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1) Too much indoors and a lack of stimulation leads to a decrease in blood flow and a sluggish scalp, thereby creating a scale-like build-up, leading to hair loss if left unchecked:
Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning can force you to evacuate your schools, neighbourhood or even confine you to your home.
You’d be hard pressed to find a single Trinbagonian kitchen that did not possess a tawa. From the Hindustani word meaning “iron plate”, tawas are flat, circular griddles made of metal that are used for cooking flat breads like the various types of roti and roast-bakes. The first tawas in T&T were used in earthen fireplaces called chulhas that would crumble each rainfall and need regular leepaying (plastering) with fresh clay. The tawa would sit atop a well stoked fire and dough flattened with a bilna (rolling pin) would be placed on top of it to cook. When it was time to flip the dough a simtah, or tong-like utensil, would be used, although the most skilful roti-makers would use swift and nimble hands and never be burned! However, the hallmark of a true tawa-master is in their ability to sakay—the tawa is pulled slightly off the fire and the partially cooked dough is made to face the direct flames! This makes the dough swell and some even let it get a nice toasting. Today little of these techniques has changed.
As the saying goes “the only constant is change”. Even though change is inevitable, it does not make it any easier for us to accept. Big changes such as a divorce, death of a loved one or loss of a job can be difficult for many adults to cope with. These changes are especially difficult for our children whose young brains are still developing. While they may not be able to express verbally that they are having difficulty with a change, you may be able to recognize it by their reactions and changes in emotions.
The systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus as it is commonly called is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This disease is a multi-organ disease which can affect the skin, joints, kidneys and brain, just to name a few. Although the cause of lupus is not clear, it is believed to be linked to factors such as genetic, environmental, hormonal and even certain medicines.
We may seldom step outside the box of our reality to notice, but over the past three decades, there have been major focusing events that have changed the way we live our lives. From 9/11 to Covid-19, we can no longer say such events we have only read about in our history books. We’ve actually lived through these events that have changed our lives and for future generations to come. For the past five months during this Covid-19 pandemic, Public Health measures to prevent infection spread, that have existed with the public being unaware of them, now form the basis on which we live our lives. It is indeed an uncomfortable position to exist in, but if we do not learn from this experience, mankind’s future looks quite bleak.
The single most common excuse I hear from people is “I don’t have enough time to work out.” Let’s do this together, very simple math, seven days in a week, twenty-four hours in a day, which means there are 168 hours in a week. So, let’s just say for debate sake you work seven days a week eight hours shift, that’s 56 hours, you sleep eight hours, that’s another 56 hours, so we are 112 hours. You commute back and forth to work for let’s say two hours, now we are up to 114h hours. Ok so now you are going to give me the second degree dance about grocery shopping, running errands and family time. Ok! Let’s back up a bit and take three hours per week to do your grocery, we are now at one hundred and seventeen 117 hours. Clearly family time is paramount so you can take 40 hours out of your busy week to bond with the family, this brings us to 157 hours. Now you are left with eleven hours for errands but still the excuse hovers over your head and you have no time to take care of your health. Instead, you are going to spend the money you have been working so hard for at the doctor’s office because you don’t feel too good.
The timing couldn’t be more appropriate. The action, perfectly synced. It’s almost as though the Universe called on Caribbean singers like Isasha, Turbulence, Capleton and others of the reggae music movement, to speak up.
It may have been a famous saying of Hippocrates, but it is also the motto by which Dr Joel Teelucksingh lives.
The world was spun upside down and just as construction workers were in the process of laying down the foundation of the Highlanders Steel Orchestra’s new pan theatre, when Covid-19 struck a hateful chord, tuning out a closure of what was considered non-essential business including construction.
Since their arrival in 1845, East Indians, not only within T&T, but throughout the West Indies, have made and continue to make an indelible mark on all spheres of life: the arts, academia, politics, culture and more. Throughout the decades, the contributions of the East Indian community have become part of our mainstream culture and have added further character and distinction to our multi-ethnic artistic expressions.
San Fernando Mayor and CEO of Caribbean Airlines Skiffle Steel Orchestra Junia Regrello initiated a humanitarian effort to assist members of Southern Marines Steel Orchestra with food hampers. This has come about in the band’s time of need since the crisis of the worldwide pandemic COVID-19 has left many families without.
In this harsh economic time, members of the United National Congress (UNC) Toco/ Sangre Grande executive decided to honour mothers. One of the recipients was centenarian Mathar Farria of Church Street, Matura.
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