Month: July 2019

first_imgLabour is facing new concerns about its commitment to disability equality, after questions were raised over whether the shadow chancellor ever wrote a letter he promised to send to councils about the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).John McDonnell pledged at a parliamentary meeting in early September to write to every Labour-run local authority in England, asking them to ring-fence government money they receive to compensate for the ILF closure.But McDonnell’s office has refused to answer questions about the letter, and none of the Labour-run councils contacted by Disability News Service (DNS) so far has been able to find any record of receiving such a letter.The government money is handed to councils every year to contribute towards the support needs of former ILF-recipients, following the fund’s closure in June 2015, but the money was not ring-fenced by ministers and so many local authorities have used it for other purposes.McDonnell (pictured) promised disabled campaigners at a packed parliamentary meeting in September that he would write to Labour-run councils, asking them to ring-fence the funding for former ILF-recipients.He said: “We will do that. We will talk to individual councils about how they can protect the funding here.”The meeting had been held to launch Inclusion London’s report, One Year On: Evaluating The Impact Of The Closure Of The Independent Living Fund.The report included analysis of freedom of information responses received by Inclusion London from each of the capital’s 33 local authorities, which showed vast differences in the proportions of former ILF-recipients whose packages had been cut after the fund’s closure.DNS has been trying for nearly four weeks to secure answers from McDonnell’s press spokesman about how councils responded to the letter, but other than acknowledging one email, he has refused to comment.A spokeswoman for Labour-run Gateshead council said this week that no-one she had contacted about McDonnell’s letter “knows anything about it”, including the council leader and the cabinet member for social care, as well as “various people” in the social care department “who would have remembered if a letter from the shadow chancellor came in”.A Derbyshire council spokesman said they were “checking all the channels that this letter may have been received by the county council but are not in a position to confirm we’ve received it at the moment”.And a Lambeth council spokesman said he could not “find any evidence of it having arrived”.Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green party, who secured the promise from McDonnell in September, has written twice to the shadow chancellor’s office, asking to see the letter.He said the urgency of the issue had been made “very clear” by disabled people who spoke at the Inclusion London meeting.He said: “The independent living report left none of us in any doubt of the immense hardship being caused by local authorities of all political persuasions who are not ring-fencing the ILF money.”He said there had been “huge support” at the meeting for his suggestion that McDonnell write to Labour-run councils.He said: “If this hasn’t happened it is extremely disappointing at a time when many disabled people face real hardship and there is something that could be urgently done by Labour councils to help them.”But it is just the latest in a string of actions by the Labour party that have left many disabled activists frustrated and angry.Last week, DNS reported how the disabled crossbench peer Baroness [Jane} Campbell had attacked Labour’s “lazy indifference” to disability equality, after it abstained on a vote in the House of Lords that would have forced bars, shops and restaurants to ensure their premises obeyed laws on accessibility when renewing their alcohol licences.Labour has also failed to appoint a shadow minister for disabled people since Debbie Abrahams was promoted to shadow secretary of state for work and pensions in June.And last month, Abrahams’ office invited a disabled people’s organisation to speak at the launch of her disability equality roadshow, and then withdrew the invitation after discovering that it wanted to talk about independent living.Bartley said he could not see a justification for Labour abstaining on the Lords vote.He said: “It is one disappointment after another at the moment [with Labour].“I want to be as constructive as possible. We really want to work with Labour and SNP [on disability rights issues].”But he said Labour had missed “a really great opportunity to do something positive” with the licensing amendment.He said: “In my local community, a third of the shops, bars and restaurants you can’t access as a wheelchair-user [his son uses a wheelchair].“It’s not right that the onus is on the disabled person to make that complaint. It puts them in a very awkward position in their community.“It puts another burden on them… when this is an issue of basic, fundamental rights.”last_img read more

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first_imgWith effect from Friday February 10, St.Helens Council have introduced a £1 charge on the following car parks for Saints Home Matches:Tontine Car ParkChalon Way Car Park – WA10 1BFThe Old Tesco Car Park Link Way – WA10 1BFThe £1 fee is payable on entry, and the Council have asked if people intending to use these car parks can have the correct amount available to avoid congestion.last_img

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first_imgSAINTS won the first Steve Prescott Cup with a 46-41 aggregate win over Hull FC.The annual competition was set up in honour of the legend who played for both clubs with such distinction.Here are a few pictures from before and after match at the KC Stadium by our official snapper Bernard Platt.Steve’s children were mascots on the day and his brother brought on the match ball.last_img

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first_imgThe game will kick off at 1pm at Robin Park.Mark Brennan’s squad is:Pip Birchall, Leah Burke, Rhianna Burke, Chantelle Crowl, Faye Gaskin, Lizzie Gladman, Zoe Harris, Charlotte Hill, Tara Jones, Sarah Lovejoy, Carys Marsh, Roxy Mura, Chloe Richardson, Emily Rudge, Isabelle Rudge, Dawn Taylor, Katie-May Williams, Naomi Williams, Vicky Whitfield.“It’s fair to say we are really looking forward to this one,” Mark said. “Training has been good this week and it was superb to have Matty Smith down on Tuesday to support our pivots’ development.“We have started the season well but it’s important we remain confident in our ability as a squad and take each game as it comes. We’re all working hard and looking for consistency in our performances.“Selection has been tough ahead of such a big game. The players are showing their commitment and developing in every session – but that in turn gives us a real headache!“We’ve had to re-shuffle a little bit with Becca Rotheram picking up slight injury but other than that all the players are fit. It’s good to bring Lizzie Gladman, Isabelle Rudge and Pip Birchall into the squad alongside Charlotte Hill and Rhianna Burke.”He continued: “We are expecting a tough and physical battle against a strong Wigan pack who are led around the park by experienced players like Gemma Walsh.“They also have some strong running outside backs in their ranks too so we need to make sure we are on the top of our game.“It is an historic fixture; the first ever Saints and Wigan female derby game and we hope, as always, the Saints fans who have been brilliant this season come over to Robin Park and support the team.”Entry to Robin Park will be £5 for adults, £3 children and £2 for parking.last_img read more

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first_imgFor the remainder of the Betfred Super League season the retail giant will take pride of place on the sleeves of the playing kit.JD will also be focussing on their unique fan engagement activity throughout the summer across local JD stores.The deal was struck as part of an alliance between the club and Warrington Wolves.Commenting on the partnership, JD’s Group Marketing Director, Stephen White, said: “Super League is a fantastic product and fits perfectly with our store locations and our customers sporting interests.“The Saints and Wolves are the perfect community clubs for JD as we make our first connection with rugby league supporters.”JD has stores in both towns within its extensive UK store portfolio and plans to develop instore support activity throughout the summer.Saints’ General Manager Dave Hutchinson added: “This is a real coup for the club and rugby league. JD is the leading trainer and sports fashion retailer in the UK, have their headquarters in the NW, and we share a common interest through our fans and customers alike.“We look forward to working together for the remainder of the season.”JD will appear on Saints shirts tonight as we take on Castleford and sleeve patches will be available in store soon.For the latest lifestyle & sports fashion from the Undisputed King of Trainers visit jdsports.co.uk and follow @jdsports for exclusive content.last_img read more

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first_imgJustin Holbrook has named an unchanged squad from the win over Wakefield Trinity.He will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote.David Furner will select his 17 from:1. Jack Walker, 2. Tom Briscoe, 3. Kallum Watkins (c), 4. Konrad Hurrell, 5. Ash Handley, 6. Tui Lolohea, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Adam Cuthbertson, 9. Matt Parcell, 10. Brad Singleton, 11. Trent Merrin, 13. Stevie Ward, 14. Brad Dwyer, 15. Liam Sutcliffe, 16. Brett Ferres, 18. Nathaniel Peteru, 19. Mikolaj Oledzki, 22. Cameron Smith, 29. Harry Newman,He will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote.David Furner will select his 17 from:1. Jack Walker, 2. Tom Briscoe, 3. Kallum Watkins (c), 4. Konrad Hurrell, 5. Ash Handley, 6. Tui Lolohea, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Adam Cuthbertson, 9. Matt Parcell, 10. Brad Singleton, 11. Trent Merrin, 13. Stevie Ward, 14. Brad Dwyer, 15. Liam Sutcliffe, 16. Brett Ferres, 18. Nathaniel Peteru, 19. Mikolaj Oledzki, 22. Cameron Smith, 29. Harry Newman,He will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote.last_img read more

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first_img “This expansion reflects the promising new era we’re experiencing at Smithfield,” said Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer for Smithfield Foods. “It supports our continued growth and helps us better serve our customers by providing additional capacity and optimizing our distribution footprint.”Smithfield will begin construction of the new distribution center this month. The new distribution center will be 500,000 square feet with 47,000 pallet positions.The blast cell cold storage expansion, announced earlier this year, is underway and will increase the facility’s capacity by 140 million pounds. Both projects will be complete fall 2018.Related Article: North Carolina DMV announces more steps to tackle overloadSmithfield’s Tar Heel facility is the largest pork processing plant in the world. Currently, the facility employs nearly 5,000 people and processes more than 30,000 hogs each day. BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Smithfield Foods processing plant in Tar Heel is getting a new distribution center and will expand its cold storage in a $100 million dollar expansion.Smithfield Foods announced today the expansion would also create approximately 250 more jobs.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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first_img(Photo: Wake N Bake/Facebook) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wake N Bake featured a special treat Tuesday as country legend Willie Nelson played in the Port City.The donut shop shared a photo of the unique shaped donut on Facebook. It’s a cheesecake filled vanilla iced donut with oreo crumbs.- Advertisement – Wake N Bake says they sold out in a matter of hours.last_img

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first_img “I like every bit of this, very nice,” WWII veteran Pat Fonzi said.At age 18 Pat Fonzi first stepped foot on the USS North Carolina and now decades later at nearly 95-years-old he revisited the ship he once served on.“I was happy, everything looks beautiful. Now I can rest a lot different now. I know everything is going to be nice. I said I did my job, so did a lot of other people. So now I can rest a lot better now.”Related Article: FEMA assesses community needs starting at the front doorFonzi served on the ship from 1941 to 1945, a choice he made in order to travel the world.  His favorite place he could not stop talking about was Tahiti.“You can’t imagine a place that beautiful. Oh just like heaven,” Fonzi said.After sharing stories about his journey at sea aboard the ship Fonzi checked out photos, his old sleeping quarters and while also being recognized and honored for his service.But the highlight of his trip was showing his great-grandchildren his former bunk.“Great-great pap-pap they call me, so now when they go to school 5th, 6th grade they start their history and all that they’ll understand your great-grandfather see he fought in that war,” Fonzi said.As Fonzi thinks back to his days on the showboat as a gun captain, he would not change a thing. Ending the day feeling like he was eighteen again.“Very, very happy the way things turned out and I’m really excited and happy. I’m really happy,” Fonzi said.Fonzi and his family traveled from Pennsylvania to the Port City for their visit. The Battleship also hosted their memorial dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A special visitor stopped by the USS North Carolina, a World War II Veteran who took a long-awaited walk down memory lane aboard the ship.It’s been 50 years since his last visit to the vessel he served on.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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first_img The company has no timeline regarding when the Wilmington store will reopen, but employees have the option to help with cleanup efforts or work in the Jacksonville store for the time being.O2 Fitness on Independence Blvd. reopened with normal hours Tuesday, though they still have no hot water.Many businesses downtown have reopened, but aren’t seeing much foot traffic.Related Article: City officials begin budget talks for 2020“A lot of people downtown are open, they’re ready for people to come down here. Some people are staying away because they’re worried that we’re closed or that there’s damage, but everyone downtown is working together to have stuff open, so just come and shop and enjoy it,” said embroiderer Lauren Bodenhamer.Bodenhamer says using Etsy for online sales is helping them.She says they are excited for river fest to bring a boost back to downtown. 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 Settings NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) —  As things slowly start getting back to normal for many across the Cape Fear, some businesses are beginning to reopen, while others remain closed.The Wilmington Best Buy suffered roof damage during Hurricane Florence, which led to extensive water damage inside the store.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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first_img According to a news release, an investigation determined there were no contributing circumstances by the driver of the vehicle.Police say they do not have an update on the condition of the 14-year-old who was hit, other than she received multiple injuries. 14-year-old hit by a car on Old Fayetteville Road on March 1, 2019 (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The driver who hit a 14-year-old pedestrian on Friday will not face charges.Leland Police say the crash happened on Old Fayetteville Road between Skipper and Basin streets.- Advertisement – last_img

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first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaREUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha A Malaysian judge on Monday sentenced a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to more than three years in prison for causing harm, after prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her.Doan Thi Huong, who has already served two years in jail, could be released as early as next month in accordance with Malaysian law, her lawyers said.Huong, 30, and an Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah, were charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX poison, a lethal chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur’s main airport in February 2017.Prosecutors on Monday offered Huong an alternative charge of ‘causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means’. The reduced charge was offered after receiving representations from the Vietnamese embassy and the woman’s lawyers, they said.Huong pleaded guilty to the alternative charge, which carries a jail term of up to ten years, a financial penalty or whipping. She would have faced a mandatory death penalty if found guilty of murder.Judge Azmi Ariffin sentenced Huong to three years and four months in prison for the reduced charged of causing harm.The judge told Huong she was “a very, very lucky person indeed” that the prosecutors offered her the alternative charge.Wearing a red baju kurung, a traditional Malay dress, with a headscarf, Huong stood and nodded as the judge delivered the sentencing.Vietnamese officials in court broke into applause after the ruling.Prosecutors sprung a surprise last month by dropping the murder charge against Siti Aisyah. They later declined to do the same for Huong without giving a reason for the decision and despite appeals from Vietnam’s government.Four North Korean men have also been charged, but they left Malaysia hours after the murder and remain at large.Defence lawyers have maintained the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents. The women said they thought they were part of a reality prank show and did not know they were poisoning Kim.Kim Jong Nam was living in exile in Macau before the killing, having fled his homeland after his half-brother Kim Jong Un became North Korea’s leader in 2011 following their father’s death.South Korean and American officials have said the North Korean regime had ordered the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, who had been critical of his family’s dynastic rule. Pyongyang has denied the allegation.WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Christoph SchwaigerChristoph Schwaiger The Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna, has said that Malta is currently in its third consecutive year of surplus. The Minister was accompanied by the Prime Minister when he made this announcement at Castille this afternoon.Scicluna said the government goal is to balance the books.He explained that revenue from the Individual Investor Program (IIP) has helped to amplify the economic surplus. However, without the sale of passports, the government would still be able to generate revenue.Read more:Part of the IIP government income will go towards social initiativesNegative deficit trend in Government Finances – de MarcoMaltese economy thriving but lacks enforcement – ECLast year’s surplus was reported to be € 250.8 million.  The Minister also explained that the national debt had also dropped to 46%, much lower than 70% recorded in recent past.The Prime Minister explained that even with the current surplus, the government was continuing to invest in different projects and measures like free child care.He added that it would be easy to reach a surplus by cutting pensions but this would negatively impact the population.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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first_imgAn app offering real-time translations is to allow people in Japan to speak to foreigners over the phone with both parties using their native tongue. Advertisement An app offering real-time translations is to allow people in Japan to speak to foreigners over the phoneAn app offering real-time translations is to allow people in Japan to speak to foreigners over the phone with both parties using their native tongue.NTT Docomo – the country’s biggest mobile network initially convert Japanese to English, Mandarin and Korean, with other languages to follow.It is the latest in a series of telephone conversation translators to launch in recent months. – Advertisement – Lexifone and Vocre have developed other products.Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft are among those working on other solutions.The products have the potential to let companies avoid having to use specially trained multilingual staff, helping them cut costs. They could also aid tourism.However, the software involved cannot offer perfect translations, limiting its use in some situations.Cloud technologyNTT Docomo unveiled its Hanashite Hon’yaku app for Android devices at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (Ceatec) show in Japan earlier this month, and plans to launch it on 1 November.It provides users with voice translations of the other speaker’s conversation after a slight pause, as well as providing a text readout.“French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai will be added for this application in late November, raising the number of non-Japanese languages to 10,” the firm said in a statement.“Fast and accurate translations are possible with any smartphone, regardless of device specifications, because Hanashite Hon’yaku utilises Docomo’s cloud [remote computer servers] for processing.”The caller must subscribe to one of Docomo’s packages to be able to use it. NTT Docomo’s app offers both voice and text translations of phone conversationsLandline translationsNTT Docomo will soon face competition from France’s Alcatel-Lucent which is developing a rival product, WeTalk. It can handle Japanese and about a dozen other languages including English, French and Arabic.We want to allow conferences with 10 people and four different languages, and the system would provide translations in every language needed”Gilles Gerlinge Alactel-LucentThe service is designed to work over any landline telephone, meaning the company has had to find a way to do speech recognition using audio data sampled at a rate of 8kHz or 16kHz.Other products – which rely on data connections – have used higher 44kHz samples which are easier to process.Alcatel-Lucent uses a patented technology to capture the user’s voice and enhance it before applying speech recognition software. The data is then run through translation software before being run through a speech synthesiser.The firm said all this could be done in less than a second. However, it has opted to wait before the speaker has stopped talking before starting the translation after experiments carried out with workers at insurance company Axa suggested users preferred the experience.“We are still working on improving the system,” Gilles Gerlinger, the product’s co-founder, told the BBC.“You can do conversations with one person, but we want to allow conferences with 10 people and four different languages, and the system would provide translations in every language needed.“We also have a project called MyVoice which can have a synthetic voice that sounds like your real one.”Mr Gerlinger suggested that his firm would make money from the product by renting servers with the necessary software to big businesses, and charging smaller ones a fee for the amount of time they used the service.Converted video chatsMicrosoft’s Research Labs has also been working on a technology it calls the Translating Telephone. The firm has acknowledged that one of the biggest problems was making the software adapt itself to cope with different ways people pronounce words. Start-up Lexifone charges users for its service depending on the length of their telephone call“The technologies are still not perfect,” said researcher Kit Thambiratnam in 2010.“But we feel they are good enough for two people to communicate in their native languages, as long as they are willing to speak carefully and maybe occasionally repeat themselves.”Google already has a Translate app that can translate 17 spoken languages, allowing face-to-face conversations with a foreigner, but it is not yet designed to work with telephone calls.Start-up Israeli company Lexifone is hoping to get a head-start with its own phone conversation product.It launched earlier this year offering translations between English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Mandarin.Its chief executive, an ex-IBM computer engineer, has ambitions to disrupt the human translation industry which he said was worth $14bn (£8.7bn) a year.“Our original plan was for annual growth of 200%,” Ike Sagie told Reuters last month. The Vocre app won the Audience Choice Award at the Techcrunch Disrupt festival“The way we see market acceptance and the way we see the market welcoming the technology I think we have the potential for growing faster than that.”The firm is working with BT and Telefonica to offer its service to the phone networks’ customers.Meanwhile California-based MyLanguage, is pursuing another strategy by providing voice and text translations during video chats via its Vocre app for iPhones.The facility – which is currently being beta tested – means that customers will need an internet connection to use it.Lost in translationDespite the ambitions of those involved in the nascent sector, one analyst questioned their chances of success“These kind of real-time technologies have been ‘two to three years away’ for the past decade,” said Benedict Evans, technology expert at Enders Analysis.“Both speech recognition and machine translation are sort of there if you’re not too fussy.“But they are generally not as good as speaking the language itself, and my suspicion is that they would not reliable enough to use them for business purposes when you need to be really sure about what the other person said.”Source: BBClast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement The Heritage from Monrovia reports that management of LoneStar Cell MTN has described plans by Liberia’s Telecommunications Authority (LTA) to suspend its operating license for three days as “a serious security nightmare to the country”.LoneStar Cell MTN’s management is concerned the decision by the LTA to suspend its operations could result in a security nightmare for the country. (Image: Google/frontpageafricaonline.com)The LTA recently announced the suspension of two operational licenses of the telecommunications services provider as “a punitive measure from the Board of Commissioners resulting from LoneStar Cell MTN’s ‘unilateral’ implementation of an ‘unauthorised’ change in its status of its interconnection with Comium-Liberia from May 18, 2012 to May 21, 2012,” the report states. – Advertisement – Dr. Lawrence Bropleh, Corporate Communications Executive at LoneStar Cell MTN, is quoted as saying, “”Imagine the level of chaos that the dismissal of just 40 persons from the General Auditing Commission (GAC) is causing in the country. Moreover, you remove over 5,000 Liberians who are dependent on these jobs, at once. This poses a great threat to national security and we shouldn’t be taking that chance.”According to the LTA the suspension means LoneStar Cell MTN customers can receive calls but not make calls for the duration of the suspension, which, as reported, is scheduled to run from 3 December to 5 December.The regulatory body stipulated that customers in areas that are exclusively serviced by LoneStar Cell MTN will be exempted from the order, but the company will have to pay 25% of revenue generated from such operations to the government of Liberia.However, management at LoneStar Cell MTN have refuted the reasoning behind the suspension and that this action will “jeopardise the business of LoneStar Cell MTN and could destroy some of its major equipment.” The company also stressed concern that it could also result in the loss of its partner, the MTN Group.Source: ItnewsAfricalast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Today, Mozilla has released an open-source new security technology called Masche that will let you look into your server’s memory processes.Masche scans memory processes, while allowing for normal unabated operations.The tool acts as a complement to Mozilla’s existing digital forensics and threat response platform Mozilla InvestiGator or MIG. – Advertisement – The platform views information from thousands of hosts simultaneously, but cannot see into memory processes.Masche’s technology makes up for this handicap. Mozilla says that while Masche provides fast memory scans, it doesn’t offer advanced forensic features, like Volatility or Rekall (two advanced forensics frameworks).“Instead, it focuses on searching for regexes and byte strings in the processes of large pools of systems, and does so live and very fast,” Mozilla said.The program runs on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows and you can check out the source code here.Via VBlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement It’s been a year already since Windows 10 launched? Upgrade from Windows Old to Windows 10 will no longer be complimentary [Free] by the end of today (or very early tomorrow morning, depending on your time zone), because tomorrow it’ll have to cost you a dime.According to some online sources, the Home version will cost you $120 (roughly 404,700 UGX), while Windows 10 Pro will set you back $200 (674,400 UGX).However, you still have a chance to upgrade if you haven’t. But first things first; make sure you’re even eligible for the upgrade, offer applies to tablets and PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and has to meet certain system requirements, but they’re not all that intensive. – Advertisement – Upgrading is so much easy, a few clicks and a few instructions and you’re done.Back up your system. It’s not mandatory, but it’s good upgrade hygiene. Next, head to this handy Windows 10 download page (or look down on your task bar for a Windows icon).Double-click the Windows 10 download client, click OK when it asks if you’ll allow it to make changes, and settle in while your PC takes it from there.last_img read more

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first_imgOver 200 entrepreneurs came from Africa hailing from 11 African countries; Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Egypt, Algeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Tunisia, will take part in the second cohort of the eFounders Fellowship Program. (Photo Courtesy: Opportunities For Africans) Advertisement Three Ugandan entrepreneurs; David Gonahasa; Founder of Roundbob, Nielsimms Sangho of Intership, and Francis Nkurunungi of Xente are part of the 1,000 entrepreneurs to be part of the eFounders Fellowship program. The eFounders Fellowship is part of Jack Ma’s pledge to empower and support young entrepreneurs and small business from developing countries in five years. This came after his visit to Kenya, and Rwanda last year in July – where he announced the creation of a USD$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Rwanda.“I want this fund to support African online businesses,” he said. He further stated that he will help bring 200 budding African business people to China to learn from Alibaba hands on.With 1,000 entrepreneurs being part of the eFounders Fellowship Program, 200 entrepreneurs came from Africa. Hailing from 11 African countries; Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Egypt, Algeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Tunisia, these entrepreneurs represented their industries; Logistics, eCommerce, FinTech, Big Data, and Tourism in Africa – who went through a multi-stage process to be part of the 200 successful entrepreneurs. – Advertisement – According to reports, the program is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal, and its major purpose is to build up a constituency and network of like-minded entrepreneurs who can become game-changers and future policy-shapers for Africa. Through their collective power, these entrepreneurs can create a strong and long-lasting digital marketplace in Africa.[related-posts]About the 3 Ugandan Entrepreneurs1. David Gonahasa; Founder of RoundBob RoundBob is an online platform that provides the market varied travel content built across demanded thematic areas. They leverage the travel wallet to negotiate the best deals on Trip packages, Flights, Hotels, activities all over the world.2. Nielsimms Sangho of Intership Intership Uganda gives online shoppers the ability to shop at millions of online shopping sites in the USA, UK, Dubai and China and have their packages delivered to them (Uganda). This resolves the problem of some eCommerce platfroms such as; eBay, and Amazon who don’t ship most of their products to Uganda.3. Francis Nkurunungi of Xente Xente is an online and mobile shop with flexible payment options. Buy everyday items (Pay bills, recharge airtime, event tickets and more) using mobile money or bank cards. You can also buy and pay later using your Xente credits.last_img read more

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first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ig night in South West London as AFC Wimbledon host Liverpool in a virtual repeat of the 1988 FA Cup Final when Wimbledon sensationally upset the odds for a 1-0 win courtesy of a Lawrie Sanchez header and a saved penalty.The match is live on BBC1 – kicking off at 7.55pm.It’s not quite a repeat though, as AFC Wimbledon are a new entity born out of the acrimonious parting of the original Wimbledon in 2002 to become MK Dons and the rest is history.AFC Wimbledon was founded by the supporters but have yet to return to their home town – and are still ground sharing with Kingstonian at the Kingsmeadow Stadium for their League Two matches.Brendan Rodgers, whilst likely to rotate some players, is not likely to underestimate the challenge of Wimbledon – especially with the match coming just days after Steve Gerrard’s announcement and will be looking for some more positive news on the pitch for beleaguered supporters.Gerrard himself is likely to be rested or start on the bench whilst fellow striker Mario Balotelli is subject to a late fitness check after missing the rather lacklustre draw against Leicester on New Year’s Day.Liverpool are 1/4 with Star Sports which looks about right but it wouldn’t be a price that would have me rushing in.AFC Wimbledon are pretty good when it comes to scoring goals and on that basis I’m far more tempted by the 10/11 about both teams to score.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK BOTH TEAM TO SCORE for 10 points at around 10/11 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 5.38 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Monday 9 January HORSE RACING1.00 DoncasterLough Derg Farmer 6/1 > 3/13.35 WolverhamptonMythical Madness 3/1 > 7/43.45 DoncasterGraceful Legend 11/4 > 7/43.55 LingfieldLucrezia 8/1 > 9/2LIVE FOOTBALLFA Cup 3rd Round19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD100/30 Cambridge United 10/11 Leeds United 13/5 DRAWLa Liga19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD3/1 Osasuna 10/11 Valencia 13/5 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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