Provincal Search and Rescue to hold workshop in Fort St. John

first_imgTaking place Sept. 24-25, the BCSARA is holding the first of six regional workshops at the Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel, which will bring together experts, volunteers, partner agency representatives and stakeholders.The meeting, taking place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days, will involve discussions on a variety of topics related to search and rescue. Some issues include remote area SAR incidents, occupational health and safety initiatives, past and future challenges and how to help smaller SAR groups to become more sustainable.The workshop will also discuss the new BCSARA New Initiatives Fund Project, designed to level the SAR playing field. The project will be dedicated to ensuring professional response organization is available to assist lost or injured people in the wilderness regardless of where the incident takes place.- Advertisement -Geraldine Underdown, Executive Director of National Search and Rescue Secretariat says, “the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund provides funds for new projects aimed at improving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the National Search and Rescue Program in Canada.”The New Initiative Fund was established to provide funding for projects that will enhance SAR in Canada. The Annual $8.1 million fund has financed over 750 projects.In any given year, B.C. Search and Rescue groups respond to approximately 1000 incidents involving over 1300 injured or missing persons.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham favourite and Arsenal playmaker form the perfect footballer

first_img The ultimate footballer Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you football’s ultimate player.Radamel Falcao’s superb heading, Mesut Ozil’s vision, Cristiano Ronaldo’s physique, Gareth Bale’s blistering pace and the magical feet of Lionel Messi give us the player any manager would dream of.If only your club could go out and bring in someone with this much quality, eh?And let’s not forget Andrea Pirlo’s wonderful beard, either.These are the features needed to become the best, according to talkSPORT listeners on Facebook. Disagree? Join the debate here and tell us why you think Sami Khedira’s facial fuzz is better than the Italian’s… 1last_img

First Lady of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Motsepe headed to the U.S for an official visit

first_imgDr Tshepo Motsepe, the spouse of President Cyril Ramaphosa and First Lady of the Republic of South Africa, will on Tuesday, 18 September 2018, embark on an official visit to the United States, ahead of the South African delegation, led by President Ramaphosa, attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York.Dr Motsepe will start her visit at her alma mater, Harvard University’s School of Public Health, where she will deliver an address at the Open Summit on Early Childhood Health and Development in South Africa. She will also have a conversation with a group of students and faculty from the Department of Global Health and Population.On the second leg of her visit Dr Motsepe will attend the unveiling of the Nelson Mandela statue at the United Nations Headquarters.Dr Motsepe holds a Master of Public Health in maternal child health and aging from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a qualified medical doctor, holding a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has also completed a Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).Dr Motsepe has worked in private practice and in hospitals including Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in South Africa and Parirenyatwa Hospital in Zimbabwe – each the largest in their countries. She also worked with the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute which is a leading African research institute focusing on sexual, reproductive health and HIV research. She has also served as Chairperson of the Gauteng Health Department’s Accreditation Committee.Dr Motsepe is currently the Chairperson of African Self Help Trust (ASHA), a non-profit organisation which provides early childhood development support programmes for home based crèches in disadvantaged communities.Issued by the Presidencylast_img read more

NGT orders action against polluting distillery

first_imgFollowing a plea alleging violation of environmental norms by a Karnal-based distillery, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Haryana government to take action against “erring officials”.Following a report submitted by a panel comprising representatives from the Central Pollution Control Board and the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) that stated violations by the unit, a Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel rapped the HSPCB for inaction.‘Failed to act’“We find that in spite of the report showing serious violation of law, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has failed to initiate any action for prosecution and assessment and recovery of compensation for the damage caused. This may show either negligence, collusion or incompetence of the State PCB,” the Bench observed.Directing the HSPCB to take immediate steps, the green panel said, “The State PCB may now forthwith take steps in this regard to protect health of inhabitants and to uphold the rule of law, failing which action may be initiated against Chairman and Member Secretary of the State PCB.”last_img read more