Stronger Protocols for food safety coming for TCI says Minister Ewing

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Apr 2015 – As the planet marks World Health Day today, the Department of Environmental Health and Department of Agriculture teamed up for a food safety workshop; this time on the island of South Caicos. The Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Premier Rufus Ewing explained that this theme selected by the WHO is fitting and advised that the country will see stronger protocols for food safety: “…commitment to food safety and the protection of the health of our population will be further demonstrated in the tabling of a food safety bill to the House of Assembly within the next few weeks. This food safety legislation, once enacted will strengthen our capacity to educate and certify food handlers in the safe production and preparation of food, the early detection of potentially contaminated foods and rapid interventions thereby reducing the risk of illness, death and major disease outbreaks that can have devastating health and economic consequences.” According to the World Health Organization, unsafe food and water are linked to the deaths of an estimated two million people annually, including children. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:food safety, premier rufus ewing, world health day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_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

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country lands with 46095 starting price

first_img 2019 Volvo S60: All the things you need, nothing you… Tags 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country: Svelte Swede is a sweet steed Post a comment Volvo More From Roadshow 20 Photos 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Preview • 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact If you want to gussy up the exterior, there’s a set of 19-inch alloy wheels (18s are standard) for $800, and you can get dual tailpipe outlets on each side as a $285 accessory. There’s no charge to switch between the three leather interior options and the excellent City Weave plaid cloth layout.There are a few options packages available. You can heat the rear seats and the steering wheel for just $750. The $2,200 Luxury Package adds massaging ventilated seats, and it upgrades the interior’s leather to the softer Nappa variety. The $2,800 Cross Country Pro package adds a new interior inlay, memory for the passenger seats, power lumbar support for the front seats, ambient interior lighting, four-zone automatic climate control and some exterior styling. Finally, there’s the $2,500 Advanced Package, which adds all the safety-related bits, like a surround-view camera, pressure washers for the headlights, a head-up display and Pilot Assist, Volvo’s hands-on lane-holding adaptive cruise control system.Spec as many options and packages as you can, and the price rises to $55,275 including destination. That’s not too bad, considering the V60 and its multiple powertrain options can shoot north of $60,000. 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Troupercenter_img 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact Wagons Crossovers Enlarge ImageIf adding a lift kit is what it takes to get people into wagons, I’ll embrace the move with open arms. Volvo The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a wagon for people who occasionally venture off the beaten path. With a higher ride height and additional body cladding, the V60 Cross Country looks and feels slightly more rugged than the standard V60 wagon. While we drove it quite some time ago, we weren’t sure how much it would end up costing, but now we know.The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country starts at $46,095, comprising a $45,100 base price and the mandatory $995 destination charge. That will net you a V60 Cross Country in Ice White (the only free paint color) with Volvo’s T5 powertrain — a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Mated to standard all-wheel drive, it’s good for an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.You do get a good amount of kit for that price. The base V60 Cross Country comes standard with a 9-inch Sensus Connect infotainment system, embedded navigation, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist. 0 Share your voice 5:33 More about 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Now playing: Watch this: Volvolast_img read more

Saif Ali Khan reveals why he doesnt use Pataudi in his name

first_imgSaif Ali KhanSUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty ImagesSaif Ali Khan is often addressed as “nawab” but the actor said that he was never interested in getting that tag and also revealed the reason behind not using “Pataudi” in his name.It is no secret that Saif, the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, hails from a royal family, and hence, he is often addressed as “nawab”. But unlike his father, he never used the title “Pataudi” in his name. In his recent appearance on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show – Quick Heal Pinch, Saif narrated an interesting incident, revealing why he is not “Pataudi”.”I have never been interested in being a nawab. I always thought myself to be an actor. But sometimes people associate you with certain things. I am very proud of ‘Pataudi’, and also of the fact that my father was the last nawab. But I prefer eating kabas to being a nawab for sure,” Saif said on the show.Revealing the reason behind not using ‘Pataudi’ in his name, Saif said that his father had also removed the title from his name when the government abolished the culture of using royal titles in 1971.”In 1971, this stuff was abolished. Dad lost his captaincy as well as this title in the same year. So it must have been something. But he changed his name, his signature used to be Pataudi. Everyone called him Pataudi his whole life. But the day it was outlawed, he changed his name and signature to Mansoor Ali Khan. When I, as a six or seven-year-old, asked him why he has two names, he said he was born as Pataudi but now his name is changed, and my name will also be just ‘Khan’. So that is how we were brought up,” the Sacred Games actor said.Saif, who was last seen in the film Bazaar, is now all set to appear on the second season of Sacred Games. He also has a couple of upcoming movies including Taanaji, Bhoot Police and Go Goa Gone sequel.last_img read more

Sushant Singh Rajput – Rhea Chakroborty Sara Ali Khan the reason behind

first_imgAfter Kriti Sanon and Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput is rumoured to be dating Rhea Chakraborty. There are rumours of the duo being more than ‘just good friends’ and their latest Instagram picture proves that right. Sushant and Rhea, who are rumoured to be holidaying together in Ladakh, have posted a photo of their vacation on Instagram. Though there is not a single photo of them together, the duo appears to have been clicked at the same place with the same child.As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea have been spending some time together but, are not ready to make it official yet, since Sara Ali Khan is a close friend of Rhea. The two actresses not only share the same choices in food but also used to go for workouts together. Hence, Singh and Chakraborty are finding it difficult to come out in the open with their relationship and the friendship might be at stake.Sushant Singh Rajput, who had a massive fall-out with his ex-Ankita Lokhande, seemed to have a very easy and comfortable camaraderie with Sara once upon a time. However, if a report from TOI is to be believed, the duo was more than “just good friends.” As per the report, the friendship had blossomed on the sets of ‘Kedarnath’ and turned into something more serious with time. And not just that, Sara even shortened her trip to Dehradun to ensure she remains with Sushant to celebrate his birthday in the city. The exact reason behind the duo calling-it-off is unknown but, Sara’s mother, Amrita Singh’s wish for her daughter to just focus on her career was cited as one of the reasons.last_img read more

Comilla youth chopped dead

first_imgA young man was chopped to death and two others injured in an attack allegedly by local Jaitya Party men over playing badminton at Darichar village in Homna upazila in Comilla on Friday night.Police said a group of young men, including Rubel, son of Warish Miah, was playing badminton in the night.At one stage, Munna, an activist of Ghagutia union unit of Jatiya Party, came to the spot and tried to forcibly join the game.However, Rubel protested the matter which led to an altercation.Following this, Munna called in his party leaders and activists to the badminton court.Later, Munna along with his party men, including president of Ghagutia union unit of Jatiya Party Malek Afsari, again engaged in an altercation with Rubel.At one stage, they hacked Rubel with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.Two other people also sustained injuries in the attack.Victim’s father Warish Miah filed a case on Saturday against 16 people with Homna police station in this connection, said officer-in-charge of the police station Rasul Ahmed Nizami.Police, meanwhile, arrested four people, including Malek Afsari, over the murder.last_img read more

Social media now used against female demonstrators

first_imgLucky-Akhter-and-Umme-Habiba-BenazirChhatra Union president and a quota reform activist Lucky Akhter has complained that Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists are using social media to harass her, with the help of the police.Detective Branch police picked up a leader, APM Suhel, of the ongoing quota reform movement last week from Lucky’s house in Shantinagar. Police took some snaps of Suhel at the time.“I thought police were only taking Suhel’s photos during the arrest, but I later saw certain content with pictures of Suhel and me on some insignificant online newspaper sites,” Lucky told Prothom Alo.Citing her concern, Lucky further added, “Only the police had those photos. How did the portals get the photos if police did not provide them with the pictures?”The student leader informed Prothom Alo that the police had snatched everyone’s mobile phones during the drive, so nobody else could have taken any photos.Lucky Akhter lives with her husband and two younger brothers in Shantinagar. Suhel, a university junior to Lucky, went to her house to watch the football match and stayed over, when police arrested him at around 4:00am.Lucky then posted a Facebook status describing Suhel’s arrest by DB police. She came under fire in the social media shortly after the status.Student federation president of Dhaka University Umme Habiba Benazir is also being harassed online.Another student involved in quota reform movement who was abused and imprisoned for 27 hours, left Dhaka but was still not spared.Lucky said, in the past when she was a part of the Ganajagaran Mancha,the Shahbag based youth-led movement, she had been abused by Jamaat-Shibir activists over the phone..“BCL activists send exactly the same messages now. Only the abusers have changed, not the words,” Lucky said.Umme Habiba criticised the government and university administration in a speech for their silent role during the quota reform movement in front of Raju sculpture on 3 July.Many has sent her rape threats on social media right after that, even calling her a prostitute. These abusers haven’t even bothered to conceal their identities. There are reportedly a number of BCL leaders among those who issued the rape threats on that day.In reaction to the situation, Habiba has said, “I spoke some bitter truth in my speech and they couldn’t tolerate that.”“Female students who are involved with the movement have two options in case of sexual harassment. Either they have to quit or carry on what they are doing with double determination. I choose the latter,” she added.Another student left Dhaka after being assaulted by BCL men in front of Central Shaheed Minar on 2 July. She was abused in many ways on social media.A Facebook group released a private telephone conversation claiming that the female voice was hers. A relative of the girl told Prothom Alo yesterday, she left Dhaka after the press conference.She keeps her phone switched off most of the time and does not have contact with any relatives, he added.Supreme Court lawyer Shahdeen Malik said, “According to the law, a phone call can be recorded with the home minister’s permission for the sake of state security. That means, the audio clip must be submitted before home minister.”“The way the audio clips are being spread, it is against article 43 of the constitution and against the law,” he added.The police refrained from comment when contacted regarding these three incidents.last_img read more

Seth Rogen Blasts Twitter CEO for Verifying White Supremacists

first_img Popular on Variety Seth Rogen says he’s been directly in touch with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about verifying “white supremacists” on the social platform — and the actor-comedian now is ripping into the tech exec over the issue.Rogen, in a tweet Tuesday, wrote: “I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last 8 months or so, and after all the exchanges, I’ve reached a conclusion: the dude simply does not seem to give a fuck.” Some of the accounts banned in late 2017 included the Traditionalist Worker Party, a group of white supremacists known for its anti-semitism, the pro-confederate League of the South, as well as the American Nazi Party. Twitter also banned accounts from individuals associated with these groups, as well as far-right extremists from the U.K., including the anti-immigrant group Britain First.In February, Dorsey said the company’s efforts to improve “information quality” extend to providing tools to help users ascertain the credibility of sources. “Twitter is a very good mirror for what’s going on in the world,” Dorsey said, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. “At our worst it makes people be a lot more reflexive, and at our best it encourages people to be a lot more reflective.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Twitter declined to comment. Dorsey had not responded to Rogen’s tweet as of press time.Hate speech and abusive behavior more broadly have been issues threatening Twitter’s growth and they’ve periodically flared into PR problems for the company. Dorsey has routinely pledged to make “safety” a No. 1 priority at Twitter and has said he’s implemented a program to measure the “health” of conversations on the platform.Last December, Twitter banned several accounts associated with far-right extremists, including at least one that has been retweeted by President Trump, as part of instituting new rules against hate and harassment.last_img read more

How to Drive App Discovery and Engagement

first_img This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 10, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » “I made my app, but where are all my customers?!” As consumers look to mobile apps for the majority of their product and service needs, it’s more crucial than ever for businesses to capitalize on this market. Creating your business application is a great first step, but having customers download and return to your app is a whole other battle. Proper marketing is what sets your app apart from your competitors, ensuring top customer acquisition and retention.Check out some of the most important tactics that successful marketers are using to drive app discovery and engagement through Google.Organic searchWhen you’re just getting started, it’s important your business allocates its budget as efficiently as possible. Utilizing natural –or unpaid — Google search results through app indexing can make your app easily discoverable. App indexing allows you to attract potential users through Google search, matching what customers search with your app’s relative content. Basic SEO strategy can be used to ensure your app ranks well in Google’s natural search results, allowing you to boost app downloads at little to no cost.Paid searchGoogle play store adsReach billions of Android users with ads that appear within the Google Play Store’s search results. You can now manage your app’s ads like you do traditional text ads with keywords and bids. Google also offers tools to track metrics, such as app installations.Mobile app install adsIt’s a new world. There are now more Google searches on mobile than desktops. Search engines allow you to capitalize on this volume of traffic with paid search results. Much like organic search, mobile app install ads can be customized to particular searches to drive downloads to your app. Google is also looking to launch “streamable” apps that allow users to test them out before downloading, which would increase the importance of app indexing & paid mobile engagement ads.Re-engaging customersEnsuring that customer returns to your app is extremely important and equally difficult. A year ago, nearly 20% of apps were abandoned after their first use. Although this number is likely to decline, it is crucial to build a retention strategy that sets your app up for success.Deep linking is an extremely effective re-engagement strategy. Proper app indexing strategies will allow users to return to your app directly from the Google search results page. You can deep link searches into an already installed app and continue to market it just as you would before the user downloaded. This helps ensure your users return frequently. Be sure to keep up with your app’s push notifications too. An effective push notification strategy is a simple way to re-engage app users and improve retention rates.Your mobile app presence is absolutely necessary in today’s world. Be sure to leverage your app’s potential. 3 min readlast_img read more