National Heritage Month

first_img Related Items:national heritage month, rufus ewing NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2014 – It is National Heritage month in the Turks and Caicos… the culture minister, Premier Rufus Ewing is asking the nation to use the time to reflect on traditions and the good old days of the TCI.last_img read more

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Governor Introduces the new National Security Council NSC

first_img More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Related Items:governor peter beckingham, james smith, larry covington, national security council DR wants consulate office in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Governor His Excellency Peter Beckingham, Commissioner of Police James Smith and Security Advisor to Overseas Territories, Larry Covington briefed the media on the first meeting of the National Security Council at a press conference today. Gov. Beckingham informed that the NSC, which he co-chairs with the Premier, will meet once a month. His Excellency also shared that falling under the NSC will be the, the National Security Advisory Board, a 20 member group to include a cross section of Community leaders. Commissioner James Smith explained that his role will be key; providing members with strategic assessments of the criminality issues in the TCI and setting the guidelines for the NSC. Commissioner Smith admitted that his officers need more training, that the force needs enhanced technical capabilities and recommended a more efficient road traffic department to register vehicles and drivers. As for visiting specialist, Larry Covington, he spoke about his experience, security within the region, sharing of resources, training for officers and increasing the productivity of the force. Covington is Law Enforcement Advisor with the FCO based in Miami, Florida. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootingslast_img read more

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Pink Weekend in Provo rain or shine says Organizers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 17, 2017 – Providenciales – All PINK weekend set for Providenciales, Turks and Caicos in a delayed celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month.    In the Pink will happen rain or shine at the Palms Resort on Grace Bay, Saturday, November 18th and it will be an amazing night, promised Karen Whitt who today furnished the evenings events.So here’s the rundown… 7:00 pm General Admission and Shopping… also at 7:00 pm Pink Poker tournament in the Ballroom… 9:00 pm PINK after-party in the courtyard and all night long, Silent auction and raffle draws.    This year, In the Pink is delayed from its usual October time due to the hit of the hurricanes.  Funds raised will go to Cancer and Hurricane Relief.#MagneticMediaNews#allpinkweekendPhoto credit: Paradise Photographylast_img read more

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Saha belives Mourinho can make Manchester United great again

first_imgThe former Red Devils striker thinks that the Portuguese manager has the “quality and pedigree” to lead the club forwardManchester United is currently sitting in the 8th position of the English Premier League table.The team has 20 points, 12 behind leader Manchester City.But for former Red Devils striker Louis Saha, the team can still get back on track with Jose Mourinho at the helm.“He is definitely someone who can do that,” Saha told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He has got the quality, the pedigree, there is nothing wrong with that. We make mistakes as humans and he has done it. He is a grown man and he will identify where he has to improve.”“He doesn’t have as much margin to do it but the club have identified they need to be stable to be consistent,” he explained.“It is all about results. If you win you get time if you don’t.”“The mentality of [Paul] Pogba has been challenged sometimes by the manager. It is really hard to put your finger on what happened,” he added.“But the guy is an immense player with a lot of quality and people will always talk about him.”last_img read more

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How a 3D Printer Just Gave This Little Girl an Awesome New

first_img 6 min read April 1, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Faith Lennox was too excited to sleep much on Monday night. The 7-year-old was busy imagining what it would feel like to sport a cool “robohand” where her left forearm and hand had once been. As she lay awake turning over the possibilities, the final pieces of a revolutionary prosthetic were being 3-D-printed for her, layer by layer in her favorite colors, purple, pink and blue. Her new hand was almost ready.7-yr-old girl gets awesome new “robohand”⇒ 3D-printed tech http://t.co/4gWJrRD7L7 @Enablethefuture’s #OpenSource tech pic.twitter.com/XqrckKJqlw— Jose R Rodriguez (@Metztli_IT) April 1, 2015The next morning, with her parents close behind her and before a crowd of reporters, Faith Velcroed her new, plastic arm and hand unit to her biceps. She flexed her new lightweight fingers and scooped up a plush Nemo toy with them, clutching the stuffed animal in her grasp, then triumphantly holding it up.Related: Scientists Can 3-D Print a New Windpipe on a $2,500 Desktop Machine“I like it,” she said, shyly smiling amid the flashing cameras. “Thank you, thank you,” she softly repeated.Thanks in part to the wonders of 3-D printing, the one-pound, easy-to-use prosthetic cost Faith’s family only $50, a fraction of the price of a traditional, electronic sensor-laden prosthetic arm, which typically runs in the tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes up to $40,000. Also due to the amazing advances in 3-D printing tech, the little girl’s new nonelectronic limb was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours. Comprised of metal screws and nuts, and 20 individual 3-D printed hard plastic pieces — made of a material that hobby drones and small car parts are often made of — she controls it merely by moving her upper arm up and down.Witnessing his daughter triumphantly ride her bike, her brand new hand holding the handlebars, Faith’s father, Gregory, 37, an IT professional, was overcome with emotion. “It’s a very, very good day,” he said, “a very emotional day.”Her makeup artist mother, Nicole, 27, wasn’t surprised to see her courageous daughter test out her new high-tech hardware with such gusto.Related: The Future Is Here: Double Amputee Is Outfitted With Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms“She put that thing on and just started using it,” Nicole told KTLA5. “She hopped right on her bike and she’s having a blast. “We’re so happy for her.”Faith, the oldest of three children, was born with a congenital abnormality called Compartment syndrome, the Associated Press reports. Her orientation during childbirth pinched off the blood supply to her forearm, permanently damaging its muscles, bones, blood vessels and nerves. Doctors tried to save the appendage, but, following months of unsuccessful attempts, they made a tough call: Faith’s arm would have to be amputated below the elbow. She was just nine months old.When she was 3, Faith used a traditional prosthetic hand and electronic arm, but she outgrew the setup after only two years, the Long Beach Press Telegram reports. Her parents told the local newspaper that they didn’t replace the prosthetics after their health insurance company “was hassling them about coverage for a new one.” She’d also tried other conventional prosthetics, but they were too clunky, heavy and difficult to use. So for most of her life, the young Lakewood, Calif., native has simply made do without.Related: Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printersBut she never let being an amputee hold her back. She learned how to do most things one-handed, like washing dishes and braiding her hair (using her teeth).“It has given her a different kind of confidence, and I love it,” her mom said. “As girls, we all struggle with our own securities. I wanted her to embrace the fact that she’s different.”Related: 3-D Printing Points Way to Smarter Cancer TreatmentFaith is also a very active, outdoorsy kid, clobbering and catching balls on the softball field and surfing every weekend with her dad. She aspires to be like Bethany Hamilton, a pro surfer who lost her left arm during a shark attack and the subject of the 2011 film Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.  All the while, Nicole never stopped searching for a better arm for her daughter. Her quest led her to the Lucky Fin Project, a nonprofit that assists parents whose children are missing limbs. A volunteer from Lucky Fin told her about e-NABLE, another volunteer network that helps kids and adults who need prosthetic arms and hands build or acquire them through 3-D printing. e-NABLE, which claims to have built about 1,000 hands for 700 families so far, offers free, open source 3-D printing design files for prosthetics on its website that anyone can download and customize.Nicole put Faith on a waiting list at e-NABLE, according to ABC TV affiliate KFCN. Then she heard about a local 3-D printing studio called Build It Workspace from a friend whose son had recently taken a field trip to the Los Alamitos, Calif., startup with his Boy Scouts troop.Related: Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption7-year-old Faith Lennox gets new prosthetic device made by 3D printer, more @alschaben photos http://t.co/Pn0igCSmFF pic.twitter.com/2ixY5qNfOB— Marc Martin (@latpix) April 1, 2015Soon after, Nicole met with e-NABLE volunteer John Wong at Build It Workspace, along with the studio’s owner and founder Mark Lengsfeld, and a plan to print Faith a “robohand” hatched. It wasn’t long before Carina King, an engineering consultant and volunteer at Build It Workspace, tweaked a few e-NABLE designs to build Faith a new arm, the Press Telegram also reports. King’s volunteer work, along with design assistance from California State University, Dominguez Hills, prosthetics professor Mark Muller, saved the child’s family approximately $5,000 in design fees.“To use the 3-D printing process to help Faith makes me ecstatic,” Lengsfeld told the Press Telegram. “We’re helping her regain more function in her life.”3D printer technology allows 7-year-old Faith Lennox new-found freedom as she is given a new left hand and arm. pic.twitter.com/hARqc0FCyH— Allen Schaben (@alschaben) April 1, 2015Faith will likely outgrow the prosthetic in six months to a year, but she won’t have to go without for long, like she did before. A new one can be 3-D printed for her in less than a day, equally as efficiently and inexpensively. She’ll be back on her beach cruiser bike in no time, and, given her spunk, it’ll probably be minus the training wheels.Related: This Sector Will Drive the 3-D Printing Boomcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

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