This Day in History Ford Assembly Line Walt Disney World

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:disney world, ford assembly line, henry ford, orlando florida, walt disney Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThis day in history in 1908 the first assembly line car was introduced to the market by Henry Ford, it was the Model T and each car cost just $825 dollars. Also this day in history in 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando Florida Orlando shooter’s photo and criminal record releasedlast_img

Officer wounded in Blue Hills gas station robbery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 3, 2016 – Traffic was detoured on the all important Millennium Highway today; causing major frustration for residents and others who need to travel that stretch of roadway… the traffic was denied access to a large portion of the highway because some of it was deemed a crime scene after a shooting in the area.   Female police officer D’Krizia Missick with the tactical unit was today shot in her leg in a daytime heist.  It happened at petrol plus gas station on Millennium Highway in Blue Hills and even at this hour, details are scant about the gun crime which took place around midday.  Officer Missick is expected to make a full recovery, according to reports reaching our newsroom.last_img read more

Construction for 12 storey Ritz Carlton will be allowed

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Providenciales, TCI, February 21, 2017 – Green light again for Govt to allow construction of 12 storey Ritz Carlton.  Appeal dismissed at appellate court today.  “Government and investors can now proceed with development…” The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img

Jamaicas DPP talks fake news at CBU conference in Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 23, 2017 – Nassau – The seriousness of fake news was a major topic tackled by Paula Llewellyn at day two of the Caribbean Broadcasters’ Union annual general assembly being staged at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.    The Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica explained that reputation is a valuable commodity in the media business and advised against publishing unchecked information.In an era when invented information comes in as easily and as believably as credible information, 48 media houses from 23 countries within the region listened intently as Llewelyn gave the legal ramifications of fake news and irresponsible journalism.   #PaulaLlewellyn is the first woman DPP of Jamaica.The theme of the conference which ends on August 24th is Digital Developments in Caribbean media.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PaulaLlewellynlast_img read more

Man shot dead in Fox Hill overnight by Bahamas Police

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 24, 2017 – Nassau – Late today Police confirm that a man is dead after getting into a gun battle with Police.   The incident unraveled in Fox Hill last night around 10, at an apartment on Abner Street.  Intel led officers to the residence, and as police approached the yard, a man reportedly known to Police pulled a firearm from hidden in his clothing and pointed it at officers.In response and in fear for their lives explained the report, Police shot the suspect and recovered an illegal gun.  At the hospital, the suspect was pronounced dead.  There is now launched an investigation into the shooting.#MagneticMediaNews#manshotdeadinNassau Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #manshotdeadinNassaulast_img read more

California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

first_imgCalifornia is 1st state to require women on corporate boards Updated: 12:33 PM AP, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Jerry Brown AP Posted: October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats.The Democratic governor referenced the objections and legal concerns that the law has raised. The California Chamber of Commerce has said the policy will be difficult for companies to implement and violates constitutional prohibitions against discrimination.“I don’t minimize the potential flaws that indeed may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation,” Brown wrote in a signing statement. “Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C. — and beyond — make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message.”Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with staff members Camille Wagner, left, Graciela Castillo-Krings at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)It is one of several measures affecting women that Brown signed Sunday, his last opportunity to approve or veto laws before the term-limited governor leaves office. He also approved legislation requiring smaller employers to provide sexual harassment training and banning secret settlements related to sexual assault and harassment.But he vetoed a bill that would have required California’s public universities to provide medication for abortion at campus health centers, saying the services are already “widely available” off campus.Brown’s actions come as the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct led to a reckoning nationwide that has ousted men from power. The latest high-profile allegations are against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has denied decades-old claims of sexual misconduct from three women.The author of the California measure on corporate boards, SB 826, said she believes having more women in power could help reduce sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.Having more women on the boards also will make companies more successful, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson said. Women tend to be more collaborative and are better at multitasking, the Santa Barbara Democrat said.A fourth of publicly held corporations with headquarters in California don’t have any women on their boards of directors. These companies have not done enough to increase the number of women on their boards despite the Legislature’s urging, making government intervention necessary, Jackson said.“This is one of the last bastions of total male domination,” she said. “We know that the public and business are not being well-served by this level of discrimination.”The California Chamber of Commerce argued that the composition of corporate boards should be determined internally, not mandated by government. The chamber said the new law will prioritize gender over other aspects of diversity, such as race and ethnicity.“It creates a challenge for a board on achieving broader diversity goals,” said Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president for policy at the chamber.The law applies to companies that report having their principal executive offices in California. Companies can be fined $100,000 for a first violation and $300,000 for subsequent violations.The law also requires companies to report their board composition to the California secretary of state and imposes a $100,000 fine if a company fails to do so.Some European countries, including Norway and France, already mandate that corporate boards include women.Brown stopped short on Sunday of making California the first state to mandate public colleges and universities offer abortion medication at their health centers. A bill by Democratic Sen. Connie Leyva would have required all 34 University of California and California State University campuses to make the drugs available at their health centers by 2022.The public schools now refer students to outside providers. Abortion rights advocates said that made it difficult for women without a car and also expensive because many private providers do not accept student insurance.A group of private donors, some of them anonymous, had vowed to pay for up to $20 million in startup costs, including ultrasound equipment and training for both medical and billing staff.Abortions using medication are induced by taking two pills, which can be given up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy. One pill is administered in the clinic and a second drug is taken later at home. The drugs induce bleeding similar to a miscarriage.Leyva vowed to reintroduce the bill under California’s next governor; Brown is leaving office early next year.“I am hopeful that our incoming Legislature and governor will agree that the right to choose isn’t just a slogan, but rather a commitment to improving true access to abortion for students across California,” she said in a statement.__Associated Press writer Julie Watson in San Diego contributed. FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Pala man saves dog from burning house

first_imgPala man saves dog from burning house March 12, 2019 Sasha Foo, 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 SettingsPALA (KUSI) – The fire that tore through Jose Guzman’s home in Pala destroyed almost everything his family owned, except for one thing, their dog.In cell phone video that’s gone viral, Guzman is seen rushing past firefighters and into his burning home in a frantic search for his dog. Fighting heavy smoke, Guzman ran to the back and found Gabbana still on her leash, but crouched inside the bathroom, the only room that had not burned.As the video shows, only a few moments later, both of them emerge, running out of the property to safety.With his adrenaline pumping, Guzman said he did not realize that he had been burned on his face and arms, until the rescue was over. His two and a half year old dog was singed on her nose and paws.In the blaze, Jose, his wife and three daughters lost almost all their possessions, including the tools that Jose uses for work.Guzman works two jobs, in construction, and as a landscaper. However, amid the rubble and ruin, Guzman said he sees the blessings. He has his family and their love, including the love of one family member who can’t put her appreciation into words.When asked what does the dog mean to him, he told us with his voice choking up with emotion, “She’s been with us forever. She’s part of the family. We love her.”You can help the Guzman family recover from the fire by donating to their GoFundMe page ( https://bit.ly/2VRoMne ). Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 4:33 PM Posted: March 12, 2019 Sasha Foo last_img read more

Overdrive Takes Top Honors at 60th Annual Neal Awards

first_imgThe Randall-Reilly Publishing Company took top honors at the 60th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards as its Overdrive, The Voice of the American Trucker, brand received the Grand Neal Award during the ABM ceremony held March 14 in New York City.Overdrive’s entry, “CSA’s Data Trail” beat out 612 other submissions including three other finalists—“Project: Blackbird” from MTG Media Group’s Plate magazine, IEEE Media’s IEEE Spectrum’s “The Age of Plenty” and “Videos by Crain’s New York Business” by Crain Communications’ Crain’s New York Business. “This is the kind of committed, analytical reporting where the line between b2b and public service disappears into great journalism,” said Stats.org editor Trevor Butterworth of the winning entry. Butterworth, who presented the award to close the ceremony, was also head judge of this year’s Neal Awards judging board. The other three nominees for Grand Neal still managed to pick up some hardware during the afternoon ceremony, especially Plate’s editor Chandra Ram who was named the 2014 McAllister Editorial Fellow. MTG Media Group picked up a trio of other awards including Best Profile for a Class A publisher for “Project: Blackbird” for which Ram contributed.Despite not nabbing the Grand Neal, parent companies IEEE Media and Crain Communications both picked up a total seven awards each at this year’s ceremony, dominating most categories.Other special awards were given to Robert Cassidy, editorial director of Building Design+Construction, who was the winner of the 46th Annual G.D. Grain, Jr. Award for distinguished editorial excellence and Michael Fabey, editorial editor of Aviation Week, who received the 2014 Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity.Both Fabey and Cassidy were visibly moved by their achievements and thanked their family for their support throughout their careers, as well as jabbed a little at the industry heavy hitters who put profit over journalistic accountability.“Part of our job is to help our companies make money, but our role and responsibility is to make a difference,” Fabey told the audience.In honor of the 60th anniversary celebration, the Neal Awards singled out the winningest publication and author in its lengthy history. Marianne Dekker Mattera, managing editor of MedPage Today, was honored for her 18 Neal Awards wins writing in the healthcare field. She previously won the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award in 1997. Also, McGraw Hill Financial’s Architectural Record was given a special award for its record 28 wins, including a 2012 Grand Neal prize.Click here to view a full list of winners and finalists for the 2014 Neal Awards.last_img read more

Taunton Press Eliminates 40 Positions

first_imgAlmost one month after taking over as CEO on a permanent basis, Dan McCarthy announced via a LinkedIn post today that Taunton Press has eliminated 40 staff positions at the company. McCarthy’s post: “Tough day at Taunton Press; eliminated the roles of 40 talented & passionate people as part of trimming product lineup. Thank you to every one of them for all the hard work. Our path ahead will emphasize product strategies that build loyalty among our customers and deliver value to our advertisers. We remain committed to each of our markets and our bellwether brands in woodworking, homebuilding, cooking, sewing and gardening.” After working with Taunton senior management as a consultant for several months to explore ways to boost revenues, McCarthy took the helm as interim CEO in January when then-president Tim Rahr announced he was stepping down. Taunton officially named McCarthy to the CEO spot in mid-April. According to a source, the cuts represent about 20 percent of the workforce,  were widespread and not limited to a particular brand or department. There are no plans to discontinue any brands.last_img read more

Tyndall AFB Update Officials Allowing Personnel who Reside OffBase to Return to

first_imgTyndall officials lifted the evacuation order for active-duty military and civilian personnel who live off-base, provided the municipality where they reside doesn’t have any outstanding restrictions in place. Personnel who return to their permanent residences, however, will no longer be eligible for safe haven allowances, according to a press release. “This is a personal choice,” it states. The base’s evacuation order remains in effect and it is not open for regular operations. Separately, about 600 airmen are living on Tyndall, working on recovery efforts, reports the 325th Fighter Wing.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

Returning Rohingya may lose land crops

first_imgRohingya Muslim refugees walk on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on 30 September 2017. Photo: AFPRohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.Nearly 600,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since Aug. 25, when coordinated Rohingya insurgent attacks on security posts sparked a ferocious counteroffensive by the Myanmar army.The United Nations says killings, arson and rape carried out by troops and ethnic Rakhine Buddhist mobs since late August amount to a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has no control over the military, has pledged that anyone sheltering in Bangladesh who can prove they were Myanmar residents can return.Reuters has interviewed six Myanmar officials involved with repatriation and resettlement plans. While the plans are not yet finalised, their comments reflect the government’s thinking on how Suu Kyi’s repatriation pledge will be implemented.Jamil Ahmed, who spoke to Reuters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is one of many Rohingya who hope to go back.Describing how he fled his home in northern Rakhine state in late August, Ahmed said one of the few things he grabbed was a stack of papers – land contracts and receipts – that might prove ownership of the fields and crops he was leaving behind.”I didn’t carry any ornaments or jewels,” said the 35-year-old. “I’ve only got these documents. In Myanmar, you need to present documents to prove everything.”The stack of papers, browning and torn at the edges, may not be enough, however, to regain the land in Kyauk Pan Du village, where he grew potatoes, chilli plants, almonds and rice.”It depends on them. There is no land ownership for those who don’t have citizenship,” said Kyaw Lwin, agriculture minister in Rakhine state, when asked in an interview whether refugees who returned to Myanmar could reclaim land and crops.Despite his land holdings, Myanmar does not recognise Ahmed as a citizen. Nearly all the more than 1 million Rohingya who lived in Myanmar before the recent exodus are stateless, despite many tracing their families in the country for generations.Officials have made plans to harvest, and possibly sell, thousands of acres of crops left behind by the fleeing Rohingya, according to state government documents reviewed by Reuters.Myanmar also intends to settle most refugees who return to Rakhine state in new “model villages”, rather than on the land they previously occupied, an approach criticised in the past by the United Nations as effectively creating permanent camps.The government has not asked for help from any international agencies, who are calling for any repatriation to be voluntary and to the refugees’ place of origin.”OWNERLESS” CROPSThe exodus of 589,000 Rohingya – and about 30,000 non-Muslims – from the conflict zone in northern Rakhine has left some 71,500 acres of planted rice paddy abandoned and in need of harvesting by January, according to plans drawn up by state officials.Tables in the documents, reviewed by Reuters, divide the land into paddy sown by “national races” – meaning Myanmar citizens – or “Bengalis,” a term widely used in Myanmar to refer to the Rohingya, but which they reject as implying they are illegal migrants from Bangladesh.Kyaw Lwin, the state minister, confirmed the plans, and said there was a total of 45,000 acres of “ownerless Bengali land”.Two dozen combine harvesters operated by officials from the agriculture ministry will begin cutting stalks this month in areas under military control.The machines will be able to harvest about 14,400 acres according to official calculations contained in the plans. It is unclear what will become of the remaining crop, but officials told Reuters they would try to harvest all the paddy, recruiting additional labour to harvest manually if necessary.An acre of paddy in Myanmar typically makes more than $300 at market, meaning the state will gain millions of dollars worth of rice.The harvested rice will be transported to government stores, where it would either be donated to those displaced by the conflict or sold, Rakhine state secretary Tin Maung Swe told Reuters by phone.”The land was abandoned. There is no one to reap that, so the government ordered to harvest it,” he said.Human Rights Watch (HRW) deputy Asia director Phil Robertson, said the government should at least guarantee that the rice would be used for humanitarian support and not for profit.”You can’t call a rice crop ‘ownerless’ just because you used violence and arson to drive the owners out of the country,” he said.’MODEL VILLAGES’Many refugees are fearful to return and are sceptical of Myanmar’s guarantees. Those who do decide to cross back into Myanmar will first be received at one of two centres, according to government plans reviewed by Reuters, before mostly being relocated to model villages.International donors, who have fed and cared for more than 120,000 mostly Rohingya “internally displaced persons” (IDPs) in supposedly temporary camps in Rakhine since violence in 2012, have told Myanmar that they will not support more camps, according to aid workers and diplomats.”The establishment of new temporary camps or camp-like settlements carries many risks, including that the returnees and IDPs could end up being confined to these camps for a long time,” said U.N. spokesman Stanislav Saling in an emailed response.Satellite imagery shows 288 villages, mostly Rohingya settlements, have been fully or partially razed by fires since Aug. 25, according to HRW.Refugees say the army and Buddhist mobs were responsible for most of the arson. The government says Rohingya militants and even residents themselves burned the homes for propaganda.The hamlets where Rohingya farmers lived were “not systematic”, and so should be rebuilt in smaller settlements of 1,000 households set out in straight rows to enable development, said Soe Aung, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.”In some villages there are three houses here, four houses over there. For example, there’s no road for fire engines when fire burns the villages,” Soe Aung said.IDENTITY CHECKSThose who decide to cross back into Myanmar will first be received at one of two centres, according to government plans reviewed by Reuters.At the centres, officials said, the returnees will fill out a 16-point form that will be cross-checked with local authorities’ records. Immigration officials have for years visited Rohingya households at least annually for checks, photographing family members.For refugees who lost all their documents, the government would compare their photos to those that immigration authorities have on file, said Myint Kyaing, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.Officials will accept as evidence “national verification” cards handed out in an ongoing government effort to register Rohingya that falls short of offering them citizenship. The card has been widely rejected by Rohingya community leaders, who say they treat life-long residents like new immigrants.”We are not going to go back like this,” said Mushtaq Ahmed, 57, a farmer from Myin Hlut village now living in the Tenkhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, where Jamil Ahmed is also staying.”If I can go back to my house, and get my land back, only then I will go. We invested all our money into those paddy fields. They are killing so many of us with swords and bullets, and killing the rest of us like this.”last_img read more

Narayanganj accident death toll rises to 10

first_imgPeople sustained injuries in a road accident in Narayanganj have been undergoing treatment at the Dhaka medical College Hospital on 26 February. Photo: Dipu MalakarAt least 10 people, including two children, were killed and 50 others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Tribordi in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj on Monday noon, reports UNB.One of the deceased was identified as Yasmin, a worker of Ananta Trading garment.A Chittagong-bound ‘MD Yasin Paribahan’ bus from Dhaka hit a lorry when its driver lost control over the steering, leaving eight passengers of the bus dead on spot and 52 others injured around 2:00pm, said Abdul Qaiyum, officer-in-charge Kanchpur Highway Police.Among the injured, two succumbed to their injuries on way to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, the OC added.Locals rescued the injured and sent 24 of them to DMCH and the rest to Sonargaon Upazila Health Complex.Additional superintendent (crime) Motiar Rahman has already visited the spot.last_img read more

Road crash kills 2 on way to attend wedding party

first_imgRoad Accident logoTwo people were killed and five others injured when a tractor hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Lalmonirhat-Burimari highway in Kamarer Haat of Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district early Friday.The deceased are Latif Hossain, 35 and Tanjina Khatun, 28, daughter of one Aminur Rahman of Paschim Sardubi village in Hatibandha upazila, reports UNB.The tractor hit the CNG-run auto-rickshaw, leaving two auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and four others injured around 1:00 am, said Patgram police station officer-in-charge Sazzad Hossain.The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.They met the tragic incident while going to attend a wedding party of their relative.last_img

Fahion hacks for a quick new look

first_imgYour clothes portray your style and your fashion choices. They radiate your confidence and make you feel good. Some people dress eccentrically to stand out in a crowd. Fashion is an art and art is always versatile which not only relates to the dress you are wearing but everything that integrates into your outfit. In order to succeed, fashion brands have no choice but to be creative. But don’t worry; we always have a solution and you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to become a style expert. It’s time to upgrade your cupboard with chic styling ideas. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNeck-tie for watch strapGot some old-ties dead in your cupboard from high school times? Time for some watch makeover! This is something really comfortable, colorful and economical at the same time. Just cut off the old and worn-out strap from your watch and replace it with a colorful neck-tie you have. Simply roll the tie on your wrist 1-2 times and tie a small knot to have the comfortable look. You can also add some beads and chain locks at the ends. Besides that, it’s easily washable, unlike leather straps. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFishnets and ripped jeansThe ‘ripped jeans’ trend has completely flooded the planet. It is so common to see people pairing these up with t-shirts or crop tops. But there’s always something different that can be done. You can wear fishnet stockings under your ripped jeans to have a completely different and attractive look. All it takes is the right amount of inspiration to work them into your existing wardrobe. Let them peek out from under your jeans, or show a few inches of fishnet just above your pants’ waistband. Scarf for sandal strapsSummer is the ultimate season for sandals, but don’t just settle for plain flip flops. With a little creativity, you can make cute ‘scarf sandals’ out of your old flats. All you need is a cheap pair of flip flops, a colorful scarf, and scissors. Cut the scarf in two and start wrapping half of it on the strap of your slippers and tie a little knot at the end. You can wrap the remaining length of the scarf around your ankle to create a sandal look. You can use small hooks, beads or simple knots to hold the ends together. If you ever get bored, you can just change up the scarf and give your sandals a whole new look.Sock bootsAll you need to make your own ‘sock boot’ is a pair of pointy-toed pumps, thin knit socks, and a piece of sandpaper. Simply roll the sock over the heel of your pumps, cut a hole at the heel and slide it through the sock and stick sandpaper (or non-slip grips) at the bottom of the sole to avoid any skidding. This will also save the lives of so many innocent animals killed to make those expensive leather boots. Another thing you can do is to wear a similar color stockings under a tying-sandal to get the perfect boot look for summers. The fitting of these boots are much more attractive than the regular boots, less warm and don’t restrict movement.Go ahead and apply these fashion hacks to have your own unique look this summer.last_img read more

Over 100 films in 7 days to sensitize kids

first_imgThe coming week of December will see over 100 feature films, short films, and documentaries being screened at the Sirifort auditorium till December 17. Organized by Smile foundation, the much-awaited third edition of the ‘Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth’ (SIFFCY) will open (on December 11) with ‘Village Rockstars’ – a critically acclaimed and award winning Indian film – in order to stimulate discussion among the youth and sensitize them about various issues. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSIFFCY is the only children and youth film festival that showcases films catering to children and youth. Apart from showcasing the films, the festival also supports emerging filmmakers and recognizes the pioneers and leaders of the industry. SIFFCY has received over 2000 entries this year from over 100 countries.This year, the highlight of this one-of a kind festival will be the Dutch Cinema for which top 10 Dutch films have been curated and will be presented by Gert Herman from the European Children’s Film Association. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSIFFCY will also highlight burning issues of cleanliness, environment and climate change through a special selection of films and discussion forums – called SIFFCY goes Green, to create awareness on the environmental issues amongst children and youth.”Apart from film screenings, every year SIFFCY also organizes film making workshops with an objective to engage, educate and empower our children and youth. SIFFCY has been hosting various workshops in a special section called “Take One”. This year the workshop will be hosted by internationally acclaimed UK based organisation- ‘Films without Borders’ with the idea of engaging and educating children on filmmaking. The other highlight of the festival includes a special delegation from Japan coming to present a film on ‘Love and humanity against war’ (A film on selfless service of mankind post World War II)”, said Jitendra Mishra, Festival Director, SIFFCY.Other film line ups include: The day my father became a bush – a film about war through the eyes of a little girl, Cloud boy, a joint production by Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Junod from Japan, and Nafas and Glasses from Iran.last_img read more

Second blast in Bengals Birbhum in 5 days none injured

first_imgKolkata: A massive blast occurred at a primary health centre building on Thursday in West Bengal’s Birbhum district but there was no report of any casualty, police said. Preliminary police investigation pointed to a suspected stockpile of explosives in the house, which blew up. The severity of the blast was such that the roof and wall of one side of the building at Labhpur were blown away. Two rooms were reduced to rubble. “The building of Dwarka health centre was blown off due to an explosion around 2.45 a.m. We are at the spot investigating the matter and there is no report of any injury or casualty,” an officer of Labhpur police station said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata An employee of the health centre said they were lucky that the incident occurred at night but there is an atmosphere of fear all around. Incidentally, the health centre is barely a few metres away from the police station. Trinamool Congress supporters staged an angry demonstration, accusing the police of arriving at the spot eight hours of the incident. On June 29, another explosion inside the club building at Mollarpur had blown away the walls and damaged some of the houses in the vicinity. A local BJP leader said that there should be proper investigation of these blasts, while Trinamool Congress members feel that the BJP is responsible. “We want the NIA to investigate, not just the police or CID of West Bengal Police,” the BJP leader said.last_img read more

Successful Startups Know How to Motivate Top Software Developers

first_img 4 min read July 11, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. There’s an 87 percent employment rate among software developers. On average, there are five jobs for every software developer, according to a study by VentureBeat. The demand for software talent is still on the rise.Consequently, it is not surprising that human resource managers have a tough time recruiting, hiring and retaining software developers. Developers are fussy about selecting the companies they will work for. Even when they agree to work for a company, they can easily leave for the next at a split second, leaving behind a mountain of disappointment.Related: Confessions of an In-Demand Developer: How Too Many Job Offers Helped Me Craft My Own Coding Consultancy CompanyBut surprisingly, successful companies seem to have a formula for hiring, motivating and retaining top software developers. So how are they doing it? They use three Fs to inspire the best software talents:FreedomFlexibilityFunLet’s look at each one more closely.1. Freedom.Smart CEOs and COOs are not only good at their jobs, but they also have a knack for understanding and hacking their coders.With a million activities going on in a startup garage or apartment office, the grind and the constant pivot, the iteration and the race to outperform the competitors, the race to win a client and a customer — startup managers are focused on motivating their software developers.They achieve this by giving them freedom to make their own work choices. I’m not saying that developers should be given the opportunity to have the final say about the company’s product development, but managers should empower them to execute projects based on their own decisions.Of course, developers must respect the company’s rules and regulations. The techies feel more connected and engaged at work when they are given the power to make decisions about things like design and coding standards. They feel more relaxed and happy because they aren’t trapped in your “vision.” You make their work life freer, more creative and flexible.Speaking of flexibility … 2. Flexibility.You may think that successful startups have been run strictly by the books, that they fire staffers who show up late to work or don’t resume work on time after lunch breaks. While some companies are very strict — Amazon and Apple come to mind — others are pretty flexible. For example, VMware, a widely successful virtualization company, allows all of its employees — from coders to secretaries — to set their own working hours according to their needs.Related: Workplace Flexibility Can Impact How You Attract, Hire And Retain TalentUpwork, the largest online freelance marketplace with more than 10 million freelancers, is doing so much for remote workers. The company has an excellent flex work arrangement with super flexible office hours to keep their top software talents motivated.3. Fun.Flexibility is not just about giving your developers the freedom to work remotely or to choose when and where to work. Flexibility is also about giving them a moment at the office to have a little fun.Most software developers are big-time gamers. They like to decompress by playing video games, and they’ll never tire of the challenge of getting to the next level — and the next. The playing itself fuels their creative juices.While it cools them off, it also often helps them think positively and come up with newer and better creative ideas for their projects. Successful companies understand that, and they capitalize on it.OfficeVibe, for example, has an impressive “gamified” workplace for its coders and other employees. The gesture will surely motivate the talents to work for the company a lot longer. Whether a developer is bored or they just need to take a minute to play, they can spend some time playing and recharging, and then they can resume their work more energized than before. Related: Hiring the Modern Programmer: Does That Smart New Software Developer of Yours Also have ‘Soft Skills?’Conclusion.Recruiting and hiring software developers is not an easy task. With more available jobs waiting than developers to fill them, it’s not easy to hire and retain top software talent for your company. However, managers at big companies understand what motivates developers, keeps them engaged and encourages them to stay:Freedom at workFlexible work scheduleFun environmentGive them these three incentives, and they’ll be all yours, hardly considering a transfer to anywhere else. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Linkerd 20 is now generally available with a new service sidecar design

first_imgLinkerd 2.0 is now generally available. Linkerd is a transparent proxy that adds service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility to modern software applications. Linkerd 2.0 brings two significant changes. First, Linkerd 2.0 is completely rewritten to to be faster and smaller than Linkerd 1.x. Second, Linkerd moves beyond the service mesh model to running on a single service. It also comes with a focus on minimal configuration, a modular control plane design, and UNIX-style CLI tools. Let’s understand what each of these changes mean. Smaller and Faster Linkerd has undergone a complete change to become faster and smaller than its predecessor. Linkerd 2.0’s data plane is comprised of ultralight Rust proxies which consume around 10mb of RSS and have a p99 latency of Service sidecar design It also adopts a modern service sidecar design from the traditional service mesh model. The traditional service mesh model has two major problems. First, they add a significant layer of complexity to the tech stack. Second they are designed to meet the needs of platform owners undermining the service owners. Linkerd 2.0’s service sidecar design offers a solution to both. It allows platform owners to build out a service mesh incrementally, one service at a time, to provide security and reliability that a full service mesh provides. More importantly, Linkerd 2.0 addresses the needs of service owners directly with its service sidecar model to its focus on diagnostics and debugging. Linkerd 2.0 at its core is a service sidecar, running on a single service without requiring cluster-wide installation. Even without having a whole Kubernetes cluster, developers can run Linkerd and get: Instant Grafana dashboards of a service’s success rates, latencies, and throughput A topology graph of incoming and outgoing dependencies A live view of requests being made to your service Improved, latency-aware load balancing Installation Installing Linkerd 2.0 on a service requires no configuration or code changes. You can try Linkerd 2.0 on a Kubernetes 1.9+ cluster in 60 seconds by running: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install | sh Also check out the full Getting Started Guide. Linkerd 2.0 is also hosted on GitHub. Read Next Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF, grants $9M in GCP credits. Kubernetes 1.11 is here! VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) launched to offer Kubernetes-as-a-Service.last_img read more

Canadians love Newfoundland says Globus even more with 5 discount

first_imgCanadians love Newfoundland, says Globus, even more with 5% discount Share Friday, January 26, 2018 TORONTO — Globus is heading back to Newfoundland and Labrador this year, and as in years past, the destination is proving to be a hit among Canadians.“We do get clients from Australia, Europe and around the world. But the vast majority of the passengers for these tours are actually domestic – mainly from Ontario,” said Stéphanie Bishop of the Globus family of brands’ Canadian office.Tour director James Saunders agrees, saying that he notices a definite pattern forming. “Our passengers know that Newfoundland is a vast province and they love leaving the driving to someone else so everyone can take in the amazing scenery,” he said.The tours have been so popular that Globus has added a second itinerary to the province this year. A seven-day ‘Colorful Newfoundland’ tour with nine departures has been added to the 12-day ‘Newfoundland & Labrador’ itinerary, which now includes 20 departures. Both tours are offered between June and September.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongOn why the province resonates so much with travellers, Saunders cites its people as being a huge contributing factor. “Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, I’ve found, can see the humour in everything. The humour is constant, and that’s before they start being funny!” he said, adding that the local music, history, wildlife and food are also big draws.To entice travellers to book, Globus is offering 5% off on all product when booked by April 24.For more go to agentlingo.ca. Travelweek Group center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Globus, Newfoundland and Labradorlast_img read more

Holland America brings back Ryndam name for its newest ship

first_imgHolland America brings back Ryndam name for its newest ship Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, April 8, 2019 center_img Share SEATTLE — Holland America Line’s next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam, making it the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.The new build is due for delivery in May 2021.Ryndam will be similar to sister ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, measuring 99,500 tons and carrying 2,662 guests. As the third in the series, Ryndam will feature enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations, says the cruise line.“Holland America Line honours the timeless tradition of cruising while also embracing new innovations for today’s travellers, and the name Ryndam reflects the unique history of this company while honoring previous ships that were progressive in their time as this last Ryndam will be,” says Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford. “From the first Ryndam more than 100 years ago to the most recent, the namesake ships have been beloved by our guests. The next Ryndam will bring new life to one of the most notable series of vessels in our history.”The steel cutting for Ryndam, signifying the official beginning of the building process, took place March 13 at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy. This will be the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by the Italian shipbuilder, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam.The first Ryndam was part of the Holland America Line fleet from 1901 to 1929, starting as Rijndam before receiving the English spelling in 1923. In 1927 Ryndam I became the first Holland America Line ship to sail a world cruise, although it was chartered as a floating school at sea for that voyage. The second Ryndam served from 1951 to 1973, and the third sailed in the fleet from 1993 through 2015, when it was transferred to sister brand P&O Australia and now cruises as Pacific Aria. Tags: Holland America Line, New Shiplast_img read more