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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LAURA’S BIG IDEA RAISES €1,500 FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL

first_imgLAURA’S PARTY RAISED €1.5K FOR ST VINCENT DE PAULA 13-year-old Co Donegal schoolgirl has helped to raise €1,540 for the local St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal.Laura Black talked her dad Jason into opening his Voodoo club open for a kids’ disco on Sunday – to help others this Christmas.Even Santa turned up for the occasion. Said Jason afterwards: “We had an incredible turn-out.“So many people came along to help and we had a fantastic day in the Greenroom.“We want to thank everyone who came along.“We are all so proud of our community after what they have done.” LAURA’S BIG IDEA RAISES €1,500 FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL was last modified: December 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:500 FOR ST VINCENT DE PAULgreenroom liveLAURA’S BIG IDEA RAISES €1letterkennyVOODOOlast_img read more

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Township property market hots up

first_img25 January 2006While the recent boom in South Africa’s traditional residential property market is slowly deflating, there’s a sharp rise in demand for houses in the country’s townships, Business Day reports.Townships were the legislated residential areas for urban black people during the apartheid era, and generally retain this demographic. Despite a common misperception that they are poverty-stricken and riddled with crime, townships are becoming the new big thing for property.According to Business day, analysts have identified more affordable housing and an emerging black middle class as drivers of this market.The newspaper cites the fourth-quarter 2005 results of the First National Bank (FNB) Residential Property Barometer, which found that the confidence level in townships was 7.5 compared with 5.8 in traditionally white suburbs.The barometer represents the perceptions of real estate professionals in the residential property market and measures activity levels on a scale of one to 10.The one to three level is called “not very active”, while four to six is considered “stable”. Level seven to eight shows an “active” market, while nine to 10 is “very active”.In its fourth quarter of 2005 research, FNB surveyed 100 real estate professionals operating in the townships of Soweto and in Tembisa, Daveyton and Vosloorus on the East Rand, in Midrand and in Atteridgeville (Tshwane), Sebokeng (south of Johannesburg) and Kagiso on the West Rand.FNB home loans CEO Ed Grondel told Business Day that there was pent-up demand for residential property in the Gauteng township market, with seven buyers for every home for sale.Roland Lange, executive head of sales and marketing for FNB home loans, said prices were affordable in the townships and that township living was considered more “trendy” than life in traditional residential areas.Grondel said 55% of respondents said activity in the township market was higher than a year ago and 68% anticipated a further increase in activity, according to Business Day.The average township property price was R223 000, and the most dominant buyers’ group those aged 25 to 35. Nurses, teachers, social workers and police officers were the dominant home buyers, accounting for 32% of the market.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Food poisoning and laser lights are pilot dangers

first_imgFood poisoning and laser lights are the biggest causes of incapacitation of pilots according to Australia’s crash investigator.The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau has issued the results of a survey that found that in the 5 years between 2010 and 2014, there have been on average 23 pilot occurrences a year reported where Australian pilots could not perform their duties. That is once every 34,000 flights.Over 75 per cent of incidents involved commercial passenger flights and the ATSB reported that the other pilot was successfully able to continue the flight or divert to an emergency landing.Some of the incapacitation cases have been quite bizarre including one where the co-pilot became air sick after the plane encountered severe turbulence.The ATSB found that between 2010 and 2014, there were a total of 113 flight crew incapacitation occurrences reported to the ATSB and half of the incapacitation occurrences were related to gastrointestinal illnesses such as food poisoning or gastroenteritis. Laser strikes accounted for 13 per cent of flight crew incapacitation occurrences in high capacity operations. Between 2010 and 2014 there were 1,316 laser strikes in high capacity transport operations in Australia reported to the ATSB. However, only 11 during this period resulted in pilot incapacitation. The ATSB said that while the chances of incapacitation from a laser strike are low, when they occur, they can be serious enough to lead to total incapacitation of the pilot.One of the most serious incidents involved a 787 captain did not have happy ending.  The training captain who was flying the 787 suffered a suspected brain aneurysm just after touch down at Perth, Western Australia and the aircraft began to veer to the right and the other captain, who was checking her, took control of the aircraft to return to the centreline and completed the landing. The two other flight crew members supported the incapacitated captain and administered oxygen and she was later taken to hospital but died two days later.last_img read more

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Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next Jerie Pingoy shows best form since ankle injury LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Serena, 36, will need to get through her first round match against 53rd ranked Zarina Diyas and the 29th-seeded Kiki Bertens.The eighth-seeded Venus has a bye through the first round and will face either qualifier Monica Niculescu or Sorana Cirstea in the second round.Venus and Serena are more accustomed to meeting in the finals of tournaments. If Venus had any idea she and Serena could meet so early in the Indian Wells draw, she wasn’t letting on.“I haven’t analyzed it at all,” Venus said of the field. “If I keep playing hopefully I can win.”Venus reached the Wimbledon final last year where she lost to champion Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “She does everything for the baby. Other than that she stays the same.“If it happens then I have a good example to follow.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis week marks the return of Serena to the WTA Tour a little under 190 days since the birth of baby Alexis.Both sisters are competing in the WTA Indian Wells tournament and they landed in the same portion of the draw meaning they could face each other in the third round. MOST READ She also made the final of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals in Rome and at this tournament.Venus grew up just a couple hour’s drive away in the south central Los Angeles suburb of Compton.“This tournament means a lot to me,” she said of Indian Wells. “I don’t get to play a lot in the States anymore.“I am a California and a Florida girl.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Venus Williams of the United States approaches the net after losing to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the first round of the Tie Break Tens tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018 in New York. The Tie Break Tens’ New York event is a one-day day exhibition tournament featuring eight female players competing for a $250,000 winner’s prize. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Venus Williams says she hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of her younger sister Serena and experience motherhood.“I hope I can do that if I ever get there,” said the 37-year-old Venus on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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