Funeral arrangements for the Late DrBernard Nottage

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#FuneralArrangmentsforDrBernardNottage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, The Bahamas, July 10th 2017: Viewing of the Late Dr. the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage will be held at PLP Headquarters on Tuesday, July 11th. In a release, cabinet announced funeral plans for the former minister, with viewing to take place at the National Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th and at the House of Assembly on Thursday, July 13th.An official funeral will take place on Friday, July 14th at St. Agnes Anglican Church, beginning at 11 a.m. Dr Nottage died last week in a Florida hospital after he had been airlifted to the US following three days in the Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Hospital. He was age 71.Dr.Nottage was a trained as a gynecologist at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.His political career spanned over three decades, serving as a Cabinet minister in one Pindling administration and two Christie administrations, serving as Minister of National Security between 2012 and 2017. Dr Nottage was defeated in the May 2017 general election by FNM candidate, 22-year-old Travis Robinson in the Bain and Grants Town constituency.He is survived by his wife, Portia and their two sons. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Remembering DDay

first_imgRemembering D-Day Posted: June 6, 2019 June 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – On the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, USN Veteran and USS Midway historian Karl Zingheim discussed the importance of D-Day and what it means to the veteran and military communities of San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

People on the Move

first_img Interiors magazine has appointed Erika Heet its new executive editor. Most recently, she had been the Los Angeles editor of Dwell. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Paul Turcotte has been named publisher and chief revenue officer at TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider.com. He had been CEO at AMPitLIVE. He will cover culture for Daily Intelligencer and Vulture, as well as for the Cut and the print magazine. In particular, he will bring his prismatic lens to New York’s election coverage. InformationWeek, the media brand of business technology professionals, has named Alethea Yip as managing editor and Jessica Davis as senior editor, enterprise apps. Yip has spent nearly 20 years in tech journalism, most recently as the managing editor at Slashdot Media. Davis was previously the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s MSPmentor and Ziff Davis Enterprise’s Channel Insider. “Rembert is equally at home reporting from the front line in Ferguson, questioning President Obama on Air Force One, or writing a meditation on Nicki Minaj and pubescent boys,” says editor-in-chief Adam Moss. “His voice moves easily from literary to loopy, driven always by his intelligence and unusually wide-ranging curiosity.” Evolve Media has announced the executive appointment of Marisa Costa as vice president of sales, East Coast for TotallyHer Media, the independent lifestyle publisher’s division dedicated to women and their families. Rembert Browne is joining New York Magazine as writer-at-large. Most recently a staff writer at Grantland, where he began working in 2011 and also hosted the “Rembert Explains” podcast, Browne begins his new role November 16. Adriann Ranta has been named agent at Foundry Literary + Media. She had been senior agent and vice president at Wolf Literary Services.last_img read more

In Other News Senate Set to Begin NDAA Debate Air Force Moves

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate is scheduled to begin debating the contents of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill this morning after the measure surmounted a procedural vote Monday night. The chamber is expected to take up multiple amendments as part of a manager’s package, reported CQ. A handful of amendments could get votes on the floor this week as well. … Peterson AFB, Colo., will lose 72 military and civilian positions following the Air Force’s decision to transfer cyber responsibilities from its Space Command to Air Combat Command, headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Despite the realignment, Colorado Springs stands to gain as the service ramps up its space efforts over the next several years, Jay Lindell, chief advocate for military and aerospace jobs for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), told the Gazette. … Military Times has created a searchable database of drinking water systems and monitoring wells located both on- and off-base where elevated levels of the contaminants PFOA and PFOS have been detected. The database relies on data from DOD, which previously reported that drinking water systems at 36 installations tested above EPA guidelines, and 90 installations recorded elevated contaminant levels in the groundwater at either on- or off-base locations. Remedial actions carried out by DOD could take up to a decade or more to complete, Maureen Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment, safety and occupational health, told Military Times.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russelllast_img read more

Bajaj Finance June quarter net profit up 54 company announces stock split

first_imgBajaj Finance shares rose more than 11 percent on the stock exchanges on Tuesday after the company announced 1:1 bonus issue, stock split and upbeat results for first quarter ended June 2016. The current face value of the share is Rs.10 eachThe shares gained 11.27 percent to hit an intraday high of Rs. 9,990 apiece and were trading at Rs. 9,810 apiece at around 2.10 p.m. on the BSE.   Shares of Bajaj Finance will be split into shares with face value of Rs. 2 each. Both the bonus issue and the split will be subject to shareholders’ approval.On Tuesday, the company also announced its June quarter results. Net profit rose 54 percent to Rs. 424 crore from Rs. 276 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.Canara Bank shares rose 5 percent in intraday trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Tuesday despite declaring downbeat results for the first quarter ended June 2016.The state-run lender’s shares were trading at Rs. 262.65 apiece on the BSE at around 11.45 a.m., up 3.53 percent from their previous close after rising to the day’s high of Rs. 266.40.The Bengaluru-based bank’s net profit plunged 52 percent to Rs. 229 crore as against Rs. 478 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.Net interest income saw a fall of 8 percent to Rs. 2,307 crore on a year-on-year (YoY) basis from Rs. 2,516 crore.Net non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of total loans stood at 6.69 percent as of June 30, 2016, up sharply from 2.74 percent, YoY.Other bank shares that were trading with gains included Bank of India, Yes Bank and Punjab National Bank.The Sensex was trading about 20 points higher at 28,115, with Axis Bank, Tata Steel and Wipro leading the modest rally. The markets are in a cautious mood after having gained 292 points on Monday on hopes of the Modi government seen as making forward movement with the Goods and Services (GST) Bill, which is pending for clearance in the Rajya Sabha. An empowered committee of state finance ministers is expected to discuss some of the contentious aspects of the legislation on Tuesday in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.Story updated with additional details at 2.20 p.m.last_img read more

Gazipur city polls campaign begins today

first_imgGazipur City CorporationThe Awami League and the BNP-backed mayoral aspirants begin today (Monday) their official campaign for the upcoming Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls scheduled to be held on 26 June.AL-backed candidate Jahangir Alam earlier collected his symbol ‘boat’ and BNP-backed Hasan Uddin Sarker collected his symbol ‘paddy stack’ from the regional election commissioner Rakibuddin Mandol.Gazipur Peshajibi Somonnyo Parishad will hold an exchange of views meeting at Gazipur Press Club at 11:00am on 20 June (Tuesday).On 6 May, the High Court stayed the Gazipur City Corporation election which was scheduled to be held on 15 May. The election commission (EC) later on 13 May set 26 June to hold the Gazipur City Corporation polls. after the upper court suspended the stay orderlast_img read more

China ready to fight bloody battle Xi

first_imgXi JinpingPresident Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country’s readiness to fight “the bloody battle” to regain its rightful place in the world.Xi’s address capped an annual session of the National People’s Congress that paved the way for him to rule for life, as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong pushes through his vision of guiding the country through a “new era” of unrivalled global military and economic supremacy.Days after President Donald Trump signed new rules allowing top-level US officials to travel to Taiwan, Xi warned that Beijing would defend its “one China principle”, which sees the self-ruling island as its territory awaiting reunification.”All acts and tricks to separate the country are doomed to fail and will be condemned by the people and punished by history,” Xi said.But he also sought to address concerns about ambitious Chinese development projects abroad, saying they “will not pose a threat to any country.””Only those who are accustomed to threatening others will see everyone as a threat,” he added.Xi used the speech to espouse his vision of realising the “rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” — the “greatest dream” of the world’s second-largest economy.”The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent, we have the spirit of fighting the bloody battle against our enemies to the bitter end,” he said.But his speech was also a reminder that the Communist Party, more than ever, reigns over the country’s affairs.”History has already proven and will continue to prove that only socialism can save China,” he said.”The Communist Party is the supreme political leadership of the country and the fundamental guarantee to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”Indefinite ruleThe two-week session of the National People’s Congress handed Xi, 64, a second term and endorsed the Communist Party’s decision to lift presidential term limits, clearing the way for him to remain in power indefinitely after his second term ends in 2023.His eponymous political philosophy, which was enshrined in the party charter last year, was added to the national constitution and senior government officials had to swear an oath to the document for the first time.Some of Xi’s key lieutenants were also promoted to top positions. His former anti-corruption czar, Wang Qishan, was elevated to the vice presidency while his top economic adviser, Liu He, became vice premier.Wang could use his experience as a trade negotiator to deal with rocky relations with the Trump administration, while Liu is expected to have an influential role in economic policymaking.The legislature also approved the biggest government shake-up in years, merging the banking and insurance regulators to tackle financial risks, and amended the constitution to expand the Communist Party’s role in the country’s affairs.Xi’s campaign against corruption within the Communist Party, which punished 1.5 million officials in five years, was expanded as the legislature voted Tuesday to create a national agency that will scrutinise millions of public servants.”The Communist Party of China must… resolutely eliminate” corruption, Xi said.The government’s propaganda machine worked in overdrive to nurture a cult of personality around Xi and stamp out dissenting views during the two-week session.The People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, referred to Xi as the “helmsman” last weekend, an echo of Mao who was known as “the great helmsman”.The abolition of term limits triggered a rare bout of criticism on social media, prompting censors to block dozens of phrases such as “I disagree” or “emperor” as well as satirical images such as Winnie the Pooh — the cartoon bear that some compare to Xi.China has stepped up its crackdown on civil society since Xi took power in 2012, tightening online restrictions and detaining hundreds of activists and lawyers.last_img read more

How The University Of Houston Is Taking Steps To Become A Bigger

first_imgUniversity of HoustonCarlos Cruz-DiezPublic art at universities is not a new trend. For example, the University of Houston’s program has been around since 1966 and it currently owns about 520 pieces of art, ranging from photographs to the outdoor sculptures scattered throughout each campus. Now, the school wants more people to be aware of its collection.“It’s worth letting people know what we have so that when people come at Houston to look at art, we’re on their list of places to go,” says Mike Guidry, the university’s public art curator. “A lot of people will come and go to the Menil or the MFAH. We’re not on a lot of peoples’ radar and we really should be.”– / 10So the UH Board of Regents approved the formation of a subcommittee tasked with the goal of making the school a public art destination, devoting the next three years to publicity campaigns promoting the school’s massive collection, and inviting visitors to come take a look. They’re even creating a new position for a PR and marketing manager within the program.“It’s a very tight focus group that will work with an outside consultant we’re going to hire to help us identify our strengths, what we really need to focus on, and the best approaches,” Guidry says.The planning begins in July. Listen 00:00 /01:16 Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Navy challenges Delhi HC order in Apex Court

first_imgThe Indian Navy on Monday filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court challenging a recent order of the Delhi High Court asking it to grant permanent commission to 17 women officers who had retired after their Short Service Commission ended in 2006.The petition was filed hours after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the Navy would challenge the order.The Delhi High Court had on September 4 allowed a batch of petitions seeking permanent commission for them in the force, saying “sexist bias and service bias” would not be allowed to block progress of women. The court, while granting their plea, said the “women are here to stay” and since they “work shoulder-to-shoulder” with their male counterparts, it would “frown upon any endeavour to restrain the progress of women”. Parrikar said that in 2008, the Navy had opened its doors in Short Service Commission for granting permanent commission to women along with men.He said that permanent commission for SSC was not an option for men also prior to 2008. “There is no gender bias. In 2008, the Navy granted SSC to be changed to permanent commission to women in three streams – education, law and naval constructions.last_img read more

Artistic vision

first_img‘Naayika’, an art exhibition was inaugurated by Kala Drishti on the occasion of the Women’s Day in collaboration with the Airport Authority of India to highlight the contribution of Indian women to society through visual art like painting, sculpture, installation and photographs.The five-day event includes art exhibition, art competition, cultural programme and workshop lecture on art. The closing ceremony is on March 12 when the prominent and upcoming Indian women artists, social workers and winners of the art competition will be felicitated in the presence of a prominent guests and VIPs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Being a woman myself, I think women of India take a lot of load on them. We sacrifice and compromise so much for our families, but not too often women get that credit. So we are exhibiting the artworks of upcoming and promising artists who do not get the right atmosphere for promoting their art. We have given awards to Renuka for her sculpture, Sangeeta Singh and Nivedita Pandey and a special prize to Neelam Mansharamani, who has a special child. The aim is to provide the tools and platform for the artists to help them come up. There is much more liberal to visual art around the world, but India is still lagging behind in Art, since our education system has become lopsided.” Saluting the woman of today, the ‘nari shakti’ and ‘naayika’ of today’s India the event was coordinated mostly with women.Kala Drishti is an artist run trust for the promotion of Visual Art. They have conducted a number of art exhibitions where the works of the upcoming Indian artists have been showcased. Also, workshops, on art highlighting the various aspect of art, symposiums and conferences to attract special groups in the corporate world and other professionals to take interest in visual art, have been conducted.last_img read more

7 Basics for Keeping Your Companys Data Safe

first_imgJanuary 7, 2015 4 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Every other week there is a new high-profile data breach in the media. From Target to Home Depot to iCloud to JPMorgan to Snapchat to the White House—and most recently the devastating attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment—there’s always a headline highlighting the loss of data and breach of trust.But that doesn’t mean your business has to be one of them and suffer the staggering $3.5 million losses resulting from an average data breach.Here are seven practices and products you can adopt today to stay out of the data breach club.1. Arm yourself for the threats within.Data risks today don’t solely originate from malicious hackers, even if news headlines suggest otherwise. A recent PwC study found that internal threats and mistakes now constitute a bigger challenge to business security than external ones, meaning that regardless of size, today’s businesses must control not just data on storage platforms, but on employee and business partners’ devices and accounts.Related: 5 Lessons Leaders Can Learn From the Sony Hacking Scandal2. Get the lay of the land.Ask yourself: “What is the most sensitive, confidential data that our business holds, how is it handled, and who has access to it?” Create a spreadsheet matching data types and services to the employees and business associates who can access them. Make sure to include the two most sensitive types of data: customer information and intellectual property.3. Roles and permissions.Once you’ve identified your assets, review levels of access and if they can be regulated via policy, or, better yet, programmatically. An important factor to consider is whether your content management platform of choice allows the depth of control administrators need to set roles for each specific use case within the company. It’s important that these are refined, limiting access and edit of important data to authorized staff.4. Learn your weaknesses.Most people reuse the same password across services, including work-related programs. When a big retailer or service provider is breached, there is a very real chance that corporate emails and passwords are also impacted. A similar vulnerability recently enabled attackers to gain access to millions of Dropbox accounts as third-party services integrated with the product were compromised, laying millions of usernames and passwords vulnerable.To learn if this has happened before, start by heading over to security expert Troy Hunt’s site or Breach Alarm’s free tool and scan employees’ email addresses through their tool—their database is often updated with the latest published breaches.Related: 8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security5. Passwords hold the key.To prevent a similar incident, have a strong password management policy. Educating employees about never reusing passwords across services and creating stronger passwords (aim for length over variety of characters, though) is also key.Understandably, this requirement results in difficult to remember passwords, straining productivity. If possible, start using a password management application. They’re easy to use, automatically generate strong passwords for each service—and, most importantly, they’re secure. LastPass is a leader in this field.6. Anticipate the next Shellshock.There is another important reason to stay on top of security news. Within the past year alone, two major vulnerabilities were found to be lurking in widely used software—Heartbleed and Shellshock. We can safely assume that it’s only a matter of time until the next vulnerability is unearthed, and it’s important to pay attention to the news for when they come to light—especially if any of the software your business uses is compromised. Mass exploitation of these vulnerabilities can happen in as little as a week’s time after they’re disclosed, so your business is at risk if you wait around—or even worse, do nothing.7. Do your homework.When choosing services to implement into your business’s workflow, it’s important not to overlook pure security for productivity benefits, an easy mistake in today’s productivity-and-cloud-crazed environment. Do your due diligence, and make sure to go with services that are recommended by security professionals and your industry’s relevant associations, which often publish guidelines relevant to your market and regulatory environment. It’s also important to make sure the services that you decide to go with include privacy policies and guarantees that will inform you when their systems are breached.Related: ‘Bash’ Bug Could Be Bigger Than Heartbleedlast_img read more

Thomas Plessis Frances Lagardère Studios has appo

first_imgThomas PlessisFrance’s Lagardère Studios has appointed Thomas Plessis as director of digital business, a role that sees him support development of original mobile, SVOD and OTT content.The hire marks a return to Lagardère for Plessis, who previously sold his podcasting business to the French media giant in 2008 and then worked as radio and digital programming chief.Plessis later worked for Banijay Group-owned H2O Productions, which launched C8’s topical daily show Touche pas à Mon Poste (It’s Only TV), and then launched his own production company, Dim-Sum Entertainment.Lagardère Studios president Christophe Thoral said Plessis would “be in charge of defining, rolling out and coordinating the digital business of the Group’s companies and brands”.Within this, he will provide support for Lagardère Group production companies such as Atlantique Productions in France and abroad as they look to develop and created original mobile, streaming, SVOD, OTT, VR and AR content for broadcasters and streamers.Plessis will also promote productions on social media platforms, and identity development opportunities as Lagardère looks to build out its digital credentials.“Thomas brings his expertise in both content and digital strategy to the table, which is a definite asset to strengthen the position of Lagardère Studios,” said Thoral, who replaced the Banijay-bound Takis Candilis a year ago.Last year, DTVE sister title TBI revealed Lagardère Studios was aiming to buy more European production companies, following a deal for Spain’s Boomerang.last_img read more