Warriors HQ Podcast: Getting to know Warriors new vet Jonas Jerebko

first_imgIt’s only been a month, and Warriors newcomer Jonas Jerebko has quickly felt welcomeHe provided a game-winning putback over Utah, who waived him last summer to save money. Jerebko has already hit up the links with Stephen Curry, and plans to golf some more with Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala. And the Warriors invited him to attend the team’s recent “Learning Without Limits” event that entailed touring the USS Hornet with over 75 6th grade students with KIPP Bridge Academy.After that event, …last_img

South Africa’s second health train rolls out

first_imgWith the introduction of Phelophepa II, Transnet will more than double the number of people who benefit from the facility, taking the total to an estimated 370 000 people every year. The staff can only see so many patients every day, but people are willing to wait in queues and even sleep outside the train as they wait to be treated. Every year the Phelophepa eye clinic dispenses thousands of pairs of spectacles to adults and children. (Images: thys dullaart photography) MEDIA CONTACTS • Thandi Mlangeni  Transnet  +27 11 308 3000 RELATED ARTICLES • SA harbour chief makes world history • Apple Express to pick up steam • SA, Cuba to train more doctors • Boost for trucking wellness drive Wilma den HartighSouth Africa’s second state-of-the art clinic on wheels, Phelophepa II, has hit the tracks, taking much-needed primary health care services to the country’s poorest rural communities.The new train comes equipped with the latest technology, which means it can provide even better health care services to those who need it most.In February 2010, South African rail, port and pipeline company Transnet announced that it had set aside more than R80-million (US$10-million) for a vital corporate social investment project, to boost accessibility to primary health care in rural areas of South Africa.That project was Transnet’s second health care train, known as the Phelophepa II, the latest addition to the company’s Phelophepa fleet.Phelophepa, which means ‘good clean health’ in Setswana, is a flagship project of the Transnet Foundation – Transnet’s specialist unit for corporate social responsibility (CSR).Its predecessor, the Phelophepa I, is known worldwide as a forerunner in primary health care provision.The train made history when it became the first sustainable South African CSR initiative to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its excellence in public service delivery.The second train, which will operate simultaneously with the Phelophepa I that started in 1994, is to follow in its predecessor’s groundbreaking footsteps.With the introduction of Phelophepa II, Transnet will more than double the number of people who benefit from the facility, taking the total to an estimated 370 000 people every year.The train travels 36 weeks a year, visiting regions with inadequate access to medical services. The healthcare staff consists of 20 core employees and close to 30 student interns preparing for careers in a variety of health-related fields.Both health trains are part of Transnet’s commitment to help South Africa achieve the UN Millennium Development goals, which include reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases.A symbol of hopeAt every village and town on its route, the clinic on wheels is changing lives.Phelophepa has become a symbol of hope for many people, bringing life-saving health care to thousands of underprivileged rural communities who cannot afford even the most basic health care services.One patient at a time, the Phelophepa II’s on-board primary healthcare, dental, optometry and psychology services are giving more people an opportunity to live a healthy, quality life.Transnet has published a glossy coffee table book on Phelophepa’s journey, filled with many stories of how the health trains are helping to make South Africa a better place.Onke Mazibuko, manager of the Phelophepa train, says that when the news gets out that the mobile clinic is in town, people come in their numbers, often travelling long distances to be treated.The staff can only see so many patients every day, but people are willing to wait in queues and even sleep outside the train as they wait to be treated.Mazibuko and his team live on the train, staying for a week or two at each of the train’s various stops. In some communities they visit, there is just one doctor for every 5 000 people.“Every place we go there are different stories,” he says.At one of the stations, a farmer complaining of toothache left the train so grateful to the dental team, that he returned later carrying bags of potatoes, tomatoes and oranges.Dr Lynette Coetzee, manager of the health portfolio at the Transnet Foundation, remembers when an 87-year-old grandmother from KwaZulu-Natal visited the mobile clinic.She was hoping to receive a pair of glasses so she could see the letters in her Bible, even though she was unable to read. Her eyes were tested, the glasses were made, and a young optometry student fitted them carefully on her face.“You look beautiful in these,” he told the old lady. She sat in silence for a while, and then she started crying. The student was worried that there was something wrong with the glasses, but the woman was only crying because she was happy – she never thought that a young white boy would tell her she looked beautiful.She was able to see the world clearly for the first time in years.Every year the Phelophepa eye clinic dispenses thousands of pairs of spectacles to adults and children, and adults pay a nominal cost of R30 a pair.Dr Terence Giles, manager of the Phelophepa eye clinic, recalls a visit to a school for the blind in a township just outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The screenings showed that as many as half of the children in the school were not actually blind – they just needed glasses.“It was a wonderful feeling to make the blind see,” Giles says.In the book, the train’s previous manager Sister Magdeline Ntikinca, who passed away in 2010, said Phelophepa gives a voice to people’s health and wellbeing.“A lot of people say to us that the train listens to them,” said Sister Maggie, as she was fondly known. “It hears their concerns and it makes them feel that they matter.”Modern facilities on boardThe Phelophepa II will offer the same health care services as Phelophepa I – it is just more technologically advanced.The 18 Phelophepa coaches are old donor passenger coaches, refurbished – they were completely rebuilt according to new designs and specifications.Phelophepa II is fitted with enhanced communication, ablution and air conditioning systems, wheelchair platform lifts for disabled people and new advanced medical equipment technology.Pharmaceutical company Roche has also expanded its Phelophepa sponsorship. It now includes funding of the primary healthcare clinic, with a diabetes care programme and oncology clinic; a medicine dispensary; school health services and education programs for health workers and staff for both the original and the new train.Roche chairman Franz Humer said that the company is proud to have continuously grown its support for the Phelophepa trains.“It has such a remarkable impact on the lives of thousands of people every year,” Humer said.Some of the other new technological developments on the second train include a vacuum toilet system, the first for passenger type coaches in South Africa.The toilets are connected to a retention tank that prevents sewerage spillage onto the rail tracks. The vacuum toilets also save water and for each flush half a litre of water is used, compared to the conventional system that uses four to five litres.The communication and data system installed in Phelophepa II is the most advanced system yet installed in a train in the country. It is also the first time that optic fibre has been used as a network medium on trains.The air conditioners fitted to the new coaches are much more power efficient, while still providing the best cooling and heating capability. Certain air conditioning units, such as those in the health and dental coaches, have been modified to eliminate the possible spread of germs into the corridors by altering the airflow.The train’s special needs facilities make it possible for disabled people to receive medical attention with greater ease. Wheel chair lifts are fitted at strategic positions on the train, making it possible for people with special needs to access dental, optometry and health care facilities.The wheel chair elevator can lift 300kg, which means that a person in a wheel chair as well as the caretaker can use it at the same time.Cosmetic upgrades to the new coaches are improving patients’ experience of the train. The cubicles on Phelophepa II’s psychology clinic have each been painted a different colour. This was done to make clients feel more relaxed and comfortable during the sessions.In the dentistry coach, the dental cubicles are more spacious, compared to the previous arrangement, and now have ultraviolet devices to help destroy any airborne germs.Lessons in humilityFor the clinic staff, spending time on the train provides ample opportunities for many lessons in humility.“Not everyone in South Africa can take good, clean health for granted,” said Sister Maggie. “More than anything else Phelophepa can teach us why we should never abandon hope.”last_img read more

A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour (GT7B)

first_imgLocation:AlabamaFavorite Points:197Love stumbling upon the unexpected? There’s a GeoTour for that! A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour is located in Northern Alabama in the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and along the rushing waters of the Tennessee River. The 31 geocaches in the GeoTour capture the best parts of the region. There are views of waterfalls, civil war battle sites, and at the right time of year you may stumble upon a friendly southern-style barbecue. SharePrint RelatedA Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour (GT7B)March 5, 2019In “GeoTours”Experience Cortland GeoTour (GT21)August 31, 2017In “GeoTours”Spokane History GeoTourJanuary 8, 2016In “Community” Great geocaches on this GeoTour:Joe Wheeler State ParkTraditional Cache | GC6XGN4 | by NorthAL | D1.5/T1.5  Along the 652-mile (1050 km) long Tennessee River, Joe Wheeler State Park has beautiful vistas, campgrounds, watersports, and several geocaches for all of your outdoor adventure needs. This cache leads you just off the walking path to the water’s edge, where you’ll have a spectacular view of the river and Appalachian foothills.D.O.U. Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial GraveyardTraditional Cache | GC6Y6E3| by NorthAL| D2.5/T2.5A coon dog, or sometimes referred to as a coonhound, is a breed of hunting dog that hunts raccoons.This geocache tells the story of a man and his beloved pup, “Troop” dating back to the 1920’s. Known for his perennial hunting skills and kindness to others, Troop was admired by all who met him. After 15 years of companionship it came time for Underwood to lay his friend to rest at the campsite where they spent a lot of time together. What Underwood did not know was that others would follow suit by burying their beloved dogs at the campsite. Today the graveyard is the only one of its kind and attracts dog lovers across the United States. While searching for the cache in the area you can pay homage to many great dogs buried here.North Alabama Civil War Trail 1818 FarmMulti-Cache | GC669BM | by NorthAL | D1.5/T1.5 1818 Farms is a Multi-Cache along the North Alabama Civil War Trail in the historic town of Mooresville, Alabama. The number of caches in Mooresville out-number the population—there are 333 caches and only 58 people! You can see a variety of animals sheep, goats, cats, hens, a pot-bellied pig, mini pigs, and two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. 5 Reasons to visit Northern Alabama:U.S. Space & Rocket CenterGorgeous waterfalls and parksFun festivals and events throughout the yearMouth watering BBQUnique craft breweries and wineriesPrizes:Geocachers receive a geocoin for 60 points. Geocachers receive a geocoin and a T-shirt for 75 points.What geocachers say:On an awesome adventure with our best caching friends, to complete the “Dash of the Unexpected”. Fantastic! Bit chilly today but still…awesome place! Thanks for placing and maintaining this cache.” -Nurse 1The amazing, outstanding, demanding, commanding and downright awesome Team Bald Mob has taken on yet another Geotour!! We came, we saw, we kicked its well you know. We left our mark for all to see!! Thank you NorthAl for giving us another opportunity to show just how great we are!! Maybe now we can get one in the southern part of Alabama!! TFTC and as always Roll Tide!!!” -GeoACT3This was the last cache in the series for us. Well the last we found. The challenge is complete and the coin in collected. Thank you to the north Alabama mountain and lakes travel bureau. So much fun competing this series. Went all over the state and had so much fun. Thank you for all of the great caches.” -The4LollyGaggersFind out more about the Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Topsy Launches Publisher-Friendly Twitter Widgets

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Tags:#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Social web search engine Topsy is launching “social modules” today, giving publishers the ability to add customizable widgets displaying real-time content to their websites Unlike other Twitter widgets that simply stream tweets in a timeline, Topsy’s new module let publishers display only the most relevant and brand-safe tweets. The content will be filtered – profanity-free and language-specific.These modules can be easily set up and customized. And there will be premium features, enabling publishers with analytics and monetization options. The latter will include the insertion of turn-key ads, either provided by Topsy or from publishers’ existing a networks. Topsy touts the increased engagement rates from publishers using social content powered by these modules. As the content is filtered based on relevancy, Topsy argues that it will provide readers with a better experience (leading in turn to more time spent on the site, hopefully).As Vipul Ved Prakash, Topsy co-founder and CEO says, “The launch of Topsy Social Modules furthers our position as the fastest growing and leading supplier of relevant realtime search results from the social web.”Indeed, Topsy points to the importance in not just the social web, but in how it dovetails with search. Rather than PageRank as being the sole marker of what’s important, links from Twitter are becoming an increasingly important signal of relevance. And as Topsy powers the largest searchable index of Twitter data in the world, it makes sense that publishers would want to turn to it to power widgets on their sites.And while the world may not need another widget, this new feature from Topsy does seem to provide one with content that’s more useful – for both readers and publishers.last_img read more

Charlie Lake fire crews respond to fire at property near Hilltop Road

first_imgUPDATE: PRRD Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik said that the Charlie Lake Fire Department was called out to the fire at around 3:00 p.m. Thursday. Cvik said that five apparatus and fifteen firefighters responded and immediately began efforts to extinguish the fire. He said that crews were hampered in their efforts by downed power lines and a ruptured gas line, which resulted in the building deemed a total loss.CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this story stated that members of the Charlie Fire Department were seen extinguishing the fire at the property shortly before 5:00 p.m., which was when our reporter arrived at the scene. A neighbour of the property where the fire occurred said that fire crews arrived at the scene shortly after they were called.We apologize if the wording of the article implied that the fire department took over an hour to respond to the fire. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A fire gutted an outbuilding on a rural property west of Charlie Lake yesterday.Energeticcity.ca first received a report of the fire at a home on Dover Avenue near Hilltop Road from a social media post made at around 3:45 yesterday afternoon. Members of the Charlie Lake Fire Department were seen with hoses actively extinguishing the blaze, which was still burning inside the property’s outbuilding.Several small explosions were heard to be emanating from inside the shop while crews worked to extinguish the fire. The property’s owners were able to evacuate safely, but declined to offer comment.Acting Fire Chief Dale Winsted was also unable to comment on what caused the fire or the extent of the damage, saying that the Peace River Regional District would have more information.We’ll have an update on the fire later this morning.last_img read more

Pair of stars align to fuel onfield success

Sometimes chemistry in sports is created; other times it just comes naturally. However that connection comes about, it is necessary to be successful. The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has two sophomore attackers, Logan Schuss and Jeff Tundo, who have a special relationship both on and off the field. “On the field, everything clicks,” Tundo said. “It just seems to work — there’s a chemistry there that’s kind of automatic.” Last season, as freshmen, Schuss and Tundo were OSU’s two leading scorers. Schuss finished the 2010 campaign with 31 goals and 25 assists for 56 points, and Tundo added 20 goals and 15 assists for 35 points. Schuss’ play in 2010 led to him being named Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and an honorable mention All-American. “He’s a great player. He’s one of the best players, I think, in the country,” Tundo said. “It’s just easy to play with him.” The two display their combined talents on the field, but also became good friends when they arrived at OSU. “I usually get a ride home from practice with Jeff,” Schuss said. “We’re all about driving around with the windows down, having the sunroof open and blasting some tunes and dancing out.” The type of music they enjoy might surprise some people. “Right now we’re kind of in the techno stage,” Schuss said. “We’re all about the techno.” OSU coach Nick Myers said he also noticed something special between the two almost instantly, even though they came from different areas. Schuss hails from Ladner, British Columbia, and Tundo from Orchard Park, N.Y. “They come from very different places,” Myers said, “but have immediately found chemistry with each other the moment they stepped on campus.” In OSU’s 13-8 upset victory against No. 3-ranked North Carolina (1-1) on Saturday, Schuss and Tundo played a large role in leading the Buckeyes to their third straight victory. Schuss led the way for OSU (3-0), scoring three goals and handing out two assists. Tundo added one goal and one assist, which was to Schuss. Tied, 6-6, at halftime, the Buckeyes started the second half with four goals in the first 4:11. Of those goals, Tundo scored the first and Schuss scored the next two. Tundo has 7 goals and 3 assists, and Schuss has 4 goals and 3 assists this season. Schuss said the two do not live together but have talked about being roommates their senior year. Apart from playing lacrosse, they spend a lot of time together. “(Schuss) loves to dance. He’s a big dancer,” Tundo said. “He’s just a really funny kid.” Schuss said Tundo has some funny moments too, making fun of his teammates. “He likes to mimic other guys on our team,” Schuss said. “For me, he likes to poke fun at my Canadian accent. He loves doing that.” Whether they are on the field or off, it is not hard to see the connection the two have developed. The Buckeyes say they are hopeful Schuss and Tundo can lead the team the rest of the season. “I think the sky is the limit for those two,” Myers said. “They’re as competitive as any of the guys on our team. They aren’t satisfied and know they can get better.” read more

Ohio State field hockey recovers from overtime loss with blowout win over

Sophomore midfielder Morgan Kile (8) battles for the ball in a game against Saint Louis on Aug. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won the season opener 5-0.Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorA trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ended up mostly successful for the Ohio State field hockey team, as it took a top-15 team to overtime on Friday before grabbing an easy win the next day.In its first overtime appearance of the season, OSU fell short to the No. 11 Wake Forest Deacons (3-1) by a score of 3-2 on Friday. The offense stayed strong through the second half with sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey and senior forward Peanut Johnson in charge of both goals, which occurred a mere nine seconds apart in the second half. On those two scores, sophomore midfielder Morgan Kile contributed her first two assists of the season.A one-goal lead was maintained by OSU until the 57th minute, when Wake Forest’s Jule Grashoff scored a goal with an assist from teammate Heather Wiley, pushing the game to overtime with a score of 2-2. Only a minute and 19 seconds of extra time later, Wake Forest’s Megan Anderson netted the game-winning goal. The Buckeyes led the game in saves, with sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro pulling out eight stops for the second game in a row. Despite Friday’s loss, OSU (2-2) came out on top the next day, scoring a season record of five goals against Missouri State (0-3) and taking the win with a final score of 5-0. Outshooting Missouri 14-3 in the first half alone, the Buckeyes’ high energy and determination was evident from the start at Kentner Stadium. Senior back and captain Emma Royce opened the scoring in the 21st minute to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead. After opening up the second half with an unassisted goal from junior midfielder Paige Hamilton less than three minutes in, OSU increased its lead to 3-0 with Royce scoring just three minutes later off a pass from Johnson.In the 53rd minute, Humphrey scored off an assist from Kile, making it her fourth goal of the year and Kile’s third assist this weekend. The fifth and final score was registered by junior forward Mercedes Hamilton near the 60-minute mark for the first score of her career, with an assist from sophomore forward Lauren Archibald. The Buckeyes walked off the field outshooting Missouri 21-7 and leading penalty corners 9-5. Tamburro held the shutout with five total saves for her second win of the season. The Buckeyes are next set to compete on their home field on Friday against Ball State at 3:30 p.m. read more

Schalke drop Rose interest

first_imgSchalke 04 have dropped their interest in signing Danny Rose on loan from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to Sky Sports.The Spurs’ defender won’t be leaving the club for Schalke this summer anymore. Rose has been looking for a way out of Tottenham all summer after falling down the pecking order but a move has failed to materialize.Reports in the German press suggested that Schalke were keen on bringing the player to the Veltins Arena on loan but the club have changed their mind as they seek more permanent option.The Bundesliga side have a budget of £6million for that position which is way below what the Spurs hierarchy would demand.Harry Kane, England‘I’ve never done it!’ Harry Kane hits back at diving claims Andrew Smyth – September 9, 2019 Tottenham striker Harry Kane has hit back against suggestions accusing him of diving twice already in the new Premier League season.Rose was left out of the club’s match-day squad that defeated Newcastle 2-1 at the St. James Park on Saturday.The left-back has been at Tottenham since 2007 scoring a beautiful goal on his debut two years later against eternal rivals Arsenal.Rose has featured on 161 different occasions for Spurs scoring 10 goals but failed to score in 17 appearances last season. A move away from the club looks very unlikely for the England international this summer, but he’ll be hoping to force a move when the January window starts.last_img read more

First Responders to get CDEMA training

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – More training to come as seven government and quasi government entities are called in for a session on Host Incident Command System Training. In more laymen’s terms the groups of men and women will be exposed to what Director of the DDME, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux calls a new wave of understanding how to best cope with emergencies as first responders. When this training, which runs over three days and is set for a tomorrow start at the Felix Morely Community Center in Five Cays, is all done the responders will be improved when it comes to dealing with structural and commercial fires, cruise ship, aircraft and vehicular transportation accidents, search missions and rescue operations, oil spills and HAZMAT incidents, mass events such as celebrations, parades, concerts and public rallies, mass shelter operations and even visits by famous dignitaries. It is double duty for CDEMA facilitators, General Earl Arthurs and Joanne Parsed who today wrapped up Disaster Recovery training, which was being held at the Sands Resort. This second workshop opens tomorrow morning. TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readiness Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfolio BPL first assessment done, Abaco restoration bill to top $20 million and rebound may take months Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:CDEMA, DDME, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Felix Morely Community Center, first responders, general earl arthurs, Joanne Parsed, traininglast_img read more

CARPHA Attains Accreditation for Testing of Pharmaceuticals and Medicines

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Trinidad&Tobago, December 6, 2017 – Port of Spain – “The increased severity of dengue and the occurrence of new viruses that have swept through the Region tell us we have a gap in regional health security where vector borne diseases are concerned.   This year we had storms that were unprecedented.   We are expected to see more monster storms which will cause disruption including making the environment more favorable for vectors.  Hence the need for integrated vector management and looking at some of the new tools that are available.”These were the words of Dr C James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as he spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) coordinated by the Agency.The two-day meeting held from 5-6 December 2017, at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, brought together participants from 27 English, French, Dutch and Spanish speaking countries in the Region to review and discuss the adaptation of standardized protocols for improved vector surveillance, including insecticide resistance testing.    The meeting will engage regional vector control managers in discussions related to the adaptation and use of a IVM toolkit in national vector control programmes.The transmission of vector-borne diseases is strongly influenced by demographic, social and environmental factors, resulting in the emergence and re-emergence of yellow fever, malaria and dengue; and more recently, the emergence of chikungunya and zika in the Region.In his welcome remarks, Dr. Edwin Bolastig, Advisor Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO Country Office, Trinidad and Tobago said, “Vector borne diseases claim more 700,000 lives every year.    The burden is highest in tropical and sub-tropical areas such as the Caribbean.   Unplanned urbanization and lack of a reliable pipe water supply or solid waste management can render large populations at risk of mosquito borne diseases.   Despite these challenges, most of these diseases can be prevented through vector control, if it is planned and implemented well and sustained.   The success of response to the growing threat of VBD will depend on strong country leadership, enhanced advocacy, resources mobilisation and coordination among partners.   Dr Edwin told participants “This workshop is very timely, and your discussions will be important in strengthening your national vector control programmes, preventing and controlling vectors and ultimately protecting the health of your populations against the vector borne diseases.”Ms Monica Paul-McLean, Programme Manager, European Union Delegation, also spoke at the opening of the workshop.   She spoke about the collaboration between the EU and CARPHA geared towards contributing to efforts to improve the public health of the Caribbean people and outlined the EU’s support to CARPHA since 2013.  She said  “CARPHA has been working to strengthen health systems across the Region, to better monitor, prevent and control Zika and other mosquito borne diseases.   The EU has pledged to continue to support health systems strengthening for prevention and control of epidemics and mosquito borne diseases in the Caribbean.   It is our aim to continue to work hand in hand with Caribbean countries towards the achievement of healthy lives for people of all ages thus contributing to the attainment of SDG 3: good health and well-being – which we are all committed to achieve by 2030.”“I am pleased to witness another significant step towards the reduction and eventual eradication of vector borne diseases in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean region and eventually globally,” stated Honourable Mr Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health Trinidad and Tobago, in his feature address.Minister Deyalsingh went on to say tires thrown into the environment become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.   It is concerning to note that many of the vector borne diseases we currently struggle with today can be prevented through informed protective measures which can be undertaken by members of the public.  He urged participants to collaborate further with agencies such as the European Union and CARPHA to get mosquito borne diseases under control.   In closing the Minister applauded CARPHA for their efforts and being proactive.”During the workshop funded by the European Union, new tools and technologies for vector control will be highlighted and a plenary session on Opportunities for Strengthening Vector Control in the Caribbean will take place on the final day of the workshop.   Participants will also discuss the progress of the Caribbean Vector-Borne Disease Network (CariVecNet) which was launched in Cuba this year.CARPHA’s IVM Toolkit is designed to be used by vector control programme managers as a guide in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an IVM approach.   The Toolkit also provides information on common mosquito vectors and vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean and the tools for vector control operations within the IVM context.Press Release: CARPHA Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more