Dominicans urged to conserve and preserve water

first_img Share Tweet 195 Views   2 comments LocalNews Dominicans urged to conserve and preserve water by: – August 29, 2012 Sharecenter_img Share A call has been made by the minister responsible for water resource management for residents of Dominica to show greater appreciation for and to preserve water.At the commissioning of a 500, 000 gallon water storage tank on Tuesday, Water Resource Management Minister, Reginald Austrie, outlined the pertinence of having a supply of clean, potable water.He said, as a result of the challenges which global warming posses, there could be “frequent interruptions” to the water supply as well as sanitation complications which could “threaten the availability of water” not only in Dominica, but the Caribbean and wider world.“It is believed that by the year 2025, at least 3.5 billion people will which is almost half of the world’s population will leave in areas without enough water for agriculture, industry and human needs. On a world wide scale, water conditions continue to be degraded and in many regions, industries and residents are having tremendous difficulties in accessing potable water”.It is anticipated that global warming and climate change will have a serious negative impact on eco systems thereby depleting the supply of fresh water throughout the region. Water Resource Management Minister, Reginald AustrieAustrie noted however that due to the large supply of water available on island, most people do not appreciate and understand just how important the resource really is.“Here in Dominica, it can be said that we are children of a culture born in a water rich environment. It would seem that we have never really learnt how important water is to us, we understand it but we do not respect it”. Water has become one of the “most critical resources affecting the world today,” the minister stated in strengthening his call for greater conservation and preservation of water.“I say all this to put forward a challenge to you that everyone must play their part in conserving our water resources. It is never easy for a government to find funding to invest in its infrastructure development but all these efforts would be futile if in the near future we do not have adequate supplies of water to ensure the sustainability of these investments”. He called on every citizen to “help in preserving our water catchment areas and ensure that our water resources are protected for the benefit of the future generations”. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

See More

World Fisheries Day observed today

first_img Share LocalNews World Fisheries Day observed today by: – November 21, 2018 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 393 Views   no discussions Share Fishermen and Fisherfolks in Dominica, join the rest of the world in observing World Fisheries Day today 21st November, 2018.This year World Fisheries Day is being observed under the theme “Partnership and Innovation for Climate Resilient Fisheries.”World Fisheries day established in 1998, is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the Fisherfolk communities.Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries.World Fisheries save as an important reminder that we must focus on changing the way the world manages global fisheries to ensure sustainable stocks and healthy oceans ecosystems.Some the activities leading up to World Fisheries Day in Dominica include the Biggest Catch Competition, Lion Fish Hunt and Exhibition to be held at the Portsmouth Fisheries Complex on 21st November, 2018.last_img read more

See More

Barbados Not Ready to Resume Commercial Flights

first_img Share Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley remains adamant that Barbados’ lone airport will not be resuming commercial flights until it is safe.As countries globally reopen their borders for tourism and domestic or international travel from the end of May and in June, Barbados’ leader is not moving from the government’s stance that Barbados will not be pressured to reopen.And this time her comment was made on the global stage.“We are not going to be driven by a date, we are going to be driven by protocols that make us safe because we want to remain safe for our people and for the people who are visiting us,” the CARICOM chair remarked during her interview with BBC World’s Matthew Amroliwala.Despite the Caribbean region being heavily dependent on the tourism sector the CARICOM chair and Barbados Prime Minister Mottley has re-emphasized that the tourism-dependent country does not have any plans to reopen for tourism just yet.Barbados initially imposed a curfew on March 28 and it has extended numerous times since then. From May 17, the Government extended the curfew to May 31.The Barbadian Prime Minister disclosed that her Government has been in discussions with the airlines and cruise industry about a health and safety protocol going forward. She reasoned that the issue of testing needed to be addressed to minimize the possibility of importing a second wave of the coronavirus disease 2019. Mottley indicated that officials were exploring whether travellers would be tested before or after their flight.“We are having discussions with the airlines and the cruise industry but we are not going to be driven by a date, we are going to be driven by the satisfaction that we have safe protocols that keep our workers safe, our people safe and our visitors safe.“We need to make sure that we touch all the bases and to that extent, I think the airlines have done a reasonably good job in trying to ensure that the planes can be kept sanitized far more than they have been but the big issue is testing and testing before people get on the planes or testing before they arrive,” said Mottley.“Quite frankly, it is more practical before people leave and we need access to rapid test or test protocols that will allow us to be able to determine what is the risk that we are going to take if a person is tested 24 hours before or should the person be tested within a matter of hours before going to check-in,” she further explained.The CARICOM head revealed that it’s not just Barbados, but the CARICOM member states on the whole are attempting to cover all their bases with health officials to ensure there isn’t a second wave of COVID-19 regionally via importation. Speaking on BBC World,  Mottley said that the member states were working on a regional public health protocol to ensure the safety of its citizens and visitors.She said, “The individual countries are going to make sure that we touch all the bases because it is not our intention to import, it is not our intention to have anyone be infected but at the same time we have to balance the reality that the Caribbean is the most travelled, if not the most travelled and trade-dependent region in the world with 50 per cent of our GDP effectively coming from it.”Mottley’s comments echo those by Barbados’ Tourism Minister Kerrie Symmonds during a recent press conference with local media to update on the status of reopening in Barbados. It was held on May 21. BusinessNewsPoliticsRegional Barbados Not Ready to Resume Commercial Flights by: – May 28, 2020 99 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

See More

Will new FDA label make sweetened dairy products villains?

first_imgadvertisementadvertisementThe most common sweetened dairy products are flavored milks, eggnog, yogurts and ice cream, says Cary Frye, the International Dairy Foods Association’s vice president for regulatory and scientific affairs. The types of ingredients listed as added sugars in these products are sucrose, honey or high fructose corn syrup. Frye says it is important to have these sweeteners in dairy products, such as ice cream to help with freezing.Dr. Kristin Harris, vice president of regulatory affairs for the National Dairy Council, says when the FDA released its supplemental proposal for the labeling of added sugar, it indicated in research that when consumers were shown different yogurt products with added sugar on the labels, the presence of the added sugar label caused consumers to view the product as less healthy, regardless of the overall nutrition profile.“It would be concerning to us if consumers are really just focusing in on that added sugar component and not taking in all of the information that is on the panel,” Harris says.In addition to the new added sugar line item of the label, changes were made to the nutrition facts panel to increase the font size for calories, servings per container and serving size, as well as bolding the number of calories and serving size to highlight this information. Other changes included updating recommended serving sizes and the daily values for nutrients, requiring vitamin D and potassium to be listed on the label, and changing the label’s footnote to better explain what percent daily value means.It is important that consumers not look at one single nutrient such as sugar, but look at the package as a whole, Harris says. Consumers need to understand the nutrient-rich value of dairy foods and look at sugar in relation to the other essential nutrients dairy products can offer. Therefore, Harris says it is important for the Dairy Council to continue consumer education on the nutritional value of dairy products because most Americans are not consuming the recommended three servings of dairy a day.advertisementFrye says the total amount of sugar in a product was already listed on the old nutrition facts panels, and now, because it will be split into two lines on the new labels, it will give consumers more information to make more informed choices.“I personally don’t think the declaration of added sugars is going to defer people to switch,” Frye says. “I think different people switch and seek out lower sugar products for many different reasons. But I don’t think this will defer them to switch because we already currently have these amounts of sugar in our products listed as total sugars.”With the new FDA label, Frye says the new component is an advantage because consumers will clearly know which part of the milk product is a natural sugar, such as lactose, and which part is added.The nutrition facts label is there to provide information to consumers to help them follow healthy dietary practices, Harris says. Consumers can use the added sugar information in a number of ways depending on their personal preferences. She says different consumers may be seeking more or less added sugars depending on their individual needs.“You may be an athlete who is looking for a certain amount of carbohydrates in the form of sugar to refuel after a workout, or you may be a mom seeking products with lower amounts of added sugar for her family,” Harris says. “This information simply helps the consumer make informed consumption and purchase decisions.”With the new FDA labels going into effect in two years, Frye says dairy processors are going to have to comply with the new nutrition facts panels soon. If consumers find certain dairy products too high in added sugar, dairy processors may have to consider revising their recipes.advertisement“If they make a product that includes a sweetener, processors could say, ‘Well, do I have alternatives?’” Frye says. “If they are concerned with added sugars, they could look at reformulating.”According to Frye, some changes processors could take are using a different type of sweetener or changing to a blend of a lower nutritive sweetener.Harris says the dairy industry has already done a lot of work to reduce added sugars in dairy products.“Since 2007 the dairy industry has reduced added sugars by 55 percent. Especially in flavored milks served in schools,” Harris says. “I would anticipate that this will be viewed positively.”It may take a long time for a change like this to have an impact, and it is hard to tell exactly how consumers will react to the new added sugar label.The nutrition facts label will go into effect July 26, 2018, for food and beverage manufacturers with sales greater than $10 million. Companies with sales less than $10 million will have an additional year to comply with the new rules.  PD The FDA recently released its nutrition facts side panel for all packaged foods and beverages. A new requirement of the redesigned panel is the labeling of “added sugars” in both grams and as a percent of suggested daily value intake. Although it is still too early to tell exactly how the added sugar label on sweetened dairy products will be perceived by consumers, industry leaders are concerned consumers will only focus on the added sugar component and not on the nutrient-rich value of dairy foods.last_img read more

See More

2.1 – 2.5 GHz Gooseneck Omni-Directional Antennas with Internal Bandpass Filter

first_imgSouthwest Antennas has released their first product line of filtered omni-directional antennas, giving users additional operational flexibility in radio placement while helping to attenuate disruptive frequencies outside of their operational frequency band. This is particularly important for users who will be operating in close proximity to high-powered transmitters, such as military radio systems.Southwest Antennas parts #1001-127 and #1001-132 cover a frequency range of 2.1 to 2.5 GHz with 2.15 dBi of peak gain, with choice of a Reverse Polarity TNC(m) RF connector (# 1001-127) or standard TNC(m) RF connector (# 1001-132).A 3-pole RF bandpass filter is securely fitted inside of the antenna radome and integrated with other components, ensuring survivability during harsh field use. The coaxial gooseneck base allows for flexible antenna mounting options for dismounted user applications, including securing the antenna through MOLLE gear, web loops, or vests. Additionally, users of multi-antenna 2X2 or 3X3 MIMO/MANET radio systems can easily positon the antennas at 45-degree angles for increased spatial and polarization diversity.We are seeing more applications where radio communication equipment is compromised by co-located radio systems. By integrating the filter into the antenna, their customers have an easy plug-and-play solution to help reduce interference without complicating their radio setup. The antenna has to simply be mated to the radio’s RF connector and the integrated filter does all the heavy lifting.Custom electronics inside of the antenna ensure the filter performs optimally across the antenna’s entire operating frequency range.Part # 1001-127 – Omni Antenna, 2.1 – 2.5 GHz, 2.15 dBi, Integrated RF Gooseneck Adapter, Internal Bandpass Filter, RP-TNC(m) RF ConnectorPart # 1001-132 – Omni Antenna, 2.1 – 2.5 GHz, 2.15 dBi, Integrated RF Gooseneck Adapter, Internal Bandpass Filter, TNC(m) RF ConnectorThese antennas are available now from Southwest Antennas, authorized distributors, and resellers. Other form factors, operating frequency bands, and filter options also available on request from Southwest Antennas.last_img read more

See More

Indians Post Game Videos – Terry Francona and Jason Kipnis on the 4-2 Loss to the Twins

first_imgCLEVELAND – Playoff hopes are quickly dwindling for the Indians, who fell Monday night to the Twins 4-2 at Progressive Field. Check out our post game videos with Tribe manager Terry Francona and second basemen Jason Kipnis following the setback.Tribe second basemen Jason Kipnis talks about the Monday loss to the Twins, the energy from the team and his near inside the park HR.Tribe manager Terry Francona gives his thoughts on Corey Kluber, Tommy Milone and the Indians 4-2 setback to Minnesota Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsJason KipnisTerry Franconacenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

See More

UWF’s Emily Burge Breaks Strikout Record As Argos Take Two At Crossover

first_img Share DECATUR, Ala. – UWF’s senior pitcher Emily Burge re-wrote the Argonaut softball record books on Sunday afternoon in Decatur, Ala., setting a new career strikeout record at 685. The previous record was held by Sandy Morgan (1997-2000) at 678, and stood for almost a decade. The Argos collected two conference wins on Sunday, blanking Henderson State 2-0 and earning an 8-3 victory over Christian Brothers.“I am so proud of Emily,” said head coach Tami Cyr. “She has achieved an incredible accomplishment, and has worked hard for four years. Emily came in as a freshman and made an immediate impact for our program, and that says a lot about a player to come in and make that much difference as a freshman. She has continued to make that kind of impact for all four years.”Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) improved to 19-3 with her 11th shutout win over Henderson State. The teams combined for just seven hits, while West Florida collected five. Both Lafrance and Caurie Miller (Orlando, Fla./Troy) had 2-for-3 showings, as Miller went yard for the fifth time this season on a solo shot in the 4th. The 1-0 lead held until the 6th when the Argos tacked on one more off a Trish Pope (Pensacola, Fla./Okaloosa Walton CC) double scored Lafrance from first who was on with a single. Game two of the day was originally scheduled for Monday as a makeup for Thursday, but ended up moved to Sunday afternoon. Burge earned the start and the 8-3 win, improving to 15-6 on the season. The senior entered the game just six strikeouts shy of breaking the record, and ended up sitting down 12 batters to tie her game-high this season. “It’s really exciting, and a great accomplishment,” commented Burge. “I didn’t even know until it was brought to my attention almost two weeks ago, so it’s almost shocking.”Christian Brothers opened scoring in the second game with a leadoff homerun, but were answered by UWF in the 3rd when Burge led off with a double to left center. Kat Pursell (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) followed with a single, and Amber Ingram (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) loaded the bases with a walk. Junior Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) took advantage of the situation with an RBI single to knot the game at one. Burge then pitched her way out of jam in the 3rd and 4th, as the Argo offense unleashed in the 5th. Kristee Wheeler (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola JC) led off with a lead off bomb to give West Florida a 2-1 lead. A pair of singles from Ingram and Chastang put two on for Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish) who answered with a three-run homerun to put West Florida up 5-1. CBU scratched one across in the bottom half of the inning, but a productive 6th inning for West Florida led to three more. Wheeler reached on a catcher’s interference call and pinch runner Dawnyele Stapleton (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) advanced to third on Pursell’s double. Stapleton scored on a ground out from Ingram, and the bases loaded on as Chastang and Miller drew a hit by pitch and a walk. Miles again capitalized with runners on, singling through the left side for 2 RBI.With just one more crossing for CBU in the bottom of the 7th, the Argos held on for the 8-3 win. West Florida improved to 34-9, 9-5 GSC with the wins. The Argos will conclude GSC Crossover play Monday morning at 10am facing Delta State.   Print Friendly Version Emily Burge (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img UWF’s Emily Burge Breaks Strikout Record As Argos Take Two At Crossoverlast_img read more

See More

Waterhouse book RSPL final ticket

first_imgWaterhouse FC have returned to the final of the Red Stripe Premier League with a 1-0 (3-0 on aggregate) win over Cavalier FC in the competition’s semi-final at the National Stadium this evening.Waterhouse got their goal just after half time, in the 46th minute through Keammar Daley.Daley’s goal adds to captain Keithy Simpson’s and Tremaine Stewart’s goals in the 34th and 40th minutes respectively in the first leg at the same venue last week, to make the 3-0 aggregate total.Marcel Gayle’s side now await the winners of the second semi-final between defending champions Portmore United and Mount Pleasant FA, which starts at 8:35 p.m. this evening. Portmore lead that tie 2-1 on aggregate.last_img

See More

Preview: Bristol City v Birmingham City

first_imgAll the key information on Bristol City’s opponents can be found below:BIRMINGHAM CITYThe Blues are five unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship and have picked up back-to-back 3-0 victories over Derby County and Ipswich Town consecutively. Gary Rowett’s side currently lie in 7th place in the table, and remain outside the play-offs on goal difference. Arsenal loanee Jon Toral is the club’s top scorer with six goals in the league, while Clayton Donaldson scored three of his five goals against City at St Andrew’s. Midfielder Diego Fabbrini has signed for Birmingham from Watford for £1.5m, while Andrew Shinnie has gone on loan to Rotherham United.MANAGERGary Rowett – Former Blues defender appointed the club’s manager in 2014 after a seven-year association with Burton Albion as a player and manager. The 41-year-old missed out on promotion from Sky Bet League Two with the Brewers losing in the play-offs in consecutive seasons. He was offered the Blackpool job a month before he took over at St. Andrew’s.STAR MANJon Toral – Twenty-year-old Spanish midfielder who started his youth career with Barcelona. Toral exited the Nou Camp in 2011 when Arsenal purchased his services for £300,000. In the 2014/15 season, the youngster joined the Gunners on their pre-season tour to the US before being sent out on loan to Brentford. Toral spent the whole campaign with the Bees scoring six times in 34 appearances. The attacking midfielder also has six league goals for Birmingham in 23 matches.OFFICIALSRob Lewis is appointed as the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Paul Hobday and Geoffrey Russell. The fourth official will be Lee Collins.TICKETSTickets for this game are now SOLD OUT.LAST TIME OUTBirmingham City 4-2 Bristol City – Clayton Donaldson scored a first-half hat-trick to help overcome City at St Andrew’s. The striker scored two goals inside 20 minutes before Jonathan Kodjia pulled one back from close range. Donaldson got to take the matchball home after notching from the spot, but once again Kodjia reduced the deficit with a smart volley. Jonathan Grounds added a fourth for Birmingham 13 minutes from time.LAST SEASONSky Bet Championship: 10th FA Cup: Fourth round (lost to West Bromwich Albion) Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Sunderland)DID YOU KNOW?The club had three names prior to becoming Birmingham City in 1944 (Small Heath Alliance 1875-1888, Small Heath 1888-1905, Birmingham 1905-1944).last_img read more

See More

High school volleyball: Airline remains unbeaten in district play; Haughton falls to Byrd

first_imgThe Airline Lady Vikings improved to 3-0 in District 1, Division I play with a straight-sets victory over the Northwood Lady Falcons on Tuesday night at Airline.Elsewhere, the Haughton Lady Bucs suffered their first loss of the season at Byrd, last year’s district runner-up. The Lady Bucs lost in straight sets but all were close. The Lady Jackets won 25-23, 25-20, 25-22.Airline and Haughton (2-1 district) face off Thursday night at Haughton.Airline didn’t allow more than 15 points in any set against Northwood, winning 25-9, 25-15, 25-12.Ashley Haigler had five aces, five kills and eight assists. Haylea Patterson had six aces, two kills and four digs. Gabby Patronis had four aces, three kills, one block and three digs.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

See More