TC Invest concept revived somewhat Minister never agreed with closure

first_img TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Related Items:john rutherford, tc invest, washington misick Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2016 – The Minister of Finance is thrilled to see some semblance of an investment and business building arm return to governance in the Turks and Caicos, as during the launch on Monday for Invest Turks and Caicos, Hon Washington Misick struggled to say why TC Invest was shut down in the first place. It was the interim administration under former Governor, Damian Ric Todd that dismantled TC Invest and established a controversial collection agency to retrieve outstanding funds.Now, under Minister Misick, there is a new agency which will also share promotional responsibility with the TCI Tourist Board. Invest Turks and Caicos is headed by Chief Executive, John Rutherford and is located in Butterfield Square, down town Providenciales.last_img read more

Jessica Jones season 3 on Netflix What we know about the final

first_img 49 Photos 3 TV and Movies Then there’s powerful attorney Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), who sometimes hires Jess for her services, for better or worse.The Jessica Jones TV series is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Jones herself has featured in Marvel’s The Defenders crossover series, also on Netflix, featuring Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil.Melissa Rosenberg will run the final season as executive producer, and co-heads of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will be working alongside her.Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) returns with more drinking and crime fighting. Netflix Who’s making it?The director of the season 1 pilot episode, S.J. Clarkson, was recently announced as the first female director of an upcoming Star Trek movie. Season 2 of Jessica Jones was helmed by an all-female roster of talented directors, including Jennifer Lynch and Uta Briesewitz (The Wire).”I knew I wanted to have at least half our directors be women and people of color, and as we began to book them, it became clear there were so many of them. I wasn’t discovering anyone. These were all seasoned pros, and it just kind of grew into this. But I’m glad this really made an impact of normalizing it,” Rosenberg, the executive producer, told Variety. Though season 3 directors have yet to be announced, chances are we’ll be seeing more female directors take charge of future episodes.What we know about the plotIn season 1, we’re introduced to Jones sometime after her experience with Kilgrave, a villain who uses mind control and who raped her as well as forced her against her will to murder. In season 2, we see Jones coming to terms with her childhood trauma and her real mother.Now in season 3, when Jones crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath named Gregory Salinger, she and Walker must repair their fractured friendship to join forces and take him down. But when a tragic loss reveals Jones’ and Walker’s conflicting ideas of what it means to be a hero, it sets them on a collision course that’ll change them both forever.Rosenberg told the Los Angeles Times that season 3 aspires “to do something different again. We’ve delved a lot into her past — maybe this time, we’ll focus on … it’s wide open. We can really do anything.”3Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) returns to Netflix on June 14. Netflix Some theories (based on the comics)In the comics, Jones went to high school with Peter Parker (Spider-Man), and her father worked for Tony Stark (Iron Man). So while fans already got a glimpse of Jones’ horrific childhood car accident in season 2, the series has yet to connect her past with other Marvel characters from the Avengers. Also in the original comics, Jones and Cage are married with a daughter named Danielle (who’s surprisingly named after their fellow Defender, the very annoying Danny Rand aka Iron Fist). It’d be great to see Jones and Cage reconnect in season 3, since Cage is nowhere to be found in season 2. This piece was originally published on May 27, 2018, and is updated as news rolls in. Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Jessica Jones.Some superheroes would rather blend in and drink at bars in peace. But superpowered, sarcastic New York private detective Jessica Jones never seems to get her wish to be left alone. She’s suffered through childhood trauma, sexual assault and murder. And in season 3, debuting on Netflix June 14, we’ll see Jones go head-to-head with a new adversary.This season will also serve as the final batch of Marvel live-action episodes coming to Netflix, following the streaming service canceling both Jessica Jones and The Punisher. Marvel Entertainment and Netflix released the new trailer for season 3 of Jessica Jones on June 6, revealing more footage of Jones drinking, fighting and having a few choice words with the new villain, named Gregory Salinger (Jeremy Bobb). Show Us Yours: Marvel fandom pictures from our readers Share your voicecenter_img Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Dark final season hits Netflix June 14 What it’s like to live as Jessica Jones for a day Why Jessica Jones is the #MeToo Marvel superhero we need The couple’s nanny in the comics is none other than Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl), who also happens to be a character in the upcoming TV series Marvel’s New Warriors. Fingers crossed Marvel sees fit to add the unusual superhero nanny if Cage and Jones do have a child in season three of Jessica Jones.Now that Walker has superpowers thanks to an incident at the end of season 2, fans might finally get to see her as her superhero alter-ego Hellcat from the original Marvel comics.This opens up an interesting season 3 plot idea of regular humans trying to find ways to get superpowers like Walker did. Plus, Walker’s egomaniacal quest to be the best superhero ever might really rub Jones the wrong way, especially since Walker accused her of being a coward for not using her powers more to save people in trouble.3Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) trains hard to be a hero on Marvel’s Jessica Jones season 3. Netflix “Walker is a character that has a lot of ambition and a lot of appetite,” Taylor told Den of Geek. “I think in some way she’s quite coveted of the powers that Jones has. Walker really wants to matter. She wants to do more. She wants to be more than what she is.”And then there’s the not-so-adoring public when it comes to superheroes. In season 2, we already see both the police force, Jones’ building manager and perfect strangers treat Jones like a dangerous freak because she’s known to have superpowers. This powered-people discrimination from normal humans will probably be more of a plot point in season 3, especially now that superheroes have been outed after the very public actions of the Avengers.When will Jessica Jones season 3 come out?All 13 episodes of season 3 debut on Netflix on June 14, 2019.Meet the (possible) castKrysten Ritter as Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor as Trish WalkerEka Darville as Malcolm DucasseCarrie-Anne Moss as Jeri HogarthRebecca De Mornay as Walker’s mom and Jones’ adoptive mom Dorothy WalkerBenjamin Walker as ErikJeremy Bobb as Gregory Salinger Sarita ChoudhuryTiffany MackJessica Frances DukesAneesh Sheth More Jessica Jones Tags Comments In the new trailer, Salinger calls to tells her, “Jessica Jones, you’re a cheater. You were given every advantage. Allowed to make mistake after mistake. You can’t control yourself. You have no discipline, just brute force. I want you to die.”Marvel Entertainment and Netflix also posted on Twitter and Youtube a teaser trailer for season 3 on May 28, announcing the series release date of June 14. The trailer description said, “Sometimes not even ‘heroes’ can save themselves.” On May 23, star Krysten Ritter shared a short video on Instagram of herself as Jessica Jones drinking at a bar, and wrote in the caption that season 3 would be “coming soon.”Ritter plays the eponymous Jessica Jones, a hard-drinking private investigator with superhuman strength. She’s joined by best friend and adoptive sister Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), who aspires to be a hero like Jones.last_img read more

FIPB to take up stake hike proposals of Standard Life Aviva on

first_imgForeign partners are keen to raise their stake in Indian insurance joint ventures, with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) expected to consider stake hike proposals of Standard Life Insurance and Aviva Life Insurance at its meeting on 29 December.At its 228th meeting on 27 November, 2015, the FIPB had deferred a proposal by HDFC to transfer its shares so as to raise Standard Life’s (Mauritius Holdings) stake in HDFC Standard Life Insurance from the existing 26% to 35%.The FIPB also set aside Aviva Life Insurance Company India’s proposal to increase the foreign shareholding in the venture from 26% to 49% by Aviva International Holdings, UK, by transferring 23% stake being held by the Indian partner, Dabur.In the recent past, many foreign partners of Indian insurance companies have either increased their stake or have planned to do so, ever since the Modi government increased the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit for such foreign associates from 26% to 49% in March this year.The aim was to increase insurance penetration in India and enable the companies to raise adequate capital for expanding operations.On 17 December, Ergo International AG, the German insurance company that had 26% equity stake in HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company, increased its stake to 48.9% by acquiring 123 million shares in the joint venture, representing 22.90% stake.The shares were acquired at a price of Rs 90.97 per share, translating into a consideration of Rs 1,122 crore, HDFC said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.Pursuant to the deal, which will be subject to regulatory approvals, HDFC’s stake will come down to 50.7% from 73.6% held earlier.HDFC Ergo General Insurance’s gross direct premium for the first half of the current fiscal was Rs 1,593 crore. The company earned a net profit of Rs 68.9 crore during the period. In 2014-15, the company had earned a net profit of Rs 104 crore and its gross written premium was Rs 3,257 crore.HDFC Standard Life Insurance’s total premium collection was Rs 6,590 crore for the first six months ended 30 September, 2015.There are 24 life insurance companies, including LIC, operating in India. The total amount collected by way of premium was Rs 7,553 crore in November this year and Rs 74,550 crore till November this year, marking an increase of 17.03% for the nine month period over last year, according to Life Insurance Council.While state-owned LIC is the biggest player in the business, other prominent companies include SBI Life Insurance (JV with BNP Paribas Assurance), ICICI Prudential and HDFC Standard Life.On 25 December, Tube Investments of India said it had approved the sale of 14% equity stake in Cholamandalam MS General Insurance to its joint venture partner Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Japan, for Rs 882.67 crore. The transaction, which will be subject to regulatory approvals, will increase Mitsui’s stake in the joint venture to 40%.last_img read more

Republicans fail again to kill off Obamacare

first_imgProtesters before a hearing on repealing Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: ReutersUS Republicans on Tuesday fell short yet again in their seven-year drive to repeal Obamacare, in a bitter defeat that raises more questions about their ability to enact President Donald Trump’s agenda.The party was unable to win enough support from its own senators for a bill to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act and decided not to put it to a vote, several Republicans said. The bill’s sponsors vowed to try again, but face steeper odds after Sunday, when special rules expire that allow them to pass healthcare legislation without Democratic support.“We basically ran out of time,” said Senator Ron Johnson, a co-sponsor of the measure with Senators Bill Cassidy, Lindsey Graham and Dean Heller.Republicans have now repeatedly failed to deliver on their longtime promise to roll back former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature domestic accomplishment.They have yet to achieve any major domestic policy successes in Congress this year, which could hurt their efforts to retain control of the Senate and House of Representatives in the November 2018 congressional elections.Republicans widely view Obamacare, which provides coverage to 20 million Americans, as a costly government overreach. Trump vowed frequently during the 2016 election campaign to scrap it. Democrats have fiercely defended it, saying it has extended health insurance to millions.After falling short in July, Senate Republicans tried again this month with a bill that would have given states greater control over the hundreds of billions of dollars that the federal government spends annually on health care.As before, they ran into objections from members on the right and the center who opposed repeal for essentially opposite reasons.Senator Susan Collins, a moderate, complained it undermined the Medicaid program for the poor and weakened consumer protections. Senator Rand Paul, a conservative, said it left too many of Obamacare’s regulations and spending programs in place.Democrats said it was time for Republicans to work with them to fix Obamacare’s shortcomings, and Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said he would resume talks with Democratic Senator Patty Murray to shore up the law’s insurance subsidies.Shares of healthcare providers ended broadly higher. Hospital company HCA Healthcare Inc rose 1.8 percent, while insurer Centene Corp, which focuses on Medicaid, rose 2.2 per cent.The insurance industry, hospitals, medical advocacy groups such as the American Medical Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society, the AARP advocacy group for the elderly and consumer activists opposed the latest bill.TRUMP DISAPPOINTEDTrump said on Tuesday his administration was disappointed in “certain so-called Republicans” who did not support the bill. The Republican president said later he still had not given up hope that the law would eventually be repealed. “It’ll happen,” he told reporters while traveling to New York for a fundraiser.Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate and at least three senators – Collins, Paul and John McCain of Arizona – had publicly rejected the bill.Republicans crafted special rules earlier this year that allowed them to pass a bill with a simple majority in the 100-seat chamber. After those rules expire at the start of the new fiscal year on Sunday, they will need at least 60 votes to advance most legislation.John Thune, a member of the Republican leadership in the Senate, said the party would likely not try to undo Obamacare again until it was clear there were enough votes for it. He said the party would now focus on overhauling the US tax code – another complex undertaking that could meet with stiff resistance from a wide range of interest groups.A CBS poll on Monday showed 52 per cent of Americans disapproved of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, while 20 per cent approved.“I will readily admit that the Republican Party has done a bad job of explaining what we’re for in terms of replace on Obamacare,” Republican Senator Ben Sasse said on the Senate floor.Six protesters staged a “die-in” on the floor of a Senate office building, lying on the ground and covering their heads and bodies with a white shroud to represent what they said would be lives lost if the bill passed.The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said the number of people with health insurance covering high-cost medical events would be slashed by millions if the latest Republican bill had it become law.The CBO also found that federal spending on Medicaid would be cut by about $1 trillion from 2017 to 2026 and that millions of people would lose their coverage in the program, mainly from a repeal of federal funding for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.last_img read more