Damping of tropical instability waves caused by the action of surface currents on stress

first_imgOcean eddies and fronts affect surface stress via two mechanisms: (1) ocean surface currents altering the relative motion between air and sea and, hence, the stress fields and (2) ocean sea surface temperature (SST) gradients forcing changes in stability and near-surface winds. In this paper, we quantify the first effect and how it impacts Tropical Instability Waves (TIW) in the eastern Pacific. High-resolution satellite data and a regional coupled model are used to distinguish between stress changes due to the surface currents and those due to the changes in stability and near-surface winds. It is found that both mechanisms affect the surface stress curl, but they do so at different latitudes, allowing for their effect on Ekman pumping to be distinguished. The Ekman pumping due to the surface current effect alone, leads to significant damping of the TIWs. In terms of the eddy kinetic energy, the inclusion of surface current in the stress leads to decay with an e-folding time comparable with the period of the TIWs. It is, thus, an important damping mechanism to be included in ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere models.last_img read more

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Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship

first_img… Quarter-finals decided; Sparta Boss holds off eliminationFOLLOWING the conclusion of round-robin play in the inaugural Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship, Sparta Boss, Future Stars, Albouystown, Broad Street Bullies, Bent Street, Sophia, Tucville and Back Circle have all advanced to the quarter-finals.Sparta Boss secured their quarterfinal berth when they outclassed Sophia 3-0 on Thursday, thanks to goals from Solomon Austin (4th), Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson (12th) and Dennis Edwards (14th minute).Sophia had several clear chances on goal, but their shots were either well saved or hit the crossbar, as the star-studded ‘kings of futsal’ were able to limp into the knockout stage of the tournament.Part of the action on Thursday in the Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal Championship at the National Gymnasium.Meanwhile, Bent Street, Back Circle and Tucville clinched their place in the knockout round compliments of contrasting results. Bent Street edged Broad Street 3-2.Keith Caines, Job Caesar and Daniel Wilson netted in the ninth, 11th and 16th minute respectively. For the losers, Daniel Favourite and Rocky Gravesande scored in the fourth and 10th minute each.Back Circle dismantled Tiger Bay 3-0. Selwyn Williams scored twice in the second and fourth minutes, while Jermaine Beckles netted in the seventh minute.Tucville overcame a 4-1 deficit to draw 4-4 with Agricola. Orson Francois bagged a brace in the third and fourth minutes for Agricola, while Domini Garnett and Lloyd Matthews netted in the first and eighth minute.For Tucville, Jermaine Junior recorded a double in the seventh and 15th minutes, while Jahaal Greaves and Raphael Edwards scored in the 12th and 17th.The quarterfinal stage of the tournament will commence next Tuesday, when Albouystown come up against Broad Street at 20:00hrs, Sophia will engage Bent Street, Back Circle will lock horns with Tucville and Sparta Boss will have to live up to their hype against Future Stars.The semi-final round kicks off on June 15, with the grand final set for June 17.Winners of the tournament will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the runners-up will receive $200 000 and the respective accolade.The third- and fourth-place finishers will pocket $100 000 and $50,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade. On the individual side, $50 000 will be awarded to the Most Valuable Player (MVP).Other sponsors of the event include Fas Grafix, Jefford’s Distribution and Sales, Giftland Distribution Store and FARMSUP Mining Investments Inc.last_img read more

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Remarkable Cell Processes That Keep You Alive

first_imgWithin the factories of molecular machines that run living cells, including those in the human body, processes occur non-stop that are designed to meet every contingency.  Here are just a few examples.Parking garage:  Most of us have driven round and round in those multi-level parking garages looking for a spot.  We have something like that in our cells, too: helical ramps within an organelle called the endoplasmic reticulum, where proteins are given final assembly and checkups before being put into operation.  Science Daily has a diagram of the structure.  Nature News described how it works the same way as a parking garage, allowing “for dense, adjustable packing of material in the cell, boosting the surface available for protein production within a small volume.”Brain tune-up:  To perform in concert, neurons in the brain occasionally need to tune their signals, like orchestra players tune their instruments.  Science Daily described how they do it: NIH findings show that “brief bursts of chemical energy coming from rapidly moving power plants, called mitochondria, may tune brain cell communication.”  About a third of mitochondria move along tracks in the axon.  Their presence seems to provide a reference tone, like a tuning fork, for signals: “the presence of stationary power plants at synapses controls the stability of the nerve signal strength.”Cell division conductors: Speaking of orchestra players, there wouldn’t be music without an orchestrator.  Centrioles are tiny bundles of microtubules located at the foci of mitotic spindles, the structures that pull chromosomes apart during cell division (mitosis).  They are always found in pairs perpendicular to each other.  PhysOrg discussed their “manifold functions in the cell,” including “orchestrators of cell division,” a “tightly regulated process.”  European biochemists investigated the mysterious “pericentriolar material” (PCM) that binds them into the “centrosome” where, in a still mysterious way, they winch the chromosomes into the daughter cells.  “Our results show that the PCM still harbors many surprises,” one of the researchers said.Damage repair team spirit:  A paper in PNAS describes what happens when lesions form on DNA strands, triggering “excision repair” processes.  The title describes what happens: “Homologous recombination rescues ssDNA gaps generated by nucleotide excision repair and reduced translesion DNA synthesis…”  The study, performed on yeast cells, describes cooperation between translesion DNA synthesis (TLS), single-stranded DNA repair (ssDNA), and homologous recombination, which rebuilds a damaged strand from the intact strand.  “These findings suggest that ssDNA that might originate during the repair of closely opposed lesions or of ssDNA-containing lesions or from uncoupled replication may drive recombination directly in various species, including humans.”Checkpoint charlies:  A technical paper in Science Magazine described the interactions of multiple players that use checkpoints to ensure genomic integrity.  The teams include proteins, small interfering RNAs, and multi-part enzymes.  These players are all involved in “DNA Replication Origin Firing in Human Cells,” i.e., making sure that the all-important task of replicating the genome begins at the right spot.  Here’s a taste of the technical details: “We propose that MTBP acts with Treslin/TICRR to integrate signals from cell cycle and DNA damage response pathways to control the initiation of DNA replication in human cells.”Master regulator:  A paper in Nature uncovers more findings about mTOR kinase, which it calls “a master regulator of cell growth.”  The opening paragraph describes why this enzyme is important:Whether or not a cell grows is decided by a remarkable protein kinase enzyme called mTOR. As part of two complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2, mTOR integrates and interprets all sorts of factors that influence cell growth — including nutrients, stressors and the outputs of signal-transduction networks — by targeting a multitude of substrates that drive processes such as protein translation, metabolism and cell division. Research into mTOR-mediated signalling has taken on added urgency since it was discovered that most cancers contain mutations that inappropriately activate this protein.The newly-uncovered structure of mTOR, made up of 1,500 amino acids, shows that it has a “gatekeeper mechanism that controls substrate access to the active site.”You’re the boss:  As a functioning whole organism, you can tell your cells what to do.  An attention-getting paper in Nature states that “Attention enhances synaptic efficacy and the signal-to-noise ratio in neural circuits.”  In other words, when you focus your attention on a sight or sound, your neurons obey, all the way to the level of synapses between neurons.  “The results demonstrate that attention finely tunes neuronal communication at the synaptic level by selectively altering synaptic weights, enabling enhanced detection of salient events in the noisy sensory environment.”  Philosophers of free will, take note.Bricks that build:  Certain structural building blocks in the inner ear don’t just sit there.  They actually have a “starring role” to play, Science Daily reported in a surprise announcement.  “Researchers have found in mice that supporting cells in the inner ear, once thought to serve only a structural role, can actively help repair damaged sensory hair cells, the functional cells that turn vibrations into the electrical signals that the brain recognizes as sound.”Sex cooperation: Science Daily reported a “shocker,” a “surprising finding” that the female X-chromosome participates in sperm production.  One would think men and women are actually part of the same species after all.Where do we stop?  We could go on and on.  Every week in the science literature, new findings are made about regulators, teams, quality controls (see 7/16/13), checkpoints, conductors, players with starring roles – Michael Denton wasn’t kidding when back in 1985 (Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, p. 328) he compared a cell to a large city, filled with “supreme technology and bewildering complexity.”  That was almost 30 years ago; more discoveries have poured forth since then, many of them of paramount importance to our understanding of how life works.  It’s almost as if God, in His shrewd wisdom, has allowed biochemists to peer into the machinery, bit by bit, just as they were concluding their “evolution is a fact” speeches through their megaphones in the press.  It’s hard to see how Darwinian evolution can survive this never-ending onslaught of Design, design, design! emanating from the living cell as, week after week, year after year, improving technology brings its perfections into sharper focus. 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London Olympics: Vikas happy with eighth spot, wants more Indians in disucs throw

first_imgVikas Gowda registered his best-ever discus throw at the Olympics and finished a creditable eigth at the packed Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night. On a cold and windy night, when Robert Harting kept the German tradition of winning shot put intact, he registered the best throw of 68.27 metres in his fifth attempt.Silver went to Ehsan Hadadi in 64.18 metres and Gerd Kanter of Estonia had his seasons best 68.03 metres to clinch bronze.This is Gowdas third successive Olympics appearance and there is no doubt he has improved by leaps and bounds.People inside the arena stadium have been discussing Vikas Gowda as before this India never had a tradition in the field events.In a sport where there is no glamour at all unlike the track events, Vikas Gowda began with 64.79 metres before slipping to 60.95 metres in the second attempt.However, as the tall and burly shot putter had competed in the previous two Olympics in Athens and Beijing, he was not nervous at all.His fifth attempt was the next best at 64.48 metres but the 64.79 turned out to be the best.Though people have been critical of Gowda after the event, it is without reason. In Athens, Gowda registered a throw of 61.39 metres and Beijing was 60.69 metres.”I am not disappointed at all. It was a high quality final and I did my best in the conditions,” Gowda told Mail Today Sports Editor S. Kannan.In his view, his preparation for the London Olympics has been as good as it could be. “I had been training in the US and there is a clear improvement from where I started. I do think it’s a good sign that two Indian throwers made it to the Olympics finals,” he said.advertisementBefore this, Krishna Poonia had been in the women’s final.Vikas Gowda was inspired by his father Shiv Gowda and took to this sport, though his interest initially lay in basketball.Having migrated to the United States in 1989, the gentle powerhouse won the NCAA discus title in college in 2006.In between, Vikas did a degree in maths and has been taking tuitions to support his career.”For me, being in athletics is a dream which my dad nurtured,” said Vikas, with a strong American accent.Though he has represented India many times before, he came into prominence in the 2010 Commonwealth Games when he won a silver medal.To be sure, it was not easy for Vikas in the final. The expectation was he would go over 65 metres on Tuesday night, but stopped at 64.79 metres.”I will not complain about the weather and conditions. I think it was just fine. My explanation for not being able to throw more is I guess my body turn was slow. I don’t know why that happened,” said Vikas.It has been a tough life for the NRI as he has loans to pay-off and train as well.He takes maths tuitions back home and it’s only in recent times he is getting backing from the Olympic Gold Quest. “It has been a tough fight overall,” said Gowda.Meanwhile, Robert Harting described his wining moment as “golden.””It was worth all these years of fight and struggle. Because of my injuries, I have changed a lot the last three years,” he said.Harting is not looking too far ahead at the future. “I will see what the press writes about me and my gold and after that I will make my deicison. Yes, Rio will be nice and warm,” said the German.last_img read more

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iPad or Nexus 7? Here are some tablets that you can consider buying

first_imgWhile a number of good Android tablets are available in the Indian market, iPads still retain their charm. ReutersTablets may not be as powerful as a laptop or as multi-functional as a smartphone, but they do have some appeal. They are good for consuming content. You can relax on your sofa after a stressful day at office and watch a movie on a tablet. Or you can take it out while you are waiting for your flight and read a book on it.Then, there is the matter of casual gaming. Tablets are excellent devices to play casual games like Angry Birds or even racing games like Need For Speed.A tablet is not a necessity like a laptop or a smartphone. But it is a handy device to carry.In Indian market, hundreds of different models of tablets are available. Some of these are sold for as cheap as Rs 2,500 while some cost over Rs 50,000. So, which of these tablets are worthy of your attention, and importantly, your hard earned money?Before we tell you about the tablets that we believe are better than the rest, here are some general points about buying a tablet:– Try not to buy a tablet for its call making or call receiving abilities. If you need a device that can make and receive calls, get a “phablet”, or in other words a large-screen phone.– If you are mostly going to use a tablet while travelling, get one that supports 3G connectivity. The tablets that support 3G connectivity cost more than the ones that support only Wi-Fi.advertisement– If you have Wi-Fi at home, a Wi-Fi only tablet is a value for money option.– If you already have a smartphone, a Wi-Fi only tablet is a value for money option because you can always use the cellular network in your phone for the tablet through Hotspot feature. Windows Phone, iOS and Android support Hotspot feature.– Tablets with big-screen size (9-inches or more) are better for watching videos and web browsing. Smaller tablets (screen size of around 7 inches) are more portable and easier to hold when you are in mood to snuggle in your blanket and read a book.Now, the tablets that stand out in the crowded Indian tablet baazar:Cheapest tablet we recommend Let’s make it clear — we are not big fans of cheap tablets. Unlike cheap smartphones, which are somewhat usable, most of the cheap tablets are junk. Buying them is akin to throwing your money in a rubbish box.That said, there is one tablet that is better than the rest. And it is because this tablet belongs to an older generation and has recently received a significant price cut. No, we are not talking about the Nexus 7 (2012) which was once sold for as low as Rs 8,999. That is no longer available. But you can get the Xolo Play Tab 7 for around Rs 6,000. For this price, it is decent tablet. It has a 7-inch IPS screen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, Tegra 3 processor that is rather old but still quite capable, 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and support for microSD card. The device runs Android 4.1. This is a Wi-Fi only tablet and 3G is not supported. If you want a cheap tablet on which your young kid can sketch and on which you can play Angry Birds, the Play Tab 7 is a nice option.Best tablet for less than Rs 10,000 There is a dearth of good tablets in the sub-Rs 10,000 category but Dell’s Venue 7 is one reliable option if you are in no mood to spend even a paisa more than the 10 grand. The Venue 7 too is a Wi-Fi only tablet. But other than the lack of 3G, it packs in decent hardware. The tablet is powered by Intel Atom Z2560 processor running at 1.6GHz. This is a dual-core processor with support for hyper-threading that allows it to work as a quad-core processor. There is 2GB RAM in the device and 16GB internal storage. Micro SD cards are supported so you can expand the storage if you are going to store a lot of movies or music on the device. The 7-inch screen uses an IPS panel and has a rather respectable resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (a little more than 720P). The Venue 7 costs around Rs 9,700.Cheapest tablet with calling feature If you are someone who needs to make or receive calls on a tablet, the Lenovo A7-50 is an affordable and yet decent option. Be careful about the model number of the tablet here. Lenovo also has the A7-30 in the market. The A7-30 is cheaper but not so nice. The A7-50 costs around Rs 14,000. It packs in a quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, a 7-inch IPS screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 16GB internal storage and support for microSD card. The device runs Android 4.2 out-of-the-box but Lenovo says that it can be upgraded to Android 4.4. Though, we haven’t tested this claim. the A7-50 has two cameras — the rear camera can shoot 5-megapixel images while the front camera sports a 2-megapixel tag. The device supports Wi-Fi and 3G. And yes, you can make calls or receive them using the A7-50.Cheapest tablet for gaming advertisementIf you are looking for an affordable tablet primarily to play games, look no further than XOLO Play Tegra Note. Available for around 14,499, the Tegra Note is actually a tablet made by Nvidia, the company that makes graphics cards and processors. Xolo is Nvidia’s partner for Tegra Note tablets in India but the device is based on a reference design. It is powered by quad-core Tegra 4 processor, which is an astoundingly fast chip and is capable of handling even demanding mobile games like Dead Trigger 2 with ease. Rest of the hardware is the standard affair. The tablet has 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, support for microSD card, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 0.3 megapixels front camera and a 7-inch IPS screen with the resolution 1280 x 800 pixels. One extra feature with the Tegra Note is the support for a stylus. Though, in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter much.Best value for money tablet Where is the Nexus tablet in this list? Well, here it is. The Nexus 7 (2013), made by Asus and marketed by Google, was launched at a price of Rs 20,999. In fact, this is the price at which it still sells on the Google Play Store. But if you look around, you can get it for less than Rs 18,000. This is a very good price for a tablet that is extremely fast, functional, portable and capable of providing polished Android experience. The cheapest version of the Nexus 7 (2013) supports only Wi-Fi and has 16GB internal storage. The highlight of the Nexus 7 is its vibrant 7-inch screen with FullHD (1080P) resolution. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor running at 1.5GHz and 2GB RAM. It has a surprisingly decent 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front camera. The tablet is well-optimised for latest versions of Android — it is the official Android tablet — and offers lag-free and smooth Android experience.Cheapest iPad The first iPad Mini was launched in November 2012. So, you can say that it is pretty old. But don’t go by the date of manufacturing. Almost all iPads are fantastic tablets. And the iPad Mini is no exception. Powered by a dual-core A5 processor and 512MB RAM, the iPad Mini is capable of providing users a polished experience, which is better than what they will get with most of the Android tablets. The main reason why the iPad is so good is because of the tablet-specific apps that are available for it. Apple is also a company that believes in seamless integration between hardware and software — it makes its own hardware and writes almost all core software for the device — and that gives the iPad a performance edge over most of the Android tablets. For example, the iPad Mini will receive iOS 8 update despite its age. In comparison, most of the Android tablets run one-year-old version of Android. If we have to choose between the Nexus 7 (2013) and the iPad Mini (2012), we will go with the Nexus 7. It is a better and more powerful tablet. The Nexus 7 also has a better screen. But if you have a thing for anything Apple, you can’t go wrong with the iPad Mini that sells for around Rs 17,000.advertisementA tablet that is almost perfect Did we tell you that iPad is a fantastic tablet? Yes, we did. Among all iPads we believe that the iPad Mini (2013) aka the iPad Mini 2 is arguably the best tablet. With a price of around Rs 28,000 the iPad Mini 2 offers almost everything you can ask for in a tablet. It has a sleek aluminum body, the powerful A7 processor, 1GB RAM and a fantastic screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Yes, the iPad Air is more powerful and offers a screen that is better than the one in the iPad Mini 2. But the size of the iPad Mini — the screen size is 7.9 inches — is just perfect. The iPad Mini 2 is compact and portable and yet big enough to offer great web browsing or movie experience. In comparison, the iPad Air feels a little too big. The cheapest version of the iPad Mini 2 supports Wi-Fi but not 3G. It also has 16Gb internal storage. The 3G model or the one with more internal storage costs more.What about iPad Air?If you are a fan of big tablets and don’t mind spending Rs 35,000, go ahead and get the iPad Air, which has a 9.7-inch screen. It is a (slightly) better tablet than the iPad Mini 2 in technical terms. But the iPad Mini 2 is more user-friendly due to its compact size and feels more balanced.Follow writer on Twitter @Javed_dellast_img read more

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Chicharito: Osorio the best Mexico manager I’ve had

first_imgA day after the Mexican federation officially announced Juan Carlos Osoiro would not return as El Tri manager, many of his players paid tribute to the man who has led the team over the past three years.Osorio was offered a contract extension but is seeking other opportunities, with sources telling Goal this week that at least six different teams have been in touch with the Colombian tactician.While Osorio was heavily criticized and took several lopsided defeats during his tenure, there also were many good moments. Osorio won over his players, who largely backed him in the face of critiques from the Mexican press and fans, and that didn’t change on Saturday, with Mexico’s all-time leading scorer Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez leading the tributes by saying Osorio was the best manager he’s ever had during his nine years representing his country. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Thank you for these three years, profe. Thanks for so much. There are mixed feelings. The thankfulness is what sticks out the most because our paths crossed,” he wrote on Instagram.”Thank you for the confidence, faith, security, work, lessons, daring, support, honesty, congruency, opening, growth, communication, the strength to be able to go through so many things that they said and many things more.”You’re one of the best managers I’ve ever had. The best I’ve had in the Mexican national team without a doubt. I love you and admire you a lot, ‘professor!'”You’re an extraordinary manager, but especially a human being who I’m so honored to have known and shared so many things together! Thanks to your whole coaching staff, who are extraordinary again and also excellent people! I wish you only positive things, because you only deserve that and much more. See you soon, profe. Thanks for everything.”The new generation also was eager to praise Osorio. Hirving Lozano is the hottest name in Mexican soccer after a standout year at PSV and a goal and an assist at the World Cup in Russia. Osorio took heat for playing Lozano in 2016 but saw the 22-year-old become one of the players considered a ‘must-start.'”The truth is that for me, this man knows a lot about football. He gave me the chance to be in the senior team, he gave me a lot of chances to play and I’m thankful to him,” Lozano told  MarcaClaro .  “It’s unfortunate he’s not going to continue, and, well, hopefully it goes as well as possible for him with what comes. I think he’s a great manager.”Miguel Layun, a versatile defender who Osorio moved around the pitch often, joined the chorus as well.Mister, Paez, Sierra, Marin, Ríos, gracias… gracias por vivir con nosotros momentos increíbles, por creer en nosotros, algunas veces, hasta más que nosotros mismos. Me quedo con grandes recuerdos, y cómo esta foto, siempre buscaron la manera de hacernos ir hacia adelante. 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/uFykUTeR58 — Miguel Layun (@Miguel_layun) July 28, 2018 “Mister, Paez, Sierra, Marin, Rios, thank you,” Layun wrote, listing Osorio and his staff. “Thank you for going through incredible moments with us, for believing in us, sometimes more than we believed in ourselves. I’ll have great memories and, like in this photo, you always looked for the way to make us go forward.”last_img read more

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MP for West Grand Bahama and Bimini Speaks to the role of

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #Bahamas, October 5, 2017 – Nassau – New legislation is needed for the abuses in communication, whether it is fake news or irresponsible use of social media, said Pakesia Parker-Edgecome, Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, during her contribution in the House of Assembly.Mrs. Edgecombe made her remarks during the debate, in which she thanked the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, for her Speech from the Throne.The Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister said that she oversees Cinemas and Films, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Bahamas Information Services, Cable Television, Relations with the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, and Relations with BTC.She stated that even though many strides have been made at the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB), there still remain many hurdles that are faced.   “We are a democratic nation, and with democracy comes freedom.   With that freedom, however Mr. Deputy Speaker, we must remain responsible.”The BCB is where she started, noted Mrs. Edgecombe, and said it was good to her and played an integral role in where she is today.   “So therefore, Mr. Deputy Speaker, keenly aware of the challenges that the BCB may still face, I take it personal when persons continue to lambast the corporation and the many talented workers that are there.”Every entity has its difficulties, she added, and what exists today is as a result of many Members of Parliament having utilized ZNS as their personal public relations machine, the corporation thus following them at their whim.She pointed out: “Mr. Deputy Speaker, let me remind this House that ZNS is a news organization, while Bahamas Information Services is the government’s PR machinery.“That means the professionals get to choose what they deem newsworthy and of national importance at ZNS – the professionals.   So therefore, I appeal to my fellow Parliamentarians, let the staff of the BCB do their job without feeling that if they were to make a decision in the best interest of the organization, a pink slip will follow.“I also advise my fellow colleagues that the Bahamas Information Services is the government’s PR machinery.   Each Ministry is equipped with an Information Officer, all you need to know is the name of that person, and you will have your PR right intact.   BIS is here for you, that is the PR machinery.”Mrs. Edgecombe addressed what is a growing concern in the community.   “Whether it be fake news or the irresponsible use of social media, Mr. Deputy Speaker, it is high time that further legislation is brought, necessary to curb the abuses in communication.”   She added that she, along with her team, will work along that avenue.Communication will lead the way in all the work that needs to be done; and even though little attention was given to this area in the Speech from the Throne, she thinks that this will change in the future.By: Robyn Adderly (BIS)Photo Caption:  Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe.  (BIS Photo) 18003732876center_img Related Items:last_img read more

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