PKL-6: U Mumba crush Dabang Delhi 39-23

first_imgPune, Nov 24 (IANS) It was a sold team effort which saw U Mumba notching a comfortable 39-23 win over Dabang Delhi in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 6 match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Saturday.Siddharth Desai and Rohit Baliyan combined to score 17 raid points whereas Fazel Atrachali and Surender chipped in with 8 tackle points to lead U Mumba to a win.Chandran Ranjit was the lone performer for Dabang Delhi as he ended up with seven raid points while Naveen Kumar scored four points.U Mumba are now back on the top of the table in Zone A with 62 points from 16 matches while Dabang Delhi are fourth in the table with 33 points from 12 matches.U Mumba sent Meraj Sheykh to the bench in the 2nd minute to lead 2-1. Naveen started off brightly for Dabang Delhi as he got a couple of raid points. It was 3-3 after three minutes with both teams keen to snatch an early lead.U Mumba got ahead with a couple of raid and tackle points to lead 8-5 after 11 minutes. Siddharth got into the act and hit a couple of successful raidswhich led to an all out being inflicted on Dabang Delhi. U Mumba led 14-6 after the all out and Dabang Delhi were staring at falling behind even further. At the end of the first half, U Mumba led 15-8 and were looking on course to a comfortable win.U Mumba started the second half by inflicting another all out in the 24th minute to lead 23-9. Dabang Delhi were looking short of ideas as boththeir raiders and defenders were struggling.Chandran Ranjit got a raid point as Dabang Delhi hit double figures. The Delhi defence sent back Siddharth to the bench and scored their second tackle point to trail 11-24. But with Siddharth looking in fine form and U Mumba’s defence working in tandem there was no way for a comeback for Delhi.U Mumba were in in cruise control mode for the last 10 minutes of the match and emerged comfortable winners.–IANSajb/tri/vmadvertisementlast_img read more

Public-Private Partnership for the Construction of Housing for Health Workers

first_img Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says a public/private partnership proposal, is being examined for the construction of accommodations for healthcare professionals at certain locations.Dr. Tufton explained that such an arrangement will require the injection of funds from an investor to develop the housing facilities.“So we would secure private participation in the financing and building of the accommodations with a long-term financing arrangement that would see the lease payments by the tenants occupying the facility,” he said.The Health Minister was speaking with JIS NEWS, ahead of a tour at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, on June 16.Dr. Tufton pointed out that he will begin examination of the proposal in the coming weeks.He noted that the St. Thomas-based Hospital, with its 26-acres of land, is an ideal location that could benefit from this arrangement, in addition to other areas, “as housing is a big issue for healthcare professionals”.The sentiment was also shared by Senior Medical Officer (SMO) for the facility, Dr. Cecil Batchelor, who said staff members were lost periodically due to the absence of housing.“I have 16 doctors and of that number, I think 13 of them live in Kingston. Whenever we have a disaster pending, such as a hurricane, I have to find ways of housing them so that I have enough doctors in case we get cut-off because we do from time-to-time. So housing is very important,” he said.Meanwhile, addressing other issues, Dr. Tufton said he would be examining the needs of the hospital for more incubators for newborns as well as the reasons for the delay in completion in the expansion of the accident and emergency building.The expansion project is said to cost approximately $143million.In an update on the construction of the new 220-bed western hospital for children and adolescents, on the grounds of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James, Dr. Tufton said he expects ground to be broken before the end of the current financial year.He said a team from China is in the island for four weeks examining plans and designs for the hospital’s construction.He also informed that work will commence this year to upgrade Type B hospitals to Type A. Among them include: St. Ann’s Bay Hospital, Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine and the Mandeville Regional Hospital.Type A facilities provide comprehensive secondary and tertiary health care services and are the final referral points for public and private hospitals.Situated in the larger urban centres, Type B hospitals provide primary and secondary care services, including inpatient and outpatient services in general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, and anaesthetics. X-ray and laboratory services are usually available.While on the tour of the 62 year-old St. Thomas facility, Dr. Tufton visited the laboratory, accident and emergency section under development, the x-ray and paediatric departments, kitchen and male and female wards, among other areas. Dr. Tufton explained that such an arrangement will require the injection of funds from an investor to develop the housing facilities. Story Highlights “So we would secure private participation in the financing and building of the accommodations with a long-term financing arrangement that would see the lease payments by the tenants occupying the facility,” Dr. Tufton said. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says a public/private partnership proposal, is being examined for the construction of accommodations for healthcare professionals at certain locations. last_img read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Starts Digital Vessel Ops

first_imgzoom Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports has launched its digital Vessel Management System which enables automation of all vessel management processes and services through the Port Community System, Maqta Gateway. Through the new system, all vessel arriving at any of Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports will be able to process the needed formalities and exchange unified digital information with the Port Community.Services covered by the system include vessel registration, voyage declaration, vessel call requests, as well as requesting port clearance, marine services and berth shifting.According to Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, the Vessel Management System will play an integral role in streamlining and facilitating the import and export activities at Abu Dhabi’s ports.“Maqta Gateway’s Port Community System is transforming the logistics supply chain and is enhancing the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi’s maritime and trade industry,” Noura Al Dhaheri, General Manager of Maqta Gateway, said.Shipping agents representing vessels operating in Khalifa Port, Musaffah Port, Zayed Port and the Free Ports have concluded the vessel management training module conducted by the Maqta Gateway team in September, ahead of its full implementation this month.,Shipping agents representing vessels operating in Khalifa Port, Musaffah Port, Zayed Port and the Free Ports have concluded the vessel management training module conducted by the Maqta Gateway team in September, ahead of its full implementation this month.last_img read more