Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a number of incidents reported between Tuesday November 5th and yesterday Wednesday November 6th on the island of Providenciales. Thieves have reportedly made way with goods in three containers on the island, an inventory is currently being done to determine the items that were was stolen. The RTCIPF are also investigating burglaries where an undetermined number of laptops, sums of cash and a flat screen television were stolen. There is an investigation ongoing where a firearm was discharged however no one was injured.
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIPoliceRecordsOfficeunderinvestigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Until Monday, the Police Records Office is closed and it has nothing to do with the general public and everything to do with some of the staff. Alleged corrupt practices among three staffers of the records office has led to an investigation being opened and the Turks and Caicos Police Force explained by media release that, “the Police Records Office has been immediately closed to allow a comprehensive collection of evidence…”Some people will need those police character certificates before then though and for those individuals, you can express as much at Police Headquarters on Thursday and Friday – that’s today and tomorrow – between 9am and noon. As for the three staff members, they were arrested and their homes searched under the appropriate warrants, say Police.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIPoliceRecordsOfficeunderinvestigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
The Pentagon is on the cusp of receiving a full-year spending measure for fiscal 2019 after the House on Wednesday easily adopted the conference report for a two-bill spending package covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles. The legislation, which provides $606.5 billion for the base defense budget and $67.9 billion in overseas contingency funds, now goes to President Trump for his signature. Earlier in the day Trump said he would sign the minibus, after threatening to veto it last week because the package doesn’t include $5 billion he is seeking to construct a border wall. “We’re going to keep the government open,” he told reporters Wednesday.The FY 2019 defense spending bill is in line with the administration’s request and spending targets outlined in the authorization bill signed into law last month. The measure funds a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops starting in January and increases end strength by 16,400 spread across active-duty and reserve forces, reports Military Times. The legislation also includes a continuing resolution funding agencies through Dec. 7 that have yet to receive FY 2019 allocations. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
ADC AUTHOR A Pentagon report that includes the estimated costs of producing Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet reveals the program is more costly than originally projected, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.The Pentagon’s latest annual cost assessment for major projects now estimates the total price for research and procurement at $22 billion, with upgrades for the jets driving up the costs.The projected costs for the new F-35 fleet over six decades has grown by $73 billion to $1.196 trillion.The F-35’s acquisition cost increase of about 5.5% from $406.2 billion to $428.4 billion isn’t related to program performance, delays or excessive costs for labor or materials, according to the report sent to Congress last week.Controversy around the F-35 program recently surfaced when the Air Force requested purchasing eight fourth-generation F-15X jets in their fiscal 2020 budget, as ADC recently reported.“The F-35 program remains within all cost, schedule and performance thresholds and continues to make steady progress,” the Pentagon emailed in a statement to Bloomberg. The office “is committed to the delivery of cost-effective warfighting capability across all areas of the program.”Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury
(UPDATE #1: Having just re-watched the 2017 Annual Town Meeting, the headline should read “near the intersection of Main Street and Butters Row.” The property in question does go to the corner, but the construction will not take place next to it.)(UPDATE #2: During his presentation at Town Meeting, the attorney representing Mr. Welch never mentioned affordable units during his presentation. He did reference a 2015 survey conducted by the town that highlighted the need for more housing opportunities for first-time homebuyers and empty-nesters looking to downsize, but he never claimed these units would be affordable units.)WILMINGTON, MA — A residential development — 10 townhouses and 39 condos — has been proposed for 635 Main Street, on the corner of Main Street and Butters Row. The site abuts the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store, is across from Colonial Park Mall, and is in front of the Commuter Rail Line.The property was rezoned from General Industrial to Neighborhood Mixed Use back during the 2017 Annual Town Meeting (Article 56), but the project is just now in front of the Planning Board, seeking a site plan review and necessary permits.The developer, Jacquelyn Welch of Mass Equity Investors, is proposing 10 town house units towards the front of the property and a 3-story building with 39 units (1-bedroom and 2-bedroom) towards the back of the property, with a parking garage underneath. (The back of the townhouses would face Main Street.) There’s a total of 99 parking spots on the entire site, resulting in a 2:1 unit-to-parking ratio.Planning Board Chair Michael Sorrentino read into the record nearly 10 minutes of concerns and required changes from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich and Town Engineer Paul Alunni.“The proposed buildings appear to be too large for the developable area. This is evident in the poor site layout circulation and overall poor arrangement of proposed utilities and stormwater management systems,” Alunni wrote and Sorrentino read. “The layout is limiting and does not provide ideal parking access or internal vehicle circulation.”“So, sounds like you have a lot of work,” Surrentino summed up. “Yes, we know this is a work in progress. We’re one of the first applicants to submit in neighborhood mixed use,” acknowledged a project representative. “We understand the Planning Board and Conservation Commission want. We’ve already started some of the revisions.”Selectman Ed Loud wanted to know why there were no affordable units as part of the development.“When they came to Town Meeting to get this approved, we were told the units were going to be affordable to the people in town,” Loud told the Planning Board. “This particular developer has railed against the Selectmen, saying the town has a crisis with affordable units. Here’s an opportunity – we’re going to add 49 units to our inventory, and there’s no affordability units? You guys are the authority of permitting this – I think you should do something about it.”“It doesn’t make sense on the site. The numbers don’t work,” Jacquelyn Welch responded when Sorrentino asked her about the lack of affordability units.“Why didn’t you tell us at Town Meeting?,” interrupted Loud. “I voted for this project because there was affordability. I was told then these would be cheaper than what’s going on in town. Now I’m hearing a different story. And that’s wrong.”“This project, when we went to Town Meeting, was never an affordable project,” added Welch. “It was ‘more affordable,’ but not ‘affordable’ that counts towards your count.”“Town Meeting was lied to,” responded Loud.“Look, I can’t speak to that. And we don’t do people’s business plans. If it works with the zoning, it works,” responded Sorrnetino. Welch clarified the 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom condos will be in the $300’s, while the townhouses will be in the $400’s.“As you know, we don’t have a zoning bylaw requiring affordability right now,” Sorrentino told Loud.“That’s another thing this board should be changing, a lot quicker than it has been,” Loud responded, referring to the Planning Board’s drafting of an “inclusionary bylaw” for the 2019 Town Meeting. Under such a bylaw, a developer would be required to make a certain percentage of units affordable when building a new development.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHOA! Apartment Complex, 7 Retail Stores & Bank Proposed At Woburn St. & Lowell St. IntersectionIn “Government”HOT BUTTON ISSUE: Should The Town Prevent New Condos & Apartments From Being Built? Could It Backfire? (Article 1)In “Government”ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”
LYNBROOK, NY — Carmel W. “Nikki” Robertson, a 60-year resident of Lynbrook, passed away on January 14, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of 63 years to Gordon H. Loving mother of Cathryn A., David C. and his wife Brenda, and Laura A. Rogers and her husband Michael. Cherished grandmother of David, Christopher, Megan, Matthew, Molly, and Ryan. Also survived by her two sisters. Carmel was an active parishioner and volunteer of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church throughout her years of living in Lynbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish Social Ministry or the Alzheimer’s Association.Visitation was held at the Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home in Lynbrook, New York on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18. A funeral mass at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church in Lynbrook, New York was held on Saturday, January 19. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town (boystown.org) or Our Lady of Peace Parish Social Ministry.Carmel Robertson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Gordon H. Robertson, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”
Keep your eyes glued to Samsung’s new Galaxy A8S phone for China. Not because its screen looks unlike any other Samsung phone on the market, but because the hole in the top left corner of the display is one you could see on a phone available all over the world: the Galaxy S10. Samsung’s anticipated flagship phone isn’t expected to arrive until late February or early March, but rumors already point to it sporting a screen with a similar “notch,” which Samsung calls the “Infinity-O” display. Where other handsets use bezels or notches to house the front-facing camera, the Infinity-O display fits the lens into a small punch hole within the screen itself. While Samsung showed off two other notch styles as its developer conference in November — a V-notch and a U-notch — this is the design that cuts out less of the screen, and in more subtle ways that the notch found on phones like the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3. Rumors abound supporting the Galaxy S10’s inclusion of the Infinity-O display, which would make the S10 look a lot like the Galaxy A8S — all screen and whisper-thin bezels, with a small camera cutout in the corner. It’s quite possible that Samsung is using the A8S as a testbed for troubleshooting any issues with the punch-hole look before trotting it out on the anchor in its lineup. If the Galaxy S10 doesn’t keep Samsung’s bread buttered, more specialized phones like the Note 10 and niche foldable phone won’t sell in the volumes needed to pick up the slack. The Samsung Galaxy A8S is now official. Samsung Testing the public’s reactions to a new notch style could help Samsung adjust the Galaxy S10’s final look and feel. The furor over screen notches on Android phones reveals buyers’ strong feelings about phone design. Samsung’s unique approach would allow it to stretch the display across most of the phone face, while also carving out a space for the phone’s front camera. A successful design could earn Samsung kudos and keep its reputation for innovation strong alongside aggressive Android competitors like Huawei and Google, while also quieting naysayers who bristle at having a notch taken out of the all-screen display.The Galaxy A8S’ O-notch isn’t our first inkling that Samsung’s playing it safe by testing parts bound for the Galaxy S10 in a midrange phone first. The Galaxy A9, a midrange effort that normally wouldn’t draw much pomp and circumstance, was the first Samsung phone to debut four rear cameras, a showing you might expect to see on a premium model before trickling down to the mid-tier. But the Galaxy A9’s launch drew Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh, whom CNET interviewed at the event about Samsung’s foldable phone. Koh’s appearance underscores the importance of the three-camera play for Samsung. By contrast, the Galaxy Note 8, Note 9 and S9 Plus are the only premium Samsung phones to have two rear cameras; the Galaxy S9 has one. Could the A8S be Samsung’s practice phone for the Galaxy S10? Samsung 2018 wouldn’t be the first time that Samsung used a decoy phone to test the reception to a new design element. The Galaxy Round and Galaxy Note Edge were both fairly sacrificial models that served as an early litmus for the curved screens that are now a routine part of the Galaxy S9 and Note 9’s look. The Galaxy S10 is under tremendous pressure, even before it launches. With phone sales slowing down across the board, Samsung needs a big hit to keep ahead of hungry rivals like Huawei, which elbowed Apple out of the way as second-largest phone maker. Huawei’s embrace of three rear cameras and an in-screen fingerprint reader before the Galaxy S10’s debut is lending credence to the idea that Huawei is out-innovating Samsung. The Korean tech giant needs to hit back if it wants to stay on top.So far the Galaxy A8S has only been announced in China, where it’ll go on sale Dec. 21. There’s no word yet if other countries will get the phone and when. See it Samsung’s S10 reportedly features 5G, huge screen Best Buy Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package $899 10 Photos Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) See It Share your voice Samsung Galaxy S10 4:00 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 $899 reading • Galaxy A8S a practice run for Galaxy S10’s O-notch screen? It makes sense Galaxy A8S specs 6.4-inch display, with Full HD+ (1,080×2,340-pixel) resolutionOcta Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.7GHz Hexa) processor6GB/8GB of RAM128GB of storage24-megapixel front camera24MP/5MP/10MP triple rear camera3,400mAh battery Android 8.1 Oreo OSFirst published Dec. 10, 10 a.m. PT Update, 10:35 a.m.: Includes reported Galaxy A8S specs.Update, 11:52 a.m.: Adds more details. 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Iraq has hanged 42 prisoners condemned to death for rape, murdering members of the security forces, car bombings and other attacks, a justice ministry statement said on Monday.It said Sunday’s executions were carried out in Nasiriyah prison in the south after the sentences were confirmed and approved by the presidential council.The families of those sentenced to death were allowed to attend the executions.According to rights group Amnesty International, Iraq carries out one of the world’s highest number of executions after China, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Prothom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what Bangladesh Coast Guard called a gunfight in Sundarbans early Monday.The law enforcement agency claimed that the deceased, whose name could not be known immediately, was a member of forest robber gang ‘Asabur Bahini’, according to UNB.Mohammad Bayazid, operation officer of Bangladesh Coast Guard Mongla West Zone, said that on information that a gang of forest robbers gathered in Sonaimukhi Khal under Dakope thana in Khulna district, a team of coast guard conducted the drive.Sensing their presence, the forest robbers opened fire, forcing them to fire back that triggered the gunfight, he added.One of the forest robbers sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight, Bayazid also said.Later, the injured was taken to Dckope Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead.The team also recovered four firearms and a bullet from the spot, claimed the coast guard official.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa greets supporters of his ruling ZANU PF party gather for an election rally in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe on 17 July. Photo: ReutersPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa is a military-backed veteran hardliner who outmanoeuvred Robert Mugabe and who now promises a fresh start for Zimbabwe.Monday’s election offers Mnangagwa-nicknamed “The Crocodile”-the precious chance of legitimacy after he was appointed president with the generals’ support when Mugabe was ousted last November.It was his battle to secure the top job ahead of Mugabe’s wife Grace that triggered the crisis that finally toppled the long-serving president.When Mnangagwa, 75, was dismissed as vice president by Mugabe, it looked like he lost out to the first lady.In fear of his life he made a dramatic escape across the border to Mozambique.His son, who was with him, described Mnangagwa sitting at a bus stop wearing a dusty suit and tattered shoes after a nighttime mountain trek into Mozambique. He had no belongings except a briefcase full of dollars.But the situation turned on its head within weeks when the military chiefs launched a brief takeover and Mnangagwa emerged as their chosen successor.With the nation still reeling from Mugabe’s demise, Manangagwa made a triumphant return home and was sworn in as president after ZANU-PF lawmakers swung behind him.“I never thought he whom I have nurtured, brought into government… that one day he would turn against me,” said a mournful Mugabe afterwards.Mugabe’s closest ally?Mnangagwa’s rise to the presidency came after decades of working closely with Mugabe since Zimbabwe won independence from Britain in 1980.He held a string of cabinet positions-but relations between him and Mugabe were not always easy.In 2004, he lost his post as administrative secretary in the ruling ZANU-PF after being accused of angling for the post of vice president.But he was soon back in favour, and in 2008 served as head of Mugabe’s election campaign.Mugabe lost the first round vote, and Mnangagwa allegedly supervised the wave of violence and intimidation that forced the opposition to pull out of the run-off vote.He was targeted by EU and US sanctions, and handed control of the powerful defence ministry in the troubled power-sharing government formed in 2009 before becoming vice president in 2014.On the campaign trail, Mnangagwa has stuck to his oft-repeated pledge to revive the moribund economy, tackle the chronic mass unemployment, re-engage with the West and attract foreign investment.“We have opened Zimbabwe to investors,” he told one recent rally. “We are now standing on the dawn of a new Zimbabwe our children will be proud of.”Since taking office, he wears a striped scarf in Zimbabwe’s national colours at almost public appearances, and has tried to fashion himself as a down-to-earth politician.The target of several apparent assassination attempts in his life, Mnangagwa’s electioneering was almost ended by a blast at a rally in June that killed two people as he left the podium.Massacres allegationHe also nearly died last year after allegedly eating poisoned ice cream made by his archrival Grace Mugabe’s dairy, and was urgently flown to neighbouring South Africa for emergency treatment.Laconic and thick-set, he describes himself as a born-again Christian, believes there is some role for evicted white farmers in the new Zimbabwe, and says he abstains from alcohol for six months each year.Born in 1942, Mnangagwa completed his early education in Zimbabwe before his family relocated to neighbouring Zambia.In 1966, he joined the struggle for independence from British colonial rule, becoming one of the young combatants who helped direct the war after undergoing training in China and Egypt.His “Crocodile” nickname can be traced back to his ferocious “Crocodile Gang” guerrilla unit in the conflict.After blowing up a train, he was arrested in 1964 and sentenced to death, later commuted to 10 years in prison because of his young age-leaving him a life-long vocal opponent of the death penalty.Following independence in 1980, he allegedly was partially responsible for a brutal crackdown on opposition supporters that claimed thousands of lives in the Matabeleland and Midlands provinces.The Gukurahundi massacres remain the biggest stain on his reputation.Since coming to power, he has brushed off calls to apologise and questioned the 20,000 death toll estimate, though he said he had already set up a commission to address the allegations.“What has happened has happened,” he said, admitting it was “a bad patch” in Zimbabwe’s history.