Caribbean Region: The area that lies between continental North and South America and comprises the Caribbean Sea, the West Indies, and the adjacent mainland regions of southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela.Latin America: The geographic area of Latin America in general and when the specific country or countries are not indicated. It usually includes Central America, South America, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean.Coral Reefs: Marine ridges composed of living CORALS, coral skeletons, calcareous algae, and other organisms, mixed with minerals and organic matter. They are found most commonly in tropical waters and support other animal and plant life.Anthozoa: A class in the phylum CNIDARIA, comprised mostly of corals and anemones. All members occur only as polyps; the medusa stage is completely absent.Palau: A republic consisting of a group of about 100 islands and islets in the western Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Koror. Under Spain it was administered as a part of the Caroline Islands but was sold to Germany in 1899. Seized by Japan in 1914, it was taken by the Allies in World War II in 1944. In 1947 it became part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, became internally self-governing in 1980, obtained independent control over its foreign policy (except defense) in 1986, and achieved total independence October 1, 1994. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p915; telephone communication with Randy Flynn, Board on Geographic Names, 17 January 1995)Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Perciformes: The most diversified of all fish orders and the largest vertebrate order. It includes many of the commonly known fish such as porgies, croakers, sunfishes, dolphin fish, mackerels, TUNA, etc.Indian Ocean: A body of water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the earth, extending amidst Africa in the west, Australia in the east, Asia in the north, and Antarctica in the south. Including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, it constitutes the third largest ocean after the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the PACIFIC OCEAN. (New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia, 15th ed, 1990, p289)FloridaCD-I: An optical disk storage system used on specialized players that combine the functions of computer and CD player in a self-contained box, designed to be connected to a television set and a home stereo for video and sound output. The player is controlled with a hand-held remote unit resembling a television remote control. (J Allied Health 1993 Winter;22(1):131-8)United StatesTrustees: Board members of an institution or organization who are entrusted with the administering of funds and the directing of policy.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Architecture as Topic: The art and science of designing buildings and structures. More generally, it is the design of the total built environment, including town planning, urban design, and landscape architecture.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Jewelry: Objects of precious metal usually containing gems and worn to enhance personal appearance. Health concerns include possible contamination from lead content or bacteria.ColombiaCaricatures as Topic: Portraying in a critical or facetious way a real individual or group, or a figure representing a social, political, ethnic, or racial type. The effect is usually achieved through distortion or exaggeration of characteristics. (Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing, 2d ed)Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)CaricaturesPortraits as Topic: Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. (From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)PaintingsCommon Dolphins: The genus Delphinus, in the family Delphinidae, consisting of two species of DOLPHINS. They are multicolored, with a characteristic yellow-tan criss-cross hourglass pattern behind the eyes.Academies and Institutes: Organizations representing specialized fields which are accepted as authoritative; may be non-governmental, university or an independent research organization, e.g., National Academy of Sciences, Brookings Institution, etc.Great BritainNational Academy of Sciences (U.S.): A United States organization of distinguished scientists and engineers established for the purpose of investigating and reporting upon any subject of art or science as requested by any department of government. The National Research Council organized by NAS serves as the principal operating agency to stimulate and support research.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Education, Medical, Undergraduate: The period of medical education in a medical school. In the United States it follows the baccalaureate degree and precedes the granting of the M.D.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Air Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to air travel. It includes the physiologic and psychologic beneficial or adverse effects.Malaria, Falciparum: Malaria caused by PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM. This is the severest form of malaria and is associated with the highest levels of parasites in the blood. This disease is characterized by irregularly recurring febrile paroxysms that in extreme cases occur with acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations.Disease Eradication: Termination of all transmission of infection by global extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment (From Porta, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed).Antimalarials: Agents used in the treatment of malaria. They are usually classified on the basis of their action against plasmodia at different stages in their life cycle in the human. 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(Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Orgasm: The climax of sexual excitement in either humans or animals.New York CityLove: Affection; in psychiatry commonly refers to pleasure, particularly as it applies to gratifying experiences between individuals.Feedback: A mechanism of communication within a system in that the input signal generates an output response which returns to influence the continued activity or productivity of that system.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Feedback, Psychological: A mechanism of information stimulus and response that may control subsequent behavior, cognition, perception, or performance. 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It does not include leave for care of siblings, parents, or other family members: for this FAMILY LEAVE is available.Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is non-susceptible to the action of METHICILLIN. The mechanism of resistance usually involves modification of normal or the presence of acquired PENICILLIN BINDING PROTEINS.Staphylococcus aureus: Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.Staphylococcal Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.Methicillin Resistance: Non-susceptibility of a microbe to the action of METHICILLIN, a semi-synthetic penicillin derivative.ScandinaviaMiddle East: The region of southwest Asia and northeastern Africa usually considered as extending from Libya on the west to Afghanistan on the east. 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Relationships of fasting and postload glucose levels to sex and alcohol consumption. Are American Diabetes Association criteria biased against detection of diabetes in women? (1/539)

OBJECTIVE: To compare, in men and women, the prevalence of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes assessed using criteria from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and to investigate risk factors associated with fasting and 2-h postload plasma glucose. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data from two companion surveys of Europeans, South Asians, and Afro-Caribbeans in west London were used. A total of 4,367 men and women aged 40-64 years who were not known to have diabetes underwent an oral glucose tolerance test after an overnight fast. The prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes was estimated using the ADA (fasting plasma glucose > or = 7.0 mmol/l) and WHO (2-h postload glucose > or = 11.1 mmol/l) criteria for epidemiologic studies. The association of body fat and usual alcohol intake with plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence was assessed. RESULTS: Compared with the WHO criterion, the ADA criterion gave a higher prevalence of diabetes in men (6.4 vs. 4.7%) but a lower prevalence in women (3.3 vs. 4.2%). In Afro-Caribbeans, the sex difference in diabetes prevalence was reversed. Women had significantly lower fasting glucose than men despite higher 2-h glucose levels. Alcohol intake was positively associated with fasting glucose in men and women but not with 2-h glucose levels. CONCLUSIONS: The new ADA criterion, based on fasting glucose alone, does not take account of sex differences in metabolic response to fasting or possible artifactual effects on fasting glucose. With the ADA criterion, alcohol intake was a significant risk factor for diabetes in our study population; this was not the case with the WHO criterion.  (+info)

Standardized comparison of glucose intolerance in west African-origin populations of rural and urban Cameroon, Jamaica, and Caribbean migrants to Britain. (2/539)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of glucose intolerance in genetically similar African-origin populations within Cameroon and from Jamaica and Britain. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subjects studied were from rural and urban Cameroon or from Jamaica, or were Caribbean migrants, mainly Jamaican, living in Manchester, England. Sampling bases included a local census of adults aged 25-74 years in Cameroon, districts statistically representative in Jamaica, and population registers in Manchester. African-Caribbean ethnicity required three grandparents of this ethnicity. Diabetes was defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) 1985 criteria using a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (2-h > or = 11.1 mmol/l or hypoglycemic treatment) and by the new American Diabetes Association criteria (fasting glucose > or = 7.0 mmol/l or hypoglycemic treatment). RESULTS: For men, mean BMIs were greatest in urban Cameroon and Manchester (25-27 kg/m2); in women, these were similarly high in urban Cameroon and Jamaica and highest in Manchester (27-28 kg/m2). The age-standardized diabetes prevalence using WHO criteria was 0.8% in rural Cameroon, 2.0% in urban Cameroon, 8.5% in Jamaica, and 14.6% in Manchester, with no difference between sexes (men: 1.1%, 1.0%, 6.5%, 15.3%, women: 0.5%, 2.8%, 10.6%, 14.0%), all tests for trend P < 0.001. Impaired glucose tolerance was more frequent in Jamaica. CONCLUSIONS: The transition in glucose intolerance from Cameroon to Jamaica and Britain suggests that environment determines diabetes prevalence in these populations of similar genetic origin.  (+info)

Health services research in the English-speaking Caribbean 1984-93: a quantitative review. (3/539)

Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health services is important for all countries, especially those with limited resources. This study aimed to evaluate the volume and quality of health services research (HSR) conducted in one developing region, the English-speaking Caribbean. Data were abstracted from all 770 abstracts describing presentations at the annual scientific meetings of the Commonwealth Caribbean Medical Research Council for the decade 1984 to 1993. Of these, 341 abstracts were judged to report health services research and were from the English-speaking Caribbean. Hospital services were evaluated in 240 (70%) reports while primary health services were evaluated in only 90 (26%). Most hospital-based studies evaluated the use and outcome of medical and surgical services through the collection of case series and cohorts of cases, with a median sample size of 104 (interquartile range 38 to 320). Evaluations at primary level were more likely to evaluate need or demand for services, were more likely to report cross sectional surveys or randomized trials and included larger numbers of subjects (median 343, interquartile range 121 to 661). Patient-based measures of health status and measures of resource use were not often reported at either primary or secondary level. Estimation and hypothesis testing were infrequently employed in data analysis. A large proportion of the research presented could be classified as HSR but measures are needed to increase the motivation for research into primary care and to improve skills in HSR study design, conduct and analysis among those presently conducting research.  (+info)

Little evidence of HLA-G mRNA polymorphism in Caucasian or Afro-Caribbean populations. (4/539)

HLA-G is a nonclassical class I MHC molecule of unknown function expressed on human trophoblast. The level of polymorphism at the HLA-G locus is of considerable importance, since the paternally inherited gene product is exposed to the maternal immune system during pregnancy. However, previous studies of HLA-G polymorphism using genomic DNA samples have produced conflicting results. Our aim was to investigate polymorphism in trophoblast HLA-G mRNA from pregnancies in ten Caucasian and twelve Afro-Caribbean women by RT-PCR. A similar PCR protocol was also applied to umbilical cord blood genomic DNA from two Caucasian and two Afro-Caribbean neonates. Caucasian cDNA yielded only two different sequences: G*01011, and one containing a previously reported synonymous substitution. Afro-Caribbean samples yielded these sequences as well as one previously reported conservative (leucine-to-isoleucine) substitution. PCR amplification from genomic DNA samples from both populations using previously published primer pairs generated sequences containing multiple substitutions, many of which were nonsynonymous. More than two sequences were produced from genomic DNA from each individual. In contrast, amplification from the same genomic DNA using new primers complementary to exons of the HLA-G gene yielded the same few sequences generated from cDNA. These results suggest that polymorphism at the HLA-G locus is extremely limited in Caucasian and Afro-Caribbean populations. This suggests that spurious polymorphism has been reported in African Americans due to the use of intron-complementary PCR primers on genomic DNA samples. The monomorphic nature of HLA-G may allow trophoblast to carry out the immunological functions of class I-bearing tissues without compromising successful pregnancy.  (+info)

Seroprevalence of human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) in countries of Southeast Asia compared to the USA, the Caribbean and Africa. (5/539)

Seroprevalence of HHV-8 has been studied in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad, Jamaica and the USA, in both healthy individuals and those infected with HIV. Seroprevalence was found to be low in these countries in both the healthy and the HIV-infected populations. This correlates with the fact that hardly any AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma has been reported in these countries. In contrast, the African countries of Ghana, Uganda and Zambia showed high seroprevalences in both healthy and HIV-infected populations. This suggests that human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) may be either a recently introduced virus or one that has extremely low infectivity. Nasopharyngeal and oral carcinoma patients from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka who have very high EBV titres show that only 3/82 (3.7%) have antibody to HHV-8, demonstrating that there is little, if any, cross-reactivity between antibodies to these two gamma viruses.  (+info)

Association between the C825T polymorphism of the G protein beta3-subunit gene and hypertension in blacks. (6/539)

A polymorphism (C825T) of the G protein beta3-subunit gene has been associated with low renin hypertension in whites. The aim of this study was to examine the C825T polymorphism in relation to hypertension in a population-based study of black people of African origin who have high prevalence of low renin, salt-sensitive hypertension. A total of 428 men and women, aged 40 to 59 years (270 Caribbeans and 158 West Africans), who took part in a population-based survey were studied. All were blacks and first-generation immigrants. The C825T polymorphism was detected by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction-enzyme digestion. The prevalence of hypertension (supine blood pressures >/=160 systolic and/or 95 mm Hg diastolic or on drug therapy) was 43%. The distribution of the genotypes (CC, CT, and TT) was in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium with observed frequencies of 4.0% (n=17), 33.6% (n=144), and 62.4% (n=267), respectively. Allele frequencies were 20.8% for C and 79.2% for T. No difference was detected between Caribbeans and West Africans. A 3-fold higher risk of hypertension was found among the carriers of the T variant both as heterozygotes (odds ratio [OR], 3.43 [95% CI, 0.94 to 12.4]) and homozygotes (OR, 3.87 [95% CI, 1. 09 to 13.8]). The estimate of effect and the blood pressure values in the groups carrying the T variant suggested a dominant model for the T allele. This was confirmed by a significant association between the T allele and hypertension (OR, 3.71 [95% CI, 1.05 to 13. 1]), even when adjusted for age, sex, and body mass index (OR, 4.14 [95% CI, 1.11 to 15.4]). The study shows, for the first time, a high frequency of the 825T allele in black people, and it provides evidence that the T allele may be a susceptibility factor for the development of hypertension in blacks. Given the high frequency of the T allele, even a 2-fold increased risk of hypertension among the carriers of the T allele might account for 44% of the cases of hypertension in blacks.  (+info)

Incidence of gonorrhoea diagnosed in GUM clinics in South Thames (west) region. (7/539)

OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence of gonorrhoea diagnosed in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in South Thames (West) between 1995 and 1996, and how it changed among population subgroups. SETTINGS AND SUBJECTS: Cases of uncomplicated and complicated gonorrhoea diagnosed at 13 GUM clinics in the former South Thames West (STW) Regional Health Authority that reported disaggregate data to the South Thames GUM Clinic Collaborative STD Surveillance Scheme. METHODS: Annual incidence rates (per 100,000) of gonorrhoea diagnoses by sex, age group, ethnic group, area of residence, and year were calculated. Poisson regression models were used to calculate risk ratios (RR) to describe the key differences in the variation of gonorrhoea cases by these variables. Relative differences in the incidence of diagnosed gonorrhoea between 1995 and 1996 were investigated by including an interaction between year and the other variables (age group, sex, ethnic group, region) and testing whether any were significant using a likelihood ratio test. RESULTS: Area of residence, sex, age group, and ethnic group were key predictors of the rates of diagnosed gonorrhoea. The risk ratio for gonorrhoea (after adjustment for the other variables) was: 13 times higher among blacks than the white population; twice as high in inner London compared with outer London; and three times lower in the "shire" region compared with outer London. The rate of diagnosed gonorrhoea was significantly higher in the black population in the shire region than the inner London white population. The rate of gonorrhoea diagnosed by GUM clinics from 1995 to 1996 almost doubled in the white population aged 15-44 years, from 16 cases per 100,000 to 30 cases per 100,000 (adjusted RR 2.0, 95% CI 1.6 to 2.4), whereas increased rates in the black and Asian/other ethnic groups were not statistically significant (adjusted RR 1.1, 95% CI 0.9 to 1.4; and 1.4, 95% CI 0.7 to 2.7 respectively). CONCLUSION: The observed increase in gonorrhoea between 1995 and 1996 occurred mostly among heterosexual white men and women. Overall, the rates of gonorrhoea among young people, especially in the black population and in inner London represent a significant public health problem that may merit further targeted interventions, the effectiveness of which could be monitored through further development of routine surveillance data.  (+info)

Screening for depression in African-Caribbean elders. (8/539)

BACKGROUND: There are increasing numbers of older African-Caribbeans in the UK. Primary care staff often feel less confident about diagnosing depression in this group. Screening instruments may assist in making diagnoses in cross-cultural consultations. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of screening instruments for depression in older African-Caribbean people in Manchester, UK. METHODS: We carried out a two-stage study to compare three screening instruments for depression (Geriatric Depression Scale, Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards, Caribbean Culture Specific Screen), with a computerized diagnostic interview for mental health disorders in older adults (Geriatric Mental State). The study was set in inner-city Manchester. The subjects were community-resident African-Caribbeans aged 60 years and over; 227 subjects were approached. Of the 160 people screened, 130 agreed to diagnostic interview. The main outcome measures were Spearman correlation coefficients; these were calculated between each screening instrument and the diagnostic interview. Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used to determine appropriate sensitivity and specificity for each instrument. RESULTS: The results for the largest subgroup, the Jamaicans (n = 96/130), demonstrated highly significant correlations between screening instruments and diagnostic interview (P < 0.001). Each instrument had a high sensitivity: Brief Assessment Schedule depression cards (cut-off > or =6; sensitivity 90.9% (95% CI 58.8-99.8), specificity 82.1% (95% CI 74.0-90.3)), Caribbean Culture Specific Screen (cut-off > or =6; sensitivity 90.9% (95% CI 58.8-99.8), specificity 74.1% (95% CI 64.8-83.4)), and Geriatric Depression Scale (cut-off > or =4; sensitivity 100% (95% CI 97.1-100), specificity 69.1% (95% CI 59.6-79.2)). CONCLUSIONS: These screening instruments demonstrate high sensitivity levels, if an appropriate cut-off point is used. The culture-specific instrument did not perform better than the traditional instruments. Health professionals should approach the consultation in a culturally sensitive manner and use the validated instrument they are most familiar with.  (+info)

*Caribbean region of Colombia

The Caribbean region of Colombia or Caribbean coast region is in the north of Colombia and is mainly composed of eight ... Caribbean South America Caribbean natural region (in Spanish) MEMO: Natural Regions of Colombia Memo.com.co Accessed 22 August ... www.ocaribe.org/region/region.htm (in Spanish) Luis Angel Arango Library: Colombian Caribbean. ... The Caribbean region coast extends from the Gulf of Urabá to the Gulf of Venezuela. Straddling the coast are Colombia's two ...

*Little League World Series (Caribbean Region)

The Caribbean Region is a region that competes in the Little League World Series. The Caribbean region was first given an ... Caribbean teams competed for a berth in the LLWS in the Latin American region. A team from Curaçao won the first nine Caribbean ... The list below lists each country's participant in the Caribbean Little League Region Tournament. That year's winner is ... The most recent champion of the region is a team from Curaçao. Curaçao's Pabao Little League won the 2004 Little League World ...

*Senior League World Series (Caribbean Region)

The region's participation in the SLWS dates back to 2017. The region was the result of the Latin America region splinting in ... Caribbean Region in other Little League divisions Little League - Latin America Little League - Mexico Little League - ... The Senior League World Series Caribbean Region is one of six International regions that currently sends teams to the World ... Caribbean Intermediate League - Latin America Junior League - Latin America Big League - Latin America Senior League Baseball ...

*Caribbean natural region

The Caribbean region is mostly lowland plains extending from the northern reaches of the Colombian Andes to the Caribbean Sea ... The Caribbean region contains 6 subregions which differ in certain natural aspects. The Guajira Peninsula is the most northerly ... The Caribbean savanna extends from the delta west toward the Sinú River. A small range of mountains called the Montes de María ... The main river is the Magdalena which is fully navigable in the region and a major path for the flow of shipments to and from ...

*South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

Bordering the Caribbean Sea, it contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast. Nicaragua portal North Caribbean Coast ... South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Sur, pronounced [reˈxjon au̯ˈtonoma ðe la ... Autonomous Region The autonomous regions of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast From Conflict to Autonomy in Nicaragua: Lessons Learnt ...

*North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

The North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (Spanish: Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte, pronounced [reˈxjon au̯ˈtonoma ... for North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region), or RAAN (for its former name of Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte), is one of ... Bonanza Prinzapolka Puerto Cabezas Rosita Siuna Waslala Waspam Mulukuku South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region Nicaragua ... It contains part of the region known as the Mosquito Coast. The RACCN has a Regional Council made up of representatives of ...

*Bonanza, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

Bonanza, Nicaragua (Spanish pronunciation: [boˈnansa]) is a municipality in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of ...

*Los Ángeles, South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region

Los Ángeles is a town in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua. Coordinates: 12°13′N 83°46′W / 12.217°N ...

*Geology of North America

1990). The Caribbean Region. Decade of North American Geology, Volume H (2nd ed.). Boulder: Geological Society of America. ISBN ... The Colorado Plateau is a stable region dating back at least 600 million years. As a relative lowland, it had been a site of ... 1988). "Chapter 26: Region 23, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain". In Back, William; Rosenshein, Joseph; Seaber, Paul. The Geology ... Orogenies in the surrounding provinces have had little effect on the craton, making it an epeirogenic region, and, as such, the ...

*2008 Copa Colombia

Teams from Caribbean region. Teams from Antioquia and Risaralda. Teams from the northeastern part of Colombia. Teams from ... Teams from Pacific Region of Colombia. Teams from Central-Western part of the country . Phase II began on August 27 and ended ...

*Erwinia papayae

... in the Caribbean region. Acta Horticulturae 740, 79-92 Ramachandran, K., Manaf, U. A., Zakaria, L. (2015) Molecular ... 2004), and has since spread to papaya growing countries worldwide-from the Caribbean to South America to South East Asia ( ...

*Education in Haiti

Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Retrieved 19 November 2012. [6] Henriette Lunde. Youth and Education in Haiti - ... Given the concern about European influence in the Caribbean prior to World War I it is not surprising that Occupation forces ... "Education and Society in Haiti 1804-1843." Caribbean Quarterly 2004: 14. JSTOR Journals. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. Clément J. History ... average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean countries. The country faces shortages in educational supplies and ...

*Mount Eagle (U.S. Virgin Islands)

"Island High Points of the Caribbean Region". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2011-09-18. ...

*Bordeaux Mountain

"Island High Points of the Caribbean Region". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2011-09-18. ...

*Río Matilde

USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - Caribbean Region (1974). ... is approximately one mile long and empties into the Caribbean ...

*Chagasia bathana

The anopheline mosquitoes of the Caribbean Region. The National Institute of Health Bulletin 179, 195 pp. Knight, K. L. and R. ...

*Crown Mountain (United States Virgin Islands)

"Island High Points of the Caribbean Region". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2011-09-18. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the- ...

*Abbey School, Trinidad and Tobago

Other boarders came from the Caribbean region..Venezuela, Colombia, British and Dutch Guyanas, Barbados, Curacao, Martinique, ... It led to the creation of the Aqua Lads swimming team which became a competitive force in Trinidad and the Caribbean area. The ... Financial challenges began to appear in the 1970s as the caribbean area economy began to face serious inflation related issues ...

*S.V. Transvaal

Although Transvaal were unable to proceed past the rounds of the Caribbean region in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup during the ... Caribbean) v. Maple Club - 2:0, 2:1 Second Round (Caribbean) v. Santos - 2:0, 3:1 Third Round (Caribbean) v. Racing CH - ... Caribbean) v. Red Star - Red Star Withdrew Second Round (Caribbean) v. Prakash - 0:0, 1:0 USA/Caribbean playoff v. Seattle ... Caribbean) v. Juventus - 5:0, 4:0 Second Round (Caribbean) v. UNDEBA - 5:1, 1:2 Third Round (Caribbean) v. Robinhood - 2:2, 1:0 ...

*Simarouba amara

Moses Kairo, Bibi Ali, Oliver Cheesman, Karen Haysom and Sean Murphy (2003). "Invasive Species Threats in the Caribbean Region ... It has been introduced to the islands of Dominica and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea, becoming naturalised in Puerto Rico. On ... found in the rainforests and savannahs of South and Central America and the Caribbean. It was first described by Aublet in ...

*Elmira (gastropod)

Kiel S. & Hansen B. T. (2015). "Cenozoic Methane-Seep Faunas of the Caribbean Region". PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140788. doi:10.1371/ ...

*Vallenato

It primarily comes from the Colombia's Caribbean region. Vallenato literally means "born in the valley". The valley influencing ... It was used by the aborigines to imitate the song of the guacharaco, a bird from the region, to hunt and perform dancing rites ... Because they traveled from town to town and the region lacked rapid communications, these farmers served as bearers of news for ... Don Clemente Quintero - a prominent member from the region's elite - was a lover of this music, usually accompanied by liquor, ...

*Bathynerita

"Cenozoic Methane-Seep Faunas of the Caribbean Region". PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140788. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140788. Clarke A. H ...

*Enyucado

... is from the Caribbean region of Colombia. In this area cassava is also eaten roasted, fried or boiled. It is sometimes ...

*Siemens Mexico

... as well as countries in the Caribbean region. "CEO of Siemens Mesoamerica, Louise Goeser Praises Mexico and Workers in Mexico ...

*Hurricane Inez

After entering the Caribbean, Inez briefly weakened before restrengthening, attaining peak sustained winds of 150 mph (240 km/h ... Salt spray damaged crops in the region, and there was $5 million in damage and four deaths. In the Straits of Florida, Inez ... Hurricane Inez was a major hurricane that affected the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and Mexico in 1966. It was the first storm ... It weakened rapidly over the region's high terrain, dissipating on October 11. The unusual track of Inez marked the first time ...
Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, co-Editors in Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diaseases, contemplate the recent rises in various vector-borne NTDs around the world. In 2013 both chikungunya and Zika virus infection are believed to have first emerged in the Western Hemisphere where both viruses now affect much of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean region and also threaten the United States. Chikungunya made its first appearance on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Martin at the end of 2013 and has since spread throughout much of the Americas, including the first locally acquired case in Texas reported this year. Similarly, molecular clock studies indicate that Zika probably first entered the Americas between May and December of 2013 before also spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region, and there are fears that transmission of Zika might start by later this summer in the continental US.. While the rapid dissemination of these arbovirus infections in the Western ...
The rate at which the Caribbean corals have been declining is truly alarming…They are a major oceanic ecosystem, this is a tragedy that must be reversed," says Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCNs Global Marine and Polar Programme. But the study, Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012, "brings some very encouraging news: the fate of Caribbean corals is not beyond our control and there are some very concrete steps that we can take to help them recover ...
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Please check back later for the full article.Yellow fever was one of the most dreaded diseases in the Caribbean region from its first appearance in the 1650s until the confirmation of its spread via the bites of infected mosquitos in 1900. Fear of the disease resulted from not just its high mortality rate, but also the horrifying manner in which it killed its victims: after several days of fever, chills, and body aches, the skin and eyes of those who were most seriously infected would turn yellow as their livers failed, they would bleed from the eyes and nose, and they would succumb to the vomiting of coagulated blood. Because the virus caused only mild symptoms in children and a single episode confers lifetime immunity, the disease did not heavily impact natives of the region. Instead, it was newcomers in the Caribbean who suffered the worst ravages.
The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent some of the most common infections of the poorest people living in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC). Because they primarily afflict the disenfranchised poor as well as selected indigenous populations and people of African descent, the NTDs in LAC are largely forgotten diseases even though their collective disease burden may exceed better known conditions such as of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria. Based on their prevalence and healthy life years lost from disability, hookworm infection, other soil-transmitted helminth infections, and Chagas disease are the most important NTDs in LAC, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, trachoma, leprosy, and lymphatic filariasis. On the other hand, for some important NTDs, such as leptospirosis and cysticercosis, complete disease burden estimates are not available. The NTDs in LAC geographically concentrate in 11 different sub-regions, each with a distinctive human and environmental ecology
The latest reports explaining how five women have died from bacterial infections after taking the RU-486 abortion pill is further evidence of the abortion industrys pursuit of a reckless path of destruction that leaves millions of victims dead in its wake," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "How many more women and preborn children must die before this lethal drug is taken off of the market?". American Life League has been a steadfast opponent of RU-486 and has repeatedly demanded its recall. After the much publicized death of Holly Patterson, the 18-year old California girl who died after taking the RU-486 pill she obtained from a Planned Parenthood clinic, American Life League led the charge in opposing the drug.. "This drug has no beneficial qualities," said Brown. "Its one and only purpose is to end the life of a preborn child. As we are seeing more and more, this deadly concoction not only kills the baby, but can kill the mother as well. The abortion industry seems to ...
A $1 syphilis test, whose development was brokered by UNU-BIOLAC, will make diagnosis readily available throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969. Since its beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community. In order to meet the expanding international nature of the Society and to address specific needs in various areas of the world, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969. Since its beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community. In order to meet the expanding international nature of the Society and to address specific needs in various areas of the world, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.
JAMPROs President Diane Edwards explained that it was critical for the regions investment promotion agencies to collaborate and build each countrys capacity to attract greater investments. She said, "JAMPRO is committed to working with CAIPAs Board members to market investment in regional value chains and collaborative investment projects. The heightened global tourism interest in the region affords us an opportunity to work togetherto strengthen the business brand of the Caribbean region. We look forward to creating a stronger alliance with our partners, and creating the opportunities to do business." ...
Impact of specimen source on detection of ZIKV RNA.The specimen types most frequently cited for ZIKV RNA detection have been plasma or serum, with viral titers of 5.0 × 100 to 3.7 × 106 copies/ml (mean of 9.9 × 104 copies/ml) being determined with the CDC Trioplex ZIKV rRT-PCR for serum samples collected within the first 7 days PSO (59). A 2016 longitudinal study of travelers returning from the Caribbean region or Central or South America showed prolonged detection of ZIKV in WB samples, compared to plasma or serum samples, with median durations of ZIKV viremia of 22 days versus 10 days. Comparison of the last ZIKV-rRT-PCR-positive samples for those patients showed that viral loads were 2.7 to 3.9 log copies/ml in WB and 2.2 to 2.8 log copies/ml in plasma, suggesting that WB may be a more sensitive ZIKV source than other blood fractions (60). While WB appears to be the optimal specimen type for ZIKV rRT-PCR, challenges associated with its long-term storage and extraction have limited the ...
The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners. Considered the "third border" of the United States, the Caribbean is a vital part of our efforts to counter organized crime and illicit trafficking, support democracy throughout the Western hemisphere, strengthen energy security, and create jobs through increased trade and investment. A secure and stable Caribbean contributes to a safer and more prosperous United States by securing the U.S. border, protecting U.S. citizens abroad, and increasing opportunities for U.S. exports. The United States will continue to work with the Caribbean region to support commitments in the multi-year strategy; encourage private sector-led growth and job creation; reduce energy costs through diversification, regulatory reform, ...
Caribbean Integration Law offers an in depth legal analysis of the two main regional organizations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organisation of Eastern ... More. Caribbean Integration Law offers an in depth legal analysis of the two main regional organizations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). It examines the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC), the Revised Treaty of Basseterre (RTB) and their respective trade regimes, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and the OECS Economic Union. It subjects both treaties to sustained, holistic and comparative legal analysis, including analysis of related developments in international institutional law, EU law, and WTO law. Commencing with a review of the historical and economic foundations of Caribbean regional integration, the book fleshes out the potential scope of the legal systems created by the RTC, the RTB, and related treaties. It explores the ...
Corals with high levels of total lipids are known to have increased resilience potential to bleaching, and lipid class management may shed further light on why some species are more resilient to, or...
A new syndrome in sea fans Gorgonia ventalina consisting of multifocal purple spots (MFPS) has been observed in the Caribbean Sea. Surveys of MFPS on sea fans were conducted from 2006 to 2010 at a shallow and deep site in La Parguera, Puerto Rico (PR
The novel bromotriterpene polyethers aplysqualenol A (1) and B (2) have been isolated from the Caribbean sea slug Aplysia dactylomela, collected in Puerto Rico, and their structures and relative configurational assignments established from spectroscopic data aided by quantum mechanical calculations of NMR chemical shifts. Although both these compounds may be conceived as polyoxacyclic derivatives of the C30 squalene skeleton, it is notable that 1 and 2 each possess an unprecedented C15-to-C24 flexible chain of (14S*) spatial disposition that contains a unique ether bridge between C16 and C19. Biological activity screening tests revealed that, although aplysqualenol A (1) does not have significant antiinfective properties, it possesses potent antitumoral and antiviral activities. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009) ...
But there also appear to be both genetic and environmental influences. The African diaspora offers insight revealing a progression of obesity rates and cardiovascular risk as migration progressed. Women of African ancestry living in rural Africa have relatively low rates of obesity and CV risk. Populations of women of African ancestry living in African urban areas have higher rates of obesity and CV risk. Women with essentially the same genetic background living further west in Caribbean countries have even higher rates. And women of African ancestry living in the United States have much higher rates of obesity and CV risk.8 Obesity rates among these African-American women, especially in the south, have risen dramatically in the last few years.. These data suggest a potential underlying racial/gender difference in a tendency to obesity that is only expressed in an environment that fosters lower physical activity and a higher intake of calorie-dense foods. The environmental influences likely ...
EU-LAC Health Conference: Proceeding to the next step of health research cooperation between the European Union, Latin American and Caribbean Countries (Brussels, June 2015) ...
By Olaf StorbeckLONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Sundays election will turn Germany into Jamaica. A coalition resembling the colours of the Caribbean countrys flag - black for Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives, yellow for the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), plus the Greens - is the only viable option for a majority in the German parliament. Europes largest economy is facing a period of weak and unstable government.Though Merkel will return for a fourth term, her Christian Democratic Union and its current coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), suffered their worst electoral result in postwar history. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) more than doubled its share of the vote compared with 2013 and is now the countrys third-largest party. The SPD will lick its wounds in opposition. So Merkel will need to team up with smaller parties.The FDPs return to parliament means that a group with semi-eurosceptic views is likely to be a core pillar of the next government. Party
We now turn from a more abstract discussion of legal and faith-based principles to practical application of criteria for capacity to marry.. If an assessment were requested, the clinician could rely on criteria articulated in the literature, with appropriate, culturally competent interpretation for the Caribbean. To develop a framework for culturally based assessment, a clinical example may be useful. Relevant case studies in the English-speaking Caribbean are scant. However, for this discussion, we derive an example compiled from our collective clinical experience in the Caribbean context.. A clinician was called to consult about a patient after a suicide attempt by ingestion of Gramoxone (an organophosphate used as herbicide). Gramoxone ingestion is one of the most common means of attempted and completed suicide in some Caribbean countries10 and, unfortunately, it is extremely lethal.11 The patient was in acute distress and vomiting profusely; there was objective evidence of autonomic ...
Now Aristide, the most popular president the Caribbean country had in more than a centuries, is forbidden to go back by invaders lead by USA, France and Brazil, yet they allow the penultimate dictator to return ...
MDS for various taxa between the different Caribbean countries or subregions.SCar: Southern Caribbean (red), SWCar: Southwestern Caribbean (blue), ECar: Eastern
During the month of October 2014, Brother Alois and four other brothers spent several weeks visiting four Caribbean countries. Many young people (...)
Known as "The Great Killer" and "The White Plague," few diseases influenced American life as much as tuberculosis. Sufferers migrated to mountain or desert climates believed to ameliorate symptoms. Architects designed homes with sleeping porches and verandas so sufferers could spend time in the open air. The disease even developed its own consumer culture complete with invalid beds, spittoons, sputum collection devices, and disinfectants. The "preventorium," an institution designed to protect children from the ravages of the disease, emerged in this era of Progressive ideals in public health. ...
Chris Ware (Hi-Fructose Vol. 3) tells tales from his youth and talks about his work with Ira Glass on NPRs This American Life.. ...
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The Caribbean Public Health Agency was legally established in July 2011 by an Inter-Governmental Agreement signed by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and began operation in January 2013.
age - becoming around the age of forty (above twenty five for men and women of south Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or black African origin, even if you had been born in the united kingdom) genetics - having a close relative With all the ailment, like a parent, brother or sister body weight - staying overweight or obese Folks of south Asian and African-Caribbean origin also have an elevated hazard of building troubles of diabetes, like cardiovascular disease, in a younger age than the rest of the population ...
Since August 23rd of this year I have interacted daily with our American Health Care system and often done so to the exclusion of virtually all other business. It is not undercover reporting, and it is not an expert study of the field, but since that day, when my father slid, seemingly benignly, out of his bed and onto the floor of his home, I have experienced with growing amazement and with multiplying anger, the true state of our hospitals, our doctors offices, our insurance businesses, our pharmacies.. My fathers story as a patient and mine as a secondary participant and a primary witness has been eye-opening and jaw-dropping. And we are among the utterly lucky ones, a fact that, by itself, is terrifying and infuriating.. And thus tonight, for all those who we have met along the way, those with whom we have shared the last two months inside the belly of the beast, and for everyone in this country who will be here and right soon tonight, Countdown will be devoted entirely to a Special ...
Study Number: SA-010-002-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1978. Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society. Bibliographic Citation: Quality of American life, 1978. [machine-readable data file] / Campbell, Angus [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].. Originating Archive Number: 7762. Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus. Documentation: 2 vol. hard copy codebooks.. Abstract: This study is a continuation of the Quality of American Life, 1971, dataset . A national sample was drawn which included many respondents from the 1971 survey. The scope and content of the 1978 study is basically the same as in 1971. Respondents were asked questions about housing, city and neighborhood, nation, friends, family and marriage, education, health, employment, leisure activities, and financial status. In addition to broad questions about satisfaction with each of these areas, there are also questions about life (in general) ...
There is no longer any doubt about the business Planned Parenthood has engaged in with StemExpress and possibly others in using baby body parts for clinical research and experimentation. The published quotations that the Center for Medical Progress has posted, excerpted from the latest video featuring StemExpress employees discussing the brain tissue of preborn babies, ought to give any right-thinking person the chills. But then again, it is obvious that the folks involved in the sale and acquisition of baby body parts are not right-thinking. Otherwise such transactions would not exist.. Lets look at an example.. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has argued that those who produced the video series attempted to "entrap doctors," and says their efforts have not succeeded. In fact, she tells us: "Women in a very few places are allowed to donate fetal tissue for lifesaving medical research, research that is developing cures for Parkinsons and for Alzheimers, ...
Mój rok w Stanach jako au pair już dawno się skończył. Niestety zostawiam tutaj niedokończony opis przygody, która już nie zostanie dopowiedziana. Czytając, wiedzcie, że nawet w tak banalnym opisie małych wypraw i wydarzeń kryje się drugie dno. Życie au pair nie codziennie jest kolorowe. Życzę wszystkim kandydatkom wytrwałości a tych, którym spodobał się blog zapraszam tam, gdzie nadal istnieję ...
NEW YORK, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm that delivers innovative and sustainable designs, today announced its region-wide promotions. The Americas ...
And today (July 11, 2012), we bring you the bizarre news that Bob Marley has had a parasite named after him. CBS News have reported that the crustacean, found in the Caribbean sea, has been named Gnathia marleyi. Paul Sikkel,...
Of in the blood interfere with vitamin D receptor binds to beneficial minerals such as heart disease and stroke. People of south Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or Middle Eastern descent are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and gastrointestinal tract.. This helps increase stability and reactivity in extracts, the synergy in herbs and supplements as being practically important.. ...
... | The American Life League, a pro-life group, created a video about the evils of Planned Parenthood. In the video, they compare Planned Parenthood to drug dealers
For most demographic groups and for the place as a complete heart illness is the prime killer, professing a total of 599,413 American life in 2009, in accordance to the Facilities for Illness Handle and Avoidance. That exact same year, the most latest 12 months for which statistics are offered, 567,628 Us citizens died of most cancers ...
Work hard, play hard and make money! This is my American Life. Enjoy life always. Make All women happy. 米国生活をエンジョイするには よく働き よく遊び そして金儲けをすること これ以外にはありません》ドリームはまだまだあります》世界中の女性を幸せにする この壮大な夢に向かってひたすらマグロのように泳ぐのです ...
Work hard, play hard and make money! This is my American Life. Enjoy life always. Make All women happy. 米国生活をエンジョイするには よく働き よく遊び そして金儲けをすること これ以外にはありません》ドリームはまだまだあります》世界中の女性を幸せにする この壮大な夢に向かってひたすらマグロのように泳ぐのです ...
There could be no other important processing for an addict than to get a drug rehab program. The programs are life-changing processes that will alter the bleak life in a vicious cycle of an addict.
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Where did the time go?Where did the time go?That expression is usually rhetorical. But do you really know where your time is going?If you are a normal human, you can identify with that question. Sometimes we check the time and are struck by how.... ...
صنعت مبلمان و دکوراسیون در ایران قدمتی طولانی دارد مقدار زیادی از اشتغال را در کشور به خود اختصاص داده است
Coral reefs are expected to be severely impacted by rising seawater temperatures associated with climate change. This study used cDNA microarrays to investigate transcriptional effects of thermal stress in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata. Embryos were exposed to 27.5°C, 29.0°C, and 31.5°C directly after fertilization. Differences in gene expression were measured after 12 and 48 hours.Results: Analysis of differentially expressed genes indicated that increased temperatures may lead to oxidative stress, apoptosis, and a structural reconfiguration of the cytoskeletal network. Metabolic processes were downregulated, and the action of histones and zinc finger-containing proteins may have played a role in the long-term regulation upon heat stress.Conclusions: Embryos responded differently depending on exposure time and temperature level. Embryos showed expression of stress-related genes already at a temperature of 29.0°C, but seemed to be able to counteract the initial response over ...
The architectural complexity of coral reefs has declined drastically over the last 40 years throughout the Caribbean. Structurally complex reefs with a rugosity of greater than 2 have been virtually lost from the entire region. Today, the flattest reefs (rugosity less than 1.5) comprise approximately 75 per cent of the total compared with approximately 20 per cent in the 1970s, with most of the increase in the proportion of flattest reefs occurring in the 2000s. The high proportion of complex reefs in the 1960s and 1970s is unlikely to result from researchers tending to visit just the most pristine reefs at this time, because less architecturally-complex categories were also well represented during this period. The loss of architectural complexity is nonlinear and has occurred over three distinct phases that coincide closely with large-scale events that have affected Caribbean reef ecosystems. The rate of decline was steepest prior to 1985. The sample sizes are small and variance high during the ...
Montastraea faveolatais a reef-building Caribbean coral that is currently listed as endangered across its range. A better understanding of the population genetic structure, genetic diversity and...
FOSTER, N. L., PARIS, C. B., KOOL, J. T., BAUMS, I. B., STEVENS, J. R., SANCHEZ, J. A., BASTIDAS, C., AGUDELO, C., BUSH, P., DAY, O., FERRARI, R., GONZALEZ, P., GORE, S., GUPPY, R., McCARTNEY, M. A., McCOY, C., MENDES, J., SRINIVASAN, A., STEINER, S., VERMEIJ, M. J. A., WEIL, E. and MUMBY, P. J. (2012), Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow. Molecular Ecology, 21: 1143-1157. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05455.x ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013. With the exception of young men, most people in Latin America and the Caribbean are living much longer today than 40 years ago. The mortality rate has dropped by at least 80 percent for children 4 years old or younger and by more than 50 percent for women between the ages of 20 and 44. For men between the ages of 15 and 19, however, the mortality rate has increased by 1 percent, largely due to deaths from road injuries and rising violence.. These are some of the findings released by the World Bank Group and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in a new report, The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy. Latin America and Caribbean Regional Edition. The report also highlights the fact that the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) faces increasing threats from chronic disease, violence, and road traffic injuries. In the region, health loss from heart disease grew by 36 percent between 1990 and 2010, while interpersonal ...
R. M. Goll; Classification and phylogeny of Cenozoic Trissocyclidae (Radiolaria) in the Pacific and Caribbean basins, part II. Journal of Paleontology ; 43 (2): 322-339. doi: Download citation file:. ...
Diabetes, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, is a risk factor for increased mortality and morbidity. Its multi-functional complications, in the short and long term, are a serious problems for the global public health. Millions of patients, the world over, suffer Diabetes, a chronic and degenerative disease without treatments today. America, and particularly the Caribbean and Central America Region, is seriously affected despite the efforts of the Public Health Systems. Caribbean Region presented nearly twice the incidence and prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes when compared with the rest of the Americas. Today stem cells are emerging as a valid alternative of treatment. In vitro experiments with adult stem cells demonstrated their ability to migrate and differentiate into cells of different lineages. The bone marrow stem cells are safe, effective and have a lot of scientific evidence that supports the carrying out of clinical research in phases II and III. Our ...
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969 in the USA and has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community.. WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region.. The Asia Pacific Chapter (APC) is part of an international network of Professionals who contribute to the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world.. Four or more APC directors are elected for a two year term. Directors are asked to serve on one or more committees within the WAS - APC.. The current WAS APC Board is as follows: President: Dr Farshad Shishehchian (Singapore), President Elect: Dr Endhay Kontara (Indonesia), Immediate Past President: Mr Roy Palmer (Australia), Directors: Dr Jennifer Cobcroft (Australia), Dr Brett Glencross (Australia), Mr Allen Ming-Hsun Wu (Taiwan), Dr S. Felix (India), Student Director: Ms May Myat Noe Lwin (Myanmar).. Mr Allen Wu ...
Food policies which do not address the root causes of world hunger would be bound to fail", she [the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Prof Hilal Elver] told a packed audience in Amsterdam. One billion people globally are hungry, she declared, before calling on governments to support a transition to "agricultural democracy" which would empower rural small farmers." "The 2009 global food crisis signaled the need for a turning point in the global food system", she said at the event hosted by the Transnational Institute (TNI), a leading international think tank. In the Caribbean region we are going to be affected by climate change, as we all realize, or should realize, climate change has already started affecting most countries. In the Caribbean the IPCC states By mid-century, climate change is expected to reduce water resources in many small islands, e.g. in the Caribbean and Pacific, to the point where they become insufficient to meet demand during low-rainfall ...
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the number one risk factor for illness and premature death from cardiovascular disease, and one of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean region. While high blood pressure does not cause symptoms in most cases, it can affect your important organs like your heart and kidneys and puts a person at high risk for serious long-term health problems and death, if left uncontrolled.. "This disease can cause serious health problems such as heart failure, stroke and kidney damage. Although blood pressure usually rises with age, hypertension disease is preventable and treatable. This disease may go undetected, so getting your blood pressure checked frequently is very important, so that timely treatment including lifestyle changes and/or medication can be started to reduce progress to complications" remarked Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in observance of World Hypertension Day ...
Background Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) is a major source of concern in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a small archipelago of islands in the Caribbean region. Since transmission is predominantly through sexual contact, it is important to understand the dynamics of sexual relationships in this country, including the likelihood of HIV seropositivity disclosure. Knowledge about ones partners seropositivity can guide both the sexual behaviour and HIV testing decision-making processes. The objective of the study was thus to examine factors associated with willingness to disclose HIV status in a general TCI sample, including self-reported discrimination towards HIV positive persons, which has rarely been examined in relation to disclosure. ...
Hypertension is a major health problem in the Caribbean Region. If health promotion programs are to be appropriate and effective, the clients knowledge and beliefs regarding this chronic health problem need to be identified. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge level and beliefs about hypertension among female clients...
The prevalence of resistant HIV in Aruba has increased to alarming levels, compromising the WHO-recommended first-line regimen. As adequate surveillance as advocated by the WHO is limited, the Caribbean region could face an unidentified rise of NNRTI-resistant HIV. Open access publication, drug resistance levels very high, change regimen, de oliveira
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus is an important pest of palm trees in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Southern Europe, and has been found recently in the Southern Caribbean region. R. cruentatus is a pest of ornamental palms in Florida. The larvae of these pests feed undetected inside the tree trunk, but they can be detected using acoustic technology, which enables pest managers to identify and treat infested trees. For reference information see Mankin et al. (2008) ...
The AMEP Sub-programme (Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution) concerns the assessment and management of environmental pollution and provides regional co-ordination for the implementation of the Protocol concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) and the Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region (Oil Spills Protocol).
https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1242&pictureid=9641]TEGUCIGALPA - Police seized 460 kilos of cocaine after a shootout with drug traffickers in the Caribbean region...
In the context of current concerns about health inequalities among minority ethnic groups in the UK, this paper addresses perceptions of mental health services among members of an African-Caribbean community in a South England town. Efforts to reduce health inequalities must take account of the views of local community members on the sources of those inequalities and on local health services. The statistical existence of inequalities in diagnosis and treatment of African-Caribbeans in the UK is well-established, supported by sociological explanations of these inequalities which centre on social exclusion in a variety of forms: institutional, cultural and socio-economic. However, detailed studies of the perspectives of local communities on mental health issues and services have received less attention. In this case study of community perceptions of mental health services, we find that social exclusion comprises an explanatory framework which is repeatedly invoked by community members in ...
Caribbean Sea: Caribbean Sea, suboceanic basin of the western Atlantic Ocean, lying between latitudes 9° and 22° N and longitudes 89° and 60° W. It is approximately 1,063,000 square miles
The rustic, tropical idyll of Las Galeras in the Dominican Republic offers pristine, private beaches and an easy, safe spot to unwind Like many people, when I think of the Dominican Republic, I think of the Caribbean countrys string of all-inclusive resorts, gated communities offering First World amenities and a buffer from the developing countrys issues; safe, but short on culture and individual experience. [...] when a friend raved about a sleepy seaside village called Las Galeras she had visited at the northeast tip of the republics Samana Peninsula, it sounded like the off-the-grid getaway I was looking for: an exotic, unpretentious, comfortably safe outpost that had yet to be discovered, with great beaches, friendly locals, acceptable accommodation, a few good restaurants, peace and quiet. Set in a lush tropical garden, our two-level unit has a loft bedroom with a main-floor living room and kitchen with louvered windows opening onto a patio surrounded by hibiscus. Las Galeras is a no
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Although representation for the White British is of course very good, the numbers for immigrants are understandably far smaller. Indian and Pakistani are over 3000, Black African at 2,197 students are more numerous than Black Caribbean at 1,978 which seems to indicate that the last decade of African migration has surpassed that of West Indians over 60 years. "The 2011 UK Census recorded 1,904,684 residents who identified as "Black/African/Caribbean/Black British", accounting for 3 per cent of the total UK population.[1] This was the first UK census where the number of self-reported Black African residents exceeded that of Black Caribbeans". It would be good to know which Africans are in the Black African category, and particularly what proportion is sub-Saharan. I do not see how these figures could be considered representative of their countries of origin without further comparison with good local samples. However, the figures are informative. Sub-Sarahan African intelligence test results have ...
Photo Credit: Jamie Awe". In comparison to many of its neighbors in Central America and the Caribbean, Belize has pursued a very effective and comprehensive policy of conservation in order to capitalize on the growing segment of eco-tourism. However, given the stresses of economic development, Belize is facing a difficult balancing act when it comes to determining the limits of environmental and cultural conservation.. Like most Caribbean countries, Belize is burdened with extremely high-energy costs-yet it was expected that this would change when Belize discovered deposits of oil in 2005. This recent discovery of oil has sparked a debate about the future of Belizes economic development. Earlier this year, the Belizean court stopped government plans to begin contract offshore oil deposits to inexperienced companies in the Meso American Reef-the worlds second largest barrier reef and a World Heritage Site. Due to the devastation brought by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the ...
As rescue operations continue after last weeks devastating earthquake in Haiti, simultaneous efforts are needed to support agriculture in the poor Caribbean country as the spring planting season approaches, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today.
The Caribbean is the one of the most tourism dependent regions in the world, thus travel related diseases like Zika have the huge potential to negatively affect the economies and tourism destination reputation of Caribbean countries. In fact, according to our partners, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism association (CHTA), there are already reports of travel cancellations in the Caribbean due Zika.. While Tourism related travel is the Caribbeans major economic earner, it also contributes to disease spread. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) indicated a record 26.3 million stay over tourists and 24.5M cruise ship arrivals in 2014, a 5.3 percent rise over 2013, and this trend continued in 2015. These visitors spent US$29.2 billion, another record for Caribbean tourism. The US continues to be the regions primary market, with nearly 13 million Americans, just under half of the total arrivals to the region.. However, high and increasing levels of visitor ...
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Afro-Caribbean sprinters often reach high performance levels at an early age. Adolescence is a time ofmorphological and physiological changes. This study was designed to analyze the evolution in parameters of shortsprint performance during adolescence in Afro-Caribbean boys, especially the stride number/body height ratio (SN/BH),which is at the interface of technical and morphological factors. Seventy-one 13-year-old boys performed vertical jumpsand short sprint races. The races were filmed with a view to determine stride variables. Anthropometric parameterswere also measured. The same tests were performed two years later. Body height and SN/BH were the main predictorsof sprint performance. The delta of performance was principally explained by stride length and stride number. Althoughdeterioration in technical parameters was expected, the parameters related to body size and stride length were the mainsprint performance predictors rather than explosive force. These results could be useful in ...
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This council chose Florida resident Gerard Latortue to be Prime Minister.. The U.S. government seems to expect to continue making important decisions in Haiti for a long time. Assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere Roger Noriega said the U.S. government would encourage the Government of Haiti to move forward, at the appropriate time, with restructuring and privatisation of some public sector enterprises, Paul Fenton wrote in an April 20 article on Znet.. The coup government seeks international legitimacy and aid. While the UN treats the US- and France-backed government as legitimate, the Caribbean community of nations, CARICOM, in a March 3 press release refused to recognize the new government, MercoPress reported. The African Union followed suit on March 9, stating it desired no action be taken to legitimize the rebel forces, Anthony Mitchell of the Associated Press reported.. The United Nations gathered just $7 million of the $35 million it has budgeted for aid programs in ...
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Invitation letters were mailed to 3,539 individuals. Of these, 899 individuals (25%) had moved, 561 (16%) were no longer registered, 54 (1%) had died, and 7 were pregnant. Of the remaining 2,018 individuals, 355 (18%) refused screening, 345 (possibly residing at the listed addresses) did not attend more than two appointments, and 1,318 people attended (65%). To allow comparison of prevalence across all three ethnic groups, data in Tables 1 and 2 are restricted to people aged 35-79 years (n = 1,063).. Poverty indexes were prominent; ,60% of participants reported annual incomes ,$15,000 (£10,000) (Table 1). Pakistani men were significantly younger than European and African-Caribbean men, in whom mean ages were similar. Of the three ethnic groups, Pakistani men were the shortest and most obese, African-Caribbean men were tallest, and European men were intermediate for all factors. Both the waist and hip circumferences in African-Caribbean men were significantly smaller than in European and ...
Background Previous studies show that among Black Caribbeans there is a higher prevalence of schizophrenia and higher levels of both voluntary and compulsory admissions. These suggest that Black Caribbean patients may find psychiatric services less appropriate to their needs. The aim ofthis study was to establish the satisfaction with mental...
Maria Rosaria Agostino, Francesca Aiello, and Paola Cardamone. Analysing the impact of trade preferences in gravity models. does aggregation matter? 2007. URL http://www.tradeag.eu . TRADEAG Working Paper 07/4. Accessed June 14, 2009.. Glenn C.W. Ames. An assessment of U.S. market access for traditional and nontraditional agricultural exports under the caribbean basin initiative. Journal of Agribusiness, 11(2), 1993. URL http:// ideas.repec.org/a/ags/jloagb/62337.html .. B. H. Baltagi. Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, 2001.. Clement Bosquet and Herve Boulhol. Scale-dependence of the negative binomial pseudo-maximum likeli-hood estimator. 2010. GREQAM Working paper No. 2010-39.. P. Brenton and M. Hoppe. The african growth and opportunity act, exports, and development in Sub-Saharan africa. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, WPS 3996, aug 2006. URL http:// ideas.repec.org/p/wbk/wbrwps/3996.html . Accessed July 31, 2009.. Paul Brenton and ...
Heres how famous he is. His initial jokes are about being famous-- how freaked out his fans get, meeting somebody as famous as he is. But about a year ago, Gad embarked on this quest. He decided he was going to try to make it as a successful comic here in America in English.. This is an incredibly difficult and totally unnecessary thing for anybody to try to do. In France, everybody knows Gad Elmaleh. Its going great for him. And hes giving all that up to start again at the bottom, doing small clubs and venues. He has to reinvent how he does his whole job. And hes struggling. Its simultaneously audacious and very humble.. I have to say, Im kind of a sucker for somebody who decides to do something really hard that nobody wants but them just because they cant help themselves. And that is what this is. And what is funny in France to French people, you will not be surprised to hear, is not the same as what is funny in English to American people. So to succeed at this, Gad has to understand ...
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Such is the historical window and nature of George Bellows rather short career that it seems unavoidable to think of his work in relation to the artistic and social transformations of the early 20th century.
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Between 15 and 20 percent of black people carry a genetic mutation that puts them at risk for certain chronic kidney disease, but only about half of them develop the illness -- a variance that long has puzzled researchers. Now a study has found that the gene mutations toxic effects require higher than normal levels of a protein called suPAR to trigger the onset and progression of the disease.
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Preliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy
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Updated at 4:40 ET on March 30, 2020.. The new coronavirus has brought American life to a near standstill, closing businesses, canceling large gatherings, and keeping people at home. All of those people must surely be wondering: When will things return to normal?. The answer is simple, if not exactly satisfying: when enough of the population-possibly 60 or 80 percent of people-is resistant to COVID-19 to stifle the diseases spread from person to person. That is the end goal, although no one knows exactly how long it will take to get there.. There are two realistic paths to achieving this "population-level immunity." One is the development of a vaccine. The other is for the disease to work its way through the population, surely killing many, but also leaving many others-those who contract the disease and then recover-immune. "Theyre just Teflon at that point," meaning they cant get infected again and they wont pass on the disease, explains Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at UC ...
Updated at 4:40 ET on March 30, 2020.. The new coronavirus has brought American life to a near standstill, closing businesses, canceling large gatherings, and keeping people at home. All of those people must surely be wondering: When will things return to normal?. The answer is simple, if not exactly satisfying: when enough of the population-possibly 60 or 80 percent of people-is resistant to COVID-19 to stifle the diseases spread from person to person. That is the end goal, although no one knows exactly how long it will take to get there.. There are two realistic paths to achieving this "population-level immunity." One is the development of a vaccine. The other is for the disease to work its way through the population, surely killing many, but also leaving many others-those who contract the disease and then recover-immune. "Theyre just Teflon at that point," meaning they cant get infected again and they wont pass on the disease, explains Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at UC ...
If torture saved American lives, was it worth it? That, with the words enhanced interrogation instead of torture, is the question former vice president Dick Cheney wants people considering when the subject of the Bush-era interrogation practices comes up. Cheney...
An image that has returned to me over and over during the past two weeks is of the man waiting in line to attend a McCain rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who waved a toy Curious George with an Obama hat on its head. This man was immensely pleased with himself, convinced beyond any doubt that he was being clever and cute. Hes the sort of person I would like to see fade out of American life. I dont want him to experience any personal misfortune, but I do want us to stop producing persons of his nature. They dirty our public existence. They keep us from turning our attention to the issues that most need to be addressed if our children are going to be able to lead meaningful lives. Lets help him simply to go away and console himself by sucking on his bigotry ...
So this is going to take off theyre going to work in, the use of environmental protection and social public security was CNY 133. Their corporate motto is" Cover the Earth. Both use the Internet and American Life announced that for the intended use, for saving and conserving your water. Youve got these big spikes in smog and bats are notoriously irritated by smog, they fly across borders they dont care where they go. On 15 July 2010, the beleaguered responders closed the final valve in a long-sought technical solution to what had seemed like an endless emergency. Our work together also becomes another stepping stone for your future. Despite the chemical discoveries, including chlorine which is supposed to be the most amount of light needed in any room ...
So this is going to take off theyre going to work in, the use of environmental protection and social public security was CNY 133. Their corporate motto is" Cover the Earth. Both use the Internet and American Life announced that for the intended use, for saving and conserving your water. Youve got these big spikes in smog and bats are notoriously irritated by smog, they fly across borders they dont care where they go. On 15 July 2010, the beleaguered responders closed the final valve in a long-sought technical solution to what had seemed like an endless emergency. Our work together also becomes another stepping stone for your future. Despite the chemical discoveries, including chlorine which is supposed to be the most amount of light needed in any room ...
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You can save the effort. You cant bait me. My last statement wasnt reactionary. Simply put, there are few places on Earth where making generalized statements against American lives, in public, wont get you into a lot of trouble. But, hey, its your choice. Just dont be suprised if youre called to account for it ...
Executive Summary and full report, "Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012": http://bit.ly/1puLHlp. High resolution photos: http://bit.ly/1qLdYmc. An 8-minute video, "From Despair to Repair," about the reports implications: http://www.iucn.org/?16050. About GCRMN. The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) was established in 1994 to support the global call for action of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to commit to increasing research and monitoring of coral reefs in order to provide the data needed to inform policy makers to sustain coral reefs and to strengthen management. Today, the GCRMN works through a global network of stakeholders to support the management and conservation of coral reefs. The work of GCRMN focuses on increasing the scientific understanding of the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems worldwide by making reef monitoring data publicly available, linking people and existing organizations, improving the communication among GCRMN ...
Plant legislation falls within two main categories: a) plant health protection including plant quarantine and pesticides registration; and b) seed, plant variety, and biotechnology legislation. Governments aiming to improve their plant protection systems to facilitate agricultural trade with other countries -- especially if they have joined or are considering joining the World Trade Organization -- have approached FAO for assistance with updating their legislation or drafting new legislative instruments. Projects have been approved or are under way in Azerbaijan, Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria and Tunisia. A regional project in the Caribbean region has led to the preparation and approval of draft plant protection law to be used as a model for the members of the Caribbean Community. For the FAO Legal Officers and consultants providing this technical assistance, the New Revised Text of the International Plant Protection Convention and the WTO ...
Li, C., J.D. Shields, R.E. Ratzlaff, and M.J. Butler. (2008) Pathology and hematology of the Caribbean spiny lobster experimentally infected with Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1). Virus Research 132: 104-113. (Contact [[jeff]] for a reprint or find it online at Science Direct). Li, C. and J.D. Shields. (2007) Characterization and primary culture of hemocytes from the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. In: Cai, S.L. (ed.), 5th World Chinese Symposium for Crustacean Aquaculture, Ocean Press, Beijing, China. Transactions of the Chinese Crustacean Society 5: 25-35.. Li, C. and J.D. Shields. (2007) Primary cell culture of hemocytes from the spiny lobster and their susceptibility to Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 94: 48-55 PDF. Montgomery-Fullerton, M.M., R.A. Cooper, K. Kauffman, J.D. Shields and R.E. Ratzlaff. (2007) Detection of Panulirus argus virus 1 by PCR in Caribbean spiny lobsters. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 76: 1-6. PDF Salierno, J.D., J.D. Shields, A.Z. ...
Aeby, G.S., Work, T., Coles, S., and Lewis, T. 2006. Coral Disease Across the Hawaiian Archipelago. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(36): suppl.. Aronson, R.B. and Precht, W.F. 2001b. White-band disease and the changing face of Caribbean coral reefs. Hydrobiologia 460: 25-38.. Bruckner, A.W. and Bruckner, R.J. 1998. Destruction of coral by Sparisoma viride. Coral Reefs 17: 350.. Bruno, J.F., Selig, E.R., Casey, K.S., Page, C.A., Willis, B.L., Harvell, C.D., Sweatman, H., and Melendy, A.M. 2007. Thermal stress and coral cover as drivers of coral disease outbreaks. PLoS Biology 5(6): e124.. Colgan, M.W. 1987. Coral Reef Recovery on Guam (Micronesia) After Catastrophic Predation by Acanthaster Planci. Ecology 68(6): 1592-1605.. Echevarria, C.A., Pires, D.O., Medeiros, M.S. and Castro, C.B. 1997. Cnidarians of the Atol Das Rocas, Brazil. Eight International Coral Reef Symposium 1: 443-446.. Frydl, P. 1979. The effect of parrotfish (Scaridae) on coral in Barbados, W.I. Internationale ...
Aeby, G.S., Work, T., Coles, S., and Lewis, T. 2006. Coral Disease Across the Hawaiian Archipelago. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 87(36): suppl.. Aronson, R.B. and Precht, W.F. 2001b. White-band disease and the changing face of Caribbean coral reefs. Hydrobiologia 460: 25-38.. Bruno, J.F., Selig, E.R., Casey, K.S., Page, C.A., Willis, B.L., Harvell, C.D., Sweatman, H., and Melendy, A.M. 2007. Thermal stress and coral cover as drivers of coral disease outbreaks. PLoS Biology 5(6): e124.. Colgan, M.W. 1987. Coral Reef Recovery on Guam (Micronesia) After Catastrophic Predation by Acanthaster Planci. Ecology 68(6): 1592-1605.. Fenner, D., Clark, T.H., Turner, J.R. and Chapman, B. 2004. A checklist of the corals of the island state of Rodrigues, Mauritius. Journal of Natural History 38: 3091-3102.. Green, E.P. and Bruckner, A.W. 2000. The significance of coral disease epizootiology for coral reef conservation. Biological Conservation 96: 347-361.. IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of ...
The Project for Strengthening the Capabilities for Managing Coastal and Marine Environmental Resources in the Wider Caribbean Region has created the CEPNET network of geospatial data clearinghouse nodes to make environmental and natural resources data available for areas in the Caribbean. The CEPNET project is jointly funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and includes 18 IDB Bank member countries participating in the United Nations Caribbean Environment Programme: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
A trip to Bermuda: This island is more than just a scenic place to visit: Its a great place to schedule a tax write-off. Business conventions held in Bermuda are deductible without having to show that there was a special reason for the meeting to be held there. Thats a sweet perk. Other countries in the Caribbean region qualify, too, including Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Meetings held in Canada, Mexico and all U.S. possessions also receive this favorable tax treatment. Attend a convention in Paris, Rome or Beijing, though, and theres no deduction unless you can show it made as much sense to travel abroad as to head to Pittsburgh ...
Last March, Sabins Sustainable Immunization Financing Program (SIF) organized a workshop with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to analyze how Latin American countries used legislation to ensure their national immunization programs are properly financed. Three parliamentarians from Bolivia, Colombia and El Salvador came to Washington, DC to present their work in this area. Three PAHO counterparts and four Sabin staff members also participated. Laws from Bolivia, Colombia and El Salvador were compared a nd contrasted. Three of the participants later presented these results at the Sabin Colloquium on SIF in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.. In 1980, only two Latin American countries had immunization laws on the books. The number rose steadily. By 2009, 26 countries had written some form of immunization financing legislation. That year, the countries were financing 99% of their routine immunization costs. Drawing from the regional experience, PAHO and the Latin American Parliament produced a Model ...

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Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality - Caribbean Region, 2003-2013  | MMWRLeading Causes of Cancer Mortality - Caribbean Region, 2003-2013 | MMWR

The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean population are prostate cancer and breast cancer. ... The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean population are prostate cancer and breast cancer. ... Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in countries in the Caribbean region; many of the leading causes of cancer deaths ... The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean region for both males and females can largely be reduced and prevented ...
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The Caribbean region of Colombia or Caribbean coast region is in the north of Colombia and is mainly composed of eight ... Caribbean South America Caribbean natural region (in Spanish) MEMO: Natural Regions of Colombia Memo.com.co Accessed 22 August ... www.ocaribe.org/region/region.htm (in Spanish) Luis Angel Arango Library: Colombian Caribbean. ... The Caribbean region coast extends from the Gulf of Urabá to the Gulf of Venezuela. Straddling the coast are Colombias two ...
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The Caribbean Region is a region that competes in the Little League World Series. The Caribbean region was first given an ... Caribbean teams competed for a berth in the LLWS in the Latin American region. A team from Curaçao won the first nine Caribbean ... The list below lists each countrys participant in the Caribbean Little League Region Tournament. That years winner is ... The most recent champion of the region is a team from Curaçao. Curaçaos Pabao Little League won the 2004 Little League World ...
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Back to the Region / Country OVERVIEW page. The list below shows the last earthquakes in the Caribbean Region. Personalized E- ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 19 00:56. 3.3. 21. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 17 13:34. 3.4. 11. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 16 11:52. 3.0. 169. MAP I Felt It INFO. ...
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Back to the Region / Country OVERVIEW page. The list below shows the last earthquakes in the Caribbean Region. Personalized E- ... Virgin Islands Region. Jul 10 18:06. 3.0. 73. MAP USGS. Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Jul 10 18:06. 3.0. 73. MAP I Felt It ... Dominican Republic Region. Jul 16 11:52. 3.0. 169. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Puerto Rico Region. Jul 16 00:07. 3.2. 48. MAP I Felt It INFO. ... Haiti Region. Jul 15 21:35. 3.2. 23. MAP I Felt It INFO. ...
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Paleogeography of the Caribbean region : implications for Cenozoic biogeography. Bulletin of the AMNH : no. 238Paleogeography of the Caribbean region : implications for Cenozoic biogeography. Bulletin of the AMNH : no. 238

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The Synthesis of Operations Evaluations for the Latin America and Caribbean Region brings together the findings of seven ... Operation Evaluations Series, Regional Synthesis 2013-2017: Latin America and the Caribbean Region ...
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... and authoritative discussion of the problems of malaria as they are encountered in North America and the Caribbean region. It ... A Symposium on Human Malaria with Special Reference to North America and the Caribbean Region Edited by Forest Ray Moulton. ... and authoritative discussion of the problems of malaria as they are encountered in North America and the Caribbean region. ...
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Improving Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response in the Latin American and Caribbean Region through the Field Epidemiology ... CDC is committed to working with ministries of health in the Latin American and Caribbean region on a number of health topics, ... The conference allows FETP residents from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to formally present their work on the ... At the center of the Latin American and Caribbean regions success is their collaborative spirit and innovation. Central and ...
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Brazil launches first government-run tobacco industry observatory in the Latin America-Caribbean region, with support from The...Brazil launches first government-run tobacco industry observatory in the Latin America-Caribbean region, with support from The...

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Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC region population projections / Rodolfo A. Bulatao ... [et al.]. by Bulatao, Rodolfo A , ... Women & change in the Caribbean : a Pan-Caribbean perspective / edited by Janet Momsen.. by Momsen, Janet Henshall ... Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Material type: Book; Format: print Publisher: Santiago de Chile : ... Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Material type: Book; Format: print Publisher: Santiago : United Nations ...
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Incidences of Foodborne Ailments on the Rise in the Caribbean Region  >...Incidences of Foodborne Ailments on the Rise in the Caribbean Region >...

CARPHA, health, public, Caribbean. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) was established by the Caribbean Community ( ... The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI); The Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) The Caribbean Regional Drug ... World AIDS Day: Know... The Caribbean region joins the global effort to ensure that no child is b... ... The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) The Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC); ...
more infohttp://carpha.org/articles/ID/138/categoryId/2/Incidences-of-Foodborne-Ailments-on-the-Rise-in-the-Caribbean-Region

The impact of SLMTA in improving laboratory quality  systems in the Caribbean Region | Guevara | African Journal of Laboratory...The impact of SLMTA in improving laboratory quality systems in the Caribbean Region | Guevara | African Journal of Laboratory...

The impact of SLMTA in improving laboratory quality systems in the Caribbean Region. ... Past efforts to improve laboratory quality systems and to achieve accreditation for better patient care in the Caribbean Region ... It is recommended that other laboratories in the region consider using the SLMTA training programme as they engage in quality ... Conclusion: The tremendous improvement in these five Caribbean laboratories shows that SLMTA coupled with mentorship is an ...
more infohttps://ajlmonline.org/index.php/ajlm/article/view/199

Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity | Proceedings of the Royal Society of...Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity | Proceedings of the Royal Society of...

2009 Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Curr. Biol. 19, 590-595. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.041). ... Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you ... Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity. Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip, Nicholas K. Dulvy ... Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity. Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip, Nicholas K. Dulvy ...
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Cholera in Haiti and Other Caribbean Regions, 19th Century - Volume 17, Number 11-November 2011 - Emerging Infectious Diseases...Cholera in Haiti and Other Caribbean Regions, 19th Century - Volume 17, Number 11-November 2011 - Emerging Infectious Diseases...

... despite the devastating effect of this disease in the Caribbean region in the 19th century. Cholera occurred in Cuba in 1833- ... We provide historical accounts of the presence and spread of cholera epidemics in Caribbean islands. ... and close quarters of barracks living contributed to spread of cholera in other Caribbean locations. ... The Caribbean region experienced cholera in 3 major waves, mostly overlapping the timeframes of Barua and Greenough (10) for ...
more infohttps://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/17/11/11-0958_article

Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey - The Lutheran Church-Missouri SynodRev. Ted and Rebecca Krey - The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Ted serves as the regional director for the Latin America and the Caribbean region of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS ... and the Caribbean Region. Bio. Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey have served in the Dominican Republic since 2009. Ted serves as the ... Learn more about the work God is doing in the Dominican Republic and in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. ... regional director for the Latin America and the Caribbean region of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), which ...
more infohttps://www.lcms.org/krey

PublicationsPublications

Caribbean Region. *Scott E, Nartker A, St. Thomas S, Ali Z. Train, Transfer, and Sustain: Building Capacity for Online Learning ...
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MMWR News Synopsis for December 15, 2016 | CDC Online Newsroom | CDCMMWR News Synopsis for December 15, 2016 | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of death with an estimated 87,430 cancer-related deaths reported in ... The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean region for both males and females can largely be reduced and prevented ... Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality - Caribbean Region, 2003-2013. *Monitoring of Persons with Risk for Exposure to Ebola Virus ... Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality - Caribbean Region, 2003-2013. CDC Media Relations. 404-639-3286 ...
more infohttps://www.cdc.gov/media/mmwrnews/2016/1215.html

Cayman Islands - Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeCayman Islands - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Extreme Weather in the Caribbean Region. The Atlantic hurricane season generally runs from June to November each year and can ... Citizens with plans to be in the affected region during this period should consider the need to travel based on information ... Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US ... The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and ...
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  • In contrast, an international comparative study of hypertension among West Africans in Africa and persons of West African descent in other contexts found a stepwise increase in hypertension as a person moved from rural to urban Africa, to the Caribbean, and then to the United States, with persons of African descent in the United States having hypertension levels that were twice as high as that of Blacks in Africa. (ostatic.com)
  • The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean males were prostate (18.4% to 47.4%) and lung (5.6% to 24.4%) cancers. (cdc.gov)
  • The most common causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean females for the majority of the countries were breast (14.0% to 29.7%) and cervical (4.5% to 18.2%) cancers. (cdc.gov)
  • The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean region for both males and females can largely be reduced and prevented through many strategies, including primary prevention, early detection, management, and treatment of patients with cancer. (cdc.gov)
  • In the Caribbean region, cancer is the second leading cause of mortality, with an estimated 87,430 cancer-related deaths reported in 2012 ( 3 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Several of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean can be reduced through primary and secondary preventions, including prevention of exposure to risk factors, screening, early detection, and timely and effective treatment. (cdc.gov)
  • In assessing Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, Kiple proposed that 200,000 deaths from cholera in the Caribbean would not be unrealistic, although a total figure would have to be "considerably higher as a number of islands have not been included in this survey" ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Prostate cancers are the leading cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean men accounting for 18 percent to 47 percent of cancer deaths, followed by lung cancers accounting for 5 percent to 24 percent of cancer deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • Breast cancers are the leading causes of cancer deaths among Caribbean women accounting for 14 percent to 30 percent of cancer deaths followed by cervical cancers accounting for 4 percent to 18 percent of cancer deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • This paper presents a series of detailed paleogeographical analyses of the Caribbean region, beginning with the opening of the Caribbean basin in the Middle Jurassic and running to the end of the Middle Miocene. (amnh.org)
  • While land mammals and other terrestrial vertebrates may have occupied landmasses in the Caribbean basin at any time, according to the interpretation presented here the existing Greater Antillean islands, as islands, are no older than Middle Eocene. (amnh.org)
  • Colombia has four main drainage systems: the Pacific drain, the Caribbean drain, the Orinoco Basin and the Amazon Basin. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is currently an outbreak of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. (dfa.ie)
  • This risk assessment considers the outbreak of chikungunya on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin in early December 2013 which expanded through the Caribbean during the first half of 2014. (europa.eu)
  • Medical journals and other sources do not show evidence that cholera occurred in Haiti before 2010, despite the devastating effect of this disease in the Caribbean region in the 19th century. (cdc.gov)
  • The uncertainty in newspapers and nongovernmental organizations over whether Haiti had experienced cholera during the 20th century, a period when there was no epidemic cholera in the Caribbean islands, reflects the historically uneven documentation of cholera epidemiology in different regions. (cdc.gov)
  • She highlighted that since 2003, CARPHA and PAHO have been working together to reduce foodborne diseases, and the workshop is part of continued efforts to ensure that the region is equipped to adequately prevent and combat FBDs and boost tourism sustainability. (carpha.org)
  • The government of Brazil, in partnership with The Union, has launched an online observatory to protect and strengthen tobacco control policies by monitoring tobacco industry interference -- the first such government-run initiative in the region. (tobaccofreeunion.org)
  • The observatory will collect and analyse documents and virtual data on tobacco industry strategies that seek to undermine tobacco control policies in Brazil and the region. (tobaccofreeunion.org)
  • Known for its peacefulness and easygoing demeanour, the inhabitants from the region enjoy a warm climate and a clean and calm seaboard which is the main pillar of their identity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, Acting Director of the Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control Division at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), informed participants that statistics show that food-borne illness is one of the most common and increasing public health issues. (carpha.org)
  • In the Caribbean, declines in live coral cover began in the late 1970s, when substantial loss of the major reef-forming corals Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis occurred as a result of white-band disease ( Aronson & Precht 2001 ). (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • The Pan American Health Organization defines the Caribbean region as a group of 27 countries that vary in size, geography, resources, and surveillance systems. (cdc.gov)
  • WHO HQ Library catalog › Results of search for 'su:{Caribbean region. (who.int)
  • This vulnerability is why every country needs a team of highly trained epidemiologists that can detect and rapidly respond to outbreaks and is why CDC is committed to working with countries to establish and support Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) all over the world including the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. (cdc.gov)
  • CDC is currently preparing to launch the Caribbean FETP, which will include an additional 12 countries in the Caribbean. (cdc.gov)
  • She also noted that the prevention of food-borne diseases is one of the many priorities of CARPHA, as the Caribbean relies heavily on income gained from the tourism sector which accounts for 25-65% of the gross domestic products in most countries. (carpha.org)
  • Most of its inhabitants speak a dialect of Caribbean Spanish with variations within its subregions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The predominant ethnic group in the region is the pardo, a mixture of white people of European descent, mainly Spanish, the indigenous peoples and Afro-Colombian. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cultural and linguistic heterogeneity of the Caribbean island states, many of which were ruled by consecutive or simultaneous European colonial dominions, amid dwindling Native American populations and huge forced influxes of Africans of diverse ethnicities, is paradigmatic of the challenge for epidemiology of searching beyond the narratives privileged by a given institutional structure, such as the colonial medical research apparatus. (cdc.gov)
  • Following the confirmation of two cases of autochthonous chikungunya on the Caribbean island of St Martin, ECDC performed a rapid risk assessment. (europa.eu)
  • Using the same criteria, ASMR for USVI, Puerto Rico, and the United States were calculated to provide a more comprehensive picture of the region, using mortality data from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. (cdc.gov)
  • We provide, to our knowledge, the first region-wide analysis of changes in reef architectural complexity, using nearly 500 surveys across 200 reefs, between 1969 and 2008. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • We provide historical accounts of the presence and spread of cholera epidemics in Caribbean islands. (cdc.gov)
  • The Caribbean Region is a region that competes in the Little League World Series. (wikipedia.org)
  • Curaçao's Pabao Little League won the 2004 Little League World Series, the only title to date for a Caribbean team. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Caribbean region joins the global effort to ensure that no child is b. (carpha.org)
  • Every year, thousands of people in the Caribbean experience food-borne illnesses, after exposure to contaminated food or drink. (carpha.org)
  • Dr Lisa Indar, Head of the Tourism and Health programme and Foodborne Diseases Lead at CARPHA, emphasised that unsafe food can lead to outbreaks of food-borne illness that can have serious health, economic, reputational implications for the region's tourism dependant economies and adversely affect the influx of visitors to the Region. (carpha.org)
  • A potential consequence of the widespread reduction in Caribbean coral cover is a reversal of the historic net accretion of calcium carbonate, resulting in a decrease in calcification and erosion of the reef framework. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • The men and women of the region are festive, easygoing and very peaceful, often choosing to ignore or refuse confrontation whilst keeping a healthy attitude of debate and passionate argumentation without violence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women & change in the Caribbean : a Pan-Caribbean perspective / edited by Janet Momsen. (who.int)
  • Women as heads of households in the Caribbean : family structure and feminine status / Joycelin Massiah. (who.int)
  • The flattening of Caribbean reefs was apparent by the early 1980s, followed by a period of stasis between 1985 and 1998 and then a resumption of the decline in complexity to the present. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Hedges and co-workers have strongly espoused over-water dispersal as the major and perhaps only method of vertebrate faunal formation in the Caribbean region. (amnh.org)
  • Italy is currently experiencing four clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the cities of Anzio, Latina and Rome in the Lazio region, and the city of Guardavalle Marina in the Calabria region. (europa.eu)
  • Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel , or the US National Hurricane Centre website . (dfa.ie)