Anne Kihagi citys cruelest landlord found in contempt Judge says pay SF

first_imgThe strange and terrible saga of Anne Kihagi, arguably this city’s cruelest landlord, reached an inflection point today. Judge Lynn O’Malley Taylor found her in contempt, and ordered her to report back to court March 8 with the $124,900 in rents she owes the city in hand, or be prepared to head to county jail for 10 days. Mission Local asked Kihagi in the hallway, point blank, whether she planned to pay the money. Her attorney, Isaac Zfaty, intervened, stating Kihagi won’t be answering questions at this time. He held out the possibility of appealing this judgment. He’d better hurry. His request for a stay was denied by Judge Taylor. To prevent his client from being forced to either pay up or go to jail, he’d have to convince the court of appeals to take the case, then successfully convince another judge to issue a stay — all before Taylor’s deadline of 3:30 p.m. March 8. 0% It was yet another legal setback for Kihagi, who is amassing losing judgments at almost the same pace she built up a real-estate empire. Between 2006 and 2013, she acquired at least 14 Southern California properties (it appears she still owns at least 11 of them). In 2013 Kihagi, her sisters and various LLCs engaged in a San Francisco spending spree, picking up 11 San Francisco properties for a shade under $30 million. Illegal evictions and unwarranted construction began almost immediately. The city last May stuck her with nearly $6 million in fines and fees in a case that’s still under appeal. The largest judgment in state history regarding one unit followed last October, when a jury awarded Dale Duncan and his family $3.5 million. Ousted tenant Kelly Kimball is slated to have his case go to trial on March 19, and a virtual conga line of disgruntled former Kihagi renters is waiting in the wings. The city’s contempt case centered on proving that Kihagi had not only failed to pay the January rents a judge ruled the city was entitled to glean, but had encouraged her tenants to skip paying it. Judge Taylor found that, yes, that had happened, and ordered Kihagi to pay up, or else — and also left her on the hook for “reasonable attorneys’ fees.” Throughout the proceedings, the defendant — flanked by up to four attorneys — laughed and smiled as if everything was going her way. This seems to be a trend. “In court, she was losing and smiling like she’s winning a million dollars,” said Kihagi tenant Sylvia Smith, whom the landlord has attempted to oust from Guerrero Street on multiple occasions, regarding one of Kihagi’s many other days in court. “I am not so smart, but I am old. I’ve been through many things. I can tell when someone is a little weird.” Kihagi lost in court today, but on the PR front, she’s going on the offensive. She has hired a publicist and is offering magazines across the realm an “EXCLUSIVE interview opportunity” or op-ed from Kihagi, “pronounced ‘key-hah-gee.’” Outside the courthouse, Deputy City Attorney Peter Keith could only shake his head at that development. As for the legal outcome, he’s pleased. “Our legal system is based on due process,” he said. “And Anne Kihagi has gotten a lot of due process.” center_img Tags: displacement • evictions • housing • landlord Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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DAY 6 – After last nights heroics and long bus jo

first_imgDAY 6 – After last night’s heroics and long bus journey home the lads were left to have a well-earned lie in after only arriving back well after 1am.The day began with a 9am recovery session in the swimming pool; a much needed easy swim to help ease aching bodies after such a physical contest. The lads were reluctant to jump into the cool waters, none more than Levy Nzoungou.As a reward for their performance the lads were treated to a couple of bacon and egg barms, done Aussie style on the BBQ, for breakfast before hopping on the bus for a ride to Manly.Rushie also rewarded the staff for their hard work by treating them all to Magnum ice creams!!The lads were given a few hours of free time in the beautiful resort, some choosing to do some shopping or relax on the beach and others decided to play in the waters.While staff enjoying some lunch, our resident medic, Johnny Skinner, having done his homework on NRL clubs, asked: “So where do the famous Manly Sea Turtles play?”We then returned to the Panthers Leagues Clubs for dinner before heading to the driving range.Spending hours practicing on Thatto Heath stood Brad Pinder in good stead as he looked a natural with club in hand… on the other hand Jordan Gibbons looked like he was playing with the club upside down!The recovery day complete, it’s again time to start focusing on game day as they always come around thick and fast… next up Central Coast on Wednesday.By Ian Talbotlast_img read more

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Academy Reserves

first_imgAgain shorn of Jack Welsby on first team duty in the South of France, Saints gave a debut to Harvey McDaid off the bench and a first run out in the starting line-up for Harry Brooks.Saints got off to a wonderful start with Jumah Sambou scoring after only 3 minutes. Josh Simm increased the lead with the first of his brace after 13 minutes with Lewis Dodd converting this effort.The Wildcats hit back straight away however, with lively standoff Tom Ashen scoring and converting his own try.Josh Simm’s second converted effort gave Saints back their breathing space, mad even easier on the stroke of oranges with a Matty Foster try.The Wildcats responded and closed the gap within the first five minutes of the second period before Saints were reduced to 12 men with the sending off of Simm.Another Wildcats try and Saints would be starting to look over their shoulder, but any worries were calmed as Kye Siyani scored his first four pointer of the campaign converted again by Dodd.But back came the home side again scoring virtually straight away to keep in touch before just short of the hour mark any Saints nerves were calmed.Firstly Dodd slotted over a penalty goal before Ryan Horne scored Saints sixth try of the afternoon again converted by Dodd.The scrum half kicked another penalty with ten minutes to go and then rounded off a masterful display with his sixth goal converting John Hutchings try.Often a tricky place to go to this was a big for Saints especially playing most of the second half with a man down. Harvey McDaid made a great impression on debut and ‘old stagers’ Matty Foster, Jake Wingfield and Captain Sam Royle led the Saints home.Match Summary:Wakefield U19s:Robbie Butterworth, Harrison Burrows, Jack Croft, Oliver Greensmith, Van der Waal, Tom Ashen, Owen Hughes, Jacob Jones, Lewis Teale, Yusuf Aydin, Harry Dodd, Dane Windrow, Connor Bailey.Interchanges: James Patrickson, Sebastian Russo, Jordan Schofield, Moris Kamano.Tries:Tom Ashen (16), Dane Windrow (44), Van der Waal (54).Goals: Tom Ashen 1 from 3.Saints:Tom Nisbett, Jumah Sambou, Josh Simm, Nico Rizzelli, John Hutchings, Ryan Horne, Lewis Dodd, Harry Brooks, Paul Nash, Kye Siyani, Matty Foster, Sam Royle (C), Jake Wingfield.Interchanges: Keenan McDaid, Harvey McDaid, Lewis Baxter, Warren Smith.Tries:Jumah Sambou (3), Josh Simm (13 & 25), Matty Foster (36), Kye Siyani (51), Ryan Horne (65), John Hutchings (74).Goals:Lewis Dodd 6 from 9.Half Time: 6-20 Full Time: 14-40last_img read more

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Check out Behind the Scenes at Cape Fear Museum on Sunday

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — You can get a peek at thousands and thousands of artifacts at the Cape Fear Museum on Sunday.The ‘Behind the Scenes: Tour the Collection’ is a look at the museum’s permanent collection with Curator Heather Yenco and Collections Assistant Terry Prior.- Advertisement – You’ll see collections storage with highlights such as television and movie props, period clothing, and oddities like a soap box derby car and a cast of architect Henry Bacon’s hand.You will also learn about the acquisition process and view recent donations.The event is for ages 16 and up and only lasts about 30 minutes.Related Article: Cape Fear Museum awarded $1,300 grant to present “Becoming American”It is free with museum admission and for museum members.Click here for information on how to register.last_img read more

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UPDATE Freeman Park closed Saturday due to crowded conditions

first_imgFreeman Park (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY)– The town of Carolina Beach is closing Freeman park Saturday due to over crowdedness, according to a Facebook post.The town had initially reported a temporary closure from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., but an extended closure was warranted for public safety. The post noted closings north of zone 12 and great beach weather overcrowded the park.- Advertisement – In addition, the post cautions visitors that plan on visiting Sunday, June 23 to expect  additional closures pending patron usage.last_img read more

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Rescue squadron asking Brunswick Co leaders to stay active

first_imgPink Ambulance donated to Coastline VRS (Photo: David Robinson) Supply, NC (WWAY) — Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squadron is officially not allowed to operate in Brunswick County. This after the county ended its franchise service agreement back in May.Tuesday, July 22, marked the official end of the Franchise Agreement with Brunswick County and Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. This effectively means that CVRS ceased functioning as an Emergency Medical Services provider within its designated territorial boundaries within the County. Those territories and communities included Holden Beach, Supply, Varnamtown, Boones Neck, Shell Point, Civietown, Royal Oak, Stone Chimney, Sunset Harbor, portions of Bolivia and many communities in between and up to the Columbus County line.- Advertisement – “While we are regretful that a decision could not be reached to restore this contract prior to the expiration of the previous one, a new Franchise Application has been applied for and we are eagerly awaiting a response from Brunswick County,” said chief David Robinson in a Wednesday news release. “The new application makes no requests for monetary compensation, only an opportunity to be able to continue assisting the community just as we have for the past 43 years.”Coastline attempted to file an injunction last week on the county to keep the franchise agreement active as both parties worked out a new agreement.“We have been assured that the County will receive and evaluate any proposal that CVRS may make. Again, our request is to continue service as we have in the past, with no funding from the county, and with no request for exclusivity,” Robinson said.Related Article: Brunswick high schools approved for new artificial turf fieldsCoastline officials say a public hearing may be scheduled under the Brunswick County Ordinance with regard to Ambulance Franchise applications. They are asking the community to support this request.last_img read more

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We need a consistent ethics of life in Parliamentary debates

first_imgDuring the recent debate in Parliament on the financial estimates of the Embryo Protection, Nationalist Party Claudio Grech said that the foetus should be included in the definition of ‘minor’ within the Child Protection Act.  During the same discussion PL MP Rosianne Cutajar called for a mature discussion on the Embryo Protection Act to include amendments that would allow preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) which is a procedure used in IVF prior to the implantation of the human embryo to ensure that only embryos free from genetic defects are transferred into the womb. During the same debate Labour Party MP Etienne Grech said that all government members were against abortion.Read Also:  “Those against abortion should be against PGD” – Prof AgiusDiscussions in Parliament on the protection of human embryo need to be consistent and clear. If all members of Parliament are against abortion, as MP Etienne Grech claimed, then the same members should be consistent in their claim for the defence of the human being from its conception. They should claim unequivocally that they do not support amendments that would introduce PGD in the Embryo Protection Act because such technique would lead to the destruction of the vulnerable human being.Unlike other forms of prenatal diagnosis, in which the diagnostic phase is clearly separated from any possible later elimination and which provide therefore a period in which a couple would be free to accept a child with medical problems, in this case, the diagnosis before implantation is immediately followed by the elimination of an embryo suspected of having genetic or chromosomal defects, or not having the sex desired, or having other qualities that are not wanted. By treating the human embryo as mere “laboratory material” or a “cluster of cells”, the dignity of the human embryo is seriously compromised.  Dignity belongs equally to every single human being, irrespective of his parents’ desires and his genetic condition!Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is therefore the expression of a eugenic mentality that accepts the wilful destruction of the human embryo in order to prevent the birth of children affected by various types of anomalies. Such an attitude is shameful and utterly reprehensible, since it presumes to measure the value of a human life only within the parameters of ‘normality’ and physical well-being.What we need in our Parliamentary discussions is a consistent ethics of life. Those who are truly against abortion must voice their opinion against any medical procedure which would destroy the life of an innocent human being at its inception, including the technique of PGD which selects human embryos and consequently the wilful destruction of embryos. The flawed reasoning behind one’s arguments against abortion and at the same time in support of PGD is highly inconsistent and dangerous to the ‘culture of dignity’ that respects and protects those who are vulnerable, including disabled human beings.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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Uganda UCC Boosts Disaster Preparedness

first_imgAdvertisement The equipment was donated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) through its Division of Emergency Telecommunications under the auspices of UCC.Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the executive director, handed over the equipment to the minister, Dr. Stephen Mallinga on August 7. The phones can use both satellite and GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks. They also provide accurate GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates to aid relief and rescue.Dr Mallinga applauded UCC and ITU for the support and said the equipment would help in overcoming the current problems caused by disasters. – Advertisement – He said the government has a plan to set up a disaster office at each district headquarters to coordinate with the centre in Kampala in an effort to mitigate the effects of disasters on the people.UCC boosts disaster preparednessThe Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has handed over four Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals, four Iridium Satellite telephones and two Thuraya Satellite telephones, to support the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees.The equipment was donated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) through its Division of Emergency Telecommunications under the auspices of UCC.Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the executive director, handed over the equipment to the minister, Dr. Stephen Mallinga on August 7. The phones can use both satellite and GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks. They also provide accurate GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates to aid relief and rescue.Dr Mallinga applauded UCC and ITU for the support and said the equipment would help in overcoming the current problems caused by disasters.He said the government has a plan to set up a disaster office at each district headquarters to coordinate with the centre in Kampala in an effort to mitigate the effects of disasters on the people.Source: Allafrica Newslast_img read more

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Uganda Standard Chartered Bank Boosts Online Currency Trading

first_imgAdvertisement Bank officials say this product innovation saves clients’ unnecessary costs in currency conversions, and avoids the inherent risks associated with fluctuating currency rates – a challenge most African traders face when dealing with trade partners outside of their economies.Officials add that motivating factors behind such product innovations stem from ongoing trade developments, such as Botswana’s trade with the European Union more than tripling from 2010 to 2011, and Chinese trade increasing five-fold between 2007 and 2011. Zambia’s top trading partners are Switzerland, South Africa, China and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with trade volumes for Developing Asia increasing twenty-fold since 2004. Uganda has enjoyed similar trade growth with Chinese trade expanding from $800,000 in 2002, to a total of $43million for 2011.Lydia Karanja, Standard Chartered’s head of transaction banking for Uganda said: “Our corporate clients in Botswana, Zambia, Uganda as well as a number of other international markets in our footprint, will have immediate access to these product innovations, without incurring setup costs or installation delays.” – Advertisement – BY JULIUS BUSINGE, THE OBSERVERlast_img read more

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Orange Uganda Introduces iPhone 5 Today

first_imgAdvertisement Apple’s iPhone 5Kampala — Orange yesterday announced it’s iPhone 5 sales start today. Customers can pre-order iPhone 5 beginning Tuesday, 15th January 2013 at orange.ug. iPhone 5 will be at UGX 2,599,000 for the 16GB model  and 2,999,000/= for the 32GB model available  in Orange Uganda retail stores (Forest Mall, Garden City, Kampala Road and Clement Hill Road) .iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages.“Orange, once again,  would like to introduce the  new iPhone 5 at the best price. We have gone an extra mile and bundled the iPhone 5 with clear-cut packages that add value add to our customers. It is also very important to note that Orange is the  only official distributor for iPhone in Uganda  and, therefore, what is before you today is the original iPhone 5 that comes with a 6 month warranty.  Our customers are assured of a great device coupled with exceptional quality of service on the largest and fastest 3G+ network in Uganda” said Philippe Luxcey – CEO, Orange Uganda. – Advertisement – Pricing and details for iPhone:TypePricingPackage includesiPhone 5 (16GB)2,599,000iPhone 5  16GB  +SIM card (free swap to nano SIM)  +1 monthly super combo (worth 45,000/-)iPhone 5 (32GB)2,999,000/-iPhone 5 32GB  +SIM card (free swap to nano SIM) +1 monthly super combo (worth 45,000/-)PC Tech Magazine is not responsible for the information in this Press Releaselast_img read more

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Google Constitute Site for Exploring Worlds Constitutions

first_imgAdvertisement You can now read, search, and compare 160 constitutions from around the world thanks to Constitute, a website launched by Google on Monday.The site, developed by the Comparative Constitutions Project, with seed funding by Google Ideas, has digitized the constitutions of 160 countries, making them fully searchable. A user can browse the constitutions using nearly 350 curated tagged topics like religion, political parties, or civil and political rights; or simply search by year or country.The idea behind the project was to make the world’s constitutions easily available to people in countries drafting new constitutions, to give them a chance to see what others have done in the past. It also allows regular citizens to explore their own country’s constitution.“Our aim is to arm drafters with a better tool for constitution design and writing,” wrote Sara Sinclair Brody, Google Ideas Product Manager, on the company’s blog post announcing the release of the website. “We also hope citizens will use Constitute to learn more about their own constitutions, and those of countries around the world.” – Advertisement – The project is intended to streamline the process of drafting and writing a new constitution. “In the past, it’s been difficult to access and compare existing constitutional documents and language — which is critical to drafters — because the texts are locked up in libraries or on the hard drives of constitutional experts,” wrote Brody.The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) is directed by Zachary Elkins from the University of Texas, Tom Ginsburg, from the University of Chicago, and James Melton, from University College London. The Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois cooperated with the project, which also supported by the National Science Foundation.The idea for the project was born in 2008, when the researchers who led the project noted that many countries that where undergoing constitutional reform didn’t have access to other countries’ documents, which was hindering their ability to draft their own, according to the project’s website.“A common result,” the CCP writes, “is a haphazard and accidental cobbling-together of constitutional elements from other countries.”Credit: Mashablelast_img read more

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Africa to overtake Europe in clean tech says report

first_imgAdvertisement A new report has revealed that in the coming years, Africa and Asia will gradually overtake Europe as one of the key areas of growth in the production and use of renewable energy technologies.The EY report shows that Germany, which is one of Europe’s leaders in renewable energy technology, suffered with its general election taking place last September, meaning a delay on discussions on how to reduce the cost of green energy.South Africa is however  enjoying a significant boom of late with regard to clean tech and has previously been voted by the IHS as the best country in the world in which to locate clean technologies. – Advertisement – Also, after a series of delays, phase two of India’s ambitious National Solar Mission attracted bids totalling 2,170MW, almost triple the 750MW on offer.This solar success will likely boost support for government plans to launch a similar programme for wind; the National Wind Energy Mission, announced in January, will target 100GW of wind power by 2022, a third of India’s estimated wind-energy potential.Meanwhile, the UK government’s proposals to make mature renewable technologies compete head-to-head for subsidy support from day one of the new contracts for difference regime — on top of cuts already planned — have thrown their market into a spin.Mixed policy signals on the country’s long-term energy strategy are also continuing to reduce investor confidence in the government‘s commitment to a low-carbon energy future, while the mothballing of a number of large-scale offshore wind projects has also sparked concerns.Source: www.siliconrepublic.comlast_img read more

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Vodafone Uganda launches voice services and Unlimited data plans

first_imgAdvertisement Today, Vodafone Uganda has commercially launched voice and 4G LTE high-speed data services.Vodafone’s 4G high-speed data services will initially be available in Kampala and Entebbe and the company plans to rapidly expand its 4G footprint to other cities.Customers outside Kampala & Entebbe will initially have access to 2G and in some areas 3G services. – Advertisement – The Telecom has  also launched a new promotion dubbed ‘Talk is free on 0723’, guaranteeing free “on-net” Vodafone to Vodafone calls when they load airtime of UGX 3,000 or more.Voice customers can also choose their preferred Vodafone 0723 number on the Vodafone website at mynumber.vodafone.co.ugThe company has also launched Unlimited data plans.last_img read more

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Winning at MTN App Challenge opened the door to a new world

first_imgAuthor’s team won the “Best M-Health App” category Advertisement Winning at the MTN App Challenge, for some of us (me), became an earned entrance into a world we had no idea we belonged.Remember that concept that lecturers emphasized (which felt more like they were reminding themselves than their listeners) at every gathering, “We’re shaping our students/youth to be employers not employees”? Now remember the kid next to you that went “Psst” even before the speaker got half the sentence out of their mouth? Well, that kid was me until May 31st, 2015. Of course like every other youth in my boat, I had good reasons. A comfortable job, with a good salary every month, and hopefully allowances, as opposed to starting a company that would most likely fail, not forgetting years of brokeness. I know we’ll all be reminded of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and the guy(s) that started WhatsApp and the Twitter guy. But then again, what are the chances? None of those names even came from Uganda, to say the least.Fast forward to the MTN App Challenge. Signing up was a bit of a joke. Being one of those people that don’t participate in competitions and all. The confirmation letter came as a surprise, and you should be surprised to know that I wasn’t sure I would actually participate until I was up there at the stage pitching my idea to the audience. Probably the first time I spoke into a microphone. Definitely the first time I spoke to an audience that huge (I don’t think it was more than 100 people). – Advertisement – The rest of the events, until that third and last day, were more like a flash. From having to convince participants to join my team, to being a Team Leader/ Project Manager, spending two sleepless nights at MTN Towers, building a product prototype, convincing a panel of judges that it was good, and then of course winning! On the whole, it was a good, very well organized 3 days, with free food, coffee and snacks ALL the time.[related-posts]You’d think MTN would have stopped there, but you’d be wrong. They have gone ahead to support us to finish what we started in those three days. Maybe if those lecturers had given us more practical lessons like this one, we’d have known better sooner. This, however, isn’t an attack on the education system, so I’ll leave it at that.Now the question is; where is Run For Your Life now? Wait, that wasn’t it. The actual question here is; what is Run For Your Life? So, Run For Your Life(RFYL) was a 3D mobile runner game. After the Challenge, it became a registered company named after the game, Run For Your Life. The testing version of that game is currently under development. I wouldn’t say it’s a runner game. Might not even be 3D. But whatever it is, it’s going to be good. When was the last time you were excited about a new product? That time is now, with RFYL.last_img read more

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Samsung Electronics predicts tough 2016 as Fourth Quarter earnings drop

first_imgSamsung health tracking smart belt. Advertisement Facing global economic headwinds, including a sharp fall in oil prices, Samsung Electronic’s fourth quarter earnings fell quarter on quarter (QoQ) as the components side of the business was impacted by weakened prices for DRAM chips and LCD panels due to overall softer demand in the IT market and for PCs.In a statement announcing their financial results for the fourth quarter and FY 2015 results, Samsung said they registered KRW 53.32 trillion in consolidated revenue and full-year 2015 revenue of KRW 200.65 trillion, with full-year 2015 operating profit of KRW 26.41 trillion.“The company is expecting challenges to maintain earnings in 2016, due to a difficult business environment and slowing IT demand. We will strive to improve performance in the second half, by capitalising on strong seasonal demand for set business products and enhancing the product mix in components business,” the statement read. – Advertisement – It will make efforts to secure profitability for each business unit whilst focusing on reinforcing mid- to long-term business competitiveness, including new business areas such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT). For IoT, the initial focus will be on Smart Home and Smart Health, leveraging the strength of our overall ecosystem.Samsung unveiled the Advanced Smart TV User Experience at the CES this year. Image Credit: GadgetReviewFor the memory business, the company plans to increase the competitiveness of its products and to solidify its technological leadership by expanding its leading-edge process. As for the System LSI business, the company plans to diversify its foundry customers and enhance the SoC (System-on-Chip) line-up.[related-posts]In the Display Panel segment, there are plans to secure mid- to long-term growth momentum by leveraging its OLED technology for the development of new panel applications such as transparent, mirror, head-mounted and automotive displays, while strengthening its flexible display technologies.On the mobile business, we will focus on strengthening the competitiveness of our software, along with hardware, services and wearable products. For the consumer electronics business, we will lead the Smart Home era with diverse IoT-enabled products.Looking at the first quarter specifically, challenging business conditions will likely remain due to weak seasonal demand and a slowdown in the IT industry. Therefore, the components business will focus on expanding the proportion of value added products, while the set business will focus on major launches of its new products.Follow the link for more details in the full statement from Samsung.last_img read more

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Six Kenyan Startups on HiiLs 2016 Shortlist for an Innovation Grant of

first_imgImage Credit ; techmoran Advertisement Six representatives from Kenya : Baraza (Family justice category),Famalia (Family justice),KnownAfrique Law App (General Legal Tech),Sauti (SME Empowerment),FarmingBay (SME Empowerment),Uwakili (SME Empowerment) stand a chance to win HiiL’s 2016 innovation grant of 160,000 EUR.Others on this list include Community Legal Supporters for Women in Tanzania’s informal sector, Slumfighters fighters from Rwanda and Uganda’s Bytelex,J2P, Lawyers4Farmers, Puulida, Mobile Legal Aid and Empowering families to access legal justice project . The 36 Semi finalists are from countries across Africa and the Middle East.Commenting on the shortlist, Wilfried De Weaver, Head of Justice Accelerator congratulated the innovators saying that the justice sector is set to benefit greatly from the efforts of the innovators. “These solutions will impact the justice sector greatly with the citizens and the economy set to reap massively from a better working justice sector.” – Advertisement – The 6 Kenya representatives are expected to pitch during the Nairobi BoostCamp event scheduled for the 23rd of September at the iHub.  Here, a panel of jurists from across business and legal sectors will select the best innovations based on their ability to create impact and sustainability. These will then proceed to pitch at the Innovating Justice event scheduled for December at the Hague Netherlands where the final decision on the grant will be made.HiiL’s Family Justice Challenge focuses on the promotion of justice solutions that empower and strengthen individuals and family units. The SME Empowerment Challenge is aimed at making it easier for Small and Medium sized Enterprises to start and grow businesses while eliminating justice related barriers that otherwise discourage such growth.Credit: [Techmoran]last_img read more

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Microsoft discontinues Lumia sale from their Microsoft Store front page

first_imgAdvertisement Microsoft has quietly ditched the Lumia category from its US online store, replacing it with a link to the company’s Educational Store.MSPowerUser also reports that Microsoft has made some subtle changes to its official store page to no longer include a link to the Lumia phone lineup, replacing it with a link to the Education Store instead.However, buying Lumia phones from Microsoft’s store is still possible, as the product category is placed under Devices in the top navigation bar, so it’s hard to say whether the company is indeed trying to leave the Lumia brand behind or not.Credit: MSPowerUser – Advertisement – [related-posts]Credit: Microsoft via MSPoweruserlast_img read more

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Bitcoin crowdfunding startup The Sun Exchange raises US60000

first_imgAdvertisement The Sun Exchange, a a South African based marketplace that crowdfunds small-scale solar projects using digital currencies such as bitcoin, has raised US$60,000 from Silicon Valley firm BoostVC.The US$60,000 will be used to build its team.Launched at the end of 2015, the Sun Exchange is a peer-to-peer lending platform that connects people wanting to invest in solar energy with projects. – Advertisement – The startup temporarily relocated to Silicon Valley to raise investment, and now have US$60,000 from BoostVC.Founder Abraham Cambridge and his team are putting together a working demo of the world’s first commercially viable solar energy smart-contract system, and will then be seeking seed capital of US$1.2million.last_img read more

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61 England for Champions League Glory

first_imgWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]A[/dropcap] little bit of patriotism has come all over us at Star Sports Towers this morning.To celebrate CHELSEA, MAN CITY and (against the odds) ARSENAL progressing to the last 16 stage of the Champions League we are offering:6/1 for any English team to win the Champion’s League this seasonHere are the results that made it happen:Olympiakos 0 Arsenal 3Chelsea 2 FC Porto 0Man City 4 M’gladbach 2Last Five English winners of the Champions League2011/12 Chelsea2007/08 Man U2004/05 Liverpool1998/99 Man U1983/84 Liverpoollast_img read more

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