Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 4, 2016 – The UK tells its pregnant citizens not to travel to South Florida as the CDC for the first time in history issued a warning for travel within the United States. And today Magnetic Media learned that the US has now added the Turks and Caicos Islands to its advisories regarding the Zika Virus.The US Embassy in Nassau over the phone confirmed to us that they are monitoring very closely these islands, and have in the meantime recommended that their US Citizens traveling to or residing in the TCI enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or STEP. This allows citizens to get US updates and makes it easier for the US consulate to contact them, as American citizens in the event of an emergency.Meanwhile, in Florida the CDC has named a 100 square mile area, north of Down Town Miami – Windward – as a Zika stricken zone due to 15 confirmed cases of local transmissions; which means mosquitoes are passing along the scary virus to residents there.Meanwhile, in Florida the CDC has named a 100 square mile area, north of Down Town Miami – Windward – as a Zika stricken zone due to 15 confirmed cases of local transmissions; which means mosquitoes are passing along the scary virus to residents there. There has been concern by residents that the five cases in TCI were not more immediately reported; during House of Assembly debate last week, the Health Minister, Premier Rufus Ewing explained what factored into the delay in reporting. But that explanation does not take away the local population or a tourists’ right to know.The Centers for Disease Control explains in the Mandatory Reporting of Infectious Diseases by Clinicians document that, “Reporting of cases of infectious diseases and related conditions has been and remains a vital step in controlling and preventing the spread of communicable disease. These reports are useful in many ways, including assurance of provision of appropriate medical therapy, detection of common-source outbreaks and planning and evaluating prevention and control programs.”There has been no update since the initial report of five confirmed cases in the TCI; we still have no idea what island, which part of the island or if there are more cases waiting to be confirmed. In the US, quite a contrast, as the CDC has been so specific in reporting the infested area of Florida that it has narrowed it down to square miles, tells that there are 15 confirmed cases, and advises its citizens and guests to the country not to go to the Winward District. Related Items:CDC issues warning for travel within the U.S, U.S embassy encourages their citizens to enroll in STEP program, updates slow to come on Zika cases in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
News Twitter Taylor Swift’s “ME!” Video Breaks Records taylor-swift-brandon-uries-me-breaks-youtube-vevos-24-hour-streaming-records Taylor Swift & Brandon Urie’s “ME!” Breaks YouTube & Vevo’s 24 Hour Streaming Records Swift released the track last Fri., April 26, along with a playful candy-colored visual, which she co-directed with fellow GRAMMY winner David Meyers Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs May 2, 2019 – 2:08 pm GRAMMY-winning pop star Taylor Swift has broken yet another record. Her music video for “ME!,” which features Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, now holds Vevo’s record as the fastest video to reach the 100 million views.Via a press release, Vevo revealed the visual hit the 100 million mark in just 79 hours following its release on Fri., April 26. The video replaces Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” which hit the mark in just under four days, following its Nov. 30, 2018 release. Vevo notes that Swift’s own “Look What You Made Me Do” previously held the No. 1 spot, following its 2017 release.More: Taylor Swift Delivers New Song “ME!” Featuring Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie”ME!” also broke Vevo’s record for the most views in the first 24 hours, hitting 65.2 million views at that point. That number (all Vevo videos are hosted on now YouTube) also gave Swift the No. 1 spot on YouTube held by a solo artist and a female artist. At the time of this writing, 6 days after its release, the video has earned over 126.9 views. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1121628001353908225 Facebook https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/1122306245313138688 The candy-colored video has had the Swifties buzzing with excitement, not just for its joy-filled scenes but for all the fun surprises and Easter eggs she hid throughout. Not only is the adorable kitten that Urie gives her in the video now her newest family member, she also hid the otherwise-yet-to-be-revealed name of the album and second single in the video, which she clued fans into the following day on Twitter.It was directed by Swift and GRAMMY winning video director Dave Meyers, who is known for his stunning music videos, including Travis Scott and Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” Grande’s “God is a woman” and Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.;” which earned them both a GRAMMY for Best Music Video at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.”Taylor has consistently demonstrated the ability to break records on Vevo. She continues to expand upon a deep history of incredibly striking audio-visual work. Likewise, director Dave Meyers continues a storied career as one of the premier music video directors in our industry. On behalf of the Vevo family, we congratulate Taylor Swift & Republic Records on yet another historic accomplishment,” JP Evangelista, SVP of Content, Programing & Marketing at Vevo wrote in the press release. Email Swift co-wrote the song with Urie—her first time collaborating with him—and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Joel Little, who earned a win at the 56th GRAMMY Awards for his co-write on Lorde’s breakout hit “Royals.””‘ME!’ is a song about embracing your individuality, and really celebrating it, and owning it. With a pop song we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people’s heads and I just want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves,” Swift said in a recent interview.Ariana Grande, BTS, Taylor Swift Make Time’s Annual “100 Most Influential People” ListRead more
Seven tire-shine products. Let’s put them to the test. Brian Cooley/Roadshow Believe it or not, there was a time when detailing your tires was strictly for hot rodders and low riders. Then, in 1979, a little known product called Armor-All was sold to medical giant McKesson (best known for opioids today) and, with a lot of marketing muscle, it convinced us all that we need to dress our tires after a wash. Amazon VRP is Vinyl and Rubber Protectant and hits to more bases than just tires, so it deserves your consideration in that it does a lot while taking up less space in your detailing drawer. We found it delivered a higher level of shine than some other products, and held up well in a wash. It’s a lotion, not a spray nor a gel, and the only product we tried in that form. Trinova’s spray tire dressing is among the more expensive ways to dress a tire, but its coverage was even and offered a couple variants of a high shine look, depending on your technique when applying it. See at Amazon See at Amazon Tags Comment Neither a gel nor a spray Amazon A sloppy shine that tries too hard Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel 11 Photos Car Guys and Chemical Guys products were virtually identical in my experience, both in application ease and shine results, but also in being near the top of the price range. Armor All is much cheaper than both, but doesn’t deliver quite as high a shine. Best tire shines compared Amazon Original Armor All spray (not high shine or any of the other derivatives) went on easily, gave a great sheen that wasn’t quite a gaudy shine, and looked barely changed after a basic wash. Overall, it still shines in the category. Best overall at a very competitive price See at Amazon See at Amazon See at Amazon Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Cooley On Cars How To Video A good shine that stays sharp after washing 7 tire shine products compared Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous High shine, but a gaudy, messy look Car Guys Tire Shine Spray More From Roadshow Is Meguiar’s tire dressing better than Armor All? See at Amazon Share your voice Car Culture Trinova Tire Shine Spray Amazon A solid product you can get various looks from We didn’t have good luck with Meguiar’s gel at all. Like the Armor All gel it went on unevenly, still looked that way a week later, and remained looking sloppy even after a wash. It had most of those unfortunate characteristics in common with the Armor All gel, but Meguiar’s seemed to attract more dust and grime. See at Amazon Armor All spray Amazon 1 Which tire shine is the best value?There’s a huge range of prices in the huge range of products to make your tires look good. From the cheapest (either of the gels) at 37 cents an ounce to the priciest (Car Guys spray) at almost a dollar an ounce, we found price doesn’t correlate tightly with results. The tire shines we compared differ widely in cost, with gels being the most affordable. Prices shown are from Amazon as of Aug. 17. Brian Cooley/Roadshow Aside from delivering very good overall results, Armor All Original spray came in at the lower end of the price scale. That made for a pretty compelling story that Armor All Original is the best overall tire dressing of the seven we tried, though it may disappoint you if you’re looking for a very high or very low shine. Armor All 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Much more than just Armor AllToday there are dozens of tire-shine products that overshadow Armor All, but are they better than the original? I set out to find out, acquiring a used set of Pirelli
A woman walks past a logo of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) painted on a wall outside its office in Kolkata, India. A delay in payment of July salaries to BSNL staff has intensified speculation about the timing of the public sector telecom player’s privatization.REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriThe failure to pay the staff of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) their salaries for July has triggered fresh speculation about the privatisation of the public sector telecom providers.Industry observers claim the government’s focus shifted to BSNL and MTNL after speeding up the privatisation procedures of national carrier Air India. The government has ordered Air India to freeze all appointments and promotions, setting the field for the privatization process.For the first time after Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept back to power, BSNL reportedly failed to pay its 1.76 lakh employees on time. The two public sector units (PSUs) had delayed salaries for February until mid-March due to a financial crisis. The BSNL had then said that it used its internal accruals to clear the pending salaries.The government, during its earlier stint, had held back sanction to the public sector telecom player for introducing 4G services, handing a major advantage to private-sector competitors. The government has also dithered on a decision to allow its participation in the imminent 5G trials.While BSNL chairman and managing director PK Purwar said that employees will get the July salary this week, an employees’ union leader said that no information had been shared by the management about early salary payment, according to PTI. “Salary for the month of July has not come. There is also no information when will it be credited,” the report quoted the All India Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) convenor, P Abhimanyu, as saying. BSNL has continued to lose customers to private-sector competition as delayed government decisions have blocked the updating of its services.Facebook/ ReutersPurwar told the news agency that employees would get the salary in this week. “Funds are being arranged through internal accruals,” Purwar said. BSNL has 1.76 lakh employees across the country and MTNL about 22,000 employees.This is for the first time that the two public sector companies have defaulted on paying the staff on time after the new government took charge. The BSNL needs Rs 750 crore to Rs 850 crore for salaries while the MTNL needs around Rs 160 crore. The report said the MTNL Human Resource and Enterprise Business director Sunil Kumar said the company was in the process of collecting some dues after which the salary would be paid on a priority basis “very soon”.
Comcast should shift its focus to buying Sky while Disney takes the rest of the 21st Century Fox assets that are the focus of a bidding war between the media giants. That’s the view expressed by Moody’s Investor Service in a report issued Friday about the debt ramifications of the escalating battle between Disney and Comcast.Moody’s, the debt rating agency, sees a compromise approach to carving up Fox’s assets as the best outcome for the debt ratios of Disney and Comcast. Comcast and Disney have both fielded offers for the bulk of 21st Century Fox. Comcast separately has made a $31 billion offer to buy out all of Sky, the European satellite platform. Fox at present owns 39% of Sky, a stake that is included in Disney latest $71.3 billion deal for Fox. Popular on Variety “This could also provide an opportunity, however, as Disney and Comcast could agree on an asset swap in which Comcast receives the 39% equity in Sky from Disney and Disney receives the 30% equity in Hulu from Comcast, alleviating the governance issues that could arise with split ownership of these assets,” Moody’s wrote.If Comcast were to acquire both Fox and Sky, it’s debt-to-earnings ratio would hit a high 4.4 multiple, Moody’s estimates. If Comcast buys only Sky, its debt load would be a more manageable 2.9 times earnings. If Disney were to buy both Fox and the remainder of Sky, its debt load would hit a 4 times earnings multiple, which is still on the high side. If Disney were to buy only Fox, the ratio would be 3.5 times earnings, according to Moody’s.Although Sky and its reach in the U.K. and Europe is a big part of the attraction of the Fox deal for Disney and for Comcast, Moody’s observers that Disney is likely to face pressure to pay more for Sky now that Disney has raised its bid for all of Fox, including the 39% stake in Sky. By U.K. law, Disney will have to make an offer for the remainder of Sky if it succeeds in buying out Fox’s stake. To complicate matters further, Fox is also trying to close its long-pending deal to buy the remaining shares in Sky, although that has been complicated by the competing bid that Comcast put on the table in April.Moody’s suggests that Disney would be wise to let Sky land with Comcast.“We believe both Fox and Sky are transformative assets on a standalone basis that would better position both Disney and Comcast in the face of changing consumer behavior around consumption of content,” Moody’s wrote. “A scenario in which Disney were able to acquire Fox, and Comcast were able to acquire Sky would be the most desired outcome for bondholders of all companies and likely avoid one or the other becoming one of the world’s most indebted non-financial corporations. However, the desirability of most of the important Fox assets, as well as the lack of other comparable targets, means rational minds will need to triumph over emotion so that both companies’ equity holders and bondholders come out winners.” “From a strategic standpoint, we believe a Disney-Fox marriage edges out a Comcast-Fox combination,” Moody’s analyst Neil Begley wrote in the report. “Disney’s ability to monetize intellectual property across all of its lines of business is second- to-none in the industry. A Comcast-Sky marriage makes strategic sense because both are pay-TV providers and Comcast is a cable distributor first, content company second.”The Moody’s report suggests that Disney and Comcast could do some horse-trading of assets as part of the resolution of the bidding war that has been brewing since last fall. The Fox sale will also include Fox’s 30% interest in Hulu, the streaming platform which Disney and Comcast also hold 30% stakes — meaning that Disney or Comcast will wind up with a majority interest in Hulu if either of them prevail in acquiring Fox.Moody’s suggests that Disney could trade the 39% stake in Sky that it will inherit from Fox for Comcast’s 30% stake in Hulu. The complexity of these ownership interests could provide the building blocks of an agreement. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15