HE Peter Beckingham bids farewell to territory

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 16, 2016 – A new Governor comes to the Turks and Caicos by October, as Peter Beckingham bids farewell to the territory.  Dr. John Freeman, CMG has been appointed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as the next Governor and comes to the TCI from Argentina where he has been serving since 2012.Governor Beckingham said he will be sad to leave the country, he and his wife, “We have had three very happy years here, the work has been stimulating and everyone most welcoming. Our two daughters and our new grandchildren have also loved visiting.” HE, who will also be retiring from diplomatic service added that the couple wants to hold one more of their charity events before departing the Turks and Caicos.  “I hope we can see many friends, colleagues and business contacts before we leave in October; Jill is planning another Footsteps4Good in September, so that will be a great opportunity to catch up with lots of people across the Family islands.”  Dr Freeman, the British Ambassador to Argentina, will take up his appointment during October 2016.last_img read more

Sketch released of sexual assault suspect who reportedly attacked woman who mistook

first_img Posted: March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for a sexual assault.On March 14 at about 11:00 p.m., an adult female victim left a business located along University Avenue in the Hillcrest area and approached a vehicle that was waiting in the roadway. Believing it was the ride that was requested, the victim entered the vehicle and it drove away.A short time later, the male driver of the vehicle sexually assaulted the victim. The victim was released and police were called. Detectives are currently searching for additional witnesses and evidence.The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, about 40-years-old, having a receding hair line, and a mustache. The vehicle was described as being a dark colored 4-door sedan.Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect should call SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit, Detective J. Margolis at (619) 531-2939 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. KUSI Newsroom, Sketch released of sexual assault suspect who reportedly attacked woman who mistook him for ride-sharing driver Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing game lineup revealed

first_imgThe Xbox Game Pass for PC will launch at a $1 introductory monthly price. Microsoft Microsoft revealed the pricing and initial game release for its Xbox Game Pass for PC ahead of its Xbox press conference at E3 on Sunday. Gamers can join the beta for the subscription-based service gaming for $5 per month for a limited time. Members will receive a 30-day notice before this introductory period ends and Xbox Game Pass for PC reverts to its standard price of $9.99 per month.The service will include access to at least 10 games during its beta phase, including Halo: The Master Chef Collection and Gears 5, each of which is listed as “coming soon.”Microsoft has slowly been making Xbox more integrated with Windows, and support for Game Pass on PC is yet another example. Microsoft is expected to discuss a wide range of new games and initiatives during its Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). But perhaps the most anticipated news will be about Microsoft’s next upcoming Xbox — codenamed Scarlett according to a report from 2018 — of which the company’s offered few details so far.Other games listed on the page include Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, We Happy Few, Ark Survival Evolved and Ori and the Will of Wisps, which is listed as coming soon. Share your voice Post a comment Microsoft Xbox’s next-gen console ahead, two Uber execs depart See All Tags • 1:22 16 Photos Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Now playing: Watch this: Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Microsoft shows off Xbox trailers, hardware, services at E3 reading • Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing, game lineup revealed E3 2019 0 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Gaming E3 2019last_img read more

Vijays Thalapathy 63 title announcement firstlook release date details are here

first_img#Thalapathy63 Fan Made Poster !!❤Design @abhi_ood @TCDC_Official pic.twitter.com/7cSxgIjgPm— ?தளபதி சுரேஷ் SRT? (@Suresh_VijaySrt) February 26, 2019 A collage of Vijay’s pictures (Thalapathy 63) taken when he attended a wedding.Vijay Twitter Fans PageThe shooting of Vijay’s upcoming movie, presently referred to as Thalapathy 63, is progressing at a brisk pace. The team is filming important portions involving Jackie Shroff and Vijay in Chennai.The latest buzz is that the movie team has locked in the date for the title announcement of the upcoming movie. As per the sources, the name of the movie along with the first look posters from the flick will be released on 14 April on the occasion of Tamil New Year. A formal announcement of this is expected to be out shortly.However, there are plenty of fan-made posters which are doing rounds on social media sites. As Vijay enacts the role of a footballer and a coach, his fans have come up with a variety of posters having the sports as its backdrop.They are some well-made photoshop works and a collage of such photos can be seen below: Here is a collage of fan-made posters of Vijay’s Thalapathy 63.TwitterThalapathy 63 is said to be a revenge drama with football, politics in sports and more importantly about the friendship between two individuals played by Vijay and Kathir in the Atlee Kumar-directorial film.As per the report, Thalapathy, whose character name is rumoured to be Micahel, will try hard to fulfil his friend’s dream of taking the latter’s team to the top place in their locality in the upcoming Tamil flick. #Thalapathy63 Fan Made Designs ? Follow ? @Thalapathy63Off #Thalapathy #Vijay #Vijay63 #Thalapathy63Off pic.twitter.com/fH2lDuHfzg— #SARKAR (@SarkarMovieOffl) March 4, 2019 #Thalapathy63 Fan Made #ThalapathyVIJAY ?? pic.twitter.com/agpeMZqACw— AGS Cinemas (@agscinemasoffi) February 25, 2019The film marks the third union of Vijay with Atlee after Theri and Mersal. Nayanthara plays the female lead in the flick, which is funded by AGS Entertainment. Vivek, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Daniel Balaji, Anandraj and a host of other actors are part of the cast.Thalapathy 63, which will hit the screens for Diwali, has AR Rahman’s music, Ruben’s editing and GK Vishnu’s cinematography.last_img read more

Fakhrul wants AL govt resign

first_imgmirza fakhrul islam alamgirThe opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the Awami League government has failed to address the ongoing students’ demonstration.He asked the government to step down, given the failure to deal with the student protests. following deaths of two students and alleged mis-governance in the transport sector.The BNP leader made the demand while speaking at a press conference at the party’s central Naya Paltan office.”This illegal regime has failed to contain many incidents including road crashes. We are asking the people to join us in the anti-government protest. We demand the government resign,” he said.Mirza Fakhrul told a qustioner that the opposition party has extended its moral support to the students’ demonstration with a “logical cause”.The BNP leader pointed out that the Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader cannot deny his responsibility as well.“Who has given the licence and responsibility to the drivers? Why is there no management? There are no rules in Dhaka’s traffic system and this is because the government has no accountability,” he said.Fakhrul alleged that after failing to control the students’ ‘logical movement’, prime minister Sheikh Hasina is resorting to lies about Ziaur Rahman, late president and founder of the BNP.“We too can come up with allegation — Ziaur Rahman was killed only 17 days after Sheikh Hasina returned home,” he said, in an oblique reference to prime minister’s Sheikh Hasina’s latest allegation that Ziaur Rahman had complicity with the coup that killed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mijibur Rahman and his family members on 15 August 1975.Fakhrul insisted that Ziaur Rahman, who was killed on 30 May 1981 in another coup, was not involved in any killing.BNP standing committee members Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan, and Goyeshor Chandra Ray, and senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were present at the press briefing.last_img read more

Padma Bridges 2 km visible

first_imgPadma BridgeThe 14th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed on Saturday afternoon making 2,100 metres of the mega structure visible, reports UNB.The ‘3-C’ span was set up on pillars 15 and 16, said an engineer of Padma Bridge Project.Earlier, the 150-meter long span, weighing 3,140 tonnes, was taken near the pillar by a floating yard from Mawa Kumarbhog Contruction Yard on Thursday but it could not be installed due to inclement weather.The 13thn span of the bridge was installed on 25 May on pillars number 14 and 15.Work on the country’s largest bridge till date started in December 2015. The structure started becoming visible with the installation of 150-metre span on pillars 37 and 38 on 30 October 2017.The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have 41 spans, each 150 metres long.last_img read more

Poll Most Say Sex Misconduct Victims Are Underprotected

first_img Share Photo via Wikimedia CommonsMost Americans say sexual misconduct is a major problem and that too little is being done to protect victims, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But some — particularly Republican men — are concerned about the rights of the accused.The sheer speed with which an accusation of sexual misconduct can sink a career rattles some men, and not just Republicans. Bart Cassida, a 40-year-old Democrat from Indiana, said he tends to believe the accusers. But he’s concerned about employers “immediately dismissing people without proper investigation.”“People think that men don’t mind being that kind of guy,” someone physically assertive with women, said Dan Lee, 65, a Palm Springs, California, Democrat who retired after a four-decade career in computer science. “I think that’s wrong … men are concerned with their reputations.”The poll shows that nearly 6 in 10 Americans think there is too little protection for the rights of people who have been victims of workplace sexual misconduct. By contrast, just 37 percent think there’s too little protection for people accused of sexual misconduct, 35 percent think there’s the right amount and 26 percent think there’s too much.Majorities of women of all political persuasions, as well as male Democrats and independents, think too little is done to protect victims, but only about a third of male Republicans think the same. Among Republican men, by contrast, 52 percent think there are too few protections for the accused. Just 33 percent of Democratic men and 39 percent of Republican women think that’s the case.Whether there’s a balance to be struck between protections for accusers and the rights of those accused of sexual misconduct is part of America’s reckoning with the problem. Women and some men have come forward in recent months with allegations credible enough to topple titans of entertainment, news, and members of Congress — often with blinding speed. Just what is an unwelcome sexual advance, and whether there should be life-altering consequences for what some might see as just a dumb remark, have ignited ferocious exchanges across U.S. society.“On that side of it someone should have a chance to defend themselves,” said Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident Emily Hass, 40, who says she’s confronted two people who harassed her. She’s among the 56 percent of Americans who think harassment is a major problem in U.S. workplaces. “Absolutely. I think we don’t even know the half of it.”A third of working Americans say sexual misconduct is a very serious problem in their own workplace, a feeling most common among women, minorities and lower-income Americans. Three in 10 women and 1 in 10 men say that they’ve personally experienced sexual misconduct at work.The tense discussion goes to the pinnacle of American government. Americans elected President Donald Trump even after they heard a recording of him boasting of groping women and knew he stood accused of assaulting or harassing more than a dozen women. He has denied any wrongdoing and has vowed to sue his accusers. Nearly a year into his presidency, that hasn’t happened.Misconduct allegations have been made against several members of Congress, including Sen. Al Franken, who plans to step down due to sexual assault accusations.Allegations of sexual misconduct, many of them denied, have forced a reconsideration of lifetimes of work by accused men, such as former President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. And voters in overwhelmingly Republican Alabama on Dec. 12 elected a Democrat, Doug Jones, to the Senate for the first time in a quarter century. The Republican candidate, Roy Moore, stood accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls while he was in his 30s. Moore denied the charges. Trump endorsed Moore.The poll shows that majorities of Americans think broad sectors of society are not doing enough to prevent sexual misconduct, including institutions including the entertainment industry, colleges and universities, state and federal governments, the military and the news media.The sweeping nature of the national reckoning shows no sign of being resolved soon, the poll found.Overall, two-thirds think sexual misconduct happens in most or even all workplaces and more than 8 in 10 say false accusations happen at least some of the time.And while a third of women worry at least somewhat about being victims, an equal percentage of men worry at least somewhat about being falsely accused.The abrupt firing of NBC’s Matt Lauer from the helm of the “Today” show this month rattled Cassida.“By the time I had heard about it, he had already been let go. And I kind of went, whoa,” said the Greencastle, Indiana, high school math teacher, a Democrat. NBC officials said they had identified a pattern of troubling behavior before giving Lauer the ax.Lee worries that the privacy of accusers is protected more than the names of the accused. “You always heard rumors about who was being accused. But you never heard who was doing the accusing.”Still the poll finds many hope the attention given to sexual misconduct will make a positive difference. Most Americans — 55 percent — think the spate of recent high-profile cases will result in change for the better for women.___The AP-NORC poll surveyed 1,020 adults from Dec. 7-11 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.last_img read more

Witnesses Display Injustices to Councilmembers Regarding the Police

first_imgHoward University Business School in Northwest D.C. was where complaints were presented to District council members Oct. 8. In the school’s auditorium, many citizens vented their views regarding negative incidents with police while others listened to their stories.Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6).Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, organized the public oversight hearing to hear complaints entitled “The Metropolitan Police Department: Stop and Contact Policies and Procedures.”“Before the Council broke for recess, I committed to an oversight hearing to review Metropolitan Police Department practices, specifically the methods law enforcement uses to stop and detain people in D.C.,”Wells said in a statement. “All residents should be able to expect and trust that law enforcement will protect and treat us all equally, safely, and fairly.”Hearing topics included stop and frisk, jump outs, traffic stops, and use of SWAT-like teams.Councilmembers Anita Bonds, David Grosso (At-Large members) and Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward5) shared the panel with Wells. The NAACP, the Urban League, the American Civil Liberties Union and District citizens, gave testimonies.Kymone Freeman, a black male, demanded council members have a legitimate citizens’ review board to oversee complaints regarding police conduct. require a significant number of police live in the communities they watch, and have any officer who shoots an unarmed person indicted, arrested, and convicted.Freeman said he was tired of “dead bodies over and over again,” then candidly shared his experiences with the police.Jamal Mohammad of We Act Radio said social media displayed what has been happening for decades. “We have different realities from the world (speaking of Black men in particular) with different consequences,” Mohammad said.The topic of the 1974 Stop and Frisk Law was raised but no indication was given as to what it was based on or if it was a District law for police.“The 1974 laws do not work today in modern society,” Bonds said.  She read data from the police department and concluded it may be different for citizens. Bonds later remarked when the hearing was over, “Some of the things my son has said to me, I was horrified.” She was open to suggestions on how to improve the relationship between citizens and the police.“We need more transparency,” McDuffie added. “People may be used to what’s going on and it becomes a way of life.” He encouraged citizens to file a complaint and gave a negative experience he encountered with police.Another hearing on the police department will convene 11:30 am. Oct. 27 at the John A. Wilson Building with Police Chief Cathy Lanier.last_img read more

Bengal receives investment proposals worth Rs 284 lakh crore at BGBS 2019

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Friday that the state has secured investment proposals worth Rs 2.84 lakh crore in the Bengal Global Business Summit 2019, which is expected to create 8 to 10 lakh jobs in the state.”We have received proposals worth Rs 2,84,288 crore. This is the achievement of BGBS. Investment means business and business means creation of jobs. Whatever investment proposals we have received, will create an additional 8 to 10 lakh jobs in the state,” said Banerjee while speaking at the concluding session of the fifth edition of the two-day summit. Last year, the state had received investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”86 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed, 45 business to consumer (B2C) and 1,200 business to business (B2B) meetings were held in these two days. Don’t you think it is a remarkable success? This itself proves the credibility, accountability and sincerity of the participants and the state government,” she said, reiterating that India should tread the path of Bengal in near future. “We don’t allow strikes, suspension of work and workers’ unrest. Our workers are our assets. We have talented youths. Our focus is always on creating more jobs,” she asserted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”It is because of you (delegates) that Bengal has successfully organised the conference. No state in India can do the same like this. With our initiatives and vision, we prove that Bengal is not only the best but also the destination of investments for near future,” Banerjee added. She reiterated that while India has lost 2 crore jobs in 2018 due to demonetisation and hasty implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST), Bengal has reduced unemployment by 40 percent. The Chief Minister also announced that the state has already added another 100 acres in the Silicon Valley Hub in New Town, in order to accommodate a host of IT firms and academic institutes, namely Capgemini, Tech Mahindra, ISI, Society for Applied Microwave Research and others. The total area of the Silicon Valley will thus be 200 acres. Later, while addressing a Press conference, state Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra said that 40 percent of the cumulative investment proposals received in the last four summits have been fructified. A report in this regard has been submitted to the Assembly, he said. The state government has also decided that the IT companies of Bantala that are eager to shift to Silicon Valley can do so. “The move will lead to a huge scope for employment in the IT sector,” said Mitra who is also the IT minister. An additional 70 acres has been added in the Bantala Leather Complex to accommodate tanneries from Kanpur and Chennai. The complex currently employs a workforce of 1.2 lakh and with the additional units, it will employ an additional two lakh people. According to Mitra, 51 delegates from UK, 63 from the Republic of Korea, 28 from Italy, 35 from Germany, 35 from Poland, 47 from Japan and 26 from USA participated in the summit. Two apps were launched on the occasion, namely the Shipadisha app for addressing grievances of industrialists and Export Facilitation mobile app for connecting artisans with global exporters. The Chief Minister invited industrialists and overseas delegates to attend the next edition of the global investors’ meet, along with their family members.last_img read more

Mary Meeker one of the premier Silicon Valley investors quits Kleiner Perkins

first_imgMary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins and starting a new investment fund along with three other partners. Joining Meeker in her new fund are Kleiner Perkins other investors Mood Rowghani and Noah Knauf, as well as Juliet de Baubigny, a partner. As her latest stint as venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, Meeker has led the company’s investments in more mature start-ups and yielded several successful bets by putting money into Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Snap when the companies were further along. She is popularly known as the Queen of the Internet for her coverage of internet stocks, since 2010. She also delivers an annual internet trends report considered as one of the most prestigious and thorough in the technology industry. She also remains one of the few women to earn a general partner title at Kleiner Perkins. The business industry is generally known to not award women with the highest roles in VC. In 2014, she was listed as the 77th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Her exit from Kleiner Perkins, will undoubtedly be a huge blow to the venture capitalist firm, given the fact that Meeker is by far the most senior woman in venture capital and has a high stature in the business community. It seems Kleiner Perkins is changing its tactics in the business consulting industry. In 2016, legendary investor John Doerr stepped down as managing partner, replaced by Ted Schlein. The departures of Meeker, Rowghani and Knauf’s add further support to the claim. Talking about Meeker at the time of her hiring, Schlein said, “There is only one Mary Meeker,” He now says he is “not naive” about what it will be like to lose Meeker. Kleiner Perkins will have to move on without its most famous name. Read Next Python founder resigns – Guido van Rossum goes ‘on a permanent vacation from being BDFL’ Anima Anandkumar, the machine learning guru behind AWS bids adieu to AWS. Dr. Fei Fei Li, Google’s AI Cloud head steps down amidst speculations; Dr. Andrew Moore to take her placelast_img read more

Winter storm causes massive evacuation in Nevada road closures in Yosemite

first_img RENO, Nev. — More than 1,000 homes were evacuated in northern Nevada, and stranded motorists were pulled from cars stuck on flooded Northern California roads as thunderstorms arrived as part of a massive winter storm that could be the biggest to slam the region in more than a decade.Crews in California cleared trees and debris Sunday following mudslides caused by steady rain accompanying the system that could dump 15 inches in the foothills of the Sierra and heavy snow on the mountain tops before it’s expected to move east early Monday.Forecasters warned a second storm is expected to hit the already drenched area Monday night.In Nevada, emergency officials voluntarily evacuated a total of 1,300 homes in a south Reno neighbourhood Sunday afternoon as the Truckee River began to leave its banks and drainage ditches started to overflow south of U.S. Interstate 80. No injuries had been reported, but high waters forced the closure of numerous area roads, a series of bridges in downtown Reno and a pair of Interstate 80 off-ramps in neighbouring Sparks, where the worst flooding is expected to send several feet of water early Monday into an industrial area where 25,000 people work.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamGov. Brian Sandoval – who declared a state of emergency on Saturday – told all non-essential state employees to stay home Monday. Bob Leighton, the Reno Fire Department’s chief of emergency operations, called it “a very dynamic situation that’s happening so fast it’s hard to keep up with the road closures.”In Northern California, toppled trees on Sunday crashed against cars and homes or blocked roads in the San Francisco Bay area, and officials rescued stranded motorists from cars stuck on flooded roads on Sunday. A woman was killed Saturday by a falling tree while she took a walk on a San Francisco Bay Area golf course.There were mudslides and flooding throughout Northern California that led to road closures, especially in the North Bay, one of the areas hardest hit and where the Napa River jumped its banks. Farther north, the U.S. 395 highway was temporarily closed in both directions in Mono County because of flooding.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckRangers at Yosemite National Park closed all roads leading to the park’s valley floor, a major attraction for visitors from around the world eager to view gushing waterfalls and gaze up at towering granite rock formations such as El Capitan and Half Dome. As of 11:56 a.m. on Jan. 8, reports KRON News, Yosemite remains closed, with the Merced River forecasted to go nearly four feet over its banks.With file from Scott Sonner And Olga R. Rodriguez, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday, January 9, 2017 Tags: Nevada, Travel Alert, Yosemite Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share Winter storm causes massive evacuation in Nevada, road closures in Yosemite << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more