TV Commercial Campaign under consideration for destination TCI says Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – Television marketing of the Turks and Caicos is being contemplated by the Ministry of Tourism according to Hon Porsha Smith. “Those thoughts are already in our minds, its just a matter of time for us and us finding the financial resource to be able to afford them.”On Saturday, with the arrival of a new direct United Airlines flight from Houston, we asked the Minister if she and her team believe the time has come for destination TCI television commercials to these markets on their local TV stations.“I think we are also looking at expanding our office locations actually in those areas, so you are going to be seeing more coming from the Tourist Board some recommendations that will go to the government on expanding ourselves and putting in strategic locations so that we can better serve the tourists that are coming to us.”A tide has certainly turned for the Turks and Caicos which now sees a surge in visitor arrivals during summer, guests catching those discounts on the usual ‘peak season rates’. Terminal and Marketing Manager of the TCI Airports Authority, Lavern Reynolds explained things are booming. “Well, what I’m very happy about is the fact that it is starting now which is June, which is somewhat our off season. So we are bringing people in on our off season to keep our tourism product busy, pretty much all year round. We hope to have this flight every off season and continue from there on in, so I think it’s a great addition to the plethora of flights that we have.” Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bumper Sticker promotes Provo as #1 Island in the World Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos Related Items:destination tci, lavern reynolds, Portia smith, tv commerciallast_img read more

Bahamas Met Department still monitoring Hurricane Jose

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 12, 2017 – Nassau – The National Hurricane Centre is advising that based on its latest models, when Hurricane Jose completes it loop on Friday, September 15, 2017, it will be pointed more towards the Carolinas and Virginia, USA.   This suggests that Hurricane Jose will pose much less of a threat to The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands this coming weekend or early next week.The Bahamas Department of Meteorology will, however, continue to monitor the movement of Jose, because looping hurricanes have, in the past, not conformed to the suggested forecast tracks and Jose is still too close in proximity to The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands to not be of a concern.The centre of the storm was located about 435 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island.    It is moving towards the east near 6mph and this motion is expected to continue today (Sept 12).    Turn towards the southeast is expected followed by a turn towards the southwest by Wednesday (Sept 13).Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75mph with higher gusts.    Some additional weakening is possible during the next day or so and Jose could weaken to a tropical storm later today.For more information contact: Lindsay Thompson, Public Information Officer, NEMA at (242) 322-6081. 322-6085. 361-5569. Email: nemabahamas242@gmail.com.  Website: www.bahamas.gov.bs. Facebook: NEMA-BahamasPress Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Intel intros 9thgen Core H mobile CPUs Graphics Command Center

first_img 15 Photos $1,599 4:42 See All Post a comment In this GDC space, a toilet plunger becomes your game controller Review • For the 2017 iMac 27, Apple doesn’t mess with success Best Buy Apple iMac Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now $1,799 Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? See It Walmart See it Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice $1,599 Preview • New iMacs promise 1 billion colors, plus USB-C Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img 0 Intel Microsoft Apple $1,799 News • New Apple iMac update for 2019 has better graphics and eight-core Intel i9 processor Game Developers Conference Now playing: Watch this: Google’s gaming service is coming, info on the next Pixel Adorama Share your voice This is Intel utility’s first facelift in five years, and adds one-click optimization for games, better explanations of what each setting does with visual previews and integrated control over driver updates so that you get the zero-day game-optimized drivers automatically.It offers more granular control over all the color, sharpness and contrast settings, letting you adjust the primaries where relevant. These are all controls that users of discrete graphics from Nvidia and AMD are used to, but which Intel never really had a reason to provide.I tried it on a few systems and didn’t see any real-time (or even delayed) affects on the previews, but it was an earlier version and it’s possible the screens weren’t good enough to reflect any subtle changes. But I was hoping for a big red “disable iGPU” button, anyway.IGCC will work on systems with sixth-generation Core chips (Skylake) or newer, and the old control panel will remain for a while — the IGCC will be available through the Microsoft Store until then (it’s free). While Intel may eventually release versions for MacOS and Linux, for now it’s Windows 10 only.The company also teased the release of its ninth-generation H-series processors — the performance-class mobile CPUs — indicating that we should see them (presumably in products) before the end of June.Intel’s presentation included a photo of the Microsoft Surface Studio as an example of its target user for the ninth-gen mobile H-series processors (desktop all-in-ones use mobile parts as a way to keep heat at bay) and while it might have only been illustrative, we’re hoping it means that the Studio will finally get the processor upgrade it deserves. When the newest model launched in the fall of 2018, its bump to only a quad-core seventh-gen i7 was disappointing. That’s especially true in light of Apple’s recent iMac updates, which added a top-end option for a ninth-gen i9. See It See It reading • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center • Mentioned Above Apple iMac (27-inch, 2017) Game Developers Conference Video Games Software Enlarge ImageCompared to its HD Graphics Control Panel, the IGCC provides more granular control over hue, saturation and brightness, with live previews. You can even load your own videos or stills. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET Intel flexed its graphics muscle at the Game Developers Conference, announcing the upcoming ninth-generation H-series processors (sorry, no details). It also announced a beta of a new GPU control panel that will eventually replace the Intel HD Graphics Panel you may be familiar with if your computer uses the graphics processor integrated into the Intel CPU.The new Intel Graphic Command Center (IGCC) is part of prepping the foundation for the company’s Ice Lake processors, with a new generation of the integrated GPU (iGPU) expected later this year, as well as paving the way for Intel’s discrete graphics debut in 2020.last_img read more

What To Expect For Donald Trumps Inauguration

first_img Share Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe sun sets on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building ahead of inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday.The peaceful transition of American power will be witnessed by the world once again Friday. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. That has brought jubilation in conservative America. For them, Trump’s win is a sigh of relief, a repudiation of Barack Obama’s America and a pause on the liberalization of the world’s remaining superpower.But this day isn’t without controversy. There are hard feelings — and fear — in the other America. That America sees Trump’s win as unfair and unjust — given Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, given Russian meddling in the election intended to boost Trump, and given the unprecedented way Trump presented himself during the campaign. He went after all comers. No one was beyond reproach or the basest insult.A polarized country, which in many ways can be separated by how one views Trump, sets the backdrop for the incoming president’s inaugural speech. And Trump has a powerful bully pulpit to work from. While he is coming into office with the lowest favorability ratings of any president since polling began, he also has the biggest Republican majority in the House in a century and a majority in the Senate. Trump has pledged to keep his inaugural speech short, but what he says could have far-reaching consequences. Those words may signal a critical course for how he intends to reach out across the American divide — and how he intends to govern.The speech, while central, is one part of a full day of events.Here’s what to expect throughout the day:Events begin with a service at 8:30 a.m. ET. at Saint John’s Church, across from the White House.Trump’s and Pence’s families then attend a tea at the White House with the outgoing president and Michelle Obama, before heading to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.The swearing-in ceremony is expected to begin around 11 a.m. ET, with the inaugural address to follow. Trump will be sworn in with Lincoln’s Bible, the same used for Obama’s ceremonies. He will also use his personal Bible.The families of the new president and vice president head to a congressional luncheon at the Capitol. What’s on the menu? Steak, ice cream, lobster and chocolate souffle, USA Today reports.Meanwhile, the Obamas fly to Joint Base Andrews, where Obama will say farewell to his staff before leaving for Palm Springs, Calif.The inaugural parade begins at 3 p.m. More than 8,000 people will be led by Trump and Pence from the Capitol to the White House, according to Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee, which has a full list of participants, including members of the military, veterans groups, school bands and Boy Scouts of America.In the evening, President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence will attend the Liberty and Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Air Transats new Chefs Menu takes flight

first_img Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Air Transat TORONTO — Our taste buds are 30% less effective at high altitudes. So Chef Daniel Vézina had his work cut out for him when putting together dishes and menus fit for foodies for Air Transat’s Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina series.The tasty new lineup, launching onboard Air Transat aircraft starting Dec. 1, includes everything from Pulled Beef Shepherd’s Pie and Braised Beef Bourguignon for meat lovers to Cheese and Tomato Orzo Risotto, White Bean and Quinoa Bowl and Salmon Fillet with Asian Noodles. There’s even Turkey with Cranberry Sauce perfumed with Truffles.All were served up with style at yesterday’s Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina event that brought together trade and consumer media, travel agents and even members of Air Transat’s cabin crew.This is the second series of dishes and menus that Vézina, a celebrated chef with restaurants in Quebec (‘Laurie Raphaël’ in both Montreal and Quebec City), has created for Air Transat. The airline says the feedback from passengers since launching this new offering last spring “has been extremely positive”.Cheese & tomato orzo risottoPulled beef shepherd’s pieSalmon fillet with Asian noodlesTurkey with cranberry sauce and butternut squash risottoWhite bean and quinoa bowlBraised beef bourguignonThe Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina is served complimentary to all Club Class passengers. In Economy Class, meals and their accompaniments are available for $15 for breakfast and $25 for dinner. Each meal will be served with a cheese plate, dessert and a glass of wine.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthDenise Heffron, VP National Sales & Commercial for Transat Tours Canada, says Economy Class passengers would be well-advised to pre-order from the menu before their flight, given their popularity.“This is about improving the culinary experience in the plance,” said Chef Vézina. “We have a desire to make sure the customer eats well. And we will make every effort to make sure your meals onboard are memorable.”Dave Bourdages, VP, Inflight Service & Commissary for Air Transat, who hosted yesterday’s event along with Chef Vézina, Heffron and other members of the Transat team, summed it up: “There’s no reason to have bad airplane food anymore. We embarked on a journey to find a great chef … and we wanted to bring this dining experience to the flying public.”The two breakfast options are a Spinach and Basil Omelette, and Square Crepes with Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon. The breakfast options are a new addition for this season. Both are served with a plain croissant, yogourt, orange juice and coffee.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaAll the new meals can be pre-ordered effective immediately by calling 1-877-TRANSAT or at the Air Transat website as of Oct. 1.center_img Air Transat’s new Chef’s Menu takes flight Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more