Ramith Rambukwella fined after pleading guilty

Rambukwella was released on police bail. Ramith Rambukwella is also a member of the Sri Lanka cricket team. (Colombo Gazette) Former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella’s son Ramith Rambukwella today pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him over a recent road accident and he was fined Rs. 29,000 and his driving licence was also released.Rambukwella was arrested recently over an accident which took place at Independence Avenue in Colombo while he was under the influence of alcohol.

UN labour agency opens annual conference pledging to fight poverty with jobs

Often called the international parliament of labour, the ninety-first International Labour Conference appointed Kenyan Vice President and Labour Minister Michael Wamalwa Kijana as its president. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia is scheduled to introduce his report, “Working out of Poverty,” when plenary debate starts on Monday. The report provides a roadmap for future ILO efforts to forge a strategy for alleviating poverty by promoting decent work for working poor as well as creating new opportunities for people excluded from work. “Work is the best route out of poverty,” Mr. Somavia says in the report, which includes an appeal to governments, workers and employers to join forces in seeking a tripartite joint effort to help “free people and societies from the global poverty trap.” Two eminent guest speakers are expected to address the conference – President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa on 11 June and King Abdullah II of Jordan on 12 June. As part of ILO’s on-going campaign to staunch the toll of work-related accidents and illnesses that take some 2 million lives and cost the global economy an estimated $1.25 trillion each year, delegates will hold a wide-ranging discussion on priorities and aims for action in the area of occupational safety and health. The aim is to elaborate a plan of action, which could encompass international labour standards, other instruments such as codes of practice, technical cooperation, knowledge management and dissemination and inter-agency cooperation. This year, there will be a special sitting on the afternoon of 12 June where the delegates will examine the ILO Director-General’s report on “The Situation of Workers of the Occupied Arab Territories,” documenting the deteriorating conditions of Arab workers and their families in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and in the Golan, as well as the serious downturn of the Israeli economy. The report offers a technical cooperation package, and urges the donor community to support emergency measures aimed at creating jobs and promoting social dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. The Conference will also discuss forced labour in Myanmar. In May 2003, the ILO and Myanmar came to a Formal Understanding on a facilitator to help possible victims seek remedies. In addition, a Plan of Action against forced labour is to comprise a road-building project, alternatives to the use of forced labour, and information and awareness raising. On 13 June, a Plenary Session will be devoted to ILO’s new global report on eliminating discrimination entitled “Time for equality at work.” The report shows that while the most blatant forms of discrimination at work may be waning, many remain a persistent part of daily life or are taking on new, subtler forms. Listen to UN Radio report on Myanmar read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2014 3:51 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,054.76 up 53.11 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down eight cents, or 2.17 per cent, to $3.60 on 13.5 million shares.Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utility. Up 21 cents, or 0.66 per cent, to $32.21 on 9.7 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 20 cents, or 3.37 per cent, to $5.74 on 8.2 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up nine cents, or 3.04 per cent, to $3.05 on 7.7 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 28 cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $22.36 on 5.3 million shares.Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up two cents, or 1.63 per cent, to $1.25 on 5.2 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (996.35 up 9.90 points):Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $1.35 on 21 million shares.Petrolia Inc. (TSXV:PEA). Up 16 cents, or 20.78 per cent, to 93 cents on 9.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A). Real Estate. Up 47 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $43.25 on 553,248 shares. The Toronto-based company, which has a history reaching back more than a century, says 2013 was its best financial year ever. The company, which manages investments in the real estate, power generation, infrastructure and forestry sectors through subsidiaries and partnerships, had US$3.8 billion in net income.DHX Media (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Down 19 cents, or 3.68 per cent, to $4.97 on 1.3 million shares. Stock in the children’s programming company tumbled even thought it saw net income jump to $3.2 million in its fiscal second quarter and revenues go up by 15 per cent, helped by an increase in licensing revenue.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up 45 cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $47.82 on 1.4 million shares. The Calgary-based energy shipper posted adjusted earnings of $362 million, or 44 cents per share in the quarter, up from 42 cents per share in the comparable period of 2012 but short of analyst estimates of 46 cents per share. read more

Nine out of 10 drivers say roads have considerably deteriorated as pothole

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced in March that councils would be given a further £100 million to tackle potholes and repair storm damage in England. Workmen fill in potholes in front of the Houses of Parliament in February Credit:Jack Taylor /Getty Images Workmen fill in potholes in front of the Houses of Parliament in February  It is clear that despite all the talk from central and local government, not enough is being done to fix our increasingly dangerous streetsEdmund King,  AA president Martin Tett, transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, said: “It is wrong that funding for local roads is miles behind that of the strategic road network.”Very few journeys begin and end on a motorway or trunk road yet government funding on the strategic road network is 52 times higher than for local roads.” The potholes plague facing Britain has spread to residential streets, AA figures have shown.According to a new study nine out of 10 drivers said the condition of UK roads had declined over the last decade. The AA poll of 17,500 motorists also found that two-thirds of motorists said roads had “considerably deteriorated” in the past 10 years.Some 42 per cent of drivers rated residential streets as “poor” last month, compared with 34 per cent in March 2017.It comes after a recent survey by the Asphalt Industry Alliance found that local authorities in England and Wales needed £9.3 billion to bring their roads up to scratch.The harsh winter led to a spike in pothole-related breakdowns, such as damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels.Edmund King,  AA president, said: “It is clear that despite all the talk from central and local government, not enough is being done to fix our increasingly dangerous streets.”Our potholed roads are in a perilous state. AA breakdown operations are rescuing record numbers of drivers whose tyres or wheels are damaged by potholes.”The current lack of proper investment on local roads means highway authorities are doing little more than papering over the cracks.” A Department for Transport spokeswoman said the Government is investing £23 billion on roads.She added: “We have listened to the concerns of road users and are already providing councils in England with over £6 billion to help improve the condition of our local highways. This funding includes a record £296 million through the Pothole Action Fund – enough to fix around six million potholes.”While it is for councils to identify where repairs should be undertaken, we are also looking at how innovative technology can help them keep their roads in the best condition and save money.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Orica and PhosAgro sign a longterm cooperation agreement

first_imgDuring the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, PhosAgro and Orica signed a 10-year contract for drilling and blasting works in the open-pit sites of PhosAgro subsidiary Apatit, and the supply of emulsion explosives for underground mining.The contract is effective from June 2015 to December 2025, and is valued at RUB 12.5 billion for drilling and blasting works. This will mark third phase of cooperation between Orica and Apatit, and includes Orica undertaking all drilling of blastholes on the open-pit mines. Orica will use its own drilling rigs on the Vostochniy mine, with similar plans for the Tsentralniy pit of the Rasvumchorr site from January 2016.The alignment between PhosAgro and Orica started in 2010, with the launch of a program to introduce emulsion explosives at Apatit.The first stage of cooperation was in 2011, with the signing of a contract on the supply of bulk emulsion explosives and lease of equipment used to produce and load explosives underground. As a result, 100% of breakage and 85% of development is done with the use of safer, more effective and cost effective emulsion explosives at Apatit.The relationship between the two companies extended to Orica’s construction of an emulsion explosives plant at Apatit’s Vostochniy site and associated blasting works. The plant officially opened in December 2014, with the associated products and emulsion explosives production capacity fully covering the needs of Apatit and third parties. From the beginning of March 2015, Orica started performing blasting works in the open pits of Apatit.At the signing, Orica EMEA Zone Executive Richard Brown said: “The close collaboration between Orica and PhosAgro has made it possible to extend our agreements in drilling and blasting in the Apatit sites. Our relationship to date and the agreement signed today demonstrate the genuine partnership between the two organisations that is resulting in lasting mutual benefit for both sides. Orica is proud of its strong alliance with PhosAgro and considers Russia an important strategic partner.”PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev thanked the partners for fruitful cooperation and stated that “use of new technologies, development and purchase of modern equipment and introduction of high-tech procedures aimed at improving safety, higher performance and greater efficiency in our drilling and blasting operations are key priorities for both PhosAgro and our partner Orica.”Apatit is the world’s largest producer of high-grade phosphate ore (P2O5 content > 35.7%) – phosphate rock and Russia’s only producer of nepheline concentrate. It is developing six deposits: Kukisvumchorrskoye, Yuksporskoye, Apatitovy Cirque, Plateau Rasvumchorr, Koashva and Njorkpakh. Ore is extracted from four mines: •Kirovsky, Rasvumchorr (underground mining), Central and Vostochny (open-pit mining), with a combined ore extraction capacity of some 26 Mt/y.last_img read more

Melco hosts workshop on Occupational Safety and Health Management for SMEs

first_img RelatedPosts Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has conducted a workshop in which it shared with local SMEs the latest trends in Occupational Safety & Health Management Certification and Melco’s experience and expertise in the matter. The workshop attracted SME representatives from various industries and sectors to attend, the company said.The workshop began with a presentation by Ms Jenny Ho, Manager of Standards, Management, Training & Assessment, CPTTM, on the trends in OSH Management Certification and CPTTM support services, followed by a sharing by Ms Garbi Chan, Assistant Manager, Occupational Safety & Healthy, Security, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, on Melco’s leadership in OSH System Management. The workshop concluded with a business networking session, where SME representatives had the opportunity to introduce their products and services to Melco’s Supply Chain Department. Load More Melco Resorts sponsors televised public service video promoting responsible gaming culture in Macaulast_img read more

Expert calls for eSports industry to embrace gambling after leading publisher Valve

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Load More Leading eSports publisher Valve has instructed professional Dota 2 teams competing in next month’s The International 8 to stop accepting sponsorships from gambling websites, but one prominent expert says it is time the industry overcomes its aversion to gambling links.Hai Ng – a globally renowned eSports technology strategist, event operator and team owner – told a panel at this week’s Gaming, Racing and Wagering conference in Sydney that while games publishers remain largely averse to any association with gambling, the time has come for the respective industries to start a conversation. “What we’re seeing with Valve and what we’ve seen in the past with Riot (creator of League of Legends) is that they don’t want to be seen as having anything to do with gambling or betting companies for fear that they will be seen as promoting gambling to minors,” Ng said.“It’s all about perception. The irony is that betting operators don’t want to promote gambling to minors and the eSports industry doesn’t want to promote gambling to minors either. The ideologies of each are exactly the same, they just aren’t talking to each other about it yet.“I think that has to change. At the moment the games publishers are still trying tp pretend that gambling around the industry doesn’t exist or that it’s got nothing to do with them, but just like with traditional sports the betting industry around eSports will exist with or without the publishers, so in the long term it’s better that they embrace the opportunity and start working together.”It was revealed this week that Valve had warned participating teams in its upcoming The International 8 – one of the biggest eSports tournaments on the planet with a prize pool of almost US$25 million – to stop accepting sponsorships from online betting sites. The request comes despite a number of teams holding long-term contracts with sites such as GG.bet.Valve said it will hold further discussions in the coming weeks amid questions over how the ban will impact ongoing sponsorships.last_img read more

Student arrested after exposing himself to teacher helping him fill out college

Student arrested after exposing himself to teacher helping him fill out college

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida student has been arrested after exposing himself to a teacher who was helping him fill out college applications.Andre Maurice Washington made an appearance in bond court Wednesday, facing charges of indecent exposure and “battery on a specified official.”Police said there were two instances that led to call police.According to the arrest report, the first instance occurred on Dec. 3 when Washington was working on college applications in Miami Northwestern Senior High School’s College Resource Center.Needing help, the victim leaned over Washington’s computer to assist him, which was when the victim said she noticed Washington had his genitals exposed.The following day, the victim was walking in the hallway when, she said, Washington walked next to her and grabbed her leg, which was when she notified police of both instances.Washington was sentenced to house arrest and ordered to stay away from the victim. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Tuesday Update Crews Maintaining Southern Control Line Closest To The Sterling Highway

Tuesday Update Crews Maintaining Southern Control Line Closest To The Sterling Highway

first_imgKale Casey with the State Division of Forestry: “The northeast is where the growth is. Our goal is to not let it move to the north or the south. The most important thing for Sterling is that we hold that line to the highway. Our highest priority is to keep it to the northeast and away from Sterling.”  An updated acreage map is expected later this afternoon An additional hand crew was inserted into the southern control line closest to the Sterling Highway to provide further protection for all of the assets and infrastructure in the highway corridor. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fire crews on the Swan Lake Fire have gotten the upper hand with roughly 142 staff members in the air and with boots on the ground. There’s been some slight growth, but crews are maintaining their hold on the west and south ends of the fire. For more details contact the Division of Forestry Public Information office at 907-260-4262, visit kpboem.com orinciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6387/ Today, hand crews will continue to reinforce and defend the primary line on the west of the fire to prevent spread towards the community of Sterling. As conditions allow, crews will continue firing operations along the west and southern control lines in order to gain depth and prevent fire spread towards the infrastructure along the Sterling Highway corridor.center_img In a release from DOF, there was a smooth transition Tuesday morning to the Type 2 Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team under the leadership of Incident Commander Tom Kurth. The Type 2 team relieves initial attack forces who have been in place for the past eight days. Management of the Swan Lake Fire transitioned to a Type 2 Alaska incident management team on Monday. Crews were tested over the weekend with strong winds, but the lines held. Even though there was a sprinkling of rain in the area it had no effect on the fire which maintained around 13,000 acres. Casey: “It is moving, but we have hotshots and crews and aviation to not allow it to move any other direction than to the northeast. We are giving it our all to keep it away from town and away from the highway. The most important thing for us is to hold that line.”  Motorists are reminded to yield to fire apparatus entering the Sterling Highway and to adhere to traffic signage staged near miles 82 and 92, as well as near Sterling Elementary where the incident command center has been established.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 35 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At UMass Amherst

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 35 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At UMass Amherst

first_imgAMHERST, MA — The following Wilmington students were named to the Dean’s List at UMass Amherst for their academic performance during the Fall 2018 semester:Daniel James BellDylan John BresnahanDanielle Joy BuoteJessica BuskeAnna Christina De La CruzNathaniel Veikko DiMecoJustin Joel EkstromJohn Patrick GrealishRebecca Marie GullottoMargaret Ann HardinCayman Jeanne HardyHilary HayesMaxwell HubbardLaura Leigh KellerDonald Joseph Kenney IIIMaeve T. KilbrideSamantha Marie MaragioglioElizabeth Rose McDermottLuke Kelley McInnisDylan Michael MorrowSydney Alexis PadulskyVincent PietropaoloDana RossettiVictoria Evans SchultesDanielle Marie SilvaDavid James SilveiraJared Nicholas SpinneyColin Patrick StanfordKirsten Sheila StraccamoroAllison Jean SullivanRyan Matthew ThaiAlexia Marie VieiraJacob Michael VieiraCora Mia VitaleVeronica J. WalshTo qualify for the Dean’s List at UMass Amherst, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.(NOTE: The above announcement is from UMass Amherst.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 31 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At UMass AmherstIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 15 Wilmington Students Graduate From UMass AmherstIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 26 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At UMass AmherstIn “Education”last_img read more

Contempt of court petition filed against DU VC 2 others

Contempt of court petition filed against DU VC 2 others

first_imgA contempt of court plea has been filed with the High Court against Dhaka University vice-chancellor professor Akhtaruzzaman, proctor AKM Golam Rabbani and treasurer Kamal Uddin for not taking steps to arrange election of the DU Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) in compliance with its earlier directives, reports UNB.Lawyer Manzill Murshid on Wednesday filed the petition on behalf of those who had filed a writ petition over the issue.A HC bench of justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and justice KM Hafizul Alam may hear the petition on Sunday next.Earlier on 4 September, Manzill Murshid served a contempt of court notice to the DU vice-chancellor and two others for their explanation as to why they did not take steps to hold the DUCSU election.Earlier on 17 January last, the HC asked the DU authorities to take necessary steps within the next six months to hold DUCSU election.A writ petition was filed by 25 students of DU in March 2012 seeking its order to compel the authorities concerned to arrange the DUCSU election.last_img read more

Mixing

Mixing

first_imgWhat’s the overall theme?This is an informative, funny and inspiring book as I explore some of the history of sex and HIV in Baltimore including a chapter on Magic Johnson when he came to Baltimore and his testimony. Mixing means sexual intimacy and is a book born out of a desire to see people have a higher appreciation of their bodies as it comes to mixing. This book is directed towards men and women of all ages who are sexually active or thinking about becoming sexually active. What one thing do you most want the reader to learn?That sex should be carefully considered and that a healthy relationship needs to be formed before one embarks upon sexually activity.  A relationship that incorporates trust, respect, commitment and loyalty should be developed first. What did you learn during the writing process?I enjoyed all the hours of writing and researching the topic. I had so many experiences in my nursing career and personal life that it was actually fun writing this book. Any advice for aspiring writers?Write what you feel. Carve out some time each day to put it on paper and be a blessing to someone by putting it all together into a book. Title: “Mixing”Author: Joseph McCrayBio:Joseph McCray lives in Baltimore with his lovely wife and their son. He works as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse and speaks about drug addiction, mental illness, HIV and AIDS in his hometown of Baltimore. He is passionate about helping people with addictions and mental health issues and is the sole owner of Education For The Community, an outreach business he founded.  He is the author of “Pushing On” Wonderful Stories about the Life of Josephine Jordan his mom available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. His latest work is “Mixing,” an eye opening non –fictional book about sexual awareness that every youth and young adult should read.center_img For what audience is this book written?The book is written for people in their twenties and thirties mainly, while it speaks to all people sexually active. This is the group who has been most enthused. What was the impetus for writing this book?I was motivated to see people think about the power, beauty and seriousness of sex. What’s next on the horizon for you?I plan to write a book on popular sayings I write each day on Facebook; then I will write a book on drug addiction. So much is not known about why people try and use drugs. I want to try to help someone.last_img read more

Sonys PS4 unboxing video is influenced by Daft Punk short and to

first_imgEven though the hardware inside both next-gen consoles is quite similar, Sony and Microsoft are clearly taking very different approaches to marketing them.You may remember back in August when Major Nelson performed an Xbox One unboxing. The video was three and a half minutes long with Nelson speaking throughout and going into detail on every element in the box. We’ve had to wait until launch week for Sony’s official PS4 unboxing, and the company has decided to keep things minimal.The video is just 86 seconds long, quickly takes you through everything included in the box, and finishes with Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s Worldwide Studios president, simply stating, “greatness awaits.”If you’re thinking the video looks familiar, then you’re probably a fan of Daft Punk. When their latest album Random Access Memories was released earlier this year an unboxed video was produced as a sort of teaser for the release. Sony has clearly been heavily influenced by that ad.I much prefer videos that are to the point, and in the case of an unboxing video, unless some games are going to be booted up you really don’t want it to drag on. Don’t forget Sony has already produced a much more in-depth PS4 hardware video where engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori actually took one apart.What do you think, did Sony get this right or do you prefer the extra detail offered by Major Nelson in the Xbox One unboxing?last_img read more

Three arrested in Kalimpong with arms explosives and detonators

Three arrested in Kalimpong with arms explosives and detonators

first_imgDarjeeling: Police have arrested 3 persons from Gorubathan in Kalimpong. Arms, explosives and detonators have been recovered from the trio.Juran Rai of Sombarey Bazaar, Ramesh Rai of Ambiok Bustee, and Dhiraj Pradhan of Upper Fagu were arrested on Wednesday night.Juran Rai is a close confidant of Gorkha Leader Bimal Gurung, who is at present on the run. He was the President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Gorubathan unit.”They were arrested during a naka checking on Wednesday night. We have recovered arms and explosives from their possession. Investigations are on. We hope to recover more arms, ammunition and explosives,” stated Dhrubajyoti De, Superintendent of Police, Kalimpong. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe recovered arms and explosives include one improvised firearm (pipe gun), 6 gelatin sticks, 3 detonators bunches and one improvised small arm.They have been charged under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (criminal act done by several persons) of the Indian Penal Code read with Section 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and Sections 4 and 5 of the Explosives Act.The trio were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Kalimpong and were remanded to 10-day police custody.Incidentally on August 30, five persons were arrested by the CID in connection with the 6th Mile police camp blast case that had taken place during the agitation last year.last_img read more

How Much Does It Cost to Create an App

first_img 11 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Asking how much it costs to make an app is rather vague.It is like asking, “what’s the price of a car?” Well, what kind of car are you trying to buy? A used one with high mileage or a brand new, exotic, luxury car? The same questions can be said of mobile apps.If you have ever searched for the cost of creating an app (perhaps that is what brought you here), you probably got a lot of different answers.The answers can range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars.Why? Because mobile development involves a lot of different variables so the final price is going to change depending on those factors.The cause of the sporadic price estimates of mobile apps is the technology is relatively new and evolving. For example new hybrid app development technology caused the average cost of app development for a small business to drop from $49,000 to $38,500 in February of 2015.As new tools and strategies emerge, the price of producing an app goes down because developers are able to leverage these tools to reduce their time frames and thereby the overallcost of their labor. In other words, the more mobile evolves, the easier it is becoming to make apps, which means affordable alternatives are appearing.In fact, plug and play development technology offers the ability for a small business to build their own app, with dozens of powerful premade functions, clean templates and more.To understand the cost of creating an app in detail, we will explore the different variables that affect cost, as well as how a simple app maker solution may help.In-house vs. outsourced solutions costsIn most cases, we know that doing things in-house can be better, but is way more expensive. This is exactly why many companies turn to mobile development firms. But, that doesn’t mean the off-shore or in-house conversation is over because some of these firms don’t have all of their own resources in-house.They may have their design teams immediately available on hand, but outsource their engineering and development needs elsewhere. This saves them money, but you’ll still end up with an expensive “in-house” development team.To help protect yourself from being taken advantage of by mobile development firms, you have to do your due diligence. Since building an app from the ground up is a big expense, it will be well worth your time (and budget) to do your homework.Ask any prospective development team or agency a lot of questions.Who will be working on my app?What apps have they worked on before?How much will the the app cost?How much time will the app take to create?How will you make my app? Native code or hybrid code?How much does it cost to create the iPhone app?How much does it cost to create the Android app?Who handles development and engineering?How do you calculate app development cost?How can I get the cost down on my mobile app?What is the average price to create an app with you?Then once you get into the the overall price, try breaking it down into stages of development with more questions.Planning, designing, engineering features, app infrastructure, mobile app administration, testing and Q/A costs and launching your app to the app stores — what are the cost of these stages of the app development process? Again, ask a lot of questions.How much will the cost to plan the app be?What is the cost of designing the app?How much will it cost to engineering the features?What will the ongoing infrastructure cost?Are there any mobile app administration costs involved?How much will the testing of the app cost?Then finally, are there costs to deploy your mobile app?If you aren’t satisfied with the answers or they refuse to let you communicate with individual members, you are better off taking your business elsewhere.Waterfall vs. agile costsThe main differences between these two common app development strategies are planning and speed. Waterfall developments make a detailed plan of each process, how long every step will take, the costs, etc.This, as you would expect, extends the timeline by a bit. However, there is a lot of value in planning. At the end of the project, you will have neat records of each process and how long they took. Not only does this make it easy to improve the development and design process for any future apps, but you will also have a much better idea of the costs and timeline.Apps created with the agile strategy, on the other hand, use a lot less planning. Developers gets right to work and move quickly. To someone who desires control and organization, the lack of structure in this approach may be alarming, but it has its perks.Aside from reaching your launch date sooner, the agile approach is also more adaptable and according to the data, this approach is three times more successful than a waterfall approach. Since developers code and design on the fly, it is easier to change directions to meet emerging needs, whereas the waterfall approach is stuck in its stone form, planned structure.There are drawbacks to moving quickly, though. Costs can easily pile up because developers are moving in quick spurts. Before you know it, the project may be grossly over budget. If you are under a tight deadline (perhaps you want to get an app released before the holiday shopping season), you may have little choice but to choose the agile approach.Fixed app cost vs. hourly app development costTypically, but not always, the type of pay system is based on the above development approaches. Waterfall developments are more likely to be a fixed fee because everything is planned ahead of time. During the planning stage, the client (you) and the developers reach an agreed price to spend on the design and planning phase and another price for the actual development of the app.Sometimes, as you change and tweak your process, the fixed price has to be altered. A lot of firms will use work orders to track the costs of these changes. Thus, your ‘fixed’ price is actually not fixed and can be greatly affected, depending on the number of work orders needed.To top it off, after your first release, you will need to update your app as well.  This price tag can range between $70-$100/hour after you launch.Agile structures always follow an hourly or labor rate that pays based on the amount of work or effort needed to produce. Before starting, it is important that you fully understand these rates and how they are tracked, especially if it is hourly.There are several classifications of developers. These range from independent contractors up through an extravagant class.  Depending on what class of developer you hire, your hourly rate can range anywhere between $75/hour up through $800/hour.A good development firm will have tracking software in place that will allow you to see the progress made and how muchtime is being put into each stage. While choosing to go with an hourly or labor rate is generally more expensive, a lot of people find the quality is higher because it encourages developers to continue working diligently, whereas a fixed price can sometimes cause them to make shortcuts to hasten the deadline, as they are being paid a set amount, no matter howmuch work they end up putting in.In either case, you have to be prepared for your developer to go over budget. On average, you will spend about 20% more than you expected.The affordable app builder alternativeIt is easy to look at all of these variables and simply see dollar signs zooming by, but don’t be discouraged. Many of these costly variables are only associated with building an app for the ground up and there is an alternative solution in the forms of content management systems for app development.You’ve all seen the commercials for DIY websites that look and act professionally.  You can do the same with your app.  With a small team of people who are familiar with the basics of technology, you can have your app up and running in a few days.Many of these app builder solutions are responsible for putting high functioning, quality apps in the hands of over 200,000 small businesses, at an affordable price. If you’ve ever wondered how your local pizzeria could possibly afford such a clean looking mobile app, an affordable app builder is the answer. So, you can stop spreading those rumors that they must be “connected.”What makes a DIY app builder so affordable?Instead of building every app from the ground up, an app building content management system will offer a wide range of features, design templates and other options that allow you to piece together your own app, using a platform that has already been created, tested and proven effective.Thus, you don’t have to tear any hair out over deciding between which development firm to choose; you are the developer! With pre-built features and templates, no programming expertise is required; you don’t need any background in mobile development. And, a high quality DIY app builder offers an expansive library of webinars, step-by-step guides and helpful articles to turn anyone into their own app design pro.Waterfall or agile approach? You build your app on your own time. The beauty of choosing a app creation platform is the comfort knowing that the app will be bug and glitch free. Once you are ready to hit that publish button, you are all set; there is no testing or planning necessary. In addition, the cost of building an app dramatically goes down when using a “out of the box” solution.And, as the mobile app industry progresses and evolves, your mobile app continues to update and evolve with it — so there’s no paying for upgrades. Again, driving the cost of your app down because you don’t have to consistently update it. By staying current with emerging trends, a DIY mobile app creation platform will continue to offer all the features and tools your customers are looking for in a mobile app. So, you never have to worry about having an outdated app or worry about the cost of your app going over budget.The bottom line of how much does an app cost?From a price standpoint, a pre-built app creation platform blows the costs of a ground-up, custom app out of the water. Custom apps can cost as much as $500,000 or higher with a median price between $37,913 and $171,450 as the median price.With a DIY app builder, the mobile app you build only costs a small monthly fee of around $59/month to maintain, which is likely to include all the continued support, tools and updates offered with your mobile app. A lot of companies forget that the cost of an app is ongoing due to maintenance and keeping the app up to date. ConclusionSo is there an actually bottom line when it comes to the cost of developing an app? It all depends on what vehicle you take to get there.  If you are looking for a luxury app complete with customizations beyond what most business need, you can expect to pay a hearty hourly fee anywhere between $75-$800/hour.The data shows that most often the final number comes somewhere between $39,913 for a small simple app, but it can reach well beyond the $500,000 mark.Keep in mind that custom solutions are not necessary for all businesses. If you are looking to build an app so that your business can compete in the mobile market, there are solutions out there that can get you in the game for as little as $59/month.So, what is the true cost of creating an app for your small business? A lot more than you think, but also a lot less if you use the correct tools. This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps September 21, 2016 Register Now »last_img read more

Get A 49 Discount On The CleanMyPC Single License And Enjoy A

Get A 49 Discount On The CleanMyPC Single License And Enjoy A

first_img Share Tweet Submit PCs like humans, get slower with age. However, unlike old age issues in humans, you can find solutions for old PCs. CleanMyPC is a special software that is designed to ensure that your computer runs like it was new. This amazing solution doesn’t come cheap so Wccftech is offering an amazing discount offer on a Single License. Avail the offer today before it expires.CleanMyPC Single License FeaturesThis awesome solution scans your computer and cleans up junk files and other things that are detrimental to the PCs speed. It will boost the computer performance and you can enjoy the ultimate PC experience. If you hate slow computers, then this deal is perfect for you. Avail it right away. Here are highlights of what the CleanMyPC Single License deal has to offer: Remove cache, log files, & other junk w/ just a few clicks Scan & clean up your Windows Registry clutter w/ ease Uninstall programs properly, removing every bit of material left behind by previously uninstalled programs Lighten the load on your Windows startup process by disabling autorun programs Shred files completely so hackers can’t find them again Wipe your entire online history clean w/ a single click Get rid of Hibernation quickly & at your leisureImportant Details Redemption: must redeem within 30 days of purchaseRestrictions: for use on 1 PC Version 1.8 Updates included 24/7 Technical and Sales Support Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Russian, UkrainianRequirements Windows 7 and laterThis software is highly reviewed and rated. It is being used by many users across the globe and you can become one of them too. Just go to our website and avail the 49% discount offer. It will expire in two days so don’t miss this opportunity. Happy Shopping!Original Price CleanMyPC Single License: $39.95Wccftech Discount Price CleanMyPC Single License: $19.99last_img read more

Cisco announces severe vulnerability that gives improper access controls for URLs in

Cisco announces severe vulnerability that gives improper access controls for URLs in

first_imgLast week, Cisco announced of a severe vulnerability in the web-based management interface of its Small Business RV320 and RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Routers. This vulnerability could easily allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to retrieve sensitive information. Cisco in their report, mention that this vulnerability is due to the improper access controls for URLs. An attacker could easily exploit this vulnerability by connecting to the affected device via HTTP or HTTPS and requesting specific URLs. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to download the router configuration or detailed diagnostic information. Cisco routers vulnerable to CVE-2019-1653 According to Bad packets report, they scanned around 15,309 unique IPv4 hosts and determined 9,657 Cisco RV320/RV325 routers are vulnerable to CVE-2019-1653. Their report states, 6,247 out of 9,852 Cisco RV320 routers scanned are vulnerable (1,650 are not vulnerable and 1,955 did not respond to our scans) 3,410 out of 5,457 Cisco RV325 routers scanned are vulnerable (1,027 are not vulnerable and 1,020 did not respond to our scans) Source: Bad packets report This vulnerability also affects Cisco Small Business RV320 and RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Routers running Firmware Releases 1.4.2.15 and 1.4.2.17. Cisco has also released firmware updates to address this vulnerability. However, they mention, there are no workarounds that address this vulnerability. To know about this news in detail, visit Cisco’s official website. Read Next Cisco and Huawei Routers hacked via backdoor attacks and botnets Dropbox purchases workflow and eSignature startup ‘HelloSign’ for $250M Per the new GDC 2019 report, nearly 50% of game developers think game industry workers should unionizelast_img read more

Nicaraguas Pastora calls Costa Ricas latest accusations a bunch of lies aimed

Nicaraguas Pastora calls Costa Ricas latest accusations a bunch of lies aimed

first_img Facebook Comments Former guerrilla leader Edén Pastora, the Nicaraguan government’s point man for the ongoing dredging of the Río San Juan, on Tuesday evening denied accusations by Costa Rican officials that Nicaraguan workers had violated Tico sovereignty by venturing into Costa Rican territory to clear trees along the border river.Pastora said members of his staff had not cut down forest coverage along the Costa Rican bank of the river, a natural border between the two countries.According to Pastora, the allegations made this week by Costa Rica were part of a strategy “to make a big fuss” ahead of upcoming hearings at the International Court of Justice over ongoing border disputes.“I swear before God that none of our workers entered Costa Rican territory,” Pastora said, in a characteristically flamboyant response from the former fighter known as “Comandante Cero,” who helped overthrow the Somoza regime in Nicaragua in the late 1970s. Pastora called photograph and video evidence taken on Nov. 10 and presented Tuesday by Costa Rica’s ministers of foreign relations and public security a “lie.”Costa Rican officials on Tuesday publicly accused Nicaragua of removing trees from Costa Rican territory and eroding the riverbank in an effort to widen the San Juan along a 7 kilometer-stretch.“It’s just another big lie the size of the Irazú Volcano,” Pastora said in several television interviews. “No one is cutting down trees. We’re just cleaning up a river that belongs to Nicaragua. We haven’t touched a single grain of [Costa Rican] sand, nor a branch from a Costa Rican tree. It’s nothing but a bunch of lies made up by Costa Rican politicians because they resent any progress by Nicaragua.”Pastora said the “lies” were a public relations strategy designed to improve the image of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís. Asked about the photographs and video released by Costa Rican officials, Pastora said it’s impossible to prove the images were filmed in Costa Rican territory.“A photograph showing one of our employees was taken from an inverse angle so that it looks like he is on the Costa Rican bank of the river. But our Foreign Ministry already confirmed the man was in Nicaragua territory,” Pastora said. He added that [Costa Rican] Foreign Minister González should earn the title of “President of the Liars Club.”Comandante Cero reiterated an earlier statement by his friend-turned enemy-turned friend President Daniel Ortega that Nicaragua was simply following the world court’s orders.“Not even 20 ministers or 100 Costa Rican presidents will stop us from maintaining our river. Next year we will send 15 more dredgers, and if we need 20 or 30 more, we will bring them as well.”In an interview with the San José-based Central American news channel CB24, Pastora was asked about a Nicaraguan worker who appears in a video confirming that he was hired by the Nicaraguan government. Pastora said the man in question “is a Costa Rican faking a Nicaraguan accent.”“It’s a fake. They’re just playing dirty,” he said.Photos and video presented to the media at a press conference this week in Costa Rica will be added as new evidence to ongoing cases against Nicaragua at the world court, in the Netherlands, in February.Watch Pastora’s interview at CB24 (in Spanish): Related posts:Costa Rica adds yet another claim to ongoing border dispute with Nicaragua Nicaragua claims ‘cleaning’ of the Río San Juan follows world court order VIDEO: Costa Rican officials present new evidence of alleged damage to its territory by Nicaraguan workers International Court of Justice to rule on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border dispute on Dec. 16last_img read more

Notorious Pakistan Abomb scientist tries politics

first_img Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressISLAMABAD (AP) – The man who made Pakistan into a nuclear power and later admitted to leaking atomic secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya is going into politics, aiming to shake up the country ahead of national elections.That could provoke some grumbling in the United States, where Abdul Qadeer Khan is viewed as a pariah. At home, however, he is a national hero for his pivotal role in developing nuclear weapons and has been lionized by Islamists for making Pakistan the world’s only Muslim nuclear power. It’s unclear whether the 76-year-old nuclear scientist will be able to translate this public adoration into political support.The goal of Khan’s new movement _ Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan, or Movement for Protection of Pakistan _ is not to field candidates, but to encourage young Pakistanis to participate in upcoming elections and reject “incompetent politicians,” Khan told The Associated Press during an interview Tuesday.National elections are scheduled to take place by June 2013, although they could be called earlier.“The leaders of most of the big political parties are robbers and corrupt,” said Khan, who announced his new movement this week.He took aim at President Asif Ali Zardari, co-leader of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, head of the main opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League-N.A senior politician from Sharif’s party, Zafarul Haq, said the group had always tried to field honest and capable candidates.Fawad Chaudhry, an adviser to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, who is also from the ruling party, dismissed Khan’s criticism.“I am surprised over his allegations against the top political leadership of Pakistan, and I want to remind Dr. Qadeer that at least no politician has sold uranium or nuclear technology to other countries,” said Chaudhry. Khan also criticized Imran Khan, a cricket star who has become a rising force in politics as the head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or Movement for Justice. Imran Khan has campaigned on an anti-corruption platform and has generated excitement among young people, but the scientist accused him of allowing corrupt politicians to join his party.“The youth are 47 percent of our population, and they can turn the table by rejecting robbers and incompetent politicians like Asif Ali Zardari, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan,” said the scientist.A leader of Imran Khan’s party in Islamabad, Salman Malik, denied they had invited any corrupt politicians to join them.Abdul Qadeer Khan suggested that young Pakistanis field their own non-political candidates, such as scientists, engineers, teachers and retired bureaucrats.Such candidates would likely have difficulty competing with the country’s main political parties.Also, Khan could have difficulty achieving his political goals because the government limits his movement.He was detained in 2003 and admitted on television in 2004 that he operated a network that spread nuclear weapons technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya. Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Pakistan has insisted that Khan’s proliferation network has been shut down, but the U.S. still has concerns because American investigators have never been able to question him. The U.S. is especially worried about Iran’s nuclear program amid fears the country could one day seek to build a nuclear bomb.After Khan admitted leaking atomic secrets, he was immediately pardoned by former President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and placed under de facto house arrest. The government ended his house arrest in 2009 but still limits his movement to some extent.The scientist said he would visit schools and convene seminars in Pakistan’s major cities, but would not hold public rallies.“I will go to colleges and universities and tell youths that they should reject the candidates of incompetent and corrupt political leadership,” Khan said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk The vital role family plays in society Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Dominican lawmakers seek to ease sex abuse penalty

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The new criminal code would raise the overall maximum sentence for serious offenses from 30 to 40 years and codifies the crime of kidnapping among its many changes.But the version already approved by a legislative committee, which has been under consideration for 12 years, would reduce the sentence for sexual abuse of a minor from 5 years to 3 years in most cases. It would also reduce the penalty for some forms of domestic violence, treating it as a serious offense only when there is death or major injury. The new code would also provide for jail terms in cases of defamation.Advocates for women’s rights have also complained that abortion would still be a criminal offense in all cases, even when the mother’s life is in danger. Lorena Espinoza, who attended the rally as a member of the Women’s Health Collective, said the new proposal would also eliminate a maximum penalty in cases of incest.“These sentences and omissions amount to a step backward for women and are unacceptable,” Espinoza said.Demostenes Martinez, chairman of the Justice Committee in the lower house of Congress, has said that the changes are the result of 12 years of debate with input from various sectors of Dominican society. Both houses of Congress must still vote on the new criminal code and it must be signed by President Danilo Medina before it takes effect.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments   Share   How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Associated PressSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic are considering a proposal to reduce prison time for some domestic violence and sexual abuse crimes, sparking outrage from human rights and women’s groups in the Caribbean country.Dozens of people gathered outside the Congress on Thursday to protest the proposed overhaul of the criminal code. Demonstrators carried cardboard coffins they said were intended to represent the victims of violence in a country that has long struggled with violent crime. Top Stories Top holiday drink recipes Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories last_img read more