Southwest coming to TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSouthwest Airlines announced yesterday that service to TCI will begin in November, 2017. The service, which is still pending government approvals, will operate between Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Providenciales is the airline’s 16th international destination while Southwest will become the 11th international carrier to operate at PLS. The addition of TCI comes amidst Southwest’s continuing Caribbean expansion. In December, 2016, the airline launched flights to Cuba and earlier this year increased the frequency of it’s Puerto Rico routes. Chief Executive Officer of the TCI Airports Authority, John Smith said this decision follows fours years of lobbying by the TCI Tourist Board and the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association. Southwest Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation for authority to operate to TCI from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. #MagneticMediaNews#SouthwestAirlines Related Items:last_img read more

Guiseppe Marotta in talks to become Inter chief

first_imgGuiseppe Marotta is set to join Inter Milan as part of a boardroom revamp at the club.The Former Juventus chief executive has traveled to Suning’s headquarters in Nanjing, China to hold meetings with Inter Milan majority shareholder Zhang Jindong and his son, Steven Zhang.Zhang was confirmed the president of the Nerazzurri at the end of last month, succeeding Erick Thohir.Marotta is believed to have travelled to discuss his proposed role at Inter before putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Despite the arrival of the former Sampdoria CEO it is understood that Sporting Director, Piero Ausilio will retain his position at the club, while chief football operations officer Giovanni Gardini and managing director Alessandro Antonello will also keep their jobs.Marotta is free to speak to other clubs after his contract with Juventus was terminated at the end of October.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Italian is widely credited with being instrumental in the revival of the Bianconeri’s fortunes over the last decade.His impact in Turin led to speculation he could take up a similar position in England, with Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal believed to have been monitoring him.However, when asked about his future earlier this month, Marotta insisted he was keen to remain in Italy.“I will not go abroad,” he said, as quoted in Goal.“Italy represents the best, of sport and more. For my part there is the will to stay here. I intend to continue my business in this country.”last_img read more

Allegri says Juventus is a team full of champions

first_imgThe Bianconeri is the only team in the Italian Lega Serie A that has not lost a single match this seasonJuventus has now 14 consecutive matches without losing in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.The Bianconeri is the only team in the competition that has yet to lose.And for coach Massimiliano Allegri, his team is made up of champions.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“This is a team made up of champions and men of character,” Allegri told ESPN.“To win you must have the desire to make a race more, to gain an extra centimeter, you must have the humility to put yourself on a par with the opponents on the physical plane and these players have it.”“We started a difficult month in the best way,” he added.“December will be important, at the end of the month we can make an initial assessment. But from here to May, it’s long.”last_img read more

Communications Industry Spending to Beat GDP Growth in 2012

first_imgThanks largely to better-than-expected spending in the digital sector, the overall U.S. communications industry is projected to grow another 5.6 percent in 2012, reaching almost $1.2 trillion and beating GDP’s 4.4 percent growth, says a new report from private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The report, called the VSS Forecast Mid-Term Update, is a companion piece to VSS’s annual Communications Industry Forecast and finalizes spending data from the just-past year and updates the first-year data from the previous annual Forecast—in this case, the 2011-2015 study. Going forward, the Mid-Term report will be released at the end of the first quarter each year.Digital spending has lifted all boats among the six sectors VSS tracks. In 2011, communications industry spending actually grew 4.2 percent, just beating last year’s forecast of 4.1 percent for the year. As mentioned, 2012 is expecting 5.6 percent growth, and by 2015 VSS is now predicting that total spending will reach $1.419 trillion at a 5.7 percent CAGR, slightly better than the 5.5 percent CAGR from last September’s 2011-2015 report. The boost digital spending has given the industry is significant if only because it’s had to work pretty hard to do so, especially for sectors that are tied to more traditional revenue channels. In fact, the more aligned a segment is with digital the better its forecast. “If you’re not playing in that game to be able to take advantage of the enormous audience expansion potential of digital and mobile devices, then you’ve got an arm tied behind your back and you have a delivery diseconomy in terms of print product inefficiencies compared to content delivery digitally,” says VSS co-founder and general partner John Suhler. (Disclosure: Access Intelligence, Folio:’s parent company, is a portfolio company of VSS.) The Pure-Play Consumer Internet & Mobile services category, for example is expected to grow 18.1 percent from 2011 to 2012. Consumer Magazine Publishing, however, is expected to remain flat at .8 percent growth for the same period. Exploding the consumer category out a bit more broadly to VSS’s Traditional Consumer Advertising Media sector—which includes broadcast television, newspaper publishing, consumer magazine publishing, broadcast & satellite radio, local consumer directories and out-of-home media—the 2010-2015 CAGR was kept at 1.9 percent because of  a deeper than expected decline in print advertising that digital spending will help offset, but not cure.The b-to-b side of the equation is looking much better. The Targeted Media sector, which includes direct marketing, branded entertainment, outsourced custom content, pure-play consumer Internet & mobile services and b-to-b media has been revised upward from 7.7 percent growth in 2012 to 8.1 percent. The 2010-2015 CAGR has also been upgraded from 7.9 percent to 8.4 percent, reaching $278.4 billion, thanks to digital, including e-custom publications and b-to-b e-media and the pure-play consumer Internet & mobile services segment.By itself, b-to-b media is expected to grow 5.5 percent in the 2011-2012 period. “Over the next five years it’s going to be 6 and change,” adds Suhler. “And that compares to GDP of about 4.8 percent over the five years. That assumes the rate of decline lessens for print and also as print becomes a smaller portion of the total mix, and that the more positive elements of live events and digital continue to grow.”While the consumer magazine category is a fraction of GDP growth, at least it’s positive. Suhler notes that consumer magazines, from 2005 to 2010, were at a negative CAGR of 2.6 percent, that has essentially bottomed out and VSS is forecasting a modest CAGR of 1.5 percent. “The reason we’re thinking that’s going to improve is we still think at the end of the day the content matters. All the consumer publishers are hard at it to find and experiment with mobile and digital platforms. What they have to their benefit is rich content.”last_img read more

Hubble spots dropdead gorgeous spiral galaxy tucked into Leo

first_img 29 Photos Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Hubble reveals soul-wrenching view of the distant universe Wild Hubble Triangulum Galaxy image is telescope’s second largest ever Now playing: Watch this: Watch mice adapt to microgravity aboard the International… 1:44 Boost Mobile See it See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET NGC 2903 is located a brisk 30 million light-years away. Hubble captured the glamor shot while imaging around 145 nearby disk galaxies. “This study aimed to help astronomers better understand the relationship between the black holes that lurk at the cores of galaxies like these, and the rugby-ball-shaped bulge of stars, gas and dust at the galaxy’s center,” ESA said.This close-up view of a spiral galaxy offers a nice counterpoint to another Hubble image released this week: the Hubble Legacy Field, a view of the distant universe that encompasses around 265,000 galaxies. They may look very different, but they both have the power to stir the human soul. $59 at eBay HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 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. Share your voice Post a comment $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review 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). Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. 7 Best Buy NGC2903 is a very photogenic spiral galaxy. ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho et al. Next time you glance up at the constellation Leo draped across the night sky, think about how there’s so much more going on there than the few twinkly stars we can see with the naked eye. NASA and the European Space Agency shared a Hubble Space Telescope image this week of galaxy NGC 2903. It’s a poster child of a spiral galaxy that’s located in Leo the lion. Look at its graceful curving arms and glowing center. It’s the Idris Elba of galaxies. I would pay good money to see NGC 2903: The Movie. ESA is also in love with spiral galaxies, waxing poetic on their features: “These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust, creating truly awesome scenes.” Read the Rylo camera preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Angela Lang/CNET Tags Sprint $299 at Amazon Hubble looks to space 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. Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) The Cheapskate Hubble wows with stunning space images Apple iPhone XS 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy 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. Share your voice $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo 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. Sci-Tech $155 at Google Express Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $60 at 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. 0 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. 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 Read Google Home Hub review 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. $999 Rylo See at Turo $6 at Tidal $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 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. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It See It $520 at HP NASA Space,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. 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US Supreme Court backs Trump travel ban

first_imgDemonstrators chanting during a #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march “to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country” in Washington, DC. AFP file photoThe US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen while legal challenges to it continued.The third version of Trump’s travel ban, unveiled in September, drew immediate challenges in federal appeals courts in Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco, California.Plaintiffs argued that the measure targets Muslims in violation of the US Constitution and did not advance security goals as the government claimed.The challengers convinced the lower courts to put implementation on hold while they and government lawyers fight out the legality of the policy.But the Trump administration, which says the ban is crucial to protect US national security and deter terror attacks, secured strong support from the Supreme Court in a 7-2 vote to let the government move ahead while the appeals continue.“We are not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President’s proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism,” the White House said.“The proclamation is lawful and essential to protecting our homeland. We look forward to presenting a fuller defense of the proclamation as the pending cases work their way through the courts,” it added.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, criticized the ruling.“This decision ignores the very real human consequences to American citizens and their families abroad imposed by President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0,” said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri.The Supreme Court justices said they expect the lower appeals courts to expedite their decisions, leaving open the possibility that the policy could return to the Supreme Court in yet another legal challenge to the White House.The San Francisco court will hear the case on Wednesday and the Richmond court on Friday.Open-ended banThe ban also covers people from North Korea and a selection of senior officials from Venezuela, but its main focus is travelers from the six mainly Muslim countries.Trump has battled to implement a travel ban since just after he became president on January 20, after having repeatedly promised during last year’s election campaign to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.Those promises have undermined the administration’s argument in a series of court challenges that its policy is not Muslim-focused but rather based on security needs.After Monday’s court ruling the Department of Homeland Security said: “the administration’s common sense travel restrictions on countries that do not meet basic security standards and do not share critical information with us about terrorists and criminals are designed to defend the homeland and keep Americans safe.”The initial ban was to be for 90 days, ostensibly to give the US and the targeted countries time to implement tougher and more thorough vetting procedures for visitors.After rolling court battles, the 90 day ban was finally allowed in June. Meanwhile, vetting for US-bound travelers from every country has intensified.But when the six-country ban expired in September, the administration sought to replace it with an open-ended ban, with Chad added to the list while Sudan was removed, and North Korea and Venezuela appended as well.Immigration and civil rights activists maintain it still essentially targets Muslims, which would violate the US Constitution’s guarantees of religious rights.When Trump last week retweeted three video clips from an extremist British group that vilified Muslims, his critics said it supported the idea that his immigration policies were anti-Muslim.“President Trump’s anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret-he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.“It’s unfortunate that the full ban can move forward for now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims. We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones.”last_img read more

SL to discuss Indias plan to establish bridge tunnel

first_imgSri Lanka’s new cabinet will soon discuss an Indian proposal to establish a sea bridge and an underwater tunnel to connect its Tamil Nadu state to the island nation.Cabinet spokesperson and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Xinhua news agency on Tuesday that the Indian government had discussed the proposal with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his recent trip to New Delhi and the matter would be put for discussion to the Cabinet soon. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortIndia has proposed to construct a sea bridge and an underwater tunnel for both road and rail transport that would connect Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with Sri Lanka through the Palk Strait.According to media reports, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown interest to carry out the socio-economic feasibility study for this 23 km project. It is estimated to cost about $5 billion.Currently, the missing link of narrow corridor of about 23 km is serviced through makeshift ferry service.last_img read more