South African consumers’ rights in spotlight

first_imgMore consumer courts will be openedwhere South African consumers can taketheir complaints, when the ConsumerProtection Act comes into effect on 1 April.(Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library MEDIA CONTACTS• Sidwell MedupeDepartment of Trade and Industry+27 12 394 1650+27 79 492 1774RELATED ARTICLES• Launchpad to a billion consumers• SA consumers help rebuild fish stock• South Africa upbeat on economy• Cheaper phone rates for SANosimilo RamelaThe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has kicked off a month-long campaign to educate South Africans about their rights under the new Consumer Protection Act.The campaign will run throughout February 2011, with a special focus on rural areas where, the department said, people at times lack knowledge about their rights as consumers.“We have noticed that many people who are vulnerable are consumers who live in rural areas, where service providers take them for granted and render poor services or sell them harmful products,” said DTI spokesperson Bongani Lukhele.Through the campaign, the public will be educated on what their rights and options are when cancelling or renewing fixed-term agreements, such as property lease contracts.They will be advised on what processes to follow when cancelling bus or plane ticket reservations that have been made in advance. In addition, consumers will be given tips on how to assess the quality of goods before and after purchase, or on delivery.The campaign will also advise people on the correct procedures to follow when returning merchandise.The DTI’s Sidwell Medupi said they hope by the end of the campaign consumers in rural areas will be more aware of their rights and responsibilities, and be able to make informed buying decisions. He said they will also ensure that customers have access to information and resources to bring unscrupulous businesses to book.“I think this is a great campaign – we could all use some education on our rights as customers,” said Greg Carr from Bedfordveiw, east of Johannesburg. “I think businesses get away with way too much these days, and we need to know how to protect ourselves. People in rural areas are hardest hit because access to information and resources is sometimes limited.”Selina Zuma, from Emphuluzi in Mpumalanga, lives far from town. Her nearest supermarket often sells food that is past its sell-by date, and this has had an impact on her family’s health. “With little resources and information, we don’t know how to hold these supermarket owners accountable, and stop them from selling us outdated stuff.”Zuma said she thinks businesses operating in rural areas often take advantage of consumers. “Even though we do complain, they know we don’t have the means to take action so they show no urgency in changing the situation.”She said she hopes that through the DTI’s drive, she will be made more aware of her rights as a consumer and get information about who she can complain to if they are violated. “We’d like the department to set up places where we can go with complaints, where the companies can answer for their wrongdoing.”Lukhele said once the new Consumer Protection Act comes into effect on 1 April, consumer courts would be set up to deal with such cases.“Currently we have consumer courts in some of the provinces, but after the Act comes into effect, more will be made available,” he said.The Act will be implemented by the National Consumer Commission, which will investigate and, if need be, prosecute companies that are found to contravene the terms of the legislation.The commission is aiming to heighten consumer protection across business sectors within all municipalities, and improve consumer awareness and access to information.“During the campaign we will be putting emphasis on the right to choose, and the right to fair value and good quality,” said Lukhele.He said the implications of the Act will go beyond shops and service providers, and that “suppliers will also be held responsible for unsatisfactory products”.If retailers or suppliers are found to be non-compliant, they could ultimately be banned from operating in the country, Lukhele added.last_img read more

Jordy Smith captures Billabong Pro Rio

first_img20 May 2013 “This whole week was so tricky and it was one where you had your heart in your mouth whole time. I think I went out there and over-thought it. I got way too excited watching Jordy, Filipe, Adriano and Medina and tried airs and embarrassed myself. “The waves I had at the start didn’t really allow turns so I thought I’d go for airs and find waves that allowed turns at the end and it didn’t work out. Congrats to Jordy. He’s been surfing great this whole event.” “I knew I could win a World Tour event, but I had to prove to myself that I could do it away from South Africa. Semi-finalsMick Fanning matched his Billabong Rio Pro result from 2012 with a semi-finals finish. He looked deadly in his quarterfinals victory over ASP WCT rookie Sebastian Zietz, but was unable to find a rhythm against Smith in their semi-finals clash. ASP WCT TOP 5 SURFERS (Following Billabong Rio Pro)Adriano de Souza (Bra) 18 500 ptsJordy Smith (RSA) 18 250 ptsMick Fanning (Aus) 18 200 ptsKelly Slater (USA) 16 950 ptsTaj Burrow (Aus) 15 700 pts “This win feels unbelievable,” Smith said afterwards. “It’s another dream come true. The next stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) will be the Volcom Fiji Pro from 2 to 14 June. De Souza’s win at Bells Beach combined with his runner-up effort in Rio vaulted the hard-working Brazilian to the number one position over former rankings’ leader Kelly Slater, highlighting his chances of becoming the first-ever Brazilian ASP world champion. Final Gabriel Medina was in top form on the final day of competition, earning a perfect 10-point ride for a lengthy barrel-to-air combination in the quarterfinals. The high-flying Brazilian was equally dangerous in his semi-finals showdown with his fellow countryman De Souza, scoring a stout 17.50 out of 20 heat total, but it was not quite enough to see him through to the final and he had to settle for a share of third. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Smith now sits at number two on the ASP WCT Rankings. Highlights from the Billabong Rio Pro are available at http://wctbrasil.com/rio13 SAinfo reporter De Souza, the 2011 Billabong Rio Pro winner, went on a rampage to advance to his second career Billabong Rio Pro Final, eliminating 11-time ASP world champion Kelly Slater (USA) and goofy-footer Gabriel Medina (Brazil), but was unable to top Smith’s devastating form in the final. South Africa’s Jordy Smith captured the Billabong Rio Pro on Sunday, edging out home favourite Adriano De Souza in the final by a score of 17.80 to 16.34 in clean two-to-four foot (one-metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca. 1 – Jordy Smith (RSA) 17.802 – Adriano de Souza (Bra) 16.34 “It would have been good to go one better, but the semis is good,” Fanning said. “Thanks to the crowd and Adriano. He’s been ripping the whole event. Thanks to all of my friends and family for all of the amazing support.” Amazing runSmith’s run to the final was nothing short of amazing as the South African powerhouse defeated dangerous rookie Filipe Toledo (Brazil) and two-time ASP world champion Mick Fanning (Australia) en route to the final. Adriano de Souza 15.33 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 12.30Gabriel Medina 16.43 def. Adrian Buchan (Aus) 14.93Mick Fanning 12.50 def. Sebastian Zietz (Haw) 12.37Jordy Smith 17.76 def. Filipe Toledo (Bra) 14.07 ‘I got a couple of scores’“When the swell dropped against Adriano and he took to the sky, I knew I was going to have to do the same, but luckily I got a couple of scores.” RESULTS Smith attributed his success to his ability to adapt to both his competitors and the ever-changing conditions of Barra Da Tijuca. Quarter-finals Semi-finals Smith showed an incredible variety of technical airs and turns in the final, launching a massive straight frontside air for a 9.33 and a stalefish air-reverse for an 8.50 to top De Souza for the win. Adriano de Souza 17.64 def. Gabriel Medina (Bra) 17.50Jordy Smith 14.83 def. Mick Fanning (Aus) 8.26 ‘Congrats to Jordy’“I did my best out there and thanks to the crowd for being behind me 100 percent,” De Souza said. “Congrats to Jordy. He beat me in the final from start to finish. I’m so happy to be here representing Brazil. Jordy was the best out there today and congrats to him.” The third of 10 stops on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Rio Pro used the entire event waiting period, culminating in a high-performance showdown from the ASP’s top 34 amidst a bevy of barrels and ramps. Third ASP WCT winThe Billabong Rio Pro victory marks the third career ASP WCT event win for the 25-year-old and his first away from South Africa. “I knew it was going to be tough,” he said. “I was really nervous in the first heat against Filipe. Luckily I got through that one and when I came up against Mick I waited for better waves. last_img read more

February workshop addresses 4Rs on the farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Nutrient Stewardship Council will host a complimentary “4R Farming 4 Sustainability” educational workshop Feb. 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, providing farmers and agricultural retailers updates, perspectives and information on the 4Rs and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification.The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, such as the one responsible for the shutdown of Toledo’s water supply in early August of 2014.“This event will help farmers and nutrient service providers learn more about the voluntary certification program and how important the 4Rs can be in nutrient management,” said Andrew Allman, executive director of the Nutrient Stewardship Council. “Attendees will hear from both their peers and industry professionals to learn how they can contribute to the goal of long-term improvements in the Western Lake Erie Basin.”The workshop agenda includes:An overview of the certification program and its relevancy/legislative connection, provided by Nutrient Stewardship Council representatives and certification program administrators.Perspectives about the program and the 4Rs, shared by panels of growers from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, and representatives from facilities that have become certified through the program within the first two years of its existence.Updates on related research and certification program requirements from industry professionals and consultants.Rick McLellan, senior vice president — commercial division, of The Mosaic Company will be the featured keynote speaker.Twenty-three nutrient service providers have achieved certified status through the program since its inception in March of 2014. These certified facilities provide nutrient recommendations or nutrient application services to 3,870 grower customers covering 1.57 million acres, with 1.09 million of these acres located in the WLEB. Approximately 20% of total farming acres in the WLEB are now covered by certified providers through the program. The program also has commitments from 47 other facilities to go through the certification process.The 4R Farming 4 Sustainability workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Fort Wayne, Indiana – IPFW Coliseum, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825. Continental breakfast and lunch is included with complimentary registration. For more information and to register for the event, visit oaba.net/events, email info@oaba.net or call 614-326-7520 ext. 1.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: What makes the Agimat click?

first_imgREAD: #KicksStalker: Nike, LeBron provide Gilas PH with ‘Agimat’ The words “Para Sa Kadakilaan” appear on the heel tab and the heel cushion. If you have the limited edition box, you’ll find a triangular emblem on top that’s a replica of a medallion (an agimat, what else?) that accompanies the sneaker. There, you’ll also find the phrase “Mula mandirigma sa mandirigma” inscribed on it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingPhoto from Nike PHThe traditional fabric woven along with the cultural elements adorning the shoe also help make it a collector’s piece among Filipino kicks stalkers.The homage to the Filipino basketball culture interspersed with Filipino mythology is the reason why some of the Gilas Pilipinas players like Troy Rosario were in awe of the shoe, arousing feelings of national pride and patriotism even at just first glance. A closer look at the Nike LeBron 14 “Agimat.” Photo from Nike PHNow that the LeBron 14 “Agimat” has finally hit select shoe store shelves and found its way to the hands of giddy sneakerheads, it’s time to look at the qualities that made the shoe quite a pick among buyers.First off, there’s the Filipino markings all over the shoe and its limited edition-issue box.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans “It feels so proud to see the Filipino words written on the shoe,” said the Gilas forward.Photo from Nike PHAlso worth a look is the shoe’s perforated upper, which contributes to the Agimat being one of the lightest and fastest in the LeBron line. Filipino sneaker fans tend to lean to lightweight shoes and with LeBron James wanting to honor the country’s passion for hoops that matches his own, having a light, breathable and flexible shoe became a priority for the Agimat engineers.GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas rocks Nike LeBron 14 ‘Agimat’Anyone who loves to play basketball, from the consummate pro to the wobbly weekend warriors, values cushioning too, and the Nize Zoom Air midsole provides the Agimat with comfortable absorption that maximizes every step.With all those features and more, it’s no wonder people were queueing for the Agimat when it went on sale last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Star retains top spot after thumping of Meralco Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

What, them worry? Warriors confident despite NBA Finals hole

first_imgView comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Serena Williams bids early adieu at French Open, like Naomi Osaka before her Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too No problem, they figure.“It’s first to four, not first to one,” Klay Thompson said. “So, still a lot of basketball to be played.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Warriors’ 1-0 deficit may be unusual, but they certainly don’t seem uncomfortable. Golden State had won 12 straight Game 1s before falling 118-109 on Thursday, and the two-time defending champions hadn’t been behind in the NBA Finals since Cleveland had a 2-1 lead in 2015.Golden State coach Steve Kerr has pointed to his team’s poor transition defense in the opener after Toronto used its quickness to score 24 fast-break points and turn the Warriors’ 17 turnovers into 17 points. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The Warriors started Jordan Bell at center in Game 1 and Kerr thought he did well, but Golden State has other options. DeMarcus Cousins and Andrew Bogut are also in the center rotation along with Kevon Looney.“Every game is going to be different,” Kerr said. “Pretty much every game this postseason has been different at the center position, based on what we have needed. The one constant is Looney, who is going to play his 28, 30 minutes one way or the other. What we’re always trying to do is mix and match, and find matchups and fill in those gaps with the right combinations that can help us win.”WATCH YOUR MOUTHThe Los Angeles Clippers were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for comments coach Doc Rivers made about Leonard during a TV appearance. Kerr won’t fall into the same predicament, having gotten in trouble before.“I got fined when I was the GM of Phoenix for making a joke on ‘The Dan Patrick Show.’” Kerr said. “I think he asked me if we were interested in LeBron when LeBron was a free agent back in whatever it was that he went to Miami. I said if he’s willing to take the minimum, we would take him. Dan laughed. And I wrote a $10,000 check the next day. So I learned my lesson. I don’t comment about any other players”.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “They were getting the ball off the rim and just pushing it. Instead of crashing as hard as we did, we’ll have to make the adjustment in Game 2 and try to send more guys back,” Thompson said Saturday. “But 10 days off as well, we might have had a little cobwebs. It was just a mixture of things. But I know this: I know we’ll be better tomorrow.”Kerr said the Raptors reminded him of the Warriors, with Pascal Siakam pushing the ball in transition the way Draymond Green does. Siakam was the far more effective player in the opener, with 32 points while Green struggled to a 2-for-9 night.But the Warriors aren’t worried, relying on the confidence from facing just about every possible situation while making it to five straight NBA Finals.“They got rings and they can be confident,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “We can’t really necessarily worry about them. We have to continue to worry about us. They’re going to be them and they’re going to do their thing, but for us we have to concentrate on us and focus on what we have to do.”Things to know going into Game 2:ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr listens during a basketball press conference at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors are rugged and relentless, capable of punishing teams in transition any time they make a mistake.The Golden State Warriors felt like they were seeing a version of themselves in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and now they have to stop it.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue BETTER LEONARD?Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the opener but shot just 5 for 14 after averaging 31.2 points in the first three rounds. Coach Nick Nurse doesn’t think the All-Star forward was bothered by a leg injury that appeared to hamper him somewhat in the Eastern Conference finals.“I don’t think the leg trouble is much of an issue,” Nurse said, “and I’m expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow.”TALKING TRASHIf the Warriors want to rattle Leonard, it will require actions rather than words. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP always appears to be calm, and he was asked if he responds when players try to trash talk him.“It really doesn’t happen too much,” Leonard said. “I really can’t say it happens.”KD’s OKThough Kevin Durant remains out at least one more game with a strained right calf, he traveled to Toronto with the Warriors to work with the training staff. Stephen Curry said his presence around the locker room is helpful until the two-time NBA Finals MVP can get back on the floor.“Anybody who goes through an injury like that, you kind of feel alienated because your schedule is a little different. Most of the time you’re on kind of (isolation) with our athletic training staff, putting extra hours in. Stuff starts to feel monotonous, especially with the big stage of the finals here and now,” Curry said. “So I think he’s handled that well, understanding his time is coming sooner than later and he’s doing whatever he can on a daily basis to get healthy.”MAN IN THE MIDDLElast_img read more

Whistler Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions for 2018 Edition

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Whistler, B.C. – The 18th Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is now accepting submissions, which will run from November 28th to December 2nd, 2018, and will feature up to 90 films comprised of approximately 45 features and 45 shorts. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines: April 30th for early film submissions (discount on application); June 30th for regular submissions; and August 15th for late submissions.Cinematic excellence rests at the heart of the Whistler Film Festival. To recognize the vitality of the art form, the 2018 festival will feature up to seven juried competitive sections with 14 awards and $146,500 in cash prizes and commissions ($31,500 in cash prizes and $115,000 in prizes). Award categories include the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Awards, the World Documentary Award, the Mountain Culture Award, the International and Canadian ShortWork Awards, and the MPPIA Short Film Award, as well as the Alliance of Women Female Journalists’ EDA Awards for Best Feature and Best Short. All feature length films are also eligible for the Audience Award to be selected by the festival-going public who cast their votes for the most popular film.“Building on the success of our past 17 years, the Whistler Film Festival remains the last significant North American festival within each calendar year, and continues to build on its reputation as “Canada’s Coolest Festival”,” says Paul Gratton, WFF’s Director of Programming. “For Canadian dramatic films, all Western premieres will automatically compete for the prestigious Borsos Awards and filmmakers will have unprecedented access to distributors and industry executives from across the country. With a focus on indie production that continues to grow in prestige and influence each year, WFF affords unique publicity and distribution opportunities, and serves as an entry point to the North American market. Whistler is one festival that filmmakers can’t afford to miss.” Celebrating its 14th edition in 2018, the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature presented by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia honours independent vision, original directorial style, and the diversity of talent found in Canadian independent film. All feature films of new, narrative work by Canadian filmmakers presenting their Western Canadian premieres at the festival will be eligible. In 2017, 20 entries were presented. For 14 consecutive years, Borsos Competition entries have exuded and celebrated the creative fire and artistry embodied by filmmaker Phillip Borsos, known for his inspiring work on the award-winning films The Grey Fox (1982), and Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990). An international jury of three seasoned industry veterans adjudicate the following awards: Best Canadian Feature Film (the largest cash and commission festival prize for a Canadian film after TIFF, which includes a $15,000 cash prize presented by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia and $15,000 post-production prize sponsored by Encore Vancouver); Best Director of a Borsos Film presented by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia; Best Screenplay for a Borsos Film; Best Performance in a Borsos Film; and Best Cinematography in a Borsos Film sponsored by the International Cinematographers Guild | Local 669. Esteemed jury members have included Deepa Mehta, Jason Priestley, Luc Déry, Bruce Greenwood, Kim Cattrall, Ivan Reitman, Atom Egoyan, Donald Sutherland, Robert Lantos, and Norman Jewison among others to date.From the personal to the political, WFF’s World Documentary Competitionwill showcase innovative and unique documentaries from around the world. With courageous viewpoints and a deep-rooted desire to explore, these films capture the human spirit in its many guises and often challenge us to look at our world from a new perspective. An international jury of three will select the winner.As a reflection of the festival’s unique setting, WFF’s Mountain Culture Film Competition honours films from around the world that capture mountain places and experiences with a cinematic flourish. All films must be Western Canadian Premieres. A jury of three will select the winner.WFF’s ShortWork Competition will showcase up to 45 short films (under 50 minutes in length) within five short film programs. Presented with verve and limited only by their duration, these short films display the extraordinary talent, dynamism and creative exploration found in the work of some of the world’s most interesting filmmakers. A jury of three will select the International winner and a Canadian winner, which is eligible for a $1,000 cash prize.WFF’s BC Student ShortWork Award will be presented to a short film produced by post-secondary students in British Columbia selected from a film program of up to ten films. A jury of three will select the winner, which is eligible for a $500 cash prize.Film submission guidelines are now available CLICK HERE.Recognized as one of Canada’s leading festivals and industry events, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome film fans and filmmakers to experience its 18th edition from November 28th to December 2nd. Featuring innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s five-day fest will be filled with a solid lineup of premieres, artists of our time, lively celebrations, unique industry initiatives, time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination.ABOUT WFFS:  The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, industry and audiences in Whistler. WFFS produces one of Canada’s leading film festivals and plays a leadership role in offering talent and project development programs for Canadian artists. Find out more CLICK HERE. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Everyone in Kashechewan community ordered to evacuate

first_imgAPTN National NewsOfficials in Kashechewan announced that everyone must leave the community Monday.The northern Ontario First Nation sits on the shores of James Bay and is, once again, threatened by rising spring waters.APTN’s Annette Francis and cameraman Jason Leroux just returned from the community has this first a two stories.last_img

Roberts reveals Superwash fined for cheating customs

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #superwashfinedforcheatingcustoms Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 24, 2017 – Nassau – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts charged that Free National Movement Freetown candidate and businessman Dionisio D’Aguilar, knowingly and fraudulently altered the original invoices issued by Whirlpool Corporation on a shipment of 27 commercial washing machines.D’Aguilar owns Superwash Limited. On January 29, 2014, the company admitted that it submitted a false declaration and paid a $15,000 fine.D’Aguilar said in a statement yesterday that the company was the victim of fraud by an unscrupulous broker and the loss was significant.Roberts has said he takes no glee or pleasure in disclosing the information but “the public needs to know.”In a statement yesterday, D’Anguilar said he was not surprised by Roberts’ attempts at political espionage and skullduggery, because as usual, he has once again exposed himself for being the “political hack and buffoon that he is”.“What Mr. Roberts thought was a bombshell for him has actually blown up in his face”, he said.In recent times, the PLP has come under attack following the scandal surrounding Minister of Education, Jerome Fitzgerald.Dionisio D’Aguilar (right) standing infront his Superwash business.#MagneticMediaNews#SuperwashFinedForCheatingCustomslast_img read more

KAABOO Del Mar announces its 2019 lineup

first_img March 21, 2019 Updated: 8:03 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s already that time of year again and KAABOO Del Mar rolled out its 2019 lineup Thursday morning.KAABOO Partner and Chief Brand Officer, Jason Felts, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to talk about this year’s performers.The three day event is September 13-15th. For more information click here. Here you have it! Our 2019 #KAABOOdelmar Music + Comedy Lineup. ???????? See you in September.Get your passes before they sell out at this price tier. ???? https://t.co/N0XGSAlsR2 pic.twitter.com/To9bdbhwt4— KAABOO Del Mar (@KAABOODELMAR) March 21, 2019 Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom KAABOO Del Mar announces its 2019 lineuplast_img read more

Quest for the uncharted formless

first_imgBahaar Dhawan Rohatgi is a self-taught artist whose works are embedded with soul and passion. Prior to involving herself with art Bahaar has been working with a leading law firm for over five years. While her stint at the law firm gave her the opportunity to work on several high stake matters, painting remained in her heart and soul.Each canvas is brought to life with her use of a range of different mediums. Some of her painting series are also inspirations she had derived from life. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNocturnal Series: This is a series of Bahaar’s artworks that revolve around the curious creature- owl. Some myths associate owls with wisdom, others with wealth- the Uluka (owl) is goddess Lakshmi’s vahana (vehicle), while some others view them as fortune tellers capable of having supernatural connections. Bahaar is intrigued by this creature for the mystery surrounding it.Inner Reflection Series: This series started when Bahaar was going through a transitional phase while exploring and garnering the courage to pursue her passion full time. She wanted to implore the visions in her mind to stay, long enough, without distraction of other impeding responsibilities. Even when her mind was seeking responses, she had no time to register any. Here the ‘Inner Reflection’ series was born- the artworks reflect the inner peace and celebration of personal space. Bahaar believes in the theory of feminism and most of her subjects revolve around women. There is immense ease in expressing emotions through a woman and this series encapsulates those experiences. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveInterstellar Series: In this series, her quest is for the uncharted formless. The interstellar space has no dimensions or theme governing it. The endeavour has been to create a whole new experience and throw people’s mind out of gear, for them to question- What really lays behind the night sky? The beauty about abstraction is that it is not always a planned journey. Some of the recent exhibitions that Bahaar has been a part of would include Masters of Modern Art, Conversation, Triptych Parade and Pop up show. Recently Bahaar was chosen by Morjarto (a platform for artist by NDTV India) to present her artwork to actor Sonakshi Sinha.last_img read more