PPP wins 52 of the 80 Local Authority Areas

first_imgLGE 2018…tied in 5 othersThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Wednesday announced that based on the preliminary results of the November 12 Local Government Elections (LGE), it has doubled the margin of votes, resulting in the Party willing 52 of the 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs) and tying five.The PPP/C said the margin of votes moved from about 24,000 at the 2016 LGE to over 45,000 in 2018. The difference of votes between the PPP/C and the Alliance For Change (AFC) was a whopping 113,000 votes, validating the Party’s position that the AFC is a spent political force. Between the PPP/C and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the difference of votes was over 50,000.The Party said the win was despite the gerrymandering efforts by the APNU/AFC Government. The Party has contended that the new LAAs as well as the reduction and merging of several constituencies was all a ploy by the Government to make sure they win that area.“Notwithstanding this, the PPP/C increased its win from 48 LAAs in 2016 to 52 LAAs in 2018 Local Government Elections… It is public knowledge that coalition Government created nine new areas as part of the gerrymandering effort to improve its showing at the Local Government Elections. Despite this, in two of the nine new LAAs, the PPP/C won control of the NDCs – the Nile/Cozier NDC, Region Two, and the Wyburg/Caracas NDC, Region Six,” the Party said in a statement.The PPP/C said that tied the Lamaha/Yarrowkabra and Moruca/Phoenix Park NDCs which are new ones created by the Government. Additionally, changes were made to 14 LAAs via the reduction of 16 constituencies that were won by the PPP/C at the 2016 LGEs.In Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), two of the LAAs where changes were made were the Evergreen/Paradise and Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt NDCs – in both of these LAAs the constituency seats were reduced from nine to eight, which resulted in the PPP/C winning four seats and APNU winning the other four. However, based on the PR votes, the PPP/C secured “convincing wins in these areas.” In Evergreen/Paradise, the vote totals show: PPP/C – 1094 (PR) votes; and APNU – 480. In Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt, the vote totals show: PPP/C – 1,059; and APNU – 390.Changes were also made in the Bush Lot/Adventure NDC – an area that the PPP/C won in 2016 – which has now resulted in a tie between the PPP/C and APNU. The changes at Malgre Tout/Meer Zorgen NDC, which was tied in 2016, saw the PPP/C not being able to secure the majority seats.WinsOf the 10 towns in Guyana, the Opposition secured control of five of the towns winning all the seats in Anna Regina, Region Two; 12 of the 16 seats in Rose Hall, Berbice; 14 of the 16 seats in Corriverton, Berbice; six of the 10 seats in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo); and eight of the 12 seats Mabaruma, Region One.“The Party was successful in taking control of the Town Councils in Lethem and Mabaruma from the APNU/AFC coalition, despite the use of State resources (monies spent on chartered flights, distribution of sports gears, bicycles, etc) by the Government to campaign in these areas in an effort to maintain control of the Town Councils,” the PPP/C said.In Georgetown, the PPP/C made significant inroads, securing a total of seven seats on the Town Council – up from two seats previously held. At the 2016 LGE, the Party secured two seats based on the PR votes. This year, the Party, not only doubled its PR votes, coping four seats, but also won three of the 15 constituencies in Georgetown – bringing the total to seven, the Party added.Over in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) the PPP/C recorded a 60 per cent vote increase as well as securing more seats in the municipalities of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). In Mahdia, the newly created town, the Party secured over 20 per cent of the PR votes and secured one seat on the Town Council.“The Whim/Bloomfield NDC, Region Six, was another notable win. It was none other than AFC’s Moses Nagamootoo who declared that “there is a straight contest” between the PPP/C and the AFC in this NDC, touted his participation in a ‘mini’ rally and talked up attendance at the AFC leaders at a meeting at Auchlyne School – claiming, in one of his many vacuous speeches in the National Assembly, that the space at the school was inadequate to accommodate the ‘huge’ crowds. The PPP/C secured almost 90 per cent of the votes and 13 out of 14 seats in the Whim/Bloomfield NDC. The AFC had less votes in the NDC than the number of candidates and individuals on the Nominators’ List (backers’ list) that they submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission, proving our point that they had to compile fraudulent lists,” the statement said.Another notable win for the Party was that of the Buxton/Foulis NDC in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).last_img read more

Cubs softball claims second straight NCS D-VI title

first_imgThe South Fork softball team brought home its second North Coast Section Division-VI championship in as many years, beating visiting Laytonville 18-0 in five innings Saturday afternoon at South Fork High.“I’m so proud of this team,” South Fork’s head coach Lisa Todd said. “The girls have worked so hard all season and I feel like we finally put it all together today. Everything we did was on point from our fielding to our pitching, hitting and base-running.”No. 1 seeded South Fork carried a …last_img read more

Sprint Rolls Out Carrier Billing to Android Market

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement On customer invoices, there will only be a line item with the total amount, but no taxes. The charges will typically show up on the next billing cycle.Because Sprint also allows customers to “opt out” of content purchases, those who have previously done so will still see the new payment option, but will not be able to complete the transaction. To change their opt-out status, the customer would need to call customer care or go online to Sprint’s website and make the change.Over at AndroidCentral, a tipster provided the blog with an early screenshot of what the new payment option will look like. Now, users will have a choice between using their credit card or an option that reads “bill my Sprint account.”With this rollout, the only major operator not offering direct carrier billing in the U.S. is Verizon. However, BilltoMobile, a Verizon partner, has agreements in place with mobile payment companies BOKU and Zong, in order to provide the carrier billing option to their customers.Google also notes via blog post that other networks in Japan – SoftBank, KDDI, and NTT DOCOMO – support carrier billing as well. Related Posts Tags:#Android#apps#mobile sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Developers will soon have another way to charge Android users for apps, it appears. U.S. mobile operator Sprint is now joining T-Mobile and AT&T to support carrier billing in the Android Market. Carrier billing means that users can pay for apps on their next mobile phone bill, instead of using a credit card or some other third-party mobile payments service.According to reports, the rollout of this feature started on April 7 and will continue until April 14.From a Sprint memo, the carrier billing option will be available on Android devices, except for the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment. And the new option will not affect any of the other processes involved with purchasing apps. Says Sprint:There is no change to how customers access, manage or request refunds for Android Marketplace purchases. Customers will continue to contact Google or the 3rd party content provider for refunds and support of the application.Customers receive an email with each purchase providing the contact information for support of purchases. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Smartphone Maker BlackBerry Explores A Possible Sale

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Tags:#BlackBerry#smartphones Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Related Posts Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry could soon have no choice: it may be time to sell the company or go under.BlackBerry admitted as such today by announcing a special committee “to explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment. These alternatives could include, among others, possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the Company or other possible transactions.”The BlackBerry special committee will be comprised of CEO Thorsten Heins, Barbara Stymiest, Richard Lynch, Bert Nordberg and chaired by Timothy Dattels.“We continue to see compelling long-term opportunities for BlackBerry 10, we have exceptional technology that customers are embracing, we have a strong balance sheet and we are pleased with the progress that has been made in our transition,” Heins said in a press release. “As the Special Committee focuses on exploring alternatives, we will be continuing with our strategy of reducing cost, driving efficiency and accelerating the deployment of BES 10, as well as driving adoption of BlackBerry 10 smartphones, launching the multi-platform BBM social messaging service, and pursuing mobile computing opportunities by leveraging the secure and reliable BlackBerry Global Data Network.”BlackBerry has retained JP Morgan to serve as a financial advisor. The company also notes that there, “can be no assurance that this exploration process will result in any transaction.” In fact, we have seen this type of move from BlackBerry before under the stewardship of Heins. In May 2012, Heins sent a letter to shareholders saying that the company has retained JP Morgan and was exploring, “various financial strategies, including opportunities to leverage the BlackBerry platform through partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives.” BlackBerry ultimately made no move last year after exploring alternatives such as licensing the BlackBerry product or other alternatives (such as third-party manufacturing or selling of its intellectual property). This time around may be a little different. In the May 2012 letter to shareholders, Heins and BlackBerry had made no mention of a sale of the company though everybody at the time inferred that’s what the purpose of the special committee was. In this letter, the BlackBerry board is essentially saying it is open to whatever is possible to keep BlackBerry going in any size, shape or form.BlackBerry has been struggling this year after the release of its BlackBerry 10 platform in January. The first financial quarter after the launch of 2013 was not abysmal (the company actually turned a small profit) but the next quarter was back to red on poor smartphone shipments. BlackBerry reportedly cut about 250 jobs in its research and development department in July and today’s note could lead to more layoffs as BlackBerry trims to the bare essentials needed to keep the company afloat and making smartphones. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Black wants Meralco import Lawal to focus on making his teammates better

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Yap leaves game vs Phoenix due to groin injury MOST READ The Bolts, however, have been mediocre this conference and another setback came on Sunday in a 93-89 loss to Alaska that dropped them to 3-3.And as great as Lawal has been, Black said his 6-foot-9 big man still has work to do as far as getting his teammates involved and limiting his turnovers are concerned.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Gani’s been productive, let’s not kid ourselves, but at the same time he has to do a better job of making his teammates better because tonight he had one assist and eight turnovers and that’s really been the ratio since he’s been here,” said Bolts head coach Norman Black.Lawal was once again magnificent for the Bolts putting up 27 points and 26 rebounds but the next best scorer for the Bolts was Baser Amer who finished with 11 points. View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Gani Lawal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Meralco has one of the best imports in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in Gani Lawal, who can dominate games on both ends of the floor.Across the Bolts’ first six games, Lawal is the No. 4 scorer in the league averaging 28.5 points while also sharing the top spot in the rebounders’ list with Blackwater’s Alexander Stepheson with both big men grabbing 22 rebounds a game.ADVERTISEMENT Baser and Lawal were the only players from Meralco who scored in double figures against the Aces and the only other Bolt to come close was Nico Salva, who had nine.Black said that although Lawal is getting his numbers, his big man needs to pass the ball better especially when he gets double-teamed underneath.“While he does he get his points and he does get his rebounds, he also has to focus on how he can make his teammates better,” said Black. “He has to make sure that when he’s double-teamed he gives up the ball efficiently. I think eight turnovers are just way too many.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more