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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of General Manager,
Policy, Planning and Research at the North-Central Regional Health Authority (N.C.R.H.A).
• To develop policies, strategic planning and research of clinical and other support
services to ensure the effective co-ordinations of all regional initiatives, that
redounds to an improved delivery of health and health care services.
• Responsible for leading the process for the development of NCRHA Strategic Plan
in accordance with the organization's strategic direction.
• Establish linkages with all Executive Managers and Clinical Heads in an attempt to
initiate and positively influence all change initiatives.
• Leads the strategic planning function to ensure that NCRHA has effective holistic-
strategies which will deliver long-term health improvement.
• Leads all changes and development initiatives in partnership with staff and service
• Develops review and communicates policies to stakeholders and provides
strategic advice and guidance.
Minimum Requirements and Experience
• First Degree in a relevant field with postgraduate qualification in Business or Health
• Relevant training and experience in a Health Care environment will be an asset.
• Computer Literate in Microsoft Office Suite
• Any other combination of qualifications, training and experience.
Applications must be submitted along with Curriculum Vitae by May 24, 2013 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
North-Central Regional Health Authority Building #39, Third Floor
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
or via email at email@example.com
Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.
SAN ANTONIO---The San Antonio
Spurs opened the Western Conference
finals resembling the past champions
who ve been there so many times before.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the
first-timers still trying to adapt to their
first conference finals appearance.
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine
assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points
and the Spurs struck first by beating
Memphis 105-83 on Sunday.
San Antonio raced out to a 17-point
lead in the first quarter, then came up
with a response when Memphis rallied to
get within six in the second half. Both
teams pulled their starters with over 5
minutes left and the Spurs leading by 21.
"I can promise you this: Nobody s
happy in our locker room, because we
were up 2-0 (in the West finals) last year
and we lost," Parker said. "It s just one
game. It means nothing. We still have a
long way to go."
The Spurs avoided a repeat of their
Game 1 loss when the teams met two
years ago in the first round. The Grizzlies
went on to knock San Antonio out of the
playoffs as the top seed that time.
Memphis has lost its opener in each
round in this year s playoffs, recovering
from an 0-2 hole in the first round against
the Los Angeles Clippers and an 0-1 deficit
against Oklahoma City in the West semi-
Game 2 is tonight in San Antonio.
"We just didn t play well. It s not any-
thing specific," coach Lionel Hollins said.
"It s just that we were running too fast,
we missed some layups, we were taking
bad shots and our defence was really
awful. And the Spurs played well."
The NBA s stingiest defence wasn t up
to its usual standards, allowing the Spurs
to hit 53 percent of their shots and a fran-
chise postseason-record 14 3-pointers
while All-Star power forward Zach Ran-
dolph struggled. Randolph had just two
points, getting his only basket with 9:26
left in the game.
He had a playoff-best 28 points and
14 rebounds in his last game, as Memphis
eliminated defending West champ Okla-
homa City in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
"Obviously, he s their best scorer. He s
a beast inside," Parker said. "We know
he s not going to play like that every game.
It s just sometimes it happens."
The Grizzlies started to rally as soon
as Randolph came out of the game for
the first time in the second half.
Quincy Pondexter made a baseline cut
for a layup off Darrell Arthur s pass, then
hit back-to-back 3-pointers during a 10-
0 burst. Jerryd Bayless two-handed, fast-
break dunk off a steal got the Grizzlies
within 62-56 with 3:43 left in the third
The comeback was short-lived, though.
Bayless missed a three-pointer on the
next trip, and Manu Ginobili was able to
make one at the opposite end to spark an
11-1 response that immediately restored
the Spurs lead to 16 by end of the quarter.
Leonard hit a pair of 3-pointers and Gary
Neal had one as San Antonio kept pouring
it on in the fourth. (AP)
DUBLIN---Guan Tianlang, the 14-
year-old Chinese amateur who
made history at Augusta National,
is bringing his game to Jack Nick-
Guan, who last month became
the youngest player to make the
cut in a major championship when
he finished 58th at the Masters, has
accepted an exemption to play at
the Memorial Tournament next
"I am very excited to accept the
invitation to play at the Memorial
Tournament," Tianlang said.
"It is Jack Nicklaus event, and
the same as all the golf fans out
there I have very high respect to
Mr Nicklaus, not just as a golf leg-
end, but also as a great person.
"He has been actively involved
in the development of golf in China,
and junior golf development world-
wide, and as a junior golfer myself
I appreciate what he has done to
help us grow."
Guan also made the cut at the
PGA Tour stop in New Orleans but
missed weekend play at last week s
Nicklaus, founder and host of
the Memorial, met with Guan s
parents at the Masters and had
hoped the young phenom might
play at Muirfield Village May 30-
He is as astounded as any by the
maturity the youngster has shown.
"He was 14 years old! I mean,
c mon," Nicklaus said recently dur-
ing a trip to his hometown of near-
by Columbus. "A seventh-grader
won the Asian Amateur, and now
he s an eighth-grader? C mon,
that s pretty unbelievable."
Nicklaus was very impressed
with Guan and his parents.
"He came to me and wanted to
know what I felt about his educa-
tion and what he should do. I said,
For the next few years, I d let him
finish up high school. Let s start
with that," Nicklaus said with a
Nicklaus counseled the family to
take it slowly, make sure he gets
his schooling and is surrounded by
friends and peers.
"His parents are trying to figure
out the best way to promote his
life in golf," he said. "I said, Let
him make a few of the decisions.
They re very sharp people and he
was very sharp for an eighth-grade
kid to sit there and talk to us all
down there. He s pretty mature.
But he s still 14." (AP)
Grizzlies in West
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, shoots over Memphis Grizzlies'
Mike Conley (11) during the first half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals
NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday in San Antonio. AP PHOTO
14-year-old to play in Memorial
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