17 Sep

Baltimore Based Cancer Specialist Helping TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaiocos, January 25, 2018 – Providenciales – A serious spike in cases of cancer has health officials in the Turks and Caicos rallying behind an idea that there needs to be more informed discussions and serious, activation of plan to do minimize the disease which is killing more and more islanders each year.  Dr Armando Sardi was introduced by the Minister of Health, Edwin Astwood and Private sector partner, Dr. Hugh Malcolm as having a expansive background that could rescue the TCI from this globally common, unfavorable trend.Dr. Sardi sat for nearly an hour with members of the Turks and Caicos media core, expounding on the gravity of this often deadly disease, agreeing that indeed the effort to beat cancer must be a collaborative one.“Education, children, girls, boys knowing how to help prevent cancer, how to diagnose early, early vaccination.  For example, if you vaccinate a kid, both boys and girls with the vaccine for the viral HP virus, you will prevent 90 percent of the cervical cancers, 90 percent. If women do screening mammograms, you are going to detect the cancer early when it’s curable. Cancer does not mean death, and that is the most important thing to do, we are afraid that if I find cancer I’m going to die, if I operate I’m going to die, it’s going to get bigger, that’s not correct.  If cancer is detected early, most cancers will be cured.”As Director of Cancer Medicine at Mercy Medical in Baltimore, Dr Sardi explained what needs to happen…“I am very grateful that the country, and I have already met with several people that are really dedicated to make a change.  But we need the help of the industry, the Tourism industry, all the industries in the country, private, government, schools, education, because if we all don’t work together, it will never happen, and as I mentioned before, this is a process that will effect more and more people.”Cancer is up 18% in the Turks and Caicos.#MagneticMediaNews#DrArmandoSardihelpingTCI#letusallhelptoendcancer Related Items:#DrArmandoSardihelpingTCI, #letusallhelptoendcancer, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

10 Sep

Brand new Lego Movie 2 toy sets revealed before New York Toy

first_img 17 Photos Tags See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years Lego Movie 2 star Chris Pratt gets meta with Chris Pratt minifigs Lego Movie 2’s Apocalypseburg set overflows with whopping 3,000 pieces Lego bricks outshine gold bars as investments, study finds spacepalaceEnlarge ImageQueen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace. Lego Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace, which has 995 pieces, retails for $100 (around £78, AU$140). The bubble-looking Space Palace set includes minifigures for Bachelor Batman, Celeste, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and the Royal Guard. The multi-level palace set also features a rotating top section with a detachable rocket plus opening pods. There’s even a smoothie maker and a DJ booth.The 691-piece Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego set retails for $70 (around £54, AU$98), and comes with figures for Benny, Washed-out Wyldstyle, Balthazar, Unikitty, Flaminga, Eight, Archimedes and Balthazar vampire bat.spaEnlarge ImageShimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego The Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa also has revolving wall for Balthazar to transform into a vampire bat — plus a hot tub, a massage table and more.All three sets will be available in stores this spring. Build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as scene in Lego Movie 2. Lego When a film is all about Lego like Lego Movie 2 it’s bound to inspire plenty of Lego kits. Previously, we’ve seen the whopping 3,000-piece Apocalypseburg set, and now there are more sets on the way.Lego Group announced on Tuesday, in advance of its presence at New York Toy Fair, three new Lego Movie 2 sets. The new sets include Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech, Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace and Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa. Fans can build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as seen in Lego Movie 2. The 322-piece Lego set retails for $30 (around £23, AU$42). The couch set comes with various figures including Emmet, Sweet Mayhem and a brand new Unikitty as Rampage Kitty figure. Share your voicecenter_img 1 Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies More Lego Comment Legolast_img read more

3 Sep

BNP to demand for redemarcation neutral polltime govt

first_imgBNPWhile ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) wants no change in constituency demarcation before the next general elections, its primary rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) demands the election commission re-delimit the constituency.BNP senior leaders said the party is in favour of the demarcation based on which the 2001 general election was held.They said the party would raise its demand during its talks with the election commission scheduled to be held on 15 October.BNP leaders already held several meetings and drafted a set of proposals.BNP leaders said the draft was prepared in line with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s ‘Vision-2030’ and its proposal for the reconstitution of the EC.A senior BNP leader said party policymakers believe that the constituency demarcation was changed with an ill motive during the military-back emergency government in the run up to the 2008 general election and the BNP was affected for the change.Considering it, a BNP delegation led by standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain met the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, on 18 June and made a demand to restore constituency boundary that existed before the change made in the run up to the 2008 general election.BNP argues that the demarcation of 300 constituencies was carried out through a gazette in 1984 and and based on which the elections were held in 1986, 88, 91, 96 (twice) and 2001.Even though no political party raised objection to it, the then caretaker government changed the boundaries in 2008 before the ninth parliamentary election.Speaking to Prothom Alo, former election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain said the constituencies are not delimited or not allowed after 1984. But it is a constitutional duty of the EC to delimit the constituencies after each population census.Sakhawat pointed out that the matter is so important that no case can be filed in this regard.He blamed the election commission for not delimiting the constituencies at that time (before the change in 2008). Current EC led by K M Nurul Huda prepared a draft to delimit the constituencies. The EC, however, did not finalise it.BNP policy makers said alongside demanding re-delimitation of constituencies, the party will focus on the supportive election-time government during its talks with EC.Moreover, the BNP would attach priority to measures that will ensure a level playing field, dissolution of parliament before elections, and deployment of army seven days before the elections.The BNP would also put forth proposals for amending some sections of the Representation of the People Order (RPO), ensuring neutrality of judicial officials, stopping use of illegal and black money, and muscle power.The party will also submit a specific proposal regarding the ballot box.Several leaders who are engaged in preparing the draft of party proposals, however, said the issue of holding election after dissolving parliament and with a supportive government in place is a matter of political decision and the EC has nothing to do in this regard.Despite the fact, the BNP will submit the proposals, they said.According to the party, the EC is constitutionally bound to ensure a free, fair, neutral, and acceptable election. And a neutral poll-time government is a prerequisite for ensuring a congenial election atmosphere.The BNP wants the EC to create pressure on the government over this.BNP policymakers think that it does not matter how much independent the EC is, no measures of the EC can be useful if there is no neutral election-time government.They said the previous EC amended the RPO and issued a nice roadmap for election but it did not work as there was a political government in power during the polls.Asked about this, BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said, “Political parties do not trust each another. That’s why the caretaker government came in 1996. The AL took to the streets demanding for the caretaker government.””Mistrust and lack of confidence have deepened further. So, an election-time government is a must now. And this will be BNP’s main demand,” he added.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam and Imam Hossain.last_img read more