A tweet by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, celebrating the victory of his party and mocking the defeat of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in a recent bypoll at Jokihat, triggered a political spat in Bihar on Saturday.While the JD(U) deplored the tweet by the Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly and pointed to his lack of formal education, the RJD hit back saying even legendary poets like Kalidas and Tulsidas did not have academic qualifications and challenged the ruling party to arrange for an open debate between the Chief Minister and their 28-year-old leader.Mr. Yadav had posted the tweet, in the Bhojpuri dialect, on Friday a day after his party wrested the Jokihat Assembly seat from the JD(U) and registered victory by a huge margin of over 41,000 votes.In the tweet, Mr. Yadav had claimed that the result in the Assembly segment of Araria district proved that Mr. Kumar owed the success of his party in 2015 Assembly polls to the alliance with the RJD and not the other way round.Mr. Kumar had walked out of the Grand Alliance last year after corruption cases were lodged against Mr. Yadav, who was then the Deputy CM.In the tweet, Mr. Yadav had also remarked this is just a trailer. The film is yet to be screened hinting that he saw the probability of his party returning to power by defeating the JD(U) in the next Assembly polls.Reacting to the tweet, JD(U) MLC and spokesman Neeraj Kumar said “I am appalled by the language he has used. Though I never expected very high standards from him given that he did not even complete high school. The provocative tone of his tweet is in such a poor taste that I wonder whether he got admission to the prestigious Delhi Public School on merit or by virtue of the clout enjoyed by his family which is responsible for his meteoric rise.”Mr. Yadav, whom the RJD has declared as its heir apparent, is the younger son of party supremo Lalu Prasad.Reacting to Mr. Neeraj Kumar’s statement, RJD MLA and spokesman Bhai Veerendra said the JD(U) leaders statement shows that he and his party lacks sanskar (culture). “As far as educational qualifications are concerned, neither Kalidas nor Tulsidas had any. But can anybody doubt their knowledge and merit.”“I have said this before and am saying it again. I challenge the JD(U) to arrange for an open debate between their leader Nitish Kumar and our leader Tejashwi Yadav. The debate can be held in English or Hindi, whichever language their leader feels comfortable with. If our leader loses, I will retire from active politics,” Mr. Virendra said.
November 30, 2019
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe league’s best speedster remained from Mapua.Cardinal guard JP Nieles ruled the Skills Challenge in the 2017 NCAA Season 93 All-Star, beating St. Benilde rookie Unique Naboa in the Finals on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nielestopped Letran’s Jeremiah Taladua in the semifinals to earn his spot in the championship round.Still, it was a huge validation for Nieles given the Cardinals’ woeful campaign this season.“I’m really happy. It shows that even though we’re down, I can prove that some of us can still step up,” he said.Nieles recorded the best time in the first round with 20.7 seconds, leading the list that also had Naboa (21.9 seconds), Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino (25.8 seconds), and Taladua (27.5 seconds) to qualify for the final round.Also joining the competition were Perpetual’s Keith Pido, Arellano’s Levi dela Cruz, San Sebastian’s Michael Are, San Beda’s Radge Tongco, EAC’s Jervin Guzman, and JRU’s Karl Bordon.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insists MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Nieles had a perfect run, but faced a slight hitch when his ball didn’t go down the net after his lay-up.“I wanted to get the ball, but (Naboa) was still shooting a layup,” he said, as he allowed Naboa to shoot two more attempts before taking the ball and cruising to the top of the arc to drill the game-winning jumper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNieles retained the Skills Challenge plum for Mapua after Darell Menina won the title last year.“I checked Shane’s time last year and he got 24.6 seconds. I felt I needed to best that and I was really inspired with what he did,” he said. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments
November 28, 2019
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal U tries to tighten its grip on third spot as it clashes with Letran on Thursday, while Emilio Aguinaldo College seeks to boost its Final Four hopes in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off overtime losses last week, the Heavy Bombers and Knights are gunning for victories that will give them the inside track in the race for Final Four berths.ADVERTISEMENT View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Busmen hope to chart return course toward AFC Cup Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games With a 6-4 record, JRU sits at third behind unbeaten Lyceum and San Beda. But a victory by the Knights, who hold an even 5-5 record, will forge a tie at third spot.The Generals tangle with the Mapua Cardinals at 4 p.m. with a win allowing them to move up to solo sixth spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTied with Arellano and Perpetual Help at 4-6, EAC hopes for an improved performance after losing to San Sebastian last week.The Bombers absorbed a 110-115 double overtime defeat to Arellano last Thursday in a game where Tey Teodoro exploded for 30 points. JRU, however, faded late in the game and saw its four-game winning run snapped. —CEDELF P. TUPAS
November 14, 2019
Transfers Ranieri resigned to missing out on Man Utd target Lucas Tom Webber 22:25 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Nantes v PSG PSG Nantes Ligue 1 Premier League The Brazilian is reportedly attracting interest from Old Trafford and Tottenham, meaning a switch from PSG to Nantes looks unlikely Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri is resigned to failing in an audacious move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.Lucas has made just six appearances in all competitions for PSG this season, all as a substitute, and is reportedly attracting interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.Nantes, fifth in Ligue 1 and 17 points adrift of Unai Emery’s side, were keen to give the Brazilian winger an option in a familiar competition, but Ranieri admits a transfer is unlikely to come to fruition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He’s a high-class player, and with us he could have played in a league he knows instead of being a PSG substitute or going to another country,” Ranieri told Le Parisien.”He would have been available right now and could have six months away from the World Cup. But he made another choice. Never mind.”#FCNPSG, J-2 pic.twitter.com/Nbaz6NVi0E— FC Nantes (@FCNantes) January 12, 2018Nantes take on Ligue 1 leaders PSG at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday, a fixture Ranieri says his players need no motivation for.”PSG are a great team, built not only to win the championship, but also the Champions League,” added the Italian.”Against other teams, I have to make sure to increase the attention and the concentration of the players to bring them into a good state of mind. You have to explain a thousand things.”But against Paris, the boys are already perfectly focused on the match a week before kick-off. My job is to balance that concentration.”
October 28, 2019
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth keeper Travers open to loan in Januaryby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers is open to a loan move in January.The shot stopper has gotten a chance in cup matches with the Cherries this term.However, it is regular league football that he desires above all else.Travers has played second fiddle to Aaron Ramsdale this season.Speaking about his circumstances, Travers told the Daily Echo: “Yeah of course, that’s always an option [January loan], it’s up to the manager to see what he wants to do.”But you never know what can happen between now and January so, at the minute, I’m just focused on Bournemouth.”If a loan does come up in January, of course everyone wants to play football and if that’s my opportunity, I’m sure I will go there.”
October 17, 2019
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan. 23 will be approximately $20 million. The Canadian Press
October 12, 2019
Kolkata: The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Bengal witnessed high-handedness of BJP candidates, particularly from Bharati Ghosh and Dilip Ghosh. While the former IPS officer, who is the BJP candidate from Ghatal, was found barging into booths illegally with her body guards, Dilip Ghosh, who is contesting from the Midnapore seat, was found using instigating language just beside a polling booth at Rampuria Primary School at Egra.The Commission had to restrict the movement of Bharati Ghosh and seized the vehicle in which she was moving, after it was found that she did not have the necessary permission to use the car. Ghosh, who faced agitation from Trinamool Congress supporters and some common people at several booths, lost her cool and one of her security guards resorted to firing at a booth near Dogachia in Ghatal, in which one Bakhtiar Khan sustained bullet injuries. The Election Commission has initiated FIRs against Ghosh and her associates for videographing and firing in booth, while an FIR was also lodged against Dilip Ghosh, who is also the state president of the saffron party, for a clash with TMC supporters in front of a booth where he allegedly used instigating language. Voting in the sixth phase that covered four districts of Jangalmahal, namely Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Jhargram, was peaceful apart from some sporadic incidents of trouble. The average voting percentage was 79.93 percent till 5 pm, which was a clear indication that people braved the sultry weather conditions and exercised their franchise. The Central Forces opened fire at five places and 26 people were injured in clashes related to elections. The police arrested 16 persons across the parliamentary constituencies that went to vote in specific cases, for incidents of violence that could have marred the peaceful voting process.
October 12, 2019
Marrakech- King Mohammed VI chaired this Monday the launching of the project “Marrakech city of permanent renewal” that reflects the Sovereign’s strong will to secure a balanced, integrated and sustainable development of the ochre city.Chairwoman of the Urban commune of Marrakech, Fatima-Ezzahra El Mansouri underscored in a speech delivered on this occasion the objectives of this four year program (2014-2017) that will promote the city to the level of international metropolises.Based on a innovating approach which consists in overarching, integrated and coherent public actions, the project will support the city’s urban and demographic development, consolidate its economic attractiveness, reinforce its status as a world tourism pole, improve social, cultural and sports infrastructures and promote human development indicators. The program, requiring 6.3 billion MAD in investments, revolves around developing cultural legacy, improving urban mobility and integration, promoting good governance and preserving environment.The Marrakech, city of permanent renewal project features the establishment of a city of folk arts, a museum of immaterial legacy, a music academy, a museum of Moroccan water civilization and renovation of the Royal theater, of the Zaouiya El Kettania, of walls and old gates.Several avenues and streets around the project will be upgraded, while the bus station will be transferred, a new information system will be used to organize traffic and accessibility of disabled persons will be enhanced.The project further includes a tourism promotion component, building two public hospitals, two health center and 18 schools in addition to renovating 8 existing schools.The project further includes a citizen space, new public markets, six swimming pools, new mosques and Koran-teaching schools and the upgrading of some districts. Concerning the promotion of good governance, the project includes the modernization of communal services management, generalizing the use of new information and communications technologies, rationalizing communal property management and establishing a digital monitoring system. On this occasion, the King chaired the signing ceremony of two conventions: a framework convention related to the project was signed by interior minister Mohamed Hassad, habous and islamic affairs minister, Ahmed Toufiq, housing and urban policy minister, Mohamed Nabil Benabdellah, education and vocational training minister Rachid Belmokhtar, equipment, transport and logistics minister Aziz Rebbah, youth and sports minister, Mohamed Ouzzine, health minister El Hossaine Louardi, and culture minister, Mohamed Amine Sbihi.Other signatories of the framework convention include delegate minister for environment Hakima El Haïti, delegate minister in charge of water, Charafat Yadri Afilal, wali of the Marrakech-Tensift -Al Haouz region Mohamed Faouzi, chair of the urban commune of Marrakech, Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri, chair of the prefecture council of Marrakech, Jamila Afif, chair of the urban commune of Mechouar Kasbah Mohamed Fouad El Houri, and general manager of the authority of water and electricity distribution, Mustapha El Habti.A second convention establishing a regional tourism promotion fund was also signed. The 400 million MAD convention provides for reinforced cooperation between signatories in air transport, communication, conferences, tourism vents, thematic offers and products. The Sovereign also launched the Mhamid citizen space project (189 million MAD), which is an integral part of the Marrakech, city of permanent renewal project. The space will feature a polyvalent sports hall, a swimming pool, football and rugby stadiums, a mini-football stadium, a library, a music academy and a mosque.It will also comprise a center for persons with specific needs, an exhibition space of handicraft products, a playground, a center for associations and a shelter for the elderly.
October 8, 2019
CALGARY, Alberta — Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest oil and gas company, said on Wednesday its second-quarter profit fell 69% as it took a substantial charge to account for a delayed oil sands mining project.The company, Canada’s dominant oil sands producer, reported net income of $211 million, or 14 Canadian cents per share, down from $680 million, or 45 Canadian cents, in the second quarter of 2013.The result included a $718 million non-cash charge to account for its share in the Joslyn Oil Sands Project, which was mothballed by partner Total SA earlier this year. It also wrote down the value of its Libyan assets by $297 million and booked a $223 charge for oil sands assets that no longer fit into the company’s future plans while recording $314 million in gains. | Adjusted earnings, which exclude most one-time items, rose 18% to $1.14 billion, or 77 Canadian cents per share, from $934 million, or 62 Canadian cents.The adjusted result lagged the average analyst forecast for the measure of 97 Canadian cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Suncor is ramping up its production from the world’s third-largest crude oil reserve. It said output from its northern Alberta operations rose 37% to 378,800 barrels per day due to less maintenance in the quarter and increasing production from its Firebag thermal oil sands operations.However, it said it has cut its capital spending budget by $1 billion, to $6.8 billion, as it plans lower-than-forecast spending on its oil sands projects and at its Libyan operations, due to political unrest in the North African country.In total, the company produced 518,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 500,100 boepd in the year-prior quarter.Cash flow, a key indicator of the company’s ability to pay for new projects and drilling, rose to $2.41 billion, or $1.64 per share, from $2.25 billion, or $1.49.Along with its Alberta oil sands projects, Suncor produces oil off Canada’s east coast, in the North Sea and elsewhere. It also owns refineries in Canada and the United States.The company’s shares closed at $445.79 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday.© Thomson Reuters 2014
October 6, 2019
Condemning the murder of yet another Russian journalist, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has underscored the vital role of a free and independent media in upholding democracy.NTV television reporter Ilya Zimin was found dead in his apartment in Moscow at the end of last month, his body showing clear signs of violent struggle, as did the state of his apartment, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).Mr Zimin, who won the Best TV Reporter prize of the Russian Television Academy in 2002, worked for an investigative programme on NTV, a broadcaster owned by the state oil company Gazprom. The CPJ reports that at least 12 journalists have been murdered in Russia since 2000. “Free and independent media, both print and broadcast, play an essential role in upholding democracy and rule of law,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a statement. “Attacks against journalists therefore undermine society as a whole.“I am very concerned about reports of violence against journalists in Russia but place full confidence in the authorities’ determination to investigate these crimes and bring their perpetrators to trial,” he added. UNESCO is the only UN agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom, and Mr. Matsuura has issued frequent condemnations of the murder of journalists around the world in recent months.
October 4, 2019
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” conquered the weekend box office.The shoot-’em-up sequel starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum as the military action figures brought to life earned $40.5 million over the weekend.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:1. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Paramount, $40,501,814, 3,719 locations, $10,891 average, $51,008,689, one week.2. “The Croods,” Fox/DreamWorks Animation, $26,705,868, 4,065 locations, $6,570 average, $88,887,945, two weeks.3. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” Lionsgate, $21,641,679, 2,047 locations, $10,572 average, $21,641,679, one week.4. “Olympus Has Fallen,” FilmDistrict, $14,147,416, 3,106 locations, $4,555 average, $54,890,085, two weeks.5. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Disney, $11,702,316, 3,324 locations, $3,521 average, $198,374,716, four weeks.6. “The Host,” Open Road Films, $10,600,112, 3,202 locations, $3,310 average, $10,600,112, one week.7. “The Call,” Sony, $4,925,675, 2,439 locations, $2,020 average, $39,605,891, three weeks.8. “Admission,” Focus Features, $3,235,263, 2,161 locations, $1,497 average, $11,744,141, two weeks.9. “Spring Breakers,” A24, $2,774,145, 1,379 locations, $2,012 average, $10,074,434, three weeks.10. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” Warner Bros., $1,343,025, 1,575 locations, $853 average, $20,629,646, three weeks.11. “Identity Thief,” Universal, $1,098,215, 1,082 locations, $1,015 average, $129,916,105, eight weeks.12. “Jack the Giant Slayer,” Warner Bros., $1,019,062, 1,080 locations, $944 average, $61,399,384, five weeks.13. “Silver Linings Playbook,” Weinstein Co., $900,927, 752 locations, $1,198 average, $128,712,563, 20 weeks.14. “Snitch,” Lionsgate, $444,457, 746 locations, $596 average, $41,353,859, six weeks.15. “Life of Pi,” Fox, $427,260, 340 locations, $1,257 average, $123,321,125, 19 weeks.16. “Safe Haven,” Relativity Media, $387,754, 550 locations, $705 average, $69,811,436, seven weeks.17. “Quartet,” Weinstein Co., $382,271, 302 locations, $1,266 average, $16,599,664, 12 weeks.18. “21 and Over,” Relativity Media, $302,277, 344 locations, $879 average, $24,952,089, five weeks.19. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” Focus, $279,457, 4 locations, $69,864 average, $279,457, one week.20. “Escape From Planet Earth,” Weinstein Co., $235,117, 977 locations, $241 average, $53,927,096, seven weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ earns $40.5M at weekend box office by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 6:30 pm MDT
October 2, 2019
NORMAL, Ill. — Devin Watson pumped in 23 points and San Diego State won its first true road game of the season, knocking off Illinois State, 75-65 in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge on Saturday afternoon.The Aztecs (5-2) played three of their first six games on neutral sites.Wilson hit a 3 to give San Diego State a quick, 8-3 lead and the Aztecs pushed it to 16-7 after Jalen McDaniels dunked with 12:45 remaining in the half. The Redbirds got within three early in the second half, but Wilson answered with a jumper and McDaniels dunked again and the Aztecs maintained their distance the rest of the way.McDaniels finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for San Diego State (5-2).Phil Fayne and Malik Yarbrough each added 16 points and Yarbrough grabbed 13 boards for Illinois State (6-3), which suffered its first loss in five home games.Former San Diego State coach Steve Fisher travelled with the team. The two-time national Coach of the Year earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State and he was 2-0 coaching against his alma mater.The Associated Press
September 22, 2019
A US ARMY Captain who was yesterday awarded the Medal of Honour has asked to be redeployed.Capt William D Swenson’s heroics in a gun battle against the Taliban in 2009 were caught on video. The fire fight near the Afghanistan/Pakistan border claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter.Swenson risked his life numerous times to save lives and recover bodies of fellow troops during the battle.Swenson was awarded the US military’s highest award last night, with President Barack Obama saying that Swenson “reminds us of what American can be at its best”. (GlobalLeaks/YouTube)In a rare move, Swenson has asked to be redeployed, two officials told The Associated Press.It is believed the US Army is working with Swenson to allow the return.Swenson, 34, left the military in February 2011 as a captain, but he could rise to the rank of major once he rejoins. In order to return to active duty, Swenson will have to pass a physical, a drug test and other routine reviews. Officials are optimistic it would all fall into place.US Defence officials have said that they are “unsure” if a Medal of Honour recipient as ever gone back on active duty.Swenson became just the eighth person to receive the Medal of Honour in the Afghanistan War. He had previously received a Purple Heart for having been wounded in action and a Bronze Star for “heroic achievement or service”.Read: What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban? You’re an example to everyone in this city and to our whole country of the professionalism and patriotism that we should strive for, whether we wear a uniform or not, not just on particular occasions but all the time.
September 21, 2019
Gartner has finished collecting data on mobile phone sales and market share for the first quarter of 2011, and while no one expected Android to slow down, few people expected the platform to pick up as much steam as it has.Android devices now make up over 36 percent of the mobile phone market worldwide, with 36.27 million devices shipping in Q1 alone. The only other company to enjoy significant growth was Apple. The iPhone moved up to 16.8 percent of all mobile phones worldwide, nearly double its market share from a year ago.The rest of the numbers look bad for their respective companies. Sales of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 flagged, topping only 1.6 million devices of the total 3.66 million mobile phones that run a Microsoft operating system. That 3.66 million is a big number, but it actually represents a sharp decline from a year ago, from 6.8 percent of overall global mobile share to 3.6 percent.Most analysts point to a lack of manufacturer interest in Windows Phone 7 as the root of Microsoft’s dropping market share in the mobile space: developers are interested in the platform, and many customers are too, but the handset manufacturers simply haven’t lined up.This may be one reason why Murtazin calculated that only 674,000 Windows Phones had been sold, adding fuel to the rumor mill that Microsoft may want to pick up a mobile manufacturer of its own, like Nokia. Microsoft already has a partnership with Nokia to start producing Windows Phones, but that partnership likely won’t bear fruit until 2012 at the earliest. Neither company has officially said when their first Windows Phones will reach the market.Research in Motion (RIM,) makers of the BlackBerry, also took a heavy tumble, largely due to Android’s rise. RIM fell behind Android, Symbian, and iOS as the fourth major mobile OS worldwide. To put the drop in perspective, it was number two a year ago, second only to Symbian. Speaking of Symbian, Nokia’s now discarded mobile OS completely choked in the past year, shedding close to half its market share and tumbling from the top spot. It’s still second globally, but the trend doesn’t look good.What’s certain, however, is that the global market for mobile phones is looking more and more like the US market, when just over a year ago the two were almost incomparable. Android and iOS have enjoyed major gains both in the United States and abroad over the past year, and the old guard – Symbian, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile, have all suffered because of it.Read more at Gartner, via Electronista and Boy Genius Report
September 20, 2019
Panne des BlackBerry : le PDG de RIM présente ses excusesPendant plusieurs jours cette semaine, les utilisateurs du BlackBerry ont été victimes de pannes qui ont fortement perturbé leurs communications. Alors que les problèmes sont aujourd’hui en partie réglés, le PDG et fondateur de RIM, Mike Lazaridis, a tenu à présenter ses excuses.Mike Lazaridis, le PDG de RIM, vient de publier sur YouTube une vidéo dans laquelle il s’excuse auprès des utilisateurs du BlackBerry. Ces derniers ont été victimes cette semaine de plusieurs pannes. Des millions de personnes à travers le monde se sont vus privées de leur accès à leur messagerie, ou même à Internet. À lire aussiBlackBerry 10 : le smartphone de développement en image ?”Depuis que nous avons sorti le BlackBerry en 1999, mon objectif a été de fournir des services de communications fiables et instantanés partout sur le planète. Nous n’avons pas atteint cet objectif cette semaine, loin de là. Je m’excuse pour toutes ces pannes cette semaine” déclare le fondateur de RIM dans son message vidéo. Des excuses qui n’ont pas convaincu toutes les victimes de cette vaste panne. Sur YouTube, les commentaires d’internautes furieux le prouvent.Aujourd’hui, les problèmes techniques qu’a rencontrés la firme ont été réglés en Europe, au Moyen-Orient, en Inde et en Afrique. Mais aux Etats-Unis, en Chine comme en Amérique latine, les utilisateurs de BlackBerry rencontrent entre autres des difficultés pour accéder à leur messagerie.Le 14 octobre 2011 à 17:41 • Maxime Lambert
September 17, 2019
Governor lauds Bien-Aime & Integrity Commission at anti-corruption meeting TCI’s Community College’s Dismercy Lugo wins Integrity Commission’s College Speak Off Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Related Items:electoral commission, integrity commission, peter boyle, richard been Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Deputy Director of the Integrity Commission, Mr Richard Been, returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands on 1 September following a Governor’s Office-funded attachment to the UK’s Electoral Commission.The one-week training and development visit, which also included a visit to the UK’s Committee on Standards in Public Life, sought to build working relationships between UK and TCI bodies and to familiarise the Deputy Director with the processes the UK employs to govern and monitor the financing of political parties. Mr Been’s programme, which was split between London and Edinburgh, included numerous meetings with officials that focused on how the Electoral Commission could assist the Integrity Commission in carrying out its mandate. He also had the opportunity to observe the live monitoring and checking of proposed political expenditure carried out by the Electoral Commission, and met with both the Electoral Commissioner for Scotland and the Head of Election Team for the Scottish Government.‘It was fascinating to be able to spend time with the Electoral Commission’s officials in the run-up to the Scottish referendum on independence on 18 September,’ commented Mr Been on his return. ‘I will be looking to apply what I learned during my visit to my work for the Integrity Commission as we strive towards ensuring TCI is a regional model of political transparency and accountability.’Deputy Head of Mission at the Governor’s Office, Mr. Patrick Boyle, commented: ‘I’m very pleased that we have once again been able to fund capacity building activities that will be of real benefit to the TCI. The UK’s commitment to good governance in the Islands continues, and the Integrity Commission plays a key role in achieving this locally. I hope Mr Been’s visit will herald the beginning of a strong working relationship with the UK’s Electoral Commission.’The Integrity Commission of the TCI is, among other things, charged with oversight of the Political Activities Ordinance of the Islands. This governs the activities (financing, campaigning etcetera) of political parties and independent candidates during the four-year cycle of elections, and particularly the twelve month period prior to a General Election. The Ordinance draws in fair measure from its counterpart legislation in the UK, and specifies donation and spending limits as well as who can or cannot donate to a political party. The Ordinance also defines the enforcement powers and sanctions which can be implemented if there is a breach by any of the political parties.END
September 17, 2019
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Man arrested after fatal beating near Old Town Updated: 10:34 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The man known for jumping on stage at a Taylor Swift concert in San Diego a few years ago is behind bars on Christmas Eve.Investigators say Christian Ewing attacked Gregory Freeman in the Midway area and beat him in Old Town earlier this month. Freeman died three days later.Three years ago, Ewing sneaked into Taylor Swift’s concert at Petco Park and jumped onstage while she was performing.Security guards tackled him, one broke a rib and Ewing got two years probation for assault. December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom
September 16, 2019
The Leadership At It’s Best Class, sponsored by Syngenta, met Washington D.C. during the ASA board meeting this week. Photo Credit: Michelle HummelThe 2013-14 ASA Leadership At Its Best Class graduated this week in Washington, D.C., after spending two days of in-depth advocacy training and Hill visits. The Leadership At Its Best program is sponsored by Syngenta and develops leadership, communications and advocacy skills in farmers who have already shown potential to be strong leaders through positions held on their state soybean association boards. This select group of farmer-leaders participated in the first part of their training this past summer at Syngenta’s offices in Minnesota. This week, their training focused primarily on how to advocate for issues important to soybean farmers in Washington. Their visit to the nation’s Capitol concluded with a day of Hill visits with their state associations.ASA congratulates this year’s Leadership At Its Best Class on successful completion of this valuable program. Click here to see the complete list of participants. ASA will begin collecting nominations for next year’s class soon. For more information, contact Michelle Hummel in the ASA office at email@example.com.
September 13, 2019
The city of Monterey, Calif., will hold a cultural festival this weekend to highlight the community’s close relationship with its two military installations — the Presidio of Monterey, home of the Defense Language Institute, and the Naval Postgraduate School.With a BRAC round looming, the inaugural Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival will provide an opportunity for Monterey to demonstrate its support for the two installations, according to Mayor Clyde Roberson.“We can provide the [Defense Department’s] mission here better than anywhere else,” Roberson said last week. “This is just one of the many steps we are taking.”Last year, Monterey County trademarked the slogan, the “Language Capital of the World,” as part of an effort to raise the profile of the Defense Language Institute.Military activity in Monterey contributes $1.4 billion to the local economy annually, reported the Monterey Herald. Dan Cohen AUTHOR