Natural Resources Ministry makes donation to NTC

first_imgAs part of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), the Natural Resources Ministry on Thursday handed over a quantity of furnishings and supplies to the National Toshaos’ Council, valued some $5 million.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman handed over the office equipment to NTC Chairman Nicholas Fredericks.During the simple ceremony, Trotman explained, “We’re just handing over some equipment under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, which is a project funded by the [Inter-American Development Bank] IDB and administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources.”He noted that this project enabled the Ministry to provide support to the organisation. Land has been allocated for the construction of an NTC Secretariat and pledges were made to assist in that regard.Through the funded project, two senior members of the Council are paid, along with the rental of the NTC office until the end of 2019. Fredericks emphasised that the supplies would enable them to effectively function and perform their role.One month ago, announcements were made for consultations after the completion of the first draft of Guyana’s National REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) Strategy.Facilitated by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF-REDD+) Project, this round of consultations includes a national two-day workshop with representatives from all 10 Administrative Regions.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman with executives of the National Toshaos CouncilIt targets stakeholders from Government, Private Sector, civil society, Indigenous people and forest-dependent communities.The workshop will provide information on the design of Guyana’s REDD+ Strategy and get stakeholders’ input to improve the draft as well as identify how they can participate in future implementations.Stakeholders will get the opportunity to express their ideas on what the REDD+ Strategy options for Guyana could look like when implemented and identify gaps in the current designs. In the coming months, the consultations will extend to Regions One (Barima-Waini); Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), after which there would be another round of national cluster workshops in Georgetown to verify the draft strategy.Last April, the Ministry contracted a consortium led by Winrock International and Conservation International to design Guyana’s REDD+ Strategy and Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) report, including an Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF).These are all critical components of Guyana’s REDD+ Readiness Preparation Plan (R-PP) that prepares the country to access future funding to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.last_img read more

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DD Fitness: When weight loss goes bad

first_imgAt what point do we start to question how far celebrities and companies can push the boundaries of what is morally right?For years, weight loss companies have used influencers and celebrities to help sell their products.This could be considered smart on the company’s part as they get a bigger reach to their target market and end up selling more product. But the issue comes when the influencer begins to make claims about using the product when they clearly haven’t.They are abusing the trust they have built up with their followers for their own financial gain.This isn’t new news and it is pretty much common knowledge that this happens, but last week, it reached an all new low and has finally crossed a line.A reality TV ‘Star’, (and I’m using that as loosely as possible here), called Jem Lucy had a post on her Instagram page advertising weight loss teas, coffees and hot chocolates by a company called The Skinny Caffee. What’s the big deal I hear you ask?She was doing it while 8 MONTHS [email protected]’ve been staying in shape with my go to @skinnycaffe products. I love the Coffee’s, Hot Chocolate’s and the Thermosyn capsules are amazing! I love to use them as me and some of the girls have been seeing great results and they work with or without exercise. You can lose up to 7lbs in 7 days with Thermosyn 🔥 The Advertising Standards authority has stepped in and investigated this, and the post has since been removed. But, while up, it had 15.7k likes.15 thousand and 7 hundred people liked this post?A post of a pregnant woman using weight loss products.We have moved to a new level of WTF! There are 2 issues here with this happening.She was willing to say she was using weight loss products while 8 months pregnant. This company was willing to have an 8-month pregnant ‘influencer’ promote their products. It would seem that whatever shred of morality there used to be in this marketplace has been pushed aside.Pregnant women are NOT and NEVER should be considered as a target market for any company selling weight loss products.The safety issues alone should have been enough for both parties involved to have had better judgement.Some may say that there was no mention of pregnant women in the post and that they weren’t targeting them with the ad.But that isn’t how marketing works.EVERY post is thought out by the company and their marketing team ahead of time.They knew that she was pregnant and sent her their products so she could do a paid promotion of them.This didn’t happen by accident.These companies have always used their products and marketing and unqualified sales reps to target the vulnerable.They make fantastic claims of what their products can do and leave out the parts where you have to starve yourself along with using their products, or suffer the side effects of drinking laxatives and diuretics disguised as teas, coffees and shakes, in order to get the unsustainable ‘results’ they promise.When they start to target pregnant women in such a blatant manner, it is time for something to be done.If a pregnant woman needs help with weight loss, it should ONLY be done by a medical professional and in a controlled situation.Taking weight loss products like this could have harmful effects on you and you baby, so please do not consider them AT ALL.Talk to your GP and get referred to a registered dietitian.#leanin2019If someone approaches you with any weight loss products while pregnant, they need to be reported to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Locall: 1890 432 432http://www.ccpc.ieAnd the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 613 7040Homepage: http://www.asai.ieEmail: [email protected] Fitness: When weight loss goes bad was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:fitnesshealthy livingrushe fitnesslast_img read more

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Extensions Broke Your Browser? How to Enter ‘Safe Mode’ in Google Chrome

first_imgNow, all you have to do is double click on the edited shortcut to enter into a “Safe Mode”-style Chrome. From here, all you’ll need to do is enter “chrome://extensions/” (minus the quotes) into the browser’s navigation bar to edit the extensions. If you’re unsure which extension broke Chrome’s back, simply disable them all and switch back and forth between incognito Chrome and regular Chrome until you break it again.And while we’re speaking of Chrome extensions, we recommend going and getting the ReadWriteWeb extension to keep up to date with everything we post here. After all, if your Chrome shuts down from extension overload, now you know how to fix it. We recommend first making a copy of your shortcut, that way you can access the browser normally too, once you’ve fixed whatever problem you’re experiencing.Find your copied Chrome shortcut, right click on it and select “Properties”.Select the “Target” field and append “–incognito” to the end of the command.Click “Apply” and then “Okay” to save your changes. mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#How To#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Now that Google Chrome has entered the world of fully-extensible browsers, with its recent addition of extensions and Greasemonkey scripts, you’ve likely found yourself perusing the libraries and tweaking until your heart’s content. With that, however, comes the inevitable – browser crashes. While Google Chrome doesn’t have a safe mode in the same way the Firefox or Windows does, it does offer another option that provides the same functionality and can save you a whole bunch of trouble.The folks over at the Google Operating System blog pointed out this tip today and we thought it was a worthwhile how-to for our readers.If you’ve found yourself in the terrible position of having a broken version of Chrome and you don’t want to uninstall and start over from scratch, you can instead launch Chrome using “incognito mode”, which disables extensions and allows you to disable the bad apple extensions. Setting up a shortcut to launch Chrome in incognito mode is a simple four-step process:last_img read more

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