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LONGVIEW — A report released Friday suggests that a wider array of choices should be considered for the long-term stability of Spirit Lake to ensure that it does not breach its volcanic debris dam and unleash catastrophic flooding along the Toutle, Cowlitz and Columbia rivers. Among the possibilities: constructing a second drainage tunnel into the lake as a backup to the existing conduit.In addition, according to the report, assessments of flooding and geologic hazards caused by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens are based on old information that needs updating, and a broader array of interest groups should be involved in deciding how to handle the risks posed by Spirit Lake, the erosion of volcanic debris and the volcano itself. Distrust, competing missions and perspectives among all the players now interferes with good, long-term decision making, the report says.The report’s technical-sounding title — “A Decision Framework for Managing the Spirit Lake and Toutle River System at Mount St. Helens” — hints at its character. The 250-page document is academically dense, repetitive and intimidating even for someone intimately familiar with the volcano.Produced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the $570,000 effort reviewed hundreds of studies and papers about the flooding and geological hazards at the volcano but did not involve any new research of its own. It suggests but does not recommend specific actions. Its chief value, perhaps, is that it was written largely by scientists from outside the region, and in that sense it offers some fresh perspective and raises some interesting questions and reminders.For one, despite the complacency that has developed with living with the volcano and its troubles for nearly 40 years, the region must be prepared to deal with those challenges for many more years, the report says.
Welcome to the woods. Stand still, close your eyes and open your senses.Imagine your feet growing roots that burrow deep underground. Lie down on the leaves and notice the chill of the ground, the sweep of the sky. Walk slowly and pause to notice mundane miracles that don’t normally demand attention: the roughness of rocks, the softness of moss, the hidden spiderwebs, the tiny stream that flows from nowhere and disappears again.In Japan, this practice has been named “Shinrin-yoku,” which translates as “forest bathing.” It’s not just a sweet sensation in search of a reason; driven by soaring rates of anxiety, depression, diabetes, cancer and other ailments associated with living in concrete jungles, science has begun to explore what happens to the human body when it’s removed from all that and plunged into pure greenery.The positive results are so striking, it might be a little hard to believe them. But Elizabeth Koch believes, deeply. She’s a current trainee with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, which is based in California but looks to Japan for its inspiration. In Japan, Koch pointed out, there’s a deep cultural connection between people and nature — but there’s also a modern drive to work oneself to a stressed-out death. It’s a real enough problem to have been given its own term too: “Karōshi,” or “overwork death.”That’s not the problem for Koch, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. In January 2016, she said, her prognosis was months to live. Now, at the end of 2017, she’s feeling great about earning her certification as a forest therapy guide and launching her own private consulting business: Northwest Nature and Forest Therapy. Meanwhile, she volunteers to lead as many as 15 participants at a time on “Forest Bathing” walks through the woods at Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center. (The next outing is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 6; visit www.columbiasprings.org to learn more. The price is $30.)The Columbian agreed not to distract folks doing the walk with cameras and questions. We enjoyed our own sample outing with Koch and Columbia Springs volunteer manager Erik Horngren in mid-November — just when heavy rain was starting to fall.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed both a $4.2 billion capital budget that pays for construction projects across the state, as well as a compromise bill on a contentious water issue that had stalled the budget for months.Inslee signed the so-called Hirst fix privately in his office, followed by public signings of the budget and accompanying bonds bill later in the afternoon.Before signing the measures, Inslee said the budget “puts thousands of Washingtonians to work, all across the state of Washington.”“We know this capital budget restarts hundreds of projects to expand and improve affordable housing, mental health facilities, schools, water systems, wild land forest health and so much more,” he said.The Senate and the House passed all of the measures Thursday night after reaching agreement on how to address a state Supreme Court decision known as Hirst involving the use of domestic wells in rural areas. They also quickly passed the construction spending plan that includes money for major projects across the state, including affordable housing, K-12 school buildings, mental health beds and public work projects.
Phillip Meng is more than a year away from starting college, and while he’s not sure which school he wants to attend, he already has the bills covered.Meng was named a 2018 Coolidge Scholar, which gives him free tuition and room and board for four years at any college of his choosing. The scholarship, which is in its third year, is given out by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. Meng is one of four recipients to earn the scholarship this year, and one of 10 people overall to earn the award, which was given to three students in both 2016 and 2017.Meng, 15, a junior at Union High School, said it took a while to sink in that he was one of four students chosen for the scholarship out of 3,200 applicants. He also said earning the scholarship has opened up his collegiate possibilities.“When you take cost out of the equation, it changes how you think about higher education,” he said. “College is too expensive.”If the past recipients are any indication, Meng, who skipped first grade, will have his choice of prestigious universities. Of the six previous Coolidge Scholars, three are attending Harvard University, one is at Rice University, one is about to start at the University of Chicago in the fall, and one is heading to Grove City College in Pennsylvania this fall, according to Matthew Denhart, executive director of the Coolidge Foundation, which is based in Coolidge’s home village of Plymouth Notch, Vt.Meng heard about the scholarship from a friend and teacher, and went in with an “expect nothing, hope for everything” attitude, he said. He thought the application process itself was worth going for it, since all applicants have to read “The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge” and write an essay about the country’s 30th president.
Judith Youde woke at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday to the sounds of birds singing outside her open bedroom window.Their simple yet beautiful songs welcoming the sunrise made her think about the day ahead and inspired her to look up “philanthropy” in the dictionary.The first definition she saw — “affection for mankind” — was equally beautiful in its simplicity.“We care very much about people,” Judith Youde said Tuesday afternoon as she and her husband, Jim, were honored as 2019 Philanthropists of the Year during the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s luncheon. “We see needs, and we fill needs.”About 650 people attended the luncheon at the Hilton Vancouver Washington to recognize those who make the community better by giving their money, time and support.“Philanthropy is addictive,” Judith Youde said. “There is always more to do, more to give.”Alan Hamilton, president of the Clark County Food Bank, introduced the Youdes with a short video. Hamilton credited the couple with virtually establishing his organization, which works to alleviate hunger and its root causes. Today, the regional food bank distributes 6.6 million pounds of food and 5.5 million meals a year.“But it is really how they live that makes a difference,” Hamilton said. “They care about people, and they volunteer and help.”The Youdes have donated to other organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, the Columbia Land Trust and New Heights Church. They have been steady supporters of Vancouver Women’s Foundation, which provides financial assistance to women who have immediate, acute needs preventing them from attaining self-sufficiency.
By Sulayman BahGambian forward Muhamed Keita has been sidelined with a pulled muscle.The 23-year-old trading with Polish giants Lech Poznan is parked to the periphery after he picked up an injury making him unavailable for Sunday’s match.The winger who won the Norwegian premier league with Stromgodset –his club of five seasons –last term, pulled a muscle in his quadriceps while on a training and as a result hasn’t been seen in the line up for Pozan’s three past games.Since signing on an undisclosed sum few months ago, Keita has played in just two out of six league matches.But the club interim gaffer is confident of Muhamed’s return, but refused to be tempted to mention specific date for the wing-wizard’s return.The forward’s abrasion makes him the second Gambian on the treatment table after defender KebbaCeesay sustained a recurrence to his ankle and needed a correction procedure.]]>
West Ham United have reportedly set their sights on a move for Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, claims the Daily MirrorDespite arriving from Leicester City last summer for £35m, Drinkwater was restricted to just 12 appearances in his first season at Chelsea.And now new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has set his sights on a move for the 28-year-old as he continues with his efforts to reinforce his midfield options ahead of his debut campaign.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The Chilean’s efforts to sign the former Leicester midfielder will undoubtedly receive a boost after new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri decided to allow Drinkwater to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.While Drinkwater didn’t have the best campaign last season, he is well known for having been an integral member of the famous Leicester side that defied all expectations to stunningly claim the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign.
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is currently undergoing a medical at Chelsea ahead of completing his loan moveAfter arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015 from Inter Milan, the Croatian midfielder has seen the majority of his appearances come from off the bench at Real and he has now decided to leave in pursuit of regular opportunities.Following this morning’s announcement from Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui that the 24-year-old had informed the club of his desire to leave, Goal have now reported that he has arrived at West London and is currently undergoing a medical ahead of completing his season-long deal to Chelsea.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Due to the arrival of Kovacic, Chelsea will loan Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan.The France international arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £40m deal from As Monaco last summer but failed to establish himself under Antonio Conte and is now set to go to the San Siro in a bid to resurrect his career.
La Liga have formally made a request to the Spanish FA (RFEF) for the January league fixture between Girona and Barcelona to take place in MiamiJust last week, Girona announced that they were willing to go ahead with the planned fixture at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium due to it being a “great opportunity for expansion” for both club and city.Now La Liga have confirmed that both club presidents Delfi Geli and Josep Maria Bartomeu have signed a letter alongside league chief Javier Tebas to formally submit a request.“FC Barcelona, Girona FC & LaLiga seek permission from Spanish Football Federation to stage match in the US,” read a La Liga statement.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The request comes after successfully completing the first key steps with several stakeholders”The Catalan derby between Girona and Barcelona will take place on January 26 at a proposed time of 8.45pm (CEST time).Meanwhile, around 1,500 Girona season-ticket holders will be offered free air travel and accommodation by La Liga as the game was originally supposed to take place at the club’s Estadi Montilivi.La Liga president Tebas announced a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports to stage La Liga fixtures in the United States last month, which caused huge controversy among players and fans.
Chelsea winger Pedro played down concerns over a potential injury that he sustained in the club’s 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa LeagueThe former Barcelona star played the full 90 minutes as Chelsea began took home all three points in the opening game of their Europa League campaign in Greece.But in the final moments of the game, Pedro appeared to sustain a nasty shoulder injury after colliding with the PAOK goalkeeper.However, Pedro has posted an update on his well-being on social media.“Good start in the Europa League. Everything’s ok despite the incident at the end of the game. Come on Blues!!” he wrote on Instagram.Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri had said last night that he was unsure over whether or not Pedro would be available for the club’s next game against West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.A goal from Brazilian winger Willian sealed the win for Chelsea on Thursday night against PAOK.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Pedro has scored three goals in seven appearances across all competitions for Chelsea this season.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has been speaking about the team’s chances of winning this season’s Premier League crown after their best start to the season after eight league games.The England international has welcomed his club’s brilliant start to the season but has revealed his ‘shock’ at his side being only two points off the top.Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured a scrappy against Cardiff City on Saturday courtesy of an early strike from midfielder Eric Dier, however, both he and the gaffer have called for improvements in their early season performances.The former Southampton manager has raised concerns about the manner in which his team have won games despite achieving a club record eighteen points from eight games in the Premier League era.The Lilywhites are yet to hit the heights of their performances last season but Rose revealed that he was happy that his team were winning ‘ugly’.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.And when questioned whether it was a sign of champions the former Sunderland loanee admitted he was uncertain as the is yet to win any trophy yet but warned Spur’s rivals that with the winter months approaching, it won’t be long before they hit top gear.According to the Daily Mirror, Rose said:“I think we’re a great team but it’s hard to say it’s a sign of champions because we haven’t won anything yet. But it’s a great sign and I’d rather win ugly than lose playing brilliant football. Hopefully when we get back [from the international break], the performances will come.”“History says under this manager that October, November and December is when we’re very strong and we look forward to it when we get back. It literally is just a matter of time.”
The tournament was born in 2000 but it has been only celebrated yearly since 2005 in places like Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and MoroccoIn 1998, former FIFA president Joseph Blatter laid out the path for what would be the first FIFA Club World Cup ever.For many years FIFA had tried to create an intercontinental tournament that would face the best of each confederation.But they always meet with the refusal of CONMEBOL and UEFA of allowing teams from other confederations to participate until the creation of the Club World Cup.Controversy aside, the first edition was played in Brazil in 2000. On that tournament, Corinthians beat Vasco da Gama 4-3 after penalty kicks to be crowned the first champion.The next edition would have been in 2001 in Spain, but FIFA met with many scheduling problems until they were able to fix a date later in December for the competition.OFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco have also hosted the Club World Cup.Spanish La Liga’s Real Madrid and Barcelona are the most successful teams with three trophies each.And Los Merengues want more. This year they will participate in the 2018 edition that will start on Wednesday, December 12.All the coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup will be available at Ronaldo.com, where our team of correspondents will be in the Emirati country to show fans the most important news of the tournament.Please follow our social media for more information: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Former Rangers footballer Derek Johnstone says it is time for the club’s former captain Lee Wallace to move on from the club after struggling for playing time under a new manager, Steven Gerrard.Derek Johnstone in an article posted on Evening Times described Wallace as a passionate lover of Rangers but has to move on at this point in his career.The article read: “Lee Wallace has become a Rangers man, he is very passionate about the club and he loves the club. But it is probably time for him to move on from Ibrox.Some people can have short memories in football and you forget what Lee did for Rangers during their troubles. He should always be thanked for that.“Now, though, he has to think about himself and he should be looking to leave Rangers for the good of his career so that he can go away and play football.“Lee isn’t up chapping the manager’s door every day asking why he isn’t playing and he will fully understand the situation right now.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“I have no doubt that he would want to stay at the club but if someone comes in for him this month he should think about taking the opportunity to get back on the park. He has to seriously think about it.“He will want to play week in week out but that isn’t going to happen for him at Rangers. So a move is the best thing for him.“I know there has been talk about a return to Hearts in the past and, without having spoken to Lee about it, I am sure that would interest him.“He has been linked with a move down south as well and he won’t be short of offers if he decides that now is the time for him to leave.“He has been on the sidelines for a while now for a number of reasons and he hasn’t played enough football for a player of his quality over the last year or so.“If Steven Gerrard can’t guarantee him regular football, which he certainly can’t, then it is probably for the best that Lee moves on. If he does, he will do so with the thanks of the Rangers support.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 24 Sept 2014 – And During House of Assembly debate this week, the Minister of Border Control and Labourt, Hon Donhue Gardiner confirmed that there remains no Memorandum of Understanding between Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. The Official Opposition’s parliamentary question focused on the illegal migrant problem as last weekend 58 Haitians were intercepted off Provo after the coastal radar spotted them; a mother and child among them. Reports are the three month old baby girl who was admitted for medical care at hospital with her mother is doing well … and now surfacing, is news that the child’s status in the TCI is being investigated. Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Related Items:donhue gardiner, haiti, house of assembly
Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cartwhright-robinson, donhue gardiner, george lightbourne, immigration bill, opposition, Pdm, pnp, sharlene Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – The Immigration Bill 2014 was rejected in the House of Assembly yesterday… as once again PNP Cabinet Minister George Lightbourne opts out of standing with his party in parliament; as a result the PNP Administration saw its immigration bill fail to go through the necessary second reading. Eight no votes on that second reading … seven yes votes and two abstentions by the Governor’s appointed members… House Speaker Robert Hall told the Border Control minister the bill could go no further. QUOTE. Hon Donhue Gardiner moved to lay the bill on the table with the hopes of the document being brought back for debate. Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson suggested that the government seek consultation and then return with the now disallowed bill, which has been under construction for nearly two years. Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’
Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Recommended for you Related Items:cacique, henry the conch, Intercaribbean Airways, lyndon gardiner, magazine, melbourne penn, premier rufus ewing, provo air center, trevor sadler Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Jun 2015 – A new inflight delight was unveiled by InterCaribbean Airways last night; the new magazine Cacique can today be found in all seat back pockets in the fleet of aircraft of this TCI-based company which connects as many as six Caribbean nations. In a debut ceremony at the new Provo Air Center FBO, General Manager Trevor Sadler said the magazine will showcase the leaders, from sites to happenings to individuals, as the name of the publication was inspired by the Taino Indians.“As we move along, how the magazine represents the islands. We don’t want to be just your average reading experience; we want to find exciting things to talk about when you go to visit the countries which we fly to…”Henry the Conch, the TCIs Tourism Ambassador is the first to appear on this first edition as an ‘environmental hero’. Melbourne Penn, Henry’s creator said now that the country has attained #1 in the world with Provo as the choice island destination, it is time to become #1 in the world for cleanliness. Business, aviation, guests and tourism executives gathered for the debut, including Premier Rufus Ewing. “The magazine is like the airline, first class.” Founder of Air Turks and Caicos, now InterCaribbean Airways, Lyndon Gardiner was thrilled at the accomplishment as the magazine features articles and advertising from the various islands ICA serves. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items:#FNMGovernmentToPayPoliceViaLoan, #magneticmedianews, #PoliceToGetMoniesOwed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, Wednesday 17th May 2017: The new FNM government is vowing to keep the promised pay out to police officers of The Bahamas. Former Prime Minister Perry Christie made the promise during his 2017 election campaign. And despite the FNM’s former leader, Hubert Ingraham saying the move was impossible, newly sworn in Finance Minister Peter Turnquest says government will make it happen, at the expense of taking a loan.Turnquest speaking to reporters following the FNM administration’s first cabinet meeting says “We intend to honour the commitment. Some degree of borrowing would be required to help the government fulfil its obligations”.Similar comments were made by the new National Security Minister, Marvin Dames who also assured government’s commitment to paying the officers. He too stated that Cabinet was in the process of determining whether there is sufficient money in the Public Treasury to cover the payments.Payment is owed to the Police Officers following a Supreme Court ruling ordering government to pay officers for working 12-hour shifts at in 2013 and 2014, after it was instituted officers work 12 hour shifts in an effort to clamp down on criminal activity. It was ordered by the Supreme Court that compensation be received within a year. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#PoliceToGetMoniesOwed#FNMGovernmentToPayPoliceViaLoan
Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 7th 2017 – Nassau – A young Bahamian man was shot and killed following gunfire outside a nightclub in Miami this week. 21-year old, Wendell Soliphar from Freeport, was one of two victims shot on Wednesday, after enjoying a night out.According to police reports, at around 4:30am shots fired were heard from the Broward Arts and Music Nightclub also called BAM, located along Northwest 20th Terrace and West Broward Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. When police responded to the shooting Soliphar’s body was found lied on the street. It is believed that Soliphar was shot as he was leaving the club.Two other persons injured in the shooting were taken to the hospital, and one succumbed to his injures. The incident took place just blocks away from the Broward Sherriff’s Office. No suspects have yet been arrested. Investigations are continuing.Relatives of the victim said he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Soliphar had recently migrated from Bahamas to South Florida looking to get a fresh start in life. He leaves behind an 8-year old daughter.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 7, 2017 – Grand Bahama – As the country celebrates its 44th Independence on July 10 some of the best and brightest Bahamians have made contributions in many spheres internationally, said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday.The ceremony is part of the 44th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. “Our small national has become the envy, not just of the region but countries around the world who have understudied what we have done in tourism and in financial services. Even in crisis, we continue to prove we are resilient and powerful. In the aftermath of the blacklisting, we produce a cadre of compliance officers who designed one of the sophisticated compliance regimes that assisted this region in getting back on track.“Therefore, this morning as we raise our flag, we salute all those nation builders on whose shoulders we stand, some with title and many with no name or face recognition but, nevertheless, they played a pivotal role in transforming life as we know it in The Bahamas. So, we salute them. We also acknowledge that there are many unrealized dreams that we have set, and there are some stubborn issues that threaten the gains that we have made thus far. This Minnis led government believes that the collective will and genius of the Bahamian people will enable us to grow our economy once again; reduce the high incidences of crime and the high occurrences of non-communicable and other diseases. We are determined to forge deeper relationships with all Bahamians, regardless of their political persuasion, religious differences, differences in race. All of us have to be on the same page if we are to transform this country for the better.”Minister Pintard saluted all those who had the insight and courage 44 years ago who felt it was time for the country to govern its own affairs and sit at international tables as equals.“The pursuit and achievement of Independence on the 10th of July, 1973, was an acknowledgement that we ought to be the main agents, the main architects designing our own future and managing the growth and development of our own country. We accepted the challenge undergirded by our faith in God and the confidence in our collective ability as a people.“Over the last four decades plus, despite all of our challenges, we’ve accomplished I believe you would agree with me this morning, a great deal as a people. In the international sphere, our voice factored loudly. When we engaged as a global community in the discussion of disarmament, there was a Bahamian chairing many of those sessions, Dr. Davidson Hepburn. In international diplomacy our own Missouri Sherman-Peters impacted the significant work done by the United Nations, and our first Prime Minister, Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling’s voice resonated internationally as we dismantled as a global community Apartheid’s wall and rebuilt in its place, a multiracial South Africa that even today is working to forge a lasting peace.”The country has made contributions all over the world, he said. “In academics, we continue to produce multiple Rhode’s scholars, scientists that are impacting the world both in technology, just ask NASA and in medicine as we travel throughout particularly Africa assisting on many levels. We have set a standard. Many of our scholars have sat international standardized exams and performed as well, and often better, than their colleagues who hail from around the globe.“We are good as anyone else, anywhere else in the world.“Sons and daughters of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have caused tens of millions around the world to pause and salute The Bahamas as our flag has been raised in numerous stadiums around the world where track and field took place, in aquatic centres where swimming took place, on the shores even in Regattas. Our amateur and elite athletes have made a difference, have made us proud and have made the world take note.”He added, “This morning, we salute all of you who continue to engage in this nation building exercise. Bahamians, those that have chosen to cast their lot with us and have moved to The Bahamas. Diplomats who have worked with us on an ongoing basis, we look forward to working with you to frame a democracy that will be envied.“This year’s theme, “One God, One People, One Bahamas” is a most appropriate reminder of the core values that have held us together since Independence.”Also present for the flag raising ceremony, held at the Harold Degregory Complex were: Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour; Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister along with other Members of Parliament, senior government officials and religious leaders.While the ceremony was taking place in Freeport, Senate president, the Hon. Kay Forbes-Smith was present with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest in East Grand Bahama. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, the Hon. Iram Lewis and Parliamentary Secretary of Information and Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Pakesha Parker-Edgecombe were in West Grand Bahama. All three areas held Flag Raising Ceremonies simultaneously.THE HON. MICHAEL PINTARD, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley)SALUTE TO THE FLAG – Senior government officials and officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Defence Force, are seen during the Flag Raising Ceremony of the 44th Anniversary of Independence ceremony on Friday at the Harold Degregory Complex. Shown in the front row from left are: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Clarence Reckley; Andrew Bowe, Senior Lt./Executive Officer of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and OC of Grand Bahama; and Deputy Commission of Police and OC of Grand Bahama, Emrick Seymour; Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour; the Hon. Michael Pintard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture; Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of Statefor Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister and Rev. Peter Pinder, president, Grand Bahama Christian Council.Story by: Robyn AdderleyPress Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley)