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Huawei aiming to win big with Messi

first_img LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP BARCELONA, Spain: Huawei is the top information communication technology brand in its China-based headquarters, and an impressive third in smartphones globally. Now Kevin Ho, president, Handset Business, Huawei Consumer, feels that with international football star Lionel Messi, the brand will move from challenger to global leaders soon. The Huawei brand can be found in more than 170 countries around the world including Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is considered the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. Huawei chose Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as their brand ambassador because his journey to becoming the best player in the world, his domination over his opponents and other inspiring qualities speak to what the brand is seeking to achieve globally. Messi is a five-time FIFA World Player of the Year. “We are seeking a long-term partnership. He is a win, win. Look to see Huawei and Messi in the future,” Ho assured, following Thursday’s announcement of Messi as their global ambassador. He believes the Messi-Huawei partnership will prove vital in helping them to overcome rivals Apple and Samsung. “He overcame physical challenges as a young footballer to become the best, and the way he dominates on the field and always helps his team win … is very inspiring to a lot of people,” Ho continued. When asked by The Sunday Gleaner if Huawei could, in the near future, look to contract Jamaican track stars like Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Ho said for now they are happy with Messi, but will always look to grow the business. Meanwhile, Huawei is set to launch their new P9 smart phone. It is expected to be launched in London on April 6. According to Ho, five reasons why Huawei devices stand out from others are, “design, craftsmanship, user experience, long battery life and excellent camera quality.”last_img read more

Opposition to speak out on GECOM’s role on shaping boundaries

first_imgLGE 2018Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has again condemned the governing Coalition administration for tweaking boundaries in the Local Authorities system in a bid he feels will secure result in its favour at the upcoming Local Government Elections on November 12.Speaking at his most recent press conference at his Church Street, Georgetown office, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary reiterated his stance against Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan’s June 8, 2018 gazetted move, which signals that there will be fewer constituency elections in 14 of the country’s Local Government Authorities (LGAs).“There is the serious gerrymandering of boundaries. I’ve already pointed out theMahdia, Guyana’s newest townreason for the Government doing this: because of their poor showing in the 2016 Local Government Elections and their need to create more local government bodies in areas they feel are sympathetic to them, and then, in PPP support areas, to change the configuration in the constituencies so that it will be favourable to APNU,” Jagdeo said.Declaring that boundaries are being drawn in an “entirely partisan way”, the Opposition Leader pointed out that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has the constitutional mandate by law to draw the boundaries.“[GECOM] has a lot to answer for, and we will be speaking more about this in the public domain; about GECOM’s role in the drawing of these boundaries,” Jagdeo committed.He reminded of the situation in the Good Hope/Pomona Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), where there were reported attempts to merge two constituencies which the PPP had won, according to Jagdeo. One included the Middlesex area, and Jagdeo said the Opposition checked and there was no gazetted change for this area, and the PPP pointed this out to GECOM.“We will dedicate a special press conference to deal with the issue of this gerrymandering of the boundaries,” he noted.Speaking on the Minister of Communities’ press release on the justification for creating townships, Jagdeo highlighted that the Minister had said Bartica is the home of Guyana’s first boardwalk; Mabaruma has transformed the Kumaka Waterfront, and Lethem is becoming the business hub of the Rupununi. Jagdeo feels Government should focus more on the economic prosperity of the business operators.“Bartica may have the first Boardwalk, but if the minister (Bulkan) were to just go down there and ask the business places how they’re doing, he will find out that the town has moved from prosperity into a state of depression. Many of the businesses that are operating there are going bankrupt, hundreds of people have lost their jobs in Bartica, but they have a new boardwalk to walk on,” he noted.According to Bulkan’s gazetted order, from June, in Rose Hall, where the PPP secured victory, the number of constituencies increased from seven to eight. Additionally, reports earlier this year revealed that the number of allocated seats was reduced in several constituencies. These included Malgre Tout/Meerzoergen La Grange/Nismes Toevlugt/Patentia Evergreen/Paradise, Aberdeen/Zorge-en-Vlygt, Caledonia/Good Success, Woodlands/Farm, Zeelust/Rosignol, Blairmont/Gelberland, Ordnance Fortlands/Number 38, Number 52-74, Mahaicony/Abary and Adventure/Bush Lot.The Order was made under Municipal and Nieghbourhood Democratic Councils (Participating Local Authorities) Order 2018. There are now nine towns and one city, Georgetown, being the capital. The towns are Anna Regina, New Amsterdam, Rosignol, Rose Hall, Corriverton, Bartica, Linden, Lethem, and the newest being Mahdia.last_img read more

GPL warns against affixing posters on utility poles

first_imgThe Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has cautioned the general public that it is illegal and dangerous to place signage on the company’s utility poles.On Monday GPL asked the general public to desist from affixing signage to the company’s poles, adding that the practice is illegal and dangerous. According to the company, the practice is a safety and health hazard for both the company’s technicians (field staff) and private citizens.It added that according to Section 5.4 of GPL’s Standard Terms and Conditions (STC) for Electric Services, “Customers shall not place any structure that would interfere with the proper and safe operation of or access to the company’s facilities…”Additionally, private contractors and/or Government agencies executing infrastructural works within close proximity (approximately 20 feet) of GPL’s network are required to notify the company within 72 hours prior to commencing work, so that the actions deemed necessary to facilitate the safe execution of work can be determined and undertaken.“GPL will not be liable for any injury and/or loss that may result from the improper use of its poles or injury and/or loss that may result from unauthorised work within close proximity of its network,” the company warned.last_img read more

Ex-soldier fires shots indiscriminately

first_img… under Police guard at Suddie Public HospitalThirty-four-year-old Joel Benjamin, an ex-soldier from Queenstown village in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is presently hospitalised and under Police guard at the Suddie Public Hospital after he indiscriminately fired several rounds in the air with his father’s licensed firearm.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the incident reportedly occurred around 14:00h on Wednesday and lasted for approximately three hours. Benjamin allegedly broke into his father’s house and unknowing to him, stole his 12 gauge shotgun. He began to indiscriminately fire several rounds in the air.Interviews conducted with residents in the Sand Reef area revealed that they panicked, since numerous shots were fired.According to information received, the Police arrived promptly on the scene and the suspect began firing in their direction. For hours he resisted Police arrest. The Police were then required to use necessary force and opened fire on the suspect. However, the shots from the Police did not injure him. After three hours of chaos, the Police finally managed to arrest Benjamin.During his arrest, the suspect received a laceration to his lip. It was reported that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs, hence the reason for his unusual behaviour.The shotgun is presently lodged at the Police station and Benjamin will soon face the necessary charges.Information received also revealed that on many occasions, Benjamin would ask to borrow his father’s gun to shoot birds at the backdam and upon his father’s refusal, an argument would often ensue with Benjamin reportedly threatening him.According to villagers, the sudden onslaught of gunshots had many of them scared and lying for hours on the ground, fearful for their lives.One villager related that she was so afraid, she thought that she would have died, having heard the countless gun shots that were fired.last_img read more

City designating $70,000 for affordable housing strategy

first_imgThe City has approved, in principle, $70,000 to fund an Affordable Housing strategy for Fort St. John.The money will be designated in the 2010 budget to fund the initiative, which will investigate solutions to affordable housing in Fort St. John. As of 2009, there is a 59 person waiting list for affordable housing.At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Director of Planning and Engineering Horatio Galanti presented four options to City Council. Essentially, ‘option two’ was recommended, which would define ‘affordable housing’, as well as hold public consultations on the matter.- Advertisement -Mayor Bruce Lantz says he would like to delay the decision until council has a chance to fully discuss the best strategies.[asset|aid=1649|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6b3652df1b652552602a0ae40fdda00e-Lantz- affordable housing 1_1_Pub.mp3]However, Councilor Ackerman says she thinks the recommended option allows the City to look at the development of the strategy. She says the option has the qualitative and quantitative data needed to take to the senior levels of government.Advertisement [asset|aid=1650|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6b3652df1b652552602a0ae40fdda00e-Ackerman – affordable housing 1_1_Pub.mp3]City Manager Diane Hunter says for the City Staff’s sake, she would like to see the motion tabled to the 2010 budget discussions in September.However, a decision was made, and option two was passed. Councilors Evans, Ackerman and Bolin voted in favor of the motion, while Mayor Lantz and Councilor Christensen opposed the idea. Councilors Dan Davies and Don Irwin did not attend Monday’s City Council meeting.The estimated timeframe for the Affordable Housing strategy will take approximately 10-12 months, starting in the fall of 2009 and completed by October 2010.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea fans claim this world-class manager is ‘not the right man’ to replace Jose Mourinho

first_imgPep Guardiola could be out of contract next summer, should he opt not to sign an extension at Bayern Munich, and, unsurprisingly, this has alerted a number of clubs from the Premier League.Manchester City are strongly suspected to be keen on the Spaniard replacing Manuel Pellegrini, while Arsenal have also been linked with the former Barca boss.And now reports claim that Chelsea are monitoring his situation. Apparently, Roman Abramovich is lining Guardiola up as a replacement to Jose Mourinho, should the Portuguese manager leave Stamford Bridge this season.It must therefore be asked, how do Chelsea fans feel about this possibility?In an attempt to answer such a question, talkSPORT has taken a look at the thoughts of Blues supporters on Twitter.Read the best reactions below. 1last_img read more

Tottenham Supporters’ Trust demand ‘full refunds’ from club after new stadium blow

first_imgSpeaking to talkSPORT on Tuesday, co-chair Kat Law said the THST are demanding season ticket holders and fans who have already purchased matchday tickets for their new ground are given ‘full refunds and a little bit more’ by the club, as they face a return to Wembley Stadium.Spurs announced on Monday that their inaugural game at their new north London home against Liverpool, scheduled for September 15, will now be played at Wembley.Their Premier League clash against Cardiff on October 6 has also been moved to the national stadium, where they played all their home fixtures last term, as has the NFL game scheduled for 14 October.Tottenham supporters were hit with a dramatic hike in season ticket prices ahead of the new season as they prepared to settle in at the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’, built on the ground of White Hart Lane.But they will now have to go back to Wembley, where the games were cheaper last year.It has even been claimed they could be set to play games at Wembley for the rest of the year, amid fears their new ground is a long way off completion. And Kat Law, the co-chair of the Tottenham Supporters’ Trust, has revealed to talkSPORT the organisation will ask the club for compensation for their loyal fanbase, as they prepare to meet with club officials later on Tuesday.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Law said: “I think most fans appreciate it was a very ambitious build program – just over a year to build a stadium of that complexity and magnitude would have been quite some feat, if you look at how long it took to build Wembley, for example.“But I think all that fans really wanted was to be kept up to date with transparent, clear communication.“But there’s nothing anyone can do to speed this up now, there’s no point us throwing our toys out of the pram.“So for us as a supporters’ trust, we need to focus on how we can make sure our fans and season ticket holders get a fair compensation for this. The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust are fighting for disappointed fans to be compensated by the club after the opening of their new £1billion stadium was delayed. The ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ opening could be delayed 3 “They have been asked to pay an awful lot more for their season tickets in the new ground than they were at Wembley last season.“It’s just goodwill – our fans have put up with an awful lot over the last few years and I think now is the time just to show that they are valued.“So we’d certainly be looking for full refunds for the games that are moved to Wembley and maybe a little bit more on top.”Listen back to Tottenham Supporters’ Trust co-chair Kat Law on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!center_img 3 The ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ is way behind schedule 3 Spurs could be set to play at Wembley for the remainder of 2018 last_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY STARS MAY WITHDRAW FROM CLUB GAMES

first_imgDONEGAL’S GAA county heroes may withdraw from club matches next weekend, sources in the camp have told donegaldaily.com.Manager Jim McGuinness is refusing to be drawn on the issue.However it’s understood that many of the players want to concentrate on preparing for the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork on August 26th. And they fear injuries picked up in club games could hamper the county’s chances of progressing to our first All-Ireland final in two decades.“We’ll see what the boys’ thoughts are on it and what the management’s thoughts are on it and we’ll take it from there. That’s as political a way as I can put it,” Jim McGuinness said after the weekend win over Kerry.A round of already postponed club championship matches have been scheduled for this weekend.But county PRO Moira Graham says the games – postponed to allow the county team to concentrate on the Ulster final – will go ahead. “They have already been put off and the agreement was that they would be played hell or high water next weekend,” said Graham.“There would have been a lot of phone calls made after the game against Kerry, but there is no county board meeting planned for this week nor any meeting of the CCC so the games will probably go ahead. Whether the county players are involved in them, I’m not sure.”Sources in the county panel told donegaldaily they believe their clubs will allow them to sit out the matches.“There’s enormous pride at club level in what we have done again this year and most club members can see the big picture and the potential prize at stake,” said one source.“If we can beat Cork and go onto the final it will be a massive boost for gaelic games in Donegal – and the clubs will benefit from that. Imagine losing Mark McHugh or Rory or Colm because they were injured in a club game. It doesn’t make sense.” DONEGAL COUNTY STARS MAY WITHDRAW FROM CLUB GAMES was last modified: August 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

TOTAL GAIN OF 64 NEW JOBS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT – UDARAS REPORT

first_imgA total of 220 new jobs were created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2013, the annual report of Udaras na Gaeltachta has revealed.There were 1,942 full-time equivalent jobs in Údarás-supported companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht at year end.When job losses are taken into account, there was a net gain of 64 new jobs, an increase of 3.4% on the previous year. New jobs were created in companies throughout the Donegal Gaeltacht, such as Randox Teo, An Clochán Liath; Arán Ard Teoranta, Ard a Rátha; Comhlacht Iascaireachta Fánaid Teo, Fánaid; Faisc Miotail Éireann Teo, and in new projects such as Mobileonix Teo and Millíní Adhmaid Dhún na nGall Teo which are located on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.Companies operating in the tourism, construction, services and manufacturing sectors shed jobs throughout the year.An tÚdarás approved a significant number of new projects with an anticipated total investment of over €11 million, which are expected to create 246 new jobs when fully operational.A total of 296 people were employed in social employment schemes in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of the year. These schemes are managed and administered by Údarás na Gaeltachta and funded through the Department of Social Protection. Other DevelopmentsA number of Údarás properties were refurbished and upgraded during the year. An Marglann (the old mart) in Gleann Cholm Cille was redeveloped and leased to Cairdeas na bhFidléirí, who plan to develop a traditional music interpretive centre that will focus on all aspects of traditional Irish music, song and dance from Donegal.Refurbishment work began on an Údarás-owned premises in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park which is being redeveloped to include three modern enterprise units, aimed at attracting enterprises in the medical devices and internationally traded services sectors. The promotional DVD for Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair was produced and will be used as a marketing and sales tool to attract businesses to locate in the Áislann.A Development Plan for Baile na FinneA five-year development plan was prepared for greater Baile na Finne area during the year. The purpose of this plan is to set out a development programme for the area for 2013-2017. ConnectG / CeangalGA new project called CeangalG commenced in 2013. The project, which is located on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, is a cross-border project, funded by the Interreg IVA Programme and operated by An tÚdarás in conjunction with Sabhal Mór Ostaig in Scotland and Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich in Belfast.The aim of the project is to encourage and strengthen co-operation between public sector agencies in the border regions of Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland and it places a particular emphasis on supporting enterprises that make use of Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic languages.Interreg ‘ Innovation and Growth Programme’ Initiatives under the Interreg IVA ‘Innovation and Growth Programme’ continued during the year. The programme, which is led by Údarás in co-operation with the North East Partnership, assists participating businesses in identifying strategic overseas partners and growth potential in international markets. There are 24 participants from Donegal businesses taking part in the 3 year programme.TOTAL GAIN OF 64 NEW JOBS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT – UDARAS REPORT was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:annual reportjobsÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs hit double digits once again, extend winning streak to nine games

first_imgARCATA >> As the Crabs’ winning streak has gone on, they’ve had a propensity to show that it’s not a matter of if they will score runs, it’s simple when they will push runs across the board.Friday night’s 10-4 win over the Menlo Park Legends provided the latest chapter in the book that is being added to game after game over the last two weeks.Getting contributions from up and down the lineup, Humboldt erased an early 2-1 Menlo Park lead with its latest onslaught of runs, allowing the hometown …last_img read more