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Title: The Tribune.
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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Former minister runs for his life Volume: 107 No.226TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25) WEATHER CLOUDS, SUN, T-STORM HIGH 90F LOW 80F By PAUL G TURNQUEST Chief Reporter p turnquest@tribunemedia.net FORMER Minister of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller was forced to run for his life after he was robbed in broad daylight during his ear-l y morning run in Winton yes terday. When The Tribune met Mr M iller at the Elizabeth Estates Police Station shortly after the incident occurred, the former MP was in the process of giving the police his statement. Mr Miller said: I left home around 7.30am and I went for my normal route, which is Sassoon Drive (north went out over the hill to the main road. I was just past JM Pinders house going slow when I felt this car came very close to me. So I thought to myself, this car must be trying to hit me. It was at this time that the fella grabbed my shirt and pulled me and I hit the car. T he bandit, it was later disc overed, had ripped Mr Millers gold chain from his neck, and in the process hadn early torn his shirt off his back. Mr Miller: This was a young dark fellow in the car. I jumped back from the car. The car then went about 50y ards in front of me, stop, then reverse. It was at this time Mr Miller said the robber had extended his body out of the vehicle and pointed what he believed to be a gun at him. In a split second I had to decide what to do. There was this yard right next to JM Pin ders, so I jumped over the fence, jumped over another fence, and then another fence, he said. During this process, Mr Miller injured his hand on the Leslie Miller r ob bed in br oad daylight TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM KIDSCOOP NEWS PUZZLES, GAMESANDFUNINSIDE TODAY SEE page seven By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter a turnquest@tribunemedia.net T HE public is advised to keep vigilant against mosquito breeding grounds as health officials confirmed cases of dengue haemorrhagic fevery esterday. Addressing fears that there was now a new and deadlier strain of dengue fever on the island, Delon Brennen, deputy chief medical officer f or the Ministry of Health, e xplained that each strain has the potential to develop into dengue haemorrhagic fever( DHF). Dr Brennon explained that there was still only one strain out of four possible strains on the island, dengue type 1, and that there was no way to prevent the illness from devel o ping into DHF. Just make sure you're in constant contact with healthc are providers, he said. In SEE page seven BLEEDING DENGUE FEVER CASES ARE CONFIRMED By SANCHESKA BROWN DESPITE calls for murderers to be executed, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said capital punishment will probably not be a reality in the near future. Instead, the government is considering the possibility of a life sentence being changed to actually mean for life. The Prime Minister said he knows people are frustrated with the high level of crime in the Bahamas. He says this is a frustration shared by most of the Caribbean. However, Mr Ingraham said swift executions is something that probably will not be a reality anytime soon. This is a country about the rule of law, and we have to abide by decisions made by our courts, even if we dont agree with them. Sometimes to the extent where we have to swallow it and accept it as reality, he said. The government cannot execute someone without the court certifying that all things were done properly, otherwise the government itself is committing murder and unlawful killing. Even if we change the PM: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT WILL PROBABLY NOT BE REALITY SEE page seven By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net PLP Leader Perry Christie stressed the need for new policies, faster response times, and total political inclusion concerning the country's disaster strategy. Senior Progressive Liberal Party officials pointed out "mistakes" and "failures" in the government's disaster preparedness and response to Hurricane Irene at a press conference yesterday. Mr Christie said: "The country ought not to divide when we're doing things to strengthen our capacity to withstand disaster in years to come. The FNM, the PLP, we are obliged to be Bahamians in the face of disaster. There should be no difference between our parties, we must approach this together in a way that people could have confidence that when it comes to PLP LEADER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO DISASTER STRATEGY SEE page seven PERRYCHRISTIE FORMER MINISTER of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller recalls the robbery yesterday.

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G o v e r n m e n t p l a n s t o im po rt g e n e ra t or s fr om the U S t o p r o v i d e t e m p o r a r y p o w er f o r C a t I sl a n d s re ver s e o s m o s i s w a t e r p l a n t M r I n g r a h a m t o l d t h e m e d i a b e f o r e f l y i n g t o A b a c o t o inspect damage there. "C at I sl an d seem s t o b e t h e m o s t a f f e c t e d s o t h e y w i l l h a v e t h e l o n g e s t p e r i o d o f d u t y e x e m p t i o n s a i d M r In grah am. "A case cou l d al so b e m a d e f o r A c k l i n s a n d Mayaguana we think Ack lins and Cat Island are at the top of the pile." A tea m o f Defe n c e F orce o f f i c er s l e ft f o r C at Is l an d yes terday to deliver much need e d f o o d a n d w a t er t o r es i d en t s who lost home s and po s ses sio ns after the c ategory three s t o r m r i p p e d t h r o u g h t h e island. D ri nkin g w a te r is r e por t e d l y r u n n i n g l o w o n t h e i sl a n d beca use the wat er pl a nt has no power. C a t I s l a n d e r s h a v e b e e n w it h out po we r f or ne a r ly a week and this is expected to r e m a i n t h e c a s e f o r s o m e time. Mr Ingraham flew to Aba co l a s t n igh t and p lan s t o t o u r t he s ou t h ern Bah amas b ef or e r e t u r n i n g t o t h e c a p i t a l b y Thursday. T he pri m e mini ster and hi s c o n t i n g e n t p l a n n e d t o f l y aboard the Aga Khan's heli copter. P r i vat e d o n o r s h a ve b o u gh t $ 2 5 0 0 0 w o r t h o f b u i l d i n g materials, canned goods and w at er t o ai d re si d e n t s a ff ec t ed by Hurricane Irene. A c cording to Chris Illing o w n e r o f t h e G r e e n w o o d B ea ch R es o r t wh o h el p e d co LOCAL NEWS P AGE 2, TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE G O V E R N M E N T will allow eligible residents of hard hit Cat Island to import building materials, electrical material and agriculture supplies duty free in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced. S E E p a g e s 10& 1 1 CA T IS LA ND ER S have been wi t ho ut power f or nearl y a wee k and t his is expected to remain the case for some time. "The drinking water is running low since there is no electricity on the entire island to generate p o w e r f o r t h e s m a l l r e v e r s e o sm o s i s p la n t t h er e. T h e lo c al fo od s tore s a re c le a re d o ut (b ut ) a b oat wi ll ar rive on We d ne s d ay with fresh supplies." HUBERT INGRAHAM FelipŽ Major /T ribune staff

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Government plans to i mport generators from the US to provide temporary power for Cat Island's reverse osmosis water plant, Mr Ingraham told the mediab efore flying to Abaco to inspect damage there. "Cat Island seems to be the most affected so they will have the longest period of duty exemption," said Mr I ngraham. "A case could also be made for Acklins and Mayaguana we think Ack lins and Cat Island are at the t op of the pile." A team of Defence Force officers left for Cat Island yes t erday to deliver much needed food and water to residents who lost homes and possessions after the category three storm ripped through the island. Drinking water is reporte dly running low on the island b ecause the water plant has no power. Cat Islanders have been w ithout power for nearly a w eek and this is expected to remain the case for some time. Mr Ingraham flew to Aba co last night and plans to tour the southern Bahamas before returning to the capital by Thursday. The prime minister and his contingent planned to fly aboard the Aga Khan's heli-c opter. P rivate donors have bought $25,000 worth of building materials, canned goods andw ater to aid residents affected b y Hurricane Irene. According to Chris Illing, owner of the Greenwood Beach Resort, who helped coLOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE G OVERNMENT will allow eligible residents of hard hit Cat Island to import building materials, electrical material and agriculture supplies duty free in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced. SEE pages 10&11 C AT ISLANDERS h ave been without power for nearly a week and this is expected to remain the case for some time. The drinking water is running low since there is no electricity on the entire island to generate power for the small reverse osmosis plant there. The local food stores are cleared out (but a boat will arrive on Wednesday with fresh supplies. HUBERT INGRAHAM F elip Major / Tribune staff

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E DITOR, The Tribune. I AMlistening to a talk show host turned herbalist/dietitian spew with impunity and authority onh er bush medicine that she p ractices from her porch! S he is backed up by two c hiropractors, one old and the other young and new. Not a word is said by the medical association of doctors or the minister of health. I therefore warn; buyers b eware!! I tell you a story .... Several years ago, three d evout Anglicans sat at the back of St Matthews Church a t 7.15am mass. Three old friends, from the same St Johns College, talking, talki ng, talking in church, while mass is going on! One of t hem a medical doctor, the o ne in the middle, me! A p atient and the other a chir opractor. The debate on who is a r eal doctor has been going o n for years. The chiropractor says to me, look at ya with ya big belly, why dont you let me treat you for that overweight and obvious hypertension! I told him I was taking m edication and working out u nder the guidance of my d octor who was his friend! W hat happened next you w ould not believe: mayhem b reak out in church. Cuss words were exchanged between the chiropractor and the doctor, I feared for m y life sitting in the midst. I cite this true story to make a point. Be careful with whom you entrust your health. Be careful taking those p ills or drinking that bush m edicine from those who d ont know what the hell t hey are doing. Trust a qualified experienced physician. If you are fluffy and wish to lose 50lbs, of course work out with a chiropractor. For what it is worth, a w ord to the wise is suffic ient! By the way to this very d ay the three scholars from St Johns are still the best of f riends! T ONY FERGUSON Nassau, A ugust, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 WHILE Prime Minister Ingraham was still out in a helicopter last night landingin Nassau at 9.45pm after touring various settlements in Abaco, Opposition leader Perry Christie was in Nassau talking rather complaining about governments disaster strategy. At a press conference yesterday PLP officials directed our attention to governments mistakes and failures in response to H urricane Irene. We always take these directions as an invitation to go a step further. For us it is a temptation to open the PLP files on their administrations handling of the backto-back Hurricanes Jeanne and Frances in 2004, and the NEMA disaster funds for which if memory serves Bahamians are yet to be given an accounting for that period. Sir Jack Hayward certainly made e nough noise over his million dollar donation, which was not used for the hurricane repairs for which he intended them. On Saturday a 72-year-old lady from Eight Mile Rock said that she realised that many of our islands had been badly damaged by Hurricane Irene. But thank God that the FNM are in power this time, she added. She said she would never want anyone to experiencew hat they had to experience under the PLP after the 2004 hurricanes. She knew the FNM would be fair. This speaks volumes, and our files of that period will support her words. What went on today just illustrates the difference between the two leaders Ingra ham and Christie and their administrations. One talks the other acts. And whene lection day comes, Bahamians will have to decide which man they would prefer to administer their affairs the one landing back in Nassau last night in a helicopter amidst rolling thunder after visiting his con stituents, or the one in the safety of the capital complaining to the press. Mr Christie thought that Prime Minister Ingrahams post hurricane assessment wasi nsensitive to victims whose livelihood had been severely affected. When the leader of the country enters into a debate on a matter of a distaste and the impact of it, he has to exercise greater care than (Mr Ingraham ing. We presume that Mr Christie was referring to Mr Ingraham being disturbed that a n ewspaper chose the word devastated to describe the affect of Irene on these islands. Ever a positive man of action, the word devastated conveyed to Mr Ingraham that our islands were down and out for the count. This is a position that he accepts in nothing damaged, yes, but down and out, no. He saw the peoples suffering. He felt it deeply. He knew many had lost everything, but he was on a tireless mission to see that they were helped to their feet as quickly as possible. He, like everyone else, was lamenting the destruction, he was not minimising or making light of something that was incredibly serious. But, he knew that sitting down crying over a disaster would not get anyone anywhere quickly and so he moved on from island to island, discovering the damage f or himself and deciding how quickly it could be repaired. He is leaving the walking and talking and touching and looking into peoples eyes to see their hurt and pain as expressed at the press conference by MICAL MP Alfred Grey to Mr Grey and Mr Christie. While they are pressing flesh, he will be getting the material to put a roof of peoples heads. Brave Davis, Cat Island MP, who hurried to his district right after the hurricane, suggested that Mr Ingraham consider waiving the duty on appliances for affected per sons. While Mr Davis was suggesting, Mr Ingraham was doing. He had already announced that government will allow Cat Islands eligible residents to import building and electrical materials and agriculturals upplies duty free. Before leaving for Abaco yesterday to inspect the damage there, Mr Ingraham said: Cat Island seems to be the most affected so they will have the longest period of duty exemption. He added that he thought a case could be made for Acklins and Mayaguana. However, he thought that Acklins and Cat Island were at the top of thep ile. While Mr Davis was talking, HMBS Nas sau was in Smiths Bay, Cat Island, deliver ing a team of Defence Force officers to dis tribute food, water and tarpaulin and other items to Cat Island residents who lost homes and possessions. The officers will also help clean up the island. Mr Ingrahams government is alsoa rranging to set up a reverse osmosis plant and generators in Cat Island. This is hardly the behaviour of a man who fails to understand a peoples tremen dous loss and personal tragedy. We are confident that these stricken Bahamians would prefer what Mr Ingraham and his govern ment are trying to do for them. If Mr Gray thinks that what the Ingraham g overnment is doing is fast and inadequate, we leave it to Mr Gray to walk and talk and touch and look in peoples eyes and see the hurt and pain. People will quickly realise that these walks, talks, touch ing and eye contact will not put bread on their tables or a roof over their heads. So, Bahamians, take your pick. The doctor (MD chiropractor LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net The difference between the FNM and PLP E DITOR, The Tribune. Id like to congratulate you on your great endeavour of putting on the opera of Por g y and Bess, but am sadly disappointed in the venue of the stage at the Crystal Palace. That auditorium was never built with the acoustical construction required for an operao r operatic performances. It might be great for a single person with a microphone or a dance performance, bute ven sitting in the $50 seats was great to w atch but not to hear! Many years ago I was involved with the Nassau Amateur Operatic Society and they put on some great shows at the DundasC entre on Mackey Street which also had plenty of car park space. The early shows were well attended even t hough the seats were hard and somewhat uncomfortable. Sometime during the 70s they asked people of the community to donate a chair andt hat was when all the seats were padded a nd with arm rests as well. Many other use ful additions were put in place at that time. They started in 1959 and gave many wonderful shows twice a year in the Spring andt he Fall which were almost comparable to many Broadway shows and no one was paid except by gaining a huge applause. (I know this as I was born in New York City ands aw many shows throughout the 40s and 50s on Broadway. We only arrived in the Bahamas in 1960 a nd lived here ever since.) I was never on stage but contributed my artistic ability by designing the programme cover which also was used for posters throughout the island and newspaper ads. I write this in hopes that if and when you decide to direct and produce another great show you might consider the Dundas as itsv enue. HELEN ASTARITA Nassau, J uly, 2011. An open letter to Dr Cleveland A Williams EDITOR, The Tribune. I READ with interest an article in The Freeport News on July 20, 2011 in the Caribbean section where the industry, investment and com merce minister in Jamaica Dr Christopher Tufton placed a ban on scrap metal export because of the high rate of copper theft in Jamaica. He was allowing the exporters to export what they had but no more trailers would be accept ed at the port after a certain date. This copper theft and the damage it creates, has been effecting homes busi nesses, the sports complex, the local parks and the Power Company in Grand Bahama for years. This is a problem through out the Bahamas and In my opinion, this looks like the stand the Government of the Bahamas would have to resort to because it would force the exporters to approach the government to lift the ban but they would have to come up with a plan for the persons bringing the copper to them to have proper identification, to state exactly where the copper came from and proof of per mission to remove it and whatever else they can think of to safeguard the people and places that are suffering the damage and theft on a daily basis. This would create a real hassle for the thieves and I am sure the exporters will see a tremendous drop in the items being brought to them but the country as a whole would be better off. DEREK B RUSSELL Sr Freeport, Grand Bahama, July, 2011. (On July 27, government imposed a 90-day ban on the export of scrap metal and copper because of the widespread theft of the metals. Legitimate scrap metal dealers were invited to meet with government on August 2 to agree on how to accredit legitimate scrap metals vendors for future export.Ed). Government should slap a ban on scrap metal trade Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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B y JASMINE LOPEZ TRAFFIC lights on "flash mode" since last W ednesday should be in full operation by Thursday morning. Ray McKenzie, civil engineer at CCG Traff ic Signal Company, said his company's assessments of lights throughout the capital are 90 per cent complete. Intersections that have non-functioning l ights include: Madeira Street and Montrose Avenue, Prince Charles Drive and Beatrice A venue Cowpen Road and Faith Avenue Wulff Road and Montrose Avenue Wulff Road and Collins Avenue Wulff Road and East Street JFK Drive and Gladstone Road Collins Avenue and Fifth Terrace. M r McKenzie said two signals were com pletely lost on Collins Avenue and Fifth Terr ace, and the wiring has to be repaired on the JFK and Gladstone Road signal. He also said there will be police assistance on the JFK and Gladstone Road intersection d uring peak traffic hours until the light is f unctioning again. Mr McKenzie added that the repair work is b eing hampered in areas where the power is still out. It's a challenge for us to restore lights to places that have no power, but we intend to have our (signals day, he said. R epair work on all traffic lights is covered by the maintenance contract that CCG signed with the Ministry of Works, he said. Signals across the capital were put on flash m ode before Hurricane Irene passed near New Providence last week. Mr McKenzie said all of the computerised c omponents were removed and stored in a safe place. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 5 A MAN was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with a break-in at a shop and t he theft of more than $5,000 worth of goods. Peter Armbrister, 39, of East Street, appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis in Court Eight, Bank Lane, on c harges of shop breaking, stealing and receiving. He is accused of breaking into Good Times Clothing Store in Destiny Plaza on Farrington Road between Wednesday, A ugust 24 and Thursday, August 25. He is also accused of stealing jewellery, sports clothing and gear, anda ccessories. He is alleged to have stolen: nine Casio G-shock watches and 18 other Casio watches togetherw orth $900 nine NFL jerseys worth $600 a soft ball glove and shoes together worth $99 20 caps worth $400 52 Oakley classes w orth $2,820 40 Power Balance wrist bands worth $400 one Louisville Slugger bag and a Coach bag, together worth $75 one Nokia cell phone and charger worth $30 The accused plead not guilty to the charges and was remanded to Her M ajestys Prison, Fox H ill. The matter was adjourned to August 31. WORKS Minister Neko Grant hit out at those who claim t he government did not do enough to secure the tent that housed the Bay Street Straw Market ahead of Hurricane Irene. Yesterday the Lucaya MP said government officials did all they could to safeguard the tent before Irene lashed New Providence, tore down trees and utility poles, and ripped through portions of the tent covering the temporary market site on Bay Street. "The tent was secured as best we could. It was unfair to say it was not secured. We took off the parts that we were able to take off," Mr Grant said. When asked if government would hasten the opening of the new straw market, currently under construction on Bay Street, Mr Grant said the workers are moving as fast as they can. The situation there is being evaluated. We are working feverishly in an effort to complete the new straw market. We don't see us moving into the new market until it's finished. We have no plans to replace the tent," he said. Straw vendors were issued letters by the ministry on August 22 two days before the storm hit New Providence advising them to remove all goods from the market. They were also told that the ministry would not be responsible for any damaged goods left at the site during the hurricane. After Irene, vendors moved their wares to the Prince George Wharf. The new market is set to open in September. T HE Water and Sewerage Corporation worked throughout the day yesterday to fix a sewerage overflow inP inewood Gardens caused by a disposal well failure. The problem occurred in the Plane Street area overt he weekend. Efforts are underway to put the new, recently completed, disposal well in ser vice and the corporations Sewer age Operations Team is currently ensuring full site clean-up, said WSC in a statement. Additionally, due to a mechanical failure, the McNeil Sewer Lift Station experienced some challenges late Saturday/early Sunday, which led to an overflow of wastewater in the West Den nis Court area. This was rectified on Sunday morning and clean-up efforts in the area continue, it said. In both incidents, the statement said, repair and cleanup efforts were launched as soon as the first report of a problem reached the WSC. The corporation apologises for the inconvenience caused, and appreciates the patience of both its cus tomers and the general pub lic, it said. The WSC also noted that water supply rationing will continue for a few more days across New Providence, as the corporation is still trying to recover from the interruption in water shipments from Andros during Hurricane Irene. The restricted supply is limited to decreases in water pressure and will not include full interruptions, the WSC said in the past. The public is invited to contact the corporations Call Centre with any com plaints or concerns on 3025599, 325-0505, or by email ing wscomplaints@wsc.com.bs. T WO men charged in connection with a drug case appeared in Magistrates Court for a bail hearing yesterday. Trevor Cartwright, 32, of White Subdivision, and Travolt B artlett, 29, of St James Road, appeared before Magistrate C arolita Bethell in Court Eight. They are charged in connection with a police chase that resulted in 588 pounds of marijuana being seized. C artwright was granted $50,000 bail while Bartlett, also known as Travolt Smith, was remanded to prison until the completion of the trial. C artwrights bail conditions include the surrender of all travel documents. He must report to the Wulff Road Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday before 6pm. T he matter was adjourned to November 28. MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH S HOP BREAK-IN, THEFT OF GOODS COURTNEWS W SC W ORKING TO CLEAN UP PINEW OOD SEWERA GE OVERFLOW TRAFFIC LIGHTS SHOULD BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY THURSDAY C OURTNEWS BAIL HEARING FOR PAIR CHARGED IN DRUG CASE IRENE RIPPED THROUGH portions of the tent covering the temporary market site on Bay Street. NEKOGRANT

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net HUMANITARIAN agencies have mobilised their resources to assist Family Island residents in the wake of Hurricane I rene. R elief efforts started i mmediately after the storm passed with Red Cross volunteers working over the weekend to pack food parcels destined for Acklins, Crooked Island and Cat Island. Caroline Turnquest, Red C ross director general, said t he organisation sent a round 200 parcels to the Family Islands with the greatest need on the weekend, and is on standby to send more supplies. The Red Cross is working in conjunction with o fficials from the National E mergency Management Agency (NEMA o rdinate the disbursement of supplies. They also have r epresentatives on the ground in each island. Water and non-perishable food are high priority items for donations, a ccording to Ms Turnq uest, who said the organisation is also looking for clean clothes in good cond ition. We are looking for food and water items from the public and good cloth-i ng. For some reason when we say clothing, they just clear out their closets and dump everything, she said. Although the emergency relief phase is expected to take about two to threew eeks, Ms Turnquest said t he Red Cross is in for the long haul. M arsha Kanady, comm unity relations officer at the Salvation Army, said they are seeking monetary donations, as well as nonperishable food and water. O n Sunday, the Salvation A rmy sent food, water and c leaning supplies on an emergency fight to Acklins and Long Island. The Bahamas Methodist Habitat is providing aviation support to NEMA and local humanitarian agencies, like the Red C ross and the Salvation Army, to transport relief supplies. Abraham McIntyre, executive director, said the organisation has operated about 15 flights across the islands, transporting a range of relief supplies. T he organisation works w ith dozens of pilots in the U nited States, who donate t heir services to assist in r elief efforts. T wice a year they conduct a fly-in to the Bahamas on low stressw eekends, to familiarise the pilots with the process. Throughout the year they conduct home repairs i n Eleuthera and other i slands. I n the aftermath of Hurr icane Irene, the organisation will work with NEMA to repair and reconstruct homes where needed. The organisation will also provide clean-up crews to help with the r ecovery. After Hurricane Ike, the organisation rebuilt about 5 0 homes in one month, s aid Kenrick Pierce, cons truction co-ordinator. Donations can be made to the disaster reliefa ccount of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church at the Royal Bank of Canada.T he account number is 0 5715-1284553. IMMEDIATE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR THE FAMILY ISLANDS H URRICANEIRENEAFTERMATH ABACOgot very little rain between two and three inches according to two rain gauges. The water seen here is salt water driven from the western marls by the strong westerly winds. Many of the spots on the S C B ootle highway to Cooper's Town were impassable due to standing saltwater from the wind driven surge. Some low areas of the end of Murphy Town still had salt water flooding two days later. THERE WASminimal damage in Man-O-War Cay, but t he light poles on the oceanfront ballfield were toppled. P hoto/David Ralph A HAITIAN BOAT brought into the Marsh Harbour harbour several weeks ago was seen being tossed back and forth during the storm, finally lodging in the Marsh Har-b our Marina (Jib Room restaurant k nocked the bow off two boats, one visible here. Remarkably, it is still afloat. Photo: David Ralph JOES CREEK part of Leisure Lee Development, has several canals often used by boatersf or storm protection. It does not always work out as expected. These boats are from The Moorings charter fleet based at the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour. They can probably ber efloated with minimal damage. Photo: Marilla Santillo

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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 7 barbed-wire fence at the rear of the yard he initially entered w hich belonged to Bill Tizard. He also damaged his knee when he landed on a large boulder near the rear of Sir Sidney Poitiers home the second yard to which he managed to escape. While he was in the back yard of Mr Tizards home, Mr Miller said he saw when the dark vehicle, which he believes to be either a Sun ny, Corolla, or a Hyundai, park in front of the property. I believe they must have parked to pick up the chain. I didnt even know the chain was off until I reached to Sir Sidney Poitiers old house. Or they could have been coming back for the rest of my jewellery. But, of course, my thing was trying to save my life, and that is why I continued to work my way through the yards until I got at least a block away from them, he said. Bloodied from the barbedwire and bruised, Mr Miller was able to make his way to his neighbours home, Philip Cartwright, who himself had been mugged in a similar fashion only a month ago right in front of Mr Millers home. Mr Cartwright said he had been jogging early one morning when a dark car, drivenby a woman, pulled up on the side of him, and in a flash he felt someone slap him on his chest. Thinking that someone had been trying to hail him, Mr Cartwright paused, beforehe was confronted by a young man who had got out of the rear of the car demanding that he hand over his (expletive) chain or else. Mr Cartwright and Mr Miller blamed both of these robberies and a spree of oth ers that have since come to light in the area on the Cash for Gold businesses which police have since started to target as possible contributors to crime. Mr Cartwright: People are being robbed left, right and centre, and the government hasnt closed them down yet! Listen, these fellas want a job, but they dont want to work. Mr Cartwright said he has filed his robbery with the police but has heard nothing from them to date. Another officer, Mr Cartwright added, attempted to help him and did a search of the registra tion of the car and discovered that it was owned by the mother of a known armed robber. I have not heard from (the police) since, he said. For his part, Mr Miller said, Cash for Gold establish ments need to be shut down immediately as they are causing serious problems in the country. These people will take your life for a couple of dollars. Those places need to close down. I am asking for the Minister responsible to shut these people down, on behalf of not for myself, but especially for the women who may not have been able to run or get out of the way because you never know if they mighth ave raped them, and they could have killed them. It is time we take serious action against these things. The same thing happened with this scrap metal. They are now going around and disconnecting peoples air-conditions. The same thing has happened down at our plaza on Harrold Road. They have taken every piece of copper off the air-condition units. Just disconnect them. The Minister (Tommy Turnquest get up off his (expletive start dealing with this, Mr Miller said. their future we are one." M r Christie explained that regardl ess of intent Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's post-hurricane assessment was insensitive to victims whose livelihood had been severely impacted. "When the leader of the country e nters into a debate on a matter of a disaster and the impact of it, he has to e xercise greater care than (Hubert I ngraham) exercised in speaking." Mr Christie added: "People who have experienced it, people who have actuallys een it, then say 'why is my Prime Minister not seeing this as it took place, why is he minimizing or making light of something that is incredibly serious'?" A fter extensive site visits to the affected Family Islands, MPs V Alfred Gray and Brave Davis lamented the d estruction experienced by residents. Mr Gray, MICAL MP, argued that the level of devastation experienced byh is constituents whose homes and b usinesses were severely damaged or destroyed could not be denied, despite the fact that there was no loss of life. Mr Gray contended that the government's response, which he termed as "fast but inadequate," lacked depth in their surv ey of Acklins and Crooked Island. M r Gray said: "If you sent Social Services and the other agencies of the gov e rnment and all they did was to follow the ministers around in cars that is not what I consider to be adequate response. They needed to walk and talk and touch and look in people's eyes and see the hurt and pain," he said. Mr Davis, Cat Island MP and deputy leader, said that the government's lack of preparedness was demonstrated byt he communication break down at the s outhern end of Cat Island after the storm made landfall and the subsequent setbacks to power restoration. BECw orkers on the island were said to be w ithout the necessary equipment to effectively restore supply. In addition to physical relief efforts, Mr Davis said that there was also a need for counselling for victims suffering postt raumatic stress. H e also suggested that the government consider waiving the duty on appli a nces for affected persons. "The observations we make are intended to get the government to understand that we are still in the hur r icane season, that other hurricanes may come this way and therefore, having had our failures exposed, let us make necessary preparation this time to ensure that we have the kind of equip ment on the island that we need immed iately after disaster strikes." I n an effort to encourage steward ship on New Providence, Mr Gray said that accounts will be set up at severall umber yards today, including Kelly's, J BR, and TOPS Lumber. The party has also asked their supporters to make donations to the National Emergency Management Agency. the course of the disease, even if it doesnt go to dengue haemorrhagic fever, there will be drop in platelet count which helps in clotting. So when youre brushing your teeth, or if youre prone to nosebleeds, you will see some bleeding. "We've seen patients with drops in blood count, he said, but they are not marked cases or large numbers of people having major complications from the bleeding." Dengue haemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organisation, is a poten tially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, often with enlargement of the liver, and in severe cases circulatory failure. Victims of DHF have described their ordeal asa hellish experience, marked by constant bleeding and severe pain and fatigue. Data on the number of persons to experience DHF was unavailable up to press time; however, Dr Brennen said that there had been only a very few cases. "Most people recover from that without incident and don't need medical intervention, it's just when you have massive spontaneous bleeds then we may need to intervene medically," he said. Health officials also noted a slight decrease in the number of cases; however, the number of persons arriving at the clinics was said to be influenced by hurricane activities. Last week, it was feared that Hurricane Irene could destroy the government's efforts to contain the dengue fever outbreak. High winds held the potential of both preventing mosquitos from breeding, and dis rupting fogging efforts. The Department of Environmental Health has confirmed that it will continue heavy fogging schedules, specifically targeting densely populated areas and schools throughout New Providence. "We still have to be vigilant, even once we see decreases in numbers, he said, it doesn't take away from the fact that we still have a lot of work to do. We still need to be vigilant, so we're going to continue to have town meetings, go into communities to distribute insecticides." The country has seen a record number of clinical cases more than 1,500 this year while public health officials are investigating three suspected fever related deaths. Three to 15 days after a mosquito bite, an infected person will feel chills, a headache, a high fever and pain behind the eyes. Lower back pain and achy joints are also early symp toms. Persons experiencing dengue fever-like symptoms are asked to call the hotline at 359-2929 to speak with a healthcare professional before visiting the Princess Margaret Hospital. l aw, it will take some time for that law to be able to be applied t o persons who are convicted, and so there are several other things the society ought to consider in the interim rather than t o expect something that is not likely to happen. One of the suggestions made by the Prime Minister is to change the current life sentence from 25 years to actual lifei mprisonment. We may have to determine that life imprisonment means life in prison, your natural life in prison, you wont come outa nymore, he said. We will have to categorise murders to determine that some cases should warrant the death penalty, while others may warrant imprisonment for life, their natural life and others fora lesser period of time. So thats what we are seeking to do. The government was scheduled to debate the death penalty bill before they adjourned for the summer. However, when t he House adjourned the bill was still not ready for presen tation. The proposed legislation will outline specific categories of m urder. It is still unclear if the government will bring the bill w hen Parliament resumes on October 5. Opposition leader Perry Christie said in his national address if the Progressive Liberal Party is elected to government hisp arty will carry out the law as it relates to hanging. Mr Ingraham declined to comment on Mr Christies statement but did say he was pleased Mr Christie was able toa ddress the nation on national television. When I was in opposition it was not possible for me to do so. With one radio station I couldn't buy time to be able to address the nation. He has a right to do so and I applaud himf or doing so. I also want to point out that while he was prime minister I found no record of a national address by him in his five years in office. No hangings were carried out under the PLP administration. The last time a convicted murderer was hanged was on January 6, 2000. By INIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA NORMALLY, I will let an i dea for a joke or column b ounce around in my head for a few days, sometimes even weeks, tossing and turning in my cranium like angry seas, long before I take it to the stage, airwaves or the dailies. H owever, after the other nights fiasco known as the MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) there is no time for procrastination on this one. Heres my no-holds-barred take on that over-hyped, underachieving event, which Ic an only classify as another f eeble attempt to reward mediocrity. Buckle up, here we go! THE GOOD: Chris Brown evoking memories of a young Michael Jackson (when Mike s till had his original nose) with his musical walk through the d ecades and acrobatic dance routine. T HE GOOD AND BAD: B ritney Spears Vanguard ( nothing to do with Dr John M cCartneys former political p arty) Music Award. Well d eserved for such a chronicled and decorated superstar in the music industry. The Bad and possibly even sad part was watching her wax rhapsodic about Beyonce as she introduced her showstealing performance. (That was a first; a specialty award r ecipient introducing a winner of a lesser award. It doesnt make much sense to me but maybe thats just me). THE BAD: Where do we s tart? There were too many good options to just name one. Lets start with Selina Gomez with her Goth prom dress, straight out of Elvira, Mistress of Darks closet. A nd since we are talking fashion I really dont like putting N icki Minaj on this list. I hate to say her attempt at the futuristic Toy Doll look was a n epic failure but what made the outfit worse was her hairdo. The tired multi-coloured creation inspired many looks( not too many good ones e ither). In my opinion Nickis hair resembled cotton candy, w hich has been attacked by a flock of sea gulls, who had just consumed Skittles, and also unleashed a multi-colour aerial assault of rainbow turds which were direct hits on their m arkher head. Speaking of marks, you ever notice how much Marc Anthony (J-Los soon to be ex) looks like Skeletor from Masters of the Universe? M aybe its just me. THE UGLY: Lady Gagas new alter ego of her ex boyfriend who came to life addictions and all. J ay Z and Kanye West posted up talking to one another at the VMAs defin itely fits the ugly. If you look at the snapshot captured for all of time it appeared to b e a camel (Jay-Z werewolf (Kanye I still think Boungie with Teeth better suitsK anye but we will roll with w erewolf. Also, Kanye doesnt get off t he hook for his tights/ stretch denim/ jeggings! (Yes, I am a shamed to say I now know t hat jeans leggings are called jeggings. A plague oer your house, Kanye!!) THE GOOD THE BAD A ND THE UGLY: B eyonce. Yes, all by hers elf, Beyonce. Winning another VMA award definitely was a good look for Beyonce. The Bad would be the way Beyonce announced her pregnancy on stage wearing those preggers pants (is that what they are called?), upstaging everybody else and bringing me to the painful but obvious conclusion that the other 190 minutes of the show amounted to hours of my life totallyw asted, which I will never get b ack. The Ugly will definitely be a no brainer: The expected first child of Jay Z and Beyo nce. With a father that looks like Joe Camel and mother who is a princess in her own r ight, this could be a wicked mix! Hopefully the DNA from some of Beyonces good o ld Bahamian roots will come o ut in the wash. If not their s pawn will no doubt still serve a great and higher purpose in l ife A rent camels on the endangered species list in the M iddle East? THE VMAS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY COMICS VIEW I NIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA CHRIS BROWN performs at the MTV Video Music Awards. (AP PM:CAPITAL PUNISHMENT WILL PROBABLY NOT BE A REALITY FROM page one FROM page one BLEEDING DENGUE FEVER CASES CONFIRMED FROM page one FORMER MINISTER RUNS FOR HIS LIFE FROM page one PLP LEADER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO DISASTER STRATEGY

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. A ssociated Press NEW JERSEY rivers busted out of their banks Monday, causing record floods in some places, leaving residents else-w here frustrated that they're s tuck with homes that flood r egularly and offering the first major test of new flood-control measures in one town that was awash 12 years ago. T he scene in inland areas showed that the sense of relief a day earlier that Hurric ane Irene's wrath in the state wasn't as bad as feared wasp remature. T racks at the Trenton train s tation remained covered by f loodwaters, a prime reason Amtrak officials did not know w hen they would be able to restore service between Philadelphia and New YorkC ity. New Jersey Transit said it planned to restore most of its commuter rail service Tuesday, though service between New Brunswick and Trenton would remain suspended. D etours were set up on h undreds of roads big and small because of high waters and fallen trees. More than6 00,000 homes and businesses were still without electricityM onday afternoon, even as u tility companies brought h undreds of thousands of others back on line. And the number of deaths t hat authorities said may be linked to the storm grew to at least six. Most of the dead were caught in fast-moving f loodwaters. "We're not out of the woods yet regarding this s torm," Gov. Chris Christie told a news conference Mon day night in Manville, the s cene of major flooding. Christie said waters had reached or passed record lev els at nine river locations, and h e warned that the Passaic River had not yet crested. "We're talking a tragic mass o f flooding," said David Robinson, the state's clima tologist, based at Rutgers University. R esidents of Little Falls, along the Passaic River, watched brown river water lap up at the edges of their drive ways on Sunday. By Monday, t heir basements and first floors were submerged, with the water not expected to stop r ising until Tuesday. Carlos Medina found the water was so high that itb reached his rubber overalls a s he made his way to his front door to check on damage. "Everything's ruined," he s aid. "My couch and all my furniture underwater. My computer gone. But life isg ood. At least I have my family." Longtime residents said it was the worst flooding they'd ever seen even in a neigh borhood where some people h ave beautiful flood gardens borne of various seeds that washed up and took root in p revious floods. In parts of Pompon Lakes, a northern community sur r ounded by three rivers, there w ere severe floods again, something that has become frustratingly commonplacel ately. "We were told 10, 11 years ago when we moved in thatt his was a 100-year flood zone," said Joe Sevean. "This has happened seven times in 10 years, so which one is the 100-year flood?" The neighborhood was the scene of one of the most dramatic moments of the flooding when a house in the evacuation zone exploded early Monday. No one was there. At the time, natural gas lines were still on in the area. As firefighters fought rushing, chest-high water to try to extinguish the fire, Sevean's wife, Joy Sevean, was a few blocks away, half-jokingly suggesting that its owner may have gotten the best of the deal. She and other residents said they have given up hoping that the government will step in and either fix the flooding problems permanently or buy them out and turn the area into wetlands. "We have two children, and I don't want them living like this," she said as she pointed to the flooded park. "We want out, but it seems like nobody listens to us." Bound Brook, a town along the Raritan River that hads ome of the most dramatic floods 12 years ago when the remnants of Hurricane Floyd s wamped the state, was get ting hit again, but it seemed that flood controls built sincet hen were keeping the waters f rom rising as high this time. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state start-e d putting infrastructure in place to lessen the impact of flooding. A system of waterp umps, levies, flood walls and diversions was making the dif ference this time around between outright disaster and a manageable emergency, officials said. Downtown Bound Brook looked like an eerie movie studio Monday afternoon. Quaint clothing stores with mannequins in the windows stood alongside Ooh-La-La's gentleman's club and a Chi nese restaurant. The normally bustling downtown was completely vacant as pumps sucked water from the main strip. At its height, the water reached businesses' doorknobs, officials said, but by late Monday only a few feet remained. A larger pump was pulling 180 cubic feet of water per second from Bound Brook's streets while a second drew 160 cubic feet. A contractor manned the larger pump throughout the hurricane as waters rose around him. At least five diversion pipes allowed water to flow to the pumps under the street from other areas. "This is how we calculate the benefits," said Col. John B oule, an Army Corps commander. "It's very satisfying f or us and for the contractors who build it and did it right just the way it was designed to be built." The federal government has shouldered most of the costo f building the system, with N ew Jersey picking up about one-third. The project is still in progress and will continue u ntil the last component a closure gate is completed in next year. E ven though much of Bound Brook is still under water and the damage is immense, it's a small fraction of what it would have been had the town not planned ahead, officials said. T he floods were all over the state. Homes were evacuated from Hoboken, across the Hudson River from New Y ork City, to Vineland, on the Maurice River far in southern New Jersey. A t the Enterprise car rental office in Lawrenceville, at least 10 cars were totaled fromt he water. In Wayne, floodwater from the Pompton Riv er came so fast it buckled the asphalt in a car dealership. I n several places, 5-ton watertight National Guard trucks helped get people out. For those with normal vehi cles, the flooding made get ting around New Jersey an e normous challenge as roads, i ncluding parts of Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway, were washed away.S ome businesses, such as Johnson & Johnson's headquarters in New Brunswick, told workers to stay home. In Denville, St. Clare's Hos pital kept about 110 patients i n place as floodwater surrounded the building. One nurse used a kayak to get to work. Hurricane Irene hit at Little Egg Inlet north of Atlantic City early Sunday, only the third to make landfall in the state in the last 200 years. The winds gusted to over 60 mph along the shore, mostly evacuated of its visitors and resi dents. Beaches were severely eroded, but structural damage on the shore wasn't as bad as officials feared. But the rains Saturday and Sunday were heavy and not just on the shore. Over 10 inches were record ed in Stockton and Wayne and at least 5 inches almost everywhere else. Robinson, the climatologist, said Irene would join the handful of storms whose names make people wince, like Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and the Ash Wednesday Nor'easter of 1962. He said that as a rainstorm, it will end up about as bad as Tropical Storm Doria, which doused the state 40 years earlier. The only worse flooding statewide was the Great Flood of 1903, which came in Octo ber of that year, the month after the last hurricane that made landfall in the state. It had been a wet month before Irene's rains arrived Saturday. Robinson said the average total rainfall from observation centers across the state will be about 15 inches for the month 3 inches more than October 2005, which had been the rainiest recorded in the state. Some locations have had about 2 feet of rain in all. INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 0$5.(7,1* '(17 1(('(' RESCUE WORKERS pull a boat with a woman as they wade through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene, Monday, Pompton Lakes, N.J. Pompton Lakes is surrounded by three r ivers and was seeing serious flooding Monday. Record crests were expected in the area. (AP FLOOD IMPACT MULTIPLIES AS WATER RISES ACROSS NJ H URRICANEIRENEAFTERMATH A MAN is seen on a jet-ski in floodwaters as officials surveyed a neighborhood in Pompton Lakes, N.J. (AP W ATERBURY, Vt. A ssociated Press VERMONTwas reeling M onday from a flooding dis aster left by Tropical Storm Irene that washed out roadsa nd bridges, cut off about a d ozen towns, left thousands of homes and businesses without power, and killed at l east three people. Waterbury was among the hardest hit. Flood waterss hut down the Vermont Emergency Management headquarters, the Vermont State Hospital and other s tate agency offices. About 50 patients were moved from the psychiatric hospital t o other facilities. "It breaks your heart to see the extraordinary dev-a station that we're seeing h ere in Vermont," Gov. Peter Shumlin said after touring the state by heli-c opter with U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and other offi cials. "I do not believe that w e have seen flooding like this in our state's history." State emergency workers had to evacuate Monday in t he middle of trying to man age the disaster. They moved to Federal Emer gency Management Agency offices in Burlington. "We lost our (computer s erver and email," said Mark B osma, spokesman for the state agency. "We had to setu p Gmail and Hotmail accounts." And to top it off, they lost the disaster management software they use. Throughout Waterbury were signs of Sunday's storm: a mud-caked Main Street, an inundated ball field, and flooded-out homes. "It's a mess, a total disaster," 42-year-old Justine Barup said, her voice break ing, as she surveyed her front yard covered in silt and mud. About 35,000 electric customers remained without power Monday, down from about 50,000 during the storm. A ski lodge partially collapsed at the Killington resort in south-central Vermont. No one was in the lodge at the time, but about 300 guests at a resort hotel and condominiums as well as 100 Killington resort staff were stranded because the roads were washed out, said Killington marketing manager Chris Danforth. The deaths included a young woman from Macedonia participating in a work program at southern Ver mont's Mount Snow resort. She was swept away while watching the Deerfield River on Sunday. The governor said a man died in Ludlow, though no additional details were immediately available. A Rutland City worker checking on the city's water supply in neighboring Mendon, apparently fell into the Mendon Brook when a river bank collapsed. Michael Joseph Garofano, 55, was later confirmed dead. His son, 24-year-old Michael Gregory Garofano, who was with him at the time, was missing. VERMONT REELS FROM HISTORIC FLOODING

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CAT ISLAND LOCAL NEWS P AGE 10, TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE ABACO CAT ISLAND PM IN GREEN TUR TLE CA Y PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham meets residents of Green Turtle Cay. THE PRIME MINISTER greets Green Turtle Cay Mayor Floyd Lowe. CAT ISLAND RESIDENTS THE MUD, ABACO FelipŽ Major /T ribune staf f

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LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1, P AGE 1 1 o rdin ate the re lie f eff orts, th e c a n n e d f o o d a n d d r i n k i n g w at er will leave Ne w Pr ovidence today and is expected t o r e a c h C a t I s l a n d b y Wednesday. "Th e dri nki ng w a te r i s ru nn i n g l o w s i n c e t h e r e i s n o e l ec tri c it y on t he e n tire isl an d t o g e n e r a t e p o w e r f o r t h e s ma ll r eve r s e os m o s is p lan t ther e. T he lo c al foo d st or es are cleared out (but) a boat w i l l a rr i v e o n W e d n e s d a y w i t h fresh supplies. "If they don't drink water there's always a can of soda a n d mo st sto re s a re st il l in ta c t but (d ri nki ng) water is ru nn ing o ut," sa id Mr Ill ing wh o w il l re turn to C at Islan d f r o m N e w P r o v i d e n c e l a t e r t h i s week. Anyone wishing to donate to the relief effort can bring b o t t l e d w a t e r a n d c a n n e d goods to the vessel Eastwind at Potter's Cay before 4 pm today, he said. Roofing materials dona ted b y th e g r ou p of c on c e rn e d c it ize n s in t he capit al and seco n d h o m e o w n e r s b a s ed i n F l o r i d a s h o u l d b e i n C a t I s l a n d b y t h e w e e k e n d h e added. Government has agreed to p a y th e c o st of t he f re ig ht Mr Illing said. "W e st arte d a pri va te re lie f fund and with the help of the go v e r n m en t w e a r e a b l e t o bring the freight from Miami to Cat Island free of charge. W e' re a bl e to b ri n g i n $ 2 5 0 0 0 in roofing materials through pr i v at e ly r ai s ed m on e y an d government is picking up the cost of the freight. W e h a v e a g o o d m i x o f p l y w o o d n a i l s s h i n g l e s a s well as some cement coming that should be on the island by Sunday." I r en e r i pp ed t h r ou gh Cat I s l an d b e tw ee n W ed n es d ay and Thursday of last week. The storm snapped power li nes u pr o ot ed ut il it y p ol es and trees, and left dozens of homes damaged or uninhab itable. When The Tribune visited t h e i s l a n d l a s t F r i d a y r e s i dents were already repairing r o o f s a n d s i f t i n g t h r o u g h wa t er s o a ke d d eb r i s t o s al vage what they could. G O V T R E VE A L S PL A N S T O H ELP H U RRIC A N E V ICTIMS IN C A T ISL A N D ABACO SCENES FROM THE HURRICANE DEV AST A TION IN ABACO ABACO THE MUD, ABACO FROM page two BRINGING WATER TO CAT ISLAND FelipŽ Major /T ribune staf f

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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPO RATION (BEC i nstall almost 100 new electricity poles between Cat Island and Eleuthera alone,i ts chairman yesterday sayi ng it was making excep tional progress in restora tion efforts that were likely to be completed in twow eeks. Michael Moss described Cat Island and Eleuthera as the two biggies in terms of BECs electricity supply restoration efforts, with work in the former island likely to take two weeks, although 100 per cent of customers elsewhere would be reconnected sooner. Still waiting to be done is Cat Island, which requires 62 poles, and the number for Eleuthera is 35 poles, Mr Moss said. Those are the two biggies in terms of major work needed in concentrated areas. Thats where the By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor THE BAHAMIANecono my is still on track to grow b y 1-2 per cent during 2011 and shrug off Hurricane Irenes worst effects, the Cen t ral Bank of the Bahamas governor yesterday saying insurance inflows would counterbalance any foreign reserves drawdown. Wendy Craigg said that, at worst, the Category Three s torm would have minimal i mpact on the Bahamas gross domestic product (GDP growth projections, given that t he main drivers tourism and foreign direct investment pro jects centred on Nassau were spared the worst. A nd, while there might be some drawdown on the Bahamas $1.038 billion inf oreign currency reserves to finance Irene-related repairs, Mrs Craigg said this was like-l y to be more than offset by B y NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business R eporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net THE fishing industry h as been heavily impact ed by Hurricane Irene, with the next "two to three weeks" projected to be very difficult as Bahami an fisherman try to get b ack on their feet, the Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance's (BCFA chief, Adrian LaRoda,t old Tribune Business yes terday. "It's definitely going to $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held r esponsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.55 $5.43 $5.55 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor B ISX-listed Bahamas W aste yesterday said it expected to receive a lit-t le boost from the Hurr icane Irene clean-up, although its productivity i n the two days immediately after the storm had been limited by issues at the Tonique WilliamsDarling Highway landfill. F rancisco de Cardenas, B ahamas Wastes manag ing director, said the com-p any currently had 18 t rucks on the road, comp ared to the normal 1213, until things calm down a bit, probably in aw eek or so. The company has been busy serving both its regular customers and clients who had requested oneoff services to remove hurricane debris, but Mrde Cardenas said late o penings at the landfill on Friday and Saturday had caused us some frustra t ion, and we will have to wait and see how this affects us It has caused us some p roblems, and usually the f irst two-three days after a storm are the busiest, the Bahamas Waste managing director told Tribune Business. That really put us in a bind. When people cant get what they wantf rom you, they go somewhere else. By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor THE BAHAMIANgeneral insurance industry is likely to incur around $90 million in insured losses as a result of Hurric ane Irene, a leading executive said yesterday, with his company aiming to process 80 per cent-plus of claims within sixeight weeks. Patrick Ward, president and chief executive of Bahamas First, told Tribune Business that he, too, believed the level and v olume of Hurricane Irene-related property and casualty claims would be below Carrier aiming to process %-plus o f Irene claims within six-eight weeks $300-$700m insured losses projection f or Bahamas out of left field Industry believes significant impact f or profits, but no wipe out SEE page 4B S EVEREDAMAGE t o the roof of this complex on Cat Island. F elip Major / Tribune staff BEC: MORE THAN 1 00 NEW POLES REQUIRED Cat Island and Eleuthera the two biggies Minister says outage info accuracy and trees falling on power lines Irenes major lessons SEE page 2B MICHAEL MOSS Central Bank governor says Irene to have minimal impact on GDP growth forecast at worse Reinsurance inflows, which totalled net $128m in 2004, to offset external reserves drawdown Reserves at $1.038bn THE B AHAMAS STILL ON TRACK FOR 1-2 PER CENT GROWTH SEE page 5B BAHAMAS WASTE EYEING BOOST FROM IRENE Landfill issues limit productivity* Govt says failure of public to dump greenw aste at designated site behind facilitysl ate opening/early closure FISHING INDUSTRY FACES LOST MONTH SEE page 4B Fears thousands of traps damaged or lost SEE page 5B

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majority of work is going to c ome from. Sixty-two poles n eed to be changed. Cat Island has no poles whatsoe ver, and that comprises a h uge portion of that infras tructure. Although Acklins has been hard hit, about 20 p oles are needed to be installed in one area of Acklins. Acklins has two major communities, and the Salina Point portion we have completely restored. The Spring Point portion we still have to do. A sked by Tribune Busin ess how long BECs restoration efforts through o ut the Bahamas would t ake, Mr Moss replied: At the outside two weeks, par ticularly for Cat Island, and the others [islands] willr equire a bit less time. He added that BEC was trying to get the barge, car r ying its pole digger, into Cat Island by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. think were making e xceptional progress so far, M r Moss said of BECs Hur ricane Irene repair efforts. The teams are working hard, they are working long, a nd I would like to com mend them. Theyve worked diligently, and the work has been phenomenal. T he BEC chairman said licensed telephone line engi neers had also been engaged by BEC to help with r estoration of its overhead power cables. In total, Mr Moss estimat e d that some 150 BEC per sonnel had been engaged in line repairs and electricity supply restoration, with then eed to man phones and t ackle customer service issues taking the overall number involved to around 300. Earl Deveaux, minister of the environment, told Tri bune Business yesterday he had been impressed with the Irene response of both BEC and the Water & Sewerage Corporation, plus the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS control rooms of both corporations during the storm. The minister, though, said that could have been better served during Irene if it had been fed more accu rate information by customers about where power outages and problems were o ccurring, many callers fail ing to provide addresses, street names and house numbers. A nother lesson learned by both BEC and the wider Bahamian public, MrD eveaux said, should be the need to prune and trim tress so that they, and their branches, do not fall ono verhead power lines. I was extremely impressed with the dedication of the personnel, Mr Deveaux told Tribune Business. Where we could have been better served, on reflection, was the accuracy of information coming in from persons reporting outages. We called people, and got streets, addresses and house numbers on a lot of physical locations. With that information, BEC could monitor the grid and identify where the most appropriate places were to take peo ple off the grid and re-route power. Bahamians and residents, the minister explained, needed to do a better job in s aying: I live here. This was crucial, because on some streets the two sides were served by differentB EC sub-stations, for example. The grid does not go the w ay you might think, Mr Deveaux said. In Imperial Park and Sea Breeze, all the infrastructure is behind peo-p les houses. Those are very c hallenging areas to restore power to after a hurricane. Elsewhere, he added: Perhaps one of the most significant lessons we [BEC] and the public ought to learn from this is the location of trees near power lines. This, Mr Deveaux explained, meant BEC and homeowners/businesses pruning them in such a way as to ensure they did not directly fall on power lines during a storm. The minister agreed with Mr Moss that it would take Cat Island about two weeks to return to normal from a BEC perspective, given that electricity poles took a pounding from the storm surge. BUSINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE REGULATOR DISMISSES BTC NUMBER FEARS B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor THE COMMUNICATIONS industry regulator has dismissed the Bahamas Telecommunications Companys (BTC nations telephone numbering r esources will be fully utilised by 2016, saying it does not predict exhaustion... any time in the near future. In its response to the Utilities Regulation & Competition A uthoritys (URCA o n the National Numbering Plan ( NNP), BTC had expressed surprise at the regulators apparent prediction that the NNP wouldo nly last until 2016, five years f rom now. T he newly-privatised carrier a dded that work should be started now to redesign the NNP if URCA genuinely believed this,a dding that exhaustion implies a fundamental re-design on the dialling plan, and experience elsewhere indicates that such a red esign and implementation can take between four to five years. And BTC also urged URCA to set a more ambitious target f or NNP exhaustion, arguing that c urrent capacity equivalent to 20 numbers per person, based ona forecast Bahamian population of 400,000 in 2030 should endure for many years. But, clarifying its position, U RCA said it had merely noted that the Bahamas was assigned itso wn Numbering Plan Administ rator (NPA 1996. In the original consultation, the regulator said it had notedt hat with good management the NNP was likely to satisfy demand for 20 years hence until 2016. URCA notes that full liberalis ation in the sector did not happen as expected to the extent that BTC remains by far the most sign ificant user of numbering r esources, and there remains a s ignificant proportion of the NPA a vailable for assignment, the regu lator responded. While URCA notes that the 242 NPA, when allocated in 1996, was expected to last until at the very latest 2016, URCA has and does not extend this position tom ean that the 242 NPA is expected to last until only 2016. Currently, assuming prudent m anagement, URCA does not predict exhaustion of the 242 NPA at any time in the nearf uture. Elsewhere, BTC said the key criteria in evaluating applications by communications providers for n ew number blocks should be the level of consumer usage when the application was made. Because p roviders were required to age n umbers previously in service, it a rgued that per cent utilisation could never be achieved. The privatised carrier, now 51 per cent majority owned by Cable& Wireless Communications ( CWC), identified further issues with cell phone SIM cards. These took weeks to order and deliver, BTC argued, with SIM cards held at one retail outlet unavailable to the customers of a nother. T his, it said, affected the availability of cell phone numbers to BTCs customers. Yet the regulator responded: URCA does not agree that the bulk assignment of telephone numbers to SIM cards that are held in invent ory by any retail outlet, waiting for sale to a customer, should be considered as a telephone number already committed to a customer. Hence, such pre-programmed t elephone numbers must be class ified as numbers available for assignment. URCAs position is t hat a telephone number only b ecomes unavailable after it is a ssigned to a specific customer. Providers should manage their i nventories of telephone numbers, w hether or not they elect to bulk program SIM cards or carry out similar activities, so that customers approaching a retail outlet may have access to the available t elephone numbers. Meanwhile, BTCs main competitor, Cable Bahamas, expressed concern that the draft NNP did not allow for Bahamasbased service providers using N ext Generation Networks ( NGN), which required different naming, addressing and numbering systems. In response, URCA said: URCA notes Cable Bahamas opinion that the draft NNP does not deal with service providers u sing Next Generation Networks (NGN URCA believes that while the plan is based on E.164 resources for central offices, this does not mean that other numbering, nami ng and addressing protocols c ould not be introduced into the NNP as developed and as needed i n the sector. At present, work on these new p rotocols is still under development, and existing NGN networksh ave generally been deployed u sing E.164 resources. Also brushes aside privatised carriers SIM card concerns URCA says phone numbering plan flexible e nough for Next Generation Networks BEC: MORE THAN 100 NEW POLES REQUIRED FROM page one

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By NATARIO McKENZIET ribune Business R eporter nmckenzie@ tribunemedia.net THE MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources, LarryC artwright, said yesterday the Bahamas was making progress towards meeting t he requirements mandate d by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC He told Tribune Business: "That's in progress and we are on target. Before the effective date comes into being we should find ourselves all prepared, and the industry should not suffer. It's just a matter of getting some other things in place. The exporters would have to get some extra equipment for their facili ties, and there is the mat ter of enlightening the fishermen on the various documents they have to com plete to make sure that the items that are exported from the country can be traced back to where they were harvested from." Mr Cartwright said MSC requirements are expected to come into effect some time next year. At its core, the MSC certification pro gramme is about ensuring the sustainability of fish populations globally. It encourages governments, the private sector, con sumers and all stakehold ers to embrace sustainable practices, such as documenting fish populations, implementing management plans, enforcing catch size limits, and respecting sea son bans. The Bahamas has yet to comply. Adrian LaRoda, president of the Bahamas Com mercial Fishers Alliance (BCFA Business: Were not much further than we have been at the beginning of the year. Right now the ball is not in the fishermen's hands. At this point as fisherman we have gone basically as far as we can go in terms of meeting the requirements. Now it's really up to the Government to push ahead with their portion of it, which is legislation and everything else." Failure to comply with MSC requirements would result in the Bahamas facing further export restrictions, and place the fish eries industry at risk of los ing huge sectors of itse xport market. Leading seafood retail ers in the US and Europe,t he core export markets for the Bahamas' $80 mil lion crawfish industry, have signed up to the cer t ification programme of t he Marine Stewardship Council (MSC is the international leader in certification and eco-l abelling for sustainable seafood. Certification is granted to the fishing industry as a whole, not individual stakeholders. In order to qualify for certification, all stakeholders have to be mobilised, including fishermen, processors, exporters, retailers, consumers and marine resource regulators. It is not a mandatory certifica tion, but the global industry is trending towards and embracing it. The Bahamas is the fifth largest producer of craw fish tails in the world. In 2008, it exported 4.5 million pounds. The fishing industry is the third largest income producer in the Bahamas behind tourism and the financial services sector. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 3B THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bsSENIOR MANAGERIAL V ACANCY Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position: Council Secretary, responsible for supporting the good governance and management of The College. Duties and responsibilities include preparing all materials necessary for effective decision-making processes by Council; providing broad general guidance on legal and regulatory matters and recording all legal obligations entered into by The College; acting as the Colleges industrial relations liaison between employees and management and presenting managements position in contract negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labour practice hearings. Applicants must have a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or Labour Relations and a minimum of seven years practicing law coupled with experience involving collective bargaining, contract administration and management. Bahamians only need apply. For detailed job descriptions, visit www .cob.edu.bs/hrapply Interested candidates should submit the following to Associate Vice President, H.R., Human Resources Department, The College of The Bahamas or email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs on or before Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 : Acover letter of interest College of The Bahamas Application Form (available online at www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile) Acurrent detailed curriculum vitae Copies of qualifications obtained Copies of all available transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment) Copy of the information page of passport The names and contact information for three professional references CONTRACTORS EXPLORE VOLUNTEERING SERVICES By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net THEBAHAMIAN Contractors A ssociations (BCA terday told Tribune Business the organisation was looking at volunteering some services to help Fami-ly Island residents rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irene. G odfrey Forbes said he intended t o put the idea forward to the BCAs c ouncil members. This is something we are going to have to sit down and strategise, he explained. We have to see exactly what the Governments plans would be int erms of allocating certain amount of funds to assist. If the Government is going to come up with some funds then of course we would look at having some of these contractors go ahead and be willing to carry out some of the work, maybe not forw hat it would be normally in terms of them dealing with ordinary cons truction. Here we are dealing with sectors o f our country who, in most cases, may not have the means to deal with the kind of repairs and damages they may find themselves suffering from. Some people may have, but I believet he overwhelming majority may not have the insurance to pay for dam a ges. Once we are done with our meeting I intend to call the Prime Minister to see what we can do in terms of assisting with work. Mr Forbes added: I'm trying to l ook at ways to get contractors to buy into it and assist in that and, at the same time, be helping out there in the islands. Even though you as a contractor may not be walking out with a 15 o r 20 per cent profit for whatever w ork you may do, if you go ahead and accept maybe 5 per cent or something like that, you got somet hing out of it. It may be a way we can do something whereby it will be a win-win situation for all. But, at the end of the day, the Government still will n eed to come up with some funds to offset the overall costs. M r Forbes was unable to say if hurricane repairs would be major b oost to the Bahamian construction industry. "There definitely will be some work thats going to be required. As it relates to business, I don't know how much, he said. T he BCA president added that the domestic housing sector was e xtremely important to the construction industry, as many contract ors cater to that segment. It is extremely important to our local industry because the majority of our contractors are contractors that cater to that part of the indust ry, Mr Forbes said. They basically deal with single f amily homes, and most of them for the most part deal with the afforda ble homes. With that, if you have the bulk of your construction industry that caters to that market, then of course when that is flat it affects the majority of contractors, our smaller a nd medium-sized contractors. At the end of the day it does impact n egatively on the overall economy. BAHAMAS MOVING ON FISHERIES CER TIFIC ATION THEREMAINS of a house destroyed during Hurricane Irene. Industr y sa ys it s in Go vt s hands LARRYCARTWRIGHT S uperClubs Breezes yesterday said it would pay staff a percentage of their wages to minimset he impact of its twomonth closure until November 1, 2011, as itm oves to repair roof dam age caused by Hurricane Irene. Explaining in a state m ent that it was impossi b le to keep the property open while the repairs were taking place, the Cable Beach-based resort said it had no option but to temporarily lay-off staff for two months starting on September 1. Apart from paying staff a percentage of their wages, SuperClubs Breezes encouraged them to take accrued vacation s o they could receive full pay for two weeks. The resort added that some staff would remaini n areas such as housekeeping, food and bever age, engineering, securi t y, front office and admin istration. Meanwhile, the multimillion dollar SchoonerB ay development in Aba c o withstood Hurricane Irenes 125-130 mile per hour winds, the storms eye passing directly over it. A statement from the developers said the seawall, harbour, groin, dune system and completed homes also held up against a four foot storm surge. The homes are designed to withstand C ategory Five storms, with the minimum elevation of the first floors set at 12 feet in the SchoonerB ay village, and 60 feet above sea level for ridge homes. A dding that not a sin gle roof shingle was lost, nor did any rainwater enter the houses, thed evelopers said: With m illions of dollars invest ed in raising the rough grade of the entire village up to a minimum nine to 10 feet above sea level, the water did not flood any building lots in the village. The homes with their finished ground floors at a minimum of 12 feet above sea level were undam aged. Sc hooner Bay withstands 4ft storm surge and 125-130 mph winds Breezes staff to get por tion of wages

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t he couple of hundred million that the industry paido ut as a result of Hurricane Frances in 2004. And he described as out of left field the assessment by a Boston-based risk mod-e lling agency, AIR Worldw ide, that the Bahamas had sustained insured losses of between $300-$700 million as a result of Irene a sum more than double what was sustained in Frances. M eanwhile, other B ahamas-based general insurers said that while the level of insured losses from Hurricane Irene would have a significant impact on carriers projected 2011 profits, it w ould not completely wipe t hem out unless another storm hit the Bahamas later in the season. I think our current assessment is that the claims willd efinitely be below the level we incurred during Frances,M r Ward told Tribune Busin ess. Our thoughts, from a market standpoint, is thatw ere probably looking at insured losses of $90 million in total. In terms of economic damage, it could be several times that amount, but its difficult to estimate until we g et more information in. T he Bahamas First president said there are several factors behind Irenes vol-u me and value of claims being lower than those for Hurricane Frances, namelyt he fact that it held a more e asterly track and did not impact major population centres, particularly Freeport and Abaco, to the extent of the latter. We have people stationed i n various islands, and within t he next couple of days we w ill have adjusters on the ground in every single location we have a presence in, Mr Ward told Tribune Business. We have aggregate or e xposure in every island of t he Bahamas. We have a bit of exposure in Exuma, Cat Island, San Salvador, Ragged Island, Acklins, Crooked Island, the whole lot. Bahamas First had already s tarted processing Hurricane I rene-related claims, and Mr Ward added: Weve already set up our Hurricane Claims Processing Centre. Its a standalone operat ion that segments hurricane claims from the normal pull o f activities, enabling them to focus exclusively on dealing with our adjusted claims. We anticipate, in the first s ix-eight weeks, having dealt with the majority of claims reported as much as 80 perc ent-plus of claims dealt w ith. Boston-based insurance risk modelling agency, AIR W orldwide, has estimated that Caribbean-wide insurance losses resulting fromI rene will total between $ 500-$1.1 billion. Of that sum, it estimated some 60 per cent between $300-$700 million would be incurred in the Bahamas. This estimate was reported a s gospel by other Bahamian media yesterday, but Mr Ward and others poured scorn on it. I dont know where that number comes from, but its c ompletely out of left field, t he Bahamas First president told Tribune Business. Mr Wards assessment was b acked by Tom Duff, genera l manager of Insurance Company of the Bahamas (ICBt hrough which J. S. Johnson places much of its property and casualty business. A sked whether Irenerelated insurance losses were likely to erode, but not wipe out, the sectors projected p rofits for 2011, Mr Duff told this newspaper: Thats what I believe at this point in time. If this is the only hurri cane we see this year, I think it will be a significant loss fort he industry, a significant impact for the bottom line, but not a major one. The main concern for the i ndustry right now is that were not even in September yet, weve had a catastrophi c event, and theres a good c ouple of months of the hurricane season still to come. Its better if you have a catastrophic event at the end of the season. If it comes at the beginning, it adds a bit ofn ervous tension to the indust ry. Mr Duff said Bahamian property and casualty insurers were well protected in terms of balance sheets due to the high level of reinsur-a nce they acquired annuall y. ICB has a pretty heavy proprietary insurance programme, he explained, meaning the impact of ane vent like this is greatly reduced. Whatever the i mpact is, well be fine in terms of the bottom line. Based on initial reports, Mr Duff said: The generalc onsensus seems to be that the level of damage certainly was not as bad as Frances orJ eanne. W hile not wanting to give false hope, as larger claims and the mounting up of r eserves might occur later, the ICB general manager added: If I was pressed tom ake any kind of opinion, i ts not looking as bad as some of the recent hurricanes weve had. So far today Im more encouraged than I was last Thursday, but its a little pre m ature to count the chickens. But, overall, I believe the losses are less than Frances and, possibly, Jeanne. Turks & Caicos, where I CB and J S Johnson also h ave exposure, was quite encouraging as there had not been a huge amount ofd amage in those islands. And t he Bahamian islands most impacted, such as Cat Island, Long Island, Crooked Islanda nd Acklins, were not location where ICB had major exposure. I think as an industry weve very well prepared, Mr Duff said, and I have no concerns about that whatso e ver. Having been through three hurricanes between 2004-2005, the industry hand led them very well, and learned lessons from them. As an industry, were v ery good at mobilising loss adjusters to come in and deal with our locations. Whatever damage is incurred, wever esponded very well and very professionally. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Mr de Cardenas said Bahamas Waste could only operate during the hours theT onique Williams-Darling Highway landfill was open, as its trucks needed to make regular calls to deposit waste loads before getting back on the road to new jobs. H owever, the delayed openings on Frid ay and Saturday, which caused truck backups on the main road, had limited our p roductivity. As far as collections are concerned, I t hink its had quite a substantial impact, Mr de Cardenas added. Not only is it try-i ng to pick up regular customers, but going b eyond the call of duty to get extra requirem ents met Things seem to be back to normal now, b ut the first couple of days was a challenge. We actually had to empty some loads here in our yard so we could get some equipm ent out to people who needed it. Earl Deveaux, minister of the environm ent, yesterday told Tribune Business that based on reports from the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS t he problems at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway landfill were caused by trucks f ailing to deposit green waste at the designated site. When the hurricane struck, we agreed as a matter of policy that we would send all the green waste to a dedicated site, and continue to send the solid waste to theo riginal site, Mr Deveaux explained. This decision was taken because green waste, such as trees, branches and other hurricane-related debris, solidified when w et and, if placed in the main landfill, were l ikely to ignite fires. We have in mind to ship from Eleuthera t o Nassau an industrial mulcher that will p ermit us to convert a lot of this debris to u sable mulch, Mr Deveaux explained. In order to do that, the Department had top repare the site, and the public bringing i n that waste had to be directed to that site. They had challenges to get the public to use that site for green waste trees, twigs and leaves. Im confident that they had serious challenges and conflicts, and so they closed the site early one day and o pened late the following day. All I expected was a level of co-operat ion to accommodate that endeavour, and i t takes a little order to do that. T he minister added that waste was being d umped on the one mile road between the weigh scale and the actual landfill, and the DEHS had to spend considerable sums cleaning that up. BAHAMAS WASTE EYEING BOOST FROM IRENE FROM page one FROM page one INSURERS ESTIMATE $90M TOTAL LOSSES

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BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 5B a ffect our ability to get product in the short term, he explained. Now, when fishermen go out, they won't only have to access the damage to their traps; theyreg oing to have to try and retrieve them. This is going to be a very difficult time for fishermen. The next two to three weeks, maybe even the next month, will be very difficult. It will be almost like a lost month.T he fishing apparatus, such a s the traps, we would have lost thousands of those. Mr LaRoda said one trap can cost $120 to $200 tom ake, and some fishermen utilise thousands. "During a bad storm the traps can be damaged or move out to deeper ocean where they areu nretreivable," he said. M r LaRoda added: We are certain that a lot of the traps that would have been set out are destroyed. The storm will have a serious impact on the industry in terms of the ability to harvest product in the short-t erm. Some fishing boats had been damaged on some oft he Family Islands, but a lot o f the boats were brought into safe harbour. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Lar-r y Cartwright, told Tribune B usiness: "The entire fishing industry would have suffered great loss. I can't put a dollar figure on it but it is significant. Fishermen had to come in and cut off their fishing trips to secure their vessels, and thed ivers would have to wait until the water clears up before they can go out again.S ome fishermen who had t raps would have probably seen damage to them. inflows of reinsurance/insurance monies. She pointed to the experience of the 2004 h urricane season, when the Bahamas r eceived a total net inflow of $127.8 million in insurance payments into its balance of pay ments, as an indicator of what would happen o nce Irene claims started to flow. The expectation is that the economy will grow this year by between 1-2 per cent for 2011, and I would think this is still on track, b ecause this assessment is based on the tourism and foreign direct investment sectors, Mrs Craigg told Tribune Business. Its not anticipated that tourism will be impacted by the hurricane for any signifi cant duration. Hotels are already reporting t hat they are open and operational. Septem ber is a typically slow period for the tourism market. With foreign investment, most of the a ctivity is taking place in Nassau, which has been minimally impacted, so we expect those projects to continue. The impact we envis a ged this year will take place. Mrs Craigg emphasised that Irenes impact on the Bahamas GDP growth projections if anything will be minimal, given that the c oncentration of economic activity is in New Providence, and we were spared the devastation of the hurricane. A s for any impact on the Bahamas exter nal reserves, the Central Bank governor added that based on the experience associated with previous hurricanes, we would expect to see reinsurance inflows related to those businesses and individuals that insuredt heir properties with private companies. While net reinsurance inflows were not e xpected to be as large as the $127.8 million received following Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004, Mrs Craigg said: I think over the next couple of weeks you will see those inflows coming in. Its difficult to give you a figure, but any drawdown in reserves will be counterbal anced by those inflows. Some of those funds w ill, of course, have to be utilised to purchase imports, but we will continue to maintain high levels of foreign reserves, current l y at $1.038 billion. We dont expect to see any significant drawdown in external reserves because of these counterbalancing influences. A cknowledging that employment levels would be impacted in both the formal and informal economies in the Family Islands,M rs Craigg said reconstruction efforts would to a certain extent provide a boost for Bahamian contractors. S he added that rebuilding efforts in the Family Islands could last for several months, and possibly up to a year for homes that have been totally destroyed. I think generally the gist is that the economic impact has been minimal, given the concentration of economic activity on New P rovidence, Mrs Craigg said. If New Prov idence was hit, the impact would definitely have been more severe. A Bahamian company has announced that it has selected a Miami-based business development agency as its latest strategic partner.s Sidney Strachan, Intelligent B usiness Services (IBS i dent of marketing, said the social media firm had connected almost 5 00 business persons in the B ahamas and off-island. Our current clients and those we are targeting are seeking the latest technologies and creative, cutting edge marketing, promotions, public relations and busi-n ess development strategies to b uild their businesses, Mr Strachan said. Social media is a very hot c hannel and important to the communications amongst Bahamian businesses. As an expert in the leading business to business LinkedIn network, [Ray Knight, head of RaynMakers] bringst remendous expertise to our existi ng and potential clients and markets served by our Bahamas O pportunities LinkedIn group. It i s very unusual to find someone like Ray with already over eight years of experience. He added: Like the Internet before, social media and sites like LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter andY ouTube have completely c hanged the ways businesses communicate with other businesses, t heir partners, vendors and clients. Our goal is to stay ahead of this curve and leverage technology to expand awareness of our clients products and services while controlling costs. We look forward to The RaynMakers co-e ditor function on our growing g roup. BAHAMIAN FIRM FINDS STRATEGIC MIAMI PARTNER FROM page one FROM page one THE BAHAMAS STILL ON TRACK FOR 1-2 PER CENT GROWTH FISHING INDUSTRY FACES LOST MONTH FROM page one NEW YORK Associated Press SO MUCH for Irene. Stocks rose broadly Mon day, led by insurance comp anies, after it became clear t hat the tropical storm caused far less damage than many had feared. An increase in U.S. consumer spending also helped, as did as did a rare piece of good news from Greece: a merger of two major banks. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 254 points. Trading volume, or the number of shares bought and sold, was the lowest since July 26 as many traders struggled to get to work in Lower Manhattan or were on vacation. Insurance stocks rose sharply as analysts lowered their estimates of how much damage the storm would cause. Allstate Corp. rose 8.5 percent, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. rose 13percent, and Travelers Cos. Inc. rose 5.1 percent. Insurance and banking stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 rose 4.2 percent, the most of the 10 company groups that make up the index. Kinetic Analysis Corp., a consulting firm, sharply lowered its estimate of storm damage from $20 billion late Thursday to $7 billion late Sunday as the storm weakened. Of that amount, insurers would probably have to cover up to $3 billion, Kinet ic said. That's less than the $6 billion the industry paid after Hurricane Isabel struck the region in 2003. "The U.S. came more or less unscathed through the hurricane," said Kim Caugh ey Forrest, equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group. "The cleanup isn't going to cost as much as anticipated." Utilities companies also rose after it became clear their storm-related expenses would be lower than earlier estimates. Duke Energy Corp., which serves customers in the Carolinas, rose 1.1 percent. New York's biggest utility company,C onsolidated Edison Inc., rose 1.3 percent. The New York Stock Exchange and other majorU .S. exchanges opened as usual Monday after making extensive preparations overt he weekend. At the NYSE, e xecutives brought in dozens of cots so employees could sleep there to be ready for the opening bell. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 254.71 points, or 2.3 percent, to close at 11,539.25. It is now down just 0.3 percent for the year. It had been down as much as 7.4 percent for the year on Aug. 10. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 33.28 points, or 2.8 percent, to 1,210.08. The widely used market benchmark is now up 8.1 percent since on Aug. 8, when it hit low for the year because of a downgrade of the U.S. government's cred it rating. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite index rose 82.26, or 3.3 percent, to 2,562.11. The Russell 2000 index, a benchmark for small companies, rose 32.86 points, or 4.7 percent, to 724.65. The stair-step pattern of gains, from 2.3 percent in the Dow to 4.7 percent in the Russell, suggested investors were more willing to take on risk. Small company stocks are more likely to fall in economic downturns, but they also offer the potential of larger gains if the economy does well. The Russell is still down 7.5 percent this year, nearly twice as much as the S&P 500. Bank of America Corp. rose 8.1 percent, the most of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow average, after the bank said it would sell half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. The bank has been selling assets to raise cash to comply with new banking regulations. Last week, billionaire Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said it would invest $5 bil l ion in BofA, giving the trou bled company a badly needed boost. The nation's largest bank has lost 34 per-c ent of its value over the past year as investors worry that its liabilities from souredm ortgages will get worse and t hat it will have to sell large amounts of stock to raise capital. An increase in consumer spending also helped push stocks higher. The government reported that spending rose 0.8 percent in July. It was a sharp turnaround from June, when Americans cut spending 0.1 percent, the first decline in 20 months. Volume was low as transit disruptions made it difficult for Wall Street employees to get to work. Flooding and downed trees obstructed tracks throughout the commuter rail systems that bring workers in from the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey suburbs. About 3.6 billion shares traded hands on the New York Stock Exchange, the lowest since July 26. The average this year is 4.4 bil lion shares. Many traders are on vacation the last week before the Labor Day holiday. European stocks jumped after two Greek banks said they would combine to better weather that country's debt crisis. Greece's Athex Composite index jumped 14.4 percent after the country's secondand thirdlargest lenders agreed to combine, creating the coun try's largest bank. Greece's government and central bank have been urging banks to merge, saying it would help them survive. Stocks worldwide plunged in late July and early August, partly because of worries about Europe's escalating debt problems. Greece has narrowly avoided bankruptcy twice thanks to emergency loans from the Inter national Monetary Fund and other European countries. INSURERS DRIVE S TOCKS HIGHER; DOW GAINS 254 TRADER GORDON CHARLOP right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday. (AP

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BRUSSELS A ssociated Press TURMOIL in global financial markets threatens t he economic recovery in the European Union, the bloc's top economic official said Monday. T he warning from EU Monetary Affairs Commis sioner Olli Rehn came after a turbulent summer for markets across the globe, as investors worried about a potential new recession in the United States, the eurozone's ability to resolve its debt crisis and the health of European banks. "The financial markets and the real economy move now more in synchrony, which makes me seriously concerned about continued f inancial turbulence spilling over to and potentially harming the recovery of ther eal economy," Rehn told E uropean lawmakers. That statement is a sharp turnaround from comments in recent months, whenR ehn consistently pointed out that growth in the EU was strengthening despite the market jitters. As a result, the European Commission now has a somewhat bleaker view of economic growth in Europe than this spring, Rehn said, adding that a new forecast will be released Sept 15. In May, the Commission, the EU's executive arm and economic watchdog, predicted the 27-country bloc would grow 1.8 percent this year, while the eurozone w ould expand 1.6 percent. The European Parlia ment's economic affairs c ommittee had called R ehn, as well as European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and Eurogroup Chairman Jean-C laude Juncker, to an emergency hearing on the eurozone's recent problems. Investor concerns over the currency union have been worsened by delays in implementing both a second bailout for Greece and changes to the eurozone's bailout fund, which were agreed at a summit on July 21. Eurozone countries remain locked in discussions over a demand from Finland to receive collater al to secure its contributions to the new Greek rescue package. Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg who also chairs the meetings of eurozone finance ministers, said the collateral issue won't scupper the bailout deal and that he expected a solution within days or weeks. "The Eurogroup is working on a proposal, which I hope all eurozone member states will be happy with," Juncker told lawmakers. Rehn, meanwhile, sought to dampen expectations that so-called Eurobonds debt backed by the entire eurozone could be a quick and easy solution to the currency union's crisis. "It is clear that Eurobonds, in whatever form they were to be introduced, would have to be accompanied by a substantially reinforced fiscal surveillance and policy coordination," Rehn said. Such moves "would have unavoidable implications for fiscal sovereignty" and would require "substantive debate in euro area member states to see if they would be ready to accept it," Rehn a dded, indicating investors should not expect them to be introduced anytimes oon. T he Commission is cur rently working up a feasibility study for Eurobonds at the request of the Euro p ean Parliament. Howev er, the common bonds have been opposed by several countries, including Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy. The testimony of the top three representatives of the euro currency project brought no new proposals on how the bloc could finally resolve its debt crisis, which has dragged on for some 22 months. Juncker, Rehn and Trichet urged govern ments to speed up the implementation of the second Greek bailout and approve the plan to give new powers to the eurozone's bailout fund, such as the right to buy dis tressed government bonds to stop countries from sliding further into crisis. "The fact that markets are dysfunctional is, in our opinion, the responsibili ty of governments," Trichet said. The ECB in August reluctantly started buying Italian and Spanish bonds, as the two countries saw their borrowing costs jump amid the wider market turmoil, but Trichet made it clear that he expected the bailout fund to take over that role as soon as possible. "We expect that the governments themselves will, as they have decided the 21 of July, take the appropriate steps to settling the financial stability in the euro area," said the ECB chief. While Trichet was speaking in Brussels, the ECB said it bought 6.65 billion ($9.64 billion government bonds last week, down sharply from 14.3 billion and 22 billion in the two previous weeks. 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Johnson9.829.820.000.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 9 9.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015B ISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% I nterest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%MONDAY, 29 AUGUST 2011B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,398.28| CHG 0.16 | %CHG 0.01 | YTD -101.23 | YTD % -6.75B ISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)M aturity 19 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.01602.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.86862.5730Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.734713.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.17492.48%5.16% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.13431.41%5.17% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.17642.38%5.39% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.0324Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.5827Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-11 31-Jul-11 31-Jul-11TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-11 30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 5-Aug-11 30-Jun-11MARKET TERMS30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities) BISX Listed Mutual Funds30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 NAV 6MTH 1.535365 2.952663 1.580804 111.469744 115.762221 NAV Date 31-May-11 30-Jun-11 NEW YORK A ssociated Press I RENE IS GONE, and East Coast airports are reopening. But it will take at least several days to get hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded by the storm to their final destinations. B ehind the scenes, ground crews worked through the n ight to get planes ready, air traffic controllers prepared for a deluge of landings and takeoffs and extra p ilots were called into action. A irports in New York, Boston and Philadelphia bust led Monday after being closed for part or all of the weekend. The week before Labor Day is always a busy one for airlines, so they struggled to cram travelerss tranded by Irene onto already-packed planes. To make matters worse, more than 1,600 flight were cancelled Monday, adding to the nearly 12,000 ground-ed this weekend, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. The service estimates that 650,000 passengers have been stuck on the ground since Irene hit, but some experts think it's a million or more. D elays of mass transit are slowing airlines' efforts to g et stranded passengers back in the air. S ome passengers opted for other means of travel. J oseph McCann, 22, of Northern Ireland, was waiti ng with a friend at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia t o catch a bus to New York. The pair, who had been visiting California, flew into Philadelphia on Monday morning and were supposed to catch a connecting plane to Newark, N.J., but the flight was canceled. Friends suggested the bus. McCann will arrive in New York about five hours later than originally scheduled, but said it could have b een worse. "I'd say we were lucky in comparison," McCann said. T he storm is expected to cost U.S. airlines $200 mill ion in revenue between lost flying and ticketc hange fee waivers. Airline officials estimate it will take about two days to get every plane and crew mem-ber back in place. The next couple of days are going to be trying," said Mike Flores, a US Airways flight attendant and union president. "Once we get to work we're going to be dealing with a lot people who have been up for 24h ours, camped out in airports." AIRLINES SLOWLY BRINGING BACK SERVICE IN EAST H URRICANEIRENE EU OFFICIAL: MARKET TURMOIL THREA TENS REC OVER Y F ROM LEFT, P oland's Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski, Luxembourg's Prime Minister and head of the eurogroup Jean-Claude Juncker a nd European Commissioner for Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn prepare for the start of a session at European Parliament in Brussels on Mon day. The head of the European Central Bank and other key eurozone officials are set to debate the latest hitches in the currency union's debt crisis with European lawmakers. (AP

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BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 7B OMAHA, Neb. A ssociated Press ASCORCHING D ROUGHT in the southe rn Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers tom ake a difficult choice between paying high prices or selling their cattle. R anchers in much of Texas, Oklahoma and even Kansas are having to pay inflated prices for hay andt hen shell out even more to h ave it trucked hundreds of miles from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota. Their only other options aret o reduce the size of their herds or move cattle to rented pastures in another state. "It's pretty ugly," said Don Davis, who raises grassfed beef on his ranch about 75 miles northwest of San Antonio. Davis said he used to think last year's dry weather couldn't get worse, but this year's record-setting drought has put even more pressure on ranchers. Parts of Texas haven't received any rain since last fall, and forecasters predict the drought will last at least through November. The sit uation isn't much better in western Oklahoma, southern New Mexico and parts of southern Kansas. Officials say only a hand ful of Texas' 254 counties received enough rain to grow hay this year, so significantly less is available at the same time demand has skyrocketed because pas tures are parched. That's why the average price of hay climbed to $170 per ton this summer from $112 per ton last July, according to U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture statis tics. But many ranchers are paying much more because the price doesn't include shipping costs. "Hay has gone up tremen dously in price, and it's hard to get," said Jay O'Brien, who runs a ranch near Amarillo, Texas. Some farmers have turned to social networking to find hay. The Hay Connection, a Facebook site started by two Oklahoma brothers, matches buyers and sellers and had more than 7,500 fans by midday Sunday. Farmers in Iowa and Wis consin banded together last week to donate several truckloads of hay to ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma, but those donations are like ly to offer only a temporary reprieve. Nebraska hay farmer Cory Banzhaf said he's shipped about 80 percent of his crop roughly 2,000 tons south to Kansas and Oklahoma this year because of the drought. Banzhaf said trucking the hay grown near Pleasanton, Neb., adds $50 to $70 to the cost of each ton, leaving ranchers with bills of between $225 and $270 a ton. "It's great if you're selling it, but horrible if you're buying it," said Banzhaf, who can sympathize because he also raises about 1,000 cattle. Continuing to buy hay at those prices could be a recipe for bankruptcy, so ranchers have been selling off calves and cows of calfbearing age even though they know it will be costly to rebuild their herds later. Davis said he had to truck in hay from Nebraska this year at a total cost of about $240 a ton to supplement the emergency supply he had in his barn. Normally, he relies almost entirely on pastures to feed his cattle. The cost led to his decision to sell off more of his cattle this year, even though he estimates his herd is about 40 head smaller today than it was in 2008. "I don't know that anyone could significantly plan for a drought like we've had," Davis said. Texas AgriLife Extension Service drought specialist Travis Miller said many livestock auctions in the state are so busy right now that they've been turning cattle away. Ranchers have been selling off cattle at double or triple the normal rate. "We've been culling and culling heavily," Miller said. Scott Dewald, executive vice president of the Okla homa Cattlemen, said the southwest and northwest corners his state are in especially bad shape, forcing ranchers to bring in hay from as far away as South Dakota. Many ranchers also have lost access to water because ponds have dried up, adding to the need to reduce the size of herds or even sell all their cattle, he said. Fortunately, prices paid have largely remained strong because of high demand from foreign markets and other factors, enabling ranchers to make some money on the sales. "At least we didn't have the added insult of selling into a down market," Dewald said. DROUGHT, HIGH DEMAND MAKES HA Y HARD T O FIND DON DAVIS is seen with some of his heard on a parched meadow at his ranch, near Tarpley, Texas. This year's severe drought in Texas and the southern Plains has crippled hay p roduction, so ranchers and feedlot owners have been scrambling to find food for their cattle sometimes shipping hay in from several states away. (AP RANCHER Don Davis delivers a bail of hay to his cattle, near Tarpley, Texas. (AP Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. SANTA FE, N.M. Associated Press G OV. SUSANA MARTINEZ'Sadministration plans to ask the Legislature to provide $41 million for road maintenance across the state to help o ffset costs the Transp ortation Department incurred paying its share for the Rail Runner commuter train system. The Republican governor wants lawmakers to provide the money in a c apital improvement financing bill during a special legislative session, which is to start next week. T he administration developed the requesta fter reviewing the Rail Runner's long-term costs to the state. A new analysis by the Department ofF inance and Administration estimates the commuter rail operation isc osting an average of $65 million, with the state picking up the biggest s hare of that. T he largest expense is debt service averaging nearly $42 million a yearf or the state to retire bonds for capital expenses to start the rail service,i ncluding locomotives and rail cars. Those costs are similar to the financing charges that homeowners pay on a mortgage. The Rail Runner Express serves an averageo f about 4,500 one-way riders along a corridor between Belen and SantaF e, according to the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, which oversees o perations of the rail syst em. Scott Darnell, a spokesman for the gover n or, said the administration prepared the financial analysis "to gain an a ccurate understanding of the true costs of the Rail Runner." Package The Legislature is expected to consider a more than $200 million package to finance capital improvements across the s tate. Martinez wants $41 million this year for the Department of Trans portation for road work an amount nearly equivalent to the Rail Runner debt service. The money for capital improvements will come from the proceeds of bonds backed by severa nce tax revenues. "Given the significant investment of state road fund dollars to the Rail Runner in recent years, statewide road maintenance has suffered," Dar nell said in a statement. The department is financed separately from the state's main budget account. The agency gets earmarked revenues, including taxes on gaso line and diesel and fees on trucking companies. According to the administration, Rail Runner debt service accounts for about 11 percent of the money in the state road fund that is available to the department for its operations and highway projects. Terrence Doyle, director of the Rio Metro transit district, said Monday the rail system had an operating budget of nearly $24 million last year. To include debt service in Rail Runner expenses as the Martinez administration does in its analysis magnifies costs in a way that usually isn't considered when looking at the price tag of a highway pro ject, he said. Road projects often are described only by their construction costs. The Rail Runner was financed as part of a $1.6 billion transportation bond program approved by the Legislature in 2003 when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor. The Martinez administration estimates the state will pay $834 million in debt service by 2027 on the Rail Runner and that cumulative operating costs will reach nearly $496 million by then. N M GOVERNOR TO SEEK ROAD MONEY IN SPECIAL SESSION

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BUSINESS PAGE 8B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE WASHINGTON Associated Press FACINGa public deeply dissatisfied with his handlingo f the economy, President Barack Obama on Monday tapped a prominent labour economist to join his cadreo f advisers and help steer a f all jobs agenda that will be critical to the president's reelection bid. I n nominating Alan Krueger as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Obamag ains an economist with expertise in the labour mar ket and unemployment, a key drag on the U.S. econo my and Obama's presidency. Krueger, a former Treasury Department official andP rinceton University econo m ist, has advocated for hir ing tax credits for businesses and increased government spending on infrastructure, two programs Obama aides are considering proposing this fall. His appointment also caps a wholesale makeover of Obama's economic leadership team during the past year. Several high-ranking advisers, including Lawrence Summers, Christina Romer and Austan Goolsbee, have all left the administration, leaving Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the o nly top official remaining from the president's original economic team. Obama has often reached within his administration'sr anks to fill vacant posts on the economic team, and Krueger is no exception. Though he spent last yeara t Princeton, he served as assistant secretary for eco nomic policy at the Treasury D epartment during the first t wo years of Obama's administration. Reputation G regory Mankiw, a former CEA chairman under President George W. Bush and long-time acquaintanceo f Krueger, said Obama's new nominee has a reputa tion as an analytic, data-driven economist, not as a champion for many specific policy initiatives. While Mankiw said he believes K rueger is highly-qualified for the post, he doesn't expect him to push the administration in any new directions when it comes to tackling the nation's eco nomic and unemployment woes. "This is more of a continuity appointment rather than a move-in-a-new-direc tion appointment," said Mankiw, now an economics p rofessor at Harvard University. "I don't think the president wanted a change. He's keeping the basic structure of the team in place." W hite House spokesman Jay Carney brushed off questions Monday about whether Krueger wouldb ring any fresh job creation ideas to the White House, saying only that the presi d ent's nominee was the best p erson for the job. "He's an excellent economist whose particular skills are more relevant than everi n the economic environment we find ourselves in," Carney said. "His expertisei n the labour market is par ticularly relevant as we focus on the need to grow the economy and increase jobc reation." O bama announced Krueger's nomination at a Rose Garden ceremony Monday morning and said he would rely on the econo mist for unvarnished guidance, not partisan political advice. "That's more important than ever right now," Oba ma said. "We need folks in Washington to make decisions based on what's best for the country, not what's best for any political party or special interest." If confirmed by the Sen ate, Krueger will join a W hite House grappling for ways to boost sluggish economic growth and bring down an unemployment rate stuck stubbornly above9 percent. Republican pres idential hopefuls are traveling around the country, campaigning hard for theG OP nomination by focusing squarely on Obama's handling of the economy.A nd an already anxious p ublic is growingly increas ingly frustrated. A new Associated PressGfK poll shows that 63 per c ent of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy. Approvalo f his economic perfor mance stands at just 36 percent, his worst approval rating on the issue in AP-GfKp olling. Initiatives Obama has promised to o utline a new round of jobs initiatives next week. But it's unclear whether anything he proposes could improve the economy short-term. The president has already called for an extension of a payroll tax cut that expires at the end of the year and to continue jobless benefits. Aides are considering oth er measures, including tax incentives for businesses to h ire and direct infusions of government money into construction projects. Obama has also said he intends to call for additionall ong-term deficit reduction to help pay for the shortterm spending his proposals would require. H e said Monday that his jobs initiatives will be "the kind of proposals that every b ody can get behind, no m atter what your political affiliation might be." The White House said Krueger would not play ar ole in shaping the proposals Obama will outline next week because his nomina t ion will still be awaiting confirmation. Krueger is likely to become an important publicf ace for the administration o n the economy. Both Romer and Goolsbee, Oba ma's two previous CEA chairs, were frequent spokesmen for the presi dent, appearing on television and at White House events to promote the president's policies. The CEA is a three-mem ber panel created in 1946 to analyze and interpret economic development, as well as recommend economic policies. Council members typically come from acade mic, not political, back grounds. OBAMA TAPS LABOUR ECONOMIST FOR TOP WHITE HOUSE JOB PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA walks out of the Oval Office of t he White House in Washington, Monday, with Princeton Univers ity labour economist Alan K rueger, right, to announce that K rueger has been named as top W hite House economist. (AP NEW YORK Associated Press BANK OF AMERICA CORP.is selling half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. to raise cash and shore up its capital base. The largest U.S. bank by assets said Monday it will sell 13.1 billion shares in the Chinese bank for $8.3 billion to a group of investors it declined to name. The sale, which had been expected, will generate a gain of $3.3 billion for Bank of America. The news came four days after the Charlotte, North Carolina, bank gota $5 billion investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which provided a big boost to Bank of America's battered stock. The billionaire investor made investments in other major companies such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., helping restore confidence in them when they were out of favor. Bank of America rose 40 cents, or 5.2 percent, to $8.16 Monday after news of the sale came out. The stock closed at $6.30 last Tuesday, two days before Berkshire announced its invest ment. After the sale, Bank of America will still own about 5 percent of China Construction Bank. It currently owns about 10 percent. The sale is the bank's latest move to increase its capital base to comply with new international regulations created following the global meltdown. The rules require big financial institutions to hold more cash. Finance Chief Bruce Thompson says the bank raised about $5.8 billion in August. That comes on top of cash and cash-equivalent securities of $402 billion at the end of second quarter. The bank has faced many problems stemming from its 2008 purchase of the nation's largest mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial Corp., as well as other issues. Bank of America has lost $15.3 billion in the last four quarters. Its revenue fell 34 percent in the first half of 2011 compared with last year after new regulations cut into the fees it collects from checking account overdrafts and credit cards. Half of all U.S. households have an account or do business with Bank of America, making it more exposed than its rivals to weakness in the economy. On Aug. 8, American International Group Inc. sued the bank for more than $10 billion, claiming Bank of America deceived the insurer by sell ing it faulty mortgage investments. Bank of America has already paid a total of $12.7 billion this year to settle similar claims, but that suit increased worries that more investors would sue and further drain the bank's cash reserves. BANK OF AMERICA SELLS HALF OF ITS CHINA BANK STAKE WASHINGTON Associated Press THE $7 BILLIONin estimated losses from Hurricane Irene compound the vast damage caused by weather in the United States this year. Yet despite billions they've paidout for floods, tornadoes and earthquakes, big insurance companies can expect another profitable year. And their customers can expect higher premiums. The stocks of major insurers shot up on Monday as investors celebrated Irene's less-than-expected damage. The storm didn't even cause most analysts to adjust their profit estimates for insurers. In part, that's because insurance companies have been raising premiums this year, especially for customers in high-risk areas. Homeowner and auto policies cost 5 to 10 percent more than they did a year ago, according to researchby Gregory Locraft, an industry analyst with Morgan Stanley. The damage from Irene and other disasters means that property insurance premiums w ill likely rise across the board into 2012, Locraft said. "Irene is just another log on the fire," he said. The storm seems unlikely to hurt the overall U.S. economy. Analysts agree that damage from Irene will likely run less than $10 billion a tiny f raction of the $14 trillion U.S. economy. Reconstruction might even strengthen areas hit hard by Irene, analysts said. Rebuild ing homes, repairing cars and fixing streets and bridges should help boost those local economies late this year and e arly next year, they said. Irene is the 10th U.S. weath er disaster this year to have caused more than $1 billion in damage, the National Weath-er Service says the most for any year on record dating back 30 years. And 2011 is hardly over. E xcluding Irene, this year's natural catastrophes had caused about $18 billion in damage to insured properties, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Irene will add $3 billion to $5 billion, said Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of theg roup. In a normal year, industry losses typically total $15 bil lion to $20 billion, said Robert Litan, an industry expert and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. And the peak hurricane season is only abouth alf over. Another reason insurers are expected to raise premiums is that reinsurance companies are set to boost their rates Jan 1. Reinsurance is coverage that insurance companies buy to cover their potential losses from catastrophes. T his year, reinsurance hasn't offset insurance companies' costs. Reinsurance policies don't kick in until a single dis aster's costs to insurers top $10 billion. When the billions are spread over numerous disas ters, as has happened this year, insurers and their customers must absorb the costs. That won't stop reinsurance companies from hiking their rates costs that will be passed on to homeowners. Insurance companies that cover major disasters are set up to absorb big costs. They manage investment portfolios that produce relatively stable income. Most of their policies never result in claims. In those cases, the premiums are pure profit. And when a string of cata strophes hits, as in 2011, they can raise the premiums they charge homeowners. Aside from higher costs, finding coverage at all will become harder for people in areas where insurers are sen sitive to risks from catastrophes. Few insurers, for example, will cover homes on fault lines or near the Gulf Coast, said Robert Rusbuldt, CEO of the Independent Insurance Brokers and Agents of Amer ica. "When it comes to property insurance, it's all about location," Rusbuldt said. Disasters overseas, as in Japan, have compounded the financial burdens for insurers, many of which have affiliates abroad. Hard-hit regions, such as the North Carolina coast, will suffer from lost tourism, in addition to the hurricane's damage and destruction. The national economy, though, will scarcely feel the impact of Irene. I RENE LIKELY TO LEAD TO HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS INUS

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THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1, P AGE 9B B O D Y A N D M I N D By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter A S THE days of summer wind down, September fast approach es heralding the much anticipated 7th Annual Sister Sister Prayer Breakfast. The countdown is on and the anticipation heats up for the event that is set to take place o n S a t ur d a y S e p te m b e r 3 s t a rt i n g a t 7 3 0 a m a t t h e W y n d h a m C r y s t a l P a l a c e R e s o r t B a l l Room. Sis te r Sister Pr e s id ent, Mr s Andr e a Swe eting said: "It is our eleventh year as an organi sation and our seventh prayer breakfast." "We h ave or ga nis ed th e fu nct ion in co nj u n c t i o n w i t h B r i t i s h A m e r i c a n F i n a n c i a l (BAF), who has been our major sponsor for the p as t s even ye ars We o w e t hem a huge debt of gratitude." Mr s Sw e e ti n g n o t e d t ha t th i s y e a r' s th e m e is : "Nothing is too difficult for one who loves." She goes on to explain: "We will be cele br ati ng li fe, p r ais ing G od f or ano the r yea r, and allowing the public and Bahamian com munity to see that cancer is not a death sen tence' as it was once thought to be." T he key note s pea ker for the thir d Annual Si s t er Si s t er P r ay er Br ea kf a s t wi l l b e Re ve rend E ile en Jo hnson, N atio nal Yo uth Direc t o r o f t he C h u rc h o f G o d. T h i s y e a r' s p r o g r a m fe at ur es m ovi n g te s ti mo ni es i nc lu di ng o ne from a young breas t c ancer s urvivor T here w i l l b e p r a y e r s f o r S i st e r S i st e r s s up p o r t e r s, t h e me dical profes sion and survivors a s w ell as a n n o i n t e d e n t e r t a i n m e n t f r o m r e n o w n e d gospel singers." M r s S we e t i n g a d d e d : W e wi l l l e t t h e m kno w th at t he r e is He lp a nd H op e' i n ou r c om mu n it ie s, th e c o rp or at e w o rl d, ou r c h urc h es and o ur civic or ganizat ions Th ey ar e all helping us to keep our motto alive "Women Helping Women" of which we are grateful." "Thi s ev ent c ould n't and w ould n't be possib le w itho ut the in vo lve me nt of all siste rs, suppor t ers o rg ani sat io ns chu rch es a nd cor p orate Bahamas, so we say a hearty thank you, again." Mrs Sw ee ti ng a lso re v ea le d tha t th e ev e nt is open to the public. She says, Anyone who wishes to can support us, and attend. Howev er, we are asking for a donation to defray the cost of printing programs." T ick et d ona ti ons ar e fo r ty f ive d ol lar s and a r e a v a i l a b l e a t t h e S u r g i ca l S u i t e N o 6 8 C o ll ins A venu e ( pho ne: 3 261929) or So ut he r n C o m m u n i t y C l i n i c S o l d i e r R o a d (p ho ne:3 28 63 60) S I S T E R S I S T E R G R O U P H O S T S 7 T H A N N U A L P R A Y E R B R E A K F A S T WASHINGTON Associated Press T H E F O O D a n d D r u g A dmi nistra ti on h as a ppro ve d a ne w P f i zer dr u g f or a s ub s e t o f l u n g c a n c e r p a t i e n t s w i t h a p a r t i c u l a r g e n e t i c m u t a t i o n The tw ic e-a-da y pil l, c alle d X a l k o r i i s p a r t o f a n e w wa v e o f p e r s o n a l i s e d m e d icat io ns t ha t f ig ht di se as e by t a r g e t i n g s p e c i f i c g e n e s f o u n d i n c e r t a i n p a t i e n t s L a s t w e e k t h e F D A ap pr o ve d an o th er d r ug t h at u s e s s i m i l a r ge n e t a r g e t i n g te ch no lo gy t o t r ea t t wo r ar e for ms of lymph nod e c a ncer. X a l k o r i i s a p p r o v e d t o tr e at a s m al l s u bs et o f n on s m a l l c e l l l u n g c a n c e r patients, les s than 7 per c ent, who h av e an ab n or m al ge ne t h at s t i m ul a t e s c an c er c el l s an d ca us e s tu m or g r owt h I t wo r k s b y b lo ck i ng p r o t ei n s pr o du ce d by t he g en e. I t s a n o t h e r e x a m p l e o f h o w w e r e u s i n g m o l e c u l a r m e di c i ne to s ub ty p e l un g c an c e r i n t o m o r e s p e c i f i c a n d tr e at ab le d is ea s es ," s a id D r R o y H e r b s t a l u n g c a n c e r e x pe rt w h o is c h ie f o f me d ic a l o nco logy at Ya le Univ ersity. I n c l u d i n g p r e v i o u s l y a p proved tar g eted t herapies, "we h ave s p eci f ic t he r ap ie s n o w t h a t w e c a n o f f e r f o r a b o u t 1 8 p e r c e n t o f l u n g can cer pa t ie nt s t h at a r e fa r s u p e r i o r t o c h e m o t h e r a p y an d th at in m an y c as es can ca u s e t h e i r t u m o r s t o m e l t awa y wi th f ew s i de ef f ect s ," He r bs t s a id T h e F D A s a i d i t a l s o a p p r o v e d a g e n e t i c t e s t t o s c r e e n f o r t h e m u t a t i o n k n o w n a s a n a b n o r m a l ana pl as t ic l ymp ho ma ki na se g e n e T h e t e s t i s m a d e b y Ab b ot t L a bo r at o r ies A b ou t 18 7, 00 0, or 85 pe r c ent, of the 22 0,0 00 lun g c anc e r c a se s d ia gn os ed e ac h y ea r ar e non -s m all ce ll l ung c a nc er. Rou ghl y thre e-fou r th s of p a t i e n t s a r e n t d i a g n o s e d u nt il t um ors ha v e spr ea d a n d o n l y 6 p e r c e n t o f t h o s e pat ien ts l ive fi ve year s I t' s p r et t y e xci t in g, s a id D r D a v i d C a r b o n e a l u n g can cer s pe cia li s t a t Va nd er b i l t U n i v e r s i t y o n e o f t h e s i t e s t h a t t e s t e d t h e d r u g O n l y a s m al l s h a r e o f l u n g c a n c e r p a t i e n t s h a v e t h e gen e mu t at i on t h is dr u g t ar ge t s "b u t f o r t h o s e p e o p le it m ak es a h ug e d i ff er e nc e," he s ai d A n a l y s t s p r e d i ct X a l k o r i c ou ld be a blockbus ter pr odu c t f o r P f i z e r e v e n t u a l l y re api ng m or e t han $ 2 bi lli on in a nn ua l s al es by 2 021 T h e F D A a p p r o v e d t h e d r u g u n d e r i t s a c c e l e r a t e d a p p r o v a l p r o g r a m w h i c h s p e e d s u p t h e c l e a r a n c e o f th er a pi es t h at s ho w pr o m is in g ear l y r es u lt s P f i ze r r e le a s ed f o ll o wu p d a t a o n t h e d r u g i n J u n e r epo r t in g t ha t 8 8 p er cen t of p a t i e n t s i n o n e s t u d y s a w th ei r t um or s s h r i nk at le as t s om ewh at a f te r o ne y ear on Xal k or i I n a s ec on d s t ud y, 54 p er cen t o f p at i en t s h ad their tu mor s s hr ink by ab out a t h ir d or mo r e an d 83 pe r c e n t h a d t u m o r s s h r i n k som ew ha t. Most p atie nts ha d o n l y m i l d s i d e e f f e c t s b u t t w o o f t h e n i n e p a t i e n t d e a t h s d u r i n g t h a t s t u d y wer e co ns i d er ed t r e at me nt r e l a t e d T h e m o s t c o m m o n s i d e e f f e c t s o f t h e d r u g i n c l u d e v i s i o n d i s o r d e r s n a u s e a di ar r h ea an d i nf l am ma ti o n. T h e F D A s a c c e l e r a t e d ap pr o va l pr o gr a m ha s co me u n d e r c r i t i c i s m i n t h e l a s t yea r af t er f ol lo wup s t ud ie s s ho wed t h e b es t s el li ng can c e r d r u g A v a s t i n d i d n o t ext e nd t h e l i ves of pa ti en t s w ith brea s t c a nce r. The FDA gr a nt e d t h e d r u g ac cel e r at e d approval bec ause of a sing le stud y sug ge stin g i t slow e d tu m or gr o wt h T h e F D A i s no w in t h e pr o ce s s o f t r yi ng to r em o ve t h e d r ug 's i nd i cati o n, t h ou gh t h e d r u g mak er R och e, ha s a pp ea le d t he d e c i s i o n FD A APP R OVES GENET AR GE TIN G LUNG C ANC ER D R UG ANDREA Sweeting & Helen Rolle at prayer conference. DR HUBERT Minnis speaks at the prayer breakfast. CANCER survivors walk during the prayer breakfast. GROUP prayer at 7th Annual Prayer Breakfast. We will be celebrating life, praising God for another year, and allowing the public and Bahamian community to see that. MRS ANDREA SWEETING

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(ARA ) W hen it com es to c arin g fo r you r bundl e o f joy y o u o n l y wa n t wh a t s b e s t A n d t h e s e d a ys wi t h e a r l y n u t r i t i o n t o p o f m i n d f o r many, it 's n o wo nder that a gr o wi n g n u mb e r of p ar e n t s a r e t u r n i n g t o h o m e m a d e b a b y f o o d t o h e l p i n s t i l l h e a lt h y e a ti n g h a bi t s fro m th e s t a r t P r e p p i n g a n d p u r e e i n g e a sy ev er y da y i ng r ed i en t s in t he h ome al so gi ve s y ou th e sa tisf a c t i o n o f k n o w i n g e x a c t l y w h a t is g oi ng in to yo ur b ab y 's b e l l y f ro m a v o c a d o a n d g r e e n b ean s to di ce d appl es, swe et p otatoe s and pea ch es. Usin g fr es hf ro mth emar ke t f ind s a lso lets you av oid preserv ati ves an d ad di ti ve s. A n d by i n t r o d u c i n g a v a r i e t y o f h eal thy foods a t an ea rly age p a r e n t s c a n h e l p c h i l d r e n d e ve lo p a ta ste f or si mi la r fla v ors fo r the r e st o f th eir liv es. Another be nefit to pur e eing baby's meals at h ome is th e sav ing s Ran ging from 5 0 c e nts to $ 1. 50 per ja r, th e c ost o f buy in g pre ma de b ab y foo d c a n q u i c k l y a d d u p B y pr epa ri ng h ome mad e meal s fo r y our little one, you' r e not only en sur ing better cont rol o f his ov eral l die t, yo u're a lso h elpi ng k eep an eye on y our h ouseho ld b udge t. Foll ow the se easy ti ps a nd ta sty rec ipe s to di s c ov er wa ys i n w hic h yo u c an h op on this b a c kto -ba si c s mo v em e nt an d b e we ll on you r w ay to pure e p erfec tion PREPARING THE BABY FOOD A v o i d c o s t l y s p e c i a l t y baby food mixers or gadgets and opt for an equally effec ti ve, e asy-to-use food proc essor, like those from Black & Decker, that puree for baby b u t a l s o s t a n d u p t o o t h e r culinary tasks. Steam, bake or broil the i n g r e d i e n t s H e a l t h y t i p : steaming maintains the most nutrients. The liquid the v ege tables and frui ts w e r e co oke d i n ca n b e a d d e d t o t h e p u r e e t o a d j u s t c o n s i s t e n c y B r e a s t m ilk or for mula c an also be used to thin the puree. STORING THE BABY FOOD T r an s f er t h e b a by f oo d pur ee into ice trays or a ba by food container. If freezing in gla ss, use "sa fe to f ree z e" j ars or containers. F il l e ac h cu b e w i t h t h e puree. Cover the tray with a lid o r plasti c wrap and plac e in the freezer. E a c h c u b e i s e q u a l t o about 1 ounce of food. Once the cubes of puree have set and are frozen, you can transfer them to freezer bags. L a b e l t h e b a g w i t h t h e date of prepa ration a s w ell as t h e t yp e o f f o od T h e b ab y f o o d c u b e s s h o u l d b e u s e d wi thi n on e mo nth of f r e e z ing W he n i t 's t im e t o f ee d th e baby, remove the number of f ood c ubes nee ded, t ha w and reheat. By following these simple, at -ho me recip es fr om Black & D e c k e r y o u l l h e l p d e v e l o p hea lth y ea tin g ha bit s fo r y our t o t a l l w h i l e k e e p i n g y o u r ove r a ll bab y budg et in ch ec k. WOMAN P AGE 10B, TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE HEARING IMP AIR ME NT AND TH E MO UT H W H A T i s he ar in g i m pa i r me nt ? H e a r i n g i m p a i r m e n t i s t h e d ecre ased ability to hea r and differe nti ate so und s. It oc c urs w he n the re i s a p r ob lem with one or mo r e pa r ts of th e ear or wit h the s ens ory pat hw a y s of t he e a r, r es ul ti ng in a d e g re e of h e ar ing los s. He aring impa irme nt is c om monl y broken into two broad types: cond uc tiv e and se nsorin eura l. Co nduc tive hearing loss results from prob lems in the external and middle ear that cause a reduction in sound lev e l. S e nsori ne ura l he ari ng l oss oc c urs when there is damage to the inner e ar a ud itory nerve or t o t he ear 's c e n t ra l c o n n e c t i o n s. In d i v i d u a l s w i t h s ens o r in eu r al hea r in g l os s us u al ly ex p er i en ce p r o b l em s i n t e r p r e t in g vari ous so und s and u nder s tand ing sp e ec h In som e p erso ns, c ond uc t iv e and sensorineural hearing loss can oc cur at the same t ime a n d this is known as mixed hearing loss. He a ring i mp ai rme nt a ffe c ts a bo ut o ne pe r so n fo r ev ery 1 0 p eop le w ith th e se ve r i ty o f the he aring di s a bili ty var yi ng fr o m p er s on to p er s on I t a ff ects all echel ons o f s ocie ty an d a f f e c t s w o m e n a n d m e n e q u a l l y Th is m ea n s th a t th e re i s a h ig h p ro bab ilit y of a hear ing im pair ed indi vidual wa l king int o a dental h e alt hcare profes sional's office f or mouth c a r e W h e n a n i n di v i d ua l w it h a he a r in g impa irment goe s to v isit th e d entist, t h e m a i n a n d o b v i o u s co n ce r n i s c o m m u n i c a t i o n T h e d e n t i s t w i l l en sur e t hat the patien t i s not mis t r e a t e d n o r b e c o m e s f e a r f u l n o r h ost ile because he does n ot hear or u n d e r s t a n d i n s t r u c t i o n s g i v e n t o h im. I t i s a l s o n o t u n c o m m o n f o r a h earin g i mpair ed patien t's miscon c ep t i o n s an d m y t h s t o n e g at i v e l y imp ac t a d ental visi t. One po pular my th is tha t th ere c a n b e furth er ea r d a m a g e f r o m d e n t a l r o t a r y a n d ul tr ason ic ins tr ument s. T his is not conf irm ed by res ear c h It i s, t herefo re, n e ces sary to dis pel f ic t ion a n d mi sconcep tion It is als o wis e that a pr u de nt d en ti s t en cou r ag es f act by en sur ing t hat: h e an d hi s s t af f com m un ic at e with pers ons w i th a hearing impairm e n t i n br i gh t l y l i t r o o m s ; s p e a k sl o w ly an d c l e a rl y w h il e f a c i ng th e m; do not wear a face mask or s hiel d whil e sp eakin g to t hem; and kee p th eir heads st eady as they s peak. all s taff us e c ued speech. C u ed s peech all ows the use of hand symb ols f or ea ch mo ut h s o und al on g with lip r eadin g. mirr or s, drawings mod els an d wri tten inf ormat ion are p art of al l c o m m u n i c a t i o n there is a small amount of or no ba ck gr oun d n ois e, wh en com muni c at ing with the h earin g impair ed. e m a i l s v o i c e t o t e x t p h o n e s tel ety pew rite rs an d v oic e c arry ove r and capt ioned phon es ar e us ed to as s i s t wi t h co mm un ica t io n, whe re a p p r o p r i a t e T h e co mp re he ns iv e car e of any hear ing im pair ed pati ent ( in a dental s etting) dem ands that the de nt a l he al th car e pr o f es s io na l L I S T ENS caref ully to his pat ient M any p erson s w it h a h ea rin g im pa irme nt pre f er t ha t p er son s c om m un i c a ti ng w it h t he m s ta n d a b ou t 1 t o 2 m e t er s aw a y for adequate mouth and e xpr e s sion reading A lso, s ome of the m prefer t o h a ve t h e i r h e a r i n g ai d d e v i ce s tur ned o ff b efor e dent al clinic pr ocedur es ar e done. I t hel ps t hem to rel ax and may r educe any p oss ible hi gh-p itc hed inte rferen ce from de ntal ult ras onic or ro tar y ins tr umen ts thr ough the h earin g aid device. If yo u ha ve a he ari ng i mp ai rme nt p le as e s e ek ou t a p r ud e nt d en ti s t who LISTENS to your requests. A go od dental he althc are professiona l wi l l t ak e n o t e o f a l l o f th e a f o r ementioned, in addition to avoiding th e u se of a ny ea r to xi c m ed ic a ti on s. It i s n e c essa ry to p ursu e g oo d de n ta l health despite of any impairment. K eep i ng yo ur m ou t h a li ve is a s i mportant as ke epin g y ourself aliv e. V i s i t a d e n ta l h e a l t h c a re p r of e s si o n a l of your choice as soon as possible. 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Associated Press A WOMAN described by h e r h u s b a n d a s b l i n d e d b y postpartum depression knew w hat she was doing w hen s h e drove their 7-month-old son to the fourth story of a park in g ga r a ge an d p us he d hi m o v e r t h e e d g e p r o s e c u t o r s said Thursday. So n ia He rm osi l lo 's a rra i gn me nt w as de laye d until Mond a y d u e t o m e d i c a l i ss u e s. T h e 31year old faces on e cou nt of murder and one count of assault on a child with force l ike ly t o p rodu ce gre at bo dil y injury resulting in death. Prose c uto rs sa y the m oth er of th ree to ok her i nfant s on t o t h e g a r a ge a t Ch i l d r e n s Ho s pi ta l o f O r an ge Co un ty on M onday, remo ved a s pec i a l h e l m e t h e w o r e f o r a m e d ic a l c on d i ti o n a nd p u sh e d h im ove r th e edg e the n r e enter ed t he bu ildin g to valid a te h e r pa rk in g t ic k e t be f or e dri ving away. T h er e a r e s o me f a ct s t o s u g g e s t s h e k n e w e x a c t l y w h a t s h e w a s d o i n g s a i d S c ot t Si mm o ns, s en i or de p ut y dis tr ict att or ney. Her mosi llo w as bein g held on $1 m illio n bail A c all to he r at t or n ey, Ch uck H as s e, n o t w a s i m m e d i a t e l y r e t u r n e d Hermo sillo's hus band N oe Medina had s a id his w ife suff e r e d f r o m p o s t p a r t u m depres sion and did no t k now w h at sh e was doin g. H e s aid the c o uple had n o p rob lems d uring thei r 13 -yea r-r e lati ons hi p u nt i l t h e bi r t h of t h ei r s on w ho su ff e re d f ro m a c on di t i o n t ha t r e q ui r e d h im t o w e a r a s p e c i a l h e l m e t t o res hape hi s h ead. Th er e is n o gr ud g e a g ai n st m y w i f e D o n t j u d g e h e r p o o r l y . . S h e i s t r u l y i l l Me din a s aid tea rf ul ly i n hi s na t iv e Sp an i s h on W ed ne s day, hour s af ter hi s s on died. "Under st and the pain that I a m i n . I l o s t m y s o n a n d now I don 't want t o los e my w if e I have t o keep going on for my t w o litt le gir ls ." P o s t p a r t u m d e p r e s s i o n af fect s up t o 20 per cen t of ne w mother s and c an be trigg e re d or w or se ne d by stre sse s su ch as a t r a um atic c hi ldb irth e xperience disabilities in the i n f a n t o r a n u n s u p p o r t i v e home s itu ation exper ts said Mos t of the s e wome n hav e th e "b ab y b lu es a bo u t o f d e p r e s s i o n t h a t g o e s a w a y w i t h i n a f e w w e e k s b u t a t i n y f r a c t i o n a b o u t 0 1 pe r cen t d ev el op p os t p ar t u m p s y c h o s i s s a i d S t e p h a n i e M o r a l e s a lic ens ed marr ia ge and family th er a pi s t wh o s p eci al i zes in pe r in at al m o od d is o r d er s S i m m o ns s a i d h e e x p ec t s H ermosillo's c ase wi ll g o to a jur y t rial. He sai d t he mental s t at e of t h e a ccu s e d a l way s pl ays a role in a homicid e trial, but he has not p ros ecuted a case in volving pos tpar tum d e p r e s s i o n I f c o n v i c t e d H e r m o s i l l o cou ld f ace a ma xim um se nte nc e of 25 y ea r s to life prosec u tor s s aid. B y a l l a c c ou nt s, H e rmo si ll o w a s a w ond erful mo ther unt il the bir th of Noe M edina Jr. this year. The native of Mexico had two o ld er d augh te rs ag es 7 a n d 1 0 a n d s h e d o t e d o n t he m a s a st ay -a t -ho m e m oth e r wh ile her husban d w or k ed in construction, according to n e i g h b o r s w h o k n e w h e r before she gave birth to her third child. They sai d she w as inv olve d in h er d a ug h t er s s c h oo l i ng and walked them to class in the family's working class La Ha b r a n e i gh b o r h o o d e ve r y d ay, altho ugh s he spoke li tt l e En g l i s h W h e n s h e l e a r n e d she was expecting a son, she was excited, said Sonia Her r e r a a n e i g h b o r w h o se d a u g h ter played with Hermosillo's children. Af ter the boy's bir th, Her m o s i l l o b e c a m e w i t h d r a w n and s erio us, she said. M e di n a s a id h i s wi f e wa s hos p it ali zed fo r p os t par t um depr ess ion in Jun e aft er she said s he di dn't want the boy. T he ba b y h a d b e e n d ia g n o se d w ith c ong enit al musc ula r tort i c o l l i s a t wi s t i n g o f t h e ne ck to one side and wore a hel met to hel p cor r ec t h is pla gioce phaly, also know n as f l a t h e a d s y n d r o m e T h e O r a n g e C o u n t y R e g i s t e r r e p o r t e d S t u d i e s s u g g e s t t h at H i s p a n i c w o m e n s u f f e r f r o m sli ghtly higher r ates of pos tpa r t u m d e p r es s i o n b ec au s e m a n y a r e f i r s t g e n e r a t i o n immigran ts and are removed fr om th e social an d cultu ral s u p p o r t s y s t e m s t h a t s u r r o u n d c h i l d b i r t h i n m a n y L a t i n A m e r i c a n c u l t u r e s M o r a l e s s a i d A l a n g u a g e b a r r i e r a l s o p r e v e n t s s o m e immigr ant women fro m getting h elp. Her mos illo 's hus band s aid h i s w i fe to ok m e di c a ti o n af te r he r h o s pi ta li zat i on an d h ad seen a ther apis t fo r th e f irs t time on M onday. L ater t hat d ay, she sco oped up the bab y w hi l e h er h us ba n d w a s w a tc h ing th eir daught ers and l eft t he ir s ec on d-st ory a pa rtme nt PR OSECU T OR S A Y S M OM A W ARE WHEN BAB Y PU SHED T O F ALL T H I S i m a g e p r o v i d e d b y t h e O r a n g e P o l i c e De p a r tm e n t s h o ws S o n i a H e r m o s i l l o w h o w a s a r re s t e d M o nd a y A u g 2 2, 20 1 1 on ch a r g es t ha t sh e a l le g ed l y t o s s e d h e r 7 m o n t h o l d s o n f ro m t h e u p p e r l e v e l o f a p a r k i n g s t ru c ture. The baby is in critical con d itio n at Univ ers ity of Ca lifo rnia Irvine Medical Center. (AP) P L A N T A R F as ciitis ( PL AN-t ur F as e I -tis) is the mos t fr eq uently u s ed ter m for h eel pain. The form atio n of a spur m ay be present bu t does r ep r esent th e c au s e for h eel p ain. Pain felt along th e bot to m (p lan tar) of the fo ot f rom th e h eel a nd exte nding a long t he ar c h of the f o o t T h e p a i n i s o f t e n w o r s e i n t h e m orning and at the end of the d ay. Per so n s e xp e ri e n ci n g t h i s p ro b l e m o f t en a s k, how di d I g et t hi s p r obl em a nd w ha t c ou l d ha v e c a us ed it ? H ow d o I g et r i d o f the pain ? Ove rvie w: Th e f o ot h as a th i ck ba nd of t iss u e calle d th e pla nta r f as ci a which r u n s a cr o ss th e bo t to m (p lan t ar) o f t h e f o o t w h i c h c o n n e c t s y o u r h e e l b o n e ( ca nca ne ou s) t o y ou r t oe s. The p la nt ar fa scia act s li ke a s h o ck ab sorb in g bo ws t rin g su pp ort in g t he a rch i n yo u r f oo t H ow ev er when the tens ion on the bow s t rin g b ec ome s t o o g r e at i t ca n cre at e s m a l l t e a r s i n t h e f a s c i a R e p e t i t i v e s t ress a nd strai n can cau s e t h e fa s ci a to be co me irr it at e d an d i n f la med d e ve lo p i n g w h a t i s r e f e r re d t o a s P l a n t a r F a s c i i t i s SYMPTOMS: Usually develops gradually. May affect just one foot but eventually occur in both simultaneously. A sharp pain in the heel of your foot. (possible spur) D o n' t i g no r e an y s i gn o f t hi s c o nd it io n b ec aus e it woul d onl y g et wor s e and ca n hinder your regular activities. CONTRIBUTORS TO PLANTAR FASCIITIS: Age T hi s c on d it io n is more o f t en exper ienc ed be t w een the age s of 40 and 6 0. T hi s i s a r ou nd t he ti m e w he n t he fo ot s t a rts t o age and requir es mor e suppor t. Sex It is more often seen in women than men due to the fact that women wear high heels. High heels worn fre quently can cause your achilles tendon which is attached to your heel to con tract and shorten. SPORTING ACTIVITIES: Lon g d ist an ce ru nn in g, ba lle t d an cing and danc e a er ob i cs ar e am ong s om e of the activities that can contribute to t h e o n se t o f p l a n t a r f a s ci i t i s b e c a u se they plac e a fair a mount of s tre ss on the heel and the attached tissues. O b esi ty : Ex cess we igh t no rmall y o r d u r i n g p r e g n a n c y c a n c a u s e p l a n t a r fa s ciitis. T h e ext r a po und s put stres s on your plantar fascia. Occu pa ti o ns: If y o ur j o b re q ui res a lot of walking or standing on hard sur faces you can be at risk of developing plantar fasciitis. I m pr ope r S hoe s: S hoe s w ith thi n so le s that lack arch support or the ability to absorb shock can cause you to develop plantar fasciitis. SOLUTIONS: If yo u h av e b een ex pe rien cin g p ai n in the heel or arch area of the foot, I u r g e y o u t o s e e k p r o f e s s i o n a l h e l p b e ca u s e i t ca n wo rse n an d a f f e ct t h e e n t i re f o o t a n k l e k n e e s, l o w e r b a c k and even your shoulders. A supportive shoe, combined with proper insert will put your foot in its natural position for walking and s tan ding. Seek help and be pr ope r ly fitte d w ith ar c h s uppor ts to put yo u r b o d y i n ba l an c e a n d re li e ve t h e stress and strain on your plantar fascia. Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board Certified & Licensed Pedorthist, is the proprietor of Foot Solutions, a health and wellness fran chise that focuses on foot care and proper shoe fit, located in the Trinity Plaza, West Bay Street, Nassau. Bahamas www.footsolutions.com/nassau or call 322-3668" www.footsolutions.com/nassau or call 322-3668 (foot). "The views expressed are those of the author and does not necessarily represent those of Foot Solutions Incorporated or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliated com panies. Heel pain syndrome B y B E R N A D E T T E G I B S O N FOOT SOLUTIONS H O M E M A D E B A B Y F O O D S E R V E S U P H E A L T H Y E A T I N G H A B I T S A N D S A V I N G S P R E P P I N G a nd pu ree in g ea sy ev ery da y i ngre di en ts in th e ho me a ls o giv e s yo u the s a tis fac ti on of k nowin g e x a c tl y wh a t i s g o i n g i nt o y o u r b a b y s b e l l y f ro m a v o c a d o a n d g r e e n b e a n s to d i c e d a p p l e s s w e e t p o t a toes and peaches.

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WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1, P AGE 1 1B By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer BEYONCE and Jay-Z's offspring doesn't ev en h a ve a name yet, but i t w as the indis p u ta b le br ea k ou t st a r of S u nd a y' s MTV V id e o M usi c A w ar ds, up sta g in g e v er yo ne e v e n Ka t y Perry's win for video of the year. Perry, who had the most nominations com ing i nt o t he s ho w with 10, cam e away wi th three moonman trophies, including video of the y ear for the inspirational c lip "Firewo r k. "I fe el li ke I'm doing s om ething r ig ht w hen I si ng t hat son g ," s aid Perr y, c ons ervati v ely dressed in a cotton-candy pink jacket, a skirt a nd s ome thing best described as a Gr e en Ba y Packers cheesehead decoration. But th e n ight's big news came f rom Beyo nc e, w ho sto le th e show be fore i t e ve n be ga n when she announced on the black carpet that after more than three years of marriage, the d a zz l in g c ou pl e h ad p rod uc e d th e ul ti ma te a l lstar collaboration. Dressed in a loose-fitting, off-t he-should e r red gown, s he c lut c hed the baby bump that so many celeb-watchers had been predicting since the two wed. Later B eyonce performed L ove on T op, a nd if Tw itte r h adn 't alre ad y sprea d the n ew s, her outfit gave clues to her impending moth e rhood; in s t ead of he r typ ica l s e xy ou tfits, s h e dress ed in c ons ervative s pangled t ux but still danced around in her signature stilettos. B e yo nc e d id n' t utt er a w o rd a bo ut th e p reg nancy, but ended t he numb er by t akin g o ff h e r j a c k e t a n d ru b b in g he r s w o ll e n b e l l y ; i n t h e a ud ie nc e, a n el ate d J ay -Z h oot ed a nd c la ppe d for his wife as Kanye West hugged him. In an instant, Beyonce and her soon-to-be c h i l d m a n a g e d t o o v e r s h a d o w t h e n i g h t s ev e n t s L a d y G a ga s m u ch h yp ed o p e n i n g n u m be r d u r i n g w h i ch s h e p e r f o r m e d a s a g r easy, leather -jacketed male a l tere go du ring a perf orm anc e of "You and I ," b ec ame less interesting. So did the evening's meticu l o u s l y p l a n n e d wi l d m o m e n t s f r o m N i c k i M i n a j s o r i g a m i l i k e o u t f i t t o a d a n c e o f f b e tw e e n t he me m be rs o f O dd F u tu re a n d J a c k Black, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen. T h e r e w a s o n e a p p a r e n t l y u n s c r i p t e d m o m e n t d u r i n g J a y Z s p e r f o r m a n c e w i t h K any e W est o f "O t i s o f f their cha r t-toppi ng joi nt al bu m "Watch the T h ro ne." N ear t he e nd of the s o ng, some one tried to wa lk on the sta ge, b ut w as quic kly a ppreh ende d b y a crew mem be r as a be mu s ed Ja yZ lo ok ed on I t w as the sec ond time J ay-Z had someo ne wa lk o n u na nn o u n c e d du r i ng a n MT V p e r fo r m a nc e ; two years ago, it was Lil Mama. Br it n e y S p ea r s ca p t u r ed t h e n i gh t s f i r s t award, for best pop video, and later was hon oured with an MTV Video Vanguard award for her visual legacy. Lady Gaga, sticking to her gender-switch shtick, leered at Spears as she paid tribute to her. "S he' s a p op music leg en d, an d th e ind ustry w o uld not b e th e sam e w i th out her ," Gaga said. "I us e d t o h a ng pictur es of her on my wall and touch myself when I was in bed." Later, Gaga fished for a kiss, but as Spears leaned in, she quickly pulled back, reminding viewers, "I've done that before." T he s h o w a t t h e N o k ia T h e a t re i n L o s A n g e l e s h a d n o o f f i ci a l h o s t t h o u g h co m e d i a n Kevin Hart delivered an opening monologue a n d w a s f e at u re d i n a s e rie s o f v i gn e tt e s du ri n g the show. Ad e le ha d p e rh ap s th e h ig h li g ht o f th e n i gh t as the seven-time nominee delivered a pow erf ul ly und er st ate d per fo rm ance of "So meo n e Li k e Y ou o ff h e r to pse ll i ng "2 1 a l b um C h r i s B r o w n a l so w o w e d w i th a n a e r ia l n u m b e r, soa rin g a bov e th e c row d i n be tw e en h ig hstepping choreography. Russell Brand provided the evening's rare poignant moment during a tribute to his late friend, Amy Wine h ouse, w ho died a month ago after struggling for years with drug and a lc oh ol ab use. B ran d urge d peo ple t o re me mber the 27-year-old for her music, and urged others suffering to get help. "A lo t of peop le jus t get the di seas e, not ma n y p eo p le ge t t he in cr ed i bl e ta l en t t ha t Amy was blessed with," said Brand, who suc c e ssf ul ly b a ttl e d dru g a dd ic ti on hi mse lf Let 's r em em be r the re i s a sol ut ion .. th at so lu tio n is available." PER R Y WIN S T OP A W A RD BUT BEY O NCE BAB Y T OPS SHOW BERLIN Associated Press G E R M A N C h a n c e l l o r A ng el a Me rke l ha s rec l ai me d h er s t atus as the w orld 's m ost p o w e rfu l w o m a n, w it h F or be s maga zin e hai li ng h er as t he E urope an Uni on's 'undi s p uted' leader. A c c o r d i n g t o t h e l i s t r e l e a s e d T h u r s d ay M e r k e l b u m p e d U S f i r s t l a d y M ic h e l le Ob a m a f ro m th e to p s p ot r e c l a i mi n g a p o si ti o n s h e h e l d f r o m 2 0 0 6 t o 2 0 0 9 despite dropping poll ratings for Merkel at home. F o r b es p r a i s e d t h e ch a n c el lor as the he ad of the on e r e a l g l o b a l e c o n o m y i n Eu r o p e w h o i s s e e k i n g t o "stabilize EU debt and keep t h e 1 7 m e m b e r e u r o z on e u n i fied." Mer ke l spokesman Steffen S e i b e rt a p p e a re d t o d o w n p l a y the listing, saying in a tweet Thursday it was to be taken mor e l ightl y t han "s eriou sly p o l i t i ca l l y M e r k e l h er s e l f did not comment. N o. 2 o n th e F or be s li st w a s U S S e c r e t a ry o f S t a t e H i l l a r y Clinton, lauded for "advanc i ng U. S. i nte r e sts and p oli ci es ove rs ea s an d p us hi ng wo men's issues, development and ed u cat i o n t o t h e t o p o f t he f o r e i g n p o l i c y a g e n d a Michelle Obama dropped to No. 8. O t h e r t o p i n t e r n a t i o n a l wo m e n m a k i n g t h e l i s t a r e B r a z i l i a n P r e s i d e n t D i l m a Rousseff at No. 3 and Chris t i n e L a g a r d e t h e f o r m e r French finance minister who now heads the International Monetary Fund, making her debut at No. 9. The youngest of the power women, coming in at No. 11, i s 2 5 y e a r o l d e n t e r t a i n e r L a d y G a g a k n o w n f o r h e r e ye -grab bing red c arpe t fa shi on a nd ab il ity to ra ise m on e y to fight HIV/AIDS. Merkel's return to the top o f t h e F o r b e s w o m e n l i s t comes months after she was a w a r d e d t h e P r e s i d e n t i a l Me d al o f Fre e do m w it h a fo rm a l d i n n e r a t t h e W h i t e House in June. On Wednes d a y t h e e a s t e r n c i t y o f M a g d e b u r g b e s t o w e d h e r wi t h a l oc al a wa r d f o r p r o m otin g und ersta ndi ng a mon g Europe's various nations. Yet the string of accolades h a s d o n e l i t t l e t o s t o p Mer kel 's dr op in p opu lar ity a m o n g v o t e r s A p o l l l a s t week for ARD public broad cas t e r f ou n d 5 5 p er ce n t o f Germans saying they had lit tle c onfid enc e in t h e cha nce llor. T h e f e e l i n g i n h e r o w n C h rist ia n De m oc ra ti c Pa rty is n o t m u c h b e t t e r. Me r k e l s f or m er m e n t o r e x Ch a n ce l l o r Helmut Kohl, said this week: I a sk my se l f w h e re G e rm a n y s t a n d s t o d a y a n d w h e r e i t w ants to go." The blunt c omm e n t s w e r e w i d e l y s e e n a s criticism of Merkel, although h e d i d n t s p e c i f i c a l l y n am e her. M e r k e l h a s a l s o h a d t o w ork to rally enoug h support t o p a s s t h e l a t e s t r o u n d o f eurozone rescue measures in parliament. F o r b e s a n n u a l l y s e l e c t s w o me n w h o it b e li e v e s a re i n the mid dle of Richt erregis t er i ng ev en t s b as i n g d eci sions on a variety of factors, ranging from wealth to poli ti c s t o th eir imp act o n so ciety. M e r k e l h a s b e e n h e a v i l y involved in efforts to resolve the European debt crisis. A ngelique Sabrina is a mature, focused and determined thirteen year old, Bahamian, singer/songwriter, who has loved music as long as she can remember. She has taken piano lessons from the age of six, played recorder and flute in school, taken drum lessons with Kevin Dean and, after picking up and teaching herself the guitar, she loved it so much that she asked her parents to get formal training with Pat Carey of the Grammy Award winning group, Bahamen. 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THE TRIBUNE SECTION B TUESD A Y A UGUST 30, 2011 F rom Beyonce flaunting her baby bump to Lady Gaga dressed in drag, there were a lot of celebs that stepped out on the red carpet in their best/worst at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Lets take a look. ADELE Jeffarah says: Where she going with this long dress with stockings at the VMAs? And this hair style reminds me of Hair Spray Alesha says: I LOVE Adele's voice and everything but this right here is not cute! Is this a funeral or what!? BEYONCE Jeffarah says: Just lovely. Can't wait to see the "love growing inside of her". Alesha says: I still can't get over the fact that QUEEN B is actually preggos. Man, she is just glowing in this beautiful floor length burnt orange dress, just beautiful! BRITT ANY SPEARS Jeffarah says: Remember when Brittany bald her head? Well this is much worse than that! Alesha says: I don't like it, moving right along! JERSEY SHORE GIRLS Jeffarah says: LOL besides them looking like they shopped out of a flee market, what are they even doing at the awards show? Alesha says: Well I am a huge Jersey Shore fan and I love Snooks and J wow ,BUT these dresses are screaming "thrift shop." Dena please bury this ugly dress! KA TY PERR Y Jeffarah says: I love Katy Perry's ensemble. Very cute! Oh and I espe cially love her hair. Alesha says: Man these shoes are the business! Katy always comes up with the cutest ideas. KELL Y ROWLAND Jeffarah says: Now she get all that fame from Motivation she all over the place. But Kelly looks fine. Don't know if I like the dress so much. Alesha says: Kelly looks very nice, and those red bottoms are banging! LADY GAGA Jeffarah says: Lady Gaga just makes me sick. Her entire performance was disturbing and she should have at least changed this dirty shirt. Alesha says: *smt* Lady Gaga or "Joe" looked foolish ALL NIGHT throughout the ENTIRE show! A complete mess! LIL W A YNE Jeffarah says: His pants was too tight that's why it only stopped under his bottom. Its bad enough that these pants are tight but they are LEOPARD too! Alesha says: Weezy jumping up and down the stage in these TIGHT no circulation pants was NOT COOL! MILEY CYRUS Jeffarah says: I love Miley's dress she looks gorgeous! Alesha says: Miley is definitely growing up, she looks very mature and elegant in this nice number. NICKI MINAJ Jeffarah says: Oh Nicki I think this Lady Gaga look is getting played out Alesha says: GARBAGE! SELENA GOMEZ Jeffarah says: I love the cape thing going on with this dress but I think the top is too fussy! Alesha says: I'm a Selena fan but this dress is just not it. VIDEO MUSIC A W ARDS F ASHION POLICE nicki MINAJ kelly ROWLAND miley CYRUS katy PERRY jersey shore GIRLS

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T HETRIBUNE SECTIONETUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 INSIDE TRAK T T U U R R N N T T O O 2 2 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 4 4 E E . . . PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS OF ATHLETES AT THE IAAF WORLDS DONALD THOMAS TO BEGIN HIGH JUMP TITLE QUEST USAIN BOL TS F ALSE ST AR T GIVES GRIFFITH SOME RELIEF BROWN, MILLER AND PINDER FALL SHORT IN THE 400M SEMIS DOUBLEAMPUTEE PISTORIUS FAILS TO QUALIFY T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . . . 13th IAAF World Championships GOLDEN GIRL: Carmelita Jeter (inset of the US celebrates winning gold in the 100m final Monday. (AP Photos SEE FULL STORY AND MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 8E By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea H er job has been an easy one. A s the only woman on the c oaching staff, Dianne Woodside has the responsibility of taking care of Anthonique Strachan, her high school prodigy. As a former athlete herself, Woodside said the experience has been quite a rewarding one, considering that she gets to do something that she truly likes. "Just to see all of the athletes that you usually see on t elevision and being here and the camaraderie of the athletes coming together and getting along and chilling out together, it's been a rewarding one," she stated. Having had the chance to nurture and groom Strachan during her high school days at St Augustine's College, Woodside said she has to report that Strachan has been training really hard and is looking very good going into Thursday's preliminary rounds of the 200 metres. I THINK SHE WILL DO VERY WELL Striking gold S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 5 5 E E By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea Head coach Fritz Grant said the coaching staff couldnt be more pleased with Team Bahamas performance so far at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics. Although Adrian Griffith got disqualified for a false start in the heats of the men's 100 metres and Bianca 'BB' Stuart just missed out on advancing to the final of the women's long jump, Grant said the performances of Sheniqua 'Q' Ferguson in the women's 100 metres and the trio of Demetrius Pinder, Ramon Miller and Chris 'Fireman' Brown in the men's 400 metres have really inspired the team. "The false start by Adrian was a bit disappointing, but in track and field, you have your ups and downs," Grant said. "This is the highest level of competition in track and field and whatever performances we get out of our ath letes, we have to be quite pleased. We would have liked for Bianca to advance to the final in the long jump, but she just fell short at the end. C O A CHING S T AFF PLEASED WITH TEAM B AHAMAS SO F AR S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 4 4 E E

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SPORTS PAGE 2E, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS 13th IAAF World Championships P h o t o s c o u r t e s y o f G e t t y I m a g e s I N FLIGHT: B ianca Stuart competes in the long jump during the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. She ended up 17th overall with a leap of 6.44m. ON THE RUN: Demetrius Pinder in the 400m. He finished 15th overall with a time of 45.87s. ON TRACK: Ramon Miller (also top left competes in the 400m. He was 16th overall with a time of 45.88 seconds.

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea Donald Thomas quest to regain his title that he won in 2007 in Osaka, Japan, will begin today when he enters the qualifying round of the men's high jump as the 14th of 17 competitors in Group A. He will be joined by Trevor Barry, who will be the 10th of 17 competitors in Group B. (see story below The automatic qualifying height is 2.31 metres (7-feet, 7-inches) or the 12 best performances will advance to Thursday's final. Thomas, better known as "the Juice" to his Bahamian fans and "the Sky Walker" on the international scene, is back with his coach Jerry Clayton, who guided him to the world title in Osaka when he made his debut at the worlds. The change came after he failed to advance to the final in 2009 in Berlin, Germany. "I am just trying to get through qualifications," said Thomas as he and Clayton went through a light workout yesterday at the training facility in the Games Village. "I had some good training sessions leading up to this, so I'm feeling good and just taking it one day at a time. "Qualification is first and that is where our focus is right now." Thomas, the 27-year-old former basketball player who turned to high jump on a dare from a friend when he was enrolled at Lindenwood College, said Clayton certainly helps to bring out the best in him by giving him the moti vation and confidence that he didn't have in the last two years. "That makes a big difference," Thomas said. Clayton said from the time he took Thomas under his wing in 2007 when he went to Auburn University to con tinue his studies, he knew that he had a gem. After a brief break, they reunited last November and he has been quite impressed with the wayThomas has approached his preparation to this season. "He looks good. He had some good meets, including an awesome performance at Nationals," Clayton said. "We spent the last three weeks working on his approach and from what I've seen, he looks like he's ready. He just needs to go out there and do it." Judging from what he saw at the previous worlds, Clayton said Thomas will have to be almost perfect in his clearance during the qualifying round in order to set himself up for a real shot at winning another medal in the final. "He's looking good. He's been working hard and his confidence level is high," Clayton said. "So all he has to do is go out there and put everything that we've been working on in practice into perfection on the day and he should be all right." So far, Thomas said he's relaxed and prepared because he has also been enjoying life in the Games Village. "I've been training since I got here. I haven't been to the stadium yet, so I don't know what the atmosphere is like there," he said. "We are just working on fine tuning and getting everything ready before I step out in the stadi um. But everything will work out well tomorrow. Hopeful ly, I will get into the final." The national champion, who has proven to be a "big time performer," said he's just eager to get out and compete. "This is the first World Championships that I showed up so healthy, so I'm looking forward to competing," he said. Thomas comes in as the reigning Commonwealth and Central American and Caribbean double champion, having won both titles last year as he began his come back towards regaining his form as the world champion in 2007. He has done a sea son's best of 2.32m (7-7 1/4 which is shy of his personal best of 2.35m (7-81/2 SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 3E 13th IAAF World Championships The Juice to begin high jump title quest By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea To pass the time, Trevor Barry said he's trying to enjoy all of the facilities that the organisers have to offer at the Games Village. But yet still he's anxious to get out and compete today in the quali fying round of the men's high jump at the colourful Daegu Stadium. "My training has been going well and now I'm just anxious to compete," he stated. "I've been enjoying the facilities and trying to pass the time until I get ready to compete." Caught up in the Games Village where he was playing a video game to relax himself yesterday, Barry is scheduled to be the 10th out of 13 competitors in action in Group B. He will be joining national champion Donald Thomas the 1997 champion from Osaka, Japan, will be the 14th out of 17 competitors in Group A. (see story above In order to advance to Thursday's final, they will have to either surpass the automatic qualifying height of 2.31 metres (7-feet, 7-inch es), or be one of the top 12 performers. He goes into the competition with a season and personal best of 2.29m (7-6 "The plan is to make the final and then take it from there," said Barry, who is coming in as the Bahamas national, Commonwealth Games and Central American and Caribbean Championships' runner-up behind Thomas. "I'm really looking forward to it." This is the second appearance for 28-year-old Barry, who made his worlds debut in Berlin, Germany, in 2009 where he finished eighth in his group, failing to advance to the final. But unlike his previous senior international meets, Barry will be competing with out his coach, Keith Parker, who suffered a case of the dengue fever and was unable to make the trip here. Parker was also honoured by the IAAF as a recipient of the Veteran's Pin. Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations' treasurer Laura Charlton accepted it on his behalf. "We've been communicat ing through the e-mail and on Skype," Barry noted. "So it's like he's still here. I know I would have preferred to have him here in person. But every time that I go out to the training facilities, I just think about all of the things that he has instilled in me." Barry, who didn't advance out of the qualifying round of the World Indoors in Doha last year, said he's definitely looking forward to accomplishing his goal of getting on the podium here, with or without Parker guiding him through the competition in the stadium. MY TRAINING HAS BEEN GOING WELL AND N OW IM JUST ANXIOUS T O C OMPETE TREVOR BARRY (in action above is anxious to compete in the qualifying round of the high jump today. REST TIME: Trevor Barry plays a video game in the Daegu Games Village. DONALD THOMAS (in action above enters the qualifying round of the high jump as the 14th of 17 competitors in Group A.

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SPORTS PAGE 4E, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS 13th IAAF World Championships By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea A drian Griffith said he knew a lot of people would get down on him for his false start that eliminated himf rom further competition in the first round of the men's 100 metres at the 13th IAAF World Championships on S aturday. But two days later, Griffith felt a bit relieved after he watched world record h older Usain Bolt miss the opportunity to defend his title in the final before a p acked crowd of 30,000 plus fans at the Daegu Stadiumw hen he also fell victim to the new IAAF rule that forces the athlete who false started to vacate his spot. "I really think the rule sucks and they need to get r id of it," said a calmer Griffith on Monday as he went through a light workout session on the training track inside the Games Village. "Ik new that this was going to be a good opportunity for me to get through the rounds. I was feeling that good." Griffith, the 26-year-old national champion, admitted t hat the disqualification has given him a new respect for the rules and regulations of the sport. The new rule was made on August 12, 2009, at the 47th I AAF Congress in Berlin, Germany. D elegates from IAAF member federations were a sked to consider the following proposal: E xcept in combined events, any athlete responsible for a false start shall be disqualified. I n combined events, only one false start per race shall be allowed without disquali fication of the athlete(s responsible for the false start. Any athlete(s ther false starts in the race shall be disqualified from the race. The vote was approved after 97 members voted yes and 55 voted no. At the 43rd IAAF Congress in Edmonton, Canada, on August 1, 2001, delegates from IAAF member federations were asked to consider the following proposal: To allow only one false s tart per race in events up to and including the 400m. Any athlete subsequently false starting will be disqualified immediately. It was also agreed that this rule would not be introduced until January 1, 2003, to allow for a significant peri-o d of adaptation by com petitors. It was approved with a vote of 81 yes and 74 no. Prior to the Edmonton decision, the false start ruleh ad given athletes the right to make one false start and they were disqualified for a subsequent false start. However, it's a rule that many feel the IAAF will have to review after Bolt and defending women's 400 champion Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain were both disqualified. As for Griffith, he intends to put it behind him,a lthough he knows that it's something that he will have to deal with whenever he faces the Bahamian public, who had expected him to advance at least to the semi-f inal. "I had two days to deal with it here and now I'm ready to move on," he said. H e immediately got back into training mode at the G ames Village and noted that he will continue until he l eaves with the rest of the team on September 5. Onceh e takes a short break, he said he intends to get ready f or the Pan American Games that will be held in Mexico i n October. "Hopefully, I can go there a nd have a much better performance than I did here," he said. Bolt, on the other hand, f inally released a statement yesterday after he had refused to go through the mixed zone where he had to answer questions from the press following his disqualification. He was clearly upset with the false start, taking off his shirt before the officials singled his lane for the violation. "Firstly, I would like to c ongratulate my team-mate Yohan Blake and the other athletes who won the medals," said Bolt of Blake, who won the gold medal in 9.92 seconds. A merican Walter Dix clocked 10.08 for the silver and veteran Kim Collins 10.09 for the bronze. Of course I am extremely disappointed not to have the c hance to defend my title due to the false start. I was feeling g reat through the rounds and was ready to run fast in thef inal. I worked very hard to get ready for this champio nships and things were looking good," he said. H owever, Bolt said he has to move on and not dwell ont he past. He said he's just going to get ready for the 200 on Friday and the 4 x 100 before he focuses on the fewr emaining meets to end the season. No doubt, the false start rule was one of the hot topics in just about every circle that you went in. At the Games Village, some of our athletesg ave their view on it. "Ever before and prior to last night, I was thinking that t hey need to go back to how it was last year. One false start and that's it," she said. "Some things, not out of negl igence, you're under pressure and when you're under pressure some people flinch or they move. Before, you got a chance to re-set and get back to run. "In my humble opinion, unfortunately they don't listen to the people in the media, so it takes Bolt for t hem to see that we want them to change the rules back," said Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie as she waitsf or her first appearance here in the women's 200 metres o n Thursday. "Now if they had that one f alse start, he would have been able to come back, res ettle and run the race. So sometimes, it takes some t hings to go to that extreme for them to realize that theyn eed to listen to the athletes. He's the major player in the game and now that it happened to him, hopefully they w ill reconsider it." As one of the few veteran s printers left in the sport today, Ferguson-McKenzie said she tries not to get caught up in the false start, but really tries her best to react at the crack of the gun. Said Anthonique Strachan, the rookie who is preparing to make her worlds debut in the 200 on Friday: "I don't really care because I don'tg et out of my blocks. It does n't affect me. I am totally into it because that is their race and this is my race." Michael Mathieu, who has dropped from the 400 to con-c entrate on the 200 this year, said he agrees that the IAAF should change back the rule. "That don't make no s ense," he said. "I don't feel as though someone should o nly have one chance. We have a lot of people who t rain for so long for this meet and one false start and theya re out. That sucks. I don't think that makes any sense." A s a new competitor in the 200 on the international s cene, Mathieu said he has to be concerned when hes teps out on the track on Thursday. He noted that he's definitely going to make sure that his blocks are set prop-e rly and he waits in anticipa tion of the gun before he takes off. Bolts false start gives Griffith some relief ADRIAN GRIFFITH gets a starting block ready for training. DISQUALIFIED: Jamaicas Usain Bolt takes off his jersey after being disqualified for a false start. (AP C O A CHING S TAFF HAPPY WITH TEAM BAHAMAS SO FAR "But we were encouraged by the performances of Sheniqua and the three guys in the 400. It would be good for us if all of them can advance through to the next round. Whatever they do, I'm sure their performances will set the tone for what we are anticipating from the rest of the team." Still waiting to compete are Donald Thomas and Trevor Barry, who will be in action today, along with the final of the men's 400. After an off day of competition Wednesday, the action will pick back up on Thursday when Debbie FergusonMcKenzie, Anthonique Strachan and Nivea Smith all compete in the qualifying round of the women's 200 heats and semifinals. In addition, Raymond Higgs goes in the qualifying round of the men's long jump, the men's 4 x 400 con test the qualifying round and the final of the men's high jump will take place. Included in the pool of competitors for the men's relay are Avard Moncur, Latoy Williams and Andrae Williams. They will join Pinder, Miller and Brown. Although he's battling for a spot in the final of the 200, Mathieu said he hopes that he's not counted out for a spot in the 4 x 4 relay because he has come pre pared to run in both events. On Friday, it's the heats and semifinals of the men's 200, the men's triple jump qualifying and the final of the men's long jump and 4 x 400 relay. Then on Saturday, the final of the men's 200 will be staged. The meet will conclude on Sunday with the final of the men's triple jump and both the heat and final of the women's 4 x 100 relay. That team is expected to comprise of the combo of Sheniqua Ferguson, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Anthonique Strachan, Nivea Smith, Cache Armbrister and Bianca Stuart. Pleased "I'm very, very pleased with the expectations for the Bahamian athletes," Grant said. "After we take the break on Wednesday, hope fully everybody will be able to come back even stronger and more geared up for the final stretch to the comple tion of the championships." Team manager Ralf McKinney, who took members of the Bahamian press on a tour of the Games Village yesterday, noted that the athletes have for the most part confined themselves to just the training facilities and relaxing indoors until they are ready to compete. He noted, however, that everything the athletes need is in the Games Village to keep them occupied in their spare time. Touring the facilities, it was obvious that who wasn't resting comfortably in their room or the lounge area in the housing complex on floors seven to nine were either going through light workouts and taking advantage of some of the amenities available such as the computer lab or the game room. There is also a huge dining room for lunch. It was certainly a worth while trip to the Games Village to view the athletes home away from home. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard and his wife, and sports director Timothy Munnings a former competitor in the worlds on the men's 4 x 400 relay team are expected to visit the athletes on Wednesday during the off day of competition. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E TEAM MANAGER Ralf McKinney (wearing hat with Demetrius Pinder (far left Ramon Miller (far right and Raymond Higgs (standing

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea Some things were just not meant to be. Three Bahamian male competi tors, in their bid to make it an historic night at the 13th IAAF World Championships Monday, struggled to get through their quarter-final rounds, leaving the Bahamas with out an entry in a lane for tonight's final. Up first in heat one running out of lane seven, Ramon Miller couldn't get ahead of the field of competitors and had to settle for fifth in 45.88 seconds. Chris Fireman Brown followed in lane two, but was beaten out at the tape for what could have been an automatic berth. His time of 45.43 placed him third. And also running out of lane two, national champion Demetrius Pinder only caught one competitor but was passed by the same competi tor. He ended up seventh in 45.87. When the final tabulations were done, Brown missed his first appear ance in the worlds since 2005 by three spots, Miller fell short in his second straight appearance by eight spots and Pinder, in his debut, was just one place better than Miller at 15th. Of the three, the long walk off the track and through the tunnel to meet the press was a long and gru elling one for Brown. "I was disappointed, but I still have to give the Lord all praise and credit for coming out healthy," he said. "I didn't even realize that the guy was right there at the line. I did what I was supposed to do, but it just didn't happen." Brown, 32, was referring to the fact that he came off the final curve and into the home stretch neck-andneck with Nery Barnes of Croatia in lane two as they trailed KiraniJ ames of Grenada. However, as James surged ahead for the win, Brown went with him. But on the outside in lane seven, Virgin Islands' Tabarie Henry had a little more in reserve as he sneaked past Brown at the finish line for second in 45.53. "I really didn't see him. I didn't even know he was there," Brown said. "I am disappointed, very. It went as I expected. I felt the times could have been faster. It felt good in my warm-ups. But it's the slowest time I ran all season, so I'm highly disappointed in that. I can't believe it." Mentally, Brown said he was prepared to run three days back-toback and he was right there in a position to get into the final. "I ran a bad race. I didn't see the guy when he dipped me out, so I'm very disappointed," he said. Brown, the 32-year-old veteran, said he will now have to regroup and get ready for the relays that start Thursday with the heats. But he indicated that he will have to take a couple days to get over his performance in the 400. "I wasn't prepared for that," he said. "I just have to put this one behind me and move forward." Miller, on the other hand, admitted that he had a bad race. "I didn't execute my race plan," he said. "I didn't get out as fast as I wanted to. But hey, I'm healthy. Thank God for that." Competing just ahead of defending champion LaShawn Merritt in lane seven, Miller said that after he was caught by the American, he stayed with his game plan instead of going after him. Merritt won the race in 44.76, followed by Kevin Borlee of Belgium, the other qualifier in 45.02. "Hopefully, I have the relay to focus on, so let's see how that goes," said the 24-year-old national championship runner-up. I n making his debut, Pinder said he will have to chalk up his perfor mance to a "learning experience." "I tried to do what I could, but it just wasn't my day," he said. "I gave it everything that I had, so I won't say anything went wrong. It just wasn't my night. Everybody has their season, it just wasn't mine." The Texas University graduate, running from the inside in lane one, was only able to catch Pavel Trenikhin of Russia on the back stretch of his heat. Coming off the final curve and on the home stretch, Trenikhin was able to accelerate past Pinder to pick up sixth place. The 22-year-old Pinder held off South Africas Oscar Pistorius for seventh place. "I gave it the best I could and that is what I came up with," he said. "We gave it our all. We just all fell short." Pinder said they are just going to put everything in God's hands as they regroup and get ready for the 4x 400 relay. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 5E 13th IAAF World Championships PUSHING HARD: Shown (l-r (AP Photos Brown, Miller and Pinder fall short in the 400m semifinals CRUISE CONTROL: LaShawn Merritt of the US crosses the finish line ahead of Bahamas Ramon Miller in the 400m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships on Monday. I THINK SHE WILL DO VER Y WELL "She's ready to run and she's just waiting to get her final instructions as to what she needs to do," Wood side said. "I think she will do very well. I think she will definitely PR (personal best some of the rounds. "Once she puts her race together, she's going to do some good stuff. She's going to surprise everybody. I think people know her before she knew them. People have been com ing up to her and telling her 'oh you're the Anthonique Strachan.' So I expect some good things from her. I think the Bahamas expects some good things from her. I think she will surprise a lot of people." Woodside, the president of the Coaches Association in the Bahamas, said Strachan and the other female team members have been getting along very great, even though she's the youngest member of the team. But once they are all done with their individual events, they can turn their attention on the 4 x 100 relay. As the first female to represent the Bahamas on the coaching staff at this level, Woodside said she's really honoured to be here, but she knew it would only be a matter of time before someone made the breakthrough. Fortunately, she was the one to do it. "I think everyone has their season," she said. "Sooner or later, the women would catch up. I'm just glad that they got started with me. I guess I'm going to be a motivation to other females. It's not an easy job being a female with a family." As a mother of a five-year-old daughter, Woodside said she is challenged by the notion that a "mother shouldn't be away from their chil dren" for such a long period. But although this trip is going to be about 20 days long, she is still in touch with her daughter at least twice a day via the Internet. "That's a help, but it's very difficult for women," she said. With a few names to mention like Tonique Williams-Darling, Pauline Davis-Thompson and maybe even Chandra Sturrup, Woodside said she could see women taking their role as a coach on the senior international level in the future. She's just glad that she has been the pace setter. COACH DIANNE WOODSIDE F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E



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N ASSA U AND B AHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSP APER Former ministerruns for his lifeVolume: 107 No.226 TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25) WEATHER CLOUDS, SUN, T-STORM HIGH 90F LOW 80F By PAUL G TURNQUEST Chief Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net FORMER Minister of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller was forced to run for his life after he was robbed in broad daylight during his early morning run in Winton yes terday. When The Tribune met Mr Miller at the Elizabeth Estates Police Station shortly after the incident occurred, the former MP was in the process of giving the police his statement. Mr Miller said: I left home around 7.30am and I went for my normal route, which is Sassoon Drive (north) and I went out over the hill to the main road. I was just past JM Pinders house going slow when I felt this car came very close to me. So I thought to myself, this car must be trying to hit me. It was at this time that the fella grabbed my shirt and pulled me and I hit the car. The bandit, it was later discovered, had ripped Mr Millers gold chain from his neck, and in the process had nearly torn his shirt off his back. Mr Miller: This was a young dark fellow in the car. I jumped back from the car. The car then went about 50 yards in front of me, stop, then reverse. It was at this time Mr Miller said the robber had extended his body out of the vehicle and pointed what he believed to be a gun at him. In a split second I had to decide what to do. There was this yard right next to JM Pin ders, so I jumped over the fence, jumped over another fence, and then another fence, he said. During this process, Mr Miller injured his hand on the Leslie Miller r ob bed in br oad daylight TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The TribuneTHEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBESTLATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM KIDSCOOP NEWSPUZZLES, GAMESANDFUNINSIDE TODAY SEE page seven By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE public is advised to keep vigilant against mosquito breeding grounds as health officials confirmed cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever yesterday. Addressing fears that there was now a new and deadlier strain of dengue fever on the island, Delon Brennen, deputy chief medical officer for the Ministry of Health, explained that each strain has the potential to develop into dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). Dr Brennon explained that there was still only one strain out of four possible strains on the island, dengue type 1, and that there was no way to prevent the illness from devel oping into DHF. Just make sure you're in constant contact with healthcare providers, he said. In SEE page seven BLEEDING DENGUE FEVER CASES ARE CONFIRMED By SANCHESKA BROWN DESPITE calls for murderers to be executed, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said capital punishment will probably not be a reality in the near future. Instead, the government is considering the possibility of a life sentence being changed to actually mean for life. The Prime Minister said he knows people are frustrated with the high level of crime in the Bahamas. He says this is a frustration shared by most of the Caribbean. However, Mr Ingraham said swift executions is something that probably will not be a reality anytime soon. This is a country about the rule of law, and we have to abide by decisions made by our courts, even if we dont agree with them. Sometimes to the extent where we have to swallow it and accept it as reality, he said. The government cannot execute someone without the court certifying that all things were done properly, otherwise the government itself is committing murder and unlawful killing. Even if we change the PM:CAPITAL PUNISHMENT WILL PROBABLY NOT BE REALITY SEE page seven By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net PLP Leader Perry Christie stressed the need for new policies, faster response times, and total political inclusion concerning the country's disaster strategy. Senior Progressive Liberal Party officials pointed out "mistakes" and "failures" in the government's disaster preparedness and response to Hurricane Irene at a press conference yesterday. Mr Christie said: "The country ought not to divide when we're doing things to strengthen our capacity to withstand disaster in years to come. The FNM, the PLP, we are obliged to be Bahamians in the face of disaster. There should be no difference between our parties, we must approach this together in a way that people could have confidence that when it comes to PLP LEADER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO DISASTER STRATEGY SEE page seven PERRYCHRISTIE FORMER MINISTER of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller recalls the robbery yesterday.

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G o v e r n m e n t p l a n s t o im po rt g e n e ra t or s fr om the U S t o p r o v i d e t e m p o r a r y p o w er f o r C a t I sl a n d s re ver s e o s m o s i s w a t e r p l a n t M r I n g r a h a m t o l d t h e m e d i a b e f o r e f l y i n g t o A b a c o t o inspect damage there. "C at I sl an d seem s t o b e t h e m o s t a f f e c t e d s o t h e y w i l l h a v e t h e l o n g e s t p e r i o d o f d u t y e x e m p t i o n s a i d M r In grah am. "A case cou l d al so b e m a d e f o r A c k l i n s a n d Mayaguana we think Acklins and Cat Island are at the top of the pile." A tea m o f Defen c e F orce o f f i c er s l e ft f o r C at Is l an d yes terday to deliver much neede d f o o d a n d w a t er t o r es i d en t s who lost home s and po s ses sio ns after the c ategory three s t o r m r i p p e d t h r o u g h t h e island. D ri nkin g w a te r is r e por t e d l y r u n n i n g l o w o n t h e i sl a n d beca use the wat er pl a nt has no power. C a t I s l a n d e r s h a v e b e e n w it h out po we r f or ne a r ly a week and this is expected to r e m a i n t h e c a s e f o r s o m e time. Mr Ingraham flew to Abaco l a s t n igh t and p lan s t o t o u r t he s ou t h ern Bah amas b ef or e r e t u r n i n g t o t h e c a p i t a l b y Thursday. T he pri m e mini ster and hi s c o n t i n g e n t p l a n n e d t o f l y aboard the Aga Khan's helicopter. P r i vat e d o n o r s h a ve b o u gh t $ 2 5 0 0 0 w o r t h o f b u i l d i n g materials, canned goods and w at er t o ai d re si d e n t s a ff ec t ed by Hurricane Irene. A c cording to Chris Illing o w n e r o f t h e G r e e n w o o d B ea ch R es o r t wh o h el p e d co LOCAL NEWS P AGE 2, TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE GO V E R N M E N T will allow eligible residents of hard hit Cat Island to import building materials, electrical material and agriculture supplies duty free in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced. S E E p a g e s 10& 1 1 CA T IS LA ND ER S have been wi t ho ut power f or nearl y a wee k and t his is expected to remain the case for some time. The drinking water is running low since there is no electricity on the entire island to generate p o w e r f o r t h e s m a l l r e v e r s e o sm o s i s p la n t t h er e. T h e lo c al fo od s tore s a re c le a re d o ut (b ut ) a b oat wi ll ar rive on We d ne s d ay with fresh supplies. HUBERT INGRAHAM Felip Major/T ribune staff

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Government plans to import generators from the US to provide temporary power for Cat Island's reverse osmosis water plant, Mr Ingraham told the media before flying to Abaco to inspect damage there. "Cat Island seems to be the most affected so they will have the longest period of duty exemption," said Mr Ingraham. "A case could also be made for Acklins and Mayaguana we think Acklins and Cat Island are at the top of the pile." A team of Defence Force officers left for Cat Island yes terday to deliver much needed food and water to residents who lost homes and possessions after the category three storm ripped through the island. Drinking water is reportedly running low on the island because the water plant has no power. Cat Islanders have been without power for nearly a week and this is expected to remain the case for some time. Mr Ingraham flew to Abaco last night and plans to tour the southern Bahamas before returning to the capital by Thursday. The prime minister and his contingent planned to fly aboard the Aga Khan's helicopter. Private donors have bought $25,000 worth of building materials, canned goods and water to aid residents affected by Hurricane Irene. According to Chris Illing, owner of the Greenwood Beach Resort, who helped coLOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE GOVERNMENT will allow eligible residents of hard hit Cat Island to import building materials, electrical material and agriculture supplies duty free in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced. SEE pages 10&11 CAT ISLANDERS have been without power for nearly a week and this is expected to remain the case for some time. The drinking water is running low since there is no electricity on the entire island to generate power for the small reverse osmosis plant there. The local food stores are cleared out (but) a boat will arrive on Wednesday with fresh supplies. HUBERT INGRAHAM Felip Major /Tribune staff

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EDITOR, The Tribune. I AMlistening to a talk show host turned herbalist/dietitian spew with impunity and authority on her bush medicine that she practices from her porch! She is backed up by two chiropractors, one old and the other young and new. Not a word is said by the medical association of doctors or the minister of health. I therefore warn; buyers beware!! I tell you a story .... Several years ago, three devout Anglicans sat at the back of St Matthews Church at 7.15am mass. Three old friends, from the same St Johns College, talking, talking, talking in church, while mass is going on! One of them a medical doctor, the one in the middle, me! A patient and the other a chiropractor. The debate on who is a real doctor has been going on for years. The chiropractor says to me, look at ya with ya big belly, why dont you let me treat you for that overweight and obvious hypertension! I told him I was taking medication and working out under the guidance of my doctor who was his friend! What happened next you would not believe: mayhem break out in church. Cuss words were exchanged between the chiropractor and the doctor, I feared for my life sitting in the midst. I cite this true story to make a point. Be careful with whom you entrust your health. Be careful taking those pills or drinking that bush medicine from those who dont know what the hell they are doing. Trust a qualified experienced physician. If you are fluffy and wish to lose 50lbs, of course work out with a chiropractor. For what it is worth, a word to the wise is sufficient! By the way to this very day the three scholars from St Johns are still the best of friends! TONY FERGUSON Nassau, August, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune LimitedNULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P .O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 Advertising Manager (242) 502-2352 Circulation Department (242) 502-2386 Nassau Fax: (242) 328-2398 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608 WHILE Prime Minister Ingraham was still out in a helicopter last night landing in Nassau at 9.45pm after touring various settlements in Abaco, Opposition leader Perry Christie was in Nassau talking rather complaining about governments disaster strategy. At a press conference yesterday PLP officials directed our attention to governments mistakes and failures in response to Hurricane Irene. We always take these directions as an invitation to go a step further. For us it is a temptation to open the PLP files on their administrations handling of the backto-back Hurricanes Jeanne and Frances in 2004, and the NEMA disaster funds for which if memory serves Bahamians are yet to be given an accounting for that period. Sir Jack Hayward certainly made enough noise over his million dollar donation, which was not used for the hurricane repairs for which he intended them. On Saturday a 72-year-old lady from Eight Mile Rock said that she realised that many of our islands had been badly damaged by Hurricane Irene. But thank God that the FNM are in power this time, she added. She said she would never want anyone to experience what they had to experience under the PLP after the 2004 hurricanes. She knew the FNM would be fair. This speaks volumes, and our files of that period will support her words. What went on today just illustrates the difference between the two leaders Ingra ham and Christie and their administrations. One talks the other acts. And when election day comes, Bahamians will have to decide which man they would prefer to administer their affairs the one landing back in Nassau last night in a helicopter amidst rolling thunder after visiting his con stituents, or the one in the safety of the capital complaining to the press. Mr Christie thought that Prime Minister Ingrahams post hurricane assessment was insensitive to victims whose livelihood had been severely affected. When the leader of the country enters into a debate on a matter of a distaste and the impact of it, he has to exercise greater care than (Mr Ingraham) exercised in speak ing. We presume that Mr Christie was referring to Mr Ingraham being disturbed that a newspaper chose the word devastated to describe the affect of Irene on these islands. Ever a positive man of action, the word devastated conveyed to Mr Ingraham that our islands were down and out for the count. This is a position that he accepts in nothing damaged, yes, but down and out, no. He saw the peoples suffering. He felt it deeply. He knew many had lost everything, but he was on a tireless mission to see that they were helped to their feet as quickly as possible. He, like everyone else, was lamenting the destruction, he was not minimising or making light of something that was incredibly serious. But, he knew that sitting down crying over a disaster would not get anyone anywhere quickly and so he moved on from island to island, discovering the damage for himself and deciding how quickly it could be repaired. He is leaving the walking and talking and touching and looking into peoples eyes to see their hurt and pain as expressed at the press conference by MICAL MP Alfred Grey to Mr Grey and Mr Christie. While they are pressing flesh, he will be getting the material to put a roof of peoples heads. Brave Davis, Cat Island MP, who hurried to his district right after the hurricane, suggested that Mr Ingraham consider waiving the duty on appliances for affected persons. While Mr Davis was suggesting, Mr Ingraham was doing. He had already announced that government will allow Cat Islands eligible residents to import building and electrical materials and agricultural supplies duty free. Before leaving for Abaco yesterday to inspect the damage there, Mr Ingraham said: Cat Island seems to be the most affected so they will have the longest period of duty exemption. He added that he thought a case could be made for Acklins and Mayaguana. However, he thought that Acklins and Cat Island were at the top of the pile. While Mr Davis was talking, HMBS Nas sau was in Smiths Bay, Cat Island, delivering a team of Defence Force officers to distribute food, water and tarpaulin and other items to Cat Island residents who lost homes and possessions. The officers will also help clean up the island. Mr Ingrahams government is also arranging to set up a reverse osmosis plant and generators in Cat Island. This is hardly the behaviour of a man who fails to understand a peoples tremendous loss and personal tragedy. We are confident that these stricken Bahamians would prefer what Mr Ingraham and his government are trying to do for them. If Mr Gray thinks that what the Ingraham government is doing is fast and inadequate, we leave it to Mr Gray to walk and talk and touch and look in peoples eyes and see the hurt and pain. People will quickly realise that these walks, talks, touch ing and eye contact will not put bread on their tables or a roof over their heads. So, Bahamians, take your pick. The doctor (MD) vs the chiropractor LETTERSletters@tribunemedia.net The difference between the FNM and PLP EDITOR, The Tribune. Id like to congratulate you on your great endeavour of putting on the opera of Porgy and Bess, but am sadly disappointed in the venue of the stage at the Crystal Palace. That auditorium was never built with the acoustical construction required for an opera or operatic performances. It might be great for a single person with a microphone or a dance performance, but even sitting in the $50 seats was great to watch but not to hear! Many years ago I was involved with the Nassau Amateur Operatic Society and they put on some great shows at the Dundas Centre on Mackey Street which also had plenty of car park space. The early shows were well attended even though the seats were hard and somewhat uncomfortable. Sometime during the 70s they asked people of the community to donate a chair and that was when all the seats were padded and with arm rests as well. Many other use ful additions were put in place at that time. They started in 1959 and gave many wonderful shows twice a year in the Spring and the Fall which were almost comparable to many Broadway shows and no one was paid except by gaining a huge applause. (I know this as I was born in New York City and saw many shows throughout the 40s and 50s on Broadway. We only arrived in the Bahamas in 1960 and lived here ever since.) I was never on stage but contributed my artistic ability by designing the programme cover which also was used for posters throughout the island and newspaper ads. I write this in hopes that if and when you decide to direct and produce another great show you might consider the Dundas as its venue. HELEN ASTARITA Nassau, July, 2011. An open letter to Dr Cleveland A Williams EDITOR, The Tribune. I READ with interest an article in The Freeport News on July 20, 2011 in the Caribbean section where the industry, investment and com merce minister in Jamaica Dr Christopher Tufton placed a ban on scrap metal export because of the high rate of copper theft in Jamaica. He was allowing the exporters to export what they had but no more trailers would be accept ed at the port after a certain date. This copper theft and the damage it creates, has been effecting homes busi nesses, the sports complex, the local parks and the Power Company in Grand Bahama for years. This is a problem throughout the Bahamas and In my opinion, this looks like the stand the Government of the Bahamas would have to resort to because it would force the exporters to approach the government to lift the ban but they would have to come up with a plan for the persons bringing the copper to them to have proper identification, to state exactly where the copper came from and proof of permission to remove it and whatever else they can think of to safeguard the people and places that are suffering the damage and theft on a daily basis. This would create a real hassle for the thieves and I am sure the exporters will see a tremendous drop in the items being brought to them but the country as a whole would be better off. DEREK B RUSSELL Sr Freeport, Grand Bahama, July, 2011. (On July 27, government imposed a 90-day ban on the export of scrap metal and copper because of the widespread theft of the metals. Legitimate scrap metal dealers were invited to meet with government on August 2 to agree on how to accredit legitimate scrap metals vendors for future export.Ed). Government should slap a ban on scrap metal trade Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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ByJASMINE LOPEZ TRAFFIC lights on "flash mode" since last Wednesday should be in full operation by Thursday morning. Ray McKenzie, civil engineer at CCG Traffic Signal Company, said his company's assessments of lights throughout the capital are 90 per cent complete. Intersections that have non-functioning lights include: Madeira Street and Montrose Avenue, Prince Charles Drive and Beatrice Avenue Cowpen Road and Faith Avenue Wulff Road and Montrose Avenue Wulff Road and Collins Avenue Wulff Road and East Street JFK Drive and Gladstone Road Collins Avenue and Fifth Terrace. Mr McKenzie said two signals were com pletely lost on Collins Avenue and Fifth Terrace, and the wiring has to be repaired on the JFK and Gladstone Road signal. He also said there will be police assistance on the JFK and Gladstone Road intersection during peak traffic hours until the light is functioning again. Mr McKenzie added that the repair work is being hampered in areas where the power is still out. "It's a challenge for us to restore lights to places that have no power, but we intend to have our (signals) back in power by Thurs day, he said. Repair work on all traffic lights is covered by the maintenance contract that CCG signed with the Ministry of Works, he said. Signals across the capital were put on flash mode before Hurricane Irene passed near New Providence last week. Mr McKenzie said all of the computerised components were removed and stored in a safe place. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 5 A MAN was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with a break-in at a shop and the theft of more than $5,000 worth of goods. Peter Armbrister, 39, of East Street, appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis in Court Eight, Bank Lane, on charges of shop breaking, stealing and receiving. He is accused of breaking into Good Times Clothing Store in Destiny Plaza on Farrington Road between Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25. He is also accused of stealing jewellery, sports clothing and gear, and accessories. He is alleged to have stolen: nine Casio G-shock watches and 18 other Casio watches together worth $900 nine NFL jerseys worth $600 a soft ball glove and shoes together worth $99 20 caps worth $400 52 Oakley classes worth $2,820 40 Power Balance wrist bands worth $400 one Louisville Slugger bag and a Coach bag, together worth $75 one Nokia cell phone and charger worth $30 The accused plead not guilty to the charges and was remanded to Her Majestys Prison, Fox Hill. The matter was adjourned to August 31. WORKS Minister Neko Grant hit out at those who claim the government did not do enough to secure the tent that housed the Bay Street Straw Market ahead of Hurricane Irene. Yesterday the Lucaya MP said government officials did all they could to safeguard the tent before Irene lashed New Providence, tore down trees and utility poles, and ripped through portions of the tent covering the temporary market site on Bay Street. "The tent was secured as best we could. It was unfair to say it was not secured. We took off the parts that we were able to take off," Mr Grant said. When asked if government would hasten the opening of the new straw market, currently under construction on Bay Street, Mr Grant said the workers are moving as fast as they can. "The situation there is being evaluated. We are working feverishly in an effort to complete the new straw market. We don't see us moving into the new market until it's finished. We have no plans to replace the tent," he said. Straw vendors were issued letters by the ministry on August 22 two days before the storm hit New Providence advising them to remove all goods from the market. They were also told that the ministry would not be responsible for any damaged goods left at the site during the hurricane. After Irene, vendors moved their wares to the Prince George Wharf. The new market is set to open in September. THE Water and Sewerage Corporation worked throughout the day yesterday to fix a sewerage overflow in Pinewood Gardens caused by a disposal well failure. The problem occurred in the Plane Street area over the weekend. Efforts are underway to put the new, recently completed, disposal well in ser vice and the corporations Sewer age Operations Team is currently ensuring full site cleanup, said WSC in a statement. Additionally, due to a mechanical failure, the McNeil Sewer Lift Station experienced some challenges late Saturday/early Sunday, which led to an overflow of wastewater in the West Den nis Court area. This was rectified on Sunday morning and clean-up efforts in the area continue, it said. In both incidents, the statement said, repair and cleanup efforts were launched as soon as the first report of a problem reached the WSC. The corporation apologises for the inconvenience caused, and appreciates the patience of both its cus tomers and the general pub lic, it said. The WSC also noted that water supply rationing will continue for a few more days across New Providence, as the corporation is still trying to recover from the interruption in water shipments from Andros during Hurricane Irene. The restricted supply is limited to decreases in water pressure and will not include full interruptions, the WSC said in the past. The public is invited to contact the corporations Call Centre with any com plaints or concerns on 3025599, 325-0505, or by email ing wscomplaints@wsc.com.bs. TWO men charged in connection with a drug case appeared in Magistrates Court for a bail hearing yesterday. Trevor Cartwright, 32, of White Subdivision, and Travolt Bartlett, 29, of St James Road, appeared before Magistrate Carolita Bethell in Court Eight. They are charged in connection with a police chase that resulted in 588 pounds of marijuana being seized. Cartwright was granted $50,000 bail while Bartlett, also known as Travolt Smith, was remanded to prison until the completion of the trial. Cartwrights bail conditions include the surrender of all travel documents. He must report to the Wulff Road Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday before 6pm. The matter was adjourned to November 28. MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH SHOP BREAK-IN, THEFT OF GOODS COURTNEWS WSC WORKING TO CLEAN UP PINEWOOD SEWERAGE OVERFLOW TRAFFIC LIGHTS SHOULD BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY THURSDAY COURTNEWS BAIL HEARING FOR PAIR CHARGED IN DRUG CASE IRENE RIPPED THROUGH portions of the tent covering the temporary market site on Bay Street. NEKOGRANT

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE By NOELLE NICOLLS TribuneStaff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net HUMANITARIAN agencies have mobilised their resources to assist Family Island residents in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Relief efforts started immediately after the storm passed with Red Cross volunteers working over the weekend to pack food parcels destined for Acklins, Crooked Island and Cat Island. Caroline Turnquest, Red Cross director general, said the organisation sent around 200 parcels to the Family Islands with the greatest need on the weekend, and is on standbyto send more supplies. The Red Cross is working in conjunction with officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to coordinate the disbursement of supplies. They also have representatives on the ground in each island. Water and non-perishable food are high priority items for donations, according to Ms Turnquest, who said the organisation is also looking for clean clothes in good condition. We are looking for food and water items from the public and good clothing. For some reason when we say clothing, they just clear out their closets and dump everything, she said. Although the emergency relief phase is expected to take about two to three weeks, Ms Turnquest said the Red Cross is in for the long haul. Marsha Kanady, community relations officer at the Salvation Army, said they are seeking monetary donations, as well as nonperishable food and water. On Sunday, the Salvation Army sent food, water and cleaning supplies on an emergency fight to Acklins and Long Island. The Bahamas Methodist Habitat is providing aviation support to NEMA and local humanitarian agencies, like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, to transport relief supplies. Abraham McIntyre, executive director, said the organisation has operated about 15 flights across the islands, transporting a range of relief supplies. The organisation works with dozens of pilots in the United States, who donate their services to assist in relief efforts. Twice a year they conduct a fly-in to the Bahamas on low stress weekends, to familiarise the pilots with the process. Throughout the year they conduct home repairs in Eleuthera and other islands. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the organisation will work with NEMA to repair and reconstruct homes where needed. The organisation will also provide clean-up crews to help with the recovery. After Hurricane Ike, the organisation rebuilt about 50 homes in one month, said Kenrick Pierce, construction co-ordinator. Donations can be made to the disaster relief account of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church at the Royal Bank of Canada. The account number is 05715-1284553. IMMEDIATE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR THE FAMILY ISLANDS HURRICANEIRENEAFTERMATH ABACOgot very little rain between two and three inches according to two rain gauges. The water seen here is salt water driven from the western marls by the strong westerly winds. Many of the spots on the S C Bootle highway to Cooper's Town were impassable due to standing saltwater from the wind driven surge. Some low areas of the end of Murphy Town still had salt water flooding two days later. THERE WASminimal damage in Man-O-War Cay, but the light poles on the oceanfront ballfield were toppled. Photo/David Ralph A HAITIAN BOAT brought into the Marsh Harbour harbour several weeks ago was seen being tossed back and forth during the storm, finally lodging in the Marsh Harbour Marina (Jib Room restaurant) on Pelican Shore. It snapped several pilings and knocked the bow off two boats, one visible here. Remarkably, it is still afloat. Photo: David Ralph JOES CREEK part of Leisure Lee Development, has several canals often used by boaters for storm protection. It does not always work out as expected. These boats are from The Moorings charter fleet based at the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour. They can probably be refloated with minimal damage. Photo: Marilla Santillo

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LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 7 barbed-wire fence at the rear of the yard he initially entered which belonged to Bill Tizard. He also damaged his knee when he landed on a large boulder near the rear of Sir Sidney Poitiers home the second yard to which he managed to escape. While he was in the backyard of Mr Tizards home, Mr Miller said he saw when the dark vehicle, which he believes to be either a Sun ny, Corolla, or a Hyundai, park in front of the property. I believe they must have parked to pick up the chain. I didnt even know the chain was off until I reached to Sir Sidney Poitiers old house. Or they could have been coming back for the rest of my jewellery. But, of course, my thing was trying to save my life, and that is why I continued to work my way through the yards until I got at least a block away from them, he said. Bloodied from the barbedwire and bruised, Mr Miller was able to make his way to his neighbours home, Philip Cartwright, who himself had been mugged in a similar fashion only a month ago right in front of Mr Millers home. Mr Cartwright said he had been jogging early one morning when a dark car, driven bya woman, pulled up on the side of him, and in a flash he felt someone slap him on his chest. Thinking that someone had been trying to hail him, Mr Cartwright paused, before hewas confronted by a young manwhohad got out of the rear of the car demanding that he hand over his (expletive) chain or else. Mr Cartwright and Mr Miller blamed both of these robberies and a spree of others that have since come to light in the area on the Cash for Gold businesses which police have since started to target as possible contributors to crime. Mr Cartwright: People are being robbed left, right and centre, and the government hasnt closed them down yet! Listen, these fellas want a job, but they dont want to work. Mr Cartwright said he has filed his robbery with the police but has heard nothing from them to date. Another officer, Mr Cartwright added, attempted to help him and did a search of the registration of the car and discovered that it was owned by the mother of a known armed robber. I have not heard from (the police) since, he said. For his part, Mr Miller said, Cash for Gold establish ments need to be shut down immediately as they are causing serious problems in the country. These people will take your life for a couple of dollars. Those places need to close down. I am asking for the Minister responsible to shut these people down, on behalf of not for myself, but especially for the women who may not have been able to run or get out of the way because you never know if they might have raped them, and they could have killed them. It is time we take serious action against these things. The same thing happened with this scrap metal. They are now going around and disconnecting peoples air-conditions. The same thing has happened down at our plaza on Harrold Road. They have taken every piece of copper off the air-condition units. Just disconnect them. The Minister (Tommy Turnquest) needs to get up off his (expletive) and start dealing with this, Mr Miller said. their future we are one." Mr Christie explained that regardless of intent Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's post-hurricane assessment was insensitive to victims whose livelihood had been severely impacted. "Whenthe leader of the country enters into a debate on a matter of a disaster and the impact of it, he has to exercise greater care than (Hubert Ingraham) exercised in speaking." Mr Christie added: "People who have experienced it, people who have actually seen it, then say 'why is my Prime Minister not seeing this as it took place, why is he minimizing or making light of something that is incredibly serious'?" After extensive site visits to the affected Family Islands, MPs V Alfred Gray and Brave Davis lamented the destruction experienced by residents. Mr Gray, MICAL MP, argued that the level of devastation experienced by his constituents whose homes and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed could not be denied, despite the fact that there was no loss of life. Mr Gray contended that the government's response, which he termed as "fast but inadequate," lacked depth in their survey of Acklins and Crooked Island. Mr Gray said: "If you sent Social Services and the other agencies of the gov ernment and all they did was to follow the ministers around in cars that is not what I consider to be adequate response. "They needed to walk and talk and touch and look in people's eyes and see the hurt and pain," he said. Mr Davis, Cat Island MP and deputy leader, said that the government's lack of preparedness was demonstrated by the communication break down at the southern end of Cat Island after the storm made landfall and the subsequent setbacks to power restoration. BEC workers on the island were said to be without the necessary equipment to effectively restore supply. In addition to physical relief efforts, Mr Davis said that there was also a need for counselling for victims suffering posttraumatic stress. He also suggested that the government consider waiving the duty on appli ances for affected persons. "The observations we make are intended to get the government to understand that we are still in the hur ricane season, that other hurricanes may come this way and therefore, having had our failures exposed, let us make necessary preparation this time to ensure that we have the kind of equip ment on the island that we need immediately after disaster strikes." In an effort to encourage steward ship on New Providence, Mr Gray said that accounts will be set up at several lumber yards today, including Kelly's, JBR, and TOPS Lumber. The party has also asked their supporters to make donations to the National Emergency Management Agency. the course of the disease, even if it doesnt go to dengue haemorrhagic fever, there will be drop in platelet count which helps in clotting. So when youre brushing your teeth, or if youre prone to nosebleeds, you will see some bleeding. "We've seen patients with drops in blood count, he said, but they are not marked cases or large numbers of people having major complications from the bleeding." Dengue haemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organisation, is a poten tially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, often with enlargement of the liver, and in severe cases circulatory failure. Victims of DHF have described their ordeal as a hellish experience, marked by constant bleeding and severe pain and fatigue. Data on the number of persons to experience DHF was unavailable up to press time; however, Dr Brennen said that there had been only a very few cases. "Most people recover from that without incident and don't need medical intervention, it's just when you have massive spontaneous bleeds then we may need to intervene medically," he said. Health officials also noted a slight decrease in the number of cases; however, the number of persons arriving at the clinics was said to be influenced by hurricane activities. Last week, it was feared that Hurricane Irene could destroy the government's efforts to contain the dengue fever outbreak. High winds held the potential of both preventing mosquitos from breeding, and dis rupting fogging efforts. The Department of Environmental Health has confirmed that it will continue heavy fogging schedules, specifically targeting densely populated areas and schools throughout New Providence. "We still have to be vigilant, even once we see decreases in numbers, he said, it doesn't take away from the fact that we still have a lot of work to do. We still need to be vigilant, so we're going to continue to have town meetings, go into communities to distribute insecticides." The country has seen a record number of clinical cases more than 1,500 this year while public health officials are investigating three suspected fever related deaths. Three to 15 days after a mosquito bite, an infected person will feel chills, a headache, a high fever and pain behind the eyes. Lower back pain and achy joints are also early symp toms. Persons experiencing dengue fever-like symptoms are asked to call the hotline at 359-2929 to speak with a healthcare professional before visiting the Princess Margaret Hospital. law, it will take some time for that law to be able to be applied to persons who are convicted, and so there are several other things the society ought to consider in the interim rather than to expect something that is not likely to happen. One of the suggestions made by the Prime Minister is to change the current life sentence from 25 years to actual life imprisonment. We may have to determine that life imprisonment means life in prison, your natural life in prison, you wont come out anymore, he said. We will have to categorise murders to determine that some cases should warrant the death penalty, while others may warrant imprisonment for life, their natural life and others for a lesser period of time. So thats what we are seeking to do. The government was scheduled to debate the death penalty bill before they adjourned for the summer. However, when the House adjourned the bill was still not ready for presen tation. The proposed legislation will outline specific categories of murder. It is still unclear if the government will bring the bill when Parliament resumes on October 5. Opposition leader Perry Christie said in his national address if the Progressive Liberal Party is elected to government his party will carry out the law as it relates to hanging. Mr Ingraham declined to comment on Mr Christies statement but did say he was pleased Mr Christie was able to address the nation on national television. When I was in opposition it was not possible for me to do so. With one radio station I couldn't buy time to be able to address the nation. He has a right to do so and I applaud him for doing so. I also want to point out that while he was prime minister I found no record of a national address by him in his five years in office. No hangings were carried out under the PLP administration. The last time a convicted murderer was hanged was on January 6, 2000. By INIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA NORMALLY, I will let an idea for a joke or column bounce around in my head for a few days, sometimes even weeks, tossing and turning in my cranium like angry seas, long before I take it to the stage, airwaves or the dailies. However, after the other nights fiasco known as the MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) there is no time for procrastination on this one. Heres my no-holds-barred take on that over-hyped, underachieving event, which I can only classify as another feeble attempt to reward mediocrity. Buckle up, here we go! THE GOOD: Chris Brown evoking memories of a young Michael Jackson (when Mike still had his original nose) with his musical walk through the decades and acrobatic dance routine. THE GOOD AND BAD: Britney Spears Vanguard (nothing to do with Dr John McCartneys former political party) Music Award. Well deserved for such a chronicled and decorated superstar in the music industry. The Bad and possibly even sad part was watching her wax rhapsodic about Beyonce as she introduced her showstealing performance. (That was a first; a specialty award recipient introducing a winner of a lesser award. It doesnt make much sense to me but maybe thats just me). THE BAD: Where do we start? There were too many good options to just name one. Lets start with Selina Gomez with her Goth prom dress, straight out of Elvira, Mistress of Darks closet. And since we are talking fashion I really dont like putting Nicki Minaj on this list. I hate to say her attempt at the futuristic Toy Doll look was an epic failure but what made the outfit worse was her hairdo. The tired multi-coloured creation inspired many looks (not too many good ones either). In my opinion Nickis hair resembled cotton candy, which has been attacked by a flock of sea gulls, who had just consumed Skittles, and also unleashed a multi-colour aerial assault of rainbow turds which were direct hits on their markher head. Speaking of marks, you ever notice how much Marc Anthony (J-Los soon to be ex) looks like Skeletor from Masters of the Universe? Maybe its just me. THE UGLY: Lady Gagas new alter ego of her ex boyfriend who came to life addictions and all. Jay Z and Kanye West posted up talking to one another at the VMAs definitely fits the ugly. If you look at the snapshot captured for all of time it appeared to bea camel (Jay-Z) and a werewolf (Kanye) conversing. I still think Boungie with Teeth better suits Kanye but we will roll with werewolf. Also, Kanye doesnt get off the hook for his tights/ stretch denim/ jeggings! (Yes, I am ashamed to say I now know that jeans leggings are called jeggings. A plague oer your house, Kanye!!) THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY: Beyonce. Yes, all by herself, Beyonce. Winning another VMA award definitely was a good look for Beyonce. The Bad would be the way Beyonce announced her pregnancy on stage wearing those preggers pants (is that what they are called?), upstaging everybody else and bringing me to the painful but obvious conclusion that the other 190 minutes of the show amounted to hours of my life totally wasted, which I will never get back. The Ugly will definitely be a no brainer: The expected first child of Jay Z and Beyonce. With a father that looks like Joe Camel and mother who is a princess in her own right, this could be a wicked mix! Hopefully the DNA from some of Beyonces good old Bahamian roots will come out in the wash. If not their spawn will no doubt still serve a great and higher purpose in life Arent camels on the endangered species list in the Middle East? THE VMAS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY COMICSVIEW INIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA CHRIS BROWN performs at the MTV Video Music Awards. (AP) PM:CAPITAL PUNISHMENT WILL PROBABLY NOT BE A REALITY FROM page one FROM page one BLEEDING DENGUE FEVER CASES CONFIRMED FROM page one FORMER MINISTER RUNS FOR HIS LIFE FROM page one PLP LEADER CALLS FOR CHANGES TO DISASTER STRATEGY

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. Associated Press NEW JERSEY rivers busted out of their banks Monday, causing record floods in some places, leaving residents elsewhere frustrated that they're stuck with homes that flood regularly and offering the first major test of new flood-control measures in one town that was awash 12 years ago. The scene in inland areas showed that the sense of relief a day earlier that Hurricane Irene's wrath in the state wasn't as bad as feared was premature. Tracks at the Trenton train station remained covered by floodwaters, a prime reason Amtrak officials did not know when they would be able to restore service between Philadelphia and New York City. New Jersey Transit said it planned to restore most of its commuter rail service Tuesday, though service between New Brunswick and Trenton would remain suspended. Detours were set up on hundreds of roads big and small because of high waters and fallen trees. More than 600,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity Monday afternoon, even as utility companies brought hundreds of thousands of others back on line. And the number of deaths that authorities said may be linked to the storm grew to at least six. Most of the dead were caught in fast-moving floodwaters. "We're not out of the woods yet regarding this storm," Gov. Chris Christie told a news conference Mon day night in Manville, the scene of major flooding. Christie said waters had reached or passed record lev els at nine river locations, and he warned that the Passaic River had not yet crested. "We're talking a tragic mass of flooding," said David Robinson, the state's clima tologist, based at Rutgers University. Residents of Little Falls, along the Passaic River, watched brown river water lap up at the edges of their drive ways on Sunday. By Monday, their basements and first floors were submerged, with the water not expected to stop rising until Tuesday. Carlos Medina found the water was so high that it breached his rubber overalls as he made his way to his front door to check on damage. "Everything's ruined," he said. "My couch and all my furniture underwater. My computer gone. But life is good. At least I have my family." Longtime residents said it was the worst flooding they'd ever seen even in a neigh borhood where some people have beautiful flood gardens borne of various seeds that washed up and took root in previous floods. In parts of Pompon Lakes, a northern community sur rounded by three rivers, there were severe floods again, something that has become frustratingly commonplace lately. "We were told 10, 11 years ago when we moved in that this was a 100-year flood zone," said Joe Sevean. "This has happened seven times in 10 years, so which one is the 100-year flood?" The neighborhood was the scene of one of the most dramatic moments of the flooding when a house in the evacuation zone exploded early Monday. No one was there. At the time, natural gas lines were still on in the area. As firefighters fought rushing, chest-high water to try to extinguish the fire, Sevean's wife, Joy Sevean, was a few blocks away, half-jokingly suggesting that its owner may have gotten the best of the deal. She and other residents said they have given up hoping that the government will step in and either fix the flooding problems permanently or buy them out and turn the area into wetlands. "We have two children, and I don't want them living like this," she said as she pointed to the flooded park. "We want out, but it seems like nobody listens to us." Bound Brook, a town along the Raritan River that had some of the most dramatic floods 12 years ago when the remnants of Hurricane Floyd swamped the state, was get ting hit again, but it seemed that flood controls built since then were keeping the waters from rising as high this time. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state started putting infrastructure in place to lessen the impact of flooding. A system of water pumps, levies, flood walls and diversions was making the dif ference this time around between outright disaster and a manageable emergency, officials said. Downtown Bound Brook looked like an eerie movie studio Monday afternoon. Quaint clothing stores with mannequins in the windows stood alongside Ooh-La-La's gentleman's club and a Chi nese restaurant. The normally bustling downtown was completely vacant as pumps sucked water from the main strip. At its height, the water reached businesses' doorknobs, officials said, but by late Monday only a few feet remained. A larger pump was pulling 180 cubic feet of water per second from Bound Brook's streets while a second drew 160 cubic feet. A contractor manned the larger pump throughout the hurricane as waters rose around him. At least five diversion pipes allowed water to flow to the pumps under the street from other areas. "This is how we calculate the benefits," said Col. John Boule, an Army Corps commander. "It's very satisfying for us and for the contractors who build it and did it right just the way it was designed to be built." The federal government has shouldered most of the cost of building the system, with New Jersey picking up about one-third. The project is still in progress and will continue until the last component a closure gate is completed in next year. Even though much of Bound Brook is still under water and the damage is immense, it's a small fraction of what it would have been had the town not planned ahead, officials said. The floods were all over the state. Homes were evacuated from Hoboken, across the Hudson River from New York City, to Vineland, on the Maurice River far in southern New Jersey. At the Enterprise car rental office in Lawrenceville, at least 10 cars were totaled from the water. In Wayne, floodwater from the Pompton Riv er came so fast it buckled the asphalt in a car dealership. In several places, 5-ton watertight National Guard trucks helped get people out. For those with normal vehi cles, the flooding made get ting around New Jersey an enormous challenge as roads, including parts of Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway, were washed away. Some businesses, such as Johnson & Johnson's headquarters in New Brunswick, told workers to stay home. In Denville, St. Clare's Hos pital kept about 110 patients in place as floodwater surrounded the building. One nurse used a kayak to get to work. Hurricane Irene hit at Little Egg Inlet north of Atlantic City early Sunday, only the third to make landfall in the state in the last 200 years. The winds gusted to over 60 mph along the shore, mostly evacuated of its visitors and resi dents. Beaches were severely eroded, but structural damage on the shore wasn't as bad as officials feared. But the rains Saturday and Sunday were heavy and not just on the shore. Over 10 inches were record ed in Stockton and Wayne and at least 5 inches almost everywhere else. Robinson, the climatologist, said Irene would join the handful of storms whose names make people wince, like Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and the Ash Wednesday Nor'easter of 1962. He said that as a rainstorm, it will end up about as bad as Tropical Storm Doria, which doused the state 40 years earlier. The only worse flooding statewide was the Great Flood of 1903, which came in Octo ber of that year, the month after the last hurricane that made landfall in the state. It had been a wet month before Irene's rains arrived Saturday. Robinson said the average total rainfall from observation centers across the state will be about 15 inches for the month 3 inches more than October 2005, which had been the rainiest recorded in the state. Some locations have had about 2 feet of rain in all. INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 0$5.(7,1* '(17 1(('(' RESCUE WORKERS pull a boat with a woman as they wade through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene, Monday, Pompton Lakes, N.J. Pompton Lakes is surrounded by three rivers and was seeing serious flooding Monday. Record crests were expected in the area. (AP) FLOOD IMPACT MULTIPLIES AS WATER RISES ACROSS NJ HURRICANEIRENEAFTERMATH A MAN is seen on a jet-ski in floodwaters as officials surveyed a neighborhood in Pompton Lakes, N.J. (AP) WATERBURY, Vt. Associated Press VERMONTwas reeling Monday from a flooding dis aster left by Tropical Storm Irene that washed out roads and bridges, cut off about a dozen towns, left thousands of homes and businesses without power, and killed at least three people. Waterbury was among the hardest hit. Flood waters shut down the Vermont Emergency Management headquarters, the Vermont State Hospital and other state agency offices. About 50 patients were moved from the psychiatric hospital to other facilities. "It breaks your heart to see the extraordinary devastation that we're seeing here in Vermont," Gov. Peter Shumlin said after touring the state by helicopter with U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and other offi cials. "I do not believe that we have seen flooding like this in our state's history." State emergency workers had to evacuate Monday in the middle of trying to man age the disaster. They moved to Federal Emer gency Management Agency offices in Burlington. "We lost our (computer) server and email," said Mark Bosma, spokesman for the state agency. "We had to set up Gmail and Hotmail accounts." And to top it off, they lost the disaster management software they use. Throughout Waterbury were signs of Sunday's storm: a mud-caked Main Street, an inundated ball field, and flooded-out homes. "It's a mess, a total disaster," 42-year-old Justine Barup said, her voice break ing, as she surveyed her front yard covered in silt and mud. About 35,000 electric customers remained without power Monday, down from about 50,000 during the storm. A ski lodge partially collapsed at the Killington resort in south-central Vermont. No one was in the lodge at the time, but about 300 guests at a resort hotel and condominiums as well as 100 Killington resort staff were stranded because the roads were washed out, said Killington marketing manager Chris Danforth. The deaths included a young woman from Macedonia participating in a work program at southern Ver mont's Mount Snow resort. She was swept away while watching the Deerfield River on Sunday. The governor said a man died in Ludlow, though no additional details were immediately available. A Rutland City worker checking on the city's water supply in neighboring Mendon, apparently fell into the Mendon Brook when a river bank collapsed. Michael Joseph Garofano, 55, was later confirmed dead. His son, 24-year-old Michael Gregory Garofano, who was with him at the time, was missing. VERMONT REELS FROM HISTORIC FLOODING

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CAT ISLAND LOCAL NEWS P AGE 10, TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE ABACO CAT ISLAND PM IN GREEN TUR TLE CA Y PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham meets residents of Green Turtle Cay. THE PRIME MINISTER greets Green Turtle Cay Mayor Floyd Lowe. CAT ISLAND RESIDENTS THE MUD, ABACO Felip Major /T ribune staf f

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LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1, P AGE 1 1 o rdin ate the re lie f eff orts, th e c a n n e d f o o d a n d d r i n k i n g w at er will leave Ne w Pr ovidence today and is expected t o r e a c h C a t I s l a n d b y Wednesday. "Th e dri nki ng w a te r i s ru nn i n g l o w s i n c e t h e r e i s n o e l ec tri c it y on t he e n tire isl an d t o g e n e r a t e p o w e r f o r t h e s ma ll r eve r s e os m o s is p lan t ther e. T he lo c al foo d st or es are cleared out (but) a boat w i l l a rr i v e o n W e d n e s d a y w i t h fresh supplies. "If they don't drink water there's always a can of soda a n d mo st sto re s a re st il l in ta c t but (d ri nki ng) water is ru nn ing o ut," sa id Mr Ill ing wh o w il l re turn to C at Islan d f r o m N e w P r o v i d e n c e l a t e r t h i s week. Anyone wishing to donate to the relief effort can bring b o t t l e d w a t e r a n d c a n n e d goods to the vessel Eastwind at Potter's Cay before 4 pm today, he said. Roofing materials dona ted b y th e g r ou p of c on c e rn e d c it ize n s in t he capit al and seco n d h o m e o w n e r s b a s ed i n F l o r i d a s h o u l d b e i n C a t I s l a n d b y t h e w e e k e n d h e added. Government has agreed to p a y th e c o st of t he f re ig ht Mr Illing said. "W e st arte d a pri va te re lie f fund and with the help of the go v e r n m en t w e a r e a b l e t o bring the freight from Miami to Cat Island free of charge. W e' re a bl e to b ri n g i n $ 2 5 0 0 0 in roofing materials through pr i v at e ly r ai s ed m on e y an d government is picking up the cost of the freight. W e h a v e a g o o d m i x o f p l y w o o d n a i l s s h i n g l e s a s well as some cement coming that should be on the island by Sunday." I r en e r i pp ed t h r ou gh Cat I s l an d b e tw ee n W ed n es d ay and Thursday of last week. The storm snapped power li nes u pr o ot ed ut il it y p ol es and trees, and left dozens of homes damaged or uninhabitable. When The Tribune visited t h e i s l a n d l a s t F r i d a y r e s i dents were already repairing r o o f s a n d s i f t i n g t h r o u g h wa t er s o a ke d d eb r i s t o s al vage what they could. G O V T R E VE A L S PL A N S T O H ELP H U RRIC A N E V ICTIMS IN C A T ISL A N D ABACO SCENES FROM THE HURRICANE DEV AST A TION IN ABACO ABACO THE MUD, ABACO FROM page two BRINGING WATER TO CAT ISLAND Felip Major/T ribune staf f

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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPO RATION (BEC) has to install almost 100 new electricity poles between Cat Island and Eleuthera alone, its chairman yesterday saying it was making excep tional progress in restoration efforts that were likely to be completed in two weeks. Michael Moss described Cat Island and Eleuthera as the two biggies in terms of BECs electricity supply restoration efforts, with work in the former island likely to take two weeks, although 100 per cent of customers elsewhere would be reconnected sooner. Still waiting to be done is Cat Island, which requires 62 poles, and the number for Eleuthera is 35 poles, Mr Moss said. Those are the two biggies in terms of major work needed in concentrated areas. Thats where the By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE BAHAMIANeconomy is still on track to grow by 1-2 per cent during 2011 and shrug off Hurricane Irenes worst effects, the Cen tral Bank of the Bahamas governor yesterday saying insurance inflows would counterbalance any foreign reserves drawdown. Wendy Craigg said that, at worst, the Category Three storm would have minimal impact on the Bahamas gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections, given that the main drivers tourism and foreign direct investment pro jects centred on Nassau were spared the worst. And, while there might be some drawdown on the Bahamas $1.038 billion in foreign currency reserves to finance Irene-related repairs, Mrs Craigg said this was likely to be more than offset by By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporternmckenzie@tribunemedia.net THE fishing industry has been heavily impact ed by Hurricane Irene, with the next "two to three weeks" projected to be very difficult as Bahami an fisherman try to get back on their feet, the Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance's (BCFA) chief, Adrian LaRoda, told Tribune Business yes terday. "It's definitely going to $4.68 $4.51 $4.69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.55 $5.43 $5.55 THETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor BISX-listed Bahamas Waste yesterday said it expected to receive a little boost from the Hurricane Irene clean-up, although its productivity in the two days immediately after the storm had been limited by issues at the Tonique WilliamsDarling Highway landfill. Francisco de Cardenas, Bahamas Wastes manag ing director, said the company currently had 18 trucks on the road, compared to the normal 1213, until things calm down a bit, probably in a week or so. The company has been busy serving both its regular customers and clients who had requested oneoff services to remove hurricane debris, but Mr de Cardenas said late openings at the landfill on Friday and Saturday had caused us some frustra tion, and we will have to wait and see how this affects us It has caused us some problems, and usually the first two-three days after a storm are the busiest, the Bahamas Waste managing director told Tribune Business. That really put us in a bind. When people cant get what they want from you, they go somewhere else. By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE BAHAMIANgeneral insurance industry is likely to incur around $90 million in insured losses as a result of Hurricane Irene, a leading executive said yesterday, with his company aiming to process 80 per cent-plus of claims within sixeight weeks. Patrick Ward, president and chief executive of Bahamas First, told Tribune Business that he, too, believed the level and volume of Hurricane Irene-related property and casualty claims would be below Carrier aiming to process %-plus of Irene claims within six-eight weeks $300-$700m insured losses projection for Bahamas out of left field Industry believes significant impact for profits, but no wipe outSEE page 4BSEVEREDAMAGE to the roof of this complex on Cat Island. Felip Major /Tribune staff BEC: MORE THAN 100 NEW POLES REQUIRED Cat Island and Eleuthera the two biggies Minister says outage info accuracy and trees falling on power lines Irenes major lessons SEE page 2B MICHAEL MOSS Central Bank governor says Irene to have minimal impact on GDP growth forecast at worse Reinsurance inflows, which totalled net $128m in 2004, to offset external reserves drawdown Reserves at $1.038bn THE BAHAMAS STILL ON TRACK FOR 1-2 PER CENT GROWTH SEE page 5B BAHAMAS WASTE EYEING BOOST FROM IRENE Landfill issues limit productivity Govt says failure of public to dump green waste at designated site behind facilitys late opening/early closure FISHING INDUSTRY FACES LOST MONTH SEE page 4B Fears thousands of traps damaged or lost SEE page 5B

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majority of work is going to come from. Sixty-two poles needtobe changed. Cat Island has no poles whatsoever, and that comprises a huge portion of that infrastructure. Although Acklins has been hard hit, about 20 poles are needed to be installed in one area of Acklins. Acklins has two major communities, and the Salina Point portion we have completely restored. The Spring Point portion we still have to do. Asked by Tribune Business how long BECs restoration efforts throughout the Bahamas would take, Mr Moss replied: At the outside two weeks, particularly for Cat Island, and the others [islands] will require a bit less time. He added that BEC was trying to get the barge, carrying its pole digger, into Cat Island by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. I think were making exceptional progress so far, Mr Moss said of BECs Hur ricane Irene repair efforts. The teams are working hard, they are working long, and I would like to commend them. Theyve worked diligently, and the work has been phenomenal. The BEC chairman said licensed telephone line engi neers had also been engaged by BEC to help with restoration of its overhead power cables. In total, Mr Moss estimat ed that some 150 BEC personnel had been engaged in line repairs and electricity supply restoration, with the need to man phones and tackle customer service issues taking the overall number involved to around 300. Earl Deveaux, minister of the environment, told Tri bune Business yesterday he had been impressed with the Irene response of both BEC and the Water & Sewerage Corporation, plus the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS). He had visited the control rooms of both corporations during the storm. The minister, though, said that could have been better served during Irene if it had been fed more accu rate information by customers about where power outages and problems were occurring, many callers fail ing to provide addresses, street names and house numbers. Another lesson learned by both BEC and the wider Bahamian public, Mr Deveaux said, should be the need to prune and trim tress so that they, and their branches, do not fall on overhead power lines. I was extremely impressed with the dedication of the personnel, Mr Deveaux told Tribune Business. Where we could have been better served, on reflection, was the accuracy of information coming in from persons reporting outages. We called people, and got streets, addresses and house numbers on a lot of physical locations. With that information, BEC could monitor the grid and identify where the most appropriate places were to take peo ple off the grid and re-route power. Bahamians and residents, the minister explained, needed to do a better job in saying: I live here. This was crucial, because on some streets the two sides were served by different BEC sub-stations, for example. The grid does not go the way you might think, Mr Deveaux said. In Imperial Park and Sea Breeze, all the infrastructure is behind peoples houses. Those are very challenging areas to restore power to after a hurricane. Elsewhere, he added: Perhaps one of the most significant lessons we [BEC] and the public ought to learn from this is the location of trees near power lines. This, Mr Deveaux explained, meant BEC and homeowners/businesses pruning them in such a way as to ensure they did not directly fall on power lines during a storm. The minister agreed with Mr Moss that it would take Cat Island about two weeks to return to normal from a BEC perspective, given that electricity poles took a pounding from the storm surge. BUSINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE REGULATOR DISMISSES BTC NUMBER FEARS ByNEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE COMMUNICATIONS industry regulator has dismissed the Bahamas Telecommunications Companys (BTC) fears that this nations telephone numbering resources will be fully utilised by 2016, saying it does not predict exhaustion... any time in the near future. In its response to the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authoritys (URCA) consultation on the National Numbering Plan (NNP), BTC had expressed surprise at the regulators apparent prediction that the NNP would only last until 2016, five years from now. The newly-privatised carrier added that work should be started now to redesign the NNP if URCA genuinely believed this, adding that exhaustion implies a fundamental re-design on the dialling plan, and experience elsewhere indicates that such a redesign and implementation can take between four to five years. And BTC also urged URCA to set a more ambitious target for NNP exhaustion, arguing that current capacity equivalent to 20 numbers per person, based on a forecast Bahamian population of 400,000 in 2030 should endure for many years. But, clarifying its position, URCA said it had merely noted that the Bahamas was assigned its own Numbering Plan Administrator (NPA) for the 1-242 code in 1996. In the original consultation, the regulator said it had noted that with good management the NNP was likely to satisfy demand for 20 years hence until 2016. URCA notes that full liberalisation in the sector did not happen as expected to the extent that BTC remains by far the most significant user of numbering resources, and there remains a significant proportion of the NPA available for assignment, the regulator responded. While URCA notes that the 242 NPA, when allocated in 1996, was expected to last until at the very latest 2016, URCA has and does not extend this position to mean that the 242 NPA is expected to last until only 2016. Currently, assuming prudent management, URCA does not predict exhaustion of the 242 NPA at any time in the near future. Elsewhere, BTC said the key criteria in evaluating applications by communications providers for new number blocks should be the level of consumer usage when the application was made. Because providers were required to age numbers previously in service, it argued that per cent utilisation could never be achieved. The privatised carrier, now 51 per cent majority owned by Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), identified further issues with cell phone SIM cards. These took weeks to order and deliver, BTC argued, with SIM cards held at one retail outlet unavailable to the customers of another. This, it said, affected the availability of cell phone numbers to BTCs customers. Yet the regulator responded: URCA does not agree that the bulk assignment of telephone numbers to SIM cards that are held in inventory by any retail outlet, waiting for sale to a customer, should be considered as a telephone number already committed to a customer. Hence, such pre-programmed telephone numbers must be classified as numbers available for assignment. URCAs position is that a telephone number only becomes unavailable after it is assigned to a specific customer. Providers should manage their inventories of telephone numbers, whether or not they elect to bulk program SIM cards or carry out similar activities, so that customers approaching a retail outlet may have access to the available telephone numbers. Meanwhile, BTCs main competitor, Cable Bahamas, expressed concern that the draft NNP did not allow for Bahamasbased service providers using Next Generation Networks (NGN), which required different naming, addressing and numbering systems. In response, URCA said: URCA notes Cable Bahamas opinion that the draft NNP does not deal with service providers using Next Generation Networks (NGN). URCA believes that while the plan is based on E.164 resources for central offices, this does not mean that other numbering, naming and addressing protocols could not be introduced into the NNP as developed and as needed in the sector. At present, work on these new protocols is still under development, and existing NGN networks have generally been deployed using E.164 resources. Also brushes aside privatised carriers SIM card concerns URCA says phone numbering plan flexible enough for Next Generation Networks BEC: MORE THAN 100 NEW POLES REQUIRED FROM page one

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By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@ tribunemedia.net THE MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Larry Cartwright, said yesterday the Bahamas was making progress towards meeting the requirements mandated by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). He told Tribune Business: "That's in progress and we are on target. Before the effective date comes into being we should find ourselves all prepared, and the industry should not suffer. It's just a matter of getting some other things in place. The exporters would have to get some extra equipment for their facili ties, and there is the mat terof enlightening the fishermen on the various documents they have to com plete to make sure that the items that are exported from the country can be traced back to where they were harvested from." Mr Cartwright said MSC requirements are expected to come into effect some time next year. At its core, the MSC certification pro gramme is about ensuring the sustainability of fish populations globally. It encourages governments, the private sector, consumers and all stakehold ers to embrace sustainable practices, such as documenting fish populations, implementing management plans, enforcing catch size limits, and respecting sea son bans. The Bahamas has yet to comply. Adrian LaRoda, presidentofthe Bahamas Com mercial Fishers Alliance (BCFA), told Tribune Business: Were not much further than we have been at the beginning of the year. Right now the ball is not in the fishermen's hands. At this point as fisherman we have gone basically as far as we can go in terms of meeting the requirements. Now it's really up to the Government to push ahead with their portion of it, which is legislation and everything else." Failure to comply with MSC requirements would result in the Bahamas facing further export restrictions, and place the fish eries industry at risk of los ing huge sectors of its export market. Leading seafood retail ers in the US and Europe, the core export markets for the Bahamas' $80 mil lion crawfish industry, have signed up to the cer tification programme of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC is the international leader in certification and ecolabelling for sustainable seafood. Certification is granted to the fishing industry as a whole, not individual stakeholders. In order to qualify for certification, all stakeholders have to be mobilised, including fishermen, processors, exporters, retailers, consumers and marine resource regulators. It is not a mandatory certifica tion, but the global industry is trending towards and embracing it. The Bahamas is the fifth largest producer of craw fish tails in the world. In 2008, it exported 4.5 million pounds. The fishing industry is the third largest income producer in the Bahamas behind tourism and the financial services sector. BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 3B THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bsSENIOR MANAGERIAL V ACANCY Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position: Council Secretary, responsible for supporting the good governance and management of The College. Duties and responsibilities include preparing all materials necessary for effective decision-making processes by Council; providing broad general guidance on legal and regulatory matters and recording all legal obligations entered into by The College; acting as the Colleges industrial relations liaison between employees and management and presenting managements position in contract negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labour practice hearings. Applicants must have a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or Labour Relations and a minimum of seven years practicing law coupled with experience involving collective bargaining, contract administration and management. Bahamians only need apply. For detailed job descriptions, visit www .cob.edu.bs/hrapply Interested candidates should submit the following to Associate Vice President, H.R., Human Resources Department, The College of The Bahamas or email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs on or before Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 : Acover letter of interest College of The Bahamas Application Form (available online at www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile) Acurrent detailed curriculum vitae Copies of qualifications obtained Copies of all available transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment) Copy of the information page of passport The names and contact information for three professional references CONTRACTORS EXPLORE VOLUNTEERING SERVICES By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net THEBAHAMIAN Contractors Associations (BCA) president yesterday told Tribune Business the organisation was looking at volunteering some services to help Family Island residents rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Godfrey Forbes said he intended to put the idea forward to the BCAs council members. This is something we are going to have to sit down and strategise, he explained. We have to see exactly what the Governments plans would be in terms of allocating certain amount of funds to assist. If the Government is going to come up with some funds then of course we would look at having some of these contractors go ahead and be willing to carry out some of the work, maybe not for what it would be normally in terms of them dealing with ordinary construction. Here we are dealing with sectors ofour country who, in most cases, may not have the means to deal with thekind of repairs and damages they may find themselves suffering from. Some people may have, but I believe the overwhelming majority may not have the insurance to pay for damages. Once we are done with our meeting I intend to call the Prime Minister to see what we can do in terms of assisting with work. Mr Forbes added: I'm trying to look at ways to get contractors to buy into it and assist in that and, at the same time, be helping out there in the islands. Even though you as a contractor may not be walking out with a 15 or20 per cent profit for whatever work you may do, if you go ahead and accept maybe 5 per cent or something like that, you got something out of it. It may be a way we can do something whereby it will be a win-win situation for all. But, at the end of the day, the Government still will need to come up with some funds to offset the overall costs. Mr Forbes was unable to say if hurricane repairs would be major boost to the Bahamian construction industry. "There definitely will be some work thats going to be required. As it relates to business, I don't know how much, he said. The BCA president added that the domestic housing sector was extremely important to the construction industry, as many contractors cater to that segment. It is extremely important to our local industry because the majority of our contractors are contractors that cater to that part of the industry, Mr Forbes said. They basically deal with single family homes, and most of them for the most part deal with the affordable homes. With that, if you have the bulk of your construction industry that caters to that market, then of course when that is flat it affects the majority of contractors, our smaller and medium-sized contractors. At the end of the day it does impact negatively on the overall economy. BAHAMAS MOVING ON FISHERIES CERTIFICATION THEREMAINS of a house destroyed during Hurricane Irene. Industr y says it s in Govt s hands LARRYCARTWRIGHT SuperClubs Breezes yesterday said it would pay staff a percentage of their wages to minimse the impact of its twomonth closure until November 1, 2011, as it moves to repair roof dam age caused by Hurricane Irene. Explaining in a state ment that it was impossi ble to keep the property open while the repairs were taking place, the Cable Beach-based resort said it had no option but to temporarily lay-off staff for two months starting on September 1. Apart from paying staff a percentage of their wages, SuperClubs Breezes encouraged them to take accrued vacation so they could receive full pay for two weeks. The resort added that some staff would remain in areas such as housekeeping, food and bever age, engineering, securi ty, front office and admin istration. Meanwhile, the multimillion dollar Schooner Bay development in Aba co withstood Hurricane Irenes 125-130 mile per hour winds, the storms eye passing directly over it. A statement from the developers said the seawall, harbour, groin, dune system and completed homes also held up against a four foot storm surge. The homes are designed to withstand Category Five storms, with the minimum elevation of the first floors set at 12 feet in the Schooner Bay village, and 60 feet above sea level for ridge homes. Adding that not a sin gle roof shingle was lost, nor did any rainwater enter the houses, the developers said: With millions of dollars invest ed in raising the rough grade of the entire village up to a minimum nine to 10 feet above sea level, the water did not flood any building lots in the village. The homes with their finished ground floors at a minimum of 12 feet above sea level were undam aged. Schooner Bay withstands 4ft storm surge and 125-130 mph winds Breezes staff to get portion of wages

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the couple of hundred million that the industry paid out as a result of Hurricane Frances in 2004. And he described as out of left field the assessment by a Boston-based risk modelling agency, AIR Worldwide, that the Bahamas had sustained insured losses of between $300-$700 million as a result of Irene a sum more than double what was sustained in Frances. Meanwhile, other Bahamas-based general insurers said that while the level of insured losses from Hurricane Irene would have a significant impact on carriers projected 2011 profits, it would not completely wipe them out unless another storm hit the Bahamas later in the season. I think our current assessment is that the claims will definitely be below the level we incurred during Frances, Mr Ward told Tribune Business. Our thoughts, from a market standpoint, is that were probably looking at insured losses of $90 million in total. In terms of economic damage, it could be several times that amount, but its difficult to estimate until we get more information in. The Bahamas First president said there are several factors behind Irenes volume and value of claims being lower than those for Hurricane Frances, namely the fact that it held a more easterly track and did not impact major population centres, particularly Freeport and Abaco, to the extent of the latter. We have people stationed in various islands, and within the next couple of days we will have adjusters on the ground in every single location we have a presence in, Mr Ward told Tribune Business. We have aggregate or exposure in every island of the Bahamas. We have a bit of exposure in Exuma, Cat Island, San Salvador, Ragged Island, Acklins, Crooked Island, the whole lot. Bahamas First had already started processing Hurricane Irene-related claims, and Mr Ward added: Weve already set up our Hurricane Claims Processing Centre. Its a standalone operation that segments hurricane claims from the normal pull of activities, enabling them to focus exclusively on dealing with our adjusted claims. We anticipate, in the first six-eight weeks, having dealt with the majority of claims reported as much as 80 per cent-plus of claims dealt with. Boston-based insurance risk modelling agency, AIR Worldwide, has estimated that Caribbean-wide insurance losses resulting from Irene will total between $500-$1.1 billion. Of that sum, it estimated some 60 per cent between $300-$700 million would be incurred in the Bahamas. This estimate was reported as gospel by other Bahamian media yesterday, but Mr Ward and others poured scorn on it. I dont know where that number comes from, but its completely out of left field, the Bahamas First president told Tribune Business. Mr Wards assessment was backed by Tom Duff, general manager of Insurance Company of the Bahamas (ICB), the tied carrier through which J. S. Johnson places much of its property and casualty business. Asked whether Irenerelated insurance losses were likely to erode, but not wipe out, the sectors projected profits for 2011, Mr Duff told this newspaper: Thats what I believe at this point in time. If this is the only hurricane we see this year, I think it will be a significant loss for the industry, a significant impact for the bottom line, but not a major one. The main concern for the industry right now is that were not even in September yet, weve had a catastrophic event, and theres a good couple of months of the hurricane season still to come. Its better if you have a catastrophic event at the end of the season. If it comes at the beginning, it adds a bit of nervous tension to the industry. Mr Duff said Bahamian property and casualty insurers were well protected in terms of balance sheets due to the high level of reinsurance they acquired annually. ICB has a pretty heavy proprietary insurance programme, he explained, meaning the impact of an event like this is greatly reduced. Whatever the impact is, well be fine in terms of the bottom line. Based on initial reports, Mr Duff said: The general consensus seems to be that the level of damage certainly was not as bad as Frances or Jeanne. While not wanting to give false hope, as larger claims and the mounting up of reserves might occur later, the ICB general manager added: If I was pressed to make any kind of opinion, its not looking as bad as some of the recent hurricanes weve had. So far today Im more encouraged than I was last Thursday, but its a little pre mature to count the chickens. But, overall, I believe the losses are less than Frances and, possibly, Jeanne. Turks & Caicos, where ICB and J S Johnson also have exposure, was quite encouraging as there had not been a huge amount of damage in those islands. And the Bahamian islands most impacted, such as Cat Island, Long Island, Crooked Island and Acklins, were not location where ICB had major exposure. I think as an industry weve very well prepared, Mr Duff said, and I have no concerns about that whatso ever. Having been through three hurricanes between 2004-2005, the industry handled them very well, and learned lessons from them. As an industry, were very good at mobilising loss adjusters to come in and deal with our locations. Whatever damage is incurred, weve responded very well and very professionally. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Mr de Cardenas said Bahamas Waste could only operate during the hours the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway landfill was open, as its trucks needed to make regular calls to deposit waste loads before getting back on the road to new jobs. However, the delayed openings on Friday and Saturday, which caused truck backups on the main road, had limited our productivity. Asfaras collections are concerned, I think its had quite a substantial impact, Mr de Cardenas added. Not only is it trying to pick up regular customers, but going beyond the call of duty to get extra requirements met Things seem to be back to normal now, but the first couple of days was a challenge. We actually had to empty some loads here in our yard so we could get some equipment out to people who needed it. Earl Deveaux, minister of the environment, yesterday told Tribune Business that based on reports from the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) the problems at the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway landfill were caused by trucks failing to deposit green waste at the designated site. When the hurricane struck, we agreed as a matter of policy that we would send all the green waste to a dedicated site, and continue to send the solid waste to the original site, Mr Deveaux explained. This decision was taken because green waste, such as trees, branches and other hurricane-related debris, solidified when wet and, if placed in the main landfill, were likely to ignite fires. We have in mind to ship from Eleuthera to Nassau an industrial mulcher that will permit us to convert a lot of this debris to usable mulch, Mr Deveaux explained. In order to do that, the Department had to prepare the site, and the public bringing in that waste had to be directed to that site. They had challenges to get the public to use that site for green waste trees, twigs and leaves. Im confident that they had serious challenges and conflicts, and so they closed the site early one day and opened late the following day. All I expected was a level of co-operation to accommodate that endeavour, and it takes a little order to do that. The minister added that waste was being dumped on the one mile road between the weigh scale and the actual landfill, and the DEHS had to spend considerable sums cleaning that up. BAHAMAS WASTE EYEING BOOST FROM IRENE FROM page one FROM page one INSURERS ESTIMATE $90M TOTAL LOSSES

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BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 5B affect our ability to get product in the short term, he explained. Now, when fishermen go out, they won't only have to access the damage to their traps; theyre going to have to try and retrieve them. This is going to be a very difficult time for fishermen. The next two to three weeks, maybe even the next month, will be very difficult. It will be almost like a lost month. The fishing apparatus, such as the traps, we would have lost thousands of those. Mr LaRoda said one trap can cost $120 to $200 to make, and some fishermen utilise thousands. "During a bad storm the traps can be damaged or move out to deeper ocean where they are unretreivable," he said. Mr LaRoda added: We are certain that a lot of the traps that would have been set out are destroyed. The storm will have a serious impact on the industry in terms of the ability to harvest product in the shortterm. Some fishing boats had been damaged on some of the Family Islands, but a lot of the boats were brought into safe harbour. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Larry Cartwright, told Tribune Business: "The entire fishing industry would have suffered great loss. I can't put a dollar figure on it but it is significant. Fishermen had to come in and cut off their fishing trips to secure their vessels, and the divers would have to wait until the water clears up before they can go out again. Some fishermen who had traps would have probably seen damage to them. inflows of reinsurance/insurance monies. She pointed to the experience of the 2004 hurricane season, when the Bahamas received a total net inflow of $127.8 million in insurance payments into its balance of payments, as an indicator of what would happen once Irene claims started to flow. The expectation is that the economy will grow this year by between 1-2 per cent for 2011, and I would think this is still on track, because this assessment is based on the tourism and foreign direct investment sectors, Mrs Craigg told Tribune Business. Its not anticipated that tourism will be impacted by the hurricane for any signifi cant duration. Hotels are already reporting that they are open and operational. Septem ber is a typically slow period for the tourism market. With foreign investment, most of the activity is taking place in Nassau, which has been minimally impacted, so we expect those projects to continue. The impact we envisaged this year will take place. Mrs Craigg emphasised that Irenes impact on the Bahamas GDP growth projections if anything will be minimal, given that the concentration of economic activity is in New Providence, and we were spared the devastation of the hurricane. As for any impact on the Bahamas exter nal reserves, the Central Bank governor added that based on the experience associated with previous hurricanes, we would expect to see reinsurance inflows related to those businesses and individuals that insured their properties with private companies. While net reinsurance inflows were not expected to be as large as the $127.8 million received following Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004, Mrs Craigg said: I think over the next couple of weeks you will see those inflows coming in. Its difficult to give you a figure, but any drawdown in reserves will be counterbal anced by those inflows. Some of those funds will, of course, have to be utilised to purchase imports, but we will continue to maintain high levels of foreign reserves, currently at $1.038 billion. We dont expect to see any significant drawdown in external reserves because of these counterbalancing influences. Acknowledging that employment levels would be impacted in both the formal and informal economies in the Family Islands, Mrs Craigg said reconstruction efforts would to a certain extent provide a boost for Bahamian contractors. She added that rebuilding efforts in the Family Islands could last for several months, and possibly up to a year for homes that have been totally destroyed. I think generally the gist is that the economic impact has been minimal, given the concentration of economic activity on New Providence, Mrs Craigg said. If New Prov idence was hit, the impact would definitely have been more severe. A Bahamian company has announced that it has selected a Miami-based business development agency as its latest strategic partner.s Sidney Strachan, Intelligent Business Services (IBS) vice-president of marketing, said the social media firm had connected almost 500 business persons in the Bahamas and off-island. Our current clients and those we are targeting are seeking the latest technologies and creative, cutting edge marketing, promotions, public relations and business development strategies to build their businesses, Mr Strachan said. Social media is a very hot channel and important to the communications amongst Bahamian businesses. As an expert in the leading business to business LinkedIn network, [Ray Knight, head of RaynMakers] brings tremendous expertise to our existing and potential clients and markets served by our Bahamas Opportunities LinkedIn group. It is very unusual to find someone like Ray with already over eight years of experience. He added: Like the Internet before, social media and sites like LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have completely changed the ways businesses communicate with other businesses, their partners, vendors and clients. Our goal is to stay ahead of this curve and leverage technology to expand awareness of our clients products and services while controlling costs. We look forward to The RaynMakers coeditor function on our growing group. BAHAMIAN FIRM FINDS STRATEGIC MIAMI PARTNER FROM page one FROM page one THE BAHAMAS STILL ON TRACK FOR 1-2 PER CENT GROWTH FISHING INDUSTRY FACES LOST MONTH FROM page one NEW YORK Associated Press SO MUCHfor Irene. Stocks rose broadly Mon day, led by insurance companies, after it became clear that the tropical storm caused far less damage than many had feared. An increase in U.S. consumer spending also helped, as did as did a rare piece of good news from Greece: a merger of two major banks. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 254 points. Trading volume, or the number of shares bought and sold, was the lowest since July 26 as many traders struggled to get to work in Lower Manhattan or were on vacation. Insurance stocks rose sharply as analysts lowered their estimates of how much damage the storm would cause. Allstate Corp. rose 8.5 percent, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. rose 13 percent, and Travelers Cos. Inc. rose 5.1 percent. Insurance and banking stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 rose 4.2 percent, the most of the 10 company groups that make up the index. Kinetic Analysis Corp., a consulting firm, sharply lowered its estimate of storm damage from $20 billion late Thursday to $7 billion late Sunday as the storm weakened. Of that amount, insurers would probably have to cover up to $3 billion, Kinet ic said. That's less than the $6 billion the industry paid after Hurricane Isabel struck the region in 2003. "The U.S. came more or less unscathed through the hurricane," said Kim Caugh ey Forrest, equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group. "The cleanup isn't going to cost as much as anticipated." Utilities companies also rose after it became clear their storm-related expenses would be lower than earlier estimates. Duke Energy Corp., which serves customers in the Carolinas, rose 1.1 percent. New York's biggest utility company, Consolidated Edison Inc., rose 1.3 percent. The New York Stock Exchange and other major U.S. exchanges opened as usual Monday after making extensive preparations over the weekend. At the NYSE, executives brought in dozens of cots so employees could sleep there to be ready for the opening bell. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 254.71 points, or 2.3 percent, to close at 11,539.25. It is now down just 0.3 percent for the year. It had been down as much as 7.4 percent for the year on Aug. 10. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 33.28 points, or 2.8 percent, to 1,210.08. The widely used market benchmark is now up 8.1 percent since on Aug. 8, when it hit low for the year because of a downgrade of the U.S. government's cred it rating. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite index rose 82.26, or 3.3 percent, to 2,562.11. The Russell 2000 index, a benchmark for small companies, rose 32.86 points, or 4.7 percent, to 724.65. The stair-step pattern of gains, from 2.3 percent in the Dow to 4.7 percent in the Russell, suggested investors were more willing to take on risk. Small company stocks are more likely to fall in economic downturns, but they also offer the potential of larger gains if the economy does well. The Russell is still down 7.5 percent this year, nearly twice as much as the S&P 500. Bank of America Corp. rose 8.1 percent, the most of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow average, after the bank said it would sell half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. The bank has been selling assets to raise cash to comply with new banking regulations. Last week, billionaire Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said it would invest $5 bil lion in BofA, giving the trou bled company a badly needed boost. The nation's largest bank has lost 34 percent of its value over the past year as investors worry that its liabilities from soured mortgages will get worse and that it will have to sell large amounts of stock to raise capital. An increase in consumer spending also helped push stocks higher. The government reported that spending rose 0.8 percent in July. It was a sharp turnaround from June, when Americans cut spending 0.1 percent, the first decline in 20 months. Volume was low as transit disruptions made it difficult for Wall Street employees to get to work. Flooding and downed trees obstructed tracks throughout the commuter rail systems that bring workers in from the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey suburbs. About 3.6 billion shares traded hands on the New York Stock Exchange, the lowest since July 26. The average this year is 4.4 bil lion shares. Many traders are on vacation the last week before the Labor Day holiday. European stocks jumped after two Greek banks said they would combine to better weather that country's debt crisis. Greece's Athex Composite index jumped 14.4 percent after the country's secondand thirdlargest lenders agreed to combine, creating the coun try's largest bank. Greece's government and central bank have been urging banks to merge, saying it would help them survive. Stocks worldwide plunged in late July and early August, partly because of worries about Europe's escalating debt problems. Greece has narrowly avoided bankruptcy twice thanks to emergency loans from the Inter national Monetary Fund and other European countries. INSURERS DRIVE STOCKS HIGHER; DOW GAINS 254 TRADER GORDON CHARLOP right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday. (AP)

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BRUSSELS Associated Press TURMOIL in global financial markets threatens the economic recovery in the European Union, the bloc's top economic official said Monday. The warning from EU Monetary Affairs Commis sioner Olli Rehn came after a turbulent summer for markets across the globe, as investors worried about a potential new recession in the United States, the eurozone's ability to resolve its debt crisis and the health of European banks. "The financial markets and the real economy move now more in synchrony, which makes me seriously concerned about continued financial turbulence spilling over to and potentially harming the recovery of the real economy," Rehn told European lawmakers. That statement is a sharp turnaround from comments in recent months, when Rehn consistently pointed out that growth in the EU was strengthening despite the market jitters. As a result, the European Commission now has a somewhat bleaker view of economic growth in Europe than this spring, Rehn said, adding that a new forecast will be released Sept 15. In May, the Commission, the EU's executive arm and economic watchdog, predicted the 27-country bloc would grow 1.8 percent this year, while the eurozone would expand 1.6 percent. The European Parlia ment's economic affairs committee had called Rehn, as well as European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and Eurogroup Chairman JeanClaude Juncker, to an emergency hearing on the eurozone's recent problems. Investor concerns over the currency union have been worsened by delays in implementing both a second bailout for Greece and changes to the eurozone's bailout fund, which were agreed at a summit on July 21. Eurozone countries remain locked in discussions over a demand from Finland to receive collater al to secure its contributions to the new Greek rescue package. Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg who also chairs the meetings of eurozone finance ministers, said the collateral issue won't scupper the bailout deal and that he expected a solution within days or weeks. "The Eurogroup is working on a proposal, which I hope all eurozone member states will be happy with," Juncker told lawmakers. Rehn, meanwhile, sought to dampen expectations that so-called Eurobonds debt backed by the entire eurozone could be a quick and easy solution to the currency union's crisis. "It is clear that Eurobonds, in whatever form they were to be introduced, would have to be accompanied by a substantially reinforced fiscal surveillance and policy coordination," Rehn said. Such moves "would have unavoidable implications for fiscal sovereignty" and would require "substantive debate in euro area member states to see if they would be ready to accept it," Rehn added, indicating investors should not expect them to be introduced anytime soon. The Commission is cur rently working up a feasibility study for Eurobonds at the request of the Euro pean Parliament. Howev er, the common bonds have been opposed by several countries, including Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy. The testimony of the top three representatives of the euro currency project brought no new proposals on how the bloc could finally resolve its debt crisis, which has dragged on for some 22 months. Juncker, Rehn and Trichet urged govern ments to speed up the implementation of the second Greek bailout and approve the plan to give new powers to the eurozone's bailout fund, such as the right to buy dis tressed government bonds to stop countries from sliding further into crisis. "The fact that markets are dysfunctional is, in our opinion, the responsibili ty of governments," Trichet said. The ECB in August reluctantly started buying Italian and Spanish bonds, as the two countries saw their borrowing costs jump amid the wider market turmoil, but Trichet made it clear that he expected the bailout fund to take over that role as soon as possible. "We expect that the governments themselves will, as they have decided the 21 of July, take the appropriate steps to settling the financial stability in the euro area," said the ECB chief. While Trichet was speaking in Brussels, the ECB said it bought 6.65 billion ($9.64 billion) in government bonds last week, down sharply from 14.3 billion and 22 billion in the two previous weeks. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Securit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.19 0.95AML Foods Limited 1.17 1.19 0.025,0000.1550.0807.76.72% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund 10.63 10.63 0.00 -0.6420.080-16.6 0.75% 7.50 4.40Bank of Bahamas 6.93 6.93 0.00 0.2300.10030.11.44% 0.53 0.17Benchmark 0.18 0.18 0.00 -0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.84 2.55Bahamas Waste 2.70 2.70 0.00 0.0300.09090.03.33% 1 .96 1.77Fidelity Bank 1.77 1.77 0.00 0.0970.04018.22.26% 11.108.29Cable Bahamas 8.48 8.48 0.00 0.2450.31034.63.66% 2.80 2.35Colina Holdings 2.55 2.55 0.00 0.4380.0405.81.57% 8.50 8.33Commonwealth Brewery 8.50 8.50 0.00 3000.7400.00011.50.00% 7.00 6.21Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.88 6.88 0.00 0.4960.26013.93.78% 2.00 1.63Consolidated Water BDRs 1.60 1.67 0.07 0.1110.04515.02.69% 1.90 1.31Doctor's Hospital 1.37 1.37 0.00 0.0740.11018.58.03% 5 .50 4.75Famguard 5.43 5.43 0.00 0.4980.24010.94.42% 8.50 5.35Finco 5.39 5.39 0.001,0000.7570.0007.10.00% 9.74 7.75FirstCaribbean Bank 8.29 8.29 0.00 0.4940.35016.84.22% 6.00 5.00Focol (S) 5.75 5.75 0.00 0.4350.22013.23.83% 1.00 1.00Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.30 5.50ICD Utilities 7.30 7.30 0.001,600-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. 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Johnson 9.82 9.82 0.00 0.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Security SymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029) BAH29 99.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.000.00FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015B ISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%MONDAY, 29 AUGUST 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,398.28| CHG 0.16 | %CHG 0.01 | YTD -101.23 | YTD % -6.75B ISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ A sk $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.06 5.01Bahamas Supermarkets N/A N/A 14.00 -2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.55 0.40RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55 0.0010.000256.60.00% 41.00 29.00ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00 4.5400.0009.030.00% 0.55 0.40RND Holdings 0.65 0.75 0.40 0.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Fund Name NAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.01602.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund 1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.86862.5730Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.734713.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund 114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund 118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.17492.48%5.16% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund 1.13431.41%5.17% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund 1.17642.38%5.39% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.0324Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.5827Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX -19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask$ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-11 31-Jul-11 31-Jul-11TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-11 30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 5-Aug-11 30-Jun-11MARKET TERMS30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities) BISX Listed Mutual Funds30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 NAV 6MTH 1.535365 2.952663 1.580804 111.469744 115.762221 NAV Date 31-May-11 30-Jun-11 NEW YORK Associated Press IRENE IS GONE, and East Coast airports are reopening. But it will take at least several days to get hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded by the storm to their final destinations. Behind the scenes, ground crews worked through the night to get planes ready, air traffic controllers prepared for a deluge of landings and takeoffs and extra pilots were called into action. Airports in New York, Boston and Philadelphia bustled Monday after being closed for part or all of the weekend. The week before Labor Day is always a busy one for airlines, so they struggled to cram travelers stranded by Irene onto already-packed planes. To make matters worse, more than 1,600 flight were cancelled Monday, adding to the nearly 12,000 grounded this weekend, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. The service estimates that 650,000 passengers have been stuck on the ground since Irene hit, but some experts think it's a million or more. Delays of mass transit are slowing airlines' efforts to get stranded passengers back in the air. Some passengers opted for other means of travel. Joseph McCann, 22, of Northern Ireland, was waiting with a friend at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia tocatchabusto New York. The pair, who had been visiting California, flew into Philadelphia on Monday morning and were supposed to catch a connecting plane to Newark, N.J., but the flight was canceled. Friends suggested the bus. McCann will arrive in New York about five hours later than originally scheduled, but said it could have been worse. "I'd say we were lucky in comparison," McCann said. The storm is expected to cost U.S. airlines $200 million in revenue between lost flying and ticketchange fee waivers. Airline officials estimate it will take about two days to get every plane and crew memberbackin place. "The next couple of days are going to be trying," said Mike Flores, a US Airways flight attendant and union president. "Once we get to work we're going to be dealing with a lot people who have been up for 24 hours, camped out in airports." AIRLINES SLOWLY BRINGING BACK SERVICE IN EAST HURRICANEIRENE EU OFFICIAL: MARKET TURMOIL THREATENS REC OVERY FROM LEFT, Poland's Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski, Luxembourg's Prime Minister and head of the eurogroup Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn prepare for the start of a session at European Parliament in Brussels on Mon day. The head of the European Central Bank and other key eurozone officials are set to debate the latest hitches in the currency union's debt crisis with European lawmakers. (AP)

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BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 7B OMAHA, Neb. Associated Press ASCORCHING DROUGHT in the southern Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers to make a difficult choice between paying high prices or selling their cattle. Ranchers in much of Texas, Oklahoma and even Kansas are having to pay inflated prices for hay and then shell out even more to have it trucked hundreds of miles from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota. Their only other options are to reduce the size of their herds or move cattle to rented pastures in another state. "It's pretty ugly," said Don Davis, who raises grassfed beef on his ranch about 75 miles northwest of San Antonio. Davis said he used to think last year's dry weather couldn't get worse, but this year's record-setting drought has put even more pressure on ranchers. Parts of Texas haven't received any rain since last fall, and forecasters predict the drought will last at least through November. The sit uation isn't much better in western Oklahoma, southern New Mexico and parts of southern Kansas. Officials say only a handful of Texas' 254 counties received enough rain to grow hay this year, so significantly less is available at the same time demand has skyrocketed because pas tures are parched. That's why the average price of hay climbed to $170 per ton this summer from $112 per ton last July, according to U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture statis tics. But many ranchers are paying much more because the price doesn't include shipping costs. "Hay has gone up tremen dously in price, and it's hard to get," said Jay O'Brien, who runs a ranch near Amarillo, Texas. Some farmers have turned to social networking to find hay. The Hay Connection, a Facebook site started by two Oklahoma brothers, matches buyers and sellers and had more than 7,500 fans by midday Sunday. Farmers in Iowa and Wis consin banded together last week to donate several truckloads of hay to ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma, but those donations are like ly to offer only a temporary reprieve. Nebraska hay farmer Cory Banzhaf said he's shipped about 80 percent of his crop roughly 2,000 tons south to Kansas and Oklahoma this year because of the drought. Banzhaf said trucking the hay grown near Pleasanton, Neb., adds $50 to $70 to the cost of each ton, leaving ranchers with bills of between $225 and $270 a ton. "It's great if you're selling it, but horrible if you're buying it," said Banzhaf, who can sympathize because he also raises about 1,000 cattle. Continuing to buy hay at those prices could be a recipe for bankruptcy, so ranchers have been selling off calves and cows of calfbearing age even though they know it will be costly to rebuild their herds later. Davis said he had to truck in hay from Nebraska this year at a total cost of about $240 a ton to supplement the emergency supply he had in his barn. Normally, he relies almost entirely on pastures to feed his cattle. The cost led to his decision to sell off more of his cattle this year, even though he estimates his herd is about 40 head smaller today than it was in 2008. "I don't know that anyone could significantly plan for a drought like we've had," Davis said. Texas AgriLife Extension Service drought specialist Travis Miller said many livestock auctions in the state are so busy right now that they've been turning cattle away. Ranchers have been selling off cattle at double or triple the normal rate. "We've been culling and culling heavily," Miller said. Scott Dewald, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen, said the southwest and northwest corners his state are in especially bad shape, forcing ranchers to bring in hay from as far away as South Dakota. Many ranchers also have lost access to water because ponds have dried up, adding to the need to reduce the size of herds or even sell all their cattle, he said. Fortunately, prices paid have largely remained strong because of high demand from foreign markets and other factors, enabling ranchers to make some money on the sales. "At least we didn't have the added insult of selling into a down market," Dewald said. DROUGHT, HIGH DEMAND MAKES HAY HARD TO FIND DON DAVIS is seen with some of his heard on a parched meadow at his ranch, near Tarpley, Texas. This year's severe drought in Texas and the southern Plains has crippled hay production, so ranchers and feedlot owners have been scrambling to find food for their cattle sometimes shipping hay in from several states away. (AP) RANCHER Don Davis delivers a bail of hay to his cattle, near Tarpley, Texas. (AP) Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. SANTA FE, N.M. Associated Press GOV. SUSANA MARTINEZ'Sadministration plans to ask the Legislature to provide $41 million for road maintenance across the state to help offset costs the Transportation Department incurred paying its share for the Rail Runner commuter train system. The Republican governor wants lawmakers to provide the money in a capital improvement financing bill during a special legislative session, which is to start next week. The administration developed the request after reviewing the Rail Runner's long-term costs to the state. A new analysis by the Department of Finance and Administration estimates the commuter rail operation is costing an average of $65 million, with the state picking up the biggest share of that. The largest expense is debt service averaging nearly $42 million a year for the state to retire bonds for capital expenses to start the rail service, including locomotives and rail cars. Those costs are similar to the financing charges that homeowners pay on a mortgage. The Rail Runner Express serves an average of about 4,500 one-way riders along a corridor between Belen and Santa Fe, according to the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, which oversees operations of the rail system. Scott Darnell, a spokesman for the gover nor, said the administration prepared the financial analysis "to gain an accurate understanding of the true costs of the Rail Runner."PackageThe Legislature is expected to consider a more than $200 million package to finance capital improvements across the state. Martinez wants $41 million this year for the Department of Trans portation for road work an amount nearly equivalent to the Rail Runner debt service. The money for capital improvements will come from the proceeds of bonds backed by severance tax revenues. "Given the significant investment of state road fund dollars to the Rail Runner in recent years, statewide road maintenance has suffered," Dar nell said in a statement. The department is financed separately from the state's main budget account. The agency gets earmarked revenues, including taxes on gaso line and diesel and fees on trucking companies. According to the administration, Rail Runner debt service accounts for about 11 percent of the money in the state road fund that is available to the department for its operations and highway projects. Terrence Doyle, director of the Rio Metro transit district, said Monday the rail system had an operating budget of nearly $24 million last year. To include debt service in Rail Runner expenses as the Martinez administration does in its analysis magnifies costs in a way that usually isn't considered when looking at the price tag of a highway project, he said. Road projects often are described only by their construction costs. The Rail Runner was financed as part of a $1.6 billion transportation bond program approved by the Legislature in 2003 when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor. The Martinez administration estimates the state will pay $834 million in debt service by 2027 on the Rail Runner and that cumulative operating costs will reach nearly $496 million by then. NM GOVERNOR TO SEEK ROAD MONEY IN SPECIAL SESSION

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BUSINESS PAGE 8B, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE WASHINGTON Associated Press FACINGa public deeply dissatisfied with his handling of the economy, President Barack Obama on Monday tapped a prominent labour economist to join his cadre of advisers and help steer a fall jobs agenda that will be critical to the president's reelection bid. In nominating Alan Krueger as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Obama gains an economist with expertise in the labour mar ket and unemployment, a key drag on the U.S. econo my and Obama's presidency. Krueger, a former Treasury Department official and Princeton University econo mist, has advocated for hiring tax credits for businesses and increased government spending on infrastructure, two programs Obama aides are considering proposing this fall. His appointment also caps a wholesale makeover of Obama's economic leadership team during the past year. Several high-ranking advisers, including Lawrence Summers, Christina Romer and Austan Goolsbee, have all left the administration, leaving Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only top official remaining from the president's original economic team. Obama has often reached within his administration's ranks to fill vacant posts on the economic team, and Krueger is no exception. Though he spent last year at Princeton, he served as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department during the first two years of Obama's administration.ReputationGregory Mankiw, a former CEA chairman under President George W. Bush and long-time acquaintance of Krueger, said Obama's new nominee has a reputation as an analytic, data-driven economist, not as a champion for many specific policy initiatives. While Mankiw said he believes Krueger is highly-qualified for the post, he doesn't expect him to push the administration in any new directions when it comes to tackling the nation's eco nomic and unemployment woes. "This is more of a continuity appointment rather than a move-in-a-new-direc tion appointment," said Mankiw, now an economics professor at Harvard University. "I don't think the president wanted a change. He's keeping the basic structure of the team in place." White House spokesman Jay Carney brushed off questions Monday about whether Krueger would bring any fresh job creation ideas to the White House, saying only that the presi dent's nominee was the best person for the job. "He's an excellent economist whose particular skills are more relevant than ever in the economic environment we find ourselves in," Carney said. "His expertise in the labour market is particularly relevant as we focus on the need to grow the economy and increase job creation." Obama announced Krueger's nomination at a Rose Garden ceremony Monday morning and said he would rely on the econo mist for unvarnished guidance, not partisan political advice. "That's more important than ever right now," Obama said. "We need folks in Washington to make decisions based on what's best for the country, not what's best for any political party or special interest." If confirmed by the Senate, Krueger will join a White House grappling for ways to boost sluggish economic growth and bring down an unemployment rate stuck stubbornly above 9 percent. Republican pres idential hopefuls are traveling around the country, campaigning hard for the GOP nomination by focusing squarely on Obama's handling of the economy. And an already anxious public is growingly increasingly frustrated. A new Associated PressGfK poll shows that 63 per cent of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy. Approval of his economic perfor mance stands at just 36 percent, his worst approval rating on the issue in AP-GfK polling.InitiativesObama has promised to outline a new round of jobs initiatives next week. But it's unclear whether anything he proposes could improve the economy short-term. The president has already called for an extension of a payroll tax cut that expires at the end of the year and to continue jobless benefits. Aides are considering oth er measures, including tax incentives for businesses to hire and direct infusions of government money into construction projects. Obama has also said he intends to call for additional long-term deficit reduction to help pay for the shortterm spending his proposals would require. He said Monday that his jobs initiatives will be "the kind of proposals that every body can get behind, no matter what your political affiliation might be." The White House said Krueger would not play a role in shaping the proposals Obama will outline next week because his nomina tion will still be awaiting confirmation. Krueger is likely to become an important public face for the administration on the economy. Both Romer and Goolsbee, Oba ma's two previous CEA chairs, were frequent spokesmen for the presi dent, appearing on television and at White House events to promote the president's policies. The CEA is a three-mem ber panel created in 1946 to analyze and interpret economic development, as well as recommend economic policies. Council members typically come from academic, not political, back grounds. OBAMA TAPS LABOUR ECONOMIST FOR TOP WHITE HOUSE JOB PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA walks out of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, with Princeton University labour economist Alan Krueger, right, to announce that Krueger has been named as top White House economist. (AP) NEW YORK Associated Press BANK OF AMERICA CORP.is selling half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. to raise cash and shore up its capital base. The largest U.S. bank by assets said Monday it will sell 13.1 billion shares in the Chinese bank for $8.3 billion to a group of investors it declined to name. The sale, which had been expected, will generate a gain of $3.3 billion for Bank of America. The news came four days after the Charlotte, North Carolina, bank got a $5 billion investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which provided a big boost to Bank of America's battered stock. The billionaire investor made investments in other major companies such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., helping restore confidence in them when they were out of favor. Bank of America rose 40 cents, or 5.2 percent, to $8.16 Monday after news of the sale came out. The stock closed at $6.30 last Tuesday, two days before Berkshire announced its invest ment. After the sale, Bank of America will still own about 5 percent of China Construction Bank. It currently owns about 10 percent. The sale is the bank's latest move to increase its capital base to comply with new international regulations created following the global meltdown. The rules require big financial institutions to hold more cash. Finance Chief Bruce Thompson says the bank raised about $5.8 billion in August. That comes on top of cash and cash-equivalent securities of $402 billion at the end of second quarter. The bank has faced many problems stemming from its 2008 purchase of the nation's largest mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial Corp., as well as other issues. Bank of America has lost $15.3 billion in the last four quarters. Its revenue fell 34 percent in the first half of 2011 compared with last year after new regulations cut into the fees it collects from checking account overdrafts and credit cards. Half of all U.S. households have an account or do business with Bank of America, making it more exposed than its rivals to weakness in the economy. On Aug. 8, American International Group Inc. sued the bank for more than $10 billion, claiming Bank of America deceived the insurer by sell ing it faulty mortgage investments. Bank of America has already paid a total of $12.7 billion this year to settle similar claims, but that suit increased worries that more investors would sue and further drain the bank's cash reserves. BANK OF AMERICA SELLS HALF OF ITS CHINA BANK STAKE WASHINGTON Associated Press THE $7 BILLIONin estimated losses from Hurricane Irene compound the vast damage caused by weather in the United States this year. Yet despite billions they've paid out for floods, tornadoes and earthquakes, big insurance companies can expect another profitable year. And their customers can expect higher premiums. The stocks of major insurers shot up on Monday as investors celebrated Irene's less-than-expected damage. The storm didn't even cause most analysts to adjust their profit estimates for insurers. In part, that's because insurance companies have been raising premiums this year, especially for customers in high-risk areas. Homeowner and auto policies cost 5 to 10 percent more than they did a year ago, according to research by Gregory Locraft, an industry analyst with Morgan Stanley. The damage from Irene and other disasters means that property insurance premiums will likely rise across the board into 2012, Locraft said. "Irene is just another log on the fire," he said. The storm seems unlikely to hurt the overall U.S. economy. Analysts agree that damage from Irene will likely run less than $10 billion a tiny fraction of the $14 trillion U.S. economy. Reconstruction might even strengthen areas hit hard by Irene, analysts said. Rebuild ing homes, repairing cars and fixing streets and bridges should help boost those local economies late this year and early next year, they said. Irene is the 10th U.S. weath er disaster this year to have caused more than $1 billion in damage, the National Weather Service says the most for any year on record dating back 30 years. And 2011 is hardly over. Excluding Irene, this year's natural catastrophes had caused about $18 billion in damage to insured properties, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Irene will add $3 billion to $5 billion, said Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the group. In a normal year, industry losses typically total $15 bil lion to $20 billion, said Robert Litan, an industry expert and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. And the peak hurricane season is only about half over. Another reason insurers are expected to raise premiums is that reinsurance companies are set to boost their rates Jan 1. Reinsurance is coverage that insurance companies buy to cover their potential losses from catastrophes. This year, reinsurance hasn't offset insurance companies' costs. Reinsurance policies don't kick in until a single dis aster's costs to insurers top $10 billion. When the billions are spread over numerous disas ters, as has happened this year, insurers and their customers must absorb the costs. That won't stop reinsurance companies from hiking their rates costs that will be passed on to homeowners. Insurance companies that cover major disasters are set up to absorb big costs. They manage investment portfolios that produce relatively stable income. Most of their policies never result in claims. In those cases, the premiums are pure profit. And when a string of cata strophes hits, as in 2011, they can raise the premiums they charge homeowners. Aside from higher costs, finding coverage at all will become harder for people in areas where insurers are sen sitive to risks from catastrophes. Few insurers, for example, will cover homes on fault lines or near the Gulf Coast, said Robert Rusbuldt, CEO of the Independent Insurance Brokers and Agents of Amer ica. "When it comes to property insurance, it's all about location," Rusbuldt said. Disasters overseas, as in Japan, have compounded the financial burdens for insurers, many of which have affiliates abroad. Hard-hit regions, such as the North Carolina coast, will suffer from lost tourism, in addition to the hurricane's damage and destruction. The national economy, though, will scarcely feel the impact of Irene. IRENE LIKELY TO LEAD TO HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS INUS

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THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1, P AGE 9B B O D Y A N D M I N D By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter AS THE days of summer wind down, September fast approach es heralding the much anticipated 7th Annual Sister Sister Prayer Breakfast.The countdown is on and the anticipation heats up for the event that is set to take place o n S a t ur d a y S e p te m b e r 3 s t a rt i n g a t 7 3 0 a m a t t h e W y n d h a m C r y s t a l P a l a c e R e s o r t B a l l Room. Sis te r Sister Pr e s id ent, Mr s Andr e a Swe eting said: It is our eleventh year as an organi sation and our seventh prayer breakfast. We h ave or ga nis ed th e fu nct ion in co nj u n c t i o n w i t h B r i t i s h A m e r i c a n F i n a n c i a l (BAF), who has been our major sponsor for the p as t s even ye ars We o w e t hem a huge debt of gratitude." Mr s Sw e e ti n g n o t e d t ha t th i s y e a r' s th e m e is : Nothing is too difficult for one who loves. She goes on to explain: We will be celebr ati ng li fe, p r ais ing G od f or ano the r yea r, and allowing the public and Bahamian community to see that cancer is not a death sentence as it was once thought to be." T he key note s pea ker for the thir d Annual Si s t er Si s t er P r ay er Br ea kf a s t wi l l b e Re ve rend E ile en Jo hnson, N atio nal Yo uth Direc t o r o f t he C h u rc h o f G o d. T h i s y e a r s p r o g r a m fe at ur es m ovi n g te s ti mo ni es i nc lu di ng o ne from a young breas t c ancer s urvivor T here w i l l b e p r a y e r s f o r S i st e r S i st e r s s up p o r t e r s, t h e me dical profes sion and survivors a s w ell as a n n o i n t e d e n t e r t a i n m e n t f r o m r e n o w n e d gospel singers." M r s S we e t i n g a d d e d : W e wi l l l e t t h e m kno w th at t he r e is He lp a nd H op e i n ou r c om mu n it ie s, th e c o rp or at e w o rl d, ou r c h urc h es and o ur civic or ganizat ions Th ey ar e all helping us to keep our motto alive Women Helping Women of which we are grateful." Thi s ev ent c ould nt and w ould nt be possib le w itho ut the in vo lve me nt of all siste rs, suppor t ers o rg ani sat io ns chu rch es a nd cor p orate Bahamas, so we say a hearty thank you, again." Mrs Sw ee ti ng a lso re v ea le d tha t th e ev e nt is open to the public. She says, Anyone who wishes to can support us, and attend. Howev er, we are asking for a donation to defray the cost of printing programs." T ick et d ona ti ons ar e fo r ty f ive d ol lar s and a r e a v a i l a b l e a t t h e S u r g i ca l S u i t e N o 6 8 C o ll ins A venu e ( pho ne: 3 261929) or So ut he r n C o m m u n i t y C l i n i c S o l d i e r R o a d (p ho ne:3 28 63 60) .S I S T E R S I S T E R G R O U P H O S T S 7 T H A N N U A L P R A Y E R B R E A K F A S T WASHINGTON Associated Press T H E F O O D a n d D r u g A dmi nistra ti on h as a ppro ve d a ne w P f i zer dr u g f or a s ub s e t o f l u n g c a n c e r p a t i e n t s w i t h a p a r t i c u l a r g e n e t i c m u t a t i o n The tw ic e-a-da y pil l, c alle d X a l k o r i i s p a r t o f a n e w wa v e o f p e r s o n a l i s e d m e d icat io ns t ha t f ig ht di se as e by t a r g e t i n g s p e c i f i c g e n e s f o u n d i n c e r t a i n p a t i e n t s L a s t w e e k t h e F D A ap pr o ve d an o th er d r ug t h at u s e s s i m i l a r ge n e t a r g e t i n g te ch no lo gy t o t r ea t t wo r ar e for ms of lymph nod e c a ncer. X a l k o r i i s a p p r o v e d t o tr e at a s m al l s u bs et o f n on s m a l l c e l l l u n g c a n c e r patients, les s than 7 per c ent, who h av e an ab n or m al ge ne t h at s t i m ul a t e s c an c er c el l s an d ca us e s tu m or g r owt h I t wo r k s b y b lo ck i ng p r o t ei n s pr o du ce d by t he g en e. I t s a n o t h e r e x a m p l e o f h o w w e r e u s i n g m o l e c u l a r m e di c i ne to s ub ty p e l un g c an c e r i n t o m o r e s p e c i f i c a n d tr e at ab le d is ea s es ," s a id D r R o y H e r b s t a l u n g c a n c e r e x pe rt w h o is c h ie f o f me d ic a l o nco logy at Ya le Univ ersity. I n c l u d i n g p r e v i o u s l y a p proved tar g eted t herapies, "we h ave s p eci f ic t he r ap ie s n o w t h a t w e c a n o f f e r f o r a b o u t 1 8 p e r c e n t o f l u n g can cer pa t ie nt s t h at a r e fa r s u p e r i o r t o c h e m o t h e r a p y an d th at in m an y c as es can ca u s e t h e i r t u m o r s t o m e l t awa y wi th f ew s i de ef f ect s ," He r bs t s a id T h e F D A s a i d i t a l s o a p p r o v e d a g e n e t i c t e s t t o s c r e e n f o r t h e m u t a t i o n k n o w n a s a n a b n o r m a l ana pl as t ic l ymp ho ma ki na se g e n e T h e t e s t i s m a d e b y Ab b ot t L a bo r at o r ies A b ou t 18 7, 00 0, or 85 pe r c ent, of the 22 0,0 00 lun g c anc e r c a se s d ia gn os ed e ac h y ea r ar e non -s m all ce ll l ung c a nc er. Rou ghl y thre e-fou r th s of p a t i e n t s a r e n t d i a g n o s e d u nt il t um ors ha v e spr ea d a n d o n l y 6 p e r c e n t o f t h o s e pat ien ts l ive fi ve year s I t' s p r et t y e xci t in g, s a id D r D a v i d C a r b o n e a l u n g can cer s pe cia li s t a t Va nd er b i l t U n i v e r s i t y o n e o f t h e s i t e s t h a t t e s t e d t h e d r u g O n l y a s m al l s h a r e o f l u n g c a n c e r p a t i e n t s h a v e t h e gen e mu t at i on t h is dr u g t ar ge t s "b u t f o r t h o s e p e o p le it m ak es a h ug e d i ff er e nc e," he s ai d A n a l y s t s p r e d i ct X a l k o r i c ou ld be a blockbus ter pr odu c t f o r P f i z e r e v e n t u a l l y re api ng m or e t han $ 2 bi lli on in a nn ua l s al es by 2 021 T h e F D A a p p r o v e d t h e d r u g u n d e r i t s a c c e l e r a t e d a p p r o v a l p r o g r a m w h i c h s p e e d s u p t h e c l e a r a n c e o f th er a pi es t h at s ho w pr o m is in g ear l y r es u lt s P f i ze r r e le a s ed f o ll o wu p d a t a o n t h e d r u g i n J u n e r epo r t in g t ha t 8 8 p er cen t of p a t i e n t s i n o n e s t u d y s a w th ei r t um or s s h r i nk at le as t s om ewh at a f te r o ne y ear on Xal k or i I n a s ec on d s t ud y, 54 p er cen t o f p at i en t s h ad their tu mor s s hr ink by ab out a t h ir d or mo r e an d 83 pe r c e n t h a d t u m o r s s h r i n k som ew ha t. Most p atie nts ha d o n l y m i l d s i d e e f f e c t s b u t t w o o f t h e n i n e p a t i e n t d e a t h s d u r i n g t h a t s t u d y wer e co ns i d er ed t r e at me nt r e l a t e d T h e m o s t c o m m o n s i d e e f f e c t s o f t h e d r u g i n c l u d e v i s i o n d i s o r d e r s n a u s e a di ar r h ea an d i nf l am ma ti o n. T h e F D A s a c c e l e r a t e d ap pr o va l pr o gr a m ha s co me u n d e r c r i t i c i s m i n t h e l a s t yea r af t er f ol lo wup s t ud ie s s ho wed t h e b es t s el li ng can c e r d r u g A v a s t i n d i d n o t ext e nd t h e l i ves of pa ti en t s w ith brea s t c a nce r. The FDA gr a nt e d t h e d r u g ac cel e r at e d approval bec ause of a sing le stud y sug ge stin g i t slow e d tu m or gr o wt h T h e F D A i s no w in t h e pr o ce s s o f t r yi ng to r em o ve t h e d r ug 's i nd i cati o n, t h ou gh t h e d r u g mak er R och e, ha s a pp ea le d t he d e c i s i o n FD A APPR OVES GENET AR GE TIN G LUNG C ANC ER D R UG ANDREA Sweeting & Helen Rolle at prayer conference. DR HUBERT Minnis speaks at the prayer breakfast. CANCER survivors walk during the prayer breakfast. GROUP prayer at 7th Annual Prayer Breakfast. We will be celebrating life, praising God for another year, and allowing the public and Bahamian community to see that.MRS ANDREA SWEETING

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(ARA ) W hen it com es to c arin g fo r you r bundl e o f joy y o u o n l y wa n t wh a t s b e s t A n d t h e s e d a ys wi t h e a r l y n u t r i t i o n t o p o f m i n d f o r many, it 's n o wo nder that a gr o wi n g n u mb e r of p ar e n t s a r e t u r n i n g t o h o m e m a d e b a b y f o o d t o h e l p i n s t i l l h e a lt h y e a ti n g h a bi t s fro m th e s t a r t P r e p p i n g a n d p u r e e i n g e a sy ev er y da y i ng r ed i en t s in t he h ome al so gi ve s y ou th e sa tisf a c t i o n o f k n o w i n g e x a c t l y w h a t is g oi ng in to yo ur b ab y 's b e l l y f ro m a v o c a d o a n d g r e e n b ean s to di ce d appl es, swe et p otatoe s and pea ch es. Usin g fr es hf ro mth emar ke t f ind s a lso lets you av oid preserv ati ves an d ad di ti ve s. A n d by i n t r o d u c i n g a v a r i e t y o f h eal thy foods a t an ea rly age p a r e n t s c a n h e l p c h i l d r e n d e ve lo p a ta ste f or si mi la r fla v ors fo r the r e st o f th eir liv es. Another be nefit to pur e eing baby's meals at h ome is th e sav ing s Ran ging from 5 0 c e nts to $ 1. 50 per ja r, th e c ost o f buy in g pre ma de b ab y foo d c a n q u i c k l y a d d u p B y pr epa ri ng h ome mad e meal s fo r y our little one, you' r e not only en sur ing better cont rol o f his ov eral l die t, yo u're a lso h elpi ng k eep an eye on y our h ouseho ld b udge t. Foll ow the se easy ti ps a nd ta sty rec ipe s to di s c ov er wa ys i n w hic h yo u c an h op on this b a c kto -ba si c s mo v em e nt an d b e we ll on you r w ay to pure e p erfec tion PREPARING THE BABY FOOD A v o i d c o s t l y s p e c i a l t y baby food mixers or gadgets and opt for an equally effecti ve, e asy-to-use food proc essor, like those from Black & Decker, that puree for baby b u t a l s o s t a n d u p t o o t h e r culinary tasks. Steam, bake or broil the i n g r e d i e n t s H e a l t h y t i p : steaming maintains the most nutrients. The liquid the v ege tables and frui ts w e r e co oke d i n ca n b e a d d e d t o t h e p u r e e t o a d j u s t c o n s i s t e n c y B r e a s t m ilk or for mula c an also be used to thin the puree. STORING THE BABY FOOD T r an s f er t h e b a by f oo d pur ee into ice trays or a ba by food container. If freezing in gla ss, use "sa fe to f ree z e" j ars or containers. F il l e ac h cu b e w i t h t h e puree. Cover the tray with a lid o r plasti c wrap and plac e in the freezer. E a c h c u b e i s e q u a l t o about 1 ounce of food. Once the cubes of puree have set and are frozen, you can transfer them to freezer bags. L a b e l t h e b a g w i t h t h e date of prepa ration a s w ell as t h e t yp e o f f o od T h e b ab y f o o d c u b e s s h o u l d b e u s e d wi thi n on e mo nth of f r e e z ing W he n i t 's t im e t o f ee d th e baby, remove the number of f ood c ubes nee ded, t ha w and reheat. By following these simple, at -ho me recip es fr om Black & D e c k e r y o u l l h e l p d e v e l o p hea lth y ea tin g ha bit s fo r y our t o t a l l w h i l e k e e p i n g y o u r ove r a ll bab y budg et in ch ec k. WOMAN P AGE 10B, TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE HEARING IMP AIR ME NT AND TH E MO UT H W H A T i s he ar in g i m pa i r me nt ? H e a r i n g i m p a i r m e n t i s t h e d ecre ased ability to hea r and differe nti ate so und s. It oc c urs w he n the re i s a p r ob lem with one or mo r e pa r ts of th e ear or wit h the s ens ory pat hw a y s of t he e a r, r es ul ti ng in a d e g re e of h e ar ing los s. He aring impa irme nt is c om monl y broken into two broad types: cond uc tiv e and se nsorin eura l. Co nduc tive hearing loss results from problems in the external and middle ear that cause a reduction in sound lev e l. S e nsori ne ura l he ari ng l oss oc c urs when there is damage to the inner e ar a ud itory nerve or t o t he ear s c e n t ra l c o n n e c t i o n s. In d i v i d u a l s w i t h s ens o r in eu r al hea r in g l os s us u al ly ex p er i en ce p r o b l em s i n t e r p r e t in g vari ous so und s and u nder s tand ing sp e ec h In som e p erso ns, c ond uc t iv e and sensorineural hearing loss can oc cur at the same t ime a n d this is known as mixed hearing loss. He a ring i mp ai rme nt a ffe c ts a bo ut o ne pe r so n fo r ev ery 1 0 p eop le w ith th e se ve r i ty o f the he aring di s a bili ty var yi ng fr o m p er s on to p er s on I t a ff ects all echel ons o f s ocie ty an d a f f e c t s w o m e n a n d m e n e q u a l l y Th is m ea n s th a t th e re i s a h ig h p ro bab ilit y of a hear ing im pair ed indi vidual wa l king int o a dental h e alt hcare profes sionals office f or mouth c a r e W h e n a n i n di v i d ua l w it h a he a r in g impa irment goe s to v isit th e d entist, t h e m a i n a n d o b v i o u s co n ce r n i s c o m m u n i c a t i o n T h e d e n t i s t w i l l en sur e t hat the patien t i s not mis t r e a t e d n o r b e c o m e s f e a r f u l n o r h ost ile because he does n ot hear or u n d e r s t a n d i n s t r u c t i o n s g i v e n t o h im. I t i s a l s o n o t u n c o m m o n f o r a h earin g i mpair ed patien ts miscon c ep t i o n s an d m y t h s t o n e g at i v e l y imp ac t a d ental visi t. One po pular my th is tha t th ere c a n b e furth er ea r d a m a g e f r o m d e n t a l r o t a r y a n d ul tr ason ic ins tr ument s. T his is not conf irm ed by res ear c h It i s, t herefo re, n e ces sary to dis pel f ic t ion a n d mi sconcep tion It is als o wis e that a pr u de nt d en ti s t en cou r ag es f act by en sur ing t hat: h e an d hi s s t af f com m un ic at e with pers ons w i th a hearing impairm e n t i n br i gh t l y l i t r o o m s ; s p e a k sl o w ly an d c l e a rl y w h il e f a c i ng th e m; do not wear a face mask or s hiel d whil e sp eakin g to t hem; and kee p th eir heads st eady as they s peak. all s taff us e c ued speech. C u ed s peech all ows the use of hand symb ols f or ea ch mo ut h s o und al on g with lip r eadin g. mirr or s, drawings mod els an d wri tten inf ormat ion are p art of al l c o m m u n i c a t i o n there is a small amount of or no ba ck gr oun d n ois e, wh en com muni c at ing with the h earin g impair ed. e m a i l s v o i c e t o t e x t p h o n e s tel ety pew rite rs an d v oic e c arry ove r and capt ioned phon es ar e us ed to as s i s t wi t h co mm un ica t io n, whe re a p p r o p r i a t e T h e co mp re he ns iv e car e of any hear ing im pair ed pati ent ( in a dental s etting) dem ands that the de nt a l he al th car e pr o f es s io na l L I S T ENS caref ully to his pat ient M any p erson s w it h a h ea rin g im pa irme nt pre f er t ha t p er son s c om m un i c a ti ng w it h t he m s ta n d a b ou t 1 t o 2 m e t er s aw a y for adequate mouth and e xpr e s sion reading A lso, s ome of the m prefer t o h a ve t h e i r h e a r i n g ai d d e v i ce s tur ned o ff b efor e dent al clinic pr ocedur es ar e done. I t hel ps t hem to rel ax and may r educe any p oss ible hi gh-p itc hed inte rferen ce from de ntal ult ras onic or ro tar y ins tr umen ts thr ough the h earin g aid device. If yo u ha ve a he ari ng i mp ai rme nt p le as e s e ek ou t a p r ud e nt d en ti s t who LISTENS to your requests. A go od dental he althc are professiona l wi l l t ak e n o t e o f a l l o f th e a f o r ementioned, in addition to avoiding th e u se of a ny ea r to xi c m ed ic a ti on s. It i s n e c essa ry to p ursu e g oo d de n ta l health despite of any impairment. K eep i ng yo ur m ou t h a li ve is a s i mportant as ke epin g y ourself aliv e. V i s i t a d e n ta l h e a l t h c a re p r of e s si o n a l of your choice as soon as possible. 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Associated Press A WOMAN described by h e r h u s b a n d a s b l i n d e d b y postpartum depression knew w hat she was doing w hen s h e drove their 7-month-old son to the fourth story of a parkin g ga r a ge an d p us he d hi m o v e r t h e e d g e p r o s e c u t o r s said Thursday. So n ia He rm osi l lo 's a rra i gn me nt w as de laye d until Mond a y d u e t o m e d i c a l i ss u e s. T h e 31year old faces on e cou nt of murder and one count of assault on a child with force l ike ly t o p rodu ce gre at bo dil y injury resulting in death. Prose c uto rs sa y the m oth er of th ree to ok her i nfant s on t o t h e g a r a ge a t Ch i l d r e n s Ho s pi ta l o f O r an ge Co un ty on M onday, remo ved a s pec i a l h e l m e t h e w o r e f o r a m e d ic a l c on d i ti o n a nd p u sh e d h im ove r th e edg e the n r e enter ed t he bu ildin g to valid a te h e r pa rk in g t ic k e t be f or e dri ving away. T h er e a r e s o me f a ct s t o s u g g e s t s h e k n e w e x a c t l y w h a t s h e w a s d o i n g s a i d S c ot t Si mm o ns, s en i or de p ut y dis tr ict att or ney. Her mosi llo w as bein g held on $1 m illio n bail A c all to he r at t or n ey, Ch uck H as s e, n o t w a s i m m e d i a t e l y r e t u r n e d Hermo sillo's hus band N oe Medina had s a id his w ife suff e r e d f r o m p o s t p a r t u m depres sion and did no t k now w h at sh e was doin g. H e s aid the c o uple had n o p rob lems d uring thei r 13 -yea r-r e lati ons hi p u nt i l t h e bi r t h of t h ei r s on w ho su ff e re d f ro m a c on di t i o n t ha t r e q ui r e d h im t o w e a r a s p e c i a l h e l m e t t o res hape hi s h ead. Th er e is n o gr ud g e a g ai n st m y w i f e D o n t j u d g e h e r p o o r l y . . S h e i s t r u l y i l l Me din a s aid tea rf ul ly i n hi s na t iv e Sp an i s h on W ed ne s day, hour s af ter hi s s on died. "Under st and the pain that I a m i n . I l o s t m y s o n a n d now I don 't want t o los e my w if e I have t o keep going on for my t w o litt le gir ls ." P o s t p a r t u m d e p r e s s i o n af fect s up t o 20 per cen t of ne w mother s and c an be trigg e re d or w or se ne d by stre sse s su ch as a t r a um atic c hi ldb irth e xperience disabilities in the i n f a n t o r a n u n s u p p o r t i v e home s itu ation exper ts said Mos t of the s e wome n hav e th e "b ab y b lu es a bo u t o f d e p r e s s i o n t h a t g o e s a w a y w i t h i n a f e w w e e k s b u t a t i n y f r a c t i o n a b o u t 0 1 pe r cen t d ev el op p os t p ar t u m p s y c h o s i s s a i d S t e p h a n i e M o r a l e s a lic ens ed marr ia ge and family th er a pi s t wh o s p eci al i zes in pe r in at al m o od d is o r d er s S i m m o ns s a i d h e e x p ec t s H ermosillo's c ase wi ll g o to a jur y t rial. He sai d t he mental s t at e of t h e a ccu s e d a l way s pl ays a role in a homicid e trial, but he has not p ros ecuted a case in volving pos tpar tum d e p r e s s i o n I f c o n v i c t e d H e r m o s i l l o cou ld f ace a ma xim um se nte nc e of 25 y ea r s to life prosec u tor s s aid. B y a l l a c c ou nt s, H e rmo si ll o w a s a w ond erful mo ther unt il the bir th of Noe M edina Jr. this year. The native of Mexico had two o ld er d augh te rs ag es 7 a n d 1 0 a n d s h e d o t e d o n t he m a s a st ay -a t -ho m e m oth e r wh ile her husban d w or k ed in construction, according to n e i g h b o r s w h o k n e w h e r before she gave birth to her third child. They sai d she w as inv olve d in h er d a ug h t er s s c h oo l i ng and walked them to class in the family's working class La Ha b r a n e i gh b o r h o o d e ve r y d ay, altho ugh s he spoke li tt l e En g l i s h W h e n s h e l e a r n e d she was expecting a son, she was excited, said Sonia Herr e r a a n e i g h b o r w h o se d a u g h ter played with Hermosillo's children. Af ter the boy's bir th, Her m o s i l l o b e c a m e w i t h d r a w n and s erio us, she said. M e di n a s a id h i s wi f e wa s hos p it ali zed fo r p os t par t um depr ess ion in Jun e aft er she said s he di dn't want the boy. T he ba b y h a d b e e n d ia g n o se d w ith c ong enit al musc ula r tort i c o l l i s a t wi s t i n g o f t h e ne ck to one side and wore a hel met to hel p cor r ec t h is pla gioce phaly, also know n as f l a t h e a d s y n d r o m e T h e O r a n g e C o u n t y R e g i s t e r r e p o r t e d S t u d i e s s u g g e s t t h at H i s p a n i c w o m e n s u f f e r f r o m sli ghtly higher r ates of pos tpa r t u m d e p r es s i o n b ec au s e m a n y a r e f i r s t g e n e r a t i o n immigran ts and are removed fr om th e social an d cultu ral s u p p o r t s y s t e m s t h a t s u r r o u n d c h i l d b i r t h i n m a n y L a t i n A m e r i c a n c u l t u r e s M o r a l e s s a i d A l a n g u a g e b a r r i e r a l s o p r e v e n t s s o m e immigr ant women fro m getting h elp. Her mos illo 's hus band s aid h i s w i fe to ok m e di c a ti o n af te r he r h o s pi ta li zat i on an d h ad seen a ther apis t fo r th e f irs t time on M onday. L ater t hat d ay, she sco oped up the bab y w hi l e h er h us ba n d w a s w a tc h ing th eir daught ers and l eft t he ir s ec on d-st ory a pa rtme nt PR OSECU T OR S A Y S M OM A W ARE WHEN BAB Y PU SHED T O F ALL T H I S i m a g e p r o v i d e d b y t h e O r a n g e P o l i c e De p a r tm e n t s h o ws S o n i a H e r m o s i l l o w h o w a s a r re s t e d M o nd a y A u g 2 2, 20 1 1 on ch a r g es t ha t sh e a l le g ed l y t o s s e d h e r 7 m o n t h o l d s o n f ro m t h e u p p e r l e v e l o f a p a r k i n g s t ru c ture. The baby is in critical cond itio n at Univ ers ity of Ca lifo rnia Irvine Medical Center. (AP)P L A N T A R F as ciitis ( PL AN-t ur F as e I -tis) is the mos t fr eq uently u s ed ter m for h eel pain. The form atio n of a spur m ay be present bu t does r ep r esent th e c au s e for h eel p ain. Pain felt along th e bot to m (p lan tar) of the fo ot f rom th e h eel a nd exte nding a long t he ar c h of the f o o t T h e p a i n i s o f t e n w o r s e i n t h e m orning and at the end of the d ay. Per so n s e xp e ri e n ci n g t h i s p ro b l e m o f t en a s k, how di d I g et t hi s p r obl em a nd w ha t c ou l d ha v e c a us ed it ? H ow d o I g et r i d o f the pain ? Ove rvie w: Th e f o ot h as a th i ck ba nd of t iss u e calle d th e pla nta r f as ci a which r u n s a cr o ss th e bo t to m (p lan t ar) o f t h e f o o t w h i c h c o n n e c t s y o u r h e e l b o n e ( ca nca ne ou s) t o y ou r t oe s. The p la nt ar fa scia act s li ke a s h o ck ab sorb in g bo ws t rin g su pp ort in g t he a rch i n yo u r f oo t H ow ev er when the tens ion on the bow s t rin g b ec ome s t o o g r e at i t ca n cre at e s m a l l t e a r s i n t h e f a s c i a R e p e t i t i v e s t ress a nd strai n can cau s e t h e fa s ci a to be co me irr it at e d an d i n f la med d e ve lo p i n g w h a t i s r e f e r re d t o a s P l a n t a r F a s c i i t i s SYMPTOMS: Usually develops gradually. May affect just one foot but eventually occur in both simultaneously. A sharp pain in the heel of your foot. (possible spur) D o n t i g no r e an y s i gn o f t hi s c o nd it io n b ec aus e it woul d onl y g et wor s e and ca n hinder your regular activities. CONTRIBUTORS TO PLANTAR FASCIITIS: Age T hi s c on d it io n is more o f t en exper ienc ed be t w een the age s of 40 and 6 0. T hi s i s a r ou nd t he ti m e w he n t he fo ot s t a rts t o age and requir es mor e suppor t. Sex It is more often seen in women than men due to the fact that women wear high heels. High heels worn fre quently can cause your achilles tendon which is attached to your heel to con tract and shorten. SPORTING ACTIVITIES: Lon g d ist an ce ru nn in g, ba lle t d an cing and danc e a er ob i cs ar e am ong s om e of the activities that can contribute to t h e o n se t o f p l a n t a r f a s ci i t i s b e c a u se they plac e a fair a mount of s tre ss on the heel and the attached tissues. O b esi ty : Ex cess we igh t no rmall y o r d u r i n g p r e g n a n c y c a n c a u s e p l a n t a r fa s ciitis. T h e ext r a po und s put stres s on your plantar fascia. Occu pa ti o ns: If y o ur j o b re q ui res a lot of walking or standing on hard sur faces you can be at risk of developing plantar fasciitis. I m pr ope r S hoe s: S hoe s w ith thi n so le s that lack arch support or the ability to absorb shock can cause you to develop plantar fasciitis. SOLUTIONS: If yo u h av e b een ex pe rien cin g p ai n in the heel or arch area of the foot, I u r g e y o u t o s e e k p r o f e s s i o n a l h e l p b e ca u s e i t ca n wo rse n an d a f f e ct t h e e n t i re f o o t a n k l e k n e e s, l o w e r b a c k and even your shoulders. A supportive shoe, combined with proper insert will put your foot in its natural position for walking and s tan ding. Seek help and be pr ope r ly fitte d w ith ar c h s uppor ts to put yo u r b o d y i n ba l an c e a n d re li e ve t h e stress and strain on your plantar fascia. Bernadette D. Gibson, a Board Certified & Licensed Pedorthist, is the proprietor of Foot Solutions, a health and wellness fran chise that focuses on foot care and proper shoe fit, located in the Trinity Plaza, West Bay Street, Nassau. Bahamas www.footsolutions.com/nassau or call 322-3668" www.footsolutions.com/nassau or call 322-3668 (foot). "The views expressed are those of the author and does not necessarily represent those of Foot Solutions Incorporated or any of its subsidiary and/or affiliated com panies. Heel pain syndrome B y B E R N A D E T T E G I B S O NFOOT SOLUTIONS H O M E M A D E B A B Y F O O D S E R V E S U P H E A L T H Y E A T I N G H A B I T S A N D S A V I N G S P R E P P I N G a nd pu ree in g ea sy ev ery da y i ngre di en ts in th e ho me a ls o giv e s yo u the s a tis fac ti on of k nowin g e x a c tl y wh a t i s g o i n g i nt o y o u r b a b y s b e l l y f ro m a v o c a d o a n d g r e e n b e a n s to d i c e d a p p l e s s w e e t p o t a toes and peaches.

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WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDA Y AUGUST 30, 201 1, P AGE 1 1B By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer BEYONCE and Jay-Z's offspring doesn't ev en h a ve a name yet, but i t w as the indis p u ta b le br ea k ou t st a r of S u nd a y' s MTV V id e o M usi c A w ar ds, up sta g in g e v er yo ne e v e n Ka t y Perry's win for video of the year. Perry, who had the most nominations coming i nt o t he s ho w with 10, cam e away wi th three moonman trophies, including video of the y ear for the inspirational c lip "Firewo r k. "I fe el li ke I'm doing s om ething r ig ht w hen I si ng t hat son g ," s aid Perr y, c ons ervati v ely dressed in a cotton-candy pink jacket, a skirt a nd s ome thing best described as a Gr e en Ba y Packers cheesehead decoration. But th e n ight's big news came f rom Beyo nc e, w ho sto le th e show be fore i t e ve n be ga n when she announced on the black carpet that after more than three years of marriage, the d a zz l in g c ou pl e h ad p rod uc e d th e ul ti ma te a l lstar collaboration. Dressed in a loose-fitting, off-t he-should e r red gown, s he c lut c hed the baby bump that so many celeb-watchers had been predicting since the two wed. Later B eyonce performed L ove on T op, a nd if Tw itte r h adn 't alre ad y sprea d the n ew s, her outfit gave clues to her impending mothe rhood; in s t ead of he r typ ica l s e xy ou tfits, s h e dress ed in c ons ervative s pangled t ux but still danced around in her signature stilettos. B e yo nc e d id n' t utt er a w o rd a bo ut th e p reg nancy, but ended t he numb er by t akin g o ff h e r j a c k e t a n d ru b b in g he r s w o ll e n b e l l y ; i n t h e a ud ie nc e, a n el ate d J ay -Z h oot ed a nd c la ppe d for his wife as Kanye West hugged him. In an instant, Beyonce and her soon-to-be c h i l d m a n a g e d t o o v e r s h a d o w t h e n i g h t s ev e n t s L a d y G a ga s m u ch h yp ed o p e n i n g n u m be r d u r i n g w h i ch s h e p e r f o r m e d a s a g r easy, leather -jacketed male a l tere go du ring a perf orm anc e of "You and I ," b ec ame less interesting. So did the evening's meticul o u s l y p l a n n e d wi l d m o m e n t s f r o m N i c k i M i n a j s o r i g a m i l i k e o u t f i t t o a d a n c e o f f b e tw e e n t he me m be rs o f O dd F u tu re a n d J a c k Black, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen. T h e r e w a s o n e a p p a r e n t l y u n s c r i p t e d m o m e n t d u r i n g J a y Z s p e r f o r m a n c e w i t h K any e W est o f "O t i s o f f their cha r t-toppi ng joi nt al bu m "Watch the T h ro ne." N ear t he e nd of the s o ng, some one tried to wa lk on the sta ge, b ut w as quic kly a ppreh ende d b y a crew mem be r as a be mu s ed Ja yZ lo ok ed on I t w as the sec ond time J ay-Z had someo ne wa lk o n u na nn o u n c e d du r i ng a n MT V p e r fo r m a nc e ; two years ago, it was Lil Mama. Br it n e y S p ea r s ca p t u r ed t h e n i gh t s f i r s t award, for best pop video, and later was honoured with an MTV Video Vanguard award for her visual legacy. Lady Gaga, sticking to her gender-switch shtick, leered at Spears as she paid tribute to her. "S he' s a p op music leg en d, an d th e ind ustry w o uld not b e th e sam e w i th out her ," Gaga said. "I us e d t o h a ng pictur es of her on my wall and touch myself when I was in bed." Later, Gaga fished for a kiss, but as Spears leaned in, she quickly pulled back, reminding viewers, "I've done that before." T he s h o w a t t h e N o k ia T h e a t re i n L o s A n g e l e s h a d n o o f f i ci a l h o s t t h o u g h co m e d i a n Kevin Hart delivered an opening monologue a n d w a s f e at u re d i n a s e rie s o f v i gn e tt e s du ri n g the show. Ad e le ha d p e rh ap s th e h ig h li g ht o f th e n i gh t as the seven-time nominee delivered a powerf ul ly und er st ate d per fo rm ance of "So meo n e Li k e Y ou o ff h e r to pse ll i ng "2 1 a l b um C h r i s B r o w n a l so w o w e d w i th a n a e r ia l n u m b e r, soa rin g a bov e th e c row d i n be tw e en h ig hstepping choreography. Russell Brand provided the evening's rare poignant moment during a tribute to his late friend, Amy Wine h ouse, w ho died a month ago after struggling for years with drug and a lc oh ol ab use. B ran d urge d peo ple t o re me mber the 27-year-old for her music, and urged others suffering to get help. "A lo t of peop le jus t get the di seas e, not ma n y p eo p le ge t t he in cr ed i bl e ta l en t t ha t Amy was blessed with," said Brand, who succ e ssf ul ly b a ttl e d dru g a dd ic ti on hi mse lf Let 's r em em be r the re i s a sol ut ion .. th at so lu tio n is available."PER R Y WIN S T OP A W A RD BUT BEY O NCE BAB Y T OPS SHOW BERLIN Associated Press G E R M A N C h a n c e l l o r A ng el a Me rke l ha s rec l ai me d h er s t atus as the w orld 's m ost p o w e rfu l w o m a n, w it h F or be s maga zin e hai li ng h er as t he E urope an Uni on's 'undi s p uted' leader. A c c o r d i n g t o t h e l i s t r e l e a s e d T h u r s d ay M e r k e l b u m p e d U S f i r s t l a d y M ic h e l le Ob a m a f ro m th e to p s p ot r e c l a i mi n g a p o si ti o n s h e h e l d f r o m 2 0 0 6 t o 2 0 0 9 despite dropping poll ratings for Merkel at home. F o r b es p r a i s e d t h e ch a n c el lor as the he ad of the on e r e a l g l o b a l e c o n o m y i n Eu r o p e w h o i s s e e k i n g t o "stabilize EU debt and keep t h e 1 7 m e m b e r e u r o z on e u n i fied." Mer ke l spokesman Steffen S e i b e rt a p p e a re d t o d o w n p l a y the listing, saying in a tweet Thursday it was to be taken mor e l ightl y t han "s eriou sly p o l i t i ca l l y M e r k e l h er s e l f did not comment. N o. 2 o n th e F or be s li st w a s U S S e c r e t a ry o f S t a t e H i l l a r y Clinton, lauded for "advanci ng U. S. i nte r e sts and p oli ci es ove rs ea s an d p us hi ng wo men's issues, development and ed u cat i o n t o t h e t o p o f t he f o r e i g n p o l i c y a g e n d a Michelle Obama dropped to No. 8. O t h e r t o p i n t e r n a t i o n a l wo m e n m a k i n g t h e l i s t a r e B r a z i l i a n P r e s i d e n t D i l m a Rousseff at No. 3 and Christ i n e L a g a r d e t h e f o r m e r French finance minister who now heads the International Monetary Fund, making her debut at No. 9. The youngest of the power women, coming in at No. 11, i s 2 5 y e a r o l d e n t e r t a i n e r L a d y G a g a k n o w n f o r h e r e ye -grab bing red c arpe t fa shi on a nd ab il ity to ra ise m on e y to fight HIV/AIDS. Merkel's return to the top o f t h e F o r b e s w o m e n l i s t comes months after she was a w a r d e d t h e P r e s i d e n t i a l Me d al o f Fre e do m w it h a fo rm a l d i n n e r a t t h e W h i t e House in June. On Wednesd a y t h e e a s t e r n c i t y o f M a g d e b u r g b e s t o w e d h e r wi t h a l oc al a wa r d f o r p r o m otin g und ersta ndi ng a mon g Europe's various nations. Yet the string of accolades h a s d o n e l i t t l e t o s t o p Mer kel 's dr op in p opu lar ity a m o n g v o t e r s A p o l l l a s t week for ARD public broad cas t e r f ou n d 5 5 p er ce n t o f Germans saying they had little c onfid enc e in t h e cha nce llor. T h e f e e l i n g i n h e r o w n C h rist ia n De m oc ra ti c Pa rty is n o t m u c h b e t t e r. Me r k e l s f or m er m e n t o r e x Ch a n ce l l o r Helmut Kohl, said this week: I a sk my se l f w h e re G e rm a n y s t a n d s t o d a y a n d w h e r e i t w ants to go." The blunt c omm e n t s w e r e w i d e l y s e e n a s criticism of Merkel, although h e d i d n t s p e c i f i c a l l y n am e her. M e r k e l h a s a l s o h a d t o w ork to rally enoug h support t o p a s s t h e l a t e s t r o u n d o f eurozone rescue measures in parliament. F o r b e s a n n u a l l y s e l e c t s w o me n w h o it b e li e v e s a re i n the mid dle of Richt erregis t er i ng ev en t s b as i n g d eci sions on a variety of factors, ranging from wealth to politi c s t o th eir imp act o n so ciety. M e r k e l h a s b e e n h e a v i l y involved in efforts to resolve the European debt crisis.Angelique Sabrina is a mature, focused and determined thirteen year old, Bahamian, singer/songwriter, who has loved music as long as she can remember. She has taken piano lessons from the age of six, played recorder and flute in school, taken drum lessons with Kevin Dean and, after picking up and teaching herself the guitar, she loved it so much that she asked her parents to get formal training with Pat Carey of the Grammy Award winning group, Bahamen.H e r t r u e p a s s i o n h o w e v e r r e s t s wi t h s in g in g S he ha s lo v ed t o si ng fo r a s lo ng as s he ca n r em em be r a nd s a ys : I gr e w u p a ro u nd th is p a ssi on lo v e a n d c re a ti v it y f or m u sic i t s so m et hi n g t ha t h a s be e n pa sse d o n t o m e m e n t a l ly a n d g e n e ti c a ll y I t s i n m y b l oo d. 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S h e e n c o u r a g e s h e r p e e r s t o a l w a y s d o w h a t y ou l ov e f ol lo w yo ur d re am s, c rea t e y ou r own resour c es de velop a suppor t s y s tem and ask for gu ida nc e bec a use tha t is how y ou w i l l g e t ah e a d i n li fe V i sit he r w e bsi te a n g e l i q u e s a b r i n a c o m Kn o w a n o t h e r f a b u l o u s t e e n e m a i l u s a t f e a tures@tribunemedia.net and she could be the next You Go Girl BE YO N C E a r ri v e s a t t h e M T V V i d e o M u s i c A wa rd s o n S u n d a y A u g 2 8 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP) Merkel back atop Forbes' power ful women list IN THIS Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 f i l e p h o t o G e r m a n C h a n c el l o r A n g e l a M e r k e l s m i l e s a t t h e beginning of t he weekly board me eting of the G e r m an Christia n Democratic pa r ty in Berlin, Germany. Merkel has reclaimed he r status of the world's mos t power ful woman, according to For bes m agaz i ne w hi ch ha iled h e r a s t h e E u r o p e a n U n i o n s "'undisputed' leader." (AP) AngeliqueSabrina SPOTLIGHT ON ANGELIQUE Sabrina is a mature, focused and determined 13-year old, Bahamian, singer/songwriter, who has loved music as long as she can remember.

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THE TRIBUNE SECTION B TUESD A Y A UGUST 30, 2011 From Beyonce flaunting her baby bump to Lady Gaga dressed in drag, there were a lot of celebs that stepped out on the red carpet in their best/worst at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Lets take a look.ADELEJeffarah says: Where she going with this long dress with stockings at the VMAs? And this hair style reminds me of Hair Spray. Alesha says: I LOVE Adele's voice and everything but this right here is not cute! Is this a funeral or what!?BEYONCEJeffarah says: Just lovely. Can't wait to see the "love growing inside of her". Alesha says: I still can't get over the fact that QUEEN B is actually preggos. Man, she is just glowing in this beautiful floor length burnt orange dress, just beautiful!BRITT ANY SPEARSJeffarah says: Remember when Brittany bald her head? Well this is much worse than that! Alesha says: I don't like it, moving right along!JERSEY SHORE GIRLSJeffarah says: LOL besides them looking like they shopped out of a flee market, what are they even doing at the awards show? Alesha says: Well I am a huge Jersey Shore fan and I love Snooks and J wow ,BUT these dresses are screaming "thrift shop." Dena please bury this ugly dress!KA TY PERR YJeffarah says: I love Katy Perry's ensemble. Very cute! Oh and I espe cially love her hair. Alesha says: Man these shoes are the business! Katy always comes up with the cutest ideas.KELL Y ROWLAND Jeffarah says: Now she get all that fame from Motivation she all over the place. But Kelly looks fine. Don't know if I like the dress so much. Alesha says: Kelly looks very nice, and those red bottoms are banging!LADY GAGAJeffarah says: Lady Gaga just makes me sick. Her entire performance was disturbing and she should have at least changed this dirty shirt. Alesha says: *smt* Lady Gaga or "Joe" looked foolish ALL NIGHT throughout the ENTIRE show! A complete mess!LIL W A YNEJeffarah says: His pants was too tight thats why it only stopped under his bottom. Its bad enough that these pants are tight but they are LEOPARD too! Alesha says: Weezy jumping up and down the stage in these TIGHT no circulation pants was NOT COOL!MILEY CYRUSJeffarah says: I love Miley's dress she looks gorgeous! Alesha says: Miley is definitely growing up, she looks very mature and elegant in this nice number.NICKI MINAJJeffarah says: Oh Nicki I think this Lady Gaga look is getting played out Alesha says: GARBAGE!SELENA GOMEZJeffarah says: I love the cape thing going on with this dress but I think the top is too fussy! Alesha says: Im a Selena fan but this dress is just not it. VIDEO MUSIC A W ARDS F ASHION POLICE nicki MINAJ kelly ROWLAND miley CYRUS katy PERRY jersey shore GIRLS

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THE TRIBUNE SECTION E TUESD A Y A UGUST 30, 2011 INSIDE TRAK TTUURRNN TTOO 22EE......TTUURRNN TTOO 33EE......TTUURRNN TTOO 44EE...... PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS OF ATHLETES AT THE IAAF WORLDSDONALD THOMAS TO BEGIN HIGH JUMP TITLE QUESTUSAIN BOL TS FALSE START GIVES GRIFFITH SOME RELIEFBROWN, MILLER AND PINDER FALL SHORT IN THE 400M SEMISDOUBLEAMPUTEE PISTORIUS FAILS TO QUALIFY TTUURRNN TTOO 55EE..TTUURRNN TTOO 77EE...... 13th IAAF World Championships GOLDEN GIRL: Carmelita Jeter (inset) of the US celebrates winning gold in the 100m final Monday. (AP Photos) SEE FULL STORY AND MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 8E By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.netDAEGU, South Korea Her job has been an easy one. As the only woman on the coaching staff, Dianne Woodside has the responsibility of taking care of Anthonique Strachan, her high school prodigy. As a former athlete herself, Woodside said the experience has been quite a rewarding one, considering that she gets to do something that she truly likes. "Just to see all of the athletes that you usually see on television and being here and the camaraderie of the athletes coming together and getting along and chilling out together, it's been a rewarding one," she stated. Having had the chance to nurture and groom Strachan during her high school days at St Augustine's College, Woodside said she has to report that Strachan has been training really hard and is looking very good going into Thursday's preliminary rounds of the 200 metres. I THINK SHE WILL DO VERY WELL Striking gold S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 5 5 E E By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.netDAEGU, South Korea Head coach Fritz Grant said the coaching staff couldnt be more pleased with Team Bahamas performance so far at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics. Although Adrian Griffith got disqualified for a false start in the heats of the men's 100 metres and Bianca 'BB' Stuart just missed out on advancing to the final of the women's long jump, Grant said the performances of Sheniqua 'Q' Ferguson in the women's 100 metres and the trio of Demetrius Pinder, Ramon Miller and Chris 'Fireman' Brown in the men's 400 metres have really inspired the team. "The false start by Adrian was a bit disappointing, but in track and field, you have your ups and downs," Grant said. "This is the highest level of competition in track and field and whatever performances we get out of our ath letes, we have to be quite pleased. We would have liked for Bianca to advance to the final in the long jump, but she just fell short at the end. COA CHING ST AFF PLEASED WITH TEAM B AHAMAS SO FAR S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 4 4 E E

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SPORTS PAGE 2E, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS 13th IAAF World Championships Photos courtesy of Getty Images IN FLIGHT: Bianca Stuart competes in the long jump during the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. She ended up 17th overall with a leap of 6.44m. ON THE RUN: Demetrius Pinder in the 400m. He finished 15th overall with a time of 45.87s. ON TRACK: Ramon Miller (also top left) competes in the 400m. He was 16th overall with a time of 45.88 seconds.

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea Donald Thomas quest to regain his title that he won in 2007 in Osaka, Japan, will begin today when he enters the qualifying round of the men's high jump as the 14th of 17 competitors in Group A. He will be joined by Trevor Barry, who will be the 10th of 17 competitors in Group B.(see story below)The automatic qualifying height is 2.31 metres (7-feet, 7-inches) or the 12 best performances will advance to Thursday's final. Thomas, better known as "the Juice" to his Bahamian fans and "the Sky Walker" on the international scene, is back with his coach Jerry Clayton, who guided him to the world title in Osaka when he made his debut at the worlds. The change came after he failed to advance to the final in 2009 in Berlin, Germany. "I am just trying to get through qualifications," said Thomas as he and Clayton went through a light workout yesterday at the training facility in the Games Village. "I had some good training sessions leading up to this, so I'm feeling good and just taking it one day at a time. "Qualification is first and that is where our focus is right now." Thomas, the 27-year-old former basketball player who turned to high jump on a dare from a friend when he was enrolled at Lindenwood College, said Clayton certainly helps to bring out the best in him by giving him the motivation and confidence that he didn't have in the last two years. "That makes a big difference," Thomas said. Clayton said from the time he took Thomas under his wing in 2007 when he went to Auburn University to con tinue his studies, he knew that he had a gem. After a brief break, they reunited last November and he has been quite impressed with the way Thomashas approached his preparation to this season. "He looks good. He had some good meets, including an awesome performance at Nationals," Clayton said. "We spent the last three weeks working on his approach and from what I've seen, he looks like he's ready. He just needs to go out there and do it." Judging from what he saw at the previous worlds, Clayton said Thomas will have to be almost perfect in his clearance during the qualifying round in order to set himself up for a real shot at winning another medal in the final. "He's looking good. He's been working hard and his confidence level is high," Clayton said. "So all he has to do is go out there and put everything that we've been working on in practice into perfection on the day and he should be all right." So far, Thomas said he's relaxed and prepared because he has also been enjoying life in the Games Village. "I've been training since I got here. I haven't been to the stadium yet, so I don't know what the atmosphere is like there," he said. "We are just working on fine tuning and getting everything ready before I step out in the stadi um. But everything will work out well tomorrow. Hopeful ly, I will get into the final." The national champion, who has proven to be a "big time performer," said he's just eager to get out and compete. "This is the first World Championships that I showed up so healthy, so I'm looking forward to competing," he said. Thomas comes in as the reigning Commonwealth and Central American and Caribbean double champion, having won both titles last year as he began his come back towards regaining his form as the world champion in 2007. He has done a season's best of 2.32m (7-7 1/4), which is shy of his personal best of 2.35m (7-81/2). SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 3E 13th IAAF World Championships The Juice to begin high jump title quest By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea To pass the time, Trevor Barry said he's trying to enjoy all of the facilities that the organisers have to offer at the Games Village. But yet still he's anxious to get out and compete today in the quali fying round of the men's high jump at the colourful Daegu Stadium. "My training has been going well and now I'm just anxious to compete," he stated. "I've been enjoying the facilities and trying to pass the time until I get ready to compete." Caught up in the Games Village where he was playing a video game to relax himself yesterday, Barry is scheduled to be the 10th out of 13 competitors in action in Group B. He will be joining national champion Donald Thomas the 1997 champion from Osaka, Japan, will be the 14th out of 17 competitors in Group A. (see story above)In order to advance to Thursday's final, they will have to either surpass the automatic qualifying height of 2.31 metres (7-feet, 7-inch es), or be one of the top 12 performers. He goes into the competition with a season and personal best of 2.29m (7-6). "The plan is to make the final and then take it from there," said Barry, who is coming in as the Bahamas national, Commonwealth Games and Central American and Caribbean Championships' runner-up behind Thomas. "I'm really looking forward to it." This is the second appearance for 28-year-old Barry, who made his worlds debut in Berlin, Germany, in 2009 where he finished eighth in his group, failing to advance to the final. But unlike his previous senior international meets, Barry will be competing with out his coach, Keith Parker, who suffered a case of the dengue fever and was unable to make the trip here. Parker was also honoured by the IAAF as a recipient of the Veteran's Pin. Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations' treasurer Laura Charlton accepted it on his behalf. "We've been communicat ing through the e-mail and on Skype," Barry noted. "So it's like he's still here. I know I would have preferred to have him here in person. But every time that I go out to the training facilities, I just think about all of the things that he has instilled in me." Barry, who didn't advance out of the qualifying round of the World Indoors in Doha last year, said he's definitely looking forward to accomplishing his goal of getting on the podium here, with or without Parker guiding him through the competition in the stadium. MY TRAINING HAS BEEN GOING WELL AND NOW IM JUST ANXIOUS TO COMPETE TREVOR BARRY (in action above) is anxious to compete in the qualifying round of the high jump today. REST TIME: Trevor Barry plays a video game in the Daegu Games Village. DONALD THOMAS (in action above) enters the qualifying round of the high jump as the 14th of 17 competitors in Group A.

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SPORTS PAGE 4E, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS 13th IAAF World Championships By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea Adrian Griffith said he knew a lot of people would get down on him for his false start that eliminated him from further competition in the first round of the men's 100 metres at the 13th IAAF World Championships on Saturday. But two days later, Griffith felt a bit relieved after he watched world record holder Usain Bolt miss the opportunity to defend his title in the final before a packed crowd of 30,000 plus fans at the Daegu Stadium when he also fell victim to the new IAAF rule that forces the athlete who false started to vacate his spot. "I really think the rule sucks and they need to get rid of it," said a calmer Griffith on Monday as he went through a light workout session on the training track inside the Games Village. "I knew that this was going to be a good opportunity for me to get through the rounds. I was feeling that good." Griffith, the 26-year-old national champion, admitted that the disqualification has given him a new respect for the rules and regulations of the sport. The new rule was made on August 12, 2009, at the 47th IAAF Congress in Berlin, Germany. Delegates from IAAF member federations were asked to consider the following proposal: Except in combined events, any athlete responsible for a false start shall be disqualified. In combined events, only one false start per race shall be allowed without disqualification of the athlete(s) responsible for the false start. Any athlete(s) making further false starts in the race shall be disqualified from the race. The vote was approved after 97 members voted yes and 55 voted no. At the 43rd IAAF Congress in Edmonton, Canada, on August 1, 2001, delegates from IAAF member federations were asked to consider the following proposal: To allow only one false start per race in events up to and including the 400m. Any athlete subsequently false starting will be disqualified immediately. It was also agreed that this rule would not be introduced until January 1, 2003, to allow for a significant period of adaptation by com petitors. It was approved with a vote of 81 yes and 74 no. Prior to the Edmonton decision, the false start rule had given athletes the right to make one false start and they were disqualified for a subsequent false start. However, it's a rule that many feel the IAAF will have to review after Bolt and defending women's 400 champion Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain were both disqualified. As for Griffith, he intends to put it behind him, although he knows that it's something that he will have to deal with whenever he faces the Bahamian public, who had expected him to advance at least to the semifinal. "I had two days to deal with it here and now I'm ready to move on," he said. He immediately got back into training mode at the Games Village and noted that he will continue until he leaves with the rest of the team on September 5. Once he takes a short break, he said he intends to get ready for the Pan American Games that will be held in Mexico in October. "Hopefully, I can go there and have a much better performance than I did here," he said. Bolt, on the other hand, finally released a statement yesterday after he had refused to go through the mixed zone where he had to answer questions from the press following his disqualification. He was clearly upset with the false start, taking off his shirt before the officials singled his lane for the violation. "Firstly, I would like to congratulate my team-mate Yohan Blake and the other athletes who won the medals," said Bolt of Blake, who won the gold medal in 9.92 seconds. American Walter Dix clocked 10.08 for the silver and veteran Kim Collins 10.09 for the bronze. "Of course I am extremely disappointed not to have the chance to defend my title due to the false start. I was feeling great through the rounds and was ready to run fast in the final. I worked very hard to get ready for this championships and things were looking good," he said. However, Bolt said he has to move on and not dwell on the past. He said he's just going to get ready for the 200 on Friday and the 4 x 100 before he focuses on the few remaining meets to end the season. No doubt, the false start rule was one of the hot topics in just about every circle that you went in. At the Games Village, some of our athletes gave their view on it. "Ever before and prior to last night, I was thinking that they need to go back to how it was last year. One false start and that's it," she said. "Some things, not out of negligence, you're under pressure and when you're under pressure some people flinch or they move. Before, you got a chance to re-set and get back to run. "In my humble opinion, unfortunately they don't listen to the people in the media, so it takes Bolt for them to see that we want them to change the rules back," said Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie as she waits for her first appearance here in the women's 200 metres on Thursday. "Now if they had that one false start, he would have been able to come back, resettle and run the race. So sometimes, it takes some things to go to that extreme for them to realize that they need to listen to the athletes. He's the major player in the game and now that it happened to him, hopefully they will reconsider it." As one of the few veteran sprinters left in the sport today, Ferguson-McKenzie said she tries not to get caught up in the false start, but really tries her best to react at the crack of the gun. Said Anthonique Strachan, the rookie who is preparing to make her worlds debut in the 200 on Friday: "I don't really care because I don't get out of my blocks. It does n't affect me. I am totally into it because that is their race and this is my race." Michael Mathieu, who has dropped from the 400 to concentrate on the 200 this year, said he agrees that the IAAF should change back the rule. "That don't make no sense," he said. "I don't feel as though someone should only have one chance. We have a lot of people who train for so long for this meet and one false start and they are out. That sucks. I don't think that makes any sense." As a new competitor in the 200 on the international scene, Mathieu said he has to be concerned when he steps out on the track on Thursday. He noted that he's definitely going to make sure that his blocks are set properly and he waits in anticipa tion of the gun before he takes off. Bolts false start gives Griffith some relief ADRIAN GRIFFITH gets a starting block ready for training. DISQUALIFIED: Jamaicas Usain Bolt takes off his jersey after being disqualified for a false start. (AP) COA CHING STAFF HAPPY WITH TEAM BAHAMAS SO FAR "But we were encouraged by the performances of Sheniqua and the three guys in the 400. It would be good for us if all of them can advance through to the next round. Whatever they do, I'm sure their performances will set the tone for what we are anticipating from the rest of the team." Still waiting to compete are Donald Thomas and Trevor Barry, who will be in action today, along with the final of the men's 400. After an off day of competition Wednesday, the action will pick back up on Thursday when Debbie FergusonMcKenzie, Anthonique Strachan and Nivea Smith all compete in the qualifying round of the women's 200 heats and semifinals. In addition, Raymond Higgs goes in the qualifying round of the men's long jump, the men's 4 x 400 con test the qualifying round and the final of the men's high jump will take place. Included in the pool of competitors for the men's relay are Avard Moncur, Latoy Williams and Andrae Williams. They will join Pinder, Miller and Brown. Although he's battling for a spot in the final of the 200, Mathieu said he hopes that he's not counted out for a spot in the 4 x 4 relay because he has come pre pared to run in both events. On Friday, it's the heats and semifinals of the men's 200, the men's triple jump qualifying and the final of the men's long jump and 4 x 400 relay. Then on Saturday, the final of the men's 200 will be staged. The meet will conclude on Sunday with the final of the men's triple jump and both the heat and final of the women's 4 x 100 relay. That team is expected to comprise of the combo of Sheniqua Ferguson, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Anthonique Strachan, Nivea Smith, Cache Armbrister and Bianca Stuart.Pleased"I'm very, very pleased with the expectations for the Bahamian athletes," Grant said. "After we take the break on Wednesday, hopefully everybody will be able to come back even stronger and more geared up for the final stretch to the completion of the championships." Team manager Ralf McKinney, who took members of the Bahamian press on a tour of the Games Village yesterday, noted that the athletes have for the most part confined themselves to just the training facilities and relaxing indoors until they are ready to compete. He noted, however, that everything the athletes need is in the Games Village to keep them occupied in their spare time. Touring the facilities, it was obvious that who wasn't resting comfortably in their room or the lounge area in the housing complex on floors seven to nine were either going through light workouts and taking advantage of some of the amenities available such as the computer lab or the game room. There is also a huge dining room for lunch. It was certainly a worth while trip to the Games Village to view the athletes home away from home. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard and his wife, and sports director Timothy Munnings a former competitor in the worlds on the men's 4 x 400 relay team are expected to visit the athletes on Wednesday during the off day of competition. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E TEAM MANAGER Ralf McKinney (wearing hat) with Demetrius Pinder (far left) Ramon Miller (far right) and Raymond Higgs (standing)

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net DAEGU, South Korea Some things were just not meant to be. Three Bahamian male competitors, in their bid to make it an historic night at the 13th IAAF World Championships Monday, struggled to get through their quarter-final rounds, leaving the Bahamas without an entry in a lane for tonight's final. Up first in heat one running out of lane seven, Ramon Miller couldn't get ahead of the field of competitors and had to settle for fifth in 45.88 seconds. Chris Fireman Brown followed in lane two, but was beaten out at the tape for what could have been an automatic berth. His time of 45.43 placed him third. And also running out of lane two, national champion Demetrius Pinder only caught one competitor but was passed by the same competi tor. He ended up seventh in 45.87. When the final tabulations were done, Brown missed his first appear ance in the worlds since 2005 by three spots, Miller fell short in his second straight appearance by eight spots and Pinder, in his debut, was just one place better than Miller at 15th. Of the three, the long walk off the track and through the tunnel to meet the press was a long and gruelling one for Brown. "I was disappointed, but I still have to give the Lord all praise and credit for coming out healthy," he said. "I didn't even realize that the guy was right there at the line. I did what I was supposed to do, but it just didn't happen." Brown, 32, was referring to the fact that he came off the final curve and into the home stretch neck-andneck with Nery Barnes of Croatia in lane two as they trailed Kirani James of Grenada. However, as James surged ahead for the win, Brown went with him. But on the outside in lane seven, Virgin Islands' Tabarie Henry had a little more in reserve as he sneaked past Brown at the finish line for second in 45.53. "I really didn't see him. I didn't even know he was there," Brown said. "I am disappointed, very. It went as I expected. I felt the times could have been faster. It felt good in my warm-ups. But it's the slowest time I ran all season, so I'm highly disappointed in that. I can't believe it." Mentally, Brown said he was prepared to run three days back-toback and he was right there in a position to get into the final. "I ran a bad race. I didn't see the guy when he dipped me out, so I'm very disappointed," he said. Brown, the 32-year-old veteran, said he will now have to regroup and get ready for the relays that start Thursday with the heats. But he indicated that he will have to take a couple days to get over his performance in the 400. "I wasn't prepared for that," he said. "I just have to put this one behind me and move forward." Miller, on the other hand, admitted that he had a bad race. "I didn't execute my race plan," he said. "I didn't get out as fast as I wanted to. But hey, I'm healthy. Thank God for that." Competing just ahead of defending champion LaShawn Merritt in lane seven, Miller said that after he was caught by the American, he stayed with his game plan instead of going after him. Merritt won the race in 44.76, followed by Kevin Borlee of Belgium, the other qualifier in 45.02. "Hopefully, I have the relay to focus on, so let's see how that goes," said the 24-year-old national championship runner-up. In making his debut, Pinder said he will have to chalk up his performance to a "learning experience." "I tried to do what I could, but it just wasn't my day," he said. "I gave it everything that I had, so I won't say anything went wrong. It just wasn't my night. Everybody has their season, it just wasn't mine." The Texas University graduate, running from the inside in lane one, was only able to catch Pavel Trenikhin of Russia on the back stretch of his heat. Coming off the final curve and on the home stretch, Trenikhin was able to accelerate past Pinder to pick up sixth place. The 22-year-old Pinder held off South Africas Oscar Pistorius for seventh place. "I gave it the best I could and that is what I came up with," he said. "We gave it our all. We just all fell short." Pinder said they are just going to put everything in God's hands as they regroup and get ready for the 4 x 400 relay. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011, PAGE 5E 13th IAAF World Championships PUSHING HARD: Shown (l-r) are Jamaal Torrance of the US, Britain's Martyn Rooney, Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer, and Bahamas' Chris Brown in the 400m semifina Monday. (AP Photos) Brown, Miller and Pinder fall short in the 400m semifinals CRUISE CONTROL: LaShawn Merritt of the US crosses the finish line ahead of Bahamas Ramon Miller in the 400m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships on Monday. I THINK SHE WILL DO VERY WELL "She's ready to run and she's just waiting to get her final instructions as to what she needs to do," Wood side said. "I think she will do very well. I think she will definitely PR (personal best) and make it through some of the rounds. "Once she puts her race together, she's going to do some good stuff. She's going to surprise everybody. I think people know her before she knew them. People have been com ing up to her and telling her 'oh you're the Anthonique Strachan.' So I expect some good things from her. I think the Bahamas expects some good things from her. I think she will surprise a lot of people." Woodside, the president of the Coaches Association in the Bahamas, said Strachan and the other female team members have been getting along very great, even though she's the youngest member of the team. But once they are all done with their individual events, they can turn their attention on the 4 x 100 relay. As the first female to represent the Bahamas on the coaching staff at this level, Woodside said she's really honoured to be here, but she knew it would only be a matter of time before someone made the breakthrough. Fortunately, she was the one to do it. "I think everyone has their season," she said. "Sooner or later, the women would catch up. I'm just glad that they got started with me. I guess I'm going to be a motivation to other females. It's not an easy job being a female with a family." As a mother of a five-year-old daughter, Woodside said she is challenged by the notion that a "mother shouldn't be away from their chil dren" for such a long period. But although this trip is going to be about 20 days long, she is still in touch with her daughter at least twice a day via the Internet. "That's a help, but it's very difficult for women," she said. With a few names to mention like Tonique Williams-Darling, Pauline Davis-Thompson and maybe even Chandra Sturrup, Woodside said she could see women taking their role as a coach on the senior international level in the future. She's just glad that she has been the pace setter. COACH DIANNE WOODSIDE F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E


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