City of Jamestown To Consider Installing Speed Cameras In School Zones

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is looking at the possibility of installing speed cameras in school zones.According to the agenda for Monday’s city council work session meeting, lawmakers will discuss the idea with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist.State lawmakers previously passed legislation allowing local governments to install speed cameras in school zones in an effort to ramp up pedestrian safety.Local leaders are considering cameras that would target drivers who go 10 m.p.h. over the posted limit. Fines would be $50 and the city could receive 64%, $32, of revenue split with the camera’s management group Sensys Gatso.In return, Sensys Gatso will cover all costs associated with installing and maintaining the cameras.So far in 2020, police have stopped over 100 vehicles for traffic violations in school zones. That number is down nearly half from 2019, where officers stopped more than 200 vehicles.The council will be reviewing the proposed resolution and contract with Sensys Gatso during the work session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.A copy of documents released by the city is posted below:Loading…last_img read more

World Glaucoma Week Begins Sunday: Beat Invisible Glaucoma

first_imgThroughout the week presentations will be made on the various Radio stations. Listen to their programmimg to know date and times for these presentations by Eye Specialists. Prepared by: Dr. Hazel Shillingford-RickettsConsultant Ophthalmologist Share Wednesday 8.30am Poster Exhibition and Discussion at the Eye clinic Dominica China Friendship Hospital Tweet Share Monday 8.30am: Poster Exhibition, Discussion at Eye Clinic, Dominica China Friendship Hospital InternationalLifestyleLocalNews World Glaucoma Week Begins Sunday: Beat Invisible Glaucoma by: – March 5, 2020 Saturday 7.00am Poster Exhibition, Discussion and Screening for glaucoma at the New Roseau Market Family history of glaucomaElevated eye pressure (normal range 10mmHg – 22mmHg); However 50% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma have normal eye pressuresThin central corneal thickness (<0.5 MM)Trauma to the eyeSteroid medications: Pills, injections, inhalers and eyedropsMyopia (near-sighted), Diabetes mellitus, Smoking Glaucoma cannot be cured but it can be controlled.Early detection and adherence to treatment are the best means to prevent or slow  progression of vision loss from glaucoma.Normal visual field (peripheral or side vision) becomes constricted(tunnel vision) over 10 years because of poor Adherence.Treatment aims to lower the eye pressure most times with eyedrops but glaucoma laser procedures and surgery are also available.   Adherence to treatment is the result of a balance between the patient understanding the potential risk of blindness due to glaucoma, their belief in the benefits of their medication on one hand and the burden of taking the medication on the other; mostly cost and side effects.Patients do not benefit from medications they don’t take.The Government of Dominica has implemented a policy whereby all glaucoma medications are provided free of charge to persons 18 and younger and 60 and older.Eye clinics have resumed free of charge in all Primary health districts.There are now three ophthalmologists in the public sector and a total of 5 eye specialist in Dominica who can screen for and treat glaucoma.In addition with the construction and equipping of the new Brenda Strafford Eye Centre at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital most of the latest investigations and treatment modalities will be available for the management of glaucoma.In Dominica eye care for glaucoma is available, accessible and affordable.Do your part: “Go get your eyes tested for glaucoma.  Save your sight.” Programme for Glaucoma Week March 8-14, 2020Glaucoma week declared opened with message from the Minister of Health Wellness and New Health Investment, by Honourable Dr. Irving McIntyre. March 08 – 14, 2020 is observed as World Glaucoma Week globally.This is an initiative of the World Glaucoma Association and World Glaucoma Patient Association under the theme “B.I.G: Beat Invisible Glaucoma”.The week is to raise public awareness of the eye disease glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness in the world and the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Dominica.Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which damage the optic nerve of the eye which results in loss of vision starting with the side or peripheral vision.  It is mostly asymptomatic that is persons are not aware that their vision is being lost until it is quite advanced.  As a result it is referred to as the “Silent thief of Sight” .However most people with glaucoma do not become blind as loss of vision from it can be prevented. Friday 8.30am Poster Exhibition, Discussion and Screening for glaucoma for staff at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital Sharing is caring! Tuesday 8.30am: Poster Exhibition, Discussion and screening for glaucoma at the Roseau Health Centre, Botanical Gardens Saturday 9.00am Poster exhibition, Discussion and Screening for glaucoma at the Portsmouth Health Centre Share What are the risk factors?Age: The risk increases with ageRace: Blacks more than WhitesThey are 4-7 times more likely to develop glaucoma than Whites.They develop glaucoma at a younger age (35-40 years)They have a higher risk of becoming blind from glaucoma. 45 Views   no discussions Thursday 9.00am Poster Exhibition, Discussion and Screening for glaucoma at the Marigot Health Districtlast_img read more

3 ‘ninja cops’ in Pampanga raid dismissed

first_img The three dismissed officials were among the 13 former members of the Pampanga police under the watch of former PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde. They were accused in 2013 of pilfering some 160 kilos of shabu from an operation against a Chinese drug lord. Gramaje managed to escape but Roque, Vital and Guerrero followed him home and allegedly carted away P30,000 and several gadgets. “We have already dismissed 3 of the 13 cops involved in the Pampanga raid for another grave offense in Antipolo,” Gamboa said in a Camp Crame press briefing on Monday. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa said that he ordered the dismissal of police Master Sergeants Donald Roque and Rommel Vital, including Corporal Romeo Guerrero Jr. Gamboa also ordered the PNP-Internal Affairs Service to review its recommendation for sanction on Lt. Joven De Guzman, who was only recommended for suspension for 59 days for a lesser offense. De Guzman was linked to the operations in Pampanga and Antipolo City.center_img MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has dismissed three so-called “ninja cops” from the anomalous 2013 Pampanga buy-bust operation. However, the dismissal of the three were not related to the said Pampanga raid six years ago and instead in an operation last May where they allegedly fired at the vehicle of a certain Arnold Gramaje Jr. after he refused their order to alight. “Yung demand ko he will be charged again but this time for a graver offense and sa nakikita ko sa records, there is enough and substantial evidence then I think he will also be dismissed from the service,” said Gamboa./PNlast_img read more