Viewer numbers for 28 WWE Total Divas viewers down

first_img Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Twitter Ronda Rousey, Sonya Deville join Total Divas Season 9 cast, will premiere on October 2 Google+ WhatsApp New additions to “Total Divas” cast next season, Bella Twins planning to leave the series “Total Bellas” renewed for a fifth season, New episodes to premiere in early 2020 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?center_img Now Playing Up Next The 2/8 edition of WWE Total Divas on E! drew 1.08 million viewers. This is down from the 1/25 edition of the show that drew 1.21 million viewers.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 36.59%0:00Remaining Time -3:34 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 Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Action-Packed Trek Through The Blue Ridge Mountains Ben Roethlisberger Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebooklast_img read more

New name added to Intercontinental match at WrestleMania

first_img Jon Moxley Joins AEW Fenix provides injury update, appears to be ready for Ladder Match at AEW All Out Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Shawn Michaels Videos Articles Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status 3/29 WWE Supershow Results: Pikeville, Kentucky (Kofi Kingston headlines, Flair vs. Lynch) Two more matches confirmed for AEW All Out on August 31, AAA Tag Team Titles on the line Videos Articles WhatsApp Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Stardust has been added to the WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder match at WrestleMania 31 on 3/29. The updated lineup now features Bad News Barrett defending against R-Truth, Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler and Stardust.Source: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 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 Facebook Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseylast_img read more

New Japan talent backstage at RAW visiting Natalya dedicates match CM Punk

first_img WWE RAW Results – 8/26/19 (Sasha Banks in action, King of the Ring continues) Pinterest WWE RAW Preview: Sasha Banks’ first match since WrestleMania, King of the Ring continues Facebook Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PWInsider reports that former WWE star and curent New Japan talent, Davey Boy Smith Jr. was backstage at WWE RAW last night in London, England.Natalya dedicated win to British BulldogNatalya dedicated her win from last night’s RAW to her late uncle, The British Bulldog, Davey Boy Smith.Dedicated this win tonight on #Raw to my uncle the #BritishBulldog Davey Boy Smith…Every time I’m in England, it’s hard not to think of him. ♥️#AlwaysInOurHearts— Nattie (@NatbyNature) May 15, 2018CM Punk dark match 15 years ago15 years ago, CM Punk and Doug Delicious squared off against Hawk and Animal, The Legion of Doom. LOD had defeated CM Punk and Doug Declicious in a dark match prior to the Smackdown tapings. CM Punk retweeted the following:The story behind this one is great.— Coach (@CMPunk) May 13, 2018center_img Updated RAW Preview: Trish Stratus returning to the ring, Shawn Michaels to appear on Miz TV Twitter Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

New content coming to the WWE Network this week Table for 3

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Facebook Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twitter Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remissioncenter_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Velvet Sky Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte The WWE Network schedule has new content listed for this week which includes brand new episodes of Table for 3, 205 Live, NXT and more. Below is a complete schedule for this week along with program descriptions.Monday, June 10 at 11:00pm ET after RAW it will be a brand new episode of “Table For 3”. The program description is listed as follows: Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan discuss squad goals, their chemistry and the friendship that was forged from their pairing as a team!Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00pm ET after SmackDown it will be a new episode of 205 Live.Wednesday, June 12 at 3:00pm ET it will be a new brand episode of NXT UK.  The program description is listed as follows: Imperium get some assistance during a main-event battle against British Strong Style. Plus, Ilja Dragunov, Xia Brookside and more!Wednesday June 12 at 8:00pm ET it will a new episode of NXT.  The Program description is listed as follows: After the unforgettable events from Bridgeport, Conn., NXT travels down the road to Bel Air, Maryland for a special night of NXT action!Friday June 14 at 7:30pm ET will be a brand new episode of “This Week In WWE”.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 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 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

US Supreme Court rejects Clark Elmores death penalty appeal

first_imgSEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the death penalty appeal of Clark Elmore, who was convicted in 1995 of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in northwestern Washington.But the decision drew a sharp dissent from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They criticized the Washington Supreme Court’s rationale for upholding the death sentence and argued Elmore’s trial lawyer — current Whatcom County public defender Jon Komorowski — failed to investigate evidence that the defendant had brain damage.“A more experienced attorney encouraged Elmore’s lawyer to investigate whether Elmore had suffered brain damage as a young man,” Sotomayor wrote. “Instead of doing so — indeed, instead of conducting any meaningful investigation into Elmore’s life — Elmore’s lawyer chose to present a one-hour penalty-phase argument to the jury about the remorse that Elmore felt for his crime.”As a result, jurors never heard that Elmore played in pesticide-contaminated fields as a child or handled Agent Orange pumps during the Vietnam War.Such mitigating evidence might have persuaded them to impose a life sentence, Sotomayor said. Komorowski later acknowledged it was a mistake, one he attributed to inexperience. It was his first capital case.last_img read more

Oregon Zoo admission free Sunday

first_imgThe Oregon Zoo invites the community to explore the zoo for free Sunday.The zoo’s admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the grounds open until 5 p.m. The zoo’s animals are more likely to be active during the wintertime, thanks to the cooler weather, according to a press release.Nora, the zoo’s new young polar bear, is typically most active before 11 a.m.Those planning a trip to the zoo are encouraged to take MAX light rail to avoid parking troubles in Washington Park. Visitors can check parking availability on the park’s website, For more information from the zoo, or call 503-226-1561.The zoo is at 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, just off Highway 26 west of downtown.last_img read more

Herrera Beutler encouraged by Trump Dem talks

first_imgMany conservatives are outraged President Donald Trump is working across the aisle with Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi on a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants. But Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is encouraged.“People of all political stripes agree that our immigration system is broken, and both parties should be involved in fixing the problems it’s created,” said Angeline Riesterer, Herrera Beutler’s spokeswoman. “By all reports, a final deal has yet to be struck and presented to Congress, but nothing being discussed includes a path to citizenship for DACA participants.”Trump used the phrase “allowing people to stay here” to indicate the fate of the so-called Dreamers.“In his statements, the president said he does not favor punishing children for the actions of their parents and Jaime agrees with that,” Riesterer said.Discrepancies have surfaced when it comes to the inclusion of a border wall as part of the DACA protections package. Trump tweeted early Thursday morning that the wall is required to move forward with immigrant protections.“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” the tweet read.last_img read more

Public meetings for week of Jan 21

first_imgMondayCamas school board, District Office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave.• 4 p.m. workshop: student wellness strategies, funding update.• 5:30 p.m. regular meeting.Vancouver City Council, council chambers, 415 W. Sixth St.• 4-6 p.m., workshops: agenda includes discussion on the Caples Terrace zone change, a proposal for a new downtown entryway and an update to the cultural, art and heritage plan.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: agenda includes a public hearing on an addendum to the Columbia Tech Center development agreement and an amendment to the Multifamily Housing Tax Exemption ordinance.Battle Ground school board, Lewisville Campus, 406 N.W. Fifth Ave.• 4:30 p.m., board work session.• 6 p.m., regular meeting: superintendent report, approval of revision to policy on executive sessions, approval of revision to policy on site acquisition.Washougal City Council, City Hall, 1701 C St.• 5 p.m. regular meeting: results of Washougal conversation board, Stalnaker Annexation, Commute Trip Reduction interlocal agreement and work plan, Washougal Memorial Cemetery code and rate change.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: Steamboat Landing dock emergency declaration.Woodland school board, Room 2203, Woodland High School, 1500 Dike Access Road.• 5:30 p.m., regular meeting: proposal for piloting of dual-language program at Woodland Primary School, Apptegy development update.Hockinson school board, library, Hockinson High School, 16819 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie.• 6 p.m., public hearing: Hockinson School District property determination.TuesdayClark County Council, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth floor, Vancouver.• 10 a.m., regular hearing: interlocal agreements, professional service contracts with firms for parks and natural resources, approve application for regional representative for VFC and AFIX Site Visit Activities Grant through Washington State Department of Health.Educational Service District 112 board of directors, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver.• 2 p.m., work session.• 3 p.m., regular meting.Vancouver school board, Robert C. Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Road.• 4 p.m., board work session.• 5:15 p.m., regular meeting: agenda includes design showcase; an executive session is scheduled to discuss the performance of a public employee.Ridgefield school board, Room 311, Ridgefield High School, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road.• 5 p.m., regular meeting: educational specifications for Ridgefield High School addition project, approve surplus van.Evergreen school board, Administrative Service Center, 13501 N.E. 28th St., Vancouver.• 5:30 p.m., special board meeting: monitoring district operational expectations — financial planning, asset protection, facilities; board workshop.Clark Communities Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Heathen Brewing, 1109 Washington St., Vancouver.• 6 p.m., regular meeting: draft 2018 work program, status of workshop request with PSU planning students, news release seeking to fill positions on committee.Washougal school board, District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way.• 6:30 p.m., regular meeting: alterations to the use of state financing assistance.Green Mountain school board, science classroom, 13105 N.E. Grinnell Road, Woodland.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: election of officers.La Center Planning Commission, Council chambers, 214 E. Fourth St.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: election of officers, joint city/council planning commission work sessions, outdoor lighting.WednesdayParking Advisory Committee, Aspen Conference Room, City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., Vancouver.• 7:30 a.m., workshop: parking efficiency study and an update on parking enforcement.Clark County Board of Health, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.• 9 a.m., regular meeting: service animals in food establishments; public health accreditation; flu update.Port of Vancouver commissioners, 3103 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver.• 9:30 a.m., commission meeting.Clark County Council, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., sixth floor, Vancouver.• 1:30 p.m., council time.Port of Ridgefield commissioners, 111 W. Division St., Ridgefield.• 3 p.m., commission meeting.Clark College Board of Trustees, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.• 3:30 p.m., work session.• 5 p.m., regular meeting.La Center school board, library, La Center High School, 725 N.E. Highland Ave.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: approve engagement letter for bond insurance.La Center City Council, City Hall, 214 E. Fourth St.• 7 p.m., public hearing: gambling tax rates, changing time of city council meetings.ThursdayRidgefield City Council, Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave. • 6:30 p.m., regular meeting.FridayVancouver Housing Authority, board room, 2500 Main St.• 10 a.m., regular meeting: approvals of the VHA Bridgeview contribution, Meriwether Place levy loan, tenant deposit assistance and an increase in contribution to support a day center.last_img read more

Advocates say human composting an ecofriendly alternative to burial cremation

first_imgGrandpa’s old apple tree has a whole new meaning.This year, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to legalize natural organic reduction, a process of converting human remains into soil that has been casually referred to as “human composting.”Senate Bill 5001 offers two new post-death alternatives to burial and cremation, the only legal options available in Washington.“The main purpose is to provide more options to people in terms of how they can dispose of their own remains and those of their loved ones,” said state Sen. Jamie Pedersen, the Seattle Democrat who pre-filed the bill. “There are people who are very troubled by the environmental consequences with the current means of disposing with remains.”In addition to natural organic reduction, or recomposition, as it is called in S.B. 5001, the bill also allows a process called alkaline hydrolysis, which dissolves bodies using potassium hydroxide or lye in a pressurized vessel. Alkaline hydrolysis is already legal in more than 15 states, but recomposition likely isn’t legal anywhere in the world, according to a New York Times story.“It’s just amazing that we have this completely universal experience of dying and we live in a world that has been transformed over 100 years, or 50 years, or 10 years, or even five years by technology — and yet technology has not really helped us with this universal experience of what to do with dead bodies,” Pedersen said. “Because the law continues to say — or at least it will until next May — continues to say that the only permitted means of disposing with remains are burial and burning, which have been with us for thousands of years.”Pedersen said cremation and burial are more costly and worse for the environment than recomposition, which involves placing a body in a vessel with mostly wood chips and straw. The vessel is then turned gently over 30 days and a stream of warm air is applied, Pedersen said, with about two wheelbarrows worth of soil returned at the end.last_img read more

Roma paid the price for their mistakes – Di Francesco

first_imgAS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco feels that they ultimately paid a heavy price for their mistakes in their 4-1 defeat to Barcelona at the Nou CampThe Giallorossi conceded two own goals with Barcelona’s Gerard Pique then adding a third for the hosts. Edin Dzeko had given Roma a glimmer of hope when he scored, but Luis Suarez then hammered home from 14 yards to restore their advantage.Speaking after the match, Di Francesco felt that the overall results was not a fair reflection on their performance. But the Italian conceded that making the mistakes they did against Barcelona was always going to prove costly.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.“I think the result is unfair on us given the way we played against a team like this. We scored an incredible own goal – Daniele De Rossi’s – and made mistakes in our own area. We made a game of it but were too slow in dropping off and reading certain situations. Ultimately, we needed to score when we had the chance to do so, like through [Diego] Perotti at the start of the second half or when we won the ball off their keeper. We needed to be more clinical because Barcelona are unforgiving.” said the Roma coach, according to the club website.“The players who started the game did well and so did our substitutes, [Stephan] El Shaarawy, [Gregoire] Defrel and [Maxime] Gonalons. Max played well, regardless of his mistake on the fourth goal. We were good in the first half and set out to score after the break with focus and determination. We managed to win the ball back but our decision-making let us down. And people always go on about how good our goalkeeper is but their goalie saved all our efforts tonight.”last_img read more

Wenger reveals favourite for his successor at Arsenal

first_imgAfter he publicly announced his future retirement, after loyally spending the last 22 years at Arsenal, Wenger has given to birth to a number of speculations regarding various topics – from the real reason behind his decision to the next Gunners manager.However, he has now shared he has a high opinion of the now-former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique, who has been linked with a possible arrival at Arsenal on multiple occasions.“I don’t want to influence the next manager, but of course I have a high opinion of Luis Enrique,” Wenger said, according to the Independent.Luis Enrique has been retired ever since he was sacked from Barcelona and is reportedly looking to make a comeback in Europe.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Wenger went on to discuss his team and the support he received from Sir Alex Ferguson.“Is there a perfect goodbye? I don’t know. I just want to do as well as I can.”“This group of players deserve something special and I want to do it for them, to achieve something with them. My biggest satisfaction would be to be successful with the players we have.”last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldos Real Madrid legacy

first_imgAfter over two months of speculation, Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid to join Juventus in a €112m deal, but what kind of legacy did he leave the club after nine years?The Portugal captain arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu as a fresh-faced 24-year-old from Manchester United in a then-world record deal of €94m in the summer of 2009 and as the reigning Ballon d’Or winner.A return of 33 goals in all competitions was to follow in his debut campaign in what was a trophyless season following Real’s disappointing exits in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.After questions on whether Ronaldo’s hefty price tag was worth it, after all, the Portuguese superstar responded in astonishing fashion with 53 goals in a single season and since then he has achieved the following across his magnificent nine-spell:Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.450 goals in 438 games.A record of 17 goals in the 2013-14 Champions League season105 Champions League goals4  Champions League titles311 goals in La Liga.2 La Liga titles (2011-12 & 2016-17)15 Major trophies with the club4 Ballon d’Or awards44 hat-tricks8 times he had scored four or more goals for Real.Club record quickest ever hat-trick inside eight minutes in a 9-1 win over Granada.A record total of 61 goals in all competitions during the 2014-15 season.658 Career goals(Obtained by the Daily Mail)Undoutably he is a true great for Real after the many, many records he has broken and will likely be forever regarded on the same level as club legends like Andrea Di Stefano.Nine years on, and with football’s most coveted individual prize still in his hands in the Ballon d’Or, the question now is whether he will be up to the challenge of ending Juventus’ 22-year wait for glory in Europe? And what will become of Real Madrid in his absence?last_img read more

Goodbye 2018 Mbappe is aiming for a new trophy

first_imgThe French teenager ended up on 13th place in the top scorer list last season with only 13 goals, and this year he’s first with the same number of goals and time to spareAfter only 17 matches played, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is currently France’s top scorer with 13 goals.This matches the same number of goals he scored last year, where he ended up on 13th place in the goalscorer list.The teenager keeps surprising everybody and doesn’t seem to stop.He is followed by Nantes’ Emiliano Sala and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe with 12 goals.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.On fourth Marseille’s Florian Thauvin and PSG’s Neymar Jr. are tied with 11 goals.And last season top scorer, PSG’s Edinson Cavani, is following closely with 10 goals.Cavani was the top goalscorer of the 2017-2019 French Ligue 1 season with 28 goals, he scored six more than second-place Thauvian.Do you think Mbappe can add another trophy to his personal collection?last_img read more


first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Related Items:carpha, dr. lisa indar, tourism symposium, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2014 – The Turks and Caicos Tourism Symposium welcomes Dr. Lisa Indar, who is a Programme Manager with CARPHA. Dr. Indar, on day one, will focus on: “Health and Tourism, Emerging threat to the Tourism Industry in the Region; a Health Pandemic.” Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aidlast_img read more

Government passes motion to forgive 12 million owed by LIME

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:forgive, lime, pnp, washington misick TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Nov 2015 – The PNP Administration is certain that a motion passed in the House of Assembly today not only saved consumers money but saved telecommunications industry jobs; LIME was forgiven some $12 million in debt when the Government’s motion passed 10 in favor and nine against at Parliament. The Government side calls it a hearty debate which ended with LIME benefitting from “a measure of good gesture, to the longest standing corporate citizen of these islands…”The Office of the Premier explains the move to erase the late fee penalties which were accrued over four years after an audit of the telecommunications company picked up on the expensive error came after negotiations.It was revealed that from June 2010 to May 2014, LIME had not levied taxes on its clients for a wide range of taxable services which amounted to some $3.5 million dollars. But it is the so called, overarching accrual of the penalty charges which brought LIME’s bill to $13 million. LIME paid off the $3.5 million in taxes, and agreed to $1 million dollars of the penalties but asked the government to waive the balance on those penal fees. Finance Minister Washington Misick brought the motion, and shared: “…Governments must be prepared to make tough decisions for the preservation of corporate partners and the business community and for the protection of jobs and citizens who could otherwise be negatively impacted in such situations.” The Opposition side wholly rejected the motion; asking for more information on the situation. Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

Premier updates on Priton Development no concrete solution

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 9, 2016 – Millennium Heights Homeowners continue to wait to see what will happen as Priton Development remains invisible when it comes to promised paved road completion, recreational park developed and street lights erected in phase two of their subdivision project.  The named works were among the infrastructure items Government negotiated for at the onset of development agreement; but to date the work remains incomplete.  It was in June 2016 that Premier Rufus Ewing, Planning Department, Environmental Health Department and Infrastructure Minister, Amanda Missick all toured the community.    One on one though, he told Magnetic Media that his government is prepared to do what Priton won’t.  This will be at tax-payers expense, when Priton Development, who continues to have no comment since the residents began speaking out, has already benefited substantially from sales of the over 200 houses.  Planning had said it would not issue any more occupancy certificates.  When the PNP launched its Manifesto on Monday, Premier Rufus Ewing did not have much to say when asked about the advancements on the issues in Millennium Heights.  “Well if the developer don’t do it, we’re going to have to do it, because I think there is some provision within the development agreement that says proper lighting should be there, as well as certain streets should be there, like any development. And if they don’t do it, then we’re going to have to do it, especially the community lighting part of it, because it’s important that they get proper lighting within the communities. That’s why we’re looking to get the independent energy powered solar light outside of Fortis, so that we are able to do those within those communities.”center_img Since then, there has been little communication and although the Planning Department had issued a stop notice to Priton Development to halt construction work; residents told Magnetic Media that home building continues.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Bahamas PM Christie says 40 of VAT covered deficit

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas now knows where the VAT money went says  Prime Minister Perry Christie delivered on his promise to explain the VAT collection and allocation.   Residents and guests of The Bahamas are healthy consumers as the report revealed that not only did VAT exceed performance expectations, t it was over a billion dollars collected in the 7.5% tax on goods and services.PM Perry Christie, who is the Minister of Finance said that VAT drew 1.14 billion dollars and that the Customs Department collected $415 million of that money over two years.  While VAT did bring in more than half The Bahamas’ national budget, there were some offsets because of its existence.   The Prime Minister explained that tax breaks and duty rate cuts and eliminations did cause some losses in other revenue areas and that net impact on revenues cost the country almost three quarters of the VAT earnings; quoted at $756 million.Due to this huge loss to government revenue in other areas, VAT was able to contribute and 30% of earnings to the lost revenue.  The country’s leader said 40% of the VAT money was used to reduce the deficit and the remaining 30% went to general expenditures.   VAT also had to refund some of its subscribing companies, that happened to the tune of $20 million revealed the report presented Wednesday in the House of Assembly.The Prime Minister did a better job in his presentation than his junior finance minister, Michael Halkitis who many agreed mucked it up at the PLP National Convention in January; the PM shared some of the programmes or elements of country affairs that benefited directly from VAT money.   “Since the implementation of VAT, the government has hired an additional 99 police officers at $1,782,000 per annum; it has hired an additional 166 Defense Force officers at $2,988,000 per annum; it has employed 347 more teachers and education support staff at $8,400,500 per annum; and it has hired 103 additional doctors and health professionals at $2,932,550 per annum.”While the National Budget, according to reports released by the Central Bank reveal that the deficit has ballooned and there is criticism for the Administration not exercising enough austerity measures to save money, Mr. Christie said his PLP Administration is spending less. I quote the statement by the PM, “Today we have reduced this excess of spending over earnings to an average of less than $400 million and excluding natural disasters to an average of less than $250 million.  Therefore debt accumulation has decelerated.”You can read the presentation of PM Perry Christie in full at Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #VATcovereddeficitsaysPM, #VATspendinglast_img read more

Pioneering politician cultural historian among TCI Natl Honourees

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Wellington Williams, Bill Clare, Paul Higgs, Nadidja Parker, Blythe Clare, Mark & Barbara Pankurst and Conrad Howell are among the near 40 people selected as the 2017 recipients of National Honours and Awards.  The long list of stand outs, recommended by those who deem them worthy of receiving in one of seven categories was published in an October 3 (2017) Gazette.Two on the list were honoured posthumously and will now carry special distinctions as they are referenced:  The Most Honourable is now the title of the late Paul Higgs, a pioneer legislator and fiery politician hailing from North Caicos; Most Hon Higgs received the highest honour this year and got the Order of Turks and Caicos medal.   The other award given posthumously goes to the author of the country’s National Song, This Land of Ours.  The late Much Honoured Rev Dr. Conrad Howell of Providenciales is among the four to receive the patriotic award, Cayos Medal. Also in the group of Cayos Medal honours are Bill Archie Clare, the ‘Man for All Seasons’ of South Caicos; Businessman and philanthropist of Five Cays, Mervin Cox and Mark and Barbara Pankhurst, who have contributed significantly to development in the arts and humanities in the islands.  Nineteen people are awarded for long service including fireman, George Penn; Tourism lecturer, Blythe Clare; at least three aviators:  Captain Lyndon Gardiner, Captain Harold Williams and Captain Richardson Arthur.Earning the Meritorious service medal are Clifford Gardiner, the TCIs first pilot and North Caicos hotelier is rewarded with three others in that category, including Marion Williams, popular home chef hailing from Blue Hills, Providenciales.    Six youth between 12 and 25 are rewarded with the National Young Achievers Medal including businessman and designer, Wellington Williams; PTV newscaster, Nadidja Parker along former junior Tourism Minister, Willandra Elliot.Thirty-seven individuals earned medals this year; the ceremony which was due to happen on National Heritage Day on October 9 was postponed in the aftermath of the hurricanes.  You can view the full list at Magnetic Media or at our Magnetic Media fanpage on Facebook.#MagneticMediaNew Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

BAHAMAS Low cost lots twoyear concessionary rates form basis of ambitious new

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration will introduce an “ambitious” housing programme in 2018 that will provide “extremely low cost lots” to potential first-home owners in New Providence.The lots will be supplied with all of the necessary utilities.  Potential homeowners will be responsible for constructing their own homes and will be able to either use their own architect for the design of their individual plans or use pre-existing plans offered by the Government of The Bahamas.  Potential homeowners will have two years to build their homes at duty free concessionary rates.“Because the lots will be inexpensive, we expect scores of first-time homeowners to take advantage of this programme,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Monday during his National Address.“Access to affordable housing is critical for social and economic development.  We look forward to many Bahamians taking advantage of this significant opportunity for home ownership,” Prime Minister Minnis added.The Prime Minister said the programme will be extended to the Family Islands: “Thus encouraging Family Island ownership, second home ownership and entrepreneurship development of bed and breakfast properties.”By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo caption: Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis during his National Address, January 29, 2018.  (Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)last_img read more

We know the importance of this match Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli will face off against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League tomorrow and the Italian manager knows what to do to winItalian Lega Serie A club Napoli will face off against French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.And for the Italian club manager Carlo Ancelotti, this is a very important match and he knows what to do to win.“We know the importance of this match and what we must do, we are set up in the right way in order to do our best,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“To win we must do even better than we did. The draw in the first match didn’t come about by chance, at times we were too relaxed and we made mistakes. To win we must do something extraordinary.”“There is never a right time to face a team like PSG. We all know that there will be a whole city behind us and the stadium will be warm, but the approach of the team is the determining factor,” he added.“Which PSG will we face? I believe that in the middle of the first game they changed their style, I sincerely don’t know what they will do tomorrow but they definitely will remain a strong team and one difficult to face.”last_img read more