Share Share Tweet Share The Vatican has been forced to amend its new book, YouCat, after a number of translation errors, including an implied approval of contraception.The book, a youth-focused compilation of Church teachings, was launched in several languages in the Vatican.The Italian edition has been pulled, with launch copies including an insert of corrections.The main error concerned whether married couples could plan the size of their families.In the erroneous Italian edition of YouCat, which is set out as a series of questions and answers, a question regarding family planning is mistranslated.The question “may a Christian married couple regulate the number of children they have?” is mistranslated from the German original as “may a Christian married couple use methods of birth control?”The answer is given as “yes”.The Vatican opposes artificial contraception but condones regulation of fertility through “natural” means, suggesting married couples can chart a woman’s menstrual cycle to help determine relative chances of conception.French editions of the book have been delayed and errors regarding questions about euthanasia have also been spotted in the Italian version, Associated Press news agency reports.“The German language is very difficult, as we have discovered on several occasions,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.BBC News Sharing is caring! 38 Views no discussions FaithLifestyle New Vatican book dogged by translation errors by: – April 14, 2011
Sharing is caring! Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue SauceIngredients1 Tbsp. dried thyme1 Tbsp. dried oregano1 Tbsp. ground cumin1 Tbsp paprika1 tsp. onion powder1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepper10 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lb.)White Barbecue SauceWhite Barbecue SauceStir together 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 Tbsp. coarse ground pepper, 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. horseradish until blended. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.PreparationCombine first 7 ingredients until blended. Rinse chicken, and pat dry; rub seasoning mixture over chicken. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill 4 hours.Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from bag, discarding bag.Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 180°. Serve with White Barbecue Sauce.by Southern Living Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce by: – September 10, 2011 Share 39 Views no discussions Share
LifestyleTravel Caribbean marketing company to build new travel website by: – October 27, 2011 Share Share Share 56 Views no discussions Richard Skerrit. Image via: nevisblog.comMIAMI, USA — The Caribbean tourism industry’s marketing and business development unit has taken an important step towards relaunching its vacation website. The Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) has signed an agreement with the Florida-based graphics company, Tambourine, to redesign and recreate the site. As part of the two-year contract, Tambourine will also manage the website on behalf of the CTDC, a jointly owned and operated private, for profit entity created in 2007 by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).“This is a very important moment in the history of the CTDC, and a milestone for the CTO and CHTA, as it launches a new dimension in public/private sector cooperation in regional tourism,” said Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, the CTO chairman and co-chair of CTDC. “The caribbeantravel.com website will be the focal point that both draws awareness and generates bookings for potential vacationers from around the world and therefore will be the centre of our public-private sector cooperative regional marketing programme,” said Josef Forstmayr, CHTA president and CTDC co-chair. The redesigned website will be the vehicle through which the CTDC will market the Caribbean brand through licensing, merchandizing, advertising, and the sale of vacations. The new CaribbeanTravel.com will include among other features, an integrated booking platform that specifically caters to the Caribbean’s smaller hotels.The Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) is a marketing and business development unit, owned equally by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Its mission is to own, promote, protect, advance and enhance the Caribbean brand. The CTDC combines the resources of the Caribbean region’s destinations, accommodations and service providers to create a viable, cohesive, business unit that is able to identify commercial opportunities and allow the members of CHTA and CTO to benefit collectively from those opportunities in ways that individually they could not.In all its endeavours the company will engage only in activities that honour the Caribbean brand and benefit the members of CHTA and CTO.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Tweet
13 Views no discussions Share CoronavirusHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Deadly virus kills Tunisian man by: – May 21, 2013 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! The World Health Organisation says it is closely monitoring the virusA man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.Tunisia’s health ministry said the 66-year-old had visited Saudi Arabia, which is badly affected by the virus.About 20 deaths and 41 cases have been reported worldwide since 2012, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. NCoV is from the same family of viruses as the one that caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2003, killing about 770 people.However, NCoV and Sars are distinct from each other, the WHO says.It appears likely that the virus can be passed between people in close contact, it adds.The Tunisian man, a diabetic, had been complaining of breathing problems since he returned from Saudi Arabia and he died in hospital in the coastal city of Monastir, AFP news agency reports.Two of his children also contracted the virus, but had responded to treatment, the health ministry said, in a statement. “These Tunisia cases haven’t changed our risk assessment, but they do show the virus is still spreading,” said WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl, AP news agency reports. Cases have been detected in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Germany, the UK and France.“All of the European cases have had a direct or indirect connection to the Middle East, including two cases with recent travel history from the UAE,” the WHO Update says. Twenty-two of the 41 cases reported worldwide are in Saudi Arabia, it adds.Out of the 20 deaths, nine of them have been in the kingdom, WHO says. BBC News Share
Share Share KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Natural Products Institute will on Tuesday, April 29, launch its Anti-Cancer Screening Laboratory at the Biology Lecture Theatre at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus in Kingston.An advisory from the Ministry of Health on Friday said it forms part of the institute’s mandate to “develop natural products that may have the capacity to fight against cancer”.“The cell culture based newly refurbished laboratory will be screening local plants and microorganisms for compounds that may be used to develop drugs to fight breast, prostate and other cancers,” the advisory said. “It will also screen for their capacities to prevent cancer initiation.”The advisory also said that the facility is the first “dedicated anti-cancer laboratory of its kind in the country”.Jamaica Observer 34 Views no discussions Tweet EducationHealthLifestyleTertiary Anti-cancer screening lab to be launched at UWI by: – April 26, 2014 Share Sharing is caring!
Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Share AnnouncementsLifestyleLocalNews Free Counseling Service Live on Facebook by: – April 29, 2020 57 Views no discussions Stock Farm, Roseau, April 28, 2020- Ms. Frederica James, Mental Health Counselor at the Dominica State College will address the mental health concerns of students, faculty, and staff in the wake of Covid-19 during a live Facebook interview on the topic ‘Mental Health’, on April 29, 2020, at 9:30 am. The interview will be carried live on the Dominica State College Facebook page.This upcoming interview allows students, faculty, staff, and members of the public to interact with an expert on mental health with their concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview will address the importance of protecting our mental health; methods for supporting friends and families on the frontline; strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety during the pandemic; and coping strategies for dealing with lockdown and social distancing. At the end of the interview, Ms. James will entertain questions from viewers.Dominica State College is not only interested in graduating individuals with a high grade point average and ensuring that students give back to the community but the institution is equally interested in graduating individuals who are emotionally stable and capable of making right decisions. For this reason, since the suspension of on-campus classes and the unprecedented COVID-19-related challenges, the counselors and clinical phycologist of the Dominica State College have implemented creative ways to communicate with students, faculty, and staff. To date, content has been shared on their Facebook and Instagram pages, on Orbund (student information system) and in their WhatsApp groups.The institution encourages students, staff, faculty, and members of the public to take advantage of this free counseling service and continue to adhere to the guideline of the Ministry of Health.If you wish for more information about this topic, please call Monelle Alexis.
Sharing is caring! Share 103 Views one comment LocalNews Dominica leading Caribbean islands in “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program by: – May 13, 2011 Share Share Tweet Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Mr. Marcus Francis. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominica may be leading other Caribbean countries in the “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program. Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Marcus Francis said during a press conference held recently that other countries may not be as advanced as Dominica.“Dominica from just discussing with other islands, is perhaps a step ahead in the “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” program because we call all other islands to find out what they are doing and to see how they are doing certain items and we are finding out that in many cases they do not have the the time of program and they are not as advanced as we are. Solid Waste is about taking the lead and we are moving in that direction because we see value in it. In fact in the future the Corporation may be able to do some financial analysis of the reduce, reuse, recycle program and may be able to present to you in the future monetary values of investing in a recycle program, investing in this new philosophy and when you look at it you will realize that it was worth the effort.”Earlier this year The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and Muller Concept a recycling firm from California signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the recycling of Solid Waste from Dominica with the theme “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.”Muller Concepts agreed to recycle all plastic material, cardboards, paper and scrap metal from Dominica. The initiative will reduce the volume of waste disposed of at the Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill, reduce public health risk and protect the environmental integrity of the island. The collection, storage and disposal efforts of this initiative will target schools, householders and public and private businesses who are generators of waste. A programme for proper collection of recyclable items from these waste generators will be launched with a pilot programme in the Bath Estate/Elmshall area.Dominica Vibes News
Share Share LocalNews Hillsborough Horticulture Centre in Layou severely damaged. by: – July 28, 2011 Share 27 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Photograph of flooding and damage at the Hillsborough Horticultural Centre in LayouThe Team Leader of the Hillsborough Horticulture Centre in Layou Mr. Keian Stephenson says the organization has suffered severe damages as a result of the overflowing of the Matthieu Dam early this morning.Mr. Stephenson told Dominica Vibes News that following this major disaster it will take no less than twelve months to get the Centre back to normal.“Millions of dollars has been lost in damages at the centre and it will take no less than a year to get everything back to normal. We have lost 13 green houses with plants in them, three sheds with tractors and other equipments, we have lost plants such as yam, citrus, tissue plants, seedlings, The Chinese Railway Company recently donated some new equipment like tractors and plowers; these were also damaged, our fencing has been damaged, a container with equipment was also washed away.”Mr Stephenson also informed us that due to the large amount of sand estimated at 6 feet deep which was washed down, it will be very difficult to remove the sand and for plants to grow as well.Damage at Agricultural Centre in Layou“The area is filled with sand about 6 feet deep and this will take quite a while to remove and for plants to grow again.The European Union Horticulture Tissue Program has also been affected by the immense flooding of the Mattieu Dam.Dominica Vibes News
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 69 Views no discussions Events Director, Natalie Clarke-MeadeEvents Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee Nathalie Clark-Meade says plans to host the 15th Annual World Creole Music Festival are going smoothly.The festival is fifteen days away from its grand staging and Meade told a weekly press conference this week that while sponsors must be recognized for their efforts and patronage, the staff of the DFC should not go unnoticed. She said there are several staff members who are working long hours and behind the scenes to ensure the success of the festival.Meantime a new activity surrounding the Annual World Creole Music Festival has been given two enthusiastic thumbs up from the officials of the Dominica Festivals Committee.Deputy Chairman, Sobers Esprit.Deputy Chairman of the Dominica Festivals Committee Sobers Esprit says Friday Dwivé which is held every Friday at the Krazy Kokonuts has been an excellent invention, creating a bigger buzz around the festival.“We are celebrating our culture and our music and we are letting the world know what the WCMF is all about. We have achieved a lot. I want to say in a big way a thank you to the Festival Dweevay. It is a great invention and in many ways has helped the festival and I want to say thank you. This weekend we will have the swinging stars so we want the rest of Dominica to join us,” he said.He said the festival is a team effort because it involves large number of persons working both behind and in front the scenes.Meantime Proprietor of Krazy Koconuts Frankie Bellot is calling for more appreciation for the annual event.“Everybody wants our festival but we have it and we don’t appreciate it. I don’t think government should be pushing the WCMF. Government should just be facilitating the way. It has to be the private sector. It’s about time we stop depending on government to do a festival that’s benefiting the entire country and the private sector.”He said the WCMF is an engine of growth and should be adopted by the private sector.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNewsWCMF 2011 WCMF 15 days away…organizers say they are ready by: – October 13, 2011 Share
Michel Williams. Photo credit: Facebook profileThe Court of Appeal on Tuesday reserved judgment in a trial involving a former manager of the National Bank of Dominica Michel Williams and the Bank.Williams filed a lawsuit against the Bank citing wrongful dismissal however the Bank won the case at the High Court therefore he appealed the decision. However, he will have to wait a while longer to know the Court of Appeal’s decision against Justice Brian Cottle’s decision at a later date.Guyanese attorney Stephen Fraser who represents Williams argued that the bank wrongfully dismissed his client, noting that the termination letter dated 31st March, 2009 was in breach of his client’s contract which he signed in December of 2008.Fraser asked the court to consider all seven grounds of his appeal which includes damages for loss of future employment.Fraser told the Court that the actions of the board in terminating the services of his client were wrong as it was without cause and cannot stand. He said the parties entered into a bargain and termination without cause is a serious breach of contract, “the board had no power to dismiss without cause,” Fraser told the Court. Alick Lawrence who represents the National Bank of Dominica denied allegations that former managing director Gregory de Gannes victimized Williams. Lawrence asked the Court not to believe suggestions that de Gannes dismissed Williams because he refused to act on a loan application for him in the amount of $2.5 million. Lawrence argued in Court that the delay in signing a previous contract for Williams had nothing to do with victimization and was the decision of the board and not that of de Gannes.Dominica Vibes News 43 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Court of Appeal reserves judgment in former NDB manager’s case by: – May 2, 2012 Tweet