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Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Children’s physical display competition amazes crowd

first_imgOnce again, the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall was filled with excitement as the Regional Children’s Mashramani Competition attracted a crowd.This time, it was the physical display category, which concluded the Georgetown leg of the competition on Monday, with entries from both primary and secondary schools.The event saw a colossal turnout from numerous schools in Georgetown, who expressed their support for the participants. The loud cheers echoed throughout the intense atmosphere and encouraged the competitors to do their best. To make things even more exciting, it was hosted by the comedic duo of Christopher Gopaul and Lyndon Jones.A fascinating piece that was performed by South Ruimveldt SecondaryThis year, the focus of the event was being health wise, and skipping was introduced to the spectacular competition.The schools that participated included FE Pollard Primary, Comenius Primary, North Georgetown Primary, South Ruimveldt Secondary, Tucville Secondary, St John’s College, St Stanislaus College, and Richard Ishmael Secondary. Participants showcased their performances in different categories which included Combination, Freestyle, Pyramid, Skip-be-fit and Last Man Standing.The freestyle skipping was won by Courtney Alfred of Richard Ishmael Secondary. Fellow Richard Ishmael Secondary student Elijah Morris expressed that skipping could be considered exercise and it aided in cardiovascular fitness. He encouraged younger children to participate in this healthy activity.Other winners included FE Pollard Primary in the Combination category with an entry called “We are the Champions” while Tucville Secondary won with their piece entitled “Team builders”.The North Georgetown Primary students at the competitionHowever, the climax of the day was the last performance – a last man standing skipping competition in which 10 students participated. It was won by Earl Morris of the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, who ended with the highest time of eight minutes, ten seconds. He breathlessly stated how happy he was to win this category.“I feel excited. I feel great. I’m so happy I win the last man standing. It was my dream,” he said.Morris further stated that it has almost been a year since he has taken up skipping.The national category will kick start another aspect of the competition and this is set for February 15, with students competing from all across Guyana.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2019

Update Capsized Haitian Sloop

first_img Recommended for you Police release update on capsized sloop Grim reports, migrants drown in attempt to land illegally in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews #HaitianSloopTragedycenter_img 15 bodies found so far in Jan 24 Haitian Sloop tragedy Related Items:#HaitianSloopTragedy, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 – A search is still ongoing by Police and Immigration Officers for bodies of persons who may have drowned following the incident of an illegal Haitian Sloop that capsized in rough seas in the Norther Western Point of Providenciales on Tuesday 24th January 2017.So far, officials have discovered a total of 15 bodies consisting of 8 females and 7 males.  Information received was that 69 souls were on board the sloop “Adonai” when it left Cape Rouge in Haiti. One survivor from that ship was captured by Police.  As a result officials so far can only account for 16 persons in total with 53 still outstanding.Persons within the Haitian Community with concerns regarding relatives can contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 for information.  Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of illegal immigrants who may have arrived on this boat is asked to come forward with any information or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station.  Further searches are ongoing.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 11, 2019

WCTV To Hold Live 2Hour Show On Nov 28 To Highlight Wilmingtons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from Wilmington Community Television’s Executive Director Shaun Neville:With so many great causes and dedicated people across town, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of just how many organizations are making a difference in Wilmington. From helping in the schools to assisting retirees; finding support for substance abuse issues as well as those with physical disabilities. Add in the folks who help run big Wilmington events and town departments, and you’re up to dozens of groups.WCTV seeks to bring these people together for a special night that we’re tentatively calling “Organization Night”. On Wednesday, November 28th, WCTV will host a live 2 hour program (Comcast 9 / Verizon 37) featuring dozens of community leaders and organizers who make Wilmington a great place to live.Not only will this program inform viewers about the various groups that are around town, but it will also offer details on how you can support their mission, whether it be monetary contributions or through volunteer work.We’ve already begun calling town organizations to participate in this event, but won’t be able to fit all of them in that night. If you belong to a local organization and haven’t yet heard from us, contact Lisa Kapala (lkapala@wctv.org) and we’ll figure out a way to either record a short 1-minute PSA with your group ahead of time or at least get some details on your group to include that evening.Our goal is to connect our community through this special live event, educating the public about all the good that is going on in the town of Wilmington.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… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”VIDEO: WCTV Releases “Wilmington Remembers”: A Documentary About Mid-20th Century WilmingtonIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 2, 2019

Study Texas Infant Mortality Rates Vary Dramatically By ZIP Code

first_img Share PexelsA new study says infant mortality rates in Texas can vary dramatically from one ZIP code to the next, including right here in Houston. Why is that the case?Dr. David Lakey joins Houston Matters to explain. He’s the Chief Medical Officer and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the University of Texas System.He explains just how greatly infant mortality rates vary from one zip code to another in our state, what data was used to come to this conclusion, and what’s behind these variations.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 31, 2019

Get tough on repeat offender youths MHA to Telangana

first_imgThe Union Home Ministry has asked the Telangana government to get tough against three youths, who were intercepted in Nagpur minutes before they were to fly to Srinagar to allegedly join jihadi groups first and then ISIS.The youths –Mohd Abdulla Basith, Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini and Maaz Hasan Farooq –were arrested on Sunday night upon arrival in Hyderabad after a clear instruction from the Home Ministry not to let them off for the second time, official sources said. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe three youths were let off earlier in September 2014 when they attempted to go to Afghanistan, Iraq-Syria via Bangladesh, along with two others –Abrar and Noman.At that time, the youths were neither arrested nor slapped with any criminal case.Security officials were of the opinion that first time offenders can be handled with a lenient approach but repeat offenders have to be taken seriously and action have to be taken, sources said. “A message has to be sent to everyone that if anyone willingly tries to commit same mistake again and again, he or she has to face law. The message has to be loud and clear. There will be no leniency to the repeat offenders”, they said. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeBasith, Hussaini and Farooq, all cousins and aged around 20-22, were brought to Hyderabad on Sunday and after sustained interrogation put under arrest. The youths were on Monday produced in a local court which remanded them in judicial custody.The youths, related to former president of Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) late Syed Salahuddin, were booked on charges under sections of IPC 121 (of waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the government), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war against government), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), and also under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Police is expected to seek their custody tomorrow for further investigation and examine witnesses. Sources said the trio have reportedly confessed to have jihadi ideology and in this regard they entered into criminal conspiracy and tried to go to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine via Kashmir for furtherance of unlawful activities and in order to join hands with jihadi forces of ISIS/ISIL to wage war against states – India or elsewhere.They also confessed to have decided to meet Asiyan Andrabi, chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat in Kashmir and seek her help to cross the border to enter PoK.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 31, 2019

How to keep nutrients intact in food

first_imgRaw foods are said to be the healthiest for the body as cooking through traditional methods such as frying or baking causes a significant nutrient loss. However, there are a few other methods through which you can enjoy your favourite foods while deriving considerable health benefits from them. Experts list some tips on how one can keep the nutrition of food intact. – Poaching is a great way of preparing fish, meat, eggs and fruit. Simmer food in a small amount of water in such a way that it retains its moisture and essential nutrients. As water does not add any fat to food, poaching is considered an extremely healthy cooking method. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Blend instead of juicing: While juicing fruits and vegetables, you essentially remove all the fibrous material from the final product and are left with a rather sugary juice. Blending whole fruits and veggies keeps the pulp and fibre intact so you consume a thicker, more wholesome juice or smoothie. -Don’t peel: Most fruit and vegetable peels are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. To keep maximum nutrients intact while cooking, it is, best to boil, grill or poach without peeling. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Grill to ensure the least amount of nutrient loss while making the fat drip off. The high heat from grills seals in the moisture within food, so there is no additional butter or oil required to cook. -While boiling food, retain the cooking liquid for future use (like soups and stocks) as most of the nutrients leach out into the water during the boiling process. Use pots with lids while cooking (Pressure cooker is a better option). -Do not store fruits and vegetableS for a longer period of time, eat them as fresh as possible. -Eat freshly cooked food and avoid re-heating it as it destroys the chemical structure of nutrients and makes them impotent. -Wash vegetables and fruits before cutting and chopping them (never wash them after it is cut as the nutrients will drain into the water). -Harmful enzymes are activated by high temperature, so it is best to cook food in a preheated pan or oven or in water that is already boiling.last_img read more