#MagneticMediaNews#illegaldrugsfoundinBimini#bigdrugbustinBimini Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#bigdrugbustinBimini, #illegaldrugsfoundinBimini, #magneticmedianews 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 Communication
Kolkata: Concerned over a large number of farmer suicides across the country in the recent past, the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) wants to churn out professionals who can reach out to the farmers and train them on modern agriculture so that they can market their produce and at the same time preserve them for a longer period. “We will be starting a course on rural management from the academic year 2019 through which we will equip people to reach out to the rural areas and educate the farmers. They need to know how to use resources like seed management, insurance and credit management. Modern-day agriculture has witnessed a sea change and simple use of family wealth and previous years’ production as seeds are not enough. Farmers need to have knowledge of marketing their products and even learn about preservation. Lack of such knowledge has resulted in a number of farmer suicides in the recent past. We are trying to address this issue,” said Rajagopal Dhar Chakraborty, director of IISWBM. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSuch training programmes may be organised in the institute itself or experts may travel to the districts with support from the state government for the purpose of making the farmers aware of their requirements and how to insure themselves from risks associated with agricultural activities. There are a number of NGOs both in the government and in the private level as well as a number of farmers’ organisations who are working for the upliftment of the farmers. “We will be churning out experts who can be roped in by these bodies or organisations for serving their purpose. The day is not far when companies will have farmer support programmes. We want to be prepared for this,” the director added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIISWMB, the autonomous graduate business school in the city which is the first in the country to offer an MBA degree, also wants to commence a course on the skills of managing hospitals. “Doctors may be very good in the diagnosis of the disease of a patient but at the same time, they need to have knowledge of the resources available with the hospital. The state government is also taking a lot of steps for management of hospitals,” he said. The institute’s second campus at Rajarhat will be ready by 2019 which will enable the institute to begin innovative courses.
Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. David Polinchock has worked in the virtual reality (VR) and experiential advertising space since the 1990s, and he’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly for using VR and augmented reality (AR) to create marketing events and experiences. At the Propelify 2017 Innovation Festival, he gave a talk about three big ways technologists, marketers and companies need to improve their use of VR and AR to create amazing experiences in the future.Related: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Will Find Its Way Into Your Life in 2018 and Beyond1. Include elements of the real world to create a more engaging VR experience.“How many times have you seen a VR setup that includes a table, a chair and a head seat?” Polinchock asked. “Where’s the sense of falling into the story?” Instead of just focusing on the tech, Polinchock wants companies to use real-world elements in their VR setups to enhance the total experience. Polinchock offered up a few creative, low-budget ways companies could incorporate physical elements of the real world into a user’s VR experience. For example:A tourism board wants a user to experience a particular beach. Craft a VR experience where the user sits in a sandbox and smells sunscreen while wearing a headset.A VR experience that takes place in the woods? Try adding a few potted plants to the room with the VR setup, so when the user walks around, branches occasionally brush over their cheeks or arms.At a VR experience about conquering fears, users in head seats “walked on a ledge” in VR — and in actuality, Polinchock recounted. Users stood on a small ledge, a few inches off the ground, with their back to a wall, while also walking a ledge on a super-tall building in VR.Related: What Are the Legal Issues That Stare at Augmented/Virtual Reality?2. Possibilities for the future of AR.To Polinchock, AR is a totally different world than VR. The key to creating a great AR experience? “We don’t want to walk down the road and see virtual billboards jumping at our faces. But, we do want interesting information that helps us get through the day,” he said. A few exciting possibilities he sees for AR include:A building plaque that pops out diagrams and text with significant historical information about a siteWalls, statues or monuments that relay information, key dates and importance of a site or artworkFacial recognition technology that could remind you of where you met someone or of pertinent info like a birthday, job, or other details that would make networking easier3. Complete the experience.Polinchock used to work as a character actor at Disney, and he credits Disney for fully immersing their visitors at the theme parks. “Even when you’re waiting in line, you’re fully in their world,” he said.Polinchock finds companies using VR for marketing experiences often don’t give users a similarly immersive experience. “If someone doesn’t know how VR works, don’t just drop them into the room. Because then, they’ll go into an experience, don’t get the whole story, and then don’t think the tech works,” he said.Related: This Vital Storytelling Principle Is the Key to Producing Great VR and AR ContentRather than just plopping a headset on someone, Polinchock wants companies to educate users in advance on what they should expect to see, hear and feel from the VR experience — before the experience begins. By fully prepping users of the possibilities of the VR experience awaiting them, more users will have truly relevant, engaging and informative VR experiences. Watch highlights from Polinchock’s talk at the 2017 Propelify Innovation Festival. What do you think about the future of AR and VR? Follow @propelify on Twitter for more on innovation and entrepreneurship. Visit our website to sign up for a complimentary Propelify Insider membership to receive future access to our full video library of incredible content and talks from innovators and entrepreneurial changemakers. 4 min read April 1, 2018