OPPOSITION SAYS PREMIER IS OUT OF TOUCH FORCING BLACK MARKET BUSINESSES

first_img Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Related Items:country poverty assessment, house of assembly, payroll tax, Pdm, pnp, premier rufus ewing, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2014 – The Premier, Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing still wanted to hit workers of the country with that Payroll Tax… he said so in the House of Assembly; perhaps making light, perhaps not: that imagine how much better the report would have been if we had gotten the payroll tax… some to Magnetic Media were shocked that while remarking on an $18.4 million dollar surplus, and with the cost of living so high and so hard for still so many; there would be that comment… with the Opposition holding a press conference Monday; we asked them their take on that remark. “Actually that should have been included in the statement as to why he got the ‘Alice in Wonderland Award’ … because at the end of the day, he is totally out and touch and clueless. He (Premier Rufus Ewing) has not come to grips with how bad people are hurting in this country. The House of Assembly, I posed a question as to how many businesses surrendered licenses and it was about four hundred and something businesses; and people will say that is high but I am telling you that his government has caused an enlarging of the black market; a lot of people are doing business and government is losing revenue.” Hon Sharlene Robinson, leader of the PDM explained that the economy is performing well, but the recent Country Poverty Assessment gave hard facts that lots of residents are hurting. “…from the Country Poverty Assessment Report it says that 60% of persons living in the Turks and Caicos cannot pay all of their bills in one month; so is it trickling down? No!” last_img read more

Salt Cay being ignored Member Native demand better

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:edwin astwood, josephine connolly, LONG BAY HIGH SCHOOL, salt cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jan 2016 – When the Member of Parliament for Salt Cay and At Large Member native to Salt Cay pointed out subpar treatment there, they revealed a number of situations unfair to residents on the tiny island. Hon Edwin Astwood said one teacher/principal at the government school is unacceptable. Astwood pointed out during House debate Monday that the school and its six students deserve the same treatment as Long Bay High, which is new with 200 students. Hon Josephine Connolly was vocal about the condition of the steps to board the ferry commuting between Grand Turk and Salt Cay. The Deputy House speaker said its dilapidated and has been for too long posing a dangerous inconvenience. Premier Hon Rufus responded with agreement and promise. A commitment from the Education Minister, he said to get another educator at the Mary Robinson school. The Premier expressed that the rebuild of the dock steps is long overdue and will be repaired soon. Change is on the horizon says PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Overgrown bush moved by MPs and TCEM Recommended for youlast_img read more

Trump Twitter Facebook Google are colluding to silence conservatives

first_imgPresident Donald Trump said “we have to do something” about social media companies.  Getty Images President Donald Trump is again alleging that social media companies are biased against conservatives.During a joint press conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, Trump said “we have to do something” about social media companies discriminating against conservatives on their platforms. “Something is happening with those groups of folks that are running Facebook, Google and Twitter,” said Trump. “I do think we have to get to the bottom of it … It’s collusive and it’s very, very fair to say that we have to do something about it.”Trump’s comments came after he was asked whether he’d consider laws that made social media platforms liable for content posted on their sites and his support for a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter over allegations of “shadow banning” conservatives. “It’s different from what it used to be. Things are happening, names are taken off, people aren’t getting through,” said Trump. “It seems to be if they’re conservative, if they’re Republicans, if they’re in a certain group, there’s discrimination, big discrimination.”Neither the White House nor Facebook nor Google immediately responded to requests for comment. Twitter declined to comment. This isn’t Trump’s first time alleging that social media companies are silencing conservative voices on their platforms. In August, Trump took to Twitter to accuse social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” His tweets also came amid more general concerns among some conservatives about perceived bias on the part of social media and tech companies.On Tuesday, Facebook apologized to Trump’s social media director, Dan Scavino, for temporarily blocking some contents on his account on Monday, according to CNN Business. Facebook’s artificial intelligence system reportedly mistook Scavino for a bot.  Tags Share your voice 8 Comments Politics Internet Mobile Digital Media Facebook Googlelast_img read more

Deepika Padukone is lucky to have husband like Ranveer Singh say netizens

first_imgDeepika Padukone and Ranveer SinghInstagramA photo has come up on social media that shows Ranveer carrying Deepika’s sandals in his hands when the two attended a recent wedding in Mumbai.In the already viral picture, Ranveer is seen standing behind Deepika carrying her heels in his hands while the actress was greeting an elderly person there. This gesture by the actor caught everyone’s attention, who cannot stop praising him.A lot of people commented on the photo saying that Deepika is lucky to have a husband like Ranveer. He is being called the “perfect husband”, and is being applauded for his gentleman’s act.Ranveer and the Chhappak actress are one of the most popular B-Town couples, as they hardly miss an opportunity to showcase love for each other even publicly.Meanwhile, lately there were rumours of Deepika’s pregnancy after she was spotted at an event with a slightly bulging belly. Many on social media had started speculating that the dusky beauty was expecting a child.However, Deepika had soon put the rumours to rest by clarifying that she was not pregnant, and had also expressed disappointment at such gossips being made soon after an actress ties the knot.”It will happen when it has to happen. Motherhood trumps being married. That’s what I hear from people who have had children,” she told a publication,” she had told a publication.”Of course, it will happen at some point but no, I think it is unfair to put women through that, to put a couple through that. I guess the day we stop asking the questions is when we will bring about change,” Deepika had added. Meanwhile, the actress has been busy shooting for her next film Chhappak that is based on the real-story of an acid-attack survivor.last_img read more

Govt cell to stop rumours ahead of polls Tarana

first_imgTarana HalimState minister for information Tarana Halim on Wednesday said the government has taken an initiative to set up a monitoring cell ahead of the next general election aiming to identify rumours in social networking sites.The ‘Rumour Identification and Removal Centre’ will be in operation 24 hours round the clock at the PID section of information ministry from this month, she told reporters at the Secretariat.The cell will continuously monitor different social networking sites and will inform the local media through a press release within three hours if any rumour is found, she added.”The monitoring cell will also inform the media about the truth,” she said.The state minister also said that seven experts will be appointed for working in each shift.”The BNP-Jammat [alliance] has opened a publicity cell in London and spreading rumour from 300 websites,” she informed.Replying to a question, the state minister said the cell will be opened to raise awareness among people.Referring to the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, Tarana said Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first ever communications satellite, made its debut with the live coverage of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2018 on BTV.Besides, a letter was sent to private television channels requesting them to use Bangabandhu-1 as it is capable to provide service, she added.last_img read more

LyondellBasell Donates Funds For Specialized Firefighter Training

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:01 Ed MayberryLyondellBasell’s Bob Patel and Mayor Sylvester Turner join other area mayors and firefighters as HFD Chief Samuel Pena speaks at Houston Fire Station 8 downtown.The $100,000 donation will pay for hazardous materials training for the Houston Fire Department and five other departments that serve areas with a large number of refineries, storage terminals and chemical plants. Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement at Houston’s downtown Fire Station 8. “And I will continue to be energized and excited so long as we continue to be here on a regular basis with LyondellBasell (alarm sounds)…alright, does that mean it’s time for me to get on the truck?”   LyondellBasell’s Bob Patel says he’s been aware of Houston’s budget challenges. “Training is something you don’t want to compromise, because you always need that. This training will be administered by the world-renowned Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. It’s one of the global leaders in emergency training and firefighting.” The LyondellBasell donation will be split between the Houston Fire Department, as well as firefighters in Channelview, Pasadena, La Porte, Sheldon and Mont Belvieu. Sharelast_img read more

Amazon Nabs International Rights to CBS JeanLuc Picard Star Trek Series

first_img Popular on Variety Amazon has grabbed international rights to CBS All Access’ “Star Trek”-branded series revolving around Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard character.Amazon has picked up the show from CBS Television Studios in more than 200 territories outside the U.S. and Canada. There’s no word yet on a premiere date for the show. Amazon will have episodes of the show within 24 hours of the U.S. debut, under a multi-year commitment.The decision to sell the show to Amazon indicates that CBS will not hold back its premium content outside the U.S. even as it looks to build out the CBS All Access subscriber base on a global basis. CBS has wholly owned streaming platforms operating in the U.S., Canada and Australia. But with a limited international footprint at present, CBS likely couldn’t afford to down what was undoubtedly a rich offer from Amazon. Streamers, Asians, V/R, Boost Industry Attendance As Venice Market Kicks Off ×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 CBS’ first began mining the “Star Trek” vault for CBS All Access in 2017 with the launch of “Star Trek: Discovery.” International rights on that show went to Netflix in a deal that covered the virtually the cost of the first season, CBS noted at the time.“For 50 years, the ‘Star Trek’ series have been a global sensation, spanning generations and audiences of all ages,” said Armando Nuñez, president-CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “We look forward to working with the team at Amazon Prime Video to bring this next chapter of the incredible ‘Star Trek’ franchise to its passionate international fan base.”Stewart became an international star in his role as the new-model Starfleet captain in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which had a seven-season run in first-run syndication starting in 1987. The new series, part of CBS’ plan to super-charge the “Star Trek” universe, will follow the Picard character in his “next chapter,” CBS TV Studios said.“There’s only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Starship Commander Jean-Luc Picard, and that’s ‘legendary,’” said series executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command, bringing the optimistic messages of ‘Star Trek’ to audiences around the world.”Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are executive producers of the series. “We’re thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the newest edition of the storied ‘Star Trek’ franchise to our international Amazon Prime Video customers,” said Brad Beale, VP of worldwide content licensing for Amazon Prime Video. “With the incredible Sir Patrick Stewart returning as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard, we’re excited we can give ‘Trek’ fans both old and new the opportunity to see him back in action.” Related Kristen Stewart on ‘Seberg’: ‘It’s Not Hard for Me to Wear My Politics’last_img read more

The Expanding Number of Domain Names Has Benefits From App to Zone

first_img 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The Internet is the first place a typical user will go for information about your company or organization. Not having a website for your brand is basically akin to not existing. Deciding where to set up shop online is an important step toward establishing a legitimate brand and effectively getting the word out about what you offer.It isn’t quite as easy as it used to be. With an estimated 100 million websites using the .com extension, the options for many small businesses and startups have all but dried up. Until recently, entrepreneurs either had to burn vital seed money for the .com name they wanted or settle for a second-rate choice such as .co or .net.Related: City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business OwnersFortunately, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit group that manages domain names, has begun approving new extensions that provide additional opportunities for entrepreneurs to set up a more appealing and descriptive space on the web. Soon you’ll have the choice of endings like .app, .design, .dev, .health, .wiki, .systems and .tech. Consider some of the benefits below of using these and other new TLDs as you prepare to set up shop on the web:Use them as a brand building tool. Creating a strong online brand presence is crucial but, given the sheer number of companies on the web, chances are high that someone has already registered the domain you want. Companies looking for an is easily searchable URL that resonates with their target audience can get more creative with these new domains.The app, Putty, has now set up shop at Putty.Ink. While it’s indeed a bit of an offbeat name, Putty.com looks to have already been taken. The .ink extension was playfully brought in as a workable alternative since the app is all about sharing print articles online. Given the competion between startups in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley and other tech hotbed areas, some companies might want to distinguish themselves via their geography. Companies attached to specific locations, like the “Made in NY” brand might want to consider moving to the .nyc extension that will be made available to the general public in October.Boost the online presence of niche industries. New TLDs present a huge opportunity for niche businesses like tattooing, wine making and screen printing to really enhance their existing web presences. The tattoo industry, for example, traditionally relied on word-of-mouth to attract new customers. Today, with increasing acceptance of tattoos as well as the advent of social media to share and compare ink, tattoo artists and shops can’t afford to miss out on the benefits of being online. It’s a creative industry that could easily leverage a variety of new domains like .ink, .tattoo, .art, or even simply .studio, to boost its online presence and start appealing to customers researching where to get new ink online.Expand to other languages. Country specific extensions like .ca (Canada) and .it (Italy) have been around for a while now, but with new domains there is a critical opportunity to reach users in their native languages.Related: The Multilingual WebICANN has begun rolling out domains in scripts like Arabic and Chinese. Major companies like Amazon and Wal-Mart have already begun applying for international domain names for their specific brand names and for terms like “.store,” “.electronics” and “.fashion,” translated into Japanese and Chinese scripts. They understand the value of appealing to potential customers in the languages they use every day.While major brands will have their own TLDs in these foreign scripts, generic terms like “.shop” in Arabic, Chinese and Japanese will be available for registration by entrepreneurs exploring opportunities in Asia and the Middle East. Soon, no one will have to navigate the Internet in a language not their own.Over the next few years, as new gTLDs come to market, brands will unveil the many ways they plan to make use of them. Entrepreneurs are wise to keep an eye out as more extensions become available and leverage those that best enhance their online presence. There are many newsletters you can sign-up for to stay alerted to domains you’re interested in and you can see a full list of applied for TLDs at ICANNwiki.Related: The Basics of Domain Names for Your Business August 21, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

Last Audit PC audit software

first_imgLast Audit PC audit software by Martin Brinkmann on May 14, 2016 in Software – 8 commentsLast Audit is a PC audit software that you can run to generate security reports that reveal potentially problematic system settings, file leaks, and other security or privacy related issues.The program is offered as a portable version that you can run from any location. Last Audit displays a scan configuration screen on start that you use to select what you want it to scan.The main areas are files on drives you select, network locations in the local area network, configuration of the operating system, passwords, known vulnerabilities, and active directory.The scan time depends largely on the selection on that initial screen. A click on the start button starts the scan and a progress bar is displayed on the screen that helps you understand how far it has progressed.Last AuditLast Audit launches the scan report as a HTML file in the default web browser once the scan finishes. It lists the report location in the program interface as well which can be useful if you closed the browser window accidentally or blocked it from opening in first place.To make matters even easier, it is always saved under the same path that you run Last Audit from.The report uses a color coded system to highlight the following threat categories:Red: critical vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and sensitive information.Orange: important vulnerabilities and sensitive information.Blue: valuable information that may be exploited.Green: information of potential value to attackers.The program lists the following areas using the color coded system. Suggestions are sometimes displayed (you should not use administrator account for every day activities) to point you in the right direction.User account level.Passwords found in browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.Credential and password files found on the local system.Office macros.Virtual machine disks on the local system.Sensitive files based on parsing for keywords such as confidential, password, admin or secret.Whether Applocker is running.Powershell execute permissions.Autostart programs in the Windows Registry.Torrent / P2P software detection.Files and folders outside the user profile with write access.Email, calendar and contact files.Database files.Macros found in documents.Firefox browsing history and search history (30 days)Firefox cookies (3 days)Chrome browsing history (30 days)Internet Explorer history (30 days)Explorer files (30 days)Scripts found on the local system, e.g. .vbs files.Unsigned executable files outside standard locations.USB disks.Pictures found.Apps malware may exploit.Screenshots found.Clipboard data at the time of scan.Uncommon processes listening on localhost.Antivirus Software installed.The information are graded from most severe (red) to least (green) so that you find the most important areas that you need to look through right at the top of the report.You will notice that not everything that is listed by the program is an issue. It may be easy enough to explain why a program is listening on localhost, or to confirm that the sensitive documents are not all that important and are not possible information leaks.Others may require some research before you can assess the risk or block a potential information leak.Last Audit is quite different from the audit software Belar Advisor. In fact, it complements it nicely. Belarc covers areas that Last Audit does not and the other way round. It makes sense to run both, compare results and go through them both afterwards to harden the system if necessary.Closing WordsLast Audit is a handy security audit software for PCs that points you at potential security, privacy or information leak issues on the system.Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 2 votes Software Name Last AuditOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page https://lastaudit.wordpress.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more