Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Sandals Foundation, NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade Donate 300 Basketball Shoes to Turks & Caicos Youth! Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:champions, clement howell high school, eagles, inter high school track & field, national stadium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – The Eagles of Clement Howell High School reign as the champions of the Inter High School track & field meet for a second year; it culminated last night at the National Stadium with the 4x400m Open, which ended in a blaze of glory. The Eagles took both the boys and girls first place spot in that event and completed the three day meet with 875.50 points, outperforming their nearest contender by 301.67 points. Second in the meet was the Spartans of British West Indies Collegiate, with a spectacular show and 573.83 points. The Green Machine of North Caicos, Raymond Gardiner High earned 492.33 points in a third place effort and the shockers of the meet, the Hawks of Long Bay High School who had its first formers’ compete in all classes of the meet, that means those seventh graders ran against the bigger students and got 327 points. Marjorie Basden High of South Caicos got 258.33 points… sixth was Maranatha Academy with 150 points, edging out TCIPS by one, 149 and 7th in the meet… 8th place is TCI Middle School, with 41 points… 25 points was for Wesley Methodist High school in 9th and Alpha Christian Academy finished 10th with three points. While no new records were set, and there was the noticeable absence of 2014 Champs, HJ Robinson High out of Grand Turk the contest was called well organized by the Principals Association by Dwayne Taylor, who along with Godfrey Been MC’d the high school meet.Competitors in the Inter High school championships are also aiming to qualify for the CARIFTA Games which this year will be held in Grenada. The Primary School championships are next week Monday and Tuesday, also at the National Stadium. National Heritage Month endslast_img read more


High school students compete in Rotary Club 33 Speech Contest

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img 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 SettingsSome local teens took on the challenge of public speaking under some big pressure Thursday.High school students competed in the 4th round of the San Diego Rotary Club’s 33rd Speech Contest.Participants selected a topic they are passionate about, along with guidelines set by the Rotary Club.The purpose is to inspire the kids to have the courage to speak in front of a group and build confidence. Posted: April 26, 2018 High school students compete in Rotary Club 33 Speech Contest Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more


Over 3500 Amazon staffers urge company to step up climate change fight

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Share your voice Amazon employees urge the company to take more aggressive actions on climate crisis.  Alexander Pohl via Getty Images Amazon employees want the company to put more effort into fighting climate change.In an open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos and the company’s board published Wednesday, 3,541 Amazon employees ask the e-commerce giant to take more aggressive actions on climate change.”Amazon has the resources and scale to spark the world’s imagination and redefine what is possible and necessary to address the climate crisis,” reads the letter. “We believe this is a historic opportunity for Amazon to stand with employees and signal to the world that we’re ready to be a climate leader.”The staff members included a to-do list for Amazon in the letter. They asked the company to make a corporation-wide plan to reach 100% renewable energy in a timely manner, to stop selling Amazon’s cloud service to the oil and gas companies so they won’t expand fossil fuel extraction, to stop donating to regulators who vote against climate legislation and more.  In response, an Amazon spokesperson said the company has launched several major and impactful programs and is “working hard to integrate this approach fully across Amazon.””Our dedication to ensuring that our customers understand how we are addressing environmental issues has been unwavering — we look forward to launching more work and sharing more this year,” the spokesperson said in an email.  Tags Tech Industry Politics Now playing: Watch this: This isn’t the first time Amazon employees voiced their concerns over the company’s business conduct. Last June, the e-commerce giant’s staff wrote to Bezos to stop selling facial recognition technology to US law enforcement. They feared how the company’s Rekognition software would be used by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security in the current political climate. “In our mission to become ‘Earth’s most customer-centric company,’ we believe our climate impact must be a top consideration in everything we do,” wrote the staff. “We have the power to shift entire industries, inspire global action on climate, and lead on the issue of our lifetimes.”Originally published April 10, 11:13 a.m. PT.Update, 1:04 p.m. PT: Adds statement from Amazon spokesperson.  8 Amazon kills plans for NYC headquarters 4:00 Comments Amazon Jeff Bezoslast_img read more


Bloodbath in the streets after US Market meltdown Sensex sheds 561 points

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgThe Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)Reuters fileFollowing the losses in global equity markets, benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty opened more than 3 percent lower on Tuesday. Both Sensex and Nifty fell about 3.5 percent, biggest fall since August 2015. Market Closing At 3:30 pm: BSE Sensex was down 561.22 points or 1.61 percent at 34,195.94.  Nifty 50 fell 168.20 points or 1.58 percent to 10,498.30.At 3:20 pm Market still remains under pressure: Benchmark indices are still trading under pressure, though there was a steady recovery from day’s lows.BSE Sensex was down 618.46 points or 1.78 percent at 34,138.70.Nifty 50 fell 186.50 points or 1.75 percent to 10,480.At 2:20 pmSensex now trading about 480 points, or 1.4 percent, lower at 34,264 points after paring some losses in line with a broad recovery in global markets.Nifty 50 still down 1.2 percent. Bajaj Finance, Eicher Motors and Bharti Airtel rebounded with more than 1 percent gains, followed by L&T, ICICI Bank, Tata Steel and Dr Reddy’s Labs with moderate gains.At 1:17 pm BSE Sensex traded lower by 905.38 points, or 2.60 percent, to 33,851.78. Nifty 50 fell 261.70 points, or 2.45 percent, to 10,404.85.Companies like Tata Motors, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank and Hindustan Unilever were among the top losers.At 11:38 am BSE Sensex traded lower by 999.67 points, or 2.9 percent, to 33,757.49.Nifty 50 fell 307.95 points, or 2.89 percent, to 10,358.60.MidCap was down 3.16 percent, while SmallCap fell 3.72 percent.All the sectoral indices on BSE traded lower with realty sector bleeding the most by losing 5.02 percent.At 11:18 am : Benchmark indices plunged due to ripple effect: “We couldn’t have shifted the Budget’s date. The global meltdown in the stock exchange came at a very wrong time for us. Following Budget on February 1, even after declaring there is a long-term capital gain tax, the market was okay at end of the day. There was only minimal disruption on Day 1,” said Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia in a tweet.”What happened on February 2 and February 5 was mainly because of the global shake-up. We aren’t living in an island so there will be a ripple effect of what is happening in the world on Indian stock markets. Otherwise, the Sensex and NSE would have come down on the first day itself,” he added.At 10:33 amBSE Sensex traded lower by 1104.47 points, or 3.18 percent, to 33,652.69.Nifty 50 fell 320.80 points, or 3.01 percent, to 10,345.75.At 10:30 amGold prices surged on Tuesday as investors looked for a shelter in safe havens like gold.Spot gold was up 0.4 percent to $1, 1345.12 per ounce at 9:53 am following Monday’s 0.5 percent gain.At 10:27 amBitcoin, digital currency plunged over 15 percent on Monday to a three-month low.Bitcoin fell to $6,853.53 in early afternoon trading in New York, marking a fall of more than half from a peak of almost $20,000 hit in December.At 10:25 amIndia’s volatility index (VIX) surged 35.9 percent to 21.815, highest since November 23 , 016.The spike in VIX comes amid global market rout, with Wall Street posting its biggest decline since 2011. (Reuters)At 9.48 am BSE Sensex traded lower by 926.27 points, or 2.66 percent, to 33,830.89Nifty 50 fell 281.75 points, or 2.64%, to 10,384.80.At 9:24 am BSE Sensex traded lower by 1,274 points to 33,482.81.Nifty 50 fell 390 points to 10,276.30 in opening trade.Tata Motors slumped 6.45 percent to Rs 370.50 on the BSE. Axis Bank, YES Bank, Adani Ports and Tata Steel declined up to 4.27 percent.Tata Steel, IndusInd bank, HDFC, L&T and Maruti Suzuki eased up to 2.2 per cent.Also Read :  Stock market today: Why benchmark indices are trading low(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more


95pc youths use Facebook

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_img.Facebook remains the most popular social networking site among Bangladeshi youth by a fairly wide margin.The other popular social networks are imo, Youtube, WhatsApp, and Viber, says a survey conducted by Org-Quest Research Ltd and initiated by Prothom Alo.The survey was conducted on 1,200 youths, who are15 to 30 years old. Of them, 494 use social networks regularly.When asked about their favourite social network, 95 per cent youths said their first preference is Facebook.Among the 494, a total of 468 youths have only one social networking site account, Facebook, indicating 94 per cent youths consider Facebook their social network.The 494 survey participants spend 52 minutes on average on Facebook every day.Of them, 80 per cent give 30 minutes to 1 hour daily and the rest spend more than 1 hour on Facebook.The second choice of the youths is imo as 57 per cent of them use the app based site regularly.Youtube stays in the third position among Bangladeshi youths. Among the survey participants, 33 per cent youths regularly use Youtube. The video-sharing site is more popular among boys than girls.WhatsApp is in the fourth and Viber in the fifth position among youths’ choice list of social networks.Social network expert Fahim Masroor told Prothom Alo, young people are losing their depth of thought because of this Facebook addiction.This addiction is triggering off social unrest, intolerance and militancy, he said.Fahim Masroor thinks the authorities should give the youth reading rooms, sports facilities, and other recreational activities so that technology cannot control them. *The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain.last_img read more


Two fans from Bengal to release calendar marking Big Bs 50 yrs

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgKolkata: A unique calendar containing 50 film posters of Amitabh Bachchan will be released on October 11, which is Big B’s birthday to celebrate his golden jubilee in the industry.The calendar titled — “Fantastic 50” is the result of a unique exhibition Bachchan Nama which was organized by noted film poster collector Sudipta Chanda. BACHCHAN NAMA to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birth anniversary in 2017 at Jamini Roy Art Gallery (ICCR). FANTASTIC 50 deals with popular films like Sholay, Shaan, Don, Zanjeer, Deewar, Majboor and Coolie, including not so popular films like Sanjog, Bandhe Haath, Adalat and Kasauti, covering a high range of variety with different sizes as 20/30, 30/40 and 2 Sheet posters. Those were the days when artists used to draw posters manually and lithography was the only method of printing posters. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTo draw attention of public different designs of posters of the same film used to initiate. Those are simply collector’s delight. These posters are very rare now a days. It would be a collector’s delight. Amitabh Bachchan called Big B by his fans and admirers completed 75 years in 2017. He made his debut with Saat Hindustani released in 1969. The Calendar features fifty odd posters of Big B films. Each months carries three posters while it’s cover showcases fourteen posters, altogether fifty posters to celebrate his fifty years of journey in the industry. Eventually it features poster of Saat Hindustani (1969) and a poster of his recent release 102 Not Out ( 2018). Each months carries three posters while it’s cover showcases fourteen posters, altogether fifty posters.last_img read more