Appointment of Dr Ian Strachan as VicePresident University of The Bahamas North

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Strachan is a Professor of English at UB.  He holds an Associate of Arts in English and Literature from The College of The Bahamas (1988); a Teacher’s Certificate from the University of the West Indies (1988); a Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College (1990); and a Master of Arts (1993) and Doctor of Philosophy (1995) in English from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a former Research Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia (1998-1999) and a former Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (1999-2001).  Dr. Strachan served as Chair of the School of English Studies at COB (2004-2007) and as the College’s Vice President of Advancement (2013-2015).A poet, playwright, novelist and filmmaker, Dr. Strachan is an editor of Poitier Revisted with Mia Mask and Violence in The Bahamas with William Fielding and Virginia Ballance. He has written and directed a number of plays, including No Seeds in Babylon (1991) which appears in the anthology Contemporary Drama for the Caribbean (2001) and Diary of Souls (1999).  In 1996 he founded the Track Road Theatre Foundation and served as its Director until 2006. In 2007, his poetry was included in the anthology New Caribbean Poetry (Carcanet 2007).  He is the writer, producer and director of the television series, “Gippie’s Kingdom” and he wrote and directed his first film, Show Me Your Motion: The Ringplay Games of The Bahamas in 2006.  In 2007, this documentary was featured in the UNESCO Caribbean Traveling Film Showcase. He is also the director/producer of the documentary I’s Man: Manhood in The Bahamas.Dr. Strachan is author of the popular newspaper column “East Street Blues” which appeared weekly in The Nassau Guardian (2006-2011). In 2009 he hosted the daily public affairs talk show, “The Nation Today”, on GEMS 105.9FM in Nassau and, in 2012, the current affairs television programme, “The Exchange,” on ZNS TV13.  He is a founder and member of the civil society advocacy group, the 1962 Foundation.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 4 Group Of Teens Break Window At Old

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, June 4, 2019:A King Street caller reported a deceased rabbit in front of her house. She requested the Animal Control Officer remove it as “it’s been crushed pretty good.” (5:48am)A Research Drive caller reported an ex-employee did not return a company-owned iPad. Police contacted ex-employee. (11:44am)A Chestnut Street caller reported a thin, white male in his late 30’s, with a reddish gray beard, sitting on her porch 20 minutes ago. Her dogs started barking and the party ran off into the wooded trails towards Apple Tree Lane. Police were unable to locate. Police advised several area residents and asked them to contact police if the man is observed. (11:55am)A Chestnut Street caller reported two unauthorized charges on her credit card, which she still has possession of. She notified the bank. (12:45pm)Employee at the Learning Experience reported a group of teenagers near the old Sonic using profanity and being disruptive towards the young children at the school. Group departed prior to police arrival. The old Sonic’s alarm was going off. Calling party reported the teens had just broke a window. Police contacted building’s last known owner, who reported he sold the building about a month ago and didn’t have the new owner’s contact information. (4:01pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 14: Missing Teen Located; Trash Left Behind At Yentile FarmIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya

first_imgRohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Myanmar two days earlier, walk after they received permission from the Bangladesh army to continue their way to Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox`s Bazar. Reuters file photoMyanmar’s army chief denied his forces committed rape and other sexual abuses during a crackdown he ordered on Rohingya Muslims, as he addressed UN Security Council delegates in the capital Naypyidaw.Senior General Min Aung Hlaing heads an army accused of “ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations, including the widespread rape and murder of civilians in its “clearance operations” ostensibly targeting Rohingya militants.Launched in August 2017, that campaign drove around 700,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, fleeing burnt villages and army atrocities.Denied access to Myanmar in the months immediately after the crisis, a UN Security Council delegation is making a belated first visit to Myanmar to ratchet up pressure for a safe and dignified return of the Muslim minority.Late Monday they met the army chief, who controls all security matters in the country without oversight from the elected government.”The Tatmadaw [army] is always disciplined… and takes action against anyone who breaks the law,” he told the delegates, according to a post late Monday on his official Facebook page.Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence — reports verified by conflict monitors — but Min Aung Hlaing said his forces have “no such history of sexual abuse.””It is unacceptable according to the culture and religion of our country,” he said, adding anyone found guilty of crimes would be punished.He also repeated the official line that Myanmar was ready to take back the refugees who could be verified as residents as per a repatriation deal with Bangladesh.Several months after the deal was signed, no refugees have returned.That has enraged Bangladeshi officials, who accuse Myanmar of pretending to co-operate for the benefit of the international community.Calling the refugees “Bengalis” — official shorthand for illegal immigrants from over the border — Min Aung Hlaing blamed “terrorists” for causing the violence.The UN delegates will travel by helicopter Tuesday over the scarred landscape of northern Rakhine state and give a press conference back in the capital Naypyidaw later in the afternoon.Their visit to Myanmar comes after an emotionally-charged stay in Bangladesh where Rohingya refugees told delegates of their trauma including sexual abuse.Myanmar denies the Rohingya citizenship and the accompanying rights.It has driven two thirds of its roughly 1.5 million Rohingya population out since 2012.But the country is under mounting pressure to respond to a humanitarian crisis of its making.Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi also met the UN delegates on Monday afternoon, urging their understanding of a complex, festering conflict and vowing to repatriate the refugees.last_img

Rural Sheriffs Express Safety And Security Concerns Over The HighSpeed Rail Project

first_img 00:00 /00:48 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Texans Against High-Speed Rail Screenshot Former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman is Chairman of Texans Against High-Speed Rail. He spoke along with rural sheriffs at the Grimes County Courthouse.Sheriffs from eight different counties gathered on the steps of the Grimes County Courthouse Thursday to share their concerns over plans for the bullet train. Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said what worries him is that they haven’t had any discussions with Texas Central Railway on a public safety plan.“It is entirely unacceptable to not properly coordinate with local officials for the public safety aspects of the Draft Environmental Impact Study or the project as a whole,” said Sowell.Sowell wants to know if any local roads would be impacted by the train and how that would affect first responders. He added he’s also gotten lots of complaints from residents about agents for the railroad who’ve wanted to come onto their property.Texas Central issued a response to the sheriffs’ comments:“Texas Central’s commitment to public safety is absolute and unwavering. The bullet train will bring the safest mode of transportation available and we look forward to working cooperatively with county judges, sheriffs and other local officials to develop world-class public safety, system security, and emergency preparedness plans of which all Texans can be proud.”“The DEIS states that Texas Central ‘would coordinate with TxDOT or the appropriate local jurisdiction and any potentially affected emergency responders during final design to avoid any appreciable negative impact to emergency response times.’ This outreach has already begun and there are requirements and guidelines at the Federal and State level that will ensure it continues.”Texas Central wants to build a privately-funded high-speed train between Houston and Dallas with a travel time of about 90 minutes. It’s also planning a stop near College Station. But at a series of public meetings held by the Federal Railroad Administration, dozens of landowners spoke out against the project. They said they don’t want to sell their property and they also worry how the train would affect their rural quality-of-life.The FRA is having another public meeting in Houston this Monday evening on its Draft Environmental Impact Study. Sharelast_img read more

Try to reboot your marriage sex is vital to keep the love

first_imgI can’t handle office politics. I feel disgusted to go to my workplace every day. Please help!Sheetal, NoidaYou have two options – Change the job or change the way you see, feel and react. Office politics and problems are a global issue and the solution lies with you. Handle it intelligently. Don’t rub people the wrong way. Try your best to make it work or else look for a solution elsewhere.We are working parents. Our 6-year-old son spends his day with his grandparents. He has developed an ugly habit of watching TV serials. I’m worried that this is going to affect him. What can I do? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rita, KanpurWell, this surely will have its affect, bad or good. If you are uncomfortable, maybe you should try to seek a domestic help or choose a suitable day care for kids. It would be practical to handle it politely and don’t highlight your son’s TV watching concern’ to your in-laws. At their age, don’t make them change their choice of entertainment.How important is sex after a decade of marriage? My wife is too preoccupied in raising our kids and has lost interest in sex. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixVikram, New DelhiSex or physical closeness leading to making love should ideally exist between couples. Unfortunately, as we change roles in life our priorities change and that affects a lot within us. You should try to reboot your marriage and start with a holiday. Doesn’t matter where you both go, but travel as a couple and not as parents. Start with small sexy touches and just spend a few days discovering each other. Unlearn and learn the art of love and sex. My ex-husband has got remarried recently. I’m single now. Time and again I miss him and I know he still loves me. I’m very disturbed and depressed. What can I do?Name unknownJust try your best to move on. He’s a married man now. And he’s NOT your man anymore! Meet new people, make new friends and just walk ahead. Life and time are always meant to move forward. Good Luck!I’m 36. Divorced. I’m in a relationship with a guy who’s five years younger. I want to marry him but whenever the topic arises, he avoids it. How do I convince him?Miss P, New DelhiIf he’s willing to settle down, he shouldn’t avoid the discussion. He needs to understand your seriousness towards your own life. Love is a great feeling but sometimes love without assurance of togetherness can be a painful journey. Don’t hurt yourself again.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

Mystery shrouds death of Malay Ghataks kin no foulplay suspected

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the unnatural death of minister Malay Ghatak’s elder brother Asim Ghatak’s wife and daughter. On Monday, decomposed bodies of Asim’s wife Jayasree (61) and daughter Nilam (38) were found inside their house in Hindusthan Park in Asansol. Police had broken in and found both them lying dead. According to locals, Asim had died by drowning on the day of Mahalaya in 2017, while performing ‘tarpan’ rituals in Damodar river. Since then, both Jayasree and Nilam were in depression. None of their neighbours had seen them for the last few days. On Monday afternoon, their neighbours detected foul smell coming from the house. They knocked on the door but after none responded, Asansol South police station was informed. Police broke open the door and found the decomposed bodies of the duo lying on the floor. It is suspected that they had died at least three days ago. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSources informed that Jayasree and Nilam used to stay in isolation and avoided interacting with neighbours. A local vegetable seller used to deliver necessary things to their house. As soon as the bodies were recovered, Malay was informed. He went to the police station for necessary procedure. According to police sources, no foulplay is being suspected as of now. However, it is not clear whether they had committed suicide or not. The exact cause of death can only be identified after the autopsy report comes. No complaints have been received yet and an Unnatural Death (UD) case has been lodged.last_img read more

Snack van stolen from Staffordshire Moorlands layby

first_imgWant the latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands?For the very latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands, visit our dedicated homepage at, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LeekNews. If you’re interested in news from a particular town, we have dedicated channels for Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph – as well as a number of smaller villages including Cheddleton, Wetley Rocks, Endon, Rudyard, Brown Edge, Bagnall, Cellarhead, Werrington, Knypersley, Alton, Tean, Stockton Brook, Blythe Bridge and Caverswall. For the latest news from Alton Towers, you can visit the theme park’s dedicated channel – as well as our Staffordshire Moorlands District Council page for the latest local authority news and planning applications.   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice have issued an appeal for witnesses after a snack van was stolen from a layby near a busy road in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Officers in the area report the vehicle was taken from the layby on the A53 Buxton Road near Leek – with the police incident saying the theft was reported to police on Monday (January 14). Staffordshire Police are asking for anyone with information to get in touch. UPDATE: Police have now released an update on this reported theft A spokesman said:  “There has been a theft of a snack van from the Buxton Road layby in Leek. “The van has Mama Mia Snacks written on the side.” Read MorePlans lodged for four new homes in village   Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting serial number 352 of January 14. We will contact Staffordshire Police tomorrow for further information about this appeal. A number of vehicles have been taken in the Moorlands so far in January, including: A van taken from Upper Hulme near the Roaches A bailey caravan stolen from Waterhouses A motocross bike taken in Swythamley Anyone with information about any of those thefts should also contact police on 101. Read MoreAlton Towers to open new ride at CBeebies Land (and mums and dads can’t wait)last_img read more