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

CBS Viacom to reunite in merger that creates roughly 30B company

first_imgStar Trek: Discovery is one of CBS’ flagship streaming series. CBS All Access CBS and Viacom, two television programming companies that split more than a decade ago, finalized a merger deal Tuesday to recombine, creating a single entity with about $30 billion in market value. The new company, which will be called ViacomCBS, brings brands like CBS and Showtime together with the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Paramount. A CBS-Viacom reunion is the latest in a wave of mergers and acquisitions of traditional media companies, as they try to come to grips with the scale of their emerging competitors in the tech world. Netflix and YouTube dominate eyeballs online, and companies like Apple and Amazon, with market caps hovering around $1 trillion, are delving more deeply into video programming. In response, legacy media companies are consolidating to bulk up. Following megadeals like AT&T buying Time Warner and Disney taking over Fox, CBS and Viacom become the latest to turn to M&A as they face a changing landscape where streaming’s on the rise and traditional pay-TV is slipping. (Disclosure: CBS Corp. is the parent of CNET.)During a call with analysts, executives said they hoped to bulk up CBS All Access with kids programming from Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon. Executives added that they continue to like the idea of pricing CBS All Access under $10 a month because they remain interested in driving up subscribers. One of the key motivations for combining, they said in a joint release, was streaming video. CBS and Viacom said a merged company would be in a better position to accelerate a “direct-to-consumer” strategy — industry jargon for streaming services that don’t involve any traditional TV distributor like a cable company. The companies collectively operate CBS All Access and Showtime’s streaming option, along with Pluto TV (a free streaming TV service in the US) and newcomers such as CBSN, ET Live and niche players like Noggin. They noted that the merger could give them opportunities to expand their streaming internationally. The companies also said their merger will improve opportunities in advertising and deals with distributors and create a stronger player to license their catalog to other platforms worldwide. The companies said they expect the deal, which still needs to win regulatory approval and clear other conditions, will close by the end of this year. Viacom shares will be converted into shares of CBS, with CBS shareholders owning about 61% of the combined company, and Viacom the rest.Viacom’s head, Bob Bakish, will lead the combined company as president and CEO, while CBS’s leader, Joe Ianniello, will serve as chairman and CEO of CBS proper. “Our unique ability to produce premium and popular content for global audiences at scale — for our own platforms and for our partners around the world — will enable us to maximize our business for today, while positioning us to lead for years to come,” Bakish said in a statement. Originally published August 13, 12:23 p.m. PT.Update, 2:25 p.m. PT: With comment from executives on call. Comments Tags TV and Movies Digital Media Share your voice 7 CBS Viacomlast_img read more

Panel suggests cess on petrol diesel mobile calls to fund Swachh Bharat

first_imgA high-level panel has suggested imposition of cess on petrol, diesel and telecom services to fund the Central government’s Swachh Bharat mission.The proposal, if implemented, will result in fuel prices, mobile call charges, and internet access on phone becoming costlier.In a report submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a high-level panel of 10 chief ministers, formed to ascertain the financial needs of the Swachh Bharat mission, has proposed the central government to bear 75% of the overall cost of the mission.The high-level NITI Ayog chief ministers’ panel on Swachh Bharat, headed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, has suggested that the remaining cost would be borne by the states.A proposal to levy a cess on fuel prices and telecom services may not be a right step politically.However, Naidu said that “Swachh Bharat was above politics.””All of us have to work for the country as Swachh Bharat is one above politics. We have to work together,” Livemint quoted Naidu as saying.”Imposing a temporary cess to fund the programme will not be a bad idea if it is only for a couple of years,” said N.R. Bhanumurthy, professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi.Besides, the panel, which also includes the chief ministers of Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, has recommended a cess “on accumulated waste produced by mineral waste generation plants like coal, aluminium and iron ore to fund the programme aimed at ensuring a clean India by 2019.”last_img read more

Breaking Eoin Morgan brutalises Afghanistan with a world record 17 sixesfilled innings

first_imgReutersEoin Morgan unleashed a brutal assault on the Afghanistan bowling attack by playing a blistering innings of 148 off just 71 balls. But what distinguished the knock were the 17 sixes that the English captain hit – the world record for most sixes in an innings by a batsman. The sheer brutality of the assault by Morgan had to be seen to be believed. Targeting the area from square leg to long off, he picked off Afghan bowlers with utter contempt and lack of mercy. His hundred came off just 57 deliveries, the fastest by an English batsman in World Cups, overtaking the mark set by Jos Buttler earlier in the tournament. Along with 17 sixes, Morgan managed just 4 fours, a testament to his desire for hitting maximums and clearing the ropes.last_img read more