Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Nov 2014 – Finally, an agreement on the text in that Memorandum of Understanding which is to be signed by the Haitian and Turks and Caicos Islands’ governments, soon. The Governor, His Excellency Peter Beckingham led a three person delegation to Haiti where there was not only solidification on the wording within that MOU but talks with EU, The Bahamas, Canadian, US and UN Ambassadors in Haiti and an exploration of other potentials for Haiti and Turks and Caicos. The governor has agreed to assistance for the Haitian government with registering its citizens living in these islands… a process which has been an ongoing challenge. H.E. in a media release yesterday cautioned: “The MOU will not suddenly change the relationship nor immediately reduce illegal migration, but it is an indication of the seriousness with which both Governments view the growing relationship.” As for when the text of that agreement will be released, HE said after the signing… no date was given for that event. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Related Items:haiti, memorandum of understanding, peter beckingham, turks and caicos government Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation
Related Items:commonwealth day, monday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Mar 2016 – Monday is a public holiday; Commonwealth Day is commemorated the second Monday in March and the Turks and Caicos is among those nations who do more than mark the moment; we take the day off in a bank holiday. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 18, 2016 – Expect more rain today according to the forecasts as that low pressure area sitting over the Turks and Caicos has intensified. The system is moving more north, north west and has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. There will be scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms for us today and into tonight.
Related Items:#12StoreyinTCI, #PDMonTallerDevelopments, #RitzCarlonDevelopmentTCI, 4#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The PDM Administration is a not anti-taller developments, but the new administration said it has long maintained that proper consultation and preparation has to happen in order to ensure the country is ready for vertically bigger buildings.“My government is anxious to go forward with development in this country yes, and we want to make sure and manage that it is development that or people will benefit from. Yes we are keen to meet with the developers and find out exactly the direction in which they would like to go. We do have, my Minister of Border Control the Deputy would have already begun some dialogue with the developers. We met them already several weeks ago, myself and the Deputy Premier and I know that they are eager to go forward but there are still a lot of ground work to be done because a lot was halted.”Premier Sharlene Robinson in response to media questions turned her comments to Opposition PNP remarks that the PDM needed to take a firm public position on taller developments. “And just to respond to the Leader of the Opposition, we have never condemned any project, what we’ve called for consistently is consultation, that project will certainly need to go through EIA to see whether where it is located, to see whether twelve stories can happen on those grounds. There are environmentalists, there are planners who believe that we can’t, but at the end of the day we are nowhere near finalizing, are we prepared to move forward with them, yes we are.”The Premier said a skills drive will ensure the indigenous people are poised to benefit, she added that a physical development plan is also critical. The Finance Minister said $1 million is earmarked for the plan which is more than one year behind schedule; “and I’m disappointed to hear the Leader of the Opposition chuckle it off as if that’s going to be stifling. Any country with limited resources and small land space as we do, want to plan for how we’re going to use the rest of land space that is available. The National Physical Development Plan is actually something included in legislation that the former government in which the Leader of the Opposition was a part of, actually made a commitment to do in two years, and that is a Parliamentary deadline that we have now passed over one year, and this new administration have just put out the tender.”She promised that her administration will deliver on a National Physical Development plan for the country; the current plan is 20 years old.#MagneticMediaNews#PDMonTallerDevelopments#12StoreyinTCI#RitzCarlonDevelopmentTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: PHOTO CAPTIONSHeader photo: The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, the Minister of Education, is shown in the front row with delegates and Cabinet colleagues (4th from left) including the Environment and Housing Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira (3rd from left); the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government (5th from left); and Chairperson of Bahamas NATCOM and Desmond Edwards (7th from left). Also pictured are John Bowleg, IHP (Bahamas) Focal Point and delegates attending the meeting.Insert 1: The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education presents the keynote address.Insert 2: Delegates.Insert 3: Chairperson of Bahamas NATCOM, Desmond Edwards gives the official welcome.BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 20, 2017 – Nassau – Fresh water is a “limited” and “critically” important resource to The Bahamas, however, its sustainability is threatened by climate conditions and changes, combined with the added pressure of an increasing population said the Education Minister, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd.Minister Lloyd presented the keynote address at the official opening of the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points, September 18, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton.“Since the quantified freshwater resources of The Bahamas are best described as ‘limited,’ the provision of water supply is heavily sustained by means of seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO). SWRO is unfortunately a heavily energy-dependent means for the provision of fresh water.Being the single source of natural fresh water for The Bahamas, the fresh groundwater resources have been identified for consideration as a strategic national resource,” he said.The Meeting aims to agree on resolutions for implantation of the International Hydrological Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and to discuss ways to achieve water security for Small Island Developing States.Over 60 international delegates representing the Caribbean, South and Central America – inclusive of observers of the Centers, under the auspices of UNESCO, UNESCO representatives on water, other partners, and prominent scientists — are in The Bahamas for the meeting.Among those in attendance were: the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Minister of the Environment and Housing; the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government and senior Government officials. E. P. Roberts Primary School Choir and the Government High School Band provided entertainment for the event.Years 2015 thru 2017 — activities within the framework of IHP at the National Level for The Bahamas are:-UNESCO Groundwater Resources under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC): North Andros Water Resource Area (a proposed UNESCO-IHP Project Site)-UNESCO Ecohydrology: Lake Victoria, Exuma (a proposed UNESCO-IHP Project Site)Minister Lloyd remarked that the GRAPHIC project is identified as being very “relative” to The Bahamas and that it can serve towards promoting and advancing sustainable groundwater management in The Bahamas and the Caribbean.“In The Bahamas, we are an archipelagic state challenged with water resources, climate variation effects and effective renewable energy options. Sustainable use of all our natural resources must be a key consideration built within all of our development plans.”Minister Lloyd said it is proposed that the UNESCO GRAPHIC program assists in the assessment and monitoring of the dynamic conditions of the Andros Island freshwater lens.The long term goals of the effort would be to understand the dynamic geometry of the lens, identify areas of greatest sustainability for both resource protection and freshwater development, and to forecast the impacts of changing climate conditions, sea-level rise, and storm surge on the freshwater lens stability and longevity.In welcome remarks, Chairman, Bahamas NATCOM, Desmond Edwards, said The Bahamas is an archipelagic state challenged with water resources, climate variation effects, and effective renewable energy options. Sustainable use of all our natural resources must be a key consideration built within all or our development plans.He stated that the recent impact of Hurricane Irma on The Bahamas brings into focus the question of restoring and maintaining potable water for residents of the southern islands.“It is, therefore, timely that your deliberations on hydrological matters will include strategies of achieving water security which are now more than ever of immediate concern to our nation. This is an urgent consideration of The Bahamas Government as it embarks upon the tasks to rebuild and or restore damaged infrastructure on our family of islands.”UNESCO’s IHP was founded in 1975 and implemented in 6-year programmatic time intervals. It is now in its eighth phase to be implemented during the period 2014-2021.Important achievements in water and ecosystem management have been addressed in LAC. In the future, UNESCO-IHP plans to address Natural Risks & Disasters in LAC.The UNESCO-IHP Phase #8 Strategic Plan Theme Areas are:-Water-related Disasters and Hydrological Change-Groundwater in a Changing Environment-Address Water Security and Quality-Water and Human Settlements of the Future-Ecohydrology, Engineering Harmony for a Sustainable World-Water Education, Key for Water SecurityBy: Kathryn Campbell (BIS)Press Release: BIS
Happening Now: Employment Services in Wheeland Today, register for the job of your dream Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#deputypremiertci, #seanastwood Recommended for you Deputy Premier home broken into, other TCI Border Control officials face security threats Millions more in paychecks, new proposal gives hospitality workers entire service charge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicosIslands, February 27, 2018 – Turks and Caicos Border Control Minister and Deputy Premier will represent the country at the 29th Intercessional Meeting of CARICOM being held in Haiti this week.DP Sean Astwood shared with Magnetic Media that outside of the hectic agenda of issues for CARICOM member and associate member states, the TCI is to have a bi-lateral session with Haitian President Jovenel Moise; among the focuses will be illegal immigration and the potential for trade.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has revealed the long-term injury he suffered at the tail end of last season made him a better person.The Gunners captain suffered a ruptured Achilles during the club’s UEFA Europa League semi-final defeat against Atletico Madrid in April and was ruled out of the World Cup.The former France international ended an eight-month wait for first-team football as a substitute against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, concluding a long, tedious journey that has brought out the best in the former Lorient center-half.“It makes you a better person, a better man,” he told Arsenal official website.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I talked to a lot of people who had been injured like me, or in their knees, so it’s like six months [out], and they told me that you miss football a lot and when you come back you are so hungry. You want to eat everything and grow on the pitch and just enjoy and be happy with what you can do on the pitch.““These are real things that I have in me. I’m hungry to play football again and to play with my teammates, so I don’t think people will say ‘you have been injured and will be less stronger than before’. I think you are mentally stronger than any people who didn’t have an injury like you’ve had.”“A lot of people said, ‘OK, he went to Saint-Raphael in the south of France and it was sunny and he’s enjoying his holiday’, but for me it wasn’t a holiday. Every week I trained with two sessions and they made it quick enough so that I could enjoy my time with my family at the weekend. But during two-and-a-half months from June 10 to August 20 I trained five days a week.”
KUSI Newsroom SDUSD holds State of the District address Posted: October 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 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) – The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education delivered its annual “State of the District address” tonight.Open to the public, board members reported on the District’s achievements from the last school year, and discussed future goals for SDUSD students. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 16, 2018
New exhibit to open at San Diego Air and Space Museum KUSI Newsroom 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) – The San Diego Air and Space Museum is bringing a new exhibit featuring spacecrafts, space suits, artifacts and memorabilia together all in one place for the first time.The exhibit plans to tell the story of humankind’s exploration of space and how the resulting technological advances benefit people all over the planet every day.Highlights include selfie stations with space suits on the Moon and Mars, interactive stations on future opportunities to be part of the space program, and a Mercury capsule mock up guests can climb into.The museum will be debuting it to VIPs during our Apollo 9 50th Anniversary Celebration next on March 13th.For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 8, 2019 March 8, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling for all U.S. soybean producers to immediately contact their congressional representatives to express strong support for approval of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) for China. During the last five years, China has gone from a net exporter of soybeans to the biggest export buyer of U.S. soybeans.”China has become a billion dollar market for U.S. soybeans and soy products,” said ASA President Marc Curtis. “If Congress fails to approve PNTR for China, the benefits of increased demand for soybeans and soybean meal in China will accrue to U.S. competitors in South America and India.”U.S. soybean producers have a great deal to lose and much to gain by continuing to trade with China. Of the $13 billion worth of all U.S. product exports to China in 1999, nearly $900 million (more than 6 percent of total U.S. exports) was soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil. According to industry estimates, demand for soybeans in China could double in the next five to ten years.PNTR is an extension of trading privileges similar to those that have been approved by Congress on an annual basis every year for the last 20 years. Formerly know as Most Favored Nation (MFN) status, PNTR simply formalizes China’s present trade status on a long-term basis.”U.S. soybean producers have been promoting exports of soybeans to China since 1982,” Curtis said. “Last year’s historic U.S.-China WTO negotiations for agriculture will be a tremendous asset to U.S. farmers only if Congress approves Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China.”U.S. producers have made substantial investments of soybean checkoff dollars and cost-share funding from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service in development of the China market.China already has broad access to markets in the U.S. In 1999, the United States imported six times more goods from China than China purchased from the U.S. When China joins the WTO, the United States will give up nothing, and stands to gain a great deal through Chinese trade concessions that will only be realized if Congress approves PNTR status for China.ASA/China Country Director Phil Laney said, “China’s membership in the WTO will foster development of a market-based economic system. China will incur the responsibility to bring its trade practices into conformity with international rules and subject it to the WTO dispute resolution system. This is important both in building the concept of rule of law in China, and in improving a weak commercial legal system that allows local officials to interpret national law in different ways and discriminate against imported goods. These developments will assist us in building markets for U.S. agricultural products while strengthening China’s legal system.”China is already making important political, social and economic reforms. The best way for the United States to continue to positively influence policy changes in China is for Washington to strengthen trade relations with Beijing. If the U.S. does not establish PNTR with China, communications between the U.S. and China will deteriorate, and U.S. producers will be disadvantaged while China must source the products it needs from other countries.”An additional benefit of China’s membership in the WTO will be its commitment to adhere to the rules of the WTO’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement and to specific science-based requirements for any trade restrictions on food imports,” Laney said.Growers wanting to learn more about the importance of PNTR for China should visit the American Soybean Association’s web site at www.amsoy.org where a special PNTR area has been created. The site includes testimonials, slide shows, and a series of eight RealVideo presentations recorded in China only three weeks ago. Growers can meet and listen to comments from some of their customers in China to learn first-hand why the Chinese want to continue buying U.S. soybeans.ASA is encouraging soybean producers to call their U.S. representative today to urge them to vote in favor of China PNTR. Members of Congress can be reached by calling the Capitol Hill switchboard at 1-202-225-3121. Producers may also send a letter or an email to their representative, or call the Business Coalition for U.S.-China Trade Hotline, toll-free, at 1-877-611-8723 to automatically generate letters in support of PNTR that will be sent to their representative.”We cannot afford to loose China as a market for our soybeans,” Curtis said. “Our future profitability is at stake and the time to act is now, before Congress begins the PNTR debate on May 22.”
ASA joined 80 other organizations this week in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, urging an increase in the user fee that barge and towing companies pay into the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. “Most of America’s locks and dams were built in the 1920s and 1930s, yet are used to transport 21st century cargoes that fuel our modern economy,” the groups said in the letter. “This critical component of the transportation supply chain needs reinvestment and recapitalization, and any appropriate revenue bill that includes an industry sought increase in the user fee it pays is fiscally responsible.”The groups propose the fee be increased to 26-to-29 cents per gallon from 20-cents per gallon of fuel to help modernize the inland waterways.“This amount is matched by General Treasury Funds and is dedicated to new construction and major rehabilitation of the inland waterways system,” the letter states. “This user fee increase is supported by those who pay it – just 300 commercial operators– while the entire nation benefits, including hydropower, municipal water supply, recreational boating and fishing, flood control, national security and waterfront property development. We hope that members of the Senate Finance Committee will support inclusion of an increase to the user fee in comprehensive tax reform or any appropriate revenue measure ahead.”According to the letter, the inland waterways provide the best capacity and most cost effective means of transporting goods and are essential to supply American farmers with fertilizer for planting season, keeping U.S. growers competitive and are vital to manufacturing and construction.
The WISHH Regional Director of the Africa Division, Josh Neiderman, leads a discussion on activity planning for the remainder of 2017.The American Soybean Association World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) staff is spending the week updating their plans for market development activities in sub-Saharan Africa for the remainder of 2017.WISHH’s regional director, Josh Neiderman traveled from Accra, Ghana to meet with St. Louis staff and discuss market development strategies. WISHH plans to continue its promotion of U.S. soy products in the food industry, but will also emphasize further development of the animal feed industry with an aquaculture and poultry project covering Senegal and Nigeria, technical assistance for feed manufacturers in Burkina Faso, and samples of U.S. product for the manufacturing of feed and oil in Kenya.WISHH finalized the allocations of QSSB funding from four states targeting African activities for a total of more than $100,000, in addition to general project management funding from close to 20 QSSBs. The team made additional plans for spending more than $1 million of USDA funds for market development activities. WISHH is also planning for five trade teams to participate in trainings, trade shows, exporter meetings and farm visits before the end of 2017.
Cloud City GarrisonStar Wars characters large and small, many with robes and packing light sabers, were having a blast Wednesday at the Sci-Fi Fantasy Family Night in the library of Pacific Middle School.Darth Vader, with his huge black helmet and electronically deep and gruff voice, was giving off dark-side vibes. Nonetheless, he was being circled by children who wanted to meet him, and moms waiting with cameras.And there was Darth Maul, with his scary red face and devil horns, and Jango Fett, a human who was adopted by Mandalorian warriors in the Star Wars tales, in his silver-and-blue uniform and rocket pack of a bounty hunter and assassin.And there was a hulking Imperial crewman, in all-black cap, uniform, gun and boots, a bad guy looking like the worst cop ever.An estimated 200 elementary- and middle-school children were there with their parents, in an event designed to promote reading and collect some donations for worthy causes. It also was a plug for school librarians who feel their jobs are threatened as officials with Evergreen Public Schools wrestle with dwindling funds. The organizer of the event, librarian and teacher Paul Warner, was dressed in the robes of a Jedi knight and carrying a light saber he bought at Target.
“Growing Older in Clark County” outlines the future needs of Clark County’s older population in terms of housing, health care, transportation and social well-being. It was compiled by Clark County Aging Readiness Task Force.A new apartment complex is now open to Clark County’s poorest senior citizens.But there’s only room for 76 such households in the $16 million Vista Court, newly completed in downtown Vancouver.Residents will be chosen from a wait list of more than 200 seniors 62 and older who want to live in the complex at West Mill Plain Boulevard and Esther Street.“We just received the certificate of occupancy,” said Steve Towell, a spokesman for the Vancouver Housing Authority, the project’s developer. “We now have permission to start allowing folks to move into the building.”Need expected to surgeClark County’s need for senior housing is expected to surge over the next two decades, according to a new report on the county’s aging population of baby boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964.Released in September, the county’s aging readiness plan, called “Growing Older in Clark County,” projects the proportion of people 60 and older will increase 158 percent to represent about one out of every four residents by 2030.
Spring chinook salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River will continue through April 22, but additional extensions into late April-early May appear unlikely.Washington and Oregon agreed today to extend the season eight days from Saturday through April 22, a Sunday. The exception is Tuesday, April 17, which will be closed although gillnetting that day is doubtful.Sport fishing originally was scheduled to close beginning April 7, but was extended last week through April 13.Biologist John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the sport catch of upper Columbia-origin salmon through April 20 is projected to be about 3,200 fish, or 25.3 percent of the early-season allocation.Adding the weekend of April 21-22 would bring the catch to about 3,850, or 30 percent of the early sport allocation.Guy Norman, regional director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said late April-early May is the peak of the spring chinook return and catches can be volatile.Even if the sport fishery is short of its allocation, by late April it is time to stop and better determine the strength or weakness of the run, Norman said.A big run of 314,000 spring chinook is forecast to enter the Columbia destined for upstream of Bonneville Dam. Yet through Wednesday, only 138 adult chinook have been counted at Bonneville.
Today, Monday June 4, 2012, beginning at 11:00 a.m., vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be impacted by street and sidewalk closures around the Governor Hotel, located at 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, due to a fundraising luncheon at the hotel for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, who will be in attendance.Southwest Alder Street, between 10th and 11th Streets will the most impacted with intermittent closures. Residents and commuters that normally travel through the area are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Traffic impact should only be in the direct area around the Governor Hotel and will likely last into the afternoon.
Vancouver-based production of Vitafusion and L’il Critters gummy vitamins will stay in the area, an official from Church & Dwight Co. Inc. said Thursday, two days after its whopping $650 million deal to acquire the vitamin company.“We do not manufacture vitamins at any of our other plants,” said Matt Farrell, chief financial officer of Princeton, N.J.-based Church & Dwight, a major U.S. manufacturer of household products. The company operates 11 manufacturing facilities, with nine spread across the country and two overseas.As the top-selling brand of vitamins, Vitafusion for adults and L’il Critters for children were of high interest to Church & Dwight. It spent several months hammering out the deal to acquire Avid Health Inc., which operates the vitamin maker Northwest Natural Products.“They are a key player in the vitamin category,” a market segment that has experienced 5 percent to 6 percent growth annually, Farrell said.Church & Dwight, founded in 1846, has spent the last 12 years acquiring fast-growing companies. Since 2000, it has built a high-performing portfolio with well-known household brands such as OxiClean, Close-Up toothpaste and all of the Arm & Hammer detergents and personal care products.Farrell said nothing will change about Vitafusion and L’il Critters, products his company sought out as a growing market sector — 87 million consumers — are regularly making vitamin purchases. The gummy form of vitamins are the fastest-growing market sector.