Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Dominic Fedee, Grenada La Source Sandals, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Sandals Grande St Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Resort International Sandals Resorts win top prizes at World Travel Awards Gala in Exuma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Jul 2015 – The Turks and Caicos delegation is returned home now; landed and parked safely in that Sandals Resort International corporate jet at the Provo Air Center after a three day tour of the SRI properties in the Eastern Caribbean. Public Relations regional manager for the EC properties, Dominic Fedee talked about the objective of the second in a series of familiarization trips. “Well I think that we are often times misunderstood and I think that we need to communicate a lot better both us and the communities within which we operate. I think it means a whole lot to us that people understand what we’re trying to do, that they understand the heart and the soul and spirit of the company and the organization. Fedee continued: “It’s like I said earlier, it is a Caribbean company and we want to be seen as such where we are obligated and we are committed toward the development of the Caribbean’s people, its communities, its government so that overall as countries we can go forward and we can be very successful and we can be very, very formidable economies and societies in the world, so yes we want to be understood better and yes this is why we have invited people, I make no apologies for that.”The media fam trip first stopped into the Grenada La Source Sandals, moved on Monday evening to Sandals Barbados, took off on Tuesday late morning to St Lucia where two properties, Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Grande St Lucian were toured, with the trip wrapping up in Antigua and Barbuda which is the first Caribbean country, outside of Jamaica to have a Sandals couples’ resort – the site seen was the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.
Share your voice Originally published Nov. 15, 2018. Update, Aug. 6: Adds new ABC information. Marvel Target ABC Tessa Thompson played a Valkyrie warrior in the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel With a new live-action series focused on Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) called WandaVision headed to the new Disney Plus streaming service. And now it looks like ABC might be eyeing a Marvel female superhero series for its own network.”I have spoken to Marvel and we are in active talks about one project in particular,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told Deadline on Monday. Burke said the character would be “something brand new, mostly” to align with ABC’s strategy of focusing on female superheroes.While we’re excited that both ABC and Disney Plus are exploring more Marvel characters for upcoming shows, we have our own list of female superheroes we think deserve their own TV series.Enlarge ImageShe-Hulk in the Marvel comics. Marvel 1. She-Hulk When lawyer Jennifer Walters gets an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin Dr. Bruce Banner, she ends up getting a milder case of his Hulk condition. Unlike Hulk, Walters can keep her emotions in check when she transforms into She-Hulk. The lawyer-by-day, vigilante-by-night angle worked well for the Marvel character Daredevil in the hit Netflix series, so why not She-Hulk? Perhaps ABC or Disney Plus can relaunch She-Hulk as a Law & Order-type drama, or maybe even an Ally McBeal comedy. In the comics, She-Hulk was also a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders and S.H.I.E.L.D., so the crossover potential is endless. 2. Black WidowNatalia “Natasha” Romanova/Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson in the MCU) was a Russian spy and adversary to Iron Man. She ultimately defected to the US and joined S.H.I.E.L.D. Later, she became an important member of the Avengers. Black Widow is already getting her own prequel movie where we see how she transformed from spy to superhero, but what about a series with Black Widow as a teenager? High school Natasha Romanova could be like Riverdale with a lot more fighting.Enlarge ImageThe fictional nation of Wakanda in “Black Panther” was guarded by the Dora Milaje, which took inspiration from a real group. Marvel Films 3. The Dora MilajeThe warrior women of Wakanda from Black Panther are fierce and fabulous, so why not give them their own women-centric spin-off series? Black Panther director Ryan Coogler recently commented that he’d be interested in making a spin-off movie about them. Even the real-world 19th-century Dahomey Warriors — the all-female military regiment who inspired the Dora Milaje — are getting a TV series. It would be interesting to see how the Dora Milaje came to be, before Wakanda was revealed to the outside world. 4. X-23Laura Kinney AKA X-23 was created to be the ideal killing machine thanks to Wolverine’s stolen DNA. In the Marvel comics, Laura’s mother Dr. Sarah Kinney was hired by a top-secret program to recreate the Weapon X experiment that originally turned Logan into Wolverine. Laura — named X-23 — was a clone created from these experiments and trained to kill. But she eventually escaped and eventually found Charles Xavier and joined the Avengers Academy. Imagine what she could do with her own TV series?Enlarge ImageZoe Saldana as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel 5. Gamora Then there’s the female space assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Her character’s complex history would make for an ideal ABC series, particularly if the show focused on why she’s the last of her species (Zen-Whoberis) after everyone was exterminated by the Badoon. Overcoming her tragic past to later rise up as one of the deadliest assassins in the universe is inspiring to say the least. 6. Danielle Moonstar It’s about time fans were introduced to one of the first female Native American characters in a series all her own. Danielle Moonstar is a mutant raised as part of the Cheyenne Nation. Under the guidance of X-Men’s Professor Xavier, she learned to hone her ability to create images of people’s greatest fears. This series could either focus on her life with other teen mutants at the school, or the superhero she became later as an adult.7. A-Force The Avengers might have felt like the superhero all-stars in their heyday, but the all-female A-Force is even cooler. This lineup consists of Captain Marvel, Dazzler, Medusa, She-Hulk, Singularity, Nico Minoru and a female Thor who band together to fight evil. That alone sounds like the best series ever. Enlarge ImageSpider-Gwen in action. Marvel Animation 8. Spider-Gwen Peter Parker’s flame Gwen Stacy is living her own web-slinging adventures as Spider-Gwen in an alternate universe. It would be refreshing to have a Spider-Man series with a female lead for a change. Plus considering how much fans were excited to spot her as an Easter egg in Avengers: Endgame, now might be the perfect time for a Spider-Gwen TV series. 9. Misty Knight When police officer Misty Knight lost her arm in battle, she soon got an bionic arm and became the kind of superhero New York City deserved. We’ve already seen her character (played by Simone Missick) impress fans in the Netflix series Luke Cage, but it might be time to shine the spotlight more on Misty to tell her full story. 10. Kamala Khan as Ms. MarvelMeet 16-year-old Pakistani-American Kamala Khan from Jersey City, New Jersey. She idolizes Carol Danvers and wants to follow in her superhero footsteps. In 2014, Khan was given her own Ms. Marvel comic book series by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona. She is the fourth character to take the name Ms. Marvel. She’s also the first Muslim superhero character to headline her own comic series. This could be a great character for Disney or ABC to explore more, giving their network some much-needed diversity.11. The Valkyries Fans got a glimpse of the female demi-goddesses known as the Valkyries in the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok. Actor Tessa Thompson stole the movie as the hard-drinking character Scrapper 142, previously a legendary Valkyrie warrior. A prequel series all about this character could show how the Valkyries came to be, and why they were ultimately defeated. The 15 most powerful female superheroes right now (pictures) Tags Comments 6 TV and Movies 17 Photos read more
TDP (watts) 10th-generation Comet Lake mobile CPUs Base freq (GHz) Y News • The best laptops 2019: Premium midsize category 3.2 4/8 1.1 4/8 5.5W/7W/9W i3-10110Y 1.0 CPU i7-10510Y 2/4 i7-10510U Post a comment The Comet Lake CPUs are part of the “optimize” phase of Intel’s “Process, Architecture, Optimization” product lifecycle. Comet Lake is the latest set of iterative refinements to the 14nm Skylake architecture from 2015, part of the company’s method for eking out a little more speed or battery life from existing designs, or letting manufacturers shave a fraction of a millimeter where they can.All the chips stick with the lame Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics, for example, and have just slightly tweaked CPU frequencies. Whether or not to use the faster memory is at the discretion of the manufacturer, so it’s possible we’ll see no speed improvement at all in some laptops. Intel’s marketing materials claim big percentage gains, but that’s comparing the six core to the old four core rather than the four core to a direct predecessor. 4.3 Y 4/8 4/8 4/8 15W/25W i3-10110U 1.6 Meet Intel’s Ice Lake processor, due to speed up PCs in 2019 16 Photos 0 15W/25W Tags Max all core turbo (GHz) U Razer Blade Stealth Review • Razer Blade Stealth review: This slick new laptop will make your MacBook Air jealous i5-10210Y 1.2 1.8 Y i5-10310Y 3.9 5.5W/7W/9W 1.1 Y i5-10210U U 3.9 4.5W/7W/9W 2.8 2.7 Dell’s XPS 13 is one of the many laptops incorporating the Comet Lake versions of Intel’s 10th-generation processors. Dell Oh, i7-8656U we hardly knew ye. So much water under the bridge — all those lakes — since we first tested you a mere eight months ago in the Razer Blade Stealth and already you’ve been replaced by a younger model who looks very, very much like you. The new Comet Lake-architecture CPUs don’t promise any of the advances of its newly minted 10th-generation Ice Lake siblings, such as on-chip Thunderbolt 3 support, acceleration for voice-control processing, improved integrated graphics and more. The only truly substantive performance advances you’ll probably see is with the new top-end i7-10710U, which brings six cores to ultraslim laptops like the Dell XPS 13 for the first time. Adding cores boosts speed more than almost any other upgrade.In other words, unlike the ones announced at the beginning of August, these are not the 10th-generation processors you’ve been waiting for. Nor do you need to wait: You’ll be able to get laptops with them starting this week.The reason is they’re just an iterative step up from the 14nm eighth-generation predecessors for ultraportable and ultra-low-power laptops — Amber Lake (Y series) and Whiskey Lake (U series) — offering slightly faster clock speeds, compatibility with faster memory for the U series (LPDDR4x 2,933MHz, LPDDR3 2,133MHz and DDR4 2,666MHz) and an upgraded supporting chipset that adds Intel’s variation on Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 6 Gig Plus. The latter will deliver better Wi-Fi speeds, but only if you upgrade your router or connect to a newer one.On the other hand, Intel’s sticking with it’s old naming conventions for these — the “Y” and “U” nomenclature indicating whether the chip is for a tiny laptop (Y) or a slightly bigger laptop (U) — so you’ll be able to tell immediately if your configuration has a real 10th-generation processor or eighth-skipped-a-generation-and-rebranded 10th-generation. And there will probably be some great prices as manufacturers try to get rid of stock with the short-lived “old” Core i7-8565U and its peers. 15W/25W $1,359 U Series 3.7 4.5W/7W/9W Dell Intel Razer See it 6/12 15W/25W i7-10710U CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 2/8 U Cores / threads Share your voice 3.7 1.0 2.1 Computers Components Laptops Mentioned Above Razer Blade Stealth (512GB, UHD) read more
Map of ChattogramA suspected extortionist was beaten to death at Pahartali Bazar in Double Mooring area of Chattogram on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased, Mohiuddin Sohel, 27, was a listed drug trader of Khulshi area and he used to collect toll from traders of the bazaar, claimed locals.Sohel locked into an altercation with the traders around 11am when he went to the bazaar to collect toll, Double Mooring police station officer-in-charge Mohiuddin Selim quoted traders as saying.At one stage, the businessmen along with locals gave him a good beating, leaving him critically injured.Sohel was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead. read more
Gunfight IllustrationA man was killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Shahporir Dwip Jhaubon area of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday, reports UNB.Deceased Md Ibrahim, son of a certain Nurul Amin of Mistri Para area is a listed drug trader and terrorist, police said.Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf model police station, said police arrested Ibrahim, an accused in several cases, on Friday night.Following his information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 12:30am along with Ibrahim.Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, his associates opened fire on them, forcing the policemen to shot back, triggering the gunfight.Ibrahim sustained bullet injuries during the reported gunfight. He was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.Police recovered three LGs, 11 round cartridges of shot-gun and 13 cartridge shells and 5,000 pieces of yaba tablets from the spot, he added.Three policemen were also injured, the OC claimed.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In the first four months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 115, the rights body said on its website. read more
New compound switches between liquid and solid states when exposed to light or heat Researchers have developed the first materials that can permanently change from solid to liquid, or vice versa, when exposed to light at room temperature, and remain in the new phase even after the light is removed. The researchers also demonstrated that the light can be used to draw liquid designs in a solid material or solid designs in a liquid material, creating stable materials that are part solid and part liquid. The new materials have potential applications for 3-D printing, molding, and on-demand recycling, among other uses. More information: Brady T. Worrell et al. “Bistable and photoswitchable states of matter.” Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05300-7 Explore further © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Nature Communications Citation: New materials undergo solid-liquid phase transitions at room temperature (2018, July 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-materials-solid-liquid-phase-transitions-room.html The researchers, led by Brady Worrell, Christopher Bowman, and coauthors at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have published a paper on the materials with photoswitchable phases in a recent issue of Nature Communications.As we see in everyday life, conventional materials switch phases due to changes in temperature or pressure. For example, solid ice can be turned into liquid water by heating or—less commonly—by increasing the pressure (a higher pressure lowers the melting point, causing the ice to melt at colder temperatures than normal). Certain polymers, however, are permanently solid—even when exposed to extreme changes in temperature or pressure, they never become liquid. These materials, which are called covalently cross-linked polymers, can be modified so that an external stimulus such as light or heat causes them to switch from solid to liquid. However, this is only a temporary change, in which the polymer reverts back to its solid form as soon as the stimulus is removed.In the new study, the researchers presented two new polymers, one which starts as a solid and can be converted into liquid, and the other which starts as a liquid and can be converted into a solid. The polymers are the first materials of any kind that can undergo a permanent phase change in response to a stimulus other than temperature or pressure (in this case, light).The solid and liquid polymers both switch phase when irradiated by UV light with a 365-nm wavelength for about five minutes. However, the light affects the two materials differently. The liquid polymer initially contains a base that promotes a stress-relaxing thiol-thioester exchange reaction, which causes the polymer to act like a fluid, but the solid does not initially contain this base. When the solid polymer is exposed to light, the light releases a catalyst that releases the base, promoting the stress-relaxing reaction and converting the solid to a fluid. On the other hand, when the liquid polymer is exposed to light, the light releases a different catalyst that releases acid, neutralizing the base and halting the stress-relaxing reaction, which converts the liquid polymer into a solid.Using light instead of temperature or pressure to control the phase changes makes it possible to exert exquisite spatial control over these phase changes, allowing the researchers to define separate solid and liquid regions in a single material. To demonstrate, the researchers used nanoimprint lithography to design a photomask in the shape of a buffalo (the University of Colorado Boulder mascot). By using the two different wavelengths of light, they could make either a liquid buffalo on a solid background or a solid buffalo on a liquid background. Despite consisting of both liquid and solid, the material is stable and the liquid and solid portions remain permanently separate. The researchers expect that, in the future, these abilities will open the doors to a variety of new applications where polymers are used.”In a broad context, the thiol-thioester exchange in network polymers allows for wide-ranging application in a variety of fields,” Worrell told Phys.org. “This material effectively bridges the gap between thermoplastics and thermosets at very low operating temperatures, allowing for recycling, repurposing or remolding (thermoplastic behavior) and on-demand application to a substrate (thermoset behavior). This material will therefore likely have appeal in smart coatings applied on-demand where environmental stresses limit effectiveness.” By using light to switch the phase of the new photoswitchable materials, the researchers could spatially control the solid and liquid regions in a single material. The photomask of the buffalo is 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Credit: Worrell et al. Published in Nature Communications This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more