Backed by France, India likely to bolster presence in the Indian Ocean

first_imgIncreased naval cooperation in the Indian Ocean will feature prominently in discussions when French President Emmanuel Macron meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, during French leader’s three-day bilateral visits which begins on Friday.“There will be a special emphasis on the India Ocean. France has significant military and colony interests in the region, including France’s overseas naval bases in the western Indian Ocean,” sources in the French government said.Read it at National Herald Related Itemslast_img

UAAP Season 80 Preview: New look, same goals for FEU Tamaraws

first_imgYear after year, Far Eastern University has always been a contender for the UAAP title.This season is no different for the Tamaraws — except for one thing: a new head coach in Olsen Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTaking the mantle from his brother Nash, the PBA great seeks to continue FEU’s winning ways in his coaching debut in the collegiate scene after being in the pros for the past five years.“I feel I’m here to continue the program of coach Nash. We’re still running the same system: the dribble-drive. But of course, I’m bringing in my own ideas as well,” he said. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UAAP Season 80 Preview: Now contenders, Adamson Falcons embracing the pressure For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img It will be new Tamaraws squad under Racela with only Ron Dennison and Prince Orizu as the remaining players from the champion team which won the title two years back.But this time, FEU will have the likes of RJ Ramirez, Jasper Parker, Hubert Cani, and Arvin Tolentino joining the fray to make for a solid challenger to the UAAP throne.“Even though we are much smaller this year, we’ll make up with it through quickness because we’re a guard-based team,” said Racela.Despite the different look, the emphasis on excellence remains the same as FEU seeks to stretch their Final Four appearance to five years straight.But Racela doesn’t want to put too much pressure on his wards, simplifying his challenge to just give it their all every single game.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Coach: Olsen RacelaLast Season: 9-5 (Final Four)Holdovers: Ron Dennison, Prince Orizu, Axel IñigoAdditions: RJ Ramirez, Jasper Parker, Hubert Cani, Arvin TolentinoKey Losses: Raymar Jose, Monbert Arong, Ken HolmqvistADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Just like any other team, our realistic goal is to make the Final Four and then let’s see what happens from there,” he said. “But I always tell my players that no expectations, that what we expect from them actually is for them to play hard every single game, give it their best every single game, and the result will take care of itself.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy J7 Core with 5.5-inch super AMOLED display, 13MP rear camera launched

first_imgAfter silently launching the new Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 in India only few days ago, Samsung has now launched a tone-down version of the Galaxy J7 (2017), dubbed as Galaxy J7 Core. The phone has been released in Philippines at PHP 9,990 which is roughly Rs 12,600 in India.The phone is available in Black and Gold colour options, selling in all the retail stores across the country. About the specs, the Galaxy J7 Core sports a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display with 720×1280 pixels of resolution. The phone is built of metal and is powered by a 1.6GHz Octa-Core processor paired with 2GB RAM. There is 16GB internal storage that’s expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone runs on Android Nougat and is backed by a 3000mAh battery.The phone’s specs page shows that the phone can run for up to 11 hours of internet use, up to 17 hours of video playback and up to 21 hours of talktime.On the optics front, the phone is supported by 13MP rear camera with F1.9 and auto focus. There is a 5MP selfie camera with F2.2 and flash. The phone supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi and Micro USB support.Samsung has also unveiled the J7+ smartphone alongside the Galaxy J7 Core, but in Malaysia. One of the main highlights is the dual cameras in the phone. The Galaxy J7+ comes with 13MP+ 5MP camera on the back and 16MP front camera. The phone comes with 5.5-inch display with 1080 x1920 pixels of resolution. There’s a 3000mAh battery which is non-removable. The Galaxy J7 runs on octa-core processor.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) launched in India: Full specs, features, price & availabilitySamsung has recently unveiled the Galaxy J2(2017) in India. The phone is launched at Rs 7,350 and comes with an Ultra Data Saving feature which allows user to save data on their smartphone.  The phone comes with 4.7-inch display, smaller than the original J2 which was launched last year. The device runs on Android and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor paired with 1GB RAM. There’s a 2000mAh battery that company claims can power the phone for nearly 41 hours of playback time, and 12 hours of talktime.last_img read more

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma: Unstoppable force since World Cup 2015

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli’s career graph has climbed sharply since World Cup 2015. It would not be wrong to say that Kohli has been unparalleled in the last 4 years leading up to World Cup 2019.Virat Kohli has the most number of centuries for an active players and is racing to surpass legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar record 49 hundreds despite having played 233 fewer innings.Last year, Virat Kohli created history by becoming the first player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, as well as the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards.Since the 2015 World Cup, where India were knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual winners Australia, Virat Kohli has hit 4306 runs in ODI format-the highest by any batsmen since the showpiece event. The 30-year-old has hit 19 centuries in the 4-year-period.Following Virat Kohli in the list of leading run scorers since the 2015 World Cup is Rohit Sharma, who has amassed 3790 runs at an average of 61.12 with the help of 14 centuries.In that time, the Indian opener also hit his third double hundred (208*) to become the only player in the history of the game to do so.England Test captain Joe Root is next in the line-up with 3498 runs, averaging at 58.30. Root has been in good run-of-form in the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan and will look to emulate the same when he plays his second World Cup at home.Eoin Morgan is not much far behind from his compatriot Joe Root. With a consistent performance since the 2015 World Cup, Morgan has smashed 3039 runs at an average of 46.75.advertisementThe England limited-overs captain is enjoying good time with bat going into the 2019 World Cup. Morgan scored an unbeaten 71 and 76 runs in the ODI series against Pakistan.Catching up with Morgan is South African wicket-keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock with his 2971 runs scored at an average of 50.35. The 26-year-old has whakced 8 centruries and 16 half-centuries since the Australia World Cup.Also Read | Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz included in Pakistan’s 15-man squad for 2019 World CupAlso Read | Where are India’s 2011 World Cup winners?Also Seelast_img read more

Sick Isaiah Anderson Catch

first_imgIsaiah Anderson doing his Justin Blackmon impression here with a crazy catch in double coverage on a great throw from #10.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Allegri: Higuain is extraordinary

first_imgJuventus Allegri praises Higuain but wants improvement in Europe Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 11:20 10/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) GonzaloHiguain - Cropped Getty Images Juventus Milan v Juventus Milan Serie A The Argentine is gifted and extraordinary, but his manager still wants more from the forward Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lauded the “extraordinary” Gonzalo Higuain, but challenged the forward to continue improving.A brace from Higuain led Juve to a 2-0 win over AC Milan on Saturday, taking the Argentina international’s tally to 101 Serie A goals.Sporting 11/4 to beat Juventus Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Allegri was full of praise for the 29-year-old forward, but he wants to see even more from Higuain.”Higuain is currently fit because he has worked a lot during the international break and he normally works with a lot of intensity during those sessions,” he told a news conference.”When it’s like this, one feels better, runs more, smiles more. It’s the same for people like me who don’t practice sports anymore but if we feel fit, we are not overburdened, we feel lighter and we don’t fall asleep. We smile more, we feel better and brighter.”And the same goes for footballers. If one feels well, things become a lot easier.”Especially because Gonzalo is a great player – he is technically very gifted, he is extraordinary.”But he must not stop, he still needs to improve his condition, he needs to raise the bar especially in Europe.”Over the last 20 years, @G_Higuain is only the 2nd player after Ibrahimovic to score goals in 2 of Europe’s top five leagues.#ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/HN36WuoNHz— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 28, 2017Higuain scored in either half to see Juve to their win, which sees them sitting second to Napoli in the table.Allegri was pleased with his side’s performance, saying: “Playing in Milan is never easy because the San Siro always commands great performances.”When you play a Milan-Juventus game, technical values just reset and some balanced games are the result of this.”The boys have showed that they are at a certain level and are made of some substance.”last_img read more

NYK Transports Oil for Thailand with VLCC …

first_imgTaizan is scheduled to shuttle oil primarily from the Arabian Gulf to Thailand for three years, which will allow for the continued economic growth of Thailand through the long-term, stable transport of this energy resource. Thai Oil operates one of the largest refineries in Thailand. Its business relationship with NYK began in February 2011 with the establishment of a joint venture that purchased the VLCC Tenyo (built: 2000; DWT; about 280,000 tonnes) from NYK and then chartered it to Thai Oil under a 10-year contract. The same process for followed to conclude a long-term contract with NYK for the VLCC Tateyama (built: 2002; DWT: about 300,000 tonnes) in November 2012. Thai Oil and NYK maintained close relations, and this third vessel, Taizan, was added to Thai Oil’s fleet in the same manner as the two previous ships.Thai Oil decided on Taizan after highly appraising NYK for its crew training and ship management. Thai Oil was particularly impressed by NYK’s crew management, which allows for career advancement through seafarer development at the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Manila and NYK’s crew training center in Singapore.One of the strategies contained in NYK’s medium-term management plan “More Than Shipping 2013” is to remain focused on meeting the growing demand for transport to and from Asia, and NYK thus looks forward to working with Thai Oil and further expanding the transport of energy resources in the area. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 NYK, February 13, 2014center_img Print  Close zoom NYK has started transporting oil for an affiliate of the Thai Oil Public Co. Ltd. (Thai Oil) using a third very large crude-oil carrier (VLCC), Taizan (built: 2002; DWT: about 300,000 tonnes).last_img read more

Scheer concerned about Fords decision to scrap planned Frenchlanguage university

first_imgAndrew Scheer says he spoke with Ontario’s Conservative premier about the cancellation of a planned French-language university, but did not ask him to reverse the decision. Scheer told reporters at a news conference that he “expressed his concerns” about the cancellation while meeting with Doug Ford at the province’s Progressive Conservative party convention, but says the decision was the premier’s to make. Ford’s government announced the move on Thursday, in its first fiscal update since taking office.Plans for the university were announced in July 2017 by the province’s previous Liberal government.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he was “deeply disappointed” by Ford’s move, while Melanie Joly, the minister of official languages, tweeted that Ford and Scheer should know Francophones “cannot and will not be shortchanged.”Scheer says the Liberals are just trying to politicize something that has nothing to do with him.He says when voters go to the polls in next year’s federal election, they’ll be voting on federal issues, not provincial ones.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Justin Trudeau credits immigration for Canadas growing tech sector

first_imgTORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says immigration is a significant reason why Canada’s technology sector has been thriving.The prime minister was the first keynote speaker at a technology conference in Toronto.This is the first time the event, called Collision, is being held in Canada and organizers are calling it North America’s fastest growing technology conference.Trudeau stressed that Canada has become a major source of talent for tech all over the world and that it’s attracting entrepreneurs to start their business in the country.He says immigration as well as the federal government investing in education and research has boosted the economy and allowed Canadian companies and startups to flourish.Trudeau also spoke about the federal government’s recent announcement to create a digital charter that would combat hate speech, misinformation and election interference, saying the framework would focus on Canada working collaboratively with tech companies.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Recent Developments Residential school students say theyve been hurt by law firm

first_imgAPTN National NewsOn November 10, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Brenda Brown ordered an investigation into the allegations made against a Calgary law firm. We do not know how many of the Blott and Company lawyers are facing these allegations.There is a publication ban on material that is before the court.The original air date for the APTN Investigates episode on this matter was to be Jan. 27, 2012. Many of our sources urged us to move the broadcast date up so that their concerns could be made known to the public as soon as possible. So we decided to move the date of our broadcast up to November 28.Our investigation was nearing completion in late October. That’s when the people responsible for overseeing the Indian residential school students’ compensation process suddenly took action. We say “suddenly” because a handful of reliable sources have told us they’d had been reporting concerns for three years or longer and seeing no action. That lack of visible action is what prompted some of those sources to approach APTN Investigates.But after we began asking questions, things definitely started to happen.A meeting attended by a number of senior officials was held in Stand Off, AB. on Oct. 22.More than a dozen people attended that meeting in the Chief Shot Both Sides Building on the Blood Reserve. Included in that number was court monitor Randy Bennett, Michael Mooney of Crawford Class Action Services, National Administrative Committee member Kathleen Mahoney and her spouse Phil Fontaine, former national chief and representative plaintiff for the residential schools settlement agreement, Treaty 7 Grand Chief Charles Weasel Head, who is also chief of the Blood Tribe, Charlene Belleau, head of the AFN residential schools unit, and others.The allegations former students were making against Blott and Company were put before the court monitor at that Saturday meeting in Southern Alberta. We are told the court monitor made the decision then and there to ask the court to order an investigation.We expect the matter was discussed when the Oversight Committee met in Toronto on Oct. 25, but the minutes of that meeting have not yet been posted online.Shortly after that meeting in Stand Off, Mooney applied to British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Brenda Brown for an ex parte order suspending the law firm from contact with its clients. That order was issued in Vancouver on October 31.An ex parte application is one where the other side is not present to argue against the action requested of the court. Ex parte processes are very rare. After the suspension order was issued, the parties were summoned to appear before Justice Brown in Vancouver on November 10.At the end of that day-long hearing, Justice Brown lifted the suspension so that Blott and Company clients could resume receiving legal representation. But the judge ordered the court monitor to commence an investigation into the allegations.As we said earlier, the judge placed a publication ban on materials before the court. APTN Investigates does not know what is before the court. We have not obtained any materials or information from what has been filed in court. We are reporting only on information we gathered independently. Most of that information was gathered well before the court became involved in this matter. Many current or former Blott clients allowed us to look through their files and see the paperwork associated with their claims last August.During the last weekend in November, the court monitor began seizing files. One of our sources voluntarily surrendered the material she had placed in the possession of Russell D. Taylor, a private investigator in Alberta.last_img read more

Liberals tap Huffman as federal candidate

The opportunity Waterford-area voters presented Kim Huffman to represent them at Norfolk council last fall has presented itself in turn as an opportunity to serve on an even bigger stage.Wednesday, Huffman confirmed she has been tapped by the Liberal Party Riding Association of Haldimand-Norfolk to run as the party’s candidate in this fall’s federal election.“As some of you may have already heard, I have been asked to run in the upcoming federal election for the Haldimand-Norfolk Liberal Party,” Huffman said on her Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.“To be clear and transparent, this was something that was not on my radar, nor did I seek it out.“After being asked, my family and I discussed this opportunity to its fullest extent. After much deliberation we decided to go for it!“I am honoured to represent both Haldimand and Norfolk and to bring an engaged, involved and fresh voice to this campaign and to Ottawa. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.”Huffman was unavailable for comment after making her announcement. However, her Facebook posting received dozens of encouraging comments.“Good for you Kim,” said supporter Jean Leguee of Waterford. “You’re a go-getter.”Other advised Huffman to be cautious. One commentator reminded her that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may be a feminist in name only, citing the example of two leading women in the Liberal caucus who have since been ousted and forced to sit as independents.“Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott,” wrote Dave Montour, owner of Burlington Tire. “Be careful.”As it stands, Huffman will go head-to-head in the coming campaign against local Conservative incumbent Diane Finley. Local Greens and NDP have not yet announced their candidates. There is also a good possibility that several special-issue parties will enter candidates into the local race.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

La douleur Détectable grâce aux contractions de nos pupilles

first_imgLa douleur : Détectable grâce aux contractions de nos pupilles ?Alors qu’il n’est pas toujours évident d’exprimer ni de mesurer la douleur, des chercheurs français ont avancé la théorie selon laquelle elle serait détectable grâce aux contractions des pupilles. Après stimulation lumineuse de la rétine, les contractions de la pupille varieraient selon le niveau de douleur. Cette technique pourrait aider le personnel médical à évaluer la douleur de patients en incapacité d’exprimer ce qu’ils ressentent. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce mécanisme a notamment été étudié par des chercheurs de l’Inserm auprès de femmes en train d’accoucher. “Nous avions pour but d’établir un lien entre les caractéristiques de la pupille, les contractions utérines et le soulagement par la péridurale”, a expliqué Jean Guglielminotti, l’un des chercheurs. Les modifications de la pupille ont été observées avant et après l’administration de la fameuse péridurale, mais également pendant et entre les contractions. Les résultats ont révélé que les pupilles se dilatent et se contractent durant les contractions utérines alors qu’une fois la péridurale administrée, les pupilles retrouvent leur taille normale. Même si cette technique permet de déterminer si une personne est en souffrance ou non, il reste difficile de déterminer son niveau exact de souffrance. Chaque personne a en effet tendance à tolérer de manière différente la douleur. Cette technique aurait donc pour objectif principal de déterminer l’état de douleur d’un patient incapable de s’exprimer mais également de mesurer l’efficacité des antalgiques administrés. “Nos résultats suggèrent que la pupille est un bon indicateur de la douleur. Nous devons désormais valider cette méthode à plus grande échelle et dans d’autres situations”, conclut Jean Guglielminotti. Le 14 avril 2013 à 15:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Heritage month packed with culture

first_img Heritage Month in TCI starts in South Caicos Recommended for you Related Items:Minister portia smith, national heritage month National Heritage Month ends Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Sept 2015 – Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment, Hon. Porsha Smith in her address during the House of Assembly meeting on Monday, spoke about the upcoming events slated to take place during the month of October for National Heritage Month. The Minister said National Heritage month gives TC Islanders an opportunity to celebrate a rich culture. The entire month of October is being dedicated to celebrating dialect, cuisine, art, history and the way forward as a country. This year’s theme is ‘Living Our Culture, Securing Our Heritage’ Giving the world a sense of what TCI represents while nurturing our own and the beauty it beholds.”As for the activities, the month of October is looking to be packed with down home culture beginning October 1, 2015 with an ecumenical service to be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Grand Turk.The Heritage Month list of events also includes: fine art and culinary exhibitions and competitions, performing arts exhibitions, beach family fun day, Gospel concerts, a symposium at the Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex which will be dedicated to the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell. Howell was scheduled to be the first speaker on the program.Min. Smith encourages full participation in the cultural extravaganza. last_img read more

Security Architecture AntiPatterns by UK Government National Cyber Security Centre

first_imgThe National Cyber Security Centre of the UK Government recently published a white paper on the six design anti-patterns that should be avoided when designing computer systems.The first anti-pattern is ‘browsing-up’ for administration. This refers to administrating a system from a computer/terminal that is less trusted than the system itself. Essentially, the administrator computer is the weakest link and can be an easier target in attacks. A better approach to this is ‘browsing-down’, keeping administration computers clean by using safeguards such as not browsing the web or opening email attachments.A second pattern that should be avoided is short-cutting layered defences in a network, via management access. This can be identified when, for example, a user request has to traverse through a Web Application Firewall (WAF), an application server and some logic in order to access the database, whereas management access grants the administrator direct access to the database, bypassing all the intermediate layers. The recommended solution to this is to use a similar layered defences in management interface as is used for user access.Another pattern to be avoided is having multiple firewalls back-to-back for the same set of controls. The reasoning behind using multiple firewalls for the same controls (often from different vendors) is that an exploit in one of them would stop the attacker in the second one. The counter argument by NCSC is that an exploit in a firewall would rarely be a result of data payload, but most probably would be because of a vulnerability in the administration interface, which should not be connected to public Internet anyway. Also, effective patching should mean that only 0-day exploits would be able to be used by the attacker. Finally, proper defence-in-depth design of the network should minimise the effects of such a breach anyway. The recommendation by NCSC is to implement a firewall once, and do it well. Adminstrators should actively maintain the firewall and its configuration.Lifting and shifting an ‘on-premises’ solution to the cloud is another pattern to be avoided. This usually means that the on-premises infrastructure components are replicated into the cloud, without proper architecture design or consideration of whether they are still the best components to use. For example, spinning up an AWS EC2 instance, only to install an open source SQL database and use it as a database server, will have to be weighed against using the native AWS RDS solution. In general, using higher order services can both free up resources from patching and updating these systems, which will typically result in a more secure system.Having third party access that is not controlled and/or monitored is another pattern to avoid. This typically results from outsourcing support to a third party organisation. This third party may have direct access to a system, an access that bypasses many security layers. Avoiding this anti-pattern relies on following the principles mentioned above, allowing access based on the least privilege principle, and ensuring that there is an audit trail for every action in the system. Organisations should also choose third parties carefully, and perform appropriate due diligence.The last pattern to avoid is the “un-patchable system”. Systems that have to be operational 24/7 and can only be patched with downtime measured in hours (or even days) are very difficult to patch. Usually these are systems that have no redundancy in their subsystems, but systems should always be designed for easy maintainance, and patching should ideally be instant, continuous and incur zero downtime.The whitepaper itself goes to great lengths for each anti-patterns, and also suggests further reading.last_img read more

Beats answer to Apples new AirPods is arriving in April

first_img $119 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors AirPods 2 vs. AirPods: What’s the difference? See it The big question is price. The person I spoke to didn’t have any details on the cost, but the list price of the PowerBeats3 Wireless is $200. You can actually pick them up for as low as $90 on Amazon and Best Buy has them on sale for $100 off, which is also a pretty good indication that something new is coming.It wouldn’t be surprising if Beats stuck a list price of $250 on the new PowerBeats, although that’s too high and wouldn’t end up being the real street price. In my opinion, they have to cost $200 or less to compete with the AirPods, which are priced from $159 to $199.We’ll update this post as we get more info, but it should be an interesting next few months as more companies, including Apple’s own Beats, put out compelling AirPod alternatives. Apple Apple Mentioned Above Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless (Black) Share your voice Review • Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones: Better, but how much better? See It $199 Comments $49 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Accessories Headphones CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 $119 10 See It Amazon Enlarge ImageBeats will announce a new version of its PowerBeats sports earphones that removes the cords and makes them truly wireless, like the AirPods.  Sarah Tew/CNET Apple may make what it says is the “world’s most popular headphone” — the AirPods — but lest anyone forget, it’s the owner of another headphone company, Beats, which will have its own true wireless competitor hitting the market shortly. A cord-free version of the Beats PowerBeats wireless sports earphones will be announced in April, according to a person close to the retail channel who has previously provided credible information to CNET.We’ve seen this game plan before. After Apple released the AirPods in the fall of 2016, Beats also announced new headphones, including the BeatsX, which incorporated Apple’s latest headphone chip, the W1. Read: Beats Powerbeats Pro full CNET reviewSimilarly, the new true wireless PowerBeats earphones are expected to use Apple’s new H1 chip and have the same always-on Siri voice-assistant as the new AirPods, as well as the other connectivity improvements that the H1 is supposed to deliver. The battery life may also be better than the AirPods. Beats hasn’t had a major headphone release since the Beats Studio3 Wireless, which was updated with the W1 chip and improved sound in June of 2018. The brand is overdue to update its line. The new PowerBeats could serve as an alternative to people who were hoping the new AirPods would include design improvements that would help keep them more securely in more people’s ears, and offer features like better bass and water resistance. Those features will most likely be available in the new PowerBeats. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Best Buy • See It Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones reading • Beats’ answer to Apple’s new AirPods is arriving in April See All 2:45 Scoop Applelast_img read more

Document on trillion dollar economy for Odisha released

first_imgBhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday released the vision document ‘Economic Possibilities for Odisha – towards a One Trillion Dollar Economy’. The document has been jointly prepared by the JSW Group and PwC India. Releasing the report the Chief Minister said Odisha, having huge natural resources, is on its way to achieving this objective through its investment-friendly policies, infra connectivity and skilled manpower. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Odisha will take a central role in driving national growth as a manufacturing hub, he added. The global economy has grown over three times in the past three decades and it is projected that it could grow more than double in size by 2050. The potential of mineral-based industries in Odisha along with other sectors like agriculture, food processing, creative industries, MSMEs, women entrepreneurship will play an important role in making Odisha a one trillion dollar economy, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, JSW Chairman Sajjan Jindal emphasised on the role of regional economies in boosting India’s economy. He described Odisha as the ‘hidden gem’ of India. The vision document stresses on the unique competitive advantages of Odisha over other states and its potential to become the export hub for metal products across the world.last_img read more

Handover party office land Congress leaders urge in Srikakulam

first_imgSrikakulam: Congress party leaders demanded officials at weekly Spandana programme at Collector’s office here on Monday to hand over the party office land to them.According to District Congress Committee (DCC) president, Dola Jagan Mohan Rao, the land was allotted for construction of Congress party Assembly constituency level office in Tekkali in 1990 when K Rosayya was Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us Since then the land was not handed over to the party.We have been facing several civil disputes in different courts to get our land and finally we won the cases and courts also gave ruling in favour of us. But officials have not handed over the land due to pressure from TDP leaders, the DCC chief said. Later in elections TDP was defeated and again we have initiated the fight to get our land back DCC leaders, Kotha Madhusudhan Rao, Ch. Dilipkumar, DSK Prasad, Ratnala Narasimha Murthy explained.last_img read more

Seven new giant radio galaxies discovered

first_img GRG are radio galaxies with an overall projected linear length exceeding at least 3.3 million light years. They are rare objects grown in low-density environments. GRGs are important for astronomers to study the formation and the evolution of radio sources.Jonatan Rentería Macario of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas and Heinz Andernach of the University of Guanajuato have lately analyzed images available in two recent radio surveys covering large areas of sky. The data provided by the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) 1-2 GHz Snapshot Survey of SDSS Stripe82 and the 150-MHz LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey Preliminary Data Release (LoTSS-PDR) allowed the researchers to distinguish an impressive number of more than 2,000 extended features suggesting the presence of large radio galaxies. As a result, they confirmed the existence of seven new GRGs.”For our search, we selected two recent radio surveys that cover large areas of sky. (…) Here, we report the discovery of seven new GRGs in two recent surveys, the JVLA 1-2 GHz Snapshot Survey of SDSS Stripe82 and the 150-MHz LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey Preliminary Data Release (LoTSS-PDR),” the authors wrote in the paper.Two of the seven new GRGs reported in the paper were detected by the JVLA Snapshot Survey, while the rest was found the data provided by LoTSS-PDR. The largest of the newly discovered GRGs, designated J1301+5105, has the projected linear size of about 8.44 million light years, making it one of the biggest giant radio galaxies known to date. Currently, with a projected size of approximately 16 million light years, the J1420-0545 holds the title of the largest giant radio galaxy discovered so far.J0152+0015 is the smallest GRG reported in the study. Its projected linear size is approximately 3.35 million light years. The rest of the giant radio galaxies reported in the paper have sizes ranging from 4.08 to 5.09 million light years. According to the study, other interesting radio sources found by the two surveys will be inspected in more detail in the future, which could reveal the presence of more GRGs, especially radio-faint and distant ones.In concluding remarks, the researchers noted that their discovery proved that visual inspection of radio images is a successful method for finding new GRGs. “Our results show that current and forthcoming low-frequency surveys with excellent sensitivity to low surface brightness features have a large potential to discover significant amounts of giant radio galaxies as well as sources of complex or currently unknown types of morphologies,” the authors concluded. GRG J1301+5105 in LoTSS-PDR. The cross marks the host and the straight line is 10.3′ long. Credit: Macario and Andernach, 2017. Giant radio galaxy found by Indian astronomers © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Mexican astronomers report the discovery of seven new large extragalactic radio sources called giant radio galaxies (GRG). The GRGs were found by visual inspection of radio images provided by two astronomical radio surveys. The findings were presented October 31 in a paper published on arXiv.org. More information: New Giant Radio Galaxies in the SDSS-JVLA Stripe82 and LoTSS-PDR Survey, arXiv:1710.10731 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1710.10731AbstractExtragalactic radio sources with projected linear size larger than one Megaparsec 1 Mpc = 3.09e22 m = 3.3e6 light years) are called Giant Radio Galaxies (GRGs) or quasars (GRQs). Over the past few years our search for such objects by visual inspection of large-scale radio surveys like the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) and Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters (FIRST) has allowed us to quadruple the number of GRGs published in literature. Here we report the discovery of 7 new GRGs in two recent surveys, the JVLA 1-2 GHz Snapshot Survey of SDSS Stripe82 and the 150-MHz LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey Preliminary Data Release (LoTSS-PDR). Citation: Seven new giant radio galaxies discovered (2017, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-giant-radio-galaxies.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Etihad Airways new second daily Melbourne service takes off

first_imgEtihad Airways’ new second daily Melbourne service takes offThe launch this weekend of Etihad Airways’ second daily non-stop service will connect Melbourne with more of the world’s great cities and create new opportunities for international commerce and trade.Etihad Airways flight EY462 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10:30am local time on Saturday 1 August and touch down in Melbourne at approximately 6.05am on Sunday 2 August. The return flight EY463 will depart Melbourne at 3:00pm on 2 August and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 11.05pm the same day.The new service will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 40 in Business Class and 280 in Economy Class. It complements the airline’s existing daily non-stop B777 flight between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi.Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said the launch of the airline’s second daily flight would put Etihad Airways in its strongest ever competitive position in the Melbourne market.“Becoming the only airline to offer double daily non-stop flights between Melbourne and the UAE clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Victoria and exponentially increases the attractiveness of our customer proposition.“From August 1 we will connect more international visitors to Melbourne from more markets in the Middle East and Europe and will offer Melbournians the convenience of two daily departures and one-stop connectivity to more than 50 great destinations.“We also plan to boost our economic contribution to the state of Victoria through the airline’s successful freight division – Etihad Cargo. The addition of a second Boeing 777-300ER will double belly-hold cargo capacity between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi and provide new opportunities for bilateral trade with the UAE – Australia’s largest trading partner in the Middle East.”Etihad Airways will now offer one-stop connectivity between Melbourne and popular destinations such asEdinburgh, Geneva, Madrid and Zurich on the Etihad Airways network, Stuttgart and Vienna operated by the Air Berlin Group, and Venice operated by Alitalia, and improved connectivity to key destinations such as Athens and Brussels.The airline will also offer double daily connectivity between Melbourne and Manchester, Dublin, Beirut and London Heathrow, where guests will experience Etihad Airways’ flagship A380 aircraft. Etihad Airways will also offer double daily connections to Rome and Milan in conjunction with Alitalia, Berlin and Düsseldorf with airberlin, and Belgrade with Air Serbia.The new double daily schedule for Melbourne increases to 39 the total number of non-stop weekly return flights the airline operates between its four Australian gateways. The airline flies daily from Brisbane and Perth and offers double daily flights from Sydney – 11 of which are operated by Etihad Airways and three which are operated by partner Virgin Australia.Etihad Airways also codeshares on Virgin Australia flights to 44 destinations across Australia and six in New Zealand.The airline has strong ties to Melbourne and the state of Victoria through partnerships with Etihad Stadium, Melbourne City Football Club, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Melbourne Recital Centre and Islamic Museum of Australia. Fly Etihad AirwaysSource = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

The Beginning of a New Era in America

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News The Beginning of a New Era in America Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday afternoon, and those in the housing industry are expecting that the changes promised by the new administration will be beneficial to the housing industry.An estimated 800,000 people gathered at the nation’s Capitol to witness the swearing in of Trump and his Vice President, Mike Pence. Trump’s inauguration speech was heavily focused on returning the country back to the American people and putting American people first.“This moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America,” Trump told the crowd gathered for the inauguration. “This your day, this is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country. What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”Among the changes that Trump or his cabinet appointees have promised to make are rolling back regulations for housing, which greatly increased in response to the crisis of 2008; and ending the government’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which was intended to be temporary when it started in September 2008.President Donald J. Trump“I welcome the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States and the change a new administration will bring to the nation,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute and a former executive with Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac. “As a successful and prominent real estate developer, I believe President Trump is uniquely qualified to address the concerns and challenges facing the housing and mortgage markets with sound policies and strong cabinet appointments.”Trump has also promised reform to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Republicans have long criticized as unaccountable and overreaching. In particular, Republicans have been critical of the CFPB’s handling of enforcement activities within the mortgage industry, which they believe have made mortgage loans more expensive and more difficult to obtain.“I hope both the Trump Administration and Congress include on their ‘priority list’ how to bring some stability and certainty to our nation’s housing finance system,” said Brian Montgomery, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of the Collingwood Group and a former FHA Commissioner in the Bush and Obama Administrations. “Excessive enforcement actions, coupled with state and federal regulatory reforms, have discouraged mortgage lenders from making any loans that fall outside of the strict boundaries set by CFPB regulations. In the end, prospective homebuyers, including many who are first-time buyers with perhaps a blemish or two on their credit score, are largely shut out of the mortgage market from this stifling of housing credit.”The homeownership rate in the U.S. sank to a 51-year low in the second quarter of 2016, down to 62.9. It rose by 60 basis points in the third quarter but is still hovering above a record low.“There is tremendous opportunity,” said Meg Burns, Managing Director of the Collingwood Group. “The Trump leadership team has publicly acknowledged a concern with the regulators’ heavy-handed approach over the course of the crisis. There is a good chance that they will halt the very aggressive enforcement activity. It would be best to return to a monitoring regime that identifies problems and issues, so that they can be addressed and resolved, as opposed to stringent enforcement for the sole purpose of imposing financial penalties. The latter approach has clearly resulted in less lending activity and stifled access to credit.”For the last several months, the housing industry has been experiencing a shortage of available inventory for sale as demand has outpaced supply, and new construction has not been keeping up with the demand.“[T]he administration of Donald Trump could take a fresh look at existing regulations across the board, and that could result in new rulemaking to change provisions that are hurting real estate, including provisions in the Dodd-Frank financial services reform law enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis,” the National Association of Realtors (NAR) wrote. “NAR analysts say the association might favor easing some Dodd-Frank requirements on community banks, which traditionally provide the bulk of financing for housing construction. Housing starts have been far below what’s needed to meet rising demand, and easing some requirements on community banks could lead to more robust construction lending.”The inability of Congress until now to address the longstanding issues in the housing industry has had seriously adverse effects for the U.S. economy as a whole, according to Collingwood Group President Brian O’Reilly.“It’s amazing that something so vital as housing to the overall health of the American economy and the average—is something Congress still can’t rally in support of resolving—especially when the risks associated with continued failure to do so are potentially so serious,” O’Reilly said. “The facts are that housing is a critical component of overall economic health in the U.S. Thus, continued failure by Congress to address housing reform is reckless and irresponsible.” Donald Trump Housing Industry Inauguration President 2017-01-20 Seth Welborncenter_img Share January 20, 2017 716 Views last_img read more