PM Skerrit urges Dominicans to take better care of their health

first_img Tweet Share Prime Minister SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the prevalence of Chronic Non Communicable Diseases is creating “havoc” in Dominica and the wider world by extension.The Prime Minister said as a consequence of economic upward mobility, Dominicans are discarding the traditional habits of cooking and exercise.“The incidents of diabetes, cancers, hypertension is serious. I get the feeling that we are not taking care of ourselves properly. We are not eating right, we do not exercise. I believe that as a result of our upward mobility economically, people are placing less attention on home cook meals with the proper balance. We go to the fast food restaurants where there is a high concentration of sugar in our juices. There are more vehicles and people no longer walk short distances. People want to be dropped off right in front their work,” he said.The Prime Minister is calling on the nation to pay greater attention to their health.“You have these present day challenges to confront and that have compounded itself by creating the high incidents of diabetes and hypertension. My hope is that we as citizens will take better care of ourselves.He said a national plan to address CNCS’s is on the cards for Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews PM Skerrit urges Dominicans to take better care of their health by: – January 5, 2012 Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussionslast_img

Dessers Rues Missed Super Eagles Debut against Sierra Leone

first_imgHeracles’ striker Cyriel Dessers – who finished the Dutch Eredivisie season as joint top scorer – has told the BBC Sports that missing out on his Nigeria debut because of the coronavirus pandemic was “painful”.Dessers, 25 – who was tied on 15 goals with Ajax’s Steven Berghuis at the top of the goal-scoring charts when the Dutch campaign ended early – received his first Super Eagles call-up in March.He was included in Gernot Rohr’s squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone, but the match was put on hold because of the Covid-19 crisis, denying Dessers a chance to represent the country of his mother’s birth. Cyril Dessers …missed debut for Nigeria last March “It hurt me because I thought it was going to be one of the best moments of my life – or at least my career – and that it didn’t go through was really painful,” Dessers told BBC Sport Africa.When he finally joins up with the Super Eagles, it will be his first time visiting Nigeria. But the Belgium-born striker says he has been hooked on the African nation’s rich football history since he was a boy.“When I was 12 years old, during technical trainings at my academy, every player had to choose one skill or move. Some kids did the scissors kick or Ronaldinho but mine was always the Okocha moves,” he recalled. “I loved him when I was a kid.”Dessers, who studied law at the University in Belgium, also vividly remembers watching Nigeria win her third Nations Cup in 2013. “It was really special because at that moment I was in college studying. I wasn’t even a professional football player, I remember being so happy – with John Obi Mikel the captain, Emmanuel Emenike with the goals. It was a special moment for sure.”Six years later, he was thrilled to see some of his future national teammates winning bronze at Egypt 2019 and is hopeful that he will be “accepted” into Nigeria’s “really nice group.”“I know it’s a young team, a lot of players playing in Europe, so I think that the adaptation would be fine and I hope when I come into the team they accept me.“I am looking forward to seeing Victor Osimhen, I like to watch a lot of football and watch the strikers and I think he is a great striker, and I hope I can help him and support him.”Cyriel Dessers became the second African behind Ivorian Wilfred Bony to finish as top goalscorer in the Eredivisie.He joins an illustrious list of names to have accomplished the feat including Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luis Suarez.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

Game 5 takeaways: Why another Sharks comeback seems unlikely

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Now down … SAN JOSE — The Sharks have been in this spot before, of course, and there was plenty of talk after a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday about using those experiences to their benefit as they face elimination one more time.The Western Conference Final feels different from the first two rounds, though.After Game 5, it feels like the Blues have assumed complete control.last_img

Winter meeting season in full swing this month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest February looks like it will be the peak of the winter meeting season. We on the Agronomic Crops Team provide programs of interest to corn, soybean and wheat growers across Ohio. See our calendar for February: items of interest for February you will find:February 5, 12, 19 & 26 – the Central Ohio Agronomy School in Knox County; 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. each week.February 5 – Putnam County Agronomy Night; 6:00 p.m.February 6 – Soil Health Workshop in Woodville; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.February 7 – Software for developing nutrient management plans; Ottawa 9:30 a.m.February 9 – Northwest Ohio Crops Day; Deshler 8:30 a.m.February 9 –  Madison, Delaware and Union Farmers Breakfast; Plain City 9:00 a.m.February 13 – Controlling Your Problem Weeds; Marion County 1:00 p.m.February 14 – Weed Management 101; Willard 9:30 a.m.February 21 – Considering Organic? Urbana 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.More details about these events can be found at the AgCrops Calendar website: if this is your year to recertify for that Ohio Department of Agriculture card then check out the website,, for recertification dates in your area and to register for Pesticide Recertification and Fertilizer reCertification.Still need to get certified to apply fertilizer? You must attend a 3-hour program from Ohio State University Extension, or take the exam from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. To find a meeting for Fertilizer Certification training: if you plan to plant RR2Extend beans this year, then you will need to be licensed, trained and certified for that too as the soybean dicamba products are now Restricted Use Pesticides. Ask your seed dealer where the trainings are being held, you can also find some information on locations at our OSU website:

Now Available: Anti-Virus for Your Facebook News Feed

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perez Norton, however, falls far short of what Defensio provides today. Perhaps that’s because Norton’s app is a freebie for consumers while Defensio is aimed more towards companies and brands maintaining business-related Facebook pages. However, Defensio has a free option for consumers and it protects any Facebook page that isn’t used for commercial purposes.  Norton should not only offer the app for free, as it does now, but it should automate the scans. Facebook users can’t even stop long enough to concern themselves with their privacy settings, so asking them to run regular, manual scans of their News Feed is somewhat ridiculous.  Perhaps an automation functionality will arrive in a newer version. (We asked Norton on their Facebook Wall, let’s see if they respond.) In the meantime, it’s better than nothing. And if you come across a questionable link, it’s definitely worth the scan. You can install Norton Safe Web for Facebook here: Defensio can be installed here: Earlier this week we asked if Facebook had grown to the point that it needed its own anti-malware service and – would you look at this! – now it has one. Well, sort of. The well-known security company Symantec has released an anti-malware service for Facebook which protects you from dangerous links posted to your News Feed. And it comes to you by way of a free Facebook application called “Norton Safe Web.” Keeping Your News Feed Malware-Free Apparently, this News Feed-scanning anti-virus application was released into beta back in mid-April, but we’re just now hearing of it thanks to the eagle-eyed bloggers over at All Facebook. Norton’s free software functions the same way any other Facebook application does. You click to give it access to your profile and then Norton Safe Web scans your News Feed for malicious URLs. It even scans inside shortened links from services like or tinyURL. The results of the scan can then be shared with your friends from the application itself – a handy feature for warning others of any dangers on your Wall or theirs. Related Posts Some IssuesUnfortunately, when testing it ourselves we noticed a few issues. When using Google Chrome to perform the scan, we had to refresh the page manually to see the scan results. For some reason, the initial result was a blank page. For whatever reason, the app was unable to scan a couple URLs and simply marked them as “untested.” The app only checks for URLs posted within the past 24 hours. And finally – and this is perhaps the most important of all – the software does not run automatically. That means anytime you want to test the safety of the links in your News Feed, you have to launch the app and run a scan. Manually.A Better Option? DefensioWhile the first few issues are minor complaints (the Chrome bug may have been on our end, after all), this last item is critical and a huge miss on Symantec’s part. And it’s not an issue of Facebook not allowing an app to run automatically in the background, either. For example, earlier this year, we looked a Defensio 2.0, one of the first-ever security suites for Facebook. The application checks for malicious files, links and scripts as well as for profanity and other unwanted content that’s posted to your Facebook Wall. After you configure the level of protection you want, Defensio runs in the background, keeping an eye on your profile. When and if it finds some questionable content, it can automatically block it for you and send you an alert via email. I’ve personally been using it since January and it has sent me updates on more than a few occasions, warning me of potentially dangerous links or unwanted content. Not only does the app keep you safe from malware, it can help you keep your Facebook profile more “professional” as you can block URLs by category in order to keep links and posts about gambling, sex, drugs, racism and hate, or adult material from ever being posted in the first place. (If you have any friends who still think being tasteless is incredibly funny, you’ll appreciate this sort of help.)center_img Tags:#Facebook#security#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img

12 days agoJuventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksenby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdrien Rabiot could yet be on the move from Juventus in January.Le 10 Sport says Juventus could include Rabiot as a makeweight in their attempts to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.The France international has featured sparingly under Maurizio Sarri after leaving PSG for Turin in the summer.Rabiot would join Spurs as a direct replacement for the Dane.The Juve midfielder is a former Manchester City trainee. last_img

Mick Cronin May Have Hit On Ashley Judd On Twitter

first_imgMick Cronin with his mouth wide open while wearing a red tie.HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Mick Cronin of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at BB&T Arena on February 25, 2018 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Yesterday, actress and Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd took to Facebook to apologize to Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis on behalf of her fellow Wildcat fans for the offensive and racist remarks sent to him following the teams’ Round of 32 game. Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin was quick to accept Judd’s apology via Twitter, but he also added an interesting little note at the end of his second tweet.Thank U to @ashleyjudd for her kind words for Octavious. Te’ is a “Great”young man to those of us that actually know him.— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 24, 2015My advice to Ms Judd..Ignore ignorance…And I’m divorced as well (just sayin)— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 24, 2015Was Cronin trying to relate to Judd, or was the Bearcats’ coach hitting on her? We can’t be totally sure, but Cincinnati and Lexington are only about 83 miles apart…last_img

7 sickened by salmonella related to raw frozen breaded chicken in 4

first_imgOTTAWA – The Public Health Agency of Canada says a salmonella outbreak in four provinces has left seven people ill.It says the salmonella infections have been linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products and it is investigating along with provincial public health officials, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada.There have been four people reported ill in Alberta and one each in British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick.The agency says two people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.It says the people — mostly male — became sick between April and May.Salmonella is commonly found in raw chicken and frozen raw breaded chicken products, but the agency says the risk is low and illnesses can be avoided through proper food handling, preparation and cooking practices.Anyone can become sick with a salmonella infection, but infants, children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are more fragile than healthy individuals.Most people who become ill from a salmonella infection will recover fully after a few days.The symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, chills, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea and vomiting, which usually last for four to seven days.last_img

Legion branch pulls newsletter over joke about hunters murdering Indians

first_img(Image of the Cranbrook, B.C., Royal Canadian Legion branch newsletter. On the right, the first newsletter version including the joke. On the left, the reissued version with a publisher’s explanation on why the joke was removed.)By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsA British Columbia branch of the Royal Canadian Legion pulled their most recent newsletter after publishing a joke about the murder of two “Indians.”The Cranbrook, B.C., branch of the Royal Canadian Legion printed 40 copies of their August newsletter before pulling the issue and replacing the joke with a “Publisher’s Comment” explaining why the text was removed in an updated version. The explanation did not include an apology.The branch has also been ordered by superiors to cease publishing jokes and cartoons in its newsletter.Shirley Green, 77, said she was outraged when she read the joke on page 5 of the newsletter and immediately contacted branch president Edith LeClair, 63, to express her dismay.“When I phoned the president Edith LeClair, my voice was just shaking, I was so upset to think the legion could put have printed a joke that disrespected and dishonoured thousands of Aboriginal soldiers and Metis and Inuit,” said Green, who is of Metis and Ktunaxa heritage. “I don’t feel that I have gotten a proper response, I don’t think this has been handled properly and I do hope the branch of the Legion in Cranbrook gets some education on what constitutes racism.”LeClair, however, was defensive about the joke, which involved two hunters, one from Alberta and one from Saskatchewan, who separately gun down an “Indian.”LeClair said the matter had been dealt with “internally” and that the newsletter’s publisher simply printed a joke someone had sent him.“Obviously people can’t take a joke,” said LeClair. “I am 63 years-old and as far as I am concerned a joke is a joke.Mike Landry, the publisher, wrote in the updated newsletter that he was not “racist, sexist or a bigot” and that the joke was pulled after a complaint from one reader.“My great-grandmother on my mother’s side was an American Native Indian born in North Dakota. My grandparents on my dad’s side are French Canadian born in Quebec. His great-grandfather is of Irish decent and was Cajun,” wrote Landry. “This makes me a bald, native, French, Irish Catholic, nudist Canadian with a warped sense of humour.”Landry wrote that he would no longer publish content that offended readers.The joke begins with the two hunters in northern Saskatchewan when “an Indian runs across the field.”The Saskatchewan hunter aims and shoots the “Indian” dead. The Alberta hunter expresses shock, but the Saskatchewan hunter tells him it’s legal in Saskatchewan.Later, the Alberta hunter buys beer and puts it on the roof of his truck when “an Indian runs by, grabs the beer and runs away.” The Alberta hunter then pulls out a pistol and shoots the person dead.He’s later arrested by an RCMP officer who tells him that it’s illegal to use “bait” when shooting “Indians” in Saskatchewan.Inga Kruse, executive director of the Legion’s B.C. and Yukon Command, said the Cranbrook branch had been ordered to no longer publish jokes and cartoons in their newsletter which will now only carry legion content. Kruse said the branch has also been told to implement a “peer review process” for all content published in the newsletter.Kruse said letters of apology had also been sent to Green and her daughter Joyce Green, a University of Regina professor, in response to their letters of complaint.“We consider the Cranbrook newsletter issue an error within the branch and have worked with them to quickly and thoroughly resolve it,” said Kruse, in an emailed statement. “We are however taking further action to notify all of our branches that they need to exercise diligence in monitoring volunteers who work on publications for their branches.”In a previous interview, however, Kruse said the matter was not worthy of media attention.“I don’t think it’s big news. It was a mistake that somebody made,” she said. “There is going to be a lot of people hurt if that is considered news.”Shirley Green said she had to raise the issue out of respect for all her Indigenous family members who served in the Canadian Forces.“This was something I felt I had to do even though I knew I would come in for criticism,” she said. “There are some things you just have to do. There is no choice, you either stand up and do the right thing or you have to live with it for the rest of your life.”Green is currently planning on compiling a book to honour all First Nation, Metis and Inuit [email protected]last_img