Fox Trapping Program in Mulgrave

first_imgThe departments of Health Promotion and Protection and Natural Resources are preparing to conduct a fox trapping program in Mulgrave, Guysborough Co. Foxes collected during this program will be part of a precautionary rabies surveillance effort. In December 2007, several incidents of unusual fox behaviour were reported in the Mulgrave area, including attacks on domestic animals. After the incidents, two foxes were caught and tested positive for rabies. Canadian and United States rabies experts recommend increased surveillance to ensure that the disease has been contained. “At this point, we do not believe there are any more foxes with rabies in this area,” said Dr. Shelly Sarwal, medical officer of health for province. “This is simply a monitoring effort to ensure the health and safety of residents.” Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus that primarily affects wild animals, such as bats. Sick animals can pass the disease to other wildlife, pets or humans in their saliva, mainly by biting. Throughout the next month, a trapper will be in the area setting up to 50 padded leg-hold traps. The traps will be monitored daily and are not dangerous to children or animals. “There is a possibility that pets could get caught in the traps, said Department of Natural Resources wildlife manager, Mike O’Brien. “As always, it is illegal to allow dogs to run at large in wildlife habitat. For the safety of pets and wildlife, we continue to recommend that residents watch all pets closely.” Even though rabies is rare in Nova Scotia, immunization remains the only way to guarantee animals are protected against the disease. That’s why all pet owners are encouraged to get their pets vaccinated. For more information about the trapping program, contact the Guysborough Natural Resources district office by phoning 902-533-3503. Residents may also call 1-800-565-2224 outside of regular office hours. For more information about rabies, visit www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdpc/rabies.asp .last_img read more

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Indian space station will provide a research platform unmatched on Earth Govt

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian space station, when fully established, will provide a research platform unmatched on this planet, the government said Wednesday, asserting its expected benefits are likely in the areas of human health, disaster relief and food and water conservation. In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said a space station is an integral element of human spaceflight programme as it allows sustained human presence in space to carry out meaningful research. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! He, however, said the programme is still at a nascent stage. “India’s plan of space station is a long-term plan after successful operationalisation of Gaganyaan,” he said. India aims to launch Gaganyaan, its manned mission to space, by 2022. Last month, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan announced at a press conference India’s plan to have its own space station. The Indian space station design will be modular with initial modules weighing nearly 20 tonnes. It will have a provision for extended stay for three crew members. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Singh said the Indian space station will provide a research platform that cannot be matched on Earth. “The expected benefits are likely in the areas of human health, tele-medicine, vaccine development, material development, disaster relief, efficient farming techniques, food and water conservation, waste management techniques, environment research and education programmes that inspire the youth,” he said. The current space platform is the International Space Station orbiting at an altitude of 400 km. It is operated by five space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), CSA (Canada), JAXA (Japan) and ESA (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK). In a separate question, Singh said the sanctioned cost of Chandrayaan-2 and Aditya-L1 is Rs 603 crore and Rs 378.53 crore, respectively.last_img read more

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Guyoil drops gas prices by 4 per litre takes effect from

The Guyana Oil Company Ltd (Guyoil) in a statement on Tuesday announced a reduction in prices for Gasoline and Gasoil (LSD) with effect from Wednesday July 10, 2018, as follows;“Gasoline from $230/litre to $226/litre and Gasoil (LSD) From $219/litre to $215/litre.”According to Guyoil the price reductions were possible due to “declining acquisition costs and the savings are now being passed on to customers.”Moreover, the oil company pledged “that any savings as a result of declining acquisition cost will at all times be passed on to the customers.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyoil announces reduction in Gas pricesMarch 8, 2018In “Business”Govt announces lower Guyoil gas pricesFebruary 4, 2019In “Business”A political gimmick? …Questions raised as GuyOil finally lowers gas pricesFebruary 6, 2019In “latest news” read more

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