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TCI 2017 Legal Year Opens Today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia #TCI2017LegalYear #MagneticNewsMedia#TCI2017LegalYearcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 11, 2017 – The legal year officially opens this morning at the Supreme Court Annex building.   Chief Justice, Hon Margaret Ramsey-Hale will welcome members of the judiciary, the TCI Bar Council, the Royal Turks and Caicos Police, officials from the Public Sector and Members of the House of Assembly and media to the Opening of the 2017 Legal Year.  During the event which was recently re-established by Ramsey-Hale, there will be an inspection of the Guard, featuring Police and presentations from various officials including the country’s Attorney General:  Hon Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles.  The AG will give an overview of 2016, will give a legal forecast for 2017 and usually also inserts strides and goals for the upcoming legal year.  It will be another historic appearance for new Premier, Hon Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, who will attend as country leader and as a member of the legal fraternity.  The ceremony begins at 10am.last_img read more

Consultations to commence on Long Bay High School

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19th 2017 : Plans to make the newly constructed Long Bay High School in Providenciales a junior high school only, will be the topic of a public stakeholder consultation. The matter was brought up during the Cabinet meeting this week, chaired by Governor, His Excellency Dr.John Freeman.The Long Bay High School has been a matter of contention between the governing party PDM and the opposition, PNP, who started construction of the school back in 2015 during their tenure as government. The Long Bay High School was opened by the PNP administration with the intention of being a full high school that will serve the needs of the already over populated area.The consultation will focus on the Long Bay High School serving Junior High students, between Forms one and three, while the Clement Howell High School in Providenciales, serve as the Senior High school for students in Forms four and five. A report on the matter has been ordered following the consultation process.#MagneticMediaNews#LongBayHighSchoolTobecomeJuniorHighSchoolOnly#ConsultationsOnLongBayHighSchool#TCIGCabinetMinutes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#ConsultationsOnLongBayHighSchool, #LongBayHighSchoolTobecomeJuniorHighSchoolOnly, #magneticmedianews, #TCIGCabinetMinuteslast_img read more

Harry Kewell sacked by Notts County

first_imgEnglish League Two club Notts County have fired Harry Kewell after just 14 matches in chargeThe former Liverpool star was announced as Kevin Nolan’s replacement at Notts County in September on a three-year deal.However, Kewell only managed three wins in 14 games with seven of those ending in defeat.With Notts County now 22nd in the league table, Kewell’s short reign in charge came to an end on Tuesday.“Results have not been good enough and performance levels are a continuing concern,” chairman Alan Hardy told the club website.SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Notts County fans show their support after the Sky Bet League Two match between Swindon Town and Notts County at County Ground on May 04, 2019 in Swindon, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)For the first time in 157 years, Notts County is out of Football League Manuel R. Medina – May 4, 2019 The team known as the oldest Football League club in the world has been relegation to the National League for the first time ever.“We see no reason to continue with something we don’t think can work.”Notts County announced Steve Chettle will take temporary control of the first-team.Kewell is a former midfielder who enjoyed a successful 12-year Premier League career with Leeds United and Liverpool.The 2005 Champions League winner leaves Meadow Lane with assistant Warren Feeney and analyst Paul Murphy.last_img read more

Today is the deadline to register to vote

first_img Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter October 22, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An important reminder, because today’s the day.  If you want to vote in the upcoming election and aren’t registered, today is the deadline.  The Registrar’s Office closes at 5 p.m., but the easiest way to meet the Midnight deadline is to go on-line to “”It’s simple and easy and you can’t make a mistake because it won’t allow you to complete the process without everything being correct.Today’s also the day the Registrar began accepting completed mail-in ballots from those who want to hand-in their ballots personally rather than mailing them in.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman spoke with Michael Vu from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters about how you can get your registration submitted before the deadline. Today is the deadline to register to vote! Posted: October 22, 2018 Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

Whats up with that Big trucks a big problem to E Vancouver

first_imgI recently wrote a letter to the Clark County Board of Commissioners regarding trailer trucks parking along Northeast 20th Street in east Vancouver, just off of Northeast 162nd Avenue. At this point, I am not sure that this street has been annexed into the city, but previously it was county.The trucks, sometimes up to six of them, park continuously on this street which abuts a residential community. It obstructs traffic flow for the residents coming and going along this street and blocks the view of drivers leaving East Woods Presbyterian Church of any oncoming traffic. According to the county code, laws have been written and enacted which seem to have criteria which should be enforced.Please let me know What’s Up With This? Thanks.— Sandra Schoof, east VancouverWell Sandra, it’s understandable that you aren’t sure if your road is part of Clark County or Vancouver. A few of the people I called at the county and city weren’t sure, either.Why the confusion? East Woods Presbyterian Church, which is on the north side of the street, is in Clark County; the property across the street is in the city of Vancouver. In your particular neck of the woods, Northeast 20th Street serves as the border between what is county and what is city.Lucky for you, the responsibility for the road isn’t shared — it belongs to Clark County.I called Deputy James Naramore of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to see if he knew anything about your situation. Naramore works with Clark County Public Works and specializes in dealing with issues related to commercial vehicles, parking and right-of-way issues.last_img read more

Week 4 high school football scores

first_imgUnion 36, Kelso 0, FINALEisenhower 48, Evergreen 26, FINALPrairie 47, Fort Vancouver 23, FINALHudson’s Bay 35, Battle Ground 14, FINALMountain View 30, Heritage 29, FINALCamas 28, Skyview 12, FINALColumbia River 35, Rainier, Ore. 12, FINALMark Morris 47, Hockinson 7, FINALCentralia 46, R.A. Long 14, FINALWashougal 24, Clatskanie, Ore. 8, FINALScio, Ore., 54, Woodland 13, FINALLa Center 27, Ridgefield 13, FINALStevenson 27, Castle Rock 13, FINALKalama 45, Ilwaco 8, FINALToledo 52, White Salmon 6, FINALAdna def. Vancouver Christian, forfeitFor in-game updates, follow on Twitter: read more

Traffic jam on Tenney Road

first_imgCars backed up onto Tenney Road early Friday afternoon near the Fred Meyer parking lot as a result of road construction on the Salmon Creek Interchange Project. The Columbian reported last Saturday that planners hope temporary traffic changes will shorten part of the construction on the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project, near the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205.Some delays and backups are bound to happen at times during the work, said Jeff Mize, Clark County public works spokesman. Planners made the traffic changes aiming to finish the work by Nov. 1 — instead of early 2012 — with the support of local businesses, he said.Starting Wednesday, crews closed a section of Northeast 139th Street, from the north entrance to the Fred Meyer store and surrounding retail center to Northeast Tenney Road. Northeast 139th will remain open to two-way traffic from the closed area to Northeast 10th Avenue. A section of Tenney was also reduced to one lane westbound.Northeast 10th Avenue reopened to two-way traffic between Northeast Tenney Road and Northeast 139th Street. Since mid-May, this section had been part of a one-way traffic pattern.last_img read more

Task force wants to get info on the move

first_imgOLYMPIA — Members of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s transportation task force have set out to inform the public on how transportation affects the local workforce.The Connecting Washington task force began narrowing its priorities to benefit the economy and start educating the public at a meeting last Friday in Olympia.The committee received a draft of priorities, put together after the last meeting on July 19. Included in the priorities were transportation’s effect on public health and the environment, transportation for the elderly, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and preservation and maintenance. However, Gregoire knew where she wants to see the focus.“There are only two things that brought me here: jobs, and the future economy of the state of Washington, period,” Gregoire said. “So no matter what you do … to me that goes at the very top.”Tim Schauer, chairman-elect of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, agreed with Gregoire that the economy should be priority No. 1.“I think even people who disagree widely on all kinds of things agree that if we don’t find solutions that generate revenue … the rest of it doesn’t matter,” Schauer said.last_img read more

Politician didnt want event touted

first_imgWho should be informed of the opportunity to meet with their elected officials? Who decides how that should happen? According to U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, she does.Herrera Beutler told the approximately 24 people who attended her community “coffee” Monday that her office contacted “between 5,000 and 10,000 people,” inviting them to the meeting. “The whole purpose is to hear from you,” she said.On Friday The Chronicle in Centralia received a phone call from Herrera Beutler staffer and Communications Director Casey Bowman informing the newspaper of the meeting. Bowman asked that a meeting announcement not be placed in the paper. However, he did invite the paper to cover the event. The Chronicle refused his request and published an announcement in Saturday’s paper. The reason for not publishing an advance notice of the meeting was the fear that people from outside the immediate area could come and “just yell” at the congresswoman “whatever’s on their minds,” Bowman said Friday.“When word gets in the paper, you get a certain set of people,” Bowman said.In an email to The Chronicle Monday afternoon, Bowman elaborated.“In our experience, when we put out a press release and announce such events well in advance, interest groups — often from outside the district — use the information to organize and follow the congresswoman from event to event to dominate the conversation, and local residents lose out,” Bowman wrote. “Our focus is on giving everyone in Southwest Washington a chance to say what’s on their mind to their representative in Congress. Recently, we’ve stuck to phone calls to invite people — but we do not screen who we invite within a community. Period.”last_img read more

Phoenix Las Vegas bake in scorching heat

first_imgDEATH VALLEY, Calif. — Scorching heat blistered the Southwest on Saturday, where highs between 115 and 120 degrees were expected for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California through the weekend.Forecasters said temperatures in sunbaked Las Vegas could match the record of 117 degrees Saturday. Phoenix also was expected to hit that mark, matching the record for June 29 set in 1994. And large swaths of California sweltered under extreme heat warnings, which are expected to last into Tuesday night — and maybe even longer.Dan Kail was vacationing in Las Vegas when he heard that the temperature at California’s Death Valley could approach 130 degrees this weekend. He didn’t hesitate to make a trip to the desert location that is typically the hottest place on the planet.“Coming to Death Valley in the summertime has always been on the top of my bucket list,” the 67-year-old Pittsburgh man said. “When I found out it might set a record I rented a car and drove straight over. If it goes above 130 I will have something to brag about.”The forecast called for Death Valley to reach 128 degrees Saturday as part of a heat wave that has caused large parts of the western U.S. to suffer. Death Valley’s record high of 134 degrees, set a century ago, stands as the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.last_img read more

All Clark County public schools closed today

first_imgAll school districts in Clark County are closed today due to icy roads and snow accumulation. Educational Services District 112 also is closed. Clark College opens at noon. Washington State University Vancouver opens at 11 a.m.Clark County school districts:Battle Ground: Closed. Tonight’s 5 p.m. special board meeting and 6:30 p.m. regular board meeting at Lewisville is still scheduled, according to Sean Chavez, district spokesman.Camas: Closed. Board meeting to be rescheduled.Educational Services District 112: Closed.Evergreen: Closed.Green Mountain: Closed.Hockinson: Closed.La Center: Closed.Ridgefield: Closed.Vancouver: Closed.Washougal: Closed.Cowlitz County school districts:Woodland:Closed. School Board Meeting as ScheduledPublic colleges and universities:Clark College: Opens at noon.Washington State University Vancouver: Opens at 11 a.m.Fort Vancouver Regional Library DistrictSome branches of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District are opening late today, said Sue Vanlaanen, library spokeswoman.Battle Ground Library: Opens at noon.Cascade Park Library: Opens at 11 a.m.La Center Library: Opens at 10 a.m. (regular schedule).Stevenson Library: Opens at noon. Three Creeks Library: Opens at 11 a.m.Vancouver Community Library (downtown): Opens at 10 a.m.White Salmon Community Library: Closed.Woodland Library: Opens at noon.last_img read more

Camas man gets 5 years over secret pot porn stash

first_imgA warrant search at a Camas residence led to the discovery of a hidden indoor marijuana growing operation accessed by a hidden elevator. A Camas man who kept thousands of child porn images and more than 200 marijuana plants in a room accessed by secret elevator was sentenced Thursday to more than 5 years in prison. Kenneth Edward Smith, 53, pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography and was sentenced to serve 68 months in federal prison. Smith became the focus of a federal investigation when a special agent with the FBI used an undercover account to target individuals distributing videos and images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court for Western Washington. The agent first contacted Smith on April 9, 2013, and through Smith the agent downloaded 123 images and five videos of sexually exploited children, ranging from infants to teenagers, according to court documents. When authorities served a search warrant at his Camas residence in July, they found that Smith’s residence had a hidden mechanism accessed by turning a can of PVC Cement, which led to an outbuilding and a small elevator, according to court documents. In that building, they found a computer containing 15,481 images and 518 videos depicting sexually explicit content involving children, according to court documents. Authorities also found a marijuana grow in three rooms with a total of 211 plants, according to court documents. Smith was charged in Clark County Superior Court with manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance. The Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Clark County Regional Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation.last_img read more

Man in online murder photo case waives extradition

first_imgPORTLAND — A man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and posting photos of her lifeless body online will be returned to Washington state after he surrendered to an officer in neighboring Oregon and waived extradition.David Kalac, 33, was arrested Wednesday night nearly 200 miles from the crime scene after a daylong manhunt.He was being held on $2 million bail in Portland on a second-degree murder charge. He waived extradition Thursday and will be returned to Port Orchard, Washington, west of Seattle, sometime Thursday or Friday, said Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland.Kalac is accused of killing Amber Lynn Coplin, 30, after an argument in their Port Orchard apartment.He then posted photographs of her bloody, bruised body and commented about the killing online, said Scott Wilson, a Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy. The images appeared on 4chan, an online bulletin board.Kalac wrote about strangling the woman and his plan to be fatally shot by police. He posted the comments and photos anonymously, but authorities confirmed they were from him, Wilson said.An autopsy was being conducted Thursday.Kalac evaded police in Coplin’s stolen car until he emerged from a wooded area near Wilsonville, about 20 miles south of Portland, and turned himself in to a passing officer.last_img read more

Uber suspends operations in Portland for three months

first_imgPORTLAND — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials’ approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city. General manager Brooke Steger wrote in a blog post Thursday that Portland is working to update its regulations for private for-hire transportation so that Uber would be able to operate legally.Steger wrote that Uber will pause pickups within Portland city limits beginning Sunday evening. It hopes to resume them in early April. Mayor Charlie Hales said in a statement that a task force will make recommendations by April 9 on permits, pricing system, insurance, background checks and safety inspections, among others. It will also examine how these changes would impact driver earnings and working conditions. The regulations will encompass taxi cabs, transportation network companies, limousines, pedicabs and shuttle services. After the city approves the regulations, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will immediately start issuing permits. The city sued Uber three days after its Dec. 5 launch, asking a judge to order the San Francisco-based company to cease operations. The city said Uber violated its rides-for-hire regulations.last_img read more

POGO rules hurt LRWC 1Q18 results but casino division strong

first_img Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner “First Cagayan’s revenues declined because of PAGCOR’s POGO licensing model,” it said, pointing to First Cagayan’s 1Q18 net income of Php24 million.“Going forward, First Cagayan’s revenues will continue to be affected by PAGCOR’s adoption of the rules and regulations for POGO last September 2016. Over the long-term, First Cagayan is promoting the zone for investors and locators and has attracted a few licensees to locate their business in the Cagayan eco zone.”LRWC’s casino division performed much better, with income up 36.8% to Php106 million thanks largely to subsidiary Hotel Enterprises Philippines (HEPI), which owns and operates the Midas Hotel and leases Casino Filipino inside the hotel to PAGCOR. HEPI brought in Php43 million in 1Q18, up 176% from Php15 million in the same period in 2017.Blue Chip Gaming and Leisure Corp, which leases slot machines and gaming equipment to five PAGCOR VIP slot arcades, saw its numbers rise slightly to Php323 million.LRWC’s retail division also performed well with net income up 51% to Php69 million.“LRWC believes it has hurdled its most challenging year yet in 2017,” the company said. “LRWC’s 2018 consolidated Q1 income of Php82 million shows the positive results of the turnaround situation that LRWC has achieved in the past year. This will reflect positively for 2018 and the coming years.“On a year-to-year comparison, 2018 Q1 is down from the same period last year in 2017. However, removing the non-recurring event in Q1 of 2017 with regard to the City of Dreams divestment, the 2018 Q1 pro-forma net income earnings would represent an 8% growth from the same adjusted period in 2017.“The company believes that the coming quarters and the following year will show increasingly positive income growth in all its divisions.” 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status RelatedPosts China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) – the Philippines gaming company looking to partner with Galaxy Entertainment Group in developing an integrated resort in Boracay – saw its revenue fall slightly by 2% to Php3.86 billion (US$74 million) in 1Q18, its online operations taking a hit from PAGCOR’s new Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) licensing system.LRWC reported gross profit of Php878 million (US$16.8 million) and net income of Php82 million for the period, the company stating that its 69.68%-owned gaming infrastructure provider First Cagayan Leisure and Resorts Corp was now largely reliant on PAGCOR regulations.last_img read more