Related Items:#FireHall, #magneticmedianews, #SandBarFire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHome Affairs Minister Vaden Delroy Williams has said that government will soon begin work on a million-dollar Fire Hall in Providenciales. Williams made the announcement in response to the recent fire which destroyed the popular Sand Bar & Restaurant this past weekend in Grand Turk. The fire is the second major fire in the past ten weeks. Williams added that a similar facility will be proposed in the next budget cycle for Grand Turk. The Providenciales Fire Hall will cost an estimated $1.6 million to construct.The TCI government is thankful there was no loss of life or injury in the Sand Bar fire, said Williams, who encouraged individuals and businesses to use the resources of the Fire Department. He advised all citizens to conduct regular fire safety and prevention audits.#MagneticMediaNews#SandBarFire#FireHall Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
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RB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell insists they would welcome back Ademola Lookman with open armsThe 21-year-old winger spent the latter part of last season on loan at Leipzig and impressed with by contributing towards nine goals in just 11 Bundesliga games.Leipzig had hoped to sign Lookman in the summer for a reported fee of £22m, but were turned down by the player’s parent club Everton.However, talk of Lookman making a return to the Red Bull Arena has started up again due to the youngster making just five appearances this season at Everton with four of them coming from the bench.Speaking of the England Under-21 international, Mitchell admits that Leipzig does still retain an interest in him.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“It’s clear how much affection we have for Ademola and I think from the way he performed here, the environment we created for him and the platform we gave him, he also enjoyed his time here,” Mitchell told The Sun.“And with a situation like that, we would always be open to revisiting, but you never know. At this moment he is an Everton player and he’s working with some really good people there.“We know him and we will always keep a very close eye on his development because we see him as a Red Bull guy from his time here.“But at the moment we just have to hope that he continues his progression as a footballer and let’s see what the future brings.”
“As buyers, we recognize that this data is an estimate posting or early glimpse of a publication’s circulation, not the final audit,” Robin Steinberg, senior vice president and director of print investment at MediaVest USA said in a statement. “This gives us the ability to ask the right questions of our partners. The timely availability of this information is vital as we compare print with the myriad of other media options in today’s changing marketplace.” When it launched in 2006, the Rapid Report system—which allows publishers to voluntarily report their top-line circulation data on an issue-by-issue basis within weeks of the on-sale date—was slow to get participation from major publishers, who were reluctant to share the data with rivals. The free service seemed to finally gain traction last fall when Time Inc. joined the program.Today, a growing number of major magazine publishers have joined that program. American Media Inc. and Meredith have been on board since the beginning. Others, including Bauer, Bonnier, Condé Nast, Hachette, Hearst, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and long-time Rapid Report holdout Wenner Media, have since signed on. The Audit Bureau of Circulations has established a set of initial posting guidelines in hopes of speeding up and regulating the process for consumer magazines to file their circulation figures with the Rapid Report program. ABC’s board approved the guidelines in a meeting last week.Until now, the filing process has been a bit haphazard with publishers filing their sales numbers “basically whenever they get around to it,” the ABC said in a recent interview with FOLIO:. The guidelines come as consumer publishers are facing increased pressure from some advertisers to deliver engagement numbers more frequently.According to the new guidelines, weekly magazine publishers will be required to post their initial per-issue projections no later than three weeks after the on-sale date. Monthly magazine publishers will need to file no later than seven weeks after going on sale.
Skift, the four-year-old digital brand focused on the business of travel, is adding food and beverage to its portfolio. Chefs+Tech, a weekly newsletter launched and compiled by food writer Kristen Hawley, is now part of the Skift family. Hawley will join the staff full-time as senior editor of restaurants, and work remotely from San Francisco. “When I met with the company’s co-founders a few months ago, the chemistry and fit were remarkable,” Hawley wrote on Medium. “There’s no way this control freak would let just anyone take over any part of my beloved pet project without a perfect fit.” Evidently, the co-founders felt the same way. Rafat Ali, CEO and founder of the title, tells Folio: that food and beverage coverage is a natural progression for the brand which regularly writes about the intersection of technology and hospitality. “Travel and food are joined at the hip in so many ways,” Ali says. “As we started writing about travel and its impact, we learned that 25 percent of food and beverage revenues come from the travel industry…it’s a high interest subject.” “We doubled their newsletter subscription just in the last three hours since we made the announcement,” Ali says of his post on Wednesday. A side project since its incarnation, Chefs+Tech has no ads or revenue stream. But Ali says he sees potential in the title, which he calls “a small newsletter that’s read by very influential people in restaurant tech.” While Skift intends to grow its food and beverage coverage, Ali warns that this is a long term project. The group will work on growing the newsletter’s audience over the next six months, before hiring on staff to expand the section.
German firm Siemens set to cut 6,900 jobs globallyReutersThe year 2017 was marked by numerous layoffs worldwide spread across several sectors, and just when we thought that the season of job cuts was finally over, here comes another one. German manufacturing conglomerate Siemens on Thursday, November 16, announced that it was set to cut 6,900 jobs globally, which is about 2 percent of its total workforce.The move is mostly going to affect employees in its power and gas division, which has been seeing a slowdown due to the competition posed by the renewable power market.”The power generation industry is experiencing disruption of unprecedented scope and speed,” Reuters quoted Siemens management board member Lisa Davis as saying. “With their innovative strength and rapidly expanding generation capacity, renewables are putting other forms of power generation under increasing pressure.With this, Siemens is likely to cut 6,100 jobs in the power and gas division, which makes most of its revenue by supplying turbines to companies that generate power from oil and gas. The firm also said that about half of these job cuts will in the Germany and also did not rule out forced layoffs. A few job cuts are also said to be in the US.A few divisions of Siemens have been witnessing quite a slowdown and the firm’s Process Industries and Drives had a profit margin of just 2.9 percent last quarter. Siemens Chief Human Resources Officer Janina KugelReuters”The cuts are necessary to ensure that our expertise in power-plant technology, generators and large electrical motors stays competitive over the long term. That’s the goal behind the measures we’re taking,” CNBC quoted Janina Kugel, Siemens’ chief human resources officer, as saying.After the news of the mass layoff broke, IG Metall, Germany’s largest trade union, slammed the firm and said that it was extremely slow when it came to dealing with the crisis in the power sector. “Job cuts of this magnitude are totally unacceptable given the company is in an outstanding overall position,” IG Metall board member Juergen Kerner said.German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries also noted that Siemens’ employees are now concerned about the reports and their future and that the firm must work with them and the trade union to find a fair solution.Meanwhile, the German firm has said that even though there is a slowdown in some divisions, it expects the hiring pattern to remain stable now as well as 2018 and also noted that it will try and adjust the laid-off workers in its 3,200 vacant posts.
A Bangladeshi man helps Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on September 30, 2017. AFPThe plight of Rohingya refugees is the backdrop to Pope Francis’ landmark visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh this week. But in the vast refugee camps on the border, there is puzzlement, with many asking: “Who is he?”The head of the Catholic church has repeatedly spoken out in support of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh in their hundreds of thousands, bringing with them allegations of murders, rapes and arson committed by the Myanmar military.This week he met Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who is accused of overseeing brutal campaign to drive out the group that the UN and US have labelled “ethnic cleansing”.With his message of hope and tolerance, supporters hope the pope’s presence can tamp down the religious and ethnic hatreds that have roiled the region.Yet in the teeming Bangladeshi camps near the border with Myanmar, mention of the pontiff drew blank faces and raised eyebrows.Shown a photo, refugees shrugged and guessed him to be anyone from a wealthy king or a celebrity from the US to a Bangladeshi politician. Some mistook his zucchetto for an Islamic skullcap and said he could be a Muslim leader.”I think I’ve seen him in the news but what does he do? Is he important?” asked 42-year-old Nurul Qadar.Pope Francis, who arrives in Bangladesh on Thursday from mainly Buddhist Myanmar, is the first pontiff in 31 years to visit Bangladesh and has called the Rohingya his “brothers and sisters”.He is not due to visit the camps but will meet a small group of Rohingya refugees during an interfaith meeting in Dhaka on Friday.More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into the poor, overpopulated country since the start of a violent crackdown by the army in August.They are denied almost all basic human rights in Myanmar including the right to practise their religion, travel and marry freely.- ‘A very wise man’ -On learning of the pope’s role in the world, refugees AFP spoke to said they hoped Francis would be able to broker a deal with Myanmar that would pave the way for a safe return to their homeland.Maybe the government in Myanmar “might actually listen to him.” mused 40-year-old Mujibur Rahman.Hassan Arraf, a Rohingya imam at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, and the only one out of dozens who knew of the pope, said the Argentinian pontiff with his man-of-the-people reputation had the power to change their lives.”The way they tortured us, no religion allows it. He is a big leader of another religion but I believe he’s a very wise man,” he told AFP.”I think he will be able to understand what we went through. And he can ask the Myanmar government to resolve this matter and make the place peaceful.”Caritas, the Catholic Church’s humanitarian arm which is helping to feed 40,000 families in the camps, said it hoped the pope’s visit would at least help lift the spirits of the community.”He is coming… as a symbol of reconciliation. We are hoping his visit will bear a very positive impact and create a very good solution between the two countries,” James Gomes, regional director of Caritas, told AFP.When given information about this unfamiliar robed figure, many refugees said the pope should go to the squalid, overcrowded camps in southern Bangladesh to witness their suffering.”If his visit is about us, then he should come here to meet us and talk to us. He should see how we are living, how we barely survived,” said Hami Tusang as he queued for food.Another man behind him, Azim Ullah, said he wanted to “complain to the pope of the relentless torture we face in Rakhine”.”Being such a big leader, he must be seeing what we have been through. Every bad thing you can think of has happened to us,” he said, making a cutting motion across his throat.”He needs to be our bridge. He needs to demand our rights, our citizenship. Otherwise there is no point of such visits.”