Enhanced Support for New Farmers

first_imgThe province is helping ensure the viability of the agriculture industry by making it easier for new farmers to get the funds and practical business advice they need to be successful. Agriculture Minister John MacDonell unveiled the FarmNEXT program today, Nov. 24, at the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture annual meeting in Truro. FarmNEXT will support new farmers by helping reduce the financial burden of their loans. New farmers may be eligible for up to $30,000 in loan relief when starting a farm business or up to $20,000 in loan relief when buying an established farm business. “Attracting and encouraging new faces to agriculture is vital for the long-term growth and success of the industry,” said Mr. MacDonell. “We are aligning resources to help farmers make ends meet and to support the long-term viability of farm operations in Nova Scotia. Funds are being allocated to new entrants in the most relevant, effective and responsible way.” FarmNEXT will replace the New Entrants to Agriculture program, which has been offered for 10 years. Commitments already made to farmers and agri-businesses under the existing program will be met before the new program comes into effect. Mr. MacDonell said the FarmNEXT program will better meet the needs of Nova Scotians wanting to enter the agriculture industry. Applications for FarmNEXT will be accepted starting April 1. FarmNEXT will be administered through the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board. It will be part of a suite of government programs and services available to Nova Scotians new to agriculture.last_img read more

Three killed in TrinamoolBJP clash in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Three political workers, including two from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the Trinamool Congress, were killed in a clash between the supporters of the two parties in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, on Saturday, police said. However, the BJP claimed five of its workers were killed, while Trinamool leaders claimed that three of their workers were murdered in the clash in the Hatgachi area under Najat police station of Sandeshkhali Assembly constituency. Hatgachi is about 84 kilometers from Kolkata. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist BJP leader Mukul Roy called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday night and apprised him of the situation. “A team of BJP MPs will visit the area on Sunday and submit a report to Shah,” she said. “Three political workers – two of them from the BJP and another from Trinamool – were killed,” said a police officer. State BJP General Secretary Sayantan Basu claimed three of its leaders – Pradip Mondal, Tapan Mondal and Sukanta Mondal – were killed and five other functionaries injured in the clash. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France BJP state General Secretary (organisation) Subrata Chattopadhyay said a fourth BJP worker Debabrata Mondal also died of bullet injury, while 18 other villagers were missing. Later, another injured BJP worker Shankar Mondal’s body was found. The Trinamool said while its worker Qayum Mollah was stabbed to death, two others were thrown into the water. According to the BJP leaders, the clash erupted after Trinamool workers allegedly removed the saffron party’s flags in Sandeshkhali area, while local Trinamool leaders accused the BJP workers of defacing their flags. “During a booth level meeting of our workers in Hatgachhi, some miscreants, backed by the BJP, attacked them. Mollah, a 26-year-old Trinamool worker, was taken out of the party office and stabbed to death,” state Minister and Trinamool’s district President Jyotipriya Mallick claimed. “Two other workers were thrown into the river. Eighteen Trinamool workers, including six women, are injured, he said. I would like to ask the BJP whether we don’t even have the right to hold a meeting. A large posse of police personnel, including those from the Rapid Action Force, have been rushed to the spot. Union minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo in a tweet said he was ‘deeply disturbed’ about the murders of BJP functionaries. “The people of West Bengal will very soon put an end to TMC’s atrocities,” said Supriyo. Mukul Roy held Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee “directly responsible” for “unleashing violence against the BJP workers”.last_img read more

Grains Livestock mixed

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was up 3 cents at $5.0760 a bushel; Dec. corn lost 4.4 cents at $3.656 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 1 cent at $2.9320 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 3.2 cents at 8.8920 a bushel.Beef was lower and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle was off .09 cent at $1.1490 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle fell 1.73 cents at $1.4727 a pound; Dec. lean hogs was up 1.47 cents at .5915 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img

First 50 retweets can tell if a tweet will go viral Study

first_imgBeijing: Estimating how infectious a tweet is from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a post will go viral or not, a study has found. As online social networks and media continue to grow, so has the importance of understanding how they influence our thoughts and opinions, said researchers from Beihang University in China. Being able to predict the spread of social contagions is considered a key goal for those social information networks, according to the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAlthough models developed in the field of infectious diseases have been used to describe the spread of ideas, studies have not used real data to estimate how infectious the information is. Researchers used about one month of Twitter data — comprising over 12 million tweets and more than 1.5 million retweets — and estimated each tweet’s infectivity based on the network dynamics of the first 50 retweets associated with it. They incorporated the infectivity estimates into a model with a decay constant that captures the gradual decline in interest as online information ages. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsUsing real data and simulations, the researchers tested the ability of the infectivity-based model to predict the virality of retweet cascades. They compared its performance to that of the standard community model, which incorporates other predictive factors — such as social reinforcement and trapping effects that act to keep tweet cascades within small communities of connected users. The researchers found that for both real Twitter data and simulated data, the infectivity model performed better than the community model, indicating that infectivity is a larger driving force in determining whether a tweet goes viral. Combining the two models into a hybrid community, infectivity model yielded the most accurate predictions, highlighting the complexity of the interacting forces that determine the life and death of social network information.last_img read more

New witness protection scheme for whistleblowers exposing technology industry wrongdoing

Whistleblowers are being offered a “witness protection scheme” to  expose “wrongdoing” in the technology industry. An American non-for-profit organisation founded by a French entrepreneur and philanthropist has said it will provide individuals working within “big data” financial and legal support if they are able provide information  that shows how the public is being “harm[ed], exploited or misled”.The Signals Network, which was set up last year, is working with a consortium of journalists around the world and aims to provide assistance to potential whistle-blowers to ensure that powerful corporations can be investigated. Newspapers and websites in America and Europe, including The Telegraph, have issued a “call for information” to people working in “big data” who are able to show how the public are being misled or that the information they have provided is being misused.Other organisations involved in the project include Mediapart, which was set up by the former editor of Le Monde, Die Viet in Germany, the Intercept and WikiTribune.The reporters will work together to examine information that is provided and a committee will  decide  whether potential sources have provided sufficiently strong information to warrant support from the organisation.In recent years, concerns have arisen about the role of technology companies and how “big data” may be being misused by firms.  Gilles Raymond Earlier this year, it emerged that a Cambridge professor used a personality quiz on Facebook to obtain data from 50 million users without their knowledge.  The academic then allegedly passed the data to a company called Cambridge Analytica, in violation of Facebook’s rules and without the company knowing.It also emerged that Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Americans without their permission and failed to ensure the data was deleted – it was allegedly used to develop an algorithm used in the US presidential election to target voters for the Trump campaign. The controversy led to more than $36 billion (£26 billion) being wiped off the value of Facebook, as investors reacted to the revelations.  The firm have denied that the data available to Cambridge Analytica constituted a data breach and any wrongdoing.Earlier this month, experts said that social media and online gaming firms should have a “duty of care” to protect children from mental ill health, abuse and addictive behaviour, amid concerns that social media firms are cynically targeting children using addictive “hooks”.The Signals was set up by French businessman Giles Raymond and has an operating budget of several hundred of thousands of dollars to provide financial, legal, psychological and public relations assistance to individuals who are able to provide information that exposes wrongdoing.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Raymond found a company News Republic that was bought by Cheetah Mobile in 2016 for $57 million.  In 2017, he founded the Signals Network. The Signals Network aims to provide the equivalent of a witness protection program for whistle-blowers. Today’s “Call for Information”, which was made by the newspapers and websites, asked for whistle-blowers to provide information that exposed wrongdoing, but also that could “shed light on commonly misunderstood or questioned practices, for example, why companies have chosen specific product updates and their effect on consumers”.Once the information has been provided to the reporters, each case will be “vetted” by a committee, and, based on the public interest and risk exposure, the Signals Network will decide on the level of protection to be offered.   Mr Raymond said:  “Talking to whistle-blowers we identified key needs and expectations”.  To help support them the organisation “will set up its own equivalent of the witness protection program  for qualifying whistleblowers “, he said. To find out more, go to telegraph.co.uk/bigdatacall/ Founder Gilles RaymondCredit:The Signals Network read more

Cotswolds beautician named Tiffany in legal row with global jewellery store over

Mrs Parmar, whose children are one and two, set up Lashes by Tiffany in 2014 as a beauty salon at her home. Some of Tiffany Parmar's products, called "Cotswold Lashes" Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Some of Tiffany Parmar’s products, called “Cotswold Lashes”Credit:SWNS/GloucestershireLive As part of the planned Cotswold Lashes by Tiffany venture, she hoped to sell eyelash glue and trays to other companies and start a beauty training course.She said the business will operate as planned even if she is forced to drop her trademark application.Tiffany and Co did not comment. A Cotswolds beautician named Tiffany has become embroiled in a legal row with the international jewellery store over the name of her business.Tiffany and Co has formally launched legal action against a Tiffany Parmar after she filed a trademark application in April for her cosmetics business to use the name “Cotswold Lashes by Tiffany”.But lawyers for Tiffany and Co say the “highly similar” name she uses could bring its famous brand “into disrepute” and has formally opposed her application.Mother-of-two Mrs Parmar, 32, of Gloucester, accused the firm of “bullying”.She must now decide by December 17 whether to drop her application or go into battle against Tiffany and Co in court, which could see her facing thousands of pounds of costs.”I am not interested in competing with Tiffany and Co,” Mrs Parmar said. “I wish I could, but sadly not. I just didn’t want to start all over again and sadly this was my only chance at this stage in my business to trademark my new venture.”She added that the “trademarking process doesn’t favour the little businesses”. “There is no third party who overlooks the opposition pre legal battle and giant cost,” she said. read more

Des substances nocives détectées dans des jouets pour jeunes enfants

first_imgDes substances nocives détectées dans des jouets pour jeunes enfantsSelon une enquête qu’il a menée, l’UFC-Que choisir a constaté la présence de substances nocives ou suspectes dans plusieurs jouets destinés aux enfants de moins de trois ans. Certaines étant des cancérigènes suspectés, l’organisation réclame un renforcement de la réglementation.Alors que les parents commencent à se ruer dans les magasins pour acheter les cadeaux de Noël de leurs enfants, c’est une étude préoccupante que vient tout juste de dévoiler l’UFC-Que Choisir. A l’approche des fêtes, l’organisation a décidé d’analyser les substances présentes dans trente jouets destinés à des enfants de moins de trois ans. Et les résultats se sont avérés plutôt mitigés. En effet, les analyses ont dans un premier temps révélé que ces produits ne présentaient ni phtalates, ni formaldhéhyde, colorants azoïques, substances cancérogènes ou encore reprotoxiques, des substances interdites par la réglementation. Ce qui constitue “un élément de satisfaction”, souligne l’UFC-Que Choisir. Néanmoins, bien qu’aucun de ces jouets ne soit contraire à la réglementation actuelle, d’autres résultats se sont révélés moins satisfaisants. Ainsi, l’organisation s’est étonnée de “la présence importante (plus de 20% des plastiques des jouets testés) de substituts aux phtalates n’ayant fait l’objet d’aucune évaluation toxicologique officielle et qui ne figurent pas dans la liste des additifs pouvant être utilisés dans les matériaux plastiques en contact avec les aliments”. Une présence qu’elle a signalée à l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses) pour qu’elle procède à une évaluation toxicologique.Mais plus inquiétant encore : l’UFC-Que choisir a découvert, dans 13 jouets testés sur 30, des dérivés pétroliers (HAP), classés cancérogènes probables ou possibles, ou des substances susceptibles d’être transformées en nitrosamines, également cancérogènes probables ou possibles, rapporte le Nouvel Observateur. Parmi les jouets concernés, figure notamment Sophie la Girafe, le jouet préféré des tout-petits qui adorent le porter à la bouche. “Si elle appartenait à la famille des tétines où ces composés sont interdits, Sophie ne serait plus sur le marché mais, appartenant à la catégorie des jouets, la Girafe n’est pas menacée…”,alors qu’elle “contient et même libère dans la salive des précurseurs de nitrosamines”, déplore l’UFC-Que Choisir.Des valeurs limites trop élevées en matière de toxicité À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’organisation relève également qu’Outre-Rhin, le jouet ne serait déjà plus sur le marché. Les autorités allemandes sont en effet bien plus strictes qu’en France et ont décidé de renforcer la réglementation sur les jouets, en étendant l’interdiction des composés en cause (les nitrosamines) aux jouets destinés aux moins de 3 ans. En France, la directive européenne sur la sécurité des jouets a été révisée après le scandale des jouets Mattel fabriqués en Chine en 2007. Mais si elle s’appliquera en 2013, l’UFC-Que Choisir estime que les jouets “resteront parfaitement conformes à la réglementation”, les valeurs limites pour certains composés, comme les HAP ou les nitrosamines, étant élevées et donc supérieures à celles trouvées ici. Pour l’organisation, “il n’est pas admissible que toutes les substances chimiques présentes dans les jouets ne soient pas évaluées toxicologiquement afin de garantir leur innocuité, et que des substances cancérogènes probables ou possibles soient admises”. Ainsi, elle réclame un renforcement de la réglementation relative à la toxicité des jouets afin d'”interdire la présence des HAP classés cancérogènes certains, probables et possibles ainsi que les nitrosamines et leurs précurseurs”. En attendant, l’UFC-Que Choisir demande aux fabricants de s’assurer que  toutes ces substances potentiellement nocives ne sont pas présentes dans leurs produits. Le 1 décembre 2011 à 10:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

JPL Pits Human Against AI in Drone Race But Who Wins

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently conducted the ultimate test of artificial versus human intelligence: drone racing.JPL capped off two years of drone autonomy research (funded by Google) with an October competition between their AI and world-class pilot Ken Loo.The team, which clearly comprises fans of The Dark Knight, built three custom vehicles—Batman, Joker, Nightwing—and developed algorithms to make them fly.(The same software was integrated with Google’s Tango technology, on which JPL also worked.)Designed to racing specifications, the unmanned aerial vehicles can travel up to 80 mph in a straight line. Navigating the lab’s twisting obstacle course, however, slowed them to speeds of about 30 or 40 mph.“We pitted our algorithms against a human, who flies a lot more by feel,” project task manager Rob Reid said in a statement. “You can actually see that the AI flies the drone smoothly around the course, whereas human pilots tend to accelerate aggressively, so their path is jerkier.”So, who came out on top? And what do the results mean for the impending robot revolution?You can rest easy: Airborne cyborgs won’t be turning on us—yet.According to JPL, the contestants started with similar lap times, but after dozens of circuits, Loo learned the course, became more creative, and attained higher speeds (while performing some cool moves).Intense focus and constant finger work can take their toll on us delicate humans, and even a pro flier can get exhausted.“This is definitely the densest track I’ve ever flown,” Loo said. “One of my faults as a pilot is I get tired easily. When I get mentally fatigued, I start to get lost, even if I’ve flown the course 10 times.”Still, he prevailed, beating JPL’s worthy opponent by fewer than three seconds: In the official laps, Loo averaged 11.1 seconds, versus the autonomous drones’ 13.9 seconds.The battery-powered latter, however, were more consistent overall; whereas Loo’s times varied, the AI flew the same line every lap.“Our autonomous drones can fly much faster,” Reid said. “One day you might see them racing professionally.” Climate Activists Use Drones to Shut Down Heathrow Airport Next MonthUPS Wants to Bring Drone Deliveries to U.S. Hospitals center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

WISHH Hosts Nigerian Fish Feed Workshop

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) organized a fish feed and management workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture this week.The workshop was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emerging Markets Program, and provided WISHH with important insight, which will guide future market development strategies in Nigeria, including feeding trials, technical assistance and partnerships with local industry.More than 75 participants attended the workshop, representing a wide variety of stakeholder groups including local government, research institutions, feed millers, and fish farmers. Some of the largest feed millers in Nigeria participated, including Premier Feed Mills, Livestock Feeds, Grand Cereals and CHI.Participants discussed the importance of using high quality feed ingredients, how to utilize feeding trials to understand the impact of ingredients on profitability, and some of the challenges faced by the Nigerian aquaculture industry.Challenges discussed included, fish nutrition, marketing and the availability of ingredients.The workshop was organized in partnership with WorldFish, an organization that WISHH is partnering with on feeding demonstrations in Cambodia.last_img read more

RBI Shutters 13 Construction Titles

first_imgReed Business Information has closed all but one of the magazines published under its Associated Construction Publications group, the company said today. ACP consisted of 14 regional magazines that covered the heavy, highway and non-residential construction industries.ACP was managed under RBI’s Reed Construction Data division. RBI said it will continue to publish Construction Equipment magazine.A RBI spokesperson declined to say how many employees were affected by the closures. “It has become increasingly clear that ACP‘s hybrid business model of regional/national advertising is economically unsustainable,” a spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:.  “The final issues will be published during April and affected staff will unfortunately be leaving the company during the course of the month.”In January, RBI announced a reorganization into four market-focused groups: business media, entertainment, construction and BuyerZone, a lead generation business. As part of the reorg, RBI reduced its overall workforce by 7 percent and instituted a hiring and salary freeze for 2009.last_img read more

Amid icy trail conditions mushers ready for K300

first_imgMushers, handlers and organizers attend the Kuskokwim 300 Musher’s Hall meeting Jan 14. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)Twenty-five mushers, some local, some international – all prepared to race this evening along icy river trails — are in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300. The race starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s the longest of three races that’ll take place over the weekend.Download AudioLast year’s champion, Pete Kaiser is competing again this year. Kaiser was the first local musher in more than 30 years to win the race.“There’s not a lot of strategy in this race, just because there’s so little rest,” Kaiser said. “So, I think just managing the team’s speed is the probably the only strategy. I’ll be looking to go slower the first part of the race and try to manage their gas tank throughout the whole way.”Due to icy trails from warmer weather in the past few weeks, this year’s K300 race will start and finish with the first and last 50 miles on tundra trails. Kaiser flew his dogs up to Fairbanks to practice last week, and says he hopes the efforts were worth it. And he’s not the only musher focusing on pace during the start.Video by Dean Swope/KYUKBrenda Mackey is a lifelong dog musher and a former Yukon Quest competitor. This is her first year racing the K300.“Trying to slow the dogs down on the ice is going to be a challenge,” Mackey said. “My goal is to not go too fast to the first checkpoint of Kalskag, and I think that that’s going to be a challenge to do on the ice. So we’ll see.” Rhon Buser, who finished second last year by 13 minutes and first the year before, says this year’s trail is ideal.“[The] last year I won, that was the trail we took, so that was kind of exciting,” Buser said. “I know that trail pretty well.”Race officials say this year’s winner will receive at least $25,000 and the race will run about 280 miles, with checkpoints in Tuluksak, Kalskag, Aniak and back.And aside from the K300 this weekend, other mushers will compete in the Bogus Creek 150, the shortest race, the Akiak Dash, at roughly 50 miles.The Kuskokwim 300 race trail runs along the river to Tulusak and back. (Screenshot of Google Maps)last_img read more

Snapchat sued for encouraging teenager to drive at 107mph before crashing

first_imgTraffic accidents happen all the time, and phone usage is sometimes the cause. Rarely do the injured parties go after the makers of the phone or software for causing them to do stupid things, but one man is suing Snapchat after a crash last year that left him seriously injured. The driver of the other car it seems was using Snapchat’s speed filter, which encourages selfies while driving at high speeds.If you don’t use Snapchat extensively, that probably sounds like something that can’t possibly be accurate. It is, though. There’s a mode in the app that uses your phone’s sensors to determine speed, then overlays that on the image. You can even get trophies for using the feature to show off your top speed. This is dumb, and when you mix that with youthful recklessness, it’s a recipe for disaster.Such was the case last September when 18 year-old Christal McGee was driving down a Georgia highway. While driving, she decided to use Snapchat’s speed filter to take a photo of herself going over 100 mph. A passenger in the car says she saw McGee’s phone report 113mph at one point before the car collided with Wentworth Maynard’s car. Police estimate she was doing 107mph at the time.Maynard was in a coma for weeks and has permanent brain damage from the crash, according to his lawyer. McGee was still coherent enough after the crash to post another Snapchat in the back of the ambulance (seriously). Police originally thought Maynard was at fault for pulling out in front of McGee, but that was before they realized how fast the teen was going, or that she was doing so at the urging of an app on her phone.Maynard is seeking damages from McGee and Snapchat, which he alleges facilitated McGee’s speeding with the catastrophically stupid speed filter. The company has not responded to the lawsuit publicly yet.last_img read more

Belongings destroyed in shack fire

first_imgA shack was gutted by fire in Kwaja Street late last night (Saturday).Belongings were destroyed by the fast-spreading flames.Firefighters were successful in keeping the fire under control.No one was injured and it took firefighters less than an hour to extinguish the blaze. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

Nurses say time is running out to draw up Gesy contracts

first_imgThe Organisation of State Health Services (Okypy) is lagging behind with the autonomisation of hospitals and other tasks necessary for implementing the National Health Scheme (Gesy), and “short-circuiting the system” with their negligence, the nurses’ union (Pasyno) said on Wednesday.Okypy, the organisation in charge of ensuring hospital autonomy, has yet to negotiate important details regarding the contracts of newly appointed nursing staff, including their recruitment and integration into Okypy, which should have already begun, the spokesperson for Pasyno, Theodoros Petelis said.If contracts are not ready, nursing staff cannot be hired by Okypy, Petelis said.These issues should have been resolved last year, he added.“But nothing happened in 2018, and we are now one month into the initiation of the autonomisation of public hospitals, but issues which concern us [nurses] have yet to be discussed.”He said that if conditions within Okypy are not improved, making the service more functional and accessible to the public, Gesy will be neither competitive nor viable when it is fully implemented in June 2020.Meanwhile, by Tuesday over 120 general practitioners or family doctors had registered to participate in Gesy leaving the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) confident that the 350 needed will be found, though the situation appeared bleaker with regards to the number of paediatricians eager to participate.With the endorsement of Gesy by the medical society of family and GPs on Tuesday, which counts over 180 members, plus the prospect of the 150 state doctors which have yet to register, the HIO is confident that it will secure the 350 GPs needed to cover the population of Cyprus without strain.Paediatricians, however, appear to be a different matter. On Tuesday, the Nicosia Paediatricians Initiative, composed of Nicosia-based members of the medical society of paediatricians, said that 71 of the 81 Nicosia paediatricians currently practising privately have rejected Gesy as it is currently being proposed.In an attempt to boost its pool of paediatricians and doctors of other medical specialities who have announced their scepticism or opposition to Gesy, the HIO will be organising a number of events aiming to provide in-depth information on the reform.The HIO noted on Tuesday that the registration procedure for doctors began one week ago, and will be ongoing for three months.Phase One of Gesy will kick in on June 1. This concerns outpatient care provided by personal physicians, specialists, pharmacies and labs.Gesy will be in full swing as of June 1, 2020 with inpatient care. You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Remand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Biggest landfills finally close down

first_imgThursday was the last day of operation for the Vati and Kotsiatis landfills and the environment department warned their long-overdue closure would increase the price for disposing of bulky items.Because bulky waste such as cuttings from trees will have to be directed to other, more suitable waste management plants, this will increase costs, the department announced.Residents are urged to use the existing green points for such garbage. Some of these are free while others are available for a token fee.The agriculture ministry originally announced the closure of the two landfills at the beginning of February. They have been operating for more than 30 years.The government was forced to make the move after it was faced with steep fines by the EU for operating the landfills which were declared illegal in 2013.The closure is an important step towards the proper management of waste in, the environment department’s announcement said.“With their closure, better living conditions are created for the residents living near these landfills, since the rehabilitation process of these sites has already begun. At the same time, in the context of the rehabilitation there will be the possibility of producing energy from these areas, with benefits for the local authorities,” the statement concluded.The municipal waste from Kotsiatis will be diverted to the Koshi treatment plant and that of Vati to Pentakomo.There they will be sorted and some of the materials are sold as recyclable material. The rest is composted or burned, producing energy.Problems with the burning of materials have been reported, however, with critics pointing out the solid waste often remains too wet after treatment due to problems with technology and is being dumped in landfills anyway.The Green party has said the closure of the landfills is not the great step forward it has been hailed to be, and rather than operating big plants like the one at Koshi, the government should concentrate on prevention as the EU directs. Disposal is meant to be the last resort.There is an urgent need for legislation, Green’s MP Charalambos Theopemptou said, while the manager of the Green Dot recycling company Kyriakos Parpounas argues there is also a pressing need for special facilities to deal with compost and tree cuttings while the sorting of organic waste is a long-overdue issue.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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where polio was eradicated in 1979 the specter of the disease has faded almost entirely though pockets of infections can occur among the unvaccinated In Pakistan however things are moving in precisely the opposite direction and have been for a while now One of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic (the other two are Nigeria and Afghanistan) Pakistan had been close to joining the world’s polio-free nations with only 58 infections in 2012 But thanks to bans on vaccinatingand deadly attacks on polio fieldworkersby the Pakistani Taliban the caseload rose to 93 in 2013 In 2014 the total reached 99 by July 18a figure all the more alarming compared to this point last year when there had been just 21 cases “It’s a scary number” says Aziz Memon Pakistani chairman of Rotary International’s polio eradication campaign “Children in North Waziristan have been trapped for three and a half years without a drop of polio vaccine and that’s what’s causing this” The folks at Rotary know what they’re talking about Since launching their polio eradication effort in 1985 they have been responsible for the vaccination of 2 billion children in 122 countries Along with the World Health Organization UNICEF The Gates Foundation and others they have helped slash the global infection rate from 350000 cases per year in 1988 to 416 in 2013 That’s indisputably good news but polio is an exceedingly sneaky virus with 200 symptom-free carriers for every one case of the disease That fact combined with the anti-vaccine forces in Pakistan not to mention the porous borders cause by war and unrest in the overall region has caused the disease to leak out from the three endemic countries with stray cases turning up in Equatorial Guinea Iraq Cameroon Syria Ethiopia Somalia and Kenya In a handful of other countries the virus has been detected in sewage but it has not led to any cases of the diseaseyet It’s Pakistan though that’s considered ground zero and Rotary has announced that it’s now deploying some very simple weapons in what has always been a village-to-village door-to-door battle To improve surveillance and trackinga maddeningly difficult job in a country in which so many people live off the communications gridRotary has distributed hundreds of cell phones to midwives who circulate through communities canvassing residents to find out who has received the vaccine and who has been overlooked Information on the unvaccinated kidsthe “missing children” in the fieldworkers argotis entered into the phones and uploaded to a central spreadsheet allowing later vaccinators to target their efforts more precisely “The midwives also track pregnant mothers” says Memon “And when their children are born they can continue to maintain complete health records not just for polio but for other vaccines and basic health care as well” Rotary has also worked with The Coca-Cola Company to build what’s known as a reverse osmosis water plantessentially a sophisticated filtration facilityin the town of Malin within the city of Karachi Polio is a disease spread almost entirely by human waste and once it leeches into the water system it can spread nearly anywhere The Malir plant which was constructed near a school to give polio-age kids the first access to the newly filtered water is a relatively modest one with just 20000 gal (76000 liters) of clean water on hand at any one moment and cost only $40000 to build But as a pilot project it represents a very good start “We can’t build a massive plant like the government can” says Memon “This is a small plant for a small community” One thing paradoxically that’s working in the vaccinators’ favor is the increased number of displaced people in Pakistan A recent push by the Pakistani military to flush the Taliban from its safe havens has broken the vaccination blockade and already 350000 children have received at least one dose of the polio vaccine But 15 million refugees are scattered around the country Rotary has dispatched field workers to refugee camps and transit points to identify the children and few adults who need the polio vaccine and administer it on the spot “The government did not have any idea about what the numbers of displaced people would be” says Memon In the refugee camps he adds there are at least 40000 pregnant women whose babies will have to be vaccinated shortly after birth The diabolical thing about polioand indeed any disease science hopes to eradicateis that even one case is too many As long as any wild poliovirus is out there everyone needs to be protected It is only when the last scrap of virus has been found and snuffed that the protective push can stop That has happened once before in medical historywith smallpox In the case of polio it’s tantalizingly close to happening again Contact us at editors@timecom semicensored, is expected to receive the copy of the Indian rejoinder in a day or two. 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