Horse cart worker remanded for escaping from custody

first_imgA horse cart operator, who is a father of eight found himself before the Court of Law in Georgetown on Monday morning slapped with two charges – escaping from Police custody and fraudulent conversion one – which saw him being remanded to prison.Paul Archer of Lot 562 Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) admitted to escaping from the Kitty Police Station on April 5, 2018, where he was being held for fraudulently converting monies given to him by Lelowtie Persaud on October 14, 2018.Archer told Magistrate Leron Daly that he indeed escape from Police custody after he was being held for six days.He, however denied that he fraudulently converted $30,000, which he received after selling a Honda pump for Persaud.The Virtual Complainant (VC) told the Court that she did not wish to pursue the charges laid against Archer and as such that matter was dismissed.However, when Magistrate Daly was about to sentence the 47-year-old man for the escaping from custody charge, he began to plead for leniency.“I begging you, I had my eight children at home…the oldest is 13 and the youngest four and I had to get home to provide for them” Archer pleaded.When told that his guilty plea would see him being jailed, Archer changed his plea to not guilty.Police Prosecutor, Richard Harris objected to bail being granted revealing that the man is a flight risk and was recaptured in Georgetown after he escaped from the Police Station.As such, bail was refused. The case will continue on April 27.last_img read more

Local DJs Boycott Bahamas Carnival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 1, 2017 – Freeport – With the kickoff of the Junkanoo Carnival held this weekend, many locals, including Disc Jockeys have decided to boycott the 2017 Bahamas Junanoo Carnival. This decision comes as the organizers of the carnival have gone against using local DJs for the event. In a statement, the disc jockeys said “We The Disc Jockeys based on Freeport, Bahamas WILL NOT be supporting Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2017 in NO WAY, FORM OR FASHION.The organizers of this event have seen it fit to carry on this event without ONE (1) local Grand Bahama DJ as apart of the line up. Further, it is rumoured that a Sound System was shipped in from elsewhere to fulfill its purpose.We are humbly asking those of you who are Friends, Family and Fans of ours to join us in The BOYCOTT of this event for the Blatant disrespect and non-consideration towards US; (GB DISC JOCKEYS)”.Seek your favorite GB DJ’s Social media for confirmation of this release.#magneticmedianews#localdjsboycottcarnival Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#localdjsboycottcarnival, #locladjsboycottcarnival, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Tools to Make Mobile Gadgets More Versatile

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Mobile phones, tablets and notebook computers have become essential tools for entrepreneurs who need to do business from virtually anywhere. Now, you can enhance productivity even more by supplementing these devices with the growing array of mobile accessories. These tools can allow you to accomplish a number of important tasks, from printing or digitizing documents, to making presentations to extending your battery life.Here is a sampling of mobile products that will satisfy common needs of entrepreneurs on the go:Print on the fly.You never know when you’ll need to print out business materials, and you can’t always count on a printing store being nearby. Here are two products that can let you print high-quality documents from your mobile device in a hotel room — or even a cab if you’re really crunched for time:The HP Office Jet 100 Mobile Printer• The HP Office Jet 100 Mobile Printer is small enough to sneak into a large carry-on bag and affordable at less than $300. The inkjet printer uses traditional ink cartridges.• The Brother PocketJet 6 Plus is one of the smallest printers on the market, but it’s a bit more expensive than the competition at about $550. Because it uses thermal printing technology, you must use thermal paper. But it’s comparable to inkjet alternatives in cost per printed page.Related: Five Rules for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ TeamsMake mobile presentations. Business presentations used to require a lot of advance preparation, but now you can buy high-quality projectors that fit in a suit pocket and connect to your mobile device. All you need is a blank wall to display your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. Here are three options:• The 3M MPro150 pocket-sized projector might be one of the best mobile projectors for the price ($300). It shouldn’t be used in large or bright rooms as it might not be as bright and clear as a larger projector, but it’s a useful alternative for quick, intimate presentations. The built-in data storage allows you to display Microsoft Office files and most image and video formats without a companion device.The Vivitek Qumi Q2 mobile projector• The Vivitek Qumi Q2 isn’t an entry-level product at $500, but it comes with extra features. The 300 lumens that its bulb emits provide a crisp image in moderate light conditions. It also has built-in audio speakers and weighs less than two pounds.• The Dell M110 Ultra Mobile Projector can fit into most luggage bags, contains several output options and provides crisp images, all for about $500.Related: How to Protect Your Business’s Mobile DevicesDigitize documents. Any traveler knows it can be tough to keep track of documents. One solution: portable scanning to digitally back up files or send them to the office for immediate use. Here are a few options for making paper files digital:• The Brother DS Mobile 600 DPI Document Scanner can fit in any laptop bag. This USB-powered scanner sells for $150 or less. One drawback: It needs to be connected to a laptop to work.The Neat Receipts mobile document scanner• Neat Receipts is a smaller, stylish product that that costs $200 and can scan business cards, documents and just about anything else you need digitized.• Smartphone document “scanner” apps are available if you’d rather not carry another device. Created for all major smartphone brands, these apps turn your phone’s camera into an impromptu scanner. The quality of the images aren’t as high as those from a dedicated scanner, but they only cost about $10 and require no extra equipment. Examples include ScanBizCards for scanning business cards and Concur for scanning receipts and other travel and expense documents.• Evernote is an online service that helps manage a variety of documents and synchronizes them across devices. You can take a photo of a document with your phone and then upload it to Evernote. The service will then store the document and recognize the characters on the document — handwritten or otherwise — so you can scan search the document later.Related: Four Sleek Networking and Storage ToolsExtend your battery charge. These mobile power sources can help ensure that your gadgets will be charged when an electric outlet isn’t handy. Just plug your device into one of these products to recharge. Some power supplies use traditional batteries and provide an adapter for your devices. Others have built-in rechargeable batteries.An Energizer portable device charger• Energizer Portable Chargers are a great option when your battery dies and there’s not an electrical outlet in sight. These little packs have internal rechargeable batteries that hold hours of power for a variety of devices. Prices range from $7 to more than $100, depending on the type of portable charger you buy.• The Symtek TF200 Portable Power Pack is a rechargeable DC battery for virtually any device. It provides most laptops with a two- to three-hour charge and smaller devices with more than 50 hours. At $20, it might be too large to carry without at least a small bag or briefcase.By incorporating a few of these devices into your travel routine, you just might save some time and money — in addition to being more productive. 5 min read January 3, 2012 Register Now »last_img read more

Facebook launches LogDevice An open source distributed data store designed for logs

first_imgYesterday, Facebook open-sourced LogDevice, a distributed data store designed specifically for logs. This initial release includes the toolset that forms the core of LogDevice operational infrastructure. In future, they are planning to open-source the automation tools that they have built to manage LogDevice clusters. It is currently supported only on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). However, it should be possible to build it on any other Linux distribution without significant challenges. What is LogDevice LogDevice, as the name suggests, is a log system which promises to be scalable and fault tolerant. Unlike filesystems, which store and serve data as organized files, LogDevice stores and delivers data as logs. A log is a record-oriented, append-only, trimmable file. How it works LogDevice uses a placement and delivery scheme, which is great for write availability and handling spiky write workloads: 1. Separating sequencing and storage: First, the ordering of records is decoupled from the actual storage of record copies. For every log in a LogDevice cluster, a sequencer object is executed to issue monotonically increasing sequence numbers as records are appended to that log. Source: Facebook 2. Placement: After a record is stamped with a sequence number, its copies can be potentially stored on any storage in the cluster. 3. Reading: A client who wants to read a particular log contacts all storage nodes that are permitted to store records of that log. These nodes are collectively called node set of the log and usually kept smaller than the total number of nodes in the cluster. The contacted nodes deliver record copies to the client by pushing them into the TCP connections as fast as they can. 4. Metadata history: The node set is part of the replication policy of the log. It can be changed at any time, with an appropriate note in the log’s metadata history. Readers can then consult it in order to find the storage nodes to connect to. 5. Reordering and de-duplication: The reordering and occasional de-duplication of records is done by the LogDevice client library. This is done to ensure that the records are delivered to the reader application in the order of their log sequence number (LSN). What are its common use cases Facebook uses LogDevice for various use cases, which include: Write-ahead logging for durability Transaction logging in a distributed database Event logging Journals of deferred work items Distribution of index updates in large distributed databases Machine learning pipelines Replication pipelines Durable reliable task queues Stream processing pipelines If you want to explore more on LogDevice and contribute to this open-source project, check out its official website and GitHub repository. Read Next Why Neo4j is the most popular graph database Why MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database today Introducing Watermelon DB: A new relational database to make your React and React Native apps highly scalablelast_img read more