BAHAMAS National Public Health Laboratory Receives Food Testing Equipment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 14, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services, through The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), receives the donation of a much needed piece of food testing equipment, “The Stomacher” food homogenizer as part of their hurricane relief efforts.This instrument will be very important to the pioneering of food testing in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The National Public Health Laboratory will be opened in the upcoming months and will provide a means of testing food and water.  Food testing was formerly conducted on a small scale in the Grand Turk Hospital Laboratory, but since the closure of this facility food testing has been suspended.  It is indeed a wonderful opportunity to see the commencement of food and water testing on a wide scale in the Turks and Caicos Islands.The stomacher is manufactured to industrial standards.  The circulator allows for easy and effective processing of multiple samples, without the risk of cross contamination.  “The Stomacher” owing to the quality of construction and components, is highly durable and reliable, ensuring consistent homogenization during frequent use.  It will provide for greater efficiency and quality because the samples are processed in their own individually sealed bags without any contact with the inside of the machine.  This eliminates the need for washing and sterilizing in between samples.CARPHA also supplied some ELISA kits for testing infectious diseases. We are grateful to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for these wonderful contributions.For more information, contact the National Public Health laboratory on 338-5132Release: TCIG Related Items:last_img read more

Markets Hit by Delay in Monsoon Rising Crude Oil Prices

first_imgThe recent volatile trading sessions seen in domestic stock markets have left investors confused over the future direction of the markets; however, many analysts see more downside for the equity markets citing a delayed monsoon rainfall and rising crude oil prices in the international markets.The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged 470 points or 1.75% on Thursday to close at 26,370.98 points, erasing all the gains it witnessed in the previous session. The Nifty index was down 2% to close at 7,965, breaking the psychologically important level of 8,000 for the first time in more than seven months.”People who were holding on to their stock so far and were not selling till now will sell their stocks to book profit once 8,000 is broken. It is possible that we can see levels of 7,800 over the next few days,” an Independent analyst Ambareesh Baliga told NDTV Profit.Sectors such as auto, banking, capital goods, consumer durables, power, realty, IT and oil & gas indices were down in a range of 1.3-2.4% on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Tata Power was the biggest Nifty loser, down 5.2% to close at Rs 70.Idea Cellular, Asian Paints, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bosch, Punjab National Bank, UltraTech Cements and Tata Motors were the other major losers falling by 3.6%-4.5%.Analysts said that delay in monsoon rainfall is the main concern for the market besides rising international crude oil prices. The outcome of monsoon remains important for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to ease policy rates further.A second year of deficient monsoon rainfall will severely affect the agricultural sector, bringing down the output and rising food prices. A rise in inflation will curtail the prospects of further rate cuts by the central bank.Indian companies are hungry for funds and a delay in liquidity injection into the system would undermine the investment plans of the companies.A rebounce in crude oil prices by nearly 50% is expected to hurt the external balances of the nation. India’s current account deficit has been steadily falling in recent months on the back of a plunge in crude oil prices due to oversupply concerns.The recent spike in oil prices is likely to push the inflation rates up, making the central bank to remain on hold for long.Besides, slow pace of reforms by the Modi government is dampening the sentiment of foreign investors, who have been offloading their shares at an aggressive pace in the recent past.A weak monsoon is expected to put further pressure on the passing of crucial bill like Land Acquisition bill, a bill which was delayed due to strong opposition in the Parliament.last_img read more

JU students end hunger strike

first_imgJU students during a fast unto death on Monday. Photo: Prothom AloThe four students of Jahangirnagar University, who were on a fast unto death for the past three days, ended their protest after the authorities on Monday promised withdrawal of charges against 56 students for vandalising the vice-chancellor’s residence.The students took the decision of calling off the hunger strike around 7:30pm as JU pro vice-chancellor professor Amir Hossian assured them of withdrawing the case, said Bangladesh Chhatra Union JU unit president Imran Nadim, reports UNB.Pro VC Amir Hossain made the students drink water for breaking their fast after the students took the decision.JU treasurer Sheikh M Manjarul Haque, its proctor Tapan Kumar, JU Teacher Association President professor Farid Ahmed and other teachers and students were present at that time.The students started their fast unto death at 2:00pm on Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on the campus and continued their strike for the third consecutive day till Monday evening demanding the removal of the case.They are Puja Biswas, a 40th batch student of International Relations, Sarder Zahid and Tuli, 42nd batch students of English department and Arman, a 43rd batch student of Law and Justice Department.On 26 May last, students blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for six hours following the deaths of two fellow students in a road accident in Savar. But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them.Later, the students reportedly besieged and ransacked the VC’s residence protesting at police attack on them.Later on 27 May, university administration filed a case against 56 students bringing the allegation of vandalising the VC’s house.last_img read more

Baltimore Area Church News

first_imgGreater Harvest Baptist Church1617 W. Saratoga St.Baltimore, Md., 21223Messiah and the Motown SoundFeaturing W. Patrick Alston on organDec. 3, 5 p.m.Rev. Errol D. Gilliard, Sr., Pastor=============================================Holy Temple Church-East336 E. 25th StreetBaltimore, Md. 2121812th AnniversaryDec. 6– Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. , Dec. 10,  11 a.m.Overseer Margaret Shelley and Apostle Ronald Shelley, Pastors=============================================Morning Star Baptist ChurchThe Renaissance Center6665 Security BoulevardBaltimore, Md. 21207Caring and Sharing: Traveling Through Grief and LossDec. 9, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Bishop Dwayne C. Debnam, Pastor=============================================Family Bible Ministries Worldwide, Inc.5300 Edmondson Ave.Baltimore, Md. 21229Installation celebration for Bishop Cassandra A. Montgomery as General Overseer and Senior Pastor of Family Bible Ministries Worldwide.Dec. 10 4 p.m.Bishop Cassandra A. Montgomery=============================================Greater Paradise Christian Center2900 E. Oliver StreetBaltimore, 21213Family and Friends DayDec. 10  8 a.m. and 10 a.m.Rev.  Shawn Bell, Pastor=============================================Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries6000 Radecke Ave.Baltimore, Md. 21206Tis the Season, A Holy Day CelebrationFriday Dec. 15 7 p.m. -9 p.m.Bishop Clifford Johnson, Pastor=============================================New Friendship Baptist Church1515 East Eager StreetBaltimore, Md.O Christmas Tree- A Gala for ChildrenDec. 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.Rev. Roderick Parks, Pastor=============================================Mount Pleasant African Methodist Episcopal Church235 Tollgate RoadOwings Mills, Md. 21117Christmas ConcertDec. 16, 5 p.m.Dr. Diane H. Johnson, Pastor 2017 is almost over and I encourage you to look over the goals you set for 2017 and see what you have left to accomplish. Then make it happen.   Also, make sure you take some time during the remainder of 2017, to plan for 2018.  Be intentional about your success.  Here is your church news for the week.last_img read more

Foodies affair

first_imgTreat yourself with some exotic food brought  to you by The Imperial this month. Enjoy a lavish Sunday brunch at 1911 with 7 Wonders of the World, featuring specialties from the regions of seven wonders across the globe on 17, 24 and 31 August. Nostalgia at 1911 Brasserie presents Coffee, Chocolate and Cognac from 21 to 31 August. It gives you relaxing cup of coffee, finest cognacs and flavoured white and dark chocolates that calls for an unrivalled dining experience. To top it all superb wine list accompanied by sinful deserts is designed to cast a spell, making your evening with us an affair to remember. Daneill’s Tavern host the Home Style Food from 25 August to 7 September. Savour comforting recipes to summon memories of cosy meals at home with family. The Chefs have put together some all time favourite home-style specialties this season that will surely remind you of your grandma’s kitchen. So hurry up and book your table.last_img read more