Natl Insurance the best social plan says Deputy Director

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bench warrants issued for TCI insurance defaulters Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 May 2015 – The National Insurance Board tells the public that over the 23 years it has been in existence, there has been over $77 million dollars in payments to beneficiaries. This as the company recently announced a staggered approach to raising the wage ceiling over a three year period and giving increases in some of its plans. Deputy Director of Operations Walter Gardiner has been hard at work lately on the PR front for NIB, explaining in a media release issued recently that: ““The NIS legislation today is undoubtedly the best piece of social protection legislation ever implemented in the TCI. Introduced under an extremely dark cloud of suspicion, mistrust and opposition from employers, employees and self-employed alike, convincing the general public to ‘buy – in’ and comply was quite a challenge at that time as this was the very first time that monies were mandatorily deducted from salaries.” Gardiner admits that largely, the public saw NIB as a mere tax, that some businesses even threatened to cut staff and others had forecast failure… but the near quarter of a century of existence for the organization and the elephant sized payouts over this time, he says, proves it was a good move for the Turks and Caicos. Over 1,400 people are a part of the long term payouts, in the pensioners category – they get around $9 million of the monies distributed per year. Overall NIB is reported to pay out $12 million annually, with some $200 million in reserves and collections from the workers in the country announced at $25 million dollars per annum. Gardiner added: I believe that we have proven our worth to the people of the TCI … Today, thousands of people depend on us, but more importantly, thousands of people can depend on us”. Recommended for you Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortion Related Items:national insurance board, NIB, walter T. gardinerlast_img read more

Kesha Dedicates Hymn Release To Dreamers Struggles

first_img Email Kesha’s “Hymn” For The Dreamers kesha-dedicates-hymn-release-dreamers-struggles Kesha Dedicates “Hymn” Release To Dreamers’ Struggles Kesha’s Rainbow was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards and the LP’s first single, “Praying,” was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, marking her first GRAMMY nominations. Millions saw her performance of the cathartic ballad of redemption on the 60th GRAMMY telecast, respecting and admiring her agency as a survivor.Now, the dedication of “Hymn” draws attention to her determination to use her art as a platform for others’ struggles to live. Are you on the team?Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The GRAMMY nominee’s heartfelt anthem defending youth lifestyles is tied to DACA immigrants’ worthy causePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 31, 2018 – 3:45 pm The official video for Kesha’s “Hymn” from her  GRAMMY-nominated album, Rainbow, was released on May 31, but with special intention: The video has been dedicated to United We Dream’s #HereToStay Network supporting DACA Dreamers’ efforts to remain in the U.S.In the words of the anthem’s lyrics, the song is “a hymn for the hymnless” youth and how they choose to live, while preaching solidarity between people “on the team.”The big influence on “Hymn”‘s dedication was Kesha meeting the organization’s co-founder and executive director Cristina Jiménez at the Time 100 event celebrating inclusion on Time magazine’s list of “the most influential people of 2018.” Kesha is in great company supporting Dreamers — her dedication follows the pro-immigrant speech by Camila Cabello at the 60th GRAMMY Awards and Demi Lovato’s efforts to support ongoing awareness. Facebook Twitter News last_img read more

Jermaine Dupri On The Real Story Behind Turning Kris Kross Into Stars

first_imgDupri clearly has an eye for talent and how to best showcase it. While most people have likely heard some version of the story that he discovered young teens Kris Kross at the mall and turned them into rap stars with their hit debut single “Jump,” the details of how all of it happened and what it took to get there are often left out.In conversation with the museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman, Dupri shares how much more in-depth the story really is, and that the young boys weren’t trying to be rappers when they first met, so he really had to get to know them to shape them into the stars he knew they were. This personalized process became  how he worked with all future So So Def artists, and  played a huge part in the label’s – and each artist’s – success. Kris Kross was So So Def’s first artist and first success story, and they paved the way for Dupri’s continued excellence.”You gotta understand people out there, Kris Kross weren’t rappers. They weren’t kids walking around with demos. They weren’t trying to be rappers. They weren’t trying to be singers. When I met them I said, ‘What do y’all do?'” Dupri explains. “‘We just cool.’ I was like, ‘Damn. Get these guys a record fast.'”The conversation with Jermaine Dupri and Friends kicked off of the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s newest exhibit, Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture, which will be on view until Jan. 2019.Jermaine Dupri On The Most Game-Changing Song He’s Worked On & More News Facebook Jermaine Dupri On The Real Story Behind Turning Kris Kross Into Stars Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 26, 2018 – 5:26 pm Jermaine Dupri on Turning Kris Kross Into Stars Jermaine Dupri on Turning Kris Kross Into Stars jermaine-dupri-real-story-behind-turning-kris-kross-stars In an exclusive conversation at the GRAMMY Museum, the So So Def founder shares the two-year journey from meeting the teens “with swag” at the mall to developing them into breakout rap stars Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 26, 2018 – 5:27 pm Jermaine Dupri, along with a stellar crew of friends and label-mates, visited the GRAMMY Museum on Sept. 20 for an exclusive conversation looking back on and celebrating the impact of 25 years of his record label, So So Def Recordings. We learned a lot about how Dupri’s vision and focus allowed him to turn so many different artists into stars over the years, and in the case of Kris Kross, how he saw the rap stars in them before they ever did. Email last_img read more

410 Eid congregations in capital

first_imgA total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.Of those, 230 congregations will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (BSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC.The main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan, adjacent to the High Court, this year like every year.Senior pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah.Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around five thousand female devotees may join the congregation. Besides, mobile toilets, medical teams and places of ablution will be arranged.The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9:00am in case of inclement weather.A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year.The 1st congregation will be held at 7:00am, 2nd at 8:00am, 3rd at 9:00am, 4th at 10:00am and the 5th, the last, at 10:45am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.Eid Jamaat would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8am. Whips of the National Parliament, cabinet members, parliamentarians, officials and staff would take part in the jamaat.DNCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy earlier said that the congregations will take place at the corporation’s own grounds, open fields, school or madrasha playgrounds or other familiar places.Stringent security measures will be taken around the National Eidgah as president Abdul Hamid, cabinet members, judges and diplomats will join the prayers there.Several congregations would be held on Dhaka University (DU) campus, including two at DU Central Mosque Masjidul Jamia at 8am and 9am.A congregation would be organised at 8am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time.Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) would organize a congregation at 8 am at its central mosque.Two congregations would be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8.00am and 9.30am respectively.Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8am and 9am.City Corporation’s councilors have started preparations at their own initiatives in this regard. Places of congregations have been selected in such a manner so that devotees can join prayers at their nearest distances.last_img read more

Samsungs New TV Can Take Any Shape

first_img ×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 “This screen with transform the traditional idea of a TV,” said Samsung’s visual display division president Jonghee Han. “This screen is customizable and can be placed anywhere in the home.”Want a square TV, or maybe a really long video strip? It’s all possible, according to Samsung. The company showed off 12-by-12-inch display modules at the event that could be easily snapped together to build out bigger displays. It also showed how these same displays could work together with speaker elements, effectively creating new kinds of home entertainment devices on the fly.All of this is powered by Samsung’s MicroLED technology, which promises wide viewing angles, strong colors and energy efficiency. “MicroLED will soon become a fixture of your everyday life,” said Samsung Electronics America vice president Andrew Sivori. “MicroLED will give you the power to create whatever you want, and to place it wherever you want it.”However, company executives kept mum on the commercial availability of these kinds of modular TVs. A Samsung spokesperson told Variety that the company was still “evaluating the market” and didn’t want to commit to shipping any of the MicroLED-based modular TVs this year. Another rep said that the company may also ultimately decide to ship modules that aren’t 12-by-12 inches.The company also announced during the event that Samsung TVs will be controllable with Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers later this year. And earlier Sunday, Samsung revealed that it was going to bring an app for Apple’s iTunes Movies and TV Shows service to its 2018 and 2019 TVs. Samsung doesn’t exactly know how the TV of the future will look like — but the South Korean consumer electronics giant wants to be prepared for every possibility. That’s why Samsung is doubling down on modular MicroLED displays that can be freely combined to all kinds of shapes, and screens of up to 219 inches in diameter.The company first introduced these modular display units at the CES 2018, at the time branding them as “The Wall” to emphasize the ability to assemble previously-unknown screen sizes.Fast forward one year, and “The Wall” is back, complete with a new sibling: Samsung showed off a new configuration dubbed “The Window” at a press event in Las Vegas Sunday night, where company representatives also emphasized that the modular displays at the heart of both “The Wall” and “The Window” could be assembled to any size, shape, resolution and aspect ratio.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Trinamool worker found dead in Kushmandi

first_imgBALURGHAT: Tension gripped Kushmandi’s Maligaon area on Saturday morning after the body of a local TMC worker was found around 5 km away from his residence by the locals. Murder is being suspected.The deceased TMC worker has been identified as Harihar Das (50), a resident of Panchhata. Police have initiated an investigation. No arrests have been made so far. Das had gone missing since Friday afternoon. As he had not returned till late in the evening, his family members initiated a search operation but in vain. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIn the morning, the locals discovered his body lying beside a pond with traces of rampant beating on the head. The stick was also found beside the body. Police rushed to the spot after being intimated and faced public demonstration as he was a popular face of the party there. Police, however, managed to recover his body after positive assurances. Later it was sent for postmortem to Balurghat district hospital. A local, named Bachchu Das, said: “I discovered the body in the morning while crossing the field. I screamed for help. The locals from adjacent areas rushed in and later we informed the police and Das’ family members. His body was lying beside a pond with deep head injury, probably from a bamboo stick, that was left next to him and had dry traces of blood.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLocals and Das’ family members demanded immediate arrests of the culprits. Local Trinamool leader and karmadhakshya of South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad, Shyamal Saha said: “Harihar Das was an active Trinamool worker and a popular face of the area. He had close association with the party workers and locals. He also had a lot of responsibilities for the upcoming polls. The locals want quick action and have also demonstrated before the police regarding the same.” A large contingent of police force has been deployed in the area to maintain the law and order situation.last_img read more

Think China is the No 1 Country for Hacking Think Again

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals October 16, 2013 2 min read Register Now »center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. China has earned a reputation as the hacker capital of the world, but a new report shows the bulk of global cyber-attack activity has recently come from its smaller neighbor Indonesia.Thirty-eight percent of cyber attacks originated in Indonesia during the second quarter of 2013, up from 21 percent in the first quarter, according to a report by security cloud platform Akamai. This spike helped push China off the hacking pedestal, with the world’s most populous country accounting for 33 percent of attacks, down from 34 percent in the previous quarter. The U.S. rounded out the top three, generating 6.9 percent of cyber-attack traffic, a decrease from 8.3 percent.Indonesia and China alone accounted for more than half of all cyber-attack activity during the quarter.Related: Don’t Get Hacked — Tools to Fight Cyber AttacksWhile it may seem like Indonesia came out of nowhere to take the lead (last year the country accounted for on average less than one percent of cyber crimes), hackers may be taking advantage of its increase in connection and weakening IT structure. The country’s average internet connection speed increased 125 percent in the second quarter from the same time last year. That, coupled with the fact the country isn’t spending a whole lot of cash on its infrastructure,  may make the country a haven for cybercriminals.Related: Cyber Security a Growing Issue for Small Business In January, hacker group Anonymous Indonesia claimed responsibility for defacing 12 government websites with the tagline “No Army Can Stop an Idea” shown on the sites. In April, the country’s defense minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro announced they were building a Cyber Defense Center to take on hackers. Microsoft also felt the supposed wrath of Indonesia criminals (among others) when it put the kibosh on a cybercrime operation in June. Akamai’s findings are based on agents reporting log connection attempts, which the company defines as attack traffic. The company then can determine the top countries the hack attacks occur. One caveat to keep in mind: the IP address assigned to a particular country may not be the nation the attacker resides. So someone from China with an IP address associated with them, may be committing cyber attacks in France.To check out more of Akamai’s findings, check out the below highlights:Click to Enlarge+last_img read more

Busy road closed due to accident

first_imgThe affected stretch of road (Image: Inrix) Inrix reports traffic is heavier than usual in the area as a result of the accident. Staffordshire Police are also understood to be at the scene. We will bring you more information on this story when it becomes available. Read MoreTwo arrests following stop-and-search in the Staffordshire Moorlands Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATED: THIS ACCIDENT HAS CLEARED AND THE ROAD HAS REOPENED A road is closed following an accident between two Staffordshire Moorlands villages this afternoon. The B5051 Clay Lake, between Endon and Brown Edge, is shut following the accident, according to traffic data company Inrix. The road is reported to be closed between Edge Lane and the A53 Leek Road. West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were at the scene after being called at 3.32pm. A spokesman said: “We were called to a two vehicle RTC on Clay Lake. “We have an ambulance and a paramedic officer in attendance and a second ambulance is on its way.” It is understood that injuries are believed to be minor at this stage. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

13 drivers caught speeding near primary school on A34

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMore than a dozen drivers have been caught speeding on the A34 near a primary school this morning. Cheshire Police carried out the operation in Scholar Green, near Alsager, after complaints about motorists speeding on the stretch of road. A total of 13 drivers were caught during the operation. A Cheshire Police spokesman said:  “Speed enforcement this morning on A34 Scholar Green after complaints of speeding outside the local primary school. “13 drivers caught speeding.” On Sunday at least 70 drivers were caught speeding on the roads of South Cheshire. Read MoreInvestigation continues following fire that killed four children Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us   @SOTLive   or message us on   our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at   StokeonTrentLive  .last_img read more