Nominations open for National Honours

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NationalHonoursnominations Deadline today for National Honours nominations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – Nominations are now open for the third annual TCI National Honours and Awards Program. The public has been invited by the National Honours and Awards Committee to submit nominees for five classifications of awards including The Order of National Hero and The Order of Turks and Caicos Islands.The program recognizes outstanding citizens who have made exemplary contributions to the country’s development. Nomination forms are available at the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk and Providenciales, District Commissioners Office in North Caicos, South Caicos, Middle Caicos and Salt Cay and can be downloaded from the Government website , gov.tc Deadline for submissions is June 30th.Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#NationalHonoursnominations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Students of Sweetings Cay All Age School Paid Courtesy Call on the

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 31, 2017 – Nassau –  Students and teachers of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School, Grand Bahama, paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson).  #SweetingsCayAllAgeSchool#studentsvisitGovernorGeneral Related Items:#studentsvisitGovernorGeneral, #SweetingsCayAllAgeSchoollast_img read more

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2013 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced

first_imgThe FOLIO: team, along with its panel of 300+ judges, has narrowed the more than 2,300 entries received this year to a list of roughly 500 finalists. The annual awards program—spanning all corners of the magazine publishing industry—recognizes the very best in editorial and design. It’s the largest and most inclusive awards program of its kind in the industry.From The Rotarian to Scholastic; from SourceMedia to Huffington Post to Spafax: all the best is represented. More on this topic Folio: Announces Finalists in 2013 Eddie & Ozzie Awards Folio: Announces 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards Finalists 2012 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced FOLIO: has announced the 2008 Eddie and Ozzie Awards finalists 2011 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced 2010 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists AnnouncedJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered by See the list of finalists here.The winners and honorable mentions of the coveted FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards will be celebrated at a breakfast event on December 5, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register for the Eddie & Ozzie Awards Breakfast, click here.last_img read more

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SpiderMan Far From Home sets off fireworks at the box office

first_img Comment More Spider-Man news Spider-Man: Far From Home a perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue Spider-Man: Far From Home early reactions — ‘Perfect Endgame epilogue’ Spider-Man: Far From Home — Our biggest WTF questions Sphero Spider-Man Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Tags The film set an all-time opening six-day record for Sony Pictures, plus the best six-day opening for any Spider-Man film.It also earned $395 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $580 million.The film shot off some fireworks on Independence Day, earning $25.2 million, the second-highest July 4 gross ever, and nabbing the best six-day opening for a film opening over the Fourth of July holiday.Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker in the film, which sees Parker and his high school class taking a trip to Europe. But naturally, there’s no vacation when you’re Spider-Man, and it’s soon time for some web-slinging. CNET’s review calls it, “a perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue.” 32 Photoscenter_img Marvel Sony Share your voice 1 Zendaya and Tom Holland star in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jojo Whilden/Sony Pictures It was a good July 4 week for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Far From Home opened on July 2 and so far has earned $185 million domestically. That’s a super-powered opening considering Sony reportedly had expected only $125 million. Sony co-produced the film along with Marvel Studios. Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Kesari box office collection day 3 Akshay Kumars movie crosses first milestone

first_imgKesari box office collectionTwitterKesari starring Akshay Kumar witnessed a growth in its box office collection on Saturday, and conveniently crossed Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic market by the end of its day 3.Kesari has had a brilliant start with a collection of Rs 21.06 crore on its opening day, despite being affected by the festival of Holi. Its earning suffered a fall on its second day for obvious reasons as it collected Rs 16.70 crore on Friday.However, the movie bounced back as the weekend started. Kesari witnessed a good occupancy in the theatres from morning shows, but the footfalls increased manifold towards the evening.With a screen count of 3,600 across India, the war film pulled huge audience on its day 3, and managed to collect Rs 18.75 crore on Saturday, taking its total 3 days collection to over Rs 50 crore at the Indian box office.”#Kesari shows an upward trend on Day 3 [Sat]… Metros pick up, mass circuits good… Big Day 4 [Sun] on the cards… Eyes ₹ 80 cr [+/-] *extended* weekend… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.70 cr, Sat 18.75 cr. Total: ₹ 56.51 cr. India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.Directed by Omung Kumar, Kesari is likely to completely dominate the commercial circuits in coming days as there was no other major release this Friday. Based on the historic battle of Saragarhi, Kesari is being widely appreciated by the audience.After positive reviews from the critics, Kesari is being appreciated by the audience. It has already become the highest opening day grossing Bollywood movie of 2019 so far, beating Gully Boy. Considering its pace, Kesari is likely to make many other box office records in coming days.last_img read more

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Housingcom Appoints COO Rishabh Gupta as Interim CEO After Ousting Controversial Rahul

first_imgA week after firing its former CEO and co-founder Rahul Yadav, real estate services portal Housing.com has appointed its current chief operating officer Rishabh Gupta as the interim chief executive officer of the company.In an email addressed to the company’s employees, Jonathan Bullock, a representative Softbank, the largest stake holder in the portal, told that “his appointment is effective immediately.” “We believe and expect that his principled leadership, tenacity, and determination will position us well,” Bullock said in the email on Thursday, accessed by The Economic Times.The company has also included Gupta, investor Haresh Chawla, and chief technical officer Abhishek Anand into its operating committee.”These changes are both timely and necessary,” said Bullock. The Japanese firm has a 32 percent stake in the portal.Gupta, a former employee of domestic e-commerce firm Flipkart, had managed the company effectively during the controversies faced by Housing.com in the past few months.Rahul Yadav, a final-year dropout from IIT-Bombay, had created controversy over the past few months. The 26-year-old had initially quit the real estate start-up in May, criticising its board members in his resignation letter. Later, he withdrew his resignation and apologised to the board.He had 4.57% stake in the company valued between ₹150 crore and ₹200 crore, which he gave away to 2,251 Housing.com employees in May.Founded in 2012, the valuation of Housing.com stood at ₹1,500 crore ($250 million) during its last round of funding, which saw investment of $90 million from SoftBank in November last year. The real estate services start-up has raised about $140 million in four rounds of funding.last_img read more

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Drive at Kushtia militant den ends

first_imgPolice carrying out a drive on a suspected militant den in Kushtia. Photo: Hassan Mahmud Law enforcers concluded their operation, ‘Trepid Punch’, at an alleged militant den in Banonpara of Kushtia’s Bheramara upazila headquarters on Saturday night, nearly 22 hours after they cordoned it off, reports UNB.Additional deputy commissioner of Khulna range Habibur Rahman officially announced the conclusion of the operation at a press briefing around 10:00pm.The bomb disposal unit recovered an explosive device weighing around 10 kilograms, said Habibur adding they heard the sound of explosion four times during the drive.Meanwhile, police arrested house owner Masud’s wife Nasima Begum for interrogation, said officer-in-charge of Bheramara police station Nur Hossain Khandaker.Wishing anonymity, an official of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) said they had secrete information that a group of militants rented the house at Bheramara upazila and was preparing to carry out subversive acts.Earlier, CTTC unit started the drive around 5:30pm after a bomb disposal team reached the spot.Before starting the operation, local administration imposed section 144 in and around the area, said Bheramara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mizanur Rahman.Earlier, police arrested three alleged female militants along with suicidal vests and two children from the den.The three militants are Tithi, wife of Neo-JMB Ameer Ayub Ali alias Sajib alias Bachchu and Sumaiya, wife of second-in-command of Neo-JMB and Tolley Ara, wife of JMB member Arman Ali and Tithi’s five-month daughter Afia Hasan and Sumaiya dauther Nova, 6.Tithi and Sumaiya hail from Natore while Trolleyara from Thakur-Daulatpur of Bheramara in Kushtia, said SM Mehdi Hasan, superintendent of Kushtia Police.Arman and Tolley rented the house identifying themselves as married couple, police said.The SP said a joint team of police, Rapid Action Battalion, and Detective Branch (DB) cordoned off a house, owned by Masud and adjacent to Taltola Mosque, around 12:00am suspecting the house to be a militant den.Later, a CTTC unit from Dhaka reached the spot around 3:00am.When the joint team moved towards the house, a female militant, wearing a suicidal vest, tried to attack them.However, the unit managed to detain the woman before the vest went off, said the SP.Later, two other women along with two children went out of the house and surrendered to the law enforcers.last_img read more

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Young immigrants face denials in US

first_imgAerial view of Salvadorean migrants heading in a caravan to the US, crossing the Suchiate River to Mexico, from Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on 2 November, 2018. According to the Salvadorean General Migration Directorate (DGME), over 1,700 Salvadoreans left the country in two caravans and entered Guatemala Wednesday, in an attempt to reach the US. Photo: AFPSome immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old.A US government program in place since 1990 has let young immigrants subject to abuse, abandonment or neglect by a parent seek a court-appointed guardian and a green card to stay in the country.While applicants must file paperwork before age 21, the Trump administration has said some are too old to qualify once they turn 18, prompting a flurry of denial notices over the past year in New York, Texas and California and additional questions of applicants in New Jersey.Immigrant advocates have filed lawsuits in New York and California and said hundreds of young people could be affected by the change.“This administration is literally going after some of the most vulnerable people trying to seek relief,” said Mary Tanagho Ross, an appellate staff attorney at Los Angeles-based Public Counsel’s immigrant rights project.The Trump administration has been pushing to harden the US border and slash immigration with a series of steps targeting Central American children who arrive on the border alone or with relatives. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to make it tougher for young immigrants fleeing gangs or domestic violence to win asylum — though some guidance he issued on such cases was recently blocked by a federal judge. And the US government has been slower to release immigrant children caught on the border to family in the country.The program is the best chance for many of the thousands of young immigrants arriving on the border to be allowed to stay in the US Under US law, they can apply for green cards once a designated court in the US state where they live assigns them a guardian and declares they are eligible to apply.A now-22-year-old woman in Northern California, who requested anonymity out of fear the U.S. government will retaliate against her for speaking out, fled her Mexican immigrant parents’ home in high school after her father repeatedly beat her.She was taken in by a teacher, who helped her get started in college and took care of her when she was diagnosed with cancer. When a judge formally named the teacher her legal guardian it was a huge relief, she said. But she later learned the US government wouldn’t accept the court’s order for her green card application. She dropped to the floor and sobbed, she said.“I just couldn’t believe I was going to have to try to defend myself again,” she said. “I don’t refer to her by her name or that she’s my guardian — I just call her mom.”More than 50,000 young immigrants have obtained green cards by qualifying for special immigrant juvenile status since 2010. The overwhelming majority of applications have been approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, making the program a safer bet for many immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States than pleading a case before an immigration officer or judge for asylum.Applications to the program have surged in recent years, rising more than three-fold between the 2014 and 2017 fiscal years, federal data shows. During that time, the number of denials also increased, with 2,000 applications rejected over the past two fiscal years — more than all of the previous seven years combined.The change was most notable in the nine months ending in June 2018, when one in five applications that were decided were denied, the data shows. About 7 percent of application decisions in the 2017 fiscal year and 4 percent of decisions in the 2016 fiscal year were denials.The US government started reviewing applications at a centralized location in late 2016 to improve efficiency. The following year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services sought legal guidance from the agency’s Office of Chief Counsel for cases involving immigrant children who turned 18 before their paperwork had been completed and determined that a state court order is only valid if that court has the authority to reunite children with their parents, which many don’t, according to agency officials.As a result, 260 cases were denied, they said, adding that the agency may have previously approved some cases that it should not have.USCIS officials said they could not comment on pending litigation, but said the agency “continues to ensure that children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected receive the humanitarian benefits they are eligible for.”Beth Krause, supervising attorney of the immigrant youth project at Legal Aid in New York, said the federal immigration agency doesn’t have the authority to question state law, which in New York expressly allows courts to issue guardianship orders to cover this age group.“USCIS changed their policy and they changed their policy in a way that is arbitrary and capricious because it doesn’t comport with the federal statute” that says young people have until age 21, said Krause, who is representing young immigrants in the New York filing. “They’re getting it wrong.”In California, a federal judge has blocked the US government from denying the young immigrants’ cases for now. The state enacted a law several years ago expressly allowing probate courts to issue orders for immigrants who are between 18 and 21 so they can apply to participate in the federal program.In response to the Trump administration’s changes, immigrant advocates said they are also changing how they try to help these young applicants. Often, attorneys are looking into alternative ways to get these youth on stable legal footing in the United States, for example, applying for asylum in addition to special immigrant juvenile status, said Priya Konings, deputy director of legal services at Kids in Need of Defense.“It is just creating extra work for us — which is fine —but overburdening an already almost broken system,” Konings said. “It’s incredibly obvious that the administration is targeting immigrants at large, particularly unaccompanied minors, and they’re doing it on every front.”last_img read more

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Nusrat murder PBI to charge 16

first_imgNusrat Jahan RafiMentioning that 16 people, including madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula and local Awami League leader Ruhul Amin, were involved in the killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, said PBI chief on Tuesday.He added that they would press charges against them before the court on Wednesday, reports UNB.Briefing reporters at its Dhanmondi headquarters, deputy inspector general (DIG) of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Banaj Kumar Majumder said during long investigation, they found the involvement of 16 people in the arson attack on the madrasa girl that led to her death.Of them, 12 gave confessional statements before the court, he said, adding that they sought highest punishment for the accused.The PBI chief said a total of 92 people have been made witnesses in the case and seven of them have already testified before the court.On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagazi upazila of Feni district.She lost her battle for life on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.last_img read more

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Bengal MPs to heighten glam factor in LS

first_imgKolkata: Bengal is set to raise the glam quotient in the upcoming Lok Sabha with a number of celebrity candidates sailing through the bitterly fought elections in the eastern state. Making their debut in the lower house of Parliament are two young Bengali actresses and Trinamool Congress winners — Nusrat Jahan (Basirhat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) — both famed for their oomph factor. Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee’s decision to nominate the two political greenhorns had created quite a sensation, and they even became the butt of distasteful trolls on the social media. When the TMC announced its decision, there was a flurry of memes, jokes and comments. There were reports that several netizens were disgruntled with the development and quoted someone saying that Mamata Banerjee should know that unlike the Indian Premier League, politics does not need cheerleaders. However, the counting of votes has proved otherwise and shown that Tollywood celebrities can not only make the audiences flock to the theatres, but can also get a sweeping victory on the political battlefield. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee’s gamble paid off as both actors defeated their BJP rivals by handsome margins. Chakraborty triumphed by a margin of 2,95,239 votes over Anupam Hazra, while Jahan left her nearest rival Sayantan Basu behind by 3,50,369 votes. Bollywood singer-actor-turned-politician Union minister Babul Supriyo retained his Asansol seat, but his victory robbed Parliament of the presence of yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen, who lost out in the race. Bengali superstar Deepak Adhikari (Dev) retained the Ghatal seat for Trinamool, humbling BJP nominee and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh. Deb’s winning margin was 1,07,973 votes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAll the hard work of BJP’s Locket Chatterjee, who had failed to turn the tables on her opponents during the 2016 Assembly elections, brought cheer to the party as she won the Hooghly seat defeating Trinamool’s sitting MP Ratna De Nag by 73,362 votes. Another yesteryear actress and the Trinamool’s Birbhum candidate, Shatabdi Roy, posted a hat-trick of Lok Sabha wins by getting the better of BJP’s Dudh Kumar Mondal by 88,924 votes. However, theatre personality and Trinamool’s Lok Sabha sitting member Arpita Ghosh fell by the wayside in Balurghat, from where her BJP opponent Sukanta Majumdar won with a 33,293-vote margin.last_img read more

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