Mumbai cricketer hacked to death

first_imgMumbai: A cricketer-cum-coach from Bhandup was attacked with choppers near a petrol pump shortly before midnight, police said here on Friday. Rakesh Panvar was with his girlfriend when three unknown persons pounced on them near Mahavir Petrol Pump in north-east Mumbai. According to a police official, bleeding profusely and seriously injured Panvar was rushed to Mulund General hospital where he was declared brought dead. “We have registered a case of murder against three unknown persons and a manhunt is on,” said the official.last_img read more

A QuickSketch profile of BC Green Leader Andrew Weaver

first_imgVANCOUVER – A sketch of B.C. Green party Leader Andrew Weaver:Age: 55.Born: Victoria.Education: Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from the University of Victoria in 1983, a masters in advanced studies in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1984, and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1987.Academic career: Weaver was a lead author on four scientific assessments by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body that shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. He has been a University of Victoria professor for 20 years and has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers.Political career: Weaver says former party leader Jane Sterk asked him to run three times before he agreed. In 2013, he became the first Green elected to B.C.’s legislature and in 2015 he won the leadership.Current riding: Oak Bay-Gordon Head.Quote: “I’m trying to inspire voters.” — Weaver speaking late in the campaign as he accused the NDP of voter suppression by suggesting the only way to defeat the Liberals is to vote for the NDP and not the Greens.last_img read more

Firm tied to Facebook scandal says its work similar to traditional campaigning

first_imgOTTAWA – The co-founders of a Canadian firm tied to the international Facebook data controversy argued Tuesday that their seven-employee political consultancy has never broken the law — and only offers electoral support comparable to traditional door-knocking, phone canvassing and lawn signs.In testimony before a parliamentary committee, Jeff Silvester of B.C.-based AggregateIQ also insisted his company’s services, which he said include digital ads, website creation and software development, are already widely used by Canada’s major political parties.“We are not data harvesters by any stretch of the imagination and, certainly, we don’t do psychographic profiling or profiling of any other type,” he told the House of Commons committee.“We’re not psychologists, we’re tech guys.”Silvester also described AggregateIQ’s services as straightforward, saying they help political customers craft messages for online political ads and to effectively manage data that they’ve already collected themselves.“We are not a practitioner of the so-called digital dark arts,” he said.In recent weeks, however, allegations have surfaced that say the firm has been involved in something much bigger.The appearance by Silvester, AggregateIQ’s chief operating officer, and CEO Zack Massingham came a couple of weeks after their Victoria firm was suspended by social-media giant Facebook following reports of its alleged connection to British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.AggregateIQ is also under investigation by privacy commissioners in Ottawa, B.C. and the United Kingdom for its alleged role in the controversy that has engulfed Cambridge Analytica, which has been accused of improperly using private Facebook information from millions of users to influence voters and give the “Leave” side a win in the U.K.’s 2016 Brexit referendum.Cambridge Analytica has also been accused of using private Facebook data to help Donald Trump’s winning 2016 U.S. presidential bid.The Cambridge Analytica controversy has forced policy-makers and regulators around the globe to consider how to better protect users’ online data. Facebook estimates the personal information of 622,161 users in Canada — and nearly 87 million worldwide — was accessed by Cambridge Analytica without authorization.AggregateIQ was connected to the scandal following allegations made by Canadian data expert and whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, who was once a friend and colleague of Silvester and Massingham. Wylie worked for Cambridge Analytica.Last month, Wylie told the media committee of the British parliament that he believed AggregateIQ drew on Cambridge Analytica’s databases when it worked on the Leave campaign. He said the data could have been used to micro-target voters in the narrow referendum that eventually produced a win for the campaign fighting for Britain’s exit from the European Union.Wylie said it was “incredibly reasonable” to say that AggregateIQ had a very significant role in the Leave side’s victory. He also told Britain’s Observer newspaper that the companies shared underlying technology and had a working relationship so tight that Cambridge Analytica staff often referred to the Canadian firm as a “department.”On Tuesday, while under questioning by MPs, Silvester maintained his company did contract work for Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL, but that it had never been part of either firm.AggregateIQ has never violated laws in Canada or abroad, nor does it retain or share any data provided to it by clients, he said.Silvester compared AggregateIQ’s work to the campaign efforts of volunteers and of political candidates themselves to woo voters.“The ads that we show — it’s the digital equivalent of an ad on someone’s lawn or on a street corner,” he told the committee on access to information, privacy and ethics, which has been holding hearings on the scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.“You choose where you want it go, you put your message on there and people drive by and see it. And it’s the same for the Internet and same with going door to door and the same with making phone calls.”MPs peppered Silvester and Massingham with questions about allegations of their firm’s connection to Cambridge Analytica. Many committee members seemed unconvinced by the responses.“I just would say as the chair of this committee … I think we’re all saying the same thing and we’re all concerned — something doesn’t smell right here,” said committee chair Bob Zimmer, a Conservative MP.In a news conference that followed the committee meeting, Silvester told reporters his company creates software for clients that’s similar to tools designed for and used by Canada’s three major political parties.For example, he insisted it enables volunteers to enter voter information they collect on door steps on tablets rather than with paper. It’s more reliable, faster and helps them avoid duplicating efforts during the rush of election campaigns.“We’ve got nothing to hide — we make websites, we make software and we do online advertising,” Silvester said.“We’re confident we’ve done nothing wrong and we feel that at the end of this, once everything all works out, that that will come to the fore.”When asked about his relationship with Wylie, he said the last time he spoke to him was September 2017 when they exchanged pleasantries and had what he called a “great conversation.”“It’s somewhat baffling to me that he would be saying these things — I don’t know why he’s saying them,” said Silvester, who’s known Wylie since 2005 and helped him land a job in the office of former federal Liberal leader Stephane Dion.Wylie continued working for the Liberal leader’s office under Michael Ignatieff until 2009, when his contract wasn’t renewed.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter— with files from Associated Presslast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,314.42, down 14.54 points)Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Up two cents, or 3.28 per cent, to 63 cents on 30.3 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 24 cents, or 1.94 per cent, to $12.14 on 12.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.61 per cent, to $4.86 on 12.8 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down five cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $4.92 on 10.7 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Down 57 cents, or 0.75 per cent, to $75.63 on 10.2 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 45 cents, or 1.05 per cent, to $42.24 on 9.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canada Goose. (TSX:GOOS). Manufacturing. Up $18.02, or 30.04 per cent, to $78.01 on 1.5 million shares. The luxury parka maker reported stronger-than-expected earnings and announced plans for three new stores in North America. Fourth-quarter profit amounted to $8.1 million (seven cents per diluted share) compared with a loss of $23.4 million (23 cents per diluted share) a year ago. Revenue totalled $124.8 million, up from $51.1 million in the same quarter a year earlier.last_img read more

India activates strategic ITBP command from JK

first_imgNew Delhi: India operationalised its strategic ITBP command in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh-Ladakh district on Monday after moving it from Chandigarh as part of a plan to counter the ever-increasing Chinese military buildup in the region. The North West frontier of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), tasked to guard the 3,488-km long Sino-India border in peace times, is headed by an Inspector General (IG) of Police-rank officer, which is equivalent to a Major General in the Army. “We are operational from the Ladakh region beginning April 1 and the force headquarters in Delhi has been informed,” ITBP IG Arvind Kumar told PTI from Leh. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Indian tricolour and the force flag were unfurled to herald the new move and the frontier will be operating from the existing premises of the ITBP sector headquarter, another official said. Sanctions have been received to create more buildings and logistics for the new command and Director General (DG) S S Deswal, the force chief, is expected to visit the formation soon. The PTI had first reported in January that the frontier has been ordered to move from its base in Chandigarh ‘lock, stock, and barrel’ to be operationalised at the new location from April 1. The distance between Chandigarh and Leh is 960 km. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLeh district in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir is the base for the 14 Corps of the Army headed by a Lt General-rank officer and the new shift will allow a better interaction between the two forces “for strategic and defence planning”, the official operations blueprint had said. The Army, which carved out a separate Corps in Leh after Jammu and Srinagar following the Kargil intrusion in 1999, has been demanding operational control over the ITBP.last_img read more

Exxon Chevron gain on results Amazon falls on forecast

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Amazon.com Inc., down $92.50 to $1,626.23The e-commerce giant gave a weak outlook for the current quarter, citing the potentially negative sales impact of new rules in India along with overall higher costs.Cigna Corp., down $5.75 to $194.06The health insurer reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue and it may have to contend with regulations that would cut prescription drug rebates from its pharmacy benefit management unit.Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., up 84 cents to $39.03The Indian generic drug maker reported a jump in revenue because of growth in emerging markets.Exxon Mobil Corp., up $2.64 to $75.92The energy company beat Wall Street forecasts for the fourth-quarter as volatile oil prices pushed revenue higher.Merck & Co., up $2.02 to $76.45The drug developer beat Wall Street’s quarterly profit expectations on a boost in sales of cancer treatments.Symantec Corp., up $1.89 to $22.91The cybersecurity company beat Wall Street’s quarterly forecast and raised its guidance for the current quarter.Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp., up $2.46 to $51.59The defence contractor’s quarterly profit and revenue topped forecasts and the company increased its quarterly dividend.Honeywell International Inc., up $1.08 to $144.71The industrial conglomerate beat Wall Street forecasts for the quarter on strong demand from aerospace and defence sectors.The Associated Press read more

Litter wardens suspended after woman fined £80 for feeding ducks

first_imgBut earlier this month the entire team of ten litter wardens were suspended while chiefs at Maidstone Borough Council conducted a “review” of the contract with Kingdom Security.A spokesman for the council confirmed the review was “in part” due to the improper fine for feeding ducks.Alison Broom, chief executive of the council, said: “”It was decided at an operational level that the litter enforcement service would be reassessed with the aim of ensuring that Kingdom Security is providing the best response to our priority of providing a clean and safe environment.”In July this year, two men were threatened with fines for “dropping cigarette butts” in the Detling area of Maidstone as they put up a church fence.The men said they had put their cigarette butts in their wheelbarrows and the warden decided against the fine. But footage of the incident was uploaded onto Facebook and viewed nearly 300,000 times.According to the council nobody has lost their jobs as a result of the review and that the jobs have merely been ‘on hold’ since September 16 while the review takes place.Local Richard Brand, 43, said: “I thought I hadn’t seen these litter wardens hanging around for the last couple of weeks.”They usually wander around Maidstone town centre and pounce on anyone – I saw one of them speak to an old lady who accidentally dropped a receipt as she came out of a shop.”Three people went over to speak to the warden and he didn’t issue the fine in the end – but they are like vultures most of the time.” Over-zealous litter wardens have been suspended by a local council after a woman was given an £80 fine for feeding the ducks.The unnamed woman was handed the on-the-spot penalty after she was caught throwing breadcrumbs near the River Loose, in Maidstone, Kent.The warden insisted he “couldn’t see any ducks” and fined her for littering.Following an appeal in front of Maidstone Borough Council, the fine was cancelled and the town’s entire litter patrol taken off the streets for retraining.The council has used a team of litter wardens from private firm Kingdom Security since 2011, during which the group has issued more than 20,000 tickets. Since September 2015, the litter wardens have handed out 2,116 penalties worth just under £170,000 – half of which goes to the council and the remaining funds paid to Kingdom Security. In July this year, two men were threatened with fines for “dropping cigarette butts”Credit:Friends of Richmond Park/ SWNS In July this year, two men were threatened with fines for “dropping cigarette butts” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Polish League Round 12 Poor Wisla lose in Olsztyn

Obviously will Lars Walther, the coach of the Polish champion, Wisla Plock, have to cnange motivation song of his team. Wisla lost second match in the Polish Championship, but this time that wasn’t Vive Targi Kielce. Champions League team had a bad day in Olsztyn, where home team Warmia celebrated a big win and unexpected two points – 24:23..Warmia Anders Group Społem Olsztyn – Orlen Wisła Płock 24:23 (10:13) Warmia AGS Olsztyn: Kotliński, Sokołowski – Gujski 6, Malewski 5, Jankowski 4, Wuszter 3 (3k), Bartczak 2, Swat 2, Rumniak 2, Zyśk, Żółtak, Ćwikliński, Garbacewicz.Orlen Wisła Płock: Wichary – Kubisztal 5, Syprzak 4 (4k), Toromanović 4, Zołoteńko 3, Spanne 2, Kavaš 2, Bäckström 1, Kwiatkowski 1, Chrapkowski 1, Paczkowski, Rajković, Wiśniewski, Eklemović, Twardo.Standings: 6MMTS Kwidzyn11605287:28612 7Nielba Wągrowiec11506299:32710 2Orlen Wisła Płock12912364:30619 10NMC Powen Zabrze11308266:2846 3Tauron Stal Mielec12714344:33615 11Jurand Ciechanów11308275:3216 Polish handball leagueWisla Plock handball 8Miedź Legnica12408291:3498 5Chrobry Głogów11614294:30113 12Warmia Olsztyn122010276:3264 9Zagłębie Lubin11317297:3147 1Vive Targi Kielce121200453:29824 4Azoty Puławy12543301:30114 ← Previous Story Great Britain wins in the first match at the Olympic Handball Arena Next Story → Men’s EHF CL (Round 6): Easy job for THW Kiel in Belgrade read more

Young Greek of the Week

first_imgNameTiffany Papaemanouil, 18, Year 12 SACE graduate, and winner of 9 medals at the 2009 Pan Hellenic Games.Greatest achievementsMy performance in the Australian Short Course Championships. I placed fourth in Australia in the 200m and third in the 100m individual medley. This competition saw my first medal positioning in an open age event. Your future goalsTo one day represent my country on the gold medal podium at the Olympic Games but in order to reach that I must strive to achieve smaller goals such as qualifying for the Commonwealth games or other Australian open teams. Best moment of my lifeWhen I was around the age of 15 and I won my first Australian Age medal – it made me realise why swimmers train up to 20 hours a weeks for a race that only lasts a few minutes. One word that describes you best MACHINE!Persons I most admireAustralian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice whose accomplishments I want to emulate. My parents for putting up with getting up at 4am for my training sessions. Most embarrassing momentWhen I was in school and I was leaning back on my chair and one of my friends behind me was like, “Wow Tiff look at your arm muscles! Show me your stomach muscles!” All I remember is standing up in the class when everyone was taking notes and it was dead silent and going to flex my stomach when all of a sudden I let rip so loud that even the teacher commented. If I could say anything to the Greek community… I want to make the community proud by being the first Greek female swimmer to win Olympic gold.Favourite place to go or hang out at I really love the movies! I love watching a real scary horror or action movie. Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment: Russian Roulette-Rihanna.Favourite Greek foodDolmades. I once had a competition with my cousin who could eat the most. By the end I had eaten 80 and she had eaten 83 – one hour later and we both weren’t feeling too good!I can’t live without… Videos. I watch movies when I am bored, travelling, in between swimming sessions and races or when I just need to pass the time.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Contribute more funding to swimming. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

National Geographic Renews Legal War Over Digital Archive

first_imgLawyers for National Geographic were in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta late last week to argue what they have been arguing for years: that the Complete National Geographic, a pioneering CD-ROM project the magazine released in 1997, does not violate the intellectual property rights of freelance photographers whose work first appeared in print.“It’s the archive that’s at stake,” Angelo Grima, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for the National Geographic Society, said during a panel on digital rights at the Magazine Publishers of America’s Magazines 24/7 conference at the Hearst Tower Thursday. “We’ll go to the Supreme Court if we have to, because our archive is that important to us.”The litigation, now entering its 11th year, has seen more twists than a John Grisham novel. The 11th Circuit first ruled in 2001 in favor of Jerry Greenberg, a freelance photographer whose work had appeared in National Geographic (in 1962, 1968 and 1971) and then on CD. Subsequent cases in the 2nd Circuit ruled in favor of National Geographic. In 2004, a Florida judge awarded Greenburg $400,000 in damages; National Geographic appealed. Last year, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit overruled the 2001 decision in favor of National Geographic, but Greenburg asked for—and was granted—a full court review. National Geographic was forced to pull the 30-disc CD-ROM set off the market five years ago. Grima anticipates the court will take three to five months to come to a decision.The New Yorker Looks On It’s a case that the New Yorker is watching very carefully. Condé Nast released the magazine’s complete digital archive on DVD (“The Complete New Yorker”) in 2005. Playboy and Rolling Stone released DVD versions of their own archives last year.“There’s always been this tension between what we get and what contributors retain,” said Edward Klaris, Condé Nast’s vice president of editorial assets and rights. Klaris pointed to columnists whose New Yorker pieces are turned into books or films. “The balance is [writers] get to exploit their work, and we do too.”“We went ahead with the New Yorker project knowing some risk,” Klaris admitted. “The magazine has some very deep-pocketed contributors,” but largely received their support, he said.Grima told FOLIO: that if National Geographic was to win the latest case—and assured the ruling would hold—the company would likely update the archive to put it back on the market.The case also has implications for other potential platforms for magazine archives—namely, the Internet. If the court rules against National Geographic in Atlanta, Klaris said, magazines would be hard-pressed to distribute their archives on DVDs in that region or, technically, over the Web—where Klaris sees digital archived versions of magazines going.Going forward, both executives said, digital rights are clearly defined in their contracts with freelancers.The Greenberg case bears a striking resemblance to Tasini v. the New York Times, a landmark 2001 Supreme Court decision that ruled in favor of freelance writers seeking digital rights. Greenberg’s attorneys have argued that the precedent set by the Supreme Court in the Tasini case should support their client’s copyright claims against National Geographic.last_img read more

Watch 22yrold man stabs girl slits his throat over love

first_imgMangaluru: A young man stabbed a girl and attempted to kill himself in what police suspect to be a love affair, in Deralakatte area of Mangaluru in Karnataka on Friday. Identified as 22-year-old Sushanth, the man came by bike and stabbed the girl, Diksha (20). After stabbing the girl, he slit his own throat in an attempt to commit suicide, the police said. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us A video recording of the incident has gone viral on social media sending shock waves across the state.Horrifying! A youth stabbed a girl and attempted to kill himself in the middle of a road at Deralakatte in the outskirts of Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The boy apparently resorted to the drastic step after she rejected him. pic.twitter.com/oTcBC78VmC— Karthik.K (@Karthik_K_94) June 29, 2019Both were immediately rushed to a hospital here. “One Sushanth, 22, stabbed a girl Diksha, 20, and later slit his own throat. A love affair may be the reason behind the incident. We have visited the spot and need to investigate it further,” Mangaluru Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil said.last_img read more

Delhi To Scrap Cars Over 15 Years In A Move To Reduce

first_imgIndia’s environment court, the National Green Tribunal, has banned vehicles older than 15 years from the streets of New Delhi.The capital of the world’s second most populous country has been named the world’s worst polluted city by the World Health Organization.A government study estimates vehicle pollution accounts for almost three quarters of overall air contamination in teh capital, which gets exacerbated in the winter months when fog and vehicle emissions produce smog in record levels.While no incentive has been offered for abandoning the older models , the benefits of such a move cannot be ignored.The affected vehicles come from an era when India opened up her economy to global entrants, which saw Germany’s Opel, Ford Motors, Hyundai and Daewoo from South Korea, Honda and Toyota from Japan, Peugeot from France, Fiat from Italy, Rover from UK, among others.Until then, Indians were limited to the Hindustan Motors produced Ambassador or the Premier Padmini based on the Fiat 1100D, and the Maruti Suzuki 800, part of Japan’s Kei Car regulations for small vehicles. ReutersThe newer entrants took many a misstep and a few manufacturers left the country without ever tasting success, some by virtue of poor product choice and others due to poor management.The vehicles manufactured in the late 90’s had many a novelty, but hardly any safety features and their build quality was still in keeping with the benchmark of the then Indian car manufacturing, which was negligible. Except for the Maruti 800, which saw a 30-year long production run, other vehicles have seen spare parts dry up, and with it, the engineering talent that goes in maintaining the cars.Today, the country is one of the world’s fastest growing car markets. Every manufacturer, including luxury and sport cars, has a presence across the country.Delhi, by itself, is the largest market, accounting for 17% of all vehicles being sold in the country.If the ban is followed by strict and rigorous implementation, it would drive down the price of used cars, which could end up in semi-rural and rural areas. India continues to remain a country with low penetration levels of vehicle ownership. Statistics suggest that used cars are traded in the ratio of 1:1 of new cars.The vehicle market remains buoyant, while still not seeing heady days; it has recovered much since the Narendra Modi government came to power. India is also an export hub for manufacturers, earning the nation much valuable foreign exchange. ReutersAir pollution is a significant health hazard causing respiratory infections, heart disease, COPD, stroke and lung cancer.The WHO said Delhi had the world’s highest annual average concentration of small airborne particles known as PM2.5, following a study this year of 1,600 cities across the globe.The government, while in no condition to provide cash incentives, could consider cuts in tax and excise duties, allowing for a reduction in the entry cost of cars. The current drop in crude by as much as 40% and a helpful rate cut by the Central Bank should benefit the car buying market not only in the capital, but across the country.last_img read more

Heres why Huaweis motive to launch its HarmonyOS might fail

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:57Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … HuaweiReutersHuawei, the Chinese smartphone manufacturing brand, has been witnessing a dramatic halt after the US government put a ban on US companies collaborating with the Chinese firms. This has led to a drastic setback for Huawei’s smartphone users who are denied the updates for their Android operating system.Curbing its way to find a solution and cutting down the dependency on foreign operating systems, Huawei had announced an independent operating system, Harmony OS on August 9. The company claims that the new OS is self-sufficient and can work at par with Android in all the smart devices produced by Huawei.The launch event of the OS presented some mind-boggling benchmarks that proved that Harmony OS provided its user with better performance and security than the Android and Google’s latest in-development Android operating system, Fuchsia OS. The announcement came as a relief for the Huawei users who were worried about their purchases and the credibility of their devices. HarmonyOS launchtwitterHowever, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, claimed that pushing the OS globally against the widely accepted Android has some setbacks. He further added that, if circumstances remain unfavourable then the company will roll out its independent OS to the global market, going head-to-head against Android.Though everything seems viable in terms of an estimated contextualisation, here are a few reasons stated by The Conversation that show why Harmony OS might not produce the expected results.Competition against Play StoreWith a rise in storage space and the boost in internet usage, smartphone users dependent mostly on applications for their day-to-day usage. An average user has a massive app count on its app board to fulfil all the requirements available online through the apps. The dependency of the users on the apps has resulted in luring the app developers to target the operating system with a large user base.Even if Huawei pushes all its users from the Android services to its new operating system, it will face a tough time to compete against Google’s App Store which integrates more than 2 million applications. Even if not theoretically, but Huawei will need massive alteration and finances to collaborate with the app developers to port their apps to the new operating system. HarmonyOSTwitterRichard Yu’s claims of providing the customers with a similar app-drawer within two days might not be viable to compete against the massive app store and keep it updated within the short time span. It would take more than a theoretical claim to prove the credibility of porting everything to the new operating frame.Transferring dataThe global internet boom has made the lives of people easier by making them dependent on the system to curate and organise their passwords, cloud drives, online banking links, photos, emails, and linked-logins. An email has become the vault to dump in all the precious details that run a user’s day-to-day requirements.Though cloning seems to be a trendy option, it works on the same operating system. So shifting all the data from one OS to the other is a tedious process and with no clue about the new operating system and the transfer apps allowed, it might enhance the problems in the data recovery process.As per the security and technical norms of Google and the tech ban on Huawei, it would not allow a seamless data porting to the users from HarmonyOS. It will also hold a barrier against the click-and-link login process by obtaining the credentials from the new operating system. This might create a hindrance for the user who would lose long sustained data. HarmonyOS launchTwitterAndroid is not the only problemHuawei’s struggle in the trade ban is not only against Google but against all US companies that include Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Paypal and of course eBay. These being the US companies cannot be simply ported to Harmony OS by paying the app developers a huge sum of money. There is a struggle that Huawei has to go through to gain special licenses to port them to their new operating system.Considering the rising trade tensions, Huawei might not find a loophole to gain the rights which is again a problematic situation for the company. Thus, one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers will be selling its expensive devices with an independent operating system that does not integrate the most used apps by its users.The problem beyondThus, Huawei amidst the trade ban has been trying to build its own technology against the barriers of privacy and data protection. Though it seems to be an act of creating its own benchmark to cut down its dependency on the biggest tech firms in the world, it is affecting its own telecoms equipment business globally.Building a new mobile operating system and handing over the declining market share of Apple to Huawei as retaliation against Apple are not the only means of solving the tensions. The current trend of exposure will put massive pressure on Huawei’s exports outside China. Huawei caught between US-China conflict The present scenario is only boosting the tensions between the two superpowers. Huawei is significantly retaliating against the US’s dominance in the technology sector. Tech advancement and dominancy being the only USP of the US, it will not surrender to the Chinese without giving them a hard blow. Thus, Huawei has to consider all possible situations that might kill the impact of the long-planned advancement for its mobile industry.last_img read more

Cards Sign Matthew Fung

first_imgSome of his career highlights include eight singles wins in the prestigious USA Clay Courts SuperNationals where he advanced to the semifinals of the consolation draw. He was reached the singles finals of the Florida Level 4 tournament in Daytona and the Florida Level 5 tournaement in North Miami. Story Links Fung comes to Louisville from Miami, Florida, and played an instrumental role in Miami Palmetto Senior High School’s state championship run. He holds a 5-star rating according to tennisrecruiting.net and is ranked No. 39 nationally in the class of 2019. University of Louisville head coach Rex Ecarma has announced that Matthew Fung has signed a National-Letter-of-Intent to continue his playing career with the Cardinals.center_img “One of Louisville Athletics motto is being ‘humble and hungry’ and this describes Matthew Fung perfectly,” said Ecarma. “He is an intelligent and pragmatic on and off the court.  He is one of the three signees whose parent is also his coach.  One of the reasons he chose UofL I believe is that the similarities in coaching style that his father and I have.  Matthew was very well-received here during his recruiting trip and felt he would fit right in.  He is very coachable and is known for his singles play, but his doubles game is really developing.  He reminds me of former Cardinal standout Chris Simich, but also has the court speed of current player, Clement Filho.  I am excited about coaching him for four years.” “I chose Louisville because I wanted to be challenged on the tennis court and in the classroom,” said Fung. “I also wanted to play in the ACC Conference and I will experience all these things at the University of Louisville.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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