Premier visits Five Cays gets standing water pumped out

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:five cays, Mosquitoes, premier rufus ewing, Public Works Department, pump, stagnant water Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Nov 2015 – The Premier on Tuesday personally oversaw that standing water in Five Cays was pumped out with the help of the Public Works Department. It has been a cry for weeks that the water left behind by Hurricane Joaquin and compounded by a week of rainy weather was not receding, and the nation’s health minister went to assess the situation for himself. In a media release issued yesterday, the Premier said: “it was determined that the waters were not receding on its own and therefore posed possible threat to the public health environment of that community…” The Premier agreed that the standing water posed a myriad of challenges including inaccessibility, boom in the mosquito population and a threat to healthy water. In order to get that stagnant water pumped out in areas of Five Cays, TCIG had to adapt policy. Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing said: “it signaled to me that there was a need for immediate relief and for an executive decision to be made on an area of policy that currently restricts the personnel to focus on public access primarily.The Premier said the water was pumped out Tuesday. PDA takes rally to Five Cayslast_img read more

MoscowMitch trends after McConnell blocks election security bills

first_img Tags Politics Security 4 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a stop to election security legislation Thursday.  Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, blocked election security bills on Thursday. Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough used the nickname #MoscowMitch on Friday when discussing the news and the hashtag began trending on Twitter apparently due to people frustrated with the senator.A Senate Intelligence Committee report released on Thursday showed that Russia likely targeted elections in all 50 states in 2016. This came a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress that Russia continues to interfere with US elections. Senate Democrats pushed for two bills Thursday to require paper ballots, additional funding for the Election Assistance Commission and a requirement that campaigns inform the FBI of offers of assistance from foreign governments, according to The Hill. McConnell blocked both bills, calling them “partisan legislation.” “It is very important that we maintain the integrity and security of our elections in our country,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Any Washington involvement in that task needs to be undertaken with extreme care – extreme care — and on a thoroughly bipartisan basis. Obviously, this legislation is not that. This is just a highly partisan bill from the same folks who spent two years hyping up a conspiracy theory about President Trump and Russia, and who continue to ignore this administration’s progress at correcting the Obama Administration’s failures on this subject in the 2018 election. Therefore I object.”In March, the Department of Homeland Security said it is “doubling down” on election security for the 2020 presidential vote. The agency said it will focus on local elections to prevent any foreign interference.Originally published on July 26, 7:46 a.m. PT. Update, 12:12 p.m. PT: Adds McConnell comment. Share your voice Commentslast_img read more

Samsung to Invest ₹500 Core in India to Ramp Up Mobile Production

first_imgSouth Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly looking to invest ₹500 crore in India to increase mobile production in the country.Press Trust of India citing industry sources said the company is also to make use of the Indian government policy in this regard. The proposal for the aforementioned capital investment have been cleared by the Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY).”Samsung is working to invest Rs 500 crore in its mobile production facility in India. It had approached government in this regard to take benefit of policy announcements and other incentives. The investment proposals have been cleared at Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY) level,” a source told to PTI.The report also quoted the spokesperson of India as saying that the company is planning to increase its presence in the market.”We are looking at strengthening our manufacturing presence in the country, to fulfil our growing needs in the market. However we are not able to provide further details at this stage,” said Samsung India spokesperson.Samsung, the current market leader in the smartphone market, seems to be looking at the expansion of its production capacities in the country. Currently, the Noida facility is involved in the production of 35-40 million phones annually. Samsung Galaxy S3 is also being produced at the Noida factory. Although there were reports that Galaxy S4 will also come in an Indian-made version, not much has been said about it.According to a report from research firm IDC, 32.7 percent of the total shipment in January-March 2013 period has been shipped by Samsung.last_img read more

Roche drops project on antibiotic for treating superbugs

first_imgSwiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating “superbug” infections, the company said on Sunday.Roche had agreed in 2013 to pay privately held partner Polyphor up to 500 million Swiss Francs ($485.3 million) for rights to the product, marking a rare foray by a major pharmaceuticals company into the battle against superbug infections in hospitals.The deal included milestone payments of up to 465 million Francs.”Roche has decided to discontinue its involvement in the clinical development of the investigational antibiotic RG7929/POL7080 for the treatment of patients with severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections and will return the asset to Polyphor,” a company spokesman said by email when asked about a report to this effect by the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper.The spokesman cited Roche’s assessment that “a streamlined development path as originally planned is no longer an option for Roche”.Superbug infections, including multi-drug-resistant typhoid, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea, kill hundreds of thousands of people a year and the rise of antibiotic resistance has been described by the World Health Organization as “one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century”.The Roche spokesman said that antimicrobial resistance remained a major threat to public health and Roche would continues to focus on this unmet medical need as part of its infectious disease research and development strategy.NZZ said that the experimental product, which is in phase II clinical trials, will now be developed alone by Polyphor.last_img read more

Kolkata Police bring Amalendu Chatterjee on transit remand

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police brought arrested RSS leader Amalendu Chatterjee in Kolkata on transit remand, late on Saturday night. He was arrested in Delhi on the charges of alleged molestation and rape after promising to marry a woman BJP worker of Bengal.Chatterjee was arrested from Deshbandhunagar area under Karol Bagh police station on September 17. Following the arrest, he was produced before the Tis Hazari Court. But due to Chatterjee complaining about chest pain, the court ordered the Kolkata Police team to admit him in a state-run hospital there. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter Chatterjee felt better, police again submitted a request for transit remand three days ago. After the remand was granted, Chatterjee was brought back to Kolkata by flight on Saturday night. ]He was produced before the Alipore Court on Sunday and remanded to police custody till September 27.Chatterjee is a leader of the state RSS unit and an all India Pracharak of the party. Along with Chatterjee, allegations of lewd comments and attempt to molest and rape have been made against Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president, Shivprakash, the party’s all India leader and Subrata Chatterjee and Bidyut Mukherjee, secretaries of the state unit of BJP. The woman had made a complaint with the Behala women police station on August 31.In the FIR, she alleged that taking advantage of her past acquaintance, Chatterjee made advances and she had to terminate pregnancy thrice. From 2014, Chatterjee started visiting her flat and they attended many meetings organised by BJP and RSS in different parts of Bengal and India. Chatterjee also developed a very good relation with her son.last_img read more