Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport

first_img Related Items:fire truck, sabotage, south caicos airport, Tciaa Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – Sabotage at the South Caicos Airport is reported, reluctantly by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority. Photos to show the damage which has rendered the fire services inoperable were sent to media by the TCIAA. When fire service is down, it means the airport must be closed or limited to flights and this is happening just as South Caicos finally gets one of its long awaited for resorts, up and running. The TCIAA this morning said in a statement that, “The Authority views this as a calculated attempt to intentionally damage Airport’s property and cripple its operations. The Executives and Board are disappointed by this senseless act. Several engineers were immediately sent to repair the damage done to the fire trucks. Extensive works were done and the fire equipment is now recovered as it had to undergo extensive testing before usage.” Vandalism of official property is seemingly on the increase; in Grand Turk there are similar reports about personal cars and Government vehicles.The TCIAA has hired more security at the site. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016last_img read more

Publisher Buys 500 Domains Launches Aggregate Network

first_imgLOUD3R, a network of 25 Web sites that aggregate enthusiast online content, has launched with an ambitious plan to roll out at least 10 new sites a month until all 500 of the domains it owns are live. “In some ways, these guys are inheriting the magazine advertising model online,” a spokesman for the company told FOLIO:. “They are in an excellent position to serve high-CPM, targeted ads since the visitors to the sites are already interested in the topic at hand.” The network is based on an internally-built semantic publishing platform similar to that of Inform Technologies, which is used by publishers including Conde Nast, Washington Post, IDG and FOLIO:. Each site is launched “with minimal cost and manpower,” according to the company—editors assemble a source list of Web sites related to a topic, ranging from motorcycles (FAST3R) to wine (DECANT3R) to venture capital (FOUND3R) to soccer (STRIK3R), along with a glossary of terms that the engine “learns” and uses to seek out related online content online. The system also learns to weed out spam and fake or repeated Web sites and blogs. LOUD3R’s revenue strategy includes selling ads—through a network the company refused to disclose at this time—as well as data services. For example, LOUD3R could track all content related to a particular company and either sell it as a feed of data for the company to publish or as a white-label, standalone site. The company currently operates with four full-time employees and three part-time editors.last_img read more

Super 30 Hrithik Roshan cries after watching audiences reaction at special screening

first_imgHrithik Roshan in Super 30TwitterHrithik Roshan recently held a special screening of Super 30 for his friends and relatives in Mumbai and after the screening, the reactions from the audience brought tears to Hrithik’s eyes.Super 30 is being hailed for Hrithik’s honest performance and its storyline. As soon as the screening of the film got over, there was a silence in the cinema hall as everyone was just coping with their emotions. Audience then stood up and gave a standing ovation.Looking at audience’s overwhelming reaction, Hrithik couldn’t hold back his tears. Everyone in the hall hugged the actor after watching the film and spoke about his incredible performance. The atmosphere was highly overwhelming and a moment to behold, for one and all.In Super 30, Hrithik will be seen essaying the role of mathematician, Anand Kumar, who trains students for IIT-JEE in Bihar. The movie also features Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles. The movie will hit the screens across India on July 12.last_img read more

India calls off meeting with Pakistan foreign minister

first_imgPakistan`s new foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi listens during a news conference at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan on 20 August 2018. Reuters File PhotoIndia called off on Friday a planned meeting of its foreign minister with her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly later this month.India has decided to drop the idea of the proposed meeting, the first such high-level talk planned in years between the nuclear rivals, to protest about the killing of Indian security personnel and the glorification of a militant and militancy by Pakistan, India’s foreign office said in a statement.The ministry had announced the meeting after Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan wrote to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, suggesting their foreign ministers meet in New York.But the statement said that since its announcement “two deeply disturbing developments have taken place”.It cited “the latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities” and the recent release of postage stamps by Pakistan which it said glorified “a terrorist and terrorism”.Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi blamed Indian politics. “Some elements don’t want resumption of talks between India and Pakistan. The elections in India are near and it appears that internal politics have influenced the government,” he told the local Samaa TV channel.An Indian general election is due by May.The Modi government has insisted that Pakistan act against anti-India Islamist militant groups that operate from its soil before it can resume peace talks to resolve long standing differences over the Himalayan region of Kashmir and other disputes.Pakistan denies aiding and abetting attacks in India including in Kashmir and says it is fighting militant groups for its own security.last_img

India warned Sri Lanka of threat two hours before attacks

first_imgA woman reacts during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, at a cemetery near St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka on 23 April 2019. Photo: ReutersSri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist militants hours before a series of suicide bombings killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.Three churches and four hotels were hit by suicide bombers on Sunday morning, killing 321 people and wounding 500, sending shockwaves through an island state that has been relatively peaceful since a civil war ended a decade ago.Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday, without providing evidence of its involvement.Indian intelligence officers contacted their Sri Lankan counterparts two hours before the first attack to warn of a specific threat on churches, one Sri Lankan defence source and an Indian government source said.Another Sri Lankan defence source said a warning came “hours before” the first strike.One of the Sri Lankan sources said a warning was also sent by the Indians on Saturday night. The Indian government source said similar messages had been given to Sri Lankan intelligence agents on 4 April and 20 April.A woman reacts next to two coffins during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, at a cemetery near St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka on 23 April 2019. Photo: ReutersSri Lanka’s presidency and the Indian foreign ministry both did not respond to requests for comment.Sri Lanka’s failure to effectively respond to a looming Islamist threat will fuel fears that a rift between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena is undermining national security.The president fired Wickremesinghe last October over political differences, only to reinstate him weeks later under pressure from the Supreme Court.Opposing factions aligned to Wickremesinghe and Sirisenahave often refuse to communicate with each other and blame any setbacks on their opponents, government sources say.Sri Lankan police had been warned weeks ago about a possible attacks by a little-known domestic Islamist group, according to an Indian intelligence report given to Sri Lankan state intelligence services, and seen by Reuters.Sirisena, announcing plans on Tuesday to change the heads of the defence forces, said his office never received the Indian report.Junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene, an ally of Wickremesinghe, told Reuters that he was also not privy to the Indian intelligence findings.last_img read more

Netflix Hulu and Other Streaming Services Trounce Pay TV on Customer Satisfaction

first_imgAltice USA Suddenlink58-8% 2018 Score DirecTV 64-6% Microsoft Store77 This won’t come as a huge shock: Customers of streaming-video companies like Netflix and Hulu are far happier with their service overall than subscribers of traditional cable, satellite and telco TV operators.That’s according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, a research org that maintains widely recognized benchmarks in multiple industries. This year, for the first time, the ACSI measured video-streaming services — which debuted with an average score of 75 out of 100.That crushed the U.S. pay-TV average of 62, which fell 3% year-over-year to an 11-year low on the 2018 report. Indeed, pay TV continues its dubious distinction as one of the most-hated industries among American consumers: The sector’s average score of 62 is tied with U.S. internet service providers for the lowest customer satisfaction of all 46 industries tracked by the ACSI. Twitch (Amazon)78 HBO Now72 Apple iTunes77 Netflix78 Sling TV71 All Others71 By nearly every measure, customers of streaming providers say they’re more satisfied than those of traditional pay-TV services.“Video streaming services significantly outperformed subscription TV,” David VanAmburg, ACSI’s managing director, said in announcing the findings.For one thing, cable TV has been around for decades — and has a longer history of angering customers with continual rate hikes and subpar customer service. In addition, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and other services are cheaper and simpler to use than cable or satellite TV offerings, and they don’t have the hidden fees typically associated with cable and telecom services, VanAmburg said.Among video-streaming services, Netflix, Sony PlayStation Vue, and Amazon-owned Twitch were the leaders of the pack on ASCI’s survey, tying with a score of 78. Apple iTunes and Microsoft Store tied with 77, and Google’s YouTube Red (which is being supplanted by YouTube Premium) notched a score of 76, followed by Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Vudu, and Google Play with 75.Other streaming services ACSI measured were CBS All Access (74), HBO Now and Starz (both with 72), Dish Network’s Sling TV (71), AT&T DirecTV Now and Showtime Anytime (both with 70), and the free, ad-supported Sony Crackle (68). Even in last place in the category, Sony Crackle rated higher than nearly all subscription-TV services.Pay-TV providers turned in considerably lower scores. Near the bottom of the pack: Comcast’s Xfinity TV, with a dismal score of 57 (down 2% from last year). The only pay-TV operators tracked by ACSI with lower scores were Frontier Communications with 56 and Mediacom with 55.This year, AT&T’s U-verse TV topped the subscription-TV list with a score of 70 (unchanged), followed by Verizon Fios at 68 (down 4%) and Dish held steady at 67. DirecTV and Alice USA’s Optimum both dropped 6% to 64 and 62, respectively. Cox Communications came in at 60 (down 2%), while Charter Communications’ Spectrum and Alice USA’s Suddenlink both turned in scores of 58 (a drop of 8%).One caveat in comparing Netflix and others with Comcast is that ACSI uses different weighted metrics for the various industry segments. But one area that jumps out is call-center satisfaction: Among pay-TV providers, that score dropped 3% this year to an average of 63 — considerably below the 75 average for video-streaming providers. AT&T U-verse TV62– Google Play75 Frontier Communications56-7% CBS All Access74 Mediacom 55-2% Dish 67– DirecTV Now70 2018 ScoreYoY Changecenter_img Cox60-2% Subscription-TV Services Sony Crackle68 Showtime Anytime70 Vudu75 All others62-2% Video-streaming services also received high marks for ease of understanding the bill (80) and website satisfaction (80), and overall performance and reliability (78), while customers rated them lower on availability of the current-season TV shows (71) and new movie titles (69).Among subscription-TV providers, the top-rated metric is HD picture quality, which held steady at a score of 80. But along with the dissatisfaction with call centers, pay-TV subs again gave operators low marks for ease of understanding the bill (73) and ability to minimize service disruptions and outages (72).Meanwhile, customer satisfaction for ISPs dropped 3% in 2018, to an average of 62. One of the chief reasons, according to the ACSI: More than half of Americans have only one choice for high-speed broadband. Scores for every major ISP deteriorated this year except Comcast’s Xfinity Internet, which remained unchanged at 60.The ACSI’s 2018 Telecommunications Report is based on 45,292 customer surveys collected between April 19, 2017 and March 17, 2018.The full report can be accessed at this link. Here are the ACSI rankings for video-streaming and subscription-TV providers:Video-Streaming Services Comcast Xfinity57-2% YouTube Red76 Altice USA Optimum62-6% Starz72 Amazon Prime Video75 Sony PlayStation Vue78 Charter Spectrum58-8% Hulu75 Verizon Fios68-4% Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more