The time(s) Duane Kuiper trolled Frank Robinson and lived to tell the story

first_imgYou may have noticed a theme running through the various Frank Robinson appreciations populating the great wide ether: You had to give as well as you got when interacting with him.Even if I had been aware of this axiom, I doubt I would have acted on it. I first starting covering baseball in 1981, Robinson’s first season as manager of the Giants. I wasn’t quite 25 years old. Robinson scared the life out me.Duane Kuiper? Different story.Kuiper was in his second season with the Cleveland …last_img read more

Govt calls for unity to move South Africa forward

first_imgThe government has thanked South Africans for making the country’s fifth democratic elections a success, and called for unity in moving the country forward.“The sight of millions of South Africans queuing to vote demonstrated a vibrant and maturing democracy,” acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Phumla Williams said on Sunday, a day after the African National Congress (ANC) was officially announced the winner of last Wednesday’s elections.“The elections have served to renew and strengthen our democracy,” Williams said in a statement. “We are pleased by the great turnout, in particular first-time voters. Statistics from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) show that more people than ever before have chosen to exercise their right to vote.”The strong turnout of young voters also boded well for the South African democracy, Williams added.“We are inspired by the overwhelming number of young people who came out to vote across the country. This is a clear indication that the future of South Africa is in good hands.”Williams applauded all the political parties for the spirit of national unity that prevailed during the elections, adding: “The future is now in our hands and we must all do our best to build a winning nation.“As we move forward, we need to inculcate the culture of activism and tolerance displayed during the election period into the daily life of our country.“The elections were hard fought and contested with remarkable political maturity and tolerance, and now that the divisive political battles have come to an end, government calls on all South Africans to unite behind a common goal of moving the country forward in line with the Vision 2030, as mapped out in the National Development Plan.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

“Fear This!” Says the Pirate Bay, Hinting at a New Music Site

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As we noted last week when the music industry released an annual report detailing its continued decline in revenue, “piracy” seems to be the go-to scapegoat, the reason that the music industry is struggling. And one of the sites that the industry often points to (and in its recent report, lauded governments for trying to quash) as a major culprit of piracy is The Pirate Bay.So rumors that The Pirate Bay is launching a music project may strike fear – or at least disconcertment – in the hearts of industry execs. It’s apt, perhaps, that a new project – fear.themusicbay.org – is supposedly in the works.According to a report this weekend at Torrent Freak, folks at the Pirate Bay have registered the Music Bay domain and “the major record labels have good reason to be afraid, very afraid.” The site no longer displays the “comming soon” [sic] announcement, but Torrent Bay says that something is in the works in the next few months.Torrent Freak wasn’t able to secure more details about the project, other than it’s set to coincide with an April anniversary of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).Even if it’s just an MP3 file that jumps out of a large birthday cake at the IFPI’s celebration – or, a bit more likely, just a nice domain name, news that The Pirate Bay is plotting something may be enough to make the industry worry, particularly having just released details that the industry’s overall worth has declined a downward spiral. Tags:#p2p#web audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Transport Minister Makes Proposals to Adjust Rules

first_img At IGL Blue’s Health, Safety and Environment Road Safety Incentive Awards Ceremony, held on the grounds of the gas manufacturing company’s Spanish Town Road location on Wednesday (June 13), Mr. Montague said since he was appointed the Minister in March, he has been working on these new proposals. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has made proposals to adjust the rules for public passenger vehicle operators, with the objective of reducing road crashes, safeguarding the lives of Jamaicans and accommodating drivers who want to design their own routes. “Another area of concern since I’ve become Minister is our public transportation industry, and I have made some proposals to treat with those who participate in that industry. The proposals we have made are not cast in stone, but we have made some proposals because the public transportation system… cannot continue to operate the way it is,” Mr. Montague said. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has made proposals to adjust the rules for public passenger vehicle operators, with the objective of reducing road crashes, safeguarding the lives of Jamaicans and accommodating drivers who want to design their own routes.At IGL Blue’s Health, Safety and Environment Road Safety Incentive Awards Ceremony, held on the grounds of the gas manufacturing company’s Spanish Town Road location on Wednesday (June 13), Mr. Montague said since he was appointed the Minister in March, he has been working on these new proposals.“Another area of concern since I’ve become Minister is our public transportation industry, and I have made some proposals to treat with those who participate in that industry. The proposals we have made are not cast in stone, but we have made some proposals because the public transportation system… cannot continue to operate the way it is,” Mr. Montague said.“One of my proposals is having a GPS tracker on a public passenger vehicle that is on at all times. That is to ensure that the Transport Authority knows where a taxi is at all times, so that when a taxi driver is accused of committing a crime, we at least know where the car was, [as] the taxi driver is not always at fault,” he said.Mr. Montague said he also proposes for operators of public passenger vehicles to create their own routes, as this will allow rural-area taxi operators to be able to register with the Traffic Authority of Jamaica, given that many of their routes are not on record.The Minister said feedback and suggestions from Jamaicans are welcome on the proposals he has made.“If we agree that the system cannot continue the way it is, and you don’t like my proposals, fine, but you also have a duty as a Jamaican, to put some alternatives on the table. Let us come up with the best set of proposals to treat with the industry,” he said.In addition to the proposals, Mr. Montague said the Ministry is looking at placing machines at the Island Traffic Authority locations that will issue fitness certificates.“We have moved to include more technology in the Island Traffic [Authority], because a lot of persons will note that they are now getting a printed fitness certificate. It’s no longer being handwritten, and the next stage we are moving to, is to have a spot at the depots, geolocated and geofenced, that if your vehicle is not parked in that spot, and the reader doesn’t read your vehicle and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle, the machine will not produce a fitness certificate,” he said.He noted that for far too long, vehicles are being certified with fitness certificate, but they are not brought to the depot for tests, and this can result in road crashes and the loss of lives. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Bahamian Banks cushioned not lending as much

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#IMFreport, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 11, 2017 – Nassau – Banks in The Bahamas are well cushioned despite the blows being dished out to The Bahamian economy of late, in fact commercial banks received a very favorable citation in the International Monetary Fund’s Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas.    A media released from the IMF on October 6 revealed that while credit lines to the private sector have remained flat, “Commercial banks remain liquid and well capitalized.”The #IMFreport explained that the average capital adequacy ratio stood at 27.8 percent for banks in The Bahamas, which is well above the regulatory requirement of 17 percent.    The report also exposed that non performing loans were down for The Bahamas from 14.2 percent to 11.1 percent.   The report shared that the strong buffer from external financial shocks at banks and the reduction in bad loans is because commercial banks are not lending as freely; their stance is described as cautious given the low growth environment in The Bahamas.While there is a positive from some perspectives for this healthy banking sector, the lack of lending sends an audible message that there is a serious problem when it comes to new business development in the country.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Former Meredith Exec Joins National Journal as President

first_imgAndy Sareyan, former executive vice president of consumer brands and chief brand officer with Meredith, is slated to join the Atlantic Media Group as executive vice president. In addition to acting as EVP, Sareyan will become president of National Journal.In this role, Sareyan will help Atlantic Media owner and chairman David Bradley in the conversion of National Journal’s subscription model to a membership service. Bradley introduced the membership model in a letter to readers in August. Previously, subscriptions cost from $2,000 to $4,000 for annual access; National Journal members are charged $4,000 to $25,000 for complete access. The price hike, in addition to new services, allows an entire company/organization access to National Journal features for one membership fee. The service includes the weekly publication, the National Journal Daily and its digital counterparts. Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media, told FOLIO: at the time of the announcement that the membership also includes, “…an enriched suite of information, briefings, and best-practices research compiled by a new, independent research staff-and other tools designed to meet the specific needs of public policy professionals.”Paid circ for the National Journal was around 15,000 at the time of the announcement; Bradley tells The New York Post he already converted 100 subscribers into members. He also tells The Post that the new membership model could amount in a 50 to 80 percent revenue jump in the next few years. While at Meredith, Sareyan was responsible for Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, More and Parents; he also oversaw digital media, newsstand and brand licensing.last_img read more

Tamil movies on May 1 holiday Watch hit films on Sun TV

first_imgA collage of the Tamil movies which will be aired on 1 May, 2019.PR HandoutHolidays are big occasion for Tamil TV channels as they try to bring out their best content in their bid to increase their TRP numbers. Every channel plans their content in advance and air hit films to boosts their revenues.Like Pongal and Puthandu, 1 May too has become an important date for the TV channels as the people will be in the mood to watch movies on a World Labour Day holiday. Like every year, leading channels are set to screen big films and here we are giving you the complete list of films that will be telecast on Thala Ajith’s birthday.Movies on Sun TVJayam Ravi’s science fiction Tik Tik Tik at 12.30 pm. Thalapathy Vijay’s revenge drama Theri will be telecast at 3.30 pm.  Ajith and Nayanthara’s Viswasam will be aired at 6.30 pm.Movies on Jaya TVAjith and Nayanthara’s action thriller Arrambam will be telecast at 9.30 am. Ajith and Shruti Haasan’s Vedalam will be aired at 4.30 pm on Jaya TV. Ajith, Anushka and Trisha’s Yennai Arindhaal will be aired at 8 pm on Jaya TV.Other Channels Horror comedy Hello Naan Pei Pesuren will be aired at 10.30 am on KTV. Karthik Thangavel-directorial Adanga Maru, which stars Jayam Ravi, will be telecast at 2.30 pm on Vijay TV. Ajith’s Ji will be aired on J Movies at 7 am and 4 pm. His Anjaneya will be telecast at 7 pm.last_img read more