South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 3 in Johannesburg: Live Cricket Streaming available on SonyLIV from 1.30 PM today

first_imgAustralia will play South Africa and Sony Ten Network have the rights.You can watch Live Streaming of the 4th Test between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg on SonyLIV from 1.30 PM today.As for TV the match will shown live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD, in both English and Hindi.DAY 2 REPORT:South Africa ramped up the pressure on a troubled Australia in the fourth and final Test on Saturday by making 488 and quickly removing the three batsmen rushed into the team because of the ball-tampering scandal.Australia, with its morale in pieces following the cheating saga of the last week, was 110-6 and 378 runs behind at stumps on the second day of the series decider at the Wanderers.Openers Matthew Renshaw, Joe Burns, and Peter Handscomb all played their first games of the series and all failed in Australia’s reply. Renshaw and Burns arrived in South Africa less than 48 hours before the Test. The three were replacements for the three players banned and sent home in disgrace for the ball-tampering plot.Burns went for 4, Renshaw for 8, and Handscomb for a duck as Australia sunk to 38-3. Usman Khawaja top-scored with 53.South Africa lived up to its promise to be ruthless against an Australia without captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and batsman Cameron Bancroft, all banned long-term for cheating in the third test last weekend.The day began with South Africa resuming on 313-6 and Temba Bavuma going from 25 to 95 not out, missing out on a second test century only when he ran out of partners.advertisementTailender Keshav Maharaj thumped 45 from 51 balls but swiped at a wide delivery to be caught by wicketkeeper and new Australia captain Tim Paine as Bavuma was approaching his hundred. Morne Morkel, playing his last Test before retiring, was out first ball to leave Bavuma stranded.Morkel’s arrival at the crease prompted Australia to make a second gesture of goodwill in the Test, by applauding him.Click here for full report.last_img read more

Navig8 Chemical Adds New Tanker

first_imgzoom Chemical shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has taken delivery of its first stainless steel chemical tanker, the Navig8 Sirius, from Japanese shipbuilder Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.Featuring 25,000 dwt, the Navig8 Sirius is the first of six vessels contracted at Kitanihon to be delivered to the company.The Navig8 Sirius will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group’s Stainless8 commercial pool, the shipping firm said.The tanker is also the first ship to be delivered under the USD 55 million secured loan facility with Credit Suisse AG.Navig8 Chemical Tankers said that the loan facility, which was signed last week, covers 65% of the contract price of the vessels.The company ordered the batch of six stainless steel chemical tankers in January 2014.Featuring a length of 159 meter and a width of 25 meters, the remaining tanker newbuilds are scheduled to join Navig8 Chemical Tankers’ fleet in 2016 and 2017.last_img read more

Dr Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health

first_imgMental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will spend three days in Cape Breton, beginning today, June 26, gathering information about the mental health needs for young people in the community. During his visit, Dr. Kutcher will talk privately with families in Sydney Mines and Sydney who are dealing with recent tragic losses. He will also talk to school staff, community partners and the public to help determine what initiatives can help address mental health concerns on the island. There will be public meetings with Dr. Kutcher today at 7 p.m. at the North Sydney Fire Hall, 17 Pierce St. and on Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Lake Road Fire Station, 850 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney. In addition, summer resources are available for students and families in the area. SchoolsPlus offers direct support and programming. The Caperbase Outreach team, SchoolsPlus facilitators, community outreach workers and mental health clinicians can be reached through Child and Adolescent Services Cape Breton at 902-567-7731. Families can also visit, or Dr. Kutcher will report back to Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill.last_img read more

Stars Get Ready to Strut Their Mutts in Los Angeles

first_imgBest Friends Animal Society’s 4th Annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’, a national fundraiser benefiting hundreds of shelters and rescue groups around the country, is set to take place this Sunday, September 15th.Los Angeles offers the largest Strut Your Mutt event, with many celebrities in attendance, and has a goal of raising $500,000 for participating local rescue groups such as Best Friends Los Angeles, Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue, Lhasa Happy Homes, and Much Love Animal Rescue. This event will also introduce Best Friends’ new, bold national call to action, Save Them All, which is focused on ending the killing of shelter pets across the country.Strut Your Mutt will take place at Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys. Best Friends co-founders Gregory Castle (chief executive officer) and Francis Battista will be welcoming the support of emcee and comedian Rebecca Corry, The Los Angeles Laker Girls, Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight”, “Under the Dome”), Juliana and Seamus Dever (“Castle”), Miguel Ferrer (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Hartley Sawyer (“The Young and the Restless”) Concetta Tomei (“Necessary Roughness”), Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”), Emma Kenney (“Shameless”) and Ashley Borden (celebrity fitness trainer).Onsite registration begins at 8am, with the Dog Walk starting at 10. The festival opens up at 11, and will include Doggie yoga and massage, paw readings, shopping and more.Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All™. Visit their website at Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative. For more information of to register for the LA event, viisit for more information.last_img read more

Café du Livre Marrakech Gets a Face Lift

Marrakech – Liz Giles was born in New York. She has traveled extensively and lived abroad in Spain, South Korea, and Marrakech, Morocco. Liz has worked in a variety of fields and first came to Marrakech as an English teacher. She finds the variety and opportunities of running Café du Livre, a Marrakech ex-pat hub, enthralling.Café du Livre, discretely tucked away through the archway of Hotel Toulousain, behind the new Carre Eden shopping center at 44 Rue Tarik Ben Ziad in Marrakech’s Gueliz, is a place where tourists, expatriates, and Moroccans relax and hang out over coffee and a book in the café’s library, or enjoy a light lunch or substantial dinner with inventive continental cuisine, excellent wines and draught beer. Liz Giles Dhamani and her husband Youness are busily renovating the café’s interior and planning a host of new events. If there were a prize for the most economical use of space for varied events Cafédu Livre would surely win it. While one complaint voiced in Trip Advisor articles concerned cigarette smoke, air conditioners and opened windows have largely fixed this.The Cafédu Livre quiz night is already a firm favorite for expats and a great social gathering. There’s an annual expat event in September and members of Marrakech’s British community are regular visitors. Live TV sessions with a big screen for the World Cup were hugely popular. Occasional film nights are also becoming a feature though Liz is careful to balance these with the café’s regular clientele. The British film “The Patrol”about Afghanistan, filmed in the Agafay desert outside Marrakech was shown recently at Cafédu Livre. (There is another screening planned for September or October.) Also popular is a scavenger treasure hunt with the Marrakech Urban Adventures team. Children can participate in the next scavenger hunt in October. Other events include wine tastings, book readings, live music on Friday and Saturday night, and exhibitions of local photographs. The English-speaking community in Marrakech is growing and Cafédu Livre is providing a home away from home where friends can meet and make new acquaintances. More Moroccans drop into Cafédu Livre daily, and Liz notes that the use of English and the demand for English teaching has increased dramatically in Marrakech, so that it is far more widely spoken. Even taxi drivers are beginning to speak English to the pleasant surprise of tourists.Liz has worked as a teacher at the American School of Marrakech, so she is well versed in the English language teaching scene. The Francophone culture has its own special attributes, but tends to be impenetrable for many English speakers, so the establishment of an English speaking venue is especially welcome for expats and Moroccans alike. The English speaking community is  growing; it may be as many as 800 now, Liz reckons. Next year will see the opening of a new English-based syllabus university in Targa, and the British Council will also be opening an office in Marrakech.Books have always been an important part of Cafédu Livre and the absence of English language books for sale in Marrakech makes the Café’s library a godsend for English book-starved expats. Liz sources books from Casablanca and those leaving Marrakech are happy to pass books on to the café’s library so that books rotate frequently. The lack of an English cultural magazine for Marrakech is also keenly felt. Hopefully, as the English-speaking community grows, an English language magazine either in print or online will see the light of day. Some have been launched only to fail. On the other hand, Marrakech features regularly in the New York Times and other international publications and the travel press. There are also several informative blogs writing on Marrakech so it should be possible to develop an English language magazine for Marrakech in the future. The Achilles heel is the difficulty in obtaining advertising support, but as the market grows and more English speaking tourists arrive that difficulty may be overcome.As the newly redecorated Café du Livre opens, we can be sure that it will continue to be a vibrant meeting place and a launch pad for great new events and projects for the English-speaking community in Marrakech.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Newspaper Says ‘Much Loved’ Should Be Banned for Teenagers in Germany

Rabat – A German newspaper said that “Much Loved (Zin li Fik),” the highly controversial film by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch,should be banned for minors under the age of 18 in Germany.The German newspaper “SüddeutscheZeitung” criticized Nabil Ayouch’s film following its screening atthe Munich International Film Festival, which was held from June 23 to July 2, 2015.The film should be “prohibited for all the minors under the age of 18,” the paper said. Although it supports Nabil Ayouch and his right to defend freedom of expression in Morocco, the newspaper noted that prostitution does not exist only in Morocco. It regarded the director’s reaction as “exaggerated” when he said he was “shocked” by the outcry that his film created in the Kingdom.The same source added that the Moroccan director exposed viewers to “vulgar language” and “hard to bear” scenes.While it was banned in Morocco, “Much Loved,” which tells the daily life of four prostitutes in Marrakech, will be released to the public on September 16, 2015 in France.Nabil Ayouchpreviously admitted that “Much Loved” could be “hard to watch” for some people, stressing that he was not hostile to the idea of screening the film with a warning and a ban for young viewers.Mustapha Elkhalfi, Minister of Communication, said last June that the decision to banMuch Loved in Morocco serves “to protect freedom of expression, which absolutely does not mean freedom of absurdity and destruction in cinema.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Nepalese arrests of protesters on Tibet issue alarm UN human rights office

25 March 2008United Nations human rights officials in Nepal have expressed deep concern at the arbitrary arrest and detention of several hundred people in the capital, Kathmandu, apparently on the grounds that they were involved in protests related to recent developments in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal issued a statement yesterday saying that it had been informed that a number of prominent human rights defenders were among the people arrested in Kathmandu. As many as 475 people were reportedly arrested yesterday.“These actions by police violate individuals’ basic rights to freedom from arbitrary detention and freedom of movement, in addition to impairing the individuals’ rights to peaceful assembly and expression,” OHCHR-Nepal stated.The Office – which promised to monitor events closely and continue to communicate its concerns to Nepalese authorities – said it had received reports that some people were arrested on the basis of their appearance and their assumed political opinions.Richard Bennett, the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, said such arrests were a form of unlawful discrimination.“The practice of widespread arrests without charges is against the spirit of a democratic society governed by human rights and the rule of law,” he said.The Office stressed that Nepal is obligated under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to uphold the right of all persons to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.“While it is permissible to limit these rights where necessary to protect such interests as public order, a Government cannot suppress demonstrations merely on the basis of disagreement with the political opinions expressed.”Both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour have voiced concern about the situation in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, where there have been reports earlier this month of demonstrations, violence and loss of life.Mr. Ban told reporters that all sides must avoid further confrontation and he urged restraint by the authorities, while Ms. Arbour called on Chinese authorities to allow protesters to express their right to freedom of expression and assembly. read more

No softpedalling in talks with DPR Korea UN political chief says after

The United Nations political chief said today that he held “friendly but frank” discussions during his recent visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with the UN stressing to Pyongyang that it should return to multilateral talks with preconditions.B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, speaking to journalists today in New York, reiterated that the UN was not in the country to negotiate on behalf of the so-called Six-Party Talks, of which the UN is not a member.“We were there to reconnect,” Mr. Pascoe said about the four-day mission, noting that he was the first high-level UN official to visit the country in six years. “Our effort was to open a high-level dialogue to see what we could do between this Organization and one of the Member States. We succeeded in doing that. It was quite clear that both sides were satisfied,” he continued.During the four-day visit that began on 9 February, Mr. Pascoe said his team met with Kim Yong-nam, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun and Vice Foreign Minister Pak Gil Yon.Mr. Pascoe described the talks as “friendly but frank” on all the issues, including nuclear issues, the Six-Party Talks [which include DPRK, the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United States], DPRK’s relations with its neighbours and other countries, and UN-DPRK cooperation. “We made clear that the Secretary-General felt that the talks should begin without precondition,” said Mr. Pascoe, who was accompanied on the trip by the Secretary-General’s Deputy Chef-de-Cabinet Kim Won-soo. “There was no soft-pedalling and they were quite frank with us about what their views were.”On the humanitarian front, Mr. Pascoe and his team met with representatives from the six UN agencies and programmes active in the DPRK, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food Agricultural Organization (FAO). They toured the Pyongyang maternity hospital and a rice milk factory operated by WFP.Mr. Pascoe praised the UN country team, saying that the staff were doing an excellent job to help the Korean people, despite one of the lowest rates in the world of overseas development assistance (ODA) per capita.“Throughout the trip, it was clear that the Government and the people very much appreciate UN assistance,” said Mr. Pascoe. 16 February 2010The United Nations political chief said today that he held “friendly but frank” discussions during his recent visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with the UN stressing to Pyongyang that it should return to multilateral talks without preconditions. read more

Humanitarian emergency persists as more floods ravage Sri Lanka – UN

Those affected include nearly 200,000 people who have been displaced and have sought shelter in 703 temporary evacuation centres in 15 districts, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update, quoting official estimates.UN agencies and their partners have continued to respond to the humanitarian needs, which include food, shelter material, medical supplies, educations services and other basic items.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said it distributed food aid to 326,000 people last weekend and is aiming to feed half a million of those affected. The agency provided rations to 500,000 people affected by the first wave of floods in five districts last month, WFP spokesperson Emilia Casella told reporters in Geneva.The floods have claimed the lives of 14 people, caused injury to nine, while two others are listed as missing.Flood waters have inundated fields causing widespread destruction in rice plantations, as well as to other crops in communities where farming is the main source livelihood.People have been venturing back to their homes as the flood waters recede, but more rainfall is expected, OCHA reported. The torrential rains have also affected aid delivery with many roads still submerged or damaged.Donors have, as of today, provided $8.4 million of the $51 million requested by humanitarian agencies last month to respond to the flood crisis. The appeal will be revised at the end of this month, according to OCHA. 8 February 2011Fresh floods have hit Sri Lanka just weeks after large swathes of the South Asian island nation were inundated by a deluge caused by torrential rainfall, the United Nations reported today, saying that over a million people already weakened by the initial flooding are affected. read more

Research team seeks Golden Retriever owners for study

A Brock post-doctoral researcher with the University’s Face Perception Lab is looking for Golden Retriever owners to take part in a new project.They’re looking for volunteers who own Golden Retrievers dogs to take part in a 10-minute study. Participants will be asked to make judgments about the faces of various different breeds of dogs. [REB 04-035]Interested volunteers can contact Sarah Laurence at

Roger Stone charged in Russia Probe

A long time associate of U.S. President Donald Trump has been charged with lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing justice.Roger Stone was indicted Thursday and arrested this morning at his Florida home as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.He faces one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of making false statements and one count of witness tampering.The indictment provides details of how Trump campaign associates were aware that emails had been stolen from the Hillary Clinton campaign as early as summer 2016.Stone is expected to appear in court today.

Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq is essential for future

Meeting on the eve of the International Conference on the Protection of Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East, being held in Paris on 8 September and jointly organized by the French and Jordanian Governments, in which the UNESCO Director-General will also participate, the two UN officials also discussed the destruction of heritage and illicit trafficking, as well as persecutions of communities on religious and ethnic grounds, led by violent extremists, and in the context of a rising humanitarian crisis, involving millions of refugees as well as internally displaced persons (IDPs).A press release from UNESCO said the Deputy Secretary-General and the Director-General discussed possible measures to counter the rise of violent extremism, including with young people, to strengthen the ground for living together in all societies, through education towards a global citizenship and enhancing knowledge about different cultures and about history. “All of this shows the humanitarian crisis cannot be separated from cultural cleansing,” said Ms Bokova. “These are part of the same strategic imperative and must stand at the heart of all efforts for peacebuilding. The cultural heritage and diversity of this region must be safeguarded for future peace, as part of the identity of all humanity.”She highlighted here UNESCO’s work with Member States to raise awareness and strengthen action, including through the #Unite4Heritage social media campaign, as well as the importance of the mobilization of the UN General Assembly, reflected in the resolution approved in May on “Saving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq,” initiated by Germany and Iraq – with the strong support also of the Deputy-Secretary-General.“I have come today to express solidarity and support to the actions of UNESCO, to say I stand fully behind all UNESCO’s efforts,” said Mr. Eliasson. “The destruction of humanity’s common heritage are crimes against all of humanity, and a denial of identity to future generations. I make a passionate appeal today for the preservation of this cultural heritage as an issue of our common identity.”In this context, Mr. Eliasson welcomed and congratulated the initiative of Foreign Ministers Laurent Fabius and Nasser Judeh, of France and Jordan, in organizing the International Conference on the Protection of Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East, set to open tomorrow.He underlined the impact of the crisis on Syria and Iraq, across the region as well as on Europe and the world, and said that his message will underline the need for a political strategy bringing together all relevant actions.Mr. Eliasson underlined the great responsibility of the UN Security Council in this respect and the rising expectations of world public opinion for action to be taken – including to support IDPs in Syria and Iraq and refugees across the region and further afield – and to chart a path towards a political solution, working with all States in the region. read more

The Weird History Of Olympic Sports Just Got Weirder

CLARIFICATION (Aug. 4, 5:33 p.m.): The chart in this post shows only sports included in the 2016 Olympic Games, not those that will be added in 2020 or those that were played in previous games but discontinued. We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.RIO DE JANEIRO — Earlier this week, the International Olympic Committee announced the addition of five sports to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo — baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, climbing and surfing. Surfing’s Tyler Wright was beyond stoked, but others were less enthused about the IOC’s attempts at “bringing the Games to young people.”But concern trolling over the fidelity of the Olympics’ roster of sports overlooks just how capricious the traditional selection process has been. The 2016 games in Rio already feature a record 42 sport disciplines — rugby and golf are the newcomers this year — that make up more than 300 events. Both rugby and golf were part of the the 1900 Olympics in Paris — the second modern summer games — but by 1908 golf was out and rugby followed shortly thereafter. Other sports like basketball and boxing were added in subsequent years, but by the 1988 games in Seoul, South Korea, far more obscure sports like synchronized swimming, taekwondo and rhythmic gymnastics were on the Olympic docket, decades before golf and rugby would return.Each Olympic cycle the executive board of the International Olympic Committee votes to add sports that have petitioned to be included based on criteria like “TV ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity,” according to ESPN. This can be an unscientific thing, as was made clear in 2013, when the board voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympics and then reversed that decision and reinstated it just a few months later.Taken altogether, the weird blips in Olympic history become even more apparent — like the absence of soccer in 1932, or the decades-long tennis hiatus from 1928 to 1964. Below, a look at all of the sports that will be played in 2016 as they’ve come and gone throughout modern Olympics history.1We used the categories of sports based on the results from the 2012 London Olympics, and included golf and rugby for 2016. A few categories of sports changed in 2012, however. Individual equestrian events are now all listed under “Equestrian” and individual wrestling events (Freestyle vs. Greco-Roman) are also now both listed under “Wrestling.” We removed two sports that debuted at the summer Olympics, ice hockey and figure skating, but are now winter sports. read more

Turnkey TLT ACTOM ventilation system for Subika

first_imgTLT ACTOM will be supplying a turnkey ventilation solution to Newmont Mining Corporation’s Subika Mine based at the Ahafo complex in Ghana. The solution will comprise both large surface fans and bulkhead cooler fans to the mine in order to ensure efficient ventilation of their main shaft.TLT ACTOM will be supplying two Axial Main Surface Fans each spanning 2.5 m in diameter and 3.5 m in height, along with two Bulkhead Cooler Fans. The fan design will be based on parent-company, TLT Turbo’s technology while the manufacturing will be managed from TLT ACTOM’s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Delivery of the fans to Subika is set to commence from November 2017, with the full installation taking place in early 2018.The project was brought to TLT ACTOM by their local Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management partners, DRA. “As part of the tendering process for the contract to supply the fans to Subika, we were required to present not just products and costing but rather, a solution. Providing total ventilation solutions for mining operations across Africa is what we as TLT ACTOM pride ourselves on and we leveraged our market knowledge to come up with a simple and cost effective solution for Subika. This is what made the difference when a ventilation supplier was selected for this project,” says Luther Erasmus, Managing Director at TLT ACTOM.Newmont received its environmental permit to build and operate the Subika Underground mine in March 2017. In April of this year, Newmont announced plans to extend profitable production at its Ahafo operations by building a new underground mine and expanding plant capacity by more than 50%. According to a statement made by Newmont at the time, the Subika Underground mine is expected to produce 1.8 Moz of gold over an 11-year mine life, and features ore grades of 4.7 g/t. The expansion is expected to improve margins and support profitable production at Ahafo at least until 2029.According to Erasmus, factors in the mine’s overall operations were taken into consideration and their team concluded that a complex design would not be suitable for fulfilling the ventilation needs of the mine. “Our main goal was to ensure that our ventilation solution provided higher efficiency while at the same using less energy. This led to a simpler design and installation plan for the fans which also carried the benefit of lower costs and more efficient operation for Subika,” Erasmus explains. The installed fans will run at an optimal efficiency of 87.5%.Erasmus also states that further expansion into Africa forms part of TLT ACTOM’s current objectives and that their goal is to provide ventilation of the highest quality, with a lower energy usage benefit to mining operations as a means of establishing a footprint across the continent. “We are thrilled to be supplying to mining operations in Ghana as mining in the area is continually growing and with the right partners to supply innovative, turnkey equipment, I believe it will continue to do so. To this end, TLT ACTOM is currently exploring the feasibility of establishing a service office in Ghana to ensure continued support to clients in the region.”last_img read more

Toshiba Thrive successor leaks suggest an ultraslim Android tablet announced at IFA

first_imgBack in July, we reviewed the Toshiba Thrive tablet. Reviewer Russel Holly said the tablet was great for actually getting stuff done, instead of just using it for entertainment purposes like most other tablets. The tablet, thanks to features like a USB port and full-sized HDMI, is more like a keyboard-less computer than anything else. And, at just $480, it was priced well under the iPad 2.However, with any new product, most of us have the mindset of “we’ll wait for the second version to make sure they’ve got all the kinks ironed out.” According to Italian site Notebook Italia, the Thrive’s successor may be soon on its way with a thin, metal and glass body, unlike the rubber-clad Thrive. The successor, which has yet to be named, will also have a 10.1-inch display and microHDMI connectivity.Leaked images also show a microUSB and microSD card slot, a front-facing webcam, and a combination headphone/mic jack. The Thrive currently runs an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, and since we have no details on what kind of hardware will be in the Thrive’s successor, we can only assume that it will house the same chipset.With IFA starting this week, Toshiba will most likely announce the new tablet if the rumors are true. Toshiba announced the Folio 100 Android 2.2 tablet, one of the first NVIDIA Tegra 2 tablets, at 2010’s IFA conference, but it was quickly removed from retailers’ shelves due to an overwhelmingly large amount of returns. In fact, UK retailers were overpricing it to keep customers from buying the tablet.Toshiba updated the Folio 100 with a new design and added Android Honeycomb, and named it the Toshiba Thrive. Though we gave the Thrive a good review, it’s rather thick, and the new model rumored to be announced at IFA this week will be ultra-thin. It appears that the tablet will have an edge-to-edge screen as well, and a brushed-metal finish on the cover.So, here’s hoping this tablet is nothing like the Folio and is just an improved, thinner version of the Thrive.Notebook Italia, via Slashgearlast_img read more

Facebook détrône Google aux USA

first_imgFacebook détrône Google aux USAPour la première fois, le réseau social star a détrôné le moteur de recherche américain : Facebook a été le site Internet le plus visité aux Etats-Unis sur les onze premiers mois de 2010. Selon le service de mesure de l’audience en ligne Experian Hitwise, cité par Reuters, Facebook a drainé environ 9% de toutes les visites d’internautes américains entre janvier et novembre 2010. En comparaison, n’a pas dépassé 7,2%.Le moteur de recherche occupait le premier rang en 2008 et 2009. En 2007, la plateforme communautaire MySpace, était numéro 1 (alors que cette année, elle occupe seulement la 7e place sur le web). Le portail Yahoo!, lui, se classe troisième grâce à ses services annexes, avec 8,1% des visiteurs.Néanmoins, si l’on prenait en compte tous les sites gérés par Google (YouTube, Gmail, par exemple), le géant américain conserverait son trône avec 9,9% des visites.En seulement six ans d’existence, le site de Mark Zuckerberg est devenu le premier réseau social au monde. Facebook compte environ 500 millions d’utilisateurs à travers la planète. Le 31 décembre 2010 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sane laughs off Man Utd links That wont happen

first_imgManchester City winger Leroy Sane dismissed the idea of ever joining rivals Manchester United by claiming he’s on the “right side”The Germany international has become the bookmakers’ favourite over the past week to become Jose Mourinho’s latest recruit at United.But Sane insists there is no chance of that happening ahead of next Sunday’s Manchester derby.The 22-year-old even found the idea hilarious and laughed out loud while denying the rumour.“That won’t happen! That won’t happen!” said Sane, according to MEN.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Asked if he meant this year or ever, Sane replied: “That won’t happen at all. I am really happy here and I’m on the right side!”The 2017/17 PFA Young Player of the Year has only made five starts in nine Premier League appearances this season.However, after City’s 6-1 thrashing of Southampton on Sunday, Sane has now recorded three goals and assists.Before facing United though, Pep Guardiola’s side must host Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday.last_img read more

Jamaica Customs Agency clarifies clearance procedures for containers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Photo credit: Jamaica Observercenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 27, 2016 – For many Jamaicans with relatives overseas, receiving a barrel with gifts is a common occurrence.  Though barrels are shipped to the island throughout the year, Jamaicans abroad and at home look forward to sending and receiving barrels at Christmas, which is the busiest period for the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA).Customs Manager for the JCA’s Operations Department, Alicia Christian-Scott, told JIS News that duration for processing and clearing barrels ranges from 30 minutes to one hour.   She explained that specific documents are required to facilitate this.   These include: shipping documents from agents; a national identification card; and a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN).Ms. Christian-Scott informed that any person clearing a barrel on behalf of a party in whose name the container was shipped must have a written authorization from the individual, as well as a copy of their identification, certified by a Justice of the Peace (JP).   She said the processing fee is $2,500 plus General Consumption Tax (GCT), adding that the minimum duty applicable per shipment is $6,500. The customs officer said the sum of duty payable may vary and is contingent on the barrel’s contents.Ms. Christian-Scott explained that on arriving at customs area, persons should collect their documents from the shipping agent and pay the relevant handling and/or freight charges.   Thereafter, they should proceed to the warehouse where the barrels are stored, pay the relevant handling and storage fees and present the shipping documents to the security personnel on location.Ms. Christian-Scott said once the barrel is located, a customs officer will ask the client to open the container for examination.   The officer will evaluate the contents and, thereafter, direct the client to the customs cashier to pay the applicable duties and fees.  At this stage the release order, received earlier, should be presented to the warehouse operator who will issue a gate pass.  Persons should then proceed to the delivery area with this pass to collect their barrel, which then completes the process.Ms. Christian-Scott told JIS News that if a client receives an unaccompanied baggage clearance declaration (C27/Yellow form) form at the airport, they should present this along with their passport and TRN card to the customs officer at the warehouse.Ms. Christian-Scott said one of the main misconceptions in clearing containers was the belief that the JCA’s and shipping agent’s fees are one and the same.  “When they go to the shipping agent to collect their document and pay the relevant fees to the warehouse personnel, and when they come to customs and we apply the relevant charges after examining their shipment, there are a lot of persons who will tell us that they have already paid, not realizing that when you interface with customs you are required to pay a processing fee and any relevant duties that will be applicable to the item,” she outlined.Ms. Christian-Scott advised persons to ensure that prohibited or restricted items are not included in their barrels.  Prohibited items include: narcotics, indecent and obscene prints, paintings, photographs and cinematograph films, among others.   Restricted items are those requiring a special permit to be brought in. These include meats and plant material, among other items.last_img read more

Three vehicle crash sends nine to the hospital in National City

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – A three-vehicle crash on a National City street left six people with major injuries today and three others less seriously hurt. The pileup on Paradise Valley Road occurred shortly before 1 p.m., when a white Scion veered off the westbound side of the road at high speed and struck an oncoming Hyundai Sonata east of Plaza Boulevard, according to police.At least one of those vehicles then hit an eastbound Subaru Crosstrek, Lt. Robert Rounds said.Emergency crews had to use heavy prying equipment to get two or more of the victims out of the wreckage, Rounds said.Medics took all nine people involved in the accident — four each in the Scion and Hyundai, and the driver and sole occupant of the Subaru — to hospitals.At least one child was among the patients, the lieutenant said. None of the victims’ injuries were believed to be life threatening.The cause of the crash, which left the roadway blocked for about two hours, remained under investigation Thursday evening. Three vehicle crash sends nine to the hospital in National City December 20, 2018 Posted: December 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Medical problem may have killed Fort Vancouver student

first_imgPolice believe a medical problem may have killed Fort Vancouver High School student Drake Blair.However, the Clark County medical examiner had not yet made an official ruling of the cause and manner of death, Detective Wally Stefan with the Vancouver Police Department said Tuesday evening. No foul play is believed to have been involved, Stefan said.Blair, 17, was headed home after the end of the school day at 2:05 p.m. Monday when other students on his bus found him unconscious. He was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center, where he later died. In a televised message that aired just after school started Tuesday, Fort Vancouver High School Principal Jeff Snell addressed students regarding Blair’s sudden death.“It is with great sorrow that I share with you the tragic and sudden death of one of our students,” Snell said in the address. “Drake suffered medical distress on his school bus as it was leaving campus at the end of the day. School administrators and the school nurse provided medical assistance to Drake until medics arrived on the scene and transported him to the hospital. Today we will have additional counselors available in the career center. If you need someone to talk to, or just a quiet place to go, please don’t hesitate to tell us. I wish there was something I could say or do to bring Drake back to us. I want you all to know that we care deeply for each and every one of you. If there’s anything that a staff member can do to help you, please let us know. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Drake’s family and friends as we all mourn his loss. At this time, we will have a moment of silence to honor the passing of Drake. Thank you.”Blair enrolled at Fort Vancouver in September after previously attending school in Arizona. He was active in video production and planned to follow his older brother into the Army.last_img read more