first_imgSenior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. NewlandThe National Elections Commission (NEC), through its local office in upper Bong County, will on Tuesday, Nov. 21 conduct a recount in electoral district # 4 in Bong County.According to the Senior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. Newland, the recount will be conducted in nine (9) polling places in six (6) precincts in the District of the eighty-four (84) polling places.Mr. Newland named the precincts numbers: Shankpalai Public School with code #06102, with polling places 1, 2 and 3; Nyensue Palava Hut, code #06088 with polling places 1 and 2; Kollieta Public School, code #06092 with polling place 2; Foequelleh Public School, code #06018 with polling place 1; Payeta Public School, code #06064 with polling place 2; and Bellemu Public School code #06008 with polling place 3.The Upper Bong County Senior Elections Magistrate said immediately after the conduct of the October 10, elections, electoral district #4 incumbent representative Lester M. Paye and three-time defeated candidate Susannah Lorpu Mator filed separate complaints of elections irregularities to the NEC and hearings were conducted by the NEC hearing officer in NEC office in Gbarnga. Mator was defeated in the representative election of October 10, 2017, for which her complaint is registered. She also lost her representative bid in 2011 and 2005.Mr. Newland said the two complainants, through their lawyers, prayed to the NEC for a rerun in the district due to the alleged irregularities but following legal arguments between the complainants and the NEC, it was concluded by the NEC hearing officer a rerun was not possible.He explained that following the hearings, the two complainants appealed to the National Elections Commission Board of Commissioners (BoC) and the Board of Commissioners in its ruling called for a recount in nine polling places.“Based on the BoC ruling and mandate, we will conduct a recount of nine polling places in electoral district #4 but the recount will be conducted at the NEC’s local office in Gbarnga beginning 9 in the morning,” Mr. Newland said.He was swift to say that parties involved have been notified since the ruling was handed down by the BOC and local as well as international observers will be in attendance to witness the process.Electoral District #4 has a total of 23,166 registered voters and recorded a total of 21,582 valid votes and 1,584 invalid votes among 14 representative candidates contesting, including the incumbent.The Unity Party representative candidate Robert Flomo Womba was declared winner of the October 10 election in the district, after obtaining 4,232 votes accumulating 19.6%, while incumbent Representative Lester M. Paye of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) who took second place received 3, 471 votes (16.1%) and three-time defeated candidate of the United People’s Party (UPP), Susannah Lorpu Mator, received 3,179 (14.7%).Representative-elect Robert Flomo Womba lauded the NEC for the decision for a recount, adding “let the NEC go ahead with the recount and the results will not change because my people voted me overwhelmingly for the kind of work I did for them when I was not eyeing this position.”Electoral District #4 comprises Zota District, Panta District and Mehnquelleh Clan of Sanoyea District.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTjaronn Chery’s well taken goal and Junior Hoilett’s penalty put QPR in a commanding position at Loftus Road.Chery, recalled to the starting line-up by boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, struck 10 minutes before half-time – his sixth goal of the season and second in three matches.James Perch pulled the ball back from the left and Chery showed great composure to steady himself and fire low into the far corner.And Hoilett doubled the lead from the spot four minutes later after Sebastian Polter had been brought down by Michael Morrison.Polter, preferred to Conor Washington up front, turned away from Paul Robinson and Morrison was arguably fortunate to escape with just a yellow card after bringing down the German as he was about to shoot.Earlier, Chery’s deflected shot flashed narrowly wide and Birmingham’s David Cotterill fired wide after being picked out by Jacques Mahoma.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Perch, Henry, Luongo, Phillips, Chery, Hoilett, Polter.Subs: Ingram, El Khayati, Konchesky, Tozser, Washington, Petrasso, Faurlin.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img22 October 2004A website developed to find ways for South Africans to help prevent, manage and minimise the impact of child abuse recently celebrated its second anniversary.The Volunteer Child Network offers volunteers in the fight against child abuse access to a range of information, including contact details of organisations that are active in preventing and reducing child abuse.According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the database of participating organisations has grown from 150 at the time of the launch in 2002 to over 500.People who wish to volunteer their services can log onto the site to look up their preferred organisation.“The website facilitates the matching of skills and preferences of volunteers to the specific needs of organisations that recruit, train, manage or deploy such volunteers”, the CSIR’s Crime Prevention Centre, a partner in the initiative, said in a statement.Other partners include the Office on the Rights of the Child in the Presidency; the sexual offences and community affairs office of the National Prosecuting Authority; the Department of Justice and the Department of Social Development.The Network was formed in 2001 after a series of seminars involving government, NGOs and civil society.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#Bitmessage#email#security How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? While this represents the slimmest of majorities, there are reasons to believe technology like Bitmessage could find a home with consumers in the future. For one thing, interest in the open-source protocol is rocketing, according to Google Trends.This interest is not the same as arguing that most people have figured it out. As Karthik Iyer notes, while Bitmessage is “not suitable for n00b’s yet … it is becoming popular as more people from the tech world experiment.” Bitmessage downloads jumped 500% in June 2013 after Edward Snowden went public with the NSA’s monitoring of private email correspondence.Bitmessage: The Choice Of A Suspicious Generation?So what is Bitmessage? As noted, it’s an open-source communications protocol for keeping your email private. Unlike PGP and similar programs that hide just the content of messages, Bitmessage also hides metadata like the sender and receiver of messages. And unlike PGP, Bitmessage doesn’t require that users manage public or private keys to use the system; Bitmessage uses strong authentication so that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed.Bitmessage is also decentralized and trustless, which means that you don’t need to trust root certificate authorities or any third parties who, under legal duress from a government, might give up your data. Read the fine print on commercial encryption programs like Hushmail and you’ll notice that they, like Facebook and others, protect your privacy until a legal authority asks them not to.Developed by Jonathan Warren starting in November 2012 in response to suspicions that the U.S. government was tapping citizen emails, the system is modeled on Bitcoin. While its security measures are not foolproof, the system was designed for iteration and Warren is actively working on improvements to Bitmessage’s security.As it stands today, Bitmessage isn’t an overlay for your existing email system. It’s actually a secure replacement for whatever email tool you currently use, and also includes instant messaging. While I suspect most will stick with their preferred communications applications, if Bitmessage can be integrated into existing application GUIs, adoption might actually go mainstream.Mainstream Adoption Of Hacker TechnologiesOf course, this might be impossible. Bitmessage is a unified communications system by design. While this means that the only way for a government agency to intercept Bitmessages is by gaining access to your physical machine, it also means that it may not work as a bolt-on security addition to Gmail or Apple Mail.Still, for the paranoid or simply those who want to be able to talk to their grandmother without NSA involvement, Bitmessage may be a sign of secure times to come. It’s still a bit raw, but gaining interest, developers and traction. This is an open-source project worth watching.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts Matt Asay 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid In the wake of news that the NSA may be spying on citizen communications, many are asking how to secure email and other messaging protocols to keep prying eyes away. While some have traditionally turned to Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption or other encryption programs to secure their communications, none of these keep the NSA or others from keeping tabs on essential metadata like the identity of your email recipients. Bitmessage, a peer-to-peer communications protocol, may offer a better way.Not that you have anything to hide. In Search Of PrivacyThere are many reasons for wanting to maintain one’s privacy. Despite Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s suggestion that “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” even ordinary people with ordinary confidences don’t necessarily want the government looking over their shoulders as they type their emails. According to a recent Pew Research survey, 56% of Americans surveyed believe it’s okay for the government to track phone records to prevent terrorist attacks, but 52% say that snooping on emails is out of bounds.last_img read more

first_imgMS Dhoni might have drawn some criticism from a few former cricketers over his performances in T20 cricket but the World Cup-winning captain has found plenty of support from his own team.Last month during the T20I series against New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli was the first to throw his weight behind Dhoni and said the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman was still an integral part of his team.Dhoni’s 37-ball 49 in India’s defeat to New Zealand in the second T20I drew sharp rebuke from former cricketers who felt it was time for India to look for an alternative to Dhoni in the shortest format.However, coach Ravi Shastri, in an exclusive interview with India Today, slammed the 36-year-old Dhoni’s critics and said they should instead look at what they were like when they were 36.Now, Rohit Sharma has also backed Dhoni and said he was shocked when people still questioned Dhoni’s role in the T20 team.”I am shocked that this question is being raised. If you look at the recent performances, I don’t understand why people are still talking about it. It is not about whether he will be part of the 2019 World Cup, his recent form has been good.”It is too far off and we should focus on what is happening now. He bats at No. 6 and does not get to play as many balls as some of us at the top of the order,” Rohit told India Today in an interview with Boria Majumdar.WATCH VIDEOadvertisementUnder Rohit, Dhoni batted at No.4 in the first T20I and hammered an unbeaten 39. In Indore, he walked in at No.3 after Rohit and KL Rahul had posted 165 for the first wicket. In the last match in Mumbai, Dhoni slipped back down the order to help navigate a bit of a tricky chase.Given the recent numbers then, should Dhoni bat up the order more regularly now?”That decision lies with the coach and the captain. I have seen him bat from four to six, and even batted at three in the IPL. That wicket in Rajkot (the second T20I vs New Zealand) was tough and we had lost four wickets when he went into bat. People need to look at the game situation before they talk,” Rohit said.Speaking to India Today, Shastri had also wondered why Dhoni was being criticised when he was still extremely fit.”We are not stupid. I have been watching this sport for the last 30-40 years. Virat has been a part of this team for a decade now. We know, at this age, he can beat players aged 26. People who talk, forget that they played the game. If they look themselves in the mirror and ask the question, ‘what they were at the age of 36?’ Would they have run two runs faster?'” Shastri told India Today. “But the time they finish two, this guy will run three. Then he has won only two World Cups and averages only 51. Till today you don’t have a wicket-keeper to replace him in the one day team.””He is still one of the best around, not only in the Indian team, but the world. Some of the things you see with him are not sold in the market. You will not get it anywhere else.”The fact that he does not play Test cricket, means he should be playing as much cricket as possible till the World Cup in 2019″Dhoni, who was in indifferent form over the last couple of years in ODIs, finished with 788 runs from 29 matches in 2017. He had also scored a hundred against England in January and played a few crucial knocks for the team just when it looked like the opposition had the upper hand. His next challenge would be a tour of South Africa for six ODIs and three T20Is.last_img read more