Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are conducting an investigation into two reports of Aggravated Burglary and a robbery that occurred on Providenciales between last night and earlier this morning (Friday 27th January 2017).Around 8:09 pm on Thursday 26th January, police responded to the Quality Supermarket in Blue Hills, where the complainant was met and told officers that he was walking on his way home when two males wearing black clothing with gloves and brandishing a black handgun held him up and demanded his belongings. The culprits made off with one phone, a small amount of cash, a wallet containing identification cards and a gold chain with a pendant. A search was made in the area for persons fitting the description but no one was found.Police responded to an Aggravated Burglary Report in the Grace Bay area around 3:21 am this morning, they met the victim who stated that she was awakened by three males in her home, one pointed a gun at her while the others ransacked her home. The bandits got away with a red wallet containing bank debit cards, along with a small undisclosed amount of cash and a Black Nokia cellphone.Also this morning at 3:51 am, police responded to a home in the Long Bay area to a report of another Aggravated Burglary. The complainant told police that four (4) males came into her home; one of them held her up with a gun while the others search her bedroom. The culprits took a handbag containing a Notepad, wallet with bank debit cards, Driver’s license, other ID’s, a small undisclosed amount of cash, a black Movado watch, one white Ipad and a gold bracelet. Officers did a search in the area and found a red wallet that was reported missing from a previous report. The offenders escaped in the victim’s light blue 2002 Toyota Progress car. The vehicle was later found in the Gracebay Village.Anyone with information surrounding the offences above, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837, or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews # Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Sagar Island: In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Gangasagar Mela, the state Power department has taken up several measures to increase the capacity of the substation at Rudranagar, near here, in South 24-Parganas district. The Power department has been working hard to increase the capacity of the 33/11 kV substation, a senior official of the department said. “We are working on war footing to increase the capacity of the substation at Rudranagar. This is being done for the last few months to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the Gangasagar Mela scheduled to be held in January,” the official said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt has been decided to ensure uninterrupted power supply to 54 points within the Mela premises and surrounding areas, he added. In the previous years, 40 points in and around the Mela used to get uninterrupted power supply, the official said. Work related to laying of underground cables between Kachuberia and Rudranagar have been undergoing to ensure automated power supply through the diesel generated (DG) system in case of any problem related to power supply in any area, he added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn fact, the state administration made elaborate arrangements to ensure the security of the extra high-voltage (EHV) substation in Kakdwip, which has been kept on stand-by. The Power department had nearly doubled the power supply from 8.9 million units per day to 16 million units per day, during the Gangasagar Mela last year. An additional 800 KW of power, excluding 250 KW generated by the State Electricity Board at the Mela ground, 150 KW power at Chemaguri and 170 KW power at Kachuberia, would be generated as well, the official said. The official also said that proper arrangements have been made to provide adequate power supply to the pilgrims as well, when they camp near the Maidan area in Kolkata for a few days, before beginning the last leg of their journey to Gangasagar. “Arrangements have been made to ensure that the pilgrims do not face any problems during their stay at the ground before going to Gangasagar and while going back to their respective destinations,” he said.
Enroll Now for Free This story appears in the June 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Entrepreneur: Barry Givens, owner of Monsieur, which produces robotic bartending machines for homes and businesses.“Aha” moment: When Givens was a student at Georgia Institute of Technology, he and his roommate went to a bar to watch an NBA Finals game. Knowing the place would be packed, they arrived early, scored a table and ordered drinks. At halftime, about two hours later, their drinks finally arrived. The staff wasn’t incompetent—just overwhelmed. The two mechanical engineering students conceived a machine that could make simple drinks so customers wouldn’t have to wait for human bartenders.Distilling the idea: After graduating in 2008, Givens worked as a mechanical designer for John Deere and then as a project manager at Caterpillar. That didn’t last long. “I just didn’t feel right in corporate [America], and I decided I wanted to go full-throttle in a bigger venture,” he says. As he mulled over ideas, Givens kept returning to the robotic bartender. The Atlanta-based entrepreneur sold his house and car, and he and his co-founder (who is no longer with the company), built a prototype in his parents’ garage. “I spent a lot of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s,” Givens remembers. They dubbed their creation Monsieur—a tabletop box that holds eight liquor bottles and automatically makes drinks in categories ranging from “tropical” to “Irish pub.” The average drink takes about 20 seconds to make.Party favor: In April 2013 Givens loaned the prototype to a friend for a party, and it was an instant hit. It caught the eye of one party guest, angel investor Paul Judge, who offered to buy the machine. Givens declined to sell—but in a meeting the next day received a $40,000 investment from Judge.The company later raised $140,000 on Kickstarter, and late in 2014 wrapped up a $2 million fundraising round from Buckhead Investment Partners in Atlanta, Base Ventures in Berkeley, Calif., and others.Make it a double: Givens sold about 70 of the original $3,999 tabletop machines, which were intended for home use. Now he is focusing on a commercial version of the Monsieur, priced at $10,000. The larger, free-standing machines, complete with carbonators, use proprietary software that manages inventory and offers analytics, allows for drink customization and handles customer payments via an iOS and Android mobile app. Monsieur’s software packages, which range from $100 to $300 per month, are expected to generate ongoing revenue. “We call our machines our Trojan horses,” Givens says. “Selling machines is just a starting point for us.”Next round: Givens is placing commercial units in pilot programs at businesses—at press time, he was expecting 10 of his machines to pour mint juleps at the 2015 Kentucky Derby. He is in talks with Chicago-based Levy Restaurants, which provides food and beverage services at dozens of major sports arenas, and with hotels, casinos, cruise lines and liquor companies. Monsieur, which went from three employees at the end of 2013 to 11 in early 2015, expects year-end revenue of $3 million. An even larger commercial machine is in the works for a rollout next year.Liquid courage: Through his NextIN Line Network, Givens tries to inspire other young African-Americans. “Monsieur is a cool product, but my real purpose is building something big that other people can look to and follow the same path,” he says. “We go around to lower-income high schools and middle schools and talk about entrepreneurship and technology, and we tell kids this is the future. This is where the jobs are going to be.”Last call: Givens’ drink of choice? “It’s weird because it’s not even a mixed drink,” he says. “I’m actually a Bourbon guy.” Related Book: Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now June 4, 2015