Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condemns sharing of morphed image of Navjot Singh Sidhu

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday strongly condemned the sharing of a morphed picture of Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on social media platforms.Singh also urged people to refrain from sharing the same.”Strongly condemn the sharing of the morphed image of sherryontop on various social media platforms. Request everyone to refrain from sharing/forwarding such defamatory content without verification,” he tweeted.The Pakistan-based pro-Khalistan leader and member of Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Gopal Singh Chawla has shared the Sidhu’s morphed image sporting green turban with a star and crescent on his Facebook page.The photo was shared by many on social media platforms including Twitter.Notably, the stalemate between both Singh and Sidhu continued as the cricketer-turned-politician has not taken the charge of power ministry yet.In a portfolio reshuffle exercise on June 6, Singh divested Sidhu of the key portfolios of local government, tourism and cultural affairs and allotted him power and new and renewable energy sources ministry.Sidhu was also snubbed when he was left out of the consultative groups which were formed by the chief minister on June 8, aimed to accelerate the pace of implementation of government’s flagship programmes.Sidhu had met even met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi last month in New Delhi and “apprised him of the situation” and also handed over a letter to him.Sidhu, a former BJP leader who had joined Congress just ahead of 2017 Punjab assembly polls, has been at loggerheads with Amarinder.Both Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur, a former MLA, have gone incommunicado a day after the portfolio reshuffle.advertisementALSO READ | When are you quitting politics: Posters calling for Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation appear in MohaliALSO WATCH | Captain Amarinder Singh asks Rahul Gandhi to choose between him or Navjot Singh Sidhulast_img read more

Strong Security Being Maintained at Ports of Entry – Minister Bunting

first_img National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the Government remains committed to maintaining the island’s ports of entry at globally competitive standards.“We understand that for an airport to be globally competitive, it needs not just to be safe and secure and difficult to traffic contraband through, but it also has to be enjoyable for your clients, your customers, who are the passengers going through,”Mr. Bunting said while speaking at Wednesday’s (September 4) handing over ceremony for the newly refurbished Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) police station in Kingston.Mr. Bunting said initial meetings held with the Ministries of Tourism and Entertainment, and Transport, Works and Housing as well as the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) yielded consensus of the need to ensure that the standards of the ports, particularly airports, “not only meet but exceed the expectations of the most discriminating visitors.” This,  as “our airports (are) not competing locally, (but) globally.”He pointed out that the Ministry plays a “critical” role in ensuring that competitiveness in terms of immigration services, and security protocol.  In this regard, he said, the Ministry undertook the re-engineering of outgoing immigration services, which, he contended, have been “very successful”.“The transit times have improved quite dramatically, and we have been able to re-deploy some of those immigration officers to the incoming immigration (section). I have now asked the Chief Executive Officer of the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) to work on, if not eliminating, at least similarly re-engineering the incoming immigration and, hopefully, eliminating it for our nationals,” the Minister advised.In terms of security, Mr. Bunting said the Ministry and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continue to recruit police personnel “at good pace” for deployment to the island’s ports. This move, he notes, has among other things, resulted in an increase in the quantity of narcotics intercepted, and interdictions this year.“While it, on one hand, reflects the hard work of our team, I think, also, it reflects that there is increased activity by narcotics traffickers. This (narcotics trafficking) is one of the activities that threatens the normal operations of an airport (and) threatens the viability of some of your wholesale customers, like your airlines and your cargo handlers, etcetera. We are conscious that we have to re-double efforts, now, to ensure that these…facilities are not exploited for illicit means,” the Minister said.Against this background, Mr. Bunting gave the Ministry’s assurance and JCF’s commitment to continue cooperating to address such issues. He emphasised that technology will be pivotal in that endeavour, adding that “we can effectively use the technology to support the policing activities, not just in detection, but also in prevention.”Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, who also spoke at the ceremony, advised that the JCF recently revamped the structure for its ports security portfolio.“(That area is) now under the command of a Senior Superintendent of Police, who is Mr. (Anthony) Powell, and he will have charge over all the subdivisions of the ports portfolio, which includes Norman Manley (airport) and the other ports around Jamaica,” Mr. Ellington informed.The facilities at the Norman Manley International Airport police station have been significantly improved following its renovation and expansion at a cost of approximately $23 million.The work, which was funded by Norman Manley International Airport Limited (NMIA)/Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), included extensive refurbishing of offices, bathrooms, interview rooms, changing rooms for police officers, and the kitchen/canteen, among other areas. The project was undertaken in three phases over some 12 months. The JCF continues to recruit police personnel “at good pace” for deployment to the island’s ports The Government remains committed to maintaining the island’s ports of entry at globally competitive standards Story Highlights The Ministry plays a “critical” role in ensuring that competitiveness in terms of immigration serviceslast_img read more

FLOW celebrates Education Week 2017 giving back to over 500 kids

first_imgFacebook 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 Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – In honor of Education Week 2017, FLOW TCI has partnered with the largest public school in the TCI, Oseta Jolly Primary, to provide lunch packaged in FLOW branded lunch kits for the lower grade students and drawstring backpacks for the higher grade students.Present at the school was Mrs. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager for FLOW TCI, Mr. Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive and other excited and enthused team members.  “In order to ensure success, you have to be equipped with the right tools. We as a team, therefore, thought it necessary to celebrate with the little learners at Oseta Jolly during EW17 to equip them be successful in their learning process,” says Hall.The students and teachers were thrilled for their presence and partnership as the team is always a source of motivation to the school family.   Hilaire added, “It is a joy to be able to see the humility and appreciation from students when we do our part in giving back. We were delighted to able to bring such an experience to the students at Oseta Jolly to kick of EW17.”Principal Mrs. Rachel Handfield, thanked Flow for their continous support of the school and their support of Education Week 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and teachers throughout the TCI, a joy filled and encouraging week.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Ancelotti tips PSG for Champions League success

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti has tipped former side Paris Saint-Germain for Champions League glory but Napoli can end those ambitions early.The first tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes, where PSG fought back twice to scrape a point.“It’s an important game and can be decisive for both teams,” Ancelotti told Telefoot via Football Italia.“We ended up in a very difficult group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The result can be decisive for the future of our side in the competition, but the same goes for Paris.“We need an extraordinary performance in order to get the victory because we don’t have the kind of exceptional players they do throughout the squad.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Ancelotti effectively started Paris Saint-Germain’s domination of French football, but they have never been able to match it with Champions League results.“They’ve lacked experience in the important moments of the Champions League, but the team is stronger this season and the players have more belief in themselves. They know that they can win the Champions League this term.“This is a game that can decide the destinies of these two teams,” continued Ancelotti.“I think Kylian Mbappé and Neymar can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the global football landscape. If Kylian doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or this year, he certainly will over the next few seasons.“Neymar has a new position and is at the heart of the team now. His new placement allows him to be more dangerous and effective for his team.”last_img read more

Appropriators Question Relocation Plans for Pacific Realignment

first_imgThe Defense Department plans to increase the sustainability of its forces now stationed in Japan by relocating more than 9,000 Marines from Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and Australia.It’s not clear, though, if sufficient military infrastructure is available in any of those locations to support the relocation, or if DOD has developed adequate estimates of the cost to build facilities needed to accommodate the moves, according to the explanatory statement accompanying the military construction and veterans affairs component of the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Obama Friday.To address those concerns, House and Senate appropriators direct the Government Accountability Office to report on the progress being made on the various realignment initiatives, the costs associated with the plans and whether any alternatives are being considered. They direct the agency to answer a variety of questions:to what extent has DOD identified a comprehensive plan that guides the appropriate sequencing of projects supporting the realignment of Marines and the interdependent projects on Okinawa, including associated times frames and costs for the projects?can the Okinawa realignment timeframe being accelerated?what is the status of development of DOD’s master plan to support the relocation of Marines to Guam?to what extent does sufficient, usable excess capacity exist on bases in Hawaii to support the Marines’ relocation there?to what extent do sufficient facilities in Australia exist to support the planned force rotations there?what estimated costs has DOD identified for developing new, or converting existing, infrastructure in Guam, Hawaii, Australia or other locations it may be considering for the realignment?what is the status of relevant host nation and land use agreements needed to carry out the plan? Which agreements are most likely to be challenged in court and cause further delays?Are there any suitable locations other than the Futenma Relocation Facility on or near the island of Okinawa to host Marine Corps aviation assets? If so, would there be any efficiencies or costs savings associated with a different location?The explanatory statement for the milcon spending bill contains a listing of all FY 2016 military construction projects receiving funding. The listing, organized by state and installation, starts on p. 21. The bill text also can be found on the House web site. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmington Little Leagues Latest Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are a couple of recent Wilmington Little League game summaries:AAA: Pirates at Astros on Tuesday, June 18 at Boutwell Field (Finals Game #1)The Pirates were able to take Game 1 of the best two-out-of-three AAA finals vs. the Astros last night by the score of 21 to 9. As always, it was a full team effort. Evan Walsh pitched 5 strong innings and was on base 4 times. Spencer Walker contributed 3 key singles and played stellar defense at both catcher and second base. Max Snapausky reached base all four times that he got up with 3 walks and a single. Aiden Harris delivered a clutch run-scoring double and stole home plate. Joe Mytych continued his all-star season with two hits and two walks. Jackson Cipolle walked twice and singled. Adam Ientile reached base all four times that he was up. Mickey Moroney had a key double and walked. Jacoby Tibbetts reached base once and played solid outfield defense. Max Glazer shined behind the plate as usual. Danny Fogg walked and played good outfield defense once again. Mark Cataldo singled and walked and made a nice catch at shortstop. Lastly, Dylan Mainini walked twice and singled. The Astros didn’t go without a fight however. The offense made contact against a strong Pirates’ pitching staff, led by Joey Fennelly who doubled and singled and Dylan Costantiello who ripped two singles. John Roofe and Jake Gryglik doubled as well while Connor Jamieson, Patrick Moriarty, Kevin Pruslin, and Tony Cummings also contributed clutch singles throughout the game. The Astros again showed plate discipline as Cael Considine was one of several drawing walks. Kyle Price, Aidan Raposa, and Owen Wills hit the ball hard only to fall victim to the Pirates’ strong defense. On the mound, Gryglik struck out three in two-plus innings, Wills fanned two in his inning, and Andrew Santo, Roofe, Jamieson, and Cummings struck out one each. Considine made a great play on the mound when he pitched helping end an inning in relief and Moriarty was efficient in his stint. The Astros defense was busy in the field as Fennelly, Considine, Roofe, Santo, Jamieson, Moriarty, Gryglik, Price, Wills, Pruslin, and Cummings all made solid plays. Moriarty and Fennelly each did a great job behind the plate.AAA: Astros at Pirates on Wednesday, June 19 at Boutwell Field (Finals Game #2)The Pirates and Astros, who have been atop the standings all year long, engaged in another hard-fought game, with the Pirates overcoming an 8-0 deficit to take the AAA championship.The Astros got off to a torrid start and gave the Pirates all they could handle throughout the game. In keeping with every game this season, every single Astro player made multiple contributions during the game. In fact, every single Astro batter had at least one hit in this game – a tribute to their consistency throughout the lineup. Tony Cummings, Joey Fennelly, Cael Considine, Andrew Santo, Jake Gryglik, Kyle Price, Owen Wills, and Kevin Pruslin all had singles in the first inning while Patrick Moriarty added a walk, leading to eight runs right out of the gate. Cummings had three hits on the day while John Roofe and Moriarty each had a single and double to lead the way. Fennelly and Santo wound up with two hits each while Dylan Costantiello, Connor Jamieson, and Aidan Raposa each added additional singles later in the game. Raposa’s was a perfectly-placed bunt that the defense couldn’t get to in time. Santo and Cummings each struck out two in two innings and made two plays in the field to help their own causes. Fennelly struck out one and also made two plays on the mound in the fifth inning. Considine, Roofe, Moriarty, Jamieson, Gryglik, Pruslin, and Raposa were among those busy making plays in the field. Fennelly and Moriarty again did an outstanding job behind the plate.As it has been all season, the Pirates’ victory was also a total team effort. Mark Cataldo pitched two and a half strong innings and then was relieved by Joe Mytych who steadied the Pirates by throwing nothing but strikes in his three innings of work. Spencer Walker came in with the Astros having the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning to shut the door on their comeback attempt. Each boy showed tremendous poise under such intense game pressure. Dylan Mainini made the defensive play of the game as he robbed the Astros of a bases-clearing hit as he snared a line drive out to left field and then doubled up the runner on third base. He chipped in with a clutch double in the late innings. Danny Fogg got on base two times and scored both times to contribute to the effort. Max Glazer was his usual steady self behind the plate catching, got on base two times, and scored twice. Jacoby Tibbetts, who really came on towards the end of the season, contributed by getting on base twice and scoring once. Spencer Walker, not only closed out the game with great pitching, but also made a key defensive play as pitcher and as a second baseman; he also scored a key run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mark Cataldo chipped in on the offensive effort as well by getting on base twice, stealing a base, and scoring once. Mickey Moroney played solid at first base and outfield as well as knocked in a few runs in the pivotal first-inning rally for the Pirates. Adam Ientile had a key two-out, two-run scoring single in the bottom of the 4th inning. Joe Mytych not only pitched great but, as usual, also contributed to the Pirates’ offense by getting two key hits. Aiden Harris knocked in a few runs, stole a few bases, scored a few runs, and played his usual solid defense in the field. Evan Walsh, the star pitcher from the previous game vs. the Astros, reached base three times and scored two runs. Last but not least, Max Snapausky caught two solid innings, got on base three times, and scored two important runs for the team. Jackson Cipolle, who was not at this game, was a key contributor to the Pirates all year long.The Astros showed tremendous class, applauding each Pirate as they deservedly received their trophy and the Pirates offer their congratulations to the Astros on a great season! (NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)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? 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Baltimore Recording Artist Jason Nelson Celebrates Top 10 Success of I Am

first_imgRCA Inspiration artist Jason Nelson has a Top 10 hit on his hands with the powerful single, “I Am.”The song is from Nelson’s forthcoming album, Jesus Revealed, and has been steadily climbing the charts since its release. It jumped two spots from last week to reach the #10 position on this week’s Mediabase Gospel chart.Bishop Jason Nelson is pastor of The Tabernacle at Greater Bethlehem Temple in Randallstown, Md.He considers one of his greatest accomplishments to be his family, wife Tonya, and children Jaelyn, and Jason Christopher.“I’m so excited that the world is hearing the message of I AM,” said Bishop Nelson. “I feel like the favor of GOD is at work. GOD is reminding us of HIS power and concern for HIS people. ‘I AM’ lets us know that GOD will be GOD if we allow HIM. Just let HIM be I AM.”“I Am” is the first single from Nelson’s album, Jesus Revealed, which was recorded live and features  Tasha Page-Lockhart. The live recording was attended by some of Nelson’s contemporaries including, Tasha Cobbs, Livre, Maurette Brown Clark, and his brother, Jonathan Nelson. The song was also the first one he composed for the new album, which will be available everywhere Jan. 20, 2015.Visit Vevo to see The Making of Jesus Revealed: http://smarturl.it/BTSJesusRevealed?IQid=pressFor more information visit:Website:   www.jnelsononline.comFacebook:  www.facebook.com/jasonnelsonmusicTwitter:    www.twitter.com/pastorjnelsonInstagram:  @pastorjnelsonlast_img read more

Inventory Out of Control Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps

first_img Inventory management is a balancing act. Too many of these and too few of those and suddenly your bottom line is shrinking and there’s not enough money coming in to replace what’s going out.It can be particularly tricky when you run a small business. If your margins are already tight, a forgotten case of summer merchandise in a remote storage facility really hurts. Luckily, you don’t need an expensive inventory management system to keep track of it all. You simply need a smartphone or tablet and one of these easy-to-use apps.1. Stock ControlIf you have items stored in a variety of places, Stock Control can help you find what you need fast. The inventory input screen allows you to note an item’s physical location — be it a storage unit on the other side of town or a specific shelf in your warehouse. You can also create your own groupings by size, color or style, so you can easily search, for example, all of the red shirts in stock versus the blue ones. Add quantity and cost and Stock Control will let you know at a glance how much money you have tied-up in each item.Running low? The app can send you a restock reminder. It can also generate a PDF catalog to share internally or with customers via email.Stock Control works on both the iPhone and iPad.  It’s free to try for up to 15 items. The full version is $9.99.Related: 3 Mobile Apps to Help You Make Good Habits — Or Break Bad Ones2. On Shelf — Retail Inventory ManagerThis is an iPad app that focuses on optimizing your inventory by monitoring what sells, when and how fast. The app produces sales reports on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. From here you can drill down to see selling trends and which products are returning the most profit.On Shelf then uses the sales trend information to figure out how many of each item you need to keep in stock and when you need to order more. The app even figures in average order lead time on individual items so you won’t run out before the new merchandise arrives.Red, green and yellow status lights make it easy to see where your inventory stands in an instant. You can even use it to place and track your inventory orders and review customer histories.The app sells for $4.99 and requires an iPad running iOS 7 or higher.Related: De-Stress and Unwind With These 3 Free Relaxation Apps3. LettuceIf you’re looking for an app that can handle all aspects of your ecommerce business, Lettuce is all you need. This beautifully designed iPad app not only keeps track of your inventory, but it also functions as a mobile catalog and point-of-sale application. That makes it perfect for trade shows, sales reps and flea market sellers.What really makes this app unique is that it integrates with all of the other online tools you use to run your business such as QuickBooks and all major shipping services. Coming soon is the ability to interface with Etsy, eBay and Amazon so you can spread your inventory out over all the ecommerce platforms without worrying about the double-sell.The app is free with your monthly Lettuce subscription. The service starts at $39 a month, but you’ll need to upgrade to the $89 a month if you want to monitor your inventory online with a 14-day free trial.Related: Mobile Apps to Make Business Travel Easier Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 27, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more