Premier Jobs coming including construction for 60M in TCIG projects

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Premier Sharlene Robinson is urging citizens to position themselves for over 100 job vacancies that will emerge from projects outlined in the coming months. She was speaking at the press conference held at the Premier’s office held to mark the PDM Administration’s first 100 days in office.  Her announcement comes one day after laying the PDM’s first fiscal package in the House of Assembly, which has been described as a success since it does not require the UK’s approval.The Premier says $60 million will be spent on projects including the expansion of the immigration task force, which will see the hiring of eight new officers. She adds that while it is the government’s responsibility to provide job opportunities for its people, it is also their right to take advantage of the employment positions made available.It’s expected that 18 new police officers will be hired in the coming months, as well as ten new prison officers.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#newjobscomingsaysPremier#60millionforTCIprojectsStory by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#60millionforTCIprojects, #magneticmedianews, #newjobscomingsaysPremierlast_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of July 8 2018

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, July 8, 2018.Sunday, July 8No MeetingsMonday, July 9The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. A 6pm Executive Session precedes the meeting. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 10The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities meets at 6:30pm in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in the Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, July 11The Wilmington Conservation Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, July 12No MeetingsFriday, July 13No MeetingsSaturday, July 14No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

3 of a family killed in lightning strike

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first_imgFile photo of LightningThree members of a family were killed as lightning struck them at Saltala village in Sadullapur upazila in the district on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased are Rasheda Begum, her son Afiz and nephew Nizam, all residents of Saltala village.Officer-in-charge of Sadullapur police station Md Borhan Uddin said a thunderbolt hit the tin-shed house amid rain in the afternoon while the trio was in the house, leaving them dead on the spot.last_img

3 new judges at SC Appellate Division

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first_imgHigh CourtPresident Abdul Hamid has appointed three judges at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.They are Zinat Ara, Abu Bakar Siddiquee and Md Nuruzzaman – all of whom were serving as the High Court judges.The president made the appointment on Monday, an official of the court told Prothom Alo.With this, the number of judges at the Appellate Division increases to seven.The three new judges will take the oath of office to be administered by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge Tuesday morning.Apart from the chief justice, there are four judges at the Appellate Division. They are Syed Mahmud Hossain, Muhammad Imman Ali, Hasan Foez Siddique, and Mirza Hussain Haider.last_img

Dallas Is All In On Amazon HQ2 Austin ¯ツ¯

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first_img Share Illustration by Todd WisemanDallas and Austin are potential candidates for Amazon’s HQ2To hear Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings tell it, attracting Amazon is “like a poker game.”“Bring the bidding war on,” he said shortly after Dallas made the shortlist to house the tech giant’s second headquarters. And in that war, he’s “all in,” he made clear in an interview weeks later.A few hundred miles south, Austin Mayor Steve Adler has yet to ante up.“I don’t know that we want to be” Amazon’s second home, Adler said last week.Austin and Dallas are the only two Texas cities still in the running to land Amazon’s second headquarters, a coveted $5 billion capital investment the company says will employ as many as 50,000 people.Both cities are considered strong contenders. Various algorithms have ranked each one first, and both made the top five in a recent survey of site selection consultants. But the cities’ most public spokesmen seem to be taking opposite approaches to the deal. Adler said Austin’s initial bid did not contain any financial incentives, for example; Rawlings has promised that Dallas will be “aggressive.”Those approaches highlight the divergent business climates within the two cities — and could affect the two cities’ standing in the tech behemoth’s eyes, some experts say.“One approach is better than the other,” said Ron Starner, who has been following the Amazon bidding war for Site Selection magazine. “If you’re up against an Atlanta and a Dallas-Fort Worth which you know are going to hold nothing back, that historically have a long track record of winning projects like this… saying ‘Um, yeah, I’d really like you to come here but as part of the long-term package we’d like you to help us solve our problems’ — I’ve never been aware of that being a winning strategy.”The full details of the two cities’ wooing efforts are all but impossible to know at this time. Amazon has reportedly asked local officials not to discuss details of the deal publicly; Rawlings’ office declined to comment for this story, citing a non-disclosure agreement. And both Texas cities have refused to make public most of their communications with the Seattle-based company, as well as the proposals themselves.But in interviews and public statements, Rawlings has spoken at length about all that Dallas has to offer Amazon. Adler, despite touting his city’s perks, seems to be wondering what Amazon can offer Austin. “We have really severe traffic issues and really severe affordability issues,” Adler said last week in an interview with Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune. “If, because of your scale, because of the resources and power you bring, you can actually help us deal with mobility in a way that we can’t deal with it on our own or aren’t going to be able to deal with it for a significant period of time, well then I want to have that conversation.”“But that’s the conversation we should have,” he emphasized.Meanwhile, Rawlings, the former chief executive of Pizza Hut, has indicated that he sees the bidding process like any other: catering to a client.“This is about taking care of a customer, and saying, ‘Customer, what do you like? Blue? Red? You like something that is slimming?’” Rawlings said. “It’s all about, ‘The customer’s right.’”He also made that clear in a promotional video that the city released with its application: “I love DFW because it’s easy. It’s a great place to live.”In his initial pitch, Adler asked Amazon to see Austin’s “greatest challenges as an opportunity.”The Dallas approach is markedly more traditional, experts said.“Most often, you’ll see the communities competing for the site to really be coming up with very, very competitive solutions, and that’s what we may be witnessing from the Dallas competition,” said Jeff Moseley, CEO of the Texas Association of Business.The two mayors’ rhetoric squares with what several experts describe as a pattern from the two cities’ economic development departments. Dallas has historically been more business-centric and more generous with financial incentives. Austin — a city that sometimes clings to its free-spirit, college town reputation — has tended to be more skeptical of corporate relocation deals.The two cities are “kind of the polar ends,” said Nathan Jensen, a University of Texas at Austin professor who studies the impact of financial incentives.Austin is also “more progressive” when it comes to economic development, said Dallas City Council Member Philip Kingston — meaning the capital city is less likely than its northern neighbor to hand out substantial financial incentives.“The business community and the political leadership [in Dallas] really believe in all of that old-school, civic boosterism hokem that if you spend a bunch of money then you get all this ‘economic impact’ in your city,” Kingston said. “I have yet to be able to fill a pothole with ‘economic impact.’”Kingston said he is part of an “insurgent” minority on the Dallas City Council that doesn’t support generous financial incentives. Along with Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, Kingston recently signed an online “non-aggression pact” asking Amazon’s candidate cities to band together in rejecting “egregious tax giveaways and direct monetary incentives for the Amazon headquarters.”That view seems more dominant among members of Austin’s City Council, many of whom have publicly expressed skepticism about the deal-making process and the prospect of Amazon coming to Austin at all. Adler said this city council has “operated in the best interest of the city overall.”“There was some question or concern that people expressed to me, that you can’t send that letter in because it’s going to take us out,” Adler said. “But this is who we are and this is the conversation this community would want to have as part of that.”last_img read more

Reform of Baltimores Civilian Review Board Passes Md General Assembly

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first_imgBaltimore’s Civilian Review Board will soon have two new members and will be required to hold during the year, at least four of its monthly meetings in locations around the city, rather than at police headquarters downtown.Senate Bill 882, sponsored by Sen. Joan Conway (D-Baltimore City), passed the General Assembly and will require Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board to add two new members, one each from the ACLU Maryland and the Baltimore City NAACP. Both members are to be selected by the mayor of Baltimore City.The bill originally aimed to place all law enforcement agencies operating in Maryland under the jurisdiction of the review board, but the Maryland Transit Administration and the police agency of the University of Maryland system, both state agencies, were ultimately exempted from the bill, according to Dr. Marvin Cheatham, head of the coalition which sought to have the bill passed.“We would have preferred [those agencies] being in [the law], but as a result of that . . . the [Maryland Transit Administration] has agreed to meet with [our coalition] and get from them what are their guidelines for people filing complaints, where do people go, and we will be encouraging them to do a stronger public relations piece, so people will know what to do,” said Cheatham.The Civilian Review Board has been in danger of not reaching a quorum at its monthly meetings because four of the five seats on the board are not currently filled, said Cheatham. The two new members should help address this issue.Del. Nathaniel Oaks (D-Baltimore City), who sponsored the House version of the bill, said that, in an ideal world, he would have liked to see the University of Maryland police system placed under the jurisdiction of the Civilian Review Board, since they have arrest files in Baltimore City.“There were some things that we wanted that I got [in the bill] so I’m pleased with that,” said Oaks. “Not necessarily satisfied, but I’m pleased.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Reddit Surpasses 14 Billion Video Views a Month

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first_imgReddit, the self-proclaimed front page of the internet, is now serving up more than 1.4 billion native video views per month. Reddit released the new data point Tuesday as part of a a 2018 year in review report, which also highlighted continued growth in the site’s popular crowd-sourced “ask me anything” interview format.The social community juggernaut officially launched native video uploads in August of 2017, and surpassed 1 billion monthly views in September. By the end of November, that number had surged to over 1.4 billion. Every day, users upload more than 400,000 hours of video to the service, which is up 38% from the beginning of the year.Altogether, Reddit attracted more than 330 million users per month in 2018, who collectively view more than 14 billion pages every month, and have generated some 153 million posts and 1.2 billion comments to date. Popular on Variety “Across the site, we saw a surge in activity in 2018, growing 22% YoY in engagement (posts + comments + votes) and 30% YoY in views,” said Reddit’s senior communications manager Christine Cassis in a blog post.Reddit first revealed that it had over 330 million monthly active users in April. On Tuesday, it added a little more color to that number, revealing that its most-upvoted post of 2018 was one about Sinclair Broadcasting’s practice to make local news anchors deliver scripted opinion pieces; that a single post about “Avengers: Infinity War” surpassed 77,000 comments; and that the “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” subreddit now generates more comments than the “Game of Thrones” subreddit.Equally noteworthy is the continued success of Reddit’s “Ask me anything” (AMA) interview format. The service hosted more than 1800 AMAs this year. The most popular personality to answer questions posed by Reddit’s community was Bill Gates, whose interview not only topped the list of most-upvoted AMAs, but also was the most-commented-on one. “No matter which way we slice the data, Bill Gates reigns supreme,” quipped Cassis.center_img ×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

The Coolest Features in the iPhone XS XS Max and XR

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first_img 4 min read September 13, 2018 This story originally appeared on PCMag Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This year’s new iPhones have arrived. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR build upon the iPhone X, all coming with edge-to-edge displays, Face ID and a bevy of powerful cameras and processors.The new flagship smartphone line doesn’t feature as many dramatic changes or game-changing features as in years past. But combined with the rollout of iOS 12 on Sept. 17, the devices have plenty to offer consumers who want to upgrade. Read on for a rundown of the most notable new features and improvements the XS, XS Max and new entry-level iPhone XR.Bigger, better OLED screensThe iPhone XS has the same size 5.8-inch OLED display as the iPhone X, but Apple says the phone’s “Super Retina” display packs more pixels and 60 percent greater dynamic range than its predecessor. The massive iPhone XS Max sets a new display size record with a 6.5-inch display made up of 3.3 million pixels. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)A12 Bionic processorMost of the new phones’ performance improvements stem from the A12 Bionic processor. The 7nm chip has 6.7 billion transistors and an 8-core dedicated machine-learning engine to analyze neural network data to figure out whether to run processes on the CPU, GPU or neural engine. Apple said the A12 can process 5 trillion operations per second, compared to 600 billion operations with the A11 chip. All of this gives you significant performance bumps, with apps opening 30 percent faster while using less power.A 512GB storage optionUntil now, internal iPhone storage maxed out at 256GB. The iPhone XS and XS Max double that, with a 512GB model for those who want to pay a few hundred dollars extra.Adjust depth of fieldAndroid devices such as the Galaxy Note 9 have been able do this for a while, but with the new iPhones you can now adjust depth of field in a photo after it’s been taken. In photo-editing mode, look for the depth slider.Beefed-up camera specsThe iPhone XS and XS Max still sport the same vertical configuration as the iPhone X with a 12MP wide-angle camera and telephoto lens. However, the latest smartphones come with more powerful sensors and improved True Tone LED flash with an advanced flicker-detect system. The front camera is still a 7MP lens but has a 2x faster sensor and improved red-eye reduction, detail segmentation and more thanks to the A12 chip.Smart HDRThe A12 chip also powers what Apple is calling Smart HDR, which uses the phone’s image signal processor and neural engine to combine multiple photos into one with techniques like zero shutter lag and highlight detail to take even better quality photos. More importantly, it also greatly improves low-light photos and is available not just in photo mode but also video, portrait, timelapse and pano to add more highlight detail to every shot.Stereo recordingIn addition to overall quality improvements thanks to Smart HDR and the more powerful camera, videos will also now capture stereo sound via the four microphones built into the iPhone XS for a richer sound experience.Augmented reality and machine learningThe A12 chip improves overall performance, but also powers a range of apps and features coming in iOS 12. Cool features such as Memoji and better rendering of 3D objects in ARKit 2.0 all have machine learning running in the background to ensure everything looks smooth.Improved waterproofingA slight improvement, but the XS and XS Max bump up the iPhone’s waterproof capabilities from IP67 to IP68. The new devices are dust-proof, and waterproof up to 2 meters deep and 30 minutes submerged.Better battery lifeThe iPhone XS packs 30 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X, and the iPhone XS Max boasts an hour and a half more battery life thanks to its massive battery, the largest ever in an iPhone. Even the iPhone XR offers an hour and a half more than the iPhone 8 Plus.Dual SIMFor the first time ever, the iPhones XS and XS Max will also have dual-SIM technology combining one physical SIM card with one eSIM. Apple is calling the process Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS), and it will allow users to keep two phone numbers, have two different plans or travel with a local data plan without having to swap out SIM cards. There will also be a new Intel modem to boot, so the new iPhones will finally work with all four major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile) by default.Two physical SIMs in ChinaChinese iPhone users will also have dual SIM capability. However, instead of an eSIM (it’s not as popular in China), Apple is releasing separate versions of the XS and XS Max in China that can use two physical SIM cards simultaneously. Register Now »last_img read more