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Preity G Zinta: I almost died in 2004 tsunami

first_imgOn December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami struck the coasts of the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,30,000 people in 14 countries. At the time, Preity GZinta was holidaying with her friends in Phuket, which was badly hit by the waves.At the India Today Conclave East 2018, Preity recounted her near-death experience. “I almost died in the tsunami. I was in Phuket. Most of my closest friends passed away in that. I’m the only one who survived. God bless their souls. It was a tough time,” she said.The horrific incident became a major turning point in Preity’s life. “I came back thinking, ‘Why did I survive?’ So I thought I should do what I really want to do with my life,” she said, adding that it was after this that she decided to venture into the Indian Premier League.”I met Lalit Modi at the Bravery Awards. I was the brand ambassador and his family was involved with that. We sat down for coffee later, and I told him that I want to have a sports school. It was my dad’s and my dream. I didn’t realise that you need to have Rs 1000 crore to ave a sports school!” she revealed.Preity added, “When the IPL was being bid for, he called me and asked, ‘Why don’t you do this?’ Everyone said no, but I’m a visual person. I thought to myself, ‘Can I see this? Yes, I can.'”ALSO SEE: Salman Khan’s friend Preity Zinta rushes to Jodhpur to visit him in jailadvertisementlast_img read more

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NAT Secures Another Time Charter Deal

first_imgzoom Bermuda-based Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has reached a time charter agreement for one of its Suezmax vessels with an oil major British Petroleum (BP).The company informed that the deal was signed for a period of two years, adding that the contract’s “minimum rate is well above our cash break-even level with an index linked formula providing for upside potential to NAT.”The parties did not reveal the name of the vessel in question, nor the agreed charter rate for the period.NAT’s ship is set to start working under the contract in mid-September.The latest charter contract come only weeks after the company reached separate time charter agreements with Shell, ExxonMobil and other major oil companies both in the West and in the East.NAT has now five vessels on longer term contracts with major oil companies worldwide. In addition, the company has shorter contracts with other major energy companies in the East and in the West.last_img read more

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Bahamas gets new Police Commissioner Exuma man at the helm

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, Bahamas – October 31, 2017 – The seventh Commissioner of Police is installed now, new at the helm is the man who had been acting for the past several weeks; Anthony Ferguson, who joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force 27 years ago.New Police Commissioner Ferguson took the top job officially yesterday and received the instruments of appointment from Governor General of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling.After a seven year stint as the top cop of the land, Ellison Greenslade spoke at the handover ceremony saying, “As I make my exit, I am satisfied beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are in good hands with Anthony Ferguson, the incoming commissioner.”Commissioner Ferguson was supported at the ceremony held at the Police Headquarters on East Street in Nassau by his family and also on hand was Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, who had some words for the outgoing and the incoming commissioner. “I thank him for his various successes as commissioner, including the prevention and detection of crime; community policing and community outreach; increasing professionalism in the force and enhanced use of communications and other technologies,” the prime minister added, “I am confident that the same patriotic spirit he brought to the force, he will now bring as our high commissioner to Great Britain, and as ambassador to a number of other countries.”To 57 year old former Deputy Commissioner of Police, now new Commissioner Anthony Ferguson of Exuma, PM Minnis said this, “Your guiding star must be the rule of law and fairness.  You must demonstrate toughness and compassion.”The Bahamian public is expecting that toughness to be targeted toward a serious crack down on crime.  So far this year, 117 people have been murdered in The Bahamas. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police Commissioner MIA, Minister quizzed Recommended for youcenter_img BPL $2m theft investigation near complete, reports Bahamas Police Related Items:#EllisonGreenslade, #greensladegone, #newpolicecommissionerpaulrolle, #paulrollelast_img read more

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