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

Warnock confident despite West Ham loss

first_imgDespite losing 3-1 at West Ham on Tuesday, Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock believes his team can win games away from home and pick up points.Warnock remains defiant as the loss leaves them just two points outside the relegation zone.Joe Ralls missed a penalty to put Cardiff City ahead in the first half as Lucas Perez netted a brace to help West Ham to a 3-1 victory at the London Stadium.“Tonight showed we can win away games from home,” Warnock told Sky Sports.I pulled Manuel Pellegrini in the technical area and said: ‘how can we be losing 3-0’ – it was a mad 12 minutes, then the penalty miss.“If that goes in then you could sense the crowd was beginning to think it wasn’t going their way.“I refuse to criticize Ralls – he’ll get some stick from the fans but it takes guts to take a penalty. I can’t even watch one. I wouldn’t criticize him.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“How can you legislate for two lads going for the same ball, there’s not a lot we can do. We work on these things in training.“It’s frustrating to concede goals that we’ve done all season not just tonight – you think we don’t work on it, we probably shouldn’t bother. It might work better than that.“We’ve shown we can compete. Tonight we looked a decent side. After we weathered the storm in the first 10 minutes, we played some good stuff.“It would have been interesting to see the penalty go in. It’s another disappointment for me, but I’m going to get those at my age.”last_img read more

Pilot to Privatize Commissaries Should Be Postponed Inhofe Says

first_imgA proposal to privatize five commissaries under a two-year pilot program should be stripped from the Senate version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, according to a commentary by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) published in Military Times.Congress should complete an evaluation of the feasibility of privatizing military grocery stores before launching a pilot program, writes Inhofe, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee.“Privatizing military commissaries before conducting an assessment of the costs and benefits of such significant reform is irresponsible,” he states. “I want to know the cost and savings as well as the risks and benefits associated with privatization before any action is taken,” Inhofe says.Inhofe and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) have introduced an amendment to the annual policy bill that would prohibit the privatization pilot until an assessment of the potential impacts of privatization on military families and veterans has been finished.Inhofe said that 22 senators support the amendment, which would need a majority to pass the chamber. At this point, thought, it’s not clear if the provision will secure a floor vote. The Senate has made little progress on the authorization bill since lawmakers began debate June 3. The measure, S. 1376, calls for DOD to develop a plan to privatize the Defense Commissary Agency, wholly or in part. It also directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the potential costs and benefits of privatizing the entire network of commissaries and determining whether any barriers exist to privatizing the commissary system. The bill directs DOD to carry out the pilot test of privatization after the GAO study.Inhofe has a lot of support. More than 40 organizations have endorsed the amendment, and the White House has criticized the Senate plan as well.“The administration has concerns with commissary privatization and the willingness of private sector entities to participate in such a project,” the Office of Management and Budget said in its response to the Senate bill before lawmakers began debating on the floor two weeks ago. OMB said it favored waiting for an independent study already under way to determine whether privatization is feasible before making any policy changes.Commissaries offer military families a savings of 30 percent off their groceries on average, and also provide jobs for the families of service members, Inhofe argued.“Together we can halt this policy that has the potential to force thousands of service members and their families to be part of an experiment that will have no congressional review before implementation,” Inhofe concluded. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

PHOTOS Scenes From The Wilmington Farmers Market

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market held its weekly market on the Swain Green this past Sunday, July 28. Below are some scenes from the Market. Click on each image for a larger view. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

The Jabra Elite 65t hits an alltime low 8999

first_img Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 13 Photos Amazon CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Tags reading • Jabra Elite 65t deal: One of our favorite AirPods alternatives slashed to $89.99 (Update: Sold out) Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand 11 Headphones Apple See It $144 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It $159 Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements See It Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itcenter_img Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it Jabra Elite 65t Comments CNET I’m up early today, cheeps, continuing to put out the brush fire that was yesterday’s Cheapskate Mystery Box email snafu. (OK: email train-wreck.) I mention that simply because there’s a good chance this deal will sell out quickly, perhaps before the West Coast is even awake. But I have to share it, because it’s an all-time low on a popular product.Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the Jabra Elite 65t true-wireless sport earbuds for $89.99, with free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. They’re new, not refurbished. Retail price: $169.99. Best price I could find elsewhere: $139.99. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at WootAs regular readers know, there are now several zillion true-wireless earphones out there, with some wildly different designs, features and prices. For better or worse, we tend to judge them on how they compare to Apple’s AirPods (which are as notorious for their design as they are for their sky-high price).You won’t find the Jabra Elite 65t on CNET’s list of the best cheap AirPods alternatives, which is where I tend to focus my attention. However, it has definitely earned a place on the list of the best true wireless earphones, period.CNET’s David Carnoy first reviewed the 65t back in early 2018, and had this to say: “The Jabra Elite 65t are smaller and fit more comfortably than their predecessors. They sound excellent for truly wireless headphones, perform reliably and are great for making calls, with two microphones in each earpiece. Battery life is decent at 5 hours and the included charging case delivers two extra charges.”Granted, the landscape has changed quite a bit since then, but the 65t’s price hasn’t. So this is your chance to get what appears to be the best deal yet on a top-rated product.Your thoughts? Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $144 Share your voice • See All 2:30 Now playing: Watch this: Jabra’s Elite 65t earphones have some advantages over… Apple AirPods 2019 The Cheapskate $144 Applelast_img read more

Heres the firstever photo of black hole and it is undoubtedly stunning

first_imgYouTubeScientists at the European Space Agency have revealed the first-ever picture of a black hole, and as expected, it shows a dark blob surrounded by a ring of bright light. The research report of the study which is now available in the Astrophysical Journal Letters states that this black hole is located in a distant galaxy which is 500 million trillion kilometres away from us.Even though black holes are dark space entities that are not visible to any telescopes, experts have successfully captured the event horizon, which is actually the edge of the black hole where light cannot escape. Scientists made this milestone achievement using an array of event horizon telescope.Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, who proposed the experiment revealed that the first image of the black hole shows a very intense ring of fire surrounding a perfectly circular dark hole.”What we see is larger than the size of our entire Solar System. It has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun. And it is one of the heaviest black holes that we think exists. It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe,” Heino Falcke told BBC News.The researcher also added that the bright halo is primarily caused due to the superheated gas falling into the hole. It should be noted that this ‘ring of fire’ light is brighter than all the billions of other stars in the galaxy combined, and it is the main reason why it noticed the attention of human-made telescopes.Dr Ziri Younsi, a top researcher at the University College London revealed that this new picture of black hole falls in line with the popular depiction of these space entities.”Although they are relatively simple objects, black holes raise some of the most complex questions about the nature of space and time, and ultimately of our existence. It is remarkable that the image we observe is so similar to that which we obtain from our theoretical calculations. So far, it looks like Einstein is correct once again” said Younsi.last_img read more

PIC Giorgia Andrianis plunging neckline bothers Arpita Khan asks her to cover

first_imgArbaaz Khan and girlfriend Giorgia Andriani.instagramBaba Siddique’s iftaar party is known for making news every year for all the right reasons. From Bollywood celebrities attending the event in full attendance to exes and current flames sharing warm and cold vibes under the same roof, everything about Siddique’s iftaar party makes its way to the headlines.This year too, the celebrities attended the event in full festive fervour flaunting their traditional avatars. While Shah Rukh Khan’s pathani suit became a hit on social media, it was Arbaaz Khan’s girlfriend, Giorgia Andriani’s beautiful Indian attire that grabbed the spotlight. Giorgia attended the event with beau Arbaaz Khan who also looked absolutely dapper.Arbaaz Khan with Giorgia Andriani at Baba Siddiqui Iftar party 2019.InstagramNow, as per a video shot by Spotboye, we came across a moment between Salman’s sister Aprita and Giorgia. While being engaged in a conversation, Arpita can be seen asking Giorgia to come closer to her. When Giorgia bends to listen to her, it appears that Arpita asks Andriani to cover up her plunging neckline. Giorgia immediately tries to cover her plunging neckline with her dupatta and Arpita can also be seen helping her out.Bigwigs of the industry – Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Katrina Kaif etc attended the event looking their spectacular best. Giorgia was seen bonding with Arbaaz and his estranged wife Malaika Arora’s son Arhaan Khan over lunch. The trio were spotted at a European cuisine restaurant in Bandra West when they stepped out after enjoying lunch together. Earlier, Arjun Kapoor, who is currently dating Malaika, was spotted on a lunch date with her and Arhaan.Speaking about his divorce, Arbaaz was quoted on India.com saying, “Everything seemed fine but it crumbled. Things don’t work out, and it’s only fair that two people who want to take their life in their own hands will take that decision.”last_img read more

Man killed in Bagerhat road crash

first_imgA man was killed and another injured after a bus hit a motorcycle on Khulna-Mongla road in Bagerhat’s Rampal upazila on Friday, reports UNB.The deceased Sanjay Kumar, 35, is of Fotehpur village of sadar upazila.Md Robiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Katakhali highway police, said a Khulna-bound bus collided head-on with a motorcycle around 3:00pm injuring two riders.Physicians pronounced Sanjay dead after he was taken to the hospital.Police seized the bus but its driver and his assistant managed to flee.last_img read more

Deltas Medallion Members can now Reclaim My Status with new loyalty benefit

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> ATLANTA — The newest addition to Delta’s Medallion program allows its SkyMiles Medallion Members to “Reclaim My Status” following a life moment or event that temporarily affects their travel plans.“Getting back into travel after a big change can be stressful, and this is one more way we’re showing Medallion Members that we are here for them when they need it,” said Sandeep Dube, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Customer Engagement and Loyalty, and CEO – Delta Vacations. “Loyalty is a two-way street and as a leading consumer brand, we are always looking for new ways to take care of our customers.”Each situation will be evaluated on a one-on-one basis, however major life events that impact travel may include:Becoming a parent, including maternity, paternity, adoption or foster leaveRecovering from serious illnessSustaining serious injuryChanging jobs or careersCaregiving for a family memberGetting a degreeHOW IT WORKSWhen Medallion Members are ready to start travelling after a big change that caused a loss of or change of Status, they should submit a request to get Medallion Status back at delta.com/reclaimmystatus.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckA decision will be made within five business days (however, can take up to two weeks) and if approved, they will automatically enjoy three months of complimentary Medallion Status. Then, members who meet the minimum travel and spend thresholds for that Status Tier over that three-month period will retain their status.For example, if a Member enrolls in Reclaim My Status on or before Dec. 31, 2019, and meets the thresholds, Medallion Status will be extended through Jan. 31, 2021. Or if a Member enrolls in Reclaim My Status between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, and meets the thresholds, Medallion Status will be extended through Jan. 31, 2022.To learn more about Reclaim My Status and view applicable terms, visit delta.com/reclaimmystatus. Posted by Share Delta’s Medallion Members can now ‘Reclaim My Status’ with new loyalty benefitcenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Delta Friday, May 10, 2019 last_img read more

Azamara simplifies its branding drops the Club Cruises

first_imgTags: Azamara Club Cruises Share MIAMI — Azamara Club Cruises is streamlining its branding to Azamara, removing the term ‘Club Cruises’ from its name.The cruise line says the change reflects “a redefined dedication” to the brand’s Destination Immersion concept and its focus on immersive experiences.“Our passion for travel has allowed our Destination Immersion concept to evolve over the last 10 years,” says Azamara President and CEO Larry Pimentel. “Today we expect even greater growth in our on-shore programming as our services improve. Now available for every trip from October 2019 and for all our future deployments, we will provide a unique variety of products carefully selected, reinforcing our identity and our ‘Explore Further’ mantra.”Pimentel added that Azamara is launching the largest selection of pre and post trip land programs in the entire cruise industry. Azamara offers more than 1,700 shore-based program offerings, complementing its immersive approach and reinforcing its commitment to take passengers to the heart of a destination, he says. More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJThe land program options include …. AzAmazing Journeys: Carefully selected programs with a small and intimate group led by expert guides (average group size from 12 to 18 guests) such as: AzAamazing in Asia: In search of Orangutnan in Borneo; AzAmazing in South America: The Bolivian Salt Flats and Atacama Desert of Chile; AzAmazing in Australia: Rail & Sail in Indian Pacific. Land Journeys: Programs that allow guests to discover cities from different points of view and offer an à la carte travel experience. Examples include: Land Journey in Europe: Norway On the Road; Land Journey in South America: In search of Jaguar: Pantanal; Land Journey in New Zealand: South Island – Alpine Rail & Mount CookStay Local: Programs that allow passengers with limited time to fully discover one and unique destination, in cities including Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong and Monte Carlo. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, June 18, 2019 center_img Travelweek Group Posted by Azamara simplifies its branding, drops the Club Cruiseslast_img read more