IMF reports back to TCI on findings after ten days in country Surplus but no savior in PNP Administration for BAFSL IMF report gives warning and suggestion to refund insurance company clients Related Items:British Atlantic Financial Services, liquidation, methodist church Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2014 – One on one meetings will start next week for islanders who had invested in savings and other plans with British Atlantic Financial Services. The company, which had been purchased a few years ago by the Methodist Church, is sadly headed to liquidation. Reports are that about $100,000 in insurance plans will be lost if this liquidation, which does seem imminent, goes through. One family telling Magnetic Media they have been putting money into their plan for over 20 years. This is at least the fourth financial institution to go under in the Turks and Caicos in six years. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 1, 2016 – A weekend event for the governing Progressive National Party seemed to breath life into the political machine, which is now fuelled up and rearing to go as the first political party to reveal all of its contenders for the upcoming General Elections. While the date remains a mystery, with the Premier having as late as February 2017 to call the national voting day, the next run off will prove to be historic with likely the most candidates entering the political fray in the history of the TCI.At Progress House on Saturday night, which is newly painted in a striking yellow, a press conference turned political rally, spanned nearly four hours as all fifteen standard bearers passionately expounded on their plans or continued plans and desires under a fourth time in, PNP regime. We go first to Electoral District number 1, Grand Turk North where Minister George Lightbourne is incumbent, “I have been called many things over the past four years, good and bad, but the name I hold true to is, FIGHTER.”Onto Grand Turk South & Salt Cay, another Lightbourne, Arthur who the Premier believes can deliver for the first time, this seat to the PNP. “I can promise you, I will fight with my party to make sure you get the opportunities that is available.”Electoral District #3, one of seven women presented by the PNP on Saturday, current Government appointment member to the House of Assembly, Ruth Blackman was all smiles. “This afternoon, it is quite evident from the turn out here this afternoon is that the PNP is alive and well, and on its way to victory, for a fourth consecutive term.”Big islands, big representation is one of the many spiels of Mark Fulford, who debuted his theme song and main slogan, mark your mark for Mark. “who ever they send, when ever they send, they gonna get a lickin’ out of this world.”Onto Electoral District five, Leeward and Long Bay where Deputy Premier & Education Minister Akierra Missick will run again. “I made four promises, three and a half to four years ago, I have accomplished those promises, and there is much more work for us to do. And again that was only the foundation, Leeward and Long Bay.”The Bight is the country’s bread basket and home to a slew of #1s touted current member for the district, Minister of Tourism, Porsha Smith. “I said that I would partner for investment, I said that I would foster entrepreneurship and I said I would preserve our environment, and I am happy to report, that we were able to secure for The Bight community multi-recreational center, that I heard the other side talking about, and they would be able to talk about it because I shared it with them, they were on my team four years ago, we were able to secure 12.45 acres of land.”Perhaps she can be labelled a quiet storm, another of the women in the front line of the PNP, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Amanda Missick listed her accomplishments. “When Glass Shack became my constituency Richmond Hill, the first time it was 2012, there roads were in such bad state. Residents were taking buckets of koury and pouring it into the roads themselves, I promised them that I would get you roads. Now you can drive on I-95”Later today, we bring you the five at large candidates, comments from the National Chairman and Party Deputy Leader and the remaining three for the PNP in Providenciales. Related Items:
Former Labour Commissioner arrested on corruption allegations confirms Integrity Commission Illegal Work Permit ring busted by Police and Integrity Commission Veteran Public Servant arrested in corruption probe, Tourism Deputy PS taken in today Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 9th 2017 – Providenciales – Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Sean Astwood has stated that his ministry is continuing their efforts to eradicate legacy issues including corruption by the Civil Service. This comes amid the joint and collaborative efforts of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Integrity Commission to treat allegations of corruption and associated crimes, which threaten the national security of the country.Earlier today, both police and officers of the Integrity Commission visited the offices of the Labour Department in Providenciales and seized a number of documents in connection with ongoing investigations.Minister Astwood also confirmed that, “these activities will be on-going and we are committed to seeing them through to ensure that the Ministry of Border Control and Employment can operate as a well managed, efficient and responsive organization that consistently delivers on its corporate objectives and responsibilities.”Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#IntegrityCommission Related Items:#IntegrityCommission, #magneticmedianews
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI June 17, 2017 — Former Education Minister Josephine Connolly claims the reason offered by Premier Sharlene Robinson for her dismissal is a smokescreen.Connolly was fired from her Cabinet post yesterday. The Premier has promised to speak with the media and public about the matter on Monday, but said in a statement that there have been “scathing attacks” against the her and the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) in recent weeks. Robinson also said that a family matter was being exploited for “personal and political gain.”In response, Connolly has denied the allegations. “The charges laid by the Premier against me are without any foundation or credence. I am of the firm view that the reasons given by the Premier were a smokescreen to hide the real reason,” she said. Connolly added that the allegations were false and that she was never allowed to formally defend herself.It is believed that the upset within the PDM began during disagreement on the treatment abroad policy of the National Health Insurance Plan, when a relative of Connolly needed off island emergency health care.Connolly pledged to remain loyal to the people of TCI as a member of the House of Assembly, however. “I was born in these Islands and I decided to enter into politics late in life because I felt I had something to offer, something to contribute, to my country and to my people. It was a dream come true to be your representative and your Minister and I cannot lie that I am bitterly disappointed that the opportunity to help my people has been taken away from me.”#MagneticMediaNews#JosephineConnollyFired TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, josephine connolly, Pdm, Premier Sharlene Robinson Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why
Former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb jokingly said he would “punch” Cesc Fabregas ahead of BATE Borisov’s Europa League clash with ChelseaThe midfield duo played alongside each other at Arsenal between 2005 and 2008 before Hleb left for Barcelona.While Fabregas himself did eventually rejoin Barcelona from Arsenal three years later, he never did play with Hleb at the Camp Nou after the Belarusian went out on three loan spells before finally leaving in 2012.Hleb, who is now in his fourth stint with BATE, is eyeing up tonight’s game at Stamford Bridge with a keen interest as he prepares to face his old friend.“It will be nice to see Cesc again,” Hleb told the Daily Telegraph. “We’ve been messaging each other. When I see him, I will … [makes a mock punching gesture] no, I’m joking.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.When asked who is the better player out of the two of them, Hleb remained coy and replied: “Ask Cesc, he knows!”The 37-year-old reflected fondly of his time at Arsenal and is feeling optimistic about their chances of Premier League glory this season.Under new manager Unai Emery, Arsenal have won their last 10 games in succession.“Of course,” said Hleb, when asked if they can win.“They start not good, but now like a rocket they go up.”
Welsh forward Gareth Bale, finally opened up about not winning this year’s Puskas Award and losing vs Mohamed Salah.Award season was really hard for Gareth Bale, the Welshman who lost the Puskas Award against Mohamed Salah earlier this year.Every single person who watched the ceremony believed that either Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo would get recognized with the prize, but the Egyptian forward had more votes than anybody else and even he was shocked when he got on the podium to pick up the trophy.We still hadn’t heard from any of the other players who lost against Salah, but this month’s issue of Four Four Two gives us an insight into what Gareth Bale thinks of losing against the Liverpool player.Gareth Bale was recognized by the magazine for that goal in the Champions League final against the Reds, a bicycle kick goal that is extremely difficult to reproduce for any other player in the world bu Bale managed to score in the most important match of the season at club level.It’s pretty obvious that the Welshman is convinced that he is the one who deserved to win it above Salah and even Ronaldo, who also scored a beautiful bicycle kick goal against Juventus earlier in the season.⚠️ NEW ISSUE EXCLUSIVE🗣️ Gareth Bale: I should have won the Puskas Award 👀It was a pretty good goal…➡️https://t.co/gmvBuoy0Gb#FFTNewIssue pic.twitter.com/11LjAUC4vh— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) December 3, 2018Bale gave an interview to the magazine where he was honored with the award, he described what he felt when Mohamed Salah won the Puskas Award and explained why he feels he is the one who should’ve been in that podium accepting the honor.“Yeah, I was surprised by that, to be honest,” said Gareth Bale to Four Four Two.“What can you say? It makes the award look a little diminished, although it was obviously a great goal by Salah.”“The strike was instinctive. I got my body positioned correctly, got my footwork right, and caught it perfectly. When you catch the ball perfectly, you know it’s on target.”“You just have to hope the keeper doesn’t make an unbelievable save. So as soon as I hit it, I knew it had a chance of going in. If you watch it, you see my head turn straight away. I knew where the ball was going.”Mo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“I think you’d have to say that [it was my best goal],” he added.“There haven’t been too many like that! I did love the one in the  Copa del Rey final against Barcelona, but as this one was on such a big stage – the Champions League final, the biggest game in club football – and technically it was the winner, I’d have to say that it’s the best,” he concluded.Honoured to be nominated for the 2018 FIFA #Puskas Award. To score a goal like that on the biggest stage of world football was a dream come true! https://t.co/58DL3wucfR #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/K2GmCNDaxr— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 3, 2018Now that the year is gone, there is no question that the Puskas Award was not the goal that everybody else expected.The two top goals that were eligible for any award this year were Cristiano Ronaldo’s against Juventus and Gareth Bale’s masterpiece against Liverpool.But picking one above the other is a very complicated endeavor as both are equally beautiful, but the Welshman’s achievement seems like the more important of the two.It’s kind of sad that Gareth Bale hasn’t lived up to the expectations he made at the end of last season, injuries have always prevented him from reaching his highest potential.Contrary to the incredible career that Cristiano Ronaldo already has under his belt, seems like Gareth Bale will have to be happy with the few individual awards he gets and the protagonist role he has experienced for both his club or his country throughout his career.This goal he scored in the last Champions League final, was actually the biggest chance he was ever going to get for a major recognition and he lost it against a goal that practically nobody liked.Important three points tonight! 💪🏻 #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/dADv2Zaa7W— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) December 1, 2018Do you agree with Gareth Bale or which other goal deserved the Puskas Award? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIf you’ve driven by Mission Bay lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of big machines working in the water.This is a massive dredging project, the first one in 50 years.Over those years, the floor of the bay has become uneven so it’s time to straighten it out.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with details on how it works and how long it will take. February 16, 2018 Posted: February 16, 2018 Dan Plante, Mission Bay undergoes massive dredging project after 50 years Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Mission Bay FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Local middle school teacher on leave after allegedly showing students pornography Posted: April 19, 2018 April 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Horace Mann Middle School teacher who reportedly showed a sixth-grade class pornography has been placed on leave while the allegations are investigated, a school district representative confirmed Thursday.The instructor, whose name has not been made public, allegedly displayed the graphic images — a video of a man and woman having sex — during a physical-education class at the El Cerrito-area campus.Maureen Magee, the spokeswoman for San Diego Unified School District, said SDUSD officials were “aware of the allegations,” and were looking into them.Magee said district personnel policies prohibited her from commenting on any particulars of the case, except to say that the teacher in question has not been arrested.School officials were notified about the alleged incident on Monday. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 27, 2018 Posted: April 27, 2018 School and law enforcement officials hold school safety summit Updated: 9:22 PM Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Law enforcement and education officials met Friday to discuss how schools can best prevent and address threats in San Diego County.District Attorney Summer Stephan and the San Diego County Office of Education kicked off the meeting with some 200 leaders gathered to talk about ways to address threats, including violent ones such as the threat of a school shooting, and offer input into how officials can further improve the regional response in such cases.Related Link: San Diego People: Preventing Gun Violence “The physical, emotional and mental well-being of students and staff in San Diego County schools are of paramount importance,” Stephan said. “As tragedies continue to unfold across our nation, in which students of all ages, teachers and administrators lose their lives to acts of targeted violence on school grounds, we want to renew our commitment to making schools a safe place for students to learn and grow.”Since the start of 2018, law enforcement officials have forwarded 40 incidents of school threats to Stephan’s office for review, which has resulted in 21 juvenile prosecutions, according to the office.Other threats were resolved at the school level.A team established by the DA’s office works with law enforcement agencies to address school threats. That team planned to present an updated School Safety Protocol Friday that will be used countywide. Other presentations include one by clinical and forensic psychologist Manny Tau, and county student services leader Bob Mueller will offer practical tools that schools can implement immediately. Ed Lenderman,
Last week, Liz Hare, program manager for the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program (ASA/WISHH), traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to attend the “Soybeans: Socially Responsible and Sustainably Delicious” seminar sponsored by USSEC. The seminar was organized in conjunction with the Bogotá Laureles Rotary Club in Colombia and brought together various organizations working with soy dairy in the country.ASA/WISHH sponsored the attendance of Alvaro Bravo from the Pro-Nutrition Committee in Guatemala. This committee in Guatemala is comprised of five Guatemalan Rotary Clubs that are working to bring 200 soycows to the country. The Guatemalan soycows process U.S. soybeans into high-protein soymilk. At the conference, Hare met with USSEC representatives Nayeli Villanova and Belinda Pignotti.Some of Soybeans: Socially Responsible and Sustainably Delicious attendees (L-R) Dr. Pedro Rocha, Dr. Sergio Serna Saldivar, Nayeli Villanova, Belinda Pignotti, Dr. Nimbe Torres y Torres, Liz Hare and Alvaro Bravo.ASA/WISHH hopes to utilize USSEC expertise gained in Colombia to support this soy dairy initiative in Guatemala. While in Colombia, Hare also met with Joseph Lopez, Agricultural Counselor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to discuss USDA’s development activities in the country.
Fallen leaves and falling rain combine will combine to create a slick mix over the next few days.The National Weather Service warned Wednesday that the leaves could clog storm drains, creating puddles and ponds where there once were sidewalks and streets.More than a half inch of rain fell at Pearson Field in the 12-hour period that ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, and more was forecast to fall all evening and into Thursday morning.As the rain eases, temperatures will fall. Thursday’s high of 45 degrees should be reached in the morning, and then the temperature will fall the rest of the day and into the evening.Heavy snow is forecast for mountain passes as the weekend approaches, and there could be some snow at higher elevations in Clark County. A few wet flakes may be spotted in the urban area, but it’s not expected to stick, according to the weather service.
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday identified the skeletal remains found along Interstate 5 two weeks ago as those of Jesse Joseph Klein.The cause of the Vancouver man’s death is pending. The medical examiner’s office said that it can take between six to eight weeks to make the determination. Klein, 29, disappeared Aug. 25, 2011. His family told the Columbian a month after he disappeared that Klein went to a hospital that day for help with back pain and hadn’t been seen or heard from since.Klein’s bones were found April 23 in thick shrubs along I-5 South at the East 39th Street exit.Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said that the death investigation is continuing but that Klein has been removed from the agency’s missing person’s page online.Records show Klein had a number of misdemeanor cases filed against him in the past few years in Clark County District Court, but none in Superior Court.
MOUNT VERNON — Crews are installing a new section of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River that collapsed four months ago and hope to have the crossing open to traffic Sunday morning.The state Transportation Department says the temporary crossing that’s currently in place will be closed at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. Crews plan to work overnight to slide the permanent section into place and be done within 12 hours.Travis Phelps, a DOT spokesman, said the bridge swap is a daunting task, requiring the removal of a temporary span that weighs 500 tons and the installation of a permanent span that is some 900 tons. Officials cautioned that the operation is complex and that the closure could be extended if things don’t go according to plan.“We’re confident, but we obviously want to do this right,” Phelps said.The overnight replacement is designed to minimize traffic impacts at the crossing that carries roughly 70,000 vehicles a day.Officials have been working toward this moment ever since an oversize truck load hit the bridge on May 23, sending one 160-foot section and two vehicles with three people into the water. No one was killed.Traffic was detoured for a month through Mount Vernon and Burlington until a temporary span was installed.The total cost of removing the temporary span and installing a permanent replacement is $8.5 million — paid by federal emergency relief funds. The contractual deadline for the permanent replacement span is the beginning of October.Along with the permanent span installation, the state is planning additional nighttime bridge closers in the coming weeks because crews also plan to retrofit the overhead bridge supports.
The harrowing historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and the con-artist caper “American Hustle” led the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each, setting up two very different films as Academy Awards front-runners.One outlandish and farcical, the other grimly accurate, “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” dominated the Golden Globes on Thursday, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees from Beverly Hills, Calif.Hailed by critics as the movies’ most unblinking portrait of slavery, “12 Years a Slave” verified its Oscar favorite status with nominations including best film drama, Chiwetel Ejiofor for best actor in a drama, Steve McQueen for best director and Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o for their supporting roles. The film is based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup, a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery.“All of these nominations hopefully mean that more people will go and see it and that is really exciting because I feel this film is pivotal and just so good for the world,” said Nyong’o.“American Hustle” dominated on the Globes’ other category side: comedy or musical. The fictionalized story of the FBI’s Abscam investigation amid the disco-era 1970s earned nominations for best movie comedy and David O. Russell for best director. Much of its starry cast received nominations, including lead actors Christian Bale and Amy Adams, as well as last year’s Oscar darling, Jennifer Lawrence, for best supporting actress.
PORTLAND — Teacher strikes drew closer Wednesday in two Oregon school districts, including the largest in the state.Portland Public Schools’ teachers voted to authorize a strike and set a walkout date of Feb. 20.In the southern Oregon city of Medford, teachers said they will walk out at 6 a.m. Thursday if no contract agreement is reached by then.On Wednesday night, a handful of Medford teachers and their union president announced their “utter disappointment” in the day’s negotiations, the Medford Mail Tribune reported. Bargaining resumed Wednesday after daylong talks Tuesday in which a state mediator shuttled between the two sides.Medford Education Association President Cheryl Lashley said bargaining teams would keep trying until a minute before the scheduled strike.Superintendent Phil Long has announced that schools will be closed Thursday.The district’s strike plan calls for classes to be closed through Monday in the event of a walkout. It would then plan to staff the schools with substitute teachers and security officers. All extracurricular activities except high school sports would be canceled.A Medford walkout could involve as many as 600 teachers. Issues include health insurance, retirement benefits, working conditions and salaries.An even larger strike was a possibility in the state’s largest district, Portland, where the teachers union represents 2,900 teachers. The district has nearly 48,000 students.It would be the first such strike in Portland, The Oregonian reported (http://is.gd/KH82XN).
Members of the chorus at the English National Opera (Eno) are to take part in a ballot on industrial action over pay.The vote on strike action, to be held by Equity, the trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners, is in response to proposed pay cuts of 25% for 44 employees, and the potential loss of jobs for four members of staff.The changes may also impact working hours, additional pay for Sunday working and overtime pay.Cressida Pollock, chief executive at the English National Opera, said: “We are committed to preserving a permanent chorus at Eno. However, we have some difficult decisions to make over coming weeks as we seek to find ways to remodel our business so that we can weather a £5 million cut from our core Arts Council grant.“It is not our intention to further casualise the workforce at Eno. We remain committed to retaining a permanent chorus, orchestra and backstage team.“While we remain committed to our permanent ensembles, we also recognise that we have to make significant cost savings in order for Eno to be a more sustainable organisation in the long-term. We are working towards a solution with the Eno chorus that would see them maintained as a permanent ensemble but with a greater degree of flexibility in their contracts, which reflects the economic reality of Eno’s situation.”