CSO Wants Ellen to Re-nominate Werner to Health Ministry

first_imgThe Coalition of Civil Society Activists in Liberia (CCSAL) is calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to re-nominate Mr. George K. Werner as Health and Social Welfare Minister-designate.Mr. Werner’s nomination was recently rejected by the Liberian Senate. The Senate Committee on Health had stated last November that the Health Minister-designate “lacks the requisite qualities,” for the post.However, CCSAL Chairman, Mr. Amos Kanneh, is urging the Liberian Senate to confirm Mr. Werner when the President resubmits his name.Kenneh stated that the re-nomination of Mr. Werner, who he believes is qualified and competent for the post, is what the nation needs to reform the health sector.“Mr. Werner is coming with a wealth of experience from the Civil Service Agency (CSA), where reform initiatives are the hallmarks of the day. The CSA is there to help streamline government and make it sizable and functional for the benefit of all of its citizens,” Kanneh said.  According to Kanneh, Mr. Werner, who is presently the Director-General of the CSA, has carried out a number of reforms initiatives for the Liberian government.Mr. Werner has been at the forefront of recent efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector, leading or supporting important initiatives on payroll cleaning; pay reform, and establishment of the new Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).Kanneh stated that before he became CSA DG, Werner was for two years Senior Technical Advisor to the DG of the CSA, while at the same time chairing the Liberian Government’s Inter-ministerial Scholarships Committee.Mr. Werner is both an Educator and a Clinician.  He has taught high schools in Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States. He has also taught Penology and Social Deviance and Social Policy at the Catholic-owned Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences.He has worked as a Clinical Therapist focusing on juvenile sexual abuse and behavioral health treatment for Resources for Human Development, Inc., and Universal Health Services, Inc., both in the USA.He earned the Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, in May 2009. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts (General Education with Religious Studies) from Marist College (Africa), now integrated into the Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. He also studied Medical Ethics (for one semester) at the St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and English Didactics (for one year) at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sturridge saves Liverpool the blushes

first_img0Shares0000Super sub: Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 29 – Substitute Daniel Sturridge’s sensational strike a minute from time preserved Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Jurgen Klopp’s men salvaged a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday.For the second time in four days Eden Hazard seemed set to haunt Liverpool as after deciding a League Cup tie between the pair on Wednesday, the Belgian fired Chelsea in front on 25 minutes. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino had efforts cleared off the line and Xherdan Shaqiri sliced wide a great chance as Liverpool were headed for defeat.But Sturridge’s late intervention means they move level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table ahead of a huge clash between the two at Anfield next weekend.Chelsea are just two points back in third and showed their own title credentials by continuing an unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri with an impressive defensive display complemented by Hazard’s class at the other end of the field.Both sides were back to full strength after Sarri and Klopp made eight changes for the League Cup between the pair.Salah was back for Liverpool after being crowned the third best player in the world for the past year by FIFA on Monday.But the dead eye for goal shown by the Egyptian last season to earn that accolade ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Hazard was missing as Liverpool paid for a wasteful start.Twice Salah wriggled into clear shooting positions on his favoured left foot on the edge of the box inside the first 10 minutes, but his first tame effort was easily saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga before he blazed his second high and wide.– Moment of magic –Eden Hazard scored the winning goal for Chelsea against Liverpool for the second time in four days © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASJust as in midweek when Hazard came off the bench to win the game with a stunning individual run and finish, Liverpool were undone by a moment of magic from Chelsea’s number 10.Hazard was picked out by a fine through ball from Mateo Kovacic and forced onto his weaker left foot he still managed to drill the ball low past Alisson Becker for his seventh goal of the season.Chelsea have dominated possession since Sarri took charge, but the hosts seemed happy to sit on their lead and not expose themselves to Liverpool’s rapid counter-attack after going in front.Salah should have levelled against his old club just after the half hour mark when he outmuscled Marcos Alonso and rounded Kepa, but his goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Antonio Rudiger.The world’s two most expensive goalkeepers were on show and both Kepa and Alisson showed why they cost a combined £140 million with big saves on the hour mark.Firstly, the Spaniard got down quickly to his right to turn Mane’s shot behind for a corner.Moments later a quick Chelsea free-kick caught Liverpool napping and Alisson produced a brilliant block to deny Hazard his second.Salah paid for his profligacy before the break when he was replaced by Shaqiri 24 minutes from time.But that decision from Klopp looked costly when the Swiss international sliced wide from point-blank range with just Kepa to beat from Andy Robertson’s teasing cross.David Luiz then hacked clear Firmino’s header off the line as Liverpool seemed set to be held scoreless for the first time since they last visited Chelsea in May.However, Sturridge succeeded where Liverpool’s first-choice front three had failed with a spectacular dipping effort from 25 yards against his old club to again prove his worth in Klopp’s bid to end a 29-year wait to win the title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Evergreen Aguero holds key to City’s title defence

first_img0Shares0000Sergio Aguero’s predatory instincts hold the key to Manchester City’s title defence © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 1 – Sergio Aguero holds the key to Manchester City’s bid to overhaul Premier League leaders Liverpool as the Argentine striker reaps the rewards of the “best decision of his life”.When Aguero walks onto the Etihad Stadium pitch ahead of Saturday’s clash with Southampton, he will feel more at one with his surroundings than he would ever have imagined when he arrived eight years ago. Back then, Aguero was a talented but not yet fully rounded player hoping to thrive in England after a promising start to his European career with Atletico Madrid.The intervening years have been a dream come true for Aguero, who is now City’s record goal-scorer and has amassed four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups while helping the club’s become top dogs in Manchester after decades of dominance from United.Aguero marked his 350th appearance with two goals against Southampton in the League Cup fourth round win on Tuesday, giving him 12 for the season and 243 in his City career.For all the brilliance of his City team-mates Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, it is the 31-year-old Aguero and the guarantee of goals which remains the key element in their bid for a third successive English title.“It was hard to imagine spending so long with one club when I first started off but as time went by, it became clearer to me that it was exactly what I wanted. And here I am, enjoying my eighth season with Manchester City,” Aguero said.“How couldn’t I feel like a Mancunian? I feel at home in this club and in this city. As soon as I arrived, I’ve felt like I belonged, that made the adaptation process much more natural.“I believe coming to Manchester City is one of the best decisions I’ve taken in my life.”– Intense competition –Chasing their first top-flight title since 1990, Liverpool are six points clear of City and remain a daunting obstacle for Aguero and company.Jurgen Klopp’s side head to Aston Villa with nine wins from their 10 league games this season, a blistering streak that is fuelled by the intense competition for places and the high standards set by the European champions.Evidence of that desire was provided by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a superb goal in the midweek League Cup win over Arsenal but then admitted he hadn’t done enough to deserve to retain his place against Villa.“I wasn’t great on the ball and not near my own personal level of where I want to be. I watch the boys of a weekend and I know what it is about here,” he said.“You have got to be at a really high physical level to go and put in a performance like that. Fab (Fabinho) did really well at the weekend so I need to keep pushing myself and maybe I will get a chance.”Elsewhere, Manchester United, enjoying a mini-revival after their poor start, can make it four successive away wins when they visit Bournemouth.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday thanks to Marcus Rashford’s superb free-kick and the United striker feels confidence is growing in the squad.“If you get a couple of wins back-to-back early on in the season it can change the direction the season is going,” Rashford said.“When you’re winning back-to-back games, the team’s confidence levels go up.”Arsenal boss Unai Emery is under pressure to deliver a win against Wolves after his side blew leads against Liverpool and Crystal Palace.The Palace match was marred by Granit Xhaka’s astonishing feud with Gunners fans and the fall-out continues, with Emery still deciding whether to strip him of the captaincy.Fixtures (1800 unless stated)SaturdayArsenal v Wolves, Aston Villa v Liverpool, Bournemouth v Manchester Utd (1530 GMT), Brighton v Norwich, Manchester City v Southampton, Sheffield Utd v Burnley, Watford v Chelsea (2030 GMT), West Ham v NewcastleSundayCrystal Palace v Leicester (1700 ), Everton v Tottenham (1930)0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Stroke study growing New magnesium treatment eyed

first_imgA free, public meeting will be held at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena from noon to 1 p.m. today to answer questions about the FAST-MAG trial. Huntington Hospital, along with 42 other hospitals in Los Angeles County, already participates in the study with patients or their immediate family members who are able to give their informed consent. “We haven’t decided as to whether we are going to participate yet” in the expanded, deferred-consent portion of the study, said Elizabeth Mullikin, executive director of the hospital’s neurosciences service line. A hospital internal review board will meet to consider the risks and benefits within a month’s time, she said. The need for a study like this one is great, though. “We’re really limited in how we can treat stroke, and this study is designed to offer patients more than one type of treatment,” Mullikin said. Only the clot-busting drug tPA, short for tissue plasminogen activator, has been proven to help stroke victims. Its benefits are limited, though, by the fact that it must be administered within three hours of a stroke’s onset and can only be used to treat strokes caused by blood clots, not those from hemorrhages. “People estimate that no more than 2 to 5 percent of all stroke patients get tPA,” Starkman said. Other studies using magnesium have suggested it could have a small to moderate impact on stroke outcomes, and could be paired with other treatments. However, those early trials were hampered by small size or a long lag time between the patient’s stroke and when treatment could be started. This is the first to put the magnesium infusion into paramedics’ hands, allowing patients to be treated much more quickly. In animals, boosted magnesium levels have been shown to dilate blood vessels and prevent the buildup of damaging calcium in nerve cells, halving the destruction the stroke causes. Although at high doses magnesium can cause weakness or low blood pressure, Starkman said, the amounts used for the trial are much lower. “The only side effect really that people get is about oh, maybe 2 percent, maybe up to 5 percent, feel a little bit flushed, a little bit warm when the magnesium goes in,” he said. The information session will be held at Huntington’s Research Conference Hall, 734 Fairmount Ave. For more information, visit www.fastmag.info, or call Huntington’s Clinical Coordinating Center, (310) 794-6160. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A study testing a new treatment for stroke victims is being expanded to include patients who cannot give immediate consent. The countywide trial, Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium, or FAST-MAG, tests whether an infusion of magnesium into the blood stream within two hours of a stroke will improve a patient’s outcome. Over the past three years, 440 stoke victims have participated in the study, starting even as paramedics rushed them to the hospital. Expanding it to include patients who could not give consent and were not accompanied by a parent, spouse or adult child would allow more patients with severe strokes to be treated and would expand the study pool, said Sidney Starkman, a UCLA neurologist and one of the study leaders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre That 10 percent to 20 percent increase in trial subjects could save valuable months of research, he said. “If we can finish the study in three years instead of four years, that’s one more year that we can have a therapy for stroke – great!” Starkman said. Strokes are the third highest cause of death in the United States. The most telling sign of stroke is sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. They can also cause confusion, trouble speaking, understanding, seeing and walking. To be included in the study, patients will still need to be accompanied by a family member, close friend or co-worker who knows their medical history and could give their approval, he said. Patients would be given the chance to opt out of the study as soon as they are able. last_img read more

Holiday Calendar

first_img“The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Animal Christmas story time, 10 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Christmas Eve services with worship led by the Living Proof Choir and Steve Lively, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Traditional Communion celebration at 11 p.m. Call (661) 296-8737, Ext. 142. Christmas Eve services will feature the children’s musical “Once Upon a Night” at 5:30 and 7 p.m.; the adult and youth choirs, bells, dance and candlelight at 9 p.m.; and adult choirs, communion and candlelight at 11 p.m. Saturday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah Party Havdalah, 6 p.m. Saturday at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Bring a picnic lunch. Call (661) 255-6410. Hanukkah pancake breakfast will include breakfast, beverages and Hanukkah fun, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday at a private home in Stevenson Ranch. Cost: $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. Sponsored by Hadassah’s Kochava Group. Call Robin Bratlavsky at (661) 297-2960 or e-mail KochavaGroup@yahoo.com. Family Christmas service, 11 a.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah story time with songs, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Hanukkah Family Festival will feature children’s crafts, live music, entertainment, hot latkes and a raffle, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Sponsored by Chabad of SCV. Call (661) 254-3434.— To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Tuesday, August 1. Joseph GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Joseph Gallagher, former shopkeeper Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest this Tuesday evening, 1st August, at 6pm to his late residence, Lower Main Street. Funeral Mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral at 10am Thursday, 3rd August, with burial afterwards in Templedouglas Cemetery. Family time please from 10pm to 10am. Mary B. O’DONNELLThe death has occurred of Mary B. O’Donnell, 194 Corkey, Manorcunningham, Donegal.Reposing at her late residence. Removal this Tuesday evening, August 1st, at 5.30pm to St. Columba’s Church, Drumoghill. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday morning, August 2nd, at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice.  John MCLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at Beach Hill Manor Nursing Home, Lisfannon of John McLaughlin, ‘The Field’, Moress, Inch Island, Co. Donegal and former proprietor of The Cyclist Rest Bar, Fahan. Beloved husband of Celia and dear father of Catherine.His remains are reposing at Murphy’s Funeral Home. Removal on Wednesday evening, 2nd August, at 7.00pm going to St. Mura’s Church, Fahan to repose overnight. Requiem Mass on Thursday morning, 3rd August, at 11.00am followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.Wake is strictly private at the request of the deceased. Family flowers only.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Play Your Part Ambassadors: Pamela K Bess

first_imgWe find out how Play Your Part ambassador, and media entrepreneur, Pamela K Bess is giving back to her community.Play your Part ambassador, Pamela K Bess, is passionate about media. She started DoTV Africa in 2014. (Image: Pamela K Bess, Facebook)Durban based Play Your Part ambassador Pamela is a social entrepreneur who has succeeded in turning her passion for media development into a business with an edge. Pamela believes that media empowerment and entrepreneurship are vital keys to unlocking the sustainable growth of Africa’s Social Economy. That’s why this former radio host and news reader dedicates her time to driving social transformation innovatively. This devotion led her to launch Abesu Media and Communications in 2005 and DoTV Africa in 2014 as well as run Positive Vibez NPC.Through these organisations Pamela has been given opportunities to play her part in various spheres. These are some of the projects Pamela is currently involved in:Giving 2nd and 3rd year students from Boston Media House Durban an opportunity to work (for a stipend) and study as part of ensuring they develop a profile of work experience prior to completing their studies,Developing digital content production which enables upcoming journalism, media students and SMMEs to have their content showcased on Vodacom’s Video Play platform with a captive audience of 4 million viewers.Follow Pamela on social media on @pamelakbesslast_img read more

Forever Young 3X-Long Light Ash Blonde Number 22TH613 Ladies Fashion Wig – A bit disappointing

first_img Love the color, brilliant length, nice and thick it looks like hair. Well made also a good fit,it will not come off if worn out when windy. Would buy from forever young again nicely priced. Will last for years if taken good care of ( maintain regarly ). Was truly seeking ahead to wearing this wig but the hair saved slipping out and it grew to become really tangled quite simply.Reviews from purchasers :A fantastic wig.WHEN WORN WILL TURN HEADSA bit disappointing The wig is quite lovely and thick, ideal for halloween or special get together.It has a crafted in size adjustor. It is really relaxed and not as well sizzling.Okay for a fancy costume but tough to design and style other than how it currently appears.Here are the specifications for the Forever Young 3X-Long Light Ash Blonde Number 22TH613 Ladies Fashion Wig:Stunning extra long 29 inch wig with a full fringeA beautiful contemporary hairMade of premier Kanekalon synthetic hair so smooth, silky and softIt feels and move like real human hairSuits most face shapes Awesome wig for the price range. It is not a significant high quality wig and the artificial hair is not the tangle cost-free kind, (fairly the reverse) the wig will never endure lengthy as it looses plenty of hair each time it requires styling. But this is to be envisioned in this price variety.I would advocate this wig to anybody on the lookout for a ‘change’ in model, then you can see irrespective of whether lengthy hair fits you.Great thank youprime purchase and amazon locker shipping and delivery definitely appreciatedorder yet again.I brought this wig to use everyday and wow i could not be happier. Every person instructed me how pleasant my hair looks and how did i get it so shiny. You can use a flat iron on it set to a really very low environment just to retain it wanting straight and to de frizz it. I do mine two times a working day when it is really been pretty windy otherwise it truly is just at night when i consider it off so it truly is prepared to go the following day. The colour is so natural looking with highlights running throughout. Overall the wig is manufactured really nicely and you get a wig cap with it. I extra clips to the underside of mine as i keep it on all day but you don’t require them. Great wig for a wonderful value.Good high quality quick services would undoubtedly recommend a++++.Really fast shipping (two doing the job times), well wrapped, arrived with hair internet, guidance and cap. Appears pretty a lot as in the photo, probably a little thicker. Scalp can breath and appears incredibly real looking, particularly soon after styling it myself. It does get tangled quite easily even though, but i am going to test a flat iron on it soon. I preferred to wear it as a joke, simply because my all-natural hair color is very dim, but nobody realised it was a wig and a number of persons questioned me for my hairdresser’s address. :-d lots of compliments and i sense definitely fairly.There are two issues to point out with this wig. To start with, the lighting on the photo helps make the wig show up alot paler than it in fact is so i was a minimal astonished to get the wig and it was a darker colour than initially assumed. Next, it is reduce in this sort of a way to slide forward. The costume i will need it for calls for it to be tied back again in a ponytail and however the sides of the wig do not go down far plenty of in front of my ears to cover my all-natural hair, so i may perhaps have to have to shave a little off my individual just by the ears to get it to function. The fringe is very long, but that is ordinary with these wigs so you can trim them to a length to go well with you if wanted. There are in fact two main colours listed here. The main ash blonde and pale/platinum highlights. The highlights are not refined but they do search wonderful. All that stated, when worn down it does drop quite properly and irrespective of me obtaining a greater head, does seem extremely organic. There is a great deal of precise hair on it and it does not experience flimsy at all.Looks good, a pleasant combine of blondes – it won’t appear like a wig.This wig is just amazing, certainly seems considerably much more pricey than it was, it was intended for the bed room and my partner loves it so significantly, i even wear it for do the job and my friends really like the search, this is the 2nd wig i’ve bought from forever young the other staying a limited bop, company and delivery is superb, really brief arriving, unquestionably invest in far more from them.I obtained it in a blind panic following failing to bleach my hair light plenty of for a cosplay i wasn’t certain on the size, the fashion or the thickness, but i was desperate. Luckily my anxieties that it’s possible i had just impulse-purchased a little something that would not match my wants at all, were quashed. The wig is thick and feels pretty much purely natural – a lot more so than my genuine hair, go figure. The highlights are a good deal more ashy and distinguished than they are in the photo, but due to the fact i just essential a organic-on the lookout blonde hair color, i can ignore that. It pained me to have to minimize it, as it was so pretty how it arrived. On the other hand, to any one pondering of chopping and styling this wig, have no dread. Just a small patience, as it is styled to fall as it is in the image i brushed and brushed it out regularly, needing a second pair of hands to support me maintain the wig in place as i tied it up and produced adjustments. Everyone with working experience chopping serious hair will locate this a breeze, given that the final results are quite a lot just the identical. I utilised soft pastels (artists’ chalk) to dye the ends for my cosplay, and it held astonishingly very well. I imagined that wigs, by default, would be tougher to adhere any supplemental color too, but it truly is like performing with authentic hair. Or at least the future greatest matter, that i know of.Introduced this for an alice in wonderland ballet regime, it was utilised for four performances and appeared awesome, it never moved irrespective of cartwheels and some energetic choreography. It was a wonderful uncover at a ridiculous value for the high-quality.Awesome good quality for the cost, loads of compliments, arrived pretty speedy. I returned just as i didn’t personally like it. I am a larper and this wig is only the greatest wig i could find for my charachter. If there was a entrance-lace, bang considerably less edition of it, i would invest in it. The hair look just finea minimal little bit tangly, but not that significantly to turn out to be a dilemma.Seems excellent, feels amazing, but tangles very uncomplicated. Cant complain much for the reason that on £20. Still much less expensive than blowdry at hairdressers.Outstanding high-quality, practical and it will come with hair web to help hold your hair in location beneath.SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-09-14 14:11:28Reviewed Item Forever Young 3X-Long Light Ash Blonde Number 22TH613 Ladies Fashion WigRating 3.0 / 5  stars, based on  26  reviewsPrice£14.99last_img read more

Ohio Wildlife Council Passes Rule to Help Monitor CWD

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Wildlife Council passed a rule change that will allow the creation of disease surveillance areas to monitor chronic wasting disease (CWD) at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).The rule permits the ODNR Division of Wildlife to establish a disease surveillance area when CWD has been detected. This designation, when enacted, will include all areas within a minimum of 6 miles surrounding a location where the disease has been detected. The designation will remain in effect for a minimum of three years and will be posted at wildohio.gov.These regulations would apply within any CWD designated surveillance area:Required submission of harvested deer carcasses to ODNR Division of Wildlife inspection stations for sampling during the deer-gun and deer-muzzleloading seasons;Prohibit the placement of or use of salt, mineral supplement, grain, fruit, vegetables or other feed to attract or feed deer;Prohibit the hunting of deer by the aid of salt, mineral supplement, grain, fruit, vegetables or other feed; andProhibit the removal of a deer carcass killed by a motor vehicle, unless the carcass complies with the deer carcass regulations.Normal agricultural activities, including feeding of domestic animals would not be affected. Hunting deer over food plots, naturally occurring or cultivated plants and agriculture crops would still be allowed.Also on Wednesday, the council passed a rule to include the Eurasian collared-dove in the definition of migratory game birds and game birds. The council also amended a rule to permit the possession of Eurasian collared-doves in the field, consistent with the exemption for mourning doves. The Eurasian collared-dove is a non-native species that has spread rapidly across North America. In flight, it is very similar in appearance to mourning doves.The council also voted to amend rules to require trotlines used in the inland fishing district, and all float lines used statewide, be tagged by the user with their name and address or their unique ODNR Division of Wildlife customer identification number.In addition, rules were amended to update the list of areas owned by American Electric Power that require a special permit to fish under an agreement with the ODNR Division of Wildlife, and amend the language for possession of fish and fish fillets at Pymatuning Lake.The council voted to establish a daily bag limit of 30 fish, combined for striped bass, hybrid-striped bass or white bass from waters other than in the Lake Erie sport fishing district. Of these 30 fish, a daily limit of four fish longer than 15 inches in length was approved. The location specific daily bag limits for hybrid-striped bass taken from East Fork Lake, and striped bass from Senecaville Lake and Kiser Lake were removed.The northern long-eared bat is now listed as threatened in Ohio because of a change in its federal status to threatened.The next Ohio Wildlife Council meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Council meetings are open to the public. Individuals who want to provide comments to the council should preregister at least two days prior to the meeting by calling 614-265-6304. All comments must be three minutes or less. The next ODNR Division of Wildlife public open house will be Saturday, March 5, 2016. ODNR Division of Wildlife staff will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns. For more information, visit wildohio.gov or call 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all ODNR Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. Appointed by the Governor, no more than four members may be of the same political party, and two of the council members must represent agriculture. Each term of office is four years.last_img read more

Cartoon: Conflicts of Interest

first_imgRelated Posts The conversation about conflict of interest for bloggers (and other social media types) never really dies down, and flares up constantly in ways large and small.Sometimes it’s something as major as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission going after blogger freebies. Sometimes it’s just a drive-by accusation that a blog post is “link bait”, and not a useful or genuine contribution to the conversation.The common thread is this: What responsibility we have to our audiences, when are our own interests in conflict with theirs, and what do we do when that happens?Transparency is one answer. Disclose your interest, and all – hopefully – will be forgiven. (Jeannine Schafer drew some great disclosure notifications on LouisGray.com.)And a little reader due-diligence doesn’t hurt, either. Knowing that a blogger is a political activist, or a real estate agent, or a (ahem) social media strategist means you can assess what you’re reading with some knowledge of their agenda. (Even the most well-intentioned among us writes with part of our mind attuned to the potential impact on things we value – whether it’s a social cause, our social standing, or a business bottom line.)Still, I like to suspend my skepticism once in a while. Because one of the things that makes social media so valuable is the chance to connect with genuine human beings, expressing themselves in ways that aren’t the result of careful calculations of strategic interests, sales trajectories, keyword analysis or free samples of probiotic yogurt drinks.And digging for that conflict of interest, while it may protect me from being taken for a ride, also means approaching social interactions with a degree of suspicion… which is a shaky start to a new relationship.Yes, maybe a blogger’s angling for trinkets or traffic. But maybe they’re expressing a deeply-held passion. And maybe it’s a little of both. Somewhere, there has to be a balance between the benefit of the doubt and a healthy skepticism. rob cottingham 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… More Noise to Signal. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Cartoons#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more