DDA Launches Video Series on Pandemics featuring Dr. Lennox Honychurch

first_img Sharing is caring! EducationEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews DDA Launches Video Series on Pandemics featuring Dr. Lennox Honychurch by: – April 10, 2020 Share Discover Dominica Authority releases a four-part series on how the island has dealt with pandemics in the past.The series features the extensive historical knowledge of renown historian, Dr. Lennox Honychurch.  The release of this series is intended to provide a different perspective on how the people of Dominica have handled pandemics in the past.The first episode will focus on the arrival of the Europeans, their place in spreading diseases, the practices of the indigenous Kalinago, the first inhabitants of the island and their actions in response to the new situation.  Episode two speaks to the introduction of new diseases to Dominica and the role of the formerly enslaved people.   The efforts of Dominica’s medical stalwarts will be featured in the penultimate episode of this series.  Exploring how the actions taken by our country and ancestors in addressing health situations in the past are relevant to us today in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The role of these medical pioneers in helping the population cope through previous pandemics and illnesses will be highlighted. The final episode will emphasize the island’s relationship with neighbouring islands and will include Christopher Columbus’ rediscovery of the island.Director of Tourism, Mr. Colin Piper says “DDA is always looking to increase awareness of the destination and keep it top of mind, and one way to do so is to inform and educate on our culture and heritage. While most know Dominica for its nature; culture, heritage and wellness abound as well.  We are thrilled to be working with Dr. Honychurch who has selflessly agreed to impart some of his knowledge about the history of Dominica and the courage of our people in this series.”The first video was released on our Discover Dominica Facebook page on April 9, 2020.  The videos will reside on Discover Dominica’s YouTube page as well.  Viewers are asked to like, share and provide feedback on the videos as well as other topics they would like featured.Find the video here For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.###About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique. 321 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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AG Curtis Hill leads 18-state effort to resist public-nuisance lawsuits based on global climate change

first_imgIndianapolis, In. —Attorney General Curtis Hill argued in a brief filed this month that the cities of San Francisco and Oakland should not be able to use the common law of “public nuisance” to force five fossil fuel companies to pay for the harms the cities say the companies created by contributing to global climate change.“The issues surrounding climate change and its effects — and the proper balance of regulatory and commercial activity — present political questions that cannot be resolved by judicial decree,” Attorney General Hill said. “Indeed, were the court to intervene here it would trample Congress’s carefully calibrated process of cooperative federalism, in which states work in tandem with the EPA to administer the federal Clean Air Act.”Leading an 18-state coalition, Indiana filed its amicus brief on May 17. In the brief, Attorney General Hill urged the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the State of California on behalf of the two cities against the five named companies.“States have an especially strong interest in this case because the list of potential defendants is limitless,” Attorney General Hill said. “As utility owners, power plant operators, and significant users of fossil fuels, states and their political subdivisions themselves may be future defendants in similar actions. Our amicus brief should send a loud message that the rest of the nation will not stand idle while California tries to become its own regulatory empire.”last_img read more

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Ballon d’Or 2019: The three players that made Africa proud

first_imgBarcelona and Argentine international, Lionel Messi might have won the 2019 Ballon d’Or but some five African stars made the continent proud.Five footballers from the African continent were nominated for this year’s award with Liverpool’s attacking duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah leading the pack.Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were among the nominees for the prestigious award.Among the nominees, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Egypt’s Mohammed Salah and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez placed the highest of those from Africa.Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah were ranked fourth and fifth respectively with Mahrez finishing in the tenth classification.With this and for the first time in the history of the award, three African players had been ranked in the top 10 for the coveted Golden Ball.However, none of the continent’s stars were able to break into the top three with Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo making the final podium list.For the first time ever, three African players were included in the top 10 of the Men’s #BallondOr Sadio Mané Mohamed Salah Riyad Mahrez🌍 pic.twitter.com/cIX6eo5aou— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 2, 2019Here is how Africa’s finest placedSadio Mane – 4th position.Mohamed Salah – 5th position.Riyad Mahrez – 10th position.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 20th position.Kalidou Koulibaly – 24th position.last_img read more

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