Category Archives: Health / Environment

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) Mission – October 22-29, 2017

Guyana: Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.)

Mission to Guyana – October 22-29, 2017

The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.) will be embarking on their second annual Cancer Mission to Guyana on October 22nd, 2017.  All events will be in conjunction with our sister organization, The Giving Hope Foundation (G.H.F) in Guyana.

Events of the week are:

Private Events:

An inspirational Retreat for the H.E.R.O.C. and G.H.F. members

Look Good/Feel Better Event for 35 Cancer Patients and Survivors

 

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Conflicts of Interest? NOAA’s Nominees AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers and Dr. Neil Jacobs of Panasonic

From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog.

Three Worlds One Vision

NASA satellite image of California wildfires 10 October 2017

Imagine a future scenario in Houston, Texas.

Twelve-year-old Rick arrives home, breathless. “Mom, people are evacuating. The hurricane will be worse than Harvey.”

“You sure, Rick? Your father’s boss gets PanasonicWeather Channel. It’ll just be a tropical storm by the time it reaches us.”

“My friend says it’s all over the news on AccuWeather Channel.”

“Don!” Sarah calls out to her husband, tinkering in the garage. “We’ve gotta evacuate.”

Don emerges from the garage, wiping grease from his hands. “Where did you hear that?”

“I told you we should’ve signed up for AccuWeather.” Sarah glared at her husband. “Your stupid Sports Channel is all that matters.” She turned to Rick. “Get your sister. We’re going to your aunt in Austin.”

“You’re being paranoid,” Don told his wife.

Such a future becomes possible when Congress approves the latest nominations to the two top positions at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

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Factoring Culture in the Gun Debate – By Yvonne Sam

Factoring Culture in the Gun Debate

By Yvonne Sam

Let us include culture at this juncture, for there is something deep in the American psyche that remains undiagnosed and unaddressed.  Reciprocal causation must not be overlooked.

The Las Vegas massacre of Sunday October 1, 2017 resulted in the highest injury and death toll following any mass shooting by a lone gunman in modern U.S history. Mass shootings are becoming more common and more deadly.    Continue reading

China Showing What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like – IEA Report

China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like, Says New IEA Report 

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published today by the International Energy Agency, “is a China story.”

While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed. That’s nothing. For reference, it’s actually less than is currently installed in the city of San Antonio. By the end of 2016, China had increased its solar PV capacity by nearly 800 times, with more than 77 gigawatts currently installed.    Continue reading

Bridges Global Medical Missions to Guyana – Fundraising Luncheon – NY – November 05, 2017 + Reports

Bridges Global Medical Missions is continuing its medical outreach to Guyana.

We had a tremendous mission May 2017, including a one day Continuing Medical Education (CME) in May 21, 2017 that was done in collaboration with the University of Guyana.  Our upcoming missions are  November 9 – 15, 2017  and May 17 – 23, 2018, which include a 2 day Continuing Medical Education seminars for the local physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, and allied health professionals.

We will be hosting a fund-raising event November 5, 2017 in New York at Terrace on the Park, featuring DJ Flexx and Yonette Harper and the Foundation Band as well as Rose October Edun.  We are seeking the support of the at large community so we can continue our outreach to those in most need…….

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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

Leading neuro-scientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it

Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy.

Walker is a sleep scientist. To be specific, he is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute whose goal – possibly unachievable – is to understand everything about sleep’s impact on us, from birth to death, in sickness and health.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/24/why-lack-of-sleep-health-worst-enemy-matthew-walker-why-we-sleep

The Destruction Caused by Harvey, Irma and Maria – with videos

The Destruction Caused by Harvey, Irma & Maria at 9-20-2017

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a rather busy and destructive one, with several Category 4 and 5 hurricanes doing severe damage in the Caribbean and beyond. This interactive map will allow you to witness the devastation that hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused, as well as witness Maria, a new and very dangerous hurricane, hitting Dominica:

Refer to the key below to find out about the areas that each hurricane damaged:
Click each Location to view the videos … Go to ….

The Caribbean Voice – 3rd Annual El Dorado Awards – Guyana – 18 November 2017

The Caribbean Voice – monthly self esteem workshops for youth and students and monthly community outreaches focusing on suicide prevention, domestic violence, child abuse, rape, incest, alcoholism and drug use.  Website: http://www.caribvoice.org

Hunger: Venezuela’s People Struggle to Survive – Emma Graham-Harrison – Caracas | The Guardian UK

Hunger Eats Away at Venezuela’s Soul as its People Struggle to Survive

The Maduro regime denies its once oil-rich country is in crisis. But on the streets the desperation cannot be hidden

Emma Graham-Harrison – Caracas | The Guardian UK

Hunger is gnawing at Venezuela, where a government that claims to rule for the poorest has left most of its 31 million people short of food, many desperately so.

As night falls over Caracas, and most of the city’s residents lock their doors against its ever more violent streets, Adriana Velásquez gets ready for work, heading out into an uncertain darkness as she has done since hunger forced her into the only job she could find at 14.

She was introduced to her brothel madam by a friend more than two years ago after her mother, a single parent, was fired and the two ran out of food. “It was really hard, but we were going to bed without eating,” said the teenager, whose name has been changed to protect her.    Continue reading

Guyana: Within the Criminal Act lies a Deeper Societal Fact – By Yvonne Sam

Within the Criminal Act lies a Deeper Societal Fact

By Yvonne Sam

Sad to say but as a people we are no nearer to understanding the frivolous explanations that precipitate deadly disputes. We are no longer a verbal nation preferring instead to be a homicidal aberration.  Why would two individuals who are known friends, and who would normally disagree and walk away from each other, lose control and kill especially if alcohol is factored in the equation. Most of the recent murders have occurred following drinking sessions, where mental control is diminished as alcohol flows to the cranial area.

I hold the firm belief that only the tip (if at all) of the iceberg has been touched regarding the nature of our crime problem. In politically correct terms, crime fighters, namely, the police are literally playing catch up. We are only able to Guy-analyze the reasons underlying the out- of-control crime rate, as we lack the resources seen in the developed world. In addition, very rarely are requests made or suggestions proffered from the Bench to have a psychoanalysis conducted on the perpetrators of certain crimes.    Continue reading

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