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Health Expo 2019 to focus on preventable diseases

first_imgAn idea of the many booths which will be on display during the expoThe Public Health Ministry on Friday launched a number of activities for this year’s Health Expo, which will continue as a biannual event to develop communication among the general populace while supplying persons with adequate healthcare services.The event is slated for June 5 to the 8, at the Sophia Exhibition Center, Georgetown featuring private and public partners from the medical arena. Some will be conducting medical checkups and tests, while others will be featuring their pharmaceuticals.Speaking at the event, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Colette Adams revealed that there will also be a career day activity, whereby persons can seek training in several medical field. This year, they are seeking to have more local organisations on site to offer on the spot healthcare.“We will be having a career fair, identified to introduce students to a career in a health field and will give them the opportunity to seek training in various areas such as nursing and other allied profession,” she revealed.The Food Policy Division will be introducing the food based dietary guidelines along with the launching of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) risk-factor reduction campaign.“This year, we expect to have more local and international organizations, practitioners, manufacturers and suppliers participating in the health expo. Exhibitors who are eager to showcase what practices and services in health you have,” said Adams.Meanwhile, Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence emphasized on the scourge of maternal mortality and cancer deaths, which places Guyana at the top of the list in negative ways.Back in 2017, Guyana had the highest mortality for premature cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in the Americas, followed by Trinidad and Tobago. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the statistics for Guyana was a whopping 52,400 at that time.Last year, Guyana emerged at the top of the list for the number of recorded cancer deaths, with a mortality rate of 21 per cent for every 100,000 persons. Each year, some 100 women die as a result of cancer.As such, Lawrence stated that this initiative is critical in meeting the sustainable development goals and reducing cases of preventative diseases. She noted that child obesity is also on the rise.“Health Expo 2019 provides yet another opportunity for us in the health sector wage war on the alarming statistics on preventable diseases that constantly bombard us. Child obesity is also on the increase as the consumption of sweetened beverages and sugary substances take a strong hold on our young population,” the Minister informed.She added, “We have that strong will to reverse this trend of negativity. Too many of us are becoming statistics and our young people seem to be at the worrisome top of the list.”last_img read more


first_imgMICHAEL MURPHY has won the Ulster GAA Writers’ Association player of the month for June.Murphy produced a sensational display against Armagh in Donegal’s emphatic win in the Ulster SFC quarter-final clash at the Athletic Grounds.He followed that up with another excellent performance against Derry in a close battle in Clones a fortnight ago that edged Donegal into their FIFTH Ulster final in-a-row. Murphy has now received FIVE monthly merit awards from the Ulster GAA Writers’ Association in his career and is now just one off legendary Tyrone figure Peter Canavan who has SIX.It’s the perfect boost for Murphy ahead of Donegal’s Ulster SFC final clash with Monaghan in Clones next weekend.Murphy could yet win another award in the next few days, as he is one of THREE nominees for the GPA player of the month for June.For now Murphy will be focusing solely on lifting his FOURTH Ulster title as Donegal captain on Sunday week. MICHAEL MURPHY WINS ULSTER PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD was last modified: July 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Traffic delays after accident in Inishowen

first_imgThe emergency services are at the scene of a car accident between Tooban and Burnfoot.The accident, which happened near Tooban school, occurred shortly after 9am on Wednesday.Gardai are at the scene of the accident. It is not known if anybody has been injured in the crash.Short tailbacks are to be expected.Traffic delays after accident in Inishowen was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:buncranaBurnfootDerryInishowenToobanlast_img read more

Conte on Courtois speculation, Terry, January deals and the futures of Chelsea youngsters

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his press conference ahead of his side’s game against Stoke City. Here is some of what the Italian had to say.On injuring his calf“I wanted to run with Carlo Cudicini and Steve Holland and I paid for this, because they run very strongly! I am getting better.”On John Terry“John has trained this week with us. He is finding the right shape – the best shape. It’s important for us to bring him in the best shape.”On Arsene Wenger describing Chelsea as “super-favourites”Embed from Getty Images“It’s very difficult to reply to this. We have only played 18 games and there are 20 games left to finish this season.“At the start of the season, not one coach or journalist trusted this team.“Now, I’m pleased that the opinion is changing. But when the opinion changes quickly, you must keep paying attention.“We have only six points more than the second teams and the way is long.“I am happy if someone is changing their opinion. But we must continue to focus game by game.“I think 12 wins in a row is a great achievement but it’s not enough to win the league at this point of the season. I hope to keep this run going.”On Thibaut Courtois being linked with Real MadridEmbed from Getty Images“I think it is not important to clarify the situation, but Thibaut is for me one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in the world.“He works very well and is a fantastic keeper. He stays with us. The other situation is only speculation.”On the transfer window“In January it is always very difficult to buy because I think every team thinks to keep their best players and not to sell them.“But, with the club, we are thinking of the best way to face the rest of the season.“We are seeing our situation, our squad, and then we will take the best decision. But as I said before, the window in January is not easy.“We sold Oscar and we have money to spend, but it is important to spend money in the right way.“To spend money just to spend money; I don’t like this. I prefer to buy players who can adapt to our system and come into our team.“But, I repeat, it is not easy in January to find this type of player. But we are working in this aspect.”On the futures of various youngsters“Kenedy and Musonda came back their loans because they didn’t play a lot. For this reason I think it’s important to stay with us in these weeks to evaluate the best situation for them and for the team.“January is not easy. We are talking about this to see if we can find the best solution for our squad.“We have a lot of young players in our squad and I trust in them. We have Ruben and Chalobah and als Kurt Zouma.“We are talking about players who are 19, 20, 21 years old and it is important to work with this type of player to try to find the right solution at home and then if it’s not possible it’s important to look around and find a solution.”On whether Costa and Kante will come straight back in“You will see!”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mars Dry Most of Its Life

first_imgIf Mars had liquid water, it was only briefly early in its history.  Observations from the Mars Express, which just celebrated its first year in orbit, show no hint that liquid water has existed any time recently, reports Nature Science Update.  It’s not that H2O is rare; it is abundant at the poles, for instance, but is locked in solid ice.  Apparently there was never much of a greenhouse to liquefy the water for long, despite the evidence of water-altered layers found by the Mars Exploration Rovers (see 12/03/2004 entry).    Because many scientists had envisioned a warmer, wetter Mars that could have supported life until recently, the new findings were bad news.  Said one UK researcher, “In a sense, we’ve been barking up the wrong tree for 20 years.”  That leaves them with a sore throat but no coon.    Early papers were released for Science1 this week.  In the Feb. 17 issue,2 Richard Kerr said that now the younger, dryer side of Mars is coming out.  The OMEGA spectrometer on Mars Express has detected no carbonates or clays, which should have been plentiful on a wet Mars.  Instead, it has found an abundance of minerals like olivine that show no water alteration or weathering.  “Sulfuric acid from volcanic eruptions apparently combined with water to corrode martian rock and produce sulfates around the planet,” Kerr pointed out – hardly a scenario for a thriving beachfront community of living organisms.  “All in all,” he concluded, “Mars since ancient times is looking awfully cold and dry.”    That’s not stopping some from putting a positive spin on the findings, and continuing to claim life might still be found there: see Space.com stories from Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.1See six papers published online Feb. 17 on Science Express.2Richard Kerr, “And Now, the Younger, Dry Side of Mars Is Coming Out,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5712, 1025-1026 , 18 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5712.1025a].Venus was supposed to be a tropical Jurassic paradise of swamps and dinosaurs, but now it is known as a lead-raining hell (see 11/26/2003 entry).  Mars was once envisioned as the home of intelligent beings who engineered advanced water projects.  Then it was demoted to a land of beachfront bacteria.  Now, it looks like an freezing-cold, desiccated, acidic, toxic waste dump (see 12/03/2004 entry).  Mission planners had better think of a new sales pitch to get the public interested in further exploration.  How about a non-evolutionary angle?  It would sure be a cool place to study catastrophism.  And it sure provides a nice foil to our own world, so that we appreciate and care more for our privileged planet.(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Indian cars spice up local market

first_img11 November 2004South Africa is increasingly being seen as a lucrative market for overseas vehicle manufacturers. Now India’s second-largest car manufacturer, Tata Motors, wants 7% of the local passenger car market by 2007-8.The group’s ambitions were revealed at the launch of its Indica hatchback and Indigo sedan in South Africa last month. Tata also said it was looking into the feasibility of making cars locally.South Africa’s automotive industry has become an increasingly important contributor to the country’s gross domestic product, mainly through strong growth in the motor vehicle and component exporting sector.The industry is ranked 19th in the world in terms of vehicle production. It is responsible for approximately 80% of Africa’s vehicle output and produces 0.7% of the world’s vehicles.According to the National Association of Automotive Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa), exports of components amounted to about R22.5-billion in 2002, while exports of motor vehicles amounted to about R18-billion in the same year. New car sales in 2003 were over 350 000, compared to exports of well over 100 000. Exports of passenger cars (11 267) in September 2004 where 1700 up from the same month in 2003.So bright is the outlook that Standard Bank has projected that South Africa can expect foreign earnings from auto industry exports to equal earnings from gold exports for the first time in 2004.The catalyst for this unprecedented growth is the government’s Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), introduced in 1995 and recently extended until 2007 by the Department of Trade and Industry.The programme is aimed at making South Africa’s automotive sector internationally competitive through phased global integration, increasing the volume and scale of local production, expanding exports, and modernising and upgrading the industry.Tata is already investimg some R40-million in a bus assembly factory in Johannesburg, and, according to Business Day, is on a short-list to supply the government with 15-35 seater vehicles.Tata also says South Africa could be a stepping stone for the group into other markets in the region. Business Day says the company has been expanding overseas to lessen its dependency on the Indian market.Tata’s announcement follows increased interest in doing business in South Africa among Indian firms.India is South Africa’s sixth largest trading partner in Asia, with two-way trade worth more than US$2-billion a year, and South Africa recently adopted the “New Delhi Agenda for Cooperation” – a South-South co-operation agreement with India and Brazil.Tata’s Asian rival in South Africa, Mahindra & Mahindra, has also announced plans to expand into the local vehicle retail market.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

New facility for aircraft engines

first_img29 November 2004Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin opened Turbomeca Africa’s new manufacturing and maintenance facility adjacent to Johannesburg International Airoport on Friday.The new facility will manufacture gearboxes and civil and military helicopter engines.Turbomeca Africa is a joint venture formed two years ago by South African arms manufacturer Denel and French group Turbomeca, a subsidiary of Snecma.The company manufacturers engines for both domestic firms and international companies such as Rolls-Royce and General Electric, and gives support to repairs and overhauls of civil and military helicopter engines in sub-Saharan Africa.Denel owns 49% of Turbomeca Africa, while the French group owns the remaining 51%.Turbomeca Group chairman Emeric d’Arcimoles said it was a vote of confidence that Turbomeca France was transferring its workload to Turbomeca Africa.He said that engines from the French and British ministries of defence would be overhauled in South Africa from 2005, and that engines for Swedish and Malaysian military aircraft would also be exported by Turbomeca Africa.“We are in the process of re-employing additional competency at the right place to support the growing 2005 demand from Snecma Group, international markets for manufacturing, repair and overhaul, and from the South African Air Force”, d’Arcimoles said.Erwin said the establishment of the new facility was in line with the government’s plan to expand South Africa’s aerospace capabilities and gain entry into the global environment.The venture was also part of the government’s initiative to restructure state-owned enterprises and strengthen their global competitiveness by allying them with foreign partners.“Its an important area for us … to begin to invest in new technology so that we develop our capacity to export”, Erwin said. “We are confident that once we form partnerships with foreign companies, we will attract more foreign partners.”Denel CEO Victor Moche said the new facility would be geared to become a “centre of excellence for engine manufacturing … We want to achieve a standard and be at a stage where the world knows that certain engines are made only in South Africa”.According to Business Day, Denel was recently awarded a US$2-million contract by European military aircraft manufacturer BAE Systems to supply aircraft components for the production of Hawk jets for India’s airforce.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

JaneDream 1 Set Styrofoam Mannequin Manikin Head Model Foam Wig Hair Hat Glasses Display : Brilliant, used one to put mask on headless mannequin

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WorkHands Wants To Become The Blue-Collar LinkedIn

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit lauren orsini According to the most recent statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation, blue collar workers make up roughly 60% of the workforce in each U.S. state.  However, you’d never know that browsing the Internet.While there are dozens of job boards that specialize in white collar jobs, if you’re looking for a skilled labor job, your best bet is to check your local Craigslist listings. The staff of WorkHands, is hoping to change that. A LinkedIn-like service for blue collar workers in the U.S., a new social network that launched Tuesday. Putting The Internet To WorkA software engineer, WorkHands CEO Patrick Cushing is the black sheep of his blue collar family. His dad fixed oil burners for a living, and his brother is a professional welder. He realized first hand that blue collar workers are always online, even if their jobs are not. “My brother has had Facebook since the beginning,” he said. “I looked at someone like my brother and realized he had all these online tools for his social life and none for his work career.”Perhaps because of the white collar backgrounds of most Silicon Valley types, most job networks are designed with similar job hunters in mind. There are thousands of blue collar professionals connected on LinkedIn, but Cushing argues that network doesn’t cater to them as specifically as WorkHands does. “Linkedin makes it really hard to demonstrate what you’re great at in the trades,” he said. “If you’re a great welder, one of the best ways to demonstrate that is to show your welds.”A machinist’s profile on WorkHands.In the same vein, the most prominent part of any WorkHands profile is a photo gallery. In this early adopter’s profile, photos of the student’s metalwork are placed more prominently than his experience or education history. Just like skillful code can be a ready calling card for a tech job, a well-welded piece of metal may be all a trades employer needs to see. WorkHands profiles also include sections you’d never see on LinkedIn, such as a place for workers to list the types of power tools they own and can use or a list of the workers’ licenses and certifications, used for operating heavy machinery or driving utility vehicles. But through testers, the WorkHands crew has met with the most enthusiasm with the photo gallery feature. “So many of the workers we talk to, we ask about their work and they pull out their phone and have pages and pages of photos of it,” said Cushing.  “They’re inherently proud of the work they do with their hands.”Keeping Social GoingFor this reason, the WorkHands crew believes that it can keep workers using the network even after they’ve already found a job. They can upload photos and approve of connections’ handiwork by clicking the “solid” button, a straight-talking version of Facebook’s “like.” Other features are on the way, too. This quarter, Cushing hopes to launch private networks for technical schools, employers, and other organizations, a mobile app, and a job board. Right now WorkHands is free for workers and employers alike, but eventually the network will make money by charging companies for their job listings. Already, WorkHands has helped a handful of students at Laney College in Oakland, CA find jobs at a local ironworking company. The network has worked well for students, who are already constantly online, and for companies, which before have never had a network to find welders, woodworkers, and other skilled laborers all in one place. The blue collar Internet already existed, said Cushing. They just needed the right tools.“The assumption that this workforce isn’t already online is something we’re really trying to challenge,” said Cushing.Image of WorkHands team courtesy of WorkHands. Tags:#Blue Collar#employment#LinkedIn Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Navigating the space between our personal and professional roles.

first_imgFriends eating pizza.By Dr. Kristen DiFilippoRecently, I listened to a physician talk about various leadership roles health professionals take on. One portion of her talk, leadership within the community you live in, struck a chord with me. Through my training as a dietitian, I felt prepared to lead my patients, but navigating what it means to be a dietitian in my own personal life has been a journey of trial and error. Early on, I tried to give my dad unsolicited dietary advice. He gently yet firmly reminded me that I am his daughter, not his dietitian. In contrast, I’ve been asked for advice that I don’t feel comfortable giving without a full nutrition consult. I’ve also been told that people, who I have never discussed food with, are nervous to have me over for dinner because of my profession. As professionals, it can be complicated to draw the line between our professional expertise and our personal lives, especially when are the profession is so closely tied to something as personal as eating. This leads me to wonder, is there a difference between our personal and professional identities? Below are some of my thoughts on how to navigate the space between our personal and professional selves.Avoid unsolicited advice. It can be hard when those we really care about are making lifestyle choices that aren’t optimal, but the key word here is choices. We can encourage, cheer, and answer questions when asked, but I’ve learned that preaching nutrition advice at an unwilling audience only leads to frustration from everybody.Know your own boundaries. For me, this means that I don’t mind a general nutrition question in conversation or from a close friend, but I am not comfortable providing nutrition advice in social settings. It is ok to say when you don’t feel comfortable answering. One strategy I use is to recommend the person the name of a dietitian who is really good in that area.Be gracious to those who have to cook and eat with you, and to yourself. I’ve had people ask me not to look at their plate, to which I usually respond that I won’t, as long as they don’t look at mine. Proper nutrition is important, but so is enjoying food. We can lead others by making healthy choices, but also by showing others that there is no such thing as perfection in nutrition.What about you, how do you navigate the space between your personal and professional self?Additional resources:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2787942http://jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(15)00451-7/pdfThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more