Millions of Chickens dead in the US means more expensive eggs in

first_img Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jun 2015 – What does the sanctioned slaughter and mass deaths of 43 million chickens in 15 United States have to do with us here in the Turks and Caicos; well according to Graceway Supermarkets it has led to more expensive eggs in the grocery store. Since an outbreak of Avian Influenza or Bird Flu in the leading egg producing states in the US, the market has seen a 120% spike in egg costs since April due to the extreme shortage of the breakfast time staple. It is being called the most catastrophic hit to the industry ever, with 10% of the United States’ hen laying chickens wiped out. Ken Burns, General Manager of Graceway Supermarkets brought the issue to light in a press release yesterday to Magnetic Media; he says it explains the rise in prices of eggs imported from the US. Related Items:chicken, death, gracewaY SUPERMARKETS, ken burns, US Recommended for you No medical report yet in Capron deathlast_img read more

Post Maria Dominica will rebuild with concrete

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Dominica, October 10, 2017 – Dominica, which was bruised badly by #HurricaneMaria has ascertained that building with concrete is a must for the tiny island.    It is not cheap, but it is what the islanders now believe must happen to weather severe hurricanes.    One report says that few people can afford to complete concrete constructions – the more common way to go had been wood, stucco and tin.However, the residents are doing their best to use the resources coming in to fortify their homes with stronger materials.    It was also cited that the popular building out of pocket, which staggers the swift completion of structures was a problem for #Dominica which was hammered on September 18; even the country’s PM, Roosevelt Skerrit lost the roof off his house in the Category 5 storm.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews, Dominica FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for you Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turklast_img read more

Message of Condolence from the Minister of Health Dr the Hon Duane

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – Today we mourn the passing of our dear esteemed colleague, friend, mentor and a giant of the health profession.  Dr. Cecil W.M. Bethel, a Caribbean and British-trained Physician, was educated at the University of the West Indies, The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland.Dr. Bethel was the first Bahamian to graduate from the University of the West Indies (UWI London) 1957.  He completed his internship at the Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, between 1958 and 1959, and served as a medical officer at The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Nassau from 1959 to 1962.He served as Supernumerary Registrar at the University College Hospital in London from 1962 to 1964, Senior Registrar in Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) from 1964 to 1965, and Consultant Physician, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) from 1965 to 1968.Dr. Bethel was the first Medical Chief of Staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital from 1968 to 1972 and also served during that period as Senior Consultant Physician and Head of the Department of Medicine.  He resigned as Medical Chief of Staff in 1972 but maintained the post of Senior Consultant Physician and Head of the department of medicine until 1988 when he retired from The Bahamas Government Service after 30 years of service.  He has been in private practice from 1988 to 2014.Dr. Bethel’s contributions to the growth and development of the medical profession are legendary.  He was a member of The Joint Committee: The Bahamas Medical Council/The Medical Association of The Bahamas and a member of the committee to review and draft the Medical Act.  He demonstrated the highest standard of medical practice and ethical principles for physicians to follow.  He always made sure everyone was treated with dignity, fairness and support.Dr. Bethel was a charter president of the Medical Association of The Bahamas, a trustee of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, a past Director of Education of The Bahamas Heart Association, and Medical Advisor to The Bahamas Diabetic Association. He served as a member of the Board of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) from 1999 to 2001.All of these accomplishments do not adequately describe the measure of the man.  Cecil Bethel was the consummate gentleman.  He was soft-spoken but firm and demonstrated by example – the life approach of a dedicated and compassionate doctor and human being.  This approach fostered a sense of trust, comfort and respect in the presence of this Bahamian pioneer and leader… sentiments shared by patients, colleagues and the hundreds of persons proud to have learned from his example.Dr. Bethel was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty The Queen in 1989.  He received The Bahamas Silver Jubilee Anniversary Gold Coin Award and the University of the West Indies “Distinguished Graduate” Award in 1998, and Medical Alumni Award in 2001.The medical community is saddened by the loss of this health hero and we will always remember him with great fondness.  He was a life well lived and Bahamians are healthier and richer because of his many contributions to healthcare.We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and family members.May his soul rest in peace.last_img read more

CWC 2018 Easy day for teams in the Emirates

first_imgAfter three matches already played in the FIFA Club World Cup, teams took rest just before the start of the SemifinalsThree out of eight matches have already been played in the 2018 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, and teams took it easy this Sunday.Only three of the six clubs still in the competition took a time to train, a couple days before the start of the Semifinals: Argentina’s River Plate, Emirati side Al Ain and Japanese club Kashima Antlers.Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Esperánce de Tunis took some time off, with the Mexican players going to Dubai to visit the main attractions at the city,Meanwhile, Real Madrid is the first team to arrive in Abu Dhabi, the city that will host one Semifinal, the Third Place Match, and the Final game.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).The tournament will continue this Tuesday, December 18th, when Esperánce and Guadalajara battle for Fifth Place, while River Plate will play its first match against local club Al Ain.Both games are set to be played at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.#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, 2018last_img read more

Paratici reveals relationship with Juventus directors and staff

first_imgJuventus Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici has revealed his relationship with some of the executives and members of staff he has worked with at the club so far.Paratici also spoke about Juventus’ desire to conquer Europe. Paratici is regarded as astute transfer business Officer at Juventus, after securing some of the best additions in the club’s history including Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.“I think [Giuseppe] Marotta and I complemented each other very well,” he said, as quoted by the club’s official website.“I dealt with the more technical aspects but discussed matters with him because he’s highly experienced and understands how football and negotiations work. He helped me to make as few mistakes as possible.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“[Antonio] Conte wasn’t the sort of coach who looks at the name of the player but whether or not they’re functional to his ideas, and that makes it easier for whoever’s job it is to find functional players.”“[Massimiliano] Allegri is more flexible in that sense, so it gives you a bit more margin for manoeuvre in the transfer market.”“We aspire to win the Champions League but we’re not obsessed about it,” he concludes.last_img read more

William Gallas There is no chance that Rabiot will go to

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur player William Gallas has mocked the club. He claims they are not big enough to attract Paris Saint-Germain player Rabiot.The North London club have been linked with signing the France international this month after he was frozen out of PSG’s first team. He had refused to sign an extension to his contract which expires in June.The French champions completed the signing of Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg this month, which further relegated Rabiot down the pecking order and Tottenham are keen to capitalise on the situation by preparing a bid for the 23-year-old.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to have spoken to Rabiot personally in a bid to convince him to move to the club, however, that approach appears to have been rebuffed.Reports suggest that if Rabiot were to move to England he’d favour a switch to Liverpool and Gallas isn’t unsurprised by the midfielder’s decision to snub Tottenham.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.In an interview with Leo Vegas, Gallas said:“There is no chance that Rabiot will go to Tottenham. If he leaves Paris Saint-Germain, he will join a big club who wins trophies.”Meanwhile, Tottenham’s bid to end their trophy drought which has spanned over a decade appears to be over for another season following elimination from both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup by Chelsea and Crystal Palace respectively.last_img read more

Homeless rescued when encampment floods

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Homeless rescued when encampment floods 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Heavy flooding in South Bay made for a busy night for San Diego Fire’s elite swift water rescue team.KUSI’s John Soderman picks up that part of our coverage live in National City. December 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 6, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Trial set in opencarry gun case

first_imgTrial was set for Oct. 1 for a Vancouver man accused of unlawfully carrying a handgun at a local Albertsons, a case that sparked a nationwide debate last spring on open-carry gun rights.Kurk Kirby, 26, appeared briefly Monday morning before Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman. His case was sandwiched between people seeking name changes and a busy criminal docket. Kirby’s attorney, Christopher Dumm, told the judge that a second lawyer is now helping out with case. Vernon McCray of Camas, an advocate for firearms rights, volunteered to be co-counsel.“He was just interested in helping out,” Dumm said.Kirby did not speak before the judge nor afterward to a reporter. He has said that Dumm advised him not to give interviews while his case is pending.His trial for unlawfully carrying a weapon, a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine, is expected to last one day.last_img read more

Focusing on a good life beyond cancer

first_imgKrista Colvin slowly wakes from surgery. She slips in and out of consciousness. In this dreamy state, she thinks more about when she’ll get to see her family than about the fact that she no longer has breasts. She had time to work through the impending physical loss in the months leading to her mastectomy. Krista, 43, was diagnosed in March with cancer. Now surgeons have removed her right breast, which had two tumors, as well as cancerous lymph nodes. Because Krista carries a gene mutation that increases the chance of cancer recurring, her healthy breast was removed, too. After she moves out of the surgical recovery area and into a hospital room overlooking Mount Hood, her family arrives from their home in Camas. Her husband, Mike, ushers Wes, 10, and Annie, 8, into the room. They catch Krista off-guard. She’s still hooked to oxygen and an IV. Her face is pale. She’d rather her children didn’t see her this way, but she can’t help but feel glad they’re there. She smiles. When Wes sees his mother attached to so many tubes, tears flood his eyes. Annie reacts differently. She can’t contain her curiosity. “Can I see?” Annie asks, hoping to peek under her mother’s bandages. “Mommy hasn’t even looked yet.” Krista replies. It isn’t until later, when a nurse helps Krista prepare for her first shower after surgery, that Krista examines where her breasts used to be. She removes the bandages and quickly studies her chest. Her wound is closed with tape. “Interesting,” she thinks, yet she doesn’t feel sad. Later, at home, she takes more time to look at herself in the mirror from all angles. Mike echoes her thoughts when he sees her scars — sort of like upside-down Ts — for the first time.last_img read more

Former legislative candidate 19 pleads guilty in crime ring case

first_imgA teenage former candidate for the state Legislature who ran on a platform of conservative values pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to his role in an organized crime ring.Anthony Bittner, who ran in the August 2010 primary election for now-Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler’s open 18th District House seat, admitted to attempted residential burglary and second-degree possession of stolen property.Bittner, 19, will be sentenced Sept. 29. Senior Deputy Prosecutor Alan Harvey said the crimes carry a standard sentencing range of between four-and-a-half months and nine months in jail.Bittner is among at least three teenagers whom prosecutors say were enlisted by a Young Life leader, Jorgan Cattin, to commit property crimes throughout Clark County last September. Cattin is charged with leading organized crime, a class A felony. He goes on trial Sept. 12.Bittner initially was charged with six crimes, including manufacture of a controlled substance (marijuana) and trafficking stolen property. As part of Bittner’s plea bargain, the 2010 Skyview High School graduate agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against Cattin. Through attorneys Steven Myers and Tom Phelan, Bittner admitted his role Thursday to Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson. He said he and others conspired to burglarize a home in Battle Ground on Sept. 14 and that he took part “by driving to and waiting outside” the house.last_img read more

Police pursue woman accused of striking officer with car

first_imgPolice from Portland and Vancouver chased a car across state lines Thursday afternoon in pursuit of a wanted fugitive from Oregon who is also a suspect in a hit-and-run assault of a Battle Ground police officer last week.The suspect has been identified as Stephanie Janelle Forester, 29. She is 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has brown, blond and black hair. She has brown eyes and a colorful tattoo on her right forearm. She is considered to be a heavy methamphetamine user and is known to frequent places that offer video poker, according to a Portland Police Bureau news release.She has several warrants for her arrest in Oregon.The car that she was believed to be driving was chased by police to the area of Southeast 126th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard, where the driver fled. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the driver.One 911 caller reported late Thursday afternoon seeing the woman driving north on Interstate 205 and another caller reported seeing her take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit.No accidents resulted from the Thursday chase.Last Saturday, Forester allegedly assaulted a Battle Ground police officer with her SUV. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Main Street. The officer was called to investigate a report of a man hitting a woman inside a silver Volkswagen SUV.last_img read more

Apartment fire sparks after boxes left on stove

first_imgFirefighters say a sprinkler system saved an apartment complex from what could have been an overnight fire.Firefighters responded to a water flow alarm at the Heritage Green Apartments, 3100 S.E. 168th Ave. just after 4:20 a.m.They arrived and found a plastic box and a cardboard box were left on a stove with a lit burner, said Kevin Stromberg, spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. The boxes caught fire and activated the sprinkler system. The residents were not home at the time.The sprinklers saved the building from a fire but caused water damage to the apartment and the one next door, Stromberg said. The fire could have easily affected multiple families, especially early in the morning, he said.last_img

WSU instructor who was beaten recovering from brain injury

first_imgPULLMAN — The Washington State University instructor who was beaten three months ago outside a Pullman bar is undergoing speech and physical therapy as he fights to recover from a brain injury.David Warner told The Spokesman-Review that he doesn’t remember the eight weeks he spent in a hospital. He was in a coma for a week and temporarily had a 4- by 6-inch piece of his skull removed to manage pressure.Warner, 41, has a Ph.D., and taught in WSU’s Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies. Now, he struggles with his vocabulary as he recovers at home in Pullman.The strides Warner has made are a testament to his toughness and hard work, said Dr. Rasha Germain, neurosurgeon at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine. It’s too early to say how well Warner will heal.“Where he ends up on the continuum toward a completely healthy brain, nobody can tell us,” said his mother, Cherie Warner.The Whitman County prosecutor’s office is deciding on possible charges for the March 30 fight outside Adams Mall, near WSU’s Greek Row.Police have recommended assault or criminal assistance charges against five people. Two are WSU students and two are their friends. One is a friend of Warner’s who is accused of instigating the fight.Surveillance video shows Warner was standing between them, playing the peacekeeper, when the group fell to the ground. Warner was knocked unconscious in the struggle.last_img read more

Working in Clark County Kate Singh photographer

first_imgWorking in Clark County, a brief profile of interesting Clark County business owners or a worker in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.Kate Singh, facing burnout after a 35-year nursing career, was ready for a change. She went back to college and studied graphic design and launched an award-winning photography career. “I take the time to make the best photos. I like letting people see they are special and look alright.”Name: Kate Singh.Job/employer: Owner of Aevum Images, 703 Main St., 360-735-1595.Age: 60.Professional background: An Army nurse for 20 years, followed by 15 years at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Started Aevum Images in 2003.Education: Singh joined the Army shortly after high school, during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army she studied graphic design at Clark College and earned an associate’s degree.Residence (community): Shumway.One word to describe yourself: Creative.How you got this job: Demand. Shot my first wedding for a co-worker and booked five more from that first one.Most rewarding part of job: I like letting people see themselves in a very positive way.Most challenging part of job: It is a challenge when people come in and say “You are the pro, tell me what to do.” That makes it hard. I am trying to tell their story, so I need to understand their personality to be able to translate that into a pose.Personal/business philosophy: To be able to live life to the fullest, giving value to the people I meet.What motivates you: I am an artist at heart and I like creating art.Favorite moment of my job/career: My highlight is when the light goes on for folks, when they believe they are beautiful. They see what I can see. Another favorite moment was when the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association named me Photographer of the Year in 2004 and 2010 and Member of the Year for 2010 and 2013. To have other photographers recognize your work is real satisfying. It’s validating.last_img read more

Former Blazer Oden arrested on battery charges

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Police arrested former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden on battery charges early Thursday, alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.The free agent center, who played for the Miami Heat last season, was arrested early Thursday at his mother’s suburban home in Lawrence on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery.Oden, 26, was released from custody Thursday evening. Online Marion County Jail records show Oden was released on a $10,000 bond.According to a Lawrence police report, officers were called to the home at around 3:30 a.m. and found a 24-year-old woman on a sofa with a swollen, bloody face. A friend of the woman told officers that Oden had “punched her in the face.”The report says the injured woman was uncooperative and told officers she had fallen, but was unable to say when and where that occurred.Oden told officers he and the woman had dated for about two years but split up two months ago. According to the report, he said he was arguing with his ex-girlfriend when “things got out of control” and he struck her as he swung his arms to try to break free of two people who were trying to hold him back.last_img read more

Incumbent state legislators enjoy fundraising edge

first_img17th District, Position 1Monica Stonier (D) $191, 056.70Lynda Wilson (R) $157, 382.4317th District, Position 2Paul Harris (R) $88,543Richard McCluskey (D) $10,408.1618th District, Position 1Brandon Vick (R) $69,431Mike Briggs (D) $28,543.3518th District, Position 2Liz Pike (R) $85,841.22Maureen Winningham (D) $38,940.7049th District, Position 1Sharon Wylie (D) $62,007.99Anson Service (R) $8,21349th District, Position 2Jim Moeller (D) $84,812.35Lisa Ross (R) $13,979.27SOURCE: state Public Disclosure CommissionMany political veterans hoping to return to Olympia this winter are enjoying a fundraising edge over their challengers. Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, has so much money he gave $31,000 back to his party. Although the incumbent is quick to point out he’s not taking anything for granted — the stunning defeat of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is still fresh — Moeller has managed to raise $84,812 compared to his opponent’s $13,979, according to public disclosure reports.Lisa Ross, who is running against Moeller, said she knew she wouldn’t win a “money war.”“So I’m just going to go grass-roots,” Ross said. “Although, the money is starting to roll in a little bit and it feels pretty good.”There’s an old saying that “money is the mother’s milk of politics.” The size of a candidate’s war chest isn’t the only factor determining survival, but “candidates who have more funds, have more of a capacity to get their message directly to voters,” said Carolyn Long, an associate professor of the school of politics, philosophy and public affairs at Washington State University Vancouver, who cited the phrase. “And if it’s a good message and resonates … they are going to have an advantage.”With ballots slated to go out in less than two weeks, legislative candidates are doing their best to remind voters why they should be the ones sent to the Statehouse.And in every local legislative race, the incumbent has a cash advantage. The closest contest money-wise is not surprisingly the competitive 17th Legislative District, Position 1, race in which Democratic Rep. Monica Stonier, with $191,056, has a slight edge over her Republican opponent Lynda Wilson, who has raised $157,382.last_img read more

Just 27 do not find the New Year return to work stressful

first_imgJust 27% of respondents do not find returning to work after the Christmas and New Year break stressful, according to research by MetLife Employee Benefits.Its survey of 1,064 employees also found that around a third (31%) of respondents cite catching up on work they failed to finish before the festive break as the biggest cause of workplace stress on returning to work.The research also found: A quarter (25%) of respondents are concerned about financial pressures resulting from Christmas spending.43% of respondents cite readjusting to work after taking time off as the main cause of stress.38% of respondents over the age of 55 are not worried about returning to work, compared to 19% of those aged between 18 and 34.Tom Gaynor (pictured), employee benefits director at MetLife UK, said: “Making the most of time away from work is important and employees need to be able to relax. Of course it is a bit of a shock to the system having to go back to routines after holidays but readjusting should not be a cause of stress and worry. However, it seems it is a concern for many people as they worry about catching up with backlogs at work.“Workplace stress is a major issue for employers and employees and it has a real impact on business performance. There are, however, a range of practical steps organisations can take to help address the issues before they become a major problem.”last_img read more

85 of students expect an annual pay rise when they start work

first_imgMore than four fifths (85%) of students expect an annual pay rise when they join a workforce, according to research by mobile app Debut.The Expectations of Work report, which surveyed 12,000 students in May 2016, also showed that 80% of respondents believe it is now harder to get a job today than it was for their parents’ generation.The research also showed:80% of respondents expect a healthcare or dental scheme benefit, while 60% expect to be offered a gym membership.68% believe they should be allowed to access and use social media while at work.26% of respondents think they will retire between the ages of 51 and 55, 12% expect to retire between 56 and 60, and 27% believe they will finish work between 61 and 65.34% expect to be earning between £27,000 and £30,000 for their first graduate job.Charles Taylor, chief executive officer at Debut, said: “The expectations and priorities of tomorrow’s workforce have largely changed from previous generations. It is vital that we are aware of this and adapt accordingly. Even the traditional recruitment process isn’t resonating with students, the future of the British workforce, and isn’t delivering the results that today’s top employers need. Organisations must adapt to reach and retain the best talent.”last_img read more