Tatana volleyball tourney kicks off

first_imgMore than 20 teams are taking part in the tournament in the Under 21 and senior divisions.These include visiting teams from as far as Hula, Mekeo, Porebada, Boera and Lealea from Central and teams from National Capital District such as Moukele, Kauka and Hillside Gerehu, Hanuabada and Vabukori.The tournament began today with the U21 competition while the senior competition will begin next week.Tournament director Dabu Anton welcomed the teams into Tatana and encouraged all teams to carefully observe all rules and regulations of the tournament and enjoy the games.Anton urged all players and officials of teams to respect the referees and match officials during the games.“Let us all enjoy the game we love in the true spirit of sportsmanship and allow us to make friends with players from other villages or communities,” he said.There’s a cash prize of about K25,000 to be shared among the winners.The tournament was officially launched by Moresby Northwest member and Health Minister Michael Malabag.Official sponsors Nick and Bonnie Allan donated K10,000 to run this year’s competition.last_img read more

Kotlin and C are in the running to become TIOBEs

first_imgKotlin and C are in the running to become TIOBE’s programming language of 2017. The winner will be announced next month. The TIOBE Programming Community index is calculated each month and the ratings are based off of the number of skilled engineers using the language, courses, and third party vendors.According to the index, the top languages of this month included: Java, C, C++, Python, C# and JavaScript.LG and HERE partner on autonomous vehiclesLG and HERE have partnered to provide a telematics solution for autonomous vehicles, using LG’s telematics technology combined with HERE’s high-precision map data and location services. The solution with support communications technologies such as GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile communication. LG is also working to develop 5G products that are four to five times faster than LTE, which is ideal for autonomous vehicle operation, according to the company. “We’re excited to present a new standard for autonomous mobile communication solutions in cooperation with HERE, which has unsurpassed cutting-edge automotive guidance technology,” said Lee Woo-jong, president of the vehicle components for LG Electronics. “With partners like HERE, LG can continue to advance the next generation of connected car technologies to help prepare automakers for the self-driving era.” Apple sales were at the top of the market this year, but not for the latest modelsApple sales dominated the smartphone market this holiday season, with 44 percent of device activations in the week leading up to Christmas. Samsung came in second at 26 percent, and other manufacturers such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, LG, OPPO, and Vivo all were at five percent or less, according to data from Flurry Analytics. The most activated Apple phone was not one of the latest models, it was the iPhone 7, which made up 15.1 percent of activation. At 14.7 percent, the iPhone X was behind both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 in device activations. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were significantly lower at 8.1 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively, according to the report. Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson partner to complete FDD Massive MIMO trialVerizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson have collaborated to complete the first successful FDD Massive MIMO trial. The companies used Ericsson Massive MIMO software and hardware on Verizon’s network. They also performed a mobile test device that was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. “We don’t wait for the future, we build it. And this is another great example of moving the industry forward,” says Nicola Palmer, chief network engineer and head of wireless networks at Verizon. “Massive MIMO is a critical component of our 4G LTE Advancements and will play an important role in 5G technology that will result in single digit latency and scalability in the billions of connections.”last_img read more