first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Sheri-kae McLeod Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 25, 2017 – Providenciales – An American tourist, from Alabama, remains in serious condition at a Florida hospital after he was robbed at gunpoint and shot on June 23 while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos.The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force responded to the shooting in the Grace Bay of Providenciales, at around 1:43 a.m on Friday.   The injured tourist, identified as Keven Newman, was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center where he received treatment for a wound in the abdominal area.   He was then medically evacuated to the United States and admitted to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for further treatment.Newman remains in serious condition, according to police.No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which detectives are treating as a robbery.   Police said they are following up on “active” inquiries to identify those responsible.Newman, who lives in Smiths Station in eastern Alabama, was on vacation in Turks and Caicos with his wife and son when he was shot.   According to his wife, Tiffany Newman, one bullet pierced his abdomen and exited through his back.“It caused damage to his liver, but the main issue was that it hit his inferior vena cava and right kidney vein,” Tiffany Newman said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Saturday.   “He lost a very large amount of blood, so he received lots of transfusions yesterday.   The surgeon also had to remove his right kidney, and his left kidney function is being monitored closely. ”Newman’s wife said he is “stable” but remains on a ventilator.   His kidney isn’t functioning well due to the loss of blood, but his treating physician is “confident” his condition will slowly return to normal, she said.“His vitals are better today and they are giving him excellent care,” she said in her statement.  “I am so thankful and relieved he is here!”, she told ABC News.Family members and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover the steep cost of Newman’s medical expenses. Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance reportedly transported Newman for free “due to the emergent nature of the transport.”#magneticmedianews#touristshotintci STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ON RECENT SHOOTING OF VISITOR Recommended for you Dionisio D’Aguilar Introduced As CTO’s New Chairman Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Usain Bolt is the Seventh Most Popular Athlete in the Worldlast_img read more


first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The National Guard plans to stand up 13 new cyber units across 23 states by the end of fiscal 2019 as part of the ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout DOD, officials announced last week.“Working with the Army and Air Force our cyber squadrons and teams will provide trained and ready soldiers and airmen to support requirements established by the services and U.S. Cyber Command,” Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said in a press release.Seven new Army Guard cyber protection teams will be activated across 18 states. They will join four previously announced Army Guard cyber teams spread across six other states.In partnership with the Air Force, the Air Guard will activate four new cyber operations squadrons in Idaho, Michigan, Texas and Virginia. In addition, a cyber information surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) squadron will stand up in California and a cyber ISR group in Massachusetts.The Guard’s new cyber units will establish a foundation for future cyber forces to be activated.“This is the beginning,” said Air Force Col. Kelly Hughes, chief of the Space and Cyber Warfare Operations Division at the Air National Guard Readiness Center. “This is a massive amount of force structure the Guard has laid into this mission, but this is just the first layer,” Hughes said.The latest rollout of cyber units allows the Guard to fulfill Army and Air Force cyber missions while positioning cyber protection units in each of the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response regions, according to the bureau.“The focus is to get that presence in as many states as possible and especially making sure we have all the FEMA regions covered,” Hughes said.Ensuring each FEMA region has coverage ties into the Guard’s mission to respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters at home, said Air Force Col. Timothy Lunderman, director of joint cyber operations at the National Guard Bureau.Cyber teams and squadrons, Lunderman added, are another asset governors can use at the state level should they be needed.last_img read more


first_imgNews Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2015 – 11:55 pm Arctic Monkeys On Their “Wild” Year Arctic Monkeys Release Their Sixth LP arctic-monkeys-release-new-album-tranquility-base-hotel-casino Arctic Monkeys Release New Album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ Facebook For their sixth studio LP, the British band turns to frontman Alex Turner’s piano-based songs draped in front of dreamy soundscapesNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 11, 2018 – 7:39 am GRAMMY-nominated British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys released Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino on May 11, their sixth album and first since going on hiatus after an extensive tour in support of 2013’s AM.The buildup for the album was minimal, as while the band announced the title and street date back on April 6, they did not release any advance singles from the 11-song project. The band did, however, premier a number of the new songs live, including at the first show of their North American tour, which kicked off May 5 in Los Angeles.Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino trades in the band’s guitar-driven swagger for a more dreamlike piano-based sound. Frontman Alex Turner conceived the album’s material while sitting at the piano, an instrument he’d never written songs on before, according to Rolling Stone.“The places my fingers would naturally fall on the piano… suggested to me this idea of a lounge-y character, which never would have occurred to me had I been playing a guitar,” said Turner. “They reminded me of things my father used to play on the piano.” Email In addition to a new musical method, the album is also very lyric-focused. The resulting songs, along with band’s the ethereal sonic backdrop, create a Bowie-esque balance of inventive melody, sonic experimentation, and lyrical intrigue.Arctic Monkeys are currently touring in Europe and will return to the U.S. for Firefly Festival in Dover, Del. on June 15 before resuming their North American run of shows on June 16 in Raleigh, N.C. For a full list of dates and ticket info, visit the band’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more


first_imgOnline restaurant discovery guide Zomato’s valuation quadruples in a yearFacebook/ ZomatoWithin a fortnight of announcing its foray into the American and Australian markets, Zomato, the online restaurant search service, announced buying out Turkey’s Mekanist, a prominent restaurant discovery portal.The latest acquisition is Zomato’s seventh in six months and the transaction size was not divulged, though it is said to be an all-cash deal. The move would help Zomato double its restaurant coverage from about 27,500 in Istanbul and Ankara to over 50,000 restaurants across Turkey.”Mekanist has established itself as one of the heavyweights in the online restaurant search and discovery space in Turkey. We’re excited to be joining forces with them as we continue to grow in one of our most important markets. Mekanist is one of the first and most successful tech startups to emerge from the Turkish startup ecosystem,” said Zomato’s founder and chief executive Deepinder Goyal in a statement.A fortnight ago Zomato sealed the purchase of Urbanspoon, a US-based restaurant information and table-booking property, gaining a foothold to key markets of US and Australia.In November 2014, Zomato raised $60 million from existing and new investors, using the means to seal up the Urbanspoon deal. Reports indicate Zomato could source an additional $80 million from existing and new investors.Zomato entered Turkey in November 2013, with its website and apps available in Turkish and English. Mekanist has a database of 1,90,000 listed establishments with over 5 lakh reviews from its 15 lakh signed-up user base.When the acquisition is completed, Zomato will cover over 75,000 restaurants, serving almost 30 lakh customer visits, as all of Mekanist’s traffic and restaurant-related content will move to Zomato. Zomato’s hyperlocal advertising model would be made available to restaurant businesses, to effectively target customers searching for restaurants in and around a certain location.In the last few months, Zomato has established itself as a dominant restaurant search player in New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovakia, with presence in 22 countries, listing over 10 lakh restaurants globally, read FirstPost.Zomato has raised $113 million till date, over multiple rounds of funding and is currently valued at about $660 million.last_img read more


first_img IT majors to lay off at least 56,000 employees this year Jack of all trades, master of none? Well, that’s not a bad thing, especially in the current corporate scenario when most companies these days prefer to hire employees who can handle multiple tasks. Hiring experts have said that a large number of employers these days shortlist candidates who are generalists and not specialists, especially for entry level jobs.While a specialist might be an efficient employee in a department or two and may have brilliant ideas, a generalist can be trained in a number of things, which is beneficial to the company in the long run. Also, with the right training and guidance, a generalist will not take much time to specialise in a specific department.”A decade ago, specialists were in demand, but today, companies want generalists. The liberal arts degree which was extremely unpopular is now in demand. This is because companies today are looking for trainable people,” the Times of India quoted Paul Dupuis, MD & CEO, Randstad India, as saying.Even though some sectors do need specialists, it is easier to find a job when an employee is a generalist, as he can then be trained and moulded as per the requirement.”While earlier at the time of hiring one would lay emphasis on specific qualifications — at the entry level —employers are focusing more on cognitive abilities than on specialisation. Liberal arts students have an edge in this new world because they are taught not to conform — to challenge facts, to have divergent view points, to seek solutions rather than prescribe one,” Rituparna Chakraborty, executive VP and co-founder, TeamLease Services, explained to the daily. A woman holds her resume at TechFair LA, a technology job fair, in Los AngelesReutersShe also said that in the last two years, TeamLease has noted that most IT companies prefer to hire graduates over engineers in similar salary brackets as graduates can be trained in a number of other things.Meanwhile, the IT companies are also witnessing another shift. Amid a wave of layoff that has hit the IT sector, firms are keen on hiring consultants and freelancers, instead of regular employees. Also called the “gig economy” or “Uberisation” of workforce, companies are said to be hiring workers in a demand-supply model. “While this (Uberisation) isn’t seen yet at a mass level with services companies, it is starting to happen,” the Economic Times quoted Sameer Bendre, chief people officer at Persistent Systems, as saying.”There are a few pockets where we are experimenting with it… We believe that there are a lot of opportunities in some areas for us to use it, like women returning to work after maternity leave.” Closelast_img read more


first_imgA cut-out of Kim Jong-Un is burnt during a protest in South KoreaNorth Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader’s half-brother.Traces of VX — a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations — were detected on swabs from the face and eyes of Kim Jong-Nam, who was poisoned at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, Malaysian police said Friday.Malaysian detectives are holding three people — women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man — but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang.South Korea’s defence ministry said in its 2014 Defence White Paper that the North began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s and estimated that it has about 2,500 to 5,000 tonnes in stock.North Korea has chemical weapons production facilities in eight locations including the northeastern port of Chongjin and the northwestern city of Sinuiju, it said in the 2012 edition of the document.”North Korea is believed to have a large stockpile of VX, which can easily be manufactured at low cost,” defence analyst Lee Il-Woo at the private Korea Defence Network told AFP.Developed some 100 years ago, VX can be produced at small laboratories or facilities producing pesticides, he said.”Chemical and biological weapons can be delivered through various means such as artillery, missiles and planes”, he added.If absorbed through the skin, eyes or nose, just a tiny drop of the colourless, odourless nerve agent is enough to fatally damage a victim’s central nervous system.Military science professor Kim Jong-Ha at Hannam University said the North has 16 kinds of nerve agents including VX and sarin, used by a Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, in the 1995 attack at the Tokyo subway system that killed 12 people.It also possesses other lethal chemicals, including suffocating, blistering and blood agents, Kim said, as well as 13 types of biological weapons such as anthrax and bubonic plague.North Korea has not signed a global chemical weapons convention that prohibits the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.More than 160 countries signed the treaty, that went into force in 1997.last_img read more