U-I Hospitals add airplane to emergency fleet

first_imgThe Emergency Department at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City is now using and airplane to transport patients who need specialized care for serious injuries or illnesses. The chair of the Emergency Department Andrew Nugent, says the airplane gives them more range.“Our helicopter has a range of about 150 miles and we found that between that and weight restrictions and weather — it was kind of tough to get to all the patients that really wanted to come see us,” Nugent says. Doctor Nugent says the propeller drive airplane has a range of some 700 miles, and holds a bigger payload.*[dd215uiplane2] :07 :the university”*(as said)”We can take extra people and handle patients that have more acute illnesses, so they can come all the way to the university,” Nugent says. He says the airplane costs about the same as the helicopter to operate. It gives them an option for a different type of patient.“We’re looking for people who have been stabilized and need to be transferred to a tertiary center, ” according to Nugent.”Whereas the helicopter will a lot of times take patients who are actively needing resuscitation or intervention that maybe needs to happen on a much faster basis. But most of these patients that we’re moving with the airplane, we can take to the airport, we can transfer back to the hospital safely, and then care for them at the university.” Nugent says they expect the plane to be busy — and not just with flights to Iowa City.“We’re hoping that it’ll be used several times a week. And it won’t just be used by the university. There’s been a lot of demand for it to be used throughout the midwest. Some the Des Moines hospitals want to use it, Omaha,” he explains. “There really isn’t a lot of options right now for critical transport fixed wing.” He says they also have plenty of need at the U-I.“I think the primary focus for the first year anyway is going to be neo-nate runs — moving sick babies. But we can definitely move I-C-U patients as well,” Nugent says.The black and gold colored hospital plan joins the helicopter service which began transporting patients in 1979.last_img read more

Manu Carreño: “Leadership is the usual state of ‘El Larguero”

first_imgThe first thing is that we are very lucky to continue working. Then we have done what the authorities have told us. On TV and radio we hardly see each other. We talk more than ever on the phone and Whatsapp. Telephone meeting and from there the editors, filmmakers, documentary makers, work from home. I go to the set to present directly with a limited technical team. And the whole day goes through the telephone contact. And the same radio. I do the program from my house with the producer. I haven’t seen many of my colleagues in days and we have to think that only then will we recover normality. The radio has always had some privacy, magic because it is not seen. We have made radio in so many places. I always say from the central studies of Cadena SER in my house. You miss the study, the colleagues, the hustle, the guests … Assuming this we are doing well.What is being the hardest part of your confinement?Not being able to see the family. That is the hardest thing. Not being able to hug your father, your mother. Always be aware that they are well. Be very careful not to catch or spread because you do not know if you have it and you are asymptomatic … This in addition to seeing the tragedy. The cold data of each day. We must always be optimistic, but we still have …In the case of TV, how will it affect? Now there are video calls for everything. The new format of four sports He was betting more this season on the live connections of journalists from the newsroom and now directly from home. I think it’s okay for the editor to connect from home. It is another way. Video calls and connections have multiplied. We all comment that there will be a before and after this. I am sure that what we used to call teleworking now we see as something really effective and practical. When this happens, hopefully soon, maybe teleworking will be pulled much more, perhaps family life can be better reconciled with work.When does LaLiga return?Phew! Who knows! The important thing is not to put dates. I don’t understand every time Javier Tebas comes out saying that he will return at the end of April, May, the first of June, when we know this is absurd. It is true that soccer must return and that it is an industry, like so many others, that must recover. But this goes for priorities. And right now the priority is to listen to what Health says and save as many lives as possible. Soccer must wait for its moment. Like the rest. You have to come back yes. When I don’t know. What we have to ask is. Better that he return without an audience in the stands or not return if there is no audience? There are so many questions … And even if there is no public, will they all be safe? What if there is a case among footballers? That is the question that no one answers today. If we continue with this progression, maybe it could be played in the summer if Sanidad turns the traffic light green, but nobody responds. We will see.What do you think of the perpetual and systemic confrontation of the Federation, LaLiga and AFE?The fans are very tired. They don’t deserve this daily sainete. Everything should be much easier. There should be a will to reach an agreement and I think there is not. It happens because Thebes had many competencies that did not correspond to him, but he assumed them due to the neglect of functions in Villar’s time. Now the sparks fly. And in the middle is the AFE. The main loser is soccer and fans. Now we have much more serious problems in this country, but in football, if no solutions are found, it is obviously because there is no will to understand.How long in The spar?Until half past one tonight. (Laughs). I am strong and young and the team has years ahead. It is true that it is a great effort to combine television and radio, but time will tell. Until today I cannot be happier to share Mediaset Deportes Cuatro and Cadena SER. Good people, good professionals and with the bosses betting on this team and that is the most important thing.Message to your listeners.It is time to be united and we should listen to those who tell us. We are a generation that has lived without great problems, until now we have not had a great historical situation that stopped a country, that stopped the world. And also what I say to myself. Have patience, be strong and hope that the radio will be your company. We are doing well. And if the radio company is of any use to them, El Larguero will be there to get out of this together.Radio as therapy.Yes sir. In The spar. There we will pass consultation. From 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Each night. The pulse of Spanish radio for sports nights continues in style. This is how Manu Carreño, director of The spar from Cadena SER, who talks to AS about the EGM data that places its leading program with 773,000 listeners. Pulse with The Partidazo COPE, the role of the media in the alarm state and the return of the competition they also focus interest until reaching a conclusion: radio as therapy.Congratulations on EGM. The spar return to leadership.We are very happy with the data, with seeing that we do a job that compensates and seeing The spar leader, but above all for keeping the SER listeners company. We always work to be the leading program.Exclusive information and audios help.Yes. In the case of the audios of the meeting between Rubiales, Tebas and Aganzo, we asked them to the Federation and it passed them to us with authorization to issue them. News and exclusives are a priority. Like Casillas’s or Cholo and the Monkey Burgos, which will separate at the end of the season. Like so many others. We bet on entertaining, but the big bet is information. When we count something, he goes to mass.Were you worried about the previous wave? What has changed?It is still the same program. With a lot of information, good vibes and protagonists. We try not to fall into euphoria when we win six to zero or when the result is not so bulky. We have been at SER for a few years and with the peace of mind that at the time of Sports Carousel we were always leaders and at the time of The spar practically everything has gone very well. I think you shouldn’t come up when you’re leading, which is the usual state of The spar.Are you obsessed with data?I always say that I live more concerned with the daily program than with the data. And on television the same. It is a question of a trajectory and sustained leadership, data that is important, that satisfies, but that sincerely has never been an obsession. The fact of being in SER and knowing that it is the leading team means that you are not obsessed with data either. But neither now nor before. We are calm and we have no motto beyond making a good program every day. It is the same we will have tonight. It is about doing a good job and with this the data simply arrives.How do you see the pulse with The Partidazo from COPE?I respect the competition, I wish him the best and, at the same time, that he does a little worse than us, but I think about my program. We all want to win and only one wins. The results are worth to us right now. I am very happy at SER with a team that by talent, projection and age is the team of the present and the future of sports radio. Pacojó, Garrido, Gallego, Romero, Meana, Talavera, Laura Martínez, the commentators … We are a happy family at SER. We will have better and worse moments. That is what worries me.Due to the alarm state the AIMC canceled the second wave of the EGM. What do you think?So many activities stopped that this is the least important. The important thing is to continue making radio. The data, if it is not now, will be later. I have never criticized EGM, but this always happens with the referee. It is easy. The rules of the game are the same as always and we all accept them in general. If we don’t like the rules, I understand that we don’t like them now or ever. You will like them more or less, but they are the ones we have.What role does sports radio play at the moment?This country has always been and will be very radio. Now more than ever. The media must be more sensitive. Every day there is a cold death toll. And behind a family. You try to inform, it is the right thing to do, but you know we play the role of accompanying. We have the feeling of always accompanying and now you also have the feeling that there are more people listening to the radio. And it will be reflected in the data.How does the alarm state affect you in your day to day?last_img read more

English Premier League Reviews

first_imgLEICESTER CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 0GOAL:-LEICESTER: ULLOA 89th.Leonardo Ulloa’s 89th-minute goal means Leicester remain two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and deny Norwich a deserved draw. Ulloa slid in at the far post to convert Marc Albrighton’s cross at the end of an otherwise poor Foxes display. Norwich had the better chances, Cameron Jerome heading wide and Nathan Redmond off target from distance.SOUTHAMPTON 1 CHELSEA 2GOALS:- LONG 42nd. CHELSEA: FABREGAS 75th; IVANOVIC 89th.Chelsea came from behind to beat Southampton with a late Branislav Ivanovic header. Shane Long pounced on a Baba Rahman error before clipping a shot over keeper Thibaut Courtois. Diego Costa volleyed wide for Chelsea, but the visitors equalised when a Cesc Fabregas cross crept in. Chelsea finished strongly and Ivanovic headed in from a Willian corner.STOKE CITY 2 ASTON VILLA 1GOALS:- STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC PEN 51st, 56th. VILLA: BACUNA 79th.Marko Arnautovic’s double gave Stoke a deserved victory as Aston Villa’s slim hopes of avoiding relegation suffered another blow. The Austrian opened the scoring with a penalty after Ashley Westwood brought down Phil Bardsley. He set up his second with a looping header, which he then chested in. Leandro Bacuna’s late goal gave Villa hope of an unlikely point, but the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club remain eight points from safety.WATFORD 0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0Watford and Bournemouth both missed good chances as their contest at Vicarage Road finished goalless. Hornets’ striker Odion Ighalo had the best of those opportunities when his header from eight yards sailed over the bar. He also fired over the bar from 12 yards from a quick free kick and forced Artur Boruc into an early save. The Cherries went close through Max Gradel, who made his first appearance since a ligament injury in August.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3CRYSTAL PALACE 2GOALS:- WBA: GARDNER 12th; DAWSON 20th; BERAHINO 31st. PALACE: WICKHAM 48th, 80th.Saido Berahino scored his first Barclays Premier League goal since October as West Bromwich Albion held on to win against Crystal Palace. The Baggies forward scored a cushioned volley from Stephane Sessegnon’s pass. That put the hosts in charge after Craig Gardner tucked in a rebound and Craig Dawson’s header. Connor Wickham scored twice to make it a nervy ending, but Palace’s winless league run now stretches to 10 games.WEST HAM UNITED 1 SUNDERLAND 0GOAL:- ANTONIO 30th.Michail Antonio allowed West Ham to extend their unbeaten home run to 13 games with a win over Sunderland, who missed the opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone. Michail Antonio’s first-half goal, his fifth in 15 starts for the club, proved the difference. The forward wove into the box and struck low into the bottom corner of Vito Mannone’s goal.last_img read more

Ruimveldt man admits to breaking into aunt’s store

first_imgA 33-year-old labourer who admitted to breaking into his aunt’s boutique and carting off a quantity of clothing, was on Monday remanded to prison.Orlando Rickett of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus. He admitted that on December 20, 2019, at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he broke and entered the boutique of Asha Gray and stole a quantity of luxury brand clothing valued $315,000 and $100,000.The court heard that the Virtual Complainant secured her boutique at about 13:00h and went out but upon her return, she noticed that the door was open.According to the prosecutor, upon entering the boutique the woman noticed several articles missing and reviewed the CCTV footage. It was then she realised that it was her nephew who went in and exited with the items. As such, she reported the matter to the police. He was remanded to prison and will be sentenced on January 20, 2020.last_img read more

Govt racks up $175M in expenses on CoIs

first_imgThe numerous Commissions of Inquiries (CoIs) launched by President David Granger have come at a hefty price of 5 million. Since 2015, Government has spent the sum on CoIs, including costs associated with paying members and Chairmen.This was revealed as a result of questions brought to the National Assembly by theNewly appointed GECOM Chairman, James Patterson was paid $500,000 as Chairman of the CoI into the prison disturbancespolitical Opposition. In his written responses to Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Minister of State Joseph Harmon provided the costs for 11 CoIs.In the case of the 2015 CoI into the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), it was disclosed that $51.8 million was expended. This included a payment of $1.9 million to the Chairman and $2.4 million to all members except Professor Clive Thomas.The CoI into the public service cost taxpayers $40.1 million, with the Chairman and member being paid approximately $500,000 each. The 2016 CoI into the education sector cost $26.7 million, with the Chairman receiving $4.8 million and members receiving $2.4 million.The CoI into the 2016 prison disturbances cost $12.2 million, with Chairman James Patterson being paid $500,000. The other members were paid $350,000.Chairman of the GuySuCo CoI, Vibert Parvatan, was paid $1.9 millionThe CoI into last year’s fire at the Drop-in Centre cost $1.3 million, with the Chairman being paid $350,000. Inquiries into conditions of veterans and the discovery of a foreign aircraft at Yapukari cost $14.8 million and $8.3 million respectively; while the Chairman of the former pocketed $750,000, and no individual payment for the second.The inquiry into allegations made against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unity by Barry Dataram cost $1 million, with $500,000 being paid to the Chairman. Harmon also detailed in his response that the CoI into the October 2016 collapse of a mining pit that killed Keon Wilson cost $5.1 million. The Chairman was paid $750,000.In the case of the inquiry into the release of a private vessel in Guyana’s waters, a total of $8.2 million was spent. The Chairman was paid $550,000, while the members were paid $500,000.Harmon also revealed that $5.4 million was spent on the CoI into the presidentialChairman of the Education CoI, Ed Caesar, pocketed $4.8 millionassassination plot, with the Chairman pocketing $500,000.Value for moneyGovernment has for some time faced accusations that it ignored recommendations made in some of these very CoIs; such as the inquiry into the state of GuySuCo.Among other things, this CoI had produced recommendations that no estate be closed. Government has in fact already stated it will forge ahead with closing all estates except Blairmont, Uitvlugt and Albion, thus rendering this piece of advice redundant.In the CoI into the 2016 prison disturbances, which saw 17 inmates losing their lives in a fire, it was found that the combination of overcrowding, uncomfortable and unhygienic confinement were all ideal conditions for epidemics for gangs to prosper and to propagate discontent.Moreover, the CoI found that reducing numbers in prison to manageable levels isRetired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe, pocketed $500,000 to chair the CoI into the assassination plot against President Grangerthe single most important priority for establishing safe, humane and purposeful prisons.It was further noted that repeat offenders have increased by over 100 per cent, “indicating not only a waste of taxpayers’ dollars but also the need for a more comprehensive and structured partnership within the wider justice system.”In order to effect a reduction in the prison population, the report had been specific in explaining what needed to be done. For one, it had recommended Government move to abolish mandatory minimum sentences and decriminalise possession of minimum amounts of marijuana for personal use.There were also recommendations for avoiding remand in the case of low-level, non-violent offenders; for the Judiciary to employ non-custodial sentences in all cases of possession – such as treatment, educational opportunities or community service – that are available to those involved in other types of offences. But despite the emphasis in the CoI report on reducing numbers, it was revealed at the time of the disastrous fire earlier this year – which gutted the prison – that over 1000 prisoners were being housed at the prison, with a contingent out on labour duty. The Camp Street Prison was originally built to house half that number. When Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels was asked about the progress made in implementing the recommendations from last year, he said money just was not there to implement the major recommendations.last_img read more

2 Govt Ministers facing misconduct, corruption charges

first_img….ordered to appear in court within 2 weeksBy Yanalla DalrympleTwo senior People’s National Congress officials and A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change Government Ministers serving on President David Granger’s Cabinet are now facing financial misconduct and corruption charges which were filed privately on Thursday, by sitting Opposition legislators.Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall and Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs), Bishop Juan EdghillThe Ministers facing the private action are Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, who also served as Guyana’s Health Minister after Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs), Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat on Thursday morning filed a criminal case at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The matter which was heard before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan saw former Attorney General Anil Nandlall representing the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians.The two Ministers are being accused of “misconduct in public office” by parliamentarians Vickram Bharrat and Juan Edghill.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe court heard that Minister Volda Lawrence, while being and performing the duties of Public Health Minister of the Government of Guyana, between January 16, 2017 and February 16, 2017, wilfully misconducted herself in a way which amounted to an abuse of public trust without reasonable excuse or justification.Moreover, Lawrence is accused of authorising the unapproved single sourcing and purchase of drugs and medical supplies for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation from ANSA McAL Trading Limited, for the excessive sum of $605,962,200.Norton, on the other hand, is also accused of wilfully misconducting himself in a way which amounted to an abuse of public trust without reasonable excuse or justification, when he authorised or caused the rental, of the property known as and situated at 29 Sussex Street Albouystown, in the city of Georgetown from Linden Holdings Incorporated, a Limited Liability Company, for the sum of $12,500,000, exclusive of VAT, per month, by way of a written Agreement of Tenancy at an excessive rate of rental.”Chief Magistrate McLennan has since granted two summonses for the respective Ministers, ordering them to appear before the court on April 24.On April 12, Government instituted legal proceedings against Dr Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington for what it says is “misconduct in public office: contrary to common law” as it pertains to the sale of three plots of State land.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has since labelled the charges “frivolous,” while defending his party’s members who he claims are men of integrity.last_img read more

Local dealer slams GRDB for “slackness” when assessing rice before export

first_img…as 70 tonnes of Guyana rice rejected by Jamaica…GRDB claims no White Cinderella rice shipped in 2019Guyana’s rice has been placed in the glare of scrutiny again, less than three months after several containers of rice were rejected by Panama for failing to meet stipulated requirements.This time Jamaica’s Industries, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry has confiscated 70 metric tonnes of White Cinderella rice because of high microbial content after reaching the country’s shores.Turhane DoergaAccording to reports by Jamaica Observer, the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division of the Ministry impounded some 1575 bags of rice. Jamaica Observer reported that the grains, which were exported by a local distributor, were inspected and was found to have signs of mould, clumping discolouration and wetting and as such, detained by a food storage inspector.These alarming discoveries ensured that a statutory detention notice was fixed, and samples were submitted to the division’s microbiology lab for testing. Jamaica Observer noted that the results from the tests demonstrated that the rice contained microbial levels which are beyond the accepted limits, thus making it inapt for human consumption.General Manager of the GRDB, Nizam HassanIn keeping with the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation (FSPI) Act (1958) and Regulations (1973), provisions were made for the rice to be disposed of after discussions with the importer, who is said to be a large-scale distributor from the island.This seizure is first for the year but an epidemic of poor quality rice exiting Guyana was seen in the recent months when Panama rejected some 20 containers of rice from Guyana back in September.This comes after the collapse of the lucrative PetroCaribe agreement between Guyana and Venezuela. The PetroCaribe deal was set to expire in November 2015, but Venezuela axed the rice deal months before the official due date. The agreement was sealed by the previous administration and was considered a profitable arrangement where oil could have been obtained through rice.The Spanish-speaking country has been reportedly importing rice from neighbouring Suriname.Downward spiralFormer Chief Executive Officer of Alesie Group, Turhane Doerga spoke to Guyana Times on Saturday about this new ordeal in the rice sector, where he expounded on loopholes within the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), the medium between farmers and exporters, resulting in these unfortunate events.According to him, the Board is mandated to keep tabs and conduct quality checks on all rice leaving the country. However, this is not abided by and the consequences are now being faced, as Guyana is given a “bad name” in a sector in which it once excelled.“It is very simple. The GRDB is an insult to all law-abiding rice people in this country. The rice was shipped from Guyana. Where was GRDB? The rice millers are everybody pay them so it is corruption. Bad rice is passing and it gives Guyana a bad name. This is my concern that again, Guyana is getting a bad name because the people who are paid to make sure that quality is shipped are not doing their jobs,” Doerga said.The miller made it clear that the international rice market is aware of these infringements in quality and chastised the rice Body for improper management, which has affected farmers significantly, especially since they now receive less for rice. The Rice Producer Association was also called out for not addressing these issues from the inception.“It’s in the international rice news and it’s sad because the country is getting a bad name. With the management that we have in the rice industry at this moment, farmers are getting far less for their paddy. The RPA which is supposed to be taking care of farmers interests is dead and the GRDB is an ongoing saga of corruption and the Minister is fast asleep.”He recalled the previous infringements in rice exportation and reminded that quality is not being taken as a priority. According to Doerga, Guyanese rice is superior in quality but this is not what is depicted in the exported goods due to slackness at all levels.The rice expert also highlighted the poor marketing strategy which the country has adapted, thus resulting in the evident “downward spiral”.“We had the Panama thing and then the Venezuela thing and it was all about quality. We have absolute top quality rice in this country so why are these things happening? To me, Guyana rice is being sold for whatever they can get so there is no proper marketing being done and it’s simply because the RPA which had to protect the farmers and fight for their rights is doing nothing. We’re in a downward spiral and this is really and truly bad. The farmers are the ones on the back end,” he explained.No shipmentWhen contacted, General Manager of the GRDB, Nizam Hassan stated that he learnt of the confiscation through media reports. According to him, efforts were made to contact the agency responsible for the shipment and the Board is yet to receive an answer.However, he maintained that no shipment was made from the said miller for this year. “There has been no shipment from that miller that uses that brand for 2019,” Hassan said.last_img read more

Zlatan out for a month, confirms Mourinho

first_imgHe had suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League and while he was expected to be out for at least a year, the Swede surprised many by returning a few months early.However, he will now be back in the treatment room having been taken off at half-time during the midweek 2-2 draw with Burnley, and wasn’t involved in the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday.After the Saints stalemate, Jose Mourinho said: “It is the same, a massive problem. He is a 37-year-old with a bad knee. Zlatan is one month out.”With Romelu Lukaku also out for some time after being stretchered off on Saturday, United have limited striking options ahead of facing Everton on New Year’s Day.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic pictured during the club’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Brussels on April 13, 2017MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be sidelined for a month with a knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.The 36-year-old only just recently returned to action after seven months out.last_img read more

Ings future ‘up in the air’ as Liverpool and Tottenham prepare for transfer fight

first_imgDanny Ings claims he does not know where he will be playing his football next season.The 22-year-old, who struck 12 goals for relegated Burnley in his debut Premier League season, will leave Turf Moor once his contract expires in June.The Clarets will be due compensation for their star man, which is likely to be in the region of £5million.Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the England Under-21 international, while Tottenham are understood to have registered their interest in the player.But Ings insists he has yet to decide on his next move, telling the Lancashire Telegraph: “My holiday’s the first thing on my mind. I’m looking forward to a bit of downtime and after that it’s going to be hard work again.“It’s going to be a short summer for me this year but I love football so I’d play it every day if I could. After that I’ll sit down with my agent and discuss my future then.“At the moment it’s all up in the air. I don’t know what’s going to happen.” 1 Danny Ings last_img read more

DOUBLE DELIGHT AS JIM AND YVONNE McGUINNESS HAVE TWIN GIRLS

first_imgHe may not have captured back-to-back All-Irelands but Jim McGuinness is celebrating on the double.The McGuinness family has grown bigger.The Donegal GAA boss was relieved after wife Yvonne gave birth to two bouncing baby girls.The girls arrived at Letterkenny General Hospital on Friday evening. Both new-born babies are said to be doing fine as is their solicitor mum Yvonne.It is not known yet what the couple have decided to call their new arrivals although it is understood they are considering naming them Bonnie and Aoibh.A friend said “Everyone is doing fine. There’s always a worry with a new baby arriving and that is doubled when you are expecting twins.“Thankfully everything went to plan and they now have two new lovely girls to add to their family.” The new arrivals means the young couple now have five young children – two boys and three girls.It’s certainly promises to be a busy household at the couples’ home in Portnoo.It will especially be busy for Yvonne with husband Jim working with Glasgow Celtic FC in Scotland up to four days a week.He has spoken before about how the couple could not have coped without the help of their family.McGuinness, from Glenties, has still to confirm if he is to continue on as Donegal boss after they were beaten by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final. The Donegal manager, who lost two brothers, Charles and Mark, says the loss puts family into perspective over sport.“I think it does make you stronger on one level – it also leaves you slightly vulnerable for the rest of your life.“The one positive I would say would be that it gives you a really, really strong perspective on your own life.“For me there’s nothing more important in my life than my family and my children. “That in many respects comes from the fact that I know what loss is and how much it can impact a family so every moment with my wife and children is very precious to me ” he said.EndsDOUBLE DELIGHT AS JIM AND YVONNE McGUINNESS HAVE TWIN GIRLS was last modified: September 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Jim McGuinnesstwinsYvonne McGuinnesslast_img read more