Amazon Admits It Keeps Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

first_imgStay on target Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Amazon last week confirmed that it keeps transcripts of interactions with Alexa, even after users have deleted the voice recordings.Based on reports that Amazon retains text records of what users ask Alexa, Sen. Chris Coons in May sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding answers.The Democrat from Delaware asked Amazon to provide answers on how long it stores transcripts, whether users can delete them, why it collects them and how they are used, and whether the company anonymizes customer identity.“While I am encouraged that Amazon allows users to delete audio recordings linked to their accounts,” Coons, a member of the judiciary committee, wrote in his letter, “I am very concerned by reports that suggest that text transcriptions of these audio records are preserved indefinitely on Amazon’s servers, and users are not given the option to delete these text transcripts.”In response, Amazon Vice President of Public Policy Brian Huseman revealed that the tech titan keeps transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, removing them only when “the customer chooses to delete them.”“When a customer deletes a voice recording, we delete the transcripts associated with the customer’s account of both … the customer’s request and Alexa’s response,” Huseman wrote in a June 28 memo. “We already delete those transcripts from all of Alexa’s primary storage systems, and we have an ongoing effort to ensure those transcripts do not remain in any of Alexa’s other storage systems.“We do not store the audio of Alexa’s response,” he continued. “However, we may still retain other records of customers’ Alexa interactions, including records of actions Alexa took in response to the customer’s request.”Transcripts are stored, according to Amazon, to help improve the digital assistant and “provide transparency” about what Alexa thought she heard and how she responded.If she makes a mistake—like setting a timer for one minute instead of the four I asked for—the Voice History feature allows users to see and hear how Alexa may have misunderstood a word or phrase.“Providing customers with the transcript also allows [them] to understand and inspect exactly what Alexa is, and is not, recording,” Huseman added.Interacting with an Alexa skill, meanwhile, is a whole new ballgame, in which the skill developer may retain records of interactions.As for other types of requests—recurring alarms, annual reminders, calendar events, texts—customers “would not want or expect deletion of the voice recording to delete the underlying data or prevent Alexa from performing the requested task,” the letter said.These answers, however, do little to inspire confidence in the company for Coons.“Amazon’s response leaves open the possibility that transcripts of user voice interactions with Alexa are not deleted from all of Amazon’s servers, even after a user has deleted a recording of his or her voice,” the lawmaker told CNET. “What’s more, the extent to which this data is shared with third parties, and how those third parties use and control that information, is still unclear.”California lawmakers earlier this year introduced a bill that would limit how manufacturers of smart speakers and digital assistants collect recordings.The Anti-Eavesdropping Act prohibits saving, storing, or sharing of audio recordings without explicit consent from the user.Should the legislation pass, it would severely handicap services like Amazon’s Alexa, Siri from Apple, and Google Assistant (among a handful of others).The Golden State is not the first to try to limit digital eavesdropping: Illinois previously attempted to pass a similar law, which Google and Amazon lobbied against.Bloomberg recently shocked no one with the news that thousands of Amazon employees around the world listen in on Echo owners’ conversations (allegedly to improve the technology).More troubling is the fact that workers can also access location information of Alexa users and look up their home or office address.More on Geek.com:A Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac ArrestAlexa Guard Keeps U.S. Homes Safe From Fire, IntrudersStop Ignoring Your Smart Speaker’s Privacy Functions9 Times Your Smart Speaker Got Weirdlast_img read more

Final 1114 WWE Smackdown rating number sees increase

first_img The 11/14 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew a 1.93 cable rating with 2.72 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 1.86 cable rating with 2.43 million viewers. It ended up at No. 2 for the night on cable drawing a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49.Source: Prowrestling.net, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Velvet Sky 205 Live Highlights: Alexander vs. Rush, Lucha House Party in action, Tag Team Match Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NXT Highlights: WarGames Advantage, Black and Gargano, Mia Yim vs. Bianca Belair Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itcenter_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Next NXT UK Highlights: Women’s Title Tournament, Wolfgang vs. Smith, Seven vs. Gibsonlast_img read more

Chris Jericho returns on next weeks 1215 WWE RAW

first_imgFacebook Chris Jericho Going To NJPW Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kevin Smith Google+ Now Playing Up Next Chris Jericho WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie WWE Star Thinks The Rock Could Be The Next Presidentcenter_img Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE has announced that Chris Jericho will return on next week’s live 12/15 WWE RAW from Detroit as a special guest general manager. Next week is officially “WWE Week” on the USA Network with RAW on Monday and a live Smackdown on Tuesday.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Now Playing Up Next Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and morelast_img read more

Tough Enough winner receives backlash from WWE talent

first_imgFacebook Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Tough Enough winner Josh Bredl, now going under the name Bronson Mathews in NXT, received backlash from WWE stars Kevin Owens and Stardust on Twitter on Monday night after Bredl sent out a tweet regarding The Social Outcasts group on RAW.Bredl – in a tweet that has since been deleted – referred to the group as “#SocialJobbers.” This didn’t go over well with Owens and Stardust who quickly responded to the Tough Enough winner who collected a $250,000 contract with WWE earlier this year.Stardust (Cody Rhodes) wrote, “Enjoy dressing in the hall dick. Not blocked. Banned.”Owens said Bredl was not a peer and in response to a tweet (also deleted) by Bredl trying to laugh it off, Owens added, “Let him LOL. People like him fizzle out by themselves pretty quick anyway.” Owens quickly blocked Bredl and mocked his use of “insider terms.”Source: @StardustWWE, @FightOwensFight, @BronsonWWERecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His BloodVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Stephen Amell Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Twitter Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Cody Rhodes WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphylast_img read more

710 Smackdown Live Highlights 10 Man Tag Asuka vs Ellsworth Styles vs

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Championship match Facebook Twittercenter_img WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Smackdown Highlights from the July 10, 2018 episode from Manchester.Team Hell No on MizTV sets up a 10-Man Tag Team main eventAJ Styles vs. Shinsuke NakamuraAJ Styles and Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and RusevTeam Hell No and The New Day talk strategyTeam Hell No and The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers and SAnitY in 10-Man Tag Team Main Event Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa set for surgery that will put him out

first_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Calcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie A Now Playing Up Next Google+ NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actioncenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions In a follow up to a story reported last week, NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa will be undergoing surgery on his neck tomorrow (Thursday).The story notes that Ciampa will undergo anterior cervical fusion surgery on his neck. According to Google, the recovery time for a surgery like that is three to six months.This means major changes will be in store in the coming weeks regarding both the NXT Championship and Ciampa’s previous role on the main roster.Ciampa had just start getting featured on the main roster in recent weeks, along with Johnny Gargano, Aleister Black and Ricochet in what was a sudden shift in presentation by WWE creative. Ciampa has held the NXT Championship since last July.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCalcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie AVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:15/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 78.58%0:04Remaining Time -1:11 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remissionlast_img read more

Burglary suspect caught on camera

first_imgCharges have been filed against a Vancouver real estate agent accused of burglarizing a home that he was supposed to be showing to an interested client. The alleged crime was caught on camera.Cory M. Escott, 59, faces residential burglary and third-degree theft charges in the Feb. 28 incident at a house in the Maplecrest neighborhood. He has been summoned to appear on the charges April 25 in Clark County Superior Court.The alleged burglary occurred in the 17000 block of Northeast 27th Way. The homeowners reported that a real estate agent had stolen prescription medication from their home.The victims, Travis and Allyson Clarke, told sheriff’s deputies that while they were at work, Escott entered the house using his access device and stole 12 oxycodone tablets. Clarke showed deputies an empty bottle that had been on the top shelf of a kitchen cabinet. Allyson Clarke said she was prescribed the medication for a medical procedure and had only used a few days’ worth, the affidavit states.Travis Clarke pointed out the couple’s “nanny cam” on top of the upper kitchen cabinets and told deputies the whole thing was caught on camera. In the video, Escott appears to be wearing latex gloves. He’s seen entering the kitchen and begins looking through the cabinets. He then puts on his glasses to view the contents of the pill bottles he finds, court records said.last_img read more

Save the Date Camas Farmers Market kicks off with ribbon cutting

first_imgDon’t miss the opening of the Camas Farmer’s Market at 3 to 7 p.m. June 7 outside the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Opening day will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and a health fair, alongside produce from area farmers, work by artisans and prepared foods. The market features live music, the Kid’s Connection Booth and information from local community groups 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 7 through Oct. 4. 360-838-1032 or www.camasfarmersmarket.orgMagenta Theater presents “Moon Over the Brewery,” a story about finding love. Miriam Waslyk is a single mother who uses moonlight to help enhance the drab surroundings of the Pennsylvania coal town in her artwork. Her desire to find a husband is thwarted by her teenage daughter, Amanda, who wages psychological warfare on every new suitor. The production runs 7:30 p.m. June 9-10, 15-17 and 22-23; 2 p.m. June 17 and 24 at Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver. Tickets are $20 to $22. 360-635-4358 or www.magentatheater.comNorth Clark Arts and Culture Tour will take place noon to 4 p.m. June 10 as local writers and artists will display and sell their works at multiple historic venues in north Clark County. Participants can meet artists and writers, pick up freebies and historical information, or gather signatures to qualify for chance to win a prize. This is a free, self-guided tour held at the North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy; Mountain Valley Grange, 40107 N.E. 221st Ave., Amboy; and Yacolt Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt. 360-247-6475 or www.e-w-w-a.com/tourThe Clark College Music Department will host its sixth annual Big Band Bash, a night of big band jazz and swing from 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The group VanPort Jazz featuring Beacock Music Swing Band will open the performance. The concert also features the Clackamas College Jazz Ensemble, followed by the internationally acclaimed Clark College Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free. 360-992-2662 or www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/music-concerts/index.phpSummer’s starting to sizzle as the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater gets ready for its first two concerts. It all begins with the rapper Future bringing his Nobody Safe Tour to the stage at 7 p.m. June 11. He will be joined by rising artists Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz. Tickets are $26 to $79.50 through Ticketmaster. 800-745-3000 or www.sunlightsupplyamphitheater.comlast_img read more

Clark County deputies ask for help again in solving womans 2015 death

first_imgJessica Newton The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for the public’s help in solving the January 2015 homicide of Jessica Newton.Newton’s body was found near the Columbia River in Clark County on Jan. 2, 2015. A boater found the 40-year-old woman’s remains on the western shoreline of Bachelor Island near Ridgefield, deputies said at that time.The Clark County medical examiner found that Newton died of homicidal violence. Investigators said she may have died some time in late December 2014 but had little other information about her whereabouts or acquaintances around the same time.Officials also said Newton frequented homeless services in east and downtown Portland.The sheriff’s office is again sharing that information in hopes someone will come forward with new investigative leads.Crime Stoppers said in a release it offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for valid tips about unsolved homicides that lead to an arrest. Information about other felony crimes may net tipsters up to $1,000.last_img read more

Campfires banned on National Forest lands

first_imgOpen campfires are banned in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest beginning today.Wood and charcoal fires are allowed only in developed campgrounds and picnic areas that have established metal fire pits or rings. Building and tending open fires, including charcoal briquettes, cooking fires, and warming fires are prohibited until further notice.Permissible sources for cooking also include portable stoves or lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel. Smoking outside vehicles is also prohibited. Violators can be fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned up to six months in jail.last_img read more

Valverde Nothing was decaffeinated

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes that they had their chances to win “El Clasico” on Sunday against Real Madrid in a game that he described as “very intense” and completely “decaffeinated”The league champions were reduced to 10-men after Sergi Roberto was shown a straight red card with the score 1-1 at the end of the first half of an ill-tempered match between arch-rivals.The Spanish right-back had provided the cross for Luis Suarez to give Barcelona the lead at the Nou Camp before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for the visitors.Lionel Messi restored Barcelona’s advantage before Gareth Bale levelled the score for Real with a sweetly struck first-time finish.“Nothing was decaffeinated, it had a lot of caffeine, it was a very intense game. We know how these games are and we all want to win. We started well but with each ball lost of ours, Madrid did us damage,” said Valverde, according to Sport.“The game became complicated with the cards, we were fighting so we didn’t feel the absence (of Roberto).”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Despite having dropped down to 10-men in the first-half, Valverde hailed the effort of his side and believes that they could have scrapped a win on the night.“We did not renounce going on the attack,”“It’s clear that we had to work together a lot and in the end, we could even have won.”Roberto was sent off after he appeared to have slapped Real defender Marcelo.“It’s strange to me that Sergi would have hit Marcelo, I’ll have to see it again on TV.”last_img read more

After drug ban appeal Peru captain cleared to play in Russia

first_imgPeru captain Paolo Guerrero has been cleared to play at Russia World Cup that is 2 weeks away after a Swiss court on Thursday agreed to temporarily lift his doping suspension while considering his appeal against a ban of a year and two months.In a statement released following the lifting of his ban, the Swiss Federal Tribunal said that the 34-year-old would suffer “if he saw himself prevented from participating in a competition that will be the culmination of his career as a footballer, given that he did not act intentionally or with significant negligence” according to RTEsport.Earlier, Guerrero tested positive for cocaine – contained in a tea he drank – following a World Cup qualifier away to Argentina in October which resulted to an initial 12-month ban by FIFA.  Starting from November, but was later reduced to six months on appeal, which now returns into the tournament.EnglandMichael Owen lashes out against Fabio Capello in his book Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 5, 2019 Turns out that Michael Owen has been holding grudges against everybody in football, this time he lashed out against Fabio Capello.It’s safe to say that…But World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) believes six months sanction is too lenient which led the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), sport’s highest tribunal, to increase the ban to 14 months, again ruling out of the finals.The lifting will now allow Guerrero to lead his country in their first World Cup appearance after 36 years. They are scheduled to face France, Australia, and Denmark in Group C at the finals which start in 15 days.last_img read more

Gerrard blames officials for Rangers loss

first_imgSteven Gerrard has attributed his side’s 1-0 loss at Celtic in the first Old Firm clash of the season to poor refereeing decisions.Olivier Ntcham’s 62nd-minute strike was all Celtic needed to win the game and maintain their unbeaten run over their Glaswegian rivals to a record 12 games in all competitions.But Gerrard feels his side were on the wrong end of the game’s key moment, with Ryan Jack colliding with Tom Rogic in the build-up to Ntcham’s crucial strike.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.Gerrard said: “It’s definitely a foul. I’ve been around the game a very long time, and that’s a foul in my book. It’s actually a foul in the fourth official’s book as I can hear him going down the mic, ‘Foul, Foul, Foul’.“The referee’s ignored the information and they go and score a goal. I just went in and had a calm chat. I wondered why he hasn’t seen a clear swipe from Rogic on Jack. It’s blatant. For me it’s 100 per cent a foul.“If we’d lost the game with a moment of class or brilliance from Celtic I’d have held my hands up, but the referee’s cost us for sure.”last_img read more

Obafemis not guarantee to start tomorrow

first_imgThe teenage Southampton striker is still eligible for Nigeria and England but he says he’s faithful to the Republic of Ireland18-year-old Michael Obafemi is eligible to play for Ireland, England, and Nigeria.But the Southampton striker has said he wishes to be in the Irish national team and is waiting for a chance to debut.“I really don’t know why we’re going into this,” said Ireland manager Martin O’Neill to The Dublin Live.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“He has made the decision. I didn’t force him whatsoever.”“It seems to be my issue every single time. It’s the players’ decision. So I’ll clear this up,” he added.“When he first came into camp, I said to him ‘We’d love to have you but it’s your decision. You’re under no pressure to make that decision in the next 10 minutes’.”“I didn’t pursue it. I just left him to think about it,” he explained.last_img read more

Leigh Griffiths close to Celtic return

first_imgCeltic striker Leigh Griffiths has hinted at returning to football after taking a break for his “mental health state”.Griffiths has taken a break from football for close to a month to seek professional help for personal issues and has dropped a major hint that he’ll soon return to play for Celtic.According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old posted a message on social media announcing his imminent comeback.“Not long before I’m back doing all this!” he wrote on Twitter while retweeting a message from a Celtic fan with clips of him lifting trophies and scoring goals for both Celtic and Scotland.Last Sunday, he corrected the record by stating the reason for his break, saying: “Despite what has been written about me, rumored or said to you from afar, I just want to settle one thing and to make it clear once and for all,”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I am off work due to my mental health state. Not gambling, drugs, or any other issue that has been written about me since December.”“I’m putting this out there now because family and friends are being asked questions and they’ve been told to say nothing,” he explained.“But I’ll not be silenced, especially by newspapers and idiots who can write tweets and make up stories and it grows arms and legs due to people’s sad and pathetic lives.”last_img read more

The PDM party has graded the government and has given the PNP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe PDM party has graded the government and has given the PNP Administration seven F’s, and an overall failing grade as government for this first 12 months in office. There were two extremely high scores for the Rufus Ewing led government, two A pluses as a matter of fact. One for increasing taxes and the other for travelling. The PDM pulling no punches in that post convention press conference yesterday where they blasted the government for being out of touch and falling way short of their manifesto promises. The Official Opposition leader, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson said information and action have been lacking, her conclusion was this. QUOTE… “at the end of the day, I just don’t think the PNP has a plan! Or don’t know how to carry it out. They simply don’t know what to do!..END QUOTEAlso critical of the PNP in the house of assembly, one elected member for the People’s Democratic Movement expressed his frustration. QUOTE…the Ministers have a team of public servants. A whole ministry, that have a whole week, two weeks to give you your answers for you to study and come to the house, and again we come to the house, we ask basic questions and cannot get an answer. You have a whole team to prepare this answer for you. And you’re not concern about getting the answer or directing your team to prepare a response to questions? Its unacceptable!..end QUOTE.Hon Edwin Astwood there… as for what the Opposition plans to do, they say the party will turn up the heat and will launch perhaps as many as two radio shows next week in a campaign to hold the government more accountable. Related Items:last_img read more

Over 200 Policy Holders Turned Out for British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd

first_img Related Items:British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, kevin higgins, liquidation, wilbur caley Recommended for you Turks and Caicos named in Cayman Islands fraud investigation IMF report gives warning and suggestion to refund insurance company clients Nigueal Streete to take reigns of FSC with Higgins departure Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPRovidenciales, 3 Nov 2014 – Over 200 policy holders turned out last night for the meeting to determine the fate of investments in British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, BAFSL. Though the group was entreated to vote on whether or not they wanted to see the institution liquidated, the meeting saw the customers taking a stand to have more time to consider the next move. There is reportedly a requirement to have 75% agreement to close BAFSL down; the court has yet to make the decision. Documents were provided outlining the pros and cons we are told, but one twenty plus year customer explained most people were not so ready to vote to liquidate and most wanted to hear more from Managing Director, Wilbur Caley on what happened to the company to cause it to be in this position. There have been scathing opinions too for the FSC Managing Director, Kevin Higgins; a call for him to resign, to go home. Higgins is originally from The Bahamas. Questions about why Turks and Caicos Islanders appear to be losing every time with these financial institution closures also raged in the 90 minute meeting which was chaired by Wilbur Caley and Jo Connolly of PriceWaterHouseCoopers.last_img read more

28 year old arrested on suspicion

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Police on Grand Turk have arrested a 28 year-old male on suspicion of being in Possession of imitation firearm in connection with a report that was made around on Friday 7th April 2017.Around 4:27AM, Police responded to the North Backsalina area where the 41 year-old male victim stated that the 28 year old who is known to him, pointed a revolver at him and then fired a number of shots at him. No one was injured.  Later that day, the suspect was arrested. Investigations are ongoing.Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information that can assist with investigation can contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc.Press Release: RTCIPF#28yearoldarrestedonsuspicion Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#28yearoldarrestedonsuspicionlast_img read more

Commitment finalized for construction of new primary school in New Providence

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 3, 2018 – Nassau – The Government of The Bahamas has begun to address the infrastructural deficit that is faced in certain areas of the country with regards to education, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday (February 1).  The process is expected to get underway in the southwest area of New Providence with the finalization of a commitment to construct a new primary school.“The Government is actively positioning itself for an aggressive construction and upgrade programme for the public school system, which will better enable learning,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Delivering the keynote address at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s Power Breakfast at Baha Mar, Prime Minister Minnis also announced that the new leadership team at the Ministry of Education is addressing the national skills deficit and the critical need to improve sub-standard literacy, numeracy and communication levels.“The Government recognizes that the education and training of Bahamians are key factors in the progressive and sustainable economic development of The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“Recognizing that staff skills and competencies have a direct correlation with educational results, the Ministry of Education has embarked on the mandatory training and professional development exercise of its entire staff complement.“The Ministry has also refocused on a specific goal to increase the graduation rate,” Prime Minister Minnis added.The Prime Minister said officials have been working to enhance education via technology and experienced-based learning.  As a part of that programme, the government has launched the eLearning Pilot Programme in eleven schools throughout the archipelago.“The goal of this initiative is to modernize the way Bahamian youth are educated, using tablets for interactive learning and using software that allows parents and teachers to better monitor a child’s performance.”Prime Minister Minnis said similarly, the National Training Agency (NTA) is committed to building its capacity and has a number of objectives in mind.  These include identifying, developing and promoting industry standards for occupation and training programmes and developing assessment instruments that meet national, regional and international standards.The objectives also include clearly establishing the NTA as the agency for certification and accreditation of certain skills-based training programmes; preparing and implementing additional plans for workforce vocational training in accordance with national policies, economic need and industry demands, and designing and developing a tracking and monitoring system to measure the results of the agency’s activities.“I ask for your assistance in working with the National Training Agency to help reduce the skills and training deficit in the country,” Prime Minister Minnis added.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Photo caption: Prime Minister Minnis (centre left) with Cabinet members and commerce executives at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s Power Breakfast at Baha Mar, February 1, 2018.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)last_img read more

Carragher believes Barkley could be an English star

first_imgThe Chelsea footballer has scored in his last three matches in the English Premier League and played with England in the UEFA Nations League24-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley recently joined Chelsea in the English Premier League.The Liverpool-born player has appeared in 11 matches, scoring 3 goals in the last three of them.And for former footballer Jamie Carragher, he can soon become an English star.“The big one is dribbles. We all love to see players dribble but football is a passing game and maybe two or three times a game you have the chance to go on a dribble,” Carragher said to Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It can’t be five times a game, and I think that was where he was losing the ball at Everton. Now he is making better decisions.”“Also look at the distance covered, I think he’s fitter, stronger and maybe that is something to do with what we are seeing now at Chelsea,” he added.“He was really good for Everton but towards the end of his time there his decision-making wasn’t great.”“He dribbled when he should have passed, he passed when he should have dribbled, and the crowd got on his back and he found it difficult at times. Maybe it was the pressure of being the main man at Everton to create something,” he commented.last_img read more