Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Committee members and lecturers of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Programme were on Thursday, November 30, welcomed by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. The Minister thanked them for participating in the programme, and added that their role is an important one. The purpose of the programme, he said, is to not only inspire but empower entrepreneurs in Grand Bahama. “I don’t want you to just see this as another course you are teaching, but as your role in the revitalization of Grand Bahama.”The Self Starter Grant Training Session, geared towards persons aged 17 to 30 years who want to start a business, will be held from December 4 through 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Topics covered include: Conceptualization, Branding, Bookkeeping, Marketing and Sales, E-Marketing, Financial Reporting and the Accounting Cycle. They will also cover how to prepare a Business Plan, Customer Service, Human Resources/Labour Law, Communications, Legal Aspects of Business and Doing Business in East and West Grand Bahama. The Business Evolution Training Sessions, for those who are already in business, will be held during the same period covering the following areas: Expanding your Business, Branding, Bookkeeping, Marketing/Sales, E-Marketing, Financial Reporting, The Accounting Cycle, Your Business Plan, Customer Service, The GBPA Business Requirements, Communications, Human Resources/Labour Law, Legal Aspects of Business, and Running a business in East and West Grand Bahama.All grant applications are due on Friday, December 15 at 2 p.m. Pitches will be scheduled for Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19 and presentation of grants will be on Wednesday, December 20. Minister Thompson is seen with Acting Permanent Secretary, Harcourt Brown, along with committee members and lecturers. (BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
A young man was hacked to death by miscreants at Kacharipara of Pabna municipality on Thursday evening, reports UNB. The deceased was Ariful Islam Sagar, 22, son of late Abdul Hamid of the area.Officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Abdur Razzaque said a group of miscreants chopped Ariful indiscriminately around 7:30pm, leaving him injured.He was taken to Pabna General Hospital where physicians declared him dead, the OC said.
gasLeftist parties have called a countrywide half-day hartal on Sunday next (7 July) protesting at gas price hike. The left democratic alliance took the decision at a meeting on Monday. Terming the government’s decision to raise the gas price illogical, Communist Party of Bangladesh’s (CPB) general secretary Shah Alam said the hartal would be enforced from 6:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has hiked the gas prices by 32 per cent on average across the sectors. According to the BERC proposal, the household users will have to pay Tk 975 for double burners instead of Tk 800 and Tk 925 for single burner instead of previous Tk 750 per month.The BERC has taken an initiative to increase gas prices for eighth times in the past 10 years.The household consumers who have been using metre for gas use will have to pay Tk 12.60 per cubic metre. The prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will be raised to Tk 43 per cubic metre.
Kotshila/Hura (Purulia): West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said that her government has been able to usher in peace in tribal Jungalmahal area. The people of Jungalmahal, the forested tribal area of the state, were afraid of both CPI(M) and the naxals during the Left Front rule, she said. But the scenario has changed in the area, which comrpise Jhargram, West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts, Banerjee said at an election rally at Kotshila in Purulia district. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “We have been able to establish peace in Purulia and Junglemahal area and many developmental works have been undertaken – mainly water-related projects,” she said. Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said he has done nothing in the last five years. “Do not vote for BJP. They will do nothing and only dish out lies and make people fight against each other”, the fiesty TMC leader said. Banerjee, who had spearheaded the anti-land acquisition movements at Singur and Nandigram, said that her government would protect the rights of adivasis including their claim over land. At another rally at Hura in the same district, she said the government is planning an airport at Charra to connect the district with Kolkata and other places. She urged the electorate to help TMC wrest all the 42 seats in the state.
This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Virtualization, or running more than one instance of an OS on a single computer, is already big news in servers. It’s just a matter of time before it finds its way into more mainstream PC applications.Apple has generated interest in a somewhat similar concept by letting users also run Windows on their Intel chip-equipped Macs. But that process requires shutting down one OS and then starting up the other. For a more seamless experience, virtualization company Parallels has introduced Parallels Desktop for Mac. The $80 program lets users run Windows simultaneously from within an Intel-based Mac OS.Businesses are the most likely candidates to adopt desktop virtualization. “This would be especially useful for IT businesses–those [that] develop and test software applications for multiple systems–or internal IT staff that need to support multiple OSes for their employees. This will also help businesses that currently avoid using multiple OSes because of the cost or limited space,” says Anil Miglani, senior vice president of New York City-based research group AMI-Partners. Miglani also sees benefits in setting up dedicated partitions that keep security software separate and safe from tampering. Virtual employee desktops set up through thin clients is another application that could help entrepreneurs reduce their IT costs. “Businesses can derive immediate benefits by using PC virtualization,” says Miglani.Many companies are bringing desktop virtualization to a wider market. Intel, Microsoft and VMWare have been busy advancing server virtualization and are actively moving the technology over to desktop uses. “Vendors have already started marketing PC virtualization. Initial uptake among businesses is in specialized segments, and it’ll be at least two to three years before we see any significant penetration,” says Miglani. If your business involves IT development, you might want to look into virtualization for your PCs. 2 min read September 1, 2006 Register Now »