We are here to attack,” Pogba told the media after the match.“When we play like (that) it’s easier for us.”Asked what is stopping United attacking more, Pogba said: “I can’t tell you because I’m a player. It’s not me.”Pogba’s criticism comes shortly after it appeared that he and Mourinho were mending their rift, with the Portuguese manager saying on Friday that success at the World Cup had sparked Pogba into performing well.Pogba, who hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) move from Juventus in 2016, had been angered by Mourinho’s remarks in July that he had played much better at the World Cup because he was not surrounded by his entourage.“I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake,” said Pogba.“Maybe the attitude should be better and we should play better because, again, we are at Old Trafford and we should just attack and press like we did against Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal last season.”Pogba laughed when it was put to him were United lacking pace and mobility.“I’m not the manager, I cannot say that,” he said.“Obviously we should show more options but I cannot say that because I’m a player.“That’s my way of thinking — we should move better, yeah.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba’s fractious relationship with Jose Mourinho could worsen after he criticised the latter’s tactics © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 24 – Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho.The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games.last_img read more

Willie Nelson debuts soy fuel

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Biodiesel is America’s fastest growing alternative fuel, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. U.S. sales of biodiesel tripled last year to 75 million gallons, but account for less than 1 percent of the diesel fuel sold nationwide, said Jenna Higgins, a spokeswoman for the National Biodiesel Board, which is hosting a conference on biodiesel in San Diego. More than 600 filling stations sell biodiesel to the public. Nelson first learned about biodiesel three years ago when his wife, Annie, purchased a biodiesel-burning car in Hawaii, where the star has a home. The biodiesel that powered her Volkswagen Jetta was made from grease collected from restaurants. He bought a diesel Mercedes and then began filling his tour buses with biodiesel. After filling up the singer’s bus in Dallas in December 2004, biodiesel supplier Peter Bell convinced Nelson to go into business and lend his name and image to help the little known fuel gain wider acceptance. But Bell said he has been surprised to see the singer devoting much of his time to the cause. “He shows up at a gas station,” Bell said, glancing at the crowd surrounding the singer. “He believes in it 100 percent.” SAN DIEGO – Country singer Willie Nelson introduced California on Wednesday to “BioWillie,” his brand of clean-burning fuel made from soybeans. BioWillie went on sale at an alternative fuel station in San Diego, where the 72-year-old singer drew a crowd as he filled his tour bus from a pump emblazoned with a picture of himself strumming a guitar. “It is the future,” Nelson said. “Through biodiesel, we can reduce dependency on foreign oil and adopt an energy source that’s clean, renewable and helps family farmers find new uses for their products.” Actress Darryl Hannah, who drives a biodiesel-powered black Chevrolet El Camino, joined the singer at Pearson Ford Fuel Depot, where drivers can also fill ‘er up on propane, ethanol and natural gas. 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

EFL will NOT take action against Huddersfield for fielding weakened team

first_img David Wagner: The German boss made 10 changes to his team for the trip to Birmingham Huddersfield will not face disciplinary action for fielding a much-changed line-up in last month’s Sky Bet Championship game at Birmingham, the English Football League has announced.The EFL ruled Huddersfield had fielded a weakened team, having made 10 changes to their starting XI for the 2-0 defeat on April 29, but confirmed that the Yorkshire club will not face sanction due to their interpretation of the regulations.The governing body added in a statement on Monday that it would ‘consider amendments’ to its rules over the fielding of full-strength sides at the EFL annual general meeting next monthThe EFL’s statement read: “At its meeting on Thursday, May 11 2017, the EFL board fully considered the matter of whether there had been a breach of EFL regulation 24 by Huddersfield Town in their recent Sky Bet Championship match with Birmingham City.“The regulation states that clubs must play their ‘full strength’ side in all fixtures unless some satisfactory reason is given.“The board closely examined the observations put forward by the club and a decision was taken to not bring a disciplinary charge against the club.“The EFL board accepts that clubs’ primary obligation will always be to themselves, however, there is a significant concern that by adopting this approach it could have a detrimental effect on the competitiveness and reputation of the League competition.“Having considered all matters, there is no doubt in the board’s mind that Huddersfield Town could have fielded a ‘stronger’ team, but in the absence of a full and detailed definition of what constitutes ‘full strength’, there was sufficient scope for the club to make a significant number of changes to its starting line-up.“As a result of Huddersfield’s interpretation of the current regulation, the board has requested the EFL executive to consider amendments to ensure that the actions of any individual club cannot be seen to negatively impact the credibility and public perception of the competition.“Proposed revisions will be discussed with all 72 member clubs at the EFL AGM in June.”Huddersfield head coach David Wagner, who has regularly rotated his squad this season, made wholesale changes to his line-up for the trip to Birmingham, four days after his side had guaranteed a top-six finish with victory at Wolves.Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham finished the season two points clear of the relegation zone.The Terriers booked their place in next Monday’s Championship play-off final at Wembley by beating Sheffield Wednesday 4-3 on penalties last week in the semi-finals. 1last_img read more

Picking a Brazil team using the best Premier League players

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal NEW ERA How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 2 highlights silverware How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Football news Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener GOALKEEPEREderson may not be Brazil’s no.1, but he’s a bloody good goalkeeper who is the main man between the sticks for the champions of England.DEFENCEFabinho is capable of playing in defence, while Kenedy and Danilo can bomb up and down the flanks to pose problems for the opposition.MIDFIELDThat’s an industrious midfield, balanced with skill. Granted, it can be argued Fred should be in Fernandinho’s position, but this is’s fantasy team and we can pick who we like. And anyway, Fred has been seen charging forward in attack, too.ATTACKRoberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and Lucas Moura will bring the goals. Of that, there is no question. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact RANKED A Premier League XI full of Brazilian players Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY ALTERED possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade There’s a growing community of Brazilian footballers in the Premier League. And good ones, too.Here, looks at an XI. gameday last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital has commenced a new vascular service which will treat patients with venous conditions on an out-patient and day case basis.From this month patients from the Donegal area have been attending varicose vein clinics in Letterkenny General Hospital.The new vascular service is a cross border health initiative, with Mr Zola Mzimba, Consultant Vascular Surgeon with the Western Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, providing regular out-patient clinics and also day surgery at the hospital. Funding for the new vascular service was secured from the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme by Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), the cross border health and social care partnership.Welcoming the benefits this new service is bringing to patients in the HSE West area, Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital said: “We are delighted to be working in close partnership with our near neighbours in the Western Trust so that we can offer our patients access to more high quality services in their local hospital.“We have been able to use this welcome additional EU investment to further reduce our vascular waiting lists by utilising the expertise of well-established services, next door to us, in the Western Trust.  Feedback from patients has been very positive.”Commenting, Zola Mzimba, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Western Trust highlighted the feedback he is receiving from patients, said: “We are using the latest technology to treat varicose veins, using methods that reduce pain, length of stay and the recuperation time postoperatively at Letterkenny General Hospital. “Patients are delighted to be able to access local surgical treatment closer to where they live, which is more convenient and reduces travel times.”Photograph captionMargaret Brennan (3rd from left) from Creeslough in Co. Donegal who was the first patient to receive surgery through the new vascular service provided at Letterkenny General Hospital. Pictured (left to right): Zola Mzimba, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Western Trust; Joan Frisby, Clinical Nurse Manager, Day Services, Letterkenny General Hospital; Margaret Brennan, patient; Michelle Kavanagh, Staff Nurse and Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital HEALTH: NEW VASCULAR SERVICE STARTS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: June 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CreesloughHEALTH: NEW VASCULAR SERVICE STARTS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITALlast_img read more