Granger now owns the AFC

first_imgDear Editor,The competition and feud between PM Moses and AFC party leader Ramjattan is like competing for first mate on the Titanic. It’s almost comical that they are kissing up to Granger and the PNC so much to see who would be a better lapdog, as the PNC’s ship is sinking.It was Ramjattan who brought Moses into the AFC, and now that he is in, life is good, and Moses does not want to step aside and make space for the man that made him what he is.The PNC will get a good walloping by the PPP in March 2020. They lost the 2016 LGE by 25,000 votes and the 2018 LGE by 45,000 votes. They were defeated in a No-Confidence Motion in which their own MP delivered the fatal blow. That is why Granger was in slow motion to call elections. The evidence of the resurgence of a chastened PPP is undeniable.Not only was the PNC walloped at LGEs; the AFC was obliterated. All the crossover votes from 2015 went back to the PPP after they noticed the PNC coalition was on the wrong trajectory and they were taking us back to the dark days of Burnhamism. True, it was the AFC that caused the PNC to win, but it was the same AFC that caused them to be defeated. Can the PNC take that chance again and give up so many MP seats and ministerial slots? The AFC took up positions that should have gone to diehard party loyalists, and it seems unfair to those loyalists to make way for a party that now brings nothing to the table. What happens if the PNC loses, does the AFC still get 40 per cent of the MP and committee slots?The PNC may do better going with an Amerindian, such as Hastings, as a PM candidate to checkmate Shuman.Notwithstanding, whatever their slate, the PNC will be solidly defeated by the PPP. The PNC and its coalition have shown that unlike the PPP who peacefully demitted office twice, they are bent on staying in power by crook or by crook, and never to give up once they get in. That’s bad for democracy which took 28 years to regain. A party’s willingness to abide by the Constitution has now become the litmus test for voters who cherish democracy. As one of those crossover voters, I will never, ever vote for the PNC coalition again. I can trust that the PPP will follow the Constitution, as they have demonstrated indelibly.Sincerely,Jerry Singhlast_img read more

Universal Children’s Day: A wake-up Call on Child Rights Violations

first_imgespite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marked Universal Children’s Day. “With conflicts, crises, and crushing poverty putting millions of children’s lives and futures at risk, protecting child rights is more urgent than ever – and a critical key to building stronger, more stable societies,” said Dr. Suleiman Braimoh, UNICEF Liberia representative. “We need to stop these violations by investing more in reaching the most vulnerable children, or pay the price in slower growth, greater inequality, and less stability.” Liberia ratified the CRC on 4 June 1993. The world’s most rapidly and widely ratified human rights treaty, the CRC sets out a basic, universal standard for a healthy, protected, decent childhood for every human being. “There has been a lot of progress for children in Liberia since the end of the conflict, and we are now working on improving the situation for children after the devastating Ebola outbreak – when every child was affected in some way or another, including being out of school, or losing a parent or guardian,” says Madam Julia Duncan-Cassell, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection. “We are continuing to work on efforts to end violence against children, protect them, and improve access to all services.” Since ratification, Liberia has taken several steps to protect children and empower them to reach their full potential, most notably passing the Children’s Law in 2011 and its subsequent launch in 2012. The Children’s Law not only provided an inclusive Bill of Rights for children but also stipulated that the best interests of the child must influence all decisions and actions affecting children. UNICEF has supported the establishment of the Women and Children’s Protection Section of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Child Justice Section of the Ministry of Justice for the purpose of providing greater access to justice for vulnerable children and women. UNICEF up until 2015 also supported a four year social cash transfer program, providing cash to vulnerable labor constrained households, helping vulnerable children to access health and education. UNICEF is also working with the Government of Liberia to increase access for children to education, health services, water, sanitation and hygiene, and lifesaving information. Despite marked progress for children globally in recent decades, nearly 6 million children still die every year from preventable causes across the world – and children from poor households are twice as likely as children from wealthier homes to die before reaching their fifth birthdays.Globally, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them displaced by conflict. Children trapped in besieged areas – including Syria, Iraq, and northern Nigeria – are at greater risk of having their rights violated, with their schools, hospitals and homes under attack. Across the world, around 250 million children live in countries affected by conflict. Almost 385 million children live in extreme poverty and over a quarter of a billion school-aged children are not learning. Nearly 300 million children live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines. Next month, UNICEF will mark 70 years of working to bring life-saving aid, long-term support and hope to children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crises, poverty, inequality and discrimination. “Every child has the right to grow up healthy and strong, to be educated and protected, and to have a fair chance in life,” said added Dr. Braimoh. “Our commitment to child rights must be matched with action for every child.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man escapes during Police escort

first_img…Guyana Times find him at home as Police hunt himA man who allegedly escaped from the Whim Police Station lockups on Monday after being arraigned with a break and enter and larceny charge is holding out that he was never in the lockups.Escapee: Dinesh SookramThe police stated that Dinesh Sookram of Friendship Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was placed in the lockups after he could not provide the $200,000 bail that was set by the Magistrate when he appeared at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on Monday.The police stated that it was while in the lockups that he escaped by removing a board from the walls but the man claimed that after he was taken out of the lockups on Monday to attend court, he was never placed back in the cell.While the police were busy looking for the man, Guyana Times caught up with him at a relative’s home. He recalled that while he was being transported by police ranks, he ran away.“I just pull away from the police and run out the station…I was scared… I don’t want to go to jail,” he stated.Whim Police StationAccording to the man, who was not registered at birth and has no birth certificate, he was accused of stealing three silver chains, three silver finger rings along with two diamond rings after breaking into a Corentyne home.“The police just look fo me and catch me and carry me,” the man cried. Sookram was living with his father and six siblings after their mother had moved out. In December 2017, his father was murdered after which his siblings had to fend for themselves. He, however, lives with his grandmother, Sattie.The 68-year-old woman said that Sookram has been giving her problems in recent times.“He nah stop do ting. Why he ah go out an trouble people ting and get me talking at this age. Is Government mining me now. All wah you ah talk to he, he nah stop,” the elderly woman stated.Sookram admitted that he escaped from the police station because he does not want to go to jail or be shot by the police.He, nevertheless, intends to return to the police station but not before his next court date which is March 25.When contacted, Divisional Commander Paul Langevine told Guyana Times that the police are on the hunt for the prison escapee. He also stated that an investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the escape.last_img read more

Granger “fortifying” democracy far from reality – PPP

first_imgThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday called out President David Granger for claiming that his Government has been acting in a “fortified manner”. This, according to the party, is furthest from the reality of what currently obtains.See the full statement below:As expected, President David Granger trotted out the ‘usual line’ when he addressed the members of the Diplomatic Corps (Thursday, July 25, 2019).The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is of the view that Mr Granger’s comments about acting in a manner that “fortified democracy” in Guyana are the furthest thing from the reality of the current state of affairs.No-Confidence MotionWhile Mr Granger claims that the legal processes his Government kicked into gear were not “calculated to delay the consequences” of the No-Confidence Motion, he seems to have forgotten that his coalition’s move to the Court came after his initial acceptance that the passage of the No-Confidence Motion triggered General and Regional Elections, which should have been held since March 21, 2019 – an acceptance he backpedalled on with the move to the Courts. It was the PPP/C that acted responsibly and saw the legal process through to the end; an end that returned Guyana to the position we were at on the night of December 21, 2018 – the No-Confidence Motion was declared validly passed and General and Regional Elections were now due, as per Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution.Curiously, while Mr Granger says, in passing, that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) — Guyana’s final Court— ruled on June 18, 2019, on the validity of the No-Confidence Motion and handed its orders down on July 12, 2019, he failed to even voice what those orders were.Key among the orders made by the CCJ were that: “The provisions of Article 106(6) and (7) of the Constitution apply to a No-Confidence motion” and that “upon the passage of this motion of no-confidence in the Government, the clear provisions of Article 106 immediately became engaged”.New GECOM ChairMr Granger quoted from the CCJ ruling on the challenge to his unilateral appointment of a GECOM Chairman, selectively, to ascribe to himself a role that seemingly goes beyond what the Constitution of Guyana envisages.It must be noted that in doing so, he selectively quoted from paragraph 28 of the CCJ’s June 18, 2019 ruling.While Mr Granger quoted the CCJ as saying that “This approach gives the President a role in the identification of the six names” – in fact, he ignored that this paragraph deals with him being prevented from making a unilateral appointment.In its totality, paragraph 28 reads: “Once the President and the Leader of the Opposition have hammered out a list of names not unacceptable to the President, the list, comprising the six persons, must then formally be submitted to the President by the Leader of the Opposition and the President must then select the Chairman from among those names. This approach gives the President a role in the identification of the six names, but it obviates the possibility that, after the formal presentation of the list, the President could suggest that one or more of the names, or indeed the entire list, is ‘unacceptable’. Unilateral appointment by the President in keeping with the proviso to Article 161(2) can hardly be an option if the Leader of the Opposition demonstrates a willingness to engage in good faith the process outlined above”.Additionally, Mr Granger clearly refused to even address the orders of the CCJ, in the matter of appointing a new GECOM Chairperson.On July 12, the CCJ said, “It is now a matter of the greatest public importance that the President and the Leader of the Opposition should, as soon as possible, embark upon and conclude the process of appointing a new GECOM Chairman. This imperative is now of the utmost urgency in light of our decision in the No-Confidence Motion cases that the motion was validly passed, thereby, triggering the need for fresh general elections”. ***“The Court refers to the views we expressed at paragraphs 26-29 of our earlier judgement in this matter as a suitable frame of reference for the process leading to such an appointment”.The CCJ has not re-written Guyana’s Constitution, relative to the defined roles of the President and the Opposition Leader in the appointment of a new GECOM Chairperson. Even Mr Granger, on July 4, 2019, accepted that he cannot nominate names to himself for approval.For this reason, the Party finds it strange that Mr Granger is now seemingly attempting to define “serious consideration” of his allowance to suggest names of nominees for the post of GECOM Chair to mean acceptance by the Leader of the Opposition of his suggestions.Credible voters’ listThe Party was also not surprised at Mr Granger’s reiterations about the need for a “credible Official List of Electors” before General and Regional Elections and the need for new House-to-House Registration.Mr Granger must be reminded that the Constitution and the CCJ made it clear that elections are due within three months of June 18, 2019 – that is, by September 18, 2019. He also needs to be reminded that GECOM was ordered by the CCJ to comply with the Constitution.The Party notes that while Mr Granger repeats his so called justifications for a new national House-to-House registration, to produce a new Voters’ List, it was the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of GECOM who said: The last valid List of Voters can be updated via a Claims and Objections process; and that the comments made by Mr Granger about a “bloated” voters’ list are speculative.The Party agrees that the independence of GECOM is safeguarded by the Constitution. However, GECOM is subservient to the Constitution, not the other way around.The Constitution is clear that elections are due in three months. The CCJ is clear that GECOM must comply with the Constitution. The CCJ, in its July 12, 2019 order, said: “The Guyana Elections Commission (“GECOM”) has the responsibility to conduct that election and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution…Article 106 of the Constitution invests in the President and the National Assembly (and implicitly in GECOM), responsibilities that impact on the precise timing of the elections which must be held”.Threats to the JudiciaryMr Granger’s insistence that the Court cannot instruct when general elections must be held because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is an independent agency can only be interpreted as a threat to the Judiciary.Only today, the PPP General Secretary said, “It’s impossible to take a President who is so ill-advised seriously. He should familiarise himself with the Esther Perreira case in which the court actually ordered elections by a certain date”.“In this case, the Constitution sets the timeframe for elections when a government is defeated on a vote of no-confidence. GECOM was a party to the proceedings in the court and the CCJ orders are binding on it. I interpret his comments as intending to intimidate the Judiciary”.Bad faithFurther, while Mr Granger talks about his Government’s positions being subject to “misinterpretation and misrepresentation”, he seems oblivious to the flip-flopping and backpedalling he, as well as his colleagues, have been engaged in over the past several months.The actions of both him and his APNU/AFC coalition colleagues demonstrate nothing but bad faith.The PPP is clear that the CCJ ruled that a new GECOM Chairperson must be appointed with “utmost urgency”, and that the passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018 was “valid” – triggering a move to General and Regional Elections.What Mr Granger needs to answer, in line with the Constitution, as well as the ruling and orders of the CCJ, are:1. If he was committed to ensuring the appointment of a GECOM Chairperson with utmost urgency, why have there been no meetings for over a week now on the matter?2. Why has the GECOM Secretariat not been invited to advise on its readiness for General and Regional Elections – while the process of a new GECOM Chair is being addressed – when none other than the Chief Elections Officer has admitted that a Claims and Objections process can update the last valid List of Electors’ to allow the move to Elections?3. Why has he and his Cabinet not resigned, in accordance with Article 106 (6) of the Constitution?4. Why is his Cabinet still meeting when the Government’s legal authority has been restrained?5. Why has there been no acknowledgement that there is a ticking clock (the three-month deadline having been restarted on June 18, 2019) on the time within which constitutionally-mandated General and Regional Elections have to be held?Rather than mouthing more political rhetoric, these are the questions that Mr Granger must answer – not just for the Diplomatic Corps, which is paying keen attention to the developments in Guyana, but, importantly, for the Guyanese people.last_img read more

Results From This Week’s Spring League Basketball Action

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The week of May 9th was a busy one on the hardcourt for Spring League Basketball.On May 10th, 12 teams took to the courts at North Peace Secondary. Juniors action saw team Blue best team Green 26 – 20, team Yellow beat team Orange 44 – 28, while team Red nearly doubled the Lime Greens 32 – 18.In Senior Girls action, team Quigley bested team Jiffy Lube 35 – 28, while the D. Bauer squad took the win over Sunlife 40 – 25.- Advertisement -On the Senior Boys court, D. Bauer and Quigley squads fought an incredibly close contest, Bauer edging Quigley by 2 with a 76 – 74 finish. Sunlife also took a narrow victory over Jiffy Lube, winning that match 59 – 56.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN GIVES US THE CREEPS – AFTER HE WINS HORROR AWARD

first_imgA Letterkenny film-maker has received a huge coup after his film received a top award.Gerard Lough’s film The Bogeyman was chosen by horror master Stephen Kind as one of his one dollar films which allows young directors to film one of King’s book for a nominal fee.The film has received many plaudits and this week it received the Most Exciting Breakthrough’ by cult horror website Horror Cult Films. Gerard, from Hawthorn Heights, said he was delighted with the accolade. LETTERKENNY MAN GIVES US THE CREEPS – AFTER HE WINS HORROR AWARD was last modified: January 31st, 2012 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:Gerard LoughHorror Cult FilmsThe Bogeymanlast_img read more

Van Gaal said to have emerged as contender for Chelsea job

first_imgDutchman Louis van Gaal has emerged as a leading contender to take over as Chelsea boss, according to the Sunday Mirror.It is claimed the 60-year-old ­former Ajax, ­Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is ready to return to football after a year out of the game and fancies the job at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to want a strong character in charge to handle influential players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.Meanwhile, Bobby Zamora regrets joining QPR and is looking for an exit from the club, The People say.Zamora left Fulham in January.West Ham would reportedly be interested in re-signing the striker, who had a spell at Upton Park prior to joining Fulham.Zamora controversially quit Craven Cottage to join Rangers only six weeks ago, but is said to be unhappy – and privately critical of the club’s facilities, including their Harlington training ground.Last weekend the paper linked Zamora with a move to mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.The People also suggest that Fulham will try to sign defender Kyle Naughton from Tottenham in the summer.He is currently on a season-long loan at Norwich, who are expected to capture him on a permanent basis.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Updated Applications Disappearing from Android Market

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perezcenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement This is one headline Google doesn’t want to see this morning. Less than 24 hours after Apple introduced its latest and greatest creation, the iPhone 4, at its conference for Apple developers, a small, but growing group of Android developers are reporting issues with their updated applications disappearing from the Android Market. What’s worse, the developers can’t seem to get Google’s attention, even after multiple forum postings, blog posts, tweets and an item posted to Android “bug tracker.” Google either isn’t aware of the problem, which is now several days old, or just isn’t communicating with its developer community.Upgraded Apps Go MissingAccording to the developers, the Android Market has stopped showing some applications. The apps are still visible through third-party sites like AppBrain and Cyrket, which serve as searchable repositories of current Android Market apps. However, when a user navigates to the Android Market on their mobile phone, the apps are nowhere to be found. The issue seems to only be affecting applications that have been recently updated with bug fixes or new features. After the updated application is submitted, it disappears. Some older versions of the Android operating system can still see the apps in some cases, but the most recent versions of the OS (Android 2.0 and 2.1) cannot. That means users with an HTC Evo, Desire, Hero, Droid, Incredible, Droid Eris or Moto Milestone are currently affected. On the AndroidForums site, a member has started a list of known applications experiencing this bug. At the time of this writing, that list includes SlideScreen, LauncherPro, ADW.Launcher, Handcent SMS, People/Contacts widget, WatchDroid, Where, Better Contacts, WeGolf, Setting Profiles, NetSMS and Quick Settings. Google’s Silence: Unaware or Uninvolved? It appears that Google may simply not be aware of the problem, as the company typically addresses such issues in a more timely fashion. But in this case, the first posting was from June 3, and there has still been no response from Google. At this time it’s unclear what’s causing the problem, but it appears that these applications require certain permissions, which is why this issue may not have affected all developers. Even if it’s a minor issue affecting a small group, someone from Google should have spoken up before the news spread throughout developer community sites where those affected are now beginning to leave angry comments about the lack of response. In the growing “smartphone war” between Apple and Google, it’s more important than ever that Google doesn’t drop the ball when it comes to its responsiveness with its developer community. Developers, after all, can make or break a phone. (Just ask Palm). Android Apps Are Supposed Instantly ApprovedEven Apple – whose app store is curated by editors – had to address concerns regarding delays in app approvals when CEO Steve Jobs took the stage yesterday at the company’s developer conference, WWDC. “We get about 15,000 apps submitted every week,” said Jobs. And “95% of the apps are approved within seven days,” he noted, referring to the many stories about severe, sometimes months-long delays in app approval for iPhone applications.Google, on the other hand, doesn’t “approve” apps. In fact, that’s one of the key selling points of its Android operating system and app marketplace. You build an app, submit it and it goes live – no waiting. Given this process, delays like those now being reported are even odder. As Google continues to either ignore (or remain blissfully unaware) of the issue, developers are getting itchy… and angry. “As far as I can tell, the Market has been broken since Friday,” writes one developer. “Google is eerily silent.” Another is less kind, saying “this is a very serious issue and Google’s silence is unacceptable.” We’ve contacted Google ourselves for a response and will update when and if we hear back.Update from Google, 2:47 PM EST: They are aware of an app visibility issue with certain recent devices. They believe it to be a device configuration problem and are working on a workaround. 2nd update from Google: 3:17 PM EST: The issue has been fixed. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for 4-shot lead at Phoenix Open

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations NBC played multiple tributes to Miller during Saturday’s coverage and on-course announcer Roger Maltbie’s voice cracked as he talked about his friend.“I appreciate the people out there. I do my commentating for you,” Miller said. “I’m glad you accepted my form of commentating, which was not normal. It was a little rough at first, but it’s just been a pleasure, the friendships I’ve made.”Fowler had the 54-hole lead at last year and fell flat in the final round, shooting 73 to finish six shots behind champion Gary Woodland. He also lost in a playoff in 2016.Fowler put himself in position for a third run at the title with a superb round of golf.He had a one-shot lead over Thomas after closing with four birdies for a 6-under 65 in Friday’s second round. Fowler made an eight-foot birdie putt on 18 to reach 13 under and quickly added to it on Saturday, dropping in an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 first hole.Fowler, who shot 64 in the opening round, added birdies on Nos. 3, 5 and 6 to reach 17 under, but had a par putt lip out after he hit into the greenside bunker at the par-3 seventh. He hit his approach to two feet for birdie at No. 9, turning in 4-under 31, and followed a birdie at the difficult 11th with a two-putt birdie on No. 13.Fowler reached 20 under with a birdie on the short par-4 17th for a nice cushion heading into what’s expected to be a rainy final round.“I’ve done a good job of kind of everything this week,” he said. “Nothing’s standing out as super special, just playing solid golf and when I’ve gotten into trouble, being able to get up and down most of the time.”Playing in the group ahead of Fowler, Thomas and Grace, Kuchar had three birdies for a 3-under 32 on the front nine and rolled in a nine-foot birdie putt on the 167-yard 12th hole. He two-putted for birdie on the par-5 13th and made a five-foot birdie on 15 to reach 16 under.Kuchar missed a good opportunity on No. 17, sliding a six-foot birdie putt past the hole, but finished with a nice save from the greenside bunker on No. 18. “It would be amazing to get three wins this early,” Kuchar said. “It had been a number of years since I found the winner’s circle, so to have gotten two in this year has been amazing.”It may take an amazing round of golf to catch Fowler. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Kuchar shot a bogey-free 65 to put himself in position for his third victory of the wraparound PGA season. He has been par or better in all 19 rounds this season, winning the Mayakoba Classic and Sony Open.Justin Thomas, who started one behind Fowler, shot 65 and was five back of his friend and desert roommate.Branden Grace and Byeong Hun An were at 13 under on a day golf said goodbye to one of its most distinctive voices.Saturday’s third round was the broadcasting finale of NBC lead golf analyst Johnny Miller’s career.Miller followed a Hall of Fame playing career with three decades of calling it the way he saw it, regardless of what the players thought of him. Wanting to spend more time with his family, the 71-year-old Miller decided to call it quits after the Phoenix Open, where he won twice to help earn the nickname “Desert Fox.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Rickie Fowler waves after making a birdie putt on the fifth green during the third round of the Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler had the lead heading into the final round last year at the Phoenix Open, only to see the title slip through his grip for a second time.He will have a big cushion in his third bid to win the championship following a stellar display of golf.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting No. 9 North Carolina avenge loss, topping No. 15 Louisville PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Fowler had eight birdies in a 7-under 64 on Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to take a four-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the final round.Fowler opened with four birdies in six holes and navigated a difficult two-putt on the par-4 18th hole to reach 20-under 193.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesNow it’s time to finish it off.“This one is definitely high on the list, another being Torrey Pines,” Fowler said. “I would say between here and there, those would be the two highest on the list other than a major.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Oppo Neo 3 smartphone officially launched

first_imgOppo Neo 3 a budget smartphone priced at INR 10,990 is officially launched in India via Flipkart, a popular ecommerce portal. The new launch will be an addition to the brands existing line-up of high end smartphones. The device comes with dual SIM connectivity, 4.5-inch display with a FWVGA (480?854 pixel) resolution and a GB RAM. The device runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean platform and is powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core processor packed with a 1900 mAh battery. It sports a 5MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 2MP front facing camera.The device has an inbuilt storage of 4GB which may be extended to up-to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card. The other connectivity features include  3G, Wi-Fi, and a Micro USB port.While the Oppo Neo 3 has similar specifications to Neo in certain capacities, the device may face a tough competition from other players as well including Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S which offers comparable features at a much lesser price.last_img read more