Identify your role in fight against HIV/Aids – Dr Rhonda Moore

first_imgAs Guyana marks more than 25 years in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Guyanese are being encouraged to identify their roles in the battle.The call came from Programme Manager of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), Dr Rhonda Moore, at a ‘World AIDS Day’ walk on Saturday morning.Representatives of Rong-An Inc. joined by the 13th Chinese Medical Team and officials in Kwakwani during the outreach“Do you see your role as a valuable contribution, or is it a lifetime commitment to ending HIV/AIDS? The goal is to end AIDS by 2030,” Dr. Moore said.She observed that dedication and hard work are necessary if the goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS within 12-13 years is to be achieved.Dr Moore reported that 2016 statistics show that, worldwide, there are 21 million persons living with HIV/AIDS who have access to treatment. Guyana has an estimated 8,492 persons living with HIV.“Sixty-nine per cent of those persons knew that they have HIV. Of those who knew their status, 84 per cent were on treatment; and of those who access treatment, 68 per cent achieved virus suppression,” Dr Moore detailed.The NAPS Programme Manager further noted: “The National AIDS Programme Secretariat will this year celebrate 25 years in fighting against HIV/AIDS.”  However, she said, work still needs to be done to reduce stigma and discrimination while creating an enabling environment for persons to access care and treatment.Dr. Moore emphasised it is crucial that this service is sustained.According to the Department of Public Information, hundreds attended the Health Walk, which was a collaboration between the National AIDS Programme Secretariat and several public health agencies and international developmental partners. The exercise culminated at the Square of the Revolution with a brief interfaith programmeWorld AIDS Day will be observed on December 1, 2017, under the theme ‘My Health, My Right’last_img read more

Alberta, Saskatchewan say they have no plans to put carbon tax stickers on pumps

first_imgEDMONTON — Carbon-tax-fighting governments in Alberta and Saskatchewan say they have no plans to follow Ontario’s lead and force gas stations to put anti-carbon tax stickers on their pumps.Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has set Aug. 30 as a deadline for stations to have the stickers posted or face fines of up to $10,000 a day.The stickers say the federal carbon tax has added 4.4 cents a litre to the price of gasoline, which will rise to 11 cents per litre by 2022.- Advertisement -In Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney’s office says his government is focused on a court challenge of the federal tax.A spokesman for Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the government has no plan to make the stickers mandatory.The federal government has imposed a carbon tax on Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick because they opted not to bring in their own carbon pricing, and plans to do so in Alberta in the new year.Advertisement “And now they are impeding the free speech of small-business owners.”The Canadian Press Ottawa has promised to rebate much of the money collected directly to taxpayers in each of those provinces.In a statement, Kenney’s office said Alberta drivers already know the effects of a carbon tax on gasoline prices, because the previous NDP government had one that Kenney’s government repealed.“We are challenging the federal government’s constitutional authority to impose Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax, and are confident in our case. That is our focus at this time,” the statement said.A statement from Moe’s spokesman was brief.Advertisementcenter_img “Saskatchewan has no plans to mandate operators to display stickers showing the cost of the carbon tax on gas prices,” said Jim Billington.Legislation making the stickers mandatory in Ontario was included in the budget bill. The cost of printing 25,000 decals was pegged at about $5,000 and does not include the price of distributing them to the province’s 3,200 gas stations.The plan has been criticized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, which has said its members have expressed concerns regarding the political nature of the stickers.Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna blasted the stickers in a Facebook post Wednesday.“This is just par for the course for a government wasting taxpayers’ dollars to fight climate action instead of climate change,” she wrote.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pretty Little Liars Will Be Unavailable to Stream Until HBO Max Launch

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related Popular on Variety ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Sorry #PLL fans: “Pretty Little Liars” is rolling off Netflix in the U.S. later this month — and the teen mystery drama will not be available on any streaming platform in the States until WarnerMedia’s HBO Max officially launches in early 2020, Variety has learned.All seven season of “Pretty Little Liars” are leaving Netflix’s U.S. streaming service as of July 27. This week, WarnerMedia announced that “PLL” would be coming exclusively to HBO Max — its newly monikered subscription-streaming service set to launch commercially in spring 2020 — along with “Friends” and other shows.Until HBO Max debuts, “PLL” will be be unavailable in the U.S. on any subscription VOD or ad-supported VOD service, according to sources familiar with the situation. Fans of the show will still be able to purchase the full run of “Pretty Little Liars” on DVD and from digital storefronts including Apple iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Video. “Pretty Little Liars” will continue to be available on Netflix in some international territories, including the U.K. and Ireland. The same applies to “Friends,” which WarnerMedia is pulling off Netflix U.S. at the end of 2019 for exclusive U.S. distribution on HBO Max, with Netflix continuing to offer “Friends” in certain international markets.Netflix first inked a deal for “Pretty Little Liars” with Warner Domestic Television Distribution back in 2012, starting with season 1 with new seasons added about a year after their TV premiere. The show aired on ABC Family and Freeform from 2010-17. It’s not clear whether Netflix tried to negotiate an extension for “PLL” U.S. streaming rights through the end of 2019.“Pretty Little Liars” was developed by I. Marlene King, adapted from the book series of the same name by Sara Shepard. The series follows the lives of five high-school girls whose clique falls apart after the leader of the group, Alison, goes missing — and is discovered dead. One year later, the ex-BFFs are reunited as they begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named “A,” who threatens to expose their darkest secrets.The show’s ensemble cast included Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish. “PLL” was produced by Alloy Entertainment, Long Lake Productions and Russian Hill Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.Earlier this year, Freeform aired “The Perfectionists,” a 10-episode spinoff of “Pretty Little Liars” from King based on Shepard’s novel. The series starred Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish from the original show. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019last_img read more