Egypt:Hosni Mubarak to stand trial again

first_imgFormer Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will face a second trial which is a re-trial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising which forced him from power.The order was made by Egypt’s appeal court.The judge accepted the public prosecution’s appeal against an earlier court ruling that dropped the case against Mubarak.Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron first for three decades, has already spent at least three years in prison for other cases.The judge said the retrial, based on charges against him of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising centered around Cairo’s Tahrir Square, would begin on Nov. 5.Last month an Egyptian court sentenced the former ruler and his two sons to three years in jail without parole in the retrial of a corruption case.The former president, who was in power for nearly 30 years, stepped down in February 2011 after mass protests against his rule.He has faced a series of trials and retrials over the killings and corruption and the time he has spent in custody means he has already served his three-year jail term for embezzlement. Hosni Mubarak has already spent three years in prisonlast_img read more

World Marks Food Day to Eradicate starvation

first_imgWorld Marks Food Day to Eradicate starvationAs the world marks World Food Day on the 16th of October, the United Nations has urged people around the world to join in the fight against zero hunger cases.At least one million people in the Central African Republic have faced starvation this year, South Sudan has suffered from hunger since the youngest nation in Africa achieved independence this year. Malawi has had millions face starvation due to heavy floods and drought that affected the country.South Africa deals with food wastage caused by high incidence of food wastage from over-production, expired sell-by dates, faulty packaging and excess yields. Yet the country has over 11 million people who sleep hungry.“Food insecurity is a huge problem in our country at present. Recent statistics show us that at least between 11 and 14 million people are hungry or at risk of hunger as we speak today. In addition to that, we have a huge problem on the other hand of food wastage. We have in excess of 29 billion tonnes being manufactured each year. But nine billion of that is going either to waste or being or dumped.” said Andy Du Plessis, Managing Director, Foodbank South AfricaA humanitarian organization, FoodBank, collects the surplus food from manufacturers, wholesaler, retailers and donors from around the country and share it out to needy South Africans.last_img read more

Dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer – study

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 52 Views no discussions Share WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said Monday.The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and offers women advice on how to minimise their exposure.They include chemicals in gasoline, diesel and other vehicle exhaust, flame retardants, stain-resistant textiles, paint removers, and disinfection by-products in drinking water.“The study provides a road map for breast cancer prevention by identifying high-priority chemicals that women are most commonly exposed to and demonstrates how to measure exposure,” said study author Ruthann Rudel, research director of the Silent Spring Institute.“This information will guide efforts to reduce exposure to chemicals linked to breast cancer, and help researchers study how women are being affected,” she said.Some of the biggest sources of mammary carcinogens in the environment are benzene and butadiene, which can come from vehicle exhaust, lawn equipment, tobacco smoke, and charred food.Other concerns are cleaning solvents like methylene chloride, pharmaceuticals used in hormone replacement therapy, some flame retardants, chemicals in stain-resistant textiles and non-stick coatings, and styrene which comes from tobacco smoke and is also used to make Styrofoam, the study said.Carcinogens can also be found in drinking water, researchers said.“Every woman in America has been exposed to chemicals that may increase her risk of getting breast cancer,” said co-author Julia Brody.“Unfortunately, the link between toxic chemicals and breast cancer has largely been ignored. Reducing chemical exposures could save many, many women’s lives.”Brody described the paper as the first to comprehensively list potential breast carcinogens and detail ways for experts to measure them in women’s blood and urine.The study also recommends seven ways for women to avoid these chemicals:1) Limit exposure to exhaust from vehicles or generators, don’t idle your car, and use electric lawn mowers, leaf blowers and weed whackers instead of gas-powered ones.2) Use a ventilation fan while cooking and limit how much burned or charred food you eat.3) Do not buy furniture with polyurethane foam, or ask for furniture that has not been treated with flame retardants.4) Avoid stain-resistant rugs, furniture and fabrics.5) If you use a dry-cleaner, find one who does not use PERC (perchloroethylene) or other solvents. Ask for “wet cleaning”.6) Use a solid carbon block drinking water filter.7) Keep chemicals out of the house by taking off your shoes at the door, using a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, and cleaning with wet rags and mops.The research was funded by the Avon Foundation. The Silent Spring Institute is a 20-year-old organisation made up of scientists who focus on the environment and women’s health.It is named after the best selling environmental book ‘The Silent Spring’ by Rachel Carson, who died of breast cancer in 1964, two years after the book was published.Dale Sandler, chief of epidemiology at the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, described the paper as a “terrific” resource for epidemiologists who study environmental causes of breast cancer.“This paper is a thorough review of toxicology data and biomarkers relevant to breast cancer in humans,” he said.Associated Free Presscenter_img Share Tweet HealthLifestyle Dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer – study by: – May 12, 2014last_img read more

UWI Head wants disabled to speak out against matters that concern them

first_img Share LocalNews UWI Head wants disabled to speak out against matters that concern them by: – July 5, 2011 Sharing is caring! Dr. Francis Severin. Photo credit: GIS NewsHead of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dr. Francis Severin has called on the persons living with disabilities in Dominica to speak out against issues affecting them.Dr. Severin was the featured speaker at the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities on Monday.He says the disabled community should continue to agitate for the ratification on the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.“I never buy the explanation of lack of funds. We find funds to do a lot of other things. It is unfortunate that we have a perception of our politicians as being interested in only what allows them to win the next general elections,” he said.He said persons living with disabilities form a significant and critical percentage of the Dominica population.“I do not know what percentage you form of the electorate but that becomes a very critical proportion or percentage of the Dominican population. That becomes critical in any decision by any government or political party to take on board your concerns. It is incumbent of you to make your voices heard at all times on all issues,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 25 Views no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

Health Minister Julius Timothy pledges support to the fight against gender based violence

first_img Share Health Minister Julius TimonthyHealth Minister Julius Timothy has called on the Caribbean region to condemn gender based violence. Mr. Timothy made this call while addressing the opening of the 38th Annual General meeting of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation at the Fort Young Hotel on Saturday evening. Hon. Timothy emphasized that the campaign to condemn gender based violence must target both men and women.“I am of the firm belief that we cannot mount a true health response to gender based violence if we do not focus our attention on both sexes. As a region I think we have made considerable efforts in fighting gender based violence, however there is much more to be done. I have heard the clarion call from the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation that political leaders need to be more vocal in curbing gender based violence,” he said.Mr. Timothy pledged his support and that of his Ministry to the fight against gender based violence.“In my capacity as Minister for Health, and a member of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and my personal capacity as a man, I pledge my unwavering commitment to continue the fight to eliminate gender based violence in our region. We must all speak with one voice, our message must be clear, we must remain real resolute, we must all stand up in unison, be counted and condemn gender based violence.Seventeen Caribbean countries including Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as CFPA associate members located in Belize, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago were represented at annual general meeting of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation being held at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img 15 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Health Minister Julius Timothy pledges support to the fight against gender based violence by: – July 18, 2011last_img read more

Venezuelan folklore group to perform in Dominica

first_img Share Tweet Share 18 Views no discussions Venezuelan Folklore gorupVenezuelan folklore group “El Comején de la Bandola” will be performing in Dominica from Friday October 7th to Monday October 10th, thanks to the joint efforts of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of People’s Power for Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Embassy of Venezuela in Dominica and the Fort Young Hotel.On Friday October 7th they will perform during the Happy Hour at the Fort Young Hotel; Saturday 8th at 9:00 a.m. they will be hosting two (2) workshops, cuatro and dance, at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation; Sunday October 9th at 7:00 p.m. a free of charge concert at the Public Service Union Building on Boyds Avenue, Roseau; and, on Monday October 10th they will be sharing the stage with a Dominican Steel Band at the Fort Young Hotel.Segundo Garcia “El Comején de la Bandola” has been the recipient of many international awards and has taken part in numerous events worldwide.Diversity, balance, sublime and sturdiness are just a few of the perceptions that denote the sonority of this new creation of autochthonous music, testimony of the virtuous Segundo Garcia, “El Comejen de la Bandola”and his group. The Bandola in his mastery hands expresses his undoubted talent, he makes it diverse and versatile, turning it into a guitar or a mandolin – as it may be required ‐ , without losing its essence of an instrument that symbolizes, within other attributes, the musical culture of the Plains and, maybe, the complete spectrum of our music.Segundo Garcia he has inherited a tradition forged in centuries by executing masters of pioneering generations, who since their times, perceive recognition to their art in each performance of this gifted contemporary Bandola player, he gives back to this tradition a renewed repertoire and a different and consolidated manner to retrieve chords from the ennobled and rutting woods of his instrument.This production is enriched with the presence of a voice full of plain culture and vernacular sonority such as that of Yusnellys Rengifo, vocalist; Jose Funes, cuatro player; Gailabi Jimenez, base; and Alejandro Galindo in the maracas.Press Releasecenter_img EntertainmentLocalNews Venezuelan folklore group to perform in Dominica by: – October 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Opposition Leader calls on motorists to be more vigilant

first_imgLocalNews Opposition Leader calls on motorists to be more vigilant by: – November 16, 2011 14 Views one comment Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Hon. Hector John. Image via: uwpdm.comLeader of the Opposition, United Workers Party Hector John is calling on motorists to increase their vigilance in an effort to reduce the growing incidents of traffic accidents on the island.John’s comments come in light of two recent fatalities which occurred within two days.Hilroy Ambo of Salisbury died when the vehicle which he was a passenger on collided with a dump truck in Jimmit on Saturday and the other David Joseph on Monday evening.The other, twenty-three (23) year old David Joseph of Portsmouth was pronounced dead on Monday evening at the Portsmouth Hospital marking the ninth (9th) road fatality for 2011 and the third involving a motorcycle.Joseph, a former employee of Fine Foods Incorporated was riding motorcycle registration number TJ 898 along the Ti-Bay, Coconut Beach Public Road when he collided with a stray cow. As a result, the cow died and the motorcycle belonged to Fine Foods Incorporated was extensively damaged.The Opposition Leader is also calling on cattle owners in the Portsmouth areas to ensure that their animals are tied and not left wandering the streets which poses a threat to motorists.“I’m calling on our motorists to be even more vigilant on the road seeing that we have better roads some people try to speed and also calling on the people of Portsmouth who have their animals on the road, I think not only because of the death of David but I have heard that several times and I have seen it at One Mile, Picard; met a lot of loose cows on the road and that is a serious problem that we have.”John further stated that the unfortunate incident which claimed the life of a young man should serve as a signal to the authorities to ensure that this does not happen again.“We have small roads, we have corners you might just bend a corner and meet a cow in the centre of the road and you cannot make a getaway. What happened to David I think should send a message to the authority to ensure that people who have their cows along the roadside tie them properly and move them away from the road, so that they will not be causing accidents like what transpired in Picard and we lose the life of a young man that had a future ahead of him,” he said.John also extended his sympathy to the families and friends of his constituent Hilroy Ambo of Salisbury who was the first cousin of former parliamentary representative Earl Williams and David John of Portsmouth.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Free prostate cancer screening moves to Marigot

first_imgLocalNews Free prostate cancer screening moves to Marigot by: – June 18, 2012 17 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Prostate cancer ribbon. Photo credit: prostate-health-center.comThe Dominica Cancer Society will continue its prostate cancer awareness campaign this weekend when its free prostate cancer screening moves to the community of Marigot.This free screening will be the fourth offered in collaboration with the Ross Medical School.The last campaign which undertaken in Portsmouth in March, saw a record turnout of men from the north. The Association believes that this is a clear indication that more men are taking the issue of prostate screening seriously; hence they have decided to offer the same opportunity to the Marigot Health District. A press release issued by the Cancer Society indicates that the campaign “will serve the residents of the northeast; however it is open to men from outside the district. The Society is encouraging men of the northeast to come and take advantage of this opportunity”.The screening activities will commence at 9 o’clock in the morning at the Marigot Hospital on Saturday and will include “Digital rectal examinations” along with relevant medical check-ups. “Men will be seen on a first come first serve basis by the doctors and medical students hope to continue through the afternoon until they have managed to screen all those who attend. There will be a choice of genders of medical students. At the end of the examination a report will be given to the attendee with recommendations for his Doctor to take appropriate action, if any”.The Society has made a special appeal to be proactive regarding their prostate health and men to take advantage of the free screenings.“Men are reminded of their tendency to be very irregular when it comes to their medical care and therefore, by the time a man experiences symptoms and gets checked it can be too late”.The free screening is open to men over the age of forty (40) to take advantage of this opportunity to check on this aspect of their health.This will take place at the Marigot Hospital Saturday the 23rd of June, 2012.Over two hundred and forty (240) men across the island have participated in these free examinations.Interested men who may have questions should call Patrick Henderson on 767 275 3019 or Neville Graham on 767 235 8798.Press Releaselast_img read more

Fabregas: Conte a good man with good heart

first_img Loading… Taking part in a Twitter Q&A session, one fan asked him ‘Is Sarri the most boring/risk averse coach in a big club?’ Fabregas stated: “He has his tactics and he dies with them. “He’s not very flexible let’s say but he’s a good man with a good heart.”Advertisement The Monaco man was then asked who the hardest manager he has worked under, to which he said: “Conte by far. “I always said that coming back and change around his mind about me was one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in my career. Read Also:Revealed! Chelsea paid sacked Conte £26.6million compensation “I had to be silent and sweat a lot though.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?The 10 Best Female Drivers In Racing HistoryTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Cesc Fabregas has lifted the lid on what it was like playing under Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri.last_img read more

Carabao Cup: Man City to launch probe into crowd disorder

first_img Promoted ContentThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The holders had goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero ruled out for offside. However, Solskjaer was unhappy over Matic’s sending-off after he was shown a second yellow card by referee Kevin Friend for a foul on Ilkay Gundogan. ‘For me, it’s a joke. Never a sending-off,’ he said. ‘It’s hard to come here and score a goal with 11 players never mind 10. ‘The first one’s not a yellow, he’s unlucky and I disagree with that decision. It’s ironic, the first time he makes a foul he gets a yellow. How many times did they foul us? How many times was Dan James fouled?‘But that’s the ref’s decision because he was man of the match for me today. ‘It shouldn’t be like this because I’m proud of the players. We’ve come so far with these boys and they’re giving us absolutely everything. Tempers flared at the end of the Carabao Cup semi-final between the two local rivals Read Also: Bruno Fernandes: Man United confirm £68m deal with Sporting ahead of medical ‘They’ve beaten City twice now in six weeks at their place. Even though they didn’t create too many clear cut chances they defended well which pleased me.’ Guardiola argued that City were the best team over both legs and deserve to be in the final for the third year in a row. ‘We played a top side with physicality and we created enough chances to score,’ he said. ‘They shot on target once and scored and once in the second half. ‘I was pleased with the 180 minutes, in both games we were better. I’m so satisfied with the way we’ve played.’ Manchester City said they would look into footage of the crowd disorder that marred Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final derby against Manchester United. Both sets of supporters had to be held back by stewards and the police officers in attendance Just 24 hours after United chief Ed Woodward’s Cheshire house was attacked by hooded thugs, more trouble erupted as a group of United fans tore up seats and hurled them towards City’s supporters. The home fans threw them back and were also caught on video taunting their rivals over the Munich air disaster. A red smoke canister appeared to be thrown into the home section after Nemanja Matic’s first-half strike, too.United won the match but City progressed to the final, where they will meet Aston Villa on March 1. City will look at CCTV to try and identify those supporters responsible. A flare also appeared to have been thrown into the home section of City’s stadium Manager Pep Guardiola said: ‘I don’t like it. I didn’t know it but if that happened it’s not nice. ‘I didn’t like what happened with Ed Woodward. This is football. I’m sure you see the United squad it’s really good. That’s not the way to do it.’ A young pitch invader also had to be ushered away towards the end by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and a steward after making his way on to the playing surface. On the pitch, United inflicted City’s first Carabao Cup defeat in 17 games and 1,190 days — stretching back to a win over their rivals in October 2016. Seats were thrown by both Manchester City and Manchester United fans inside the Etihad But City won 3-2 on aggregate thanks to their 3-1 win in the first leg at Old Trafford earlier this month.last_img read more