Thomas Pringle TD again calls on the public to resist Houselod Charge

first_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Thomas Pringle TD again calls on the public to resist Houselod Charge Previous article8 men charged after west Donegal gardai were surrounded by clubbersNext articleIrish government must recommit to A5 – Mc Conalogue News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Campaigners opposed to the new household charge are stepping up the campaign against the 100-euro fee.They will be joined by nine TD’s at St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, as they begin distributing flyers that urge people not to pay the charge.The campaign says it’s printed the flyers in response to the government’s leaf-letting of 1.8 million households – advising them to register and pay the charge by the end of March.Donegal Independent TD Thomas Pringle will be among those on St Stephen’s Green – He is again calling on people across the country to unite in rejecting the household charge:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/prinrawstephen.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – February 15, 2012 Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Divided COA Upholds Drug, Firearm Convictions, Can’t Solve Gun ‘Conundrum’

first_imgOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThough the warrantless search that led to a man’s drug- and firearm-related convictions was lawful, a divided panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals was stumped on how to resolve the “conundrum” of when or if the man’s gun can be returned to him.In Darnell Cleveland v. State of Indiana, 18A-CR-2298, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officers Eric Parrish and Nickolas Smith stopped a Ford Explorer after observing the vehicle speeding and learning the license plate number was registered to a Chevrolet. As the officers approached the vehicle, they smelled raw marijuana.While searching the vehicle’s driver — who had an outstanding warrant — for weapons, Smith saw passenger Darnell Cleveland walking away with a gold bag. Cleveland complied with an order to drop the bag, which Smith later opened and found a handgun and two baggies of marijuana.Cleveland admitted the gun was his and said he knew about the marijuana, but claimed he had “nothing to do with” the drugs. He was later charged with one count of carrying a handgun without a license and one count of possession of marijuana, both as Class A misdemeanors.At his trial, Cleveland objected to the admission of the marijuana and gun, arguing the evidence was obtained from an unconstitutional search. He argued later that the state lacked probable cause to arrest him, but the Marion Superior Court overruled both objections and found him guilty as charged.Cleveland was sentenced to an aggregate 365 days, all suspended, and was ordered to pay a $50 public defender fee. The trial judge also ordered that his gun be destroyed.The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld Cleveland’s convictions on Monday, with Judge John Baker writing that the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against warrantless searches extended to the gold bag because the bag was inside the vehicle when officers initially believed the vehicle contained contraband.“The probable cause to stop and search the vehicle and its contents was established from the beginning, and said probable cause did not cease the moment Cleveland exited the vehicle and walked away,” Baker wrote. “If this were the case, passengers — even those as compliant, respectful, and non-violent as Cleveland — would have license to abscond with contraband from police presence to avoid any possibility of arrest for themselves or for those still inside the vehicle.”The search was also lawful under the Indiana Constitution, Baker said, because the smell of marijuana emanating from the car and the discrepancy in the license plate’s registration created a “strong suspicion” of illegal activity. Further, Cleveland had already been detained as part of the initial stop, and the officers had authority to defuse the “precarious situation” when Cleveland began to walk away. The appellate court likewise upheld the $50 public defender fee, imposed against Cleveland without an indigency hearing, noting Indiana Code section 35-33-7-6(c) does not require a hearing. Further, though the judge did not make an explicit indigency finding, the panel said the record reveals that “(t)he trial court did its due diligence by inquiring into Cleveland’s financial abilities and making an implicit finding about Cleveland’s indigency status.” But in a footnote, the court said it’s best practice to make explicit indigency findings.But Cleveland did secure a partial victory when the appellate court found error in the trial court’s order for Cleveland’s gun to be destroyed. Relying on Trice v. State, 114 N.E. 3d 496, 501 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018), Baker said the “misuse of firearms” that allows for guns to be withheld post-conviction, as contemplated in Indiana Code § 35-47-3-2(b), does not include “mere possession.”Even so, the appellate panel stopped short of ordering the return of Cleveland’s gun, noting he is still not licensed to carry the weapon, “and the trial court does not have the authority to return the firearm directly to Cleveland.”“As of now, given our lack of statutory guidance, we order that the IMPD must withhold Cleveland’s firearm until a proper solution becomes available,” Baker said. “This is a conundrum that only our General Assembly can resolve.”The case was remanded.Judge Cale Bradford dissented in part from the majority opinion, in which Baker was joined by Judge Margret Robb. Bradford’s dissent focused on the issue of the handgun, with the dissenting judge writing that the reasoning of Trice is “unpersuasive.”Noting Cleveland told law enforcement he was carrying the weapon for protection, Bradford said the defendant was “’using’ the handgun for self-defense by carrying it with him.”“This use becomes misuse, however, when the person is not legally entitled to carry that handgun,” he said. “I conclude that the authorities were well within their rights to seize and destroy Cleveland’s handgun.”Bradford further wrote that the decisions in Nicoson v. State, 938 N.E.2d, 660 (Ind. 2010), and Mickens v. State, 742 N.E.2d 927 (Ind. 2001) – which the Trice court relied on – are not applicable here. Thus, he would affirm the trial court in all respects.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Brazilian Army Petty Officer Second Class Second at the Modern Pentathlon World Championship

first_img In spite of leading the laser shooting and run combined event, the last trial of the event, the gold went to the current Olympic champion, Lithuanian athlete Laura Asadauskaite, who won with a five-second difference (5,312). The bronze went to Russian athlete Donata Rimsaite, vice-champion of the 2010 World Games, who reached the finish line two seconds before the Brazilian athlete (5,284). By Dialogo August 29, 2013 On August 24, in Taiwan, Petty Officer Second Class Yane Marques stepped on the podium to receive one more unprecedented title for her and for Brazil: second place in the Modern Pentathlon world championship. The silver medal came a little over a year after Yane became the first Latin-American athlete to win medals in the Modern Pentathlon, shortly after winning the bronze in the London Games. In the combined competition, Yane displayed a great performance with the fifth best time of the championship (13:02:42), earning 2,072 points. With a fast time and great aim at the laser shooting event, the athlete from Pernambuco remained in first place for all four 800-meter interval running series. The Brazilian athlete passed Elodie and Murray, and after being threatened by her Russian competitor Liudmila Kukushkina, who ended in 29th place, she continued to lead the competition in many instances, but ended up being overrun in the last series. In order to achieve second place, Yane had to improve greatly throughout the five events in the final. On August 23, she started off the day in 11th place, after the fencing competition (19 victories and 880 points total), then she moved to seventh with the ninth best time in swimming: 2:15:20 (1,180). The athlete, who is currently fifth in the world at the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM), continued her climb toward the world vice-championship after the ninth best horse riding presentation. In horse jumping, she only knocked over one obstacle and earned a total of 1,160 points. The athlete from Pernambuco came in third place in horse back riding, as she took off 14 seconds behind the current champion, French athlete Elodie Clouvel, and only 6 seconds after second place holder, the athlete from England, Samantha Murray, who won the silver medal in the 2012 London Games. The Brazilian Army Sports Committee athlete won the historic medal after a very balanced dispute at the Fengshan Stadium, in Kaoshiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, with a total of 5,292 points. last_img read more

YouTube Channels Making Money From Advertisements, Memberships Amplify Trump Voting Fraud Claims

first_imgGoogle, Facebook and Twitter and others have struggled to guard against the misinformation as millions of posts arrive each day.Researchers who track misinformation say it is fueled by content creators who see an opportunity to profit from it. Over the last few years, they have pressured YouTube and its advertisers to tighten scrutiny.Some YouTube advertisers now avoid sponsoring political content. But the memberships offering, under which fans pay a few dollars monthly for exclusive content and promotional merchandise, has helped offset lost advertisement sales.- Advertisement – YouTube, owned by Alphabet’s Google, has rules that forbid channels using its revenue-generation tools from making “claims that are demonstrably false and could significantly undermine participation or trust in an electoral or democratic process.”Google did not immediately respond when asked if it would suspend ads and membership sales on the channels, a penalty commonly known as “demonetisation.”With ballot tallying ongoing in a few states whose results will decide the hotly contested race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Trump has made unsubstantiated accusations about the Democratic party’s stealing the election. Trump’s supporters have rallied behind the misinformation on social media and in protests outside vote-counting sites.- Advertisement – At least nine popular YouTube channels were promoting on Thursday debunked accusations about voting fraud in the US presidential race, conspiratorial content that could jeopardise advertising and memberships revenue they get from the video service.Reuters found the channels, ranging from ones with 1,000 followers to more than 6,29,000, endorsing claims that fact-checking units of the Associated Press, Reuters and other organisations have deemed false or inaccurate.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – One of the channels seen by Reuters, JohnTalks, shared two videos on Thursday about alleged voter fraud in Michigan, a key battleground state in the election that Biden has won, generating more than 90,000 views in eight hours.Among the claims cited was that wagons, suitcases and coolers were used to smuggle ballots into a counting center. At least three news outlets investigated the claim and determined the items carried food for election workers and camera equipment for a local TV station.JohnTalks did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.The liberal online watchdog group Media Matters for America said in a report on Thursday that it found videos making dubious claims post-election have garnered more than 1 million views collectively.YouTube’s policy on “demonstrably false” election information drew attention on Wednesday when CNBC reported that One American News Network was generating ad revenue from its YouTube video prematurely declaring Trump the winner. YouTube said it would not remove the video, but stopped running ads on it.Trump’s talk of fraud has created opportunity for his critics, too. Some popular YouTube channels, which run ads and sell memberships, have generated hundreds of thousands of views on videos rebutting Trump supporters’ claims of voter fraud.© Thomson Reuters 2020Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Grief-torn Man Utd summon nerve for final test

United are seeking to win the only trophy they have never won and, in doing so, secure a place in next season’s Champions League, having failed to qualify via the Premier League.They can also become only the fifth club — after Ajax, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Chelsea — to have won the Champions League, the Europa League and the now defunct European Cup Winners’ Cup.Mourinho, who won the UEFA Cup with Porto in 2003, has already steered United to League Cup glory, but he accepts his maiden Old Trafford season will be perceived as a failure if his side fall to Bosz’s dazzling young Ajax team.There will be no glorious homecoming for Zlatan Ibahimovic, United’s Swedish former Ajax striker, who is injured, while centre-back Eric Bailly is suspended.Ajax, four-time European champions, have reached their first European final since a 4-2 loss on penalties to Juventus in the 1995-96 Champions League.They won the previous season’s Champions League and with fabled figures from their 1990s golden team now employed behind the scenes, there is a feeling that the Amsterdam giants have rediscovered themselves.“All the young players in Ajax are blessed,” said Bosz, who will be without suspended centre-back Nick Viergever.“A lot of those players are still working in Ajax. We have Edwin van der Sar and Marc Overmars, our CEOs. Dennis Bergkamp is one of our assistant coaches.“Obviously the young players know our history because they’re educated from our youth academy.“We have our own way of playing, which I always call the Ajax way of playing. Tomorrow, if we can play our way, we have a chance.” Share on: WhatsApp Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Manchester United will attempt to put aside their grief on Wednesday in a Europa League final against Ajax scarred by the deadly terror attack in their home city.What should have been a showpiece occasion will instead carry a sombre tone, with players joining together for a pre-match minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed at Manchester Arena on Monday.“It should be one big celebration, but when something like this happens two days before, the fact we’ve been discussing it just goes to show the impact,” Ajax coach Peter Bosz told his pre-game media conference in Stockholm.“It is a match that Manchester wants to win, that we want to win and that we are going to try to win. But there is a shadow hanging over this final.”United cancelled their own pre-match press conference, with their only public appearance a solemn walk around the Friends Arena pitch as evening descended over the Swedish capital on Tuesday.United manager Jose Mourinho said he and his players were finding it hard not to think about the attack, which targeted fans leaving a pop concert by the American singer Ariana Grande and left 59 people injured.“We can’t take out of our minds and hearts the victims and their families,” Mourinho said in comments published on Twitter by United.United captain Wayne Rooney described the news as “devastating”, while executive vice-chaiman Ed Woodward said everyone at the club was “numb”.“We’ve got a job to do tomorrow, no question about that, and that hasn’t been changed, but I think what happened last night really put things into perspective,” Woodward told MUTV.“Success on the pitch really is nothing compared to the pain and suffering going on back home. That is really where our thoughts are at this point in time.”United’s players will wear black armbands and a pre-match ceremony has been truncated.European governing body UEFA said it had “no specific intelligence” suggesting the final would be targeted by attacks.– ‘The Ajax way’ –Security arrangements have already been ramped up following last month’s truck attack in Stockholm, which claimed five lives and injured around 15 people.While thoughts of what happened in Manchester will never be far away, the game itself is not short of significance. read more

South Sound Boy Scouts Preparing to Admit Girls into Troops in…

first_imgFacebook169Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Boy Scouts of America Pacific Harbor CouncilThe Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America is preparing to welcome girls into the Boy Scout program beginning on February 1, 2019.  Applications and meetings are underway to ease the transition into All-Girl Troops in the new program known as Scouts BSA.Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will rebrand itself for the first time in more than 100 years as Scouts BSA. Girls in fifth grade through high school (ages 11-to-17) will be allowed to join and work to become Eagle Scouts.There is high interest in girls joining Scouts BSA with a number of all-female units forming from Tacoma, south to Olympia.  Training for new female Scoutmasters is already underway. During 2018, more than 150 girls joined coed Cub Scout units in the South Sound region.A membership launch party will be held on February 1-2, 2019 at Camp Thunderbird (located at Summit Lake, west of Olympia).  An introduction to Scouts BSA activities will be held Friday night and Saturday for new female members.There will also be an Adventure Campout during the weekend of March 8-10, 2019 at Camp Thunderbird. Female troops will compete with one another in outdoor activities such as axe-throwing and bow and arrow target contests.  More information to come.BackgroundThe admission of girls into Boy Scouts was announced on October 11, 2017 by the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization.  Boy Scouts will remain the corporate name of BSA while local units will be rebranded as Scouts BSA troops.Since the initial announcement, more than 60,000 girls have joined Cub Scout packs across the United States.  Locally, Scouting has contributed nearly 22,000 hours of community service by 2,100 Scouts and adult volunteers. Projects include helping with food banks, environmental clean-ups, working with seniors, and providing shelter projects that enhance the quality of living in South Sound neighborhoods.  During the holidays, Scouts planted flags and wreaths on veteran gravesites and helped recycle Christmas trees.What’s New – All Girl TroopsWhat’s new is that older girls (ages 11 to 17) can now join all-girl troops and work toward the Eagle rank.  Only four percent of Scouts advance to Eagle Scouts, which brings benefits such as college admissions credits and scholarships among other things. To earn an Eagle rank, Scouts must spend several years in a troop advancing from the Tenderfoot level on up and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges. Scouts must attain an Eagle ranking by their 18th birthday.  Older Scouts joining can petition for extensions based on their circumstances.Youth Protection RequirementsAll Scouting activities will require two-deep leadership (by trained and certified adult leaders).  A Scoutmaster can be male or female.  Whenever female Scouts are present, a trained and certified female adult leader must be present.Where can girls join?Online registrationFind a unit near youContact the Pacific Harbors Council officeAbout the Pacific Harbors Council – Boy Scouts of AmericaThe Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and the Pacific Harbors Council was established shortly thereafter as one of the first Councils in the United States.  In more of a century of service, the Pacific Harbors Council has organized Scouting units from Chehalis north to Federal Way and from the Washington coast to the Cascade foothillsOver the years, local Scouts have helped sell War Bonds, organized Block Watch crime prevention programs, collected for recycling projects and conducted search and rescues in local mountains and along Puget Sound.  Today, Scouts are involved in environmental clean-up projects, building playgrounds and parklands, collecting food to stock local food banks and serving all of our communities through active outreach through our Venturing, Sea Scouts and Explorer programs. There are more than 9,000 Scouts registered in the Pacific Harbors Council.All of this is partially funded by the Friends of Scouting (FOS).  The Council’s Annual FOS fundraising Breakfast will be held March 7, 2019 at the Murano Hotel’s Centennial Pavilion in Tacoma.  This year’s keynote speaker will be NFL Hall of Famer Joe Theismann who will talk about the need, more than ever, of the virtues and civility of Scouting Leadership in our country.last_img read more

Peewee Leafs host tourney

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs roll out the red carpet on the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament beginning Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas.Six teams from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Elk Valley, Spokane and Trail join the Leafs in the weekend tournament.Nelson opens play Friday at 1:15 p.m. against Elk Valley in the Civic Centre Arena. The Leafs then meet Cranbrook later in the day at the NDCC Arena.Nelson plays Trail (9:30 a.m.) and Creston (4 p.m.) to conclude the round robin draw. The top four teams in each division advances to the semi final round.The final is set for 1 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.Nelson tuned up for the tournament by finishing the Osoyoos event with a 1-2-1 record.The Leafs opened with a 7-2 loss to Coquitlam. Logan Mengler and Everett Hicks scored for Nelson. The Leafs then played to a 3-3 tie against Victoria before being bombed 10-2 by Kelowna.Hicks, with a pair, scored for Nelson against Victoria. Ben Woodward added a single.Against Kelowna, Hicks scored his fourth and fifth goals of the tournament.In the final game of the weekend Nelson blasted South Okanagan 7-2.Taylor Cooper and Woodward each scored twice to lead Nelson. Hicks, with his sixth of the weekend, Matthew Brind’Amour, Jacob Shukin and Mengler, also scored.Curt Doyle and Joey Timmermans shared the netminding duties for [email protected]last_img read more

Noem My Skollie inspired by the life of writer John W Fredericks

first_imgNoem my Skollie is a film based on the life of South African writer, John W Fredericks. The lead role is played by Dann-Jacques Mouton.Dann-Jacques Mouton, lead character in Noem my Skollie, says to online entertainment magazine that to prepare for the role, he listened to the many stories Boeta John (Fredericks) shared with him. Other things he did included listening to various kinds of music from the 60s. “I also used the costumes to assist me to build the character.” (Image: National Film and Video Foundation)Brand South Africa reporterJohn W Fredericks, writer of the critically acclaimed Noem my Skollie film, has travelled a long road to bring what many consider the most authentic Cape Flats story to the world.[REVIEW] “Noem My Skollie’ is gripping, slick and well made” @TheCitizen_News https://t.co/WguDpfmgJD— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 5, 2016As the film begins its quest to win a nomination for Best Foreign Film at next year’s Oscars, Fredericks says the story behind the film is inspired by his own journey to redemption.Via @Netwerk24 : Die ‘Skollie’ met die stories – John W Frederickshttps://t.co/o7wlDQegi8 pic.twitter.com/gybZJHUIm0— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 5, 2016Based on the true story of Fredericks’ experiences growing up in the impoverished ganglands of the Cape Flats during the 1960s, Noem my Skollie is, according to a host of local and international critics, a riveting film, seeped in authenticity and raw emotion that ultimately celebrates the human spirit.This is Noem My Skollie’s competition at the Oscarshttps://t.co/aSGHcUImdX pic.twitter.com/x2GNmb09Uh— Channel24 (@Channel24) October 12, 2016Comparable to films such as Shawshank Redemption, Tsotsi and City of God, Noem my Skollie follows AB Lonzi, played by Dann-Jacques Mouton, and a group of friends navigating through a world of crime and poverty. After ending up in prison, AB discovers his storytelling talent that uplifts his fellow inmates above the cruel and violent complexities of prison life.On @Heart1049FM this morning at 08:00 – @noemmyskollie dir @DaryneJ & #JohnWFredericks in studio – tune in! pic.twitter.com/oBfcZPLY18— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 1, 2016For the most part, the story of Skollie is also the life of Fredericks, who spent part of his youth in the same Pollsmoor Prison of the film, meeting characters both good and bad, and discovering the power of words to prepare him for adult life.“It’s difficult to describe how I survived psychologically,” Fredericks told the Daily Maverick in October 2016, “but I became tougher, and more determined to change my life around, and that was not easy.”The powerful local drama @NoemMySkollie retained its place at the top of our box office this weekend. Which of these have you seen? pic.twitter.com/IRxyVYTOpF— Cinema Nouveau (@nouveaubuzz) October 17, 2016Inspired by reading discarded books he found in rubbish dumps as a child, Fredericks also developed a deep love for the creative storytelling traditions of the coloured community and some of the more nefarious parts of that culture. Fredericks says he used to love listening to the often graphic, but entertaining tales of old convicts, drug dealers and street characters.“Many [of the youth in the community] aspired to become like them,” he told the Writing Studio website in August 2016, “I found a way out of all this as a writer and storyteller.”Before taking up writing full-time twenty years ago, Fredericks worked as a security guard at a Cape Flats high school. Here, he shared his experiences with young people, warning them off a life of crime and gangsterism with the same stories he had heard as a child.He also gave motivational talks to prisoners, where he met young prisoners eager to change their lives. These talks, coupled with the memories of his own prison experience, gave him the idea to finally put his story on paper, in the hope that its powerful narrative would make an impact on people’s lives.Writing Skollie took time and a toll on Fredericks. “It was a very painful story to tell,” he told the Daily Maverick. “As I was writing, a lot of ugly things surfaced in my mind that I had buried deep in my consciousness, and many a time I found myself in tears as I rolled back the curtain of memories.”Yet Fredericks says the story’s power is not ultimately determined by its violent gangsterism narrative: “It’s about childhood friendship and about loss in adversity… how everyone has a natural gift but how some gifts are harder to find than others. It’s the story of my life.”In between writing the screenplay, Fredericks studied screenwriting and filmmaking at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and collaborated on a series of acclaimed documentaries, including Mr Devious: My life, about the popular Cape Flats hip hop icon and champion of the community, the late Mario van Rooy.Fredericks gained global recognition with Shooting Bokkie, a biting satirical mockumentary about drug and gang culture on the Cape Flats, and Hard Living Kids: Tomorrow’s Heroes, a more serious look at the effects of gangsterism on township youth.These experiences all built up to the point where he was ready to tell his own story on screen, alongside first-time feature director Daryne Joshua.Noem my Skollie was produced by Maxi-D Productions, with financing and support from kykNET, NFVF and the Department of Trade and Industry.The film has officially been entered for selection by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) for Best Foreign Film.Over 40 000 people in South Africa have seen Skollie, which is currently on circuit. It will be available on DVD and local streaming services in December 2016.Sources: Daily Maverick, 10and5, Mail & Guardian and The Writing Studio.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Apple Develops Peer-to-Peer App Sharing System

first_imgRelated Posts With hundreds of thousands of mobile applications available in iTunes, how do you find the good ones? You can read reviews online, seek out new releases via third-party app recommendation sites, check iTunes’ Genius picks or its “top sellers” lists, but at the end of the day, one of the most popular ways to find new apps is still the most traditional: personal recommendations.Now, it looks like Apple is working on technology that will capitalize on that trend. A patent application reveals that Apple has developed a system for sharing applications through peer-to-peer connections with other phones.Uncovered by the blog Patently Apple, the published patent application details a system that would allow you to transfer apps from your phone to a friend’s phone via a peer-to-peer connection, such as through a cable, infrared connection or a network cloud, like the Internet, cellular network or a wireless mesh network. The transferred app could either be a full copy of the application, a limited (trial or demo) copy or the application seed, this last term meaning just enough information for the iPhone to download the application from a server at a later point. A seed would be useful in cases where the connection was dropped, causing the app transfer to remain incomplete. It could also serve as a way to share an app more quickly, we would guess, in areas where bandwidth is limited. Even though transferring an app seed wouldn’t allow you to use the app itself (the patent says you could send a “visual representation of the application” with the seed), at least you would still be able to grab the app from iTunes later on. Tags:#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perezcenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … In addition to providing a mechanism for sharing, the patent also briefly covers plans for an affiliate program. When someone bought an app you shared with them, you could be rewarded with money, store credit, coupons, promotional items, or even an “improved status” of sorts. (Please, no badges!) I hope that Apple stays out of the affiliate business, personally. Once there’s money to be earned, things get a little murky – is my tech-savvy friend sharing this app because it’s really that good? Or because they want to earn credits on iTunes? Hmm.This system, if it ever comes to pass, would serve as a great way to actually facilitate personal app recommendations and would additionally allow for “try before you buy” programs, too. Transferred apps could be either “lite”/demo versions or fully functional apps which expire after a set amount of time. That latter could be useful for getting more users to try an app, especially considering that the iTunes App Store doesn’t have an official app refund policy in place. (Refunds have been handled on a case-by-case basis in the past, but there is no actual refund window like there is on Android).Patently Apple offers more details about this technology on its site, if you want to read about things like its use of “share flags,” details on security functions, the system’s interface functionality or even the use of Wi-Fi access points in coffee shops, for example.Image credits: Patently Applelast_img read more

Cignal HD wins back-to-back D-League titles

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jason Perkins. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCignal HD repulsed Centro Escolar University, 79-69, in Game 2 to complete a sweep in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Hawkeyes established control in the second quarter and took the 45-30 halftime lead, extending the advantage to 19, 69-50, after a Jonathan Uyloan trey with 7:20 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Huelgas willing to represent PH ‘in a heartbeat’ in 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ CIGNAL HD 79 – Sumalinog 13, Arboleda 13, Uyloan 11, Perkins 8, Apinan 7, Bringas 6, Raymundo 6, Villarias 5, Sara 4, Batino 4, Cahilig 2.CEU 69 – Ebondo 20, Wamar 11, Guinitaran 9, Casiño 8, Aquino 7, Jeruta 7, Manlangit 4, Baconcon 3, Arim 0, Cruz 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Uri 0.Quarters: 21-16, 45-30, 60-48, 79-69. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cignal replicated its 78-56 Game 1 win last Tuesday despite missing the services of Conference MVP Raymar Jose, who is with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“Nobody expected us to win a championship. Our lineup has been a consistent revolving door, some guys come in and they have to adjust to our system right away, but again, it’s really the effort of the players who want to win the championship. I will not be able to do this if not for the players so credit to them,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who established his legend as the winningest mentor in PBA D-League history with eight titles under his belt.The Hawkeyes became only the third franchise to win back-to-back titles in a season, after the NLEX Road Warriors and Phoenix Accelerators.Congolese big man Rod Ebondo reigned for CEU with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Orlan Wamar had 11 markers, four boards, and three assists.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Aaron Jeruta and Art Aquino tried to keep the Scorpions in the game, cutting the deficit to as low as eight, 75-67, after a JK Casiño layup in the last 29 seconds, but the comeback was just too late. Harold Arboleda iced the game from the charity stripe to secure Cignal’s second straight championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOping Sumalinog paced the balanced attack for the Hawkeyes with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Arboleda also contributed 13 markers, eight boards, and four dimes.Uyloan also went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points, while Jason Perkins did all the dirty work with eight markers, seven rebounds, and two assists. View commentslast_img read more