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Official Nomination Day Today

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 18, 2016 – It is Nomination Day in the Turks and Caicos Islands and by 4pm the Elections Office will know for certain just how many candidates they will potentially be listing on ballot papers.  Most candidates to whom Magnetic Media has spoken will go early, wanting to have some time to remedy any problems just in case.The District contenders have to do so within their constituencies and with two registered voters of the constituency, along with the other requirements.  The All Island folks can take anyone and register as a nominee anywhere.There are 10 nomination centers which will be opened from 9am to 1pm and then 2pm to 4pm.  There will be some surprises today for certain and it will also prove quite exciting for those offering to serve the country in one of 15 seats… they will be able in this instance to boast their party or independent colours, bring a contingent of support and likely record some of the nomination activity which will not be able to happen on voting day, December 15.Follow us online, as Magnetic Media keeps pace with the candidates and their supporters to bring you the action from the electoral districts nationwide. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #nominationdaytci2016 Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Managing Freelancers and Archives

first_imgCopyright. Warrantees. Indemnification. Publishers today are gingerly feeling their way through a new freelance process as it relates to content rights and digital media. While most publishers are securing both print and digital rights for freelance contracts, they are also coming to a new understanding of what’s fair to freelancers for both creation of new multimedia content, as well as re-use of older print content online. Many publications, such as MacWorld, get both print and electronic rights to contributed articles but feedback from writers has led them to develop a provision that allows the writers to re-purpose the content they contribute on platforms of their choosing after three months. This helps since many freelance contributors aren’t simply writing articles for a living but also books as well as creating Web tutorials and videos. Many publishers are building up their Web sites and online archives. When CXO Media’s CIO did this back in the 1990s, the publication offered freelancers a premium (of about 5 percent to 10 percent of the original article fee) for each print story that was now being taken online. “We started with our own ideas about what we wanted the agreement to say,” says editor-in-chief Abbie Lundberg. CIO sent the contract to lawyers, who added some of the legal language including the “work-for-hire” terminology. At the same time CIO started including an “all-media-worldwide rights” clause—”I think that’s standard practice in the U.S these days although I just heard one of our sister publications in Australia is still not doing this, they’re only asking for rights to content in Australia.”Pushback?Lundberg says there hasn’t been any real pushback from freelancers when it comes to all-media rights. “We offered a small payment between 5 percent and 10 percent of the original fee for old print content that we wanted to include on the Web site,” adds Lundberg, who says only one writer balked at the price CIO was paying for that content.Today, CIO uses freelancers on a limited basis and most of its content is developed for the Web site first, with a few exceptions. “The number of articles we’re freelancing for the magazine is small,” says Lundberg. “We have a standing short feature called Essential Technology that we freelance out once a month. They have to send us links for companies mentioned in the article but we’re not asking them for any other multimedia elements at this point.”last_img read more

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Vaccines have no link to autism study of 657000 children finds

first_img Sci-Tech The Art of Science draws beauty from medical research Related stories In conclusion, the Danish team ended with a resolute statement in support of the idea that “MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination.” The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on March 5, was funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Danish Ministry of Health. In recent years, the anti-vax movement has gathered steam, resulting in a reluctance among some parents to get their children vaccinated. This social shift recently caused the World Health Organization to label “vaccine hesitancy” one of the biggest threats to global health in 2019. Measles cases continue to rise, with the WHO stating that the global spike is the result of “gaps in vaccination coverage.”In 2018, there was an almost 50 percent increase in worldwide measles cases and approximately 136,000 deaths. And the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have already reported 206 cases of measles in just two months, after a total of 372 cases were reported in 2018. Will this new, comprehensive data set be enough to sway those on the anti-vaccine side? Probably not. A number of studies over the last decade have looked at various vaccines, including those that contain mercury-based thimerosal, and found no association between autism and vaccines — a handful of research papers suggest otherwise, but the idea largely survives thanks to a fraudulent paper from 1998, the wilds of social media and a pervasive sense of mistrust. 13 Photos It only hurts for a second. Karl Tapales/Getty Images The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn’t cause autism, according to a massive, new study.  It’s yet another study that unravels any tie between vaccines and the developmental disability. A link between autism and the MMR vaccine has long been erroneously suggested, due to a controversial paper published in prestigious journal The Lancet over 20 years ago. Read more: How to track the 2019 measles outbreakAlthough the author of that paper, Andrew Wakefield, has been discredited and the original paper retracted, the myth that vaccines cause autism persists, even though mounting scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Today, if you wander too deep into the forest of social media, you’ll eventually be lost in arguments and counterarguments from a vocal minority arguing that vaccines are responsible for the disease.  Not so, shows the new study, conducted by a team of researchers with the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark. Their study followed childbirths in Denmark from 1999 to Dec. 31, 2010, and then followed up with the children from 1 year old until the study was completed in 2013. Using the Danish health registry allowed the researchers to compare a cohort of vaccinated children against unvaccinated children, definitively showing that those who received the MMR vaccine weren’t at a higher risk of autism. Examining 5,025,754 person-years of follow-up data, the researchers found 6,517 children who were diagnosed with autism. The team also showed that even those children considered more susceptible to the condition due to family history and other risk factors were not at higher risk of the disease. Share your voice 20 Tags Comments CRISPR gene editing explained: What is it and how does it work? Scientists use AI to reconstruct brain activity into speech Scientists grow human eye parts to determine how we see in colorlast_img read more

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Indian ecommerce market to triple to 12 billion this year

first_imgDomestic e-commerce market is expected to see a three-fold increase in its value compared to last year, as more and more people show interest in purchasing goods online.The combined gross merchandise value (GMV) of the Indian online retailers is projected to surpass $12 billion (Rs 78,000 crore) by December against $4.5 billion (Rs 29,000 crore) recorded in 2014.As major players like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, and eBay continue to provide a wide variety of merchandise on their platforms by partnering with many sellers and enhancing delivery mechanism, the Indian e-commerce sector is expected to see such a massive growth, Business Standard reported.Amazon sales have increased four-fold this year, as it tripled the number of sellers on its platform. Similarly, the country’s second largest retailer, Snapdeal, has increased its customer three times compared to last year, as it reduced the delivery time to just four hours in several cities.On the other hand, India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart saw a robust growth in sales to an estimated $300 million during recently concluded Big Billion Day sale that went for five days. The company said that it had sold 10 lakh products in the first 10 hours of ‘The Big Billion Days’ sale launched on 13 October.While top players — Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal — account for about of 80% of the online sales, small players in the sector are also gaining from the emerging trend. Competition in the domestic e-commerce space is expected to intensify as many big firms plan to foray into online retailing.Recently, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) said that it would roll out its online retailing platforms for fashion and electronic devices by the end of this year.”The overall ecosystem is growing. The good part is that many small guys are also growing rapidly with an increase in their shopper base and GMV. Even a niche e-commerce firm in furniture or baby goods is growing three to four times a year,” said Nitin Bawankule, head of e-commerce at Google India.Value of India’s e-commerce market is estimated to reach nearly $18-20 billion in 2016, according to Google.”There is a plenty of hype, but there is also a good deal of reality in India. It is a growing market, it is exciting, and there will be multiple winners. We will be one of them,” Scott Schenkel, chief financial officer & senior vice-president, eBay had said in an investors’ call last week.About 40% of retail shopping in the country happens during the festive season from September to December.last_img read more

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5 sentenced to death for killing girl after rape

first_imgA Chapainawabganj court on Thursday sentenced five people to death for killing a girl after violating her in Sadar upazila of in 2015, reports UNB.The condemned convicts are-Nayan Karmakar Robidas, a resident of Malbaghdanga village, Proshanto Robidas, a resident of Sonapotti village, Nitaichandra Robidas, Subash Dash and Proshanto Robidas, residents of Chakpara village.Among them, Nitaichandra, Subash and Proshanto were tried in absentia.The court also fined them Tk 100,000 each.Public prosecutor Anjuman Ara Begum said, police recovered the body of Ayesha, 20, daughter of Mofizul Islam of Kalinagar Bablabona village from a waterbody at Moharajpur Melar intersection on 24 June 2015.It was found in the autopsy that the girl was killed after rape.On 15 August, sub-inspector Shamim Akhter of Sadar police station filed a case against unidentified people.Later, inspector Sarwar Rahman, investigation officer of the case submitted charge sheet against eight people mentioning that Nayan, who had developed love affair with Aysha, called the girl and violated her along with his associates. Later, they strangled her to death.After examining all the records, Chapainawabganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 judge Shawkat Ali handed down the verdict acquitting three people.last_img read more

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Lady Days at THEARC Theater

first_imgTHEARC Theater will hold two free showings of Lady Days, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Feb. 20, in honor of Black History month. Lady Days is a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) theatrical production adapted from the stage production Lady Day @ Emerson’s Bar and Grill about the life and times of Billie Holiday. The scene is set in 1959 in Philadelphia. The audience will witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances which is interlaced with more than a dozen musical with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. The world premiere of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill opened at the Westside Theatre, New York City on Sept. 7, 1986. This show is appropriate for ages 4+ and open to school-aged youth and school groups. Each year, THEARC brings programs like Lady Days to the community to educate and inspire children and adults living east of the River. Operating with the belief that access to arts and diverse cultural activities is the essence of community development, THEARC Theater is the first state-of-the-art theater in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. In addition to housing eleven, world-class non-profit organizations, THEARC offers annual free and reduced price programming including: Black History Month at THEARC, Double Time Jazz at THEARC and Showtime Tuesdays at THEARC. Access to these programs not only delivers entertainment and education, but also provides the opportunity for inter-generational collaboration, conversation and promotes community unity. Attendance requires RSVP via the following url: http://www.thearcdc.org/events/ladydayslast_img read more

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