Thank You, President Weah; We Don’t Know Why Counselor Gibson Failed to Act Honorably

first_imgWe fail to understand why some people take the press for granted. We think one of the problems is that some do not even read the newspapers, and pay passive attention to what is spoken on radio.Is Counselor Charles Gibson one of such people? Maybe.For over the past two weeks he has been the subject of many media comments. Some of the media, in particular the Daily Observer newspaper, have exposed his misdeeds as a counselor-at-law. For minutes following President George Weah’s naming Mr. Gibson as Justice Minister-designate, several media institutions, including ours, quickly recalled a Daily Observer story reporting how he duped his client, Anwar A. Saoud, of US$25,000 Gibson had been holding for his client, but failed to deliver. When the matter appeared before the Supreme Court, the Court took swift and forthright action against Gibson, not only demanding that he pay Mr. Saoud all of his money; the Supreme Court immediately suspended the counselor from legal practice for what the Court described as unethical conduct bordering on fraud.But the unscrupulous counselor failed to honor the Court’s mandate.It was not until people hinted to Gibson that he was being considered as Justice Minister-designate that he rushed to pay Mr. Saoud all his money.That caused the Daily Observer to revisit the story and demand editorially that Charles Gibson’s name be withdrawn from that appointment because he was not fit to be Attorney General and Justice Minister. How was it possible, we asked, for a convicted criminal, now suspended from the bar by the Supreme Court itself, to become the Dean of that very Bar? That is what the Justice Minister is under our law and custom—Dean of the Bar.We went further in subsequent Editorials to call on Counselor Gibson to save President Weah the embarrassment of cancelling his nomination. We suggested that Gibson should himself thank the President for this most honorable preferment and withdraw his own name.Alas, Gibson dismissed us as ‘prophets of doom’ and held fast to the vain hope that his cheating of his own client and the Supreme Court’s swift and decisive action against him did not amount to much; and that President Weah would ignore the High Court and the media.Thankfully, and to President Weah’s enduring credit, he withdrew his nomination of Gibson and chose an eminent Liberian lawyer, Counselor Musa Dean, as Justice Minister-designate.Counselor Charles Gibson is not the only lawyer in recent memory to ignore the Supreme Court’s mandate. We all remember what happened during the recent elections process.We know not whether Charles Gibson has any close and candid friends. You mean none of them, if they exist, could have called him aside and told him to decline the nomination? What are friends for, if not to warn one another against treading a dangerous path?Counselor Gibson has shown that South African President Jacob Zuma has far better sense than he (Gibson). You mean a whole lawyer like Charles Gibson has never heard about “the Riot Act”?Well, Jacob Zuma had. So when a few leading members of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s most powerful political party, called Zuma and told him they would not be able to support him if a vote of No Confidence was brought up against him in Parliament, Zuma quickly met with ANC Party Leader Cyril Ramaphosa, the man poised to succeed him as South African President, and conceded that he (Zuma) had no choice but to step aside immediately.That was the same thing that happened to President Richard Nixon in August 1974.As President Nixon became more and more entangled in the Watergate scandal in 1974, a group of Republican Congressional leaders, led by the eminent Senator Barry Goldwater, visited the President at the White House and told him they could not promise their support if an impeachment bill against him came before Congress. Nixon, having heard the “the Riot Act,” very shortly thereafter, on August 9, 1974, resigned as President of the United States!Too bad Cllr. Charles Gibson seemed to have had no such friends. Or maybe he had, and failed to heed their advice?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Get Your CITO On this Weekend!

first_img SharePrint RelatedYou’re Part of the CITO EquationMarch 17, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2011April 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Announcing the 2014 CITO Weekend and SouvenirJanuary 26, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out” Share with your Friends:More You’re part of a worldwide geocaching clean-machine this weekend.One weekend a year, geocachers around the world join together to help remove trash from geocaching-friendly locations. Cache In Trash Out is simple: you geocache in an area and then take trash out. There are hundreds of events to choose from around the globe, from Bahrain to Brazil, you have choices.Each person who logs an “Attended” for a CITO event on April 26 or April 27 this year earns a 2014 CITO souvenir for their Geocaching profile. They also earn a sense of accomplishment and probably a few finds along the way. Find or host a CITO event near you and help make this year even more successful.Last year, geocachers around the globe created the most successful CITO year ever. Over 640 CITO events helped clear more than 50 tons of trash from parks and wild places around the world. That’s a staggering 100,000 pounds (45359.2 kg). This year we hope to cleanup 50% more! Here’s the math.Worldwide CITO Events: 776Expected Attendance: ~ 15,000Individual Geocacher Goal: 1 pound (.5 kilogram) of litter cleanupTotal Cleanup Goal: 75 tons (68,000 kilograms)center_img But CITO isn’t just removing trash. CITO is also about working together to clear invasive species from parks or plant native trees. And CITO is 365 days a year. Even after CITO weekend is over, it doesn’t mean that CITO has stopped. We encourage every geocacher to practice Cache In Trash Out every time they go geocaching. There are also plenty of CITO events that happen throughout the year. You can look for CITO events in your area or host your own.last_img read more

64GB DDR4 very-low-profile RDIMM and mini-RDIMM modules now available

first_imgIf there’s one thing that’s certain — in addition to death and taxes, of course — it’s that designers want to have as much memory as possible in their embedded systems. Of course, some systems — like sensor nodes on the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT) — scrape by on a few thousand, or a few hundred thousand, bytes. By comparison, many other systems can take advantage of as much memory as they can lay their metaphorical hands on.When it comes to embedded systems and their memory, there’s an interrelated two-pronged trend involving opposing yet complementary forces — the footprint of the systems in the form of single board computers (SBCs) and the like just keeps on getting smaller, while the demand for the memory they contain is increasing in leaps and bounds.Until recently, the maximum size DDR4 memory module was 32GB. This meant that designers had to either stay with lower capacities or “make room for daddy” in order to accommodate extra memory modules in their space-constrained systems.Furthermore, given that systems in the embedded world tend to be deployed in harsh, far-flung, difficult-to-access and hard-to-service environments (e.g., oil rigs and cellular base stations), their memory modules need to support an industrial temperature range of -40 to 85°C.All of which leads us to the fact that the folks at Virtium — a leading solutions-driven provider of industrial solid state drive (SSD) and memory products — have just announced that they have doubled the top-end capacity of their very-low-profile (VLP) RDIMM and Mini-RDIMM DDR4 memory modules. Featuring the PC4-2400 interface and the industry’s smallest form factor, Virtium’s latest VLP RDIMM and Mini-RDIMM memory modules now feature capacities up to an industry-high 64GB, thereby ushering in a new generation more-powerful embedded systems with broader memory options.Vitrium’s VLP industrial-grade 64GB DDR4 module (Source: Virtium) Virtium’s chip placement technology enables maximum density of chips placed in the smallest of footprints, and its new VLP RDIMM and Mini-RDIMM modules were developed to provide high-performance memory to a wide range of space-constrained systems, including height-restricted blade servers, 1U racks, single-board computers, and mezzanine cards.As an option, these modules can also be provided with conformal coating and extreme-temperature, accelerated-burn-in for zero-downtime applications. For more information, visit Virtium.com. Continue Reading Previous New adaptive analog power management ICs save time and moneyNext Top Embedded articles in 2016 Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Communications last_img read more

Gymnasts left stumped by SAI’s selection criteria for World Championship

first_imgBy Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Sept 28 (PTI) Indian gymnasts appearing for the trial for the 48th Artistic World Championship have been left stumped by the SAI’s directive that they will have to perform the all-around routine instead of their individual events for selection. The uncertainty over Indian gymnasts participation at the Doha event ended last week with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) deciding to hold trials for the event on September 29 and 30.However, the gymnasts were surprised to know that the selection will be done on the basis of all-around results, which include four events for women and six for men.”We only came to know after coming here that the selection will be on all-around basis. Generally, we get a letter a month in advance but this time we got it a week before the trials and then it didn’t mention on what basis they will make the selection,” a gymnast told PTI on condition of anonymity.”Now there is no time to prepare. I had prepared for three events. For team event, there has to be three men and three women but they will select only four athletes, so why are they selecting on all-around basis when there is no team, I don’t understand.”Wouldn’t it have been better if we could have tried to come within top 30 in specific individual events? It would have been better as the upcoming world cups which would be qualifying events will be on the basis of individual events,” the gymnast added.advertisement Riyaz Ahmed Bhati, vice-president of Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) was also left stumped when he received a mail on Friday from SAI, including him in the selection committee in place of Kaushik Bediwala. “SAI has included my name in the selection committee on such a short notice and that too without my consent. This is wrong,” he said. “SAI is helping us now but things happened too late. It has left the gymnasts with very less time to prepare. It could have been better managed.” In another major development, there is also uncertainty whether Dipa Karmakar, whose knee injury had flared up at the Asian Games, will participate in the trials. While Ashish Kumar and Aruna Budda Reddy have already decided to skip the world championship, there is speculation that Dipa too might give it a miss. A lot of gymnasts prepared for the trials, focussing on apparatus event and selection on all-around basis has put them in a spot. Many of them are also staying on their own in the capital as SAI made it clear it will not provide lodging and boarding facilities. Some are staying at the IG complex on payment basis. Also there is uncertainty whether the international judges will be available for the selection trial as they were informed at the last moment. Earlier, the Indian gymnasts were left in the lurch after Sports Ministry had refused to clear the team for the World Championship since the Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) is de-recognised and stands suspended as per the national sports code. PTI ATK PM PMlast_img read more

Tear up TCI Constitution desire of Minister Gardiner

first_img Thousands of Haitian mark Flag Day differently in TCI for 2016 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Related Items:donhue gardiner, independence Governor says voters need to decide on Independence Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 02 Feb 2015 – During debate on the Constitutional Review Commission’s report the nation learned exactly what Minister for Border Control and Labour and Member from North and Middle Caicos thinks of the 2011 Constitution; that it is essentially rubbish. “I have a copy of the constitution here, because it is printed by government with government monies and it is property of the government I wouldn’t destroy it by tearing it up because it would be seen of malicious damage to property. However, Mr Speaker but that is exactly what I think of the document on the whole.” Hon Donhue Gardiner actually served on the committee overseeing the national consultation leg of the review; but said there now needs to be a referendum to do two things; one determine if TC Islanders want to gain independence from the British and to two, determine if the changes recommended are what the electorate really want. An attorney, Minister Gardiner says he believes the trial by jury right needs to be returned in the constitution as the right solely of the defendant in any case. “I would certainly come down on the side of being in favor for the reinstatement of that right and the right also that he might also have to a bench trial.” He adamantly expressed that no governor, whom he labeled a virtual stranger should have so much power in the legislative. On the point of who should make up the members of the House of Assembly, Hon Gardiner has the view that no member of the House should be appointed; that all should be elected by the voting public during a General Election.“I do not believe in the notion of an elected Speaker from the outside, I believe unless you have been tested at the ballot box you do not have a right to speak on behalf of the people, you do not have a right to vote on behalf of the people, you do not have a right to preside over the People’s House.”last_img read more

Hypertension Week events come to Provo today

first_img Related Items:hypertension week, smart grocery store TCIG Recognizes World Hypertension Day With Scheduled Events Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 May 2015 – Providenciales will today see the Ministry of Health and Human Services set up at Smart Grocery Store down town as it continues activities in commemoration of Hypertension Week. Free testings and advice on lifestyle choices and changes will be available from 10am to 2pm at no charge to the general public. Hypertension Week activities begin in North & Middle Caicos Tuesdaylast_img

Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 2pm to 4:30pm, in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions.The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus.If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On October 2In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On April 25In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents On December 5 & December 19 At Town HallIn “Government”last_img read more

Googles ad system under EU probe for how it spreads your private

first_img 0 Post a comment Google’s ad practices are under scrutiny in the European Union. James Martin/CNET Ireland’s data protection watchdog has launched an investigation into Google’s collection of personal data for the purpose of online advertising.”A statutory inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 has been commenced in respect of Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange,” the Data Protection Commission said in a statement Wednesday.Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The DPC, one of the lead authorities over Google in the European Union, wants to know whether the search giant’s “processing of personal data carried out at each stage of an advertising transaction” is in compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR is a sweeping law that gives residents of the European Union more control over their personal data and seeks to clarify rules for online services.The DPC inquiry follows a complaint filed in Europe in September by privacy-focused browser maker Brave that says Google violates GDPR by broadcasting personal information to companies bidding to show targeted ads. At the time, Google denied any wrongdoing.On Wednesday, Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy and industry relations officer, said the DPC inquiry signals a change is coming that goes beyond just Google. “We need to reform online advertising to protect privacy, and to protect advertisers and publishers from legal risk under the GDPR,” Ryan said in a blog post.The EU probe comes as consumers, lawmakers and regulators take a harder look at how tech companies collect and use their personal information. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal last year brought data collection issues to the forefront. Google has also been criticized for its wide-scale data operation and the way its location history settings could mislead consumers with its disclosures. In response, Google and Facebook have both begun to preach the virtues of privacy. Earlier this month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a New York Times op-ed that privacy “should not be a luxury good.” He continued, “We’re also working hard to challenge the assumption that products need more data to be more helpful.”Google also pushed a privacy message at its Marketing Live summit last week in San Francisco, where the search giant addressed more than 5,000 advertisers and partners in its ad network. Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s senior vice president of advertising and commerce, said that even though the company collects lots of user information to improve its products, Google should use “as little of that data as possible over time” for ad targeting.”Whoever’s leading the market [in five years] will be the ones who are actually the most trusted,” Raghavan told CNET. “If we can maintain that trust, then we can remain a market leader. If we don’t, it’s a question.”Originally published May 22, 11:27 a.m. PT.Update, 11:44 a.m. PT and 12:32 p.m PT: Adds more background. Tags Security GDPR Privacy Google Share your voicelast_img read more

India to Grow Fastest in Dollar Nominal Growth Globally in 2015 Says

first_imgReutersGlobally, the Indian economy is poised to witness the fastest US$ nominal growth in 2015, says Credit Suisse.The Switzerland-based bank added that it finds the equity market not expensive in both absolute and relative terms, reported Reuters.In April, India replaced Japan as the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP.)The emerging market is likely to see strongest earnings growth amongst its Asian peers, and even globally, the bank adds.last_img

Webster Donation Puts JSC Mission Control Restoration Into Hyperdrive

first_img 00:00 /01:13 Space Center HoustonSpace Center Houston hopes to restore Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center to exactly as it looked during the Apollo years.The $3.5 million donation will be funded by the hotel occupancy tax. Hotels expect the control room restoration will attract more overnight stays from visitors to the area. William Harris is president and CEO of the non-profit Space Center Houston.“Currently it’s one of our most popular stops on the behind-the-scenes tram tour of Johnson Space Center, and you can go into the visitation area and we do an orientation so people can see the actual room through the glass, exactly.” The control room on the floor below continues to be used for the International Space Station. Space Center Houston is raising $5 million for the renovation to the second floor control center, which was declared a National Historic Landmark and taken out of operation in 1995.“Our goal is to restore it to the Apollo era. So, restore the consoles, illuminate them, add other artifacts, so it looks like a working space as it did, you know, forty, fifty years ago.” Curators can look at old pictures and film to see how the control room once looked, and retired control center employees are helping to convey what the environment was like. The Space Center hopes to complete restoration by 2019, in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listenlast_img read more