first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jan 2015 – Even in her death, Dr. Rosie is fighting for the leaders of her era… Magnetic Media remains in search of written or documented information on the life and times of Dr. Rosita Butterfield, the first woman elected to Parliament in the Turks and Caicos Islands and who died on Saturday in hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. Our hunt has taken us across the internet, in books which boast having the country’s history and even to the nation’s library to find hardly anything; very little and it appears it is like that for nearly all of the ‘old time’ politicians and pioneers. The passing of Dr. Butterfield has brought to light and disturbingly so, truths about how limited is information on the builders of this country. One book had some substance; it had no author and gave a profile of the members of the Legislative Council from 1976 to 2005; found at the Provo Library. At the Grand Turk Library, there is the same information in a separate book which singles out the women who have served in Government up to ten years ago. As for content online, where most modern day students spend their time for research; there is no data on which party Mrs. Butterfield served with, no data on the years she served as the second female Speaker of the House, no data on when she was elected to office, breaking ground as the first woman to be elected an MP, and as for which constituency made that pioneering move; no information at all. One cannot find causes she championed, what changes she made if any at the government level or what legislation she oversaw as the second woman to be Speaker of the Legislative Council. Thankfully there are newspaper articles which tell us where she came from and her achievements in her latter years. Also a surprise; there was no issued condolences on Dr. Rosie’s passing from her PNP Party and no issued condolences on her passing to media by the Premier of the country or the House of Assembly. We found the thoughts of Hon Dr Rufus Ewing, which were well expressed, on his Facebook page. Related Items:Dr. Rosita Butterfield, premier rufus ewing Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Hertha BSCs Marko Grujic reveals why he copied Ronaldos goal celebration

first_imgHertha BSC midfielder Marko Grujic insists he couldn’t help himself from replicating Cristiano Ronaldo’s trademark goal celebration.The 22-year-old put Hertha back on level terms in the first half of their 2-2 draw against Schalke 04 last Friday and he celebrated his goal by jumping with his arms stretched out and screaming with joy.It looked similar to the one that Ronaldo usually does when scores a goal with Grujic now revealing he hadn’t deliberately attempted to emulate the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.But the young Serbian admits he thinks of Ronaldo as a “great role model” and just couldn’t help himself when it came to replicating his idol’s trademark goal celebration.“It was pure emotion. I couldn’t control it. It just happened like that,” Grujic told Bild.“I look up to Ronaldo. He’s a great role model for me because he works obsessively on his development.“I love to live as professionally as possible and let everything be subordinated to football.”“[Lionel] Messi may be the more talented player, but Ronaldo has worked it all out.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Vedad Ibisevic was the other scorer for Hertha to help salvage a 2-2 draw for the German club.Grujic arrived in Germany in the summer from Liverpool on loan after spending the latter part of last season on another loan spell at Cardiff City in the Championship.Although the Serbia international still has a long way to go before he can dream about matching Ronaldo with two goals in his nine Bundesliga appearances this season.In comparison, the Juventus star has managed 15 goals and five assists in his 21 Serie A games this term to help the Bianconeri to a strong 11-point lead at the top of the table.While Hertha sit in seventh-place in the Bundesliga and are just behind Hoffenheim in the final qualification spot for Europa League football next season on goal difference following Friday’s draw.last_img read more

What happens when landlords decide your apartment is a smart home The

first_img HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Turo $999 $299 at Amazon Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Tags Sprint Your browser does not support the audio element. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See it Apple iPhone XS JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. 0 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Read the Rylo camera preview Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $6 at Tidal See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher What happens when landlords decide your apartment is… $59 at eBay $155 at Google Express The Daily Charge Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Angela Lang/CNET Best Buy 7 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 The Cheapskate What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $60 at Best Buy DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It Read the AirPods review Rylo Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See at Turo Smart Home Security $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET $520 at HP $999 CNET On this podcast, we talk about: Your landlord turns your apartment into a smart home. Now what? Tribeca’s VR in 2019 may make you question your own moral fiber. Facebook expects encrypted messaging to outpace the news feed. 6:38 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Boost Mobile The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. What happens when landlords decide your apartment is a smart home (The 3:59, Ep. 530) Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Nest Privacy,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Share your voice Amazonlast_img read more

Kingfisher Airlines Staff Set Deadline for Vijay Mallya Threatens to Protest

first_imgThe Kingfisher Airlines staff had set deadline for Chairman Vijay Mallya to clear all their outstanding salaries. They threatened that they would stop working and take to the streets if the airlines fail to meet their deadline, that is till 8 PM on Tuesday.This comes a day after Mallya sent letter to the staff on the salary issue in which he assured payment of salaries starting this week.However, Mallya’s letter had failed to pacify the annoyed employees who have not got salaries since December last year.After Monday’s meeting, the Kingfisher staff decided to stop working and protest if salary is not credited by Tuesday. To make their stance more evident, they have also shot off a dissent note to the Kingfisher management noting their demands.In the letter to Mallya and company, employees have said that they cannot undertake any duties owing to the mental stress caused by the serious economic crunch that could jeopardise the safety of both company and the valuable guests.Agitating employees even urged the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a franchise of Indian Premier League that’s owned by liquor baron Mallya, to boycott the match.  The debt-ridden airlines had already scaled down its operation on a large number, which’s only flying 16 of 64 aircrafts. Meanwhile, it had completely grounded all international flights since March 25 and struggling to meet the issued schedule.last_img read more

Dell SecureWorks 2016s first tech IPO fizzles on Wall Street

first_imgThe lackluster market debut of SecureWorks Corp, the cyber unit of Dell Inc, failed to rally the battered technology U.S. IPO market on Friday, a reminder that Wall Street does not welcome cash-burning companies without profits.”I don’t think it encourages anybody to hop on the bandwagon and go public,” said Robert Thomas, CEO of San Francisco-based security startup CloudPassage.SecureWorks priced below its indicated range and opened the day even lower; it also cut the number of shares it was offering from 9 million to 8 million. The shares closed Friday at $14, slightly up from their opening price of $13.89.In the first U.S. technology IPO this year, ending the longest drought in seven years, many investors and cyber security entrepreneurs hoped SecureWorks would reinvigorate the market and instill confidence in cyber firms.Stock market volatility last year and early this year may have scared off some listings. Cyber security companies that have put IPO plans on hold include Carbon Black, Veracode, Blue Coat and Zscaler, according to venture capitalists.The recipient of billions of dollars of venture capital, both private and public cyber security companies have come under heightened scrutiny. Share of cyber firm FireEye, Barracuda Networks, and Rapid7, the most recent high-profile cyber security IPO, are all down by at least half.”It’s pretty tough sledding out there,” said Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare, who has rejected weekly solicitations from investment bankers encouraging him to take his company public.By this time last year, six technology companies had priced IPOs, raising a total of $1.6 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data. In the first half of 2014, 23 technology IPOs had raised $3.7 billion, according to market intelligence firm Ipreo.Demand for SecureWorks shares was hurt by factors unique to the company – growing losses and an “overhang” of unsold shares from its parent Dell, which is not publicly traded.SecureWorks’ operating loss nearly doubled to $72.4 million in fiscal 2015 as revenue climbed 30 percent $339.5 million, SecureWorks said in a U.S. regulatory filing.Investors have an appetite for cyber security IPOs but are looking to buy into companies that are more profitable than SecureWorks, said Enrique Salem, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures.SecureWorks President and CEO Mike Cote said the mounting losses are the result of investing heavily over the last two years, and the company would begin to see gains from that spending this year.Hope for a popping SecureWorks IPO dimmed late Thursday, when the company priced shares at $14, below their indicated range of $15.50-$17.50.”It’s a busted IPO,” said Tim Ghriskey, who helps manage $1.5 billion as chief investment officer with Solaris Asset Management.At its closing share price, SecureWorks was valued at more than $1 billion, a bit more than half the valuation it eyed when it filed for an IPO in December, but still well above what Dell paid for the company in 2011.Still, “this doesn’t mean that there won’t be more tech IPOs, or they will all be weak, ” Ghriskey said.Indeed, SecureWorks has little in common with other tech IPO contenders. The company is not backed by venture capitalists; it is based in Atlanta, rather than Silicon Valley; and it was founded nearly two decades ago.Also, the IPO was to some extent forced by Dell’s expensive merger with EMC. Dell, however, won’t have access to the proceeds from the IPO.”SecureWorks was an anomaly with the pricing and with the timing and why they went out when they did,” said Sean Cunningham, managing director of Trident Capital Cybersecurity.last_img read more

Keanu Reeves to star in The Matrix 4 with CarrieAnne Moss

first_imgThe Matrix, FacebookKeanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are all geared up to return to the world of The Matrix with the forthcoming instalment. As per several confirmed reports, John Wick 3 superstar will reprise his role of Thomas Anderson aka Neo in Matrix 4.As per a report by Variety, Lana Wachowski is all set to write and direct Matrix 4 movie that will feature the original cast from the trilogy. There have been several rumours linked with The Matrix reboot but they were all speculations by fans. But now we have a confirmed report from the inside sources that Matrix 4 is officially happening.In a released statement, Lana Wachowski talked about the original trilogy and how their ideas are more relevant now while adding that, “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”In addition to this, Warner Bros. Picture chairman announced that everyone is excited as Lana is re-entering the world of The Matrix. He also noted and confirmed that Lana is going to write, direct, and even produce the new chapter in The Matrix universe. Keanu Reeves as John WickTwitterThe original Matrix movie series depicts a dystopian future where humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality which is created by artificial beings. These beings have created this Matrix to distract the entire human race while they consume their bodies as an energy source. The movie featured Keanu Reeves as Thomas Anderson, who goes by the name of Neo and his extraordinary journey to uncover the truth along with other people who have been freed from the Matrix.The Matrix, first part in the series, was initially released in 1991 and instantly became a box-office success. The movie went on to win four Academy Awards and till this date, it is being considered as one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. The movie was praised for its visual effects, cinematography, and how it used several philosophical references to convey a complex story.As of now, the plot details of The Matrix 4 are not revealed to the fans as it is in a very early stage of pre-production. In addition to this, it is also not disclosed whether Laurence Fishburne will return as Morpheus or not. Several are predicting that the studio is going to cast a younger actor to play the iconic role.last_img read more

Federal Judge Texas Is Violating National Voter Registration Law

first_imgHanding the state another voting rights loss, a federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that claimed Texas violated federal law by failing to register residents to vote when they updated their drivers’ license information online.In a court order made public on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio ruled that Texas was in violation of the federal National Voter Registration Act. A portion of that law requires states to give residents the opportunity to register to vote at the same time that they apply for or renew their driver’s licenses.It wasn’t immediately clear how Garcia will direct the state to comply with the law; Garcia indicated he will provide more details in the next two weeks. But the Texas Civil Rights Project, which represents several Texas voters in the case, said the state would “soon be forced” to change its voter registration policies — and possibly introduce its first mechanism for online voter registration.“For too long, the state of Texas has ignored federal voting rights laws intended to ensure that all eligible voters have an opportunity to register to vote,” said Beth Stevens, voting rights director at the Texas Civil Rights Project. “We look forward to seeing deep changes in [the Texas Department of Public Safety’s] voter registration practices in the coming months, affecting well over a million Texans every year.”The voter registration lawsuit was filed in 2016 against the Texas secretary of state and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Alleging that Texas was disenfranchising thousands of voters, the plaintiffs also claimed that Texas was violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause by treating voters who deal with their driver’s licenses online differently than those who register in person.DPS followed the law for in-person voter registration, but residents trying to register online ran into convoluted and misleading language, the plaintiffs claimed.Plaintiffs objected to what they called a misleading process on the agency’s website. When users checked “yes” to a prompt that said “I want to register to vote,” they were directed to a registration form that they had to print out and send to their county registrar.Though the website specifies that checking yes “does not register you to vote,” that language has caused “widespread confusion” among Texans who incorrectly thought their voting registration had been updated, the plaintiffs claimed.Texas does not currently allow for any online voter registration. If the judge compels the state to begin allowing Texans to do so when conducting driver’s license business online, that narrow method would be the first and only way in which Texans could do so.The Texas Attorney General’s Office, which fought the case on behalf of DPS, had no comment Tuesday. Lawyers for the AG argued that the state’s practices complied with federal law, but they were unsuccessful in their attempt to convince Garcia to dismiss the case.It’s not yet clear when Texas would have to change its policies. The Texas Civil Rights Project asked the court to give Texas a 90-day timeline, which would mean any new measures would go into effect before the October registration deadline for this fall’s general election.Last February, Garcia sanctioned Texas for dragging its feet on the case, citing a months-long delay in turning over thousands of pages of documents related to the lawsuit. The state attorney general’s office’s delays, he wrote, have been “disruptive, time-consuming, cost consuming” and burdened the plaintiffs. The state was ordered to pay some of the plaintiffs’ legal fees. Sharelast_img read more