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first_img B riefsCHILDREN FROM THE NORTHWEST UNIT of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami recently spent the morning at the Federal Courthouse in Miami and visited with U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck. The kids learned about the judicial system as participants in the Welcome to the Court — Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Student Orientation Program.THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT recently hosted its 2005 Conference on Professionalism in Ocala in an effort to promote within the legal community the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. Among the faculty who led the attendees through multimedia presentations, table discussion groups, panel discussions, break-out sessions organized by practice groups, and hypotheticals were, from the left, Justice Kenneth B. Bell, Blan L. Teagle, deputy state courts administrator, Elizabeth Tarbert, ethics counsel for The Florida Bar, and Fifth Circuit Judge Raymond T. McNeal. Justice Peggy Quince also served on the faculty and Marion County Judge Jim McCune chaired the event. ROBERT A. KASKY OF BOCA RATON was an invited guest at the investiture of John G. Roberts, Jr., as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. Kasky, a friend of Chief Justice Roberts and his wife, Jane, was also a guest at a private reception held in the late afternoon in the Supreme Court building. Kasky, who has been practicing law in Florida for more than 30 years, is co-founder, along with his son Jeffrey, and president of One World Adoption Services, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit child placing agency which the Kaskys have managed for the past 10 years. Kasky and Chief Justice Roberts became acquainted four years ago. Kasky said that the investiture of Chief Justice Roberts, attended by both President George Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, was an “awe-inspiring event.”FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES recently purchased and moved into a new office in Tallahassee, with the pro bono help of real estate lawyer J. Breck Brannen and his assistant, Diane Roberts, of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell and Dunbar. Brannon and Roberts took on the task as part of the pro bono efforts of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section. Pictured from the left are FLS President James Bell, Roberts, Brannon, and Kent Spuhler, FLS’s executive director. The new offices are located at 2425 Torreya Drive. November 1, 2005 Regular News Briefslast_img read more

Solskjaer: Health service are real heroes

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to the NHS and health services across the globe, as he appreciates everybody is being forced to adapt to the current situation. Ighalo’s loan expires in June but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about signing him permanently With the coronavirus pandemic forcing populations throughout the world into lockdown in order to limit the spread, sport has obviously been forced to stop. “I think it’s important we as footballers and we working as role models, have got a difference to make and we can do that just by sending out messages on social media and stuff,” says Ole in our latest United Hangout. “Our players have been really good. They’re good lads and I trust them. They’re naturally fit anyway and want to improve. The training side is find, you find they’re good people and you try to encourage, as we’ve all got to adjust. “We all know, sometimes, we’re the heroes but, at the moment, we can be the back-up support. The NHS and the Health Service, they are the real heroes now. “It’s the same for me in Norway, watching what is happening there. I think we all realise how much [is being done] and I don’t think we should save money on health. Health is a critical thing. Sorry for the political message, it just got me involved there!“ The United players are dealing with the unprecedented situation in their own way as we await information on when the action can resume. “Some of our players have families abroad and some of them were able to go back home to be with them,” explains Solskjaer. “I don’t know when we are going to get back into football and we’ve got to set dates for when we are going to report but, of course, we’re updated all the time with the government and the authorities. Hopefully, our fans will know they want to come back into football in a good frame of mind but the players need some time back home now.” When asked if it was disappointing that the pause came when United were firing on all cylinders, the boss was philosophical about the predicament. “I can call it a shame but it’s just life now,” he said. “We’ve all got to adjust and I think everyone knows what is more important than anything now is people’s lives. When football is part of our life and, when football is back, we know normality has come back. I am sure the fans are eager to come back but they also have a part to play. Let’s make sure we get through this together.” In a final message to the United supporters across the word, Ole preaches patience and a need to continue looking at the bigger picture. Read Also:Man Utd to splash £1.1m bonus on Sanchez after Inter loan “I think we all know the situation now,” he says. “We’re all patient and looking forward to football coming back to the stadiums and on TV but, in the meantime, we’ve all got a real important role to play in staying at home and following the guidelines to help the NHS. If anyone can volunteer and help, that’s fantastic and that’s the way we save lives.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect JobBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

The decline in Australian air travel demand

first_imgFlying around the continent Down Under spiked in 2012, as a result of a so-called capacity war between Qantas and challenger Virgin Australia when the latter bought a fleet of Airbus A330s and broke into the business class market for the first time since its arrival in 2001 as budget airline Virgin Blue.But, between 2012 and 2014, both airlines sustained heavy domestic losses as a result of their war. And, because it was primarily a battle for supremacy in business class, the bargains on offer were mainly in the expensive seats at the front of the plane. Budget flyers noticed little difference in the best discounts on offer.With the national economy still struggling, that means 2013’s 60 million passenger trips around Australia was a high water mark that hasn’t been bettered.The latest figures show that, in the year to the end of March 2016, there were just 58.04 million passenger trips around Australia, compared with 60.12 million in the 2015 calendar year, though March ’16’s 5.2 million monthly passengers was up 2.7 per cent on the same month last year.It wasn’t all gloom, especially for holiday-makers, according to the figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). The greatest percentage increase in passenger numbers, compared to March 2015, was on the Hamilton Island-Sydney route (up 30.3 per cent). There were large increases on a number of other routes, including Cairns-Melbourne (24.3 per cent), Hobart-Sydney (22.8 per cent), Sunshine Coast-Sydney (17.7 per cent) and Melbourne-Sunshine Coast (17.2 per cent).However, the air travel recession was really biting in the mining areas of Queensland and Western Australia, as dozens of weekly fly-in-fly-out services between regional mines and Perth and Brisbane are cancelled.Routes with the biggest traffic decreases in March 2016 compared with March 2015 included Brisbane-Moranbah (down 21.3 per cent), Karratha-Perth (17.6 per cent), Perth-Port Hedland (17.3 per cent) and Brisbane-Gladstone (17 per cent). The airport worst affected by the mining crash was Roma’s, down 46.8 per cent on March 2015.But the star of the bush was Toowoomba’s new privately built, owned and operated airport just out of town to the north-west called Wellcamp. Of Australia’s top 50 regional airports, the Wagner family’s operation had the strongest growth in March (up 53.9 per cent on March 2015), with a raft of new jet and turboprop services to Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and elsewhere in regional Queensland.The growth wasn’t possible at Toowoomba’s council-run downtown airport, which has a single 1200-metre runway suitable only for small turboprops. Wellcamp, officially named the “Brisbane West Wellcamp” airport, can take passenger planes and air freighters up to 747 size.In March 2016, the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.3 million passengers, followed by Melbourne with 2.11 million and Brisbane with 1.43 million.By comparison, there was less than Sydney’s passenger traffic – 1.98 million – at all of Australia’s regional airports in March, 1.6 per cent higher than in March 2015. Fixed-wing charter operators carried 227,000 passengers in March 2016, a decrease of 2.7 per cent on March 2015. BITRE reports more than one-third of all charter passengers in Australia took flights to and from Perth Airport – most of them travelling to regional mining camps.Meanwhile, BITRE’s air fares survey reports business class fares around Australia have recovered nearly 50 per cent from under 65 on its index in 2012 to 95 in May 2016, compared with an index high of 110 before the business class price war began.And the bargains in the best discount category continue to track downwards towards the lowest levels recorded since the index began in 1992, in spite of the airlines’ efforts to curb the discounting.In the past few months, both airline groups have indicated that, after the 2012-2014 bloodbath, they would rather withdraw seating capacity from the market than discount their way into the red again.Tropical holidays in the sun are booming, but that can’t hide a recession in Australian air travel as the country attempts to transition out of a mining boom that has cooled into an economy looking for new directions that defy the business slowdown worldwide.Flying around the continent Down Under spiked in 2012, as a result of a so-called capacity war between Qantas and challenger Virgin Australia when the latter bought a fleet of Airbus A330s and broke into the business class market for the first time since its arrival in 2001 as budget airline Virgin Blue.But, between 2012 and 2014, both airlines sustained heavy domestic losses as a result of their war. And, because it was primarily a battle for supremacy in business class, the bargains on offer were mainly in the expensive seats at the front of the plane. Budget flyers noticed little difference in the best discounts on offer.With the national economy still struggling, that means 2013’s 60 million passenger trips around Australia was a high water mark that hasn’t been bettered.The latest figures show that, in the year to the end of March 2016, there were just 58.04 million passenger trips around Australia, compared with 60.12 million in the 2015 calendar year, though March ’16’s 5.2 million monthly passengers was up 2.7 per cent on the same month last year.It wasn’t all gloom, especially for holiday-makers, according to the figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). The greatest percentage increase in passenger numbers, compared to March 2015, was on the Hamilton Island-Sydney route (up 30.3 per cent). There were large increases on a number of other routes, including Cairns-Melbourne (24.3 per cent), Hobart-Sydney (22.8 per cent), Sunshine Coast-Sydney (17.7 per cent) and Melbourne-Sunshine Coast (17.2 per cent).However, the air travel recession was really biting in the mining areas of Queensland and Western Australia, as dozens of weekly fly-in-fly-out services between regional mines and Perth and Brisbane are cancelled.Routes with the biggest traffic decreases in March 2016 compared with March 2015 included Brisbane-Moranbah (down 21.3 per cent), Karratha-Perth (17.6 per cent), Perth-Port Hedland (17.3 per cent) and Brisbane-Gladstone (17 per cent). The airport worst affected by the mining crash was Roma’s, down 46.8 per cent on March 2015.But the star of the bush was Toowoomba’s new privately built, owned and operated airport just out of town to the north-west called Wellcamp. Of Australia’s top 50 regional airports, the Wagner family’s operation had the strongest growth in March (up 53.9 per cent on March 2015), with a raft of new jet and turboprop services to Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and elsewhere in regional Queensland.The growth wasn’t possible at Toowoomba’s council-run downtown airport, which has a single 1200-metre runway suitable only for small turboprops. Wellcamp, officially named the “Brisbane West Wellcamp” airport, can take passenger planes and air freighters up to 747 size.In March 2016, the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.3 million passengers, followed by Melbourne with 2.11 million and Brisbane with 1.43 million.By comparison, there was less than Sydney’s passenger traffic – 1.98 million – at all of Australia’s regional airports in March, 1.6 per cent higher than in March 2015. Fixed-wing charter operators carried 227,000 passengers in March 2016, a decrease of 2.7 per cent on March 2015. BITRE reports more than one-third of all charter passengers in Australia took flights to and from Perth Airport – most of them travelling to regional mining camps.Meanwhile, BITRE’s air fares survey reports business class fares around Australia have recovered nearly 50 per cent from under 65 on its index in 2012 to 95 in May 2016, compared with an index high of 110 before the business class price war began.And the bargains in the best discount category continue to track downwards towards the lowest levels recorded since the index began in 1992, in spite of the airlines’ efforts to curb the discounting.In the past few months, both airline groups have indicated that, after the 2012-2014 bloodbath, they would rather withdraw seating capacity from the market than discount their way into the red again.last_img read more

South Africa’s linefish stocks show recovery

first_img5 December 2013 South Africa’s linefish stocks are beginning to recover, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature SA (WWF-SA) says. “The initial signs of recovery in some of South Africa’s key linefish stocks indicate that we are on the right track,” John Duncan, the senior manager of WWF-SA’s marine programme, said in a statement on Monday. A number of “difficult and unpopular decisions” – including cutting permits for linefish by 70% and banning driving on beaches – may have helped the recovery, a report on the latest linefish research by the WWF shows. The country’s line-fishery sector was declared to be in a state of emergency in 2000 after the collapse of many commercially important linefish stocks, such as kob, geelbek and red roman, had been depleted to less than 10% of their pristine levels, the WWF-SA says. It was then that marine and coastal management, which is now part of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, put in place the measures that are now paying off. The 2003 beach driving ban, for example, has enabled some surf-zone fish populations to recover as they are outside the range of walking anglers.Food security The research also shows that marine protected areas (MPAs), such as the Pondoland MPA in the Eastern Cape, appear to be providing “sufficient protection to allow stock rebuilding for species with small home ranges, such as the scotsman and yellowbelly rock cod”. Duncan says that these “initial signs of recovery are positive not just for our marine ecosystems but also for the many fishers whose livelihoods are directly dependent on these stocks”. The short-term needs of fishers need to be balanced against the long-term benefits of healthy ecosystems, says Duncan. “Managing for healthy marine ecosystems should be non-negotiable as they ultimately provide the basis upon which coastal livelihoods and food security are built.” “What the science is telling us is that we now understand the biology of these species well enough to manage them sustainably,” says Colin Attwood, from the University of Cape Town’s marine research institute. “We are not out of the woods yet. Not all stocks are showing signs of recovery and those that are, are still nowhere near their optimal exploitation levels. But we are on the right track.” WWF-SA and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Official Google Chrome Extension Gallery Announced Early, Launching Soon

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Lee Mathews at Download Squad appears to have noticed this change first tonight among tech blogs. I’ve been struggling all night with an obnoxious Chrome extension that makes my page scroll much faster than is useful. Lee says extension support is expected in early December, but it’s hard to imagine a dead link sitting on a Google product like this for too long.We wrote about some of the first unofficial extensions to hit Chrome this Spring and then some code upgrades intended to shore up extension support this Fall. An unofficial directory of Chrome extensions can be found at ChromeExtensions.org. Install them with caution, it’s not yet as simple as managing Firefox extensions is. What’s your #1 request for a Chrome extension? I want Firefox Drag and Drop Zones or the GCal pop-up plug-in for Chrome. Greasemonkey would be nice too, though user scripts can be added manually to Chrome already.And I want it to sing with speed, just like Chrome does today! Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Browsers#news#NYT#web Google’s Chrome, the fastest major browser on the internet, appears set to launch an official gallery of browser extensions in the very near future. In the latest nightly build of the app an extension logo and a link to a gallery page appear when you open a new tab. Right now that link redirects to Google.com, but we assume the gallery’s launch must be right around the corner.Chrome is deliciously fast compared to other browsers, but the very limited extension support and ecosystem are hard for Firefox-lovers to swallow. Firefox advocates always question Chrome converts about just how fast Chrome will be when it gets weighed down with extensions. It looks like we’re about to find out. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

People, Plants and Partnerships – Extension Master Gardener Program

first_imgWith Spring here and gardening season now underway, we would like to talk about the Extension Master Gardener program through Cooperative Extension that helps Americans of all abilities to plant, grow, and harvest a garden. Extension Master Gardener programIn 1972, the Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program was created by the  Washington State Cooperative Extension in response to a high demand for urban horticulture and gardening advice. By the end of the decade, the EMG program had spread across the country.Master GardenerIndividuals who are passionate about horticulture and serving their communities can take a training through Cooperative Extension to become a certified Master Gardener (MG).  Though each community may have it’s own unique need, MGs across the nation share their time and expertise as volunteers; presenting workshops, answering gardening hotlines, planting demonstration gardens and teaching gardening through research-based information. There are more than 95,000 Master Gardeners nationwide, providing 5,000,000 hours of volunteer service annually.From National to InternationalComprised of MG state coordinators representing five geographical Cooperative Extension regions (Northeast, North Central, Northwest, Southwest, South Central and Southeast) and the directors of nationwide projects, the Extension Master Gardener National Committee (EMGNC) was formed in an effort to provide a national focus and contact point.In an effort to provide MGs and Extension specialists the opportunity to come together to learn and exchange ideas and concerns, an International Master Gardener (IMG) conference is held every two years.Junior Master Gardener for YouthThe Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program is an international youth gardening program through Cooperative Extension that was created and managed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  Throughout schools and clubs, the JMG program engages youth in hands-on group and individual learning experiences,  providing an opportunity for kids to develop an appreciation for the environment,  find a love of gardening and cultivate the mind. Want to know more about the Jr. Master Gardener program? Check out: http://jmgkids.us/State Extension Master Gardener Point of Contacts Florida Wendy [email protected](352) 392-1831 ext. 331IndianaJohn [email protected](765) 496-7956MarylandJon [email protected](410) 531-5572Alicia Bembenek, [email protected](410) 531-1754MinnesotaTim [email protected](612) 301-3482MississippiJeff [email protected](662) 566-8019New MexicoKelly [email protected](505) 865-7340OklahomaDavid [email protected](405) 744-5158last_img read more

Naidu embarks on longest ever ‘padayatra’

first_imgFaced with a now-or-never situation to return to power in the 2014 assembly elections, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday embarked on a marathon 2,340 km-long “padayatra” (foot march) to reach out to the people across the length and breadth of the state.Risking his health, 63-year-old Naidu began his arduous walkathon, “Vasthunna Mee Kosam” (I am coming for your sake), from Hindupur in Anantapur district. In the morning he offered floral tributes to the party’s founder-president N.T. Rama Rao at NTR Ghat in Hyderabad, besides Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary. He flew down to Bangalore along with his wife Bhuvaneshwari and son Lokesh Naidu and reached Hindupur by road.He offered prayers at the Suguru Anjaneyaswamy temple in Hindupur and started the padayatra after garlanding the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, Jyothirao Phule and NTR and unveiling a pylon. On the first day, he would cover 8.7 km.The 117-day marathon yatra would cover as many as 13 districts, including Anantapur, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and end at Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district on January 26, 2012, coinciding with the Republic Day.Sporting imported Duomax imported shoes, Naidu will walk at the rate of 12-15 km every day and is taking care to maintain his stamina and health. Besides the 1,000 party workers slated to accompany him all through the walkathon, party leaders have arranged a team of doctors, a personal cook and other paraphernalia. While Naidu is avoiding the special protection group security cover, the government is ensuring that he is provided with adequate security during the yatra.If completed without any hitches, Naidu’s padayatra is going to be the longest ever taken up by any politician. In 2003, former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy undertook the historic padayatra, Praja Prasthanam, of about 1500 km, starting from Chevella in Ranga Reddy district to Itchapuram in Srikakulam district in mid-summere; the yatra catapulted YSR to power in the 2004 assembly elections.For Naidu, the padayatra is going to be one last attempt to get back to power after a gap of 10 years. With the ruling Congress party in dire straits and his main rival YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy cooling his heels behind bars, the TDP president has found it an excellent opportunity to reach out to the people and win back their confidence.”It is my responsibility to call on the people who are in deep distress. There is absolutely no governance in the state and the people are suffering due to ever increasing prices of essential commodities, severe power cuts and drought. During my padayatra, I want to meet the people, understand their miseries and instil confidence among them. I am sure they will understand the difference between my rule and the present regime,” Naidu told the media before embarking on the padayatra.Naidu is confident that the people would repose confidence in him, as they were disgusted with the 10-year Congress rule. He is trying to convince the people that TDP is the only genuine opposition party in the state, while YSR Congress party would have to get merged with the Congress sooner or later.advertisementlast_img read more

One More day to Vote for E Jay inventor award up for

first_img Related Items:#DSS, #EJaySaunders, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – E. Jay Saunders, former DigicelTCI Boss is nominated for a Regulatory Technology Award for a technology start up, which he invented.    Domus Semo Sancus or #DSS is a financial technology concept which can, with enough support get a 4 A Team prize in ‘most innovative use of KYC’ or ‘most innovative use of Al in regulatory compliance solution’ or ‘most innovative cloud based regulatory solution’ or ‘most innovative compliance service as a solution’.Saunders informed in a media release that his creation is the only one from the Caribbean region, so already this feat is a landmark one for the Turks and Caicos and #EJaySaunders explained, “DSS is one of only a few companies with multiple nominations.”You can vote for DSS at: http://resource.datamanagementreview.com/regtech-awards-2017-survey#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Fight against NonCommunicable Disease will continue says Jamaican Health Minister

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 25, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government will continue to pursue stringent regulations and policies aimed at reducing lifestyle illnesses associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Speaking at the opening session for the Subregional Legal Training on NCDs at the Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies, Mona, on October 24, he said policies and regulatory initiatives, coupled with lifestyle changes, are crucial components in tackling NCDs in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region.The Caribbean has the worst epidemic of NCDs in the Americas, and which cause more than 60 per cent of deaths in the region. In Jamaica, the diseases are responsible for most premature deaths, with high blood pressure affecting 25 per cent of the population.   Some of the regulations, Dr. Tufton cited, include the establishment of a National Food Industry Taskforce; the Tobacco Control Regulations; the Jamaica Moves initiative; the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2018; and the National Alcohol Policy, 2015.He informed that stakeholder consultations have begun following recommendations from the National Food Industry Task Force that was established last year.   “Hopefully (that) will lead to some sort of regulatory framework,” he said.Dr. Tufton further said the Ministry is moving towards a “comprehensive overhaul” of the Tobacco Control Regulations.   The review is expected to address critical matters that have not been addressed under the existing Tobacco Control Regulations.   These include regulating the interactions of Government officials with the tobacco industry, and regulating price and tax measures in a manner that will effectively contribute to the reduction of tobacco consumption, among others.Dr. Tufton said the Jamaica Moves National Campaign aims to get Jamaicans to become more active.   The campaign encourages Jamaicans of all ages to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise for a minimum of five days per week for good health.   Dr. Tufton said the Jamaica Moves National Campaign aims to get Jamaicans to become more active.   The campaign encourages Jamaicans of all ages to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise for a minimum of five days per week for good health.“One of the challenges that we face with the NCD fight is really about changing culture and changing behaviour, starting with changing beliefs,” the Minister said.   He added that the proliferation of mass media content, particularly from North America, has influenced lifestyle behaviour changes in the country and the wider Caribbean.Meanwhile, he said a coordinated approach is critical in tackling NCDs across the region. “Hopefully, we will come out with a menu of policies that are similar in terms of learning from each other, and that can drive and change behaviour over time,” he said.For her part, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Country Representative, Jamaica, Dr. Noreen Jack, said although the individual responsibility and initiative to make wise choices to benefit one’s health is important, an enabling environment is equally critical to facilitate making wise choices.“This includes the existence of supportive policies to facilitate more positive choices that will promote good health,” she said.The training seeks to build capacity with the relevant government entities within the Caribbean, in order to develop and strengthen the region’s capacity to address NCDs through policy formulation and the development and enforcement of effective legislative framework.Most non-communicable diseases are the result of four particular behaviours, namely, tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and the harmful use of alcohol, that lead to four key metabolic/physiological changes – raised blood pressure, overweight/obesity, raised blood glucose and raised cholesterol.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more