One dies in Nassau accident speed and no seat belt

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Speed was certainly a factor, but the men were also said to not be wearing their seat belts.  #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianewscenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 13, 2017 – Severe head trauma is what police say likely killed the passenger in that Saturday early evening accident at the JFK and Westridge round about in Nassau.  Two were in the 1997 Geo Tracker, a lone car crash where officers investigating believe the driver for some reason plowed through the roundabout and slammed into two signs  that did major damage to the car, caused the driver to be ejected from the car and saw his passenger pronounced dead on the scene.  The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Music for a cause

first_imgSoma Das, a singer with a mellifluous voice who resides in London but with a Kolkata connection launched her debut album Amar Praner Manush based on Tagore songs on Monday evening. The album is designed by noted musician, arranger, composer Debojyoti Mishra and comprises eight songs from Tagore like, Amar Praner Manush, Emon Dine Tare Bola Jay, Sei Bhalo Sei Bhalo, Biraho Madhur Holo Aji, Amar Hiyar Majhe, Shrabaner Dharar Moto, Jakhan Esechhile and so on. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSoma took her diploma in Tagore songs from Dakshinee – a renowned institution from Bengal – and took music lessons from Haimanti Shukla, Suprakash Chaki and by profession, is a teacher. The most interesting part of the release was a tribute to a traditional band from Bengal, the Mehboob Band. Soma wanted to mark the release ceremony of her album a bit differently from the others. An album with a cause, she also wanted to contribute a part of the ticket sales to the band as she feels every artiste owes something to society. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Mehboob Band, a noted band group known as band party, performs at marriage receptions, puja immersions and so on. This band started its journey during pre-independence era in Kolkata at M G Road. Long back, there were more than 100 musicians who bagged so many awards. Soma said, “I have planned my release also in London where I am going to involve street musicians to release my album”. Debojyoti Mishra said, “To judge a song hit, bands play an important role. They are performing a song means it’s a hot one. It’s a tribute to such musicians who have been entertaining us over so many decades.” In another event, eminent santoor player Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya will be showcasing a new raga named Ganga after India’s holy river, the mighty Ganges. GIMA award winner tabla maestro and new age percussion star Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee has designed the sound of this album. He has also accompanied with his melodious tabla. The album will release in Kolkata on September 6. The concern for the river has reached the domain of Indian classical music. Ganga is our life line and epicentre of our civilisation but we keep polluting it and in some places sewage water pours into the Ganga, our sacred river.After playing at all most top notch venues in the world like Royal Albert Hall, Theatre De La Vill (France), Kremlin (Moscow), Pt Bhattacharya has extended his hands towards social service. Recipient of many awards, his previous social activities were related to patients suffering from thalassaemia, polio, street children and so on. Starting from Kolkata to Varanasi this album will be released all over India where Ganga floats even in different names. To spread the message, this album will be released from a reputed music company of USA as well. The audio CD will be released by Padmabibhushan Girija Devi at Sangeet Research Academy, on Kristi Creation.last_img read more

Two slum children from Kolkata seek glory in World Dragonboat Cships

first_imgKolkata: Two young aspiring rowers from a slum area here, Afridi Ali and Rejayan Karim have been named in the junior India team for the upcoming 14th World Dragonboat Championships in Pattaya from August 20-25. Hailing from the slums of Rajarhat-Newton area in the eastern suburbs of the city, the duo were among the 10-odd boys who were handpicked by the Bengal Watersports Federation during the state kayaking championship four years ago. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTill then, they were doing some small jobs like helping out visitors for kayaking or guarding the gate at the New Town Eco Park, a major tourist destination of the city. “They all looked strong, both physically and mentally. But they were poverty-stricken and were ready to do anything for a full square meal,” founder of Bengal Watersports Federation Shakil Ahmed told PTI. They started winning against many established rowers from the senior category as Ahmed, who is also a Bengal rowing coach, decided to take them under his wings at the Lake Club. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Initially, they were little hesitant to take up rowing on a full time basis as it would render them jobless which their families could ill-afford. “I spoke to their families individually and told them that I would take after their daily needs. Of all of them, Afridi’s condition was worse so I decided to keep him at my house and since then he’s with me like a family member,” Shakil, a gold medallist in the Asia Cup 2 Rowing Championships in Singapore 2016, said. The duo began a success story not only for themselves but for their little known Jatragachi Pranabananda High School which has won the junior titles three years on the trot in the All-India School Regatta, ending the dominance of the elite schools. “They (the rowers) have been an inspiration for the entire school. Now many from the school wants to become a rower. We have recently feliciated them,” principal of Jatragachi Pranabananda High School Ashish Chatterjee said. Close to 20 rowers from the school has followed the footsteps of Ali and Karim. Their day starts as early as 4.30am as all of them catch a bus from New Town to Ravindra Sarovar lake — a ride that takes more than an hour. “We reach the lake by 6.630am, do our training, have breakfast and go to school by 12 noon. Our school has been cooperating with us since we have started winning,” Karim said, excited to represent India for the first time. “There were rowers from La Martiniere For Boys, South Point, St Thomas and many other top schools. They all speak in English and come in swanky cars. They did not like us initially as we had started beating them but after a year or so we become good friends. We talk and chat with them regularly,” Karim said. The 38-member India team also has three rowers from the La Martiniere For Boys, and one each from South Point and St Thomas. The team, in three categories of Under-18, Under-24 and Open, will have a camp at the Lake Club before flying off to Thailand. Dragonboat is part of the canoe sport which featured in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang.last_img read more