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Tiawon Gongloe Wants Lawmakers Prosecuted

first_imgHuman rights lawyer, Cllr Tiawon Gongloe Thursday, February 20, called on the government to immediately prosecute in accordance with law individuals named by Clemenceau Urey to have received US$50,000 as lobby fee from the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).Clemenceau Urey is the former board chair of NOCAL.He recently admitted approving the first payment of US$50,000 meant to speedily ratify the petroleum agreement to some members of the 52nd National Legislature.Cllr. Gongloe made the called when he spoke at a press conference, held at the Temple of Justice.Article 42 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia provides that “no member of the Senate or House of Representatives shall be arrested, detained, prosecuted or tried as a result of opinions expressed or votes cast in the exercise of the functions of his office.”It further states that, ”members shall be privileged from arrest while attending, going to or returning from sessions of the Legislature, except for treason, felony or breach of the peace. All official acts done or performed and all statements made in the Chambers of the Legislature shall be privileged, and no Legislator shall be held accountable or punished thereof.But, according to the counselor, bribery under penal code is a second degree felony, which carries a punishment of up to five (5) years imprisonment.“They committed second degree felony and they can be prosecuted.  And the public confession clearly demonstrated that the crime of “bribery” is committed by Urey and the lawmakers,” Cllr. Gongloe insisted. He continued; “Since Urey, who is my good friend openly admitted to the crime of bribery, it is now time for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) to begin the process to prosecute them.”“They need to urgently act and do it now, so as to ensure that it is committed to the fight against corruption and the misused of public office,” Cllr. Gongloe noted.“Though under our law, the giver and receiver both bear the same responsibility, but, in this case, since Urey was truthful enough to admit to the crime, he could be one of the prospective witnesses for the government,” Cllr. Gongloe suggested.Quoting, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cllr. Gongloe said, “She promised that her government would make the fight of corruption as it number one pillar.”“But, if she fails to act, then, she will be undermining public confidence in her government,” the human rights lawyer cautioned.  Besides, Urey’s confession, the General Auditing Commission (GAC), in it reports, said, a former lawmaker for Montserrado County, admitted receiving US$30,000 of the US$50,000.The report said that lawmaker, also named another former Montserrado County lawmaker, who was chaired of the House’s Committee on Concession of being part of the deal.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Guyana is CDB’s sixth largest borrower

first_imgWith over US0 million in loans, Guyana has been marked as the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) sixth largest borrower out of its 19 borrowing member countries, an International Monetary Fund country report said.It stated that the CDB remains one of Guyana’s most important development partners, accounting for over 20 per cent of the country’s multilateral debt stock. Total loans approved for Guyana from CDB’s inception (January 26, 1970) to December 31, 2015 amounted to $298.3 million, representing 6.5 per cent of CDB’s total approved lending, the report indicated.“Guyana is also the largest recipient of grant funding from CDB after Haiti, with cumulative grant approvals amounting to US$31.1 million as of December 31, 2015,” the report stated, explaining that of the total amount of loans approved, there are outstanding balances totalling $143.6 million as of December 31, 2015. As of that date, undisbursed balances remained of $57.15 million.Most of the interventions programmed in CDB’s 2013-17 Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Guyana had already been approved as of December 31, 2015, the report explained, highlighting that these included the Sea and River Defence Resilience Project in the amount of US$25 million and the US$7.5 million Sugar Mechanisation Project, which both remain under implementation.The Sugar Mechanisation Project also entailed approval of a small grant component to address gender integration issues in the sugar industry. Other grants approved under the CSP totalled some $2.25 million as of December 31, 2015, which largely reflected the approval of the eighth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund poverty reduction programme in Guyana (BNTF 8).It noted that Guyana also benefited during this period from grant funding under CDB’s Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services programme, as well as the Stand-by Facility for Caribbean Single Market and Economy Implementation.An uptick in approval activity is anticipated, commencing from the latter half of 2016. It stated that new resources have become available for Guyana and the project pipeline is currently being expanded and the CSP revised accordingly.Presently, Guyana has been repaying its debt to the Inter-American Development Bank at higher rates than its expected disbursements under the investment loan portfolio.As of 31 January 2016, Guyana’s total outstanding debt to the IDB is US$488,044,005 and net loan flows are projected to continue to be negative in 2016.last_img read more

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8th Arnie Isberg Memorial 1- Pitch Softball Tournament raises $17,000

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The 8th Arnie Isberg Memorial 1- Pitch Softball Tournament raised $17,000 for the Fort St John Hospital Foundation Cancer Diagnostic, Treatment & Care Fund.The Fort St John Hospital Foundation Cancer Diagnostic, Treatment & Care Fund helps purchase medical equipment for the Fort St John Hospital.The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation expresses their gratitude to be the recipients of the tournament proceeds.- Advertisement -‘There are so many great people to thank; first a special thanks to Kerri who is behind the organizing, and Michelle pictured presenting the cheque. We also thank Arnies’ family members, the many volunteers, supporting sponsors, and prize donors. THANK YOU!’, shared from the FB page.To view the post; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Nigeria’s Kalu fit to play after heart scare

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria forward Samuel Kalu (L) is in a “stable condition” after collapsing during training due to dehydration, the Egyptian Football Association said, amid a sweltering start to the Africa Cup of NationsALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jun 25 – Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that striker Samuel Kalu is fit to play in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B tie against Guinea on Wednesday after he collapsed in training last Friday with concerns that it was a heart condition.Kalu was left out of the match day squad on Saturday as they won 1-0 against Burundi, but was in the stadium to support the team. Rohr had disclosed after the game that the Bordeaux forward had only collapsed due to dehydration and further tests conducted in Cairo on Monday showed he was okay, devoid of any heart condition.“Kalu did an MRI in Cairo and now it is 100 percent confirmed that he is fit and will be available for the game. He has already started training. We are happy about it everybody was a little scared but now at least we are happy that he is okay,” the tactician stated on Tuesday.He added; “I want to thank the CAF team because immediately it happened, they were there and there was an ambulance ready and he was immediately taken to hospital.”Kalu is now expected to be in the match-day squad for their tie on Wednesday against Guinea. Meanwhile, defender Shehu Abdullahi has been ruled out after he was stretchered out against Burundi.Ahmed Musa who started off the bench in that game as precaution to a previous injury is now ready to start according to the tactician.Meanwhile, the players staged a sit in at their hotel in Alexandria, protesting over match winning bonuses and allowances. Rohr was supposed to have come to the pre-match press conference with Musa, but said he was held back ‘with an important meeting’.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Creative Coast Action plan to be unveiled for Donegal’s creative industries

first_imgFollowing a comprehensive review and consultation, an updated strategy for the creative industries in Donegal will be unveiled by the Local Enterprise Office in early September.The launch comes as work continues to help build stronger and more sustainable creative businesses in the county.All those with a vested interest in creative entrepreneurship are invited to come along to network and be inspired, with interactive workshops, guest speakers and local case studies as part of the agenda for the evening. Details of the Creative Coast Donegal Action Plan 2019- 2022 will be released in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on Thursday September 5th and Head of Enterprise, Michael Tunney, says he believes the new strategy can enhance the successful platform built for the creative sector in Donegal over the past few years.“The Strategic Action Plan for Creative Entrepreneurship in Donegal published in 2015 recognised that Creative Industries can play a hugely important role in the economy of the county. Under that plan, a number of key steps have already been made to build strong foundations that provide a framework for collaborative actions to support creative entrepreneurship in Donegal,” he said.“Already 184 creative businesses have engaged in the initiative. These businesses contribute approximately €9million per annum to the local economy. This emphasises the role, contribution and potential of the sector to Donegal” he added.Mr Tunney explained that the ultimate aim is to enable the development of a larger cohort of sustainable businesses in the sector. He added that updated plan sets out an ambitious vision for the sector in Donegal over the next three years, which will build on the progress to date, reflect the changing business environment within which the creative industries operate, and provide a rationale for continued support of the creative sector in Donegal.“There is now a need to build upon the early successes of the Creative Coast Donegal with a new, clearly developed strategic approach, set against a coherent vision, with clear and measurable action points that directly address the business challenges and development objectives of the sector,” he said.Ultimately, he added, the vision for the sector in Donegal is to build a strong creative and digital economy in Donegal with businesses that are robust, confident, financially viable and collaboration-friendly, all impacting positively on the local economy in terms of job creation, as well as being pro-active and competitive on an international stage.“The plan outlines a number of aims, objectives and action points as well as outlining aspirations for longer-term development and the focus of the Local Enterprise Office and other stakeholders will be to continue to work with the sector to develop viable businesses as they maximise new opportunities within and outside the county,” the Head of Enterprise said.The launch event in the Regional Cultural Centre will start at 6pm with refreshments served. Anyone with working in or with an interest all strands of creative activity and arts in Donegal, ranging from textiles, crafts, sculpture, right through to Illustration, photography, publishing, broadcast, graphic design, animation and motion graphics are invited to attend. This event is free but with limited places available, attendees are asked to ensure their place by booking in advance on the Local Enterprise Office website – www.localenterprise.ie/donegal Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Creative Coast Action plan to be unveiled for Donegal’s creative industries was last modified: August 28th, 2019 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:Creative Coast Action PlandonegalLEOlast_img read more

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GAA: ST NAUL’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh Naille Club NotesSlotto: There was no winner of this week’s jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5 2 7 3 6 1 4. The consolation prize of €80 went to Eugene Carr, Mountcharles. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,440. Thank you all for your continued support.Club Monthly Meeting will take place this Monday the 25th in the club house. Ladies and Minor Meeting at 8 and Senior meeting at 9. Everyone is welcome. Cardiac Screening will take place in the clubhouse on the 6th of April. The new official St. Naul’s club telephone number is 087 7034777. Anyone interested in getting screened needs to contact the above number before the 30th of March in order to book an appointment. The cost is €45 per person. This is a great opportunity for all players or parents so please avail of the opportunity.Club membership is still available only for another week and a half for 2013. Closing date for membership is 31st March. Please get it as soon as you can to help facilitate the club registrar. It is available from Frankie Greene (087-2746023), Cieran Kelly (087-2450505) or Joe Brennan (087-1202900).Donegal GAA Fundraiser: The Donegal GAA is holding a Fun Run & Walk Day in Ballybofey on Saturday 6th April at 11am. All clubs in the county are taking part & expected to have at least 10 people participating in this event. Sponsorship cards for the event are available from Cieran Kelly (087-2450505).DVD’s of the Fight Night are now on sale from Frankie Greene, Joe Brennan or Londis. They are only €10 each with a free program for a souvenir. Game Results: Hard Luck to the Minors who lost out to Bundoran at home on Saturday last but hopefully they will get their form and a win this week against Ardara.The seniors had a great win away to Glenfin at the weekend; they are now through to the County Gaeltacht Final’s which will take place in Glen on the May Bank Holiday.The Ladies Training Schedule for the coming year is as follows: Tuesday 6:00-7:15 – U12, U14 + U16 followed by Senior Ladies at 7:30-9:00. Also Friday: 6:00-7:15 U12, U14 + U16 followed by Senior Ladies at 7:30-9:00.  GAA: ST NAUL’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 18th, 2013 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:GAA: ST NAUL’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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Leeds vs Bolton: Confirmed teams, live commentary and kick-off time

first_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds host Bolton as this season’s Carabao Cup gets underway.Both of these sides have got off to a great start in the Championship, with the Whites sitting second after thumping victories over promotion hopefuls Stoke and Derby. Phil Parkinson’s Bolton have made a solid start to the season What time is kick-off?Elland Road hosts the first-round clash on Tuesday, August 14.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.In recent years this fixture has produced goals, with Leeds winning both of last seasons meetings 2-1 and 3-2.Can I listen to commentary on talkSPORT?You can, with live coverage on talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm.To listen, tune into your DAB radio or use our online player.The match isn’t being shown by any UK broadcaster, with Sky opting for the clash between Yeovil and Aston Villa. Getty How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights ALTERED FOOTBALL LATEST smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 What is the team news?Leeds XI: Blackman, Pearce, Jansson, Ayling, Shackleton, Baker, Phillips, Harrison, Saiz, Roberts, BamfordBolton XI: Matthews, Little, Hobbs, Wilson, Grounds, O’Neil, Vela (C), Oztumer, Wildschut, Donaldson, Halllast_img read more

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MacGILL SUMMER SCHOOL: PÁDRAIG Mac LOCHLAINN’S SPEECH IN FULL

first_imgPadraig Mac Lochlainn TDSinn Féin Spokesperson for Justice and Equality, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, has outlined Sinn Féin’s vision for Government in a debate with Tánaiste Joan Burton and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.Speaking during his presentation on the theme “A Visionary National Development Plan – The Most Fitting Monument To 1916?”; Mac Lochlainn said that a Sinn Féin led Government is needed to deliver new economic thinking, new ideas and an honest and coherent political approach.Here’s his speech in full: “Citizens deserve a Government with courage to act in the interests of citizens first and not EU elites, who will refuse to limit their policies to a shortlist of window dressing false promises which negatively impact and assault working people and communities through relentless austerity policies of stealth taxes and cuts to public services which are destroying the social fabric of Irish society – both rural and urban.“Ultimately, the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Governments recklessness led to a fundamental breakdown of trust in Irish politics and the political system.  The National Development Plan thought-up, in the Government of which Micheál Martin was a part, was ultimately short-sighted in its vision. It lacked real vision in terms of rural development, cross-border cooperation and development, and in helping to deliver for the needs of citizens across the island. This short-sightedness has only been compounded by Fine Gael/Labour. In 2011, the Irish people believed they were voting for something different, but got ‘more of the same’.“We need a Government who actually stand for something – and who will stand up for Ireland putting the interests of the citizens first rather than bankers and golden-elites. What the Irish people deserve is a Government who are anchored by core values which chime with the reality of people in the real world. We need a Government that stands for peace, social equality, economic prosperity and Irish unity. These are Sinn Féin’s core values to which we are deeply committed.”Mac Lochlainn also addressed the need for the Irish Government to work towards a united Ireland. “As an Irish republican and a Sinn Féin TD, I consider it to be my task and responsibility to actively work with others to unite communities and build a modern nation and persuade our unionist neighbours and every other citizen of the merits of a United Ireland and achieve the right of self-determination on the basis of consent. This is not merely for the sake of it, but because it is how we will strengthen our democratic future as a society.“We want a country which embraces those of a unionist persuasion and to be defined by new friendships, human dignity and a common purpose and for this to be both the starting point, and the cornerstone of any New Ireland and – of a real Republic where citizens’ democratic and constitutional rights and safeguards are in fact realised – as envisaged in the Proclamation of 1916. I believe it is the duty of the Irish Government to promote all-Ireland policies and strategies, benefiting all parts of the island – not only this State.“An Irish Government who will prepare politically, economically, socially and culturally for Irish unification, identifying the necessary steps and measures, including a Green Paper, which can assist a successful transition to re-unification. These are the exact things that Sinn Féin would do in Government to achieve real change and a new political and economic dispensation.” ENDSMacGILL SUMMER SCHOOL: PÁDRAIG Mac LOCHLAINN’S SPEECH IN FULL was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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:MACGILL SUMMER SCHOOLPadraig Mac Lochlainn TDspeechlast_img read more

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J-Bay returns to ASP World Championship Tour

first_img25 February 2014 The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) on Monday announced the return of world-famous South African surf spot Jeffreys Bay to the elite Samsung Galaxy World Championship Tour schedule for the 2014 season. Taking place from 10 to 20 July, the J Bay Open will serve as the sixth of 11 stops on the 2014 WCT schedule and has signed a three-year agreement to host the world’s best surfers from 2014 to 2016. An elite ASP WCT venue from 1996 to 2011, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape is universally regarded as one of the best right-hand point breaks on the planet, and will replace Bali on the 2014 schedule.‘One of the world’s premiere waves’ “It’s only fitting that one of the world’s premiere waves provides the canvas for the world’s premiere surfers again,” Paul Speaker, the CEO of the ASP, said in a statement on Monday. “Jeffreys Bay has an incredible heritage with the sport, and the local community have been instrumental in returning the ASP Top 34 to South Africa this season. We’re very thankful and we look forward to the 2014 instalment of the event,” he added. Universally celebrated as one of the best waves on the planet, Jeffreys Bay has existed as a favorite tour stop for the world’s best surfers since its inception and will add a welcome element to this season’s ASP World Title race.‘It’s about damn time!’ “The fact that J-Bay is back on?! Well it’s about damn time!” South Africa’s Jordy Smith, a two-time event winner, said. “I am really excited that the event is back on. It’s by far the best stop on the tour for quality of high performance surfing. It’s arguably the best right-hand point in the world and deserves a spot on the WCT. “I’m proud to be a South African and to have one of the ‘CT spots be in our backyard. It means a lot to our country and the town of Jeffreys Bay. I’m sure the people are going to be really happy to see the event return.”‘One of my favourite places on earth’ “Such exciting news about going back to J-Bay,” Mick Fanning, the reigning three- time ASP world champion, commented. “The wave is one of my all-time favourites and the place in general is awesome. The people, the animals, the whole area is one of my favourite places on earth. Can’t wait!” “We were very fortunate to have brought the world’s best surfers to Bali in 2013 and Keramas delivered in amazing fashion for the event,” Kieren Perrow, ASP Commissioner, said. “However, the opportunity to bring the WCT back to South Africa made sense to us and we look forward to the Top 34 showcased on J-Bay’s world- class walls this July.”JBay Winterfest The J Bay Open will be the major draw card of the JBay WinterFest, which takes place during the same time period. “On behalf of the local surf community and the town of Jeffreys Bay, we would like to welcome ASP back to Jeffreys Bay,” stated Koffie Jacobs, the Director of the JBay WinterFest and the J-Bay Open event co-ordinator. “We obviously believe there is no finer right hand point break in the world, and ASP World Tour is not complete without Supertubes on the calendar.”‘Extremely pleased’ “We are extremely pleased that the best surfers in the world will be back at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay this July,” said Johnny Bakker, the Vice President of Surfing South Africa (SSA). “SSA is proud to be working with the ASP, the local surfing community, and the Kouga Municiaplity on the J Bay Open of Surfing.’ SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Microsoft, B&N Release Windows 8 Nook App: Is A “Nook Surface” Next?

first_imgRelated Posts Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have finally delivered a Nook e-reader application for Windows 8 and Windows RT, giving Microsoft’s Surface tablet a dedicated bookstore to compete with tablets and e-readers from Apple, Amazon, and Google.The Nook app is downloadable from the Microsoft Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT, but not Windows Phone. The application uses what B&N calls its first implementation of a “paper” interface, with a texture that mimics the look of real paper. (That technique, also called skeuomorphism, had been widely adopted by Apple, which also uses a paper-like background inside its iBooks app.) Both Apple and B&N’s Windows 8 app also use a “bookshelf” motif to display the books and magazines that the user has purchased, although only Apple actually places the books on a simulated shelf. To date, little has been said about Microsoft’s $300 million investment into Barnes & Noble, which took place last June, to form a subsidiary company that would be jointly owned by both B&N and Microsoft. But the release of the app was signaled months ago.In September, Barnes & Noble began advertising for a “director of engineering, Windows 8” posting, that would lead the B&N app. “As the Barnes & Noble leader of the Microsoft Alliance, you will be responsible delivering on our contractual commitments on Windows 8 applications, Cloud, commerce, content integration with the Microsoft ecosystem and for defining and delivering on product strategy of Nook integration with Microsoft ecosystem including Windows, Office, Bing… You’ll lead a cross functional team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on a Windows mobile 8 platform.”Lees’ Work With Barnes & Noble Is DoneThe app’s release also explains why Andy Lees has been named Microsoft’s new head of corporate development and strategy, a post that he assumed a month ago, according to a source close to Microsoft. Lees was originally head of the Windows Phone division, then was shuttled into a separate advisory role by chief executive Steve Ballmer. He then took over the partnership between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft, the source said.Lees’ new post “had nothing to do with the Sinofsky situation,” the source said, referring to the unexpected departure of Windows chief Steven Sinofsky from Microsoft on Monday. Lees will oversee the corporate strategy team and the corporate development team, with a “holistic approach” to mergers, acquistions and other moves, the source said.  Why A Microsoft Nook Tablet Is A Bad IdeaThe Nook HD’s weakness, if it has one, is that the tablet only has about 10,000 apps, according to a review in the Wall Street Journal. Other reviews have characterized the Nook as a great e-reader tablet, but without the ability to do much more.  Unfortunately, pairing a Nook tablet with Microsoft’s app ecosystem would, for now, actually restrict the app environment even more. Microsoft has argued before that optimized websites can be used to replace dedicated apps, but that’s a harder case to make against a robust Android or iOS ecosystem. The Microsoft operating system could also be an issue – while iOS and Android straddle both phones and tablets, Microsoft has three OSes for mobile devices: Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone.Finally, there’s the keyboard. Designing a version of the Touch or Type Cover for a 7-inch tablet would likely prove less of a differentiator and more of a drawback. It just doesn’t seem feasible.The question comes down to this: Has Microsoft’s $300 million bought it a Barnes & Noble roadmap onto Microsoft devices? Perhaps, but it’s not likely to be B&N’s exclusive path. While Apple’s iBooks can be read only on Apple devices, Amazon has done better partly by making its Kindle apps nearly universal. While an optimized e-reader version of the Surface might bring some advantages, don’t expect Barnes & Noble to limit its choices.Lead image source: Flickr/AMagill, With a 22-year pedigree at Microsoft, “he knows the products inside and out,” the source said. Lees’ bio has yet to be updated to reflect his new position. However, the source also said that it was incorrect to think of the new Nook app as the “culmination” of the partnership between the two companies, although he declined to comment when asked if a co-branded Microsoft Nook Surface tablet was in the works.Why A Microsoft Nook Tablet Makes SenseAt the end of September, Barnes & Noble announced the 7-inch Nook HD for $199 (8GB) and $229 (16 GB) as well as the 9-inch Nook HD+ for $269 (16GB) and $299 (32GB). Both tablets feature high-resolution screens capable of challenging the updated Amazon Kindle tablet; the Nook HD+ is capable of displaying full 1080p video on its 1920 x 1280 display, versus the 1280×800 HD screen used by the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. A Nook-branded Surface makes sense in that the Windows RT Surface and the Nook share a common ARM architecture. If there’s any drawback to the hardware engineering of either tablet it’s that both have been praised as superlative; it would a difficult decision to favor one design over the other. Microsoft’s Surface tablet, meanwhile  is about the size of an iPad, at 10.81 inches × 6.77 inches with a 10.6-inch widescreen display. Some of the online raves in support of the iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 7 seem to indicate that full-size Surfaces, iPads and similar tablets might be a little large for e-reading. Some people clearly prefer large tablets. But others seem to prefer a smaller, more manageable device, about the size of the Nook. If a Surface mini is coming to focus on e-reading, why not co-brand it as a Nook? markhachman Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Barnes & Noble#Microsoft#Nook#tablet last_img read more

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