Liberia’s Ambassador to Washington, Mr. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, is expected to speak at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts (MA), USA, on Thursday, January 29.Ambassador Sulunteh, who will be the first speaker to deliver the formal opening address at a three-day symposium, will speak on the Challenges of the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia.Following the Ambassador will be the Health Minister of Burkina Faso, Mr. Lene Sebgo, who, too, will deliver another opening statement.The three-day conference on the theme, ”Global Response to Emerging Infections”, will be held in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.The Ambassador might have a lot to say as Liberia is one of the three nations hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease, which is now on the wane in Liberia.During the height of the Ebola crisis last year, his mission mobilized some of the biggest relief aids sent to Liberia to cater for patients and health workers.The three-day event, according to the organizers, will bring together top scholars and boots-on-the-ground practitioners in the fields of crisis leadership, epidemiology, humanitarian, and disaster medicine for an up-to-date symposium on emerging infections and threats to global health.Amb. Sulunteh will also use the occasion to visit UMASS in Worcester, MA for a tour and hopes to meet there with a large Liberian population.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) on Thursday launched its new nutrient filled beverage ‘Sak’, by at the Inaugural Green Expo which is being held at the Guyana National Stadium, East Bank Demerara.The new product which is made from purple potatoes grown in Regions Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), is said to be packed with nutrients to help promote male performance as well as promote healthy hair, skin and nail growth.This was disclosed by Chairman of the IAST, Suresh Narine who noted that the product is multiply blessed because it has several factors that make it very exciting.“At one level it’s a product which is vertically integrated from sustaining farmingThe new nutrient filled drinkpractices by Indigenous peoples… in that concept alone it is remarkable because it reaches the rural farmers all the way up to the tertiary consumer and its business model allows all of the proceeds to go back to that farmer”.The purple potato has been used for several years by various Amerindian tribes such as the Makusi and Patamonas to make cultural drinks such as fly and piwari.The drink as a matter of fact got its name ‘Sak’ from the Patomona word for potato.Narine explained that he became interested in the potatoes as he learnt it contained tons of health benefits; such as improving blood circulation, thereby reducing hypertension and other blood diseases; cardiac health; brain function and delivery and stimulates growth of the hair and nails.Added to that, he said the plant is also packed with magnesium, potassium and fibre.The new drink which is expected to hit supermarkets by Christmas comes in two types – the low calorie and original.“The low calorie is specifically targeted at removing the kinds of high impact of sugar seen in aerated drinks, so it is suitable for diabetics and children,” he said.A few of the ingredients being used along with the purple potatoes include water, stabiliser, cinnamon, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B12.It was pointed out by the developer that although the drink is only being bottled in 10 ounces, the idea of expanding has not been wiped off the table.
A dead young male sperm whale has washed up in the Essequibo Islands region (Pomeroon-Supenaam) over the weekend.The already decomposing mammal was first spotted at the Wakenaam shore on Saturday before being carried away by tides to Troolie Island on Sunday morning.National Wildlife Management Committee official Annette Arjoon revealed the discovery on her Facebook page.“[I] can’t be 100% sure, but it looks like a juvenile sperm whale and the photos were from Wakenaam yesterday and Troolie Island this morning at 6:40 am,” she posted.Guyana Times understands that Arjoon was informed about the whale sometime around midday on Sunday by fishermen who spotted the dead mammal.The fishermen are reportedly tracking the animal’s body as it continues to move with the tides.This discovery comes just over four years after a six-year-old male sperm whale measuring 45 feet washed up at the Kitty seawall.According to Arjoon, she was “disturbed then [and] more disturbed now” given that it is “almost to the exact date”.On December 16, 2014, the 30-ton mammal was found dead at the Georgetown shore after it was first spotted two days before off Mahaicony. According to reports, the whale had caught in the net of a fisherman out in the Atlantic and the man towed it closer to shore to get help to release the animal.However, the gigantic sea creature put up a fight and to prevent his vessel from capsizing, the fisherman had to cut the seine and let the marine mammal go. The relevant authorities were informed and the following day, a search was launched, but the animal was not found until the next morning when it washed up at the Kitty seawall.At the time, the mammal, dead but still warm, had the fishing net wrapped around its mouth with blood coming out of the blowhole. As the morning progressed, news of the dead whale spread and thousands gathered to get a glimpse of the mammal.Initially, the authorities wanted to bury the whale along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway with the intention of retrieving its skeleton in the future to be placed in a museum for educational purposes. However, advice obtained from several overseas experts resulted in the mammal being buried in a 22-foot grave a short distance from the spot it had washed ashore.Meanwhile, about a month later in January 2015, a 15-foot whale was found entangled among fishing seines along the seashore at Number 37 Village, West Coast Berbice. The discovery was made by fishermen early in the morning, and efforts were taken immediately to free the animal, which, unfortunately, died in the process.
That’s for the longer term and still quite problematic. In the shorter term, however, there is a realistic chance of achieving a separate success that, within the context of Iraq, is of a second order but in the global context is of the highest order – the defeat of al-Qaida in Iraq. Having poisoned one country and been expelled from it (Afghanistan), al-Qaida seized upon post-Hussein instability to establish itself in the very heart of the Arab Middle East – Sunni Iraq. Yet now, in front of all the world, Iraq’s Sunnis are, to use the biblical phrase, vomiting out al-Qaida. This is a defeat and humiliation in the extreme – an Arab Muslim population rejecting al-Qaida so violently that it allies itself in battle with the infidel, the foreigner, the occupier. Just carrying this battle to its successful conclusion – independent of its larger effect of helping stabilize Iraq – is justification enough for the surge. The turning of Sunni Iraq against al-Qaida is a signal event in the war on terror. Petraeus’ plan is to be allowed to see it through. Charles Krauthammer’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As always, the inadvertent slip is the most telling. Discussing the performance of British troops, Gen. David Petraeus told Sen. Joe Biden of the Foreign Relations Committee that he’d be consulting with British colleagues in London on his way back “home.” He had meant to say “Iraq,” where he is now on his third tour of duty. Is there any other actor in Washington’s Iraq war drama – from Harry Reid to the Joint Chiefs – who could have made such a substitution? Anyone who not only knows Iraq the way Petraeus does, but feels it in all its gravity and complexity? When asked about Shiite militia domination of southern Iraq, Petraeus patiently went through the four provinces, one by one, displaying a degree of knowledge of the local players, terrain and balance of power that no one in Washington – and few in Iraq – could match. When Biden thought he had a gotcha – contradictions between Petraeus’ report on Iraqi violence and the less favorable one by the Government Accountability Office – Petraeus calmly pointed out that the GAO had to cut its data-gathering five weeks short to meet reporting requirements to Congress. And since those most recent five weeks had been particularly productive for the coalition, the GAO numbers were not only outdated but misleading. For all the attempts by Democrats and the anti-war movement to discredit Petraeus, he won the congressional confrontation hands down. He demonstrated enough military progress from his new counterinsurgency strategy to conclude: “I believe we have a realistic chance of achieving our objectives in Iraq.” The American people are not anti-war. They are anti-losing. Which means they are also anti-drift. Adrift is where we were during most of 2006 – the annus horribilis initiated by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s bringing down the Golden Mosque in Samarra – until the new counterinsurgency strategy of 2007 (the “surge”) reversed the trajectory of the war. It was being lost both in Iraq and at home. On the home front, Petraeus deftly deflated the rush to withdrawal that appeared poised to acquire irresistible momentum this summer. First, by demonstrating real and irrefutable territorial gains on the ground. And second, by proposing minor immediate withdrawals to be followed by fully liquidating the “surge” by next summer. Those withdrawals should be enough to hold the wobbly Republican senators. And perhaps even more important, the Pentagon brass. The service chiefs no longer fight wars. That’s now left to theater commanders such as Petraeus. The chiefs’ job is to raise armies – to recruit, train, equip and manage. Petraeus’ job is to use their armies to win wars. The chiefs are quite reasonably concerned about the enormous strain put on their worldwide forces by the tempo of operations in Iraq. Petraeus’ withdrawal recommendations have prevented a revolt of the generals. Petraeus’ achievement is no sleight of hand. If he had not produced real demonstrable progress on the ground – reported by many independent observers, including liberal Democrats, even before he came back home (i.e., the United States) – his appearance before Congress would have swayed no one. His testimony, steady and forthright, bought him the time to achieve his “realistic chance” of success. Not the unified democratic Iraq we had hoped for the day Saddam Hussein’s statue came down, but a radically decentralized Iraq with enough regional autonomy and self-sufficiency to produce a tolerable stalemated coexistence between contending forces.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Why not for once let a piece of land just be natural and beautiful? That could stop this madness and probably save many lives in the process. In my opinion, every politician and developer connected with this should be ashamed. David Jallo Pearblossom 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So another piece of God’s creation is being wrecked by the blight of Palmdale. Where will all the tract houses end? I moved to this area for the peaceful terrain and now I will have urban sprawl get that much closer. One thing has been missed in all the stories about Antelope Valley College’s new campus. That is the big disaster it will create when the San Andreas Fault goes off. The site sits along the rift zone, where there can be up to 25 feet of fault slippage in seconds. Doesn’t the college have a geology department?
William McGeehanA 57-year-old farmer has appeared in court charged with driving off from a well-known petrol station without paying for fuel.William McGeehan, from Glenkeeragh, Newmills, denied the charge. His solicitor Frank Dorrian applied at Letterkenny District Court today for a copy of the CCTV footage from Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Mr McGeehan is accused of the theft on April 29, 2012.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to a contest hearing at the same court on June 23 next year.FARMER TO FACE TRIAL OVER CLAIMS HE FLED MOUNTAIN TOP GARAGE WITHOUT PAYING was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CCTVdriving off without paying for fuelwilliam mcgeehan
A Donegal businessman has been ordered to pay €15,800 to a local solicitor for unpaid legal fees.Gus O’Driscoll, of Wet n Wild outdoor store in Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court. O’Driscoll, with an address in Kilmacrennan, was sued for failing to paid fees to Gibson and Company of Letterkenny.The businessman had employed the services of the legal firm when his business got into trouble with Danske Bank.O’Driscoll claimed in court that he was a simple man but claimed that he had been charged 300% of what he should have been charged.He also complained that he had been forced to deal with numerous solicitors within the firm and that he had to constantly update them on his case.However, after hearing the evidence President of the Circuit Court, Judge Raymond Groarke, said he was satisfied that Mr O’Driscoll was far from being a simple man.He also noted that in finding in favour of Gibson and Co that the defendant “could not have his cake and eat it.”He also noted that Gibson and Co and Mr O’Driscoll had enjoyed a personal relationship and asked if they wanted to come to any kind of agreement before he gave his ruling.The parties failed to come to an agreement and Judge Groake ruled in favour of Gibson and Co in the sum of €15,800 and also ordered costs in favour of Gibson and Co.Letterkenny businessman ordered to pay €15,800 in fees to legal firm was last modified: October 13th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtfeesGibson and Cogus o’driscollWet n Wild
IN the early hours of this morning Donegal TD Pearse Doherty addressed the Dail as the Government rushed through legislation to liquidate Anglo Irish Bank (IRBC) and take on its debts as State debts.We reported what happened overnight.You can now watch a full video of Deputy Doherty’s speech here.Click Play to watch. DDTV: VIDEO OF PEARSE DOHERTY’S ENTIRE SPEECH TO DAIL DURING ANGLO-IRISH BANK DEBATE was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: VIDEO OF PEARSE DOHERTY’S ENTIRE SPEECH TO DAIL DURING ANGLO-IRISH BANK DEBATE
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pamela Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology EditorDECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — Bayer has announced it will not sell its seed treatment known as NemaStrike for the 2020 growing season, citing ongoing safety concerns with the nematicide.The company says the product, which is designed to protect crops against nematodes, has caused skin irritations with some individuals who have handled the product. Acceleron NemaStrike ST was commercially available as a premium seed treatment on corn, cotton and soybean in 2019.This is the second time that NemaStrike has been sidelined. In 2018, the broad-spectrum nematicide was halted after some workers involved in the manufacturing process experienced rashes when their skin came into contact with the product, Bayer told DTN in interviews last fall. The company told DTN at that time that NemaStrike would be sold with strong messaging to wear chemical-resistant gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants and socks and shoes while handling, as part of a larger stewardship and safety initiative.Tioxazafen, the active ingredient in NemaStrike Technology, represents a new class of nematicides that is reported to affect the worm’s mitochondria, which is the energy factory of cells.Bayer divested some products from their portfolio to BASF as part of the remedy process to retain NemaStrike when purchasing Monsanto.“Bayer was obligated to make certain divestments in order to obtain regulatory approval of its acquisition of Monsanto Company,” said a Bayer spokesperson. “These divestments are determined primarily by regulatory agencies’ judgement concerning the steps necessary to preserve competition in relevant markets. That said, Bayer believes in the potential grower value of NemaStrike Technology.”Bayer provided the following statement to DTN, but did not indicate what the future was for the nematicide:“After a careful assessment of the applicator and grower experience in 2019, Bayer has made the decision that NemaStrike Technology will not be offered broadly in 2020 for corn, cotton or soybeans. While the vast majority of applicators and grower customers had a positive experience with NemaStrike Technology this year, a limited number of individuals experienced skin irritations after handling Acceleron(R) NemaStrike ST or seed treated with the product. While this was a small number relative to the total number of users, we strive to ensure a positive user experience for all our customers and therefore decided to take this action.“We will provide additional information to our customers in the coming weeks, including which alternative products will be available for the 2020 planting season. NemaStrike Technology has demonstrated consistent yield protection performance of 5+ bu/acre in corn, 2+ bu/acre in soybean, and 80 lbs. lint/acre in cotton on average in the U.S. over five years of field trials. This technology offers significant value to growers, and we are committed to evaluating options to improve the user experience.”Pamela Smith can be reached at Pamela.email@example.comFollow her on Twitter @PamSmithDTN(AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them scott gerber Related Posts Now is the best time in history to start your own business. But depending on what kind of company you’re building, you have to figure out if your idea is poised to capture a trend—or doomed to miss one and face a much tougher road to success.To learn about the impact of properly timing a trend—or of missing one—we asked 8 successful young entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for their experiences. And we also got their advice on how to perfectly time your business: 1. Missed Opportunities Open New DoorsIt was 2011 when we started building a platform for social media. By then, Buddy Media had already raised over $90 million, Wildfire announced that they had over 10,000 customers, and companies like Vitrue and Involver were the industry titans. Some potential investors told us we were late to the party. However, in hindsight, and especially in light of all of the recent acquisitions of the aforementioned, I believe we had a core advantage to really plug into the “second wave” of social, which has the potential to be even more disruptive than the first. We were able to speak to people who were already using a social media platform and figure out what needs still weren’t being met. By staying small and nimble, we were able to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of social media. —Abby Ross, Blueye Creative 2. Revisit Past FailuresThere’s no lack of ideas that were “before their time.” Many business models that failed in the early 2000s are now incredibly successful because now, the timing is right, the technology is here, and it’s easier than ever before to achieve scale. As an example, my company SitePoint tried selling ebooks back in 2000 and no one bought into it. It was a complete and utter disaster and forced us to print and ship physical books—which sold like hotcakes. The reason is simple, people were still getting used to the idea of shopping online, and paying for digital goods was still a foreign concept to many. Fast forward a few years, with the iTunes revolution, Kindle and iPad, and all of a sudden, ebook sales are trending sharply upward every year. —Matt Mickiewicz, Flippa and 99designs 3. Some Ideas Transcend Timing & TrendsTiming is everything—if your idea is reliant on time. If you want to create a flash valuation or raise a certain amount of money quickly, then it’s of utmost importance. And it’s important for tech in general. But I believe that there are other ideas—rooted in timeless truths—that are not restricted to a certain epoch or Zeitgeist. If your idea is rooted in one of these things, then timing is far less important. If you’re a social entrepreneur fighting for human dignity in a particular area, for example, then it’s less critical whether you start today or tomorrow. My personal view is that I want to be involved with an organization that I believe will be important a thousand years from now. If I find an idea worthy of that standard, then I know it’s rooted in something essential. —Luke Burgis, ActivPrayer 4. Timing Boosts Your Success PotentialBad Idea + Wrong Time = Biggest Failure Ever. Bad Idea + Right Time = Total Failure. Good Idea + Wrong Time = Likely Failure. Good Idea + Right Time = Best Chance of Success. Timing is essential. A business can come to market before people are truly ready or after too many market leaders have established footing for you to truly get through the door, but in the end, I still think that a phenomenal idea that is well-executed can survive average or even poor timing. For example, last year, I would have said that the app Path was too late to the social media market, but the company has executed the business in such an amazing way that it no longer matters that it followed Twitter and Facebook. Path scratches an itch that those networks don’t, and it does it so well that it is growing like crazy. —Shaun King, HopeMob 5. Start Your Own TrendTiming is not everything. Some people get lucky but, over time, it is the ones who adhere to proven principles and have enough self-knowledge that continuously succeed. Trends come and go; change is constant. So, to paraphrase Gandhi, be the change you wish to see in the world. Great companies start trends and make movements—they don’t follow others, nor are they solely motivated by their greed to take advantage of fickle market whims. Believe in your own ideas, test your ideas, accept that you’re going to fail sometimes – or maybe a lot at first – and do it all in your own authentic style. Too often we focus on trying to “getting it right” within the context of others’ point of view. Rather, we should strive to get it right within our own perspective. —Matthew Ackerson, PetoVera 6. Overnight Successes Don’t ExistIt often takes longer than you expect for an idea to catch on. What that means is that when you’re working on an idea and worried that it’s “too early,” you need to be patient. Grow slowly and conserve cash until the market is truly ready. Many of the best companies start out when only the earliest of adopters are ready for it; with the patience and dedication of learning from those customers, they become prepared for the bigger opportunity that eventually exists. The challenge is keeping your finances tight during that time and seizing every opportunity to grow and learn from the market. Then what you may have been working on for years will suddenly seem like it has the “perfect timing.” —Jason Evanish, Greenhorn Connect 7. Timing Sure Does HelpI wouldnít say that timing is everything, but it certainly helps. I launched Money Crashers at the height of the recession and that certainly was to my benefit in the beginning. This is the way I look at it: If you launch a business based on a fading trend, youíre unlikely to succeed. For example, if you’re looking to start a small business based on the “daily deal website” business model, you may not have much luck. Some daily deal sites still exist, but many are struggling today. On the other hand, if you come up with a product or service that meets a need people didnít know they had, you can create your own market trend. One example of this is a website called Gradsave. With this website, you can create a way for family and friends to contribute to your child’s 529 plan. —Andrew Schrage, Money Crashers Personal Finance 8. Don’t Depend On TimingIf you’re depending on timing to ensure that your company is going to make money, you probably don’t have a sustainable business model on your hands. Timing may help, in terms of getting ahead of the competition, but you need to be sure that you’ve got something that can do well even if the timing gets screwed up. There are exceptions, of course, but personally, I wouldn’t want to run a business that is dependent on catching the wave of a particular fad. It’s just not going to provide long-term growth. —Thursday Bram, Hyper Modern ConsultingThe Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment. Tags:#start#StartUp 101 How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative …