The Georgetown District officially launched its Vaccination Week activities, which place emphasis on the importance of vaccines and their effectiveness.At the formal opening ceremony, District Medical Officer (ag) of Georgetown, Dr Dianele Drepaul pointed out that Guyanese must take advantage of this exercise since it can contribute to an overall coverage rate of 100 per cent.Georgetown District Medical Officer (ag), Dr Dianele DrepaulDr Drepaul added that “we still have a lot to do given the current situation in our neighbouring countries and with such porous borders that we have, we are quite susceptible to outbreaks. A parent who decides not to vaccinate their child runs the risk of that child becoming sick and also others who have not been vaccinated.”The local launch was hosted at the Sophia Health Centre under the theme “Strengthen your defence” #GetVax #VaccineWorks. It is being observed concurrently with the regional launch in Havana, Cuba, while countries in the Americas will observe the week from April 23 to April 27.Students of the Sophia Nursery and Primary Schools, along with public health representatives from various health centres in Georgetown, marched through the streets surrounding the health centre, kicking off the week’s observance.It has been noted that vaccines guard the human body against 17 antigens which include Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); Diphtheria, and yellow fever. Vaccination Week facilitates protection of the population against vaccine-preventable diseases and national coverage is over 90 per cent for all antigens under one year.According to Family and Community Health Specialist at the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Janice Woolford, Guyana’s vaccination package has expanded from one that caters to children, to a family immunisation programme. Vaccination Week is now being used as a platform to integrate other activities into the week’s schedule.This is the 16th year the Health Ministry is collaborating with PAHO/World Health Organisation (WHO) to host Vaccination Week in Guyana. It is a PAHO/WHO initiative and is inspired by the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia, hence the theme “Strengthen your defence”.Since 2003, more than 720 million people of all ages have been vaccinated under the framework of this programme. “Vaccination Week in the Americas began in 2003 as part of a response to an epidemic outbreak which was between Venezuela and Colombia in 2002,” Woolford said.The objectives of Vaccination Week are to advance equity and improve access to vaccination services, improve coverage, raise awareness on how vaccines work, and promote the transition from child to family health.
WHITTIER – Ayala High School’s Caitlin Dement promised her coach another trip to the CIF-Southern Section, Division III girls water polo finals, and she led the Bulldogs in that direction Tuesday. The 5-foot-10 goalkeeper had 10 saves in a 10-6 victory over El Rancho in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday at Whittier. “I was worried because they are quick and we’re big, and that’s never a good match-up,” Ayala coach Vince Makuch said. Perhaps, but this time size did matter. Ayala used its physical advantage to keep El Rancho from getting the ball into the hole, which meant the majority of the Dons shots were from the perimeter. That played right into Dement’s hands. Literally. “It was pretty rough in the beginning, but in the fourth quarter, we got our act together,” Dement said. “I don’t know if this is a huge win, but it’s definitely a good win because of its importance.” Ayala has been to the finals the past two seasons and won one championship. The Bulldogs (25-5) are the No. 2 seed in the division and have been ranked among the top four teams all year. El Rancho finished the season with a 19-11 record. Ayala’s Dani Curran scored two of her four goals in the first quarter to put the Bulldogs up by one. She had another in the second quarter to help Ayala to an 8-5 halftime lead. El Rancho freshman Isabel Aguirre was impressive in the quarter, when she scored both of her goals. The Dons put together a modest rally late in the fourth quarter when Curran and Salina Cadenas scored back-to-back goals to pull their team within four. “It was a slow start for both teams, but they were just bigger than we were,” El Rancho coach Sammy Wright said. “I won’t say we were intimidated by them, but we weren’t ready for them, either.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WHITTIER – Thanks to some conservative projections about spending and revenue – and a $500,000 donation for a historical park – city officials predict an additional $2 million will be added to an already large surplus. “It’s nice to be in fairly decent shape,” Mayor Pete Dames said Wednesday after the City Council received the report from staff the night before. “The way we budget historically has been kind of conservative.” John Saunders, interim director of administrative services, said revenue is up by about $1 million because of a $500,000 bequest for the historical Neff park from Mina Neff and an underestimate of how much money the state would give to the city to make up for taking sales tax dollars. Spending also is down by about $1 million – in part because the Aquatics Center won’t open until after the fiscal year ends. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
B.C. Hydro has already responded to one request for information from the panel, with responses submitted mid-September. The Site C Joint Review Panel has said Hydro can expect at least one more information request after this one. Once all of the requests have been responded to, the panel will assess whether further information is needed, if there should be a public comment period, or, if satisfied, schedule public hearings. To view this set of responses, click here.- Advertisement –
The Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny would like to wish you a very warm welcome this Christmas Party Season!This year you will be treated to award winning food & service, guaranteed craic and entertainment into the wee small hours! Guests will meet Santa on arrival followed by a four course festive dinner hosted by Donegal’s very own Mad Marcus, a musician, comedy impressionist and singer all in one, for a memorable atmosphere.Dance the night away with Live Music from Idle Hands, followed by a DJ until late with spot prizes including weekends away in any Radisson Blu Hotel in Ireland! Director of Sales Elaine McIntyre said “We are looking forward to this coming Christmas Season and we will kick-start the season with our annual Toy Show on Sunday 20th November at 1pm.“After such success last year we look forward to seeing you all back, Santa will be once again staying here at the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny so children will get the chance to give him the list and have a talk with him whilst also getting a photo, face painting and a few other surprises will be in store for the children, the day will start with a mini children’s fashion show, then you will have a chance to shop with Letterkenny’s top shops showcasing Christmas ideas followed by Letterkenny’s Toy Show,” revealed Elaine.For more information please see our facebook page www.facebook.com/RadissonbluhotelletterkennyOur Christmas party nights have something to suit everyone to ensure a night of fun and good Donegal craic, a chance to get together with colleagues, friends, family and enjoy a fun-filled night with excellent food and top entertainment. As part of our adding value campaign we are offering Bed & Super Buffet Breakfast for €40 pps, the super buffet breakfast has over 120 items on the menu served until 11am and includes access to our leisure centre, so why not extend the festivities and stay the night.This year we are also donating €1 for every ticket sold to the ISPCC Irish Prevention of Cruelty to Children as part of our responsible business programme.Nights are selling out fast so if you haven’t already booked call us on 074-91-94444, we look forward to welcoming you over Christmas and wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of the team @ the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com EndsRADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY GETS READY FOR CHRISTMAS BUT REMEMBERS THOSE LESS FORTUNATE was last modified: October 21st, 2011 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:CHristmasRadisson blu Letterkenny
GAA pundit and former Derry football star Joe Brolly has had another go at Kerry – after he famously wrote off the county before the All-Ireland final win over Donegal.The barrister was on the end of Kieran Donaghy’s wrath in the aftermath of Sunday’s final.The full forward slammed Brolly’s claim that the Kerry ‘conveyor belt’ producing top players was broken. But in the latest twist in the heated row another forward – James O Donoghue – tweeted the same question directing to Brolly, writing: “Well Joe Brolly what did you make of that?”Brolly responded: “Pure s****”And in another Tweet, he had a swipe at fellow Sunday Game pundit Pat Spillane.The Kerryman had previously described Donegal football as ‘puke football’. So Brolly tweeted: “It’s only puke football when Kerry aren’t playing it.”He said in another tweet: “Fitzmaurice had no choice. It was the smart play. They would inevitably have lost otherwise. A forgiveable travesty.”He also congratulated O Donoghue but added: “Do something about your hair.”Brolly had been unable to appear on the highlights of the Sunday Game on Sunday night because of a charity commitment.But Spillane was there – and he stuck the knife into Donegal by claiming ‘footballing class’ had won on Sunday, insisting the better footballers were on the Kerry team. A smiling Martin McHugh didn’t rise to the bait, instead congratulating Kerry on their win.JOE BROLLY IN NEW JIBE AT KERRY, DONAGHY AND PAT SPILLANE was last modified: September 24th, 2014 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:donegalJOE BROLLYKerryPat SpillaneSunday Game
New swell to Hit Donegal on Wednesday, wax up your boards!”We’ve had a great start to the week at Adventure One Surf School in Fanad this week, our kid’s Summer camp for this week is fully booked and all the kids are having a blast!Every single one of them is up and riding after day 2 and with a new swell hitting tomorrow we aim to get them all turning and trimming their surfboards along the waves. We are also holding our 1st ever ‘ Mini Kid’s camp’ for kids age 5-8 starting on August 20th for a 1 hour session every morning Monday to Friday for €80! We always get a lot of people wanting their younger children to have a taste of what it’s like to ride the waves and we’ve found in the past the little ones can usually stand up on their 1st wave! Half the places are booked so call us now on 086 1931 747 or check our website www.adventureone.net Iainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLj6hemXoOc&feature=plcp The surf for tomorrow is for an increasing 1.2 metre swell to hit from the North West with light winds which should mean lovely 2-3ft surf so get down to the beach! ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS! was last modified: August 7th, 2012 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:ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS!
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On backyard sustainability“This is not news to anyone, but clearly being green in a holistic sense has to involve getting more local and more solar (ala Michael Pollan) in many ways, and food is one of those ways. It’s also exploring community/CSAs [Community Supported Agriculture] vs. rugged individualism/homesteading.” On developing a solar strategy“The point is … even in a superinsulated house, heating is a big part of the overall energy use (if looking at heating, cooling, hot-water heating, cooking, lighting and appliance use in a household that is reasonably considerate of their usage.) So if you can cut this, even by 25% due to solar, you are going to be in much better shape. Some will argue that [it] is better to spend solar dollars on PVs that can be used year-round, but in cold climates with very efficient solar-thermal heating done on the cheap with the help of builditsolar.com and ‘simplysolar’ and ‘solarheat’ Yahoo group participants, the cost per KWh of energy saved is going to be much lower.” On meeting Passivhaus goals“There are some people who think the Passivhaus requirements are too difficult for New England, the upper Midwest, and maybe Phoenix I’ve heard (on the heating end of the spectrum). But I personally disagree. If people want to live in extreme environments, then I see no reason why they should be let off the hook. What I would say, is that it really is quite reasonable to take an 80% or 90% approach. Well, or 50% is good too! In other words, if one can get to within 90% of a Passivhaus, then gosh, that is quite an amazing house you’ve got there.” Erik Haugsjaa is a software engineer and Web consultant who lives in Stow, Massachusetts, in a house he says comes close to net-zero energy performance. Built in 2010, his 2 1/2-story, 1,650-square-foot. house is equipped with a 6.9-kW photovoltaic array and a ductless minisplit system for heating and air conditioning.Haugsjaa’s blog, Erik’s Blog, is a collection of observations about the house and its mechanical systems, with a variety of links to related sites and a lot of seemingly extraneous commentary. Haugsjaa doesn’t present himself as a master green builder or energy designer, so the language is approachable rather than authoritative. It’s as if you got a series of letters from an old friend about the house he was building which also touched on a variety of other topics.The archives go back to October 2008, long before he moved into his ultra-efficient house. Back then, Haugsjaa commented on a number of non-building but still green issues, such as what kinds of toys he liked to buy for his 4-year-old (Legos), or the wisdom of buying prepaid cell phone service (saves money), or advice on which of two similar products to choose when shopping (go for the lighter one).Later, the talk veers more toward meat-and-potatoes issues, such as the coefficient of performance for air-source heat pumps or comparing the heat potential of propane vs. electricity. There is plenty of hard data in those posts.If you’re looking for green building advice from the heights of Olympus, Erik’s Blog probably isn’t the place for you. If a more leisurely and conversational journey sounds appealing, you might check it out. On the cons of his Mitsubishi ductless minisplit“Unless I am missing something, the lowest the heat settings go on our Mitsubishi system goes is 59°F. What?!!!!! I would set back my house temp to 45°F if I were away if I could! Maybe (I can figure out a way to fool it, like one can with a typical thermostat with those 15°F setback timers you can control via X10.) What a hassle though!”And this one:“Wet clothes after playing in the snow. How do you get them dry? In a typical northern house, I would put them on a radiator or forced-hot-air vent, in the boiler room, in front of the wood stove, etc. Those don’t exist in this house! And we axed the clothes dryer too! I guess this is where one of those bathroom towel-dryers comes in handy. Or we use a typical dehumidifier in our big mudroom closet. Works OK. But still, just sayin’! You can get floor models for air-source heat pumps I guess. Maybe that would do the trick. But that takes up more space. “ On ‘holistic’ thinking“OK, so nice house. Do you eat meat? What MPG does your car get and how many miles do you drive? These things matter a lot too. Especially relative to a house operating very efficiently. A vegan driving a Prius (or living in the city and walking) maybe has a smaller carbon footprint more than someone living in a small Passivhaus. I don’t know! But it’s not too hard to run the numbers. Gary Reysa at builditsolar.com does this. See his ‘half’ project. Marc Rosenabaum at energysmiths.com does this if you are designing a house or co-housing community or fixing up an office building or dormitory, etc. If I buy a lot of stuff and fly in airplanes a lot, my Passivhaus doesn’t matter so much any more.”