TCI voters have a few more days

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIndividuals who are not on the Turks and Caicos Register of voters have a few more days. Supervisor of Elections, Dudley Lewis is asking locals who are eligible to vote and were not registered before to do so before the November 30, 2013 deadline. He also noted that individuals who will become eligible by age or status after November 30 can apply after the deadline, and will be added to the register. Application forms for inclusion on the TCI Register of Voters may be collected from the Elections Office in Grand Turk or Providenciales or the District Commissioner’s Officers in Salt Cay, South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

House of Assembly in session today

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jul 2015 – Today members of parliament convene for debate in the House of Assembly in Grand Turk; the House will be carried live on national radio. Related Items:house of assembly Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img

Ruling on the Bight PNP leader calls for respect of decision

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 19, 2017 – Providenciales – The Chief Justice Her Ladyship Margret Ramsey Halle will hand down her ruling on the matter of George Pratt vs. Porsha Smith-Stubbs at 9:30 am at the Supreme Court in Unit A-207 Graceway Plaza on Leeward Highway.   Opposition Leader Hon. Charles Washington Misick is urging all supporters and followers of the Progressive National Party and the Turks and Caicos as a nation to respect the decision when it is handed down and to uphold the rule of law.Individuals who may wish to attend the sitting are reminded that appropriate attire is required. Persons who may wish to remain outside on the court grounds for the ruling will be expected to maintain calm and orderly behavior. The Progressive National Party remains the Party for all the people and stands firm united and unbroken for the betterment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. God bless and keep us in your prayers.#MagneticMediaNews#FightfortheBight Decision – George C.D. Pratt v Porsha Stubbs and Ors Bight ruling coming, PDM Leader says Pratt is better Related Items:#FightForTheBight, #magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Seven weeks to Bight Results General Election petitionlast_img read more

Andres Iniesta pleased to have David Villa at Vissel Kobe

first_imgAndres Iniesta is pleased to have his former Barcelona team-mate David Villa by his side at Vissel Kobe as they to chase silverware next seasonThe former Spain striker became the latest high-profile footballer to move to Japan after agreeing to join J-League side Vissel Kobe this month.Villa will reunite with Iniesta at the Japanese top-flight club after once his contract with MLS side New York City expires this month.The pair won the 2008 European Championships and 2010 World Cup for Spain along with three La Liga titles and one Champions League at Barcelona.Now Iniesta, who has returned to Barcelona for a holiday, gave his views on Villa’s surprise switch to Japan.“He wanted a change,” Iniesta told Mundo Deportivo on Villa’s decision.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“He knows there’s me, but he knows more people and he knows he will be at ease.“This year we’re going to start from scratch. He will contribute goals and his quality will be a plus for the team.”The 34-year-old, who arrived in Japan in the summer, is thrilled to have a familiar face at Vissel Kobe.“It’s clear that right now I am new to them and they to me,” said Iniesta.“There is an adaptation process and having a player I know by my side and with whom I’ve played many matches is a guarantee for me and the team and will allow us to fight for important things.”Villa scored 80 goals in 124 appearances for New York after arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2014.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Shannon Smith Named To Deans List At University Of Maine

first_imgORONO, ME — Shannon Smith, of Wilmington, received Dean’s List honors for spring 2018 at the University of Maine, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,634 are from Maine, 533 are from 31 other states, and 47 are from 21 countries other than the U.S.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Maine.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of MaineIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University of New EnglandIn “Education”last_img read more

Microsoft Office alternative A year of WPS Office Premium for 18

first_img Comments WPS Office Writer closely resembles Microsoft Word, right down to the templates that greet you on startup. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET Howdy, cheeps! I’m on the road this week, but I’m leaving you with a rerun of one of my favorite deals — which I last shared almost exactly a year ago.Regular readers know that I have some anger issues when it comes to Microsoft Office. I won’t dive too deeply into the reasons, but here’s an example: My poor, sweet mother, a Word user for many years, is routinely confused and frustrated by the little interface changes that Microsoft pushes to the word processor — without warning, without explanation, without help. The latest: The Save As option was replaced by Auto Save, the latter enabled by default. This represented a huge change to the way many, if not most, people were accustomed to working, and it caused no end of hassles and confusion. This happened totally out of the blue.Oh, and then there’s the price: Microsoft Office costs $70 to $100 per year depending on your number of users, when all most people need (or want) is Word and maybe a little Excel. To me that’s no different than the cable company overcharging for a zillion channels when all we want is a few. And do not get me started on the garbage heap that is Microsoft Outlook.Whew. Sorry. Like I said: Issues. Alternatives? There are lots, some of them free, many of them good. I’ve long been partial to WPS Office, which closely mimics the look and features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint but costs considerably less. In fact, for a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get a one-year subscription to WPS Office Premium for $17.99. That link should take you directly to the checkout page, with the discount already applied. Regular price: $29.99. See it at WPSIf you want to learn more about the product itself, start here. And let me note straight away that the free version of WPS Office is an excellent desktop suite in its own right, with most of the same features as Premium. (You can compare editions here.) The free version, however, is ad supported: pop-up ads appear when you perform certain tasks, such as printing, and often make you wait a bit before you can bypass them.Premium does away with that while adding various PDF-manipulation features and support for more users and devices: three PC, six mobile. As noted, the suite’s interface does a fine impression of Microsoft Office’s ribbon interface, but you can also toggle the more old-fashioned UI (closer to what you’d get in, say, LibreOffice) if that’s your preference. Choice! What a concept! Best feature of all? Support for tabbed documents. That’s right, just like your browser, WPS Office opens multiple documents in tabs, not separate windows. Um, hello? Microsoft? Where has this been? You also get a OneDrive-like cloud-storage service, though only 1GB of space unless you buy more. I’m old-school. I like a desktop client for word processing, spreadsheets and the like. Microsoft Office is full of bloat that most users don’t need, and it’s overpriced. WPS Office Premium is reasonable at $30 a year and attractive at $18. Can you get by on free alternatives? Absolutely. Should you consider this as well? I think so. Originally published on March 20, 2018. Updated, Feb. 19, 2019: Modified deal parameters. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! WPS Office The Cheapskate Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 68 Tags Share your voice Review • WPS Office review: A fantastic, free mobile office suite Applications Microsoft Office Microsoftlast_img read more

Africana Studies Independent Film Festival

first_imgThe Africana Studies Independent Film Festival opens at 9 a.m., April 17, with the acclaimed feature film, “The 12 O’Clock Boys.”The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex will host its Africana Studies Independent Film Festival on April 17 and 18.  The festival will feature films focused on the Black experience and include speakers, panel discussions, workshops and opportunities to network. The films being screened during the festival are not recommended for children under 14. Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office at 443-840- ARTS (2787) or at the door.last_img

Will the US Break Up Big Tech Dont Hold Your Breath

first_imgFor a “let’s break up Big Tech” antitrust movement to happen, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has proposed, “there would have to be a sea change first in how the antitrust enforcement agencies think about antitrust and then in how the courts think about it,” says Prof. Daniel A. Crane, senior professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School.Political pressure is building on U.S. regulators to do something, or at least make it look like they’re trying. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission in the past few weeks have divvied up their oversight of Big Tech with potential antitrust probes in the offing, per multiple reports. The DOJ is looking into Google and Apple and the FTC is examining Facebook and Amazon, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The prospect of major regulatory action against tech companies spooked investors — shares of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, fell 6% on Monday — but tech stocks rebounded Tuesday amid a broader market uptick.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined the fray Monday in a pair of tweets, citing the House Judiciary’s launch of “a long overdue investigation to determine if dominant digital platforms have harmed Americans in the marketplace & the voting booth.” Her statements come a week after she lashed out at Facebook when the company refused to remove a doctored video.“Unwarranted, concentrated economic power in the hands of a few is dangerous to democracy — especially when digital platforms control content,” Pelosi wrote. “The era of self-regulation is over.”The question is what legal grounds the U.S. can use to rein in the big tech firms. Historically, antitrust law considers consumer harms in terms of pricing. But if, for example, Amazon or Facebook steal an idea from a competitor or acquire a startup before it can become a rival, “that doesn’t result in higher prices — it’s some future innovation harm,” says Hal Singer, fellow at George Washington Institute Public Policy. Going down the antitrust path could take up to a decade to reach a resolution, according to Singer. Steven Spielberg’s Apple Event Appearance Was a Slap at Netflix (Analysis) Related Congress might get there faster through legislation, akin to the Glass-Steagall provisions of the Banking Act of 1933, which forced banks to separate commercial and investment banking. Even so, it’s not clear that breaking up tech giants would actually work to fix the problem, for example, by requiring Facebook to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp or making Google divest YouTube, says Singer.“If you had five Baby Facebooks, they would still have an incentive to steal” or otherwise use their scale to thwart rivals, Singer says.It’s worth noting that two decades ago, the U.S. government filed an antitrust suit — joined by 20 states — against Microsoft, seeking to break it up. The complaint centered on the software giant’s bundling of Windows and Internet Explorer together. The DOJ won an initial ruling approving splitting Microsoft into two entities (an OS company and an applications company). But the D.C. Court of Appeals rejected the idea that Microsoft should be broken up as the remedy for anticompetitive behavior. The Justice Department later reached a settlement with Microsoft, which among other concessions agreed to share APIs with third parties.“Breakup remedies are radical and they frequently have unintended consequences,” says Prof. Herb Hovenkamp of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. “Judges aren’t good at breaking up companies.”For now, expect business as usual among the big technology companies, according to Wall Street analysts.For Google, the worst-case scenario of the U.S. antitrust probes would be a fine like the $5 billion penalty the European Commission imposed last year, according to Citigroup analyst Mark May. European regulators ruled that parts of agreements between Google and Android partners violated European law, including requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and Chrome browser app as a condition for licensing Google’s Play Store app. Meanwhile, a U.S. antitrust case against Facebook is “even less clear than it is for Alphabet,” May added. Popular on Variety Massive iPhone Hack Compromised Thousands of Phones Saber-rattling from D.C. about curbing the power of tech titans Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple has gotten louder. The growing backlash against Silicon Valley giants, who are viewed as harming competitors and wielding inordinate power over a key sector of the economy, could become part of the conversation in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.But could that lead to the U.S. breaking up one or more of the tech companies? It’s a long shot. Even if government regulators decide they have credible grounds to pursue antitrust cases against Big Tech, it will be at least five years — perhaps longer — before anything concrete happens as they wind through the court system, according to legal experts and industry analysts.One of the issues is that current U.S. antitrust laws are geared around price harms to consumers, whereas the likes of Google and Facebook offer their services for free. That would likely require a new federal law (or new interpretation of existing law) to bar the type of anticompetitive behavior the major tech players have been accused of. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Any U.S. action against Google would come after “significant business practice scrutiny by the EU that has resulted in limited impact on Google’s ad business,” BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post wrote in a note Monday. He also pointed out that an FTC probe into Google ended in 2013 “without further action into whether Google used its dominant web search position to disadvantage rivals.”But the current political climate is somewhat different, Post acknowledged, and he believes that if the DOJ moves ahead against Google that “would likely embolden critics of Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants as well” heading into the 2020 election year.The chorus for the American government to “do something” about Big Tech has included Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes (who hasn’t worked at Facebook in over a decade) urging the U.S. government to find a way to break up the social giant to rein in its “unprecedented and un-American power.”It may be becoming fashionable to speak out against Big Tech. But for now, the idea that Facebook, Google, Apple or Amazon will be broken up remains just rhetoric.last_img read more