Honor 10 Lite 3GB RAM variant launched in India at Rs 11,999

first_imgHonor has announced a 3GB RAM variant of the Honor 10 Lite in India. The new variant comes with 32GB of internal storage and is priced at Rs 11,999. You may recall that the Honor 10 Lite (Review) made its debut in the country in January with 4GB of RAM as the base model that was priced at Rs 13,999. The company also launched a 6GB RAM variant for Rs 17,999. The new 3GB RAM model makes the Honor 10 Lite more affordable to buy now.The launch of the new Honor 10 Lite 3GB variant due to a strong response to the device by the Indian market, Honor said in a statement. The 3GB + 32GB version will be available on Flipkart in Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black colours. The Honor 10 Lite highlights an attractive design that is a combination of a waterdrop display on the front and a glasstic rear panel with a gradient finish. The handset also touts a 24MP selfie camera and runs on the latest Android Pie software with EMUI 9.0 on top.”Since its launch, the Honor 10 Lite has witnessed an exceptional response from the consumer. The new variant is a step ahead for our consumers to get best speed with unmatchable experience. Honor 10 lite demonstrates our strong dedication to selfie photography and exceptional design. The new variant of Honor 10 Lite builds on its legacy featuring the AI Selfie camera with a comprehensive lineup of storage and memory to power the new era of selfie-strong smartphones,” said Suhail Tariq, CMO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.advertisement The Honor 10 Lite sports a 6.21-inch LCD display with a FHD+ (2340×1080) resolution. It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 chipset coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. While the 3GB RAM version comes with 32GB of internal storage, the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants come with 64GB of inbuilt storage.The Honor 10 Lite gets dual AI cameras with a 13MP + 2MP configuration. The primary sensor gets a f/1.8 aperture while the secondary camera f/2.4 aperture. The cameras also support AI-based stabilisation and AI portrait mode. Up front, the Honor 10 Lite gets a 24MP AI front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and support for AI recognition of 8 scenes. The phone houses a 3,400mAh battery.ALSO READ | Honor 10 Lite review: Attractive design and display at an affordable pricelast_img read more

Relocation of Antigonish Office

first_imgThe Antigonish office of the Department of Environment and Labour will be temporarily closed until Monday, Dec. 3, to change location. The new Environment and Labour district office will be located at 155 Main St., Suite 205, Antigonish. Urgent calls should be directed to the Truro regional office at 902-893-5880. The environmental emergency number to report oil, pesticide, or chemical spills remains operational at 1-800-565-1633.last_img

Jeunes néoécossais recherchés pour porter le flambeau des Jeux

first_imgLes jeunes de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront une chance unique de contribuer à l’éveil de l’esprit des Jeux du Canada. La Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax et le Chronicle Herald offrent aux jeunes de 12 à 21 ans la chance de devenir porteurs officiels du flambeau des Jeux du Canada. Le concours en ligne a été lancé aujourd’hui 23 avril à l’adresse http://TheChronicleHerald.ca/2011torch. Le Chronicle Herald est le commanditaire officiel du programme du flambeau des Jeux de 2011. « Le Chronicle Herald est fier de commanditer le programme du flambeau des Jeux de 2011, qui parcourra la province entière, suscitant l’intérêt des communautés et des jeunes, » a dit Sarah Dennis, présidente et directrice générale du Chronicle Herald. D’ici l’automne, le flambeau sera présent à différents événements et festivals communautaires, par exemple le défilé de la fête de la floraison des pommiers et la course jeunesse de Doctors Nova Scotia organisée dans le cadre du marathon Bluenose. Dix porteurs du flambeau seront choisis pour participer à chaque événement. Le site Web TheChronicleHerald.ca/2011torch sera mis à jour à mesure que d’autres événements seront ajoutés. Les candidats devront soumettre une courte description écrite sur la façon dont ils adoptent un style de vie actif et sain, font du bénévolat dans la communauté ou font leur part pour assurer la bonne santé et la protection de la planète. Les porteurs du flambeau seront choisis par la Société hôtesse. Les communautés de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent communiquer avec la Société hôtesse à l’adresse info@canadagames2011.ca pour obtenir plus d’information sur l’organisation d’un événement lié au flambeau. Le concours en ligne est seulement un élément du programme du flambeau des Jeux de 2011. Le programme, ainsi que les flambeaux officiels, seront dévoilés le 3 mai lors d’une cérémonie d’allumage de la flamme à Ottawa. Comme le veut la tradition des Jeux du Canada, le programme du flambeau des Jeux de 2011 célèbre la culture unique de la Nouvelle-Écosse dans les communautés qui contribuent à la façonner et à la définir. Les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011 seront le plus important événement multisports organisé en Nouvelle-Écosse et les premiers Jeux d’hiver du Canada pour Halifax. Du 11 au 27 février 2011, plus de 2 700 athlètes participeront à des compétitions dans 20 disciplines sportives, attirant ici des milliers de visiteurs, de dignitaires, d’officiels et de représentants des médias. Organisés tous les deux ans et alternant entre l’été et l’hiver, les Jeux du Canada sont une manifestation sportive clé dans le développement des jeunes athlètes canadiens; ils sont le tremplin de la prochaine génération de champions nationaux, internationaux et olympiques.last_img read more

Canadian comedian reads WikiLeaks Assange the news

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Julian Assange may be without internet access but a Canadian comedian Bobby Mair stepped in to make sure the WikiLeaks founder didn’t miss too much.Mair, who is from Seaforth, Ont. but is now living in London, U.K., set up shop outside of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Wednesday, with a megaphone and a sign around his neck reading, “Julian Assange’s personal internet service.”He stood on the corner across from the embassy and read Assange pages of news headlines that were trending around the world and gave him advice on new passwords to try to regain access.Keeping Julian Assange up to date @wikileaks pic.twitter.com/Jj8UAcMLZq— Bobby Mair (@BobbyMair) October 19, 2016 Twittercenter_img Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

UKs May to meet EU chief Juncker as Brexit deadline looms

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to finalize a Brexit agreement between the U.K. and the European Union.The two sides agreed last week on a document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure, but are still working to nail down agreement on future relations.EU leaders are due to meet Sunday to rubber-stamp the deal, but sticking points remain. Spain has said it will vote against if Gibraltar’s future isn’t considered a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.May is under intense pressure from pro-Brexit and pro-EU British lawmakers opposing the divorce deal.Before leaving for Brussels, she will face opponents of the agreement Wednesday during the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in the House of Commons.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Security Council urges speedy full settlement to Sudans Darfur crisis

With peace talks between the Sudanese Government and rebel factions based in the western Darfur region set to reopen on 15 September in Abuja, Nigeria, the United Nations Security Council today strongly urged the parties to quickly reach agreement to end the two-year civil war that has killed nearly 180,000 people and driven more than 2 million from their homes. “Only through a political solution can a durable peace and reconciliation be achieved in Darfur,” said Ambassador Kenzo Oshima of Japan, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for the month of August, reading a statement to the press following closed-door consultations on the African Union (AU) led peace talks.The Council urged the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudanese Government to negotiate “constructively and urgently” to reach an agreement during the talks, which were suspended in early July after the parties signed a “declaration of principles” aimed at ending large scale fighting in Darfur.The Council expressed support for that agreement, which Mr. Oshima said serves as a framework for further good-faith dialogue on more extensive negotiations pertaining to wealth- and power-sharing as part of a comprehensive settlement to the crisis in Darfur.“The members of the Security Council hope that the example set by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement reached at Naivasha for North-South reconciliation will have a positive impact on the Abuja Talks and on the future of Darfur within a stable and united Sudan,” he added, referring to the peace deal which in January ended a separate, two-decade war between southern-based rebels and the Government.The Darfur conflict erupted in February 2003 when the two rebel groups demanded an end to economic marginalization and sought power-sharing within the Sudanese state.Meanwhile, on the ground, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported that deputy mission chief Tayé Zerihoun met today with Salim Ahmed Salim, AU mediator for the talks. Their discussions focused on the ongoing preparations for negotiations, which will tackle the issues of power-sharing, wealth sharing and security arrangements. read more

Brutality still rampant despite progress in protecting civilians UN official

“In Iraq, Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, civilians continue to bear the full brunt of armed conflict and terror,” Under-Secretary-General Jan Egeland told the Security Council in an open briefing.“Despite all our efforts, women are still raped and violated as a matter of course, children are still forcibly recruited, and defenceless civilians continue to be killed in violation of the most basic principles enshrined in centuries of international lawmaking,” he said.He said that systematic engagement of the Security Council in more crisis areas, more comprehensive peacekeeping plans, better humanitarian response, more effective legal tools and the results of other international efforts have already cut down on much of the suffering.As a result, refugee flows have been reduced and long-running conflicts have been resolved in Angola, Sierra Leone, Liberia and other places, he noted.However, the untold thousands still suffering and under dire threat mean that the “protection tools” created by the international community for civilian populations must be both strengthened and used more effectively.States, he said, have the primary responsibility for the protection of their own people – but are often unable or unwilling to do so. The presence of humanitarian workers can often help, but they can be prey to same insecurity that threatens other civilians.For that reason, much of the hope for the protection of civilians lies with the creation of better, more comprehensive peacekeeping mandates and the means to fulfil them with well-trained and well-equipped peacekeepers, as well as the beefing up of political mediation and the better targeting of sanction regimes.In addition, joint planning is essential between all sectors of UN response, whether humanitarian, peacekeeping or political, and the legal protections already on the books of international law must be consistently enforced, he stressed.“We must work together at all levels and using every tool at our disposal to provide adequate protection for those living in the midst of conflict around the world,” he said.Driving home the urgency of that imperative as he spoke to reporters after his briefing, Mr. Egeland pointed out that “in the time today we were discussing and briefing, in those few hours, dozens died in some of the worst cases of protection crises around the world.” read more

Japans central bank governor vows to push ahead with monetary easing as

Japan’s central bank governor vows to push ahead with monetary easing, as yen weakens by Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2013 7:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – The governor of Japan’s central bank says it will persist in easing monetary conditions as it tries to pull the country out of a deflationary slump.In comments Tuesday to branch managers of the central bank, Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa noted risks from the European debt crisis and continued tensions with China over a territorial dispute that are inhibiting investment by Japanese manufacturers and other businesses.Japan’s currency, the yen, has slipped against the U.S. dollar and euro recently, in a slide that began in anticipation that Shinzo Abe, head of the Liberal Democratic Party, would become prime minister. Abe has been lobbying the central bank for aggressive action for months, demanding that it meet an inflation target of about 2 per cent, despite the bank’s ostensibly independent status.So far prices remain flat, Shirakawa said, indicating scant progress toward escaping deflation.In announcing a 20 trillion yen ($225 billion) economic stimulus package last Friday, Abe reiterated his calls for the central bank to do more to boost growth.“The Bank of Japan recognizes it is crucial for the economy to overcome deflation as soon as possible and resume a sustainable growth path with price stability,” Shirakawa said according to a copy of his remarks on the BOJ’s website.The yen’s fall to its lowest level since April 2011 has helped relieve pressure on manufacturers whose competitiveness and profitability have suffered due in part to the currency’s prolonged appreciation. But many businesses have expressed concern that the yen could fall too far, adding to uncertainties and raising costs for imported fuel and other commodities.Economics minister Akira Amari echoed those concerns Tuesday.Although the weaker yen helps exporters, “it could damage consumers’ interests,” Amari told reporters. “I hope it will be at a level that will minimize the negative impact to people’s lives.”The yen was trading at 88.67 to the dollar late Tuesday after trading at the mid-89 level earlier in the day. For much of past year, the yen traded below 80 to the dollar. It was at 118.82 yen per euro, down 0.8 per cent. read more

AP Exclusive NKorean official says execution of Kims uncle wont change economic

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2013 3:26 am MDT AP Exclusive: NKorean official says execution of Kim’s uncle won’t change economic policies PYONGYANG, North Korea – A senior North Korean official said Sunday that the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s once-powerful uncle will not lead to changes in economic policies and vowed that the nation would push ahead with an ambitious plan to develop new economic zones to attract foreign investment.Jang Song Thaek’s wife, meanwhile, has been named to an ad-hoc state committee, the country’s official media reported, an indication that Jang’s execution has not immediately diminished her influence.The execution Friday of Jang, considered to be North Korea’s second most powerful man and a key architect of the country’s economic policies, should not be taken as a sign that the North will change its economic course or its efforts to lure foreign investment, Yun Yong Sok, a senior official in the State Economic Development Committee, said in an interview with The Associated Press in Pyongyang.Luring foreign investment is critical to garnering badly needed foreign currency and funding for infrastructure projects so the Kim regime can live up to its promise of raising the impoverished nation’s standard of living.“Even though Jang Song Thaek’s group caused great harm to our economy, there will be no change at all in the economic policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” Yun said. “It’s just the same as before.”Jang’s sudden purge and execution for allegedly trying to overthrow the government has raised questions about how solid the North Korean regime is and whether it will be able to stay the course on policies aimed at raising the country’s standard of living.Last month, North Korea announced plans to create in each province special economic zones, which are like incubators for introducing capitalist methods into the North’s tightly controlled, command economy. The North also recently laid out new laws to facilitate foreign tourism and investment. The laws provide foreign investors with special incentives and guarantees, while giving local leaders greater autonomy to promote themselves and handle business decisions.But even before Jang’s execution, it was unclear how far Pyongyang was willing to go.The North has shown no willingness to abandon its nuclear weapons program to get out from under international trade sanctions. That makes investment or financing from major international organizations difficult if not impossible.It also means the success of the zones hinges on China, North Korea’s only major ally, and Jang was seen as a crucial conduit between Pyongyang and Beijing, along with being a supporter of China-backed reforms, such as the zones, to revive the North’s moribund economy.Jang met with top Chinese officials during their visits to Pyongyang, and in 2012 travelled to China as the head of one of the largest North Korean delegations ever to visit the Chinese capital to discuss construction of the special economic zones, which Beijing hopes will ensure North Korea’s stability.Yun, however, downplayed Jang’s importance in policymaking and said his removal would instead speed progress on the economic front because he was a threat to the unity of the nation. He said Jang’s execution should not scare away Chinese investment, which is crucial to the success of the zones.“By eliminating the Jang Song Thaek group, the unity and solidarity of our party and people with our respected marshal at the centre has become much stronger, our party has become more determined and the will of our soldiers and people to build a prosperous socialist country has been strengthened,” Yun said. “Our State Economic Development Committee welcomes investment and business from any country to take part in the work of developing our new economic zones.”Yun said local officials have been tasked with drawing up the plans for the zones in their jurisdictions and are likely to formally submit them for approval to his commission within the next few months.Jang was considered the second most powerful man in North Korea before his fall, which was announced last week and followed days later by his execution for a long list of anti-state crimes, including building a power base of his own to rival and possibly overthrow Kim and the ruling Workers’ Party.His removal leaves no clear No. 2 under Kim, whose inner circle now includes Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, Premier Pak Pong Ju and the ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam.In an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Jang’s execution is “an ominous sign of the instability” of North Korea and underscores the urgency of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.“To have a nuclear weapon, potentially, in the hands of somebody like Kim Jong Un just becomes even more unacceptable,” Kerry said.What will happen next in Pyongyang remains unclear, but North Korea watchers will be closely following the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death on Tuesday for clues. Of particular interest is whether Jang’s wife, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il, will be present in official ceremonies.Her name appeared in a state media dispatch late Saturday alongside top officials on a funeral committee for fellow senior Workers’ Party official Kim Kuk Thae, who died Friday.Kim Kyong Hui, 67, has risen through the ranks in recent years and holds a slew of top posts. Analysts said the dispatch suggested that her political standing hasn’t been immediately affected by her husband’s execution and that she may have even given her nephew the green light to fire Jang — but not to have him executed.“She may have opposed Jang’s death sentence, but she could have agreed on Jang being dismissed,” said analyst Hong Hyun-ik from the private Sejong Institute in South Korea.Kim and Jang, who married in 1972, had a dysfunctional marriage in recent years, and their only daughter committed suicide in 2006 while studying in Paris, according to South Korean media reports.Hong said that if her health condition allows it, Kim Kyong Hui is expected to join other top officials at Tuesday’s ceremonies marking the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death.Kim Kyong Hui’s public activities have been sharply reduced in recent months amid media reports that she suffers liver, heart and other ailments.___Associated Press writer Hyung-jin Kim in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report. read more

Graduate refuses job after comparing CEOs interview technique to an abusive ex

Her tweet has since been shared more than 28,000 times and received scores of sympathetic replies.She told the Press Association that the CEO asked “a lot of personal questions”, before “tearing apart, line by line” everything she had submitted in the written part of the application process. To join the conversation log in to your Telegraph account or register for free, here. A female graduate turned down a job after she compared the CEO’s interview technique to that of an “abusive ex”.Olivia Bland, 22, hit out at the CEO of a tech company in Manchester after he allegedy criticised her Spotify account and tore apart her personality. She went on to say she was baffled to be offered a job after the experience, and turned it down.The Southampton Solent University graduate, from Oldham, said she was subjected to a “brutal” two-hour interview with the company chief executive, which she said “felt like being sat in a room” with an “abusive ex”.Miss Bland shared her email to the company after the interview on Twitter, writing: “There is something very off to me about a man who tries his best to intimidate and assert power over a young woman and who continues to push even when he can see that he’s making somebody uncomfortable to the point of tears.” She said: “Later in the interview he asked me: ‘How do you think it went?'”He said ‘I’ll tell you how it went’ and listed off everything bad he thought I did in the interview.”He told me everything I did was wrong, everything I said, the way I sat, my body language, everything that he could do to attack me.”Craig Dean, the chief executive of software company Web Applications UK, who conducted the interview, did not respond to requests for comment but wrote on Twitter that he was “very sorry if anyone has been hurt”. I am so sorry that anyone has been hurt, it is never my intent. I have sat watching the messages pouring in all night and humbly submit this sleep-deprived and anxiety-driven message: pic.twitter.com/8fb0njtzYF— Craig Dean (@UncleThargy) January 30, 2019 In a message on the site, he described himself as “sleep deprived and anxiety driven”. He wrote: “I have no desire to see anyone hurt; and can only apologise if anything I’ve done has had that effect.”In a statement following its investigation into the allegations, Web Applications UK said its board “was satisfied that no bullying or intimidation occurred.”The statement added: “Nonetheless, the Directors are extremely saddened by the incident and the impact that this has had on the individual concerned… we will take this opportunity to reflect on our recruitment process and HR policies.”What has been your worst job interview experience? Tell us in the comment section below. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Yesterday morning I had a job interview for a position at a company called Web Applications UK. After a brutal 2 hour interview, in which the CEO Craig Dean tore both me and my writing to shreds (and called me an underachiever), I was offered the job. This was my response today. pic.twitter.com/gijDpsEVHY— olivia (@oliviaabland) January 29, 2019 read more

Yellow vest protesters have stormed the British Attorney Generals office

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share58 Tweet Email Mar 19th 2019, 4:08 PM Source: Stephen Jones/Twitter ‘Yellow vest’ protesters have stormed the British Attorney General’s office No arrests have been made, the Met Police said, who are at the scene. Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 4:08 PM A fire alarm was triggered during the incident, and can be heard in the background of the videos. https://jrnl.ie/4550402 A group of yellow vest protestors outside the Attorney General’s Office. Source: Nick AnsellA NUMBER OF ‘yellow vest’ supporters stormed the British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox’s office this afternoon. It’s unclear what the groups demands were: in videos of the incident, protesters can be heard asking for an appointment with the Attorney General, while others chant asking for “justice” or .The Met Police said they were called at 1.45pm today to reports that protestors wearing yellow vests had entered the Attorney General’s office.At 4.15pm, the Met Police said that the protesters had left, but police “remain in the area and are monitoring the crowd”. A group of yellow vest protestors inside the Attorney General’s Office. Source: Nick Ansell“No arrests at this stage, enquiries continue,” a statement on Twitter said.The incident was streamed on Facebook: at one point, a person can be heard asking for an appointment with the Attorney General. Later on in the same video, chants of “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” can be heard. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 22,911 Views Short URL The group is still there, despite the presence of lots of police. Among the chants earlier were “hello, the little people are here” and “we want a new Attorney General”— Stephen Jones (@SteveJonesPA) March 19, 2019 17 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

County officials prepare for mosquito season

first_imgCool weather and high river levels have so far kept mosquitoes at bay, but county health officials are preparing for the arrival of mosquito season as the weather warms up.“Normally this time of year, it’s usually a little warmer and we’re switching over from the floodwater species (of mosquitos) to the disease-carrying species,” said John Jacobson, operations manager for the Clark County Mosquito Control District.But with the cooler temperatures and river levels that have remained high, Jacobson said crews have had to keep an eye on both species and are working to treat mosquito larvae before they become adults and begin to fly.Pesky floodwater mosquitoes, which are a nuisance but carry no diseases, lay their eggs in the mud of riverbanks. The eggs, covered by cold water, usually hatch when the temperatures increase and the river recedes.In most years, that would’ve happened by now. But that’s not the case this year, and Jacobson said it’s hard to know what that means for mosquito season. The eggs may hatch later, when temperatures warm up, or they may not hatch at all if the high river levels washed away the eggs, he said.last_img read more

RESIDENTS CALL FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 28, 2013- While it is revealed in the TCI’s progress report to the UK Overseas Territories that the Ministry of Health & Human Services has taken steps to address current gaps in the Interhealth Regulation & Compliance … Residents on the islands are calling on the government to put a system in place where everyone has access to health care facilities. Residents have spoken out to local media about the what they call the poor services given by the Interhealth hospitals on both islands. Concerns are also being raised about the high levels of unemployment and the requirements of the health care system where a form of employment is needed in some way in order to make contributions to the NHIP.last_img read more

Gubernatorial candidate John Cox joins Republican Party meeting in San Diego

first_img Updated: 10:02 AM Gubernatorial candidate John Cox joins Republican Party meeting in San Diego June 11, 2018 Posted: June 11, 2018 Dan Plante, center_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, John Cox FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGubernatorial candidate John Cox was joined by the Republican Party of San Diego County over at the Town and Country Hotel Monday night.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE and had a chance to talk with Cox about the race to November. last_img read more

Body Found At Scene of Ramona House Fire

first_img KUSI Newsroom February 17, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A body was found this morning near the scene of a Ramona house fire that left one resident allegedly missing. The body of an unidentified man was located around 8:45 a.m., about 50 yards from the home in the 20000 block of Black Canyon Road that went up in flames Saturday evening, San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Kenneth Jones said.It’s believed the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Someone had reported hearing a possible gunshot when the blaze first broke out at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Jones said. The fire had burned itself out as of 9 p.m., leaving unstable walls standing, which prevented a full search of the destroyed house, Cal Fire Capt.Issac Sanchez said.“The first arriving engine reported it was well-involved and a decision was made to go defensive,” Sanchez said. That means firefighters focused their efforts on protecting surrounding structures while letting the house fire burn itself out because it was not safe for firefighters to be inside or on top of the structure, he said.A woman and a child were displaced by the fire, Sanchez said, while a male resident wasn’t accounted for. Deputies couldn’t immediately say if the man who was found was the unaccounted-for resident. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the body and will determine the cause and manner of death, as well as the man’s identity, Jones said. Updated: 5:55 PM KUSI Newsroom, center_img Body Found At Scene of Ramona House Fire Posted: February 17, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

LewisMcChord hunkers down in media glare

first_imgLAKEWOOD — For the last two years, Joint Base Lewis-McChord has become accustomed to the media’s glare, and not just for its contributions of thousands of troops to U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.The sprawling installation between Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, home to both Army and Air Force commands, has played a critical role in the wars, providing everything from infantry brigades built around Stryker armored vehicles, to giant transport aircraft, to elite Special Forces and Rangers units.Lewis-McChord, the biggest base on the West Coast, also has been the focus of headlines and government inquiries into suicides, deaths and crimes by soldiers based there. Now it’s attracting international attention because a 38-year-old Army staff sergeant deployed from the base is accused of killing at least 16 civilians in Afghanistan villages.“Every base has its own problems, but no other base has had as much bad press as this base,” said Jorge Gonzalez, 32, executive director of Coffee Strong, a veteran-run nonprofit coffee shop in Lakewood adjacent to Interstate 5 near the base.It’s an unfair rap, Washington’s governor says.Leaders at the base care “very much about its returning military personnel, and making sure that they are doing it right,” Gov. Christine Gregoire told reporters in Seattle. Base officials have learned the lessons from Vietnam War veterans and are trying to help troops adjust to their jobs and families, she said.last_img read more

Top Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu dies aged

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Top Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, dies aged 68 Closecenter_img Update: The chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, known to many as Amma or mother, Jayalalithaa Jayaram has died aged 68 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday 4 December. The former actress who was in a critical condition and on life support died at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. She was admitted to the hospital on 22 September after suffering from fever and dehydration.Original story: The popular leader of Indias southern Tamil Nadu state is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Large crowds are keeping a vigil outside the hospital where doctors are fighting to save the hugely popular – but highly controversial – former film actress.Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, 68, went into cardiac arrest on Sunday night, and underwent surgery at the Apollo Hospital in the state capital Chennai where she had been staying since being admitted with a severe respiratory ailment in September. She remains critical and on life support systems. Richard Beale, an intensive care specialist and part of Jayalalithaas medical team, said the situation is grave.Authorities in the southern state increased security around Chennai to prevent her worried supporters from creating public disorder. Police were deployed across the state to ensure security out of fear that her death could trigger widespread violence and riots.Popularly known as Amma, or Mother in the Tamil language, she had a successful film career that included appearances in nearly 150 movies.She has had three stints as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, the latest of which began in May 2011. She was introduced to politics by her cinema screen partner, MG Ramachandran, another actor-turned politician. She remains hugely popular despite being jailed more than once for corruption.The US consulate in Chennai warned US citizens to avoid areas of demonstrations and be vigilant because of the chance of violence. The death of Ramachandran, or MGR as Jayalalithaas mentor was known, sparked looting and rioting across Tamil Nadu by his grief-stricken supporters in 1987.Visit the International Business Times UK Pictures page to see our latest picture galleries.last_img read more

Apple iPad 97inch 2018 Review

first_img USB Ports 9.7 Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptopmag.com, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. 1.05 pounds Display Resolution 3DMark Ice Storm UnlimitedBattery LifeColor GamutDisplay Brightness (Nits)Geekbench 4Jetstream Warranty / Support 6112 Apple A10 Fusion Graphics Memory Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief Yes Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief on 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Has Bluetooth 23921.29 0 8000 16000 24000 32000 40000 48000 Review Card Reader Size Specifications Lightning 128GB Display Size SIM Size 13435 Apple iOS 11.3 37117 Wi-Fi Advertisement 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited1 of 6Tests graphics and gaming performance using the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark. Higher number is better.Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2017)Amazon Fire HD 10Lenovo Tab 4 10Category Average (as of 05/31/19) Front-Facing Camera Resolution Author Bio OS 1.2MP Storage Drive Size Company Website Camera Resolution While the new iPad Pro is for creative pros, Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad is designed for students and anyone on the go who wants to get stuff done without carrying a bulkier laptop. For $329 ($299 if you’re a student), you get a speedy A10 Fusion chip, support for the Apple Pencil and access to immersive augmented-reality apps.article continued below Other highlights include more than 10 hours of battery life and a new iWork suite that makes the iPad a good productivity tool. But in an age of ultra-affordable Chromebooks and Windows machines, Apple’s refreshed tablet is more of a satisfying niche device than it is a PC for the masses. Although, the iPad still made its way onto our Best Tablets and Best Kids Tablets page. How much does the 2018 iPad cost? Pricing, configurations and accessories The 2018 iPad starts at $329 and includes 32GB of storage, an ammount we wish Apple would double for more space for apps and photos. Right now, though, you can save $80 on the iPad, which is down to $249, the lowest price we’ve ever seen it, tied with its Black Friday weekend rate.  Also, the Pencil stylus doesn’t come standard, it’s $99 extra. Logitech’s Crayon stylus, however, is currrently on sale at Amazon, down to $49, half the price of the Apple Pencil, a savings of $20. Design The iPad still packs a sharp, 9.7-inch display into a compact and lightweight aluminum package. But the overall aesthetic is a bit tired in an age of shrinking bezels on phones; the thick black border around the screen feels somewhat antiquated even for the iPad’s relatively low price. Nevertheless, the design feels solid, and I didn’t feel that much strain when holding the device up to browse the web, check my email and play with AR apps for long stretches. The iPad weighs a very manageable 1.03 pounds for the Wi-Fi version (the LTE model weighs 1.05 pounds), and it measures just 0.29 inches thick. The trusty old Home button sits beneath the screen to handle Touch ID for logging in, and there’s a Lightning connector on the bottom for charging and a headphone jack up top. Because the iPad is essentially naked, you’ll want to protect it with a case. Apple’s Smart Cover costs $39, but you’ll want something more durable if you give this tablet to a child. The $99 Logitech Rugged Combo 2 keyboard case is plenty durable, but it’s only through schools. Unfortunately, this iPad doesn’t work with Apple’s Smart Keyboard, as the slate lacks the necessary connector. So, if you want to add your own keyboard, you’ll have to go the Bluetooth route. Logitech sells a Slim Folio keyboard case for $99. Display The 9.7-inch display on the iPad packs 2048 x 1536 pixels, so it’s plenty sharp for watching movies, playing games and working on reports. It’s also bright and colorful; as I watched the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War on this panel, I could make out individual wisps of the Scarlet Witch’s red hair dappled in sunlight, and the details of her leather jacket didn’t get lost in the shadows. This screen impressed in our lab tests, too; it registered 119 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which beats scores from the Amazon Fire HD 10 (104 percent) and Lenovo Tab 4 10 (87 percent), as well as the category average (98 percent). The Surface Go, however, hit a higher 129 percent. MORE: Highest Resolution Screens The iPad’s panel delivered 489 nits of brightness, which is also better than the Fire HD 10 (405) and Lenovo Tab 4 10 (307) results, and the average slate result (391). However, it’s worth noting that the Amazon and Lenovo tablets cost about half as much as the iPad. The Surface Go registered 415 nits. Also, keep in mind that 9.7 inches is quite small compared to the displays on most Chromebooks, which start at 11 inches and go up to 15 inches. Apple Pencil Apple’s entry-level iPad now supports Apple Pencil, which means you can use the $99 accessory to draw, take notes and interact with a growing number of Pencil-enabled apps. (It costs $89 for schools.) A tool so precise that Disney animators use it, the Apple Pencil felt completely natural to use in my testing. In the Linea Sketch app, I almost felt like an artist as I tried to build on an existing project of a tiger drawing. The Apple Pencil exhibited zero latency as I added some lines, and the force and tilt sensitivity made me feel like I was using an actual pencil. I then handed the iPad to a pro, our deputy photo director, Jef Castro, who sketched out a portrait of Tim Cook. The Apple Pencil exhibited zero latency as I drew lines, and the force and tilt sensitivity made me feel like I was using an actual pencil. Jef told me, “The Pencil felt the same with this model as the it did with the iPad Pro. The Pencil angles were very accurate for shading, and the line weights were spot on.” He just wished the Apple Pencil had an eraser on the top. Over in the Pages app, I tried out the new Smart Annotation feature, which lets you mark up a document with your feedback and edits and then share it with the creator. I could see teachers using this feature, which is in beta now, to help their students. The best part is that the comments stay anchored even as you add additional copy around them. I still have concerns about the Apple Pencil, including that there’s nowhere to store it when you’re not using it, which could make it easy to lose unless you have a case with a loop. (The newer iPad Pro lets you magnetically attach the Apple Pencil 2 to the device.) But overall, it’s a great tool, and there are dozens of apps optimized for the Pencil in the App Store. MORE: Best Graphics Performance If the Apple Pencil’s price is too rich for you, look for the new Logitech Crayon which costs $49. It supports the tilt sensitivity of the Apple Pencil but not the pressure sensitivity, so you won’t see darker lines when you press down with more force. Unfortunately, this accessory will only be sold directly to schools. Augmented Reality Yes, the iPad is about twice as powerful as most other 10-inch Android tablets, but what’s the point? Augmented reality is one compelling use case for the extra power, and there are several AR apps that are especially neat for students. In the Froggipedia app, for example, I placed a photo-realistic frog on the desk in front of me that exhibited staggering detail. As I zoomed in, I could make out the film over its eye as it winked. From there, I toggled among various views to expose muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. The app also works with the Apple Pencil, enabling you to dissect the frog. I was a little grossed out when I heard a squishy sound as I dropped a pin into the frog’s limbs. In the Froggipedia AR app, I placed a photo-realistic frog on the desk in front of me that exhibited staggering detail. I also tried out the WWF Free Rivers app, which is designed to educate users on the damage that dams can cause to local ecosystems. It was fascinating to see it rain over the landscape I had placed on a desk, and to zoom in to see an eagle soaring. Other notable AR apps include Boulevard AR, which gives you an up-close view of paintings from London’s National Portrait Gallery and GeoGebra AR, which shows graphs and objects that change shape as students edit equations. There are plenty of AR apps for the rest of us, too, including home-measuring and -furnishing apps like IKEA Place and games like AR Sports Basketball. Performance The A10 Fusion chip inside the 6th generation iPad runs circles around the processors in similarly sized Android slates. This tablet easily handled the demanding Sky Gamblers – Infinite Jets game; I zoomed around Rio with dozens of enemies on screen, and the animations stayed silky smooth as I tried to evade missile attacks and land some of my own. I got shot down a lot at first, because I was so busy marveling at the reflections on my jet’s camouflage paint as I turned. And don’t be afraid to edit video with this thing. Using Adobe Premiere Clip, the iPad took only 51 seconds to transcode a 4K video, a task that takes the Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy S9 more than 2.5 minutes. The A10 Fusion chip inside the 6th generation iPad runs circles around the processors in similarly sized Android slates. On Geekbench 4, which measures overall performance, the 6th-gen iPad notched a score of 5,983. That’s more than double the Amazon Fire HD 10’s score of 2,916 and well above the 3,022 category average. The Surface Go, powered by a Pentium CPU, mustered only 3,749. The iPad’s mark also surpasses the 5,408 score of the Acer Aspire E15, our favorite sub-$500 laptop with a 7th-generation Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. Backing up my real-world impressions, the iPad has plenty of graphics oomph. It scored 37,117 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test, which is nearly triple the score of the Fire HD 10 (13,435), though it’s behind the Acer E15 laptop’s mark (49,211). However, the Surface Go scored a higher 41,000 on this test. Cameras Whether you’re a student working on a multimedia project or just someone who wants to capture photos and videos using one of the world’s largest viewfinders, the 6th-gen iPad will get the job done. The 8-megapixel back camera did an admirable job, although it sometimes had problems with overexposure. In this shot of my two colleagues, Sherri’s blue shirt looked as vibrant as it does in real life and the knitting in Caitlin’s sweater had plenty of detail. However, I did notice some grain as I zoomed in. MORE: iPhone X Hands-on: The iPhone, Nearly Perfected Outdoors, one photo I took of yellow flowers looked blown out, but when I tapped on the flower on screen, the exposure evened out, and I could make out individual droplets of water. I used the 1080p video camera to record some gentlemen playing ping-pong in Bryant Park, and the iPad didn’t have any trouble keeping up with the action. Because the iPad’s front camera has just 1.2 megapixels, you shouldn’t expect much from it; a selfie I took came out a little fuzzy. Battery Life Apple rates the iPad for 10 hours of battery life, and it lived up to that claim in our testing. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi on 150 nits of screen brightness, the iPad lasted 10 hours and 7 minutes for our first run. We will be running the test again and will update this review. MORE: Longest Battery Life Laptops By comparison, the Fire HD 10 lasted 9:04, and the Lenovo Tab 4 10 lasted a longer 11:17. The Surace Go lasted just 6 hours and 6 minutes. Software: iOS 12 and the forthcoming iPadOS Similar to iOS 11, iOS 12 on the iPad brings several welcome desktop-like features. For one, it’s much easier to switch between apps and multitask. Swiping up from the bottom of the display while you’re on the home screen shows your apps on the left and Control Center on the right for tweaking various settings. When you’re within an app, you can swipe up from the bottom to reveal the dock, then drag an app onto the screen, to run two of them at once. I found this handy when surfing the web on one side of the screen while controlling Apple Music on the right side. You can also drag and drop items from one window to another; for example, you can move a photo into an email you’re composing. Other convenient iOS 12 features include the ability to scan and sign documents and to start Instant Notes right from the lock screen using the Apple Pencil. Similar to the iPhone, iOS 12 offers a lot of the same improvements, including improved notifications and Siri shortcuts. The iPad is about to swap out iOS for iPadOS, which will be similar, yet different in crucial ways when its final version is released this fall. Confused? Start with our full guide to iPadOS’ exclusive features and if you’re not risk-averse, check out our tutorial for how to install the iPadOS public beta. Schoolwork App and Everyone Can Create Curriculum Although everyday consumers won’t be exposed to them, Apple’s new Schoolwork app and Everyone Can Create curriculum have important implications for how kids can learn. With Everyone Can Create, the goal is to integrate multimedia activities like music-making, filmmaking and drawing into education. I experienced this first hand when I put together a short video poem around the Fibonacci mathematical sequence, something I couldn’t have done with a Chromebook. Schoolwork is designed for teachers and lets them hand out assignments, including deep links to specific parts of apps, and track their students’ progress. iPad vs. Chromebooks The 6th-gen iPad gives you a lot for the money, but it’s not necessarily the best choice, depending on your needs. Based on our experience, the iPad is faster than the typical Chromebook, offers a richer array of apps (for education and beyond), and has more creative potential because of the front and back cameras. The optional Apple Pencil adds another dimension that’s missing from most Chromebooks, which is key if you or your child want to be able to draw, take notes or annotate. On the other hand, Chromebooks tend to be cheaper — especially when you add a keyboard and Apple Pencil on top of the iPad’s base price. And because Chromebooks have clamshell designs, they are more durable right out of the box. A convertible like the Asus Chromebook Flip C213SA comes with a larger 11.6-inch touch-screen display, support for the Google Play store and a decent-performing Celeron processor, all for $299. It can also withstand drops from up to 3.9 feet, though the cameras are pretty poor. Bottom Line The iPad remains the best tablet for the money, whether you’re a student looking for your first computer or someone who simply wants an easy-to-use device that has a wide array of apps. I appreciated the snappy performance from the A10 Fusion chip, especially when I was trying out augmented reality apps. And while I’m the furthest thing from an artist, I can see the appeal of the Apple Pencil for drawing, taking notes and giving more pop to presentation. What bothers me is that this iPad forgoes the keyboard connector that’s on the iPad Pro, so you can’t use Apple’s own keyboard; you’ll have to use another option. The 9.7-inch screen may be too small for some as well, even though it is sharp and colorful. I could also do without the thick bezels, though they’re forgivable at this price. If you prefer more of a desktop-like experience, the (Surface Go from $399) is the better choice. The keyboard accessory is a lot better than Apple’s, and you can run all the most popular Windows apps. However, you’ll get less power and a lot less battery life. Overall, the 6th-generation iPad is a very good value and the tablet to beat under $500. 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JayZ really cried when his mom came out to him last year

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- The Obamas danced at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert because there’s still good in the worldJay-Z reveals his mom is a lesbian on new album 4:44Rapper Jay-Z wins LGBT award from GLAADRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jay-z-cried-mom-letterman/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Jay-Z’s comments to Letterman confirm his mom’s own memory of the conversation. She told the D’USSE Podcast, ‘He actually started tearing because he was like, “That had to be a horrible life, Ma”. And I was like, “My life was never horrible, it was just different.” So that made him want to do a song about it.’See also8 celebrities you probably didn’t know have LGBTI parents Jay Z on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show (Photo: Netflix | YouTube) Although it’s been something of an open secret for some time that Jay Z’s mother is a lesbian, it appears that mom and son only finally sat down to talk about it eight months ago. Jay Z’s reaction? He ‘really cried’. That’s what he tells David Letterman on the chat host’s new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. The show is released on the streaming platform this Friday.‘I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free’The rap superstar says he had known for years that his mom was gay. However, it was only last year that the two sat down to talk about it.‘For my mother, to have to live as someone that she wasn’t and hide and protect her kids for all this time, and for her to sit in front of me and tell me, I think I love someone – I really cried,’ says Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter).‘That’s a real story – I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free.‘This was the first time we had the conversation, and the first time I heard her say she loved her partner.‘I didn’t even believe in crying because you’re happy, I don’t even know what that is. What is that?’[embedded content]The conversation came while he was recording his last album, 4:44. It includes the track, Smile, in which Jay-Z (husband of Beyoncé) referenced his mom, Gloria Carter’s sexuality. He says he wrote it the day after the two had the conversation.last_img read more