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  • Bulldogs JV Baseball Team Sweeps Cubs In DH

    first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV Baseball team was dominant in a Saturday doubleheader against Madison winning both games. The first game was a 13-0 shutout fueled by Lleyton Ratcliffe’s pitching performance on the mound. He struck out 4 Cubs along the way. The Bulldogs were led in hitting by Brayden Linkel and Alex Smith.The second game proved not to be a fluke as the route continued and the Bulldogs ran away with it by a final of 16-5. The Bulldogs rode the coattails of another solid pitching performance put in by Adam Cox, who threw a complete game allowing 3 runs on 5 hits but struck out a single game season high 10 batters. Lleyton Ratcliffe had a fame high 3 hits while Riley Zink and Casey Werner each had 3 runs batted in a piece including a 13 pitch 2 RBI at bat by Werner.The Bulldogs record goes to 8-3 on the season and they look to extend their winning streak as they take on conference opponent Rushville on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. at BHS.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer.last_img read more

  • Novak storms Paris

    first_img(Reuters)- Novak Djokovic recovered from a slow start as he continued his bid to retain the world number one ranking with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win over 14th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the Paris Masters third round on Thursday.The Serb, needing to reach the final to stay ahead of Andy Murray at the top of the rankings, set up a quarter-final clash with Croatia’s Marin Cilic who clinched one of the two remaining spots for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 7-6 (9) win over Belgian David Goffin.Djokovic, seeking a fifth title here, produced an under-par display. He had treatment on a knee problem in the second set but eventually subdued Dimitrov who grew frustrated as the match went on.Canadian fourth seed Milos Raonic beat Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 4-6 6-1 6-2 and next faces France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori.Unseeded American Jack Sock followed up his second-round win against Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem with a 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory against number 12 Richard Gasquet of France.After an early trade of breaks, Djokovic dropped serve again as Dimitrov moved 3-2 up with a backhand volley.A backhand winner down the line gave the Bulgarian the opening set but Djokovic reacted swiftly, opening a 3-0 lead in the second and levelling the match when his opponent served his sixth double fault.Brimming with confidence, the world number one went 3-0 ahead in the decider and did not look back.Earlier, ninth seed Cilic struggled to close out Goffin as he watched five match points go begging before finally bagging a pulsating second-set tiebreak.Eighth seeded Goffin had won all three of their previous meetings and was among the players in with a chance to claim one of the last two spots in the eight-man field at the World Finals in London.But it was the 2014 U.S. Open champion who refused to buckle under pressure.Djokovic, Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Raonic, Nishikori and Gael Monfils had already qualified for the Nov. 13-20 tournament.“That was the goal of the season for me, to reach the Tour Finals,” Cilic told a news conference.last_img read more

  • Irish team to train this morning in Wales

    first_imgCentre Jared Payne will be hoping that his bruised foot shows no signs of a set-back after returning to training yesterday, with head coach Joe Schmidt likely to use today’s work-out to finalise his likely starting side for this weekend’s battle at the Millennium Stadium.There’s more action on the pitch today at the Rugby World Cup.South Africa’s final game in Pool B is against the USA at the Olympic Stadium at 4:45 and the Springboks need to win if they’re to be assured of their place in the quarter-finals. Later tonight, Namibia and Georgia will go head-to-head in Pool C, with kick-off at Sandy Park in Exeter at 8pm.last_img read more

  • The Beginning and Growth of Modern Medicine in Liberia — The Book

    first_img…and the Founding of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Liberia.By Joseph N. Njoh, MDThe history of modern medicine (or scientific medicine or Western medicine) in Liberia is long, but the story told about it is very short. The history features early Liberian physicians who should be regarded as national heroes, who should be emulated, and for whom the nation should be eternally grateful.But, these days, they are hardly ever mentioned in discussions on national issues of importance. It is as if they never existed or have been completely forgotten, or as if the history of modern medicine in Liberia has been inadvertently amputated.Instead, countless stories have been told, and continue to be told (and I have heard some of them) about Liberian physicians, who graduated a little over seventy years ago, who are presented as pioneers in the medical profession in this country.That is a gross and unmitigated error, for nothing could be further from the truth. It is astonishing that this incorrect version of the nation’s history of modern medicine has persisted for so long. Consequently, we have failed to use this part of our proud history as one of the ways to inspire generations of our young, energetic, talented and determined students, especially young medical and nursing students, to aspire to attain lofty goals in their chosen fields.The truth that must be told, and that ought to be taught to the coming generations, is that some of the pioneers of the medical profession in Liberia practiced here around one hundred and seventy years ago, when Liberia as a new nation was in its infancy.That was the period before, and during the time, when Liberia declared her independence and became a republic. Those brave, intelligent and skilled men were also the pioneers of modern medicine in West Africa, perhaps in all of black Africa.Notable among those early Liberian physicians were: – Dr. Samuel Ford McGill (the first Liberian to graduate M.D. from a medical college, and the first black man to graduate M.D. from a medical college in the United States, 1839), Dr. Dempsey Rollo Fletcher (a former student of Dr. Samuel F. McGill and the 2nd Liberian to qualify with an M.D. degree, 1847), Dr. Henry Jenkins Roberts (1847, younger brother of His Excellency Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia), Dr. James Skivring Smith, Sr., (1848, later became the 6th President of Liberia), Dr. Charles Benjamin Dunbar (educator, farmer, entrepreneur and politician, 1853), Dr. John Naustedla Lewis (1st Liberian of indigenous origin to become a medical doctor, 1873), Dr. John Anthony Parm, Dr. Julius W. Y. David, Dr. Henry W. Dennis H’ne, Dr. John H. Roberts (son of Dr. Henry J. Roberts and nephew of ex-President J. J. Roberts), etc.They, and a few other medical doctors from Freetown, Sierra Leone and the Gold Coast, now Ghana (e.g. Dr. James Beale Africanus Horton, William B. Davies and Benjamin Quartey-Papafio), and Lagos, Nigeria, and South Africa (e.g. Drs. Nathaniel King, Obadiah Johnson, John K. Randle, O. Obasa, William A. Soga, John M. Nembula and William Alexander, the last was better known as Dr. Oguntola O. Sapara), were some of the earliest medical college-trained doctors with M.D. degrees who practiced commendably in Africa at a time when most of the continent was still embroiled in the infamous stave trade or just emerging from the long, dark period of the ravaging trade in human flesh.Unfortunately, with the passage of time, and the lack of proper documentation, these great Liberian men and women and their noble deeds were forgotten. “A man or woman without a knowledge of his or her past is like a tree without roots,” so often said Marcus Aurelius Garvey, the early 20th century Jamaican pan-Africanist and Back-to-Africa movement activist. It is sad that that forgotten past is a glorious one from which we as a people could, and should, derive much national pride and satisfaction.It is in this context that the new arrival in Monrovia of copies of a book, recently published (April 2018) and entitled “The Beginning and Growth of modern medicine in Liberia and the Founding of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Liberia,” carries a huge significance. It is the product of a long and painstaking research, and it will help to fill the gaping void left open for so many years by lack of information in this particular area of interest.The book traces the early history of modern medicine in Liberia, and the gradual evolution of the nation’s health care delivery system from its inchoate stage to what it is today – a highly organized nationwide health care delivery system. Within it, there is information about the early physicians and nurses, when and where they practiced, the nature of the health issues they grappled with (e.g. chronic diseases of general debility, nose bleeds, dropsy and anasarca, dysentery and diarrhea, intestinal worms, consumption, remittent and intermittent tropical fever, various ulcers, enlarged liver and spleen, etc.), the various treatments they administered, and the fate of the physicians themselves who worked under some of the hardest conditions.Also available is information about some of the nation’s earliest hospitals (St. Mark’s Hospital, Cape Palmas (1860) of the Protestant Episcopal Church – 1st hospital in Liberia; McKane’s Hospital and Training School, Monrovia (1895) of Dr. and Dr. (Mrs.) McKane – 1st hospital in Monrovia; Tubman National Hospital, later renamed James Jenkins Dossen Memorial Hospital, Cape Palmas; St. Timothy’s Hospital, Robertsport, Cape Mount County of the Protestant Episcopal Mission, the only hospital in existence in Liberia in early 20th century (1918); Phebe Hospital, Muhlenburg, Montserrado County of the American Lutheran Mission (1916); Holy Cross Hospital, Bolahun, Lofa County, of the Episcopal Mission of Holy Cross (1925); Carrie V. Dyer Memorial Hospital, Monrovia, of the Women Baptist Mission – 1st Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Liberia (1926);United Methodist Dispensary, later Methodist Hospital, Ganta, Nimba County (1926); Firestone Hospital, Harbel (1926); the Liberian Government Hospital, Monrovia – the 1st Government Hospital in Liberia (1927); etc.) – their founders, when and why they were founded, where they were located, and how they fared.Inside this volume is the account of how, with severely limited resources and a little help from foreign sources, there slowly evolved in Liberia what we know today as the Health Care Delivery System, a system of care that, for the first time, covers the whole country. Much credit in this area goes to the combination of President William V. S. Tubman and the health team in the National Public Health Service headed by Dr. Joseph Nagbe Togba, Sr., M.D., MPH, FAAPH, FWACP, from 1946 to 1960. They laid the solid foundation of today’s health care delivery system in the 1940s and 1950s.Liberia’s apex health institution, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia, is discussed in considerable detail – why it was founded, the long and delicate negotiations between officials of both the Liberian and U.S. Governments that preceded its construction, why Liberia’s National Medical Center was named in memory of the assassinated U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, the Medical Center’s impressive dedication ceremony in June 1971 led by late President William V. S. Tubman, (President Tubman unexpectedly died before the actual opening of the Center for services to the public) the eventual opening that took place in July 1971, just 4 days after the President’s death, leaving Tubman’s Vice President, the late President William R. Tolbert, Jr., to welcome the first patient into the Medical Center, and the beginning of clinical medical training for medical students for the first time on Liberian soil in August 1971.Some of the medical and nursing experts who worked at the Kennedy Medical Center in its earliest days (Drs. Joseph N. Togba, Sr., Public Health expert/Administrator, the Medical Center’s Executive Director, 1968-1972); Henry Nehemiah Cooper, Surgeon/Oncologist and 1st Chief Medical Officer, 1972-1980; Walter L. Brumskine, Surgeon/Urologist and 1st Head of Department of Surgery; Robert D. Patton, Internist/Cardiologist and 1st Head of Internal Medicine Department; Kate C. Bryant, Child Health expert and 1st Head of Department of Pediatrics; Archibald Johnson, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and 1st Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Abayomi O. Sobo, Radiotherapist/Oncologist and 1st Head of Radiotherapy Unit, Joseph Diggs, Radiologist and 1st Head of Radiology Department; J. C. Chiori and Rubell E. Brewer, 1st and 2nd Heads respectively of the Department of Pathology; Elder Thebaud, Psychiatrist and 1st Head of the Department of Psychiatry; Zolu D. Traub, Ophthalmologist and 1st Head of Ophthalmology Unit; Roger de Siebenthal, Orthopedic Surgeon and 1st Head of Orthopedics Unit; and Jacob Jones, Dentist and 1st Head of the Department of Dentistry; and the Heads of the Nursing teams – Mrs. Adeline Wesley, RN., Mrs. Theresa Caine, RN., Mrs. Sarah Mensah, RN., etc.) and the early medical and nursing students who trained there were also discussed. As the reader will find, some of those medical students of yesteryears are the medical experts of today in Liberia. Some are serving in important positions in the health care system of the country.Included is information about the founding of the various medical/paramedical nursing training institutions – the nursing schools (Phebe Hospital and Nurses Training School, Muhlenberg (1916); Liberian Government Hospital School of Nursing (1927); Carrie V. Dyer Nursing School, Monrovia (1929); Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts, Monrovia (1945); Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zorzor (1945); Winifred J. Harley School of Nursing, Ganta (1950); Phebe School of Nursing, Suacoco (1965); etc.), the medical college (formerly Monrovia-Torino College of Medicine, now A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine of the University of Liberia (1966), and the latest one, the postgraduate medical college in Monrovia (Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2013).The reader will find, within this book, why, when and how some of the important institutions within the nation’s Health Care System came into existence. Some of the institutions covered are the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) itself, the Liberian Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) and the Liberian Medical and Dental Association (LMDA). The MOH&SW, which began forming as the Bureau of Public Health and Sanitation in the 1930s, became the National Public Health Service (NPHS) of Liberia in the 1940s, Department of Health in the 1950s, and finally the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in the 1970s.It is the government’s headquarters on health matters, the nerve center of all health-related activities in the country, where virtually all the major policies and decisions on health matters originate. The Liberian Medical and Dental Association (LMDA), the professional body of all registered and practicing medical doctors and dentists in the country, came into existence in the mid-1960s. It co-ordinates doctors’ activities and it is where issues of interest or concern to doctors are discussed, decisions are made, and if necessary, actions are taken. The Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) began in 1927 as the Medical Board through the effort of the Hungarian physician, Dr. Rudolph G. Fuszek. It is the government’s office where physicians and dentists, who qualify from approved training institutions, are registered before they are allowed to practice in the country. It also registers medical clinics and hospitals, regulates and monitors the practice of medicine throughout the country in order to maintain an acceptable standard of medical practice.The history of modern medicine in Liberia is long and fascinating. It is now published and can no longer be ignored, denied or amputated. It is a story of a rich heritage. This book is a valuable source of very useful information about the past and the present of the Health Care System in Liberia. It is highly recommended to Liberian students and their teachers in particular.It is the hope that it will also be read and used by those interested in the evolution of modern medical care in West Africa and to those interested in research in the history of medicine in Africa. To Whom It May Concern June 22, 2018 RE: DR. DAIYABU ALHAJI IBRAHIM The bearer of this statement, Dr. Daiyabu Alhaji Ibrahim, is a Consultant Rheumatologist from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.Almost ten months ago, he joined the staff of the Department of Internal Medicine of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia. This is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Liberia. In addition to his other responsibilities, he has actively participated in the training and the examinations for both medical students and medical residents in this department. He has also been involved in the care of patients during his stay in this hospital.Dr. Ibrahim adapted easily to life in Liberia, following his arrival, and he has worked hard, in harmony, with the staff and trainees. The staff and patients of this department have benefited immensely from his involvement in the activities of this department. This report is, therefore, being written in appreciation of the contribution Dr. Ibrahim has made to patient care and to the advancement of undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in Liberia.Professor Joseph N. Njoh, M.D., FWACP, FRCP, FLCPS, KCHOAR Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia, Liberia; Department of Medicine, A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, University of Liberia, Monrovia; and Past Chairman, Faculty of Internal Medicine, Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Berbice welder mysteriously dies in interior

    first_img– PME to be conducted todayThe decomposed body believed to be that of 34-year-old Yogindra “Steve” Ramkarran of Number 72 Village, Berbice, was discovered lying near an old truck in Mahdia, Region Eight, on Thursday.34-year-old Yogindra “Steve” RamkarranEver since the discovery, his relatives have reportedly been unclear as to what led to his demise and are yet to see his remains.The now dead man’s sister, Somwattie, told Guyana Times on Sunday afternoon that although over three days have passed since receiving news of her brother’s death, she along with her other siblings are clueless about the circumstances surrounding his death.“I did not know anything wrong but one of my sisters called me on Thursday and said that she heard that Steve died. My husband called the sawmill where Steve was working and the owner told him that Steve died and that they are making preparation to bring out his body from the river. On Friday my husband called back and was told the same thing and we have not heard back anything until now.”However, the distraught woman stated that three of her brother’s colleagues visited her home on Friday and informed her family that Steve’s body was in a state of decomposition and could not be removed from the location where it was found.“They say that the body had to burn right there or bury right there but we did not see a picture with him to know if it is Steve. I don’t know what happened with Steve. The first call my sister gave me she told me Steve was in an accident with a truck but when my husband called the boss man he said like Steve had fight or maybe he had a few drinks since July 1st was holiday…I don’t know if he fight with anyone but I don’t know nothing.”The distraught sister lamented that the police ranks who are investigating the matter have not made contact with them.“My brother lived with both of us because he does not come out really for long maybe two or three weeks. My small sister is calling me from Cayenne. I cannot give her an answer because nobody is giving me an answer.”However, Commander of F Division (Interior locations), Kevin Adonis when contacted on the matter, explained that the body that had been discovered was already brought out of Mahdia and is awaiting a post-mortem.“The police cannot burn anybody or send ashes to any family. The owner of the camp assisted in bringing the man’s body out because he is also a relative. So the body supposed to already be at Lyken for PME tomorrow (Monday).”Meanwhile, according to a police source close to the investigation, the decomposed body was in a “terrible” state and it is believed that Ramkarran might have been ill, thus leading to his death.last_img read more

  • Supreme Court Decision Could Impact CFPB

    center_img CFPB cfpb acting director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau leandra english Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission Mick Mulvaney PHH v. CFPB Securities and Exchange Commission Supreme Court U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission 2018-01-16 David Wharton Sharelast_img

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