Theresa May emerges from Cabinet meeting insisting she will not agree a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’

first_imgTuesday 6 November 2018 2:42 pm Share Theresa May has emerged from a tense Cabinet meeting this morning insisting she will not agree to a Brexit deal “at any cost”, despite the clock ticking on reaching a Withdrawal Agreement.The Prime Minister’s spokesperson said ministers needed more time to consider possible mechanisms that will prevent the UK from being tied to the European Union through a backstop arrangement to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland. More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Theresa May emerges from Cabinet meeting insisting she will not agree a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’ Alexandra Rogers May’s spokesperson told reporters that while 95 per cent of the Withdrawal Agreement had been concluded, there were a number of issues relating to the Northern Ireland backstop “that we still need to work through and these are the most difficult”.The Prime Minister discussed options with ministers that would ensure that the arrangement would be temporary after a number of Brexiters raised concerns that the backstop, used to avoid customs checks at the Northern Irish border, could tie it to the EU customs union in a betrayal of the Brexit vote.”This includes ensuring that if the backstop is ever needed it is not permanent, and there is a mechanism to ensure the UK could not be held in the arrangement indefinitely,” he said.”While the UK should aim to conclude the Withdrawal Agreement as soon as possible, this would not be done at any cost.”May’s spokesperson said it was likely that a further cabinet meeting would be held before a deal was agreed, hinting that this could happen later in the week.​ The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier told Belgian broadcaster RTBF this morning that the two sides were not close to reaching a deal, while Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told May on Monday that he was ready to consider a review mechanism that would keep the border with Northern Ireland open after Brexit, but that he would not accept any arrangement that would allow the UK to withdraw from the customs union without the approval of Brussels. The Cabinet was reported to have discussed ways to break the deadlock that has dogged negotiations for several weeks. The focus of the meeting was the way in which the UK could leave the EU customs union. Many ministers have backed a mechanism that would allow the Britain to leave unilaterally, on its own accord, or by mutual agreement, in which it would have to have sealed the approval of the EU. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

‘Molly of Denali’ creators help Juneau kids find their own voices

first_imgA News | Alaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Community | Education | Family | Juneau‘Molly of Denali’ creators help Juneau kids find their own voicesAugust 16, 2019 by Zoe Grueskin, KTOO Share:Nanibaa’ Frommherz (left) and Izzy Kizer participated in a voice acting workshop led by creators of “Molly of Denali,” organized by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, on Aug. 9, 2019. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)The new animated children’s TV show, “Molly of Denali,” is the first national children’s show to feature an Alaska Native lead.Some of the show’s creators came to Juneau this month. As part of their visit, they put on a vocal acting workshop to help local kids find their own voices.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/08/16MollyVoices-USE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Joel Price said he didn’t really know what his father had signed him up for.“Um, just meeting some fancy people,” Price said.Those fancy people included the creative producer of “Molly of Denali,” Princess Daazhraii Johnson, and the voice of Molly herself: Sovereign Bill.Tlingit and Muckleshoot actress Sovereign Bill poses at a voice-over workshop at KTOO Public Media before the Juneau premiere of the PBS KIDS show “Molly of Denali” Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Photo by Sheli DeLaney/KTOO)For the record, Price said they weren’t actually very fancy at all, just really nice.Price was one of 13 kids in the workshop on self-expression and voice acting. It was held the day before a community screening of the show in Juneau. Both events were organized by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. KTOO provided the space for the workshop.Johnson kicked things off with some energizing warm-ups, reaching for the stars on tippy toes, shaking everything out.When everyone was good and stretched, Johnson and Bill talked about their work and then walked through the basics of vocal acting. The kids got to put it into practice right away, recording some public service announcements, which will air on KTOO.That was Izzy Kizer’s favorite part of the afternoon.“I thought I would stutter, or lisp, or mumble or something like that,” Kiser said. “And I actually surprised myself that I didn’t do any of that in the entire recording. I thought I did kind of good.”Twelve-year-old Kizer is happy to see “Molly of Denali” on the air. The show takes place in a fictional village in Interior Alaska. Molly and many of the characters are Athabaskan. Kizer hopes the show will broaden perspectives.“Not many people really acknowledge our culture,” she said. “They think we live in, like, igloos with polar bears and penguins, but really we don’t.”Kizer, who is Tlingit, has some ideas of her own for a kids show set in Southeast Alaska. The main character would be a grizzly bear, Kizer’s favorite, and it would feature other regional animals, like seals and wolves.“They would solve problems, like, act like people in real life,” she explained, “and they would talk and stuff, and it would be cool.”Ideas like that are exactly what the workshop’s organizers hoped to hear. Emily Edenshaw is director of business and economic development at Tlingit & Haida, and she helped put together the event.“There were 13 youth today. If one of them gets the tiniest bit of hope that, ‘Maybe I can do this,’ or, ‘I want to do this’ — this is why I do the work that I do,” Edenshaw said.Edenshaw, who is Yup’ik and Iñupiaq, said she’s been watching “Molly of Denali” at home with her kids. It’s a powerful experience, she said, watching as a family.“Being a 35-year-old woman, and I’m having the same experience as my 9-month-old daughter and my 13-year-old,” she said. “My kids are never going to grow up in a world where they’re not going to be able to see themselves represented.”After the workshop, Johnson offered some short and sweet advice for any kids who want to get involved in the arts: Explore, have fun and be curious.It’s the kind of thing “Molly of Denali” might say.Meet Sovereign Bill, the voice behind ‘Molly of Denali’Share this story:last_img read more

Curtain Call: The Best Quotes That Didn’t Make the Column

first_imgTheaterCurtain Call: The Best Quotes That Didn’t Make the ColumnSee what Angela Lansbury, Richard Dreyfuss, Alfred Molina, and Shirley MacLaine had to say about the world of theater and performanceBy Craig Byrd – January 1, 2015589ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt2014 was an amazing year in the world of performing arts. Here are choice tidbits from Curtain Call-interviews that didn’t make it into the column.Angela Lansbury on Elaine Stritch:“Every one [of Sondheim’s roles] that I’ve played: Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, the first musical Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy, I’ve worked a great deal. I’ve played a great many of his roles. I did not play in any of the shows Elaine did. The only time was when she replaced me in A Little Night Music. We were always friendly actress acquaintances. We hugged each other, we liked each other and I loved her one-woman show I saw in Los Angeles. She was a unique, totally original actress. Quite marvelous. She had her problems, but pulled her finger out.”Harvey Fierstein on La Cage Aux Follies“I was not allowed to watch the movie when I did La Cage because of contractual issues. It was a French play bought by an Italian company that was bought by [producer] Alan Carr. RIP, but what an asshole. ‘I bought the rights to La Cage and I saved $5,000 by not buying the movie rights,’ he said. ‘You saved $5,000, you asshole?’ Which is how Mike Nichols got to make The Birdcage.”Maureen O’Hara on the Ups and Downs of Her Career“I can’t blame anybody for anything not working out perfectly except me. You know, you’re given a gift from birth and then it’s up to you how you use that gift and what that gift brings to you and what you do with it.”Shirley MacLaine on Bob Fosse“Bobby was not a good dancer. We used to get him to get up and do classic ballet positions and laugh because he couldn’t do it. He was really awkward. He was known to be hard on dancers. Brilliant. He wanted to do it all including lyrics and music. How should I say, very original and yet you knew that some of this stuff he took [from other choreographers.]Cheyenne Jackson on being defined by his looks“It used to be kind of weird. Listen, it always feels good to have compliments and be called handsome and hunky. At first it’s wonderful and then you get to the point you say, ‘Hey, I’m glad you like what I look like, but can you look past that and see what I’m doing as an actor?’”Elaine Stritch on Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance“It’s one of the best acting jobs I’ve ever done in my life. I love Albee and I think he’s trying to get out of his chest what he should get off of his chest. How you can grab a hold of all the problems of the world and write a play about it that is entertaining and makes some sense. Oh my God. It’s glorious.”Eva Marie Saint on the idea of an autobiography“I’ve never written a book. Walter Mirisch, he’s a friend and he said ‘you should do an oral history for the Academy [of Motion Picture Art & Sciences.’] Karl Malden did one. I just finished it this past year and it’s on the shelf in a beautiful Amish blue cover and it’s at the Academy library. Somebody said they thought it was the last one in book form. They do the rest on film. I did it and I got three copies; one for my daughter, my son and us.”Richard Dreyfuss on appearing in The Normal Heart in Los Angeles in 1985“I never had anyone walk up to me and say you fruit, you fag, you gay shit. Nothing like that ever happened. During the Vietnam War people would stop at stoplights and try to beat me up because I had an American flag on my car. There was a civil war during Vietnam, but there wasn’t during The Normal Heart. People were starting to understand gay people.”Alfred Molina on theatre in Los Angeles“Theater in Los Angeles is maligned. It’s not really anyone’s fault. It’s not that theater isn’t doing a good enough job to make people aware of what’s going on. It’s not the audience’s fault for not spending more time in the theater. Economically it can’t compete with the big studios and the television networks. We’re bound to be perceived as the poor relation, but that has nothing to do with the standard of the work.”Bettye LaVette on singing The Moody Blues song “Nights in White Satin”“When I did [my album] Interpretations, I had to have them mean something to me. “Nights in White Satin,” I had to make it mean something to me. Justin Hayward did this interview on NPR and [he said] his wife walked into the room and he was in tears. ‘I just heard ‘Nights in White Satin’ by this woman Bettye LaVette. I wrote this song when I was 19 and I never knew what it meant until now.’ I’m sure I had something different in my mind than a 19-year-old did, but maybe he had it in his heart even if he didn’t know it.” TAGSShirley MacLaineRichard DreyfussMaureen O’HaraHarvey FiersteinEva Marie SaintElaine StritchBettye LaVetteAngela LansburyAlfred MolinaPrevious articleLatin American Cuisine Takes Center Stage in 2015Next articleCityDig: The Chinese Massacre of 1871Craig Byrd RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Contributor Q&A: Craig ByrdCurtain Call: Angela Lansbury’s Triumphant Return to L.A.Curtain Call: 13 Shows That Earned a Standing Ovation in 2014last_img read more

Here’s how yesterday’s Great Fall of China compares with history’s worst stock market crashes

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: Global market turmoil Share Emma Haslett whatsapp Here’s how yesterday’s Great Fall of China compares with history’s worst stock market crashes whatsapp More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Traders around the world are nursing a hangover after massive falls in China precipitated a $1.6 trillion global wipeout on stock markets around the world.While the losses were worst in China, where markets fell as much as 8.7 per cent, markets across Europe, America and Africa were all hit hard. But how does yesterday compare with some of the worst market crashes in history? We’ve taken some of the market’s most painful days, looking at the falls from the peak of the market to its trough – and it’s not pretty. In percentage terms, recent falls in China measure up worse than the burst of the dot com bubble and Black Monday of 1987 – but still not quite as bad as the aftermath of Lehman Brothers in 2008, or the Great Crash of 1929. Tuesday 25 August 2015 6:00 pmlast_img read more

California issues cease-and-desist order to compounder run by major pharmaceutical wholesaler

first_imgPharmalot California issues cease-and-desist order to compounder run by major pharmaceutical wholesaler About the Author Reprints What’s included? [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags CompoundingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+center_img GET STARTED What is it? Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman March 21, 2018 Reprints The state of California has issued a cease-and-desist order to a compounding business run by AmerisourceBergen (ABC), one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the move could jeopardize a key license the company holds in the state.The order was issued to Pharmedium Services, which the wholesaler bought in 2015, after an inspection by the state Board of Pharmacy found more than a dozen violations of federal law. These included failing to test components and to place dosage and usage instructions on labels. The compounder was also cited for assigning expiration dates for compounded medicines without “sound scientific support.” @Pharmalot Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. APStocklast_img read more

Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020

first_img Twitter Electric Picnic Pinterest TAGSAidan MullinsFianna FailFine GaelJoe DunneJohn MartinSinn Fein Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020 Facebook By Megan Shiel – 11th March 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Sinn Féin have seen a huge rise in membership nationally since the 2020 General Election – a surge that has also been experienced by the party locally in Laois.Sinn Féin enjoyed their best ever General Election performance across the country with Brian Stanley topping the poll in Laois/Offaly with over 16,500 votes although the numbers are stacked against them in terms of leading the next government.During the Sinn Féin rallies that were held recently in Cork, Dublin and Newry it was highlighted that the party’s membership had grown by over 4,000.And Portarlington based Sinn Féin councillor Aidan Mullins has said that his party have experienced this rise in Laois too.“There has been a notable increase in applications in Laois post election,” he told LaoisToday though he wouldn’t specify exactly what their total membership is now in the county.“Applications have come from all across the county not just in the major towns but in rural areas as well.“Applicants are quite even in regards to male and female and a lot of them are younger and in 3rd level education.“Before the election there was a couple of hundred members.“We are still processing and accepting applicants but in the past few weeks there’s been upwards of 150 new members.”According to Director of Finance for the party nationally, Des Mackin, the party have received 4,200 membership applications and around 500 to join their youth wing.Speaking to the Irish Times, Mr Mackin said that this takes the party’s membership total to 15,000 – with the paper reporting Fine Gael have 25,000 while Fianna Fail have 20,000.We also spoke with Joe Dunne, Laois Fianna Fáil Chair.He said: “We have 600 paid up members across the county and about 1000 if you include associate members.“Membership is open during June so this is when we see new applicants.”John Martin, Constituency Secretary of the Fine Gael party in Laois said: “We have 273 registered Fine Gael members in Laois.“There is no constituency activity since the general election results became available.“Membership is usually renewed in the month of April and it will be interesting to note if there will be a huge drop in renewals.”While Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have branches all around the county there are six Sinn Fein branches in Laois – Portlaoise, Graiguecullen, Emo, Mountmellick, Portarlington and Borris-In-Ossory.SEE ALSO – Manager invited to visit Laois town ‘some dark night’ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBrand new building in the works for Laois schoolNext articleClonaslee and Mountrath St Patrick’s Day parades the latest to be cancelled amid Coronavirus outbreak Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Home News Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020 NewsPolitics Electric Picnic News last_img read more

Exports slump in April

first_imgCanadian Press Statistics Canada says merchandise exports declined 1.8 per cent in April, while imports increased 1.4 per cent, pushing the trade balance with the world to a deficit of $638 million from a surplus of $766 million in March. Exports fell to $42.8 billion, as declines in exports of energy products and metal and non-metallic mineral products were partially offset by an increase in shipments of forestry products and building and packaging materials. Canadian trade deficit grew in October Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Higher oil prices helped narrow Canada’s trade deficit to $4.2B in January Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Related news Keywords Exports Imports increased for a third consecutive month to a record $43.5 billion, with gains recorded in seven of 11 sectors, led by consumer goods. Exports to the United States edged down 0.2 per cent to $33 billion while imports climbed 0.3 per cent to $28.7 billion, reducing the trade surplus with that country to $4.3 billion from $4.4 billion in March. Exports to countries other than the United States fell 7.0 per cent to $9.8 billion in April, while imports from those countries increased 3.5 per cent to $14.7 billion. The trade deficit with those countries grew to $4.9 billion from $3.7 billion in March. Purchase of three icebreakers turns Canada’s August trade surplus into a deficitlast_img read more

TD Asset Management to streamline mutual funds lineup

first_img Keywords Fund mergersCompanies TD Asset Management Inc. TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM), the manager of TD Mutual Funds and TD Managed Assets Program Portfolios, on Friday announced proposed changes to several of its mutual funds. The company proposes to discontinue seven of its funds and merge them with other funds on Apr. 15, 2016. Each proposed merger is subject to regulatory approval and the approval of the securityholders of the discontinuing fund, according to the TDAM announcement. The mergers involving the TD Resource Fund are also subject to regulatory approval and the approval of the fund’s securityholders. Click here for the list of discontinuing and continuing funds. In addition to the proposed mergers, TDAM proposes to terminate five other funds. The company will seek securityholder approvals for the proposed mergers and the termination of the TD Canadian T-Bill Fund at a special meeting to be held on or about April 6, 2016 in Toronto. In addition, TDAM plans to terminate four mutual funds — TD Japanese Index Fund, TD Japanese Growth Fund, TD FundSmart Managed Maximum Equity Growth Portfolio and TD U.S. Equity Currency Neutral Portfolio — on or about April 15, 2016. The terminating funds will no longer accept additional investments effective Dec. 1. TDAM also proposes to change the investment strategies of TD Resource Fund to provide the fund with the flexibility to invest its assets in securities anywhere in the world. The change will be effective on or about Nov. 16. Related news CI Investments announces 30 fund mergers Horizons proposes merger of two cannabis ETFscenter_img New portfolios from IG Wealth Management IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Prepping for best interest standards

first_img Related news In June, the SEC adopted new rules, which establish a “best interest” conduct standard for broker-dealers and their reps when they recommend a transaction or investment strategy to retail investors. The new requirements take effect on June 30, 2020.Along with the new resources announced today, FINRA said that it will be holding several events for firms on the new rules in the months ahead, including a conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 18.“FINRA is committed to providing member firms with resources to assist in their implementation efforts,” said Robert Colby, executive vice president and chief legal officer with FINRA.The SRO also noted that it will be enforcing compliance with Reg BI as part of its routine compliance and enforcement efforts.“FINRA staff expects to work with SEC staff to ensure FINRA’s consistency in examining broker-dealers and their [reps] for compliance,” the SRO said, adding that it will be reviewing its own rules to determine whether any changes are needed to align them with the SEC’s rules.Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) unveiled their own rule changes that will require firms and reps to prioritize clients’ best interests when addressing conflicts of interest and determining suitability, among other reforms.Those rules will take effect at the end of this year, subject to a two-year transition period. Investment firms, dealers face MiFID II review Keywords Best interest standardCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Canadian Securities Administrators, Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations written on folder filmfoto/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media FINRA to focus on retail investors in its reviews this year FCA seeks consumer duty standards With new “best interest” rules slated to take effect next year, U.S. industry self-regulatory organization (SRO) the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is providing firms with new compliance tools.FINRA announced that it has developed new resources to help investment firms comply with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new conduct rules, known as Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Jamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Wayne Blake and Esther Stephenson smile as they watch their infant son sleep in his hospital bed this morning (April 15) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.Somewhere in the hospital, surgeons are preparing for surgery to mend a hole in the one-year old’s heart. But, the parents feel none of the dread that one would expect, at the thought of a child undergoing such major surgery.In fact, they are relieved and happy that Dwayne’s heart will finally be mended, so he can live a long and normal life. “I just want him to grow up so we can play football,” is Mr. Blake simple wish for his young son.Dwayne is among 20 children, who will benefit from open heart surgery at the hospital over the next nine days.Parents, Wayne Blake and Esther Stephenson, spend quality time with son, Dwayne, before the one-year-old undergoes open heart surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Wednesday (April 15). Approximately 20 children are to benefit from open heart surgery over the next nine days. The operations will be performed by a team from the United States-based Caribbean Heart Menders Association and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.The operations are being spearheaded by a team from the United States-based Caribbean Heart Menders Association and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.The volunteer team of about 10 medical personnel, among them two cardiac surgeons, arrived in the island on Tuesday to perform the operations. Jamaican doctors and nurses have collaborated with the team to provide care and support for the children and their families.Miss Stephenson says that although her son is a “very active child, who eats a lot,” the hole in his heart has prevented him from living a normal life. Dwayne was hospitalised for three months and wears a bag, which collects his waste. Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Jeff Jacobs, who is one of the Florida-based doctors, tells JIS News that without this operation, Dwayne may die within a year. “After the surgery, in which we will mend the hole, he will go on to live a happy normal life until age 80 or 90, having grandchildren,” he says.Wayne Blake (left) and Esther Stephenson, whose one-year old son Dwayne, underwent heart surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children this morning Wednesday (April 15), meet with cardiac surgeons, Dr. Jeff Jacobs, (second right) and Dr. Kamal Pourmoghadam, before the operation. Approximately 20 children are to benefit from open heart surgery over the next nine days. The operations will be performed by a team from the United States-based Caribbean Heart Menders Association and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr. Lambert Innis, tells JIS News that the operation is free of charge to the parents, and each case is referred to the programme by the hospital. “We are very ecstatic about the surgeries and all will go well,” Dr. Innis says.Each surgery will last about five hours and between seven to 10 days after the operation, the children should be able to return home with their parents.The Florida-based team in collaboration with local surgeons has conducted heart surgeries at Bustamante Hospital since 2000, under the Cardiac Surgery Programme. The group has made three visits to the facility and has operated on 26 patients. RelatedJamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries RelatedJamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeriescenter_img RelatedJamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries Jamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries CultureApril 15, 2009last_img read more