Three Kidnapped Crew Rescued in the Philippines

first_imgzoom Three crew members of the bulk carrier Giang Hai have been rescued by the Philippine government troops during a military operation in Kang Tipayan Island, Tawi-Tawi.Apart from the three seafarers, who were freed on November 10, the troops recovered the body of the fourth crewmember. The men were taken from the bulker on February 19, 2017, while the vessel was sailing some 35 nautical miles west of Doc Can Island in Sulu, Philippines.An unknown number of armed men boarded the Vietnam-registered ship at the time and abducted six of its crew, all of whom were of Vietnamese nationality.ReCAAP Information Sharing Center earlier informed that one seafarer was killed as he tried to escape his captors, while the Philippine troops discovered the body of another crewmember in July 2017.The crew were reportedly taken by Abu Sayyaf, an affiliate to the ISIS Islamic terror group, which turned to kidnappings for ransom last year. The group is known to be extremely violent both in the hostile takeover of vessels and the treatment of the hostages.“Tawi Tawi and the surrounding region is widely known to be the hunting grounds and area of operation for the terrorist group,” Gerry Northwood, COO at MAST, maritime risk management consultancy, earlier told World Maritime News.last_img read more

House of Assembly debates Mental Health signs clear on the streets of

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 15, 2016 – While the Mental Health bill is being debated in the House of Assembly due to modernization the Minister of Health, Premier Rufus Ewing wants to see for the law, there is a growing concern for the number of vagrants we see in down town Provo who are believed to be suffering some level of mental instability.Magnetic Media, on the weekend captured a makeshift home on the Airport road, just in front of Caicos Coin Laundromat.  Not only was a home created in the sheltered bus stop there, with old sheets, quilts and carpets but a man, known around town as Cargo was sleeping at the spot… and we might add, very peacefully.Officials say they have tried to get him to return to his house and tried to get his family to curtail him; but others tell us Cargo is stubborn.  Tourism, Social Services, the Red Cross, Police and family were all involved in the intervention; Cargo Taylor has been living on the side of the road for the past three weeks now, according to those who work nearby.The Airport Road is not only home to dozens of businesses but it is the gateway to our main Gateway – the Providenciales International Airport; as for Cargo, sadly it appears his dignity is gone as he is oblivious to the impression he was creating – and much like the smell and sight of the area, it was both bad and sad. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Twoalarm fire burns auto shop in Kearny Mesa

first_imgTwo-alarm fire burns auto shop in Kearny Mesa Posted: March 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 7:25 PM KUSI Newsroom center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 two-alarm blaze broke out early this morning and burned for more than four hours at an auto shop in the Kearny Mesa area, prompting the evacuation of a nearby animal hospital, authorities said.The non-injury blaze was reported around 1:30 a.m. at the Off Road Warehouse, 7915 Balboa Ave., San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief David Pilkerton said.Crews responded to the scene and began dousing the flames inside the two-story building, but around 1:50 a.m. they switched to a defensive response, fighting the blaze from the exterior because the flames had grown too large to fight the fire from inside, he said.A veterinary hospital next door was evacuated as crews battled the flames and county animal services personnel were called in to assist the animals, Pilkerton said.Crews prevented the fire from spreading to nearby buildings and knocked down the flames around 5:55 a.m., Pilkerton said.The cause of the fire was under investigation. March 28, 2019last_img read more

Prez receives first copies of two books on Rabindranath Tagore

first_imgPranab Mukherjee, the President of India, inaugurated the event and received the first copy of the books ‘Tagore’s Vision of the Contemporary World’ and ‘Tagore and Russia’. The books have been edited by Prof Indra Nath Choudhuri and Dr Reba Som respectively.President Pranab Mukherjee, expressed gratitude for the gracious patronage, guidance and support. The President said that Tagore’s idea of global harmony, co-existence and co-operation of individuals and civilizations is best expressed in his own words. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ He added, “Considering Tagore’s special contact with Russia, I thank ICCR for organising the International Seminar to unfold and reassess his perception of Communist Russia.” The first book, ‘Tagore’s Vision of the Contemporary World’ focuses on the world view Tagore had, where ‘knowledge is free’ and ‘where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way in the dreary desert sand of dead habit’ and also to discover, as Tagore had said, ‘the most profound unity, the spiritual unity between the races’. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix They had celebrated the anniversary of Tagore with events around the world and seven major conferences in Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Russia, Vietnam, Hungary and India.The second book ‘Tagore and Russia’ is about Tagore’s special love for the said country and Russia’s influence on his writings and poems. The purpose behind publishing the book ‘Tagore and Russia’, which is a compilation of the seminar papers is to give impetus to those aspects of Tagore’s study, which throws light on India’s relation with Russia and perception about other civilizations of the world.”last_img read more