Locals cut up dying beached whale shark for consumption in West Java

first_imgLocals and fishermen have cut up a dying whale shark stranded on Ciwidig Beach, Cianjur regency, West Java for consumption. The residents found the 7-meter-long shark swimming in shallow waters near the beach on Sept. 24 and pulled it to the beach.They then reportedly sliced up the 1 ton dying shark on the beach and took the meat home for consumption.Technical management unit (UPTD) head of the Cidaun Fishery Agency, Eli Muslihat, said fishermen living around Cidaun coastal areas had not been out to the open seas for days due to bad weather.”Seeing a huge whale shark stranded on the beach, they immediately used the opportunity to get something to eat,” Eli said as reported by Kompas.tv.Read also: Beached dwarf sperm whale cut up, extracted for oil in Bali”Their financial situation has worsened due to the pandemic and bad weather exacerbates the problem,” she added. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has included the whale shark on its red list of threatened species, calling it “endangered”. The species’ population is believed to have decreased by more than 50 percent over the last 75 years.Indonesia, through the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, lists the whale shark as a protected animal as its population continues to decrease due to massive hunting. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016

first_img September 02, 2016 Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog, Videos, Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf announced the implementation of 25 additional Centers of Excellence to continue his administration’s top priority of fighting the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania. The Governor, joined by Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, also visited healthcare facilities in Reading and Lackawanna County that have been selected as Centers of Excellence to treat individuals suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). He also announced $2 million in funding for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) to help complete the campus’ new chemical engineering program aimed at ensuring career-ready candidates for emerging industries in the region.Governor Wolf also joined Wegmans executives at the Mechanicsburg Wegmans location to toast the kick off of Act 39 liquor reforms by purchasing the first bottle of wine to go at Wegmans in Pennsylvania.Earlier in the week, the governor expressed his support and thanks for Fayette county responders and residents as they work through the challenges caused by serious flooding. Governor Wolf, joined by other elected officials, toured Connellsville on Friday to see the flood damage.Watch: This Labor Day, Governor Wolf reminds Pennsylvania about new wine and liquor reforms.Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016Monday, August 29, 2016GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five YearsTo Fight Opioid Epidemic, Wolf Administration Implements 25 Additional Centers of Excellence LocationsTuesday, August 30, 2016Governor Wolf Announces Retal PA to Establish Headquarters Operation in Washington County and Create 88 New JobsPennsylvania State Agencies Supporting Fayette County Responders, ResidentsGovernor Wolf’s Statement on Bruce Beemer ConfirmationWednesday, August 31, 2016Governor Wolf Announces 153 New Jobs with Envestnet, Inc. Facility in Chester CountyThursday, September 1, 2016Governor Wolf Buys Wegmans’ First Bottle of Wine to Go in Pennsylvania, Celebrates Additional Consumer Convenience Under Act 39 Liquor ReformsIn Reading and Lackawanna County, Governor Wolf Discusses 2016-2017 Budget Investment in Battling the Opioid EpidemicFriday, September 2, 2016Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million Grant for Pitt-Johnstown Engineering FacilitiesHighlights from The Blog:Pennsylvania is the New International Tech HotspotI Wish Every Month Was Peach MonthYou Can Now Get Wine & Spirit Coupons on Your Phone!Governor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up)How the Wolf Administration is Battling Prescription Opioid Abuse (VIDEO)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cuban Diplomat Unveils Plan for Liberia’s Health Sector

first_imgThe Director General for Bilateral Affairs of Cuba, Ambassador Gerardo Peñalver Portal, has disclosed that his country will assist Liberia to improve its health sector.In an interview with the Daily Observer during his recent visit to Liberia, Ambassador Portal said Cuba is aware of the disastrous health condition that faced Liberia two years ago, coupled with other prevalent curable diseases.Ambassador Portal said, “We are aware of the Ebola that struck the country, and we want to help the government improve the health of the people, to reduce infant mortality, maternal mortality and other curable diseases.”The Cuban Ambassador stated that his country has the biotechnological and bio-pharmaceutical industries and doctors who are experienced in fighting and preventing tropical diseases, including malaria and cholera.With such considerable experience coupled with the re-opening of the Cuban Embassy in Liberia, Ambassador Portal said, “We will be useful to Liberia because conditions are created to develop this cooperation.”In a historical analysis of Cuban-African relations that paved the way for assistance to African countries including Liberia, the Ambassador narrated that during the days of Cuba’s struggle for independence, African slaves assisted Cubans and some of those slaves came from the West African belt, including Liberia.Recalling this memorable assistance, he said though Cuba is not a rich country, it believes in sharing what it possesses and helping to build the health and education sectors through bilateral ties is a way Cuba can reciprocate to Africa.Ambassador Portal acknowledged that Liberia specifically, has been vigorously advocating for the lifting of US imposed sanctions on Cuba, and since it has a need for improvement in the health system after experiencing Ebola, his country is in the position to help Liberia.Last week the Ministry’s Health Promotion Division launched the National Policy on Health Promotion, which calls for reaching out to communities to discuss and sensitize residents on preventive measures against curable diseases.In October, there was also a regional workshop on Neglected Tropical Diseases that brought together representatives from Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone to Monrovia; and a similar gathering ended yesterday.Also in October, the Ministry conducted a workshop on Water Quality Control, and a WHO representative at the opening of the one week workshop challenged health workers to design strategies that will make water companies produce safe water for the public.During the 2014 Ebola crisis, 50 Cuban doctors came to Liberia to help health authorities contain the deadly disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more