Jerry Rice, NFL experts see improvement coming for the 49ers

first_imgIt appears the 49ers will report to training camp on July 26 with the wind at their backs.Or is that hot air?Yes, it’s easy to take shots at the 49ers. They’re coming off five consecutive non-winning seasons, two under head coach Kyle Shanahan.But authoritative voices are warming to the 49ers. John Clayton, for instance. The veteran NFL observer now with ESPN radio in Seattle had kind words for the five-time Super Bowl champions during an appearance on KNBR. Acknowledging that …last_img read more

US unveils African power initiative

first_img1 July 2013The United States will lead an initiative aimed at doubling access to electric power across sub-Saharan Africa, US President Barack Obama announced during an address at the University of Cape Town on Sunday.Obama was in South Africa on the second leg of a three-nation African tour that started in Senegal last Wednesday and continued in Tanzania on Monday.According to Times Live, the initiative, which will bring “light where there is currently darkness,” will focus on boosting access to electricity in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania.The Power Africa initiative will receive $7-billion in US investment and an additional $9-billion in commitments from private companies including General Electric and Symbion Power.Times Live reported that Power Africa would focus on expanding the reach of power grids and investing in renewable energy sources such as geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind power.Times Live quoted President Obama as saying: “It’s the connection that’s needed to plug Africa into the grid of the global economy.”While the initiative may be a step in the right direction, Times Live reported that the International Energy Agency puts the figure required to achieve universal access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 at around $300-billion.iafrica.com and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Winnipeg police probe starlight tour claim

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA—Winnipeg police are now investigating allegations officers took a 20 year-old First Nations man on a starlight tour.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson continues to follow this story.EDITOR’S NOTE: Evan Maud’s allegations have been proven false and he has publicly apologized to the Winnipeg police service.last_img

Federal judge denies Qualcomm request to stay antitrust case ruling

first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge Wednesday denied Qualcomm’s request to halt sanctions stemming from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against the San Diego-based cellular technology company.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh sided with the FTC in May, finding that Qualcomm forced cellphone companies to accept excessive fees for the ability to use Qualcomm patents, and would threaten to withhold access to its chips if companies did not agree to its terms.Koh ordered Qualcomm to renegotiate license terms with its customers and refrain from any threats to withhold chips from future agreements, an order that Qualcomm requested be delayed pending its appeal of the case.A Qualcomm representative said the company will be seeking a stay of Koh’s decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.The FTC brought the case in 2017, in which it accused Qualcomm of operating as a monopoly that “engaged in exclusionary conduct that taxes its competitors’ baseband processor sales, reduces competitors’ ability and incentive to innovate, and raises prices paid by consumers for cell phones and tablets.”In another federal case brought against Qualcomm by Apple, the two companies reached a settlement in the form of a six-year licensing agreement as a trial was getting underway in San Diego federal court earlier this year.In that case, Apple accused Qualcomm of using its powerful position in the industry to charge cellphone makers exorbitant fees to license its patents. Qualcomm, in turn, accused Apple of breaching its licensing agreements to use Qualcomm’s intellectual property by refusing to pay billions in fairly charged royalties. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 3, 2019 Federal judge denies Qualcomm request to stay antitrust case ruling July 3, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday January 17 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, January 17, 2019:#1) Great Songs From Great Movies At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a special concert at 2:30pm. Join musician David Polansky as he performs great songs from great movies on the trumpet and keyboard and sings a few as well.  Favorites such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile, and many more will take you down memory lane. Register HERE.#2) Drop-In Meditation At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meditation class at 12:30pm. Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations. The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home. No registration required.#3) English Conversation Group At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting its monthly English Conversation Group at 7pm. Practice speaking English with fellow English language learners in a relaxed environment.  Open to all ability levels.  Led by ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald. Register HERE.#4) Wilmington Elderly Services Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Elderly Services Commission meets at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, May 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, May 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Twins delivered minutes apart have different birth years

first_imgTwins delivered 10 minutes apart at an Arizona hospital over the New Year’s weekend have different birth years.Phoenix TV station KNXV-TV reports that parents Holly and Brandon Shay welcomed their first son, Sawyer, into the world at 11:51 p.m. Saturday at Banner Hospital.Their second son, Everett, arrived one minute after midnight on Sunday.The father joked that Sawyer will tease his brother about being the older sibling.The same thing happened over the weekend in San Diego.Twin girls born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns were delivered at 11:56 p.m. Saturday and at midnight on Sunday.last_img read more

Pakistan claims to shoot down two Indian aircrafts

first_imgIndian soldiers and Kashmiri onlookers stand near the remains of an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet after it crashed in Budgam district, some 30 kms from Srinagar on 27 February 2019. Photo: AFPPakistan shot down two Indian Air Force planes in its airspace in Kashmir on Wednesday, a military spokesman said, adding that one Indian pilot had been captured.”PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace,” tweeted Pakistan military spokesman major general Asif Ghafoor, adding that one aircraft had fallen in Pakistani-held Kashmir, while the other crashed on the Indian side.”One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area,” he said without elaborating.His statement came as Indian sources said that Pakistani fighter jets had violated airspace over Indian Kashmir, but were forced back over the de facto border of the disputed territory.A top government official in Indian-administered Kashmir told AFP the Pakistani jets briefly crossed the frontier but were pushed back by the Indian Air Force.The Press Trust of India reported that Pakistani fighter planes crossed at Poonch and Nowshera, two locations on the Indian side of the de facto border, but were repelled.PTI said the Pakistani jets dropped bombs while returning but that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.The Pakistani foreign office also released a statement saying that the air force “undertook strikes” across the border, known as the Line of Control, Wednesday — however it did not elaborate on what it meant by “strikes” and did not mention shooting down planes.It said the strikes were aimed at a “non military target”, adding: “We have no intention of escalation”.The incursion over the heavily militarised Line of Control comes a day after Indian warplanes carried out a strike in Pakistan on what New Delhi said was a militant training camp, in retaliation for a February 14 suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops.Tensions have dramatically escalated between the nuclear-armed rivals since Indian warplanes flew into Pakistani airspace and struck what New Delhi said was a camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the group that claimed the Kashmir bombing.Islamabad, while denying the Indian strike caused any major damage or casualties, had vowed to retaliate — fuelling fears of a dangerous confrontation in South Asia.last_img read more