Passivhaus refurb diary, part 5: airtightness testing, take two

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Ocean Patriot discharged

first_imgFurther to the news published by HLPFI on June 11, reporting that the 22,174-tonne rig had set sail from Singapore, Dockwise has advised that its semi-submersible vessel Dockwise Vanguard has successfully discharged the cargo.The harbour master at Forth Ports explained that Dockwise Vanguard ballasted down in the Firth of Forth to allow the Ocean Patriot to be floated off, before the oil rig was towed to Hartlepool.He also explained that the vessel came to the Forth for the discharge operations, due to the deep water and sheltered location.After discharge, Dockwise Vanguard made its way to Rotterdam.

Cancer is the Second-Leading Cause of Death in the Caribbean

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC -Cancer has become the second-leading cause of death in the Caribbean and despite this growing burden, many Caribbean small island nations have health systems that struggle to provide optimal cancer care for their populations.In a paper published in the Lancet, one of the world’s leading general medical journal, Dr. Glennis Andall-Brereton, senior technical officer for non-communicable diseases at the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) notes “cancer causes a fifth of deaths in the Caribbean region and its incidence is increasing”.In the paper titled ”Cancer Control in the Caribbean island countries and territories: some progress but the journey continues,” which she co-authored, it is noted that the incidence and mortality patterns of cancer in the Caribbean reflect globally widespread epidemiological transitions, and show cancer profiles that are unique to the region.“Providing comprehensive and locally responsive cancer care is particularly challenging in the Caribbean because of the geographical spread of the islands, the frequently under-resourced health-care systems, and the absence of a cohesive approach to cancer control.“In many Caribbean countries and territories, cancer surveillance systems are poorly developed, advanced disease presentations are commonplace, and access to cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment is often suboptimal, with many patients with cancer seeking treatment abroad.“Capacity building across the cancer-control continuum in the region is urgently needed and can be accomplished through collaborative efforts and increased investment in health care and cancer control,” the paper noted.This third paper is part of a five-part series titled “Cancer Control in Small Island Nations” and places emphasis on the crucial role of collaborative approaches, including through funding and investment opportunities with more developed countries, to create comprehensive cancer control programmes to improve cancer planning, prevention, and treatment in these under-resourced small island nationsThe fourth paper is titled “Advancing cancer care and prevention in the Caribbean: a survey of strategies for the region” and it identifies several promising initiatives to improve cancer prevention and treatment that have emerged across CARICOM countries.last_img read more

2011 NFL Helmet Page

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Local Authorities Bill signals strong inconsistency, duplicitous nature of Govt (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,The failure of the Coalition Government to allow the Local Government System to function properly is certainly hurting the Government. The Ministry of Communities is trying desperately to influence the Local Authorities and influence the staff politically. The staff at the Regional Democratic Councils and the NDCs are daily being coerced into doing the dirty work of the PNC. More serious is the fact that the staff are encouraged not to support the work programmes of the various councils.The hiring of staff to work in the Local Authority Areas is blatantly heavily influenced by the PNC arm of the APNU. Many of these staff do not have the necessary basic qualifications: no CXC English or Mathematics, and many Overseers cannot ‘string’ two sentences. The minutes of the meetings are not properly completed month after month because of the lack of capacity of the persons catapulted as Overseers. Budgets are often not sent on time to the Region because of the incompetent preparation and lack of ‘will’ to get the work done by the administrative staff.As for the Guyana Elections Commission’s readiness to hold Local Government Elections before the end of this year, that is highly questionable. Recently, the Chairman of GECOM said the elections body is ready for Local Government Elections, and that only the date needs to be announced. Well, maybe an overdose of senility is affecting not only the Chairman, but most of the Commission’s members and the entire Secretariat.How could the Guyana Elections Commission be ready for elections when it would be embarking on another round of continuous registration later in the month? Those transactions would have to be taken into account before an Official List of Electors is produced for the election. Importantly, lots of work have to be done after the next cycle concludes in three months’ time, after the commencement.New registrants and those attaining the age of 18 would have to be added to the list from the National Register of Registrants. Further, deletions would also have to be done based on upheld objections, and the list would have to be properly scrutinized before actually been put in use.Based on the statements, however, it seems that the Elections Commission would be pushing towards the elections with a list that would be less than a month old, which would not give enough time for proper scrutiny. Yet, moves are being made to amend the Election Laws (Amendment) Act 2000 to facilitate the implementation of continuous registration, so that there could be an electoral list which shall be in force and be routinely updated every six months. Before the considered amendment, the validity of the list was of three-month periods.Some analysts see the conduct of the Local Government Elections, due for later in this year, as a testing ground for the planned rigging of the 2020 General and Regional Elections. The voices of the people will speak again.Respectfully,Neil Kumar.last_img read more