first_imgIt is a case that has many lawyers debating which is more costly: spending thousands of US dollars to prosecute the theft US$34.50 worth of goods; or setting a precedent of leniency against petty theft. Monrovia Club Breweries has sued three of its employees accused of stealing six gallons of draft stout with a market value of L$3,450 (US$34.50) to Criminal Court ‘C’ for prosecution. The company in its lawsuit, dated 2011, claimed that at their premises in Duala, Bushrod Island, the defendants without the consent of their employer stole six gallons of draft stout. The trial could not take place yesterday because lawyers representing the employees asked the court to allow them to review the prosecutor’s charges against their clients; a request which was accepted.The case has been rescheduled for today, December 6.Defendants Augustine Jankpolo, Daniel Blay and Clarence Williams face the charges of theft of property and criminal conspiracy, but Williams is the only one being tried as the whereabouts of his codefendants remain unknown.Besides, the Monrovia Club Breweries and defendant Williams have spent more than US$2,000 to hire lawyers to represent their respective legal interests in a case involving less than US$35 in damages. Many legal experts, who pleaded not to be identified, described the matter as “disappointing and a waste of resources.”One of the lawyers even argued that hearing such a matter is meant to delay the court from hearing serious criminal cases.“This matter should have been heard at the level of the Magisterial Court and not the Circuit,” the lawyer argued.“How was this indictment prepared? Did the Magisterial Court even have the opportunity to hear it before the indictment was prepared?” another lawyer wondered.Monrovia Club Breweries further claimed that co-defendants Blay and Williams admitted to receiving some portion of the stolen property.It was based on these points that the Montserrado County grand jury indicted Blay, Williams and Jankpolo for the commission of the crimes theft of property and criminal conspiracy.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_imgFire crews and locals have been tending to a gorse fire at Derryhenney near Doochary in the past few hours.The fire spread rapidly towards one house because of breezy conditions in the area.One family had to vacate their home and move cars. The fire is relatively under control but fire personnel are remaining at the scene.It follows a number of gorse fires in recent days. BREAKING NEWS: FAMILY FORCE TO FLEE HOME AFTER MORE GORSE FIRES was last modified: April 9th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalDoocharyFIRESgorselast_img read more

first_img6 November 2013South African scientists are to lead two of the 10 teams involved in the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, the international SKA Organisation announced on Monday.The SKA’s global partners have committed €120-million to the three-year design phase, which will involve more than 350 scientists representing 18 nations and drawn from nearly 100 institutions.The SKA project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, to be co-located in South Africa and Australia.SKA South Africa said in a statement on Monday that the telescope’s design had been broken down into various modules called “work packages”. Each of these packages, of which SKA South Africa has been selected to lead two, will be managed by a team of international experts.Dr Richard Lord, of SKA South Africa, will head up the team that deals with the “assembly, integration and verification” element, which involves the planning of activities at the sites needed to incorporate the SKA into existing infrastructure.Tracy Cheetham, also of SKA South Africa, will head up the team charged with all the infrastructure-related work for the telescope.In addition, various South African companies and universities are playing key roles in the design of numerous elements of the other work packages, including dishes, telescope manager, science data processors, central signal processors and signal and data transport.SKA SA general manager for science computing and innovation, Jasper Horrell, told Business Day that seven South African companies and two local universities were involved in the design work at this stage.Professor John Womersley, chairman of the SKA board, said in a statement: “This multi-disciplinary team of experts has three full years to come up with the best technological solutions for the final design of the telescope, so we can start tendering for construction of the first phase in 2017 as planned.”Deploying thousands of radio telescopes, in three unique configurations, the SKA will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky thousands of times faster than any system currently in existence. It will be able to detect very faint radio signals emitted shortly after the Big Bang.The international SKA organisation has 10 member countries: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. India is an associate member.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#Web Trends Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts dan rowinski The two tube sites together contain 735,000 videosThe average video play time on the two tube sites was 11 minutesSince launch in 2006, the platforms has reached 93 billion viewsThat is about 13.2 video views per person on EarthThe sites together have collected 158 million ratingsOf those ratings 63% are positiveThe sites are now growing by 22,000 videos every month.Since inception of the two tube sites, people have watched 1.2 million years of porn on the sitesUpdate: This article originally stated 15,000 video views per person on the planet. The number has been updated to 13.2. The most impressive part? Those are just two porn tube sites. It is likely that there are others that are just as heavily trafficked, if not more so. This should not come as a surprise to anyone. The rise of porn into mainstream culture has coincided with the maturing of the Internet. Just as it has been for every medium dating back to Stone Age figurines, porn was pioneering content for the Web.  Note that PornWatchers is reporting on its own industry and product.  The most surprising number is the 93 billion views between the two porn sites. That is a very, very large number. You could take most large media properties, squeeze them together and aggregate their page views and still not come anywhere close to 93 billion views since 2006. Guess that’s another constant. People really like to watch. Top image courtesy Shutterstock A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Several constants dominate the Web. First, someone is going to advertise to you. Second, trolls. Third, and perhaps most important, there will always be pr0n. A lot of it., a search engine for adult tube videos, has released data on two sites (both of which are like YouTube for porn), and The numbers are a staggering. (Note, the link takes you to, but just to a press release with charts.) Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_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_imgMicromax Canvas Win launch eventIndian handset maker Micromax has launched two new handsets, Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092, that are powered by Windows Phone 8.1. Micromax Canvas Win W121The Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 are the first Micromax devices based on the Microsoft’s Windows platform. On the specs front, both the devices are dual-SIM come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM.Priced at Rs 9,500, the Canvas Win W121 features a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel main camera with flash. It also has a 2-megapixel front snapper. The internal memory stands at 8GB, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.Micromax Canvas Win W092The Canvas Win W092 has been priced at Rs 6,500. It comes with a 4-inch screen with an IPS WVGA display It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera (with LED flash) and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The device comes with 8GB of built-in storage with up to 32GB of expandable memory.While launching the devices at an event in New Delhi, Micromax Executive Chairman Sanjay Kapoor said, “We are the first Indian brand that has brought devices that operate on the Windows 8.1 update.”The new devices will start selling from July.last_img read more