Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Frost Arrived as Harvest ContinuedTemperatures continued to cool down as frost appeared throughout much of the State last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 21. The rain held off again this week and soils continued to dry out to adequate levels. Corn harvest continued to outpace the 5-year average. Soybean harvest moved ahead 15 percentage points, but lagged behind the 5-year average. The frost on the 18th and 19th signaled the end of the growing season for many. Corn condition increased slightly from 82 percent rated good to excellent condition last week to 83 percent this week. Soybean condition remained the same at 79 percent rated in good to excellent condition last week and this week. Other late season fieldwork included installing drain tile, fall tillage, and cutting and baling hay. Winter wheat planting and emergence continued slightly behind the 5-year pace. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 18 percent and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.Click here to read the full report.
The Goa administration late on Friday called off the search operations launched on Thursday following the collapse of an ageing footbridge across the Sanvordem river.While the rescue teams recovered two bodies on the night of the incident, a third was found on Friday evening. According to the police, the last was that of the man who had jumped into the river to commit suicide.The bridge had collapsed under the weight of crowds who gathered on it to watch the attempt to rescue him. The Portuguese-era bridge has been closed for traffic for the last four years. “The district administration withdrew the search and rescue operation last evening. There seems to be no possibility of finding more bodies there,” Superintendent of Police (South) Shekhar Prabhudesai said on Saturday.The multi-agency search and rescue operation involved personnel of the State police, the Navy, the National Disaster Response Force and Drishti Lifesaving Services, a private agency.Two persons had drowned in the accident, while around 20 others had swam to safety. Fourteen people were also rescued.After the incident, the Goa government had announced that all “dilapidated and unsafe” bridges in the State would be dismantled after a review. “The government will also carry out a safety audit of bridges and those which are found unsafe and not used by commuters would be dismantled,” Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai told reporters on Friday. read more
Domestic phone maker Karbonn has added a new smartphone in its Titanium series, the S1 Plus. Karbonn Titanium S1 PlusPriced at Rs 6490, the Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus comes with a 10.1-cm WVGA capacitive touch screen. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor and 1GB RAM with 4GB ROM architecture. Its expandable memory stands up to 32BG via a microSD card. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.The Titanium S1 Plus sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a digital front camera for video calling.The new Karbonn smartphone comes with dual SIM support where SIM 1 supports 3G and SIM 2 supports 2G network for faster network access. As per company’s claim, its 1500 mAh battery offers long backup.A host of networking options is also available on the device where GPS navigation, G-Sensor, Proximity & Light Sensor, 3G & Wi-Fi are offered as standard features.The Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus also offers features like touch and swipe gestures, customizable widgets and smart notification panel. read more
Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPRESS STATEMENT BYTHE RIGHT HONOUORABLE PERRY G. CHRISTIE, M.P.PRIME MINISTER & MINISTER OF FINANCEON COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE EXPIRATION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HAWKSBILL CREEK AGREEMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO PROMOTE AND SUSTAIN ECONOMIC GROWTH IN GRAND BAHAMAMARCH 5th, 2015 As indicated in my extensive presentation this morning at the Grand Bahama Business Outlook. I have called this Press Conference to announce a timely significant intervention which my Government is making with a view to charting a path forward to positively impact economic growth in Grand Bahama within a framework suited to the present and future, that also has due regard to the provisions of The Hawksbill Creek Agreement.Certain provisions of The Hawksbill Creek Agreement with respect to exemptions on business licence fees and real property tax are due to expire in August of this year. For some time the Grand Bahama economy, despite the broad incentives and tax concessions under the Hawksbill Creek legislation, has remained stagnant with limited exceptions, thus adversely impacting economic growth in the private sector and Government revenues. In the absence of aggressive policy interventions to jumpstart a new round of development, and enhance returns on existing investments, Grand Bahama’s economic performance could remain sub-par relative to other islands in The Bahamas. Thus the expiration of these Hawksbill Creek Agreement incentives provides an opportunity for the Government to secure a comprehensive set of new arrangements which can spur economic development and increase the Island’s contribution to net fiscal receipts. Several months ago the Government retained the international consulting firm McKinsey and Co to consult with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and other stakeholders and to undertake a study of the economic situation within the Port Area, the implications of the expiring incentives, and measures which might be taken to spur economic development. McKinsey and Company has presented its Report to the Government.Following upon the McKinsey Report, the Government has therefore appointed a Committee to hold discussions and negotiations with representatives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, investors, relevant public, private sector and community interests, with a view to making appropriate recommendations to the Government on arrangements for securing both an economic package to promote more robust sustained growth, and a fiscal package that enhances Grand Bahama’s contribution to the Government’s revenue base.In this regard there are several main objectives:(i) Agree with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and principal licensees a long term economic development plan which both protect and promote the shipping, industrial, logistics, tourism, real estate and other commercial sectors as the focus for Grand Bahama Island;(ii) Create a framework for immediate and long-term investment promotion on the island to attract investors which can operate assets competitively at a world class standard, and effectively and efficiently utilize the land resources with proper environmental safeguards;(iii) Ensure that the mechanisms are in place to align the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s quasi-regulatory authority with the policies of the Government and that a regulatory framework exists in keeping with present and changing international business best practices.(iv) Agree a suitable framework for property tax and business license that would note impede economic growth, and contribute along with other suitable measures to the enhancement of the Government’s revenue base.The Committee will report to a Ministerial sub-committee chaired by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. It is expected to conclude its work before the real property tax and business license exemptions expire in August 2015. The Committee is comprised of the following persons:Dr. Marcus Bethel, ChairmanSir Baltron BethelMr. James SmithMr. Kevin Seymour, President Grand Bahama Chamber of CommerceMr. Maurice MooreMs. Cassietta McIntoshThe Committee will carry out its duties in collaboration with and the support of the consulting firm of McKinsey and Company. It will be assisted by a technical team from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Attorney General. The Ministry for Grand Bahama would coordinate administrative support.My Government looks forward to the full cooperation of all concerned parties in facilitating the Committee’s work, and to a successful outcome of this important exercise. 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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 9, 2017 – Providenciales – On Tuesday, October 30th, Flow Turks and Caicos and partners traveled to the sister islands to distribute relief items for persons affected by the recent hurricanes and to say thank you to their customers for their loyal support. Flow also welcomed the many new customers who have joined its world-class 4GLTE network as a result of its demonstrated resilience during the hurricanes.Nearly 1,000 customers in Grand Turk, South Caicos, and North & Middle Caicos were treated to a hot cooked meal, ice cold refreshments courtesy of Sunny Foods, an assortment of fruits courtesy of Graceway IGA, and a variety of items from Flow.Flow Country Manager, Delleriece Hall said that “Cable & Wireless has been in Turks and Caicos for over 120 years and we stand committed to continue serving the people for many more years. We are grateful for our customers’ continued patronage and we thank them. We are also extremely grateful to our partners, CIBC First Caribbean, Inter Caribbean Airways, Graceway IGA, and Sunny Foods Wholesale for the contributions made in kind to give back to these islands that were severely impacted by the passing of the recent hurricanes more so than other islands.”“Graceway Supermarkets was pleased to partner with FLOW in to spend some time with residents of the Sister Islands. We hope we were able to bring some measure of relief and enjoyment in what has been a trying period for all. Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your day,” shared Ken Burns, Managing Director, Graceway Supermarkets.Larry Lawrence, Country Manager, CIBC FirstCaribbean said, “CIBC FirstCaribbean stands by our colleagues and clients during this difficult time, and are committed to working closely with our corporate clients and communities to recover and rebuild. The road to recovery in some of the hardest hit areas will be long, but we will help each other through it.”Olympian and Flow/C&W regional ambassador Mr Delano Williams, who is from Grand Turk, was also part of the team. Delano was delighted to share a message of hope and resilience with students and residents impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.“Kudos to the #1 network in the TCI for the tremendous work they have been doing to restore full services to residents in the TCI, and for keeping me connected to my family and friends before, during and after the storm,” said Williams.Williams visited several hurricane impacted public schools with the team from Flow across the Sister Islands. His message was to take a negative and turn it into a positive. He reminded islanders to use the Hurricane to reposition and re-invent themselves.Flow also unveiled its new Billboard messaging across the islands which echoes its sentiments of thanks and appreciation for its customers’ continued support.Press Release: FLOW Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: read more
Twitter Standards such as “Lover Come Back to Me” and “Stardust” share this showcase with first recordings including “Black Pearls” and “Nakatini Serenade.” The tracks were remastered from the original Rudy Van Gelder recordings and the new set is produced by Nick Phillips. Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 3, 2018 – 2:33 pm For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Email ‘Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings’ Presents An Epic Year In Jazz On Vinyl The lyricism of his sax on “Lush Life” began Coltrane’s great 1958Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 1, 2019 – 1:41 pm Over 60 years ago, in 1958 jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s first of 37 recordings made for Prestige Recordings was “Lush Life,” the title track of the album released in 1961 that has been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. On March 29 Craft Recordings will release Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings. “Lush Life” is just the first of these sessions that chronicle Coltrane’s early peak year before his mature flourishing.The eight-LP vinyl set presents all of 1958’s Prestige sessions chronologically and is accompanied by 40 pages of richly illustrated and extensive notes by Ashley Kahn, winner of Best Album Notes at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for Coltrane’s Offering: Live at Temple University. Packaged with hip retro style, the title is sure to be a target of collectors when Record Store Day 2019 arrives on April 13. The set will also be available on five CDs. News John Coltrane’s 1958 Jazz Sax Sessions Vinyl Set coltrane-58-prestige-recordings-presents-epic-year-jazz-vinyl Coltrane’s mature heights were still to come in the 60s. In 1958, he was only beginning to command his own power and style. Gaining wider recognition that year, his bebop lyricism was shockingly radical. The Prestige tracks have never been assembled together completely like this, enabling fans and newcomers alike to engage in jazz time travel to an excellent destination. John Coltrane Lost 1963 Session To Be Released SoonRead more https://twitter.com/JohnColtrane/status/1090300519258574849 read more