West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel plundered five wickets as they scored a stunning victory by bowling out Pakistan for 81 on the final day of the second Test in Barbados on Thursday. (Scorecard)Gabriel, bowling within himself with a focus on hitting line and length on a deteriorating pitch, took 5-11 as the tourists crumbled in their second innings against an impressive West Indies pace attack at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.Captain Jason Holder claimed three wickets, while Alzarri Joseph picked up the other two as the hosts won by 106 runs.Pakistan’s second innings score matched the lowest Test total at Kensington Oval set by India 20 years ago. It was also their lowest score in the Caribbean and 10th lowest anywhere.Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed top-scored in Pakistan’s second innings with 23.The series, tied at 1-1, moves to Dominica for the deciding Test starting on Wednesday, where West Indies will have a spring in their step after their first home Test victory in two years.”I think I was trying too hard and trying to bowl too fast (in the first innings), so I just made the decision to stay calm in the second innings,” man-of-the-match Gabriel said at the victory presentation.”It did reverse a bit but I still had to put the ball in the right areas. It was an up-and-down fifth-day pitch, so we knew that all we had to do was put the ball in the right areas.”BEST HAULThe right-arm, fast-medium Gabriel, who took four wickets in the first innings, finished with match figures of 9-92, easily his best haul in 25 career Tests.advertisementHolder hoped for the best after his team collapsed in their second innings to set Pakistan a modest target of 188 but he and his fellow pace battery did not have many runs to play with.”Using cutters and cross-seam deliveries was going to give us help on this pitch,” he said. “It was an important win we needed to keep the series alive. It was important for us to show consistency and we were able to do that here.”Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq lamented having to bat last but also heaped praise on the West Indies bowlers.”You can easily say that it’s about batting on a day-five pitch. We all knew from the first day that it was going to get worse, so that was the difference,” he said.”First innings, we should have got a bigger lead. And finally, on the last day, West Indies bowled their heart out and we were left with no answers.”Because of the height — all the bowlers are tall — it was a tailor-made pitch for them to keep hitting the deck hard and making the ball jump around.”
The Great Britain cycling performance director, Stephen Parks, is concerned that if Chris Froome’s salbutamol case drags on without a resolution he may end up with a dilemma over whether to select the rider for Great Britain in the world road race championships at Innsbruck in September.Asked whether there was a part of him that was afraid this may arise, Parks replied: “Yes, I’m sure there is but the worlds are a long way off, so it’s not something we are worried about at the moment. There’s a lot of water to go under the bridge between now and then.“We’ve then got to look at making sure we’ve got the right make-up of the team before we start to decide who the people are we’d like to see in there, and whether they are eligible or not. But hopefully it will all be done and dusted well before then.” Chris Froome struggles against the backdrop of failed drug test Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share via Email Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Chris Froome Cycling Topics news Regarding his personal thoughts on the case, Parks echoed the British Cycling chief executive, Julie Harrington, and said he felt it was regrettable that the rules of confidentiality had not been adhered to.Froome’s adverse analytical finding for salbutamol dates back to early September; he remains adamant that it stemmed from natural causes but there is no sign the case will be settled soon.It is possible that even when a decision finally comes, it will be challenged by one of the parties in the court of arbitration for sport, hence the fear that the saga could last beyond this year’s Tour de France.The Team Sky leader raced in a Great Britain jersey the day the finding was confirmed, finishing in the bronze medal position in the world time trial championship in Bergen. Froome remains eligible to race, as the anti-asthma drug salbutamol is a prescribed substance rather than a banned one, hence there is no immediate suspension.In spite of calls for him to stand down voluntarily in the interests of the sport, he returned to racing last week in Spain, where he finished 10th in the Ruta del Sol. He is expected to start the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in March as part of his buildup to the Giro d’Italia. Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Drugs in sport Share on Facebook Reuse this content
ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale has joined in on the College Football Playoff debates ahead of today’s selection.Vitale has a somewhat controversial final four.The ESPN analyst believes Ohio State, not Georgia or Oklahoma, should be the No. 4 team when the final College Football Playoff rankings come out.“I am just a college football fan but if I were voting my top 4 would be 1 @AlabamaFTBL 2 @ClemsonFB 3 @NDFootball 4 @OhioStateFB The impressive last 2 W’s to me give to me the Buckeyes & @B1Gfootball the edge for the 4th slot !” he tweeted.His final fop four:AlabamaClemsonNotre DameOhio StateI am just a college football fan but if I were voting my top 4 would be 1 @AlabamaFTBL 2 @ClemsonFB 3 @NDFootball 4 @OhioStateFB The impressive last 2 W’s to me give to me the Buckeyes & @B1Gfootball the edge for the 4th slot !— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) December 2, 2018What are your picks?The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released at noon on ESPN.
The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing has been allocated $181 million in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, to commence implementation of a disaster management programme, this year. The programme aims to develop a comprehensive system for dealing with natural or man-made disasters, through the implementation of preventive measures, public education and planned emergency operations, in an effort to mitigate the likely resulting impact of disasters. Activities are centred around three sub-programmes which focus on addressing the effects of Hurricane Sandy, as well as flood damage rehabilitation incorporating river training and the cleaning of gullies. Approximately $100 million of the overall allocation has been earmarked for the Hurricane Sandy sub-programme, which aims to facilitate the completion of payments for works carried out, consequent on the system’s passage in October 2012. The remaining $81 million is earmarked to carry out activities under the flood damage rehabilitation programme. Of the sum, $50 million will be used to facilitate river training and sea defence works in flood prone areas where serious erosion has occurred. The other $31 million will be used to effect the cleaning of gullies, ahead of the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. By Douglas Mcintosh, JIS Reporter
Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Lady Allen, has called on the nation’s youth to adopt the attitude of care and love that is hinged on the principle of being “our brother’s keeper”.“No longer do we seem to care about the welfare of our fellow citizens. I refuse to believe that we all have become cold and uncaring. It is up to all of us to ensure the safety of our communities, and by extension our country. Our future depends on it,” she said.Lady Allen was delivering a motivational speech to students at Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew on Monday (November 26).She encouraged the girls to focus on their studies and avoid distractions, noting that the choices they make now could have a direct impact on their future.“Ensure that their educational foundation is solid. The social scene will always be around. You’ll have time later to explore the glitz and glamour and city lights. Maintain your focus now, and later on in life you’ll never ever regret that decision,” she said.Lady Allen further urged the students to “always strive to be the best version of themselves” and live by the mantra of the Governor-General’s ‘I Believe Initiative’, which states that “there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right”.“Most importantly, seek out areas in which you can be of service. Give of your time, your youth and your talent to the development of your communities, your parish and your nation at large,” she said.She noted that as a student, she was an ardent member of the 4-H Clubs, where she learnt skills such as cooking, baking, agriculture and horticulture.“The skills I garnered and the competitions I entered helped to shape my life, boost my confidence, and prepared me for life… . I made the right decisions at the right time,” she said.Lady Cooke encouraged the students to develop a spirit of positivity, never listen to negativity and believe in themselves.
zoom Miserable conditions in the dry bulk market have pushed Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S (Norden) to a loss of USD 5 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a profit of USD 27 million in the same period last year. The company’s operating earnings also reached a loss of USD 1 million.In February this year, the Baltic Dry Index plunged to the lowest index figure ever, contributing to a loss of USD 19.8m during the first quarter in Norden’s dry cargo segment.However, despite the market headwinds Norden’s dry cargo vessels managed to achieve earnings that were 37 percent above the market average. Nevertheless, the adjusted result for the period in dry cargo market ended at a loss of USD 20 million, corresponding to operating earnings loss of USD 17 million.The company’s results in the tanker market were somewhat better, with an adjusted result of USD 15 million, corresponding to operating earnings of USD 16 million.“NORDEN’s tanker business still brings home reasonable results, which contributes to cushion the effects of a historically poor quarter in the dry cargo market. The dry cargo index the Baltic Dry Index reached a new low in February, and despite a record number of scrapping of dry cargo vessels, this could not make up for the many deliveries of new vessels. Based on the increase in Chinese imports, the dry cargo market saw a slight improvement in March,” CEO Jan Rindbo comments.For the remainder of the year, the company says it still expects challenging times in the dry cargo segment, adding that it is prepared for the situation where many new tanker vessels will put pressure on the rates, although the demand for oil is growing.In line with previous expectations, Norden forecasts the adjusted results for the year to range between USD -60 to USD 30 million.The company’s fleet totaled in 275 vessels at the end of Q1, which is 47 vessels more than at the end of 2015.
Singapore’s shipping company Masterbulk has installed UltraBattery (UB) battery pack on its large general cargo ship MV Panamana.The battery pack, manufactured by the Furukawa Battery Company, will form part of an Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution developed by technology company Eco Marine Power and it will be evaluated jointly with Masterbulk and ZEABORN Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.The battery pack comprises of class-approved UB-50-12 Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries and marine-grade battery frame kit, and it was installed by the ship’s technical team with only remote support being required.As explained by Eco Marine Power, UB-50-12 VRLA batteries are the ideal solution for smart grid, wind power and solar power applications. They have been described as safe, recyclable and long-lasting.“These hybrid batteries incorporate unique ultracapacitor technology and along with the larger capacity UB-1000, are suitable for use on ships, offshore platforms and land-based applications,” the company said.Yasuhiro Kodaka, General Manager of International Sales at Furukawa Battery added that the long-life batteries offer a cost effective alternative to lithium-ion type batteries and are also relatively easier to install and maintain.“At the core of Masterbulk’s corporate sustainability policy is a focus on protecting the planet and exploring the use of renewable energy on our ships, as part of our strategy to further reduce emissions and fuel consumption,” Lars Modin, Chief Executive Officer at Masterbulk said.The Singapore-flagged open hatch gantry crane vessel, built in 2010, is employed within the Saga Welco pool, a joint venture between Saga Ship Holding and Masterbulk.Renewable energy projects are gaining momentum in the shipping industry as owners look to cut their carbon footprint and bring about a more sustainable future for the shipping industry in line with the industry’s commitment to halve greenhouse gas emissions in order to tackle climate change.To that end, earlier this month, the world’s largest shipping company Maersk said that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2050.However, in order to achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.Image Courtesy: Masterbulk
The Canadian Press VICTORIA — The Speaker of British Columbia’s legislature says a speech he gave this week about leadership went sideways and he is apologizing for offending people.Darryl Plecas says the point he was trying to make in the speech before about 160 local government politicians was that crime bosses and some politicians are considered successful by many, but they don’t pass the leadership test.The Speaker says when he mentioned the Hells Angels, Mafia and U.S. President Donald Trump as examples of leaders considered successful, some people attending the Lower Mainland Local Government Association gathering objected to his comments because they thought he was endorsing those leaders.During his speech, Plecas criticized politicians for not meaningfully consulting with Indigenous people about decisions, comparing it to someone who was sexually assaulted and then telling them they were consulted first.But he said what he meant was that unless consultations involve genuine input, some Indigenous people say governments use the term consult as if consent were given.He says the comparison came directly from an Indigenous woman who made the same point to him.A report by Plecas earlier this year about overspending allegations at the B.C. legislature resulted in the clerk and sergeant-at-arms being placed on indefinite suspension pending an RCMP investigation.Plecas was re-elected as a Liberal in 2017, but was ejected from the party caucus and now sits as an Independent after he accepted the Speaker’s position in the minority New Democrat government.(CHNL)
APTN National NewsFormer AFN national chief Phil Fontaine was in Halifax Tuesday.While speaking to an audience at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, Fontaine spoke of working together to achieve common goals.Fontaine also spoke of two hunger-strikers in the province.
“Deterring future atrocities, delivering justice for victims, and defending the rules of war across the globe are far too important priorities to risk a retreat from the age of accountability that we have worked so hard to build and solidify,” said Mr. Ban at the start of a Security Council meeting earlier today on cooperation between UN and regional organizations on matters of international peace and security. “The world has made enormous strides in building a global system of international criminal justice, with the International Criminal Court as its centrepiece,” he added, recalling the ground-breaking convictions secured by the ICC and other international tribunals. In his remarks, the UN chief said that these and other gains have also been accompanied by setbacks and shortcomings such as prosecutions taking many years and not all countries accepting the Court’s jurisdiction. “Even some of those that do [accept the ICC’s jurisdiction], do not always support the Court fully,” he noted. He also noted the concern raised that the Court has convicted only Africans despite evidence of crimes in other parts of the world, and stressed that such challenges are best addressed not by diminishing support for the ICC, but by strengthening it from within. South Africa (24 October) and Burundi (yesterday) have informed the Secretary-General, who is the depository of the Rome Statute of the ICC, of their intent withdraw from the Court. According to a UN spokesperson, official communication from Gambia – the third country which, according to reports, is intending to withdraw – has not been received. “I regret these steps, which could send a wrong message on these countries’ commitment to justice,” said the Secretary-General this morning. According to ICC, the withdrawal will only come into effect one year after the official notification. The Court’s founding Rome Statute sets out the tribunal’s jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and – as of an amendment in 2010 – the crime of aggression. In addition to jurisdiction, it also addresses issues such as admissibility and applicable law, the composition and administration of the Court, investigations and prosecution, trials, penalties, appeal and revision, international cooperation and judicial assistance, and enforcement.
A $50,000 per year NSERC scholarship will allow a Brock graduate student to continue her important research on people with mild traumatic brain injuries.When Caitlyn Gallant learned she had been selected to receive one of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), she was elated.“I feel honoured to be recognized as a Vanier scholar,” says Gallant. “It is a wonderful recognition of the work I have put into academics, research and community service and inspires me to invest greater effort in my research and my community.”The scholarship will allow her to expand on the research she began as a master’s student in Brock’s Neuropsychology Cognitive Research Lab studying affective Theory of Mind in people with mild traumatic brain injuries.“My research aims to understand the neural mechanisms that underlie Theory of Mind, defined as the ability to understand others’ thoughts and emotions,” says Gallant. “Distinct brain regions have been implicated in understanding others’ thoughts versus others’ emotions; yet, the question of how these regions allow for the distinct ToM components remains unanswered.”Gallant’s PhD research will also include individuals on the Autism spectrum.“Research has demonstrated that these populations both show particular deficits in their ability to relate to others emotionally,” she says. “Both groups also present with abnormal levels of baseline physiological arousal. I wondered if this could be the mechanism of impairment in these populations and if abnormal arousal levels underlie their deficits, then this would shed light on the mechanism of affective Theory of Mind in general.”She hopes her research will help improve the understanding of this social cognitive process and help identify treatment strategies to remove barriers to social reintegration.“The inability to understand when your actions or words are upsetting or offensive to others can have huge social implications,” Gallant says. “If my research supports the mechanism that I propose, then future research could explore methods of boosting physiological arousal to potentially influence social skills.”Gallant’s supervisor says she is well deserving of the scholarship and recognition being an ambassador for academic research and its application, as well as being involved in many on and off-campus initiatives.“Caitlyn continues to be a positive influence on those around her — students, friends and friends-to-be,” said Dawn Good, Psychology Associate Professor.2017/2018 NSERC Canada Graduate ScholarshipNSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Nico Bonanno, Chemistry, “Design, synthesis and coordination chemistry of new redoxactive ligands in moleculebased magnetism”Andrew Kenig, Mathematics and Statistics, “New Methods for Quantile Regression”Brent Pitchford, Psychology, “Exercising SelfControl and its Effect on Global/Local Attentional Processing”Jenny Tieu, Mathematics & Statistics, “On Quantile Regression and Extreme Value Distributions”NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate ScholarshipCaitlyn Gallant, Psychology, “Investigating physiological arousal as a mechanism for affective theory of mind”NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – DoctoralMatthew Mallette, Applied Health Sciences, “Integrating mechanisms of central fatigue on neuromuscular function”Lyndon Duff, Biological Sciences, “Foraging patterns of subordinate females in the eastern carpenter bees, Xylocopa virginica and the influence of nestmate chemical cues on foraging”Nigel Kurgan, Applied Health Sciences, “The effect of exercise training on Wnt/B-catenin signaling”Phillip Wallace, Applied Health Sciences, “The Neurophysiological Responses Using Electroencephalography (EEG) During Self-Paced Exercise Performance in the Heat”Holly Lockhart, Psychology, “Connecting visual working memory of complex and simple objects”
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Two people have died in a fire caused by multiple explosions at a bungalow in Suffolk. The home was almost completely destroyed after a fire tore through it following a suspected gas leak. Crews began tackling the inferno at the property in the small village of Lidgate, near Newmarket, shortly after midday. Specialist dogs were later brought in after two people were initially described as missing. They were later announced as dead. The cause of the explosion is unknown and a joint fire and police investigation is taking place. Officers said the fire was believed to have been caused by a gas explosion.A neighbour told the BBC their windows rattled when they heard the “huge explosion”. In a statement Darren Reeve of Suffolk Fire Service said: “It was a very large explosion at the time followed by multiple smaller ones, however we are still under investigation as to how that occurred.”There was extensive structural damage which has slowed down firefighting activities due to integrity of the building, chimney stack and gable end at the moment, however we are working with the police on a joint effort and ambulance to carry out our investigations.” Emergency services at the scene of the explosionCredit: Terry Harris
Cypriot Army officer Nicos Metaxas, 35, has killed at least seven women in the island nation creating a huge stir among the police, and resulting in the resignation of the country’s Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou on the grounds of “political responsibility” for the case.The killer targetted foreign women who came to Cyprus for work, and whom he met on social media networks. Though he has admitted to killing seven, the authorities have reopened missing persons investigations and have a list of 22 names of women presumed to have left the country but had been reported as unaccounted for.His own mother was a foreign woman, a Bulgarian woman from Stara Zagora. His parents had divorced 12 years ago.He himself was also separated from his wife, but is not divorced, and has two children. By all accounts he is a responsible father.His hobbies include photography and he has had exhibitions featuring his work, and has participated on TV shows. Photographic images of the mines where he dumped the women were among his belongings.His motives for the crimes still remain unknown. The police are not aware whether he targeted foreign women for a specific reason or because he considered them easy hits.The murders have cast the spotlight on the conditions of foreign workers in Cyprus, with the BBC publishing a scathing report on the abuse of migrant women. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Bisphénol A : des risques sanitaires réels ?Canada – Selon les récentes recherches du ministère de la Santé canadien, la nocivité du bisphénol A serait bien réelle. Omniprésent dans les emballages alimentaires, ce plastique inquiète les scientifiques, qui se demandent quels risques sanitaires il peut représenter.En 2008, le ministère de la Santé canadien avait déclaré que le bisphénol A, utilisé dans la fabrication de nombreux emballages alimentaires et des biberons, n’était pas toxique. Il a, depuis, revu son jugement. Le bisphénol A parviendrait en effet à s’accumuler dans le corps humain, un phénomène particulièrement vrai pour les femmes enceintes et leur foetus. En effet, les scientifiques ont prélevé le placenta de cinq femmes immédiatement après qu’elles ont accouché et l’ont ensuite exposé au bisphénol A. Les résultats sont plus que révélateurs : cette substance endommagerait gravement et irrémédiablement les cellules du placenta.Selon Aziz Aris, médecin au département d’obstétrique et de gynécologie de l’université de Sherbrooke : “Un centième de ce qui a été trouvé dans le sang des femmes enceintes peut être nocif au fœtus”. Cette exposition pourrait entraîner une pré-éclampsie (une pression artérielle grave pour le foetus), une naissance prématurée, voire une fausse-couche.À lire aussiUne femme donne naissance à un bébé cyclope en EgypteLe bisphénol A est pourtant présent dans de nombreux emballages en plastique comme certains emballages de plats cuisinés, des boîtes de conserve et surtout, des biberons. Il entraînerait chez l’adulte une augmentation de la sensibilité à la douleur, des inflammations et une réduction de l’imperméabilité de l’intestin.Le bisphénol A est identifiable dans les emballages grâce aux codes de recyclage 3 et 7, toutefois, il serait quasiment impossible de l’éviter tant il est omniprésent. Le 18 janvier 2010 à 10:55 • Emmanuel Perrin
Un magazine acheté, un arbre plantéLe Figaro Magazine et la Fondation Yves Rocher lancent une opération étonnante pour replanter des milliers d’arbres : demain, pour un magazine acheté, un arbre sera replanté. L’opération avait déjà été lancée au mois d’avril 2009. Cette année Le Figaro Magazine remet ça. Pour l’achat d’un exemplaire demain, titré “Aux arbres, citoyens !”, un arbre sera planté. Le magazine en appelle à ses lecteurs éco-citoyens et s’engage à reverser 0,50 centimes d’euros à la Fondation Yves Rocher sur chaque exemplaire vendu en kiosque pour replanter ces arbres en France.Une opération décriée par l’hebdomadaire Marianne, la décrivant comme une belle manière pour le magazine de sauver ses ventes en demandant de sauver les arbres.Lors du lancement de sa première opération en 2009 visant à replanter des arbres, Le Figaro rappelait que chaque année dans le monde, ce sont 16 millions d’hectares d’arbres qui disparaissent. Le 26 novembre 2010 à 12:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
Related Items:dema, ethlyn gibbs, national trust, wheeland pond Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Recommended for you Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 04 Mar 2015 – Residents of Wheeland did not turn out in big numbers, but with big ideas and were expressive with DEMA and National Trust officials about the Wheeland Pond. “It’s very nice and whatever was said just makes sense because down here is a very nice place. All we need to do is take care of it for when the tourists come around, and it would be good.”“…come together and work together on this because it would help everybody in the area, not just the tourists but just to keep the area clean as a nice site and attraction that is one of the benefits for Blue Hills.” There is an initiative now launched to see the Pond preserved and transformed ecologically into a guest and resident attraction. Executive Director of the National Trust, Ethlyn Gibbs Williams said she could see three jobs coming from a development of the site. Members of Parliament for both Wheeland and Blue Hills attended the two days of town meetings held over the weekend. Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016
Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Related Items:tci diabetic association, Tciaa, world diabetes day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands – Friday, November 13, 2015 – The staff of the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) on Friday donned their blue t-shirts in support of the Turks & Caicos Islands Diabetic Association’s awareness drive.November 14, is celebrated as World Diabetes Day and the local Diabetic Association has taken lead to educate the local public. TCI Diabetic Association member, Angela Williams is proud to lead the Airport and its staff members and encourage them to wear the blue shirts for the day. She has been a member of this association for years and has helped to bring about awareness through sales of these shirt and being a part of meetings that are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center. These meetings are open to the public and are geared towards the education, prevention and control of Diabetes.The Association raises funds to support TCI Diabetics from all islands as it is noted that 33% of the local population suffer from this disease. Funds raised are also used to purchase meters, needles, food supplies and even scooters for those most in need.The Chairman and staff of the TCIAA are proud to support such a worthy initiative and encourage staff cohesiveness for a disease that affects so many in our small community. Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – A man is at hospital fighting for his life today after being shot while sitting in his car on Scott Street and Hospital Lane in Nassau. Police say they need public help to solve the shooting which happened yesterday when a silver vehicle is reported to have pulled up on the victim, firing shots and then speeding off. The shooting happened around 4pm on Tuesday.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews
National Foster Care Month KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter There are more than 3,000 foster children in San Diego and May is National Foster Care Month.KUSI was joined by the CEO of Promises 2 Kids, Tonya Torosian, with more on why this is the most important time of year for foster youth awareness. KUSI Newsroom May 17, 2018 Posted: May 17, 2018
Posted: June 5, 2019 June 5, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Health officials Wednesday confirmed 28 new flu cases among asylum seekers at a local migrant shelter, the most since the county began tracking a flu outbreak at the shelter last month.The spike in new cases of “influenza-like illness” at the Bankers Hill shelter operated by Jewish Family Service of San Diego follows two days of new case confirmations in the single digits. Health officials with the county’s Health and Human Services Agency have confirmed 186 flu cases since May 19.The county is currently quarantining 51 asylum seekers and migrants at hotels around the county in an attempt to stop the flu outbreak. County health officials have now screened more than 1,000 asylum seekers at the shelter for the flu since May 19.The county defines an outbreak as one person contracted an illness and a second person contracting it and showing symptoms within 72 hours. The county first announced the outbreak May 23.Federal immigration authorities announced May 17 that they would begin flying detained asylum seekers from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to San Diego for processing at local U.S. Custom and Border Protection stations like Brown Field. Once processed, the migrants are released into the county and often end up at the Bankers Hill shelter, which offers medical care and humanitarian and legal aid.The transfers are intended to alleviate the strain on immigration agents in the Rio Grande Valley who argue they’re overwhelmed by an immigration crush at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the Department of Homeland Security, CBP agents detained nearly 140,000 people along the border last month, the most in any month since March 2006.County officials say they plan to continue monitoring the outbreak and providing updates on new flu cases at the shelter. The county is also screening and treating people at the shelter who are not showing symptoms to prevent them from contracting the virus. KUSI Newsroom, Flu cases at migrant shelter reach highest point since outbreak began KUSI Newsroom