Teen charged for stabbing friend to death

first_imgA teen miner was on Tuesday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with the capital offence of murder.Murder accused: Emmanuel McCloudThe charge against Emmanuel McCloud, 19, alleged that he murdered Herbert Willie on March 24, 2019, while they were at 111 Miles, Potaro River, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) during an argument.The prosecution is contending that on Sunday last, at about 02:20h, ranks from the Bartica Police Station received information and went to Mahdia in the vicinity of Mahdia Primary School where they saw Willie lying on the road, bleeding profusely.He was picked up and transported to the Mahdia Hospital where he was admitted a patient but later succumbed to several stab wounds he received to his lower back.Later that evening, police acting on information apprehended the suspect. The police have since claimed that McCloud under caution admitted to committing the offence. He was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The case will continue on April 16, 2019, at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Car set on fire near well-known Redcastle nightclub

first_imgAn investigation is underway into a car fire which broke out near The Bailey nightclub in Redcastle on Saturday night.Emergency services were called to the scene when the car was set alight on the public road at Tullyally, Redcastle Fire services brought the blaze under control. Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are anxious to speak to anyone in relation to the event. The incident occurred at around 1.50 am in the early hours of Sunday morning, 19th May.They can be contacted on 074-9320540 or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Car set on fire near well-known Redcastle nightclub was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Auto Racing: Defending NSMS champ Knight wins at Redwood Acres, trails leader Collins by three

first_imgEUREKA >> The North State Modified Series ventured north to the Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka for the holiday weekend. Defending NSMS champion Darrin Knight of Kelseyville ran down early leader Guy Young of Redding, making the winning pass on lap 24 to capture the Swartz Diesel Nor-Cal 60 feature event. Knight’s win moved him up to second on the board, but 2015 Lakeport Speedway champ Mike Collins’ fourth-place finish was enough to escalate him to three-point lead on NSMS standings.Knight …last_img read more

South African marks Disability Rights Awareness Month

first_img5 November 2015 Disability Rights Awareness Month (Dram) was launched at Optima College, which caters exclusively for blind and partially sighted people, in Pretoria on 3 November by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.Dram will run for a month, from 3 November to 3 December. It aims to increase awareness of the rights of people with disabilities as equal citizens in society in general. The month-long campaign also calls for speeding up equal access to socio-economic opportunities.This year, Dram is celebrating 60 years of the Freedom Charter under the theme: “South Africa – a free and just society inclusive of all persons with disabilities as equal citizens’.DSD Min addresses the media at the launch of National Disability Rights Awareness Month #DisabilityRightsSA pic.twitter.com/KoxOM2eE6U— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) November 3, 2015Against all oddsCyclist Palesa Manaleng was in a cycling accident in 2014 in which she was paralysed from her waist down. But that hasn’t stopped her from continuing her passion for riding. She will be taking part in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge in Joburg on 15 November, during Dram.Manaleng spent three months recovering in hospital from a dislocated spine, among other injuries. “I was lying on my bed at the Rehab Hospital and I was watching the Cycling Challenge and for the first time since my accident I was excited about something,” she recalled.“My problem, or so I thought, was that I could no longer walk and I knew at that moment lying in that bed that I wanted the feeling of freedom that those cyclists possessed.”She told her physiotherapist and occupational therapist she wanted to continue to cycle, but didn’t know how. “They showed me photos of Pieter du Preez on his hand-cycle and I knew then and there, I needed one,” she said.Watch more of Manaleng’s story here:After hearing about her story, the Cycle Challenge’s organisers decided to sponsor Manaleng with a hand-cycle, a cycling kit, training assistance and ongoing support.“Despite this remarkable life-changing event, Palesa remains strong and committed to making the most of her new life,” said race director Tanya Harford. “She doesn’t think of herself as a victim and has no sense that her life is now over or less than it was. She’s just making the best of adapting to new challenges.“She is the epitome of the event’s “Ride For A Purpose’ campaign.”Government’s white paperThe White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be submitted to the cabinet this month for consideration, said Minister Dlamini.Once approved, it will commit authorities to advancing the rights of people with disabilities by accepting full responsibility and accountability for delivering services to all South Africans, including able-bodied and disabled men and women.“It will also strengthen recourse for persons with disabilities and their families if this does not happen,” the minister said.People with disabilities must be empowered to contribute to the development of their communities, schools, work places and to the country, she added. “Empowerment is identified as a core cross-cutting theme for enabling persons with disabilities to avail of and access all socio-economic development opportunities and rights that exist.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

LTE Smartphone Shipments Projected To Hit 275 Million In 2013

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Did you buy a “4G” LTE smartphone in 2012? No? Well, there is a pretty good chance you will end up buying one in 2013.Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that 275 million LTE smartphones will be sold next year – a projected 203% jump from the 91 million LTE smartphones shipped in 2012. LTE, which stands for “Long Term Evolution” is the fastest cellular connection available to the mass market. In the United States, carriers like Verizon and AT&T lead the way in providing in LTE infrastructure, while third place Sprint is beginning to aggressively build its own LTE offering. Overseas carriers like Japan NTT Docomo and the United Kingdom’s Everything Everywhere (EE) are also pushing LTE infrastructure.  Up until the second half of 2012, most LTE smartphones available were of the Android variety from manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola and HTC. LTE is now seen as an essential feature on most top of the market smartphones. Many people expected that Apple would get in on the LTE game in 2011 with the release of the iPhone 4S, but Apple chose to remain with 3G technologies like HSPA+. Now that the iPhone 5 has LTE, though, usage is expected to take a big jump.Speed test on AT&T with Android smartphone in BostonLTE adoption will be pushed through top tier manufacturers Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Motorola and lower-tier smartphone makers like Huawei, Pantech and ZTE. Research In Motion would be smart to include LTE in its new BlackBerry 10 phones and even though LG went with HSPA+ for its flagship Android Nexus 4, the manufacturer will likely have several LTE phones on the market throughout 2013. Predictions of growth in LTE smartphone shipments in 2013 was derived from an inflection point of infrastructure by the carriers in 2012. Verizon, the leading LTE provider in the U.S., provides LTE availability to 250 million Americans in 440 markets. Big Red had 46 LTE capable devices as of Dec. 5, 2012 and 11 million customers were using the network. AT&T can offers LTE in 125 markets with 160 million consumers in the U.S. – and plans to reach 250 million U.S. residents by the end of 2013. The benefits of LTE are significant. Just as broadband lines to homes and apartments helped fundamentally change the Internet, LTE will do the same for millions of smartphone and tablet users. In many cases, the LTE in consumer’s pockets will be faster than the Wi-Fi or wired connections they have at home. Stronger connections, faster data speeds and improved stability will let smartphones perform tasks that would have been too cumbersome under older 3G connectivity. Be it mobile video (for entertainment and communication), moving large files to the cloud or just playing more interesting games, LTE is a key enabler for the next generation of mobile. In 2013, millions of people across the world will realize that first hand. Images by Dan Rowinski. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#lte#smartphones last_img read more

DDoS Attacks As Social Protest

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Anonymous#ddos#hackers#privacy#security adam popescu Related Posts A new petition, organized by Anonymous, has been sent to the White House with the hopes of legitimizing DDoS attacks – those hacker-led techno-onslaughts that shut down Web sites.The petition basically asks that distributed denial of service, or DDoS attacks, be designated as legitimate forms of protest. This is quite a stretch considering the amount of damage these attacks do (just ask the Federal government, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and a host of others). And the petition authors want those jailed for DDoS immediately released and their records cleared.Fat chance, right?The writers of the petition say DDoS attacks are the “equivalent of repeatedly hitting the refresh button on a webpage… Instead of a group of people standing outside a building to occupy the area, they are having their computer occupy a website to slow (or deny) service of that particular website for a short time.”The petition needs 25,000 signatures by February 6 in order to trigger a White House response (as of Monday night, there were 5,420 signatories). Anything less than the required amount, and the White House can treat this like spam and junk it. While it’s not likely to be effective, launching a petition like this in the wake of the death of Aaron Swartz and the wave of newfound support for hacktivists, may be the best possible timing for the petition to gain supporters (another online petition entitled “Reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act” also attempts to catch the rising support for hactivism). Still, that doesn’t mean it’s going to get real traction. A glass-half-empty look at the petition could classify it as a naive, tongue-in-cheek attempt from the black hat world to justify their activities – likely doomed to failure. Chance Of Snow In Hell Today“There is no way in hell the White House will ever legalize DDoS,” said activist and Australian journalist Asher Wolf. Wolf believes the petition comes from the Anonymous Collective. Attempts at contacting Anonymous were not returned at time of publication. But this issue may not be as morally black-and-white as one mightl make it. Security expert Dan Kaminsky says that while he wouldn’t sign the petition, he thinks the attempt is far from silly or naive. Kaminsky indicated that while the petition may be misguided, the idea of creating legitimate forms of online protest in the heavily guarded online world are needed.“People are going to figure out how protest works in a system that has gotten very good at suppressing protest,” Kaminsky said. “I see where they’re coming from… I understand the desire.”The fundamental problem with DDoS, Kaminsky added, is the numbers disparity between those who perform the DDoS attacks and those targeted. Usually the culprits are small groups of people targeting large numbers of computers. So while many computers are affected, in terms of manpower the numbers of actual participants are low. Kaminsky believes that’s what makes DDoS a lesser form of protest than say physical people in the streets.  “What makes protest work is the visible human investment,” he said. “Five people in Guy Fawkes masks protesting Scientology makes an impact. Who cares how many computers are involved, they don’t have opinions… One hundred thousand people protesting is very different from making 100,000 computers [shut down].”Not All About Social ChangeJust when you’re ready to change your mind about the hacker collective and believe they’re about to bring the world positive change, they go and do something that would make even their staunchest supporter say: “Huh?”Last night, Anonymous took credit for hacking into several news organizations’ websites, including the Los Angeles Times, Slate and Vanity Fair – all to wish a very special happy birthday to a fellow hacker. One step forward, two steps back.How Will Anonymous And Friends Be Treated?While this petition will not likely make it to the White House’s to-do list, it reflects a sense of the growing power of Anonymous and similar groups. These organizations looking for new ways to expand power and be taken seriously in this fast-evolving online landscape.In the last few years, the Anonymous movement has gone from small hacker cells to mainstream in-person gatherings the world over, with thousands donning masks and pounding the pavement. If they can translate that sheer human power to the Web, they may become much more powerful. If and when that happens, governments may being to treat with them the way they do foreign principalities – or terrorists. Photo Courtesy Of Shutterstockcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

The Truth About Social Selling

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The truth about social selling is that there is no such thing. Social selling is really marketing.You don’t use social media to qualify your dream clients. The work you do using the social toolkit is about identifying your dream clients. It’s about listening to your dream clients share things that give you a hint as to what they believe is important.You don’t use social media to do discovery work. The thing that makes discovery work so powerful is that you are sitting face-to-face with your dream client, allowing them to see and feel you listen to them. You can’t replicate that feeling on social channels. You also can’t apply your business acumen and your situational knowledge to their challenges and opportunities over social channels.There is no way that you are ever going to present using the social channels. In fact, the proponents of social selling (which you now know is really marketing) are offended by the very word “sell.” They chafe at the mere mention of the word “pitch.” The social-only proponents say things like “be helpful,” and “share content.” And for God’s sake, “Don’t ask for anything.” But when you sell, you have to ask for commitments. If you aren’t gaining any commitments, you aren’t selling. You’re marketing.You aren’t going to build consensus with a LinkedIn post. You aren’t going to really help your dream client resolve their concerns and fears with a Tweet, even a really, really clever tweet.Social selling, or social marketing, is an awesome toolkit for developing relationships, relationships that allow you to get face-to-face with your dream client. What other toolkit can help you share your value-creating ideas and gain your dream client’s attention before you are known. Social is excellent for positioning and differentiating yourself and your offering from your competitors. Social, if done well, creates engagement with dream clients. Most of all social helps nurture the relationships you need to create new opportunities.All of this “social” is above the funnel activity, but it helps you with prospecting, the activity that you need to have a funnel in the first place.Salespeople need to be better marketers. Being a better marketer can help you be a better salesperson. But let’s not pretend that we are really selling when we are marketing.last_img read more

No security compromise at Wankhede: Shetty

first_imgSeeking to allay fears expressed by the city’s fire department about the safety norms at the Wankhede Stadium, World Cup tournament director Ratnakar Shetty on Sunday said security and safety of people would not be compromised while staging matches at the venue. “When we build a stadium, we take care of each and every person who will come to the stadium. And there would be no compromises in anything required by the government or any agencies,” Shetty told reporters who were taken around the renovated stadium. “Every permission that is required will be obtained and without that you can not have a stadium. You can not organise a match. But getting a permission is a procedure. It does not happen that you go to a counter and say now give me a NOC. There is a procedure which is followed and permissions are taken in a sequence. “Rest assured, all permissions will be in hand, all things required from the fire department and the NOC (no objection certificate). What is required is the compliance at the new areas like the basement at the north stand which will house the control room for the television and the media conference room,” he said. Expressing displeasure at the non-compliance of fire safety norms at the revamped Wankhede stadium, city’s Fire Brigade department had last week said that it would seek a reply from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in this regard.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Gov’t Negotiates $100 Million Loan Package for Banana Farmers

first_imgTo assist with the resuscitation of the banana industry, the Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, has negotiated a $100 million loan package from the People’s Cooperative (PC) Banks, which will be available to farmers at an interest rate of five per cent. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Nov. 6), said the PC Banks have also agreed to reduce the one-off fees on loans from three per cent to 1.5 per cent to assist the industry at this time. She said the Government recognises that some of the smaller banana farmers may not be able to access these loan funds and so the Ministry has negotiated with the European Union to allocate $13 million from the European Union Banana Support Programme (EUBSP) to assist small farmers with fertilizer and insecticide. Some 3,888 bags of fertilizer and 39 kilograms of insecticide will be distributed in the worst affected areas this week. She informed that banana farmers, who suffered losses above 50 per cent of production and who are subscribers to the Catastrophe Fund, will receive their pay-out shortly.last_img read more