All about dignity

first_imgEmail Print AS YOUNG women, the Magdalens were stripped of their freedom, their dignity and even their names. They lost parents, children, siblings. Many of them were barely past childhood and some were still children but they were forced to endure a punishing regime of hard physical labour, verbal and physical punishments that could only be described as abuse and many had no idea when, or if, this living hell would open and release them.The vast majority were paid nothing for their work. And the McAleese report has revealed that the state had a hand in condemning about one-quarter of these women to this fate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While they were incarcerated in the laundries, they learned plenty about how to remove filth from dirty linen and how to iron and mend. But they got no other education or training and girls as young as twelve left their schoolbooks behind them forever when the doors of the laundry closed behind them.Some spent all their lives in these grim places but those who got out no doubt found there was no reward waiting for women who had no skills that would earn them anything other than minimum pay, if that.Having endured all that, the majority of the survivors are now elderly and are again reliant on the state to pay them a pension, often non-contributory and barely enough to exist. Certainly, not an amount that will give them choices about how to spend their golden years.In contrast, the civil servants who had a hand in condemning them to the laundries and a subsequent lifetime of nightmare memories retired on gilt-edged pensions that are more than enough to pay for golf club memberships and sun-drenched holidays.Certainly, the Magdalene women need an apology. But before even more of them end their days without some comforts, they need to be promptly and properly compensated.Above: A tombstone memorial to Magdalene laundry workers from the Good Shepherd Convent in Limerick. NewsLocal NewsAll about dignityBy admin – February 7, 2013 402 Twitter Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Previous articleFather on trial for sexual assault of family membersNext article“Opportunistic” Limerick woman alleges payoff for silence adminlast_img read more

Central Park SummerStage Plots $5M Renovation For 2019

first_imgCentral Park SummerStage is getting an extensive makeover for next summer’s concert season. The flagship venue of the City Park Foundation‘s long-running SummerStage series. The venue, located in the heart of New York City’s iconic Central Park at the Rumsey Playfield, will be revamped with a new stage, cover, and sound system in addition to new lighting and video infrastructure. The upgraded venue will have improved sightlines for fans in general admission and will include a VIP section with seating and covering.As the City Parks Foundation’s executive director, Heather Lubov, explained to Billboard, “We are thrilled to unveil our new venue for our 2019 season and are excited to be ushering in a new era of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage with a venue that has been planned holistically, one that enhances both the audience’s and the artists’ experience.”As Billboard notes,The Central Park venue will see a 20 percent increase in diameter for its stage canopy and foundational support will be reinforced to accommodate the weight load of larger productions. The new stage will include a front thrust, added side wings and LED screens on either side.Bleacher seating will be raised for better sightlines and ground seating with chairs will be added for up to 1,900 guests. The venue’s full capacity can hold up to 5,500. VIP areas will have increased capacity along with designated bleacher space, backstage bar and air-conditioned bathrooms.The updated venue will now feature improved backstage accommodations with new greenrooms, private viewing area for artists and guests, upgraded dressing rooms and a backstage patio area. The renovations will also include improved ADA access and various hydration stations throughout the footprint. Central Par SummerStage was originally founded in 1986 at the Naumberg Bandshell, which sits adjacent to the current SummerStage venue inside the park. While the bandshell remains in use for a variety of smaller-scale community events and exhibitions, SummerStage shifted their base of operations to the Rumsey Playfield in 1990. SummerStage presents 30 free events each year in Central Park in addition to other free events in parks throughout the city’s five boroughs. The City Park Foundation funds these free events with the profits from their roughly twenty annual ticketed shows at the main Central Park venue.This year’s lineup of Central Park SummerStage ticketed offerings included performances by Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Dispatch, Trombone Shorty, Pete Rock, Old Crow Medicine Show, OAR, Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange, and many more.For more information about Central Park SummerStage, head here.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Publix will end one-way aisles in some stores

first_imgSince the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks everywhere has been forced to help combat the spread of the virus, along with several grocery and retail stores implementing one-way aisles to help with social distancing guidelines.Well it looks like some things will start going back to normal as Publix announced some of their stores will no longer have the aisles set up one-way.On Sunday, Publix’s customer service account explained the change in several reply tweets.Yes, one-way aisles have been discontinued in Publix stores not currently under local ordinance requiring this measure. They were initially adopted to help our customers understand and practice social distancing and over time, we’ve adopted this into our routines. ■Matthew— PublixHelps (@PublixHelps) August 31, 2020 One-way aisles at Publix are discontinued in the grocery stores that are not under local ordinance requiring it.Publix said face coverings are still required.last_img read more

Title Favourites Clash as Liverpool Host Man City

first_imgBY Demola OjoToday represents the most important day of this Premier League season so far as the competition’s best teams renew a rivalry that defined last season’s title race and may do so again providing Pep Guardiola’s injury-hit Manchester City keep up with Liverpool.Another win for Jürgen Klopp, who has beaten a team led by Pep Guardiola more times than any other manager (eight wins out of 17 meetings), would represent a monumental step for Liverpool, although City ended their unbeaten start to last season. Liverpool, who have dropped just two points all season, host Manchester City, the side whom they are six points clear of. A win would give Liverpool a mammoth nine-point lead over their rivals and would see them be at least eight points clear of both Leicester City and Chelsea.The Reds made a huge statement last time out with their dramatic late win against Aston Villa. Despite being subpar for most of the game, Sadio Mane’s 95th-minute winner gave Klopp and his side a vital victory.If City win, then the title race is well and truly on. Their comeback win over Southampton was somewhat less impressive than Liverpool’s but the fact that they are showing similar levels of resolve will encourage Pep Guardiola.Mane will be pivotal for Liverpool. The Senegalese international has found a new level to his game. His dramatic late winner at Villa Park summed up what has been an excellent season thus far, with six goals and four assists barely scratching the surface. It won’t be a surprise if he’s a central figure at Anfield today as his goals have won Liverpool eight points already this season. He has scored 17 goals in his last 17 league appearances at Anfield.Meanwhile Man City faced another injury blow midweek when goalkeeper Ederson left the Champions League game against Atalanta midway with an injury.Claudio Bravo replaced him and was sent off with less than a half under his belt. The thought of the Chilean being in goal may excite Liverpool fans. However, the Reds should remember that it was Bravo’s man of the match display which won City the Community Shield in August.His distribution and eagerness to play out from the back suits Guardiola perfectly. This is undoubtedly the biggest game of his City career thus far. Bravo will be making his first Premier League appearance in 18 months.Liverpool have gone 16 top-flight games unbeaten against City at Anfield, with their solitary home defeat in the past 28 meetings coming in May 2003.City’s 16-match winless streak away to Liverpool is their longest in the Premier League against any opponent (D5, L11). However, City have only lost one of the last five Premier League meetings (W2, D2).A Liverpool win would ensure they equal the English top-flight record of 11 wins and a draw after 12 matches of a season. Five sides have achieved the feat, including Liverpool in 1990 and Manchester City twice.Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in 28 Premier League matches, winning 19 of the past 20. Their only defeat in 50 league fixtures came against Manchester City in January.The Reds have gone 45 home matches without defeat, the second longest unbeaten run in Premier League history.Liverpool have recovered an unrivalled 10 points from losing positions this season.Manchester City have won 11 of their past 12 Premier League away games, scoring 30 goals during that period. They are the division’s top scorers this season with 34 goals, and have only failed to score in one of their past 33 league fixtures.City have lost two of their opening 11 league fixtures – no team managed by Pep Guardiola has suffered three top-flight defeats before the 15th match of a season.Sergio Aguero has made seven Premier League appearances at Anfield without scoring, his longest wait for a goal at any stadium. He has only had two attempts on target in those seven games.However, he has nine goals from 10 shots on target in the Premier League this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ceres-Negros survives wet Panaad, Kaya Makati

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kings steal thunder from Bolts Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ “The field was so wet and we adapted well to the conditions,” said Ceres assistant coach Pepe Losada, who minced no words about the officiating.“With these kind of referees, it’s very dangerous. Super Herrera had a broken lip and you see the yellow cards? Ceres had six yellow cards, one red, and Kaya had zero [cards],” added LosadaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCeres moved within seven points off Meralco Manila, which is two wins away from clinching a playoff berth. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img LATEST STORIES Fernando Rodriguez struck deep in injury time as 10-man Ceres-Negros survived Kaya Makati,3-2, to close the gap at the top of the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Saturday.The Spanish striker pounced on a cross from Stephan Schrock at the far post in the 94th minute as the Busmen prevailed in a duel filled with controversial calls and marred by the sending off of Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic and the red card of left-back Jeffrey Christiaens.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Find Is Like iPods in Ancient Rome

first_imgDiscovering hafted spear points half a million years old is like finding iPods at a Roman archaeological site, a paleoanthropologist said.Half a million years ago, Neanderthals had not evolved yet, according to evolutionary anthropology.  There was only Heidelberg Man and “the last common ancestor of Neandertals and modern humans,” PhysOrg said.  National Geographic quoted John Shea saying this is “like finding an iPod in a Roman Empire site.  It’s that level of weirdness.”There is some doubt about the dating, but the news articles are quoting the paper in Science (Nov 16) with some confidence, where Wilkins et al., claimed, “Multiple lines of evidence indicate that ~500,000-year-old stone points from the archaeological site” in South Africa they excavated “functioned as spear tips.”If true, this nearly doubles the age for this kind of technology.  National Geographic wrote, “If the dating is correct, it suggests our evolutionary forebears mastered the art of the stone-tipped spear half a million years ago—some 250,000 years earlier than previously thought.”Putting a rock tip on a spear involves multiple mental and physical skills.  “To fasten a handle to a blade—a technique called hafting—a prehistoric hunter likely would have had to procure a stone blade, a wooden shaft, twine woven from plants or animal sinew, and glue made from tree resin. The glue itself may have required a mastery of fire, to liquefy the resin, said Shea, of New York’s Stony Brook University.”The hafting process requires forethought. “You have to plan days in advance before actually being able to use your weapons to hunt,” [Jayne Wilkins, lead author] said. And you’d want to teach your comrades to do the same, presumably by talking.So this find hints at language, too, as well as manual dexterity, mastery of fire, forethought and a large brain.  Shea thinks there is no question the skill involved speech.  “We have language, and Neanderthals likely had language … so it stands to reason that our last common ancestor had linguistic abilities too,” he said.  But that begs the question of when language emerged from ancestors lacking it.“At least one thing seems sure: Strapping a blade to a stick helped make us who we are today, according to Arizona State University anthropologist Curtis Marean.”  Some evolutionists propose that access to meat led to the expansion of the human brain (examples on Live Science #1, #2).  But why did that work for humans, and not lions and other carnivores?  What difference does it make if meat is cooked or not?  Does your dog get smarter by eating cooked meat scraps from the table?  Even if it did, how could it pass on that trait by Darwinian and not Lamarckian processes?At Live Science, Marean said, “These people were like you and I.”  But that comment was for an earlier find putting similar technology at 90,000 years ago, reported Nov 7.  “Every time we excavate a new site in coastal South Africa with advanced field techniques, we discover new and surprising results that push back in time the evidence for uniquely human behaviors,” Marean said.  “Now evidence has been pushed back to half a million years.”Prior to the spear-points story, Live Science had published an article highlighting evidence from stone tools that suggests that humans sailed to Mediterranean islands far earlier than expected – 170,000 years ago or more, not just 9,000 years.  This would suggest that Neanderthals or other pre-modern humans were seafaring people, capable of constructing boats as well as making tools.  The surprise from South Africa makes one wonder if it’s only a matter of time before scientists find sailing evidence even farther back in time.The news from the South African cave adds to the evidence that humans have always been humans, regardless of the artificial categories evolutionary anthropologists pigeonhole them in.  Only their collective technology has improved, not their bodies and brains.The evolutionary story of early man is unraveling.  It is no longer plausible to suppose that dumb brutes hundreds of thousands of years ago were grunting their way up to modernity.  Who can believe that these masterful hunters were too stupid to ride a horse and plant a farm?  With the fall of evolution’s colossal tale the evolutionary dating methods collapse, too.  Ditch the myth now so you won’t look so stupid later when a future, more enlightened consensus calls a halt to the storytelling.  There were no iPods in Rome, and there was no half million years of human evolution.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Kenya takes banking to the poor

first_imgNokia phones are the most popular for mobile banking. (Image: Lucille Davie)RELATED ARTICLES • Cheap, clean lighting for Kenya • Entrepreneur builds internet empire • Meet a top social entrepreneur • Saving the world a drop at a timeLucille DavieFor 19-million Kenyans, their mobile phones are their bank accounts, their wallets and their way of life.With their phones, they can withdraw cash from ATMs or agents, pay bills, transfer money, receive payments, and buy their groceries. And all without the need for a bank account, a bank or credit card, a smartphone or a mobile phone contract. They can also do it all with any phone, although Nokia is the most popular in the country, according to mobiThinking.MobiThinking is an online tool for the marketing sector, with information and research on mobile marketing.Kenya has 41-million people, of whom 29-million are mobile phone users. Of these, 19-million are subscribed for mobile money. Most of them are prepaid users, using phones with data networking capability.“The crux to mobile money services is the ability to credit money to their account via a local agent (of which there is a huge network) and send money to a recipient’s mobile account, so they can withdraw the money from a local agent (or from an ATM if one is available),” states mobiThinking.All this is possible through M-Pesa (M is for mobile, Pesa is Swahili for money), which offers users financial and payment services. M-Pesa is the most advanced mobile payment system in the developing world. All users need to plug into the system is an identity card or passport.M-Pesa was launched in March 2007 in Kenya, the result of a student software development project. It is a joint initiative of Safaricom and Vodafone, the multinational mobile phone services company, specifically to enable Kenyans to use their phones to transfer money for a small fee. By 2012, the service was being used by 14.91-million people, or 36% of Kenyans, with customers reloading their m-wallets or withdrawing cash through a network of some 40 000 agents.Safaricom and Vodafone are the largest mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania. Safaricom provides mobile and fixed voice as well as data services on a variety of platforms.As it grew, M-Pesa introduced more financial services – the ability to pay utility bills, make purchases, buy air time, withdraw cash from ATMs, receive money from the Kenyan diaspora in some 45 countries, and have salaries and investment dividends paid.Users pay cash to the registered agents, who then place virtual credit on their mobile phones. When the user wants cash, he or she goes to a retailer and enters a code which is registered by the retailer, who then hands over the withdrawal.And the system is secure. Users have to produce identification for every transaction, and each transaction is monitored daily. In addition, every transaction can be traced to a user’s mobile phone.Information and communication technology growthThe Kenyan government has recognised the importance of ICT growth as a driver for gross domestic product, and has set the development of infrastructure and the ICT sector as a goal in its Vision 2030 plan. Through its ICT Board, it has several campaigns running to promote investment in the sector.This is aided by a new fibre optic network in the country, expanding access to broadband. The private sector has come to the party too, establishing several ICT hubs countrywide. “The iHub is one of the best-known hubs, bringing together local technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers, and creating an ecosystem of creators, users of ICT and mobile technologies,” explains mobiThinking.Mobile banking is driven by large industry players such as Hello Money from Barclays, M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Orange Money and Yu Cash.Access to informationThe Kenyan government has embraced the technology. Although some departments are slower than others to take it up, the Ministry of Agriculture uses mobile phones to relay daily market prices of agricultural produce. The Kenya Medical Supplies Agency has developed an SMS application to improve customer service.Kenya’s ICT hubs have also helped address social needs in health and education. Private sector applications have been adopted, such as m-Farm, through which farmers can get the latest wholesale prices for their products via SMS; MedAfrica, which provides free health information to mobiles; and eLimu, a tablet-based learning aid.A particular success story is Kenyans for Kenya, a response to recurring drought and famine. In January 2011, almost 4-million Kenyans were on the brink of starvation and death. The Kenya Red Cross Society appealed for funding, but got no response. By July the drought was becoming dire, and Kenyans starting listening.Contributions from ordinary citizens were collected via mobile money transfers from over 750 000 individuals. Kenyans for Kenya proved to be the country’s largest fundraising effort, with some US$8-million raised, US$1.9-million being raised through M-Pesa alone.Real time updates were recorded, and donors were able to keep track of donations made and the final tally. Half of the money went towards emergency food and water, and the other half towards three long-term projects to rehabilitate water infrastructure and implement integrated agriculture, health and water projects.The campaign has won two awards: from UN Millennium Development Goals Trust and from AfricaCom. The service has been introduced to Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan, South Africa and India, with varying degrees of success.last_img read more

George airport goes solar

first_img2 March 2016George Airport is only the second in the world that uses solar energy, following Cochin International Airport in India.The first phase of the George solar project, officially opened by the Department of Transport and the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), is part of a R16-million plant that converts solar energy into direct current electricity using solar panels. The operation produces 680 kilowatts a day and powers 41% of the airport, with the aim to convert to 100% function by the end of the year.Acsa describes the new project as the best way to reduce energy demand from the national grid and harness solar power to power smaller airports around the country. The initiative is part of the company’s Vision 2030. It plans to open two more solar plants to serve Kimberley and Upington over the next two years.Acsa launches R16m solar power plant at George Airport News via @EngNewsZA— African Construction (@AfriConstruct) February 29, 2016The project falls under Acsa’s strategic environmental objectives which, in addition to reducing energy consumption, include minimising water consumption, increasing waste recycling, eradicating noise pollution and using energy efficient materials in all airports.“Sustainability, in terms of our environment, means that we need to over time be very careful about how we use any form of energy and then also other natural resources, like water,” says Acsa group executive, Andre Vermeulen. “As a company, we have got a plan in terms of our footprint, in terms of how we are going to consume electricity and water – especially electricity. It is about reducing our carbon footprint and becoming a carbon neutral company.”George Airport manager Brenda Vorster welcomed the project, which currently powers the airport’s car rental area, cargo warehousing, flight schools and airline offices, adding that “our second phase will be starting within the next year”.Transport Minister opens George Airport Solar Plant @DipuoPeters @WCGovTPW @Airports_ZA— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) February 26, 2016Minister Peters calls the project an enhancement for not only the airport industry, but also for the people of the area. “This is a way of contributing jobs. There were people who worked here during construction and we now know there are about 16 permanent jobs that have been created by this plant at the airport. We are also happy to indicate that the other regional airports will also be looking at how they’ll be able to introduce renewable energy.”Energy and transport were two crucial government portfolios in fulfilling the goals of the National Development Plan’s own Vision 2030 for the development of the country as a whole, she added.Source: News24last_img read more

Jeff Shore on Deeper Meaning in Life and Business – Episode #82

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeReading enables you to understand yourself and the world you live in. Even the biz worldClick To TweetIt doesn’t matter how smart you are, it’s ‘HOW are you smart?’ that mattersClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:56 — 33.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are people in your life who spur you on in ways that others don’t. They prod you, challenge you, and make you better. Jeff Shore is one of those people for Anthony. Though they are both avid sales champions they are also both drawn to pondering the deeper meaning of life and the reasons we do what we do as human beings. This conversation is not directly about business or sales but about the things that motivate us and make us what we are. The guys share a handful of challenging books, why they are drawn to ponder the deeper issues of life, and reveal the benefits they’ve discovered in doing so. You’re going to love this chat.Jeff Shore on Deeper Meaning in Life and Business – Ep 82 Click To TweetReading enables you to understand yourself and the world you live in. Even the business world.One of the things our culture has produced is a want of deep thinking. The trivial and frivolous take up most of our attention (stupid cat videos and Facebook memes). There’s nothing wrong with having fun but when it keeps us in a state of constant distraction from the deeper meaning of life and the purposes behind the work we do, we’re missing a valuable part of life. Anthony chats with his guest on this episode, Jeff Shore about the significance of reading deeply, why it is vital for shaping our thoughts and understanding of the world around us, and the benefits that come from living from a place of intention.The way you grow impacts how much you grow, in life and in business.Much of the reason both Anthony and his guest, Jeff Shore love to read philosophical books is because they’ve come to see that an understanding of the way we grow as human beings deeply impact the rate and quality of our growth. Each of them thinks deeply about who they are, why they are here, and the effect they are having on the world. It’s a great conversation on this episode of In The Arena – one you’ll benefit from greatly.The way you grow impacts how much you grow, in life and in businessClick To TweetIt doesn’t matter how smart you are, it’s “HOW are you smart?” that matters.There is only so much an I.Q. test can tell you. Yes, it may show you that a person is smart. But that’s not the most important thing. What matters is HOW they are smart. In other words, what is their approach to situations, people, and life in general? That is the kind of thing that determines how flexible, adaptable, and able to pivot an individual is – which can dramatically impact his/her ability to succeed. Find out more about this concept of “HOW” you are smart – on this episode of In The Arena.Learning to know what you don’t know is what helps you move beyond your limitations.Everyone tends to gather people around them who confirm their own biases. It’s part of the natural insecurity each of us has. We seek validation of our ideas and beliefs instead of challenging them intentionally for the sake of growth. But once you realize that you don’t know what you don’t know, everything changes. You become curious, eager to learn, open to ideas that may have once been off limits due to previously held beliefs that you discover were not true. This episode is a brief journey through the thoughts of a couple of thinkers. It’s an adventure, so be sure you join them for the trip.Learning to know what you don’t know is what helps you move beyond your limitationsClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of his friend Jeff Shore. Why Jeff reads heavy content: it takes him someplace he can’t go on his own. What Jeff has learned from reading Nassim Taleb (author of Antifragile). Lessons from “Thinking Fast and Slow.” What Jeff has been learning from psychology lately. The things that spurred Anthony’s interest in philosophy.Resources & Links mentioned in this episode the Giveaway for the OutBound Conference (VIP ticket) theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: read more

Fire at Bahamas Rand Memorial Hospital

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas July 21, 2017 — Patients and staff have been evacuated from the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama after a fire that appears to have started in the hospital’s kitchen around 3pm today.The fire is said to have been contained and caused no serious damage. Some patients have been transfered to Sunrise Medical Centre while others have been temporarily relocated to the Christ the King Church.#MagneticMediaNews#RandMemorialHospitalFirelast_img read more