Mundo may be ruined at Natl Stadium announcement on litigation soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 21, 2017 – Providenciales – The multi-million dollar National Stadium is run down, its Mundo track is ruined and once the dust is settled in the ongoing legal battle for the facility, TCIG will likely have to take up the old Mundo to lay new competition standard turf.  “A costly project that has been left to ruin, it is my advice from an expert that the track may be no good anymore and that we may have to look at purchasing a new track, and of course I asked how much, six hundred thousand dollars, but sports is big for us, sports is huge for us and we’re going to invest what we have to because there is so much benefit.”That is Premier Sharlene Robinson responding to media questions on where the litigation stands.  It was said it is ongoing, with a statement coming ‘very soon’ media was told.Last week, the National Stadium was the stage for the inter high school track and field championships which was won by Clement Howell High and where a 35 year old long jump record was smashed by female athlete, Sanadia Forbes, who jumped 1.63 meters.#MagneticMediaNews#newtrackforNationalStadium#mundoruinedatNationalStadium Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #mundoruinedatNationalStadium, #newtrackforNationalStadiumlast_img read more

Survivor shares how he escaped Banani fire

first_imgJahangir Alam, a security guard of the RF Tower, has recounted how he survived the skyscraper fire.When the fire broke out, Jahangir was staying in his room on the 21-storey building’s rooftop.”After I came to know a fire had caught the building, I tried to come down using the stairs. When I reached the eighth floor, I felt scorching heat and returned to the rooftop.”He told Prothom Alo that he saved his life jumping to an adjacent building.”The fire may break out on the sixth or seventh floor. Later it swept across the eighth floor,” said Jahangir.He also said there were offices in almost every floor of the building except two floors which house shops.Janhangir also said today (Thursday) is the last working day of the week and around 1,000 people work in any working day.At least 17 people were killed and dozens sustained injuries in the devastating fire that broke out at a multi-storey building at Kamal Ataturk Avenue in the capital’s Banani on Thursday.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img read more

Kashmiri journalist detained by Indian troops

first_imgIndian security force personnel keep guard alongside a road during restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar 15 August, 2019. Photo: ReutersIndian troops detained a Kashmiri reporter working for a local newspaper in an overnight raid at his house in the Tral area of Southern Pulwama district, his family said on Thursday.Irfan Ahmad Malik, 28, works for Greater Kashmir, the largest circulation daily newspaper in the Kashmir valley. It was not immediately clear why he had been detained.The arrest comes as the Kashmir region remains under a clampdown by the Indian army and police, including the blacking out of phone and internet connections, in lockstep with the Indian government’s announcement on Aug. 5 that it was taking away special status from Jammu and Kashmir state.”The troops jumped over the compound wall of our house last night at around 11:30 p.m.,” said Malik’s father, Mohammad Amin Malik, 57.”We were asleep, they knocked at the door. We opened the door and troops asked for Irfan. He was taken along. We asked for reasons behind his arrest, they decline to say anything,” he said.A spokesman for the Jammu and Kashmir government, Rohit Kansal, told Reuters that he would seek information about the arrest.“I just heard about the incident. We are trying to verify it. We will collect details and look into it. As of now we have no information,” he said.More than 500 local leaders and activists have been detained in the past 12 days of the crackdown.Malik had worked for the paper for the past three years in the restive town of Tral, which is a hotbed of militancy in a decades-old Kashmiri separatist movement.Malik’s father said he was told by an officer at the Awantipora police station on Thursday morning that there were “orders from the top” to arrest his son but the local police did not know the reason. They declined to release him.Wiping away her tears, Malik’s mother, Haseena, told Reuters: “We curse the day he chose to become a journalist.”Both parents spoke to Reuters in Srinagar, where they were hoping to see officials to plead for their son’s release.India’s move this month tightened New Delhi’s grasp over the country’s only Muslim-majority region. It means that non-residents will no longer be banned from buying property in the state and state government jobs will no longer be reserved for residents.last_img read more

Psychologist Insults Black Fathers at CoParenting Forum

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comA leading Black psychologist recently told a conference on co-parenting in the District of Columbia that the role of fathers – particularly African American fathers – is increasingly becoming obsolete.“I take psychology from the real world,” Dr. James Ballard II, told participants at the “Inspiring Fathers, Celebrating Co-Parenting: A Community Conversation and Awards Program” held June 2 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. “I am the product of a single mother. When my father got into the picture, there was always a conflict between them. But in my mind I only had one parent to listen to and that was my mother.”Yohance Maqubela and Sunshine Muse, who received the 2018 Co-Parenting Award, are co-parenting their children even though they are divorced. (Courtesy Photo).The conference was organized by Jonetta Rose Barras, a leading District-based journalist who has written books and articles on fatherless daughters; Frank Love, author of How to Gracefully Exit a Relationship; and Wayne Young of Port of Harlem Magazine.Co-parenting is widely defined as adults raising a child even though they are not married. According to statistics compiled by the American Psychology Association 40-50 percent of all marriages in America end up in divorce for a variety of reasons such as conflicts over money, extramarital relationships, career shifts and family issues.In addition to Ballard, A. Scott Bolden, a noted attorney and managing partner at Reed Smith law firm in the District, D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), and Hyesook Chung, the District’s deputy mayor for Health and Human Services spoke at the forum.McDuffie talked about growing up in a structured two-parent household in Ward 5 “when there was chaos in D.C.”“I grew up during the crack cocaine epidemic,” he said. He said community support and his parents helped him become an attorney and a member of the D.C. Council.As the father of two daughters, McDuffie said two-parent households offer children more support than a one-parent situation.Bolden spoke extensively about his divorce from his first wife and finding out about a daughter he didn’t know about until she was 19-years-old and pregnant with a child. Bolden said men should be in their children’s lives.“We are still fathers to those children,” he said.  “When I divorced my first wife, I would drive my kids to elementary school every morning, even though it was only two blocks from their house. My kids remember me being there even as 23-year-olds.”Chung said the Bowser administration embraces the idea of co-parenting and is doing what it can to help men and boys of color and homeless families.Ballard, who works as the director of internship training for pre-doctoral students at Interdynamics Inc., in Lanham, Md., said the women’s rights movement has changed the role of men. “Since women’s emancipation, the role of father’s has been in decline,” he said. “The husband has taken on female roles. Male roles have changed and disappeared and the father’s role in a family is no longer necessary.”Barras sharply took issue with Ballard. “Fathers are critical to family and to the community,” she said. “There is no change in the role that fathers should play.”Yohance Maqubela and Sunshine Muse received “The 2018 Co-Parenting Award” for their roles in raising their children even though they live in different cities. Muse was present to receive the award.last_img read more

Central level administrative review meet to be held on May 8 CM

first_imgKolkata: The Central level administrative review meeting of the state government is going to be held on May 8.The meeting will be held at Nabanna Sabhaghar. Sources said that the meeting will start from 1.30 pm. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be taking stock of the progress of different projects in the state.This is the second Central level administrative review meeting that is going to be held in Nabanna Sabhaghar. The first meeting was held here on September 4 in 2017 and on the same day, the state-of-the-art auditorium adjacent to Nabanna was inaugurated. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that before the venue of the meeting was shifted to Nabanna Sabhaghar, the Central level administrative review meeting used to be held at Town Hall. It may be mentioned that the new venue, with a seating capacity of around 1,000 people, is more spacious compared to Town Hall.It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister visits every district to take stock of the progress of different projects and holds district level administrative review meetings. She also holds the Central level administrative review meeting in Kolkata. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedMinisters and top brass of all departments, senior administrative and police officers and senior officers from districts will be present in the Central level administrative review meeting. The Chief Minister will take stock of the progress of work undertaken by each department. She will also discuss different issues of the departments and the projects taken up by them.It may be recalled that after the last Central level administrative review meeting in September 2017, the Chief Minister had raised her concern over the thirty thousand pending court cases, which was leading to a huge amount of recurring cost to the state government. She had also directed the concerned departments to take necessary steps in this regard.Meanwhile, the meeting of the state plan for the 2019-20 financial year was held in the state secretariat on Thursday. The meeting was led by Chief Secretary Malay De. Senior officials of all the departments attended the meeting, in which there was preliminary discussion on planning of each of the departments for the next financial year.last_img read more

Keep On Growing

first_img 3 min read April 1, 2007 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free For storefront retailers, foot traffic is the key to higher sales. But when it comes to finding products to sell on eBay, it’s all about the eyes.As opposed to the limited floor and wall space of a brick-and-mortar location, retailers on eBay find new customers with good photography, well-written product descriptions and of course, great products, all of which buyers can see from their own computers at home or work.”In a five- to seven-day listing, we’ll get hundreds of people looking at a specific guitar,” says Tommy Colletti, owner of The Music Zoo (eBay User ID: themusiczoo), a high-end guitar shop in Little Neck, New York. “At my store, it might take a year just to get 100 [people] to look.” Colletti’s specialty and custom guitars can cost thousands of dollars, which limits his regional customer base. Now, as The Music Zoo is booming online, musicians can find–and buy–his products from anywhere in the world. After almost four years on the site, Colletti, 41, reaps sales of up to $75,000 a month. “eBay just kick-started everything for us,” he says.Many retailers keep separate inventories for their physical stores and what they show on eBay. For these businesses, eBay is mostly a way to diversify, test out new products to gauge demand, reduce inventories of seasonal or outdated merchandise and unload product returns and irregulars. Experimenting with new products often brings retailers to new suppliers, including different wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers. Trade shows provide a quick immersion in a new market and instant access to hundreds of new contacts. Online wholesale portals are another useful source, as is eBay itself, where you can find job lot sellers in a variety of product categories.If diversification is the goal, many retailers will find that eBay can help narrow down which products to source. Greg Holden, a writer and eBay PowerSeller in Chicago (eBay User ID: byte-writer), suggests using eBay as a market research tool before expanding to different brand types. First, he says, choose the product type, then search for completed items using a specific price range. “This enables you to see what people really like on eBay,” says Holden, author of 1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets. “The more research you do, the more items you’ll find that regularly sell for hundreds of dollars.” But sticking to the tried-and-true works, too. Colletti’s online and store-based inventory is about the same, but he does notice that some items do better in the eBay Marketplace than others. “If it’s a specialty piece, we think ‘this is perfect for eBay,'” says Colletti. “[At the store], it will get lost among the 1,000 other guitars we have.”Sometimes the shift to online commerce is an adjustment for the suppliers of established retailers. Colletti says he was surprised by the reluctance of some manufacturers. “Some of them think it makes the product look cheap,” says Colletti, who overcomes this obstacle by promising not to list items below the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. “My response to that is I never saw a Ferrari on eBay I thought was cheap.” This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more