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

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker is a galactically stupid title

first_img Comments 16 Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer tees… That’s a joke, right?— rick (@ricktimmerman88) April 12, 2019 And the actor jumped right in with guesses as to which member of his fictional family the title is referring to.”Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE?” he wrote. “A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker?”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (really!) opens Dec. 19 in the UK and Australia, and Dec. 20 in the US. Skywalker is the new Jedi Order. Rey starts it, maybe with Kylo.— Unite or Die #TTP (@shadowdragontwt) April 12, 2019 TV and Movies Also, doesn’t the new title just scream spoiler? In one of two ways, apparently. With Rey all over the trailer and the words THE RISE OF SKYWALKER emblazoned on the screen, are we just all admitting now that we know she’s obviously a Skywalker relation, whether Luke’s kid or not? Let’s hope that’s just too obvious. So on the other hand, is Kylo Ren, whose mother Leia was a Skywalker, the family member on the rise?Some fans liked it, with writer Kris Tapley putting it solidly in the middle of a title ranking, above the 1977 original and below The Phantom Menace. Not everyone was on board with the title.”Which Star Wars isn’t the rise of Skywalker …. he rose 10x already,” noted one Twitter user. Tapley also has thoughts about the title’s meaning, writing, “I think there’s zero chance that title refers to Rey.” No, it’s not an adult-film parody title, or a coffee table book about George Lucas’ movie ranch. Episode 9, the next Star Wars movie, is really called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. it’s called the rise of skywalker because anakin raises from the dead to drop-kick kylo into a sun— moms against dio brando (@C0REZI) April 12, 2019 77 Photos More Rise of Skywalker 2:04 Star Wars star Mark Hamill, who played O.G. Skywalker Luke, weighed in about the new title Friday, nothing that it wasn’t his suggestion: Episode IX: A Bunch More Stuff Happens. Some fans had theories about what was rising, and who, and why.”Skywalker is the new Jedi Order. Rey starts it, maybe with Kylo,” wrote one Twitter user. Awful. Is this real?— David Bernardi (@david_bernardi) April 12, 2019 Originally published April 12. Ranking Star Wars episode titles! (TITLES)1. The Phantom Menace2. The Empire Strikes Back3. Return of the Jedi4. Attack of the Clones5. The Rise of Skywalker6. The Force Awakens7. A New Hope8. The Last Jedi9. Revenge of the Sith— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) April 12, 2019center_img The fact that Palpatine was laughing at the end of the trailer and Episode IX is titled The Rise of Skywalker… it’s so f-ing blatant you guys. Ben is going to finally make things right and heal the wounds in his family line. #bendemption #episodeix #theriseofskywalker— raven-maiden (@raven_maiden3) April 12, 2019 Which Star Wars isn’t the rise of Skywalker …. he rose 10x already— jaime xumi 🔦 (@jaimelasticity) April 12, 2019 It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens- It’#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle👍 https://t.co/avfffLvC1z— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 12, 2019 The title ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ has got everyone thinking of Rey, maybe J.J. is retconning what Rian did with Rey’s lineage. No, no, no.I think the Skywalker title is referring to Kylo. Maybe he will have a redemption arc in this story. Fight to defeat Palpatine. pic.twitter.com/4JOefF1j5L— terrellegrahamreviews.com (@TerrelleGraham) April 12, 2019 Tags Don’t get too excited. The Palpatine cackle at the end of the #EpisodeIX trailer is just Kylo Ren’s ringtone.— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) April 12, 2019 I think there’s zero chance that title refers to Rey.— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) April 12, 2019 I’m confused, I thought one of the goals of this new trilogy was to end the Skywalker saga, then again The Rise of the Dark Knight was the end of the Batman trilogy so there’s that— Pozzible Movies (@Pozzible_movies) April 12, 2019 Confused by title. pic.twitter.com/w6KI1ylrlg— 6reg (@Darthgreg78) April 12, 2019 Rise of Skywalker sees Emperor Palpatine rise again Meet new Star Wars character Jannah Share your voice Either Rey is a Skywalker or Ren is gonna rule the galaxy.— Auswald (@groovyspaceP) April 12, 2019 Some fans were more interested in a familiar laugh from the new teaser trailer. Hello, Emperor Palpatine, welcome back. Maybe the title should’ve been, “The Rise/Return/Revenge/Whatever of Palpatine.” Now playing: Watch this: 2019 movies to geek out over We finally got the title Friday morning at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and yes, these things take time to get used to. But I can’t be the only Star Wars watcher who thinks it’s about as appealing as the Sarlacc.I’ve said it before: I was rooting for Star Wars: A New Order. That worked on every level. Short, appealing, direct and a nice throwback to the 1977 original Star Wars film, which I saw in theaters when it was just called Star Wars but was later dubbed A New Hope. Star Wars, Skywalker, Palpatine, #EpisodeIX, #TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/eMb9YlDWj9— Leugim🌺🌸 (@Leugim_3) April 12, 2019 Star Warslast_img read more

Baby kidnapped from Florida hospital found 18 years later

first_imgA woman who was taken as a baby from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 has been found safe, Florida authorities said on Friday, and the South Carolina woman she believed to be her mother has been arrested for kidnapping.Kamiyah Mobley, now 18, was located in Walterboro, South Carolina, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed her identity through DNA testing.She appeared to be in good health and “a normal 18-year-old woman,” Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference.“This young woman was abducted as a newborn, and she is going to need time and assistance to process all this,” Williams said. “She is taking it as well as you can imagine.”The woman’s biological family was overwhelmed when they learned the news. It will be up to the victim to determine future contact, he said.Authorities found Mobley through tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was living under a different name established through fraudulent documents, the sheriff said, declining to release that name.“She had an inclination beginning probably a couple of months ago that she may have been involved in this in some way,” the sheriff said.The baby was only hours old when a woman, dressed as a nurse in a flowered smock and green hospital pants, abducted her from her mother’s room, according to the 1998 incident report.Authorities have arrested Gloria Williams, 51, in South Carolina on charges of kidnapping and interference with custody, the sheriff said.The case generated wide attention and led authorities to pursue more than 2,500 tips, the sheriff said.“We are speaking to as many people as we can to try to paint a picture of what may have happened 18 years ago,” the sheriff said. “Lots of questions left unanswered.”Gloria Williams will be extradited to Florida, authorities said, and she faces up to life in prison.last_img read more

Myanmar seeks time and space to solve Rohingya crisis

first_imgUN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee (centre R-in blue jacket), being escorted during a visit to the Rakhine ethnic Sein Pan Myaing village, near the town of Maungdaw in strife-torn Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border on 20 January. AFP file photoMyanmar’s deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government “time and space” to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.Rear Admiral Myint Nwe told a security forum in Singapore his government is “fully aware of the growing concern about the widespread reports on (the) situation in Rakhine state” where the Rohingya live, and was committed to address the issue and punish wrongdoers.Since October Myanmar’s army has carried out “clearance operations” in the north of the western state to root out insurgents accused of deadly raids on police border posts.At least 66,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, alleging rape, murder and torture at the hands of security forces.Myanmar has long faced international criticism over its treatment of the Rohingya. Most people in the majority Buddhist community consider them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.“The government does not condone rights abuses against innocent civilians. Legal action will be taken in response to any substantiated claim,” Myint Nwe said.The admiral was responding to a keynote address by Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein at th Fullerton Forum organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.Hishammuddin warned that the situation in Rakhine-if not addressed properly-could be exploited by the Islamic State group as it seeks a base in Southeast Asia.“This horrific possibility has the potential to cause death and destruction well beyond the borders of ASEAN,” he added, referring to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.Answering a delegate’s question, Hishammuddin said the Rohingya issue “is going to test ASEAN solidarity… It needs to be resolved, we cannot sweep it under the carpet, it affects a lot of Muslims and it’s very emotional”.Myint Nwe said both Yangon and the international community should focus on finding a “lasting solution” to the problem.“Allowing time and space is essential for the government’s efforts to bear fruit in finding a sustainable solution of this complex issue.”Hishammuddin said ASEAN-the regional bloc to which both Malaysia and Myanmar belong-should play a key role in working out a solution with Myanmar’s leaders.last_img read more

BlackOwned Studio Tones Bodies

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROCaption: Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24, formerly a pointe ballerina, started the company in January after she noticed a lack of diversity at mainstream barre studios.“Shaking is a good thing,” barre instructor Maya Dennis tells a class of five students as they power through a complicated posture that finds them on their hands with one knee on the floor and the other bent leg moving up and down.Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24, formerly a pointe ballerina, started the company in January after she noticed a lack of diversity at mainstream barre studios. (Courtesy Photo)Dennis, 24, is one of three instructors at Sidebarre, one of a few Black-owned barre companies in the D.C. area.For the uninitiated, barre is a low-impact workout that uses repeated isometric movements to tone muscles. You know you’re doing it right when your body quivers.Incorporating elements from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, barre classes typically start with a warm-up, and offer individual movements tailored to strengthen legs, arms, glutes and the core. Instructors usually introduce a ballet barre into the workout. Weights are optional.With more than 700 studios popping up in metropolitan areas, barre is one of the hottest trends in fitness. Boutique studios — which includes barre studios — are driving growth in the health care industry, with more than 20 million people claiming membership in a boutique studio, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association’s 2018 report. Women are more likely to visit yoga/Pilates/barre studios, the report said.But when Jillian Carter, 24, a technically trained ballerina from Prince George’s County started taking barre at several chain studios two years ago, she noticed a diversity problem. She remembers being one of a few, if not the only Black student in class, and didn’t see any Black instructors, which made her feel isolated. The White women also weren’t as “warm and fuzzy” with her after class she would have liked, Carter said.So in January, Carter launched Sidebarre, a company that welcomes people of color and employs three Black instructors — Carter, her cousin Alexis Miller and Dennis.“I feel like in a lot of classes you don’t really see a lot of minorities and it really goes for other workout classes in this area,” Carter told the AFRO. “And so, I think our place is for the minorities to feel comfortable. It makes them the majority.”The women lead $15 classes at Cycled! in Takoma Park, at the Dance Institute of Washington, and at the University of Maryland, College Park. In September, the ladies will add a fourth location — Joe’s Movement Emporium in Hyattsville. All three women are technically trained in ballet and draw on that experience to choreograph classes that last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.Sidebarre favors upbeat music that keeps you going. At a recent class Dennis taught, her playlist included songs from Cardi B., Beyoncé, Pharrell, India.Arie and Drake.“We try to play music that people can sing along to,” Dennis told the AFRO. “I tell my class, ‘Sing if you want to.’ I feel like fitness should be fun, so we try to keep it fun and light-hearted for everybody.”A sweaty Breanne Palmer, 27, of Silver Spring, said the soulful playlist helped her fight through some of the more complicated routines in Dennis’ energetic class that featured moves that she said left her feeling like she was “dying.”“I love it, I love it a lot,” Palmer told the AFRO. “I feel like I’m shaking a lot and using a lot of muscles I haven’t worked.”Carter’s working on finding a program to certify her and the instructors, marketing her business and launching a prenatal barre class. She would love to open a Sidebarre studio one day.Until then, clients should embrace the beats and leave whatever isn’t serving them at the door.“When working out, put all stuff to the side to focus and zone in on your workout to get the best out of it,” Carter said.last_img read more