GPHC probes allegations of mistreatment of nurse

first_imgIn light of a recent post on social media that senior officials at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were mistreating staff, with the most recent being a nurse who had been undergoing her monthly cycle while on duty, the health facility has launched an investigation into the allegations.Georgetown Public Hospital CorporationThe GPHC in a release on its Facebook page explained that the recent allegations on social media of mistreatment are being investigated and the appropriate actions will be taken.According to the statement, “The Board and Administration of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) note the recent circulation on social media of posts by members of staff relating to allegations of mistreatment by their supervisors”.“The GPHC has established mechanisms accessible to all staff for making complaints, conducting investigations and providing appropriate redress.“At approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019, a matter allegedly involving [a] nursing assistant and some senior nursing personnel was brought to the attention of the Administration, and an investigation was instantly initiated,” the statement said.“The general public is hereby assured that the allegations are being investigated and the appropriate action(s) will be taken in a timely manner.”In closing, the statement stated that “The GPHC wishes to guarantee the public that it condemns all forms of misconduct and misuse of authority, and the Corporation remains committed to maintaining a healthy and productive work environment for all staff”.Since the recent revelation, more nurses from the said hospital have been publicising other horrible experiences.However, in the post the nurse claimed that after working a night shift, she was instructed to attend an early morning meeting with the male Director, however, she requested to go home and attend to herself first, since she was menstruating.According to the nurse, the request was refused in the presence of other supervisors in a room where the meeting was supposedly taking place and the Director then insisted that sanitary napkins be brought to her to tidy up at work.To make matters worse, the nurse claimed that the sanitary napkins were brought to her and she was then instructed to go to the washroom in the presence of a female supervisor and have the inspection done.According to the post, as the nurse was about to change into the napkins, the senior nurse pulled her underwear and inspected to ensure she was indeed menstruating.The nurse stated that she was humiliated, since her entire pride was striped at that moment. She further alleged that after visiting higher authorities at the Corporation, she is disappointed because the matter is not being taken seriously.last_img read more

Warriors scout prospective No. 1 draft pick, who is ruled ineligible by the NCAA

first_imgWit and wisdom from Grandma Part II:Grandma said that when she met Grandpa, it was love at first sight. So dumbstruck was Grandpa that Grandma told him, “When your eyes get full, use your pockets.”Here’s hoping the Warriors brass who embarked Tuesday on a roadie to scout James Wiseman in Portland packed their pockets. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Wiseman? He is a 7-1, 240-pound center, a specimen and a half who is the …last_img

Mma’ Mary is a leading light

first_imgMary Raletoone is a firm believer in a community coming together to helt itself. (Image: Mary Facebook)How does a woman in a disadvantaged area provide opportunities to over 500 people?Social entrepreneur Mary Raletooane, known locally as Mma’ Mary, has accomplished some amazing things with her business, Itekeng Basadi Setsoto.Her garden projects, river-cleaning and sewing business has created work and employment for more than 500 people.“The biggest thing I learned is that if we are together we can do more,” she told Redbull Amaphiko. “Just come forward and share what you’re thinking with other people so that we can have a better life.”She also runs a centre for disabled children, which has dispelled local superstitions about being disabled. “They thought it was a curse,” she said.Raletooane went door to door, talking to residents, to bring greater awareness and understanding of the issue to people.Watch as she explains her work and its impact on her community:PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

7% of U.S. Consumers “Very Likely” to Buy an iPad

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology About half of all iPad owners read newspapers on their tablets and more than a third read magazines. For other e-readers, these numbers hover slightly above 10%. This low number doesn’t come as a surprise, as these devices were clearly designed as e-book readers and don’t offer a convenient way to read newspapers on the Web. Even on these devices, however, the number of people who use them to read newspaper and magazines has almost doubled in the last few months. frederic lardinois Tags:#Apple#mobile#Statistics#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement According to ChangeWave, iPad owners mostly use their devices to surf the Web (83%), check email (71%) and use apps from the app store (56%). About a third of iPad owners use their tablets to read e-books. According to some analysts, Apple is now selling more iPads than Macs. Judging from the latest survey data from ChangeWave Research, the demand for Apple’s tablets in the U.S. will only continue to grow. About 7% of all respondents to ChangeWave’s survey said that they were “very likely” to buy an iPad and another 13% said that they were “somewhat likely” to buy one. The large majority of iPad owners said that they were “very satisfied” with their purchase, though about 11% cited the lack of Flash-support as their biggest gripe against the iPad. Focus: E-Books, Newspaper and MagazinesAmong those respondents who already owned an e-reader, the Kindle is still the most popular device (62%). After just a few weeks on the market, however, the iPad already registered a 16% share in this survey, which puts it far ahead of the Sony Reader family and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.A lot has been written about how the advent of e-readers, the iPad and similar tablets will change the magazine and newspaper industry. While the exact extent of the iPad’s influence on these industries still isn’t clear, it’s worth noting that iPad owners are far more likely to use their tablets to read newspapers and magazines than those who own any other kind of e-reader. last_img read more

Maharashtra tops in justice delivery

first_imgMaharashtra has topped the list of 18 large-medium States in the overall first-ever ranking of Indian States on justice delivery, followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Haryana. In this category, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are at the bottom, while among the list of seven smaller States, Goa leads the group.This is according to the India Justice Report 2019, released on Thursday by the Tata Trusts in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, among others.Public dataThe report has been prepared based on publicly available data of different government entities on the four pillars of justice delivery — police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid.Releasing the report, Justice (Retd.) Madan B. Lokur called it a pioneering study and said: “The findings establish beyond doubt very serious lacunae in our justice delivery system. It is an excellent effort to mainstream the issues concerning our justice system, which in fact affect every aspect of society, governance and the economy.” He added that judiciary and the government should take note of the significant findings, and the States too should act to urgently plug the gaps in the management of the police, prisons, forensics, justice delivery, provision of legal aid, and the filling up of vacancies.The report highlights the fact that even the best performing States scored less than 60% in their performance on capacity across the police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid.The country has about 18,200 judges with about 23% sanctioned posts vacant, notes the report, adding that women are poorly represented in these pillars, constituting just 7% of the police.“Prisons are over-occupied at 114%, where 68% are undertrials awaiting investigation, inquiry or trial. Regarding budgets, most States are not able to fully utilise the funds given to them by the Centre, while the increase in spending on the police, prisons and judiciary does not keep pace with the overall increase in State expenditure,” the report said.Budget constraintsIt added that some pillars also remain affected by low budgets. For instance, India’s per capita spend on free legal aid is 75 paise per annum, the report said.The report looked at data indicators from the four pillars, covering themes like infrastructure, human resources, diversity (gender, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class), budgets, workload and trends over the last five years.‘Grim picture’“Collectively, the data paints a grim picture. It highlights that each individual sub-system is starved for budgets, manpower and infrastructure; no State is fully compliant with the standards it has set for itself. Governments are content to create ad hoc and patchwork remedies to cure deeply embedded systemic failures. Inevitably, the burden of all this falls on the public,’’ noted Maja Daruwala, chief editor, India Justice Report.last_img read more

Compton looking for player who can match up with Fajardo, Slaughter

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first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “The biggest position in need is someone to match up with June Mar and Greg. It’s really a challenge, like you look at Ginebra in the Finals right now, look at their length,” he said.That’s why Compton is desperately wishing for a miracle that against all odds, the four teams ahead of Alaska will surprisingly shy away from tabbing Standhardinger in this draft which will let the Aces swoop the Fil-German forward in.“If he drops to five, I’m hoping. If people are gonna pass up on him and he drops to five, yes, we will be open to taking him,” the affable bench tactician said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Danny Kingad: student by day, fighter by night QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Alaska coach Alex Compton. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlaska coach Alex Compton knows that with his team picking fifth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, he has no choice but to wait for the proceedings to pan out.“This draft already has its top five players and I don’t think there’s a lot of surprises for us. I think there’s some good talent in the draft, so we’ll just have to wait,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena are the consensus 1-2 picks in the annual rookie selection, which leaves bluechip recruits Jeron Teng, Raymar Jose, and Jason Perkins for picks three to five, the last of those expectedly being the Aces’ man.Compton knows that he can’t go wrong with any of those five as he maintains the mentality of picking the best talent available at their spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, with Alaska desperate to get back to contending for titles, the American mentor said that getting a frontcourt player that can compete with the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter should be of high priority for teams who want to win a championship.“Most places where basketball is played, it’s the hardest to find a dominant big man. I heard there’s a pretty good one in the PBA who has won four straight MVPs,” said Compton, displaying his signature wit to the media once again. “Those guys don’t grow on trees. It would be nice if I could go to that tree and pick a June Mar, but that’s not what happens. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoREVEALED: Mbappe would’ve chosen Real Madrid if not for Bale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Mbappe would’ve chosen Real Madrid if not for Baleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG star Kylian Mbappe would be a Real Madrid player if not for Gareth Bale, it has been revealed.AS says Mbappe chose to move to PSG from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 over Real Madrid because of the presence of Bale.A fee beginning at €180m rising to €214m had been settled with Monaco, but Mbappe refused to go to Madrid as he couldn’t see a place for himself in then coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans.It’s suggested if Real president Florentino Perez had agreed to sell Bale to Manchester United would’ve seen Mbappe arrive in his place.But as a source stated: “But Mbappé preferred to go to Paris because Florentino did not want to part with Bale…” last_img read more

Alabama Football: Here’s Video Of Nick Saban’s Daughter Dancing As The Alabama Mascot At Her Wedding

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saturday night, Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, got married at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which, of course, is the ultimate dream for any Crimson Tide fan. The wedding was complete with a rendition of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and a number of other Alabama-themed activities for guests. But one takes the cake.Kristen Saban and her new husband, Adam Setas, danced with Alabama mascot heads. Yep, Saban danced with the Big Al headpiece on at her wedding. There was more than one, too. Check it out:Weird? A little. But if you’re going to go full Alabama at your wedding, this is how to do it.last_img read more

In what has become something of an annual traditio

first_imgIn what has become something of an annual tradition, Netflix has published its recommended list of TVs that provide the best experience of the streamer. For a set to receive the “Netflix Recommended TV” accreditation, the company says it must pass rigorous testing to “ensure great performance and easy access to Netflix and other services”.The company sets out seven criteria that it defines a good set by, with at least five required to get the accreditation. These criteria are: TV instant on; fast app launch; a dedicated Netflix button; easy Netflix icon access; background refreshing for the Netflix app; high-resolution Netflix interface; and, the latest version of Netflix.With that in mind, the following sets passed at least five of the criteria, therefore being deemed worth of Netflix recommendation:Panasonic VIERA:GX920 | GXW945 | GX942E | GXW904 | GXT936 | GXF937 | GXN938 | GXX939 | GXR900 | GXT886 | GXF887 | GXN888 | GXX889 | GXW804 | GXM835 | GX800E | GX810E | GX820E | GX830E | GX800B | GX820BSamsung:QLED 8K / QLED 4K / Premium UHD / Lifestyle TVsQ950R | Q90R | Q80R/Q85R | Q70R | Q60R | The Frame (2019) | The Serif (2019) | RU8000Sony Bravia:A9G/AG9 | X95G/XG95 | X85G/XG85last_img read more

11th World Stroke Congress examines high stroke impact in low and middleincome

first_imgHOT TOPIC: Less wealthy countries struggle to meet greater need with far fewer resourcesWhy are low-and middle-income countries so hard hit by stroke and what can be done about it? This vital question will be discussed today at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal with the presentation of an action plan by Dr. Mayowa Owolabi of Nigeria, who leads the Lancet Neurology Commission on Stroke in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.Related StoriesUse of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patientsMeasuring blood protein levels in diabetic patients to predict risk of strokeNew promising approach repairs system of blood vessels following stroke”Low- and middle-income countries bear over 80 per cent of the global burden of stroke, but have less than 20 per cent of the global resources to combat it,” said Dr. Owolabi.The aging population and the increases in risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes are driving up stroke rates. Strokes occur, on average, 15 years earlier in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Dr. Owolabi is championing a prevention and treatment action plan to reduce premature mortality from stroke by one-third by 2030 and fundamentally and substantially improve stroke services across the globe, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.HOT TOPIC: Building momentum to address sex differences in strokeWomen bear a greater burden of stroke than men and leading stroke experts will look at incidence and mortality rates, the impact of traditional risk factors on women versus men, the quality of care women receive compared to men, and international efforts in Europe and North America to address the challenges. “There’s no question that there is an urgent need for worldwide collaborations to develop better understanding about sex and gender differences in stroke incidence, presentation, prevention and treatments,” said Dr. Aleksandra Pikula, a stroke neurologist with expertise in stroke in young adults/women at the University Health Network in Toronto. “Only successful collaborations can improve care and recovery, especially for women, who have poorer functional outcomes and lower quality of life than men after stroke.”Source: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 22 2018WHAT: 11th World Stroke Congress brings together leading international stroke experts and an unparalleled scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care, recovery and rehabilitation in 100s of sessions and oral posters. Congress is attended by stroke professionals, researchers, policy makers, survivors and caregivers from around the world. #worldstroke2018WHERE: Montreal, Canada, Palais des CongrèsWHEN: October 17 – 20, 2018MEDIA OPPORTUNTIES: Stroke experts and people with lived experience of stroke will be available for interviews.TODAY’S CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTSLate-breaking trials Basilar artery occlusion Endovascular intervention versus Standard medical Treatment (BEST) Trial: Primary results of a multi-centre randomized controlled trial. The BEST trial, a Chinese-government funded multi-centre trial, compares the benefit of endovascular treatment (ET) to standard medical care. Presenters Dr. Raul Nogueira of Emory University and Dr. Xinfeng Liu of Nanjing University (China) will present the study, which found patients treated with ET achieved significantly better outcomes. (11:10 am, Hall B) Randomized controlled trial of the safety and efficacy of dabigatran etexilate vs. dose-adjusted warfarin in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (RE-SPECT CVT) (11:30 am, Hall B) EXtending the time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits – EXTEND (11:50 am, Hall B) Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation to augment collateral perfusion primary in acute ischemic stroke: Primary results of the IMPACT-24B pivotal trial (12:10 pm, Hall B)last_img read more

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