A healthy environment is everybody business, says Mr. Prevost

first_img Share 40 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews A healthy environment is everybody business, says Mr. Prevost by: – June 7, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Student of the St. Mary’s Academy participating in this morning road march with a placardThe Ministry of Health Environmental Department held a very succesful  road march with fifteen primary schools on island in an effort to create awareness on the eradication of mosquitoes, flies, rats and cockroaches.The theme of the march was “Healthy Environments, Healthy People” which was chanted by the students through the streets as they marched.Chief Environmental Officer Mr. Anthony Scotland encouraged the students to declare war on rats, mice, mosquitos, and flies. He also urged them to dispose of garbage properly as this increases the number of vectors which spreads diseases.Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Honourable Norris Prevost who marched through the streets with the students, encouraged them to keep their environments clean.“If a healthy environment is everybody’s business then each of us must become an environmental health officer and make everyday an environmental health day. ”Mr. Prevost also made a call to our City Council and Government to restore in the city of Roseau the cleaning and washing down of the streets every day as well as the collection of garbage everyday which will assist in declaring war on vectors.Mr. Jeno Jacob of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Co-oporation also urged the students to keep our environments clean, to dispose of garbage in a proper manner and to take the message home to their parents.[nggallery id=42]The students had a fun time marching through the streets while chanting a remix of the popular song “Hold your distance” by Asa Banton of Grandbay.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/24779525[/vimeo]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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This Super Bowl, pass the keys to a sober driver

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Sheriff’s Department as part of the Decatur County Traffic Safety Partnership (TSP) is teaming up with state and local-law enforcement agencies across the country to urge football fans to designate a sober driver, call a cab or use a ridesharing service.In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under age 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to one year. Impaired driving also includes prescription and illegal drugs. Even over-the-counter medication can cause impairment, especially when combined with alcohol or a second drug. Anyone taking a new or higher dose of a drug should speak with their doctor or avoid driving until they know the effect the medication could have.“Super Bowl fans need a game plan to get home safely,” said Sheriff Dave Durant. “Pass your car keys or be the MVP and kickoff the day as a sober driver.” Whether you call it drunk, buzzed, wasted, high or stoned, impaired driving means going to jail and losing your driver’s license,” said Sheriff Durant. “Don’t fumble with your keys after the game. Pass it to a sober driver, or better yet, be a team player and start the game as the designated driver.”Sober drivers can tweet @NHTSAgov during the Super Bowl broadcast to be featured on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Wall of Fame. For more about alcohol-impaired driving click here and about drugged driving click here.With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired as it endangers you and everyone else around you. Law enforcement recommends these safe alternatives to impaired driving:Designate, or be, a sober driver.Use public transportation.Call a cab or a ridesharing service.Download the SaferRide mobile app on the Android Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store. This app only has three options: call a taxi, call a friend, and identify your location for pickup.Celebrate at home or a place where you can stay until sober.Throwing a party? Offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food.Never provide alcohol to minors.Ask young drivers about their plans.Friend or family member about to drive? Intercept the keys and make alternate arrangements. Report impaired drivers Impaired driving is three times more common at night than during the day. If you see an impaired driver, turn off the road away from the vehicle and call 911.Signs of impaired driving include:Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center lineDriving at a very slow speedBraking erraticallyMaking wide turnsStopping without causeResponding slowly to traffic signalsDriving after dark with headlights offAlmost striking an object or vehicleDriving on the wrong side of the roadTurning abruptly or illegallylast_img read more

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Richard Kinston still dreams of a Black Stars return- brother Laryea

first_imgEx Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kinston is still eyeing a return to the Black Stars team after over two years of absence, according to his brother Laryea.Kingston who is currently without a club lost his place as the Black Stars first choice goalie to Adam Kwarasey before the 2012 Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.Kingston, popularly known as Olele, is remembered for his exploits at the 2006 World Cup in Germany where he emerged as one of the best goalkeepers of the tournament.He was also key in Ghana’s silver medal winning feat at the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.The 34-year-old who has since been frozen from the Black Stars team due to his lack of competitive football is still keen on a return to the Black Stars.But his younger brother Laryea Kingson says the former Blackpool glovesman has not given up on his international future. “He still feels he has what it takes to help the national team again,” he told Joy sports“He has an advantage because he is a goalkeeper and for them they can keep for a very long time.“He is still active and every time we are talking is all about football and for him he still wants to play.”Kingston has been out of competitive football for over two seasons since his released from English side Blackpool.last_img read more

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