Sharing is caring! 229 Views one comment Fourteen (14) people are now more competent in Phlebotomy after graduating from a four-week Phlebotomy Training Course organized by Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Laboratory on Friday 15 May 2015.Phlebotomy, as defined by WebMD, is a procedure that removes blood from the body.The PMH Laboratory’s Certificate of Competence of Phlebotomy Program, the fourth since the program commenced in 2008, prepares students for employment as phlebotomists at hospitals, blood banks and private clinics, Jennifer Laville explained at the graduation ceremony.“Students learn various skills, such as venipuncture, customer relation and other related technical skills,” Laville informed. The forty-hour phlebotomy course, broken down into two units, promotes retention of key concepts through interactive lectures, multi-media presentations, group discussions and activities.Acting laboratory superintendent Walter Jones noted that the process of removing blood from the body is a “very traumatic event” for most people, hence the importance of ensuring that the competencies required by people performing the procedures are according to standard.“We ensured that we had a good blend of practical and theoretical lectures and to ensure that people know exactly what they are doing. What we want is that the patient would have a good experience,” Jones said.He added that the overall objective is to ensure that the trained personnel help patients have “a pleasant experience”.“Most of you would recognize that many people start feeling the pain even before they come to the laboratory to have the blood taken”.“We want to make sure and we want to sort of even guarantee that people who come would not be traumatized, that it would be a good experience and hence the reason why we embarked on this training program,” Jones added.The participants of the training were both from the public service and private sector, Jones indicated.“What we found is this is a growing profession and it’s our fourth cohort and we are very excited about that,” he stated.Photographs compliments The Health Promotion Resource Unit: – / 15 Share Tweet LocalNews 14 complete Phlebotomy training by: Dominica Vibes News – May 19, 2015 Share Share
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is on the promo trail for his action comedy Stuber, and he’s once again speaking his mind about the drama surrounding his Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.Then again, the former wrestler was never shy about going to the mat for Gunn: He did so after Marvel Studios’ parent company, Disney, fired Gunn from Guardians 3 last year over some old, offensive tweets. Bautista also joined the entire cast in writing a letter of support for Gunn.The writer-director was eventually reinstated earlier this year, though not because of the cast’s efforts.Bautista tells Entertainment Tonight about his sharply-worded tweets to Disney at the time. “I was like, ‘Fire me. I don’t care. You’re going to hear what I have to say….I think you made a bad call and I don’t care if you fire me because I feel this way.” Bautista, who was contractually committed to being in a third Guardians film, reportedly threatened to leave the project and follow Gunn onto the Suicide Squad sequel instead. The actor explained that the threat was about “me being honest and me sticking up for my friend who was wronged.’” Bautista praised Disney’s reversal, saying it proves, “It’s never too late to admit you’re wrong.”In Stuber, Bautista plays a tough-as-nails L.A. cop who, thanks to laser eye surgery, has to rely on the eyes of his straight-laced Uber driver, played by Kumail Nanjani.Incidentally, the movie also features his Guardians co-star Karen Gillan, who Bautista calls, “one of his favorite people.”Stuber opens July 12.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The Nationals also head into the series starting No. 3 pitcher Patrick Corbin after using both Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in the NL wild-card win against the Brewers.MORE: Watch Dodgers vs. Nationals live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Can the Nats do it? Sure. The talent is certainly there. They have an MVP contender in Anthony Rendon, who notched a .319/.412/.598 slash line with 34 home runs. They have one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in Juan Soto and other young stars like Trea Turner and Victor Robles, who have the team poised for years of continued success. And of course, that rotation of Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin is as dangerous a 1-2-3 punch as any in the NL.The problem is that the Dodgers have been here before and have found no problem winning in the past. There’s no proverbial monkey to get off the back for them until they get to the World Series. They’re back-to-back NL champions, and that same core that has done it in the past has looked even better this year. Cody Bellinger might be the NL MVP front-runner with his 1.035 OPS, 47 home runs and 15 stolen bases. Max Muncy and Justin Turner have again been reliable sources of power in the lineup. And a rotation that looked like one of the best last year only got better with Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw still dominating, and Hyun-Jin Ryu adding to the mix with an NL-leading 2.32 ERA. All three will be starting for the Dodgers in the matchup.Here is everything you need to know to watch the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals, including TV channels and first-pitch times for every game.What channel is Dodgers vs. Nationals on today?TV channel: TBSLive stream: fuboTVAll of the National League Division Series games will be shown live on TBS, with live streaming available through fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.On the TBS call throughout the Dodgers-Nationals series are Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Jeff Francoeur (analyst) and Alex Chappell (reporter). 3Nationals 4Dodgers 10LAD lead 2-1 2Dodgers 2Nationals 4Series tied 1-1 What time does NLDS Game 5 start?Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9First pitch: 8:37 p.m. ETGame 5 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals will start at 6:40 p.m. ET and will be shown on TBS.Walker Buehler and Stephen Strasburg are the scheduled starting pitchers.MORE: Here’s why Walker Buehler is getting the ball for Game 5Dodgers vs. Nationals schedule, scoresGameHomeAwayDateTime1Dodgers 6Nationals 0LAD lead 1-0 4Nationals 6Dodgers 1Series tied 2-2 The Nationals accomplished something never before done in franchise history: they won an elimination game. Washington has made trips to the MLB postseason in the past, but always as a division winner. They never once advanced past the NLDS.In order to check off the next box, Washington has unenviable task of trying to stop the Dodgers, a team that finished 2019 with a 106-56 record, the best in the NL and second only to the Astros in the majors. 5DodgersNationalsWednesday, Oct. 98:37 p.m. ET
OKLAHOMA CITY — After coming back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit, the game was right there for the Utah Jazz, who took a four-point lead in the final two minutes Tuesday night against Oklahoma City.Then Russell Westbrook happened.The triple-double machine scored 12 of his game-high 43 points in the final 2:05 of the game as he nearly singlehandedly willed the Thunder to a 109-106 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena.The win was big for Thunder, who improved to 35-25 and pulled within two games of the Jazz, who fell to 37-23.“Obviously Russell made some exceptional plays coming down the stretch,” said OKC coach Billy Donovan. “We have a player in Russell that has a great internal belief in himself and he is always playing with a level of optimism . . . enthusiasm and a never-die attitude all the time.”“He played great, that’s who he is,” said Utah coach Quin Snyder. “He made the plays down the stretch. He does that.”The Jazz, who had won the first two games of their road trip, at Milwaukee and Washington, had made a gallant comeback after trailing by double-digit margins for most of the game. But Westbrook scored on five straight possessions for OKC, including a 3-pointer and a three-point play, to get the lead back for his team.Utah had chances in the final minute, but missed a pair of 3-point attempts and then turned the ball over with a couple of seconds left, only its seventh of the game after getting 24 two nights earlier in Washington.The key sequence came after the Jazz had called timeout with 5.7 seconds left down 108-106. Snyder called a play for Joe Johnson, who drove the baseline, only to make a poor pass trying to hit Gordon Hayward. The Thunder’s Jerami Grant made one of two free throws, but the Jazz couldn’t get off a possible game-tying three in the final 1.1 seconds.Snyder explained what the Jazz were trying to do after the timeout.“We had Joe and were going to play through the post with Joe. He’s been clutch for us. They switched (Steven) Adams out on him and he drove the ball, which was a good decision. He just happened to turn it over.”Johnson shouldered the blame for the final turnover, saying, “I just tried to get to the basket and I thought he was open, but he wasn’t. I could have probably tried to lay it up, but I saw him and I tried to make the right play.”Snyder said the game wasn’t lost on the final play and pointed out that the Jazz had two 3-point shots before that, by Hayward with 21 seconds left and by George Hill with 11 seconds left.“We had two wide-open threes, we just didn’t make them,” he said. “I don’t know that you could ask for more than that.”The game was probably lost in the first half when the Thunder shot lights out and the Jazz defense wasn’t as good as it was later in the game. OKC began the game by hitting an astounding 12 straight 3-point shots, including four each by Westbrook and recently-acquired Doug McDermott.Despite OKC’s 60 percent first-half shooting and 92.3 percent 3-point shooting (Westbrook finally broke the string with a miss with 32 seconds left), the Jazz trailed just 61-53 at the half.“Our defense wasn’t too good at the beginning of the game,” said Snyder. “Eventually our defense got a little better.”Either that or the Thunder finally cooled off down the stretch as they hit just 3 of 9 from long range in the second half and only 43.9 percent from the field.The Jazz trailed 94-81 with under eight minutes left, but behind the play of Rodney Hood and Hill, who finished with 18 and 15 points, respectively, the Jazz went on an 18-2 run to take a 99-96 lead with 2:13 left.Westbrook hit a 15-footer in the lane and then Hood made three free throws. Westbrook scored on a drive and layup and then Rudy Gobert scored in the lane. Next, Westbrook hit a pair of free throws before Johnson made a step-back three with 47 seconds left to make it 106-102. Those would be Utah’s final points.Westbrook then hit a 3-pointer from the left side and after Hayward’s miss, he drove for another layup and was fouled with 15.5 seconds left to give OKC the lead.Hayward finished with a team-high 19 points but went scoreless in the final quarter, missing all three of his shots. Rudy Gobert collected his 41st double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Johnson and Alec Burks each scored 13 off the bench.The Jazz will finally be back at home for the first time in two weeks with a game against Minnesota Wednesday night at Vivint Arena.
LAS VEGAS – There’s a certain buzz when Juan Pablo Montoya enters the room, whether that room is filled with journalists or a bunch of his fellow NASCAR drivers. Conversation levels drop and eyes turn toward the former Indianapolis 500 champion and Formula 1 driver, a man who is now a NASCAR rookie. Montoya, preparing to embark into the world of stock cars, spoke to the media during Tuesday’s Nextel Cup Series preseason test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At one point, the NASCAR beat regulars grew weary of missing out on some of Montoya’s quotes, and he was asked to translate one of his Spanish answers into English. He smiled. “I just told him that my goals are obviously to win some races and the championship, if I can,” Montoya said. As much as anyone, Montoya knows it will be a difficult task to be in contention for NASCAR’s expanded Chase for the Cup, a 12-driver playoff. “It’s completely different (than open wheel),” he said. “This is a hard race car. It’s hard. You go in (the corners), the car twitches and I get out of the gas before the straightaway. I’m not taking any chances.” At the same time, Montoya said he’s found that he can make it around the new high-banked Vegas surface without ever letting his foot off the gas. “I’m not even touching the brake all the way around and I’m about 0.2 or 0.3 off,” he said. Actually, it’s even more than that. In the first of two sessions Tuesday, Montoya was 39th-fastest and over a full second behind the leaders. “We’re getting there, but we’ve still got a long way to go,” he said. “I hope I have some success. I’m committed to this for the long term. Is it going to happen this year? I don’t know. “For me, it’s hard to say I’m going to go out there and kick everybody’s (butts). Of course I want to do that, but you’ve got to be a bit realistic.” Realistic goals this season might include a road course win, at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway or at Watkins Glen in New York, and a handful of top 10 finishes. Montoya said he doesn’t like to get into specific goals. That means that winning the Daytona 500 on his first try, much like he did at the Indy 500 in his rookie race there, is improbable at best. “I’m more aiming to getting the car to the end of the race, to be realistic,” he said. “Do we have a shot at it? Am I going to try to win it? Yeah, but I’ll be happy with a top 20, top 15 out of that race. “It’s a shame to start the Daytona 500 for me as a rookie, because I have no experience drafting.” There’s another factor that’s working against Montoya, at least historically. His Chip Ganassi Racing team hasn’t had much success in the past few years, having gone winless over the last four seasons without any of its drivers making the Chase. Unless Ganassi experiences a turnaround like the one Richard Childress Racing went through last season, Montoya could be fighting an uphill battle. “It’s unique in how much talent he has, how much experience and wisdom he has with open-wheel cars,” fellow Dodge driver Kurt Busch said. “Yet the inexperience he has with a stock car, how do you match that? How do you create success around it? “It’s going to be unique to watch his maturation process and how he moves forward.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The differences between Montoya and any other driver on the circuit are apparent just by the media treatment he receives. As soon as Montoya gave his opening statement, for example, the Colombian was asked to repeat it in Spanish. By the time his 15 minutes with the media was over, Montoya probably had spoken about as much in Spanish as in English. One reporter even called in from London to ask for an answer in Spanish.