More than a dozen local teams are set to engage in first-round playoff action tonight as the North Coast Section prep basketball postseason kicks off for divisions four through six.Division IV boysNo. 15 Fort Bragg at No. 2 FortunaThe Huskies will look to add on to what has been one of the most successful seasons in program history tonight when they host Fort Bragg (15-12) tonight at 7 p.m. After running the table on their way to an outright Big 5 Conference championship and claiming their …
7 November 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as president of the United States of America. “We value our relations with the United States and look forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation in the years to come,” Zuma said in a statement shortly after Obama addressed the US early on Wednesday morning following confirmation of his victory at the polls. Zuma said that the US had an important role to play in Africa’s development. “South Africa is confident that the United States will continue to play a positive role in this regard,” he said. Obama beat a strong challenge from Republican Mitt Romney to win a second term at the White House. In a tweet to supporters, Obama said: “This happened because of you. Thank you,” as crowds cheered outside the Democrats’ Chicago headquarters ahead of his victory address. Obama was projected to have won several key swing states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire, with Romney winning only North Carolina. Florida and Virginia remained too close to call. The relentless battle for the swing states gave Obama at least 290 electoral votes, while Romney had just 201 shortly after midnight. Obama easily grabbed a host of “deep blue” states, including California, Illinois and New Jersey, while Romney prevailed in the “deep red” states of Texas, Kentucky and Georgia. While Obama supporters had already started celebrations of his re-election, Romney conceded defeat. In addition to the massive task of tackling US$1-trillion annual deficits and reducing a US$16-trillion national debt, Obama will have to deal with a divided US Congress that is likely to maintain the same partisan makeup in his second term in the White House. Source: SANews.gov.za-Xinhua
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts At its Honeycomb event in Mountain View today, Google announced the availability of the long-awaited Android Market website: market.android.com.The aim of the site is to make finding apps easier, something that has long frustrated Android users. Before today, Android users have had to find and download apps solely via their mobile devices, an experience that pales compared to the browsing and sharing abilities offered by iTunes and its associated website.The Android Market website makes finding apps much simpler: there are categories down the left hand side, separate tabs for paid and free apps, as well as a search features, something that was oddly missing from the search engine giant’s previous app marketplace. If you purchase an app via the website, you can send it directly to your phone.The market should also link to your Google account so you can log in and see all the apps you’ve purchased and downloaded (but this feature, along with several others, returns an “invalid request” error message).Launch-related bugs aside, the new website should vastly improve the app browsing and buying experience for Android users. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces audrey watters Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …
OTTAWA — Opposition MPs want the Liberal dominated justice committee to recall former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould.Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and New Democrat Murray Rankin say Canadians need to hear more about the SNC-Lavalin controversy.They’re expected to ask the committee’s in-camera meeting today be open to the public.Liberals on the House of Commons committee have written to their Liberal chair to say the committee has done its job and should move on to other business.Raitt says the committee should hold town hall meetings and hear from Canadians about the affair.She also says Wilson-Raybould has a right to reply to other witnesses including Gerald Butts, the former top adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Wilson-Raybould has testified for nearly four hours but has indicated she has more to say, particularly about the period between her move to Veterans Affairs and her resignation a month later.The SNC-Lavalin affair claimed its fourth resignation Monday as Michael Wernick announced he will step down as the country’s top public servant, having concluded he’s lost the trust of opposition parties.The Canadian Press
3:36 This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurs 15 Photos The new conclusions are based on a 66-million-year-old skeleton found in Canada in the early ’90s. Roger Harris/SPL/Getty The undisputed king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, is even bigger than we once believed.That’s according to new research conducted on “Scotty,” a 66-million-year-old T. rex skeleton first discovered in Canada in 1991. A team of paleontologists at the University of Alberta measured up the skull, hip and limbs of Scotty and suggested that it had a living weight of almost 20,000 pounds (approx. 8,800 kilograms).With that kind of weight, the monstrous ancient lizard would be up there with the largest terrestrial animal currently alive, the African bush elephant, which can weigh up to 26,000 pounds.”This is the rex of rexes,” Scott Persons, lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Tags 5 Sci-Tech The skeleton was discovered in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, encased in sandstone. It took 10 years of fine excavation work to extricate the fossil and now scientists have finally been able to stitch together a picture of Scotty as he would have been 66 million years ago.The findings were published in the journal The Anatomical Record on March 21. The research team describes Scotty as “exceptionally large” and “robust”, which in reality means he was an absolute unit.Making Scotty even more unique is the fact that it is the oldest T. rex skeleton discovered and was likely in his early 30s when he died — which is a pretty good run for the theropods because as far as we currently know, they lived to between 20 and 30 years. By studying one of the major leg bones, the research team could determine that Scotty was a mature T. rex.And in his time, he’d seen things — he bore the marks of a fair few scuffles.”Riddled across the skeleton are pathologies — spots where scarred bone records large injuries,” said Persons.Scotty takes the crown for biggest ever ancient lizard from Sue, a wonderfully preserved T. rex skeleton discovered in South Dakota in 1990. Sue’s estimated weight is around 400 kilograms less than that estimated for Scotty, but with around 90 percent of that skeleton recovered, she is still the most extensive T. rex specimen ever found. Share your voice Comments Tyrannosaurus rex has a surprise for you Now playing: Watch this:
Close OSAndroid 9.0 Pie Audio1 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby Audio, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, FM Radio Display6.2-inch LTPS LCD full HD+ (2270x1080p) with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto DisplayPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch) Model Moto G7 Battery3,000mAh (non-removable)-15W TurboPower- 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charge Storage64 GB, expandable up to 512GB RAM4GB Network4G-LTE CameraMain: 12MP with ( F1.8 aperture, 1.25um pixel) + 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps), 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilisation, Youtube LiveFront: 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot colour, 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), Slow motion video, Timelapse Processor1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU with Adreno 506 GPU ColoursCeramic Black/ Clear White Dimensions157.0 x 75.3 x 8mm Add-onsDual nano-SIM, Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), 3D glass back, Water repellent design with P2i nano coating, USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) –in select markets, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS PriceAround Rs 15,000 Mobile phone manufacturing factories increased from 2 to 120 after coming to power: RS Prasad After teasing for several days, Motorola finally launched the Moto G7, but to everyone’s surprise, it has also announced the company’s generic Android One series phone Motorola One on March 25 evening.The new Moto G7 sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ screen on the front and on the back, it flaunts glossy shell on the back with 3D glass cover.Inside, the Motorola phone comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with Android Pie OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole under mixed usage. It also boasts 15W Turbo Charge features, wherein 15 minutes of charging will offer you 9 hours of talk time. Motorola Moto G7 is available in all leading retail stores and Flipkart in IndiaMotorola India Press KitAs far as the photography hardware is concerned, Moto G7 comes with the 12MP+5MP dual camera on the back and an equally impressive 8MP front snapper.Also, it offers two layers of security with fingerprint sensor in addition to face-unlock and if both activated, it will be twice as protective, mobile will be.On the other hand, Motorola One is a generic version of the popular Motorola One Power, which was first announced in the second half of 2018.Motorola One features 5.99-inch Max Vision HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery with 15W Turbo Charge capability. It also houses a 13MP+2MP dual camera on the back and an 8MP selfie shooter on the front. Motorola One is also available on all leading retail stores and on Flipkart.Motorola India Press KitA notable aspect of the Motorola One is that runs pure Android Pie OS and is guaranteed to get two years of software support and an additional year of Google security patch.Moto G7 will be available at all leading mobile stores and on Flipkart in clear white and ceramic black variants for Rs 16,999Whereas the Motorola One is also available on all authorised mobile stores and on Flipkart in clear white and ceramic black variants for Rs 13,999As part of the launch offers, both the Motorola smartphones come with Rs. 2200 cash back offer via Reliance Jio. Consumers can redeem the amount with Rs 198 and Rs 299 4G data recharge tariff plans.Key specifications of Moto G7:Model Model Moto G7Moto G7Model DisplayMoto G76.2-inch LTPS LCD full HD+ (2270x1080p) with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto DisplayPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)Model OSMoto G7Android 9.0 PieModel ProcessorMoto G71.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU with Adreno 506 GPUModel RAMMoto G74GBModel StorageMoto G764 GB, expandable up to 512GBModel CameraMoto G7Main: 12MP with ( F1.8 aperture, 1.25um pixel) + 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps), 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilisation, Youtube LiveFront: 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot colour, 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), Slow motion video, TimelapseModel AudioMoto G71 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby Audio, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, FM RadioModel BatteryMoto G73,000mAh (non-removable)-15W TurboPower- 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of chargeModel NetworkMoto G74G-LTEModel Add-onsMoto G7Dual nano-SIM, Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), 3D glass back, Water repellent design with P2i nano coating, USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) –in select markets, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPSModel DimensionsMoto G7157.0 x 75.3 x 8mmModel WeightMoto G7172gModel ColoursMoto G7Ceramic Black/ Clear WhiteModel PriceMoto G7Around Rs 15,000 Weight172g
The electricity bills will get more expensive in Karnataka as the Karnataka Electric Regulatory Commission (KERC) has once again increased a hike of 33 paise per unit in the tariff.KERC chairman Shambhu Dayal Meena said that the five electricity supply companies (Escoms) had proposed an average hike of Rs 1.20 per unit (17.37 per cent) for all the consumer categories. But the commission allowed an increase of 33 paise per unit (4.8 per cent).Meena said that the hike has been entailed due to a 16 per cent increase in power purchase cost, 20 per cent increase in operation and management costs, 12 per cent increase in interest and finance charges, 22 per cent increase in depreciation and other pending deficits amounting to over Rs 2,000 crores.The KERC also said that it was encouraging Time of Day tariff, when the tariff will see a hike of Rs 1 per unit during peak hours, both in the morning and evening. The consumers who utilise power during non-peak hours will be eligible for a subsidy ranging from Rs 1 to Rs 2 per unit, reports The Hindu.According to reports, the commission has also reduced the number of slabs in the urban and rural areas, with an increase of 25 paise. So, a BESCOM consumer in urban areas will pay Rs 3.75 per unit instead of Rs 3.50 for the usage of 30 units. And electricity consumption beyond 30 units will attract a higher slab rate.The urban areas will have to pay an additional 5 paise as per the hiked rates of BESCOM when compared to the rural areas as Bescom consumers will pay Rs 3.65/unit for the first slab, whereas other Escoms will charge Rs 3.35/unit to Rs 3.60/unit in the rural areas.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a local leader of Sramik League along with 19 illegal firearms from a house in Kutubdia upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday.RAB-7 Cox’s Bazar company commander Major Ruhul Amin said that after being tipped-off about the huge quantity of arms, RAB conducted a drive in the area and arrested Monwarul Islam Choudhury alias Mukul and recovered 13 one-shooter guns and 6 SBBLs from the house.Locals said Monwarul is the joint general secretary of local Sramik League and also the expelled president of ward 7 Awami League of Koiarbil union of Kutubdia.They said Monowar backed local robber groups and also has his own criminal group named ‘Mukul Bahini’, which forcefully took over shops and houses in the area.
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers a speech during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine at the UN headquarters on 8 December 2017 in New York City. AFPThe United States stood alone Friday as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticised its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The debate unfolded at a largely symbolic emergency meeting of the council-no vote on a resolution was planned, as the US has veto power-two days after president Donald Trump reversed two decades of US policy on the holy city.The meeting was convened by no fewer than eight of the 14 non-US members of the council.This seemed a vivid show of the discord triggered by Trump’s announcement, which included plans to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Asked what he expected to come from the UN meeting, one diplomat said: “Nothing.” Another said the session would show US “isolation” on the issue.The UN coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nikolay Mladenov, warned that the US decision could lead to a spiral of violence among the Palestinians and others angered by what Trump has done.Indeed, clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces Friday left two person dead after calls for a “day of rage” from the Islamist movement Hamas.The British ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, said flat out that Britain disagrees with Trump’s move on Jerusalem and the embassy location.“These decisions are unhelpful for the prospects for peace in the region,” Rycroft said.He urged Trump to now come up with detailed proposals for an Israel-Palestinian peace accord, a goal which has eluded the US and the international community for decades.The status of Jerusalem is one of the most hotly contested issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Israel seized control of the east of the city in 1967 and later annexed it in moves never recognised by the international community.Israel considers the city its undivided capital, but Palestinians believe the east is illegally occupied and see it as the capital of their future state.Five European countries on the council insisted the new US policy is not in line with UN resolutions including one that considers east Jerusalem to be Israeli-occupied.At Friday’s meeting, US ambassador Nikki Haley defended Trump as remaining committed to the peace process and a two state solution if the Israelis and Palestinians choose this.Haley said that in his reversal of US foreign policy, Trump was simply recognising reality, since the Israeli government and parliament are located in Jerusalem.And she recalled that Trump insists his decision has no impact on whatever Israelis and Palestinians ultimately decide on boundaries and borders of the city, which is holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews.“I understand the concerns that members have in calling this session,” Haley said. “Change is hard.”