Attorney James Bond believes now is the time for youths to take a more dominant role in the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and it is for this reason he will be contesting the Vice Chairmanship, during the party’s 19th Biennial Delegates Congress, which opened today at Congress place, Sophia, Georgetown.Bond, armed with his “Vision 2020”, told Guyana Times that youths must begin the process of preparation to take over the political reigns in the very near future, thus the impetus for his candidacy.“I believe that the Vice Chair position (in the PNCR) is the ideal position for a young person to start saying, you know what, we are ready to assume some form of leadership role within the party… So I believe that in the party hierarchy, I believe there is a place for a young person,” Bond said.The young Attorney is confident of a victory, arguing that he enjoys the support of the youths within the PNC who, he noted, encouraged him to contest. Bond remarked that “even before accepting, it was young persons who said, you know what James go-ahead and accept. we will support you.”Bond added that while nationally, youths remain the most dominant demographic, there is still not enough representation in the body politic and as such, he is urging youths to get involved in the process now, with the focus being on the country’s next General and Regional Elections set for 2020.“I think now is the ideal time for young people in all political parties to begin to position themselves… not only the PNC. Most of the persons in Government right now and in Opposition… at some point they would say they have had enough of public politics. So I believe in all the political parties, that young people should start contesting, making their presence felt,” the young politician declared.The others contesting the Vice Chairpersons positions are Volda Lawrence, Dr George Norton, Beni Rayman, Clement Corlette, Aubrey Norton, Dawn Hastings, Christopher Jones and Winston Felix who have all been nominated. Corlette and Felix have told the party of their intention to contest for the post.Ronald Bulkan, Larry London and Annette Ferguson have been nominated for the post of Treasurer; however, London has declined his nomination.Harmon pulls out of raceMeanwhile, State Minister Joseph Harmon, who was also nominated for the position has indicated a disinterest in running for the position of PNCR Vice Chairman.In a statement from the Office of the Minister of State on Thursday, he explained that his current portfolio is too demanding for him to juggle the tasks that comes with the position of PNCR Vice Chairman.Nonetheless, he said he remains “humbled” by those who nominated him to contest the position.The Returning Officer is former Assistant Police Commissioner and Attorney Michael Somersall.Already, President David Granger has been returned as party leader unopposed and Basil Williams as Chairman unopposed.Bond had in 2011 contested the PNCR’s Presidential Candidacy but managed to only muster 13 votes. The candidacy was won by current President of Guyana, David Granger.The congress which runs from August 26-28, is expected to see some 500 persons in attendance, with representatives from each of the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.As leader of the party, Granger will make his maiden address to the congress since being elected President last year.
2 Save for a couple of chances that fell to Sofiane Fegouli, they were overpowered by the hosts for most of the game, and Rossi came close to giving Levante the lead in the first half, but hit the post.Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo was also fortunate not to pick up a second yellow card before the break, committing a late tackle while already cautioned.Levante’s best spell came towards the end of the first half, missing three chances in quick succession.Defender Zouhair Feddal had a header tipped away by Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves, who also saved from striker Deyverson, who then headed over the bar in the same move.Valencia offered little at the other end and then failed to track the run of Rossi, who met Juanfran’s throw in first time to break the deadlock and heap more pressure on Neville.There’s plenty of La Liga games coming on new station @talkSPORT2. Details on how to tune in are here. 2 Gary Neville’s miserable run in charge of Valencia continued as his side lost to bottom of the league Levante.A second half goal from the manager’s former Man United team-mate, Giuseppe Rossi, condemned his side to the 1-0 defeat.The Italy international pounced on slack defending by the visitors from a throw in to volley into the far corner to give Levante a deserved lead in front of their own fans.It wasn’t enough to lift them off the foot of La Liga, while Valencia’s third consecutive defeat in all competitions saw them miss out on the chance to move into the top half of the table.
Jose Mourinho’s record v Manchester United – Win percentage = 50% – Played 10 | Won 5 | Drawn 4 | Lost 1 | Goals For 13 | Goals Against 5 Jose Mourinho’s record v Chelsea – Win percentage = 33.3% – Played 3 | Won 1 | Drawn 0 | Lost 2 | Goals For 2 | Goals Against 5 6 Jose Mourinho’s record v Arsenal – Win percentage = 42.9% – Played 14 | Won 6 | Drawn 7 | Lost 1 | Goals For 21 | Goals Against 8 6 Jose Mourinho’s record v Liverpool – Win percentage = 53.3% – Played 15 | Won 8 | Drawn 5 | Lost 2 | Goals For 19 | Goals Against 11 Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley on Wednesday night as Jose Mourinho’s struggles against the top six continued.In the Premier League this campaign, the Red Devils have only won two of their six matches against top six rivals so far, drawing one and losing the other three.It’s a dismal record considering they sit second in the Premier League table but it highlights the Special One’s struggles in big games.But just how bad is Jose Mourinho’s Premier League record against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham? Click the right arrow above to find out… 6 Jose Mourinho’s record v Manchester City – Win percentage = 42.9% – Played 14 | Won 6 | Drawn 4 | Lost 4 | Goals For 14 | Goals Against 11 6 6 6 Jose Mourinho’s record v Tottenham Hotspur – Win percentage = 53.3% – Played 15 | Won 8 | Drawn 3 | Lost 4 | Goals For 22 | Goals Against 13
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Voters go to the polls today to decide state and federal elections, a slew of propositions and two local issues – a construction bond for College of the Canyons’ expansion and four seats on the Castaic Lake Water Agency board. For those who haven’t voted by absentee ballot or the early-voting touch-screen method, the old-fashioned polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information on polling zones or other questions related to the ballot is available at (800) 815-2666 or by logging on to lavote.net. Locally, residents of the sprawling Santa Clarita Community College District, which covers the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond, will consider Measure M. The $160 million construction bond measure would allow College of the Canyons to expand its Valencia campus and continue building its new Canyon Country site. The measure requires 55 percent approval to pass. Four members of the board of the Castaic Lake Water Agency also face challengers. Peter Kavounas is challenged by Christopher Hall and Cam Noltemeyer; Tom Campbell is running against Isaac Lieberman; Ed Colley is up against Mayor Jan Heidt; Jacquelyn McMillan is challenged by Carole Lutness. Challenging U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, are Democrat Robert Rodriguez and Libertarian David W. Erickson. Three candidates are in the running to replace state Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills – Democrat Lyn Shaw, Republican Cameron Smyth and Libertarian Peggy L. Christensen.
That assured City of the advantage heading into the return at the Etihad Stadium, but fallout from a clash they were expected to win comfortably could rage for some time.The main talking point was Schalke’s equaliser after Otamendi was adjudged to have handled, with play held up for around three minutes.It was unclear whether it was intentional and it also seemed the referee’s pitchside monitor was broken.It was a breathless encounter. Schalke, 14th in the Bundesliga, had largely been written off before the game and they began as if their only ambition was damage limitation.Chances duly arrived for City with Aguero having one charge halted by Ralf Fahrmann and then having a header saved by the goalkeeper.Kevin De Bruyne also drove a shot straight at Fahrmann and Aguero, looking menacing, had another couple of efforts deflected wide.Schalke contributed to their own downfall as City grabbed the lead after 18 minutes, with David Silva robbing Salif Sane and squaring to Aguero for a simple tap-in. Raheem Sterling was Manchester City’s hero 4 Nicolas Otamendi is sent off for a second bookable offence Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling struck late on as Manchester City overcame VAR controversy and a sending off to secure a dramatic 3-2 win at Schalke.The unfancied Germans turned the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on its head when they were awarded two penalty kicks in the opening half, the first after a lengthy and farcical VAR stoppage.Both were confidently struck home by Nabil Bentaleb, cancelling out Sergio Aguero’s opener, but Sane’s stunning leveller against his former club revived City’s hopes after Nicolas Otamendi was sent off. Sterling then stole in for a remarkable last-minute winner. Man City players question the referee’s decision to award a penalty Having been told there may have been a clear and obvious mistake, referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande should have had the option to review the incident himself.Yet while debate raged over whether Otamendi’s handling had been intentional, it was reported the pitchside monitor was broken and the Spanish official was told to award the penalty.The whole affair was farcical but Bentaleb did not complain. He accepted the gift and blasted home the penalty before repeating the trick a few minutes later after Fernandinho was adjudged to have fouled Salif Sane.Otamendi and Fernandinho were booked over those incidents, ruling them out of the second leg even before the Argentinian went on to have that rubber-stamped by getting sent off after the break.Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all had good efforts early in the second half and Bernardo Silva wanted a penalty but nothing was given.City’s night took a dramatic turn for the worse in the 68th minute when Otamendi was booked for a second time for a poor challenge on Guido Burgstaller and had to leave the field. 4 4 Sergio Aguero celebrates his opener for Man City 4 De Bruyne fired at Fahrmann again as City sought a second but the visitors showed signs of sloppiness as Mark Uth seized on a loose ball and curled a shot wide.Schalke’s highly contentious equaliser also came after another City mistake as De Bruyne lost possession to Weston McKennie, who then released Daniel Caligiuri.Caligiuri’s long-range shot was deflected wide by Otamendi and initially a corner was given. Caligiuri, however, protested furiously that the City defender had handled and VAR eventually agreed after a delay in which there was much frustration and confusion. It seemed City were running out of ideas when Sane, sent on to replace Aguero after 78 minutes, levelled with a brilliant free-kick five minutes from time.City had been saved and they went on to snatch it when Sterling took advantage of poor defending to seize on a long ball and score.
Neil Lennon said he was just concentrating on a successful end to Celtic’s season after a number of candidates were linked to the manager’s job.Lennon is on a deal until the end of the season after replacing Brendan Rodgers in February.Several names, including ex-Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and current Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, have been linked with the job in recent days.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen, where Celtic will aim to take a step closer to a historic triple treble, Lennon said speculation was “inevitable”. He said: “You can’t stop it, it’s natural and it may be the club go down that road. “They’ll make the decision, it’s their club, it’s the fans’ club and it’s important for them they’re happy with what they’re doing.“I’m just concentrating on the here and now and staying in the present until I’m told otherwise.” The former Celtic skipper hailed the Hoops’ remarkable cup record over the past two-and-a-half seasons where they have yet to lose. He said: “Fantastic consistency and mentality as well and I am just looking for more of the same come Sunday. “It is more important for the players really. The know they are one game away from another final. “They have handled these occasions pretty well over the last few seasons and obviously the cup record is spectacular. “It is important we approach the game the right way. We know we are up against a very tough opponent.”
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It’s no surprise that people spend their weekends goofing off, relaxing, and entertaining themselves, but our weekly downtime activities also have major implications for mobile application marketing, as it turns out. According to new data from Flurry, a mobile analytics company, consumers are over 30% more likely to download an application over the weekend than during the week. Not only are people more likely to download apps over the weekend, they’re more likely to pay for applications over the weekend, too. This is perhaps because they’ve tested the free version during the week and then decide to upgrade to the paid version over the weekend when they have more time to play. Or perhaps paid apps are just becoming an alternative to the more expensive forms of weekend entertainment from days past as we continue to suffer through a down economy and tighter household budgets. In any case, Flurry reports that free games are downloaded 26% more times on a weekend day versus a weekday, while paid games are downloaded almost 50% more times. Other non-game applications show similar trends with 27% increases for free apps and 36% for paid. Given these findings, Flurry suggests that developers consider timing their launches to take advantage of these apparent trends. For example, app developers could launch their apps early in the week to encourage free-to-paid conversion sales over the weekend.These numbers came from the latest Flurry Industry Pulse, an ongoing status check report for the mobile industry. This past month’s report is conducted from a sample size of 200 applications, 25 million consumers and four platforms: Apple (iPhone and iPod Touch), Blackberry, JavaME, and Google Android. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Tags:#mobile#Trends#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez
Security remains the weak leg of the cloud computing phenomenon. While the rate of adoption of cloud technologies has been nothing short of torrid, a report by Ovum finds that cloud adoption might even be quicker that it has been if it weren’t for worries about security. Cloud security measures just aren’t keeping pace, and constant news of data breaches has caught people’s attention.Andrew Kellett, lead analyst for Ovum, said that “Security, or lack thereof, is a significant issue. If there is one problem area inhibiting further adoption of cloud-based services, it is enterprise concerns about shortfalls in the protection regimes of many cloud service providers… There is both hope and fear when it comes to cloud and big data technologies. This fear can lead to slow implementation of these platforms, which stymies innovation and growth. But, there are steps enterprises can take and changes providers can make that will increase adoption. For example, more than half of global respondents would be more willing to use cloud services if the provider offers data encryption with key access control.”Other findings in the Ovum report include:80 percent of enterprises say that they’re using the cloud60 percent of businesses and organizations say that they are storing sensitive data in the cloud41 percent say that they’re worried that they’re storing sensitive data in the cloud93 percent of organizations say that their spend on security will either remain constant or increase this year
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Top stories: Manta ray ‘friendships,’ preventing suicide, and a hidden hotbed of Zika (left to right): © ROB PERRYMAN; AARON ONTIVEROZ/THE DENVER POST VIA GETTY IMAGES; AP PHOTO/DESMOND BOYLAN These manta rays form ‘friendships’ that last longer than a summer flingAlthough many sharks are solitary creatures, their manta ray relatives are surprisingly social: They copy one another’s movements, play together, and will even curiously approach nearby humans. Now, scientists have discovered they also form “friendships” with their fellow rays—loose associations that can last for weeks or months at a time.Three suicide prevention strategies show real promise. 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But researchers have repeatedly found three strategies that seem to help: suicide hotlines, standardizing mental health care, and banning access to lethal means like guns and pesticides. That’s especially important as the rate of suicide in the United States has surged 33% since 1999.Infected travelers reveal Cuba’s ‘hidden’ Zika outbreakAs Zika virus raced through the Americas and the Caribbean in 2015 and 2016, it infected an estimated 800,000 people and left nearly 4000 newborns with serious brain damage. But by mid-2017, the virus had all but disappeared from the region—or so it seemed. 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Rumour mills have been doing rounds across platforms for quite some time now that Samsung is working on a Tizen OS based smartphone for India. The smartphone has been long rumoured to be launched by the South Korean tech giant sometime in November this year. Only now, there seems to be some firm news regarding the same, courtesy Gizmobic which has spotted a user agent (UA) profile of a handset, that in all probability could be the device in question. The alleged device with a Samsung SM-Z130H UA profile has also tipped some rare specifications of the said device.The Samsung SM-Z130H smartphone reportedly features a 4-inch WVGA display with a 480×800 pixels resolution and a 288ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 1.2GHz CPU with 32-bit ARMv7 architecture alongside 512MB of RAM. It runs Tizen 2.3 version and comes with Samsung browser 2.0.34. It is also touted to sport a 3.2MP rear camera.It can be recalled that Samsung launched its first Tizen-powered ‘Z’ smartphone back in June this year, more a failed attempt to cash in on an OS that is relatively new when compared to Android or iOS. The company had to postpone the rollout of the device for a period still unknown. Therefore, the new Tizen-based device for India is somewhat of a challenge for the company to hold on to in the longer run. However, for now there is no definite news from the company regarding the device, therefore we’ll have to wait and watch for more.advertisement
I was channel surfing this past weekend and came across an old movie I enjoy a great deal and not just because it’s by Mike Judge or was filmed in Dallas – “Office Space.” It’s a fun and funny movie that when watching, one can’t help but identify with the trials and tribulations of the main characters in a “comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.” Rent or download the movie if you haven’t seen it already, you’ll be reminded of the mid-90 tech hay days and will get a kick out of the ending.In the movie the main character Peter Gibbons, played by Ron Livingston, is accidentally hypnotized to stop stressing and start enjoying life. With his change in priorities his work life improves. The solution in the movie may not be the solution for those of us ‘stressing’ over work or the lack of it, but it is a gentle reminder that getting our priorities straight can be a good thing.I identified with the movie because I recently changed my priorities. I went from tech entrepreneur where I felt the need to do something huge with a big payoff to creating a lifestyle platform I can control and work at for the next 18 years. My goal is to work as an executive recruiter until I’m 70 and then be able to look back and see 50 years dedicated to the recruitment industry. My goal is to round out my career with the knowledge and feeling of accomplishment being my payoff, believing that as I attain, everything else will just work out.I get a lot of positive head shakes when I describe a lifestyle platform.Boomers like me have been living to work while working to accomplish, keeping score. Maybe a change in priorities is in order and we need to work to live acknowledging the jewels everyday life has to offer. And who knows, like it did for Peter, maybe everything will just take care of itself. I have faith it will.Next week more on lifestyle platforms…
While Samsung said to go all-curved on its flagships, a new leak suggests Xaiomi will adopt its galaxy S7 success strategy with its next top end phone. Rumour has it that the Chinese smartphone maker will be launching Mi 6 in two variants — one with a usual flat display and another with a curved one. Both of them will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that was officially launched this month at CES and is being manufactured by Samsung.Also Read: HTC U Play, HTC U Ultra with dual-display leaked, launch expected tomorrow Xiaomi Mi 6 is said to launch next month, ahead of 2017 flagships from Samsung and LG. Citing sources, Androidheadlines says that the flat display model will be priced at 1,999 CNY that roughly translates to Rs 19,700, while the curved display variant will cost around 2,499 CNY, which is about Rs 24,700 according to current exchange rates.It also claims none of the two variants will have dual camera, something that has become a staple with flagships. The difference among the two models, apart from the display is that of the memory capacity. The cheaper variant will have 4GB RAM and the curved screen model will come with 6GB RAM.As the previous leaks suggest, Mi6 will sport a design similar to the Mi Note 2. While the Mi Note 2 carries a 5.7-inch display, we expect the Mi 6 to come with a smaller screen size, around 5.15-inch. It will also have a physical home buttons below the display, housing the fingerprint sensor.advertisementThe phone will run Android Nougat 7.0 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 on top. Although it was said the phone may launch on February 6, or around the Valentine’s Day (which makes no sense), fresh rumours also suggest it may rather prefer the MWC stage. Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi Mix quick review: Killing the edge, one step at a time