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CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

By on October 20, 2020

first_img Environment Is Our Most Important Asset – UNEP… Loss of mangroves, land for agriculture in focus as CARICOM… You may be interested in… May 22, 2020 Nov 26, 2018 CARICOM Secretariat emphasizes involvement of local communities in biodiversity capacity buildingThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is actively participating in the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 17-29 November 2018. A series of interactive dialogues and workshops were held on the side-lines of the global summit in the Rio Conventions Pavilion with…November 26, 2018In “CARICOM Secretariat”International Day of Biological Diversity – Statement by CARICOM Secretary-GeneralThe year 2018 marks 25 years since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993 after the 30th ratification.  It is significant that five CARICOM Member States ratified the Convention (Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Kitts and Nevis) or acceded to it…May 22, 2018In “General”CARICOM Secretariat urges sound ecosystem management(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – Future regional economic development will depend on sound management of natural resources since healthy ecosystems improve a country’s ability to bounce back from catastrophic events,” Ambassador Colin Granderson has said. The Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community Relations, who is also acting as…October 25, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Secretariat emphasizes involvement of local… May 22, 2020 Nov 6, 2019 As World observes International Biodiversity Day CARICOM… The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean. The report will be launched in Egypt on 23 November to an international audience at a United Nations Environment (UN Environment) event, on the side-lines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The global summit on biological diversity is being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 17-29 November 2018. This UNEP side event is expected to discuss support for the implementation of the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the long term strategy for capacity building which will be adopted at the CBD COP-15. It is within this context that CARICOM will present the report which examines how Member States have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Titled: The State of Biodiversity in the Caribbean – A review of the progress towards the Aichi biodiversity targets, the report was originally launched in Georgetown, Guyana on 24 October 2018 at the opening of the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Workshop for the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) for the CBD and Regional Consultation for Phase III of the Programme for Capacity Building related to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). The preparation of the report was a unified effort among the CARICOM Secretariat, UN Environment, CARICOM Member States and regional biodiversity experts.  It was funded by the European Union with the implementation support from UN Environment, under Phase II of the ACP-MEAs Project. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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Jason Tolleson Appointed to Lead SEMA Action Network

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first_imgWASHINGTON — SEMA announced this week that it has appointed Jason Tolleson as the new director of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), the association’s grassroots hobbyist organization. Tolleson will also serve as SEMA’s government and public affairs manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement As SAN director, Tolleson will work as liaison between SEMA and the SEMA Action Network, informing members of federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect the aftermarket industry. He will also serve as editor of The Driving Force, SAN’s official monthly publication. Passionate for the automotive and automotive aftermarket industry, Tolleson began attending cars shows and auctions at a young age and spending countless hours working in his father’s garage. Raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, he enjoyed turning heads as he cruised up to the beach in a 1977 Triumph Spitfire. In addition to rebuilding and refurbishing on his own vehicles, he used his automotive skills to put himself through college. Tolleson previously served as an aide on Capitol Hill, and more recently as a lobbyist representing local governments and transit agencies. He currently resides in Arlington, Va., and can be reached at jasont@sema.org, or 202/783-6007, ext. 39. For more information about SEMA, visit: www.sema.org. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 23,160 With 6 New Deaths And 10,182 Patients Recovered

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgSTATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 175 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County remains at 24 cases today that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update announces 6 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 40 new cases in Bernalillo County1 new case in Catron County14 new cases in Chaves County3 new cases in Cibola County8 new cases in Curry County30 new cases in Doña Ana County3 new cases in Eddy County14 new cases in Lea County6 new cases in Lincoln County1 new case in Luna County17 new cases in McKinley County3 new cases in Quay County1 new case in Roosevelt County3 new cases in Sandoval County12 new cases in San Juan County5 new cases in San Miguel County9 new cases in Santa Fe County2 new cases in Taos County3 new cases in Valencia CountyThe 6 additional death in New Mexico reported today include:A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.A male in his 50s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions.A female in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 30s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A female in her 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 703.Previously reported numbers included two cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Bernalillo County, one in Eddy County) – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 23,160 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 5,303Catron County: 6Chaves County: 518Cibola County: 377Colfax County: 18Curry County: 583Doña Ana County: 2,602Eddy County: 352Grant County: 72Guadalupe County: 32Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 90Lea County: 890Lincoln County: 150Los Alamos County: 24Luna County: 256McKinley County: 4,104Mora County: 6Otero County: 204Quay County: 44Rio Arriba County: 323Roosevelt County: 170Sandoval County: 1,152San Juan County: 3,084San Miguel County: 51Santa Fe County: 681Sierra County: 32Socorro County: 75Taos County: 114Torrance County: 62Union County: 30Valencia County: 449County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 314Otero County Prison Facility: 280Otero County Processing Center: 159Torrance County Detention Facility: 44The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 25Lea County Correctional Facility: 4Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 472Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4As of today, there are 125 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 10,182 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:Advantage Assisted Living in Rio RanchoAlbuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBeeHive Homes of Farmington in FarmingtonBelen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in BelenBonney Family Home in GallupBrookdale Santa Fe in Santa FeCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCasa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in AlamogordoCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa de Sunview in AlbuquerqueCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellCasa Real in Santa FeClayton Nursing and Rehabilitation in ClaytonDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in HobbsFort Bayard Medical Center in Santa ClaraGoodLife Senior Living in CarlsbadGood Samaritan Society Las Cruces in Las CrucesGood Samaritan Society Socorro in SocorroHeartfelt Manor in RoswellLadera Center in AlbuquerqueLakeview Christian Home in CarlsbadLas Palomas Center in AlbuquerqueLife Care Center of Farmington in FarmingtonLife Spire Assisted Living in AlbuquerqueLittle Sisters of the Poor in GallupLovington Healthcare in LovingtonMcKinley Care Center in GallupThe Meadows Home at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las VegasMission Arch Center in RoswellMontebello on Academy in AlbuquerqueMorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rio RanchoThe Neighborhood in Rio RanchoNew Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or ConsequencesNorth Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in AlbuquerquePrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRavenna Assisted Living in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupRetirement Ranches in ClovisThe Rio at Las Estancias in AlbuquerqueRio Rancho Center in Rio RanchoSaint Anthony Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in ClovisSagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las CrucesSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los AlamosSierra Health Care Center, Inc. in Truth or Consequences Sierra Hills Assisted Living in Truth or ConsequencesSierra Springs Assisted Living in Los LunasSpanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in AlbuquerqueTender Heart Assisted Living in AlbuquerqueWelbrook Senior Living Las Cruces in Las CrucesWheatfields Senior Living in ClovisWhite Sands Healthcare in HobbsThe Woodmark at Uptown in AlbuquerqueThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; andPatients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.last_img read more

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Pillar nails Inter Ikeas 60m Bristol retail park

By on October 18, 2020

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In a rich man’s world

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What to do if coronavirus means your project gets shut down

By on September 29, 2020

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DAHER-HCS takes the roundabout way

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first_imgThe transformer, which had the dimensions 10.2 m x 3.4 m x 4.5 m, was fixed onto the axle lines of the trailer with the help of a Scheuerle load distribution lifting device at the Amrion substation in Winnenden.The load had to be transported through the town centre of Schwaikheim, where the hydraulic axle compensation of the Scheuerle InterCombi modules ensured secure positioning on the road.A roundabout in the town presented a particular challenge for the heavy load, but the adjustable load distribution unit meant that the levelling of the lifting device created the required clearance to allow the transformer to negotiate the obstacle.Designed with a 36-tonne technical axle load and driving speeds of up to 80 km/h, Scheuerle’s InterCombi platform trailers are available as trailers, or semi-trailers, as well as self-propelled platform trailers with a Power Pack Unit (PPU).  www.scheuerle.comwww.hcs-log.comlast_img read more

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How to spot solicitors’ involvement in ‘financial abuse’

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgConcern that a growing number of solicitors are unintentionally involved in the ‘financial abuse’ of their clients has prompted the Law Society to issue new guidelines.As a result of economic recession, social change and advances in technology the risk of financial abuse is increasing, Chancery Lane said.A practice note, produced by the Society’s mental health disability committee in consultation with organisations including Age UK, MIND and the Office of the Public Guardian, says solicitors ‘have a responsibility to be aware of financial abuse’ and to understand their role in ‘both preventing it and taking action to protect clients’.Failings here would risk breaching sections of the Solicitors Regulation Authority code covering client care, confidentiality and disclosure, and relations with third parties.The government defines financial abuse as: ‘Financial or material abuse, including theft, fraud, exploitation, pressure in connection with wills, property or inheritance or financial transactions, or the misuse or misappropriation of property, possessions or benefits.’The practice note sets out responsibilities that go beyond standard capacity testing for clients, to include observations on ‘how any relative or friend who has accompanied the client behaves towards the client’.Other indicators include not only changes in signatures on cheques and documents, and ‘abrupt’ changes in wills, but also ‘lack of amenities such as TV, personal grooming items’ and ‘the sudden appearance of previously uninvolved relatives’.Groups at risk of financial abuse were also more vulnerable to mis-selling of financial products. ‘Abuse or neglect by another legal professional’ was among the risks identified.last_img read more

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Welsh law officer vows to defend ‘integrity’ of devolved justice after press attacks

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first_imgWales’ law officer has weighed in to defend judicial independence, pledging to safeguard the ‘integrity’ of the nation’s developing judicial system following media attacks.Counsel general for Wales Mick Antoniw’s intervention came as the lord chief justice revealed he sought police protection after being dubbed an ‘enemy of the people’ by the Daily Mail. Antoniw also echoed Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd in condemning lord chancellor Liz Truss for failing adequately to defend judges against the media’s ‘casual disregard’ for the rule of law.In a written statement headed ‘independence of the Welsh tribunals’, Antoniw stressed that ministers have no role in the various tribunals defined in the Wales Act 2017. These include the mental health review and residential property tribunals.He said: ‘References to our courts, our judges and judicial system by the use of phrases such as “bad judges”, “kangaroo court”, “unelected judges”, “enemies of the people” have been published in newspapers, in social media and in public commentary which collectively have the effect of undermining the fundamental principles of the rule of law which underpin our democratic system of government and administration of justice.‘As the Welsh judicial system continues to develop and grow, and as we move in due course to a more distinct legal jurisdiction, further reform of the administration of justice will become necessary.’He added: ‘It will increasingly be a test of [the Welsh Assembly]’s maturity as a legislature and parliament that it recognises and understands the importance of the independence of its judicial institutions and the principles on which they are founded and operate. It is equally important that our judicial institutions know that they command the confidence of the legislature and the people of Wales and that they are defended from political interference, unwarranted and unsubstantiated attacks and criticism in the exercise of their public responsibilities.’last_img read more

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Annan ARC is 5-star

By on September 27, 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAnnan ARC has received a 5-star report from the Care Inspectorate.It scored 5 (very good) for quality of care and support and quality of management and leadership.Following the unannounced inspection of the Adult Resource Centre, the Care Inspectorate concluded:• The service continues to support the meaningful involvement of the people it supports and their families and to use their views and comments to develop the service• During the inspection, we had the opportunity to speak with people at the service. They commented positively about the care and support provided by the management and staff team at Annan ARC.• The care and support needs of the people who use Annan ARC are managed and met by a caring and skilled staff team.• The management team demonstrated a commitment to the continued review, development and improvement of the overall service.• The entire staff group demonstrated a commitment to ensure that the ethos of Annan ARC is welcoming and friendly.The Care Inspectorate highlighted:• Well trained, skilled and knowledgeable staff who were able to respond to health issues that affected people using the service.• The staff practice observed was of a high quality and the approach of staff was patient and respectful.• The performance of the service was very good.• The service delivered quality care that resulted in positive outcomes for people using the service.Alison Voss, Annan ARC manager, said, “This grade wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and skills of all staff working at Annan ARC. This is the result of team effort. Staff have overcome challenges and pulled together to ensure that the service we provide continues to be of a high standard and meets the need to deliver individual outcomes.”Councillor Ted Thompson, vice-chairman of the Social Work Services Committee, said, “Protecting our most vulnerable people and being inclusive are priorities for our Council. This report from the Care Inspectorate shows that Annan ARC is delivering on both. I thank and congratulate all staff who have been responsible for this significant achievement.”last_img read more

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