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LISBON Julio Jones Jersey , Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese health ministry launched an online tool providing information about deaths in the country in real time as a way of identifying and monitoring public health crises, according to local press reports on Friday.
The online tool, called e-Mortaility Surveillance , launched in Lisbon at the National Public Health Congress, provides information about deaths and causes of death throughout the country as they are registered.
According to Catia Sousa Pinto, the head of the epidemiology division of the National Health Directorate (DGS) , the new system allows for a "rapid response" to emerging public health problems such as influenza outbreaks or deaths due to diseases that are considered more unusual in Portugal.
"It allows us in real time to see the impact of flu seasons on mortality Cheap Atlanta Falcons Hats , for example and allows us to understand if more or fewer (people) are dying in Portugal," she said.
Figures included in the system go back to January 2014 when a new electronic death certificate system was introduced. Information about causes of death is publicly available although more specific details about the deceased people, such as name and place of death, is available only to the authorities.
LAGOS, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- As part of its corporate social responsibility, Seven Star Farms Nigeria Ltd, a company started by a Chinese businessman Cheap Atlanta Falcons T-Shirts , has been putting smiles on the faces of hundreds of young Nigerian youths via creating job opportunities.
Founded by Eric Ni Meng Xiao, who arrived in Nigeria in 2003 and started a business selling shoes, the company with a proven interest in large-scale agricultural projects, has been empowering young citizens of the West African nation on how to use the vast amounts of fertile land in their country.
Seven Star is located along the Agbara-Lusada road in southwest Nigeria's Ogun State in a quite community devoid of any form of commercial activity.
The farm which covers about 30 hectares is full of both the young and old, with the younger generation making up the larger population.
Assisted by a group of Chinese farmers, the farm is reputed for producing a range of fresh vegetables, eggplant Cheap Atlanta Falcons Hoodies , pepper and fruits.
"I came to Nigeria in 2003 to do shoe business, I was importing to shoes from China, until the Nigerian government placed a ban on it, but we have bought this land to set up a factory," Ni told Xinhua in an interview.
The farmer said providing employment for the teeming youths could be challenging, especially in areas where they are restive and criminality like in every other community.
"I was a farmer in China, but came to Nigeria to do business Customized Atlanta Falcons Jersey , so when the government restriction came, I thought it wise to do what I know how to do best and that is farming," he said.
Ni, who says Nigeria is like China, said his goal is to encourage local youths to embrace the culture of agriculture, which according to him, would reduce unemployment among Nigerian youths and supply the Nigerian market with agricultural products.
"I am doing this to help reduced unemployment. We also works for Nigeia and foreigners Cheap Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , and this country (Nigeria) is also like my country (China), as long we are here together, we can help each other," he added.
The company's main customers are Chinese companies, hotels and local supermarkets operating in Lagos, Nigeria's business center, he said.
"For this vegetables here Wes Schweitzer Falcons Jersey , we supply for some Chinese companies, supermarkets and also some Nigerians come around and buy from here. Most of Nigerians in China like Chinese vegetable mostly fresh ones like this," he said.
The chairman told Xinhua that he making moves to expand the farms operation into Lagos, along the Lekki Free Trade Zone area to make the business more commercially valuable.
"We have interest to do farming in some southwest states, where we would buy hectares of land and we hope to bring in even more commercial crops for this second phase of the farm," he said.
"We now have more than 100 temporary local employees and we hope to continue growing that number," he added.
Many residents praise Ni for his vision and charitable zeal toward the youths of the community.
Yusuf Garuba Dontari Poe Falcons Jersey , a secondary school student who was seen busy at the farm cultivating, said he took up the job because he did not stay home and do nothing.
"The reason am working here is just for me not stay home and do nothing, so I came here to keep myself busy," he added.
Another worker who gave his name as Obinna Johnson expressed satisfaction that the Chinese farmers gave him the opportunity to work and learn as well.
"I have learn so many things, how to plant, farm, many other things and how to achieve something from the owner of the company Tevin Coleman Falcons Jersey ," Johnson told Xinhua.
Nigeria's agricultural sector has taken a back seat since the country started producing oil more than five decades ago.
Nigeria has the largest population and biggest economy in Africa, but it imports almost all of its food.
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of Thursday's shootings at Chattanooga, Tennessee, has risen to five after a male U.S. Navy sailor died in the early hours of Saturday, the Navy said in a statement.
The military service man succumbed to his wounds received in the gun rampage, which killed four U.S. Marines at the scene Keanu Neal Falcons Jersey , according to the statement.
The sailor's name will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin process is completed, the statement said.
According to the initial investigation of police authorities, 24-year-old Muhammad Youseff Abdulazeez, the gunman, opened fire at two sites on Thursday at the Chattanooga reserve center and killed four Marines and wounded three others.
Abdulazeez died in police gunfire.
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