Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE has quietly announced a new championship match for SummerSlam in two weeks from Brooklyn, New York airing live on the WWE Network.Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the WWE United States Championship against Jeff Hardy. As of now, Randy Orton will not be involved to make it a triple threat match unless plans change on television the next two weeks on Smackdown Live.Earlier this week, the previously announced Smackdown Women’s Championship match between Carmella and Becky Lynch was changed to a triple threat match involving Charlotte Flair after Charlotte earned a shot with a win on Tuesday night.Here is the updated card for SummerSlam on August 19:WWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman ReignsWWE ChampionshipAJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa JoeRAW Women’s ChampionshipAlexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda RouseyIf Strowman loses, Owens gets his Money in the Bank BriefcaseBraun Strowman vs. Kevin OwensWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipDolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth RollinsWWE United States ChampionshipShinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff HardySmackdown Women’s Championship – Triple ThreatCarmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte FlairSmackdown Tag Team ChampionshipsThe Bludgeon Brothers (c’s) vs. Winners of Smackdown Tag Team TournamentWWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipCedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew GulakWWE continues to tease Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz as a potential match for the card. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: SummerSlam weekend hangover and reviewing this week’s news
Standing outside of her home and seeing how her 4-year-old son, Nick, was starting to get antsy, Katie Zadak gave in.“Do you want to know who your surprise visitor is?” she asked.“Yeah!” Nick said. All he’d been told was that someone special was visiting on Wednesday and the family had gone outside to wait in the driveway to see who it was.“You’re going to see a police car and ride around in it,” his mother said.The boy’s mouth fell wide open. “And catch a bad guy?”Excited, Nick rushed inside to get a police car of his own. He pushed the toy car along the ground, explaining how he likes the red and blue lights. But the sirens are his favorite.“Wee oh, wee oh!” he said. “Police cars go super-fast to catch the bad guys.”Nick has been battling stage 4 hepatoblastoma, a pediatric liver cancer, for nearly two years. Last year, the boy spent 280 days at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., for treatment. But Nick stayed positive, Katie Zadak said, making best friends with the nurses who cared for him.“He’s just the most positive, bright, wonderful kid,” she said.The Zadaks don’t like talking about Nick’s prognosis and instead put their energy into making the most of every day. He’s run out of the tunnel at Husky Stadium and gone with his family to Disney World.“We’re very focused on treatment and comfort,” Katie Zadak said. “We’re making sure he’s enjoying the most of life through this battle.”
PORTLAND —Portland firefighters say a downtown building that was evacuated after its facade cracked and buckled is not at risk of collapsing.Fire Battalion Chief Andy Ponce said Tuesday that engineers have determined the 10-story Fifth Avenue Building is structurally sound. However, it will remain closed to workers and scaffolding will be placed around the facade to protect pedestrians on nearby sidewalks.The structure in the heart of Portland’s downtown was evacuated before noon Tuesday. Workers reported hearing a loud bang before being told to get out. Emergency crews responded to reports of cracks in the facade and falling debris.The building dates to 1951 and the crack is in its lower half.It houses employees from eBay, FedEx, a fitness center, a day care and offices for Oregon Health & Science University.Trimet and C-Tran operations were disrupted in the area. Both MAX and bus lines were diverted around the evacuation area.
The West Columbia Gorge Humane Society cat shelter in Washougal currently has a selection of kittens for adoption as well as more than 30 cats.The no-kill shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and hosts monthly adoption events at east Vancouver pet supply stores.
MIAMI — Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.But the recommendation was never acted upon.A commitment under the law would have made it more difficult if not impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally.Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded.But more than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.The documents, which are part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, show that he had written the word “kill” in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school.The documents were provided by a psychological assessment service initiated by Cruz’s mother called Henderson Behavioral Health. The documents show a high school resource officer who was also a sheriff’s deputy and two school counselors recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be committed for mental evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act. That law allows for involuntary commitment for mental health examination for at least three days.
By Yankuba JallowAbdoulie J. Darboe of Jarra Pakaliba has on Tuesday the 26th February 2019 given testimony before the TRRC about the mass killing of soldiers by the AFPRC members and their soldiers in the alleged 11th November 1994 alleged coup d’état.He said he was born on the 21st June 1968 in Jarra Pakaliba and joined the Gambia National Army on the 25th August 1991. He told the Commission that he was not aware of the November 11 attempted coup. He inferred that the coup was not planned because the soldiers who were allegedly involved were the brains of the GNA and that there was no way that they could have failed.He said Alagie Kanyi who is currently a divisional immigration commissioner was the one who shot Lieutenant Basirou Barrow and ‘Dot Faal’ on their foreheads who were lying on a truck.He said Sanna Sabally asked him to carry the dead body of Lieutenant Basirou Barrow from the truck to the Guard Room in the Yundum Barracks. He said thereafter, Sabally threatened to execute him if he does not produce the document that he saw in his possession. He added that he told Sabally that he had no document in his possession.He said afterward, Sabally ordered RSM Papu Gomez who is now a Lieutenant General in the GAF to bring a pickaxe and a spade and dig a ditch. He said Sabally told him that he will be buried alive although he was not buried. He said Sabally left after receiving a call, and he was detained alongside Private Mafuji Sonko. He said some soldiers were also brought into the cell where he was detained as a detainee.He said Sanna Sabally later came for Gibril Saye, Cadet Sillah, and other soldiers and took them away. He said they later came back and he heard Alagie Kanyi uttering the following words: “today I have bastard people”.“I saw Alagie Kanyi washed his hands at a tap because they were stained with blood,” he said.Whilst under detention, he said he heard a soldier crying saying ‘EM Ceesay, EM Ceesay, EM Ceesay’ who was also killed during the execution. He named Sergeant Seedy Marong, Warrant Officer Class 2 Trawally, Private Kairaba Trawally, Corporal Mballow Saidy, Couporal Abdoulie Jallow, Corporal Yaya Dampha, Private Baba Manneh, and Lance Corporal Modou Njie, who was bleeding heavily.He said Lance Corporal Njie told him that he was shot by Peter Singhatey. He added that after two to three weeks, he was transferred to Mile II and released in March 1996. He said after his release, he was dismissed from the GNA and paid his outstanding salary.He said when Sabally and Sadibou Hydara were brought to Mile II as detainees, Alagie Martin tortured them.His RecommendationHe recommended the politicians should not interfere in the army and the security sector should be reformed. He opined that the Commission should recommend for proper regimentation in the army. He called on the government to consider the security sector as very important.Sittings continue today.
Chelsea wanted Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak over new first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Metro.Reports in the English media suggests Kepa wasn’t the blues first choice to replace the outgoing Thibaut Courtois.The 2016-17 Premier League champions acted quickly to replace Courtois after the Belgian goalkeeper made known of his desire to move to Real Madrid this summer.The club made Spain international the most expensive goalkeeper on the planet after they activated his £71million buyout clause to sign him Athletic Bilbao.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The 24-year-old shot-stopper made his Chelsea debut in their 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town but reports suggests it could easily have been Jan Oblak who was in goal for that game.The Slovenia international turned the opportunity to move to Stamford Bridge despite the club’s willingness to activate his £90million buyout clause.The 25-year-old is believed to have turn the chance of moving to London in favor of working with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital.The current UEFA Europa League holders are keen to offer Oblak a payrise as they look to increase his release clause to €250million.
Jose Mourinho’s warning before the new season appears to have been justified with two losses in their first three games.Jose Mourinho was the voice of pessimism coming into the season, complaining his team had not reinforced enough to mount a title challenge.No help came at the transfer deadline, but the Red Devils opened their season with three points against Leicester City in a scrappy 2-1 victory.Whatever optimism that may have emerged from that victory has quickly been replaced by concern as United have now been defeated in their next two games.A surprise 3-2 defeat to Brighton, who are expected to be in the mix for relegation, put United into a precarious position. And Tottenham has now pushed them further toward the brink, hammering the Red Devils 3-0, at Old Trafford no less.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.A second-half opener from Harry Kane and a brace from Lucas Moura put United to the sword and sent them tumbling down into the bottom half of the table after three games.The start is the worst Manchester United had suffered since the 1992-93 season, 26 years ago, when the club also lost two of their first three contests but went on to win the League.
Alan Pardew was selected as the coach that was supposed to save West Bromwich Albion but he failed and the Baggies were relegated to the Championship the previous season and the coach was sacked before the end of the season.The former Newcastle and Crystal Palace coach spoke about this experience as he claimed, according to Birmingham Mail: “(The taxi incident) was damaging in so much that prior to that trip – which was meant to be a team-bonding trip – we had a fantastic result against Brighton and we had beaten Liverpool in the cup with their strongest team.”“Suddenly, I felt we were there. I thought we were going to make it really tight for everybody else.”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“The Barcelona thing was a terrible incident.”“The players let themselves down, they let the club down and they let me down.”“From that moment forward, we never got results.”
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says he liked Jose Mourinho’s celebrations after Manchester United beat Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.manchester United had the perfect preparation for the Manchester derby on Sunday with an unbelievable 2-1 comeback away win at Juventus on Wednesday, a victory that Mourinho celebrated in a perceived controversial manner that angered Juve players and fans.Mourinho cupped his ears to the Juve fans with a huge grin on his face, and Neville has come in support of the Portuguese.“Some people might may not like that but I love that about him,” former United defender Neville told Sky Sports.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I think there should be reaction and passion at the end of a match. I even like his reaction at the end of the game against Newcastle, which the FA have appealed against.“To me, Jose’s best qualities were always that he was impossible when he was losing and impossible when he was winning and it was always enthralling to watch and he always brought everyone along the line.“When I think of him in the press conference after the Juventus game and some of the one-liners he came out with, compared to where he was a few weeks ago, and the day before the Newcastle game, that’s a massive difference. He has hung in there and shown determination.”
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva believes the Citizens have two players who can rival Kylian Mbappe for the Ballon d’Or awardThe Paris Saint-Germain prodigy has been one of the best players so far this year and is one of the likely candidates to claim the flattering award.However, Mbappe’s former AS Monaco teammate Bernardo Silva thinks City’s Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling have the necessary quality to challenge the Frenchman in the future.The 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder told Sport360: “Kylian was a fantastic player for us at Monaco and now he’s doing very well for PSG, obviously for France as well and he won the World Cup with them.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But here at Manchester City, we have two outstanding players, Raheem and Leroy, and both among the best players in the league. It’s amazing for us to have them with us.“They score, they always work a lot for the team to create something. Since I’ve arrived, they have been key players for the team, and I just hope they can keep going this way.“I think they have the talent to win the big prizes, too. The three of them are young, Raheem, 23, Leroy is 22, and Kylian is 19, so yes, very young players and they can still improve a lot.”Sane and Sterling have been outstanding under Guardiola this season, as the duo already registered nine goals and eight assists in the Premier League so far.
Scotland international Callum Paterson reveals he wants a more attacking role with the national team.The former Hearts man who was played as right back during Scotland’s 4-0 win over Albania revealed he would prefer to be deployed in a more advanced position for Scotland in future.Paterson has been playing in attack for his club Cardiff City in England this season and was moved into defence after the withdrawal of both Stephen O’Donnell and Kieran Tierney due to injury.Paterson said, according to Evening Times:“It’s not my favourite position. I like to attack. I was a bit exposed on Satur-day night. It’s not the best for me, but I’d do whatever is asked for me for the country.”Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“It’s a massive thing to get called up for your country and even bigger to play. I’ll always be happy to pull on that jersey. I’ve loved being back. I hated being out in the international wilderness.”“But I’m an attacking player. I love going forward and scoring goals. I got 10 goals last year and only started playing just before Christmas.”“I’m not blowing my own trumpet, but it shows I can get in the box and cause problems. That’s me scored three goals in four games in the Premier League.”“Having said that, it’s massive for the manager to trust me and know I am capable of doing that. I had it mentioned a few times. I am a Jack of all trades, master of none. It’s not great to hear, but hopefully I can nail down a place in the future.”“I haven’t quite done it for Cardiff yet, but I am getting there and I’d love to do it for Scotland as well. But I know when it comes to international football it’s sometimes a case of needs must.”
Both teams are playing for important objectives: Real Madrid wants its third consecutive world title, while Al Ain wants to be the first non-European/South American championTomorrow, football fans have a date with history as the Grand Final of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup is set to play.Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid will take on local Emirati surprise club Al Ain FC, to decide who is the best team in the planet.And both sides are playing for important objectives.Madrid is participating in its fourth FIFA Club World Cup Final, and third consecutive, and want to become the biggest champion in the tournament.They are currently tied with three tiles with fellow Spanish team Barcelona.Meanwhile, Al Ain FC has surprised the world, not only by beating New Zealand’s Team Wellington in the Playoff match, but also defeating Espérance Sportif de Tunis in the Quarterfinals.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The Boss then defeated Copa Libertadores king River Plate, in a surprising match that had to be decided in penalty kicks.This means, that they have the chance to become the first non-European/South American champion in the tournament’s history.Before this match, Argentina’s River Plate will take on Japanese and Asian champions Kashima Antlers to settle the Third Place of the CWC.Who do you think will win the tournament this Saturday?#CWC18: You can follow all our coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup in our different social media. @ClubWorldCups pic.twitter.com/0BmSDpo0kQ— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 15, 2018
Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno has apologised for missing a penalty in his side’s stalemate with Real Valladolid.Rodrigo was denied by Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip in the second-half penalty after Ruben Alcaraz’s free-kick cancelled out Dani Parejo’s goal for Los Che.“We played really well but just could not score a goal,” Rodrigo admitted to reporters after the game, as cited by Football Espana.Valverde downplays fears over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s comments on his Barcelona future have been taken out of context, and gave an update on the forward’s injury.“I want to take this opportunity to apologise to my teammates and to our fans for missing the penalty, it was a critical moment in the game and I am very sorry.“We created a lot more opportunities and we are all responsible for not scoring more.”With Los Che struggling to win games, manager Marcelino has come out to say he is unfazed about the rumours calling for his exit from the club.
Baha Mar deal should not be secret Related Items:beaches, tourism, visitor survey Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI July 18, 2017 — A recent visitor survey conducted by the Tourist Board and the TCIG Department of Statistics found that beautiful beaches and ease of travel access accounted for more than 90 per cent of deciding factors for tourists when visiting TCI. Many tourists expressed dissatisfaction with souvenir shopping, taxi and rental car services and the lack of nightlife, however. The survey also found that 33 percent of tourists use recommendations from family and friends as their main source for information on the TCI. The percentage of tourists who relied solely on the Internet for travel info was 27.6 per cent. The survey was conducted in March and another survey is scheduled for August. A Government press office release said the data serves as a resource for key players in the tourism industry to develop marketing strategies, revise services and remain competitive.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIGVisitorSurvey Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCI
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 14, 2017 – Nassau – In the #AtlanticBasin, we are watching three systems, #HurricaneJose which is frighteningly close to the islands but not forecast to come our way. Jose will weaken, then regain strength and is said to be several hundred miles east of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.Tropical Wave 1 is about 700 miles off the Cabo Verde Islands, with showers and thunderstorms and over the next five days there is a 40% chance that this system will become stronger. Tropical wave 2 is just off shore at the west African coast; it is described as having disorganized showers and thunderstorm activity. Over the next five days, there is a 30% chance this system will become stronger.#MagneticMediaNews Hurricane Irma destroys Barbuda Recommended for you Related Items:#AtlanticBasin, #HurricaneJose, #magneticmedianews Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4 Hurricane Jose not a threat, still being monitored says Bahamas
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, November 1, 2017 – Plantation, FL – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation’s office recently hosted several travel agents from West Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade Counties, to Grand Bahama Island, October 27-28, 2017 via Balearia Caribbean. The visit, which was part of the MOTA ongoing campaign, “The Bahamas is Open For Business, Come See For Yourself,” gave the agents an opportunity to experience first hand, the island’s major hotels, marinas and tourist attractions.“Feedback from the agents have been very positive and encouraging; the agents left the destination confident, knowledgeable and ready to sell our second city, Grand Bahama Island,” said Donna Mackey, Sr. Sales Manager, MOTA.According to Jennifer Gardiner-Bannister, Area Manager at the MOTA, “we have worked assiduously with our travel agents and tour operators communities over the past few years. As we continue to strengthen our partnership alliance, we want to also build on our ‘on-line, off-line, on-island’ strategy with them. This three step strategy, ‘on-line’, which through our website and other social media marketing platforms, provides awareness to these agents of our destination programs, new development, etc.; ‘off-line’ gives us an opportunity to engage and connect with them one-on-one, during sales missions product launches, training seminars and; on-island, where we invite agents to The Bahamas to better understand, promote and personally experience our diverse and unique multiple destination chain. We want to ensure that we have and are providing them with the resources and all the information necessary, for them to do business with us and their clients to visit our shores, again and again,” she said.“Many persons seem to think that The Bahamas was devastated by the recent hurricanes. While two of our Southern islands, in particular, Ragged Island and Acklins, did sustain some property and infrastructural damages from Hurricane Irma, the rest of The Bahamas did not, including the hotels and marinas in our major islands: Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Abaco, Bimini, Andros and Eleuthera. Tourism is our number one industry and the economic engine for the country, so it is imperative that we let the world know, through these agents, that The Bahamas feared well and is “open for business, come see for yourself,” she said.The trip is one of several on-going trips planned for the islands of Grand Bahama, Nassau and Bimini. In addition to the familiarization trips, the MOTA sales departments have since the summer season, conducted a series of lunch and learn seminars on land and at sea to top producing travel agents in Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.Press Release: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – Leading real estate development financing firm Sterling Global Financial announced today it is set to launch a new advisory arm, adding a service the firm’s chairman said would bolster its strategic growth with its ability to assist clients with core services including structure, management, banking, financing, and operations.The new company, Sterling Global Advisors Ltd., will be headed by former Bahamas Minister of Investments Khaalis Rolle, a businessman and two-term chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, and follows on the heels of Sterling’s launch last year of Sterling Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.“The new advisory firm will allow the firm to consolidate and provide a more strategic focus on a component of its business which was previously viewed as value-added for existing clients,” said Sterling Chairman David Kosoy.“Sterling Global Financial has largely built its reputation and singular positioning by responding to needs for financing ranging from high end homes, commercial shopping centers, luxury condo developments, private islands and resort developments,” said Mr. Rolle, who currently serves as Sterling’s Senior Executive Vice President, and will become Managing Director of Sterling Global Advisors.“The creation of Sterling Global Advisors expands the role we serve with clients and investors by providing guidance, direction and, in some cases, operations management skills. This will allow us to take on new roles that we have the skill sets for, including advising on private placement offerings, consulting and advising governments and quasi-government entities and for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. This will strengthen Sterling in important ways by creating a sustainable path for our continued growth through the expansion of our relationship with new and existing clients in The Bahamas, North America and beyond.”Many of the projects the firm finances or assists with financing are in The Bahamas and include ONE Cable Beach, THIRTY SIX on Paradise Island, Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Nassau, Ocean Terraces, West Bay Street, Matt Lowe’s Cay, Abaco and Sky Beach Estates, Eleuthera. It is also funding a share of the land acquisition for a major redevelopment of an iconic neighbourhood in South Boston and is participating in a project in Ireland. In the past year, it upgraded and sold a large shopping center in central Florida.“We have been growing slowly, steadily since our founding a decade ago,” said Sterling Global Financial Chairman David Kosoy, who, though holding an advanced degree in law, has spent his life in real estate funding and development. “Launching Sterling Global Advisors strengthens our growth potential and provides an enhanced and important role in key projects. We are taking this strategic step now to further position Sterling to take advantage of the tremendous economic opportunities across our various business sectors. We could not find a better person to head Sterling Global Advisors than Khaalis Rolle.”Mr. Rolle has served as Senior Executive Vice President of Sterling Global Financial since June 1, 2017.The chairman also revealed that Sterling will be making additional major announcements regarding what he termed “exciting new projects, initiatives and partnerships consistent with our medium to long term growth strategy.”The company with headquarters on East Bay Street, Nassau, has some US$9 billion under administration or asset management. In 2016, it opened Sterling Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. and it operates one of the oldest trust companies in Cayman with worldwide clients. It has earned numerous awards for investment returns and security of investments.Press Release: DPA News Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 31, 2018 – Providenciales -The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services wishes to advise the general public to be vigilant during this Flu season. Influenza (Flu) season reoccurs annually during the cooler months and is characterized by a prevalence of outbreaks of Influenza. Seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, however, most of often flu activity peaks between December and February.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported recently that thirty children have died from confirmed Flu related causes (CDC Jan 22, 2018). The Ministry is committed to keeping the Turks and Caicos healthy, and persons are advised to visit the Primary Health Care Clinics within their communities where the Flu vaccine is being offered free of charge. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.Flu virus travels through the air in droplets when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. You can inhale the droplet directly, or you can pick up the germ from an object, then transfer them to your eyes, nose and mouth.For more information, contact your Health Care Provider or the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338-2772 or 338-4942.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Signs and Symptoms of the Flu: –FeverCoughSore throatRunny or stuffy noseMuscle or body achesHeadachesFatigue (very tired)Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. It is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months have a flu vaccine annually. In addition to having a flu vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services would like to recommend the following health tips which can prevent the spread of the infection:Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.Put your used tissue in the waste basket.If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or long enough to sing the birthday song twice.If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rubs.Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth (germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth).Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.If you or your child is sick with the flu stay home from work, school, daycare. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious foods, manage your stress, and be physically active.Everyday preventive actions can help slow the spread of germs that can cause many different illnesses and may offer some protection against the flu.