Missing Berbice man chopped to pieces, burnt in cemetery

first_img– Police say killers confessed to brutal murderBy Bhisham MohamedRemains suspected to be those of a farmer who went missing on Monday last were discovered in a cemetery at No. 55 Village, Corentyne Berbice.It is believed that 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie, also known as “Azad,” of Lot 198 Bloomfield Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was hacked before being set on fire.The dismembered burnt bones were discovered on Friday afternoon after relativesMurdered labourer, Mahendra Ghanieof the missing man went in search of him. It was reported that Ghanie left home on Monday to visit his employer at No. 55 Village with the intention of collecting a large sum of money owed to him. His employer, a block maker, is reportedly in the habit of hiring people without paying them for weeks.After days had passed and the young man did not return home, his relatives searched frantically for him but came up empty-handed. A missing person’s report was subsequently lodged at the police station.However, on Friday, Guyana Times was made to understand that the relatives of the young man went back to No. 55 Village, and upon enquiring from residents about any unusual movements they might have seen, they were told that the employer was seen burning “something” in the burial ground during the week.Without hesitation, the family members went to the burial ground, and found pieces of human bones being burnt in a pit two feet by six feet. They immediately contacted the police, who arrived at the scene promptly. The detectives believe that the young man was burnt at one spot and the remains were dragged into theThe pieces of bone that were found at the burn sitenewly dug hole and set alight for the second time. Part of the missing man’s mobile phone and jersey were also found at the burn site.Farina Ghanie, a sister of the suspected dead man, told media operatives that her brother went missing for the past five days, after he left home claiming that he was going to collect money from his boss.The aggrieved woman noted that after he did not call or return home after a few days, they suspected something was amiss, since he never stayed away from home without informing them.The family, she explained, went to the No. 51 Police Station where they lodged aThe hole in which pieces of bone were foundreport. Whilst at the police station, the relatives related their suspicions to the Police, and as such, they were accompanied to the employer’s premises to enquire about her brother’s whereabouts.“At the house, they called out de one bhai they does call ‘Razor Blade’; he run and he gone go hide, but meh buddy tell he don’t be afraid, he just want ask where meh brother deh, and he still nah come out”, the devastated sister noted.She further stated that they came into contact with her brother’s employer, but he denied knowing the young man, claiming that Ghanie never worked with him, although several pieces of her brother’s clothing, including his hammock, were seen in the back yard.Guyana Times understands that Ghanie usually stayed at his boss’s house andRelatives of Mahendra Ghanie moments after finding what appears to be his remainsreturn home on weekends.Upon hearing this on Thursday, Police thought that something was amiss and immediately took the employer and another worker into custody. The employer’s son was subsequently arrested and is being questioned about the young man’s disappearance.Meanwhile, following the discovery on Friday, the block maker and his teenage son, along with another worker, have reportedly confessed to killing the missing man and burning his body after he was chopped to pieces. This was confirmed by Police ‘B’ Division Commander, Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper.The men are expected to be charged with the capital offence in the new week.last_img read more

China donates $50M science equipment to CPCE

first_imgAs Government endeavours to produce 21st century teachers in Guyana, the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) on Thursday received a hefty donation of some $50M worth of science equipment donated by the People’s Republic of China.The gesture was birthed during a conversation President David Granger had with China’s Ambassador to Guyana Cui Jianchun in 2017.President David Granger, Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Cui Jianchun, Chen Xilai, Deputy Chief of the Chinese Embassy and others look on at a demonstration at the handing over event on FridayThe equipment, which will see the improved training of teachers at the college, was procured over time and on Thursday handed over at the Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown.Speaking at the event, President Granger said that it is important that teachers are educated in an environment that is conducive for academic achievement.“Unless teachers are trained properly, student’s education will be substandard. The quality of education in any society is related directly to the quality of its teachers, poorly trained teachers inevitability will produce poorly preforming students. I think certain decisions, like improving teachers training at CPCE, which I did because I want teachers to be comfortably accommodated, comfortable in their studies, committed to the teaching service and to be educated in a conducive environment,” Granger said to the gathering of teachers.He noted that the primary mission out of the event was to ensure that the training of teachers is at an exceptionally high standard to enable the college to graduate teachers who are capable of providing service of an exceptional quality to the public education system.Further, the President said that teachers of today must be geared to train the generation of tomorrow and they must be prepared for the important role in educating students to become citizens of the 21st century.“The teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is being given priority. It will allow the entire country to develop a more technologically competent workforce essential to the establishment of this digital state of which I speak. It demands the re-orientation of the education system with placing greater emphasis on technology,” the President remarked.Also delivering remarks, Education Minister Nicolette Henry noted that education is a strong area of cooperation between Guyana and China, thanking the Chinese Government for continually providing scholarships and training opportunities to strengthen capacity.“For developing countries, if we intend to develop, we have to start with education. And so focusing on science is becoming more and more imperative, as science is creating wonders each and every day. Improving value and support systems here at CPCE should allow both lecturers and students to have an improved learning experience. The benefits of this will gradually be filtered into our school systems as the quality of teachers is the most significant school based of students outcome,” Henry said.Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Cui Jianchun noted that it was President David Granger’s focus on education that made the gift of the science equipment to CPCE a reality.Jiachun revealed China’s intention to continue to support the development of education in Guyana.“China will continue its assistance and support within the capacity to Guyana’s development and stands ready to work with Guyana to upgrade our relations to a new level,” the Ambassador assured.For the period of 2017-2019, China has donated over US $230,000 to education in Guyana.last_img read more

Wanga double crushes Yanga in Super Cup

first_imgHomeboyz will on Thursday face the winner between reigning Tanzanian champions Simba SC and Kenya’s Kariobangi Sharks who play in the second quarter final on Tuesday afternoon at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.Kicking off under the intense mid-afternoon Nakuru heat, the game didn’t provide as much excitement in the opening minutes with both sides starting off slow, sizing up each other as they had no history of previous meetings.Yanga posed the first threat in the seventh minute of the tie when Akilimani Baruan dribbled his way into the box from the left, but keeper Mike Wanyika was quick off his line to spread his body well on the ground to collect.The former Tanzanian champions had another chance in the 20th minute with a freekick from good goal scoring range but Mwinyi Mgwali sent his effort straight to the wall.All this time, Homeboyz were calm and kept keeping possession but they had their first effort at goal in the 22nd minute when Ali Bai drifted to the edge of the box from the right, but his shot on the weaker left foot went inches wide.Kakamega Homeboyz forward Noah Wafula in action against Yanga during the SportPesa Super Cup quarter finals on Sunday June 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe pressure slowly began to build on Yanga and they finally cracked in the 27th minute when Wanga stretched in to tap the ball into the net after being put through by Moses Mudavadi who had played a one-time pass from a Hedmond Mauda ball.Four minutes later Wanga sent his side two up with a calm and collected penalty which came after he had been brought down inside the box carelessly by Mgwali after the Tanzanians lost the ball cheaply.Homeboyz looked comfortable and in the driving seat and the quick brace seemed to have bred some new adrenaline in Wanga’s feet as he improved his work-rate upfront.However, Homeboyz’s lead was halved six minutes from time with Simon Matheo’s sweetly struck freekick from the edge of the box with the ball taking a mean curve over the wall, fooling even keeper Wanyika who went the wrong way.In the second half, Yanga started off by bringing on midfield creative Ibrahim Migomba as they sought to have a more attacking edge over Homeboyz.Action between Yanga and Kakamega Homeboyz in the SportPesa Super CupBut it was Homeboyz who had the half’s first two chances, first Eston Esiye’s freekick from the left almost beating the Yanga keeper at his near post but he managed to react well and save in the fourth minute.Five minutes later, Moses Mudavadi had an effort with a shot from the right that came off the side netting after some nervous defending from Yanga who had struggled to clear a freekick inside their own box.The home side was forced into a change, goal scorer Wanga having to come off having picked a knock and was replaced by Hassan Kikoyo. Yanga also made changes, Burundian forward Amissi Tambwe coming on for Juma Mahadhi.Yanga pressed Homeboyz in their own half as they tried to get the lone goal that would take the game to penalties, but the backline led by Smith Ouko was well marshaled as they dealt with all danger, aerial and ground.Five minutes from time, Tambwe thought he had broken the brick wall when he sneaked behind to tap the ball home but the goal was ruled offside.It was Homeboyz who would get the party done in the 89th minute when Opondo rounded off the keeper to score what would be the final nail in Yanga’s coffin.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga celebrates his goal with team mate Noah Wafula during the SportPesa Super Cup quarter finals against Tanzania’s Yanga on Sunday June 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 2- Allan Wanga’s first half double helped welcome his former ‘double double’ title winning coach Fred Nkata with victory as Kakamega Homeboyz beat former Tanzanian champions Young Africans (Yanga) 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to book a slot in the SportPesa Super Cup semi-finals.Wanga scored both goals in the space of five minutes, the second from the penalty spot with substitute Wycliffe Opondo putting the icing on the cake in the 89th minute as Nkata who took charge of the side late this week began his tenure with a win.last_img read more


first_imgTobin’s Topaz/SPAR Express in Letterkenny has cleaned up at the National Q Mark Awards, scooping Best Forecourt for Hygiene and Food Safety in Ireland for 2013.Tobin’s Garage in LetterkennyProud store owner Eddie Tobin beat off stiff competition to come top in his category.The National Q Mark Awards are known as the Oscars of Irish business, with thousands of companies fighting it out every year to be short-listed for the honours. The Award for Best Forecourt for Hygiene and Food Safety is considered one of the toughest categories to win, but Eddie said it was all thanks to his hard-working team and loyal customers.He said: “This was a real team effort, and I’d like to thank everyone involved. Winning such a prestigious award shows how deeply committed we are at Tobin’s Topaz/SPAR Service Station to hygiene and food standards, and it would never have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone on the team.The superb deli at Tobins“I’d also like to thank all our valued customers. We are committed to maintaining our award-winning standards and providing all our customers with the very best shopping experience.”It was three in a row for the award-winning store, who also scooped the Best Forecourt prize in 2011 and 2012. Tobin’s SPAR Express Service Station is a family run business which employs 32 people.Sale & Retailer Advisory Services Director Malachy Hanberry said: “Food safety is the cornerstone of everything we do at SPAR. The EIQA awards are known as the independently assessed standards for food retailing in Ireland, which is why we’re so pleased for Eddie and all his team.“Their achievement is a testament to the commitment to food safety and customer service that is the hallmark of the SPAR group.”To top off the night deli staff member Anne Marie Daly won the top prize in the draw on the night in aid of St. Vincent De Paul of a walk on part for two people on Fair City!! LETTERKENNY STORE IS RIGHT ON ‘Q’ FOR TOP AWARD! was last modified: October 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Q MarkTobin’s Garagelast_img read more


first_imgAn Open Letter to Phil HoganBy Enda Craig, MovilleThe Government has stated that the  proposed new water meters will be housed in BOUNDARY BOXES (8inch plastic piping) dug into the ground to a depth of two and a half feet. These boxes will be located where historically the mains stop-cock resides ie adjacant to the tap-off point on the main road where the mains water supply normally runs.The impression being given is that in all cases the said water meter will be adjacent to or actually on your property. In many cases this is not so. In Moville, where I live, seven boundary boxes have already been installed which will meter houses that are 100 metres to 300 metres distant.This immediately raises the question how can I be responsible for this meter, which they say I must now pay for and therefore own, being such a distance from my house.These meters will be accessible to the world at large having been abandoned at the side of the main road. Also, should they need to be replaced in the future due to normal wear and tear or indeed vandalism who will carry the cost for this at the end of the day?Again who will be responsible for the security of the water line between the water meter and my house and make sure that it is not tapped into which could quite easily happen, causing me to pay for someone else’s water supply.It should be noted that metering from the ESB and BORD GAIS, which you don’t  have to pay for, is always located on your property.Indeed, in continental countries that I have checked on water meters are without fail located in or on people’s properties.I think it only right and fair that I be asked to take responsibility for such equipment only  if it is installed inside the confines of my property where I can secure and control it. This cavalier attitude of the powers that be is not acceptable and indeed makes one wonder    –  a lot! WATER METERS: INSTALLING AWAY FROM PROPERTY IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ was last modified: April 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:WATER METERS: INSTALLING AWAY FROM PROPERTY IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’last_img read more


first_imgA car suspected of being involved in a robbery in Castlederg has been found abandoned in Lifford.The blue Nissan Micra car was used during the robbery at a mortgage broker’s office.The raiders, one of whom was waving a knife, left empty-handed. One staff member had to receive treatment after being injured in the road which took place just after 2pm yesterday.The car was seized and is currently being technically examined. CAR SUSPECTED OF BEING USED IN RAID FOUND IN LIFFORD was last modified: January 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carLiffordrobberylast_img read more

Biotech behemoth beefs up

first_img And it extended the expected life span of some, the company said. Full test results will be released in the first half of next year. This week, Amgen plans to submit its marketing application to the federal Food and Drug Administration and finish that process in the first quarter of 2006. Amgen will also seek a priority review to speed up the approval process because the drug showed such promising results, said company spokeswoman Trish Hawkins. “People with this type of cancer have very few treatment options,” she said. The company also plans to initiate studies on head and neck tumors early next year. Abgenix has a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and 450 employees, most involved in the manufacturing process. Amgen plans to retain all those workers. A decision on the other workers will be made later. “The immediate economic benefit to Amgen … is that it would not have to share half of the profits of panitumumab with Abgenix,” said Matthew Murray, senior biotechnology analyst with Rodman and Renshaw in New York. He also believes the deal creates economic value for investors because of tax savings, personal efficiencies and broader use of the Abgenix antibody technology within Amgen’s research and development pipeline. And while Murray said Amgen sometimes has been too aggressive estimating new product sales, the company might be too conservative with panitumumab. “I think that overall sales of panitumumab will be much larger than $2 billion.” he said. Amgen shares closed Wednesday at $76.78, down 68 cents, but rose $1.40, or 1.8 percent, in late trading. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Abgenix is a natural, strategic fit for Amgen given our strong existing relationship,” said Kevin Sharer, Amgen’s president and chief executive officer. Abgenix shareholders will receive $22.50 a share, a 54 percent premium over its closing price Wednesday of $14.65. Amgen expects the acquisition to reduce earnings in the next two years, but says that will likely be offset by the eventual profits from panitumumab. Amgen has high hopes for the drug, which will also be targeted at head and neck cancer. In early November the company announced results of a phase-three study that showed panitumumab to perform better than expected in treating colorectal cancer. The drug was given to patients who had already undergone several rounds of unsuccessful chemotherapy. After panitumumab, some patients’ tumors shrank significantly. THOUSAND OAKS – Broadening its dominance of the biotechnology sector, Amgen Inc. said Wednesday that it will pay $2.2 billion for smaller rival Abgenix Inc., which is developing several drugs with blockbuster potential. Amgen executives said in a conference call that Fremont-based Abgenix’s colorectal cancer drug panitumumab could eventually contribute $2 billion annually to its revenue stream, but didn’t provide a timetable. After buying Immunex in 2002, Thousand Oaks-based Amgen began working closely with Abgenix on a development and commercialization strategy for panitumumab. Buying the company gives Amgen ownership of panitumumab and frees the company from paying royalties on denosumab, another Abgenix drug that is being studied to treat a wide range of bone-loss conditions, including osteoporosis, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. last_img read more

2019 Ohio State Fair highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOhio Farm Bureau and numerous partners unveiled a new and improved Land and Living exhibit at the 2019 Ohio State Fair, where visitors could experience planting crops in a tractor simulator, shopping in an interactive grocery store, a sow birthing center and families could record their State Fair memories with a free photograph.Several other important events also took place during the fair:Hemp Bill Signing: July 30, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 57, which allows Ohio farmers to plant hemp.  The Ohio Department of Agriculture is expected to have rules written in time for farmers to plant the crop in 2020. The new law also legalizes CBD, a derivative of hemp, which has become a popular nutritional supplement.Ohio Farm Bureau was engaged in the entire lawmaking process.  Following is the statement Farm Bureau issued upon the governor’s action: “Industrial hemp will give Ohio farmers another crop option to help them diversify their farms and possibly find another stream of revenue to offset years of declining commodity prices. We are pleased that the state legislature passed and Governor DeWine signed SB 57 and we look forward to working with the Ohio Department of Agriculture as the program begins to take shape.”   ~ Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice presidentOhio Department of Agriculture has created a web page to explain the hemp program and gather information from those interested in growing or processing the crop.Ohio Signature Food Contest Winners: The Ohio Signature Food Contest is co-sponsored by Center for Innovative Food Technology and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and showcases new, innovative products ready to take that next step – actual product development.Two winners were selected in recognition of their unique product concepts:David Brooks of Dublin, Ohio with his New York deli-style cheesecake: A rich, restaurant-quality cheesecake baked in a shortbread crust that incorporates Ohio ingredients – some of the freshest and finest anywhere, including rich, heavy cream and a unique blend of three vanilla extracts.Amy Pausch of Alexandria, Ohio with her non-alcoholic shrub beverage: An intense raspberry zero-proof drink with a subtlety sweet caramel flavor that comes from unique ingredients including coconut sugar and a dark balsamic vinegar.Dean’s Charity Steer Show: Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp was among central Ohio celebrity showman competing in the first ever steer show, organized to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Sharp’s team raised $25,000. Sharp along with his Miami County 4-Her Sam Sutherly and his crossbred steer, Buttercup won the coveted People’s Choice Award.Overall, the Dean’s Charity Steer Show, a new event held at the Ohio State Fair, surpassed all expectations and raised more than $146,000 (and counting).Donations to RMHC will be accepted through Aug. 31. Give onlineOhio Youth Capital Challenge winners: The team of Caleb Durheim, Justin Hill and Samatha Hinton won the 2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. Their public policy topic was biosecurity at Ohio fairs. As winners, they will receive $1,500 in prize money.Up to 40 delegates were selected for the 2019 challenge. They traveled to  Columbus for Phase One of the challenge which included advocacy training and meeting Ohio legislators. Then delegates worked in their assigned teams during the following months to develop a public policy issue and proposed solution and prepared a presentation for public hearing. Four finalists competed at the state fair.  Sale of Champions: Ohio Farm Bureau and partners Bob Evans Farms, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Event Marketing Strategies and Tim and Glenda Huffman & family purchased the champion barrow, exhibited by Elijah Keplinger, from Clark County. Proceeds from the Sale of Champions support junior fair and Youth Reserve Program participants.    Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Heat Loss from Air Is No Big Deal, Right?

first_imgFiberglass: you’re not helpingThe air permeability of fiberglass insulation compounds this problem — or at least does absolutely nothing to stop it.Most homeowners think, “Hey I have two feet of pink fluffy stuff up there. That’ll handle it.” Fiberglass slows conductive and radiant heat flows, but not convective heat loss. It may not be as bad as an open window, but it is closer than you’d care to think. And I’ve seen a few hundred blower-door tests to back this statement up.Warm air is flowing out the top of your house, and cold air is sneaking in at the bottom. Pop quiz, hot shot: what do you do? RELATED ARTICLES Air Leaks Waste Energy and Rot HousesThe Stack Effect: When Buildings Act Like ChimneysQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersAir Leaks or Thermal Loss: What’s Worse? BLOGS BY ERIC NORTH Insulating Stud Cavities in Existing Homes The Difference Between Air Conditioners and DehumidifiersHow to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic StairsHow to Insulate and Air Seal an Attic HatchCan Switching to a Dual-Flush Toilet Save Heat?Essential Energy-Audit EquipmentThe Journal of Poor HomebuildingFiberglass versus CelluloseCape Cod Style Homes Are Difficult to Heat A remedial lesson on heat movementThe concept of air sealing ties in with how insulation works and how heat moves.Thermal energy moves in three different ways: by conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction is heat transfer between two solids, such as what happens why you burn your hand on a hot pan handle. Radiation is the infrared radiation that warms on contact; think of the sun beating down on your skin. Convection, the heat transfer mode that we’re interested in, is heat movement in a fluid medium like air and water. Seal the leaksAir sealing is the answer here. In the attic, sealing around chimney chases, plumbing chases, recessed lights, framing seams … really, everywhere.In the basement, sealing the sills, oil supply pipes, bulkhead doors, and other penetrations.The majority of new homes are insulated with fiberglass, but most builders pay absolutely no attention to air flow and air leakage. This is something that new building codes are working to rectify. Fiberglass insulation stops air flow not at all — yet air leaks are often the single largest source of heat loss.Comfort is also a major factor. It’s a rare homeowner who has ever thought they were uncomfortable because of poorly insulated walls. Leaky windows or drafty rooms … another matter entirely. Air sealing homes is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money and feel more comfortable in your home.center_img Erik North, the owner of Free Energy Maine, is an energy auditor and home performance specialist in Westbrook, Maine. He is also the author of the Energy Auditing Blog. No, it’s a huge deal. The photo (right) is of air streaming through recessed lights in a cathedral ceiling.I often and exhaustively speak about air sealing as if it were a universal good. And it is, right up there with brown ale and Avengers movies. My audit customers often look confused when I address their insulation questions by bringing up air barriers and air leakage. I mean, “Why are you talking about air leaks when I asked about the insulation?”But controlling air leakage is profoundly important for anyone interested in saving money, saving energy, and improving comfort, especially in houses insulated with fiberglass – which means, you know, almost all of them. The stack effect and youThere’s a building science concept known as the stack effect, a phenomenon which is well known in the industry and not at all outside of it. Simply put, the stack effect is convective heat movement at work.Warm air is more buoyant than cool air, so it naturally floats upward through your house. When the outdoor temperature is colder than the indoor temperature, the warm updraft grows stronger. This updraft creates a slight but definite positive air pressure near the upper levels of your house, forcing air to escape from every nook, crack, and hole it can find.This air convection moves heat out of the top of your house, and as an added bonus, creates a slight suction (negative pressure) in the lower part of your house. For every cubic foot of warm air escaping from the top, a cubic foot of chilly winter air seeps in the bottom. (I mean, if you live in Maine. If you live somewhere warm, well, those 60°F winters sure are tough.)last_img read more

Kim Jong-Un, Android Fan

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dan lyonscenter_img The Interwebs are buzzing over the photo (above) showing North Korean dictator (and world’s sexiest man of 2012) Kim Jong-Un with a smartphone. Now everyone wants to know what kind of phone do you use when you’re the guy who runs the most isolated totalitarian state in the world, where accessing the Internet via mobile phone is against the law?Clearly not an iPhone, which is made by Apple and “designed in California,” which is part of the Great Satan, America. And apparently not Samsung, since that company is South Korean and apparently those two countries have some issues, despite having almost the exact same name.Gizmodo claims it’s an HTC phone, and created a very cool fake ad which I’m sure HTC will want to use. (Click on the link.) The Telegraph cites sources in the Seoul government the same thing, that it’s very likely an HTC device, and HTC gave them a statement saying it appreciates the “support of all users.” Given how poorly HTC has been doing, who can blame them? Anyway, it’s definitely an Android phone. And as an Android fan, this warms my heart.My guess is that this might be the next Nexus phone, delivered personally by Eric Schmidt during his recent visit to North Korea. Kim says he loves the 4G speed, but he agrees with MG Siegler that it’s totally lame for HTC to still be using a PenTile display when Apple has had Retina for, like, forever. Forgive me, I drank a bottle of cough syrup this morning and it’s really kicking in. Tags:#Android#Kim Jong-Un#North Korea 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more