….Jagdeo questions Govt’s alleged $30M expenditure on kitesBy Andrew CarmichaelPresident David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo both visited Berbice, “the Ancient County”, on Saturday to distribute kites to children ahead of Easter Monday. They both took kites to Corriverton, Corentyne in Region Six and Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice in Region Five.Addressing hundreds of children at Corriverton, the Head of State outlined the significance of Easter and explained that, for Christians, Easter is considered more sacred than Christmas, since it has more significance.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo distributing kites in East Canje, Berbice He noted, nonetheless, that in Guyana we all celebrate each other’s festivals.“So what is happening in Guyana is that all of the religions are coming together to celebrate these ceremonies and festivals and national ceremonies and festivals. So today is not a day for Christians alone, it is not a day for Muslims alone, it is not a day for Hindus alone; it is a day for all Guyanese! That is the reason that I am here,” the president said.President David Granger distributing kites at CorrivertonWhile noting that Easter may be significant to only some, President Granger said that, as a nation, we all celebrate the symbolic Resurrection of Jesus Christ.“What I am asking is that your children understand that this is part of a national festival. It doesn’t matter if you are Hindu, Christian or Muslim. We all know that today is what Christians call Holy Saturday. It comes at the end of a long period of sacrifice, called Lent; forty days and forty nights…,” he said.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who had also gone to Corriverton and Bath Settlement to distribute kites, met with children at Gangaram, Betsy Ground, Adelphi, and Canefield in East Canje; and at Crabwood Creek in Upper Corentyne, where some 5000 kites were distributed to children.He noted that many persons in the communities he visited, including those along the sugar belt — which are now being considered depressed communities — want to be part of the celebrations.“Unfortunately, the economic circumstances are not helping any of the families. So it is not an occasion for politics, it is an event in Guyana that cuts across race and religion, where we all participate in the celebration of Easter,” he expressed.Jagdeo, who later participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Babu Jaan to mark the ninth death anniversary of the late former President Janet Jagan, questioned the amount of money Government had used to purchase kites for the children.The Opposition Leader is of the firm view that Government did not utilize the entire $30 million it allegedly had set aside for the purchase of 5,000 kites, but that a portion of that $30 million went to support the Peoples National Congress and its Easter programme.“So it is very ironic that this Government will spend $30 million, having claimed that they don’t have money to do anything else. $30 million to buy 5,000 kites to share in the sugar belt to kids, and they just took away the livelihood from their parents. Some of that $30 million has gone to Congress Place…, and they had to put Granger’s picture on the kite,” he remarked.He urged all those receiving kites to remember the reason why Easter is celebrated, and he called for religious tolerance and unity among all Guyanese.
A Berbice labourer is now dead after being hit by a neighbour in what was described as an act of revenge, leaving a one-day-old baby fatherless.Dead: Muhammed AllyDead is Muhammed Ally, 24, of Benet Dam, Rosignol, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).According to reports, Ally and some of his in-laws were walking out of the street on their way to the New Amsterdam Hospital to visit Ally’s wife, who had given birth to a baby girl on Friday, when the incident occurred.This newspaper was told that Ally was attacked by a neighbour, who hit him to his head with an iron pipe. Following the blow, he collapsed and was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The neighbour was subsequently arrested.Guyana Times understands that Ally’s in-laws and the suspect, who was released from prison last week, have an ongoing feud.In January, the suspect was remanded to prison after an attack on one of the in-laws.Ally had been living on the East Bank of Berbice and then moved to East Canje before marrying and joining his wife at Rosignol last year.
Recent plane crashes…NTC says Indigenous communities would be severely affectedBY LAKHRAM BHAGIRATThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday ordered that all domestic shuttle operations be suspended until operators can provide Standard Operational Manuals and other documents showing how they conduct their operations. These documents would have to be reviewed and approved by the GCAA before they can resume their operations.This move comes in light of the three recent crashes in the local aviation sectorDirector of the GCAA, Egbert Fieldresulting in the deaths of two pilots. All of the planes crashed while on shuttle operations. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority met with domestic operators early Wednesday morning and Director General, Egbert Field, noted that the decision to suspend shuttling did not go down “too good” with the operators.“We found that there is a common thread running through these accidents, this is not the findings of an investigation… that common thread running through all three incidents is shuttle operations. As you are aware, all three of those accidents took place during shuttle operations,” he said.He noted that the decision is one that is necessary, since shuttle operations have expanded over the years and this is the first time it is going to be fully regularised. The GCAA boss acknowledged the impact the decision would have on the mining industry, as well as some Indigenous communities.No specific period was given for the ban to be lifted, but Fields said he is hopeful the operators would submit their documents in a timely fashion. He added that some indicated that they were in the process of compiling those documents and would be submitting them today or tomorrow.He told a press conference the GCAA would match them against International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) documents and regulations following which inspectors would conduct physical checks at the locations before approving them.He added that the documentation provided by air operators, prior to gaining licences to operate, acts as a contract between the Civil Aviation Authority and the operator.“The Authority has also taken further steps to increase its surveillance of air operators by conducting more ramp inspections of flights going out. You will find at Ogle we have an office which will be populated everyday with our inspectors out there,” he informed.The GCAA Director also said they would have to formulate a plan to actively monitor the shuttle operations in the future, noting that this now puts a strain on the human resources of the Authority.In addition to increased monitoring, the GCAA is also seeking to collaborate with Police and soldiers in the interior for them to look out for shuttle flights during the suspension period. He explained that all flights across Guyana must be reported to Air Traffic Control and if there are flights that have not been reported then those flights could be considered illegal and the pilot and the airline could face sanctions. He added that if any operator or pilot is found violating the suspension, then there would be adverse consequences resulting in suspension of the pilot’s licence or the Air Operators Certification revoked.ImpactWhen asked whether the GCAA engaged the mining organisations prior to making the decision, the Director General said they were not but noted that the decision would be communicated to them.Meanwhile, Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Joel Fredericks said the Indigenous community would be severely impacted by the ban since most of them depend solely on shuttles for their goods.“Villages like Chenapau depend solely on shuttles and with school opening on Monday, the children would be affected since some of them are yet to get school supplies… we hope they reconsider this ban so that we can get some normalcy,” Fredericks said. Shuttle operations allow miners and other businesspersons to transport goods and fuel to various locations within the interior by air. The Director General of the GCAA posited that while this type of operation is important to the development of Guyana, it has proven to be very risky.Captain Imran Khan, 41, of Essequibo Coast, Region Two had been attached to Air Services Limited (ASL), and was flying from Chi-Chi to Mahdia when the Cessna 206 (8R-GFM) aircraft went down on Sunday.On August 8, 2017, a single-engine Cessna aircraft, piloted by Captain Dominique Waddell, was taking off from the Eteringbang airstrip in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) when it crashed. The Wings Aviation plane was on a shuttling mission from Eteringbang to Ekereku when the incident occurred.On July 25, 2017, Captain Collin Martin, a retired Guyana Defence Force Major, was piloting a Roraima Airways aircraft when it crashed killing him almost instantly. Martin perished after the Britten-Norman island aircraft he was operating crashed on landing at Eteringbang.
0Shares0000Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is seen ahead of kick off of their match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on December 2, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKBRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool’s immediate target is to establish themselves in the top four of the Premier League before they start looking towards leaders Manchester City.Klopp’s side confirmed their recent progress with a 5-1 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. It was Liverpool’s fifth win in six league matches, with one draw, since their 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.The Reds’ success on the south coast left Liverpool in fourth place, a point ahead of Arsenal following the Gunners’ 3-1 loss at home to Manchester United in Saturday’s late kick-off.Liverpool’s latest win typified the attacking strength that has delivered 25 goals in the last eight games in all competitions, a tally that has drawn comparisons with Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring City side.“In our calmer moments we played good football,” said Liverpool manager Klopp. “I don’t know if you can compare us to Manchester City but we are a really good football team and we know that.“But we need to carry on, that’s the most important thing,” the German added.“It’s important that it’s good because we need the points, and we want to stay as close as possible to the teams in front of us.“We cannot get them immediately because they obviously win a lot of games as well, but we want to be as close as possible to them,” said Klopp, whose side could end the weekend 14 points adrift of City if Guardiola’s men beat West Ham on Sunday.“But the next game is coming, and all of them are really important for us,” said the manager, with Liverpool facing Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday before next weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton.– ‘Credit to the analysts’ –Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah led Liverpool’s attack with Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke held in reserve on the bench.Firmino scored twice after Emre Can had put Liverpool ahead and Coutinho added the fourth after a Glenn Murray penalty had brought Brighton back into the game before the Brazilian’s shot was turned into his own goal by Lewis Dunk.“The next game is coming, and all of the forwards are really important for us. It’s cool to have these options,” Klopp said.Coutinho’s 87th minute free-kick effectively killed off the game, with the former Inter Milan player drilling a low shot under the defensive wall after the Brighton defenders jumped in anticipation of a chipped effort.Klopp revealed the goal was down to thorough work by Liverpool’s s video analysis team.“I love goals like the free-kick. It was a credit to the analysts. They see something like this in the video meeting. But you have to have the ability to do this.”For Brighton this was their first home defeat since they lost to Manchester City on the opening day of the season.But Brighton manager Chris Hughton said Liverpool were the most impressive side to visit the Amex Stadium so far this season.“Up with Man City, Liverpool are the best offensively in the division. They’ve got pace and that’s the hardest thing to deal with.“We’ve been good so far and this was our toughest test. We’ve fallen short and they’re now aware of what can happen. Occasionally, we are going to get days like this. Importantly, it’s about how we bounce back.”Hughton added: “We were too naive and we haven’t been like that against anybody. We got served a lesson today and we need to learn from that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I’m very gratified that the court ruled the way it did,” said Levine, who proposed the bill after watching his own terminally ill grandmother die. “It shows that they understand – this is something that’s personal. It’s an individual decision. “It’s not something the federal government should prevent people from doing.” He promised to continue a grass-roots effort to educate Californians about the bill, which would allow adults with less than six months to live to self-administer life-ending medication prescribed by a doctor. “It’s not about requiring,” he said. “It’s about providing a comfort option for people.” But Californians Against Assisted Suicide, which blasted the bill when it was introduced, renewed its criticism Tuesday, saying Levine’s measure lacked oversight and failed to protect a vulnerable segment of society. WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Bush administration’s attempt to block Oregon’s assisted-suicide law, paving the way for California and other states to pass laws permitting doctors to help terminally ill patients die. The 6-3 high court ruling, with Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting, gave renewed momentum in California to advocates of assisted suicide and prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to say he would be open to considering the measure if it is passed by the Legislature. “I’d really have to see the see the way it is written so that I can comment on it,” said Schwarzenegger, a Republican who has sought more moderate positions politically in Democrat-leaning California as he seeks re-election this year. The co-sponsor of an assisted-suicide measure that won approval in the state Assembly last year, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, praised the Supreme Court ruling, which he and other supporters believe will propel the state Senate to pass the proposal during this year’s session. “You’re fundamentally changing the role of the doctor-patient relationship,” spokesman Tim Rosales said. “You’re changing the role of the doctor from the healer to the killer.” Currently, Vermont is the only other state with an active effort in the legislature to pass an assisted-suicide law. “The Supreme Court’s decision will provide great momentum for us to move our bill forward. We’re ecstatic,” said Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Santa Rosa, co-sponsor with Levine of the California Compassionate Choices Act. But Rosales said the Supreme Court’s ruling will provide little momentum and that lawmakers will ultimately reject assisted suicide. “There is a vast and diverse opposition to the legislation,” Rosales said. “There is opposition on both sides of the aisle, Democrats and Republicans.” The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the federal government could not prevent Oregon doctors from prescribing a lethal dose of medicine to terminally ill patients. The Bush administration had argued that doctors who did – in compliance with Oregon law – were in violation of the federal Controlled Substances Act. The court found that states generally regulate the practice of medicine and that the act was aimed at drug trafficking, not the practice of medicine. The issue of physician-assisted suicide – called physician aid-in-dying by supporters – has been controversial in America for decades. Supporters believe people should have a right to decide how and when to end their own lives; they believe autonomy is paramount. Opponents believe doctors should not be permitted to prescribe fatal doses of medicine, that life is sacred. They see such laws as the beginning of a slippery slope, where the poor, frail and disabled are encouraged to die. Oregon voters passed their law in 1994, only to have it delayed by injunction. Voters supported the law again in 1997 in another statewide referendum, this one by a margin of 60 percent. The law took effect in 1998. Under Oregon law only a mentally competent person with six months or less to live can obtain a prescription for a lethal dose of barbiturates. Two doctors must approve the request. There are waiting periods. The dying person must ingest the lethal dose on his own, without help from anyone else. Oregon’s experience showed that few people actually take advantage of such a law. Between 1998 and 2004, 325 prescriptions were written for a lethal dose of drugs, and 208 people actually ended their lives by ingesting them. Oregonians found that dying people like knowing they have the option. Also, in part because of the attention on the law and the assisted-suicide debate, the quality of end-of-life care rose in Oregon, making it a national leader. Hospice and hospital officials there decided if they didn’t want people killing themselves, they had better give Oregon residents a good alternative – quality care. Staff Writers Josh Kleinbaum and Steve Geissinger contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Bump and Baby Expo, the North West’s biggest baby show, has set its due date for arrival in Letterkenny next month.The exciting baby show, in association with Browne’s Autos, will be hosted by the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21.The bumper two-day event, which was launched this week, will provide an expansive ‘delivery room’ for helpful tips and advice on all things bump, baby and beyond. The showcase will give visitors the low-down on essential products and services for everything a family needs to support mums and children from tummy to toddler. Visitors will have access to expert speakers including a midwifery professional, a paediatric first aid trainers, a nutritionist and fitness coach, a breastfeeding expert, a placenta encapsulation expert, a health and beauty specialist, a doctor of chiropractic and many others.A pharmacist from Boots will field questions and provide helpful advice while experts from Mothercare and Smyths will be on hand with information on pushchairs, car seats, cots and much more.A host of local suppliers of essential baby, toddler and maternity goods and services will labour to ensure visitors have all the information they need under one roof. Prizes galore will be on offer during the two-day event including an impressive hamper from Boots, a sought after Blank Canvas cosmetics brushes pack, a generous €100 in Baby Sensory classes, a fabulous Yummy Mummy Makeover with full hair and make-up package, trendy mum and baby bags, plus lots more.The event is the brainchild of local mum-in- business Martina McAuley, whose daily routine involves a balancing act of leading a successful HR consultancy while caring for two adorable bouncing baby girls.The career mum-of- two co-founded HR Team while pregnant with her second child and following a successful career as operations manager for a multinational retailer.She said; “I have two bouncing baby girls, aged one and three and – as anyone with young children will tell you – it can be hard to keep up with the latest information on products, child safety and health matters for mums and babies.”“After having our first child I was surprised at just how difficult it was to find information that’s really essential for parents. That’s why at Bump and Baby Expo we have designed our events to be highly informative in all the important things – right from pregnancy to pre-school.”“Bump and Baby Expo in association with Browne’s Autos will guide parents and guardians gracefully through the products and services that matter during this most exciting time of their lives.” “We have assembled a team of experts and leading suppliers of products and services, who are brimming with helpful advice on all things from tummy to toddler, for this fantastic event.”Shaun Browne, of Browne’s Autos in Lifford, said his company is delighted to be involved in Bump and Baby Expo, Letterkenny.He said; “Browne’s Autos is proud to have the opportunity to get involved in this exciting baby products and services event in Letterkenny.”“Having children is a life-changing experience which can require a whole range of special equipment and your family car is no exception. When starting or expanding your family it’s important to consider your needs from a car as what you want and what’s most practical may not be the same thing.” “Our experts will be on hand at Bump and Baby Expo to answer any questions about everything a family needs from a car – from size to safety and handling to in-car entertainment systems for the kids.”“Everyone’s invited to come along and see for themselves some of Browne’s Autos fantastic new Subaru and Suzuki models – and get some expert tips on the safe fitting of car seats and much more.”Bump and Baby Expo Letterkenny on August 20 and 21 is the first in a series of events planned for 2016 in the North West. Due dates are as follows: Bump and Baby Expo Derry at the Everglades Hotel on October 1-2, and Bump and Baby Sligo at the Clarion Hotel on November 5-6.For further information on the event or to get involved check out Bump and Baby Expo on Facebook or log on to www.bumpandbabyexpo.comBump and Baby Expo is a new arrival for Letterkenny was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:brownes autosbump and baby expoletterkenny
SCORINGTDPATFGTP INTERCEPTIONSNo. Thousand Oaks10/21/20050103438 Pacifica09/09/20051003813 Punting Total36136537.9 Jackson,La.34131338.6 Knabe,T.6451 Bell,L.628636 Washington,T,J.1006 Jackson,Lo.100000.00 Receiving Total133186714 Bell,L.4 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Jackson,L.6190 Calabasas09/30/20051004835 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Randolph,B.47911.92 Jackson,L.53136 Rushing Total31817615.521 Washington,T.J.284512 Bell,L.80048 Jackson,La.654216.52 Franklin,C.131994 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Kelly,D.1 Kelly,D.18911616.116 Highland09/16/20051002014 Kelly,D.172871 Grace,B.1006 Albert,J.1208 Knabe,T.1006 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Berger,M.1-2-2.00 RECORD: 5-5-0 Newbury Park10/14/20050103536 Franklin,C.40024 Shaver,N.034549 Randolph,B.2481339186714128.24 Scoring Total41396303 TOTAL2005550303299 Shuster,D.1 Randolph,B.20012 Grace,B.492.30 Jackson,Lo.242.00 Royal11/11/20050103537 Kelly,D.1800108 Virzi,Ant.1 Washington,T.J.1 Virzi,And.2 Bell.L.10100-200.00 Grace,B.1 Franklin,C.1 Shaver,N.25226.0 Westlake10/07/20051002923 Canyon09/23/20051003427 Shaefer,M.33010.00 Shaw,G.130 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Shaver,N.252.50 Passing Total25013310186714 Interceptions Total13 Jackson,L.1 Bell,L.5428.41 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Moorpark10/28/2005010027 Agoura11/04/20050103049
The settlement calls for DirecTV to clearly inform consumers of their rights and obligations when accepting an advertised offer, and requires the company to make restitution to customers who have filed related complaints. Disputes generally focused on local channel availability, sports programs being blacked out, and equipment fees and costs, Mercer said. “Most of the advertising which prompted the states’ allegations was prepared by independent retailers and not DirecTV,” the company said in a statement promising “to more closely monitor the advertising practices of the independent companies with whom it does business.” Mercer could not estimate the cost of providing restitution to customers in the 22 states, but said some complaints might be resolved for as little as a credit for a free pay-per-view movie or event. Mercer said states should receive their share of the $5 million fund before the end of the year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “The states’ position is that certain material disclosures were not clear and conspicuous enough,” said Gianna Orlandi, a deputy Nevada attorney general. The agreement was voluntary and included no finding that DirecTV violated any state or federal law, said Robert Mercer, spokesman for the El Segundo-based company. “We agreed to settle to avoid the costs and uncertainties of litigation,” he said. No lawsuit had been filed, and states were expected to file documents, known as “assurance of discontinuance,” in their courts or consumer protection offices to end their investigations. The other states involved were Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia. LAS VEGAS – DirecTV Inc. has promised to reimburse unhappy customers and to make its advertised offers clearer, according to a settlement the satellite broadcaster reached Monday with 22 states over complaints of deceptive marketing. The company admitted no wrongdoing in agreeing to repay Nevada and 21 other states $5 million for the costs of a task force that has tracked consumer complaints about DirecTV contract fees and small-print provisions since 2000. The payment does not represent a fine, officials on both sides said. Some customers had complained that DirecTV didn’t provide local channels, while others were dissatisfied with installation, activation and reception problems, and with fees charged for delayed activations and terminations, Nevada Attorney General George Chanos said in a statement announcing the settlement.
10 June 2011 The Cabinet has approved minerals beneficiation as official policy for South Africa, opening up exciting opportunities for long-term investment in the beneficiation/ manufacturing sector of the economy.“This strategy provides a framework that seeks to translate the country’s sheer comparative advantage inherited from a significant mineral resource reservoir to a national competitive advantage,” government spokesman Jimmy Manyi told a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday following the Cabinet’s regular Wednesday meeting.As a vital input to the government’s industrialisation programme, the new policy presented exciting opportunities for long-term investment, for both local and foreign, into the beneficiation/manufacturing sector of the economy, he said.“This will leverage optimal benefit from enhanced value of exports, increasing sources for consumption of local content, and contribute towards the creation of sustainable jobs.”Cabinet also approved the design of the commemorative crown-size silver coins in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the South African Reserve Bank.The new coin design would be published in the Government Gazette, Manyi said.Sapa
Three weeks after the successful completion of India’s first uterine transplants, both patients — a lady from Solapur and another from Gujarat — were discharged on Thursday, said doctors at the city-based Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute where the operations were performed.The woman from Solapur, who suffers from congenital uterus absence, was fitted with her mother’s womb which was retrieved mainly through laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery (MIS) after a nine-hour operation on May 18.The second womb transplant, of a lady from Baroda with a dysfunctional uterus and suffering from Asherman’s Syndrome (adhesions or internal scar tissues), was achieved in even lesser time the following day.Two doctors each in Gujarat and Solapur have been detailed to monitor the women, said Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Medical Director, GCLI, who led the team which performed the surgeries.“Both patients are in good health. After internal tests, we find that the inner lining of the uterus in both cases has thickened while the blood parameters, too, are within normal range. Menstruation is expected by day 40 since the conclusion of the operation,” said Dr. Puntambekar, adding that the pregnancies in the future would be in-vitro fertilization (IVF) as opposed to natural conception.The cervical biopsy tests to gauge organ rejection after the uterus transplant carried out on both patients in the first and second weeks after the operation showed no signs of organ rejection, said Dr. Sanjeev Jadhav, a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon who played a major role in the operations.Dr. Puntambekar said that sperms had been taken from the respective husbands of the patients and that eight embryos had been frozen.“We will have to wait for another six months at least before the embryos would can be implanted in the transplanted wombs,” he informed.Both women expressed happiness that the surgeries went off without incident and fervently hoped they would be able to experience pregnancy in the near future.The hospital has received more than 80 applications since the completion of the first operations, with most of the cases pertaining to women with congenital uterus absence.A majority of the 20-odd uterine transplant operations performed round the world to date have often been frustrated by organ rejection (in which the patient’s immune system attacks the organ; an infection of the organ; or problems with the organ’s blood supply).Only a handful of these sometimes-controversial operations have met with success, primarily in Sweden.