Application filed for 12 story resort in Providenciales

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Related Items:12 stories, deserollos group, rufus ewing, Seven Stars, sunset point development company NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Mar 2015 – The Physical Planning Department has finally received that application for a 12 story resort development in Grace Bay. Sunset Point Development Company has submitted its application for the creation of a 250 room hotel/condominium with reception, conference building, spa building, gym, retail stores, three restaurants, two pools, a rooftop patio lounge and parking. Residents in opposition or concerned about this development are now officially invited to make recommendations with the next 25 days as Gazetted by the Planning Department. This notice was published Friday; the same day the Premier and members of his team gave a Post Cabinet update on resort development in the country. The nation was informed that the Deserollos Group will break ground in Providenciales within 2015. Photo by TCI Yellow Pages was created when a 28-story resort was proposed for Provo.last_img read more

Marcelino unsatisfied with Valencias 21 win

first_imgValencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral was left to rue his side’s lack of clinical edge in front of goal after narrowly beating bottom side SD Huesca 2-1On the back of drawing for the 10th time in only 16 games at SD Eibar last weekend, Valencia got off to a bright start at the Mestalla against Huesca.Captain Dani Parejo put Los Che in front, after some great play with Denis Cheryshev and Rodrigo Moreno, before Santi Mina was denied adding a second by Huesca keeper Roberto Santamaría.After Carlos Soler was denied by Santamaría in the second-half, Huesca were awarded a penalty after Cucho Hernandez was pulled in the area.The Colombian forward then stepped up to slot the penalty-kick home to even the scoreline at 1-1.However, a stoppage-time winner from Italian defender Cristiano Piccini secured Valencia a fourth win in La Liga this season.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s a result that doesn’t give us much; we’ve drawn ten games in which we deserved much better results,” Marcelino told the club website.“In Eibar, we deserved to win. This result compensates for one of the many draws that we’ve had.“We hope that this win helps boost our belief in ourselves. We’re a competitive team who have played as equals against big sides.“However, we have had -and still have- a serious problem, which is our lack of goals.“We have to work on this. I’m optimistic and I think that this situation is going to be turned around.”Valencia have now broken into the top-10 of La Liga and will next take on Deportivo Alaves on January 5.last_img read more

The Struts Kaleo Announced As Openers For Rolling Stones 2017 Tour

first_img The Struts, Kaleo To Open For Rolling Stones Tour struts-kaleo-announced-openers-rolling-stones-2017-tour Twitter News Facebook The legendary classic rockers have tapped some unexpected young talent as supporting acts for their upcoming European tour.Brian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2017 – 3:28 pm The Rolling Stones need no introduction.Nearing the close of the 55th year of their astounding career, they’ve shown no signs of slowing, having recently headlined the opening night of AEG/Goldenvoice’s hugely talked-about rock nostalgiafest Desert Trip, and now readying to embark on a brand new European tour.  The reigning kings of classic rock have made it clear they do not intend to set aside their crowns any time in the near future.What they do seem to be exploring lately, however, is a comfort with leveraging their perpetual fame to exercise themselves as rock and roll king-makers, as well as dynastic rulers.Case in point: the ‘Stones have tapped some exciting young bands to be their supporting acts for their upcoming No Filter Tour, which will see them playing 13 shows across 12 European cities from Sept. 9 through Oct. 25.The tour will kick off in Germany and Austria with opening sets by Icelandic indie-rock rising stars Kaleo, whose breakout 2016 track “Way Down We Go” saw them conquer the Billboard Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay charts in the U.S., and nabbed a Gold certification from the RIAA.  Kaleo will be followed by GRAMMY-nominated American blues singer John Lee Hooker, Jr., for their final night with the Rolling Stones in Spielberg, Austria.Another especially exciting support act the Stones have picked up are “retro-fetishist” English neo-glam rockers the Struts, whose debut lead single “Could Have Been Me” shot to No. 1 on the Spotify Viral Top 50 chart, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and led the band to sell out a total of 20 dates on their first-ever trip to the U.S. Strut’s lead singer Luke Spiller has been called, ” the musical love child of Freddie Mercury and Mick Jagger.”Additional supporting acts announced for the other legs of the tour include Los Zigarros, de Staat, Rival Sons, and the Hellacopters, with GRAMMY winning rockers Cage The Elephant joining the party for the tour’s final three-night victory lap in Paris.For their own part, the Rolling Stones have made it clear they plan to keep their own sets fresh and unpredictable, with assurances that they plan to include, “a couple of unexpected tracks each night and randomly selected surprises,” sprinkled in amongst their catalogue of hit songs and fan favorites.A limited number of tickets for the Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ European Tour 2017 are currently still available from the band’s website.Charles Bradley Cancels Tour Due To IllnessRead more Email The Struts, Kaleo Announced As Openers For Rolling Stones’ 2017 Tour last_img read more

Samsungs Galaxy Home Mini makes appearance in South Korean beta test

first_img4:05 A Samsung beta test website is providing our first look at the Galaxy Home Mini.  Samsung Samsung appears to have a Galaxy Home Mini after all. While we saw the product make its way through the FCC months ago, Samsung has been quiet about its smart speaker plans in recent months. Now it appears that at least one of its devices is starting to be rolled out to consumers, with the company starting up a beta in South Korea to let interested users in its home country try out the new smart speaker. The beta test, first spotted by SamMobile, also gives us our first real look at the Home Mini, which looks a lot like the larger Galaxy Home that Samsung announced last year but still hasn’t shipped. Galaxy Home Mini Samsung Beta SmartThingsSamsung’s SmartThings will be present on the Galaxy Home Mini.  Samsung We don’t know much else about the presumed Bixby-powered smart speaker, though from the beta page it’s clear that the Home Mini will work with Samsung’s SmartThings platform for controlling smart devices in your home, with infrared for controlling your TV. Interested applicants in South Korea can apply until Sunday to try to take part in the program. It remains to be seen when Samsung might release its two smart speakers and how much they’ll cost. The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The battle for the best smart display: Google Home Hub… Samsung Galaxy Home Samsung’s first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed Preview • A Galaxy far, far away? Samsung’s Bixby speaker is still a no-show 0 Now playing: Watch this: Smart Speakers & Displays Mobile 12 Photos Share your voice Post a comment Tags News • Samsung Galaxy Home reportedly delayed to later this year Mini Samsunglast_img read more

Female student set on fire for accusing madrasa principal of rape attempt

first_imgAlim examinee Nusrat Jahan receives burn injuries at Sonagazi of Feni on Saturday. Photo: Prothom Alo A female student, 18, was allegedly set on fire at an examination centre in Sonagazi of Feni.The incident took place at the Songazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa centre in Feni on Saturday morning.The victim’s brother Mahmudul Hasan Noman said the Arabic first paper examination was scheduled to be held on Saturday morning. He accompanied his sister to the centre at Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa. Several students and office assistant Mostafa barred him from entering the centre. He left the centre after dropping off his sister.Earlier on 27 March, principal Siraj Ud Daula was sued allegedly for abusing the victim after calling her into his room. In connection with the incident, the principal is now in jail in a case filed against him. A group of students demonstrated demanding release of the principal while another group formed a human chain demanding his punishment.Quoting his sister, Noman said a section of students backed by principal Siraj Ud Daula took her to the rooftop of the madrasa and asked her to withdraw the case filed against the principal. As she remained silent, three students held her hands while another poured kerosene on her and set her on fire. They fled the scene immediately.As she cried out for help, teachers, students and locals took her to Sonagazi Upazila Health Complex and later shifted her to Feni Sadar Hospital. The physicians there sent her to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment.Sadar hospital resident medical officer Abu Taher told Prothom Alo that 70 to 80 per cent of her body was burnt. After the primary treatment, she has been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Madrasa teachers and officials, however, declined to make any comment over the incident. Upazila secondary education officer Nurul Amin told Prothom Alo that he was preparing to send question papers to the exam halls at the time of incident. Hearing her screams, he came out of the room and found the burnt examinee. He informed the higher authorities of the matter.UNO Sohel Parvez, Sonagazi circle assistant police super Saikul Ahmed Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossaion, among others, visited the spot.Moazzem Hossain said police had taken the incident seriously and were investigating it. He said the police would identify those who were involved in the incident after the investigation.last_img read more

4 Steps to Knowing What Your Customers Want Better Than They Do

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. They don’t know. They think they know, but they’re wrong. They know, but they don’t tell you the truth. Companies famous for predicting customer behavior (like Amazon, Netflix and Pandora) have discovered that “implicit data” (e.g., observed customer behaviors) is much more reliable than “explicit data” (e.g., customer-provided information). Indeed, to predict customer behavior, the most sophisticated companies prefer to observe customers rather than listen to them.How do entrepreneurs get in on this action? Fortunately, business owners now have an array of data and tools to help predict customer behavior, even without the budget and resources of big companies.Related: How to Make Predictive Analytics Work for Your BusinessHere are a few ways to utilize quality data and know your customers like never before:1. Reduce surveys and “be honest with me” conversations. Surveys take a ton of work. You beg people for their time, an unrepresentative group responds (i.e., the ones who like you). You don’t get enough responses to attain statistical significance and results often prove that customer intent doesn’t match future behavior.Direct conversations with friends, advisors and test users are usually misleading as well, because not everyone will be honest. It’s human nature to avoid disappointing an enthusiastic entrepreneur about the product that represents their blood, sweat and tears. Often, you end up with feedback and data that’s falsely optimistic and positive.2. Get accurate, unfiltered customer feedback. Support and observed user testing are a couple great sources for useful customer feedback. Customer support calls and emails are goldmines. People give you direct, clear and candid feedback. This is the blueprint for their upcoming behavior, often revealing things they don’t even realize.A painful but effective feedback source is a service like Usertesting.com, where you can observe someone using your website or mobile app, viewing your product or watching your demo, as they narrate their thoughts in real-time.This unfiltered feedback is invaluable. These people don’t pull punches, so while the comments may seem a steady stream of downers, don’t resist this tactic in favor of asking a friend to give you “honest feedback.” One way helps you build a successful business. The other only helps you feel good about yourself.Related: Leveraging Big Data to Boost Click-Through Rates3. Observe real actions. What people do is always a better predictor than what they say, so analyze their actual usage on your site. Google Analytics is a great starting point, but you should move beyond it to understand individual and event level usage. Tools like Mixpanel or KISSmetrics, give you easy-to-understand data and visuals that are gold for our next step, which is predictive analytics.4. Take a little step into big data. With customer support, user testing and better site usage data, you can start to replicate the efforts of Netflix, Amazon and Pandora to predict customer behaviors. By running all the text from customer support calls, emails, chats and recorded scripts from user testing, natural language processing tools can analyze what words and phrases really signify.You may find that, “This is the last time I,” means a customer can be saved, “sick of“ means they need a special offer, and “This is the last time you,” means they’re leaving. You can also track what language means in the longer-term (e.g., “hate” may mean the customer will stay, but only for a couple months).Machine learning tools will also process site usage data, analyzing current behaviors to predict future behaviors. You can combine multiple customer data sources to see more correlations. People who use a certain credit card may be infrequent customers. People who upload pictures and are under 30 may refer friends. People who subscribe to your newsletter and say “I love your…” in customer support emails may buy your highest priced products.Every entrepreneur is taught the old adage, “The customer is always right.” But analytical tools and predictive analytics are proving they’re sometimes wrong. Stop relying on what customers say to shape your business and instead focus on the data they generate — finally unlocking the power to know them better than they even know themselves.Related: Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind Enroll Now for Free The problem with asking customers what they want, like, or think is often that: July 24, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Jetlines appoints Chief Commercial Officer still no word on launch date

first_img Travelweek Group Share Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Tags: Canada Jetlines Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it has hired an ultra-low-cost carrier expert as its new Chief Commercial Officer.Javier Suarez takes over the post effective July 30.Most recently he was Vice President, Network Planning, Revenue Management, E-Commerce with Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus, part of the senior management team that improved profitability from a break-even in 2014 to becoming the most profitable airline in Mexico in 2017.During his tenure Suarez was responsible for growing the LCC’s fleet from 13 to 32 aircraft between 2014 and 2018, managing the majority of commercial functions, including the online commercial distribution and negotiations with various third-party vendors. Jetlines adds that during the last four years he launched 55 routes with a 98% success rate.Suarez’s previous experience includes senior roles with Spanish LCC Vueling Airlines from 2010 to 2014. He managed the network of the airline, growing the fleet size from 38 to 105 aircraft in a four-year span, and defined the Vueling network strategy that operated close to 400 routes that generated over US$2 billion in revenue, according to Jetlines. He was also responsible for launching more than 200 routes over three years, achieving a 92% success rate.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksPrior to Vueling, Suarez was with Qatar Airways from 2008 to 2010 as Senior Strategist.Jetlines CEO Lukas Johnson says: “I am excited to bring Javier to the Jetlines team. Javier’s ultra-low-cost carrier expertise in network planning and revenue management gained with many years of experience at VivaAerobus and Vueling will be invaluable as we continue to develop and deliver on the Jetlines strategy. I look forward to working closely with Javier to build Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost air carrier.”Jetlines announced in May that Johnson, a former SVP with U.S. LCC Allegiant Air, was taking over this month as CEO.Then last week Jetlines announced it had signed a definitive lease agreement for two Airbus A320 aircraft, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2019.Back in March Jetlines said it was delaying its launch, originally scheduled for this month, and said it wouldn’t have a new launch date confirmed until the second quarter of this year.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsIf Canada Jetlines does get off the ground it faces competition from LCCs including Flair Airlines and WestJet’s Swoop. << Previous PostNext Post >> Jetlines appoints Chief Commercial Officer; still no word on launch datelast_img read more

Safety of visitors is of paramount importance The Bahamas responds to US

first_img Monday, March 4, 2019 Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Bahamas, Nassau, Travel Advisoriescenter_img “Safety of visitors is of paramount importance”: The Bahamas responds to U.S. travel advisory NASSAU — The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation for The Bahamas has responded to a travel advisory issued by the United States following a recent spate of crime.The Ministry notes that the advisory remains at a Level Two, recommending caution but not actually urging visitors to delay or cancel their travel plans to the islands.“We recommend that travellers to any destination maintain awareness of their surroundings and exercise basic precautions, as they likely would in their home cities and when not on holiday,” said the Ministry in a statement.The statement also notes that the vast majority of the country’s six million annual visitors stay on the island without any incident. According to the Royal Bahamas Police data for 2018, there were only 43 incidents involving tourists, of which 30 involved U.S. nationals and nearly all were minor offences.The Ministry of Tourism applauds the efforts made by law enforcement, which significantly reduced serious crimes like murder (-25%), armed robber (-18%), attempted robber (-19%) and shoplifting (-23%).More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported“The safety of residents and visitors is of paramount importance,” said the Ministry. “Efforts to maintain and improve security are a constant priority for Bahamas authorities as is true for all governments.”Safety and security efforts include the use of CCTV in addition to a heightened police presence with foot, bicycle and motor patrols across all areas referenced in the advisory and tourist areas. Additional Beach Enforcement Officers have also been deployed to beaches, and regular communication is in effect between the Royal Bahamas Police Force Land and Marine Units, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit, and the Ministry of Tourism to ensure concerns are addressed quickly.The U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas was issued on Feb. 25 in response to “violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault,” which the U.S. government said is common, “even during the day and in tourist areas.” The advisory also noted that the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands, activities involving commercial recreational watercraft – including water tours – are not consistently regulated, and that “jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsThe advisory goes on to encourage travellers to “exercise caution in the area known as ‘Over the Hill’ (south of Shirley Street) and the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay in Nassau, especially at night.” Posted bylast_img read more