Gionee W909 flip phone comes with two touchscreens, fingerprint scanner

first_imgChinese company Gionee has launched a new premium flip-phone, aka the W909 that comes with dual touchscreens, fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing purposes. The phone is exclusive to China for now, with no word yet regarding its global availability and pricing. The W909 has been priced at CNY 3,999 (about Rs 41,000) in China.The Gionee W909 boasts of an all-metal build with a 2.5D glass front and high-end specifics. It comes with a 4.2-inch HD IPS display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6755M processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card.The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE connectivity. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with phase detection autofocus and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front camera.The W909 uses a 2,530mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 29.7 hours of talk time and up to 408 hours of standby time.The company has also unveiled the entry-level P5 mini in Nigeria. The P5 mini comes with a 4.5-inch IPS display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6580M? processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is expandable.It sports a 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and will be available in the colours: black, blue, and white. There seems to be no word about its global availability and pricing as of now. advertisementlast_img read more

Matthew McConaughey willing to return to True Detective

first_imgLos Angeles, Jun 25 (PTI) Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey says that he has had conversations with Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of “True Detective” about a possible return to the series.McConaughey, 46, had won rave reviews for his performance as Rust Cohle in the first season of the HBO crime anthology series which also scored him an Emmy nomination, reported Entertainment Weekly.”It would have to be the right context, the right way. That thing ? when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, Im in,” the actor said.When asked whether he would be interested in returning to the series the “Dallas Buyers Club” star said, “Yeah, I would, I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching True Detective on Sunday nights… I was a happy man when we made that for six months, because I was on my own island.” PTI HKP SHD SHDlast_img read more

LeBron James Tweets Pregame Message For Ohio State Star

first_imgA photo of LeBron James smiling.EL SEGUNDO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs as he speaks on a set during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Urban Meyer’s final game with Ohio State will most likely draw the majority of the attention during the Rose Bowl, but it will also be the last time Parris Campbell plays for the Buckeyes.Although his senior season didn’t end with a chance to play in the College Football Playoff, Campbell has the chance to finish his collegiate career on the right note.While the Washington Huskies feature a physical defense, they’ll have their hands full trying to limit the star wideout. Campbell’s regular season totals of 79 receptions for 992 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns is extremely impressive.There is no question that many Ohio State fans will keep their eyes out on Dwayne Haskins, who might be playing his last game for the Buckeyes, but NBA star LeBron James is focused on watching Campbell on the gridiron.In an awesome post left on Twitter, James offered kind words to the senior leader.Here was James’ message for Campbell:Good luck today lil bro!! Finish your breakfast. @PCampbell21 #OH— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 1, 2019Well, it’s safe to say that James will be tuning in to see his hometown Buckeyes take the field.Ohio State and Washington will kick off at 5:00 p.m. ET from the Rose Bowl.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

34 players called for national hockey camp ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 13:22 IST Hockey India announced 34 players for the national camp ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, starting March 23. (Hockey India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian men’s hockey team will play in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, starting March 23All 18 players who played in the World Cup in December have been retainedThe national camp will take place from February 18-March 18Hockey India on Saturday named 34 players for the senior men’s national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the season’s first tournament — Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.The tournament starts on March 23.Hockey India has retained all 18 players in the Indian team that took part at the World Cup last December, for the month-long camp that concludes on March 18.The list also features Sultan of Johor Cup silver-medal winning India Colts Shilanand Lakra, Suman Beck, Mandeep Mor, Yashdeep Siwach, Vishal Antil and Gursahabjit Singh who had figured in the 34-member camp for the World Cup.Bouncing back in action at the recently concluded 9th Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship (A Division) after recuperating from a career-threatening injury, @ramandeep_31 shares his thoughts on battling hardships.#IndiaKaGame India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 15, 2019The youngsters have been credited for showing continued improvement and potential to match the standards at the senior level.”The team for the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be selected from this core group of 34 players after a selection trial is held in Bengaluru in the last week of February. I am happy to note that the junior players who have recently been inducted into the senior camp have shown significant improvement and that the depth in the group is strong,” said David John, High Performance Director, Hockey India.List of campers:Goalkeepers: P R Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Krishan Bahadur PathakDefenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Pardeep Singh, Suman Beck, Mandeep Mor, Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal SinghadvertisementMidfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Sumit, Simranjit Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Yashdeep Siwach, Vishal AntilForwards: Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Sumit Kumar, Gursahabjit Singh, Shilanand Lakra, S V Sunil.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Hockey IndiaFollow Sultan Azlan Shah CupFollow PR SreejeshFollow Harmanpreet SinghFollow Ramandeep SinghFollow Mandeep SinghFollow Manpreet Singh 34 players called for national hockey camp ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah CupIndian national men’s hockey team will begin their preparation for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia from February 18 at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Agriculture Ministry to Increase Sorghum Cultivation

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to identify more arable lands on which to cultivate sorghum, a crop currently being tested as a substitute grain for animal feed. This was disclosed by portfolio Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, while speaking to journalists today (April 19), following the harvesting of a pilot sorghum crop in Hill Run, St. Catherine. The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group undertook the test project at its facility, to grow sorghum locally for feedstock as a replacement for imported corn. The Minister noted that lands have already been identified at Amity Hall in St. Thomas at one of the nine agro parks being developed across the island, aimed at enhancing food security and cutting the country’s food import bill. He informed that the CB Group will be undertaking this planting exercise and that the land is currently being prepared. “We’re targeting in that agro park, some 1,700 acres. They (CB Group) are moving now to put in 800 (acres)…and we’re trying to identify more lands. They have asked for some 6,000 acres…so the sustainability is there and we are determined to put whatever idle lands we have into production,” the Minister said. Sorghum is a genus of numerous grass species, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are used as fodder plants.  The plants take three to four months to reach maturity and are cultivated in warm climates around the world. “We are not only dealing with sorghum. We are dealing with other crops. We are going to be doing probably over 600 acres of onions. We are already moving with Irish potatoes – a whole slew of things that we’re doing (to utilize arable lands),” Mr. Clarke said. The Minister said he is pleased with the impact that growing the sorghum locally “will have on our importing grains for our animal feed”. “This was just an experimental plot, but the yield has been significant in terms of international standards and it’s just the beginning. This is just a start. What (CB Group) has learnt here is what will help them to improve in production and productivity as we go along,” he stated. Manager, Corporate Affairs, CB Group, Dr. Keith Amiel, informed that 60 per cent of the corn that goes in feedstock is imported, hence the need to create a local substitute. “The idea is to try to see how much of what we’ve been importing we can produce locally….We are going to try to make use of the unused land…it would take us about 6,000 acres to produce 10 per cent of the (crop) locally and of course, we can go up to any amount using the land that’s available,” he said. Agriculture Consultant, Johnny Haer, noted that sorghum is a dry land crop that is grown all over the world, because of its hardiness in drought and dry weather. He pointed  out that this “is one of the reasons why we felt like it would do so good here in Jamaica…I don’t see why sorghum is not going to adapt very well to the Jamaican climate.” He noted that the crop harvested from the 300-acre plot, is estimated to “probably end up yielding…roughly 3,000 pounds per acre or 1.5 tonnes per acre.” CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH-EDWARDSlast_img read more

Stars Donate To Halberg Sports For Life Charity Dinner

first_imgWhat do a bunch of New Zealand sports stars have in common with Venus Williams and Madonna? Answer: all four have tickets and unique memorabilia up for grabs in a live auction organised as part of the 2015 Halberg Sports for Life charity dinner, hosted by the Harcourts Foundation.Items up for auction at the dinner include: a table for ten hosted by former All Blacks star Colin Meads at the 2016 Halberg Awards, a tennis racquet signed by Venus Williams, two tickets to Madonna at Vector Arena in Auckland including dinner at Botswana Butchery, a 2015 Rugby World Cup ball signed by All Black Dan Carter, an autographed photo set commemorating cricketer Brendon McCullum’s 302 against India, dinner with sporting legends Rob Waddell and Barbara Kendall, Poor Knights fishing charters and plenty more.On top of some fantastic sporting and entertainment items to be auctioned live on the night, Sky Sport commentator Scotty Stevenson will host a panel discussion featuring former Black Cap captain Stephen Fleming, former Warriors player Steve Price, New Zealand Rugby Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens and Paralympic Sit Skier Corey Peters.The Harcourts Foundation black tie Halberg Sports for Life charity dinner is taking place on Thursday 30th July at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre. All funds raised will go to the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation, the charity set up by Sir Murray Halberg, which enhances the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation’s work includes a team of Disability Sport Advisers around the country who connect physically disabled people to sport and recreation opportunities in schools, clubs and in their communities as well as providing grants for adaptive sports equipment, lessons and camps.The Harcourts Foundation provides funding to community groups around the country. The inaugural Halberg Sport For Life dinner was in October 2014 with close to $60,000 raised for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.Harcourts Foundation ambassador Emma Revell says it’s fantastic to see so many Kiwis heroes and businesses supporting the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation with their time, or unique memorabilia.“This is will be a fantastic evening out. Not only will there be a chance to collect some sporting treasures and incredible experiences, it is also an important celebration of the work the Harcourts Foundation and the Halberg Disability Foundation do together.“And, of course, it’s an important chance to raise funds to help disabled children around the country. As an organisation we are proud to be associated with the work of the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation.”last_img read more

Venezuela vows to reactivate Goodyear plant

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government says it will reactivate an assembly line after U.S.-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced it will no longer produce tires in the crisis-wracked country.The socialist government said in a statement Tuesday that it aims to preserve some 1,160 jobs. The government has made similar pledges following other plant closures in the past only to see its efforts fall short.It called the Akron, Ohio-based company’s decision to halt production in the industrial city of Valencia illegal and vowed to pursue legal action against its Venezuelan executives for alleged “sabotage.”Goodyear is the latest international corporation to cease operations in Venezuela amid hyperinflation, price controls, U.S. financial sanctions and an economic contraction worse than the U.S. Great Depression.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Minnesota mans family sues Boeing over deadly plane crash

CHICAGO — The family a Minnesota man who died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 Max aircraft that is was involved in the crash and is now being investigated by U.S. prosecutors.The suit was filed Monday in federal court in Chicago, where Boeing is based, on behalf of the family of Mucaad Hussein Abdalla, of St. Cloud, Minnesota. It’s the latest complaint in a growing number of claims against Boeing following two 737 Max crashes within six months.The lawyers representing Abdalla’s family allege that Boeing knew or had reason to suspect a malfunction of a new automated anti-stall system known as MCAS. The lawsuit says the company “actively concealed” the nature of the defects.Boeing declined to comment on the lawsuit.The Associated Press read more

Quest for artifacts in Port Rowan

Contractors rebuilding the Long Point Causeway next year will have to work around an archaeological dig.During an environmental assessment (EA) of the $12-million project last year, an 8.5-acre area south of the intersection of the causeway and Front Road was deemed archaeologically significant.A meticulous “Stage 3” dig is planned for either side of the causeway in this area. The area to be explored measures 375 metres north and south and 30 metres east and west.The archaeological end of the (EA) was overseen by Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services of Toronto and Burlington.Archaeologists knew going in that this area has heritage potential. Six archaeological sites within a kilometre of the causeway are registered with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.One of them is known as the Reimer Site. It was filed with the province in 1968. Test pits in the causeway construction zone turned up dozens of primitive flint tools and flakes resulting from stone tool-making. The archaeological consultants found so much material that a site exploration has been ordered.“The Stage 2 results are consistent with previous studies that show the site occupation to be spread widely across the Lake Erie shoreline, which is not unexpected given that the area has been used intermittently for upward of 10,000 years,” Archaelogical and Cultural Heritage Services says in its report.The consultants suspect the study area is an unexplored extension of the Reimer Site. The survey undertaken 50 years ago concluded that artifacts in the area are “paleo-Indian.”That would place them in the archaic period of the Woodland aboriginal occupation. These were the first aboriginal inhabitants in this part of Ontario. The paleo-Indian period dates to about 9500 B.C., which is shortly after the last of the glaciers receded from the Great Lakes basin at the end of the last Ice Age.The EA for the causeway project was overseen by environmental consulting firm Parsons of London.In his presentation to Norfolk council on April 23, Parsons spokesperson Henry Huotari said contractors will have to find a way to work around the site until the province is satisfied it has surrendered its secrets.“This is going to be a lengthy process,” Huotari said. “It will take months. A lot depends on how many people they throw out there. There will be 10 to 20. But it will be handwork.”In their report, the archaeological consultants describe the painstaking examination ahead for this “large, multi-component lithic scatter.”“This site will be excavated by hand, placing one-metre square units in a 10-metre grid across the site, with additional units amounting to 40 percent of the grid total,” the report says.“These will be placed in areas of interest around units of high artifact counts or other significant areas of the site. The test units should be excavated five centimetres into the sterile subsoil and soil fills screened through six-millimetre wire mesh to facilitate artifact recovery. The sterile subsoil should be troweled and all soil profiles examined for undisturbed cultural deposits.”The report assures the county there will be no further archaeological surprises.The rest of the causeway between Port Rowan and Long Point is of no interest because the land has been dug up and restructured for modern-day uses. Put another way, anything of heritage interest in the road allowance was destroyed or displaced long read more

Security Council team in Côte dIvoire urges steps towards reconciliation

In Côte d’Ivoire’s major city, Abidjan, French Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière said the 14-member delegation had raised questions about the impediments to reconciliation during meetings with President Laurent Gbagbo and with Prime Minister Seydou Elimane Diarra.The UN has set up an Independent Commission of Inquiry for Côte d’Ivoire to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations between mid-September 2002 and the signing of Linas-Marcoussis in January 2003. It has also received a report on alleged atrocities committed during demonstrations in Abidjan and the capital, Yamoussoukro, in late March of this year.The Security Council expects all the Ivorian parties to carry out the responsibilities they have pledged to shoulder, the French Permanent Representative to the UN said. “The goal is shared by all and by the President: free, open and transparent elections should take place in October 2005 and Linas-Marcoussis is the means by which the goal of these elections can be reached.”The UN has fulfilled its pledges with respect to Côte d’Ivoire, he said. “It is now important that the different Ivorian parties fulfil theirs,” he said.All members of the Council except the Russian Federation are taking part in the West African fact-finding mission. The team is scheduled to travel next to Liberia. read more

Mt Gox bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint blames theft by hacking

FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, sitting at second right, attends a press conference at the Justice Ministry in Tokyo. The Tokyo bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, March 3, 2014, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint.(AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint, blames theft by hacking for bankruptcy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2014 1:05 am MDT TOKYO – The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint.In an announcement posted on the Mt. Gox exchange’s website, CEO Mark Karpeles outlined the events that resulted in the company’s insolvency and said there was a “high probability” theft was behind the disappearance of bitcoins.“We will make all efforts to ensure that crimes are punished and damages recovered,” Karpeles said.He said Mt. Gox will try to resume business as a way of increasing repayments to its creditors.The online exchange was unplugged early last week as rumours of its insolvency swirled, adding to doubts about the viability of bitcoins overall. Its woes are a setback for bitcoin, a virtual currency that has grown in popularity since its 2009 creation as a way to make transactions across borders without third parties such as banks.Bitcoin has also become a highly speculative form of investing. But it has comes with risks, as the Mt. Gox debacle has illustrated, partly because bitcoins are not regulated by central banks or other financial authorities.The statement said illegal access to Mt. Gox in early February abused a bug in its computer system.It also said “large discrepancies” were found between the amount of cash held in financial institutions and the amount deposited by users, meaning that about 2.8 billion yen ($28 million) was unaccounted for.Karpeles said Friday that 750,000 bitcoins deposited by users and another 100,000 belonging to the company disappeared. That would amount to about $425 million at recent prices.He repeated the bitcoin numbers in Monday’s statement but said also the complete extent is not yet known.A huge number of transactions must be investigated for a variety of problems to establish the truth, Karpeles said.Mt. Gox set up a call centre at a Tokyo telephone number, open during business hours Monday through Friday, to answer any queries.Karpeles promised to co-operate with the authorities in Japan and overseas in ongoing investigations, and said an expert had been asked to investigate a possible criminal complaint.“All efforts will now be made to restore the business and recover damages to repay debts to creditors. We hope for the understanding and co-operation of all,” he said.Bitcoin proponents have insisted that Mt. Gox is an isolated case, caused by the company’s technological failures.Mt. Gox said its liabilities totalled 6.5 billion yen ($65 million), while its assets totalled 3.8 billion yen ($38 million).A class-action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. federal court in Chicago last week, which claims users had not been properly protected from the exchange’s security breach and instead were told false information, causing the loss of millions of dollars of their bitcoins.__Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at read more

Commentary Buckeye pride survives winters cold at Frozen Diamond Faceoff

Ohio State’s alma mater “Carmen Ohio” states that the bond between Buckeyes and this university lasts through “summer’s heat or winter’s cold.” Never has this been more true than at Sunday’s Frozen Diamond Faceoff. OSU fans have been known to travel to support their team, but rarely does such travel involve braving frigid temperatures for hours at a time. Yet temperatures in the mid-20s didn’t deter Buckeye fans from traveling to Cleveland from across the state and beyond to cheer on the OSU men’s hockey team as they took on Michigan in Ohio’s first-ever outdoor college hockey game. Even as the Wolverines cooled the Buckeyes off on the ice, 4-1, fans stayed put through wind and cold at Progressive Field. And it wasn’t just the fans who showed their dedication to the team. The OSU athletic band performed throughout the game, even performing “Script Ohio” on ice. Though they faced some challenges playing their instruments in freezing temperatures, their enthusiasm never deflated as they performed OSU staples throughout the game. Some band members even opted to keep their mouthpieces in their pockets to keep them warm when they weren’t playing, but when I spoke with them, there were no complaints about the cold. There was only excitement to be playing at such a historic event. The cheerleaders, likewise, trudged through a snow-covered baseball diamond to lead cheers and keep the crowd engaged as the sun set and temperatures continued to drop. The game itself was a spectacle unlike any other I’ve experienced during my time at OSU. The players, it seemed, were in awe of the experience, but their play didn’t have the same fire that many OSU hockey fans have come to expect from the No. 2-ranked team this season. But what the team lacked, the crowd made up for. As Michigan answered OSU’s only goal with two goals of its own in a 28-second period to cap the scoring, the crowd stayed put even though OSU’s hopes for a win had deflated. The final buzzer signaled an OSU fan’s worst nightmare ­— a Michigan victory, but the band still sounded the starting notes of “Carmen Ohio.” In perhaps the only appropriate finale to such an event, the team, the cheerleaders, the band and the fans linked together and sang out the words to the alma mater that they had lived out firsthand. OSU fans have proven their loyalty through “summer’s heat” time and time again. But Sunday, despite a loss to an archenemy, despite the fact that their mouths froze to their instruments and despite the fact that many probably couldn’t feel their toes, OSU fans proved their loyalty through “winter’s cold.” read more

PPP mounts legal challenge over alterations to Local Authority Areas

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCorrect legal deficiencies in Local Authority Areas PPP urges Bulkan in face of legal challengeSeptember 12, 2018In “latest news”Court rules against PPP in challenge against LAAs alteration, Party to appealNovember 10, 2018In “Court”LLA alteration…AG’s jurisdiction application has no merit – Nandlall tells courtSeptember 28, 2018In “latest news” PPP GECOM Commissioner Bibi ShadickThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday filed a legal challenge in the High Court to, among other things, halt the Communities Minister’s alterations to the Local Authority Areas (LLA) which the Opposition has long contended were changed to skew the voting support within areas outlined as their strongholds.This is even though the subject Minister, Ronald Bulkan, has maintained that everything he did was above board.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall filed the Fixed Date Application (FDA) on behalf of PPP Guyana Elections Commissioner (GECOM) Commissioner, Bibi Shadick.The Applicant filed judicial review proceedings in the High Court against decisions of named respondents, Communities Minister Bulkan and Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield.Nandlall told reporters on Monday that the PPP’s action is not geared at delaying the entire Local Government Elections set for November 12 but rather; elections in the contested Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) could be rescheduled until the outcome of the court case.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallIn the writ seen by this publication, the Applicant is seeking a several orders which seek to bring the Communities Minister’s alterations into the conformity with Local Democratic Organs Act, Chapter 28:09.In so doing, the Applicant is petitioning the court to have Bulkan’s orders declared null and void.The Applicant made an application for an Order or Writ of Certiorari to quash Bulkan’s order of holding elections of seven NDCs without first issuing an Order under the Local Democratic Organs Act, to identify the NDCs by name, boundaries, and number of members.These NDCs are Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; and Wyburg/Caracas.The Applicant is also seeking two Orders of Certiorari against GECOM CEO Lowenfield. The first moves to quash the Commission CEO’s decision to fix the exterior boundaries in respect to the said seven NDCs, adding that the move was an abuse of power, illegal and constitutes a “usurpation of the statutory functions” of Minister Bulkan.Minister of Communities, Ronald BulkanA second Certiorari order wants to quash his decision to demarcate constituency boundaries within the said seven NDCs on grounds that his actions did not first involve the consultations of electors and stakeholders which include political parties. In this regard, Shadick views Lowenfield’s actions as irregular or improper exercise of discretion, in bad faith, or having cited irregular consideration, adding that it has no legal effect since this would be a violation of Article 13 of Guyana’s Constitution.More than that, Shadick is seeking an Order or Writ of Mandamus to compel Minister Bulkan, under the Local Democratic Organs Act, to establish the boundaries and number of members in respect to the Municipality of Mahdia and other eight other LLAs so that elections could be held by November 12. These would be Aranaputa/Upper Burro-Burro; Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; Wyburg/Caracas.With regard to the aforementioned NDCs, the Applicant is seeking another Order of Mandamus for Lowenfield for him to hold consultations with stakeholders on the establishment of constituency boundaries within the said Local Authority Areas.The Applicant’s final Order or Writ of Mandamus wants Lowenfield to also hold consultations in relation to the re-demarcation of constituency boundaries in Rose Hall and Rose Hall and 13 NDCs.These are Evergreen/Paradise; Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt; Malgre Tout/Meerzorgen; La Grange/Nismes; Toevlugt/Patentia; Caledonia/Good Success; Woodlands/Farm; Mahaicony/Abary; Zeelust/Rosignol; Blairmont/Gelderland; Ordnance Fortlands/Number 38 Village; Adventure/Bushlot; and Numbers 52-74.Shadick is also seeking the State to pay her court costs in addition to seeking other orders, directions or writs as the court sees fit. Her grounds are that Bulkan failed to issue an order to identify the said boundaries under the Local Democratic Organs Act, making his actions null and void.She meanwhile said that Lowenfield went beyond his exercise of discretion re-demarcating the existing constituency boundaries as outlined in the orders sought before the court.The writ also outlines that the purported establishment of seven NDCs without complying with the provisions of the Local Democratic Organs Act is unlawful, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect. She said too that Lowenfield acted with authorisation in this regard, while adding that Minister Bulkan unilaterally made changes to the number of seats in 14 Local Authority Areas.The PPP has expressed its concern over the recent decision to declare Mahdia in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) a new town. In fact, the party believes that the changes might be a ploy by the coalition Government to have a stronger showing at Local Government Elections.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan however said on Monday afternoon that he was not fazed by the PPP’s legal suit. He told reporters that everything that was executed was done lawfully and above board, signalling that he was not too concerned about the PPP filing its motion.“They’re on record saying that the Minister has the authority to determine the size of Councils and that it all I did. I don’t see why I should be fazed because I’m acting lawfully and legally,” he said.The Minister also rejected the PPP’s claims that he violated Article 13 of the Constitution as outlined in Shadick’s suit. This section speaks to inclusionary democracy. read more

ecom instruments and Intermec announce new intrinsically safe handheld mobile computer

first_imgThe i.roc Ci70 -Ex offers unique industry-firsts among intrinsically safe mobile computers. It is the first product offering resulting from the strategic partnership between Intermec and ecom instruments announced in December 2011. The new i.roc Ci70 -Ex will be exclusively sold and distributed by ecom. It is the latest edition of the award-winning i.roc series of handhelds from ecom and the first to be jointly engineered and developed with Intermec. A new paradigm in intrinsically safe mobile computing, the t offers an unmatched feature set among hazardous environment computers, carries the widest range of explosion-hazardous area approvals worldwide, and is fully compatible with applications originally developed for Intermec 70 series devices operating under Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3.Key features include:Comprehensive wireless networking capabilities–including WWAN (3G CDMA or UMTS via the Qualcomm Gobi 3000 embedded module), WLAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth 2.1 allow for flexible data exchange even in areas with challenging reception conditionsAdvanced, long-range bar code imaging technology pioneered by Intermec and now adapted for intrinsically safe environmentsRadio Frequency Identification (RFID) capability is achieved through modular design that support a wide range of frequencies, from low to ultra-high LF to UHF and ISO Standard frequenciesLike other devices built from the 70 series platform, the i.roc Ci70 -Ex is fully compatible with Intermec Development Library tools and applicationsA wide range of peripherals and accessories make the i.roc Ci70 -Ex a truly complete enterprise business solution.In addition to ecom’s worldwide service support, this device carries global certifications from NEC to ATEX and IECEx. Providing intrinsically safe mobile computing expertise for more than 25 years, the strategic partnership with Intermec leverages more than a 40 year legacy of innovation in rugged enterprise solutions to provide an uncompromising product to meet the demands of the industry’s toughest environments. Combining Intermec’s leadership in rugged mobile computing solutions with ecom’s expertise in hazardous environment computing, this new product is ready to face the most challenging applications.“Today’s mission-critical hazardous area operations demand mobile computing solutions without compromising on current industry-leading technologies,” said Rolf Nied, President of ecom instruments. “Intermec and ecom combined their engineering expertise to integrate these state of the art technologies into this cutting-edge intrinsically safe handheld solution.”“The i.roc Ci70 -Ex offers a best-in-class answer to the growing demand for specialized communications solutions for use in hazardous environments,” said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. “Already equipped with the various worldwide certifications required for explosive atmospheres, this product offers a rugged, efficient and reliable mobile computing solution to empower enterprises in these critical markets.”The flexible i.roc Ci70 -Ex design was influenced to a high degree according to end user requirements and customer needs.Michael M. Haley, Technology Consultant, BP Chief Technology Office stated, “At BP, we believe technology can make a significant impact on the enterprise. We focus on a few technologies with immediate impact that will also benefit long-term business needs. The integration of current and emerging RF communications for large industrial sites could yield greater efficiencies for business operations.”“Explosive environments are among the harshest and most challenging environments in which to operate mobile computing and communications devices. In the i.roc Ci70 -Ex, Intermec, a leading rugged mobile computer vendor, and ecom instruments, a leader in the field of intrinsic safety, have co-developed a uniquely differentiated intrinsically safe rugged handheld computer targeted at these environments. What is especially compelling about this device is that it conforms to all key global certifications – from NEC to ATEX and IECEx – making a truly global platform,” David Krebs, VP Mobile & Wireless at VDC Research.last_img read more

Bastian Rutschmann in FA Goppingen from 201112

Experienced German goalkepper, Bastian Rutschmann (28) signed two years contract with Frisch Auf Goppingen. Rutschmann’s performances in TV Bittenfeld, the team from 2. Bundesliga, showed to FAG coach, Velimir Petković, that he can be usefull part of the team for the next period:– With Enid (Tahirović) that will be a quality duo – said Petković for the German press.FA Goppingen has a good results in the last few years. This season, traditional team is again in the TOP 6 of the German handball, maybe ready for the fight for the EHF Champions League places? Bastian RutschmannEnid TahirovićFA Goppingen HandballVelimir Petkovic ← Previous Story Dragan Gajić on his way to Montpellier? Next Story → Marko Vujin for Handball-Planet: “My wish for 2011 – Kiel”

Carmella filmed this week for future WWE project Raven on Sonya Deville

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram Post Eddie Hearn Twitter WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 RT @SonyaDevilleWWE: Channeling my inner @theraveneffect could have chosen from a million people, well not a million, but.. you get it… Anyway, you chose me, and I am humbled & honored.Thank you!— Raven (@theraveneffect) July 12, 2018Deville responded with.Glad I could do ya justice!— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) July 12, 2018Raven currently hosts a weekly podcast called “The Raven Effect” on Chris Jericho’s network of podcasts on Westwood One.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Videos Articles WWE announces Mixed Tag Team Match for 24/7 Championship to open RAW tonight Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Videos Articles Facebook The following was posted on Instagram earlier this week by Joey Maloney.Malhoney, who handles digital production for WWE, noted that Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella was being filmed for a future WWE project. Carmella replaces Dolph Ziggler, will appear at Oz Comic-Con in Australia Google+ Now Playing Up Next The latest body positive movement on Instagram WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie Sonya Deville Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Braun Strowman Raven on Sonya Deville impersonating himFormer WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA star Raven posted the following on Twitter in response to WWE star Sonya Deville dressing up as him for a recent photo shoot that Smackdown talent did of ECW legends.RT @SonyaDevilleWWE: Channeling my inner @theraveneffect’s funny, when asked who should play me in a movie (which of course will never happen) I always say Kristin Stewart…However, if it was a wrestler playing me,@SonyaDevilleWWE is perfection!— Raven (@theraveneffect) July 12, 2018last_img read more

RTC to weigh in on tolling in letter to Oregon officials

first_imgMembers of the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council agreed Tuesday to join the Vancouver City Council in sending a letter to the Oregon Transportation Commission expressing its thoughts on tolling and project development.The RTC’s vote, however, elicited some debate. Some members urged the RTC to take a stronger stance instead of simply requesting future involvement in value-pricing discussions.Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring ultimately voted in favor of the letter but argued that Oregon doesn’t plan to include Washington in its proposal.“I don’t think they care,” Quiring said. “It saddens me to say that, but I honestly don’t think they care.”She was joined by Clark County Councilor Jeanne Stewart in remarking that the RTC board should have been more involved in the process before now.“I don’t feel like we’re dealing on an equal par. I feel like we’re reacting to someone else’s proposal,” Stewart said. “I think the RTC needs a stronger approach than that — than to just be complacent and say tolling is inevitable. That’s not how partnerships are formed.”last_img read more

Tariff Talk

first_imgTariffs are back in the media spotlight—which means soybean growers are, as well. Soy leaders at the state and national levels have fielded scores of interviews this week regarding the U.S.-China trade war, its impact on them, and why our China trade relationship is so critical. Here’s a partial round-up of soy farmers in the news:Trump says U.S. farmers will ‘do better’ from tariffs The Latest: Trump threatens more action in China trade fight Republicans Balk at More Tariffs as Trump Mulls More Farm Aid American Soybean Farmer Discusses How The Trade War With China Is Affecting Him Trump wants a 2020 fight over tariffs. That will test the patience of his baseFarmers get impatient with Trump’s trade war: ‘This can’t go on’ For American Farmers, China’s Soy Tariffs Are Least Of Their Worries Farmer: Payment from Trump administration was a ‘band-aid’ ‘No End in Sight’ for Farmers Feeling Pain of Trump’s Trade War Trade war: Trump says US-China relations remain ‘very strong’ Trump says farmers will be some of the ‘biggest beneficiaries’ of the trade war as he floats billions in ag aid Soybean farmer discusses impact of China trade talks US farmers who sell to China feel pain of Beijing’s tariffs Donald Trump’s plan to buy US$15 billion of crops for humanitarian aid does not thrill farmers Literal Cost of the Trade War Ag sector needs China trade resolution Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America’s heartland U. S. farmers yearn for normal trade with China — soybean association chief U.S. soy growers call for talks, not tariffs Midwest farmers feel pain of trade war with China Who gets hurt by China’s new tariffs on American goods? Farmers and chemical makerslast_img read more