Gibson quits politics FNM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 6, 2017 – Nassau – Kenyatta Gibson on Friday announced that he is ending his political career for professional and business obligations; many count it a blow to the Free National Movement’s 2017 General Election Campaign.  Gibson, who defected from the PLP before the 2012 General Elections is now turning in the towel as FNM Member for Golden Isles.  The departure of Kenyatta Gibson was foreshadowed by PLP Natl Chairman, Bradley Roberts reveal the night before that the MP was leaving. #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

80 Immigration Officers in bold illegal migrant crack down Bahamas PM awaiting

first_img Related Items:#illegalmigrantcrackdowninBahamas, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 15, 2017 – Nassau –Dramatic images on TV and in print – Bahamas Immigration Enforcement Unit out in brazen fashion to crack down on illegal migration.  T he Prime Minister is on the case as well and is awaiting a report of how a huge wooden sloop, said to be loaded with possibly 250 illegal Haitians and only heaven knows what else made it onto a beach in south west Nassau.  The boat is said to have been aided, but the mystery remains about who would or could be involved in the successful landing on Adelaide Beach.   The Immigration Department in a mandated hunt for the illegals is rounding up other people who are in The Bahamas without legal status; no one from the weekend sloop has been found.  Some have been found without work permits or expired work permits.  Both the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Bahamas Immigration Department have been ordered to find the illegal migrants, believed to be from Haiti.   In fact, in a very blunt statement, the PM’s Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold said:  “I know that the Minister of National Security has commented on the issue, but the Prime Minister still needs a report.  What happened and the degree is totally unacceptable in 2017.  The Prime Minister is also deadly serious about the December 31 deadline for illegals to get out and he will not be deterred by those who would coddle anyone who breaks the law.  Being humane is fine, but breaking the law is another [thing] and we are a country of laws.   Accountability is intended to be one of the hallmarks of the Minnis administration’s good governance policy.”  A recent report from Immigration Enforcement Unit leader, Kirkland Neely reveals that 57 people residing illegally in The Bahamas have been arrested now.  “We got 57 people on Tuesday including Haitians, Jamaicans, Chinese and Dominicans.   There were four Haitian children included in that number.  Four buses and up to 80 officers from Immigration are involved in the island wide sweep.”#MagneticMediaNews#illegalmigrantcrackdowninBahamaslast_img read more

Jose Mourinho would have sold Pogba

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho would have sold Paul Pogba in the summer if Barcelona came up with the required amount of money.The Catalan club made an offer of Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina for the French midfielder, an offer which was emphatically turned down by United, with both players moving to Everton instead.“If someone comes with money Jose would have sold,” says one United source, according to the Daily Record.Pogba now finds himself in a tough situation after sitting out the 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday.The former Juventus star remained on the bench for the entire duration of the game and his future at United looks bleak.Mourinho has warned Pogba he faces a fight to get back into the starting lineup after revealing the Frenchman will play when he rests players on Wednesday against Valencia.“He has to play with the same mentality that the team has been playing with,” Mourinho warned.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Paul can be a fantastic player. He has the potential to be a fantastic player.”He added: “We need to rest players.”“These last two matches Arsenal and today, today was really strong.”“We go to Valencia there are some that need to rest, some need to play.”“A question of trust and a question of justice too.”“So if I saw Romero plays, or he deserves to play, if I say a kid that is working like a tiger and is not playing much like Andreas Pereira is going to have a start, I’m going to make changes in the team because we have qualified.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectwoman Encourages Board To Keep Current Town Counsel

first_imgDear Wilmington Residents,FACT: There are significant risks associated with Olin Superfund Site and the looming New England Transrail (NET) in south Wilmington.FACT: The Olin site is responsible for shutting down the Maple Meadow Brook Aquifer back in 2003.FACT: There are millions, millions, of gallons of contamination in the groundwater associated with the site and has over 100 chemicals of concern.FACT: It is one of the worst sites in the state!FACT: NET is a proposed transrail facility by Olin at the site that is poised to have NO (emphasis added) over sight from the town because they are exempt as a rail carrier.FACT: Olin is seeking an exemption from top level EPA staff to not have to clean up their mess, something that is called a technical waiver. This could soon happen, anytime.FACT: The town has one of the best environmental attorneys in the state that has represented the town well on these issues.FACT: The BOS knows all this.The Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee (WERC), to which I am VP, is a non-profit set up to oversee the Olin site through a technical assistant grant from the EPA. We also received a grant to help in the review of the NET proposal. We recently went through a similar situation as the town’s current law firm did where our consultants’ company was bought out and split. We did everything in our power to keep the people we had working on the site because the prospects for getting someone up to speed on the complexities of the Olin site would clearly hurt our ability to properly review the site and pending comments on deliverables. It would take years like it took years for the EPA and our current consultants to get up to speed.I voiced these concerns to the BOS at the hearing for town counsel. I said for the past 20 years many citizens have worked 1000’s of hours behind the scenes. We don’t get pay nor recognition and want neither. What we do want is support. Don’t cut our legs from underneath us and leave us with counsel that is uninformed and not up to speed with the nuances of these issues. Unfortunately, once I left a selectman disputed me and said it would only take a few days for new counsel to get up to speed with Olin and NET. That comment just shows the lack of understanding and knowledge about these issues and the multiple layers of regulation and complexities. Makes me wonder what knowledge of the site he posses to say such a thing. I could see taking this risk of replacement if there were issues with the firm. But none have been presented. Otherwise, why then? Politics? This position has been the subject of political significance before and could be playing a role behind the scenes once again.Dan Duetch the environmental attorney for the current firm has done well for the town. Not one Selectman disputed this or the associated attorneys’ credentials. He was an important cog in the wheel to stop NET from putting in a trash transfer station and identifying that the town was at risk with out having a tolling agreement with Olin to protect our rights. Something overlooked by the prior counsel. Any issues brought up at the meeting with counsel ended being the town’s will, not counsel’s. If there are issues find ways to work them out, maybe a temporary agreement? But do not throw the baby out with the bath water or try to fix what is not broken. Too much is at stake and depends on having the best legal representation and that is what residents deserve. I hope the Selectman respect the work WERC is doing on behalf of the town and they do the right thing and not leave us in a more vulnerable position than we already are in regarding Olin and NET.Suzanne SullivanLike 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… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman, Environmental Activist Slams Selectmen For Town Counsel VoteIn “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Judy O’Connell Discusses State Rep Pay, Environmental IssuesIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Decide This Fall Whether To Run Water Line To Residents With Contaminated WellsIn “Government”last_img read more

Google calls Nests hidden microphone an error

first_img12:08 Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now • Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected See All Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Security Cameras Security CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) CNET Smart Home Google bought Nest for $3 billion in 2014. The startup, which largely brought smart home devices into the mainstream with its web-connected thermostat, was co-founded by former Apple hardware czar Tony Fadell. After Google restructured itself under its parent company, Alphabet, a year later, Nest became a semi-independent division within the conglomerate. But Nest rejoined Google last year as the search company was making a bigger push in smart home products. Aside from its Nest devices, Google also makes the Home smart speaker, Home Hub smart display and Google WiFi mesh router.   Google has been slammed for its location data-tracking practices, along with allowing third-party developers to read people’s emails on Gmail.  Last September, Google’s chief privacy officer, Keith Enright, told the Senate Commerce Committee that the company has made mistakes on privacy issues. The hidden microphone is Google’s latest error in privacy. CNET’s Richard Nieva contributed to this report.Correction: This story originally misstated the location of the microphone. It’s on Nest Secure’s home security hub. Originally published at 7:15 a.m. PT.Updated at 7:34 a.m. PT: Adds details on privacy issues and Google; 8:43 a.m. PT: Adds details about Nest Secure; and 10:46 a.m. PT: Adds more background. All the big Google news from CES 2019 Comments 14 reading • Google calls Nest’s hidden microphone an ‘error’ Tags Nest Secure’s hub had a microphone hidden inside. Tyler Lizenby / CNET Google’s Nest Secure hub, the Nest Guard, had a microphone, but you wouldn’t have known that from the specs or the company itself.  That became apparent after Feb. 4, when Google announced that its voice assistant would be coming to Nest Secure. The microphone has never been listed on Nest Secure’s technical specifications, and was not publicized from Google.   In a statement first reported by Business Insider, Google said the omission was a mistake.  “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part. The microphone has never been on and is only activated when users specifically enable the option,” a Google spokesperson said in an email to CNET.  The spokesperson added that Nest Secure had the microphone for future features like detecting the sound of glass breaking.  Nest Secure is Nest’s $399 home security system. Like the Ring Alarm Security Kit, Abode and SimpliSafe, Nest Secure is a user-installable home security system that includes a hub and a handful of sensor accessories. Nest announced in February that the Guard hub has built-in Google Assistant voice capabilities, but the company didn’t previously disclose that the Guard hub had an integrated microphone.  The omission will strike some people as a privacy concern, given that the microphone has been on Nest’s home security hub since 2017. Google has also been in hot water over privacy issues, for instance facing a $57 million fine in Europe for violating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Nest has suffered other privacy controversies recently. Last month, a hacker infiltrated the Nest Cam security camera of a San Francisco Bay Area family by using a password obtained from a third-party breach. The hacker convinced the family that the US was under nuclear attack from North Korea. In December, another hacker took over the camera of a man in Arizona to warn him of security vulnerabilities. In another case that month, a hacker told a couple through the device that he’d kidnap their child.While Nest’s systems weren’t breached in any of those incidents, they raised concerns for consumers. Last month, Nest’s general manager Rishi Chandra sent an email to customers reminding them of good cybersecurity habits.  Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your houselast_img read more

Mutual fund investments in stocks more than double in April

first_imgA man ties a balloon to the horns of a bull statue at the entrance of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) while celebrating the Sensex index rising to over 30,000, in Mumbai, April 26, 2017.Reuters fileIndian stock markets got a boost from domestic mutual funds (MFs), with fund managers investing Rs 9,918 crore in equities last month, more than double the amount in the preceding month.In March, MFs total net equity investments stood at Rs 4,191 crore, news agency PTI reported on Sunday, citing data released by capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).The April inflows into equities also marked a five-month, short of Rs 13,775 crore in November last year, the month of demonetization, while the full-year net purchases of equities by MFs was Rs 51,000 crore in 2016-17, PTI added.The 30-scrip index (BSE Sensex) reached record highs in April.In financial year 2016-17, net inflows into equity MFs was Rs 60,270 crore as against Rs 67,611 crore in the preceding year.The country’s top three fund houses are ICICI MF, HDFC MF and Reliance MF.India’s benchmark index BSE Sensex gained just 1 percent in April compared to 2 percent for Hong Kong (Hang Seng) and 3 percent for South Korea (Kospi). For the three-month period ended April, Sensex gained 6 percent while the one-year appreciation is 17 percent, according to IDBI Capital Markets & Securities.In April, select sectoral indices outperformed the BSE Sensex; Realty Index gained 20 percent and Capital Goods Index 8.6 percent.The month was an exception for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) who turned net sellers in Indian equities to the tune of about $200 million, though for the four-month period, their net equity investments in India were significant.”The equity markets saw inflows of $6.4 billion (for January-April 2017), double the $3.2 billion in the corresponding period last year. The debt market has seen inflows of $7.6 billion in 2017 so far, againt of $7.6 billion in 2016,” Teresa John, analyst at brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities, had told International Business Times, India edition a few days ago.India’s foreign exchange reserves hit a lifetime high of $372.73 billion as of April 28, 2017, after a net inflow of $1.59 billion, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data released on Friday. The rise comes on the back of $1.25 billion increase for the week ended April 21.The earlier all-time high was $371.99 billion reported for the week ended September 30, 2016.The BSE Sensex saw some bullish trend during the four-day week but ended with losses on Friday (May 5), to close at 29,859, down 267 points while the NSE Nifty ended 75 points lower at 9,285. A cashier displays the new 2000 Indian rupee banknotes inside a bank in Jammu, November 15, 2016 (representational image).Reuters filelast_img read more

Amazon India doubles capital to Rs 31000 crore to give tough competition

first_imgAmazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery.ReutersThe competition between global e-retailer Amazon and its Indian counterpart is intensifying every passing month. In the latest development, Amazon’s Indian subsidiary Amazon India has almost doubled its capital to Rs 31,000 crore ($4.74 billion), Mint reported.With the new capital push, Amazon almost matched the commitment of Rs 32,500 crore ($5 billion) made last year.This move will pay high dividends to the global giant in increasing their market share in the country to take on Flipkart in its home ground. Currently, the Indian online marketing firm is the market lead in the country.Moreover, Amazon has pumped in around Rs 2,900 crore into its Indian marketplace arm—Amazon Seller Services. This is the third capital infusion into Amazon Seller Services this year, according to the Mint report.”As India’s largest and fastest growing e-commerce player, and with a long-term commitment to make e-commerce a habit for Indian customers, we continue to invest in the necessary technology and infrastructure to grow the entire ecosystem,” an Amazon India spokeswoman said in response to a query sent by the business daily.In the days to come, the company intends to pump in more funds. However, capital infusion now is symbolic because firm suffered good amount of revenue loss after the festive battle against Flipkart.Recently, Amazon India chief Amit Agarwal told Mint that the online retailer has a multi-billion dollar view as far as India is concerned.”I think our investments are still squarely in the same three areas—how do we add more selection, how do we make it easier for sellers to offer more competitive prices and how do we build for faster deliveries,” Agarwal then said.However, Flipkart, which is extremely well positioned, is nowhere behind in terms of funding and capital, with Japan’s SoftBank and China’s Tencent Holdings backing the firm.During the current financial year, Flipkart has raised Rs 19,500 crore ($3 billion) in two separate tranches.last_img read more

Delhi gives Myanmar 25m to bring back refugees

first_imgRohingya refugee. Photo: Syful-IslamIndia will provide Myanmar with $25 million for development projects including prefabricated houses in troubled Rakhine state to enable the return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled the area, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.More than 600,000 Rohingya have escaped to Bangladesh after attacks by insurgents on Myanmar security forces in August triggered a military crackdown that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.Beijing has also stepped into the Rohingya crisis and proposed a three-phase plan including a ceasefire, bilateral talks and then tackling poverty long-term.The international community demands the Rohingya be allowed to go home in safety, and Bangladesh and Myanmar have begun talks on repatriation, but huge doubts remain about the Rohingya ever being able to return in peace to rebuild homes and till fields.India, which is concerned about the influx of the refugees into its territory, has stressed economic development of the Rakhine region as a way to help lower tensions.India foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar held talks with Myanmar leaders on Wednesday and signed a memorandum of understanding to support development of Rakhine and help create jobs.“This is intended to help the government of Myanmar achieve its objective of restoration of normalcy in Rakhine state and enable the return of displaced persons,” the Indian foreign ministry said in a statement.“Under this MoU, the government of India proposes to take up, among others, a project to build prefabricated housing in Rakhine state so as to meet the immediate needs of returning people.”India will spend $25 million over the next five years on development of the impoverished region, foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.Besides housing, the proposals include building schools, healthcare facilities and building bridges and roads.India has been trying to promote economic cooperation with Myanmar to try to push back against China’s expansive involvement in infrastructure development across south Asia.last_img read more

10 hurt in Savar AL infighting

first_imgTen activists of the ruling Awami League were injured in a clash between two factions of the party at Samair village in Savar on Monday, reports UNB.Locals said Sajib, a local AL activist, had an altercation with some other party men over wearing the ‘Boat’ badge on the voting day on Sunday.As a sequel of the incident, a group of AL men swooped on the house of Sajib in the morning.The associates of Sajib also went to the spot and retaliated, triggering a clash.A chase and counter-chase took place between the two groups that left 10 people injured.The injured were taken to a local hospital.Savar police station officer-in-charge Abdul Awal said a case was filed in this connection.last_img

Capitol Press Club Hosts Anniversary Gala

first_imgThe Capital Press Club will hold its 70th Anniversary Gala Awards Reception Dec. 4 at the National Press Club Ballroom located at 529 14th Street N.W. The reception is titled, “70 Years in the Black: Telling Our Own Stories, Pleading Our Own Cause.’” Honorees include SimeonBooker, pioneering editor from JET Magazine; Dr. Barbara Reynolds, founding editor of USA Today; J.C. Hayward, anchorwoman with WUSA; April Ryan, White House correspondent with American Urban Radio Networks; Richard Prince, columnist with the Maynard Institute; Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of the Washington Informer; Paul Brock, journalist; Joe Madison, radio talk show host on SiriusXM Urban View and Roy Lewis, photographAFRO Sr for the Black Press.last_img

Of mercurial moments

first_imgRashmi prefers to work in two mediums, Acrylics on canvas and Inks on paper.  Both mediums being water based, ensure the free flow of pigments to suit her expression. The suite of works on display can be divided into two specific series of works in very different mediums. The acrylic on canvas series could be broadly seen as abstract expressionistic works, while the ink on paper works are a mix of abstractions and figurative elements in the form of line drawings embedded within the pigmented zones. Here the pigmented areas silently move into the background, like onlookers of a political rally, letting the figurations do the sloganeering, while they watch from the fringes. The two series of works cursorily appear to be from a similar oeuvre, owing to the vibrancy of colours used, but on closer observation, one would discern that they are rendered very differently and the results achieved are almost contrasting and opposite. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As  Mumbai based Art writer Sushma Sabnis says, ‘Self taught artist Rashmi dabbles with a very potent mix of mercurial moments, fixing them permanently into memory through her works. The artist’s works could be seen as the cartography of Movement.This movement evokes a generosity of interactions, at times from the known or predictable, and at times unabashedly from the unknown, the unpredictable without hesitation. Thus, a creative dynamic environment is brought into existence where different streams join a tidal wave of activity, a creative delta is born. ‘Gallery Five has been delivering consultancy in modern and contemporary Indian art to buyers, sellers, collectors and even those entering the market for the first time. When : On till  7 January Where :  Gallery five, Old MB Road, Lado Sarai,last_img read more

Colours of melancholy

first_imgThey evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem.  The exhibition curated by Ina Puri is dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. Hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, the exhibition will be on till February 28. The show opened on January 31 as a part of Art Nite at Lado Sarai, which is marked as a collateral event to the 7th edition of the India Art Fair.Art goes beyond the obvious and provides a glimpse to the psyche and becomes a philosophical narration.  It does not necessarily tell a story, rather an implied idea. The implied meaning lies in the eyes of the viewer.  In a world plagued by indescribable atrocities, the requiem of an artist immortalizes the collective experience of pain that humanity faces in the contemporary modern world. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artists are Mohammad Ali Talpur from Pakistan, Achutan Kudallur, Akhilesh, Amitava Das, Ganesh Haloi, Jayashree Chakravarty, Manish Pushkale, Prabhakar Barve, Prabhakar Kolte, Rajendra Dhawan, Rajnish Kaur, Ram Kumar, S.H Raza, Samindranath Majumdar and Yogesh Rawal. The exhibition A requiem, a prayer, a song as a collateral event to the India Art Fair and would be inagurated at the Lado Sarai Art Nite’ says Vikram Bachhawat, director of Aakriti Art Gallery. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix ‘The works to be exhibited for A Requeim, A Prayer, A Song are mostly, though not exclusively non-figurative, yet collectively they represent a blurring of boundaries, a defying of genre limitations by the most prolific names in contemporary art’, says Vikram Bachhwat, Director of Aakriti Art Gallery. The curator of the show, Ms Ina Puri, is a prominent name in the Indian art fraternity for her writing on modern and contemporary art practices. She is most known for her biography work on artist Manjit Bawa.Where: Aakriti Art Gallery, F-213/A Old MB Road, Lado Sarai When: On till February 28last_img read more