NIB continues 25 Years commemoration with International Symposium

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NIBis25years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The National Insurance Board 25th Anniversary Investment Symposium where some 40 delegates from 13 countries are represented opened today at Beaches Resort with the help of TCIs children and its country leader.The TCI Cadet Corp executed a stellar flags and national anthems parade, Youth Explosion champions from the Wesley Methodist School gave a riveting show of culture including song, dance and costumes, a prayer for singleness of heart among the nations and delegates was brought by Fr. Tellison Glover of the Anglican church, there was a warm welcome by Deputy Chairman of the NIB, Floyd Seymour and the event was chaired by Obrien Forbes, well known charismatic MC.In her keynote address, Premier and Finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson shared that while the NIB is performing outstandingly well today and is the country’s largest owner of assets at well over $200 million, it needs to live a long life and that will demand, she explained, that innovative strategies be instituted now for the future.Premier Robinson points out that the NIB, operating as it is today would run out of resources by 2050 and therefore committed her administration to seek out ways for the National Insurance Board to be bolstered and built so that it is not depleted and is always able to respond to the social needs of its contributors.National songs were brought by the NIB Choir with remarks coming from Reginald Thomas, who flew in from Mexico and is the Director of the Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies.   The Vote of Thanks was proudly delivered by CEO of the NIB, Walter Gardiner.#MagneticMediaNews#NIBis25years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Technology will be utilized in creating safer society – Charles Jr

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 30, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. says the Government will continue to utilize technological solutions as a key component in creating a safer society.    Mr. Charles was speaking at the opening ceremony for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Social Good Summit at the University of Technology campus, Old Hope Road, St. Andrew, on September 28.“We have found ways to access and utilise technology to our benefit, particularly with regard to communication for prevention and public awareness through our website, through the Stay Alert Application and other mechanisms,” he said.Senator Charles highlighted other areas in which technology can be used to respond to crime.“Whether it is, perhaps, a digitised diary in the police station or some equipment that is used within the police vehicle, it is all around the aspect of better use of technology for the efficiency and effectiveness of how we are going to create a safer and more secure Jamaica,” he noted.The State Minister reiterated a call for persons to download and make use of the Ministry’s crime-fighting and safety software application, ‘Stay Alert’.   The app, which is a crime-fighting mechanism, has a panic mode that, when activated, sends an alert to the police that the user is in an emergency situation. It also facilitates reporting of incidents.The Stay Alert app includes alerts that provide users with the latest news, tips and updates from the police and other information from the police blotters; iReport, which allows users to anonymously upload video, audio, photo or messages about suspicious individuals or crimes; and the laws component, which provides snippets of Jamaican legislation.The Social Good Summit, a flagship annual global event of the UNDP, examines the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world.   The Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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

On Location Rapper Pouya On Miamis HipHop Scene

first_img Facebook Rapper Pouya On Miami’s Hip-Hop Scene location-rapper-pouya-miamis-hip-hop-scene “On Location”: Rapper Pouya On Miami’s Hip-Hop Scene News Twitter Email Learn about the history of hip-hop in Miami from the 23-year-old native rapperRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 6, 2018 – 10:44 am Whether you know it or not, Miami has a huge hip-hop scene, rich with history and active artists moving the genre forward. One such rapper representing that community is Miami native Pouya who’s been jamming out tracks such as “Daddy Issues,” “Underground Underdog” and “Void.” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 6, 2018 – 10:43 am Rapper Pouya On Miami’s Hip-Hop Scene While “On Location” in Miami to capture the first episode of the new music and travel series, Recording Academy host Charlie Travers made a trip to Tropical Park to spend some time on the lake with the 23-year old rapper (and meet his 11-year-old dog Princess). While taking a break on the dock, we learn more about Miami’s hip-hop scene.”Back in the day they had the electric, EDM stuff,” Pouya says. “Then fast forward a little bit then came Uncle Luke, which was one of the first Miami rappers. Uncle Luke, the 2 Live Crew, those were the first Miami rappers ever putting on for Miami. Then came Trick Daddy. Fast forward a little bit came Rick Ross, Trina. Fast forward to today it’s me, Denzel Curry, the list goes on. … The list is too long.”Pouya, who tells Travers his father is Iranian and his mother came to Miami from Cuba, has always called Miami home. And when asked what he thinks might be missing from Miami’s music scene, it turns out this is the wrong question entirely.   “There’s nothing missing really,” Pouya says. “I think the world is missing out on us. We support each other as a city. I ride or die for my city. This is my city.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Prince Williams Shocking confession on growing up as a Prince

first_imgPrince William and Kate Middleton.Getty imagesPrince William opened up about the expectations of being a Royal and the pressures he had to face growing up as one. Prince William seems to have grown in his role as the second-in-line to the throne, but that wasn’t always the case it seems.It is known that William met Sacha Hashim while they were volunteering together with Raleigh International in Chile. The prince spent several months working on community projects in the South American country during his gap year.During his months volunteering, William reportedly told Ms. Hashim: “I wish I could be normal,” according to The Scotsman. As a Royal, Prince William had to grow up in the limelight, his every move being scrutinised. This confession is even more heartbreaking as it comes from him in his youth. The future Duke of Cambridge also told Ms. Hashim he would love to go clubbing like everyone else, but that his bodyguards made it impossible.  Prince William and Prince HarryGetty ImagesBut even as an adult he seems to reflect the same sentiments. Prince William and Kate Middleton are Royal couple goals. But they have managed to give their children a modicum of normalcy it seems, or at least they have tried to. Reportedly Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, released images of their young family at the Chelsea Flower Show. Royal photographer Ian Lloyd has claimed the pair will be “desperate” for press attention in the future. He told Sky News: “I think they have to remember in 20-years time when they are in their late 40’s or early 50’s or whatever it is, they will desperate for the press coverage, because the press coverage will have moved on to other people, that is what happens.Well, we have to say, until then Prince William and Kate Middleton can give their children the privacy they deserve. You can check out the videos here:last_img read more

Alien researcher releases footage of UFOs hovering above Wasatch Mountains in Utah

first_imgYouTube: MavixxxConspiracy theorists have long been alleging that aliens from deep space used to visit earth regularly, and most of the time, they will be hiding near mountain ranges and underwater. Adding heat to their claims, an anonymous alien researcher known by the name ‘Mavixxx’ has released a mysterious video that shows two unidentified glowing objects hovering above the Wasatch Mountain ranges in Utah.After uploading the video of the bizarre UFO sighting on YouTube, Mavixxx claimed that the clip was sent to him by a user named Pana Rican. The conspiracy theorist also revealed that the alleged sighting happened on June 04, 2019. In the video which was shot in broad daylight, two unidentified flying objects, one pretty large when compared to the other was seen hovering silently above the ranges.In the same video, Mavixxx has also unveiled several other UFO sightings that happened in the past few months, and out of them, the most interesting one being a clip apparently captured from Edmonton, Canada. In the clip, a jet plane can be seen flying low, and in the meantime, a cylindrical UFO zipped past the flight at an amazing speed.The video uploaded by Mavixxx has already gone viral on the internet, and as of now, it has racked up thousands of views on YouTube. After watching the video, conspiracy theorists outlandishly claimed that these sightings are authentic proofs of alien existence. As per these conspiracy theorists, aliens are building secret bases on mountains, and the activities are carried out with the knowledge of the government and space agencies like NASA.These conspiracy theorists argue that NASA is intentionally covering up the secrets regarding alien life fearing public panic.”The first those are on the other side of those massive mountains and just too far to gain a visual but they are very big and there’s two. In a split second of the frame, I see a fighter jet In the upper right corner. Is there a base nearby?” commented Muttaxe444, a YouTube user.”Thank people like MAVI for creating youtube channels such as this, to tell the truth, that people yearn for,” commented Kalifornia Kid, another YouTuber.last_img read more

43 killed as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

first_imgSmoke billowing following a suicide car bombing in Rashidin, west of Aleppo that targeted buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya. Photo: AFPA suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns killed 43 people on Saturday, as US-backed fighters advanced in their push towards the Islamic State group’s Raqa stronghold.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast targeted buses carrying residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the regime and rebels.“The suicide bomber was driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies and detonated near the buses,” the monitoring group said.It said most of the dead in the explosion in rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo, were evacuees, but the blast also killed several rebels who had been guarding the buses.Thousands of evacuees had been stuck on the road because of a disagreement over the number of rebels allowed to leave two other towns included in the deal.The evacuation process resumed following the blast, the Observatory said.AFP’s reporter at the scene saw several bodies, body parts and blood scattered on the ground.The wounded including several children received treatment at a hospital in the government-held part of Aleppo.The bombing took place as thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya waited to continue their journey to regime-controlled Aleppo, the coastal province of Latakia, or Damascus.The rebel group Ahrar al-Sham condemned the bombing.“We reject any accusations levelled at opposition for this heinous crime,” a senior official tweeted. “Our role was to secure civilians not kill them.”More than 5,000 people who had lived under crippling siege for more than two years left the two towns, along with 2,200 evacuated from rebel-held Madaya and Zabadani, on Friday.Syria’s war has left more than 320,000 people dead since erupting in 2011, with more than half the population forced from their homes and hundreds of thousands trapped under siege.It has sucked in regional and international powers and allowed jihadist groups to seize vast areas of the country.SDF advancesUS-backed fighters reached the outskirts of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria on Saturday as part of an offensive aimed at the IS bastion of Raqa.The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance supported by a US-led coalition, surrounded Tabqa in early April and have cut its main supply routes.The town and a nearby dam are key prizes in the broader offensive for Raqa, the jihadists’ de facto Syrian capital about 55 kilometres (35 miles) to the east.An SDF military source said Saturday that clashes were fierce and that the alliance’s forces were “trying to penetrate the town from the east and west”.SDF fighters are within a few hundred metres (yards) of Tabqa and engaged in heavy fighting as IS counter-attacked, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.The SDF launched a campaign for Raqa in November, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, advisers and artillery. It has since captured most of the surrounding province.Tabqa sits on a key supply route into Raqa and served as an important IS command base, housing the group’s main prison.Evacuation in balanceBacked by Russia and local militias, pro-government forces have made a string of recent gains.The government and rebels have brokered a series of deals to evacuate people from besieged areas, which Damascus touts as the best way to end the violence. Rebels say they are forced out by siege and bombardment.The deal involving the evacuees targeted on Saturday has been beset by delays, and the 5,000 Fuaa and Kafraya residents had waited in Rashidin for more than a day without moving before the bomb went off, an AFP correspondent said.Around 2,220 evacuees from Madaya and Zabadani were similarly blocked at a transit point in government-held territory, one of them told AFP by telephone.State television said the car bombing had been carried out by “terrorist groups”, a term the regime applies to all armed opposition groups.The main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) condemned the bombing, saying that “terrorism shall end if a political transition takes place”.Many residents had earlier expressed regret over not knowing when, if ever, they would be able to return to their homes.“It’s terrible to be uprooted like this, to go and live in a place that is not ours,” said Jama Nayef, a vet from Fuaa.last_img read more

ExNFL Star Chad Ochocinco Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on

first_img 2 min read Charlie Shrem may be on house arrest, but Bitcoin has another new celeb champion, and his record is cleaner than “Bitcoin Bill” Congressman Steve Stockman. Well, somewhat.If you guessed Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, you’re right. Yeah, we didn’t see this one coming either.  The former NFL bad-boy wide receiver, who burned through short-lived, tumultuous stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, is the latest pro athlete to hop aboard the celebrity Bitcoin bandwagon. Or to at least think about it.Related: 3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She’s an ‘Idiot’ for Missing It)The hot-tempered VH1 “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” dating show star tweeted about his budding interest in the complex digital currency yesterday.Discussing the concept of @Bitcoin with a friend. Can y’all show me how easy it is? #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/blS4OVPe37— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 14, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. A handful of Twitter users responded to the not exactly viral tweet (by this afternoon, it had only garnered only 47 retweets and 41 favorites), perhaps hoping to give the Miami native a leg up in unravelling the enigma that is Bitcoin. One even pointed out that Bitcoin isn’t taxable. Wrong!Ochocinco’s apparently still only in the early “what the heck is Bitcoin” phase we all went through, and he’s been “discussing the concept” with a friend. He seems far from ready to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment for fan gear, however, like Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman recently started doing.  Maybe Johnson, a prolific serial tweeter, was trying to be ironic when he asked the Twitterverse “Can y’all show me how easy it [Bitcoin] is?”Lesson No. 1: Bitcoin and easy don’t go well together. Just ask Shrem. Related: The Winklevoss Twins Score Virgin Galactic Tickets to Space, Paying With Bitcoin April 15, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more