5 UL Students Benefit from Int’l Scholarship

first_imgFive aspiring journalists pursuing graduate studies at the University of Liberia (UL) were on Tuesday awarded the Jonathan P. Hicks Family Journalism Mass Communications Scholarship.The J.P. Hicks Family Scholarship, established in 2010, is based in New York, USA to support the next generation of Liberia’s journalists either in print, electronic or online publications.   The scholarship’s recipients represent the fourth batch of students, who are benefiting from the scheme since it was launched in gesture.Present at the occasion were several professors and deans of various academic departments at the UL including, Dr. Ansu Sonii, Dr. Momolu S. Gaytaweh and the chairman of the scholarship committee, Dr. Jonathan P. Hicks–who travelled from New York City — all attended Tuesday’s ceremony held in the conference room of the UL. The beneficiaries include Daily Observer’s diplomatic correspondent, Joaquin M. Sendolo, Patience S. Baker, Mazoe N. Cortee, Mohammed A.A. Fibio and Gbatemah S. Senah. In their respective testimonies prior to receiving the award, each of the recipients expressed gratitude to the J.P. Hicks Family for the scholarships, which they said would afford them the opportunity to complete their course of studies as prescribed by the UL Administration in a given period of four semesters. The J.P. Hicks Family Mass Communications Scholarship provides support for students at the UL who are interested in Mass Communications; either in print, broadcast or online publications. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, exceptional talent within the discipline and a commitment to enhance the quality of journalism in Liberia. While presenting the award to each of the recipients, the chair of the scheme, Dr. Jonathan Hicks said that the scholarship award covers the cost of tuition fees and books for a period of up to four semesters at the UL.“It also provides for one-on-one mentorship with professional journalists, a laptop computer for each recipient, and allowance for internet usage.” The J.P. Hicks Family Mass Communications Scholarship is being administered by the Kappa Alpha Psi New York Foundation, Incorporated.Established in 1988, the Kappa Alpha Psi New York Foundation seeks to uplift the communities it serves and support and enhance the achievement of young people. The J. P. Hicks Family Scholarship was created by the family of Dr. Jonathan P. Hicks, a longtime journalist. He is a senior national correspondent with the American-based Black Entertainment Television (BET) and a columnist with the New York Amsterdam news. He is a former senior fellow at the DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and is a former financial and political reporter with The New York Times. Dr. Hicks is the co-editor of the book, from Disaster to Diversity: What’s next for New York City’s Economy? He also was a scriptwriter for the documentary Back Channels: The Price of Peace, which opened the 2009 Monte Carlo Television and Film Festival.        Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hillsborough inquest verdict: 96 Liverpool fans ‘unlawfully killed’

first_img The Hillsborough memorial at Anfield Hillsborough families emerge from the Unlawful Killing verdict and outside court sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. pic.twitter.com/pGLvhb4xuU— David Conn (@david_conn) April 26, 2016 1 The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, the inquest’s jury has concluded.The jurors were told they could only reach that determination if they were sure of four “essential” matters concerning the deaths at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.It was also ruled that fan behaviour did not contribute to the Sheffield tragedy.Jurors had to be convinced that overall match commander Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield owed a duty of care to those who died in the disaster, and that he was in breach of that duty of care.Thirdly, they would need to be satisfied that his breach of duty caused the deaths and, fourthly, that it amounted to “gross negligence”.They concluded it was unlawful killing by a 7-2 majority.The conclusion was greeted with sobbing and cheers at the hearing in Warrington.The jury also ruled that fan behaviour did not cause or contribute to the tragedy.The Hillsborough disaster unfolded during Liverpool’s cup tie against Nottingham Forest on April 15 as thousands of fans were crushed at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground.Mr Duckenfield gave the order at 2.52pm to open exit Gate C in Leppings Lane, allowing around 2,000 fans to flood into the already packed central pens behind the goal.The jury also found that both the police and the ambulance service caused or contributed to the loss of lives in the disaster by an error or omission after the crush in the west terrace had begun to develop.After the key conclusions were delivered, someone in court shouted “God bless the jury”. The jurors were given a round of applause as they left the courtroom.Lawyers acting for relatives of the victims said the jury’s conclusions had completely vindicated the bereaved families’ tireless 27-year fight for justice. Justice finally. #JFT96— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 26, 2016 AT LAST!!!!!!! https://t.co/vSdxX4dtVI— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) April 26, 2016 The jury of six women and three men gave their decisions on an emotionally charged day for relatives of the 96, many of whom were at court for the conclusion of the longest jury proceedings in British legal history.Last Wednesday the jury indicated to the court in Warrington that unanimous decisions had been reached on every question apart from question six – unlawful killing.They were given a majority direction yesterday and quickly indicated they had reached a majority decision on the outstanding question.The fresh inquests began on March 31, 2014, in a specially built courtroom in Warrington.The 1991 accidental deaths verdicts from the original inquests were quashed following the 2012 Hillsborough Independent Panel report after a long campaign by the families of the dead.Dozens of relatives of the victims have attended each of the more than 300 days the court has sat at Bridgewater Place on the Cheshire town’s Birchwood Park business park.At the start of the inquests, the coroner said none of the victims should be blamed for their deaths.Emotional tributes to each of the 96 were then delivered by family members in the form of personal portraits.As families left the building they were met with applause from crowds who had gathered outside the court in support.Many had arrived wearing Liverpool Football Club scarfs and holding posters and banners of loves one.Labour MP Andy Burnham, who has supported the families’ campaign, said: “This has been the greatest miscarriage of justice of our times.“But, finally, it is over.”The victims’ families hugged each other and broke down in tears after emerging from the court.One man shouted “Justice” while two men held up a red scarf that also read “Justice”.Features of the design, construction and layout of the stadium considered to be dangerous or defective caused or contributed to the disaster, the jury decided.Jurors also found the safety certification and oversight of the stadium also caused or contributed to the tragedy.They reached the same conclusion in relation to Sheffield Wednesday’s management and/or preparation for the semi-final tie and the dangerous situation that developed at the Leppings Lane turnstiles and in the west stand.However, the jury concluded that the club’s conduct on match day may only have caused or contributed to the same situation.The club’s then consultant engineers, Eastwood & Partners, should also have done more to detect and advise on any unsafe or unsatisfactory features the stadium which caused or contributed to the disaster.last_img read more

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Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 38

first_img 12 Out: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – £10.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – For the same reasons as Pedro, there are no guarantees Eden Hazard will start on Sunday. £10.6m is a lot to waste on a player with large question marks over their head as to whether they will even play. Out: Gabriel (Arsenal) – £4.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Gabriel hasn’t played for Arsenal for a number of weeks now and really shouldn’t still be in your fantasy team. 12 12 Out: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £10.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Romelu Lukaku is finishing the season with a goal drought, as he has not scored in any of his last four league games. Everton travel to Arsenal this Sunday in a tricky final game which could easily see the striker draw another blank. In: Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) – £4.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Liverpool’s last game of the season sees them face already-relegated Middlesbrough at home with a win needed to secure a path to next season’s Champions League qualifying rounds. They certainly won’t be taking the day off. 12 In: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – £8.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In strange contrast to Lukaku, most of Olivier Giroud’s season has been a goal drought, however he’s scored three goals and picked up one assist in his last three games. The tables have turned as the two prepare to meet on Sunday with Giroud currently appearing the better pick of the two. In: John Terry (Chelsea) – £5.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In his final game for Chelsea, John Terry is surely guaranteed to play 90 minutes and seems the only certainty in Chelsea’s defence for Sunday’s celebratory game against already-relegated Sunderland. Out: Pedro (Chelsea) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – It’s difficult to tell who’s going to play in Chelsea’s attack this week, but, if every point is vital for you in your mini-league, you probably shouldn’t risk leaving Pedro in with squad rotation clearly on Antonio Conte’s mind. In: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – £9.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – When Gabriel Jesus isn’t injured, he’s scoring goals. Right now, he’s not injured. 12 12 12 12 In: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – £11.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With Arsenal also in the hunt for a top four place if Liverpool or City slip up, Alexis Sanchez is going to be hot property on the final day of the season. 12 Out: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – £10.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Diego Costa was caught tucking into the press buffet at half time on Monday night when Chelsea were playing Watford! Costa didn’t feature in that match, hence his appearance at the buffet, and may not this weekend either – we can’t be certain. Out: Gareth McAuley (West Brom) – £5.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Gareth McAuley picked up an injury against Chelsea last Friday and missed the second game of West Brom’s double gameweek against Man City. He is a big doubt for the final game of their campaign at Swansea. 12 Well, here we are, it’s the final week of the season.The Premier League title race may already by wrapped up with Chelsea crowned champions, but many Fantasy Premier League titles are still up for grabs and these final fixtures could prove crucial.Things become tricky to negotiate at this time of the season, as it’s tough to figure out which teams will be playing their first XI in their final dead-rubber matches. Certainly something worth considering when making your final transfers.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 In: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – £8.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned before, Liverpool will be taking the ‘Boro game very seriously and so investing in their star man seems wise ahead of the final weekend. 12last_img read more

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Quake help slow

first_imgMUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan – Desperate Pakistanis huddled against the cold and some looted food stores Monday because aid still had not reached remote areas of Kashmir, where a devastating earthquake flattened villages, cut off power and water, and killed tens of thousands. Officials predict that the death toll, now estimated at between 20,000 and 30,000, will climb because of exposure and disease. With winter just six weeks away, the United Nations has said 2.5 million people near the Pakistan-India border need shelter. More than two days after the magnitude-7.6 quake, survivors were pulled from under piles of concrete, steel and wood in the mountainous swath touching Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. A man was rescued from a pancaked two-story house in Muzaffarabad, two girls were plucked from a collapsed school in Balakot, and a woman and child were pulled from an apartment building in Islamabad. Injured people were airlifted from remote areas, and Pakistan’s army distributed rice to starving survivors. Washington pledged up to $50 million in aid, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said. “We have under way the beginning of a very major relief effort,” he said. Pakistan also said it would accept aid from its longtime rival India, which promised tents, food and medicine. However, Islamabad declined an offer of helicopters and has ruled out a joint rescue operation along the disputed frontier. The nations fought two wars over Kashmir, which both claim in its entirety. A 15-year insurgency opposed to New Delhi’s rule has killed more than 66,000 people, mostly civilians. India reported 865 deaths in its portion of the province. Planeloads of aid arrived from Britain, Japan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Russia, China and Germany also offered assistance. With winter approaching, thousands of homeless Pakistanis huddled in tents and in the open. Many lit fires using wood from collapsed houses. The capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, was devastated, with at least 11,000 people reported dead. Masood-ur Rehman, an assistant city commissioner, said 90 percent of the city, and all its government and educational institutions, were destroyed. Relief efforts were hampered by landslides. “Bodies are scattered in the city,” he said. “Ninety percent of victims are still buried under the debris. We are helpless. The city is out of order.” In one neighborhood, shopkeepers scuffled with looters scavenging crushed stores for cooking oil, rice, biscuits and flour. The store owners and looters fought with large sticks and rocks, and some looters suffered head wounds. No police were seen. “We haven’t eaten anything for two or three days. The shops are closed and we haven’t got anything from the government,” said a 20-year-old man who refused to identify himself as he ferreted away stolen goods. “We are desperate and hungry.” Residents said looters also targeted deserted homes and gas stations. Survivors lacked food and water amid little sign of any official relief operation in the devastated city of 600,000. Soldiers on an army truck threw bags of rice to a throng of people with outstretched arms. About 2,000 residents huddled around camp fires on a soccer field at the city’s university campus, where hundreds were feared buried in collapsed classrooms and dormitories. Soldiers burrowed into the concrete with shovels and iron bars. “I don’t think anybody is alive in this pile of rubble,” said Uzair Khan, a rescue worker. “But we have not lost hope.” Mohammed Ullah Khan, 50, said a few biscuits handed out by relief workers were his only food for three days. His three-story home had collapsed, but his family of 10 survived because they were on the top floor. “My children are now on a hillside, under the open sky, with nothing to eat,” he said while camping on the soccer field. A doctor, Iqbal Khan, said survivors were at risk for diarrhea and pneumonia if drinking water and other supplies did not arrive quickly. An eight-member British team using a body-detecting dog, drills, chain saws and crowbars pulled a 20-year-old tailor from underneath a two-story building 54 hours after it collapsed. The man, who identified himself as Tariq, was trapped under concrete slabs and wood beams, dead bodies flanking him, in what used to be a two-story building. “I haven’t eaten in three days, but I’m not hungry,” said the dusty, wide-eyed man, who begged for water. He had suffered a leg injury and was carted away on a door. In Balakot, a badly hit town in the northwest frontier province, townspeople hearing cries for help broke through a heap of concrete that was once a school and rescued two girls. A crowd pulled to safety the first girl, wearing a green shirt and with a gold bracelet on her arm. The second girl, a toddler, had scratches on her face. Several men brushed dust from her clothing and gave her water. “There are many more alive inside, but we can’t take them all out because we don’t have government efforts here,” said Sadan Khattak, a student from Peshawar who was helping rescue efforts. Mohammed Farhad, 9, was pulled from the rubble Sunday night, but his brother died. “We were having reading lessons when suddenly there was a big noise and the roof collapsed on us,” he said, bursting into tears. At another site, an 18-month-old boy was pulled alive from the rubble and given to his sobbing father. The boy was given a box of milk to drink. Bodies were laid out on a basketball court, while workers with pickaxes dug up a playground for use as a mass grave. In the Pakistani capital, rescuers continued digging through the ruins of a 10-story apartment building after pulling the woman and child to safety. Asim Shafik, who was assisting in rescue efforts, said voices were heard in the rubble, where at least two dozen people died. Estimates of Pakistan’s death toll varied. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said it exceeded 20,000. The top elected official in Kashmir, Sardar Sikandar Hayat, said it was more than 25,000, while the province’s communications minister, Tariq Mahmood, said it was more than 30,000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said his government was doing its best to respond to the crisis. He had appealed for international help, particularly cargo helicopters to reach remote areas cut off by landslides. “We are doing whatever is humanly possible,” Musharraf said. “There should not be any blame game. We are trying to reach all those areas where people need our help.” Eight U.S. helicopters – five Chinook transport choppers and three Black Hawks for heavy lifting – were diverted from the war in neighboring Afghanistan. They carried supplies, tarpaulins and equipment, including high-tech cameras for finding buried survivors. Three military cargo planes with blankets, tents, meals and water also arrived. “Pakistan is one of our closest allies in the War on Terror and we want to help them in this time of crisis,” Sgt. Marina Evans, a U.S. military spokeswoman, said in Kabul, Afghanistan. last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Cleaner wanted for Oaklee Housing

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Management at Oaklee Housing, are seeking to recruit a part-time cleaner to join their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team. ABOUT OAKLEE HOUSING:We are committed to an exciting programme of development and expansion within Oaklee Housing in the Republic of Ireland and we are now seeking to recruit a number of key positions which will play an integral role in driving our agenda of positive change. Role: Cleaner:Cleaner (4 hours over 2 days Tue,Thur)Location: Abbey Court, 40 Abbey Village, Kilmacrennan, Co Donegal. Hourly Rate: €9.87 EurosJob Ref: OHC/0916Essential Criteria:6 months experience.Ability to work unsupervisedAbility to deal tactfully with tenants and visitors to the developmentGood standard of spoken and written EnglishClosing date for completed applications is 12 noon, Friday 7th October 2016.Please note Oaklee Housing reserves the right to create a reserve list following the interview process. Oaklee Housing does not accept CV’s, so you have have to fill out an application form which is available by clicking on the link below.For further details, including job description, person specification and an application pack, please contact recruitment@choice-housing.orgOr alternatively telephone:  +44 2890 441301 quoting the job reference number.NB: The panel may enhance the criteria in order to facilitate short-listing.“Oaklee Housing is an Equal Opportunities Employer”. Job Vacancy: Cleaner wanted for Oaklee Housing was last modified: September 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Malaysian students do LYIT proud at BICS National Awards

first_imgThe achievements of the Malaysian Students Society at Letterkenny IT were celebrated last week at the Board of Irish Colleges Societies (BICS) National Awards.The college society was nominated in two award categories – student Edward Ng was nominated for Best Individual and the Malaysian Students Society were nominated for Best Society Promotional Video.The group attended the awards ceremony in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone on Thursday 11th April. While they did not take home the overall category prizes, they enjoyed an event dedicated to recognising the huge effort made by the many individuals who run student societies across Ireland.The BICS Awards are an opportunity for students and their societies to showcase their numerous achievements from the previous year. Higher education is more than exams, coursework and lectures, and students who are involved in running college societies know this.The National Awards are a means of recognising this dedication and are an opportunity to celebrate the importance and value that societies contribute to college life.LYIT Malaysian Students Society with Josephine Wilson, LYIT Student Union Administrator and Siobhan Howe, Student Union Education OfficerMalaysian students do LYIT proud at BICS National Awards was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:LYITMalaysian Students Societylast_img read more

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Open source SA supercomputer

first_imgThe Sun Microsystems M9000 server, which will power the new Cape Town-based supercomputer. (Image: Sun)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s new supercomputer is under construction – Sun Microsystems announced in mid-March 2009 that it has initiated the rollout of the 27-teraflop machine, which will run on open source software.The machine, which comprises the second phase of a multi-million rand project awarded to Sun in 2008, will be South Africa’s largest. It is based at the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Cape Town campus.Managed by the CSIR’s Meraka Institute, the CHPC was established to find ways of enabling South Africa to become globally competitive and to accelerate Africa’s socio-economic upliftment through the effective application of high-end cyber-infrastructure.“Phase two forms part of fulfilling the government’s goal to position South Africa as a beacon of research on the continent,” says systems architect Stefan Jacobs of Sun, “and meeting CHPC’s mission to enable South Africa to become globally competitive through the effective use of high-end IS infrastructure.”The national Department of Science and Technology supports the CHPC as one of the three primary pillars of its cyber-infrastructure initiative – the other two are the South African National Research Network and the Very Large Databases project.The CHPC is based on open source software in line with current government policy. The facility is also host to the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer, which was installed towards the end of 2008. A Blue Gene/P supercomputer installed in Germany currently ranks second among the top supercomputers in the world.Enabling global collaborationAll work together to enable the South African research an scientific community to collaborate with their peers globally on important science projects such as the Square Kilometre Array astronomy initiative, and in other fields including biomedical science, energy alternatives, climate change, bioinformatics, and advanced manufacturing, amongst others.“For instance, research conducted into lithium crystals at the University of Limpopo,” says Jacobs, “aims to improve battery technology to deliver cost effective and long-term power solutions. The research relies on computational modeling methods that benefit greatly from the incredible processing power available at the CHPC.”A teraflop is one trillion floating point operations per second and is a description of the computing power of a machine. It measures how many multiplications can be performed within one second. IBM’s BlueGene/L supercomputer has a peak speed of 596 teraflops, while the human brain is said to be capable of handling 100 teraflops.Other local partners include IT solutions provider Eclipse Networks and IT infrastructure specialists Breakpoint Solutions.Other challenges such as the development of vaccines and other new technologies to address the African situation, will benefit from the CHPC, says Jacobs, as its processing power will enable researchers to replace months of computing with weeks, days or even hours.Cutting-edge specificationsAccording to Sun, the supercomputer will run on a combination of the Solaris 10, Suse 10 and Red Hat 5.1 operating systems, all of which are open source. Jacobs says that installed applications will form a diverse collection of open source software, some purchased from independent software vendors and some developed by researchers working on the project.At the heart of the system is a high-end Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with no less than 64 SPARC64 VII quad-core processors, and a cluster of four Sun Blade 6048 modular systems.These will be deployed in two stages, with the first stage involving one Sun Blade 6048 chassis with 48 blades, or server modules, based on industry-standard Intel Xeon E5450 processors. Stage two consists of three Sun Blade 6048 chassis housing 144 blades based on the next-generation Intel Xeon processor, also known as Nehalem EP.Sun will load its Visualization system onto the supercomputer – this advanced package supports multi-display and remote collaboration and integrates workstations, servers, networking, interconnects, graphics and software, allowing users to assemble and view 3D models of their data.The Open Storage data storage platform is based on 10 AMD Opteron-powered Sun Fire X4540 storage servers, which together provide 480 terabytes of data storage. These will run Sun’s Lustre file system, which was specially developed for large-scale cluster computing. According to Sun, Lustre is managing data on more than half of the world’s top 50 supercomputers and seven of the top 10 supercomputers.Hardware is being assembled and tested at Sun’s factory in Scotland and when ready, will be shipped to South Africa for installation by Eclipse and Breakpoint.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesAfrican eyes on the universe Science and technologyUseful linksCentre for High-Performance ComputingEclipse NetworksBreakpoint SolutionsSun High-Performance ComputingMeraka InstituteDepartment of Science and Technologylast_img read more

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Google I/O Sells Out In Less Than An Hour

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement If you wanted to go to Google I/O this year, chances are you are out of luck.Tickets for Google’s developer’s conference, May 15-17 in San Francisco, went on sale this morning. Less than an hour later, they were gone. The process was marred by long digital queues and some problems with Google processing payments for some would-be attendees. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. ET today. By 10:48 a.m., Google was notifying people that the event has sold out.As Google enthusiasts are known to do, they took to the company’s social network Google+ to vent their frustration. The conference is Google’s biggest event of the year. The company typically introduces the new flavor of Android (expected to be called Key Lime Pie this year), developer and manufacturer tools, improvements to its search algorithm and more. Google has also started using I/O to introduce new devices such as it did last year with the Nexus 7 Android tablet and the ill-fated Nexus Q. Did you get a ticket to Google I/O? Or were you one of the thousands left in the lurch? Let us know in the comments.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#Android#Google#Google IO13 Related Posts Google sells tickets to I/O for $900 for general admission and $300 for faculty and students. The high price of admission apparently didn’t scare anybody away.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Illegal electric fence kills forest guard in Assam

first_imgAn illegal electric fence put up by encroachers in the Nameri National Park to keep elephants away has claimed the life of a forest guard in northcentral Assam’s Sonitpur district.The 200 sq km Nameri is a tiger reserve. Park officials said Biren Chandra Deka was electrocuted on Sunday night when he, along with another guard, was proceeding to the Nameri anti-poaching camp from the range office. “The route is through an encroached area in the buffer zone of Nameri National Park near 12th Mile of Bhalukpong (on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border,” said P. Sivakumar, Chief Conservator of Forests of the Northern Assam Circle. Mr. Deka did not notice the fence in the dark. He was killed on the spot.“We lodged an FIR and identified the people who erected the fence,” he said.last_img read more

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UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soon

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH chinlone squad catches eye of gold-medal coach Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women’s bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas.  APAlthough her last two matches ended in brutal knockout losses, Ronda Rousey remains one of the catalysts in catapulting women’s MMA (mixed martial arts) into the mainstream.But as far as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is concerned, Rousey may never step foot on the octagon again—this time, for good.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFurthermore, Rousey is the only ranked UFC fighter to have not gone through USADA’s (United States Anti-Doping Agency) mandated testing in 2017, after being tested on nine occasions last year.Rousey’s first career setback came at UFC 193 in 2015, when she was on the receiving end of a brutal head kick from Holly Holm. She returned a year later but suffered the same fate against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village “I think she’s going to retire,” White candidly spoke of Rousey to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim. ”She hasn’t announced that. She hasn’t said that to me, but it’s what I believe.”The former Olympian judoka’s recent actions certainly point to an early retirement from the sport—refusing to answer any MMA-related questions from the media and instead focusing on TV and movie appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games At 30 years old, Rousey might still have plenty of fight left in the tank but has remained mum about her future in fighting.She also got recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne and has continued pursuing an acting career.  Khristian Ibarrola. /ra View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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