Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 28, 2017 – Nassau – Voter fraud is apparently already being attempted by some citizens of the country, ahead of the 2017 General Elections. The Parliamentary Registration Department says they have noticed a trend in all of the islands where individuals are trying to register twice and trying to collect two voters’ cards.Sherlyn Hall, Parliamentary Commissioner, has warned against the practice, saying the PRD is onto them and has systems in place not only to end but to detect the trend. It is said the individuals would register at one site, collect their voter registration card and then head over to another center to register there and pick up a second card. It apparently did not work. Elections have to be held by May 7; Parliament is said to be on the wind down. Nearly 150,000 Bahamians are not registered to vote.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#Voterfraud#letsvoteBahamas TCI: Two PNPs fingered for voter fraud, situation said to be on the way to AG Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #LetsvoteBahamas, #magneticmedianews, #Voterfraud Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win. 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Recommended for you
New iPhone 11 leaks continue to support the square camera bump rumors and why Apple may move away from a Face ID enabled iPhone in China. In this week’s Apple Core round-up, we’re breaking down the latest rumors about the next iPhones and taking a look at the media fallout after Apple announced Jony Ive’s departure. $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier See It Best Buy Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It $999 • reading • More iPhone 11 leaks and why Apple could ditch Face ID Now playing: Watch this: See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags 0 Fresh iPhone 11 leaks and more Jony Ive news $999 Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Jony Ive Apple Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See All Boost Mobile 7:30 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Post a comment Apple iPhone XS Mobile Phones The iPhone 11 design is coming into focus Whether you’re a fan of the square camera bump or not, this is shaping up to be the final design for the 2019 iPhone lineup. Alleged CAD renders of the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max sequels appeared on tech leaks site Slashleaks this week. The new images show pretty the same iPhone 11 design we’ve been hearing about for nearly six months now, since long time leaker Steven Hemmerstoffer (@Onleaks on twitter) published the first images of the three-lens camera square back in January. All three phones have the same square, but in the case of the XR sequel the Slashleaks renders show it housing only two lenses. They also show a traditional lightning port on the bottom, suggesting Apple won’t make the leap to USB-C on the iPhone this year as earlier rumors had suggested.Alleged iPhone XI CAD renders from Slashleaks. Slashleaks And even though we’re still about two months away from the next iPhone launch, case makers are already starting to bet on these designs. Filip Koroy, who goes by EverythingApplePro on YouTube, published a video showing the new iPhone 11 cases that are already being manufactured in China. He shows what they look like on the 3D mockups he has of the three designs (iPhone 11, 11R and 11 Max) and then puts them on the current line-up to show how much larger the camera module is compared to the 2018 line-up. According to the rumors, the 2019 iPhone 11 models will be a bit thicker than their predecessors, allowing the camera module to lie almost flush with the back of the phone despite its larger footprint. Looks aside, the iPhone’s camera is rumored to see big improvements in 2019. Those will include a new super-wide-angle option, more powerful zoom, better night shots capabilities and new software features with iOS 13.Apple may replace Face ID for Touch ID in ChinaThe other big iPhone news this week has to do with Apple’s plans to reinvigorate sales in China by offering a cheaper iPhone alternative. Apple may replace its current Face ID technology for a cheaper in-screen fingerprint scanner that would allow the company to lower production costs and reduce its iPhone prices in this market, according to a report in Chinese newspaper Global Times, cited in MacRumors. The US’s trade war with China and competition from other Chinese manufacturers offering phones at much lower prices have contributed to declining sales for Apple. Apple will likely stick with Face ID as its main form of biometric identification, but the company may choose to include both and in-screen Touch ID and Face ID in the global versions of the 2019 iPhones.New reports about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple Last week Apple announced its chief designer, Jony Ive will leave the company after nearly 30 years. According to Apple, Ive is leaving to start his own design firm next year and will take on Apple as one of his main clients. But this wasn’t enough to stop media reports about the alleged terms of his departure from surfacing shortly after the news went public. This week a report published in the Wall Street Journal says the design guru had been distancing himself from Apple for years because of conflicting opinions about the direction the company was headed after Jobs. It says that the news didn’t come as much of a shock to many of his employees. “Yet his departure from the company cements the triumph of operations over design at Apple, a fundamental shift from a business driven by hardware wizardry to one focused on maintaining profit margins and leveraging Apple’s past hardware success to sell software and services.” the report stated. Jony Ive’s departure marks the end of the Steve Jobs era. VCG/Getty Images Tim Cook was apparently not in agreement with the Journal’s portrayal of the situation, calling the article “absurd” after it went live. In an email to NBC News, published on twitter by reporter Dylan Byers, the Apple CEO said, “A lot of the reporting, and certainly the conclusions, just don’t match with reality. At a base level, it shows a lack of understanding about how the design team works and how Apple works. It distorts relationships, decisions and events to the point that we just don’t recognize the company it claims to describe.”Ive hasn’t responded directly to the report, but is quoted in Apple’s original announcement praising the team and the company. The WSJ is standing behind its reporting despite the backlash. More Apple newsJony Ive’s departure signals the end of the Steve Jobs eraThe 15 most iconic Jony Ive products and designs at AppleApple may abandon butterfly switch keyboards
This photograph taken on April 4, 2018 shows Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu, who lost both of his legs during first attempt to climb Everest, during an interview with AFP at Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, ahead of another attempt to climb the mountain. AFPA Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal’s top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers.Xia Boyu is the first double amputee to be given a permit to climb the world’s highest mountain after the ban was revoked.The 69-year-old said the measure, introduced in December to much criticism, was “discriminating against the disabled”.“I panicked after I heard the news because it meant I couldn’t fulfil my dream. I thought, ‘How can I now get a climbing permit?’ Xia told AFP.But last month, disability advocacy groups successfully overturned the ban in Nepal’s highest court, arguing it contravened the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities.Xia’s bid to summit the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain will be his fifth.He was part of a Chinese national team in 1975 when the group encountered bad weather just below the summit.Oxygen-starved and exposed to frigid temperatures, Xia suffered severe frostbite and lost both his feet.In 1996, his legs were amputated just below the knee after he was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.The tenacious climber returned to Everest in 2014 but an avalanche killed 16 sherpa guides early in the season, forcing most expeditions to call off their summit bids.Xia was back the following year, but the climbing season was again cut short when a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, killing around 9,000 people-including 22 on Everest.His last attempt was in 2016 when bad weather again forced him to turn back just 200 metres from the summit.‘Challenge fate’ -“Climbing Mount Everest is my dream. I have to realise it. It also represents a personal challenge, a challenge of fate,” Xia said.Xia’s guide, Dawa Gyalje Sherpa-who has summited Everest eight times-is hopeful the plucky Chinese climber will finally make it to the top this time.“He has been training and has climbed above 8,000 metres before,” Sherpa said.“I am hopeful he will fulfil his dream.”The legal wrangling over disabled climbers did scupper ex-soldier Hari Budha Magar’s bid to become the first above-the-knee double amputee to scale Everest.Magar-a 38-year-old former Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan-postponed his attempt and said he will return in 2019.The only double amputee to summit Everest is New Zealander Mark Inglis, who achieved the feat in 2006.Hundreds of climbers flock to Everest every year during the brief spring climbing season starting April, when winds and temperatures are more forgiving than other times of the year.Last year, 634 people made it to the top and seven died trying.Nepali and Chinese authorities, who monitor all climbs on the southern and northern faces of the mountain respectively, are yet to release the number of climbing permits issued for this year.But the season-which marks the 65th anniversary of the first summit of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay-is expected to be busy.
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgIf breaking history as the first African American woman to be elected as Prince George’s County Executive wasn’t enough, Angela Alsobrooks has been named as the 2019 corporate president of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).As the DMV is so closely related, the Metropolitan Washington COG Corporation is a nonprofit that “connects leaders across borders to help shape strong communities and a better region,” according to the organization’s website. COG members include elected officials from local governments, the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures and U.S. Congress. Policies are created through three independent boards, the COG Board of Directors, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee.Each month, over 1,500 local elected officials meet to discuss progress and policy in order to create change and improve the DMV region. Every December, the officials gather to meet new members and elect corporate officers. It was at this December meeting where Alsobrooks was named COG President.The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments elected all-female corporate officers, including, Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart (far left) as secretary- treasurer; Phyllis Randall (second from left), chair of the Loudon County Board of Supervisors and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (far right) as vice presidents and Angela Alsobrooks as president. (Courtesy Photo)Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the District of Columbia City Council, served as the 2018 COG President and is passing the baton to Alsobrooks.As COG Corporate President, Alsobrooks will oversee the collective work among the Metropolitan area leaders.“I am so honored to be elected corporate president of [Metropolitan Washington COG] for 2019,” Alsobrooks wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to collaborating with leaders across our region and work on plans to improve the quality of life for each of our citizens.Even more groundbreaking, COG named all women as corporate officers. Chair of the Loudon County Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser are COG’s 2019 corporate vice presidents. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart is COG’s 2019 corporate secretary- treasurer.