Pop-Up NYC Museum Highlights Burden of Single-Use Plastics

first_img Marriott Swaps Tiny Toiletries For More Sustainable OptionsMan Paddles 2,900 Miles Across Pacific to Help Curb Ocean Pollution Stay on target New York City is awash with Instagrammable exhibits, from human sexuality and ice cream to pigmentation and rosé wine.But its newest addition—the pop-up Museum of Plastic—doesn’t just want to inspire dimly lit selfies. It wants to incite change.Part of a new campaign from activist group Lonely Whale and ocean conservancy Point Break Foundation, the interactive gallery highlights the problems with single-use plastics.“We are committed to inspiring people through positivity,” according to Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely Whale, which was founded in 2015 by actor Adrian Grenier and film producer Lucy Sumner.“We want to engage people in the conversation and get them to be curious,” she told AFAR magazine. “We’re hoping this space inspires and gets people engaged while they have a little fun. And then, gosh darn it, do something.”The Museum of Plastic is free and open to the public for only five days—from June 8 to 12—in New York’s Soho neighborhood (473 Broadway).The showcase of “alternative artworks” includes exhibits that “illuminate the realities of” and provide sustainable options for single-use plastic water bottles.“Prepare to learn the history of these plastic pariahs, interact with the cold hard facts, and discover the more sustainable alternatives,” the Museum website said.Pieces are provided by a team of artists and collaborators from content studio Young Hero: Kiersten Stevens (a.k.a. Yes Creative), Sara Schipani, Blue Hamel, Nate Rodriguez-Vera, Braw Haus, Justine Vilgrain, Ana Realmuto, Nate Bruzdzinski, Pawel Pietryka, and Giulia Lineette.“With your help, we can leave plastic in the past, only to be talked about in museums (like ours) and history books,” the Museum of Plastic site said.They’re not the only ones campaigning for the environment.Earlier this year, Jason Momoa—known as Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo and DC’s Aquaman—shaved his trademark beard to raise awareness for aluminum recycling.And, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have designed a truly recyclable plastic. Poly(diketoenamine), or PDK, can be disassembled at the molecular level, then reconstructed into a different shape, texture, and color.Watch: Your Biodegradable Bag Might Not Degrade as Fast as You’d ThinkMore on Geek.com:Humans Consume More than 70,000 Plastic Particles a YearSquid Protein Could Be an Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticsBanning Plastics Could Further Damage Earth, Researchers Saylast_img read more

Geek Pick: Apogee HypeMiC Is Awesomely Analog

first_imgGeek Pick: HP Sprocket 2 Is a Perfect Portable Photo PrinterGeek Pick: Apple AirPods 2 Let You Take Your Beats On The GoGeek Pick: Dell XPS 13 Leads Dell’s Computex 2019 Lineup As with any of these Geek Picks, you should also read the extensive tested reviews on our sister site PCMag.com. But that’s especially true for audio products like the Apogee HypeMiC. Being a professional audiophile who can truly explain what makes certain sound tech impressive or not is a power beyond what most mortals can comprehend. But to dumb things down a shake, let’s just say the Apogee HypeMiC is awesomely analog. Stay on target Before you even start appreciating the audio quality, the Apogee HypeMiC catches your eye with its aesthetics. It has a premium metallic gold body with a big upper grill, gain knob, headphone jack, and multicolor LED lights. The small dimensions and weight make the USB mic nice and portable for recording directly to PC or iOS. But propping it up on the included mount gives it a surprising amount of presence. A pop filter and carrying case are included as well.Recording quality is what matters though. Why else are you buying a nice mic if not to make your podcasts and SoundCloud rap sound less amateurish? The Apogee HypeMiC impresses with its clean signal and sound clarity, which you modify with various compression presets. Just don’t use the gratuitous “Smash Mode.”The Apogee HypeMiC’s secret (and most technical weapon) is its analog compressor built into its signal chain. Most USB microphones like this use digital signal processing and let users adjust from there. So building in an analog compressor is quite the achievement. Let one of your music friends who buys vinyl records over MP3s explain why analog sound is superior to digital.So like I said, for more on the Apogee HypeMiC check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more cool audio tech check out the Marshall Stanmore II Voice and this Ikea/Sonic speaker/lamp.More on Geek.com: Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

WWE RAW Ratings: Lowest rated non-holiday show in modern era against the NBA Finals

first_img Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Facebook Kurt Angle Pinterest Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles The RAW Ratings are in for June 10, 2019.This week’s edition, which took place in San Jose, California, drew an average of 2.125 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that averaged 2.405 million viewers.WWE came in at No. 1, No. 3, and No. 4 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics.The first hour drew the strongest audience (2.380 million viewers).It should be noted that hours 2 and 3 went head-to-head with Game 5 of the NBA Finals with Golden State taking on the Toronto Raptors, which averaged 18.217 million viewers with a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49.Hourly Breakdowns and Demographics for WWE RAWHour 1: 2.380 (up from 2.308 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.086 (down from 2.558 million viewers last week)Hour 3: 1.909 (down from 2.349 million viewers last week)This week’s RAW, headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens, averaged a 0.66 rating among adults 18-49. This is up from last week’s 0.78 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Seth Rollins WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Barcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership rises above 2 million, WWE wins the night on cable

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Daniel Bryan Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Seth Rollins Videos Articles Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next John Oliver Takes On The WWE Smackdown Live ratings for August 6, 2019 are now in.This week’s episode from Detroit, Michigan drew an average of 2.088 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that averaged 1.911 million viewers. Smackdown came in at No. 1 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, up from the No. 5 position they placed last week.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown Live, headlined by Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. The New Day, averaged a 0.63 rating among adults 18-49. This is up from the 0.57 rating they had last week.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Evercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns WhatsApp Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

C-Tran adjusts service over Trump protests

first_imgPortland – C-Tran plans to adjust its express routes during the afternoon commute in response to large protests planned in downtown Portland today.All express routes will operate normally in the morning. However, buses won’t serve downtown Portland after 2:30 p.m. Instead, buses will serve MAX railheads at Delta Park and Parkrose.The following changes are planned for express services:• Route 105 will run in downtown Portland through 2:30 p.m. Extra buses will be available as needed.• Route 164 will serve its first departure from downtown Portland at 2:30 p.m. Extra buses will be available as needed.• Route 177 will be suspended for the afternoon. Following that, passengers may use MAX, then C-Tran Routes 65 and 80 to reach Evergreen Transit Center.Routes 157 and 190 will operate normally during throughout the day.C-Tran said the plan may be subject to change as conditions warrant. The agency plans to monitor the situation and will provide more details as needed throughout the day.last_img read more

Vancouver man’s heart condition keeps him from ‘Ninja’ dream

first_imgBen Spinney had his heart set on being the next American Ninja Warrior. And as a 21-year-old with what amounts to half of a heart, his story won him a spot on the popular obstacle-course competition series.But, in a cruel twist, his congenital heart defect is also what derailed his plans just days before the Vancouver man and his parents were set to fly to Los Angeles.While watching “American Ninja Warrior” about a year and a half ago, Ben made it his mission to get on the show. His cardiologist gave him the OK, and Ben sent in his audition tape.He found out a few weeks ago that he was selected for the show, and the family planned to fly to California on Sunday. He was scheduled for filmed interviews today and to take his first shot at the obstacle course on Tuesday. Ben’s parents, Roxanne and Jerry Spinney, had custom T-shirts reading “Half Heart Ninja” made for the trip.But last Thursday, Ben received heartbreaking news. Liability issues related to his heart condition came up as Ben was signing the final legal documents and, ultimately, he had to withdraw from the show.last_img read more

Dan Savage’s itty-bitty village gets bigger every year

first_imgAbout 300 people roam the Christmas Carnival grounds, grabbing mugs of eggnog, gawking at the dinosaur exhibit and whirling through the air on its many rides; but every so often Dan Savage scoops up a few and drops them into a different part of the park.Christmas is definitely the Savages’ favorite holiday. Their house, by far the most decorated on the block, is done up to such a degree inside and out that their neighbors have dubbed them the Griswolds, after the classic holiday movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”So it stands to reason that a Christmas village — a staple of the holiday season — filled with tiny, rosy-cheeked, Dickensian figures moving about tiny ceramic buildings arranged just so on big swaths of fluffy batting would have a place in their home. Not quite.“I wanted to do something where people come in and go ‘Whoa,’ something fun to watch,” he said. “You can just set up a bunch of villages, then go ‘cute’ ya know?”When Savage set out to capture the essence of the holiday season in miniature, he wanted something more dynamic.The result is an impressive combination of whirling and swinging carnival rides, tiny food booths, shops and a dinosaur exhibit, surrounded by snowy trees, separated by light-lined cobblestone paths and wrapped with looming, snow-capped mountains. The scene fills a 4 1/2 -foot by 11-foot nook just off their living room. To take it all in at once is nearly impossible — there are just too many tiny details on every surface, too many little interactions going on between the people roaming the grounds. To see it all requires leaning in and looking closely, one interaction at a time.last_img read more

Allergy season returns to Clark County

first_imgItchy, watering eyes? No, those tears aren’t from sadness — or are they?Allergy season is back and here to stay through summer, which means a return of itchy, runny noses and eyes. But with seasonal allergies comes more than hay fever.A study from The American Journal of Epidemiology found that people experiencing allergies are more likely to also experience depression. While most allergy symptoms aren’t that severe, some symptoms, such as sleepiness, headaches, fatigue and overall crumminess, can lead to an increase in general sadness.Allergies can also negatively impact people’s sleep and productivity at work, said Gregory Owens, an allergist with Vancouver Clinic. Presenteeism, or working while sick, results in a drop in productivity and poor health.“When I get a cold, I’m kind of a miserable person,” Owens said. “So people with bad allergies, they’re kind of living that every day.”Clark County’s allergy season started to ramp up a couple of weeks ago, when warmer temperatures arrived. Since then, Owens said he’s seen more people visiting Vancouver Clinic for advice on how to best treat their symptoms.last_img read more

GBR Holds Awareness Campaign On Irregular Migration

first_imgBy Nelson Manneh The Gambia ‘Backway’ Returnees (GBR) on Wednesday, August 29th, held an awareness campaign on Irregular Migration at the Youth Monument in Westfield. The project which is sponsored by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the International Organization for Migrantion (IOM), is designed to inform the people on the dangers involved in irregular migration, particularly the migrant root going through Libya.In his remarks Lamin Fadera, the Chairperson of GBR, said the project is aimed to create awareness on irregular migration, and to engender positive behavioural change among young people, so that they can take advantage of the available local opportunities and make a better living in their countries of origin.“The youth should know that they can make it in the Gambia, because there are opportunities existing locally, to make their dreams come true. All we need, is to start small and grow big, because even Rome, was not built in a day,” he noted. Fadera said migration is a must but should be done safely and in a regular manner to save lives, properties and resources.He urged the authorities to support youth development programs, formulate good policies and ensure their effective implementation, to combat irregular migration.Kemo Bojang, the Youth Councillor from Kanifing Municipal Council, said all the youth who ventured in the common ‘backway’ journey, have substantial reasons that are best known to them.“Nobody will just want to go and lose his or her life in the Mediterranean sea, without reason,” he said. As the youth representative at the Council, Bojang said they will work hard to make sure the youth achieve their dreams in their mother land.Muhammed Bah, one of the returnees who narrated his experience, said he joined the journey in 2015 but stopped in Libya and came back home with the help of IOM. Bah who was in his tears as he spoke, said one of his best friend passed away in the desert and was buried there, while they continued on the journey.“It is sad to say, but Libya is where people can be killed and beaten without anybody saying anything,” he said. Bah added that in Libya, they were treated like savages.The GBR was formed in 2017, after a batch of one hundred and fifty youth were airlifted back home. The youth came together to sanitized the public on their experience and what they have faced during the cause of their journey.last_img read more

Deco defends Mourinho He knows better than us

first_imgDeco has defended Jose Mourinho’s methods at Manchester United and insisted that he is only trying to push his players to even great heightsThe Portuguese coach has publicly criticised some of his players this season amid United’s inability to challenge local rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title.Mourinho has had a number of high-profile bust-ups with the likes of Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba lately and admitted that some of his squad are there only out of a lack of resource to replace them.Deco, who famously won the Champions League with the 55-year-old at FC Porto in 2004, has defended Mourinho’s tactics and insisted that he “knows better than us”.“He is always the same,” said the former Barcelona player, as reported on Sky Sports.“He’s doing his job. The problem between the coach and the players is normal. He knows better than us.”He added: “what happens in the dressing room is that sometimes he wants to push the players,”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“It’s complicated to manage a big club like Man United.“In Portugal, there was a lot of pressure because when he arrived we had been two, three years without a title. But I think he is the same. The players changed, the time has changed. Maybe today the reactions from the players are different.“If Man United brings him to be a coach they knew he was like that. He puts pressure on the players, the club. He wants to win, that’s that.”Deco, who had a fractured relationship with Pep Guardiola during his Barcelona days, feels that what the Catalan has accomplished at Manchester City this season may never be repeated again.“It’s not normal in the Premier League, what Man City did,” said Deco.“Man United had a good competition. Many times it’s not so good, but I think Man City did so well it would be difficult to repeat another season like that.”But he thinks there is hope for Mourinho’s side: “Man United needs to stay in the right way, they have good players, maybe two or three new players for the next season. But I think they are doing well.”last_img read more

Mido hopeful Salah will be available

first_imgFormer Egypt international Mido is hoping to see Mohamed Salah make a full recovery from his shoulder injury in time for the national team’s World Cup campaignThe Liverpool forward is looking increasingly doubtful for Egypt’s first game against Uruguay in Group A after missing the team training sessions over the weekend.Salah scored 71% of the Pharaohs’ goals during World Cup qualifying and will be sorely missed if he is unable to return to full fitness in time.But Mido remains hopeful that his compatriot will return in time for Egypt.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“All Egyptians are proud to have a player playing at the top level and in the final of the Champions League and to become the best player in the Premier League, it’s such an honour for all of us,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.“But now we want him [Salah] in the World Cup. We want him to be involved because he worked so hard to get this team, with his team-mates of course, to come to this tournament.“Hopefully he will be fit and hopefully we can get through this group.”Egypt will also face hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A in what will be their first World Cup appearances in nearly three decades.last_img read more

Barcelona could be set for Dembele uturn

first_imgBarcelona are set to invest in the development of Ousmane Dembele as one of their future star forwards after their failure to sign Antoine Griezmann, reports SportThe 21-year-old joined the Catalan giants last summer from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of around €105m following Neymar’s shock exit to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record €222m.However,  a series of injuries heavily restricted his appearances at the beginning of the season and, after ending his first campaign at Barcelona with just three league goals in his 17 La Liga games, there had been doubts over Dembele’s future at Barcelona who turned their full focus into signing his France teammate Griezmann to partner Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front instead.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.But the Atletico star revealed last week that he would be staying at Madrid for next season, which has left the La Liga champions questioning what to do with Dembele.But following former defender Eric Abidal’s appointment as the new director of football at Barcelona, there is new hope within the Nou Camp that the Frenchman may be able to help his compatriot ease into the club’s style of play.last_img read more

Klopp backs Lovren comments

first_imgAfter beating England at the semi-final stage, Dejan Lovren called himself “one of the best defenders in the world”. His coach at Liverpool agrees, even though the centre-back didn’t perform so well last season.For many, Jurgen Klopp backing Lovren comments seems strange, as the Croatian didn’t shine playing for Liverpool last season.The Anfield manager agrees in some degree with the self-compliment but admits someone else other the Lovren should be saying that: “It would be better if somebody else would say that! But actually, he’s right”, he said, as stated in Sportslens.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“They are offensive in the midfield with Rakitic, Brozovic, Modric, so somebody needs to fix all that. Dejan is a big part of that.”“People don’t think about that, but if you go into detail it’s not a big surprise that Croatia are where they are. They don’t have world-class full-backs, but in the end they don’t concede”, he continued, forgetting Croatia conceded five goals at the World Cup.“He played a really good World Cup, but to do it consistently is more important. We will work together for a long time, so I will have the opportunity to help him. Next time I will say it!”last_img read more

Mourinho clearly unhappy with Man United players

first_imgJose Mourinho lashed out at his toothless Manchester United attack and admitted they were below average after a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Old Trafford.Fred put Mourinho’s men ahead in the 19th minute with a smart right-footed finish despite a bright start from the visitors.However, a rejuvenated Wolves side leveled the scores when Joao Moutinho curled home an exquisite left-foot shot into the top corner.The Red Devils failed to find the winner as Nuno Espirito’s men held on for a point at Old Trafford.“They deserved their point and we deserve the punishment of only getting one point. They started better were more aggressive, had more intent and I don’t know why but they were more motivated.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I was expecting more from my attacking players. There was not enough creativity, movement or dynamism.“We made it quite easy for them to cope with our supremacy in last 20 minutes. Overall we don’t deserve more than this.“Our performance was not consistent, not creative and not dynamic.“The way we started we were lucky to be the first team to score. From a mental point of view, their approach was more for a football match than ours.”last_img read more

Neville The hard work starts now for United

first_imgAfter United’s 5-1 victory at Cardiff City on Saturday, Gary Neville says it’s time the players put in the work and prove they can produce a consistent level of performance.Former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came back to the club as interim manager after Mourinho was sacked last week Tuesday.He took charge of his first game away at Cardiff City on Sunday, and United produced an impressive performance in a 5-1 victory.Neville questioned whether the result was because of the team they faced or turning a new leaf under a new manager, but has called for hard work in order to finish strong this season.“There was an immediate bounce and impact from Ole, however, it was Cardiff and we need to see if they can do it over six months,” Neville told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“If they can do that then they will get the opportunity to play for the club next season. If they do it over six games and then drop back they won’t play for the club next season.“The most important thing for Manchester United is sailing the ship into shore calmly, with some people needing to disembark and not come back, and some needing to come on and sail out to seas in the future. That’s the nature of the next six months.“The hard work starts now for United. Anybody who thinks sacking Jose Mourinho is the answer, it is not, the hard work starts now and I am sure the people in the club are wise enough and knowledgeable to know that.”last_img read more

Allegri and Juventus are ready for the last match of 2018

first_imgAccording to the Bianconeri manager, the team is expecting to close the year with a victory against SampdoriaIn the last match of the year, Juventus will play against Sampdoria in the Italian Lega Serie A.And for the Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri, this is the perfect time to get a win.“Tomorrow will be a very difficult and long match. We have to get the three points so that we can end the year well and enter the break with peace of mind,” he told reporters according to the team’s official website.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Sampdoria have only lost once in their last seven games, and have taken a positive result in their last three away trips.”“It is not a game to be underestimated, we will need the support of the fans. Quagliarella is an amazing player and always scores extraordinary goals,” he explained.“Benatia, Matuidi and Bernardeschi are available. Szczesny, Ronaldo, Rugani, and Chiellini will all start, whilst Bonucci will rest.”“In attack, both Dybala and Mandzukic are going good, but I have a doubt on the left whether to put in Alex Sandro or Spinazzola from the first minute, whilst the latter could still play a part in the game regardless,” he concluded.last_img read more

Obama now in Jamaica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:jamaica, obama, Panama, portia simpson miller Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, 09 Apr 2015 – OBAMA in Jamaica now for an official stop before joining western hemisphere leaders at the Summit of the Americas in Panama. The reality of the pop-star like American president has Jamaicans hysterical with joy at the arrival of the Nobel Peace Prize and Grammy Award winning Obama; who is the first black man to hold that office in the US. Arguably that fact is of particular significance to Jamaica, the third largest English speaking nation in the Americas and a country of predominantly black people.CARICOM leaders will reportedly be present as guests of Prime Minister, Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and will journey from Jamaica to Panama at the end of President Barack Obama’s historic visit. One Jamaican has already promised Mr Obama a Red Stripe during his visit. The last US President to visit Jamaica was Ronald Reagan in 1982. Summit of the Americas is set for April 10-11 in Panama. Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

TCI Loaded Bank amounts and accounts disclosed in House of Assembly

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:budget debate, house of assembly, washington misick Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Aug 2015 – The Turks and Caicos is loaded, at least that is what it sounded like last week when Finance Minister Washington Misick responded to an Opposition Party question on how much money we’ve got as a nation, and where that money is. “The balance in the sinking fund at the end of June 2015 is $110,261,700.90. The cash balances in the banks within the Turks and Caicos are as follows: Deposit account clearing, $875,000; CIBC First Caribbean Int’l 7,187,221.41…”Literally tens of millions of dollars in half a dozen bank accounts speak to a very different TCI since the UK Interim Administration altered government’s operations through policy and constitutional changes and which have forced a more streamlined approach to managing the country’s money.During the Budget Debate, this very comparison was made when Governor Appointment member, female, Lilian Missick made her contribution. The sinking fund alone boasts over 100 plus million dollars; this is a sort of savings account for the country. Recently the TCI learned that it maintains its BBB+ rating from Standard and Poor’s and last week during Cabinet, it was hinted that the report for quarter one for these islands will again show strong financial performance. last_img read more

DPM at Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Bahama

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 11, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest, left, speaks with the Broadcasting Corporation’s Deputy News Director Ricardo Lightbourn during live broadcast from the Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Bahama.The centre was established to deal with the impact of relentless Hurricane Irma over the weekend that severely affected several islands of The Bahamas.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more