Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

First Endothermic Cryptocurrency Miners Released by OnMiners

LUXEMBOURG / ACCESSWIRE / March 12, 2019 / OnMiners S.A (www.onminers.com) has recently earned the distinction becoming the first company ever to introduce an extraordinary range of endothermic cryptocurrency mining rigs. A team of investors working towards making crypto mining simple and profitable, OnMiners has introduced three highly efficient mining rigs utilizing the latest endothermic chip technology. Each of these products offers biggest hash-rates available in the market while minimizing power consumption and heat/noise generation.

The three OnMiners mining rigs named On2U, On4U, and OnTower can mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash, and Zcash. Users can start mining their preferred coins immediately because all the units come pre-configured and just need to be plugged in. The most noteworthy feature of these mining rigs is their endothermic nature. Unlike any other similar product in the market, these miners absorb heat energy from the surroundings instead of releasing it. This ensures incomparably low energy consumption for the units.

Mentioned below are the hash-rates offered by the products for mining different coins.

On2U: 140 TH/s for Bitcoin, 38 GH/s for Litecoin, 5 GH/s for Ethereum, 230 KH/s for Monero, 1.3 TH/s for Dash, and 1.1 MH/s
On4U: 270 TH/s for Bitcoin, 75 GH/s for Litecoin, 9 GH/s for Ethereum, 450 KH/s for Monero, 2.5 TH/s for Dash, and 2.1 MH/s
OnTower: 1620 TH/s for Bitcoin, 450 GH/s for Litecoin, 54 GH/s for Ethereum, 2700 KH/s for Monero, 15 TH/s for Dash, and 12.6 MH/s

All the mining rigs from OnMiners are delivered all over the world except for the countries in the war zone. These products are compatible with universal sockets 110v-240v and come with a one year warranty from the manufacturer. In order to minimize noise, OnMiners has utilized the company’s proprietary air cooling noiseless system.

”With hash-power rates like never before, we are extremely confident that our mining rigs will have a game-changing impact on the market,” said Hisao Saito, the CEO of OnMiners.

To find out more about OnMiners and their products, please visit https://www.onminers.com/

About

OnMiners is a company founded by a group of investors that have invested in the new generation of Endothermic Multi Algorithm CHIP. Their goal is to deliver cryptocurrency miners that are powerful, but have lower power consumption. Utilizing the endothermic chip technology, OnMiners offers a comprehensive range of mining rigs that are easier to set up, release less heat compared to others, and save energy bills for the users.

Contact:

Lucie Weber
lucie@onminers.com
+352 27 86 12 84

SOURCE: OnMiners S.A

UN Panel: Democratic Space in Burundi is Shrinking

GENEVA A U.N. commission of inquiry on Burundi says the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza is becoming more repressive. The three-member commission says this does not bode well for elections in 2020.

In a report presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, the commission expressed regret at Burundi’s recent closure of the U.N. human rights office after a 23-year presence in that country. The commission of inquiry remains the only international mechanism for monitoring Burundi’s human rights situation.

The report notes that Burundi has told all foreign non-governmental organizations to re-register and submit a list of their employees, mentioning their ethnicity. This, to see if they are complying with a new quota system of 60 percent Hutu, 40 percent Tutsi and a minimum of 30 percent women.

Commission member Francoise Hampson says some NGOs have declared they would leave the country rather than comply with conditions that are contrary to their values. She speaks through an interpreter.

This continual shrinking of the democratic space, which also effects national NGOs, human rights defenders, and independent media in Burundi is all the more of concern as it is coming in the light of the elections of 2020, she said.

The commissioners say the political crisis that erupted in 2015 when Nkurunziz ran for a controversial third term has not been resolved. They fear this will have serious ramifications in 2020. They say they have reports that members of the opposition are being threatened, intimidated, arrested or eliminated.

Burundi’s ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, Renovat Tabu, poured scorn on the members of the commission, calling them mercenary tools of the radical opposition in his country. He dismissed their report as being full of lies, liable, a mess of insults and politicized statements.

At the end of his diatribe, the president of the Human Rights Council reprimanded the ambassador, telling him to refrain from personal attacks and to speak in mutual respect.

Source: Voice of America

Joint Communique on the Third Session of the Bi-National Commission between Zimbabwe and South Africa

At the invitation of His Excellency, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency, Cde Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, paid an Official Visit to Zimbabwe from 11 – 12 March 2019, for the Third Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the two countries. President Ramaphosa was accompanied by five (5) Cabinet Ministers.

The Third Session was preceded by the meetings of the Ministers on 11 March 2019 and Senior Officials from 7 – 8 March 2019.

During the meeting, the two Heads of State held discussions with a view to further strengthening and deepening bonds of friendship and cooperation between Zimbabwe and South Africa. They also exchanged views on regional, continental and international issues of mutual interest.

The two Presidents underlined the close and friendly bilateral ties deeply rooted in shared history, sustained and nourished through growing economic partnership, multifaceted cooperation as well as vibrant people-to-people contacts.

The discussions were held in a cordial atmosphere.

The two Heads of State welcomed the positive outcomes of the Third BNC held in Harare in 2019. They directed the Ministers and Officials to implement the decisions taken by the Heads of State to further cement the strategic bilateral partnership.

The two sides emphasized the importance of expanding trade and investment to drive the strategic engagement forward. In this regard, the Heads of State directed their Finance and Trade Ministers to work together to achieve these goals.

Zimbabwe highlighted the key initiatives taken by Government to improve the ease of doing business in the country and further informed on the country’s efforts to simplify and rationalize investment rules with the view to attract foreign direct investment.

The relevant Ministries agreed to consider options for expanding the standing Facility arrangement between the respective Central Banks. Other Financing Options beyond this are also being explored (for example a facility from South African private banks to the Zimbabwe private sector and guaranteed by the South African Government, with an appropriate counter-guarantee from the Zimbabwe Government).

They also agreed to work together on re-engagement with the International Co-operating Partners in support of Zimbabwe’s economic reform and Debt Arrears Clearance Agenda.

Zimbabwe expressed appreciation for the unwavering commitment of the Government and people of South Africa in calling for the removal of illegal and unwarranted sanctions which are stifling the country’s economic recovery programme.

The two Leaders unequivocally called for the removal of sanctions on Zimbabwe whose adverse effects have been far-reaching across the political and socio-economic spectrums.

The two Presidents emphasized the importance of enhancing strategic bilateral engagement, particularly in defence and security cooperation, to accomplish the common interests of the two countries and their peoples.

At the multilateral level, the Commission welcomed the convergence of views on regional, continental and international issues and agreed to further harmonize their positions especially in view of South Africa’s non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council and its upcoming assumption of the Chair of the African Union in 2020.

Zimbabwe expressed goodwill and confidence in the successful holding of elections in South Africa which will take place on 8 May 2019.

The two leaders expressed their deepest condolences to the Government and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and all other nations on the sad loss of lives in the recent air disaster involving flight ET103.

At the conclusion of the BNC, His Excellency, Cde Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa expressed gratitude to His Excellency, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and the people of the Republic of Zimbabwe for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to him and his delegation.

His Excellency, President Ramaphosa extended an invitation to his counterpart, His Excellency, President Mnangagwa, to attend the Fourth Session of the BNC, to be hosted by South Africa in 2020, on a date to be agreed and communicated through diplomatic channels.

Source: Government of South Africa

Veteran Diplomat Set to Guide Algeria’s Transition After Protests

CAIRO Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria’s political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country’s political elite during his long career.

But his appointment may not go down well with protesters demanding rapid change. At 85, he is three years older than President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and from the same generation that has presided over Algerian politics since the 1954-62 war of independence against France.

Bouteflika yielded to the protests on Monday by postponing elections and dropping plans to stand for a fifth term. Brahimi is now likely to chair a conference planning Algeria’s future, a government source said.

A former foreign minister, Brahimi has carried out troubleshooting missions for the United Nations across several regions and mediated on some of the Middle East’s thorniest conflicts.

Though not directly or publicly involved in national politics, he is a heavyweight of Algeria’s establishment, long viewed as a possible presidential candidate. He is close to Bouteflika.

“The voice of the people has been heard,” Brahimi said on state television after Bouteflika’s announcement that he would not seek a new term. “Young people who took to the streets acted responsibly and gave a good image of the country. We must turn this crisis into a constructive process.”

Bouteflika has said his own final act will be to usher in a new system that will be in “the hands of a new generation of Algerians.”

The “inclusive and independent” national conference that Brahimi is expected to head is tasked with drafting a new constitution and setting a date for elections by the end of 2019.

It is likely to include prominent war veterans as well as representatives of the protest movement which has brought tens of thousands of people on to the streets since last month, political sources said.

The plan may struggle to win support, however. Large crowds turned out again in cities across Algeria on Tuesday, protesting against the extension of Bouteflika’s term and calling for faster change.

‘Great friendship for’ Bouteflika

Educated in Algeria and France, Brahimi launched his career during the independence war, representing the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Southeast Asia while Bouteflika and other future leaders joined the FLN on the home front.

A career in the foreign service followed, including ambassadorial roles in the 1960s and 70s during Algeria’s post-independence diplomatic heyday, when a youthful Bouteflika was foreign minister.

Brahimi was foreign minister himself from 1991 to 1993, as Algeria slid into a civil conflict.

In an interview published in 2010, he said elections that were cancelled by the army, with the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) poised to win, should never have been held, given the Islamists’ strength.

But he said that once the first round was held in December 1991, the second round should have gone ahead too “because what followed could not have been worse.”

Fighting that pitted security forces against an Islamist insurgency eventually killed as many as 200,000 people, with Bouteflika overseeing amnesties that drew the conflict towards a close after he became president in 1999.

From the 1980s, Brahimi served in multinational bodies, helping mediate an end to Lebanon’s civil war for the Arab League in 1989-91, an experience he described as formative.

He spent six months heading the U.N. observer mission to South Africa before Nelson Mandela’s election as president in 1994, and served twice as U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan, before and after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. In 2004, he was special envoy to Iraq.

In what was expected to be his final high-level mission, in 2012 he was named U.N. special envoy for Syria as the war there worsened, leading negotiations between President Bashar al-Assad’s government and rebels in Switzerland.

Brahimi quit two years later, unable to break intra-Syrian and international deadlocks. He told the U.N. Security Council: “I go with a heavy heart because so little was achieved.”

In December 2018 Brahimi told Jeune Afrique magazine that he did not foresee a domestic crisis in Algeria.

“Recently I traveled a little in the interior of the country and I have the impression that Algeria is doing quite well,” he said, citing infrastructure development in his home region south of Algiers.

He said he did not believe Bouteflika was widely contested, and that he did not have an opinion on whether the president should stand again.

“I have great confidence in him and great friendship for him,” he said.

Source: Voice of America

Global Backlash Over Boeing Jet Growing After Deadly Ethiopia Crash

The European Union’s aviation safety agency has banned the model of a Boeing aircraft that was involved in two fatal crashes, including an accident on Sunday that killed nearly 160 passengers and crew members.

“Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving a Boeing 737 Max 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency is taking every necessary step to ensure the safety of passengers,” it said.

The decision came after France, Britain, Germany, Malaysia and Oman joined nearly 10 other countries in suspending the Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jet from operating in their respective airspace after its second fatal crash in five months.

Airlines in countries across the globe, including China, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Norway also have grounded all the Max 8 jets in their fleets.

One-hundred-and-fifty-seven passengers and crew were killed when one of the jets, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.

Statements from the countries’ civil aviation authorities say the suspensions are temporary while the investigation into the tragedy continues. The suspensions by Australia, Singapore and South Korea affect Fiji Airlines, SilkAir Airlines and Eastar Jet in those respective countries.

The Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 was the same model as the one that crashed into the Java Sea in October, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing 189 people.

At least two witnesses say they saw smoke coming from the back of the plane before it crashed.

Investigators have found the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, which they hope will give them clues as to why the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet went down en route to Nairobi.

Indonesian investigators said information from the flight data recorder showed the plane’s automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose downward despite the pilots’ desperate attempts to maintain control.

Boeing says, however, it has no reason to ground the popular aircraft and does not plan to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers. Aviation experts from the U.S., Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Kenya have joined other countries in the Ethiopian-led investigation.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Boeing should soon complete upgrades to the automated anti-stall system that is suspected of contributing to the deadly October crash in the Java Sea. On Monday, the FAA reiterated the Boeing 737 Max 8 was safe to fly. But officials said the agency’s position could change if it learns the plane poses a safety risk.

U.S. President Donald Trump opined on the crash Tuesday, posting on Twitter that airliners are “becoming too complex to fly.”

Boeing has some 350 737 MAX 8 planes in service around the world and more than 5,000 on order.

Meanwhile, tributes and condolences poured in Monday for the victims of Sunday’s crash, who hailed from at least 35 countries and included 22 United Nations staff members heading to a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi.

Flags at the conference were lowered to half-staff Monday. The Nairobi conference and a General Assembly meeting in New York both opened with moments of silence.

“A global tragedy has hit close to home, and the United Nations is united in grief. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims, to the government and people of Ethiopia, and all these affected by this disaster,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in New York.

The victims were also remembered at U.N. refugee headquarters in Geneva and at the State Department in Washington.

Menur Nur Mohamed lost his brother Ahmed on the doomed plane. Ahmed Nur Mohamed was the co-pilot.

“Me and my brother grew up together. He wasn’t only my brother, but also my friend,” Mohamed told Tsion Tadesse of VOA’s Horn of Africa Service.

Mohamed said he learned of his brother’s death when the head of Ethiopian Airlines mentioned his name.

Boeing shares plunged seven percent Monday on Wall Street.

Source: Voice of America