first_imgAll Schools/ General Public ThursdaySeptember 29thYouth Got TalentTalent Show7 pmLibrary Tennis Court Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Talent/Culture Night YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – North/Middle Caicos DateEventDescriptionVenue & TimeParticipants FridaySeptember 30thFoot Steps For Good Charity Walk (Provo)Charity WalkFrom Clement Howell High to National StadiumClement Howell High to National Stadium7 amAll Schools/ General Public Raymond Gardiner High School WednesdaySeptember 28th WednesdaySeptember 28th Arts and Culture DayDisplay of arts and culture and games4:30pmNK Francis Park TuesdaySeptember 27thIsland Treasure HuntIsland Treasure HuntParade Ground5PM Friday30th September 2016 All Schools/ General Public TuesdaySeptember 27thInter- Primary Speech CompetitionEach school will have two contestants for our Quiz Competition.  Two schools will advance to the championship roundVenue TBA10am MondaySeptember 26thDevotions WednesdaySeptember 28th Events For National Youth Week DateEventDescriptionVenue & TimeParticipants All Schools/ General Public Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public All Schools/ General Public All Schools/ General Public Friday30th September 2016Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public PDM re-launches radio show for Youth Week All Schools/ General Public HJ Robinson HighHJ Robinson High A Taste of TCIForum on the evolution of Art and culture in TCI with sampling of locally made dishescenter_img Related Items:akierre missick speaks of national youth week, celebrating art and culture in the TCI, national youth week, national youth week 26th-30th of September MondaySeptember 26thDevotionsDevotions with all schools to commemorate Youth DayMethodist Church9:00amAll Schools/ General Public Culture event promoting TCI heritageVenue TBA7PM SundaySeptember 25thNational Youth Day Service Church ServiceChurch Service to  commemorate Youth DayHJ Robinson Parade Ground Youth Parliament Launched; Looking for Passionate people Cultural ConcertCulture event promoting TCI heritageRegatta Village7PM MondaySeptember 25thDevotionsDevotions to  commemorate Youth DayClement Howell High8:40amClement Howell High YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – PROVIDENCIALES YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – GRAND TURK All Schools/ General Public WednesdaySeptember 28th YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – SOUTH CAICOS ThursdaySeptember 29thInter- house Speech CompetitionEach house will have 2 contestants for the competition.  There will be the winning house, and the best speaker award.Venue TBA10am TuesdaySeptember 27thSpeech CompetitionSpeech CompetitionOna Glinton Primary10am All Schools/ General Public Recommended for you DateEventDescriptionVenue & TimeParticipants TuesdaySeptember 27th Students/ General Public All Schools/ General Public Gustavus Sports Complex10am Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 23, 2016 – In keeping with the United Nations International Youth Day; The Department of Youth Affairs is please to celebrate National Youth Week 2016 under the theme “Celebrating Art and Culture in TCI” during  26th-30th September 2016.  National Youth Week events are scheduled for all the islands at both Primary and High school level. There will be speech competitions on North Caicos and Grand Turk, a culturally themed island treasure hunt on South Caicos as well as local youth artist performances throughout.All highlighted by the Jazz in the Garden themed concert on Friday 30th September 2016 which will showcase the talents of schools from around the islands at the National Stadium on Providenciales.Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services, Hon. Akierra Missick stated; “This year’s events are centered on allowing young people to express themselves through the various arts.   This outlet is an opportunity to demonstrate both cultural and personal identity while also learning of the importance of preserving Turks & Caicos Islands long and storied cultural background.” Arts ExhibitionDisplay of arts and craft by local artistProvo Public Library12 pm Friday30th September 2016Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public Friday30th September 2016Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public MondaySeptember 26thInter- Primary SchoolGeneral DevotionAll Primary schools will combine for devotionsVenue TBA8:40amAll Schools/ General Publiclast_img read more

first_imgIn separate incidents, a schoolgirl has been raped allegedly by an intern at a hospital and a minor girl by an imam in Sylhet, and a newlywed housewife gang-raped in Kushtia, reports UNB.In Sylhet, an intern of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital was arrested on Monday allegedly for raping a schoolgirl at the hospital.The arrestee is Makkam Ahmed Mahi, an intern at the ENT department of the hospital and son of Mokhlesur Rahman of Muktagachha upazila in Mymensingh district.Officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station Golam Sadek Kawsar Dastagir said they arrested Mahi at noon while the victim was admitted to the One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC) of the hospital.He said the girl was with her sick grandmother at the hospital. Around 3:00am on Monday, she went to the doctor’s room to get the prescription understand. However, Mahi who was on duty at that time raped the girl.As the girl narrated the incident to her parents in the morning, they lodged a complaint with hospital director AKM Mahbubul Haq.Later, the hospital authorities handed Mahi to police.The hospital director said they will form a probe committee to look into the incident.Besides, police arrested a mosque imam from Hazarik village in Jakiganj upazila on Sunday night for rapping an eight-year-old girl.The arrestee is Hafiz Hasan, 25, son of Kutub Ali of Daulatpur village in the upazila. He was the imam of Hazarichak Paschim Jam-e-Mosque.Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jakiganj police station, said Hafiz tactfully took the girl to his room on the veranda of the mosque on Sunday and raped her there.Later, he fed the victim with sleeping pills and dumped her beneath his bed. The victim was rescued in an unconscious condition in the evening.In Kushtia, a newlywed housewife was reportedly gang-raped for three days after being abducted from Ramanathpur village in Khoksa upazila.Victim’s uncle alleged that local mason Dobir Sheikh, son of Habibur Rahman of the village, had long been harassing the victim after his proposal to marry her was rejected by the family. The family instead married her to a youth of nearby village recently.Dabir and his associates abducted the housewife on Saturday morning while she was coming to visit her father’s house.They took her to an undisclosed location and raped her keeping her confined there, the uncle alleged.The alleged rapists abandoned the victim at his house on Monday morning, he said.Talukdar Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Khoksa police station, said he went to visit the victim at Kushtia General Hospital but she was to speak.last_img read more

first_imgIsraeli military launch a missile from the Iron Dome air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, from a position in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on 29 May 2018. Photo : AFPIsrael’s military struck more than 30 “military targets” in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists the rocket and mortar fire at Israel was the most extensive since a 2014 war as was Israel’s response.”We just concluded a significant aerial strike where we struck more than 30 different military targets belonging to terrorist organisations,” Conricus said.”Amongst those a tunnel and different components of military infrastructure belonging to Hamas and to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”Early Tuesday, a barrage of mortar shells from the Gaza Strip were fired at Israel. Most of the some 28 mortar shells were intercepted by Israeli air defences and no injuries were reported.Later in the day, Israel said it intercepted further projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but there was speculation the mortars were fired by Islamic Jihad in revenge for a recent incident that left three of its members dead.Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, said in a statement “what the resistance carried out this morning comes within the framework of the natural right to defend our people”.Tuesday’s incidents came after weeks of deadly demonstrations and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border, beginning on March 30.They peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians were killed as tens of thousands of Gazans protested and clashes erupted on the same day of the US transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.No Israelis have been killed.last_img read more

first_imgPakistani security officials and volunteers search the site after a suicide bombing at an election rally in Peshawar on 10 July. Photo: AFPA suicide bombing at an election rally killed at least 13 people, including a politician, in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said, amid concerns about security ahead of national polls later this month.The attack targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami National Party, which has been targeted by Islamist militants in the past over its vocal opposition to extremist groups like the Taliban.The bombing came hours after the Pakistan military spokesman said there were security threats ahead of national elections scheduled for 25 July.“The attack killed at least 13 people, including (Haroon) Bilour,” Peshawar city police chief Qazi Jameel told AFP.Officials said at least 54 people were wounded.Haroon Bilour was one of the ANP’s election candidates and belonged to an influential political family in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, of which Peshawar is the capital.His father Bashir Bilour, one of the ANP’s top leaders, was also killed by a suicide bomber in 2012.“According to our initial investigation, it was a suicide attack and Haroon Bilour… was the target,” police official Shafqat Malik told AFP.Police said the bomber struck when Bilour was about to address some 200 supporters.Local television channels broadcast live scenes of ambulances arriving at the site and rushing victims to the hospital. Some people were seen crying.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but there have been dozens of such bombings in recent years in Peshawar.They have often been claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and their allies.The city is considered a gateway to Pakistan’s troubled semi-autonomous tribal regions, where many militant groups-including al Qaeda-operated until the government launched operations to oust them.Militants have targeted politicians, religious gatherings, security forces and even schools in Peshawar.‘Big ball of fire’This was the first major attack on a campaign event for Pakistan’s 25 July general election.Police chief Jameel said the number of casualties was high because the ANP event was taking place at a house in a narrow street.An AFP reporter saw human remains, shoes, broken chairs, and caps littered at the scene.Sartaj Khan, an ANP supporter, sustained wounds on his feet.“I lost consciousness after the blast. The last thing I saw was a big ball of fire,” he said.Another party worker, Yaseen Khan, said a deafening explosion rocked the compound as Haroon Bilour shook hands with supporters.Pakistan’s Election Commission has asked the military to help hold a “free and fair election” in the face of security threats.More than 380,000 personnel will be deployed for the elections, according to Major General Asif Ghafoor, the military spokesman.The ANP and its ally the Pakistan Peoples Party were unable to campaign for the last general election in 2013 because of threats and attacks on their events and supporters by Islamist militant groups like the Pakistani Taliban.But ANP leaders have vowed to continue their campaign this year despite the bombing in Peshawar.Pakistan has been fighting a home grown insurgency since 2004, when militants displaced by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan came to its border tribal areas.These groups have often targeted political parties and leaders opposed to their views. Officials have said that while the threat remains, militants have been significantly weakened because of military operations in recent years.Pakistani militant organisations have claimed responsibility for attacks on several prominent political figures, including the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.last_img read more

first_imgDhoomimal Gallery is showcasing the art works and archival material by F.N. Souza curated by Vinod Bharadwaj and Brij Sharma. As the name says Souza – City of Women, you will see the most popular artworks of nude women. His artworks are provocative and he does so like no other Indian artist does. There is nothing genteel about his works. He is totally uninhibited yet so endearing and so full of candor, grace and originality. That’s the common thread whether one is contemplating his life, his art or his writings. Thus, to understand the sexuality, mystery, eroticism and beauty of Souza’s women one needs to have wide-open eyes, not a narrow and puritan mind.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’People may seem to think erotica was founded by Hugh Hefner and that the Playboy magazine is the oldest of its forms, but if we go back hundreds of thousands of years, we would find erotica is as natural an emotion or element of nature as depicted in the sculptures and carvings of Khajurao and many other examples of gods and goddesses in erotic forms have actually been part of Indian history. Then why today we have such suppression.The idea of an evolved society is to have the capability of thinking, even discussing and then channelizing the thoughts.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixLetters written by Souza are not easy to come by, though he was a prolific correspondent. Vinod Bhardwaj had perhaps the finest set of them where Souza commented freely in his now-dismissive-now-sarcastic style about the work of his contemporaries offering cogent arguments to support his beliefs. Francis Newton Souza’s work is the strongest among all equals. Souza is the face of Indian Contemporary Art internationally. From landscapes to nudes, still life to strong heads, Souza’s done it all.When: On till April 30Where: Dhoomilal Art Gallery, CPlast_img read more

first_imgDarjeeling: People’s Liberation Army joined in the revelries as the Indian Army commemorated the 72nd Independence Day at Nathula, the Indo-China border in Sikkim.To mark the occasion, a Special Border Meeting between India and China was held on Wednesday.This is being seen as a reciprocating gesture as the Indian Army had taken part in the celebrations commemorating the foundation day of the People’s Liberation Army on August 1, 2018.”The celebrations took place in an atmosphere of warmth and friendship with an aim of enhancing mutual trust and promoting peace and tranquility in the border areas,” stated a release from the army.Pleasantries were also exchanged in Kongra La in North Sikkim. Indian Army troops deployed in remote and high altitude areas in North Sikkim hoisted the tricolor in different forward posts to mark the occasion.”Such interactions between the two armies have resulted in enhancement of goodwill and mutual understanding between the two nations,” added the release.last_img read more

first_imgSometimes we can’t let go of memories because they are constant reminders of a great time that we never expect to end. Durga Puja is undoubtedly one of those kinds. In my childhood, my father never encouraged us to buy new clothes during Pujo and instead, he insisted us to buy as and when required. It was austerity, the no.1 indulgence that my father used to believe in. But we were very much pampered by my grandmother and it was great fun to go out for Pujo shopping with her. She was in her 70s with a broken leg but full of life and energy and she used to accompany us in our maternal uncle’s minibus for pandal hopping in and around the city. And still, I just can’t seem to forget the way we used to savour the delicacies of Kolkata, mainly streetfood, as it was strictly prohibited at home. Those were the most amazing days for sure. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeI truly believe that for any Bengali the amazement and excitement for Durga Pujo is something eternal. It brings a happy festive atmosphere all over. It is just not an event that brings the city of Kolkata to a halt but is a festival that unites people. During the time of Partition of Bengal in 1905, Rabindranath Tagore rightly portrayed the harmony amongst all religions during Durga Puja and I must say, it’s still pretty much the same.The textile industry of Kolkata plays a significant role in the economy of Bengal. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedI met the proprietor of Saha Textile, Kanti Saha, years back in Barasat where I was looking for a textile store. Our bond strengthened over the years. When the beautiful showroom was inaugurated at Hindustan Park, my joy knew no bound as I was aware of its popularity and of course the much-desired proximity.Saha, a true connoisseur of art and culture with his innovative work and business module, has acquired a different place in Bengal’s textile industry. He has made Barasat as the unique centre for his praiseworthy activities, which I am extremely proud of. Restoration and revival of tradition and culture in the field of textile has always been his aspiration. I have witnessed that Puja shopping at his shop is fun and I really look forward to those times.last_img read more

first_imgWomen face weight-based prejudice at the workplace – even when their body mass index (BMI) is within the healthy range, the study found. “Many organisations in the service sector, such as shops, bars and hotels, seek to employ people with the right ‘look’ which will fit with their corporate image,” said one of the researchers Dennis Nickson, Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.“This study shows how women, even within a medically-healthy BMI range, still face discrimination in service sector employment,” Nickson noted. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, participants were asked to rate people for their suitability for jobs in the service sector, based on their appearance.The study asked 120 participants to rate eight pictures of men and women for their suitability for jobs working in a customer-facing role, such as a waiter or sales assistant in a shop, and for a non-customer facing role, such as a kitchen porter or stock assistant. Participants in the study were told that applicants were equally qualified and were shown faces that reflected a ‘normal’ weight and a subtle ‘heavier’ face.“The results found that both women and men face challenges in a highly ‘weight-conscious’ labour market, especially for customer-facing roles. However, women faced far more discrimination,” Nickson added.“We found that women, even within a normal BMI range, suffered greater weight-based bias compared to men who were overtly overweight,” Nickson noted.last_img read more

first_img LINCOLN, NB — Nebraska’s no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: “Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone.”The slogan, which the Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled Wednesday at a Nebraska City conference, will replace the current “Through My Eyes” campaign this spring, commission marketing manager Jenn Gjerde said Thursday.State tourism director John Ricks told the Omaha World-Herald that because Nebraska consistently ranks as the least likely state tourists plan to visit, the marketing campaign needed to be different.“To make people listen, you have to hook them somehow,” Ricks said. “We had to shake people up.”Nebraska has used several slogans in its efforts to entice tourists, including, “America’s Frontier”, “My Choice, Nebraska” and “Nebraska … the good life.”The slogan that debuted in 2014 was: “Visit Nebraska. Visit nice.”One of the new video ads that will begin running next spring opens with a boy peering through oversized glasses into the camera. The background music is quirky.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThen comes a voice: “Nebraska is kind of like that odd kid. Didn’t say much in school. Slightly peculiar maybe. But when you took the time to get to know him, turned out he was pretty interesting.”Another ad shows two people walking and jumping over the toadstool rock formations at Toadstool Geologic Park in northwestern Nebraska. Words appearing on the photo say: “Famous for our flat, boring landscape.”Ricks told the Lincoln Journal Star that “the perception of a place to visit in people’s heads is more important than the things to see and do when you get there.”“Because, if they’re not here, they don’t get to enjoy those things. … So we had to find a way to get people here,” he said. Nebraska’s message for tourists? “It’s not for everyone” Share Friday, October 19, 2018 By: The Associated Press Tags: Nebrasha << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more