Haitian workers in TCI closer to being treated at home

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – Thursday ends a five-day mission to Haiti by a team of health officials from the National Health Insurance Board, which hopes to explore a patient care program with the Haitian government. The program would allow TCI authorities to send Haitian patients to Haiti for care in extreme medical situations.The trip, which ran from September 6th-10th, saw NHIP officials speak with government health agencies and conduct hospital tours as both countries discuss the best plan going forward. It is no secret that the healthcare system has been overwhelmed by migrants. If successful, this agreement would eliminate the need to send Haitians to countries like The Bahamas or Jamaica; a process that can be challenging when dealing with clearance for migrant workers whose status is questionable. last_img read more

Government approves emergency money for hurricane repairs

first_img Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:approved, contingency funds, hurricane repairs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – Contingency funds have been authorized for release by the Cabinet of the Turks and Caicos in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin. Public Works Department presented a damage report on Thursday and money has been approved to carry out emergency works to repair and stabilise the damaged Front Street area of Grand Turk as well as to enable clean up works in other areas of TCI which were most badly affected as a result of the storm.last_img

Fabregas announced his will to stay at Chelsea amid AC Milan

first_imgAfter featuring in his fourth Europa League game this season, Cesc Fabregas has expressed his willingness to remain at Chelsea until the end of the seasonWith his current contract with the Blues set to run out next summer, the 31-year-old Spaniard will be able to negotiate a potential transfer already in January.Known for his exceptional passing abilities and great vision, Fabregas has imposed himself as one of Europe’s best deep-lying playmakers.The very fact he will become a free agent at the end of the season will surely attract interest from many clubs, with AC Milan already tried to secure his services earlier this month.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The Rossoneri would like to get their hands on Fabregas already in January, but this seems highly unlikely at this point.Ex-Barcelona star is poised to stay at Stamford Bridge according to the statement he gave to The Independent after Chelsea’s 4-0 win over PAOK.“At the moment I haven’t spoken to anyone,” he said.“Obviously from January, I can sign with whoever I want and probably this will attract many clubs but so far, from what I can say right now, I will stay here until the end of the season.”last_img read more

Opening statements conclude in Navy SEAL Eddie Gallaghers trial

first_imgOpening statements conclude in Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s trial SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial.Lt. Brian John projected a photo of the dead prisoner in the military courtroom, along with a text message that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher sent to friends.“Good story behind this,” Gallagher wrote. “Got him with my hunting knife.”The defense told the jury that Gallagher treated the militant’s wounds and didn’t kill him. Attorney Tim Parlatore, who has claimed the text was an attempt at dark humor, said there’s no body, autopsy or any forensic evidence to show a killing happened. He says the case was built on lies by junior SEALs who hated Gallagher.“This case is not about murder,” Parlatore said. “It’s about mutiny. He didn’t murder or attempt to murder anyone.”The trial is exposing fractures in the secrecy that typically shrouds the elite special forces as fellow troops testify against Gallagher, who had served eight tours of duty and earned two Bronze Stars for valor.Gallagher, whose case has drawn President Donald Trump’s attention, faces seven counts that include premeditated murder and attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that carry a potential life sentence. Updated: 9:18 AM AP 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGallagher’s Attorney Tim Parlatore spoke to reporters after day one of the trial. Watch his remarks below or here. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwittercenter_img June 18, 2019 Posted: June 18, 2019 AP, In honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #EddieGallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court. Process should move quickly! @foxandfriends @RepRalphNorman— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2019They include allegations he shot two civilians — an elderly man and a school-age girl — in separate incidents from sniper perches in Iraq in 2017.Fellow SEALs will testify that they fired warning shots to protect civilians, John said.Those witnesses were not in the same building as Gallagher and didn’t see the shootings he’s accused of carrying out, Parlatore said, adding that one of the shootings was reportedly done by an Islamic State member.The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.The jury is composed of five enlisted men, including a Navy SEAL and four Marines, plus a Navy commander and a Marine chief warrant officer. Most of the jurors have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.Gallagher’s defense has been championed by his family and some congressional Republicans who have claimed that he’s a hero getting railroaded. Trump intervened to get Gallagher removed from the brig as he awaited trial and is said to be considering a pardon for him.The case has been plagued by news leaks of court documents and a subsequent investigation to find the source of those leaks. The lead prosecutor was removed from the case earlier this month for tracking the defense team’s emails as part of the leak investigation.Defense lawyers unsuccessfully sought to have a Navy judge dismiss the case because they say investigators and prosecutors withheld evidence that could help Gallagher and violated his rights to a fair trial by embedding the tracking software in emails sent to them.Capt. Aaron Rugh refused to dismiss the case, but he took steps to ensure Gallagher gets a fair trial and fix violations of his constitutional right against illegal searches and the right to counsel.Rugh released Gallagher from custody, removed the lead prosecutor and reduced the maximum penalty he faces if convicted, to life imprisonment with parole instead of no chance of parole.RELATED STORY: Jurors picked for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s war crimes trial___Melley reported from Los Angeles. last_img read more

Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest InTown Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, May 4, 2019.Boys Grade 2 Games:Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders:The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the Seattle Sounders, led by the offensive skills of Nate Ricciarelli, Noah Drane, Jacob Andrade-Silva, Tito Acevedo and Evan Acevedo resulted in scoring opportunities by Nate, Jacob and Tito. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Michael Belanger and Evan Jageler kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders commenced. Fantastic ball skills were displayed by Nate Lawrence and Max Barnett resulting in goals by Cooper Hunt and Michael Duffy. The midfield and defensive play kept the Columbus Crew in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Austin O’Connell made some spectacular saves.Girls Grade 2 Games:Seattle Reign v. Utah Royals:Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Katherine McGrath, Mia Costantino, Jalyn Redmond and Keli Tkachuk applied heavy pressure causing the Utah Royals to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Lucy McDonald, Olivia Howie, Adrianna Corso and Naomi Cowles fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Utah Royals. Emma Mahnken, Riley Lopes, Bridget Bloom and Emily Falk also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.Sky Blue FC vs. Washington Spirit:The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the Washington Spirit, led by the offensive skills of Isabella DeOliveira, Pauline Douzepis, and Reighan Glover resulted in scoring opportunities by Melina Meimaris, Bella McCarthy, Julia Marra, and Eliana Goldstein. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Kate Haggerty, Suki Harper, and Kelsie Morrow kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game Summaries (May 1)In “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game Summaries (May 14)In “Sports”last_img read more

Why dieting may not help you to lose weight

first_imgLooking to shed those extra kilos through dieting? You may be at a loss, as human bodies tend to compensate by sparing energy, limiting the number of calories that we burn and hence affect our weight loss regimen, researchers say. According to the study, a group of neurons – ‘agouti-related neuropeptide’ (AGRP) – in a brain region hypothalamus contributes to the caloric thermostat that regulates our weight, regulating how many calories we burn. When activated, these neurons make us hungry and drive us to eat, but when there is no food available, they tend to compensate for the reduction in calories. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Our findings suggest that AGRP in the brain coordinate appetite and energy expenditure, and can turn a switch on and off to burn or spare calories depending on what’s available in the environment,” said Clemence Blouet from the University of Cambridge in Britain. “When we eat less, our body compensates and burns fewer calories, which makes losing weight harder,” Blouet added. However, as soon as food becomes available and we start eating, the action of the AGRP neurons is interrupted and our energy expenditure goes back up again to normal levels.In the study, published in the journal eLife, the researchers identified a new mechanism through which the body adapts to low caloric intake and limits weight loss in mice. Using a genetic trick to switch the AGRP neurons ‘on’ and ‘off,’ they rapidly and reversibly manipulated the neurons’ activity in mice, a finding that could help in the design of improved therapies to help reduce overeating and obesity.last_img read more

Special drive by ER to check touts

first_imgKolkata: The Indian Railways have launched Operation Thunder across the country against the touts who sell railway tickets at a premium making an illegal profit. They buy mass tickets shrinking the number of tickets genuine passengers have access to.The drive was launched by Arun Kumar, DG RPF with the help of the technical staffs and IT cell of the Indian Railways. All zonal railways have been instructed to conduct special drives. As many as 276 places were raided in 141 cities all over the country. Altogether 387 touts were arrested and 22, 253 tickets valued at Rs 32,99,093 were seized. Preliminary investigation revealed that the touts had sold the tickets at Rs 3,24,12, 706. All suspected user Ids have been black-listed and the tickets are being deactivated. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIllegal software ANMS/ Red Mirchi has been seized from Kota, Rajasthan. Three-hundred-and-seventy-five cases have been registered against the arrested persons. The Indian Railways have decided to intensify the raids. This is the peak season for railway passengers due to summer vacation and the season for marriages in north India. The touts utilise the situation and misuse the facility of e-ticketing. They sell the tickets at a premium making huge profits. The touts have their agents in all the metropolitan cities.last_img read more

Untold story of a freedom fighter

first_imgAs part of Bharat Rang Mahotsav – ongoing theatrical extravaganza in Delhi, a play titled ‘Nine Miles to Go’ will be performed on February 19, 2019. Written by Ujjwal Chattopadhyay and directed by Jayasree Bhattacharya, an hour and 40 minutes long presentation will surely be a treat to watch.The story revolves around a dramatist who wants to write a play on Baghajatin. He is trying to understand Baghajatin’s strategy to fight against 500 British soldiers with only four companions. Was Baghajatin right? The writer appeared to have had an interaction with the soul of Baghajatin who answers all his queries. He explains how Bhagawad Gita and other holy scriptures of our Indian philosophy had defined true leaders. The melodrama begins when the dramatist rewinds the sequences, imagining that the five great fighters have won the battle. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTalking about this particular play, director Jayasree said, “I believe it as my duty and responsibility to cover a few moments of truth related to a charismatic freedom fighter of India. India’s Freedom did not come all of a sudden. It was an outcome of great sacrifices of our freedom fighters who selflessly fought against the rulers. As a director, I started researching on the subject quite a while ago and discovered many unknown and interesting (sometimes unpleasant) happenings in the life of Baghajatin. I visited all the places where he had lived, worked and sacrificed his life for the country. The more I travelled, the more I was touched. Knowing Baghajatin is a journey and that I have tried to capture in this play Nine Miles to Go.” It will be presented by Pragya Cultural Centre – a Kolkata based theatre group. It works for social causes, and for differently abled people using theatre as a therapy. The group has been performing a popular play Fight Cancer since 2003. It runs theatre workshops for theatre lovers in the eastern zone. It has won several drama competitions and awards.last_img read more