Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Bahamas Political leader to be replaced Related Items:dna, grand turk, investigaTION, kevino smith, police Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – Despite the Governor’s announcement and condolences on the death of Kevino Smith; Police maintain that they are awaiting forensic proof in the case of missing remains found just over two months ago in a shallow grave in Grand Turk. Today in a media release, Police said this, “Up to the time of this release, police continue to await the results of the DNA. DNA analysis can be a long and difficult task, however, it is an essential part of our investigation.”In a first statement since the April press conference following the discovery of those remains, Police also aimed to reassure residents that investigations are ongoing which includes determining how the person found actually died.“The forensic focus of the investigation has two main objectives. The first is to identify the remains and the second is to establish the cause and manner of death.”A plea for information in the disappearance of Kevino Smith was included in that late day statement, “No matter how insignificant you may think your information is, please come forward and let us know.” Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 jul 2015 – Digicel is done, complete with its network rebuild and this week the company celebrated with a press conference to announce the re-launch. It is an $8 million dollar investment by the telecoms giant which explained that the project involved the installation of over 30km of fibre optic cable, 11km of coaxial cable and the doubling of its international bandwidth capacity – all of which, Digicel promises, will deliver an unbeatable, superfast broadband experience to homes and businesses across TCI, even during peak times. Digicel is no longer just a mobile service player in the market and shared that on the TV side, users will see that the upgrade equates to sharper, more consistent, reliable picture quality. Add to this, during that press conference held Wednesday at the Blue Haven Resort, TV users will have an easy to use electronic TV guide and a host of leading new channels. Digicel Play CEO, Erik Staaf said, “Today, we are confident that the customer experience on our newly rebuilt network is the best and most reliable in the TCI – making Digicel the home of the fastest internet and best TV service. I want to say a massive thank you to our loyal customers for their patience during this process – we hope they’ll agree it’s been worth the wait.” And Digicel is serious about that thank you with three months of free premium movies to TV subscribers and a free upgrade to its broadband customers. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Related Items:digicel, erik staaf, network update Thousands without power in TCI
The contributor content model allows various industry voices to publish their insights directly on the company’s site, which are then widely distributed across all TheStreet’s media channels. Currently, TheStreet retains 100 content contributors* with plans to grow aggressively, according to DeMarse, but there is a “personal touch” from the editors that helps facilitate the exchanges.“It’s not a tsunami of content,” she said. “[But] it’s the way of the future.”Adjusting her company’s advertising perspective, implementing cost-cutting measures and managing content and talent are the ways DeMarse was able to facilitate TheStreet’s financial turnaround since joining the company over a year ago. In the second quarter of 2013, TheStreet generated $13.5 million, an 8 percent year-over-year increase.One factor in that success was her ability to improve subscription revenues through acquiring The Deal, an institutional subscription business, and converting subscribers from TheStreet’s free website.“I came into the company saying we’re going to grow through acquisitions,” DeMarse said. “I am so happy and relieved we have a strong subscription base.” Acquisitions will be a key method for the company’s ongoing growth, she said, adding that TheStreet Inc. has $60 million set aside for making deals.DeMarse also noted that while some of her undertakings were difficult to build upon, they were better than the ad-supported revenue options too volatile for her liking.“There is no such thing as a loyal advertiser anymore,” she said. “The people on the buy side can’t do ROI (return on investment). That’s the dirty secret.” New York—Transitioning from one model to another is a difficult undertaking for any media publishing company. However, morphing within an industry in constant tumult is an entirely different situation. Online publishers are by nature media disrupters, as they do not follow the ink-and-paper path of the past. Nevertheless, they too have to continue to change and grow along with their market audience, making both intelligent and low cost adjustments to drive success. Elisabeth DeMarse, chair, president and CEO of TheStreet, Inc., a financial news and services network, addressed that issue, plus her company’s subscription model, extended contributor network and more on Monday as keynote speaker at FOLIO:’s MediaNext 2013 conference in New York.DeMarse offered candid comments about downsizing her editorial staff and the expansion of TheStreet’s contributor content model.“When I came in, we went from 70 on staff to 15 and I filled in with the contributor content model,” she said. “We pulled $2 million from the newsroom [costs].” Correction: In an earlier version of this story, it was reported that TheStreet currently has 500 content contributors. They currently retain 100.
Firefox Privacy Mozilla Share your voice 0 Tags Mozilla Mozilla on Tuesday unveiled its new Firefox logo — actually a family of logos — designed to give a unified identity to its broadening suite of products and services.You probably know the Firefox name from Mozilla’s open-source browser. But the new Firefox “master brand” stands for a collection of tools that’ll sport the Firefox name. That includes not just the browser, but also Firefox Send for transferring files, Firefox Lockwise to store and sync passwords, and Firefox Monitor to check if your password was exposed in a data breach.”That’s just the beginning of the new Firefox family,” Mozilla said in a blog post about the new brand. The master brand is a variation of Firefox’s globe-encompassing, flaming fox, but it’s mostly just a stylized flame that opens the door to a broader suite of colors.A master Firefox brand, at top, spawns variations for different Mozilla apps and tools. Mozilla Mozilla is expanding its tools, but the icon for the Firefox browser, used by close to 300 million people each month, is likely to remain the most important one you’ll see on your PC or phone screen for now. As first reported by CNET, the new Firefox browser icon is stylized, simplified, and for the first time faces you. The blue Earth is now purple (the continents vanished in an earlier redesign), and the fox’s legs are gone altogether.The new branding comes during a push to emphasize private browsing that contrasts with the user-tracking priorities of online advertising giants Facebook and Google, maker of the rival Chrome browser. Firefox remains an important browser, but it hasn’t dented Chrome’s dominance. With privacy now in vogue in tech circles — yes, even at Google and Facebook — Mozilla has a new chance to win new loyalists.The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients. Mozilla “Privacy is woven into every Firefox brand experience. With each release, our products will continue to add features that protect you and alert you to risks,” Mozilla said. “Unlike Big Tech companies that claim to offer privacy but still use you and your data, with us you know where you stand.”This month, Firefox began blocking attempts to track your browsing behavior across the web, though the change affects new users only for now and will only be enabled for existing users in coming months. The move followed browsers Safari and Brave. Microsoft is building a similar tool into its Edge browser.Mozilla will distribute the new Firefox browser icon with an update of the software arriving this fall.Originally published June 11, 8:04 a.m. PTUpdate, 1:06 p.m.: Adds schedule for when the Firefox browser will ship with the new icon. Post a comment Computers Security CNET Apps Today
Amazon Tech Industry Mobile Apps Mobile Amazon Prime Day has turned us all into shopaholics (The… Tags Now playing: Watch this: Amazon is under the EU’s microscope. SOPA Images/Getty Images The European Union’s antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into Amazon. The goal is to explore whether the e-commerce giant breached the EU’s competition rules with its use of data from independent retailers. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is in charge of the EU’s competition policy, said European customers shop online for the selection and pricing.”We need to ensure that large online platforms don’t eliminate these benefits through anti-competitive behaviour. I have therefore decided to take a very close look at Amazon’s business practices and its dual role as marketplace and retailer, to assess its compliance with EU competition rules,” Vestager said Wednesday in a statement. In an email, an Amazon representative said the company will cooperate fully with the European Commission and continue working to support businesses of all sizes. 14 Photos The EU announced the investigation on the heels of Prime Day, the company’s biggest sale. While many people shopped, Prime Day also brought out a wave of anti-Amazon protests and activism over everything from climate issues to the company’s ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Amazon and other tech giants like Facebook and Google have also come under scrutiny from Congress about potential antitrust issues. 0 null 7:35 Share your voice Smart displays let Amazon, Facebook, Google show you answers to your questions
After dropping their first three matches, South Africa’s backs were against the wall. They needed to win all their six matches and were in a spot of bother against West Indies. They were reduced to 29/2 in the eighth over when rain intervened and the umpires had to call off the match.This now leaves South Africa in a precarious position and their chances of making it to semi-finals look very grim. This comes after news broke about AB de Villiers wanting to come out of retirement and play in the World Cup.Captain Faf du Plessis has finally broken his silence on this issue. He conceded that he did receive a call from de Villiers, who is also his very close friend, but had to turn down the offer since it was too late for any adjustments.Speaking to reporters at the press conference after the rain washed out the tie against West Indies, the 34-year-old said: “It was just a conversation, a phone call the night before the team got announced. It was just a ‘this is what I’m feeling’ [phone call].”‘Way too late to change the squad’ Faf du Plessis, AB de VilliersGetty Images”I said to him, ‘I think it is too late but I will check in with the coach and the selectors the next morning.’ When I spoke to the coach and the selectors, they all agreed that it was way, way too late to change the team on 99.99 percent,” Faf added.It has not been a happy dressing room for South Africa, they have lost matches, players have dropped out due to injury and then this AB de Villiers newsbreak. However, the skipper believes that this development had no effect on the South African dressing room. AB de VilliersReuters”We do feel like the news came in and went through the team. It didn’t have a huge impact. There was just a discussion on clarity and on making sure everyone knows what’s going on and then it was moving on,” he said.So will this incident and the subsequent results have any bearing on the friendship they share? Not according to Faf as he believes their friendship goes back a long way and such small incidents will not have any effect on it.
Mahmudur Rahman Manna and SM AkramA total of nine Nagorik Oikya leaders will contest the upcoming general elections with the symbol of ‘Sheaf of paddy’, the election symbol of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).A top leader of the Nagorik Oikya told Prothom Alo that as their party has no registration, their candidates will compete in the elections with the BNP’s symbol.Nagorik Oikya started distributing the nomination papers to the nominated candidates on Tuesday morning after the BNP leaders handed over the nomination papers to the representatives of the party on Monday night.“BNP earlier told us about nine seats. Finally, they handed over the nomination papers to us on Monday night,” said ther top leader of the Nagorik Oikya.Those who were nominated from the Nagorik Oikya are Nagorik Oikyo convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna for Bogura-2 constituency, SM Akram for Narayanganj-5, Fazlul Haque Sarkar for Chandpur-3, Nazrul Islam for Mymensingh-2, Mobarah Hossain for Brahmanbaria-2, Rabiul Islam for Satkhira-2, Shah Mohammad Rahmatullah for Rangpur-1, Mofakkharul Islam Nabab for Rangpur-5, M Nurur Rahman for Barisal-4.Manna confirmed to the Prothom Alo that nine Nagorik Oikya candidates are going to contest the next national elections with ‘Sheaf of Paddy’.
High-CourtThe High Court on Tuesday asked trial courts to dispose of cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act within six months, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order while hearing a bail petition filed by an accused in a drug-related case.The court also asked the deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and investigation officers of the cases concerned to provide all kinds of assistance so that the trial proceedings are completed as soon as possible.Besides, the HC asked the state counsels and investigation officers of the cases to take necessary steps to ensure the appearance of witnesses in courts and ordered legal action in case of their failure.Assistant attorney general Yunus Mahmud Morshed said law enforcers arrested Mizanur Rahman Baroi of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district along with 600 yaba tablets on 1 December 2015 and since then he has been in jail.“Not a single witness has so far been produced before the court in the case filed in this connection and the High Court expressed its dissatisfaction over the matter before pronouncing the order,” he said.With the order, the trial proceedings of new drug-related cases will have to be disposed of within six months after submission of charge-sheets, Yunus said.He, however, said the HC did not set any timeframe for disposing of old cases. “It only asked for completing the trial proceedings as soon as possible,” he said.
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ERIK HERSMAN / FLICKRYou can look up if you’re already registered to vote at the Texas Secretary of State’s website. Early voting starts on Feb. 20.Thousands of early voters cast ballots Tuesday in Harris County – kicking off the nation’s first primary election.According to the County Clerk’s office, about 18,000 ballots were cast in Harris County, including more than 73-hundred done in-person at the county’s 46 polling places.And from now until March second, you can cast your ballot at any polling place in the county where you’re registered. that could be helpful for some Harvey victims– who may still be displaced. But on Election Day, you’ll have to go to your assigned polling place.Early voting runs through Friday, March 2nd. Election Day is March 6. Share
Travelweek Group After 4 hours, a flight attendant finally said “Could you please put your feet down? People are walking through here.” 40 second stare down.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 Is this the world’s rudest air passenger? Share Descending. No jeans. Right before landing, he stands in the aisle, in defiance of decency & lighted seatbelt signs. He puts on his jeans. pic.twitter.com/s2pa4draEJ— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 Before boarding, he stood right at the gate 30 mins early. Wheelchairs went around him. “I can’t wait to get in there & get my pants off!”— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 TORONTO — Poor travel etiquette is not a new phenomenon, but one rather vulgar gentleman has reached new heights – or rather a new low – in terms of bad manners.During a recent flight (airline unknown), an unidentified male passenger thought it appropriate to remove his pants and lounge instead in his boxer shorts for the duration of the flight. And lucky for us who’d like nothing more than to see that disturbing visual, Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani live-tweeted the whole episode.Tweet storm. I was on a plane a couple of days ago. A guy took off his jeans & lounged around in his boxers with his feet up on the wall. pic.twitter.com/CHcsWXnlNB— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 He walks off the plane. No police is waiting for him. No justice. He adjusts his belt, and the monster blends into a crowd.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 5 mins go by & he thrusts one foot back up like a fist raised against an unjust sky. pic.twitter.com/HsYGAK6TO8— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 This guy was rude to the staff the entire time. If he didn’t get the flight attendant’s attention, he would slam his fist on the armrest.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 28, 2016 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
Posted by ACV’s digital Sun brochure highlights top resorts for western gateways MONTREAL — Sun and sand are just a click away with Air Canada Vacations’ recently released digital Sun brochure.Accessible from Western gateways, featured properties include Dos Playas Beach House by Faranda in Cancun, Mexico with routes operating directly from Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary and Royal Decameron Club Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica with routes operating directly from Winnipeg. Both resorts are exclusive to ACV.Other popular properties in Jamaica include: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa; Hideaway at Royalton Negril; Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay; Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Don Pablo Collection; and Royalton Blue Waters. All can be accessed directly from Winnipeg.Popular properties in Mexico include: All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Waterpark; Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun; Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Don Pablo Collection; NYX Hotel Cancun; and Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. All can be accessed from Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.ACV also offers seasonal, direct service to Ixtapa and Los Cabo, and year round direct flights to Puerto Vallarta from Vancouver. Two new exclusive properties have been added – Isla Natura Beach and La Isla Huatulco & Beach Club – to its Huatulco line. Both have a connection in Toronto.More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from Ottawa“We are focused on providing our travel agent partners and clients in Western Canada with unique and accessible vacation options, and are thankful for the support we have received in Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver,” said Nino Montagnese, Managing Director, Sun Markets, Air Canada Vacations. “We will continue to develop our Sun program out of these gateways by adding more exclusive properties, new routes, and increased frequency and capacity.”From Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, ACV is offering clients 60% off Easter package bookings to Mexico and the Caribbean, plus up to 8,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles.Agents can now book and quote their own group and receive 2% bonus commission and 3X ACV&ME points. Visit vacations.aircanada.com. Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Brochures, Sun Destinations Travelweek Group Monday, January 30, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>