Halliburton closing its Regina office part of layoffs due to falling oil

REGINA – Energy industry giant Halliburton’s presence in Regina may well be a short one.A spokeswoman says the company will close its office in the city at the end of March.The branch had been opened in 2013 with a reported 120 employees to serve the southeast Saskatchewan oil and gas sector.In a statement, Susie McMichael of Halliburton says the suspension of operations will continue “until Canadian commodity prices recover.”McMichael says all areas of Halliburton’s operations will be impacted.In early February, Halliburton announced layoffs worldwide reaching 6,500 workers due to falling oil prices.“The company continue to make adjustments to its workforce based on current business conditions,” said McMichael. “We value every employee we have, but unfortunately we are faced with the difficult reality that reductions are necessary to worth through this challenging market environment.”(CJME) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Halliburton closing its Regina office, part of layoffs due to falling oil prices by CJME, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 26, 2015 8:09 pm MDT read more

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The Wright start Ohio State mens basketball beats Wright State in season

If the first possession of the season was any indication of how the rest of the season may go, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is destined for success. Sophomore forward Jared Sullinger won the tip, the Buckeyes worked the ball inside, kicked it out and swung the ball around the perimeter to wide-open sophomore guard Aaron Craft who buried a three-pointer. OSU led 3-0 and never looked back. The No. 3-ranked Buckeyes dominated visiting Wright State on both ends of the floor and defeated the Raiders, 73-42. Head coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with the team’s performance. “Obviously, a good win for us opening up,” he said. “…Probably a little bit better effort of what we were looking for.” Sophomore Lenzelle Smith Jr. joined an OSU starting lineup that included Sullinger, Craft, senior William Buford and sophomore Deshaun Thomas. Sullinger led the way for the Buckeyes, scoring 19 points and nine rebounds. The Buckeyes struggled to find their offensive rhythm early on, allowing the Raiders to keep the score closer than some may have expected. OSU led, 19-14, with 7:30 remaining in the first half. “We were kind of sluggish in the first half,” Buford said. “I think some people had some jitters and needed to get the nervousness out of them.” With less than four minutes remaining in the half, Buford threw a pass to sophomore forward J.D. Weatherspoon, which Weatherspoon caught in mid-air and flushed through the hoop, giving OSU a 29-17 lead. “They came out with their best punch,” Sullinger said. “As soon as we took that punch we started elevating our game to a whole other level and we just kept pushing.” OSU’s defense was stout. Craft’s three first-half steals stifled the Raiders and helped the Buckeyes take a 34-20 lead into the locker room despite shooting 40 percent from the field and 29 percent from behind the arc. Buford struggled offensively in the first half, shooting 1-of-4 from the field, but scored six quick points to ignite the OSU offense as part of a 10-0 run to start the second half, giving the Buckeyes a 44-20 lead. Buford finished with 13 points and four assists. As OSU extended its lead, Matta began to look to his bench to finish the job. Sophomore guard Jordan Sibert and junior forward Evan Ravenel were the first Buckeyes to come off the bench, but all 12 players on the roster saw action. Matta said he was pleased with the bench players’ performance, but added that playing twelve players is not going to become a trend. “The rotation could get a little bit tighter,” Matta said, “but I thought the young guys did some pretty good things out there.” OSU next plays No. 10 Florida on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. read more

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Rules for modern romance for the over 50s – you can kiss on

first_img“Modern romance often involves a briefer ‘courting’ period,” it says in a new guide to online dating for the over-50s. And don’t worry, that daring piece of advice comes with the stamp of approval of Debrett’s, the experts in manners and etiquette. It comes after figures showed… Forget everything you were taught by your mother – it is OK to kiss on a first date. The guide has been designed to help them negotiate their return to the dating game and find a safe passage through the minefield of manners that is modern romance – answering thorny questions such as whether a woman can take the first step, should the man still offer to pay, and how quickly after a first date is it seemly to get in touch?last_img read more

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Rising Temperatures Causing Oceans To Release CO2

first_imgWhile oceans absorb much of our CO2 output — somewhere around 30 percent — when the temperatures rise the reverse happens, and that CO2 is then released back into the air. Previously scientists believed that this process would take anywhere from 400 to 1400 years, but it turns out things could happen much, much sooner.“We now think the delay is more like 200 years, possibly even less,” Tas van Ommen from the Australian Antarctic Division, told New Scientist.The research team looked at ice cores in Antartica and dated CO2 bubbles found in the ice to come up with the 200 year estimate. Their findings, of course, aren’t 100 percent certain, and the potential difference could be by around 200 years. Which means that while the output of ocean CO2 may not happen for 400 years, it could also be happening any day now.AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Mondasian Cybermen Return for Doctor Who Finale

first_imgPeter Capaldi faces a favorite foe in his final chapters as the Twelfth Doctor.Don’t delete your TV: The original Mondasian Cybermen will return for the last two episodes of season 10.The wholly organic humanoids originated on Earth’s twin planet Mondas, which, during prehistoric times, was knocked out of solar orbit and drifted into deep space.A dying race, the Mondasians replaced most of their bodies with cybernetic parts and removed all emotion from their brains, transforming into Cybermen hell-bent on destroying Earth to make room for Mondas in the solar system.Twice foiled by the Doctor (“The Tenth Planet,” “Attack of the Cybermen”), the cyborgs turn their ambitions toward conquering the universe.Several more thwarted attacks later, Cybermen were last seen among alien refugees hiding in London (“Face the Raven”) and in season nine finale “Hell Bent,” in which a rusted robot is imprisoned in the Cloisters of Gallifrey.BBCNow, after more than 50 years off the air, the original version of the deadly enemies return for a two-part tale featuring the Twelfth Doctor, Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas), and Missy (Michelle Gomez). The as-yet-untitled episodes, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, will likely air in late June/early July.One of the most prolific villains, Cybermen have fought almost every incarnation of the Doctor, with the exception of the Eighth (Paul McGann); though the Eleventh Doctor (David Tennant) didn’t spar with the creatures during his series tenure, he met them during an appearance in the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor.”The ageless species also feature heavily in other forms of Doctor Who media, including video games, books, audio adventures, and comics, as well as TV spin-off Torchwood (“Cyberwoman”).Mondasian Cybermen aren’t the only classic monsters promised in season 10: Mark Gatiss recently teased the reappearance of Ice Warriors—with “a new twist.”It sounds like Moffat is pulling out all the stops for his and Capaldi’s farewell tour; the showrunner and actor have both announced their departure after this year’s Christmas special. Incoming boss Chris Chibnall will lead the hunt for the Thirteenth Doctor.last_img read more

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Preview for tonights 429 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte The following is scheduled for tonight’s 4/29 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* NXT Tag Team champions Blake & Murphy vs. Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady* Dana Brooke vs. Bayley* Hideo Itami vs. Adam Rose* Becky Lynch vs. Sarah Dobson* Sami Zayn vs. Alex RileyCheck back later this week for a detailed recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHow To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky LynchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next The Miz Twitter Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch WhatsApp Videos Articlescenter_img Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Becky Lynch Google+ Will Becky Lynch Be Able To Continue Fighting With Fractured Jaw? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Pinterest Facebook Why Is Becky Lynch Is Calling Out Ronda Rousey Ahead Of Wrestlemania 35? Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Delray Beach brewery designs biodegradable sixpack rings

first_imgDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) – A brewery in Delray Beach has come up with a new Eco Six Pack Ring, which could be a possible life-saver for marine life.SaltWater Brewery designed biodegradable six-pack rings that feeds wildlife instead of harming them.The rings are made out of wheat and barley.The brewery hopes other breweries will buy the new rings and help bring manufacturing costs down.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Infographic Tablet Social Sharing

first_imgIt’s no secret that social media has become a bastion for sharing content. But what’s interesting now is how shares are allocated from platform to platform, category to category and channel to channel.The infographic below was created by MAZ Digital Inc., and the data was collected form 124 newsstand magazine apps to determine how users are sharing magazine content on their tablets. It’s evident by the results that when it comes to shares, content categories and channels mean everything.last_img read more

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RAB cordons off militant den in Chattogram

first_img.Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned off a ‘militant den’ at Shonapahar in Mirsarai upazila of Chattogram early Friday, reports UNB.Tipped off, a team of RAB conducted a drive in the area around 3:00am and cordoned off a house, said Shafayat Jamil Fahim, commanding officer of Feni RAB-7 camp.At one stage, he said, the militants opened fire and threw bombs at the elite forces, prompting them to retaliate.The elite force is now waiting for its bomb disposal unit to arrive and then it will take its next steps, said the RAB official.last_img read more

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Military quietly restricting press freedom in Pakistan Report

first_imgPress freedom is under pressure in Pakistan, where journalists face intimidation by the powerful army accompanied by violence which often pushes them to self-censure, says a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists released Wednesday.The army, Pakistan’s most powerful institution, has “quietly, but effectively, set restrictions on reporting”, from barring access to encouraging self-censorship “through direct and indirect methods of intimidation”, the report states.“Privately, senior editors and journalists say the conditions for the free press are as bad as when the country was under military dictatorship, and journalists were flogged and newspapers forced to close,” it adds.It notes that the deterioration comes as killings of journalists have declined, but links the military, intelligence, or military-linked groups to half of the 22 journalist murders in the past decade.And it says the increasing intimidation and decrease in killings are linked.A “more cautious approach to covering sensitive topics-essentially self-censorship-accounts for much of the reduction in violence”, it cites an advocacy group as saying.The report gives voice to several journalists who say they have been subjected to intimidation tactics, a rarity as self-censorship grows.One was beaten in a brazen attack in the capital Islamabad, another by what he claims were members of the security forces in civilian clothing in the southern megacity of Karachi.“The mindset (of the military) now is to control the total narrative and reduce the diversity of opinion, so anything that is going against their narrative, they see as a threat,” agreed a director at a news broadcaster which says it has faced disruption by authorities.“We used to feel, ‘write whatever you want’. Of course, get the facts right. Now, people are scared,” he added.Some noted that the definition of “anti-state activity” was not restricted to reporting critical of the army, with one journalist saying he had been threatened after writing about labour issues.Others noted how blasphemy, an inflammatory charge that can lead to deadly mob violence in conservative Muslim Pakistan, has become another source of intimidation, with journalists censoring their reporting on religious matters.Some 88 per cent of the 159 reporters interviewed by the NGO Media Matters for Democracy claim to censor what they write or report, with seven in 10 saying that doing so made them feel safer.The CPJ said the military had not responded to requests for comment. The army has long denied such accusations.The CPJ report comes out a few months after a general election described as the “dirtiest” in Pakistan’s history, tainted by widespread allegations the military had fixed the playing field in favour of the eventual winner, former cricket hero Imran Khan.Some of Pakistan’s biggest and most powerful media outlets have claimed they were pressured to tilt their coverage towards Khan during the campaign, an accusation the military denied.last_img read more

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Global Medical carts Market Business Overview Status and Prospect Forecast 2019

first_imgMarket Segment by Type, covers Anesthesia Carts Emergency Carts Procedure Carts Others Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into Anesthesia Carts Emergency Carts Procedure Carts Others We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. Enquiry before Buy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN Top Manufacturers: AFC Industries, Ergotron, Inc, ITD GmbH, Enovate Medical, JACO Inc., Advantech Co., Ltd, Harloff Manufacturing Co., Medline Industries Inc., Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems, Inc., Performance Health, Others Medical carts are designed to keep medical supplies organized and generally increase efficiency in hospitals.This report focuses on the Medical Carts in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.The worldwide market for Medical Carts is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2023, from xx million US$ in 2017, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study. About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Medical Carts market.Chapter 1, to describe Medical Carts Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Medical Carts, with sales, revenue, and price of Medical Carts, in 2016 and 2017;Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Medical Carts, for each region, from 2013 to 2018;Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to analyze the market by countries, by type, by application and by manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;Chapter 10 and 11, to show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2013 to 2018;Chapter 12, Medical Carts market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2018 to 2023;Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Medical Carts sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, Research Findings and Conclusion, appendix and data source Table of Contents 1 Market Overview 1.1 Medical Carts Introduction 1.2 Market Analysis by Type 1.2.1 Anesthesia Carts 1.2.2 Emergency Carts 1.2.3 Procedure Carts 1.2.4 Others 1.3 Market Analysis by Applications 1.3.1 Anesthesia Carts 1.3.2 Emergency Carts 1.3.3 Procedure Carts 1.3.4 Others 1.4 Market Analysis by Regions 1.4.1 North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) 1.4.1.1 United States Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.1.2 Canada Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.1.3 Mexico Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy) 1.4.2.1 Germany Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.2 France Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.3 UK Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.4 Russia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2.5 Italy Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia) 1.4.3.1 China Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.2 Japan Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.3 Korea Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.4 India Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3.5 Southeast Asia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa 1.4.4.1 Brazil Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.2 Egypt Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.3 Saudi Arabia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.4 South Africa Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4.5 Nigeria Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.5 Market Dynamics 1.5.1 Market Opportunities 1.5.2 Market Risk 1.5.3 Market Driving Force Micellar Water Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail : help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Strong quake hits Indonesian island killing at least 14

first_img Monday, July 30, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> JAKARTA, INDONESIA — A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia’s Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.The quake damaged more than 1,000 houses and was felt in a wider area, including on Bali, where no damage or casualties were reported.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of only 7 kilometres (4.4 miles). Shallow earthquakes tend to do more damage than deeper ones.a friend of mine who’s currently in Lombok sent me these pics. my heart and prayer goes to all the survivors and victims of the earthquake. pic.twitter.com/MOgtdvwaZP— Anggita Wendy (@anggitawendy) July 29, 2018East Lombok district was the hardest hit with 10 deaths, including a Malaysian tourist, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency. The number of casualties could increase as data was still being collected from other locations on the island, he said.At least 162 people were injured, including 67 hospitalized with serious injuries, Nugroho said.The quake caused blackouts in East Lombok and North Lombok districts and triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani, an active volcano. Rescuers were evacuating more than 800 tourists from the mountain.#Earthquake_alert – The impact of 7/29/18 – 06:47 local time Mag 6.4 SR quake at 28 km NW of East Lombok w/ 10 km hypocenter, some structures & houses are damaged in Sambelia, East Lombok. The BPBD is still collecting the data. Source: @Sutopo_PN #Lombok pic.twitter.com/EewC7iPDQ4 https://t.co/bH7VHxVjFL— Desianto F. Wibisono (@TDesiantoFW) July 29, 2018In East Lombok and the provincial capital of Mataram, the quake lasted about 10 seconds, causing residents to flee their homes onto streets and fields, Nugroho said. He said most of the fatalities and injuries were caused by falling slabs of concrete.Photos released by the disaster agency showed damaged houses and the entrance to the popular Mount Rinjani National Park, which was immediately closed for fear of landslides.Television footage showed residents remaining outside, fearing aftershocks, as the injured were being treated on mattresses taken out of their partially damaged houses and patients were wheeled out of a hospital.Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency recorded more than 130 aftershocks.Eka Fathurrahman, the police chief in East Lombok, said the Malaysian woman who died was part of a group of 18 Malaysian tourists who had just visited Mount Rinjani when the quake jolted their guesthouse and toppled a concrete wall. Six other people were injured at the guesthouse.Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Share Strong quake hits Indonesian island, killing at least 14 Source: The Associated Press Tags: Earthquake, Indonesialast_img read more

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Hes back Johnny Araya will be San José mayor again while his

first_img The National Liberation Party lost 12 mayoral seats from the last elections, including the central canton of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Preliminary results by Costa Rica’s Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) on Sunday night showed turnout in municipal elections has increased from 28 percent in 2010 to 35 percent this time around. Those results were from 10:30 p.m. and represented 86 percent of the votes received.Partial results showed a clear lead in the number of elected mayors from the National Liberation Party (PLN), with 47, followed by the Social Christian Unity Party with 15, and the ruling Citizen Action Party with 6.Despite its broad lead, this year’s municipal vote represented a setback for the PLN, which elected 59 mayors in 2010. PUSC increased the number of mayors it has placed in Costa Rican cantons over the last election, with six additional wins, while PAC continued with the same number of mayoral seats, 6, as the last election.Among the seats lost by PLN is the central canton of Costa Rica’s capital, San José, where the party had ruled for 40 years.Johnny Araya Monge in May will return to the post he had held – representing the PLN – for 22 years, after a resounding win as the mayor of the country’s most populated canton. Araya, now with the Alliance for San José Party, had a preliminary lead of 40 percent, while the PLN’s Guido Granados followed at 16 percent.TSE President Luis Antonio Sobrado said it would take up to three weeks to complete a one-by-one count of votes before an official announcement of results is made. But the tribunal released the first results of votes for mayors and vice mayors reported by poll officials using an online system.Results for canton and disctrict council members will be released in coming days. A woman votes at the República del Perú school in San José, on Feb. 7, 2016. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesFew incidents reportedThe TSE’s Sobrado said at 4 p.m. Sunday that a partial report had tallied 130 complaints throughout the day, mostly via the hotline number 800-ELECTOR.Complaints ranged from people with disabilities reporting problems with access to polling centers to parties accusing opponents of violating a prohibition on rallies near polling centers.TSE officials in the Pacific canton of Parrita reported that a voter took ballots out of a polling center after polling officials annulled her vote because she announced the name of the candidates for whom she had voted.Officials reported the incident to the National Police who went to the woman’s house to recover the ballots. She said she had burned them.The director of the TSE’s Electoral Registry, Héctor Fernández, said at a news conference that officials would analyze the report of the incident to assess possible sanctions against the woman, “who could face prison time for taking official elections documents out of a polling station,” he said.In Cartago province supporters of the current mayor, Rolando Rodríguez, of the National Liberation Party, clashed with supporters from other parties.Rodríguez, who is seeking re-election, at arount 1 p.m. was about to enter the polling center accompanied by followers and former President Laura Chinchilla when supporters of other parties began yelling at him, which led to a confrontation in which both groups exchanged insults and shoves.During the skirmish a woman was attended by Red Cross staff after falling and hitting her head, while Rodríguez was escorted by National Police officers.In the San José suburb of Hatillo, south of the capital, TSE officials forbid Johnny Araya from entering a polling center to greet supporters. According to the country’s Electoral Code, all campaigning during election day is banned within a radius of 50 meters around polling centers.A visibly upset Araya complied with the orders and suspended his pending visits, arriving later at his party’s headquarters, where he waited for the vote count. Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís on Feb. 7 greets a National Liberation Party follower upon his arrival at a school in San José to cast his vote. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesElection dayA total of 60 parties participated in this year’s municipal elections: 12 on a national level, four on a provincial level, and 45 in cantons, according to the TSE.Election day started at 6 a.m., with 3.2 million eligible voters in a race for mayors and canton and district council members.The streets along most of the cities throughout the day looked as any other Sunday, with crowds, flags and supporters seen mostly in the surrounding areas of polling centers.The TSE’s Sobrado, however, noted progress as Costa Rica slowly managed to reduce its historical abstention rates for municipal elections. The preliminary result of 64.9 percent abstention is still high, but represents an improvement over the 2010 election.The manual count of ballots will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. as the TSE must wait for the arrival of all of the bags containing ballots from polling centers across the country.Follow The Tico Times for updates. Related posts:Former San José mayor Johnny Araya confident he will win his job back in Sunday’s election Most Costa Ricans don’t vote in municipal elections. Will this year be different? Costa Ricans head to the polls in municipal elections Ten new parties register for the 2018 electionlast_img read more

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The Top 10 Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out for in

first_imgIn 2019-20, chatbots will extensively be used taking over multiple modes of communication components in the mobile application world. With the enablement of real-time interactions, both efforts and time of service providers and customers can be saved. This technology gets out the requirement of human-to-human communications in a range of fields. The Top 10 Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out for in 2019 The AMP services are gaining popularity; Google and the Guarding are the significant players in the AMP scope. They are continuously improving and enhancing these services. On the whole, this platform gives support to analyze the overall performance as well as the loading speed of the mobile pages. With this platform, the apps will be ranked as per the mobile application optimization.6) Application Performance Management (APM)The overall performance of mobile apps differs about the board. To make sure that users get the most exceptional services, search engines like Google improve the quality of these advanced platforms. Because of this, you do not have occurrences of snags and other issues when exploring the apps.7) BeaconsBeacons blend with IoT in retail can assist users with valuable information concerning sales as well as other ongoing promotions that they may find within their locality. The retail stores can use this technology to gain valuable insights of their consumers, in due course, making it innovative to reach out them utilizing a solitary piece of technology.Future trends for beacon technology involve mobile-based payments, automated ML, beacon treasure hunting, and artificial intelligence enabled chips.8) Progressive Web AppsThese are web apps which provide comprehensive mobile application experience. But they differ from mobile apps, as they don’t require to be installed from app stores. Also, they don’t need major physical storage space within any of the devices. Progressive web apps can sprint unswervingly from the accessible browser, and once installed can be dealt without the use of the internet.The benefits of PWAs also include that they can be used even on a low-spec mobile phone and work comfortably on a low-bandwidth network. Big companies like Alibaba and Flipkart have effectively integrated PWAs into their existing web platforms and have derived momentous advantages out of them.The PWAs provide far-fetched new possibilities for those keen to have the experience of android apps smooth in low-spec smartphones. One of the examples of android app development trends is the Google Maps Progressive web app, which is highly utilized in Android Go smartphones.9) Mobile WalletsIt can be easily observed that the demand for mobile wallets is on a mount among mobile technology trends. Taking care of the security measures, the usage of mobile wallets is only going to boost in the years 2019 and 2020.In actuality, easy to use payment methods are what customers like to have in the mobile apps that they utilize. So, in the year 2019, mobile wallets with multiple payment gateway integrations that deliver the best level of secured encryption will turn to be the most used component in all categories of mobile applications. The mobile wallet trends in the upcoming year will include contactless payments, highly secure wallets, and an increase in users.10) BlockchainWith blockchain development, there has been a grand opening to stirring opportunities in the IT sector. While its emergence in the year 2018, we just noticed the use of blockchain in building cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. However, blockchain is now useful even in many other applications and is considered as one of the mobile app development trends in 2019.To point up, with the use of blockchain, it is likely to build decentralized mobile apps. These sorts of apps are not owned by anyone, they cannot be shut down nor does it have any kind of downtime.In plain terms, Blockchain is accepted to put in more in the mobile app domain by turning the mobile app itself in the decentralized zone, as bitcoin blockchain did for the money. The futuristic trends of blockchain technology include Crypto space, Asset tokenization, Crypto gaming, doing trade on the crypto-currencies exchange, and approach of Blockchain-as-a-service.Key TakeawaysWith this article, we strongly believe that dwelling the newest and latest technology trends is significant to catch up the ever-transforming customer demands along with the industry competition. Also, it is clear that the year 2019 is set to have some key places of influence when it comes to top mobile application development trends. So, it’s an affair of waiting and observing the landmarks to be achieved following all these aspects.Author Bio Mrudul Shah is a CTO of Technostacks Infotech which is a mobile app development company in India & USA. He is helping his entire development team and global clients to access new technologies, interests in learning and sharing IT technology news trends.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Home In the past some years, mobile applications have been transforming our lives on a continuous basis. As they are highly useful for business and personal use, they are regarded as a major opportunity for all categories of app building companies.As per Statista, mobile apps are predicted to generate roughly $188.9 Billion US dollars in revenues in the year 2020. So, it is incredibly evident to all of us that the future of mobile app development in 2019-2020 and beyond is going to boost on a constant basis. Also, the innovations in new mobile apps are surely thundering the businesses and end users to search or get everything anywhere without difficulty.With Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Chatbots, AMP, APM, Beacons and more you will get the future trends of Mobile Application Development that are going to boost businesses in current year.1) Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)More and more sectors are focusing to have systems integrated along with human-based intelligence. Taking some of the instances, AI has already made a mark in the form of advanced chatbots. On the other hand with Siri which is a blend of ML and AI is now an integral component of mobile app innovations that cannot be detached in any use case. These technologies have also found their involvement in other domains, assisting in increasing profitability and having reduction in costs.Today, both AI and ML not just make sense for the data scientists but are even highly applicable to the app developers. According to Gartner, by 2022, around 40% of all novel application development projects would involve co-developers with proficiency in Artificial Intelligence.Futuristic trends of AI & ML that you may notice in coming time would incorporate AI automated DevOps, interoperability around neural networks, digitized ML, and AI-enabled chips.2) Internet of Things (IoT)Leading organizations such as Xiaomi, Bosch, Samsung, Google, Honeywell, and many others are already holding an immense market share in innovative IoT app development domains. And some of the latest IoT application development trends comprise Kisi Smart Lock, Google Home, and Nest Smart Home.By straightforward syncing processes, you can switch on A.C. even if you are away from your home or lever your TV using your mobile phone from anywhere.IoT is measured to be one of the industry shifting technologies across the globe when dealing with mobile app development. Futuristic trends of IoT incorporate smart homes and cities, smart cars, IoT in the medical sector and much more to follow.3) Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)Technologies like AR and VR transform the user experience making the list of mobile app trends more interesting. Leading organizations and mobile app development companies are going huge with enormous investments on ‘beyond the screen’ tools. As per the forecasts made by Statista, it is highly indicated that the technology market will reach $209 billion in the year 2022 with the involvement of these two technologies. Some of the instances of AR & VR trends comprise of mobile-based AR disruption, AR/VR in marketing, AR/VR in the healthcare and manufacturing sector.center_img 5) Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) 4) Chatbots If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCockinglast_img read more

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Mental patient steals hospital vehicle and gets caught

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Public Safety officers were conducting speed control outside the Platrand Lodge gates when their camera spotted the vehicle travelling above the speed limit.They tried to flag down the patient to stop the vehicle but he didn’t. Public Safety officer, L Fourie, gave chase and managed to stop the speeding vehicle near Roosboom. RTI officers also responded to scene.When the driver was stopped he put his hands out the vehicle and told the officers to lock him up as he claimed to be a mental patient.The traffic officers found many syringes and hospital equipment in the vehicle.The patient was arrested by police and a case of a stolen vehicle was reported. A mental patient stole a Department of Health vehicle yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) from a hospital in Tugela Ferry to escape from the facility.The patient got into the van which already had the keys inside the ignition and drove away knocking through hospital gates in his get away.He drove from Tugela Ferry into Ladysmith and then on the R103 heading out of Ladysmith towards Colenso.last_img read more

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Warning Loadshedding could be in place

first_imgEskom has implemented Stage 2 load-shedding around the country, and Ladysmith could be affected tonight.No areas in Ladysmith have been affected as yet.Business groups have been cut, but most of them have already closed.If Ladysmith is to be affected by load-shedding, Group 2 will be cut sometime from 6pm to 9pm. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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Travel insurance offers ripping off Aussies

first_imgAustralians are paying triple the price they should be for travel insurance products when they book through an airline or travel agent, according to comparison site Mozo.Mozo used common travel insurance scenarios such as singles and families of four visiting countries like the UK, US, Thailand and NZ for a fortnight in order to find the best and worst options.In one example, a family could pay AUD $504 when booking a comprehensive policy via Qantas on a trip to the USA. However, they could also find a similar policy for AUD $164 by using FastCover.The results of the Mozo study were that the best value comprehensive travel insurance products were Southern Cross Travel Insurance and TravelCare whilst the best value basic insurance cover was from Insure&Go and One Trip Bare Essentials.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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