Best of the Best Regatta on final leg this weekend in Nassau

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, Renward R. Wells, held a press conference last week to update on The Bahamas’ second annual hosting of the Final Stretch of the “Best of the Best” Regatta, scheduled for December 7 thru 10, 2017 at Montagu Bay.   Minister Wells said that more than 50 boats are participating in the A, B and C classes and the Ministry has done its part to ensure the level of participation lives up to the name “Best of the Best.”He added that boat owners and captains will continue to inform the Ministry of what is needed to prepare for what may well be the most competitive weekend of sloop sailing in the history of The Bahamas — anticipating the weekend will be a ‘clash of the champions,’ this Thursday.“Speaking of champions, I am pleased that we will also be hosting the year-end race event for the Star Sailor’s League.  Sailors from around the world have begun arriving and training in Montagu Harbour for what, too, will be a very competitive race,” said Minister Wells.“As a fellow Olympian and a proud Bahamian, I am particularly pleased that we will be hosting a number of Olympic gold medalists and world champions in this race.   I thank Mr. Robert Dunkley and the Nassau Yacht Club team for their work in staging the races along with the Star Sailor’s League.   I am particularly delighted to announce that our own Olympic Gold medal winner, The Sea Wolf, Sir Durward Knowles, will be out to view the races.”#MagneticMediaNews#BestoftheBestRegattaPhoto credit: Life on The Hook Related Items:#BestoftheBestRegatta, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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The new wild and crazy life of Amazons Jeff Bezos The 359

first_imgCNET On this podcast, we talk about:How Jeff Bezos’ public persona changed completely following claims of blackmail from the National EnquirerSundance showing off the early creative output of Magic Leap mixed-reality glasses. Now playing: Watch this: The new wild and crazy life of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (The… Comments See at Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET The Cheapskate Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See at Turo Angela Lang/CNET $999 Augmented reality (AR) Amazon Jeff Bezos,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $6 at Tidal The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. The new wild and crazy life of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (The 3:59, Ep. 518) $520 at HP Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags Read Lenovo Smart Clock review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple iPhone XS Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Post a comment 7 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 $59 at eBay Sprint Read the AirPods review See it $210 at Best Buy Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Google Home Hub review Read the Rylo camera preview Rylo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 0 $60 at Best Buy Your browser does not support the audio element. Culture Gadgets 5:22 See It $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Best Buy Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See It $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Boost Mobile An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). The Daily Charge Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Chris Monroe/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See It Share your voice Amazonlast_img read more

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Interim budget 2019 Goyal mentions RBI action on stressed banks early in

first_imgThe central bank’s regulatory decision to remove three lenders from the prompt corrective action (PCA) regime has found a mention in the budget speech.Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, standing in for ailing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, made mention of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decision in the earlier part of his speech while presenting the interim budget for the 2019-20 financial year.Goyal mentioned the RBI action of removing from the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework the banks – Bank of India (BoI), Bank of Maharashtra (Mahabank), and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) – as an instance of the Narendra Modi government’s promptness in taking corrective action in case of stressed banks.The RBI on Thursday removed from the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework the three banks that informed it of structural and systemic improvements they have made to meet the regulatory norms.The banks have told the RBI they would on an ongoing basis comply with the norms of minimum regulatory capital, net non-performing assets (NPA) and leverage ratio, a media report says.Their removal from the PCA framework will lift the restrictions on their carrying out normal business, particularly lending.The banks will be subject to close monitoring by the regulator.The central bank decision was based on a review of the banks’ performance December quarter (Q3).BoI and Mahabank have met the regulatory norms, including the capital conservation buffer (CCB) and have net non-performing assets (NPAs) of less than 6 per cent as per their third-quarter results, the RBI said in a statement.Mahabank has welcomed the RBI decision and said it would help the lender pursue a sharper growth trajectory. “We would like to thank the government for the recent capital infusion of Rs 4,498 crore and all our employees for their efforts to help us exit the PCA framework,” AS Rajeev, managing director and CEO, said in a statement. “As the bank steps out of the PCA framework, we aim to continue our higher growth trajectory and enhance lending to key sectors such as retail, agriculture and micro, small and medium enterprises.”The RBI took a lenient view of the OBC, though its net NPA was 7.15 per cent. The government’s infusion of more capital and the steps that the bank had taken to cut the net NPA to less than 6 per cent prompted the central bank to free OBC from the PCA framework.The RBI is sticking to the PCA framework norm to ensure the banks’ financial health. It helps banks, which are at the risk thresholds in areas such as capital, asset quality (net NPA), and profitability, to take timely corrective steps to restore financial health, a statement says.The central bank puts a lender under the PCA if the net NPA crosses 6 per cent, or it makes a loss for two consecutive years, or the capital adequacy falls below the 9 per cent regulatory requirement. Lenders in the PCA framework will face restrictions on big-ticket corporate loans, opening new branches, and hiring.The RBI had placed 12 banks under the PCA because of high levels of stressed assets and a poor financial profile. Apart from the three lenders now released from the PCA framework, the other banks were Mumbai-based IDBI Bank, Central Bank of India, Dena Bank, Corporation Bank, and Indian Overseas Bank, the Kolkata-based Allahabad Bank, United Bank of India and UCO Bank as also Dhanlaxmi Bank, a small South India-based bank, which is the only private sector lender in the PCA framework.last_img read more

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Students Protest Sanctions Against Student Leader For Writing Forget Black Lives Matter

first_img 00:00 /01:12 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Laura IsenseeThe student government at UH is still grappling with the fallout since a student body vice president wrote on Facebook “Forget #BlackLivesMatter.” At a recent meeting, Kadidja Koné urged student representatives to keep the sanctions against that leader, Rohini Sethi.For the last month, controversy has roiled the University of Houston ever since a student leader wrote on Facebook “Forget #BlackLivesMatter” in the wake of the shootings against Dallas police.It triggered a campaign to remove her from office and the student government suspended her. Now others are protesting that move, decrying it as stifling free speech.Dozens of people showed up at the UH student government meeting Wednesday night to support Rohini Sethi, the student body vice president at the center of the controversy. She was recently sanctioned by student government for dismissing Black Lives Matter and saying All Lives Matter. She’s been suspended and has to attend a workshop on cultural sensitivity.“Government institutions cannot in effect remove someone’s constitutional rights. She has a constitutional right to express herself,” said Matthew Wiltshire, a history major at UH who organized the show of support.  “The problem for me is that one entire aspect of diversity is overlooked, that being diversity of opinion,” he added.Wiltshire pressed that argument at the student government meeting.If anything, the debate there revealed that the controversy over cultural insensitivity and racial inclusion isn’t over at UH. “The freedom of speech is not what is being punished. We all have our right to say whatever we want to say. I respect each and everyone’s opinion whether it’s against me or for me. The problem is if you represent me, I expect you to understand my struggle and I expect you to be correct,” Kadidja Koné with the black student union told student senators.“If you are going to represent a student body with 10 percent black individuals, and you say something that is offensive to them and they tell you they find it offensive and they no longer feel you can properly represent them, we as your constituents, you are supposed to understand and respect that,” she explained.Some student government representatives considered throwing out the sanctions against the vice president because of some technical rules.But for now the sanctions stand. X Sharelast_img read more

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