Take a Walking Tour of Shakespeare’s London With Your iPhone

first_imgIf you visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, it’s hard to escape the town’s connection to Shakespeare. But when you visit London, the place where the playwright actually spent most of his life working, there aren’t so many signs. It’s with that in mind that Victor Keegan built the Shakespeare’s London iPhone app, “to remind us of these buried memories of the playwright.”A walking tour through Shakespeare’s London is not a terribly novel idea. There are books and guided tours available already should you want to do more than simply visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre. (And for many, that’s probably plenty.) But for those who want a more in-depth exploration of London’s literary history, then an iPhone app might be just the thing.The Shakespeare’s London app maps various key locations in Shakespeare’s plays and poetry and in his own life. Using the phone’s GPS, you’re told your distance from, for example, “the taverns he surreptitiously mentioned in his plays (such as “the Elephant” in Twelfth Night), the Silver Street house he lodged in with a Huguenot wigmaker or the numerous theatres where he acted or where his plays were performed.” Clicking on an icon on the map brings up background information, commentary as well as reproductions of old prints and maps. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts In an article in The Guardian today, Keegan talks about his research into mapping the history of London theatre. Many of the popular venues of Shakespeare’s time no longer exist, and at inns and the like that do, there is rarely any sort of plaque or landmark. Of course, if the Bard and Elizabethan theatre aren’t really your bag, there are other apps – just like there are other guided tours – that offer insights into other authors’ haunts. The aptly-titled, Literary London, for example, plots the places connects to a variety of famous authors: Charles Dickens, Aldous Huxley, Agatha Christie, Graham Greene and the Bloomsbury Set. Neither of these apps are free. Shakespeare’s London is $2.99 and Literary London $7.99. And neither of them have incorporated this wonderful technology of MegaReader, an augmented reality e-reader that lets you actually see through your iPhone as you read and walk. All of this seems to point to what seems to this literature geek, at least, as a huge market for some digital humanities types.I mean, there’s a bar in the town where I grew up where Ernest Hemingway was supposedly a regular, on the occasions he was in the region for hunting or fishing trips. There’s no plaque in the Wonder Bar to commemorate it. Is there an app for that? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Tags:#E-Books#web last_img read more

GALLERY: Ateneo tops La Salle in Battle of the Rivals

first_imgAteneo edged La Salle, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-13, in the Battle of the Rivals charity game on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Jia Morado of Ateneo and Aby Maraño of La Salle earned Player of the Game honors for their respective squads. Morado had 58 excellent sets while Maraño scored 16 points with three blocks and three service aces.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Battle of the Rivals: Valdez, Ateneo best La Salle in 5 sets FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet ADVERTISEMENT READ: Battle of the Rivals: Valdez, Ateneo best La Salle in 5 setsAll photos by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

Horse racing: Maneka Gandhi lashes out at turf clubs for brutality to horses

first_imgNEIGH SAYER: Maneka Gandhi wants to weed out racing’s evilsAnd so, as the famous line runs, they lash these equines to hurry to the finish line. Simple horse sense you’d say, for there are few better sights in sport than that of a rider crouched in beast-like concentration, whipping ahead,NEIGH SAYER: Maneka Gandhi wants to weed out racing’s evilsAnd so, as the famous line runs, they lash these equines to hurry to the finish line. Simple horse sense you’d say, for there are few better sights in sport than that of a rider crouched in beast-like concentration, whipping ahead of the pack.But the line, evidently, does not impress Union Minister for Social Justice Maneka Gandhi much. Never shy of whipping up a little controversy herself, Gandhi has now made it clear to jockeys, turf associations and stud-farm owners across the country that it is the horse that counts. And therefore whipping in its present “brutal” form is unacceptable.Gandhi’s decision to end the free reign riders enjoy comes after a yearlong investigation conducted by her ministry of India’s eight racing centres: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ooty, Chennai and Kolkata. The result: exhaustive video footage and substantial field evidence show that there have been flagrant violations in the game of racing on many counts.Apart from flogging, Gandhi’s team found rampant corruption in the import of the animals and the killing of “retired” ones, and unearthed large-scale corruption in the manner betting (legal or otherwise) takes place. Earlier this month, the ministry handed over a thick horse file to the CBI for investigation.On June 20, following discussions with industry members, it was decided that the older whips would be banned since their use constituted a violation of the existing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and the Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2000. The minutes of the meeting made available to INDIA today state that “turf authorities were unanimous that the shock-absorbing whip should be made mandatory in all the racing centres in India”.Among those who attended the meeting were representatives of the Turf Authorities of India (TAI), Race Horse Owners Federation of India, Western India Trainers Association, National Horse Breeding Society of India, Racing Academy of India, Indian Association of Equine Practitioners, Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and ministry representatives. Says Nirmal Prasad, secretary general, TAI: “For the first time ever we have agreed to being reviewed by the government.”The only opposition to the move comes from the Jockeys Association of India (JAI) that has moved a civil court in Mumbai. Also according to JAI, by restricting lashing to eight times during the race (currently jockeys do it 25-40 times in a race), the ministry will rob the sport of its flavour. Contends Asif Lampwala of Advani and Co, JAI’s counsel: “The Union ministry is in no position to enforce things since sports is a state subject. Also, the ministry’s rules have not been placed before Parliament, and, therefore, are not legally binding.” The JAI’s argument in the court is that air-cushion whips imported by the ministry were tried out in Bangalore in July, but the rubber coatings fell off. This exposed the horses to the fibreglass rod under the rubber. Besides, the whips are not stitched and bound, defeating the ministry’s own guidelines issued in March.advertisementINTERNATIONAL WHIP USAGEAir-cushion whips, eight lashes per raceNATIONAL WHIP USAGELeather-whale bone whips, used up to 40 times in a race Another of Gandhi’s findings is that scores of “retired” horses have been “killed” either by being starved or burnt to death. Then there is the less-than-trivial business of betting, rampant in an industry that boasts of a declared annual turnover of about Rs 50 crore and has an on-field spectatorship of anywhere in the range of 60,000 each day across the country, far more than in sports like hockey and tennis.Gandhi’s team discovered that betting coupons officially notified for Rs 50 actually amounted to Rs 5,000 and those stamped Rs 100 to 100 times more. “Underpricing coupons is a way of avoiding taxes,” she says. “The sport has to be cleaned up on many fronts.”MANEKA’S PET PEEVES MARCH, 2001: Directs Kerala Government to take state ownership of all domestic elephants set up elephant orphanages.JANUARY, 2001: Prompts Punjab government to ban animal sports, including bullock cart racing.DECEMBER, 2000: Locks horns with Union railway minister Mamata Banerjee over “illegal” rail transportation of cows from Uttar Pradesh to slaughter houses in Howrah.OCTOBER, 2000: Asks Lucknow Nagar Nigam to stop pig catching drive; threatens to file an FIR.JUNE, 2000: People for Animals slaps legal notice on R. Mohan for cruelty to an elephant in his film Rani Ko Raja Se Pyaar Ho Gaya. As dubious is the importing of equines into the country. It is a system in which buyers indulge in flagrant violations of the Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act with every transaction. Importers acquire top horseflesh for anywhere between Rs 45 lakh and Rs 1.5 crore in foreign markets. They then sell them to front companies, abroad again, for Rs 10-20 lakh.advertisementThese companies then sell them at the same price to the importer, who sells it locally at the same price. The same man keeps buying the same horse under different guises, before bringing it to the country at the “price of a monkey” to avoid customs duty.Many other lacunae have been spotted in the system. Jockeys attend no training school; horses are transported in windowless, enormously constricting float cages in which they often die; and urine samples (for steroid testing) are sent to Hong Kong in the absence of indigenous laboratories.The resolutions seek to bring to an end all these violations. Apart from accepting shock-absorbing whips, the participants agreed that henceforth they would not allow whipping in which the arms are raised above shoulder height. They also decided that the number of lashes would be restricted to eight in a single race; and that excessive whipping would invite penal provisions ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 3,000, suspension for two racing days, and/or the withdrawal of the whip.Broad consensus called for a common course to acquaint horse trainers with the latest and the best methods worldwide. “Retired” horses would be looked after from a common fund (to be set up) and float cages made bigger to ensure healthy passage between centres.The sport of racing is more popular than ever before in India. But clearly, much needs to be done to weed out the many ills that dot the tracks. The whip needs to be cracked hard on erring associations, and offending importers. Betting syndicates have to be exposed. Otherwise all that will count in the race is finishing first.last_img read more

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR IMPROVING SIDES

first_imgA focus on improving junior Touch is the key to gaining places in the higher ranks of the National Under 18’s Tournament. The Crusaders and the Combined Independent Schools sides have honed in on their junior talent and the result is massive improvement. South Australia and Victoria have followed their Under 20 counterparts combining their forces for the first time at the 18’s as well as the NTL’s under the Crusaders banner. This move comes in at a time when both SA and Victoria have made the decision to focus on their junior ranks. The team now known as the Crusaders competed up until this year under their individual state titles, struggling to climb out of the bottom group of teams. The Crusaders franchise has been working over the past two years building for their 20’s division and decided to combine to the 18’s side as well to build the franchise itself. Gavin Macdonald, the coach of the Crusaders men’s side, believes the decision is a positive step for both the SA and Victorian Touchies. “There is more depth in the talent, which helps create a stronger team,” Macdonald said. The Crusaders have implemented a new selection process incorporating a three game state challenge, during which all the players were selected. “We’re hoping that the new program will improve all the players within our junior ranks,” said Macdonald. In last year’s tournament when the teams competed as separate states, they finished second last and last respectively. The Crusaders men’s side has been a competitive team throughout this year’s competition thus far and it is put down to the new program. The level of talent within the two states is similar and as a result of this the Crusaders team is virtually half and half from each state. The NSW Combined Independent Schools Girls side has also made rapid improvement in their Touch form. Back in 2003 the side finished last in the National 18’s tournament, before creating history last year by winning their first ever match and then climbing to even greater heights this year. Now, in 2005 they were knocked out in the quarter finals by a strong NSWCCC side and will tomorrow face CQ in the play-off for fifth position…remarkable considering where they were ranked in 2003. The NSWCIS girl’s team progressed through to the 2005 round matches with four wins, one draw and a loss. Their coaches, Terry Savage and Kendall Devine, put it down to a new attitude the CIS has towards Touch. “CIS has put more time into the junior level and is more focused on the sport of Touch,” Savage said. This year is Savage’s first year as coach of the Womens side but has coached the boys for the past six years. “About three to four years ago Touch [within the CIS] was still in its infancy stage,” said Savage. CIS has put in place a Touch convener, based in Sydney, to improve the sport of Touch and to increase the interest and participation in the selection trials. “Touch is starting to gain momentum and is getting a lot of recognition and funding. We’re now also starting to acquire qualified coaches to coach the teams,” said Savage. CIS is beginning to develop a history within the sport of Touch with ex-players returning in their coaching ranks. “It is about building a culture within the sport,” said Savage. Savage believes that because teachers have become interested in the game, the basics are now being learnt in their schools, making it easier to take the next step up for Nationals and become a strong, competitive side. For the other sides competing at the National 18’s, it’s great to see the improvement from sides such as the Crusaders and NSWCIS, as they continue to strive to match it and even beat the leading contenders. By Jackson Gomanlast_img read more

Ikea considers making modernist office building into a hotel

first_imgNEW HAVEN, Conn. – A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel.Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the property, is seeking approval from New Haven’s City Plan Commission to repurpose the building as a 165-room hotel.The concrete building is composed of two sections, with an office block elevated above the lower floors by massive pillars. It was built in the late 1960s as the headquarters for the Armstrong Rubber Co., which later solid it to the Pirelli tire company. After acquiring the property in 2003 Ikea built its outlet on an adjacent plot but it has hung a huge banner ad from its roof to advertise chairs or desks sold at the store.In a letter to the planning commission, Ikea said the expectation is “that the building will become an attractive purchase opportunity as a hotel,” the New Haven Register reported . It said the plan would help meet the city’s need for new hotel rooms and rejuvenate an architecturally significant building at a gateway to the city centre.The site plan documents do not identify a potential hotel operator. An Ikea spokeswoman said the company has not announced any new plans for the building and did not have any further information to share.City officials have been discussing different ideas for use of the site with Ikea for several years, said Matthew Nemerson, the city’s economic development administrator. For now, he said, Ikea is only talking about parking and zoning changes that might be needed to accommodate a new use for the building.“While we are excited we don’t want to put any pressure on them,” Nemerson said. “We’re very happy they are talking to developers.”Works by Breuer, Hungarian-born architect, have seen a resurgence of interest and Nemerson said he has heard a range of creative ideas for the New Haven building, including installing glass around the outside of the “missing” third floor to create new space possibly for a restaurant.“It’s always been a billboard. It could be something creative that captures people’s attention,” Nemerson said.last_img read more

Double delight Kohli Mandhana win top prizes

first_imgLondon: It was double delight for India as it swept the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack Wednesday with Virat Kohli and Smriti Mandhana clinching the ‘Leading Cricketer of Year’ honours, continuing their award-winning spree. Kohli and Mandhana had won big in the last ICC Awards night too. Mandhana was adjudged ‘Women’s Cricketer of the Year’ as well as the ‘Women’s ODI Player of the Year’ by the ICC in December, while the talismanic Kohli won the Cricketer of the Year award besides finishing as the top batsman in Tests. Indian captain Kohli was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the year for the third successive time, having amassed 2735 runs across the three formats in 2018. The India skipper is only the third cricketer ever to have won the award more than three times after Don Bradman (10 times) and Jack Hobbs (8 times).last_img read more

Buckeye Barbell Club raises the bar for powerlifters

An Ohio State student organization is welcoming those who are looking to get in shape through strength training.The Buckeye Barbell Club has two primary goals — to give OSU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to get stronger and to promote the sport of powerlifting — with a focus on the latter. Participating in club workouts is free of charge, but a $20 fee is required each academic year to help cover entry fees for meets and the club T-shirt.“When it originally started, it was meant for people to strength train together and to help new people learn how to (lift), and actually competing was in the background,” said Evan Byrne, club member and graduate student in electrical and computer engineering. “As we’ve gone forward, it’s shifted to more of an emphasis on competing.”Powerlifting is a sport that consists of three specific types of lifts — the squat, the bench press and the deadlift — and club members learn how to correctly and efficiently do them in hopes of competing in meets, whether it be at the local, regional or national level. These lifts are learned through the “wealth of knowledge” experienced weightlifters provide, fifth-year in electrical and computer engineering and club member Alex Cramer said.“There’s a lot of instruction and encouragement,” Cramer said. “It’s a lot easier to go to the gym every day when there’s someone invested in helping you.”While emphasis is placed on training for and competing in meets, the club also provides a more casual atmosphere for those who just want to strength train for personal recreation and people with all levels of experience are encouraged to join.“A lot of people are hesitant to join because they have this mental image of what a powerlifter looks like, but in Buckeye Barbell, you can see that we have tons of different kinds of people represented: different majors, athletic backgrounds and body types,” said Victoria Liang, president of Buckeye Barbell Club and third-year in information systems. “We have people who have never touched a barbell and we have nationally-ranked athletes. Our common goal of getting stronger brings us together, and that supportive network drives everyone to succeed.”Liang said that mental image of what a powerlifter looks like was a driving force behind the creation of the club.“When I started lifting my freshman year, I was terribly clueless and self-conscious like many beginners,” Liang said. “I often wished I had a community of people who could help, support= and motivate me, and that became my inspiration for the club.”Another staple of the club is the opportunity to get involved. Members of the club regularly do volunteer work at high school powerlifting meets in the winter, as well as the Arnold Sports Festival, which takes place at the Columbus Convention Center annually.Liang said the club has about 50 active members who participate in various activities that the club takes part in, from training sessions to seminars to volunteering. read more

Ohio State tops Michigan State 4937 in rematch of 2013 Big Ten

Buckeye football players link arms as they enter Spartan Stadium prior to a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37. Credit: Ritika Shah / Lantern TV News DirectorEAST LANSING, Mich. — Eleven months and a day after Michigan State beat Ohio State in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game, the No. 13 Buckeyes overcame an early deficit to top the No. 7 Spartans, 49-37, on the road.After the game, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott described OSU’s locker room as “ecstatic.”“Everyone’s in there smiling,” Elliott said. “Toothy smiles; big, beautiful smiles. We love each other and we came out and we played for each other. And we’re just happy to go out there and win for each other.”The win put the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-0) alone atop the Big Ten East Division standings, breaking a tie with Michigan State (7-2, 4-1). OSU also set a conference record with its 21st consecutive regular season Big Ten win.“It was a great opportunity for two good football teams to go play, and I’m very proud of our guys,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game. “A young team grew up tonight.”Elliott said OSU came into the game with a chip on its shoulder, and added the Buckeyes wanted to prove their doubters wrong.“Just coming into this game, no one believed in us,” he said. “We had no one behind our back besides Buckeye nation and ourselves. We just had to come out and prove to the world that we’re ready.”Heading into the weekend, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 14 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while the Spartans were No. 8.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said beating Michigan State means OSU’s “dreams are still alive for this year.” He added the game was about playing for the future, rather than getting revenge for last year’s loss.“It’s about accomplishing what we can accomplish this year,” Bennett said after the game. “And so by having that big win over a really good team, it really just keeps everything alive and starts putting us in the conversation.”After a handful of early miscues put OSU in an early hole, the Buckeyes surged to a 28-10 run to take a 42-24 lead early in the fourth quarter.“We just tried to forget about the mistakes, because mistakes happen in games,” redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett said after the game. “Those were…big mistakes, wish we didn’t make ‘em, but we did. We just all had to respond as a team and just get back together and play football.”Michigan State responded with a touchdown to cut the lead to 11, but Barrett sparked the Buckeyes on the ensuing drive, extending the lead to 18 at Spartan Stadium.On second-and-eight on his own 24-yard line, Barrett kept the ball and rushed outside before putting his head down to finish off a 55-yard run. Two plays later, Elliott powered the ball across the goal line for a 17-yard touchdown run, making it 49-31 with 7:12 on the clock.The Spartans tacked on another touchdown from redshirt-senior running back Jeremy Langford, but OSU ran nearly five minutes off the clock to help seal the win.The Buckeyes totaled 568 yards on offense, compared to 536 for Michigan State.Coming into the game, the Spartans’ defense had given up an average of 279.4 yards per game.“They’ve been talking about that defense, how they can stop everybody in the country,” sophomore safety Vonn Bell said after the game. “You seen our offense just shove it down their throats.”In a first half filled with momentum swings, OSU found a way to take a 28-21 advantage into the locker rooms — thanks in part to four total touchdowns from Barrett.After both teams scored early in the first quarter, OSU muffed a punt and Michigan State Jeremy Langford scored from 33 yards out on the first play of the ensuing drive.Barrett answered with his second touchdown run of the night on fourth-and-goal at the one, but Langford scored again to make it 21-14, set up by a key third-and-23 pass to senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a gain of 43 yards.“It was definitely a big time play,” Barrett said. “He did a great job just getting open and I just threw the ball to him.”OSU sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson fumbled on the ensuing kick to give the ball back to the Spartans, but they missed a 39-yard field goal to give OSU the ball on its own 21-yard line.On the opening play of the next drive, Barrett hit redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas for a 79-yard touchdown to tie the game at 21.After the game, Thomas said he knew what was going to happen before the ball was snapped.“Before the play came I knew I was going to score,” Thomas said. “Because of my confidence. I watch film on them.”After a Michigan State punt, Barrett went deep again and found Smith for a 44-yard touchdown, capping a five-play, 64-yard go-ahead drive for the Buckeyes.The 28-21 halftime lead came despite a pair of fumbles and six penalties for OSU.Michigan State opened the final 30 minutes with a field goal, but a 13-play OSU drive was capped by a one-yard touchdown run from Elliott, making it 35-24 with 2:18 to play in the third quarter.The Buckeyes stopped Michigan State on fourth-and-five on the ensuing drive, taking over at their own 36 to start the fourth.OSU marched down the field in less than three minutes before Barrett hit Wilson for a seven-yard touchdown to make it 42-24 with 12:07 to play. Michigan State redshirt-junior quarterback Connor Cook responded with a 16-yard touchdown strike to sophomore tight end Josiah Price.After Elliott’s touchdown, the Spartans took it back down the field for a touchdown, but Cook’s two-point conversion attempt fell short, keeping a 12-point advantage for OSU with 5:20 to play.Barrett finished the game with exactly 300 passing yards and three touchdowns and added another 86 yards and two scores on the ground. Elliott led all players with 154 rushing yards while Smith totaled 129 yards receiving.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett paced the OSU defense with four total tackles and the team’s only sack.Cook threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns while Langford totaled 137 yards and three scores on just 18 carries in the loss.The Buckeyes’ win marked their 12th consecutive victory on the road, which is the best ongoing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.OSU is set to close out a two-game road trip Nov. 15 against Minnesota in Minneapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.After the Golden Gophers beat Iowa, 51-14, before the Buckeyes took the field on Saturday, Meyer said his team doesn’t have much time to relax before getting back to work.“If you want to use the term exhale, we can’t exhale very long because we go on the road next week against a team that whooped Iowa,” he said. read more

3 New confirmed cases of Zika in TCI

first_img Related Items:3 new cases of Zika in TCI, pregnant woman confirmed to be infected with Zika in TCI, resorts report hundreds of thousands in cancellations due to Zika threat, Zika cases in both Provo and Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 15, 2016 – A pregnant woman is among the three new cases of the Zika Virus revealed by the Ministry of Health on Friday evening; three new cases to add to the five currently on record.Worse news is that we now know that Zika is being spread locally by mosquitoes or sexual contact as the two females and one male have not been outside of the country.  And it gets more serious, one of those women is pregnant.  Health Minister & Premier Rufus Ewing again bypassed having a press conference and opted for a recorded message.Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cancellations are reported to Magnetic Media by Providenciales resorts, as guests are opting out of a TCI vacation; this is troubling news for the leading industry.   It was the MOHHS surveillance program that got confirmation on the Zika Virus; since last week there had been travel advisories from the CDC for U.S. airline and cruise passengers coming to these islands, which depend largely on tourism as the key source of revenue.Zika prevention and mosquito prevention plans are stepped up says Premier Rufus Ewing; health and tourism professionals were met with last week on an action plan. Magnetic Media told you about that $550,000 spending allotted to solid waste management in our previous report; and the Premier in that Friday night statement explained that a robust campaign is due to be launched and will touch every island of the country.The over half a million dollars is devoted to that campaign.  The Health Minister called for people to stop littering and not to panic; still missing was information on areas in country where Zika has been detected.Magnetic Media has learned that Zika is present in both Provo and Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more