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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – Drugs and guns are being smuggled out of Haiti and into The Bahamas without a doubt and a major drug bust in Inagua last weekend further confirms the worst, as the interdiction netted a huge find of nearly $2m in cocaine with five Haitians arrested.   Today those men, who were taken into custody after a search of their vessel exposed 106 packets of the illegal drug, are locked up at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.    So far, one of the men, 47 year old Dones Benjamins of Cap Haitian has entered a guilty plea when he appeared in court last week Thursday.   Benjamins was sentenced to five years.The four co-accused are not so ready to admit to any guilt; they say they are not guilty and will face trial in February.   The names revealed at the arraignment are: Walter Gustave, Marc Evens Belfort, Ifrandieu Clermonvil and Vickson Polydor; all from Haiti, and say they did not know the captain was trafficking the narcotics.The Bahamas DEU and US Drug Enforcement Agency said it was intel which led them to search the freighter, though the men had already cleared immigration.   A sealed compartment stored 43 packages of cocaine; another sealed compartment which was opened with a blow torch by investigators held another 63 packages of cocaine.   The street value of the drugs is said to be over $1.7m.  Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes sentenced Benjamins to five years for conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, three years for conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, five years for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and three years for importation of dangerous drugs.The sentences are to run concurrently.  Still unreported is where this 273 pounds of cocaine was headed, or to whom.#MagneticMediaNews#majordrugbustinInagau#DonesBenjaminsgetsfiveyearsimprisonmentPhoto credit: The Tribune Related Items:#DonesBenjaminsgetsfiveyearsimprisonment, #magneticmedianews, #majordrugbustinInagaulast_img read more

first_imgPeter Caranicas, managing editor of Variety, will lead the effort editorially. Each edition of Artisans will include a major feature story, recent news and economic reporting. Variety has covered the behind-the-scenes action of Hollywood for more than 100 years, but the show business b2b brand is going deeper with the launch of Artisans. The new vertical aims at the people who make the television and movie industries go, but never show up on screen—the “below-the-line” community of cinematographers, costume designers, stunt workers and agents.Starting with its July 29 issue, Artisans will appear regularly in the weekly print magazine, as well as online with digital-only features, including in-studio video interviews and field reports.”This is an area of the industry that has been widely unreported and Variety intends to own this coverage,” says Claudia Eller, Variety editor-in-chief of film, in a statement. “No movie, TV show or commercial could be made without the hard work of these unsung heroes. And we are committed to telling their stories and shining a spotlight on the tough issues they confront in their jobs.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — You have seen and taken pictures of our favorite places in Wilmington. But have you seen that same view from above? Joe Turner Photography will show you views of our town from the treetop level.Turner’s photography will be on display in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s second-floor Meeting Room during the month of May for public viewing.Turner will hold a public reception with light refreshments on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7pm. Step back in time and view a comparison of iconic Wilmington buildings and places alongside historic pictures of the same familiar sites. All are welcome.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, May 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”last_img read more

first_imgJustin Bieber and Hailey BaldwinGetty ImagesJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were recently spotted in a park where they both seemed to be engulfed into some heated discussion. There were reports that Justin is apparently facing some depression in his life and now the acclaimed model has been urged by Wendy Williams to just get over Justin Bieber and simply divorce him.It was earlier reported that just like Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber is also receiving treatment for depression. Several sources claimed that the Canadian pop singer seems down and tired all the time. He is also claimed to be struggling. Even the “Never Say Never” singer posted on Instagram that he is not having the best days and asked his fans to pray for him.Apparently, this is not the very first time when Justin Bieber has faced depression ever since he got involved with Hailey Baldwin. Back when the reports surfaced that Selena Gomez had an emotional breakdown, there were several stories that alleged that Justin was spotted crying as he walked out of his church.Over the last couple of months, Hailey Baldwin has supported Justin Bieber in everything but as per Wendy Williams, things will get worse when the “Sorry” singer will become a father. As per Williams, Hailey Baldwin should divorce Justin for the sake of love to help him focus on his own health. Justin Bieber and Hailey BaldwinInstagram”Hailey Baldwin is only 22, she’s supposed to be a newlywed,” said Wendy. “I think I’d want to divorce him in the name of love. In the name of love and friendship. I’m 22, I met you when I was 17. Now, he’s with these public cries and what if they want to have kids? Is he going to be an adequate father? What kind of father and husband is he going to be?”Wendy Williams then suggested that all this drama is apparently too much for a 22-year-old model. The acclaimed talk show further stated that ‘in the name of love,’ Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin “can quickly get divorce.”In any case, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin love each other a lot. There have been some hurdles at the start of their married life but it does not mean that they should part ways. Some suggest that in days to come, the acclaimed pop star will come out as stronger than ever and his beautiful wife will be standing right next to him.You can watch Wendy Williams’ entire episode here where she talks about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s divorce:last_img read more

first_imgThe market will be keenly watching the progress of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The past four phases have returned 67 percent polling which is similar to that in 2014, giving rise to speculation that there is no anti-incumbency wave.Reuters fileThe markets are expected to remain rangebound during the week as the seven-phase general election continues unless the unfolding earnings season brings up some surprise for sectoral push. The Chinese team for trade talks with the US will arrive in Washington on May 8, but a breakthrough is unlikely despite US President Donald Trump’s claim a deal could be signed any moment now. Chinese media have been less optimistic and have tried to play down expectations.The market will be keenly watching the direction of oil price through the first full week after the waiver from sanctions that the US granted to major Iranian oil importers ended on May 2. Brent crude continued to reign above $70 a barrel, heating up worries in major consumer markets. Suggestions in media of non-Opec member Russia that it will further cut production this week could send crude to over $75 a barrel and make markets jittery.While traders could look for stock-specific play as earnings unfold, economic data like March factory output and manufacturing numbers could bolster the markets.The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex fell 104.07 points, or 0.27 percent, to 38,963, last week while the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty fell 42.40 points, or 0.6 percent, to 11,712. Significantly, Sensex closed the week below 39,000 points and Nifty fell through the 11,750 and will need a fresh impetus to find a direction. The market will be particularly watchful of the earnings season this week. Among the major companies announcing their March quarter results are Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India and HCL Tech.TwitterThe fifth phase of voting in the general elections on Monday will see voting in 51 Lok Sabha constituencies in seven states. The 67 percent voting in the first four phases is deemed comparable to 67.6 percent in 2014, supporting the market feeling that the incumbent party could return to power led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.On the earnings front, 216 companies will report their March quarter earnings in the coming week. The key players include State Bank of India (SBI), Bharti Airtel, Vedanta, Escorts, Titan, HCL Tech, and Apollo Tyres. Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, and Marico will be announcing results on Monday, Vedanta, Escorts and CEAT on Tuesday, Titan and Dhanlaxmi Bank on Wednesday, HCL Tech and Apollo Tyres on Thursday and SBI, L&T, Eicher Motors and Allahabad Bank on Friday.The market’s expectations of the industrial production numbers for March set to be announced on Friday will continue to influence the market direction. The index of industrial production (IIP) was a 20-month low in February. Monday’s purchasing manufacturer’s index (PMI) will also be keenly watched for a cue on the direction of the economy.last_img read more

first_imgFinance Ministry officials had said the government could raise about 10-15 per cent of the proposed Rs 7.1 lakh crore government borrowings this fiscal through sovereign bonds. TwitterThe Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) wants the Finance Ministry to re-look the idea of issuing foreign currency overseas sovereign bonds and critically examine issues raised by former bankers and economists before taking any call on implementing the budget proposal.The PMO has asked the ministry to seek more consultation from stake-holders before proceeding with any plans. Finance Ministry officials had said the government could raise about 10-15 per cent of the proposed Rs 7.1 lakh crore government borrowings this fiscal through sovereign bonds.The chief architect of the proposed bond was the former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and he had a lone supporter in this campaign. Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian had said this is the right opportunity for India to raise funds through overseas sovereign bonds at a much cheaper rate, compared with those in the domestic market.Garg has since been moved to the Power Ministry and the sudden move just after the Budget presentation and its approval by Parliament is being seen by many paying the price for pushing the idea of foreign money into India by a government led by a largely nationalist, right-wing party where the ‘swadeshi’ card evokes sentiments. The former Finance Secretary is being seen as hurting such sentiments, while former RBI Governors and other experts shot down the idea as risky.The opposition to the proposed bond is widespread. The government should not issue foreign sovereign debt without getting into larger public consultations, and the many arguments it has given in favour of issuing such securities do not hold, Rathin Roy, member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, had recently said.He said government should pay attention to what several former Governors of the Reserve Bank of India are saying, the sovereign liabilities are in perpetuity.Roy also dismissed the contention that such bonds are cheaper after the hedging costs are added. Noting there was a reason why the country hadn’t issued overseas debt for 70 years, he had said that Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Greece, and Indonesia had all paid a price for foreign currency sovereign borrowings.”I have grave concerns about this proposal on grounds of economic sovereignty, and about the macroeconomic consequences… the government should instead look at relaxing the rupee bond limits for foreign portfolio investors,” Roy said.Former RBI Governors Raghuram Rajan, C. Rangarajan and Y.V. Redy and former Chief Statistician Pronab Sen had also raised concerns over the Finance Ministry’s proposal.Rajan has said that any plan to issue foreign currency debt has no real benefit and is fraught with risks. A global bond sale won’t reduce the amount of domestic government bonds the local market has to absorb and the country should worry about short-term “faddish investors buying when India is hot, and dumping us when it is not”, he had written in a newspaper column.Rangarajan has said that borrowing in foreign currencies may expose the economy to risks as the rupee’s depreciation or current account deficit cannot be contained in the long run. Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha has said that even in the face of the 1991 balance of payment crisis, the government did not go for sovereign bonds.The main fear is as they argued it could create long-term economic risks by exposing the government’s liabilities to currency fluctuations.All of these experts had suggested issuing rupee bonds instead of foreign currency bonds.In an interaction with IANS, Ashiwini Mahajan, the co-convenor of the RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), said: “About 95 per cent of the experts are saying the move is risky. The average depreciation in the rupee is 6.23 per cent in the last few years. The overseas rates of interest is 3.25 per cent, so together it makes 9.5 per cent.”In India, the government borrows at 6-7 per cent. So how the foreign currency bonds are cheap? The whole idea of a sovereign bonds is bad idea for any other country, not just for India. Everywhere the sovereign borrowing has led these countries into the debt trap, into the vortex of debt. It is a risk not worth taking. It is a foolish idea.”The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose as much as 11 basis points to 6.55 per cent after the news of a rethink of the proposal, as market participants fear this may boost government borrowing in the domestic market.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her maiden Budget speech on July 5, had announced: “India’s sovereign external debt to GDP is among the lowest globally at less than 5 per cent. The government would start raising a part of its gross borrowing programme in external markets in external currencies. This will also have beneficial impact on demand situation for the government securities in domestic market.”Garg had told Indian business leaders last week that the overseas debt move was part of efforts to bring down real interest rates for Indian firms, and to help the economy grow faster.last_img read more

first_imgNobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoilThe Swedish Academy said Friday it would postpone this year’s Nobel Literature Prize for the first time in almost 70 years, as it is rocked by turmoil over links to a man accused of rape and sexual assault.“The Swedish Academy intends to decide on and announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 in parallel with the naming of the 2019 laureate,” it said.The institution, founded in 1786, has on seven previous occasions chosen to reserve the prize: in 1915, 1919, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1936 and 1949.“On five of those occasions, the prize was delayed then awarded at the same time as the following year’s prize,” the Academy said in a statement.The body has been plunged in crisis since November, in the wake of the global #MeToo campaign, when Swedish newspaper of reference Dagens Nyheter published the testimonies of 18 women claiming to have been raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by Jean-Claude Arnault, an influential figure on the Swedish culture scene.Arnault, the French husband of Academy member and poet Katarina Frostenson, has denied the allegations.The revelations have sowed discord among the Academy’s 18 members about how to move forward, and in recent weeks, six of them have chosen to resign, including permanent secretary Sara Danius.“The active members of the Swedish Academy are of course fully aware that the present crisis of confidence places high demands on a long-term and robust work for change,” the Academy’s interim permanent secretary Anders Olsson said in the statement.“We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence in the Academy before the next laureate can be announced,” he said.last_img read more

first_img © 2016 Phys.org More information: Claudio Maggi, et al. “Self-Assembly of Micromachining Systems Powered by Janus Micromotors.” Small. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201502391 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further The researchers, Claudio Maggi, et al., from Italy, Germany, and Spain, have published a paper on the microgears in a recent issue of the journal Small.”The modern tools of nanotechnology can be used to shape matter at the micron and nanoscale with a high degree of structural and morphological control,” Maggi, at the University of Rome, told Phys.org. “Recently researchers have started to investigate possible strategies to ‘give life’ to these structures and provide them with some mechanism for self-propulsion. The whole effort of miniaturizing machines becomes useless, however, if large and expensive equipment is still required to drive and control propulsion at the micron scale. For this reason, we are working on the development of advanced materials, collectively referred to as ‘active matter,’ that can convert some embedded energy source into directed motion.”The active matter materials used here are micromotors in the form of Janus particles. Like the two-faced Roman god, Janus particles have two faces, or surfaces, that give them an asymmetric character. Here, one side of each 5-µm particle is coated with platinum, so that when the particles are immersed in a hydrogen peroxide solution, they move in one direction. In a solution containing both Janus particles and passive 8-µm microgears, some of the self-propelled Janus particles collide with the microgears. The Janus particles then autonomously orient themselves so that their propelling direction runs along the sides of the gears, and their forward momentum locks them in place in the gears’ teeth. Up to six Janus particles can be lodged into the microgears’ six teeth.This strategy is similar to previous methods of moving microobjects that use the collective motion of bacteria or synthetic microswimmers. However, all of these previous methods have required high bacteria/microswimmer concentrations and moved in a highly random way, making it difficult to control and reproduce the motion. The biggest advantages of the new method are that it works with lower particle concentrations and the motion is highly deterministic. The researchers found that the microgear’s spinning speed increases linearly as the number of Janus particles locked into the gear increases from 1 to 3. With 4 particles and beyond, the speed flattens out and then begins to decrease, which is likely because the additional Janus particles deplete the hydrogen peroxide fuel so that the speed of all the particles decreases.”We have now demonstrated that active Janus colloids can self-assemble around a micro-fabricated rotor in reproducible configurations with a high degree of spatial and orientational order,” said coauthor Roberto Di Leonardo at the Italian National Research Council, and the coordinator of the research group. “The interplay between geometry and dynamical behavior leads to the self-assembly of autonomous micromotors starting from randomly distributed particles. Besides having a clear technological interest, our results demonstrate that understanding fundamental aspects of interactions in active matter systems opens the way to highly reproducible and controllable micromachines for lab-on-chip applications.”In the future, the researchers plan to investigate how tuning the concentration of hydrogen peroxide can be used to control the rotational speed of the micromotors. Controlling the speed is essential for lab-on-chip micromachines and other applications.The research was funded by two ERC Starting Grants and combines recent advances in catalytic propulsion (Grant n. 311529) and statistical mechanics of active matter (Grant n. 307940). Janus particles dock in between the teeth of a microgear to propel it forward. Credit: Maggi, et al. ©2015 Small Journalcenter_img Micromotors for energy generation Citation: Microgears rotate when pushed by tiny motors (2016, January 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-01-microgears-rotate-tiny-motors.html Journal information: Small (Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a new type of microgear that spins when micromotors become lodged into the corners of the gear’s teeth. The micromotors use the surrounding hydrogen peroxide solution as fuel to propel themselves forward, which in turn causes the microgears to spin. In the future, the tiny gears could be used as the building blocks for making autonomous micromachines.last_img read more

first_imgAmid much fervour and gaiety, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), on Wednesday, celebrated the first anniversary of the world’s largest wooden charkha by decorating it by flowers, banners and posters. This Charkha, made under the aegis of KVIC, was unveiled by BJP president Amit Shah, in presence of Union Minister of MSME Kalraj Mishra and Ministers of State for MSME Giriraj Singh and KVIC Chairman Vinay K Saxena in a grand function on July 5 last year at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe four-tonne charkha is made of high-quality Burma teak wood and is estimated to last for over 50 years. It is 9 feet wide, 17 feet tall and 30 feet long. The order to make the spinning wheel was given to Paryog Samiti, a KVIC unit, near Sabarmati Ashram, where 42 carpenters made it in 55 days.Enthused by the massive response from the commuters, who overwhelmingly hailed India’s quest to foster an egalitarian society as demonstrated by the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi throughout the year, KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said, “As per a random survey made by KVIC in initial three months, on average, more than 3,250 visitors, including foreign travellers, had taken ‘Selfie with Charkha’ per day. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the basis of this figure, more than 12 lakh commuters took selfies in the last one year. And, since most of them were travelling to different foreign countries, they must have shared their pictures with this symbol of non-violence and signature fabric Khadi across the globe.”Vinai Kumar Saxena to the initiative to install the world’s largest charkha at the international airport on the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase India’s symbol of non-violence to the world through the airport where around 2,50,000 people visit every day. Mr Saxena further said that the idea behind displaying the world’s biggest spinning wheel at the country’s busiest airport was to promote India’s rich cultural heritage through a symbol of Swadeshi, swablamban (self-sufficiency) and sahbhagita (interdependence). The KVIC staff wholeheartedly took care and maintained the Charkha round the clock. In the words of VK Saxena, “Like the memorial to unknown soldiers is memorial to the unknown rural masses, who heard the call of the father of the nation and took to the demonstrated ways of self-reliance and dignity of labour.”last_img read more

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Thanks to next-generation mobile broadband services, more business data are moving faster in more places than ever.Except perhaps one: The wireless network in your shop.Chances are good that your wireless network is probably still plugged into a traditional cable modem, phone-company DSL line or, if yours is a bigger business, a broadband digital data option.CradlePoint Wireless 3G/4G RouterBut one start-up, CradlePoint, is offering cellular-company-provided data access in a fixed office. The Boise, Idaho-based company has developed a line of 4G/3G office routers that connect to Verizon’s LTE super-fast cellular-data network, as well as networks from the other big carriers, including Sprint and AT&T, and others such as Cricket and Comcast.CradlePoint’s 4G/3G routers cleverly allow several users to share a single cell Web data account. We’ve been testing CradlePoint’s MBR95, a wireless 4G/3G router, to get a sense of what this all-for-one, one-for-all wireless-data approach can — and can’t — do for office wireless networks.We found that, although it’s unlikely users will want to ditch their cable Internet altogether, adding cellular capability to an office network can offer attractive benefits the small-business owner.What You GetCradlePoint’s 4G routers offer what the company calls “always on” Internet. CradlePoint devices such as the MBR95, which retails at about $120, connect both a user’s cellular modem and, if configured, traditional access options like a cable modem.This way, the cellular network isn’t so much an all-in-one data solution, but a reliable backup. In other words, if the cable Internet goes out, the cellular data network kicks in so that users won’t have to wait for tech support to fix the problem before getting on with business.For Ken Hosac, CradlePoint’s director of product management, “always on” Internet is the company’s killer app, especially as more business activities are done in the cloud.”If you’re starting your own business, you’re not likely to go out and get large exchange server like in the old days. You’re probably going to get a subscription to Google apps,” he says. “Everything you use for your business, such as email, applications, is up in the cloud. So that network connection is even more important now.”What you might like: Users will like being able to share across-the-board access to 4G networks like Verizon’s. When it’s available, it’s just plain fast. The MBR95 we tested allows for 32 different wireless connections, and some of CradlePoint’s higher-end enterprise products allow for more than 100. CradlePoint supports a hefty number of modems and data carriers and its MBR95 supports 100-plus different devices and several dozen carriers.We found the set-up largely foolproof: Boot up the modem, connect the router and then create your wireless network through an easy-to-use, first-time set-up tool. Web access fired right up. Expect to spend less than half an hour creating both a private wireless network and a public guest network, which blocks off access to administrative features. That is not bad.Set up was so easy, you could take this unit with you when you travel.What you might not like: You are on your own when it comes to paying for — and managing — data use through your service provider. In other words, you better know your data deal if you want to avoid overage charges.If your data is capped, say at 5GB per month, which is Verizon’s standard introductory plan, overage charges are $10 for every GB you go over. That’s not terrible for single users. One GB is about 25 web pages per day, but mix in everybody else in the office and it can add up fast.Though a business can make such limits work — most firms obey some sort of data limit with a mobile data plan — unless you actively track usage, which is a science in itself, a business generally does not want to rely exclusively on the cellular-data access.Hosac says CradlePoint is planning to add a data-management feature this fall which will allow users to track their data and receive reminders or shut off the service when it gets close to running over.Bottom line: Though it’s far from the ultimate small-business data solution, CradlePoint is an intriguing option for the more mobile small business. If you do it right, and count your digital usage, you really can have a single office data-connectivity plan that works both in a fixed location and on the go.And that is compelling enough capability to make it worth at least some techno trial and error. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now August 3, 2011 4 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more