Bahamas House of Assembly reconvenes Election Date to be announced

first_img Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections, #BahamasHOAreconvenes, #magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Long lines for Registration, Department ready for influx Constitutional requirement on General Elections explained Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Nassau – The House of Assembly reconvenes today in The Bahamas and when it does, the Prime Minister, Perry Christie is expected to tell the nation the exact date of the General Election and then dissolve Parliament.Ring the bell is the cultural command as thousands rushed last week to ensure that they have a voice to vote at the polls.  Registration centers were opened late to accommodate the 40,000 plus people who were eligible but delayed registering before now.The goal for the Parliamentary Registration department was to get to at least what the 2012 voter list reflected, which is 172,000 electors.  At last report, the Department was 5,000 voters away from that goal.  Grand Bahama yesterday reported having over 30,000 people registered to vote.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasHOAreconvenes#BahamasGeneralElections Exams rescheduled because of Electionlast_img read more

Courtois fancies Hazard to join Madrid ahead of Neymar

first_imgThibaut Courtois has tipped Belgian skipper Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid this year ahead of Neymar.Courtois played alongside Hazard four seasons before completing a switch to the Spanish capital last August.Hazard is a long-term target for the European Champions and has stalled in extending his stay beyond the end of next season.Courtois encourages Real Madrid to sign Hazard over Neymar#RealMadrid #LaLiga #HalaMadrid— SportyNews (@clashofdream11) February 2, 2019And Courtois believes his countryman would be a better signing than PSG forward Neymar in a quote cited on FourFourTwo.In an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, the 26-year-old goalkeeper said: “I [would] choose Eden, of course. I really like him, but the choice is up to the board.“I do not know what will happen. That is not a question for me, but for the chairman and the management.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The team is what it is now. Karim Benzema is in a good shape and scored 17 goals. [Gareth] Bale started well, but then had to deal with injuries.“You see in the matches that we have quality, only sometimes it is not possible to score.”AF Best comment Three Clasicos in a month? Courtois is going crazy.😚🙏😇— All Football App (@allfootballapp) February 2, 2019Madrid is 10 points adrift of rivals and leaders Barcelona who are looking well placed to retain their title. And Courtois went on to compare both clubs transfer activity in recent times.“We do not have to look at other teams, we have to look at ourselves,” he said. “We have to build a new team.“Who knows [whether] other teams will get into trouble with the rules of Financial Fair Play?“If you see that Barcelona have already spent twice the amount they have received for Neymar, they may have to sell again soon.”last_img read more

January delights with wine and music

first_imgChef Cedric Houze marks his Indian debut as the executive pastry chef at Shangri-La and a live band The Scintillating will perform at the Island Bar.With more than two decades of experience in a unique combination of craftsmanship and unbridled creativity, Cedric Houze is truly a master French patissier. Savour his delectable creations such as macaroons, eclairs, muffins, croissants, Paris Brest, tarts, mousse, cheesecakes amongst other popular desserts at the Hotel’s patisserie UNO2GO. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This January onwards, Island Bar will be the perfect destination to enjoy The Scintillating trio performances by the live band as you revel an extensive selection of wines and spirits. Sangtei, Roslin and Mac will play popular tunes as you sit back, indulge and enjoy a creative range of concoctions shaken up by our talented mixologists.For wine lovers, Island Bar offers an extensive selection of wines that are true to their origin and reflect their provenance. For the single malt lovers, there is an array of fiery spirits to choose from. The Scintillating Trio promises to regale you with both classic and contemporary hits at Island Bar from Thursday through Saturday evenings.When: January onwardsWhere: Shanghri-La – Eros Hotellast_img read more

Art and social concern

first_imgThe colours, shapes and emotions have emerged from the very soul of the Capital city, and together they will converge at AIFACS this summer. As a part of a group exhibition titled Panorama, over 30 city-based artists will bring to the viewers a varying range of interpretations of raging contemporary issues from April 15 – 21.Curated by Priyanka Banerjee, Panorama, literally meaning an unbroken view of a subject, celebrates the talents of the fresh and the new, and makes a compelling case for contemporary art in the city. Some of the participating artists include Mridul Chakraborty, Kashi Nath Bose, Ganesh Panda, Biplab Biswas, Nilay Sarkar, Preeti Gautam, Shikha Bisht, Naseem Khan, Prince Chand,  Shamsun nisa, Rajeev Semwal,  Sheikh Abdullah,  Rashid Khan ,Darshan Sharma   Meghna Agarwal, Rohini Jain,Hamlet shougrakpam , Shalini Varshney, Amit Kumar,  Sadaf Khan, Neeraj Mitra, Ankita Ahlawat, Hariom, and Shipra Gupta, among others. The exhibition delves into contemporary issues of social relevance, such as feminism, ethical treatment of animals, spiritual harmony and so on.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Nature, for instance, is explored through mutually symbiotic relationship between the flora and fauna. Urbanisation and industrialisation have exploited the natural layer of our ecosystem, and its awareness becomes paramount to awaken our collective consciousness. As each artist touches upon subjects such as these that have paralysed the society, their canvas becomes a window for us all to explore the possibilities. This one-of-its-kind event is funded by the artists entirely on their own. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSays curator Priyanka Banerjee, “Just the way a Panorama represents an entire worldview, this exhibition is a wholesome view of the thoughts of its many diverse yet like-minded artists. These artworks emote through vivid strokes – some are muted and some vibrant; together they create a surreal experience.”Dabbling in a diverse range of mediums, from watercolour, oils and pen and pencils to mixed media and sculpture, the artists bring to their canvas emotions that reverberate with social significance. Mridul Chakraborty depicts speed in the lives of human beings, while Rohini Jain’s paintings portray pigeons both symbolically and in abstract forms. Meghna Agarwal uses a variety of mediums to express ideas like power and permanence, while Nilay Sircar takes inputs from his surroundings, finding familiar elements across time and culture to create a new visual vocabulary and express the nuances of culture, folklore and history. Preeti Gautam chooses feminism as her subject to raise awareness about crime against women. Moreover, though from the same city, the artists’ personal training reflects national diversity. From Shantiniketan comes Hamlet Shougrakpam, while the prestigious Delhi College of Art finds its protégées in Meghna Agarwal, Md. Naseem Khan, Shipra Gupta and Rashid Khan. Calcutta Art College is represented by Nilay Sarkar. At the same time, self-taught artists such as Rohini Jain and Rajeev Semwal bring to the viewers a distinct set of skills that have set them on par with the professionals.When: April 15 – 21 Where: AIFACS, 1-RAFI MARGTiming: 11am to 7 pmlast_img read more

Awarding ecofriendly Puja organisers

first_imgDurga Puja is not only the biggest festival in West Bengal but with the spreading Bengali diaspora, the festival has gained national and global mass scale recognition. About 700 Durga Puja celebrations take place during the month of Ashwin of the Bengali calendar in the whole Delhi-NCR. It is the time when devotees worship the mother Goddess for the want of victory against the all powerful vices of life. In every nook and corner of the city, wherever a few Bengalis can come together,  they celebrate Durga Puja by putting up a temporary structure of bamboo, wooden frame and other materials and decorating them to replicate the structural marvels of the human civilization. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the midst of this it is very important to maintain the ecological balance and the environment for the betterment of our society. At the end of the festivity people tend to forget about cleanliness. Bengal Association New Delhi,  pioneered the concept of recognising the Puja committees who, besides putting up gorgeous mandaps and idols also think about the future of mother earth and contribute by promoting eco-friendliness of their respective Pujas.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the last three years Bengal Association, New Delhi pioneered the thought of having an ‘Eco-friendly Puja Mandap Sharodotsav Samman’ for the best Puja Committee in Delhi-NCR who have taken care of the ecology while having the festival performed. More than the opulence, the award concentrates on maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene in the Puja mandaps, keeping proper fire fighting measures, having clean and usable toilets close to the mandap etc. All in all raising awareness about the ecology and environment for the betterment of the future.  The Additional Secretary of the Association Mrinal Biswas said, “This award has been embraced by various Puja committees with utmost sincerity and enthusiasm and more than forty Puja committees have participated in the competition.” The backbone of the Association and the brain and heart behind the huge effort, General Secretary of the Association, Tapan Sengupta said, “It is indeed a huge effort on the part of the Association, to actually have come up with the idea of conducting such a competition, which is the first effort of putting eco-friendliness in the picture of festivity. It needs meticulous planning and efforts of all the members of the Executive Committee of the Association for the visit each and every Puja mandap by the independent judges and looking into the every aspect of the requirement of the award in every mandap by them. It is also very important to maintain the impartiality and neutrality of the judgment so that more and more awareness is generated amongst the Puja committees.”Sengupta executed the whole process of arranging the conveyance for the judges, co-ordinating with the Puja committees and then facilitating the final decision making process done by the judges.The Judges visited the participating Puja mandaps from Friday to Sunday after which the results has been declared then on Maha Ashtami. The prizes will be presented on the Bijoya Sammilani organised by Bengal Association on October 23 at Muktadhara Auditorium near Gole Market, New Delhi.last_img read more