17 Sep

TCI Animal Services Unit launches free vaccine campaign

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#freevaccinecampaign, #magneticmedianews, #TCIAnimalServicesUnit Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Eastern Provo, Blue Hills and Millennium Heights had special vaccination sites set up on Saturday to deal with up to six animal diseases in an initiative spearheaded by the Animal Health Services unit of the Department of Agriculture.   The country’s Acting Chief Veterinarian, Weinland Crossman explained that it was the outbreak of Parvo virus in April in Grand Turk and the June outbreak of Canine Distemper which led to the need for a national campaign to treat sick animals.At the announcement of the campaign this past Friday, it was explained by Mr. Crossman that studies have confirmed that sick animals will eventually lead to sick people.The Chief Vet said, “According to Center for Disease Control, 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases are of animal origin, and 3 or more of every 4 new emerging diseases are also of animal origin.    There is no charge for this service and since Monday, animal owners can take their dogs to Bark and Bliss, Wooding Vet Service or TC Veterinary Association any day during their opening hours and they will administer the vaccines free.”Saturdays, said the Chief Vet, are outreach days between 8:30am to 12:30pm and this Saturday, the team from Animal Services will be in Kew Town and Five Cays.   Minister of Health, Edwin Astwood was on hand to help in launching the campaign, which runs into August.#MagneticMediaNews#freevaccinecampaign#TCIAnimalServicesUnitlast_img read more

17 Sep

Investigation into fetuses found at harbor treatment plant called off

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police announced Friday that they have halted an investigation into the discovery of the remains of unborn twins found at a wastewater-treatment plant near San Diego Bay because the fetuses were not at a viable stage of development.Investigators were still concerned that the mother of the fetuses, which were discovered Thursday at the treatment plant on Harbor Drive, could be in need of medical attention, San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.“This is obviously a very difficult time and the investigators hope these developments will give the mother the confidence to seek whatever medical or emotional assistance she may need,” he said.Homicide detectives were assigned to investigate, but the probe was called off after it was determined that the fetuses “were not of a viable stage of development,” Dobbs said.“Incidents like these are thankfully rare, but nonetheless tragic for everyone involved,” the lieutenant said. “The San Diego Police Department would like to remind everyone of the safe-surrender law, which allows for the anonymous surrender of a newborn to any emergency room or fire station to avoid babies from being hurt or killed due to abandonment.”Information about the state statute can be found on the city of San Diego website.___A pair of human fetuses — the remains of unborn twins — were found today at a wastewater-treatment plant near San Diego Bay.The developmental stage of the fetuses discovered at the utility facility on Harbor Drive, how they got there and the identity of the mother were unknown, according to San Diego police officials, who assigned homicide detectives to investigate due to the nature of the case.“The investigation is in the very early stages at this time, and the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of the fetuses are unknown,” Lt. Matt Dobbs said this afternoon. “Of primary concern at this time is the welfare of the mother. The investigators are concerned the mother may have experienced some type of medical distress during the birthing process.”The county Medical Examiner’s Office will seek to determine the age of the fetuses and how they died. Dobbs described the case as unusual.“Incidents like these are thankfully rare, but nonetheless tragic for everyone involved,” he said. “The San Diego Police Department would like to remind everyone of the safe-surrender law, which allows for the anonymous surrender of a newborn to any emergency room or fire station to avoid babies from being hurt or killed due to abandonment.” April 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Investigation into fetuses found at harbor treatment plant called off KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 12:06 PM Posted: April 18, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

3 Sep

AL fields 281 candidates BNP 696

first_imgHelaluddin AhmedAwami League has fielded a total of 281 candidates in 264 constituencies while BNP 696 in 295 constituencies across the country to contest the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.Election commission secretary Helaluddin Ahmed came up with the statistics at a press briefing on Thursday night.He said all the 39 registered political parties fielded candidates in the election slated for 30 December.”A total of 281 AL-nominated candidates submitted the nomination papers in 264 constituencies, while 696 from Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 295 constituencies,” he said.Besides, HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party fielded 233 candidates and Islamic Andolan Bangladesh 299 to contest the general election, he said.A total of 3,065 candidates submitted the nomination papers within the deadline that expired on Wednesday to run the electoral race, said the EC secretary.Among other aspirants, 498 independent candidates submitted the nomination papers in various constituencies across the country.The five constituencies where BNP did not field any candidate are Tangail-8, Moulvibazar-2, Cumilla-7, Laxmipur-4 and Chattogram-14.There is no AL candidate in 36 constituencies across the country which include Thakurgaon-3, Nilphamari-3 and 4, Lalmonirhat-3, Rangpur-1 and 3, Kurigram-2, Gaibandha-1, Bagura-2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, Rajshahi-2, Kushtia-2, Barishal-3 and 6, Pirojpur-2 and 3, Mymensingh-4 and 8, Kishoreganj-3, Munshiganj-1, Dhaka-4, 6 and 8, Narayanganj-5, Sunamganj-4, Sylhet-2, Moulvibazar-2, Brahmanbaria-2, Feni-1 and 3, Lakshmipur-2, Chattogram-2 and 5.There is no candidate from HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party in 90 constituencies out of total 300.The 90 constituencies include Thakurgaon-1 and 2, Dinajpur-3, Nilphamari-2, Lalmonirhat-2, Rangpur-6, Gaibandha-2, Chapainawabganj-1, 2 and 3, Naogaon-6, Rajshahi-1 and 4, Sirajganj-1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, Pabna-2, 3 and 4, Kushtia-2 and 3, Chuadanga-2, Jhenaidah-1, 2 and 4, Jashore-1, Magura-2, Khulna-3, Satkhira-3, Barguna-1, Patuakhali-2, Bhola-2, Barishal-1 and 4, Pirojpur-2, Tangail-1, 2, 3 and 6, Sherpur-2, Mymensingh-1, 3 and 11, Netrakona-1, 4 and 5, Kishoreganj-4 and 5, Manikganj-1, Dhaka-1, 2, 9 and 18, Narayanganj-2, Faridpur-2, 3 and 4, Gopalganj-1, Madaripur-2 and 3, Shariatpur-1 and 2, Sunamganj-1 and 3, Moulvibazar-1, 3 and 4, Habiganj-4, Brahmanbaria-1, Cumilla-6, 9 and 10, Chandpur-3, Feni-1 and 2, Noakhali-3, Laxmipur-3 and 4, Chattogram-1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 15, and Bandarban.Apart from AL, BNP, Jatiya Party and Islami Andolan Bangladesh, 35 other parties fielded some 1,058 candidates in different constituencies across the country.Of them, 77 are from CPB, 53 from Jasod (Inu), 33 from Workers Party (Menon), 37 from Bikolpo Dhara Bangladesh, 17 from Manju-led Jatiya Party (JP), 61 from Gano Forum, 37 from Krishak Sramik Janata Party, 15 from LDP, five from Bangladesh Kalyan Party, six from Jagpa, three from Samyabadi Dal, 51 from Rob-led JSD, 11 from Partho-led BJP, 20 from Tarikat Federation, 108 from Zaker Party and 49 from Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal.BNP has fielded more than one candidate in most of the constituencies while AL in 17 and Jatiya Party in 23 constituencies.The parties will have to confirm their final candidates before the withdrawal of candidature in these parliamentary seats.The nomination papers will be scrutinised on 2 December and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 9 December.last_img read more

3 Sep

Quaders life support to be removed soon Physicians

first_imgRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoThe artificial life support of road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, who is being treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, will be removed within 2/1 days as his condition is improving gradually.Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) director Abu Naser Rizvi, who was accompanying the minister, informed media referring to the statement of Cardiologist Philip Koh on Wednesday noon, said a PID handout.Rizvi, who is staying beside the ailing politician in Singapore, said the medical board constituted with Koh Siam Soon Philip, a senior consultant cardiologist at the hospital, is thinking to remove his artificial devices gradually.His wife Isratunnesa Quader and Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh high commissioner in Singapore were also present at the briefing.Quader, also Awami League (AL) general secretary, was flown to Singapore on Monday for better treatment as per advice of renowned Indian cardiologist Devi Shetty.The minister was admitted to the BSMMU on Sunday morning following breathing complications. Later, physicians conducted an angiogram and found three blockages in his coronary arteries.last_img read more