New Roads Project To Begin This Year Says Premier

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newroadprojectsthisyear, #newroadprojectstobegininTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The Premier, in her budget address to the House of assembly, introduced new plans for Infrastructural Development in the Turks and Caicos.   The Premier has allocated some $3.4 million to the development of infrastructure throughout the islands.    “In our change document, we have articulated the need to have a four year plan for the paving of major roads in the Turks and Caicos islands.”, she announced.It is said that the new infrastructure projects will commence this year with the allocation of 1.2 mil to road and associated drainage work.  The Premier says this project will continue until there is a proper, integrated road network in the country.    The Premier also said that she will introduce a new metering system for water, along with new measures to protect the water system in Grand Turk, which is constantly being tampered with.Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#newroadprojectstobegininTCI#newroadprojectsthisyear Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Two Men in Custody For Drug Possession

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 23, 2017 – Nassau – Police took two men into custody after seizing a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on June 21.In the first incident, around 12:00 noon, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Fire Trail Road near Sir. Milo Butler Highway when they saw a driving a van who aroused their suspicion. The officers then signaled to the vehicle to stop. When the officers approached the vehicle the male threw a taped package outside which was retrieved and found to contain 5 pounds of marijuana. The man was subsequently taken into custody.Then shortly after 1:00 pm, Southeastern Division officers were on routine patrol on Gilda Street, Kennedy Sub-division, when they saw a man standing on a premises who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a plastic bag containing 16 small foil wrappings with marijuana in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Tata Steel pays £25 million bonuses to European managers while UK workers

first_imgTata steelworks Port Talbot, Wales, April 26, 2016.Reuters fileIndian multinational steel making company Tata Steel paid bonuses worth £25 million to its top European managers. The “retention” bonus was reportedly awarded to about 100 top managers at the UK and Dutch offices.The details of the payments made were leaked by a Dutch whistle blower, after which the company admitted that these bonuses had been paid to senior managers, reported the Financial Times. Additionally, the officials at Tata Steel also said that the retention bonus had been paid as per the terms and conditions of the said managers’ contract.When FT got in touch with the officials regarding the payments, the website was shown a letter that Tata Steel’s chairman Andrew Robb had sent to the employees of the company on Wednesday, July 12. The letter said: the company offers “a range of short and longer-term incentives for employees at all levels so we can attract and retain the appropriate skills for the future.”It also explained that its older plans weren’t working in favour of Tata Steel and numerous senior managers leaving the brand was worrisome. The “retention” payments have hit headlines as it comes at a time when UK workers have been taking pension cuts to keep the British business floating. The employees of the steelmaker had earlier voted for the closure of the £15 billion retirement plan to keep the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales alive.Speaking of Tata’s decision to pay bonuses to its senior managers, a spokesperson for the Community trade union said that it is a shameful act considering the steel industry is currently facing massive uncertainty.”If these reports [about the loyalty payments] are true, then Tata Steel managers should hang their heads in shame. Steelworkers have taken tough decisions to secure the future of our industry, yet it seems management don’t want to share the burden. Stuffing their pockets with millions of pounds in bonuses is a slap in the face to every one of Tata’s loyal steelworkers,” the spokesperson told FT. A company logo is seen outside the Tata steelworks near Rotherham in Britain, March 30, 2016 [Representational Image].Reuters File”That money would be better spent on new investment and to reward those workers who have already given up so much to help protect their industry.”The Unite trade union added: “It’s remarkable that bonuses of such kind have been paid out to senior bosses at a time of great upheaval and uncertainty for the company. Workers on the shop floor whose livelihoods have been hanging by a thread and pay frozen will understandably be less than impressed.”last_img read more

Is it safe to fly Jet Airways Engineers union has some scary

first_imgA Jet Airways passenger plane prepares to land as a new air traffic control tower under construction is seen in the background at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi May 24, 2013.Reuters file [Representational Image]The aircraft engineers’ union of Jet Airways on Tuesday wrote a letter to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stating that flight safety “is at risk” as three months of salary is overdue to employees as the impoverished airline continues to ground its aircraft and cancel several flights.”It has been arduous for us to meet our financial requirements, result of which have adversely affected the psychological condition of Aircraft Engineers at work and therefore the safety of public transport airplane being flown by Jet Airways across India and the world is at risk,” stated the letter by Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’ Welfare Association (JAMEWA) to DGCA.”While the senior management is finding a resolution to be in business, we the Engineers who inspect, troubleshoot and certify the public transport aeroplanes for its airworthiness are in tremendous stress due to non-payment of salaries on time, since last 7 months. As of now, 3 month’s salary is overdue to us” the letter added, PTI reported.The Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, has now asked the Civil Aviation Secretary to call for a meeting to discuss grounding of flights, advance bookings, cancellations, refunds, and safety issues, if any, at Jet. Prabhu has also asked the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, to get hold of a report on Jet’s compliance issues immediately from regulator DGCA, reports ReutersNaresh Goyal, the chairman of the cash-strapped airline, has told the employees that he needs more time to resolve the issues faced by the company. He said that he wants to sort out the problems and restore the stability of the company as soon as possible and the top priority would be to settle the delayed payments of the employees.He also said that they are holding discussions with strategic partner Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which holds 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, and State Bank of India (SBI) lenders for the sustainability of the company.Tony Douglas, the CEO of Etihad Airways, held meetings with SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar and a few other top bankers to discuss the issues in the rescue plan for Jet Airways on Monday. The airlines grounded four more flights on Monday due to non-payment of lease rentals.Jet Airways is in deep crisis as it has hoarded a huge debt of Rs 8,200 crore and has thrice defaulted payments since January. The airline has delayed payments to its pilots, suppliers and lessors for months.(with agency inputs)last_img read more

Jama Masjid Illuminated in Iftar fervour

first_imgDecked like a bride, with garlands of glittering lights wrapped around her ensemble, she stands tall and bright as hundreds horde towards her before breaking the day long fast. Iftar at Jama Masjid is a treat for the uninitiated, for whom Old Delhi stands only as a symbol of what the city was, what it is not, what it will never again be. At sunset, a walk down the lane adjacent to Meena Bazaar and Jama Masjid one is greeted with a line of shops, each selling paraphernalia particular to the holy time of Ramadan. While the festival is one; its antiques, many. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfJust as you cross the newly constructed Jama Masjid Metro station on your left, on your right is an organized line of shops selling everything – from raw chicken to Lucknowi chikan. The holy month of Ramadan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed as a holy month by Muslims across the globe, to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed. The fast is a rigorous test of one’s potential, to cleanse the mind and the body of impurity, to test perseverance and the power of unflinching devotion. The day begins with a meal before sunrise, which is followed by an entire day of fasting- where the staunch are even prohibited from swallowing their own saliva, it all ends with a meal after sunset. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAfter 7pm, when the Delhi sun finally decides to dip, hundreds gather at Jama Masjid to partake in the festivities that are held both inside and outside the complex. While inside, lines of people are welcomed to break their fast without having to shed a penny, outside, the shops provide a repertoire of delicacies – from fruits, to sweets, to the lip smacking kebabs and biryanis which have been the pride of the Nawabs. “My favourite Iftar dish is Sevaiyah (Semolina pancakes), the ones we get here at Jama Masjid are lip-smacking,” said Raheem, a beaming 10-year old from Daryaganj who was accompanied by his father, who looked almost exhausted at fulfilling his son’s eager demands. “One day he likes Sevaiyah, and the next day he wants Biryani. But that’s what festivals are for; and this is what children will do,” said the exhausted but nevertheless complying father of young Raheem. “We do not observe the fast because we have to; it is because we want to. It is our token of love to Allah,” says Ruhani, an enthusiastic 17-year old, who has been visiting Jama Masjid with her family since the tender age of 10. Wasim a rickshaw puller in his 40s visits the Masjid after an entire day of toiling in the sun, “It (the fast) does not make me weak, it makes me work harder, this is the time I prove my devotion, I struggle through the day to come here in the evening and finally take a bite. But I will not lie, I do relish that first sip of Shikanji,” he said, breaking out in an almost child-like laughter.While the austerities of devotion are contested across the world, what we miss is how there is a parallel and immediate journey back to an innocent phase of naivety. Whether Chistmas, or Durga Puja, Navratri or Ramadan, festivities glorify a phase of nonchalance which has to be otherwise masked in the adult world, where the real austerity thrives.Walking down the lane at Jama Masjid, you will be welcomed by an exciting aura of differences – aromas of beautifully cooked food- somewhere there are kebabs being roasted, elsewhere tea being freshly brewed; move forward and you will hear faint whisperings of a variety of languages- some speaking in hushed Urdu, others ranting in crisp Persian, still others in confused English; and then of course you will see honest devotees in well ironed white kurtas, eager tourists with dangling DSLR-s, and rushing journalists with a paper and pen.Who said India cannot thrive in diversity?last_img read more

These Are the Tech Myths That Many People Still Believe in

first_img The folks over at HighSpeedInternet.com took a deep dive on the “mythtakes” (get it?) in tech to see just what the general public really believes. To do so, they created a master list of well-known tech claptrap, as well as some that may have once been grounded in reality but is no longer true.To check them out, it surveyed “hundreds” of people in the U.S. to ask which of the major tech myths we believe. The top picks show just how far we have to go to manage expectations.The most-believed myth: that more megapixels in a digital camera make for an instantly better picture. Eighty-six percent of the respondents went for that one; marketing hype doesn’t help. But what really helps with a better photo is a bigger sensor inside the camera.Next, 52 percent of respondents believe that charging a phone overnight somehow harms the battery. That’s not true, and here are several other battery myths debunked. (Another: Don’t freeze your phone to extend battery life!) We also enlighten the 17 percent of people who think you have to run down your smartphone battery completely before you can charge it. Nope.The third biggest myth: Thirty-one percent believe that an airport X-ray will hurt the stored memory on their phone or laptop. This is a holdover from when people had film cameras, and the X-rays actually could damage the film. But they won’t bother a hard drive. A giant magnet could though, so make sure to keep your phone and PC out of the MRI machine when you’re getting a brain scan.The list goes on, with people thinking you can’t infect a Mac with malware and that overnight shutdown of a PC is a requirement. You should feel pretty superior if you don’t believe any of these.HSI went a little further and checked Google Trends to see what the most-googled tech questions are; and some are on its myth-list. Georgia residents apparently want to know whether baby monitors can be hacked — and that one is very true. But as for falseness, Californians search quite a bit to see whether they can charge their phones in the microwave: That’s a cruel prank gone mythical. Texans want to know whether their phones can listen in on them. Lots of states want to know about putting saturated devices in rice to dry them out — but you’d actually be better off using synthetic silica gel desiccant packets (save all that you get in packages for just such an emergency, or buy a bunch). This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Free 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now January 24, 2019last_img read more