Sea Turtle With Spear Through Head Found in Florida National Park

first_img Two-Headed Sea Turtle Hatchling Found on South Carolina BeachWatch: Biologists Rescue Loggerhead Sea Turtle Entangled in Buoy Line Stay on target A dead sea turtle with a spear shaft through its head was found in Biscayne National Park in Florida, officials from the National Park Service said Tuesday.Biscayne National Park Marine Patrol Officers said they are investigating the “poached” turtle and asked for the public’s help in finding those responsible for  killing the federally and state-protected animal.center_img The turtle, believed to be a green sea turtle, was discovered by fishermen on the ocean side of Elliot Key Friday afternoon, a park’s service law enforcement ranger told the Miami Herald.All species of sea turtles are either endangered or threatened, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They are protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Florida’s Marine Turtle Protection Act.Killing a sea turtle in violation of those acts can result in both criminal and civil offenses. If convicted, the person can face a criminal up to one year in prison and/or a fine up to $100,000, according to Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography.“If you have any information about the poached sea turtle, please contact Biscayne National Park dispatch at 305-242-7740,” the park posted on its Facebook page.Watch: Chill Turtle Takes GoPro on a Leisurely Swim Through Great Barrier ReefMore on Geek.com:Watch: Biologists Rescue Loggerhead Sea Turtle Entangled in Buoy LineAll the Sea Turtles in This Study Had Microplastics in Their GutsRecord-Setting, 62-Pound Alligator Snapping Turtle Found in Mississippilast_img read more

Milky Way Ate a Nearby Dwarf Galaxy 10 Billion Years Ago Study

first_imgStay on target Hubble Captures Mature ‘Pinwheel’ Galaxy in Stunning ImageCool, Gassy ‘Disk’ Spotted Around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Not much is known about the Milky Way’s formation, however, researchers are now suggesting that an important chain of events transformed the galaxy 10 billion years ago. According to a new study, the Milky Way “ate” Gaia-Enceladus, after the nearby dwarf galaxy collided and merged with our galaxy in the past.In the study, which was published in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) shared their findings on how Gaia-Enceladus slammed into the Milky Way roughly 10 billion years ago and over the years, the Milky Way eventually “devoured” the nearby dwarf galaxy, Engadget reported. Additionally, the researchers learned that the Gaia-Enceladus and Milky Way collision added to gas and star formation, which eventually settled to develop a “thin disk” that goes through the Milky Way’s center.This collision most likely didn’t die down for millions of years, however, it could have given the Milky Way new star material and added to its current appearance, including its unique halo, USA Today noted.“It’s a very gradual process – it’s not something like a car crash,” Carme Gallart of the Universidad de La Laguna in Spain and the study’s lead author, told AFP. “It’s very massive so it happens slowly in human terms, (but) not so slowly in cosmic time.”Ten billion years ago, a galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus was gobbled up by the Milky Way. But its stellar crumbs are still scattered throughout our skies. #SummerofSpacePBShttps://t.co/gxueCG8hMx— NOVA | PBS (@novapbs) July 23, 2019Previously, astronomers thought that the Milky Way was made of two separate sets of stars, but no one knew how they merged together in the past. With the help of the Gaia space telescope, the researchers obtained more accurate measurements of the brightness, position, and distance of approximately one million stars. The team also studied the density of elements without hydrogen or helium (metals), in the stars. Researchers concluded that both sets of stars are roughly the same age, however, evidence of a massive galaxy collision was present following analysis.This isn’t the only time the Milky Way has collided with other galaxies in space: Newsweek reported that the Milky Way could have “cannibalized” many tinier galaxies in the past. Right now, the Milky Way is merging with the Canis Major Dwarf galaxy, an irregular galaxy located 25,000 light years from Earth. The Milky Way is also expected to merge with the Andromeda Galaxy, in about 4.5 billion years.More on Geek.com:Cool, Gassy ‘Disk’ Spotted Around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole See the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Planets in Our Own Milky Way GalaxyHubble Space Telescope Spots ‘Living Fossil’ Galaxy Outside Milky Waylast_img read more

Updated card for 74 WWE event in Tokyo on WWE Network

first_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Facebook Twitter John Cena Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Pinterest John Cena Happy Nikki Bella Has Moved On Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Nikki Bella The following card is scheduled for the 7/4 WWE live event in Tokyo, Japan at Sumo Hall that will air live on the WWE Network at 5:30 a.m. Eastern (2:30 a.m. Pacific).* WWE U.S. Champion John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & King Barrett* Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston* Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor (NXT Championship)* Chris Jericho vs. Neville* Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi (WWE Divas Championship)* The New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons* Cesaro vs. DiegoTickets are still available for the show.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To InjuryVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cenalast_img

Semifinals and the finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic take place live

first_img Google+ Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WhatsApp Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Twitter The following is set for tonight’s live two-hour finale of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network, from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida:* Semi-Final #1: Gran Metalik vs. Zack Sabre Jr.* Semi-Final #2: Kota Ibushi vs. TJ Perkins* Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa in tag-team action.* The finals of the tournament to crown the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of the Cruiserweight Classic live finale beginning tonight at 9PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide ReceiverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:16/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 85.10%0:02Remaining Time -1:14 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Man Paramotors Right By A Cable Car U.S. Open champ picks Jennifer Lawrence to play her Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Location of the finals of the AEW Tag Team Championship tournament announced for Charleston Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday last_img read more

Videos Undertaker has three words for DX The Bar become Champions Cena

first_imgFacebook Twitter The Undertaker to appear on Smackdown Live on September 10 from Madison Square Garden Pinterest Wrestleview.com Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Bar become 5 times tag team championsJohn Cena Congratulates Smackdown on 1000 episodescenter_img WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Smackdown Live Preview: The Undertaker appears, final show before Clash of Champions Google+last_img read more

WWE Universal Championship now a oneonone match at Crown Jewel on November

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segment As mentioned on RAW, Braun Strowman will now face Brock Lesnar one-on-one for the vacated WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel.The event, which has received lots of media backlash regarding WWE’s involvement, is still scheduled for November 2nd in Saudi Arabia airing live on the WWE Network.The match was previously scheduled as a triple threat match. However, former champion Roman Reigns was forced to vacate the championship after revealing on RAW last night that he is battling leukemia and will need to take time off.It will now be ONE-ON-ONE for the vacant #UniversalChampionship at #WWECrownJewel as The #MonsterAmongMen @BraunStrowman goes one-on-one with #TheBeast @BrockLesnar! #RAW pic.twitter.com/JZmsvJVUpQ— WWE (@WWE) October 23, 2018 Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Wrestleview.com Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15last_img read more

Volunteers sought for Vancouver parking advisory panel

first_imgThe city of Vancouver needs two volunteers for its Parking Advisory Committee. The seven-member committee advises the city council and city staff on parking policy and implementation of programs. Committee members do not need to be residents.Applicants can be either city residents or property owners, or a local business owner or partner with a downtown location. Appointments begin immediately and serve until Jan. 31, 2022.The committee meets at 7:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 27. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards.last_img read more

Camas car crash causes overnight power outage

first_imgA vehicle crashed into a power-line pole in Camas on Sunday night, knocking out electricity to nearly 200 Clark County Public Utilities customers, officials said.Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the crash between the 5800 and 6100 blocks of Northeast Lessard Road in north Camas at about 8:50 p.m., according to an emergency incident log.Sgt. Brent Waddell said in an email that the driver suffered minor injuries in the crash, which knocked over the power-line pole. The driver was not cited or arrested, Waddell said.The crashed caused a power outage for 192 customers, Clark County Public Utilities spokeswoman Erica Erland said. Power lines were down across the road, she said.Power was restored at 2:45 a.m. Monday, Erland said.last_img read more

Washington fostercare group homes fail to meet health safety requirements audit finds

first_imgUnannounced visits to 20 foster-care group homes in Washington in 2016 revealed that every one of them failed to meet at least one state licensing requirement aimed to protect children’s health and safety, according to an audit report released Thursday by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.None of the group homes fully complied with medical-safety requirements, and nearly all of them — 18 out of the 20 facilities reviewed — failed to meet one or more environmental-, space- or equipment-safety standards, the audit found.In addition, 16 of the group homes failed to conduct required background checks on some employees; 11 didn’t meet food-safety standards; and seven facilities ran afoul of fire-safety or emergency-practices requirements.The report recommended that Washington ensure all of the state-licensed group homes address the identified problems, as well as strengthen its supervision of such foster-care facilities, including by conducting more unannounced visits and running even more background checks than are now required.“The unannounced visits and the FBI fingerprint checks are the most important (recommendations) for protecting this vulnerable population of children,” Gopa Guha, an Office of Inspector General (OIG) senior auditor, said Wednesday.last_img read more

Woman in DUI crash sentenced to four months

first_imgA Vancouver woman arrested with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit after a September crash was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail.Ana Y. Coronado, 52, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to vehicular assault while driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition to her jail sentence, she will serve 12 months of community custody.According to court records, on Sept. 7, Coronado turned south onto Hazel Dell Avenue from eastbound 99th Street driving a 2007 Toyota Yaris. She turned wide, crossing the center line into the northbound left lane. There, she struck a 2014 Ford Focus that was traveling north in the turn lane.The driver of the Ford Focus, 82-year-old Elsie Wolff, suffered a fractured sternum in the crash, according to court records.Deputies at the scene noted Coronado was visibly drunk, according to court records, and a preliminary breath test taken about a half-hour after the crash registered her blood-alcohol level at 0.302. In Washington, a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more is considered evidence of drunken driving.Coronado’s sentence came about as part of a plea agreement between the prosecutor’s office and her attorney.Judge Suzan Clark agreed with the deal, saying alcohol-related cases are often the toughest to preside over.Coronado, who did not speak in court, has no criminal history. That doesn’t seem uncommon, Clark said.“A large percentage of the time, they’re nice people who didn’t mean to do anything wrong,” she said, adding the only good thing about this case is the woman in the other car survived.The sentence also requires Coronado to relinquish her driver’s license.last_img read more

Vancouver to hire leader for homeless response

first_imgVancouver is hiring a homeless resource manager to oversee the city’s response to homelessness.This newly created full-time position will be under the direction of the city manager’s office and pay between $93,765 and $121,884 annually. It’s paid for through the general fund and is a two-year position that could possibly be extended.According to the job description, the homeless resource manager will lead efforts to combat the impacts of homelessness by working with community partners, stakeholders, members of the public and government officials; adopt plans, strategies and best practices for enhancing homeless response systems; and be the city’s policy and technical expert and primary point of contact for the homeless response system.“It’s going to be an amazing opportunity for someone to do all this stuff that’s designed to make our community better,” said Peggy Sheehan, the city’s community development programs manager.She said the idea for the position and a larger Homeless Assistance Response Team came out of a conference held last year in Long Beach, Calif., about police response to homelessness. The conference discussed how a city’s response to homelessness requires more than police officers; it’s a multifaceted, multidepartment issue. For now, the homeless resource manager is the only position the city is hiring.Cities around the country, including Seattle, Portland and Detroit, have hired similar individuals or teams tasked with addressing homelessness, which Sheehan described as a current “best practice.”last_img read more

Teen who died of cancer named Mr Hudsons Bay

first_imgA Vancouver teenager who died of childhood cancer last year was named Mr. Hudson’s Bay on Saturday.Michael Little, who died in October of Ewing-like sarcoma, was posthumously named the winner of the annual pageant after his family raised $21,518 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, the lion’s share of the fundraiser’s $37,386 total.“I think it shows how loved Michael was,” his mother, Sharyn Little, said last week.Michael was a 17-year-old senior at Hudson’s Bay High School when he died. He was a patient at the children’s hospital, and his family said he dreamed of participating in the competition to give back to the hospital that had become a second home.“‘I just want to give back so bad,’” his sister, Lauren Little, remembers her baby brother saying.Mr. and Ms. Hudson’s Bay is a mock beauty pageant in honor of T.J. Moen, a student who died of complications from a rare heart condition. Since it was founded 26 years ago, students at the school have raised more than $1 million for the hospital.Michael’s sister, Lauren Little, said the support for her brother at the pageant was “above and beyond what I ever would have expected.”“It was just amazing that he completed his goal and his dream to become Mr. Hudson’s Bay,” she said. “Hopefully it will help other families who are going through the same thing.”last_img read more

Interview with Tatadingding Jobarteh

first_imgTatadingding Jobarteh is one of Gambia’s leading Kora players of international renown. His Salam Band has been in existence for over two decades now. As the lead vocalist, Tatadingding is famous in both The Gambia and abroad.Before he finally came to be based in the Gambia, he was very popular in the Diaspora, especially in places like Germany, where he has performed in numerous concerts and festivals. He studied music engineering and wanted to apply that to not only his band but Gambian music in general.In early 2014, Tata developed a leg infection and fell ill. When the leg infection got serious, he was later flown to Dakar for proper medical treatment.Unfortunately, the leg of the Brikama born “Jali” was amputated last June. He recently came home looking healthy and confident. When foroyaa Art and Music visited him at his Brikama Sanchaba residence, he was first asked, how he feels after missing the stage for almost two years?That’s like a nightmare. Sitting one year eight months without performing is like I’m not existing. I really missed the stage and God knows that almost every day I dream that I am performing for people. I can’t really imagine that I missed the stage for almost two years.Tell us a brief background as to how you started?I was born in the Kora. I grew up seeing my parents playing Kora. My father is a kora legend, the great grandparents are kora legends and of course even my mum is from a Kora family. So when we were born, we were trained to follow the same line.Was it a choice for you to play the Kora or it was a matter of must that you must play the Kora?Actually it was not a force on me, it was my choice but the same time a tradition in my family which I dare not to ignore. I remember when I was very young my dad used to punish me with the Kora. When I misbehaved he will give me though assignments regarding the Kora, I must composed and tune the kora to some melodies he assigned which can be really difficult for me considering my age at that time. So I will say it was my choice but also tradition.How did your international journey started?In 1993, with my sister Siffai Joberteh it was in Germany and from that year almost every year we signed a contract to perform in Europe. Later I decided to stay and studied music. It was good that I do that because I knew the kora and Gambian music background but realized that I have to learned universal music. This I did so I can bring what I learnt to the Gambia.Year 2000 I decided to stay finally in Germany because I was working with a big university in Kalone.I had the opportunity to not only learn but also lecture traditional music at the university.Who actually trained you the Kora, Jaliba Kuyateh or your Father?My father Malamin Jobarteh, I mastered the kora and all I needed to know was about its components with my father. But later I learned about another Kora legend Jaliba Kuyateh. When I ask my father he told me that infact Jaliba is my uncle. We bought kolanut went to Jaliba and my Father ask him to add more lectures for me regarding the Kora. I was under Jaliba for about two years.Are you the first born of the Joberteh Family?Yes am the first born. I actually had an elder brother and sister but they passed away so now I will say am the first born and the bread winner of the family. I have a sister she is in the U.S now and she is also a ‘jali’ (griot) doing traditional griot music in America. I have a younger brother Pa Bobo Jobarteh doing the same thing I am doing, infact he was responsible of the band when I was sick. You have Bai Jobarteh he is not actually singing but he is the drum set player for the band (both Pa and I).Dembo Joberteh is a brother; he is Kora player, builder and kora teacher. Landing Jobarteh is my brother; he is a keyboard player in the Army Band.Considering the fact that you are sick, does your long absence affects the Jobarteh family since you are the breadwinner?A lot. Financially, morally and in all aspects that you think of. My two years sickness does not only affect me but my entire family, this was really a difficult moment. Not to loose hope I have to tell you that when I was sick my brothers also did well (that’s Pa Bobo and Bai Jobarteh) to continue with concerts to makes sure the family has something to eat.I want to know something about your childhood. Which schools did you attend?I actually attended three schools when I was a child. That is English, Arabic and Kora.The English school I attended is Brikama primary school, Primary 1 to 6 then Brikama Technical Secondary school, form 1 to form 4.People said you were in Germany for 10 years and you only came back to Gambia when you had a problem.That’s not true. I never have any issues with the German Immigration. I never have any paper problem and never have any drug case problems. That’s just a rumor.How did you sell the name of the Kora internationally?Some of them wrote books about me and the Kora in Germany. Always in my tours in Europe I talk about the Kora and Gambian music and our traditional instruments. I told you I was also lecturing at a university in Germany. I was also teaching kids at schools about the Kora.What were you planning to do before you got ill?Working on two albums and planning a European tour.How did it all start, I mean your leg?Started with a huge bone pain, later the leg got swollen. I first started with rational medications but it became worse. I went to the hospital MRC, RVTH and Serrekunda General Hospital for diagnose. All these hospitals said they did not find any sickness in my blood. They could not ascertain what exactly happen to my leg. The pain was too much on me, this kind of pain I have never experience in my life. Almost one year eight months from one marabout to the other, from one hospital to the other, until finally I travelled overseas to be amputated.Does the amputation frustrate you?Not at all. Am glad that am amputated and the pain is gone. Am happy that am amputated and back to my family, am happy that am amputated and will be able to perform for my fans again. Am happy that am amputated and you are here talking to me. If I was not amputated this interview would have not been possible. Am happy that I will be able to go back on stage again. Alhamdulilah !!!Apart from God, will you point accusing fingers to someone who might be responsible of your sickness?No no, I don’t want to talk about that. Am faithful and believed that anything that happened to me is God.Your own daughter Matta Jawo performed few shows on your name when you were on your sick bed. How did you receive that news?It made me very proud. I also surprised my dad when I was even younger than her at a ceremony nobody knew that I was good at singing. One of the “mansa bengo” in Brikama Suma kunda I went in to the crowd took the mike and started singing, my father and his friends were very surprised. So this is not a big surprise for me that she performed some shows for me, but made me very proud.You were very open to people, because you were sick, will you be a bit careful now as to how to deal with the people?Yes I was very open and thought that people are all one and will not harm each other. I will still maintain that am faithful and anything that happened to me is God but I will also be a bit careful now as to my day to day dealings with people.Your stage use to be very “hot” should we expect the same thing when you are back?Yes why not? This time my music on stage will be more spiritual. Music is not alone it comes with something don’t forget that we are black people.Were your fans still loyal and supporting you during the time you were down?Oh my God! now you making me emotional. I will not say my fans I will say Gambian people in general.Even though I was not in the Gambia but people were so concern about my health. They send me emails, they text me on my facebook page and some even called to check on me. Many thanks to all of them, my family also were so supportive. I was not alone in this sickness honestly.When you were sick you must get lot of inspiration which may lead you to write a song. Can you share with us which song you worked on when you were sick?Yes, it will be the first song I will perform and record. The song will talk about the new Tata telling the fans that is still me. If am amputated that does not mean my fans should run away. Is still the same music and the same Tata, it will be a very touching song that people will love.I want to introduce my amputation to people in public. I don’t have to hide it because God said it should happen to me before I die, I should be proud of it.Are you the King of Kora in the Gambia?No, my father Malamin Jobarteh is the King of Kora those days and now Jaliba Kuyateh is the King of Kora in the Gambia.Do you acknowledge that Jaliba is the King of Kora?Is not about me to acknowledge, this is about God my brother, during the time of my father he was the king of Kora this generation is Jaliba Kuyateh and there is nothing me or you can do about that. You see if people want to call me the King of Kora I will not allow that because even for nothing but Jaliba is my elder, my uncle, so how can I jump and say am the king of Kora, in our customs and the way we are brought up, it’s a bit rude.Jaliba being your uncle, in what way does he support you when you were sick?He visited me twice. He actually came to a funeral that’s where we met so I introduced my sickness to him. He visited me again as to see how I was doing. I will prefer not to talk about Jaliba in this interview any more please.Ok which other Gambian artist showed you love when you were sick?I can’t mention them all or I may start mentioning and forget others. Some of them really were concern about my sickness. Some of them came here and said they want to go in the streets with a banner bearing my name which will say “LEAVE TATA ALONE” But I discouraged them.During your rather long sickness, did you lose some of your band members who could not wait for you to recover?My band, I will say is the most loyal band in the world. Almost two years they are still here strong and waiting for me to be on stage and we continue from where we stopped. Since I established the salam band there are five pillars who are still with the band, almost two decades they are still with me, very loyal people.Brikama sateba is one of your songs which was or still very popular, whats that song all about?That song is not officially released but I perform it on stage sometimes. I am still working on the lyrical content of the song. Well, in the song am talking about my own town Brikama with all its 25 kabilos. I also talked about the history of Brikama and historical places in Brikama. It will be a song in the Album that will help lot of people to know about my town, Brikama.“Alkana sila” is a song you actually recorded before you became sick, some people however said you recorded the song because you knew that you will be sick and in the song you were advising people not be afraid about you? Is that so?Yes. But how did they know that? (laughs..) some people are like devils they can read what I have in mind. Actually, few months before I got sick I had a feeling that something will happen to me so I came with that song. It’s a popular one people love it so much. People always request it when am performing, then few months later my leg ‘attacked’ me.When do you want to go back on stage?Tomorrow (haha) but my Doctor wants me to wait for another month or so then I will be fit to perform. But really I miss the stage and the people and if I can go on stage even tomorrow I will.You know I also missed helping football clubs, they always use my band to raise money for their football clubs, I missed that too.Please tell my fans that I will soon be on stage. Am doing very well at home and their prayers are answered. Thank you for coming down for this interview.last_img read more

Justice Minister Maintains Law On of False News Can Still Be

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangThe Attorney General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou, has maintained that Law on false publication will be applied on people with agendas to endanger the country’s peace.Tambadou was speaking at the launch of the Gambia Press Union’s report on Media Law Review on October 29th, at a local hotel in Kololi.“Let me make this clear to everyone. The Gambian media has no better friends in this country, than they have in this Government. My pronouncement that the country still has applicable laws to deter irresponsible conduct was only meant to serve as a reminder to those who are determined to deliberately spread lies for the promotion of personal agendas at the expense of our fragile peace and stability,” he said.Under the Jammeh administration the Criminal Code was amended to create a new offence of publication of false news under a new section 181A; and the penalty for such offence is a fine of not less than D50,000 and not exceeding D250,000, imprisonment for at least one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.Saikou Jammeh, the Chairperson of the event, said the aim of the review of media laws is geared towards promoting advocacy, for an enabling legal environment for freedom of expression and of the press. He said the report examines the 1997 Constitution of the Gambia, International Instruments and local statutes that affect the enjoyment of the rights of the media to operate in a free and safe environment.The President of The Gambia Press Union Sheriff Bojang Jnr, said the significance of the event is broader today than anytime because the country is transitioning in all sectors.The booklet that was launched contains 21 pages, highlighting media laws including the Constitution, the country’s obligation under international law, the way forward, and excerpts from Supreme Court rulings among other information.“There are still laws that need to be fought against and this institution will ensure that we will involve all stakeholders in order to create a conducive environment for the media, in the country. We will not be complacent,” he said. Bojang also briefed participants on the Union’s effort in establishing a self-regulatory body, as a Media Commission. He assured that the GPU will continue to dialogue with the relevant authorities on ensuring a free press and media.John Njie, Chairman of TANGO on his part said it was wise to share the report with everybody; that this will be more effective than to just put them in books and pass them to the authorities. He called for responsibility in journalism practice in terms of reporting.The Managing Editor of Foroyaa Newspaper Sam Sarr, said the development is significant. Sarr said democracy cannot thrive without the media; that through the media the government is held accountable to the people, which is essential in a democratic dispensation.He further said for the media to play its role effectively it must be free and operate in a conducive environment. He said to facilitate this requires law and practice, which should not impede media freedom because with restrictive laws, the media’s role to generate public debate and exchange of views will be curtailed and this can have a serious impact on democracy. He also said that freedom of information law facilitates transparency and accountability.The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information, Communication Infrastructure Amie Njie, said the launch of the report is timely.last_img read more

Monaco announce deal with Atletico Madrid for Lemar

first_imgAS Monaco have announced that they have agreed on a deal in principle with Atletico Madrid to sell Thomas Lemar in the summer transfer windowThe France international has been heavily linked with a move away from Stade Louis II for past year and was narrowly close to sealing a late move to Arsenal in the final day of last summer’s transfer window before opting to remain at Monaco.Lemar was expected to be one of Liverpool’s main transfer targets for this summer, but Atletico have now taken the lead in the race for the 22-year-old’s services.The Europa League winners had an initial bid €60m rejected earlier this month, but it appears that they have made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Monaco.“AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid announce that they have found an agreement in principle for the transfer of Thomas Lemar,” read a statement on Monaco’s Twitter account.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“The two clubs will continue to work in the coming days in order to find a definitive agreement.”L’AS Monaco et l’@Atleti annoncent avoir trouvé un accord de principe pour le transfert de Thomas Lemar. Les deux clubs vont continuer à travailler dans les prochains jours afin de trouver un accord définitif. pic.twitter.com/rinKA51Nbs— AS Monaco ?? (@AS_Monaco) June 12, 2018last_img read more

Marney joins Fleetwood

first_imgFleetwood Town have signed Dean Marney on a two-year deal, according to BBC.The former Burnley midfielder has joined Fleetwood Town on a free transfer, putting ink to paper on a two-year deal.The 34-year-old left Turf Moor after spending eight years at the club during which he made 202 appearances.Marney who also played for Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City in his career so far, teams up with former Burnley teammate Joey Barton who’s the current manager of Fleetwood Town.Joe Barton on his management career Obinna Echi – November 16, 2018 Joey Barton officially retired from playing football in the summer but has revealed he’d been planning to enter management for years.Fleetwood Town manager Joey…Marney would have disappointed to leave Burnley as the club are now participating in the UEFA Europa League but with game time few and far-in-between for the 34-year-old, a chance to play for the Cod Army was something he couldn’t turn down.Marney could make his debut for the club in their League One opener against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.Joey Barton was appointed as manager of Fleetwood Town before the end of last season and will be hoping to lead the Cod Army to a successful League One campaign.last_img read more

Emery urges Ramsey to focus on his performances for Arsenal

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has urged Aaron Ramsey to focus on his football rather than his prolonged contract drama at the clubThe Wales international has spent over a decade at the Emirates but only has under 12 months left on his current contract.Ramsey was left surprised to be left out of Emery’s starting lineup in last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea.And it is uncertain whether he will start in today’s home game against West Ham United.“I spoke with him last week,” said Emery, according to The Guardian.“I said: ‘I want you focused only on training and only on the match, you show us the capacity to help the team.’“The contract is another thing for his agent and the club but we want and I need his focus only on training, only on the match and on his performance each day.”The Spaniard suggested that Ramsey’s omission against Chelsea was only for tactical reasons.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Chelsea are different to other teams,” he said.“We have to work very specifically to prepare for them.“Saturday is also a difficult match but we are thinking more we can control the match with our personality.“Against Chelsea and Manchester City we wanted to but there were more times in the 90 minutes that the opposition didn’t let us.”Arsenal are currently suffering their worst start to a league season in 26 years after losing their first two games to Manchester City and Chelsea.“We need to win this match against West Ham. I think it’s very important to show [the supporters] a better performance than in the two first matches,” said Emery.“We are preparing well. I am feeling well when I look at the players in training.”last_img read more

Hazard I dont care about what Sarri says

first_imgEden Hazard insists he only concerns himself with playing his football following Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham.Prior to Thursday night’s win, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made some critical comments over Hazard’s leadership qualities.But the Belgian superstar responded superbly by producing another man of the match and scoring the second goal as Chelsea recovered from a first-leg loss to win the return fixture 2-1.With the aggregate scoreline level at 2-2, Chelsea then decided the tie by claiming a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win against Spurs at Stamford Bridge and progressed to the Carabao Cup final.“It’s always good to bounce back after a tough game,” Hazard told Sky Sports.“We did well for 90 minutes. We controlled the game in the first half. They had one chance and scored one goal.“We had a couple of opportunities and didn’t score, but in the end, we go through to the final so we are happy.”As for Sarri’s negative comments over his abilities as a leader, Hazard said: “To be fair, I don’t care.“I just play my football, it doesn’t matter what the manager said. I just focus on this team and I always want to do the best for this team, today I did and I’m just happy.”Premier LeaguePremier 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…The Blues will now take on cup holders Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on February 24.Hazard added: “It’s always hard [against Man City].“With Liverpool, I think they are the best team in the Premier League at the moment, they win a lot of trophies in the last five or six years, but we also have a great team so I think it is a 50-50 game.”Meanwhile, Hazard’s team-mate David Luiz was pleased with the victory after scoring the fourth and decisive penalty in the shoot-out.“It’s a great feeling,” said Luiz.“The team did great, especially in the first half. We could have scored three or four goals. Also in the second half we controlled the game, they had one opportunity and they scored.“It is frustrating when you control the whole game and there is a chance you lose on penalties because with penalties you never know.“We pressed really well, especially on the defensive side all the strikers did an amazing job, so congratulations to everybody. We are so happy with the reaction of the team and the spirit of the team.”last_img read more

100000 Investment For TCI Tourism

first_img Related Items:Gary Brough, KPMG, rufus ewing, tci tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – A one hundred thousand dollar investment being made by government to chart the course in tourism; and KPMG Turks and Caicos branch won the consultancy job which will deliver a National Strategy on Tourism. Premier and Tourism Minister Rufus Ewing flanked by Gary Brough Managing Director of KPMG and PS for his Office Wesley Clerveaux explained that the process will involve key stakeholders who are expected to weigh in on how tourism can be enhanced and should be developed. The country’s leader, admitting, that while tourism is doing well in many areas, there are pockets which need development; among them eco-tourism. The development of this national strategy will also see a tourism conference for the country in November during Tourism Awareness Week. Brough said while the KPMG office is indeed local, his team will be able to tap into the worldwide resources of his company which has a wealth of experience in the Caribbean. KPMG has for two years hosted an island infrastructure summit in Miami welcoming Caribbean leaders; last year premier Dr Rufus Ewing was among the regional leaders presenting at the two day event held at the JW Mariott Marquis hotel. TCI tourism surges for 2015; March is biggest month Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Recommended for you TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifelinelast_img read more

FortisTCI honors Electricity Industry Pioneers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2015 – Pioneers in the electricity industry of the Turks and Caicos were recognized by FortisTCI. Five former electricity professionals were remembered, namely: Claridge Wilson, Ernie Jackson, Wayne Douglas, the late Eric Seymour, who was represented by his wife Gladys Seymour and the late Ken Lighbourne, who was represented by his son Brian Lightbourne. Seymour worked at the plant from 1969-2003 and was the country’s Electricity Commissioner and eventually Chief Engineer at the then, PPC. Lightbourne began as an operator in ‘89 and moved up to Distribution Superintendant and is credited as the first lineman to take safety so seriously; he died in 2002 while still with PPC. From 1992 to 2005, Claridge Wilson was with the company and played a major role in installing the caterpillar engines in Provo. Ernie Jackson joined in 1998 and is responsible for the Transmission and Distribution systems established throughout the TCI and is an engineer by trade. Wayne Douglas is credited for being a motivator and led the charge when it came to the installation and commissioning of Wartsila Engines.CEO of FortisTCI, Eddinton Powell presented the Pioneer Awards last Thursday. Related Items:brian lightbourne, claridge wilson, eddinton powell, ernie jackson, fortis tci, gladys seymour, pioneer awards, wayne douglas TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Recommended for you FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more