Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 11, 2018 – Providenciales – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police has appointed Takara Bain as new Communications Officer, taking over from Sergeant Kevin Clarke, who has been serving in that capacity, for the last three years.Bain, who is a Grand Turk native, boasts extensive public relations and communications skills, starting her career as a radio personality and news anchor for Radio Turks and Caicos. She has since held the position of Journalist and Anchor Woman for WIV Channel 4 News, Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the TCI Hospital and most recently, Head of Marketing for Digicel TCI.Acting Commissioner, Trevor Botting said, “Ms. Bain brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in public relations, journalism and marketing for more than ten years. Her addition to the RT&CIPF team is just one of the ways we plan to strengthen our community engagement and overall communications internally and externally.”Botting added, “The strategic priorities for the RT&CIPF include enhancing our engagement with our communities and building public confidence in the Police Force and Ms. Bain will take the lead on the communications element of this work.”Speaking on the new appointment, Bain said, “It will be a challenging role and I am very much looking forward to that challenge. There is a great deal of good work being done by the police and it’s important that it is communicated to the public”.Bain added, “This is a positive and progressive step and I look forward to a long and successful association with the Police Force”.Bain has a Baccalaureate Degree in Radio, Television and Internet Media from Lynn University in Boca Raton, and is currently pursuing an MBA in Marketing.Regards,Sergeant #166Gracebay Police PostRoyal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Success publishes roughly 200,000 copies monthly in the U.S. and Canada. Heisz said that, depending on the sell-through, Success will consider expanding its U.K. distribution.A Rocky PastVideoPlus acquired the rights to Success’ title, trademarks and logos in August 2007 after the company filed a lawsuit in federal court against the owners of the magazine, claiming trademark infringement.Success launched in 1891 as a personal development magazine but folded in 1924 following the death of its founding editor Orison Swett Marden. After being relaunched decades later, and having a number of owners over the years, the magazine folded for the second time in 2001.VideoPlus relaunched Success in November 2007. Since then, the company acquired the assets of Jim Rohn International and Your Success Store and their companion Web sites. Both are personal development companies specializing in catalog sales, speaker’s bureaus and public events. Success, the personal development magazine that has folded three times in its 118-year history, is about to see a new life again—this time overseas.Dallas, Texas-based media marketing and communications company VideoPlus—which publishes Success—said about 5,000 copies of the U.S. edition of the monthly magazine will be on newsstands at select WHSmith book and retail stores across the U.K. The initiative began with the magazine’s September issue.“We have several international subscribers who pay an international sub rate that have wondered where/how to get it in the UK.,” Success editor-in-chief Deborah Heisz told FOLIO:. “Also, the parent company has several European clients who would like the publication available for their teams.”
Prime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday distributed coveted Ekushey Padak-2019 among 21 eminent citizens for their contributions to their respective fields, reports UNB.The prime minister handed over the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, to the awardees or their family members at a function organised by the cultural affairs ministry at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.Professor Halima Khatun (posthumous), lawyer Golam Arif Tipu and professor Monowara Islam got the award for their role in the Language Movement.Subir Nandi, Azam Khan (posthumous) and Khairul Anam Shakil won the award for their contributions to music while Lucky Enam, Suborna Mustafa and Liaquat Ali Lucky for performing arts.Sayeda Khanam and Jamal Uddin Ahmed were honoured with the award for their contributions to photography and fine arts respectively while Khitindra Chandra Baishya was given the Ekushey Padak for his role in the Liberation War.Biswajit Ghosh and Mahbubul Haque were conferred the award for their research while Pranab Kumar Barua was awarded for his contribution to education.Rizia Rahman, Imdadul Haq Milon, Ashim Saha, Anwara Syed Haq, Mainul Ahsan Saber and Harishankar Jaladas received the award for contributions to language and literature.Each recipient got a gold medal, a certificate and a cheque for Tk 200,000.State minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid presided over the function.Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam read out the citations of the award recipients, while acting cultural affairs secretary Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal delivered the welcome speech.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Business intelligence, or BI, is changing the way small to mid-size companies are making decisions, and it is creating significant advantages for those that do it well. If you are an entrepreneur, you know how important information is when it pertains to decisions that involve the future of your business. Data-driven decision-making helps improve potential outcomes by reducing speculation in favor of analysis.Industry experts are all talking about the ways in which data and BI are becoming essential tools for all business owners. Peter Sondergaard of Gartner Research summarized the importance of BI when he said, “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.” Research firms like Gartner are not only predicting the importance of BI for decision-making purposes; they also think it can be monetized. A recent report projects that as many as 10 percent of companies will have profitable departments focused on “productizing and commercializing” the data they collect by 2020.Forrester, another research firm, found that enterprise data is an untapped resource for most organizations. It reported that a mere 40 percent of enterprise data is ever used to enhance operations. Organizations that can use that information to improve existing processes will likely see significant improvements in their strategies, and those that learn how to market and sell that data will achieve higher revenues. The following are three major trends business owners need to know to better leverage BI for their organizations.1. Self-service BI for small business.Until recently, big data was inaccessible for smaller organizations. But the rise of platforms that provide self-service BI solutions is allowing access to anyone who wants to evaluate the data that drives their business. Many organizations that leverage internal data collect it from multiple processes or departments, which makes it difficult to aggregate in a way that makes sense for everyone. This is especially challenging for large organizations that have much more data to process. The result is often data-centric blind spots that open the company up to significant risks.Related: Aggregate Data to Grasp the Whole Customer JourneyUday Hegde, CEO of USEReady, a company that works to help business leaders leverage data and analytics, explains how companies are consolidating these functions. “Businesses are shifting toward using application program interfaces (APO) to transfer their data to user-friendly applications. As a result, they can trade clunky dashboards for more useful apps. Converting to an app-centric approach empowers companies to make their data more interactive across multiple connected devices. Self-reliant solutions help businesses make data more actionable.”2. Data for visualization.The good news is data is becoming more and more useful, as there are more companies working to provide quality data visualization that is geared toward being accessible to even the less technical members of the team.Organizations like Tableau, Domo and IBM are all innovating at a rapid pace, aiming to gain market share by helping their customers improve the usefulness of their data. Tableau released its own predictions about where data analytics are headed in the coming year, highlighting visualization as the second most important development in big data.Why is visualization such a compelling method for presenting data? Hans Rosling, a scientist known for his videos depicting interesting data, explains in a TED Talk, “The idea is to go from numbers to information to understanding.” Data presented in compelling visuals helps guide the viewer toward comprehension.3. Security for data.As self-service applications begin to democratize data for organizations, and visualization helps more members of the organization access and comprehend crucial information, the need for securing that information increases. More people accessing and sharing data means more opportunities for proprietary data to leak, and more potential points for external attacks.Related: 4 Strategies Small Businesses Can Use To Avoid a Data BreachGartner estimates that by 2018 20 percent of organizations will be looking to develop sound data security governance plans to protect themselves from data breaches on the cloud. Those that fail to do so will likely encounter damaging security breaches and subsequent fallout.Firms like USEReady take an integrated approach, helping companies use business intelligence tools while creating plans for securing their data. Hegde explains, “BI systems in large organizations often create security challenges when not managed correctly. It is important for these businesses to evaluate their data infrastructure and create governance strategies to keep it secure.” Businesses that successfully integrate security into all data applications will help prevent the hardships that come from breaches.BI and big data have enormous potential for improving the quality of decisions and strategies. Companies that leverage self-service tools to collect and present their data to all members of the team will increase the number of informed decision makers and will likely see an increase in operational efficiency and business performance.Related: 4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Boosts Workforce ProductivityHegde reminds us that effective business intelligence, “empowers leaders to ask crucial questions, the answers to which will help them make better decisions about allocating limited resources, how to refine processes, and where to place people.” In doing so, business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders can identify opportunities for growth, while limiting the potential for risk. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 29, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read
March 31, 2017DOCOMOMO US National Symposium visits Arcosanti.The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.[photos by Leah-Ann Walker]The Fifth Annual Docomomo US National Symposium entitled “Modernism and Climate” is taking place in Phoenix, AZ from March 29. through April 2. 2017.It will look at how modern design approached desert climates creatively and how thos design strategies continue to be relevant in light of our search for sustainable solutions and what can be learned from those creative efforts.The only national event dedicated to all aspects of the preservation of Modernism, the symposium brings together world renowned designers, scholars, students and professionals from around the country.
Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will “skyrocket” in 2016, reaching 9.6 million units, according to research by IDC.Hardware revenues will hit roughly US$2.3 billion this year, driven by sales of key VR products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, while Augmented Reality (AR) hardware sales are tipped to ramp up over the next few years.Combined AR and VR hardware shipments will pass 110 million units in 2020, said the research.“In 2016 the first major VR Tethered head mounted displays (HMDs) from Oculus, HTC, and Sony should drive combined shipments of over 2 million units,” said Tom Mainelli, vice president for devices and displays at IDC.“When you combine this with robust shipments of screenless viewers from Samsung and other vendors launching later this year, you start to see the beginning of a reasonable installed base for content creators to target.”Lewis Ward, research director of gaming, said: “video games will clearly be the lead rationale for people to pick up an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR this year.“While there have been some launch window hardware shipment hiccups that must be addressed near-term, I’m confident that they will be ironed out before the holiday season. The addition of exciting new titles will lead to a new wave of VR HMD hardware interest among those buying for themselves or family members and friends.”