14 Jan / 2020

One step forward…

first_img…into a pit(Caretaker) President Granger finally met with Opposition Leader (OL) Jagdeo to start the process of “hammering out” the selection of the new GECOM Chair – now that the illegally appointed James Patterson has been consigned to join previously discredited Chairmen like Hillary Bollers in the dustbin of history. That’s a step forward, albeit a baby step. After all, the term “hammering out” is very evocative, since it accurately reflects what’s going to happen over the next few days; analogous with beating a piece of metal until it becomes flat!!That’s a whole lotta hammering!! Trust your Eyewitness, the process ain’t gonna be easy!! But it should have been since the OL threw the (Caretaker) President a lollypop when he accepted even before the meeting that he was open to the latter making SUGGESTIONS on names he found acceptable. This move suggested that the OL saw the process as hammering swords into ploughshares, but your Eyewitness hopes the OL isn’t holding his breath. He might just asphyxiate!!The PNC knows only one way to play politics – as a continuation of war by other means!! And with Caretaker Granger, his Director General and his insider staff all from the Disciplined Forces, that shouldn’t be very hard: all they know is war!! Did you see the Caretaker put on his game face at his Press Conference right after the Jagdeo meeting? Did you hear him still insisting he’s always complied with the Constitution?? Yep!! Even after his GECOM pick was nixed by the CCJ!!The OL revealed that he’ll start the hammering with names from the previous three lists who are still available to make up his six. Now, since these were all rejected by Caretaker Granger before, your Eyewitness doesn’t see him changing his mind now, since this would prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he had Patterson in mind from the word go and wasn’t prepared to follow the constitutional rules of the game.Your Eyewitness, therefore, sees a phase two in which there will be the need for a second list, but he hopes the OL isn’t trusting enough to include any names the Caretaker might’ve suggested. These will definitely be Manchurian Candidates – sleepers to be “awakened” on the night of the elections!! But if the Caretaker President rejects this list, the CCJ has ruled he’ll have to give reasons for doing so. And from his truculence at his Presser, he ain’t giving no reasons!!And we’ll be back at square one – at least until next Friday when the CCJ will hand down its consequential orders!!The only question left, of course, is how will they enforce those orders?!!… two steps backwardsAfter the baby step forward, there were at least two steps backwards plunging us into a yawning chasm of a return of a possible PNC dictatorship. Even after the CCJ had conclusively ruled that since the NCM was validly passed – and the President and Cabinet stood resigned by Art 106 (6) – the Caretaker President convened his Caretaker Cabinet with his Caretaker Director General – who’d been ousted as Minister of State of the Ministry of the Presidency – giving a briefing on “Cabinet’s” decisions!!Even when the High Court had ruled as the CCJ was to later confirm, Granger and his crew described their meeting as a “Caucus”. Now they couldn’t even be bothered with that fig leaf – though they said they “noted” contracts submitted to them rather than “approved”. This eyepass was in line with the other one where they assured the Guyanese people that possession of less than 30 grams of ganja was not subject to imprisonment.The PNC’s again insisting it’s not only an unfettered Executive, but the judiciary and the legislature!!…and three backwardRemember when the “Common Entrance Test” was changed into the “National Grade Six Assessment”?? So what’s happened to the promise that the “assessment” would be used to remedy identified deficiencies later down the pike??Gone fuh channa?last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, England, January 13 – Darron Gibson has revealed he joined Everton from Manchester United after advice from Wayne Rooney, the England striker who moved in the opposite direction.A lack of first team chances at Old Trafford — summed up when the midfielder was overlooked for the FA Cup win over Manchester City when the United manager recalled 37-year-old Paul Scholes from retirement instead — persuaded Republic of Ireland international Gibson it was time to move on. “I was speaking to Wayne about it a bit and after that and coming to see the facilities it was an easy decision,” said the 24-year-old Gibson, who also talked to Everton’s Australia international Tim Cahill and another United old boy in Toffees captain Phil Neville before making his move.“He (Rooney) told me it was a great club and he really enjoyed his time and the people here,” Gibson added.“Having a word with him and people like Tim Cahill and Phil Neville convinced me to come.”Gibson, in the squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday, has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract for a reported fee of one million pounds, rising to two million on appearances.A product of the United youth team, Gibson has scored 10 goals in 60 appearances for the English champions since breaking into the first team in the 2005/06 season.Born in Northern Ireland, Gibson has played 17 times for the Republic and scored one goal.However, he has only played twice for United this season and Gibson said he knew his time at Old Trafford was up when Ferguson recalled Scholes for the 3-2 victory over City last weekend.“I was very frustrated (at Manchester United). When Scholesy came back the manager told me I was free to go.“Everton had shown some interest a month before hand and the gaffer (David Moyes) wanted me in so it went from there.“I think it was the right time for me to move on and I’m looking forward to my time here,” explained Gibson, who has left second-placed English champions United for an Everton side who are 11th in the Premier League table.Meanwhile Ferguson wished his former player well, saying Gibson could follow the example of both Neville and goalkeeper Tim Howard in making a successful switch from United to Everton.“I think it’s a good move for him,” said Ferguson.“He has to get on with his career. He’s got terrific ability, Darron, but he knew he wasn’t going to be a first-team regular here all the time.”Ferguson added Gibson would be a welcome boost to Everton manager Moyes’s injury-hit squad.“They need that player because they’ve struggled with injuries and David has not really had any financial clout to improve the situation.“But Darron Gibson’s got quality and the experience of being here. Tim Howard and Phil Neville have both gone to Everton and done fantastically well and hopefully that’s another one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita CS Fullerton 90, UC Riverside 79 Senior forward Jamaal Brown scored 18 points to lead Cal State Fullerton past host UC Riverside. Brown, who scored 16 points in the second half, also had a double-double, adding 10 rebounds. He was one of five players who had double-digit scoring for Fullerton (9-5, 3-2 Big West). Bobby Brown and Justin Burns scored 17, Jermaine Harper scored 14, and Vershan Cottrell had 12. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The UCLA women’s basketball team loves to play offense. Defense is a whole different story. UCLA played impressively on offense and sporadically on defense Saturday afternoon, but it was enough to lift the Bruins to a 73-63 win over host Washington State. “I have a very offensive-minded team,” UCLA coach Kathy Olivier said. “They light up when they make that pass, and they light up when they score.” center_img Noelle Quinn led the Bruins (10-7, 5-3 Pac-10) with 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. MEN’S BASKETBALL last_img read more

27 Dec / 2019

Casualty update

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As of Saturday, at least 2,681 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,131 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is five more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the killing of a 24-year-old Simi Valley man during a confrontation after a party. Police released a composite drawing of a suspect described as a Latino man, 23 or 24 years old, 5 feet 7 and 170 pounds with a shaved head. Walter R. Vela was fatally shot Sept.24, near Racine Street and Sycamore Drive, shortly after leaving a party. The shooter was in a large, dark-colored sedan that followed the partygoers. Officials ask anyone with information about the crime to call (805) 583-6950. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillipslast_img read more

first_img27 October 2006British mogul Sir Richard Branson and American entrepreneur Sara Blakely have joined forces to help expand South Africa’s Women on the Move programme, which empowers young women to take control of their lives and to help build responses to poverty and HIV/Aids among their communities.This week, Branson and Blakely launched a fund to give young women around the world the kind of opportunities they themselves had to be entrepreneurial and build successful futures.On Thursday, they awarded the fund’s first grant of R1.5-million to South Africa’s Women on the Move programme, a four-year course offered by CIDA City Campus as part of its business degree.Blakely donated a further R2.3-million from the Sara Blakely Foundation to send 278 young South African women to study at CIDA, South Africa’s almost free tertiary institution.Women on the Move enables students to become mentors and peer educators, to reduce the impact of HIV/Aids in their home communities and, ultimately, to stem the number of orphans created by the pandemic.The programme includes training – provided by SA Life College, loveLife and CIDA -on physical and emotional health, coaching and motivation, leadership and entrepreneurship. Specific modules deal with sexuality, abuse, reproductive health, nutrition and life planning.Among other things, students learn to develop community responses to poverty – such as cultivating food gardens – and to provide straightforward sexual health information.“Our aim is to support a new generation of young women to empower them to take control of their lives, free of HIV,” said Branson. “These women serve as a bridge between the life they come from to one of new possibilities for themselves and others.”More than 600 students have embarked on the programme since it began in 2004, reaching out to many more with peer mentoring and support.Some of the more experienced students will now give particular support to children who have, through the death or illness of their parents, become the heads of their households.One of the beneficiaries of the programme, Philile Gumbi (19), said: “I love seeing people being successful because of the help I can offer them. Women on the Move has created light in other people’s lives and has developed me as a person.”The programme has been funded from the outset by Virgin Unite – the charitable arm of the Virgin Group – Booz Allen, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids and MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgWe all love to flip through a glossy, interesting magazine on the plane, in the dentist’s waiting room, or stretched out on the sofa in the evening. However magazines have not been isolated from the troubles that print media are having due to the online world. Many magazines are struggling to survive and some of them are moving completely online in order to stick around. In November we reported that leading tech magazine PC Magazine would go 100% online from February 2009, after 27 years of existing in print form. Let’s look at how PC Magazine is doing, along with another digital magazine that we like called Avantoure.Our writer Frederic Lardinois raised a very good question when PC Magazine went digital: why is PC Magazine putting time and effort into producing a digital edition of its magazine, instead of just focusing on improving its website? The answer probably comes down to one word: design. The best thing about magazines, to many of us, is their design. Probably the most successful tech magazine of this era is Wired, which is renowned for its design. The digital PC Magazine magazine, which you can download a free sample of at Zinio, employs Flash technology and opens in a web browser window. We perused the June edition, but didn’t see a lot of interactivity. Also many of the hyperlinks simply opened up pages in PC Magazine’s website. A letter from a reader in the feedback section of this issue noted how he likes to print out parts of the digital PC Magazine. That implies to us that PC Magazine hasn’t fully escaped the shackles of print. In fact it seems very much like the print magazine simply transplanted into an eBook. The magazine has plenty of fans, and is known for its reviews, however, it still has a few tricks to learn about digital magazines by the look of it. Related Posts Tags:#Features#NYT#Trends#web Back in December 2006 we reviewed a new online magazine that impressed us with its flashy design: Avantoure. It’s still going strong 2.5 years later. With the tagline “life is a game,” Avantoure features rich media such as animations, interactive content, music, audio interviews, movie clips and TV commercials. The May-June 09 issue is as visually stunning as ever, using Flash as its format. It’s presented online, within the browser, but is also available as an offline Flash file. The magazine costs £25 for 6 issues, or £4.50 for one issue. Generally speaking Avantoure is what PC Magazine should be aspiring to be. richard macmanus So to answer the question that headlines this post: has the time of digital magazines arrived? Most people would agree that reading a magazine should be a relaxing, pleasurable experience. However if you’re reading a digital magazine on your computer, chances are that you aren’t especially relaxed. The savior of digital magazines though will be the increasing market penetration of eBook Readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader device. With those devices, you will be able to read magazines in a relaxing manner on the plane and on your sofa. R.U. Sirius, who edits a new digital magazine called h + Magazine, recently blogged that he didn’t take to the digital format immediately. He wrote that he first tried the flash digital magazine format out “when I was in a hurried and impatient mood… and it confounded and irritated me.” Later the same night, he returned to it “in a relaxed mood” and he found it “very very very quite readable.” Of course he would say that, but it does reinforce that digital magazines need to be a relaxing read for people to truly enjoy them.Let us know in the comments which online magazines you’re reading at the moment, we’d love to find out some new ones.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgToday, Healthline released the first three-dimensional, interactive, online search tool for the entire human body, BodyMaps.Health BodyMaps is an exhaustive set of searchable body maps – think Gray’s Anatomy meets CT scan. It comes with a library of medical and treatment knowledge, but the central focus of the tool are the colored, interactive maps of everything from the pancreas to the digestive system to the body as a whole. BodyMaps, which runs Flash, does not require the download of any additional software. The interface is attractive and easy both to understand and navigate. Choosing either a male or female body, the user can mouse over parts of the figure, then click to get information on body parts, which includes text but also a 360-degree animation of the part, say a shoulder or knee. Above the central frame, in a row of slides, different aspects of the figure or body part (muscular, skeletal, etc.) can be accessed by a click. Above the figure you can also navigate by search term. In the right-hand column you can navigate to a symptom search engine, which leads you to possible causes, many of which have 3D graphics; to a doctor-finder; or to a treatment search. One of the most compelling aspects, beside the graphic quality and workable 3D, is the ability of a user to share a body view, with email or by posting or sharing on social media. Unfortunately there is no news on apps for smart phones and tablets. The project was a collaboration between Healthline, a consumer health information company, and GE Healthymagination, a Web platform for health-focused projects. Other sources: Technology Review curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#health#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#hack#How To As you can see from the screenshot at right, you can build native-looking iPhone/iPad apps complete with menus and embedded logic quickly and easily, and users can navigate these menus, pinch and swipe to zoom in and out to obtain reports that are securely stored on the mobile device. You define what kind of information can be published to the mobile devices, who has access rights through Active Directory, and what kinds of views that the mobile users will see on their phones and tablets. Like GroupLogic’s app, information is transmitted and stored securely. Rover Gateway runs on Windows 7, Server 2003 R2 and Server 2008. It is available now. Pricing starts at $300 per year per user for unlimited connector apps, with quantity discounts available and significantly lower prices on single connector apps. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… david strom Given the results of this recent McAfee report about how much information is on mobile devices, if your employees are using iPhones and iPads for business and you are in management or their IT department, you might be worried. Why? Because these devices are inherently insecure. Any file left on these devices can be accessed by any application, so your corporate pricing documents could be easily obtained by an exploit or by a thief grabbing the device itself. In an article in April’s Computerworld, John Dickson poses eight questions for corporate developers to ask before building any mobile apps. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some way to securely build mobile applications? Or have some way to remotely wipe all the files, in case a device is stolen? And have some software that would be easy to deploy and setup quickly ? One way of course is to run some form of remote desktop to connect back to your corporate desktop, but that may be overkill and doesn’t really take advantage of the mobile platform. A better way is to use one of two new solutions from GroupLogic of Arlington, Va. and Rover of Atlanta, Geo. that both attempt to address these issues with native mobile apps.GroupLogic’s MobilEcho is for iPads only and will set up a secure communications link where documents can be encrypted on the iPad. It integrates with Active Directory to set up individual user’s access rights and policies, and allows you to browse, store and retrieve files on an iPad securely. MobilEcho has a free 21-day trial here where you can download the Windows server and iPad client software. A three-client version is available online for $795, and an unlimited client version sells for $7000. The server version runs on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 along with Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3. The iPad software runs on iOS v4.2 or later on either v1 or v2 iPads. Rover’s Retriever takes things a step further, by enabling a set of programming interfaces for a variety of mobile devices so that you can access corporate data securely with a native mobile app. Like MobilEcho, it comes in two pieces: a server-side Gateway that installs on a Windows computer and client software for iPad with iOS 3.2, iPhone and iPhone Touch running at least iOS v3.1.3 and Androids running 2.1. The Gateway comes with a variety of connectors to SQL Server, Excel spreadsheets, and SharePoint services. Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

first_imgHe may be an ace on the pitch but cricketer VVS Laxman is no match to Bollywood beauty Neha Dhupia when it comes to online gaming.The two were in the city to promote an online gaming championship when they were pitted against one another to play a car racing game.Though Dhupia did not seem quite confident in the beginning as she announced she is a “lousy driver”, the actress raced ahead of Laxman in no time and won the contest.”This is unbelievable. I am not lying when I say I am horrible at driving but this is some thing. I think VVS is too much of a gentleman that is why he graciously made way for me,” Dhupia said.The actress, who will next be seen in Akshay Kumar-Aishwarya Rai starrer ‘Action Replayy’, said she is a complete gaming freak with Space Invader being her favourite.”Gaming is one of the best stress busters in my life. Whenever I am in between a shoot or have some free time, I get online and try my hand at some game or the other. I used to play Mario a lot when I was a kid but now I am hooked to Space Invader. The sense of winning is exhilarating,” Dhupia said.Gillette Mach 3 India Gaming championship 2010 in association with Zapak claims to be the world’s biggest online gamimg contest and will be step ahead of its last year edition.It plans to expand to 34 cities as compared to 8 last year and hopes to have more than 2 million participants vying for prizes worth Rs 1.5 crores.advertisementlast_img read more