Memorial held for slain Filipino 8000 to get him home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jan 2015 – The Filipino Community says it will take $8,000 to get slain Bobby Labante’s body home to his family in the Philippines. Labante was killed on December 27th while at home at Bryant Cox apartments in Five Cays, mysteriously. On that night roommates say they were attacked in home invasion but Police are still boggled by the case and have not even classified the investigation due to the conflicting accounts of what happened. Forty-six year old Labante was the sole breadwinner for his three children and wife; a memorial was held at the local Catholic church in his memory over the weekend, according to a PTV8 news report. While the Filipino community here is looking to the employer and National Insurance to carry the bill of sending Lubante’s body home; they are hoping for donations for extra funds which can be provided to his family now left somewhat destitute. If you want to donate you can reach out to the Filipino Community and if you have any information in this case, where two men were reportedly stabbed by masked assailants, please contact 1-800-TIPS, that’s 1-800-8477. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bobby labante, memorial service Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipinescenter_img Man charged with New Years Day shooting Recommended for youlast_img read more

Being a vegan helps lose weight Study

first_imgIf you are looking for a size zero figure, then following a vegan diet that includes no animal products could offer better results than other weight-loss plans, says a study.“Vegetarian diets are more effective than non-vegetarian diets for weight loss,” said researcher Ru-Yi Huang of E-Da Hospital in Taiwan.The study reviewed the results of twelve diet trials, involving 1,151 dieters who followed a specific eating regime for between nine and 74 weeks. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Overall, individuals assigned to the vegetarian diet groups lost significantly more weight (around 2.02 kg) than dieters who ate meat and other animal products. Vegetarians who followed a vegan diet lost even more weight. Comparatively, they lost around 2.52 kg more than non-vegetarian dieters. Vegetarians who consumed dairy products and eggs lost around 1.48 kg more than those on a non-vegetarian diet. According to Huang, the abundant intake of whole grains, fruits and vegetables might play a role in the favourable results seen in vegetarian diets. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhole-grain products and vegetables generally have low glycaemic index values and do not cause blood sugar levels to spike. Fruits are rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and protective chemicals that naturally occur in plants.Whole-grain products contain soluble fiber. Such so-called good fiber helps to delay the speed by which food leaves the stomach and ensures good digestion. The researchers found that people following vegetarian diets that prescribe a lower than normal intake of calories (so-called energy restriction) also shed more kilograms than those without any such limitations being placed on their eating habits. The findings appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.last_img read more

Reminder of the impaired Education system

first_imgThe 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, – International theatre festival at National School of Drama, in the capital, witnessed the classic Bengali play ‘Neelima’ whose Playwright is Eugène Ionesco; is directed by Biplab Bandyopadhyay and performed by the renowned Kolkata theatre group, ‘Prachyo’. The play focuses about a student who comes to a teacher’s house to study. She is ambitious, hence, wants to do research in several fields. The choice of her field is perplexing. As the story unfolds, the student is seen as lacking the understanding of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, like addition and subtractions. The professor tries to use several techniques but fails to make her understand. Then the professor decides to teach her literature since she fails to respond to mathematics. The professor tries to prove the depth and knowledge he has about literature. Eventually, the student gets fed up and complains of toothache. But the professor doesn’t listen to her and starts getting violent, and finally kills her. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Neelima’ is a Bengali adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s ‘The Lesson’. It is a masterpiece that is full of sarcasm and tells the tale of impaired education system that is prevalent in the society. The way in which education is imparted in our country is grossly mechanical. Knowledge has given way to rank and result. Any sensible person cannot overlook the crisis. Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian-born French dramatist whose one-act “antiplay” La Cantatrice chauve (1949; The Bald Soprano) inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques and helped inaugurate the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’. Elected to the Académie Française in 1970, Ionesco remains among the most important dramatists of the 20th century. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHis tragicomic farces dramatize the absurdity of bourgeois life, the meaninglessness of social conventions, and the futile and mechanical nature of modern civilization. His plays build on bizarrely illogical or fantastic situations using such devices as the humorous multiplication of objects on stage until they overwhelm the actors. The entire cast put up a wonderful show with the brilliant acting prowess and coordination in the scenes. The protagonists included eminent theatre artist Gautam Halder along with Saoli Chattopadhyay who beautifully essayed the roles of the Teacher and the student respectively. Director Biplab Bandyopadhyay has been acting in different theatre groups and was awarded the Best Actor Award in the year 2001 from the cultural department of the Government of West Bengal and Shyamal Sen Smriti Samman in the year 2002 for a major contribution in the field of Bengali theatre. As a director, he formed the theatre group ‘Prachyo’ in the year 2009 and till date has produced five plays. He has also directed two short films and a documentary, and acted in many films. His plays ‘Andhare Akela’ and ‘Caligula’ have participated in the Bharat Rang Mahotsav.’Prachyo’ is a group of performing artists, actors and cultural organizers endeavouring to promote and support regional, national and international artistic expressions in the fields of visual as well as performing arts, and to organize workshops, debates, conferences and seminars on various art forms as well as present original and thought provoking works in various artistic areas.last_img read more

Tourist from city dies on way to Sandakphu

first_imgDarjeeling: A tourist died at Tumling en route to Sandakphu on Wednesday. Incidentally, Tumling, situated at an altitude of 2,970 metres, falls on the way to Sandakphu (3,636 metres), which is the highest point of Bengal. It is a well-known tourist destination and an internationally famous trekking route in Darjeeling.63-year-old Chandrasekhar Ghosh, a resident of Regent Park, Kolkata, had arrived on Tuesday at Tumling. The tourist was travelling alone. He was scheduled to continue his journey to Sandakphu from Tumling. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to police sources, Ghosh, a retired police constable, had checked in to Hotel Shikhar in Tumling. On Wednesday morning, he complained of severe chest pain and uneasiness. Without wasting time, he was brought down to Sukhiapokhari Block Medical Centre in a vehicle by local residents. At around 11 am when they reached the hospital, he was declared brought dead by the doctors. His body was sent to Darjeeling District Hospital for post mortem. Medicines for high blood pressure were recovered from his belongings. Doctors state that he could have been suffering from high blood pressure. His medical condition could have been aggravated owing to the high altitude and the immense cold, causing a cardiac failure. Police have contacted the family members of the deceased. His son is scheduled to arrive at Darjeeling on Thursday to take back his body.last_img read more