Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA Sweet T’s restaurant worker was attacked and hospitalized after two masked men entered the restaurant demanding cash.Both men fled the scene before the police arrived. The woman was treated for her injuries and released. Also, police report that a home under construction was broken into and nine rolls of paint steel and a gallon of gas were stolen … and a home in Five Cays lost a television set, a DVD player and a cell-phone at the arms of robbers. The Police is also investigating a Malicious Damage to Property incident in the Long Bay area, where it was discovered that the wires in a breaker box were cut.
Related Items:25 trainees graduate after a two course in sandals resort international management trainee programme, Julianna Musgrove graduates from sandals resort programme, Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) Management Trainee Programme Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 30, 2016 – After a two-year journey which saw them working the ranks in every department in various resorts all across the region, TCI native Julianna Musgrove along with 24 other participants in Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) Management Trainee Programme have officially shed the trainee title and will now move into management roles, following a graduation ceremony held last weekend.“I am so proud to be the first Turks & Caicos Islanders to be inducted and complete this prestige Management Trainee Program” Said Julianna Musgrove. “Being a part of such a change-included programme has been the highlight of the last two years of my life. I can definitely say that the experience has been wonderful having worked in the Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, and St. Lucia.”The new managers were selected from a pool of 1500 applicants two years ago and include a number of Jamaicans as well as nationals from St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, the Turks and Caicos Islands and both previous employees of the Sandals/ATL Group and new recruits.“My passion is helping people especially my fellow Turks & Caicos Youth and I hope my preference my determination will serve as in inspiration to those who choose to follow in the similar foot step. Beaches Turks and Caicos is the best platform to make my dreams come true in touching the lives of its almost 2000 Talents every day. ” Musgrove concluded.The Management Trainee Programme (MTP) identifies and grooms outstanding young recruits to become managers in the company through a two-year programme of hands-on learning and training at resorts across the region. All participants experience rotations through various positions and departments across the group before selecting an area of specialization. The MTP is the centerpiece of SRI’s Management Succession Planning Strategy and is one component of the company’s ongoing efforts to invest in capacity-building throughout its operations.Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Wayne Cummings, director of business processes and administration, himself a product of the MTP, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to investing in young leaders. “This Group is on the move”, he said, “ this Group is growing and for us to grow and evolve we need to invest in people. We need to invest in the new leaders of the Group.”As the graduates move into their new roles within the company, Cummings urged them to always remember their journey and treat their colleagues with respect. He said, “Remember the things you went through, remember your subordinates. They are your colleagues and they are even more important than you. Have a very healthy respect for them as you seek to lead them.”He also reminded the new managers of the limitless potential within each of them as well as within the company. “You are competent, you are able and you are at the right place, at the right time and with the right company. The journey has just begun. We are a company on the move”, he emphasized.In delivering his address as valedictorian, Kent D’Hayle expressed pride in both himself and his colleagues for successfully completing the rigorous programme. He said, “As I look into the eyes of my fellow graduates I see and feel the sense of personal pride and satisfaction knowing that we have completed a programme which sets the stage for us to continue our careers, as leaders, managing a range of diverse departments.”In a similar breath, Andre Cleghorn and Danielle Daley, who both delivered the vote of thanks, expressed gratitude to the company for providing an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. They encouraged their fellow graduates to move forward with confidence and to continue making their families and the company proud.
ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Photo credit: Nassau Guardian Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 3, 2017 – Nassau – Fresh off of the now infamous hand gesture, PLP Party Leader and Prime Minister Perry Christie at a political event last night labelled the FNM as an incredibly unreliable choice for government. Christie said he has lost track of how many leaders they have been through and he asked the crowd gathered at the meeting for Carmichael, Southern Shores and Golden Isles, ‘if the FNM was Government of the Bahamas today; who would be running the country, which one?” Mr Christie commended his own team and said, “politics is about working together to accommodate a democracy.”#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
April 4, 2019 More than 80 women file suit over hidden hospital cameras Sasha Foo, Posted: April 4, 2019 Sasha Foo Updated: 10:35 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Some of the women who were recorded on hidden cameras at Sharp Grossmont Hospital are speaking out. More than 80 women are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging that their privacy was violated by the use of secret cameras in the hospital’s Women’s Center.Dandi Simmons gave birth to her second child by Cesarean section at the hospital in December of 2012. She learned last year, from a notice sent by Sharp HealthCare that her C-section was one of 1,800 procedures that were recorded in the eleven month period from July of 2012 to July of 2013.When she was notified about the cameras, Simmons said she felt “sick, and violated, angry, just a bunch of different emotions.”Amanda Flores was in the hospital in February, 2013 to give birth by C-section to her daughter. She said she also felt violated when told about the secret camera in the operating room.” I don’t know who’s seen the video. I don’t know exactly why they have the video, and what they’ve done with it. so, it’s scary,” Flores said.The hospital decided to install a camera on the anesthesia computer monitor in each of the center’s operating rooms because of suspicions that someone was stealing the painkiller, Propofol from the anesthesia carts.Dr. Patrick Sullivan, a doctor who worked as a hospital anesthesiologist was the first to notice the cameras and warned hospital administrators that their use was a violation of patient privacy.Sullivan told KUSI this week that there was no thief to capture. Because of a nationwide shortage of Propofol at the time, Sullivan said doctors were transferring the drug from operating rooms in the Women’s Center to operating rooms in other parts of the hospital.“The whole Propofol ‘investigation’ was a big boondoggle. There was nobody taking Propofol,” Sullivan said.Attorney Allison Worden who is representing the patients said Sharp HealthCare and the hospital clearly breached privacy rights by failing to tell the women about the cameras.“Our understanding is that Sharp did provide notice to roughly 1,800 women, so what that means to us, is there were 1,800 women whose procedures were memorialzied by that videotape,” Worden said.Sharp HealthCare did not offer any direct comment on the lawsuit, but said the surveillance methods in 2012-2013 were used only for that particular case and have not been used again.In a statement released this week, the health care company said, “We sincerely regret that our efforts to ensure medication security may have caused any distress to those we serve.”Related Stories:Lawsuit alleges Sharp Grossmont Hospital secretly recorded women during childbirth and surgery Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
A sponsored post that is re-Tumbled will be branded across the space and not just within a magazine’s Tumblr account—as more content is shared, the more exposure a publication’s brand and its advertisers receive.“It can take something you’ve done and take it throughout the network and expand it throughout the world very quickly,” Coatney said. “It speaks to the core of Tumblr—it’s people sharing things they love. I think of magazines in that way too and you hear that from readers all the time—they love what you do. Tumblr is a way to cement those bonds with the people who love what you do and talk to them as equals and peers in that space.” Magazine publishers and editors are bombarded with social networking platforms and are constantly cultivating ideas as to how to take advantage of them to reach readers, monetize and refer traffic. During the 2011 FOLIO: Show at New York’s Marriott Marquis, keynote speaker Mark Coatney, director and media evangelist of Tumblr, provided the audience with insights into what the platform can do for publications. “In a nutshell, Tumblr is the most efficient way to tell your story the way you want it to be told: complete freedom of content combined with an excellent distribution network,” he told the audience in summary. “It’s the simplest way to share information and connect.”Coatney urged magazine publishers and editors to take advantage of the platform not only because of its usability, but also because of its growing popularity. There are 34 million Tumblr users worldwide and everyday there are about 40 million posts. Around 100,000 new individuals join every day and the platform has 100 million monthly unique visitors, with the average visit being about 23 minutes long. “If you have something really unique and interesting, this is a great way to expose it to a huge audience of people,” Coatney said. “It’s an effective sharing tool to quickly distribute content across an entire network.” The format of the social site is similar to Twitter—if a magazine is being followed by a reader, content posted by the publication shows up in a consumer’s feed. When an individual chooses to follow a media brand, Coatney said, content is delivered directly to them which can then be re-Tumbled or posted on a user’s own Tumblr blog, which is then pushed to that user’s followers.“With this format, you can talk as a peer to your readers,” he said. “That is a really core value that publishers don’t pay enough attention to—you need to be really engaged with your readers in a way that it’s a conversation among equals.”While Tumblr can open up a dialogue between businesses and consumers, Coatney also told the FOLIO: Show audience that publishers can use Tumblr as a free CMS—he estimates that there are currently over 260 media outlets on Tumblr, with a large percentage being magazines. Publications generate followers that re-post content, which can drive traffic and expand brand awareness. In addition to using Tumblr to interact and develop audiences and refer traffic, Coatney says the platform can be monetized to a publication’s advantage.“The conventional way to monetize on Tumblr is to put ads on the front of your blog,” he said. “You can start to think of Tumblr posts as things your magazine can sell and circulate throughout Tumblr.”
File PhotoPolice and members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a joint drive detained 79 Rohingya people in Ukhia upazila in the last eight hours between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday.The joint force set up a check post at Ukhia bus station on Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar highway and detained 79 Rohingyas conducting drive in different vehicles.Later, the detained Rohingyas were sent back to Kutupalang Refugee Camp.Earlier on Friday, some 210 Rohingya refugees were also sent back to refugee camp after detaining from Teknaf link road.Dr AKM Iqbal Hossain, superintendent of Cox’s Bazar police, said law enforcers in different drives detained more than 5,000 Rohingya people who remained hiding in different areas and sent to Kutupalang Refugee camp so far.After crossing the border, those Rohingyas were hiding out in different areas of the district while some of them took shelter in houses of previously entered Rohingyas.Some 15 police check-posts have been set up on Cox’s Bazar Teknaf highway, Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway and Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive to prevent the spread of Rohingyas across the country, the police super added.According to international agencies, up to 400,000 Rohingyas have fled recent Myanmar violence to Bangladesh since 25 August.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice on 13 July in Washington. Photo: APOn the morning of 19 March, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes.The previous week, Katenberg’s hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia’s intelligence services.But the going was tough. Even when Clinton staffers clicked the malicious links Katenberg crafted, two-factor authentication – a second, failsafe password test – still kept him out of their accounts.After a day of testing on 18 March, he took a different tack, striking the Clinton’s campaign staff at their personal – and generally less secure – Gmail addresses. At 10:30 the next morning he carried out one last experiment, targeting himself at his own Gmail address to make sure his messages weren’t being blocked.An hour later he sent out a barrage of new malicious messages to more than 70 people, including one to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. By the end of the day, he’d won access to one of the most important inboxes in American politics.On Friday, the US special counsel said Katenberg was an alias used by Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist with Unit 26165 of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, often abbreviated GRU.Katenberg, who did not return multiple messages seeking comment, has been in The Associated Press’ sights ever since his email was identified among a massive hacker hit list handed to the news agency by Secureworks last year.It was that 19,000-line database that allowed the AP to reconstruct Katenberg’s digital movements, logging every malicious link he and his colleagues created between March 2015 and May 2016.The data show that the malicious emails came in waves, some 20 or 30 of them at a time, aimed at diplomats, journalists, defence contractors and other Russian intelligence targets across the world. Between the waves, sometimes only an hour or a few minutes before a major campaign, the hackers sent test emails to their own accounts to make sure they could still dodge Google’s spam filters.Katenberg’s GRU hacking group, widely nicknamed “Fancy Bear,” was locked in an arms race with the email giant. Every few months, Google would cotton on to the group’s tactics and begin blocking its messages. The Secureworks list, along with more than 100 other phishing emails recovered from spying victims, showed how the GRU would respond by firing up a new batch of malicious websites, moving on to a new link shortening service, or trying a new brand of phishing message meant to lure its recipients into giving up their credentials.”Someone has your password,” was one particularly dire-sounding message sent by the GRU to a DNC staffer on 25 March, 2016. Some messages played on their targets’ fears of being hacked. One offered Gmail users a malicious “Anti-Phishing Guard App” to protect themselves from cybercriminals. Another particularly twisted message warned a Russian journalist that “Government-backed attackers may be trying to steal your password” – before directing him to a booby-trapped link.But as good as the hackers were at extracting passwords from their victims, they also made mistakes.For example, the Gmail address the GRU used to test-drive its phishing messages on 19 March, 2016, was also used to register a Den Katenberg Twitter account , according to Twitter’s “Find friends” feature. The AP also found a Facebook page using the same name and picture, although it’s by no means clear that the accounts’ black-and-white photograph of a young man in a dark sweater really belongs to Lukashev.Both social media pages appeared dormant, but Lukashev and his colleagues may not be resting easy. Katenberg’s Facebook profile vanished within minutes of the publication of this article. Across the internet, journalists were picking up traces of the once-anonymous hackers’ digital trail, like the document posted to the website of a Moscow secondary school that identified Viktor Netyshko as the head of Unit 26165 – just as the US indictment alleged.For years men like Netyshko and Lukashev are alleged to have hunted America’s secrets.Now the world’s media is after theirs.
NTERPOL president Meng Hongwei poses during a visit to the headquarters of International Police Organisation in Lyon, France, on 8 May 2018. Reuters File PhotoChina will expel former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from a high profile though largely ceremonial advisory body to parliament, state media reported, after the Chinese government put him under investigation for bribery and other violations.Under president Xi Jinping, China has been engaged in a sweeping crackdown on official corruption.Earlier this month, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination body, said that Meng had resigned as its president, after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife after travelling to his home country.It is unclear where Meng is being held and it has not been possible to reach him for comment. It is also unclear if he has been allowed to retain legal representation.In the latest move by the Chinese government against Meng, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which advises parliament though has no legislative powers, has decided to dismiss him from the body, state media said late on Friday.The decision still needs formal approval from the body’s standing committee, the official Xinhua news agency said, though this will only be a formality.Meng had been a member of the body’s foreign affairs committee.Members of the advisory body do not enjoy immunity from prosecution, unlike members of China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament.Meng, 64 and a deputy minister of public security, became president of the global police cooperation agency in late 2016 amid a broader effort by China to secure leadership posts in international organisations.His appointment prompted concern at the time from rights groups that Beijing might try to leverage his position to pursue dissidents abroad.
The Associated PressKansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to “the master race.”Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy — at a board meeting Nov. 13 while responding to a presentation by a Black official, Triveece Penelton, on road development options in Tonganoxie, just west of Kansas City.This image made from a Nov. 13, 2018 video of Leavenworth County Board of County Commissioners meeting shows a white county commissioner Louis Klemp of Leavenworth County in northeast Kansas, second from top right, saying he belongs to “the master race” as he critiqued a land-use proposal by a black city planner Triveece Penelton, left, at a board meeting in Leavenworth, Kan. Klemp cited the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy Tuesday in response to Triveece Penelton’s presentation on road development in Tonganoxie, just west of Kansas City, and rejected her proposed development plan. Commissioners Robert Holland and Doug Smith called on Klemp to resign before his term ends Jan. 15. (Board of Leavenworth County Commissioners via AP)Colyer, a Republican, says in a statement Nov. 17 that the remark was unacceptable. He says: “Racial and discriminative language have no place in our society and most especially when spoken by someone holding public office.”Some members of the county commission also have called on Klemp to resign.Klemp, who was appointed to fill a Republican vacancy, told KSHB-TV off camera that his comment was a joke.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Simulated beam patterns of straight and spiral cochleas: While the straight cochlea generates beam patterns without any vertical variation, the spiral cochlea generates beam patterns that vertically localize the sound source. Image credit: Xun Huang, et al. ©2012 EPLA Citation: Engineers investigate why the cochlea is coiled (2012, June 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-cochlea.html Copyright 2012 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. The researchers, Xun Huang, Chi Xu, and Long Bai, at Peking University in Beijing, China, have published their study on the coiled cochlea’s ability to provide vertical sound localization in a recent issue of EPL.The idea that the cochlea’s spiral shape has perceptual benefits is somewhat surprising, since currently most cochlear models used in research simplify the cochlea as a straight system. This simplification seems justified because numerical simulations have shown that a straight cochlea and coiled cochlea have a similar mechanical oscillation amplitude, which describe the vibrations that get sent to the brain. However, recent research has suggested that there may be significant differences in the way that straight and coiled cochlea respond to sound.“One previous paper stated that the spiral’s graded curvature enhances the cochlea’s mechanical response to low frequencies,” Huang told Phys.org. “Our work is the first one in sound localization. Basically, most previous works focus on ‘low level’ functions, such as mechanical response. We show that sound localization may be one of the potential functions of the cochlea’s coiled geometry, which was assumed solely developed for saving space.”As all individuals with good hearing can attest, the ears can detect the source of a sound in both the horizontal and vertical planes. Horizontally, a sound source produces a time and volume difference between the left and right ears because the ears have different horizontal positions. But since the left and right ears are positioned at the same height on the head, a sound source in the sagittal plane (the vertical plane that divides the body into left and right halves) produces no difference between the two ears based on the source’s vertical position. Instead, two parts of the ear called the pinna and tragus help mammals achieve vertical sound localization.However, recent experiments with the brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) have suggested the existence of an alternative mechanism for vertical sound localization. After researchers disabled the function of the bat’s tragus, its vertical sound localization capability was weakened, but only temporarily. After a period of adaptation, the capability was partially restored due to an alternative mechanism. It’s not over when it’s over: Storing sounds in the inner ear More information: Xun Huang, et al. “Is the cochlea coiled to provide sound localization?” EPL, 98 (2012) 58002. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/98/58002 (Phys.org) — The word “cochlea” comes from the Latin for “snail shell.” While this inner ear component has a clear spiral shape, it’s currently unclear why that is. In the 1980s, scientists supposed that the shape evolved solely for space conservation, but in the past few years researchers have questioned this view and proposed that the spiral curvature could have perceptual benefits as well. In a recent study, a team of engineers has added evidence to this view by performing simulations showing that a coiled cochlea can detect the source of a sound in the vertical direction significantly better than a straight cochlea. As the researchers show here, one potential alternative way of achieving vertical sound localization could be the coiled shape of the cochlea. To begin, they proposed that the human hearing system might adopt a method similar to adaptive beamforming, a technique used for directional signal processing, to process sound signals for the brain. In their simulations, the researchers modeled the thousands of hair cells in the 3.5-cm-long cochlea as a sensor array in the context of beamforming. Then they compared how this sensor array perceived sound pressure when arranged in a straight vs. spiral geometry. Their results revealed that straight and spiral cochleas generate different beam patterns, i.e., acoustic images of the sound sources. For all sound sources, the straight cochlea generates a beam pattern that spans the entire vertical range, providing no vertical sound localization. In contrast, the coiled cochlea generates different and much narrower beam patterns for different sound sources, providing significantly improved vertical sound localization. For horizontal sound localization, the straight and coiled cochleas show comparable performance.The finding that vertical sound localization can be improved purely by geometric changes supports the argument that the cochlea’s coiled shape is useful not just for conserving space. The results could be helpful for designing cochlear implants and echolocation systems, in which sound waves are used to detect objects.“From the very beginning, we were actually studying bat flight control based on sound echolocation,” Huang said. “As you can see, vertical sound localization is very important for bat flight. However, the biological information of a bat’s cochlea is not so accessible. Hence, we used the human cochlea as a test case.”Huang added that they are currently designing experiments in an anechoic chamber to test the results of these simulations. Explore further