Diaspora Conference Facilitated 240 Business Meetings

first_imgMinister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, has reported that 240 business meetings were facilitated at the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference.He also noted that several investments will be coming into the country as a result of the links made at the three-day event, which ended on June 19 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James.“The 240 meetings were facilitated among 14 investors on 30 local projects. That is significant. Out of that, seven investors indicated that they were desirous of making equity investments in 17 projects, and have requested additional information from these project owners,” the State Minister said at the closing ceremony.“JAMPRO is going to follow-up with these (prospective investors), and the country will hear more about the investments. The future of Jamaica is extremely bright,” the State Minister added.He noted that some 600 delegates attended the conference, and reiterated that Jamaicans overseas are committed to their country.“The important story is not the size of the conference, it is the commitment of Jamaicans to Jamaica,” Mr. Brown said.There were deliberations on the soon to be published Jamaica International Migration and Development Policy at the conference, which among other things will seek to minimize culture shock and prepare migrating Jamaicansfor assimilation, so they can contribute to the development of both Jamaica and their host countries. It will also assist in tracking the number of those who will be joining the Diaspora.“Our objective is to prepare our people to deal with the challenges that they will face in different spaces, and to let them know that if things don’t work elsewhere, they can return home, anytime they are ready. We want Jamaicans to know that this is their home, and once you are ready to return, we are ready to receive you,” Mr. Brown said.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

Dil Mera Blast is apt for festive season Darshan Raval

first_imgMumbai: Popular singer Darshan Raval has come up with his new single “Dil mera blast”, and the singer believes the peppy number is apt for the festive mood. “After Hawa Banke, Dil mera blast is completely the opposite, it’s fast, peppy and ideal for this festive seasons. I hope people enjoy the track as much as we did while creating them,” he said. “Dil mera blast” is composed by Javed-Mohsin and the video is directed by Adil Shaikh. “The track is all about revelry, something that is synonymous with the festive season. It’s a song for the masses, shot with 300 dancers. This is a first for an independent track. This is also one of the few independent tracks aimed at masses. Mostly, such songs belong to romantic or the hip hop genre,” said the music composer duo. The song was released on Friday, on the YouTube channel of Indie Music Label.last_img read more

TCI weather impacted by Tropical Wave watching new storm Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TropicalStormIrma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 31, 2017 – Providenciales – We are not experiencing a hurricane, but there is a tropical wave over the Turks and Caicos Islands and it is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms for the weekend.   Here is the official report from The Bahamas Department of Meteorology;A TROPICAL WAVE IN THE VICINITY OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD WHILE A WEAK HIGH-PRESSURE RIDGE SETTLES NORTH OF THE AREA. SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT.    BOATERS SHOULD EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.    WINDS AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.  SEAS:  4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.    Weather wise today, a FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF AFTERNOON  THUNDERSTORMS.    The Met Office also warns, that MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS.As we watch the Tropics, here is the latest on #TropicalStormIrma which is expected to become a hurricane today…At 5AM the center of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 32.9 West.    Irma is moving toward the west near 12 mph.   A west-northwestward motion is expected today and tonight, followed by a generally westward motion on Friday.Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph with higher gusts.     Additional strengthening is forecast.   Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.    There are no warnings or watches and no hazards to any land mass at this point.    Tropical Storm Irma is located about 590mls west of Cabo Verde Islands and is moving west at 12mph.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Research model suggests moons of some planets developed from rings

first_imgThis is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986. Image: NASA (Phys.org)—French researchers Sébastien Charnoz and Aurélien Crida have proposed in a paper published in the journal Science that moons that orbit some of the planets in our solar system came about due to accretion from material in rings that used to surround the planets, rather than as entities that took shape while their host planets were forming. Citation: Research model suggests moons of some planets developed from rings (2012, November 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-moons-planets.html Explore further ‘Hot Jupiter’ planets unlikely to have moons More information: Formation of Regular Satellites from Ancient Massive Rings in the Solar System, Science, 30 November 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6111 pp. 1196-1199 DOI: 10.1126/science.1226477ABSTRACTWhen a planetary tidal disk—like Saturn’s rings—spreads beyond the Roche radius (inside which planetary tides prevent aggregation), satellites form and migrate away. Here, we show that most regular satellites in the solar system probably formed in this way. According to our analytical model, when the spreading is slow, a retinue of satellites appear with masses increasing with distance to the Roche radius, in excellent agreement with Saturn’s, Uranus’, and Neptune’s satellite systems. This suggests that Uranus and Neptune used to have massive rings that disappeared to give birth to most of their regular satellites. When the spreading is fast, only one large satellite forms, as was the case for Pluto and Earth. This conceptually bridges the gap between terrestrial and giant planet systems.center_img Space researchers have long proposed that moons circulating planets generally came to exist in one of three ways: as entities that formed on their own as their host was developing, as clumps that coalesced from material shed from a planet struck by some other body, or by being captured as they passed by. In this new research, Charnoz and Crida propose a fourth possibility – that the moons were formed from material in rings that surrounded their host planet.In attempting to explain how moons orbiting planets such as Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, came about, the researchers created mathematical models that could predict moon formation from material surrounding a planet. Their models suggest that when material in a ring reaches a certain critical point at some distance from the host, called the Roche radius, the gravity from the host planet is offset by the gravitational pull that each piece exerts on others in the ring. Because of this, material in the ring begins to coalesce with some pieces eventually accreting enough material to form a moon. They add that the speed at which material in the ring orbits the host may account for the number of moons that form. Slow moving material might result in the formation of several small moons, while fast moving material may result in just one, as might have been the case with Earth and its single moon. Their model explains, they suggest, why all of the moons orbiting planets (except for Jupiter) in our solar system grow in size as they orbit farther from the host planet. Jupiter they say, is an exception, with its moons likely originating in tandem with the planet birth itself.The researchers concede that their models can’t explain how the rings themselves came to exist, but suggest it’s possible that they came about due to collisions with other bodies moving through space. © 2012 Phys.org Journal information: Science 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.last_img read more