first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 8, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister said he and his team would work until 2am this morning to ensure they contained that fire now restricted to the landfill, but which still has smoke polluting nearby Jubilee Gardens.Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett said it was to be another long night until they ensured the dump could resume operations.  Residential waste will be accepted at the dump from today; Industrial and Commercial trash will not be accepted until the dump is ready for it.   In speaking to media, the Minister said the problem is that the dump expanded over the years, gradually eating away at the buffer which existed between it and the nearby communities.There are currently two groups in negotiations with government to take over management of the Harold Road dump; one  is a consortium which has been in talks with The Bahamas Government for nine months now.  Hundreds were displaced by Sunday’s fire, which was exacerbated by the 35 mph winds on that day.#MagneticMediaNes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticMediaNeslast_img read more

first_imgBarcelona’s former technical secretary, Robert Fernandez, spoke in detail about Ousmane Dembele being tardy and his performance.The talk of the day for FC Barcelona was Ousmane Dembele without question, even Robert Fernandez had something to say about the French ‘Bad Boy’ who is tardy and has put the club upside down with his antics.But right after he makes a mistake that is related to poor discipline, he soon comes back and makes amends with a very important goal or assists that keeps helping Barcelona get points.With his goal against Tottenham this Tuesday, Ousmane Dembele has now produced 9 goals in his last 9 matches for Barcelona between scoring and assisting his teammates.This level of performance is already putting him on a similar level to Neymar at the club, the only problem is his distracted mind. On a psychological level, the real issue here is that Ousmane Dembele seems to suffer from ADHD and one of his only ways to control it is to play video games.The main obstacle that gets in the way of him developing the incredible talent he has, is that the French lad doesn’t seem to have his sleeping hours under control because he looks like he simply can’t go to sleep.4 GOLES ⚽⚽⚽⚽5 ASISTENCIAS 🅰🅰🅰🅰🅰¡@Dembouz ha participado en 9 goles en sus últimos 9 partidos con el @FCBarcelona_es en todas las competiciones! 🔥#UCL— LaLiga (@LaLiga) December 11, 2018The club knew about this problem when they first signed him from Borussia Dortmund, but they knew that his level of talent was worth all the trouble and the results are showing that FC Barcelona was right about him.The only problem right now does seem to be that many of the players could not appreciate the special treatment that Dembele is getting, but most of them will end up falling in line if he is the one who gets them all the trophies by the end of the season.Because the type of goal that he scored against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, is within reach of very few football players in the world.Just by looking at the effort of recovering the ball the way Dembele did, and then going after two defenders to deliver that insane finish as he dribbled on both of them is both insane and beautiful to watch.This goal is already being labeled as one of the best from this last group stage fixture in the Champions League, Ousmane Dembele really is everything that people were getting him hyped for and maybe even more.Kylian Mbappé’s assessment of deeming Ousmane Dembele the most talented young player in the world might just be true.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.¡ESPECTACULAR! 🤩Tremenda escapada de Dembelé, deja tendido a dos rivales del Tottenham y la firma 🖊️#ChampionsxESPN 🏆— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) December 11, 2018Former Barcelona secretary Robert Fernandez, was quoted by Marca when he explained the problems Dembele has.“The press is having a field day with this issue of him falling asleep. But this is not such a bad thing from a certain perspective,” said Fernandez during the interview.“I have seen cases of players who fell asleep in the past. What I wonder is how is it that this news is coming out so quickly? I’m not saying there is a campaign against the club, but I do think that we need to protect this player.”“Although it may be true that he has made mistakes in a number of situations, it is also true that we need to defend him and try to carry him in a way that can benefit him better. This lad is one of the club’s greatest assets.”“We have to defend him in a way that we have also defended other players in the past, both at FC Barcelona and other clubs in the world. There have always been players who fall asleep.”“We are talking about a very young player here, one who makes mistakes. All we need to do is keep him in a short leash with these kinds of details.”“We already knew about his problem with falling asleep, but we decided to bring him due to his incredible quality as a player.”“This is a problem that can be fixed. If he was 27 when we signed him, we obviously wouldn’t have brought him. But he is only 21 and I think Barcelona has what it takes to help him improve,” he concluded.¡@Dembouz pone el TURBO! 😎🔥🏎— LaLiga (@LaLiga) December 12, 2018How long do you think Barcelona will take to help Ousmane Dembele fix his problems with sleep? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgInter Milan’s boss Luciano Spalletti explained the situation surrounding the future of Ivan Perisic after his side’s narrow 1-0 loss to Torino.Torino secured three points thanks to Armando Izzo’s header which extended Inter’s winless run in their two Serie A games of 2019.However, reports of Perisic’s exit that was later confirmed by director Beppe Marotta changed the atmosphere prior to kick-off.“It’s quite simple. Players can say what they want, but they are employees, they have signed contracts and in order to leave, they need someone willing to pay for them,” the Coach told Football Italia.“You can’t leave for free and with your salary paid by someone else. If, as Marotta said, he doesn’t want to play, then clearly he’ll be left out. That’s not a problem for me.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.“Someone who cannot contribute to the team has to stay out.”Benching Perisic was also one of the reasons for the change in formation to 3-5-2 against Walter Mazzarri’s Torino.“I changed the wingers with two strikers, because I didn’t have many wingers at my disposal. Perisic is indisposed, we risked Matteo Politano at the end because he wasn’t well, while Keita is out.“We made a different choice, based on physicality and not losing individual duels, so we could create chances for the front two. We got a couple of situations wrong, then when Toro clammed up after the goal, it became more difficult.“Now we’ve got to get the team back in order based on the tactical principles we ha. We need everyone to do their job, because we were too sluggish in the tackles.”last_img read more

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 13 AKG N700NC: Does it beat Sony and Bose? These high-end audio devices take sound to another level 2:03 Audio Home Entertainment The Audiophiliac Comments The Fluance RT-84 turntable. Fluance Fluance is best known as a speaker company, so when they dropped their first turntable in 2016 I wasn’t expecting much. I figured it was just another half-assed attempt to cash in on the vinyl boom, but Fluance’s RT81 was very decent. It was and remains the best $249 turntable out there, and now Fluance upped its game with four new models, the RT82 for $299, RT83 for $349, RT84 for $449 and the RT85 for $499. I opted for the RT84 for this review, but the four new models are more alike than different. They’re all belt drive turntables with solid wood bases, and height adjustable pointed rubber feet that make it super easy to level the turntable. The RT82 and RT83 have metal platters; RT84 and RT85 have acrylic ones. All models come pre-fitted with Ortofon moving-magnet phono cartridges. The RT84 sports an Ortofon 2M Red that retails for $99 when sold separately. It’s great that the RT84’s tonearm has a removable head shell, which makes it a little easier to replace cartridges in the future. Since the RT84 doesn’t have a built-in phono preamplifier I used a Schiit Mani preamp ($129) for all of my listening tests.Unboxing the RT84 I’m thinking this is a $449 turntable? It looks and feels like double the price. Build quality is exceptional, the machined metal motor pulley, platter bearing, metal “S” shaped tonearm, the heavyweight platter, and hinged clear plastic dust cover, they’re all first rate. The RT84 feels more solidly put together than Rega RP1 ($449) or Pro-Ject Debut Carbon ($399) turntables, that’s for sure. The RT84 is sold with a two year warranty.One indication of a turntable’s sound quality is its ability to minimize LP surface noise. No LP pressing is 100 percent dead silent, but the better turntables keep noise at bay, pushed into the background. The RT84 scored high in this regard, even with LPs I found on the street or bought in thrift shops for under a dollar. They sounded pretty good, not perfect, but very listenable. The RT84 would be a fine choice for your first turntable, or a nice upgrade over your first budget or hand me down turntable from your parents or relatives. You’ll be sure to notice how much quieter and clear all of your LPs and singles sound. Better yet when your music isn’t competing with the sound of clicks, pops, and other noises it sounds better. The RT84 frees the music from the LPs grooves, so you hear deeper into your tunes. If the Fluance RT84’s price puts it out of reach, no worries, their RT81 at $249 is still an outstanding ‘table, a great way to dip into the wonderful world of analog audio, try it, you’ll like it. How to make your audio system sound better for free: Move your speakers into the middle of the room, and listen to them from 4 or 5 feet away.Euro style and high-end sound in an apartment-friendly speaker: Trenner & Friedl’s Osiris speakers produce amazing sound without taking over the room. 17 Photoslast_img read more

first_imgShawkat Ali. File photoEkushey Padak winning author Shawkat Ali passed away at a city hospital on Thursday morning, reports news agency UNB.He was 82.Journalist Asif Shawkat Kollol, son of the renowned novelist, told UNB that his father breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital around 8:15am.Shawkat Ali has been suffering from lung infections, kidney and heart ailments.last_img

first_imgUS president Donald Trump greets supporters after disembarking from Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Florida, US, 20 November 2018. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.Defying intense pressure from US lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with the kingdom. He said it would be a “foolish” move that would only benefit Russia and China, competitors of the United States in the arms market.Trump said US intelligence agencies were still studying the evidence around Khashoggi’s killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October and who planned it. Since the murder, Trump has taken varying positions on how to react, including possible sanctions.But on Tuesday, Trump stressed Saudi Arabia’s weapons purchases and its role in keeping world oil prices low as influencing his decision.”It’s all about, for me, very simple. It’s America first,” Trump said, adding: “I’m not going to destroy the world economy and I’m not going to destroy the economy for our country by being foolish with Saudi Arabia.”Speaking at the White House to reporters before departing for Florida, Trump said of the possibility that the Saudi crown prince had a hand in the murder: “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t” and argued that the CIA had not made a definitive determination.His comments contradicted the CIA, which believes Khashoggi’s death was ordered directly by the crown prince, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler widely known by his initials MbS.Trump was accused by Democratic lawmakers of undermining his own intelligence agencies and failing to confront Saudi Arabia over a human rights atrocity.”Human rights is more than just a phrase, it has to mean something. And that means standing up and condemning a brazen murder by a foreign government. Everyone who played a role in this killing must be held accountable,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said.Democratic and Republican lawmakers have urged Trump to drop his support for MbS over the Khashoggi case, but the president has been reluctant.Trump said on Tuesday that both Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and MbS “vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder,” and that the truth may never be known.After offering numerous contradictory explanations for Khashoggi’s disappearance, Riyadh said last week he had been killed and his body dismembered when “negotiations” to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia failed. It said allegations the prince had ordered the killing were false.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Washington on Tuesday that Turkey was not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it was receiving from Riyadh on Khashoggi’s murder and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry.Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they had asked Trump for a second human rights probe over Khashoggi’s killing.Similarly, Representative Francis Rooney, a Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Washington should apply the so-called Magnitsky Act to those responsible for Khashoggi’s death.The law freezes US assets of human rights violators and prohibits Americans from doing business with them.Regional PartnerTrump said Saudi Arabia, a major oil producer, was an important business partner and a “great ally” in the fight against Iranian power in the Middle East.”The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region,” Trump said.On Twitter, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said of a White House statement: “Mr. Trump bizarrely devotes the FIRST paragraph of his shameful statement on Saudi atrocities to accuse IRAN of every sort of malfeasance he can think of.”US representative Adam Schiff, who is expected to become leader of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in January, said the United States should immediately end support for Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war, suspend arms sales and reduce its reliance on Riyadh in the Middle East.Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, lived in the United States and was a Washington Post columnist. He went to the consulate to collect documents for a planned marriage.Broad backing for a US ResponseTrump has placed the alliance with Saudi Arabia at the heart of his Middle East policy, and it was the first country he visited after becoming president in 2017.Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has developed a close relationship with MbS.Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a sometime Trump ally, said there would be bipartisan support for sanctions against Saudi Arabia, “including appropriate members of the royal family, for this barbaric act which defied all civilized norms.”Representative Eliot Engel, who has the power to block arms deals as the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Washington should use its ability to sell weapons to the Saudis as leverage to influence Riyadh’s behavior.”The reality is that the Saudis couldn’t simply buy their weapons somewhere else,” Engel said in a statement. “It would take years for the Saudi military to re-equip with Russian or Chinese weapons.”When Trump mentions the $110 billion package with Riyadh last year, he often adds that “it’s 500,000 jobs.”But arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp predicts the deal could create nearly 10,000 jobs in Saudi Arabia, while keeping up to 18,000 existing US workers busy if the whole package comes together – an outcome industry experts say is unlikely.Asked on Tuesday whether he was putting personal business interests over those of the United States, Trump said: “I have nothing to do with Saudi – just so you understand, I don’t make deals with Saudi Arabia. I don’t have money from Saudi Arabia.”At a political rally in 2015, however, Trump said: “I like the Saudis, they’re very nice. I make a lot of money with them. They buy all sorts of my stuff, all kinds of toys from Trump. They pay me millions and hundreds of millions.”last_img read more

first_imgJessica Cunningham accepts 2015 Milken Educators Award. (Photo by courtesy of Milken Family Foundation.)America’s true unsung heroes work daily to educate youth who shape the future. This is the belief of Lowell Milken, who established the Milken Educator Awards program in 1987 to recognize the outstanding work of early-to-mid career education professionals across the country.Jessica Cunningham, principal of KIPP DC College Preparatory, received this recognition and $25,000 at a ceremony in the school’s newly renovated building in Northeast D.C., on Oct 8. Over the years, much has been said about the woman known as “a franchise quarterback” in the KIPP national network of schools. KIPP stands for Knowledge is Power Program.“She is one of our most incredible school leaders in our KIPP network. She’s been with us since 2003 and has done incredible things for our students as a teacher, as founding principal of KIPP DC Will Academy for our middle schoolers and as the principal of College Prep,” Lindsay Kelly, KIPP DC director of communications and marketing told the AFRO.Under the guise of a ribbon cutting, Cunningham assembled in the school’s gymnasium along with students, teachers, and leaders including D.C. State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang and KIPP DC Founder and CEO Susan Schaeffler. After learning the ceremony was in her honor, Cunningham was floored. “I don’t know what to say,” she told the crowd.KIPP Prep is the highest performing open enrollment high school in Washington, D.C. It boasts D.C. CAS (Comprehensive Assessment System) proficiency rates that increased by 19 points in math and reading during her tenure, with 20 percent of students enrolled in the special education program. Prep’s graduation rate is 99 percent and the college matriculation rate was 89 percent in 2013 and 2014.An Aspen Scholar, Cunningham develops curriculum and delivers professional development courses as part of the KIPP Foundation’s School Leadership Program. She informally mentors several school leaders around the country and coaches KIPP national administrators.Not only has she garnered respect from colleagues, but from students as she’s known for speaking the truth, instilling accountability, and providing productive feedback. “She spoke to me about expectations,” says Andrew Kingsbury, a first year transfer student at Prep. “I already see a difference in my grades.”While Cunningham’s work is quite extensive, the award is not an accolade for “lifetime achievement,” said Milken. Instead, it is for the promise of what she will accomplish in the future.last_img read more