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Higher crime higher unemployment Opposition expressed concern on joblessness

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:crime rate, sharlene cartwright-robinson, unemployment, washington missick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2015 – Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson has posed the question to government based on comments from the Minister of Finance, Washington Misick which points to a surge in unemployment for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Robinson in a media release links a higher crime rate to a higher unemployment rate. “A few months ago when I raised this matter, the Minister of Finance said that unemployment was decreasing as crime was down and this he said was an indicator that employment was on the increase.”Robinson remarked on the huge turn out to a recent InterCaribbean Airways job fair: “In that group of job seekers were largely unemployed persons with only a few looking to change jobs. We are even more concerned by the fact that featuring high among these job seekers were school leavers and young mothers.” The PDM this week called the PNP Administration ‘uncaring’ as the Opposition Party urged the Government to take job creation more seriously. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas Unemployment rate dip due to elections and carnival says Labour Premier attends town hall meetingslast_img read more

Burnley boss says his team should keep focused

first_imgThe Clarets have not lost in the last seven games in the English Premier League, a first in the club’s history.Burnley defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 on the weekend.This has led the team into a seven-game run without any defeat, the first time in history as an English Premier League club.And for manager Sean Dyche, his team has to keep focused and not to drop their guard.“We’ve had to fight for everything we’ve got, and we continue to do so,” the Burnley boss told the club’s official website.“Last year was different, everyone knows that, but historically – whether it’s fighting to get out of the Championship or fighting to stay in the Premier League or fighting to win.”“We can’t take it for granted. It’s the Premier League. It’s really, really tough. We’ve had a great run and we have to continue that run,” he added.“The players have deserved everything they’ve got. Now it’s safeguarding it, keeping the mentality, keeping with the energy and keeping with the belief in the side.”“That’s going to be key going forward,” he explained.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We lost two important players in Robbie and Johann.”“That’s tough, but the group said ‘right, let’s get on with it’ because they believe in each other,” he continued.“I admire the players for that; ‘No excuses, we’re a group, let’s get on with it’ and that’s a powerful thing and they delivered again, Jeff playing out of position and excellent again and young Dwight.”“There aren’t many 19-year-olds rolling around the Premier League and not many in the fight scene and he’s handling himself very well. I’m really enjoying what he’s doing,” he concluded.Morning!Sean Dyche and Tom Heaton’s post-match interviews are now available to watch on Clarets Player! 🙌WATCH ➡️ https://t.co/70pTnb9lsP pic.twitter.com/7w4KhOKcSD— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 10, 2019last_img read more

McCain to Let Panel Decide on Opening up Authorization Bill Markup

first_imgJohn McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he would let his committee vote whether to hold its markup of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill in open session.The committee’s markup of the annual defense policy measure traditionally has been closed to the public due to the preference of former Chair Carl Levin (D-Mich.). Levin had said it was unworkable to shift between open and closed sessions while deliberating over the authorization bill.An increasing number of the subcommittees have started to mark up their portions of the authorization bill in public. The full committee has held a vote in recent years on whether to close the session. Last year, members voted 18-8 to keep it closed, reported CQ Roll Call.On Wednesday McCain said he would stay neutral, leaving it up to the committee to decide. McCain said did not know how members would vote.The push to open the full committee markup has been led by Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). McCaskill said she hoped the committee’s change in leadership would prompt it to open up its deliberations.The House Armed Services Committee conducts its subcommittee and full committee markup of the authorization bill in open session. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

How to Thrive in the Live Streaming Revolution

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Earlier this year, at its corporate headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Adidas inked a sponsorship extension with Real Madrid’s wunderkind, James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup. Sealing a contract like this would typically happen quietly in a nondescript conference room in advance of a press conference.Related: 3 Ways to Integrate Video Into Your Marketing StrategyBut these are not typical times. In partnership with the new live-streaming app Periscope, Adidas tweeted live video of Rodriguez signing his contract and in this way invited millions worldwide to witness a huge personal moment for the 23-year-old soccer star, and a key business move for Adidas — live.All things considered, the live stream was fairly uneventful. Rodriguez signed the deal, then flashed a grin and gave the Adidas three-finger hand sign; but the event was a signal of things to come. Over the past decade, walls between brands and customers have tumbled, one after the next, and the coming live streaming revolution is poised to bring the two parties closer than ever, with all the opportunity and awkwardness that level of transparency implies.To thrive in this new environment will require more than a carefully managed transition to a live-streamed world. Customers today can spot a phony from a mile away, and brand success will require that companies foster real, authentic connections that mirror human relationships.So, what does this mean for your company? In the old days, brands spent a lot of time trying to surprise and delight their customers with new products, catchy jingles and flashy messages. That worked fine when communication between brands and customers was one-directional. But customers today, empowered by social media and mobile technologies, expect a different kind of relationship with brands than their predecessors did.That different relationship? Today’s customers are used to connecting with brands directly, in real time; and they’re savvy enough to see right through overly polished online personalities. Customers increasingly want an authentic connection — with all that entails. And the transparency brought on by live streaming has turned that trickle of change into a tsunami.The live streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat have lately seen meteoric growth. In August, Periscope announced that in the four months since its launch, it had grown its app to 10 million users, who now daily stream a combined 40 years of content on the site.Financial analysts suggest that the $100 million Twitter paid for the Periscope app could be the best investment the company has ever made. And at Meerkat, meanwhile, CEO Ben Rubin says that the amount of time users spend with its app has doubled every month.Some brands have been experimenting with ways to connect with customers through this fast-growing platform. Some have launched products through live streams, like Frito-Lay’s new Roulette chips and the car company Smart’s move to unveil its new car model, the Smart fortwo, via Meerkat.Related: The 4 Pillars of Stellar Video MarketingWendy’s hosted a live chat with a comedy duo to advertise its iced tea drinks. T-Mobile hosts live streams almost daily, offering a behind-the-scenes look at corporate headquarters, and unvarnished discussions about new devices. And reports have circulated that Periscope is developing an app for Apple TV, to bring livestreams straight from our smartphones to our televisions. Certainly, the live streaming revolution is upon us, bringing with it a greater level of transparency than we’ve seen before. But nothing new is always smooth. The live streaming revolution will be awkward. It will be messy. It will be funny, and it will be sad. And all of that is exactly what customers want.One reason may be that there’s something pure and honest about live streaming — the raw, unvarnished, direct connection possible only through a live transmission — and smart brands will continue to capitalize on this factor. Brands may even use video to reveal to customers how they make their products, how they come to high-level decisions or how they respond to customer feedback.Inevitably, such revelations will involve heavy moments. Live streams will include gaffes, raw emotions and real people bumbling their way through real, sometimes painful, situations.Fortunately, those are the things deep human relationships are built on. Lightness and frivolity are good among acquaintances, but your best friends have been through the weeds with you. As with any relationship, it’s nice to surprise and delight customers, occasionally. But communities built on authentic relationships create serious conversations. To foster the strongest, most intimate communities, marketers have to get “real” from time to time.As things look now, they will get real, whether they like it or not, as live streaming apps increasingly force transparency and authenticity on brands. Customers — as they always do — will find new and innovative uses for live streaming technology, and they’ll use it to “out” both the brands they love and those they hate.Some brands will resist the new transparency, but some will embrace live streaming. Indeed, some, like T-Mobile, already have. It’s only a matter of time before someone makes a bold move to double down on live streaming. Competitors will wish they’d done the same.Related: The 4 Essentials of Video Content Marketing Success 5 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 11, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more