Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Nov 2015 – Over five hundred turned out to a weekend voter registration drive as time winds down for new electors to be added to the national list. Marketplace in Providenciales was on Saturday packed with people trying to get registered to vote ahead of the 2016 General Elections, even though that run off could be as much as one year away. Dudley Lewis, the Elections Supervisor had expressed concern about the young voters. We spoke to a couple of them, who felt excited at the opportunity. Young woman: “It’s to choose who you think is best to represent the country and to do what’s best for us.”Young man: “I think we need more voters voting in our country, especially the young folks. A lot of the young folks fall short on politics and what naught but it is really not about politics it’s about really letting your voice be heard, letting you know that, hey ‘I am a Turks Islander and I can vote’… you understand?”Applications for voter registration are available online, and TCIG has waived all costs to new voters. At the start of the month it was said some 3,000 were eligible to be added to the elector’s list; November 30th is the deadline for the current voter list. TCI Preliminary 2016/17 Electors List to be Publish Friday January 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Election Related Items:2016 general elections, dudley lewis, voter registration Status cards free first time says Cabinet
Volkswagen Tags 10 Photos Volkswagen VW’s adorable I.D. Buzz charms us on the California coast 3:28 Check out the VW ID 3’s clever camouflage 2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box More From Roadshow 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly Enlarge ImageGet ’em while the gettin’s good. Volkswagen With a brand spankin’ new electric hatchback soon to arrive, Volkswagen is ramping up its efforts to get people to embrace electrification, and its latest scheme should both accomplish that and help shore up some leftover supply for its outgoing EV.Volkswagen announced late last week that it will start offering extended test drives in the UK. These flexible test drives are, in essence, 48-hour loans that start and end at the dealership. In those 48 hours, though, people are free to do whatever, so long as they don’t leave the e-Golf dead by the side of the road or something equally silly. It’s a smart idea from an adoption perspective. You can theorycraft all you want about how well an electric vehicle will or won’t fit into your lifestyle, but you’ll never know for sure until you give it a whirl, and this allows everyone that opportunity without requiring an actual purchase. If it turns out the e-Golf’s 144-mile range (by Europe’s WLTP standard) fits into your life, there you go.It’s also likely a clever move that will help VW push remaining e-Golf stock through its doors. The car will become all but irrelevant when the ID 3 electric hatchback launches in mid-2020. With its shortest-range battery offering about 205 miles of range (again, by WLTP measurements) and its longest stretching north of 340 miles, the ID 3 has been built from the start as an EV, as opposed to the e-Golf, which runs on a variant of the MQB platform.The ID 3 is already forming a line. According to the automaker, it has now received more than 20,000 preorders for the ID 3, and it hopes to push that number to 30,000 by the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Share your voice 0 Post a comment Electric Cars Hatchbacks Now playing: Watch this: More about 2022 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Preview • Volkswagen I.D. Buzz: Driving this concept gets us smiling
Kangana Ranaut to play J Jayalalithaa in Thalaivi.InstagramKangana Ranaut has made a big announcement on her birthday on March 23. Riding high on the success of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is all set to play J Jayalalithaa on screen in a Tamil-Hindi biopic being directed by AL Vijay and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh. The film is called Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi. After Vidya Balan played the role of NTR’s first wife- Basavatamma in NTR biopic, there were rumours that she was also being considered for Thalaivi to play J Jayalalithaa. South actress Nayanthara was also in the reckoning. The part finally went to Kangana Ranaut. Interestingly, Thalaivi aka Jaya is written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, the writer of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, of the Bahubali series and also Salman Khan’s film Bajrangi Bhaijaan.Bombay Times quotes Kangana Ranaut as saying about the biopic, “Jayalalithaa ji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and went on to be an iconic politician. It’s a great concept for a mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project.”Kangana Ranaut had recently talked about making a biopic on her own life, directing it herself. The actress had also spoken about doing a warrior princess movie trilogy, starting with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.Kangana Ranaut had turned director for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi when director Krish walked out of the project halfway through. The film got rave reviews by critics but almost managed to recover its budget at the box office. However, it is said to have earned profits from satellite and other rights.Among the other films in Kangana Ranaut’s kitty are Ekta Kapoor’s Mental Hai Kya with Rajkummar Rao and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga.
Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan has held out the prospect of a partnership with Deutsche Telekom over sports rights in a bid to avoid a potentially damaging bidding war for the next round of Bundesliga football rights.In an interview with the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper, Sullivan said that any party interested in the rights had the option of a partnership.Sullivan said that a successful pay TV service had to appeal to all members of a household, not just football fans. While Sky offers a range of sports in its programming line-up, Deutsche Telekom has thus far focused on football only. Sullivan said that under a partnership agreement, Deutsche Telekom could have the option to market all of Sky’s content to its subscribers and share revenue.Sky currently pays about €250 million a season for Bundesliga rights, while Deutsche Telekom pays about €25 million for a separate package of IPTV rights.
OTT TV provider Cloudio TV has teamed up with cloud-based application store specialist Metrological to make its services available via the Metrological app stores. Cloudio TV provides diaspora content on OTT TV platforms including payment and billing, content ingest, global delivery, a multilingual call centre and a network of resellers across Europe. The service is backed by OTT and IPTV technology platform provider Southern Cloud.“The Cloudio TV diaspora app will now be able to have it run on the global leading TV portals managed by Metrological,” said Marc Van Steyvoort, vice-president of business strategy at Cloudio TV.“We are truly excited to join such a prestigious next Generation TV App store service in our global diaspora content distribution service and consider this as an ultimate endorsement of our content and technological capabilities.”
Not-for-profit organisation DTVKit has launched its HbbTV 1.5 solution for the Ekioh TV Browser, which will be demoed by Broadcom at ANGA COM. The joint solution offers enhanced performance over the Qt based browser, which is typically used with the DTVKit HbbTV solution, according to DTVKit.“By combining the DTVKit HbbTV solution and the Ekioh browser, we have been able to make available a high quality turn-key product that can be taken straight into production,” said DTVKit CEO, Phil Evans.DTVKit is a UK-based organisation that provides the core building blocks of a royalty free broadcast DVB and HbbTV solution in source code form.The joint solution will be demoed on Broadcom’s cost-effective BCM7362 silicon at the show.