CDC Team Commends RIA Ebola Response Measures

first_imgThe Management of the Roberts International Airport (RIA) has received commendation the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) team, which has been helping to build the airport’s capacity in response to the Ebola situation.The team comprising, Dr. Douglas H. Esposito, a Medical Epidemiologist and Vanessa C. Jew, an Epidemiology Quarantine Public Health Officer of the CDC pointed out that the Management of RIA has embraced every effort aimed at keeping the airport safe in the on-going fight against the Ebola Virus Disease and as such, this was commendable.They said the various safety measures currently in place including a regular temperature check for employees and primary and secondary screening procedure which are mandatory for passengers are ways the airport has complied to recommendations of health experts on the control and prevention of Ebola.These remarks were made during the presentation of certificates to 11 staff of the Roberts International Airport following a training series on measures to combat Ebola.Those certified are: Abraham T. Simmons, General Manager, Robert F. Morris, Deputy General Manager-Administration and Regina Ajavon-Benson, Human Resource Manager while nurses who received certificates include Kou Slawon, Diana Dahn, Patience Collins and Loleyah Kollie. Others are Hawa Morris, Bendu Kekeh, Christine Kollie and Dorothy Naplica all of the RIA.The training covered key areas including the usage of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Implementation of Primary and Secondary Exit Screening and the complementation of the Ebola Recognize, Isolate, Notify, Give, Support (RING) Model Training.In response to the commendation and certification, RIA General Manager Abraham T. Simmons said the airport welcomes the training as it strives to stop the Ebola virus from spreading to the entity. He said the airport since the outbreak has gone great lengths with the institution of several safety measures on Ebola as recommended by health experts.He added that RIA will use the training acquired from the CDC to maximize its potential to contain and stop the spread of the disease. Mr. Simmons then commended the CDC for the continuous capacity strengthening initiatives to keep the airport safe for travel. RIA has remained robust in the fight against Ebola since the outbreak and has extended its outreach to nearby communities while at the same time funding sensitization messages on community radio stations around the airport.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Voters Transported from Montserrado to Margibi

first_imgFurther up the highway, in Margibi, is a very small community school at Marshall Junction, which another polling center comprising five rooms. Few hours later, what appeared to be chartered vehicles, began bringing voters in. A driver from one of the buses told the Daily Observer that he had taken some of the voters from Soul Clinic Community in Paynesville City,  Montserrado County. The driver’s admission validates complaints made earlier this year in some quarters that people were being trucked in from other parts of the country to register and increase the voting population of certain particular candidates.  This was widespread in the 2011 General and Presidential Elections, which President Ellen Johnson won for her second and final term. In lower Margibi County, at least 13 candidates, including incumbent Senator Clarice Jah, of the Unity Party; Saah Gbollie, former Margibi County representative and National Patriotic Party in the 52nd legislature; and UL Prof, Dean Ansu Sonii, are all vying for the single senatorial post. Prof. Sonii is running as an independent candidate, while Jah and Gbollie are seen as the front runners for the County senatorial seat. At the Rock Church School, polling got off to a very slow start. Voters from the surrounding communities, including Dwazon, Gbengba town, and Camp Edward Beyan Kesselly Military Barracks, trickled in to cast their ballot. It was the same slow turnout, one of the polling officers who didn’t want to be named told the Observer.center_img The election officers, even though had no police officers to help them properly order the process like as was the case at Rock,  which had at least four police officers,  still managed to keep the place orderly.  Voters were seen observing the ‘2-3 feet apart’ preventive method put in place by the NEC against the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has so far killed more than, 3000 persons in Liberia. Off the highway and deep into Lower Margibi County, in Folley Town, the issue of health measures was thrown out of the window. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Our reporter further observed that some of the voters, who were brought in to cast their ballots, were drinking a white creamy substance. One of them told the Daily Observer: “We have to get in zico (a Liberian slang among young people, meaning ‘high’ or ‘tipsy’) before we can go and cast our vote.” However, the election officers did not allow them in until they had left their bottles behind.last_img read more

Northern BC slow to give feedback on distracted driving laws

first_imgTo date, 11,880 website visits have led to 36,250 responses to nine questions, and this week the government would like to know what people think of vehicular impoundments and licence suspensions, as effective deterrents, for distracted driving.“On the immediate roadside prohibitions, the drinking and driving prohibitions, the suspension can range from 30 days to 90 days,” said Justice Minister Suzanne Anton.“At what point might a distracted driver’s license be suspended?”The severity of the problem is clear from law enforcement numbers last year, as police handed out 55,000 distracted driving tickets, an increase of 2,000 over the previous year.Advertisement This area of the province has long been known for its public apathy, particularly when it comes to exercising the right to vote.Now, the provincial Ministry of Justice has revealed another issue where the north has thus far been significantly under represented.We have reached the halfway point of the government’s distracted driving public consultation period, and while there’s plenty of feedback across most of the province, only about five per cent of it has come from the north.- Advertisement -The number of visits to the feedback website since June 16 was approaching 12,000, and it is clear most BC residents are very concerned about this dangerous behaviour and would support tougher penalties.Nearly 90 per cent of respondents put themselves in the very concerned category, and 96 per cent supported escalating sanctions for repeat offenders.In fact, a majority favors increasing penalties from the current $167 fine and three penalty points, which is the second lowest combination of sanctions in the country.Advertisement These numbers also show 88 traffic fatalities in BC last year were due to distracted driving — making it the second-leading cause of death on BC roads.The consultation runs until July 16, and to add your voice, and help lift pathetic northern area participation numbers you can visit driving.last_img read more

Two caught, two still at large after jailbreak

first_imgYAKIMA, Wash. – Two jail escapees were captured Saturday after an anonymous tip led police to the attic of a relative’s home, but two others were still at large after nine inmates broke out of a maximum security area of the Yakima County Jail. The men broke through the ceiling of the four-story jail and used a rope made of bedsheets to climb down Friday evening, authorities said. Five were recaptured on the jail grounds, but four others got away. Saturday morning, officers got a tip that led them to a Yakima home where a sister of escapee Santos Luera lives, Police Chief Sam Granato said. The officers searched the house and found both missing inmates in the attic. Luera, 20, who was facing a Dec. 5 murder trial for the shooting death of his stepbrother, had a broken leg and was taken to a hospital. Terry Moser, 25, who had been charged with assault, was also back in custody. The breakout was similar to an escape by four inmates in 1994 from the same central Washington jail. Those inmates made a hole in a ceiling and followed ductwork to a roof vent, then used a bed sheet rope to reach the annex roof, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported. Two were injured when the sheets came apart. The other two fled to Mexico, where one was killed in a gunfight and the other was captured. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “They were verbally combative. They weren’t happy they had been captured,” Granato said. One of the two inmates still at large Saturday afternoon had been spotted Friday evening but escaped on foot before officers arrived, Granato said. “We have no information on how they’re getting around or if they’re even still together,” he said. The two remaining escapees were identified as Luis Soto, 28, of Toppenish, who was facing trial Jan. 3 on a second-degree theft charge; and Gianno Alaimo, 26, of Yakima, who had been charged with assault. The nine inmates escaped Friday afternoon, apparently going through a ceiling on the top floor of the jail in downtown Yakima and gaining access to the roof, Rink said. They used bed sheets to slide down to the roof of the adjacent one-story jail annex, then jumped to the ground. last_img read more

Unmissable Designer Homes Exhibition has every housing need under one roof

first_imgA great day out is promised at the Designer Homes Exhibition, which holds its 8th annual event this 9th and 10th March 2019 in The Halfway House, Tooban, Burnfoot. Entrepreneur, Event Planner and Architect, Breege Galbraith, started the event in 2011 when local businesses in the homes industry were struggling to gain clientele in the economic downturn. The exhibition is a two-day event which provides an excellent and knowledgeable experience for all attendees.The event offers something for everyone, whether you are building your first home, renovating or just have an interest in everyday lifestyle- this event is for you.Local and nationwide businesses will showcase at the event. Each exhibitor will offer something different and have the utmost experience in the homes industry.Technological enhancements and solar power energy are becoming more popular by the day, leaving homeowners with too many options and not enough information.Designer Homes Exhibition aim to give attendees a knowledgeable experience and leave the event with the contacts needed to start and finish building their dream designer home. Designer Homes Exhibition hold a one of a kind event where exhibitors can offer potential clients value for money, products that are just on the market and modern developments.The event is currently in its eighth year and is becoming more popular as the year’s reel in. With the economy rapidly improving and unemployment rates at an all-time low, there is no time than the present for building your dream home.Designer Homes Exhibition will provide the resources you need to start building; from mortgages to tiles and home heating systems, they have it all.Buncrana Credit Union will be exhibiting at the show, with their record-breaking interest rates and renowned experience they will be a first hit amongst attendees. Buncrana Credit Union acknowledge and respect the show so much they have decided to co-sponsor the event, along with Michael Galbraith Association.Designer Homes Exhibition 2018Designer Homes Exhibition 2018Designer Homes Exhibition 2018Michael Galbraith Associates are professional architects based in Buncrana. MGA are fully registered with RIAI and provide all architectural services, building energy ratings and valuations. There will also be entertainment at the Event; Pio McCann, Highland Radio country star and awarded ‘DJ of the year’ will be performing a live broadcast at the event. The popular presentation event will also return for 2019. Businesses in the homes industry are becoming busier than ever and competitors are introducing themselves into the market regularly. The presentation section of the event will give exhibitors an opportunity to sell themselves. Why should you choose one business if their competitor is half the price?Home builders have numerous suppliers to choose from and with a brief talk or PowerPoint of what each exhibitor offers will help attendees in choosing their preferred supplier. This change will enhance the experience of attendees and give them a face to face impression of their supplier.Experienced Architect and organiser Breege says “Designer Homes Exhibition is bringing bigger and better things to its 2019 show, there is no time than the present to build or renovate your designer home.”Whether it be your first home, your first renovation or just an excuse for a day out – Designer Homes Exhibition offers something to everyone… An event not to be missed! Unmissable Designer Homes Exhibition has every housing need under one roof was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Burnfootdesigner homes exhibitioneventsfirst homepropertyrenovatingsolar power energylast_img read more

ScienceShot: Mother Sharks Head Home to Give Birth

first_imgAfter almost 2 decades of research, scientists have confirmed what they long suspected: Female lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris, pictured) swim back to where they were born when ready to give birth, even after years away. Lemon sharks, and possibly other shark species, such as blacktip reef sharks, are thus similar to salmon and sea turtles, which also return to their exact natal nurseries. To prove that pregnant sharks seek out their original home waters, scientists captured and tagged more than 2000 baby lemon sharks at Bimini, Bahamas, between 1995 and 2012. They also collected genetic samples from each shark pup, creating family trees that allowed them to connect newborns to specific mothers. Lemon sharks do not hatch from eggs, but emerge fully developed from their mothers after a yearlong pregnancy; eight to 12 pups are born in a litter. At Bimini, they linger in their nursery waters until about age 5, when they leave the island’s safety to rove. They reach sexual maturity around age 12. At least six of the female sharks the researchers tagged returned to the exact same waters where they were born 15 years earlier, they report online today in Molecular Ecology. Although that is not a large sample size, the researcher says it reflects the difficulty of capturing adult sharks—and the hazards shark face. Typically only one to three baby sharks in a litter survive beyond their third year. The researchers are not certain how the mothers are able to find their way home, but suspect that they imprint on the area during their early years. Knowing that sharks are tightly connected to specific places should help with conservation measures, the scientists say, especially efforts to preserve specific shark nurseries.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

After historic 7 swim golds, Dressel to wrestle with math test

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Dressel said he was tired after a draining 48 hours.“I’m very happy to be done, pretty tired,” he said.“Its been a good season, a good year, there are a lot more that goes into this than what people see in seven days.“It’s great, I guess it was all going into here.“I knew I had a chance in a few events and, of course, the real prize for America are the relays which are also a lot of fun.“We didn’t do so great at the 2015 champs, so to come here and, coming off Rio, do so well — the medal table speaks for itself.”His achievements unsurprisingly earned the University of Florida ace the award for the best male swimmer at the championships.However, before he goes off on holiday, Dressel must sit a math test on Tuesday.“Probably not, it’s probably going to go pretty bad,” he replied when asked if was ready for the test.“I will probably be happy with a B-minus, that is the next goal when the meet’s over, to get over that math test. “The atmosphere here has been an absolute blast, I just want to enjoy myself now.”Dressel’s seven golds included three individual titles in the 50m, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, plus relay golds in the 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle, 4x100m mixed medley and Sunday’s 4x100m medley.He became the first swimmer to claim three world golds in one session on Saturday by winning the 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4x100m freestyle titles in a jaw-dropping 98-minute spell.Dressel’s stunning display has earned comparisons with both Phelps and Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.His performances have been the icing on the cake for the USA, who finished with 38 swimming medals in Budapest — over five times more than nearest rivals Britain, who managed seven.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments NLEX revs up Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ American Caeleb Remel Dressel celebrates after winning the men’s 100m butterfly final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 29, 2017. AFPBUDAPEST, Hungary — Caeleb Dressel won a historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday as the USA claimed the men’s 4x100m medley relay title at the world championships — before admitting his math test worries.After Dressel swam the third leg, Nathan Adrian touched the wall first for the USA at three minutes, 27.91 seconds with Britain taking silver at 1.04, while Russia earned bronze at 1.45.ADVERTISEMENT “I’ve had a decent semester with it, it’s been all online and I am not good on online.”Nevertheless, his exploits in Budapest have been hailed by his team-mates.“It’s incredible, watching Caeleb is the coolest thing for me — that kid is unbelievable, how he motivates himself, watching how he keeps his composure,” said America’s Chase Kalisz, who won the 200m and 400m IM golds in Budapest.“I’m watching how he steps on the blocks. Every single race, he is ready to race, he is ready to go.“This is how Team USA functions, we all feed off each other’s energy.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 20-year-old Dressel has now matched US swimming legend Michael Phelps’ record of seven gold medals from a single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne.“I don’t know, I’ve never had it happen so I don’t really know what to say,” said Dressel when asked how it felt to be level with Phelps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m just happy to be done.“I’m going to take a little break, see some of my teammates in Europe, Poland, Scotland.last_img read more

Cheat codes for FIFA 14

first_imgThe FIFA 14 is a football simulation video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronics Arts. The game was released for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS video game consoles and Microsoft Windows in late September 2013.The game is a huge hit among football enthusiasts. Such gaming enthusiasts who wish to perk up their score card can have a look at the following list of cheat codes:Entry location: Achievement ListCodes: Power and Movement (10G): Score with a Curling Lace ShotWhat a Hit, Son! (25G Xbox 360/50G Xbox One): Score with a Dipping VolleyBeast Mode (10G): Straight Arm a Defender to Protect the BallSeconds, Please (10G): Win the ball back with a Second Chance TackleNo Goal For You! (25G Xbox 360 only): Perform a Diving Header ClearanceExtra Effort (25G): Score with a first time Sliding ShotWho Needs a Weak Foot? (10G): Score with an Outside of the Foot ShotA Legendary Performance (30G): Win a game on Legendary after trailing at half timePerfection (30G): Score a Perfect Hat Trick (left foot, right foot, header)Silver Lining (25G): Complete the Silver stage of all Skill GamesLegendary (50G): Become Legendary on one of the Skill Challenges in Skill GamesSo Skilled (25G): Unlock a single Skill Challenge in Skill GamesFancy Some FUT? (5G): Follow a Football Club News & Alert to start or enter FUTStart Building (10G Xbox 360 only): Create a FUT ClubWe’re Bros Now (10G): Earn a player’s loyalty in FUT by playing 10 or more games with himChemistry Experiment (10G): Apply your first Chemistry Style consumable in FUTI Could Do This Every Week (10G): Challenge the Team of the Week in FUTFuel For My Club (25G Xbox 360/35G Xbox One): Open 20 packs in FUTCollecting Silverware (100G): Win a division title in FUT SeasonsBros Gonna Bro (10G): Start a Co-op Season with a friendMoving On Up (55G): Earn Promotion in SeasonsJust Dropped In (10G): Play a Drop-In Match in Pro ClubsHey Look, a Free Gold Pack! (15G): Complete all Manager Tasks in FUTPassing on the Armband (5G): Change your captain in FUTLong Term Signing (10G): Apply a 99 Match Player Contract from the Catalogue to any player in FUTFirst Mission (5G): Send a Scout on an Area Scouting mission.Control (5G): Change your formation from the Team Management tile in Squad during your CareerYou Got Mail (5G): Open up your inbox while advancing in CareerRising Star (30G): Be featured in the team of the week in your Career as a PlayerYou Struck Gold! (25G): Scout and find a player with any combination of 3 Global Transfer Network attributes in CareerSilverware (50G): Win a trophy as a Team Manager in CareerBling Bling (100G): Earn a trophy in SeasonsBest Friends Forever (30G): Finish a season in Online FriendliesOn Your Way (50G): Unlock 15 per cent of the Pro Accomplishments in Pro ClubsTeamwork (15G): Win your first seasons match in Pro ClubsChallenging (30G): Complete a Match Day Challenge in Highlights of the Week on at least World Class difficultyBig Game (10G): Play a Game of the Week in Highlights of the WeekSkills to Pay the Bills (20G): Beat a friend’s score in Skill GamesIt’s Mine Now (10G): Redeem an item from the Football Club CatalogueOn My Own (20G): Complete a Be a Pro Challenge on any difficulty in Highlights of the WeekThanks, Tips (5G): Follow a Football Club RecommendationFrom Me To You (10G): Gift a Football Club Catalogue item to a friendStarted From The Bottom (30G): Reach EA SPORTS Football Club Level 15 advertisementlast_img read more

TMC observes ‘black day’ in WB against manhandling of its leaders

first_imgKolkata, Aug 4 (PTI) The Trinamool Congress today observed a ‘black day’ in various parts of West Bengal in protest against the alleged “detention and manhandling” of its leaders in Assam’s Silchar airport. The protest will continue tomorrow too, party sources said. TMC ministers, leaders and activists hit the streets in the districts and blocks across the state to protest against the alleged assault on the eight-member TMC team at the Silchar airport on Thursday when they tried to enter Assam’s Cachar district to assess the situation in the wake of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Carrying placards and sporting black masks and badges, TMC activists shouted slogans against the BJP governments at the Centre and Assam and the final draft of the NRC, published on July 30 and touted to be The eight-member TMC delegation had comprised of six MPs, an MLA and West Bengal minister Firhad Hikim. They were stopped at the Silchar airport and put under preventive detention. They returned to the city yesterday.TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had alleged that the members of the delegation, including women, were manhandled at the airport and accused the BJP of imposing a “super emergency” in the country. TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee had yesterday said, “What happened to our party delegation is not only shameful but also undemocratic. Our slogan will be ‘we don’t need this monstrous government anymore’.” PTI PNT KK AQSAQSlast_img read more