Robert Nesta Morgan was sworn in as a Government Senator and Parliamentary Secretary this afternoon (May 9) at King’s House.Mr. Morgan, who was the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister, will fill the seat in the Upper House left vacant following the resignation of the former Education, Youth and Information Minister, Ruel Reid in March.Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who conducted the brief swearing-in exercise, said that by accepting the Prime Minister’s invitation, Mr. Morgan has indicated his willingness to commit himself to serve Jamaica and the bicameral legislative process.Governor General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right) presents newly appointed Government Senator and Parliamentary Secretary, Robert Nesta Morgan, with his Instrument of Appointment during a swearing-in ceremony held at King’s House on May 9.“Your contribution, as Parliamentary Secretary, will assist the Prime Minister in the realisation of the policy programmes and objectives of the Government,” the Governor-General said.In his response, Senator Morgan expressed appreciation to Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, for having confidence in him.“The Senate is not a simple appointment, it’s a very significant thing for someone to have confidence that you can sit in the Upper House and contribute to the legislative development of the country.As it relates to the Parliamentary Secretary post, the Prime Minister will determine my specific duties as it relates to that,” he said.The swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson; Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith; Government Senator, Matthew Samuda; and close family members of the new Senator.President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson (left) congratulates newly appointed Government Senator and Parliamentary Secretary, Robert Nesta Morgan (second left) at a swearing-in ceremony held at King’s House on May 9. Sharing the moment are Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith (centre); and Government Senator, Matthew Samuda.
, Military officials searching for owners of abandoned boats off Naval Base Coronado shore January 25, 2018 Posted: January 25, 2018 CORONADO (KUSI) — Military officials are searching for the owners of eight boats that washed ashore on Naval Base Coronado during the rainstorm earlier this month.The unclaimed boats include several sailboats and larger vessels as well as smaller ones.Navy officials say it’s imperative the boats be removed from the beach by Feb. 15, when nesting season begins for some protected species that uses the beach as a habitat.“When the owners do not take responsibility for removing their property from NBC’s beaches, taxpayer money must be used to safely remove the vessel and resulting debris, which directly impacts the base’s ability to meet our mission of supporting and training America’s heroes,” Coronado base information officer Sandy Duchac said.The base can be contacted at (619) 545-7418. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
It is very important to take care of your body after delivering a baby as the body becomes very weak internally and externally because of hormonal changes in the young mother. Keep yourself hydrated and consume adequate calories, says an expert.Celebrity fitness trainer Yogesh Bhateja has shared some key elements that will help one in speedy recovery and getting back in shape in a healthier way. 1. Most important thing which we tend to ignore is keeping hydrated. The new mother should keep herself hydrated all the time. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf2. Every morning it’s essential to do breathing exercise. It calms the nervous system and delivers the essential oxygen to your healing tissues. 3. Consume adequate calories: Post-natal period is the time when your body has gone through a lot of stress and gets weaker. Hormonal changes happens…Eat adequate amount of calories to recover, especially initial six weeks which are very important.4. Eat a diet rich in proteins, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Some of them can be: Protein sources: Green vegetables, chicken, fish, eggs, milk products and beans. Good Fatty acids: Avocado, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, cheese, chia seeds and whole eggs. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive5. Anti-oxidants: Green tea, berries, dark chocolate, kidney beans and artichokes.6. Elements like sugar, smoking, alcohol, steroids, stress, poor sleep and crash diets should be avoided since they are going to effect in the mother’s healing process and will hinder the process of returning to optimal health.7. Short but high intensity interval training targeting major muscles, so that the larger amount of intramuscular energy stores can be used.
Sagar Island: In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Gangasagar Mela, the state Power department has taken up several measures to increase the capacity of the substation at Rudranagar, near here, in South 24-Parganas district. The Power department has been working hard to increase the capacity of the 33/11 kV substation, a senior official of the department said. “We are working on war footing to increase the capacity of the substation at Rudranagar. This is being done for the last few months to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the Gangasagar Mela scheduled to be held in January,” the official said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt has been decided to ensure uninterrupted power supply to 54 points within the Mela premises and surrounding areas, he added. In the previous years, 40 points in and around the Mela used to get uninterrupted power supply, the official said. Work related to laying of underground cables between Kachuberia and Rudranagar have been undergoing to ensure automated power supply through the diesel generated (DG) system in case of any problem related to power supply in any area, he added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn fact, the state administration made elaborate arrangements to ensure the security of the extra high-voltage (EHV) substation in Kakdwip, which has been kept on stand-by. The Power department had nearly doubled the power supply from 8.9 million units per day to 16 million units per day, during the Gangasagar Mela last year. An additional 800 KW of power, excluding 250 KW generated by the State Electricity Board at the Mela ground, 150 KW power at Chemaguri and 170 KW power at Kachuberia, would be generated as well, the official said. The official also said that proper arrangements have been made to provide adequate power supply to the pilgrims as well, when they camp near the Maidan area in Kolkata for a few days, before beginning the last leg of their journey to Gangasagar. “Arrangements have been made to ensure that the pilgrims do not face any problems during their stay at the ground before going to Gangasagar and while going back to their respective destinations,” he said.
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has been instrumental in bringing down the percentage of malnourished children reasonably in the last eight years, since it assumed power in the state. The number, which stood at 47.52 percent before May 2011, is now down to 8.56 percent, with the total number of such children being 5 lakh across the state.”In our Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres, both normal and the malnourished children are provided with breakfast and day meals that have proper protein and calorie content. The malnourished children, in addition, are entitled to carry their breakfast menu home, after their lunch. The food offered is as per the nutrition index announced by the National Food Security Act,” said minister of state for Women and Child Development Shashi Panja, in reply to a query of Left Front MLA Sujit Chakraborty at the state Assembly on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPanja said that her department will soon introduce ‘ready to eat’ food that will be a blend of ground wheat, groundnut, Bengal gram and sugar for breakfast. The malnourished children will be allowed to carry this ready to eat food home. “We are offering training to the self-help groups (SHGs) across the state and SHGs in two districts have already been trained regarding preparation of this ready to eat food. We will begin with two districts and will gradually cover the others,” Panja added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to an official in the state Women & Child Development department, Jhargram has the highest percentage of malnourished children in the state at 16 percent. Interestingly, Murshidabad, which is one of the larger districts of Bengal, has the lowest figure of 4.07 percent. In terms of numbers, West Midnapore has the highest number with 48,069 such children. In May 2019, the state government has offered food to 77,37,658 children, while the number of malnourished children stood at 5,30,875. The ICDS centres provide such food benefits to mothers and their children between the age group of 6 months to 6 years.