|Exxon vindt nog meer olie voor Guyanese kust Cache Translate Page|| Exxon Mobil en Hess Corp. hebben maandag bekendgemaakt dat ze hun reserves voor de kust van Guyana met 25 procent hebben verhoogd, nadat ze een 10e olieput hadden ontdekt in de regio. Exxon Mobil zei dat de nieuwe Pluma-1-ontdekking in combinatie met de toegenomen projecties van andere bevindin ...|
|Johnsons return to Windies team is in his hands Cache Translate Page|
"Chairman of selectors Courtney Brown’s team is embarrassing West Indian fans and its time for him to go, while the Foreign Coaches are doing nothing for the team and there are enough great former players who understand the West Indian culture and are good enough be appointed Head Coach by CWI."
At 31, Leon Johnson will know that time is running out on his hopes off adding to the nine Test matches he has played.
But the former West Indies U-19 Captain will also know that while he is the best candidate for the job as Windies Captain, he must first earn his place in the team with plenty of runs in the 2018/2019 Regional First-Class which bowls off on Thursday.
Kraigg Braithwaite has lost all four of the Test matches since he took over the Captaincy from fellow Bajan Jason Holder who lost 15 off the 27 Tests he has been leading West Indies since 2015.
Johnson lasted played Test cricket in November 2016, scored the most runs (807) from 10 matches with an average of 57.6 with two centuries and five fifties in the 2016 domestic season.
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|AMERICA/GUYANA - Il Nunzio Nwachukwu: “Il Sinodo sull'Amazzonia avrà la missione di portare la Chiesa a persone isolate” Cache Translate Page||Lethem – “L'Amazzonia sia una fonte di vita nel cuore della Chiesa": questo l’obiettivo messo in risalto all’Agenzia Fides dal Card. Pedro Barreto, Arcivescovo di Huancayo, membro del Consiglio Presinodale del Sinodo dei Vescovi sull’Amazzonia, in occasione dell’Assemblea regionale Presinodale che si è svolta dal 27 al 29 novembre a Lethem, città della Guyana britannica vicino al fiume Takutu, che è un confine naturale con il Brasile. |
I circa 120 partecipanti, provenienti dalle comunità indigene della Guyana britannica, si sono incontrati insieme al Vescovo locale e ai Vescovi del Suriname e della Guyana francese. Erano presenti anche il Nunzio apostolico, l’Arcivescovo Fortunatus Nwachukwu, e il Cardinale Pedro Barreto. Scopo dell’incontro, sottolineato a Fides dal Card. Barreto, era “ascoltare la popolazione indigena amazzonica di questo luogo”, cercando di dare vita, in una prospettiva missionaria, a “questa nuova forma di Chiesa, in grado di raccogliere dal cuore delle persone il sentimento di Dio, il grido di Dio, il grido dei poveri e anche il grido della terra".
Il Nunzio apostolico, Mons. Fortunatus Nwachukwu, considerando che buona parte di questa regione è costituita da popolazioni indigene amazzoniche, parlando a Fides rimarca che “si tratta di una cosa molto bella, della quale dobbiamo ringraziare il Signore e anche il Santo Padre: infatti le persone che sono quasi dimenticate o isolate da lungo tempo ora ricevono questa attenzione e questa Buona Novella, hanno l'opportunità di essere ascoltate dalla Chiesa universale, e attraverso la Chiesa possono ricevere anche una maggiore attenzione mondiale". In questo senso, Mons. Nwachukwu sottolinea anhe la dimensione missionaria e afferma che "la Chiesa, per essere veramente cattolica, deve integrare le voci di tutti i popoli, e questo è un modo per arricchire la cattolicità della Chiesa".
L’Arcivescovo Nwachukwu prosegue: "L'azione della Chiesa, che si basa sulla missione di Gesù Cristo come presentata nel Vangelo di Luca , parla di liberare e di portare sollievo a chi ha più bisogno". Per questo “Papa Francesco parla di una Chiesa in uscita, per andare incontro ai più bisognosi, che sono ai margini della nostra società e della nostra vita". Secondo tale prospettiva, "questo Sinodo avrà la missione di portare la Chiesa e l'annuncio del Vangelo a queste persone isolate, che sono sul ciglio della strada della Chiesa". I momenti di ascolto come quello tenutosi a Lethem, sono un'opportunità missionaria, "un arricchimento attraverso le voci, i contributi di queste popolazioni. Solo così potremo conoscere il modo migliore per accompagnare queste persone nel loro modo di vivere".
Mons. Nwachukwu conclude ribadendo che “la Santa Sede, la Chiesa cattolica, pongono grande enfasi sulla dignità umana, sul benessere, sul bene comune. L'ambiente in cui si sviluppano le loro vite è fa parte della dottrina della Chiesa, dell'opera fondamentale della missione evangelizzatrice della Chiesa".
|CGX Energy and Frontera Announce Strategic Guyana Joint Venture Agreement Cache Translate Page|
Represents Critical First Step in Recapitalization of CGX and the Advancement of its Exploration Projects in Guyana TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - CGX Energy Inc. (TSXV: OYL) ("CGX") and Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX: FEC) ("Frontera") announced today that they have entered into...
|5:20 Collio - Italiens Hügel der Genüsse - Film von Gernot Stadler und Björn Kölz Cache Translate Page||Collio, ein fruchtbares Weinbaugebiet im äußersten Nordosten von Friaul-Julisch Venetien, besticht durch seine hügelige Landschaft, reizende Dörfer und kulinarische Besonderheiten. Ein spezielles Mikroklima prägt die Region, die kulturell von Österreich, Italien und Slowenien beeinflusst ist. Der Wein dort ist erstklassig, würzig der Essig und Prosciutto. Die gegenseitigen kulturellen Einflüsse merkt man auch der Küche an. Exemplarisch dafür steht die "Guyana", die bekannteste Süßspeise des Friaul, die mit dem "Reindling" in Kärnten und der "Potizza" in Slowenien verwandt ist - ein Beispiel für eine länderübergreifende regionale Küche. Das Wort "Collio" bedeutet "Hügel" und ist die etwas unscharfe italienische Übersetzung der friulanischen Bezeichnung "I Cuei", "die Hügel". Auf slowenischer Seite wird das Gebiet "Brda" genannt, was ebenfalls "Hügel" bedeutet. Es ist tatsächlich ein ausgedehntes Hügelland, das sich sanft zum Meer hin öffnet und die Gebiete der Colli Orientali del Friuli, des Collio Goriziano und der slowenischen Brda umfasst. Viele Jahrhunderte lang gehörte das Gebiet zum Habsburgerreich. Am Hof in Wien wurde das Collio auch als "die Obstkammer der Monarchie" bezeichnet. Besonders beliebt in den Herrschaftshäusern: die saftigen Kirschen und der fruchtig, frische Weißwein. Bis heute ist der Collio ein Synonym für großartige Weißweine. Die Familie Felluga und einige andere Winzer waren die Ersten, die im Collio mit Qualitätsweinbau begonnen hatten. Heute finden sich in diesem Gebiet viele der wohl besten und anerkanntesten Weißweinproduzenten der Welt. Das in seiner Ausdehnung überschaubare Hügelland des Collio bietet eine gewaltige Konzentration an erstklassigen Weingütern und Edelwinzern. Das Weinbaugebiet ist nicht nur reich an besonderen Lagen und Rebstöcken, es beheimatet auch die größte Anzahl autochthoner Weine in ganz Italien. Der Picolit gilt als der kostbarste Tropfen unter ihnen, und auch der daraus gewonnene Grappa ist ein Geschmackserlebnis für sich. Die Destillerie Domenis bei Cividale war eine der ersten, die Grappa der Weinsorte Picolit auf den Markt brachte und den früher als Arme-Leute-Schnaps verrufenen Tresterbranntwein zu einer anerkannten Spirituose von höchster Qualität erhob. Joško Sirk und sein Sohn Mitja lassen den Wein in Barriquefässern zu Essig gären. Mindestens drei Jahre muss er dort lagern, damit er zum vielleicht besten Essig Italiens reift. Andrea D'Osvaldo hingegen hat sich dem Prosciutto verschrieben. Eine besondere Räucherung und das perfekte Klima ergeben den unvergleichlichen Geschmack, der nicht umsonst als "Stradivari des Schinkens" bezeichnet wird. Die Gegend war allerdings auch ein schwer gezeichnetes Kampfgebiet in den beiden Weltkriegen, mit mehr Toten und Zerstörung als anderswo in Italien. Mitten durch Familien und Weinberge senkte sich dann der Eiserne Vorhang und teilte das Gebiet in die slowenische Brda und den italienischen Collio. Der Film ist sowohl ein Streifzug durch eine fruchtbare Region, ihre Dörfer, Städtchen und Köstlichkeiten, als auch eine Spazierfahrt durch längst vergangene Zeiten und Epochen - denn neben den Habsburgern haben lange vor diesen schon die Römer oder Langobarden diese Gegend für sich genutzt. * * * Ende des Programmtags Dienstag, 4.12. * * * |
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|Affected Fly Jamaica passengers being refunded— source Cache Translate Page||As inconvenienced and frustrated passengers complain of not being refunded their tickets’ cost by Fly Jamaica Airways, a source has refuted those claims by saying that passengers are being refunded. A representative who spoke with Guyana Times just recently said, “All the flights that were cancelled or (passengers who) were affected are having a total […]|
|175 Chinese among 979 foreigners allowed stay in Guyana Cache Translate Page||– another 298 granted citizenship – Felix reveals By Shemuel Fanfair It was another afternoon of heckling as the 2019 Budget debates continued on Tuesday when Opposition Members of Parliament called on Citizenship Minister Winston Felix to provide numbers on the amount of foreign nationals allowed to remain legally in Guyana. In his presentation to […]|
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|Venezuela gold rush feeds a growing malaria epidemic Cache Translate Page|| |
Handsome and with neatly slicked hair, Victor Gonzales looks like he belongs more in a boy band than among the dirt-clad miners around El Callao.
Originally from Caracas, the 25-year-old made the journey to the mining town in Bolívar state with his wife five months before IRIN encountered him in August.
“You can’t live in the city anymore; there's no cash, that’s why so many people are coming to the mines. If not, they are leaving the country,” he says. But behind his meek smile, Victor is carrying a daily burden that is preventing him from working each day: malaria.
Alongside Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen, Venezuela is one of four countries worldwide that has seen an alarming increase in cases of the mosquito-borne disease.
The World Health Organization raised the alarm in April after a report found that cases of the malaria had jumped 69 percent in 2017 from the previous year. In October, the president of the Venezuelan Medical Federation said the number so far in 2018 was more than 650,000 – if confirmed that would represent an additional 60 percent increase on 2017, with several months still to go.
(Source: WHO, PAHO, Federación Médica de Venezuela)
In the Sifontes municipality, next to El Callao, the towns of Las Claritas and Tumeremo, where illegal mining thrives, have the highest number of reported cases in the country. As far back as 2013, 60 percent of Venezuela’s malaria cases were found in Sifontes.
Last year, the estimate for the whole country was 406,000 cases, five times higher than 2013. Now, hospitals in Caracas, which has long had a very low number of cases, are seeing a rapid increase in patients sick with the disease, and most come from mines in Bolívar state.
“I have already been sick for six days,” says Victor. “Because I sleep in the mine I got infected. This is the fourth time in five months I have had it.”
‘Survival of the fittest’
Away from the scant food shelves and despondent queues seen throughout many of Venezuela’s major cities, El Callao, on the country’s eastern frontier with Guyana, is booming.
“Here in El Callao, thank God, we don’t suffer this crisis; we are blessed with the richness of gold,” says Alberto Garcia, one of the many Venezuelans to have flocked here.
El Callao is Venezuela’s gold capital, and it never sleeps. Gold dealers operate a 24-hour service seven days a week and Garcia is one of them, getting in on the rush. Having arrived two years ago from the city of Valencia, he managed to get connected fast and now works as a buyer. He is one of the lucky ones.
Along the side-street where Garcia works, Syrian, Israeli, and Iranian flags can be seen draped inside shop windows. “People from all over the world are here in El Callao,” says Garcia. “It’s a very profitable place.”
Like Garcia, dealers buy gold from local miners then sell it outside the country. Despite this operation being illegal, the transactions take place in broad daylight in front of the authorities.
But this thriving economy comes at a price: a conflict between the military and local mafias is raging, the mining has brought widespread environmental devastation, and the malaria epidemic is threatening to engulf the entire region. “Here in El Callao,” says Garcia, “it’s survival of the fittest.”
A rapid resurgence
Venezuela was once internationally celebrated for its robust eradication programme. The country waged a vigorous campaign in the 1930s against the virus, which was considered to be endemic.
Led by physician Arnoldo Gabaldón, a nationwide prevention programme using the insecticide DDT was launched throughout the 1940s. By 1955, 10 years after the programme started, the rate was lowered to one per 100,000 people, and in 1961 the WHO declared malaria eradicated from 68 percent of a malaria zone that included two thirds of the country.
Today, it's a different story.
Foreign imposed sanctions are tightening against the government of Nicolás Maduro, who still downplays the severity of the malaria problem. The means to counter the growing epidemic remain slim as money runs out and years of import controls have caused a lack of mosquito nets and other preventative equipment.
After years of wild spending that pumped money into Cuban-style health missions for the poor, the public healthcare system has been neglected for years and is in deep crisis.
Other factors that have helped malaria’s spread include the breakdown of water-pumping systems that increased breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the end of the fumigation programme, and internal migration within Venezuela to affected areas.
Plasmodium vivax is the most common of the three species of the malaria-carrying parasite that circulate in the area.
Medicine shortages and a lack of prevention programmes have serious consequences for those infected.
Victor wakes up at around 5am to join the queue at the Juan German Hospital. Each day from dawn until dusk the hospital car park fills with families, couples, and single men of all ages, most of them wear their mining boots.
Despite the prospect of free medicine, there is no guarantee a day's wait outside the hospital will get you treatment. Medicine shortages are so acute now that self-treatment options are becoming increasingly common. Children as young as four can be seen among the miners who lie out sick across the tarmac.
Health workers say that even in the smaller clinics they can receive up to 200 new patients daily. Age, a delay in seeking treatment, and self-treatment prior to professional care all affect the number of the parasites in the blood.
Plasmodium vivax is particularly difficult to treat, as it can lie dormant in the liver for months, in some cases years. The medicine Primaquine should be taken for 14 days to treat vivax; but low supplies and unpredictable delivery leave many patients unable to complete the full treatment. Stories of patients in desperate need of cash selling their prescriptions, only to relapse a few weeks later, are also common.
With plasmodium falciparum – the deadliest of the three types of malaria in the area – also prevalent, dozens of people reportedly die each month in El Callao. Obtaining statistics on exact numbers is very difficult due to the reluctance to release reliable data. At Juan German Hospital on one August day, an old Cadillac serving as a mortuary vehicle came and went several times.
A short walk from Juan German Hospital, the medicines needed to treat malaria are easily bought on the black market along with the plastic strips used for the blood smear microscopy examinations.
Primaquine and Chloroquine pills taken from the hospital are sold on the black market for up to two grams of gold on the street corners. Five Venezuelan military personnel guard the hospital doors, but medicines always find a way out.
“Everyone knows who is profiting from the blackmarket trade here, the mafias and the army work together,” says Victor. For miners like Victor who are too sick to work and therefore to pay black market prices, it’s an agonising wait to receive medicine from the hospital.
Despite recent government efforts to dispel the criminal networks that have long reigned in Venezuela´s wildcat mines, little on the ground changes. Military generals lay claim to freshly captured mines and mafias are replaced with new armed groups. An effective response to the malaria epidemic seems to fall behind the long list of priorities in present-day Venezuela.
fg/agscreenshot_2018-12-05_at_18.45.23.png News feature Health Politics and Economics Venezuela gold rush feeds a growing malaria epidemic Frederick Gillingham IRIN EL CALLAO/Venezuela Americas Venezuela
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