2016 National Honor and Awards Ceremony

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 7, 2016 – Today the TCI Government sent out an invitation to all media houses to come be a part of and capture the 2016 National Honor and Awards Ceremony, which will be held on October 10th on the Parade Grounds, Grand Turk, at 10:00 a.m.   Here is a list of the awards and the nominees:THE ORDER OF TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS – For service with distinction in any field of disciplineBasden, Marjorie, Mrs.Pratt, Sybil Ianthe, Mrs.THE PATRIOTIC AWARDCAYOS MEDAL – For demonstration of a keen sense of national consciousness and for rendering exceptional sacrificial service to the islands and the peopleBrooks-Clare, Elaine, Mrs.Coalbrooke, Juanita S., Mrs.Robinson Austin Mr. OBEScott-Williams, Delphine I., Mrs.THE LONG SERVICE MEDAL – For outstanding and exemplary public service to the islands and its people for a minimum period of twenty yearsAriza, Aswaldo M, Mr.Burton, Beatrice Ms.Durham, Kathleen, Mrs.Forbes, Elaine, Mrs.Gardiner, Enos, Mr.Gardiner Walter Snr., Mr.Houseman, Valeria, Mrs.Johnson, Lamuel, Mr.Jolly, Lillian, Mrs.Lightbourne, Claudius, Inspector.Mills, Debby-Lee, Ms.Mills, Madeline Ms.Misick, Charles W, The Hon.Outten, Carolyn Jean Mrs.Robinson, Aldora Mrs.Saunders, Norman W. HonSimmons, Sarah, Mrs.Skippings, Oswald O. Hon.Smith, Claudia Mrs.Swann, Susan Mrs.Taylor, Hugh Derek Hon.Taylor, Olga Mrs.Williams, Valeria Beatrice Ms.Wilson, Almaida V. Mrs.Wynns, Kathleen Mahalia Ms.THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL – For sacrificial and meritorious service in a field of service that is inherently challenging or for a brave or humane act in the islands or abroadForbes, Mary, Mrs.Malcolm, Hugh Dr.Williams-Gibbs, Ethlyn, Mrs.Williams, Norean Mrs.NATIONAL YOUNG ACHIEVER’S MEDAL – For Turks and Caicos Islanders between the ages of twelve and twenty-five years who has performed exceptionally well on a national, regional or international level in the areas of culture, academics, performing arts and sports among othersClare, William Jude Duval, Mr.Forbes, Sanadia A.,Hillaire Darron Jr. Mr.Simmons, Dekkel, Mr.Simmons, Angel, Ms.Williams, Natalia Ms.Williams, Shanice Ms. Related Items:2016 honor and awards ceremony tcilast_img read more

France is working on a new space laser to blind rogue satellites

first_img Share your voice Military Space Comments French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly presents the government’s new plan Thursday. Emma Le Rouzic / Air Force While President Trump’s proposed US Space Force is held up on Capitol Hill, France’s military has its own plans to deploy weapons in space. French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on Thursday laid out the country’s new space defense strategy, which includes deploying satellites with the means of disabling other satellites that pose a threat.”If our satellites are threatened, we intend to blind those of our adversaries,” Parly said, according to AFP. “We reserve the right and the means to be able to respond: that could imply the use of powerful lasers deployed from our satellites or from patrolling nano-satellites.”Last year, France accused Russia of flying one of its satellites a little too close to a French bird to spy on secure military communications.  Lieutenant Colonel Thierry Cattaneo explained that using lasers as a means of defense is preferable to destroying aggressor satellites and creating countless new pieces of hazardous debris in orbit. Earlier this month, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a new space command within the country’s Air Force, an approach the White House is also working to implement in the US. Sci-Tech Tagslast_img read more

Heres why Huaweis motive to launch its HarmonyOS might fail

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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