Theresa Mays Brexit deal has been heavily defeate

first_imgTheresa May’s Brexit deal has been heavily defeated again – this time by a majority of 149 votes, with 391 against and 242 in favour.Speaking in the House of Commons after the result, Jeremy Corbyn said: “The government has been defeated again by an enormous majority and it must accept its deal is clearly dead and does not have the support of this House.“No deal must be taken off the table. We’ve said that before and we’ll say that again. The House has got to come together with a proposal that could be negotiated. The Labour Party will put forward that proposal again.“The Prime Minister is threatening us all with the danger of no deal, knowing full well the damage it will do to the British economy. The Prime Minister has run down the clock and the clock has been run out on her. It’s time that we have a general election and the people can choose who their government should be.”Just three Labour MPs – Kevin Barron, Caroline Flint, John Mann – rebelled against the whip to vote for the deal. Ex-Labour MPs Ian Austin and Frank Field, who now sit as Independents, also voted in favour of the deal.Jim Fitzpatrick was expected to vote for the deal after pledging to do so, but ultimately voted against. Labour members in Poplar and Limehouse have claimed victory for the outcome, as two branches of the local party had passed motions of no confidence in him.In her response to the result tonight, the Prime Minister confirmed that she would keeping to her commitments by holding a vote on ‘no deal’ tomorrow and a vote on extending Article 50 on Thursday.She also revealed that the ‘no deal’ motion would be subject to a free vote for the Tories, allowing cabinet members to vote either way without having to resign from their posts.A Labour Party spokesperson said: “Allowing a free vote on no deal shows Theresa May has given up any pretence of leading the country. Once again, she’s putting her party’s interests ahead of the public interest.”It is very likely that the Commons will vote down ‘no deal’ on Wednesday and likely, though less certain, that MPs will vote for an extension to Article 50, thereby delaying Brexit.Below is the full text of the ‘no deal’ motion to voted on tomorrow, after the Spring Statement.That this House declines to approve leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement and a framework on the future relationship on 29 March 2019; and notes that leaving without a deal remains the default in UK and EU law unless this House and the EU ratify an agreement.Tags:Theresa May /Brexit /last_img read more

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SAINTS Australia Tour squad have taken part in a t

first_imgSAINTS Australia Tour squad have taken part in a two-day team building camp in the Lake District.As preparations for October’s tour step up a notch, the Brathay Trust in Ambleside invited them to test their mental and physical strength as well as team dynamics.The trip got off to a fast start as within 20 minutes of arriving the players were put in teams of eight in boats on Windermere, with no instructors!As the day progressed the intensity increased with the lads focussing hard on their communication skills in order to complete complex tasks.On day two they took to the trees to challenge some fears and then finished with a trip to Coniston for some gorge walking.“I can’t speak highly enough about the Brathay Trust,” Neil Kilshaw, Saints Player Performance Manager, said. “The whole trip exceeded our expectations of what team building exercises could actually achieve. The opportunity to take the lads away from their natural environment to help foster relationships has been invaluable.“The three instructors, Pete, Mac and Lucy were amazing in their ability to draw things out of the players and the gains were truly remarkable. This trip has enabled our squad to really focus hard on the massive task ahead of us all in October.“The Australians will be waiting, smarting from previous defeats and we know that with every trip our task gets even greater. The tour is now only a matter of nine weeks away and our preparations are in full swing as we ensure that the players will be in peak physical condition and their skills honed.”He continued: “Once again I’d like to thank the Brathay Trust for their support, and Aly for looking after the lads whilst they had no mums! The support we receive from our local communities continues to astound us and these trips really would be impossible without this support.”Saints Academy will take on St George, Central Coast, West Tigers and Penrith Panthers in October.In tours to date their record is won 13, drawn one and lost one.To date 31 tourists have played in Super League for St Helens.last_img read more

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SAINTS had a special guest of honour before the Ca

first_imgSAINTS had a special guest of honour before the Castleford match with Harrison Ledsham popping in to have lunch with the players.The youngster, who also had the honour of leading the team out for their World Club Challenge, is a firm favourite with the first team.They presented him with a player’s shirt from the match with South Sydney and a cased signed ball.last_img

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KEIRON Cunningham confirmed today that Luke Dougla

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham confirmed today that Luke Douglas suffered a compound fracture of his finger on Friday against Leigh.The prop forward will now have surgery and is expected to be out for a short period of time.last_img

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A Bike for Every Child to get their funding beefed up on

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The non-profit organization that makes sure there is a bike for every child is getting a little help by a local business.“A Bike for Every Child” refurbishes used bikes to make them new again and then they are given to a kid in the area that doesn’t have the means to get one on his/her own.  We featured the founder of the non-profit in our Extraordinary Person of the Week series.- Advertisement – Wednesday, September 13th, Charlie Graingers in Carolina Beach is donating 10 percent of their sales to the non-profit and for a $5 donation, you get a hotdog, drink, chips and ‘A Bike for Every Child’ koozie!  It’s 11am to 8pm at the Charlie Graingers in Carolina Beach at 1401 North Lake Park Blvd.last_img read more

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African American Business Council hosts first meetandgreet

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —Members of the African American Business Council and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce stopped by WWAY studios to discuss their upcoming networking reception. There will be a meet and greet for all of its members at TekMountain Thursday, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.Food and drinks will be available and the registration is free. For more details and to attend you can click here for more information on how to register.last_img

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YWCA hosting Potluck for Peace pizza party

first_img The event is Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Community Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington.Here’s more information. 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 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This week you can join in the conversation and open dialogue on the issue of racism and prejudice at the YWCA Lower Cape Fear Potluck for Peace.YWCA Vice President Evelyn Bryant sat down with WWAY’s Donna Gregory with a preview.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Roma people – 10 ways Europes biggest minority faces discrimination

first_img SharePrint Bulgarian Roma people from the close-knit Kalaidjii clan dance during a so-called “bride fair” in a suburb of the city of Plovdiv April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov – GF10000057770Bulgarian Roma people from the close-knit Kalaidjii clan dance during a so-called “bride fair” in a suburb of the city of Plovdiv April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov – GF10000057770 The Roma migrated to Europe from India in the 10th century and have long faced persecution around the world. Many live on the fringes of society and struggle for work.On Roma Visibility day, here are 10 facts about Roma people.1. Roma are Europe’s largest ethnic minority, with up to 12 million living across the continent, most of them in Central and Eastern Europe.2. About 80 percent of Roma in Europe live below the poverty line, according to a survey of 34,000 Roma people in nine EU member states in 2016.3. Anti-Roma discrimination is widespread – one in four Roma said in 2016 they had experienced discrimination within the last year, but only about 10 percent reported it to authorities.4. More than half of Europeans said they would not want to have “Gypsies” as neighbours in a 2008 study that found only drug addicts, heavy drinkers and people with a criminal record were seen as less desirable.5. Roma generally have a life expectancy of 10 years less than the average European and a child mortality rate that is significantly higher than the EU average.6. Fewer than one in four Roma people finish school and about 20  percent of Roma adults in Europe say they cannot read or write.7. Only about one in four Roma adults in Europe are in work,with only 16 percent of women reporting they had a job in 2016 compared to a third of men.8. Roma are known to be at high risk of statelessness,though there is a lack of clear data. In 2016 the United Nations reported that about 15,000 Roma children were at risk of statelessness in Italy alone.9. Within Latin American, only Colombia and Brazil recognise Roma as an official minority group, meaning they have additional legal protections and rights.10. Roma are at high risk of living in poor quality homes and authorities have carried out forced evacuations in Italy and Bulgaria in recent months.Sources: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; European Public Health Alliance; European Roma Rights Centre; European Commission; Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion; Unicef; Thomson Reuters FoundationWhatsApp <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>last_img read more

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More selfemployed women in Q1 2019

first_imgThere were more self-employed women working for themselves in the first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year, new figures show.According to the latest Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2019, there were over 7,000 (7,050) self-employed women working without employees. This this appears to be almost 2,000 more than the same quarter of 2018 (4,833).This contrasts with a reduction in the number of men in the same professional capacity. According to the figures, this dropped from 18,360 in 2018 to 17,220 for Q1.While there are more self-employed women working for themselves, there was an equal increase in the number of women registered in employment. This number had reliably risen from 83,491 to 89,944 between Q1 of 2018 and 2019. Employed males also say an increase but not at the same level as females. They are recorded to have grown from 110,269 to 114,871 this year.Female salaries in Financial and Insurance activities marginally increaseAccording to the report, salaries for women working in the Financial and Insurance activities have increased by an average of just over €700.The report states that Q1 2019 recorded 25,225 compared to 24,483, just an increase of around €742 Euros. This marginal rise in salary is followed by just over 1,000 more females working in the sector (1,118).Although not completely reliable, there is a reported reduction in the average salary for males by around €1799, from 28,573 to 26,774. This average is aligned with a perceived reduction in the number of males working in the sector. This is reported to have dropped from 5,711 to 3,643.While female employment in the Financial and Insurance sector saw marginal increase in employees and salary, there was a drop in the number of females in the Professional, Scientific, Technical, Administration and Support Services activities.This is reported to have dropped from 10,101 to 9,204 in Q1 2019. Average salaries for this sector had marginally increased from €17,147 to €18,133.The same can be seen with males where the numbers had dropped from 10.672 to 10,000 in Q1 2019, along with salaries rising from €18,218 to €20,739.25 – 34 age-group most economically activeNSOThe Labour Force Survey also outlines that the most economically active age group in the Maltese Labour force.This was reflected as 40,000 males compared to just over 31,000 females. Second to this age-group were the 35-44 age group which is shown to have over 37,000 males and over 26,000 females. The biggest difference in age-group and gender employment is reflected in the 55+ age-group.While males accounted for just over 25,000 employees, females accounted for almost 13,000 employees.Across the 15 – 64 economically active age-group, 81.6% of the workforce were male while 62.1% were female.WhatsApp <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> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Possible traces of Salmonella in Chili Powder

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 The Superintendence of Public Health has issued a health warning to the public not to use a Chili Powder product over possible traces of Salmonella.The warning comes from the body’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed.The product is identified as Chili Powder (Extra Hot) made by the brand Heera.This product belongs to the lot: PB9446M/4 and the durability date is 30/04/2021.For more information, call Health Inspectorate Services on 21337333 from 8am till 2:30pm or send an email on mhi@gov.mtThis warning follows a similar health warning on a particular product of Palm Oil.The Superintendence of Public Health is advicing the public not to use Palm Oil from the brand Ghana Best.WhatsApplast_img read more

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He killed her because she was possessed he suffers from psychosis

first_imgDuring today’s hearing regarding Maria Lourdes Agius’s murder, the psychiatrist testified that Michael Emmanuel, the accused, had told him that he murdered his wife because she was being possessed. The psychiatrist stated that the accused is clearly suffering from psychosis, but that this could have been triggered by the criminal justice system itself.Psychiatrist Joseph Cassar was being questioned regarding the psychiatric evaluation he had performed on Emmanuel some one month after the murder. In court, the jury has been working to gather enough evidence to decide if the 28-year-old male Ivorian national could be considered insane at the time in which the crime was committed.The murder took place in September 2018 in the Paola apartment that both were living in along with Lourdes’ 7 children, where he had strangled her.Read: ‘You have to determine his sanity when he strangled his partner’ – AG official to murder trial juryCassar concluded that Emmanuel was suffering from acute psychosis, and was classified as criminally insane. He went on to say that Emmanuel had no idea what he was doing, and that this was due to his mental illness. According to the psychiatrist, Emmanuel had said that he was acting on his wife’s wishes, who had asked him to exorcise her.Furthermore, the accused was under the effects of medication related to psychosis during the hour session he had with Cassar. Cassar explained to the jury that Emmanuel suffers from delusions, and that this is a symptom of psychosis.Read: Woman found dead in Paola“He says that he has spoken to God”According to the psychiatrist, Emmanuel told him that he has spoken to God three times, the first of which happening when he was still a little boy.However, Cassar went on to say that Emmanuel appeared to be speaking truthfully and that he was emotional when describing the murder of his wife, deeming it to be something he had been called to do. The accused told him that once the spirit had been exorcised, he pressed a cross against her throat to bless her.“There is no record of mental illness”However, Emmanuel has never had a record of mental illness in Malta, and there is no way to confirm whether this sort of record exists in the Ivory Coast. Yet, Cassar said that this psychosis may have developed after the accused had already murdered his wife, therefore triggered by the criminal justice system.WhatsApp SharePrint <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>last_img read more

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Kenyan Govt Launches Breaking News Sms Service

first_imgAdvertisement “If you send an SMS to 4458, we will be sending you government breaking news so that you can hear it before the media manipulates or takes it or breaks it apart,” he said.He was speaking during the launch of the 15-member National Communications Strategy Taskforce, which has been mandated to come up with overarching communications guidelines that all public sector agencies and departments will be expected to draw from.“Interim guidelines should be ready by January and they are supposed to offer a framework for ministries and government agencies in the short term. This is because they must have operational guidelines even as the process of national consultation goes on,” said head of the taskforce’s secretariat, Dr George Outa. – Advertisement – The inter-ministerial team which was gazetted by Prime Minister Raila Odinga in September this year has 12 months to formulate a National Communications Strategy and Policy Handbook under the theme “one government, one voice”.The need to develop a comprehensive strategy arose from the damage done to the government’s overall public image when different ministries or officials issue conflicting statements.Currently, the government agencies and departments lack a common standard governing basic communication, for example in the use of letter heads.Speaking at the same function, Information Minister Samuel Poghisio said the new harmonised strategy would go a long way in enabling the government to uphold the right of access to information as provided for in the new constitution.“This in itself calls for the formulation of more robust government wide communications strategy to enable us to streamline the flow of news and information among state organs, as well as harmonise the process associated with dissemination of this information,” Poghisio added.www.itnewsafrica.comlast_img read more

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SADC risks isolation on Digital Migration

first_imgAdvertisement The entire region in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) could be isolated from global broadcasting should broadcasters to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015.The cut-off date for migration to digital broadcasting by all SADC member states is June 17, 2015. It is a requirement that all SADC broadcasters meet the migration deadline, which is set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) will receive N$411 million to finance the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT). – Advertisement – The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Joel Kaapanda, called on representatives of SADC broadcasters to come up with recommendations to make sure that all countries in the region meet the migration deadline. Progressive recommendations will scale up the SADC region’s preparations to meet the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) migration deadline and to successfully implement the switchover. The call was made during the 5th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum and Information Technology Communication System Centre Operations Manager (ITC SCOM) three-day meeting that is expected to conclude today.He said the SADC sub-region has set December 2013 as the date to meet the ITU global deadline for the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. “It is therefore critical that the SADC Digital Terrestrial Television Forum review our preparations and determine what is necessary for SADC to meet the deadline and thereby ensure that benefits of digital broadcasting are enjoyed by our citizens,” Kaapanda added.Kaapanda went on to say that SADC member states already in 2011 recommended that the region should create a DTT Forum, as well as an Implementation Steering Committee and a Regional DTT Special Desk to ensure implementation of DTT migration in the region. The steering committee is responsible for the co-ordination and monitoring of the implementation of the SADC roadmap and is expected to report back on progress made to the SADC Secretariat.“Following the first meeting of the DTT Forum in Mozambique in 2012, extensive work has been done in various areas including, the development of a harmonised SADC digital dividend strategic plan, finalising specification for low-cost free to air decoders, as well as harmonising a digital dividend licensing framework,” said the minister.As far as the NBC is concerned it has developed an approach to transit to digital broadcasting and established a transition framework and a firm programme for a gradual analogue switch-off before the ITU deadline. “Namibia has adopted the Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial (DVB T2) technical standard for some two years now and has made significant strides in upgrading broadcasting infrastructure and also successfully launched a national DTT testing phase in December last year,” Kaapanda said. He further said plans are well underway to guide Namibia’s migration process toward meeting the SADC and international deadline.“Namibia has further developed a policy on DTT migration that provides the required guidance in terms of a roadmap for digital broadcasting coverage and analogue switch-over,” he said. The main focus of the forum is to review developments in telecommunications infrastructure. This will be done in terms of the SADC regional infrastructure development master plan and the SADC ITC vision foreseeing a digital SADC by 2027. The forum will also review the implementation of the SADC roadmap by SADC member states and address some of the challenges that are facing them in the implementation of the roadmap. The SADC forum meeting ends today.Digital broadcasting involves the use of digital data rather than analogue waveforms to carry broadcasts over television channels or assigned radio frequency bands. It is becoming increasingly popular for television usage (especially satellite television), but is having a slower adoption rate for radio. Digital links, thanks to the use of data compression, generally have more efficient bandwidth usage than analogue links, which allows a content provider more room to provide services, or to provide a higher-quality signal than had been previously available.Credit: New Eralast_img read more

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How Ugandans Are Using Social Media

first_imgImage Credit: curationsoft Advertisement Today, social media is the leading platform, people are using as a media of communication.Social Media, is a new away people are connecting to their loved ones; Family, Friends, Relatives, and so forth, far and near them. Social sites/platforms such as: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram, SnapChat and many more sites are some of the platforms we’re using today as a media of communications.Early this year, during the Presidential elections, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) ordered blockage of social media for three days as Ugandans were voting, but people still managed to access them using VPNs, this shows how much Ugandans can’t live minus social media. – Advertisement – Recent research has shown that people are now spending more time sending messages using social Medias than using SMS’s. Therefore, telecom companies are benefiting a lot from this. One is able to spend up-to 100 Mbs of data in a day for social networking than buying credit for SMS’s or calling since most of these platforms are able to do this [SMS’s and Voice Calls].For instance WhatsApp, one is able to send messages and at the same time s/he is able to make a call. The one problem comes in, that a lot of data can be spent on calls. However, recently, we had an article on how to limit mobile data usage and what data package is good for you.Today, most Ugandans have smartphones, and these smartphones are the second most popular devices used in web search.According to some sources, on an estimation, 60% of Ugandans have access to these phones translating it to more than 20 million out of the 30+ million Ugandan population.According to some sources we came across, 55% of people are using social media to stay in touch with what friends are doing in their day-to-day life and 36% are using social media just because their friends were already there.These applications can drain your battery, however, we still don’t give up at all.We managed to sum up some of the reasons how Ugandans are using social mediaNews Follow-ups Social media not only in Uganda, but globally, is a faster way to get news. Diana Nanyonjo, an intern at Eight Technologies Ltd. told Pc Tech that people communicate much faster on social media, in case any kind of news breaks out, one is able to be notified by his/her friends. She gave an example of how she got to know about the death of the MPs daughter along Entebbe road.Thus, news follow-ups in Uganda, is a big reason people are using social media.Making and Staying in touch with Friends Okay! This is so obvious, making friends here is one of the reasons Ugandans are using social media. A larger percentage of Ugandans are using Facebook more than any of other social media platforms and this large percentage are the “youth.”Samuel Kazibwe, a 4th year student at Makerere University, told Pc Tech, “During my high school times, when we were sent off for holidays, I always wanted to stay in touch with my friends,  phones were expensive, so I couldn’t afford one and I thought Facebook would be the answer to my solution, and indeed, it was.” “From then, I was able to chat and stay connected with my friends. I would spend 500 UGX in an internet café to chat with them.” “And I think, this applies to most of the youth in high schools.”Business Many Ugandans, today prefer conducting their business on social media. Businesses have taken on the use of social media such as; WhatsApp for customer care and general inquiries, companies like UMEME, TCMG have already adopted to this platform. Not forgetting Facebook, many Ugandans are now promoting their business via the social network platform.Awareness In Uganda, people love “awareness,” event happenings, social gatherings, breaking news and so forth. Social media is a place of awareness, informing of people on what is going to happen or what is happening.Kenneth Twesigye, CEO at First Fortune Systems, says, “social media platforms such as; Twitter is one of the best way we keep our customers and clients informed to-date. For instance when we attend a certain event, we’re in position to live tweet to keep them informed on what is happening at the event.” “And since we have periscope, this is much better. It’s just awesome.” He adds.He concludes saying, “Awareness on social media is what keeps us informed and keeps us going. Thanks to theses social platforms.”Share photos and videos Photo-sharing platforms; Instagram and SnapChat are one of the best social platforms for sharing photos and videos. On an estimation, 60% of females are using these platforms more than the males.Suzan G. Kirabo, a 3rd year student at Uganda Christian University, to Pc Tech, say she always uses Instagram, because it’s a way to see how your friends look today and if they’re in shape. “We take a long time minus seeing most of our friends, so when I see them on Instagram posting their pictures, I always get happy to see that they’re doing just fine.”“In my own opinion, as long as I see my friends physically or in photos, I am happy to see that they are fine, I have to go ahead and like their photos.” She adds.[related-posts]Pc Tech did manage to get some opinions from other people who pointed out their views of social media in Uganda:Michael Niyitegeka, and IT Consultant, thinks that most Ugandan’s are using WhatsApp as largely a messaging app although it is function could be evolving to include news and knowledge sharing. He adds saying, “WhatsApp calls are picking up but still on the low end because of the quality of network challenges.”He concludes by saying, WhatsApp is also a way to keep in touch with all sorts of groups       emerging and challenge is how to keep up with all of them.Tusiime Samson, Managing Director at Veritas Interactive, thinks most people are using social media for personal communication but he also noticed of late that people are using social media for business as well. According to Sam, “most people would now prefer to use WhatsApp to communicate with a client instead of email because of the promptness that it brings.”Ruth Aine, a Blogger, thinks social media keeps peers in touch, whether school, work, advocacy – rights groups, listening in to trends, because they are private carry out all forms of conversation.Phillip K. Nayebare, an Intern at Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), thinks Ugandans are using social media as Online Meeting Places. According to Phillip, “These platforms work well as online meeting places for industrial experts to meet and discuss various aspects of their business.”Diana Nanyonjo, an Intern at Eight Technologies Ltd., says “social media saves on costs of sending out information and also covers a large group. Instead of sending everyone and SMS, you could probably just create groups, for instance in WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram and post in the group.”In conclusion:What Social Medias Do Well When considering, “what are social medias used for,” keep in mind that they can be in use for many things, whether good or bad. Many of the aforementioned ways that they can be used are beneficial to companies, businesses, and individuals. They can also do much more.They can improve the customer images of the business.They can help a business to get feedback on new products and services.They can help connect friends, family and long lost college friends.Social networks allow for idea sharing and the creating dialog.Social networking allows people to network with others in order to find jobs.Online social networks platforms are beneficial in many ways. They remove many of the complexities of the offline world. In addition, they are often a very fun pastime.last_img read more

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Amazon Prime Video is going global next month

first_imgAdvertisement Come next month, Netflix will be having a competitor.This was revealed through a video shared on Twitter, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the hosts of the new motoring show The Grand Tour, announced that the series will be available in more than 200 countries in December.The Grand Tour is exclusively available through Amazon, which means that its Prime Video service will expand worldwide. – Advertisement – Netflix, the main competition to Amazon Prime is already available in 130 countriesAmazon has been investing in producing exclusive original content and also licenses shows and movies from global studios and distributors.From the look of things, Amazon might be able to leverage competitive pricing to its advantage in the battle against Netflix around the world. Netflix costs between $90 and $143 per year, while Amazon Prime Video will be bundled with a Prime subscription, which comes in at $15 annually and offers additional benefits.last_img read more

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UK Snooker Masters 2013 Video Preview

first_imgSnookers most prestigious invitation takes place on the 13th to the 20th of  January 2013 at Alexandra Palace. Our in-house Snooker expert Trevor Harris discusses his opinions on the possible winner and players to specifically watch for, with Luke Tarr. The likes of Judd Trump and Neil Robertson are strong  favourites, but will Sean Murphy be the surprise winner?last_img

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Study wrapping Gleevec

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Political reform in China is topic at Rices Baker Institute April 6

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYJeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Political reform in China is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute April 6 HOUSTON – (March 30, 2015) – A panel of experts will discuss the current state of political and economic reforms in China at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 6.The recent meetings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference ended with calls for economic and political reforms.Hosted by the institute’s China Studies and International Economics programs in conjunction with Rice’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, the event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Panelists: Jon Taylor, professor of political science at the University of St. Thomas; Aynne Kokas, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and nonresident scholar in the Baker Institute’s China Studies Program; Russell Green, the Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics at the Baker Institute and an adjunct assistant professor of economics at Rice; and Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at the Baker Institute and professor in the practice and associate director of the Chao Center.Allen Matusow, director of academic affairs at the Baker Institute and the William Gaines Twyman Professor of History at Rice, will serve as moderator.What: Panel on “Political Reform in China.”When: 4 p.m. Monday, April 6. A reception will follow the discussion.Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.The recent meetings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference ended with calls for economic and political reforms, including gradual judicial reform, closer integration of civilian and military organs, reform of state-owned enterprises and promotion of the rule of law. At the same time, China is facing an economic slowdown, leading some to wonder if the Communist Party leadership will scale down their anti-corruption campaign to focus on stimulating economic development, according to event organizers. At the event, the panelists will discuss the current state of reforms in China and what lies ahead for the country.The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/register/1715/?submit=RSVP.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.Members of the news media who want to attend must RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.last_img read more

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Rice U event to focus on resilient housing

first_imgHOUSTON – (March 21, 2018) – Local and national experts will discuss how resilience strategies can shape Houston’s affordable housing system at a March 27 event hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Houston office of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. Share2Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice U. event to focus on resilient housing Return to article. Long DescriptionPhoto credit: 123rf.com“Building a More Resilient Housing System,” a half-day event exploring municipalities’ response to acute disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and approaches to long-term resilience planning, will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at BakerRipley’s Ripley House Neighborhood Center at 4410 Navigation Blvd.Panelists will include Marissa Aho, chief resilience officer for the city of Los Angeles; Susan Rogers, director of the University of Houston Community Design Resource Center; Heather Muller, senior program manager for the Corporation for Supportive Housing; Jeff Hebert, vice president for adaption and resilience at The Water Institute of the Gulf; Elaine Morales, design manager for buildingcommunityWORKSHOP; Kathy Flanagan Payton, president of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp.; and Earthea Nance, an associate professor in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.What:             “Building a More Resilient Housing System.”When:            8:30 a.m.-noon March 27.Where:           BakerRipley’s Ripley House Neighborhood Center, 4410 Navigation Blvd.The event is free and open to the public. More details are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-more-resilient-housing-system-tickets-43102643166.Media are invited to attend and interview panelists before and after the event. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related material: Kinder Institute website: http://kinder.rice.edu/Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/39328576_l-1uudju8.jpgPhoto credit: 123rf.comLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 Pictures of houses. Photo credit: 123rf.com AddThislast_img read more

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