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Defra issues reminder on new EU Animal Health Regulation

first_imgDefra issues reminder on new EU Animal Health Regulation Please note that the information in this page has been issued by Defra, not the Government Chemist, and it is published to increase dissemination amongst Government Chemist stakeholders.New Animal Health Regulation and composite rules apply from 21 April 2021Defra has issued a reminder that new EU Animal Health Regulation (AHR) and composite rules will apply from 21 April 2021.Five new Export Health Certificates (EHCs) and one private attestation can be used for exports of specific products of animal origin to the EU. This includes two new composite product EHCs and the private attestation document for products exempt from certification. The ECHs are on EHC online and the private attestation on form finder.The remaining new EHCs for live animals, germinal products and products of animal origin will be phased in over the coming months.If your composite product already requires an EHC, you will be able to carry on using the current EHC until August or choose to use the new documentation.If your product does not currently require an EHC, you must follow the new rules from today (21 April).For live animals, germinal products and other products of animal origin you will be able to continue using existing EHCs until August 2021.Heat treatmentThe European Commission has confirmed it is amending the AHR to allow businesses to use a private attestation to export shelf-stable composite products containing dairy (but no meat) that has not undergone UHT or sterilisation, so long as the dairy product originates and is processed in a third country listed for the export of dairy to the EU, such as GB. As the legislative amendments will not be in place by 21 April 2021 when the new Regulation applies the Commission has agreed an interim arrangement. There is further information in the guidance. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, Commission, dairy, EU, Europe, european, Export, Government, health, heat, Internet, online, regulation, treatment, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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S.Africa: City of Cape launches solar academy

first_img Previous articleHydroelectric power to benefit three east African countriesNext articleSAREC: response to Molefe resignation Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Homepage image: maxx-solar UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Germany-based solar energy group, maxx-solar, in partnership with the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) open a solar academy in Cape Town. The City of Cape’s Mayor, Patricia de Lille, together with Wolfgang Tiefensee, minister for economic affairs, science and digital agenda for the German state of Thuringia, officially launched the maxx-solar academy last week Thursday.Mayor Patricia de Lille and Wolfgang Tiefensee, cutting the ribbon. Pic credit: maxx-solarAccording to a company statement, the solar firm signed a memorandum of understanding with SARETEC in April this year to pave the way for the establishment of the academy.“SARETEC’s workshops are equipped with mock roofs and different demo photovoltaic systems, which allow the maxx I solar academy to offer the hands-on training…needed to train the future installers in state of the art installation, operation and maintenance of embedded generation PV systems,” the company said.The academy operates as a non-profit training centre for solar energy and according to the company over 1,500 engineers, architects, craftsmen and interested citizens have already participated in training programmes.Green developmentDuring the launch, de Lille commented: “Training institutes like the maxx I solar academy are important to help the City of Cape Town’s green development.”The academy was established in 2012, but since then the renewables company has been looking for a partner with similar objectives and SARETEC was found to suitable.SARETEC, established at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) – Bellville campus, is the first national renewable energy technology centre in South Africa.Solar academyThe company stated that all courses are centrally managed and quality assured by its team of experts.The first trainings in 2017 will commence in March and are accredited internationally by the German Solar Energy Society, DGS, and locally by SAEEI.The solar firm further highlighted that on completion of the trainings, the participants will be awarded with CPD points.The academy also offers the ‘SuperSolarSchool’ programme. This is a one week intensive course where the participants learn how to start or professionalise their solar power.maxx-solar with headquarters in Thuringia, Germany, provides training, wholesale and consulting services related to photovoltaics. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generationcenter_img Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICSlast_img read more

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Rev. Shelton Joseph Wiltz Sr.

first_img Rev. Randy Vaughn, Pastor. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 501 W. Thomas Blvd., Port Arthur, TX withvisitation from 9 a.m. until service time. Dr. John Adolph will officiate. Rev. Shelton Joseph Wiltz Sr. of Port Arthur, TX passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020.A native of St. Martinville, LA, he was a longtime resident of Port Arthur and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.center_img He retired as a pipefitter.Shelton is survived by his devoted wife, Jamie Lawrence-Wiltz; two sons, Shelton Wiltz Jr. (Megan), Robert Wiltz; one daughter ReganWiltz; two grandchildren Sheltiana and Hayleigh Wiltz and one on the way (Jordyn); three sisters, Charlene Wiltz, Charlotte Antoine, Darlene Wiltz; two brothers, George and Joseph Pierre (Martha); special aunts Novella Nichols (Rev. James J. Nichols), Mary AliceGuillory (Anthony); special uncle Franklin Wiltz (Elaine); mother in law, Bessie Berry Lawrence; brothers-in law and sisters-in law and ahost of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.last_img read more

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Alex Newell, Eden Espinosa & Jessica Vosk to Share the Role of Narrator in 50th Anniversary Joseph Concert

first_imgAlex Newell, Eden Espinosa & Jessica Vosk(Photos: Emilio Madrid for | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images | Michael Hull) View Comments Powerhouse stage stars Alex Newell, Eden Espinosa and Jessica Vosk have been selected to team up in the role of the Narrator in Manhattan Concert Productions’ upcoming one-night presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Michael Arden is at the helm of the previously announced concert, which will star Noah Galvin as Joseph, scheduled to take place at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on February 17, 2020 at 8:00pm.Newell, who made his Broadway debut in Once on This Island, appeared in Manhattan Concert Productions’ 2018 concert production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Espinosa is known for her stage turns in Wicked, Falsettos, Brooklyn and Lempicka. Vosk, also a veteran of Wicked, recently concluded a turn in the world premiere musical Becoming Nancy at the Alliance Theatre.Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1970 amateur stage productions that gave Joseph its first life, the concert will feature a chorus of more than 200 singers from across the United States, a star-studded cast and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.Told entirely through song with the help of a Narrator (played by Newell, Espinosa and Vosk), the musical follows the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph (Galvin), and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical-theater standards, including “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door to Me,” “Jacob and Sons,” “There’s One More Angel in Heaven” and “Go Go Go Joseph.”Additional casting for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be announced at a later date. Noah Galvin Star Files Alex Newell Jessica Vosklast_img read more