Fitch gives TCI AA rating SP results still to come

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jun 2015 – Standard and Poor’s ratings are likely due in soon for the Turks and Caicos; this is the group which last year gave the TCI a BBB+ rating, which ranks as a leader in the region. But ahead of that information coming, a published report from Fitch says it has affirmed the “UK Government Guaranteed Turks and Caicos Islands’ USD170m 3.20% notes at ‘AA+’. This is an extremely positive prognosis as the country next year seeks to refinance that UK guaranteed loan and in recent weeks welcomed in a team from the S&P to give a 2015 assessment of the islands fiscal performance. All indicators are that the Turks and Caicos will get a good re-finance deal next year; better repayment terms and that will mean less strain on TCIG to repay the monies which were borrowed to manage government expenditure and to pay off a colossal debt said to be created and left behind after the Mike Misick led PNP Administration. Related Items:a++ rating, fitch, s&Plast_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 25 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmsGaouette FarmSeafood Express CoCupcake City-ReadingPurple Carrot Bread Co.EJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoTewksbury HoneyHawaiian Jim’s Shave Ice & Co.Guilday GlassKittredge CandlesGrateful TastesSusan Anton, LMTAdditional Attractions:Visit 4-H Science Pirates, Wilmington Minutemen, Wilmington Kiwanis Club, and the Global Children School at the Community TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”last_img read more

ITE dept bats for use of tech to boost business prospects of

first_imgKolkata: The state Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E) department is pushing for the organised industries to adopt MSME clusters so that they can use technology to improve the latter’s business prospects.”We need to give these clusters basic enterprise management through standard software, e-commerce platform and design creation. I will urge the industrial bodies to adopt at least one cluster and provide them the technology to make a change in their standard of living,” state Additional Chief Secretary IT Debashis Sen said, while speaking at an event organised by CII recently. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseElaborating on the objective of the state government, a senior official of the IT department said that the government is coming up with an export hub in Phulia at Shantipur in Nadia, for upliftment of the weavers who make beautiful cotton sarees. “The weavers still suffer from financial constraints and don’t even have a website. If we can provide basic technology enterprise to them so that they can have stock management and create an e-commerce platform for marketing or integrate some sort of creative design in their products, they will be able to tap the global market in a much better way,” the official said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe same concept can be applied for clusters like the Bankura horse in Panchmura, the Dokra craft of Guskara, Burdwan, the guitar strings of Howrah, the Kansa of Murshidabad and the fan manufacturing hub of Uluberia to name a few. “We have already reached out to NASSCOM and will urge other industrial bodies in the state to come forward and adopt at least one such cluster which will bring a significant change in the living conditions of the weavers associated with these clusters,” the official added.last_img read more

Heavy smoking may damage vision

first_imgSmoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage your vision by affecting blood vessels and neurons in the retina, a study warns. The study, published in the journal Psychiatry Research, included 71 healthy people who smoked fewer than 15 cigarettes in their lives and 63 who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day, were diagnosed with tobacco addiction and reported no attempts to stop. The participants were between the ages of 25 and 45 and had normal or corrected-to-normal vision as measured by standard visual acuity charts, said researchers from the Rutgers University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThey looked at how participants discriminated contrast levels (subtle differences in shading) and colours while seated 59 inches from a 19-inch cathode-ray tube monitor that displayed stimuli while researchers monitored both eyes simultaneously. The findings indicated significant changes in the smokers’ red-green and blue-yellow colour vision, which suggests that consuming substances with neurotoxic chemicals, such as those in cigarettes, may cause overall colour vision loss. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey also found that the heavy smokers had a reduced ability to discriminate contrasts and colours when compared to the non-smokers. “Cigarette smoke consists of numerous compounds that are harmful to health,” said Steven Silverstein, director of research at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. “It has been linked to reduction in the thickness of layers in the brain, and to brain lesions, involving areas such as the frontal lobe, which plays a role in voluntary movement and control of thinking, and a decrease in activity in the area of the brain that processes vision,” said Silverstein. Previous studies have pointed that long-term smoking doubles the risk for age-related macular degeneration and causes lens yellowing and inflammation. “Our results indicate that excessive use of cigarettes, or chronic exposure to their compounds, affects visual discrimination, supporting the existence of overall deficits in visual processing with tobacco addiction,” Silverstein said.last_img read more