Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – The Miss Teen Turks and Caicos Organisation, and Contestants, paid a courtesy call on the Rt. Hon. Robert Hall, Speaker of the House, in August at the House of Assembly. The occasion marked the first time any of the six contestants or the accompanying committee members had ever visited the House of Assembly. Hon. Hall gave the group a detailed history of parliament and the roles and functions of government in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The contestants also received a brief lesson on table and social etiquette. A courtesy call was also made to the Grand Turk Cruise Center where they were greeted by Mary Fulford, the 1st Miss Teen Turks and Caicos 2014/15. Together they welcomed visitors, and encouraged them to return and see as much of 40 islands and cays in the TCI as possible. The 2nd Annual Miss Teen Turks and Caicos pageant is slated for September 26, 2015 in Providenciales, to coincide with activities planned for this year’s National Youth Day. The lucky teen queen will win a myriad of prizes and will also participate in the 2016 edition of Miss Teen Universe to be held in Costa Rica. Recommended for you Related Items:grand turk cruise center, house of assembly, mary fulford, miss teen turks and caicos, robert hall
Parineeti chopraVarinder ChawlaParineeti Chopra was recently spotted coming out of a salon. While shutterbugs were waiting outside to click her, the actress for some unknown reasons, was seen hiding her face.Wearing a black transparent top with trousers, Parineeti was seen in a hurry to enter her car, and escape the lens as soon as possible. A video has come out that shows her first rushing back into the salon as soon as she spotted paparazzi waiting outside.She then comes out, but quickly enters her car, and is seen desperately trying to hide her face with her hair and hands. The video is out on Instagram, and people are wondering what made her hide her face so desperately.While some suggested that the actress wanted to avoid being clicked as she was without make-up, some others thought there is something fishy about it. Nonetheless, it is only Parineeti who knows the reason behind her act.On the work front, she was recently seen in Kesari alongside Akshay Kumar. Although she had a small role in the film, the actress was glad to be a part of such a big project. Parineeti has a number of upcoming films in her kitty including Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Jabariya Jodi and Saina Nehwal biopic.Watch the video below:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating around 300 people admitted into the United States as refugees for suspected terror-linked activities, a senior US official said Monday.“We are talking about 300 individuals who were admitted to the United States as refugees who are currently being investigated by the FBI for potential terrorism-related activity,” the official of the Department of Homeland Security said.The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, gave the figure as part of a justification for a 120-day halt on refugee admissions to ensure they are properly vetted.He did not give any details on where the refugees came from or how many might have come from the six countries subject to a new travel ban signed Monday by President Donald Trump.“The salient fact here is that there are 300 individuals admitted and welcomed to the United States in the refugee admissions program who either infiltrated with hostile intent or who radicalised after admission to the United States,” he said.
Kolkata: As many as 40 exotic birds have died in quarantine at Alipore Zoo in a span of five months from June to October. Around 153 birds that were confiscated by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from smugglers were handed over to Alipore Zoo for treatment after a large number of them suffered injuries during the smuggling process. The DRI has sought post-mortem report of the bird deaths from the zoo.”We follow a scientific process of transporting birds and animals and ensure that all sorts of precautionary measures are in place so that animals or birds do not suffer any sort of injury and get minimum stress. These birds that were handed over to us were being smuggled illegally and subjected to most unhygienic conditions. Our doctors have said the birds died because of acute dehydration, enteric diseases and also due to neurogenic shock,” said Asis Kumar Samanta, director of Alipore Zoological Gardens. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Samanta, the birds during quarantine at the Zoo hospital are constantly monitored by three veterinary physicians. “However, in case of a number of birds, complications developed after some days that apparently seemed well when they were first handed over. It is not unusual for certain diseases to relapse because of the unscientific method of transportation and the heavy stress faced by the avians. A number of birds were also involved in infighting during the transportation process and had suffered injuries,” a senior official of the Zoo said. A zoo official informed these birds were packed into bags or cooped up in tiny cages and crammed into a car boot or under the seat. They travelled like that for hours before being intercepted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTurquoise Grass Parakeet, Eclectus Parrots, Kookaburras are among the birds that died. The mortality list also includes eight Pygmy Falcons which are the smallest birds of prey and native to Africa, Gouldian Finch, much sought after for its colourful plumage and also a Rosella that was the last bird death as communicated to the DRI by the zoo authorities. Most of the rescued birds were smuggled into Bengal from the Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh. In the illegal pet market, some of the species cost more than a few lakh rupees for a single member.