TCIG doubles down on coming Statutory Board Review

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #mismanagementingovernment, #newreviewforboardsofgovernment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales –  Government boards and statutory bodies will be held more accountable as government now doubles down on talk of a coming review to ensure that there is responsible management.   Governor, His Excellency Dr. John Freeman said the recent challenges at the National Health Insurance Board are an example of how any sort of mismanagement can cost the country big time.   He said,  “The object lessons from the NHIB are particularly acute: it is not beyond the realm of possibility – as I have illustrated – that serious mismanagement of the NHIB or of certain other Boards, could cause a serious run upon the budgetary resources of TCI.”And the Govenror is saying that those entities with the more money to manage and more significant roles to play in running the country will be expected to perform at the highest levels.   The CIA or Chief Internal Auditor completed its report on the NHIP and now the Governor is reiterating that there will have to be reviews and that CEOs and Senior Management will have to accept that not only are they expected to run these entities efficiently and proficiently, but they will be held responsible if there are shortcomings.Firm words from the Governor who shared that as much as $45 million is forked over for medical care by the public purse, “This accounts for a significant proportion of TCIG’s overall expenditure costs and along with the contributions of residents across TCI requires prudent management and accountability,” he said.  Governor Dr Freeman added that he and the Premier are committed to a review.   Zaneta Burton has since rejoined the NHIB as its CEO, Floyd Seymour is no longer on as interim CEO.#MagneticMediaNews#NHIB#mismanagementingovernment#newreviewforboardsofgovernmentlast_img read more

Man accused of attempted sexual assault in Little Italy pleads not guilty

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man accused of ambushing a janitorial worker at a Little Italy coffee shop and trying to sexually assault her pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a half-dozen felony charges, including kidnapping with the intent to commit a sex offense.Christopher Merron, 28, was ordered held on $1 million bail. He faces life in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Nicole Roth.Merron allegedly attacked the woman as she was cleaning the coffee shop in the 1700 block of India Street about 4:30 a.m. last Sunday, pushing her into a back room, taking her car keys and threatening her with a knife.Following a struggle, the victim, whose name was withheld, was able to break free and run out of the building, said San Diego police Lt. Jason Weeden.The assailant then fled in the woman’s tan 1998 GMC Jimmy SUV.Merron was arrested in Mission Valley the next day and the victim’s stolen SUV was recovered, Weeden said.“This was a brazen and serious sex crime,” Roth said outside court. “This was a traumatic event.”Besides kidnapping with the intent to commit a sex offense, Merron is charged with assault with the intent to commit a sex offense, attempted oral copulation, false imprisonment with force, robbery and auto theft.Merron will be back in court Oct. 26 for a readiness conference and Oct. 30 for a preliminary hearing. KUSI Newsroom, Man accused of attempted sexual assault in Little Italy pleads not guilty Posted: October 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom October 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Damian Marleys Welcome To Jamrock Cruise Celebrates Five Years With Big Lineup

first_imgThe Recording Academy got to experience the positive, welcoming vibes of the Jamrock cruise firsthand on its second voyage in 2015, and sat down with several artists that year, including GRAMMY nominee Julian Marley, who talked about what it was like growing up as a Marley.”Music has been my life from birth, I should say, growing up in a musical family. Really and truly I’ve love music from creation, so music has always been there,” Julian said. “I took a piece of each genre, I love jazz—we listened to jazz, classical, lots of different music, so you’ll find a piece of every kind of music in our music.”More info, including the waitlist for this year’s cruise, can be found on Jamrock’s website.Envision Festival 2019 Is Dance Floor Ready: Bedouin, Griz, Tycho, Lee Burridge & MoreRead more Marley is ready to help you “feel reggae’s positive vibrations” as he announces the full lineup for his fifth annual cruise, set to jam out and take sail to Jamaica on Dec. 1Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 12, 2018 – 2:36 pm Damian Marley is bringing back the vibes with the fifth year of his Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, named after his iconic GRAMMY-winning album. The cruise will embark on its annual voyage on Dec. 1, from Florida to Jamaica and allow music fans to explore the birthplace of reggae music and experience four days filled with music from modern greats. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 9, 2015 – 4:00 pm Julian Marley On Family, Reggae And Love Twitter Facebook Email center_img Damian Marley’s Welcome To Jamrock Cruise Celebrates Five Years With Big Lineup Welcome To Jamrock Cruise Brings Big Lineup damian-marleys-welcome-jamrock-cruise-celebrates-five-years-big-lineup News Attention #WTJRC2018!! Who’s ready to celebrate JAMROCK style with our incredible DJ’s and Hosts for our 5th Year Anniversary?! Only a few more weeks until we set sail….RETWEET if you are you cruising with us!! pic.twitter.com/0CDFkRhQrD— Jamrock Reggae Cruise (@wtjrc) November 8, 2018The jam-packed lineup includes all five Marley brothers (Damian, Ziggy, Stephen, Ky-mani and Julian Marley), who, as reported by Billboard, will performing together on the cruise for the first time ever. Damian will also perform a solo-set with his full band and Stephen Marley’s son Jo Mersa Marley. Joining them are a solid group of artists from across the reggae world, including ska group the Skatalites, 26-year-old reggae roots revivalist Chronixx, singer/DJ Queen Ifrica and rising female dancehall star Shenseea. The lineup also boasts some old-school reggae legends, including singer Mykal Rose who will be playing with production powerhouses Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, dancehall veteran Elephant Man and many others across the spectrum of sounds and styles in the reggae-verse.”We try to keep our lineup fresh, make sure we have credible acts to uphold the genre and as much as we can, share the culture of reggae and Jamaica within this environment,” Damian Marley told Billboard. “All of the artists involved are proud to see reggae presented on this platform and that shows in the caliber of their performances. From the participation of the fans, to the production to the people who run the boat, you can feel reggae’s positive vibrations.”GRAMMY-winning reggae artist—and son of reggae legend Bob Marley—Damian Marley has taken the role of continuing his father’s legacy and keeping the genre alive and vibrant quite seriously. He has taken home four GRAMMY wins to date, including for Best Reggae Album for the 2005 classic Welcome to Jamrock and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the title track, the only Jamaican artist to receive the latter award, at the 48th GRAMMY Awards. He is keeping the spirit of reggae alive in his own music, through collaborating with his brothers, who are also working hard to promote the sound and spirit of the genre their father so famously helped popularize outside of Jamaica, and with events like the Jamrock cruise that bring a diverse group of artists, young and old, established and newer, with fans from all walks of life, together to enjoy the sounds and energy of the reggae community.last_img read more

UNSC pledges to tackle terror funding unanimously adopts resolution 2462

first_imgThe members of the United Nations Security Council hold a meeting to vote for a resolutions on controlling the turmoil in Venezuela on February 28, 2019 at the United Nations in New York. – Russia and China on Thursday used their veto at the UN Security Council to block a US resolution calling for new presidential elections in Venezuela and unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid.France, Germany and Britain were among nine countries that backed the proposed measure. South Africa also voted no while Indonesia, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast abstained.JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that calls upon countries to prevent and counter the financing of terrorism, especially in its new forms.Initiated by France, Resolution 2462 is intended to update existing resolutions and adapt them to new forms of financing of terrorism and new challenges in this field, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.The resolution notes with concern that terrorists may abuse legitimate businesses and non-profit organisations for their activities, and make use of emerging payment methods, such as prepaid cards and mobile payments or virtual assets.It also expresses concern at the continuing use by terrorists and their supporters of information and communications technologies, in particular, the internet, to facilitate terrorist acts, as well as inciting, recruiting, funding, or planning terrorist acts.Therefore, the resolution calls upon all countries to enhance the traceability and transparency of financial transactions, including assessing and addressing potential risks associated with virtual assets and as appropriate, the risks of new financial instruments, including but not limited to crowd-funding platforms.It also encourages member states to apply risk-based anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations to virtual asset service providers and to identify effective systems to conduct risk-based monitoring or supervision of virtual asset service providers.Furthermore, the resolution encourages competent national authorities, in particular financial intelligence units and intelligence services, to continue to establish effective partnerships with the private sector, including financial institutions, the Financial technology industry and internet and social media companies, in particular with regards to the evolution of trends, sources and methods of the financing of terrorism.Adopted in 2001 in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, Resolution 1373 was the first comprehensive resolution imposing obligations on all states to respond to the global threat of terrorism.Resolution 2462 also affirms the Resolution 1373 and in particular its decisions that all countries shall prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts and refrain from providing any of support, active or passive, to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts.last_img read more

Vistara Plans to Beam InFlight Entertainment Directly To Fliers Devices

first_imgVistara, the airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, plans to introduce beaming of in-flight entertainment (IFE) content directly to fliers’ personal gadgets,  a first in Indian airline industry.Vistara has dispensed with seat back screens – a standard arrangement in most full service airlines globally – that enable fliers to watch programmes, listen to music or play games. Reuters”We are introducing wireless inflight IFE systems. India does not allow Wi-Fi on board aircraft in terms of two-way connectivity. But one-way streaming of entertainment content like movies and music is allowed. This will be Wi-Fi one-way connectivity,” Phee Teik Yeoh chief executive officer Vistara told The Times of India.India’s full service carriers – Air India and Jet Airways – offer seat back entertainment to their fliers.Vistara’s game planVistara hit upon the novel idea to keep passengers entertained, in its attempt to break the mould. Passengers travelling in business class seats are likely to be given personal tablets to access IFE during the journey, while those travelling in premium economy and economy classes will be able to access IFE on their personal devices. And being a full service airline, Vistara may not charge for it, the TOI report said.The IFE streaming technology Vistara is relying on, has Wi-Fi capability, which will enable it to offer Internet services to its passengers once India lifts the ban on the same on airlines flying in Indian airspace.Up in the air connectivityLast year, India relaxed norms to allow passengers to use personal electronic devices once an aircraft reaches cruising speed, with the devices disabled to either receive or emit transmission signals, so that they don’t interfere with the aircraft’s navigation, communication and other systems. Tata’s other airline joint venture – low cost carrier AirAsia India – is also planning to offer Wi-Fi connectivity soon.In 2014, national carrier Air India had evinced interest in offering Internet to its passengers. Its officials met with executives from Geneva-based OnAir, a technology company offering Internet and mobile connectivity to airlines globally, using Wi-Fi and/or mobile connectivity, to explore the possibility of offering similar facilities to its passengers when flying over Indian airspace.During the UPA regime, Air India approached the communications ministry to lift the ban, but without any success till now.last_img read more

Tea stalls at TSC shut down

first_imgA collected photo shows the TSC area of Dhaka University. Long run tea stalls of this area are forbidden to sit any more from Tuesday morning.The tea stalls in front of the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University have been shut down.On Monday night, the owners of the tea stalls were asked to move elsewhere, according to the tea sellers.They said they were stopped when they tried to open their stalls on Tuesday morning.However, the university’s proctorial body did not say the reason for this, they added.TSC director AM Mohiuzzaman told Prothom Alo that he was unaware of any such directive.Proctor Golam Rabbani said there was no specific directive concerning the tea stalls at TSC. However, the tea and food served at these stalls are unhygienic, he observed.last_img read more

2 prisoners tortured as they refuse to massage jailer

first_imgTwenty people were injured in a chaos over torturing two prisoners at the district jail allegedly at the order to the jail super on Thursday.Wishing anonymity, a habildar of the jail said the jailer asked the two prisoners — Md Sumon, who was serving a jail term in a goat stealing case, and Taslim, who was serving imprisonment in a case filed over a clash — to massage his body in the afternoon.However, they refused to abide by the order.Being angered at the refusal, the jailer ordered other prisoners to beat the duo.A clash erupted between the prisoners at that time, leaving at least 18 others, including three security guards of the jail, injured.Sumon was taken to Nilphamari General Hospital while Taslim to Jail Hospital.Later, Sumon was shifted to the jail again in the evening.The jailer did not receive the phone when UNB correspondent tried to reach him for his version over the incident.last_img read more

Germany to impose entry ban on 18 Saudis

first_imgTimeline on Saudi statements relating to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photo: AFPGermany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe’s Schengen passport-free zone over their alleged links to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, foreign minister Heiko Maas said Monday.Berlin has “decided that Germany should impose an entry ban on 18 Saudi citizens, who are presumed to be in connection with this deed, in the Schengen information system,” Maas told reporters.last_img

Know why expensive wines taste better

first_imgExpensive wines appear to be tastier, say scientists who have found that a higher price tag on the bottle causes the reward centre in the brain to trick the taste processing regions. The phenomenon that identical products are perceived differently due to differences in price is called the “marketing placebo effect.”As with placebo medications, it has an effect solely due to ascribed properties: “Quality has its price!””However, it has so far been unclear how the price information ultimately causes more expensive wine to also be perceived as having a better taste in the brain,” said Bernd Weber, from the University of Bonn in Germany. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers assessed how different prices are translated into corresponding taste experiences in the brain, even if the wine tasted does not differ.Thirty participants took part in the study, of which 15 were women and 15 were men, with an average age of around 30 years.The wine tasting took place lying down in an MRI scanner, allowing brain activity to be recorded “online” while participants were tasting the wines. Each time, the price of the wine was shown first. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOnly then around a millilitre of the respective wine was given to the participants via a tube in their mouths. The participants were then asked to rate via a button on a nine-point scale how good the wine tasted to them.Their mouths were then rinsed with a neutral liquid and the next identical wine sample was given for tasting.Researchers conducted the tests using an average to good quality red wine with a retail bottle prize of 12 euros.In the MRI scanner, the price of this wine was shown randomly as 3, 6 and 18 euros. “As expected, the subjects stated that the wine with the higher price tasted better than an apparently cheaper one,” said Hilke Plassmann from the INSEAD Business School in France.Identical wine leads to a better taste experience when a greater quality expectation is associated with the wine due to its price.The measurements of brain activity in the MRI scanner confirmed this. The research team discovered that above all parts of the medial pre-frontal cortex and also the ventral striatum were activated more when prices were higher.While the medial pre-frontal cortex particularly appears to be involved in integrating the price comparison and thus the expectation into the evaluation of the wine, the ventral striatum forms part of the brain’s reward and motivation system.”The reward and motivation system is activated more significantly with higher prices and apparently increases the taste experience in this way,” said Weber.”Ultimately, the reward and motivation system plays a trick on us,” said INSEAD post-doctoral fellow Liane Schmidt.When prices are higher, it leads us to believe that a taste is present that is not only driven by the wine itself, because the products were objectively identical in all of the tastings.last_img read more

Flight Centre Independent to celebrate 10th anniversary at next weeks annual Meetup

first_img Travelweek Group Friday, April 6, 2018 Flight Centre Independent to celebrate 10th anniversary at next week’s annual Meetup << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — It’ll be a meeting of the minds next week in Toronto, when Flight Centre Independent Agents from nearly every province convene for FCI’s Annual Cross-Canada Meetup.Taking place on April 13-14 at Flight Centre’s flagship Travel Centre in downtown Toronto, this year’s Meetup will feature the launch of new booking tools, new marketing and social media initiatives, and a new fee model that gives agents the ability to customize and better control their program expenses. The weekend will also feature the inaugural independent Partner Appreciation Awards, during which supplier partners chosen by FCI agents will be recognized for their work.“Our partners are extremely important to us at FCI,” said FCI General Manager Lee Zanello. “With Flight Centre’s Preferred Partnerships, not just in Canada but globally, we know they help us offer our agents the most extensive and supportive network in the country. I cannot wait to show our appreciation for all that they do with these upcoming awards.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckAs FCI turns 10 years old this month, the weekend will also celebrate the January launch of sister U.S.-based brand, Independent by Liberty Travel.“Independent by Liberty Travel has exceeded all of our initial expectations in the first few months,” says Flight Centre Vice President for the Independent Agent Brands in North America, Cameron McLeod. “There is a fantastic camaraderie between our Canadian and US businesses with Canada guiding the way with their 10 years of experience and the US able to contribute heavily with strong supplier relations and technology and systems innovations. It’s a fantastic time for Independent Agents to come on board with the company on both sides of the border.”Flight Centre has three distinct Independent offerings working with individual Independent contractors, small agencies who appreciate the backend support and earning potential offered by a Global brand, and partners who have unique and specific requirements from a host agency.“Our size and strength in the Canadian travel industry gives us the resources to work directly with each agent or agency on an individual basis,” Zanello says. “We aren’t cookie-cutter and we work hard to ensure we have a host solution that is flexible enough to fit pretty much any arrangement.”More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksAdd to that a company culture that doesn’t take itself too seriously, she adds, “and you get opportunities like this that help people realize they are not just a part of our business, they are a part of our family.”Flight Centre Independent is Flight Centre’s host-agency solution for Independent Contractors and has agents in nearly every province and territory in Canada. It operates as part of the larger Flight Centre Leisure business. Tags: Flight Centre, Spherelast_img read more