Which electronic calculators do you like?

first_img “I just want a good calculator that works, stays in the mode that I’ve selected without swapping over to anything else while Iu2019m in the middle of using it, and which has enough battery power to last me the day! Anything short of this isn’t good enough March 29, 2019 at 10:55 am Editor’s note: Our good friend Max is looking for any suggestions for electronic calculators and solvers. Nothing’s too great or too small. Let him know which you think might be worth including in EEWeb.com’s list of tools.  Every now and then, an unexpected ray of sunshine breaks through the clouds to brighten my life. Such an event just transpired. Moments ago, as I pen these words, I was informed by those who don the undergarments of authority and stride the corridors of power that we are going to add to EEWeb’s collection of electronic calculators. (Source: pixabay.com) The only downside is that, based on the capricious and convoluted reverse chronological reality (RCR) favored by those who dwell in the hallowed halls of destiny and delight in casting the dice to determine our fates, they now want to know why I didn’t preemptively commence this task last week. They care not to hear my tales of woe regarding my inability to obtain the parts that I need to repair my time machine. What they want is results! (Their exclamation point, not mine.)Specifically, what we are talking about here is calculator and solver-type tools targeted at the designers of electronic systems. For your delectation and delight, a list of our existing calculators and solvers is presented below (I’ve not included the more sophisticated tools like schematic capture, simulation, and PCB layout).What I’m asking of you is suggestions for any similar calculators and solvers that you would like us to add to EEWeb.com. Don’t be afraid. Let your imagination run wild and free. What do you think about acoustic calculators, or power calculators, or…? If you have any suggestions, now is your chance to shout them from the rooftops (metaphorically speaking). All you have to do is post your suggestions as comments in my article and/or email me at and we’ll take it from there.>> See Max’s article on our sister site, EEWeb: “Which Electronic Calculators Should We….” March 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Kontron: 3U CP3005-SA CPU board works in extended temperature range of -40 to +70°CNext Renesas: bidirectional synchronous buck-boost controllers for battery-powered applications Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: EDA “Hi Mel — thanks for your feedback — Max” MelBrandle says: March 25, 2019 at 1:14 pm 3 thoughts on “Which electronic calculators do you like?” Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Max The Magnificent says: MarkSindone says: “I personally have no personal favourites on digital calculators because of how simple my workload usually is. It depends on what your calculations require of you and whether or not you would need to perform complex calculations that are more than just bas Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Clemson Wins College Football’s National Championship In Blowout vs. Alabama

first_imgtrevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers have taken home college football’s national championship with a dominating performance vs. Alabama.Clemson, the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, thumped the No. 1-seeded Crimson Tide at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.It was one of the most-impressive performances of the decade in the college football world.The game really wasn’t that close from the first quarter on, with Clemson eventually beating Alabama, 44-16.The Tigers are national champions for the second time under Dabo Swinney.Say it together now…THE CLEMSON TIGERS ARE YOUR 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS‼️#ALLIN pic.twitter.com/EQEQuWxhQy— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 8, 2019Of course, it’s already time to start talking about next season. Vegas has released its early odds for next year’s national championship. Clemson, understandably, will enter the season as the favorite.For now, though, the Tigers will celebrate.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Sania Mirza blasts ‘cringeworthy’ TV ads ahead of India-Pakistan match

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 16:49 IST India and Pakistan to meet in Manchester on June 16 at the World Cup (Reuters Photo)India and Pakistan will face each other in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester. The provocative commercials promoted by broadcasters on both sides of the border are doing rounds on television channels and social media.Star Sports brought back the famous Mauka Mauka advertisement, which has been the popular slogan for previous India vs Pakistan world cup clashes. As the match coincided with Father’s Day this year, the ad referred to Pakistan and Bangladesh as India’s children with a tagline, Baap, Baap Hota Hai.A Pakistan TV channel shared an advertisement which appeared to mock Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The 33-second video released by Pakistan’s Jazz TV showed a person imitating IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman with his trademark mustache in a blue jersey answering questions on the camera.Indian Tennis star and the wife of Pakistani cricketer Sania Mirza has slammed such Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border’.”Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border?? seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already! It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life!! (sic),” Sania Mirza tweeted. Sania also went on to say that there is no need to hype the clash which is already seeking a lot of attentionCringeworthy ads on both sides of the border seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already!It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life !!advertisementSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 12, 2019The arch-rivals, India and Pakistan have faced each other six times in the World Cup and each time, Men in Blue came out on top. This will be their 7th meeting in ICC Cricket World Cup.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh deserves a proper farewell: Kapil DevAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan sport black armbands vs Australia in honour of late cricketer, umpireAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Sania MirzaFollow Advertisement World Cup 2019: Sania Mirza blasts ‘cringeworthy’ TV ads ahead of India-Pakistan matchSania Mirza blasted ads on both sides of the border and said that there is no need to create such hype around India vs Pakistan clash as it is just another match of Cricket.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Costa Cruises to Grow Fleet Capacity by 43 Pct

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Costa Cruises Costa Cruises, a brand of cruise liner giant Carnival, plans to expand the capacity of its Italian-flagged fleet by 43 pct by 2021.Namely, the company plans to add four new ships in the next three years.Costa Venezia, currently under construction in the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, is due to arrive in February 2019. The ship’s 135,500-ton sister vessel, yet to be named, will follow suit in 2020. Like its twin Costa Venezia, it will be designed specifically for the Chinese market.The company’s flagship, the LNG-powered Costa Smeralda, being built by Meyer Turku shipyard, is due to arrive in 2019 followed by the Costa Smeralda’s sister vessel in 2021. Starting in March 2019, the fleet innovation program also includes the return to the Mediterranean of the Costa Fortuna, a ship currently operating in Asia, which will offer one-week cruises departing from Genoa. At the end of 2019, the Costa neoRiviera will be transferred to the fleet of AIDA Cruises, the Costa Group’s German brand.  Hence, the company’s fleet is expected to increase to 17 in 2021, compared with the current 14. Overall, the Costa Group currently has seven new ships on order, worth over EUR 6 billion. In addition to Costa Cruises four new ships, there are three new LNG ships for the AIDA Cruises fleet, arriving between autumn 2018 and 2023.last_img read more

Some facts on the wildfires season in British Columbia

first_imgVANCOUVER – Here are some facts on the wildfire situation from April 1 to July 7 in British Columbia:Total fires: 463Total area burned: About 113 square kilometres.Total fires by region: Coastal 50; Northwest 30; Prince George 126; Kamloops 68; Southeast 59; Cariboo 130.Total area burned by region: Coastal 1.69 square kilometres; Northwest 1.44 square kilometres; Prince George 9.2 square kilometres; Kamloops 45.64 square kilometres; Cariboo 54.53 square kilometres; Southeast 83 hectares.Fort McMurray wildfire: The wildfire that swept through Fort McMurray, Alta., was just under 5,900 square kilometres in size when it was considered under control on July 5, 2016, about two months after it started.last_img read more

Germany Willing to Accelerate Partnership with Morocco Vice Chancellor

Rabat – The German government is willing to accelerate the pace of partnership with Morocco and to encourage investment in several areas, particularly in education and vocational training, Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, said here on Monday during talks with head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane.Both sides hailed friendship and cooperation relations between Morocco and Germany, which witnessed a major development following he signing in 2013 of the Declaration of Rabat on the Moroccan-German partnership, Government Chief’s Department said in a statement.The German Vice-Chancellor praised the political, economic and social reforms undertaken by Morocco, which enabled the kingdom to become a key partner of the EU in the region and noted that Morocco offers important investment and trade opportunities as well as broad prospects for partnership in various areas, the statement added. Talks also focused on several issues of common interest, according to the same source.A delegation of German officials and businessmen headed by Sigmar Gabriel is paying an official visit to Morocco.With MAP read more

Report reveals multiple barriers faced by persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka

The Secretary of the Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development, Ms. Dharshana Senanayake, highlighted a few gender budgeting initiatives that have commenced in Sri Lanka. She noted that “in 2016, the Cabinet had approved a minimum of 25% allocation of investment in rural economic development projects to benefit women, which is targeted at 10 key Ministries, Provincial Councils and District and Divisional Secretariats”. She further noted that “the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs is fully committed to take forward gender budgeting principles to ensure inclusive and equitable policy implementation”.To support this endeavour, the report provides a set of recommendations to create an inclusive, accessible and enabling social environment to ensure women with disabilities enjoy equal rights and opportunities. It calls for a thorough review of the National Action Plan for Disability from a gender perspective to ensure that indicators are gender-responsive and the targets are sex-disaggregated. Further to that, the report recommends that gender-sensitive key performance indicators in Budget Call Circulars should be expanded to include disability dimensions wherever relevant. (Colombo Gazette) UN Women, together with the Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, launched a report on “Women with Disabilities and Their Access to Economic Opportunities:  Through the Lens of Gender Budgets” today.The study is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka to use a gender budgeting framework to examine government plan, policies and budgets and its impact on women with disabilities. In his address, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka, Heon Lee, stressed the importance of national budgets for gender equality. He noted that “this research study is vital because not only does it look at why these gaps exist, but it also examines how national programmes and most importantly, national budgets can promote women with disabilities’ access to more inclusive and accessible employment and livelihood opportunities.” He cited good practices implemented by the Republic of Korea, which included development of “a Gender Budget Statement analysing the impact of the National Budget on women and men”. The 2012 Census of Sri Lanka revealed that there are more women with disabilities than that of men in all age groups.However, women comprised only 15% of employed persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka, which highlights a stark gender gap and a discrepancy in access to opportunities.Speaking at the event, the UN Women Country Focal Point – Sri Lanka, Ms. Ramaaya Salgado, noted that “women and girls with disabilities face multiple and intersecting levels of exclusion, discrimination, abuse and marginalisation. Therefore, they often confront additional disadvantages as compared to men with disabilities or other women”. A report released in Colombo has revealed multiple barriers faced by persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka.In the study, 400 persons with disabilities covering 4 districts were surveyed on difficulties faced in entering and remaining in the labour force. Evidence shows that they encounter multiple barriers in access to economic opportunities and women with disabilities are twice as disadvantaged. A gender budget study was also conducted to reveal gaps in programmatic and budgetary commitments, despite several policies and legislation promoting the rights of persons with disabilities. read more

Bombardier not done with transformation reviewing strategic options says CEO

Bombardier not done with transformation; reviewing strategic options, says CEO MONTREAL – The $1-billion lifeline Bombardier is getting from the Quebec government will go a long way toward helping the troubled plane and train maker, but it’s just one of several initiatives aimed at shoring up the company’s financial position, says chief executive Alain Bellemare.In addition to working on the sale of a minority stake in its railway division (which analysts estimate would bring in US$1 billion to US$2 billion), the company is considering other strategic options, including the sale of non-core assets and exploring ways to trim costs from programs like the Q400 turboprop.Bellemare was loathe to provide details about what is being considered, including whether joint ventures like the CSeries deal with the province are contemplated for other programs.The CEO said he’s “super sensitive” about discussing options after “very unfortunate leaks” of the company’s approach to Airbus about selling a stake in the CSeries.“I will continue to look at strategic options across the board. We will continue to look and they need to make good business sense and create value for customers and for shareholders,” he said in an interview in the company’s downtown Montreal boardroom.Reports suggest the company approached the federal government for at least $350 million in assistance. The new Liberal government said it will consider the request after it is sworn into office on Wednesday.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says it will focus on making its programs more competitive by cutting costs. He pointed to efforts that were rejected by its Toronto unionized employees that would see the manufacture of some parts for the Q400 moved to low-cost countries like Mexico or China.Although the Q400 does well in North America with customers like WestJet Encore, Porter Airlines and Air Canada, it is too pricey for markets like Asia. Rival ATR dominates while Bombardier’s market share is just 25 per cent.“It’s a great aircraft (but) it’s too costly and we need to bring the costs down so we can bring the price down,” Bellemare said.And he wouldn’t rule out job cuts as the company turns the focus to improving efficiency and operational performance.“We are going to look at what does make sense to make the business strong moving forward and from that we will derive the conclusion that is needed.”David Chartrand of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said cost-cutting and transfer of work to low-cost countries is an unfortunate reality of the aerospace industry.“Every single program is always under threat,” he said, adding that the key is to offset the transfer of work with research and development and higher-value jobs.Analysts expect Bombardier will have enough cash to fund its programs in the coming few years, but hope to see detailed plans at the Nov. 24 investor day about improving margins.“Solidifying the CSeries is important, but better margin and cash performance from the other business segments are also critical to support a higher valuation in the stock,” wrote Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial.Seth Seifman of JP Morgan called the deal with Quebec a “meaningful” step forward, but only one of many that is required.He said the key will be getting orders from blue chip customers, including United Airlines, which is reportedly looking at ordering 100-seat aircraft if pilots approve a new contract.Bombardier shares were up nine cents or 6.77 per cent at $1.42 Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. A Bombardier plant is shown in Montreal, Thursday, October 29, 2015. The $1-billion lifeline Bombardier is getting from the Quebec government will go a long way toward helping the troubled plane and train maker, but it’s just one of several initiatives aimed at shoring up the company’s financial position, says chief executive Alain Bellemare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2015 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Manhunt after uniformed soldier left with fractured skull in London street attack

Police have launched a manhunt after a uniformed soldier suffered a fractured skull in an attack in central London. The soldier, 28, was also left with injuries to his face, a fractured cheekbone and eye sockets and a broken nose, the Metropolitan Police said in an appeal launched on Thursday.He required extensive surgery following the attack close to Piccadilly Circus when he was assaulted while wearing formal mess uniform. Scotland Yard has now released a CCTV still of a man they are trying to trace after the attack at 3.20am on Thursday January 31 on Haymarket, at the junction with Coventry Street.This is the first time the image of the suspect has been released. A source told The Telegraph the decision to publish it now comes because detectives have “exhausted all other avenues in the case”. In the picture he is bearded with short, dark hair and appears to be wearing a black sweater and blue jeans or trousers. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over dumb refugee deal

first_img Malcolm Turnbull Source: Ricardo Mazalan/APThe Post’s account of the conversation is markedly different from the official read-out of the call provided by both governments.Turnbull said on Monday that Trump had agreed to honour the deal struck with then-President Barack Obama to resettle an unspecified number of the 1,600 people Australia holds in offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.Canberra has come under fire from rights groups and the United Nations for its treatment of people seeking to arrive by boat, many from war-torn areas.The government puts such boatpeople in offshore detention camps and blocks their resettlement in Australia, even if found to be refugees.There were fears the new US president would rescind it after he signed an executive order last week to suspend the arrival of refugees to the US for a least 120 days, and bar entry for three months to people from seven Muslim-majority countries.After the Post story broke late last night, Trump weighed in on Twitter and threw the agreement into doubt. By AFP Donald Trump Share19 Tweet Email 34,285 Views 110 Comments Reports of the Turnbull-Trump conversation came as the US and Mexican governments were denying claims that the former reality TV star had threatened to send troops into Mexico to deal with drug cartels.Mexican journalist Dolia Estevez, citing “confidential” US and Mexican sources, said Trump made the threat during an hour-long phone call with President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday.Mexican and White House officials vehemently denied the report.Relations have plunged into the biggest diplomatic crisis between the two neighbours in decades.© – AFP 2017Read: The United States has just put Iran ‘on notice’ Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 6:59 AM Donald Trump Image: AP Images Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over ‘dumb’ refugee deal Another report says he threatened to invade Mexico.center_img Feb 2nd 2017, 6:59 AM Image: AP Images US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump ripped into his Australian counterpart during their call last week, The Washington Post reports, castigating a refugee accord he described as a “dumb deal.”The new US leader reportedly abruptly cut short his call with Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull after criticising the agreement to re-home people and exulting over his electoral college victory in the November poll, according to the paper.Australia is considered one of the United States’ closest allies — one of the so-called “Five Eyes” with which the US routinely shares sensitive intelligence — and one might have expected the call to be smooth sailing.But, according to the Post, Trump’s assessment was the opposite.Of his four conversations with world leaders that day “This was the worst call by far,” it cited him as telling Turnbull, shortly before he terminated the telephone meeting.Turnbull demurred when asked about the report.“I appreciate your interest, but it’s better that these things — these conversations are conducted candidly, frankly, privately,” he said.“I can assure you the relationship is very strong.”Differing accounts Short URL Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/3218152 Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

What Im Looking Forward to in 2017

first_img Solar Energy Outpaced Fossil Fuels in 20174 New Gadgets You Should’ve Bought in 2017 Stay on target Hey there, space cats! Today I bring you my End of the Year edition; I’m coming to you live from Geek Headquarters with a special investigative report on things I’d like to see in 2017.I realize many of you are likely missing the blatant Space Channel 5 references (or didn’t play the games, to begin with), so on in less fancy terms, I’ve put together a list of awesome media in 2017 that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I’m sure there are some at present that I just can’t remember, but here’s what’s buzzing around in my brain that I’m hyper-excited to take in as soon as humanly possible. Next year just can’t get here fast enough.MoviesBlade Runner 2049Blade Runner is a classic, and while I’d usually balk at any remake/reboot/revisiting of a classic like this one, I really like Ryan Gosling. I think he’ll bring a lot to the table when it comes to Blade Runner 2049, and the teaser trailer has shown me that this may very well be a promising new entry into the Blade Runner universe. As long as it keeps people from running the “tears in rain” monologue into the ground, I’m all for new lore. But who am I kidding? Everyone is always going to run that speech into the ground because of Roy Batty.Alien: CovenantPrometheus is one of my favorite films in the Alien saga, and I’m ride or die when it comes to Alien in general. So to see Michael Fassbender reprising his role as David in what’s essentially a sequel to Alien: Covenant tickles me to no end. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.Anime/TelevisionBerserk Season TwoThe second season of the 2016 continuation of the Berserk anime is coming next year, and I couldn’t be more pumped. Well, I could be a little more pumped if the anime went with a less wonky CGI animation style, but that can be forgiven. It’s going to take us far beyond the end of the original Berserk series and even further into the manga, which is going to be killer. It’s about time for Griffith to make his triumphant return, and this season is going to be (dare I say it?) lit.Twin PeaksWhen I first got into Twin Peaks after high school in 2007, I stumbled upon what would eventually become one of my favorite TV series of all time. I thought, with its abrupt ending at the second season and the lukewarm reception to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, it would never see the light of day once more. As an avid David Lynch fan, hearing the announcement that the series would be making a comeback and coming to Showtime, I lost my marbles. Or my log, if you prefer. It’s going to be a wild ride, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.Rick and Morty Season ThreeWhat can you say about Rick and Morty that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? It’s one of the funniest shows Adult Swim has to offer, and I’ve been ready for more of it since I finished devouring the first two seasons. Supposedly the third is premiering in 2017. We’ll see.Video GamesResident Evil 7There aren’t many other games I’m looking forward to more in 2017 than Resident Evil 7, and after having experienced it in VR via PlayStation VR, it has the potential to be one of a terrifying gaming experiences I’ve ever had. And I hope it’s massively gory, disturbing, and bizarre. There’s only about a month to go before I can get it in, and I’m chomping at the bit to finally complete the game in its entirety instead of bits and pieces here and there. Mass Effect AndromedaI’m a renegade for life, or so says the tattoo on my right thigh. I can’t wait to see what a brand new chapter in the Mass Effect franchise brings, so long as I can rule the universe with an iron fist. Okay, I don’t have to do that. Just give me plenty of romance options and a storyline that keeps me glued to the game for weeks, and that’ll do just fine. Mass Effect Andromeda will deliver. It has to. I demand it. Persona 5I’m a massive Shin Megami Tensei fan, and I’ve played nearly all the entries in the series. So to say I’m excited for Persona 5, the first next-gen Persona experience, is putting it mildly. When it comes time for the game to release in April (pushed back from its original release date of February 14) you may as well not disturb me or come near my chambers, lest you be attacked by a ravenous, Persona 5-binging beast. Me. Because I can’t wait.Detroit: Become HumanI’m a huge fan of Quantic Dream’s previous works like Heavy Rain, and the tech demo Kara that inspired Detroit: Become Human was massively interesting to me. I’m thinking Detroit: Become Human, if it ends up releasing in 2017, is going to be one of my contenders for Game of the Year, but it has to come out first, and I’m hoping that it will. That trailer alone is enough to get me all revved up.Note: I would have loved to include Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding on this list for a 2017 release, but given that there aren’t any current signs pointing to a release next year, I’m hesitant to do so. He tends to take his time, and I’m pegging this for 2018 at the earliest. Otherwise, it’d be at the top of my list.That’s about it for me. What are you looking forward to in 2017? I’m sure there’s a whole lot of stuff that I missed, but this is all that’s jumping out at me at the moment. The best part about that is, though, there’s a whole blank slate of a year to look ahead to and more awesome stuff is coming. So keep your head up, and stay tuned!last_img read more

New Perspective on Service Charge impact on Resorts Recommendations for Govt

first_img TCI Govt Year End Report: $67.8 Million surplus, MPs row over service charge Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #resortrecommendationstogovernment, #ServiceChargebill TCI: Landmark vote, House of Assembly members support workers getting full service charge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: ‘Big mistake’ says Deputy Premier after Gansevoort staff ‘change’ letter leaked Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 30, 2017 – Providenciales – The national conversation being had about service charge has to be handled right or it could lead to a shut-down of expansions or closure of resort properties in the TCI.  Confusions over the reason for the tax to guests, the revenue itself and how it is dispersed and even the name of the tax are emerging everyday with more and more information coming and more and more people being engaged in the conversation.One thing appears clear though, both major political parties are determined to fulfill campaign promises to industry employees to see them receive 100% of this fee, currently they are getting 60% of the tax, and not 40% as we had previously reported.  Titles like gratuity, service charge, resort fee and facilities fee have all been linked to this money which is vital to the workers’ take home pay and vital, Magnetic Media is learning to the operation of the resorts.On Tuesday, the PDM Administration announced that a survey was launched to begin public engagement and last week, PNP Appointment Member, Royal Robinson seemed to pick up where his brother, Clarence Selver left off.  As the then PDM appointed Member, Selver also tried to champion that all of this money should go to hospitality workers.  Many resorts are exposing though that to lose the 40% or not to get at least that 40% would be catastrophic when it comes to the profitability of the properties; in some cases it would actually eliminate profits say some.One recommendation which Magnetic Media has been exposed to is that there needs to be clarity in the terminology.  The charge needs to be a guest paid tip or gratuity – newly created – which goes 100% to the hospitality worker and that there needs to be a name change of service charge to something more suitable like facilities or resort fee.  Once established, this facilities or resort fee could continue to be split, 60-40 as is the case currently.  It will mean guests voluntarily leave money in a newly created revenue stream and all of it goes to the staff;  and that the staffers continue to get their 60% share of a resort or facilities fee with the resorts holding onto the 40% to offset operational costs.Magnetic Media is told that this will have to be discussed with government as the major focus is obviously to appease the thousands of workers in the sector, who believe they have for years been shortchanged by not getting this collected money in full.#MagneticMediaNews#Servicechargebill#resortrecommendationstogovernment Recommended for youlast_img read more

TCI Media up close with UK Armed Forces humanitarian aide

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 2, 2014 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos Media was on Sunday given an up close and personal experience with UK Armed Forces humanitarian assistance and the exploit took media into the heart of operations.   Time is winding down now for this British presence which was welcomed support in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.The tour started with departure from the Blue Heron FBO aboard a chopper, with HE Governor Dr John Freeman on board as reporters and cameramen were flown to still tattered JAGS McArtney Intl Airport in the Capital, Grand Turk.    As we landed there was a drop off of pallets containing relief supplies from the newly moored British warship, the HMS Ocean.Outfitted with nine aircrafts, eight seacrafts, 13 floors and over 800 personnel on the ship, which arrived Sunday morning was massive and a major show of UK support sponsored by DFID.   The Governor said the ship also signals the UK Armed Forces withdrawl from the territory.“We see from both the territory and from the UK’s viewpoint that this ship coming is a very important last surge effort to take ourselves to the best possible place in these islands, and then this will gradually ease off the number of people who are here because of course already, the very resilient Turks and Caicos Islanders are becoming more resilient, and therefore they will move on and build themselves up in the right way, thankful for what’s being done,” said HE Governor Dr. John Freeman.Were these men and women and supplies requested or sent Magnetic Media asked; both was the reply from country leaders: Premier Sharlene Robinson and Deputy Governor Anya Williams.“Tell us the situation on the ground, and tell us what you need, I think it has consistently been that way, tell us what you need and we will see how we can mobilize workers.  We are grateful for the timeline that we were able to quickly mobilize workers to the Turks and Caicos, having military here for the last three weeks has greatly assisted, and I think for us it is more about the hands that are on the ground have been the greatest assistance,” said DG Anya Williams.“When men to come aground as well, they are in touch with the government they look at priorities together with the government and see how men can best be deployed and used.   So it has been for me a wonderful partnership, the Governor and I have been consulting on every plain and as the aid has come in and as the manpower has come in we have decided together which were the best places for it to be used”, said the Hon. Sharlene Robinson.Before being scooted to the HMS Ocean by army boat, which was hoisted into the air to allow the delegation onto the 667ft long warship, we visited the DDME and UK managed Distribution Center, set up at the Customs Warehouse compound in GT.World Food Programme donated the storage tents which were erected post Hurricane Maria and which house tarps, shelter kits and relief supplies.  The tents are 320sq metres 240sq metres and were being filled up by UK Commandoes stationed in GT with support from 120 navy officers from the HMS Ocean.The Canadian Frigate is gone, the Bermudan Regiment left on Saturday, scheduled are three full days for the HMS Ocean and crew and about a week to a week and a half more for the UK Commandoes then the TCI will be left to complete the rebuilding without these teams which many agree have proven stellar partners, even family.“The HMS Ocean was operating at the commencement of this period in the east and Mediterranean when we received orders to immediately reverse course and head toward the Caribbean with all dispatch.   So we  steamed some four and a half thousand miles, crossing six time zones in only twelve days, a very fast response and I think that demonstrates how much this government’s steadfast commitment to the region and our determination to maximize support to the British Overseas Territories and the region more widely,” said Captain Robert Pedre. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Man robs store attacks clerk carjacks worker in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance video captured a man violently robbing a Fort Lauderdale business, July 20.Video shows the clerk being forced to empty the register at the Stop Fast Food Store in Fort Lauderdale after the subject struck him in the head with a gun.Once outside, police said the subject carjacked a worker and stole his truck.Police were later able to find the truck.If you have any information on the whereabouts of the subject, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kin sprays acid at woman in Howrah

first_imgKolkata: A woman suffered serious injuries after one of his relatives threw acid on her at Tikiapara in Howrah on Sunday afternoon.Local residents nabbed the accused while he was trying to escape. According to one of them, the woman was walking along the Belilious Road at Tikiapara when the accused, who is her brother-in-law, threw acid on her. The woman suffered injuries on her face and right hand. She is at present undergoing treatment at Howrah District Hospital. Hospital sources informed that her injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLocal residents handed the accused to officers of Howrah police station. The woman alleged that her brother-in-law used to regularly torture her. He used return home in drunken state. As the victim objected to his drinking habits, they had arguments regularly. The same happened few days ago when the woman warned him that he would take legal step if he continues to torture her and other family members. It is suspected that due to conflict in their family, the accused threw acid on her. Police are interrogating the accused to know from where he procured the acid as it is mandatory to produce an identity proof before the seller to buy acid. Sleuths may question the shopkeeper as well.last_img read more

The Digital Retail Experience Is About to Be Redefined Again

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 25, 2018 Convenience has always played a significant role in the shopping experience, from the early supermarkets to the first 7-Eleven locations (literally dubbed “convenience stores”) to shopping by phone.Related: What Shoppers Still Won’t Buy on Amazon (Infographic)Consumers marveled at being able to buy flowers, Veg-O-Matics and even cubic zirconium jewelry from the comfort of their homes thanks to infomercials and home shopping television networks. Although selections were limited and access to a deep variety of goods was constrained, these options were considered wildly convenient at the time.Enter Alexa. Enter Google Express. Enter Uber Eats.Now we can shop 24/7 right from our couch — for almost literally anything in the world — and even get our purchases delivered to our door in a matter of hours. It doesn’t even matter if it’s 1 a.m. on a Thursday morning. Out of cheese puffs? No, don’t get up. Just press a button and you’ll have them by 1:30 a.m.Now we can consume whenever we want to, and the digital age has made this possible. But how should retailers be thinking about the new level of convenience? Which ones will take the next step?A recent Kantar study ranked the most important factors when shopping, and no one with a smartphone-monitored pulse should be surprised that 59 percent of respondents named “stress-free shopping” among their most important, with 57 percent adding that online shopping is the best way to get there. The reasons are simple: Convenience (anytime, anywhere) and access (to anything) have been unlocked.Related: These 5 Retail Innovations Could Actually Make You Want to Shop in a Store AgainThere’s no going back now.When I was 5 years old, I remember waiting five weeks to get a copy of 40 Funky Hits on cassette after ordering it from a television ad. Now I can get it streamed to me in five seconds, thanks to Spotify. The same goes for candy, or movies, or vintage posters from the Pittsburgh monster truck jam.The impulse to buy things hasn’t changed, but expectations surrounding the actual act have. We’ve always wanted things now — but now we can actually get them.What’s coming nextThe rise of ecommerce and the development of advanced product-delivery logistics, combined with a constantly connected consumer, have gotten us where we are today. Delivery speeds are unprecedented, down from days or even weeks to barely 30 minutes in some cases, or instantly for digital products.While this is fascinating, what is more interesting is what happens next. What will retail be like once we enter an era where convenience is ubiquitous?The first area to watch is a continually improving shopping experience across all environments, physical and digital, seamlessly. Yes, the cliche of “omnichannel experiences” currently exists at the best retailers, but I prefer to think of a frictionless retail ecosystem as a step up from where we are now. You can see the green shoots here in the U.S. with Amazon and some of Walmart’s better efforts, and, of course, in China. And, yes, inherent to this are formerly digital-only players — like Warby Parker — becoming physical.Related: Birchbox Is Redefining the Future of Retail in More Ways Than OneThe second area to watch is a more profound one: data-driven services. This also receives a large degree of press, and examples abound, with the most obvious being online grocery and subscription services, which allow the automation of many regular purchases, be they annual birthday presents or weekly deliveries of various grocery items. Yes, they sell physical products, but they are really selling services — and they can iterate those services to you much faster than they can a physical product. This provides a different type of value to the shopper.Back to the futureMike the milkman and Sam the butcher are back, and are coming to your home in a new technological guise. Just like 80 years ago, you can today get farm-fresh milk delivered to your door, or even buy a one-cow burger that’s traceable down to the field where a free-range cow named, perhaps, “Lucky” grazed and awaited her fate.Because the future is folding back on the past, convenience and access are being redefined. Because data can and increasingly does underpin supply chains from farm-to-table (or sustainable sourcing or ethical practice-to-home), interesting opportunities are arising. Companies can now drive loyalty, and therefore higher lifetime retention and value, by leveraging convenience with even further granularity of access to products or information or both, giving specific customers specifically what they want every time, in a way that caters to their product preferences (and possibly their belief system).And, yes, it can scale.Related: Walmart Enters High-end Fashion Space With Lord & Taylor Online PartnershipThe evolution of convenienceFor companies old and new, this evolution from selling products to selling services — leveraging the proliferation of internal and external data across the value-chain, to redefine or create your brand, product or service and create unique relationships — is a powerful concept.And we’re already there. The individual components of getting this right exist already in parts and pieces across manufacturing and retail.But who will really bring it all together and redefine convenience and access? My guess is there will be many strange bedfellows with complementary strengths, potential acquisitions and unexpected mash-ups (think Google and Walmart) that will bring many variations of this to life over the course of the next 10 years. Those who do will win.”Lucky,” by the way? Delicious. 5 min readlast_img read more

Silent Flight New Drone Is Powered By An Ionic Wind Requiring

first_imgA screenshot from a Nature video showing the ionic wind drone. (Credit: Nature)Most drones today are noisy: The whine of motors and the hum of propellers produces an unavoidable din that instantly telegraphs their presence.By contrast, the small plane that flew across an indoor track on the MIT campus this fall was eerily silent. Though its furthest flights were obviously powered, you could be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of trick. That’s because the plane uses an entirely novel propulsion system, one without even a single moving part.Researchers call it an “ionic wind,” and the technology could offer a means of silently powering drones of the future, as well as being a potentially cleaner source of thrust for even larger aircraft.Iconic Ionic Wind?The craft generates thrust with a pair of wires carrying electric current, set one behind the other. The wire in front carries an electric charge of extremely high voltage — 40,000 volts in this case — and it’s enough to knock electrons from nitrogen in the air, turning them into charged ions. The electric field generated between the set of wires then accelerates the ions toward the rear of the plane, and they bump into air molecules along the way, transferring energy to them and creating an air current. The force generated by that air current is what ultimately lets the plane fly.[embedded content]It’s similar to the ion drives that power some NASA spacecraft, and it was motivated, the authors say, by another sort of craft: The shuttles in Star Trek that fly without obvious engines or noise, just a faint blue glow.The technique was actually investigated as far back as the 1920s, says study co-author and MIT researcher Stephen Barrett, and picked up again in the 1960s, but the limited technology of the time meant that scientists concluded it would never be feasible as a means of propulsion. Some hobbyists have built small hovercraft-like designs using ionic winds, but that had been the extent of the technology’s reach.New Look At Old TechnologyToday, Barrett and his colleagues have taken advantage of advances in electronics and computer modeling systems to fine-tune and significantly scale down the components required to create ionic winds. They fit their design underneath the wings of a 5.5 pound fixed-wing drone with a sixteen-foot wingspan, and succeeded in flying almost 200 feet after a bungee-assisted launch.They describe their work today in Nature.The flight is the result of almost a decade of work on the concept, a project that saw the researchers dusting off and updating concepts from the 1960s to the point that powered flight was actually possible. It entailed vastly scaling down the converter that jumps the current up to a high voltage, as well as relying on new and more lightweight battery technology. The researchers also used computer modeling programs to help to squeeze every bit of efficiency from the system.Work AheadAchievements aside, though, the system is still far too inefficient for anything more than an extremely lightweight drone plane at the moment. Part of the reason is that ionic wind systems get more efficient at higher speeds, something the 11 mph speed limit of their prototype doesn’t allow for. But this is just a proof-of-concept, the researchers emphasize, meant to show that ionic wind technology can indeed independently power an aircraft.Barrett says he’s confident that the system can be scaled up, and he sees the most immediate applications in the world of drones. Ionic wind propulsion systems could be used to create drones that are completely silent, and therefore far less annoying to the people they buzz and swoop over.Powering commercial aircraft with ionic winds remains a more tenuous possibility. Propellers and jet engines are far more efficient than ionic winds right now, and the technology would need to advance significantly for it to become a viable option. Still, ionic winds could function as a secondary power source on aircraft once they’re aloft, and they could be powered by solar panels, says Franck Plouraboué in an associated Nature commentary.Barrett also sees applications for the technology in the realm of the very small.“Solid state things tend to lend themselves to scaling down quite well,” he said at a news conference Tuesday. “There does seem like there’s the potential for creating extremely small flight vehicles that could serve purposes that previously haven’t been imagined.”last_img read more

US teenager feared drowned in Osa Peninsula

first_imgNo related posts. Authorities fear a U.S. citizen drowned Sunday morning in the southwestern Osa Cantón.Ravit Thekurdeen, 19, disappeared in strong surf at the Southern Zone’s Playa Tortuga at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Thekurdeen was one of two swimmers swept away by a riptide while swimming in the waters. An immediate search began for the teenager when he didn’t turn up after the wave passed. Another swimmer tried to rescue Thekurdeen but nearly drowned attempting to find him.Local police, the Red Cross and the Coast Guard are searching the area where Thekurdeen was swimming, but so far have not located his body.Thackurdeen is a chemistry and pre-med student at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in the U.S. A press release from the university said Thackurdeen’s family was alerted to the incident Sunday afternoon. According to the statement, Thackurdeen was spending a semester abroad in Costa Rica as part of the Organization for Tropical Studies/Duke University’s Global Health program. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Man remanded over arson attack on Paphos journalists car

first_imgA 35-year-old man, arrested late on Tuesday in connection with an arson attack on a journalist’s car in Paphos on Monday, was remanded for six days on Wednesday.The car belonging to the owners of news portal PafosPress suffered extensive damage in what the authorities said was an arson attack.The vehicle was parked in the garage of the owners when the blaze broke out at around 3.15am.It is registered in the name of journalist Marios Ignatiou’s wife, Stavroulla, co-owner of the portal.Flammable material was found at the scene, reports said. Ignatiou initially claimed he had no differences with anyone but appeared convinced that it was related to his job.In court, investigator Michalis Nicolaou said the suspect had called Marios Ignatiou and asked him to withdraw a report about a person who is wanted for a robbery, saying the description pointed to him.The court was told the reporter felt threatened by the behaviour of the caller and withdrew the said report.The suspect confirmed after his arrest that he had called Ignatiou and complained to him about the article.He said on Sunday evening at 10pm he went to a club in Paphos to play bingo and left at 11.30pm.Two or three minutes later he met an acquaintance whom he named only by his first name who told him he had run out of petrol. This person, the suspect claimed, asked him to take him to a petrol station to buy €5 worth of petrol, which he did.He then allegedly went home after returning his friend to his car.However, police officers, after inspecting video footage at the petrol station found that the petrol was bought between 2.37am and 2.44am on Monday, around half an hour before the arson, and not shortly after 11.30pm.When they checked with the club it became evident that he had not been there either.In a second statement, the 35-year-old completely changed his story and said he did not visit the club but stayed at home in a village near Paphos.He went on to say he met his friend and they went to the petrol station, adding he took his friend to the car at 2.30am and returned home at 2.55am.During the six days of his detention, police will conduct an investigation and question numerous persons close to the suspect.They are also expected to try to track down the person with whom he went to the petrol station.The man handed over to police the clothes he had worn on Sunday night which were taken for scientific tests, but they had already been professionally cleaned.You May LikeHealth & Human Research11 Worst Beverages For ArthritisHealth & Human ResearchUndoWifi BoosterNew Wifi Booster Everybody in United States is Talking aboutWifi BoosterUndoSilverSinglesFinding Love Again Over 50 in Rowland HeightsSilverSinglesUndo Mayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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