Two brothers are now nursing injuries about their bodies after they were attacked and brutally stabbed by a group of men at a wedding house at Waterloo Street, Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Saturday evening.The injured men are 31-year-old Khemraj Jodha and 36-year-old Jaggarnauth Jodha of Bath Settlement, WCB. According to reports, another brother of the two injured men had a misunderstanding with a man whom he claimed slapped him.He however called out to his brothers who confronted the accused, but they were greeted by four men armed with broken bottles. The younger brother sustained a stab wound to his neck while the other received several wounds about his body.The injured men were taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where they were treated and admitted.The matter was reported to the Police and several persons associated with the perpetrators were detained and questioned. Guyana Times understands that the Police have not received any tangible information that can lead to the arrest of the actual perpetrators.The Police have taken statements from the injured men and are continuing their investigations. Earlier in the year, Surendra Nauth, 29, of Lot 43 H and J Albion Front, Corentyne was stabbed to death during a wedding house brawl at Albion.It was reported that on the night of the stabbing, the now dead man and his brother-in-law were involved in an argument at Williamsburg, Corentyne, with a man who had allegedly slashed a tyre of their motor vehicle.During the argument, the suspect attacked the men with a knife, stabbing Nauth to his abdomen and inflicting a wound to another man. Following the incident, both men were rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where Nauth later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect, who was later arrested, had previous brushes with the law.
Well-known character Leon Duncan, called “Whistle”, who on numerous occasions was before the court of law on several charges, including murder, and who was shot recently by Police ranks following an alleged robbery, was on Wednesday granted bail for several armed robberies.Duncan, 28, of Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown and his alleged accomplice, 20-year-old Wayne Lawrence of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, both appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and were granted $150,000 bail each. However, they are still on remand for several other charges which are engaging the attention of the court.The duo are accused of robbing Shezeena Hoosein of $90,000 on August 25, 2018, on Hadfield Street, Stabroek, Georgetown while being armed and using violence in the course of the robbery.Information surrounding the robbery indicated that the duo were apprehended on Breda Street, Werk-en-Rust; however, Duncan was shot after he allegedly attempted to disarm one of the arresting officers.The men allegedly attacked Hoosein, a vendor, around 05:50h on August 25, 2018 gun-butting her to the face before taking off with her cash.Moreover, Duncan was additionally charged for robbing Nikel Pikerson of his $98,000 gold chain on July 14, 2018 at Second Street, Alberttown.Further, on April 15, 2018, he reportedly discharged a loaded firearm at the National Gymnasium – an incident for which he was also charged.And finally, he was slapped with a charge of assaulting two Peace Officers on August 25, 2018, who were at the time executing duties.Duncan’s lawyer, Keoma Griffith had told the court that his client was shot to his upper right thigh. He noted that he was not able to take care of himself. As such, he requested the granting of the defendant’s pre-trial liberty.The duo will return to court on October 24, 2018.
Job Vacancy: A Letterkenny-based business is recruiting for a Service/Workshop Manager with previous experience in the industry. We currently wish to recruit an experienced and dynamic Service Manager to join our team based in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in driving our business forward. Key duties and responsibilities to include:Ensuring maximum efficiency and profitability in the Service Department whilst providing a high level of customer satisfaction. Ensuring that all service, warranty and repair works are carried out to the highest standard at our on-site and off-site locations. Ensuring the effective management of all resources in the Service Department. Ensuring that Health Safety regulations are complied with and high standards of housekeeping and security are achieved and maintained within the workshop and surrounding areas. Maintaining excellent working relationships with our distributor and manufacturer. Maximising commercial opportunities for the Service Department. Contributing to the development of plans, policies and procedures as required to ensure the achievement of all tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Maintaining an effective control of costs in line with agreed objectives by regular examination and review of management accounts and budgets. Undertaking additional related responsibilities as required. Desirable experience and skills :Proven experience of running a successful service workshop (preferably using the software programme Autoview) is essential. Sound business acumen, and the capability to control costs and increase profits. Strong technical knowledge. Proven people management skills and leadership ability. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Desire to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction. Proven ability to work to high standards. Strong IT and administration skills. Ability to work calmly under pressure. Possess a full and valid driving license.Salary: Negotiable depending on experience with pay reviewsTo apply for this role, email your CV to email@example.com clearly stating in the subject line : Service Manager 401 Job Vacancy: Vehicle company seeks Service/Workshop Manager was last modified: August 31st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:jobService ManagerVacancy
Source:https://www.city.ac.uk/news/2018/june/new-screening-tool-could-help-diagnose-early-cognitive-decline-in-dementia-from-home Jun 21 2018An international team of scientists have developed a new way to screen for age-related cognitive decline at home using a test which asks people to detect sounds and flashes on their laptop or phone.Developed by researchers from Switzerland and the UK2, the study shows that the simple, cost-effective test may be used to help improve early diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and provide interventions as early as possible. This is particularly relevant given that MCI can develop into Alzheimer’s disease in 30 to 50 percent of people.The research, which included UK researchers Dr Trudi Edginton from City, University of London and Dr Alison Eardley from the University of Westminster, also sheds new light on our understanding of how the brains of older individuals process information from the different senses. The study is published in Scientific Reports.There are currently no diagnostic blood tests like those for diabetes for MCI, and instead the existing diagnosis involves lengthy neuropsychological assessments with tests of cognitive control and memory, along with questions about daily activities and mood. These costly tests require training, often take a lot of patient and clinician time, and can be impacted by factors such as the individual’s IQ, socio-economic status and even the testers themselves. As a result, with an aging global population, and an around 50 million people estimated to be living with dementia worldwide, there is an urgent need for such a test.As part of the study, the 123 participants were simply asked to press a button whenever they saw a flash of light or heard a sound. At times, the flashes or sounds were presented alone, but at other times the two appeared simultaneously. The participants included 51 healthy young adults, 49 healthy older adults and 23 older MCI adults.The researchers, who were led by Professor Micah Murray from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, then extracted two measures about each person’s performance: 1) whether they were faster at detecting flashes or sound, and 2) the extent to which they benefited from detecting an auditory-visual event versus either flashes or sounds. Dr Paul Matusz from the University of Lausanne explained that by using just these two measures, the team could accurately tell if a person was diagnosed with MCI using standard clinical tests.Related StoriesCaregiver depression linked to increased emergency department visits for patients with dementiaUse of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patientsDementia patients hospitalized and involved in transitional care at higher ratesProfessor Murray, Professor of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences at the University Hospital Centre and University of Lausanne, said:”We are particularly excited about this work because it shows how very simple tests can help clinical practice by reaching a wider population, at a lower cost. We are happy that our findings clarify the link between our vision and hearing and their role in supporting memory (dys-)function; it becomes increasingly clear that how preserved our cognitive skills are as we age depends on how intact our senses are. This importantly extends our similar existing findings in school-age children.”Dr Alison Eardley, a psychologist at the University of Westminster (London, UK), explained the impetus for the study:”The current tools used for assessing abnormal aging are by no means unanimously supported or even sufficient on their own. Not a single existing assessment instrument currently provides an unequivocal diagnosis. The choice of the primary diagnostic tool itself continues to be a topic of a heated debate.”Dr Trudi Edginton, a cognitive neuroscientist and clinical psychologist at City, University of London (London, UK), said:”Our findings open the exciting possibility that a simple perceptual task could be a valuable complementary screening and assessment tool for MCI. However, the test we introduced should not yet be considered as a substitute or replacement for tests currently used in clinical practice.The team is now designing new ways to validate this new screening tool and exploring the role of neurotransmitter systems in age-related and pathological changes in sensory and cognitive functions to inform early diagnosis and potential treatment options.”