Ambulances blessed in prayer and with more EMS staff

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Aug 2015 – The Ambulances are here; after years of waiting despite having the funds to purchase the vehicles. Five new Ambulances were commissioned and blessed by Bishop C. Alexander Williams in a brief ceremony yesterday. Add to this, nine new medics were added to the team, taking the EMS team to 19; ten of whom are based in Provo. Champion Motors, on Thursday, delivered the five ambulances to the country, Provo got two more of the emergency vehicles, while South Caicos, North and Middle Caicos and Grand Turk received one ambulance each. Related Items:ambulanced, Bishop C. Alexander Williams, blessed, premier rufus ewing Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Governor Walker signs law recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska

first_imgGovernor Walker in Utqiaġvik on June 24, 2017 after signing Indigenous Peoples Day into state law.(Courtesy of the Governor’s Office of Alaska)In Utqiaġvik over the weekend, Governor Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.Listen nowOn Saturday, Governor Walker said, “This official recognition is just one way we as a state can acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by First Peoples throughout the history of this land.”For the past two years the Governor had issued one-year observances for the second Monday in October to be Indigenous Peoples Day. The signing of the new law will complete that effort and Alaska will join South Dakota in recognizing the holiday.Representative Dean Westlake of Kotzebue, Senator Donny Olson of Nome, and Representative Zach Fansler of Bethel were in attendance for the signing, along with a number of representatives from the North Slope Borough. That’s according to Representative Fansler, who was also the first co-signer for House Bill 78, put forward by the representative from Kotzebue.“At one point we were actually thinking about trying to carry this bill, you know. Representative Westlake ended up carrying it and we co-signed right away,” Fansler said.The signing was held during Utqiaġvik’s annual Nalukataq whaling festival.“They take the whales; they’ve been fermenting them, they, you know, obviously they harvested them back in April, and this is where they divvy up the whale parts to literally the entire community,” said Fansler.According to Fansler, the Inupiauq tradition is a day-long festival where much of the town comes out to celebrate a successful whale hunt. Different parts of fermented whale are brought out with cakes and candy and followed by singing, a blanket toss, and then dancing. Fansler said that it was an appropriate occasion for signing the bill.“People were already super enthusiastic,” Fansler said. “And then when you couple that with the idea that we were signing into law something that establishes the second Monday [of October] as Indigenous Peoples Day, you know it just made it all the better.”The crowd and legislators were happy to see the bill finally come to fruition, said Fansler, as there have been several attempts over the years to pass similar legislation.“You know, on the Senate side, on the House side, so I think there has been this push for some time, but, you know, for various reasons it just doesn’t move along. But this year was a year I think we have a historic legislature,” Fansler said.Fansler considers this legislature to be historic for a number of reasons, one of those being that Alaska is finally seeing its first Alaska Native Speaker of the House.“This is meant to be something that’s inclusive,” Fansler said. “And this is something to really promote Native culture throughout our state and recognize the amazing impact of our first people.”Representative Fansler said that he’s looking forward to celebrating October 9 as Alaska’s first official Indigenous Peoples Day.last_img read more

Wall collapse kills 3 in 2 dists

first_imgThree people, including a child, were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of wall collapse triggered by torrential rains in Kushitia and Gazipur districts on Saturday, reports UNB.In Gazipur, a woman and a minor boy were killed in separate incidents of wall collapses in Pubail area in the city and Kainjanul area of Sadar upazila.The deceased were identified as Selina Akhter, a garment worker, wife of later Erajul Haque of Uttar Gaon village of Thakurgaon district, and Jahid, 2, son of Sumon Miah of Chadalchar area in Bajitpur upazila of Kishoreganj district.Hossain Ara Siddiq Juli, councillor of 40 no ward (reserved seat) of the city, said that Zahid came to visit his grandmother house’s in Basugaon area of Pubail with his mother few days ago.A portion of a wall of a house adjoining to his grandmother’s house collapsed on a room around 3:00am where Zahid along with his mother were sleeping, leaving Zahid dead on the spot and his mother and aunt injured, he said.Besides, garment worker Selina Akhter, who used to live in a rented house at Kainjanul village, was killed as a wall of an adjoining house collapsed on her house, said Shah Alam, member of 7 no ward in Bhawal Mirzapur union.A man was also injured in the incident.In Kushita, Rupchand, 52 was killed as a portion of a mud-wall of his house fell on him at Chithalia Mallikpara in Mirpur upazila early in the morning, said Gias Uddin, chairman of Chithalia union.last_img read more

HBO Website Blocked in China Over John Oliver Bit

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 HBO’s website remained blocked in China Monday for the fourth straight day following a recent segment on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” that took a critical look at the country. That’s according to data from Greatfire.org, a website that frequently tests popular websites to determine their availability to Chinese internet users.Oliver had spent some 20 minutes in the June 17 edition of his show to take a closer look at China’s economic rise, the Chinese government’s crackdown on dissent and the ever-expanding power of China’s president Xi Jinping. Oliver also put the spotlight on some memes used by China’s dissidents, which includes comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.That apparently didn’t go over well with China’s government censors. HBO’s entire web presence became unavailable to its internet users late last week, and has remained blocked ever since, according to Greatfire.China has long tightly controlled the content its citizens can consume on the internet. The country does so with the help of what’s known as the “great firewall,” which allows state-run ISPs to monitor and censor all internet traffic entering the country. However, China’s internet users frequently regain access to blocked content with the help of VPN services and other tools meant to circumvent internet censorship.last_img read more

From the streets on to the stage

first_imgSounds like a scene out of any perfect Hollywood movie, but that  is exactly where some lucky kids are headed. A lucky break like the one provided by Aanukrati could go a long way to change their lives. These street kids would unite with young contemporary dancers for Anurakti. An initiative that drives to surpass the socio-economic divide and create a mutual understanding between different strata’s through dance. Anurakti is a team of young contemporary dance artists who would be seen tapping their feet with the brilliant self trained acrobatic talents from the street.  Anurakti dabbles into various dance techniques featuring mayurbhanj chhau, lyrical jazz, Kathak and street acrobatics. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The idea behind it is to put the gymnastic talents of these street children at its best use in an attempt to change to course of their life through the guidance of a dance company.  What drives the Urshilla Dance Company team forward: It is rooted in a scene at the traffic red lights, something all of us witness and ignore- the spread out arms of little kids on the road. UDC aims to make these little hopeful arms stretch out not for alms but a heartfelt embrace. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWith the thought of imparting a sense of pride and a sense of belief in them, UDC hand picked these young artists from the streets of Delhi and created a piece with their team of trained dancers.Enthusing a sense of confidence, UDC would bring forth the talent of these kids through a piece that explores contemporary dance with new dimensions of lighting and multimedia. It would take you through an emotional journey of two street kids with a twinkle in their eye to become famous dance artists and how a dance company makes turns their aspirations into reality.The show has a mass appeal owing to its entertaining story telling; though it is abstract in its form.  UDC is currently nurturing the talents of six street children who would all be performing in this show. DETAILAt: Kamani AuditoriumOn Till: 19 April, 7 pmlast_img read more