(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 6, 2017 – Nassau – Several Officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force made a charitable donation to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas on Wednesday past.The group of men, which comprised Entry 20, presented a monetary donation to the president of Cancer Society, Dr. Williamson Chea, at the organization’s headquarters located East Terrace Centerville.The men of Entry 20 enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on June 9, 1987 with a total of 65 individuals. To date, there are currently 23 active members still serving on the force. Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel lauds the efforts of the Officers and Marines who saw the need to support a great organization within our community.RBDF Cancer Society Photo shows: Some of the former and present members of Entry 20 making a monetary presentation to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas. From Left: Dr. Darius Anwala, Board Member Cancer Society, Stephen Pennerman, Dr. Williamson Chea, President of Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle, Chief Petty Officer Samuel Smith and Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Lorenzo Carey. (RBDF Photo by Marine Seaman Kyle Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Shouldn’t Captain America be out there dealing with the Endgame instead of being at the #AppleEvent ?? My family has been missing for some time now and I’m thinking he should step up the search.— Lily Zaldivar (@CoolCatLilyZ) March 25, 2019 Captain America is at the event and he honestly looked super bored. #AppleEvent— Daniel Gibson (@DanielGibson_) March 25, 2019 It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service 97 Photos That slow, polite clap from Captain America is like an easter egg for Avengers: Endgame… #AppleEvent— michael t. colorge (@CAM2Go) March 25, 2019 What is Cap doing at the #AppleEvent ?#CaptainAmerica #AvengersEndgame— Market Avenger (@AvengerofMarket) March 25, 2019 0 Share your voice That Captain America dude was on the audience , guess he didnt like the aquaman promos. LOL. and also not impressed by TV+ . #Apple #AppleEvent $AAPL— Bubble “No Collusion” Boy (@lazygetter) March 25, 2019 Livestream • Apple Event Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Didnt know Captain America was a fan of Apple products, always struck me as a Samsung kinda guy #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/HPz8K9AqLx— KING (@Kingz677) March 25, 2019 Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Post a comment Holy shit they have some big guns at this event. Captain America is there! @ChrisEvans #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/TN7VAMnZQT— O’s fan, Machado stan (@W_R_R) March 25, 2019 Tags See All TV and Movies Online Apple Event Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview reading • Captain America’s beard shows up at Apple event ahead of Endgame Captain America’s face at the #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/vmYJ3X7Ea5— Kavehpd (@Kavehpd) March 25, 2019 If you’re into all things Apple, you probably know the company unveiled a series of new services on Monday, including an enhanced news subscription service, a credit card and a gaming subscription service. But some observant viewers watching along with the livestream may have noticed a certain superhero in the audience — Captain America himself, Chris Evans. And his beard is back, which makes us wonder if we might see it again in Avengers: Endgame even though he’s clean-shaven in all the trailers so far. And fans on Twitter reacted accordingly. Captain America Apple The Avengers
The bodies were sighted after an air search was conducted over the Nanda Devi East peak.TwitterThe Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters searching for eight climbers including seven foreigners missing on India’s second-highest peak, the Nanda Devi East, have spotted bodies and equipment of five mountaineers in Uttarakhand on Monday, June 3.The climbers from the UK, US and Australia went missing en route to the Nanda Devi East peak. The members of the team were Martin Moran, John McLaren, Richard Payne, Rupert Havel (all from the UK), Ruth Macrain (Australia), Anthony Sudecam (US), Rachel Bimmel (US) and liaison officer Chetan Pandey.Bodies of five climbers were sighted near an unscaled peak adjoining the Nanda Devi East peak during an air search by Air Force helicopters on Monday, Pithoragarh District Magistrate VK Jogdande said.Apparently, the mountaineers perished in an avalanche while ascending an unscaled peak near the Nanda Devi East peak after they failed to scale the latter, he said.The bodies were sighted after an air search was conducted over the peak on the basis of clues provided by four climbers from the UK rescued during a sortie undertaken on Sunday.”We are sending a report to the Centre. Further, the rescue operation will be conducted after we get instructions,” the District Magistrate said.”We have an expert team from State Disaster Response Force, besides experts from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. In addition to these teams we have stationed our search teams at Laspa and Bugdiyar camps close to the Nanda Devi base camp in Munsiyari,” said the official.Sub Divisional Magistrate of Munsiyari KN Goswami said, “It is now ITBP and SDRF and Air Force teams that will conduct the search operation with help of expert mountaineers and local villagers.”Led by well-known British mountaineer Martin Moran, the team went missing recently on way to the 7434-metre-high Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.A liaison officer of Indian Mountaineering Foundation in New Delhi was also part of the team.They had left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the peak but did not return to the base camp on the appointed date of May 25.British mountaineer Martin Moran had scaled the peak twice in the past, he said.The route to the peak begins from Munsiyari about 132 km from the district headquarters.(Inputs from agencies)
Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to be escorted by Bangladeshi coast guards after crossing the border from Myanmar at the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on 5 October, 2017. Photo: AFPBangladesh on Thursday announced it would build one of the world’s biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from persecution in Myanmar.The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya Muslims from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar since 25 August has put an immense strain on camps in Bangladesh where there are growing fears of a disease epidemic.A Bangladesh minister gave details of the mega camp as Myanmar’s army blamed Rohingya militants for setting fire to houses in troubled Rakhine state in recent days to intensify the exodus of the Muslim minority across the border.Hard-pressed Bangladesh authorities plan to expand a refugee camp at Kutupalong near the border town of Cox’s Bazar to accommodate all the Rohingya.Two thousand acres (790 hectares) of land next to the existing Kutupalong camp were set aside last month for the new Rohingya arrivals. But as the number of newcomers has exceeded 500,000 — adding to 300,000 already in Bangladesh — another 1,000 acres has been set aside for the new camp.Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, minister for disaster management and relief, said all the Rohingya would eventually be moved from 23 camps along the border and other makeshift camps around Cox’s Bazar to the new zone.”All of those who are living in scattered places… would be brought into one place. That’s why more land is needed. Slowly all of them will come,” the minister told AFP, adding families were already moving to the new site known as the Kutupalong Extension.The minister said two of the existing settlements have already been shut down.This week Bangladesh reported 4,000-5,000 Rohingya were crossing the border daily after a brief lull in arrivals, with 10,000 more waiting at the frontier.- ‘Extraordinary generosity’ -The United Nations has praised Bangladesh’s “extraordinary spirit of generosity” in opening up its borders.But UNICEF chief Anthony Lake and UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock said in an appeal for $430 million to provide aid that “the needs (of the Rohingya) are growing at a faster pace than our ability to meet them”.”The human tragedy unfolding in southern Bangladesh is staggering in its scale, complexity and rapidity,” they said in a statement calling the Rohingya crisis “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency”.Rohingya who have made it to Bangladesh allege the spurt in arrivals follows a new campaign of intimidation by Myanmar’s army in parts of Rakhine which were still home to Muslim communities.But the office of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing said blazes at seven houses in a Rohingya village in Buthidaung township early Wednesday were started by one “Einu”, an alleged militant from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).”ARSA extremist terrorist” Einu had been “urging people to run” across the border to Bangladesh, said the statement published on the office’s Facebook page.The refugee crisis erupted after ARSA raids on Myanmar police posts on August 25 prompted a brutal military backlash.The United Nations has said the Myanmar army campaign could be “ethnic cleansing” while military leaders have blamed the unrest on Rohingya.While the worst of the violence appears to have abated, insecurity, food shortages and tensions with Buddhist neighbours are still driving thousands of Rohingya to make the arduous trek to Bangladesh.Bangladesh has made the journey even more difficult with a clampdown on boats running refugees across the Naf river that separates the two countries.Authorities have destroyed at least 30 wooden fishing vessels whose captains are accused of smuggling Rohingya and illegal drugs into the country, officials said Thursday.The boatmen were caught in possession of about 100,000 “yaba” pills, an illegal stimulant popular in Bangladesh, said a border guard official.
Special Envoy of the UNHCR Ms. Angeline Jolie meets prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban Wednesday evening. Photo: BSSVisiting Special Envoy of the UNHCR Ms. Angeline Jolie has highly appreciated prime minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering huge number of Rohingyas in Bangladesh saying Sheikh Hasina is an example-setting leader in the world.The UN Special Envoy came up with such remarks when she paid a courtesy call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban Wednesday evening.After the call on, prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen.Angeline Jolie said, leaders like prime minister Sheikh Hasina are a very few in the world at this moment.The UN Special Envoy said, huge number of Rohingas have created serious burden for Bangladesh and it is a very tough task to manage such a big population in shelter camps.In this regard, she assured that the UN, UNHCR and the World Bank will work together to lessen pressure on Bangladesh.Angeline Jolie put emphasis on creating a congenial atmosphere for repatriation of the Myanmar Nationals now staying at Cox’s Bazar.She expressed concern about the future of Rohingya children saying their future is being destroyed although Bangladesh is trying to cooperate for their education, healthcare and other issues.Angeline Jolie mentioned that she heard about recent incidents of torture and killing of the Rohingya women at Rakhaine state of Myanmar.During the meeting, the prime minister welcomed the UN special envoy’s remark stating the Rohingya crisis must be resolved.The premier said Myanmar is Bangladesh’s next door neighbour and an agreement has been signed with the country for repatriation of its nationals.Sheikh Hasina, however, expressed her disappointment over delaying of implementation of the agreement.The prime minister said, nearly 11 lakh Rohingyas were given shelter in Bangladesh, while some 40 thousand new babies were so far born at the shelter camps.Referring to her government’s initiative of relocating the Rohingyas, the prime minister said, over one lakh refugees would get temporary shelter with better living condition there.In this regard, she elaborated bitter experience of the people of Bangladesh in 1971 when over 10 million people took shelter in neighbouring India.Sheikh Hasina also described the moments of her life when she along with members of the Bangabandhu family including her mother was in a state of house-arrest in 1971 as well as her life in exile for more than six years after the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975.The UN Special Envoy Angeline Jolie expressed her grief over listening to the painful stories from the Prime Minister.Radwan Mujib Siddiq Boby, nephew of the prime minister and prime minister’s principal secretary Nojibur Rahman were present.