40 Dominicans held for alleged poaching

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Forty Dominican poachers were caught by Police just before the weekend in TCI waters with some 39,000 pounds of marine product.Police vessel, Sea Defender intercepted the illegal crew around midday last Thursday southwest of White Cay.  The 30 footer, named Captain Blaze, had a number of dinghies hitched to it as the men robbed TCI waters of fish and more.  Once the poachers were caught, they did try to flee and it is reported that action was taken by officers to bring the vessel to a stop; what that action is can only be imagined as Police have strangely omitted elaborating any further.No one was hurt.   The Dominican boat was towed to Provo, where DECR confiscated the ill-gotten goods and the group was arrested on suspicion of illegal fishing and taken into custody.#MagneticMediaNews#DominicanspoachingTCIwaters#TurksandCaicosMarinePolice#SeaDefender#CaptainBlaze Related Items:#CaptainBlaze, #DominicanspoachingTCIwaters, #magneticmedianews, #SeaDefender, #TurksandCaicosMarinePolice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

President Trump expected to end program for young immigrants

first_img September 4, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:21 PMcenter_img Posted: September 4, 2017 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — For close to a million children of undocumented immigrants, the halt to the federal government’s DACA program could mean restricted access to higher education and employment opportunities and the possibility of deportation from the United States.  The 2012 executive order signed by President Barack Obama, called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” — or DACA — allowed young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country, to study or work without the threat of deportation.President Donald Trump is expected to announce Tuesday that he will end DACA in six months, giving Congress the time to replace the executive order with formal legislation that would preserve those protections for the young people who have been called “Dreamers” after the Dream Act which was previously introduced in Congress in several forms, but never passed.If the current Congress fails to act, an estimated 800,000 people who qualified for the DACA program could face the possibility of deportation. Benjamin Prado, an immigration rights activist with the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego fears that “Dreamers” and their entire families will be targeted for deportation.“What we see is the way many immigration agencies do their jobs; they not only go after the individual that they’re looking for but then they start questioning the rest of the family. They start what they consider collateral arrests. That’s why it’s very important, now more than ever, that people understand clearly what their constitutional rights are and that they defend their families,” Prado said.The president of San Diego State University, Sally Roush has written a letter to the White House asking President Trump to retain the DACA program.The letter read in part,  “We urge you to give greatest weight to the fact that these individuals who arrived in this country too young to have made the decision to come here, or to have understood any consequent impact on their citizenship, have in fact excelled as students and as good citizens.”  More than 400 American business leaders, including the CEO’s of AT&T, Best Buy, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have signed a letter to President Trump calling for the DACA program to be retained.They assert that the U.S. economy could lose $460 billion and $25 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions.  President Trump expected to end program for young immigrantslast_img read more

Uptown Ventures Buys Hype Hair Launches U Brands

first_imgUptown Ventures Group acquired Hype Hair magazine, an African American women’s hair care brand, and announced the formation of U Brands, an investment vehicle focused on acquiring and licensing similar niche brands.“We see this as an opportunity to transform brands that have considerable equity and audience into more diverse products with more dynamic P&L’s,” says Brett Wright, chief creative officer of Uptown Ventures, parent company of Uptown Magazine, in a release.Hype Hair magazine is Uptown Ventures’ first acquisition since Uptown Magazine was reacquired from its former private equity partners. The publication’s entire current staff, including its long-time publisher, Steve Gross, and editor-in-chief, Adrienne Moore, will remain with the brand.“Hype Hair has a tremendous relationship with its readers,” says Len Burnett, Uptown Ventures co-CEO, in a statement. “Advertising in credible, well-targeted magazines is the cornerstone of an effective integrated marketing campaign.” These new integrated advertising opportunities in print, digital, on social media and via events-based marketing are the goal of the U Brands venture. With U Brands, Uptown Ventures hopes to leverage its internal capabilities in publishing, digital, experiential, licensing and sales expertise to enhance the brands they acquire.With Hype Hair, Uptown Ventures hopes to launch new digital mobile and social platforms by year’s end in an effort to aggregate the disparate hair care content platforms for the African American community and to offer consumers and advertisers new technologies.last_img read more

Words With Friends Live brings on Garth Brooks for season finale

first_img Gaming Music Share your voice Tags Post a commentcenter_img Country singer Garth Brooks chats with Sangita Sarkar, director of product marketing for Words With Friends, about his love for the game at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters Wednesday. Abrar Al-Heeti/CNET Excited murmurs filled the room as around 80 people, some donning cowboy hats, eagerly anticipated Garth Brooks’ arrival at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters Wednesday. Five people in the third row held up square foam boards spelling GARTH as the country singer, wearing a black cowboy hat, blue button-down shirt and light jeans, made his way to the stage. The letters his fans held up called upon the design of those featured in Words With Friends, the popular multiplayer word game developed by Zynga.Sangita Sarkar, director of product marketing for Words With Friends, sat with Brooks to chat about his love for the game, which he says he’s been playing for nine years. It didn’t take long for the singer to chime in with a word suggestion.”I think ‘y’all’ ought to be accepted,” he joked. “We’ll see what we can do to add it to the dictionary,” Sarkar laughed. To celebrate the Words With Friends’ 10th anniversary, Zynga launched a partnership last week with Brooks featuring themed in-game activities in Words With Friends 2. Brooks dropped by to co-host the season finale of Words With Friends Live, a daily trivia game broadcast within Words With Friends 2, at 6:15 p.m. PT.20190501-181000A quick performance by Garth Brooks at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters. The country singer co-hosted the season finale of Words With Friends Live, a daily trivia game broadcast within Words With Friends 2. Abrar Al-Heeti/CNET Brooks isn’t new to merging tech with his musical career. The country singer has used Facebook Live to connect with fans, answer questions and share the latest updates on his music. He touched on the importance of being genuine when interacting with people on social media.”You can tell even through a text, even through a post, if people are sincere or not,” he said. He later elaborated on the connections technology has allowed him to have with fans around the world.”You couldn’t get to people 10, 15 years ago,” Brooks told me. “You could sign autographs all day long, and you’d probably reach 200, 300 people. But here, you can reach tens of thousands of people in a single setting and make it personal.”Brooks also launched the final pre-order window for the Legacy Collection, a seven-disc vinyl box set featuring music spanning his career.In a world of streaming, he said, there’s an irreplaceable value to possessing physical copies of music. After all, CDs and vinyl records have been making a comeback in the music industry. “I don’t think people want their music to be background,” Brooks said. “They want it to be part of their lives.” Brooks wrapped his fireside chat by referencing the title of his hit song Friends in Low Places that just about everyone in the room saw coming.”Maybe we can talk and bring Words With Friends in Low Places,” he joked. 0last_img read more

Make child marriage socially unacceptable

first_imgMarrying a minor girl off has to be made socially unacceptable so that guardians abstain from such a crime, speakers at a roundtable said on Thursday.The roundtable titled ‘What needs to be done to eliminate child marriage’ was organised by Prothom Alo in association with UNICEF at the daily’s office in the city.Addressing the roundtable, Nasima Begum, secretary to the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, said there has been widespread misinterpretation of the Clause 19 of the Child Marriage Restraint Act.She lamented that people are vilifying the government for the special provision in the act. She maintained there are many terms to be met before a minor is married off under that provision, which would make it a rarity. Nasima said that provision will only be used in the highest interests of the girl.To this end, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust honourary executive director Sarah Hossain said the law should clearly mention that the consent of the girl is a must in such a situation.If a girl is forced to get married as a minor she should be able to call it void when she becomes a major, Sarah also suggested, referring to such a provision in the Muslim Marriage Law.Neha Kapil, chief of Communication for Development at UNICEF, said a multisectoral response is a must to tackle child marriage.            The role of the parents is vital here and that is why they should be made aware that getting a child married is socially unacceptable.UNICEF gender and development specialist Roshni Basu stressed the need for more investment to ensure girls get proper education. She also said there should be more efforts to eliminate gender discrimination.Abul Hossain, project director of Multi-sectoral Programme on Violence against Women, said the media should do more to create awareness to this end.Tania Haque, a faculty of Dhaka University’s women and gender studies department, urged the government to allocate more funds for research to this end. She also suggested incorporating lessons on human behaviour, attitude and manners in the syllabus. Plan International Bangladesh deputy country director for programmes Soumya Guha said education has to be humane and practical to ensure the plans get properly implemented.BRAC gender and diversity programme head Habibur Rahman said the home and education ministries should work with the women and children’s affairs ministry in tandem to help eliminate child marriage.He also said there should be a clear definition of this ‘highest interest’ as mentioned in the special provision.Humaira Farhanaz, national programme officer (gender, adolescent and youth) of UNFPA, said steps should be taken to help girls increase life skills, which will make them more confident.Mentioning that there are many cases where guardians think girls are not safe at the schools or workplaces, she underscored the need for a campaign against sexual harassment.Young girls should also have access to reproductive health services to handle the situation better, she observed.last_img read more

How to Spread the Small is the New Large Gospel

first_imgSeptember 3, 2008 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By Fredric PaulAt bMighty.com, we hold the following truth to be self-evident: That today’s technology has radically shifted the competitive landscape, giving smaller, more nimble organizations a profound advantage. bMighty’s mission is to help growing companies understand and exploit that advantage.Not so long ago, the best business technology was found only in the workplace. The most powerful computers. The fastest Internet connections. The most advanced software. The most innovative mobile devices. And because every company was basically on their own, it all required big piles of money to acquire and lots of highly trained people to manage and maintain. If you wanted — or needed — mainframe power, well, you had to have a mainframe.Consumers, meanwhile, had to get by with dial-up Internet connections and poky computers running outmoded software on last-generation chips.And growing businesses were stuck in the middle. On the one hand, they couldn’t afford cutting-edge corporate technology found in the enterprise, and often ended up paying a relative premium for scaled-down — often dumbed-down — versions adapted for the “SMB market.” They had no choice, though, because consumer technologies were painfully inadequate for even simple business tasks. Small and midsize companies found themselves at a continual disadvantage compared to their enterprise competitors.But now, the times they are a-changing. In the last few years, the shifting tides of technological innovation have completely reversed that situation. The convergence of several key trends hands the advantages not to the large, but to the swift, the mobile, the nimble, the flexible, and the innovative.Cloud Computing:As the best applications and most powerful IT infrastructure become increasingly available over the Internet, hosted and maintained by third parties, growing companies can finally challenge the technological superiority enjoyed by the world’s largest organizations.Software as a Service (SaaS):Like Cloud Computing, SaaS seem s tailor made for growing companies, allowing them to access world-class application without having to buy it, host it, or maintain it.Platform as a Service (PaaS):While platform as a service doesn’t have direct application to most growing companies, the concept plays an important role in letting software developers quickly and easily customize their programs for even the smallest customers. That helps erase the edge enterprises get by having the resources to create or commission the specific applications they need.The Consumerization Of IT:From the iPhone to Gmail, consumer technology now offers much more power at a far lower cost — often free! — than does established corporate technology. Growing businesses can enjoy a productivity advantage, for example, by being flexible enough to support the iPhone when a Fortune 500 can’t. Similarly, lean and mean startups can save big by relying on free services like Gmail or the many alternatives to Microsoft Office. Even purely corporate applications — including business intelligence software — are being consumerized. While consumer alternatives may lack important features business users are accustomed to-security is the most common issue–they may also offer real advantages.Web 2.0, Social Networking, User-Generated Content:Back in the day, it took big bucks to get the attention of the public. You needed a hefty PR budget and massive advertising campaign just get on the radar screen. Not any more. Today, even the smallest company armed with a great idea and a clever strategy can hit it big using viral marketing techniques to spread the word via YouTube videos, online user reviews, forwarded e-mails, social networking services, and many other techniques.Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search-Based Marketing (SEM):SEO plays no favorites. Search engines don’t care how big the company that owns a Web site is. All that matters is the site’s content and execution. And search-based marketing puts all companies on an even footing: You pay only for results and you don’t need to spend a fortune to start getting results.There are many similar trends, including advanced mobility technology that let a few people do the work of many, outsourced security and backup options that make it easier to protect growing companies’ information assets, virtualization schemes that maximize hardware utilization, and localization technologies that help smaller businesses focus on customers who happen to be close to them. And this is only the beginning. These trends are already spawning new examples and opportunities for growing companies.As this manifesto makes clear, at bMighty.com, we’re dedicated not just to chronicling this historic sea-change, but to advancing it by delivering the practical, transferable expertise growing companies need to take advantage of it. We’ll explain how to do it, show you how other growing companies are doing it, and lay out the best practices for doing it first.That’s not all. bMighty is also spreading this “Small is the New Large” gospel in live events, both in person and virtual. We’ll be hosting the bMighty SMB Theater and Pavilion at Interop on September 17 and 18 in New York City, and look for more of our award-winning virtual events — like bMighty bConnected and last year’s bMighty bMobile — in the fall. And we are also working to create a true bMighty community where growing companies can share their own hard-won experiences and knowledge.Thanks for coming along for the ride. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Carnival prioritizes high yield segment with new Carnival Excel suites

first_img Posted by MIAMI — Carnival is offering a sneak peek at its new high-level Carnival Excel suites making their debut on new-build Mardi Gras, slated to enter service in August 2020.Currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, Mardi Gras is scheduled to launch in Europe on Aug. 31, 2020, before repositioning to New York for a series of voyages before shiftomg to Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises starting in October 2020. Bookings for Mardi Gras opened in January 2019.Mardi Gras will offer 180+ suites across 11 styles including the new premium category Carnival Excel suites with select amenities and access to a new open-air enclave called Loft 19. Carnival President Christine Duffy says “all of our accommodations have been designed to exceed our guests’ expectations, and the suite offerings will kick that up a notch or two for those who want an extra special Choose Fun vacation.”The new premium suite level on Mardi Gras includes 32 suites in four categories:   Carnival Excel Presidential Suite – Two Presidential Suites – the largest in the fleet – located on Deck 17 that feature living, dining and sleeping areas along with the fleet’s most expansive balconies with sea views, large sunbed and lounging areas, as well as a private outdoor hot tub and shower. These suites also include access to the spa’s thermal suite and the Havana pool area.Excel Presidential SuiteExcel Presidential Suite LoungeCarnival Excel Aft Suite – 12 suites overlooking Summer Landing and boasting separate living rooms and bedrooms with large wraparound balconies offering impressive ocean views, as well as a private outdoor hot tub and areas for al fresco dining and relaxing.Excel Aft. Suite BalconyCarnival Excel Corner Suite – 12 suites on the port and starboard sides of the ship featuring separate sleeping and lounging areas, a wet bar and wraparound balconies with lounging and dining areas.Carnival Excel Suite – Six suites on Decks 10, 11 and 12 with sleeping, dining and relaxing areas. The spacious balconies include loungers and a dining area.Excel SuiteAll suites onboard Mardi Gras will include an amenities package that includes priority boarding and debarkation, priority main dining room seating, plush bathrobes and bottled water upon arrival.Guests in the 32 Carnival Excel suites will enjoy standard suite amenities plus the following:Unlimited access to Loft 19Dedicated concierge phone lineGuaranteed specialty dining times (with the exception of Bonsai Teppanyaki and the Chef’s Table)Complimentary Bottomless Bubbles soda package, room service and laundrySparkling wine and fresh fruit basket upon arrivalUpgraded bathroom amenitiesMore news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthMeanwhile Loft 19, located on the ship’s highest deck, is another new concept for Carnival with full bar service, a private pool surrounded by sun loungers and spacious cabanas available for rent. Cabanas are fully stocked with beverages, plush robes and chilled towels, fresh fruit, lunch delivery and dedicated concierge service. Carnival Excel suite guests will receive priority when reserving Loft 19 cabanas.Loft 19 Cabana ViewLoft 19 Pool ViewIn addition to the Carnival Excel class suites, Mardi Gras will also feature:Ocean Suites – separate sleeping and lounging areas with ergonomically-friendly design.Tropics-inspired Havana Suites – private patios with a swing chair and direct access to The Lanai.Extra-roomy Family Harbor Suites – nautical décor, large-scale windows and toddler benches.Cloud 9 Spa Suites – with special spa privileges such as two fitness classes, access to the ship’s Thermal Suite and a scrub kit.The new suite options are in addition to the Mardi Gras’ accommodations with turquoise hues and enhanced by design touches like floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors; new sofas that flip into beds; more 110V power outlets and USB connections than on any other ship; flexible bedside reading lamps; a larger, more customizable wardrobe with extensive storage options; and spacious bathrooms with glass shower doors, a first for the line, along with an in-shower shaving bar. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img Carnival prioritizes high yield segment with new Carnival Excel suites Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Mardi Gras, Openings & Renovations << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more