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Pakistan Women's Cricket: Expressing Gratitude

Posted on March 11, 2009
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Photo of the Day, Sports, Women
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This picture is interesting at so many levels.

The official caption reads: "Pakistanplayers pray after winning the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 round two group stage match between Sri Lanka and Pakistanat Manuka Oval on March 9, 2009 in Canberra, Australia."

What should one comment on? The achievement of the Pakistan women’s cricket (we have written earlier about Urooj Mumtaz Khan, who was again instrumental in this victory). The significance of the women’s team’s achievement when the men’s team is in doldrums. The fact that this was against Sri Lanka, given the horrible incidents of last week. Or just the gesture of gratitude and prayer (and whether this was synchronized for the cameras or spontaneous!).

I will leave the commenting to our readers.

I put this up, because seeing the picture I felt good at the news. Felt good for our womens’ team. And felt good that at least there is some hope for Pakistan cricket. Most of all, because I think its a great picture.

Palm Beach, Fla.-Area Hospitals’ Open-Heart Surgery Plans Suffer Setbacks.

Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News November 28, 2002 By Phil Galewitz, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Nov. 28–A state administrative law judge in Tallahassee has recommended the rejection of bids to establish open-heart surgery programs at Boca Raton Community Hospital, Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach and Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart.

Denial for Bethesda and Martin Memorial was recommended partly because giving them open heart surgery would greatly impair the financial condition of JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, which provides the service, according to the 68-page recommendation last week by Judge Eleanor Hunter.

Denial for Boca Community was recommended partly because Hunter doubts the hospital could treat as many poor patients as it promised to as condition of getting the service. site open heart surgery

The state Agency for Health Care Administration approved the bids in October 2001 after rejecting them in 1999.

It will now review Hunter’s recommendation before making a final decision on the hospitals’ 1999 application, probably by spring. this web site open heart surgery

The hospitals’ 2000 and 2001 appeals are also still pending before the state Division of Administrative Hearings.

The three nonprofit hospitals have been trying to get open heart surgery for more than a decade.

Boca Community and Martin Memorial officials said they were disappointed by the recommendation but note they have several appeals pending.

"We are still cautiously optimistic," said Boca Community CEO Gary Strack.

JFK is one of four hospitals in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast that provide open heart surgery, a lucrative service that usually enhances a hospital’s reputation and bottom line. The others are Delray and Palm Beach Gardens medical centers and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce.

Boca Community said if it were awarded an open heart surgery program, 5 percent of its patients would be uninsured. In her recommendation, Hunter noted that only about one quarter of 1 percent of the hospital’s revenue last year went for charity care.

"The historical levels do not support the proposed commitment of 5 percent of open heart surgeries," she wrote.

JFK would feel the biggest effect of new heart programs at Martin Memorial and Bethesda because JFK made only a $2.4 million profit in 2000, Hunter said.

In contrast, Delray Medical made $24 million profit in 2000 and Palm Beach Gardens has averaged a $20 million to $30 million profit the past three years.

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  1. Owais Mughal says:
    March 14th, 2009 8:49 am

    Latest Points Table is here

  2. Owais Mughal says:
    March 14th, 2009 8:43 am

    Pakistan women beat West Indies by 4 wickets today. A lady named Arman Khan who hails from remote area of Chaghi, Balochistan was instrumental in Pakistan’s win against West Indies. Don’t the news like this make us feel proud. Scorecard here

  3. Aisha Khan says:
    March 13th, 2009 4:51 am

    A great Success by Pakistan Women Cricket Team who are quite young in the world of cricket. Instead of being negative to everyting we, as a nation, should make it a habit to see positive sides of things. This habit will not only give us a peace of mind but will lead us to success as well in every stage of life.

    What a Great picture! Green Shirts are inexperienced and haven’t got exposure as far as other teams playing in this mega event are concerned but by qualifying to the Super Sixes they have proved that when determinations are strong nothing seems impossible because impossible itself says I m possible for those who struggle.

    My Best Wishes for the Young Pakistan Women Cricket Team.

  4. ali says:
    March 12th, 2009 9:06 pm

    well said Atookmook.

  5. ali says:
    March 12th, 2009 8:55 pm

    These girls are genuinely praying to Allah for victory.I am sure they pray before every match and also after the match if they win.

  6. Jam Yasir says:
    March 12th, 2009 6:47 pm

    Thank God after reciving the worst news on cricket this odi victory against srilankan women’s team would be a sigh of relife for cricket fans in Pakistan

  7. Owais Mughal says:
    March 12th, 2009 10:09 am

    Pakistani women’s win against Sri Lanka woment is also Pakistans first ever win against SL in women ODIs.

    This came after 18 consecutive losses. So far Pak women and SL women have played 19 ODIs since 1998. SL has won 18 and Pak 1. Conngratulations to Pak on their first win against SL

  8. Owais Mughal says:
    March 12th, 2009 10:03 am

    Pakistan women team has qualified for the Super Six stage. They are on the bottom of super 6 table, but that means they can only go higher from here. It is an achievement for Pak ladies to reach to the super six stage.

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