first_imgPaul Pogba is already dreaming big and hopes to add his own star to the France shirt by winning Sunday’s World Cup final against CroatiaLes Bleus are hoping to end a wait of two decades in Sunday’s final by claiming only their second world title against Croatia.History favours the French, who defeated Croatia in the semi-finals of the 1998 tournament on route to winning the World Cup, but Pogba is aware that both himself and his teammates will have it all to do at Moscow against a side that have performed above all expectations at Russia this summer and have proven themselves to be worthy contenders for the World Cup“Croatia do not have stars – they want one. They have done very well and they want the victory, like us,” said Pogba, according to Sky Sports.“But I do not have a star. It’s on the shirt, but I did not win it. We want to go looking for it like all players. It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult.”Croatia have played into extra-time in their last three games now and fatigue has been a concern.“We are not thinking about it,” said Pogba.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“Croatia played a very tough match against England. They did not give up. They were losing 1-0 and came back.“There are two teams and one cup. They have played 90 minutes more than us – I don’t know if it’s a disadvantage for them or if they’re going to want to show that they want to win even more.“For me, we are not favourites. We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together.“We haven’t done anything yet.”While Croatia do have Luka Modric in their ranks, Pogba knows better than to just concentrate on him.“It’s not only Modric – there is also (Ivan) Rakitic, (Ivan) Perisic and even the defenders,” he said.“I don’t think there will be a plan for Modric. There will be one for everyone.”last_img read more

first_imgCeltic Football Club manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed his delight with the competition for places in the club’s midfield position.The Scottish Premiership champions who’ve lost a captain and central midfielder, Scott Brown to injury have been impressive over the last few games.Callum McGregor’s success in the deep-lying playmaker role, coupled with the emergence of Ryan Christie and re-emergence of Scott Sinclair, has provided the Celtic with a balance and propulsion that is allowing them to produce their invincible treble season of two campaigns ago.Speaking about Scott Brown’s potential return to the starting lineup once he returns from injury and the competition the former Scotland international might face, Rodgers said, according to Scotsman:“We want all the boys back,” said the Irishman.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“But it’s what you want as a coach from the guys who have come into the team. Scott Sinclair looks back to his level, and Ryan [Christie] coming in has been like signing a new player, so it’s brilliant.”Talking about keeping his player’s motivated, the former Liverpool boss said:“That’s your job as manager and coach, to provide a stimulus for players to keep having the hunger.”“Part of that was to bring players in, we wanted to do that but it didn’t happen. Because you can be as good a coach as you want, but sometimes the best stimulus for players is competition. However that’s OK – let’s keep working to how we want to play, and as you saw against Leipzig, they’ve been fantastic.”last_img read more

first_imgAberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that the injury suffered by Gary Mackay-Steven is not severe after a clash of heads with Dedryck Boyata.The winger was stretched off during Aberdeen Scottish Cup final loss to Celtic on Sunday, but his manager revealed he has suffered no major damage.“I saw his family down at the dugout and there was an obvious concern there,” McInnes said, according to The National. “I was told he was unconscious and there was an urgency to get medics onto the park.”“Thankfully he’s sitting up in hospital, getting his tests down and it will be hopefully a straightforward concussion. Obviously, he misses the next game but I’m gutted for Gary because he was so looking forward to the opportunity to shine and has been in good form for us.”ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.Meanwhile, McInnes also admitted he is unhappy with match referee Andrew Dallas, following his decision to award Celtic a penalty kick.“The penalty decision didn’t do us any real harm, but it wasn’t a penalty in the first place,” he said.“It was clearly outside the box. If we didn’t have a goalie like Joe Lewis it would have been 2-0 and far more difficult.”“I also felt there was another yellow card challenge from Ryan Christie when Dom Ball breaks. The ref said he played the ball when he clearly didn’t. You need a lot of things to go for you in a final and it might sound churlish but a couple of decisions were really harsh on my team today.”“I love Ryan Christie, but it was another yellow card and the referee was in a brilliant position to see that and I don’t understand how he can say he played the ball.”last_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:AIDS, beaches, christmas, Hiv, program Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2014 – In its second consecutive year Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa has invited all its team members to participate once again in our, “Share your Christmas” ( SYC) canned and non-perishable food drive. Celebrating the holiday season, the initiative has a host of activities centered on the spirit of giving and stewardship towards the community and the less fortunate.Along with a number of community outreach programs and environmental clean-up initiatives; Beaches Turks and Caicos has also launched its “Share your Christmas” Food Drive from December 10th – 24th 2014 to collect food items that will be donated directly to two (2) pantries that serve the less fortunate of the Turks and Caicos: The National HIV Prevention Unit and The Turks and Caicos Social Welfare Office.The HIV prevention unit assists directly with providing medical support services to those infected with the virus. The group also provides healthy meals daily to about 35-40 persons on the island of Providenciales who would not have the means to otherwise feed themselves. The TCI Social Welfare Office assist with providing financial support to the unemployed and under employed in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They directly impact single mothers, children, the disabled and the elderly by providing them with monetary support and where possible, food and clothing in some cases. It is our hope that we will be able to collect enough canned goods and non-perishable items not only to assist both organizations with their continued efforts to ensure that all persons enrolled in one or more of these social programs has a healthy meal this holiday season but to also send a charge to other corporate citizens in the community to mobilize and assist in this effort! We also thank the IGA Supermarket Chain for partnering with us for a second year for their kind donation of two gift cards that will be given directly to Social Welfare and the National Aids Programs for the purchase of additional goods for the cause.A photo challenge capturing team member donations to the “Share Your Christmas Bins” made the initiative extra fun for all of our team members that graciously participated in this years’ SYC food drive. The food bins were situated at the security gates in the back of house, at the Caribbean and Key West Villages . We thank you for being our partners as we work together in eradicating poverty and HIV/AIDS throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.Let’s all get involved and share a little this holiday season. Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCIlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Apr 2015 – More could have been done to save British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, and Member for Wheeland, Delroy Williams charged in the House of Assembly that the PNP Administration is not a caring government as it refused to save BAFSL despite having a fat surplus. “Only to have this Government, Mr. Speaker, stand on the side and watch the company fail. If this was a caring government they would have given that insurance company a bail out, or loan or some sort of bail out.”Thousands of policy holders were expecting Government to help after the Premier’s promise to do so. Magnetic Media had learned that there was never that meeting by Hon Rufus Ewing with the Opposition to flesh out what could be done to save the decades’ old company. Hon Williams called it a shame. “Mr. Speaker some people can’t even get new insurance due to their age and failing, this government sat on the side and did nothing. Government talks about surplus, what is the use of having surplus when you are not helping your people.”The comments came during Budget Communication in the last sitting of the House of Assembly. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bafsl, British Atlantic Financial Services, delroy williams, pnp Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unitelast_img read more

first_img Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:consultation, gaming policy 2015 Consultations on Health & Agriculture launched Changes coming for National Parks laws; public consultation starts Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2015 – Consultation on the Gaming Policy 2015 has been extended to November 16 and the PNP Administration today announced that they still welcome electronic and dropped off submissions of ideas.In a 37-page document, there is focus on licensing, types of gaming, form and system of taxation, reporting and control standards, safeguards for licensees, employees, patrons, devices for gaming and games rules. In announcing the consultation the Administration shared that as of 2013, there were 80 gaming properties and 535 active machines in the TCI.We’ve got the link to the policy and email information at MagneticMediaTV.com.Follow this link to the Gaming Policy 2015: http://issuu.com/rtcstation/docs/thegamingpolicydraft15thsep2015Email: gamingconsultation2015@gov.tclast_img read more

first_imgAll Schools/ General Public ThursdaySeptember 29thYouth Got TalentTalent Show7 pmLibrary Tennis Court Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Talent/Culture Night YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – North/Middle Caicos DateEventDescriptionVenue & TimeParticipants FridaySeptember 30thFoot Steps For Good Charity Walk (Provo)Charity WalkFrom Clement Howell High to National StadiumClement Howell High to National Stadium7 amAll Schools/ General Public Raymond Gardiner High School WednesdaySeptember 28th WednesdaySeptember 28th Arts and Culture DayDisplay of arts and culture and games4:30pmNK Francis Park TuesdaySeptember 27thIsland Treasure HuntIsland Treasure HuntParade Ground5PM Friday30th September 2016 All Schools/ General Public TuesdaySeptember 27thInter- Primary Speech CompetitionEach school will have two contestants for our Quiz Competition.  Two schools will advance to the championship roundVenue TBA10am MondaySeptember 26thDevotions WednesdaySeptember 28th Events For National Youth Week DateEventDescriptionVenue & TimeParticipants All Schools/ General Public Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public All Schools/ General Public All Schools/ General Public Friday30th September 2016Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public PDM re-launches radio show for Youth Week All Schools/ General Public HJ Robinson HighHJ Robinson High A Taste of TCIForum on the evolution of Art and culture in TCI with sampling of locally made dishescenter_img Related Items:akierre missick speaks of national youth week, celebrating art and culture in the TCI, national youth week, national youth week 26th-30th of September MondaySeptember 26thDevotionsDevotions with all schools to commemorate Youth DayMethodist Church9:00amAll Schools/ General Public Culture event promoting TCI heritageVenue TBA7PM SundaySeptember 25thNational Youth Day Service Church ServiceChurch Service to  commemorate Youth DayHJ Robinson Parade Ground Youth Parliament Launched; Looking for Passionate people Cultural ConcertCulture event promoting TCI heritageRegatta Village7PM MondaySeptember 25thDevotionsDevotions to  commemorate Youth DayClement Howell High8:40amClement Howell High YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – PROVIDENCIALES YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – GRAND TURK All Schools/ General Public WednesdaySeptember 28th YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – SOUTH CAICOS ThursdaySeptember 29thInter- house Speech CompetitionEach house will have 2 contestants for the competition.  There will be the winning house, and the best speaker award.Venue TBA10am TuesdaySeptember 27thSpeech CompetitionSpeech CompetitionOna Glinton Primary10am All Schools/ General Public Recommended for you DateEventDescriptionVenue & TimeParticipants TuesdaySeptember 27th Students/ General Public All Schools/ General Public Gustavus Sports Complex10am Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 23, 2016 – In keeping with the United Nations International Youth Day; The Department of Youth Affairs is please to celebrate National Youth Week 2016 under the theme “Celebrating Art and Culture in TCI” during  26th-30th September 2016.  National Youth Week events are scheduled for all the islands at both Primary and High school level. There will be speech competitions on North Caicos and Grand Turk, a culturally themed island treasure hunt on South Caicos as well as local youth artist performances throughout.All highlighted by the Jazz in the Garden themed concert on Friday 30th September 2016 which will showcase the talents of schools from around the islands at the National Stadium on Providenciales.Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services, Hon. Akierra Missick stated; “This year’s events are centered on allowing young people to express themselves through the various arts.   This outlet is an opportunity to demonstrate both cultural and personal identity while also learning of the importance of preserving Turks & Caicos Islands long and storied cultural background.” Arts ExhibitionDisplay of arts and craft by local artistProvo Public Library12 pm Friday30th September 2016Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public Friday30th September 2016Jazz In the GardenJazz performances by schools from around islandsNational Stadium4PMAll Schools/ General Public MondaySeptember 26thInter- Primary SchoolGeneral DevotionAll Primary schools will combine for devotionsVenue TBA8:40amAll Schools/ General Publiclast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Nativesoutraged, #phantomemployeesreceivingpaychecks Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – Hundreds of dead people are collecting paychecks from the Government and there are high ranking ministry and department officials who are well aware of it, this public perspective is not yet supported by evidence but it is still making rounds in the social media buzz today and comments and conjecture are being widely circulated, promoted and broadcast as the country prepares for an unprecedented national Government Employee verification drive which runs August 8-31.“These people dead and you still letting them get a paycheck, somebody collecting their money, send their *** to jail!”While some residents defend the ousted PLP Administration which is being blamed for the mess, others are begging the Minnis administration to jail those found culpable.“If this government did not take over, I know I would have been one to fly out of this country and go in America and beg the President Trump to let me stay in America ’cause that was my only option in order to survive.”The outrage is sparked by a news report that some $80M could be saved each year if the employee list of the Bahamas public sector was cleaned up.#MagneticMediaNews#Nativesoutraged#phantomemployeesreceivingpaycheckslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 17, 2017 – Nassau –SECURITY GUARD ARRESTED FOR AN ILLEGAL GUNConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers, took an adult male security officer into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Monday 16th October 2017.   According to reports, shortly after 4:00am, a team of officers from the Mobile division acting on information conducted a search of a security officer at a nightclub located at 6th Terrace Centerville and uncovered a Sig Sauer pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition. The male was subsequently taken into custody in connection with this seizure.TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITALA man, who was detained in hospital following a traffic accident on Monday 9th October 2017, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday 15th October 2017.According to reports shortly before 1:00am, the victim was driving his motorcycle on East Street near Andros 2 Avenue, when he collided with a Nissan Bus driven by an adult male. The motorcyclist was rushed to hospital where he was detained in critical condition.Investigations are ongoing.INVESTIGATION IN EARLY MORNING SHOOTING DEATH CONTINUESPolice are appealing to members of the public to come forth with any information that may assist in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 15th October 2017.According to reports shortly after 11:30pm, police received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of Meadow Street and Hospital Lane. When officers arrived on the scene they found the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.Investigations are on going.TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITALA man, who was detained in hospital following a traffic accident on Monday 9th October 2017, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday 15th October 2017.According to reports shortly before 1:00am, the victim was driving his motorcycle on East Street near Andros Avenue, when he collided with a Nissan Bus driven by an adult male. The motorcyclist was rushed to hospital where he was detained in critical condition.Investigations are ongoing.INVESTIGATION IN EARLY MORNING SHOOTING DEATH CONTINUESPolice are appealing to members of the public to come forth with any information that may assist in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 15th October 2017.According to reports shortly after 11:30pm, police received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of Meadow Street and Hospital Lane. When officers arrived on the scene they found the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot.Investigations are on going.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY 3 CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK – If a crime occurs – report it!Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos, November 29, 2017 – The Prosecution will have to find stronger witnesses and better evidence in its case against Cortez Simmons as yesterday the Appeals Court gave them another chance to secure a murder conviction.In one of the most followed murder cases in recent TCI history, a verdict came from the Appeals Court that was both a sigh of relief and a victory.  Cortez Simmons won his appeal but was not acquitted, instead a retrial in the murder of Keziah Burke is ordered by the court.Simmons had been acquitted before of murder, that was in 2009 and the victim then was the first cousin of Keziah Burke.  Simmon’s defense team argued that the evidence in the Burke murder was circumstantial and refuted expert testimony and findings that the gun used in the killing of Burke, who was 25 at the time was the same gun used in a shooting at the movie cinema where Simmons was allegedly caught on CCTV with the shooters in that case.During the trial in 2015, it was revealed that Keziah Burke was gunned down in the parking lot of Uncle Dough’s Bar in Providenciales, while trying to escape – on hands and knees – being shot by the accused Cortez Simmons in the back, allegedly.  The report says the shooting unfolded in plain sight of multiple witnesses, but no one was talking.Evans Welch, attorney from Trinidad and Tobago, led the prosecution team which used as its star witness, a man who was a part of the cinema shooting, Haitian-born, Boker Odema.  Odema testified that the gun used at the Digicel Cinema, was taken from Cortez Simmons and that after the shooting then, Simmons demanded his gun back.It is said that gun, a 40 caliber weapon, was the same one which ended the life of Burke on April 13, 2013.  Our understanding is that there were as many as 20 grounds in the appeal, all of them against the trial judge – Margaret Ramsey Hale.  The conviction was deemed unsafe and was overturned in a matter of minutes.Arguments by the defense team including Alvin Garland and Jacqueline Samuels Brown, QC out of Jamaica lasted longest on whether Simmons was due an acquittal or a retrial.Cortez Simmons can apply for bail and be freed until the retrial date is set. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgFormer West Ham manager David Moyes believes Marko Arnautovic’s talent is worthy of a top-four Premier League clubThe Austrian forward has remained silent on his West Ham future after his brother and agent, Daniel, suggested it’s time for a move to a Champions League-type club.Arnautovic has been linked with a switch to Manchester United after his impressive end to last season at West Ham.Following Moyes’ arrival in November 2017, Arnautovic had an upturn in form and played a key role in West Ham’s escape from relegation.Arnautovic later won the club’s Player of the Year award for his performances in the second half of last season with 11 goals scored in the process.Now Moyes, who was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini in the West Ham dugout, backed Arnautovic’s bid to play for a top Premier League side.“The big thing for Marko is the change from being a winger to a striker has really reinvented him,” Moyes told Talksport on Twitter.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“When we arrived at West Ham the punters weren’t having him, thought he wasn’t running around but the minute he’s gone to centre-forward he’s been a revelation.“It was always the thing questioned about Marko, did he run or what was his attitude like? We found him great to work with.“He’s good enough, he could play in the top four because he’s got the ability and he could play with the top players – he considers himself a top player.”Moyes added: “You’ve got to remember, he’s already been at the likes of Inter Milan before.“But what he needs to do is he needs to score, last season he was scoring regularly and taking his opportunities, from what I’ve seen this season he’s not taken as many.”Arnautovic has managed five goals and one assist in 12 appearances for West Ham this season.last_img read more

first_imgInter chief executive Guiseppe Marotta insists the club have no doubts Mauro Icardi will sign a new contract with the Italian club.Despite his current deal tying him to Inter until 2021, Icardi has been linked with a move away from the Nerazurri.Icardi’s agent Wanda Nara said the former Sampdoria striker will renew, having previously claimed the Argentina international was nowhere near signing a contract extension amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.Speaking prior to Saturday’s 0-0 draw at against Sassuolo, Marotta said Icardi is close to extending his contract.“We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa,” Marotta said, according to FourFourTwo.“The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Inter, meanwhile, are odds on favorite to sign Atletico centre-half Diego Godin as a free agent.The Uruguay international is out of contract at the end of the season and the 32-year-old is reportedly set to join Inter.Asked about Godin, Marotta said: “I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.”“There are champions who present themselves, that we don’t want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June.”last_img read more

first_imgFleet Science Center opens new interactive exhibit Pause-Play KUSI Newsroom, February 15, 2019 Posted: February 15, 2019 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)- The Fleet Science Center has opened a new innovative exhibit called “pause-play”. It allows the young and young at heart to pause from their phones and other technological gadgets to actually play.KUSI’s Allie Wagner got a chance to experience what the new exhibit has to offer. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_imgThe inaugural Open Core Summit will be running September 19-20th in San Francisco. InfoQ recently sat down with the founder of the summit, Joseph Jacks, and explored his motivations for running this event and discussed why he believes new commercial open source software businesses should focus on creating the maximum level of value possible, but be comfortable accepting the fundamental reality that they can only capture a small fraction of that value.As reported previously by InfoQ, generally there is no industry consensus on the best method of funding open source development. Many continue to believe that open source software should be completely free (“as in beer”), but models such as “open core” or “dual licensing” appear to be the most promising approaches for supporting future commercial open-source companies.Cloud providers are also now adopting open-source software and making it commercially available as software-as-a-service (SaaS), without necessarily adding value or supporting future development. While open-source development is not going to disappear overnight, the future of commercial open-source vendors has become a talking point amongst many within the industry.The increasing cloud-based adoption of certain software has also triggered some open-source projects to recently change their licensing modes. For example, late last year Confluent announced changes to the license for some components of their Confluent Platform, a streaming platform which provides capabilities to transport data, and tools to connect systems and data sources. The license changes specifically focus on restricting the usage of these components by SaaS providers.It is within this nascent mix of evolving licenses and changing software consumption models that the inaugural Open Core Summit (OCS) is being arranged, and the goal of the event is to provide a meeting and learning place and global platform for industry participants (founders, developers, cloud vendors, VCs, analysts, people working within the enterprise space, and more) to share their experiences and ideas.InfoQ sat down with Joseph Jacks, founder of OCS, with the goal of learning more about the inaugural conference.InfoQ: Can you introduce the Open Core Summit (OCS) conference? What inspired you to arrange this type of event? InfoQ: What type of attendees are you expecting at the event? And what do you hope the biggest/clearest takeaways will be? Jacks: Focus on creating the maximum level of value that you can, and accept that capturing a tiny amount of that value is not only the most effective way to scale, but it is the best way, and will make the world a truly better place.Yes, this is highly counterintuitive to the traditional wisdom of capturing as much value as you can. Ultimately, though, COSS embodies a somewhat novel kind of capitalism that I like to call “meritocratic capitalism,” as opposed to “monopolistic capitalism”. This is highly nuanced and something we plan to expand on and write about in the future.For a bit more on this, read this blog post: “COSS Company Value Creation and Capture Fundamentals”. Jacks: We have previously written “COSS Business Model Progressions”, that explores the evolutionary dynamics related to how COSS companies commercialize across a kind of spectrum: services, support, packaging, distro, *aaS and so on.Over time, we expect to see significant business model evolution. Licensing models are orthogonal to business models. InfoQ: Can you introduce readers to the co-evolution of software models and business models? Over the years we have seen licensing around commercial software, free software, and open source etc, and with commercializing we have seen support and services, open core, and SaaS. Jacks: Ultimately, we strongly believe that founders should embrace highly standardized open-source licensing models at the core e.g. A2.0, MIT, GPLv3, etc. there are many options — COSSI reflects much of the core licensing implementations that the top 40+ COSS companies use. For readers wanting more insight, on a recent Software Engineering Daily podcast I also expanded quite extensively on my personal thoughts.One of my partners at OSS Capital, Heather Meeker, has been at the heart of all of these licensing evolutions, given her track record and work in COSS licensing going back 20+ years. Of course, Heather’s clients in private law practice do ask for specific constraints and as a lawyer, Heather has served her clients’ needs/asks.One exciting recent development we expect to see more news around is the PolyForm project, spearheaded by Heather: https://oss.capital/blog/polyform-and-open-core InfoQ: What are your thoughts around the recent open-source license changes that are being seen in relation, for example, to several popular database products that have been hosted on public clouds? InfoQ: What are the biggest challenges for anyone looking to start a business based on open core/source software? What advice would you give them? More information about the Open Core Summit can be found on the event’s website. Joseph Jacks: OCS was Marco Palladino’s idea, kindly seeded to me over a fun conversation Marco and I were having at AWS re:Invent in late 2018. Marco is a dear friend and a truly brilliant COSS founder/CTO of Kong.OCS is the global COSS ecosystem conference. OCS was founded to celebrate the burgeoning Commercial Open-Source Software (COSS) category of software.COSS represents the fusion and embrace of an open core built by OSS developers with a differentiated user experience for customers wrapped around that open core (the crust). This crust may or may not include proprietary code. In the case of Red Hat for example, their value added crust is their insurance policy business model. COSS is business model agnostic. It serves simply to codify a different category. COSS companies are defined as fundamentally existing because of the tautological existence of an open source core project. For example, Cloudera would not exist without Hadoop, Databricks would not exist without Spark, GitLab/GitHub would not exist without Git, HashiCorp would not exist without Vagrant and a handful of other open core projects, etc.We believe several key things are true: that most companies are becoming tech companies; and the best tech companies are fundamentally highly proficient software companies; and the best software companies fundamentally build vastly on open source; and we believe the next multi-trillion dollar category of software companies will be COSS companies. This shift is extremely profound — bigger than cloud computing — and will change the world forever. Jacks: We expect a mix of enterprises, investors, founders, OSS maintainers, COSS founders, analysts and executives.The goal of OCS is to bring together all of these constituents to share, learn, collaborate and build consensus on best practices and innovation in the explosively exciting COSS category!last_img read more

first_imgNew rules scheduled to take effect in July of 2016 could adversely affect export cargo shippers. While it may primarily impact container cargo, it could significantly impact the soybean industry’s livestock customers as well as some soybean exports directly, similar to the disruption experienced at West Coast ports during the labor dispute last year.The rules will require that shippers verify the weight of cargo and containers for steamships and terminal operators before being loaded onto vessels. The rules, which come from the U.N. International Maritime Organization, are intended to protect ships, their crews and their cargoes from overcapacity that can lead to ships capsizing.At a recent hearing held by the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington, D.C., U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul Thompson told agriculture shippers and marine terminal and steamship line representatives that delaying the new rules are not a good option because it would send a message to foreign countries that goods can’t be safely loaded onto ships in America.Representatives from the shipping community, including agricultural groups and agri-businesses argued that a system for verifying cargo weight is already working in the U.S. and the new requirement will create unnecessary delays at U.S. ports.  The rule is aimed at countries that grossly overload containers, which hasn’t been an issue for the U.S.  Furthermore, the requirements could put U.S. exports at a disadvantage to foreign competitors if countries, such as Brazil, do not enforce it to the same extent as the U.S.last_img read more

first_imgAn account has been set up to help a family displaced Tuesday by a fire at its east Clark County home.Donations to the family of Eric and Jeanette Rafferty can be made to the Pacific Crest Academy Rafferty Family Fund at any Riverview Community Bank location, said Manda Levie, who works at the Camas school the family’s children attend. She said the Raffertys have been staying with family but plan to move into a hotel. “Jeanette was inside at the time” of the fire, Levie said. “She was able to get the kids out. They’re all safe. Eric was at work.”A hot-burning floor-lamp bulb that made contact with a curtain is believed to have started the fire that caused $475,000 damage.Levie, of the private Pacific Crest Academy, said the account was set up in response to a large number of inquiries from community members wanting to lend a hand.“They have nothing right now,” she said of the Raffertys.For more information, contact Levie at 360-834-9913 or by e-mail at manda@pacificcrestacademy.org.last_img read more

first_imgGary Boggs was remembered Saturday as a coach and teacher who helped youngsters achieve more than they thought they ever could.Boggs, who coached football at Fort Vancouver High School for 34 years, died April 14 from cancer-related causes. He was honored by teaching colleagues, fellow members of the local coaching fraternity and lots of Trappers.H.D. Weddel (Class of ’75) presided over the event and invited all of Boggs’ former athletes to stand; they ranged from gray-haired baby boomers to 20-something guys who wouldn’t look out of place at a school prom.It was a pretty disparate group, which is to be expected from people who represent parts of five different decades of graduating classes at Fort. What all of them had in common was Boggs.“He was the most inspirational guy you’ve ever met,” said Del Brown, Class of ’78.Boggs’ players were known for getting the most out of their abilities, and “I could not have made one more tackle,” Brown said, recalling his Trapper career. “In high school, it was the only place where I gave 100 percent.”The Trapper gym was an appropriate memorial setting, for reasons both professional and personal.“I met Gary in this gym,” said Ellen Boggs, who started teaching at Fort in 1973. “We were married in 1976.”Mark Young, a member of the Class of 1972, remembered when that gathering space wasn’t even a gym. Back then, Fort Vancouver was the new school in town.last_img read more

first_imgA 26-year-old Beaverton, Ore., man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 3-month-old boy pleaded not guilty to one count of vehicular homicide Friday afternoon.Christopher A. Roman appeared before Clark County Superior Court Judge Dan Stahnke, who set the trial date for Oct. 3. Roman remains in the Clark County Jail. Bail was set last month at $200,000.During his first court appearance on Aug. 22, Deputy Prosecutor Mike Dodds said Roman was intoxicated and driving at a high speed when he lost control of his Acura and hit another Acura on the side of Interstate 5. The baby’s parents, Terra Pina, 21, and Angel Pena, 23, (authorities said their names are spelled differently) were stopped on the left shoulder to fix a flat tire, Dodds said. The infant, Gabriel, was inside the disabled car and died at the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol.Dodds said prior to the crash Roman was seen passing cars and swerving all over the road. Roman’s vehicle first hit a medial barrier before striking the disabled car.last_img read more