Sri Lanka’s Silva hospitalised after blow to the head

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka’s Test opener Kaushal Silva was taken to hospital yesterday after being hit on the head by a cricket ball while fielding in a domestic match. Sri Lanka Cricket said that Silva was struck during a match in Pallekele. His scans were clear, but he was flown to a hospital in the capital Colombo for further tests and observation, the cricket body added. Silva has played 24 Test matches for Sri Lanka and scored 1,404 runs at an average of 31. “Kaushal was fielding at short leg when he got hit,” quoted national team manager Charith Senanayake as saying. According to Senanayake, Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal “swept right on to the back of Kaushal’s head. He did take evasive action, but still the ball hit him”. The website said Silva was wearing a helmet with additional padding, a design introduced for player safety after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes after being struck by a ball on the head in November 2014. Yesterday’s match was part of Sri Lanka’s preparations for its tour of England next month, with the first of three Tests starting at Headingley on May 19.last_img read more

Govt announces Official funeral for the late BJ Nottage

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – July 10, 2017 – The Cabinet Office announces that an Official funeral will be held for the late Bernard J. Nottage, former Minister of National Security and Member of Parliament for Bain and Grants Town on Friday 14 July at 11:00 in the morning at St. Agnes Church.Dr. Nottage passed away on Wednesday 28 June in a Florida hospital where he was airlifted after spending 3 days in the Intensive Care Unit of Doctor’s Hospital.  Throughout this period, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was in close and frequent contact with Mrs. Portia Nottage, wife of Bernard Nottage.Dr. Nottage was a professional gynecological colleague and fellow Parliamentarian of current Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, whose government paid all expenses related to Former Minister Nottage’s care in Florida and the repatriation of his remains to The Bahamas.The Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office extended condolences to the widow of Former Cabinet Minister, Dr. Bernard Nottage, on Wednesday afternoon, 28 June 2017, shortly after his passing.In accordance with the policy for government funerals effective July 2009, a State Funeral is the highest level of Government funeral and is given to Governors Generals and Prime Ministers serving or retired.  Cabinet Ministers who die while serving in Office are also accorded State Funerals.  The church service and burial are carried live on national radio and television; the body of the deceased is laid in State in the House of Assembly; the church service is attended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other Parliamentarians, the Judiciary, the Senior Corp of the Public Service, Uniformed Services and Heads of Mission of the Diplomatic Corp.  The Police and Defence Forces provide an honour Guard and pall bearers.The second tier of government funerals is the Official Funeral which is given to former Cabinet Ministers and serving members of Parliament. The government covers funeral costs up to a maximum of $10,000.00 and the Police and Defence Force provide an honour Guard. Lying-In-State takes place in the House of Assembly. The church service is carried live on radio and may be recorded for future airing. The church service is attended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other Parliamentarians and senior public officers.  In recognition of Dr. Nottage’s many years of Public Service in the area of politics and sports, the government decided to increase the funeral costs it would bear to a maximum of $50,000.00.The lowest tier of government funerals is the State Recognized Service given to former Members of Parliament, serving Permanent Secretaries and other high ranking Public officers or civilians who have made invaluable contributions to the State. The government provides live broadcast of the funeral church service via national radio.  Representation of the Cabinet and Parliamentarians and senior public officers are in attendance.Protocol services and funeral service programmes are provided for each of these three categories of funerals.The Cabinet Secretary issued a formal communication to Mrs. Portia Nottage informing of the government’s decision to have an Official funeral and outlining all of the matters for which the government would be responsible.The National Events Unit of the Cabinet Office is working with Dr. Nottage’s widow and other family members on the details of Dr. Nottage’s Official funeral.  In the morning of Thursday, 6 July 2017, that Unit met with Dr. Nottage’s widow, brothers, sister, sister-in-law and the Nottage’s rector to discuss pertinent logistical and protocol matters to be attended to prior, during and after the funeral service.  Mrs. Nottage chose St. Agnes Anglican Church where they worshiped as the location for the funeral.  St. Agnes is also located in the constituency Dr. Nottage represented for many years. A meeting of all of the government agencies involved in the staging of an official funeral was held later that day at the Cabinet Office. These include representatives from: the Protocol Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Bahamas Police Force; the Royal Bahamas Defence Force; the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas; the Ministry of Works; the Bahamas Information Services; the House of Assembly and the National Events Unit of Cabinet Office.  Also in attendance were Fr. I.  Ranfurly Brown, rector of St. Agnes Church and a representative of Bethel Brother’s Morticians.The Cabinet Office will continue to provide support and advice to the Nottage family during their period of bereavement.#officialfuneralforNottage#BernardJNottage#BahamasNews#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Bahamian girl falls to her death on cruise ship Related Items:#BahamasNews, #BernardJNottage, #magneticmedianews, #officialfuneralforNottage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas: Mass Funeral for Haitians drowned in Abaco waters Nassau: Two guns, two suspects in Police custodylast_img read more

NASSCO hiring up to 1000 workers to build Navy ships

first_img Posted: April 13, 2018 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 SettingsThey’ve been the hometown ship builder since 1944 when they cranked out the first “tuna boat” for the fishing industry. Fast forward 70-years and NASSCO is bigger than ever.“This is exciting. We have new Navy contracts and we’re hiring 800 to 1000-workers”, says Dennis Dubard of NASSCO. He also happens to be the former Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Peleliu.“We’ve never had a contract like this in NASSCO history, with sustained work like this”, says DuBard. “It’s a very important program. We’re building refueling tankers for the Navy, for the aircraft carrier groups”.Since this is hometown company, their focus is hiring hometown people. “We have an arrangement with San Diego City College to train workers for the long term. “This is long term”, says DuBard.With the Navy contract and another “private” contract, there will be good paying jobs for at least the next 7-years, 2025. “At the end of the day, we can see the fruits of our labor. We can say, I’m a part of something bigger than myself. We can look at the finished product and say, I built that”, says DuBard.A pay check and a sense of pride. Now that’s the right stuff. Dan Plante Updated: 7:43 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Dan Plante, April 13, 2018 NASSCO hiring up to 1,000 workers to build Navy shipslast_img read more

10 youths rescued while being trafficked to India

first_imgMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 10 young men from Gatipara border in Benapole Port police station while they were being trafficked to India on Friday night.They rescued are from different areas of Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts.Daulatpur camp of BGB-21 battalion company commander Subeder Manzur Rahman said on secret information a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area at night and held the 10 youths who were heading to India in search of job.Sensing the presence of BGB men, the human traffickers managed to flee the scene.Later, BGB handed over the rescued to Benapole Port police station.A case was filed in this connection.last_img

Musings memories and tea over poetry

first_imgPadma Shree Tom Alter has taken you on many a journeys; from the the classical Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Ghalib to the last of Mughals, Bahadur Shah Zafar,  he portrays the high and mighty characters from history with a flair onto  the stag. It all comes naturally to the veteran Bollywood actor and thespian, Tom Alter. Lo and behold! As this time around he takes us on a journey of romance through an inspirational poetry reading session Reflections Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ at Le Meridien on 11 July.Taking the poetical experience one notch up, the audience will get an opportunity to indulge in the  aromatic flavours of the finest teas from Himalayas. While you sit back and relax, sip in an afternoon tea picked up by the tea sommelier and founder director of Anandini Himalyan tea, Anamika Singh. With Tom Alter’s poetry over a cuppa of tea, this evening promises to be a soothing and delightful experience for the poetry lovers in the capital. Blissful we say!last_img read more

If consumer wants luxury condoms whats the issue HC to Centre

first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Friday questioned the Centre on its decision to put a ceiling on the prices of condoms saying what was the issue if consumers are willing to pay for premium or luxury male contraceptives.A bench of chief justice G Rohini and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw posed the query to the government while hearing a plea by pharma firms Reckitt Benckiser and JK Ansell Ltd (JKAL) who have challenged the government’s decision to put a ceiling on the prices of condoms. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIAdditional solicitor general Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Centre, responded that condoms are currently in the national list of essential medicines and there can be no gradation, of luxury and ordinary, where drugs are concerned. The pharma firms have in their pleas contended that their products are ‘devices’ not ‘medicines’ and thus would not fall under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO). Therefore, no cap can be put on the prices, they said.last_img read more