Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 19, 2017 – The Methodist Church is gearing up for a major meeting, 205 years of the Bahamas & Turks and Caicos Islands Conference and yesterday plans were announced.Bishop Theophilus Rolle, as President of the Methodist Conference says the theme for the 205th BTCI Conference is “ Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of H.O.P.E. the acronym for Healing, Opportunity for Positive Expectations. #MagneticNewsMedia
Two children were killed in separate incidents of snakebite in Magura and Satkhira.In Satkhira, a schoolgirl died after she was bitten by a snake while sleeping in Shyamnagar upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased is Suprabha Mandal, 10, daughter of Sachchidanada Mandal, a lecturer of Bangla Department of Shyamnagar Government Mohsin College.Father of the deceased said family members rushed Suprabha to Shyamnagar health complex after she was bitten by the snake early in the morning, but the on-duty doctors declared her dead.Shyamnagar police station officer in-charge Abdul Mannan confirmed the incident.In Magura, an eight-year-old girl died from snakebite at Shimulia village in Sadar upazila on Friday, reports news agency UNB.Quoting family members, Magura Sadar Hospital doctor Muktadir Rahman said Shamima Begum, daughter of Kalam Mia, a resident of Shimulia village, was bitten by a venomous snake in her sleep at their home at night.She was taken to Sadar Hospital where duty doctors declared her dead.
Agitating workers are waiting for iftar. Photo: UNBJute mill workers in Khulna continued their strike on Friday demanding payment of outstanding wages, reports UNB.Production at the mills remained suspended today as well.”We blocked the road for four hours from 3:00pm today,” said Md Murad Hossain, convener of Jute Mill Workers League of Khulna-Jashore region.The workers threatened to go for countrywide strike if their seven-point demand is not met within Sunday.The latest protests started on 5 May.Workers’ wages of 11 weeks and other employees’ salary of four months have remained unpaid.Earlier, it was decided in a meeting with the jute ministry and Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation that the outstanding wages of the workers will be paid within 25 April. But the promise was not fulfilled.On 2 April, workers of state-owned jute mills observed a 72-hour strike in Khulna region to press home their nine-point demand.
This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple Inc for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car.Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from Tesla Inc, and talking with industry experts and automakers with the ultimate aim of learning how to make its own electric car, an auto industry source said last week.Around June 2014, Apple began aggressively poaching A123 engineers tasked with leading some of the company’s most critical projects, the lawsuit said. The engineers jumped ship to pursue similar programs at Apple, in violation of their employment agreements, A123 said in a filing earlier this month in Massachusetts federal court.”Apple is currently developing a large-scale battery division to compete in the very same field as A123,” the lawsuit read. The suit was reported earlier by legal website law360.com.Neither Apple nor A123 immediately responded to requests for comment and Apple has not responded to the allegations in the complaint. The company also sued five former A123 employees, who could not be reached for comment.A123 Systems is a pioneering industrial lithium-ion battery maker, which was backed by a $249 million U.S. government grant. It filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and has been selling off assets.Lithium-ion is a battery technology that can be used in applications from computers to airplanes, but A123 specializes in big batteries that can be used in big machines, including cars. A123 did not say what specifically the engineers worked on.It said in its lawsuit that the engineers who left were of such caliber that the projects they had been working on had to be abandoned after their departures. It also accused one of the five defendants, Mujeeb Ijaz, of helping Apple recruit among its ranks.”It appears that Apple, with the assistance of defendant Ijaz, is systematically hiring away A123’s high-tech PhD and engineering employees, thereby effectively shutting down various projects/programs at A123,” according to the lawsuit.”They are doing so in an effort to support Apple’s apparent plans to establish a battery division that is similar if not identical to A123’s, in competition with A123.”In its complaint, A123 said it believed Apple was looking to hire other battery engineers from companies including LG Chem Ltd, Samsung SDI Co Ltd, Panasonic Corp, Toshiba Corp and Johnson Controls Inc. None of the companies immediately responded to requests for comment.A123 added that former executive Ijaz also contacted its battery partner SiNode Systems on behalf of Apple. Ijaz’s outreach to SiNode “confirms that his work on behalf of Apple is at least substantially similar (if not identical) to his work at A123,” the filing said.SiNode did not respond to a request for comment.Trying to build an actual car would mark a dramatic shift for the maker of the iPhone and iPad. Apple often researches projects which are then discarded, but has so far mainly stuck to its core expertise in mobile and electronic devices.Whether it will build and release an electric car or a more evolved autonomous vehicle remains to be seen, the source told Reuters last week. But evidence is mounting that the maker of smartphones and other mobile gadgets is, like Google Inc, researching and developing next-generation car technologies.Silicon Valley is competing to create software to run self-driving vehicles, as well as services associated with autonomous driving, such as mapping, car-sharing and car recharging services.Data on LinkedIn, the professional networking site, shows that Apple has been siphoning up automotive engineers and experts, many with expertise in autonomous driving technology, at a significant pace.A search of LinkedIn profiles turns up more than 60 former Tesla employees now employed by Apple, including dozens of hardware, software, manufacturing and supply chain engineers. There are also a variety of ex-Tesla recruiters, retail or sales specialists, attorneys and product managers.Apart from the five defendants, at least six other ex-A123 engineers had moved over to Apple, according to their LinkedIn profiles, though with titles like “Technical Program Manager,” their duties at Apple are unclear.(Additional reporting by Sarah McBride; Editing by Peter Henderson, Lisa Shumaker and Stephen Coates) 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. February 19, 2015 Enroll Now for Free
Learn & earn rewards with Hotel Xcaret Mexico’s new agent platforms Tags: Agent Incentives, Mexico, Xcaret RIVIERA MAYA — Hotel Xcaret Mexico, an all-inclusive luxury resort situated by the Riviera Maya jungle, has launched two new agent platforms for both learning and rewards.The Xpert Course is an e-learning platform where agents will receive the content and tools needed to properly sell the hotel and grow their sales. It places special emphasis on the property’s ‘All-Fun Inclusive’ concept that includes complimentary access to Experiencias Xcaret’s eight nature parks and tours. Other topics covered in the course include the hotel’s unique design, its ‘all-view’ adult- or family-oriented suites, and its 19 restaurants and bars.The course is free and includes nine lessons detailing the hotel’s accommodations, restaurants and bars, MICE facilities, Corporate Social Responsibility program, weddings offering and more. Upon completion, participants can print their own certificate. Those eligible can also receive credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).In addition to the new course, the hotel has also launched Xcaret Rewards, an incentives program that allows agents to earn cash and free stays at the property.More news: Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckStarting Nov. 1, the program will grant registered travel agents cash prices of US$50 for every 3-5 night bookings, and US$100 for stays of six nights or longer. Agents in Canada and the U.S. with an IATA or CLIA number are eligible to enroll, and stays may be booked directly, through GD or a tour operator.As for Experiencias Xcaret parks and tours reservations, the Xcaret Rewards team has created a three-tier system in which agents will be eligible to receive free nights for up to two guests, based on the amount of guests booked to visit any park and/or tour.To enroll in Xcaret Rewards, go to xcaretrewards.com. Share Alex Keerma Thursday, November 1, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019