Flights cleared for take off

first_img Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:flights, Tciaa InterCaribbean Airways encourages ESTA registration Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Aug 2015 – STATEMENT FROM TCIAAThe Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority wishes to announce that due to the weakening of Tropical Storm Erika, and the improvement in weather conditions; Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay airports are open to flight operations.The 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) forecast shows the storm moving westnorthwest over the island of Cuba near 20 mph before turning northwest. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph with higher gusts and extend to 140 miles east of the center of the storm.Passengers are asked to contact their respective airline for flight scheduling.last_img read more

Over 400000 in illegal drugs from Bimini found

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#illegaldrugsfoundinBimini#bigdrugbustinBimini Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#bigdrugbustinBimini, #illegaldrugsfoundinBimini, #magneticmedianewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – Nearly half a million dollars in illicit drugs were seized over the weekend in Bimini.  In one case, 191.5lbs of marijuana was seized, that has a street value of $191,000 say authorities.  A 54 year old man is in custody a raid on Sunday at a house in South Bimini.Also in Bimini but in a separate arrest, 20lbs of cocaine and 10lbs of marijuana were discovered; the cocaine is said to be worth $225,000, while the marijuana is valued at $10,000.  The latter arrest was made on the seas when a vessel was searched; 42 and 43 year old men were taken into custody for the bust.   Some $420,000 in drugs from the tiny twin island of Bimini alone was netted by authorities this past weekend.Photo credit: Jones Communicationlast_img read more

Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This Fall

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Fall Learn to Swim Program on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the school’s pool entrance.Lessons run from Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019, with no classes on Columbus Day weekend. Class times are staggered between 9am and 1pm.EIGHT 30-minute lessons for beginning swimmers cost $88. EIGHT 60-minute lessons for more advanced swimmers cost $176.Click HERE for the registration form. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director Jay Tildsley at jtildsley@shawtech.org.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Announces Summer Swimming LessonsIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”last_img read more

Short of money to fund your Christmas vacation Here are 5 options

first_imgA giant Christmas tree stands in front Notre Dame Cathedral as the French capital prepares for the holiday season in ParisReutersChristmas carols are already in the air. It is that fag end but the much awaited time of the year when you plan a vacation or family outings. While it always helps to have a long-term holiday fund, there can always be a scenario when one isn’t prepared to deal with slightly unpredictable vacation expenses. But nothing to worry, you can still have a Christmas-New Year blast!In this article, we take a look at 5 options that can help you in arranging funds to have a joyful Christmas vacation.Personal LoanIf your income is good, then fetching a Personal Loan would not be difficult as banks don’t ask for collateral/guarantee or the reason for borrowing. It usually takes just 3-4 days for a loan to get sanctioned. Banks/NBFCs charge interest around 14-21% a year as this is an unsecured loan and you could struggle with repayments. The processing fees are normally about 2-2.25% of the loan amount sanctioned.Travel Loan Banks offer Travel Loans at an interest of around 12-20% a year for airfare, hotels, travel insurance and holiday packages. What’s good about travel loans is they are both secured/unsecured. For amounts above Rs 2 lakhs banks ask for collateral, but as this is a secured loan interest rate is lower than personal loans.Understand terms and conditions before taking a travel loan:Travel loan EMIs must not be more than 40% of monthly take-home salaryTravel loans must be repaid within a couple of yearsIf salaried, you need to be between 21-58 years of age; employed with a reputed company and working for at least 2 years in that company. If self-employed, banks would check the business record.Banks also check identity/address proof, three month’s salary slip; you should have filed ITR for at least 2 years. For businessmen, banks check business ownership documents.Loan Against SecuritiesAnother way through which you can fund your Christmas vacation is Loan Against Securities, mainly loan against shares. Banks have a list of approved shares against which they lend.Banks could lend up to 50% of the value of shares. They create a lien against these shares and you cannot sell them.Banks open a current account with an overdraft facility and set the borrowing limit based on the value of shares. You withdraw the money from this account through an ATM or internet banking facility and repay by depositing money back into the current account. This is much easier than an EMI-based loan.Borrow With A Credit CardCredit Cards remove the burden of carrying cash on vacations. You could use a credit card for travelling and shopping. Credit cards come with interest rates of around 2-3% a month, which kick in if you don’t pay the amounts due in time.You could try using a co-branded credit card. These cards are jointly issued by banks and service providers (airlines/hotel). These credit cards are just like normal credit cards, but offer special benefits provided by the service provider.Use credit cards associated with hotels, cabs, airlines and railways. You could get free flight ticket vouchers/air travel insurance if you book through associated airlines. Associated hotels offer free stay or room upgrades at partner hotels.Borrow From Relatives And FriendsThis should be your last resort in case you are not successful in fetching a loan for yourself. Loans from friends and relatives are usually interest-free and if you can make the repayments in time, then do go for it.Insist that your friend/relative accepts a promissory note. This is an unconditional promise that you will pay a fixed amount on demand or by a specified date and sign it.(The author is the CEO of BankBazaar. Views expressed in the article are personal).last_img read more

Akayed learned to make bomb on internet at home

first_imgAkayed UllahThe Bangladeshi suspect in Monday’s pipe bomb explosion beneath New York’s Times Square is an angry former limousine driver who learned to build a bomb on the internet at his Brooklyn apartment, officials said.Akayed Ullah, 27, was in police custody after he was injured by a pipe bomb he fastened to his torso with Velcro and zip ties. Three other people were also hurt in the blast in a pedestrian tunnel linking two subway stops beneath West 42nd Street, officials said.One neighbour in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Windsor Terrace said she had not seen him in months but described his home as quiet and observant in Islamic customs. She saw no evidence of extremism.“They’re really nice people. This is shocking,” said the neighbour, Arlene Jograj, a teacher who had greeted Ullah in passing. “We all know each other. We have block parties. I’ve been over there for dinner parties after Ramadan. We’re a really tight-knit street,” she said.Ullah came from the southeastern Bangladeshi district of Chittagong and last visited the country on 8 September, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque told Reuters on Monday.He had no criminal record in Bangladesh, Hoque said.Several US officials familiar with the investigation told Reuters there was no information indicating Ullah was previously known to any U.S. spy or law enforcement agency for any connection to militant groups. But that does not rule out the possibility some connection could be found.Ullah arrived in the United States seven years ago on a family visa, one authoritative US source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.US investigators believe he was self-radicalized after entering the United States, most likely by watching militant propaganda on the internet, the officials said, adding that they were unaware of any specific militant video that might have led him to produce his faulty explosive device.From March 2012 through March 2015, he held a license to drive a limousine or black cab as an independent contractor, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission said in a statement.New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo called the suspect a “lone wolf,” similar to the suspect in the most recent attack in New York, when an Uzbek immigrant driving a rented truck ran over people on a bicycle path on 31 October, killing eight.Each acted alone, inspired by jihadist groups such as Islamic State, Cuomo said.“Both of them went on the web, downloaded information,” Cuomo said of the two suspects, adding that Ullah learned to make a bomb online.“They’re not people who come from overseas. They live here. They’re disgruntled,” said Cuomo, who went to the scene of the crime where he met with investigators.Ullah was influenced by violent Islamist extremists and was “angry,” Cuomo said. This could have been for any number of reasons, whether because of US policy abroad or his lot in life at home, he said.New York police shut down an entire block of row houses in Windsor Terrace, deploying a large show of force with at least one helicopter flying overhead. It was not clear if the neighborhood was Ullah’s most recent address.Neighbors called it a diverse, family-oriented neighborhood of longstanding white families of Italian and Polish descent with more recent Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi arrivals“This is a great neighbourhood. It’s very family oriented, very safe,” Jorgraj said. “This doesn’t change my opinion of the neighbourhood at all. This is just the state of the world we live in now.”last_img read more

Houston Harris County To Get Billions In HUD Grants To Help Hurricane

first_imgCongress approved the U.S. Housing and Urban Development funding last year, but it’s just now being released to Harvey-hit areas in the form of CDBGs. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has come under criticism for what some saw as unnecessary delays in distributing Harvey relief funds. Earlier this year, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner publicly criticized Bush for what he called a lack of cooperation and inclusiveness. The General Land Office said HUD didn’t provide guidance on how this money could be used until February. Now, the GLO said after a March meeting with federal HUD officials and representatives from Houston and Harris County, an action plan is in place to distribute the $5 billion.“The impact of Hurricane Harvey continues to disrupt the lives of so many Texans,” Bush said. “As we continue the long-term recovery process, the GLO’s Community Development and Revitalization team continues to work with local officials in all 49 affected counties to expedite the release of disaster recovery funds. Through the utilization of innovative recovery programs, we are positioning Texas for a more comprehensive recovery that will truly help rebuild.”The meeting resulted in Harris County and Houston getting grants of $1.115 billion each. The rest of the money will be distributed to other counties affected by Harvey.The bulk of the funds will go to homeowners who need assistance with rebuilding. Other grants include money for home buyouts, affordable rental housing, infrastructure repairs, and economic revitalization.Meanwhile, Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that Texas will receive another allocation from HUD of an additional $5.03 billion for disaster relief.NEW: MORE money is coming to Texas to help rebuild from #HurricaneHarvey. This $4.7 billion is on top of the $5 billion Texas just received. This will help rebuild homes & build infrastructure to reduce future floods. #txlege #TexasStrong #RebuildTexas https://t.co/o4nJtobQAW— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 10, 2018 .@txglo Cmr. @georgepbush announces publication of State Action Plan for $5B in #HurricaneHarvey housing infrastructure and economic recovery funding for public comment. For more info visit https://t.co/Dr8iCTNtnB pic.twitter.com/7WrochuvAg— TXGeneralLandOffice (@txglo) April 10, 2018 Sharelast_img read more