Pork-knocker admits to killing brother

first_imgJust over four years after his sibling’s death, Neville France admitted that he killed his own brother, Richard France, on December 12, 2013 at Falls Top, North West District, Essequibo.The 42-year-old man pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when he was arraigned before High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh on Monday. His sentencing was, however, deferred to February 5, 2018 after his lawyer, Siand Dhurjon applied for a probation report to be presented to the court.Self-confessed sibling killer, Neville FranceAccording to evidence that was provided by Police, the self-confessed killer and his brother resided in the same house with their father. On the day in question, the brothers were imbibing at a neighbour, when an argument ensued. Later the day, it was reported that Richard France returned home and was sitting on a bench outside when he was confronted by his brother and another argument erupted.Further evidence provided by Police stated that when Richard France attempted to walk away, his brother stabbed him to the left side of his upper back. He then collapsed and died. State Counsel Mandell Moore presented the prosecution’s case.last_img read more

JSE’s AltX marks 10th anniversary

first_img31 October 2013 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this week marks the 10th year anniversary of AltX, the exchange’s board for fast-growing small and medium enterprises. AltX has a market capitalization of R15.4-billion, with 60 companies currently listed. Since its inception, 106 companies have listed on AltX, while 22 companies have subsequently migrated from AltX to the JSE’s main board. Its top three sectors by market capitalisation are industrials, financials and basic materials, which together make up 91% of overall market cap. “Ten years on we believe that AltX is even more relevant today, as South Africa desperately needs to grow small businesses to create employment,” Nicole Cheyne, client relationship manager for AltX, said in a statement on Wednesday. “AltX provides smaller companies not yet able to list on the main board with a clear growth path and access to capital. That a number of companies have grown sufficiently to qualify for migration to the main board is testimony to AltX clearly meeting its objectives.” Cheyne believes that a listing on AltX offers companies numerous benefits, including access to a large investor pool, greater opportunities for profiling, and enhanced relations with banks, suppliers, distributers and customers. AltX companies are also better able to retain and attract talent through share options. “JSE research amongst AltX executives strongly indicate that they believe that their listing has helped them meet their objectives, whether these be raising capital, improving business processes or distinguishing them from their unlisted peers,” Cheyne said. “Over 92% of respondents surveys indicate that they made acquisitions post their listing, indicating that AltX is a catalyst for growth.” For investors, AltX offers investment opportunities in high-growth companies with solid fundamentals. “Investors have the peace of mind that a listing on the AltX goes hand in hand with a requirement that companies comply with all the rules and regulations of the JSE and participate in the high standards of corporate governance,” Cheyne said. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Competiveness Report, released in September, ranks South Africa first out of 148 countries for regulation of securities exchanges for the fourth consecutive year. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Yahoo Updates Yahoo Mail, Messenger & Search: Still Commited to Improving Search Technology

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web#Yahoo During a press conference today, Yahoo announced a large number of updates to Yahoo Mail, Search, and Messenger. Yahoo Mail, for example, will now feature status updates from a user’s friends on its homepage. Yahoo Search will also receive a major redesign in the near future. Even though Yahoo will obviously switch to Microsoft Bing soon, Yahoo wants to align the look and feel of its homepage and search application. In the process, Yahoo will now also highlight more of its search services, including Search Monkey, right on its search results pages.Yahoo Mail Adds Status Updates, MyPhotos, EviteYahoo Mail has been improved with the idea of making it focus more on the social connections that are already implicit in users’ email exchanges. The Yahoo Mail homepage will now display status updates from a user’s friends on the service. If a contact uploads new images to Flickr, for example, these updates will appear on the Yahoo Mail homepage (and also in Yahoo Messenger).Yahoo also now allows users to attach up to 25MB of photos to messages and has improved its tools to attach and view these images. To make sharing photos easier, Yahoo has integrated Xoopit’s ‘MyPhotos’ application into Yahoo Mail. Yahoo acquired Xoopit last month. In addition, Yahoo will also integrate Evite into Yahoo Mail, which makes it easier to create invitations based on a user’s address book.  In addition, Yahoo has also updated its mobile, web-based version of Yahoo Mail. The site is now a lot cleaner and allows users to read Word, Excel, and PowerPoint attachments right from within the web application.Some of these updates are quite reminiscent of what Microsoft is doing with its Live products. On Windows Live, for example, users can also aggregate their updates from other services and see what their friends are doing online. While Yahoo is integrating all these services into Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Live splits all these tools up into separate applications. Despite Bing Deal, Yahoo Redesigns SearchInterestingly, Yahoo also decided to preview an updated look and feel of Yahoo Search. The new look will feature a three-column layout, similar to the Yahoo homepage. While most of Yahoo’s own search engine technology will obviously soon disappear in favor of Microsoft Bing, Yahoo wants to align the layout of its search engine with the rest of its services. The new layout brings services like Search Monkey and data filters into a column on the left side. None of these are new services, though they do bring old services that were often underutilized to the foreground.People SearchYahoo will also give its users a better way to search for people. Once these updates go live, whenever somebody uses Yahoo Search to find information about a person, Yahoo will display data from LinkedIn, Twitter, FriendFeed, and Facebook. Nice, But What About Bing?All of these updates are quite nice, though once Yahoo switches over to Bing, it will remain to be seen how many of Yahoo’s search tools will actually survive the transition. During today’s presentation, Larry Cornett, Yahoo’s VP of Search Products and Design, stressed that the company will continue to invest in search technologies. During the Q&A session after today’s presentation, Yahoo also focused on the fact that it will continue to control how search results are displayed, even if those results come from Bing. Yahoo will also continue to be able to add on to Bing’s results, which sounds as if programs like Search Monkey could survive the transition.Yahoo MessengerYahoo also announced updates to Yahoo Messenger. The new beta of Messenger 10 will launch in 25 countries and will feature support for status updates, similar to Yahoo Mail. None of these updates are extremely exciting, though it is important to remember that Yahoo Messenger has a lot of users, both in the US and worldwide. Many of these users will surely appreciate these updates, which, among others, include support for high-quality video calls.center_img frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Yilport on a Growth Course

first_imgzoom Port and terminal operator Yilport Holding, part of Yildirim Group, recorded a 9% year-on-year increase in container volumes in 2017.Volumes rose to 4.3 million TEU in 2017 from 3.93 million TEU handled in 2016.As explained, the increase was led by Yilport’s ten container handling terminals in Turkey, Scandinavia, Iberia and Latin America.In Turkey, the volume increase was attributed to strong exports. Yilport Gebze, the company’s home terminal, recorded 501,284 TEU for 2017, reflecting 26% YOY increase. Gemlik and Gemport terminals also closed 2017 with record-breaking volumes.Yilport’s Nordic terminals handled 13% more cargo in 2017 due to strong Swedish exports. In addition, the terminals absorbed volume from competitor’s corridors during labor disputes, Yilport said.In Yilport’s Iberian terminals, volumes surged by 5.8%.What is more, the company’s Latin America terminals displayed a 22.6% YOY growth.Yilport also owns a 50% stake in Malta Freeport whose throughput rose by 2% to 1.75 million TEU in 2017.The company revealed that 2018 will be the year of Yilport Turkey with a focus on development projects to increase its operational efficiency.“The year is expected to be bright in both container and general cargo volumes as regards to the consolidations of the alliances and increasing demand for the general cargo flow across Turkey,” Yilport concluded.last_img read more

Which Injury Will Affect The NBA Playoffs Most

By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 29, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle talk about the news that Kyrie Irving recently had knee surgery and won’t be back for three to six weeks. How will the surgery affect the Boston Celtics’ playoff seeding? How would losing Kyrie for the first round of the playoffs affect the team?Next, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs because of his own knee injury. The crew breaks down what that means for the Warriors and what their chances of winning the NBA title are.Plus, a significant digit on an oddly important member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor took a look at how Irving’s injury may affect the Celtics.Chris wrote about how the Warriors should adjust their offense without Curry.Significant Digit: .700, the winning percentage of the Cavaliers when Jose Calderon is in the starting line-up. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code read more

Playing to Win

first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Video games have come a long way since Pong and Pac-Man. But with high tech comes even higher price tags, a source of pain for plenty of passionate gamers. Enter Sean Spector, who, in 2002, co-founded Gamefly, an online company that is to gamers what Netflix is to movie lovers. The company was venture-backed from the start–even on the heels of the dot-com bubble burst–and is now profitable. Spector, who now serves as Gamefly’s senior vice president of business development and content, shares some of his secrets to online success.What inspired you to start Gamefly?I had a voracious appetite for video games, and I couldn’t afford to buy all the games I wanted to play. I think that’s the conundrum for most gamers: They want way more than they can afford. I looked at the traditional rental model–which is the brick-and-mortar model–and realized that it was pretty good for movies, but it was broken for games. I figured there had to be a better way, and it really came down to my personal desire to play more games than I could afford to buy.What were some of the hurdles you faced during startup?When we started this company, it was post-bubble burst. Nobody was really looking at funding dot-coms. They had sort of gone out of fashion–especially dot-coms that held inventory. So it was definitely a contrarian play, for us as well as for the investors. It was a really good time to start a company, not that dissimilar from the way things are today. Really good companies are going to emerge from this shakeout, and I think the same thing happened back in 2002. Real business models need to be created to sustain growth and become profitable. I knew from Day One that we would have a real business model that generates real revenue, and not the reliance upon “If we build it, the profitable model will come.” That’s the critical thing: To have a business model from Day One is the better route to take rather than trying to say you’ll figure it out a couple of years in.How do you deal with the obvious comparisons to Netflix?We embrace it because Netflix is a great company and they run their business extremely well. It’s definitely a form of flattery because they’ve done an amazing job of making sure that they focus on their customers. I think all businesses can take a page out of Netflix’s playbook and see how well they’ve done by focusing on their customers.What’s your advice for aspiring online entrepreneurs?We had a pretty good idea, but ideas are a dime a dozen. You’ve got to be willing and able to execute the idea, even though people are going to tell you you’re making a mistake or you’re wrong or you’re crazy. You’ve got to be willing to fail if you’re going to succeed. It sounds cliché, but it’s true. Even if people are going to tell you you’re going to fail–and they may be right–you’re going to come out of it learning a lot, so the next time you do it, you’re going to do things differently. You wouldn’t have had that experience or that knowledge if you hadn’t tried. 3 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals June 25, 2009last_img read more