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By BRIAN MAHONEY A P Basketball Writer N EW YORK (AP Commissioner David Stern floated it as an idea morethan a firm proposal: a 50-50 r evenue split. Even so, the union's reply w as unequivocal. "They said, 'We can't do it.'" according to Stern. And with that, the remain d er of the preseason was lost and the first two weeks of the regular season moved to the brink of cancellation. The NBA shelved the rest of its exhibition schedule Tuesday and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regu lar season if there is no labour agreement by Monday. "We were not able to make the progress that we hoped we could make and we werenot able to continue the negotiations," Stern said aftern early fours of talks between owners and players ended without gaining ground on a new deal. No further meetings are scheduled, making it even more likely the league will lose games to a work stop page for the first time since 1998-99, when the season was reduced to 50 games. Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said o wners offered players a 5050 split of basketball-related income. That's below the 57 per cent that players were guaranteed under the previ ous collective bargaining agreement, but more than the 47 per cent union officials said was formally proposed tot hem. The only numbers that matter now, however, are the millions that stand to be lost when arenas go dark. "The damage will be enorm ous," Silver said. Players had offered to reduce their BRI guarantee to 53 per cent, which they saidw ould have given owners back more than $1 billion o ver six years. They say they won't cut it further, at least f or now. And they insist the 50-50 c oncept wasn't an even split, because it would have come after the league had already deducted $350 million off thet op. "Today was not the day for us to get this done," players' association president Derek Fisher said. "We were not able to get close enough to close the gap." With superstars like Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett standing behind him, union executive d irector Billy Hunter said the players' proposal would have made up at least $200 million per season a sizable chunk of the $300 million owners said they lost last season. "Our guys have indicated a willingness to lose games," Hunter said. T he sides are also still divided on the salary-cap structure. Training camps were post poned and 43 preseason games scheduled for October9 -15 were cancelled on Sep tember 24. Both sides said they felt pressure to work toward ad eal with deadlines looming before more cancellations w ould be necessary. Stern said the owners had r emoved their demand for a hard salary cap, were nol onger insisting on salary roll backs, and would have given players the right to opt out ofa 10-year agreement after seve n years. But the money split was always going to be the biggest hurdle in these negotiations, with owners insistent on the ability to turn a profit after the league said 22 of its 30 teams lost money last sea son. "We want to and have been willing to negotiate, but we find ourselves at a point today w here we in some ways anticipated or expected to be, faced with a lockout that may jeopardize portions if not all of our season," Fisher said. On what both sides stressed was an important day, the owners' entire 11-man labour relations committee came toN ew York to meet with 11 players. They could still work something out before Monday's deadline, but neither side sounded optimistic. "Right now, we had our c ommittees, we gave it a real ly good run, and it didn't work," Stern said. Hunter said the union w ould hold regional meetings with its players, set up worko ut centers and help in other ways. And many players i ncluding Bryant, who has been in talks with an Italiant eam will have to decide if they want to explore playing overseas. And without a deal, the b attle could go to the courts. Hunter said the union would have to consider decertification, and on Tuesday a federal court judge scheduled a hearing for November 2 to hear arguments in the league's lawsuit against the players seeking a declaration that the lockout doesn't violate antitrust laws. A ll things both sides hoped to avoid Tuesday. "It wasn't to be, and we d on't have any plans right now," Stern said. INTERNATIONAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 9 RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE CLERKResponsibilities include, but not limited to: Must have a pleasant telephone voice with a good command of the English Language and be customer service oriented. Good working knowledge of general oce procedures. Computer literate, knowledge of Accpac software working with A/Cs Receivable an asset. Scheduling customer work. Typing customer proposals and letters on Microsoft Oe. Filling new quotes and work completed. Credit stop lists and collections. Updating customer data base.ONLY APPLICANTS AGE 35 YEARS AND OLDER NEED APPLY.Please send resume to the following: Fax: 322-3969 or email jholm_tropex@coralwave.com P.O.Box N-1388, Nassau, Bahamas SEATTLE (AP sentencing for the young Washington state man dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" has been rescheduled to December 9 in federal court in Seattle to allow more time to settle state charges. Colton Harris-Moore had been scheduled for sentencing October 28. Defense attorney John Henry Browne told The Daily Herald extra time also was requested by federal probation officials to review documents describing Harris-Moore's childhood on Camano Island, in Puget Sound. Accused Harris-Moore is accused of a multistate crime spree that included plane theft, boat theft and multiple burglaries in homes and business. Authorities say he evaded arrest for more than two years and was arrested in July 2010 in the Bahamas. In June, Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to seven federal charges, but he still faces more than 30 charges in Island, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish counties. Sentencing for Barefoot Bandit delayed to Dec. 9 NB A T ALKS BREAK DOWN OVER MONEY, GAMES IN JEOPARDY COLTON HARRIS-MOORE had been scheduled for sentencing October 28 but it has now been rescheduled to December 9.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE NEW YORK Associated Press THREE U.S.-BORN scientists w on the Nobel Prize in physics T uesday for discovering that the u niverse is expanding at an accelerating pace, a stunning revelation that suggests the cosmos could be headed for a colder, bleaker future, nearly devoid of light. I n 1998, Saul Perlmutter, Brian S chmidt and Adam Riess presented f indings that overturned the conv entional idea that the expansion w as slowing 13.7 billion years after the big bang. Their discovery raiseda question: What is pushing the universe apart? Scientists have labeled it "dark energy," but nobody knows what it is. It's "an enigma, perhaps the g reatest in physics today," the N obel committee said. Perlmutter, 52, of the Lawrence B erkeley National Laboratory and U niversity of California, Berkeley, w ill receive half the $1.5 million prize. The other half will go to Schmidt, 44, at the AustralianN ational University in Weston Creek, Australia, and Riess, 41, an astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. Working in two teams, with Perlmutter heading one, they had raced t o measure the universe's expans ion by analyzing light from dozens o f exploding stars called supernovas. They found the light was weakert han expected, signaling that the e xpansion of the universe was accelerating. It was "one of the truly great dis c overies in the history of science, and one whose implications are not fully understood," said Paul Stein hardt, a physics professor at Princet on University. One consequence of the finding is that in a trillion years, galaxies willb e spread apart from each other by m ore than the current size of the universe, he said. And the evergreater expansion rate means the light from one galaxy will no longerb e visible from another as it is today, he said. "It's like changing from New Y ork City to suddenly where every one is spread out across some huge desert and there's nothing around to view," Steinhardt said. T he rapid expansion also implies that the universe will get increasingly colder as matter spreads across ever-vaster distances in space, said Lars Bergstrom, secretary of the N obel physics committee. The committee, citing the Robert Frost poem that pondered the worlde nding in fire or ice, suggested that if the expansion will continue to speed up, the universe will end in ice." But Robert Kirshner, a Harvard a stronomer who was part of the team that included his former students Schmidt and Riess, said sci e ntists don't know enough about dark energy to predict what will happen to the universe hundreds of billions of years from now. O ne possibility is that the expans ion will continue to accelerate, he said, "sort of like compound interest gone mad." It could even speed ups o much that not only will galaxies fly apart from each other, but "stuff will really rip apart," even planets and atoms, he said. That's called the "big rip," ''and I hope that's not our fate." On the other hand, Kirshner said, t he expansion could halt and go into reverse, so the universe collapses back into itself, a fate sometimesc alled the "big crunch." W ith such uncertainty, he said, "it seems very important to learn more about what the dark energy is." S chmidt said he was just sitting down to have dinner with his family in Canberra, Australia, when thep hone call came from the academy. "I was somewhat suspicious when the Swedish voice came on," Schmidt said. My knees sort of went weak and I had to walk around and sort my senses out." Riess said his "jaw dropped" w hen he got an early morning call at his home in Baltimore from a bunch of Swedish men and realized "it wasn't Ikea," the Swedish furniture retailer. "I'm dazed," he said. Perlmutter said his team made the discovery in steps, analyzing the d ata and assuming it was wrong. "And after months, you finally believe it," he said. "It's not quite as urprise anymore. I tell people it's t he longest 'Aha!' experience that you've ever had." Fred Dylla, executive director of the American Institute of Physics,s aid the discovery confirmed an idea from Albert Einstein called the cosmological constant. Einstein includ e d this in his general theory of rela tivity, a cornerstone of modern physics. The Nobel Prizes were estab l ished in the will of Swedish indust rialist Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901. The prizes are presented to the w inners every year on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death in 1896. THREE WIN NOBEL PRIZE FOR SHOWING UNIVERSE IS SPEEDING UP N OBEL PRIZES WINNER f or physics astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter displays his lifetime parking pass good for parking at the University of California at Berkeley Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said American Perlmutter would share the 10 million kronor ($1.5 million separate research teams during the 1990s, Perlmutter in one and Schmidt and Riess in the other, the scientists raced to map the universe's expansion by analyzing a particular type of supernovas, or exploding stars. (AP APPLE CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 4S during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday. (AP CUPERTINO, Calif. Associated Press APPLE INC. unveiled a new iPhone on Tuesday that is faster and more powerful but stops short of a more radical upgrade. It said Sprint customers will now be able to use one. The new iPhone 4S has an improved camera with a higherresolution sensor. The processor is faster, which helps run smoother, more realistic action games. It's also a "world phone," which means that Verizon iPhones will be able to useable overseas, just as AT&T iPhones already are. There had been speculation that Apple would reveal a more radical revision of the phone, an "iPhone 5." The no-show leaves room for speculation that Apple will reveal a new model in less than a year, perhaps one equipped to take advantage of Verizon's and AT&T's new high-speed data networks. There had also been speculation that Apple would include a chip that could talk to payment terminals at retail stores, turning the iPhone into a "mobile wallet." Competitors are starting to include this capability in their phones, though the payment systems are still immature. Apple made no mention of such a feature in the iPhone 4S. Apple's stock fell nearly 5 percent. Apple is including a "personal assistant" application called Siri in the iPhone 4S. It responds to spoken questions and commands such as "Do I need an umbrella today?" It's an advanced version of speech-recognition apps found on other phones. The new iPhone also comes with new mobile software that includes such features as the abil ity to sync content wirelessly, without having to plug the device to a Mac or Windows machine. The iPhone announcement came during Apple's first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding. New CEO Tim Cook led the show after Jobs, who has been battling health problems, resigned from the post in August. Cook, wearing a navy blue button-down shirt and jeans, opened by calling his nearly 14-year tenure at Apple "the privilege of a lifetime." Those in the audience clapped as he entered, but the reaction seemed more muted than what Jobs had recently received. Cook said the latest iPhone, which came out in June 2010, sold more quickly than previous mod els, but the iPhone still has just 5 percent of the worldwide handset market. Apple is hoping to grow that with the new model. Apple's new mobile software, iOS 5, will also be available on Oct. 12 for existing devices the iPhone 4 and 3GS, both iPad mod els and later versions of the iPod Touch. Apple said Oct. 12 will also mark the launch of its new iCloud service, which will store content such as music, documents, apps and photos on Apple's servers and let people access them wirelessly on numerous devices. Apple said the new phone will come in black or white. It will cost $199 for a 16 gigabyte-version, $299 for 32 GB and $399 for 64 GB all with a two-year service contract requirement. It will now be available through Sprint Nextel Corp., besides the existing carri ers, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless. Pre-orders will begin Friday with availability on Oct. 14. The previous version, iPhone 4, will now cost $99 for 8 GB. The 2009 model, the iPhone 3GS, will be given away for free with 8 GB. Both also require a two-year ser vice contract. Apple also touted the popularity of its products and unveiled a new line of iPods, including a Nano model with a multi-touch display that promises to be easier to navigate. Apple made no mention of its Classic model, which many people had speculated the company might discontinue. The event took place in Apple's Town Hall room, where the first iPod was launched a decade ago. Cook said Apple has sold more than 300 million iPods worldwide so far, including 45 million in the 12 months through June. The iPhone came six years later and has gained millions of fans, thanks to its slick looks, high-res olution screen and intuitive software. There were 39 million iPhones sold in the first six months of this year. APPLE UNVEIL S FASTER, MORE POWERFUL IPHONE NEW YORK Associated Press A HELICOPTER with five people aboard crashed into the East River on Tuesday afternoon after taking off from a launch pad on the riverbank, killing one passenger and injuring three others. New York Police Department divers pulled the victim, a woman, from about 50 feet of water about an hour after the Bell 206 helicopter went down around 3 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency crews arrived to find the chopper inverted in the murky water with just its skids showing on the surface. The pilot, Paul Dudley, and three passengers were bobbing in the chilly water, and it looked as though a man was diving down and coming back up, possibly inan attempt to rescue the remaining passenger, witnesses said. Officers jumped in and pulled out two women and a man, police spokesman Paul Browne said. The women were in critical condition, and the man was stable. All were hospitalized. The pilot swam t o the riverbank, remained at the scene and was uninjured. Two of the passengers were believed to be British living in Portugal, and the other two lived in Australia, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The private chopper went i nto the river off 34th Street in midtown Manhattan, a few blocks south of the United Nations headquarters. It's unclear what happened, but witnesses reported it was sputtering and appeared tobe in some type of mechanical distress. J oseph Belez was watching helicopters from a boardwalk. "It was going up, and then all of a sudden it just spun itself and went down to the water," he said. "I was just watching it take off, and it was just all of a sudden spin ning. It just went down. It wasa shock. It really was." A massive rescue effort was under way within min utes of the crash, with a dozen boats and divers down into the cold, grey water searching for the fifth pas senger. Britain's Foreign Office s aid it was investigating reports the passengers were British. NYC EAST RIVER CHOPPER CRASH KILLS ONE; FOUR RESCUED

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B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A BAHAMIAN Triple Play start-up yesterday said it s hould be profitable within 24 months if it executes properly on the aggressive plans it h as, telling Tribune Business it was aiming to launch at least some of its services throughout the Bahamas b efore year-end. Edison Sumner, IP Solutions Internationals (IPSIc hief executive, said the company was in talks with two large investor groups fromo verseas to complete the mul ti-million dollar financing it needed for full construction of its wireless communicationsn etwork. Emphasising that IP Solu tions was not closed and in l iquidation, as speculation was suggesting, Mr Sumner said the company had focused on constructing its network o n New Providence and Aba co over the last few months, having obtained all the regu l atory approvals and licences it needs. IPSI is still in operation, still building out its network, still preparing for the launch of its Triple Play product, Mr Sumner told Tribune Business. Weve been working for the last several months on building infrastructure and finalising content from con tent providers. IPSI is not in liquidation, and not closed. Acknowledging that the weak economy had presented IPSI with challenges like all other businesses, Mr Sumner indicated the company was in fairly advanced discus sions with potential investors to raise the financing to com plete its full network buildout. This has been an ongoing goal for IPSI since late 2008, when it sought to raise sums varying from $6 million to $16 million via a private place ment that ultimately proved unsuccessful. The search has continued ever since but, hinting that the end might be in sight, Mr Sumner told Tribune Business yesterday: Were speaking to two large investor groups now. We have very significant deals on the table that we expect to close. Were working through some term sheets. As we speak, were kicking them back and forth until we come to terms both sides are ultimately satisfied with. Declining to reveal any information on the potential level of investment in IPSI, or financial information on the company, due to non-dis closure agreements signed with the groups, Mr Sumner confirmed they were both foreign, although the start-up had also gone back to a pproach potential Bahamian investors, too. Explaining that Abaco, and c lients such as the Bakers Bay mixed-use resort development, remained a focus, Mr Sumner said IPSI had also s hifted focus dually to New Providence. Were working simultaneously on both mar-k ets to get them up and running. Progress had also been m ade to finalise agreements with content providers for IPSIs Triple Play bundle of Internet Protocol (IPp hone and Internet services. Mr Sumner described the companys efforts as everything thrown into one big pool, and all things being mixed as we speak. One thing leads to another, and we $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.32 $5.38 $5.50 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A LEADINGBahamian financial services executive yesterday described as a b itter pill to swallow the d ecision to place a key part o f his company into voluntary liquidation, after it suffered what is understood toh ave been a multi-million dollar hit from the recent global stock market crash. Emphasising that it was business as usual for the other companies in his Nassau-based Montaque Group, O wen Bethel, its president a nd managing director, conf irmed to Tribune Business that a shareholder/Board resolution had placed its M ontaque Capital Partners a rm into liquidation. Its a bitter pill to swallow after 17 years, but its a function of the market andt he industry, Mr Bethel told this newspaper. Weve not seen this before, but weve experienced it now. H e declined to comment on the reasons driving the move, the shareholder resol ution approving voluntary l iquidation having been m ade on Friday, September 30. Market observers and fell ow financial services industry professionals were yesterday stunned by the move, never having seen it coming. T his indicates that something significant and rapid must have occurred, and T ribune Business unders tands it is linked to potent ial losses Montaque Capital Partners suffered as a result of the global stock market turbulence over the past few weeks. Mr Bethel is understood to be in discussions with the Securities Commission, Montaque Capital Partners regulator, over the action taken, but there is no sugg estion he has done anyt hing wrong or is facing the prospect of regulatory a ction. I ndeed, it is understood b oth sides were disappointed that the current Securities Industry Act (it has yett o be replaced by its successor, which has been passed By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A ML Foods is expecting to repurchase 250,000 of its own shares by year-end through itss hare buy back program, its chief executive yesterday saying it had pretty much cleaned up all outs tanding sell orders for its stock. Gavin Watchorn, who is also the BISX-listed food retail groups p resident, said some 180,000 s hares had been repurchased from i nvestors looking to exit their investment, helping to support a stock the company believes is undervalueds. Its going well, Mr Watchorn t old Tribune Business. Were up By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Transfer Solutions Providers (TSP Mango card and payment systems provider, yesterday said it expected to be profitable in another 18 months to two years, as it aims to roll-out a marketing strategy tailored directly to its targeted niche within the next foursix weeks. Harvey Morris, the companys acting chief e xecutive, told Tribune Business it was planning joint promotions with major Bahamian retailers to distribute a significant amount A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW TRIPLE PLAY START-UP IN BLACK WITHIN 24 MONTHS Owen Bethel confirms placing of Montaque G roups securities arm into liquidation Move said to result from world stock market crash All other Montaque operations unaffected O WEN BETHEL S EE page three IP Solutions International aiming to launch thr oughout Bahamas before year-end In talks with two investor groups to raise necessary financing Refutes claims firm in liquidation SEE page 5B AML FOODS TARGETING 250K SHARE BUY BACK Ar ound 180,000 shares already repurchased BISX-listed food group says pretty much mopped up a ll small Sell orders, believing stock undervalued S EE page 5B G AVIN WATCHORN MANGO PR OVIDER EYES PR OFIT ABILIT Y IN 8-24 MONTHS T ar gets new marketing strategy roll-out in 4-6 weeks, and joint pr omotions with r etailers Seeking Mobile A pp launc h b y y ear-end SEE page 4B By NATARIO McKENZIE T ribune Business R eporter n mckenzie@ tribunemedia.net UBS Bahamas yesterd ay confirmed that it had l aid-off per cent of its e mployees, the move coming just weeks after a rogue London-basedt rader caused the Swiss banking giant to suffer a $2.3 billion loss. It is unclear whetherthe B ahamas lay-offs are part of the Swiss banks worldwide restructuring plan to h elp counter the massive l oss, although it had been s peculated redundancies w ould result in a bid to c ompensate for the mass ive loss sustained in the unauthorised trading. Responding to Tribune Business inquiries, Beat Paeletto, chief executive of East Bay Street-based UBS Bahamas, said: UBS has had a presence i n the Bahamas since the early 1960s. While we sinc erely regret having to d is-engage with 5 per cent o f our employees, the decision was taken in the long-term interest of thec ompany and its employ ees. As a responsible e mployer we have made available specialised services for those former employees who wish toa vail themselves of such s ervices. Mr Paeletto added: UBS, as a pre-eminentf inancial services global firm, is proceeding with the implementation of its strategic plan for theB ahamas and Latin American region, and it is our firm expectation that UBS will remain as ane mployer of choice globally and in the Bahamas." The UBS (Bahamas c hief executive could not b e reached for further c omment before press time, or to find out how many workers per cent constitutes. There had been specu lation that as many as 1214 employees had been let go. However, if the 5 per cent proportion is correct, that would mean UBS has a staff complement of between 240-280 way too high for an offshore bank. A more likely number is between five-eight. Kweku Adoboli, 31, a London based trader at UBS and son of a former Ghanian official, has been charged with two counts of false accounting and one of fraud by abuse of position in connection with the rogue trading. The Swiss banks Board recently announced the departure of Oswald Grbel as chief executive, appointing Sergio Ermot ti as his interim successor. UBS BAHAMAS LAYS OFF % OF WORKERS

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FIVE WEEKSafter Hurricane Irene slammed into the Bahamas, downing power lines and crippling phone service in many Family Islands,t he Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC terday said repairmen many working seven-day weeks since the storm were close to completing repairs despite constant weather setbacks. I n Long Island, where two out of every three homes or businesses dependent upon landlines were affected, restoration of service is nearly complete. As of this morning, 97 per c ent of the restoration is complete," said Ramona RitchieTaylor, BTCs regional manager, who said bad weather continues to interfere with restoration. Since the hurricane. additional lightning strikes and flooding have caused further d elays, she added. C ellular service, which initially remained operational a fter the August 24 hurricane, was interrupted when electric ally-powered cell sites ran o ut of battery power. Because BTC leases space on power p oles from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC restoring electrical power in Long Island, as with other Family Islands, was critical tog etting phone services back up and running. The strength of BTC networks allowed most cust omers to maintain cell, landline and Internet serviced espite high winds and extens ive damage," said BTC spokesperson, Marlon John-s on. Where there was damage, crews are not only repairing but doing so in a way that will have long-term benefits, so t hat service will be not just r estored, but enhanced, in many areas." I n Cat Island, where downed power poles knocked out all land line services, these have been restored to more than 80 per cent of house h olds and businesses, said BTCs local manager, Dona ld Leadon. One hundred per cent of landline customers were affected," he added. "Therew as no service, so the first priority was to repair damage to the main exchange building in New Bight." T he exchange lost chunks of masonry, but the roof was intact and repairs were comp leted on the first day. BTC then turned its attention to the larger issue, downedc ables and poles. We were able to bring sites up in stages, and within the first week following the storm the majority of sites were up," said Mr Leadon. Five BTC technicians from N assau joined the four-man team working on the island seven days a week. One cell site in Arthurs Town at then orth end of Cat Island the only site served by an underwater fibre optic cable r emained up throughout. While the underwater cable h eld in Cat Island, another s uffered major damage in A baco, which caused huge headaches for BTC and cus tomers. There is an undersea fibre cable that runs from the Trea-s ure Cay dock to Green Turt le Cay, and on to Baker's B ay and then to Guana Cay, and it was damaged in three sections," said Emalin S awyer, technical manager for Abaco. "It was out for nine days before restoration." A diver scoured cloudy w aters for a day-and-a-half to identify the troubled areas. "The diver had difficulty find-i ng the damaged areas due to murky waters, Sawyer added. I n the historic settlement of Green Turtle Cay, the central exchange suffered damage, poles were snapped and c ables cut. Two cabinets hous ing connection wires were affected in Marsh Harbour, Abaco's largest population centre, and another in Mur phy Town. S ervice has now been restored to approximately 80 per cent of customers, said Sawyer. Costs in Abaco were particularly high because of a need to bring in an additional 5,000 feet of copper cable. BTC said it was waiting for B EC to replace a transformer so it can restore cell servicei n Baker's Bay and Wood C ay. I nternet, landline and cell service in Eleuthera, where more than nine out of every1 0 customers were affected, is now nearly fully up ando perational. Right after the storm, we l ost 14 of our 15 cell sites, which represent roughly a 94 per cent loss due to Hurricane I rene," said Alvy Penn, BTCs Eleuthera manager. "Since then, we've restored1 00%." E leuthera was hit hard. There was fibre cable dam age from the Governor's Harb our airport all the way to North Eleuthera, a distance of nearly 50 miles, where s trong winds snapped BEC poles and knocked out wires in 11 damaged areas. There was serious damage to six of t he nine BTC buildings on the island, including a broken tower that crashed down on the roof of the Governor's Harbour station. "Our major issue has been c opper wire damage," said Ms Penn. "Copper wires repairs range from 2,000 feet to 8,000 feet, and span the entire island (about 110 miles long Currently, six of the 11 areas have been restored: James Cistern, Governor's Harbour A irport to James Cistern, the Banks Road, Hatchett Bay,D eep Creek and Cupid's Cay. In Cupid's Cay there was a l ot of damage from torn-off roofs, with debris falling in the roadways. We had to runa n overhead copper cable from the mainland to the cay.T he cable measures 3,000 feet a nd was just replaced last T hursday. Eleuthera had 300plus customers who needed repairs, and if all goes well s ervice should be fully restored this week." Crews working almost a round the clock in Exuma c ompleted repairs on that island, but continue to deal with challenges of construc-t ion trucks hitting low-hanging wires. Mr Johnson called the e ffort of technical staff, managers and repair crew "nothing short of Herculean:. To most of us in Nassau t he hurricane is already a fad ing memory, but to these men and women who have been dispatched to various Family Islands, Hurricane Irene is still very real, he added. These teams are dealing with its aftermath from sunup to sundown and beyond, seven days a week, and we cannot applaud their efforts enough. It's been nothing short of Herculean." BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE BTC CLOSE TO COMPLETING OUT ISLAND IRENE REPAIRS BTC TECHNICIANS such as Garvin Simmons in Long Island have been working non-stop to finalise repairs since Hurricane Irene downed power lines and crippled cables little more than a month ago. ( Photo courtesy of Ramona Ritchie-Taylor, BTC manager f or Long Island, Ragged Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador) SANDALS WELCOMES EX-VERMONT SENATOR SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN this week welcomed former Vermont state senator, Samuel T. Hudson Jr, and his wife, Patricia, to the property. The couple, who have been visiting the resort for a decade now, first came to Sandals in 2001 to celebrate their 49th anniversary and have been coming back every year since. They hope to return for their 60th next year. "We love the resort and the Bahamas. The people have always been beautiful and friendly," Mr Hudson said. L TO R: Patricia Hudson; Sandals returning guest specialist Laverne Mason; former Vermont state senator Samuel T. Hudson

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b y Parliament) makes no provision for a receiver tobe appointed for any Securities Commission licensee. The only option, once a firm hits trouble, is toa ppoint a liquidator. Trib une Business understands there is some feeling that Montaque Capital Part ners, which acted as the Montaque Groups securities trading, asset manage ment and investment arm, c ould have been turned a round under a receiver. Tribune Business got the first inkling something was wrong when it attempted to call Mr Bethel yester day via the Montaque Groups switchboard, only to be told that Montaque Capital Partners had been placed into voluntary liquidation. Edmund Rahming, managing director of the KRyS Global (Bahamas firm, was said to have been appointed as the liquidator. I can confirm to you that we did take those steps on Friday, Mr Bethel said when reached by Tribune Business, confirming Mr Rahmings appointment. It is under stood a notice confirming the action will be published in the Governments Gazette soon. However, Mr Bethel added that the Montaque Group and all its other subsidiaries, such as Montaque Corporate Partners, were unaffected by the liq uidation and would continue to operate as normal. Those continue as nor mal, he emphasised. We certainly have to work with the liquidator, and because there are related parties he will need to review the connections with them. All the other compa nies continue operating as normal. The formation of IBCs, foundations, anything that is non-securities. By segmenting and diversifying the Montaque Group, and forming other subsidiaries, Mr Bethel appears to have ensures itss urvival by restricting all p roblems to Montaque Capital Partners. Thats a saving grace, Mr Bethel said. Diversi f ication was what we were certainly moving towards.I hope the step in that d irection pays off. Also safeguarded from any impact are Modes Iles, the company that operatesM r Bethels Islands of the W orld Fashion Week, and his ventures in art, films and film financing. M r Bethel is well-known i n the Bahamian financial services industry, having served as executive director of both the BahamasF inancial Services Secre tariat and the Bahamas Investment s prior to start i ng the Montaque Groups predecessor in 1993. He heads one of the few Bahamian-owned institu-t ions still operating in the f inancial services sector. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter n mckenzie@tribunemedia.net WHILE Prime Minister Ingrahams national address on crime oultined stiffer penalties for persons convicted of gun crimes, a form er Chamber of Commerce p resident yesterday said this would not deter criminals, a nd repeated his call for a m ove toward a cashless society. Dionisio D'Aguilar, presi dent of the Superwash laund romat chain, told Tribune B usiness: "What politicians have failed to understand ist hat there is no fear of doing t ime. People aren't going to be deterred by stiffer penalties. A person is going to rob you no matter what. If a guyi s going to rob my business, you think he is going to t hink about whether he is going to get two years or four years? He doesn't t hink he is ever going to get c aught, and if he gets caught, t he case is going to drag on for years, the file is going to go missing and he is goingt o get off. We have an ineffective justice system. I am not impressed with greater penalties; greater penalties are not the issue. We are a violent race of people. How do you address t hat issue? How do you change two or three generations of people?" Mr D'Aguilar added: "Everybody is worried about the crime level. It's g oing to cost you money everyday. You cant stop it 100 per cent, but you can do w hat you can to minimise i t." M r D'Aguilar said the Government' should be thinking of ways to get casho ut of businesses. The Government should be thinking of ways to get cash out of businesses so that they don't have to be transporting it, putting their lives at risk, putting their s taff at risk each and every day. You go to the Netherlands or Britain, for example. They dont use cash, hardly anyone uses cash, it's a lmost a cashless society. The banks dont feel they should do it, so mandate it, m ake it easier or people to u se less cash. That, to me, is a concrete crime fighting technique." He added: "Start to think o f what people rob businesses for. People come into Superwash to take the cash. They dont come to steal my tokens or my detergent. Help me figure out a way to get cash out of my business." R upert Roberts, president of the Super Value food store chain, told Tribune Business he felt the Prime Ministers speech was not strong enough. I wanted to h ear him say if you do this, y oure going to get this. I d idnt hear any absolutes, h e added. Mr Roberts said the rising level of crime has led to increased security costs for h is business. To monitor e very square inch of your s tore and parking lot is very costly and we are open longh ours, he said. Thats three shifts of security and that gets very expensive. Having 500 to 600 employees having to look over their shoulder all the time is unproductive, you cant work with a sett led mind. A nother former Chamber o f Commerce president, P LP candidate for Pinewood K halis Rolle, told Tribune B usiness: "It still does not in the short term reduce the cost of doing business, because business owners will still have to employ additional security. There is no immediate and direct silver b ullet impact in what he said. It's a collection of ideas o n what should solve the p roblem, but nothing leads d irectly to solving the problem and reducing the cost of business because of thei ncreased cost of security. What I was looking to hear from the Prime Minister was some silver bullet ideas. From a purely business perspective I didn't get t he silver bullet response to c rime that is needed. We're t hinking a few things here a nd tweaking a few things there, but in the next 30 days, the next 60 days, the next 90 days, what is being t weaked to reduce the cost o f business security? I didn't g et that question answered immediately." I n his crime address, the P rime Minister announced stiffer penalties for persons found guilty of gun crimes. He said that after November 4, anyone convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm upon conviction will be imprisoned or a minimum of four years. The maximum penalty for illicit possession of a f irearm is five years and a $10,00 fine. The Prime Minister also s aid legislation outlining the c ircumstances under which a m urder convict should be sentenced to death or lifei mprisonment would be b rought to Parliament soon. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 3B $3'/,0,7('(PSOR\PHQWSSRUWXQLW\ *DWH,QWHUFKDQJH,QVSHFWRUV BUSINESSES: PM SPEECH NOT STRONG ENOUGH OVER CRIME KHAALISROLLE DIONISIODAGUILAR HUBERTINGRAHAM A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW FROM page one

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o f cards to its target unbanked consumers, as it intensified its focus on this nation. TSP is also aiming to launch a Mobile App before year-end that will a llow Mango customers to m ake secure payments via S MS text messaging from cell phones, Mr Morris adding that while international expansion plans had been pushed back, the company was maintaining relationships with potential overseas partners. We are hiring a local marketing company who really know this market, Mr Morris said, when asked by Tribune Business about T SPs next moves forward. The company has hired a firm headed by Darcy R ahming, and Mr Morris a dded: They are going to do a whole new marketing strategy. He has a whole n ew marketing concept s pecifically geared t0 our t arget market. We expect to have that rolled out ina nother four-six weeks. Our past experience is that its not easy to reach those unbanked consumers, and we want to make sure the strategy is tailoredd irectly to them. TSP currently has 15 e mployees, having retained its entire engineering team, and Mr Morris said: We have no reason to think wew ill not succeed. This is exactly what we did with Omni Financial Services, where we took Dr Rodgers vision and turned it into a profitable company. The shareholders are 100 per cent committed to the growth and success of M ango. Everybody is very p leased with the intensified energy that is being placed o n the local market. They w ant to drive by and see M ango popping up everyw here in the Bahamas. E veryones committed. M r Morris said the m ajority of TSPs costs had been incurred up front, n amely for software development. Weve already covered that, he said,a dding that the company would likely hit the black in another 18 months-two years. TSPs unaudited accounts show it had run up a $1.6m illion accumulated deficit in the three years to end2010, something not unusual for a start-up, and which has largely been borne by its shareholders. Revenues o ver the three years amounted to $10,406. TSPs shareholders and m anagement have been f orced to alter their sights and strategy, after their $ 5.438 million private p lacement offering outs ide investors a collective 3 0 per cent equity stake in t he company raised just $ 1.5 million or 28 per cent o f the target. Raising this additional c apital was critical to financing TSP/Mangos expansion into overseasm arkets, such as Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican R epublic and southern US. Failure to do so has forced the company to scale back a nd focus on the Bahamas, getting this market right b efore looking abroad once again. The lowering of the s ights appears to have at least been partly responsible for the departure of for mer TSP chief executive, Shaker Rawan. Whether it was a resig nation, as Mr Rawan con-t ended, or TSP deciding n ot to renew his contract, as the company states, it seems his departure wasp rompted in part by the decision to place interna tional expansion on the backburner. The different explanations as to the circumstances of Mr Rawans departure indicate it mayn ot have been entirely smooth. Tribune Business understands, through well-placed sources, that the TSP/Mango offering did attract sign ificant interest from several Bahamas-based institutional investors. C ommonwealth Bank w as understood to have been interested in buying i n at one point, as was Coli na, sources suggested. H owever, Tribune Business w as told that TSPs existi ng shareholders, who i nclude former Central B ank governor Julian Francis and Dr Jonathan R odgers, the well-known eye doctor, did not want just one investor coming int o buy-up the entire 30 per cent stake on offer, fearing t his would give the newcomer too much control or influence. That was said to h ave been the stumbling block which prevented a d eal with Colina. Meanwhile, emphasising TSPs near-term focus, MrM orris told Tribune Business: The concentration is solely on getting the cards in the hands of the Bahamian consumer. We are doing some joint promotions with several l ocal firms that will also see a significant amount of cards being deployed as well. M r Morris said discus sions with these companies had been held yesterday. Asked who they were, hea dded: Theyre very big in retail. They go right across the retail spectrum, and doa tremendous volume in our target market. The food stores and those sorts of business. T SP is hoping that by building critical mass in the Bahamian market, executing and demonstrating its ability on home soil, it will encourage previously r eluctant investors to buyin and provide the additional equity capital it n eeds to finance internat ional expansion. If we cant do it at h ome, how can we do it o verseas? Mr Morris a sked. If we cant do it at h ome, we may as well close u p. The focus was always o n the Bahamas. We have j ust intensified our efforts and to do an excellent job f or this market that has been underserved. Providing those who did n ot use traditional commercial banking services w ith a quality product and price, as TSPs Omni Financial money transfer b usiness affiliate had done, was the goal. T SP has about 9,000 cardholders, and some 200300 retailers, signed up int he Bahamas. Once critical mass was attained, Mr Morris said further discus sions would be held with commercial banks about point-of-sale facilities shar ing, so that their respectivec lients could have cards s wiped using each others technology. The banks, he acknowle dged, wanted to see TSP/Mango prove itself and develop a track record, similar to poten t ial investors. The company revisiting the entire business model and assessing its price points. The Mango technology is based on a stored wallet system that holds the con-s umers money. The funds are then accessed using cards, cell phones and via the Internet. Mr Morris said the electronic access differentiated M ango from other stored value cards, such as gift cards, as consumers would n ot be cut-off from their f unds if cards were lost. We do have a Mobile A pp that is almost comp lete, Mr Morris told Trib une Business. We are just waiting for a ccess to BTC to have that t ested. We would look to r oll it out this year, depending on the access we get to t he BTC gateway. It will allow payments via SMS messaging from ac ell phone in a secure fashion. M r Morris said the plan to merge the Omni money transfer business with TSP h ad not been implemented yet, but added that talks w ith the companys potential partners in overseas markets were continuing. We have relationships already established in Haiti, Jamaica and Brazil, but those relationships are just going to be maintained until the time is right to start entering those mark ets, he added. H ow quickly international expansion s depended on how rapidly Mango wasd eployed in the Bahamas, and whether the financing was raised from outside investors. W hile no decision had been taken, Mr Morris said this might happen in 18 months. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Accounts/Administrator; in Quickbooks. Email to ian@hbsmarine.com LOOKING FOR FROM page one MANGO PROVIDER EYES PROFITABILITY IN 8-24 MONTHS

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BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 5B VACANCY NOTICE EXAMINER, FIDUCIARIESCore Functions: non-complex complexnon-complex Education and Knowledge Requirements: The Human Resources Manager The Tribune P.O.Box N-3207 DA#96554 Nassau Bahamas Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2011 expect to bring all these things t o market over the next couple of months. E xplaining that IPSI was a iming to launch at least some of its services to the Bahamian public prior to year-end, Mr Sumner told Tribune Business: The public will be receiving services from IPSI before year-end certain services will be available throughout the country. We will get as many as we can out into the commercial space, and are working to get them out during the last quarter of this year. While IPSI had performed some revisions to its finan cial projections, Mr Sumner said: If it goes according t o the way weve planned it, in 24 months IPSI, proceeding on an aggressive plan, aggressive agenda, should be in the black. The strategy, he added, had full backing from IPSIs Board. The precise timing of IPSIs launch will become clearer within the next four weeks, due to deadlines on the negotiations it has with the investors. Although weve not come out commercially to the public yet, were a lot more advanced in doing that and making plans than we were last time, Mr Sumner said. What weve been work ing on for the last several months is to make sure everything is working. We have been adjusting the b usiness model and services, so that when we come to market we will do so with as little disruption in services as possible, and come to market with as an efficient service as possible. While IPSI was employing administrative workers in Nassau, and had a staff in Abaco, Mr Sumner said it had outsourced the network build-out and operational aspects to-date to three Bahamian companies. While IPSI would eventually source in-house the engineering and technology talent necessary, Mr Sumner said the company also planned to give schol arships to young Bahamians once properly established. to about 190,000 shares that weve bought back in about nine months. Its on track. We did not expect it to be a huge number [of shares] in the first year, because of the cash allocated to Solomons Fresh Market. Well probably end the year at 250,000 shares. Asked whether the share buy back program had achieved its goals to date, the AML Foods chief replied: I think it has. Its mopping up a lot of small, little shareholders that do not want to holdon to their investments for whatever rea son. We feel the share price is a little undervalued, and peoples holdings out there are devaluing the price. Weve cleaned up pretty much everything outstanding. Theres a couple of little trades out there, and hopefully well clean them up in the next few days. Weve just placed a Buy order for 15,000 shares. AML Foods on January 6, 2011, became the latest in a long line of BISXlisted companies instituting share buy back programs, the main goal being to prevent their stock from being devalued then undervalued as a result of retail investors selling out to raise cash for reasons that have nothing to do with funda mentals. The lack of liquidity, and constant depressing of share prices by small retail trades, has been the main problem facing the Bahamian stock market. AML Foods financial results for the second quarter and half-year to end-July stated that the company had repurchased back then 55,832 shares at an average price of $1.18 per share. FROM page one AML FOODS TARGETING 250K SHARE BUY BACK FROM page one TRIPLE PL A Y START-UP IN BLACK WITHIN 24 MONTHS WASHINGTON Associated Press EUROPEhas a debt crisis. America has a jobs crisis. Corporate profits could be in trouble. World financial markets are in turmoil. And no one seems prepared to ride to the rescue. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned Congress on Tuesday of what most of America has sensed for some time: The economic recovery, such as it is, "is close to faltering." The central bank chief spoke on a day when the stock market spent most of the trading hours in bear market territory down 20 percent from its most recent highs in April. A late-day rally helped the market finish higher. Bernanke's exchange with lawmakers seemed to capture the growing belief that no one is prepared to help the global economy in any meaningful way anytime soon. Speaking in unusually frank terms, he also captured the nation's sour economic mood. The Fed chief was asked about protests around Wall Street, which wenton for an 18th day as demonstrators railed against corporate greed and expressed frustration over the economy. Bernanke replied: "I think people are quite unhappy with the state of the economy and what's happening. They blame, with some justification, the problems in the financial sector for getting us into this mess. And they're dissatisfied with the policy response here in Washington. And at some level, I can't blame them." "Certainly, 9 percent unemployment and very slow growth is not a very good situation," he added. "That's why they are protesting." Throughout the day, traders and U.S. policymakers kept one eye on Europe, where a debt crisis has dragged on more than a year. Investors worry that a messy default by Greece could hurt European banks and their American counterparts. On Tuesday, the Greek finance minister said the nation has enough money to pay pensions, salaries and bondholders through the middle of next month and that was seen as good news. Bernanke told Congress there was little the Fed could do about Europe's problems. "Unfortunately, we are innocent bystanders here," he said. "I am persuaded they are aware of the risks." Bernanke said he believes the Fed's latest move to help the economy would be "meaningful but not an enormous support" for the economy. The pro gram, known as Operation Twist, is designed to lower long-term interest rates so people and businesses will spend more money. "It should help, somewhat, on job creation and growth," the Fed chief told Congress. "It's particularly important now that the economy is close, the recovery is close to faltering." "We need to make sure that the recovery continues and doesn't drop back and that the unemployment rate continues to fall," he added. The Fed has used most of its tools to help the economy. It said this summer that it expects to keep interest rates super-low into 2013. Congress is inclined to cut, not raise, spending. Europe is resisting bold steps to save its most troubled economies. And fears are rising that a recession is on the verge of seizing Europe and eventually spreading around the world. "We have already taken interest rates down to zero ... and this Congress doesn't seem to be able to do anything," said David Wyss, former chief economist at Standard & Poor's. "So not much good is going to happen." Investors seem to think so. Stocks sank early Tuesday on fears about Europe, before rising in late morning on Bernanke's suggestion that the Fed might be open to doing more to help. Then they tumbled again in the afternoon, only to surge in the final 30 minutes of trading on a report that European leaders might be working on a plan to prop up banks there. The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished the day up 2.3 percent at 1,123.95, or about 33 points above what would be considered bear market territory. Economists at Goldman Sachs forecast in a note this week that Europe could fall into recession by winter. That would push the U.S. economy to "the edge of recession" by early 2012, said Andrew Tilton, an economist with the firm. Even if a global recession can be avoided, the U.S. economy faces a bleak outlook. Some economists fear that Congress could worsen things by cutting taxes or raising taxes this year or next. Tilton forecasts overall economic growth of just 1.7 percent this year, fol lowed by a scant 0.5 percent annual rate in the first three months of next year. For all of 2012, he projects 1.4 percent growth. Normal growth is more like 3 percent. European finance ministers suggested Tuesday that holders of Greek debt might have to absorb larger losses than originally thought. Banks that hold Greek bonds would suffer. A recession in Europe would also hurt U.S. exports to the region, damaging corporate profits at home. Still, Wyss said, "Policy seems to be as frozen there as it is in Washington." U.S. lawmakers have their own challenges with debt. Congress is intent on cutting spending over the next several years. At the same time, Congress might let a Social Security tax cut expire at year's end. Income tax cuts could expire in 2012. Based on those assumptions, economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch expect growth below 2 percent this year, next year and in 2013. For most Americans, such weak expansion would feel like a recession. And it wouldn't reduce chronically high unemployment. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said last month that the unemployment rate will remain near 9 percent through the end of 2012. In his testimony, Bernanke said the Fed is prepared to support the economy. But he made clear that the Fed's efforts to force down long-term interest rates are no "panacea for the problems currently faced by the U.S. economy." "Fostering healthy growth and job creation is a shared responsibility of all economic policymakers, in close cooperation with the private sector," Bernanke said. Yet there is little likelihood of significant help from Congress. President Barack Obama's $447 billion job-creation bill has run into resis tance from Republicans and even some Democrats in Congress. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the Republican-led House won't vote on Oba ma's plan in its entirety. Cantor said that while Republicans could back portions of the president's plan, "this all-or-nothing approach is unreasonable."

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NEW YORK Associated Press A LATE AFTERNOON s urge capped another wild day on Wall Street Tuesday and prevented the S&P 500 stock index from entering a bear market. Stocks j umped on reports that European officials were w orking to prop up the r egion's struggling banks. T he Dow Jones industrial average was down nearly 200 points with 40 minutes of trading left. It closed up 153. Indexes opened sharply lower as traders worried t hat the government of G reece could be closer to d efaulting on its debt. They pared their losses at midday after Federal ReserveC hairman Ben Bernanke told a Congressional panel that the central bank could take more steps to stimulate the economy, then slumped again in the afternoon. At 3:25 p.m., the market began rising quickly after n ews outlets reported that E uropean financial minist ers were working on a way to coordinate their efforts to support European banks,a s they did during the financial crisis in 2008. Worries that European and perhaps U.S. banks could get hamm ered by a Greek default have been a major concern among investors. Right now fear is trumping fundamentals and peop le are buying on nothing more than rumors," said Mark Lamkin, head of L amkin Wealth Management. "It's not business risk t hat the market is concerned with, it's systemic risk. If there truly is a solut ion to Europe's problems, then we'll set the stage for a n ice rally." The Dow closed with a gain of 153.41, or 1.4 per-c ent, to 10,808.71. The Standard and Poor's 5 00 rose 24.72, or 2.2 percent, to 1,123.95. It had b een as low as 1,074, which was 21 percent below itsA pril 29 peak of 1,363. Had the index closed with a decline that size it wouldh ave met the typical definit ion of a bear market. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite rose 68.99 points, or 3 percent,t o 2,404.82. S maller stocks rose much more than the overall market. The Russell 2000 index of small companies gained 39.15, or 6.4 percent, to 648.64. Analysts said the bounce i n small companies was likely resulted from investors picking up stocks t hey considered cheap after t he index fell sharply the d ay before. The Russell index plunged 5.4 percent Monday. C oncerns about Europe's debt crisis have been at the root of much of the mar ket's recent volatility. I nvestors are worried that G reece's government will be unable to make pay ments on its loans, triggeri ng a default. That would lead to sharp losses for b anks and other institutions that hold Greek debt, and possibly cause banks to stop lending to each other. If that got out of hand, global credit markets could freeze up as they did in O ctober 2008 after the investment bank Lehman Brothers failed. On Tuesd ay, European finance mini sters suggested that they m ay require holders of Greek debt to take larger losses in the future as a cond ition of more financial support for the struggling country. That would hurt banks that hold the debt. Europe is the center p oint of all of this," said Paul Zemsky, head of asset allocation at ING Invest-m ent Management. In testimony before Con gress, Bernanke said the central bank is ready tot ake more steps to stimu late the economy. That could mean more bond pur chases aimed at lowering i nterest rates and encouraging lending. Bernanke said the econom y is weaker than the cent ral bank expected and poor job growth continues to undercut consumer confidence. T he yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.82 percent from 1.78 percent late Monday. It briefly went as low as 1.72 percent around 10 a.m., near its record low of 1.71 percent reached Sept. 22. Bond yields fall when their prices rise. Analysts said Europe's debt problems overshad owed signs that the U.S. e conomy continues to grow, although slowly. Those signs include reports Monday that auto sales jumped 10 percent in September and one measure of U.S. manufacturing increased. Collectively, the data here in the U.S. hasn't been that bad, but investors are l ooking at Europe and sayi ng, 'I don't care what the U .S. fundamentals are when we've got much bigger problems overseas that m ay eventually wash onto our shores,'" said Phil Orlando, chief stock strate gist at Federated Investors. T he S&P index has fallen e very month since April because of two concerns: the strength of the U.S.e conomy and the debt crisis in Europe. In corporate news, Bank of America Corp. jumped4 .2 percent to $5.76. It was down 5 percent to $5.24 before the late market surge as investors contin u ed to be troubled by its exposure to soured mort gages securities and a seve ral-day outage of its webs ite. The company's stock lost 9 percent Monday to $5.53, a level not seen since 2009. A pple Inc. lost 0.5 percent to $372.50. It had been down 5 percent before the late rally after the company unveiled a faster iPhone that fell short of the bigger upgrade that some analysts had predicted. Two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was heavy at 6.9 bil lion shares. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.191.190.0013,9120.1480.0808.06.72% 1 0.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6420.080-16.6 0.75% 7 .504.40Bank of Bahamas6.936.930.000.2300.10030.11.44% 0 .530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.842.55Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0300.09090.03.33% 1.961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 11.108.29Cable Bahamas8.478.470.000.2450.32034.63.78% 2.802.33Colina Holdings2.602.600.000.4380.0405.91.54% 8 .508.33Commonwealth Brewery8.508.500.000.7400.00011.50.00% 7.006.21Commonwealth Bank (S1 6.656.650.000.4960.32013.44.81% 2.001.63Consolidated Water BDRs1.521.740.220.1110.04515.72.59% 1.771.31Doctor's Hospital1.371.370.000.0740.04018.52.92% 5.504.75Famguard5.435.430.000.4980.24010.94.42% 8 .405.35Finco5.395.390.000.7570.0007.10.00% 9 .457.75FirstCaribbean Bank8.218.210.000.4940.35016.64.26% 6.005.00Focol (S 5.335.330.000.4350.22012.34.13% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.58ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. 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Johnson9.829.820.000.8800.64011.26.52% 1 0.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 9 9.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.0020FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%T UESDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,376.77 | CHG 0.21 | %CHG 0.02 | YTD -122.74 | YTD % -8.19BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A s k $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.02482.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.72022.5398Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.800113.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.18353.32%4.99% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.14202.10%4.31% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.18543.16%5.14% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.5308Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.5037Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.8830Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. 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NEW YORK A ssociated Press AMERICANAirlines' CEO is proud that his company, unlike its biggest rivals,a voided the bankruptcy p rocess to remake itself. I nvestors aren't so sure. As the economic outlook darkens, the airline industry is bracing for trouble. Among the biggest U.S. carriers,A merican has the most to f ear. It faces the highest labor, aircraft and borrowing costs. "They've become old and feeble," says Vaughn Cordle, chief analyst with AirlineForecasts. American's problems are t he kinds that can be fixed under the protection of a bankruptcy court. And some analysts point to the airline'sb eaten-down stock price i t's fallen 69 percent this year as evidence that Chapter 11 is not out of the realm of p ossibility. O n Monday, as speculation about a bankruptcy filing s wirled, the stock fell 33 percent. Shares bounced back Tuesday, rising nearly 21 percent. Executives at parent comp any AMR Corp. insist a Chapter 11 filing is not in the c ards. The Fort Worth, Texasbased company has $4.2 billion in cash and other shortterm investments enough of a cushion to sustain at least a nother year's worth of losses while it comes up with a plan f or growth, analysts say. W hile most U.S. airlines were profitable in the first halfof the year, American had a net loss of $715 million on r evenue of $11.6 billion. The c ompany is forecast to show a loss of $132 million when it r eports third-quarter results in two weeks. American was once an i nnovative airline. It invent ed frequent-flier miles and it launched the first computer-i zed ticketing system. Now, that edge is gone. R ay Neidl, an airline specialist with the Maxim Group, said in a recent note the airl ine's management is experienced "but they appear to be riding on the storied airline's past." A merican's biggest prob lem is the high cost of labor. It spends $3,008 on salary a nd benefits for every hour each of its 616 planes is in the air, according to Cordle. Unite d spends $2,801, Delta $2,587 and US Airways $1,991. Put another way, if Americ an had the same labor costs as US Airways which restructured in bankruptcy court in 2002 and 2004 it w ould save $2.2 billion a year, Cordle said. American had hoped that g ap would shrink as employees at the other airlines nego tiated higher wages in new c ontracts. But that has yet to happen. The airline has other disa dvantages: More than $12.1 billion in outstanding debt, about the s ame amount as airlines twice its size. An unfunded pension liability of $7.9 billion. For the most part, other airlines don'th ave traditional pension plans. High borrowing costs. It a greed to pay 8.75 percent interest on $726 million it borrowed last week. The oldest and least fuel-efficient fleet in the coun-t ry. American was in such a tough financial situation int he past decade that it could n't invest in new jets. The air line is aggressively replacing i ts gas-guzzling jets with newe r, more-efficient planes. But it's a slow process. To fly one passenger 1,000 m iles, it took American an average of 19.8 gallons of fuel l ast year. The industry averaged 18.4 gallons. That might not sound like a giant differe nce, but based on the 125 billion miles American's passengers flew last year the airline burned through $400 mil l ion worth of fuel that its com petitors didn't have to. American refused to comm ent for this story but management does have some plans to right the airline. I t recently gained government approval for joint ventures with British Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas,a llowing the airlines to work together to set prices and schedules on routes. The m ove gives American some of the benefits it would have seen through a merger. A merican is also in the p rocess of trying to separate its unprofitable regional air line, American Eagle, into an i ndependent airline. In the years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Delta Air L ines, United Airlines and U S Airways all restructured in bankruptcy court. In contrast, American was able tos ecure concessions from its unions and avoid that fate. I have a different definition of success than bankrupting your company," A merican CEO Gerard J. Arpey said in April. Still, the competition emerged from bankruptcy s tronger, while American struggled and looked everywhere it could to cut costs. We discussed how often the trash was picked up," Thomas R. Del Valle, seniorv ice president of airport services for American, said in a recent interview. With the merger of Delta a nd Northwest in 2008, American had fallen from its perch as the world's biggest airline. T wo years later, it fell further in the pecking order with the merger of United and Conti-n ental. E ven if American can bring its labor costs in line with the other major airlines, it andt he rest of the industry still need to compete with younger airlines like JetBlue, F rontier and Virgin America. I f American paid the same wages and benefits that Virgin America does, it would save$ 4.6 billion a year. BUSINESS PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE HIGHESTLABOUR, AIRCRAFTANDBORROWINGCOSTS AMERICAN AIRLINES FACES TURBULENT RIDE DETROIT Associated Press THE UNIONthat once set the gold standard for American wages is giving up pay raises in exchange for a piece of the auto industry's profits and the promise of thousands of new jobs. Under agreements struck with Ford and Gen eral Motors, most of the companies' factory workers will get profit-sharing checks instead of annual raises. They'll also get a signing bonus. In turn, the automakers will increase their workforces and invest billions more dollars in their factories. It's an unusual turnabout for the United Auto Workers. For decades, its members' pay and benefits were the envy of workers around the world, and it wouldn't hesitate to strike to protect them. But the agreement signals a new real ity. After the industry nearly collapsed two years ago, a sobered UAW is no longer fighting the Big Three but fighting to compete against rivals who pay their workers far less. "We are aware of the competition that Ford and General Motors and Chrysler face," UAW President Bob King said Tuesday after announc ing terms of a new four-year contract with Ford. "If we are going to succeed in the long run and really be able to have long-run security and decent income for our membership, we can't put Ford and GM and Chrysler at a competitive disadvantage." Ford Motor Co. and the UAW agreed on a four-year contract Tuesday, three weeks after the union reached a similar agreement with General Motors Co. The companies are promising at least 17,000 new U.S. jobs over the life of the contracts, and are offering workers signing bonuses and profit-sharing payments. The companies save money because they won't pay annual raises to their U.S. factory workers and they'll hire thousands of the new workers at lower wage rates. King expects some workers will be unhappy. But he thinks they can live with the terms. GM workers have already ratified their agreement; Ford workers are expected to wrap up voting by Oct. 14. "They know the competitive structure as well as I do. They know their family and friends who are underemployed (and said. "They know how important it is to have long-term jobs so they can be back in 2015 (for the next contract negotiations). Maybe we will be able to do some fixed cost increases then." Ford workers will get at least $16,700 over the four-year contract, in the form of a $6,000 signing bonus, $7,000 in lump-sum and inflation protection payments and at least $3,700 in profit-sharing this year. That's more generous than GM's agreement, which guarantees workers at least $11,500. Ford plans to add 5,750 U.S. factory jobs under the deal, on top of 6,250 it announced earlier this year, for a total of 12,000 jobs by 2015. It also pledged to invest $4.8 billion in its U.S. factories. When combined with $1.4 billion in investments previously announced, Ford plans to invest $6.2 billion by 2015. Ford union leaders approved the deal around noon Tuesday after a meeting in Detroit. The deal is subject to a vote by Ford's workers. If they agree to the contract, Ford's 41,000 hourly workers will get $1,000 more as a signing bonus than the $5,000 bonus GM workers got. The GM deal also gives most workers profitsharing payments instead of annual raises and promises 6,400 new or retained jobs. John Fleming, Ford vice president of manu facturing, said most of the 5,750 additional hires will start at $15.78 per hour, a fraction of the $28 hourly wage of Ford's older workers. They'll get $19.28 after four years. Ford currently has 70 entry-level workers, but will hire thousands more. The union agreed to the lower wage in 2007 when Ford was losing billions of dollars. The deal will increase Ford's labor costs at first, but bring them down as more entry-level workers are hired. The company has the highest labor cost in the U.S. auto industry. Ford's hourly labor cost, including wages, benefits and pensions, was $58 last year. GM's was $56 and Toyota's was $55, according to the Center for Automotive Research. Volkswagen, with a new plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., had the lowest cost at $38, followed by Hyundai at $44. 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TH O US ANDS TUR N O UT FO R SH A KES PEA RE I N P A R A D I S E I N Y A E AR 'S : 201 1 BET H IPH O P A W AR DS P RED IC T IO N S ELEV EN B AH A MIA N A R T I S T S HE ADE D F OR US S H OWC AS E WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 T H E T RI B U N E S EC T I ON C T HE names of 16 lucky Bahamians, all emerging fashion designers and visual artists, were announced yes terday as official participants in the 2011 Fash|Art fashion showcase. This weekend, event organisers are staging a model casting call in preparation for the show. About 10 female models and six male models will be cast for the fashion show on November 5, showcasing the creations of eight designers. One of the models will be selected as the face of Fash|Art 2012 and sign a one-year contract with the PTG Modeling Agency. The high fashion runway presentation and competition will showcase a variety of styles in ready-to-wear, couture and swimwear. The win ning collection will be judged by a silent panel of fashion experts and an online poll based on creativity, workmanship, marketability and innovation. "For our inaugural event we are pleased to wel come on board 16 of the Bahamas' most promising individuals in the art and fashion world", said the event's producer Kedar Clarke. "Most of them came as a surprise to their friends who had no idea of the extent of their talents. I want Fash|Art to be the premier platform for unknown and emerging artists and designers around The Bahamas," he said. The visual artists will showcase three of their top designs during an art exhibition of photography, sculpture, ceramics art, painting, drawings and computer generated art. The winning piece will be based on originality, elements of art, degree of difficulty and presentation and skill. "Winners in the categories of fashion and art will receive awards that pay homage to the late Harl Taylor and Jackson Burnside, both of whom have become synonymous with their talents, which made them highly respected worldwide. Additionally, winners will take a $500 monetary grant, an HP Touch Pad courtesy of Custom Computers and other career launching incentives," said organisers. Trade show vendors will have the opportuni ty to sell and promote their work during a trunk show and cocktail reception dubbed "The Style Lounge". The former business place and art gallery of Mr Burnside, Doongalik Studios, is the site of the event this year. Organisers say they are committed to creating "exposure and marketing" opportunities for emerging Bahamian fashion designers and visual artists. Vincina Sweeting Carla Modela Sabrina Sturrup Cardell McClam Derrica Williamson Deago Cunningham Alicia Seymour Jaspher Knowles Bernard Petit Kai Sweeting Alexia Roach Djenabe Edouard Lowree Tynes Mecko Gibson Sophie Taylor P A R T I C I P A N T S I N F ASH | AR T 2011

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TH E BASI C S OF P A INTING ON CLOTH ES IF YOUR passion is fashion and you really love the idea of painting your clothes then this information is just for you. There are quite a number of techniques available for painting on garments but it is always good to start with the basics and build from there. Learning the simple techniques for painting clothing can be a lot of fun as well as a wardrobe enhancer which is a natural draw of this fascinating craft. The variety of styles and effects that can be achieved in fabric painting is astounding. CH O OSING YO UR FABR IC S o th e f irst t hi ng yo u w a nt t o c on si d e r i n p a in t i ng c l o th i n g i s y o ur f a b ric selection. Here are a few simple key points to remember: Choose tightly woven fabrics Garments should be pre-washed Begin painting on whites or lights Natural fibres like cotton are the best paint ready fabrics Don't use fabric softeners and starch on garments you will be painting on CHOOSING Y OUR P A INT S AND BR USHES There a re a nu mbe r of pa int s a nd t ool s on th e ma rk et so to c re at e th e best possible design: Select non-toxic water based fabric paints Use flat or dimensional paints Get creative with finishes from metallic to pearl Determine your colour scheme and select paints accordingly Use sturdy synthetic brushes PR E P ARING T O P AINT Be fore be gin ning t o p ain t, col lec t ev er y t hing you may poss ibly need to avoid dashing for things while in th e mi ddl e of y our pro jec t. You w i ll want to: Cover your design surface with wax paper for easy clean-ups Paint on a level clutter free surface Have your paints, brushes, water and other materials handy Iron garment to remove all wrinkles Place wax paper between garment to avoid paint bleeding Now that you have everything in place all you need to do is begin putting your colours and patterns together. Begin with shapes or get some help with a few stencils. You're well on your way. So here's what I see in your future...a brand new painted wardrobe along with a new skill. C'mon, it's time to pull out your paints and give your clothes a new lease on life by transforming them into wonderful works of art. About the author: Teri M Bethel specialises in teaching non-artists how to create textured painted fabrics. Teri has been involved in manufacturing painted garments, handbags and fashion accessories for over two decades. She is the designer of Teri Monique Handbags, a line of custom made art purses for ladies. Contact Teri at: admin@PaintWithTexture.com DESIGNE R 1 0 1 F ASHION AR T WITH T ERI MONIQUE T H E T R I BU N E S E C T I O N C A R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 02 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 T HE ten-day theatre festival Shakespeare in Paradise' was set in motion last weekend with hun dreds of school children turning out for the matinee performances of "Julius Caesar". The Shakespeare inspired original play recorded nearly 1,000 student viewers in its first three days of performance. Festival director Nicolette Bethel said that this year's selections were chosen to appeal to a variety of tastes and interests, encompassing plays of local and international origin, but all with universal themes and appeal. "Of course, we have a Shakespeare play as our centrepiece, and this year that is 'Julius Caesar'. It's got political drama, deception and intrigue that every politician and voter can identify with, even in our Bahamas today." Ms Bethel said one of the factors that went into selecting 'Julius Caesar' was its relevance to the growing political climate as the country heads into another election season. "Our presentation of 'Julius Caesar' is true to the original form and is given a contemporary context," the festival director said. "This certainly makes it easier to follow, and audiences really engage its intensity and energy as the relationships between the characters are so much clearer." The play "Dis We Tings" opened the festival on Friday night at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. It was staged in dedication to Kayla Edwards, a trailblazer of cultural theatre. F est ival ar tis tic di recto r P hili p Burr ows sai d audiences h ave sever al choices to see t he s hows, but sh ouldn 't wait too long t o buy t ickets "Even tho ugh ever y sho w has m ulti ple per for mances ther e is limi ted s eatin g and it all end s t his Satu rday, October 8," h e sai d. "T his is a great chance to see a w o nder ful range o f li ve theat re s hows and per fo rmances in a s hor t per iod of t ime, s o you real ly don' t w an t t o mis s i t." By KHRISNA VIRGIL F IL M buff s gathered at the histo ric J a c ara nda Hou se on the w e ek e n d t o r a i s e f u n d s f o r t h e e i g h t h an nual B aha mas I n ternati onal Film Festiv al (BIFF). Al th o u g h f e st iv a l p re p a ra t io n s a re w ell underw ay, organi s e r s s a id the ne twork o f sup port for the fe s ti val n e e d s t o s p r e a d I t w a s t h e co r e g r o u p o f r e g u l a r s u p p o r t e r s t h a t turne d ou t for the Bla ck an d W hite M as qu er ade Ga la hel d la st weeken d. A $ 7 5 t i c k e t a f f o r d e d p a t r o n s d r e s s e d i n b l a c k a n d w h i t e t h e c h an c e t o m i x an d m i n g l e o n 1 5 ac res of historic property formerly o w n e d b y S i r H a rry O a k e s, t he g o l d min ing mill iona ire. A l t h o u g h p a s s i n g t h r o u g h t h e hands o f a num ber of owners and u nd e rg o i ng a n um b e r of re n ov a t io n s a n d r e s t o r a t i o n s t h e p r o p e r t y rema ins ba sica lly the sa me a s it wa s 10 0 y ears ag o, w ith orig inal crow n moldi ng, bo x locks and s olid dark w ood bookc ase s in ta ct. E v e n t p l a n n e r A n n a P r o c t o r e x p l a i n e d h o w t h e l o c a t i o n w a s i m p o rt a n t i n p l a n n in g t h e fu n d ra is e r "Be caus e it 's s u ch a cl as sy e leg ant, historic loc ation we wa nted to be s y mpa thetic to that a nd kee p it rea lly l ow k ey ju s t w ith sim ple fa bric s, c and leli ght, an d en hanc ing the t r e e s i n t h e g a r d e n s a i d M s P ro c t o r T he film festi v al does not be gin until December 1, however, board c h a i rman Andr ew O'Br ien underscored the need for more local sup port. "Film a nd the arts a re the col ourfu l fab ri c of o ur s oci ety an d what we f o cu s o n S o m e t h i n g t h a t h a s b e c o m e c l e a r i n th e e f f or t t h i s y e a r i s th at w e ne e d to spre ad th e ne tw ork T h i s i s o n e o f t h e j e w e l s o f t h e B a h a m a s b u t w e d o n t h a v e a s m a n y p e o p l e a s w e c a n W e s t i l l struggle to get the word out," said Mr O'Brien. T he film f esti v al is dedicated to p rov id in g t he B a h am ia n c o mm un ity and its visitors with a diverse pre se n t at i on of m o v ie s f rom a ro un d t he world. M A S Q UE R AD E G A L A L I G H T S UP HIS T O R I C H O U SE SHAKESPEARE Thousands tur n out for Our presentation of 'Julius Caesar' is tr ue to the original form and is given a contemporar y context. This cer tainly makes it easier to follow and audiences really engage its intensity and energy as the relationships between the characters are so much clear er Nicolette Bethel F I LM b u ff s g a th e r e d a t th e h is to r ic J a c a r a n d a H o u s e o n th e we e k e n d to ra i s e f un d s for the eighth annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). THE conspiracy unfolds as Cassius (Jovanna Hepburn) awaits the arrival of Casca (HartmanOral-Noel Brown). PORTIA (Lisa-Marie Cabrelli) frets over the plan of Brutus as the Soothsayer (Jane Poveromo) looks on. BRUTUS (David J. Burrows) holds Cassius' (Jovanna Hepburn) head in his hands as Casca (HartmanOral-Noel Brown) looks on. CASCA (Hartman-Oral-Noel Brown) conveys the events of the day to Cassius (Jovanna Hepburn) as Brutus (David J. Burrows) listens. MARK Antony (Matthew Wildgoose) observes the body of Brutus (David J. Burrows).

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T H E T R I B UN E S E CT I O N C A R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 03 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 E LEVEN Bahamian artists will be in the spotlight at the Iowa-based Waterloo Center for the Arts (WCA) next month in an exhibition of homegrown talent. The "Master Artists of The Bahamas" exhibition will feature over 40 pieces of artwork including paint ings, installations and sculp tures. The showcase runs from October 14. The exhi bition will leave Iowa in January 2012 and travel to various art venues through out the United States. "This is the first time that such a large contingent of Bahamian visual artists' work has ever been on dis play in the United States and I am confident that it will be an amazing opportu nity to showcase the worldclass talent that we have in abundance within our coun try," said the exhibition's Bahamian coordinator Pam Burnside. "Bahamian art is flourishing, and quite aside from mere sun, sand and sea' we intend to let the world know that our country's art, heritage and culture can truly be the impetus to attract a different type of visitor who is looking for a unique cre ative experience," she said. The featured artists Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, Jackson Burnside, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith, Eddie Minnis, John Beadle, John Cox, Kendal Hanna, Max Taylor and Stan Burnside were originally paired together for the 2008 documentary film "Artists of the Bahamas" produced by Filmmakers Karen and Tom Neuwirth. The documentary opened the 2008 Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). Plans for the exhibition began one year ago when Cammie Scully, director of the WCA came across the documentary. Plans were immediately set in motion to mount the show in October of this year. WCA boasts the largest public collection of Haitian art in the world as well as a collection of Caribbean art that includes over 50 works by Amos Ferguson. "Waterloo Center for the Arts is privileged to be able to host this premiere exhibi tion of Bahamian art. The Master Artists of The Bahamas Exhibition and Symposium will expose the US to the thriving culture of The Bahamas and their talented artists. By exposing the country's art to a global audience, interest in traveling to this country will most likely increase, as will the visibility and profile of the artistic and cultural heritage of The Bahamas," said Ms Scully. The opening of the WCA exhibit will also include a two-day public symposium featuring the artists and several film screenings, includ ing the premiere screening of "Match Me If You Can", a documentary on the late Bahamian artist Amos Fer guson, also produced by Karen and Tom Neuwirth. The recently released film "Brent Malone: Father of Bahamian Art" and "Artists of the Bahamas" will also be screened. The United States Embassy in Nassau provided assistance to enable National Art Gallery's curatorial assistant and videographer Jackson Petit to accompany the artists to Iowa to document the entire trip. October 6 Thursday THE 2ND ALL CE RAMICS E XHI B I TIO N 20 1 1 Th e A ll C er am i c s E xh i bi ti on (A C E ), a b i -a nn u al e x hi b i t i o n o f B a h a m i a n p o t t e r s a n d ceram ic is ts hol ds i t's second e x h i b i t i o n f o r 2 0 1 1 a t 6 3 0 p m a t D o o n ga l ik S t u d i o s G al l e r y, V i l l a g e R o a d I t f e a t u r e s w o r k s by S ue B e nn e tt -W i ll i am s, J e ssic a C o l eb ro ok e a nd Q ue n ti n M i n n i s T h e t h e m e i s M y F l a m b o y a n t Te a p o t b a s e d o n t h e la t e Jac ks on B ur n s i d e' s i ns pir at ion fo r J e ss ica C o leb r o o k t o d e v e l o p a l i n e o f t e a p o t s f o r t h e D o o n g a l i k Ma ri na V i ll a ge G a ll e ry AC E w i l l a n n o u n c e T h e D e n i s Kn ig ht C ho ic e Aw ard fo r a l e a d i n g s t u d e n t c e r a m i c i s t T h e ex h ib i ti on run s Oc t o be r 6 -2 8 October 8 Saturday A TL ANTIS LIV E P RESENT S IL V OLO Atlantis Live presents IL V O L O i n c o n c e r t a t t h e Atl an tis The at re. D oo rs o pe n at 8pm, the concert begins at 9 p m C o st fo r r e s e rv e d s e a t i ng i s $ 7 5 T : 3 6 3 9 9 0 1 E : box.office@ kerzner.com. October 8 Saturday N A S S AU Y ACHT CL UB 88T H AN NI VERS ARY C ELEB RA TI ON The Nass au Ya cht Club c e le b ra t e s it s 8 8 th a nn i v e rsa ry with a poolside cocktails and ca nape s pa rty fr om 7 pm-8p m a nd a se rv e d m ul t i -c o u rs e d i n ner with beef tenderloin and l obs ter at 8 :30pm. Mu si c b y D J V i n c e R i t c h i e T i c k e t s $100. Dress: yachting jacket. RSVP: 393-5132. E: nassauy achtclub @gmail.com. October 8 Saturday H U RR I C A NE RELIEF CONC ER T AN D FAMIL Y FUN D A Y M ak e E m List en p re sen ts "Gettin g C at Is la nd B ac k On Track" A Hurricane Relief Conc ert and Family Fun Day a t t h e c a r n i v a l s i t e Q u e e n El iz a bet h Spo r t s C e ntre fro m 12 noon until, featuring over 1 8 a r t i s t s i n c l u d i n g Ro n n i e B u t l e r, K B A n c i e n t M a n a n d T e r z H e p b u r n H o s t e d b y Hop e Sh ell y Ann e an d Sw ee t I s l a n d G a l M u s i c b y B i g h o u s e P l a y L D J G a m e s pri z e s an d k id d ie c orn e r. K i ds are $4; adults $20. October 8 Saturday B NT BI R D DA Y F UN RU N A ND W ALK T h e Ba h a m a s N a t i o n a l Trust holds an International Mig r a tory Bi rd D ay F un Ru n a n d W a l k a t 6 a m a t T h e Re t rea t V il la g e R oa d. B NT 's W a l k O n T h e Wi l d S i d e supports migratory birds and r a is es funds f or habitat c onservation. Two routes go up S h i r l e y S t r e e t o n e g o e s t o P a r a d i s e I s l a n d a n d b o t h r e t u r n along E ast Ba y Str ee t. Pro ce e ds a re fo r C a tta i l Man a g e m e n t a t H a r r o l d a n d W il so ns Po n ds N a tio n al Pa rk The mini fair for birds takes pl ac e a s pa rt of t he B N T's Da M a r k e t f ol l o wi n g t h e wa l k. Ch ild re n's cr aft s a nd gam es a n d l i g h t r e f r e s h m e n t s offered. Register and collect s p o n s o r s h i p f o r m s T h e R e t r e a t D o n a t i o n : $ 2 0 incl udes T-Shirt. T: 3 93-1 317 E : b n t @ b n t b s W : www.bnt.bs. October 8-Saturday Se as on ed P h ot og ra ph er R i c h a r d H o k e m i e r w i l l b e h o s t i n g a p h o t o e x h i b i t a t Poop Dec k, W est Bay Stree t. October 8 Saturday B NT' S DA MARKET T h e Ba h am a s Na t io n al T r us t h old s D a M ark et th e F a l l s e a s o n s f i r s t f a r m e r s m a r k e t T : 3 9 3 1 3 1 7 E : bnt@bnt.bs October 14 Friday N AT ION AL HEROES D A Y RA LL Y AND MARCH T h e A f r i c a n s U n i t e d Coalition invites you t o a rally and march at the Southern Recreation Grounds Basket b all Co ur t on Fr id ay, Oct ober 14. Rally beings at noon. M a r c h l e a v e s a t 2 3 0 p m Reje ct Disc overy Day Come t o g e t h e r t o c e l e b r a t e o u r n a t i o n a l h e r o e s C o n t a c t a f r i c a n s u n i t e d 2 4 2 @ g m a i l c o m or 326-1003. T H I N G S 2 DO B A HAMIA N A R T IS T S H EADED F OR US S HOW C AS E By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter S U P P O R T E R S o f t h e h u r ri c a n e r e l i e f c o n c e r t o n t h e w e e k e n d c r i e d s h a m e o n t h e i r f e l l o w B a h a m i a n s d u e t o t h e a p p a l l i n g t u r n ou t" a t th e e v e nt Th e c o nc e rt w a s or ga n is ed b y t he R e d C ro ss So c i et y o f t he B a h a m a s a n d D C T e c h n ol o g y t o ra i se m o n e y f or F a m il y I sl a n d vi c t im s of H u rri c an e I re ne W hether it was a lack of inter e s t or a lac k of promotion, pa tr on s sa y th e p oo r at te n da n c e w a s a bi g d isa p po i nt me n t, a n d ho pe d f ut ure fu nd ra ise rs i n a id of h ur ric a ne re li e f w ou ld no t suf fe r th e sa me fa te A n e v e nt c on tr ac t or to ld Tri b un e E nt e rt a in me nt he st ron g ly b e l i e v e s t h e f u n d r a i s e r c o u l d h a v e b e e n b e t t e r a t t e n d e d a n d s u p p o r t e d s e e i n g t h a t j u s t l a s t y e a r a t o ta l o f $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 w a s ra i s e d a n d do na t ed to re li e f e ff or ts i n a tw o -d a y na ti o na l t e le th o n t o He l p Us H e lp Ha i ti .' A rou n d $ 1 7 0, 0 0 0 w as ra ise d l as t y e ar J an u ar y du rin g th e se c on d ni g ht o f t he t e le th o n c o n c er t. A la rg e c ro w d tu rn e d o u t t o A ra w a k C a y t o s e e B a h a m i a n m u si c l e g e n d R o n n i e B u t l e r l o c a l po p st a r T aD a an d p op u la r ra k e a nd sc ra p e g ro up s pe rf orm W h il e t he co nt ra c tor sa i d H urri c a ne Ire ne ca n no t be c om pa re d to th e H ai ti e a rth q ua k e, h e be l ie v e s B a h am i a ns c an d o mo re to s up po rt l oc a l c au se s. One of th e c o ordi nator s of las t Satur day's event, Joann e P y f r o m o f D C T e c h n o l o g y s a i d s h e t h i n k s i t c o u l d h a v e b e e n b e t te r a tte n de d W e h a d a l l o f t h e a r ti s t s l i n e d u p b u t b e c a u se o f t h e r a i n t h e y d i d n t a l l p e r f o r m I t s t a rt e d l a t e b e c a u se p e o p l e a r r i v e d l a t e s h e s a i d T h e c o n c e r t w a s a d v e r t i s e d t o f e a t u r e B o d i n e V i s a g e G e n o D Ro n ni e B ut le r, E l on Mo x ey V er on ic a B i sh op a nd a nu m be r o f ot he r a rti st s. N o t a ll o f t he ar ti sts w e re a bl e t o pe rf o rm. E v e r y b o d y k n o w s w h a t t h e t i m e c o n s t r a i n t s a re w h a t t h e y a re a b l e t o sp e nd I k n o w th e re a re m a ny w a y s t h a t p e o p l e c a n sh o w sup p ort a nd I'm ho p in g t ha t if t he y di d no t m ak e it ou t o n S at ur da y th e y w ou l d f i nd a d if fe re n t w a y t o as si st t h ose s ti ll re c o v er in g f ro m H urr ic a n e Ire n e ," sa id B o d in e B E J oh ns on H i t t i n g b a c k a t c o m p l a i n t s o v e r t h e c o v e r c h a r g e w h i c h w a s $ 1 0 an d $1 5, o ne c on trac to r sa id: "The re w a s a l ot of B a ham ia n ar ti sts o n t he li n eup to pe rf orm a nd I t hi n k i f w e h a d a n i nt e rn a t i o n a l a r t i s t t h e r e t h a t w a s s e t t o p e r f o rm p e o p l e w o u l d n o t b e c om p la i ni ng a bo ut t he p ric e an d i t i s a sh a me P O OR TURNOUT DIS AP POI NT S A T H U RR IC ANE REL I EF C ONC ER T BAHAMIAN music stars such as Bodine (above), Visage, Geno D, Ronn ie B utle r, El on Mo xe y a nd o the rs were a dv e rtis ed t o pe rform a t th e e v en t a l t ho u g h a po o r l oc a l tu rn -o u t wa s a b i g d i s a pp o i nt m e nt fo r organisers. 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T H E T R I BU N E S E C T I O N C A R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 06 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 J us t a f e w i m a g e s o f w h a t w e t h e Bah amas l ooked l ike 40 .. 50 .. .6 0. .. years in the past BUSY in the process of making the Bahamas a better place, Freddie Maura headed the Bahamas News Bureau Photo Department from the 1940s through the 1990s. He took thousands of the photographs, made movies and produced post cards. Lest we forget the efforts that have made our tourist industry what it is today. BY ROLAND ROSE O CT OBER IN THE GARD E N O CTOBER in The Bahamas is a seminal month, one in which we go from summer to winter in very short order. The shallow waters that lap our islands will drop in tempera ture dramatically and most Bahamians will put away their swimwear until April. The end of October will give us the perfect conditions to start veg e t a b l e s a n d f l o w e r s o f a l l s o r t s T o ma t oe s s o wn in Oct o be r of t en o ve rt a ke t h os e p la nt ed s ix we ek s ea rlie r in h otte r w ea the r. To mat oes ne ed c oo l ni gh ts i n orde r to set fru it a n d b y t h e e n d o f O c t o b e r a n y pl a n ts t ha t a r e f lo w e ri n g w i l l b e c an d i d a t e s t o g i v e u s t o m a t o e s i n December. A great number of popular veg e t a b l e s n e e d c o o l c o n d i t i o n s i n o rd e r to germinate successfully and grow a t t he i r o p ti m u m r a te Th e s e i n c l u d e En gl is h p eas al l k ind s of let t uce, spinach and cauliflower. Many gardeners only begin their v e g e t a b l e p l o t s o n c e O c t o b e r i s ov e r, ta k in g a dv a nt ag e o f th e c oo l er and closer to ideal weather condi tions. They may not have tomatoes fo r C h ri s t m a s b u t w h a t e v e r t h e y so w tends to grow quickly and reliably. For those of us growing in early Oc to b e r, r e m e mb e r t o se t ou t p l a n ts li k e b e e t s a n d c a rr o ts i n s q ua r e g r id s ra th er t ha n i n w a st e fu l ro w s. Fi g ur e out the space each plant needs and so w t h e s e e ds a c c o r di n g ly W i th re g ul ar w a te rin g a nd fe e di ng the pl an ts w i ll no t m i n d b e i n g a l i t tl e c ro w d e d For plants that have to be grown in rows, keep the distance between ro w s as s ho rt as p o ssi b le a n d tr y a n d make your rows double ones. Snap beans are usually grown in rows to aid harvesting. Throughout the summer months we ha d to d e pe nd u po n fl ow e rs t ha t w er e to le r ant of hi gh h ea t co nd itions, and that limited our choices. No w t hat October has ar r ived w e c an gr o w ju s t ab ou t an y an n ua ls even those not normally associated with subtropical conditions. Many f low er ing sh rubs apprecia te c o o l e r c on d i t i o n s a n d f l o w e r b e t t e r i n a ut um n a n d w in te r Th e B o li v i a n s u n f l o w e r t r e e i s a s t r i k i n g e x a mp le I f the shr ub s n e e d pru ni n g then now is the time to do a little trimming, nothing drastic. Roses are usually cut back quite se v ere l y in O c tob er to a ll ow for lo ts o f new f l owering g r ow th. M ost gardeners will not be doing pr uning t h i s O c t o b e r a s H u r r i c a n e I r e n e forced us to do the job in August. W e o f t e n t a k e o u r p a l m s f o r gr an te d bu t i t i s go od p r act ice to f ert ili se a ll p al ms tw o or thr ee t ime s a y ea r u sin g a pa l m sp ec i a l fe rt il is er Palm fertilisers include a sufficient p ercen tage of mang anese and ma gnesium in order to keep the fronds of all palm varieties a glossy green. Fr uit an d c it ru s tr ees s hould be given an autumn treat of iron, fer t i l i s e r a n d m i n o r e l e m e n t s I n amounts given of the package, mix S e q u e s t r e n e 1 3 8 w i t h wa t e r i n a large bucket and apply as a drench to the bole of the tree. Sc atter fruit t re e sp e c i a l f e rt i l iz er o r 6 6 -6 a ro u n d th e dr ip li ne, th e amo un t ap pl ied va r y in g wi t h t h e s i ze o f t h e t r e e. T h e n c o m p l e t e t h e j o b w i t h a n a ppl ic ati on of min or e le men t spray w ith a little spreader/sticke r added T hi s is i mp o r t an t a s cit r u s le av es ten d to s he d liquids ins tan t ly A litt l e l i q u i d s o a p ca n b e u s e d as a spreader/sticker but is not as effec tive as the commercial offerings. It will be a while before the lawn r e al i se s su mm e r is o v e r. I f y ou h a ve S t Aug ustine grass you may w ish to let it seed during October and then give a final mowing in November. gardenerjack@coralwave.com By GARDENER JACK GREEN SCENE THE end of October will give us the perfect conditions to start vegetables and flowers of all sorts. Freddie Maura

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2011 LIST OF NOMINEES: (The BET Hip Hop Awards kick off next Tuesday at 8pm) BEST HIP HOP VIDEO Nominees: Big Sean f/ Chris Brown My Last Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Look At Me Now DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne I'm On One Eminem f/ Rihanna Love The Way You Lie Kanye West f/ Rihanna All Of The Lights Lesh says: My vote goes to "I'm On One" and My Last". I am almost certain that one of the two will take the award, they are both great videos! Farrah says: I'm On One! REESE'S PERFECT COMBO AWARD (BEST COLLAB) Nominees: Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Hustle Hard (Remix) Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B Country Sh*t (Remix) Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Look At Me Now DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne I'm On One Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz Out Of My Head Lesh says: I'm On One" will be tak ing this one too! Farrah says: As bad as I want to say "I'm On One" Lesh, I have to go with Hustle Hard (Remix) Don't stop the party we be getting gnarly". BEST LIVE PERFORMER Nominees: Busta Rhymes Cee-Lo Green Jay-Z Lil Wayne Kanye West Lesh says: I'm really not a fan of CeeLo, but I'd have to go with him on this one because he always brings his creativity to the stage. Farrah says: When Cee-Lo Green pulled out the bottle of oil sheen and sprayed his wig during his BET Award performance tribute to Patti Labelle I knew he was an entertainer. Cee-Lo it is! LYRICIST OF THE YEAR Nominees: Jay-Z Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West Lesh Says: Ahhh this is kind of tough, but I'd have to go with Lil Wayne. Farrah Says: Lil Wayne! MVP OF THE YEAR Nominees: Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West Wiz Khalifa Lesh says: Wow, this is a good line up, anyone of them can walk away with it. Farrah says: Lil Wayne got this one. TRACK OF THE YEAR Nominees: 6 Foot 7 Foot Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz) Black and Yellow Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa) I'm On One Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) Look At Me Now Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne &Busta Rhymes) My Last Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown) Lesh says: I'm On One Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) Farrah says: Yes I agree, Lsh, Drake got this one. CD OF THE YEAR Nominees: Big Sean Finally Famous Lupe Fiasco LASERS Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers Lesh says: Nicki, Nicki, Nicki! Farrah says: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Nominees: Big K.R.I.T. Big Sean Frank Ocean Diggy Simmons Tyler the Creator Wiz Khalifa Lesh says: I'd have to go with Diggy Simmons because I never expected him to blow up so big, he so talented. Farrah Says: Big Sean! MADE-YOU-LOOK AWARD (BEST HIP HOP STYLE) Nominees: Jay-Z Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Kanye West Wiz Khalifa Lesh Says: Nicki will get this one, that girl is always making you look. Farrah Says: Miss Minaj BEST CLUB BANGER Nominees: Ace Hood Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger) DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne I'm On One (Produced by TMinus) Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh) Waka Flocka Flame No Hands (Pro duced by Lex Luger) Wiz Khalifa Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate) YC Worldwide f/ Future Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital) Lesh Says: DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne I'm On One (Produced by T-Minus) Farrah Says: Ace Hood Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger) BEST MIXTAPE Nominees: Big K.R.I.T. Return Of 4Eva B.o.B No Genre J. Cole Friday Night Lights Kendrick Lamar Section .80 Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Lesh says: J Coleeeeeeeeeeee Farrah days: I heard a few things about Frank Ocean so I hope he wins. HUSTLER OF THE YEAR Nominees: Diddy Jay-Z Lil Wayne Rick Ross Kanye West Lesh says: All these guys are real hustlers. Farrah says: Puff Diddy Y A H E A R G O S S I P C O R N E R D A Y C H A R T S L I N E Diggy Simmons 'COPY & P ASTE' "I'll never stop. Keep me on the job when they be tryna. Copy and paste me, copy and paste me. "I'm on and I be in my zone and they be tryna copy and paste me, copy and paste me, I'm gone. "My shoe game look here I'm rockin 'em. Moccasins or go Jeremy Scott on 'em Loubotin look like they got spots on it. My ratings up cause everybody's watching it." T H E B E S T O F T H E U N D E R 2 1 S T A R S 1. WHIP MY HAIR Willow Smith 2. COPY & PASTE Diggy Simmons 3. NEVER SAY NEVER Justin Bieber 4. MY GIRL Mindless Behavior 5. LITTLE SECRET Lil Twist 6. ANOTHER PLANET Jawan Harris 7. JUST FRIENDS Jonas Brothers 8 D Y N A M I T E China McClain 9. WHO SAYS Selena Gomez 10. WHEN I LOOK AT YOU Miley Cyrus T H E T R I B UN E S E CT I O N C A R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 07 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 Y A HEAR rapper Maino and Big Sean squashed their beef on the BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet? Who would have thought they had problems to begin with? Word on the blogs is that Maino interrupted Big Sean's interview on the red carpet to address some things he said about him. YA HEAR Queen Latifah has a new movie hitting theatres real soon? The singer/actress has part nered with actress Keke Palmer and country music singer Dolly Parton in their new movie 'Joyful Noise.' In the movie, the queen plays the role of a church choir member with hopes of taking her town choir to the big leagues. YA HEAR BeyoncŽ brought out a little teaser for her 'Countdown' video? BeyoncŽ is keeping her fans on edge, every day it's something new from the mother-to-be. YA HEAR rapper Bow Wow got into a little scuffle with the po po? According to blog site Necole Bitchie, Bow Wow paid a visit to Indianapolis for the Circle City Classic football game where he performed during a post game concert along with Monica. He wanted to get up close and personal with his fans so he proceeded to run around the field and jump into the crowd. The crowd loved every moment of it but the security and police weren't too pleased because they had to chase him around the field to make sure things didn't get out of hand. Eventually, his mic was cut off dur ing his performance and he became visibly angry while walking off the field, almost getting into a spat with police. YA HEAR the twist and confu sion surrounding the basketball wives Shaunie and Kimsha? It was alleged that the wife of Ron Artest, Kimsha, posted a message on her Facebook page throwing shade on Shaunie Oneal's name for excluding her from the current season of Basketball Wives LA. BAHAMIAN singing sensation Bodine "BE" Johnson is lending a hand to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas during its cancer awareness month with her hit single "Push". The singer will donate proceeds from the online sales of her recently released single to the Cancer Society. "I know many people affected by cancer of all types, and I may not be physically able to help them all, but being able to use the song to encourage them financially and otherwise is for me hopefully a step in the right direction," said Bodine. The song "Push" speaks about being passionate about one's dreams no matter the circumstances. By LESH TH E ho t t opi c l ast w ee k w as tha t rap pe r Fa bol ous a nd R& B si ng er Ra y J re po rte dly go t i nto a n al te rca ti on fo llo w ing a co nc e rt a t the P al ms Hot el i n La s Ve ga s. The c l ash e nd ed i n R a y J b ei ng e sco rte d aw a y by th e po lic e in ha nd c uffs. 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He ra nte d: Do n' t d isre spe c t m e. I w ill sma c k y ou u p ag ai n, fo ol P eo ple sa id R a y J go t b ea t up ? All I ha ve t o sa y i s if y ou ha v e Fa b's nu mbe r, te ll h im to se nd a pi c ture o f h is fa ce ri gh t now D on' t disre spe c t m e a nd Flo yd lik e th at. I pl ay p ia no on t ha t (d ud e), pi an o ev e ry da y. Th at' s m y bi g bro We g re w up tog e the r. So if y ou th ink I ju st c a me o ve r the re a nd sa ng a so ng, y ou g ot m e tw iste d. I' m w ith th e mo ne y tea m rig ht n ow He 's runn in g from m e. Alt hou gh th e tw o ho sts t rie d t he ir be st t o c al m R a y J do w n, he co nti nu ed to ra nt a bou t Fa bol ous a ng ere d him : T h ey thi nk I si ng song s an d ru n aro un d h ere an d d o da nc e s, I don 't pl ay t he m ga me s, ma n. I go t thre e ne w Ro llsRo yc e o utsi de a nd I'm t ire d o f be ing hum bl e. I' m tire d of be in g lo w ke y. 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T H E T R I BU N E S E C T I O N C A R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 08 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 WE h ad the J ack son F ive in th e 70s, th e Bal dwin b oy s in t h e 80 s and the H anson b roth ers i n 9 0 s. No matter t h e dec ade, t h e enter tai n me nt industr y coul d al ways b oast famo us sib lings W h ether th ey w e re c ompetitive with one anoth er or w or ked as a t e am, th e star power of sisters and b roth ers is a for c e to b e rec kon ed w ith Let's c he ck out som e of the hottest c eleb sib ling s today MADE Y O U L O O K | Venus & Serena Williams | | Tia & Tamera Mowry | | Jaden & Willow Smith | | Paris & Nikki Hilton | | Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen | | Brittany & Cynthia Daniel | | Dakota & Elle Fanning | | BeyoncŽ & Solange Knowles |

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By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net S i nce the no contest decision against former u ndisputed world heavyw eight champion Evand er The Real Deal H olyfield, Grand Bahamian Sherman The Tank Williams is finally g etting some action in the ring again. Williams, fighting out of Vero Beach, Florida, is scheduled to headt o Moscow, Russia, Thursday for a f our-week training camp followed b y a professional boxing show on November 5. Its been a difficult summer. I ended up with some disappointment after we couldnt get the Holyfieldr ematch scenario sorted out, Williams said yesterday. They sanctioned me a fight to fight Rafael Zambrano, but I couldnt get the Ministry of Tourism to come on board and so the promoters p ulled out. W illiams, 39, was preparing for a November 12 fight that he was also hoping would have taken place int he Bahamas, but he said that also fell through in September when the promoters from North Carolinaw ere unable to secure a deal with sports tourism. They wanted some form of support to bring live television to bring t he fight to the Wyndham Hotel, he said. Unfortunately, it left me in a position to stay in the gym. An opportunity presented itself for me to headline a fight in Atlanta, but a better deal came up for me tot rain in Moscow, Russia, with Alexander Povetkin, the number one contender for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title. W ith Povetkin headlining a fight on November 5 in Moscow, Williams said he has been guaranteed a fight on the undercard at the completion of the training camp. While there is a possibility that he could still end up fighting Zam-b rano, Williams said he will be prep ared to take on whoever they set up for him because hes eager to get back in the ring after the fight withH olyfield on January 22 in West Virg inia. I was hoping to get the rematch with Holyfield, but that didnt come off and I also had two other fights that didnt come off, he said. So right now, Im ready to fight any b ody because it seemed like it is becoming harder for me to get a fight since I got the better of Holy field, although they didnt give me t he decision. I n March, Williams said Holyfield told his camp that there was no way that he was going to be willing tof ight him in a rematch unless he was f orced to do so. Its been a roller coaster this summer, but Ive stayed in the gym and now Im anxious to fight, he said. Im definitely looking forward to training and showcasing my talenti n Moscow. James Toney, who held world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweightd ivisions and is now campaigning in t he heavyweight division, will also be in the training camp and is expected to compete on the show. Im looking forward to this fight a nd before the year is out, I want to come home and showcase my tal ent before the Bahamian crowd, he stated. We talked about it for a long time, but it has always been a problem getting it all set up. Butb efore Im done, I really want to come home and headline a show. THETRIBUNE SECTIONEWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 INSIDE TRAK T T U U R R N N T T O O 2 2 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . . . BAISS JUNIOR BOYS SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS: QC DEFEATS NCA 7-2 NEW ZEALAND FAITHFUL ENSURE RUGBY WORLD CUP STAGE 1 IS A SUCCESS NFL ACTION: DOLPHINS OWNER: SPARANO REMAINS THE RIGHT COACH NFL MONDAY NIGHT: COLTS ARE STILL TR YING TO PULL OUT OF MESSY START BAISS SENIOR BOYS SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS: QC TAKES ON ST. ANNES T T U U R R N N T T O O 8 8 E E . T T U U R R N N T T O O 4 4 E E . . . CATHOLIC PRIMARY BOYS INDOOR BASKETBALL SEASON OPENS TODAY B y BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net FOR the first time, the Catholic Board of Educations Primary School Boys basketball season will play all of their games indoors at Loyola Hall. The season is slated to open 3:30pm today and Catholic school sports co-ordinator Vanta Culmer said they are looking forward to a very competitive season with the change in venue. Normally, the regular season games were played on a home-andaway basis at the six participating schools. The sudden death playoffs and best-of-three championships were taken indoors at Loyola Hall. But this year, Culmer said, everybody will get to see everybody in the same environment for the entire season with a double header being played every Monday and Wednes day through the end of November. Theres one exception with a double header on October 18. We appreciate what was done in the past, said Culmer, who commended Patricia Pat Coakley, the former co-ordinator, who initiated the league. We just feel that in order to ensure that our athletes are put in the best environment to be better and wellrounded students, we want to ensure that they have a chance to play on the best surface that they can. Coakley, who passed on the reigns of the sporting programme to Culmer, will officially open the season for the second consecutive year in between the two games scheduled for today. In the opening game, the battle of the fifth and sixth place teams from last year, the St Thomas More Sparks and St Francis/Joseph Shockers, will take place. The final game today will be a rematch of last years final between the pennant winners and champions St Cecilias Strikers and Our Ladys Blue Flames. The other schools entered in the league are the St Bedes Crushers and the Xaviers Giants. Those two teams are expected to clash in the first game on October 10 and the feature game is to be played between the Shockers and the Blue Flames. Each team will play against each other twice before the regular season comes to a close on November 28. The playoffs are set for November 30 and the best-of-three champi onship is slated for December 5-7. Looking ahead, Culmer said its still too early to make any predic tions but she expects that all of the teams will be very competitive. With the games now being played indoors, I think it will allow the teams to play much better, she said. They have the floor and the game clock, so that could make a big difference in how a team plays. Culmer said they are also looking at generating more fan participation with the games being played in the same environment. Fans, however, will have to pay a $1 entrance fee. The Tank is eager to headline show at home Sherman Williams set for Russia training camp, pro boxing show in November SHERMAN WILLIAMS (left squares off with Evander Holyfield in West Virginia on January 22. The bout was a no contest.

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SPORTS PAGE 2E, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS BAISS SOFTBALL: JUNIOR BOYS QC Comets beat NCA Crusaders 7-2 POWER PLAY: The Queens College Comets junior boys defeated the Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders 7-2 in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools junior boys actionT uesday. Highlights of that game can be seen here. P h o t o s b y C l i n t H i g g s

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W HILE New Breed closed out the mens divisional play with a win, the Bommer George Lady Operators pushed the battle for the womens playoffs to the limit. On Monday night, the 2nd place L ady Operators blanked the Sigma B rackettes 7-0 in the opening game in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. With the loss, the Brackettes dropped into a two-way tie for the third and fourth spots with thed efending champions Wildcats. The t wo were scheduled to break the tie last night. The winner of Tuesday nights game between the Brackettes and the Wildcats would go on to play t he Lady Operators. T he loser will face the pennant winning Proper Care Pool Lady S harks in the playoffs. On the mens side, the second place Island Luck Truckers ran outo f players to use in an injury-plagued game and although they were leading 9-8 in the sixth, they ended up f orfeiting to the pennant winning N ew Breed. The game, however, didnt have an playoff implications but could be a taste of the championship series. As the pennant winners, New Breed is slated to play the fourthp lace Johns Buccaneers and in the other series, the Truckers are scheduled to square off against third place Dorin United Hitmen. If you remember, the Truckers and the Hitmen contested the mens title last year, but after there was a dispute over who won the pennant, no champion was eventually crowned after the two met in the final. H eres a summary of the games p layed Monday night: L L a a d d y y O O p p e e r r a a t t o o r r s s 7 7 , B B r r a a c c k k e e t t t t e e s s 0 0 Desiree Coakley spun a two-hitter with 10 strike-outs to posting one of her most impressive games for the season. N eressa Seymour led Bommer G eorges offensive attack with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, scoring a p air of runs. Vantrice Bowleg was 2-for-3 with a run batted in and two s cored. G eniece Barr helped out by going 1-for-3 with two RBI and both L aThera Brown and Christine E dmond were 1-for-3 with a run s cored. B ommer George scored a run in the second, four in the third and two m ore in the fifth for the lopsided win. Riquel Smith and Krystal D elancey had the only two hits for t he Brackettes. E rnestine Stubbs went the distance, giving up eight hits with four s trike outs for the loss. N N e e w w B B r r e e e e d d 8 8 , T T r r u u c c k k e e r r s s 9 9 Its not normal to see the final s core the way it turned out. But in the bottom of the sixth inning, both teams were short of players, resulting in managers Martin Pork Burrows (New Breed (Island Luck H olding a one-run lead going into t he sixth, the Truckers didnt have any more substitute players and as a result of an injury to one of their players, they couldnt continue playing. New Breed was awarded the win.T hey used three pitchers, includi ng starter Martin Burrows Jr, Ken Wood Jr and Angelo Butler as they combined for nine hits with two strike outs to get the better of the duel with the Truckers starter Greg M ortimer and reliever Leroy T hompson, who together gave up eight hits with two strike outs as well. B urrows Jr was the top offensive batter for New Breed, going 3-for-4 with a RBI, Butler was 2-for-3 witha RBI and two runs scored, Eugene Pratt was 1-for-3 with a RBI and run scored, Addie Finley was 2-for-3 w ith two runs, Jordan Gibson 1-for3 and Nardo Gilbert 1-for-2, both scoring a run. For Island Luck, Gregory Mort imer went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, Marvin Wood 2-for-2 with a RBI, Seymour 1-for-2 with twor uns, Olando White 2-for-2 with a run, Javier Bowe 1-for-3 with a RBI and two runs, Marvin Wood 2-for-2 with a RBI, Ramon Johnson 2-for-4 with a run and Julian Collie 1-for-3 with two runs. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 3E M M A A R R K K K K N N O O W W L L E E S S C C E E L L E E B B R R I I T T Y Y I I N N V V I I T T . MARK Knowles is pleased to announce the annual Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational is set to be held December 1-4 at the Atlantis resort by presenting sponsor MDC-Partners and organised by the Mark Knowles Management Group (MKMG This years featured play ers are Andy Roddick, Xavier Malisse and Sabine Lisicki with some additional stars to be announced at a later date. The organisers plan to hold a Pro/Am doubles tourna ment for platinum sponsors, a Pro Exhibition and an opportunity for top Bahamian junior tennis players to inter act with the visiting pros. B B S S C C S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L O O P P E E N N I I N N G G THE Baptist Sports Council is slated to begin the 2011 Bishop Neil C Ellis Softball Classic Saturday on the wholesalers field at Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Three games will officially kick off the season. In the 19-and-under opener at 10am, defending champi ons Macedonia will play runners-up Temple Fellowship. In the co-ed division, defend ing champions Golden Gates will play against runners-up St Pauls at 11am. Following a brief opening ceremony, the final game will be played in the mens division between Mt. Tabor and Temple Baptist. The league is being held this year in honour of Bishop Neil C. Ellis, senior pas tor of Mt. Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church, who is a former executive officer and former player in the BSC's soft ball league. C C Y Y C C L L I I N N G G T T O O U U R R D D E E N N E E W W P P R R O O V V I I D D E E N N C C E E THE Tour de New Providence will be held over the weekend of October 29-30, starting and finishing at the Clifton Heritage Park parking lot at Clifton Pier. There will be a race for the competitive cyclists and noncompetitive cyclists. Prizes will also be presented to the oldest and youngest participants. For more information, interested persons can visit musgrovebarron@hotmail.co m or call 425-1057. R R E E V V . B B A A C C K K F F O O R R D D C C L L A A S S S S I I C C THE Baptist Sports Councils Rev. Enoch Backford Track and Field Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Octo ber 22 at the Thomas A Robinson. Competition will be held in the under-7, under9, under-11, under-13, under15, under-17 men and women divisions. For further information, interested persons can contact BSC director Brent Stubbs. T T R R I I A A T T H H L L O O N N THE 25th annual Conch man Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It will comprise of a one-kilo metre swim, a 25k bike ride and a 5k run. Interested persons can register by logging onto the Facebook Event Page, e-mail organiser Bert Bell at bertbell@coralwave.com or calling him at 727-5886 or 7275381. SPORTS IN BRIEF XAVIER MALISSE ANDY RODDICK SABINE LISICKI NPSA SOFTBALL THE New Providence Oldtimers Softball Association continued its regular season with a series of games played o ver the weekend at the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park, Southern Recreation Grounds. H eres a summary of the games played: S S i i x x P P a a c c k k A A b b s s 1 1 7 7 , C C a a b b i i n n e e t t W W o o r r l l d d 1 1 4 4 Benji Armbrister went 4for-5 with a home run, drivingi n three runs and scoring as m any times, while Foster Dorsett was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run, Dennis Davis2 -for-6 with a homer, six RBI and two runs and Randolph Coakley 1-for-4 with two runs. F oster Dorsett got the win and Val Munroe was saddled with the loss. In a losing effort, Tyrone B rown was 4-for-5 with six RBI and three runs, Brian Cartwright 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run, Raymond Rolle 2-for-4 with a RBI and three runs and Troy Bodie 20for-4 with three RBI and a run. D D o o z z e e r r P P r r o o s s 1 1 8 8 , B B T T C C V V i i b b e e s s 6 6 Godfrey Willie was 2-for-3 with a homer, a RBI and fourr uns, Kwith Moss 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and three runs and Nat Porter 3-for-3 w ith a RBI and two runs. Roberto Goodman was the winning pitcher and StevenH epburn was the loser. K irkwood Ferguson was 2for-3 with a RBI, Thomas Sears 1-for-1 with a RBI andr un scored, Marvin Lloyd 1for-2 with a RBI and run and Joe Stubbs 1-for-1 with a run. T T r r u u c c k k e e r r s s 2 2 4 4 , C C o o r r n n e e r r B B o o y y z z 4 4 Philip Culmer went 3-for-4 with two homers, driving in six runs and scoring fourt imes, Charles Rolle was 4for-4 with a homer, three RBI and four runs, Ronald Seymour 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and four runs and Richard Bastian 4-for-4 with three homers, six RBI and four runs. A lfred Munnings was the winning pitcher and Harold Fritzgerald got the loss. Jason Sweeting was 1-for2 with a RBI and a run, Greg Smith 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run and Damien Robin s on 1-for-1 with a run. B B T T C C V V i i b b e e s s 1 1 7 7 , U U n n i i q q u u e e G G i i a a n n t t s s 1 1 3 3 M arvin Lloyd and Joe S tubbs were both 5-for-5 with Lloyd hitting a homer, driving in three runs and scoring fourt imes, while Stubbs had two RBI and scored three times in the win. G reg Ferguson was 2-for-5 with a RBI and two runs; Dan Bourne was also 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and twor uns and Kirkwood Ferguson 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run. Steven Hepburn picked up the win on the mound and Wesley Forbes was tagged with the loss. Forbes helped his own c ause by going 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs, McNeil Albury was 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI andt wo runs, Jeff Randall 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run and Harry Gardiner 1f or-3 with two RBI and three runs. C C a a b b i i n n e e t t W W o o r r l l d d 2 2 7 7 , D D a a B B o o y y z z 2 2 2 2 S herman Ferguson was a perfect 5-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and five runs,R icardo Brown 4-for-6 with three RBI and four runs, Stephen Robinson 3-for-5w ith a homer, three RBI and four runs and Gary Hanna 3for-5 with three RBI and three runs in the win. V al Munroe was the win ning pitcher and Alvin Lightbourne suffered the loss. In a losing effort, Andy Percentie was 4-for-6 with a homer, four RBI and four runs, Gershlyn Wilkinson 3for-4 with two homers, four R BI and three runs, Shayne Albury was 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBI and two runs and Dominic Elliott 2-f or-5 with a RBI and three runs. K K C C C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n 1 1 5 5 , W W i i l l l l i i a a m m C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n J J e e t t s s 5 5 Roosie Archer was 3-for-4 with a RBI and two runs,A ndrew Stubbs 3-for-4 with t wo runs, Prince Huyler 2-for3 with a RBI and run, Lopez Huyler 2-for-4 with two RBIa nd two runs and Dave Adderley 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run. J ohnny Armbrister was the winning pitcher and Arthur Johnson got the loss. Delano Small went 2-for-3, T revor Bethel 1-for-2 with a homer, a RBI and a run, Martin Burrows 1-for-3 with a RBI and run and Danny Stubbs 1-for-3 with a RBI. W W i i l l l l i i a a m m C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n J J e e t t s s 1 1 4 4 , K K C C C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n 1 1 2 2 E lgin Smith was 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and four runs, Mike Smith 2-for-3 with a RBI and run, ArthurJ ohnson 2-for-2 with a run and Danny Stubbs 2-for-2 with two runs. S tubbs also got the win on the mound. Johnny Armbris ter was tagged with the loss. P rince Hutler was 2-for-4 w ith three runs, Lorenzo Carter 2-for-2, Kelson Arm brister 1-for-3 with a homer, t wo RBI and a run, Roosie Archer 4-for-5 with two runs and Diego Saunders 2-for-4w ith a homer, two RBI and three runs. N N o o t t e e : : The NPOTSA is scheduled to continue witha nother full slate of games at the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park on Saturday and Sunday. OLD-TIMERS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION REGULAR SEASON ACTION New Breed closes out with a victory Lady Operators push playoff battle to limit PLAYBACK: The second place Island Luck Truckers hit the field with third place Dorin U nited Hitmen ( file photo) T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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P h o t o s b y C l i n t H i g g s SPORTS PAGE 8E, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS BAISS SOFTBALL: SENIOR BOYS QC Comets vs. St Annes Bluewaves FIELD PLAY: The Queens College Comets faced the St Annes Bluewaves in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools senior boys action on Tuesday. Highlights of that game can be seen here.



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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) Commissioner David Stern floated it as an idea more thana firm proposal: a 50-50 revenue split. Even so, the union's reply was unequivocal. "They said, 'We can't do it.'" according to Stern. And with that, the remain der of the preseason was lost andthe first two weeks of the regular season moved to the brink of cancellation. The NBA shelved the rest of its exhibition schedule Tuesday and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regu lar season if there is no labour agreement by Monday. "We were not able to make the progress that we hoped we could make and we were not able to continue the negotiations," Stern said after nearly fours of talks between owners and players ended without gaining ground on a new deal. No further meetings are scheduled, making it even more likely the league will lose games to a work stop page for the first time since 1998-99, when the season was reduced to 50 games. Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said owners offered players a 5050 split of basketball-related income. That's below the 57 per cent that players were guaranteed under the previous collective bargaining agreement, but more than the 47 per cent union officials said was formally proposed to them. The only numbers that matter now, however, are the millions that stand to be lost when arenas go dark. "The damage will be enormous," Silver said. Players had offered to reduce their BRI guarantee to 53 per cent, which they said would have given owners back more than $1 billion over six years. They say they won't cut it further, at least for now. And they insist the 50-50 concept wasn't an even split, because it would have come after the league had already deducted $350 million off the top. "Today was not the day for us to get this done," players' association president Derek Fisher said. "We were not able to get close enough to close the gap." With superstars like Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett standing behind him, union executive director Billy Hunter said the players' proposal would have made up at least $200 million per season a sizable chunk of the $300 million owners said they lost last season. "Our guys have indicated a willingness to lose games," Hunter said. The sides are also still divided on the salary-cap structure. Training camps were postponed and 43 preseason games scheduled for October 9-15 were cancelled on September 24. Both sides said they felt pressure to work toward a deal with deadlines looming before more cancellations would be necessary. Stern said the owners had removed their demand for a hard salary cap, were no longer insisting on salary roll backs, and would have given players the right to opt out of a 10-year agreement after seven years. But the money split was always going to be the biggest hurdle in these negotiations, with owners insistent on the ability to turn a profit after the league said 22 of its 30 teams lost money last season. "We want to and have been willing to negotiate, but we find ourselves at a point today where we in some ways anticipated or expected to be, faced with a lockout that may jeopardize portions if not all of our season," Fisher said. On what both sides stressed was an important day, the owners' entire 11-man labour relations committee came to New York to meet with 11 players. They could still work something out before Monday's deadline, but neither side sounded optimistic. "Right now, we had our committees, we gave it a real ly good run, and it didn't work," Stern said. Hunter said the union would hold regional meetings with its players, set up workout centers and help in other ways. And many players including Bryant, who has been in talks with an Italian team will have to decide if they want to explore playing overseas. And without a deal, the battle could go to the courts. Hunter said the union would have to consider decertification, and on Tuesday a federal court judge scheduled a hearing for November 2 to hear arguments in the league's lawsuit against the players seeking a declaration that the lockout doesn't violate antitrust laws. All things both sides hoped to avoid Tuesday. "It wasn't to be, and we don't have any plans right now," Stern said. INTERNATIONAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDA Y, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 9 RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE CLERKResponsibilities include, but not limited to: Must have a pleasant telephone voice with a good command of the English Language and be customer service oriented. Good working knowledge of general oce procedures. Computer literate, knowledge of Accpac software working with A/Cs Receivable an asset. Scheduling customer work. Typing customer proposals and letters on Microsoft Oce. Filling new quotes and work completed. Credit stop lists and collections. Updating customer data base.ONLY APPLICANTS AGE 35 YEARS AND OLDER NEED APPLY.Please send resume to the following: Fax: 322-3969 or email jholm_tropex@coralwave.com P.O.Box N-1388, Nassau, Bahamas SEATTLE (AP) The sentencing for the young Washington state man dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" has been rescheduled to December 9 in federal court in Seattle to allow more time to settle state charges. Colton Harris-Moore had been scheduled for sentencing October 28. Defense attorney John Henry Browne told The Daily Herald extra time also was requested by federal probation officials to review documents describing Harris-Moore's childhood on Camano Island, in Puget Sound.AccusedHarris-Moore is accused of a multistate crime spree that included plane theft, boat theft and multiple burglaries in homes and business. Authorities say he evaded arrest for more than two years and was arrested in July 2010 in the Bahamas. In June, Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to seven federal charges, but he still faces more than 30 charges in Island, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish counties. Sentencing for Barefoot Bandit delayed to Dec. 9 NBA TALKS BREAK DOWN OVER MONEY, GAMES IN JEOPARDY COLTON HARRIS-MOORE had been scheduled for sentencing October 28 but it has now been rescheduled to December 9.

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INTERNA TIONAL NEWS PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE NEW YORK Associated Press THREE U.S.-BORN scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, a stunning revelation that suggests the cosmos could be headed for a colder, bleaker future, nearly devoid of light. In 1998, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess presented findings that overturned the conventional idea that the expansion was slowing 13.7 billion years after the big bang. Their discovery raised a question: What is pushing the universe apart? Scientists have labeled it "dark energy," but nobody knows what it is. It's "an enigma, perhaps the greatest in physics today," the Nobel committee said. Perlmutter, 52, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, will receive half the $1.5 million prize. The other half will go to Schmidt, 44, at the Australian National University in Weston Creek, Australia, and Riess, 41, an astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. Working in two teams, with Perlmutter heading one, they had raced to measure the universe's expansion by analyzing light from dozens of exploding stars called supernovas. They found the light was weaker than expected, signaling that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. It was "one of the truly great dis coveries in the history of science, and one whose implications are not fully understood," said Paul Stein hardt, a physics professor at Princeton University. One consequence of the finding is that in a trillion years, galaxies will be spread apart from each other by more than the current size of the universe, he said. And the evergreater expansion rate means the light from one galaxy will no longer be visible from another as it is today, he said. "It's like changing from New York City to suddenly where every one is spread out across some huge desert and there's nothing around to view," Steinhardt said. The rapid expansion also implies that the universe will get increasingly colder as matter spreads across ever-vaster distances in space, said Lars Bergstrom, secretary of the Nobel physics committee. The committee, citing the Robert Frost poem that pondered the world ending in fire or ice, suggested that "if the expansion will continue to speed up, the universe will end in ice." But Robert Kirshner, a Harvard astronomer who was part of the team that included his former students Schmidt and Riess, said sci entists don't know enough about dark energy to predict what will happen to the universe hundreds of billions of years from now. One possibility is that the expansion will continue to accelerate, he said, "sort of like compound interest gone mad." It could even speed up so much that not only will galaxies fly apart from each other, but "stuff will really rip apart," even planets and atoms, he said. That's called the "big rip," ''and I hope that's not our fate." On the other hand, Kirshner said, the expansion could halt and go into reverse, so the universe collapses back into itself, a fate sometimes called the "big crunch." With such uncertainty, he said, "it seems very important to learn more about what the dark energy is." Schmidt said he was just sitting down to have dinner with his family in Canberra, Australia, when the phone call came from the academy. "I was somewhat suspicious when the Swedish voice came on," Schmidt said. "My knees sort of went weak and I had to walk around and sort my senses out." Riess said his "jaw dropped" when he got an early morning call at his home in Baltimore from a bunch of Swedish men and realized "it wasn't Ikea," the Swedish furniture retailer. "I'm dazed," he said. Perlmutter said his team made the discovery in steps, analyzing the data and assuming it was wrong. "And after months, you finally believe it," he said. "It's not quite a surprise anymore. I tell people it's the longest 'Aha!' experience that you've ever had." Fred Dylla, executive director of the American Institute of Physics, said the discovery confirmed an idea from Albert Einstein called the cosmological constant. Einstein includ ed this in his general theory of rela tivity, a cornerstone of modern physics. The Nobel Prizes were estab lished in the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901. The prizes are presented to the winners every year on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death in 1896. THREE WIN NOBEL PRIZE FOR SHOWINGUNIVERSE IS SPEEDING UP NOBEL PRIZES WINNER for physics astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter displays his lifetime parking pass good for parking at the University of California at Berkeley Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said American Perlmutter would share the 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) award with U.S.-Australian Brian Schmidt and U.S. scientist Adam Riess. Working in two separate research teams during the 1990s, Perlmutter in one and Schmidt and Riess in the other, the scientists raced to map the universe's expansion by analyzing a particular type of supernovas, or exploding stars. (AP) APPLE CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 4S during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday. (AP) CUPERTINO, Calif. Associated Press APPLE INC. unveiled a new iPhone on Tuesday that is faster and more powerful but stops short of a more radical upgrade. It said Sprint customers will now be able to use one. The new iPhone 4S has an improved camera with a higherresolution sensor. The processor is faster, which helps run smoother, more realistic action games. It's also a "world phone," which means that Verizon iPhones will be able to useable overseas, just as AT&T iPhones already are. There had been speculation that Apple would reveal a more radical revision of the phone, an "iPhone 5." The no-show leaves room for speculation that Apple will reveal a new model in less than a year, perhaps one equipped to take advantage of Verizon's and AT&T's new high-speed data networks. There had also been speculation that Apple would include a chip that could talk to payment terminals at retail stores, turning the iPhone into a "mobile wallet." Competitors are starting to include this capability in their phones, though the payment systems are still immature. Apple made no mention of such a feature in the iPhone 4S. Apple's stock fell nearly 5 percent. Apple is including a "personal assistant" application called Siri in the iPhone 4S. It responds to spoken questions and commands such as "Do I need an umbrella today?" It's an advanced version of speech-recognition apps found on other phones. The new iPhone also comes with new mobile software that includes such features as the abil ity to sync content wirelessly, without having to plug the device to a Mac or Windows machine. The iPhone announcement came during Apple's first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding. New CEO Tim Cook led the show after Jobs, who has been battling health problems, resigned from the post in August. Cook, wearing a navy blue button-down shirt and jeans, opened by calling his nearly 14-year tenure at Apple "the privilege of a lifetime." Those in the audience clapped as he entered, but the reaction seemed more muted than what Jobs had recently received. Cook said the latest iPhone, which came out in June 2010, sold more quickly than previous mod els, but the iPhone still has just 5 percent of the worldwide handset market. Apple is hoping to grow that with the new model. Apple's new mobile software, iOS 5, will also be available on Oct. 12 for existing devices the iPhone 4 and 3GS, both iPad mod els and later versions of the iPod Touch. Apple said Oct. 12 will also mark the launch of its new iCloud service, which will store content such as music, documents, apps and photos on Apple's servers and let people access them wirelessly on numerous devices. Apple said the new phone will come in black or white. It will cost $199 for a 16 gigabyte-version, $299 for 32 GB and $399 for 64 GB all with a two-year service contract requirement. It will now be available through Sprint Nextel Corp., besides the existing carri ers, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless. Pre-orders will begin Friday with availability on Oct. 14. The previous version, iPhone 4, will now cost $99 for 8 GB. The 2009 model, the iPhone 3GS, will be given away for free with 8 GB. Both also require a two-year ser vice contract. Apple also touted the popularity of its products and unveiled a new line of iPods, including a Nano model with a multi-touch display that promises to be easier to navigate. Apple made no mention of its Classic model, which many people had speculated the company might discontinue. The event took place in Apple's Town Hall room, where the first iPod was launched a decade ago. Cook said Apple has sold more than 300 million iPods worldwide so far, including 45 million in the 12 months through June. The iPhone came six years later and has gained millions of fans, thanks to its slick looks, high-res olution screen and intuitive software. There were 39 million iPhones sold in the first six months of this year. APPLE UNVEILSFASTER, MORE POWERFUL IPHONE NEW YORK Associated Press A HELICOPTER with five people aboard crashed into the East River on Tuesday afternoon after taking off from a launch pad on the riverbank, killing one passenger and injuring three others. New York Police Department divers pulled the victim, a woman, from about 50 feet of water about an hour after the Bell 206 helicopter went down around 3 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency crews arrived to find the chopper inverted in the murky water with just its skids showing on the surface. The pilot, Paul Dudley, and three passengers were bobbing in the chilly water, andit looked as though a man was diving down and coming back up, possibly in an attempt to rescue the remaining passenger, witnesses said. Officers jumped in and pulled out two women and a man, police spokesman Paul Browne said. The women were in critical condition, and the man was stable. All were hospitalized. The pilot swam to the riverbank, remained at the scene and was uninjured. Two of the passengers were believed to be British living in Portugal, and the other two lived in Australia, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The private chopper went into the river off 34th Street in midtown Manhattan, a few blocks south of the United Nations headquarters. It's unclear what happened, but witnesses reported it was sputtering and appeared to bein some type of mechanical distress. Joseph Belez was watching helicopters from a boardwalk. "It was going up, and then all of a sudden it just spun itself and went down to the water," he said. "I was just watching it take off, and it was just all of a sudden spinning. It just went down. It was a shock. It really was." A massive rescue effort was under way within min utes of the crash, with a dozen boats and divers down into the cold, grey water searching for the fifth pas senger. Britain's Foreign Office said it was investigating reports the passengers were British. NYC EAST RIVER CHOPPER CRASH KILLS ONE; FOUR RESCUED

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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A BAHAMIANTriple Play start-up yesterday said it should be profitable within 24 months if it executes properly on the aggressive plans it has, telling Tribune Business it was aiming to launch at least some of its services throughout the Bahamas before year-end. Edison Sumner, IP Solutions Internationals (IPSI) chief executive, said the company was in talks with two large investor groups from overseas to complete the mul ti-million dollar financing it needed for full construction of its wireless communications network. Emphasising that IP Solutions was not closed and in liquidation, as speculation was suggesting, Mr Sumner said the company had focused on constructing its network on New Providence and Aba co over the last few months, having obtained all the regulatory approvals and licences it needs. IPSI is still in operation, still building out its network, still preparing for the launch of its Triple Play product, Mr Sumner told Tribune Business. Weve been working for the last several months on building infrastructure and finalising content from con tent providers. IPSI is not in liquidation, and not closed. Acknowledging that the weak economy had presented IPSI with challenges like all other businesses, Mr Sumner indicated the company was in fairly advanced discus sions with potential investors to raise the financing to com plete its full network buildout. This has been an ongoing goal for IPSI since late 2008, when it sought to raise sums varying from $6 million to $16 million via a private place ment that ultimately proved unsuccessful. The search has continued ever since but, hinting that the end might be in sight, Mr Sumner told Tribune Business yesterday: Were speaking to two large investor groups now. We have very significant deals on the table that we expect to close. Were working through some term sheets. As we speak, were kicking them back and forth until we come to terms both sides are ultimately satisfied with. Declining to reveal any information on the potential level of investment in IPSI, or financial information on the company, due to non-disclosure agreements signed with the groups, Mr Sumner confirmed they were both foreign, although the start-up had also gone back to approach potential Bahamian investors, too. Explaining that Abaco, and clients such as the Bakers Bay mixed-use resort development, remained a focus, Mr Sumner said IPSI had also shifted focus dually to New Providence. Were working simultaneously on both markets to get them up and running. Progress had also been made to finalise agreements with content providers for IPSIs Triple Play bundle of Internet Protocol (IP) TV, phone and Internet services. Mr Sumner described the companys efforts as everything thrown into one big pool, and all things being mixed as we speak. One thing leads to another, and we $4.68 $4.51 $4.69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.32 $5.38 $5.50 THETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A LEADINGBahamian financial services executive yesterday described as a bitter pill to swallow the decision to place a key part of his company into voluntary liquidation, after it suffered what is understood to have been a multi-million dollar hit from the recent global stock market crash. Emphasising that it was business as usual for the other companies in his Nassau-based Montaque Group, Owen Bethel, its president and managing director, confirmed to Tribune Business that a shareholder/Board resolution had placed its Montaque Capital Partners arm into liquidation. Its a bitter pill to swallow after 17 years, but its a function of the market and the industry, Mr Bethel told this newspaper. Weve not seen this before, but weve experienced it now. He declined to comment on the reasons driving the move, the shareholder resolution approving voluntary liquidation having been made on Friday, September 30. Market observers and fellow financial services industry professionals were yesterday stunned by the move, never having seen it coming. This indicates that something significant and rapid must have occurred, and Tribune Business understands it is linked to potential losses Montaque Capital Partners suffered as a result of the global stock market turbulence over the past few weeks. Mr Bethel is understood to be in discussions with the Securities Commission, Montaque Capital Partners regulator, over the action taken, but there is no suggestion he has done anything wrong or is facing the prospect of regulatory action. Indeed, it is understood both sides were disappointed that the current Securities Industry Act (it has yet to be replaced by its successor, which has been passed By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor AML Foods is expecting to repurchase 250,000 of its own shares by year-end through its share buy back program, its chief executive yesterday saying it had pretty much cleaned up all outstanding sell orders for its stock. Gavin Watchorn, who is also the BISX-listed food retail groups president, said some 180,000 shares had been repurchased from investors looking to exit their investment, helping to support a stock the company believes is undervalueds. Its going well, Mr Watchorn told Tribune Business. Were up By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Transfer Solutions Providers (TSP), the Mango card and payment systems provider, yesterday said it expected to be profitable in another 18 months to two years, as it aims to roll-out a marketing strategy tailored directly to its targeted niche within the next foursix weeks. Harvey Morris, the companys acting chief executive, told Tribune Business it was planning joint promotions with major Bahamian retailers to distribute a significant amount A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW TRIPLE PLAY START-UP IN BLACK WITHIN 24 MONTHS Owen Bethel confirms placing of Montaque Groups securities arm into liquidation Move said to result from world stock market crash All other Montaque operations unaffected OWEN BETHEL SEE page three IP Solutions International aiming to launch throughout Bahamas before year-end In talks with two investor groups to raise necessary financing Refutes claims firm in liquidation SEE page 5B AML FOODS TARGETING 250K SHARE BUY BACK Around 180,000 shares already repurchased BISX-listed food group says pretty much mopped up all small Sell orders, believing stock undervalued SEE page 5B GAVIN WATCHORN MANGO PROVIDER EYESPROFITABILITY IN 8-24 MONTHS Targets new marketing strategy roll-out in 4-6 weeks, and joint promotions with retailers Seeking Mobile App launch by year-end SEE page 4B By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@ tribunemedia.net UBS Bahamas yesterday confirmed that it had laid-off per cent of its employees, the move coming just weeks after a rogue London-based trader caused the Swiss banking giant to suffer a $2.3 billion loss. It is unclear whetherthe Bahamas lay-offs are part of the Swiss banks worldwide restructuring plan to help counter the massive loss, although it had been speculated redundancies would result in a bid to compensate for the massive loss sustained in the unauthorised trading. Responding to Tribune Business inquiries, Beat Paeletto, chief executive of East Bay Street-based UBS Bahamas, said: UBS has had a presence in the Bahamas since the early 1960s. While we sincerely regret having to dis-engage with 5 per cent of our employees, the decision was taken in the long-term interest of the company and its employees. As a responsible employer we have made available specialised services for those former employees who wish to avail themselves of such services. Mr Paeletto added: UBS, as a pre-eminent financial services global firm, is proceeding with the implementation of its strategic plan for the Bahamas and Latin American region, and it is our firm expectation that UBS will remain as an employer of choice globally and in the Bahamas." The UBS (Bahamas) chief executive could not be reached for further comment before press time, or to find out how many workers per cent constitutes. There had been speculation that as many as 1214 employees had been let go. However, if the 5 per cent proportion is correct, that would mean UBS has a staff complement of between 240-280 way too high for an offshore bank. A more likely number is between five-eight. Kweku Adoboli, 31, a London based trader at UBS and son of a former Ghanian official, has been charged with two counts of false accounting and one of fraud by abuse of position in connection with the rogue trading. The Swiss banks Board recently announced the departure of Oswald Grbel as chief executive, appointing Sergio Ermotti as his interim successor. UBS BAHAMAS LAYS OFF % OF WORKERS

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FIVE WEEKSafter Hurricane Irene slammed into the Bahamas, downing power lines and crippling phone service in many Family Islands, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) yesterday said repairmen many working seven-day weeks since the storm were close to completing repairs despite constant weather setbacks. In Long Island, where two out of every three homes or businesses dependent upon landlines were affected, restoration of service is nearly complete. "As of this morning, 97 per cent of the restoration is complete," said Ramona RitchieTaylor, BTCs regional manager, who said bad weather continues to interfere with restoration. "Since the hurricane. additional lightning strikes and flooding have caused further delays, she added. Cellular service, which initially remained operational after the August 24 hurricane, was interrupted when electrically-powered cell sites ran outof battery power. Because BTC leases space on power poles from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC), restoring electrical power in Long Island, as with other Family Islands, was critical to getting phone services back up and running. "The strength of BTC networks allowed most customers to maintain cell, landline and Internet service despite high winds and extensive damage," said BTC spokesperson, Marlon Johnson. Where there was damage, crews are not only repairing but doing so in a way that will have long-term benefits, so that service will be not just restored, but enhanced, in many areas." In Cat Island, where downed power poles knocked out all land line services, these have been restored to more than 80 per cent of house holds and businesses, said BTCs local manager, Donald Leadon. One hundred per cent of landline customers were affected," he added. "There was no service, so the first priority was to repair damage to the main exchange building in New Bight." The exchange lost chunks of masonry, but the roof was intact and repairs were completed on the first day. BTC then turned its attention to the larger issue, downed cables and poles. "We were able to bring sites up in stages, and within the first week following the storm the majority of sites were up," said Mr Leadon. Five BTC technicians from Nassau joined the four-man team working on the island seven days a week. One cell site in Arthurs Town at the north end of Cat Island the only site served by an underwater fibre optic cable remained up throughout. While the underwater cable held in Cat Island, another suffered major damage in Abaco, which caused huge headaches for BTC and customers. There is an undersea fibre cable that runs from the Treasure Cay dock to Green Turtle Cay, and on to Baker's Bay and then to Guana Cay, and it was damaged in three sections," said Emalin Sawyer, technical manager for Abaco. "It was out for nine days before restoration." A diver scoured cloudy waters for a day-and-a-half to identify the troubled areas. "The diver had difficulty finding the damaged areas due to murky waters, Sawyer added. In the historic settlement of Green Turtle Cay, the central exchange suffered damage, poles were snapped and cables cut. Two cabinets hous ing connection wires were affected in Marsh Harbour, Abaco's largest population centre, and another in Murphy Town. Service has now been restored to approximately 80 per cent of customers, said Sawyer. Costs in Abaco were particularly high because of a need to bring in an additional 5,000 feet of copper cable. BTC said it was waiting for BEC to replace a transformer so it can restore cell service in Baker's Bay and Wood Cay. Internet, landline and cell service in Eleuthera, where more than nine out of every 10 customers were affected, is now nearly fully up and operational. "Right after the storm, we lost 14 of our 15 cell sites, which represent roughly a 94 per cent loss due to Hurricane Irene," said Alvy Penn, BTCs Eleuthera manager. "Since then, we've restored 100%." Eleuthera was hit hard. There was fibre cable dam age from the Governor's Harbour airport all the way to North Eleuthera, a distance of nearly 50 miles, where strong winds snapped BEC poles and knocked out wires in 11 damaged areas. There was serious damage to six of the nine BTC buildings on the island, including a broken tower that crashed down on the roof of the Governor's Harbour station. "Our major issue has been copper wire damage," said Ms Penn. "Copper wires repairs range from 2,000 feet to 8,000 feet, and span the entire island (about 110 miles long). Currently, six of the 11 areas have been restored: James Cistern, Governor's Harbour Airport to James Cistern, the Banks Road, Hatchett Bay, Deep Creek and Cupid's Cay. In Cupid's Cay there was a lot of damage from torn-off roofs, with debris falling in the roadways. We had to run an overhead copper cable from the mainland to the cay. The cable measures 3,000 feet and was just replaced last Thursday. Eleuthera had 300plus customers who needed repairs, and if all goes well service should be fully restored this week." Crews working almost around the clock in Exuma completed repairs on that island, but continue to deal with challenges of construction trucks hitting low-hanging wires. Mr Johnson called the effort of technical staff, managers and repair crew "nothing short of Herculean:. To most of us in Nassau the hurricane is already a fad ing memory, but to these men and women who have been dispatched to various Family Islands, Hurricane Irene is still very real, he added. These teams are dealing with its aftermath from sunup to sundown and beyond, seven days a week, and we cannot applaud their efforts enough. It's been nothing short of Herculean." BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE BTC CLOSE TO COMPLETING OUT ISLAND IRENE REPAIRS BTC TECHNICIANS such as Garvin Simmons in Long Island have been working non-stop to finalise repairs since Hurricane Irene downed power lines and crippled cables little more than a month ago. (Photo courtesy of Ramona Ritchie-Taylor, BTC manager for Long Island, Ragged Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador) SANDALS WELCOMES EX-VERMONT SENATOR SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIANthis week welcomed former Vermont state senator, Samuel T. Hudson Jr, and his wife, Patricia, to the property. The couple, who have been visiting the resort for a decade now, first came to Sandals in 2001 to celebrate their 49th anniversary and have been coming back every year since. They hope to return for their 60th next year. "We love the resort and the Bahamas. The people have always been beautiful and friendly," Mr Hudson said. L TO R: Patricia Hudson; Sandals returning guest specialist Laverne Mason; former Vermont state senator Samuel T. Hudson

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by Parliament) makes no provision for a receiver to be appointed for any Securities Commission licensee. The only option, once a firm hits trouble, is to appoint a liquidator. Tribune Business understands there is some feeling that Montaque Capital Part ners, which acted as the Montaque Groups securities trading, asset manage ment and investment arm, could have been turned around under a receiver. Tribune Business got the first inkling something was wrong when it attempted to call Mr Bethel yesterdayvia the Montaque Groups switchboard, only to be told that Montaque Capital Partners had been placed into voluntary liquidation. Edmund Rahming, managing director of the KRyS Global (Bahamas) accounting firm, was said to have been appointed as the liquidator. I can confirm to you that we did take those steps on Friday, Mr Bethel said when reached by Tribune Business, confirming Mr Rahmings appointment. It is under stood a notice confirming the action will be published in the Governments Gazette soon. However, Mr Bethel added that the Montaque Group and all its other subsidiaries, such as Montaque Corporate Partners, were unaffected by the liq uidation and would continue to operate as normal. Those continue as nor mal, he emphasised. We certainly have to work with the liquidator, and because there are related parties he will need to review the connections with them. All the other compa nies continue operating as normal. The formation of IBCs, foundations, anything that is non-securities. By segmenting and diversifying the Montaque Group, and forming other subsidiaries, Mr Bethel appears to have ensures its survival by restricting all problems to Montaque Capital Partners. Thats a saving grace, Mr Bethel said. Diversi fication was what we were certainly moving towards. I hope the step in that direction pays off. Also safeguarded from any impact are Modes Iles, the company that operates Mr Bethels Islands of the World Fashion Week, and his ventures in art, films and film financing. Mr Bethel is well-known in the Bahamian financial services industry, having served as executive director of both the Bahamas Financial Services Secre tariat and the Bahamas Investment s prior to start ing the Montaque Groups predecessor in 1993. He heads one of the few Bahamian-owned institutions still operating in the financial services sector. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net WHILE Prime Minister Ingrahams national address on crime oultined stiffer penalties for persons convicted of gun crimes, a former Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said this would not deter criminals, and repeated his call for a move toward a cashless society. Dionisio D'Aguilar, president of the Superwash laundromat chain, told Tribune Business: "What politicians have failed to understand is that there is no fear of doing time. People aren't going to be deterred by stiffer penalties. A person is going to rob you no matter what. If a guy is going to rob my business, you think he is going to think about whether he is going to get two years or four years? He doesn't think he is ever going to get caught, and if he gets caught, the case is going to drag on for years, the file is going to go missing and he is going to get off. We have an ineffective justice system. I am not impressed with greater penalties; greater penalties are not the issue. We are a violent race of people. How do you address that issue? How do you change two or three generations of people?" Mr D'Aguilar added: "Everybody is worried about the crime level. It's going to cost you money everyday. You cant stop it 100 per cent, but you can do what you can to minimise it." Mr D'Aguilar said the Government' should be thinking of ways to get cash out of businesses. The Government should be thinking of ways to get cash out of businesses so that they don't have to be transporting it, putting their lives at risk, putting their staff at risk each and every day. You go to the Netherlands or Britain, for example. They dont use cash, hardly anyone uses cash, it's almost a cashless society. The banks dont feel they should do it, so mandate it, make it easier or people to use less cash. That, to me, is a concrete crime fighting technique." He added: "Start to think of what people rob businesses for. People come into Superwash to take the cash. They dont come to steal my tokens or my detergent. Help me figure out a way to get cash out of my business." Rupert Roberts, president of the Super Value food store chain, told Tribune Business he felt the Prime Ministers speech was not strong enough. I wanted to hear him say if you do this, youre going to get this. I didnt hear any absolutes, he added. Mr Roberts said the rising level of crime has led to increased security costs for his business. To monitor every square inch of your store and parking lot is very costly and we are open long hours, he said. Thats three shifts of security and that gets very expensive. Having 500 to 600 employees having to look over their shoulder all the time is unproductive, you cant work with a settled mind. Another former Chamber of Commerce president, PLP candidate for Pinewood Khalis Rolle, told Tribune Business: "It still does not in the short term reduce the cost of doing business, because business owners will still have to employ additional security. There is no immediate and direct silver bullet impact in what he said. It's a collection of ideas on what should solve the problem, but nothing leads directly to solving the problem and reducing the cost of business because of the increased cost of security. What I was looking to hear from the Prime Minister was some silver bullet ideas. From a purely business perspective I didn't get the silver bullet response to crime that is needed. We're thinking a few things here and tweaking a few things there, but in the next 30 days, the next 60 days, the next 90 days, what is being tweaked to reduce the cost of business security? I didn't get that question answered immediately." In his crime address, the Prime Minister announced stiffer penalties for persons found guilty of gun crimes. He said that after November 4, anyone convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm upon conviction will be imprisoned or a minimum of four years. The maximum penalty for illicit possession of a firearm is five years and a $10,00 fine. The Prime Minister also said legislation outlining the circumstances under which a murder convict should be sentenced to death or life imprisonment would be brought to Parliament soon. BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDA Y, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 3B $3'/,0,7('(PSOR\PHQWSSRUWXQLW\ *DWH,QWHUFKDQJH,QVSHFWRUV BUSINESSES: PM SPEECH NOT STRONG ENOUGH OVER CRIME KHAALISROLLE DIONISIODAGUILAR HUBERTINGRAHAM A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW FROM page one

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of cards to its target unbanked consumers, as it intensified its focus on this nation.TSP is also aiming to launch a Mobile App before year-end that will allow Mango customers to make secure payments via SMS text messaging from cell phones, Mr Morris adding that while international expansion plans had been pushed back, the company was maintaining relationships with potential overseas partners. We are hiring a local marketing company who really know this market, Mr Morris said, when asked by Tribune Business about TSPs next moves forward. The company has hired a firm headed by Darcy Rahming, and Mr Morris added: They are going to do a whole new marketing strategy. He has a whole new marketing concept specifically geared t0 our target market. We expect to have that rolled out in another four-six weeks. Our past experience is that its not easy to reach those unbanked consumers, and we want to make sure the strategy is tailored directly to them. TSP currently has 15 employees, having retained its entire engineering team, and Mr Morris said: We have no reason to think we will not succeed. This is exactly what we did with Omni Financial Services, where we took Dr Rodgers vision and turned it into a profitable company. The shareholders are 100 per cent committed to the growth and success of Mango. Everybody is very pleased with the intensified energy that is being placed on the local market. They want to drive by and see Mango popping up everywhere in the Bahamas. Everyones committed. Mr Morris said the majority of TSPs costs had been incurred up front, namely for software development. Weve already covered that, he said, adding that the company would likely hit the black in another 18 months-two years. TSPs unaudited accounts show it had run up a $1.6 million accumulated deficit in the three years to end2010, something not unusual for a start-up, and which has largely been borne by its shareholders. Revenues over the three years amounted to $10,406. TSPs shareholders and management have been forced to alter their sights and strategy, after their $5.438 million private placement offering outside investors a collective 30 per cent equity stake in the company raised just $1.5 million or 28 per cent of the target. Raising this additional capital was critical to financing TSP/Mangos expansion into overseas markets, such as Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and southern US. Failure to do so has forced the company to scale back and focus on the Bahamas, getting this market right before looking abroad once again. The lowering of the sights appears to have at least been partly responsible for the departure of for mer TSP chief executive, Shaker Rawan. Whether it was a resig nation, as Mr Rawan contended, or TSP deciding not to renew his contract, as the company states, it seems his departure was prompted in part by the decision to place interna tional expansion on the backburner. The different explanations as to the circumstances of Mr Rawans departure indicate it may not have been entirely smooth. Tribune Business understands, through well-placed sources, that the TSP/Mango offering did attract significant interest from several Bahamas-based institutional investors. Commonwealth Bank was understood to have been interested in buying in at one point, as was Colina, sources suggested. However, Tribune Business was told that TSPs existing shareholders, who include former Central Bank governor Julian Francis and Dr Jonathan Rodgers, the well-known eye doctor, did not want just one investor coming in to buy-up the entire 30 per cent stake on offer, fearing this would give the newcomer too much control or influence. That was said to have been the stumbling block which prevented a deal with Colina. Meanwhile, emphasising TSPs near-term focus, Mr Morris told Tribune Business: The concentration is solely on getting the cards in the hands of the Bahamian consumer. We are doing some joint promotions with several local firms that will also see a significant amount of cards being deployed as well. Mr Morris said discus sions with these companies had been held yesterday. Asked who they were, he added: Theyre very big in retail. They go right across the retail spectrum, and do a tremendous volume in our target market. The food stores and those sorts of business. TSP is hoping that by building critical mass in the Bahamian market, executing and demonstrating its ability on home soil, it will encourage previously reluctant investors to buyin and provide the additional equity capital it needs to finance international expansion. If we cant do it at home, how can we do it overseas? Mr Morris asked. If we cant do it at home, we may as well close up. The focus was always on the Bahamas. We have just intensified our efforts and to do an excellent job for this market that has been underserved. Providing those who did not use traditional commercial banking services with a quality product and price, as TSPs Omni Financial money transfer business affiliate had done, was the goal. TSP has about 9,000 cardholders, and some 200300 retailers, signed up in the Bahamas. Once critical mass was attained, Mr Morris said further discus sions would be held with commercial banks about point-of-sale facilities shar ing, so that their respective clients could have cards swiped using each others technology. The banks, he acknowledged, wanted to see TSP/Mango prove itself and develop a track record, similar to poten tial investors. The company revisiting the entire business model and assessing its price points. The Mango technology is based on a stored wallet system that holds the consumers money. The funds are then accessed using cards, cell phones and via the Internet. Mr Morris said the electronic access differentiated Mango from other stored value cards, such as gift cards, as consumers would not be cut-off from their funds if cards were lost. We do have a Mobile App that is almost complete, Mr Morris told Tribune Business. We are just waiting for access to BTC to have that tested. We would look to roll it out this year, depending on the access we get to the BTC gateway. It will allow payments via SMS messaging from a cell phone in a secure fashion. Mr Morris said the plan to merge the Omni money transfer business with TSP had not been implemented yet, but added that talks with the companys potential partners in overseas markets were continuing. We have relationships already established in Haiti, Jamaica and Brazil, but those relationships are just going to be maintained until the time is right to start entering those markets, he added. How quickly international expansion s depended on how rapidly Mango was deployed in the Bahamas, and whether the financing was raised from outside investors. While no decision had been taken, Mr Morris said this might happen in 18 months. BUSINESS PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Accounts/Administrator; in Quickbooks. Email to ian@hbsmarine.com LOOKING FOR FROM page one MANGO PROVIDER EYESPROFITABILITY IN 8-24 MONTHS

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BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDA Y, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 5B VACANCY NOTICE EXAMINER, FIDUCIARIESCore Functions: non-complex complex non-complex Education and Knowledge Requirements: The Human Resources Manager The T ribune P.O.Box N-3207 DA#96554 Nassau Bahamas Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2011 expect to bring all these things to market over the next couple of months.Explaining that IPSI was aiming to launch at least some of its services to the Bahamian public prior to year-end, Mr Sumner told Tribune Business: The public will be receiving services from IPSI before year-end certain services will be available throughout the country. We will get as many as we can out into the commercial space, and are working to get them out during the last quarter of this year. While IPSI had performed some revisions to its financial projections, Mr Sumner said: If it goes according to the way weve planned it, in 24 months IPSI, proceeding on an aggressive plan, aggressive agenda, should be in the black. The strategy, he added, had full backing from IPSIs Board. The precise timing of IPSIs launch will become clearer within the next four weeks, due to deadlines on the negotiations it has with the investors. Although weve not come out commercially to the public yet, were a lot more advanced in doing that and making plans than we were last time, Mr Sumner said. What weve been working on for the last several months is to make sure everything is working. We have been adjusting the business model and services, so that when we come to market we will do so with as little disruption in services as possible, and come to market with as an efficient service as possible. While IPSI was employing administrative workers in Nassau, and had a staff in Abaco, Mr Sumner said it had outsourced the network build-out and operational aspects to-date to three Bahamian companies. While IPSI would eventually source in-house the engineering and technology talent necessary, Mr Sumner said the company also planned to give schol arships to young Bahamians once properly established. to about 190,000 shares that weve bought back in about nine months. Its on track.We did not expect it to be a huge number [of shares] in the first year, because of the cash allocated to Solomons Fresh Market. Well probably end the year at 250,000 shares. Asked whether the share buy back program had achieved its goals to date, the AML Foods chief replied: I think it has. Its mopping up a lot of small, little shareholders that do not want to hold onto their investments for whatever rea son. We feel the share price is a little undervalued, and peoples holdings out there are devaluing the price. Weve cleaned up pretty much everything outstanding. Theres a couple of little trades out there, and hopefully well clean them up in the next few days. Weve just placed a Buy order for 15,000 shares. AML Foods on January 6, 2011, became the latest in a long line of BISXlisted companies instituting share buy back programs, the main goal being to prevent their stock from being devalued then undervalued as a result of retail investors selling out to raise cash for reasons that have nothing to do with funda mentals. The lack of liquidity, and constant depressing of share prices by small retail trades, has been the main problem facing the Bahamian stock market. AML Foods financial results for the second quarter and half-year to end-July stated that the company had repurchased back then 55,832 shares at an average price of $1.18 per share. FROM page one AML FOODS TARGETING 250K SHARE BUY BACK FROM page one TRIPLE PLAY START-UP IN BLACK WITHIN 24 MONTHS WASHINGTON Associated Press EUROPEhas a debt crisis. America has a jobs crisis. Corporate profits could be in trouble. World financial markets arein turmoil. And no one seems prepared to ride to the rescue. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned Congress on Tuesday of what most of America has sensed for some time: The economic recovery, such as it is, "is close to faltering." The central bank chief spoke on a day when the stock market spent most of the trading hours in bear market territory down 20 percent from its most recent highs in April. A late-day rally helped the market finish higher. Bernanke's exchange with lawmakers seemed to capture the growing belief that no one is prepared to help the global economy in any meaningful way anytime soon. Speaking in unusually frank terms, he also captured the nation's sour economic mood. The Fed chief was asked about protests around Wall Street, which went on for an 18th day as demonstrators railed against corporate greed and expressed frustration over the economy. Bernanke replied: "I think people are quite unhappy with the state of the economy and what's happening. They blame, with some justification, the problems in the financial sector for getting us into this mess. And they're dissatisfied with the policy response here in Washington. And at some level, I can't blame them." "Certainly, 9 percent unemployment and very slow growth is not a very good situation," he added. "That's why they are protesting." Throughout the day, traders and U.S. policymakers kept one eye on Europe, where a debt crisis has dragged on more than a year. Investors worry that a messy default by Greece could hurt European banks and their American counterparts. On Tuesday, the Greek finance minister said the nation has enough money to pay pensions, salaries and bondholders through the middle of next month and that was seen as good news. Bernanke told Congress there was little the Fed could do about Europe's problems. "Unfortunately, we are innocent bystanders here," he said. "I am persuaded they are aware of the risks." Bernanke said he believes the Fed's latest move to help the economy would be "meaningful but not an enormous support" for the economy. The pro gram, known as Operation Twist, is designed to lower long-term interest rates so people and businesses will spend more money. "It should help, somewhat, on job creation and growth," the Fed chief told Congress. "It's particularly important now that the economy is close, the recovery is close to faltering." "We need to make sure that the recovery continues and doesn't drop back and that the unemployment rate continues to fall," he added. The Fed has used most of its tools to help the economy. It said this summer that it expects to keep interest rates super-low into 2013. Congress is inclined to cut, not raise, spending. Europe is resisting bold steps to save its most troubled economies. And fears are rising that a recession is on the verge of seizing Europe and eventually spreading around the world. "We have already taken interest rates down to zero ... and this Congress doesn't seem to be able to do anything," said David Wyss, former chief economist at Standard & Poor's. "So not much good is going to happen." Investors seem to think so. Stocks sank early Tuesday on fears about Europe, before rising in late morning on Bernanke's suggestion that the Fed might be open to doing more to help. Then they tumbled again in the afternoon, only to surge in the final 30 minutes of trading on a report that European leaders might be working on a plan to prop up banks there. The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished the day up 2.3 percent at 1,123.95, or about 33 points above what would be considered bear market territory. Economists at Goldman Sachs forecast in a note this week that Europe could fall into recession by winter. That would push the U.S. economy to "the edge of recession" by early 2012, said Andrew Tilton, an economist with the firm. Even if a global recession can be avoided, the U.S. economy faces a bleak outlook. Some economists fear that Congress could worsen things by cutting taxes or raising taxes this year or next. Tilton forecasts overall economic growth of just 1.7 percent this year, fol lowed by a scant 0.5 percent annual rate in the first three months of next year. For all of 2012, he projects 1.4 percent growth. Normal growth is more like 3 percent. European finance ministers suggested Tuesday that holders of Greek debt might have to absorb larger losses than originally thought. Banks that hold Greek bonds would suffer. A recession in Europe would also hurt U.S. exports to the region, damaging corporate profits at home. Still, Wyss said, "Policy seems to be as frozen there as it is in Washington." U.S. lawmakers have their own challenges with debt. Congress is intent on cutting spending over the next several years. At the same time, Congress might let a Social Security tax cut expire at year's end. Income tax cuts could expire in 2012. Based on those assumptions, economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch expect growth below 2 percent this year, next year and in 2013. For most Americans, such weak expansion would feel like a recession. And it wouldn't reduce chronically high unemployment. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said last month that the unemployment rate will remain near 9 percent through the end of 2012. In his testimony, Bernanke said the Fed is prepared to support the economy. But he made clear that the Fed's efforts to force down long-term interest rates are no "panacea for the problems currently faced by the U.S. economy." "Fostering healthy growth and job creation is a shared responsibility of all economic policymakers, in close cooperation with the private sector," Bernanke said. Yet there is little likelihood of significant help from Congress. President Barack Obama's $447 billion job-creation bill has run into resis tance from Republicans and even some Democrats in Congress. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the Republican-led House won't vote on Oba ma's plan in its entirety. Cantor said that while Republicans could back portions of the president's plan, "this all-or-nothing approach is unreasonable."

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NEW YORK Associated Press A LATE AFTERNOON surge capped another wild day on Wall Street Tuesday and prevented the S&P 500 stock index from entering a bear market. Stocks jumped on reports that European officials were working to prop up the region's struggling banks. The Dow Jones industrial average was down nearly 200 points with 40 minutes of trading left. It closed up 153. Indexes opened sharply lower as traders worried that the government of Greece could be closer to defaulting on its debt. They pared their losses at midday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Congressional panel that the central bank could take more steps to stimulate the economy, then slumped again in the afternoon. At 3:25 p.m., the market began rising quickly after news outlets reported that European financial ministers were working on a way to coordinate their efforts to support European banks, as they did during the financial crisis in 2008. Worries that European and perhaps U.S. banks could get hammered by a Greek default have been a major concern among investors. "Right now fear is trumping fundamentals and people are buying on nothing more than rumors," said Mark Lamkin, head of Lamkin Wealth Management. "It's not business risk that the market is concerned with, it's systemic risk. If there truly is a solution to Europe's problems, then we'll set the stage for a nice rally." The Dow closed with a gain of 153.41, or 1.4 percent, to 10,808.71. The Standard and Poor's 500 rose 24.72, or 2.2 percent, to 1,123.95. It had been as low as 1,074, which was 21 percent below its April 29 peak of 1,363. Had the index closed with a decline that size it would have met the typical definition of a bear market. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite rose 68.99 points, or 3 percent, to 2,404.82. Smaller stocks rose much more than the overall market. The Russell 2000 index of small companies gained 39.15, or 6.4 percent, to 648.64. Analysts said the bounce in small companies was likely resulted from investors picking up stocks they considered cheap after the index fell sharply the day before. The Russell index plunged 5.4 percent Monday. Concerns about Europe's debt crisis have been at the root of much of the mar ket's recent volatility. Investors are worried that Greece's government will be unable to make pay ments on its loans, triggering a default. That would lead to sharp losses for banks and other institutions that hold Greek debt, and possibly cause banks to stop lending to each other. If that got out of hand, global credit markets could freeze up as they did in October 2008 after the investment bank Lehman Brothers failed. On Tuesday, European finance ministers suggested that they may require holders of Greek debt to take larger losses in the future as a condition of more financial support for the struggling country. That would hurt banks that hold the debt. "Europe is the center point of all of this," said Paul Zemsky, head of asset allocation at ING Investment Management. In testimony before Con gress, Bernanke said the central bank is ready to take more steps to stimu late the economy. That could mean more bond pur chases aimed at lowering interest rates and encouraging lending. Bernanke said the economy is weaker than the central bank expected and poor job growth continues to undercut consumer confidence. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.82 percent from 1.78 percent late Monday. It briefly went as low as 1.72 percent around 10 a.m., near its record low of 1.71 percent reached Sept. 22. Bond yields fall when their prices rise. Analysts said Europe's debt problems overshad owed signs that the U.S. economy continues to grow, although slowly. Those signs include reports Monday that auto sales jumped 10 percent in September and one measure of U.S. manufacturing increased. "Collectively, the data here in the U.S. hasn't been that bad, but investors are looking at Europe and saying, 'I don't care what the U.S. fundamentals are when we've got much bigger problems overseas that may eventually wash onto our shores,'" said Phil Orlando, chief stock strate gist at Federated Investors. The S&P index has fallen every month since April because of two concerns: the strength of the U.S. economy and the debt crisis in Europe. In corporate news, Bank of America Corp. jumped 4.2 percent to $5.76. It was down 5 percent to $5.24 before the late market surge as investors contin ued to be troubled by its exposure to soured mort gages securities and a several-day outage of its website. The company's stock lost 9 percent Monday to $5.53, a level not seen since 2009. Apple Inc. lost 0.5 percent to $372.50. It had been down 5 percent before the late rally after the company unveiled a faster iPhone that fell short of the bigger upgrade that some analysts had predicted. Two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was heavy at 6.9 bil lion shares. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Securit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.191.190.0013,9120.1480.0808.06.72% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund 10.63 10.63 0.00 -0.6420.080-16.6 0.75% 7 .50 4.40Bank of Bahamas 6.93 6.93 0.00 0.2300.10030.11.44% 0 .53 0.17Benchmark 0.18 0.18 0.00 -0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.84 2.55Bahamas Waste 2.70 2.70 0.00 0.0300.09090.03.33% 1.96 1.77Fidelity Bank 1.77 1.77 0.00 0.0970.04018.22.26% 11.108.29Cable Bahamas 8.47 8.47 0.00 0.2450.32034.63.78% 2.80 2.33Colina Holdings 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.4380.0405.91.54% 8 .50 8.33Commonwealth Brewery 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.7400.00011.50.00% 7.00 6.21Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.65 6.65 0.00 0.4960.32013.44.81% 2.00 1.63Consolidated Water BDRs 1.52 1.74 0.22 0.1110.04515.72.59% 1.77 1.31Doctor's Hospital 1.37 1.37 0.00 0.0740.04018.52.92% 5.50 4.75Famguard 5.43 5.43 0.00 0.4980.24010.94.42% 8.40 5.35Finco 5.39 5.39 0.00 0.7570.0007.10.00% 9.45 7.75FirstCaribbean Bank 8.21 8.21 0.00 0.4940.35016.64.26% 6.00 5.00Focol (S) 5.33 5.33 0.00 0.4350.22012.34.13% 1.00 1.00Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.30 5.58ICD Utilities 7.30 7.30 0.00 -0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. S. Johnson 9.82 9.82 0.00 0.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Security SymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029) BAH29 99.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17 100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22 100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.000.0020FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%T UESDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,376.77 | CHG 0.21 | %CHG 0.02 | YTD -122.74 | YTD % -8.19BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320 52wk-Hi52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ A sk $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.02482.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.72022.5398Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.800113.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.18353.32%4.99% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.14202.10%4.31% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.18543.16%5.14% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.5308Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.5037Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.8830Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-11 31-Jul-11 31-Jul-11TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-11 30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 5-Aug-11 30-Jun-11MARKET TERMS31-Aug-11 31-Jul-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities) BISX Listed Mutual Funds30-Jun-11 31-Aug-11 NAV 6MTH 1.535365 2.952663 1.580804 111.469744 115.762221 NAV Date 31-May-11 31-Aug-11 05&$59(/$1721($/&277 2)0F.,11(<'5,9(RII&$50,&+$(/52$'1$66$8 %$+$0$6 SPECIALIST MICHAEL GAGLIANO foreground right, calls out prices at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. (AP) LATE SURGE ERASES EARLIER LOSSES ONWALL STREET Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. 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NEW YORK Associated Press AMERICANAirlines' CEOis proud that his company, unlike its biggest rivals, avoided the bankruptcy process to remake itself. Investors aren't so sure. As the economic outlook darkens, the airline industry is bracing for trouble. Among the biggest U.S. carriers, American has the most to fear. It faces the highest labor, aircraft and borrowing costs. "They've become old and feeble," says Vaughn Cordle, chief analyst with AirlineForecasts. American's problems are the kinds that can be fixed under the protection of a bankruptcy court. And some analysts point to the airline's beaten-down stock price it's fallen 69 percent this year as evidence that Chapter 11 is not out of the realm of possibility. On Monday, as speculation about a bankruptcy filing swirled, the stock fell 33 percent. Shares bounced back Tuesday, rising nearly 21 percent. Executives at parent company AMR Corp. insist a Chapter 11 filing is not in the cards. The Fort Worth, Texasbased company has $4.2 billionin cash and other shortterm investments enough ofa cushion to sustain at least another year's worth of losses while it comes up with a plan for growth, analysts say. While most U.S. airlines were profitable in the first half of the year, American had a net loss of $715 million on revenue of $11.6 billion. The company is forecast to show a loss of $132 million when it reports third-quarter results in two weeks. American was once an innovative airline. It invent ed frequent-flier miles and it launched the first computerized ticketing system. Now, that edge is gone. Ray Neidl, an airline specialist with the Maxim Group, said in a recent note the airline's management is experienced "but they appear to be riding on the storied airline's past." American's biggest prob lem is the high cost of labor. It spends $3,008 on salary and benefits for every hour each of its 616 planes is in the air, according to Cordle. United spends $2,801, Delta $2,587 and US Airways $1,991. Put another way, if American had the same labor costs as US Airways which restructured in bankruptcy court in 2002 and 2004 it would save $2.2 billion a year, Cordle said. American had hoped that gap would shrink as employees at the other airlines nego tiated higher wages in new contracts. But that has yet to happen. The airline has other disadvantages: More than $12.1 billion in outstanding debt, about the same amount as airlines twice its size. An unfunded pension liability of $7.9 billion. For the most part, other airlines don't have traditional pension plans. High borrowing costs. It agreed to pay 8.75 percent interest on $726 million it borrowed last week. The oldest and least fuel-efficient fleet in the country. American was in such a tough financial situation in the past decade that it couldn't invest in new jets. The air line is aggressively replacing its gas-guzzling jets with newer, more-efficient planes. But it's a slow process. To fly one passenger 1,000 miles, it took American an average of 19.8 gallons of fuel last year. The industry averaged 18.4 gallons. That might not sound like a giant difference, but based on the 125 billion miles American's passengers flew last year the airline burned through $400 mil lion worth of fuel that its com petitors didn't have to. American refused to comment for this story but management does have some plans to right the airline. It recently gained government approval for joint ventures with British Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas, allowing the airlines to work together to set prices and schedules on routes. The move gives American some of the benefits it would have seen through a merger. American is also in the process of trying to separate its unprofitable regional airline, American Eagle, into an independent airline. In the years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways all restructured in bankruptcy court. In contrast, American was able to secure concessions from its unions and avoid that fate. "I have a different definition of success than bankrupting your company," American CEO Gerard J. Arpey said in April. Still, the competition emerged from bankruptcy stronger, while American struggled and looked everywhere it could to cut costs. "We discussed how often the trash was picked up," Thomas R. Del Valle, senior vice president of airport services for American, said in a recent interview. With the merger of Delta and Northwest in 2008, American had fallen from its perch as the world's biggest airline. Two years later, it fell further in the pecking order with the merger of United and Continental. Even if American can bring its labor costs in line with the other major airlines, it and the rest of the industry still need to compete with younger airlines like JetBlue, Frontier and Virgin America. If American paid the same wages and benefits that Virgin America does, it would save $4.6 billion a year. BUSINESS PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE HIGHESTLABOUR, AIRCRAFTANDBORROWINGCOSTS AMERICAN AIRLINES FACES TURBULENT RIDE DETROIT Associated Press THE UNIONthat once set the gold standard for American wages is giving up pay raises in exchange for a piece of the auto industry's profits and the promise of thousands of new jobs. Under agreements struck with Ford and Gen eral Motors, most of the companies' factory workers will get profit-sharing checks instead of annual raises. They'll also get a signing bonus. In turn, the automakers will increase their workforces and invest billions more dollars in their factories. It's an unusual turnabout for the United Auto Workers. For decades, its members' pay and benefits were the envy of workers around the world, and it wouldn't hesitate to strike to protect them. But the agreement signals a new real ity. After the industry nearly collapsed two years ago, a sobered UAW is no longer fighting the Big Three but fighting to compete against rivals who pay their workers far less. "We are aware of the competition that Ford and General Motors and Chrysler face," UAW President Bob King said Tuesday after announc ing terms of a new four-year contract with Ford. "If we are going to succeed in the long run and really be able to have long-run security and decent income for our membership, we can't put Ford and GM and Chrysler at a competitive disadvantage." Ford Motor Co. and the UAW agreed on a four-year contract Tuesday, three weeks after the union reached a similar agreement with General Motors Co. The companies are promising at least 17,000 new U.S. jobs over the life of the contracts, and are offering workers signing bonuses and profit-sharing payments. The companies save money because they won't pay annual raises to their U.S. factory workers and they'll hire thousands of the new workers at lower wage rates. King expects some workers will be unhappy. But he thinks they can live with the terms. GM workers have already ratified their agreement; Ford workers are expected to wrap up voting by Oct. 14. "They know the competitive structure as well as I do. They know their family and friends who are underemployed (and) unemployed," King said. "They know how important it is to have long-term jobs so they can be back in 2015 (for the next contract negotiations). Maybe we will be able to do some fixed cost increases then." Ford workers will get at least $16,700 over the four-year contract, in the form of a $6,000 signing bonus, $7,000 in lump-sum and inflation protection payments and at least $3,700 in profit-sharing this year. That's more generous than GM's agreement, which guarantees workers at least $11,500. Ford plans to add 5,750 U.S. factory jobs under the deal, on top of 6,250 it announced earlier this year, for a total of 12,000 jobs by 2015. It also pledged to invest $4.8 billion in its U.S. factories. When combined with $1.4 billion in investments previously announced, Ford plans to invest $6.2 billion by 2015. Ford union leaders approved the deal around noon Tuesday after a meeting in Detroit. The deal is subject to a vote by Ford's workers. If they agree to the contract, Ford's 41,000 hourly workers will get $1,000 more as a signing bonus than the $5,000 bonus GM workers got. The GM deal also gives most workers profitsharing payments instead of annual raises and promises 6,400 new or retained jobs. John Fleming, Ford vice president of manu facturing, said most of the 5,750 additional hires will start at $15.78 per hour, a fraction of the $28 hourly wage of Ford's older workers. They'll get $19.28 after four years. Ford currently has 70 entry-level workers, but will hire thousands more. The union agreed to the lower wage in 2007 when Ford was losing billions of dollars. The deal will increase Ford's labor costs at first, but bring them down as more entry-level workers are hired. The company has the highest labor cost in the U.S. auto industry. Ford's hourly labor cost, including wages, benefits and pensions, was $58 last year. GM's was $56 and Toyota's was $55, according to the Center for Automotive Research. Volkswagen, with a new plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., had the lowest cost at $38, followed by Hyundai at $44. 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TH O US ANDS TUR N O UT FO R SH A KES PEA RE I N P A R A D I S E I N Y A E AR S : 201 1 BET H IPH O P A W AR DS P RED IC T IO N S ELEV EN B AH A MIA N A R T I S T S HE ADE D F OR US S H OWC AS E WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011T H E T RI B U N E S EC T I ON CTHE names of 16 lucky Bahamians, all emerging fashion designers and visual artists, were announced yes terday as official participants in the 2011 Fash|Art fashion showcase. This weekend, event organisers are staging a model casting call in preparation for the show. About 10 female models and six male models will be cast for the fashion show on November 5, showcasing the creations of eight designers. One of the models will be selected as the face of Fash|Art 2012 and sign a one-year contract with the PTG Modeling Agency. The high fashion runway presentation and competition will showcase a variety of styles in ready-to-wear, couture and swimwear. The win ning collection will be judged by a silent panel of fashion experts and an online poll based on creativity, workmanship, marketability and innovation. For our inaugural event we are pleased to wel come on board 16 of the Bahamas most promising individuals in the art and fashion world, said the events producer Kedar Clarke. Most of them came as a surprise to their friends who had no idea of the extent of their talents. I want Fash|Art to be the premier platform for unknown and emerging artists and designers around The Bahamas, he said. The visual artists will showcase three of their top designs during an art exhibition of photography, sculpture, ceramics art, painting, drawings and computer generated art. The winning piece will be based on originality, elements of art, degree of difficulty and presentation and skill. Winners in the categories of fashion and art will receive awards that pay homage to the late Harl Taylor and Jackson Burnside, both of whom have become synonymous with their talents, which made them highly respected worldwide. Additionally, winners will take a $500 monetary grant, an HP Touch Pad courtesy of Custom Computers and other career launching incentives, said organisers. Trade show vendors will have the opportuni ty to sell and promote their work during a trunk show and cocktail reception dubbed The Style Lounge. The former business place and art gallery of Mr Burnside, Doongalik Studios, is the site of the event this year. Organisers say they are committed to creating exposure and marketing opportunities for emerging Bahamian fashion designers and visual artists.Vincina Sweeting Carla Modela Sabrina Sturrup Cardell McClam Derrica Williamson Deago Cunningham Alicia Seymour Jaspher Knowles Bernard Petit Kai Sweeting Alexia Roach Djenabe Edouard Lowree Tynes Mecko Gibson Sophie TaylorP A R T I C I P A N T S I NF ASH|AR T 2011

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TH E BASI C S OF P A INTING ON CLOTH ESIF YOUR passion is fashion and you really love the idea of painting your clothes then this information is just for you. There are quite a number of techniques available for painting on garments but it is always good to start with the basics and build from there. Learning the simple techniques for painting clothing can be a lot of fun as well as a wardrobe enhancer which is a natural draw of this fascinating craft. The variety of styles and effects that can be achieved in fabric painting is astounding.CH O OSING YO UR FABR ICS o th e f irst t hi ng yo u w a nt t o c on si d e r i n p a in t i ng c l o th i n g i s y o ur f a b ric selection. Here are a few simple key points to remember: Choose tightly woven fabrics Garments should be pre-washed Begin painting on whites or lights Natural fibres like cotton are the best paint ready fabrics Dont use fabric softeners and starch on garments you will be painting onCHOOSING Y OUR P A INT S AND BR USHESThere a re a nu mbe r of pa int s a nd t ool s on th e ma rk et so to c re at e th e best possible design: Select non-toxic water based fabric paints Use flat or dimensional paints Get creative with finishes from metallic to pearl Determine your colour scheme and select paints accordingly Use sturdy synthetic brushesPR E P ARING T O P AINTBe fore be gin ning t o p ain t, col lec t ev er y t hing you may poss ibly need to avoid dashing for things while in th e mi ddl e of y our pro jec t. You w i ll want to: Cover your design surface with wax paper for easy clean-ups Paint on a level clutter free surface Have your paints, brushes, water and other materials handy Iron garment to remove all wrinkles Place wax paper between garment to avoid paint bleeding Now that you have everything in place all you need to do is begin putting your colours and patterns together. Begin with shapes or get some help with a few stencils. Youre well on your way. So here's what I see in your future...a brand new painted wardrobe along with a new skill. Cmon, it's time to pull out your paints and give your clothes a new lease on life by transforming them into wonderful works of art. About the author: Teri M Bethel specialises in teaching non-artists how to create textured painted fabrics. Teri has been involved in manufacturing painted garments, handbags and fashion accessories for over two decades. She is the designer of Teri Monique Handbags, a line of custom made art purses for ladies. Contact Teri at: admin@PaintWithTexture.com DESIGNER 1 0 1 F ASHION AR T WITH T ERI MONIQUE T H E T R I BU N E S E C T I O N CA R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T02 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 THE ten-day theatre festival Shakespeare in Paradise was set in motion last weekend with hun dreds of school children turning out for the matinee performances of Julius Caesar. The Shakespeare inspired original play recorded nearly 1,000 student viewers in its first three days of performance. Festival director Nicolette Bethel said that this year's selections were chosen to appeal to a variety of tastes and interests, encompassing plays of local and international origin, but all with universal themes and appeal. "Of course, we have a Shakespeare play as our centrepiece, and this year that is 'Julius Caesar'. It's got political drama, deception and intrigue that every politician and voter can identify with, even in our Bahamas today." Ms Bethel said one of the factors that went into selecting 'Julius Caesar' was its relevance to the growing political climate as the country heads into another election season. "Our presentation of 'Julius Caesar' is true to the original form and is given a contemporary context," the festival director said. "This certainly makes it easier to follow, and audiences really engage its intensity and energy as the relationships between the characters are so much clearer." The play "Dis We Tings" opened the festival on Friday night at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. It was staged in dedication to Kayla Edwards, a trailblazer of cultural theatre. F est ival ar tis tic di recto r P hili p Burr ows sai d audiences h ave sever al choices to see t he s hows, but sh ouldn 't wait too long t o buy t ickets "Even tho ugh ever y sho w has m ulti ple per for mances ther e is limi ted s eatin g and it all end s t his Satu rday, October 8," h e sai d. "T his is a great chance to see a w o nder ful range o f li ve theat re s hows and per fo rmances in a s hor t per iod of t ime, s o you real ly don' t w an t t o mis s i t." By KHRISNA VIRGIL F IL M buff s gathered at the histo ric J a c ara nda Hou se on the w e ek e n d t o r a i s e f u n d s f o r t h e e i g h t h an nual B aha mas I n ternati onal Film Festiv al (BIFF). Al th o u g h f e st iv a l p re p a ra t io n s a re w ell underw ay, organi s e r s s a id the ne twork o f sup port for the fe s ti val n e e d s t o s p r e a d I t w a s t h e co r e g r o u p o f r e g u l a r s u p p o r t e r s t h a t turne d ou t for the Bla ck an d W hite M as qu er ade Ga la hel d la st weeken d. A $ 7 5 t i c k e t a f f o r d e d p a t r o n s d r e s s e d i n b l a c k a n d w h i t e t h e c h an c e t o m i x an d m i n g l e o n 1 5 ac res of historic property formerly o w n e d b y S i r H a rry O a k e s, t he g o l d min ing mill iona ire. A l t h o u g h p a s s i n g t h r o u g h t h e hands o f a num ber of owners and u nd e rg o i ng a n um b e r of re n ov a t io n s a n d r e s t o r a t i o n s t h e p r o p e r t y rema ins ba sica lly the sa me a s it wa s 10 0 y ears ag o, w ith orig inal crow n moldi ng, bo x locks and s olid dark w ood bookc ase s in ta ct. E v e n t p l a n n e r A n n a P r o c t o r e x p l a i n e d h o w t h e l o c a t i o n w a s i m p o rt a n t i n p l a n n in g t h e fu n d ra is e r "Be caus e it s s u ch a cl as sy e leg ant, historic loc ation we wa nted to be s y mpa thetic to that a nd kee p it rea lly l ow k ey ju s t w ith sim ple fa bric s, c and leli ght, an d en hanc ing the t r e e s i n t h e g a r d e n s a i d M s P ro c t o r T he film festi v al does not be gin until December 1, however, board c h a i rman Andr ew O'Br ien underscored the need for more local sup port. Film a nd the arts a re the col ourfu l fab ri c of o ur s oci ety an d what we f o cu s o n S o m e t h i n g t h a t h a s b e c o m e c l e a r i n th e e f f or t t h i s y e a r i s th at w e ne e d to spre ad th e ne tw ork T h i s i s o n e o f t h e j e w e l s o f t h e B a h a m a s b u t w e d o n t h a v e a s m a n y p e o p l e a s w e c a n W e s t i l l struggle to get the word out," said Mr OBrien. T he film f esti v al is dedicated to p rov id in g t he B a h am ia n c o mm un ity and its visitors with a diverse prese n t at i on of m o v ie s f rom a ro un d t he world. M A S Q UE R AD E G A L A L I G H T S UP HIS T O R I C H O U SE SHAKESPEAREThousands tur n out forOur presentation of 'Julius Caesar' is tr ue to the original form and is given a contemporar y context. This cer tainly makes it easier to follow and audiences really engage its intensity and energy as the relationships between the characters are so much clear er . Nicolette Bethel F I LM b u ff s g a th e r e d a t th e h is to r ic J a c a r a n d a H o u s e o n th e we e k e n d to ra i s e f un d s for the eighth annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). THE conspiracy unfolds as Cassius (Jovanna Hepburn) awaits the arrival of Casca (HartmanOral-Noel Brown). PORTIA (Lisa-Marie Cabrelli) frets over the plan of Brutus as the Soothsayer (Jane Poveromo) looks on. BRUTUS (David J. Burrows) holds Cassius' (Jovanna Hepburn) head in his hands as Casca (HartmanOral-Noel Brown) looks on. CASCA (Hartman-Oral-Noel Brown) conveys the events of the day to Cassius (Jovanna Hepburn) as Brutus (David J. Burrows) listens. MARK Antony (Matthew Wildgoose) observes the body of Brutus (David J. Burrows).

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T H E T R I B UN E S E CT I O N CA R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T03 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 ELEVEN Bahamian artists will be in the spotlight at the Iowa-based Waterloo Center for the Arts (WCA) next month in an exhibition of homegrown talent. The Master Artists of The Bahamas exhibition will feature over 40 pieces of artwork including paint ings, installations and sculp tures. The showcase runs from October 14. The exhi bition will leave Iowa in January 2012 and travel to various art venues through out the United States. This is the first time that such a large contingent of Bahamian visual artists work has ever been on dis play in the United States and I am confident that it will be an amazing opportu nity to showcase the worldclass talent that we have in abundance within our coun try, said the exhibitions Bahamian coordinator Pam Burnside. Bahamian art is flourishing, and quite aside from mere sun, sand and sea we intend to let the world know that our countrys art, heritage and culture can truly be the impetus to attract a different type of visitor who is looking for a unique cre ative experience, she said. The featured artists Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, Jackson Burnside, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith, Eddie Minnis, John Beadle, John Cox, Kendal Hanna, Max Taylor and Stan Burnside were originally paired together for the 2008 documentary film Artists of the Bahamas produced by Filmmakers Karen and Tom Neuwirth. The documentary opened the 2008 Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). Plans for the exhibition began one year ago when Cammie Scully, director of the WCA came across the documentary. Plans were immediately set in motion to mount the show in October of this year. WCA boasts the largest public collection of Haitian art in the world as well as a collection of Caribbean art that includes over 50 works by Amos Ferguson. Waterloo Center for the Arts is privileged to be able to host this premiere exhibi tion of Bahamian art. The Master Artists of The Bahamas Exhibition and Symposium will expose the US to the thriving culture of The Bahamas and their talented artists. By exposing the countrys art to a global audience, interest in traveling to this country will most likely increase, as will the visibility and profile of the artistic and cultural heritage of The Bahamas, said Ms Scully. The opening of the WCA exhibit will also include a two-day public symposium featuring the artists and several film screenings, includ ing the premiere screening of Match Me If You Can, a documentary on the late Bahamian artist Amos Fer guson, also produced by Karen and Tom Neuwirth. The recently released film Brent Malone: Father of Bahamian Art and Artists of the Bahamas will also be screened. The United States Embassy in Nassau provided assistance to enable National Art Gallerys curatorial assistant and videographer Jackson Petit to accompany the artists to Iowa to document the entire trip. October 6 ThursdayTHE 2ND ALL CE RAMICS E XHI B I TIO N 20 1 1 Th e A ll C er am i c s E xh i bi ti on (A C E ), a b i -a nn u al e x hi b i t i o n o f B a h a m i a n p o t t e r s a n d ceram ic is ts hol ds i t's second e x h i b i t i o n f o r 2 0 1 1 a t 6 3 0 p m a t D o o n ga l ik S t u d i o s G al l e r y, V i l l a g e R o a d I t f e a t u r e s w o r k s by S ue B e nn e tt -W i ll i am s, J e ssic a C o l eb ro ok e a nd Q ue n ti n M i n n i s T h e t h e m e i s M y F l a m b o y a n t Te a p o t b a s e d o n t h e la t e Jac ks on B ur n s i d e' s i ns pir at ion fo r J e ss ica C o leb r o o k t o d e v e l o p a l i n e o f t e a p o t s f o r t h e D o o n g a l i k Ma ri na V i ll a ge G a ll e ry AC E w i l l a n n o u n c e T h e D e n i s Kn ig ht C ho ic e Aw ard fo r a l e a d i n g s t u d e n t c e r a m i c i s t T h e ex h ib i ti on run s Oc t o be r 6 -2 8 October 8 SaturdayA TL ANTIS LIV E P RESENT S IL V OLO Atlantis Live presents IL V O L O i n c o n c e r t a t t h e Atl an tis The at re. D oo rs o pe n at 8pm, the concert begins at 9 p m C o st fo r r e s e rv e d s e a t i ng i s $ 7 5 T : 3 6 3 9 9 0 1 E : box.office@ kerzner.com. October 8 SaturdayN A S S AU Y ACHT CL UB 88TH AN NI VERS ARY C ELEBRA TI ON The Nass au Ya cht Club c e le b ra t e s it s 8 8 th a nn i v e rsa ry with a poolside cocktails and ca nape s pa rty fr om 7 pm-8p m a nd a se rv e d m ul t i -c o u rs e d i n ner with beef tenderloin and l obs ter at 8 :30pm. Mu si c b y D J V i n c e R i t c h i e T i c k e t s $100. Dress: yachting jacket. RSVP: 393-5132. E: nassauyachtclub @gmail.com. October 8 SaturdayH U RR I C A NE RELIEF CONC ER T AN D FAMIL Y FUN D A Y M ak e E m List en p re sen ts "Gettin g C at Is la nd B ac k On Track" A Hurricane Relief Conc ert and Family Fun Day a t t h e c a r n i v a l s i t e Q u e e n El iz a bet h Spo r t s C e ntre fro m 12 noon until, featuring over 1 8 a r t i s t s i n c l u d i n g Ro n n i e B u t l e r, K B A n c i e n t M a n a n d T e r z H e p b u r n H o s t e d b y Hop e Sh ell y Ann e an d Sw ee t I s l a n d G a l M u s i c b y B i g h o u s e P l a y L D J G a m e s pri z e s an d k id d ie c orn e r. K i ds are $4; adults $20. October 8 SaturdayB NT BI R D DA Y F UN RU N A ND W ALK T h e Ba h a m a s N a t i o n a l Trust holds an International Mig r a tory Bi rd D ay F un Ru n a n d W a l k a t 6 a m a t T h e Re t rea t V il la g e R oa d. B NT 's W a l k O n T h e Wi l d S i d e supports migratory birds and r a is es funds f or habitat c onservation. Two routes go up S h i r l e y S t r e e t o n e g o e s t o P a r a d i s e I s l a n d a n d b o t h r e t u r n along E ast Ba y Str ee t. Pro ce e ds a re fo r C a tta i l Man a g e m e n t a t H a r r o l d a n d W il so ns Po n ds N a tio n al Pa rk The mini fair for birds takes pl ac e a s pa rt of t he B N T's Da M a r k e t f ol l o wi n g t h e wa l k. Ch ild re n's cr aft s a nd gam es a n d l i g h t r e f r e s h m e n t s offered. Register and collect s p o n s o r s h i p f o r m s T h e R e t r e a t D o n a t i o n : $ 2 0 incl udes T-Shirt. T: 3 93-1 317 E : b n t @ b n t b s W : www.bnt.bs. October 8-Saturday Se as on ed P h ot og ra ph er R i c h a r d H o k e m i e r w i l l b e h o s t i n g a p h o t o e x h i b i t a t Poop Dec k, W est Bay Stree t. 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T H I N G S 2DO B A HAMIA N A R T IS T S H EADED F OR US SHOW C AS EBy ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter S U P P O R T E R S o f t h e h u r ri c a n e r e l i e f c o n c e r t o n t h e w e e k e n d c r i e d s h a m e o n t h e i r f e l l o w B a h a m i a n s d u e t o t h e a p p a l l i n g t u r n ou t a t th e e v e nt Th e c o nc e rt w a s or ga n is ed b y t he R e d C ro ss So c i et y o f t he B a h a m a s a n d D C T e c h n ol o g y t o ra i se m o n e y f or F a m il y I sl a n d vi c t im s of H u rri c an e I re ne W hether it was a lack of inter e s t or a lac k of promotion, pa tr on s sa y th e p oo r at te n da n c e w a s a bi g d isa p po i nt me n t, a n d ho pe d f ut ure fu nd ra ise rs i n a id of h ur ric a ne re li e f w ou ld no t suf fe r th e sa me fa te A n e v e nt c on tr ac t or to ld Tri b un e E nt e rt a in me nt he st ron g ly b e l i e v e s t h e f u n d r a i s e r c o u l d h a v e b e e n b e t t e r a t t e n d e d a n d s u p p o r t e d s e e i n g t h a t j u s t l a s t y e a r a t o ta l o f $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 w a s ra i s e d a n d do na t ed to re li e f e ff or ts i n a tw o -d a y na ti o na l t e le th o n t o He l p Us H e lp Ha i ti .' A rou n d $ 1 7 0, 0 0 0 w as ra ise d l as t y e ar J an u ar y du rin g th e se c on d ni g ht o f t he t e le th o n c o n c er t. A la rg e c ro w d tu rn e d o u t t o A ra w a k C a y t o s e e B a h a m i a n m u si c l e g e n d R o n n i e B u t l e r l o c a l po p st a r T aD a an d p op u la r ra k e a nd sc ra p e g ro up s pe rf orm W h il e t he co nt ra c tor sa i d H urri c a ne Ire ne ca n no t be c om pa re d to th e H ai ti e a rth q ua k e, h e be l ie v e s B a h am i a ns c an d o mo re to s up po rt l oc a l c au se s. One of th e c o ordi nator s of las t Satur days event, Joann e P y f r o m o f D C T e c h n o l o g y s a i d s h e t h i n k s i t c o u l d h a v e b e e n b e t te r a tte n de d W e h a d a l l o f t h e a r ti s t s l i n e d u p b u t b e c a u se o f t h e r a i n t h e y d i d n t a l l p e r f o r m I t s t a rt e d l a t e b e c a u se p e o p l e a r r i v e d l a t e s h e s a i d T h e c o n c e r t w a s a d v e r t i s e d t o f e a t u r e B o d i n e V i s a g e G e n o D Ro n ni e B ut le r, E l on Mo x ey V er on ic a B i sh op a nd a nu m be r o f ot he r a rti st s. N o t a ll o f t he ar ti sts w e re a bl e t o pe rf o rm. E v e r y b o d y k n o w s w h a t t h e t i m e c o n s t r a i n t s a re w h a t t h e y a re a b l e t o sp e nd I k n o w th e re a re m a ny w a y s t h a t p e o p l e c a n sh o w sup p ort a nd I'm ho p in g t ha t if t he y di d no t m ak e it ou t o n S at ur da y th e y w ou l d f i nd a d if fe re n t w a y t o as si st t h ose s ti ll re c o v er in g f ro m H urr ic a n e Ire n e ," sa id B o d in e B E J oh ns on H i t t i n g b a c k a t c o m p l a i n t s o v e r t h e c o v e r c h a r g e w h i c h w a s $ 1 0 an d $1 5, o ne c on trac to r sa id: The re w a s a l ot of B a ham ia n ar ti sts o n t he li n eup to pe rf orm a nd I t hi n k i f w e h a d a n i nt e rn a t i o n a l a r t i s t t h e r e t h a t w a s s e t t o p e r f o rm p e o p l e w o u l d n o t b e c om p la i ni ng a bo ut t he p ric e an d i t i s a sh a me P O OR TURNOUT DIS AP POI NT S A T H U RR IC ANE REL I EF C ONC ER T BAHAMIAN music stars such as Bodine (above), Visage, Geno D, Ronn ie B utle r, El on Mo xe y a nd o the rs were a dv e rtis ed t o pe rform a t th e e v en t a l t ho u g h a po o r l oc a l tu rn -o u t wa s a b i g d i s a pp o i nt m e nt fo r organisers. 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T H E T R I BU N E S E C T I O N CA R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T06 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 Jus t a f e w i m a g e s o f w h a t w e t h e Bah amas l ooked l ike 40 .. 50 .. .6 0. .. years in the past BUSY in the process of making the Bahamas a better place, Freddie Maura headed the Bahamas News Bureau Photo Department from the 1940s through the 1990s. He took thousands of the photographs, made movies and produced post cards. Lest we forget the efforts that have made our tourist industry what it is today. BY ROLAND ROSE O CT OBER IN THE GARD E NOCTOBER in The Bahamas is a seminal month, one in which we go from summer to winter in very short order. The shallow waters that lap our islands will drop in tempera ture dramatically and most Bahamians will put away their swimwear until April.The end of October will give us the perfect conditions to start veg e t a b l e s a n d f l o w e r s o f a l l s o r t s T o ma t oe s s o wn in Oct o be r of t en o ve rt a ke t h os e p la nt ed s ix we ek s ea rlie r in h otte r w ea the r. To mat oes ne ed c oo l ni gh ts i n orde r to set fru it a n d b y t h e e n d o f O c t o b e r a n y pl a n ts t ha t a r e f lo w e ri n g w i l l b e c an d i d a t e s t o g i v e u s t o m a t o e s i n December. A great number of popular vege t a b l e s n e e d c o o l c o n d i t i o n s i n o rd e r to germinate successfully and grow a t t he i r o p ti m u m r a te Th e s e i n c l u d e En gl is h p eas al l k ind s of let t uce, spinach and cauliflower. Many gardeners only begin their v e g e t a b l e p l o t s o n c e O c t o b e r i s ov e r, ta k in g a dv a nt ag e o f th e c oo l er and closer to ideal weather condi tions. They may not have tomatoes fo r C h ri s t m a s b u t w h a t e v e r t h e y so w tends to grow quickly and reliably. For those of us growing in early Oc to b e r, r e m e mb e r t o se t ou t p l a n ts li k e b e e t s a n d c a rr o ts i n s q ua r e g r id s ra th er t ha n i n w a st e fu l ro w s. Fi g ur e out the space each plant needs and so w t h e s e e ds a c c o r di n g ly W i th re g ul ar w a te rin g a nd fe e di ng the pl an ts w i ll no t m i n d b e i n g a l i t tl e c ro w d e d For plants that have to be grown in rows, keep the distance between ro w s as s ho rt as p o ssi b le a n d tr y a n d make your rows double ones. Snap beans are usually grown in rows to aid harvesting. Throughout the summer months we ha d to d e pe nd u po n fl ow e rs t ha t w er e to le r ant of hi gh h ea t co nd itions, and that limited our choices. No w t hat October has ar r ived w e c an gr o w ju s t ab ou t an y an n ua ls even those not normally associated with subtropical conditions. Many f low er ing sh rubs apprecia te c o o l e r c on d i t i o n s a n d f l o w e r b e t t e r i n a ut um n a n d w in te r Th e B o li v i a n s u n f l o w e r t r e e i s a s t r i k i n g e x a mp le I f the shr ub s n e e d pru ni n g then now is the time to do a little trimming, nothing drastic. Roses are usually cut back quite se v ere l y in O c tob er to a ll ow for lo ts o f new f l owering g r ow th. M ost gardeners will not be doing pr uning t h i s O c t o b e r a s H u r r i c a n e I r e n e forced us to do the job in August. W e o f t e n t a k e o u r p a l m s f o r gr an te d bu t i t i s go od p r act ice to f ert ili se a ll p al ms tw o or thr ee t ime s a y ea r u sin g a pa l m sp ec i a l fe rt il is er Palm fertilisers include a sufficient p ercen tage of mang anese and ma gnesium in order to keep the fronds of all palm varieties a glossy green. Fr uit an d c it ru s tr ees s hould be given an autumn treat of iron, fert i l i s e r a n d m i n o r e l e m e n t s I n amounts given of the package, mix S e q u e s t r e n e 1 3 8 w i t h wa t e r i n a large bucket and apply as a drench to the bole of the tree. Sc atter fruit t re e sp e c i a l f e rt i l iz er o r 6 6 -6 a ro u n d th e dr ip li ne, th e amo un t ap pl ied va r y in g wi t h t h e s i ze o f t h e t r e e. T h e n c o m p l e t e t h e j o b w i t h a n a ppl ic ati on of min or e le men t spray w ith a little spreader/sticke r added T hi s is i mp o r t an t a s cit r u s le av es ten d to s he d liquids ins tan t ly A litt l e l i q u i d s o a p ca n b e u s e d as a spreader/sticker but is not as effective as the commercial offerings. It will be a while before the lawn r e al i se s su mm e r is o v e r. I f y ou h a ve S t Aug ustine grass you may w ish to let it seed during October and then give a final mowing in November. gardenerjack@coralwave.com By GARDENER JACKGREEN SCENE THE end of October will give us the perfect conditions to start vegetables and flowers of all sorts. Freddie Maura

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2011 LIST OF NOMINEES:(The BET Hip Hop Awards kick off next Tuesday at 8pm) BEST HIP HOP VIDEONominees: Big Sean f/ Chris Brown My Last Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Look At Me Now DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Im On One Eminem f/ Rihanna Love The Way You Lie Kanye West f/ Rihanna All Of The Lights Lesh says: My vote goes to Im On One and My Last. I am almost certain that one of the two will take the award, they are both great videos! Farrah says: Im On One! REESES PERFECT COMBO AWARD (BEST COLLAB)Nominees: Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Hustle Hard (Remix) Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B Country Sh*t (Remix) Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Look At Me Now DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Im On One Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz Out Of My Head Lesh says: Im On One will be tak ing this one too! Farrah says: As bad as I want to say Im On One Lesh, I have to go with Hustle Hard (Remix) Dont stop the party we be getting gnarly. BEST LIVE PERFORMERNominees: Busta Rhymes Cee-Lo Green Jay-Z Lil Wayne Kanye West Lesh says: Im really not a fan of CeeLo, but Id have to go with him on this one because he always brings his creativity to the stage. Farrah says: When Cee-Lo Green pulled out the bottle of oil sheen and sprayed his wig during his BET Award performance tribute to Patti Labelle I knew he was an entertainer. Cee-Lo it is! LYRICIST OF THE YEARNominees: Jay-Z Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West Lesh Says: Ahhh this is kind of tough, but Id have to go with Lil Wayne. Farrah Says: Lil Wayne! MVP OF THE YEARNominees: Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West Wiz Khalifa Lesh says: Wow, this is a good line up, anyone of them can walk away with it. Farrah says: Lil Wayne got this one. TRACK OF THE YEARNominees: 6 Foot 7 Foot Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz) Black and Yellow Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa) Im On One Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) Look At Me Now Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne &Busta Rhymes) My Last Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown) Lesh says: Im On One Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) Farrah says: Yes I agree, Lsh, Drake got this one. CD OF THE YEARNominees: Big Sean Finally Famous Lupe Fiasco LASERS Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers Lesh says: Nicki, Nicki, Nicki! Farrah says: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday ROOKIE OF THE YEARNominees: Big K.R.I.T. Big Sean Frank Ocean Diggy Simmons Tyler the Creator Wiz Khalifa Lesh says: Id have to go with Diggy Simmons because I never expected him to blow up so big, he so talented. Farrah Says: Big Sean! MADE-YOU-LOOK AWARD(BEST HIP HOP STYLE)Nominees: Jay-Z Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Kanye West Wiz Khalifa Lesh Says: Nicki will get this one, that girl is always making you look. Farrah Says: Miss Minaj BEST CLUB BANGERNominees: Ace Hood Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger) DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Im On One (Produced by TMinus) Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh) Waka Flocka Flame No Hands (Pro duced by Lex Luger) Wiz Khalifa Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate) YC Worldwide f/ Future Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital) Lesh Says: DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Im On One (Produced by T-Minus) Farrah Says: Ace Hood Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger) BEST MIXTAPENominees: Big K.R.I.T. Return Of 4Eva B.o.B No Genre J. Cole Friday Night Lights Kendrick Lamar Section .80 Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Lesh says: J Coleeeeeeeeeeee Farrah days: I heard a few things about Frank Ocean so I hope he wins. HUSTLER OF THE YEARNominees: Diddy Jay-Z Lil Wayne Rick Ross Kanye West Lesh says: All these guys are real hustlers. Farrah says: Puff Diddy Y A H E A R G O S S I P C O R N E R D A Y C H A R T S L I N EDiggy Simmons'COPY & P ASTE'"I'll never stop. Keep me on the job when they be tryna. Copy and paste me, copy and paste me. I'm on and I be in my zone and they be tryna copy and paste me, copy and paste me, I'm gone. My shoe game look here I'm rockin 'em. Moccasins or go Jeremy Scott on 'em Loubotin look like they got spots on it. My ratings up cause everybody's watching it."T H E B E S T O F T H E U N D E R 2 1 S T A R S1. WHIP MY HAIRWillow Smith2. COPY & PASTEDiggy Simmons3. NEVER SAY NEVERJustin Bieber4. MY GIRLMindless Behavior5. LITTLE SECRETLil Twist6. ANOTHER PLANETJawan Harris7. JUST FRIENDSJonas Brothers8 D Y N A M I T EChina McClain9. WHO SAYSSelena Gomez10. WHEN I LOOK AT YOUMiley Cyrus T H E T R I B UN E S E CT I O N CA R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T07 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 YA HEAR rapper Maino and Big Sean squashed their beef on the BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet? Who would have thought they had problems to begin with? Word on the blogs is that Maino interrupted Big Sean's interview on the red carpet to address some things he said about him. YA HEAR Queen Latifah has a new movie hitting theatres real soon? The singer/actress has part nered with actress Keke Palmer and country music singer Dolly Parton in their new movie 'Joyful Noise.' In the movie, the queen plays the role of a church choir member with hopes of taking her town choir to the big leagues. YA HEAR Beyonc brought out a little teaser for her 'Countdown' video? Beyonc is keeping her fans on edge, every day its something new from the mother-to-be. YA HEAR rapper Bow Wow got into a little scuffle with the po po? According to blog site Necole Bitchie, Bow Wow paid a visit to Indianapolis for the Circle City Classic football game where he performed during a post game concert along with Monica. He wanted to get up close and personal with his fans so he proceeded to run around the field and jump into the crowd. The crowd loved every moment of it but the security and police werent too pleased because they had to chase him around the field to make sure things didnt get out of hand. Eventually, his mic was cut off dur ing his performance and he became visibly angry while walking off the field, almost getting into a spat with police. YA HEAR the twist and confu sion surrounding the basketball wives Shaunie and Kimsha? It was alleged that the wife of Ron Artest, Kimsha, posted a message on her Facebook page throwing shade on Shaunie Oneal's name for excluding her from the current season of Basketball Wives LA. BAHAMIAN singing sensation Bodine BE Johnson is lending a hand to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas during its cancer awareness month with her hit single Push. The singer will donate proceeds from the online sales of her recently released single to the Cancer Society. I know many people affected by cancer of all types, and I may not be physically able to help them all, but being able to use the song to encourage them financially and otherwise is for me hopefully a step in the right direction," said Bodine. The song Push speaks about being passionate about ones dreams no matter the circumstances. By LESH TH E ho t t opi c l ast w ee k w as tha t rap pe r Fa bol ous a nd R& B si ng er Ra y J re po rte dly go t i nto a n al te rca ti on fo llo w ing a co nc e rt a t the P al ms Hot el i n La s Ve ga s. The c l ash e nd ed i n R a y J b ei ng e sco rte d aw a y by th e po lic e in ha nd c uffs. The re po rts f rom the pop ul ar the b lo g site "N e co le B it ch ie pu ll ed fro m tw ee ts of ey e w itn esse s su gg e sted th at R ay J sw ung at Fa bol ous fi rst a s a resu lt of Fa bol ou s po ki ng fun a t Ra y J a bo ut sing in g One W i sh i n Flo yd s liv in g roo m duri ng a n HB O spe c ia l tha t ai red o ve r th e w ee ke nd Tho se tw ee ts did not si t t oo w el l wi th the sing e r. Fol low i ng th e bra w l, a n an gry R a y J pho ne d in to N ew Yo rk Ci ty 's Pow e r 1 05 "B re ak fa st C lu b" sh ow w i th DJ En vy C ha rma la gn e the God a nd An ge la Y e e to pl ea d his c ase Inst ea d of ha nd lin g th e situ ati on ap prop ria te ly the so ft spo ke n R a y J w e a ll kno w c hose t o thro w sha de o n Fab ou los' na me The b log s ite a lso n ote d tha t Ra y J ma de c la im s t ha t F ab olo us wa s stil l ru nn ing from h im a nd tha t he w a s g oi ng to g et h im to c al l i nto The B re ak fa st c lu b and a po lo gi se. He ra nte d: Do n t d isre spe c t m e. I w ill sma c k y ou u p ag ai n, fo ol P eo ple sa id R a y J go t b ea t up ? All I ha ve t o sa y i s if y ou ha v e Fa bs nu mbe r, te ll h im to se nd a pi c ture o f h is fa ce ri gh t now D on t disre spe c t m e a nd Flo yd lik e th at. I pl ay p ia no on t ha t (d ud e), pi an o ev e ry da y. Th at s m y bi g bro We g re w up tog e the r. So if y ou th ink I ju st c a me o ve r the re a nd sa ng a so ng, y ou g ot m e tw iste d. I m w ith th e mo ne y tea m rig ht n ow He s runn in g from m e. Alt hou gh th e tw o ho sts t rie d t he ir be st t o c al m R a y J do w n, he co nti nu ed to ra nt a bou t Fa bol ous a ng ere d him : T h ey thi nk I si ng song s an d ru n aro un d h ere an d d o da nc e s, I don t pl ay t he m ga me s, ma n. I go t thre e ne w Ro llsRo yc e o utsi de a nd Im t ire d o f be ing hum bl e. I m tire d of be in g lo w ke y. N ow Im ab out to p ull m y w hi ps o ut, I m ab ou t to sh ow ya l l wh at m y cr ibs lo ok li ke ." The e nti re sit ua tio n t urne d in to a he sa id, he sa id ba ttl e aft er Fa bol ou s c a lle d in to Pow e r 1 05 to tal k to DJ Cl ue a bo ut hi s v ersion o f t he sto ry. "Th is isn' t a big t hi ng to m e. R ay i s g oi ng to ha ve to resp ond a nd p rov e tha t he d id w ha t he sa id he did to m e. I ma de a co up le jo ke s o n Tw itte r a bo ut R ay J sing in g on th e pi an o during Flo yd Ma yw e at he r's 2 4/ 7 show B ut pe ople are t ak ing i t too se riou s," t he ra pp er sai d. Fa bol ous w en t on to sa y: The re' s n o wa y Ra y J i s g et tin g an yt hin g of f o n me No thi ng N e v e r N ev e r e ve r. I d on 't wa nt p eo ple t o thi nk I d id n't re spo nd be c au se he g ot som ethi ng o n m e Bu t a ny bo dy re a l d oe sn' t b el ie ve Ra y -J 's m ad e up sto ry. In an in te rvi ew wi th a fe w B a ha mia ns w ho sha red th ei r t hou gh ts o n the si tua ti on, Mr Larry G ib bs* sa id : I re al ly b el ie ve R a y J is go ing thro ug h so me th ing I t hin k he i s g oin g ba nkru pt be c au se he d id nt bri ng o ut an y mu sic i n a wh il e. Th e la st t hin g I h ea rd of R ay J w as hi s re al ity show s. Ka y la Do rset t a dd ed : It w a s v ery i mm ature o f Ra y J to d o suc h a thi ng a nd I rea ll y thi nk th at c el eb riti es are tak in g the se soc i al w eb site s, Tw itte r spec i fic a ll y, w a y too se rio u s D eri ck a Do na ld not ed : An d pe op le w on de r w hy the y ou th are a c tin g v iol en tly t he se da ys, i ts be c au se of the me dia and w h at th ese c el eb riti es port ray It is j ust sa d, I u sed t o l ik e B ran dy s b roth er a s a n arti st, bu t h e sol d him sel f sh ort if y ou a sk m e. 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T H E T R I BU N E S E C T I O N CA R T S & E N T E R T A I N M E N T08 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 WE h ad the J ack son F ive in th e 70s, th e Bal dwin b oy s in t h e 80 s and the H anson b roth ers i n 9 0 s. No matter t h e dec ade, t h e enter tai n me nt industr y coul d al ways b oast famo us sib lings W h ether th ey w e re c ompetitive with one anoth er or w or ked as a t e am, th e star power of sisters and b roth ers is a for c e to b e rec kon ed w ith Let's c he ck out som e of the hottest c eleb sib ling s today MADEY O U L O O K | Venus & Serena Williams | | Tia & Tamera Mowry | | Jaden & Willow Smith | | Paris & Nikki Hilton | | Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen | | Brittany & Cynthia Daniel | | Dakota & Elle Fanning | | Beyonc & Solange Knowles |

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.netSince the no contest decision against former undisputed world heavyweight champion Evander The Real Deal Holyfield, Grand Bahamian Sherman The Tank Williams is finally getting some action in the ring again. Williams, fighting out of Vero Beach, Florida, is scheduled to head to Moscow, Russia, Thursday for a four-week training camp followed bya professional boxing show on November 5. Its been a difficult summer. I ended up with some disappointment after we couldnt get the Holyfield rematch scenario sorted out, Williams said yesterday. They sanctioned me a fight to fight Rafael Zambrano, but I couldnt get the Ministry of Tourism to come on board and so the promoters pulled out. Williams, 39, was preparing for a November 12 fight that he was also hoping would have taken place in the Bahamas, but he said that also fell through in September when the promoters from North Carolina were unable to secure a deal with sports tourism. They wanted some form of support to bring live television to bring the fight to the Wyndham Hotel, he said. Unfortunately, it left me in a position to stay in the gym. An opportunity presented itself for me to headline a fight in Atlanta, but a better deal came up for me to train in Moscow, Russia, with Alexander Povetkin, the number one contender for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title. With Povetkin headlining a fight on November 5 in Moscow, Williams said he has been guaranteed a fight on the undercard at the completion of the training camp. While there is a possibility that he could still end up fighting Zambrano, Williams said he will be prepared to take on whoever they set up for him because hes eager to get back in the ring after the fight with Holyfield on January 22 in West Virginia. I was hoping to get the rematch with Holyfield, but that didnt come off and I also had two other fights that didnt come off, he said. So right now, Im ready to fight any body because it seemed like it is becoming harder for me to get a fight since I got the better of Holyfield, although they didnt give me the decision. In March, Williams said Holyfield told his camp that there was no way that he was going to be willing to fight him in a rematch unless he was forced to do so. Its been a roller coaster this summer, but Ive stayed in the gym and now Im anxious to fight, he said. Im definitely looking forward to training and showcasing my talent in Moscow. James Toney, who held world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweight divisions and is now campaigning in the heavyweight division, will also be in the training camp and is expected to compete on the show. Im looking forward to this fight and before the year is out, I want to come home and showcase my tal ent before the Bahamian crowd, he stated. We talked about it for a long time, but it has always been a problem getting it all set up. But before Im done, I really want to come home and headline a show. THETRIBUNE SECTIONE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 INSIDE TRAK TTUURRNN TTOO 22EE......TTUURRNN TTOO 55EE....TTUURRNN TTOO 77EE...... BAISS JUNIOR BOYS SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS: QC DEFEATS NCA 7-2NEW ZEALAND FAITHFUL ENSURE RUGBY WORLD CUP STAGE 1 IS A SUCCESSNFL ACTION: DOLPHINS OWNER: SPARANO REMAINS THE RIGHT COACHNFL MONDAY NIGHT: COLTS ARE STILL TRYING TO PULL OUT OF MESSY START BAISS SENIOR BOYS SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS: QC T AKES ON ST. ANNES TTUURRNN TTOO 88EE.. TTUURRNN TTOO 44EE...... CATHOLIC PRIMARY BOYS INDOOR BASKETBALL SEASON OPENS TODAY By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net FOR the first time, the Catholic Board of Educations Primary School Boys basketball season will play all of their games indoors at Loyola Hall. The season is slated to open 3:30pm today and Catholic school sports co-ordinator Vanta Culmer said they are looking forward to a very competitive season with the change in venue. Normally, the regular season games were played on a home-andaway basis at the six participating schools. The sudden death playoffs and best-of-three championships were taken indoors at Loyola Hall. But this year, Culmer said, everybody will get to see everybody in the same environment for the entire season with a double header being played every Monday and Wednes day through the end of November. Theres one exception with a double header on October 18. We appreciate what was done in the past, said Culmer, who commended Patricia Pat Coakley, the former co-ordinator, who initiated the league. We just feel that in order to ensure that our athletes are put in the best environment to be better and wellrounded students, we want to ensure that they have a chance to play on the best surface that they can. Coakley, who passed on the reigns of the sporting programme to Culmer, will officially open the season for the second consecutive year in between the two games scheduled for today. In the opening game, the battle of the fifth and sixth place teams from last year, the St Thomas More Sparks and St Francis/Joseph Shockers, will take place. The final game today will be a rematch of last years final between the pennant winners and champions St Cecilias Strikers and Our Ladys Blue Flames. The other schools entered in the league are the St Bedes Crushers and the Xaviers Giants. Those two teams are expected to clash in the first game on October 10 and the feature game is to be played between the Shockers and the Blue Flames. Each team will play against each other twice before the regular season comes to a close on November 28. The playoffs are set for November 30 and the best-of-three champi onship is slated for December 5-7. Looking ahead, Culmer said its still too early to make any predictions but she expects that all of the teams will be very competitive. With the games now being played indoors, I think it will allow the teams to play much better, she said. They have the floor and the game clock, so that could make a big difference in how a team plays. Culmer said they are also looking at generating more fan participation with the games being played in the same environment. Fans, however, will have to pay a $1 entrance fee. The Tank is eager to headline show at home Sherman Williams set for Russia training camp, pro boxing show in November SHERMAN WILLIAMS (left) squares off with Evander Holyfield in West Virginia on January 22. The bout was a no contest.

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SPORTS PAGE 2E, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS BAISS SOFTBALL: JUNIOR BOYS QC Comets beat NCA Crusaders 7-2 POWER PLAY: The Queens College Comets junior boys defeated the Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders 7-2 in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools junior boys action Tuesday. Highlights of that game can be seen here. Photosby ClintHiggs

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WHILE New Breed closed out the mens divisional play with a win, the Bommer George Lady Operators pushed the battle for the womens playoffs to the limit. On Monday night, the 2nd place Lady Operators blanked the Sigma Brackettes 7-0 in the opening game in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. With the loss, the Brackettes dropped into a two-way tie for the third and fourth spots with the defending champions Wildcats. The two were scheduled to break the tie last night. The winner of Tuesday nights game between the Brackettes and the Wildcats would go on to play the Lady Operators. The loser will face the pennant winning Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks in the playoffs. On the mens side, the second place Island Luck Truckers ran out of players to use in an injury-plagued game and although they were leading 9-8 in the sixth, they ended up forfeiting to the pennant winning New Breed. The game, however, didnt have an playoff implications but could be a taste of the championship series. As the pennant winners, New Breed is slated to play the fourth place Johns Buccaneers and in the other series, the Truckers are scheduled to square off against third place Dorin United Hitmen. If you remember, the Truckers and the Hitmen contested the mens title last year, but after there was a dispute over who won the pennant, no champion was eventually crowned after the two met in the final. Heres a summary of the games played Monday night: L L a a d d y y O O p p e e r r a a t t o o r r s s 7 7 , B B r r a a c c k k e e t t t t e e s s 0 0 Desiree Coakley spun a two-hitter with 10 strike-outs to posting one of her most impressive games for the season. Neressa Seymour led Bommer Georges offensive attack with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, scoring a pair of runs. Vantrice Bowleg was 2-for-3 with a run batted in and two scored. Geniece Barr helped out by going 1-for-3 with two RBI and both LaThera Brown and Christine Edmond were 1-for-3 with a run scored. Bommer George scored a run in the second, four in the third and two more in the fifth for the lopsided win. Riquel Smith and Krystal Delancey had the only two hits for the Brackettes. Ernestine Stubbs went the distance, giving up eight hits with four strike outs for the loss. N N e e w w B B r r e e e e d d 8 8 , T T r r u u c c k k e e r r s s 9 9 Its not normal to see the final score the way it turned out. But in the bottom of the sixth inning, both teams were short of players, resulting in managers Martin Pork Burrows (New Breed) and Perry Seymour (Island Luck) having to play. Holding a one-run lead going into the sixth, the Truckers didnt have any more substitute players and as a result of an injury to one of their players, they couldnt continue playing. New Breed was awarded the win. They used three pitchers, including starter Martin Burrows Jr, Ken Wood Jr and Angelo Butler as they combined for nine hits with two strike outs to get the better of the duel with the Truckers starter Greg Mortimer and reliever Leroy Thompson, who together gave up eight hits with two strike outs as well. Burrows Jr was the top offensive batter for New Breed, going 3-for-4 with a RBI, Butler was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored, Eugene Pratt was 1-for-3 with a RBI and run scored, Addie Finley was 2-for-3 with two runs, Jordan Gibson 1-for3 and Nardo Gilbert 1-for-2, both scoring a run. For Island Luck, Gregory Mortimer went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, Marvin Wood 2-for-2 with a RBI, Seymour 1-for-2 with two runs, Olando White 2-for-2 with a run, Javier Bowe 1-for-3 with a RBI and two runs, Marvin Wood 2-for-2 with a RBI, Ramon Johnson 2-for-4 with a run and Julian Collie 1-for-3 with two runs. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011, PAGE 3E M M A A R R K K K K N N O O W W L L E E S S C C E E L L E E B B R R I I T T Y Y I I N N V V I I T T . MARK Knowles is pleased to announce the annual Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational is set to be held December 1-4 at the Atlantis resort by presenting sponsor MDC-Partners and organised by the Mark Knowles Management Group (MKMG). This years featured play ers are Andy Roddick, Xavier Malisse and Sabine Lisicki with some additional stars to be announced at a later date. The organisers plan to hold a Pro/Am doubles tourna ment for platinum sponsors, a Pro Exhibition and an opportunity for top Bahamian junior tennis players to inter act with the visiting pros. B B S S C C S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L O O P P E E N N I I N N G G THE Baptist Sports Council is slated to begin the 2011 Bishop Neil C Ellis Softball Classic Saturday on the wholesalers field at Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Three games will officially kick off the season. In the 19-and-under opener at 10am, defending champi ons Macedonia will play runners-up Temple Fellowship. In the co-ed division, defending champions Golden Gates will play against runners-up St Pauls at 11am. Following a brief opening ceremony, the final game will be played in the mens division between Mt. Tabor and Temple Baptist. The league is being held this year in honour of Bishop Neil C. Ellis, senior pas tor of Mt. Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church, who is a former executive officer and former player in the BSC's softball league. C C Y Y C C L L I I N N G G T T O O U U R R D D E E N N E E W W P P R R O O V V I I D D E E N N C C E E THE Tour de New Providence will be held over the weekend of October 29-30, starting and finishing at the Clifton Heritage Park parking lot at Clifton Pier. There will be a race for the competitive cyclists and noncompetitive cyclists. Prizes will also be presented to the oldest and youngest participants. For more information, interested persons can visit musgrovebarron@hotmail.co m or call 425-1057. R R E E V V . B B A A C C K K F F O O R R D D C C L L A A S S S S I I C C THE Baptist Sports Councils Rev. Enoch Backford Track and Field Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Octo ber 22 at the Thomas A Robinson. Competition will be held in the under-7, under9, under-11, under-13, under15, under-17 men and women divisions. For further information, interested persons can contact BSC director Brent Stubbs. T T R R I I A A T T H H L L O O N N THE 25th annual Conch man Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It will comprise of a one-kilo metre swim, a 25k bike ride and a 5k run. Interested persons can register by logging onto the Facebook Event Page, e-mail organiser Bert Bell at bertbell@coralwave.com or calling him at 727-5886 or 7275381. SPORTS INBRIEF XAVIER MALISSE ANDY RODDICK SABINE LISICKI NPSA SOFTBALL THE New Providence Oldtimers Softball Association continued its regular season with a series of games played over the weekend at the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park, Southern Recreation Grounds. Heres a summary of the games played: S S i i x x P P a a c c k k A A b b s s 1 1 7 7 , C C a a b b i i n n e e t t W W o o r r l l d d 1 1 4 4 Benji Armbrister went 4for-5 with a home run, driving in three runs and scoring as many times, while Foster Dorsett was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run, Dennis Davis 2-for-6 with a homer, six RBI and two runs and Randolph Coakley 1-for-4 with two runs. Foster Dorsett got the win and Val Munroe was saddled with the loss. In a losing effort, Tyrone Brown was 4-for-5 with six RBI and three runs, Brian Cartwright 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run, Raymond Rolle 2-for-4 with a RBI and three runs and Troy Bodie 20for-4 with three RBI and a run. D D o o z z e e r r P P r r o o s s 1 1 8 8 , B B T T C C V V i i b b e e s s 6 6 Godfrey Willie was 2-for-3 with a homer, a RBI and four runs, Kwith Moss 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and three runs and Nat Porter 3-for-3 with a RBI and two runs. Roberto Goodman was the winning pitcher and Steven Hepburn was the loser. Kirkwood Ferguson was 2for-3 with a RBI, Thomas Sears 1-for-1 with a RBI and run scored, Marvin Lloyd 1for-2 with a RBI and run and Joe Stubbs 1-for-1 with a run. T T r r u u c c k k e e r r s s 2 2 4 4 , C C o o r r n n e e r r B B o o y y z z 4 4 Philip Culmer went 3-for-4 with two homers, driving in six runs and scoring four times, Charles Rolle was 4for-4 with a homer, three RBI and four runs, Ronald Seymour 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and four runs and Richard Bastian 4-for-4 with three homers, six RBI and four runs. Alfred Munnings was the winning pitcher and Harold Fritzgerald got the loss. Jason Sweeting was 1-for2 with a RBI and a run, Greg Smith 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run and Damien Robin son 1-for-1 with a run. B B T T C C V V i i b b e e s s 1 1 7 7 , U U n n i i q q u u e e G G i i a a n n t t s s 1 1 3 3 Marvin Lloyd and Joe Stubbs were both 5-for-5 with Lloyd hitting a homer, driving in three runs and scoring four times, while Stubbs had two RBI and scored three times in the win. Greg Ferguson was 2-for-5 with a RBI and two runs; Dan Bourne was also 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs and Kirkwood Ferguson 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run. Steven Hepburn picked up the win on the mound and Wesley Forbes was tagged with the loss. Forbes helped his own cause by going 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs, McNeil Albury was 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs, Jeff Randall 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run and Harry Gardiner 1for-3 with two RBI and three runs. C C a a b b i i n n e e t t W W o o r r l l d d 2 2 7 7 , D D a a B B o o y y z z 2 2 2 2 Sherman Ferguson was a perfect 5-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and five runs, Ricardo Brown 4-for-6 with three RBI and four runs, Stephen Robinson 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and four runs and Gary Hanna 3for-5 with three RBI and three runs in the win. Val Munroe was the win ning pitcher and Alvin Lightbourne suffered the loss. In a losing effort, Andy Percentie was 4-for-6 with a homer, four RBI and four runs, Gershlyn Wilkinson 3for-4 with two homers, four RBI and three runs, Shayne Albury was 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBI and two runs and Dominic Elliott 2for-5 with a RBI and three runs. K K C C C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n 1 1 5 5 , W W i i l l l l i i a a m m C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n J J e e t t s s 5 5 Roosie Archer was 3-for-4 with a RBI and two runs, Andrew Stubbs 3-for-4 with two runs, Prince Huyler 2-for3 with a RBI and run, Lopez Huyler 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs and Dave Adderley 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run. Johnny Armbrister was the winning pitcher and Arthur Johnson got the loss. Delano Small went 2-for-3, Trevor Bethel 1-for-2 with a homer, a RBI and a run, Martin Burrows 1-for-3 with a RBI and run and Danny Stubbs 1-for-3 with a RBI. W W i i l l l l i i a a m m C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n J J e e t t s s 1 1 4 4 , K K C C C C o o n n s s t t r r u u c c t t i i o o n n 1 1 2 2 Elgin Smith was 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and four runs, Mike Smith 2-for-3 with a RBI and run, Arthur Johnson 2-for-2 with a run and Danny Stubbs 2-for-2 with two runs. Stubbs also got the win on the mound. Johnny Armbris ter was tagged with the loss. Prince Hutler was 2-for-4 with three runs, Lorenzo Carter 2-for-2, Kelson Armbrister 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a run, Roosie Archer 4-for-5 with two runs and Diego Saunders 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and three runs. N N o o t t e e : : The NPOTSA is scheduled to continue with another full slate of games at the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park on Saturday and Sunday. OLD-TIMERS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION REGULAR SEASON ACTION New Breed closes out with a victory Lady Operators push playoff battle to limit PLAYBACK: The second place Island Luck Truckers hit the field with third place Dorin United Hitmen (file photo) .Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

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Photosby ClintHiggs SPORTS PAGE 8E, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS BAISS SOFTBALL: SENIOR BOYS QC Comets vs. St Annes Bluewaves FIELD PLAY: The Queens College Comets faced the St Annes Bluewaves in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools senior boys action on Tuesday. Highlights of that game can be seen here.