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Sophia man remanded on illegal gun, ammo charges

first_imgOne of the three men who were nabbed by Police with a gun and ammunition in their possession was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Troy Lowe, 40, of Sophia, Greater Georgetown denied the charges of possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition without being a licence holder.The first charge stated that on September 24, 2018 at Queenstown, Georgetown, he had in his possession one .32 pistol without being the licensed holder of same. The other charge stated that on the said date and location, Lowe also had in his possession five live rounds of ammunition.According to facts presented in the court, a plain-clothes rank noticed Lowe and two other men acting in a suspicious manner about 16:30h in Queenstown and approached them. He conducted a search of their person, and the firearm and ammunition were found.In court on Wednesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness of the charge and nature of the offence. As a result, Magistrate Azore refused bail and remanded Lowe to prison. The case will continue on October 24, 2018.last_img read more

World Aids Day March in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 2, 2016 -World Aids Day will be commemorated with walk-a- thons nationwide.In Grand Turk the walk begins from the Grand Turk Clock Tower to the Lester Williams park; in Provo from Scotiabank to the Youth Center;  in North Caicos from Texaco to the Horse Stable Beach; in Salt Cay from the Community Center; from the Airport to the Regatta Village in South Caicos and in Middle Caicos from the Conch Bar Community Center to Mudjin Harbour; all walks begin at 6am.World Aids Day was marked on December 1, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #magneticmedianewscenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Browser Not Apps Still Biggest News Channel on Tablets

first_imgHowever, it appears that while two-thirds of tablet owners have a news app on their device, most are still accessing news content through a Web browser. This is not what content publishers want to hear. As the study points out, publishers banked on apps as the key mechanism for content delivery and sales. “When it was launched, many observers believed that the tablet might help change the experience of news consumers and the economic ground rules of digital news consumption,” says the report. “That belief was based on the sense that people would consume information on tablets largely through special applications or apps that provide content from a favorite news organization like the New York Times or one’s local newspaper.”Forty percent of respondents that read news on their tablets get it via a Web browser. From there, 31 percent use both the browser and a news app, while 21 percent use primarily apps to get their news.Consequently, the economics around news content are constrained. The study finds that 14 percent of respondents have paid to access news on the device. Twenty-three percent get their digital access through a print subscription bundle. And 21 percent would be willing to pay $5 per month if that was the only way to get news from their favorite source on the tablet. Of those that have the news apps, 83 percent said being free or low cost were major factors in downloading the apps.Nevertheless, while desktop computer habits were cited as a potential reason for the continued reliance on browsers for news access, users are beginning to substitute their tablets for other devices when consuming news content. According to the study, 90 percent of news users consume content on the tablet that they used to get through other devices. Eighty percent say they now get news on their tablets that they used to view on their laptop or desktop computers. And tablets are creeping up on print and television, too. Fifty-nine percent of respondents say the tablet has taken the place of magazines and newspapers for news and 57 percent say the same for television. While consuming news has become one of the more popular activities for tablet users, access to it is still largely conducted through a browser, not specialized apps, says a new study released by the Pew Research Center and The Economist Group.Further, generating revenue from news content continues to be a challenge. The study, called “The Tablet Revolution and What it Means for the Future of News”, aims to benchmark tablet usage, particularly in relation to how news content is accessed and consumed. According to the study, tablet owners are avid news consumers. Fifty-three percent of respondents say they consume news daily on the device-more than social networking (39 percent), gaming (30 percent) and reading books (17 percent). Only sending and receiving email, at 54 percent, edged higher. last_img read more

May 26 2003 WORKSHOP 3 The April 13 workshop gr

first_imgMay 26, 2003WORKSHOP 3: The April 13. workshop graduated on May 16.: >>from left top>> Robert Clyde, Dave Puritz and Diana Bolander. >>from left bottom>> Bethany Erfouth, Gianni Scavaglieri and Sarah Beth Kurzhals. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

The BBC is due to launch a special oneoff episode

first_imgThe BBC is due to launch a special one-off episode of its medical drama Holby City that will be available exclusively through its Red Button service.The episode will go live after next Tuesday’s episode airs and will focus on two of the show’s most popular characters.Last year the firm aired special Red Button episodes around the shows Casualty and Doctors as a way to add value for loyal fans of the shows.Last month the BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, recommended that the BBC merge its online and Red Button operations under a single service license to help them complement each other in the future.last_img read more