Survival skills and New Policy in focus for Earthquake Week

first_img Recommended for you Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force #MagneticNewsMedia#EarthquakeWeek TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 9, 2017 – It is Earthquake Awareness Week and today, the Director of the Disaster management and Emergencies, Dr. Virginia Clerveax gave media interviews to share what will happen and what we should know when it comes to earthquakes… for example what do we do when or if an earthquake strikes: D C H… Drop, Cover and Hold on.   “The easiest thing if you’re indoor, we’re asking persons to drop under a table or a hard surface, cover their head and their torso if possible to prevent further injury, and hold on to whatever they can hold onto cause’ the building will be shaking.”Coincidentally, on Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago recorded a 4.3 magnitude earthquake and last Wednesday, the Dominican Republic had a quake which measured 3.8 on the Richter scale.    Dr. Clerveaux admitted that earthquakes are peculiar for the TCI, but a study reveals a moderate chance for earthquake activity.  The aftershocks from Haiti, she says, in 2010 proved it.   “After the Haiti earthquake, they had over forty five aftershocks, and aftershocks were reported in Grand Turk and South Caicos which resulted in the Turks and Caicos being under a Tsunami watch.  So that is where the who inspiration came from for us to begin to take earthquakes as a hazard seriously in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”Among the activities this week is a table top session where the draft Earthquake Response strategy will be finetuned.  Haiti commemorates that horrific earthquake on January 12, it is said 1 million people were displaced and as many as 300,000 people died.‘Don’t wait, be prepared’ is the theme for Earthquake Awareness Week in the TCI.center_img Related Items:#EarthquakeWeek, #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Tesla Model 3 launches in China with high price tag

first_img Tesla More From Roadshow 50 Photos The Tesla Model 3 has officially launched in China, but they’re a smidge expensive for now.While Tesla has been taking orders since January, the first vehicles are finally making their way to owners. The first two versions made available were Tesla’s most expensive: The all-wheel-drive Model 3 Performance costs 560,000 yuan (about $83,000), while the long-range AWD version costs 499,000 yuan (about $74,000).That’s just a bit pricier than the US, where the Performance costs $62,000 and the long-range AWD variant costs $51,000. However, Tesla is now also taking orders in China for a long-range variant with rear-wheel drive, coming in a bit cheaper at 433,000 yuan (about $64,000). That version is no longer offered in the US. All three variants on Tesla’s Chinese Model 3 website estimate a delivery in March.Building cars in the US and shipping them to China is expensive, not even accounting for vehicle tariffs that have risen as the trade war between the two nations continues. Prices should come down once Tesla launches its factory in Shanghai, though. The company has already found a plot of land for it, and it will be responsible for the Model 3, in addition to the Model Y SUV that will share its platform. Tesla’s production estimates for its Shanghai factory have wavered between 250,000 and 500,000 cars per year.It’s unclear if Tesla plans to introduce the cheaper midrange battery pack in China. In the US, it costs $44,000 and offers about 50 fewer miles than the long-range battery (264 miles vs. 310). It replaced the RWD long-range variant as the cheapest Model 3 on offer — until that fabled $35,000 short-range version finally decides to show up. Tesla said that version is estimated to arrive in the first half of 2019, but it’s already pushed that goalpost back in the past. Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Comment Share your voice Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Electric Cars Car Industry Teslalast_img read more

Yellow Metal Loses Sheen Indias Gold Obsession may Finally be Over

first_imgReutersIndia’s traditional bullion investment is on a decline due to slipping prices of the yellow metal amid a weak global trend. The constant fall in the price of gold over the past year has shaken the faith of the Indian buyer– one of the biggest consumers of gold and other precious metals.Currently, gold is being sold for around ₹27,000 per ten gram.Gold reached its highest at ₹35,074 per ten gram in August 2013, but then onwards the bullion prices have slipped steadily aided by weak prices overseas and a strengthening rupee.Indian bullion expert Harish Galipelli from Inditrade Derivative and Commodities Ltd. told Reuters that India’s demand for gold will largely remain unaffected mainly due to traditional reasons such as offering gifts and decorating Hindu temples.”But as the banking network expands and literacy rises, people in rural areas will explore other investment products like mutual funds and bank deposits. The mindset is slowly changing.”Gold is the second-biggest item on the import bill after oil. According to Reuters, if the nation’s love for gold fades away, it would help India’s external deficit.Equities:The investment demand for gold declined by 67% in the June quarter from a year ago to 49.6 tonnes, according to World Gold Council (WGC). Industries and WGC have estimated that demand for this precious metal would halve to 190 tonnes in the current year. Investment demand in India was 37% of total 2013 gold sales.Indian gold exchange-traded funds have suffered 15 straight months of outflows. On the other hand, Indian stock indices have been recording high, while $50 billion has flowed into mutual funds in the financial year starting from 1 April which is six times more compared to previous year.Shifting Sentiment:A decade of steady surge in gold prices till August 2013 led investors to buy this expensive metal, but the scenario is changed now.”The 11-year rally in gold prices created a perception that they will only go up. This price fall has broken that conviction,” Reuters quoted Prithviraj Kothari, vice president of the India Bullion & Jewellers’ Association.”During uncertainly, people chase gold. Now, since we have stability, economic growth will revive. It will ultimately push up the stock market and real-estate prices,” Kothari added.Moreover, a major push by the BJP government for every household to get a bank account under the Pradhan Manti Jan Dhan Yogana scheme could take the focus off gold investments.Five Reasons: Why Investors are selling gold? ReutersA major reason for the gold nosedive is RBI easing import restriction on gold, reported NDTV.Easing of Import Restrictions by RBI led to a decline of ₹800 in gold prices on 22 May this year. The apex bank expanded the number of private agencies that can import the precious metal while allowing banks to provide gold loans to the sector.Anticipation of Price Dip by bullion traders: Nation’s current account deficit slipped more than half to $32.4 billion in FY14 from $88 billion in FY13. The rupee also strengthened which helped the cost of imported gold decline and gave more space to ease import restrictions.Seasonal demand: Generally gold demand in India surges during festival or wedding season. Falling investment demand: Total demand during January to March in 2014 slipped by 54% at 44.7 tonnes from 98 tonnes in the same quarter last year, according to World Gold Council. Analysts opined that, with Indian stock markets surging, interests in gold as an investment asset is likely to remain gloomy.Decline in Global gold priceslast_img read more

Road crashes in two dists claim 4 lives

first_imgRoad accident logoFour people were killed in separate road accidents in Naogaon and Sirajganj districts on Friday morning.In Naogaon, two mango traders were killed after a truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw from behind in Sapahar upazila.The deceased are Abdul Salam, 27, son of a certain Majed Hossain, from Bakrail Bishnathpur village in Sapahar upazila and Hiron, 30, son of one Siddik Bepari from Borochar Samaiya village in Bhola sadar upazila.Police said Salam and Hiron were going by an auto-rickshaw to a zero-point area of the upazila to buy mangoes from wholesalers.A Chapainawabganj-bound rice-laden truck knocked the auto-rickshaw from behind as soon as they got into the vehicle in Godownpara area around 8:00am, leaving the two traders dead on the spot, the law enforcement said.Police have seized the truck but its driver managed to flee the scene, said Sapahar police station officer-in-charge Shamsul Alam Shah.“We are processing to file a suit in this connection,” he added.In Sirajganj, two people were killed and 23 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch by Dhaka-Bogra highway in Bhuiyanganti Bazar area of Raiganj upazila.The deceased are Jahir Uddin, 35, son of a certain Nazim Uddin, and Abu Bakar Siddiq, 34, son of Abbas Ali, resident of Saidpur village in Thakurgaon district.The Dhaka-bound ‘Mirpur Paribahan’ bus from Thakurgaon fell into a ditch around 10:30am after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving 25 people injured, said Hatikumrul highway police station officer-in-charge Abdul Quader Zilani.The injured were rushed to Raiganj Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared the two dead, he added.last_img read more

Video The Creativity Quiz With Kinder Baumgardner

first_imgI’ll be honest. I’m trying something new. After a discussion on whether traffic can be beautiful, I had a couple of post-interview questions for Kinder Baumgardner. He’s a landscape architect for SWA Group, a firm that’s changing international urban landscapes.Houston’s Buffalo Bayou? Yep. They were a part of it.So, I had to pick Kinder’s brain on his creative process. Watch our short Q&A in the above video.WHO’S NEXT? What Houston-based innovators do you want to see featured next? Give me your suggestions in the comments or tweet them with #Imaginarium.SUBSCRIBE As always, you can keep up with all new episodes of Imaginarium on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel. Sharelast_img