Nagamootoo completes successful heart surgery

first_img…to recover in US before returning to GuyanaPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who underwent heart bypass surgery on Tuesday in a United States-based institution has pulled through his operation with expectations that he would make a full recovery.According to information contained in a medical bulletin from Minister of State Joseph Harmon, the prime minister’s surgery was a success.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife Sita Nagamootoo prior to the surgery“Prime Minister Nagamootoo is expected to make a full and complete recovery in the coming weeks, before returning to Guyana. Nagamootoo is resting and recovering with Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo, his children and other family members by his side,” the bulletin stated.It was reported on Monday that Nagamootoo required urgent heart bypass surgery. He had recently undergone a routine medical examination in Guyana, and it was revealed that he was suffering from heart-related issues. As such, he was advised to seek further medical intervention, and he brought forward a planned private visit to the United States. He was accompanied on this travel by his wife, Mrs Sita Nagamootoo, and other members of his family.In the Prime Minister’s absence, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge is acting in the capacity of prime minister.Overseas medical treatmentThe issue of Government officials seeking treatment overseas rather than at the Georgetown Public Hospital, (GPHC) or even local private hospitals has a long and contentious history.When in the Opposition, the coalition parties had heavily criticised members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for seeking medical treatment overseas, instead of utilising the national facilities.However, Government ministers have been flying to Ireland and other overseas territories in a bid to access medical treatment. It has also been disclosed that a health insurance policy has been prepared for Government officials.last_img read more

Louis van Gaal video mash up – boss hits out at fans and defends boring football!

first_img*DISCLAIMER: Like Man United’s performances under Louis van Gaal, this video is just a joke!last_img


first_imgTHE coalition Government is set to spend up to €200,000 in a legal action against Pearse Doherty – which he has already won, can reveal.The Fine Gael/Labour administration is continuing with a case taken by the Fianna Fail government when the Donegal South West TD took a High Court action to force last year’s by-election which Doherty won by a landslide.Mr Doherty has welcomed the commitment by Fine Gael Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to introduce legislation to guarantee that all by-elections would be held within six months. Deputy Doherty whose successful court challenge last year forced the previous Fianna Fáil Government to hold the long-awaited bye-election in Donegal South West called on the Government, in light of these new commitments to call off the “farcical” Supreme Court appeal on that case.Speaking from Leinster House Deputy Doherty said: “I welcome Minister Phil Hogan’s commitment to introduce legislation guaranteeing that all bye-elections are held within six months of the vacancy arising and I agree with his statements regarding “the farcical situation where political parties are forced to take High Court challenges to ensure bye-elections are held”.“That fact that I had to haul the then Fianna Fáil Government kicking and screaming to the courts in order to give the people a chance to exercise their right to vote was indeed farcical, but what is equally farcical is the fact that this new Fine Gael Government is further wasting taxpayers’ money by appealing this decision to the Supreme Court.“I would ask the Minister and the Government, in light of these new commitments to do the right thing and withdraw this appeal. It is a waste of money that in these times we simply can not afford.” Now we can reveal the Supreme Court case will cost taxpayers at least €200,000 at a time when the country is broke.A civil service source admitted: “The government can’t talk about saving money one minute and then wasting it like this the next.”REVEALED: GOVERNMENT STILL SPENDING FORTUNE IN CASE AGAINST PEARSE DOHERTY was last modified: May 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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


first_imgGarthSinn Féin is to put forward an emergency motion at Monday’s Dublin City Council meeting aimed at ensuring that all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead at Croke Park, it has emerged.The motion calls on city manager Owen Keegan to reverse a decision banning two of the concerts.Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams – a Brooks fan who sang part of one of his songs on newstalk radio – is among those who want all five shows to go ahead. Brooks will decide on Tuesday what to do – three gigs or none at all.“At this stage the five concerts should go ahead,” said Adams’ vice-president Mary Lou McDonald.“So our Councillors are bringing forward an emergency motion to Dublin City Council on Monday.“It will ask Mr Keegan to intervene. It will ask for the decision to be reversed, it will ask that the concerts will go ahead, most importantly it will ask that we do not sleepwalk ourselves into a situation like this [again] – and of course the rights of residents and local people have to be respected.”   SINN FEIN IN BID TO SAVE ALL 5 GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS was last modified: July 6th, 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:ConcertsCroke ParkdublinGarth Brooksgerry adamslast_img read more

NBA All-Stars: Who drafted Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson?

first_imgThe rumors turned out to be true: Stephen Curry will not play on the same team as Kevin Durant.Relax. Of course, we’re talking about the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, where the Warriors’ stars were split up Thursday night when the team rosters were picked by team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.Check back in a few months, after free agency begins in July, to find out whether Curry playing against Durant becomes the new reality or not.James was rumored to …last_img

Don’t Worry – Facebook is Not Going to Expose Your Private Messages to Search

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Facebook may someday open large amounts of user data in anonymous aggregate for machine analysis, to hunt for patterns and opportunities socially beneficial and otherwise. That data will be made available to developers, but it’s almost certain that consumer search engines won’t be able to use it unless in a limited way. Facebook is in no hurry at all to expose data in that way while it’s still trying to scale its plaform. Data in anonymous aggregate for machine analysis is different though, right?As is, searching public activity is good for search users (though many are skeptical), it’s good for search engines and it’s good for the social networks serving up the data. But is it good for social network users that don’t want their messages showing up in search results? That’s the wrong question to ask because that’s not going to happen. Your Facebook profile is private by default. Your messages and media can’t be seen by anyone but your friends. Some small number of users have chosen to change those settings, some even making everything they do on Facebook publicly visible to the whole world. Clearly some users would find programatic analysis of their activities anonymized and made available in builk to be a violation of privacy – but many more would not and are all ready wide-open. That group is probably made up mostly of self-promoters, marketers, overcompensating lonely people and other exhibitionists. (My profile is public, I fall under the self-promoter category, unfortunately.)Facebook would appreciate it if you would put yourself in this category, too. The company believes that sharing leads to understanding between people, empathy and progress towards world peace. Sharing also provides nice opportunities to advertise. Facebook wants to display lots of your information publicly, but it won’t shoot itself in the foot by breaking its promise to respect your privacy settings – whatever they may be. Is it strange that Facebook, now more populous than all but three nations in the world, has such a clear agenda to change the world’s culture? It is certainly something to be aware of. But Facebook is not going to make your private messages public. Microsoft announced this week that it has made a deal to include public updates from Facebook in its search engine Bing. Some Facebook users expressed concern that their private activities might be exposed to search. The real story is a little more complex. To put it simply: Facebook is not ever going to knowingly expose private activities on the site to public search. We can say that with as much assurance as we can say almost anything about the internet.None the less, Facebook has a clear agenda to convince you the user to willingly expose more information publicy by changing your privacy settings. Multiple Facebook execs have told us so when we asked point blank.Facebook believes that sharing is good for the world. It was founded on making sharing private and secure between friends – so you’d share more – but it hopes in time to make hundreds of millions of people more comfortable sharing publicly.Yesterday’s dueling announcements that Microsoft’s Bing will search both Twitter and Facebook and that Google will search Twitter made it clear that this kind of social information is thought to be a very valuable addition to search. The premise is that traditional web search, based on linking authority, is valuable – but some searches benefit greatly from displaying additional results prioritized by recency or social proxemity. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Sales Platitudes Kill Your Results

first_img“Now you must let the buyer control the process. You need to be helpful.”Add another platitude to the list of ideas about sales designed to make you feel good about selling, even though following the advice would be detrimental to your results–and the results of your prospective clients.A reader sent me a link to a blog post. The author wrote that selling has changed and that now: “You have to learn to let the buyer control the process.” The author wrote that your job is to be “helpful” as the buyer goes through their journey.There is nothing wrong with being helpful in a way that makes sense based on where your prospective buyer is in their journey. But the idea that you should allow them to control the process is a major mistake.The Buyer Controlling The Process Is An RFPWhen your buyer controls the process, it’s called a request for proposal.How do you feel about your chances to win when you receive a request for proposal? Your buyer is controlling the process. But that means limiting—or eliminating—communication. It also means your buyer compares your pricing with your competitors on a spreadsheet. And it also means that they value the efficiency of the process more than value making the right selection when it comes to choosing a partner (why else would you have limited questions and 90 minutes to present?).Your buyer doesn’t know what they don’t know.Your buyers don’t know that you need access to information to be able to create and deliver the best solution for them. Unless you ask for the commitment to provide you with that information.Your prospective clients also don’t know that you need access to different stakeholders within their company to build consensus around any solution–including yours. Unless you explain to them why you are asking to bring these stakeholders into the process.Your prospects don’t know that you need a meeting to review and refine your ideas and to ensure that everyone on their team gets what they need. They don’t know that the diagnosis needs to get to the strategic, root-cause issues if you’re going to help them as much as you are able.The Process Is Your JobYou have to ask for all the commitments you need to do the very best work you can for your dream clients.When you allow your buyer to control the process, they are doing so without knowing all they need to know to get what they need. Because you are not asking for the commitments, those commitments are not being gained, and you are not doing the work you should be doing for your dream client.If you care about people, you’ll have the uncomfortable conversations. If you care about helping them get the results that they need, you will first sell them on the process as to how they get those results. And that means explaining the commitments you need and getting agreement on those commitments.Professionals Sell the ProcessAmateurs avoid the uncomfortable conversations. Amateurs wait and allow the customer to lead. Professionals engage in the necessary conversations even when they’re uncomfortable. Professionals lead.You cannot be a trusted adviser without trust. And you cannot be a trusted adviser without advising your dream client. Allowing your buyer to control the process is an abdication of your responsibility.last_img read more

Rapists of minors to be given death penalty in Haryana

first_imgThe Haryana government on Tuesday decided to make more stringent existing criminal laws related to sexual offences against women and children. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday, decided to make amendments to Sections 376A, 376D, 354 and 354 D(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).“In case of rape or gang rape of a girl below 12 years of age, there will be a punishment of death or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years which may extend to imprisonment for life — that is for remainder period of person’s natural life,” said an official statement.According to the section introduced under 376AA of the IPC, whoever commits rape on a girl up to 12 years of age will be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for a term which will not be less than 14 years, but which may extend to imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life and will also be liable to fine.Common intentionAnother provision made under Section 376D A of IPC, where a girl up to 12 years of age is raped by one or more persons constituting a group or acting in furtherance of a common intention, each of those persons shall be deemed to have committed the offence of rape and will be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for a term which will not be less than 20 years, but which may extend to life which will mean imprisonment for the remainder of that person’s natural life, and with fine.Such a fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses and rehabilitation of the victim. Any fine imposed under this section will be paid to the victim, said the statement. Apart from this, the Cabinet decided that under Section 354 of the IPC, whoever assaults or uses criminal force on a woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which will not be less than two years but may extend up to seven years and shall also liable to fine.Tough on stalkingBesides, under section 354D (2) of the IPC, whoever commits the offence or stalking will be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also liable to fine; and be punished on a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which will not be less than three years, but may extend to seven years and will also be liable to fine, the Cabinet decided.last_img read more