Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Sings praises at Nottage Funeral

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 14th 2017: Prime Minister Dr.Hubert Minnis says he owes his survival in the arena of politics to the late Former Minister, Dr.Bernard Nottage. In delivering remarks at the Funeral Service for Dr. Nottage at the St.Agnes Church, Dr.Minnis, also a trained Gynaecologist like Dr.Nottage, recalled his mentorship words of advice during his entry into politics in the 1980s, to treat with every situation as a ‘medical complication’. The Prime Minister in his remarks fondly called him ‘BJ’ described Dr.Nottage as a man passionate about his portfolios and always burnt the midnight oil at his ministries. Prime Minister Minnis added that ‘BJ’ “counted both parties PLP and the FNM as close friends, and though they sparred in the arena, they were colleagues and friends who respected each other, who agreed to disagree on policy matters”. He says Dr.Nottage’s contributions span more than politics, as a sportsman, he ensured bringing the first CARIFTA games to The Bahamas.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister thanked Dr.Nottage’s wife, Portia for her support she lent Dr.Nottage over the years, describing her as the wind beneath his wings.Dr.Nottage held the portfolio as Minister of National Security during the PLP’s tenure in office from 2012-2017. He was 71 years of age upon his passing.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Akiva wraps up hurricane relief campaign donates cases of longlasting mosquito repellent

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 31, 2017 – Nassau –  ‘‘No matter the size, every company can do its part’’  – LivFul, the Atlanta-based developers and manufacturers of Akiva Mosquito Repellent, donated cases of repellent wipes to NEMA today as it wrapped up its recent Hurricane Irma Relief promotion.  For three weeks in October every 3 bottles or packages of wipes purchased at Lightbourn Trading were matched with LivFul’s donation of nature-based, non-toxic wipes with the power to last 16 hours.“A hurricane can be devastating.   If we all use our gifts and talents to help, our collective efforts make a huge difference,” said LivFul CEO Hogan Bassey.   “Homes are damaged, infrastructure needs to be restored, deadly mosquito populations have increased.   Akiva is the most effective mosquito repellent on the market. We knew that by sharing Akiva we could help.  No matter the size, every company can do its part.”Akiva representatives from Diane Phillips & Associates made the presentation at NEMA headquarters.“We are very grateful to LivFul which is demonstrating what it means to be a social entrepreneurship enterprise,” said Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary of NEMA.   “There are many needs on our islands and this donation has been eagerly anticipated and is truly appreciated.   For other companies and individuals wanting to help, we are in need of building supplies as there are homes still in need of repair.   Persons can contact NEMA for more information on how they can assist.”Press Release: DPA NewsPhoto caption:  Akiva Mosquito Repellent representative Sandra Kemp (left) shows Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA, how gentle the repellent wipes feel when applied to the skin.  Akiva recently wrapped up its hurricane relief campaign when purchases were matched in kind with donations of the long-lasting, DEET-free wipes for distribution in the southern islands.(Photo: Kristaan Ingraham, BIS)last_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ pride

first_img Online Tech Industry Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Share your voice Tags Google Doodle Google Comments 99+ 49 Photos Google’s Pride Doodle depicts the growing size of the Pride celebration over the past half century. Google Fifty years ago this month, New York police launched an early morning raid on a small Greenwich Village bar popular with members of the gay community, sparking the Stonewall riots and ushering in the modern battle for LGBT rights in the US.To celebrate the 50 years of Pride celebrations that followed, Google published a Doodle sideshow on Tuesday that offers a taste of Pride parades from each of the five decades. Google’s Doodlers wanted the Doodle to underscore how the Pride parade has grown in size and momentum over the past half century, empowering a bright and vibrant community along the way.Over the years, Google has taken a high-profile stance in support of gay rights. In 2008, the company announced its opposition to Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage measure that California voters ultimately approved. To mark June as Gay and Lesbian Pride month, Google has traditionally added a rainbow to the right side of the search bar when users search for “gay,” “lesbian,” “transgender,” or related terms. This year’s return on those search terms is a graphic depicting Pride celebrations around the world.For this year’s Doodle, Doodler Nate Swinehart said he decided to use strips of cut paper to depict the people and the setting. By adding multiple layers of paper, which by its nature is flat, the Doodle grows to reflect the community’s expansion. Color, of course, is a key symbol of is a key symbol of Pride. Google “While everything begins with shades of grey, we first see the rainbow through a community space,” Swinehart explains. “Color then begins to spread, first in individual people, then to the city around them, until it finally overtakes the entire composition.”I also wanted the progression of color to be meaningful, beginning with the initial pink triangle that was reclaimed by the community as a symbol of liberation. From there, we go backwards through the rainbow from purple to red, until we see all the colors come together harmoniously in the final image.”Swinehart writes that, as a member of the LGBTQ community, this Doodle was a very personal project for him, especially because he’s well acquainted with the struggle to feel included and accepted.”Before I joined Google in 2014, I remember opening up the Google homepage to see a Doodle celebrating the Winter Olympics, depicting the colors of the Pride flag. I was completely blown away,” Swinehart writes. “Looking at the front page of Google, I was filled with hope and a feeling of belonging. “That moment was a large part of why I wanted to become a Doodler. I recognized the opportunity we have to make a positive impact on the world, and to help make people feel seen, heard, and valued.”last_img read more

Polls not under Hasina Front leaders tell Sylhet rally

first_imgLeaders and activists of the Jatiya Oikya Front join the rally in Sylhet on Wednesday. Photo: Anis MahmudLeaders of the new opposition coalition have asked the people to unite for launching a movement to restore voting rights and hold a fair election in the country.Holding its first rally in Sylhet on Wedneday, the leaders of Jatiya Oikya Front or National Unity Front said their movement began.Secretary general of BNP, a key player in the front, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called it a march for restoration of democracy.Front leader and Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain expressed optimism about victory of the people through the coalition’s movement.The coalition, formally launched on 13 October, organised the rally to mobilise public support in favour of its demands, especially holding of the next general elections under a non-party administration.Citing massive rigging, intimidation and manipulation in recent civic elections, the front leaders insisted that the national elections must be held under a neutral government.“The 11th parliamentary election can in no way be held under prime minister Sheikh Hasina,” front leader and Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna told the rally.Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal chief ASM Abdur Rab echoed the same sentiment, saying, “It’s a fight for vote, fight for democracy and fight for collective existence.”Criticising the Awami League government for its repressive measures, he cautioned that if any more opposition leaders and activists are arrested, the people will take to the street.A portion of the Jatiya Oikya Front`s rally at Registry Field in Sylhet on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloSylhet city mayor and BNP leader Ariful Haque Chowdhury presided over the rally which started around 2pm with recitation from the holy Quran and holy Gita.Speaking at a public rally at the city’s Registry Field, Front leader Kamal Hossain said the people will again become the owners of the republic as the victory of the coalition is certain through a united movement.”We’ll again become the country’s owners and bring the country under our control, ensure people’s overall welfare and equality through a united movement,” he was quoted by UNB as saying.The rally concluded peacefully despite arrest of many opposition leaders and activists on the night before, and obstacles to joining the rally.A huge number of leaders and activists of Oikya Front, especially many from the BNP, joined the rally.The law enforcement twice denied the permission for holding the rally, but later gave it. The ruling Awami League also observed a programme on the same day.Kamal further said, “I can assure you that our victory is certain through the unity of the Oikyafront.”He said though the government talks about development, only a handful of people have been benefited. “The development of a few people is not the real development…we want the development of all. Let’s get united for the real development.”He reminded the people that the Bengalis had been successful whenever they got united in the past. “So, get united thinking about our victory, we’ll surely be the owner of state power, and we’ll take the country forward with our united efforts so that we can enjoy our all rights.”Kamal Hossain addresses the rally in Sylhet on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloBefore the start of the rally, the senior leaders of the Oikyafront visited the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R), Shah Paran (R) and the grave of general MAG Osmani, and offered fateha there on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.Several hundred leaders and activists of the party holding placards, banners and portraits of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman started thronging the rally venue since noon. They chanted various slogans demanding Khaleda’s release from jail.A huge law enforcement personnel were deployed in the city and around the rally venue.The Oikya Front’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the election commission, release of all political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use electronic voting machines (EVMS) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.After the Sylhet Rally, Oikya Front is scheduled to hold another such programme at Laldighi Maidan in Chattogram city on 27 October.However, the coalition is yet to yet get permission for the rally.last_img

Care for your hair dear brides

first_imgFor women, the preparations towards perfecting the bridal look starts way in advance. Give your hair the care it deserves before your D-day and afterwards too, say experts. Pre-wedding hair care routine:-Best is to start a regime at the onset itself from the very day you say “yes”.-A deep conditioning treatment, recommended by your hair expert, should be an obligatory pre-wedding must-do to prep your hair. Also remember to stay hydrated and drink lots and lots of water. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Most importantly, make sure you arm yourself with the right products to protect and prep your hair for your big day. The right product regime – a shampoo and conditioner combination with repairing properties will work to improve the texture and condition of your hair over time. Post-wedding hair care routine:-Regular moisture-infusing conditioning treatments and anti-breakage treatments are a must follow-up after all the wedding day shenanigans. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Here are few more tips:-The foundation of haircare for a bride-to-be is to shampoo, conditioner and apply hair serum or hair potion on her hair, way in advance. This three-step approach is the most important and goes a long way in ensuring healthy, frizz-free and lustrous hair on the D-Day.-Another very important haircare hack is regular deep conditioning treatments and hair spas at your nearest salon. This is not only a luxury, but a necessity designed to strengthen hair follicles, stimulate blood circulation, nourish the roots and revitalise the scalp.-The third most important step is to avoid harsh chemicals and products that can damage your hair before your wedding. Read the label on haircare products before you buy them. Couple these tips with healthy sleeping habits, a fitness regime and nutritious eating.-The morning-after-hair tends to feel frizzy, dull and dry due to the exposure to hairstyling products and the flashlights. Make sure you wash your hair properly with a mild cleansing agent to remove all the hair product and styling mousse that was used the previous evening.-Once you complete the routine hair care and conditioning, detangle by combing your hair carefully to remove all knots. Divide your hair into sections and use a wide-toothed comb to avoid breakage.-Use products that contain argan oil, and moisturising agents that can bring back lost luster. Hair potions come in handy for a quick fix when you step out for the post-wedding functions.last_img read more