Moroccos Ambassador Aims to Promote Kingdom among US Opinion Shapers

Rabat – Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, Lalla Joumala Alaoui seeks to promote Morocco’s position among US opinion makers during talks she held on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. with President of the National Press Club (NPC) Andrea Snyder Edney.The two officials met at the National Press Building, which houses NPC headquarters and dozens of US and foreign media offices, including Morocco’s news agency MAP.The meeting was aimed at discussing the means of strengthening relations between the National Press Club, one of the world’s most influential media organizations, and Morocco. Alaoui affirmed that she will strive to boost cooperation between the two sides, expressing the embassy’s willingness to be an interlocutor with members of the National Press Club.The Moroccan representative went on to list recent reforms implemented in Morocco, particularly those that touch institutional sectors, socio-economic issues, women’s empowerment and the religious field as part of a forward-looking and proactive approach that makes Morocco a haven of peace and stability in the region.The president of the National Press Club said she was delighted to receive Morocco’s ambassador to the US, and she expressed her willingness to push for the consolidation of relations between the NPC and Morocco through training, organizing conferences about Morocco, and future exchange visits.The meeting was also attended by former NPC President Thomas Burr and NPC Executive Director William McCarren.After the talks finished, Alaoui visited MAP’s offices at the National Press Building, where she met with journalists who report on news related to Morocco-US relations, international institutions based in the US and the United Nations, and issues affecting the Moroccan community in the US. read more

South Sudan Japanese engineers join UN mission to build roads and bridges

21 February 2012A Japanese engineering contingent has arrived in South Sudan to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the young country and help build roads and bridges in areas with very little basic infrastructure. A Japanese engineering contingent has arrived in South Sudan to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the young country and help build roads and bridges in areas with very little basic infrastructure.The group of 120 engineers from the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (GSDF) follows the arrival of an advance team of 34 logisticians from Japan last month, the mission (UNMISS) reported yesterday.By next month a full contingent of 330 engineers will be in place, as will road rollers, excavators, bulldozers and water tankers.South Sudan, which became independent from Sudan in July last year, has hardly any tarmacked roads or other basic infrastructure, a legacy in part of years of civil war in Sudan.Colonel Toru Namatame, who heads the Japanese unit in UNMISS, said his team specialized in “horizontal engineering” and its main role would be constructing roads and bridges.Hilde F. Johnson, the head of UNMISS and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan, voiced her gratitude to Japan for the new contingent.“The arrival of the Japanese Engineering Contingent is a welcome addition to the mission and its efficiency will only strengthen our efforts to provide assistance to the new nation,” she said today. read more

People smuggler arrested

Police have also completed their case against another people-smuggling boss called Jawed Muhmud, or Bilu, who is thought to be linked to four boats, including one which sank in June last year killing about 100 people.Prosecutors will now take the case to court. There were more than 210 people on board, and 189 people survived. The man, who is also known as Rosen, was arrested in Bogor, south of Jakarta, and police suspect he organised a boat which sank off Cidaun on the south-west coast of Java in July. Indonesian police have arrested a man who is understood to be a key people-smuggling boss, with suspected involvement in a fatal boat sinking.A senior Indonesian police source has told ABC News that they have arrested a Sri Lankan man called Akram. read more

BCE reports Q1 net earnings of 615 million up almost nine per

BCE reports Q1 net earnings of $615 million, up almost nine per cent by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2014 2:52 am MDT OTTAWA – Canada’s new wireless code of conduct is taking a bite out of BCE Inc.’s wireless business, but chief executive George Cope was upbeat about the company results that helped drive higher profits in the first quarter.Cope said the move to two-year contracts from three-year agreements under the new code has pushed up prices.“We’re thrilled with the financial results of the wireless business, but clearly the industry has slowed a little bit as a result of the wireless code,” Cope said Tuesday following the BCE annual meeting.“But, frankly, it was a really good first quarter and, if you look historically, the first quarter is the slowest because the fourth quarter is so strong.”He added that a lack of any big new offerings from the smartphone makers also affected the results.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission brought in a new wireless code of conduct in December. The changes included the right for consumers to cancel their wireless contracts after two years without fees, as well as certain limits on roaming and excess data charges.BCE reported Tuesday a first-quarter profit of $615 million or 79 cents per share, compared with $566 million or 73 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago, helped by growth in its wireless and media divisions.Operating revenues grew 3.7 per cent to $5.09 billion from $4.91 billion a year ago.Adjusted net earnings were $626 million or 81 cents per share, up from $599 million or 77 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 76 cents per share on $5.12 billion in revenue, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.BCE also confirmed its guidance outlined earlier this year for revenue growth in the range from two to four per cent and adjusted earnings per share in the $3.10 to $3.20 range.The results came as Bell added 33,964 postpaid net wireless customers, mostly smartphone subscribers on two-year contracts. That compared with 59,497 in the same quarter last year.Wireless revenues increased 4.5 per cent to $1.47 billion in the quarter, from $1.40 billion last year, as average revenue per user increased 3.5 per cent to $57.90.Barclays analyst Phillip Huang said the overall wireless results were “solid.”“Continued improvement in subscriber mix and data growth drove ARPU growth acceleration,” Huang noted, adding that the turnover of Bell wireless customers also improved slightly.On the downside, the corporate business was a source of weakness in the quarter as companies reduced the number of phone lines and converted to Internet-based services.Bell lost 35,595 lines at businesses, up 43 per cent or 10,706 compared with a year ago.Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose noted the weakness in the business segment reflected general economic weakness in Quebec and Ontario.“With no obvious turnaround in key verticals, like manufacturing and retailing, we expect continued weakness in the enterprise segment,” Ghose wrote in a note to clients.Revenues for Bell Media, which includes TV and specialty TV channels, increased by 40.7 per cent to $722 million thanks to higher advertising and subscriber fees from the Astral acquisition. Rate increases in specialty TV services and higher revenues from new mobile content deals also helped Bell Media’s revenues.BCE acquired Astral Media last year and its stable of TV channels and radio stations in a deal worth $3.8 billion.Revenues for subsidiary Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) decreased 1.2 per cent to $676 million in the first quarter due to continued declines in local and long-distance phone customers and competition.As of March 31, BCE said it had 7.9 million wireless subscribers, up 1.2 per cent from a year ago. The number of Internet subscribers grew 3.4 per cent to 3.16 million.Bell Fibe TV added 54,680 net new customers during the quarter, up 15.2 per cent. The company says its total number of TV subscribers rose 8.1 per cent to 2.52 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Boil advisory issued for areas of Lincoln County

Please boil your water until further notice. LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The McKinney Water District No. 1 in Lincoln County has issued a boil water advisory for the following areas:Including highway 198 starting at McKinney School to intersection of Hwy 698Short Pike RdHwy 518Norris RdHwy 127All of Geneva=McKinney RdOwens RdHwy 698 starting at Green River Church to intersection of Hwy 198Kings RdRube Brown RdBrown HollowSouth Fork RdToombs HollowHappy HollowSims RdMocassin RdAnd any roads leading off of these- Advertisement – read more

The worlds longest commercial flight has been cancelled

first_imgAmid Snap’s struggles as a public company, CEO Evan Spiegel gives this advice to founders: ‘Don’t go public’ (SNAP) Just 13% of Americans would support US military going to war over Saudi oil field attack I’ve only been using the new Apple Watch Series 5 for a few hours, but I can already tell its new display is going to be a game-changer (AAPL) THE WORLD’S LONGEST-DISTANCE commercial flight ended its run after nine years of shuttling passengers from Newark International to Singapore’s Changi Airport.According to the International Business Times, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ21 lasted 19 hours and covered nearly 10,000 miles. It operated on an Airbus A340 with only 100 seats, all of them business class.The airline is cancelling the once daily flight because it’s unprofitable, partly due to rising fuel costs.It’s exchanging those A340 planes for larger A380s, which are not designed to fly as far. Passengers who choose to make the trip with Singapore Airlines will now have a stopover in either London or Frankfurt.In commentary, the Center for Aviation (CAPA) said the cancellation of two nonstop routes — Singapore-Newark and Singapore-Los Angeles in October — will “result in a 26% business class seat reduction for SIA in the US market.”Now that it does not offer the nonstop flights, Singapore will “compete head to head against about 20 carriers offering one-stop products in the Singapore-New York market and about 12 carriers offering one-stop products in the Singapore-Los Angeles market.”CAPA notes that the flights were unprofitable, but “had a high volume of corporate traffic and helped win corporate accounts in the US.”For reference, here’s a map of the Singapore-Newark flight. You can see just how long it is, passing over the Arctic Circle:via FlightAware.com- Alex DaviesVirgin America’s airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous>9 intensely irritating rules you’re forced to follow when travelling by plane> WeWork cofounder Rebekah Neumann, cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, reportedly demanded employees be fired within minutes of meeting them because she disliked their ‘energy’ last_img read more

Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3285967 Image: Shutterstock/graja Share Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/graja 16,613 Views By Órla Ryan 93 Comments Monday 13 Mar 2017, 11:35 PM MOST PEOPLE AGREE with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio, according to the latest Amárach Research poll for Claire Byrne Live.Six in 10 (62%) of the people polled agreed with the Angelus being broadcast, while 27% didn’t and 11% were unsure.Over 1,000 adults were asked their thoughts on the issue earlier today.They were also asked if the government should seize church land and property to compensate victims of clerical or institutional abuse. Some 69% said Yes, 17% said No and 14% were unsure.People were also asked if they believed that Irish citizens living outside the Republic should be entitled to vote in Irish elections. Half (53%) said Yes, while 37% said No and 10% were unsure.Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced that a referendum on allowing citizens living abroad to vote in presidential elections will be held.Read: Referendum to be held to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections Mar 13th 2017, 11:35 PM Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio Six in 10 people are happy with things as they are. last_img read more

La téléportation dun humain nécessiterait des millions de milliards dannées

first_imgLa téléportation d’un humain nécessiterait des millions de milliards d’annéesSelon des scientifiques, la téléportation serait très difficile à mettre en place en raison de contraintes liées à la bande passante et à la densité de l’information d’un être humain. Téléporter un individu prendrait alors des millions de milliards d’années avant d’être terminée.Mauvaise nouvelle pour tous ceux qui rêvaient un jour d’être téléportés en quelques secondes dans l’endroit de leur choix ! Ceci serait aujourd’hui tout simplement impossible, ou du moins prendrait tellement de temps que marcher vers l’endroit choisi serait bien plus rapide. C’est la conclusion à laquelle sont parvenus des étudiants de l’université de Leicester, D. Roberts, J. Nelms, D. Starkey, et S. Thomas dans un article paru dans la revue Journal of Special Physics Topics. Le principe de la téléportation consiste à transformer un être humain en information pure, et ensuite de transférer cette information vers un autre endroit avant de s’en servir pour reconstituer la personne. Un procédé qui donne à rêver mais qui implique aussi des contraintes de taille qui le rend tout simplement infaisable. D’après les étudiants cités par Slate.fr, le problème réside dans les contraintes liées à la bande passante et à la densité de l’information d’un être humain.Une quantité de données colossale En effet, le génome humain compte l’équivalent de 6×10 puissance 9 bits de données informatiques et dans la mesure où les cellules humaines contiennent des paires de chromosome, cela monte l’information à 1,2×10 puissance 10 bits par cellule. A cela, se pose aussi la question du cerveau. “Reconstruire mentalement une personne n’est pas simple, dans la mesure où le transfert de toutes les informations du cerveau du voyageur est nécessaire”,  expliquent les scientifiques.Or, du point de vue de la physique quantique, “la quantité maximale de données pour recréer le cerveau humain [ …] est d’environ 2.6×10 puissance 42 bits”. Mais ce n’est pas tout. “Malheureusement des erreurs peuvent se produire lors de l’envoi des données [et] une erreur dans les données pourrait potentiellement avoir des conséquences mortelles”, soulignent les étudiants. Ainsi, en tenant compte des erreurs fatales, “la quantité totale de données serait de 4,55×10 puissance 42 bits”.  Ceci représente une quantité de données colossale à transférer et même avec des bandes de supra-hautes fréquences, transférer tout ces données prendraient de très très nombreuses années. Pour leur calcul, les étudiants ont estimé une bande passante de 29,5-30 Ghz et opté pour une technique appelée en anglais “Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK)” (en français “modulation par changement de phase” avec quatre valeurs de phase possibles). Des milliards d’années de transfert À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Avec ces caractéristiques, la vitesse de transfert serait, selon eux, de 2,977×10 puissance 19 bits par seconde. Au final, il faudrait donc “environ 4,5×10 puissance 15 ans” pour transférer un humain vers l’espace. Bref, voyager en marchant reste nettement plus pratique. D’autant que même si on disposait du temps nécessaire, il faudrait utiliser un “transmetteur de 1 600 W soit 5,76 W/h”. “Les critères discutés dans ce papier illustrent le fait que la téléportation rapide et peu énergétique est au-delà de nos moyens actuels et n’existera pas avant très longtemps”, écrivent les étudiants en conclusion de leur article. Toutefois, l’espoir n’est pas perdu pour téléporter des objets. La chose serait faisable pour peut qu’on résolve le problème de la bande passante. Et téléporter une chaise serait comme on peut l’imaginer clairement moins problématique qu’un humain.Le 10 août 2013 à 11:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Morning Press Police officers in fatal shooting IDd School superintendent searches Prairie

first_imgThere’s more sunshine in the forecast this week, but expect to be on the lookout for some rain before we get through the workweek and into another sunny weekend. Check our local weather coverage to get the latest look ahead.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:Vancouver police officers involved in shooting identifiedChristopher Douville and Andrew Dunbar are the officers involved in Thursday’s fatal shooting of 29-year-old Michael Eugene Pierce, Vancouver Police Department said Saturday in a press release.Police were called about 4:45 p.m. Thursday for reports of a man waving and pointing guns at people near West 12th and Jefferson streets west of downtown. Shortly after, officers yelled that shots had been fired and a man was down.Douville and Dunbar are on critical incident leave as is standard protocol.Douville, 34, was hired by the department in April 2013 and has been in officer-involved shootings before.Read the full story: Vancouver police officers involved in shooting identifiedSchool superintendents: Finding right boss can be costlyWith John Steach’s resignation from Evergreen Public Schools, the county’s largest district and third largest employer could soon be looking for a new superintendent.last_img read more

Bahamian Grammy hit and killed 23 Traffic deaths for 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – Nassau – Three days after the Minister of Transport announced that The Bahamas is outpacing last year’s statistics with 22 traffic deaths so far for 2017, an elderly woman was killed when she was struck by a Mack truck while trying to get across Tonique Williams Darling Highway say Police.The Sunday morning accident seems to have been caused when a motorist allowed the woman to cross, but she was hit by a second vehicle.   The driver of the truck did remain at the scene and is assisting police with their investigation.Minister Frankie Campbell on Thursday shared jaw dropping figures including that 66 accidents resulted in serious injury, that 1,261 are minor injuries, that so far this year there have been 644 hit and run accidents, property damage from traffic accidents stands at 4,533 for the year and he announced that there is sufficient cause for Government to begin considering legislation to make it illegal to use cellular phones while driving.Minister Campbell said that the cost of loss to the Bahamas is too high, and said improving road safety is a shared responsibility.#MagneticMediaNews#grandmotherkilledinhitandrun Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#grandmotherkilledinhitandrun, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Atlanta City Council to increase minimum wage to 13 an hour

first_imgAtlanta City Council is to increase its minimum wage for full-time city employees from $10.10 (£7.97) an hour to $13 (£10.26) an hour.The increase in minimum wage, which will come into effect on 1 July 2017, will impact 360 full-time employees.The minimum wage increase forms part of the city’s $648.6 million Fiscal Year 2018 General Fund Budget, which was approved by Atlanta City Council on 21 June 2017.The council also approved a policy statement that committed to further increases to the minimum wage for city employees. The minimum wage will rise to $14 (£11.05) an hour from 1 July 2018, and $15 (£11.84) an hour from 1 July 2019.Included in the pay increases is a new three-tier pay system for city firefighters, which is based on length of service. Effective from 1 July 2017, firefights with up to 10 years of service will earn base pay of $40,000 (£31,568), firefighters with between 11 and 15 years of service will be paid $43,428 (£34,273), and base pay for those with over 15 years of service will be $46,856 (£36,978).City employees in pay grades 19 or above will also receive a 3% salary adjustment, excluding salaries of $150,000 (£118,380) or more. The minimum salary for a pay grade 19 position is $41,000 (£32,357) a year, depending on the individual’s education and skills.The federal minimum wage is $7.25 (£5.72) an hour, and Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 (£4.07) an hour.Andre Dickens, Atlanta City Council member, said: “Through an enormous amount of hard work, we unanimously passed a budget that is highlighted by an increase in the minimum wage, and increase in wages for firefighters, and an increase in wages for most of our clerical and professional staff.“I am proud that the City of Atlanta is continuing its rich history of being a model employer in our state. Atlanta employees deserve to be paid a living wage and today’s budget actions and amendments prove that the city will take care of the employees that take care of the people.“I believe that the quality of services provided to its residents will be advanced because raising the wages reduces costly employee turnover, eliminates disruption in services, increases productivity and creates a more stable work environment.”last_img read more

Self Boasts MostRead Feature in Q2 According to Survey

first_imgRecent research from Affinity’s VISTA Print Rating Service for the second quarter reports Self’s June “20 Ways to Eat Healthier Right Now” as the most-read story, with 90 percent of the surveyed readers recalling the article (Total Readership), and 85 percent reading more than half of the feature (Extent of Readership).Average readership as measured across all articles was 61 percent from April through June, which bases its data on readers surveyed on over 100 consumer magazines and more than 1,000 articles.While these ratings may not guarantee newsstand longevity—or successful growth in ad pages—these five features can offer insight into what’s resonating with readers.#1: “20 Ways to Eat Healthier Right Now”SelfJune 2009Total Readership: 90%Extent of Readership: 85% Source: Affinity’s VISTA Print Effectiveness Rating Service; Top articles by readership (April through June 2009). Ties in rankings broken by extent of readership scores. “The tips are free and easy to try, so readers can take action right away, which is a successful formula for Self’s editorial content overall.”—Kimberly Kelleher, vice president and publisher, Self #2: “The Green Energy Economy”U.S. News & World ReportApril 2009Total Readership: 89%Extent of Readership: 75%“[Writer] Kent Garber presents a compelling tour d’horizon of one of the nation’s most vexing issues. With a firm command of the material, he explains not just where things are going in the great energy nationalization debate, but also outlines the bumps in the road in getting there.”—Margi Mannix, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report#3: “Hot Nights Out!”People StyleWatch June/July 2009Total Readership: 89%Extent of Readership: 73%“This reinforces what we’ve been sharing with advertisers, which is, readers have a connection with our content and are making purchases directly from the pages of StyleWatch.”—Michelle Myers, publisher, People StyleWatch#4: “How Our Salaries Are Changing”ParadeApril 12, 2009Total Readership: 89%Extent of Readership: 53%“This was the lead article in our annual ‘What People Earn’ issue, which is among our most popular. It provides readers a rare peek into their neighbors’ pocketbooks. At the same time, people are clamoring for information that can help them navigate in this troubled economy.”—Randy Siegel, president and publisher, Parade#5: “I Am So Alone”Us WeeklyApril 20, 2009Total Readership: 88%Extent of Readership: 73%Us Weekly shines in the celebrity gossip category with an exclusive cover story interview with emotional rollercoaster Lindsay Lohan. The feature discusses her split from girlfriend Samantha Ronson, a “humiliating” weekend showdown with Ronson’s family, and why friends’ fears she is suicidal are unfounded. See the full top ten list here.last_img read more

98 Degrees Cam Smokey Robinson To Perform At Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

first_imgExcited to announce that we will be performing at the @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade! @98official #macysparade pic.twitter.com/ekHsLJjuLr— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) November 1, 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Who’s Performing? 98-degrees-cam-smokey-robinson-perform-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade 98 Degrees, Cam, Smokey Robinson To Perform At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade News Twitter Email center_img https://twitter.com/NickLachey/status/925777897020825600 See the performer lineup for the annual Thanksgiving tradition airing Thursday, Nov. 23Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 2, 2017 – 8:05 am It’s the annual Turkey Day tradition that features an entertainment lineup as diverse as the dishes you’ll find at the Thanksgiving office potluck: it’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Past GRAMMY nominees 98 Degrees, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Smokey Robinson, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Cam, YouTube personality JoJo Siwa, and “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Angelica Hale are among the music performers scheduled for the 91st annual parade, taking place Thursday, Nov. 23 in New York City.Airing on NBC at 9 a.m. ET, the performer lineup will be rounded out with a hearty helping of pop, country, Latin, R&B, and hip-hop stars, including Andy Grammer, Andra Day, Sara Evans, Common, Dustin Lynch, Olivia Holt, Wyclef Jean, Bebe Rexha, Leslie Odom Jr., Lauren Alaina, Sabrina Carpenter, and Nicky Jam. Facebook The route will cover 2.5 miles of public view in New York City, between 34th Street and 77th Street. According to its website, the parade is attended by 3.5 million people in NYC with more than 50 million tuning in to watch.Smokey Robinson To Release First-Ever Solo Christmas LPRead morelast_img read more

Huawei P30 Pro is a fourcamera beast gunning for the Galaxy S10

first_img 24 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 8GB Now playing: Watch this: In-screen (optical) Now playing: Watch this: 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Samsung Galaxy S10 £699 422ppi 32-megapixel Huawei P30 vs. Samsung Galaxy S10 6:36 Up to 256GB with proprietary NM card 2 Huawei P30 6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels Up to 512GB 128GB, 512GB In-screen (ultrasonic) 8GB, 12GB 6.47-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels In-screen (ultrasonic) AU$1,599 Camera Video capture The main camera has apparently been tweaked to capture light in a different way than you’ll typically find in camera sensors. It’s a bit too complicated to get into here, but what you need to know is that it doesn’t change anything in terms of how your images actually look. Colors look natural and there’s generally a decent exposure — although I’ve found that the S10 Plus can balance a bright sky a little better.Low-light skills are also apparently a strong point for the P30 Pro, much like they were for the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro before it. Huawei reckons the sensor tweaks, together with various AI improvements for stabilization, help take the best low-light shots so far. I’ve certainly been impressed by what the phone can manage in the dark, achieving more detailed shots with more clarity, better colors and less image noise than the S10 Plus is able to achieve.Read more: Huawei P30 Pro’s two biggest camera weapons are night mode, 3D lens and zoom Price off-contract (USD) Tags Originally published 6.30 a.m. PT, March 26.Update, 8.16 a.m. PT: Adds pricing, links to camera comparisons.Update, 9:04 a.m. PT: Added more details 5.9×2.8×0.3 in 6.2×2.9×0.3 Converts to about $925 157.6×74.1×7.8 mm Dimensions (Millimeters) Storage 398ppi Huawei P30 Pro’s camera put to the test in Paris USB-C $534 Connector Kirin 980 processor 5.53 oz.; 157 g 3,650-mAh How To • Huawei P30 phone announcement: How to watch, what to expect Price (AUD) 6.1-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Converts to about $1,190 (128GB); $1,450 (512GB) Kirin 980 processor No 40-megapixel (standard), 20-megapixel (ultra wide), 8-megapixel 5x optical periscope zoom, TOF (time of flight) sensor 4K Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI 158×73.4×8.4mm CNET may get a commission from retail offers. USB-C 149×71.4×7.8mm 4,200-mAh RAM 4K 32-megapixel Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus The fourth lens is a time-of-flight sensor. It’s there to give depth information to the camera, thereby achieving better, more natural bokeh (background blur) in an image. I haven’t noticed much of an upgrade in the depth of field on photos I’ve taken with this sensor, but it’s an area I’m keen to test more in the full review. There’s also a whopping 32-megapixel sensor on the front in a teardrop notch for selfies. And Huawei reckons it’s given its HDR and low-light photo skills a boost here too. I’ll be putting all these cameras through their paces soon, so stay tuned for the verdict here. Processor $1,000 £799 Mobile software Weight (Ounces, Grams) Phones 4,100-mAh Special features Expandable storage News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks In-screen (optical) Yes Dimensions (Inches) 6.20×2.92×0.31 in Front-facing camera Android 9.0 with EMIU 9.1 8GB Up to 256GB with proprietary NM card 128GB, 512GB, 1TB Huawei P30 Pro’s four rear cameras from every angle Battery AU$1,349 Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 3,400-mAh 550ppi 4K Display size, resolution $900 Android 9.0 with EMIU 9.1 149.9×70.4×7.8 mm Share your voice Huawei P30 Pro’s low-light photo skills are truly superb Fingerprint sensor USB-C USB-C Headphone jack 6.8 oz; 192g Up to 512GB 522ppi Pixel density 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel Camera night mode, IP53 water resistance Camera night mode, 40W Huawei SuperCharge, 15W wireless charging, reverse charging, IP68 water resistance £899 (128GB); £1,099 (512GB) The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 are two new phones that the Chinese brand, and Samsung’s Android chief rival, announced Tuesday at a launch event in Paris. Both phones have colorful, shiny backings, but it’s all the tech inside that Huawei hopes will push its new phones ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E.I’ll talk about the regular Huawei P30 below, but it’s the Pro that’s captured my attention. Its 6.47-inch display looks lovely and vibrant with a small centered notch for the front-facing cameras. The whole phone is powered by Huawei’s top-end Kirin 980 chip, and Android Pie overlain with the EMUI 9.1 software that reminds you of the iPhone the way the apps are laid out across multiple home screens. There’s an in-screen fingerprint scanner (optical), fast battery charging and reverse wireless charging too, letting you charge a compatible device just by holding it against the phone.The P30 Pro’s four cameras are the real stars of the show. You get a 20-megapixel super wide-angle lens, a regular 40-megapixel lens and a 32-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. Then there’s the big one: a weird-looking square lens that uses a prism-based periscope system to achieve a huge zoom. It offers not only a 5x zoom but also a 10x zoom without much loss in overall quality. That’s a huge zoom for a phone and lets you get close in on details that would normally look like mush on a regular digital zoom. 128GB See it The P30 Pro’s four rear cameras take on Paris 5.9×2.77×0.31 in 6GB £899 40 Photos 10-megapixel Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 go on sale around the world today. The P30 Pro starts in the UK at £899 (about $1,190 converted) for the 128GB model and £1,099 for 512GB. Only one model is available in Australia, for AU$1,599. The P30, with 128GB storage, is £699 in the UK and AU$1,099 in Australia. (See the specs chart below for more.) Huawei phones aren’t widely sold in the US due to pressure from the government, but you can often find no-warranty models on stores such as Amazon.I’ve been spending time using this zoom lens and I’m already impressed by what it can manage. It’s not quite as good quality as the regular camera — details are still a little mushy — but it’s leaps and bounds over any other zoom lens I’ve seen on a phone. That includes the S10 Plus, which has only a 2x zoom and simply can’t compete on zoom terms alone.Read more: Huawei P30 Pro vs. Galaxy S10 Plus camera comparison  Huawei P30 Pro AU$1,099 Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI Price (GBP) 128GB, 512GB 4K Huawei’s P30 Pro boasts cameras galore 3:34 5.8 oz; 165g 6.17 oz.; 175 g AU$1,499 Yes 6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels Yes Review • Huawei P30 review: The P30 Pro’s fantastic photos for less Mentioned Above Huawei P30 (128GB, black) 7:17 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 What about the regular Huawei P30?The standard P30 is more of a lite version with a smaller screen. It lacks the Pro’s super zoom and depth-sensing cameras. Yes, it’s the less exciting of the two but it does at least have a headphone jack — something you won’t find on the Pro. Both the Pro and standard P30 are good-looking phones with a curved glass design and a range of interesting color blends to choose from. The elusive headphone jack. Angela Lang/CNET Huawei also has a new set of wireless headphones, which you charge and pair by plugging directly into your phone’s USB-C port. There’s no price yet for the phones or the headphones, nor do we know exactly when they’re going on sale. But we expect to hear more in the coming days.  Comments Huawei P30 40-megapixel (standard), 20-megapixel (ultra wide), 8-megapixel 3x optical zoom Amazon Huawei Samsunglast_img read more

State releases agreement signed with China on gas pipeline venture

first_imgAlaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks at a press availability in Anchorage about the recent developments on a Chinese deal for Alaska LNG, on November 21, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)At a news conference this morning, Gov. Bill Walker unveiled the new gas pipeline agreement he signed in China earlier this month.Listen nowWalker and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation president Keith Meyer talked about what they hope will come out of the agreement.Meyer said Alaskans will see significant progress on the proposed gas pipeline mega-project next year.“There’s going to be trips to China, trips from them to Alaska,” Meyer said. “So a lot of due diligence, a lot of papering. We’ve got a multinational, multi-billion dollar purchase agreement, lending agreement, investment agreement. We’ve got a regulatory process that we’re trying to get through by the end of next year.”Alaska Gov. Bill Walker peeks out for a photo after a group signs an agreement to study a partnership between China and Alaska to build a gas pipeline megaproject on Nov. 9, 2017, in Beijing, China. (Photo courtesy Alaska Governor’s Office)The other parties to the agreement are three Chinese government-owned entities that could act as customers, investors and partial owners of the project.Under the agreement, Alaska and the China will work together to develop a plan that could make Alaska’s LNG mega-project feasible. That framework gives China the opportunity to take 75 percent of the liquified natural gas produced by the project in exchange for providing 75 percent of the funding to build it.The remaining portion of the funding to build the project, or about $11 billion, would be paid for by the gasline corporation and its partners. According to a media release, the corporation envisions getting that funding from a combination of Alaska Native Corporations, cities and private investors, issuing tax-exempt bonds and state money.Meyer said the Chinese partners have visited Alaska and are considering the project carefully.“They’re down to the point where they’re actually smelling the core samples. These folks are serious about this project. We have an electronic data room that they have spent hundreds of hours in, in due diligence,” Meyer said.  “Their government folks have talked to our government folks, not just the state folks but the federal folks to see — is the U.S. going to be receptive? Is the US Congress going to be receptive? And they’ve gotten positive feedback on that.”The agreement calls for the group to make a final decision to partner on the project by the end of 2018. In its current form, the project is estimated to cost $43 billion to build and could temporarily add 12,000 jobs to Alaska’s economy.last_img read more

San Francisco International Airport to ban plastic water

first_imgWASHINGTON DC: The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is set to ban the use of plastic bottled water at its terminals. “Beginning August 20, SFO shops, eateries and airline lounges can no longer provide or sell plastic bottled water,” the airport authorities said via Twitter on Monday. The ban is a part of broader SFO airport initiative to reduce plastic waste, according to media reports. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us Starting August 20, #SFO stores can no longer sell water in plastic bottles.✔️ Bring your own bottle: SFO has 100+ hydration stations for free filtered water.✔️ Pre-filled water can still be sold in aluminum, glass or compostable bottles.https://t.co/Jj3H7tXSNA— flySFO (@flySFO) August 6, 2019 Airport spokesperson Doug Yakel said that the SFO has dozens of places where passengers can get filtered water. SFO authorities said that shops and eateries can still provide reusable plastic bottles, but passengers have expressed concern that it may become an issue. SFO is one of the biggest airports in the US, ranking the seventh-busiest in 2017, according to the Airports Council International.last_img read more

Yes Bank shares rise 5 on reports that Deutsche Bank India head

first_img RBI stops printing Rs 2,000 notes two years after demonetisation IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:04Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:04?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 … Yes Bank, one of India’s leading private banks, has had a turbulent journey ever since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) forced its CEO Rana Kapoor to cut short his term at the helm. Since then, India’s fifth largest private sector lender by assets has faced intense media scrutiny in the midst of multiple regulatory checks, senior level resignation and a stock price decline. A watchman steps out of a Yes Bank branch in Mumbai, India, September 21, 2018REUTERS/Francis MascarenhasYes Bank shares rose 5 percent on Tuesday after reports said Deutsche Bank boss Ravneet Gill is likely to become the embattled lender’s CEO.Yes Bank, which has been on the lookout for a CEO ever since Rana Kapoor’s tenure was struck down late last year, said it has finalised the names for the top post and was awaiting regulatory approval.According to a report by CNBC-TV18, Gill should easily get the nod of the Reserve bank of India (RBI) as he had cleared RBI’s due diligence checks six months ago. Rajat Monga, Senior executive at Yes Bank, is also in the running for the top post. January 31 is the deadline for the bank to appoint a new CEO. According to market speculation, Gill has an edge over Monga. “These two names have gone to the RBI and Gill, by virtue of being an outsider along with his experience as CEO of a bank, is the frontrunner,” the Economic Times quoted an unnamed source as saying. Gill is a 32-year veteran in the banking industry, having worked in Deutsche bank in a long and illustrious career. He took over as the German bank’s India head in 2012.In September, the RBI decreed that Rana Kapoor cannot stay at the helm beyond January 31, and rejected subsequent appeals for revising of the decision. Kapoor’s three-year term had expired on August 31. ReutersThe RBI’s order limiting his term to January 31 had dealt one of the biggest shocks to the lender’s stock. Following the central bank move, Yes Bank’s stock fell 39 percent, wiping out a staggering Rs 32,722 crore of the shareholder wealth.On January 10, the bank submitted to the RBI names of potential candidates for its Managing Director and Chief Executive post. “As mandated under the extant RBI norms, the Bank’s Board will submit an application to the RBI on January 10, 2019, seeking approval for the appointment of the new MD and CEO of Yes Bank,” the lender said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.Turbulent journey According to initial round of speculation, Monga and Rajesh Sud, former MD and CEO of Max Life Insurance, were the top contenders. However, it was reported later that Sud had declined the offer. Closelast_img read more

Tesla shows interest in building large ebattery plants in India

first_imgTesla Electric CarTesla MotorsMajor companies like Tesla and Amperex Technology Co. Ltd have shown interest in India’s plan to build large factories to produce lithium-ion batteries. The Indian government had earlier announced an investment of Rs 50,000 crore to build battery manufacturing plants in the country.Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s initiative to make India a global manufacturing hub for electric vehicles and their components has been luring the global investors. India is currently the world’s third-largest crude oil importer. If India can slash crude consumption it can save precious foreign exchange, besides controlling pollution in major cities.As per the LiveMint report, the expenditure finance committee (EFC) has approved the proposal to set up 50-gigawatt hour factories. The final tender is expected to be declared by February. The successful completion of one such project can power 50 million homes for an hour and around 1.5 million electric vehicles. Representative ImageReutersTesla is the world’s largest maker of electric vehicles. According to a report in Forbes, the market share for EVs is stagnant without the inclusion of Tesla auto. But the Elon Musk-run company is still stepping back when it comes to a launch in India, citing reasons like ‘challenging government regulations’ and extremely high import duties in the country.The federal policy think tank, Niti Aayog, has been pushing the idea to build the plant to achieve similar results as of Tesla through its Gigafactory in Nevada, US. The project aims at releasing the technology in the market and let the users decide what’s best suited for them.  Tesla GigafactoryReutersThe report clarifies that the programme aims at building 12 gigawatt-scale facilities, having a potential of 10GWh each by 2030. It further states that the government will be focusing on tax incentives for manufacturers and a basic customs duty safeguard from 2021 to 2030 to encourage private sector investment for making advanced chemistry cells and batteries in India.The 2019 budget proposed by Nirmala Sitharaman has already announced tax rebates of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for customers on interest paid on loans to buy EVs, with a total exemption benefit of Rs 2.5 lakh over the entire loan period to encourage the sales of electric vehicles. The Goods and Services Tax Council has also announced the tax cuts on electric vehicles and chargers from August 1.last_img read more

South Bengal to get rain respite heavy downpour to continue across North

first_imgKolkata: The intensity of rainfall in the city and South Bengal districts will reduce, while North Bengal districts will continue to receive heavy to very heavy showers in the next 24 hours.The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicted that the rain condition will improve in South Bengal districts in the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, there will be continuous heavy downpour in North Bengal. A moderate rainfall lashed the city and its adjoining parts on Sunday afternoon resulting in the slow movement of traffic in some thoroughfare. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Met office said that various North Bengal districts including Cooch Behar and Alipurduar may witness heavy to very heavy rainfall. According to the weather office, a low pressure trough currently hovering over Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh is bringing more rain in North Bengal.North Bengal districts have been receiving heavy rainfall for the past two days. Due to heavy rain, many important roads and other areas in various North Bengal districts have gone under water. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSouth Bengal districts like North & South 24-Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Hooghly received a huge amount of rainfall on Saturday. The condition has marginally improved on Sunday. The Met office said that the districts like Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore also recorded heavy rainfall in past few days, while East Burdwan, West Burdwan and Jhargram have recorded moderate to heavy rainfall in last couple of days.The Alipore Met office also predicted that people in South Bengal may experience hot and humid condition in next few days after it stops raining. The discomfort level may go up in the city and also in some of the South Bengal districts. The city on Sunday got its share of scattered rainfall. The temperature has remained normal in the city and some South Bengal districts in the past few days due to continued rainfall.A cyclonic circulation over North Bay of Bengal and its neighbouring areas turned into a low pressuretrough bringing heavy downpour in the state.The situation was further aggravated as a low pressure trough formed over North Odisha and adjoining parts of Bengal gained strength, contributing to more rainfall in North Bengal and also in some North East states as well.last_img read more

WestJet to add Barcelona to growing Europe network in 2019

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Barcelona, New Routes, WestJet Share CALGARY — WestJet is tripling down on Europe with new seasonal three-times weekly service between Toronto and Barcelona next year.Starting May 24, 2019 and running until Oct. 21, 2019, the new nonstop flights “will provide even more access between Canada and Europe as we continue to expand our international network,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “The addition of flights to Barcelona, an important European cruise hub, offers our business and leisure guests convenient flight times and one-stop flight connections from Canada via our Toronto hub.”Toronto-Barcelona will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 262 guests and featuring Premium and Economy cabins.For summer 2019, WestJet will operate the following European service: London (Gatwick) service from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto, service from Halifax to Glasgow, London and Paris, and service between St. John’s and Dublin.The news about Barcelona service comes on the heels of WestJet’s recent announcement of its first Dreamliner routes to Paris, London (Gatwick) and Dublin from Calgary. Travelweek Group center_img Wednesday, October 31, 2018 WestJet to add Barcelona to growing Europe network in 2019 Posted bylast_img read more