NASSCORP Donates to ETUs

first_imgAs many more Ebola afflicted patients are now being discharged from the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) across the country, the management of the National Social Security Corporation (NASSCORP) yesterday made a huge donation to several ETU  centers in and around Monrovia.Last weekend’s donation was  part of the Corporation’s social responsibility to identify with institutions that are engaged in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).The NASSCORP management donated several bags of rice and other assorted items to the managements of the various ETUs in and around Monrovia, including the ELWA-ll and the one near the Island Clinic.NASSCORP’s Public Affairs Coordinator, David Q. Beekeh, who presented the first consignment of the items to the management of ELWA-ll treatment center, said those materials were part of the entity’s board of directors and management way of identifying with people that are being afflicted by the EVD as well as medical practitioners who are catering to them at the various ETUs.The donation by the NASSCORP coincided with this year’s Thanksgiving ceremony.  The Corporation thought the gesture was in line with one of her slogans, “Social Security Touches the Life of Everyone.”“Consignments presented during this Thanksgiving Day are part of what the Corporation started doing already since the outbreak commenced, thus signifying to our many customers and Liberians in general that our our determination to touch the lives of those afflicted by this devastating situation,” Mr. Beekeh declared.He presented the consignment to the manager of ELWA-ll ETU, Nathaniel K. DeVillie.The items are intended for the sick, so that they may eat and get well. He promised that the Corporation would bring more other items whenever the need arises. The NASSCORP management yesterday made similar donations to ETU authorities at  the Island Clinic on Bushrod Island.Items presented included nutrient-rich cartoons of biscuits, several 25 kg bags of rice, packages of canned food, juices and sacks of mineral water, etc.  ELWA Devillie’s expressed gratitude to NASSCORP on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) and the management of ELWA-ll for the gesture.According to him, the items represent some of the essential materials the ETU  managements needed to administer to the patients to fast-track their recovery processes, especially the water to replace lost fluids. Mr. Devillie has meanwhile disclosed that as of last  Wednesday, November 5, the center had discharged 19 patients, among them, women and children, as well as the elderly males.“The Ebola situation was getting better. This means we are getting better by reducing Ebola cases. He welcomed this development, he said, because  doctors and nurses themselves were all getting afraid, in the midst of the stigmas from the outside,” Mr. Devillie asserted as he beamed a smile.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Support Guyana’s participation in Silk Belt Road Initiative

first_imgDear Editor,I compliment the Chinese on their longstanding support of Guyana, and I believe the Government’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China within the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative is the dawn of a progressive new era of relations between the two nations.It is clear to me that Guyana needs to develop its infrastructure, especially roads and bridges that link the mineral-rich areas with the city, and we simply do not have the funds, expertise and experience to do this alone. It is good that Guyana can turn to a powerful friend like China to get help with key national development projects.What I like about China is that their support for Guyana has been consistent throughout the years, and has spanned many Government administrations. Space does not permit me to cover all their positive interventions, but off the top of my head, I can recall the valuable contributions of Chinese medical brigades to our health sector, and several donations of much-needed equipment to hospitals.I remember in 2013 China gave Guyana US$8.16 million in grant aid. That is a lot of money, and it has grown since then. I also recall, with respect and gratitude, how they helped us to acquire marine vessels for plying the Essequibo River between Parika and Supenaam. They also assisted with the construction of the Guyana International Conference Centre, and funded multiple scholarships and training and capacity-building in a wide variety of areas.Furthermore, they provided millions of dollars in equipment and vehicles for the Guyana Police Force.That is why I extend blessings and praises to the Chinese for making Guyana a partner in the billion-dollar Silk Road Initiative. I am pleased that the first funds are earmarked to upgrade the road from Linden to Lethem, which is often in a deplorable condition, with maintenance costs running into tens of millions of dollars annually.It makes good sense to me that, instead of constantly spending this kind of money in a losing battle to keep the road in good order, Guyana may be able to get funding to fix and strengthen the road by activating a solid relationship with China that is based on over four decades of goodwill and cooperation between our nations.Some countries are saying that partnering with China in the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative has left them up to their ears in debt. I do not see Guyana going along that route. My advice to Government is: instead of taking out loans, try to utilise the Build, Operate, Own and Transfer (BOOT) system for this project with China, and give the Chinese a 20-year reprieve on taxes.This would mean we would not become saddled with debt. After a few decades, the road will be transferred to the Government and people of Guyana. If we play our cards right, we will have millions of dollars in oil wealth pouring in, so by then we would be able to afford the maintenance costs.By giving my support to this project, I am not saying we should just accept any offer we get from the international donor community of powerful nations, who have their own agendas. I am saying that with our upcoming oil revenue, we will have greater capacity to meet our repayment commitments for essential development projects, so we can go after more external funding. We don’t know what the future holds, so we have to be cautious, but I believe that we can be optimistic about the returns from signing the Silk Belt Road Initiative with China. I believe that, concerning deals with international partners, we have learned a lot from tough lessons in the recent past to be able to assess and monitor a new project of this nature.I feel a sense of pride to know that Guyana, the first country in South America and the first English-speaking Caribbean country, is to sign such a treaty with China, because it shows that we have insight and vision. I believe both nations realise that it is in their interest to make this venture a showpiece for the world, and Guyana should press for funding of other important projects under this initiative.Kudos to Guyana and China for maintaining their mutually beneficial relationship, and securing the basis of an exciting way forward for the well-being of both nations.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Srlast_img read more

Flood victims fearful of future high tides

first_imgAftermath of flooding…persons still cleaning, assessing damages…urged to take precautions as more overtopping expectedSandbags and other barriers secured the doors of houses along the West Coast of Demerara which were battered from flooding this weekend as normalcy is yet to return to the lives of many affected persons.One resident cleaning the mosque after the floodwaters recededDrainage works being undertaken after the incidentPrevention for future overtoppingAs a matter of fact, the frequency of overtopping due to high tides has stirred fear among communities. As more high spring tides are expected, many are dreading how they will handle the situation.The waters were calmly receding on Monday when Guyana Times visited several areas, but many expressed that this would be short-lived, signalling that another high tide was upon them. At about 05:18h in the afternoon, they were warned that another flooding would occur.Those communities affected include Blankenburg, Hague, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Cornelia Ida, Anna Catherina, and Uitvlugt Oceanview. Since Saturday morning, the tides have been unforgiving to these coastal areas.This is the second major inundation to hit the communities in just over one year. Last March, breaches in the sea defence resulted in persons being relocated to shelters after their homes were severely flooded.Monday saw villagers on a cleanup spree, scrubbing and washing their yards that were stained with the ocean water. On other premises, furniture and other items stood outside to be dried.However, a mother of six, Jacqueline Henry said her biggest concern was that her children did not make it to school due to the situation. Many of their clothes and furniture in the bottom flat of their house was soaked from the overtopping Atlantic waves.“For the first day, we had it inside. Most of my children school stuff damage. Only the big ones them gone to school because I couldn’t find everything this morning,” Henry said.She recalled the March 2018 flooding, stating, “Last year, everything was gone. Everything. Me didn’t had nothing that save from last year. As soon as we hear the water coming, we put up everything and put them in order.”Meanwhile, Sankar Mangra said his livestock and plants suffered from the floodwaters. He stated that they are still awaiting compensation from last year’s flooding as little relief was provided this time around.“The first one was more serious. The whole thing break down and nobody didn’t come to look we. Them just promise and promise and nothing. The people who had the flood and danger didn’t get nothing. This time was two days and two night and nobody really didn’t come round. They just bring soap powder and bleach and we already use all out done,” the man recalled.While the water had retreated from his home, they were yet to clean the surroundings.This publication also caught up with Azeem Syad, who was constructing a concrete barricade to stop any future floodwaters from entering.“Everything damage up. Nobody come to do nothing. Look at this place. We just do some mason work just to block the water,” the affected man relayed.Many persons have assessed their losses to be in the millions. They continue to blame the poor drainage system – a problem which fails to irrigate properties during such unfortunate events.In one area at Uitvlugt, some excavation works were done for pipes to be installed. But residents have positively expressed that this will not control the issue entirely.PrecautionsDuring this time, the Public Health Ministry sent out a warning, urging persons to stay out of the water and keep food items safe. Water-borne diseases can be contracted through contact with these waters.The notice warned, “Direct contact with floodwaters can expose you to several germs that can lead to any of these diseases. Keep children especially out of the water as they are most at risk of contracting diseases. Avoid swimming in canals and trenches. During the rainy season and floods, these become contaminated by both human and animal faeces and can make you sick.”Protective gear should be used along with regular washing of feet after exiting the waters. If necessary, Vaseline or oil can be applied to form a barrier to protect from the dirty water.Adding to that, water poses as breeding grounds for mosquitoes which spread Zika, dengue and chikungunya virus. Fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly with clean water to prevent contamination.Instructions were given to turn off the main electrical outlet as well as equipment.“Protect against electric shock by turning off the main electrical switch and unplug all appliances and move them to safe areas of your homes if your home is at threat of flooding. If you suspect electrical wiring have been damaged in your home, turn off the main and have it checked by a qualified electrician before turning on back the power.”For any injuries, the West Demerara Regional Hospital, Leonora Hospital and other regional and district hospitals’ outpatient departments are all fully operational.The Public Infrastructure Ministry has said that there were no breaches in the defence structure but they are monitoring the situation. Officials predict that the spring tide will be in effect until October 2. (Rupa Seenaraine)last_img read more

Tottenham 2-1 Everton: Soldado ends drought to secure win

first_img1 Roberto Soldado celbrates his goal against Everton There was no sign of a Europa League hangover at White Hart Lane as Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal since March to earn Tottenham a 2-1 win against Everton.Both clubs had been involved in respective European games on Thursday night but neither side displayed any signs of fatigue in this fast paced encounter.A stunning Kevin Mirallas goal put the visitors in front, but Christian Eriksen and Soldado gave Spurs the lead at half-time.The game was only 14 minutes old when Mirallas found room to curl his shot into Hugo Lloris’ top corner from 20 yards out.Minutes later, though, Eriksen had pulled Spurs back into it, pouncing on Tim Howard’s fumble following a Harry Kane shot. It was a neat chip from the Dane, with manager Pochettino on his feet celebrating and urging the crowd to get behind the team.It was a blow to Everton, who could have been two goals ahead before Eriksen’s leveller with Romelu Lukaku through on goal shortly before Mirallas’ effort.Spurs grew in confidence as the half progressed, with Kane making a number of runs forward and Eriksen seeing his shot from 20 yards deflected narrowly wide.And to everyone’s relief it was Soldado who put Tottenham in the lead to end 593 minutes without a goal.A nicely threaded ball from Aaron Lennon saw the Spaniard drill the ball into the corner and raise the roof inside White Hart Lane.In the second half, Spurs appeared to be at ease and enjoying themselves, with Ryan Mason going close to a spectacular third goal just after the hour mark.In the final 20 minutes it was Everton’s turn to attack as Tottenham defended deep and good goalkeeping from Lloris stopped Seamus Coleman equalising.Soldado earned a standing ovation when he was replaced by Paulinho with ten minutes to go and in the final few minutes Kane saw his appeal for a penalty turned down.In the end it was a three vital points secured, level with sixth-placed Arsenal and two behind that elusive fourth spot – the best possible scenario heading to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Former Rangers hierarchal members arrested

first_imggetty images Craig Whyte had a controversial spell as owner of Rangers Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and ex-chief executive Charles Green have been arrested as part of an investigation into the “alleged fraudulent acquisition” of the club in 2012.Mr Green, 62, arrived at Livingston police station in West Lothian earlier today, where he was understood to have been interviewed by officers about his time at the Glasgow club.The businessman took control at the Ibrox club in 2012 after completing a purchase of Rangers’ assets and business after it went into administration and liquidation earlier that year. He stepped down as chief executive in 2013.Mr Whyte, 44, who took control of Rangers in 2011 before the club entered administration, attended a police station in Glasgow later in the day for questioning.A spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm a 44-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with an ongoing investigation into an alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers FC in 2012.“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”An earlier police statement said a 62-year-old man had been arrested and detained over the same investigation.A third man, understood to be former Rangers co-administrator David Whitehouse, was also arrested after being detained in England.Police said in a statement: “Following a Police Scotland operation on Tuesday, a 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers FC in 2012.“Around 6am officers from Police Scotland’s economic crime unit, assisted by officers from Cheshire, attended at an address in England and detained the 50-year-old man.“He has now been arrested and is presently detained in police custody.”All three men are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday.center_img 1last_img read more


first_imgBad Eddie today. Pic courtesy of Wild Atlantic GweedoreIT’S one of Donegal’s most iconic images – or at least it used to be.The boat, Bad Eddie, washed up on the beach at Magheraclogher in Gaoth Dobhair in the 1970s, is now a clump of ruined metal and wood.The wrecked vessel featured in a video for Clannad’s famous ‘In A Lifetime’ video in 1985. Bad Eddie may now have to be removed altogether, taking away an iconic if unintentional landmark on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.…and the way Bad Eddie used to beHEARTACHE AS FAMOUS GAOTH DOBHAIR SHIP NOW LIES IN RUINS was last modified: March 2nd, 2016 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:Bad EddieGaoth Dobhairlast_img read more

College roundup: CSUN boots UC Irvine in battle of unbeatens

first_img UC Irvine halved the deficit, Craig Ettinger scoring on an 88th-minute penalty kick after a hand ball. CSUN, unbeaten in its past six matches, improved to 8-2-3 overall and 4-0-1 in Big West play. The Matadors, ranked 23rd by Soccer America magazine, hold a two-point lead over UC Santa Barbara (3-0-2). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rossi broke the tie with his second goal of the season, finishing from a feed by Ferguson Agwu. His penalty kick followed a foul committed against star defender Sean Franklin, a U.S. under-20 national team veteran. The Anteaters fell to 6-4-3 overall and 3-1-1 in Big West action. Cal Lutheran 7, Caltech 0: Hiroki Sasamoto and Brady Wright scored two goals apiece and the Kingsmen (9-1-2, 8-1-1) outshot their guests 35-1, romping to a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference triumph at North Field in Thousand Oaks. Kay Bjerken, Chris Thompson and Jorge Tellez also scored for Cal Lutheran. Caltech fell to 0-12-1 overall and 0-10 in SCIAC play. Ryan Rossi scored two late goals, and Cal State Northridge’s men’s soccer team held on Tuesday for a 2-1 victory over visiting UC Irvine in a showdown of Big West Conference unbeatens at Matador Field. Rossi chipped the ball over Anteaters goalkeeper Ryan Mathy to break a scoreless tie in the 81st minute, then converted a penalty kick four minutes later for a 2-0 advantage. center_img Occidental 2, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2: Jeremiah Ray and Fran Taylor scored goals 22 seconds apart, and the Tigers earned a point with an overtime draw in an SCIAC match in Eagle Rock. Ray scored in the 15th minute and Taylor in the 16th as Occidental (3-8-3, 2-5-3) overcame an early deficit. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, coached by former Los Angeles Galaxy captain Dan Calichman, went ahead on Max Lipsett’s 14th minute penalty kick. AnGee Baldini scored in the 50th minute to pull CMS (5-8-2, 4-4-2) even. Azusa Pacific 2, The Master’s 0: Chris Batdorf and Sven Simon scored goals early in the second half, and APU (13-2, 6-1) held off the Mustangs (5-6-2, 2-4-1) for a Golden State Athletic Conference victory in Santa Clara. Batdorf scored in the 47th minute, firing home a rebound after Brandon Stirm’s shot struck the crossbar. Simon added a 52nd-minute goal. Azusa Pacific played with 10 men after Beau Hayden was red-carded in the 51st minute. The Master’s held 10-6 shot and 5-0 corner kick advantages. WOMEN’S SOCCER: MASTER’S TAKES APU TO OT Megan Cardin’s overtime goal lifted perennial NAIA women’s soccer powerhouse Azusa Pacific to a 1-0 Golden State Athletic Conference triumph over The Master’s in Santa Clarita. APU, which limited the Mustangs to three shots, remained unbeaten with the victory, improving to 11-0-3 overall and 4-0-3 in GSAC action. The Master’s, which withstood 13 APU shots, fell to 6-7-2 overall and 1-4-2 in GSAC play. Occidental 0, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0: The Tigers settled for a scoreless draw in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game in Claremont. MEN’S WATER POLO: CAL LUTHERAN FALLS TO 0-2 IN SCIAC A.J. Kotanjian and Erick Leon scored four goals apiece and Jack Zerbe added three as Whittier romped to an early lead and pulled away late for a 15-7 victory over Cal Lutheran in men’s water polo at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village. The Poets jumped to a 4-1 first quarter lead and scored six fourth-quarter goals to improve to 8-11 overall and 2-0 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. Cal Lutheran (6-12, 0-2) received three goals from Jared Clark and two from Wes Araluce. 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

Basins prevented worse damage

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Lower Sunset, the largest of the three, caught the most mud in the Country Club neighborhood this week and was about half full. It can hold up to 159,000 cubic yards of muck, officials said. Workers were draining the basin so they could bring in bulldozers, dump trucks and an excavator to begin scooping up the muck by today, Doudar said. Cleaning it will require running trucks back and forth between the Country Club neighborhood and a county-owned sediment drop in Sylmar. Doudar said the work would be run between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, except Sundays, and could be complete in three weeks. “We want to make room for subsequent storms,” he said. “I have an interest in cleaning it out as soon as possible. The unfortunate thing is that we may have to repeat this process several times over the course of the season.” As officials clean out the basin, some residents question whether officials could have been more prepared to prevent the flooding. It caused damage to cars, sheared a fire hydrant that cut water to up to 20 homes, led fire officials to order residents to remain inside their homes and forced the temporary closure of the road to traffic. “I’m happy they’re doing it,” said Diana Rios, a five-year Country Club resident. “But people lost their cars. People had damage to their garages. People had to boil water at the top of the hill. Why does it take almost a catastrophe to do what they’re supposed to do on an annual basis?” Officials say they had done their routine cleaning – an annual mowing of vegetation in the basins – that is allowed under permit by three agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees bodies of water in the U.S.; the state Regional Water Quality Control Board; and the state Fish and Game Department, which controls wildlife habitats. Under state law, officials can clean out debris basins only when they have become more than 25 percent full. But under emergency situations, like a wild fire, the Fish and Game Department relaxes the threshold to more than 5 percent filled, said Ronnie Glick, an environmental scientist for the Fish and Game Department. Glick said the county has notified him that it is in the process of cleaning out the basin, but he said the paperwork process could take a couple of weeks to complete. “I have received written notice from the county to clean out the debris,” he said. “But they have not filed the paperwork. I need the paperwork to be completely satisfied.” Lower Sunset is about 6 percent full, and Upper Sunset was less than 5 percent filled, Doudar said. Sunset-Deer hardly collected anything, Doudar said. It was an unnamed canyon that bypasses Upper Sunset that caused much of the mud to flood Country Club Drive, officials said. The problem was exacerbated because the canyon sits below an area that was recently scorched by a 1,045-acre wild fire. Officials said they were trying to figure out what to do about the small canyon. They said controlling its flow would be difficult because the canyon is steep and narrow. “We’ve put in all the debris basins that we can put in there,” said Melinda Barrett, a spokeswoman for the county Public Works Department. “Not even a smaller retaining wall could be built in the side canyon. Unfortunately there’s still a problem with Mother Nature here.” Burbank Public Works interim director Bonnie Teaford said the priority was to work with the county to get the basins cleaned up, and to clean up four other city-owned basins that didn’t affect Country Club. “Cleaning up the basins, that’s our focus right now,” she said. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – A week before a powerful thunderstorm left a canyon road a virtual river, Los Angeles County officials began the process of getting an emergency permit from the state Fish and Game Department to clean out a debris basin with the hope of preventing overflows as the rainy season rapidly approached. But officials hadn’t yet gotten around to cleaning it out when the thunderstorm came through, dropping 1.5 inches of rain onto hillsides recently denuded by a wild fire. Despite that, officials said, the basin and two others in the area worked as they were designed to and didn’t even get close to filling up. They blamed the flooding that swept up cars along Country Club Drive and sheared off a hydrant on a small unnamed canyon that acted as a mud chute. “If it wasn’t for these basins, the mud and debris would have caused serious damage to downstream properties,” said Phil Doudar, a Los Angeles County flood maintenance engineer who oversees the basins in the Country Club Drive area. “They are there to intercept mudflows.” Doudar was at Country Club Drive last week to assess how much mud and muck had collected in the county’s three basins, known as Upper Sunset, Lower Sunset and Sunset Canyon-Deer. last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: There are only 44 days until Christmas.That may excite some of you.It may also leave some of you rolling your eyes. Bah Humbug to you!Whether you like it or not, with Christmas also comes Christmas party season.Whether you are a man or a woman, you will always want to look your best when you meet for the seasonal gathering with your work colleagues.I am going to outline a few strategies below that may help you to shed a few lbs and leave you ready for the big night out in December. These are example programmes; if you want a more structured training program you can contact me through the link at the bottom of the page.I would strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.These are 2 different training varieties that I use with my personal training clients and I have found them to be very effective at shedding unwanted lbs.This is a beginner to intermediate training option. METABOLIC RESISTANCE TRAININGI liked M.R.T so much that I started a class of it when I worked for a leisure centre in Letterkenny.M.R.T is a form of circuit training where you will be training 3-4 of the major muscles together with little rest in between them.In my classes I used to do the exercises for time, but with clients I use reps so I can maximise their strength gains along with their fat burning. The way this will work is you will choose a weight that you can lift for each exercise between 12-15 times (reps). 
After your first exercise you will take between 15-20 seconds to change to the next exercise and then do the same for the last exercise.Once you have all 3 exercises completed you will rest for 60 seconds and then repeat for 2-3 more rounds.A1) Goblet squat 12-15 reps
A2) Dumbbell bent over row 12-15 reps
A3) Dumbbell Incline chest press 12-15 repsYou can put any 3-4 exercises together to make up an M.R.T workout, but try and choose exercises that work the larger muscle groups as this will maximise your calorie burn.This is an intermediate to advanced training option.DENSITY TRAININGI love Density training.
My clients, not so much! (They do really…)There are differing types of density training, but I will be showing you a timed version.The type that I like to use and that I will outline here is a 3 exercise mini circuit.You are going to select a weight that you could do for 10-12 reps for each exercise.You will only be doing between 4-6 reps on each exercise with these weights due to the time period and to prevent fatigue setting in too quickly.Set a timer for 6 mins, (that’s right, 6 mins) you will transition smoothly between each exercise with little to no rest until the 6 mins is up.A1) Dumbbell Reverse Lunge 4-6 reps
A2) Barbell Row 4-6 reps
A3) Dumbbell Chest Press 4-6repsOnce you have completed the full 6 mins, rest for 3-5 mins, increase the weight of each exercise by 10% and repeat for an additional 6 mins.This type of training is really taxing on the body, preferably you would have some training experience before attempting Density training, but it is a simple but effective method for burning fat quickly.Again, you can put any 2-3 exercises together to make up a Density Training session, as with the M.R.T training, try and choose exercises that will tax the larger muscles to maximise your calorie burn.These are two options that when used with the right nutrition plan can get you really great results and leave you looking great at the Christmas party.If you have any questions on either of these types of training or you would like a personalised training or nutrition plan for yourself drop me a comment through the link below.#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 9th, 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:CHristmasemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

SA to spend billions on hospital upgrades

first_img Engineers would provide strategic management of these massive projects, including developing norms and standards for clinics and big hospitals. Motsoaledi said that one of the problems that had led to deterioration in some state hospitals – Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in particular – was that the department had used doctors to manage infrastructure projects. “We will put massive investment – it will be more than what the country spent during the soccer World Cup,” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told reporters at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban on Monday. 29 September 2010 South Africa is to spend billions of rands on massive upgrades of five of the country’s major public hospitals, using the experience gained in building stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in implementing the projects. Motsoaledi said the government wanted to use the experience gained in building the 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums in implementing these projects. Task teams had been put in place to start planning the rebuilding projects at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in the Eastern Cape, Dr George Mukhari and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospitals in Gauteng, and the Limpopo Academic Hospital. In the case of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, renovation and expansion work began years ago and is far advanced. Located on the outskirts of Soweto, Johannesburg, the hospital is the biggest on the continent, covering 0.7km² and serving approximately 3.5-million people. Motsoaledi said the government had identified infrastructure development as key to transforming health care delivery in South Africa. “This was because of an honest introspection that informed us that we have not done much in the past 16 years,” he said. Hospitals had been chosen as flagship projects in fast-tracking infrastructure development in public health, in part because they provided referral services to mainly rural communities. Motsoaledi also warned that provinces that underspent on their infrastructure budgets would have them taken away. This was in light of a report showing that the provinces have been underspending on their infrastructure budgets over the past five years. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more