CWBusiness launches Hospitality TV in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 30, 2017 – Providenciales – The face of television is changing with Cable & Wireless Business, as the region’s leading telecommunications provider has unveiled a new product specifically geared towards TCI’s leading industry.C&W Business launched its new cutting-edge integrated Next Generation Hospitality Interactive TV in Turks and Caicos at an industry event hosted at the Blue Haven Resort, aimed at making the hospitality sector more globally competitive to meets the demands of the “connected guest.”A bespoke solution, C&W Business Hospitality Interactive TV can be tailored to an all-inclusive resort, business hotel, luxury, or small property.   It can be fine-tuned for the guests the property most commonly serves: whether families, young travelers, adults only, or business travelers.“The present demands of today’s travellers in this vast industry with an expanding cluster of world class luxury hotels deserves a world class solution, and Cable & Wireless is here to deliver,” said Flow TCI, Country Manager, Delleriece Hall.CW Business Sales Manager, Joanne Missick added: “We are very proud of where we are today and we are very much excited about where we are headed. As an organization, we have the vision, the knowledge, and the experience to pave the way to the future.”With a larger selection of channels, inclusive of high-definition content, integrated digital signage that encompasses every screen on the property, and a dedicated hotel channel to guide visitors to restaurants, bars, and other on-property amenities, the solution can be delivered via analog, digital or full end-to-end Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).Basic packages comprise either 29 or 65 channels, whilst Add-On Packs enable the guest to stay connected with the latest sports, movies, or news, or provide entertainment for the family, by signing on for Movie Pass, Fox Pass, Kids Pass, Sports Pass, or Global Pass.Additionally, the new Interactive TV solution comes with 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and support by a team of Cable & Wireless technology experts, which allows them to remotely troubleshoot any potential issues.Vice President, B2B Sales Operations, Boris Kluck, remarked: “The Hospitality industry is an incredibly competitive marketplace and while there is no doubt about the natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos, it is critical that you differentiate your properties in order to stand out from the many other choices that travellers have.”Kluck further stated that, “Increasingly, what our research tell us is that your guests’ digital stay is becoming just as important as their actual physical stay – ensuring that you have the right technology solutions to meet the digital demands of your guests will be an important factor of differentiation when they are making the important decisions about their next vacation.   C&W Business continues to invest in the hospitality sector as we recognize its importance to economic growth in the region.   We are committed to providing world-class technology solutions that will help you deliver an unparalleled guest experience.”The workshop today saw a number of key representatives from the hotel sector, including Director of Tourism, Mr. Ramon Andrews who provided a positive and encouraging overview of the status of the hospitality industry following the passing of the recent hurricanes.Andrews stated, “It is no secret that we are definitely blessed in Turks and Caicos despite everything that we came through, as it relates to two storms, Irma and Maria.   We find faith witnessing people put themselves aside and focus on the goal of understanding that there is a much bigger picture here.   I think if we continue to approach everything the way we have approached this devastation, I think that we will continue to be successful in Turks and Caicos.”For more information on CW Business newest hospitality offering, visit https://cwcbusiness.com/solutions/hospitality-solutions/ today.Press Releases: Cable & Wireless Related Items:last_img read more

Suspect arrested in connection to sexual assault at Mesa College

first_img March 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Suspect arrested in connection to sexual assault at Mesa College SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities Saturday announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday’s sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College.The name of the suspect was not immediately released.At about 1:30 p.m. Friday, a student was walking from the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building to the Learning Resource Center when a man began walking alongside her. When they reached the grassy area outside the LRC, the man attempted to pin the victim down and place his hands down her pants and under her shirt, according to San Diego Community College District police.The student pushed the suspect away and left the area. The man was last seen walking toward the campus’ Student Services Center, police said.Anyone with information about the assault was asked to call police at (619) 531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS.Campus police remind anyone on campus that emergency call boxes are located in many classrooms, elevators and parking lots and safety escort services are available 24/7 by calling college police at (619) 388-6405. Posted: March 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Pentagon Says Border Deployments Cost 534 Million Expects to Expand Role

first_img ADC AUTHOR Deployment of troops to the southern border is expected to cost at least $534 million by the end of September, the Pentagon said, according to The Hill. A DOD letter to Congress references $350 million for the National Guard mission and $184 million for the active-duty mission.DOD also announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly $1 billion in contracts to build the administration’s border wall.Assistant Defense Secretary Robert McMahon told lawmakers this week that any military construction projects to be defunded or delayed due to Pentagon funds redirected for the administration’s border barrier have not been chosen.“It’s a level of detail we are not down to yet, because today there is no requirement,” McMahon said, according to Military.com.The border deployment is also affecting readiness, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. He said deployments have helped some service members such as pilots, military police and engineers, but others could see skills degrade.“One particular unit is doing a mission today that’s not part of their core competency,” he said. “For 60 days, they can handle that, but it will affect their readiness.”Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday he expects that the Pentagon’s border role will expand as the Department of Homeland Security requests more assistance, Military Times reported.Army Corps of Engineers photo by Brooks Hubbard IVlast_img read more

Taylor Swift Delivers Speech Celebrating Pride Month At Chicago Concert

first_imgNews NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Taylor Swift; Album Of The Year speech for ‘1989’ The GRAMMY winner offers words of support to the LGBTQ community during the closing night of the first leg of her Reputation TourNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 4, 2018 – 8:18 am Taylor Swift kicked off Pride Month with an inspired speech during her June 2 Chicago concert, offering support and encouragement to the LGBTQ community.“It’s very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any situation, but it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love when you know that it might be met with adversity from society,” Swift said during a break between songs, according to Billboard. “This month and every month I want to send my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about how they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify.” Email Taylor Swift Delivers Speech Celebrating Pride Month At Chicago Concert Facebook Taylor Swift’s Uplifting Pride Month Speech taylor-swift-delivers-speech-celebrating-pride-month-chicago-concert Twitter With Pride Month underway, Swift took the opportunity to celebrate of the progress made in the continuing struggle for equality, but also pointed out there is more work to be done.“This is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but I think we also need to acknowledge how far we have left to go,” Swift said. “I want to send my love and respect to everybody who hasn’t felt comfortable enough to come out yet … and may you do that on your own time and may we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to all say how they feel.”June is celebrated as Pride Month across the country, with major events planned in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Anchorage, Alaska, Boston and Chicago. Many of the Pride Month celebrations commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City on June 28, 1969, when demonstrators fought back against the rising number of police raids on bars catering to LGBT patrons, a significant event in the movement for LGBT equality, according to GLAAD.Swift delivered the speech at Chicago’s Soldier Field on the final night of the first leg of her Reputation Tour, which commenced on May 8 in Glendale, Ariz., and is one of the hottest tour tickets this summer. Swift now heads across the pond for six dates in the U.K. before returning to the U.S. for the second leg of the North American tour, which runs from June 30 in Louisville, Ky., and wraps up Oct. 6 in Arlington, Texas.Ticket availability and information for Swift’s Reputation Tour can be accessed via Ticketmaster. A list of Pride Month events across the country can be found here.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

US legislation implicates Myanmars senior army officers

first_imgUS House Foreign Affairs Committee passes a legislation holding senior Myanmar military officials accountable for mass atrocities against the Rohingya. Photo: foreignaffairs.house.govUS House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a legislation holding senior Myanmar military officials accountable for mass atrocities against the Rohingya.The BURMA Act (HR 5819) also urged the Myanmar government to cooperate with the United Nations fact-finding mission, provide access to humanitarian aid groups, facilitate the return of the Rohingya, and release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, reports UNB.“We commend the House Foreign Affairs Committee, especially the lead co-sponsors, Representative Engel and Representative Chabot, for overcoming this key hurdle,” Francisco Bencosme, advocacy manager for Asia Pacific at Amnesty International USA, said in a statement on Thursday.It reads: “Congress needs to send a signal to the Myanmar military that it cannot act with impunity. This legislation is a crucial step towards addressing the systematic and widespread human rights abuses and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya that have been well documented by Amnesty International.”This legislation also speaks to the urgent need to protect freedom of expression in Myanmar by releasing journalists like Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, according to Amnesty International.Francisco said people should be able to report on atrocities without being put behind bars. “We urge the entire House of Representatives to pass this bill and the Senate to follow suit.”On World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International USA launched a campaign calling for the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.Last February, over 300 Amnesty members and supporters from nearly 40 states met with members of Congress to ask them to pass the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018 and the BURMA Act of 2017.last_img read more

Apples Tim Cook Slams Facebook Privacy Is a Human Right A Civil

first_imgApple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook as the social media site continues to make headlines in light of data-privacy concerns raised by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.At a town hall event hosted by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Recode’s Kara Swisher, Cook had some heated words for the social media giant.Cook said Facebook’s detailed personal information on its users should not exist in the first place. “I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation,” he said, according to NBC News. “However, I think we’re beyond that here, and I do think that it’s time for a set of people to think deeply about what can be done here.”Facebook is in hot water after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, linked to the Trump campaign, tapped personal information from up to 50 million Facebook users without the their consent. “Privacy to us is a human right,” Cook said. “It’s a civil liberty, and something that is unique to America. This is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Privacy is right up there with that for us.”When asked at the event what he would do if he were in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s predicament, he responded, “What would I do? I wouldn’t be in this situation.”Zuckerberg has apologized for the breach of information. In a statement posted on his personal Facebook page, he wrote, “We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.”Speaking about Apple’s business practices, Cook said, “The truth is we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer, if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that.”Cook’s interview is part of MSNBC’s “Revolution” series, which will air on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more