Guyana, Caribbean will continue to press Europe for apology, compensation – Granger

first_imgReparations for slaveryPresident David Granger on Sunday reassured local African leaders that Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean will continue to fight tooth and nail to get Europe to apologise to People of African descent for enslaving their foreparents, as he emphasised that the battle for compensation from Europe will continue unabated.President David GrangerIn 2013, Caribbean Community Heads of Government established the Caricom Reparations Commission (CRC) with a mandate to prepare the case for reparatory justice for the Region’s indigenous and African descendant communities who are victims of Crimes Against Humanity (CAH) in the forms of genocide, slavery, slave trading and racial apartheid.In March 2014, the leaders endorsed a Ten-point Action Plan for Reparatory Justice which is being used as the basis for discussions on reparations.Addressing the opening of Cuffy250’s 4th Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum at the Critchlow Labour College Sunday morning, President Granger said while Britain has apologised to the Mao Maos for torture, and Germany to the Jews for the Holocaust, Guyana and other Caribbean countries would continue to press for Europe to apologise and compensate people of African descent for slavery.“This is a hard thing and the Caribbean governments are insisting on an apology because a crime has been committed and they must say we are sorry,” he said.The Guyanese leader, a trained historian also reminded that the United Nations-designated International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) creates the ideal opportunity more than ever for Guyana and its Caribbean counterparts to take the fight for repatriation head on. However, he warned that “the clock is ticking” with already 20 months lost since the UN declaration. The President therefore urged that the remaining 100 months be utilised wisely.The Decade is expected to be used by former colonies to press Europe for an apology and compensation from for the inhumane and criminal act of slavery, provision of education, provision of jobs and the promotion of equality, and an end to discrimination.“We have to make the decade work for the people of African descent,” the President declared, adding that, “We have an obligation just as our illiterate foreparents 178 years ago saw the benefits of education, we their educated descendants, then to ensure that every single child goes to school and stays in school.”He also urged the African leaders to mobilise themselves to achieve specific, measurable targets.“I ask that some forum be created so that nobody will be left out, everyone could feel involved, everyone could be consulted if we are to achieve the objectives of this International Decade (of People of African Descent),” he said.Then UK Prime Minister David Cameron who visited Jamaica earlier this year had declared that he does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach.However his successor Theresa May has not yet made her position known on this particular issue.Turning his attention to home, Granger said ethnic discrimination and lack of equal access to public services contribute to inequality, adding that people of African descent have in the past alleged such acts of discrimination in the public and private sectors.“There is evidence that there was discrimination. We must now correct that situation because discrimination against anyone promotes insecurity and social exclusion and that can lead to disorder,” the president said.last_img read more

Windows 10s new install on my devices Store feature

first_imgWindows 10’s new “install on my devices” Store feature by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: June 12, 2018 – No commentsYou can use the built-in Microsoft Store application of the Windows 10 operating system to install apps and games on your Windows 10 devices. Up until now, that was only possible for the active device if you used the Store directly.All you had to do was open the Store application directly to install any app or game on the Windows 10 device. If you wanted an application to become available on all of your Windows 10 PCs, you had to run the install command from Microsoft Store on each device individually.Microsoft launched a new feature recently that it calls “install on my devices” which unlocks remote installations of applications on the Store.The feature is not linked to the Microsoft Store application but available when you visit a Store page in Microsoft Edge. I could not get this to work in non-Edge browsers on a system where the feature was unlocked on already.One requirement appears to be that you need to be signed in to a Microsoft Account and not a local account to make this work.When you open the Store page of any application or game on Microsoft’s Store website, you will get the usual install/open option but also a […] button next to it which you may activate to display the new “install on my devices” option.Selecting that option loads the list of Windows 10 devices that are connected to the Microsoft Account that you are signed in with.Each Windows 10 device is listed with its name, and you can select one, some, or all of the listed devices to install the application on.The install now button becomes active once you selected at least one device for installation. Microsoft will push the application to the selected devices; this does not happen in real-time as it takes anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes to get the selected application to install on the target machines.The target machine needs to be up and running for the remote install. The application will be installed the next time the machine comes online if it is powered off.Closing WordsThe new option to install apps on remote devices connected to a particular Microsoft account makes it easier to push apps or games to all Windows 10 devices connected to that account. It is a welcome feature to users who use the Microsoft Store and use multiple Windows 10 devices.Related articlesTurn off video autoplay in Microsoft StoreFind out if Microsoft stores encryption recovery keys in the cloudMicrosoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to StoreSummaryArticle NameWindows 10’s new “install on my devices” Store featureDescriptionYou can use the built-in Microsoft Store application of the Windows 10 operating system to install apps and games on your Windows 10 devices.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more