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Prince Charles Hosts Reception In Support Of Endangered Elephants

first_imgThe Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, joint Presidents of the charity Elephant Family, hosted a reception at Lancaster House in London this week in support of Asia’s endangered elephants.Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attend a reception in support of the Elephant Family at Lancaster HouseCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/The event highlighted a global “auto rickshaw”, or motorised rickshaw, race which will take place later this year. The race will involve a fleet of the vehicles, individually designed by international artists, milliners and fashion designers.In November some 30 rickshaws will journey 500km across Madhya Pradesh, India in support of the cause.The event is called Travels to My Elephant and is inspired by the charity’s late founder and The Duchess’s brother Mark Shand, whose rescue of an Asian elephant, Tara, led to its creation. His adventures were recorded in his best-selling book Travels on my Elephant.Mr Shand, who died in New York in April last year, dedicated his life to saving Asia’s elephants.His Royal Highness said everyone was at the event “to ensure that dear Mark’s hard-won legacy is maintained and enhanced”.The Prince added: “I can’t help thinking he would have been so pleased to know if he had been with us that we have just met the representatives of four conservation charities who are partnering with Elephant Family with the aim of unlocking GBP20 million pounds to secure 100 elephant corridors across India by 2025.“This evening’s events are designed to highlight the quest to save Asia’s endangered elephants from a frighteningly precipitous decline.“There may be no more than 50,000 left in total in the wild across the 13 countries where they are literally clinging to survival.“Sadly, it is the case that the pressures of finite space and the needs of an unsustainably growing human population have brought us into conflict with these remarkable creatures.“Witnessing this conundrum, Mark’s vision was simple but profound; the elephants can survive only if forests survive.”Later in the evening, the rickshaws were auctioned to support Elephant Family’s projects.Source:www.princeofwales.gov.uklast_img read more

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Katherine Hart Hailed as a Mother to the Juvenile Manatee

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Caribbean sea, dema, edwin astwood, grand turk, gulf of mexico, katherine hart, manatee, Pdm, salt cay, west africa TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Nov 2014 – Katherine Hart hailed as a mother to the juvenile manatee which died in DEMA custody last week Wednesday… The matter capturing the attention of the member for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, Edwin Astwood who had high commendation for Hart and her team for the effort to save the juvenile manatee. Hon Astwood explained that the species is rare for the Turks and Caicos and their diets are unique: They are herbivores and eat over 60 different freshwater and saltwater plants, but have been known to eat small amounts of fish from nets. They inhabit the shallow, marshy coastal areas and rivers of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and West Africa. Some manatees, e.g. Florida manatees, can move freely between salinity extremes.” A bit of an education as the PDM member expounded. “As a result of this occurrence, there was much education given to the general public by the staff of the department on Manatees. Also, a wonderfully heartwarming, short documentary has been produced on the care and rescue activities that took place for the manatee.” There had been strong criticisms of the handling of the manatee; and a demand for an autopsy. No one knows why the manatee came to the TCI but in the end, Astwood believes DEMA cared for the creature well. The manatee, which was taken from the sea to a private pool, reportedly took its final breath while asleep in the arms of Ms. Hart. last_img read more

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Amendments to Real Estate Bill approved

first_imgThe recommendations of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Urban Development and suggestions of various stakeholders (consumer organisations, industry associations, academia, experts etc.) have also been included after extensive consultations.The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill is a pioneering initiative to protect the interest of consumers, to promote fair play in real estate transactions and to ensure timely execution of projects. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe Bill provides for a uniform regulatory environment, to protect consumer interests, help speedy adjudication of disputes and ensure orderly growth of the real estate sector. The Bill contains provisions of registration of real estate projects and registration of real estate agents with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority; functions and duties of promoters and allottees; establishment of Real Estate Regulatory Authority; establishment of fast track dispute resolution mechanism through adjudication; establishment of a Real Estate Appellate Tribunal; offences and penalties etc.last_img read more

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How to look radiant on your Dday

first_imgWith a wedding date set and trousseau shopping on full swing, you need all the time you can get to make a lasting impression on the big day. The first place to start? Your skin, says an expert. Madhu Arora, franchise owner of Blush Clinic, New Delhi, has shared bridal tips for a glowing skin. Eat well: Fitting into that abs-flashing lehenga is a must. But crash dieting is harmful for the body and especially the skin. Think of a well-balanced, healthy diet rich with fresh fruits, vegetables and juices. Drink two to three litres of water daily and avoid oily, fried and sugary food. Eat small meals at regular intervals. Drink green tea to flush out your system. Go for regular workouts two to three times a week. It’s all about building up to the big day. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Keep in mind that you have to consume three main meals and two snacks like roasted nuts, fruits and steamed or fermented food in an entire day. A heavy breakfast is necessary to start your day.Eat carrot, apricot, spinach or green vegetables and tomato, as they contain lycopene which is good for skin.  Consume walnuts as they contain fatty acids, which make hair and skin healthier.A lot vitamins and antioxidant rich foods can help to fight skin problems. Know about them and add these to your daily diet. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixVitamin A: It is essential for the repair system of the cells. It helps prevent acne and gives glowing skin. Eat foods like dark green vegetables, carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, apricot and mango.Vitamin C: Your body not only needs vitamin C to create collagen that produces skin tissue, but also requires it for healing wounds and scars. Since it a water soluble vitamin, you need to eat vitamin C rich foods everyday which include citrus fruits, berries, papaya, watermelon, pineapple, mango and vegetables such as dark and leafy greens, green pepper, tomato, lemon and bell pepper.  Vitamin E: It is an excellent antioxidant which fights against the free radicals, thus preventing damage to the skin. It helps to revive the skin cells. You can get vitamin E from almond, walnut, olive oil, sunflower seed and whole grain. Eating these vitamin E-rich foods will help you cleanse your skin naturally.A monthly facial is a must: The skin benefits immensely from consistency. One facial close to the wedding is not ideal. Let the benefits build up with a regular treatment. Say bye-bye to unwanted hair: If you wish to go for laser hair removal, make sure you plan your sittings well in advance.last_img read more

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