Corriverton gets new Mayor, Deputy

first_imgA new mayor and a deputy were on Thursday elected to serve the town of Corriverton, Upper Corentyne Berbice. Businessman Winston Roberts is the Mayor-elect, while his Deputy is fellow businessman Imran Amin.Newly elected Mayor Winston RobertsSixteen councillors have also been selected to serve on the Council. Following the November 12 Local Government Elections, the People’s Progressive Party gained fourteen seats on the Council, while the APNU secured two seats.Roberts, the 13th Mayor of Corriverton, has promised that there will be no new taxes, but residents are to benefit from improved streets under a proposed road rehabilitation programme. Also high on his agenda is the installation of more streets lights in the town.Roberts says emphasis will be placed on rehabilitating the Line Path Cricket Ground, in addition to lobbying for a permanent landfill site.Roberts has also assured the newly elected Aors that he will serve with integrity and commitment.last_img read more

Leicester sign goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool

first_imgLeicester have announced the signing of Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool.It is understood the transfer fee for the 25-year-old is £12.5million, plus a 20 per cent sell-on clause. Ward has signed for Leicester Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img #lcfc have agreed terms with Liverpool for the transfer of goalkeeper Danny Ward 🦊👐#WelcomeWard ➡️— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 20, 2018Ward is set to link up with his new team-mates on Monday for a training camp in Austria.Foxes boss Claude Puel said on the club website: “I’m very happy to welcome Danny to Leicester City.“Pre-season preparations have started well for us and with Danny joining the group, it will give us even more competition in the squad, which is crucial for us ahead of what will be another very competitive Premier League campaign.” The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED 1 Ward has signed a four-year deal with the Foxes, having fallen further down the Anfield pecking order following the world-record arrival of Brazil international Alisson.Ward becomes the Foxes fourth signing of the summer transfer window, and will offer competition to Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic.“I’m delighted to be here and I’m really looking forward to the future with this football club,” Ward said to LCFC TV.“I’ve come here to develop my all-round game and hopefully help deliver some more success. The club has had that in recent years and hopefully there’s more to come in the future.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on REVEALED last_img read more

How to Design a Web App for Google TV

first_imgGoogle has released a preliminary developer’s guide to aid those interested in porting their Web or mobile applications to Google TV, the newly announced platform built on top of Google Chrome technology. With Google TV, “television is no longer confined to showing just video” explains Salahuddin Choudhary, Google TV product manager, in a blog post. “It can be a photo slideshow viewer, a gaming console, a music player and much more.”But how does one build a working application for Google TV? Although deeper, technical details are still forthcoming (sign up here for updates), developers interested in this new platform can now follow the guidelines put forth by Google here on the Google TV developer site. These are essentially style suggestions for building TV-enabled Web apps, something that developers should consider if building apps for any TV platform, not just Google’s. They are, as follows:Make it Simple: Identify the vital parts of your app before starting work, stick with one visible mode of navigation or one information hierarchy, make the primary action reachable in one click, avoid the temptation to use abstract icons, limit vertical scrolling, and preselect the user’s next action when you can.Get Navigation Right: Google TV users will often navigate with a directional pad, so the navigation model involves up, down, left, right and enter buttons and action. Make your app navigable with one hand. Design for TV screens, not Computer Screens: TVs have wider screens, so you should make UI elements slightly larger. Also, avoid highly saturated and very bright colors, and design for 1280×720 and 1920×1080 resolutions, including at least a 10% margin. Use pure white (#FFFFFF) sparingly. Pick the Right Fonts: Avoid lightweight fonts or those with very narrow or broad strokes. Use simply constructed sans serif fonts and apply anti aliasing to increase readability. Google TV currently supports only the Droid Sans and Droid Serif font families. If you want to use font embedding techniques to create a more customized appearance, you can, but this relies on Flash, which will be slower. Make Onscreen Text Readable: Don’t Use Disruptive Sounds: By default, volume should be low. Make it simple to mute the app. Don’t make interactions dependent on audio cues.Use Flash Wisely: Google TV can play 720p and 1080p Flash videos. Use h.264 encoding, not h.263 or vp6. Avoid Flash banner or sidebar ads that include video. Only use one instance of the media player at a time. Be conscious of system memory. Be Conscious of Performance: Perceived performance is more important than actual performance for TV apps. Make sure the app never executes so much code that the runtime can’t frequently update the screen and gather user input. You may need to divide a task into parts to accomplish this. Use Bitmaps: Use bitmaps to optimize rendering. Watch Out for Tweening: Minimize the use of motion tweens to help content run faster. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Tags:#Google#How To#web Limit each paragraph to no more than 90 words. Break text into small chunks that can be read at a glance. Keep line length at about five to seven words per line. Never go shorter than three or longer than 12. Remember that light text on a dark background is slightly easier to read on TV (compared to dark text on a light background). Target body text to be around 21pt on 720p and 28pt on 1080p. Don’t use any text smaller than 18pt on 720p and 24pt on 1080p. Add more leading (larger line spacing) for onscreen text than print text. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Microsoft Tries To Spur Windows Phone Development With New App Studio

first_imgMicrosoft wants you to build an app for Windows Phone. Like, really wants you to build an app for Windows Phone.Microsoft announced today a program called Windows Phone App Studio beta, a free Web-based tool for first time or hobbyist developers to try out app designs and download them to their Windows Phone devices to test them out. If they like what they have made, they can publish them to the Windows Phone Marketplace for their friends and family.The Windows Phone App Studio is basically an online app wizard with a variety of customizable templates that allow for applying text, Web content, imagery and design concepts to an app. The App Studio will take care of all the coding and backend services hosted in the cloud. The new tool could be useful to professional developers that have been resistant to building for Windows Phone (which are most professional mobile developers) by letting them see what their app might look like on the platform. Microsoft let’s developers use App Studio beta for prototyping before downloading the source code so they can continue working on that app in Microsoft’s integrated developer environment Visual Studio.Microsoft is allowing any developer to unlock and register one Windows Phone to download their test apps (up to two apps) on. Registered Windows Phone developers can unlock up to three phones for 10 apps. To spur developers to try App Studio or just sign up for a developer account Microsoft announced that registration to its mobile developer center is on special: $19 until August 26. That is well below Apple’s $99 yearly fee and Google’s $25 fee for Android developers.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Tags:#app development#Microsoft#Windows Phone The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinskilast_img read more

Road rage: security for victim’s kin

first_imgThe Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the parents of a youth — who was killed in a road rage in 2011 in Manipur involving the son of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh — will be provided security by the State government.The Manipur government assured the court that the parents of victim Irom Roger would be provided round-the-clock security by Manipur Rifles.Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh told a Bench of Justice Deepak Gupta that orders had already been issued to provide security to Irom Chitra Devi and Irom Lokendra Singh.Advocate Utsav Singh Bains appeared for the parents of the victim. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, Manipur Chief Secretary O Nabakishore Singh denied the allegation that at the instance of the Chief Minister, the administration, including police, was obstructing the Iroms from approaching the High Court to challenge the conviction of Ajay Meetai for lesser offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. On May 29, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to consider giving security cover to the parents of the youth. Manipur told the court that it did not have any problem in providing security to them.last_img read more

Spike in swine flu cases in Gujarat; toll rises to 79

first_imgThe number of swine flu cases in Gujarat continue to grow. More than 2,000 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus since January 1 and 79 persons have succumbed to it. About 727 persons are undergoing treatment in various hospitals across the State. According to a Gujarat Health Department release, four persons died on Thursday, taking the toll to 79 while as many as 118 new cases were registered across the State.“Since January 1, 1,497 people have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals in the State,” the release said.“Gujarat is among the worst affected States due to higher number of cases and mortality,” a State government official said.PIL spurs actionOn Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court directed the State government to form a high-level committee comprising bureaucrats and health department staff to plan and take necessary measures for the control of swine flu, which has spread wide as cases have been reported from across the State.The direction came from the division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.S. Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) pointing out the poor state of infrastructure in government-run hospitals for the detection and treatment of swine flu.Earlier, owing to rising cases of swine flu and resultant deaths in Gujarat, the Union Health Ministry had sent a team to assess the situation and assist the State in strengthening its response mechanism to contain the viral influenza.Centre’s advisory on preparednessThe Union Ministry has also issued an advisory for preparedness to tackle the seasonal influenza. The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) and its State units have enhanced the surveillance for Influenza like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).Further, the Drug Controller General of India has been asked to coordinate with drug manufacturers and monitor the availability of Oseltamivir – the drug recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) – in various States.last_img read more

Creamline on top as Alyssa leaves

first_imgAlyssa Valdez made sure she leaves Creamline on a winning note.ADVERTISEMENT Off to join the Philippine team’s training in Japan, Valdez unloaded 30 points to lead Creamline past defending champion Pocari Sweat, 25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre on Saturday.The win gave the Cool Smashers their fourth straight win and solo leadership. They also inflicted the Lady Warriors’ first defeat in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut they will miss the services of Valdez in the next three matches as she is scheduled to return Aug. 2.“Pocari gave us a good fight,” said Valdez who will join the Nationals on Monday when they start a multicity training camp in preparation for the Asian championship and Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games next month. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Deliver when called Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Pocari was within 19-21 but committed successive errors, including a Pablo attacking miss. Pau Soriano ended it with a block off an exhausted Pablo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. By the time Valdez returns, Creamline would either be in the playoffs or already assured of a semifinal berth.Jia Morado said Creamline will surely feel Valdez’s absence but is confident that “my teammates will step up.”“We are not relying only on Alyssa, we’re relying on everyone,” said Morado.It was a virtual spiking derby between Valdez and Pocari gunner Myla Pablo, who accounted for 25 points.The two main draws of the league fueled their respective teams, keeping the match tight until the Lady Warriors, champions of the past three conferences, lost their momentum late in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

Call for Greek Minister’s Ouster After Insulting Soccer Teams

first_imgATHENS – Calls from his own party for Deputy Education Minister Costas Zouraris could lead to his being forced out after he slurred Greek soccer teams and used profane language to dismiss another.Zouraris, a provocative figure in the pro-austerity, marginal, jingoistic Independent Greeks (ANEL) who are junior partners in the coalition led by the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA, insulted Athens’ Olympiacos as well as Aris, a team based in Thessaloniki where he was speaking to Metropolis radio.“Who gives a f**k  about Aris,” he said in language similar to US President Donald Trump describing Haiti and some places in Africa “shithole countries,” whose residents shouldn’t be allowed in America.While the major rival New Democracy Conservatives went after him’ “With his most recent comments, Costas Zouraris has become a symbol of this government’s debasement and degeneracy. The country’s problem is not Zouraris but the person who chose people like him to govern,” New Democracy said in a statement.An ANEL lawmaker and Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Dimitris Kammenos said Zouraris should be forced out by party leader and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, who is no relations. “It’s him or me,” Dimitris Kammenos said.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras brought in some ANEL lawmakers into hic Cabinet after getting the party into his Administration to have a scant three-vote majority in Parliament even though the parties are ideological opposites. ANEL has voted for SYRIZA austerity measures after both said they would reject them before bowing to international creditors.MP Kammenos said that, “We will not tolerate another insult from Zouraris against the fans of the two teams,”  referring to a previous incident where the deputy minister had made similar disparaging remarks about Olympiacos.“These are divisive comments that create an explosive climate,” he said. There was no immediate reaction from Panos Kammenos who has done Tsipras’ bidding so that ANEL, polling at only around 1 percent in surveys, can stay in power even though it allegedly opposes SYRIZA policies.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Arm Cortex-M low-power mode fundamentals

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Analog Continue Reading Previous Vecow: dual GPU AI computing system supports 11 independent displaysNext ST: single-shunt BLDC motor controller saves space, time, and BOMcenter_img Whether an embedded system runs on batteries or is connected to the grid, designing a system that is green and minimizes energy consumption is a common requirement for most systems. One of the biggest energy consumers in a modern embedded system is the microcontroller and understanding how to minimize its energy consumption is critical. Every processor architecture is going to have slightly different low power capabilities, even when you look at a single microcontroller family. In this post, we are going to look at the fundamental low power modes in the Arm Cortex-M processor core and how you can use them.The fundamental low energy modes Every microcontroller that is based on the Arm Cortex-M processor will have at least three power modes; Run, Sleep and Deep Sleep. Obviously, the run mode is where the processor is fully powered up and doing everything that the embedded system was designed to do. Sleep mode will halt the CPU clock but will leave the system clock, flash and peripheral clocks operational. Deep sleep mode will not just halt the CPU clock but also turn off the system clock, flash and the PLL.The microcontroller vendor has the ability to fully customize their low power modules to offer varying degrees of low power. For example, the NXP Kinetis-L processors don’t just have the standard Cortex-M low power modes but also modes such as Low-Leakage sleep mode and Very Low Leakage Sleep mode which draw just micro or nanoamps of current.It’s important to note that the deeper into sleep the microcontroller goes, the closer it is to being fully turned off. This is important to realize because as you use deeper and deeper sleep modes, the time required to power the microcontroller back up and start executing instructions can increase dramatically. Some processors that offer very deep power modes require the same amount of time as the processor boot sequence to become operational again. Depending on your application, this could have significant effects on the real-time performance of the system.Entering low power mode There are two different instructions that a developer can use to put their system into a low power state; Wait-For-Event (WFE) and Wait-For-Interrupt (WFI). When the WFE instruction is executed, it checks the value of the event bit in the System Control Block (SCB). If the bit is not set, the system will then be placed into sleep mode. Events can be generated by external sources or by using the Send Event (SEV) instruction. For the most part, 99% of the application I’ve seen or written have used the WFI instruction.When the WFI instruction is encountered, the processor will immediately move into the low power sleep mode that is configured in the SCB unless there is a pending interrupt. Once the processor is asleep, it will wake-up when an interrupt is triggered. Some processors may even have an optional Wakeup-Interrupt-Controller which allows a developer to configure what sources are allowed to wake up the processor. This provides a developer with finer grain control over how long their system can remain in the lowest power sleep mode.The C code to enter the desired sleep mode is very straight forward. All one needs to do in most development environments is write the following line of code:__WFI; If you are using CMSIS, you can also just make a call to the WFI function by writing:__WFI(); Now you may be wondering how you can configure which low power mode you enter. Within the SCB register there is a SLEEPDEEP bit that if set to 1 will put the processor into a deep sleep mode. If the bit is cleared to 0, the processor will go into the sleep mode. As I mentioned earlier, the sleep modes are often enhanced by the silicon vendor so there will also be additional registers that need to be configured based on who designed your microcontroller.  Additional low power capabilities In addition to being able to enter into a low power mode, there is also another interesting low power mode feature called Sleep-On-Exit. Sleep-On-Exit allows the processor to immediately go back to sleep once the interrupt that was executing completes. This allows a developer to save time, and time is energy in this case, by avoiding unnecessary context switching between the main application and the interrupt. The processor is allowed to wake-up in the interrupt, do the necessary work and then return to sleep. Conclusions The low power modes on the Cortex-M processors are one of the major keys to decreasing how much energy consumption an embedded system uses. As we have seen, developers can use the WFI instruction to place their system into their low power mode and the system will then wake-up once the previously configured wake-up event or interrupt has been triggered. Each microcontroller vendor is able to customize their power modes and we will see microcontrollers with as few as the three default power modes all the way through parts with a dozen power modes and complex state machines that facilitate how the processor moves from one mode to the next. Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant, advisor and educator who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their software, systems and processes. Feel free to contact him at, at his website, and sign-up for his monthly Embedded Bytes Newsletter. last_img read more

21st Century Fox to sell its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast

first_imgWashington, Sep 26 (AFP) Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its 39 per cent stake in Sky to Comcast, giving the US cable and media giant full control of the British television giant.The move comes days after Comcast made a successful bid of 30.6 billion pounds (USD 40 billion) for a controlling stake in Sky.Fox, which is in the process of selling key media-entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co, said in a statement that Disney had agreed to the sale of the stake, worth an estimated USD 15 billion.The agreement ends a long-running battle for control of Sky by Murdoch in the face of resistance by British regulators and firms up the new landscape in the sector with Comcast in control of Sky and Disney set to expand its footprint with television and film assets from Fox.The deals enable Murdoch, 87, who has been gradually turning over control of his media empire to his two sons, to slim down his holding to focus on a “new Fox” that would include the US-based broadcast network and Fox News Channel.Sky broadcasts blockbuster films and drama including cult US series “Games of Thrones” and has lucrative rights to English Premier League football.The London-listed group, which has a subscription base of 23 million, is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most profitable and powerful TV companies.Comcast and Disney had been in a bidding war for the Fox assets, which include the Fox studios in Hollywood and important film and television production operations.advertisementComcast eventually dropped its effort and allowed Disney to win with a bid of USD 71.3 billion.Disney said in a statement the latest deal would “significantly reduce” the debt needed to take over the Fox holdings and would enable it to invest more in “content creation for its direct-to-consumer platforms.”Disney and Fox have entered into a consent decree with the US Department of Justice that allows the acquisition to proceed, conditioned on the sale of Fox Sports Regional Networks. (AFP) SCYSCYlast_img read more