Shaquielle Oneal causes excitement at Straw Market

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 7, 2017 – Nassau – A Shaq citing yesterday amped up the excitement at the World Famous Straw Market of Nassau; NBA Hall of Famer and champion, Shaquielle Oneal was spotted browsing the shopping area and even my sister in law managed to get her photo with the superstar. #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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Premier Robinson Congratulates Prime Minister Hurbert Minnis

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 11, 2017 – Nassau – Premier Sharlene Robinson today phoned Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM) and incoming Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, to congratulate him on his Party’s success at the Polls.Premier Robinson remarked that the call was welcomed and well received.She has also issued a congratulatory letter on behalf of the People of the Turks and Caicos Islands which included the following sentiments:“It is without a doubt that the people of the Bahamas have spoken and their level of faith in both you as their leader and your government translated in the landslide delivery of thirty five candidates from the Bahamas FNM Party…”She continued in her letter. “…As politicians we have the great responsibility to effectively lay out the promises of our manifestos, hoping that others will share in our vision for our countries, but as Leaders we have an even greater responsibility, to deliver on those promises and fulfill the dreams that we have awaken in our people.”Premier Robinson has wished the new Prime Minister all the very best in his endeavors and committed to pray for him, his Government and his country.#magneticmedianews#premiercongratulateshurbertminnis Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #premiercongratulateshurbertminnis Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For November 26 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, November 26, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A slight chance of rain and snow before 8am, then rain. Patchy fog. High near 44. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.At Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 6:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: Brush Strokes Art Studio of Tewksbury is holding a paint night at 7pm. Come paint holiday wine glasses at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street).  Eat, drink and paint!  Brush Strokes will provide all the paint supplies.  No painting experience is necessary.  Space is limited so register today by calling 508-572-0853 or by clicking HERE.  Cost is $35 for two wine glasses.At The Library: Baby Laptime at 9:30am. Networkers: Exploring Entrepreneurship – The SBA Advantage at 10am. Exploration Station at 10:30am. Maker Mondays at 3pm. PJ Storytime at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Quilting at 1pm. Book Club at 1pm. Wii Bowling Tournament at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For March 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For December 18In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Rain in Brazil brings cheer to Indian coffee market global prices at

first_imgCoffee prices are at a 13-month high in international markets, after rain hit world’s largest-producer Brazil, lifting share prices of Indian coffee companies on Wednesday. Tata Coffee was the biggest gainer at 6.21 percent on the BSE at around 2.30 p.m., followed by Tata Global Beverages and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation.  “In Brazil it is raining too much in the Arabica areas, and this is definitely causing quality concerns,” Reuters had quoted a European physical coffee trader as saying last Friday. An Indian coffee grower said heavy rainfall is bound to impact harvesting of coffee crop.”Rains at the time of harvest can damage the crop as the beans will fall off. As a result, Arabica prices have been looking up in the last few days. Also, one cannot wish away the effect of drought in Brazil earlier in the year. Hence, it may not turn out to be a bumper crop as projected but not a bad crop either,” the Economic Times quoted coffee grower Anil Bhandari as saying.On June 17, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had forecast world coffee production for 2016/17 to rise by 2.4 million bags from the previous year to 155.7 million bags (60 kg per bag). The estimate was based on Arabica output in Brazil increasing to about 60 percent of total production, neutralising lower Robusta production in the country, along with Vietnam, and Indonesia.Arabica and Robusta are two main categories of coffee worldwide. The Arabica crop determines global coffee prices.After factoring global consumption at 150.8 million bags, the USDA said exports from  Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and India are likely to remain lower (than last year). India had exported 3.20 tonnes of coffee in 2015-16, up 13.39 percent from the previous fiscal.After from being the largest producer, Brazil is also the largest exporter of coffee.last_img read more

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Markets Weekahead PNB scam probe Flipkart Fed minutes

first_imgBuildings are reflected on the glass windows of the NSE (National Stock Exchange) building in Mumbai, India, December 27, 2016.Reuters fileIndian markets were back on a selling spree on Friday as bank stocks declined after more lenders disclosed their exposure in the Punjab National Bank’s $1.8 billion fraud case.The Sensex ended down 286.71 points, or 0.84 per cent, at 34010.76 and the Nifty ended down 93.20 points, or 0.88 per cent, at 10452.30.The Indian rupee also weakened against the U.S. dollar after nation’s trade deficit widened to 56-month high due to higher oil and gold imports.The partially convertible rupee closed at 64.22 on Friday, down 0.35 percent from its previous close of 63.91.Here’s what to watch in the coming days.PNB probe widens, others lenders in the netThe Securities and Exchange Board of India has started investigating into trading and disclosure related issues in the matter of Punjab National Bank and Gitanjali Gems with regards to $1.8 billion fraud case.SBI has said it has an exposure of $212 million in respect to letter of undertaking issued by Punjab National Bank to Nirav Modi and other top lenders are also in the fray.Indian-born diamond jewellery designer Nirav Modi is the founder of the $2.3 billion Firestar Diamond and was ranked #57 in the Forbes list of India’s billionaires in 2017.Walmart looking to buy Flipkart: ReportWalmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia’s third-largest economy, Reuters reported on Friday citing two sources familiar with the matter.In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals, the U.S. retailer is looking at buying new and existing shares in Flipkart and due diligence is likely to begin as early as next week, the report said.Federal Reserve minutes of the meetingNext week, the U.S. Fed releases the minutes from its January meeting at which the central bank opted to leave interest rates unchanged but upgraded its inflation outlook.So far U.S. economic data has shown a sharp uptick in wages and  a strong consumer price inflation figures, raising speculation that the central bank may raise interest sooner than expected.last_img read more

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BNP to lose existence if it boycotts polls says Muhith

first_imgAbul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoFinance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Monday said BNP will lose its existence as a political party if it does not participate in the next general election, reports UNB.The minister came up with the remarks after attending a meeting with government officials of the district at the deputy commissioner’s office.”No system can be more appropriate than the existing one for holding a free and fair election,” Muhith added.About electricity supply, Muhith said, “The government has relentlessly been working to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply in Sylhet …now the district gets electricity what it exactly needs. So, the government officials concerned should lose their jobs if there’s any complaint from any consumer about the electricity supply here.”Local political leaders, senior officials of the district and the police administrations were also present on the occasion.last_img read more

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Body of Spanish toddler trapped in well recovered

first_imgRelatives of two-year-old Julen Rosello, whose body was just found, are seen in Totalan, southern Spain, on 26 January 2019. Spanish authorities said early Saturday that rescuers had found the dead body of a 2-year-old boy who fell into a deep well 13 days ago. Photo: AFPRescuers on Saturday found the body of a two-year-old boy who fell in a well on 13 January in southern Spain after an unprecedented rescue operation fraught with glitches which had kept the country on tenterhooks.Hundreds of people had been working round-the-clock under the media glare to try to reach Julen Rosello, who fell down a narrow shaft which is more than 100 metres (330 feet) deep while his parents prepared a lunch in Totalan, a southern town near Malaga.”Unfortunately at 1:25am the rescue team reached the spot where they were looking for Julen and found the lifeless body of the little one,” the central government’s representative in the southwestern region of Andalusia, Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis, wrote on Twitter.”My condolences to the family. RIP,” he added.A hearse arrived at the site shortly after the news broke that Julen’s body had been found.There had been no sign of life from the boy but rescuers believed they knew where he was inside the illegal well.The only evidence of the boy’s presence were some strands of hair that matched his DNA and a bag of candy that he had been holding when he fell into the well.”All of Spain feels the infinite sadness of Julen’s family. We have followed closely every step to reach him,” prime minister Pedro Sanchez wrote on Twitter.”We will always appreciate the tireless effort of those who searched for him during all these days.”Complicated rescueThe complex rescue operation has been fraught with complications that have caused delay upon delay as Julen’s distraught parents and relatives stood by.Rescuers were been able to get to Julen via the well he fell down because it was blocked by a layer of earth, sand and stones believed to have been dislodged when he tumbled into the shaft.They decided to dig a vertical shaft parallel to the well, 60 metres deep, which was finished late on Monday.The idea was to secure the shaft with tubes then take elite miners down in a specially made cage to start digging a horizontal tunnel to the site where they believe the child was.But the tubes designed to secure the shaft did not fit, so they had to widen it, which delayed the operation still further.Eventually, they succeeded and expert miners on Thursday began painstakingly digging a four-metre tunnel to join both channels and hopefully reach Julen with the help of four small, controlled explosions.The miners worked in teams of two and were equipped with oxygen tanks.Each small explosion took about two hours, which slowed down the rescue attempt.Two miners had to first go down the shaft and bore a few holes. They were then followed by two specialised officers who set up the explosives.Once they returned above ground, the explosives were detonated and then the rescue team had to wait half an hour to clear the shaft of polluted air.Despite the passage of time, the boy’s relatives held out hope that he had somehow survived the fall and would be found alive.His great-aunt Elena told private television Telecinco on Friday that “sometimes I fall apart because many days have passed and my boy is in a well, and we don’t know if he is alive or dead. I believe he is alive.”Julen’s parents lost another child, Oliver, aged three, in 2017. The child had cardiac problems.The well was unmarked at the time of the accident and regional authorities in Andalusia said the necessary permission had not been sought before it was dug.last_img read more

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Leadership change Ukraine braces for uncertain future

first_imgA member of a local electoral commission hangs an information placard bearing a portait of Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky as he prepares a polling station for the upcoming presidential election in Kiev, on 20 April 2019 on the eve of the second round of the Presidential election in Ukraine. Photo: AFPUkraine readied Saturday for a change in leadership as a young comedian appeared set to crush his incumbent rival in presidential polls, delivering a stinging rebuke to the old elite.The 41-year-old TV star Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid to lead Ukraine began as a long shot but all polls show him defeating president Petro Poroshenko in a second-round vote on Sunday.His victory would open a new chapter in the history of a country that has gone through two popular uprisings in two decades and is mired in a five-year conflict with Moscow-backed insurgents in the east.Despite mounting uncertainty Ukrainians are fed up with corruption, poverty, and the war that has claimed some 13,000 lives over the past five years.”There is a hope that a simple man will better understand us and dismantle the system that we have in our country,” Yuliya Lykhota, 29, told AFP in Kiev.”It is very important to raise our people’s spirits.”Others said they doubted the political novice’s ability to enact real change as Ukraine’s sixth president.”I do not believe he will last long once he’s elected,” said Sergiy Fedorets, 62.”He has no support in parliament. He’ll be eaten alive.”Collective anxietyPoroshenko came to power after a bloody 2014 uprising ousted a Kremlin-backed regime, triggering Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.But many in the country of 45 million people feel the promises of the uprising have not been fulfilled.Zelensky has capitalised on popular anger as well as his popularity as the star of the sitcom “Servant of the People”, in which he plays a school teacher who becomes a president.Analysts say his political programme is vague at best and it remains unclear who will fill key positions in his government.Ahead of the vote a popular news website, Ukrainska Pravda, published an interview with a therapist who pointed to severe anxiety in the country.”There is not a single person who would not be discussing the situation in the country,” said Oleg Chaban.”People are more tense because they are paying with their lives and expect real change quickly.”Poroshenko, 53, has fought hard to secure re-election but his pleas to forgive him for past mistakes and give him a second chance have fallen on deaf ears.A survey by the Rating pollster showed Zelensky winning 73 per cent of the vote against 27 per cent for Poroshenko.’Neither comedy nor horror film’ On Saturday, Poroshenko once again called on Ukrainians to think twice before casting ballots for his rival.”A five-year presidential term is not a comedy that you can easily switch off if it is no longer funny,” he wrote on Facebook.”Neither is it a horror movie that can be easily stopped.”The West has closely watched the race amid concern a new government might undo years of reforms it has backed.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called both Zelensky and Poroshenko on Friday.He “reiterated our commitment to working with whomever the Ukrainian people choose to ensure the success of a secure, prosperous, democratic, & free (country),” Washington’s special envoy Kurt Volker said on Twitter.On Friday, the two rivals traded insults in the first and only debate of the campaign at Kiev’s 70,000-seater Olympic Stadium in front of thousands of spectators.Ukrainians said the head-to-head was more about political theatrics and a battle of wits than a much-needed policy debate.Zelensky accused Poroshenko — a tycoon who made a fortune in chocolate before taking office — of enriching himself and failing to end the war in the east.The Ukrainian leader attacked the inexperience of the untested Zelensky, questioning his ability to be a wartime commander-in-chief and saying he would not be able to stand up to Russia’s Vladimir Putin.He also drew attention to Zelensky’s ties to controversial tycoon Igor Kolomoysky.Supporters credit Poroshenko with rebuilding the army and securing an Orthodox Church independent of Russia but he won only just over half of Zelensky’s vote share in the first round of the election last month.last_img read more

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