ECONEC Advocates Structured Engagements between GEC, Other Political Stakeholders

first_imgECONEC delegation with ECOWAS Spec Rep in Guinea Amb Alapini & development partnersIn continuation of its electoral mid-term follow-up Mission to Guinea, the ECONEC delegation led by Prof. Mahmood Yakubu met on Monday, 11 June, with the ECOWAS Special Representative in the country Ambassador Liliane Alapini, representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and development partners, according to a press release.At the talks with the interlocutors including representatives of the EU, USAID (United States Agency for International Development), US, German and Japanese embassies, the American National Democratic Institute (NDI), Guinea’s Independent Electoral Commission, CENI, and three CSOs, Cellule Balai Citoyen, PCUD and CNOSCG, Prof. Yakubu, ECONEC governing board President and Chair of Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), called for sustained political dialogue, effective communication and structured engagements between CENI and Guinea’s other political stakeholders including development partners.Ambassador Alapini commended ECONEC for working hand in hand with the ECOWAS Commission towards deepening democracy in the region by supporting credible and peaceful polls.On the agenda of the consultations were issues from the disputed results of Guinea’s last February’s municipal elections and areas of further support by ECOWAS, ECONEC, and development partners.Also discussed was the implementation of recommendations of ECOWAS Observation Mission (EOM) to Guinea’s 2015 presidential poll and those in the October 2016 Political Accord, including the restructuring of CENI and other legal and political reforms ahead of the country’s 2019 parliamentary vote and the 2020 presidential election.Prof. Yakubu said that structured engagements would enable the articulation of needs, political inclusive and focus support on the entrenchment of best practices in the electoral process that will contribute to sustained credible elections and consolidation of democracy in the country.The development partners and CSOs’ representatives had harped on the need for the implementation of the recommendations of the ECOWAS EOM’s in the aftermath of the 2015 presidential vote and those contained in the 2016 Political Accord signed by the ruling and opposition parties with ECOWAS, UN, EU, Francophonie organization, and the US and French envoys as observers, the release concluded.Some of the recommendations include reform of CENI to make it more technical and professional, as well as legal and political reforms for a level playing field and sociopolitical climate.Prof. Yakubu pledged that the Mission will reflect in its report to the relevant authorities, areas of support to address the identified needs and strengthen the capacity of CENI Guinea in line with ECONEC’s mandate to empower its members to deliver credible and peaceful elections and contribute to the consolidation of democracy in the ECOWAS region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raiders Carr has retort for Del Rio over cold-weather struggles

first_imgALAMEDA — Derek Carr was laying in wait.With the Kansas City Chiefs up next at Arrowhead Stadium, with temperatures forecast in the low 40s with a low of 34 degrees, he knew full well the questions would be coming Wednesday about both Arrowhead Stadium and his ability to play in cold weather.Jack Del Rio, his head coach form 2015 through 2017, said on Twitter “#4 (Carr) hasn’t played well in cold weather games and that will have to change for Oakland to have a chance.”Last week was …last_img read more

Dan Uetrecht, March 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest My father moved here in 1965 and we mainly were a cattle and hog operation but have slowly evolved out of livestock to just grain farming. You can see the farm from Interstate-71 by Caesar’s Creek Lake.We have a rotation of corn, beans and wheat. We have 150 to 200 acres of wheat every year. We like that rotation because we can do a pretty good job of growing cover crop beans and we plant at least 40 acres of clover, radishes and rye behind wheat. I plant beans into that because it works pretty well. Then the next year we plant corn and it does pretty well after the beans with the organic matter and nitrogen from the cover crops. Planting corn into the cover crops is more risky.We strip the wheat and try to run it at 20% so we can get the double-crop beans in as quickly as possible. Then the 40 or 50 acres we plant cover crops in we will typically bale that.Our bins are completely cleaned out except for about 10,000 bushels of beans that I have rolled into a July contract. I typically try to clean my bins out, especially corn, before planting. If I want to re-own it, I just own it on paper.It has been a unique winter. We had a really cold spell there for a while and I think that is good for insect issues. But we have outdoor stoves and we are still burning wood. We have cut a lot of wood this winter. We are slowly harvesting our dead ash trees. They make really good firewood.We just topdressed the wheat and it looks pretty good considering the tough winter. We are ready to get in the fields when the weather allows us.last_img read more

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad 1

first_imgOver the weekend, the group of iPhone hackers known as the Dev Team released two new tools to jailbreak the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 4.3.1. Both the PwnageTool and the tool called redsn0w allow users to perform an “untethered” jailbreak, which means that when rebooting your mobile device, it doesn’t have to be connected (“tethered”) to your computer in order to keep the jailbreak in place.These jailbreaking tools were made possible by an exploit found by German security researcher Stefan Esser, who provided details regarding the exploit to the team.Currently, this untethered jailbreak works on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G and 4G, AppleTV 2G and the original iPad. The new iPad 2 is not supported because of increased security on that device. The iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak requires a bootroom-level exploit to install, notes the Dev Team on its blog, and the iPad 2 is not susceptible to either of the two bootrom exploits available now (limera1n and SHAtter).Redsn0w or Pnwage Tool?PwnageTool is the jailbreaking software that iPhone unlockers (those who run the phone on an unsupported mobile network) need to use. However, the Dev Team says that the accompanying software (ultrasn0w) is not yet ready for iOS 4.3.1. For now, unlockers need to hold off on using the new jailbreaking tools, or they will lose their unlock. When an updated version of ultrasn0w becomes available, unlockers will want to then use the PwnageTool app if on Mac, or Sn0wbreeze, the unofficial version of the tool for Windows.For everyone just waiting to jailbreak, but not unlock, their mobile devices, redsn0w is ready now and is also much easier to use, says the Dev Team.How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on Windows or MacDownload the redsn0w software for Windows or Mac. (A list of unofficial mirrors is also available here).Extract and run the executable (Windows) or the .app file (Mac) from the Zip file you downloaded.Download the custom iOS 4.3.1 firmware (IPSW file) which you will use to restore your device using redsn0w. iClarified.com, which the Dev Team itself recommended, has a download available on this webpage. The direct link to the IPSW file from iClarified is available here. You can also download the IPSW file from iTunes itself, but be careful to “Download Only,” not update. Note: RedmondPie, a go-to resource on jailbreaking, says only official firmware is supported.Launch redsn0w and browse to the folder where you saved the custom firmware file you downloaded in step #3.On the next screen, make sure “Install Cydia” is selected, then click “Next.”You will now need to turn your device off and plug it into your computer.Once off, click “Next.”Follow the onscreen instructions that explain how to put your device into DFU mode. This involves a series of button pushes. Hold down power for 2 seconds, then press the Home button for 10 seconds. While still holding down the Home button, release the power button. Keep holding down Home for 15 more seconds.Redsn0w will then detect your device, reboot your device and jailbreak it. When the process completes, click “Finish.”When your device reboots, it will be jailbroken. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#How To#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more