Haslington shop owner stabbed to death by brother-in-law

first_imgDead: Terrence AdamsA father of eleven was on Thursday evening stabbed several times during an argument with his brother-in-law over undone work at his sister’s home at Haslington, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Terrence “Sleepy” Adams, 53, of Haslington. He was reportedly stabbed three times during a row at his shop at about 20:00h.Reports are the now dead man visited his sister, who resides in the same area, and was not happy about the condition of the surroundings. He expressed his unhappiness about the conditions to the brother-in-law who became annoyed.Adams subsequently left his sister’s house and went back to his businessplace but the man turned up there and an argument ensued. It was then the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the man several blows.In a bid to escape, the injured man scaled a trench but collapsed a short distance away. He was picked up andThe shop where the stabbing incident occurredtaken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When Guyana Times visited the area Friday morning, his house was tightly secured but not far away at his mother’s house, a brother, Maxwell Adams explained that he was at home when he received a phone call from his brother in Cayenne enquiring about the stabbing incident.A clueless Maxwell informed the brother that he was not aware and immediately promised to make some enquiries. He then went to his now dead brother’s shop where she saw a group of people and blood on the road.He was told that his injured brother was taken to the hospital. The aggrieved brother went on to say that he rushed to the hospital where he saw his brother lying dead on a stretcher. From indications, the man would have sustained a stab wound to his right arm, one in the vicinity of his heart and the other to his abdomen. While he did not know the circumstances surrounding the stabbing incident, he told Guyana Times that the argument stemmed from a statement his now dead brother made during a visit to his sister’s house. Apparently, he noted, his brother-in-law got offended but he is sure that a mere statement could not have triggered his brother-in-law to act that violently. “There is got to be something else… a statement alone to offend someone to that extent… I don’t think so”, the man stated. Nevertheless the suspect he noted, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment of a wound to his forehead. He was then taken into police custody.The brother described the now dead man as a simple individual who worked hard for what he had. He has never been in a police matter nor was he accused on wrong doings. The dead man leaves to mourn his mother, children and five siblings. Meanwhile, the police confirmed that the suspect is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

first_imgAngelie Sabanal gains lessons from early loss in Shanghai Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, left to right, smokes a cigar holding his playoffs MVP trophy as he celebrates with performing artist Drake and his mother Kim Robertson during the 2019 Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions.Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as 7 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View comments Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to attend briefly. Mayor John Tory declared Monday “We The North Day” in Toronto, after the NBA champions’ slogan.Some 1.5 million are expected to be at the parade. The Raptors are traveling in open-air double-decker buses with the NBA championship trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs LATEST STORIES Star guard Kyle Lowry, the team’s longest-serving member, said on Twitter: “Grandma I know you front row already!!”The last time the city held a sports celebration of this magnitude was after the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. MOST READlast_img read more

Government putting “the cart in front of the horse” in managing Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The renewal of local democracy was recently concluded on November 12, 2018 and there was a number of new additional Local Authority Area’s (LAA’s) for the Local Government Elections (LGE) – Caracas/Wyburgs being one of the several new LAA. Unfortunately, after the conclusion of the LGE, this new LAA remains in the dark on the way forward.The internal elections was held at the Lochaber Primary School impeding on students’ time because there was no other building to accommodate the councillors, likewise staff was sent from elsewhere to conduct this internal election.Guyanese are aware that good governance, accountability and transparency are vital for the development of all communities, but the Minister of Communities Mr Bulkhan imposed a system whereby no preparation is done to access and implement that system. This is a definite case of “putting the cart in front of the horse”.The New Amsterdam Town Council (NA M&TC) has been governed by the PNC/R for numerous years, the last two elections were no different, with majority seats garnered by the APNU and the PPP/C and the AFC only managed three and one respectively. The NA M&TC also concluded their internal elections where the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected.The Municipalities operate under the Municipal and District Council Act Chapter 28:01 in section 60 which states that Municipalities must maintain standing committees. The most important standing committee is the finance committee notwithstanding the fact that it ensures proper accountability and transparency which is crucial for the functioning of all Municipalities.In chapter 28:01 section 62, it also states, “A council may appoint Councillors to be the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of a standing committee” and continues in sections 63, ” A committee of a Council may include persons who are not Councillors but who became of their special skill or experience will, in the opinion of the council, be able to assist in the consideration of the work of the committee.The law also cautioned that “no person other than a Councillor shall be a member of either the finance committees mentioned in schedule 5 or of a committee prescribed by a constitution order.Based on the constitution the New Amsterdam Municipality was allowed to elect the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the finance committee but conveniently used the majority of APNU Councillors of the Council to exclude Councillors from the opposition parties, that is the PPP/C and the AFC. The exclusion of the opposition Councillors was a deliberate act to exclude transparency and accountability since this particular Council is managed by the APNU. It must be noted that even the APNU-managed City Council of Georgetown included two PPP/ Councillors on their finance committee.Why did the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council exclude the PPP/C and AFC Councillors from their finance committee?It is evident that the New Amsterdam Town Council will continue to function without scrutiny, lack of accountability and transparency. We must demand that protection for taxpayer’s monies be paramount. The exclusion of Councillors from the opposition on the finance committee is to avoid scrutiny and continue to misuse public funds.Yours respectfully,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Pellegrini happy for City fans to boo UEFA anthem

first_imgFinancial Fair Play sanctions from UEFA have also turned City’s fans against European football’s governing body and Pellegrini will not mind if they continue to voice their discontent in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.“It depends if you are superstitious or not,” Pellegrini told a press conference ahead of the game, which follows last week’s 2-2 first-leg draw.“If you are superstitious, we continue winning when they boo the hymn of the Champions (League). I don’t know if they will do it.“It’s important to have a good game tomorrow, to enjoy the game and try to avoid all those unnecessary things.”Despite the fact City are seeking to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history, tickets for the game were still available on Monday.City have struggled to sell out the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League, but Pellegrini is hopeful that gala occasions such as Tuesday’s showdown with the French champions will change that.“I think that tomorrow we will have a full capacity here,” he said.“The fans, maybe for different reasons, have not been 100 percent in this European competition, but as we continue further I think they will do it.“They know that tomorrow is a very important achievement for the club, so I don’t have any doubt that we are going to have 100 percent of their support.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League press conference at the Etihad Campus. Photo credit should read: Philip Oldham/Sportimage via PA ImagesUNITED KINGDOM, April 11 – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is happy for the club’s supporters to boo the Champions League anthem, he said on Monday, as long as it continues to bring them success.City’s supporters have jeered the music, which is played before every Champions League game, ever since a group of CSKA Moscow fans managed to attend a game against City in October 2014 despite the Russian club being ordered to play the match behind closed doors over racism offences.last_img read more


first_imgNoel Cunningham has become a household name across Donegal and Ireland. The flamboyant TV3 showbiz reporter and host at Kitty Kelly’s restaurant is impossible to dislike. Here he tells us what he loves about Donegal. What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? Sliabh League … this stunning marine cliff is simply spectacular for climbing and spiritual as well.. It is all the more special in that in bygone days our relatives trudged up that Mountain .. doing a pilgrimage .. a turas .. whilst fasting. All those recited prayers on the Pilgrims Path adds to the unique spirit of the wonderful MountainIf you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would re-introduce the railway ! Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Sr Magdalene for her wonderful work with those who have or are in recovery from cancer … and I am full of admiration for all she has done .. especially the Solas Cancer Centre in Donegal Town … what a woman !Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Probably Anthony Molloy famously noting that Sam was for the Hills of Donegal!What was Donegal’s saddest moment? I think the multiple deaths as a result of the car crash a few years ago when one older Man and all those young people died in Inishowen …. utter devastation for so many and the residual anger guilt pain and suffering of all the Family and Friends left behind is almost too un-bearable to think of.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Magee of Donegal and their wonderful TweedWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? There are a number of them … However I will choose Clannad .. They helped make Irish music sexy and universal.They set the bar very high and brought the haunting melodies inspired by the wilds of Donegal to a world audience .. and good news thay are off again touring !Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?I believe Sir Gerry Robinson (he has close Donegal connections) deserves the nod !Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Gosh .. difficult one …I will look forward … I want to applaud Miss Easkey Britten in surfing and Chloe Magee for her Olympic participation .. both young women making a name for themselves.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Kitty Kellys …Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden EaglesYour nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Me Me Me …What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?It’s a scitter of a day !Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?They have an amazing chance !What is your favourite Donegal food?Freshly caught Mackeral … pan fried and served with new potatoes and a mild mustard sauce ..Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?We don’t insist on letting the World know that we are only down the road now from Dublin!If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?Again .. the Railway … bring it back !MY DONEGAL……WITH TV3 SHOWBIZ REPORTER NOEL CUNNINGHAM was last modified: August 6th, 2012 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:MY DONEGALNoel Cunninghamlast_img read more

Injury confirmation shows why Jason Quigley is one in TEN MILLION!

first_imgJason Quigley managed to defeat Glen Tapia to land the NABF middleweight title despite suffering what medics in Los Angeles have described as a ‘one in 10 million’ injury.BY CHRIS MCNULTYQuigley defeated Tapia by unanimous decision at Fantasy Springs, Indio on Thursday night despite sustaining the rare injury in just the second round. The Ballybofey man, who moved to 13-0 with his first pro title triumph, was on his way to a stoppage until he hurt the right hand.Quigley had a scan at the Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.A broken hand also detached and shredded a major tendon in his wrist.“Doctos have described it as a one-in-10-million injury it is so rare,” said his publicist, Rachel Charles. “The doctor said that the the force of Jason’s punch and how it landed could be the reason this happened, although with an injury such as this there are many explanations.“The doctor said how Jason was able to carry on for eight more rounds is astonishing. He will have surgery soon and is expected to make a full recovery.”Quigley will have an operation to repair the damage in LA this week – and has vowed to come back ‘sooner than expected’.“I will be having surgery this week and will be on the road to full recovery,” Quigley told followers on social media.“I will be back in the ring sooner than expected to continue my journey to the top. This is only a minor bump in the road. “A massive thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, I appreciate all the love and support.”Injury confirmation shows why Jason Quigley is one in TEN MILLION! was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Fantasy SpringsGlen TapiaGolden Boy PromotionsJason QuigleyLOS ANGELESNABF middleweight titleRachel CharlesSheer Sports Managementlast_img read more

SA’s burgeoning berry industry

first_imgSouth African producers are becoming known for their ability to deliver blueberries of a more consistent quality. (Image: Trevor McKenzie) Lead time to the market is critical for raspberries, and South Africa is ideally located to supply the international demand. (Image: Wikimedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Trevor McKenzie  SABPA Chairperson   +27 21 808 6641RELATED ARTICLES • Quality inputs for Kenya’s farmers • New centre to enhance food security • SAB first with UV purification • Paying it forward with goat farming • SA’s women farmers root out hungerWilma den HartighSouth Africa’s berry farmers, recognised internationally for producing some of the best quality berries in the world, have joined forces to establish a new organisation that will represent their interests.The South African Berry Producers Association (SABPA) is the berry sector’s first successful attempt to coordinate the various activities of the industry. “The industry decided to work together to achieve more and solve its common challenges,” says Trevor McKenzie, chairperson of the SABPA.McKenzie says that the association can play a major role in growing the local berry industry, promoting South Africa’s reputation as a top berry producer and increasing the sale and consumption of this high-end fruit.The South African berry industry is considered one of the smaller fruit sectors in the country, yet it is very successful. Berries are considered to be high-value crops, and since the many health benefits of berries have become more widely publicised, worldwide the demand for berries is growing.The new association is inviting membership to growers of perennial berries such as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. McKenzie explains that although strawberries and gooseberries are also classified as berries, they are annual crops.The Industrial Development Corporation, which has been a driving force in developing the berry sector in recent years by funding various projects across the country, encouraged the establishment of the new industry association.Industry representation in the form of the SABPA will ensure that the industry remains sustainable and economically viable and establishes uniform grading regulations for berries produced in South Africa.The association will also facilitate research, exchange industry information between local and international berry groups, look at ways to promote sales and consumption of berries locally and internationally, and liaise with government about issues affecting the industry.Industry challenges“From a grower point of view, the registration of chemicals is a big challenge because the industry is small,” McKenzie says. Many chemical companies are reluctant to register certain chemicals as it is not economically viable.With the help of the South African Pesticide Initiative Programme (SAPIP), some of the major berry companies such as Eurafruit and Haygrove have been leading various initiatives to register chemicals for the industry.Advertising and marketing of berries are also a major focus of the industry. “We are doing a lot of work in the form of in-store promotions and tastings to increase the number of people who eat berries, and so far the industry’s efforts are proving successful,” he says.The marketing of berries’ health benefits is also helping increase local consumption.Berries are big businessSouth Africa has the advantage of counter-cyclical seasonality to the northern hemisphere markets. Local berries are in demand, particularly during the northern hemisphere winter when the market has a gap for southern hemisphere fruit.There are approximately 40 to 50 berry growers across the country, of which 12 to 15 are responsible for 98% of fresh production. The majority of South Africa’s blueberries and raspberries are exported to Europe and the UK, and the industry is also looking to increase its exports to new markets.The industry has also noted an increase in annual exports. A few years ago, only a few hundred tons of blueberries and raspberries were harvested, but McKenzie says that in 2011 about 1 000 tons of both berry types will be exported.Blackberries are produced mainly for local consumption. He explains that the reason for this is that South Africa does not grow blackberry varieties that can withstand the export process. However, this is changing. “Blackberry growers are in the process of planting new varieties which will hopefully make it possible to export blackberries in the future,” he adds.South Africa’s main competitor for blueberries is Argentina, but McKenzie says that South African producers are becoming known for their ability to deliver berries of a more consistent quality. This is strengthening South Africa’s reputation as a top blueberry producer, which is helping increase the country’s market share, particularly in the UK.Sean Tager, managing director of Haygrove Heaven, a berry production company, says South Africa produces a good quality raspberry that is in demand in high-end retailers overseas. “South Africa has been building a good reputation for its raspberries,” Tager says.South Africa’s main competitors in the raspberry market are Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Mexico.Lead time to the market is critical for a highly perishable product such as raspberries, and South Africa is ideally located to supply the international demand. Other competitor countries rely on overland trucking to transport berries, but the South African product is transported directly to the market on overnight flights.Membership of the association would be limited to producers and both annual membership fees and a levy will be charged based on the area under production to fund various projects identified as high priorities for the berry industry.last_img read more

Maverick Awards give recognition to young SA entrepreneurs

first_imgThe awards were held in Edenvale, to the east of Johannesburg on 26 June, with 19 finalists vying for awards in 10 different categories, as well as for the overall Maverick of the Year AwardBevan Ducasse, the CEO of wiGroup walked away with the inaugural Maverick of the Year Award, which seeks to “recognise, acknowledge as well as celebrate the entrepreneurial genius and prowess displayed by young, hard-nosed entrepreneurs”.Ducasse also won the the Technology Innovation award for wiGroup, which is a platform provider the specialises in point-of-sale mobile transactions, that includes money transfers and payments, coupons and vouchers, and loyalty programmes.The awards were held in Edenvale, to the east of Johannesburg on 26 June, with 19 finalists vying for awards in 10 different categories, as well as for the overall Maverick of the Year Award. The Awards were hosted by Under 35 Mavericks, a 100% youth-owned specialist enterprise development consultancy focused on the sustainable development of young, innovative, high impact, high growth entrepreneurs throughout Africa. Sponsors included Brand South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mercedes-Benz South Africa, South African Airways and others.The MC for the night was Sisa Ntshona, the former head of enterprise development at Absa, with the main speaker for the night being Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure and Development, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza. Other speakers included Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang; Mercedes-Benz SA group corporate affairs manager Mayur Bhana; Wits Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurship director Chimene Chetty; and under 35 Mavericks founder Bokang Seritsane.Winners in the categories included:The Emerging Maverick (Entrepreneur) Award – Lize Fouche, founder of Number 1 Foods, a Port Elizabeth-based foodstuffs company that manufactures muesli.Employment Creation Award – Josh Cox, founder of Trade-Mark Trust, a non-profit organisation (registered as a Trust) that connects homeowners wanting to do renovations with the very best, handpicked artisans from the townships.People Planet Profit Award – Misha Teasdale, founder of Greenpop, a social business that plants trees and invites everyone to join the “treevolution”.Without Borders Award – Misha Teasdale, founder of Greenpop.Marketing Innovation Award – Gareth Moll, founder GroundUp Media, which provides photography and videography services to both small and large businesses.Service Innovation Award – Alex Fourie, founder of iFix, a South African company that specialises in repairing Apple devices and RiCharge, a designer and manufacturer of mobile charging solutions.Green Innovation Award – Brian Mpono, founder of Khwezi Oils, which refines waste cooking oil into biofuel.Technology Innovation Award – Bevan Ducasse, founder of wiGroupBlue Ocean Innovation Award – Murray Legg, founder of SA Cardiosynthetics, a venture financed business that is pursuing the commercialisation of a patented heart valve design.last_img read more

Modern road will boost Mozambique coal sector

first_img23 February 2015The Sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC) is investing $350-million (about R4-billion) in transforming an approximately 350km-long narrow and unpaved carriageway into a modern road that crosses Mozambique’s Tete province and ends at the Zambezi River, where Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe have a common border.Louis Berger will provide $7.6-million in consultancy services for the rehabilitation of the road, National Road N303. The modernised road will be the shortest link to a railway under construction between the coal-rich province of Tete and the port of Nacala, the deepest port in southern Africa. The road will offer a more cost-effective transportation solution, increasing the flow of goods and mineral resources, particularly copper exports.“The rehabilitation of the N303 is vital not only for Mozambique but for the region as a whole,” said Jean-Pierre Dupacq, the head of Louis Berger’s operations in Africa. “The modernised road will greatly boost the local economy, which is mainly dependent on coal mining, by allowing the development of local small scale enterprises along the road.”Overall, the project will encompass the rehabilitation, widening and/or reinforcement of the road and the existing structures; improvement of the alignment, pavement and signage design; drainage and ancillary works; as well as the rehabilitation of 19 bridges. Louis Berger will be responsible for providing pure design services for the development of feasibility, environmental and social impact assessment and resettlement studies.Louis Berger has more than 50 years of experience in Africa and 25 years of experience working in Mozambique, where the firm has implemented approximately 50 projects. These public- and private- sector funded contracts cover a broad range of professional services in the markets of transport, environment, water and sanitation, agriculture, power, telecommunications and health.The final beneficiary of the road rehabilitation project will be the government of Mozambique, namely the National Roads Directorate, with whom SSRPC entered into a public-private partnership type of agreement.Louis Berger is a global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients to solve complex challenges. It uses the multidisciplinary expertise of nearly 6 000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners in more than 50 nations.Source: APOlast_img read more

Can Google Grow Up?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair david stromcenter_img As mentioned last week on Google’s blog, this fall the company will shut down a series of services, including Aardvark, Desktop, Notebook, Web Security (the original Postini technology) and others less well known. Jeff Reeves at Smart Money magazine has even suggested spinning off several divisions to give Google more focus, and giving employees an incentive for some of its far-out ideas. But first, you’ll need a scorecard to keep track. Some of the shut-downs are complete: for example, with Google Desktop, nothing will kept up: the APIs, gadgets, plug-ins and everything else will go away next week. Other shut-downs are more transitional: For example, Google will continue to support existing Web Security customers, although it will not sell any new subscriptions. And Aardvark? Shuttered. All we can do is sigh. (See here for our thoughts on when Google acquired them.)What does this mean? Obviously, Google is maturing as a company, and even with all of its resources can’t continue many of its product lines. The Postini acquisition is a good case in point. When Google acquired them four years ago, they were one of the leaders in email filtering and Web security. Since then, Google has integrated these features into their browsers and email products. According to a PR rep, the full set of remaining email-related Postini services, such as Google Message Continuity, will continue to be sold and supported.But this maturation process is tricky, as any parent can tell you. What kind of adult is Google going to be when it grows up? A surly teen that never comes out of its room, other than for meals? A spoiled child who always gets what it wants? A polished well-adjusted adult, with lots of friends and a nice house in the suburbs, or at least in a fancy San Francisco neighborhood? Or, as Reeves suggests, twins that eventually part ways, with one taking all the excitement and the other delivering more predictable performance and profits?Google’s blog claims “this will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience.” I disagree. While shutting down services is never easy, it isn’t about the experience; it is about saving money on under-performing assets, or reassigning engineering talent elsewhere, or because the original developers for these services have left the company and no one else has picked up the ball. Or perhaps because at its core Google is a cloud-based company and anything that it creates that requires a download to your desktop (like Desktop) is going to be marked as a potential short-timer. I just wish they could be more forthcoming in their announcements. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more