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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:clarence town, HMBS Durward Knowles, Hurricane Relief, Long Island, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Oct 2015 – Coral Harbour Base 11 Oct. (RBDF) – The Royal Bahamas Defense Force patrol craft, HMBS Durward Knowles, arrived at Clarence Town on Monday 5th October 2015. Acting Lieutenant Commander Carlon Bethel, Commanding Officer HMBS Durward Knowles, immediately contacted Mrs. Bootle-Bethel, the Island Administrator. During discussions with Mrs. Bethel, it was revealed that parts of Long Island had been cut off due to flooding, which made streets impassable for impact teams to reach disaster stricken areas. Marines, from the ship’s company were quickly deployed to assist with relief efforts underway with locals within the community. Teams included an engineering team that assisted in the repairing of the Community Centre’s generator. Teams were also dispatched to investigate the environmental impact of a beached vessel near the community. After a complete assessment was done, the grounded vessel posed no threat of potential or immediate environmental damage.With the arrival of additional Defence Force Impact Teams, areas once isolated became accessible. This allowed for proper assessment so that basic needs of the communities could be met. Fresh water and food being priority, cleanup efforts were also conducted to allow ease of access and transportation of incoming relief supplies. With the establishment of communication and transportation networks, relief centers are now able to provide more effective relief to the communities. Defence Force personnel continue to carry out assessments, assist in distribution and regulation of supplies and equipment while providing security.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with the island administrator, NEMA and Pathfinder representatives remain committed to relief efforts here in Long Island. Long Island fire extinguished Tropical Storm Kate now formed, almost all Bahamas on alert Haitian Migrants Apprehendedlast_img read more

first_img ADC AUTHOR A forthcoming plan from the Environmental Protection Agency will not limit PFOA and PFOS in drinking water, Politico reported, citing two sources familiar with the decision.The plan would exclude the hazardous chemicals from the Safe Drinking Water Act, which would have an impact on many military communities trying to clean up their water supply. The Pentagon has said the water is contaminated at more than 400 installations.last_img

first_img See All Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 4:18 Tags Comments The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD gets a new look to match its capability Chevrolet Preview • 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD: Low on tow, electronic helpers Chicago Auto Show 2019 reading • 2020 Chevy Silverado HD tows up to 35,500 pounds, has up to 910 lb-ft More about 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD More From Roadshow Share your voice Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and morecenter_img 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is a 35,500-pound-towing brute Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split 21 Photos Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors General Motors first showed us the look of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup truck in December, and now, we finally have all the important details. The biggest number concerns towing, which, at up to 35,500 pounds, has increased a whopping 52 percent over the last Silverado HD. That’s slightly more than the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty (35,100 pounds) and also bests the outgoing 2019 Ford Super Duty (35,000 pounds), though Ford’s figure is likely to climb for 2020 very soon. The Silverado HD’s maximum payload ratings are also up to 7,466 pounds. The new truck can tow up to 52 percent more than its predecessor. Chevrolet Towing capability is, of course, closely related to the beefy powertrains under the hood of the new Silverado HD. The base engine is a new, 6.6-liter, direct-injected Vortec V8 rated for 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. That beats the outgoing truck’s base 6.0-liter V8, which was good for 360 hp and 380 lb-ft. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The upgrade option is a Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8, which continues to be rated at 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. That’s a bit behind the curve now that the Ram HD is offering a whopping 1,000 lb-ft with its diesel engine. Still, the Duramax is now mated to a new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, which helps it bolster the aforementioned towing ratings. In fact, Chevy engineers beefed up all the critical components needed for the Duramax to tow 35,500 pounds. Compared with last year’s HD trucks, the new models’ boxed ladder frame is tougher, the axles are larger, the prop shafts are enlarged and even the Duramax’s cooling fan has increased by 2.5 inches in diameter. Advanced tech makes towing easier Chevrolet’s data show that 90 percent of its heavy-duty truck buyers use their vehicles for towing, so it’s no surprise the automaker has included lots of high technology to make that simpler — and safer — bundled under the brand name Advanced Trailering System. For starters, the Silverado HD can be equipped with cameras that provide up to 15 different camera views, including an accessory camera mounted to a trailer that allows drivers to “see through” what they’re towing. The feature will also be offered on the Chevy’s sibling, the 2020 GMC Sierra HD. It’s worth noting, however, that the Silverado HD does not offer adaptive cruise control, offered by both Ford and Ram’s HD trucks, or lane-keep assist. Chevrolet told Roadshow that adaptive cruise is “coming,” but it’ll likely debut on the Silverado 1500 first. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HDThe truck’s many variants include this 2500 HD Custom. Chevrolet The Silverado HD also is compatible with a Trailer App you can use to verify lights, tire pressures and other critical check-ins before setting off with a trailer. Each truck also has a customized Trailering Information Label, which reveals that specific model’s curb weight, gross vehicle weight rating, gross combined weight rating, maximum payload, maximum tongue weight and gross axle weight ratings — in other words, all the stats you’d want to know before hitching up your wagon. Other tech features include Park Grade Hold Assist, which can use all four of the truck’s service brakes (rather than just the parking brakes) to keep truck and trailer in place on a slope. The truck will stay in Tow/Haul mode if it was driven in that mode within the prior four hours. And a new after-run feature helps automatically cool down the Duramax diesel when necessary. If the engine is hot after heavy hauling, a message in the instrument cluster will advise the driver to leave the engine running. If he or she ignores it and exists the truck, the remote-start system will activate for up to 15 minutes so the Duramax can cool itself down properly. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HDEnlarged steps are now able to fit a size-12 boot and can support up to 500 pounds of weight. Chevrolet Bigger all round To go along with the beefed-up towing abilities, Chevy also supersized the Silverado HD everywhere else. Take the bed, for instance, which for the first time in Silverado HD history does not share its box with the 1500 models. The standard box has 6.7 inches more “usable width” and is 3 inches longer, while the long box (8-foot) is now 0.5 inch longer. At the same time, Chevy took steps to make using those boxes easier. The liftover height is now almost an inch lower than before, and the box sides have been lowered for easier fifth-wheel trailer towing. The CornerSteps that help users clamber up to the bed are larger, too, now able to accommodate a size-12 boot and tough enough to support 500 pounds of weight. So too has the truck’s cab itself grown. Silverado HD Crew Cab models now ride on a 5.2-inch longer wheelbase and boast a 10.4-inch longer length with a 1.4-inch wider width. That affords about 3 inches more cab length, Chevy says, contributing to more interior room. 2020 Chevy Silverado HDUp to 15 different camera angles are available to make towing easier and safer. Chevrolet As we saw in earlier releases, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD also has a brand-new design on the outside — one that has been a little polarizing. Regardless of what you think of the look, it’s worth noting that this Silverado HD has more differentiation from the 1500 model than ever before, with only the roof panel shared between the trucks. That massive front grille can optionally be equipped with active shutters, too, to help reduce drag and thus boost fuel efficiency. There will be five different trim levels, starting with the basic Work Truck and moving up through Custom, LT, LTZ and the flashy High Country. Chevy also says the truck is offered in a total of 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline combinations. Other engineering tweaks focused on improving usability for truck owners. The diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) filling port has been relocated, next to the diesel fuel filler, and there’s now a DEF level readout offered in the Chevy’s instrument cluster. A head-up display, a heavy-duty truck exclusive, provides more driving info at a glance. A redesigned block-heater plug, integrated into the bumper, is easier to reach and doesn’t require owners to pop the hood or leave cords dangling out of the truck’s grille. And Chevy says a redesigned snow-plow prep package is easier to install, without the need to drill holes in the truck. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD goes on sale this summer, with pricing set to be confirmed closer to that time. Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Chicago Auto Show 2019 Chevrolet • 2 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Trucks 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more

first_imgYoutube.comDK Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL, stated that he feels positive about the stance change from ‘neutral’ to ‘accommodative’ as it might help in the assurance of liquidity which in turn might make the transmissions better. According to him, there might be another rate cut to take the accommodative stance forward. businesstoday.inAccording to a statement given to Bloomberg Quint, Pankaj Murarka, CIO of Renaissance Investment Managers, said that the central bank has done its part and it is over to the central government to decide concrete policy measures and actions to revive growth in the budget. moneycontrolMihir Vora, CIO of Max Life Insurance, claimed that he was happy that the slowing down of the growth in the country was at last taken into the limelight and appropriate actions were taken. He added that he would want to see strategic moves to stimulate growth prospects in the economy. Ashutosh KhajuriaYoutube.comThe CFO of Federal Bank, Ashutosh Khajuria, curated the full outcome of the changes in the monetary policy.  He stated that the impact of stance change would affect the market more than the policy rate cut. “The stance change will lead to expectations that there will be more cuts in offerings and there will be negligible tightness of liquidity due to the accommodative stance,” he said.He also added that transmissions will take time in banks, as 80-85 percent of their balance sheets come from public deposits and it is difficult for banks to cut the deposit rates suddenly. twitterAdding on to the understanding of the bi-monthly monetary policy, Sampath Reddy, Chief Investment Officer, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company, said, “From an investment perspective the sharp fall in bond yields over the past month has benefited duration and bond funds. Presently, we prefer the short to medium term end of the yield curve.” cdcgroup.com”Liquidity level has been rising for 15 days. Interest rate trajectory is headed lower since global growth is slowing and inflation is staying low,” said Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman & CEO of HDFC. He even added that the boost is liquidity has negated the hopes of a CRR cut. rediff.comThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to reduce the Repo Rate by 25 bps in its second Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on June 6. The unanimous decision of the rate cut was carried out after analysing the slowing economy of the country.There were varying pre-estimations by economists, bankers, corporate owners and traders on their expectations from the monetary policy committee. Now, let’s understand from some reactions, what they take from the decisions of the RBI in the end.last_img read more

first_imgSyrian civilians and emergency services gathering at the site where a rocket hit a busy shopping area in Damascus’ Jaramana area, in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital. Photo: AFPA rocket killed 35 people in a Damascus shopping district Tuesday, in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital, as fire in the other direction left dozens of civilians dead in an opposition stronghold.The rocket attack came as heavy bombardment killed 38 civilians in the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus.State media said the opposition fire hit the area of Jaramana, which residents said was full of shoppers-including some buying presents ahead of Mother’s Day.A taxi driver, who asked not to give his name, said he was nearby when the rocket hit a street known for its cheap clothes and food shops.“The place was full of people buying presents for Mother’s Day,” the 41-year-old said.A nurse in her 30s, who asked not to be named, said the projectile hit a shopping area “next to a security checkpoint”.“The intensity of the blast was terrifying,” she said.Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has brought swathes of territory back under his control since the war started in 2011, with help from Russia and allied forces, including Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah militia.He has recently focused efforts on flushing out the last pockets that escape government control in and around the capital, the largest of them being Eastern Ghouta.‘Love one’ in a sackA month-long air and ground assault on the area, which was home to around 400,000 residents, has left more than 1,400 dead.Regime and allied forces have retaken more than 80 percent of Eastern Ghouta and splintered the rump of the enclave into three pockets, each controlled by different rebel groups.In images broadcast on Sunday, Assad congratulated soldiers in Ghouta, and told them Damascenes would “maybe tell their children in the coming decades how you saved the capital”.Clashes shook the various zones on Tuesday, with bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally killing at least 29 civilians in the main town of Douma, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Another nine civilians were killed in bombardment in other areas of the enclave, the Britain-based monitor said.Washington has voiced concern that the chaos in Syria could allow a revival of the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” collapsed late last year after three years of international military operations.The jihadists launched a surprise nighttime attack in a southern neighbourhood of Damascus, the Observatory said.Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the regime was sending reinforcements to retake Qadam, which was attacked from the adjacent IS-controlled neighbourhood of Hajar al-Aswad.The jihadists also have a presence in the nearby Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk.An AFP correspondent in Douma reported heavy bombardment through the night from Monday to Tuesday that left ambulances struggling to reach the wounded.At the town’s main hospital, a man walked the facility’s halls with a sack. Medics said it held the human remains of a loved one killed in raids.‘War crimes’After a seventh day of medical evacuations on Tuesday, some 1,800 civilians including 375 patients had crossed over into government-held territory, a medical source said.Tens of thousands of civilians have fled both the intense bombardment of Ghouta and the deprivations of a siege that lasted five years.The ramifications are catastrophic, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein told the Security Council, accusing the Damascus regime of “war crimes” in Eastern Ghouta.But Hussein also warned of another humanitarian catastrophe unfolding hundreds of kilometres (miles) to the north in the Syrian border enclave of Afrin.The Turkish army and its Syrian proxies-a motley assortment of jihadists, former rebels and members of other armed groups-seized Afrin from Kurdish forces on Sunday.Turkish military police deployed across the city on Tuesday, as some civilians tried to return to homes and shops looted by Ankara’s Syrian proxies.The two-month offensive has displaced around 100,000 people, most of them to the town of Tal Rifaat further east, the UN has said.On Tuesday, a convoy carrying food, blankets, and other aid was being delivered to thousands of families seeking refuge in Tal Rifaat, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.The capture of Afrin, one the cantons in the self-proclaimed autonomous administration run by Syria’s Kurds, has been a huge blow to the minority.last_img read more

first_imgPrior to being recruited for the CEO post, Miller said he was a “lightweight” user of Fandom, which he used mainly to resolve debates about Star Trek. “I happen to be a bit of a Star Trek nerd,” he said. Fandom, which launched as Wikia in 2004 before rebranding in 2016, claims to reach nearly 200 million unique visitors per month across more than 300,000 wiki entries spanning TV, movies and games, as well as original video.Today, Fandom’s main source of revenue is advertising but Miller said he also sees opportunities to launch new subscription businesses and events: “Comic-Con has become an enormous destination for fans,” he said.Perkins Miller previously was GM of StubHub’s Americas business, where he oversaw the ticket-seller’s $5 billion marketplace business in North America and Latin America. Before joining StubHub in 2016, he was the NFL’s chief digital officer and head of media operations for two years, responsible for all of the league’s media and technology platforms. Miller has held other senior management roles at media companies, including EVP of digital media for WWE, where he helped launched the WWE Network subscription service, as well as COO at Vocativ and COO at Universal Sports.“Perkins brings a powerful mix of vision and market experience to Fandom, along with a strong track record of building compelling fan-centric experiences,” Jon Miller (who is not related to Perkins) said in a statement. “He has meaningfully scaled companies, launched innovative new revenue streams, and, most importantly, done so with a true spirit of collaborative leadership.”Last month, Fandom completed its acquisition of Curse Media — operator of gaming-focused fan sites including Gamepedia and D&D Beyond — from Amazon-owned Twitch. Perkins Miller noted that D&D Beyond, for Dungeons & Dragons fans, operates two subscription tiers that strip out ads and provide enhanced features. Also, in the summer of 2018, Fandom bought digital video channel Screen Junkies, best known for its popular “Honest Trailers” spoof series, from now-defunct Defy Media.Miller said he recognizes the need to “be respectful steward of [the Fandom] communities,” while developing new ways to monetize the site’s large user base. Community fan-culture platform Fandom has hired Perkins Miller, a longtime digital-media and technology exec who most recently led StubHub’s Americas operations, as CEO.He assumes the role at Fandom from interim CEO Andrew Doyle, director at TPG Capital. Miller will be based out of Fandom’s San Francisco headquarters beginning Feb. 11.Fandom’s corporate name is Wikia Inc., the for-profit company founded by Wikimedia Foundation’s Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley Starling. Last year, the raised funding from private-equity firm TPG Capital and media and tech veteran Jon Miller, who serves as co-executive chairman with Wales. Other Wikia investors include Bessemer, Amazon, IVP and Digital Garage. Wikia received a $106 million round of funding in 2018, according to Crunchbase.“I’ve spent my career trying to find a way to connect fans and content, and there’s really no better place to do that today than Fandom,” Perkins Miller told Variety. “I think there’s a runway for this business that’s massive over the next three to five years.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_img Bebeto Matthews Epstein Accuser Calls On Prince Andrew To ‘Come Clean… by NPR News Scott Neuman 8.28.19 4:37am Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre appeared Tuesday outside a federal courtroom in Manhattan to reiterate her claim that the financier, who killed himself earlier this month, ordered her to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew.Her remarks came after an extraordinary court hearing was called by the judge in the Epstein case as a way to give voice to alleged victims after the financier’s death.It also comes after Buckingham Palace last week released a statement denying the allegations against Andrew after a London tabloid released a video purporting to show him in 2010 at Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse waving goodbye to an unidentified woman.Giuffre, whose maiden name is Roberts, was one of nearly two dozen Epstein accusers who spoke out at the New York courtroom. She alleges that at age 15, while she was working at Mar-a-Lago — the club owned by future president Donald Trump — she was procured for sex by Ghislaine Maxwell on behalf of Epstein.”I was recruited at a very young age from Mar-a-Lago and entrapped in a world that I didn’t understand and I’ve been fighting that very world to this day and I won’t stop fighting, I will never be silenced, until these people are brought to justice,” Giuffre, who is now married and living in Australia, said Tuesday.Giuffre has previously alleged that at age 17 she was forced to have sex with Andrew on multiple occasions at an “orgy” in London and on a private island in the Caribbean.In an Aug. 18 statement, Buckingham Palace said Andrew was “appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes” and that “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”On Saturday, Andrew released an even more direct statement, saying he did not “see, witness or suspect any behavior of that sort that subsequently led to [the] arrest and conviction” of Epstein.Giuffre, asked by reporters Tuesday to comment on the statement, said: “He knows exactly what he’s done and I hope he comes clean about it.”David Boies, a lawyer for Epstein’s accusers, added: “Anybody can deny things in a printed statement. It’s a different thing to come here and answer questions under oath and subject to cross-examinations. Those are the kinds of answers that we are eventually going to get.”The hearing on Tuesday was called by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman who said although Epstein’s death had dissolved the case, “I believe it is the court’s responsibility, and manifestly within its purview, to ensure that the victims in this case are treated fairly and with dignity.”Andrew is one among several prominent men who have been caught up in the sex scandal centered on Epstein.In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida state court to soliciting a prostitute and procuring an underage girl for prostitution. He served less than 13 months.In July, Epstein, 66, was arrested again on federal charges of trafficking of minors. He denied the allegations. He death by hanging in his jail cell on Aug. 10 was ruled a suicide.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. July 28, 2014 By now we’re all used to seeing security cameras perched on rooftops, on street corners, in lobbies and countless other locations in big cities. Even in smaller towns. But what if there are cameras out there, watching you, that you can’t see? Oh, there are. Thanks to a startup called Placemeter, there are cameras all over New York City, staring down at you from people’s apartments. And you’d probably never know it.Related: Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your DreamsPlacemeter’s “Meter” program offers individuals in NYC up to $50 a month to install a camera on a street-facing window in their apartment to record what’s happening outside. It’s looking to get a view of stores, restaurants and bars. And lots of people. On the front end, the system is super low-tech. Placemeter says participants use a suction cup to place an old cell phone to their window. Any old Any Android, iPhone or iPod Touch with a camera will do. Placemeter can provide the cell phone if a person doesn’t have an old one handy, but it will deduct one month’s payment for supplying it.From there, the phones connect to the Placemeter app which feeds the images and data the phone captures back to Placemeter. It is run through the company’s image-recognition algorithms, which can discern between pededstrians and cars and storefronts.Related: This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying DronesThen, apparently, Placemetter discards the data. “Placemeter’s technology and camera networks are not used to track individuals,” the company says on its website. “We will not use our Meters’ data to identify any pedestrians through our video streaming…ever.”The skeptic in some of us might find that difficult to believe. Placemeter also doesn’t capture information from inside a person’s home — only the goings-on outside the apartment, it says.Placemeter was founded in 2012 by CEO Alex Winter and COO Florent Peyre. They say the idea is to help cities better understand how many people are in a space at any given time. Consumers can use it to know — for instance — how long the line at their favorite hamburger joint is or to record video of people driving too fast down the street.One of Placemeter’s first initiatives was to partner with NYC’s “Business Atlas” program, which uses cameras to record foot traffic in all five boroughs. In addition to foot traffic, the program aims to supply users with information such as neighborhood-level population and income. Related: A Venture Capital Firm Just Named an Algorithm to Its Board of DirectorsFor entrepreneurs, this can be a handy tool for market-research or for making location-specific business decisions.Of course, other companies, like ShopperTrak, have been tracking and analyzing foot traffic in and around businesses for decades.Placemeter wouldn’t say how many people are participating in NYC’s Meter program, but a representative pointed out that the company has more than 700 “viable applications.” Beyond NYC, Placemeter aims to expand to other cities in the U.S. and abroad. The representative did not say which cities the company is targeting first.Either way, Placemeter has its eyes on you.Related: How Google Is Taking Over Our Livescenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 3 min readlast_img read more