Barron Petroleum makes oil and gas discovery in Permian Basin, US

first_img Barron Petroleum drilled a new discovery well in Val Verde County. (Credit: Barron Petroleum LLC) US-based exploration and production (E&P) company Barron Petroleum has made what it claims to be a major discovery at a 13,000-acre field in Val Verde County, Texas.Located about six miles southwest of the Massie (Strawn) field, the ‘Sahota Carson 20BU #1’ well was drilled to a total depth of 12,650ft and encountered about 70ft of gas-bearing Strawn porosity.Barron Petroleum said that the well has been tested at rates of up to five million cubic feet per day following stimulation.The field holds 417bcf of oil and gas reservesAs per the estimates, the field holds 417 billion cubic feet (bcf) of oil and gas reserves, which is equivalent to 74.2 million barrels.The company noted that the 3D seismic survey was used developing the 13,000-acre prospect. Barron holds a 100% working interest (WI) in the prospect.Barron Petroleum president and CEO Barron Petroleum said: “We are currently evaluating means to further enhance location selection and well performance. The company intends to continue our drilling programme, encouraged by the recent strengthening in natural gas prices.“Our team is very ecstatic and the next step is to figure out how to develop the lease or get someone to join the venture with us. Our company has a significant cost advantage since we internally source many well construction services. We are proud of our low-cost operating structure.“This discovery is also near existing infrastructure, which avoids the extreme Waha hub gas price variability.”The Val Verde sub-basin is located south-east of Permian’s Midland sub-basin.Additionally, Barron Petroleum is considering testing and potential development in the Ellenburger formation at about a depth of 16,000ft, Canyon at an approximate 9,000ft deep. Sahota Carson 20BU #1 well, which was drilled to a total depth of 12,650ft, encountered about 70ft of gas-bearing Strawn porositylast_img read more

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BAE Systems gets $11M for USS Detroit work

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems gets $11M for USS Detroit work View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: LCS Authorities View post tag: Freedom-variant The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport an $11.3 million contract modification for work on the post shakedown availability (PSA) accomplishment for littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7).A PSA is accomplished within a period of approximately 10-16 weeks between the time of ship custody transfer to the navy and the shipbuilding and conversion, navy obligation work limiting date.The Lockheed Martin-built Freedom-variant LCS completed acceptance trials in July, 2016 and was delivered to the U.S. Navy on August 12, 2016. The ship was commissioned on October 22 and started her maiden trip to her new homeport of Mayport, Florida.Under the PSA contract, BAE Systems will work on the correction of government responsible trial card deficiencies and new work identified between custody transfer and the time of PSA. The company will also carry out engineering changes that were not incorporated during the construction period which are not otherwise the building yard’s responsibility under the ship construction contract.The PSA will take place in Mayport, Florida, and is expected to be completed by October 2017. BAE Systems gets $11M for USS Detroit work February 8, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Detroit Share this articlelast_img read more

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Pleasuring Yourself

first_imgMIRANDA KAUFMANN finds out more about our oldest and most controversial habitAnn Summers has become a high street store, a similar outlet in America called Good Vibrations sponsors National Masturbation month, and the act is central to the plot of films such as the American Pie trilogy and episodes of Sex and the City. We could be forgiven for thinking that sex with someone you love (Woody Allen) is widely tolerated, even accepted.In South Africa, the Government recently ran a campaign to “Join the Arm Struggle and stop raping our mothers, sisters, wives and children: Masturbate, Don’t Rape”. It may be, however, that masturbation is the last taboo. In 1995, the US Surgeon-General was fired after suggesting at a press conference that masturbation should be taught in schools. When the Clinton administration was asked for the official policy on the matter, a spokesman replied that any young people who required a practical lesson in masturbation would be below the IQ requirement to enter school. I spoke to many people while researching this article. None of them wished to be credited with “additional research”.In 1921 Dr Ernest Jones wrote: “Modern Clinical psychology has definitely established that autoeroticism is a normal and quite universal phase of human development, and not, as used to be thought, an abnormal perversion of the sexual instinct”. “Self abuse” had previously been regarded as a disease. As late as the early Fifties a US Public Health Service pamphlet warned “self-abuse may seriously hinder a boy’s progress towards vigorous manhood”. It was thought to be the cause of many other health problems.These attitudes can be traced back to the early 18th century, when a certain quack doctor published Onania, in order to persuade the reading public to purchase his remedies. He lists the following frightful consequences: hindered growth, ulcers, consumptions, loss of erection as if they had been castrated, impotence… and in women: relaxes and spoils the retentive faculty, occasions the Fluor Albus (literally white flux), an obnoxious as well as perplexing illness attending that sex, turns complexion pale, swarthy and hagged, hysterics, consumptions and barrenness – at length a total Ineptitude to the Act of Generation itself. Some women, he goes so far as to claim, from the “Lustful and Excessive Abuse of themselves, have this Propension of the Clitoris, and are thus brought into a Resemblance of the Male Sex”. Early doctors were concerned that masturbation literally drained a man of his vital humour. By 1924 JFW Meagher concluded that “the somewhat popular lay idea that masturbation may cause imbecility, consumption, etc., is not only without foundation, but is ridiculous…to falsely tell a suggestible patient that he will surely die or go insane as a result of the habit does no real good”. So what cures were to be found for this vile disease?The author of Onania recommended his Strengthening Tincture (10 shillings) to combat discharge, or his Prolifick Powder (12 shillings) to cure infertility and impotence. Between 1856 and 1919 the U.S. Patent Office granted patents for forty-nine anti-masturbation devices. Thirty-five were for horses and fourteen for humans. The human devices, made for boys, consisted of sharp points turned inward to jab the penis should he get an erection during the night. A possible solution was marriage. Even Sheikh Ar-Tameeny agrees here. “Hasten towards marriage, the door to all goodness, success and richness”. It was not until the 1880s, with the advent of electricity, that doctors and midwives found help in the form of the vibrator. This was an improvement on the dildo, which had been known in ancient times: LYSISTRATA: … Since the day the Milesians betrayed us, I have never once seen an eight-inch gadget even, to be a leathern consolation to us poor widows…” (Aristophanes, ’Lysistrata’ 410 BC). Early models were developed in the 1880s. By 1906, the appliance looked rather like a hairdryer, and came with an impressive array of attachments. Between 1900-1920, vibrators were marketed in American periodicals such as Home Needlework Journal, Women’s Home Companion and Modern Priscilla. Slogans included “all the pleasures of youth…will throb within you”, “Such Delightful Companions”, “Aids That Every Woman Appreciates”, and aimed at the male consumer “A Gift That Will Keep Her Young and Pretty”. Sadly once these devices began to appear in certain films, they were taken off the market. Men have appreciated other aids in this field. In the 4th century BC, Praxiteles unveiled the Knidian Aphrodite – the first naked female statue.Pliny records that her derrière bore the stains of her appreciative male audience’s lust. Apple pie was not the first edible aid either. He had invented a new stunt, so he put it. “You take an apple and you bore out the core. Then you put some cold cream on the inside so as it doesn’t melt too fast. Try it some time. It’ll drive you crazy at first. Anyway it’s cheap and you don’t have to waste much time”. This is Philip Roth’s rendition : “Oh, shove it in me, Big Boy’, cried the cored apple that I banged silly on that picnic. ‘Big Boy, Big Boy, oh give me all you’ve got,’ cried the empty milk bottle that I kept hidden in our storage bin in the basement, to drive wild after school with my vaselined upright”.While Truman Capote was right when he said the nice thing about masturbation is “you don’t have to dress up for it.” If you prefer staying in to getting dressed up and going out, you may be in danger of practising auto sexual masturbation, a perversion for which no interaction with a lover can provide a substitute. This is by contrast to deprivation masturbation, which occurs as a social necessity, because society does not allow the unlimited expression of eroticism.I shall leave you with the words of Mark Twain. “To the lonely it is company; to the forsaken it is a friend; to the aged and impotent it is a benefactor; they that are penniless are yet rich, in that they still have this majestic diversion”.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

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FSA sets out stall for sat fat reduction

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) has unveiled the first raft of its recommendations for reducing saturated fat and added sugar in bakery pro-ducts, following its consultation last summer.It is encouraging the baking industry to reduce saturated fat in biscuits, cakes and buns, as well as increase the availability of smaller portion sizes.The Agency has announced specific targets to reduce the saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%; and 5% in non-plain biscuits (those not containing chocolate) by 2012.A revised deadline of 2014 has been given for a 5% reductionin saturated fat in existing biscuits containing chocolate and non-plain cakes; this is designed to take into account the increased technical challenges involved in making these goods.Further recommendations on pastry, savoury snacks, meat products and dairy will follow early in the summer.l The FSA has also published commitments from a number of bakery manufacturers highlighting the progress they’ve made with salt reduction. Marks & Spencer revealed that its bread and sandwiches now meet the 2012 salt reduction targets, while Burton’s Foods said that 95% of its sweet filled biscuits and 98% of sweet unfilled biscuits are already under the 2012 maximum category targets.last_img read more

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Statement to Parliament: COVID-19: Health Secretary’s statement to Parliament

first_imgMr Speaker, with your permission, I’d like to update the House on COVID-19 coronavirus.As of this morning, 7,132 people in the UK have been tested for the virus.So far 13 people in the UK have tested positive, of whom 8 now have been discharged from hospital.We expect more cases here.As planned, 115 people left supported isolation at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes on 23 February. All tested negative for COVID-19.On Saturday, 32 people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were repatriated and taken to Arrowe Park, where they will remain in supported isolation.And 4 of those have tested positive and been transferred to specialist centres.British tourists are currently being quarantined in a hotel in Tenerife and the Foreign Office is in contact with them.Mr Speaker, we have a clear, 4-part plan to respond to the outbreak of this disease:Contain. Delay. Research and Mitigate.We are taking all necessary measures to minimise the risk to the public.We have put in place enhanced monitoring measures at UK airports, and health information is available at all international airports, ports and international train stations.We have established a supported isolation facility at Heathrow, to cater for international passengers who are tested, and to maximise infection control and free up NHS resources.The NHS is testing a very large number of people who travel back from affected countries, the vast majority of whom test negative.In the past few days we have published guidance for schools, for employers, for first responders, for social care and the travel industry on how to handle suspected cases.If anyone has been in contact with a suspected case in a childcare or an educational setting, no special measures are required while test results are awaited.There is no need to close the school or send other students or staff home.Once the results arrive, those who test negative will be advised individually about returning to education.In most cases, closure of the childcare or education setting will be unnecessary, but this will be a local decision based on various factors including professional advice.Schools should be guided by the advice on the GOV.UK website and contact their regional school commissioner in case of queries.I can tell the House that in the coming days we will roll out a wider public information campaign.While the government and the NHS have plans in place for all eventualities, everyone can play their part.To reiterate, our advice is for everyone to take sensible precautions like using tissues and washing hands more.Yesterday, we updated our advice to returning travellers from northern Italy, defined as anywhere north of, but not including, Pisa and Florence, as well as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.Those returning from Iran, from the lockdown areas in northern Italy, and special care zone in South Korea should self-isolate and call NHS 111, even if they have no symptoms.We are working closely with the World Health Organization, the G7 and the wider international community to ensure that we are ready for all eventualities. We are co-ordinating research efforts with international partners.And our approach has at all times been guided by the Chief Medical Officer, working on the basis of the best possible scientific evidence.The public can be assured that we have a clear plan to contain, delay, research and mitigate, and that we are working methodically through each step to keep the public safe.I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

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TAUK Releases New All-Instrumental Album, ‘Shapeshifter II: Outbreak’ [Listen]

first_imgBrooklyn-based instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK released their new album, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, today.  Following up their early-2018 EP, Shapeshifter I: Construct, the 11-track studio effort marks TAUK’s seventh to date. The all-instrumental, yet free-flowing studio effort, meshes elements of hip-hop, rock and roll, and jazz, while incorporating elements of the sci-fi narrative, extraterrestrial life, and artificial intelligence. The band recently released a sci-fi, animated music video, for their single “Recreational Outrage”. Watch TAUK’s animated video below.TAUK – “Recreational Outrage”[Video: TAUK]The album was produced by longtime TAUK cohort and Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Marilyn Manson, Taj Mahal). In contrast to their previous albums like 2016’s Sir Nebula, the foursome skipped the traditional studio environment for Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, instead holing up in a long-abandoned, 100-year-old Long Island home, which drummer Isaac Teel describes as “the Jumanji house meets Addams Family meets Amityville Horror.” You can listen to TAUK’s full album below.TAUK – ‘Shapeshifter II: Outbreak’TAUK heads out on a two-month tour, where they will be joined by Flux Capacitor, Funk You, Dynamo, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Exmag, Kudo Stooge, AMFM and Sun & Rain, McLovins, Kung Fu, and The Motet at various stops. TAUK’s fall tour kicks off with an appearance tomorrow at Meetings of The Minds in Schuylkill Haven, PA, before officially kicking off tour October 4th in Rochester, NY. The four-piece will continue throughout the Northeast with stops in Burlington, VT, New York City, and Harrisburg, PA, before heading south. On October 10th, TAUK plays Lexington, KY’s The Burl, followed by stops in Knoxville, TN, Athens, GA,—including a two-night run at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC—before heading west.Following a stop in New Orleans October 18th, the band will make stops in Houston and Dallas, TX on the 19th and 20th, before working their way up the Pacific Coast. Up next is a run across Phoenix, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley from October 24th-27th, with a special Halloween show at Bend, OR’s Volcanic Theatre Pub on the 31st. The band continues north with stops in Eugene, Seattle, and Portland from November 1st-3rd, before heading back East through the Rockies. Following stops in Missoula, Bozeman, Salt Lake City, Boulder, and Winter Park, CO from November 6th-10th, the band will wrap up tour with five stops in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Lousiville, Cleveland, and Buffalo, November 13th-17th.For more information about the new album or TAUK’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here. TAUK Upcoming Fall Tour DatesSep 29 – Schuylkill Haven, PA – Meetings of the MindsOct 04 – Rochester, NY – The Music Hall @ Funk ‘n Waffles @Oct 05 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot **Oct 06 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre ^^Oct 07 – Harrisburg, PA – Club XL $Oct 10 – Lexington, KY – The Burl #Oct 11 – Knoxville, TN – Concourse @ The International #Oct 12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre #Oct 13 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House *Oct 14 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House ^Oct 17 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall #Oct 18 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s #Oct 19 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group #Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #Oct 21 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge #Oct 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live &Oct 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room &Oct 26 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (Atrium) &Oct 27 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley &Oct 31 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub &Nov 01 – Eugene, OR – Wildcraft Cider Works &Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge &Nov 03 – Portland, OR – Star Theater &Nov 06 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge &Nov 07 – Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station &Nov 08 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room &Nov 09 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre &Nov 10 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern &Nov 13 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House &Nov 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi &Nov 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall &Nov 16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom &Nov 17 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works &Dec 21 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place ##Dec 28 – Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall @ Lucky Strike Social %Jan 15-Jan 21 – Jam Cruise 17 – Port of Miami, [email protected] w/ Flux Capacitor# w/ Funk You* w/ Dynamo^ w Jonathan Scales Fourchestra& w/ Exmag** w/ Kudu Stooge$ w/ AMFM and Sun & Rain^^ w/ McLovins## w/ Kung Fu% w/ The MotetView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Quarter dogs’ return for midterms week

first_imgSophomore John Hough remembers a time when The Huddle always sold hot dogs for a quarter after midnight. Those times are over, but this week, thanks to the Student Union Board, he can relive them. At the beginning of this school year, The Huddle raised the price of these midnight hot dogs, nicknamed “quarter dogs,” from 25 cents to 33 cents. “There was a lot of drama about it [the price change], and it was something students seemed to care about,” junior Kevin DeLaMontaigne said. Student Union Board (SUB) services programmers DeLaMontaigne and sophomore Jenny Yi arranged to subsidize hot dog prices from Sunday through Thursday and provide students such as Hough an opportunity to pay only one quarter for “quarter dogs” during midterms week. Yi said it was relatively easy to provide this service; it required approval from Huddle Management and a commitment on the part of SUB to pay the difference in price for all hot dogs sold. “We figured there’d be lots of students in LaFortune this week, and this would brighten up their days and give them something to look forward to,” Yi said. DeLaMontaigne said he hoped that by specifically choosing a week when many students have midterm exams, the low-priced hot dogs might serve as a “stress reliever.” Both Yi and DeLaMontaigne were optimistic about the week-long event, and hope to repeat it sometime in the future. When and if this would occur depends in large part on student response. “If people are into it and if the number of hot dogs sold goes up, then it shows people like it,” DeLaMontaigne said. Hough is supportive of the subsidy and was disappointed when the price was raised, he said. He purchased the hot dogs approximately twice per week last year, but Sunday was his first time back after the price increase. Another student taking advantage of the reduced price, sophomore Jessie Bretl, echoed Hough’s sentiments. “A quarter is easy, but who has 33 cents in their pocket?” said Bretl. Adam Hill, The Huddle manager on duty Sunday night, said the price decrease did not seem to yield a greater number of hot dog purchases Sunday night. “The volume is about the same as any other night. There doesn’t seem to be a real difference,” Hill said.last_img read more

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VP Of Skilled Nursing At Heritage Appointed To Nursing Facility Cabinet

first_imgImage by Heritage Ministries.GERRY – Heritage Ministries’ Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations was recently appointed to a regional nursing facility cabinet that advocates for older adults.As a member of the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet, Jeremy Rutter will be responsible for helping identify needs of members that he represents and determining how the group can help meet the needs.The cabinet also acts as the governance body that works on the public policy agenda for the member type they represent. Tasks can include determining if a piece of legislation should be supported or opposed by LeadingAge Illinois, determining if LeadingAge Illinois should propose a piece of legislation and helping to write it, and examining regulations and proposing changes.“I am very happy to be able to represent the skilled nursing facility community and serve on this cabinet,” said Rutter. “As the Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations for Heritage Ministries, my mission is to ensure our elderly are cared for in environments that promote Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living. It is not enough that I do that for my own community, and through legislative and advocacy work with LeadingAge, I hope to extend that to all elderly living in skilled nursing facilities.” Committed to advancing excellence, LeadingAge Illinois advocates quality services, promotes innovative practices and fosters collaboration.LeadingAge Illinois serves the full spectrum of providers including home and community based services, senior housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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AEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31

first_imgAEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):American Electric Power Co. Inc. will shut down units 5 and 6 at its 1,530-MW Conesville coal plant in Coshocton County, Ohio, on May 31, a company spokeswoman confirmed.The units represent 750MW of generating capacity in the PJM Interconnection market.In October 2018, AEP said it notified employees of plans to shut down the plant by May 31, 2020. “There are market conditions that could result in two of the generating units at Conesville (Units 5 and 6) closing as soon as May 2019,” AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said at the time. On May 13, she said the company had decided to close the units this month. AEP had previously announced that it would close the two units in 2022.McHenry said the company expects the other operating unit at the plant, unit 4, to remain in service until May 2020. This unit has 780 MW of capacity, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.The plant’s primary sources of coal, according to Market Intelligence data, are the CCU Barb Coal Tipple mine in Coshocton County, Ohio, and Buckingham Mine No. 6 in Perry County, Ohio. CCU Coal and Construction LLC took the mines over from Westmoreland Coal Co. earlier this year.More ($): AEP to retire 750 MW of coal capacity at Conesville plantlast_img read more

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Dominican Army Joins Government Agencies in Fight against Zika-carrying Mosquito

first_imgThe ERD’s preventive work, which is part of the National Campaign for the Fumigation, Counseling, and Breeding Site Removal of the Aedes Aegypti, has been providing invaluable support to the civilian population nationwide. The ERD has complemented the campaign by creating the Epidemiological Sickness Mitigation Unit (UMEE, for its Spanish acronym) to support the Ministry of Public Health. Supporting the civilian population By Dialogo April 13, 2016 The Combat Support and Service Support Brigades are conducting their operations in Villa Mella and Los Guaricanos, with the Third Infantry Brigade focusing on the provinces of San Juan de la Maguana and Elías Piña. The ERD’s Fourth Infantry Brigade is conducting its operations in the provinces of Valverde Mao and Dajabón, while the Fifth Infantry Brigade is working in the provinces of Barahona and Jimaní. A month earlier, in February, the ERD supported the Public Health Ministry’s Brigade during visits to preselected homes where the Army focused on areas where water was stored and the insect incubated, such as tanks, planters, tires, and cisterns. The ERD, which also concentrated on patios, alleys, gardens, roofs, and empty lots, counseled civilians on the dangers of these illnesses, their characteristics, symptoms, and steps to follow if someone is suspected of being infected. Authorities launched the public health campaign on January 25th, when Defense Minister Lieutenant General Máximo W. Muñoz Delgado deployed more than 2,000 Military service members to use new fumigation and cleaning equipment in neighborhoods in Santo Domingo and in other cities nationwide to support the Ministry of Public Health and prevent the diseases from spreading. They supported more than 100 specialized doctors from the Military who had joined the National Campaign for the Fumigation, Counseling, and Breeding Site Removal of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Nearly 6,000 dwellings fumigated During the third week of March, the Army’s Third Infantry Brigade, under the command of General Milton de Jesús Frías Gómez, resumed the fumigation campaign that other ERD units had been working on since January. On March 4th, police and the Public Works Ministry’s Military Commission sprayed 5,888 dwellings in Villa Altagracia as a continuation of the Counter Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Fumigation Program that supports the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance. “The UMEE is working around the clock and is at the service of the Ministry of Public Health as a way of confronting the Zika and dengue viruses, among other illnesses,” Major General José Eugenio Matos de la Cruz stated. center_img “Their assistance consisted of following orders from the Ministry of Defense. First was the creation, equipping, and training of the Epidemiological Unit, [which] is the size of a platoon – 30 personnel – and organically dependent upon the Humanitarian Rescue Unit. The Epidemiological Unit was created, trained, and sustained with resources from the Army,” Col. De la Cruz explained. “Secondly, the Commanders from senior units responsible for different regions throughout the country identify vulnerable communities and possible infection foci with help from their medical personnel and by coordinating with civil authorities in their operational areas. Thirdly, a team from the unit is sent to conduct the fumigation operations and awareness campaigns for those living in the communities where counter-Zika operations are being held.” Fumigation campaign ongoing The Dominican Republic’s Army (ERD) said it attained excellent results from its cooperative campaign with other government institutions in recent months to fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is responsible for spreading the Zika, dengue, and chikingunya viruses throughout the country. The operations centered on the capital of Santo Domingo and its peripheral areas, as well as the provinces of San Cristóbal, Azua, Pedernales, Independencia, Elías Piña, Dajabón, and Montecristi. In January, the First Infantry Brigade was assigned all Military zones, while the Second and Sixth Brigades was deployed to the nearby neighborhoods of Santiago de los Caballeros and San Pedro de Macorís, which are in the provinces of Santiago and San Pedro de Macorís, respectively. They also carried out preventive operations in the provinces of San Juan de la Maguana under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health and in coordination with the Emergency Operations Center. From January 25th until the end of March, the ERD coordinated with Ministry of Public Health, provincial governors, and mayors to conduct epidemiological monitoring throughout the operation. “[It’s been] a great success for us,” Colonel Puro De la Cruz Arias, the ERD’s public relations director, told Diálogo.“The Army provided an immediate and timely response to the alert declared by the Ministry of Public Health and the [orders] of the government through the Armed Forces to execute an urgent program of prevention, mitigation, and response in the presence of the Zika virus in the country.” The Military will maintain its fight against the diseases. “We will continue with the operations under the instructions of the Ministry of Defense regarding the prevention and mitigation [of the spread and impact of Zika] throughout the national territory,” Col. De la Cruz said.last_img read more

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