Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 22, 2016 – Crawfish season will not open on the first day of August… it will open on the 15th day of August and officials issued notice today for restaurants and fishermen and the residents to be aware of the legal start time.DECR Director, Dr John Claydon calls the two week change a benefit to the country’s number three industry, fisheries. “This has proven successful in reducing the quantity of egg-bearing lobsters landed, and is believed to have contributed to increased abundance and landings of crawfish. The last day of the Crawfish season will be 15th March, 2017. Last season the fishing community of the Turks and Caicos benefited from an increase in crawfish landings. This appears to be the result of the stock starting to rebuild, and as long as we continue to implement the measures we have in place we are confident that this rebuilding will continue…”
“We are fortunate because tablets, e-readers and smartphones allow our readers to enjoy the ritual, lean-back, immersive experience of reading The Economist that they love in print. Many of our readers tell us that this experience is, in fact, even better than print, because as well as being lean-back, digital editions are delivered immediately and reliably (much more so than via the postal service).”Grut adds that a majority of American subscribers noted in another survey conducted last year that print was the preferred format, but 60 percent of those respondents said by 2013 they’d likely change that preference to digital. Grut’s full post, where he digs into The Economist’s broader digital strategy, is available here. The Economist Group this week released its annual financials, ending March 31, and the numbers looked good, with revenue and profits up (4 percent and 6 percent), as well as circulation. But while the overall circ of The Economist is at 1.6 million, says the company, only 123,000 subscribe digitally. But according to Oscar Grut, managing director, Economist Digital, that could change dramatically in the next year. In a recent blog post, lifted from his comments in the annual report, Grut notes that reader studies have revealed that long-form content continues to be valued, especially in digital form:
On the eve of its third-quarter earnings report, Time Inc. revealed it’s putting an aggressive focus on the fastest growing U.S. market with the introduction of Time Inc. Latino.The new division looks to leverage the company’s already-deep penetration into the Hispanic/Latino market by serving more English and Spanish language content tailored to that audience. Believe it or not, Time Inc. has a larger Hispanic/Latino audience than Univision and Telemundo combined in digital, with a reach of 18.3 million, according to 2017 comScore Multiplatform/GfK MRI Media + Fusion data. So more emphasis on this audience is intended to further strengthen the market share, which offers a lot of upside as marketing budgets are increasing to reach multicultural demos.Monique MansoFor now, the new division is rolling out with two branded verticals — People Chica and Planeta Futbol. The former will be an English-language extension of the People brand, and the latter is Spanish-language collaboration between Sports Illustrated and 90min, a company that produces soccer coverage from around the world. But more is coming in 2018, according to People en Espanol’s VP and brand sales director, Monique Manso, who is spearheading this project. While she wouldn’t reveal what other new brands or verticals are on the horizon, she did suggest that food and health and wellness are extreme areas of interest for the company. Like many of Time Inc.’s latest product launches, this strategy will look to engage with Millennials through digital- and social-native channels. Manso indicates that’s a critical component in reaching the highly coveted younger demo. “Take a look at what’s happening with the boom in the Hispanic market, which includes Millennials”, she says. “Everyone wants to speak to them, but you can’t unless you’re speaking to a multicultural market in an authentic way. You can’t be a leading media company in this country if your product doesn’t reflect the complexion of the country.”The more aggressive focus on the Hispanic/Latino market goes beyond an audience development strategy, however. Manso says that it’s also critically important for Time Inc.’s advertising partners. “The marketing community is still trying to find its way,” she says. “We’re answering the call. We are best positioned to deliver this audience. It’s a real responsibility and advantage for us.”Manso also tells Folio: that Time Inc. Latino will make use of existing talent resources from People en Espanol for the Chica brand but will also bring in new talent as well.
PixabaySpiritualists strongly believe that death is not the end of everything, and they propagate that the real journey of a human being starts after the death in the form of soul. Even though medical experts have dismissed these supernatural claims, several near-death experiences (NDE) shared by people have made many believe that life after death is a reality.Adding heat to their views, a woman from the UK named Eva has revealed that people after death will experience intense euphoria. Eva made these remarks on her NDE testimonial shared on the NDERF (Near Death Experience Research Foundation) website.”I was suffering from gallbladder stones. When the pain was coming, I was trying very hard to leave my body because all I wanted was to die. I imagined myself as a bubble and trying to squeeze out of my body. With every attack of pain, I was mentally pushing that bubble out more and more. After about 4 hours, I finally managed to do that. The bubble finally squeezed out and I left,” wrote Eva on the NDERF website.After getting out of the body, Eva apparently felt immense pleasure, and she could understand each and everything that happens around her. The near-death experience victim also claimed to have experienced a sense of oneness during these moments.”It was a big ‘aha’ moment. I could understand physics, math, chemistry, and all the formulas that went with that understanding. I suddenly understood my purpose. I saw how everything together made a perfect sense. It’s difficult to describe where I was because it was as if I was approaching the universe at a great speed. And at the same time, I was amazed at being able to understand absolutely everything. Then I got this amazing sense of unity. It felt like the whole universe was in me and I was in the universe,” added Eva.Eva also made it clear that she experienced this oneness after passing through a tunnel which was completely filled with light.Even though Eva’s experience has made many believe about the possibility of life after death, medical experts believe that it might be a particular capability of the human brain which is causing these visual hallucinations. As per medical experts, during times of life-threatening events, the oxygen supply to the brain will be reduced, and a survival trick adopted by the brain to meet the lack of supply is causing visual hallucinations.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) is shown in the South China Sea, March 6, 2016.ReutersThe US military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing.Taiwan is among a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which include a trade war, US sanctions and China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea, where the United States also conducts freedom-of-navigation patrols.China on Wednesday warned that it is ready for war if there was any move towards Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island.The warship sent to the 112-mile-wide (180-km) Taiwan Strait was identified as the Antietam.”The (ship’s) transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, said in a statement. “The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows,” he added.The voyage risks raising further tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from US President Donald Trump’s administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help provide the island with the means to defend itself and is its main source of arms.China has been ramping up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the island, which it considers a wayward province of “one China” and sacred Chinese territory.On Wednesday, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a news briefing on a defence white paper, the first like it in several years to outline the military’s strategic concerns, that China would make its greatest effort for peaceful reunification with Taiwan.”If there are people who dare to try to split Taiwan from the country, China’s military will be ready to go to war to firmly safeguard national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity,” he said.China has repeatedly sent military aircraft and ships to circle Taiwan on exercises in the past few years and worked to isolate it internationally, whittling down its few remaining diplomatic allies.
Donald TrumpUS president Donald Trump will convene his national security team Sunday and weigh possibly drastic economic sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang test-fired what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb able to fit atop a missile.“The national security team is monitoring this closely,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “The president and his national security team will have a meeting to discuss further later today.”In a tweet Sunday, Trump denounced the powerful test-said to be the North’s first blast to exceed in power the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan-as “very hostile and dangerous to the United States.”Other world leaders joined in the denunciation. China and Russia sharply condemned it, South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for the “strongest punishment,” and Britain said China should step up economic pressure on the North.In Washington, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was preparing a package of economic sanctions to do that-measures “that would go as far as cutting off all trade and other business” with the North.“I’m going to draft a sanctions package and send it to the president for his strong consideration so anybody (who) wants to do trade or business with them will be prevented from doing trade or business with us,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”But he also said Trump had made it clear that “he will consider everything” and “look at all our options.”While the United States has virtually no trade with the North, the burden of sanctions such as Mnuchin described would fall heavily on China. About 90 percent of North Korean exports go to China.Early last month the United Nations Security Council adopted a seventh set of sanctions aimed at depriving the North of a billion dollars in income from exports. China approved the measures.Trump has repeatedly insisted that Beijing lean on the neighboring Pyongyang regime to stop its nuclear and missile development.But on Sunday he also aimed criticism at the government in Seoul, tweeting that the time for talks was over and that “appeasement” would not work.
Foundry United Methodist Church and nonprofit organization Friends of Stead Park will host their annual Community Christmas Festival on Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St., NW. This free event will include free photos with Santa, crafts, snacks and a donation drive for attendees to bring hats, gloves, and other winter wear for the homeless.
Kolkata: The Central Recruitment Committee (CRC) of RPF announced that it would start the Recruitment 2018 Online Examination (Group A to F) from Wednesday, December 19, 2018. About seventy three lakhs candidates are expected to appear for this examination across the country. The exam would be conducted on December 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.The CRC has mentioned important instructions regarding the examination to the candidates on the admit card to ensure timely and smooth execution. Candidates appearing for the examination are advised to go through the instructions in detail and understand the do’s and don’t’s. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe “Practice Test” link would be made available for the candidates on the official website along with the admit card which would allow the candidates to get familiar with the computer based test (CBT). Candidates are required to carry one of the original government approved photo ID cards as instructed. Candidates without an original Photo ID Card, even if they have the admit card, will not be allowed to enter the exam venue. Candidates are advised to note that mobile phones, pager, watches, bluetooth-enabled devices, calculators, metallic wears, bangles, belts, bracelets or any RF device etc, will not be allowed inside the examination centre. They are advised to ensure that they do not have mehendi or henna on left Thumb as it may create difficulties in capturing the Biometric data during registration process. The self-declaration paragraph will be displayed on the computer screen before start of the exam. All the candidates are required to write the same in the space provided in the admit card in the examination hall itself.
As a small-business owner, manager or informed employee, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest technology. But with all the buzzwords out there, it can be a hassle to figure out what’s what and which trends are here to stay. Here, we offer our explanations of the technologies that are reshaping the way we do business.1. The cloud. The cloud is just another term for the Internet. So cloud computing is simply online or Web-based software and services that are often cheaper and easier to use than purchasing licenses and maintaining software on your own machines. This can apply to everything from financial software to document and file storage. But beware — not all cloud solutions are alike, and security, reliability and scalability will vary.Then there’s the banter around “private cloud” and “public cloud.” A private cloud is either a secure internal network running “behind the firewall,” where employees can access applications and data from a central location such as an intranet, or a service in which the cloud provider stores your data offsite on a dedicated server.2. Crowdsourcing. It sounds gimmicky, but crowdsourcing basically entails outsourcing work to a crowd of people. There’s real business being done through crowdsourcing sites such as crowdSPRING, CrowdFlower and Trada. To crowdsource a project, you submit an open call to a community of experts, such as software developers or graphic designers, and receive a variety of solutions or ideas in response.However, crowdsourcing isn’t always cheaper, better or faster — and there’s no guarantee you’ll get back quality, usable material. “The overlooked cost is the need to filter through the crowd’s ideas to determine which ones have the potential to solve the problem,” says Laura Schoppe, president at Fuentek LLC, a consulting firm specializing in intellectual property and technology transfer. “The idea also must be free and clear to be adopted,” she adds. To see how small businesses are using crowdsourcing, click here.3. SEO. Search engine optimization (SEO) is about driving traffic to your website. It consists of various practices meant to improve the chances that people coming from search engines like Google or Bing will find your business online. For example, if you sell home aquariums in Buffalo, you want to make sure your website appears high on the list next time someone does a search for “home aquarium, Buffalo.”Tactics include using strategic keywords across your website, tagging content and coding the site to make it SEO-friendly. However, be sure to steer clear of questionable practices that try to fool the system, or you could get blacklisted by the search engines.Also, a big part of SEO is having a clearly defined target market, and optimizing your site to reach it rather than a general audience. “Most SMB decision-makers have a target market within 15 miles of their office,” says John Caughell, marketing coordinator for Argentstratus, which provides hosted productivity software for health care organizations. “Optimizing your website to reach people 6,000 miles away … seems like a waste of resources.” 4. Unified communications. UC is perhaps one of the most misunderstood tech terms. An industry website describes it like this: “UC supports the enterprise to manage various types of communications across multiple devices and applications, while integrating with back-office applications, systems and business processes, with the goal of improving business agility and results, leading to increased revenues, decreased costs and improved customer service.” Huh?UC is really this: merging more than one type of communications tool, such as Web conferencing and instant messaging, into a single interface or integrated system. Skype could be considered a UC system because you can switch back and forth between video and phone calls. Unified messaging (where voice, text and email messages all filter into your inbox) and “presence” technologies are also commonly found in UC systems. Do you need it? That depends on how often you need to connect and collaborate online. 5. Virtualization. This technology has been around for many years, but it’s still confusing, particularly since you can “virtualize” pretty much any piece of hardware or software. In other words, you’re creating a virtual version of it rather than having to get the actual version. And yes, it’s legal. The oldest form is operating system virtualization, which allows a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at the same time, so that you don’t have to buy and maintain as many machines.A consulting firm describes it like this: “Through virtualization induced containers, applications can be isolated from both the hardware and one another, preventing configuration conflicts that often complicate their introduction into IT systems.” I prefer this definition from the technology site ReadWriteWeb: “Do you have a Mac? You can run Windows on it, too. How? Virtualization.”No doubt, this is a short list of the tech terms that drive small-business owners batty. But it’s up to you to interpret the buzz and determine which technologies you should invest in. “As a buyer, I look for value, not buzz,” says Kevin Elliott, CEO and founder of mobile app developing firm WeLike LLC. “Often, things I buy were buzzing … but only after I determined that there was substance did I buy.”© Business on Main How Success Happens Brought to you by Business on Main Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. September 12, 2011 5 min read Listen Now