Father seeks answers for teenage son’s death

first_imgThe father of 14-year-old Rabindra Khagaram, who died after being treated for an ankle pain on July 21 at the Suddie Public Hospital said: “I will not rest until justice is being served”.Dead: Rabindra KhagaramIn an interview with Guyana Times, the angry father said he will not have closure of his son’s death until someone is held responsible.The now dead teen was a promising student at the Anna Regina Multilateral School but his life was snuffed out by a group of incompetent health workers at the Suddie Hospital.The father recalled that his son was taken to the medical facility twice on Sunday, July 21 – the day he celebrated his 14th birthday and was seen by two doctors. On his first visit, he was crying out for severe pain in his ankle. A blood test was done as well as an X-ray after which he was given some tablets and injections. He was then sent home.Upon his return home, the teen went to bed but soon after he developed a breathing problem. Without any hesitation, he was rushed back to the hospital where he was seen by another doctor who gave him another injection and sent him home again.The father further explained that his son went back to his bed but as his mother went to check on him at about 02:00h the following morning, she discovered that his body was cold and he was not responding. As such, for the third time, the child was taken back to the medical facility in an unconscious state.After a few hours, the parents received the devastating news. The teen was laid to rest after an autopsy proved that he died as a result of septic shock. Now, the father is of the belief that his son was killed due to incompetence“Why the doctors didn’t admit my son in the first place if they knew he had a serious infection which could cause him his life?”, he questioned.He is calling for a thorough investigation to be conducted into the real cause of his son’s death. He also thinks that the injections and tablets given to the child resulted in his son’s demise.The determined father told Guyana Times that “I don’t care if I have to sleep on the pavement in Georgetown, I will get justice for my son”. He is calling on the relevant authorities to look into the matter.Days after the young man’s death, Chairman of the Guyana Medical Council, Dr Navindranauth Rambarran related that if a report is made requesting an investigation, only then will the Council also become involved.“It has not been reported in that regard in the news. If someone, or when a complaint actually arises out of such an incident, the Medical Council can get involved. Any entity that has received the complaint, the institution itself can complain about it, the individual can complain and then by the law, the Medical Council can act on it in receipt of the complaint,” he had told Guyana Times.last_img read more

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Tembec Curtails Production in Chetwynd

first_imgThe combined effect of these outages will reduce pulp production by 38,575 tonnes. Tembec indicated that these decisions were in response to challenging market conditions and the need to manage capacity, inventory levels and working capital in a prudent and disciplined manner. Tembec has announced a series of coordinated production curtailments including curtailments in Chetwynd.The Chetwynd, BC operation will shut down from November 15 to December 1.  Tembec has also announced the following curtailments at it’s other operations in Canada:*the Temcell mill located in Temiscaming, Quebec will curtail production by shutting one line of production until November 30- Advertisement -*the Matane, Quebec mill from December 1 to the 27*the Skookumchuk, BC softwood Kraft mill will take a two-week shut beginning on November 9 and will resume production on November 22.*La Sarre and Taschereau sawmill complexes will be idled for a minimum of two months, commencing on November 14thAdvertisementlast_img read more

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No longer Blue: Tkachuk traded

first_imgTkachuk has 20 goals and 23assists for 43 points, second most on the Blues, in 61 games. He waived a no-trade clause. The St. Louis Blues traded forward Keith Tkachuk to the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday, getting forward Glen Metropolit, a first-round draft pick in 2007 and two other picks in return. It was the second trade for Atlanta in two days. The Thrashers acquired defenseman Alexei Zhitnik from the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night for former first-round draft pick Braydon Coburn. The Thrashers were sixth in the Eastern Conference with 72points, but four teams are within two points of them. St. Louis also gets a third-round pick in 2007, a second-round pick in 2008. If Atlanta re-signs Tkachuk the Blues will also get a first-round draft choice in 2008. The San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Craig Rivet from the Montreal Canadiens, finally adding a veteran defenseman to one of the NHL’s least experienced groups. San Jose traded defenseman Josh Gorges and its first-round draft pick this year for Rivet and a fifth-round selection in 2008. TENNIS: Tommy Haas successfully defended his title in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, beating Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2 in Memphis, Tenn. The 28-year-old German won his sixth straight final and 11th title overall, becoming only the second three-time winner here. center_img WINTER SPORTS: Marlies Schild won a World Cup women’s slalom in Sierra Nevada, Spain, to clinch the season discipline title with two races remaining. The Austrian, who has now won six of the seven slaloms this season, also moved atop the overall standings. Mario Matt of Austria won a men’s slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for his seventh World Cup victory. Americans Bode Miller and Jimmy Cochran were among a group of skiers who failed to finish the first run. Jasey Jay Anderson of Canada won the parallel event at a snowboard World Cup meet in Seoul, South Korea. In the women’s event, World Cup leader Doresia Krings finished first, with Fraenzi Kohli of Switzerland second and Russia’s Svetlana Boldikova third. Austria relied on a solid team effort to win the ski jumping large hill team title at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan. MOTOR SPORTS: Former Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon set a national elapsed time record en route to his 33rd career victory, highlighting a record-setting weekend at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. “Hot Rod” Fuller and Kurt Johnson also raced to Top Fuel and Pro Stock victories, respectively, in the Checker Schuck’s Kragen NHRA Nationals, the second of 23 events in the Countdown to the Championship. WRESTLING: Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner and two Utah men were rescued by a Lake Powell fisherman after surviving a small plane crash near Good Hope Bay in Utah on Saturday. Gardner was a passenger in the Cirrus SR 22 along with pilot Randy Brooks and his brother, Leslie Brooks, according to a news release from Becki Bronson, public information officer for Garfield County. The plane was flying low when it struck the water and all three men were able to get out of the plane before it sank. 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

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NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY OVER DONEGAL BURGLARIES – TD

first_imgFianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said that burglaries and thefts continue to be a major problem across Co Donegal, despite the good work of gardaí on Operation Liath.Responding to a story from Mayor Frank McBrearty on Donegal Daily on Tuesday the Donegal Deputy commented: “The Justice Minister has hailed Operation Liath a ‘success’. While the excellent work of the gardaí involved must be certainly commended, we are a long way off tackling the increased crime rates in Donegal communities.“The reality is that there continues to be a very serious problem with burglaries, thefts and vandalism in many communities across Donegal. Older people living alone are feeling more vulnerable than ever. Many have seen their neighbours or friends targeted by criminals and others have seen the reports of terrible incidents here over the past number months. And they are watching as their local garda resources are cut to the bone. “Donegal has lost five local garda stations so far this year. The garda fleet in this region is totally inadequate. There are major gaps in the garda force in Donegal. In the face of all of this, our local gardaí are going above and beyond the call of duty every single day, despite being constantly undermined by the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. In many cases these cuts are preventing them from doing their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible.“There is no time for complacency about the extent of the crime problem in Donegal. New figures released by the CSO this week show that nationally, the number of burglaries has increased by 17% over the past year, while robberies, hijackings and extortions have jumped by over a third. More worryingly, only 1 in 4 burglaries and 1 in 3 thefts are actually detected.“The gardaí must be supported in their continued efforts to tackle these criminals and keep our communities safe. Right now they are being undermined at every turn as Minister Shatter continues to dismantle the force. We need to protect our local garda resources, maintain our local garda stations, ensure a safe and efficient fleet and lift the ban on recruitment in the gardaí.”Cllr McBrearty had criticised a three month delay from Justice Minister Alan Shatter to a letter he sent him complaining about Garda management in the county.  NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY OVER DONEGAL BURGLARIES – TD was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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:NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY OVER DONEGAL BURGLARIES – TDlast_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL COMPANY OFFERING A TASTE OF THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY

first_imgWild Atlantic Way Adventures is a new company which has set up in Clonmany on the Inishowen Peninsula.The company hopes to combine education, outdoor pursuits and craic to make Donegal a must-see places for visitors.Simply click on the DonegalTV video to see a taste of what the centre has to offer. DDTV: DONEGAL COMPANY OFFERING A TASTE OF THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Wild Atlantic Way Adventureslast_img read more

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Council urged to find “long term” solution for digestate spreading in Grianan Estate

first_imgA local Donegal County Councillor has urged the local authority to find a long term solution for the spreading of digestate in Inishowen that took place over the summer to ensure it doesn’t happen again.The foul stench left hundreds of homes in the Grianan Estate in Burt affected by the smell, with schoolchildren being reportedly left sick and a family unable to bury a loved one in the area as a result.Residents and business owners filled Burt Hall in July in a public meeting to express their views over the issue.  Finn Valley company, Glenmore Estates, who attended the meeting, denied spreading chicken excrement, insisting it was what they described as digestate.Cllr Jack Murray said full commitment was needed to stop the spreading of the substance permanently in the future.He said: “There is a danger that this substance could be spread again in the future and that simply cannot be the case.“The company believe that pelleting would be a better option because that could potentially stop the smell, but I would ask the council to investigate the environmental effects that could have. “I would still question whether the substance would still be able to seep into the ground.“The spreading hasn’t taken place over the last couple of month but we need a commitment that it will not take place again in the long term.“It is not acceptable or fair on the residents and businesses in the area.”Council urged to find “long term” solution for digestate spreading in Grianan Estate was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Defense shines for Redwoods men in win; ‘Woods women fall short on the road

first_imgIsaac Puzz scored 20 points off the bench to lead College of the Redwoods men’s basketball to a 68-57 win over Napa Valley College, Thursday night on the road in Napa.Puzz saw increased minutes Thursday night due to the absence of E.J.Jackson, who is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.Thomas Nelson added 14 points in the win for Redwoods (5-2) while Drew Gillette finished with 11 and Donald Willis, 10.Defensively Redwoods had one of its finest outings of the season, holding Napa to 57 …last_img read more

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Soggy conditions are slowing planting progress around the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeremy Goyings, Paulding Co.I am actually in a sprayer right now spraying a field we just got done planting. There is some drizzle moving in so I think we will be done for a little while anyway.We got about a third of the corn in prior to today. We hadn’t run for about a week and a half there until last night when we fired up at midnight. We got 120 acres of corn in last night. We are just shy of about a third of our beans in.We are feeling pretty good about our progress. I was getting nervous when it got down to 40 degrees at night two or three days after we got it in the ground. The crops are waiting for some warm weather to explode, but they are still growing. We need some nice 70-degree days to get everything to pop at the same time. Everything is treated. I am sleeping well at night knowing the seed is treated. We are just waiting on some sunshine now.We do not have anything you can row yet. We planted the first corn on April 26 and 27 and those cold nights have been holding it down. I would say with as many cold nights as we had, there could be some uniformity issues. They are calling for low 70s here and a half-inch to an inch of rain in the next few days. That should be good for the stuff that is in the ground.I would say if we got two or three good drying days we could get back in. Close to Paulding we are a little ahead of the game but over by the Indiana line we are about on par with most of the neighbors.The wheat looks beautiful. It seems to have taken the nitrogen really well. It is nice and green and growing strong. I am optimistic about the wheat.For the rest of this weeks reports, click here.last_img read more

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Employers must use new 1-9 form

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As of Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use a new version of Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification of new hires. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revised Form I-9 last November and gave employers a short grace period for making the conversion to the new form, dated 11/14/16. The new form is available on the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.Employers will notice several improvements to the new I-9:The instructions are now separate from the form and include specific guidance on each section.The form is much more computer-friendly, with drop-down lists, calendars, on screen prompts and instructions for each field, a “start over” button and easy access to full instructions.The employer may now list more than one preparer and translator who assisted in completion of the form.In the first section, the employer must list only “other last names used” rather than “other names used.”A new “additional information” box provides space for the employer to note important information for the employer’s purposes such as additional documents presented, employee termination dates or form retention dates.Employers must complete a Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of every individual hired for employment. For more information, see our previous post on Form I-9, and visit the USCIS’s “I-9 Central” at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.last_img read more

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