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PM squatting in the National Assembly

first_imgDear Editor,Once again, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s presence in the National Assembly, while performing the functions of Office of President, has become a contentious one. When it first occurred during the Budget Debates in late 2015, in an article titled “Prime Minister squatting in the National Assembly” I publicly condemned it as a violation of the Constitution and posited that his presence thereof was unlawful.In light of the Leader of the Opposition’s pronouncements last Friday in the National Assembly, the matter has become a live issue once again.Perhaps, a convenient place to begin is Article 96 of the Constitution. In the current circumstances, it is beyond disputation that the Prime Minister was appointed to perform the functions of the office of President under Article 96 (1) of the Constitution.Article 96 of the Constitution provides:“Whenever the President is absent from Guyana or considers it desirable to do so by reason of illness or any other cause he or she may, by direction in writing authorise any member of Cabinet, being an elected member of the National Assembly, to perform such functions of office of the President as he or she may specify and the person so authorised shall perform those functions until his or hers authority is revoked by the President or until the functions are resumed by the President.”Again, it cannot be disputed that the Prime Minister is an elected member of the National Assembly and a member of Cabinet. Therefore, he qualifies to have been appointed by the President, to perform the functions of Office of President.The next relevant constitutional provision which falls to be considered is Article 178 (4) of the Constitution. The relevant portion reads:“During any period when a Minister is performing the functions of the office of the President under article 96 or 179 or has assumed the office under the provisio to article 95(1), his or her seat in the National Assembly shall be regarded as vacant and may be temporarily filled in accordance with any provision made under Article 160 (3).”The language of Article 178 (4) is unambiguous and unequivocal. Once a Minister, (who must be an elected member of the National Assembly), of the Cabinet is appointed to perform the functions of the office of President, then that Minister’s seat in the National Assembly “shall be regarded as vacant.” Therefore, while he is performing the office of President, Mr. Nagamootoo’s seat in the National Assembly “shall be regarded as vacant.”It must also be excruciatingly clear that it matters not whether he is an elected member of the National Assembly or not. In fact, the framers of the Constitution specifically provided that it is only an elected member of the National Assembly who is qualified to perform the functions of the office of the President (See Article 96 (1) above).And in Article 178 (4), the framers of the Constitution, consciously rendered that seat as vacant, when that elected member is appointed to perform the functions of the office of President. The Prime Minister’s plea therefore, that he is an elected member of the National Assembly and therefore, cannot be “unelected”, is wholly devoid of merit and is simply puerile. It is the Constitution itself, under which he is elected as a member of the National Assembly, that renders his seat vacant.The other contention of the Prime Minister that he is “Prime Minister” and not a “Minister” is equally specious and untutored. Article 103 (1) of the Constitution conclusively puts this issue to rest. It provides: “The Prime Minister and every other Vice President shall be a Minister of the Government of Guyana.” This provision establishes beyond any doubt that the Prime Minister is a Minister of Government.There are additional and even more fundamental reasons, quite apart from the above, which disqualify an elected member who is performing the functions of Office of President from sitting and participating in the business in the National Assembly.The National Assembly is merely one component of Parliament. Article 51 provides: “There shall be a Parliament of Guyana which shall consist of the President and the National Assembly.” So what is loosely called a Parliamentary Sitting, is technically not. It is merely a sitting of the National Assembly. It is the National Assembly that has the Constitutional responsibility of approving the annual estimates of expenditures, not Parliament. When estimates are approved by the National Assembly, an Appropriation Bill is then tabled, capturing all the estimates of expenditures approved and that Bill is then required to be passed by the National Assembly. Upon passage of that Bill by the National Assembly, it then goes to the President for his assent. The framers of the Constitution prohibited the President from participating in the National Assembly and in the approval of Bills because the President is empowered to assent to those Bills. It would be a contradiction in terms if the President were to participate in the passage of Bills in the National Assembly and then have the functional responsibility of assenting to those very Bills. That is precisely why the President has a power to withhold his assent from Bills. The President is, therefore, neither a part of, nor a “rubber stamp” of the National Assembly. The framers of the Constitution went to great lengths in creating a clear divide between the National Assembly and the President. In the circumstances, while performing the duties for Office of President, the Prime Minister’s presence in the National Assembly is institutionally incongruous and constitutionally incestuous.On the issue of convention and precedent, the record will establish that Mr Nagamootoo is the only elected member of the National Assembly who ever sat in the National Assembly while performing the functions of the office of President.Sincerely,Anil Nandlall, MPlast_img read more

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Guyanese remanded for disorderly behaviour on T&T-bound flight

first_imgA Guyanese woman has been remanded to a Trinidad prison after she reportedly behaved disorderly on a Trinidad-bound flight. Sylvanie Roxanne Shivnarine reportedly behaved in a disorderly manner on flight BW457, which left Guyana for Trinidad on Monday. According to a report from the T&T Newsday, upon arrival in the twin island Republic, the woman was taken off the flight by security officials. She was slapped with a charge which stated that on July 20, she behaved in a manner which caused annoyance to passengers on-board the flight. Shivnarine appeared before the Arima Magistrates’ First Court, but was not required to plea to the indictable charge. Magistrate Cheron Raphael remanded Shivnarine to prison, stating that bail could not be granted since she did not pass through Trinidad’s immigration after she was taken off the flight. However, according to the news report, she is expected to be processed by immigration shortly. Shivanrine is expected to make her second Court appearance on Thursday. As the Guyanese woman was being taken away from Court, she was weeping uncontrollably.last_img read more

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U.S. economy lagging projections

first_imgRetailers boosted inventories by 0.3 percent. That reflected gains in many categories but declines at auto dealers. Manufacturers raised inventories by 0.1 percent. The latest reports provide fresh figures showing that the economy was not performing as well as previously thought at the turn of the year. Analysts said the slowdown in retail sales in January was not too worrisome given that it followed a 1.2 percent surge in December sales. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a new high. The Dow closed up 87.01 points at a new record of 12,741.86. It was the 28th record close since the start of October. A string of weaker-than-expected numbers is causing economists to reduce their estimates for overall growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, for the final three months of last year. They now believe that the GDP was growing at an annual rate of just 2.5 percent, a full percentage point below the government’s initial estimate of 3.5 percent GDP growth in the final quarter of 2006. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Retail sales, hurt by a big drop in auto purchases, slowed at the start of the year and business inventories turned in the poorest showing in 17 months. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that retail sales essentially were flat in January, the poorest performance since a 0.2 percent decline in October. Business inventories, the department said, basically were unchanged in December at $1.37 trillion, $147 million less than in November. It was the weakest showing for inventories since they fell by 0.4 percent in July 2005. The inventory report included a 0.5 percent plunge in stockpiles held by wholesalers. last_img read more

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Massive A380 jet lands at LAX

first_imgThe world’s largest passenger aircraft has landed at Los Angeles International Airport. The Airbus A380 today is making its second ever visit to LAX to test airport compatibility ahead of Qantas’ planned passenger service to and from Los Angeles starting next fall. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to visit the aircraft A380 before 150 passengers take off for a two-hour demonstration flight. An Airbus-Qantas Airways flight crew is scheduled to pilot the jumbo jet to Sydney on Friday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings The French-made plane, which can haul more than 800 passengers, made its first stop at LAX in March.last_img read more

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PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT – WHAT A WEEKEND FOR DONEGAL ATHLETES

first_imgBY PATSY MCGONAGLE: So many locations – California, Ardara, Maghery, London, Birmingham, Dublin not to mention Stranorlar make up the story from the Finn Valley club this past weekend.Tori Pena was in action in Mount Sac relays a world class meet in US and cleared 4.15 for 6th with just over 90 days to the Big one London in August.In London 4 representatives in the famous inspiring London marathon all of them crossing the line achieving the medal namely Mary Hippsley, Kate McGuigan, Gloria Devenney and Sean O’Leary. Well done all – a great personal achievement which everyone can take inspiration from.In Dublin it was National road relays in Raheny and we had 5 teams on duty.As is the norm the Masters section kicked off the programme. Good return here Over 50 men namely Mark Connoly, Pat Hegarty and Dominic Bonner on duty and their reward silver medals. Interesting to note Dominic’s week last Sunday he won the national over 50 10k road title in 34 minutes odd a most notable run. He was in Derry for a 5k on Wednesday 17.12 his time and he was beating it out again on this team. The Gweedore man, who trains alone, is a real stand out story.The over 40 lads of Ciaran Carlin joined by Martin Irwin and Michael Gallagher took the bronze first national medals ever for the latter two. It was the turn of the women next, their ranking finish 7th winners DSD but so important to be on the start line and finally the men’s relay two teams the A team of James Speight 10.06 ( 2 miles )Mark Hoye 4.33 ( 1 mile ) Paul Leck taking over in 6th ( 3 miles ) and final leg Gerard Gallagher ( 2 mile ) to finish 9th the event winners Rathfarnham.The B team was Ryan Porter, Dean Toland, Mark Bonner and Patrick Hynes Foy for 16th place. Well done all good to be back in the competition and being competitive.That mile leg by Mark represents the fastest of the day and he now can look forward to competing for his University in the British Univ.champs at the Olympic stadium, London on weekend May4/5/6th, a unique opportunity about which he is pretty excited.Janine Boyle and James Kelly were our representatives on Donegal Sportshall teams in Birmingham, Janine picking up two individual medals in long jump and 2 lap race a very exciting contribution and it was special as her Mum Marie was there as a team manager.James also is a special talent eligible again next year and his putt of 11.83 did of course gain him a podium spot. Again his coach/Dad John had flown over so another nice memory to recall in the years ahead.The outstanding Donegal performance came from the Rosses girl Sarah Doherty a double gold medalist the best points return ever by a Donegal athlete at this exciting event.It’s interesting to note the absolute explosion of numbers in road events in the county and the weekends story began in Gortahork the Tir Na Nog Series being promoted by Senator Brian O Domhnaill a Valley club member.Saturday was Ardara 10k day in memory of Martina Maguire and what a response just over the 1000 mark a tremendous event amongst the finishers Michael McGonagle aged 7 not a bother to him. Sunday was Maghery 5k in aid of Habitat promoted by Niamh Walsh and Rosaleen Mc Gonagle and Bridgeen Doherty flew the flag for us there.Finally the Parents Council of St Columba’s, Stranorlar had 300 turn out – won by Oisin Gallen in a sub 20 time with parent Noreen Bonner women’s winner 22 minutes and as School principal Maeve Scully observed “runners and walkers aged 7 to 70 babies in buggys and even 2 dogs.” Sure, where would you get it?It’s busy busy in the coming weeks a large crowd expected Wednesday evening for open track meet registration from 6pm.So many tasks to do so offers of help from club people welcome see the programme on the www.finnvalleyac web.Strabane stage a meet on May 6th and we are encouraging participation there followed by Schools athletics and county athletics plenty of opportunity.PatsyPATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT – WHAT A WEEKEND FOR DONEGAL ATHLETES was last modified: April 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT – WHAT A WEEKEND FOR DONEGAL ATHLETESlast_img read more

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Napoli looking to sign Arsenal keeper David Ospina on permanent basis

first_imgOspina was initially brought in to provide cover for highly rated Alex Meret, who was signed for £30m from Udinese but then broke his arm within six days of arriving.And the 30-year-old has filled in well, playing seven times in Serie A so far with Meret still yet to make his debut.As per the terms of his loan, Napoli would be obliged to sign Ospina permanently should he play 30 senior games this term.He has so far played 11 times in all competitions but La Repubblica has reported that the Serie A side are ready to do the deal, for around £3m, anyway. targets 2 Ospina has spent most of his Arsenal career as the No.2 choice Latest Transfer News IN DEMAND RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST REVEALED targets moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Napoli are ready to snap up on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a permanent basis.The Colombia international joined the Italian club after Arsenal signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer. Getty Ospina has revived his career at Napoli 2last_img read more

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Bulldogs Post Strong Performances on First Day Of Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

first_imgAnother PR and prelim win for Deonne Witherspoon 6.76 in the 60 dash pic.twitter.com/RxFTSWjZnV— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 3, 2018 The men’s team’s evening was capped by Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ont.) finishing 10th overall in the 400 meters with a big personal best of 49.15. 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)3. Mary Young, 8.4723. Bryce Lang, 10.09 Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs’ marks came against a tough field that featured some of the top team in the nation. The women’s team first day at Nebraska was highlighted by senior Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) winning her qualifying heat of the 60-meter hurdles in 8.47. Her time was the third fastest time of the evening to advance her to Saturday’s finals. Mary Young wins her prelim section in 8.47 #Drake_TFXC pic.twitter.com/1wlGwcFSKg— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 3, 2018 The bulk of the team competes Saturday with action starting at 11:30 a.m. for the Bulldogs. 400 Meters10. Malik Metivier, 49.15 PR Malik Metivier 49.15 in the 400… competing very well pic.twitter.com/txHR3grWj9— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 3, 2018 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams unleashed three personal bests in seven events on the first day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska.center_img Frank Sevigne Husker InvitationalFeb. 2, 2018 – Lincoln, Neb.Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)2.Deonne Witherspoon, 6.76 PR 3rd14 .Aaron Chier, 6.98 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)19. Dominic Lombardi, 8.55 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)27. Mariah Crawford, 7.8728. Sophia Jackson, 7.88 Story Links 400 Meters22. Rai Ahmed-Green, 57.7132. Victoria Coombe, 58.35 Friday Results Deonne Witherspoon (South Bend, Ind.) highlighted the evening by winning his preliminary heat of the 60 meters is 6.76. His time dropped his previous best by 0.02 and improved his standing as the third fastest in the event in Drake history. His qualifying time was the second fastest of the day and advances him to tomorrow’s finals. Weight Throw27. Peter Read, 48-8.75 (14.85m)last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ ARREST TWO MEN IN CONVOY ARSON INVESTIGATION

first_imgThe scene of the arson attack in the early hours of FridayBREAKING NEWS: Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the double arson attacks in Convoy, Donegal Daily can reveal.The men were detained at separate addresses in east Donegal following an intensive Garda investigation since the attacks on an Orange Hall and Presbyterian Church in the early hours of last Friday.It’s understood a number of searches have also taken place as a result of the fast-moving Garda inquiries. The Orange Hall was destroyed in the arsonists’ attack.A bible was set alight at the nearby Presbyterian Church but thankfully the fire there did not take hold.There has been widespread condemnation of the October 3rd incidents which have sickened the community in Convoy.Church leaders from all sides have come together to say those behind the incidents will not be allowed to divide the community. The Convoy attacks came just three weeks after an Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham was also destroyed in an arson incident.It’s understood the two men arrested in east Donegal will also be questioned about that incident. BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ ARREST TWO MEN IN CONVOY ARSON INVESTIGATION was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestsarsonattacksconvoyOrange Hallsectarianlast_img read more

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Live playoff updates: Sharks topple Avalanche in Game 1

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device Get live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 1 of the Sharks’ second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche Friday at 7 p.m. from SAP Center.[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_2ee4e992-34c2-4470-aa47-65e34ab3a3ff”]The Sharks are coming off the most thrilling game in their 28-year history when they stunned the Golden Knights 5-4 in Game 7 on the strength of a four-goal …last_img read more

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Winged Migration Grows Up

first_imgScientists used to rely on metal bands on birds’ legs to find out how they got from here to there.  Now, they can glue tiny radio transmitters to their shoulders and follow them in real time.  What happened when Princeton scientists hijacked 30 white-crowned sparrows and took them from Seattle to New Jersey?  Age has its advantages, it turns out.  Read about it on PhysOrg and EurekAlert.    The adults soon realized they were 3,000 miles off course, and adjusted their bearing to fly southwest toward their winter quarters in Mexico.  The juveniles, who had never flown home before, flew directly south.  This indicates that the chicks are born with an innate compass that works OK the first time, but experience helps the adults develop a global map that can make corrections.    The white-crowned sparrow usually flies solo at night.  Upon release, all the birds seemed a little disoriented at first.  After a couple of days the adults converged on the correct orientation.    The article did not say if the scientists were able to bring the lost youngsters home, because the devices apparently did not have receivers to which they could send commercials, like “Fly Southwest.”  Hopefully they will enjoy Florida.Ongoing research into bird migration shows that it is a multi-faceted skill that employs magnetic fields, celestial navigation, smell, visual landmarks, and more.  How the chicks of the Pacific Golden Plover fly from Alaska to the tiny specks of the Hawaiian islands, alone, across open ocean, using only an innate compass, is one of those wonders of nature that defies evolution.  Time to enjoy Winged Migration again: a film whose photographic excellence and amazing content should adorn every home theater.  Looks great in HDTV.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Job losses ‘a call for action, investment’

first_imgZuma, who has a pending State visit to India next month, said businesses should not miss the opportunity to leverage a relationship with one of the world’s largest markets. Stronger partnership with business Meanwhile, Busa elected Futhi Mthoba as its new president. Mthoba, who received majority votes in her run against businessman Sandile Zungu, said her first priority will be to build unity among members. “We have been working well together as the partnership of business, government, labour and community sector, implementing the framework agreement for South Africa’s response to the international economic crisis,” Zuma said, adding that a range of interventions, including programmes to help firms avoid retrenchments, had been introduced. Zuma congratulated Mthoba saying government would continue to work for a stronger partnership with business. “We look forward to ongoing fruitful engagement with Busa, to tackle the serious socio-economic matters affecting our country,” he said. Source: BuaNews He said the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) had allocated R6.1-billion to support companies that were hard-hit by the economic crisis, and encouraged all employers who faced the prospects of layoffs to use facilities that the government had created in an effort to curb unemployment. The continued loss of jobs this year, including those recovered in the final quarter of 2009, is a cause for concern for the government and requires renewed action, says South African President Jacob Zuma. Zuma also called on business to explore the growing African market, adding that Sub-Saharan Africa was the third-fastest growing region in the world after China and India.center_img He said that, following his attendance at the World Economic Forum in Dar es Salaam, he had returned “encouraged about Africa’s prospects”. 12 May 2010 Close to one million jobs have been lost so far during the global economic recession. ‘Explore Africa’ Speaking at the Business Unity South Africa (Busa) annual general meeting in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Zuma said it was clear that some sectors of the economy were still suffering, even though overall, some were beginning to grow fairly well again. “I’ll help them build capacity and then reach out to small businesses and capacitate them as well so they can create jobs. A lot of work needs to be done but I am extremely excited and honoured to be appointed,” Mthoba said. “As we predicted, although the economy was turning positive, the impact of the recession might still lead to some job losses.last_img read more

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NaGeira’s Treasure – GC6EDE – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 22, 2012

first_img SharePrint Related”Pirate’s Booty/Bonaire” GC19NBJ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 24, 2011October 24, 2011In “Community”Geocache of the Week — Pirates of the Grand: The Legend of DKs TreasureAugust 3, 2017In “Community”Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Your adventure awaitsCoordinates to this kid-friendly geocache deliver you to a remote island off eastern Canada. Your thirst for adventure leads you to a mysterious door. The passage is carved into a sheer cliff. The salty sea air heightens your awareness. You’re near a hidden pirate treasure. The deserted beach, on a rocky shore will reveal a secret if you can only follow the clues.A pirate’s treasureNaGeira’s Treasure (GC6EDE) was hidden by Alastair Allan (aviex) & Sherilyn Beaton. It’s rested in a moss covered cove for ten years. The cache owners described the cache as, “an adventure for the kids and an interesting afternoon.”They weave a pirates tale with the cache description. “NaGeira’s treasure was wrested from the dastardly pirate Peter Easton by the people of Conception Bay and hidden underground on the Treasure Island. A recently discovered parchment… appears to give directions to the hiding place.”In search of treasureNearly 150 geocaching teams logged smileys on this cache since it was hidden July of 2002. The difficulty 2.5, terrain 3 traditional cache in Newfoundland and Labrador has accumulated more than 20 Favorite Points. Geocachers who find the cache say, “Well isn’t this what caching is all about! Seeking treasure in a memorable location that makes you almost forget what you planned to do for the rest of the day. That was certainly our experience: a lunch on the beach and exploring for the rest of the afternoon. Truly one of of our all-time favourites. The stuff ‘caching memories’ are made of ”Getting closer…Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.last_img read more

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Why do major American corporations struggle in China?

first_imgHow IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… Tags:#China#Industrial IoT#Internet of Things#IoT This introduction is our first installment of an eight-part series about the importance of cross-cultural design which will examine several attempts by large, well-known American corporations to expand their reach by marketing in mainland China.  As this series will show, many of these attempts have failed to achieve success even though China is the second largest economy in the world.  The key question we hope to answer is why they failed, and to attempt to draw lessons to help future American companies to successfully sell there.Many American companies are increasingly interested in capturing the absurdly large and ever more technologically advanced market of China. But with the potential of the great financial rewards associated with successfully operating in China comes a large risk of failure. To quote GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt, “China is big, but it is hard.”See Also: China planning massive innovation for state-operated companiesThis series of articles examines some attempts by major American companies to enter the Chinese market. Major companies provide the most telling examples because they have the most written about them. Further, they are instructive because, generally speaking, an inability or failure to commit sufficient funding to the attempt is not part of the analysis. Therefore, one can more easily see that disappointment or outright failure in the Chinese market by American companies is the result of one or more factors from four general categories:A lack of understanding about Chinese society and its realities;Misunderstanding the needs/desires of the consumer, especially how the population typically uses technology;Creation of political turmoil – this is mostly applicable to large corporations, especially those with a social media aspect; andA lack of key partnerships (guanxi) with homegrown Chinese businesses.In this series, I will explore several large American companies that have experienced a range of outcomes in China, from failure to lackluster success, even though these same companies were and are thriving in America, and sometimes in other large international markets as well. In addition to discussing what each company did wrong, I will suggest what each one could have done or should do in the future to better capitalize on their respective market opportunities.  I will also discuss a couple of companies which have learned enough to do things the right way and have enjoyed success as a result.See Also: Yinchuan is the smart city choice for ChinaThe author is Clayton “CJ” Jacobs, who is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with, and the Head of Cross-Cultural Design at, ReadWrite. An area of focus for him is helping American companies understand and enter the Chinese market through taking a modern user-centric product design approach. You can contact him directly at clayton.michael.jacobs(at)gmail.com or find him on Twitter & LinkedIn.center_img Related Posts Clayton Jacobs Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more

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30 Days of Savings is Here!

first_img This image was purchased by the MFLN from iStock.com on 11 January 2019 under member ID 18347305. By Molly HerndonJoin the Military Families Learning Network’s Personal Finance team this month in saving $100 in just 30 days. From February 1 through March 2, the MFLN Personal Finance team is supporting financial professionals in their efforts to encourage students and clients to save $100. Return to article. Long DescriptionIn sync with Military Saves’ message to “save for the unexpected” in the 2019 campaign our hope is that savers will use the $100 to supplement or start an emergency savings fund.The 30 Days of Savings Challenge takes the guesswork out of how to start a savings plan. Registered participants follow a daily savings chart that lists the amount needed to save daily throughout the 30 days to reach $100 by March 2.Need ideas of how to save these small daily amounts? Watch Dr. Michael Gutter deliver 30 ideas for how to save money from our last challenge in 2017.Registered participants of the challenge receive weekly emailed messages that give ideas, activities and events that support their saving efforts. We also encourage participants to join the conversation happening on Twitter by following and contributing to #30DaysofSaving on Twitter.Sign up and join us in saving $100!last_img read more

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1st Test: Williamson, Latham dominate on rain-curtailed Day 2

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE updates from day two of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. (Live Scorecard)Take a look at the revised session timings for the remainder of the Paytm First Test match. Play to start at 9.15 AM IST pic.twitter.com/AjbKw1Zeiw BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2016UPDATE – Day 2 play has been called off at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201615.58 IST: STUMPS! Play has been called off for the day due to wet outfield. It will be an early start tomorrow, with play to begin at 9.15 AM. 98 overs are scheduled to be bowled on Day 3. New Zealand 152/1, trail by 166 runsUPDATE – Umpires to inspect the field at 3.45 PM IST BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201615.30 IST: There’s some positive news as the rain have stopped pouring down. The groundstaff are already on it and trying to dry up the water on the field. Slowly the covers are being peeled off. The umpires will make their next inspection at 1545 IST. Rain delays the start of play in the final session of Day 2. More updates on the same soon @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/9Z4OcK1DRw BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201614.34 IST: Start of the post tea session is delayed due to rain. The entire ground is under covers now. Rain is not even hinting of slowing down and the ground remains fully covered. Whereas the light has gone from bad to worse. The chances of seeing some cricketing action late in the day seems slimmer and slimmer.advertisement14.14 IST: TEA! That’s the end of second session and it has gone New Zealand’s way. Both Kane Williamson and Tom Latham brought up their fifties. They played with calmness and confidence, sweeping the spinners, using their feet and putting bad ball away whenever required. The duo has added 117 runs to their second-wicket partnership. New Zealand 152/1, trail by 166 runs 14.02 IST: It has started to drizzle in Kanpur, just 10 minutes before tea break. New Zealand 146/1 Close call! Tom Latham survives after the ball hits the grille of KL Rahuls helmet at short leg Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/fCUSIEUJFk BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201613.41 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Latham and Williamson have now added over 100 runs in their partnership for the second wicket. This stand has certainly put India under pressure. New Zealand 135/1 13.33 IST: FIFTY! Tom Latham and Kane Williamson complete their 8th and 23rd fifties respectively. The duo has been outstanding. New Zealand 130/113.29 IST: Tom Latham survives. It was a tossed up delivery by Jadeja around middle and off, Latham goes for the sweep but gets it from the inner half of his bat to his boots and it lobs up towards Rahul at short leg. Rahul juggles the ball and the ball strikes the grille off his helmet in the process. So according to the rule, it can’t be ruled out because it hit the grille. New Zealand 127/1Both Kane Williamson & Tom Latham made their Test debuts v India,the former made a 100, while later a duck!#IndvNZ#500thTest#India500 Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 23, 201613.11 IST: Virat Kohli brings off-spinner Murali Vijay into the attack. New Zealand 114/113.03 IST: CLOSE SHAVE! Kane Williamson survives a hit-wicket chance. Ashwin bowls a tossed up outside off, spins in and Williamson presses forward to block but gets hit on the helmet and the back flap of his helmet flies off and falls just wide of the stumps. Close shave for Williamson. It would have been one of the most weird ways to get out. 12.57 IST: Ashwin and Jadeja have made to work hard under overcast conditions in Kanpur. 12.34 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Tom Latham and Kane Williamson have been involved in an important fifty-plus stand. New Zealand 85/1 after 26 oversTom Latham in action (Reuters Photo) Williamson with the shot of day two. Shami over pitches & he’s dispatched back past him with the off drive. 80/1 #sumptuous #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Players back on field for the 2nd session. Latham 25 and Williamson 21 resuming for NZ at 71/1, trail by 247. #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Take a look at the match summary at Lunch on Day 2 of @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/WdmSd9w1Mw BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 201611.31 IST: LUNCH! That’s the end of first session on Day 2. After Jadeja heroics lifted India to 318, New Zealand started well to put 71 on board for the loss of one wicket. They just had one loss in Martin Guptill, who fell to Umesh Yadav after an aggressive start. After that, Tom Latham with his skipper Kane Williamson saw off the rest of the session without much hiccups. The disappointment for the home side will be the bowling of Ashwin, who looked unsettled in the middle due to the clever batting by the tourists’ skipper. India showed a poor effort in the field with more than a couple of misfields leaking away some runs.advertisementNew Zealand will now want Williamson and Latham, who look settled to play a long innings as they have the patience to play it. Kohli would want his bowlers as well as his fielders to step up their performances.Umesh Yadav celebrates with teammates (AP Photo)50 on the board for the loss of 1. Latham 17 and Williamson 7. Deficit is 268. Spinner Ashwin and Jadeja bowling in tandem #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Williamson into his work early, sweeping and flicking Ashwin to the leg side. Field changes. Jadeja back on at other end. 45/1, 13 overs ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Ashwin replaces Jadeja. Latham gets off strike. Williamson has joined him after wicket of Guptill. Not a lot of turn yet. 36/1 #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201610.47 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav gets the first breakthrough as he traps Martin Guptill leg before for 21. Good length delivery, shaping in. Guptill tries to flick it but misses the line completely and the ball thuds into his front pad. The Indians appeal in unison and the umpire has no hesitation in ruling that out. It looked quite adjacent to the naked eye and seemed to be hitting the leg stump. New Zealand 35/1 Solid start from the openers. 24/0 after 6 overs. Guptill 15 & Latham 9. Spin already on in Jadeja #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201610.21 IST: Change of ends for Shami. He now replaces Umesh Yadav in the fourth over. New Zealand 13/0 vs India 31810.17 IST: Virat Kohli makes a surprise move as he brings in Ravindra Jadeja in the third over. New Zealand 11/0 vs India 318 Guptill gets off the mark with a nice cover drive, before Latham crashes one to the point fence. 5/0, after 1st over #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Shami gets us underway, bowling to Guptill. Latham at the other end. 318 on the board. Here we go! #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016Wagner’s final wicket sees him finish with 2-42, Boult 3-67, Santner 3-94, Sodhi 1-50, Craig 1-59 from 24 overs! #wellbowled #INDvNZ ^WN BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201610.00 IST: That’s it! Ravindra Jadeja played an important role with his breezy 42 not out off 44 balls to help India post 318 in their first innings. Umesh Yadav was the last man to fall for 9 off Wagner. The 41-run stand for the last wicket took India to a decent total. This morning, the visitors started with Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult who were taken to all parts by Jadeja, taking his team to a 300 par score.Jadeja in action (Reuters Photo)The Indian top order gave them a good start and were 154/1 at one stage. After that, the Kiwis made a strong comeback, running through the Indian middle order and restricting the further damage and would be happy with their overall bowling performance. Kohli too would be pleased with this total and would hope his bowlers work their magic on the visitors.advertisement09.47 IST: Jadeja has been on an attacking mode at the moment. This time he steps out to hit Santner for a huge six over long on. India 312/9 after 95 overs09.40 IST: Jadeja brings up India’s 300 with a single towards long on. India 300/9 after 93 overs 09.33 IST: Ravindra Jadeja goes down the track and hits Santner over the infield for four towards long off. India 295/9 09.28 IST: Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav are out in the middle as Day 2 action begins. Mitchell Santner starts Day 2 proceedings. India 291/9 vs New Zealand Ross Taylor getting ready for the BLACKCAPS first innings. Can expect to see a bit of spin! #indvnz ^CE pic.twitter.com/yBNFUVvmEx BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 2016No surprises – hot and humid in Kanpur for day two. India to resume shortly at 291-9 #indvnz ^CE BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 23, 201609.04 IST: Zaheer Khan: Few spots there with the NZ left-armer’s footmarks. Ashwin will be happy with those. Boult though has created a nice patch for Ashwin to use. He may have done India some favour. Day 2 #INDvNZ @Paytm Test Cricket pic.twitter.com/JbHgLRlDJY BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2016VIDEO: Watch the 100-run stand between @mvj888 & @cheteshwar1 for 2nd wicket on Day 1 https://t.co/n6dm16nqoQ @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ BCCI (@BCCI) September 22, 2016Day 1 report: India faltered after a solid start to their first innings as New Zealand banked on a strong bowling performance to grab the upper hand on the opening day in Kanpur.Electing to bat after winning the toss, the Indians had a promising start to their innings, doing well in the pre-lunch session. But the Kiwi bowlers hit back, claiming eight wickets in the next two sessions for the hosts to finish the day at 291/9.In the historic 500th Test match for India, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were at the crease at the close of play on 16 and eight runs, respectively.For New Zealand, pacer Trent Boult (3/57) and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner (3/77) picked up three wickets each while Neil Wagner (1/42), Mark Craig (1/59) and legspinner Ish Sodhi (1/50) chipped in with a wicket apiece.Most of the Indian batsmen fell to poor shots after misreading the turn or bounce of the ball rather than any top quality bowling by the visitors.The hosts are playing with six batsmen, two fast bowlers and two spinners while the visiting New Zealand have gone with three spinners and two fast bowlers.India have played 14 Tests under Kohli’s captaincy so far, winning 10 of them. The hosts will be eager to register their 11th win under Kohli and make the historic 500th Test a memorable one for cricket lovers in the country.last_img read more

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