Region 10 Chairman files complaint against ranks at Timehri Police Station

first_imgOn the heels of concerns raised by residents of Linden and other parts of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) over difficulties they are facing in having bail money returned to them from the Timehri Police Station, the Region’s Chairman, Renis Morian said he has engaged the attention of the acting Police Commissioner on the matter.Region 10 Chairman Renis MorianThe Chairman said affected residents have been complaining to him for a long time over the issue, as he called on Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan to get involved.“Residents in Region 10 have been complaining for a long time, that whenever they’re stopped by the Police at Timehri (and) they have to pay bail, there’s a difficulty getting (back) the bail money.”He added that based on complaints, he was forced to visit the station himself and he was told that the officer-in-charge was not available. According to the Regional Chairman, this is the exact situation residents of Region 10 have been complaining about. He noted that residents are claiming that every time they go to have the money returned to them, they are told that the officer-in-charge is not available.He added that in one case, he made inquiry for a resident but three weeks later, the resident was still unsuccessful in receiving the bail money.The Regional Chairman said he subsequently made contact with the acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, regarding the issue.“Now I’ve sent an email to the acting [Police] Commissioner, he asked me to send him an email and outline the issue. I did send an email to him outlining the issue…the RDC in Region 10 wants this matter to be addressed. Too many residents aren’t getting back their bail money from the Timehri Police Station,” the Regional Chairman further stated. He claims that residents are being “pushed around” by the Police, whom he alleges give them lengthy dates to return.“Then you’re hearing now, they got to go to Eve Leary. When they go to Eve Leary, Eve Leary telling them they got to wait…”, he said. Morian also threatened to picket the Police Commissioner’s Office if the matter is not addressed.“Residents here need back their money. Or the next step we going to tek, we gonna picket the Commissioner of Police for the residents. That is what the people say,” he stated. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Southampton 0-0 Manchester United: Red Devils stars rated and slated

first_img Phil Jones – 6 – The better of the two centre-backs and will surely partner Blind at the heart of the United defence on Wednesday. Appeared solid and gave a better account of himself than Smalling Axel Tuanzebe – 6 – Replaced by Carrick on the hour-mark despite doing little wrong. Didn’t exactly catch the eye, but Mourinho’s decision to play the defender in an unnatural midfield role was always going to be a tough ask for the 19-year-old 14 Sergio Romero – 9 – Saved Gabbiadini’s weak penalty before making a series of stunning stops to deny the Saints almost singlehandedly. There will be few opposing voices to the Argentine starting next week SUB – Marcus Rashford – N/A – Given a run out to stretch his legs, but the striker could not make an impact in the final-third during his brief cameo 14 SUB – Ander Herrera – N/A – Added a bit more fight to the United midfield in the closing stages that Fellaini surprisingly failed to bring Wayne Rooney – 5 – Started brightly but faded badly as the game wore on. Guilty of taking too much time to make a killer pass and failed to provide any real problems for the Saints defence 14 14 Eric Bailly – 7 – The Ivorian defender has occupied a right-back role in recent games to give Antonio Valencia a rest. Pacey and powerful, Bailly looked a natural in the position and will be huge miss next Wednesday 14 Marouane Fellaini – 6 – Playing alongside Tuanzebe in midfield – United could not create the chances necessary to open the Saints defence. Eventually hauled off after failing to provide his usual bite in midfield 14 14 Manchester United avoided a third straight league defeat as they held out for a goalless draw against Southampton.Sergio Romero was the star of the show for Jose Mourinho’s men as he denied the Saints time and time again in front of goal.The Red Devils starting XI was largely made up of fringe players looking to make an impression ahead of the Europa League final against Ajax.And while the result counted for little in the grand scheme of things, those who did feature will hope they have played their way into their manager’s thinking.But how did we rate their individual performances? Click the right arrow above to find out.. Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 5 – Gave the ball away far too easily and failed to open up the Saints defence when given the opportunity. Frustratingly subdued on the domestic scene in recent months and looks a shadow of the player we see in the Europa League 14 Juan Mata – 6 – The playmaker was unusually sloppy in and around the box. Missed a great chance to put United ahead after being teed up by Rooney inside the penalty area. Couldn’t provide the spark United desperately craved 14 14 14 Chris Smalling – 5 – Looked shaky at the back alongside Jones. Appeared to be ill at ease with the ball at his feet made a number of individual mistakes. Likely to be among the substitutes for the clash against Ajax 14 Matteo Darmian – 6 – Offered little threat going forward as he was largely restricted to his own half. Mourinho looked eager to keep the Italian on the ball with regards to his defensive duties, having left his teammates exposed in recent weeks Anthony Martial – 6 – Showed a lack of composure when put through by Rooney in the first half. Provided glimpses of his undoubted talent with a fine solo run and strike against the post from distance. But will likely have to make do with an impact-substitute role against Ajax 14 14 SUB – Michael Carrick – 6 – Replaced Tuanzebe just after the hour-mark to provide United with a more natural midfield creator. However, the veteran found himself in a more defensive role than he would have expected last_img read more

Top things we learned Friday at 49ers HQ before Tampa trip

first_imgSANTA CLARA — As the 49ers packed in the locker room for Friday’s trip to Tampa, several stopped to console and encourage one of their teammates who’s essentially being left behind this season: running Jerick McKinnon.Complications from last year’s knee injury sent McKinnon on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, and he underwent a follow-up procedure Tuesday that has him on cructhes and his right knee bandaged within a brace.“It’s about making sure I’m 100 percent coming back next year,” …last_img

Enterprise OpenID: SAP Becomes a Provider

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… steven walling Enterprise software giant SAP can now be your OpenID provider, according to a blog post from the company this morning. Through their pilot program, you can use an subdomain as your single sign-on identifier. The decision to become a provider stemmed directly from the SAP Community Network, which, in addition to being a central site, is connected to a whole host of partners that require separate logins. The aim is to let customers who use the SCN’s resources avoid any headache as they move through the network. Though there’s been talk for years of OpenID as the future of enterprise single sign-on, most of the attention from big vendors has been experimental at best. One promising development in enterprise identity standards is the UK-basedKantara Initiative, which has backing from Intel, Oracle, Sun and Novell, among others. From reading the announcement by SAP, it’s pretty clear they’ve been feeling the pain when it comes to porting identities between the numerous websites that make up their community. While they make it clear that this is a pilot and thus may not work as a general purpose provider at this point, it’s a good first step for an enterprise heavyweight like SAP. last_img read more

China Selects 18 Mapping Services, Google Unlikely Choice

first_imgmike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Late last month, China implemented new standards aimed at preventing “state secrets being disclosed and uncertified maps published online.” A major component to this push was a requirement that all online mapping efforts be housed in mainland China and we wondered at the time how this might affect companies like Google.According to an article today in China Daily, 18 domestic firms have gotten the okay for providing maps of China to Chinese users, but the list of approved providers is not yet available.While The Next Web reports that Google and Baidu are not among the approved companies, China has yet to release the list of companies selected from the pool of 30 applicants. According to an analyst quoted in the China Daily article, however, Google looks unlikely to be among them.“Among all the foreign vendors, Google may have some trouble getting a license because currently all its servers that provide map services are outside China,” Ren Yanghui, an analyst of research firm Analysys International, told China Daily.The regulations went into action this month and gives Chinese authorities the right to shut down mapping providers that fail to get a license by the end of the year. Google told Reuters that it is looking into the new regulations and how it affects its efforts in the country.“China recently implemented a wide-ranging set of rules relating to online mapping. We are examining the regulations to understand their impact on our maps products in China,” a Google spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. As Chad Catacchio from The Next Web pointed out, crowdsourced mapping solutions such as OpenStreetMap could face the biggest problems in being shut out of the Chinese market entirely. The new regulations could also have a major impact on location-based service applications, such as Gowalla, FourSquare and Yelp, which often use Google Maps as a backbone to their service. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Google#Government#Location#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Life in a Day – on YouTube

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… If you found those “Day in a Life” books fascinating, you may find YouTube’s latest experiment, Life in a Day, equally interesting. If on the other hand, you found them disappointingly insipid, this may not be your bag. Life in a Day is being marketed as a “user-generated feature film shot in a single day.” The creators are asking people around the world to upload their quotidian videos to a YouTube channel. The director, Kevin MacDonald (“The Last King of Scotland”), will cut it together.Produced by Ridley Scott, the director of “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator” and “Blade Runner,” the film is also planning to fold in video from cameras given to people (including NGO workers) in “remote” places. Presumably, all the video is supposed to have been shot on July 24. However, as a clock on the YouTube Channel indicates, contributors have until the end of the month to upload that video. Whose life is it anyway? One of the key issues with a project like this is how honest the filmmakers are about how much of their sensibilities and values inflect the project. The other is, simply put, how interesting it will be as a film. To these issues should probably be added the effect Google will have on the how and why of the film. Google, which owns YouTube, is deeply involved with its production. It’s difficult to say how hands-off a company when it has an opportunity to leave its fingerprints on a Ridley Scott movie. Merely by spearheading it and influencing its manner of gathering and distribution it’s already done a great deal of that.No, but seriously. A day in whose life? The film has been pre-accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. It has been reported that the contributors whose videos are used will not be paid, but the film will not be sold to a studio either. Instead, it will be available for viewing on YouTube. 20 contributors will be brought to the Sundance premiere, apparently.Frankly, it’s difficult to imagine how the film is going to capture an average day in anyone’s life, much less the whole of a day for everyone. Among the many elements that will inform the shape of the finished product are the following. It’s being produced by an action movie directorContributors are required to abide by YouTube’s TOSThe film has been pre-approved by one of the world’s leading money factories for new moviesIt looks like it will be larded with self-consciously authentic video from remote places*It seems more likely that a film about a specific time and definitely place by a single filmmaker might have a better chance of universality than a documentary about everyone by anyone. But we will, quite literally, see about that. Tags:#Real World#user-generated content#web *Just for the record: I’m reasonably certain that Namibia doesn’t seem remote to the folks in Windhoek. And G-d protect us from a Dreadlock J. Collegestudent’s paternalistic videos of Haiti or Cornelius Jamcrumpet III’s fearless footage of himself hugging the Mashantucket Pequots!last_img read more

Meet the Pocket-Sized, Versatile Aputure MC Film Light

first_imgAputure introduces its first RGBWW and smallest light to date with the MC. See what this tiny-but-powerful light can offer.Long a familiar name on film sets big and small, Aputure consistently provides quality lighting options for filmmakers at every scale of production. However, this new Aputure MC looks to be in a class all to itself as it’s the brand’s smallest — and possibly its most versatile — film light ever.Let’s take a look at the Aputure MC to see how it might be a helpful tool for lighting your films and video projects.The Size of a Credit CardThe MC fits in your wallet.Although the MC itself is quite powerful and very flexible, you’ll probably notice right away just how tiny this thing is. Aputure says that it’s roughly the size of a credit card and easily fits in your hand. The MC weighs 130g, has a thickness of 17mm (11/16 inch) and includes a 1-4”-20 screw mount. However, you can also use built-in magnets for mounting on any variety of surfaces or stands.As a light you can keep at the ready in your pocket (or wallet), the MC should prove pretty useful in many last-minute situations where you need  that extra fill. You can also use it as a on-camera light for the right mirrorless or DSLR setup.Full HSI Color ControlThe MC offers a number of adaptable capabilities.Also notable for being the first Aputure light to feature full intensity, saturation, and hue color controls, the MC should effectively adapt to any film lighting situation with a CCT range of 3200K-6500K. It also includes 100 levels of saturation adjustment and 360-degree of hue.This is thanks to the MC’s additional LEDs, which offer more than most regular RGB lights. The two additional LEDs balanced for tungsten and daylight each help the MC match any other sources or lights.Wireless ChargingYou can charge the MC anywhere.Perhaps the aspect most film and video professionals might be interested in is the wireless charging. Featuring USB-C PD and Qi wireless charging, you should be able to charge the MC with just about any wireless charger you might already own, as well as the majority of wireless charging pads.The battery itself is equipped for USB Type-C charging and, with 18W USB-C PC charging, can achieve full capacity in around 90 minutes.You can also invest in a MC 4-Light Travel Kit or MC 12-Light Production Kit. Each kit includes a custom hardshell wireless charging case for both charging and storing as you travel and move between locations.Mobile App ControlThe size of the MC offers plenty of flexibility and control.As with most LED and modern smart light options, the MC will include its own mobile app control with its Sidus Mesh technology. You can link up to 100 MC lights and your device for up to a 400-meter range (as long as each light is separated by just under 80 meters). The app should work on any iOS or Android device and can control all manner of functions, including HSI, CCT, and FX.However the coolest feature might be the app’s “Color Picker” technology, which — well — does just that. You can use the Color Picker function by framing up any color you desire with your device’s camera, then get the MC to reproduce that color instantly. Pretty neat, huh?Overall, while the Aputure MC might not be the best standalone lighting option for a shoot, this tiny film light could be a great addition to any set or project on account of its flexibility and ease-of-use.For more film gear and video tech resources, check out these articles:Hands-on Review: the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6KThe King of Daylight Brightness — An Introduction to HMIs5 Tips to Maximize the iPhone 11’s Filmmaking CapabilitiesGet Ready to Film with the Sony A7 III Using These SettingsExciting New Prospects for Lighting Your Future Setlast_img read more