Commissioner opts for press statement says crime down

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 8, 2017 – Commissioner James Smith says crime is down country wide, and while statistically this may be true, the general public is more concerned now because the heinous and ruthless nature of crime is certainly the likes of which the Turks and Caicos has never seen.The Commissioner, who prefers to be seen working, as opposed to be seen speaking to the media issued a statement yesterday which makes some good points, but allows him to once again avoid the public by avoiding a live encounter with the Media.   The Commissioner speaks about the mobilization of more CID and Uniformed officers since mid-2016 and he cites that wanted men and over 150 illegal migrants have been detained.  In the statement Commissioner Smith points to 15 people being charged in murder investigations and four, who have been charged in armed robberies.What the statement leaves out is how many cases are unsolved or open or cold; murders, armed robberies, rapes, home invasions, burglaries, roadway assaults, detention center escapees and the unknown number of illegals living undocumented in these islands.   The General Public is asking media to ask authorities why there are not raids of places where guns and drugs are known to be sold and why there is not better scrutiny at our borders which are allowing guns to enter the country not only on illegal boats, but through legal vessels which are largely unchecked at the ports because of a delay on container scanners.The Public had lots to say on the media statement; one person penned that 150 illegal migrants caught is not enough when 200 arrived in a span of a few days; another said the crime situation is being downplayed by Smith, because public awareness of crime is low because there is not sufficient information coming from Police and to the Commissioner’s advice on  how to live in these changing times, there were some who agreed that TCI residents must adapt with street smart routines but others who found the statement repetitive and insincere.The Commissioner gives 18 tips for personal safety on the streets, among them not having headphones so loud that you are not aware of your surroundings, not to resist any attacker, to give up property because it could save your life and to report crime to the police and be aware of your attacker so that you can give investigators accurate information; you can read more from the Commissioner at MagneticMediaTV.com#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more



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Sully Sullivan bashes obstructionist San Diego City Council members

first_img Posted: August 15, 2018 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) – Tuesday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer expressed his frustration with the San Diego City Council on the failure to put the Convention Center expansion vote on the November ballot. Faulconer believes it was the right thing for San Diego and called the four City Council Democrats for putting politics first.City Council split the vote 4-4 on the measure that would bankroll the expansion of the Downtown Convention Center.On KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego, KUSI Contributor Sully Sullivan said, “God Bless this Mayor for putting the needs of this city, and the voters, ahead of politics. We have to find a way around this divisive, obstructionist majority city council. I’m going to name names; Myrtle Cole, David Alvarez, and the biggest ball drop is Barbara Bry, self proclaimed business person. This particular city council didn’t put the convention center initiative on the ballot; which also included homeless money, and also included road money. They didn’t put it on the ballot because well, they didn’t collect enough signatures, and they’re claiming the process wasn’t done. Well, this is why we have leaders.”RELATED STORY: Mayor Faulconer on Plaza de Panama, Convention Center expansion, and the Mission Valley stadium site Sully Sullivan bashes “obstructionist” San Diego City Council members Mike McKinnon III, Carlos Amezcua, Mike McKinnon III, Carlos Amezcua August 15, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Sully Sullivan FacebookTwitterlast_img read more



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Police seek public help finding man suspected of fatal Skyline shooting

first_img Posted: August 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 30, 2018 Police seek public help finding man suspected of fatal Skyline shooting SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities asked the public Thursday for help in finding a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman this week in a Lomita-area neighborhood.Robert Haywood Reed, 38, allegedly gunned down 27-year-old Sylvianita Widman in the 100 block of South Meadowbrook Drive shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego police.Officials have not disclosed a motive for the killing. The relationship between Reed and Widman, if any, is unclear.Reed should be considered armed and dangerous, police advise.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more



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TNGs New Distribution Fees A GameChanger or the Same Old Game

first_imgOver the past week I have spoken about little else than the new fees coming in from TNG, formerly The News Group, the largest wholesaler group in North America and responsible for over half of the continent’s magazine newsstand distribution. The fees, imposed unilaterally and to be implemented right away, range from two cents a copy to eight cents a copy, with 131 publications exempt.  TNG is imposing these fees in a move that is eerily reminiscent of the fee-for-distribution that Anderson News Company attempted to impose in 2009. The fee imposed then was opposed by publishers and resulted in ANCO going out of business. There are differences now. And whatever the outcome is, it will be very different from that of the ANCO affair.Which is good, as no one wants another wholesaler group to go out of business. No partner in the newsstand distribution supply chain could afford that today. As an industry, we need to try to create a situation where every member of the distribution channel is healthy and profitable. But the situation troubles me, a lot, and for many reasons. Some aspects of this TNG mandate are game changers. Some are not. But the businesses most vulnerable to the consequences of these changes are the independent publishers.I have heard—and probably so have you—comments made by some that this industry will become stronger, healthier, and more profitable by the removal of the “clutter” of the little guys from the newsstand. The irony is that the growth and stabilization of revenues in our business over the last two decades or so has come from the rise of special interest publications. Haven’t these guys been paying attention?I am troubled by the ironies. And I am troubled by the game-changing aspects of this, and by the aspects that are not game-changing at all.I am troubled that the extra fees are not being negotiated—they are being applied. That’s a game-changer. Now, is there a possibility that a publisher could talk to TNG to discuss other ways of skinning this particular cat? There might be. But to do so each publisher needs to take his or her own initiative to bring a plan to TNG. The initial wave of correspondence doesn’t include an invitation to show up at TNG to discuss. But I would encourage you to do so.The fee is expected to be updated every six months. That means that publishers cannot know what they should expect to pay for distribution of their newsstand copies throughout the coming year. They will be charged at the will of TNG. Budgeting for revenues for a year will not be possible. Planning for what might come down the pike is impossible. That’s a game-changer. The formulas used for imposing the fees are not to be shared with the publishers that they affect. Consequently, publishers have no say in how these fees are imposed, no way of improving their financial picture in the agencies. That’s a game-changer.  Experience tells us that once those fees are imposed, we cannot expect them to be rolled back. Wholesalers are not known to reverse fees, once imposed. This is not just me grousing about life. This is an explicit policy on the part of the wholesaler community. That would be the same old game. However, I have been told on excellent authority that this game is changing as well, and not for the worse. The six-month re-evaluation is formula-based. If a publisher’s standing changes for the worse, per the formula, the fee gets higher. If it changes for the better, the fee gets lower. So that’s another game-changer.Of course, once the fees are imposed, they will obviously not be restricted to TNG. They will spread to other wholesalers, of which there are mostly only two. That is the same game. I’ve heard from some industry sources that these changes are expected to succeed because the business models of publishers don’t rely on newsstand as a source. Publishers, I am told, discount subscriptions dramatically, so they don’t need the circ cash. They make their money from advertising, so they can afford to pay higher circ fees. But the publishers for whom these outdated business models still hold true are in many cases the ones exempted from the TNG fee. Many of the publishers taking the brunt of these changes depend on each revenue-generating channel to be profitable in its own right. Creating assumptions based on business models of the very publishers that aren’t hit by the consequences? That’s both an irony, and the same old game.Where we are now is not any one company’s fault, but the fact remains: There are deep paradoxes involved in the concurrent consolidation of the distribution channel and the fragmentation of publishing and its consumption. I take the wholesalers at their word that they can’t afford to stay in business under the current model. And we ignore this reality at our peril. With a 10 percent loss year over year on a fixed-cost business, the agencies need to find a way to bring their business models into alignment with today’s newsstand realities. The costs of maintaining their truck fleets are huge; the costs of maintaining their merchandising teams are huge. Revenues are slipping. And we as publishers need for them to stay in business. But from the supplier side, publishers also need to stay in business as costs keep rising and revenues keep slipping. I’ve done the math. Many of the publishers affected are already getting the thinnest slice of remit for the newsstand sales of their products. From the point of view of the wholesaler, the game is not changing as much as it needs to. The fees levied are not enough to create the profit. They are not enough to fix a system that no longer works. They are seen as a bridge. Something to keep the distribution channel alive while the game is truly, finally changed.So here we stand, yet again, on the brink of big sweeping changes, on the brink of a whole new way of doing business, and we still don’t know what it’s going to look like. But for today the changes are going to be about who can afford to stay in the game, who is going to leave, what counts as a “little” publisher and what the medium-sized publishers who don’t make the top 131 are going to do.Some are going to go with TNG’s plan. Some will talk about alternative plans, ones that meet the goals of the suppliers as well as their distribution partners, ones that keep the balls in play for at least a while longer. And some are already speaking to book distributors, direct distributors, and retailers directly. Companies are going to disappear from the system as we know it. Most—but not all—will be publishers. One thing that will not change is that publishers will continue to produce quality content that people want to read. And they will continue to find a way to get it into their audiences’ hands.The details of how that will happen are under advisement.last_img read more



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Golden Globes 2019 Macaulay Culkin tweets like brothers nom is a shock

first_img You know, if y’all voted for me to change my name to Kieran I’d be at the Golden Globes right now. Just saying. #thanks— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 0 My brother looks so handsome at the #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/drWsLlslLh— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Whoa! Kieran has such good seats! Dude, ask Gaga why she isn’t following me on Twitter! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 HOLY SHIT KIERAN IS NOMINATED???WHAT IS SUCCESSION?! Man, I should really answer his calls more often. Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year. #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Macaulay also joked he’d be at the Golden Globes if the internet had voted to change his middle name to Kieran instead of Macaulay Culkin. Kieran was one of Macaulay’s top 5 picks from the list of crowdsourced suggestions. “You know, if y’all voted for me to change my name to Kieran I’d be at the Golden Globes right now,” Macaulay tweeted. “Just saying.” Oh my god, there he is! Hi, bro! pic.twitter.com/1Y3iG18bIz— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Post a comment Macaulay continued to tweet at his brother, who sadly doesn’t have a Twitter account to respond in kind.  “Whoa! Kieran has such good seats!” Macaulay tweeted. “Dude, ask Gaga why she isn’t following me on Twitter!” And when his brother lost, he got in a little tweet-dig. “I was totally pulling for [Henry] Winkler,” he wrote.  This show is rigged!!! I was totally pulling for Winkler. #GoldenGlobes(No one tell Keiran he didn’t win)— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Oh shit! My brother is at the Golden Globes?! That is so cool! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 6, 2019 2019 movies to geek out over Awkward. Share your voice 77 Photos Actor Macaulay Culkin — who’s now known as Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin thanks to a new middle name picked by the internet — had a lot to say about his actor-brother during the 2019 Golden Globes. As Macaulay live-tweeted the show Sunday, he acted surprised to see Kieran Culkin at the star-studded event. I’m guessing he was kidding, but who knows? Hollywood can be a strange place. Culkin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.   Tags Kieran’s performance as Roman Roy in the HBO series Succession earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor in a miniseries.While Kieran was initially surprised in December to be nominated, his brother Macaulay tweeted like he didn’t know about the honor at all. “Man, I should really answer his calls more often,” he wrote. “Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year.” TV and Movieslast_img read more



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BSE closes points 2767 up on Dec 31

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 27.67 points up to stand at 21,170.68. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 12.90 points up to stand at 6,304.00. Future Retail and Gitanjali Gems were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.10% and 6.03% along with Apollo Tyres and CRISIL with an increase of 5.77% and 5.52% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Prestige Estates and Muthoot Finance Ltd. with a decrease of 3.15% and 2.70% along with RAMCOCEM and Dena Bank with a decrease of 2.06% and 2.02% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 6.51 points at 12,258.83 while the banking sector is up 15.81 points 13,001.94 and the realty sector is up 2.46 points at 1,433.41. The Indian currency is up 0.18% at Rs 61.80 per dollar.last_img read more



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SpiceJet in talks with Boeing Airbus to expand fleet by 150 planes

first_imgIn what could boost SpiceJet’s position in domestic aviation, the airline has said it is looking to expand its fleet by more than 150 planes. The budget carrier is in talks with aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, its chairman said on Sunday.India’s second-biggest budget airline by market share will finalise the manufacturer from whom it will purchase the planes by the end of March 2016, said Ajay Singh, co-founder and chairman of the airline.However, Singh did not disclose the value of the deal as Spicejet is still in talks with aircraft makers. Currently, the carrier has a fleet of 41 planes and Singh plans to “more than quadruple” it.”We are in the process of placing a large aircraft order; the airline will order in excess of 150 planes – we hope to do that in this financial year,” Reuters quoted Singh as saying.Besides, the airline is in talks with a few other aircraft manufacturers including Bombardier to purchase around 50 regional jets. SpiceJet will use these jets to expand its operations to smaller cities in the country.”SpiceJet is generating enough cash internally to sustain those orders,” said Singh. “If we need to raise any money to fund those orders, which looks unlikely at this time, there are enough unutilised credit lines available to us.”The struggling carrier was on the verge of collapse late last year before an ownership change in January this year that saw Singh acquiring entire 58.4% stake held by the Marans.Following the infusion of funds by Singh to restructure the loss-making airline, SpiceJet returned to profit in the January-March quarter this year, earning Rs 22.5 crore. The airline also posted profits in the following two quarters, supported by a fall in fuel prices and increased passenger traffic on its flights.”If oil prices remain moderate, (there is) no reason why this profitability shouldn’t continue,” Business Standard quoted Singh as saying.Following a turnaround, SpiceJet saw more than 300% increase in share prices on the stock exchanges.last_img read more



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Hulu Amazon Stream Pocketwatch Kids Shows Featuring YouTube Stars EXCLUSIVE

first_imgThe first format is “Ultimate Mishmash,” which strings together best-of clips from Pocket.watch’s stable of YouTubers into 22-minute episodes. The initial series, drawing from some 10,000 YouTube videos, are individually dedicated to five creator partners: Ryan ToysReview — a channel starring the titular 7-year-old toy-unboxer and his family that has more than 25 billion views to date — toy-review channel HobbyKidsTV, EvanTubeHD, JillianTubeHD and video-gamer CaptainSparklez.The startup also has produced 15 episodes of “Pocket.watch Challenge Squad,” an original half-hour series based on the popular YouTube challenge format. The show features the same cast as the Pocket.watch-operated YouTube channel of the same name, which now has over 130,000 subscribers. In the “Challenge Squad” TV series, produced at the company’s studio in Culver City, Calif., the team engages in different playful challenges, like human bowling and an Oreo taste-test.Hulu has licensed a total of 90 episodes from Pocket.watch on a nonexclusive basis. Those comprise 15 episodes each of the five “Ultimate Mishmash” series and the “Pocket.watch Challenge Squad” set.Amazon Prime Video carries a selection of about 40 episodes of the new Pocket.watch shows in the U.S., through the ecommerce giant’s self-publishing program. Pocket.watch receives a cut of Prime subscription revenue, based on viewing time. With Amazon, Williams’ key interest is in the metrics: “We want to get back data on minutes streamed and how these shows perform relative to other programming.”Pocket.watch didn’t approach Netflix about licensing the long-form shows, according to Williams. Hulu was the preferred partner because it’s U.S.-only, and Netflix typically seeks worldwide rights. “Our model is very oriented to being able to sell [the shows] internationally,” Williams said.In addition to “Ultimate Mishmash” and “Challenge Squad,” the company has begun production on a sixth new TV series: “Pocket.watch Digital Superstars.” That will mash up popular videos from its YouTube creator affiliates and the Challenge Squad in 22-minute episodes hosted by Bubbles, a kid-friendly dog puppet. The first 26 episodes will be available for distribution this winter. And the company is now in the merchandise biz: Last month, the company debuted Ryan’s World, a line of Pocket.watch-branded toys and apparel from Ryan ToysReview, which launched at Walmart stores nationwide and has expanded to Target and other retailers.Pocket.watch also is about to drop its first book. “Watch this Book!,” with an Oct. 23 release date, is the first title under its imprint with Simon & Schuster’s Simon Spotlight. The tome promises a behind-the-videos look into the lives of Ryan ToysReview, HobbyKidsTV, EvanTubeHD and JillianTubeHD, with an introduction by CaptainSparklez. Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution will package all 116 episodes of Pocket.watch’s six-show lineup and pitch them to non-U.S. distributors, starting at Mipcom next week in Cannes.“My clients around the world are trying to reach today’s kids and young adults — and they’re hard to find,” said Dan Cohen, president of worldwide TV licensing and distribution at Paramount. “Kids are on YouTube, engaged with personalities that Chris has signed, and bringing [international networks and streaming services] content they can use in a traditional space will be very attractive for them.”Viacom, Paramount’s parent, led a $15 million funding round in Pocket.watch this summer. “That triggered the light bulb for me,” Cohen said. “As soon as Viacom invested, I called [Williams] to see how we could work together,” adding that Paramount doesn’t have much kids’ television content in its portfolio.Down the line, Pocket.watch is eyeing additional TV shows adapted from YouTube, including more “Mishmash” installments and new formats (e.g., a potential series based on the “try not to laugh” genre). “The ability to create more of these is something we can do fairly easily,” Williams said. “This is an incremental revenue stream, and ultimately one we believe will scale really well.”Conceptually, the “Ultimate Mishmash” is akin to “America’s Funniest Videos” or Jukin Media’s FailArmy series compiling viral-video hits. Ryan ToysReview’s “Mishmash” is hosted by Combo Panda, an animated game-playing character that’s part of Ryan’s YouTube network. CaptainSparkelz, the internet handle of gamer Jordan Maron, hosts his own series; the others are presented by “dot,” a new animated character created by Pocket.watch (a reference to the dot in its name).The new Pocket.watch TV shows are in addition to other long-form projects the company has in development, including a live-action kids sitcom created by and starring Kenan Thompson (of “Saturday Night Live”) called “Skoogle” with Nickelodeon. Pocket.watch has repackaged content from top YouTube kids franchises — including the mega-popular Ryan ToysReview channel — into half-hour TV show formats that are now streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.The startup is looking to sell the collection of TV shows internationally, too, through a pact with Paramount Pictures. The shows mark the latest line of business for Pocket.watch, launched in the spring of 2017 by CEO Chris M. Williams. The company’s strategy: to develop and launch internet-centric children’s media brands that yield multiple revenue streams.“For us, it’s about a global extension into these long-form platforms,” said Williams, a former Disney and Maker Studios exec. “For our partners, it’s an opportunity to capture what kids are truly interested in and passionate about today.”center_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more



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