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CARPHA wants creation of environment for healthy lifestyles

first_img Challenges of 2020 Amplify Importance of Regional… Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 31, 2020 You may be interested in… CARPHA forms regional Task Force to address Caribbean obesityRoseau, Dominica, March 12, 2015: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has formed a regional Task Force to develop a Plan of Action to address childhood obesity and provide a comprehensive public health response. Speaking to the matter, CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. C. James Hospedales said the task-force has set an ambitious goal,…March 13, 2015In “CARICOM”Diabetes can be big problem for years to come – CARPHAPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago –  Studies conducted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) estimate that 1 in every 4 adults in some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States have diabetes.  More worrying is the doubling of overweight and obesity in children less than five years, along with the high…April 7, 2016In “Anguilla”Obesity, physical inactivity put women at excess risk of diabetesPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 17 November 2017.   Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15% of the adult population in the Caribbean Region. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke and responsible for high rates of complications,…November 14, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Region in Danger of Failing SDG Hunger Target – UN As we observe World Obesity Day today, CARPHA points to a study that reveals that women in the Caribbean have higher rates of obesity in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to men. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is calling on governments, community leaders, healthcare professionals and individuals to work together to create an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle. The CARICOM Institution made the call in a statement in observance of World Obesity Day.The theme for World Obesity Day 2018 is ‘End Weight Stigma’. Jul 3, 2020 Jul 23, 2020 CARPHA to Assist in Clearing Guyana COVID-19 Test Backlog “CARPHA joins its Member States and the rest of the world to raise awareness about this chronic disease, and the diseases associated with it. The lack of knowledge and awareness of weight stigma can have a negative effect on individuals and lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and suicide, thus undermining overall health”, the Agency said. CARPHA is also encouraging persons to follow a healthy eating plan, increase their physical activity by exercising daily, even if it’s moderately, monitor weight regularly and lastly, be consistent. “Following these measures would go a long way in reducing the rate of obesity in the Caribbean”, the Agency said. According to CARPHA, being obese, places an individual at a high risk for developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, later in life. Non-communicable diseases and childhood obesity[i] are priority health and economic issues for health officials worldwide. “Studies have revealed that women in the Caribbean have higher rates of obesity in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to men. They also have higher rates of abdominal obesity and are likely to be 3 times more obese than men,” said Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg, CARPHA Director for Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control in observance of World Obesity Day. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on our health. In a recent report, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that “obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and are particularly prevalent among women and children.” Realising that a whole of society approach is necessary to reduce the burden of obesity and diet-related NCDs, CARPHA continues to support its member states and other regional organizations in their efforts to minimize the impact of obesity in the Caribbean. Several initiatives are being spearheaded by CARPHA to address overweight and obesity in the Region. These include improving food and nutrition surveillance systems, and the implementation of activities associated with its Childhood Obesity Action Plan. Dr Oostburg further stated: “We recently unveiled our six-point policy package for healthier food environments during a CARICOM event at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This initiative, which is aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) targets for NCDs, includes mandatory food labelling, nutritional standards and guidelines for schools, and reduction in the marketing of unhealthy foods.” Jul 14, 2020last_img read more

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People Entering New Mexico Courthouses Required To Wear Face Mask Effective Saturday May 16

first_imgChief Justice Judith K. Nakamura wears a mask today in the Supreme Court courtroom during an online meeting with chief justices where she explained the requirement for people to wear face coverings when entering a courthouse. Courtesy/Administrative Office of the CourtsAdministrative Office of the Courts News:SANTA FE – Effective Saturday, any person entering a courthouse or judicial building must wear a mask or other face covering to help control the spread of COVID-19, the state Supreme Court ordered today.Courts will be prepared to provide masks to people without one when they need to enter a court facility.The Supreme Court last week directed court staff and judicial officers in appellate, district, magistrate, metropolitan, municipal and probate courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts to wear masks in the workplace effective today.“State health officials have made it abundantly clear that if each of us wears a mask in public we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura said. “Our courts provide essential services to the public so we continue to take all steps necessary to safeguard the health and well-being of people who work in or need to visit a courthouse.”Judges have the discretion to remove their face mask when speaking during a court hearing to ensure a clear record is kept of the proceeding.The Supreme Court has previously ordered other precautionary measures in courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, including requiring judges to conduct audio and video teleconferencing for hearings, except when an emergency requires in-person appearances. Courts also limit the number of people in courtrooms and other locations inside a courthouse to promote physical distancing recommended by health officials.Under a state public health emergency order, New Mexicans must wear face coverings in public places starting Saturday, except when eating, drinking, exercising or because of a medical instruction. People can request a mask from the state through the New Mexico Department of Health’s website, which also provides instructions on how to make a masklast_img read more

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High-flyers

first_imgWhen is a joke about disability and cruelty to animals acceptable? Answer: when it’s cracked by John Trundle, chief executive of charity Blind in Business. Trundle was welcoming guests to his An Eye for Talent project, aimed at helping law firms and others meet talented blind and partially sighted young people to enrich their organisations. The event was attended by an eclectic mix of lawyers, singers, musicians, artists, civil servants, IT specialists, and, of course, Obiter. But as there was no stand-up comedian, Trundle instead shared a joke that had been told to him by former home secretary David Blunkett: A blind man tells his sighted friend that parachuting is one of his hobbies. ‘Parachuting?’ says the friend. ‘But how do you know when to pull the cord?’ ‘That’s easy,’ replies the blind guy. ‘I wait until the dog lead goes slack.’last_img read more

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Should legal aid be given to MPs to defend expenses charges?

first_imgThe news that the Labour MPs accused of fiddling their parliamentary expenses, David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine, have been granted legal aid to defend the charges against them sparked an outcry, with the leaders of all three major parties falling over themselves to denounce it.Tory leader David Cameron said it was a ‘complete outrage’ and promised to review the system if his party formed a government after the election. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said the public would be dismayed that taxpayers’ money was being spent to defend the cases. And prime minister Gordon Brown said the three would have to repay the funds, though how he could enforce this is not clear. The three were granted legal aid under the interests of justice test that currently applies for granting legal aid to people charged with matters that will be heard in the Crown court. Law Society chief executive Des Hudson defended the principle of granting legal aid for those charged with criminal offences, saying: ‘It is a principle of our legal system that anyone charged with a criminal offence before the Crown court is entitled to legal representation. ‘This is a vital part of ensuring that charges against a defendant must be fully proved in a fair trial. This must require the provision of legal aid.’ He added: ‘It would be very worrying indeed if a fellow citizen charged with serious criminal matters could not be properly represented in court. Stigmatising the legal aid system is disappointing and unhelpful.’ Indeed, attacking the legal aid system over this case seems absurd. Just because public funding is available, people charged with criminal offences are not obliged to use it. The three could have chosen to pay privately for lawyers to run their defence, as the Tory peer Lord Hanningfield, who also faces charges, has done. In any event, the rules are being amended in a couple of months’ time, when means testing for eligibility will be introduced nationally for Crown court cases, so that those who can afford to pay for or make a contribution towards their defence costs will have to do so. If the MPs had been charged a few weeks later they would in all likelihood not have been granted legal aid. The fuss made about the case by the three parties is surely just a cheap shot at headline grabbing on the subject of MPs’ expenses, which they know rankles with the public, not an earnest attempt to tackle the problems of the legal aid system. If only they would devote their energy to that one.last_img read more

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The tracker: signs of life

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Houston port chief retiring

first_imgMr Kornegay started with the Port of Houston in 1972 in its engineering department, going on to oversee the expansive Bayport terminal complex development in recent years.His retirement brings to a close his 37-year tenure with the port authority.last_img

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Galli takes the helm at Cargolux Italia

first_imgFull screenPrior to this appointment, Galli was executive vice president, Europe & Middle East, at Toronto-based Skylink Aviation. Cargolux Italia will draw on Galli’s extensive experience in the aviation and cargo business to consolidate its presence as the leading Italian all-cargo carrier operating in the domestic market, says the company.Cargolux Italia is headquartered close to Milan International Airport and currently operates seven scheduled flights a weekfrom Milan to Dubai, Hong Kong, Osaka, Almaty, São Paulo and Luxembourg utilizing a Boeing 747-400freighter.www.cargoluxitalia.comlast_img read more

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Solicitors warned about failure to report sanctioned clients

first_imgAction could be taken against law firms that fail to report clients subject to financial sanctions, the Treasury has confirmed.The government this week announced ‘independent legal professionals’ would be captured by the European Union Financial Sanctions Regulations 2017.Existing regulations already place an obligation on businesses to report to the Treasury if they are acting for anyone subject to financial sanctions, but enforcement action could only be taken against financial services firms.The SRA has told solicitors they would now face action if they fail to report information that could undermine UK financial sanctions.Crispin Passmore, SRA executive director, policy, said: ‘The new financial sanctions regulations mean legal firms are obliged to comply with the reporting regime. These regulations, and the approaching Financial Action Task Force inspection, are further reminders of the importance the UK and global community places on tackling terrorist financing.‘Risks exist for every single solicitor and law firm whether conveyancing on the high street or handling global transactions, and each should be thinking about their responsibilities for tackling these issues.’The other professions and businesses included in the regulations are auditors, casinos, dealers in precious metals or stones, estate agents, external accountants, tax advisors, and trust or company service providers.Financial sanctions are restrictions put in place to achieve a specific foreign policy or national security objective. Examples may be asset freezes, restrictions on financial markets and services, or directions to cease all business with a specific person, group, sector or country.Anti-money laundering and financial crime conference 2017: navigating the changesWednesday 22 November 2017This year’s flagship Anti-money laundering and financial crime conference will ensure you are up-to-speed with the seismic changes brought about by the recent Money Laundering Regulations and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. Government representatives, regulators, law enforcers and experts from the profession will provide the latest information, guidance and insight in this area.Register today and save £50 >>last_img read more

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Economic Citizenship agent donates 200 tablets to gov’t

first_img Tweet 439 Views   6 comments LocalNews Economic Citizenship agent donates 200 tablets to gov’t by: Dominica Vibes News – January 19, 2016 (L-R) President of Apex Capital Partners, Nuri Katz, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Minster for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology, Kelver Darroux (Photo credit: Office of the Prime MinisterOne of the agents of Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Program has donated two (200) hundred tablets to government.President of Apex Capital Partners, Nuri Katz, and his local Dominican associate, Kelly Greene presented the tablets to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at the Financial Centre in Roseau.Katz, who explained that they are relatively new to Dominica, said having spent some time here, he has noticed the government’s move towards expanding the availability of information technology among the people of Dominica and took the decision to make a contribution to the people of Dominica.“As a company doing business with the people of Dominica, we try to not only bring investors to Dominica; we wanted to make our own contribution to the development of information technology. We live in a global world and without that technology, that access to that global world would be impossible,” Katz said.President of Apex Capital Partners, Nuri Katz presenting the tablets to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (Photo credit: Office of the Prime Minister)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who thanked the company for their timely donation, noted that it speaks to APEX’S commitment to the country and their willingness to participate in Dominica’s economic and social development.Their partnership with Dominica, Mr Skerrit said in order “to reach out to the students of Dominica and the wider community, is critical as government can never deal with all of the challenges and the need of our people”.Speaking of the One Tablet Per Child Initiative Skerrit said that by a simple government policy has caused there to be a revolutionary jump in access to technology and the internet in Dominica.Minster for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology, Kelver Darroux also thanked Apex Services for the donation and noted that the new tablets will help government continue its drive to ensure universal access to information technology. Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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