ACEP wraps up oceanographic survey for Alaska wave project

first_imgAlaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) researchers have completed oceanographic survey of the Yakutat coast in Alaska as part of a multiyear project o assess wave and tidal energy potential in the area.The engineers Nick Konefal, Stephanie Jump and Paul Duvoy, and returning researcher Jack Schmid recently returned from two weeks of fieldwork performing a bathymetric survey off the coast of Yakutat’s Cannon Beach, mapping out nearly 30 square miles of the ocean floor.According to ACEP, this is the second year in a row the center performed an oceanographic survey of the Yakutat coast, with the latest marking the start of three-year project set for completion in 2020.Data collected is expected to improve current bathymetric charts and wave modeling, while also locating areas of debris and subsurface natural structures, according to ACEP.Survey of the Yakutat coast (Photo: ACEP)Concurrent with the bathymetric survey – over 200 conductivity, temperature and pressure casts gathered oceanographic data throughout the water column.A real-time kinematic global positioning system was used to map beach transect elevations. They’ll be compared to other coastal elevation surveys to determine sediment and channel changes in the nearby Situk River, whicc is, according to ACEP, an important salmon and trout habitat.The research continues in Alaska, with the deployment of oceanographic moorings and wave buoys in an operation expected to be completed by the end of the month.Funding for the research is provided by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Office of Naval Research and Sandia National Laboratory.last_img read more

Boxing legend Duran leaves hospital after COVID-19 scare

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Football News Barcelona prolong Real Madrid’s pain, beat them in El Clasico to close in on La Liga title

first_img Barcelona: Barcelona won their second Clasico in four days on Saturday and Real Madrid might have to win the Champions League if Santiago Solari is to be in charge for the next one. After knocking them out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, Barca returned to the Santiago Bernabeu for a 1-0 victory that surely eliminates their greatest rivals from the title race too. Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos locked heads after Ramos flung an arm into Messi’s face but, despite the scoreline and a few half-chances, that was about the most trouble Madrid caused. Messi would have been proud of Ivan Rakitic’s delightful chip, a rare moment of precision that in the end settled another Clasico high on vigour but lacking in either real quality or rhythm.       “What we wanted was to deliver our best and to inflict damage on our rival,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We have done that.”    The onus was on Madrid, not only to make amends for their defeat in midweek but to reduce the nine-point gap between them and La Liga’s leaders. Instead, Barcelona extended it to 12 and the way their players jumped up and down in front of the away fans after the final whistle suggested they felt this was a major hurdle overcome. highlights Barcelona now have 96 victories in El Clasico in compared to Real Madrid’s 95.This is the first time Barcelona has superior head-to-head record in 87 years.Barcelona had dumped Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey tournament. Barcelona also now own 96 victories in this fixture to Real Madrid’s 95, the first time they have been in front in 87 years. When Solari took over in November, his team were seven points adrift of the Catalans and the fact the deficit has almost doubled since might not reflect the improvement in performances.But this was the first time Madrid have lost three in a row at home in 15 years and these are surely the matches president Florentino Perez will remember when he considers his coach’s future next summer.   “You go through spells, sometimes everything goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t,” said Solari. “In these two games it hasn’t.”All that realistically remains now is the Champions League, in which Madrid will carry a 2-1 lead into Tuesday’s second leg at home to Ajax. Europe has rescued them before and it also revived Gareth Bale, who endured another frustrating night on only his third start in 10 games.           Bale was largely anonymous again and when substituted in the second half, he departed not just to a scattering of whistles from the home crowd but a chorus. “He tried, like the rest of the players,” said Solari. It took Busquets 89 seconds to be booked and only a few more for Bale to send the free-kick over the bar but Madrid started with purpose, like a team determined to right the wrongs of before.Madrid fade Their early impetus faded though as Barca, driven on by Messi, took control. Messi skipped through three players in midfield and was furious with Ousmane Dembele when he missed his late run into the box. He then weaved in behind with the help of a Luis Suarez touch but, to everyone’s surprise, the trademark lifted finish floated wide.                 Rakitic showed him how to do it. He played the ball wide to Sergi Roberto, continued his run behind Ramos and received it back, before feathering a delightful chip over Thibaut Courtois.  Barca were comfortable but the game erupted on the stroke of half-time. Ramos won the ball from Messi but, with his arm outstretched, left it long enough to catch his opponent in the face. Messi pointed to his lip and then butted heads with Ramos but referee Alberto Mallenco saw nothing worthy of punishment. Madrid pushed for an equaliser but their desperation showed. Benzema failed to connect while Vinicius Juniors’ rushed shot was blocked. Bale was hauled off just after the hour, replaced by Marco Asensio, and even Isco came on in the 76th minute, for his longest appearance since the end of January. Raphael Varane might have snatched a late equaliser but his header was weak. Barcelona were left celebrating again. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgHall chief executive director Kimberly Beaudin said that the extensive glass facade of the nearly 95,000-square-foot building was shattered Friday night. She said rioters also broke into the street-level gift shop, stole merchandise and left it “pretty trashed.” But other than some broken glass that fell into a large exhibition area shaped like a football field, the interior of the hall wasn’t breached by the protesters.In other related developments:— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says an urgent need for action remains following Floyd’s death and the ensuing the protests around the country. In a statement Saturday, Goodell said, “As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league.” Goodell added that the protesters’ reactions “reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel.”— Thabo Sefolosha (TAH’-boh sehf-ah-LOH’-shuh) says watching video of George Floyd’s death awakened painful memories of what happened to him five years ago in New York City. The NBA veteran suffered a broken leg and other injuries while being arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub. He later settled a case alleging his civil rights were violated. Sefolosha tells The Associated Press that his leg has healed, but the emotional wounds have not. He says his treatment by police left lasting feelings of anger, frustration and a distrust of law enforcement.— Several German soccer players have joined in protests over the death of George Floyd. A Borussia Dortmund player lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message “Justice for George Floyd” on the front. In another game Sunday, a player took a knee. On Saturday a player wore an armband with the handwritten message “Justice for George.” Update on the latest sports Associated Press May 31, 2020 While players vary on their general concern about contracting the virus by resuming the season, many seem to be on board with frequent testing.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years. English soccer has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Premier League is set resume June 17. Liverpool has a massive 25-point lead and stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days.— The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he had COVID-19 and was concerned for his life mid-March. Gian Piero Gasperini told the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. He says that when he returned to Bergamo, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, he didn’t have a fever but “felt destroyed.” The 62-year-old coach quickly recovered and only recently confirmed that he had the virus when the entire team was tested 10 days ago.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-SUPERMARKET HEROES 500NASCAR at BristolBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR’s fifth Cup race in two weeks is well into the third and final stage. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resumeUNDATED (AP) — The first major North American professional sports league to announce a format for its potential return to competition also has a comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy.The NHL has screening protocols in place for voluntary workouts and training camp in the hands of individual teams. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says if play resumes, players would be tested for COVID-19 daily while games are going on. That could require 25,000 to 30,000 tests at a cost of millions of dollars. The league doesn’t expect that amount of testing to interfere with the needs of the general public.Daly said one person testing positive for the coronavirus would not necessarily mean another pause for the NHL. Leaguewide testing done daily would allow the isolation of an infected player, coach or staff member before the start of an outbreak. The circuit is at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Supermarket Heroes 500. Chase Elliott captured the first two stages and was among the contenders as drivers headed toward lap 300 of the 500-lap race on the half-mile oval.MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH-SPORTSCollege Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protestsUNDATED (AP) — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta.The facility’s most valuable trophies and artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble breaks out amid nationwide unrest over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. The handcuffed black man died Monday after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.last_img read more

Latchana, Phang dominate GSSF/El Dorado Trading Steel Challenge Cup

first_imgTHE Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) celebrated its 5th anniversary by successfully hosting the annual El Dorado Trading Cup, a very special Steel Challenge event, sponsored by El Dorado Trading Inc.,The licensed gold dealers of Lot 136 Young Street, Kingston in Georgetown continued to give their unfaltering support to the GSSF.The prestigious El Dorado Trading Cup is a Challenge Trophy which has been on the prize table at an annual match since 2015 to commemorate the GSSF’s anniversary.After every match the winner’s name together with the year is inscribed on a plaque attached to the Cup.On Saturday June 1, 2019, 12 shooters endured poor weather conditions and thoroughly enjoyed four exciting stages of Steel Challenge.Shooters took part in two divisions; Limited and Production.Only shooters in the Limited division competed for the highly desired El Dorado Cup, which defending shooter Mr Ryan McKinnon has held since the inaugural event of its kind in 2015.Each stage consisted of 5 steel targets, which were set out in a standardised fashion, with one being dedicated as a ‘stop plate’ and which is shot last.Shooters were required to shoot each of the four stages five times, and were timed using an electronic timer.Times were then inputted into a software (PractiScore) which tracked and tallied all of the shooters’ performances.The objective of each shooter is to shoot the 5 targets as quickly as possible.Shortly after the last shot was fired, the scores were tallied and competitors gathered around the presentation table, anxiously awaiting the news of their performance.Mr Andrew Phang, GSSF’s Board Director presented the trophies for the match, as the eagerly anticipated results were released as follows:Limited Division:1st – Rajiv Latchana (79.36 seconds)2nd – Pravesh Harry (81.86 seconds)3rd – Ryan McKinnon (84.09 seconds)Production Division:1st – John Phang (100.72 seconds)2nd – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon (118.69 seconds)3rd – Michael Blake (121.96 seconds)last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to be victorious against Cornell

first_imgSyracuse (7-3) hosts Cornell (5-4) on Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome. The Orange has lost three of its last four since winning the Battle 4 Atlantis in late November. With three nonconference games left, SU will look to get back to its winning ways, while Cornell guard Robert Hatter, who averages 19.6 points, stands in its way. Beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman weigh in on what they think will happen.For continued men’s basketball coverage, check and follow @DOSports on Twitter.Sam Blum (6-4)Syracuse 75, Cornell 62Orange Nation Cornell is a better team than it was when it invaded Syracuse on New Year’s Eve last year. But the Big Red defense is still a big mess and Hatter isn’t enough to single-handedly create a big upset. A win against Cornell, Montana State and Texas Southern doesn’t do much to soothe the shaken confidence of Syracuse fans, but all three are must-wins heading into conference play.Jesse Dougherty (6-4)Syracuse 69, Cornell 56The Big OrangeAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is running out of games that it will be clearly bigger and better than its opponent, and it finally takes full advantage of that against Cornell. Hatter can fill it up for the Big Red, but the Orange’s bigs are the ultimate difference in this one, cleaning up on the offensive glass and having their way inside against a less athletic Cornell frontcourt. Malachi Richardson doesn’t fully snap out of his shooting funk, but he opens up the offense by attacking the rim and Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney make enough 3s to bolster the effort inside.Matt Schneidman (6-4)Syracuse 71, Cornell 64Big Red scareSyracuse certainly doesn’t look like the same team that knocked off back-to-back ranked opponents in the Bahamas. The Orange’s thin frontcourt is being exposed and its identity from beyond the arc has faded. Hatter is the type of player interim head coach Mike Hopkins has said is the key ingredient to beating the zone, a shooter who can chuck 3-pointers over the top. The game is tied late in the second half, but some unlikely foul shooting allows SU to pull away. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 18, 2015 at 11:49 amcenter_img Related Stories Suspended Jim Boeheim discusses 3-point shooting, Mike Hopkins and more on radio showSyracuse basketball roundtable: Backup point guard, rebounding trouble and Mike HopkinsSchneidman: Why Tyler Lydon should be used morelast_img read more

Sars coach says Ballyea will pose huge challenge

first_imgThurles Sarsfields’ coach Paddy McCormack believes this weekend’s Munster club hurling championship semi-final will be ‘a massive challenge’.The Tipp title holders will travel to Ennis to play Ballyea of Clare on Sunday.Sars advanced to the last four courtesy of a last-gasp 65 against Ballygunner. Paddy isn’t complaining about having to play another big match so soon after the clash with the Waterford side…Tipp FM will have live commentary on the AIB Munster Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final between Thurles and Ballyea on Sunday.  Our coverage will get underway at 10 to 2.last_img read more

Shaq has ‘great emotions’ before Lakers unveil statue

first_imgThe confused look showed on Shaquille O’Neal’s face as he heard the news that further validated his place in Lakers lore.After laughing on set with Jimmy Kimmel on Jan. 28, 2016, ABC’s late-night television host showed O’Neal a rendition of a 1,200-pound, nine-foot statue the Lakers planned to unveil of the former superstar outside of Staples Center.O’Neal hardly viewed the moment as a slam dunk, even if the statue showed him throwing one down.“I thought it was a prank,” O’Neal recalled. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMinutes later, Lakers president Jeanie Buss called O’Neal to insist it wasn’t. O’Neal choked up when he realized the Lakers would honor him with his likeness in bronze after winning three of his four NBA titles in a since-retired No. 34 purple-and-gold uniform.“I wanted as many people to see it and experience Shaq’s reaction than just me,” Buss said. “I knew it would really mean something to him. It was so everybody could see how truly excited and humbled he was we’d have a statue for him.”Before the Lakers (20-51) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (28-42) on Friday at Staples Center, more people will be part of O’Neal’s big night, beginning at 2 p.m. with a street festival that is free and open to the general public.Then at 4 p.m., numerous Lakers guests — including a former coach (Phil Jackson), a former executive (Jerry West), a Hall of Fame center (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and former teammates (Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Gary Payton, Devean George, Brian Cook) — will witness the unveiling of O’Neal’s statue, which will be suspended 10 feet above the ground at Star Plaza.They will see a statue of a towering big man sharing the same space with other Lakers luminaries, including a dazzling point guard (Magic Johnson), a late colorful announcer (Chick Hearn), an accomplished player and executive known as Mr. Clutch (West) and another dominant center that relied on a skyhook (Abdul-Jabbar).center_img “I never thought I’d get a statue. There’s a lot of Lakers greats who deserve a statue,” O’Neal said. “So when they put my name in there, I thought it was awesome. I have great emotions. I want to thank the Buss family and the Lakers organization.”The statue “summed up perfectly the power that he played with,” as Fox said. With O’Neal collecting a regular-season MVP and three Finals MVPs since the Lakers acquired him as a free agent in 1996, Fisher observed “there’s really no debate on what type of things should happen” in the Lakers’ honoring O’Neal. When construction broke ground at Staples Center in 1998, Buss said O’Neal agreed to be part of the photo-op after AEG officials promised they would erect a statue for him following his NBA career.‘One bad time’O’Neal’s unveiling validated AEG’s clairvoyance on his accomplishments with the Lakers. But his statue also represents how he reconciled with the Lakers after he was traded to the Miami Heat following the 2004 NBA Finals loss to Detroit.“The Buss family has done a lot for me and we’ve had great times together,” O’Neal said. “We had a million great times and probably one bad time. The million great times are the times we always remember and the times that count.”O’Neal did not always harbor those sentiments in the 2003-04 season in what eventually marked his final year with the Lakers.O’Neal said he had already felt pressure to win an NBA championship that season after the Lakers acquired Karl Malone and Payton, veterans anxious to collect their first ring after failing to do so elsewhere. O’Neal also felt financial pressure to perform amid uncertainty the Lakers would grant him a contract extension.So during an exhibition game, O’Neal saw the Lakers’ late owner Jerry Buss at his courtside seat and yelled, “Now you gonna pay me?”Said O’Neal: “I wish it could’ve played out where I played out here forever. But business is business.”Said Jeanie Buss: “My dad never took that personally. You can’t in this business.”That backdrop coincided with other issues with the Lakers. Malone became hampered with season-long knee issues. Bryant faced sexual assault charges that were eventually dropped. Bryant and O’Neal bickered as always. The Lakers then lost in five games to the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals.“There was a lot of tension around,” Fisher said. “It was not just about winning a championship. It was more about the future as opposed to the present. That’s not necessarily why we lost. You have to give the Pistons credit for the way they performed. But that’s one of the reasons we weren’t able to collectively get ourselves together as a team and figure out a way to get the series.”As a result, the Lakers went into rebuilding mode. Among the principal moves was the late Jerry Buss not signing O’Neal to a long-term contact. Jeanie Buss reiterated the reasons had nothing to do with O’Neal’s feud with Bryant or frustrations with a season ending without a championship parade.“With Dr. Buss, it really was a money thing,” Jeanie Buss said. “I know everybody wants to read into every other aspect of it. But if Shaq had said he would stay for a dollar, he would still be on the team. It wasn’t about running him out. It was that he wanted and he was eligible for a certain amount of money under the collective bargaining agreement that my dad wasn’t interested in paying. It was best for both parties to move along so Shaq could get what he wanted.”O’Neal maintained “he didn’t really want to get traded.” But he said his sentiments changed when then-general manager Mitch Kupchak said publicly the Lakers would make O’Neal available in trade talks. O’Neal then said he played a role in the Lakers trading him July 14, 2004, to Miami for Lamar Odom, Caron Butler, Brian Grant and a first-round pick. The Lakers re-signed Bryant the next day to a seven-year, $136 million deal.“With the way I was raised, I’m used to doing something different every four years,” said O’Neal, whose stepfather, Philip Harrison, served in the Army. “I looked at it that I spent two military tenures here in L.A. for eight years. Then it was time for me to do something else.”No hard feelingsThe trade did not stop O’Neal from criticizing his former team.When the Lakers missed the playoffs in 2005, O’Neal said, “I don’t regret [Jerry Buss] losing money.” O’Neal also described the former Lakers owner as someone who “parties with girls that are three times [younger].”Yet, Jeanie Buss said “there were no hard feelings between the two gentlemen.” The day the Lakers traded O’Neal, he said Jerry Buss met with him to explain his thought process.“I was doing the marketing thing and playing it up,” O’Neal said. “But there was never hard feelings.”That was not the case with all of the Lakers’ organization.O’Neal said he “never had a relationship with Mitch” and had never reconciled with the longtime general manager, whom Jeanie Buss replaced last month with Bryant’s former agent, Rob Pelinka. O’Neal and Bryant did not publicly make amends until sharing the All-Star MVP in 2009.Through it all, though, O’Neal said he “always stayed in close communications” with Jerry and Jeanie Buss. That included when O’Neal visited Jerry Buss at the hospital for over an hour during the 2012-13 season. Then, O’Neal told the late Lakers owner, “I want to be remembered as a Laker. I want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Laker.”“That meant a lot to my dad,” Jeanie Buss said.In what Jeanie Buss considered “bittersweet,” the Lakers retired O’Neal’s jersey on April 2, 2013, about three months after her father passed away. O’Neal then was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame last fall as a Laker.And on Friday, his towering presence will loom over Staples Center again in bronze form.“I knew at some point, they would be able to come back and celebrate that time together,” Fox said. “He was such a big presence in L.A. and he’s such an entertainer. This is an entertaining town and the entertainment capital of the world. So it’s only right this town would remember him and celebrate his time as a Laker.”It sounds like O’Neal will dig it.“I love Jeanie; I love this organization. I love this city. I love this building,” O’Neal said. “We had some great times here.”last_img read more

SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey gold

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The match went into overtime after a tied game at 7-7. Neither side scored in the extra five minutes, sending the game into a shootout.The Philippines, which has defeated Singapore and Indonesia, will face Thailand for the ice hockey gold on Thursday .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The sport is being played for the first time in the regional games. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datucenter_img PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The Philippines’ team competes with Malaysia’s team (black) during Ice Hockey round robin of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYThe Philippines gets a crack at the ice hockey gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after staying undefeated in three matches.The Filipinos’ biggest win yet was 2-1 victory over host Malaysia in penalty shootout Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)last_img read more

Mother pleads for assistance to keep son alive

first_imgA mother is pleading for assistance for her dying son, who is currently in a critical condition at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital in need of AB+ blood.Vishnu Singh, 24, of Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), has been lying at the hospital for the past three days.According to his mother, Bibi Singh, the young man visited Bartica for a few days but returned with flu-like symptoms.On the third day of his illness, he was rushed to the private city hospital where a blood test was done; he was administered saline and then sent home.Vishnu SinghThe woman relayed that two days later, as his illness worsened, he was again rushed to the private city hospital where the first process was repeated.However, Vishnu had to be rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where according to Singh; he was given a Panadol and sent home.He then had to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where a blood test was again done; he was given saline and sent home.Singh told Guyana Times that her son’s body started to swell which prompt her to contact a pharmacist for advice.She was advised to take Vishnu to the St Mercy Hospital which she immediately did.It was there that Vishnu was finally diagnosed with malaria. However, as much time was wasted, his condition had become critical.She further added that according to the doctors, Vishnu’s blood is critically low.He was however, given six portions of platelets which have moved his blood range from a 10 to a 23.However, this is not nearly enough to save his life. Singh told Guyana Times that currently, Vishnu’s skin is yellowing and he is unable to eat.The woman, who is a teacher, is calling for urgent assistance to save the life of her eldest child.She noted that the hospital bill is $80,000 a day; one which she cannot afford to pay. As such, she is pleading for persons with AB+ blood to assist her by donating to the St Joseph Mercy Hospital.For further contact with the family, persons are asked to contact Bibi Singh on telephone number 666-8394.last_img read more