Kite flying competition this weekend

first_img Related Items:#kiteflyingcompetition, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales –  The much anticipated Kite Flying event will span the holiday weekend, with competitions held on Saturday, April 15th at Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk and at the Iris Stubbs Primary School in South Caicos, then on April 17th (Easter Monday) the festivities will continue at The Bight Park in Providenciales and at the Horse Stable Beach in North Caicos.“The Tourist Board looks forward to another year of friendly community competition, goodwill and community spirit that the Annual Kite Flying Competition has created over the years,” says Oehleo Higgs, Senior Public Relations Officer. “We encourage our residents and visitors of the various communities, as well as corporate and civic groups, to come out and enjoy a good day of family fun.”The Annual Kite Flying Competition will continue to display the traditional art of kite making and kite flying. This year’s event will also include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, and giveaways, as well as lots of food and drinks on sale by local non-profit organizations.Kites entering the annual competition must be handmade and registered with the judges prior to taking flight. Kites in all classes must fly for at least 5 minutes. Kites flown in last year’s competitions will be disqualified from entry.  Prizes and trophies will be given for The Smallest Kite, The Largest Kite, Best Company Kite, Best Traditional Kite and the Best Overall Kite.Children and adults are welcome to fly non-competition kites throughout the day and beyond the competition period.Story by: Sheri-Kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#kiteflyingcompetition Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Arrest of BNP men to intensify now Rizvi

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that the law enforcers would carry out fresh crackdown on the opposition leaders and activists from Saturday night.“We’ve learnt that the local Awami League leaders have handed over the lists of BNP and its alliance activists to the law enforcers. They will carry out massive arrest throughout the country based on the lists,” Rizvi told a briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.Rizvi also alleged that the law enforcers and civil administration have tied up with the AL to hold a lopsided election by driving out the opposition leaders from the race.The ruling AL has created groups of five men for each polling station to ensure ‘ballot stuffing’, the BNP leader further alleged.These groups, with the help of the police, would stuff 30 per cent ballots the night before the voting on 30 December, Rizvi added.Detailing what he termed the AL’s blueprint for the election day, Rizvi said, “Mobile teams of the law enforcers would hinder the opposition voters to come to the polling stations”.Referring to the recent remarks by prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wajed Joy that the AL will form the next government winning 220 seats, Rizvi said, barring the BNP candidates from the polls and arresting them are the tactics the AL worked out in its master plan.He alleged that the government is planning to vacate 22-23 more seats where once leaders of Jamaat are vying with the BNP’s election symbol ‘Sheaf of paddy’.Rizvi also accused the election commission of orchestrating an AL victory in some constituencies by barring the BNP candidates from the polls process. Despite being a loan defaulter, film actor Faruk is contesting the polls as AL candidate, alleged Rizvi adding, there are a lot of AL candidates who are convicted and loan defaulters.The EC and the court turned deaf ear in all those cases, Rizvi said.BNP leaders Taimur Alam Khandakar, Ahmed Azam Khan and Munir Hossain among others were present at the briefing.last_img read more

2 minor girls raped in 2 districts

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationTwo minor girls have reportedly been raped in Jashore and Netrakona districts as sexual perversion has become an order of the day in this society, reports UNB.In Jashore, a five-year-old girl was violated allegedly by the friend of her father at Altapol village in Keshabpur upazila on Sunday.Police detained the accused, Nazrul Islam, 35, son of late Insar Ali of Bherchi village in the upazila.Quoting victim’s father, police said Nazrul came to their house on Sunday morning.At one stage, he took the minor girl to a nearby fish enclosure and violated her there.Hearing the victim’s screams, locals rushed in, caught Nazrul red-handed and gave him a good beating before handing him over to police, said Mohammad Shahin, officer-in-charge of Keshabpur police station.The girl is now undergoing treatment at Khulna Medical College Hospital.A case was filed with Keshabpur police station in this regard.In Netrakona, a teenage girl was violated by a neighbour at Dhanshira village in Durgapur upazila on Saturday.Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Durgapur police station, said the victim who used to work as a domestic help in the capital returned home recently.Saiqul Islam, 21, son of Dulal Mia of the village, stormed their house on Saturday noon and violated the girl when she was alone.Later, the mother of the victim filed a case in this regard.The victim was sent to Netrakona Modern Sadar Hospital, the OC said, adding that they were trying to arrest the accused.last_img read more

India to build cultural centre in Sri Lanka

first_imgIndia Monday signed an MoU with Sri Lanka for building a cultural centre in Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka, according to ministry of external affairs statement.The centre is to be built in the next 36 months, on a plot of land adjacent to the Jaffna Public Library, at an estimated cost of SLR 1.2 billion. As per the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the cultural centre and the adjoining water body, the Pullukulam, will be transformed into an integrated cultural space that can also accommodate open-air performances on a floating stage.The purpose of the Jaffna Cultural Centre is to provide suitable social infrastructure for the people of the Northern Province, especially for the people of Jaffna, to help them reconnect with their cultural roots. It would also serve as a delivery centre for training, instruction and education in a variety of cultural disciplines.last_img read more

TollygungeKarunamoyee Bridge subsides for 2nd time in a week

first_imgKolkata: The Karunamoyee Bridge that connects Tollygunge with Behala subsided for the second time within a week on Thursday. A crack was noticed in the same portion that had subsided six days ago and was repaired.Initally, Kolkata Police put guard wall in the affected portion to regulate traffic movement but after a few hours, a strong plate was put on the damaged portion and traffic movement was normalised.The engineers of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority will soon visit the site and take up the maintenance work. It may be mentioned that this part of the bridge had subsided six days ago following which a plate was put on the portion and vehicle services were restored within a few hours after the incident. Later, the bitumen layer was cut open and asphalt was put on the damaged portion. The KMDA decided to undertake up the repair work of the expansion joint later. The pressure of traffic on the bridge has increased reasonably with more vehicles plying on it after Majerhat bridge caved in on September 4. It may be mentioned that this bridge is already on the list of bridges under KMDA that require repair work.last_img read more