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

US Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March will be offloaded in San Diego today by the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche.The drugs were seized from six suspected smuggling vessels found off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the Coast Guard cutters Waesche, Active and Steadfast, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.“The Coast Guard increased U.S. and allied presence in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy,” according to the statement. “During at-sea interdictions in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military or law enforcement personnel coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South based in Key West, Florida.”The Waesche, which is homeported in Alameda, California, was responsible for stopping two vessels, while the Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Washington, and the Steadfast, homeported in Astoria, Oregon, also stopped two vessels each. KUSI Newsroom April 5, 2019center_img Updated: 6:29 PM U.S. Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized Posted: April 5, 2019last_img read more

Gazipur city polls in frames

Photo: Tanvir AhammedAn elderly person casts his vote in a school in Kanaiya, Gazipur on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA large number of women arrived to vote in the morning. Tanvir Ahammed took the photo from Kanaiya government primary school on 26 June.Photo: Dipu MalakarBNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker’s supporters display victory signs as he  casts his vote at Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Dipu MalakarBGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) members patrol College Road near Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA child watches as Awami League mayoral candidate Jahangir Alam casts his vote at Kanaiya government primary school in Gazipur on 26 June. Voting has begun in the Gazipur City Corporation polls on Tuesday. This is the first time that the contestants compete with their respective party symbols here.BNP’s Hasan Uddin Sarker and Awami League’s Jahangir Alam are main mayoral candidates among the seven vying for the office.The election was scheduled to be held on 15 May, but on 6 May the High Court stayed the election following a writ petition. Later, an apex court cleared the way for the polls and the election commission rescheduled it for 26 June.Voting began at 8:00am and will end at 4:00pm. There are 57 ward councils in the city corporation and one candidate has been elected uncontested. A total of 254 candidates are contesting in the remaining 56 councils. For the reserved 19 seats of women councillors, 84 are competing.Prothom Alo caught the day in pictures. Photo: Saiful IslamA woman uses an EVM (electronic voting machine) to cast her vote at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June. Photo: Saiful IslamVoters queue up despite light rain from the morning at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June.  read more