Related Items:#PMHubertMinnisCabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 16, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister Hubert A. Minnis Cabinet Portfolios:K. Peter Turnquest – DPM and Minister of FinanceCarl W. Bethel, Q.C. – Attorney General and Minister of Legal AffairsTheodore Brent Symonette – Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and ImmigrationDesmond Thomas Bannister – Minister of WorksRenward Ricardo Wells – Minister of Agriculture and Marine ResourcesDr. Duane Ernest Sands – Minister of HealthMarvin Hanlon Dames – Minister of National SecurityLanisha Tamar Rolle – Minister of Social Services and Urban DevelopmentFrankie Alfred Campbell – Minister of Transport and Local GovernmentJeffrey Leonard Lloyd – Minister of EducationRomauld Sotario Ferreira – Minister of Environment and HousingDion Alexander Foulkes – Minister of LabourDarren Allen Henfield – Minister of Foreign AffairsMichael Cliston Pintard – Minister of Youth, Sports and CultureDionisio James D’Aguilar – Minister of Tourism, Aviation and BahamasairBrensil Dennis Rolle – Minister of State for Public Service and National Insurance, Office of the Prime MinisterJames Kwasi Malik Thompson – Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Office of the Prime MinisterEllsworth Nathaniel Johnson – Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs#PMHubertMinnisCabinet
Jennifer Lawrence is returning from her year-long hiatus and has signed a project already. The acclaimed actress will be teaming up with Lila Neugebauer and Elizabeth Sanders for the film.The untitled film is for IAC FILMS and A24. The film will be directed by renowned theatre director Lila Neugebauer who is making her feature film debut. The project also has first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will be taking up the production work along with Jennifer Lawrence and Justine Polsky. This is Lawrence’s first film since she announced her break from acting a year ago.Speaking about the new venture, Brad Weston, the man who has the first-look film deal with the company, quoted to The Hollywood Reporter, “In a relatively short amount of time, Jennifer has already proven herself to be a one-of-a-kind actress and businesswoman. Her versatility and commitment to working with the greatest filmmakers in the industry highlight our shared ambition to create thoughtful, fearless films, and we are extremely excited to partner with Jennifer and Justine as they start this new chapter. Jennifer LawrenceInstagramLila Neugebauer is an established young director in the theatre arena. She made her Broadway debut last year with the revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed, The Waverly Gallery. The play starred Elaine May and Lucas Hedges with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush as producers. Rudin and Eli have had a successful streak with their production venture as they have delivered some successful films that have been nominated at the Academy Awards. Films like Lady Bird, Eighth Grade, Ex Machina are some of their films. Jennifer LawrenceTwitterDuring her year of break, Jennifer Lawrence did quite a lot of things. From getting engaged to having a tipsy night out in New York City with singer Adele to supporting her best friend Emma Stone by working with Represent.us, a non-profit organisation trying to bring a halt to political corruption.We will see Lawrence in the upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, which stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and more. From the looks of the trailer, it has been revealed that this will be Jennifer’s last X-Men film as Mystique.
Kolkata: A youth from Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas sustained head injuries after being hit on his head by a local miscreant. The incident occurred on Saturday morning when the victim protested against the accused as he was hurling abusive language at his wife. The accused has been arrested. Police said the victim, identified as Susanta Mondal protested against the accused, Madan Mondal who had allegedly abused his wife. A heated altercation broke out between the two when the victim demanded an apology from the accused. The altercation soon led to a scuffle following which the accused youth hit him on his head with a rod. One of the victim’s associates, Ram Naskar, who came to his rescue also received injuries in the incident. The accused fled the spot immediately after the incident but he was later arrested. The locals rushed both the injured victims to a nearby healthcentre. The locals told the police that the accused has been involved in various anti-social activities and often used to abuse women. A case has been initiated after the family members of the victims lodged complaints.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read January 19, 2015 Israeli entrepreneur Avi Brenmiller says he was coaxed by investors into selling Solel, his solar-thermal power firm, to Germany’s Siemens for $418 million in 2009. Today, little is left of it after Siemens pulled out of the business.From a thriving company that employed over 500 people, Solel has been reduced to a factory with 50 workers.Brenmiller’s experience is one of a growing number of cases illustrating the double-edged nature of Israel’s high-tech boom.While many entrepreneurs and investors have made lots of money from Israel’s startups over the past two decades, increasingly firms acquired by foreign buyers are then either shut down, with their intellectual property moving abroad, or turned into R&D centers for the parent company.Israel’s high tech industry is a major growth engine and investment magnet, attracting multinationals like Apple, Intel and Google, who have been eager to snap up local startups.High-tech goods and services account for 12.5 percent of Israel’s gross domestic product (GDP) and half of its industrial exports, government data shows. Israel leads the OECD when it comes to R&D, spending 4.3 percent of GDP on it, nearly twice the OECD average, according to Ernst & Young.Companies often tap into the skills of workers trained in the military or intelligence sectors and start-ups benefit from tax breaks and government funding.But Karin Mayer Rubinstein, head of the Israel Advanced Technology Industry association, said that while M&A brought money into Israel, patents were being “vacuumed” out.”In the last few years, most of the companies being bought don’t stay here as a separate entity,” she said.Jobs WarningMany Israeli companies are not growing into global players that acquire others rather than being acquired. This trend is creating an economic problem, said tech pioneer Dov Moran, who sold his firm M-Systems – which developed the USB flash drive – to SanDisk for $1.6 billion.He said some companies should be sold because they would not be successful on their own. He pointed to Google’s $1 billion acquisition of mapping start-up Waze as one such case.”But the fact that companies are sold is not really great for the country. Only R&D is kept in Israel, not sales, not logistics,” Moran said. “We need companies that are creating jobs not just for talented engineers and programmers.”After job creation in the high-tech sector grew an average of 2.5 percent annually from 2004-2012, it has started to shrink, contracting nearly 2 percent in total in the past two years, government figures show, even as the overall jobless rate fell.Looking back, Moran said that had he stayed the course, M-Systems could have grown to a company with $3-$4 billion a year in sales. Today it operates as a SanDisk R&D center and its workforce has fallen to 700 from 1,000 before the sale in 2006.There are 282 R&D centers in Israel, most owned by foreign firms. Eight out of 10 Israeli technology firms bought by multinationals become a foreign R&D center in Israel, or are integrated in existing foreign R&D centers, said the Israel Venture Capital (IVC) Research Center.Entrepreneurs say investors are often looking for high returns as quickly as possible.”To build a long-term success story takes hard work, many years and lots of patience,” Brenmiller said.Patience is not a strong point in Israel’s start-up culture, where entrepreneurs like to move from one idea to the next.Israeli venture capital-backed companies take an average of 3.95 years from the first round of funding to acquisition, compared with 6.41 years in Britain and 6.66 in France, according to third-quarter 2014 figures from Dow Jones VentureSource.Sign of MaturitySolel is not alone in its experience. Chromatis Networks was one of the biggest acquisitions ever of an Israeli company when it was bought by Lucent in 2000, but was shut down about a year later. IBM closed XIV in 2008 about a year after it paid $300 million for the storage technology firm, according to IVC.But there are some signs the sector is starting to mature as more companies are willing to wait longer before selling, aiming to build themselves up to a stand-alone size.In 2014 there were 70 Israeli “exits” – stake sales from mergers, acquisitions or initial public offerings (IPOs) – valued at nearly $15 billion, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But of that, $9.8 billion was in IPOs – up from $1.2 billion in 2013 – while the value of M&A fell to $5 billion from $6.5 billion.This can partly be attributed to the fact many successful entrepreneurs are on their second or third company, said Rubi Suliman, head of high-tech at PwC Israel.Brenmiller is one such case. He poured $20 million from the sale of Solel into establishing Brenmiller Energy, which has developed a more efficient way to store heat from the sun.To keep more companies, the Israeli government needs a long-term plan for incentives and support rather than simply early-stage aid, Rubinstein said.With wealthier entrepreneurs and less pressure to sell, some believe Israel could begin producing more large companies such as network security provider Check Point Software.”It is very understandable that a second-time entrepreneur with a large bank account is much more patient in his next venture and much more willing to take risks,” said Suliman.(Editing by Pravin Char) This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »
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