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Water quality testing lab commissioned

first_imgAn $83 million facility was officially opened by Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder at the Hydrometeorological Service office on Brickdam.According to the Department of Public Information, the laboratory will monitor, examine and compile data on the use of the country’s surface and groundwater resources.The Water Quality Testing Laboratory building (DPI photo)The Water and Sewerage Act of 2002 states that the Hydrometeorological Department is responsible for managing the country’s water resources.In his address, the Agriculture Minister noted that the event marks an important milestone for the Hydrometeorological Department in fulfilling its mandate.“This marks the beginning of the thrust towards establishing a national water quality monitoring network and the establishment of a central repository for all information on the quality of the country’s resources,” the Minister remarked.According to DPI, Holder also noted that the commissioning of the water quality lab falls under the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 as it acknowledges the importance of water quality.While the Hydromet Service will be the primary user of the facility for regulatory sampling and analysis of water, the lab is open to all to test water quality, DPI reported.Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, Dr Garvin Cummings reflected on the period when testing was done in what he described as a small and very unattractive room. He further noted that while a lot of time and energy was put into the testing process, the results could not have withstood scrutiny or be used in any solid analysis. This, he said, was the catalyst for the establishment of the new facility.The lab also has a separate room for chemical analysis, biological analysis and the weighing of samples.last_img read more

Nestlé Canada recalls ‘Good Start 2’ liquid infant formula

first_imgPhoto by Health CanadaPhoto by Health CanadaIt’s recommended that any customer who bought a product with one of the corresponding batch codes should stop using the product. While illnesses have been reported, Health Canada hasn’t yet confirmed if those are caused by consumption of the recalled products or not.Customers who have bought these affected infant formulas should contact Nestlé Consumer Services for a refund and throw the product out. Consumer Services can be contacted at 1-855-395-1238. The line is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.Health Canada classifies this recall as a ‘class 2’ hazard, defined as ‘a situation in which the use of, or exposure to, a product may cause temporary adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.’Advertisement OTTAWA, O.N. — As a precautionary measure, Nestlé Canada has requested a national recall of their ‘Good Start 2 (Omega 3 & 6, dietary fibre, and added iron and calcium) Iron Fortified Milk-based Infant Formula’, in specific 12 unit cases of 359 ml tetrapaks.Nestlé Canada says the recall is due to a ‘quality issue.’ Minerals in the formula may separate over time, appearing as black particles in the concentrate. Because of this, there is some concern the consumption of the affected products could cause a lower intake of some nutrients. Health Canada says the recall was triggered by complaints from consumers.The Company is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to verify that these products are being removed from the marketplace.- Advertisement -The products being recalled have the following batch codes: 512857211A (exp: 2016 MA 07), 512957211A (exp: 2016 MA 08), 512957212A (exp: 2016 MA 08), and 513057211A (exp: 2016 MA 09).The UPC on the 12 pack is 0 65000 49277 4, and the UPC on the individual tetrapak is 0 65000 49285 9.20160214d_1455489180050_engPhoto by Health CanadaAdvertisement Nestlé Canada urges parents with any health concerns to consult with their health care practitioner.last_img read more

Tusker advance to FKF Shield round of 16

first_imgBandari could have reclaimed the lead a minute later after they were awarded a penalty but Fellu Mulumba squandered the glorious chance, hitting the goal post.In the second half, Muchiri netted the winner in the 59th minute to hand Tusker head coach Robert Matano qualification to the next round.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brian Muchiri of Tusker celebrating. Photo/TUSKER FCNAIROBI, Kenya, June 23 – Tusker FC eliminated Bandari to qualify to the FKF Shield round of 16 following their 2-1 victory at the Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on Saturday.Bandari opened an early lead after Wycliffe Ochomo headed home in the fourth minute before Timothy Otieno brought back Tusker in the game with an equaliser after connecting Boniface Muchiri’s cross at the stroke of Half Time.last_img read more

Man Utd’s Martial earns recall to France squad

first_img0Shares0000Anthony Martial is back in the France squad after some fine recent performances for Manchester United © AFP/File / Paul ELLISPARIS, France, Nov 8 – Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his impressive recent form with Manchester United by being recalled to the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday.Martial, who has scored five goals in United’s last four Premier League games, comes in for France’s Nations League match in the Netherlands on November 16 and their home friendly against Uruguay four days later. Martial, 22, was not in the France squad that won the World Cup in Russia. He won the last of his 18 caps in a friendly away to the Russians in March.Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy, Lyon captain Nabil Fekir and Marseille defender Adil Rami also return to the squad after missing last month’s friendly against Iceland and the Nations League win against Germany.Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet and Atletico Madrid duo Thomas Lemar and Lucas Hernandez are all absent. The latter two are injured.France know a draw away to the Dutch in Rotterdam will secure their place in the finals of the new Nations League, which will feature four teams and be played in June next year.A defeat, though, will give the Netherlands the chance to leapfrog the World Cup winners when they play Germany away on November 19.The friendly against Uruguay will be played at the Stade de France on Tuesday, November 20.France squad:Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton/ENG), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/GER), Adil Rami (Marseille), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace/ENG), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/ITA), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Roma/ITA), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG)Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona/ESP), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Anthony Martial (Manchester United/ENG), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Monday, August 31

first_imgThe big man was joined in the studio by regular Monday co-host Danny Murphy, with guests including Mark Bosnich, Matt Le Tissier and John Salako.last_img

Payback time

first_imgThe residents of the city and county have paid dearly in lost services and higher taxes so downtown could be revived. Now, it’s payback time. Downtown property values are soaring. Building is booming. It’s becoming a playground for the affluent. It’s high time downtown started paying off on the public’s investment. End the subsidies now – that ought to be the cry from San Pedro to Pacoima, from Hermosa Beach to West Covina.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAs expensive lofts have replaced derelict buildings by the score in the Skid Row area, it was only a matter of time before police started rousting the street people and the politicians started looking to provide humanitarian aid to those who refused to get out of downtown. People who plunk down $750,000 for a loft in the heart of Skid Row shouldn’t have to pick their way through throngs of street dwellers just to get home. Of course, no one else should either, which is why chasing the homeless to the suburbs is no answer. So the public must not allow the politicians to railroad through a solution that puts the burden solely on the residents and taxpayers of the county. We cannot have worse public services for those with homes who work, pay taxes and aspire to better lives in order to help the homeless. The homeless problem is a societal problem, so it’s fair to say the burdens should be shared fairly. That means the so-called “stabilization centers” should be placed in wealthy areas as well as the rest of the county. It also means that the costs need to be shared. And the massive tax credits and subsidies that have driven downtown redevelopment for the past 30 years – at the expense of the neighborhoods everywhere else – must end. AFTER three decades of neglecting the homeless, it’s no surprise that Los Angeles has a humanitarian crisis on its hands that would take $12 billion to solve in a decade. Of course, that isn’t going to happen any more than we’re going to spend trillions to fix our transportation problems or provide decent health care, good educations and safe streets, or put an end to poverty. But, yes, now that the economic and political forces have aligned to focus city and county officials on this problem, it’s important that practical steps be taken to help those who can actually be helped. But make no mistake: These same politicians didn’t care at all about the homeless until their developer pals stood to make billions off the revival of downtown that is jeopardized by hundreds of people living on the streets. last_img read more

‘Frank the Tumor’ now only history for boy, 11

first_imgDavid, however, did suffer problems from the radiation and chemotherapy he received. There is a chance he may need lifelong therapy because of damage to his pituitary gland, said his father, Bryan Grover.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe boy was diagnosed in May 2003 with a grapefruit-size tumor at the base of his brain that was causing blindness and headaches. He nicknamed it after Frankenstein’s monster. Frank the Tumor gained national attention when David’s mother created “Frank Must Die” bumper stickers, which the family auctioned on eBay to defray medical costs. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments shrank it to the size of a peach pit, and in February 2005 an operation was performed to remove the rest. Biopsies and MRI scans concluded that the boy’s brain is now cancer-free, said Dr. Hrayr Shahinian of the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles. Frank the Tumor is gone and the 11-year-old Virginia boy who named his dangerous foe after the Frankenstein monster proudly showed off karate kicks Thursday and chattered about school even though he still suffers effects of his therapy. David Dingman-Grover, whose battle with Frank drew national concern, got a clean bill of health from the surgeon who removed the cancerous mass a year ago. “I feel great,” David said. “After it just went away, I was just, like, so proud, and I was happy because a lot of people I knew were really scared for me.” “I don’t think about it at all. I think about mostly, like, just getting on with my life, getting on with the next day,” he said. last_img read more

The Giants’ mind-blowing 16-3 start to July is sensational, but they’ve done better

first_imgJuly is the longest, hottest, tryingest, soul sappingest, most humid month on the baseball calendar.The Giants are going to cry bitter tears when it ends.Your heroes are on a ridiculous run. But you knew that even before Pablo (9 lives) Sandoval shoe-horned a game-winning home run over the left field fence Tuesday night to give the Giants a 5-4,13-inning win over the Cubs. In keeping with the Giants’ impossibly dramatic hot streak, Sandoval’s game-winner barely cleared the wall. One more coat …last_img read more

MH370: Another piece of wreckage confirmed

first_imgAir safety investigators have confirmed that it is “highly likely” a piece of wreckage found off the coast of Tanzania, Africa, is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester  Minister confirmed late Friday that an analysis of the wing part, believed to be part of a flap, by theAustralian Transport Safety Bureau had established the link.  Flaps are moveable panels extended when a plane lands to increase the wing surface area.“The experts will continue to analyse this piece to assess what information can be determined from it,” Mr Chester.The latest finding brings the tally of parts from the wreckage to six. A flaperon – another type of moveable wing surface that combines the attributes of an aileron and a flap – found on Reunion Island a year ago was confirmed by French officials as coming from the plane.The ATSB  has also determined a segment of engine cowling found on a beach in South Africa and a piece of interior panel found in Mauritius are almost certainly from the plane. It made this same finding for two pieces of debris found in Mozambique and thought to be part of the horizontal stabiliser.Mr Chester said in his statement that the debris  pieces were located in areas consistent with drift modelling performed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and affirmed  the focus of search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.He said the underwater search, continuing about 2600kms west of Perth in the  120,000 sq. km priority search, was expected to be finalised by December.“We remain hopeful that the aircraft will be located in the remaining search area,” he  said. “As agreed by Ministers from Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China and Australia at the tripartite meeting on July 22, in the event that the aircraft is not located in the current area, the search for MH370 will be suspended on the completion of the 120,000 square kilometre high priority search area unless credible new evidence about the specific location of the aircraft emerges.’’A European drift study published this week also confirmed  the Indian Ocean as the  impact  zone but  suggested that the plane could be as far as 500kms north of the current search area.The study by Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change looked at five of the pieces of debris found so far and attempted to model how they had travelled and their origin.The study’s simulation defined an area which overlapped the northern half of the zone the ATSB is currently searching.”However, our simulation shows that the debris could also have originated up to around 500 km further to the north,” said centre researcher and lead author of the study, Eric Jansen.  “If nothing is found in the current search area, it may be worth extending the search in this direction.”last_img read more