STRAY DOG ACTION PLAN COMING FOR PROVO

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Nov 2014 – The stray dog problem also came up in the House of Assembly, the ministerial statement of the Minister of Environment and Home Affairs explained that this month will see the launch of an emergency action plan. The plan for Provo is awaiting approval explained Minister Amanda Missick and it was confirmed that dog traps are now in country. “…we owe a debt of gratitude to the Grand Turk Cruise Center for their generous assistance toward this project. This will assist the Department of Agriculture in containing the stray dog situation.” During 2013 it was exposed that members of the public were not only being increasingly irresponsible pet owners but destroying the traps. While Grand Turk, the Cruise Port capital of the country is seeing the feral dog problem already being checked, there is an alarming increase in complaints about stray dogs from islands like South Caicos and North Caicos. Once started, the emergency action plan for Provo will run until March next year. PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolution Related Items:amanda missick, grand turk cruise center, Minister of Environment and Home Affairs, stray dog Cruise Ship suspected of Norovirus due to dock in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beacheslast_img read more

Police plan to Update on Howell murder and more today

first_img Police update on Friday 13 snorkel death in Provo Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:autopsy, conrad howell, post-mortem, rodney adams, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, update Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is expected to host a press conference later today, where media is expecting to hear updates and progress of the Police investigation on the death of Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell.Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams on Monday, told media that Howell’s death has not been classified as a murder that is being considered a ‘suspicious death’.An autopsy for the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell is now complete but details of that post-mortem will only be shared publicly upon the discretion of the Commissioner of Police.last_img read more

Monetizing Digital Editions Can AutoServed Ads Work

first_imgAs adoption of digital editions grows, so too do the attempts to monetize those editions. The publishers of Used Boat Watch, a new buyer’s guide published on the Blue Toad platform, said the digital edition is generating just shy of $1,000 per page on its listings and that advertisers seem to be willing to pay about 10 percent of what they pay for print ads.Another digital magazine platform, iMirus, is rolling out iMirus Dynamic Ads, a service that automatically serves ads from online ad networks into the digital edition, potentially creating additional revenue for the publisher. The program is generating interest among iMirus clients, but other vendors in this space claim to offer similar services and question whether the CPMs and type of ads generated by an auto-serve system are worth it for publishers. How it WorksThe iMirus Dynamic Ads program delivers advertising to digital editions in three ways: IAB-compliant ads can be pulled from ad networks and placed in the digital edition; ads can be pulled from the publisher’s Web site and delivered to the digital edition via an invocation code that determines placement; and publishers can upload ads directly into iMirus’ AdBox server. The dynamically served ads can run as a leader board on top of a page within the digital edition or flow directly into a new page.For ads culled from ad networks, iMirus splits a revenue percentage with the ad network and then shares 50 percent of the remainder with the publisher. For ads sold by the publisher and then either pulled from the Web site or placed directly into AdBox, iMirus takes a $2.00 CPM service charge. “Publishers may ask, ‘If I’m selling the ad, why should I share the revenue?’” said president and CEO Chris Riggs. “We’re providing a vehicle to extend more ad impressions that the publisher otherwise wouldn’t have.” So far, iMirus has one client—Business Traveler—committed to using the Dynamic Ads program with its next issue with interest from others. What About CPMs? Other vendors in the hyper-competitive digital magazine space say they offer similar services for auto-served ads but advise publishers to be aware that the CPMs generated with auto-delivery aren’t typically impressive and that they should instead focus on package buys, sponsored issues and ads sold directly into the issue. “IAB or other sized ‘inserted ads’ are another way to increase revenue and weoffer this too,” said Cimarron Buser, Texterity’s senior vice president of marketing and business development. One of Texterity’s clients, Driver’s Republic, features IAB ad units served inside the digital edition; another, Chain Store Age, has ads served “around” the digital edition with IAB units such as leaderboards and skyscrapers. “But the CPMs are typically lower,” Buser said. “If you get a $10.00 CPM with a dynamically served ad, I’m impressed. If it’s $1.00 or $2.00, I’d say that’s more like it.” Nxtbook has demoed similar technology in its media kit but questions whether dynamic ads are a good fit for publishers. “The ad network medium is one that relies on CPMs, yet the one area where digital magazines usually fail against Web sites is in CPMs,” said Nxtbook marketing director Marcus Grimm. “Digital magazines deliver engagement time and click-throughs better than Web sites, but not CPM’s. It’s like putting snow tires on a Ferrari and wondering why it doesn’t perform in the snow. We do have many publishers that are curious about using the technology, but they want to use it for their own niche advertisers so they can charge premium rates and track the ads. Giving up that space to an ad network is a great way to give up ‘digital dollars’ for ‘digital dimes,’ in my experience.”Riggs said there is a big difference between the earning potential of ads pulled from networks and those sold directly by the publisher. “CPMs for ads from the ad network are most likely between $1.00 and $5.00,” he said. “If the distribution of the digital edition is not that high, it won’t create the page impressions which create ad impressions that generate revenue. If you’re looking at a typical cost of say, $1,000 per issue, you would need a certain open rate and number of impressions to generate a high enough CPM to at least break even. But publishers that have the ability to sell bundled packages or sell directly into the digital edition should realize CPMs anywhere between $10 and $15.” And that requires publishers to change the way they look at their digital edition, according to Riggs. “Most publishers look at their digital edition as a cost center when they should look at it as a profit center,” he said. “Some publishers really don’t know how to get their arms around the ad selling end of this. We’re trying to help provide a framework for what to sell and how to sell.”last_img read more

REMAG Pilot Program to Launch in December

first_imgREMAG’s sprawling and multi-faceted kiosk program would not be easy to announce in two to three words on a newsstand magazine cover. In fact, it would be hard to explain in 25 words or less. It’s new, fresh, innovative and, from a blogger’s point of view, a little complicated. But the program is, in fact, all about the newsstand sales of magazines, so it deserves our attention and comprehension.REMAG’s Blake Patterson called me to give me an update on the program. Since I blogged about this last year, REMAG has added a step. The program works like this:1) Remag sets up a magazine recycling kiosk in participating retail stores.2) A store customer brings a magazine back to the kiosk for recycling.3) When the magazine is entered into the kiosk a screen comes up listing some local charities and schools from which to choose.4) After the charity is chosen a coupon screen comes up. The customer may select four coupons from the categories of choice.5) The coupons are printed from the kiosk with the code for the donation embedded in the coupon.6) After each coupon is redeemed, a nickel goes to the charity that the customer has chosen. More on this topic David Refkin Newsstand Drops 11 Percent in Q1 While Bookazines See Gains Consumer Magazines Take Major Newsstand Hit ABC: Bumpy First Half For Consumer Magazine Circ, Newsstand Newsstand Drivers Bauer Takes Beating at NewsstandJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered by Since a customer can redeem up to four coupons per magazine recycled, that means that a potential donation of 20 cents will go to charity for each recycled copy. That charitable donation is currently paid directly by REMAG, who believes in this model enough to subsidize it.When I first blogged about REMAG’s idea, the response from my readers was enthusiastic. They called it a fantastic idea, bringing sustainability into the realm of print publishing, not only by recycling the product but by incentivizing the further sale of magazines. SEE ALSO: Can Magazine Recycling Boost Retail Sales? I liked the idea because we badly needed then, as we do now, something new in our world, something positive and forward-looking. The REMAG model seemed promising. It still looks promising, combining, as it does, magazine sales, sustainability and charitable donations—or, as Patterson puts it, three great stories to tell.“We’ve always spoken about a magazine purchase as a value proposition extending beyond the purchase itself,” said Patterson. “This adds massive value to the transaction, value that a customer can discover directly, by walking over to the kiosk and finding the coupons and charitable donations available.”Given how ambitious the program is, it’s no surprise that it has taken a full year to launch the pilot. But launched it finally will be, in eight News-Group-serviced Save Mart/Lucky stores starting in December. There will be two kiosks per location, one per entrance. And the EPA itself has reached out to REMAG to start a program in Puerto Rico, where landfill space is running out. As a result, REMAG is setting up a pilot in three Super Max locations in Puerto Rico starting in February 2013.What REMAG is looking for from the publishing community now, as they were a year ago, is visibility, participation, and support. How can we as an industry build magazine sales through this? How much can we boost newsstand sales from the entire category by, for example, having a generic coupon for all magazines? Or for all the magazines published by a single multi-title publisher? And a final great question: What more can the rest of us do to help?SEE ALSO: Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project last_img read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Senior Centers October Newsletter

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Read the Wilmington Senior Center’s October 2018 Newsletter HERE.Highlights from the latest “Buzzell Buzz” include:Notes from Elderly Services Director Terri MarcielloInformation on the Community Teamwork’s Fuel Assistance ProgramInformation about upcoming events, including: Fire Safety & Prevention Month Event; Meditation Classes; Grand Opening of “Our Moment Cafe;” Visit to Wilmington Arts Council; the Buzz Book Club; the Caregivers Support Group; Wilmington Has Talent Holiday Edition; Fire & Fall Prevention Program; Homestead Seminar; Game Night; Pumpkin Decorating; and Doris’ Craft CornerInformation about: Birthdays, Condolences, Guess Who Contest?, and Get Well Wishes.The Senior Center’s October Calendar of EventsLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s August NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s July NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more

Sensex falls 202 points on renewed fears over US Fed rate hike

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex extended losses for the fourth consecutive session on Thursday, falling 202 points amid fresh hints of interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in December.The Sensex closed at 26,838 points, down 0.75 percent, while the 50-share Nifty fell 59 points, or 0.73 percent, to end at 8,111.Earlier on Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve had indicated that it remained on track to raise lending rates for the first time in more than seven years.”The FOMC left the door ajar. If markets don’t tighten financial conditions for them, if the US data remain firm, if global events don’t scare them and if the sun shines every day, the Fed will raise rates at their December meeting,” said Societe Generale in a note.The expiry of October derivative contracts in the Futures & Options (F&O) segment also weighed on market sentiments.”The push by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to increase the minimum lot size from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh led to lower market-wide rollovers, which stood at 74 percent as against the one-year average of 82 percent. With retail participation likely to drop in the F&O segment, we expect wild gyrations to continue in the next few weeks,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research at IIFL.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Power, Bankex and Capital Goods were the top losers, while Auto and Consumer Durable indices remained supported.Shares of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries ended 0.4 percent higher after its telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm said it would “raise Rs 3,000 crore by issuing secured redeemable non-convertible debentures on private placement basis,” the Business Standard reported.Sun Pharma shares were down 2.3 percent after the company said it has started recalling a million boxes of Loratadine, an anti-allergic drug, from the US market after the tablets were found to be ‘super potent’ and ‘out of specification’.Hero Motocorp stock prices gained 0.2 percent on the expectations of over 20 percent growth in its sales in October due to high demand during the festive season.Yes Bank shares closed nearly 2 percent after the bank announced a forecast beating profit growth of 26.5 percent for the second quarter in the current fiscal year.”The bank’s asset quality performance has held up well so far. Going forward, we have factored higher provisions and slippages given the bank’s corporate exposure to metals and EPC. Even after factoring the higher provisions and slippages, we expect Yes Bank to deliver a CAGR of 20.2 percent in earnings for FY2015-17E. Currently, the stock trades at 1.9x FY2017E ABV. We maintain BUY rating on the stock,” said Vaibhav Agrawal, Vice-President of Research- Banking at Angel Broking.Share prices of domestic search engine Just Dial closed over 11 percent lower despite a surge in its profit by a little over 47 percent in the September quarter.”A total of 34 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trades today, while 19 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE,” IIFL said in a note.On the commodities front, gold prices fell sharply by Rs 190 to Rs 27,075 per 10 grams on the back of renewed expectations over increase in interest rates by the US central bank. The yellow metal prices came under pressure amid a strengthening US dollar. Silver prices rose marginally by Rs 15 to Rs 37,365 per kg.last_img read more

Arjun Kapoor Malaika Arora to get married Arjun finally opens up on

first_imgMalaika Arora, Neetu Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun KapoorInstagramArjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are back in Mumbai from their New York vacation. And rumours of the couple getting married have again started doing the rounds of the industry after the couple admitted to their romantic relationship. So Arjun has finally opened about marrying Malaika and said that he and Malaika are not going rush into marriage as they still have to enjoy being a couple in public space.”I am not getting married. Malaika and I have to still discover each other in public space and enjoy the comfort of being a couple. We need to ease. We need to take our mind off this pressure of getting married. Sometimes you just need to be in a relationship. You need to live it; you need to enjoy it for what it is, rather than what it should be according to people. We are at ease with each other,” Arjun Kapoor was quoted as saying by Filmfare.For the past few days, Malaika and Arjun have been flooding the internet with their lovey-dovey pictures on their respective Instagram handles and are currently on a spree to express their love for each other on social media. Their fans have also poured in support of their relationship and were glad that the couple chose to admit it publicly. Arjun Kapoor, Malaika AroraInstagramThe couple often gets trolled for their age gap and trolls never shy away from calling them mother and son jodi on social media. But Malaika recently gave a befitting reply to those who trolled her for finding love in a younger man than her.Malaika had said that “it’s unfair to judge relationships” and there’s no harm if a man younger than her makes her happy. She also talked about the way Priyanka Chopra handled the criticism when she got married to Nick Jonas who is 10 years younger than her.And now that Arjun and Malaika have come out in the open as a couple, we will surely witness a lot of their romantic moments during their public outings.last_img read more

Khaleda verdict certified copy in reasonable time Law minister

first_imgAnisul HuqLaw minister Anisul Huq on Friday denied the allegation that the authorities are deliberately making delay in issuing the certified copy of the verdict that sentenced the country’s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia to jail.“Khaleda Zia’s lawyers are lying. They will get the copy within a timeframe which is reasonable for typing the 632-page verdict. It will not be delayed even by one minute and the government won’t interfere in it,” said the law minister while talking to newsmen in Brahmanbaria.The verdict was handed down on 8 February and there were rumours that Khaleda Zia might be shown arrested in a few other cases.The minister said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has been shown arrested in no other cases. “And she won’t be shown arrest in any more cases.”Also a ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) man, the minister visited Brahmanbaria to join programmes there organised by local AL and its front organisations, apart from paying final tributes to the district’s Akhaura upazila AL member Obaidul Haque.last_img read more

Trump Rouhani exchange threats insults at UN

first_imgUS president Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US on 25 September. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a “weakness of intellect.”Trump used his annual address to the United Nations to attack Iran’s “corrupt dictatorship,” praise last year’s bogeyman North Korea and lay down a defiant message that he will reject globalism and protect American interests.But much of his 35-minute address was aimed squarely at Iran, which the United States accuses of harbouring nuclear ambitions and fomenting instability in the Middle East through its support for militant groups in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.“Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump told the gathering in the green-marbled hall. “They do not respect their neighbours or borders or the sovereign rights of nations.”Rouhani, addressing the assembled world leaders later, sharply criticized Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran. He said he had “no need for a photo opportunity” with Trump and suggested the US president’s pull back from global institutions was a character defect.“Confronting multilateralism is not a sign of strength. Rather it is a symptom of the weakness of intellect – it betrays an inability in understanding a complex and interconnected world,” he said.Trump’s address was met largely by silence from world leaders still not comfortable with go-it-alone views that have strained US relationships with traditional allies worldwide.His speech, while delivered in a low-key fashion, was nonetheless a thunderous recitation of his “America First” policies. He has disrupted the world order by withdrawing the United States from the nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, and threatened to punish NATO nations for not paying more for their common defence.“We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy,” Trump said, in language popular with his political base. “America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”Besides calling out Iran, Trump also criticized China for its trade practices but made no mention of Russia’s interference in Syria’s war or its suspected meddling in US elections.Rouhani was defiant in his speech to the world body.“What Iran says is clear: no war, no sanctions, no threats, no bullying; just acting according to the law and the fulfillment of obligations,” Rouhani said.Macron’s Alternative ViewOffering an alternative view when it was his turn at the podium, French president Emmanuel Macron told the delegates that the law of the survival of the fittest, protectionism and isolationism would only lead to heightened tensions.Defending multilateralism and collective action, he said nationalism would lead to failure and if countries stopped defending basic principles, global wars would return.“I do not accept the erosion of multilateralism and don’t accept our history unraveling,” Macron told the assembly, at times raising his voice. “Our children are watching.”Macron, citing the example of Iran, said that this unilateralism push would lead directly to conflicts.Trump, who begins his political rallies with boasts about his economic record in less than two years in office, used the same rhetoric before the crowd of world leaders and diplomats, telling them he had accomplished more than almost any previous US president.The remark led to some murmuring and laughter in the crowd, taking the president slightly aback.“I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” he said.Trump attempted to drive a wedge between Iran’s leadership and its people, days after an attack in southwestern Iran on a military parade killed 25 people and unsettled the country.In remarks to reporters on his way to his speech, Trump said he would not meet the Iranians until they “change their tune.” Though he held out the possibility of a better relationship in the future, he made clear economic pressure on Iran would not abate.Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, addressing a group called United Against a Nuclear Iran, called the 2015 accord “the worst diplomatic debacle in American history” and had a warning for “the mullahs in Tehran.”“If you cross us, our allies, or our partners; if you harm our citizens; if you continue to lie, cheat, and deceive, yes, there will indeed be HELL to PAY,” he said.In May, Republican Trump withdrew the United States from the deal to put curbs on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions. France, Britain, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union were part of the accord with Iran.Foes for decades, Washington and Tehran have been increasingly at odds since May. The accord with OPEC member Iran was negotiated under Democratic US president Barack Obama.“Additional sanctions will resume 5 November and more will follow and we are working with countries that import Iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially,” Trump said.He said the United States would help create a regional strategic alliance between Gulf nations and Jordan and Egypt, a move the United States sees as a bulwark against Iran.Trump compared US relations with Iran to what he called improved ties with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who Trump had met in Singapore in June as part of a still-unfulfilled drive to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.In his address last year to the UN, Trump insulted Kim as a “rocket man” bent on nuclear destruction. On Tuesday, Trump praised Kim for halting nuclear and missile tests, releasing Americans held prisoner and returning some remains of US soldiers killed in the 1950s Korean War.The two leaders are trying to arrange a second summit. Trump has said sanctions on North Korea would remain for now.Delivering a harsh message to OPEC members, Trump called on them to stop raising oil prices and to pay for their own military protection. He threatened to limit US aid only to countries that are friendly to the United States.Anwar Gargash, UAE minister of state for Foreign Affairs said oil prices were driven only by markets, by supply and demand. “These are not things that can be manipulated by a decision here or there,” said Gargash, whose country is an OPEC member.Crude oil prices shot to a four-year high on Tuesday, catapulted by imminent US sanctions on Iranian crude exports and the apparent reluctance of OPEC and Russia to raise output to offset the potential hit to global supply.last_img read more

France Celebrates Soccer World Cup Triumph

first_imgLes Champs Élysées ! 😮😮😮#FRA #CM2018 pic.twitter.com/DsF5EoBEyj— Coupe du Monde 🏆 (@fifaworldcup_fr) July 15, 2018Although the country is still under a high terror threat, the heavy security has not dampened the festive spirit on the streets. Some news outlets also noted the diversity of the French team, which boasted a majority of first-generation French citizens, most of them of African heritage. In France, thousands of people from all walks of life have been thronging the streets, flooding iconic sites of Paris, from the Champs Elysees to the Place de la Republique. The World Cup victory has also fueled French patriotism, with people waving flags and singing “La Marseillaise.” Popular on Variety Jubilant French residents poured out in force on the streets Sunday in celebration of France’s World Cup triumph, which returned the champion’s trophy to France 20 years after its 1998 win.The French team, which beat Croatia by a score of 4-2, went into the tournament as an underdog but ramped up its game as play wore on. The unexpected nature of this World Cup victory boosted French people’s enthusiasm and fueled their emotional reaction to the outcome.French President Emmanuel Macron, who traveled to Russia to watch the final, seemed overcome with joy. He was photographed jumping and shouting in his viewing box, which prompted comments on social media that he might expect his popularity, which has taken a hit recently, to rise, as did Jacques Chirac’s in 1998. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Chello Central Europe has won the rights to air Sp

first_imgChello Central Europe has won the rights to air Spanish La Liga football. The Liberty Global-owned channel provider will air matches from the Primera Division on its Sport1 and Sport2 channels in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the next three seasons.“This acquisition underlines our commitment to football fans in the region as we continue providing the most compelling content to our viewers. Chello Central Europe has been offering continuous coverage of Spanish league matches in Hungary since October 2000, and in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since October 2006. Our Sport1 and Sport2 viewers can now continue to look forward to the championship title battle plus the home matches for the next three seasons,” said Levente Málnay, CEO, Chello Central Europe.last_img read more