Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Heads of Governments of the 18-member body and its associate membership are also scheduled to discuss issues relating to the region’s slow recovery from the global economic crises; the heavy debt burdens of some members and the effects policies by international financial institutions have had on the economies of CARICOM.Amongst the key topics to be discussed are Tourism in the region, corresponding banking, regional security and information and technologies for development. The delegation returns to the Turks & Caicos Islands on February 19, 2017.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGeorgetown, Guyana, February 16, 2017 – Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Hon. Sean Astwood led a delegation to the Twenty-Eight Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana on February 16 & 17 2017 to examine a wide range of issues of concern to the Caribbean Community and the Turks & Caicos Islands.During the two-day conference, Astwood is expected to hold bilateral with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador, Irvine LaRocque and region leaders including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bahamas Hon. Fred Mitchel. Commenting on the visit, Hon. Astwood said; “I am excited to be attending this meeting as the newly elected ambassador and Minister of Border Control and Employment as it offers many opportunities for the Turks and Caicos to collaborate with regional leaders in advancing my Government’s mandate and our country’s prosperity. This meeting also offers us the opportunity to network with CARICOM leaders to address the body of Caribbean leaders to garner support for our challenges ahead.” The meeting is expected to focus on the effects on the economic climate on member states of the Caribbean Community and framework by which the Community can achieve growth and development amidst the current environment. Additionally, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad area that are up for discussion.
Xulhas-TonoyThe Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Sunday submitted a charge-sheet to the home ministry for its approval in a case filed over the killing of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, reports UNB.The investigation agency brought charges against eight people over the double murder and placed the charge-sheet before the ministry as it needs prior approval before submitting it to the court, said DMP deputy commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.Four of the accused — Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, 25, Media head and member of intelligence wing of banned Islamic outfit Ansar Al Islam, Md Arafat Rahman, 24, coordinator of military wing of Ansar Al Islam, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and member of military wing of the militant group Asadullah, 25, are behind the bars.Four others have been on the run and they are Syed Md Ziaul Huq alias Major Zia (sacked army major), 42, Akram Hossain, 30, Sabbirul Haque Chowdhury, 26, and Md Zunaid Ahmad alias Maulana Zuned alias Zunaid, 26.During investigation, the CTTC found direct involvement of 13 people into the double murder. Of them, five were excluded from the charge-sheet as their full names and addresses were not found during investigation.The four arrested accused have already given statements before the court, confessing their involvement in the murder.Xulhaz Mannan, editor of LGBT magazine Roopbaan, and his friend MahbubTonoy, an activist of theatre group Loknatya Dal, were hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at an apartment in the capital’s Kalabagan area on 25 April, 2016.A case was filed with Kalabagan police station on the same day in this connection.Primarily, Detective Branch (DB) investigated the double murder. Later, the CTTC unit took the onus of probe and arrested four suspects in connection with the killings.
Reginald F. Lewis has been an omnipresent and enigmatic figure on the Baltimore landscape for decades since his death in 1993.Baltimore native Reginald F. Lewis was the first Black American to launch a billion dollar American enterprise. (Courtesy Image)His name is emblazoned upon The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, a landmark at the corner of Pratt and President Sts., the gateway to glitzy Harbor East. Since 2005, when the museum opened its doors, people from around the state, the nation and the globe have visited and learned the stories of Maryland’s Black community. But, I didn’t know much about Lewis beyond the fact that he was the richest Black man in America in the 1980’s.I learned a lot more about this great son of Baltimore during a recent event at the Lewis Museum Dec. 7. “The Conversation: Reginald F. Lewis, The $Billion Deal, The Lifestyle, The Man,” celebrated what would have been the 75th birthday of Lewis, who died at age 50 from brain cancer.The conversation was led by my friend Charles Robinson, a veteran journalist and anchor at Maryland Public Television. On the panel were four men who were very close to Lewis including his brother, Jean Fugett, Jr., who helped Lewis found the TLC Group in 1983, the venture capital firm, which served as the platform for Lewis to purchase Beatrice International Foods for $985 million in 1987. I remember watching Fugett as a kid, when he was a standout tight end for the Washington Redskins. But, I learned Lewis was a star football player in his own right.Also on the panel, Clarence “Tiger” Davis, the former Baltimore City Delegate, who played football with Lewis at Dunbar High School. Davis, a force in East Baltimore politics for decades, spoke glowingly about Lewis as a charismatic leader, even as a high school football star.Lin Hart, another childhood friend of Lewis, was also a part of the conversation. He wrote the book, “Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before the Billion-Dollar Empire.” Hart, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills, played football with Lewis at Virginia State College, the Historically Black College where Lewis got his undergraduate degree in political science in 1965, before moving on to Harvard Law School.Harvard Law is where Lewis met William “Bill” Slattery, who was also part of the conversation celebrating Lewis’ life. I knew Lewis went to Harvard. But, what I discovered is Lewis was the only person to be accepted at Harvard Law without applying. He was recruited to attend Harvard when he was a student at Virginia State and never formally applied at Harvard, which seems implausible, but clearly not for Lewis.Beyond the insights of these four men, the two people who knew Lewis best were also in attendance at the event celebrating Lewis at the museum bearing his name; his widow Loida Nicolas Lewis and his mother Carolyn Fugett (who is 92 and still going strong).“He established the first Black law firm on Wall Street; he bought the McCall Pattern company on a leveraged buyout for $22 million, turned it around, and later sold it at a 90-1 return; and he sealed the $985 million deal that launched the first African-American billion dollar enterprise,” said Nicolas Lewis in a statement.I knew Lewis was the first Black person to close a billion dollar deal and build a billion dollar company. But, I didn’t know that the Beatrice deal was the largest leveraged buyout of overseas assets by an American Company at the time, period.Lewis wrote the book, “Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun?” It is a memoir of a Black man, with his roots in Black Baltimore, who emerged from our community to forge billion dollar Wall Street Deals and operated as a financial superstar, typically in rooms with nobody else that looked like him.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Ultimately, Lewis’ story, embodied by his signature statement, “Keep going, no matter what,” is yet another volume in the fabled history of Baltimore’s Black vanguard.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore editor of the AFRO and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday on the ARO’s Facebook page.
Kolkata: Medical College Ex Students Association (MCESA) will organise a Walkathon from Calcutta Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Wednesday morning to spread awareness on diabetes which is on the rise.On the occasion of the World Diabetes Day on 14 November, a rally would be taken out from the CMCH campus at around 8.30 am, where the senior officials of MCESA, Rogi Kalyan Samiti Chairman of the hospital Dr Nirmal Maji, Principal and superintendent of CMCH would take part. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSome senior officials of the state Health department would also take part in the programme. A seminar would also be organised at the hospital later in the afternoon where doctors will discuss on how to check diabetes. On the eve of World Diabetes Day, the doctors in the city say it is essential that children and adolescents must undergo diabetes tests if they continue to gain weight or they have positive family history. Various private hospitals will also observe the day through different programmes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to a survey on diagnostic tests done across the state, it has been found that one in three children between the age group of 0 to 15 may be susceptible to diabetes. Even type-2 diabetes which reduces life expectancy has also been detected among children. “Diabetes leads to obesity, nausea, drowsiness, weight loss and frequent urination among children, which is a major cause of concern. As they reach adulthood, they might develop to kidney-related problems. A change in the lifestyle, a rapid urbanisation, change in eating habits, indulging more on indoor activities are contributing towards the disease,” Dr A Mitra, a city-based doctor said. The change in the way of living is leading to chronic condition in children as well. The type-2 diabetes commonly associated with adults is being found among children in large number. The doctors have advised to engage in physical activities on a regular basis to check the disease. If one is diagnosed in pre-diabetes stage, he or she should not take sugar in milk, breakfast and must avoid beverages and control the habit of taking bread and rice. According to the prediction of the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 80% of new cases of diabetes will be found in the developing countries by 2025. By 2030, diabetes will be projected to be the seventh leading cause of death.
AddThis ShareCONTACT: David RuthPHONE: 713-348-6327E-MAIL: email@example.comPrinceton Review ranks Rice No. 1 for ‘best quality of life’Rice University ranks No. 1 nationally for “best quality of life” in the newly released 2010 edition of Princeton Review’s popular guidebook “The Best 371 Colleges.”Long DescriptionBased on its survey of 122,000 students attending the 371 colleges in the book, Rice also ranked:No. 8 for “happiest students”No. 11 for “lots of race/class interaction”No. 19 for “great financial aid”Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing and author of “The Best 371 Colleges,” said, “We commend Rice University for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book. We make our choices based on institutional data we gather about schools, feedback from students attending them, and input from our staff who visit hundreds of colleges a year. We also value the opinions and suggestions of our 23-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, and independent college counselors we hear from yearlong.” The guide provides rankings for 62 categories and publishes the top 20 colleges in each category.The rankings for quality of life are based on students’ assessment of food on- and off-campus, dorm comfort, campus beauty, ease of getting around campus, relationship with the local community, campus safety, the surrounding area, interaction between students, friendliness and happiness of the student body and smoothness with which the school is administered. Rice has consistently ranked in the top 10 of this category over the past several years.In its 2010 profile of Rice, the Princeton Review quotes Rice students directly from their survey responses. Among them are some candid comments:“Rice University is dedicated to its students, whether in the classroom through providing top-notch professors who are approachable … or just around campus by catering to students’ professed real needs and desires” by an administration that is “extremely sensitive to students’ needs and concerns.”The residential college system “ensures a lot of mixing among different majors, races, interests and geographic origins. People are similar enough and smart enough and have enough converging interests to make good friends with each other.”Rice’s residential system is “great because it gives you another family and allows you to get to know everyone in your college.”Of the rankings, Rice President David Leebron said, ”We are a genuine community where every individual feels that theymatter, and they do. This is alsoabout the quality of our campus, and it’s about having a campus withall the trees and open, green space in the heart of a major city wherestudents can enjoy the best of urban living. Mostly, though, Ricereceived that ranking from our students because they know that everystudent matters.”Student Association President Patrick McAnaney said the honor reflects Rice’s commitment to the undergraduate experience. ”This recognition is a strong testament to Rice’s continued commitment to the undergraduate experience, from the residential colleges to our unique relationships with faculty and staff members,” he said. ”The diverse factors considered in this ranking show how well-rounded the Rice experience is, a trend I expect will continue for many years.”To download Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” seal, go to http://www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/images/371seal.To download Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” guide cover, go to http://www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/images/371cover.To read Rice’s complete profile, visit www.princetonreview.com.