Drop Cover Hold message spread TCI Wide by DDME

first_img#MagneticNewsMedia#EarthquakeAwarenessWeek Recommended for you Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#EarthquakeAwarenessWeek, #MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOAcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 13, 2017 – Earthquake Awareness Week did more than host activities in Providenciales; in a rare opportunity the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies visited several other islands with the message of Drop, Cover and Hold – its what you do if an earthquake hits.On Thursday though, it was a series of scenarios as the DDME welcomed stakeholder input in the aim to develop a national plan for handling an earthquake event.  Kayana Bowen of the DDME called it a worthwhile exchange;  “It’s very heated right now at the moment, because persons are saying that they have a command, they know what their role and responsibility is, however, when you actually come to the table and faced with the situation you realize that you’re stumped.  So the good thing about it is we have other stakeholders around the table who are providing feedback, giving them ideas who are discussing what are better ways to approach things and do things to make sure they respond effectively.”As many as 25 stakeholders were represented at the session held at the DDMEs office.   Thursday, January 12 also marked the seventh anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, which some had reported was felt even here in Providenciales at the time.   The TCI was put under a tsunami watch in 2010 due to the quake in Port Au Prince, which killed nearly half a million people and displaced one million others. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Honesty makes relationships work Lily Collins

first_imgThe 25-year-old doesn’t think there’s an ultimate secret to falling in love and staying in love, but believes that being truthful with your partner builds the best foundation for long-term happiness, reports bangshowbiz.com.‘It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get there, to be in love, as long as in the end people are honest. When you’re honest it pays off,’ she said.‘Everyone has their own speed at which they’re honest, so I would say it’s beautiful but it depends on person to person,’ added Collins. Also Read – A fresh blend of fameThe actress plays Rosie Dunne, the romantic interest of Sam Clafin’s alter ego Alex Stewart in her latest role in Love, Rosie, which sees the two best friends slowly realise that they have fallen for each other.Collins is best known for her roles in the films The Blind Side (2009), Abduction (2011), and Mirror Mirror (2012). She portrayed Clary Fray in the fantasy film adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), based on Cassandra Clare’s best-selling novel City of Bones.last_img read more

Tibetan community of Darjeeling celebrates Thank you India Year

first_imgDarjeeling: The Tibetan community of Darjeeling observed “Thank you India” and the 29th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama — being conferred the Nobel Peace prize.Incidentally, the Tibetan government in exile and Tibetans across the country have been observing the year 2018 as “Thank You India Year.” “This is to publicly express gratitude to the Government of India and its citizens for enabling Tibetans not only to lead a decent life but also help them preserve their culture, language and religion. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTibetans for generations will not forget the profound support that is being extended by India at the time of crisis in Tibet owing to Chinese occupation,” stated Tashi Thendup, president, Thank You India Organizing Committee in Darjeeling. The day was marked by prayers, speeches and staging of traditional songs and dances by the Tibetan community; students of the Central School for Tibetans and various other Tibetan organisations. Songs and dances like Gangchen Bhoki Tempa in praise of Dalai Lama; Namsa Marpo (on the red robe worn by the Dalai Lama) and Folk dance of the Amdo region of Tibet were staged. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”On the occasion of the 29th year of conferring Nobel Peace Prize to Dalai Lama, blankets and shawls were handed over to needy families under the Cover the Cold programme,” stated Jigme, Secretary of the organising committee. The Thank You India 2018 programme had been marked with a public prayer session at Chowrasta on May 31 for peace, prosperity and progress of India. On June 5, more than 100 saplings were planted in the Observatory Hill area in Darjeeling.last_img read more