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Who wants to silence the Tamil newspaper Uthayan?

first_imgThe threats are clearly designed to silence a newspaper that has often criticised Tamil political parties that support the government in Colombo. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific June 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who wants to silence the Tamil newspaper Uthayan? A hitherto unknown group calling itself the Tamil United Force to Safeguard the Country has threatened to kill all the employees of the Tamil-language newspaper Uthayan, the leading newspaper in the Jaffna peninsula, if they have not resigned by the end of today. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists “Such is the climate of violence and intolerance in which the authorities plan to hold local elections in Jaffna in August,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ability of Uthayan, a critic of the pro-governmental Tamil parties, to publish safely is a crucial test of the credibility of this already controversial election. Without press freedom, there are no free elections.” Help by sharing this information News January 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts “You have ignored many of our previous warnings,” said a message in Tamil signed by the group that was sent to the newspaper last weekend. “As a result we demand that Uthayan’s journalists, employees, agents and guards formally resign by 30 June. Those not complying will be subjected to the death penalty.” News With the deadline expiring in just a few hours, Reporters Without Borders sends a message of solidarity to all of the Uthayan press group’s employees. The managing director E. Saravanapavan, who has gone to Jaffna to better protect his employees, told Reporters Without Borders that the army, police and main Tamil parties have condemned the threats and taken measures to protect the newspaper. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial A Jaffna-based journalist told Reporters Without Borders that “the threats terrify all journalists in the peninsula.” Many Jaffna journalists suspect the EPDP of being behind the threats. A militia led by Douglas Devananda, a government minister, the EPDP has been implicated in many press freedom violations. News Unidentified thugs burned hundreds of copies of Uthayan five days ago in Jaffna and threatened to kill a distributor. A guard was injured when a grenade exploded outside the newspaper’s building on 24 March. Two additional policemen have been assigned to protecting the newspaper while soldiers have been stationed nearby. Saravanapavan has two bodyguards. Two employees were killed when gunmen attacked the newspaper’s building in May 2006, an incident that was never properly investigated. The message sent by the Tamil United Force to Safeguard the Country accused Uthayan of “causing confusion among the Tamils by publishing reports aimed at making them side with the ‘terrorists’ and inciting racial hatred in order to destroy the Tamils and the basis for a permanent freedom that has now been achieved.” July 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka to go further Reporters Without Borders calls on the Tamil parties participating in the elections to pledge to respect press freedom. “It is encouraging to see that the TNA, TULF and EPDP have condemned the threats against Uthayan,” Reporters Without Borders added. “But more than words are needed if Jaffna’s journalists are finally going to have acceptable conditions in which to work.” Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge “More than half of our staff have not come to work because of these threats,” Saravanapavan said. “Yesterday only two of our oldest journalists wrote articles. The newspaper was distributed this morning but with great difficulty (…) The armed forces commander in Jaffna and the police chief have told me that the safety of the Uthayan office will be guaranteed.” Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders hopes that the police will identify the source of telephone threats made against the editor of Sudar Oli, a newspaper that is part of the Uthayan group. The threatening calls were made from 0772487667 and 0778114377, numbers that are registered in the north of the Jaffna peninsula, in an EPDP-controlled area. RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Newcastlewest man wins short story competition

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsNewcastlewest man wins short story competitionBy Liam Togher – June 19, 2013 844 TAGSfeaturedFrancis McManusfull-imageliteratureMike Mac Domhnaillshort story Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Twitter Previous articleThat’s Limerick showcases city and county’s highlightsNext articleThomond swim set for July 20th Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. WhatsApp Print No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended A NEWCASTLEWEST man has won first prize in RTE Radio 1’s Francis MacManus Short Story Competition.Mike Mac Domhnaill claimed the honour for his story ‘Uncle Ned’, which will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 next Tuesday June 24.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He will also receive €3,000 after his short story beat off competition from more than 600 other hopefuls to take the top prize.Mike has had his poetry published in a number of publications, including Nua Aois, An Cloigeann is a Luach and Dal gCais, as well as some local media.He had previously been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus competition in 2006, as well as for the Francis Ledwidge Competition last year.Mike, who writes in both English and Irish, has had a selection of his works published in recent years. First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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Reconstructing The ‘Right To Shelter’

first_imgColumnsReconstructing The ‘Right To Shelter’ Areeb Uddin14 Dec 2020 6:46 AMShare This – xIn India, where majority of the population belongs from the rural areas, and the wealth is endowed with only 2 to 3% of the financial holders. It is expected that the most valuable thing one owns, is the shelter over their head, which acts as a dignified shield. The debate around ‘Right to shelter’ has always been tabled in context with the poor or the vulnerable class, because they…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn India, where majority of the population belongs from the rural areas, and the wealth is endowed with only 2 to 3% of the financial holders. It is expected that the most valuable thing one owns, is the shelter over their head, which acts as a dignified shield. The debate around ‘Right to shelter’ has always been tabled in context with the poor or the vulnerable class, because they are mostly exploited and neglected by the stake holders. Recently, the Karnataka High Court directed the State to reconstruct the huts, which were burnt due to misinformation/rumors. This direction is not only a positive ray for those dwellers, but also another brick into the ‘Shelter-jurisprudence’. The Indian Constitution guarantees every individual a dignified life without any external exploitation. Article 21 which has been the grundnorm of personal liberty under Part-III, also the Right to Shelter is implied a fundamental right under the garb of Article 21 itself. Recently, an incident took place around January, which continued up to March- April in the State of Karnataka where some poor migrant labours (who were mainly migrated from districts of North Karnataka, Hubli and other States) were evicted from their native houses/shelters and the concerned huts were demolished. On 19th January, this happened in daylight that too in presence of the BBMP and Marathahali Police (as contended by the Petitioners in the Writ Petition). These migrants were targeted and rumors were circulated that they are living illegally with a Bangladeshi identity, in pursuance of this misinformation the authorities took such coercive steps.Right to Shelter has been one of the most important facet of Article 21 and there having been some landmark decisions by the Supreme Court which have upheld it as a fundamental right. When the Karnataka High Court got to know about the incident, it took Suo Moto cognizance and directed the authorities to provide the concerned information. Lately, when the matter was posted before the bench, it was observed by the court that: “Prima facie it appears to us that this is a very high handed action on the part of the interested persons of destroying the huts, thereby, violating the fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India of the hut-dwellers.” Ignorance is not a ‘bliss’ There were more than 300 slums which were burnt down, along with them, the hope, ray of light and livelihood of many shredded away. A student, Thimmappa B, told the Times of India that he lost of all his belongings, including the uniform, study material and all the concerned accessories. The bench noted that the State is obliged to compensate these hut-dwellers accordingly and opined that “The State must make inquiry to ascertain the whereabouts of the occupants of the huts which were destroyed in the fire. The State will have to ensure that compensation is paid to them on account of destruction of their goods, they will also have to be rehabilitated. The statement of objections should state steps taken in this behalf. “Apart from compensation to the affected families for loss of household articles, there was no genuine effort by the state to rehabilitate the families. The huts were destroyed by third parties, thus the state ignored high handed conduct on part of miscreants who were interested in destructing the huts.” On December 4, the High Court directed the State to reconstruct the huts at its own cost, and such compensation should be paid without any restraints. The time limit which has been given is two months, within which the construction should take place. Coming down heavily on the State, the court had rightly observed that “The State government remained passive for a long time and made no effort in order to take action against miscreants who destroyed the structures/huts. Houses were erected on lands vested with the state government, therefore in our view prima facie, the state failed to uphold Fundamental Rights, governed under Article 21 of Constitution.” On the other side, the State pleaded that it had no knowledge about the said destruction, to which the court retaliated and observed that – “It is not as if houses were destroyed in one day. On March 28, some huts were burnt and on March 30, few more huts were burnt. This is not a case of solitary incidents. All this was done while the state was aware of this incident. Till this court intervened there was no attempt made for compensating the persons affected.” The whole incident was based of ‘presumption’, the concerned authorities presumed that these poor migrants are illegal Bangladeshi residents. For instance, even if they were, is this the procedure to evict anyone who’s residing somewhere in an unorganized sector? The same incident took place in Delhi, where 100-150 Jhuggies were demolished without any notice being served, also in such cases, is it not the duty of the authorities to keep a check that whether these poor migrants are able to understand the conditions of the said notice or not? Apart from eviction, there are statutes which call for rehabilitation of such dwellers, if their land is taken, but no such policies are implemented in reality. For instance, Under the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015 there are certain conditions which have been prescribed for those who are residing in these Jhuggies. The relocation policy states that if – JJ clusters which have come up before 01 January 2006 shall not be removed without rehabilitation. The ‘Shelter-jurisprudence’ at par In the times when the world is tackling against the global virus, such decisions are always welcoming and acts as the ray of hope for these sinking dwellers. The observations made by the Supreme Court in Chameli Singh v. State of U.P,[1] is pertinent to note, which was also referred by the Karnataka High Court during the course of hearing. The Supreme Court had rightly observed that “Shelter for a human being, therefore, is not a mere protection of his life and limb. It is home where he has opportunities to grow physically, mentally, intellectually and spiritually. Right to shelter, therefore, includes adequate living space, safe and decent structure, clean and decent surroundings, sufficient light, pure air and water, electricity, sanitation and other civic amenities like roads etc. so as to have easy access to his daily avocation. The right to shelter, therefore, does not mean a mere right to a roof over one’s head but right to all the infrastructure necessary to enable them to live and develop as a human being. Right to shelter when used as an essential requisite to the right to live should be deemed to have been guaranteed as a fundamental right.”Everyone has the right to fair hearing, and the other party should always be heard without any restraints. The Supreme Court in, Shakthivelnagara Gudisalu Nivasigala Kshemabhivrudhi Sangha, Bangalore v. State of Karnataka, had rightly observed that even those who are living in an unorganized sector are entitled to ‘notice’ or ‘fair-hearing’. It was noted by the bench that: “I therefore see no reason to confine the right of hearing or notice only to those who own either the land or the buildings in the slum area. If what is important for any such right to accrue is a possible prejudice on account of the issue of a notification, there is no denial that such a prejudice is bound to be suffered even by a person who does not own the land nor even a building in the strict sense of the term but is simply surviving more often than not in sub human conditions, in some hut or such other structure which he may have put up for a shelter. After all how can we forget that a slum takes birth almost invariably by the poorest finding some open space for a small tent, a mud hut, or a wooden or other structure to take shelter in. Merely because such a structure may not be capable of being described as a ‘building’ can hardly warrant denial of a right which must belong to all no matter there station in life.” In one of the landmark cases, the Supreme Court dealt with the poor dwellers in Mumbai who were residing on the pavements. In Oliga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation, the court observed that — “An equally important facet of that right is the right to livelihood because, no person can live without the means of living, that is, the means of livelihood. If the right to livelihood is not treated as a part of the constitutional right to life, the easiest way of depriving a person of his right to life would be to deprive him of his means of livelihood to the point of abrogation. Such deprivation would not only denude the life of its effective content and meaningfulness but it would make life impossible to live. And yet, such deprivation would not have to be in accordance with the procedure established by law, if the right to livelihood is not regarded as a part of the right to life. That, which alone makes it possible to live, leave aside what makes life livable, must be deemed to be an integral component of the right to life. Deprive a person of his right to livelihood and you shall have deprived him of his life. Indeed, that explains the massive migration of the rural population to big cities. They migrate because they have no means of livelihood in the villages. The motive force which people their desertion of their hearths and homes in the village s that struggle for survival, that is, the struggle for life. So unimpeachable is the evidence of the nexus between life and the means of livelihood. They have to eat to live: Only a handful can afford the luxury of living to eat.” [4] Hence, the directions laid down by the Karnataka High Court to the State government accelerates the ‘Shelter-jurisprudence’ and it has also been directed to pay a compensation of Rs. 14,000 per family, those who have been suffering or are at a loss because of the said eviction. It is important to note that previously, the State finalized the compensation at Rs. 6,000 which was not accepted by the High Court and the bench retaliated accordingly: “Prima facie it appears to us that for an act of violation of fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the destruction of the houses of poor people, the compensation is unreasonably low. The State must reconsider the decision to pay only Rs. 6,100 and we make it clear that the reconsideration shall be done within two weeks accordingly. To conclude, it is noteworthy to note that shelter is something which is really an essential element of one’s life, one may live without a job, but without a shelter, the dignity hits back. As the court had rightly observed in Shantistar Builders v. Narayan Khimalal Totame, that “the right to life would take within its sweep the right to food, the right to clothing, the right to decent environment and a reasonable accommodation to live in. The difference between the need of an animal and a human being for shelter has to be kept in view. For the animal it is the bare protection of the body, for a human being it has to be a suitable accommodation, which would allow him to grow in every aspect – physical, mental and intellectual.”[5] Views are personal.(Author is a law graduate from Aligarh Muslim University. He can be reached at uddin,[email protected])Image Courtesy: Media India Group [1] [2] (1996) 2 SCC 549 [3] 1996 SCC OnLine Kar 511 [4] 1985 SCR Supl. (2) 51 [5] (1990) 1 SCC 520 Next Storylast_img read more

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Boys Track Results @ Warren Central-Indian Matt Riehle-Bulldog Adam Moster-Trojans Relay Team Of Alex Hornbach, Clayton Deitsch, Erik Perkins, & Chase Ludwig Champs

first_imgBoys Track Regionals @ Warren Central on Thursday  (5-23).The host Warren Central Warriors capture The Boys Track Regionals. Locally, East Central places 4th; Batesville 8th; Milan 17th; Franklin County 20th; South Dearborn 22nd; and Oldenburg 31st.Milan’s Matt Riehle captures 400 Dash Title! Batesville’s Adam Moster 800 Run Champion! East Central’s 4 x 4 100 Relay Team of Alex Hornbach, Clayton Deitsch, Erik Perkins, and Chase Ludwig take The Regional Crown!201819WarrenCentralRegionalCongratulations to the Batesville Bulldogs who traveled to compete in the 40 team Regionals at Warren Central last night.  The Bulldogs had a strong showing and placed 8th place with Adam Moster being crowned the Regional Champion in the 800 meter run! (1:57.29) advancing him to the State competition next Friday at Indiana University in Bloomington.  Congratulations Adam!  Also scoring for the Bulldogs was Adam Bedel, who threw a personal best by over 20 feet in the discus placing him in 5th place (he was seeded 16th). Joshua Myers in the 1600m run also placed 5th from a strong field (seeded 11th). And the 4 x 800m relay team ran a personal best time of the year also finishing 5th of JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Benjamin Moster and Adam Moster. (seeded 10th) . Way to go Bulldogs and Good Luck Adam next week at State!The best of luck to our area athletes at The State Finals on Friday, May 31st at IU in Bloomington.last_img read more

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Amgen CEO named USC trustee

first_imgRobert A. Bradway, chairman and CEO of Amgen Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company, has been named to the USC Board of Trustees. The company, headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., works to develop advanced therapeutics for patients suffering from a broad range of illnesses.New faces · Robert A. Bradway, chairman and CEO of Amgen Inc., has worked for Morgan Stanley and was a managing director at a London firm. – Photo courtesy of Jamey Stillings“Bob Bradway stands among our nation’s leading executives in the field of biotechnology,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias in a press release. “Under his visionary guidance, Amgen has significantly expanded its reach while continuing to provide tremendously innovative therapies that restore health and save lives. Mr. Bradway brings to our board his exceptional experience and expertise, as well as his commitment to applying research to better our society.”Bradway, who holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Amherst College and a master’s in business administration from Harvard University, worked as a healthcare investment banker for Morgan Stanley and was the managing director for the firm in London before joining Amgen in 2006 and rising to the position of chairman in 2013. He currently serves on the advisory board for the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.“I think it’s great that we have a trustee who’s involved in the pharmaceutical industry,” said Ana Scuric, a freshman majoring in biochemistry. “When most people think of the pre-health field, they think of medicine, so it’s good to have other fields represented.”The board of trustees is comprised of approximately 55 voting members, with one-fifth of the members elected each year for five-year terms.last_img read more

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Benitez hopes Shelvey is ready for Arsenal

first_img“We have had Jonjo training, and Ritchie’s still with the physio, but they’re pushing,” Benitez told the press.“These two players are the kind of players that you have to stop them, because they want to play and they’re working really, really hard to be there.“So, we will see. Still, we have some time, but at least Jonjo was training. If we don’t have any problems, he can be there. It’s too soon to say ‘yes’, but I am quite optimistic.”Newcastle are down in 18th position after the first four games of the season, and are still in search of their first win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newcastle are down in 18th position after the first four games of the season, and are still in search of their first win.LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez says he is optimistic about having Jonjo Shelvey fit for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.The Magpies boss is awaiting late fitness tests for both Shelvey and Matt Ritchie. Shelvey has returned to training after recovering from a thigh injury, while Ritchie is still on his way back from a knee injury.last_img read more

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Giants fan Kamala Harris wears Dodgers cap in Dem debate prep

first_imgWe live in divided times.Americans from New York City to California demonize those they see on the opposite side of an argument, shouting each other down on social media and in the real world.The rift between Giants and Dodgers fans may be too tough for even the most aisle-reaching of politicians, but it appears Kamala Harris is trying her hand.The Bay-raised Democratic presidential candidate — a self-proclaimed Giants fan — donned a Dodgers cap during debate preparation Wednesday afternoon, …last_img

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Giant Fossil Penguins Lived in Warm Waters

first_img“Giant prehistoric penguins?  In Peru?” puzzled a reporter on Science Daily.  “It sounds more like something out of Hollywood than science,” but a fossil penguin you could look eye to eye with has been found that far north.  “We tend to think of penguins as being cold-adapted species,” said one of the discoverers,” but not all species live in cold waters.  These fossils “seem to contradict some of what we think we know about the relationship between penguins and climate,” she said.    This one was surprising not only for its locale and size (1.5m standing height).  It comes from a stratum considered “tens of millions of years earlier than expected and during a period when the earth was much warmer than it is now.”  See also National Geographic and EurekAlert.Summing up: (1) the fossils are tens of millions of years out of order.  (2) One of the two species was larger than any penguin alive today – as tall as a human.  (3) It had a larger beak: “Both new species had long narrow pointed beaks — now believed to be an ancestral beak shape for all penguins.”  (3) It was found at an equatorial latitude, indicating a richer biodiversity in the past.  (4) Everyone was surprised by these findings.  Conclusion: another victory for evolutionism.    Encore:  (5)… “during a period when the earth was much warmer than it is now” (36 million years ago).  Conclusion: we must take drastic measures because humans are responsible for global warming.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Titan Tire and Goodyear Farm Tires again raising money for FFA at FSR

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Again this year, Titan Tire and Goodyear Farm Tires will be having a tire auction at Farm Science Review to benefit the Ohio FFA.The auction will be held in the Titan Booth (95 Conservation Ave.) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Attached is the list of tires that will be auctioned off, 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Ohio FFA Foundation.  Part #TypeTire SizeDescriptionQtyRetail / List PriceTotal Price1411321ATVAT 25×10-12 3*AT489 X/T TL TITAN2$181.42$362.84245×321ATVAT25X10-12 6AT589 M/T TL TITAN2$195.62$391.24345X306ATVAT25X8-12 6AT589 M/T TL TITAN2$170.82$341.644SBG3D9I-19.5L-15SL/16Titan Dura Life (Stubble Guard)4$452.00$1,808.005SBG366I-11000-15SL/16Titan Dura Life (Stubble Guard)4$503.84$2,015.366SBG315I-111L-15SL/18Titan Dura Life (Stubble Guard)4$509.85$2,039.407SBG327I-112.5L-15SL/20Titan Dura Life (Stubble Guard)4$677.09$2,708.368DRT398F-2M1000-16SL/8DYNA RIB TL GDYR2$344.36$688.729DRT395F-2M11.00-16SL/8DYNA RIB TL GDYR2$455.64$911.281049U3D1SS10-16.5/8ULTIMATE TL SKID STEER TITAN4$406.73$1,626.921149E3D1SS10-16.5/8HD2000 II TL SKID STEER TITAN4$334.93$1,339.721249E3J7SS12-16.5/10HD2000 II TL SKID STEER TITAN4$138.45$553.801349U3J7SS12-16.5/10ULTIMATE TL SKID STEER TITAN4$595.44$2,381.761449U384SS14-17.5/14ULTIMATE TL SKID STEER4$959.92$3,839.681547Q618R-112.4-38/6DURA TORQUE TT4$1,057.98$4,231.921647Q628R-113.6-38/6DURA TORQUE TT4$1,068.78$4,275.121747D874R-115.5-38/8HI TRACTION LUG TT TITAN4$1,100.20$4,400.801847D854R-118.4-34/8HI TRACTION LUG TT TITAN4$1,366.91$5,467.641947D877R-118.4-38/8HI TRACTION LUG TT TITAN4$1,422.49$5,689.96204UT477R-1480/80R38-149A8ULTRA TORQ TL GDYR4$2,093.71$8,374.84214DT442R-480/80R42 – 151A8DYNA TORQUE RADIAL TL GDYR4$2,656.04$10,624.16224DT547R-1480/80R46 – 158A8DYNA TORQUE RADIAL TL GDYR4$3,236.16$12,944.64234TR452R-1W520/85R42 – 157A8SUPER TRACTION TL GDYR4$3,789.21$15,156.84TOTAL VALUE82 $92,174.64last_img read more

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What Is Google Getting at With Chrome OS for Tablets?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Evidence has surfaced in some Google source code that the company isn’t simply looking at using Chrome OS – the Web-based operating system revealed last December –  just for notebook computers. Instead, it looks like Google is considering the OS for use on tablets. As some point out, that seems like a confusing move with Google banking so much on Honeycomb.Perhaps, however, Chrome OS isn’t meant for high-end tablets at all. Maybe Chrome OS for tablets is Google’s play at creating a low-end tablet market or something else altogether.According to CNET, Google admitted it was working on a tablet version of Chrome OS, but only said that, “We are engaging in early open-source work for the tablet form factor.”Google also said that it might not stop with tablets.“Chrome OS was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of form factors. We expect to see different partners build different kinds of devices based on Chrome OS, but for this initial release we are targeting the notebook form factor,” the company explained in a statement.In February, a rumor hit the wires that Acer would be releasing a Chrome OS-powered “surf station,” which was little more than a monitor with built-in connectivity and a touch screen. Perhaps the tablet version of Chrome OS could power devices like this or, even better, super-cheap tablets that can’t run Honeycomb? After all, when it came to netbooks, they were effectively competing with laptops by offering a much lower price point and coming in with a much smaller form factor. The Motorola Xoom, for example, runs Honeycomb. It is powerful and pays for it in weight, size and price. A cheap tablet alternative could be offered, however, by sacrificing power and performance. Chrome OS could be the OS of choice for the super-cheap tablet. Or maybe it isn’t that at all. Maybe Google simply wants to make the ubiquity play. Despite its claims that developer tools would solve fragmentation issues between Android and Honeycomb, perhaps Chrome OS would help pull tablets toward Web apps.  What do you think – why is Google looking at Chrome OS for the tablet, when it seems to have invested so much time and effort into its tablet-specific OS, Honeycomb? Is Google simply looking at a future merger between the two operating systems, bringing native tablet and Web apps to future devices? Tags:#Google#mobile#news#NYT#web Related Posts mike melansoncenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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