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July 2019

Children in the most deprived areas of the country

first_imgChildren in the most deprived areas of the country should be provided with fresh fruit and vegetables, Jonathan Ashworth will say as he announces a new policy at the Fabian Society summer conference on Saturday.The Shadow Health Secretary is set to reveal that a Labour government would introduce a Future Generations Wellbeing Act, as the party has done in Wales, and commit £26.8m to the already existing ‘Healthy Start’ programme.Labour has found that funding for Healthy Start – the scheme that provides food vouchers to women in receipt of certain benefits and who are pregnant or have a child under four – has been cut by more than a quarter over the last six years.Ashworth will tell the Fabian event that by expanding the programme he hopes to improve access to fresh food for the poorest children, which will form part of a “comprehensive, cross-government national strategy to tackle health inequalities”.He will outline legislative plans to enshrine a ‘health in all policies’ approach, make commitments on life expectancy, ensure that local health services aim to reduce health inequalities and have the NHS help tackle the climate crisis by linking health to Sustainable Development Goals.Addressing the conference in a keynote speech, Ashworth will say: “Today a baby girl born in Liverpool can expect to live 13 fewer years in good health than a baby girl born in Richmond. It’s an injustice we cannot ignore.“After nine years of Tory austerity, advances in life expectancy have ground to halt, and even gone backwards in some of the poorest areas. Shamefully, infant mortality rates – children dying before their first birthday – have risen three years in a row for the first time since the Second World War.“Rates of premature deaths – including deaths linked to heart disease, lung cancers and COPD – are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England compared to the most affluent. While children and adults living in the poverty are up to three times more likely to develop mental health problems compared to those living in the highest income brackets.“Poverty and deprivation mean people get ill quicker and die sooner. As socialists, we should never settle for this; as Health Secretary I won’t. The next Labour government will adopt a comprehensive, cross-government national strategy to tackle health inequalities, attacking the wider determinants of ill health and putting prevention first.“We will focus determinedly on improving the health and wellbeing of every child, ensuring children have access to nutritious food not just in schools but also by expanding Healthy Start. Labour will ensure the poorest children receive the milk, fruit and vegetables they need.“And to guarantee government decisions fully take account of long term health impacts, we will introduce a Future Generations Wellbeing Act drawing upon best practice including in New Zealand and closer to home in Wales.“It will mean local health services, alongside relevant public bodies, will always act to reduce health inequalities and promote overall wellbeing too. It will mean our NHS, as a local ‘economic anchor’ institution in communities, takes account of the social value of every pound spent and takes its obligations to climate change seriously.“Our health policy will be driven not just by a focus on cure but on radically improving prevention and social wellbeing too. Our commitment is to help people live longer, happier, healthier lives.”Tags:Health /Labour /Jonathan Ashworth /last_img read more

Wining Dining and Opining The New Political Discourse

first_img“I do take very seriously that we are a street-level community,” she said afterwards of the café. Dane Wetschler, who is studying for his MBA in design strategy at California College of the Arts, is one in a team of four that organizes the dinners nationwide – about 20 of them so far. The idea came out of an unconventional effort to figure out Atlanta’s new transit system in which some 200 discussions were held in the format. Now he’s floating the approach in San Francisco and other cities, including Vancouver and New York. He sees the dinners as a twist on the way people currently engage with local government and with one another.“How can we make this a ‘thing people can do’? You can see a movie, you can go to diner, or you can host a dinner and have this connection with people you may not know and have a conversation where a diversity of voices are heard,” he said. Well, some diversity. Two of the diners at my table studied in the same program at the College of the Arts, and we all seemed clustered pretty tightly on some political spot left of center. Potter told me afterward that diversity is a challenge for any gathering. “Anytime you’re inviting a group into a space there’s multiple publics,” she said, each of which might be excluded by the time of day, or the price point of the gathering place, or any number of other factors. But, she noted, “you have to start somewhere.”The moment when conversation at my table really got going was when someone brought up the question of social media and how to understand “the other side.”“I went and unliked everything I liked on Facebook,” said Louis Han, the diner to my left, who works in cannabis investment and lives near 16th and Mission streets. “For someone who isn’t intentional about it, it’s difficult.”Won told us about how she had taken a trip to Louisiana during the election and heard stories of poverty, people who took $60-an-hour jobs directly after high school, then lost them when manufacturing jobs were sent abroad, and now have families to support that make going to college out of the question. “I do see it, I do understand the rage,” she said. To have someone like Trump then sweep through the political scene and put everything in very basic terms, and go directly to his audience via Twitter rather than send messages through the filter of media and journalists, she said, was a brilliant move: “Just you and me in 140 characters.”Here, like in every other event since the election, the outcome seems to have been a defining moment. But everyone is interested in doing something more than just create “social media word garbage,” as Won puts it.“In particular, since the Trump election, people have been trying to get together and see how they can take action,” Wetschler told me. He wants to figure out a way to synthesize a “galvanizing moment for civic action.”There’s something psychological about expressing one’s plans to engage out loud, Wetschler observed. It makes people actually do it. Following Atlanta dinners that kicked off the concept, he said, two people ran for office, and two started nonprofits. A few published op-eds in local papers. “This is a space where I can show up not knowing anyone, and have a meaningful conversation,” said Elizabeth Madsen, a design researcher who sat across from me. She is thinking about hosting her own dinner, though perhaps in a different format and maybe focused a little more on food (dinner at ODC was a cup of soup and avocado toast).The trouble with developing a list of ways to start creating the Beloved Community, which was the theoretical goal of the Civic Dinner, is selection bias – most of us at the table were already engaging in some way. Han volunteers at nonprofit that provides legal aid to immigrants, Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Madsen has started the Refugees United Artists Collective with her boyfriend, who fled war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s. Potter and I both referred to our work (hers at ODC, mine as a journalist) as ways we engage. Nobody promised to run for office.In the end, this foray into Civic Dinners was more about the little things – creating a space for people to mull over some abstract ideas we might not normally take the time to touch. “It’s difficult to find your place in civic engagement,” Won told me afterward, confessing to wishing more actionable items had come out of the conversation. But, she added, “It’s good, also, to see you’re not alone.” Tags: community • Elections • Events • things to do Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% We started with a toast to a good neighbor, six of us strangers seated around pushed-together café tables inside Robin’s Cafe at the ODC Theater. At the corner farthest from me, Anita Won, an architect and student at California College of the Arts, told us about a woman who lived in her Chinatown apartment building in Manhattan with whom she would exchange small gifts, whether surplus oranges from the market or tidbits of information. Good neighbors, Won said, “they see you, they know you.”At the first of a series of Civic Dinners that ODC intends to host, we were in the midst of an experiment to create a community out of strangers, the “Beloved Community” that Martin Luther King Jr. imagined could be if we all respected and listened to one another.ODC’s Julie Potter took on the role of facilitator. She said ODC may be hosting such a dinner as often as every month, perhaps with slight tweaks to the format, in an effort to make its space available for community discussions.center_img 0%last_img read more

SAINTS joint captain James Graham says his team ma

first_imgSAINTS joint captain James Graham says his team mates know what to expect when they take on Wigan Warriors on Saturday.The 25-year-old prop forward thinks the auld enemy will be stronger than last season and Saints will have to match them in every area of the field.“It’s a tough match to start the season,” he said. “They have made some good signings and look better than last year. They set the benchmark in 2010 with the way they played and we know what we are expecting when we get down to Cardiff on Saturday.”Graham was recently made joint captain with Paul Wellens as Royce Simmons looks to his leaders to drive Saints forward this year.It was a natural progression for the Evertonian who has played the role all the way through his career.He skippered the Academy and Reserve Saints sides as well as Great Britain Academy and was England captain in the Four-Nations in the Autumn.He will also lead out the team on Saturday against the Warriors.“I’m really happy to have been chosen to captain the Saints and I didn’t have a problem with the joint role,” he continued. “I know there was a lot of speculation about the captaincy but it was never a worry in my mind. Royce told us he would like a joint captaincy, but there are a lot of leaders both on and off the field.“Hopefully me and Wello can lead by example.”last_img read more

ENGLAND Academy opened their touring account with

first_imgENGLAND Academy opened their touring account with a 28-18 victory over New South Wales Juniors at Narrabeen.The Academy side ran in five tries during an attritional contest that saw them come from behind on two separate occasions to get off to a winning start.The game began poorly for the Academy side as they found themselves 4-0 down after less than seven minutes but a steely resolve saw them responded immediately through half-back Ryan Hampshire.Winger Joe Burgess rounded his defender to play the ball back inside to the supporting man who found Hampshire on hand to show a clean pair of heels to the covering defence.Hampshire then found winger James Saltonstall who doubled England’s tally when he broke through down the right hand flank. Man of the Match Hampshire added the extras to make the scores 10-4 at the interval.It was a short lived lead for England however as New South Wales got off to a flying start in the second half, with a quick-fire double allowing them to open up an 18-10 advantage.Winger Meehan found himself in space on the outside for an easy run in after just two minutes before loose forward Harrison gathered a high-ball between the posts to crash over three minutes later.England were still behind by eight points with just over ten minutes to go but they showed their class to run in three tries in just eight minutes.First England’s Ben Currie powered his way over from a quick play-the-ball and then the Warrington Wolves player doubled his personal tally after Hampshire spilt the defence and played Currie through from 25 yards out.Centre Greg Wilde then pounced on an error from the NSW full-back to extend the lead with Hampshire adding the extras to make it 28-18.“We’re quite happy with the win,” said England Academy coach Dave Elliott. “Winning the first game is the best way to start. We expected our performance to be a bit scratchy and a little under par because of the traveling, which was the case, but I think as the game went on we showed a lot of good touches in our attack.“To come the distance we have and play after just a few days is a good start for us and I’m pleased with the character the lads showed to come from behind on two separate occasions.“We’ve a quick turnaround now before playing Parramatta on Saturday but that’s what we wanted. We wanted to get a good test mentally, physically and emotionally in the first week.“I’m pleased with the effort today and the lads who haven’t played today will get a chance against Parramatta on Saturday to fight for a test jersey.”The England Academy continue preparations for their two-test series against the Australian Schoolboys by taking on Parramatta Juniors on Saturday (KO 7.00pm Aus / 10.00am UK).Match Summary:England:Tries: Hampshire, Saltonstall, Currie 2, AspinallGoals: Hampshire 4NSW:Tries: Meehan 2, Harris, HarrisonGoals: TBCTeams:England:1. Luke Briscoe; 2. James Saltonstall, 3. Greg Wilde, 4. John Ford, 5. Joe Burgess; 6. Liam Sutcliffe, 7. Ryan Hampshire; 8. Liam McAvoy, 9. Dominic Speakman, 10. Josh Johnson, 11. John Bateman, 12. Peter Aspinall, 13. Jordan Baldwinson. Subs: 14. George Williams, 15. Gavin Bennion, 16. Ben Currie, 17. Luke Thompson. New South Wales:1. Dalin Watene-Zelezniak; 2. Willis Meehan, 3. Michael Morgan, 4. Sione Mata’utia, 5. Dee Jay Harris; 6 Drew Hutchinson, 7. Zac Nichols; 8. James Parker, 9. Tj McLean, 10. Joe Stimson, 11. Rhys Armstrong, 12. Taniele Siale, 13. Blake Harrison.Subs: 14, Salesi funaki, 15. Tepai Teu Smith, 16. Anthony Semrany, 17. Brendan Cox, 18. Luke Yates.last_img read more

ANDY Reid will launch his autobiography Standing

first_imgANDY Reid will launch his autobiography ‘Standing Tall’ at a special dinner at Langtree Park.The former Corporal served for 15 years with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons) but was injured in October 2009, while serving in Afghanistan, losing both his legs and an arm.His story shows true courage and now he is living life to full and talking a message of hope to schools and young offenders.The book launch event on Friday February 1, 2013, will feature special guests including the Hairy Bikers alongside a drinks reception, four-course meal, talk by Andy and a live acoustic set from Sound of Guns.All ticket holders will also receive a signed hardback copy of Standing Tall, a Sound of Guns CD and a gift bag from the ABF The Soldiers Charity.Saints will continue to work with the ABF The Soldiers Charity in 2013.Priced at £60 per person or £500 for a table of ten, you can buy your tickets from Andy direct from here or by calling into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park.last_img read more

TICKETS for Saturdays Magic Weekend clash against

first_imgTICKETS for Saturday’s Magic Weekend clash against Warrington are now on sale from the RFL only.Tickets cost from just £30 per day (£15 concessions) and £45 for the whole weekend (£22.50), which is a little more than £6 per match!Tickets can still be purchased in advance by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.ukTickets can also be purchased from the Manchester City Ticket Office in the North Stand at the Etihad Stadium from 9.00am on Saturday and noon on Sunday.Fans can upgrade a day ticket to a weekend ticket at the Ticket Office for £15 (£7.50 concessions).last_img read more

EVERYONE in St Helens knew what this meant betwee

first_imgEVERYONE in St. Helens knew what this meant between the wars! It was the verbal acknowledgement that the club’s first ‘superstar’ Alf Ellaby had run onto the field. And boy could he run!His was a unique circumstance – a soccer player turning to a new code as a result of injury and becoming a living legend in his new domain, revered on two continents as one of the greatest wingers the rugby league code had ever seen. He is the most successful Saints player in terms of representative football and the most famous ‘local product,’ together with Alex Murphy and Keiron Cunningham.One of the first players to realise his worth to the success of the team, he seemed to specialise in hat-tricks and forged a dynamic partnership with fellow winger and Kiwi star Roy Hardgrave in the late 1920s/early 1930s. Alf’s mere presence would add thousands to the ‘gate’ at Knowsley Road.Although Challenge Cup and Championship final glory evaded him, he played for the Saints during a golden era for the game in St. Helens, with local rivals St. Helens Recreation adding extra ‘spice.’ His superb fitness enabled him to play at the highest level until his late thirties.Alex Service’s biography, ‘He’s Here Now’ will be sold exclusively in the Superstore [12pm-2.30pm] before the Castleford game, priced £10.It is a limited edition of 115 [Alf was born in 1902] so make sure you get your copy, as demand is likely to be high! The Ellaby family will be special guests at the Totally Wicked Stadium on matchday.Alf was also a Director of the Castleford club for a spell.last_img read more

Amateur radio operators can be last line of communication during severe weather

first_img The ARES organization in Brunswick County works directly with emergency management officials.These amateur radio operators can become especially valuable in situations where severe thunderstorms or hurricanes knock out other forms of communication.“The amateur radio frequencies are allocated by the FCC and only amateur radios can operate on those frequencies. So what we do, when all other modes of communication are out, we’re the absolute last resort,” said David Lippincott, Brunswick County’s Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator.Related Article: Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozensAnyone can get involved with ARES in Brunswick County. All it takes is an amateur radio license and a sincere desire to serve. CALABASH, NC (WWAY) — It takes a lot of manpower during severe weather and other events that threaten life and property to keep us safe. But did you know that a key branch of communications during those times is comprised of people just like you?The Amateur Radio Emergency Service consists of licensed amateur volunteers who use radio equipment to assist with communications when disaster strikes.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Pet Pals 1yearold black and white cat needs a home

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking for a four-legged friend to bring into your family for the holiday season, meet this week’s Pet Pal.He is a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat who needs a home and a name.- Advertisement – He’s got a black and white coat and is described by shelter staff as “the whole package”.This kitty loves to play and snuggle. He is very intelligent and curious.If you think this little guy could be perfect for you, head to New Hanover County Animal Services.Related Article: Pet Pals: 2-year-old Chihuahua mix searching for a fur-ever home!County residents can adopt for just $70.Adoption services are available between noon and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday or on Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.To see other animals available for adoption, click here.last_img read more

Bright minds talk robotics STEM at UNCW

first_imgRobocon attendees check out one of the many robots in action at UNCW (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Lots of bright minds packed into UNCW’s Computer Information Systems building on Saturday to talk robotics and STEM.It was the sixth annual edition of Robocon, put on by Wired Wizards of Wilmington.- Advertisement – Wired Wizards is a high school robotics team whose goal is to spread STEM throughout the community.The robotics were the main attraction Saturday, but there were other groups on hand to talk about how they used STEM concepts every day.Kaitlyn Perry says she’s learned a lot from being a part of the Wired Wizards.Related Article: 3 more Seahawks to join Sharks this summer“It’s made me realize more what you can do with technology and when you put your brain to things and work together, the things you can accomplish,” Perry said.If your child is interested in robotics, Wired Wizards is looking for new members this summer. You can get in contact with them via their website or social media.last_img read more

Find an injured sea turtle Here is who to contact

first_img PENDER COUNTY:Topsail Island (including North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach):Topsail Turtle ProjectTerry Meyer 910-470-2880Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center (Director: Jean Beasley)910-329-0222https://www.seaturtlehospital.org/Related Article: Wrightsville Beach specialty license plates coming soonLea-Hutaff Island:*Call Sea Turtle HotlineNEW HANOVER COUNTY:Figure 8 Island:*Call Sea Turtle HotlineWrightsville Beach:Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project833-4-TURTLE or 910-612-3047https://wbstp.org/Masonboro Island:*Call Sea Turtle Hotline orNC Coastal Reserve Masonboro Island910-962-2998Carolina Beach and Kure Beach:Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project888-290-1065http://m.seaturtleproject.org/Fort Fisher:Fort Fisher State Recreation Area910-458-5798BRUNSWICK COUNTY:Bald Head Island:Bald Head Island Conservancy910-457-0089 x 5https://www.bhic.org/sea-turtle-protection-program/Caswell Beach:Caswell Beach Turtle Watch, Gary Holbrooks910-880-0994http://caswellturtlewatch.org/Oak Island:Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program, Town of Oak Island Recreation Center910-278-5518https://oakisland.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=8057Holden Beach:Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program910- 754-0766http://www.hbturtlewatch.org/Ocean Isle Beach:Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization910-880-8715http://oibseaturtles.org/Sunset Beach and Bird Island:Sunset Beach Turtle Watch910-209-1079https://www.sunsetbeachturtles.org/contact.html To report dead, sick, or injured sea turtles on land or water anywhere in the state, call the NC Sea Turtle Hotline or look for the contact for each island in our viewing area.NC Sea Turtle Hotline (They will dispatch the appropriate volunteer group.)252-241-7367Matthew Godfrey, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Sea Turtle Biologist 252-728-1528Sarah Finn, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Sea Turtle Stranding Coordinator 910-742-7729- Advertisement – last_img read more

Caswell Beach Road under boil water advisory

first_imgCASWELL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Caswell Beach says they are shutting down water on a portion of Caswell Beach Road due to a water main break.The town said they turned off water at 3:45 p.m. on Caswell Beach Road from the 500 block to Baptist Assembly. Water will be off for about three hours.- Advertisement – After the repair is made a boil water advisory will be in effect until further notice.The area of Caswell Beach Road affected by the water outage will be under a boil water advisory until further notice.Brunswick County encourages customers to vigorously boil tap water for 1 minute before consuming it.Related Article: Caswell Beach issues mandatory evacuation for visitorsBrunswick County is performing laboratory testing and the advisory will be lifted when tests confirm the possibility of risk is not present.Customers will receive notification that the advisory has been lifted.When water systems experience low pressure or lose pressure, there is an increased risk of contamination. This does not mean that the water is contaminated, but that the possibility exists.Once pressure returns, there is the possibility that some discolored water or air could be present in the lines. Customers are advised to run cold water for 5-10 minutes or until water is clear.For more information please call Brunswick County Utilities at (910) 253-2657.last_img read more

Local veterans remember John McCain as a hero

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Much of the country is still coming to terms with the death of Arizona Senator John McCain. Some veterans in our area say they were always big supporters. One even served with McCain.“He’s his own man. He’s gonna do it his own way,” veteran Bill Paschall said.- Advertisement – For many veterans in the Cape Fear, McCain was both a politician and relatable war hero who genuinely cared about the well being of veterans in the country.“I think in his mind what he does is always best for the country, particularly the military. Strong, always been a strong supporter of the military, where some have not,” Paschall said.Paschall served on the same ship as McCain during the Vietnam War. He remembers when the Vietnamese offered McCain his freedom after they took him prisoner.Related Article: Vietnam War veterans honor the fallen at Battleship service“His father was commander in chief of the pacific; he was a four-star admiral. It was nothing but a public ploy to make America look bad, and John McCain was smart. He turned him down, and he stayed and was out for, I think, another three years,” Paschall said.Other veterans say the Vietnamese were probably harder on McCain because of that decision.“He hung in there. His tenacity was still there, and he hung in there as a brave soldier and brave sailor. I regret his passing, because he is very well known for his behavior,” veteran Peter Harrington said.Even though he never became president, they wanted to support him.“I still have his bumper sticker at home because, you know, he didn’t get elected, but he still served his country in the Senate of the United States,” Harrington said.They just want to say goodbye now.“Fair winds and the following sea, John. See you in Heaven someday,” Paschall said.“God bless you, and keep your eye on the country. Really. ‘Cause he did. He was a patriot,” Harrington said.Many of the veterans said McCain really understood what they went through and are grateful for his efforts and dedication to the country.last_img read more

Drone units help capture wanted man

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says a Shallotte man was taken into custody Wednesday night with the help of the sheriff’s office drone team.The sheriff’s office says, Jacob Tyler Cortes, faces several charges, including felony assault on an individual with disability, felony conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, breaking or entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and habitual breaking and or entering.- Advertisement – Investigators say the Sunset Police Department initiated the charges on May 30.The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says drone team members were able to locate Cortes after he ran into an area off of Stone Chimney Road. The drone team then guided deputies to him within minutes.Cortes is being held under a $50,000 bond Brunswick County Detention Center.last_img read more

Technology of the year Awards Nominations Open

first_imgAdvertisement PC Tech’s annual Technology of the Year awards recognize the best and most innovative products and innitiatives in the most important ICT categories to businesses and IT professionals.The Awards are part of PC Tech’s commitment to inspiring and promoting technology initiatives across the continent.See Details Here!last_img

Licensed porn TV channels in South Africa contravened two criminalUber Banned in

first_imgAdvertisement Three pornographic television channels that were licensed have contravened of two criminal statutes, not-for-profit organisation Cause for Justice told the Western Cape High Court on Monday.Murray Bridgman, their advocate argued that the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) had contravened the Sexual Offences Amendment Act and the Films and Publications Act when granting the licences.Regarding the sexual offences act, he said On Digital Media (ODM), operating as Top TV and later StarSat, had admitted it was likely or may well happen that children would view their pornography. – Advertisement – “That is the form of legal intent known as dolis eventualis,” he said, explaining that a party could be held guilty where they knew the outcome of their actions would cause harm.Murray added that the extremely resourceful child would be able to bypass the required pin and other security features for the subscription channels. This amounted to contravening section 19 of the sexual offences act, which dealt with exposure to or display of pornography to children.Cause for Justice, Doctors for Life, and the Justice Alliance of SA are challenging Icasa’s decision last April to grant a licence to On Digital Media to air Playboy TV, Desire TV, and Private Spice (rebranded as the Brazzers channel).The licence was granted on condition that the three channels be offered as subscribed packages with age verification and other security features.Bridgman said ODM was also contravening the Films and Publications Act by exposing X18 content to children.“If ODM is challenged for contravening the act, doubtless they will say we are doing so under government licence… we are not guilty.”He argued that it was therefore imperative to revoke the licences for the safety of children, especially those in unordered and unprotected households.Bridgman added that while the courts treated pornography as a protected form of expression, it had relatively little constitutional value and was outweighed by the needs to protect vulnerable groups. The matter has been set down for argument until Wednesday.Source: The Citizenlast_img read more

Huawei is now Chinas largest smartphone vendor

first_imgCHINA-TECHNOLOGY-TELECOM-SMARTPHONE. GB3790 .Image Credit:mediacorp. Advertisement Huawei became the biggest smartphone vendor in China in the third quarter, according to estimates from research firm Canalys, unseating the dominant Xiaomi from the top spot.It’s the first time Huawei has taken the No. 1 position and comes at a challenging time for vendors targeting Chinese consumers. The country is now saturated with smartphones and the market for such devices has been slowing since earlier this year.“Huawei’s ascent to China’s smartphone throne is a remarkable feat, especially in the context of an increasingly cutthroat and maturing Chinese smartphone market,” according to Canalys analyst Jessie Ding.[related-posts] – Advertisement – Xiaomi is meanwhile “under tremendous pressure” to reach its worldwide target of selling 80 million smartphones in 2015. To do so it has to ramp up sales in markets outside of China, in particular in India and Brazil.Xiaomi’s head of global expansion Hugo Barra led the company’s launch in Brazil in the summer.“Brazil is going through an economic slowdown which has people making more careful purchasing decisions, and I think that certainly favors our approach,” Barra told Forbes.Still, rival Huawei saw 81% year-on-year shipment growth in the third quarter, while Xiaomi’s shipments shrank year-on-year as it struggled to sustain high growth, according to Canalys.“It is slowing down in its key home market,” says Ding.Canalys did not break out numbers for vendor sales in China but said it would do so at the end of October.[Forbes]last_img read more

Netflix has a new Logo Do you like it

first_imgAdvertisement Video on demand service Netflix has a new logo!This is the second time Netflix has changed its logo. The first change took place in 2014, when it switched from its DVD-era logo with a red background and old-school typeface to a flatter, more minimal design.For Comparison sake, have a look at the old and new logo side by side. – Advertisement – The new logo comes in handy across a variety of platform and is easy to identify with.Tell us in the comments. Do you like the new look or you prefer the old one?last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Friday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 22 November2.40 AscotDouble Ross 11/4 > 2/13.15 AscotNight Alliance 9/2 > 7/23.40 HaydockWolf Sword 25/1 > 10/1last_img