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Friday, October 31, 2014

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‘Solar’ on display

Since the dawn of history, the Sun has been regarded as a bestower of light and a point of orientation for animals, hunters and farmers. Indeed, the Sun is an energy source that links all life. It is also regarded as an ‘all-seeing’ eye of justice and equality. Read more »

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Soaking in advice from Richard Pursel

Richard Pursel looked more like a too-cool biology teacher with his spectacles and tattoos, than an animation writer for popular cartoons like The Ren and Stimpy Show and SpongeBob SquarePants. Pursel was in town last week for the Animae Caribe Festival at the University of Trinidad and Tobago John S Donaldson, Port of Spain Creativity Campus, Wrightson Road last week. Read More »

A call to give Choko his just due

Journalism pioneer Patrick Chookolingo deserves greater national recognition. That was the consensus coming out of what started as a lecture, but in the true memory of the man, evolved into an open dialogue about the impact of Chookolingo’s life work on local journalism at the AV Room of the National Library, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. Read More »

King Khan does it again

Having done movies like Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Om Shanti Om (2006) released during Divali and all were runaway hits starring the King of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan and the superstar’s latest release Happy New Year is NO exception! The film opened abroad on Divali and broke box office records having crossed the 100 crore mark in its opening weekend - becoming the first film to reach the century club, in such a short space of time. Read More »

‘Pan! Our Music Odyssey’ premieres Wednesday

The locally produced film, Pan! Our Music Odyssey opens at cinemas across the island on Wednesday. The film brings together in docu-drama format, a fictional account of the birth of the pan 70 years ago, with a present day story of how musicians come from all over the world to participate in the annual Panorama competition in Trinidad. Read More »

Creating the ideal play park

When he was a student of the Ontario College for Art and Design in Toronto, Dean Arlen was always mesmerised by Henry Moore’s Two Large Forms sculpture, which sit outside the Ontario Gallery at the corner of Dundas West and Mc Caul Street. Read More »

Run Charlie, Run

At an age when most people are slowing down Charlie Spooner is showing no signs of taking it easy. In fact 90-year-old Spooner aims to prove that age is just a number. Spooner was in preparation for his participation in the 11th UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon today beginning at 5.30 a.m. Read More »

Beautiful Bits and Pieces for Christmas

For the sixth year running, Vanessa Dalla Costa will present her Bits and Pieces Christmas Market on November 1 at the Banquet and Conference Centre, MovieTowne. Once again, the market will feature the work from some of this country’s known as well as little known artisans. Read More »

The dancers Dren

The local dancing duo known as Dren has been building a impressive portfolio over the past six years. Dren was officially established in 2006 and consists of two brothers, Andre and Rene Arneaud. Dren is a combination of both their names. Read More »

Nature epic launches on Tuesday

GREEN SCREEN, the Environmental Film Series, 2014 is just around the corner, and organisers Sustain T&T have programmed even more films and activities for the fourth edition of the annual showcase. Green Screen kicks off on October 28 with a Benefit Cocktail Launch at Digicel IMAX, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the film Virunga, co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and winner of 15 international awards. Read More »

Sitcom stars unite on Broadway

Hold her closer, Tony Danza! New York City played host to a mini Who’s the Boss? reunion last Thursday, when Danza and his former co-star Judith Light crossed paths under the bright lights of Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. Read More »

Lit Fest begins in Sando

The NGC BOCAS LIT FEST is in early November presenting several events at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, San Fernando. This is the second staging of the Lit Fest in the southland and the organisers have a packed weekend in store for you. Read More »

Miami mas mesmerises

Mas Brothers Producer Inc claimed the coveted 2014 Miami Broward Band Of The Year title recently with their portrayal – Fantasy Peep of the Orient. Celebrating its 30th year, the Miami Carnival parade of bands culminated a week of carnival festivities with an all-day celebration of mas and music at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Grounds. Read More »

‘Let’s get better together, one mission, one voice’

The Pharmaceutical Society of Trinidad and Tobago (TPSTT) was rejuvenated in 2009, as an answer to calls by many in the profession. We have been asked to assist with addressing the many concerns that affect the profession and since its rejuvenation, TPSTT has become a focal point for pharmacy-related issues. Our focus to date, has been on education to which end, we have partnered with many of the drug supply companies in hosting Continuing Education Lectures for our members which include pharmacists, pharmacy assistants and the students to these professions. Read More »

Empowering patients through education

The Pharmacist at the Tobago Regional Health Authority celebrated Pharmacy week using the theme of the Pharmaceutical Society of Trinidad and Tobago. “Let’s get better together, one mission, one voice”. This year the focus was on the empowerment of the patients by the scaling up of the use of the pill card to educate patients about their medicines. Read More »

The importance of a medication list/pill card

Whether you are taking herbal, traditional, over the counter or prescribed medicines you should create a list of all that you take. This helps any health care provider that you may interact with to have information about the medicines so they may serve you safely. Read More »

Preparing for emergencies

ASHP recommends that consumers be aware of their medication needs as they prepare for any emergency. Following the tips below can help you be ready: Keep a list of all your medications in your wallet (include lists for your immediate family members, and drug name, strength, dosage form, and regimen). Read More »

Using alternative medicines safely

This is especially important if you are taking “blood-thinning” drugs or have cancer, HIV, or other life-threatening conditions. Bring either a list or the products with you to your doctor's appointment. If you are taking a prescription medication, do not take an herbal remedy or dietary supplement for the same condition without telling your doctor. Read More »

How to get the most from your pharmacist

Who should you turn to with questions about your medicines? The answer should be your pharmacist but you may not know what your pharmacist can do for you. Your doctor and your pharmacist are a powerful team, working to ensure the best selection and management of your prescription and nonprescription medicines. Taking your medication correctly is one of the best ways to decrease your health care costs. Each year, thousands of people end up in the hospital, fail to get better and waste money than because they did not take their medication properly. Read More »

Simply divine

As part of the “All Female Night” at the annual Divali Nagar hosted by the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC), Sushilla Cheng Fashion House featured seven stunning young ladies. The owner of Sushilla stores, Cheng said she is proud to be training a group of young women who are passionate about the fashion industry. Read More »

The significance of the rituals of Divali

Divali, Diwali or Deepawali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the Festival of Lights (deep = light and avali = a row therefore a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illuminates the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. On each of the four days of the Festival of Lights a different tradition is observed, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. Read More »

All-female tassa band impresses at Divali Nagar

The Divali Nagar last Thursday was an “All Female Night” of performances. The highlight of the evening was the spectacular performance by Trinidad’s first all-female tassa band. Known as NGC T&T Sweet Tassa Band, it comprises five members, all high achievers. All have either completed tertiary level education or are attending tertiary level institutions. Read More »

Divali Nagar main stage schedule 2014

Today 6 p.m.-11. p.m. Young Spiderz Tassa Group Veejai Ramkissoon & Group Dr Winston Tolan (Jamaica) Amritam Shakti Dance Group Khalnayak Academy of Dance Sangeet Music Academy Group (Canada) Read More »

An Artistic Revolution

Throughout history, forms of art have gone through periodic changes called artistic revolutions. Movements have come to an end to be replaced by a new and markedly different movement. However while it is not clear whether socially conscious art is still appreciated in a society such as Trinidad and Tobago, it is certain that there are still artists who continue to champion their cause. Read More »

Nagar opens this week

The annual Divali Nagar festivities hosted by National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) will be a better event than ever before, says public relations officer Surujdeo Mangaroo. On October 14 the festivities will begin, and end on October 22, one day before the Hindu community celebrates Divali. Hundreds of patrons attend the festivity each year not only for the booths selling all types of merchandise, but to engage and explore the Indian cultural performances. The event will be held at the NCIC Nagar, at the Nagar site in Chaguanas. Read More »

Invest in Film!

Veteran actor and former chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, Ralph Maraj says the vast potential of the local film industry remains unexplored. This, in spite of recent developments and three international films being produced here in the past two years. Maraj was speaking at a special screening of the 1974 hit film, BIM – in which he starred, which was hosted by the Lloyd Best Institute at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of Spain. Read More »

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