Dulay Port of Entry Lacks Basic Facility

first_imgThe Dulay Port of Entry in Nimba County is said to be without any basic facilities to aid the work of security forces in their fight against crime and efforts to collect government revenue.During the  December 29 confidence-building border patrol exercise across Nimba, headed by Nimba Police Superintendent Tito Loden, it was discovered that since the Dulay Border office’s construction in 2010 by the UNMIL Quick Impact project, it is yet to be fully equipped with office supplies for effective operation.The border, which has two entry points from The Ivory Coast, is manned by two immigration officers with a customs officer assigned to collect government revenue.The Commander at Dulay Port, Anthony Lowleh, said, “We have only two officers assigned here, and have no  to logistical support to effectively do our work.”Dulay Port of Entry has been one of the leading rural ports in Nimba, prior to the 14-year civil war.It has two entry areas with one custom post or office where all security apparatuses responsible for revenue collection and other border security activities, are assigned.There is no sign of any form of collection of government revenue owing to what the citizens as well as the BIN officers label as poor road conditions.“The bridge linking one leading Ivorian town to Liberia is said to have collapsed; making it difficult for cars to reach main crossing-points for goods,” one of the citizens from Dulay told this paper.The confidence building border patrol was intended to ensure security along the border to enhance coordination and collaboration with the citizens in fighting crime.It is a self-initiative program organized by the local authorities in Nimba and backed by UNMIL.The Nimba Security Council last month began a security patrol across Liberia to ascertain unfolding security situations at the borderline in Nimba County.In November the security team visited, Behwalay, the home of former SSS Director Benjamin Yeaten, and other bordering towns around Buutuo.Dulay is strategic security point because it is situated at the border with both Ivory Coast and Guinea on the Eastern side of Mount Nimba. It is also significant because of the role it played during the civil crisis in 1992; back then a splinter group of rebels under the moniker of the “Nimba Defense Council” used the bordering area to invade Nimba to dislodge Charles Taylor’s NPFL from the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CCJ dismisses Guyana land appeal case

first_img– cites fraudulent saleThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday dismissed a Guyana land appeal in the matter of Chee Yiu Kwang and another vs Tsui Yokkei on the basis of a fraudulent sale and transfer of a Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) property.In dismissing the appeal, the CCJ agreed with, and upheld the decision of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Guyana in the matter.The dispute arose out of successive sales of a property at Bartica, which had been originally owned by Chee Yui Kwang (Kwang) and occupied by Tsui Yokkei (Cheekee).Kwang orally agreed to sell the property to Cheekee, who began making payments in this regard. Kwang subsequently sold and transferred ownership of the Bartica property to Millicent Murray. Cheekee commenced an action in the High Court of Guyana on the basis that the transaction between Kwang and Millicent was fraudulent.Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled in favour of Cheekee, holding that the actions of Kwang and Murray amounted to fraud under section 22(1) of the Deeds Registry Act (the Act)1. Kwang was ordered to transfer ownership of the property to Cheekee upon receipt of the full balance due on the property.Both Kwang and Millicent appealed the decision at the Court of Appeal, which affirmed the ruling of Justice Chang.In bringing the matter to the CCJ, Kwang sought to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal of Guyana.The CCJ held that the circumstances of the subsequent sale of the Bartica property to Murray clearly fell within section 22(1).The fact that Kwang sold the property to Murray and transferred ownership to her when she was fully aware of Kwang’s agreement of sale with Cheekee made Murray a participant in the breach of the agreement and privy to the fraud committed by Kwang.The CCJ therefore dismissed the appeal and ordered that the transport (transfer of ownership) of the disputed property be passed to Cheekee. The court was presided over by Justice Nelson along with Justices Saunders,Hayton and Rajnauth-Lee. Rajendra N Poonai, Devindra Kissoon and Naresh Poonai appeared on behalf of the Appellants and Mohabir Anil Nandlall and Manoj Narayan appeared on behalf of the respondent.last_img read more

Driver involved in porter’s death gets station bail

first_imgLinden fatal accidentThe driver of the container truck which crushed to death a Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) porter o death in Linden last Saturday was placed on $200,000 station bail after spending 72 hours in the.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord has indicated that legal advice would be sought on how to further proceed with the matter. Twenty-five-year-old Jovon Jommol Anthony, of 44 Prince Williams Street, Plaisance, was killed after he was pinned by the truck on which he was working in the vicinity of the Kara toll booth, Mackenzie, Linden.The incident occurred at approximately 13:00h on the day in question. Enquiries revealed that the motor lorry, driven by a 28-year-old of Triumph, ECD, was at the time proceeding along the Kara Kara Public Road with Anthony on board.The motor lorry, GSS 1407, along with trailer # TMM 2242, was proceeding east along the northern side of the road when the now deceased man disembarked to pay the toll.Dead: Jovon Jommol AnthonyAfter doing so, he reportedly jumped back onto the lorry’s gas tank situated on the left side of the front section while the vehicle was still in motion.Anthony lost his grip and then fell into the path of the lorry and was run over by the vehicle’s trailer.He was later pronounced dead on the spot by a doctor attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).last_img read more

Anticipating rocketing enrollment, district plans five new schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe 11-school district currently enrolls about 8,700 students. The growth is being fueled by housing construction already occurring or planned near Sundown School, near 60th Street West and Avenue J-8, and in northwest Lancaster In southwest Palmdale, there are the Anaverde and Ritter Ranch master-plan communities. The district thinks it will initially need to build another elementary school in Sundown School’s attendance area, a middle school in Ritter Ranch, two elementary schools to serve the Del Sur master-plan community in northwest Lancaster, and an additional elementary school in the Rancho Vista and Esperanza schools’ attendance area. Two developer-built schools are planned for the Anaverde development. The master plan also calls for modernizing Cottonwood and Rancho Vista schools, Rossall said. LANCASTER – The Westside Union School District’s master plan for schools and facilities calls for building five more schools to house a student population that’s expected to nearly double to 15,000 students in the next five years. The plan indicates the biggest growth will occur in the areas of west Lancaster and southwest Palmdale, where home construction is booming, and calls for reopening Neenach School, a remote campus that closed in 2002 because of low enrollment and high utility costs. “All of our schools will continue to grow. Those two areas will have (the) most significant growth,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. The plan was reviewed last week by trustees, who will take action on the plan’s recommendations at the next board meeting, Rossall said. The district plans to finance the school construction and improvements using a combination of sources, including a $67.5 million bond measure that the district hopes voters will approve in the June election. Other funds will come from special tax districts, developer fees and the state, Rossall said. The master plan projects reopening Neenach School in two to three years. “At some point in time Del Sur School will be impacted with a lot of students. We should have experienced growth to open that school,” Rossall said. Neenach will offer kindergarten through eighth-grade, with an estimated enrollment of 110 students when it opens. In northwest Lancaster, the Rancho Del Dur development will contain 1,925 homes between avenues G and H and 95th and 110th Streets West. Other projects are planned along 90th Street West on both sides of Avenue I and between 80th and 90th Streets West along Avenue H, Rossall said. The district plans to use the design for Esperanza School, an elementary school which opened in August 2003, as a model for future schools. “Our plan is to reuse the same plan over and over again. It’s value-engineered already, and it’s got most of the kinks worked out of it,” Rossall said. The model for middle schools will be Hillview Middle School, Rossall said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Lady Captains Day -Mrs Mary Farragher-12th July70 ladies competed for the Lady Captains prize on Saturday in spite of the adverse weather conditions, challenging tees and pin positions. Compliments were showered on Lady Captain Mary for the magnificent presentation table, which had a black & white theme, and had been assembled with the help of Violet from Magee of Donegal. Accolades were also paid to Mary Meehan and Mary McGlynn for the numerous flower arrangements and in particular for the bunker composition in the Ladies locker room which used wild flowers, grasses, sand and beech branches from the course. In her speech Mary complimented the staff, and the volunteers who give of their time to help make Donegal Golf Club the magnificent club it is today.Mary Gillen, who represents the ladies on the Management Committee, was the popular winner with a super score of 70 net. Clare Paasch, from Germany, who with her family spends her holidays in Donegal was the runner up with 74nett. Last years winner Mary McLaughlin had to be content with 3rd placing this year and Maeve Marnane who plays her golf in Black Bush and Donegal was 4th. A competition was held for the junior girls a few weeks ago and this was won by Sophie Carr who had 19pts for 8 holes with Ella Pearmain in 2nd place with 12pts.Results:1st Mary Gillen (31) 70nett 2nd Clare Paasch (36) 74nett3rd Mary McLaughlin (19) 75nett4th Maeve Marnane (28) 76 netCategory 1: Mary Walsh (18) 77 netCategory 2: Maureen McKean (25) 78nett Category 3: Mary T. Martin (34) 76 netFront 9: Máirín McCartney (36) 34 nettBack 9: Audrey Johnston (29) 36.5nettPast Lady Captain: Jane Brown (25) 76 net Committee: Margaret Buckley (28) 79 netTeam Captain; Geraldine Gorman (16) 80 net9 Hole competition: Mary ThomasJuniors:1st Sophie Carr 19pts2nd Ella Pearmain 12 pts15 hole competition for MenWinner – Gerry Forde7th July – 18 holes stableford – Open Competition-Sponsor: Twist DesignIt was a clean sweep by visitors for the Open Day.1st Rose Treacy Castlehume (29) 32pts BOT2nd Cora O’Rourke (26) Co Sligo 32pts3rd Anne Cullen (14) Omagh 28ptsCongratulation to the Miele Team captained by Geraldine Gorman who defeated Ballyliffen on the 7th July. 2 matches were won in Ballyliffen. The 3rd match was won in Donegal, with the 4th match called in.8th July – 18 holes stableford- Sponsor: Britton InsuranceDorothy Woods, who played on the winning Miele team on the Monday, was the winner of the Britton Insurance sponsored competition with 35pts. Last year’s Lady Captain Jane Brown was runner up with 34pts and in 3rd place was Audrey Johnston on the same score.1st Dorothy Woods (12) 35pts2nd Jane Brown (25) 34pts BOT3rd Audrey Johnston (29) 34pts4th Catherine Conneely (20) 33pts BOTFront 9 Kathleen Fox (21) 19ptsBack 9 Ger Breslin (27) 19pts9 hole Competition1st Maureen Childs (15) 18pts BOT2nd Rosemary Carr (22) 18ptsUpcoming competitions.20th & 22nd July – 18 holes stableford – Sponsored by La Bella Donna.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 13th of July – Sponsored by Kelly’s Sales & Service.Mathew Shovlin has shown a return to form in recent weeks following an enforced layoff earlier in the year. On a day of good scoring, he had two shots to spare over Colum O’Rourke (2nd) and Michael (D) Gallagher (3rd) with Maurice Campbell one shot further back and Bobby O’Shea taking the gross.Results:1.Matthew Shovlin (19) 42pts,2.Colm O’Rourke (12) 40pts, (BOT)3.Michael (D) Gallagher (11) 40pts,4.Maurice Campbell (12) 39pts.Gross: Bobby O’Shea (7) 32pts.Upcoming Competitions.Next weekend’s competition Sponsored by La Bella Donna will be Singles Stableford and played over Saturday 19th July and Sunday the 20th of July.Thursday SpecialsWe have now past the halfway point of the season and the race for player of the year is starting to heat up, Frank O’Donnell is now leading the way having overtaken early pace setter Bob Dore who moved down one spot. The leader board is on display in the Locker Room.This week’s winner was Matt Shovlin with 34pts, 2nd place went to Mark Butler with 32pts on a break of tie from our treasurer Brian Boyle who was 3rd also 32pts. Our chairman Aiden Cassidy was 4th with 30pts on a break of tie, showing that has recent enforced break from the Thursdays due to work commitments did not have a negative impact on his golf.Frank O’Donnell had the best 1st 9 with 22pts and not for the first time this year Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best past player with 32pts.Chairman’s day is on Thursday, 31th July.Presentation Night Friday 18th July. – Mixed Scramble (15 holes) in aid of St Vincent De Paul SocietyPresentation of prizes for sponsored competitions takes place on Friday the 18th of July at 9.30pm. A Mixed Scramble in aid of St Vincent De Paul takes place during the day over 15 holes.Social Mixed ForesomesWinners on the 11th of July were Doreen Brown, Bernie Finn, Mary McGonigle and Matthew Shovlin.GOLF NEWS: MARY GILLEN WINS THE LADIES CAPTAINS PRIZE AT MURVAGH was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgKRIS COMMONS SCORED THE FIRST GOALFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN SWEDEN: CELTIC gave their hopes of a place in the Champions League groups a superb boost tonight with a 2-0 away win against Helsingborgs.Goals from Kris Commons in the second minute and Georgios Samaras in the 75th saw off the plucky hosts, who were the better side for much of the first half but were outplayed by Neil Lennon’s side in the second period.Having beaten HJK Helsinki in Finland in the previous round, Celtic have now won back-to-back away matches in this season’s competition. That’s no mean feat – considering our form in Europe in recent years.There’s no doubt the home side deserved more from this game; but it’s goals that count and for Celtic keeper Forster was in outstanding form.As the Swedes pushed forward towards the end, Celtic could have scored two more.Second half substitute James Forrest was superb; running endlessly on the right wing, and forcing back any threat from Helsingborgs on their left wing. He had a shot himself parried.Forrest also set up a header for Ledley but his effort just slipped over the bar – and Samaras was through on the keeper but curled his shot wide.And just before the end, another silky run led to a chance for Charlie Mulgrew whose shot from the edge of the area smashed against the crossbar.“I don’t think we’ve cracked it yet,” said manager Neil Lennon afterwards on winning two away matches on the trot.“We are very grateful for the two goals and a clean sheet. Kris Commons was priceless for us tonight. He has started the season extremely well. “We were much better in the second half; Forrest was superb and that made a big difference.“But the job is only half-done; so we have to be careful in the second leg, but of course I’m very happy.”CELTIC: Forster; Matthews, Rogne, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Commons, Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Samaras; HooperSubs: Zaluska, Wilson, Lustig, Chalmers, McCourt, Forrest, WattTHE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC SECURE SUPER AWAY WIN IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC SECURE SUPER AWAY WIN IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUElast_img read more

Fight over grocery heats up

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Research supports establishing a Latino market to anchor Valencia’s oldest shopping center, but officials with Vallarta Supermarkets wouldn’t say if the company has cut a deal to open a local store. “We’ve looked at the demographics,” said John Marquiss, who works in the company’s real estate and financial department. “They support a store. We wouldn’t put it there if they didn’t.” Marquiss’ comments came Tuesday night at a Santa Clarita City Council meeting where residents near the Old Orchard shopping center implored City Council members to block Vallarta’s rumored move to the center, to replace an abandoned Albertsons. City Attorney Carl Newton said the city has no “appropriate means of influencing the decision” regarding tenants. “Any influence by the city is inappropriate,” Newton said. “It could be the basis for a cause of action.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The leasing agent for the shopping center said an exhaustive search for prospective tenants has yielded no takers among the upscale markets he contacted. Residents say they want a Gelson’s, Bristol Farms or a Trader Joe’s. Tim Crissman, president of Crissman Commercial Services, said he initially had some concerns about a Vallarta market occupying the spot. After visiting several Vallarta markets in other cities, talking to his developer clients who have done business with the company and talking with Vallarta officials, no doubts remain, he said. “I am firmly convinced that they’re the right choice that will serve the community,” he said Wednesday. Crissman declined to provide further details, saying only “While there’s been a meeting of the minds, there are many steps to going forward before a store can reopen in that location.” Crissman’s family lives blocks from the shopping center. The residents had met Oct. 19 in a store in the shopping center at Orchard Village and Lyons Avenue, where they aired concerns, developed a united strategy for warding off the market and floated hopes of attracting a tenant they could embrace. Last week, Mayor Cameron Smyth said he had sent a letter to the chief executive officer of Trader Joe’s expressing his personal hope the company would occupy the boarded-up grocery store in the shopping center, vacated by Albertsons. On Tuesday, Smyth said he had sent the letter Oct. 2, before the efforts of those opposing the Vallarta market were known. Smyth said the city regularly sends recruitment letters to businesses. A Trader Joe’s spokeswoman said the company has no immediate plans for the area. “It is not on the schedule in the next two years,” said Alison Mochizuki. “Wooing is not a factor that goes into our decision to bring a Trader Joe’s into a city.” The aging Albertsons – whose approximately 35,000-square-foot store anchored Valencia’s first shopping center – closed in July, and a new 52,000-square-foot store opened several miles away in Saugus. Albertsons still holds the lease on the Valencia site, Crissman said. Albertsons spokeswoman Stacia Levenfeld would not comment on the company’s real estate transactions. The matter was not on the council’s agenda, but several speakers voiced their opinions for the market during a time set aside for public comments. Applause followed the comments of speakers on both sides. “The clients drawn to a Vallarta are not likely clients to patronize existing businesses,” said Josy Block, who voiced hopes for a high-end market. “If we do not feel safe, we will not continue to go to the center.” “We’re not ogres,” Marquiss said. “We don’t attract a bad clientele.” He said the comment made by one resident that the company buses in people to shop at its stores is mistaken. The prospect of the Vallarta market is “causing some tension in the neighborhood,” resident David Keating said. Newhall resident Belia Pellido said afterward she is gleaning the message that more than just the market is unwanted. “Just because we are Latin or Mexican, seems the reason why they do not want us here, not because we’re doing something bad,” she said. “It makes me uncomfortable to hear that.” Marquiss extolled the merits of the company and sought to dispel the notion the store would not be a good neighbor. Afterward, he would not confirm whether a deal has been sealed. A Vallarta market occupies the former site of a Costco store in a Burbank shopping center. The old Costco store was smaller than the current prototype. The owners of the center tore down the aging structure and replaced it with a new one. Burbank’s senior redevelopment program manager Jack Lynch said he was not aware of any conflict surrounding Vallarta’s opening in that location. A Stevenson Ranch resident said it is about time Vallarta sinks roots in Valencia. “We go to the Valley to buy products that help us enjoy diverse cuisine, products from Latin America and Mexico that we enjoy on a daily basis in our house,” said architect Miguel Renteria on Wednesday. Renteria is the president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a nationwide organization. “My wife goes on a weekly basis to Trader Joe’s to find products not found in Vallarta. We spend dollars in the Valley we could be spending in Santa Clarita.” Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255, judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Beauty: How to prepare for the perfect wax

first_imgBeautician Lorraine Quinn from Beauty at the Lodge Ballybofey gives tips on how to prepare for the perfect wax and the low down on Hollywood and Brazilian intimate waxing.Ah Summertime, the season of swimsuits, suntans and having to get waxed! When the weather heats up, clothes come off and everyone starts showing some serious skin.Everyone knows that shaving is a hassle. Shaving takes time, it’s an everyday ritual to keep those cactus-like legs at bay.Waxing is definitely the way to go! Brazilian and Hollywood waxes are my forte here at ‘Beauty at the Lodge’, as a specialist in this field and with over 10 years’ experience in Advanced Male and Female Intimate Waxing.I absolutely love waxing, I know it probably sounds a little sadistic but I pride myself on delivering the perfect waxing treatment to my clients, whilst always maintaining the utmost respect and professionalism.Waxing is one of our most popular treatments in the salon and during one month we will perform over 500 intimate waxes.However, I realise that not everyone is quite as au fait with the humble Brazilian and Hollywood wax as we are, and to be fair they do sound more like holiday destinations then treatments. So I thought I’d write this basic guide about the difference between them and also give you the answers to some frequently asked questions. Just in case any of our lovely clients who don’t currently have intimate waxing are too shy to ask, and also for any potential clients out there who may also be too shy to enquire!What is the difference between Brazilian and Hollywood Wax?A Brazilian Wax is where all the hair is removed from the labia, perineum and bottom. A ‘landing strip’ of hair is left on the mons pubis (the top of your pubic bone. This is usually a strip of hair (i.e a rectangular shape) but some clients prefer a triangle.A Hollywood Wax is where all the public hair is removed as well as from the mons pubis leaving you 100% bare down there/as naked as the day you were born!A Californian Wax is where the hair is removed from the inner thigh, sides of the bikini to form a tight thin strip of hair that runs from the mons pubis straight downCan I have Intimate waxing whilst pregnant?Yes, we specialise in Pregnancy waxing, from the moment you know up to the week you deliver. We have waxed countless newly pregnant and heavily pregnant ladies and we know the challenges that you experience, so our aim is to make the experience as quick and as simple as possible. This leaves you feeling clean and smooth which is not only great for during the birth but for the couple of weeks following.Waxing when pregnant is okay up to the week you deliverWhat to look for when choosing a salon for intimate waxing?ALL salons offer waxing but not all of them do it well. A Hollywood wax shouldn’t be intimidating nor should it be agonisingly painful. You want a salon that has expertise and experience in intimate waxing.You shouldn’t have to ask for thoroughness – you should be leaving a salon totally satisfied with your waxing, feeling smooth and clean as a whistle, having rebooked your next appointment.What should I expect at my first intimate waxing?If you are new to waxing you would have been patch tested prior to this appointment. On arrival, you will be asked to fill out a consultation form, just to make sure you are not contraindicated to any product being used throughout the treatment. You are then shown to a room, this you should find in a spotless, clinical condition. You will have a modesty towel laid out for you and some wipes.The main focus at this point is to relax you, make you feel as comfortable as possible. The treatment procedure will be explained up-front talking you through every step of the way. Full aftercare advice will be given on completion of your treatment.Does intimate waxing hurt?Pain thresholds are different for each person but our therapists are expertly trained in techniques that offer minimum discomfort when performing intimate waxing.How long does intimate waxing take?Depending on how much hair you have and which treatment you require, a waxing treatment can take from 15 mins to 45 mins for a Hollywood wax.How often will you need intimate waxing?Everyone is different, but 95% of our clients come in 4-6 weeks. Regular waxing sessions ensure that your hair grows back finer and thinner as the hair follicle has less grip on the hair.How old do you have to be to have intimate wax?Salons may differ, but we say 18 years old.Can I shave in between sessions?You can shave but this will knock out your waxing cycle because you will need at least 3 weeks regrowth for an intimate wax.How long would the hair have to be?So that the wax can do its job, you will need at least 3 weeks growth any shorter than that and you will not achieve a good result .First session the longer the hair, the easier to wax.Exfoliating is a must before your waxingExfoliating is key in the week or so leading up to your wax appointment. Exfoliating will slough off the top layer of skin, loosen up those wayward hairs and make their exit that much easier. Exfoliate your legs as though your life depended on it but light gentle circular movements to exfoliate the bikini area. (do not exfoliate or moisturise the day of your waxing treatment)Don’t mess with ingrowing hairsAs tempting as it might be, do not squeeze, pinch or otherwise terrorise these little bumps with tweezers. Once tormented they can become prone to infection. If you tend to suffer from ingrowing hairs, employ products that prevent ingrown hairs. We stock the fantastic Lycon X-It Spray and Anti Bump Foaming Gel which prevents ingrowing hairs. A 125ml bottle would last you 4/5 months and set you back €21. Well worth it to keep your skin silky smooth and bump free. This product is great for post shaving for men too.Don’t Shave…Just don’tWaxing is a commitment. Don’t just do it once and then never again. I mean you can, but that’s pointless.The hardest part about becoming a wax convert is dealing with hair growth between waxes. You may be tempted to shave but the longer you stick with waxing, the better it gets, really, if you wax once a month and never shave in between. Your hair will start growing way finer and way slower.We see a lot of clients who (now) only have to come for their waxing every 6 weeks because it’s worked so well.Plus, once you’re on board with the whole ‘set it and forget it’ mentality of waxing the idea of returning every second day to shaving will seem incredibly unappealing.Post Wax CareNo swimming, heat treatments, saunas sun beds, hot showers or baths for 24hrs after waxing. Avoid sun exposure ideally for 48 hrs after waxing. SPF sun protection is always recommended when exposing your newly-bare skin to the sun.Waxing for intimate areas is a treatment that gets more popular each year as more and more women discover the benefits. If you are considering intimate waxing but have concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to answer your questions.Lorraine xBeauty: How to prepare for the perfect wax was last modified: July 30th, 2017 by Lorraine QuinnShare 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:beauty at the lodgelorraine quinnlast_img read more

Medical Matters – Dealing with Sleeping Problems

first_imgContinuing our very popular series, Medical Matters, well-known GP Ciaran Roarty, deals with the issue of sleep of lack of it.Sleeping problems are very common and often affect people in many different ways.Up to 30% of the adult population can have sleep problems and sleeping difficulties are more common in women, children and over 65s. There is no “correct” amount of sleep because the amount of sleep needed varies throughout our life and also between people.For an adult 7-9 hours is recommended but we know that many people can range from 6-10 hours per night. Sleep in older people tends to be shorter, more restless and more easily disturbed but is should be refreshing nonetheless. This is because older people spend less time in “deep sleep”.There can be a number of causes of sleep problems. It can be related to our age, or medical conditons or sometimes to emotional disturbances. Depression, menopause, pain, breathing difficulties may all affect our sleep so it is worth discussing these with your doctor. Stress and anxiety will also affect our sleep.Unsuitable surroundings ( eg a bedroom that is too warm or a noisy room) and disrupted sleep routines ( eg shift working) can also play a role. There are different sorts of sleep problems eg not being able to fall asleep, not being able to stay asleep, poor quality sleep, sleeping too much or waking too early. We can have a mixture of these problems but knowing which can help your doctor advise you correctly.It is also sometimes possible to think we have a sleep problem when in fact we are getting enough sleep, albeit different to what we might be expecting.Looking for possible causes and trying to identify solutions is the first step in dealing with sleep difficulties. For example worring about not getting enough sleep may actually make things worse. Trying to find relaxation techniques such as slow deep breathing which reduces our heart rate and our cortisol levels (a hormone released when we are anxious) helps. Focusing or allowing ourselves daydream about something pleasant such as a recent relaxing holiday can also help. There are free online recordings on relaxation techniques.If getting up to the toilet frequently is an issue there may be a medical reason and it is worth getting that checked out. Pain should be treated. We know anxiety and depression and stress related sleeping difficulties are helped by getting help for these issues. Remembering the phrase “I will deal with this tomorrow” helps us steer our mind away from worrying thoughts at night.Sleep apnoea is a condition seen sometimes in people who are overweight. Snoring, pausing and gasping frequently during our sleep and daytime tiredness after an apparently good nights sleep may be suggestive of this. It can be treated with lifestyle changes, weight loss , alcohol reduction and sleeping on your side as well as other treatments. Your doctor can advise.GOOD SLEEP HABITS The techniques below have been proven to work but take time and hard effort. If you feel you are making little progress or the problem is getting worse then speak with your GP.1. Dont worry about sleep – you may actually be getting enough.2. Don’t nap during the day – it disrupts your natural rhythm.3. Improve your surroundings – take care of noise, light, electronic devices emitting lights, uncomfortable pillows or mattresses,incorrect room temperatures or noisy other half! Ear plugs or spare room may help.4. Food and drink – No caffeine near bedtime – eg coffee, tea, hot chocolate (contains caffeine) or coke. Malty drinks may help.5. Cigarettes – nicotine is a stimulant so no cigarettes ( or patches or gum) for at least 4 hours before bedtime if possible.6. Medicines – eg some asthma or migraine medicines can affect your sleep as they are stimulants. You can discuss these with your pharmacist or doctor. Sleeping tablets may help for a short while but often actually CAUSE sleep problems because they interfere with our sleep quality and sleep patterns. They should only be taken for a short while after discussion with your GP.7. Alcohol affects sleep quality and so it’s best to avoid large amounts close to bedtime.8. Develop a regular pattern – this helps the body know where it is. Avoid lying on more than an hour at the weekend. Develop a routine in the hour before you go to bed to wind down eg calming music, dim lights etc.9. Activity helps – but during the day. Dont exercise too near bedtime.10. Electronic devices can emit a blue light that stimulates the brain and affects melatonin production. They should be avoided in the hour before bedtime.11. Don’t go to be until you feel tired and get up if you are still awake after 20 minutes. Listen to relaxing music, read a book or have a milky or malty drink.12. Bed is for sleeping so don’t use it to watch tv, work on your laptop, eat or talk on the telephone.Be patient and try these suggestions which can improve your sleep. They may take hard work and it may be weeks to see an effect but they have been shown to help.The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns contact your own Doctor.Dr Ciaran Roarty MB BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG is a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111Doctors Dara Scally, Jimmy McDaid and Ciaran Roarty at their practice.Medical Matters – Dealing with Sleeping Problems was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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:doctorsDr Ciaran RoartyMedical columnMedical MattersScally McDaidsleeplast_img read more

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