Funeral arrangements for the Late DrBernard Nottage

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#FuneralArrangmentsforDrBernardNottage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, The Bahamas, July 10th 2017: Viewing of the Late Dr. the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage will be held at PLP Headquarters on Tuesday, July 11th. In a release, cabinet announced funeral plans for the former minister, with viewing to take place at the National Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th and at the House of Assembly on Thursday, July 13th.An official funeral will take place on Friday, July 14th at St. Agnes Anglican Church, beginning at 11 a.m. Dr Nottage died last week in a Florida hospital after he had been airlifted to the US following three days in the Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Hospital. He was age 71.Dr.Nottage was a trained as a gynecologist at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.His political career spanned over three decades, serving as a Cabinet minister in one Pindling administration and two Christie administrations, serving as Minister of National Security between 2012 and 2017. Dr Nottage was defeated in the May 2017 general election by FNM candidate, 22-year-old Travis Robinson in the Bain and Grants Town constituency.He is survived by his wife, Portia and their two sons. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

People on the Move

first_img Interiors magazine has appointed Erika Heet its new executive editor. Most recently, she had been the Los Angeles editor of Dwell. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Paul Turcotte has been named publisher and chief revenue officer at TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider.com. He had been CEO at AMPitLIVE. He will cover culture for Daily Intelligencer and Vulture, as well as for the Cut and the print magazine. In particular, he will bring his prismatic lens to New York’s election coverage. InformationWeek, the media brand of business technology professionals, has named Alethea Yip as managing editor and Jessica Davis as senior editor, enterprise apps. Yip has spent nearly 20 years in tech journalism, most recently as the managing editor at Slashdot Media. Davis was previously the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s MSPmentor and Ziff Davis Enterprise’s Channel Insider. “Rembert is equally at home reporting from the front line in Ferguson, questioning President Obama on Air Force One, or writing a meditation on Nicki Minaj and pubescent boys,” says editor-in-chief Adam Moss. “His voice moves easily from literary to loopy, driven always by his intelligence and unusually wide-ranging curiosity.” Evolve Media has announced the executive appointment of Marisa Costa as vice president of sales, East Coast for TotallyHer Media, the independent lifestyle publisher’s division dedicated to women and their families. Rembert Browne is joining New York Magazine as writer-at-large. Most recently a staff writer at Grantland, where he began working in 2011 and also hosted the “Rembert Explains” podcast, Browne begins his new role November 16. Adriann Ranta has been named agent at Foundry Literary + Media. She had been senior agent and vice president at Wolf Literary Services.last_img read more

ExCUET student killed in road accident

first_imgLogo of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET)A former student of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) was killed after a bus ran over him in New Monsurabad area of Chittagong on Friday night.The deceased is Farhan Momen, 27, son of a certain Mahbubur Rahman, hailing from Lakshmipur and a 42nd batch (2011) student of Mechanical Engineering department at CUET.Chittagong medical college police outpost nayek Amir Hossain said that the bus hit Farhan while he was crossing road in the area of Pahartoli police station around 10:30pm, leaving him critically injured.Later, he was taken to the hospital where physicians declared him dead on arrival.last_img

Accidental firing injures cop at Ganabhaban

first_imgA constable of Special Security and Protection Battalion (SPBn), stationed at the Ganabhaban (prime minister’s official residence), sustained bullet injuries mistakenly early Monday.The injured policeman has been identified as Rahimuddin.SPBn-2 officials said that the victim was shot accidentally during the regular checking of firearms around 3:00am.He was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and later transferred to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, said DMCH police outpost sub-inspector Bachchu Mia.Selim Khan, the police superintendent of SPBn-2, said that Rahimuddin may require surgery.An investigation team has been formed to investigate the matter.last_img

May brings Brexit tour back to Brussels

first_imgBritain’s prime minister Theresa May heads back to meet EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she seeks a way to avoid a no deal Brexit in 50 days’ time.Expectations for the visit were already modest when, on Wednesday, EU kingpins Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker torched May’s prospects of winning changes to the withdrawal agreement.The president of the European Commission, Juncker, told reporters May already knows and accepts that the Union will not re-open talks on the deal.And Tusk, who represents EU member governments as head of the European Council, triggered outrage across the Channel by damning pro-Brexit politicians for — in his view — recklessly failing to plan.”I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely,” Tusk said.Juncker, at a later news conference, did not use the same language, but cheerfully laughed off Tusk’s remark.But he also repeated the same warning that the withdrawal agreement, and the backstop clause designed to keep the Irish border open if no future trade deal is agreed, will not be changed.”She knows that the commission is not prepared to reopen the issue,” Juncker said, after talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who also insisted on the need for the backstop.’Don’t gamble with peace’This apparently united front did not daunt Number 10, who insisted that the British parliament’s rejection of the deal meant that May must seek material changes to the accord or see it fail.According to talking points provided by Downing Street ahead of the visit, May will admit that: “Securing such changes will not be easy.”But she will add: “Last week, Parliament made clear that for the first time it could support the withdrawal agreement, subject to changes to the backstop.”The Government now wants urgently to work with the EU to secure such changes. The EU shares the UK’s commitment to leave with a deal. We must show determination and do what it takes to now get the deal over the line.”The impasse in Brussels has led to heightened fears Britain could crash out of the EU without a deal on 29 March, disrupting trade and supplies to manufacturing.Tusk and Juncker said they look forward to hosting May on Thursday, and Varadkar will have dinner with her in Dublin on Friday.Offering warm support for his Irish guest, Tusk said the European Union “will not gamble with peace” on the Irish border by removing the backstop from the deal.”I hope that tomorrow we will hear from prime minister May a realistic suggestion on how to end the impasse,” he said.But he added: “A sense of responsibility also tells us to prepare for a possible fiasco.”Painstaking talksVaradkar, whose government has stressed the importance of maintaining an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit, thanked Tusk.”While we expect the backstop will never be used, we agreed again today it is needed as a legal guarantee to ensure there is no return to a hard border,” he said.On Wednesday, May discussed the issue with Northern Irish leaders in the British province.Last month, the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal that May had negotiated with the EU after 18 months of painstaking diplomacy.May is now looking into changes to satisfy her MPs, who fear the backstop would keep Britain indefinitely tied to EU rules with even closer alignment for Northern Ireland.May’s spokesman stressed that she wasn’t coming to Brussels to ask for more time and remained determined to deliver a Brexit deal before the 29 March deadline.last_img read more

HISD Has New Option To Consider On Risk Of State Takeover

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share HISDKashmere High School has missed state standards for going on seven years. If HISD doesn’t improve it and all its other chronically failing schools, it could face a state board of managers.The Houston Independent School District has new options to consider for struggling schools, which could give them a two-year waiver on the state’s accountability system and looming sanctions.In a closed-doors meeting Thursday afternoon, the HISD board of trustees discussed plans to improve chronically low-performing schools — and avoid a state takeover or massive school closures next year.One new option on the table: convert schools that have missed state standards for four or fewer years to in-district charters, or contract their management to outside charter management groups. That would give the board a two-year reprieve. It would also give them an extra $1,000 per student at those campuses.“I’m hopeful now because if you give me a thousand dollars extra per student, do you know what that would do for a campus?” said HISD Board President Wanda Adams after the meeting. “You can look at re-organizing magnet programs, re-organizing career and technology programs, reorganizing to see where we start.  So, it’s like a wonderful, wonderful thing.”Adams said that the board hasn’t made any decision on that option, but plans to meet early next week to continue the discussion.That option, however, wouldn’t apply to schools that have failed state standards for five or more years, such as Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston.“I feel more informed, but I’m in the same spot as far as the sense of urgency,” said HISD Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, who represents Kashmere. “The situation that we’re in, it’s not any different yesterday than today, but what we do know is that we’re very clear on what the options are, what the rules are under the option. And I appreciate that they (the Texas Education Agency) was willing to have the conversation and give us some guidance.”In some ways, the meeting replayed what the state’s Deputy Education Commissioner told some Houston trustees a year ago — that chronically struggling must improve, or the district will face tough sanctions, like state appointed managers, under a new state law known as House Bill 1842.The same administrator, A.J. Crabill, returned to HISD as the elected board faces even more pressure, with more than a dozen schools currently on that list, and only one year to fix all of them. Even one school that has missed standards for five or more years can trigger those sanctions in August 2018.“My decision process is let’s do everything we can, so that a year from now we’re having a conversation about how we improved student outcomes — not a conversation about how we implement this particular aspect of state law,” Crabill said. “What I know is that we absolutely can ensure that these students are successful at the highest levels.”Crabill told News 88.7 that his focus was to give the board information about the law and to support those schools’ improvement.“Our role is really to be an adviser and to identify what are the things that are working, where people are facing some similar circumstances, where students are struggling and where they’re really getting it done, where they’re seeing significant improvements in student outcomes,” Crabill said.He said that early projections show that HISD will have fewer chronically failing schools when new state ratings are released next week, but the Texas Education Agency is still concerned about the 14,000 students in HISD that attend a low-performing school or who themselves are performing below grade-level.“For those students, we need a better solution. We need something that will help them be successful and help them catch up. Because these children have all of the energy and the intellect and the enthusiasm and the curiosity — all the things they need to succeed at high levels. All that’s necessary is for us collectively — all the adults involved in the public education system — to lend whatever support we can,” Crabill said. 00:00 /01:12last_img read more

Artistic vision

first_img‘Naayika’, an art exhibition was inaugurated by Kala Drishti on the occasion of the Women’s Day in collaboration with the Airport Authority of India to highlight the contribution of Indian women to society through visual art like painting, sculpture, installation and photographs.The five-day event includes art exhibition, art competition, cultural programme and workshop lecture on art. The closing ceremony is on March 12 when the prominent and upcoming Indian women artists, social workers and winners of the art competition will be felicitated in the presence of a prominent guests and VIPs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Being a woman myself, I think women of India take a lot of load on them. We sacrifice and compromise so much for our families, but not too often women get that credit. So we are exhibiting the artworks of upcoming and promising artists who do not get the right atmosphere for promoting their art. We have given awards to Renuka for her sculpture, Sangeeta Singh and Nivedita Pandey and a special prize to Neelam Mansharamani, who has a special child. The aim is to provide the tools and platform for the artists to help them come up. There is much more liberal to visual art around the world, but India is still lagging behind in Art, since our education system has become lopsided.” Saluting the woman of today, the ‘nari shakti’ and ‘naayika’ of today’s India the event was coordinated mostly with women.Kala Drishti is an artist run trust for the promotion of Visual Art. They have conducted a number of art exhibitions where the works of the upcoming Indian artists have been showcased. Also, workshops, on art highlighting the various aspect of art, symposiums and conferences to attract special groups in the corporate world and other professionals to take interest in visual art, have been conducted.last_img read more