Pensioner charged for sharing nude photos of ex-lover

first_imgA 65-year-old man who allegedly shared nude photos of his ex-lover was on Monday hauled before the Chief Magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Godfrey Taylor denied the charge which was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan which stated that on December 15, 2018, while at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, knowingly and without lawful excuse, he exposed nude photographs of Chendra Sewnarine.While the prosecutor did not object to bail, it was recommended that a probation report into the matter be submitted.The martial arts trainer of Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was released on $10,000 bail. The case will continue on March 20, 2019.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTES

first_imgThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 08 were Mary Harley, c/o An Post and Maura Caldwell, Upper Main Street. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 11 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at €1,900. Members are urged to take some more books of tickets in the All-Ireland Football Final Fundraising Draw which are available from Sean Dunnion or Paul Timoney.  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTES was last modified: September 4th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

ICT und Elektronik in Sudafrika

first_imgFuhrend in der Entwicklung im Bereich Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (ICT) in Afrika, ist Sudafrika weltweit der zwanziggroßte Kunde von IT Produkten und Dienstleistungen.Auch die sudafrikanische Computer- und Elektronikindustrie tragt in zunehmendem Maße zum Bruttoinlandsprodukt bei. Ihre Merkmale: hochwertig und entwicklungsfreudig.Sudafrikas IT Industrie ist durch eine fuhrende Position im technischen Bereich gepragt, insbesondere auf dem Sektor Online Banking Service Sudafrikas Unternehmen sind weltweit fuhrend in Bezug auf finanzielle Vorausleistungen, Betriebsfuhrung und Fraud Prevention Systemen, sowie in der Produktion von digitalen Empfangern; all das wird erfolgreich in alle Welt exportiert.Einige internationale Unternehmen, die als fuhrend auf dem IT Sektor gelten, betreiben Zweigstellen in Sudafrika, wie auch IBM, Unisys, Microsoft, Intel, Systems Application Protocol (SAP), Dell, Novell und Compaq.Die Umsatzsteigerung der Elektronikindustrie in Sudafrika ubertrifft die gesamte Wachstumsrate des Bruttosozialprodukts. Hauptrollen in der Industrie, Energieversorgung, Verteidigung, und Telekommunikation spielen Firmen wie Siemens, Alcatel, Ericsson, Altech, Grintek, Spescom, Tellumat und Marconi.Ein extrem wettbewerbsorientierter kundenbestimmter Elektronikmarkt, der hochwertige elektronische Produkte herstellt, spiel dabei auch eine Rolle.WettbewerbsvorteileAuch in Zukunft wird von Sudafrikas ICT und Elektroniksektor weiter starkes Wachstum erwartet, mit Blick auf die wesentlichen Wettbewerbsvorteile, die typisch fur das Land und den Kontinent sind.Test- und Pilotsysteme sowie Anwendungen sind eine wachsende Sparte in Sudafrika, mit der Vielfalt des hiesigen Angebots, dem erstklassigen Knowhow in Geschaftsfragen und dem Umfeld eines Entwicklungslandes ist es ein idealer Testmarkt fur Innovationen.Die internationale Forschungsgruppe Gartner sieht Sudafrika unter den wichtigsten 30 Outsourcing-Lander fur Software-Entwicklung, womit das Land 2007 gleichauf mit Israel in der Region Europa, Nahost und Afrika sowie mit Australien und Indien weltweit liegt.Sudafrika hat sich ebenfalls als qualitativ hochwertiger, aber preisgunstiger Callcenter-Standort etabliert. Das Land beherbergt Callcenter fur AOL, die britische Supermarktkette ASDA, Virgin Mobile UK, den europaischen Digitalkamerabereich von Samsung und fur viele andere mehr.Durch neue Gesetze wie zum Beispiel den Telecommunications Amendment Act of 2001 offnete sich der Telekommunikationsmarkt in Sudafrika, was viele internationale Netzanbieter wie Virgin Mobile mit ihren Produkten ins Land lockte.Sudafrikas ICT Produkt- und Serviceindustrie ist in einer Spitzenposition, den afrikanischen Markt zu erobern, der mit der Verbesserung der okonomischen und zivilen Bedingungen wachst. Sudafrikanische Firmen und in Sudafrika niedergelassene Zweigstellen internationaler Konzerne haben den Großteil der neuen Festnetze und drahtlosen Telefonnetze,die in den letzten Jahren nach Afrika exportiert wurden, geliefert.Als erheblicher Verzogerungsfaktor erwiesen sich die hohen Bandbreitenkosten in Afrika. Aber der Staat arbeitet daran. Großprojekte zur Verlegung von Unterwasser-Glasfaserkabeln entlang der Ost- und Westkuste Afrikas zur Verbesserung der Kommunikation des Kontinents mit dem Rest der Welt werden in Angriff genommen.Technologieforderung, Forschung, BildungDrehkreuz der InnovationenSudafrikas Innovation Hub, 2002 in Pretoria gegrundet, ist Afrikas erster anerkannter Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark.Dieses Projekt wird von Blue IQ, der Hightech-Forderagentur der Provinz Gauteng, koordiniert. Der Komplex fuhrt die Hightech-Industrie mit Bildungseinrichtungen und Unternehmern zusammen, zur Forderung der sudafrikanischen Technologie und Produktivitat.Indem es sich an den besten der Welt misst,, wird dieses von Kreativitat getriebene Center technologieorientierte Unternehmen aller Branchen beherbergen, Elektronik, ICT, biologische Wissenschaften und auch fortschrittliche Produktionsbereiche wie ausgegliederte Produktionsbereiche der Rustungsindustrie und Fahrzeugherstellung.Der Innovation Hub betreibt ebenfalls ein Existenzgrundungsprogramm, das bereits Projekte von der Kennwortverwaltung uber Verkaufssysteme fur elektronische Gutscheine bis hin zu mikroprozessorgesteuerten Knieprothesen zutage gefordert hat.Meraka InstituteSudafrikas IT-Industrie wird ebenfalls vom African Advanced Institute for Information and Communication Technology, besser bekannt unter dem Namen Meraka Institute, unterstutzt. Dieses im Zuge einer Bildungsoffensive gegrundet Institut fordert die Entwicklung von IT-Fahigkeiten sowie IT-Forschung und Innovationen und engagiert sich fur den Einsatz von frei verfugbarer Open-Source-Software.Zentrum fur Softwareentwicklung in JohannesburgEine weitere Partnerschaft zwischen dem Staat, der Industrie und den Bildungseinrichtungen ist das Johannesburger Zentrum fur Softwareentwicklung. Dieses Zentrum zielt darauf ab, Sudafrikas Kapazitaten zur Entwicklung von Weltklasse-Software zu verstarken und setzt den Standard in der Softwareentwicklung auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent.Universal Service and Access AgencyAuch die gesetzlich verankerte Universal Service and Access Agency, die 1997 gegrundet wurde, hat mit Dienstleistungsanbietern und Nicht-Regierungsinstitutionen zusammen am Aufbau von uber das Land verteilten Zentren gearbeitet, in denen bisher benachteiligte Gemeinschaften Zugang zu IT-Diensten erhalten und entsprechend geschult werden.Letzte Aktualisierung: September 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):South Africa YearbookDepartment of CommunicationsBlue IQInnovation HubMeraka InstituteJoburg Centre for Software EngineeringITWeblast_img read more

Soil health workshops focused on reducing nutrient runoff to Lake Erie

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers who want to improve their soil’s health and cut input costs all while benefiting Ohio’s water quality, may want to consider adding cover crops to their fields to improve soil health.Farmers who want to learn more about growing and managing cover crops on their farms, can attend several soil health workshops being held in Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan in the Lake Erie Watershed.Soil health workshopsJan. 4 and 5, 2018: Putnam OSU Extension Office, Ottawa, OH from 8AM to 4PM 1st day and 8AM to noon 2nd day. Cost is $10 per person.  RSVP (419) 523-6294. Jan. 24, 2018: Gottfried Nature Center, Upper Sandusky, OH 8AM to 4PM.No cost.  RSVP 419-731-2566 Feb. 6, 2018: Luckey Farmers General Office, Woodville, OH 8AM to 4PM.No cost.  RSVP (419) 898-1595. March 21, 2018: Jonesville Fire Station, Jonesville, MI 8AM to 4PM.  Cost is $10.00 per person.  RSVP (517) 849-9890 Ext. 3. March 28, 2018: Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH 43502No cost.  RSVP 419-592-0806. These workshops are offered by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts along with speakers from Ohio State University Extension. For more information go to: https://soilhealth.osu.edu/2018Workshops.The workshops are designed to assist farmers in being successful at improving soil health along with reducing nutrient runoff from nitrogen and phosphorus to Lake Erie, said Jim Hoorman, regional soil health specialist with the Northeast Region NRCS-Soil Health Division, Ohio and Michigan.Topics for the daylong events include:Soil Ecology, Nutrient Recycling, and Keeping Nutrients out of Surface WaterBiology of Soil Compaction and Soil DemonstrationsEconomics of Cover Crops and Soil HealthRaising Homegrown Nitrogen Cover Crops and Cover Crop MixturesManaging Grasses and Brassica in your Crop RotationPreventing Pests: voles and slugsMaximizing Mycorrhizae Fungus in Your Farming System The registration costs vary and includes lunch, factsheets, power point presentations, and the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide. For more information, contact the local OSU Extension or Soil & Water Conservation District or visit the OSU Soil Health Website for a flier: https://soilhealth.osu.edu/2018Workshops.last_img read more

Can We Use Public Data to Save the Economy?

first_imgklint finley Yesterday we reported that Data.gov and several other Web-based public data outlets may be closed as a result of proposed budget cuts. The Sunlight Foundation is trying to save these sites you can learn more about that here.But as Clive Thompson points out in an article for Wired, these public data sites were never living up to their promise or potential in the first place. “Bureaucrats still snooze atop mountains of public data, with no political imperative to release it,” Thompson writes. “It’s not something senators and congresspeople fret about while nursing martinis with lobbyists.”What could both save Data.gov and make it more useful? Thompson suggests that we hammer home the potential open data has for job creation.Thompson cites startups such as BrightScope and MyCityWay that use public data. “BrightScope did more than $2 million in business in 2010 and now employs 30 people,” Thompson says.I’m intrigued by the notion. I’ve written before about how information technology is reducing the total number of jobs available and not creating enough jobs to offset the ones it automates makes obsolete. I’ve wondered if there’s anything IT can do to stimulate, instead of depress, the job market.Is public data the answer I’ve been looking for? There is of a course a strong market for people with data mining skills. But what about everyone else? Earlier this year, Samasource founded Leila Chirayath Janah wrote a post for TechCrunch about how online work could save America.Samasource connects people in Kenya with what it calls “microwork” – simple online tasks. Samasource workers are paid per task. According to Chirayath, “Big companies use microwork to improve and enrich large sets of data, to train computer algorithms, and to handle many other routine business processes.”Data munging can be a boring, labor intensive process. Could public data + startups + data munging microwork = real jobs for Americans?I’m not so sure. Even if there were a boom in businesses powered by public information (which assumes companies are able to generate real, non-commodified value out of public data), would the these microjobs pay enough to provide a decent standard of living? Considering that workers will in competition with people throughout the world, it sounds like the answer is probably no. And keeping the global competition in mind, I’m not sure there will even be that many jobs to go around.It would be nice if Mechanical Turk was used for something other than spamming. But I just can’t see public data being the thing that fuels the U.S.’s economic engine.So how about hackers? Do you need public data and a fleet of paid data mungers to make your startup a reality? Is public data what will save the U.S. job market? Apologies to international readers who aren’t interested in saving the U.S. job market.Photo by Daniel Lobo. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Tags:#APIs#hack Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Coping With a Wrong-Sized AC System

first_imgSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DGreen Basics: Cooling Options Q&A: Excess humidity — HVAC system too largeHumidity, Mold, and Indoor Air QualityHRV or ERV?Climate-Specific Air Conditioners That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. RELATED ARTICLES Try a stand-alone dehumidifierGBA senior editor Martin Holladay suggests that Marriner begin with a stand-along dehumidifier. “It may work well enough for you to tolerate your system,” he says. “And it is a cheaper solution than starting from scratch.”To help the existing AC equipment get more water out of the air, Holladay says, is to lower the blower speed of the air handler from 400 cubic feet per minute (cfm) per ton to 350 cfm per ton. “Of course, lowering the blower speed (especially below 350 cfm per ton) carries its own risk,” he adds, “namely, freezing the coil.”Holladay’s suggestion for a dehumidifier is a good one, Dana Dorsett says. “If the house is reasonably tight it should do the trick,” he writes. “A 600-watt stand-alone dehumidifier converts the latent load into a sensible load, but it doesn’t increase the total cooling load by more than ~2000 Btu/hr (the 600 watts it’s using while running).(For more on sensible and latent loads, here’s an explanation from a website called The Engineering ToolBox.)“I wonder how many other HVAC technicians there are out there who take the approach of increasing the load as the ‘solution’ to an oversized AC system?” he adds. “If it’s a vented attic, it would also increase the latent load. You may end up pretty much in the same place, but be using significantly more electricity.” Florida is not the kind of place where you’d want to be without air conditioning for very long, so when Chris Marriner’s old system died last spring, he didn’t waste much time in replacing it. But what should have been a ticket to indoor comfort hasn’t exactly worked out that way.Marriner’s HVAC technician decided to replace the 4-ton system with one of the same capacity, even though Marriner knew that because of improvements to the building envelope the new system probably would be oversized for the 2200-square-foot home. The tech told Marriner the system could be “tuned.”In a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor, Marriner complains that indoor relative humidity averages 55% or more, and has ranged up to 66% or 67%.That’s apparently because the oversized AC equipment doesn’t run long enough to lower indoor humidity. When Marriner spoke to the HVAC installer about the oversized equipment, he got some strange advice.“I talked to him about it and he wants to bring some attic air into the return so [the AC] will run longer,” Marriner writes. “I think that adding a whole house dehumidifier, like the Williams Air Sponge, or Aprilaire would be the best solution. Any feedback?” HVAC tech’s idea is non-starterNathaniel G finds the suggestion to bring hot attic air into the system to extend the run time nothing more than an “inefficient Band-aid.” The system should have been sized correctly in the beginning.“Sounds like your HVAC tech is less interested in doing his job properly than doing it the way grandpa did and upselling you on a bunch of crap to patch up his own mistakes when grandpa’s approach doesn’t cut the mustard,” Nathaniel says.“Bring some attic air into the return?” writes David Meiland. “You mean deliberately and needlessly increase the load so the unit will run longer in hopes that it will also decrease humidity adequately? That’s nuts; in fact it might be one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard — it’s about the same as opening a window.”It’s not clear what the tech might have meant when said the new system could be tuned, Meiland adds, but the real solution is longer run times and an indoor coil that’s not so cold.Marriner has already explored the possibility of replacing the outside compressor and scaling back the air-handler. The manufacturer told him that won’t work.“To compound this,” Marriner adds, the HVAC technician is a friend. “If he were not, I’d have raised hell. He got indignant when I asked him about the humidity and said he will not change the unit … He was trying to cut me a deal, so I don’t know if he had an extra one at the warehouse or what. But I’ve learned a valuable lesson.” GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE Humidity Control Equipment Excuse me, but what’s the fuss about humidity?The indoor humidity levels sound normal, says AJ Builder. “I have no AC and my summer humidity is 50-85% in my home, about 10% less than outside,” AJ writes. “No mold except for bad tile work in one shower. Fifty-five seems right considering Tampa, where outside humidity is high along with the temperature.”People are healthy and comfortable, Dorsett replies, when the indoor relative humidity (RH) is between 30% and 50% and the temperature between 68° and 75°F.“When it’s above 50% RH, dust mite populations begin to grow (a problem primarily for those with allergies or asthma),” Dorsett says. “Above 60% RH @ 75°F, humans are more susceptible to skin fungus/yeast infections. Above 70% RH it can be pretty uncomfortable, mold spore counts take off, and the risk of respiratory tract infection (fungal or bacterial) goes up.”In Tampa, where Marriner lives, high dew points mean that any infiltration of outside air brings in a lot of humidity. “The airtightness of the house and ventilation rates matter quite a bit,” he says.AJ isn’t buying it: “People who live in a ‘clean room’ are screwing up their immune systems,” he says. “We need to interact with the real world to have healthy immune system understandings IMO and finally in some research published of late.“And Florida, to reduce humidity to 55% (which he has) is fine,” AJ adds. “Dehumidify maybe just a bit; but in cooler weather, open windows and be part of this great planet.”Like it or not, Dorsett replies, but at 65% humidity “you won’t have serious mold issues, but if you have dust mite allergies you’re pretty much screwed — they breed faster than flies at that RH.” Moreover, dew points tend to be a lot higher in Tampa than they do in New York (where AJ Builder lives) or in Massachusetts (where Dorsett lives).“That 70°F/55% RH outdoor air you’re currently experiencing has a dew point of 53°F, whereas in Tampa right this second it’s 92°F, with an outdoor dew point of 72°F (down from the mid-70s from earlier in the day),” Dorsett tells AJ. “Tampa’s average outdoor dew point is about the same as our absolute summertime peak dew point so far this year. (On July 15th the dew point hit 74°F at my house according to WeatherSpark.com data sets — which was the highest reading of the season.)” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:Higher interior relative humidity can easily feel uncomfortable when you are also dropping the air temperature with air conditioning. Sure, some folks actually do just fine with plenty of air movement at 80°F and 55% RH, but many folks don’t.There is no excuse for any HVAC technician not to size an AC system based on the real loads, or to fail to specify the appropriate sensible heat ratio (SHR – the portion of the total cooling load handling the sensible load) for the climate. SHR for a Florida climate should be 0.70 or below. As Martin Holladay notes in his blog, Climate-Specific Air Conditioners, most air conditioners have an SHR in the 0.75-0.80 range — much too high for a hot humid climate.Installing a dehumidifier to drop the interior relative humidity will likely do the trick, but most dehumidifiers are meant to work in just one room or space, unless the unit can be configured into the central forced-air system. (For more information on this approach, see this Building Science Corporation / Building America report). This fix will be more expensive and challenging in a retrofit than it would be in a new home.The bottom line: get your HVAC good buddy to become “sensible” about loads and how to condition his friends!last_img read more

GrubHub, Seamless Merger Brings Bigger Online Food Delivery

first_imgTags:#GrubHub#online food delivery#Seamless The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement If you like using online tools to hunt and gather your food, take note: Seamless and GrubHub, two of the better-known players in the mobile food-delivery business, announced today that they will be merging their services.GrubHub, which is privately owned, features the most restaurants of the two services, claiming 20,000 eateries in their online ordering network, compared to Seamless’ 12,000. Seamless users, then, are going to get the better end of the deal right away, with the inclusion of GrubHub’s additional dining options. GrubHub users should benefit from Seamless overall service, which is generally held in higher regard.The consolidation might help both vendors overall, with one less mobile ordering service for restaurant owners to have to work with to get customer orders coming in.This is a big bite of business: in 2012, the two organizations sent approximately $875 million in gross food sales to local takeout restaurants, resulting in combined revenue well in excess of $100 million, today’s press release indicated.No terms of the deal between privately held GrubHub and the public Seamless company were revealed, though Fortune Senior Editor Dan Primack tweeted this morning that “Seamless investors will hold majority stake in combined co w/ GrubHub.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts center_img brian proffitt What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Niggles within Cong. in Assam, Meghalaya

first_imgTwo days after a Congress MLA in Meghalaya threatened to quit the party and join the National People’s Party, a suspended party leader in Assam has accused Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora of being a ‘dictator’.Partha Pratim Bora, the suspended APCC secretary, on Thursday said Ripun Bora has been running the party whimsically, suspending or expelling those who he does not like.“I am not the first one to be suspended without any show-cause notice. The suspension is based on mere allegations,” the suspended Congress leader said, adding he has written to AICC president Rahul Gandhi about the ‘rot’ in the party’s Assam unit.The suspended leader also said he was victimised for questioning the APCC president’s credibility, since he had spent some time in Tihar jail for “wrong deeds”.Damage-controlOn Tuesday, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee went into a damage-control exercise after senior MLA Martin M. Danggo said he would quit the party and join NPP. He made this announcement at a function in which Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma inaugurated the Ranikor civil subdivision.“Nothing is final in politics. I am confident that Danggo, as a senior and mature politician, will not take any wrong decision,” Zenith Sangma, spokesperson of Congress Legislature Party, said.last_img read more

New Goa airport to handle 30 mn passengers: CM

first_imgGoa’s second international airport, the upcoming greenfield airport at Mopa plateau in the north, once completed, will have the potential to annually handle 30 million passengers, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the State legislative assembly on Thursday. In a written reply to a question by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nilesh Cabral, Mr. Parrikar said the estimated cost of the first phase of the project is ₹1,900 crore. “The Mopa Airport is being constructed in four phases with an annual passenger capacity of 4.4 million in Phase I, 5.8 million Phase II, 9.4 million in Phase III and 13.1 million in Phase IV … Phase I is expected to start by September 2020,” he added. As per the concession agreement between the State government and GMR Goa International Airport Limited, the Mopa airport will be developed as a passenger and a cargo hub.Mr. Parrikar said that the Dabolim International Airport, which is under naval jurisdiction will continue handling civilian operations even after the commissioning of Mopa Airport.last_img read more

This Hidden ‘Royal’ Jewel, Taken from India, Will Sell for Millions of Dollars

first_imgA very fancy, expensive diamond is about to be openly sold for the first time in its 300-year history.According to Mining.com, the 6.16-carat, “dark grey-blue” Farnese Blue diamond, which comes from India, was extracted early in the bloody, brutal British colonization of the subcontinent in the 18th century. It comes from the Golconda mines — which is the source of many famous Indian diamonds that ended up in the hands of rich Europeans, including the Hope Diamond.Read it at Live Science Related Itemslast_img read more