James Pitt Rachel Harvey no longer at LIME

first_img Related Items:changes, Islandcom, james pitt, lime, rachel harvey Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Jun 2015 – LIME making sweeping changes in the past six months including their announcement of a buy-out of Islandcom’s assets which is set to take full effect by the end of June and two other stories which did not result in press releases or press conferences but which are a significant change for the company. James Pitt, General Manager at LIME Turks and Caicos for just about a year is said to be already left the company – shifted from the local LIME location to another according to our sources. The other change is more close to home as Rachel Harvey, whom many had come to know as the Marketing Manager with LIME, is gone now too. After 18 years with the company, Harvey on Thursday issued a farewell via email, informing that, in her own words, ‘My time with LIME is completed…” Harvey, explained that her position was made redundant and that she joined LIME on August 5, 1997. Almost half of her life at LIME she said, and yet there was a sense of optimism in her dispatch as she advised this leads her to a new chapter of life, not the end of the world but the beginning of a whole new world.” Rachel Harvey said she appreciates all she learned at the company, that she has been humbled and touched by the outpouring of good wishes and that she wished the company and team well moving forward. LIME has not issued any statement on the transfer of James Pitt or the redundancy of Rachel Harvey’s position and no official update on their July 1, 2015 full take-over of Islandcom clients and services. The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-up Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Recommended for you Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’slast_img read more

Immigration Meetings resume Commission Proposed In New Citizenship Law

first_img Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 – Meetings for the public consultation on two important Immigration Laws are set to resume this week. Both will be held this Thursday September 3rd, one at 10am at the Salt Shed in Salt Cay and the other at 6pm at the Regatta Village in South Caicos.The biggest issue within these laws is the fact that the TCI Status Bill is said to create new provisions for the Immigration Commission when it comes to granting status. The commission will be chaired and ultimately under the ruling of the Immigration Minister of the day however it is proposed that two members from the opposition also sit as part of the commissioning body. The commission would meet once a year to consider applications and would also have the power to revocate someone’s status. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:immigration bill, tci status bill, town hall meeting More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise Recommended for you Five Cays town hall meeting reveals MP planslast_img read more

Premier Hon Sharlene L Cartwright Robinson and UKOT Leaders meet in London

first_imgDuring the week-long visit, Premier Cartwright Robinson also had three other key engagements: a bilateral meeting with Baroness Anelay on key areas of concern for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, among which are national security, border protection and policing, human rights concerns and SIPT funding; a meeting with the Minister of State for Security, Hon. Ben Wallace MP on proposed amendments to the Criminal Finances Bill, which if passed in the UK Parliament could see the introduction of open registries in British Overseas Territories sooner than originally anticipated; and an Introduction and Photocall Session and Tour along with the other leaders, with the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, The Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing Street in London.While in the UK, the Premier also hosted receptions in London and Manchester, where the she addressed the Turks and Caicos Islands students and diaspora on matters of national priority and the focus of her Government, and further had the opportunity to hear from attendees on matters of interest to them. As an advocate for the development and empowerment of young people, the Premier found the evenings informative and invigorating and noted that she looks forward to engaging with the diaspora further when she next visits London in June of this year for the next OT-EN and Pre-JMC meetings. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT JMC (OT-EN) was hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Mr. Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DExEU, and was attended by leaders of twelve members of the Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) which includes: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, St Helena and Ascension Islands, Tristan Da Cunha and The Turks and Caicos Islands. Recommended for you Premier Cartwright-Robinson returned to the TCI to attend the meeting of the House of Assembly that was scheduled on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the capital, Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The two-day meeting of the JMC (OT-EN), which was agreed in London back in October last year among the Overseas Territories (OT) Leaders during the annual Joint Ministerial Council Meeting as the primary forum for dialogue on the UK’s exit from the EU, sought to facilitate political engagement and collaboration between the UK Government and the Governments of the Overseas Territories to ensure that OT’s requirements are taken into consideration in the preparations of the UK to exit the EU.Among the opportunities presented by the forum was the discussion on areas of opportunity for EU cooperation and collaboration with the OTs that may be affected during the period that the UK remains a member of the EU; the basis for a future relationship between the UK, OTs and EU; and it further provided a road map for future engagement at the Ministerial and Official level to ensure that matters agreed at the forum are upheld during UK negotiations on their exit from the EU.center_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, England, February 16, 2017 – The Premier and Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade, Honourable Sharlene L. Cartwright Robinson, this week joined other leaders of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOT) in London at an extraordinary Joint Ministerial Council (Overseas Territories – Europe Negotiations) (JMC (OT-EN)) Meeting specifically arranged to begin preliminary negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) Government in anticipation of the enactment of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and Britain’s exit from the European Union. Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Sir Geoff Hurst thinks playing at Wembley is now tiresome for

first_imgEngland’s 1966 Word Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst believes the “privilege” of playing at Wembley no longer exists for Tottenham.Due to White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Spurs have hosted all of their home games at Wembley in all competitions since 2017.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have had several delays this season in their attempt to play at their old ground once more, despite the fact that it should have been ready for them to return to at the start of the current campaign.Star playmaker Christian Eriksen has recently made it clear that he cannot wait to get out of Wembley once and for all.And Hurst accepts that the thrill players usually get from playing at Wembley probably no longer exists for the Spurs team.“You could say that playing at Wembley so often has taken away the privilege for Tottenham and their supporters,” Hurst told Football London.“It’s a fantastic stadium, befitting for big occasions such as England matches, cup semi-finals and finals. But playing there every week has become tiresome for the team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Their players have made noises about looking forward to leaving and playing in their own ground, and you can see why as the atmosphere and turnout isn’t what it could and should be for the national stadium.Although the former West Ham striker cannot see why there should be any issues over Spurs playing at the stadium.“Should they have been allowed to have played there? I don’t see why not,” added Hurst.“It’s important that the FA help English teams when they can, and Spurs have been flying the flag for the country when playing in the Champions League, so it made sense to help them while the stadium was being built.”Now 77 years old, Hurst is renown in England for his exploits on the international stage which famously saw him score a hat-trick against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.Overall, Hurst scored 24 times in 49 appearances for the Three Lions and entered the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004.last_img read more

Erykah Badu Announces Winter Tour Dates

first_imgNews Erykah Badu Announces Winter Tour Dates erykah-badu-announces-winter-tour-dates Email The GRAMMY-winning neo-soul songstress is giving fans the gift of live performances this holiday season with shows in select U.S. venues in December and FebruaryAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 6, 2018 – 2:59 pm Erykah Badu, often referred to as the First Lady or Queen of Neo-Soul, first gave the world her unique, sultry sound with her 1997 GRAMMY-winning debut album Baduizm and has been making waves ever since. While she has been playing festivals this year, it has been several years since her last music release or tour, so now fans can rejoice, as the songstress recently has announced select tour dates.Her limited winter tour will warm the hearts of fans in Los Angeles and San Francisco in December, and Baltimore, Miami and Atlantic City, N.J., in February. Attendees in both SF and LA can expect shows on the more intimate side, with the venues she is playing having capacities under 2,500 attendees. The East Coast venues are a bit larger, having capacities in the 10,000-14,000 range. Her Miami performance is part of the III Points music festival, for which she is a headliner, along with SZA, Tyler, The Creator and ASAP Rocky. She performed at several festivals across the country this year, including Demon Dayz in LA and Essence Festival in New Orleans, plus only a few non-festival shows. In August she also gave a super-intimate, heartfelt performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, on which she sang “Rimshot” from her debut Baduizm, for which she won her first two GRAMMYs, including Best R&B Album, at the 40th GRAMMY Awards.Her most recent music is 2015’s But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape, which includes her take on Drake’s viral GRAMMY-winning song “Hotline Bling” with “Cel U Lar Device.” The last LP was 2010’s New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. Fans can only hope for new Badu music and more tour dates in the (hopefully) near future.For more info on Badu’s winter tour dates, visit her Facebook, where you can purchase tickets.Massive Attack To Celebrate 21 Years Of ‘Mezzanine’ With 2019 Anniversary TourRead more Twitter Erykah Badu Announces Winter Tour Dates Facebook last_img read more

Wilmington Man Injured In Fatal Car Crash In Woburn

first_imgWOBURN, MA — Woburn Police Chief Robert Rufo and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan report that the Woburn Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning.Just after 10:30 a.m., Woburn Police received a report of a serious crash involving people with injuries on Cambridge Road (Route 3A).Upon arrival, police learned that a 2007 Honda Accord, driven by a 72-year-old man from Nashua, New Hampshire, was traveling southbound on Route 3A. At the same time, a 58-year-old man from Wilmington was traveling north on Route 3A in a Cadillac XTS.A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Honda Accord crossed the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the Cadillac. The driver of the Accord was taken via ambulance to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The Wilmington man was transported via ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene.The crash is under investigation by the Woburn Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section also responded to the scene to investigate.(NOTE: The above press release is from John Guilfoil Public Relations.)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… RelatedState Police Ask For The Public’s Help Identifying Vehicle In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police Participate In Middlesex District Attorney’s Back-to-School Safety EventIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

The Fukushima nuclear disasters legacy An inescapable stigma

first_imgBut there are reminders of the disaster everywhere. Drive on the nearby Joban Expressway and you’ll periodically run into signs with a readout of the radiation level. The daily weather report on the local evening news contains an update on the radiation in the area.  I periodically drove past fields containing hundreds of bags of radiated dirt. At the same time as my tour of Daiichi in November, former Tepco executives were in court to deal with charges of professional negligence. Despite Tepco’s efforts to clean the mess up, there continues to be mistrust of the company and of nuclear power. The Fukushima Daiichi meltdown caused a chilling effect on the use of nuclear power around the world. If it wasn’t for stepped-up production in China, the generation of nuclear energy would be down over the last few years.  japan-reference-4913The entrance to the J-Village facility. James Martin/CNET In Japan, only nine of the 35 nuclear reactors have switched back on, and there remains public concern over the use of nuclear power, according to the World Nuclear Industry’s 2018 status report. It’s unlikely any nuclear reactors in Fukushima will see life again. But ridding itself of nuclear power isn’t going to reverse the damage done to Fukushima — both to the land and to its reputation. The cleanup effort could take upward of $70 billion and at least 40 years. Locals hope it doesn’t take that long for the reputation to recover.”Our message is just come and see us,” Kitashima says. “What we like them to see is that this area, which was an evacuation area, has recovered and life goes on.” Sci-Tech Share your voice 18 Photos Fukushima turns to robots to fix the future The J-Village hotel and sports complex in Fukushima was immaculate, its grand lobby welcoming us with bright lights and pristine marble floors. Several furnished conference rooms stood ready to host one event after another. There’ was just one jarring thing: the utter silence throughout the facility.  Fixing Fukushima is a CNET multi-part series that explores the role technology plays in cleaning up the worst nuclear disaster in history.It was our first night in the Fukushima region, and my photographer, James Martin, and my interpreter had arrived a little after 10 p.m. Initially, we weren’t sure if this was the right location – we seemingly had the only vehicle in the parking lot, and a quick search of those conference rooms found no staff.It wasn’t until we located the reception desk, tucked out of sight from the main lobby, that we found another human. The employee noted that only 15 guests were staying in the 200-room hotel. Welcome to Fukushima. That first night proved to be one of the more memorable moments in a trip that included a visit inside one of the most radioactive hotspots in the world, a look at a massive underground ice wall and a virtual reality experience that took me to places no human could survive. It stood out because it illustrated the long way this area has to go before any semblance of normalcy can return. When reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melted down in 2011, the disaster didn’t just displace more than 160,000 people — many of whom have yet to return — it marked the region with a stigma that may never go away. I’ll never forget the scenes of the tsunami wiping away whole cities broadcast on television, or reading about the meltdown. The urge to see just how a country comes back from such devastation drove me to pursue this assignment.  4:09 “What we want to do is turn that on its head and create a positive image of Fukushima around the world,” Akifumi Kitashima, director of the robot industry promotion unit for the Fukushima prefectural government, says through an interpreter.Tepco, meanwhile, has attempted to assuage the concerns of the locals who’ve returned, including offering free dosimeters and investing in drones to scare away the wild boar that come down from the mountains to inhabit the abandoned houses and buildings. Tepco has also set up nursing care training facilities, offers home visit inspections and removes the weeds at local cemeteries. Masaaki Hanaoka, executive general manager of international affairs for Tepco’s Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters, talks about the festivals it’s sponsored and its attempt to promote tourism in the area. What we want to do is create a positive image of Fukushima around the world. Akifumi Kitashima, director with the Fukushima prefectural government 2 That it’s up and running again as a sports complex and hotel is a point of pride for locals. “For those of us from Fukushima who live here, we try to live as we did before,” says Shunsuke Ono, managing director of the facility. “For people outside of Fukushima, there’s a feeling that Fukushima is not normal.” Tepco and local government officials are pushing the concept of an “Innovation Coast” in the region through facilities like the Naraha Center for Remote Control Technology and the Robot Test Field in nearby Minamisoma. The idea is to tap into the investment already being made in the cleanup effort and create a Silicon Valley of robotics and drone technology. center_img Tags Comments Inside Fukushima: Standing 60 feet from a nuclear disaster Now playing: Watch this: For Fukushima’s nuclear disaster, robots may be the only hope How Fukushima’s massive ice wall keeps nuclear radiation at bay Inside a Fukushima reactor: How VR gave me a scary-real experience Fukushima’s ice wall keeps radiation from spreading around the world A rare look at the meltdown inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Eight years on, there’s been little progress with the actual cleanup. While three of the six reactors have been safely decommissioned, the remaining three have proven to be such a challenge that Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, just last month finally succeeded in sending a robot down to the Unit 2 reactor to pick up some of debris in the highly radioactive core. japan-reference-4891The lobby of the J-Village hotel and sports complex.  James Martin/CNET In some ways, it’s unfair to place the entire burden of the radiation scare upon Fukushima. One of the most surprising things I learned was just how massive Fukushima actually is. It’s the third-largest prefecture in Japan and is split into three regions: the coastal Hamadori, which is where Daiichi lies; the central Nakadori, an agricultural hub and home to the capital, Fukushima City; and a mountainous region in the west known as Aizu. Only Hamadori was affected by the disaster, yet everyone feels the pain. Still, I witnessed pockets of life return even in the areas close to Daiichi. J-Village, for instance, was once a national training center for the Japan football (soccer) team. But immediately after the earthquake and meltdown, it transformed into a staging area for thousands of workers dealing with the nuclear disaster and the reconstruction of the surrounding area. Fixing Fukushima Robotslast_img read more

Firm behind Fearless Girl nixed payequality resolutions says report

first_img3:04 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Powerful women of the Marvel universe Culture Comment Tags The Fearless Girl statue now stands outside the New York Stock Exchange.  Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images Tuesday is Equal Pay Day. The topic, trending on Twitter, puts a spotlight on the pay disparity between women and men. While more attention is being focused on the inequality in pay, not every company is putting its money where its mouth is. A report published Tuesday by investment-research company Morningstar said that State Street Global Advisors, the New York company that commissioned the Fearless Girl statue, voted against a number of gender diversity initiatives. The bronze Fearless Girl statue, created by Kristen Visbal and installed in 2017, stood defiantly in front of the Charging Bull in Manhattan’s Financial District. It became a tourist attraction and was seen by some as a symbol for women in leadership. It was moved in December to the New York Stock Exchange. Morningstar’s report found that State Street’s Gender Diversity fund, known as SHE, didn’t have a voting record in line with its stated goals of “closing the gender gap” by “strengthening gender diversity and inclusion practices across corporate America.” SHE voted no or abstained on eight of the 10 gender diversity-related shareholder resolutions in a four year period, according to Morningstar. In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for State Street said that examining its voting record based on shareholder proposals doesn’t tell a complete story on how the company approaches gender issues.”We do not simply consider the topic being addressed in a shareholder proposal when deciding how to vote, rather we vote on a case-by-case basis, taking into account each company’s unique circumstances and the level of disclosure relative to our expectations,” the company said.State Street said it has been vocal about the importance of diversity the last few years and voted against directors over “1,000 times” for lack of board gender diversity. Equal Pay Day is an annual maker that symbolizes how far into a year women would have to work in order to have earned as much as men did in the previous year. So, for a white woman to match a white man’s 2018 salary, she’d have had to work through 2018 and continue on till April 2. The exact day can change every year, and it also varies depending on ethnicity. In 2019, black and Asian women reach parity in August, while Latinas don’t reach parity until November.Originally published April 1 at 11:23 a.m. PT.Update, 1:06 p.m.: Adds comment from State Street.  1last_img read more

New Nokia tech may double your phones battery life

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 4:20 1 Tags Share your voice Is 5G safe? (The 3:59, Ep. 575)center_img 5G Nokia Comment Mobile Sci-Tech Tech Industry Phones Nokia researchers have filed a patent for new battery tech that’d better support 5G services.  Logan Moy/CNET As 5G becomes more common, phones have to adapt to support the next-gen network’s power requirements. As such, Nokia Bell Labs and Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) have developed new battery technology that might double the life of your phone’s battery without making it heavier. The researchers filed a patent to protect the design and start commercialization soon, according to a June company announcement. “By packing more energy into a smaller space, this new battery technology will have a profound impact on 5G and the entire networked world,” Paul King, one of the lead investigators on the project and member of the technical staff at Nokia Bell Labs, said in the release. The technology uses similar components and designs as today’s technology, so it should cost a similar amount, Nokia spokesman Eric Mangan said. That’s an important factor for any new battery technology.But don’t expect it to help with the 5G phones now arriving, or the more mature successors coming next year. The new battery technology still has to clear hurdles in design and manufacturability. “A few years is a good bet,” Mangan said of the technology’s availability.The new batteries use carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes that have shown engineering promise for decades. A network of them enables stronger electrodes within the battery that conduct more electricity with lower resistance, a Nokia research paper on Nature Energy said. That helps to increase the amount of energy that can be stored in a given battery volume.The new technology can also better sustain renewable energy grids, consumer services and the industrial internet of things. The grids could manage high energy fluctuations in wind and solar technologies. According to a study from Wood Mackenzie published in February, the energy storage in 100 percent renewable systems will likely be 25 times higher as compared to today’s systems. The need for efficient, fast charging and compact energy storage becomes even more imperative with these challenges, the study said.Originally published June 21.Update, June 25: Adds more detail about the battery technology.last_img read more