Early leak reveals PDM two At Large Candidates

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 24, 2016 – The Peoples Democratic Movement is in convention mode but before the announcement officially tonight of who will round out the five all island candidates on the PDM ticket, there is a leak and it reveals that Robert Been Junior and Karen Malcolm are the presumptive candidates who were selected by party members for the upcoming General Elections.  The news has not come without push back from some who do not agree with the two selected.  The official announcement and presentation of Been, who says he is the Youth of the PDM and Malcolm who is a founder of the TCI Heart Foundation will be tonight at Kalooki’s Restaurant in Blue Hills. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

And then there was light

first_imgThis festival of lights showcases the creativity and quality of textiles, crafts and natural products, perfect for indulging in and gifting to friends, family and colleagues. The 80 and more participating craft groups represent regional craft traditions from across India.Try some special gifting options this Diwali with a pick from hand-made organic and perfumed candles, paper lamps, tea lights and hand-carved gourd lanterns. Gadhwal and Upada weaves, vivid woolen shawls to sarees from Chanderi and Maheshwari, garments embellished with regional embroideries from Kutchi Suf, Lambani, Kantha, along with appliqué textiles from Rajasthan will also be on display at the festival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Traditional jewellery ranging from terracotta, lac to Meenakari, Dhokra and tribal silver will alos be on offer for the visitors alongside pottery, metal crafts, grass weaving and wood carvings, miniature painting and folk art traditions of Madhubani, Phad, Kalamkari and Pattachitra will all be present at the fair providing all with ample options to indulge in. Food from Maharashtra, Himachal and other regions will be available to satiate the taste buds along with cultural performances from across India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Diwali lights lamps both in our homes and in our hearts. It is a time of sharing and giving; and what better gift than something hand-crafted. Something which an artisan has spent time and love, and which represents our culture and traditions,’ says Dastkar’s Chairperson, Laila Tyabji.Pamper yourself with some retail therapy before markets get too crowded. Head over! WHERE: Nature Bazaar Venue, Andheria Modh WHEN: 10 October till 19 October, 11.00 am – 7.30 pm ENTRY: Rs. 20last_img read more

Google Lobbyists Rally as States Consider Restrictions on Glass

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read February 26, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.center_img As Google Glass nears wider implementation, wearers of the futuristic device are coming under siege.A San Francisco tech writer, for instance, was robbed and assaulted in a local bar by patrons who feared they were being recorded. (She later retrieved video from her Glass of the man that had snatched them from her face.)And so ahead of its planned launch later this year, Google is seeking to cope with a particularly influential group of Glass opponents: government officials. The company is reportedly lobbying legislators in at least three states that have proposed restrictions on wearing Google Glass while driving.”Technology issues are a big part of the current policy discussion in individual states and we think it is important to be part of those discussions,” a Google spokesperson told Entrepreneur.com. Related: Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do’s and Don’t’s”While Glass is currently in the hands of a small group of Explorers, we find that when people try it for themselves they better understand the underlying principle that it’s not meant to distract but rather connect people more with the world around them.” Reuters reports that eight states are considering such regulations, and Google has thus far sent lobbyists to argue the measure with reps from Illinois, Delaware and Missouri. Officials from New York, Maryland and West Virginia were not contacted by Google, while legislators in New Jersey and Wyoming did not comment.Officials told Reuters that Google’s key point throughout the discussions was that “regulation would be premature because Google Glass is not yet widely available.” So far, no restrictions have passed.Related: Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Greet Customers Register Now »last_img read more

Brexit benefit Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, November 20, 2017 Share LONDON — Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country’s 2019 departure from the European Union. But there’s one industry that has so far clearly reaped a windfall from the Brexit decision – local tourism.The sharp fall in the value of the British pound since last year’s Brexit vote – it’s down around 15% against a range of currencies – has made the country, which has been widely considered one of the more expensive places to visit, better value for money.That means the pound in a tourist’s pocket now goes further in what travel experts Euromonitor International say is the world’s 8th most popular destination for overseas visitors in terms of revenue.“It’s been quite positive from European countries and from the U.S., all over,” said Jo Bachelor, head of sales at Encore Tickets, which sells one in five tickets in London’s West End, 45 per cent of which are to overseas visitors.Overall, she said, the firm’s international sales for shows like “The Lion King,” ”Wicked“ and ”The Phantom of the Opera“ are 8% ahead of budget, and would have been higher were it not for security concerns raised by the terror attacks in London, which weighed particularly on travellers from Japan and school trips from Europe.Encore’s performance this year is illustrative of what is going on in British travel and tourism – a Brexit bounce.Official figures released Friday showed overseas residents made 3.9 million visits to Britain in August, up 5 per cent on a year earlier. They also spent 2.8 billion pounds, up 3%. So far in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics, visitor numbers have risen 8% to 27.1 million while tourist earnings have swelled 10 per cent to 16.4 billion pounds.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThe lower pound should be a boon to exporters, but not all sectors are enjoying the same rewards, partly because many firms, particularly those in manufacturing, have seen their costs rise as imported goods like energy have become more expensive because of the currency’s fall. Many firms have also been reluctant to invest in their businesses amid the Brexit uncertainty.As a result, the wider British economy has slowed. Before the June 2016 Brexit vote, the British economy was one of the fastest-growing major economies. Now it’s one of the slowest and most forecasters expect tepid growth for as long as uncertainty surrounds Britain’s future economic relationship with the EU, its main trading partner.Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019 but many businesses, particularly in the finance sector, have warned that they could start putting plans to relocate into Europe into action early next year if no progress in the Brexit talks is seen. Thousands of jobs are predicted to be leaving London for other cities on the continent.The British travel and tourism sector does not operate in a bubble. It, too, is nervously awaiting the outcome of the Brexit discussions.In the event of a “no deal” scenario, in which Britain crashes out of the EU and puts up restrictions on goods, services and people coming into the country, the sector would not be immune. The implications of “no deal” would likely be felt far and wide in the travel and tourism sector, not least in Spain, the No. 1 destination for Britons, as well as Ireland, the only EU country that the U.K. shares a land border with.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedRoxanne Keeney, operations and business development at sports ticketing agency Champions Travel, said any Brexit scenario that sees customs barriers and other restrictions going up, could have “a really detrimental impact” on the firm. Champions Travel, which sells tickets for Premier League soccer matches primarily to European customers, operates out of Donegal in northwest Ireland, on the border with Northern Ireland.“It could be a whole lot more difficult for people to travel easily into Britain using our packages,” she said.While the lower pound has been a boon to inbound tourism, there are signs it’s weighed on travel abroad by making holidays more expensive for the British. That matters as the British are the fourth-largest spending nation on travel abroad, according to Euromonitor.According to the statistics agency, the number of Britons travelling abroad during August, the top month for families to go abroad, fell 3 per cent on the year before to 8.9 million.The picture is not so clear-cut though as British residents spent 6.2 billion pounds on their visits abroad, up 1 per cent on a year ago. And overall in 2017, the figures suggest the British are reluctant to give up on their treasured time abroad. The number going overseas so far is up 3 per cent to just under 50 million and they spent nearly 31 billion pounds, or 5 per cent more than the year before.The British, according to Nick Longman, managing director of U.K. and Ireland operations at TUI, the world’s biggest travel firm, still view holidays as an “absolute must.” By: Pan PylasSource: The Associated Press Tags: Britain & Europe, Trend Watch Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britainlast_img read more