PAHO should release data on “Impact Goals” for 2014-2019

first_imgDear Editor,There has been much discussion in the press recently on the factors that would have hindered the attainment of the “Impact Goals” in the PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019 for the Guyana health sector. Could the Head of PAHO, Dr William Adu-Krow, release the data on how Guyana performed in terms of achievement of the “Impact Goals” set out by PAHO for 2014-2019?This information must be in the public domain and should be of interest to all Guyanese, especially those in the health sector.Sincerely,Dr Madhu Pandey SinghMD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology), DCPCEO, Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospitallast_img

Moorpark College hosts insect incubation

first_imgAs a result, a few hundred are now believed to be living in the wild, with a stock this winter in San Pedro of about 600 dormant pupae. For some time, said Army Major Jason Pike, an entomologist with the Defense Logistics Agency overseeing the project, biologists have wanted another breeding location, such as the one in Moorpark, as a backup. “If we’ve got all our endangered species in one place, a fire could wipe them out,” he said. “This is quite possibly the most endangered butterfly in the world.” Pupae were taken from San Pedro to Moorpark last month, and as spring arrived last week, the butterflies in Moorpark began emerging, breeding and producing eggs. “They are obviously happy. We’ve had lots of breeding and lots of eggs,” Johnson said. “Caterpillars are developing now that will become butterflies next spring.” Some of the butterflies will be taken to San Pedro to continue boosting the population there, she said, and some will used for more breeding next year in Moorpark. “I’m ecstatic,” Johnson said of the results so far. “I was a big ball of worry.” Travis Longcore, science director of the Urban Wildlands Group, said experiments are under way in Moorpark that will help refine the breeding techniques. “We couldn’t do this without the dedication of the students,” he said. What the students are learning from the butterflies might help some of them go on to help other endangered species, especially other endangered butterflies. “It’s very clear a lot of people are looking out for these little guys,” Longcore said. “We couldn’t have this number of butterflies without a lot of hands-on care.” [email protected] (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The late winter’s dry, warm weather has presented a challenge because the butterflies need sun but can’t get too hot, she said. “We have really been fighting the hot, dry weather,” she said. “We have a tarp up, a swamp cooler and we are feeding the butterflies by hand twice a day.” At Moorpark, the butterfly rescue effort is housed at America’s Teaching Zoo, where students are trained for the college’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program. The Palos Verdes blue butterfly is one of the most endangered in the world and was actually feared extinct after it had not been seen for more than 10 years. But it was rediscovered in 1994 feeding on locoweed and deerweed at the Department of Defense Fuel Support Point in San Pedro. In 1994, there were only about 75 believed in existence, and since then biologists have been working with the Navy and the federal Defense Logistics Agency to help the butterfly’s population recover. MOORPARK With spring here, an effort to save one of the rarest butterflies in the world is getting a boost at Moorpark College, where students, faculty and other supporters are rallying to help the new butterfly breeding program. “The females have been laying eggs for about two weeks now,” said Jana Johnson, a part-time member of the biology faculty and a contract biologist for the Urban Wildlands Group, which is coordinating the rescue effort. So far, the effort to save the Palos Verdes blue butterfly has been successful because so many people are helping, Johnson said, noting that 18 people are working on the project. last_img read more


first_imgTempting cocktail treats at Voodoo LetterkennyVoodoo Venue Letterkenny hopes refine Donegal’s Cocktail culture with the launch of Cocktail Bar with a NEW EXCITING & EXCLUSIVE menu.Located in the heart of Letterkenny town, the bar will serve up original seasonal cocktails with Voodoo’s own signature and collection.It’s in the best Summer traditions to make boozy fruit in Ireland, so this year a bumper harvest season is on.. with our New Brandy Brambles.. The cocktail starts as a simple sour with lemon juice and syrup served with crushed ice, but the real entertainment begins with the brambles crowing feature, a purple squash of blackberry liquor that gradually sinks through the crags of the crushed ice and into the bottom of the glass, giving each sip a different mix of citrusty tartness and Summer berry sweetness.Another classic added to the menu, our very popular and tasty “Tom Collins”, which is perfectly refreshing for those hot Summer days. The Tom Collins is made with very few ingredients making the simplicity of this gin creation an unreal winner for any cocktail lovers tastebuds.Hoping to attract a broad mix of people, Voodoo Lounge & Cocktail Bar has already established a name for its incredible atmosphere, great drinks and glamour.It’s the place to be if you want to enjoy drinks with friends, great service, funkie tunes and Irelands Biggest and Beat Bands. Opened 7 days a week (weekends until late) and available for private cocktail classes.Drop us an email: [email protected] make a bookings or follow any or all of our social media accounts if you want to get in touch.VOODOO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE NEW MENU WITH A SUMMER TWIST was last modified: August 7th, 2015 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:Cocktail BardonegalEntertainmentsummer cocktailsvoodoo letterkennylast_img read more