Fort Charlotte Comes Alive with Period Costumes Thanks to Historic Bahamas Foundation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:aamc, bahamas, bahamas foundation council, fort charlotte, keith tinker, owen bethel Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRaquel Davis is selling her wares like her great-grandmother did 100 years before her –from a straw basket made from Andros plait, lifting, gently turning, holding out each sugar apple, soursop and fresh pear for the ‘buyer’ to examine. Eyes brimming with pride for the produce she grew, she is dressed in period costume from the straw hat on her head to the long skirt made of rough-hewn cotton, maybe a potato sack.Nearby, Shenique is telling the story of Fort Charlotte, built in 1787 to protect Nassau against an attack by the French which never materialized. Meantime, Veronica is welcoming the latest group of visitors to the country’s largest fortress. “Welcome to Fort Charlotte,” her voice bellows, “where the history will intrigue you, the structure will amaze you and the view will inspire you.”The three women are posted at one of Nassau’s oldest sites, Fort Charlotte, rapidly becoming one of the city’s fastest growing attractions. They’re among a troupe that is giving the hilltop fort new life with guides in period costume bringing living history to hundreds flocking back to the fort by the bus and taxi-load, thanks to support from the Historic Bahamas Foundation Council.“This is truly living history and it’s fascinating — every sentence packed with intrigue and insight,” said Council Chairman Owen Bethel. “When AMMC (Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation) came to us to request the funds for the costuming, we immediately recognized the potential and it was a unanimous yes, but seeing it in action reinforces what a great asset it is for us to be able to tell the remarkable story.”Bethel toured the fort with Council members, businesswoman and philanthropist Nancy Kelly, attorney and former jurist Yvette McCartney, Albany Vice President Dr. Tyrone McKenzie, public relations executive Diane Phillips andNew Providence Development Company President Philip Simon.“This is really interesting,” said Kelly. “I never realized there was a well here or what it took to build this, or that 40 men slept crowded in the small stone dungeon.”AMMC Executive Director Dr. Keith Tinker had proposed the period costuming along with the firing of the cannon at noon on Wednesday and Friday as part of a broader business plan to bring new life and activity to historic sites while preserving their integrity.As guards dressed in military uniform prepared for the firing of the cannon, visitors and Council members got a quick history lesson. The original cannons at all three forts on the site were so valuable because of their bronze England shipped them back and between 1844 and 1859 replaced them with steel. One loud Ka-boom accompanied by plumes of white smoke proved the old cannons still worked, but Fort visitors were told, “These cannons have only been fired in celebration, never fired in any anger.” Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

Suspended Grand Turk Flight Operations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 14, 2018 – Grand Turk – All flight operations at JAGS McCartney International Airport in Grand Turk has been temporarily suspended until further notice due to a fire in the control tower.In the early hours of Sunday morning, we received reports that the control tower had caught on fire.   Emergency services were immediately notified and the fire was soon after extinguished.  All efforts are being made to restore safe operations in a short a time as is possible.This investigation is ongoing and we shall inform the general public once flights operations are able to resume. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Manchester United v Juventus headtohead

first_imgWith Manchester United set to confront Italian Champions Juventus at Old Trafford in what would influence the outcome of the final group standings, Here is a look down memory lane on how they have fared in previous meetings.Mourinho is relishing the chance of confronting a team he described as the best in the world currently, despite the poor results in recent times the Portuguese gaffer can take solace in his team’s recent display at the Bridge, then replicate what their predecessors achieved in the past.The last time both sides met in the competition, United ran away 3-0 winners away from home thanks to a brace from Giggs and a solitary strike from Van Nistelrooy.Manchester United v Juventus Champions League head-to-head25/2/2003 – Juventus – Manchester United FC 0-3 (Turin) Giggs 15, 41, Van Nistelrooy 6319/02/2003 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 2-1 (Manchester) Brown 4, Van Nistelrooy 85; Nedvěd 90+2harry 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…21/04/1999 – Juventus – Manchester United FC 2-3 agg: 3-4 (Turin) F. Inzaghi 6, 11; Keane 24, Yorke 34, Cole 837/4/1999 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 1-1 (Manchester) Giggs 90+2; Conte 2510/12/1997 – Juventus – Manchester United FC 1-0 (Turin) F. Inzaghi 8401/10/1997 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 3-2 (Manchester) Sheringham 37, Scholes 69, Giggs 89; Del Piero 1, Zidane 9020/11/1996 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 0-1 (Manchester) Del Piero 36 (P)11/09/1996 – Juventus – Manchester United FC – 1-0 (Turin) Bokšić 34last_img read more

Ruben LoftusCheek delighted with Maurizio Sarris Chelsea

first_imgRuben Loftus-Cheek has acknowledged that his club’s manager Maurizo Sarrri is helping him to improve, stating that he is happy with “good, healthy competition” at Chelsea.The 22-year-old has shattered Chelsea’s record and carved a record niche for himself by being the first English player to score European hat-trick for Chelsea in 47 years.Loftus-Cheek revealed how Sarri would remind him of his position during his match-winning performance.“He’s always trying to help me, defensively and position-wise,” Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports News.When asked if Sarri had an impact on him, he said:“Definitely, but I’ll always improve as a player day by day, technically and tactically from training. The more I play the better I’ll get as well.“My target at the moment is to get my positioning right and the rest will come after that.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“It’s good, healthy competition,” Loftus-Cheek added.“We’re doing so well at the moment, that competition really drives the team.“That’s why we’ve been doing so well because everyone wants to do well in training – training is so sharp. We’re all so effective in training it brings the best out of the team. No complaints on that and we keep that going.”On whether he would be disappointed if he did not start against Burnley on Sunday, Loftus-Cheek said:“I’m not thinking about that. Right now, it’s to get my recovery in – my hamstrings are feeling it a bit.”last_img read more

Allegri Barcelona are the Champions League favourites

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri reckons Barcelona are favourites to claim the Champions League title this seasonFollowing Cristiano Ronaldo’s blockbuster summer arrival at Turin, hopes are high that Juventus will end their 22-year wait for European glory.But Allegri feels that, at best, Juventus are currently amongst the top four candidates at the moment.“This year the favourite for the Champions League is Barcelona, but we are amongst the top four,” Allegri, according to FourFourTwo.However, the Italian’s main focus lies with this Saturday’s game against Cagliari, where Juventus are hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the Serie A campaign.“Tomorrow, we have to win and winning is never an easy thing as we saw against Empoli,” added Allegri.“Our opponents have their objectives and they will give their all against us. We can’t afford to drop any points.“You have to focus more on Serie A, because in the Champions League focusing happens automatically as there are not as many matches and they are all tough.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Therefore we must always show respect and concentration.“Cagliari are a difficult opponent. They are the team that has covered the most ground in the league and are dangerous in the box.“We have to win and prepare ourselves for Wednesday’s game.Allegri will be able to count on the services of Mario Mandzukic and Sami Khedira for this weekend.Although the Italian confirmed both captain Giorgio Chiellini and winger Federico Bernardeschi are out.Ronaldo along with midfield duo Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi will play, while goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to start in goal.The match between Juventus and Cagliari will begin at 20:30 (CEST) on Saturday at Turin.last_img read more

Frank Leboeuf understands Pogbas postWorld Cup struggles

first_imgFrance’s 1998 World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf sympathises with Paul Pogba struggles to rediscover his form after the glory he experienced with the national teamThe 25-year-old midfielder played a key role in France’s second World Cup title in the summer.However, upon his return to Manchester United, Pogba has appeared to be a mere shadow of the player that he was at Russia.This has put Pogba in the firing line with United also struggling for form this season.But former Chelsea defender Leboeuf knows full well what Pogba is going through and urged fans to remain patient with the star.The 50-year-old reckons that Pogba needs time to rediscover his “big appetite” after the glory he tasted over the summer.“It was very hard to come back to Chelsea, to the training ground, to start running, to think we had to play the first game away to Coventry,” Leboeuf told ESPN.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“As Paul said, you touch the stars. For thousands of people it wasn’t a dream, it was a fantasy.“Suddenly you win it and you have to find the goals to make sure you still have a big appetite in football.“You go through a kind of a depression where you have to find what you’re fighting for.“Maybe that’s what Paul is living right now with all the players.“You have to find back the pleasure of being back with your friends and liking sweating and suffering for the sake of it.“It comes little by little. You have to work hard to try and win trophies, it’s the only way to make sure you’re still concerned about your sport.”Pogba has managed five goals and four assists in 15 appearances for United this term.last_img read more

Mata lauds Uniteds complete performance

first_imgJuan Mata has described Manchester United’s emphatic 4-1 win against Fulham as the “complete performance”, and has called for more of the same.Mata scored the second goal as United thrashed a hapless Fulham side 4-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.It was an impressive first half from Jose Mourinho’s side as they were three goals up at halftime, and Mata was delighted with their display and urged his teammates to replicate yesterday’s performance in every game.“It’s not easy,” Mata told Sky Sports.“Obviously it’s a very good position to be, but it’s not easy to keep that level of intensity. Subconsciously you relax a little bit when you’re three goals ahead.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…“They score so we needed to keep ourselves going and try to score again, which we did. It’s always important to be focused 90 minutes because by doing that we will be a better team.“I will say that today was a very complete performance. It was a shame that we couldn’t keep the clean sheet, but it was a very good performance.“A performance that the fans I think they have been waiting for and we know that we have to do this more often.”last_img read more

David Wagner leaves Huddersfield by mutual consent

first_imgDavid Wagner has left Huddersfield by mutual consent with the club bottom of the Premier League, Sky Sports reports.Wagner joined Huddersfield Town as coach in November 2015 following the departure of Chris Powell.He also came along with his Borussia Dortmund friend Christoph Bühler to be his assistant at Huddersfield. In the summer of 2016, Wagner reinforced the club with acquisistion of 13 players from across the continent.FC Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Muenchen - BundesligaMatch Preview: Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 Bayern Munich travel to Gelsenkirchen for their first away game of the 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign.Some of the players include Danny Ward, Chris Löwe, and Aaron Mooy and whom Wagner took on a bonding tour of Sweden, where they had to survive with only basic equipment for a few days after which the bond was assumed to have given the team success in early 2016-2017.They visited Austria and returned with two clean sheets in matches against Bundesliga sides Werder Bremen and FC Ingolstadt. Huddersfield entered top of the table at the start September 2017, securing a win at St James’ Park against Newcastle United.Wagner has received praises for his achievements in keeping Huddersfield in the Premier League at the end of the 2017–18 season.last_img read more

Man who tried to lure teenage girls in Escondido sentenced to eight

first_img VISTA (KUSI) — A man who tried to lure a number of underage girls into his car in Escondido, and succeeded in getting a young woman to get into his vehicle, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison.Spicer Van Allen Conant, 46, pleaded guilty last month to felony charges of kidnapping, contact with a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense and unlawful possession of an assault rifle.The defendant, who will be required to register as a sex offender for life, expressed remorse for his actions and apologized to his victims, even though there were none in the courtroom, said Deputy District Attorney Garret Wong.Conant was arrested during a traffic stop in Escondido the morning of March 21, 2017, minutes after an 18-year-old woman agreed to get into his red 1994 Mazda Miata convertible. In the trunk of the suspect’s car, police found an assault rifle and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition, Lt. Justin Murphy said.Beginning in May 2016, Conant drove up alongside girls and women on various Escondido roadways, asked them for directions to nearby streets or freeways and then urged them to get into his car, Murphy said.Following the first several suspected abduction attempts, which involved girls ages 15 and 16, police identified Conant as the suspect via a cellphone photo taken by a witness, Murphy said.Though they ultimately decided that no crimes had occurred during those incidents, detectives interviewed Conant and put out a public bulletin seeking other potential victims. None came forward, and the case was closed, the lieutenant said.Last March 15, a man matching Conant’s description and driving a red older-model Mazda Miata approached a 27-year-old woman and asked her for directions, Murphy said. After she complied with his request, the driver began insisting that she get into his vehicle to show him the way. Growing suspicious, the woman took a photo of him with her cellphone, at which point he drove off. Murphy said.Due to the clear similarities with the earlier suspected abduction attempts, detectives put Conant under surveillance.About 6:30 a.m. on March 21, Conant left his home, drove into Escondido and approached five female pedestrians — four of them minors — over a period of about 90 minutes, the lieutenant said. The first four declined his exhortations to get into his car, but when the fifth pedestrian consented, officers promptly pulled Conant over and took him into custody, Murphy said. January 16, 2018 Man who tried to lure teenage girls in Escondido sentenced to eight years Posted: January 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego soldier dies in noncombat incident in Kosovo

first_img Updated: 9:48 PM SAN MARCOS (KUSI) – A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a “non-combat related” incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Robinson died Thursday at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, according to a Defense Department statement. He was deployed as part of Operation Joint Guardian, a peacekeeping force in Kosovo.Robinson, 36, was a graduate of San Marcos High School, according to his Facebook profile.He was assigned to the 155th Medical Detachment, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.Officials offered no further details on the nature of the incident that led to Robinson’s death, other than to say it was under investigation. KUSI Newsroom, San Diego soldier dies in non-combat incident in Kosovo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: May 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom May 26, 2018last_img read more

SANDAG and Waze Carpool partner up to make military commutes free

first_imgSANDAG and Waze Carpool partner up to make military commutes free Posted: August 7, 2018 Updated: 10:38 AM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Military service members in San Diego can now get free rides to and from military bases through SANDAG and Waze Carpool’s joint Military Carpool Incentive program.The San Diego Association of Governments announced Monday that it is partnering up with Waze Carpool to help ease traffic congestion and give back to San Diego’s military community.“The San Diego region is home to one of the largest military populations in the nation. We are excited to partner with Waze Carpool to ease traffic congestion, help the environment, and give our servicemembers free rides to and from work,” said SANDAG Chair and Del Mar City Councilmember Terry Sinnott.Now through November, Waze Carpool will offer free commutes to and from these military bases for one month each:• August: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Naval Base San Diego• September: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton• October: Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado• November: Naval Base Point Loma and U.S. Coast GuardNo promotional codes are required.Waze Carpool is also reimbursing drivers for military commutes, making it free for everyone involved. Drivers will receive up to $0.54 per mile for picking up others commuting to or from a base.Carpoolers can also take advantage of regional carpool benefits like HOV and Express Lanes, Park & Ride lots, and the Guaranteed Ride Home program.For more information about the promotion, or to download the Waze Carpool app, visit iCommuteSD.com/military. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, Military FacebookTwitter , August 7, 2018last_img read more

Political civil and nonprofit leaders blame Feds for release of asylumseeking families

first_imgPolitical, civil, and non-profit leaders blame Feds for release of asylum-seeking families into San Diego KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 8, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of San Diego political and civic leaders say the federal government has dumped a huge problem into their laps, how to care for legal asylum-seeking families released onto the streets of San Diego.KUSI’s John Soderman is downtown at the newly opened migrant shelter with more on this story. March 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Study finds senior centers unprepared for booming senior population

first_imgStudy finds senior centers unprepared for booming senior population August 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 26, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A report released today by the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation found that the network of senior centers in the county may be unprepared for the growth of the region’s senior population over the next decade.The foundation visited and analyzed data from the 28 senior centers around the county and seven community centers that serve seniors to prepare the report, which is intended to identify challenges facing local senior centers and how to fix them before the county’s senior population explodes.Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, people over age 65 number nearly 470,000 and make up nearly 14% of the county’s population of 3.3 million. By 2030, county residents aged 60 or older could number more than one million.“This influx will strain the already fragile network of existing services for seniors, increasing the risk of social isolation and many other concerns,” said SDSCF Board Chair Ted Chan. “Society is not ready to deal with the reality that the national and local infrastructure is inadequate and ill-equipped to effectively serve a burgeoning senior population.”The report found that a majority of senior centers and in need of repairs and many are underfunded. According to the report, 21 of the 28 senior centers surveyed were built at least 30 years ago. In addition, many senior centers are understaffed, six have no full-time staff members and 20 are overseen by only one or two full-time employees.Various external factors like housing affordability and language barriers have also hampered senior centers’ ability to serve older residents. Seniors often have difficulty arranging transportation to and from their local senior center and the facilities themselves are often unable to provide transportation due to shoestring budgets, according to the report.“The objective of this report is to call out and inspire community leaders, politicians and philanthropists to take action now and create solutions to improve and enrich the lives of San Diego’s older adults,” said foundation President and CEO Bob Kelly.One potential solution to accommodate the growing senior population is an emphasis on philanthropy, according to the foundation. Nationally, roughly 2% of philanthropic money is donated to senior programs, a rate that has stayed stagnant for the last two decades, according to the report.The foundation also recommends partnerships with local healthcare foundations and hospital systems as potential funding sources, and the formation of a conference of local senior center leaders to discuss local strategies to accommodate the senior population.The SDSCF published the report with grant funding from the Gary and Mary West Foundation. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more