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Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S….

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FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – Credit reporting company Equifax Inc (EFX.N) is close to a deal to settle data breach
'FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – Credit reporting company Equifax Inc ( EFX.N ) is close to a deal to settle data breach probes by paying around $700 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Equifax will pay the amount to settle with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and most state attorneys general, the Journal reported on.wsj.com/2y3olw9 . The 2017 data breach at the company affected more than 143 million people worldwide. Equifax did not respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler'

Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo Confident of Breaking NPP’s Monopoly in Ayawaso Central

Trade and Industry African Eye Report

Accra, Ghana, July 19, 2019//-Dr Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo, front-runner for the 2020 Parliamentary ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), today submitted his nomination forms at the party’s Ayawaso Central Constituency
'Dr Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo, Ayawaso Central NDC aspirant Accra, Ghana, July 19, 2019//-Dr Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo, front-runner for the 2020 Parliamentary ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), today submitted his nomination forms at the party’s Ayawaso Central Constituency office, with a pledge to break the governing New Patriotic Party’s monopoly in the constituency. Statistically, parliamentary results in Ayawaso Central Constituency for the past 22 years has always favoured the New Patriotic Party (NPP) though a closer look at the demography of the constituency, define that, it is a cosmopolitan one, with Ewes, Muslims (Zongo caucus), Akans,  and Gas which  makes it  look like an NDC stronghold but  alas! However Dr Adonoo who is tipped to wrestle with Henry Quartey, the incumbent NPP Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Minister of Interior for the seat,today began the journey. Accompanied by throng of supporters and well-wishers who were clad in her campaign T-shirts, Dr Adonoo affectionately called VQ is seen by many as winsome answer to breaking the NPP’s monopoly in the constituency. In his own words: “Breaking the NPP’s over 20 years political monopoly is a herculean task which requires all hands on deck to consolidate the gains made by our forebears in this struggle”. To this end, he paid glowing tributes to H.E Said Sinare, Hon. Amon Quartey, Hajia Marian Sinare, Dr. Ofei Agyeman, and my brother and friend Hon. William Affum Ani-Adjei for the various roles they have played in the struggle to annex the parliamentary seat from the NPP. He added: “To the various leaderships and entire membership, I acknowledge and duly recognize your hard work for how far we have come as a constituency”. Dr Adonoo continues: “As we prepare towards the crucial 2020 general elections, the NDC needs to put up a tried and tested candidate who understands the nitty-gritty of Ayawaso Central politics to break the NPP’s dominance and win the parliamentary seat for the great NDC party”. Despite the fact that the NDC has not been able to annex the parliamentary seat in previous attempts does not in any way mean the party is not worth winning it. Dr Adonoo stressed: “We can collectively break the NPP’s monopoly by presenting a leading architect of the constituency in the person of Victor Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo, a man who has what it takes to extend the NDC’s influence beyond the borders of the Ayawaso Central constituency to snatch the seat for the NDC party. This is our seat! It’s imperative we take collective action and wrestle the seat from the NPP. Dr Adonoo who is going into the NDC primaries contest with three other candidates, said: “It is in light of the above that I have decided to put up myself and contest the Ayawaso Central NDC primaries when the party opens nomination in the coming months”. Who is Dr Adonoo?   Dr  Victor Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo who is affectionately referred to as “VQ” by many in the political circles is a result-oriented seasoned political activist and strategist, with the track record of being dynamic and innovative leader with rich and undisputed grassroots mobilization skills seeking progressive growth of the NDC party in the Ayawaso Central Constituency. He was educated at New Juabeng Secondary Commercial, Koforidua for his GCE Ordinary Level, Oda Secondary School for GCE Advanced Level,  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science, Technology (B.A Social Science; Law and Sociology), and Graduate School of Governance and Leadership (GSGL) respectively. Dr Adonoo is also an Honorary Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) degree holder from the prestigious Commonwealth University (CUB). *-Party leadership roles Through the dint of hard work, Comrade Victor Abdul-Satarh Quarshie Adonoo has risen through the ranks of the party to become Greater Accra Regional Secretary of the NDC. Positions held in Ayawaso Central Constituency includes Branch Youth Organizer, Ward Coordinator (Alajo Ward), Constituency Treasurer, and Secretary with additional responsibility as Director of Elections for the Ayawaso Central Constituency. In all these roles, I have contributed my quota to the growth of the party in the constituency and beyond. His footprints as the Ayawaso Sub-Metro Chairman As the Sub-Metro Chairman, he initiated a lot of ground-breaking sustainable development projects despite myriad of challenges on the ground. Through determination and hard work, the following projects have been completed under his watch. Road Rehabilitation Project Newtown-Pig Farm/Nkasajan-Alajo/Police Station-Alajo link roads were tarred to address the dangers associated with the poor road network that existed when I took office. School Infrastructure Under my chairmanship as the Sub-Metro Chairman, six Millennium Schools have been built across the constituency in fulfillment of the Mahama-led government’s educational infrastructure policy. Sanitation /Toilet Projects   Under his watch as the Sub-Metro Chairman, eight modern public toilet facilities were built in the constituency under the Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangements to the benefit of the constituents. New Sub-Metro Office under construction near Providence School He said: “During my tenure, I have lobbied for a new Sub-Metro office to be built in order to give a befitting working environment to the staff of the Sub-Metro. Through my unrelenting efforts, the project has been awarded on contract and work about 85% complete. This office edifice when completed, will temporary house the new Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly which has been carved out of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)”. His personal contribution towards campaigns   The tremendous contributions (in cash or in kind) of Dr Victor Abdul-Satarh Quarshie to Ayawaso Central Constituency cannot be disputed so far as political activities or campaigns are concerned. He will continue to support the party in whatever way possible for its sustained growth of the constituency. African Eye Report'

Huawei Confirms In-House OS Not Designed to Replace Android

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When the drama between Huawei and the US government hit a high, there seemed to be a safety net for the China-based company due to the reported development of an in-house operating system. What we’re learning now, though, is that its Hongmeng OS is
'When the drama between Huawei and the US government hit a high, there seemed to be a safety net for the China-based company due to the reported development of an in-house operating system . What we’re learning now, though, is that its Hongmeng OS is not designed to replace Android at all. Instead, the OS was initially developed for IoT devices, not made to run all of the world’s applications and perform other tasks. This new information contradicts what Huawei’s CEO of consumer business, Richard Yu, said earlier this year . He said the OS had been in development for years and that it would be, “compatible with all Android applications and web applications.” Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei recently told a French publication that, “HongMeng is not designed for phones as everyone thinks. We didn’t develop the OS to replace Google and if Google does withdraw its OS from Huawei, we will need to start building an ecosystem because we don’t have a clear plan yet.” So not only is its in-house OS not designed to replace Android, but it appears that Huawei doesn’t even have a plan should the worst case scenario decide to rear its ugly head. That’s a tough spot to be in. // Forbes | Le Point'