National Trust receives regional award

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos National Trust won a major regional award – the Heritage Protection Award – at the recently concluded 2017 Caribbean Sustainable Awards, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) during the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum.  The award ceremony was held at the Ocean Terrace Inn, St. Kitts & Nevis on Wednesday, 13th December 2017.The Turks & Caicos National Trust received the highest award for Heritage Protection for making significant contributions to protect and promote the heritage (cultural, built, natural, and intangible) of the Turks & Caicos Islands.  The National Trust was recognized for its contribution to heritage protection through the following initiatives:~ Efforts to pass on cultural and intangible heritage traditions and skills to younger generations~ Documentation and/or copyrighting of local heritage related materials~ Educating visitors on local heritage and local stakeholders, including the media~ Sustainable financing of local heritage conservation~ Engagement of local communities, public, NGO and/or private sector entities in preserving and promoting local heritage~ Communicating actions to local stakeholders, including the media The award is a vindication of the 25 years of hard work that the Turks & Caicos National Trust has been putting in, such as implementing good management practice with relatively limited resources, strong local community participation in the conservation and management of TCI’s heritage sites, and the development of unique multi-faceted conservation schemes – all for the protection of the country’s valuable heritage. The Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean.  The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Member Countries which have developed responsible and unique tourism products or are engaged in implementing sustainable tourism-related initiatives which embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. The awards were judged by a committee comprising of a panel of experts selected by CTO, representing various sectors of the tourism industry at the national, regional and international levels.The Turks & Caicos National Trust wishes to thank the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board for their support throughout the years, as well as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for their partnership and encouragement in the work of heritage preservation.   The organization looks forward to the continued support of the Turks & Caicos Government to further strengthen the efforts of heritage protection, preservation and promotion.The Trust proudly shares this prestigious international award to the people of the Turks & Caicos Islands.Press Release: Turks and Caicos National Trust Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Tech Industry Culture No summer doldrums for us. It was a week chock-full of news and lots of great features too as today we celebrate 50 years since the first moon walk. We’re also smack-dab in the middle of Comic-Con and spent the week watching tech titans get scrutinized by lawmakers and regulators alike. Here are the week’s stories you don’t want to miss. Fair warning — we’re a little over the moon about the moon. FaceApp was a test. We didn’t passOur inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won’t age well. Sarah Tew/CNET I lived like a moon astronaut and have the scars to prove itPreparing for life as an astronaut on the moon or Mars is serious business. Evan Miller/CNET First-time Comic-Con cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilaratingSan Diego Comic-Con 2019 will witness my plunge into cosplay. Here’s how I tackled my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina costume.cosplay2.jpg Erin Carson/CNET 5G is spotty now but will get so much better. Here’s whyIt has a lot to do with new devices, broader networks and one key wireless chip.Sprint 5G Lynn La/CNET Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven’t we gone back?It was a time when spaceflight wasn’t really about space.backtothemoon Robert Rodriguez/CNET Neopets friendships still thrive 20 years laterDon’t be surprised if your friends invite you to their wedding.Hollywood Radio and Television 10th annual kids day 2004 Frazer Harrison / Getty Images Stan Lee sang to me: 10 crazy Comic-Con moments I’ll never forgetHugs from George R.R. Martin and birthday wishes from Mark Hamill. Here are some of Bonnie Burton’s wilder experiences at SDCC.2012georgerr Bonnie Burton/CNET How 5G got tied up in a trade war between Trump and ChinaPresident Trump’s ban of Huawei and the ongoing trade war with China could have big implications for the future of 5G.Osaka Hosts The G20 Summit China News Service Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come trueAs Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon 50 years ago, we imagined a future lunar life filled with wingsuits and tourist cruisers.lunarbase NASA/Rick Guidice Tags Post a comment 0 Share your voice 5G Privacy Space Huaweilast_img read more

Did you know Salman Khan has given major number of debutants to

first_imgSalman KhanInstagramSalman Khan is not just a superstar in the industry for his acting but in real life too as he has often encouraged newer talents in Bollywood. Thus, many actor, actresses, music composers, and directors go to him at the beginning of their career.Salman has been a ‘Bhai’ to many in Bollywood and has a huge circle of friends. The actor, who has been consistently playing the lead hero since more than 31 years now, still holds his place among the top stars of the film industry with almost 100 percent success rate. The actor also mentors and launches several new faces in the industry.Let’s check out the number of people Salman has launched since the past couple of years.With his latest release, he introduced Pranutan and Zaheer Khan. Last year he introduced Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain with Loveyatri. Before that, the actor introduced Athiya Shetty and Suraj Pancholi with Hero, Daisy Shah in Jai Ho, Sonakshi Sinha with Dabbang, Zareen Khan in Veer, Sneha Ulla in Lucky: No Time for Love, Katrina Kaif in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Bhumika Chawla in Tere Naam, singer and music composer Armaan Malik and Amaal Malik. In future he will be launching Ashwami Majarekar in Dabaang 3 and Isabel Kaif in her upcoming film.The actor is currently busy with his upcoming film Bharat, in which he co-stars with Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani. Bharat has been shot in various locations such as Abu Dhabi, Malta and Punjab. The actors have in the past shared a number of pictures and video clips from the film’s shoot. For one of the shoots, the Wagah border in Punjab was recreated. The film will see Salman play multiple roles. Bharat is the official Hindi remake of 2014 Korean drama Ode to My Father.last_img read more

Shaifali Nagpal gives an amazing makeover to this acid attack survivor Video

first_imgShaifali Nagpal and acid attack survivorInstagramShaifali Nagpal, who is a fashion and beauty influencer on social media, was thrilled when an acid attack survivor approached her for a makeover. She used this opportunity to show her talent.Shaifali Nagpal has glammed up many women with her fashion and styling. She aspires to do more than make-up and beauty tips on her blog. She recently had opportunity to do something different, when she came across an acid attack survivor. She grabbed this chance and gave an amazing makeover to the women. She was all thrilled to share the makeup video on her Instagram page.Shaifali Nagpal also wrote, “Makeover very close to my heart, for the strongest girl I hv ever met, dear NASREEN @jahanasreen u r a fighter girl❤❤ m so glad I could meet u and got this opportunity to do ur makeover #acidattacksurvivors #mtvroadiesx4#mtvroadies @deepikapadukone @ranveersingh #chaapaak ➡ song — @lalala @nehakakkar @arjunkanungo.”Her fans were amazed to see the video of Shaifali Nagpal giving a makeover the woman and they could not stop going gaga over her work. A follower named Jhankar2117 replied, “Fantabulous wrk Mam. She is bful indeed. Although U made her luk more bful.”These days, Instagram has proved to be a boon for a lot of people, who are successfully running their business or getting an exposure for their art and talent. Shaifali Nagpal is one of those people. she has made sure to use it to show her spectacular make-up and fashion work to the world.Shaifali Nagpal has more than 72.7K followers on her Instagram page and she often interacts with her fans. With her passion and love for beauty, make-up and fashion, she truly wants to make sure she makes a remarkable contribution to help women make themselves look more stunning.She is one of the most followed and trusted fashion bloggers on the internet. People are in awe of her work and how convenient she makes it to don different looks and make-up tricks. She personally loves doing challenging makeovers and comes up with more challenging makeups, which leave everyone surprised.Shaifali wishes to come up different make up and skin care tricks and tips. She also plans to start sharing international ideas for bridal and engagement makeovers. Considering her popularity and following, she is sure to rule the world of beauty and fashion soon.Watch the video of Shaifali Nagpal giving a makeover to the acid attack survivorlast_img read more

AL govt may also stop Khulna city polls BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPA senior BNP leader on Monday expressed apprehension that the government may now try to get the Khulna city corporation election suspended by the court.BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said  they witnessed a popular wave in Khulna in the BNP’s favour like that in Gazipur, election to which was stayed by the High Court on Sunday.”The election to Gazipur has been stopped. Electioneering in Khulna city is going on, and a huge wave has been created there in favour of the candidate of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’,” the BNP leader told a discussion.He further said, “The current government is suffering from a sense of fear due to a popular wave. So, we apprehend it may now try to stop the election there as it doesn’t want to get defeated.”Islamic Party, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, to mark the third death anniversary of its ex-chairman Abdul Mobin.Nazrul Islam said their party is likely to come up with harsher action programmes changing their current soft line of action to force the government to ‘restore’ democracy and hold the next polls under a non-party administration.”We’re carrying out a peaceful democratic movement as per the directives of our chairperson (Khaleda Zia) and acting chairman Tarique Rahman. But it doesn’t mean we’ll tolerate whatever the government does at will,” he added.The BNP leader also said their grassroots leaders and activists are mounting pressure on them to change the course of their current movement.He alleged that their chairperson Khaleda Zia has been subjected to inhuman attitude in jail for lack of treatment.Nazrul said Khaleda is unlikely to be freed soon even if the Supreme Court grants her bail on Tuesday if she is shown arrested in other cases.He feared that the government may resort to various tricks to prolong Khaleda’s stay in jail.last_img read more

Iraq launches operation to clear last IS holdouts

first_imgIraqi forces announced the launch of a major operation on Thursday to flush remaining Islamic State group fighters out of the western desert near the border with Syria.The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are the last refuge of the jihadists in Iraq after troops and paramilitaries ousted them from both valleys and all urban areas.“The Iraqi army, the federal police and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation paramilitary units) this morning began clearing the Al-Jazeera region straddling Salaheddin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces,” the head of Joint Operations Command, General Abdelamir Yarallah, said in a statement.The region’s dry valleys, the oases and steppes make up around four percent of national territory, Hisham al-Hashemi, an Iraqi expert on IS, told AFP last week.Iraq’s close ally Iran has already declared victory of IS but Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that he would not follow suit until the desert has been cleared.“After the operation has ended, we will announce the final defeat of Daesh in Iraq,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.Over the border in neighbouring Syria, pro-government forces and US-backed Kurdish-led forces are conducting similar operations to clear IS fighters from the countryside north of the Euphrates valley after ousting them from all urban areas.last_img read more