Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega with 4000mAh battery, 13MP camera launched in India at Rs 11,490

first_imgPanasonic India on Wednesday launches a new smartphone called the Eluga I3 Mega. The key highlight of the Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega smartphone is its battery set up. The smartphone comes packed with a a massive 4,000mAh battery. The Eluga I3 Mega is available at a price tag of Rs 11,490.In terms of specifications, the Eluga I3 Mega comes packed with 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass. Furthermore, the smartphone features 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which can be further expandable up to 128GB.On the camera set-up, the Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear which comes paired with auto-focus. While on the front, the handset comes with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone further runs on Android Marshmallow operating system and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.”The powerful smartphone with 4,000mAh battery will solve the undying issue of college students and professionals who are always on the go,” says Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division of Panasonic India, in a statement.The Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega will be available at all Panasonic authorised dealer outlets starting today onwards.Further, on Monday Panasonic unveiled its home-entertainment experience with a new 2017 line-up of 4K Ultra HD TVs along with the UA7 sound system. Along with the UA7 sound system The high-end 4K television series namely — EX750 and EX600 further boosts the viewing experience. “The high-end 4K television series EX750 and EX600 are designed to deliver picture quality and sound, accurate to the filmmaker’s original vision,” says Panasonic.advertisementAt the launch event, Neeraj Bahl, Associate Director – Business Group Head, Consumer Electronic, Panasonic India says, “With the introduction of our 2017 line up of 4K UHD TV range EX750 and EX600 series, Panasonic is offering UA7 – the all-in-one dynamic sound system, with an aim to provide cinematic experience to our customers. The UA7 features a total of 10 speakers and produces a level of dynamic sound that simply can’t be imagined from its slim body. With Hexa Chroma Drive Pro, high brightness panels and sophisticated smart features, the new range ensures that our customers will get the maximum impact from the 4K resolution, enhancing your viewing experience. At Panasonic, it is our continuous commitment to focus on innovation and to provide the best picture quality and impressive viewing experience to our customers.”Also Read: Panasonic launches 2017 line up of 4K Ultra HD TVs with UA7 sound systemlast_img read more

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Sydney T20I: Krunal Pandya records best T20I bowling figures by a spinner in Australia

first_imgKrunal Pandya set a new record in the third T20 international against Australia on Sunday as he registered the best bowling figures by an Indian in the format on Australian soil.Pandya picked up a four-wicket haul and gave away just 36 runs in four overs to help India restrict Australia to 164 for 6 after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat in the final match of the three-T20I series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The senior Pandya’s career-best figures are also the best by a spinner in T20Is in Australia. He was ably assisted by chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who picked up one wicket and gave away just 19 runs in his quota of 4 overs.India vs Australia 3rd T20I in Sydney: Live BlogJust when the partnership between the openers seemed to be getting bigger, Krunal came in with the much needed breakthrough, picking Finch (28) before the wickets, with Australia at 68/1 in 8.3 overs.India’s Krunal Pandya sparked a mini collapse from the Aussies on his way to a four-wicket haul.#AUSvIND @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/KRXwXZNXSucricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 25, 2018With the addition of another five runs on Australia’s scorecard, Kuldeep gave another jolt as the chinaman packed back a well-settled Short (33) in the 10th over. Krunal then dismissed incoming batsman Ben McDermott on a duck, leaving the hosts at 73/3.Also read – David Warner put to test by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood at SCG netsHis fall saw Glenn Maxwell come in the middle, but while trying to launch a ball of Krunal into orbit, the batsman was caught at long-on by Rohit Sharma, leaving the hosts tottering at 90/4.advertisementStumper Alex Carey (27) and Chris Lynn (13) then added 29 runs for the fifth wicket, helping their side cross the three digit mark. However, Krunal was in no mood to spare the aussies, who had clobbered him for 55 runs in Brisbane, and picked his fourth wicket by sending back Carey in the 16th over.India vs Australia 2nd T20I at Sydney: Live Cricket ScoreWith Australia at 131, Lynn departed after failing to complete his ground and Jasprit Bumrah made no mistake in hitting the bulls eye.Marcus Stoinis then played a 15-ball 25 run knock, while Nathan Coulter-Nile chipped in with 13 runs off seven deliveries in the final overs to help the hosts reach a good total.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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PUBG MOBILE beats PUBG PC and all other online games in India, played by 73.4%

first_imgIt’s not wrong to argue that PUBG MOBILE is the biggest sensation of the current times. The game has been widely lapped up by players and has made it as one of the top games that can be played on Android and iOS devices. The game became so popular in fact that PUBG MOBILE got its own e-sports event and saw some great talents exhibiting their skill on the battlegrounds of Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok or Vikendi. Therefore, have you ever wondered by how much has PUBG MOBILE made itself a part of our daily lives? The numbers show above70 per cent.According to recent research conducted by Internet service provider Jana for Quartz, PUBG MOBILE has made a substantial impact on Indian mobile gamers. The game is so popular that from a universe of all PUBG players, including players from PUBG PC and PUBG on the console, around 73.4 per cent of total PUBG players mainly rely on PUBG MOBILE for their Chicken Dinner thrills. Only a mere 5 per cent of players in India prefer to play the PC version of PUBG while a minuscule 1.1 per cent of all players play PUBG on consoles.Not only does PUBG MOBILE beat its evolved versions, but it also beats other online games by a huge margin. Out of a total of 1,047 Indian respondents, around 61.9 per cent get voted it as the top online game, beating other games such as Fortnite, Free Fire and others. And a majority of these players spend at least eight or more hours on the game on a weekly basis. And around 52 per cent of players prefer to play during the night.advertisementThe increasing popularity of the game is helped by the fact Tencent Games keeps on adding new content to the game every few weeks. The last major update to the game was in December in the form of Vikendi, which is a new snow map. The snow map provides for challenging gameplay in a completely different scenario.However, to keep players engaged, Tencent Games collaborated with the developers of Resident Evil 2 and came up with Season 5. Additionally, the much-awaited zombie mode will make it to the game under this collaboration. The zombie mode is already a part of the latest update to PUBG MOBILE Beta and brings all zombie as well as villains from the Resident Evil universe.With the upcoming zombie update, PUBG MOBILE could see an increase in demand. Zombie shooting has always been an exciting part for gamers and the upcoming update will make PUBG MOBILE more exciting that it has ever been.ALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: That Chicken Dinner is a trap, have fun but don’t get caught in its questALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: What is it, is it affecting students and why have Gujarat, VIT and other institutions banned itALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE player in Jammu falls sick after playing game for 10 days without rest, admitted to hospitallast_img read more

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10 months agoBrighton winger Locadia delighted to prove matchwinner

first_imgBrighton winger Locadia delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton winger Jurgen Locadia was delighted to prove the matchwinner for victory over Everton.The Dutchman claimed his second goal in two games.He said, “It’s crazy, I’ve gone from not playing every game to then scoring two games in a row. I’m very happy and proud and I want to thank everybody for reaching this moment.“We started well in the first half and also began the second half well too. Everton created a lot of chances, and they almost scored, but I feel that we deserved the win today.“For the goal, I saw the ball deflect off an Everton player and it was a clear goal in my opinion, but the referee had his doubts. In the end, he gave it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Melting Arctic sea ice may be behind endless winter scientists

first_imgScientists are suspecting that not enough winter in the Arctic has led to too much of it across the rest of Canada.From Toronto, where ice storms cancelled baseball games, to Calgary where residents this week faced yet another heavy snowfall warning, April 2018 has come to feel like endless winter.Some climatologists say this is the future — long stretches of freakishly unseasonable weather that flip to something else on a dime.“It was looking like it was going to be the warmest December on record in Western Canada,” said David Phillips, Environment Canada’s chief climatologist.“Then it turned on you — several days of -30 C. It was from one extreme to the other.”In Ontario, Ottawa’s warmest day so far this year was on Jan. 12 when the temperature hit double digits. That hasn’t happened since.“They had their spring in February,” Phillips said.The East Coast endured five massive nor’easter storms in three weeks.Why? Icy Arctic air is normally held back by a strong, high-altitude, west-to-east river of air called the jet stream.The jet stream is powered by the temperature difference between the Arctic and mid-latitudes. But the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere on Earth, especially this year, when temperatures at the North Pole were up to 30 degrees above normal.That weakens the jet stream. And that, said Rutgers University climatologist Jennifer Francis, is the problem.“When the jet weakens, it tends to take these bigger north and south swings,” she said.“When it takes one of these big southern swings, it allows all that Arctic cold air to plunge much farther south than it normally would and it tends to stick around there longer.”Hence, ice storms in April.It’s not quite that simple. There are multi-year temperature cycles in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that have their own impact. The Gulf Stream, which used to reliably move warm water around the Atlantic, is weakening. And this was a La Nina year, when lower sea and air temperatures in the Pacific brought more cold and snow to much of North America.Many scientists aren’t completely comfortable directly linking melting sea ice and weather.“There is likely some connection, especially early in the winter,” said Faron Anslow, a climatologist at the University of Victoria.“It’s being studied, and single events or even sequences of events can’t be tied to that cause yet.”Phillips, who called this winter unique in his 50 years of experience, believes there’s something to the link.“There’s so many different factors at play. But I think it comes down to that very simple reason why the jet stream is wobbly rather than straight — the gradient of temperatures between the north and south is less.“That is the major climate control to the position of the jet stream. And when it weakens, it wobbles.”Evidence for a sea-ice link is building and at least 15 recent papers have found a connection, Francis said.“I don’t think you’d find a scientist who’d say there’s nothing going on. The events that we’ve seen in the last few years are very consistent with what we’d expect.”Arctic sea ice isn’t recovering. So if the effect on southern weather is real, look for more of the same, said Phillips.“It’s the preview of what we’re going to see. The circulation has changed. It’s almost a fundamental change in our weather.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960last_img read more

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Stephen Poloz says rate cut not off the table as economic risks

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he has not ruled out a future cut to interest rates despite his belief that the global and Canadian recoveries are picking up steam and that disinflationary pressures appear to be waning.The head of Canada’s central bank made the comment after it decided to keep the trendsetting overnight rate at 1% for the 29th time in a row since September 2010.The bank also pared back its estimate for first-quarter economic growth by a full point to 1.5% — mostly because of the severe winter weather that began in December — and 2014 growth to 2.3% from 2.5.But in its overall assessment, the Bank of Canada’s new monetary policy report appeared to reflect a growing confidence in the global economic recovery and less concern about persistent low inflation and an overly hot housing sector.Still, Poloz said in a teleconference from Toronto — where he was to attend former finance minister Jim Flaherty’s funeral in the afternoon — that considerable risks remain, including the possibility that Canadian exports won’t recover fully and the potential for a political shock from Ukraine’s difficulties with Russia.“We are neutral, that means a rate cut cannot be taken off the table at this stage,” Poloz said. “It will depend on the data.”The central bank has set an ideal target of annual inflation at 2.0% but considers it acceptable within a range of between 1.0% and 3.0%.Most economists are pencilling in a rate increase in the summer or fall of 2015, but say the chances of an actual cut from an already low setting are receding with each month of positive economic data, including more normal levels of inflation. The last reading was 1.5% and analysts are expecting the consumer price index will rise to 1.6% for the month of March in Thursday’s report from Statistics Canada.Poloz went to great lengths on Wednesday to say that inflation remains weak — despite expectations it will approach the desired 2% target within the next few months. He said the near-term return of inflation will be due to temporary factors such as higher energy prices, but underlying inflation likely won’t likely return to the target rate until 2016. Still, the bank’s new outlook as outlined in the monetary policy report suggests Poloz and his deputy governors are becoming a little more convinced in the growth story.The first-quarter slowdown is already looking like old news and the bank expects the second quarter to pick up to 2.5% growth, and the economy to average 2.5% annual growth in 2015 as a whole.While essentially similar to January’s report, the new monetary policy report sounds a little less concerned about disinflation, or too-high house prices and excessive household debt. The bank governors also seem more confident in the sustainability of the recovery, and that stronger U.S. demand and the lower Canadian dollar will start to benefit exporters, particularly manufacturers.The most encouraging aspect of the report is what the bank’s governing council sees happening to exports, which remain about 5% below pre-recession levels and are considered the economy’s weak link. The weak exports not only keep factories operating under capacity, muting job creation and salary growth, but also keeps businesses on the sidelines in terms of investing in improvements that would increase productivity.Rising energy prices mean oil and gas exporters will do even better than previously expected, the bank says. But it is also encouraged that manufacturers will soon see a lift, particularly now that the Canadian dollar has lost about 10% of its previous value since February 2013. The dollar traded at about 90.7 cents US at midday Wednesday, down about one-third of a cent from the previous close.“Canada’s non-energy range of export sectors are expected to benefit, including those linked to the U.S. construction activity, such as logging and building materials,” the bank says. “As U.S. investment in machinery and equipment strengthens, export sectors, such as industrial, electrical and electronic machinery and equipment, computers, and aircraft, should strengthen.”Still, competitive pressures will keep those benefits below the levels one would have expected given the higher demand from the U.S., the report cautions.“Obviously our story hinges critically on the export outlook,” said Poloz. “We obviously have what looks like a soft landing emerging in housing, so it’s critical we get a pick up of momentum in exports which will then be followed by a pick-up of investment. And those two shifts will give us sustainable growth trend.”Poloz said all the ingredients were there for an export sector recovery, but was reluctant to count his chickens yet, noting that those ingredients have been “present for quite a while and we have not seen a response yet.”The bank says it is still concerned about a downward shift in inflation, but for the present it expects the headline consumer price index will gravitate close to the 2.0% target in the upcoming few months, although that is mostly due to the lower loonie and the effects of higher energy prices.However, it says core, or underlying, inflation won’t return to target until 2016 because of slack in the economy and growing competitiveness among retailers. If the bank is right about the analysis, it suggests interest rates won’t be raised until sometime in 2016.After highlighting the dangers of high consumer debt and frothy house prices through most of 2012 and 2013, the bank says that, while the danger has not fully passed, it is less worried about a severe correction that would sideswipe the economy.“Recent developments are in line with the bank’s expectation of a soft landing in the housing market and stabilizing debt-to-income ratios for households,” it judges.In a separate section on the likely impact of the ballooning shale oil extraction activity in the United States, the bank said the increased supply may depress crude prices somewhat but won’t significantly deter Canada’s oil sands production.“Since shale oil is often as expensive to produce as oil from the Canadian oil sands, only the most marginal and costly Canadian projects would be affected,” it says. read more

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US Steel Canada decision coming today

We’re waiting for a bankruptcy judge to rule whether U.S. Steel Canada will be able to suspend payments for taxes owed to the city of Hamilton and Haldimand County, as well as pension and benefit payments to retirees.The decision by justice Herman Wilton-Siegel is expected to be released late this afternoon. It will come in the form of a brief notice to all parties of what the court intends to do. A full decision, and the reasons behind it will come on Tuesday. The ruling is also expected to halt post-employment benefit payments to retirees, and contributions to the pension plan, which now sports a current deficit of more than $800 million.In court proceedings yesterday, it appeared that the judge has accepted U.S. Steel’s argument that unless it allows a temporary halt to the company’s financial obligations, there’s not enough money to keep the Canadian mills going. Local federal NDP candidates joined Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath outside the gates of U.S. Steel this morning to talk about the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement which they linked to the Conservative government’s handling of the U.S. Steel crisis.“Stephen Harper doesn’t know how to negotiate a good deal. And when he gets a deal, he doesn’t know how to enforce it. Instead of protecting good jobs here in Hamilton, he signed a secret deal with U.S. Steel.”Hamilton Mountain candidate Scott Duvall: “It’s not enough that more than 2,000 jobs are at risk at U.S. Steel, and it’s not enough that more than 20,000 pensioners and their families are terrified about the future, or that Hamilton taxpayers may have to cough up $6 million to cover their municipal taxes owed by U.S. Steel.”The payments expected to be suspended in 2016 would cost U.S. Steel roughly $100 million. At the moment, it has only $75 million in guaranteed financing. The most significant issue is whether U.S. Steel intentionally created the very conditions that led to the bankruptcy of the Canadian operation. That issue has not yet been tested or proven in court. read more

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SMMT unveils UKs global leadership of specialist car manufacturing

Specialist UK automotive companies had a combined turnover of almost £2.5 billion in 2011, exporting around 70% of their products.The companies manufacture around 25,000 vehicles a year, typically sourcing 65% of their components from within the UK.Niche manufacturers employ about 10,000 staff, including highly skilled designers, engineers and craftsmen.SMMT has today launched a report that demonstrates the value of the UK’s unique low volume car manufacturing industry, highlighting some of the challenges these companies face and, importantly, the opportunities for growth that can be achieved with industry, government and other stakeholders working together to support a world-renowned British success story.“The UK is home to more specialist car manufacturers than any other country, including some of the world’s most iconic and prestigious brands,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “These marques boast a strong brand heritage, enviable motorsport pedigree and display a world leading use of innovative new technologies.”SMMT’s report highlights how specialist car manufacturers inspire diversity in the marketplace, provide highly-skilled jobs, positively contribute to net exports and are often at the leading edge of product design and innovation. The UK’s niche vehicle manufacturing is often associated with sports cars, but the sector also produces small city cars, taxis, accessible and adapted vehicles, limousines and hearses, highlighting the wide range of specialist vehicles built in the UK.To launch the report, SMMT hosted a panel discussion featuring Michael van der Sande (Chief Commercial Officer, Aston Martin), Antony Sheriff (Managing Director, McLaren Automotive) and Phil Abbott (Managing Director, Radical Sportscars) speaking about engineering expertise, heritage and innovation within their own specialist manufacturing companies.Following the panel discussion and Q&A, the Business Minister, Mark Prisk MP, delivered a speech in which he acknowledged the contribution of the UK’s specialist car manufacturers to the UK automotive sector, and the potential business opportunities.Business Minister Mark Prisk said, “We have one of the most diverse automotive sectors in the world. Although dominated by global vehicle manufacturers, we have many strong and thriving specialist and niche marques. With production up, exports up and exceeding the value of imports, automotive is a UK success story”.To download a copy of the report, Specialist car manufacturing – a uniquely British success story, visit the SMMT website’s UK automotive publications section.In preparing the report, SMMT collated statistics from 20 of the largest specialist vehicle manufacturers in the UK. Each represents a pinnacle of innovation, prestige, performance and engineering skill, making a significant economic and social impact on the industry.To mark the report launch, an exhibition featuring a cross-section of UK automotive’s specialist car manufacturing expertise has been assembled at SMMT which includes:Aston Martin One-77 – Just 77 of these £1.2 million cars will be built. They have a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a handcrafted aluminium body, and a naturally-aspirated 7.3-litre V12 engine.Bentley Mulsanne cutaway instrument panel – A unique look inside the multimedia system of the company’s flagship model. The Mulsanne is handcrafted over a nine-week build process at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe.McLaren Automotive Carbon MonoCell – The carbon fibre chassis tub of the MP4-12C, the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the iconic F1 supercar.Morgan Plus E – A prototype electric version of the classic Morgan, using a lightweight aluminium chassis.Radical SR3 SL – Radical is the world’s second largest race car manufacturer. The SR3 SL is its first fully type approved road car, meeting Euro 5 emissions standards.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Back from the dead Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Lenscap Photography Back from the dead: Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310 The iconic phone was relaunched alongside three new smartphones from Nokia. 32,413 Views Monday 27 Feb 2017, 7:36 AM FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model yesterday, more than a decade after it was phased out.Unlike the original, which was known for its sturdiness, the new Nokia 3310 will allow web browsing.The new version will bring back its predecessor’s popular Snake game and distinctive ringtones, said Arto Nummela, the head of Finnish start-up HMD Global which will produce the phone under a licensing agreement with Nokia.“The telephone will allow you to talk for 22 hours, ten times more than the original,” he said during a presentation in Barcelona on the eve of the start of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile phone show. The new version of the Nokia 3310 was launched today Source: Martin Landi PA Wire/PA ImagesLaunched in 2000, Nokia’s original 3310 sold nearly 120 million units worldwide before it was discontinued in 2005, making it one of the world’s best-selling mobile phones.Analysts said resurrecting the popular model was a clever way for HMD Global to relaunch Nokia’s brand.“HMD launched three new smartphones and an iconic mobile. It is a way to create a halo effect around the other models by reviving talk about the Nokia brand,” said Thomas Husson, a mobile analyst at Forrester.In addition to the new 3310, HMD presented three new smartphones, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 which will sell for different prices.The Nokia 6 was already available in China and will now go on sale globally.“We think (Nokia) could take 5 percent of the global smartphone market by the end of 2019. But it needs to get big quick or it won’t work,” said CCS Insight’s device specialist and chief of research, Ben Wood.Nokia was the world’s top mobile maker between 1998 and 2011 but was overtaken by South Korean rival Samsung after failing to respond to the rapid rise of smartphones.Its telephone brand remains widely recognised, especially in developing markets.Now a leading telecom equipment maker, Nokia sold its entire handset business to Microsoft Corp in 2014.Last year HMD bought Microsoft Mobile’s handset business and the right to use the Nokia brand.Under the agreement, Nokia will receive royalty payments from HMD for sales of every Nokia branded mobile phone or tablet.- © AFP, 2017Read: Problems with your phone? Here are the most common causesRead: After its dramatic fall from the top of the mobile world, Nokia is planning a comeback 42 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3260916 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Lenscap Photography Share Tweet Email3 By AFP Feb 27th 2017, 7:36 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Help me Jeremy UK front pages react to Brexit latest

first_img As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: The Daily Telegraph shows May’s cabinet. Highlighting the division amongst Conservative MPs, it runs with: “Cabinet backs no-deal Brexit – but May turns to Corbyn instead”. Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror features a sombre May with the headline: “Help Me, Jeremy”.The Metro runs this morning with: “It’s Jezz the two of us”, referencing May’s meeting with Labour leader Corbyn. And finally, The Sun slams the PM by showing Corbyn’s head inside a light bulb above May with the headline: “After 7 hours of Cabinet lockdown, May’s gone soft over Brexit mess. IS THAT YOUR BRIGHT IDEA?” Wednesday 3 Apr 2019, 8:00 AM ‘Help me, Jeremy’: UK front pages react to Brexit latest Theresa May will sit down with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today to work out a way forward on Brexit. 22,916 Views By Cónal Thomas Short URL BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May will sit down with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today to work out a way forward on Brexit and ensure the UK leaves with a deal.May has said that she will request another extension to Article 50 from the EU, saying that although the UK could “make a success” of no-deal, leaving with a deal is preferable.After failing to win over enough Brexiteer rebels in her own party to back her withdrawal agreement on three occasions, May’s reaching out to Corbyn has drawn criticism from within the Conservative Party and the DUP.In any case, Corbyn has agreed to meet the PM. Any plan agreed between him and May would be put to the House of Commons for approval next week with a view to bringing it to the European Council summit next week. So, let’s see what spin the UK’s newspapers have put on the latest developments.The Daily Express runs with “It’s Time For National Unity…Over To You Mr Corbyn”. The Guardian has May at the plinth and runs with the headline: “May calls for talks with Corbyn in bid to save Brexit”.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 32 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4574158 Apr 3rd 2019, 8:00 AM Share23 Tweet Email last_img read more

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Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week Handbots

first_img You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. Do not be alarmed: This is a kindness.These robots get real handsy (via BBC)HANDBOTSFirst appearance: “The Girl Who Waited” (2011)—season 6, episode 10Home planet: ApalapuciaDoctor: EleventhCompanions: Amy Pond, Rory WilliamsKindness really can kill on Apalapucia.On a trip to the No. 2 greatest destination for the discerning intergalactic traveler, the Doctor and Rory become separated from Amy, who finds herself locked in a faster parallel timestream.Apalapucia: home to sunsets, spires, soaring silver colonnades, and the Two Streams Kindness Facility—a hospital for two-hearted beings infected with the Chen-7 plague.Part quarantine, part palliative care home, the facility is maintained largely by the “Handbots,” Amy’s nickname for the automated humanoids that look as if they’ve been petrified halfway through the Macarena (ironically, the very dance that eventually helps save the day).Stop, in the name of vaccination (via BBC)The unnamed drones lack the capacity for sympathy or rational thought; they merely do what they’re programmed to: deliver “medicine” through a syringe or via projectile needles stored inside their blank faces.But it’s not their facade you should be worried about. It’s those hands.Made of organic skin, the appendage is, according to the Doctor, the “ultimate universal interface, grown and grafted, not born.”“I mean, it’s actually seeing with its fingers, scanning the room,” he tells Rory. “But why not just give it eyes?”Why indeed.(Perhaps because a vacant, sleek profile is infinitely more creepy than a blinking, smiling robot head.)I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying “This is a kindness” (via BBC)Regardless of their sinister veneer, the machines are not inherently evil creatures. Relentless and determined, sure. But not malicious. Still, it’s best to stay away from the Handbots at all costs.Their molded fists can render a human unconscious with one touch. Or, more importantly—as the incredibly bad-ass Amy quickly discovers—when placed against one another, the hands create feedback strong enough to knock out the threatening cyborgs.Little else is known about the Handbots, including who or what created them. All we really do know is that they bear a striking resemblance to inflatable healthcare robot Baymax—the sweetest, most cuddly android in the land.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon last_img read more

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Clark County fares well in Senate capital budget

first_imgA new regional crisis center for Clark County didn’t make the cut, but several other big projects got earmarked for funds in the $3.8 billion 2017-2019 capital budget released Tuesday by the chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.The budget directs $48.8 million in new appropriations for projects in Vancouver and around the county that include a new center to treat adolescents experiencing substance abuse or mental health issues, as well as improvements to streets, schools and buildings for schools and local nonprofits.Mark Brown, lobbyist for both the cities of Vancouver and Ridgefield, said that the county’s legislative delegation was particularly successful in landing new appropriations in a budget cycle where appropriations were dominated by construction projects for schools.“This is a year where it’s impossible to get everything,” said Brown. “You should be grateful for anything, but the fact is we did much better than anything.”The capital budget has a different function than the state’s operating and transportation budgets and allocates money for the acquisition and maintenance of land, buildings and equipment. Nearly half of the proposed capital budget goes toward supporting facilities for both K-12 and higher education. Twenty-nine percent goes toward natural resources-oriented projects, nearly 9 percent toward facilities for human services and 14 percent for general government projects.last_img read more

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Cuban Apprehension and Assistance in Boat Accident

first_img Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina Related Items:apprehension, cuban, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Apr 2015 – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was involved in a Cuban migrant apprehension incident in the Cay Sal Bank area. Also around the same time. Members of the Defence Force’s Harbour Patrol Unit provided escort assistance to a yacht that was involved in a boating accident, which resulted in the death of a Bahamian male in ocean waters north of Sandyport, Nassau.In the first instance, five Cuban nationals were apprehended by Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Durward Knowles near Anguilla Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area while patrolling the southwestern Bahamas earlier today. The five Cubans, who were aboard a makeshift liferaft at the time, will be taken by DURWARD KNOWLES to Bimini for further processing by Bahamas Immigration Department officials stationed on that island.Also earlier this afternoon, the Defence Force’s safeboat along with a Police Marine vessel provided escort services for a yacht that was involved in a collision at sea in ocean waters north of Sandyport, New Providence. The 90-foot yacht had collided with a small craft resulting in one of the occupants aboard the smaller vessel succumbing to injuries. It is understood that the deceased was in the company of two others engaged in fishing on the smaller vessel when the accident occurred. The smaller craft subsequently capsized.The pleasure yacht transported the deceased and the remaining survivors to Prince George Wharf in Nassau where members of the Defence and Police Forces continued their investigations. Haitian Migrants Apprehended Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Awardlast_img read more

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Trump to display armoured tanks on Fourth of July celebrations

first_img 4th July In Numbers Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:33Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:32?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.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 …center_img President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave from the Truman Balcony during Fourth of July celebrations in 2018ReutersUS President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will display military capabilities, including M1 Abrams tanks, flyovers by fighter jets and other weapons, in the country’s annual Fourth of July celebrations in Washington.According to Reuters, extended fireworks display and flyovers by Air Force One, the custom Boeing 747 used by US presidents, and the US Navy’s Blue Angels jet squadron will be the event’s highlights.The American independence celebrations, that will take place on Thursday, will not parade down Pennsylvania Avenue due to the risk of possible damages caused by the tanks on city roads.”You’ve got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks so we have to put them in certain areas but we have the brand new Sherman tanks and we have the brand new Abrams tanks,” Trump said in a address from the oval office.While the M1A1 Abrams is the current official US military battle tanks, the Sherman tanks have been out of service since the 1950s and were widely known for its use by the US during the second world war.Along with the military display, Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial will be another new element in the US Independence day celebration. “I’m going to say a few words, and we’re going to have planes going overhead,” Trump said, “And we’re going to have tanks stationed outside.””Salute to America will honour each of the nation’s five service branches with music, military demonstrations, flyovers and much more. Participants include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others,” said a statement by the Department of Interior.However, the local officials and lawmakers have raised concern over Trump’s political speech as he had announced his re-election campaign in June. The officials doubt that the speech can the traditional nonpartisan values of the American independence celebration.The Fourth of July or July 4 celebrations is a federal holiday that celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the US from the British on July 4, 1776.last_img read more

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Troops Deployment Could Hurt Texas Economy

first_img Share Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss/U.S. Air Force via APThe Trump administration is deploying active duty troops to the border to help stave off migrant caravans.The current deployment of U.S. troops to the southern border might cause the Texas economy to lose $1.7 billion in potential revenues and lose over 9,500 jobs, according to an analysis by The Perryman Group, an economic research firm based in Waco.The Perryman GroupM. Ray Perryman.M. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, told News 88.7 he has looked at economic activity that would not happen because of the deployment and that would happen otherwise.“We know this happens because troops have been deployed to the border three or four times in the last ten or fifteen years and we can look at what happens when they’re there versus what happens when they’re not there,” said Perryman, who speaks of “historical patterns.”The analysis details that the $1.7 billion in “expenditures losses” would be “per year of deployment.”Perryman’s analysis also contends the deployment could cause over $859.1 million in annual gross product in Texas.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/08124425/HPM-Red-2018-11-08-at-12.43pm.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“The deployment increases feelings of uncertainty about the area’s stability and it could discourage business investment, tourism, and other desirable economic activity,” noted Perryman, while adding “you’ll have companies that are reluctant to invest, you’ll have shoppers who won’t come from across the border to shop, you’ll have even local people, local residents, who don’t come out and shop during these times.”According to the expert, deployments slow down spending by businesses and individuals on both sides of the border and also some of the manufacturing activity in that region.As an example, Perryman said people from Mexico who normally come over for Christmas shopping in McAllen won’t come because of fear of the troops and the possibility of being stopped.last_img read more

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SUDARSHAN SHETTY Shadow City – A life after

first_imgThe Bhubaneshwar Art Trail curated by Jagannath Panda and Premjish Achari became the stuff of dreams in the temple town of Bhubaneshwar known for its magic and caprice and devotion to Lord Jagannath. Of great curiosity for me was Sudarshan Shetty’s choice of place as well as his installation because amongst Indian contemporary artists no one has the capacious repertoire of history and contemporary inquisitiveness that Sudarshan has when he combines space and time and materials to create epoch-making installations. And ‘Shadow City – A life after’, an installation of six separate wooden structures did not disappoint in the least. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHere at the Guajhara overlooking a beautiful pond flanked by an abandoned temple stood Sudarshan’s wooden installation replete with linear, lithe lines and the weaving in of both space and light and time immemorial as you glimpsed the setting sun casting its shadows. As a conceptual artist, Sudarshan is renowned for his enigmatic and often mechanised sculptural installations. In the past, his hybrid constructions have questioned the fusion of Indian and Western traditions as well as exploring domestic concerns and the notion of movement. In this case, the choice of materials is paramount and so is the idea of weaving in the transient nature of art and the structure so created. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The underlying artifice of putting on a show of art is at the root of the work. The artist is performing a role; either literally or at a poetic distance as an exploration into the efficacy and futility of objects,” adds Sudarshan. “In assuming this role a way is opened to invoke (or simply borrow) the seriousness and sincerity of a formal gesture.” Sudarshan used wooden skeletal structures which were produced with the help of local craftsmen who make objects for various religious and social ceremonies and events. This is something Sudarshan has done for years with his installations over time. “These structures are made every year only to be dismantled after its transient function is once served,” he explains. “Rice, a physical and perishable material, stands as a fundamental symbol for food and nourishment in most rituals of death.” Rice and wood become materials of both permanence and transience. Permanence in terms of the fact that we use it even today. Transience in terms of creating a context of conversations that speak of life and death. “The play between the two familiar elements rendered unfamiliar through an unlikely coming together, perhaps opens up possibilities for other meanings to emerge,” opines Sudarshan. What entices is the ability that Sudarshan has to engage us in the creation of new contexts even in materials as mundane as rice and wood. But on second thoughts there is nothing mundane here-it is born of a tradition, a referencing and a representation of a cultural ethos. Curator Premjish Achari states: “I see Sudarshan’s installation as a spiritual-architectural complex which reflects upon devotion and death. The use of rice in his work is a very direct reference to the death rituals in Hinduism whereas rice is also used in the offerings. Placing these in the skeletal wooden structures, resembling temples, Sudarshan proposes the ambiguities of rituals.” The Bhubaneshwar Art Trail inaugurated by the Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on November 18 runs for a month.last_img read more

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Constantly Walking on Stilts – How One French Community Survived

first_imgToday, much of the Landes region in southwestern France is a forest. Indeed, it is the largest forest in the country. But over a century ago (the mid-19th century to be exact) the scenery was something quite different.Instead of an area densely covered with pine trees, there was a vast expanse of swampy terrain, as far as the eye could see, with nary a road in sight.Landes, France.For centuries, the impoverished people who lived there—a good number of them shepherds—came up with a novel way to negotiate the mushy, uneven, and unforgiving landscape: They walked on stilts.This unique form of transportation enabled the shepherds to make their way through the countryside, which became particularly soggy after fierce rainfalls.But there were other advantages to traveling several feet above solid ground.1913For one thing, perched up high, the shepherds could easily see and tend to their flocks of sheep, while keeping their eyes peeled for ravenous packs of wolves.What’s more, the stilts helped them take longer strides, so they were able to cover longer distances in a shorter amount of time.The stilts (called tchangues, or “big legs”), constructed of wood and standing approximately five feet high, had wide straps to support the feet.Shepherd wearing tchangues, c. 1908.The lowest part, which touched the ground, was widened a bit and made sturdy with sheep’s bone, not unlike small hooves.The shepherd would carry a staff for extra support and to aid him in getting onto the stilts. It was also employed as a crook to guide his flock.In fact, the stilts were so remarkably steady, the shepherds were able to live a large portion of their lives at a lofty height. Some were even dexterous enough to work on knitting while watching their sheep.Inhabitants of the Landes by Jean Louis Gintrac (1808—1886), Museum of Fine Arts, Bordeaux.Shepherds weren’t the only ones to possess this skill. Men, women, and children were all talented stilt-walkers.In fact, they were trained at a young age, learning to perform some fairly amazing feats of balance and dexterity.Women, for example, could pluck flowers from the ground. Mail carriers delivered parcels on poles.Sylvain Dornon, stilt walker of Landes.Hoisted housewives shopped and gossiped at local markets. Children did their chores and walked to school on stilts. (You might say — pardon the pun — the citizens of Landes lived high on the bog.)All of which delighted visitors to the region. It is said that when Empress Josephine visited Landes in 1808 to meet Napoleon, she and her court were greeted by a group of stilt walkers so adept, they were able to keep up with her carriage horses, much to the Empress’s amusement.The ladies tossed coins on the ground and watched as stilt walkers tussled over the loose change, often resulting in comical falls.Perhaps most impressive of all, in 1891, Sylvain Dornon walked from Paris to Moscow — a distance of more than 1,740 miles — on stilts. The entire journey took him just 58 days.Read another story from us: A Closer Look at the Incredibly Bizarre Horned Helmet of Henry VIIIAlas, stilt walking, along with sheep herding, would come to an end in the Landes region by the close of the 19th century, as the marshland was drained and replaced by a plantation of pine trees.But the remarkable skill hasn’t died out entirely: Stilt walking is still performed today at local folk festivals.last_img read more

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Wix Introduces New AI That Aims to Instantly Set Up Unique Websites

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 7, 2016 2 min read One of the first steps to launching a company with staying power is to create a solid web presence. To that end, cloud-based website builder Wix.com has rolled out a new tool to help businesses get online even faster.With WixADI (Artificial Design Intelligence), the company utilizes AI that was taught about the design and aesthetic preferences of Wix.com’s 86 million users. With that knowledge, it can create a unique and customizable website for a new user based on the answers to just a few questions, according to Wix.Related: 50 Must-Have Features for Small-Business Websites (Infographic)The Israel-based Wix says that with WixADI, no two websites are alike, and based on your location and what kind of business you run — whether it is a restaurant or gym — you will get a website that is best suited to your needs. The customizable choices included layouts and themes, fonts, sections, colors, images and social media buttons.“Wix ADI is an advancement that has been under development for years, and we know from our deep experience and extensive research that there is considerable demand from individuals, designers and businesses all over the world for exactly this type of solution,” Head of Wix ADI Nitzan Achsaf said in a statement.Wix ADI will be available to users over the next several months.center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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Global Hyperloop Technology Market Expected to Reach 6000 Million by 2026

first_imgAccording to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Hyperloop Technology Market by Type and Transportation System: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2026,” the global hyperloop technology market is estimated to account for $1,350 million in 2022, and is projected to reach at $6,000 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 45.2% from 2023 to 2026.Presently, Asia-Pacific dominates this market. In 2022, China is expected to register the highest growth in Asia-Pacific. Similarly, the UK led the overall market in the European region. Presently, the U.S. is expected to dominate the North American market.Request Sample Report at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2416Upsurge in demand for faster transportation mode has driven the hyperloop technology market growth. Furthermore, low cost of the transportation technology as compared to other transportation modes such as road, water, air, and rail, and its energy-efficient & environment-friendly nature fuel the growth of the market. However, the possibility of technical glitches and shortage of power restrain the market growth.In 2022, the passenger segment dominated the global hyperloop technology market, in terms of revenue. However, based on transportation system, route is anticipated to dominate the global market, followed by tube in 2022.KEY FINDINGS OF THE STUDYRoute system is expected to generate the highest revenue in 2022.In 2022, the passenger segment is expected to account for the highest revenue in the market.North America is anticipated to exhibit a highest CAGR during the forecast period.For Purchase Enquiry: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2416The key players profiled in the report include AECOM, Dinclix Ground Works, Hyperloop India, Hyperloop One, Inc., Hyperloop Transportation Technology, Space Exploration Technologies Crop., Tesla, Inc., TransPod Inc., Uwashington Hyperloop, and VicHyper.last_img read more

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Why you should use SnapScan for your small business

first_imgThe technological world is constantly evolving and producing new and exciting products designed to make our lives easier.Once your small business in biz.albertonrecord.co.za has gotten off the ground, you’ll look for ways to streamline operations.Here’s how SnapScan works121.) SnapCode2.) Smartphone3.) Download SnapScan appAnyone with a smartphone can download the app which can then be used wherever the special SnapCode is displayed by a merchant. The customer scans the SnapCode with their phone and then confirm the transaction using their unique PIN. The credit or cheque card linked to the app will automatically be debited and the business will receive the funds immediately.Why should you choose SnapScan as a small business owner?It’s safe and secure.SnapScan uses a patented security model that ensures that all transactions and information exchanges are safe and secure. Customers feel comfortable because it’s a simple payment mechanism that is also secure.Sign up is quick, affordable and easy to manage WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite It only takes a few minutes to sign up via SnapScan’s website portal. If you’re a Standard Bank account holder, you can complete the entire process online. If you have an account with a different bank, your details will be passed on to a sales agent, who will conduct a site visit at your business premises to complete the registration. There are no recurring or expensive hardware costs to using SnapScan for your business – we only charge a once-off R250 call out fee for the site visit (if required), and a 3 percent transaction fee.You’ll receive an SMS confirmation every time a transaction made to your SnapCode is successful, so managing your sales will be a breeze.Your customers will thank youThe easier and more convenient things are, the more likely people are to try them. Gone are the days of having to carry cash and credit cards around.Funds are settled dailyAll transactions are tallied on a daily basis and settled directly to your bank account on the following business day. You’ll also receive daily reports listing all the payments made to you, which make up the settlement amount.It’s portableIf your small business is one on the go, then SnapScan will make your life that much easier. Simply set it up wherever you are and then wait for your customers to scan. It’s one less thing to have to worry about when running your own business.last_img read more

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