The New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet LongLego Makes Building Sets Accessible to the Blind Stay on target The countdown has begun! The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is just days away (July 20). It’s going to be quite a celebration, and Lego wanted to contribute in a big way.A very big way — as in life-sized. The Lego crew designed and built a faithful reproduction of the space suit worn by Apollo 11 astronauts when they set foot on the lunar surface back in 1969.What does it take to create a brick-built tribute the Apollo 11 crew? It starts with building a team that has the right stuff. Lego assembled a group of 10 designers and master builders for this project.Once the design has been finalized, it’s time to gather supplies and start building. This statue required a whopping 30,000 Lego bricks — 15 times as many as it takes to build Lego’s awesome, 1-meter tall Saturn V rocket!Interestingly enough, those 30,000 bricks stick to a pretty limited palette. The build uses just 10 different colors.So what do you do with a life-sized Lego Apollo 11 astronaut statue? You take it to the anniversary party, of course. Lego will be taking part in the four-day Apollo celebration being hosted by the Smithsonian from July 18th to the 20th.If you’re planning to drop by the National Mall in DC to check it out, you’re in for a real treat. Lego will actually let visitors help construct another massive build during the Apollo 50 Festival.Yes, you could be lucky enough to assist Lego’s builders in the creation of a gigantic tribute to space exploration: a 20-foot-tall version of “a critical component to the next phase of Mars exploration.”Lego is also helping to celebrate Canada’s role in the moon landing. On September 2, they’ll debut the tallest Lego rocket ever built at the Ontario Science Center. It will be built from 80,000 bricks and is going to stand 11 feet tall. It’s even going to feature light and sound effects… and will have a built-in smoke machine.More on Geek.com:Lego Launches Stunning 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11Best Space Documentaries to Stream Before Apollo 11 AnniversaryRelive Apollo 11 Moon Landing With NASA’s Restore Mission Control Center
Videos Articles Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New “WWE Day Of” features behind the scenes of last month’s RAW Reunion WWE issued the following statement on Thursday evening giving an update on Kevin Nash and his current status with the company. As reported on Wednesday, all charges against Nash following his Christmas Eve arrest have been dropped.“Now that Kevin Nash’s legal matter has been resolved with all charges being dropped, his “legends” contract has been immediately reinstated.”No word on if Nash will be added back to the RAW Reunion show this Monday in Dallas.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Roman Reigns is in Remission Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FL Videos Articles Kurt Angle Google+ Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash reveals he recently underwent stem cell treatment Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Cesaro
Google+ Ronda Rousey WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Alfred Konuzwa sent this new interview in on Forbes with WWE Divas Champion Charlotte.On Not Allowing Ric Flair to outshine her:For one, he’s my parent in crime, that’s what I labeled him as, but when I heard they were going to pair him with me, I really kind of got nervous.I looked at my dad as one of the greatest talkers of all time, and I was like ‘oh no they’re putting with him, and I need a mouthpiece,’ and obviously I have to share the stage every week with, in my eyes, the greatest of all time. People are probably like ‘she’s just thinking [she’s] walking out there with [her] dad.’At work, I don’t see dad, I see him as my manager and he’s my co-worker. I don’t want him to steal my spotlight, so it really forced me to get deep and own this heel turn that has really just given me life on the main roster and separated me from the Divas Revolution when I first started as just kind of a babyface, Ric’s daughter. I really took it as a challenge, and wanted to get better in all aspects and I’ve always felt more comfortable being a heel to begin with.On Bringing back the Women’s Championship:I think changing it to Women’s Championship would be great. It’s 2016 now. We’ve had the Divas Championship for how long now? And I just think NXT is the Women’s Championship, I find no reason why the main roster couldn’t change itObviously there’s a lot of branding that goes along with it we’ve had the Butterfly belt. The term Divas is special to WWE, and the fact that, for instance myself, I wouldn’t look at myself as your typical Diva. Strong, athletic—strong is the new skinny, however you want to look at it—being able to have all these attributes as an athlete and be called a Diva I think it’s great but I would like the name Women’s Championship.Forbes.com: Charlotte Talks Outshining Ric Flair, Bringing Back Women’s ChampionshipRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Videos Articles Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Becky Lynch Pinterest Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Twitter WhatsApp New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Facebook Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next
A Vancouver man who was originally charged with raping a woman was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser related charge.Dontae J. Smith, 21, previously entered a Newton plea in Clark County Superior Court to indecent liberties without forcible compulsion, which allows a defendant to acknowledge that a jury could find him guilty of that crime but not admit to guilt. He originally faced a charge of second-degree rape. Smith also pleaded guilty to second-degree theft.He and a co-defendant, Luis A. Carranza, 24, of Vancouver, are accused of raping a then-19-year-old woman in the back seat of a car parked in the 100 block of Southeast Columbia Way. All three were passengers in the car, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court.Carranza is scheduled for trial Sept. 25.The woman reported that the men sexually assaulted her multiple times in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, 2016. She said she repeatedly told them to stop and to get away from her, the affidavit states.Both the front seat passenger and driver, who had been down by the river when the alleged rape occurred, identified Smith and Carranza as being passengers in the car. They also told police they later found blood in the back seat, court records said.
A Washougal woman who slashed a Vancouver police officer’s face with a steak knife as he was detaining her was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison.Mariah C. Dickison, 27, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon in the July 31 incident.She originally faced first-degree assault, but the charge was amended as part of a plea agreement. The agreement required Dickison to stipulate to a sentence longer than the standard sentencing range of 27 to 32 months.The judge followed the parties’ recommendation and sentenced Dickison to 40 months, which includes a 12-month deadly weapon enhancement.Shortly before 10 p.m., Vancouver police were called to an assault at the Royal Plains Apartments, 4517 N.E. Plains Way. Someone flagged down the arriving officers and pointed in the direction of Dickison, who was carrying a large metal sign that she pulled out of the ground, according to an affidavit of probable cause.When she saw the officers, she turned and ran. The officers chased her about 200 meters and then deployed a Taser to try to stop her, but it had no effect, the affidavit said.Dickison tripped and fell. The officers tried to grab her arms, but she was swinging them wildly and hit Officer Matthew Hoover in the face. He later realized he had been stabbed on the left side of his face, court records state.
WASHINGTON — Pay raises, the U.S. economy’s Achilles’ heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking.Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest pace in eight years, evidence that low unemployment is forcing some employers to pay more to keep or attract workers. The question is whether the gains will endure and spread throughout the economy.U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate stayed at a low 4.1 percent for the fourth straight month, the Labor Department said Friday. But investors saw the wage growth as cause for concern. Higher pay could help swell inflation and spur the Federal Reserve to quicken its pace of interest rate increases in coming months.The 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.83 percent, from 2.79 percent before the jobs report was released. And the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 666 points, or 2.5 percent, partly on the prospect of sharply higher rates and partly on poor earnings reports from Google’s parent company Alphabet, Exxon Mobil and Chevron.“Everyone has been rooting for wage growth, but be careful what you wish for,” said Josh Wright, chief economist at recruiting software company iCIMS.
From the muddy construction site of a new affordable housing facility on Fourth Plain Boulevard, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell recalled a trip to Vancouver a few years ago that was an inspiration for her to work for an increase in the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit.“I was so moved to go that close to City Hall and see literally streets of people in homelessness conditions that might make you think that we were living through the Great Depression instead of just our big recession,” the Washington Democrat said Friday outside Meriwether Place, a housing facility for people coming out of homelessness and needing mental health services, which is set to open in June. It was built in part with low income tax credits.“The only thing that looked different is that they were in modern-day tents instead of the conditions people faced during our Great Depression,” Cantwell said.Cantwell and a group of state and local affordable housing advocacy organizations celebrated the tax credit boost and explained how it will facilitate the construction of more affordable housing around Washington.“These projects … are so important because they give people affordable options where affordable options don’t exist,” Cantwell said.Cantwell and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017, as part of the $1.3 trillion spending package Congress passed in late March.
A 26-volunteer team from a local mission group spent the past week rebuilding two homes in Puerto Rico in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.From July 7 to 14, the volunteers from Vancouver and CenterPoint Church in Long Island, N.Y., worked in Ponce, on the southern coast of the island, restoring the top story of one family’s home and gutting a second residence damaged by water and termites.It’s a small step on the long road to recovery after the September 2017 hurricane ravaged the U.S. territory, causing an estimated $90 billion in damage and leaving millions without electricity, water or cellphone service.The trip was organized by Forward Edge International, a Vancouver-based Christian nonprofit that focuses on rendering “Phase II” aid to deserving communities, said Wendell Robinson, the group’s senior program officer.“Whenever there’s a natural disaster of some sort — earthquake, hurricane, these types of things — we are positioned to respond after Phase I responders have demobilized,” Robinson said.
SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper’s patrol car and then leaped off the bridge.The trooper tried to grab and hold the man but failed.The Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Unit retrieved him 42 minutes later and brought him to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Seattle police are reviewing the case.
West Ham United legend Paolo Di Canio has described his stunning goal against Wimbledon in the Premier League as “perfect” on it’s 18th anniversaryWhile playing in a league game against Wimbledon, Di Canio scored one of the most iconic goals ever seen in the history of the Premier League to help West Ham to a 2-1 victory on March 26, 2000.The West Ham website have since announced that the goal “was named the greatest in Boleyn Ground history and honoured during the stadium’s closing ceremony”.Speaking to the club website, Di Canio reflected on his legendary strike.“The Wimbledon goal was very good!” he said. “The delivery was a typical English delivery, you know, as it was a delivery that started and arrived quickly.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“In an instant, I saw this ball arrive and I did a bicycle volley instinctively and the percentage of the difficulty is 99%. But, if you see the change in the air, it is a harmony that only the dancer can have.“I can understand in England why they show this because it was pretty much a perfect strike.”On this day in 2000, Paolo Di Canio scored this beauty! pic.twitter.com/wwAAY6cNic— 90s Football (@90sfootball) 26 March 2018
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes that he does not have to prove himself to either the club or the England national teamThe defender has struggled to replicate his strong performances from Chelsea’s title winning campaign from last season and found himself benched by Antonio Conte in the club’s key matches against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona.But Cahill returned to the starting line-up in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Southampton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and produced a fine performance, as Conte’s side booked their place for the final at Wembley against United on May 19.During the last international break, Cahill was omitted by England head coach Gareth Southgate in favour of then-uncapped duo James Tarkowski and Alfie Mawson for their friendlies against Holland and Italy.But the 32 year-old is unconcerned by the recent developments at both Chelsea and England.“I’ve been there before,” said Cahill, according to Goal.“I’ve been fortunate to have played the majority of the time I’ve been at this club. I’ve enjoyed success and I feel like I’ve been a big part of success – not just involved in winning trophies but involved heavily.“So I feel I can contribute when I’m out there. But it’s the manager’s decision.”Despite the setbacks this season, Cahill maintained that he was always certain that he would rediscover his best form.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Every time you come out of the team I know you don’t just disappear, you don’t just become a bad player overnight,” said the centre-back.“Form, if you ride it out, means you come back to the level you should be at. I thought I played well against Southampton, did well against Burnley [Chelsea won 2-1 at Turf Moor last Thursday].“I realise that’s the situation for everybody, I realise the manager has decisions to make and I realise maybe I’m not getting any younger – far from it. But I’m fit and ready to go.“I don’t have to be going out with nerves, feeling that I have to prove things to everybody. I think I’ve done that before if you look over my career – playing in the Champions League, playing in the Premier League and playing for England.“If I’m happy with the way I’m playing that’s good enough for me because I know I’m at the level I should be. I’m my worst critic when I’m playing.”Cahill is hoping to end Chelsea’s difficult campaign on a high by winning the FA Cup and then aims to make his second World Cup appearance with England this summer.“This is what playing football is all about – trying to reach finals and trying to lift trophies. We have the opportunity to do that now,” he added.“Let’s see what happens at the end of the season. We’re into the final now, the World Cup’s coming. Let’s wait and see.”
England captain Harry Kane has revealed that Brazil great Ronaldo was one of his main sources of inspirations during his youth along with David Beckham and Teddy SheringhamThe 24-year-old revealed that he would watch clips of Ronaldo in action during his youth days on YouTube.“Brazilian Ronaldo was one guy [I watched], though our games weren’t that similar,” he told Thierry Henry in a Sky Sports interview.“Just the way he moved, the way he finished, the goals he scored — he was great.“You could just sit there for an hour or so watching all his best clips. He was a striker that I really admired. I think a lot of people did. He was one of the first ones I looked at and thought: ‘Wow. He’s a goal-scorer, I want to be a goal-scorer.’“That’s what I wanted to become and that’s why it’s so important to work on all different types of stuff in training to try and mould yourself into the best striker possible.”The Tottenham forward admitted that he was a big Beckham fan back in the day, but it was another former Manchester United star in Sheringham that he would have loved to have played alongside with.“I loved David Beckham growing up, but in terms of strikers, I’d say Teddy Sheringham — I loved Teddy.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“As I was getting more and more into football, his career was coming to an end but I’ve watched a lot of clips and he was very smart, had a football brain, knew when to drop, when to run in behind.“I’m quite similar and I’d say we’d have had a good understanding of when one goes, the other one drops and so on. I’d love to have played with him.”England boss Gareth Southgate has recently named Kane as the captain of the national side for the upcoming World Cup.It marks quite the turnaround for the former Arsenal academy reject, but Kane insists that he always had the belief within himself that he could succeed.“I never thought it wasn’t going to happen but there were times when I thought it was going to be tougher than [it was for] others.“People know I went out on loan and there were good spells, bad spells and there was times where it was tough because there were times I wasn’t playing in the Championship, thinking to myself that I’m so far away from the England team, how long is it going to take me to get there?“I always stayed focused and believed I could — it was just a matter of working hard and that’s what I did.”
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes that Kylian Mbappe can fill the void when Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi quit.Mbappe was instrumental as France won the World Cup this summer. He is also on the shortlist for the Golden Boy award. An award he has won before, he would make history as the first player to win it twice if he were to win again this year.The PSG forward is highly rated in world football and has been widely tipped to take over the reins from Ronaldo and Messi some day. A belief that Peter Schmeichel holds too.“I think it was very significant that on the same day Ronaldo and Messi left the tournament (2018 FIFA World Cup), I think Mbappe stepped up in the game against Argentina,” Schmeichel told CNN, via The Express.“The way he played in that game. The run that led to the penalty.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“How easily he just brushed people off and the way he treated the ball.“We always knew he was a great player but to be so young and do that in such an important game, it was like he stepped up onto the scene and said: ‘Listen I’m ready now’.“I think everyone will be keeping a very, very close eye to him to see how he performs.“He had a really good World Cup and I think he’s definitely one of the next to step into that space that Messi and Ronaldo will leave in five years or two years or whenever that is.”
Frank Lampard was inducted into the Legends of Football Hall of Fame on Monday nightThe Chelsea legend, who now manages Derby County, was presented the annual award at an event in London.Lampard’s former England team-mates David Beckham and Steven Gerrard have also been inducted in the past along with the legendary Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson and Brazil great Pele.“It’s a real honour for me to receive the Legends of Football award this year,” Lampard said in a video on the Football Legends website.“Just seeing my name mentioned among those past winners is something to cherish.”Lampard spent the majority of his playing career at Chelsea, where he won several major honours along with three Premier League titles and the Champions League.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The former midfielder managed a club-record goal tally of 209 strikes and added a further 150 assists in 640 games across all competitions for Chelsea.Lampard also had spells at Manchester City and MLS side New York City in the latter stages of his playing days before retiring in 2016.Frank Lampard Honoured With An Induction Into Football Hall Of Fame https://t.co/jxCo9EziUJ pic.twitter.com/aD9fo4CEZJ— ONTV NIGERIA (@ONTV_NIGERIA) October 9, 2018
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has defended his challenge on Napoli forward Dries Mertens suggesting it was not a malicious attempt.The Dutch defender was booked in the first half for a challenge on his Belgian opponent, as while he did win the ball he hit Mertens on the shin with his studs up.The Reds will miss the defender in the next round due to suspension meaning the likes of Dejan Lovren or Joel Matip will deputise.Carlo Ancelotti felt it “could’ve been a red card”, but the defender insists there was no malice.Van Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“I don’t think it was a bad challenge at all,” Van Dijk told Football Italia via ESPN.“Unfortunately I touched him, but I would never go in to hurt him or anything like that.“I had the ball and obviously [with] the wet pitch you slide through and I touched him, but that’s football.”
Former Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has backed Jermain Defoe to give Rangers the edge over Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.Defoe is expected to complete an 18-month loan move to the Scottish club from Bournemouth this weekend, having been frozen out at the Vitality Stadium.Darren Bent was a team-mate of Defoe’s at Tottenham Hotspur and saw first-hand just how dedicated the 36-year-old is to his game, insisting the striker could get a call-up back into the England setup.“I think him going to Rangers gives them the edge,” said Bent, according to DailyMail. “He’ll be something they’ve not seen for a long time, probably since Marco Negri.”“He’s someone who can score goals. I know Jermain and he looks after himself. The main thing is he’s in there, he’s 36 and he’s hungry.”Darren Bent wants Tottenham to sell Eriksen Taimoor Khan – July 24, 2019 Eriksen has already stated his desire to leave the club this summer and the former striker says that the club can buy two really…“Even though he’s in the twilight of his career, he’ll have a point to prove. In his mindset, he’ll want to score goals for Rangers if there’s a chance of him getting back in the England squad.”Asked if Defoe would withstand the physicality of the Scottish game, Bent replied: “100 per cent. Even though he’s quite small, he’s strong.”“People up here won’t have seen anything like it for a long time because he’s an unbelievable finisher. He’s ruthless, wants to score goals and that’s what Rangers need. Him coming up here gives them the edge.”“He’s still sharp and you watch him when he plays for Bournemouth, when he gets the opportunity, he’s still as sharp as anything.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 26, 2016 – The Toastmasters Club of the Turks and Caicos welcomed seven new Executive Members in an installation ceremony held at the Vix, a week ago today. Outgoing president, Sanfra Foster gave the keynote address and is a founding member of this chapter of Toastmasters. “There’s a passion and energy, from the then area director Sherry-ann Batson convinced me that yes, Toastmasters was indeed the playground to bring enrichment and nourishment to professional minds to motivate them to experience new levels of success.”Officers are Jacquiline Moe-Cox, President; Paul Coleman, VP of Education; Rose Hall, VP of Membership; Wence Martin, VP of Public Relations; Sheryl Mclaughlin is Secretary; Sanfra Foster now on as Treasurer and Arielle Williams is the Sgt at Arms. The organization is charged with providing supportive and positive learning experiences to be more effective communicators. Incoming President Jacqueline Moe-Cox spoke to leadership and the debate on whether they are born or made. “Great leaders are both born and made. I share the view that the bases for good leadership starts from the individual’s mindset. Inborn optimism and charisma will not take you very far as a leader if you do not have the desire to learn and grow.”TCI Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly on Tuesdays; (the 1st and 3rd) from 6-8pm at the Vix. Related Items:installation ceremony held at vix for 7 new executive members of the toastmasters club tci, toastmasters club turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 21, 2017 – Providenciales – A Brexit survey today revealed that the people of the UK want to continue free trade in the European Union but not free movement of labour. The progress of a British exit from the European Union is being shaped by the day and that is why for the TCI and other British overseas territories, there is ambiguity. Recently Premier Sharlene Robinson addressed media on the matter and said vagueness on how the United Kingdom will transition out of the European Union and where it places the TCI is nothing short of an uncomfortable position. The Premier and Finance Minister is recently returned from a European Union funding conference held in Aruba.The TCI may actually lose millions in funding if the UK does not decide to pick up where the EU left off. The Finance Minister was a part of a delegation which also included Deputy Governor, Anya Williams and which ended with the TCI being named Chair of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association.The Premier touched on some areas of concern. “With the British passport we are able to move through European Union member countries, that is a dialogue to happen, as well as the EU funding that we receive. What you will get from this government is that we will look at what budget support we will be losing, if in fact the UK doesn’t fund it directly to us. What I would have learned is that the UK itself had been supporting the EU with four billion a year, so direct support to the UK Overseas Territories shouldn’t hurt them at all.”The EDF 11, which is not under threat by Brexit, was signed by the Deputy Governor and Premier while in Aruba and means $14.6 million Euros or about $18.3 million dollars earmarked to Education; the first draw down is $3 million in December and will go toward a new school in Provo. “The ratio of student to teachers is unmanageable, and we have to really, if we’re going to change Turks and Caicos, we can’t leave any child behind. So those certainly those moneys will go to the building of a new primary school here in Providenciales, it will go towards the general programme enhancing quality of Secondary Education curriculum especially with the use of IT technology, it will also go towards qualifying our primary school teachers, additional training in that area to improve the response of the education offer to the labour market demand.”Money from EDF 11 will also support tailored educational curriculums and technical and vocational training development, both of which are touted projects of the PDM.#MagneticMediaNews#UKresidentswanttokeepEUtrade#TCImaylosemillionsinfunding#BrexitimpactonTCI Related Items:#BrexitimpactonTCI, #magneticmedianews, #TCImaylosemillionsinfunding, #UKresidentswanttokeepEUtrade Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Restoration of electricity service, which has been in full swing across the Turks and Caicos Islands since the passage of Hurricane Irma, is now being temporarily suspended to make way for preparations ahead of Hurricane Maria, FortisTCI (the Company) has announced. Hurricane Maria is expected to impact the Turks and Caicos Islands between this Thursday evening and Friday morning.The Company’s preparation for Hurricane Maria will occur simultaneously with temporarily wrapping up restoration efforts from Hurricane Irma. All restoration activities, including the assessment of Hurricane Irma damage on the island of Salt Cay, will be suspended as of Wednesday, September 20, until after the passing of Hurricane Maria.With Hurricane Maria now imminent, the 58-member Fortis team from Canada and Grand Cayman will move to a location away from Maria’s direct track. The team will return immediately after the “All Clear” is given, and the Providenciales airport reopens.FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “While the Turks and Caicos Islands may be impacted by another major hurricane, FortisTCI is hopeful that any delays in the restoration of electricity services caused by Hurricane Maria will be limited. The Company and Fortis Inc are doing everything possible to resume repairs and system rebuilding as soon as it is safe to do so. The local utility crews, joined by the visiting members of the Fortis Group, have done an exemplary job thus far, and they will be back on the ground in short order working to restore service to our customers and the Country. The restoration of electricity will play a major role in getting the TCI back up and open for business.”Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to the Company’s transmission and distribution assets across all islands. Early assessments indicated that more than 1,200 poles were damaged or destroyed. There was also widespread downed power lines and the loss of other critical equipment used to deliver electricity to homes and businesses.Despite many challenges, electricity has been restored to most essential services across the islands including airports, hospitals, emergency services, banks, grocery stores, gas stations and aviation fuel depots.On North Caicos, service to most customers was restored via the standby generator. Similarly, on Middle Caicos service to most customers in the Conch Bar area was restored by the standby generator. On South Caicos, service was restored to a few residential and commercial customers including some in parts of the town area. On Grand Turk, service was restored to the water plant, the airport and the prison. On Providenciales, crews continue to restore service to customers across the island daily.FortisTCI has worked expeditiously to restore service to as many customers as possible in the shortest amount of time. Overall, crews have restored electricity to nearly 4,000 customers to date. The Company would like the public to be cognizant that the electricity system will remain stressed and susceptible to failures from hurricane-damaged equipment and components for some time even as we work on rebuilding the system. Your patience is appreciated.You can find regular updates from FortisTCI on the restoration process on the Company’s Facebook page.Press Release: FortisTCI Related Items:
West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini is very pleased with how Robert Snodgrass has turned around his fortunes at the clubThe 31-year-old midfielder arrived at West Ham in 2017 from Hull City but struggled to make an impact.After spending last season on loan at English Championship side Aston Villa, Snodgrass returned in the summer upon Pellegrini’s appointment as manager.The Chilean then advised Snodgrass to lose weight and he has since been left impressed by what he’s seen.The Scotsman has since started eight of West Ham’s opening 14 Premier League fixtures with a further five substitute appearances.“I spoke with Snodgrass at the beginning of the season,” Pellegrini told reporters on the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It depended on what he wanted and I gave him some demands about his work. He’s a great professional player who has the desire to be here.”Another player capturing interest is summer arrival Felipe Anderson from Lazio, who has scored four goals in his last four outings.“I think Felipe is improving,” added Pellegrini.“He played a very good game and he knows more about what he should be doing and not doing. He is improving every game.West Ham will face Cardiff City tonight at the London Stadium with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).