zoom Thailand-listed dry cargo ship owner Precious Shipping has cancelled the final Ultramax newbuilding order at China’s shipyard Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering.The company said that the final shipbuilding contract for hull a 63,345 dwt bulk carrier was automatically terminated on May 31, 2017 as Sanfu was not able to fulfil one of the conditions precedent.Precious Shipping, which placed an order for the new ship in December 2013, said that no refunds are due and payable to the company as there were no advances paid to Sanfu.With the latest cancellation, the shipowner finalized its newbuilding program with Sanfu with six delivered and four cancelled shipbuilding contracts for Ultramax vessels.In April 2016, Precious Shipping decided to cancel three shipbuilding contracts at Sanfu due to the expected delay in delivery following several settlement agreements with the yard.
Login/Register With: Advertisement LOS ANGELES, CA – Christopher Broughton, who is a producer at 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Moxie Motion Pictures Inc., has announced that Actress Aida King has been cast for the Movie, LIVE. The Hollywoodsuspense thriller will be filmed in the Philippines, Thailand and the US. Aida King will join what will be an A -List cast for the production ofthe film. Christopher Broughton, in casting Aida King, said, “There is a need for more diversity in the talent that is being groomed for film and television.Aida King’s screen test was nothing short of a success and as an emerging acting talent and we look forward to developing her on screen, as she can transform into so many different looks and ethnicities.” The tall sultry and strikingly beautiful, multi lingual, Toronto Canada Native of Philippine ancestry, for her part, has come from relative obscurity to be cast in what will most likely be her breakout role in Hollywood and relishes the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry. Her previous experience was in short movies, but since her screen test, she is now up for supporting roles in several feature films that are currently in development or pre production in Hollywood.About Christopher Broughton Mr. Broughton is working with 20th Century Fox & Franklin Entertainment as a producer on the upcoming feature “The Boy Who Knew Too Much.” Previously he served as Development & Operations Associate of Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx’s Foxhole Entertainment where his main focus was to evaluate, strategize and assist with the development of projects and business operations for the day-to-day management of various film, television, music and new-media projects being developed under the Jamie Foxx/ Foxhole Entertainment banner. He is also a senior adviser of international productions at the independent Ace Studios, located in mainland China. He has also recently received a special “Recognition Award” at the International Emmy’s in China for decades of work in film and television bringing the East and West together in producing content for a global audience. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 6, 2017 – Nassau – Two murders in four hours in Nassau as Police report that overnight a shooting victim died in hospital. They are searching for two suspects in connection to that crime which happened around 9pm. It is said the man was standing at convenience store on Rosedale Street, off Mackey Street when two men emerged from a truck, with handguns and shot him. They sped off in a green, single cab Ford Ranger. The killing earlier on Whit Monday holiday happened on Okra Hill at the home of the victim, shortly before 5pm. The man was found lying dead on the ground in front of his home and he too was shot. Police need help in solving these matters. Police also arrested a Brazilian man for possession of $4,000 in counterfeit US money. The man was staying at a hotel on Paradise Island and Police, following a lead arrested the man in his room. It is when officers found the Brazilian to still have a large amount of counterfeit currency in his possession. That arrest happened yesterday also. And, a woman was taken into custody after throwing a corrosive chemical on her husband; the man is critical in hospital now. The pair was arguing at their home on St. Alban’s Drive on Sunday around 3pm. Police say investigations into the matter, and all others are ongoing. #MagneticMediaNews#husbandcriticallyinjuredbywife#Bahamascrimereport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Bahamascrimereport, #husbandcriticallyinjuredbywife, #magneticmedianews
Simplifying (and clarifying) the purchasing process—regardless of newsstand–and finding new ways to effectively market among the crush of new apps being launched is critical for publishers to succeed, according to speakers at MPA’s Digital E-Reading conference today. In a session called “Choosing the Right App Model for Your Band,” NYMag.com, Macworld, Consumer Reports and The Knot shared lessons from early attempts at creating paid apps. The typical approach across the industry right now is offering a paid iPad app for the magazine while developing free ancillary apps for that brand across multiple devices. Primary apps for Macworld include AppGems, which plucks appropriate magazine and Web content that works in a smartphone format. Macwold initially charged $2 for the app, which features content in small forms for phone, which allowed freedom to experiment with advertising. Macworld Daily Reader is an iPad app that bridges the gap between Web site and monthly magazine. Editors curate XML feeds for daily updates. “This is more like the magazine, in that it gets away from the ‘firehouse approach’ of the Web where we have 30 new stories each day and it uses the same typefaces and a similar layout as print,” said Jason Snell, editorial director of Mac Publishing. “The target is someone who wants more than the monthly magazine but not the fire hose of the web.” Consumer Reports offers a smartphone app called Mobile Shopper that lets users scan products in-store, offer prices online and in vicinity. In keeping with CR’s reliance on paid content, they set a high price point of $9.99. However, “We’ve been hearing from users that this isn’t going to work for something that they hold in their hand,” said Jerry Steinbrink, vice president of publishing at Consumers Union. “Dropping to $4.99 has been moderately successful.” However, the price change requires a specific marketing approach. “If we tell them in the App Store that Mobile Shopper is available for a couple days at half price, we get good response. If we just cut the price, there is no change in sales.” Steinbrink said that most CR subscribers are in their mid-60s, and want an iPad experience that is similar to the magazine, which offers a free sample for download and an upsell for the regular issue. He added that CR plans to launch data-driven app products for the enthusiast market in the near future. The Knot has been early to apps, launching its first in 2009. Its approach has centered on very community-oriented apps, allowing brides to talk among themselves. Similar apps such as PregnancyBuzz followed a similar approach, but require more management than typical apps, according to director of mobile and social media marketing Kate Ward. “It can be a difficult launch with the real-time aspect and we had to set up moderation for each app to make sure quality is up to standard,” she added. Marketing Apps: The Apple Dilemma Generating buzz around apps can be difficult with the flood of new apps being launched and the limitations Apple puts on publishers. Snell said that the Macworld Daily Rader originally was pitched as a subscription product but was rejected when Apple changed its subscription policy without informing the publisher. “Now we’re having to back into subscription pricing,” he said. However, offering an app for free does have some advantages in visibility and introducing people to the product. “Being free can be a good thing because it gets you on the app charts,” Snell said. “You can let 300,000 people try it, and then maybe they’ll buy it.” Consumer Reports does e-mail blasts and advertises its apps in its publication, while NYMag.com doe its own app-specific updates and notifications. Snell said MacWorld is considering Apple’s push technology notification. When it comes to publishers just getting started with apps, Snell acknowledged his bias but said that the iPhone is a good launching pad. “The iPhone is good for getting your feet wet. You’re talking about one development firm, one screen-to-aspect ration.”
Chris Monroe/CNET Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop. The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need. Check it out 👇 pic.twitter.com/xa2aZfO4Qd— Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) July 11, 2019 “Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop,” it wrote. “The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need.”Right now, Google’s News tab aggregates a bunch of news stories together in a list that’s basically designed to fit as many links on the screen at once. The new version will spread them out more and give you a better sense of what you’re looking at before you click, along with grouping strands of news on the same topic together. The company launched its three-year Google News Initiative in March 2018, kicking off a global partnership with news publications to help highlight the most accurate information possible, especially during breaking-news situations. First published at 4:23 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:58 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Share your voice $999 Google,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. The Cheapskate See it Sarah Tew/CNET 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. 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags 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. Read Google Home Hub review Amazon Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 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. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tags 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. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy 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. See at Turo 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview 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). $59 at eBay 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. 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. Share your voice See It Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Rylo $155 at Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 7 See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET $210 at Best Buy 5 See It Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo 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. Sarah Tew/CNET See It $999 $6 at Tidal Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP Best Buy 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Internet Services DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comments Google’s giving its News tab a refreshed layout. Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images Google is updating the desktop version of its News tab to make it more obvious which outlet you’re reading and make the headline more prominent — basically making it look a lot like the search giant’s main news site. It showed off the refreshed look in a tweet Thursday. 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. $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20)
Vehicles moving at a junction in New Delhi on Jan 23, 2017.IANSAutomobile companies Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL), Hero Motocorp and Ashok Leyland are expected to report good growth in July volume sales while others are likely to witness a fall. The data will be interesting as it will be the first month after the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST).In June, domestic car sales dropped 11.2 percent despite companies luring buyers with discounts. Therefore, on a sequential basis, the July growth rate is likely to be high for some companies.Also read: Turning around Tata Motors domestic business need of the hour: N ChandrasekaranAn estimate by brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities (NBIE) on Monday said MSIL is likely to post double-digit growth (~14 percent) in domestic car sales on a year-on-year (YoY) basis while Mahindra and Tata Motors could report a fall in their passenger vehicle sales. “We expect good growth in car and two-wheeler segments. July 2017 retail sales are expected to be weak because of strong sales witnessed in the previous month, but despite this we expect decent sales growth in case of two-wheelers and passenger vehicles as they face inventory build-up ahead of the festive season,” Gaurant Dadwal and Vivek Sarin, research analysts at NBIE said in a note.The biggest spike is expected in volume sales for MSIL on a sequential basis, though the YoY growth is likely to be modest, others could end up a fall. “In the car segment, we expect MSIL to report 14 percent YoY growth in sales, but witness a sharp MoM growth of 47 percent as the company went for plant shut down in June 2017. For Mahindra & Mahindra, we expect its automobile division’s sales to decline 4 percent YoY,” they wrote in their note.Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland are expected to post around 10 percent growth in their commercial vehicle (CV) sales while passenger vehicle volumes could witness a decline for Tata Motors.In the case of two-wheelers, Hero Motocorp and TVS Motor Company are likely to report around nine percent growth while Bajaj Auto could end up with a flattish trend, according to the analysts. Nirmal Bang Institutional EquitiesAt around 12.40 pm, shares of MSIL were trading 1.23 percent higher at Rs 7,715.80 apiece, Tata Motors was up 0.29 percent higher at Rs 447.60, Ashok Leyland was almost flat at Rs 109.40 and Hero Motocorp was up 0.23 percent higher at Rs 3,640.
A Chittagong court on Tuesday granted bail to 10 school teachers out of 13 accused in a sedition case filed with Banshkhali police station in this year, reports UNB.Chittagong district and session judge Helal Chowdhury passed the bail order, said lawyer Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul.The court also rejected the bail petitions of three other teachers in the case.According to the court sources, the accused compared the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the chairman of a local union parishad Liakat Ali, also a BNP leader, in the question paper of a class IX interim exam of those schools.The conscious people of the area noticed the matter first and protested it on social networking sites and local media before they informed the matter to upazila administration, sparking off a huge public criticism.Following this, sub-inspector M Nurul Anwar of Banshkhali police station filed a case against 13 teachers of different schools on 14 June.However, all of the accused granted an eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court in the case.On 23 August, the 13 teachers of secondary schools in different upazilas of the district surrendered to a local court upon completion of the interim bail and filed bail petitions again.However, the court sent them to jail rejecting their bail petitions.