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T20 exodus hampering Windies – Lloyd

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Selection chief Clive Lloyd believes the exodus of players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Lendl Simmons to the lucrative Twenty20 circuit has definitely had a negative impact on the development of the West Indies Test side.The legendary former West Indies captain said the absence of such players had left the Caribbean side with a vacuum and forced authorities in the region to undertake a rebuilding process.”You can’t fault them (players who have turned to T20s),” Lloyd told a media conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.”The money that is being paid in these shorter games, it’s obvious that players are looking towards their future. And, unfortunately, we’re missing out, all those guys who we groomed have now left, so we’re left with a vacuum and we now have to fill that.”He continued: “People might say that we’re not a top-class side, but some of these guys [in the current squad] have only played four Test matches and we can’t bring anybody from home because they’ll be just as raw, or young.”Big Bash playersWhile West Indies have been locked in the current three-Test series against Australia, Gayle, Simmons and Russell have all been campaigning in theBig Bash League here for variousfranchises.Former Test and one-day captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo are also involved in the Big Bash after having retired from the longer format of the game.Lloyd, who oversaw one of the most successful periods of West Indies cricket in the late 1970s and early 80s, said some of these players would have played key roles in the touring Test side.”That’s the situation we have; we have guys like Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Bravo and these fellas, (but) they’ve retired from the longer form of the game,” he explained.”I think somebody like Russell – surely we would have had a chat with him – but he has a problem with his knee and he’s just playing one-day cricket. Lendl Simmons, too, would have been a nice guy to have in the middle there because he’s an opener, (and) he plays spin very well; he would have fitted in fine with our batting.”But he’s not involved, so we’ve got to look somewhere else. It’s a bit of a sad situation, but I’m sure that our cricket will get better.”West Indies have struggled on tour so far, losing both Tests by significant margins. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before crashing to a 177-run loss in Melbourne last week.They face Australia in the final Test here starting today.last_img read more

FSC-Regulated Entities Must Meet Fit and Proper Test

first_img Manager of Communications and International Relations at the Financial Services Commission (FSC), David Geddes, says entities in the insurance, pension and securities industries must meet the FSC’s fit-and-proper requirements in order to legally operate in Jamaica. Story Highlights “Fit and proper, in this sense, would mean persons who have not been convicted of any crime involving dishonesty, are competent, have strong moral principles and are expected to live up to the positions of trust they hold,” Mr. Geddes explained. This means that responsible persons must possess the competence, character, diligence and judgment necessary for them to perform their duties. Manager of Communications and International Relations at the Financial Services Commission (FSC), David Geddes, says entities in the insurance, pension and securities industries must meet the FSC’s fit-and-proper requirements in order to legally operate in Jamaica.This means that responsible persons must possess the competence, character, diligence and judgment necessary for them to perform their duties.“Fit and proper, in this sense, would mean persons who have not been convicted of any crime involving dishonesty, are competent, have strong moral principles and are expected to live up to the positions of trust they hold,” Mr. Geddes explained.He noted that the same fit-and-proper criterion is used by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), which overseas deposit-taking institutions like banks, building societies and trust companies.Mr. Geddes was speaking in an interview with JIS News following an FSC town hall meeting at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Mandeville, Manchester, on May 21.The event was in keeping with the entity’s drive to advance financial literacy in Jamaica and encourage greater use of financial services by citizens.Topics explored include creating wealth through investing, retirement planning, protecting assets through insurance, and the rights of consumers.Mr. Geddes said that a key area of focus is the FSC’s role in advancing the Government’s goal of fostering a sound, stable and vibrant financial sector, which inspires confidence, investment and growth.He noted that while the insurance, securities and pension industries are important channels through which long-term savings and investment can be generated, it is important for persons to know how individuals and companies approach risk-taking, as this determines the kinds of investment decisions they make and the impact those choices can have.“For individuals to invest in stocks and securities – to lay aside money each payday for a pension… to buy life, health and property insurance, they must be confident that, when the time comes, the benefits paid for will be there,” he outlined.“An insurance company, for example, that behaves in an unwise and risky manner, puts all shareholders’ investment in jeopardy and may hurt hundreds and thousands of policyholders,” he noted.The FSC’s Mandeville meeting was held in collaboration with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation (JDIC), and the Insurance Association of Jamaica.It was the seventh is a series by the FSC since 2018. The meetings will continue in Portland in July and in St. Thomas in September.last_img read more

The Nation will stand still to watch the countrys first Olympian

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:delano williams, TCI first Olympian, team great britain Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 18, 2016 – Friday August 19th is a big day in the Turks and Caicos as it is the day that the first islander will compete at Olympic competition and there will be a watch party.Flow on Wednesday announced that there will be a watch party at the Conference room next to the Opus Restaurant for Delano’s debut on the Olympic track.  Williams, will be a part of the men’s 4x400m relay squad for Team Great Britain.A Flow Brand Ambassador, Williams has himself been promoting the dates of Friday and Saturday; and so on Friday from 7pm there will be an event to watch the heats and there will be live entertainment by Tess Charles.Flow warns that space is limited. Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Motorcade for TCI first OLYMPIAN!!last_img read more

Islander appointed to head up Invest Turks and Caicos agency Seymour gets

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 21, 2017 – Providenciales – A Turks and Caicos Islander has been given the nod as the new CEO of Invest Turks and Caicos agency, and named by Cabinet at the post for the next two years is Floyd Seymour.Seymour recently completed a stint as interim CEO of the embattled National Health Insurance Board and is now heading the country’s investment and promotions agency, which also has charge to manage the Medium, Small, Micro business policy of the Ministry of Finance.The position was heavily advertised as seeking a Turks and Caicos Islander after it was announced that now, former CEO John Rutherford was resigning for personal reasons.Seymour is Certified Public Accountant, former NIB board member, on the Public Accounts Committee and former leader of the People’s Democratic Movement.Floyd Seymour begins at the Investment Turks and Caicos Agency on August 14, 2017 according to the Cabinet meeting notes issued Thursday.#MagneticMediaNews#FloydSeymour#InvestTurksandCaicosnewCEO Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FloydSeymour, #InvestTurksandCaicosnewCEO, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Jacobus named Chamber Ambassador of Year

first_imgThe Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has named Byron Jacobus of Water & Air Works the 2014 Ambassador of the Year, the chamber said Thursday.Jacobus received the honor from the chamber’s ambassador team. The “Red Coat” ambassador team promotes the business community, including attending ribbon-cutting and networking events.“Getting the vote from so many people whom I respect and have been working alongside all these years makes this one of my proudest accomplishments,” Jacobus said in a news release. “I’m humbled and appreciative.”In 2015, Jacobus will “play a large role” in the chamber’s promotional efforts, according to the news release.last_img

Star Wars Resistance fans treated to season 2s first episode at Celebration

first_img Share your voice Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) is also seen apparently embracing her role in the First Order, whom she joined in the season 1 finale.During the panel, which was hosted by sound engineer David Collins, the cast and crew discussed their favorite moments.Christopher Sean, who plays main character Kazuda Xiono’s (AKA Kaz), cited the destruction of Hosnian Prime in the penultimate episode (mirroring a moment in The Force Awakens)  and recalled watching it at home.”My son was tearing up and I’m like, ‘It’s OK bud, it’s OK,'” he said.Suzi McGrath, who plays Tam and highlighted Synara’s Score as her favorite episode, spoke about how the “tremendous emotional journey” her character went on in season 1. It culminated in her decision to join the First Order, and recording that scene was particularly intense.”It was like really being there, getting to that point was explosive,” she said. 0 TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: Tags 7 Photos Bobby Moynihan said the shorts that aired on YouTube during the midseason break were his favorite episodes, since his character Orka and partner Flix (Jim Rash) got the spotlight.”That’s my Star Wars character — I look at it every day and I smile.”The fan convention, which ran Thursday to Monday, already saw the reveal of Episode 9’s title and first trailer, more details about the Galaxy’s Edge Disney Parks attraction, our first glimpses of live action show The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars season 7 (both of which are coming to the Disney Plus streaming service) and a reunion of the cast and crew of The Phantom Menace on its 20th anniversary.If you want to catch up or revisit the saga check out our guide to watching all the movies online in chronological order.center_img Post a comment 2:04 Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer tees… Star Wars Celebration Chicago mural reveals the entire saga The cast and crew of Star Wars Resistance talk greet the crowd at a Celebration Chicago panel Monday.  Sean Keane/CNET Star Wars: Resistance will rise again.Fans of the CGI-animated series got a major sneak peek at season 2 Monday, the last day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago.During a panel featuring the cast and crew, supervising director and executive producer Justin Ridge revealed that the second season will begin right where the finale of the first left off — with the Colossus hurtling through hyperspace to an unknown destination.He then surprised the panel’s audience by skipping the usual trailer and showing the whole season 2 premiere. We won’t go into spoilery detail here, but the episode sees the Colossus coming out of hyperspace and problems with artificial gravity creating chaos on board. In the midst of all this, we discover there’s a First Order spy on board. Disney Star Warslast_img read more

Apple App Store again face accusations of anticompetitive behavior

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Last month, music-streaming service Spotify filed a complaint about Apple with European Union regulators, saying the Apple Music purveyor uses its grip on the App Store to stifle innovation, weaken competition and unfairly tax its rivals. Apple called Spotify’s claims “misleading.”The iPhone maker didn’t respond to CNET’s request for comment on Saturday, but a spokeswoman for the company told the paper that Apple treats all apps the same, including those from competitors. The apps in question were called out because they could grab too much data from a user’s device, she said, and the timing had nothing to do with the release of Apple’s screen-time and parental controls features.”Our incentive is to have a vibrant app ecosystem that provides consumers access to as many quality apps as possible,” she told the Times.Originally published April 27 at 2:28 p.m.Update on April 28 at 7:17 p.m. PT: Adds Apple statement. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Boost Mobile See All Phones Mobile Apps Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Apple, App Store again face accusations of anticompetitive behavior Apple iPhone XS Comments $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 $999 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Related storiescenter_img See It See It $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it Tags Sprint Share your voice See It Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about screen addiction, among other things, at the Time 100 Summit in New York on Tuesday. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple is facing further scrutiny over whether it’s using its hold on the App Store to hurt competitors’ products.A Saturday report in The New York Times says that in the past year, Apple has targeted 11 of the 17 most downloaded third-party apps designed to help phone users limit screen time or oversee their children’s phone use. Apple either removed the apps from the App Store outright or restricted them in some way, the Times reports.Apple on Sunday refuted the report in a statement posted in its newsroom. In it, the company said it recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store because “they put users’ privacy and security at risk.” It had noticed some apps installed invasive mobile device management software on devices. Some apps fixed the issue and remained in the App Store. Those that didn’t were removed. You can read more about that here. The iPhone maker introduced its own screen-time and parental-controls features last June when it unveiled iOS 12, the most recent major update to Apple’s mobile operating system. On Friday, CEO Tim Cook discussed screen addiction at the Time 100 Summit in New York.The Times report says the makers of two of the App Store’s most popular parental control apps filed a complaint Thursday with the European Union’s competition office, with one saying Apple compelled it to alter its app in ways that made it less effective than Apple’s parental controls. Screen time is rising and it’s ruining us: 11 ways to cut back Apple helps you kick iPhone addiction with iOS 12 Spotify: Apple’s App Store abuses its power to ‘stifle’ rivals Apple slams Spotify’s ‘misleading’ claim App Store abuses its power Apple • $999 Applelast_img read more

Qatar seeks siege compensation for firms citizens

first_imgQatar`s Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri speaks after the launch of the Compensation Claims Committee during a press conference in Doha on July 9, 2017. Qatar announced it was establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims potentially worth. AFPQatar on Sunday announced it was establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims potentially worth billions of dollars over the country’s “blockade” by Gulf states.Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri said the Compensation Claims Committee would deal with cases including major companies, such as Qatar Airways, and individual Qatari students who have been expelled from the countries where they were studying.”This committee will receive all claims, whether from the public sector, private sector or individuals,” Marri told journalists at a press conference in Doha.Potential plaintiffs such as Qatar Airways, banks or individuals will be able to file claims over what Doha has labelled a “siege” in courts at home and abroad, including in Paris and London, Marri said.On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced they had cut all ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting Islamist extremists.The four countries pulled their diplomats from Qatar, suspended all flights to and from Doha and ordered all Qataris to repatriate within 14 days.Qatar has said thousands of its citizens have been affected by the isolation measures in what has emerged as the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in recent years.Doha’s National Human Rights Committee in June said the sanctions represented a violation of the rights of some 140 Qatari pupils studying in the UAE, Saudi and Bahrain.Qatar Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years, but experts say neighbouring Gulf states barring it from their airspace threatens its position as a major transcontinental carrier.On June 22, the four Arab states issued a 13-point list of demands, including downgrading ties with Iran and shutting down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, as a prerequisite to lift the sanctions.Doha refused to comply with the demands and denies accusations of ties to extremist groups.The Compensation Claims Committee will be overseen by Marri, as well as officials from the ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of justice.last_img

He was not depressed Missing poll officers wife

first_imgKolkata: The wife of the nodal election officer, who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal’s Nadia district, has completely negated the ‘depression’ theory that has been doing rounds, according to her social media post. “I request everyone to circulate the news that my husband, Arnab Roy, W.B.C.S (EXE) is missing since 18/4/2019 since 12.30 p.m. onwards and I further want to clarify that HE WAS NOT SUFFERING FROM ANY KIND OF DEPRESSION AND WE HAVE A VERY HEALTHY AND HEARTY RELATION,” Anisha Jash, Roy’s wife wrote in a Facebook post, dismissing the ‘depression’ claims in caps. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata A senior police officer revealed that Roy, in his 30s, has been untraceable even on Friday. While Special Observer for West Bengal Ajay V. Nayak, appointed by the Election Commission (EC) mentioned that probably Roy was in depression. Asked about the nodal officer’s disappearance, Nayak had told reporters: “I think it has something to do with his personal life and probably he was in depression. As he is not around, I am told another officer has been given the charge.” Jash urged everyone ‘to stop spreading rumours and gossips’ and help her in finding him. “I don’t want anything except my husband right now and I shall go to the last extent to find him. I earnestly request everyone to share my post. I want my husband back,” Roy’s wife wrote.last_img read more

15 Stunning Photos You Wouldnt Believe Were Taken With a Smartphone

first_imgMany of photographer Simone Bramante’s images involve a subject in action, whether its mid-jump or climbing a ladder. Quite a few of them also seem to be shot from a first-person perspective. Kim Hanskamp/iPhone Photography Awards Instagram/Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown) Instagram/ Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown) Here’s another one from iPhone photographer Eeclo Roos’ feed. Register Now » This image by Kim Hanskamp won first place in the People category for 2013’s iPhone Photography Awards. Marketa Pfleger/ iPhone Photography Awards Instagram/Hironori Mizuno (@iphonegrapher_hiro) Instagram/ Eelco Roos (@croyable) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Kartikey Smita Karnatak/ Facebook via Nokia Conversations Multimedia journalist Richard Koci Hernandez’s Instagram account is flooded with dramatic black and white photographs like this. Photojournalist Michael Christopher Brown took this photo as he was documenting the Central African Republic for The New Republic magazine earlier this year. He primarily shoots with his smartphone. Angel Jimenez/ iPhone Photography Awards David Maialetti, a Philadelphia-based photojournalist, uses an iPhone to capture all of the stunning images in his Instagram feed. A few years ago, smartphone cameras were valued for their convenience rather than the quality of the images they produced.Now, smartphone manufacturers are putting much more attention into beefing up the cameras on their mobile devices.For example, Nokia has managed to squeeze 41 megapixels into the camera on its Lumia 1020.Both Apple and HTC have focused on increasing the size of the microns on the camera sensors of their respective iPhone 5S and One smartphones.In plain English, this means that these cameras are capable of absorbing more light than some of their rivals, which results in high-resolution photographs loaded with detail.We’ve come a long way from the 8-megapixel cameras of 2012’s flagships, and today’s smartphones are giving you more reasons to discard your aging point-and-shoot and ditch the idea of investing in a pricey dSLR.Here’s a look at some of the most amazing images from across the web that you wouldn’t believe were taken with a smartphone. This story originally appeared on Business Insider Most of iPhone photographer Hironori Mizuno’s Instagram photos consist of colorful, surreal images like this. This photo by Kartikey Smita Karnatak was taken with a Nokia smartphone and was featured on the company’s blog. Instagram/ David Maialetti Instagram/ Kirsten Alana (@kirstenalana) Dutch photographer Eelco Roos frequently posts travel photos taken with his iPhone to his Instagram account. This is one of the few recent indoor shots in his gallery. Instagram/ Eeclo Roos (@croyable) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global New York-based photographer Kirsten Alana’s Instagram feed is filled with vibrant, colorful outdoor shots with incredible composition and depth. This is a portrait in Michael Christopher Brown’s series covering the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 3 min read This photo by Angel Jimenez captures a radiant sunset by the water. It won first place in the Sunset category in the iPhone Photography Awards. This image by Nosyaj Zeuqram was taken with a Nokia smartphone and was also featured on the company’s Conversations blog. Instagram/ Richard Koci Hernandez (@koci) Marketa Pfleger earned an honorable mention for the Lifestyle category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards for this photo. Another captivating image from iPhone photographer Hironori Mizuno’s Instagram feed. May 11, 2014 Instagram/ Hironori Mizuno Nosyaj Zeuqram/Nokia Conversations Instagram/ Simone Bramante (brahmino)last_img read more