Tag: 419爱上海

184 patients were without beds at LUH during November

184 patients were without beds at LUH during November

first_img Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week A total of 184 patients found themselves without beds at Letterkenny University Hospital last month, a sharp increase on November last year, when the figure was 47.According to the INMO, between January and November, the total figure was 2,708, up slightly on last years 11 month total of 2,696. Facebook Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By admin – December 3, 2015 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+center_img Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleI’m A Celebrity 2015: Lady C’s final day in the jungle included arguments with Duncan Bannatyne and Tony HadleyNext articleDerry chamber highlights Invest NI’s focus on Belfast and its suburbs admin Pinterest Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 184 patients were without beds at LUH during November WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

English translation instructions

English translation instructions

first_imgEnglish translation instructions December 15, 2005 Regular News English translation instructionscenter_img At the request of the Florida Supreme Court, the Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases has submitted to the court a report proposing Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for use in cases where testimony is provided through a translator. The committee proposes the following new instructions: Instruction 2.8 – Preliminary Instructions; Instruction 2.9 – Instructions During Trial; Instruction 2.10 – Transcript of Recording in Foreign Language (Accuracy Not in Dispute); Instruction 2.11 – Transcript of Recording in Foreign Language (Accuracy in Dispute); and Instruction 2.12 – Closing Instructions. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposals, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before January 17, 2006, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Judge Dedee S. Costello, committee chair, C/O Les Garringer, Office of the General Counsel, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1925, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s Administrative Order In Re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Document s, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDAIN RE: STANDARD JURY INSTRUCTIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES (NO. 2005-7), CASE NO. SC05-1961 2.8 JURY TO BE GUIDED BY OFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTIONS [Language used] may be used during this trial. The evidence you are to consider is only that provided through the official court [interpreters] [translators]. Although some of you may know the [ language used ], it is important that all jurors consider the same evidence. Therefore, you must accept the English [interpretation] [translation]. You must disregard any different meaning. To be given if jurors are to be allowed to question the accuracy of the English interpretation. If, however, during the testimony there is a question as to the accuracy of the English interpretation, you may bring this matter to my attention by raising your hand. You should not ask your question or make any comment about the interpretation in the presence of the other jurors, or otherwise share your question or concern with any of them. I will take steps to see if your question can be answered and any discrepancy resolved. If, however, after such efforts a discrepancy remains, I emphasize that you must rely only upon the official English interpretation as provided by the court interpreter and disregard any other contrary interpretation. Comment This instruction should be given as part of the preliminary instructions to the jury. See United States v. Franco, 136 F.3d 622, 626 (9th Cir. 1998); United States v. Fuentes-Montijo, 68 F.3d 352, 355-56 (9th Cir. 1995). 2.9 JURY TO BE GUIDED BY OFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION INSTRUCTIONS DURING TRIAL Introduction and Oath to Interpreter The law requires that the court appoint a qualified interpreter to assist a witness who does not readily speak or understand the English language in testifying. The interpreter does not work for either side in this case. [He] [She] is completely neutral in the matter and is here solely to assist us in communicating with the witness. [He] [She] will repeat only what is said and will not add, omit, or summarize anything. The interpreter in this case is (insert name of interpreter). The oath will now be administered to the interpreter. Oath to Interpreter Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will make a true interpretation to the witness of all questions or statements made to [him] [her] in a language which that person understands, and interpret the witness’s statements into the English language, to the best of your abilities, So Help You God. Foreign Language Testimony You are about to hear testimony of a witness who will be testifying in [language used] . This witness will testify through the official court interpreter. Although some of you may know the [language used], it is important that all jurors consider the same evidence. Therefore, you must accept the English translation of the witness’s testimony. You must disregard any different meaning. To be given if jurors are to be allowed to question the accuracy of the English interpretation. If, however, during the testimony there is a question as to the accuracy of the English interpretation, you may bring this matter to my attention by raising your hand. You should not ask your question or make any comment about the interpretation in the presence of the other jurors, or otherwise share your question or concern with any of them. I will take steps to see if your question can be answered and any discrepancy resolved. If, however, after such efforts a discrepancy remains, I emphasize that you must rely only upon the official English interpretation as provided by the court interpreter and disregard any other contrary interpretation. Comment This instruction should be given to the jury immediately before the testimony of a witness who will be testifying through the services of an official court interpreter. C.f. United States v. Franco, 136 F.3d 622, 626 (9th Cir. 1998) (jury properly instructed that it must accept translation of foreign language tape-recording where the accuracy of the translation is not in issue); United States v. Fuentes-Montijo, 68 F.3d 352, 355-56 (9th Cir. 1995). 2.10 JURY TO BE GUIDED BY OFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (ACCURACY NOT IN DISPUTE) You are about to listen to a tape recording in [language used ]. Each of you has been given a transcript of the recording which has been admitted into evidence. The transcript is a translation of the foreign language tape recording. Although some of you may know the [language used ], it is important that all jurors consider the same evidence. Therefore, you must accept the English translation contained in the transcript and disregard any different meaning. Comment This instruction is appropriate immediately prior to the jury hearing a tape-recorded conversation in a foreign language if the accuracy of the translation is not an issue. See, e.g., United States v. Franco, 136 F.3d 622, 626 (9th Cir. 1998); United States v. Fuentes-Montijo, 68 F.3d 352, 355-56 (9th Cir. 1995). 2.11 JURY TO BE GUIDED BY OFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (ACCURACY IN DISPUTE) You are about to listen to a tape recording in [language used]. Each of you has been given a transcript of the recording. The transcripts were provided to you [by the State] [the defendant] so that you could consider the content of the recordings. The transcript is an English translation of the foreign language tape recording. Whether a transcript is an accurate translation, in whole or in part, is for you to decide. In considering whether a transcript accurately describes the meaning of a conversation, you should consider the testimony presented to you regarding how, and by whom, the transcript was made. You may consider the knowledge, training, and experience of the translator, as well as the nature of the conversation and the reasonableness of the translation in light of all the evidence in the case. You should not rely in any way on any knowledge you may have of the language spoken on the recording; your consideration of the transcripts should be based on the evidence introduced in the trial. Comment This instruction is appropriate immediately prior to the jury hearing a tape-recorded conversation in a foreign language if the accuracy of the translation is an issue. See, e.g., United States v. Jordan, 223 F.3d 676, 689 (7th Cir. 2000). See also Seventh Circuit Federal Criminal Jury Instructions, § 3.18. 2.12 JURY TO BE GUIDED BY OFFICIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION CLOSING INSTRUCTIONS [Language used] has been used during this trial. The evidence you are to consider is only that provided through the official court [interpreters] [translators]. Although some of you may know [language used ], it is important that all jurors consider the same evidence. Therefore, you must base your decision on the evidence presented in the English [interpretation] [translation]. You must disregard any different meaning. To be given if jurors have been allowed to question the accuracy of the English interpretation. If, during the testimony there was a question as to the accuracy of the English interpretation and steps were taken to resolve any discrepancies and despite these efforts a discrepancy remains, I emphasize that you must rely only upon the official English interpretation as provided by the court interpreter and disregard any other contrary interpretation. Comment See United States v. Franco, 136 F.3d 622, 626 (9th Cir. 1998); United States v. Rrapi, 175 F.3d 742, 748 (9th Cir. 1999); United States v. Fuentes-Montijo, 68 F.3d 352, 355-56 (9th Cir. 1995).last_img read more

Mikel Arteta finally allows Matteo Guendouzi to return to Arsenal training

Mikel Arteta finally allows Matteo Guendouzi to return to Arsenal training

first_imgThe midfielder was exiled from the first team after a defeat to Brighton (Picture: Sky Sports News)Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has finally been brought back in from the cold by manager Mikel Arteta, with the Frenchman once again allowed to train with the first team.Guendouzi and Arteta had a major falling out at the end of last season following the youngster’s clash with Brighton striker Neal Maupay, having grabbed the forward around the throat.Although he avoided a suspension, Arteta opted to discipline Guendouzi anyway – though the 21-year-old was fuming with his manager’s reaction having felt he was defending his teammates. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 9 Sep 2020 11:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.4kShares Comment Advertisement Guendouzi sent a pointed message after his outings for the France Under-21 team, writing on social media: ‘Two games, six points! Proud of my team. Now, let’s go back to work Arsenal!’Wednesday’s session was the first with the entire first team squad all together, though David Luiz – who has been struggling with a neck injury picked up in the Community Shield – was not present as the team gear up to take on Fulham on Saturday in their first game of the new Premier League season.Arteta will speak to the media on Friday at his pre-match press conference, with Guendouzi’s return to training undoubtedly one of the many topics he will be quizzed on.MORE: Rob Holding set to start Arsenal’s clash vs Fulham after David Luiz injuryMORE: Gabriel Magalhaes sends message to Arsenal teammate David LuizFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal are training ahead of their Premier League opener against Fulham, but David Luiz is not present! pic.twitter.com/SUBRkb1PAL— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 9, 2020 Guendouzi fell out with Arteta after being reprimanded for grabbing Maupay (Picture: Getty)Earlier in the match, Maupay had pushed over goalkeeper Bernd Leno which resulted in a gruesome injury for the German shot-stopper, who did not play again that season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal had eight more matches after their defeat to Brighton but Guendouzi was not involved in any of them, not making a single matchday squad or even attending Wembley for the FA Cup final, with Arteta forcing him to train with the youth team until he had learnt his lesson.But Arteta’s actions did not have the intended effect, with Guendouzi – whose behaviour had got him in trouble previously – instead pushing to leave the club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut with no suitable offers forthcoming, and Arsenal so far unable to bring in top midfield target Thomas Partey, Guendouzi now looks set to be given a chance to win back Arteta’s favour.Having reported back to London Colney after the international break, Guendouzi was involved in first-team training on Wednesday for the first time since June – nearly three months ago. Mikel Arteta finally allows Matteo Guendouzi to return to Arsenal traininglast_img read more

Stability returns to South Africa

Stability returns to South Africa

first_img18 May 2015Stability has returned to South African and further loss of life following recent xenophobic violence has been prevented, says Jeff Radebe, the minister for performance, monitoring and evaluation in the Presidency.He was satisfied with the work of the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on migration to stabilise the country. It has been just over a month violence broke out in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.“The work of the IMC in dealing with all the underlying causes of the tensions between communities and foreign nationals, and the prompt activation of the Natjoints [National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure], as well as the deployment of the security forces to volatile areas, has served as a strong deterrent to potential perpetrators,” Radebe said yesterday.Speaking about the progress of the work done by the IMC, he said security agencies continued to work around the clock to protect foreign nationals and South African citizens against any attacks.“We are maintaining law and order around the country. We believe the attacks against foreign nationals have been stopped because of the work done by [the] government and civil society organisations in mobilising communities to denounce the violence, and ensure peace and harmony among all who reside in our country.”Arrests madeA total of 3 914 people were arrested for various crimes during an operation aimed at addressing security challenges across the country. “It needs to be noted that while 1 650 undocumented migrants were arrested, 2 264 South African citizens were arrested in connection with various crimes.”Those arrested were held for crimes such as human trafficking, possession of explosives, drug possession, murder, robbery, rape as well as the possession of illegal firearms, housebreaking, and theft as part of Operation Fiela-Reclaim, he said.Operation Fiela is a multidisciplinary operation by various state entities to stop crime. It deals with illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings and other illegal activities.“As a country, we are concerned about the safety and well-being of all those who live and work here and we want to ensure that both South Africans and the foreign nationals who live in our midst, are and feel safe,” Radebe said.He reiterated that the operation was not targeting law-abiding citizens or law- abiding foreign nationals. “The government will never authorise actions that are contrary to our Constitution and the laws of the country.”Hijacked buildingsThe operations were intelligence driven and would continue to target areas, buildings and spaces which were known to be frequented by criminals. In the next weeks and months, the government would accelerate its efforts to take back public buildings that had been hijacked either by foreign nationals or South Africans.Efforts would also be made, he said, “to rid townships and villages of drugs” such as nyaope, wunga and tik. “We are determined to take back the communities from criminals and to re-assert the authority of the state.”The IMC would continue working to deal with the underlying socio-economic issues that prompted the tensions between South Africans and foreign nationals.“Issues of migration management have been the sole responsibility of the Department of Home Affairs. As we move forward, we will be including all of government in developing a new integrated migration policy to address our challenges in a collaborative and integrated manner,” Radebe said.Stakeholders such as civil society and foreign national organisations would participate in managing migration.The government welcomed the skills that foreign nationals brought and the contribution they made to the economy, the minister said. “We are, however, concerned about those, both South African and foreigners, who illegally run businesses that are in some cases unlicensed, as well as those who engage in collusion, evade taxes, import counterfeit goods and conduct illegal business practices to the detriment of our economy.”As part of Operation Fiela, the government would ensure that informal businesses were properly licensed and local government by-laws were effectively implemented.In addition, Radebe said 5 645 people had been repatriated voluntarily. “The Department of Social Development continues to work closely with other relevant departments, as well as civil society organisations, to provide support to displaced foreign nationals.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Discover small-town South Africa

Discover small-town South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa is known for its gold and diamonds, but if you want to discover its real gems, head for the small towns and villages that lie just off the beaten the track – the country’s heartland.Small towns in South Africa are the country’s hidden gems. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterOften a haven for artists and creative people who need peace and quiet to flourish, small towns give travellers the opportunity to meet colourful local characters who still have the time to talk and settings that can take your breath away.Western CapeEastern CapeMpumalangaFree StateNorth WestWESTERN CAPEKnysnaLying on the Garden Route in the Western Cape, the coastal town of Knysna offers incredible vistas of the lagoon and the ocean and a famous forest that shelters elusive elephants.At the Knysna Heads the ocean crashes through a narrow rocky outcrop to feed the waters of the lagoon – a nursery for all manner of sea life, such as the tiny Knysna seahorse. Voted South Africa’s best small town in a recent competition, Knysna is rich in art galleries and offers great coffee shops and restaurants. Then there’s the feast of oysters, both cultivated in the lagoon and harvested in the wild.Knysna’s people are by far its most colourful attraction, ranging from the obviously arty to Rastafarians – a whole settlement – as well as fishermen and the wealthy, who have found their paradise along South Africa’s garden route.Visit the Knysna Tourism websiteFranschhoekIn the heart of the Cape Winelands, Franschoek is a little bit of France in Africa. Settled by French Huguenots who fled religious persecution in the 1700s, it is known for its restaurants, five-star guest-houses and excellent wineries. This area is second to Cape Town as the culinary heart of South Africa. Home-made cheeses, preserves, chocolates, baked goods and breads are on show in all the local shops, and the town has a wealth of art galleries.Visit the Franschhoek Tourism websiteSimonstownSimonstown near Cape Town is founded on naval tradition. From the early days this town functioned as the principal South Atlantic Base for the Royal Navy before it became the home of the South-African navy. Visitors can explore the fascinating Naval Museum, walk the streets to soak up the atmosphere and relax in one of the many ocean-side restaurants and bars following a naval theme. Whales and great white sharks patrol these waters and sightings are common.Visit the Simonstown websiteDarlingThe little town of Darling, lying between the West Coast and the Swartland in the Western Cape, is one of South Africa’s foremost artist colonies. Easily accessible from Cape Town, it first attracted attention from the carpets of wild flowers that blossom in the springtime.Quaint restaurants and coffee shops, a theatre, a number of B&Bs and a myriad of shops have since sprung up in this scenic setting. The town also has a famous ambassador, Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout – otherwise known as South African actor and satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys.Visit the Darling Tourism websiteVisit the Evita se Perron websitePaternosterVisiting the West Coast town of Paternoster, north of Cape Town, is like walking into a living painting, with colourful fishing boats, fishermen’s houses, holiday homes and huge boulders overlooking the bay. Everyone meets at the local hotel to swap stories, and a beach braai of lobster and fresh local fish is tradition, with the sunset over the ocean providing the perfect setting.Visit the Paternoster websiteOudtshoornThe home of the local ostrich industry and the annual Klein-Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn lies in an arid but spectacular setting in the shadow of the Western Cape’s Swartberg Mountains.The mansions built by ostrich feather farmers of yesteryear are a must-see, as are the spectacular Cango caves, often a venue for choral performances. Enjoy ostrich dishes in local restaurants, and shop for ostrich leather products.Visit the Oudtshoorn Info websiteMatjiesfonteinToday a testament to Victorian splendour, this railway stop became a small town thanks to one man – James Logan. An official with the Cape Government Railways, he suffered from a chest complaint. A transfer to the Karoo proved so beneficial that he decided to stay, farm and acquire land there, amongst which was the area around the Matjiesfontein station.He realised locomotives travelling inland were thirsty for water – and so were their passengers. He pumped water from his farm bore holes to the station and while the locomotives tanked up, he served the passengers food and drink in his restaurant. The restaurant gave way to the majestic Lord Milner hotel he built in the elegant Victorian style. It is as fashionable today as it was way back then.Visit the Matjiesfontein websiteEASTERN CAPENieu BethesdaA Hollywood movie has even been made in this tiny Karoo hamlet to celebrate its most famous inhabitant – Helen Martins. An artist and recluse, she created fantasy creatures out of glass and cement and scandalised the town with her eccentric ways.Her home, known as the Owl House, is a museum where huge camel sculptures, wise men and owls stand testament to her vision and passion. It has become a place of pilgrimage for artists and travellers alike.The Ibis Gallery on the main road of Nieu Bethesda boasts contemporary South African art, while the local watering hole is home to some of the area’s more colourful inhabitants.Visit the Nieu Bethesda websiteVisit the Owl House website Owl House: recluse’s masterpiecePort St JohnsPort St Johns is a swashbuckling village of legend on the Pondo side of the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. It is also one of the highlights on any international backpacker’s world itinerary because of its natural setting, frontier atmosphere and appeal to more adventurous younger travellers.From one of the most interesting airstrips in Africa, one can see the famed Gates of St Johns (Mounts Thesiger and Sullivan) on either side of the river. Three good beaches, excellent fishing and a general atmosphere of live and let live have made the coastal village a hotspot for young tourists looking for adventure on the wild side of Africa.Visit the Port St Johns websiteHippos and hippies at Port St JohnsMPUMALANGADullstroomThe trout-fishing capital of South Africa and only two hours from Johannesburg, Dullstroom offers city dwellers the perfect weekend getaway. Founded by Dutch settler Wolterus Dull 120 years ago, the town has beautiful scenery, great bird life, delightful decor and antique shops and lots of local colour.Don’t miss the pancake parlour in the middle of town or some of the more lively pubs and bars. There are one or two superb restaurants in the area and accommodation ranges from rustic to fabulous and five-star. And Dullstroom’s sweet shop is the finest in the country .Visit the Dullstroom Online websiteVisit the Dullstroom Reservations websiteVisit the Dullstroom Info websitePilgrims RestThe entire town of Pilgrims Rest has been declared a national monument. Established the 1880s after gold was found along the banks of the Pilgrims Creek River, the town is a living museum, giving visitors a glimpse of life in the early gold-rush days of South Africa.The graveyard is a must-see for its historic gravesites, such as the robber’s grave, and the buildings take one back to another era. The Royal Hotel, in particular, keeps the stately glory of yesteryear living alive even today. Not too far from Pilgrims lie some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.Visit the Pilgrims Rest websiteKaapschehoopKaapschehoop a haven for the last wild horses of South Africa that roam the town freely. Harem, a young artist, is the town’s most famous son after Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines’ fame discovered his work. A walk through a labyrinth of rocks the escarpment overlooking Swaziland. Many artists live here permanently, and there are a number of beautiful guest- houses in town, plus other accommodation to suit all pockets.Visit the Kaapschehoop websiteFREE STATEClarensClarens offers the visitor a relaxed but vibrant atmosphere. (Image: Priya Pitamber)Home to potters, actors, artists and a number of community-based art projects, this little town offers the visitor a relaxed but vibrant atmosphere. The road between Clarens and Fouriesburg is one of the most scenic in the country. Just beyond the town lies the Golden Gate National Park, which has incredible mountain outcrops, clear streams and wildlife. Clarens also boasts farm-stay accommodation, giving visitors an authentic farm experience – Free State style.“The Free State Landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood,” Nelson Mandela said once. “When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in and that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons.”Visit the Clarens Tourism websiteVisit the Clarens Reservations websiteNORTH WESTGroot MaricoGroot Marico in North West of South Africa is known for its mampoer – a distilled and potent alcohol made from peaches – and its most famous citizen, author Herman Charles Bosman, who set many of his works in the district. The town hosts the annual Herman Charles Bosman literary weekend every October, with visitors from all over the country visiting the Marico to celebrate some of South Africa’s best loved tales.Visit the Marico Tourism websiteSource: South African TourismWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 4, 2019

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 4, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It’s a tale of north vs. south today. In the north, we expect no precipitation today, and we should see a mix of clouds and sun. In the south, we have clouds building through the day, and precipitation starts to work into southwest OH closer to this evening. h. From there action spreads up to the I-70 corridor, and rain totals from the event will be from .1”-.5” from I-70 southward. As we mentioned yesterday, we may have to watch for some of the moisture to sneak north of I-70 in eastern Ohio, but it still is mostly a southern rain event. The weekend is dry, both Saturday and Sunday. Clouds will mix with sun both days, but clouds will increase quickly Sunday afternoon. A cold front sweeps through the state from the northwest Monday, and has the potential to bring .1”-.7” of rain with 90% coverage. The map at right is a snapshot of the potential set up late Monday afternoon. This moisture will linger into early Tuesday morning. Clouds dominate the rest of the day Tuesday, but should yield some sun late. We will be partly sunny and dry at midweek next week for Wednesday and Thursday. Temps will be above normal still. We have some changes to the forecast this morning for late next week. Precipitation moves back in for Friday and continues through Saturday. A large part of the moisture will be rain, but we may bookend the system with snow. Precipitation may start as snow in northwest Ohio next Friday before turning to rain, and then later Saturday afternoon as cold air returns behind the front, we look for rain to end as snow with minor accumulations over a large part of the state. We won’t rule out a coating to 2” in spots This system has plenty of time to change, but looks to be a much bigger player in the pattern as mother nature shifts to a much colder pattern for the second half of the month. We will stay cloudy for next Sunday and look for a bit of light snow and flurries. There should not be any serious accumulation, but we will see strong winds, creating some blowing snow potential along with lower wind chills. The extended period starts off dry, but chilly. Our next system arrives for the 16th and 17th. There can be some rain in southern Ohio, but a large part of the state will see cold enough air to create a good snow storm. There can be significant accumulations out of that system. We follow it up with more cold air but should dry down for the 18th and 19th.last_img read more

Mobile Carriers Throw Down With Contract-Free Plans

Mobile Carriers Throw Down With Contract-Free Plans

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Is it any surprise that Americans hate getting locked into two-year contracts with mobile carriers? Only to the carriers themselves and even they’re answering the clue phone. In reaction to nearly a third of Americans switching to prepaid phones and perhaps even smartphone market fatigue, major carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are offering more flexible options: JUMP, Next and Edge.As recently as a year ago, consumers were content to lock into two-year contracts with mobile carriers in exchange for the best coverage, fastest wireless and newest smartphone models. The other option is a prepaid phone plan, which sells you a phone at the start and provides contract-free coverage on a month-to-month basis. No contract is nice, but at the beginning prepaid carriers didn’t offer competitive coverage. Now prepaid phone carriers are upping their games, with cheaper rates beating indentured servitude contracts with the major carriers. In the first quarter of 2013, nearly one third of smart phones were prepaid. Last week T-Mobile’s JUMP, short for Just Upgrade My Phone, was announced: the first no-contract phone plan to come from one of the Big Four. JUMP allows customers to upgrade their phones twice a year rather than getting locked into a 24-month contract. Through JUMP, you can choose to be charged an extra $10 per month to lease the phone in exchange for this freedom. Today, AT&T announced Next, a clear echo of Jump. Next will allow consumers to pay for their phones in a monthly installment plan before upgrading once a year. With monthly installments in lieu of a down payment, customers can buy their digital freedom. Rumor has it Big Red may not be far behind. A leaked Verizon training slide hints about Edge, an offering that will compete with JUMP and Next. Instead of making a down payment and staying locked in for 24-months, Edge could let customers make monthly payments, and upgrade as soon as the device is paid 50% off. Too Little, Too Late?All of this news from the carriers leave many questions unanswered. It doesn’t look like improved coverage is part of the deal, for one. But in the end, these programs aren’t about offering better coverage, or even better value. The goal is to ostensibly offer the consumer more freedom. “We are going to redefine a stupid, broken and arrogant industry,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere told the audience at the JUMP announcement event in New York City last week. Arrogant is right. People no longer want to put up with mobile carriers who put limits on how they can or can’t use their phones. That may be enough of a draw to pull people in.Without lowered prices, though, there’s no temptation yet for people already on prepaid plans to switch over to a major mobile carrier (though I can guess it’s only a matter of time before they sweeten the deal). The rest of us drones under contract might want to keep an eye out to see if these will really deliver some phone freedom and perhaps some savings, too.Updated at 11 p.m. EDT: Corrected inaccuracies in the story that made the major carrier plans directly comparable to existing pre-paid plans. While all three plans have a common feature of prepaid plans—the ability to toss and acquire new phones as often as possible—they differ from prepaid plans in one major way: customers don’t have to buy the phone up front.Photo by Clean Wal-Mart on Flickr.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#AT&T#T-Mobile#verizon center_img Related Posts lauren orsini What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Somerset beat Auckland by four wickets

Somerset beat Auckland by four wickets

first_imgAuckland Aces were knockout of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament after they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Somerset in a nail-biting qualifying match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. ScoreElecting to bat, Auckland could never recover from their disastrous start where they lost three wickets for 14 runs in 3.1 overs and were restricted by Somerset to 125 for seven in their stipulated 20 overs.Lou Vincent provided some resistance with an unbeaten run-a-ball 47, laced with three fours and a six, but with wickets tumbling on the other hand, he could do very little.Somerset batsmen then achieved the target in the last ball of the match to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the main tournament. They will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in a virtual knock-out tomorrow.Chasing 126 to win, Somerset opener Chris Jones blasted three quick fours before a stunning catch at point by Jimmy Adams off Kyle Mills ended his innings.RE van der Merwe and Peter Trego then took Somerset across the fifty mark but Ronnie Hira struck in the ninth over, removing the former to reduce them to 52 for two.Michael Bates then struck twice in two balls, dismissing Trego and Nick Compton, as all of sudden Somerset slipped to 54 for four in 9.2 overs.Fifteen balls later, Chris Martin removed Arul Suppiah (3) as Somerset lost half their side, still needing 62 off 49 balls.James Hildreth and Steve Snell then joined hands and stitched 61 runs off 48 balls to take Somerset on the threshold of victory.Hildreth was run-out in the second last delivery of their innings when he tried to steal an extra run but it didn’t have any bearing on the results as next batsman Thomas scored the winning runs in the last ball of the match.advertisement-With PTI inputslast_img read more

Megadeth, Santana in Delhi’s October music fest

Megadeth, Santana in Delhi’s October music fest

first_imgThere’s no way you can be anywhere other than Delhi this October – November as event organisers have decided to end the Capital’s drought and lay out some of the best musical acts that we have grown to love.Enrique, October 19, HUDA GroundsPopstar Enrique Iglesias, guitar sensation Carlos Santana, Heavy Metal gods Megadeth and Jamaican reggae sensation Sean Paul – the list of names is like an invitation to nirvana for any lover of good music.It doesn’t matter if you dig the head – banging music of Megadeth or the classic guitar riffs of Santana, the next four weeks promise to bring out the best even in those with two left feet.Santana is the big draw at F1 Rocks this time.Santana, the ten – time Grammy winner, is the big draw at F1 Rocks on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 28. You can catch the four – member Megadeth at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, which will also take place at the circuit on the coming Sunday ( October 14).Anoushka Shankar, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Kaiserdisco, Indus Creed, The Circus, Parikrama, Zero, Scribe and Undying Inc.are some of the other names lined up for the Weekender taking place on October 13- 14.Sean Paul, November 2, HUDA GroundsEnrique, who’ll perform at the HUDA Grounds in Sector – 29, Gurgaon, recently released his single Finally Found You and is open to suggestions from fans for his next Indian collaboration, having worked with Sunidhi Chauhan on Heartbeat in 2010.”Fans can definitely expect a lot of surprises and some great new productions,” says the singer, who gave us Bailamos, Hero and Addicted, over Email. “I cant give away any more info than that, you’ll just have to come and see for yourself.” Multi –  faceted artiste Sean Shake That Thing Paul, who’ll also perform at HUDA Grounds on November 2, also plans to stop by in Goa. The buzz in the music circles is that Paul will scout for new talent when hes here.advertisementMegadeth, October 14, Buddh InternationalWith Paul wondering aloud if he should open his maiden act in India with a surya namaskar and Enrique promising that “it’s going to be awesome”, music lovers should be on high alert – this is the beginning of the good times.last_img read more