Month: September 2020

Month: September 2020

first_img Share 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img EntertainmentHealthLifestyle Angelina Jolie to have more surgery by: – March 13, 2014 Angelina Jolie has confirmed she will have more cancer-preventing surgery, after a double mastectomy last year.The 38-year-old actress had the procedure after discovering she was at high risk of developing breast cancer.“I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could,” she said at the time.Now in an interview with Entertainment Weekly she said she is “very happy” with her decision to have the operation.“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet. I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage,” she said.“I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.”She said she has had a lot of support from the public.“I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.”The mother-of-six has previously explained her reasons for having the surgery, arguing she needed to minimise her risk after her mother died from ovarian cancer aged 56.In an article entitled My Medical Choice, she explained that her mother fought cancer for nearly a decade.Jolie’s partner, Brad Pitt, praised her choice as “absolutely heroic”.The Hollywood star’s doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, because of genes she had inherited.Prof Hani Gabra, Director of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College, said women with the BRCA1/2 gene mutation have “a very stark choice”.“Medical science currently has limited options to help these women beyond removal of the breasts and/or ovaries,” he said.“However, by choosing to have a preventative hysterectomy and removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes will significantly reduce the chance of developing ovarian cancer.”Prof Gabra added: “By removing the ovaries the woman will lose her fertility and go through the menopause, which will be more sudden than going through it naturally and more slowly and increase her risk of developing osteoporosis and other conditions.“This obviously has significant impact especially if the woman is still planning a family. For any woman worried about this, they should discuss it with their doctor.”BBC News Sharelast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_img 209 Views   no discussions Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye (File photo)KINGSTON, Jamaica (Jamaica Observer) – Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health, Dr Winston De La Haye has confirmed that nine cases of the H1N1 influenza virus, more commonly called Swine Flu, is currently being treated at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston.Speaking to OBSERVER ONLINE on Thursday, Dr De La Haye revealed that the confirmed cases are not from any particular geographic area, and that the cases include referrals from other parishes.“It is a tertiary referral hospital so you have cases which may be a little more severe than others, normally they would be referred to somewhere like the University Hospital,” he said.On Monday, H1N1 influenza virus was adjusted to a class one reporting index, which means a report must be made within 24 hours if a patient is suspected to have contracted the virus.“Until this Monday, all respiratory tract infections including H1N1, were class two, so we were getting a delay in reporting, which was normal based on the class two,” Dr De La Haye explained. “When we were at five reports, I met with my directors at the Ministry of Health and we have implemented a number of measures in order to step up the surveillance, which is what is expected though the figures are below the threshold.”The acting chief medical officer insisted that the ministry is making every effort to work with the media to inform and educate people on developments concerning the virus.He went on to state that the ministry would consider all confirmed cases of the virus as “stable”, as there have been no reports of deaths as a result of the virus to date.While speaking to OBSERVER ONLINE, Dr De La Haye encouraged people to consult a physician if they notice symptoms, which include cough, fever, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.“If you are having a cough and cold and not getting well, please visit a physician,” he advised. ”Don’t go to work, and stay home.”He went to state that while it is the flu season and the majority of cases are the common cold and flu, persons are to consult a physician if they recognise symptoms becoming severe. Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaica confirms 9 cases of H1N1 virus by: David WrightJamaica Observer – February 19, 2016 Share Sharelast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_img 58 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! St. Mary’s Primary School Students at semi-final round of the contest held on 5th May, 2011.The St Mary’s Primary School has emerged winners in the finals of the National Primary Schools Mathematics Contest which got underway here today.Six primary schools competed for the championship trophy and other cash prizes.Coordinator of the National Primary Schools Mathematics Contest Clement Vital gives the details: Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary SMP wins National Primary Schools Maths contest by: – May 18, 2011last_img


Month: September 2020

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img 29 Views   no discussions LocalNews Farmers in Dominica urges to diversify into pineapple production by: – June 24, 2011 Dr. Vivian Moise, Vice President of NIPPAThe Nature Island Pineapple Producers Ltd (NIPPA), in collaboration with the Division of Agriculture hosted a training exercise on Wednesday in sustainable pineapple production for domestic and export markets.Dr. Vivian Moise is the Vice President of NIPPA. He explained that the workshop was specifically organised for new pineapple growers in Dominica.“This programme is funded by the FAO and we have been working with them over the past two (2) years to develop the pineapple value chain in Dominica. One of the critical elements of the value chain was to expand the production base of pineapples. The people you are seeing with us today are people who have voiced on interest in becoming pineapple farmers and they are undergoing the necessary training.”Dr. Moise wants to see more farmers get involved in pineapple production.“It is a profitable business to be involved: the commercial production of pineapples. It is probably one of the easier crops to grow. It has proved to be a worthwhile venture for those people who are involved in it. There is scope for many more farmers to be involved and those people who are hearing from me by this medium, I would encourage them to come and speak to us and we will give them the necessary information. We are looking for more people to grow pineapples in Dominica.”Acting Director of Agriculture, Ricky BrumantActing Director of Agriculture, Ricky Brumant has called on farmers to work collectively rather than as individuals.“We believe that farmers have to start seeing not individual actions; yes, individual decision making on the farm but collective energy and collective actions is important, not only important for the value chain concept but important for efficient use of resources. If we were to work with farm organisations all the time, we would not have to sometimes run flat and thin. It means that we can use what we have and at one point use it for the benefit of many. We are sending that message out there that farmers in the country have to start looking at the idea of working together.”By Emmanuel JosephGIS Newslast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_img Share Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img NewsSports Blazers win Dragon Stout Pros in Lime 2011 Basketball Season playoffs by: – August 29, 2011 Share Results of the DOMLEC Premiere Division Playoffs between Dragon Stout Pros and Gatorade Blazers.A much anticipated game began competitively with Pros leading Blazers by at least eight points in the first quarter. It was not until substitute player Thomas Felix ran off twelve straight points, closely supported by three pointer specialist Lester Langlais and Ricky Toussaint that they managed to close the gap and tie the game 40pts each at the half.Second half was a different story as the Blazers rallied on their home court and practically demolished their opponents by outscoring them in the half, 56pts to 25pts. The Pros team had no answer for the Blazers pressure man to man defense as turnovers lead to easy baskets and spectacular dunks from Thomas. Blazers hit 12 three pointers in the game including a splendid performance from former national player Sherwin Williams who hardly missed from the perimeter.Final Score – Blazers 96pts to Pros 65ptsTop scorers for the Blazers was T. Felix 25pts, R. Toussaint 20pts and L. Langlais and S. Williams 14pts each.Top scorers for Pros was H. Dangleben 18pts, S. Tonge 15pts and R. Carbon 12pts.Dominica Amateur Basketball Associationlast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_imgLocalNews Joint Message from UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and Education International on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day by: – October 5, 2011 Share Share Share Today, on World Teachers’ Day, we honour the millions of educators all over the world who devote their lives to teaching children, youth and adults. This year’s theme, “Teachers for Gender equality”, reminds us that in order to achieve Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the gender dimension of teaching must receive particular attention, beginning with girls’ access to schools. We know, for example, that in many regions a low proportion of female teachers will mean fewer girls at school and consequently even fewer women teachers in the future. Yet educating girls and women has cascading benefits for human development: fewer deaths in childbirth; more healthy babies; more children in school; better protection for children and women from HIV and AIDS, trafficking and sexual exploitation; and the economic and political empowerment of women, leading to stronger and more inclusive development.If we want to give equal opportunities to our daughters and sons to realize their full potential and claim their rights, we must devise policies and strategies that attract and motivate capable women and men to teach, while also enabling them to create gender-equal learning environments. More and better education for all requires good teachers and incentives to encourage male and female teachers into all areas and levels of teaching. This will ensure that boys and girls have appropriate role models throughout their schooling.Women make up the majority of the teaching profession at the primary level, 62 % globally but as high a proportion as 99% in some countries. Yet as the profession has become increasingly feminized, conditions of service, pay and status have deteriorated. If teachers are to be good role models for gender equality for boys and girls in all areas and at all levels of schooling, inequities within the teaching Joint Message from UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and Education International on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 5 October 2011 profession must be addressed. We must promote equal opportunities for women tobe school leaders, institutional managers and decision-makers within ministries of education, for more women to become science, mathematics and technology teachers, and for more men to be recruited as early childhood and primary school educators.It is also important to identify the causes for the shortage of women teachers where they exist. Adequate provisions for maternity protection and parental leave, as well as effective protection from sexual violence and abuse, are essential. If qualified female teachers avoid postings in disadvantaged and rural areas, how can we convince reluctant parents to send their children to school?Such issues, including opportunities for teachers to shape education decisions through social dialogue, must be addressed if decent work for teachers – and quality education for children – is to become a reality. We call on all partners in educationto work towards full respect for the rights and responsibilities set out in the 1966 ILO-UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers and the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel – the starting points for this special day. These are pillars for building a quality, professional teaching force.We renew our gratitude and appreciation for the efforts and dedication of women and men teachers, who bear the responsibility of educating future generations to build societies based on sustainable development, peace, democracy, human rightsand equality.Join us today, 5 October 2011, in celebrating teachers around the world!Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCOAnthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEFHelen Clark, Administrator, UNDPJuan Somavia, Director-General, ILOFred van LEEUWEN, General Secretary, Education Internationalcenter_img Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_img Share 982 Views   no discussions LocalNews “Dominica is closing the ‘loopholes’ on crime and security” – Attorney General by: – November 9, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Attorney General Honourable Levi Peter. (file photo) While Dominica is considered to be one of the safest, peaceful and crime-free countries in the Caribbean region, the authorities are saying that ‘we should not let our guards down’ when dealing with the issue of crime and security on the island.Attorney General, Mr Levi Peter said that the four bills recently passed in Parliament are just some of the measures taken by the Government of Dominica to address issues of crime and security on the island, especially as it relates to finance and terrorism. The four bills which were tabled in Parliament at its last sitting in October 2011 are the Money Laundering Prevention Amendment Bill of 2011, the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism Bill, the Financial Intelligence Unit Bill and the Financial Services Unit Amendment Bill.The Attorney General said that the bills will seek to address money laundering issues in various aspects as well as the deficiencies in existing legislation relating to financing of terrorism. He noted that while many persons think that terrorism does not exist in the Caribbean, governments should not turn a ‘blind eye’ on the issue and wait until something ruthless happens to put the required measures in place.According to Attorney General Peter, Dominica is now set to fall in line with international regulations handed down by international security bodies. “Some of you may be aware that since 9-11 in the U.S, the International financial system has been significantly enhanced and indeed it has become quite difficult and quite a task is now being placed on several countries of the world.In particular small states like ours find compliance with the demands of the international bodies and that’s a significant challenge. You may or may not be aware that generally speaking, when the international bodies set up their rules, to a larger extent, the rules do not make exemptions or exclusions for smaller states like ours. And to an extent one can see why this may be justifiable in respect to the objectives as it relates to financial regulation and the primary objective which is to close he loopholes that are exploited by those who seek through inappropriate and unlawful means to enrich themselves or to finance illegal activities.”Dominica is now being guided by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which governs the rule of law as it relates to issues relating to terrorism and crime.Mr Peter said that the government will do all in their power to ensure that the country meets the guidelines set by the Task Force.“In that regard the Financial Action Task Force which is the international body which oversees this aspect that I’ve been talking about has set up certain stringent regulations and they monitor very closely the international financial system. The output of that which effectively covers our region; the Caribbean and the Americas is the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which is CFATF. Under those regimes there are certain obligations and regulations that we have to comply with. We have had to make amendmentsto some of our legislations to bring us into conformity with the demands of the regional and international bodies,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Secretary general tells Diaspora trade not the only measure of success for CARICOM by: – April 26, 2012center_img Share Tweet Secretary-general of CARICOM, Irwin LaRocqueWASHINGTON, USA — Secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, told leaders of the Washington, DC-based Caribbean Diaspora that merchandise trade was not the only measure to judge the success of the integration movement. The secretary-general was on the first day of his visit to the US capital when he met with a cross section of the Diaspora leadership at the offices of the Inter-American Development Bank on Tuesday. He brought the gathering up to date on the latest developments in the Community with emphasis on the reform process. The Diaspora offered suggestions on improving links with their homeland including greater use of the social networks and programmes specifically aimed at attracting their skills to assist the region’s development. Earlier in the day the secretary-general had met with the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors in Washington, during which issues related to relations between the United States and the region were discussed. These included the Community’s response to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA), two pieces of US legislation that would have adverse effects on the Community. Some provisions of the FATCA have implications for the banks and financial institutions in the region as the comprehensive nature of the legislation requires extensive reporting requirements on any institution doing business with persons and entities from the US. Given the demands of the FACTA, there is concern that compliance would contravene local laws to which the banking and financial institutions are obligated. With respect to the FSMA, the new legislation would have significant implications on how Caribbean businesses interact with the US and has the potential to reduce CARICOM’s exports to the US. This is due to the need for food exporters to satisfy more stringent requirements to gain entry into the market. LaRocque and the ambassadors also looked at responding to the developments surrounding the subsidies to US Virgin Islands rum producers, which have put CARICOM rum producers at a disadvantage. The ambassadors were also brought up to date on the support given to the Community by the IDB to develop the region’s Aid for Trade Strategy as well as in the area of Maritime Transport and Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). The secretary-general also met with the president of the IDB Luis Alberto Moreno after paying a courtesy call on Richard Bernal, executive director for The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago at the Bank. The special representative of the heads of government on Haiti, PJ Patterson, and Haiti’s special envoy to CARICOM, John Alexis, also attended this meeting at which the reconstruction of Haiti was a major topic.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_img The Red Devils signed the former Leicester defender for a record fee of £80million after been on their wishlist since 2018 According to Parker, the England international has failed to solve the club’s defensive problems. Parker, himself a defender during his playing days, believes Maguire has ‘done okay’ at Man United but thinks the club should not have spent the money they did on him.Advertisement Loading… “He has done okay,” Parker told https://bonuscodebets.co.uk. “He has not stood out for me and for the money that United paid for him, he has not earned that. “You look at someone like Virgil van Dijk, who has absolutely been value for money, and you would go as far to say that he has exceeded that. “I don’t think they needed to spend that money on Maguire. They got pressured into getting him from the previous manger [Jose Mourinho] when they did not need to spend that type of money.” read also: Man Utd no longer a football club, says Parker Parker also suggested that Man United were too hasty in their decision to let Chris Smalling join Roma on loan as he has excelled in his time at Italy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Harry Maguire has failed to live up to the huge hefty price tag at Manchester United, according to ex-player Paul Parker. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more


Month: September 2020

first_imgAs Creame dela Creame of African football stakeholders converge on Egypt for this evening CAF awards, former international Daniel Amokachi says he can hardly wait to see who gets the gong. The Bull who touched down at the Hurghada Airport in Egypt some hours ago left no one in doubt that he is upbeat ahead of the award billed for 9pm tonight. “Hallaaa If U Hear Mee… Landed Hurghada Airport, Can’t Wait to Know Who the Next African King Is 2020” he enthused Past winners of the prestigious award are expected to grace the occasion even as soccer fans across the continent have continued to make permutations over who between top favorites Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane should emerge victorious at the event.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Liverpool duo of Salah and Mane who gets the gong tonight? The winner is however expected to emerge in a less than an hour from now. Salah and Mane who both play for Liverpool are locked in chase of the coveted gong. Read Also CAF Awards 2019: Kanu reunites with Wenger in Cairo While Salah is gunning for a third victory Mane is eyeing his very first after making it to the finals back to back. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more