Tintu Luka crashes out of World Athletics Championships

first_imgIndia’s Tinku Luka finished seventh in her heats to crash out of the women’s 800m competition on the fifth day of the World Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.The Kerala athlete recorded her season’s best time of two minutes 0.95 seconds to finish second last in the eight-runner field in Heat 1 at the Bird’s Nest Stadium.Also read: Bolt and Gatlin cruise into 200 metres semis Marina Arzamasova of Belarus won the heat with a time of 1:58:69. Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain was second with 1:58:98 while South Africa’s Castor Semenya (1:59:59) was third. All three have ensured direct qualification to the semi-finals.last_img

Arrest Made In Car BreakIn Police Have Man In Custody

first_img Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Sept 2015 – One man is behind bars in connection to a string of car break-ins that have plagued the island of Providenciales for the past two weeks.No word on if or when police will lay formal charges against the man as they investigate more than a dozen cases of car break -ins from the Bight, Grace Bay, Five Cays and Kew Town.The alleged nabber or nabbers have managed to vandalize vehicles, making off with small amounts of cash and electronics.Police remind residents to keep their vehicles locked and remove valuables from plain sight. Related Items:car break-in, policelast_img read more

Suicide a Possibility in Rev Conrad Howells death

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police reach out to Bahamas hurricane victims Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – Suicide a Possibility in Rev. Conrad Howell’s death Suicide may be the reason Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell is dead.Just six days after the prominent reverened was found dead near his Blue Mountain home, police tell media that Rev. Howell’s death has not been classified as a murder. Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams at a press conference this afternoon revealed the findings of the post mortem performed on Wednesday which expose that Rev. Conrad Howell died from “sharp forced injuries to the upper and lower extremities.”The pathologist report found that those injuries punctured Howell’s blood vessels and led to his death. Today, Adams told the media, “there is a strong possibility that the injuries might have been self inflicted.”Police shared that toxicology tests have been performed and will reveal if poisoning was also a factor in Howell’s death. Officials say that evidence was found on the scene. Police also confirm file has been submitted to the coroner’s office to determine if there is a need for a coroner’s inquest.Howell’s family was made aware of the findings before the press conference. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Related Items:conrad howell, rodney adams, suicide Funeral remarks point to a non-suicidal Conrad Howelllast_img read more

Bahamas DPM Turnquest Welcomes ICT Delegates Supports Regional Single ICT Space

first_imgPhoto Captions:Header: The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime & Minister of Finance, gives welcome remarks at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s 35th Executive Council and 20th General Conference of Ministers during ICT Week at Atlantis Paradise Island.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert: Deputy Prime & Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest takes a moment with Bernadette Lewis, CTU Secretary General during the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s 35th Executive Council and 20th General Conference of Ministers, Atlantis Paradise Island.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 29, 2017 – Nassau – During ICT Week’s 20th Meeting of the General Conference of Ministers of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), and 35th Meeting of the Executive Council at Atlantis on Tuesday morning, November 28, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest welcomed the delegates and affirmed the CARICOM mandate of February of this year for organizations like the Caribbean Telecommunications Union to look more comprehensively on how the region could effectively embrace Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a foundation for national development and regional interaction.Expressing support for the embrace of technology to fuel national and regional development, Mr. Turnquest explained that the government as a relatively new administration, committed to transparency and seeing a need for a different approach to economic expansion — “understood the rapidly evolving global environment, influenced and driven in large measure by the technological revolution that is impacting every aspect of national, regional and global development.”  He said:  “We knew that the different approach to national development, and a more significant regional and global participation required a commitment to embrace technology as fundamental to this new approach.”As such, said the Deputy Prime Minister, “The Government of The Bahamas is convinced that embracing ICTs and making them the foundation of every project and initiative we undertake as a nation, will serve as the catalyst for our economic resurgence and social development, creating a self-sustaining machine for future growth.“This commitment to embracing ICTs is evident in the ongoing transformation of the Public Service. We are strengthening the ICT structure and capacity within the public service to further expand the use of technology to provide improved levels of customer service efficiency, transparency and accountability.   We are employing technology to establish the new digital workflow that will redefine the way the Government does business with the public.“We are undergoing major technological advancements in the Ministry of Finance and its agencies, including Bahamas Customs and the Department of Inland Revenue. We are currently rolling out a new electronic Vehicle and Driver’s licensing process.   We are working to ensure that, despite the challenges and obstacles, we can systematically employ technology throughout the public service and through policy, inspire and encourage the private sector to continue its evolution as well.”Mr. Turnquest said that the Government of The Bahamas is committed to economic expansion through ICTs and has designated the island of Grand Bahama, “the centre for technology investment and development,” and, therefore, “we envisage the creation of diverse investment and career opportunities through the effective utilization of ICTs.”DPM Turnquest pointed out: “This commitment is reinforced by the recent passage of the Commercial Enterprise Legislation that is designed to attract a broad range of new business opportunities for The Bahamas, embracing Information Communication Technologies as the foundation of this new business development and economic expansion thrust.”The aforementioned initiatives, together with the commitment to technological transformation, highlights, he said, “The Bahamas’ endorsement of the CTU’s Single ICT space.   We believe that the creation of such a platform could have far reaching positive implications for regional development through trade and cooperation.”Mr. Turnquest continued, “We also endorse the Caribbean Spectrum Planning and Management Project, the ICT Collaboration Forum, and its many other collaborative ICT development initiatives that augur well for national and regional growth and development.“Ministers, we must see our roles as pivotal to the creation of the new technologically integrated Caribbean Region that provides the strength for small states to effectively compete in the new global environment.“Finally, we would like to thank the CTU and all of you Ministers for joining us here in The Bahamas for this week of meetings, workshops and seminars.   We do hope that the deliberations are productive and meaningful to all member states.   Please do not leave without embracing the opportunity to sample our culture. Get a taste of the Bahamian islands and be sure to return for both business and pleasure.   Thank you.” Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

How to Build an iPhone App Without Hiring a Developer

first_img 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. November 17, 2010 You want your business to get in on the hot iPhone app trend.Problem: You can’t shell out thousands of dollars for a developer, and you don’t want to learn Cocoa, the iPhone’s programming system.Solution: Have an online service build one for you!There are now some great tools available to help you build and publish a competitive app, with no programming knowledge required — and at a fraction of the cost of hiring a developer.From coding to submitting to updating, these services do the technical work for you — all you need is a creative vision.Many of these services do the same thing: they take your online content and integrate it into an app. The packaging and style all vary, so visit their sites to find which one suits your tastes and budget.AppMakrAppMakr is a good option for a Web site or blog looking to create a basic app, according to Guy Kawasaki. This website takes your online feeds and turns them into an app for you.All you need to provide is your chosen feed (blog, RSS, Twitter stream, etc.), a few graphics, and some design choices, and they take control of the developing and submission process from there. You can even make the decision to “monetize” your app by selecting advertisers or choosing to charge for the download.Cost: $199 for AppMakr to publish your app, $499 for you to publish it under your own brand. Phone-based support is also available during the creation phase of your app development, at $120 an hour.SwebappsCreate an app in seven steps with Swebapps. What could be easier than “drag and drop”?From their website:Step 1. Select 4, 6, or 8 buttonsStep 2. Drag and Drop buttons on to phone.Step 3. Customize button images if needed.Step 4. Click on button and enter content.Step 5. Submit for development.Step 6. Create account.Step 7. Finalize.Swebapps also provides tools to track your analytics and update your app after its been published to the App Store.Cost: Creating an app through Swebapps costs a one-time fee of $50 per button (minimum $200), and a $25/month hosting fee.My App BuilderMy App Builder is a tool that takes your content and turns it into an app for you for a low monthly hosting fee. Bonus: that monthly membership cost gives you the freedom to create as many apps as you want, with only a small publishing fee each time.Whether you want to use your blog posts, RSS feed, videos, or Twitter stream, My App Builder will turn your information into an app. All you have to provide are your images, content, and a vision of how you want it to flow.Cost: $29 per month, and $20 per app submission.iSitesiSites, which just launched, is another app builder that integrates your social feeds seamlessly into an app. And, according to their website, you can do it in 10 minutes.Provide your chosen feeds, customize your app with some design choices, and iSites does the rest for you. They promise to “take care of the app store submission in less than 24 hours.”In addition, iSites offers the ability to easily make changes to your app and see the results in real-time, and the apps work on both the iPhone and Android platforms.Cost: $25 per app; $99 (per year) if you choose to monetize by integrating with AdMob.TapLynxTapLynx is another aggregator for your online feeds. The platform used by such online news sources as All Things D and Variety, TapLynx is elegantly designed and offers more versatility than other simple aggregators, and it comes with the ability to embed video.According to MacWorld, “if your goal is to create a content-centric app with text, photos, and videos, the framework might just provide a smart shortcut. And since TapLynx supports sponsorship, display ads, and video pre-roll ads, monetizing your app should be pretty doable, too.”Cost: $599 for the ‘Enterprise Package’ — with 16 customizable tabs, search features, video, etc.AppBreederAppBreeder offers you a little more complexity than other app builders, as well as an app that can be used on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms.If you just want something basic, you can pick from 11 App Kits, ranging from templates like “Business” to “Restaurant” to “Tour.” AppBreeder personalizes and builds it for your purposes, then publishes it to the App Store for $99.99, if you allow ads.Creating a custom app or adding a customized gadget ups the price significantly, but it is still likely to be cheaper than hiring a developer, and you get a better app.Cost: Nothing to build, $99.99 to publish a basic app, and starting at $1,499 for a custom app with gadgets.GameSaladIf you think an iPhone game would be a good option for your business, GameSalad is a great platform to easily develop your very own game, with no coding required.According to their website, “GameSalad is the world’s most advanced tool for non-programmers… Build games visually using a drag-and-drop interface along with a robust behavior system.”Cost: For $99 per year, you get unlimited access to their game creation tool and publishing options.AppIncubatorAppIncubator is slightly different from standard app builders: It’s a mobile app that allows you to submit ideas for apps.You download the app, then submit your idea. If you want to get more detailed, you can use the storyboard tool on the website to describe exactly how you want the app to look and function.If the people at MEDL Mobile like your idea, they’ll develop and market it, and share a portion of the profits with you.Granted, this isn’t a great way to create your business’s main app — but if you have a unique idea for an app and want to see it come to fruition with little effort on your part, this is the way to go.Cost: Free, with potential profit.For those who are familiar with FlashFor those who are familiar with coding in Adobe ActionScript 3: You can now develop an iPhone app.In October, Adobe announced that its to-be-released Flash Professional CS5 will come with an iPhone app packager, which will let users publish projects to run as native apps on the iPhone, according to Adobe’s Developer website.This will be ideal for people who are not familiar with the Mac Cocoa development platform but have Flash-development experience.Cost: TBD Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Brought to you by Business Insider Register Now »last_img read more