Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIn a phone call to me just moments ago Mr Saunders clarified that his departure from Digicel TCI was his own decision and will not take effect until end of October; that he was NOT fired. His staff was on Friday notified of the move by EJay who says this change will for him usher in a new era in entrepreneurship. He remains a Director and a significant shareholder in both Digicel and WIV. Mr Saunders who is currently out of country promises Magnetic Media an interview upon his return. Related Items:Digicel tci, E Jay Saunders, WIV Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp LIME TCI To Take Government To Court DIGICEL WANTS TO REMAKE YOUR HOME EJay Saunders Says He Is Ok
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 4, 2017 – Nassau – It is unfortunate that Mr. Roberts did not take the time to avail himself of the facts with respect to the non payment of workers. That is, if his true intention was to ensure the well being of those employees.Approximately three hundred and thirty two (332) contract workers from the Ministry of Education were not paid on time, due to the fact that their salaries had been “coded”, as their initial contract period had expired and the necessary adjustment had not been made to the system.The matter has been addressed with the requisite files sent to the respective banks for posting on Friday afternoon. Most if not all of these persons should receive their salaries on Monday, September 4th.Do note that the Ministry of Finance continues to work through a litany of unresolved financial and human resource issues left behind by the former PLP administration so as to ensure that all legitimately engaged persons receive their due compensation. The government will not be distracted by idle and duplicitous voices who – when they had their time – squandered the people’s money, and cared little about the actual well-being of Bahamians.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 12, 2018 – Nassau – A major theme of the Minnis Administration’s newly-designed investment promotion strategy for the country is that The Bahamas is ‘an Archipelago of Possibilities,’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told scores of the country’s key business leaders Thursday.Addressing the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s Power Breakfast Thursday at Baha Mar, Prime Minister Minis said the new theme is designed to promote the diversification of investment possibilities in The Bahamas – ranging from tourism, to financial services, to technology, aquaculture, to renewable energy, nanotechnology and other emerging industries.“Our aim is to promote a new Bahamas, open to investment, with joint partnerships with Bahamians and streamlined processes for investors, including potential investors from the Diaspora,” Prime Minister Minnis said. “I am optimistic and confident that greater prosperity is on the way for our Bahamas. Let us work together to make this a dynamic year of growth, investment and opportunity.”Prime Minister Minnis said there is growing confidence in The Bahamas despite the long road and challenges ahead.“There are positive prospects on the horizon. Recovery has begun.”Prime Minister Minnis told the business leaders that his Administration’s emphasis is on a dynamic blend of domestic and foreign investment.“We are determined in our vision to enhance economic opportunities for Bahamian businesses and entrepreneurs, including Bahamians in the Diaspora. We intend to diversify with tourism and across various sectors as suggested in the Commercial Enterprise Act.”Prime Minister Minnis said it is his intention to undertake several investment promotion trips abroad to include Canada, the United States of America, Europe, East Asia and South America in order to boost investment opportunities in The Bahamas and growth in the Bahamian economy.“These travels are designed to attract high-quality investments to our country. We look forward to the participation of the private sector in this initiative,” the Prime Minister added.Prime Minister Minnis said recognizing that economic growth requires improving the ease of doing business, the Administration appointed a committee to make recommendations to improve the ease of doing business in The Bahamas, soon after coming to office on May 10, 2017. The Committee has since completed its assigned task and has made a number of recommendations to the Government, using ten categories established by the World Bank.“These categories and the rankings for The Bahamas can be reviewed at the World Bank’s website,” the Prime Minister added. (The website address is www.worldbank.org)The Prime Minister said there are a number of issues involved in enhancing the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and to move the economy to a more productive and dynamic one. These include streamlining the Business License process and improving the application process for various licenses and permits, including at the paper confirmation and certification levels, which Dr. Minnis says “consumes a significant amount of time and are often an inefficient burden for applicants as well as the government agencies that must sort through the volumes of documents created.”“This process is antiquated,” Prime Minister Minnis said.Prime Minister Minnis said the calculation of Business License Fees and the process of preparing Value Added Tax (VAT) Returns, also need to be addressed.“To streamline the business license process, the Department of Inland Revenue is launching an initiative to make the business license approval process faster and easier by creating a single point for submission of all applications related to the opening of a business,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“This will eliminate the need for visits to multiple agencies and will provide a source of information where all the requirements for opening a business are clearly outlined,” he added.The Department of Inland Revenue is currently conducting a Pilot Programme. The new process is expected to be “rolled out” in the coming weeks.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
The current Southampton manager is happy and hopes to end 2018 with a high note as they take on Manchester CitySouthampton FC will host Manchester City tomorrow afternoon in the last match of 2018 in the English Premier League.And for coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, he is proud of managing Oriol Romeu, who has been playing very good lately.“I think he’s absolutely a fighter,” said Hasenhüttl to the club’s official website.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“He’s a guy who played very well the last two games and I think he deserved to lead this squad on the pitch.”“It wasn’t so easy a game for him, but I know what a fighter I have in his person,” he added.“In terms of his football and mentality he is a good guy, he wins a lot of balls and that is important in my game, so he is an important player for me.”“He is an important player for our team, because he is captain and I think he is a very smart player who knows exactly what we demand of his position, and he showed that he can help us a lot in this position, and I am looking forward to him coming back,” Hasenhüttl concluded.
Robin van Persie praised Feyenoord’s fighting spirit as they produced an excellent display to dispatch fierce rivals Ajax 6-2 in Sunday’s Klassieker.Van Persie bagged a brace in the tie before Tonny Vilhena and Yassin Ayoub wrapped up the 6-2 win in style despite falling 2-1 behind early in the game.The former United forward, though, admitted his teammates were resolute as they went on to end a three-match winless run and score six goals against Ajax for the first time since November 1964.“A bizarre contest,” Van Persie, who urged more consistency from his team-mates, as cited by FourFourTwo“This match had everything. Goals, good football, passion, fight. I am proud of how we always came back.“Everyone fought for it. Our spirit was the deciding factor.Robin van Persie might want to rethink about retiring.He scored twice as Feyenoord thumped Ajax to dent their title hopes.👉 https://t.co/cUEeOa10GJ pic.twitter.com/nEawUIqIOp— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 27, 2019Report: Babel says ego’s cost Holland World Cup glory George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has spoken out about four big ego’s that cost the Dutch national team, their best chance of World Cup…“When it was at 3-2, I looked around me and I thought ‘this is very beautiful’. That passion and the belief that we would win, I had to absorb that.“I believe in these players. They can play so very well. It should only be more frequent and more constant, that is the aim.”The defeat leaves Ajax five points behind Eredivisie leaders PSV, and coach Erik ten Hag claimed his side cannot currently contemplate the title race unless their defence improves.“I am very grumpy,” he said. “I do not even want to think about the title race for the time being. We first have to turn this around.“We are not disciplined and not consistent enough. We started well, put Feyenoord under very good pressure, came 0-1 and therefore almost 0-2.“We have to realise what has made us great. We have shown good things to the ball, but football is more than just ball possession. We were teased today.”😅 Feyenoord’s first win in this fixture since October 2015💪 Their biggest win over Ajax since 1964😍 Highest scoring Der Klassieker since 1983Wow. 😳 #feyaja pic.twitter.com/DCTdM40JxN— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2019
Missing 90-year-old Rancho Bernardo man returns home safely Updated: 6:01 PM February 11, 2018 , SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police were searching Sunday for a man with Alzheimer’s disease who drove away from his Rancho Bernardo home, before returning in the evening.Terrence McCluer, 90, lefthis residence on Plaza del Curtidor at about 12:45 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.McCluer’s driver’s license has been suspended for more than a year due to his condition, police said. Posted: February 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 13, 2018 Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District votes to disband volunteer fire department Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, March 13, 2018 JULIAN (KUSI) — The future of Julian’s Volunteer Fire Department remains unknown.Board members of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District voted Tuesday to accept the conditions of a potential takeover by CalFire.They’re set to hold another vote in April on whether to finalize the decision to disband their current volunteer department.Dozens of residents had hoped to keep the department the way it was.The Julian Fire Department is the last volunteer fire department in the county.
December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Salvation Army Kroc Center asking for nearly 5,000 holiday toy donations Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Center announced Tuesday it is in desperate need of nearly 5,000 toy donations for its 17th annual “Toy n Joy Workshops.”Underprivileged families choose holiday gifts for their children from the toys donated for the Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 events.The Kroc Center put out a call for San Diego County residents to donate new, unwrapped toys for the workshops, particularly for children up to 2 years old and for 10- to 12-year-olds.The Salvation Army hopes to provide children with three to four toys each.According to the Salvation Army, county residents can drop off toys in donation bins located around the Kroc Center at 6845 University Ave. Residents can also make monetary donations, with $10 roughly equating to one toy, according to the organization. Posted: December 11, 2018
KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A number of marines from Camp Pendleton returned home after six months in Kuwait.Marine Air Control Squadron 1 returned to the base Monday afternoon. Marines from Camp Pendleton return Posted: April 9, 2019 April 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
ASA leaders met with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and FAS officials on the status of the WISHH SARAI project in Afghanistan and the pending submission of a WISHH proposal for a poultry feeding project in Ghana. ASA President Wade Cowan and Chairman Ray Gaesser, accompanied by CEO Steve Censky and ASA Washington staff, briefed Deputy Secretary Harden on the success of the SARAI project, which will end its four-year effort to expand soybean production and usage in Afghanistan at the end of the year. ASA leaders emphasized the key role WISHH plays in demonstrating U.S. grower support for international agriculture development in poor countries through USDA’s Food for Progress program. In the FAS meeting, ASA was joined by WISHH program coordinator Shannon Ward to discuss the specific accomplishments of the SARAI project and plans for the Ghana proposal. The deadline for submission of proposals for new Food for Progress projects in in mid-January, and awards are expected in the spring.
David Williams, a fifth-generation soybean farmer from Elsie, Mich., told Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and fellow committee members Saturday that conservation and biobased programs are essential to advancing farmer sustainability goals and establishing new markets and should be reauthorized and funded as the committee moves ahead in its work on the coming farm bill.Testifying on behalf of the American Soybean Association and the Michigan Soybean Association on which he serves as president, Williams emphasized the importance of farm bill conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), noting that both CSP and EQIP incentivize farmers to adopt better conservation practices within their operations.“I signed my first CSP contract, and adopted a new practice of seeding cover crops using a combination of oilseed radishes, oats, and peas. Recently I seeded cereal rye, and I have seen first-hand that cover crops prevent soil erosion and improve water quality by reducing drainage rates,” Williams said. “… The cost-sharing provided under EQIP helped us build a chemical and fertilizer containment facility which assisted in our compliance with Michigan state water quality regulations. This is a good example of how leveraging private investment with farm bill dollars leads to improved water quality for everyone.”Williams also testified to the importance of the biobased programs authorized by the farm bill’s energy title—including the Biobased Market Program, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, and the Biodiesel Education Program—making special note of the 4.2 billion jobs supported by the biobased economy in 2016.“Michigan is a leader in the world bioeconomy thanks to a long history of innovation by companies like Ford and Lear and their collaboration with U.S. soybean growers. Every Ford car made in North America now contains soy in its seat cushions,” said Williams. “… (W)e believe that (these programs’) relatively low cost and the benefits they provide warrant their continuation with an increased level of mandatory funding.”For a full copy of Williams’ testimony, please click here.
Enjoy the music of the Patrick Lamb Band at the 4th Annual Vancouver New Year’s Eve Gala sponsored by the Greater Clark County Rotary Foundation.The celebration includes a gourmet buffet dinner, the Bucket List of Travel, the Wheel of Restaurants, and special guest “Fortune Tellers” including Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and Amy Roloff.Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Advance tickets are $100 for general seating and $150 for VIP seating.Part of the proceeds will benefit The Children’s Center and projects of the Greater Clark County Rotary Foundation.For more information visit http://www.newyearseve-vancouverwa.org. Tickets can be purchased at http://ticketsoregon.com.
Danielle Azevedo A woman accused of plotting to rob a Hazel Dell man who answered her prostitution ad was sentenced Friday to three years and nine months in prison.Danielle L. Azevedo, 24, of Salmon Creek pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted robbery and possession of methamphetamine. She advertised herself as a prostitute on the Craigslist website and arranged to meet the victim the night of Aug. 14 at his home.When she arrived at the home of Greg Kappler, the two went into the bedroom. Azevedo then said she had to retrieve something in her car and left the room. That’s when her boyfriend entered, allegedly clubbing Kappler repeatedly, prosecutors said.Kappler was hospitalized with serious injuries, including a concussion.“He was very lucky to have not suffered life-threatening injuries,” said Deputy Prosecutor Anna Klein.Azevedo told sheriff’s investigators that she and her boyfriend had planned the robbery together.Azevedo’s boyfriend, Jacob Diepenbrock, was initially charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine. Prosecutors on Sept. 13 dismissed charges against Diepenbrock without prejudice, meaning the charges could be refiled.Klein said the case against Diepenbrock case requires further investigation. The victim could not identity Diepenbrock as the assailant; according to court documents he was identified by only Azevedo. Klein declined to elaborate further, citing the active investigation.
An estimated 150 vehicles and their drivers participated Sunday in the 13th annual Veterans Convoy on Interstate 205, named the Veterans Memorial Highway. The convoy started at the Clark County Fairgrounds and traveled the 37 miles to where I-205 meets Interstate 5 at Wilsonville. Rick Halle of Orchards, an Air Force veteran, was on his Harley for the event. Halle received an honorable service medal, which is a formal thank you for those who have served, said organizer John Neuman of Welches, Ore. Halle also serves in the Patriot Guard Riders and said of the veterans’ events, “It’s heartwarming to see people with their hands over their hearts as we go by with the flags.” Co-founder Neuman, who did six tours of duty in Vietnam in the Air Force, said the ride, with the ceremony in Wilsonville, “brings back a flood of emotions, but it’s positive rather than negative. For 99 percent, it’s the first time they have been formally thanked for their service.”Interstate 205 was formally named the Veterans Memorial Highway in 2000. It also is a Blue Star Highway, another salute to veterans. Rick Halle of Orchards, an Air Force veteran, fires up his 1993 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic on Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds for the 13th Annual Veterans Convoy that traveled the 37 miles of Interstate 205, the Veterans Memorial Highway.
Pot vending machines may be coming to Washington’s pot stores.They’re apparently rolling into Colorado, or at least into one Colorado shop. The Denver Post, in its “The Cannabist blog,” reported that an “automated, age-verifying, climate-controlled” vending machine is being installed inside a Colorado medical-marijuana dispensary.Washington state is considering allowing such machines in its recreational-pot shops, according to Randy Simmons, deputy director of the state Liquor Control Board, the agency implementing the state’s legal-pot law.“At first blush, it seems feasible that they could be used in a licensed retail store, but I would need more internal discussion to say yes for sure,” Simmons said.“I think it would be workable, basically the customer is simply bypassing the cash register,” Simmons continued in an email. “They can’t get access to the product unless they purchase it, it is prepackaged, and only the retailer feeds the machine. Seems like a viable option.”Expected to open in July, recreational-pot shops in Washington will not allow anyone under 21 inside. So minors using the vending machines is not a concern.
The body of a Camas man, who was reported missing earlier this week, was found near the Klickitat River Friday morning. Edward Tornow, 50, apparently died suddenly while returning to his vehicle from the river while on a fishing trip, Klickitat County Coroner Katharine Mathews said.His wife told the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday evening that he was overdue. Attempts to reach him or find his cell phone were unsuccessful. Local agencies were notified about his disappearance and his vehicle was entered into a national crime database. Friday morning, Klickitat County Timber Deputy Harold Cole found Turnow’s car in a turnout along the river and Tornow nearby. No foul play is suspected in his death. His body was turned over to the Klickitat County Coroner’s Office.
Buyer search no longer exclusive as main Silver Heritage candidate misses second deposit deadline RelatedPosts Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group has recorded its strongest quarterly gross gaming revenue since listing in 2016, with GGR up 39% to US$11.39 million for the three months to 30 June 2018.The positive results included strong growth at all three of the group’s casinos, with Phoenix International Club in Vietnam leading the way with GGR of US$8.52 million – a 33% sequential increase on the US$6.43 million it generated in the first quarter. The Millionaire’s Club & Casino in Kathmandu, Nepal, enjoyed an 80% sequential and 35% year-on-year increase in GGR to US$1.52 million.But all eyes remain focussed on its US$52 million Tiger Palace Resort, the southern Nepal IR launched late last year. Tiger Palace also enjoyed a record quarter, with GGR up 47% sequentially to US$1.34 million and total revenue up 73% to US$1.77 million.June proved to be a particularly strong month for the IR, achieving record footfall of 13,947 and record table drop of US$2.23 million.In its 2Q18 performance update, Silver Heritage said that Tiger Palace is now approaching breakeven property level positive cash flow in its fourth full month of operations since holding its Grand Opening in March. The property held a soft opening of its hotel facilities in September 2017 while the casino opened its doors on 28 December. Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Silver Heritage halts preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis as sale looms
Around a third (32%) of respondents plan to work beyond the age of 65 because their pension savings will not be sufficient to allow them to cease earning a wage, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.Its survey of 1,002 full and part-time employees also found that 25% believe they can no longer rely on a state pension or benefits, while 21% have saved for their retirement, but feel that high living costs mean they will still need a wage.In comparison, 30% enjoy their jobs and would like to work for as long as possible and 21% enjoy the other benefits they get from work, such as social interactions.Paul Avis (pictured), marketing director at Canada Life Group Insurance, said: “Employers would do well to take note of the growing number of [employees] planning to work beyond 65 not because of their finances, but because they find their jobs enjoyable and rewarding. These people can be a good influence on the rest of the workforce and employers should look at what cards they have up their sleeves to retain them.”Of those considering working beyond age 65, 17% value having income protection, while 16% appreciate having access to life insurance. A further 13% of this group highly value critical illness cover and 10% appreciate being able to use an employee assistance programme (EAP).Almost three-fifths (58%) cite slow wage growth as the reason they are likely to work past the age of 65. Other factors include the rising cost of everyday necessities (71%), rising inflation impacting the value of savings (63%), poor returns on savings (62%) and the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit (51%).The research also found that 71% of employees think they will work beyond the age of 65; of those, 37% feel they will work until at least age 75.Avis added: “It comes as little surprise that UK [employees] are expecting to work longer. The rising cost of living and poor returns on savings continue to exert pressure on employees’ finances. We found well over a third would consider themselves lucky to retire before 75, never mind the fact that over 70% expect to work beyond 65 for the third year in a row.“Income protection and critical illness cover should be at the top of employers’ lists to appeal to an ageing workforce. They are increasingly popular with employees planning to work beyond 65, protecting as they do against ill health and conditions which become increasingly likely with age.“With proper planning on employers’ parts, these benefits can be provided with no medical questions for the vast majority of their workforce. They also include a range of support services, such as employee assistance programmes and second medical opinion services, which can be used by employees of all ages, whether a claim is made or not.”
CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A stranger is stepping up to give a South Florida family a generous gift after, they said, someone snatched their dog from their porch.The Coral Springs family was left heartbroken after their dog went missing. Lamont Wilson saw their story on 7News and decided to bring the family a special delivery.Katherine Martinez’s 4-month-old blue-eyed pit bull Sky was gone minutes from their patio, early Thursday. “I go outside, there’s this big hole in the screen door. She’s nowhere to be found,” Martinez said.Days after their family dog went missing, Wilson and his daughter came forward with a treat for them. “The puppy looks just like the one that was stolen, so we figured, ‘Hey, let’s make her happy and give her a new puppy,’” he said.Wilson’s daughter was happy to make the gesture. “She’s happy to be doing it,” Wilson said. “It’s her first good deed and hopefully more will follow.”Martinez was all smiles as she held her new puppy. “It’s something amazing. You don’t expect it. It’s something blessed,” she said. “I have no words. I really have no words to say but thank you.”A neighbor saw a woman driving a black Kia and put a dog, who looked like Sky, inside. Sky does not have a microchip, but Martinez hopes she comes home. If you have any information on Sky’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.