Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Hon. Renward Wells toured the 2017 Cooperative Youth Entrepreneur Summer Programme, an initiative of the Ministry’s “Youth Embracing Excellence Successfully,” also known as the (YEES) Project, which was held at C.I. Gibson School, Marathon Road. The summer programme has been an ongoing initiative in the Ministry, since 2015, and has proven itself to be popular and successful, after it was rebranded from just being referred to as “School Co-ops.”Minister Wells embraced the opportunity to meet the 35 teenagers, now eager to start their own businesses, and learn more about the micro-economic impact of local souvenir making. He understood that these students have been developing these emerging cottage industries, since they started in 2015 when the program had only 19 participants.The Ministry’s Department of Cooperatives, spearheaded by its Director, Dr. Judy Simmons, has familiarized the Ministry with the importance of developing youth entrepreneurial initiatives, sponsored by the Ministry, to encourage young people leaving school to create jobs for themselves and help others create their own jobs to be their own bosses. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provoread more
Review • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: An elite phone with the looks to match MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Mentioned Above Huawei Mate 20 Pro Comments $1,016 Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Huawei Mate 20 Pro is outrageously innovative Xperia 1 specs 6.5-inch 4K OLED HDR displayThree rear cameras (16mm, 26mm, 52mm all at 12-megapixels)8-megapixel front-facing cameraIP68 water resistanceNo headphone jackSnapdragon 855 processor6GB RAM3,330-mAh battery128GB storageAndroid 9 Pie Xperia 10 Plus specs 6.5-inch displayDual rear camera3,000-mAh batterySnapdragon 636 processor4GB RAM Xperia 10 specs 6-inch displayDual rear camera2,870-mAh battery Snapdragon 630 processor3GB RAM CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Sony’s Xperia 1 packs a big screen but little else Sarah Tew/CNET With the glossy Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and powerhouse Huawei Mate 20 Pro on offer, the competition in the flagship phone arena has never been more fierce. Time then, you’d have thought, for Sony to pull something really special out of the bag with its latest launch. But the Xperia 1 is, at best, entirely forgettable. It’s the screen that leads this year’s flagship. It’s a huge 6.5-inch affair with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The display has a 4K resolution, and uses OLED and HDR technology to make colours look vibrant. Sony’s screens have always impressed, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this supersized display compares to those on the Galaxy S9 Plus and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. 1:46 Sony’s newest 4K Xperia 1 phone aims to wow on cameras… reading • Sony’s new Xperia 1 flagship phone needed to be so much more Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Tags Share your voice May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 16 Photos 28 Photos Huawei Mate 20 Pro • See All See it Mobile World Congress 2019 Huawei Samsung Sony Camera-wise, you’ll find three lenses on the back, a standard zoom, a telephoto zoom and a super-wide angle lens — much the same setup as you’ll get on the S10 Plus and Mate 20 Pro. But Sony’s mobile team has apparently been chatting up the company’s other divisions, as the cameras have been made under the supervision of Sony’s pro camera team. As such, you can apparently expect great colour accuracy and creative cinema modes. Sarah Tew/CNET It’s not a huge physical departure from other recent Xperias, which were already looking tired. And beyond the display and potential camera skills, there’s not much to get excited about. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the side — no in-screen technology at play here — and there’s 6GB of RAM on board, half as much as the 12GB you’ll find on Samsung’s top ceramic flagship. The Xperia 1 is joined by a pair of midrange offerings in the form of the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. These are 6-inch and 6.5-inch (respectively) phones, both of which pack dual rear cameras and 21:9 displays. There’s no pricing available for the phones yet but we expect to hear more in the coming weeks. Mobile World Congress 2019 Phones 9read more
Shanina ShaikShanina Shaik Official InstagramShanina Shaik sure knows how to work the camera. But it looks like even the Victoria’s Secret Angel gets nervous about her beach body. The model took to Instagram and revealed that she had been working on her ‘summer body.’Shanina Shaik shared the sultry post and proved that she indeed is an angel. In an interview with InStyle Magazine Australia she said: “A lot of Pilates works right for my body. I like to work with [trainer] Megan Roup, she does a lot of dance cardio and Pilates-based work, using small weights and ankle weights.””I like to do a lot of infrared saunas as well, Shape House is one of my favourites, it’s just really good for water retention and inflammation.” The model also said that she did two workouts a day leading up to the show. Shanina is no stranger to hard work as is evident in the photographic evidence of her rocking body posted on Instagram from time to time. But there have been times when the model has taken a few missteps. One such misstep was her involvement in the Fyre Festival. Apparently, she was one of several supermodels who were paid to promote the disastrous Bahamas-based music festival in 2017 and was featured heavily in Netflix’s recently-documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Shanina ShaikShanina Shaik Official InstagramShanina confirmed that she had seen the Netflix exposé, admitting: ‘I cried when I watched it.’ Shanina apparently added that she would never have promoted the event if she had known about its doomed future and the backlash she would have received.The Victoria’s Secret angel seems to be bouncing back from all that controversy just like her fellow model Kendall Jenner.Shanina Shaik is a successful model who has walked the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which is a major gig for any model’s career. And to be able to achieve that at such a young age is definitely worthy of note. You can check out the pic here: Shanina ShaikShanina Shaik Official Instagram (shaninamshaik)read more
A boy was killed as a thunderbolt hit him in Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj on Tuesday. The deceased was Tanjil Hossain, 15, son of Lotu Mia of Pachlipara village under Korgaon union in Katiadi.Chairman of Korgaon union parishad Sharafat Loskar Parvez said Tanjil was hit by a lightning strike while he was going to fishing to a nearby water body around 11:00am.Locals rushed Tanjil to Bagolpur Jahurul Islam Medical College and Hospital where on-duty physicians declared him dead.
RohingyaThailand faced mounting calls on Thursday to stop pushing migrants back out to sea amid fears an exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar could spark a new wave of boatpeople.Fighting in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state has forced about half a million Rohingya to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh since August, prompting concerns they could be targeted by people smugglers and human traffickers.Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, have been fleeing strife for decades.Neighbouring Thailand was a popular transit route by boat and land until a 2015 Thai police crackdown led to ships full of migrants being abandoned at sea.“Thailand urgently needs to set a regional example by adopting humane refugee policies,” said Audrey Gaughran from Amnesty International as the group released a report accusing Thai authorities of failing to protect refugees.“Instead of callously repelling people fleeing unimaginable horrors, the Thai government should ensure safe passage for those seeking international protection in Thailand,” said the global issues director.Campaigners say the Rohingya are likely to start travelling after the monsoon in late November when the water is calmer.Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said last month his government is “preparing to receive” people fleeing Myanmar and send them back “when they are ready”.But the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), a military unit dealing with national security, recently told local media it would continue to prevent refugees from entering Thailand. The ISOC did not reply to a request for comment.In an open letter this week, campaign group Fortify Rights urged Thailand to abandon its “push back” policy.“Thailand’s leaders should be doing all they can to stem the violence in Myanmar and prepare to provide protection to refugees fleeing the attacks,” executive director Amy Smith said.Thailand does not recognise the status of any refugees or recognise the Rohingya as legitimate migrant workers.read more
By COLLEEN LONG and AMY FORLITI, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep the designation, making them one of the few groups permitted to stay in the U.S. under a program that has allowed them to remain here for years.Somalia was first designated for the special status in 1991, following the collapse of the authoritarian Siad Barre regime, and the designation had been extended in part because nationals feared returning because of the ongoing armed conflict there. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen cited the armed conflict and other extraordinary conditions in supporting the continuation of Somalia’s designation for about 500 people.(Courtesy Image/Logo)But the administration will not take on new applicants, disappointing advocacy groups.Those already with the status will be able to remain in the U.S. and will be allowed to work through March 17, 2020.Many Somalis have settled in Minnesota, which has the largest Somali population in the U.S. Community and immigration advocates have said that returning to Somalia would be a death sentence for some and that it would separate families.Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wrote a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, urging him to extend the special status. Dayton’s letter said the conditions in Somalia are treacherous, and he pointed to a recent State Department advisory that tells people to avoid traveling to Somalia because of crime, terrorism and piracy. The advisory says those who do travel to Somalia should draft a will before traveling, name a family member to be a point of contact in the event of a hostage situation and leave a DNA sample in case it is needed to identify remains.“Under those conditions, it would be horribly ‘Un-American’ to force innocent people to return to Somalia, to break up many of their families, and to forgo their chances to live safe and decent lives,” Dayton wrote.Members of Congress, including Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith of Minnesota, also wrote to the president, urging that the status be extended.Advocates for Somali nationals who are living in the U.S. said Thursday they are relieved that about 500 Somalis will be able to reregister to extend their protected status for 18 months, but they are disappointed the administration didn’t do more. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said if the administration would have redesignated the status instead of just extending it, then more than 1,000 Somali nationals could have enrolled.The International Rescue Committee and Muslim Advocates also expressed disappointment.“It is not only a mistake, it is a death sentence,” Muslim Advocates said in a statement.Around 437,000 immigrants from 10 countries have had temporary protected status, a designation created in 1990 to allow people from countries ravaged by natural disasters like earthquakes or man-made disasters like war to have a short-term safe haven.Those with it have generally been able to work and, with permission, travel outside the U.S. and return.Countries are added to the list as circumstances warrant, with renewals coming usually around every 18 months. While some countries were removed, others have stayed on for years, which critics say turns the program into default amnesty. Other countries that had the status for long periods of time — like El Salvador or Honduras — were cut off under Trump.The protections were never meant to be permanent.Under Trump, the Department of Homeland Security also ended the program for Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal and Haiti. Several groups are suing to stay in the U.S.Protections were extended for about 1,100 Yemenis and 6,900 Syrians who already have them, but the administration has said it won’t take on new applicants.Trump has said he wants to curtail legal immigration and has been cracking down broadly on illegal immigration.___Forliti reported from Minneapolis.read more