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Speaking at a press conference in Abidjan, at the headquarters of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) at the end of a three-day visit to the country, Louise Arbour expressed her strong concern about the gradual deterioration of the human rights situation countrywide.Ms. Arbour appealed to the Ivorian president, the members of the Government of National Reconciliation, the Forces Nouvelles, political parties and all Ivorian political actors to immediately apply and respect international guarantees related to the protection of human rights.She urged the country’s political and military officials not to lose sight of their responsibilities as wielders of power, particularly with regard to the protection of populations living under their authority. In this connection, she asked UNOCI to continue documenting cases of human rights violations. She also stressed that Ivorian political and military leaders must be made aware of their obligations under international humanitarian law, and underscored the need to be particularly vigilant about media that disseminate hateful propaganda.During her stay in Côte d’Ivoire, where she arrived on Wednesday night, Ms. Arbour had meetings with the President, Prime Minister, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, ministers of justice, human rights and foreign affairs, leaders of the Forces Nouvelles, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the area of human rights.Mentioning the various discussions she had with these officials, she expressed concern about the gradual militarization of administration in the area under governmental control and about the lawlessness in the north of the country. Referring to a brief visit she paid on Friday to the western locations of Fengolo, Guitrozon, Duekoué and Guiglo, Ms. Arbour recalled that the attacks by armed men against Guitrozon and Petit-Duekoué in early June took place just a few hundred metres from an outpost of the Ivorian security forces. She stressed that the responsibility for protecting populations in that zone, which is under Governmental control, lay first and foremost with the Ivorian State.Asked about the existence of a confidential UNOCI report on the events in Guitrozon and Petit-Duékoué, Ms. Arbour reiterated that there was no official report, as had already been stated by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire, Pierre Schori. She recalled that UNOCI had asked the Ivorian authorities to investigate the attacks and she called on the press to avoid disseminating unverified information. In this connection, she disclosed that the Ivorian president had informed her during their meeting that he had asked the Gendarmerie, which is in charge of the investigation into the attacks, to contact UNOCI on the matter shortly. read more

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While recognizing that remarkable progress has been made in the response against the epidemic, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé, said much remains to be done, especially in poor countries where many are unable to access the life-saving drugs needed for treatment.“HIV continues to shine a harsh light on the inequalities of this world,” he told the Human Rights Council in Geneva. “It is outrageous that in 2013, when we have all the tools we need to beat this epidemic, 1.7 million people still die each year because they cannot access treatment.”Mr. Sidibé underlined that governments must still fight the prejudice, discrimination, exclusion and criminalization that people with HIV/AIDS face in homes, communities, hospitals, police stations and courtrooms.“The AIDS response has been and continues to be an instrument for attacking social injustice,” he said. “It has led us to address punitive approaches to and exclusion of the most marginalized – sex workers, people who use drugs, men who have sex with men and transgender people. They are our brothers, sisters, children and friends. They too have human rights.”To be fully successful, the HIV/AIDS response requires countries to protect their citizens’ rights to life, health, non-discrimination and security. In the same way, development will not be able to be sustainable without acknowledging and addressing existing inequalities, Mr. Sidibé said.“The post-2015 development agenda has a lot to learn from AIDS,” he said. “These lessons urge that the post-2015 development framework should explicitly embrace the human rights framework, as well as a rights-based approach to development.”He also emphasized that it is not just governments but citizens who should be active agents of change to achieve social justice by being fully aware of their rights and mobilizing around them. “Our triumph against AIDS will inspire civil society, government and development partners to tackle other complex 21st century challenges that we share, through a participatory, inclusive and rights-based approach – the kind that works, that is sustainable,” he added. read more

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“The use of mobile technology will streamline the safe delivery of cash transfers to participants, who are some of the most vulnerable people in the country,” said Fadel El-Zubi, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Representative in Iraq. Participants, who are from households with no other income source, include women – often the sole breadwinners for their families – and people with a disability. The workers and their families are people who either remained in their villages during conflict or returned home after being displaced by the fighting. “Providing income opportunities is critical in rural areas affected by conflict, where competition for employment is high, jobs are scarce and people are struggling to support their families,” he elaborated. The programme, which is funded by the Belgian Government, will support 12,000 conflict-affected people in 30 villages in Kirkuk, Anbar, Salah al-Din and Ninewa governorates. It will benefit local farmers by enabling them to restart or expand farming activities with rehabilitated infrastructure and provides agricultural livelihoods opportunities for displaced people returning home. The nuts and boltsTo facilitate payments, FAO has partnered with Zain, a mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in eight Middle Eastern and African countries. Participant names and identity numbers are pre-registered with the company, and they receive a free SIM card. Once each person completes a certain number of days of work, they receive a text message containing a personalised security code. They can then collect their wages from any certified money mobile transfer agent, provided their code and identity number match those registered. “As well as providing much-needed income for participants, the programme will improve agricultural production in the surrounding communities, through activities including rehabilitating canals for irrigation to grow crops and preparing farmland for planting,” said Mr. El-Zubi. “This, in turn, will encourage community members still displaced by conflict to return home and begin farming again. FAO’s aim is to support people to get back on their feet as quickly as possible, and reduce their reliance on food assistance,” he added. Around 12 million Iraqis reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Years of conflict have destroyed or damaged harvests, equipment, infrastructure, livestock, seeds, crops and stored food – and left 3.2 million Iraqis food insecure.As of 15 July, more than 3.3 million people remained displaced within Iraq, while about 2 million had returned home. Support needed for scaled-up effortsWhile the FAO cash-for-work programme encourages displaced people to return home, a major effort is needed to rehabilitate critical infrastructure so that agricultural production can resume and livelihoods can be restored. FAO is seeking urgent funding of $74.5 million to assist 1.39 million people this year, through rehabilitating damaged agricultural infrastructure, supporting farmers to vaccinate and feed their livestock, and expanding cash-for-work and other income-generating opportunities. In coordination with the Iraqi government, FAO’s work supports returning and internally displaced families, host communities and Syrian refugees. read more

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In a move that shakes up the college football landscape, LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu – perhaps the most dynamic player in college football – has been dismissed from the preseason No. 1-ranked team for violating school and team rules.“We extended ourselves personally and professionally to him,” LSU coach Les Miles said at a news conference Friday. “He has really improved and has a chance to take some steps as a person.“We extended ourselves to the full length of the policy.”Miles would not specify the reason Mathieu, who was suspended for a game last year for failing a drug test, was kicked off the team.“We’ll miss the guy,” Miles said. “The football team’s got to go on. We’ll have to fill the void.”A source told ESPN that Mathieu has been looking for a new school to play for this season. Mathieu has two years of eligibility left and could transfer, but he would have to sit out this season if he went to another school in major college football. If he moved down a level, to FCS, he could play right away.“I can’t imagine he would be here and not want to transfer and go play football,” Miles said. “We will help him in every way we can.”Last season Mathieu was a finalist for the Heisman and won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s best defensive player.The junior defensive back nicknamed “Honey Badger” was the surprising Heisman Trophy candidate last season as the Tigers won the Southeastern Conference championship and reached the BCS title game. LSU lost the championship 21-0 to Alabama.LSU enters this season ranked No. 1 in the USA Today coaches’ poll.The AP college football poll will be released Aug. 18. The Tigers opened preseason camp last week as one of the favorites to reach the national championship game again.Mathieu was the team’s big-play machine at cornerback and on special teams. The All-American scored four touchdowns — two on punt returns and two on fumble returns — intercepted two passes and caused six fumbles and recovered four. read more

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first_imgMost people don’t use USB flash drives for disposable information: after all, there’s e-mail for that – but if you’re looking for a cheap alternative to giving out traditional plastic flash drives, the designers at Art Lebedev (you know, makers of the now famous Optimus Maximus Keyboard) have an idea: what if you could buy a sheet of cardboard flash drives, rip one off, drop some data on it, and then hand it out or get rid of it when you’re finished? Thus, the cardboard flash drive was born. They’re still a design, but Art Lebedev has mockups of 8GB and 16GB versions of the things, that come in neat little rows connected with perforated cardboard for easy separation and a blank space on the top you can use to print the name of your company or a reference to the data you have on the drive. Presumably using cardboard creates less waste in the long run, because the cardboard is recyclable and breaks down naturally, while thick plastic housings will be around for thousands of years. Still, it would be difficult to resist the urge to hang on to a 16GB flash drive, even if it were made out of cardboard. There’s no timeline for whether these will ever be a real product or how much it would cost if it were, but it’s not hard to see people who would want to use these to replace press kits or business cards at trade shows.AdChoices广告last_img read more

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first_imgThe official Gmail app for iOS that we told you about was released by Google today. It was an attractive, functional, and complete Gmail experience, aside from one major hole that made for an embarrassing initial launch. The otherwise nice Gmail app was released with broken notifications, and has already been pulled from the App Store:At an initial glance of the (former) App Store listing, you might have been led to believe that it would deliver full iOS notifications. The listing read “receive notification badges for new messages,” but it’s worth noting that this isn’t the same as full iOS 5 Notifications. That means, even when the bugs are fixed, there will be no notification banners or lock screen alerts. The only notice you’ll get is a badge on the icon for new messages. As these weren’t working in the botched launch, there was no way of testing whether they appeared instantly or not.In addition to the lack of push, the app also spurns any multiple account capabilities. On launching the app, you sign in with your Google account, and are given no options of adding a second. This could be seen as just as big of a drawback as the lack of push for some.Otherwise, the app is almost exactly like the Gmail web app (the Gmail that you get when accessed from a tablet user agent), with a little bit of a Facebook for iPad aesthetic thrown in. Both the “new Gmail” design and all of the expected functions (priority inbox, threaded conversations, starring, archiving, etc.) are here. You can even attach files, though it (unsurprisingly) appears to be limited to photos. The menu can be accessed by (obviously) pressing the Menu button, or by simply swiping the screen  over to the right.Some may not have too big of a problem with the lack of full iOS 5 notifications, but it’s a glaring omission nonetheless. The icon badge that Gmail will eventually offer is an improvement over Google’s web app. But even after Google’s app returns, users are probably best sticking to the tried and true Exchange method, which enables push in Apple’s Mail app.The following notification error was what prompted Google to pull the plug on the app after only an hour or so in the App Store. On logging in for the first time, a blue box box popped up, saying “no valid ‘aps-environment’ entitlement string found for application”:How could such a blatant error make it through Apple’s stringent app review process? Conspiracy theorists will say that Apple may have intentionally released it to make their rival look bad. That could very well be the case, but of course we have no specific evidence of that.We’re also left with the question of why full iOS 5 notifications got the shaft in the first place. This was almost certainly a decision on Apple’s part. I can’t imagine why Google would want to handicap their own app. Perhaps Apple only decided to allow a third-party email client on the condition that it didn’t have great notifications or multiple logins.When it returns, Gmail will be a universal iOS app, optimized for both iPhone (and iPod touch) and iPad. The iPad version doesn’t add anything that the iPhone version doesn’t, but it does take up the 9.7 inch screen nicely. You can check out a screenshot of the iPad version below, and try the app for yourself here after it returns to the App Store.last_img read more

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first_img No Comments Image: Shutterstock/www.BillionPhotos.com Jun 8th 2017, 8:03 PM Image: Shutterstock/www.BillionPhotos.com Short URL 16,342 Views Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 8:03 PM Share12 Tweet Email Homeless family secure temporary injunction preventing Wicklow council from moving their caravan Mrs Moorehouse, who is expecting the couple’s third child, said somebody let off gunshots shortly after they arrived which they believe was a warning to leave. http://jrnl.ie/3434383 By Aodhan O Faolain Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A HOMELESS FAMILY has secured a temporary High Court order preventing Wicklow Co Council from moving their caravan from a site they have been staying at for several weeks.The action was brought by John Paul Moorehouse and his wife Barbara who along with their two young children have been staying in a small caravan at a site at Priests Newtown, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow since early May.Late last month the council issued a notice directing the family to quit the site.However the family, who are members of the Irish Traveller Community and have been homeless since April, say they have nowhere else to go.In their High Court proceedings against the Council the family say the notice is flawed as it does not provide details of an alternative site where they can move their caravan.Their barrister Siobhan Phelan SC said the family had come to court over fears of becoming “roofless as well as homeless”.Their caravan could be impounded and the family prosecuted if they did not move from the site at Priests Newtown, counsel added.At the High Court today the family secured a temporary injunction preventing the council from impounding their caravan on foot of the notice to quit, which has been issued under the section 10 of the 1992 Housing Act.In addition the court placed a stay on the council prosecuting the family on foot of the notice to quit pending further order.The Moorehouse family also gave an undertaking to the court that they would co-operate with the council by moving their caravan to a site offered by the local authority.The injunction was granted on an ex parte basis, where only one side was present in court, by Mr Justice Richard Humphreys. The judge made the matter returnable to a date later this month.After granting the order the judge said he hoped that something could be worked out between the parties.Gunshots In a sworn statement to the court Mrs Moorehouse, who is expecting the couple’s third child, said she understood some people in the locality were unhappy the site at Priests Newtown has been occupied by members of the Traveller Community.She said that shortly after they arrived somebody let off gunshots which they believe was a warning to them to leave the lands.The gardai, she said, called to them and gave them a number to call if there were any further acts of intimidation.Moorehouse said she and her husband, who are both from Wicklow, are very concerned about their family.Seeking the injunction Ms Phelan SC, instructed by solicitors for the Free Legal Advice Centre said the family have been on the housing list for several years, and the local authority is well aware of the Moorehouse’s situation.Since becoming homeless they have been unable to secure alternative accommodation for either the council or in the private rental market.The family had been living in private rented accommodation, but had to leave after it was deemed unfit for human habitation mainly due to damp by Wicklow Co Council.Counsel said since they became homeless all the council have been able to offer the mother and children were “three nights” emergency accommodation in a hotel while Mr Moorehouse slept in his van.The family then borrowed money to pay for a small touring caravan.Before arriving at their current location they have spent short periods of time at various locations in Wicklow before being moved on.On one occasion they stayed at a small halting site in Delgany, Co Wicklow for two days but the caravan was removed and impounded by the gardai.After negotiating with the gardai the caravan was returned to them.Read: Elderly couple found dead at their Portadown home laid to rest>last_img read more

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first_img Saturday 16 Jun 2018, 9:15 AM Short URL By Christina Finn Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald Image: PA Wire/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 67 Comments ‘We’ll talk to all parties’: Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election. 9,361 Views center_img Jun 16th 2018, 9:15 AM Share179 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/4069030 A SINN FEIN motion, which states that the party’s only objective should be to form a “broad left-wing government comprising parties and independents of a similar political ideology”, has been amended ahead of the party’s Ard Fheis today.The original clár published this week shows the original motion was put down by the Templeogue/ Terenure cumman.However, Pearse Doherty said this week the branch which proposed this motion has agreed to accept an amendment from Ard Comhairle.The amended motion now merely states that the party should attempt to form a government after the next election.The change to the motion clearly shows that party headquarters would prefer to keep the door open to talks with other parties – such as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – following the next general election.The Donegal TD said his party want to “go in and lead a progressive government”.He said they would like to be the largest party in government, but said Sinn Féin is prepared to “step up” and talk to all independents, small parties and large parties.Getting cosyIn recent months, the new party leader, Mary Lou McDonald has been accused of “cosying up” to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.Gone are the days when the pair would heckle one another from across the Dáil chamber. Instead, there are cordial exchanges, even polite remarks and compliments swapped between the two leaders.Despite, McDonald calling Varadkar “smarmy” in one recent interview, the Dublin TD told this publication recently that she is open to work with anyone.Even ‘smarmy’ guys?“Can I work with a ‘smarmy’ guy?” she returns our question.“I mean can he work with a ‘cranky’ woman – these are all the questions of our time,” she joked, referencing a comment made about her by Leo Varadkar in the Dáil. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube“I am going to fight for every vote, every seat we can get and I will talk to everybody. I  think that is the right thing to do,” she told TheJournal.ie.However, despite the motion being amended this weekend to leave the door open to the likes of Fine Gael, Doherty does not have confidence in any of them, it would seem.No confidence in Fine Gael“We have no confidence in Eoghan Murphy. We also have no confidence in Simon Harris, we also have no confidence in Leo Varadkar – we are not the party keeping this government in place,” said Doherty, clearly pointing to Fianna Fáil, a party that has categorically ruled out going into government with Sinn Féin in the future.Another motion to be voted on today notes that other minority partners in government have suffered losses (most recently, the Labour Party, which fell from 15 seats to seven).It states these parties “abandoned their principles in favour of short-sighted gains”.This is the what Sinn Féin will be cognisant to avoid in the uncharted territory it might itself in – government formation negotiations.Since the last election, the party has faced criticism that it would not even entertain the notion of talks with other parties in relation to forming a government. Sinn Féin maintain no one would speak to them.If they face down that criticism, get down to talks and do enter as a junior government partner, the party will have to strike a balance.It will have to be seen to fight for its key causes and principles, and not be rolled over by the larger party. However, the party will also have to prove that it is capable of leading – that it won’t pull the whole show down over an arbitrary issue.It would be a difficult balancing act.If Mary Lou wants to be “Tánaiste” or “Taoiseach Mary Lou” (which she recently said had a nice ring to it) then her party might be wary of removing lines which reference their “left-wing” ideals.Sinn Féin will need to ensure its supporters don’t think the idea of the “left” has been totally removed from the party’s ideals – otherwise it could be waiting another five years for an opportunity. Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald Image: PA Wire/PA Imageslast_img read more

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first_img May 24, 2018 Posted: May 24, 2018 NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — A furnace mishap at a South Bay funeral home briefly sent smoke from a crematorium into the air near the interchange of Interstate 5 and state Route 54 interchange Thursday, authorities reported.An oven door that remained open while in operation for unknown reasons began sending smoke out of a chimney at Cortez Cremations & Funeral Services in the 100 block of West 35th Street in National City shortly after noon, according to fire department officials.Smoke also escaped into the business before an automated system shut off the furnace, extinguished the fire and sent a chemical air-cleansing agent into the building, said Frank Parra, director of emergency services for the city alongside San Diego Bay.The accident caused no structural damage or injuries and necessitated no evacuations or road closures, according to Parra. The release of smoke was not believed to have posed any health risks, he said.Firefighters used large fans to clear the errant air impurities out of the building, the city official said.The personnel cleared the scene after about 45 minutes.“It was mitigated pretty quick,” Parra said.It was unclear if the accident resulted from an equipment problem or was due to operator error. Furnace mishap at South Bay funeral home releases cremation smoke KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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first_imgMayor Anderson: “Through the month of May the residents of the City of Soldotna and its visitors will experience the joys of bicycling through educational programs, races, community events, charity events, or simply getting out and going for a ride.”  The proclamation was presented to representatives of BIK&S a community-led advocacy group working to promote safe bike travel within and between the cities of Kenai and Soldotna. Kaitlin Vadla with BIK&S: “I just want to thank the city staff, council, and parks department for your spirit of collaboration. I hope to see you at many of those awesome bike month events.”  BIK&S organizes a monthly group bike ride held every full moon. Check out the Full Moon Bike Ride page for more information about the monthly rides.center_img The group envisions bike-friendly communities where bicycling is a convenient, routine, safe, and healthy transportation option that contributes to the high quality of life for Kenai Peninsula residents. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享May has been declared as ‘Bike Month’ by the City of Soldotna. Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson presented the proclamation at the council meeting on Wednesday, April 24.last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, December 26, 2018:A passerby reported she saw a man crawling out of a window of a residence off of Ballardvale Street. Police responded. Resident had locked himself out of the house. (7:08am)Police received multiple calls that there was a fire on the train tracks off of Main Street. Dispatch contacted MBTA, which said they were heating the train tracks. (7:21am)A walk-in party reported he went to his girlfriend’s house to drop off clothing and was assaulted by her juvenile son. (4:36pm)Patrick John McCarthy (38, Tewksbury) was arrested for OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation. McCarthy struck a pole at Robin Road and Salem Street. McCarthy was transported to Lahey Clinic via ambulance. (10:32pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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first_imgSamsung has taken the wraps off its first superfast 5G phone. The new Galaxy S10 5G will be Samsung’s top-of-the-line phone when it goes on sale later this year. Unveiled Wednesday at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, it’s one of several devices Samsung announced at the event, including the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and cheaper S10E.In short, the Galaxy S10 5G is a supercharged version of the Galaxy S10 Plus. It has an extra camera lens on the back, bigger battery and other features that set it apart from Samsung’s other devices in the Galaxy S10 family.  Here’s a breakdown to help you help you keep it straight.Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G makes its debut.  CNET When’s it available?Samsung hasn’t set a specific date for the launch of the Galaxy S10 5G. But the company did say it’ll be available first on Verizon’s network in the second quarter of this year. When will other carriers get it?In the US, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will offer it starting this summer.  Why do I have to wait for the 5G version of this phone?For one thing, carriers are only just now beginning to roll out their 5G networks.  And chipmakers like Qualcomm have been working to catch up and get their products out the door.  For instance, Qualcomm just showcased the first 5G prototype phone using its chip in December. Devices need to be tested and then put into production, which takes time.Even though it seems like a long wait, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told investors on the company’s earnings call last month that the 5G market is almost two years ahead of schedule. He said the company is now waiting for hardware partners to deliver their products to fully launch its 5G service. Share your voice • Samsung Event Mobile World Congress 2019 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Phones What’s so special about 5G?5G technology is expected to significantly boost the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. It can can deliver download speeds that are between 10 and 100 times faster than your 4G LTE connection today. And the latency — or the time in which it takes for the network to respond to a request — can be even quicker on 5G than anything you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house. This means devices can connect to the network in as quick as a millisecond to start your download or upload.All this speed and low latency means that 5G phones will be better able to handle complex computing tasks in a fraction of the time they currently take. What’s that mean for me and my new phone?5G will likely open up your phone to a slew of new applications with advanced photography tools, like streaming 3D and holographic renderings. You’ll be able to use your phone for all kinds of artificial intelligence actions and augmented reality apps, all of which would take far too long to process with today’s phones. 5G technology will also allow driverless cars and buses to talk to each other, as well as surrounding objects, such as smart streetlights.How much will it cost?Samsung isn’t saying yet how much the Galaxy S10 5G will cost, but it’s likely to be pricier than the fancy Galaxy S10 Plus. That phone starts at $1,000 for 128GB of storage. Drew Blackard, Samsung’s senior director of product marketing, told CNET after Unpacked that he expects the price bump to be an “incremental step up” from the S10 Plus, not a huge jump like the $1,980 Galaxy Fold. He noted it will be at least $100 more expensive than the S10 Plus, but declined to reveal more.What colors will be available?Samsung also hasn’t finalized the colors, but the model viewed by CNET ahead of the launch was a shiny, silver metallic finish. It also has a 5G logo on the back. Comments Qualcomm 4G LTE AT&T Samsung Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Apple Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curve New Galaxy S10 phones bring it Galaxy Fold is the most exciting phone we’ve seen in years Every camera lens and curve on the new Galaxy S10 phones What’s the difference in all the S10 models? Galaxy Buds with wireless charging arrive March 8 for $130 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 3 reading • Galaxy S10 5G: Everything you need to know Galaxy S10 5G: Samsung debuts its first 5G phone Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple See All Now playing: Watch this: More from Samsung How big is it?The Galaxy S10 5G has a 6.7-inch display packed into a device about the same size as the Note 9. The older device is 6.37 inches long by 3.01 inches wide and has a 6.4-inch display. The Galaxy S10 Plus also has a 6.4-inch display. Why is the Galaxy S10 5G bigger than these other phones?The Galaxy S10 5G has a bigger battery, and that’s why it’s slightly bigger than the S10 Plus and older models. It has a 4,500-milliamp battery, which is larger than the 4,100-milliamp battery packed into the Galaxy S10 Plus. 5G phones will consume more power than 4G LTE phones, which means they need bigger batteries to get through the day. What kind of processor is it using?The new phone will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, paired with the chipmaker’s X50 5G modem. Anything else cool I should know about this phone?The Galaxy S10 5G has an additional camera lens. So while the camera setup of the S10 5G is generally similar to that of the Galaxy S10 Plus, it has a fourth lens on the back of the device to give 3D-depth information for augmented reality and other tasks. But it’s not capable of 3D mapping for secure biometrics to unlock the phone, like what Apple has done with Face ID. Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 64 Photos 1:52last_img read more

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Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu Photo : WikipediaMalaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu will pay a one-day visit to Cox’s Bazar on 4 July to fete the country’s personnel and medical team who had to work during the recent holiday, news agency UNB reports.Quoting the minister, Malaysian media reported that the minister would also bring along medical and health supply, as well as tents, for the Malaysian soldiers and medical personnel at the Rohingya refugee camp.”I will be part of the 30-member delegation and we plan to take a Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft. Our trip is aimed at showing support to the estimated 60 doctors and medical staff stationed there,” Malaysian news agency Bernama quoted minister Sabu as saying.”Their job is not easy as they have to work under pressure dealing with refugees and various illnesses. Anyone who wants to contribute to the Rohingya refugees is welcome,” he told reporters on Sunday. read more

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first_img.The opposition-initiated ‘National Unity Process’ has frightened the Awami League regime so much so that, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party alleges, the incumbents are trying with every means to disturb the process.The BNP’s views of the new opposition coalition, which is yet to take a concrete shape, were reflected in speech by some leaders at the party’s rally in Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Sunday.Some partners of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance except Jamaat-e-Islami joined the rally convened by National Unity Process convenor Kamal Hossain and Bikalpa Dhara leader Badruddoza Chowdhyury at Mohanagar Nattya Manchya on 22 September, giving rise to the new opposition coalition.The opposition commonly demands election under a neutral government, dissolution of parliament before the polls, deployment of the army personnel, and reconstitution of the election commission for free and fair ballot when the nation goes to polls in December this year or January next year.No alliance partner of the BNP, nor any leader of the Unity Process was there at Sunday’s rally, but more than one leader of the BNP touched on the issue of the opposition unity and the AL camp’s reaction to the process.Amid talks of confusions over the unity process and the government’s criticism of it, some BNP leaders said the main opposition party alone is ready to launch movement if the ‘National Unity Process’ of combining the parties of left, right and centre does not work finally.“The BNP is ready to forge a national unity. But, please, don’t consider this as our weakness,” the party’s standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy told the rally.Apparently addressing other components of the National Unity Process, he further said, “Don’t try to pressure the BNP as you know you people don’t have that much of public support.”B Chowdhury-led Bikalpa Dhara. especially its joint secretary genral Mahi B Chowdhury, expressed reservation about Jamaat for forging the alliance with the BNP while the BNP maintains certain distance with the Jamaat at the moment.The BNP apparently used the occasion of the Suhrawardy Uddyan rally to make public the party’s demands and standpoints on key national issues, without mixing them with possible common minimum demands and programmes it wants to work on with the unity process. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal leader ASM Rab and Nagorik Oikya convenor Mahmudur Rahman Manna are the key leaders of the process, outside Kamal and B Chowdhury.The National Unity Process suspended its rally in Mymensingh, supposed to be held on Sunday, due to its failure to get police permission while its key leader Kamal Hossain is now abroad. B Chowdhury held another rally where he demanded dissolution of parliament before announcement of the polls schedule.As the unity process is yet to announce a common platform and collective leadership till date, Mirza Abbas, another BNP standing committee member, expressed his skepticism about realising the goal of making national unity as such.“We don’t know yet if the unity process would be materialised because the government is trying its best to foil the unity of the parties that demonstrate their appetite for democracy,” he told the BNP’s rally. “It’s good if the process works, and we have nothing to lose if it doesn’t happen. We have to fight our own struggle.”Joined by other leaders, Mirza Abbas asked the leaders and activists of the BNP to get ready to launch a movement to free party chief Khaleda Zia and ensure a free and fair national elections.However, the party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Alamgir and some other leaders mentioned that Khaleda Zia, before being jailed, sought the national unity of all the parties who want to restore democracy in the country.”It is Khaleda Zia who first talked about the national unity and directed us to work towards that end,” said Mirza Fakhrul.BNP standing committee member Khondokar Musharraf Hossain recalled that Khaleda Zia at a party standing committee meeting on 3 February, asked the party leaders to form the national unity.”As per her guidance, we are acting on forging a national unity with all the like-minded forces.” he added.The BNP leaders alleged that the AL government is conspiring to foil the process of national unity by means of ‘purchasing’ some leaders, and intimidating others.The ruling party leaders, including AL president prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who initially welcomed the process , have then criticised the anti-government coalition and its leaders, to the extent of calling them corrupt, killers and somersault.About the unity AL general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said such unity of the parties without his party and its alliance is not a national unity and expressed his views that it would not be possible to keep the parties of different ideologies under one platform.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Nintendo 3DS has been available for only a few short hours in Japan, but a hack already exists allowing backed up game roms to be played.To be clear, this is not a hack allowing piracy of 3DS games. It is instead a method for allowing an R4 cart loaded with DS games to run on the system. Effectively it allows for the continuation of DS piracy on Nintendo’s new hardware.Fortunately for Nintendo this is not something a lot of 3DS owners will be able to use. It requires a modification to the 3DS and relies on a whitelist Nintendo included stating which official DS carts will play on the system. The R4 team managed to access that list and modified it to play the games on their cart.A firmware update is expected to close the vulnerability allowing the hack pretty swiftly – this is what the 3DS auto-patching system is meant to help combat after all. What this does show, however, is that the 3DS may be quite easy to gain access to and cause Nintendo another piracy headache in the coming months.Read more at Pocketgamer, via Pocket-lintlast_img read more

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first_img TORONTO – Sometimes ignorance is bliss. But for those who prefer to know the ins and outs of flying, Ask Reddit has compiled a list of top secrets confessed by pilots and flight staff that may make travellers think twice before boarding a plane again.Here are our favourite confessions:1. Everything old is NOT new again. The in-flight headphones that were given to you at the start of the flight were probably already worn by another passenger. Said one Ask Reddit user: “I used to work for a warehouse that supplied a certain airline with items. The headsets that are given to you are not new, despite being wrapped up. They are taken off the flight, ‘cleaned’ and then packaged again.”2. Sleeping on the job. Here’s something truly horrifying: it’s been found that 50% of pilots sleep while flying, and that 1/3 of the time one has even woken up to find that their co-pilot is also catching some ZZZ’s.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agency3. The most important 15 minutes of your life. Once oxygen masks are dropped down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen supply. But here’s the good news: 15 minutes is more than enough time for the pilot to descend the plane to a lower altitude with breathable air. However, at the typical flying altitude, passengers pass out in about 15-20 seconds.4. Why so dim in here? The lights are dimmed during night landings so that in case of an emergency evacuation, your eyes will more easily adjust to the darkness. As such, you’ll be better equipped to collect your bearings once outside of the plane.5. No food sharing. Pilots are served different meals and are not allowed to swap food items to prevent the unlikely event of food poisoning.6. Pilots have total control. According to one Ask Reddit confessor, the pilot has almost limitless authority as soon as the aircraft doors are closed. “He is allowed to arrest people, write fines and even take the will of a dying passenger.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next month7. Don’t drink the water. A former Lufthansa cargo agent urged passengers to never, EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come for a bottle. “Don’t even TOUCH IT,” the agent wrote, “the reason being the ports to purge lavatory sh*t and refill the aircraft with potable water are within feet from each other, and sometimes serviced all at once by the same guy.” Share Did you know? Shocking secrets from pilots and flight staff Posted by Travelweek Group Friday, August 19, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says a Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming.EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says she is disappointed at last week’s court ruling, but says comparing the mercury rule to the nearly finalized climate plan is “comparing apples and oranges.” Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairycenter_img McCarthy says the Obama administration is on track to complete the so-called Clean Power Plan’ next month. The plan sets unprecedented carbon dioxide limits for coal-fired power plants that contribute to global warming.President Barack Obama is counting on drastic emissions reductions from the new rules to meet the U.S. commitment to a major global climate treaty that he’s been championing.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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first_imgThe outlook for inbound tourism in 2011 looks bleak as the Australian dollar continues to surge against weaker northern hemisphere currencies. Domestic tourism operators fear that the number of British and European visitors in particular, could fall by as much as 15 per cent this year, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) has reported. ”Eventually it gets to the point where the euro is really starting to bite,” AOT Group founder and chief executive Andrew Burnes told SMH. While the number of American visitors is “holding up”, tourism operators are hoping that an expected increase in visitors from Asia will help fill the void. Boosting business for travel agents and airlines, but fanning fears of a downturn in domestic tourism, is the record number of Australians travelling overseas. Taking advantage of the strong Aussie dollar and ever cheaper international airfares, Australians are departing their shores in droves: 7 million in the year to October, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Statistics. Departures in October were almost 11 per cent higher than for the same month in 2009.The most popular overseas destinations are the United States, Thailand, Fiji, Bali and New Zealand. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H Sydney Opera Houselast_img read more

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first_imgStansted Airport is preparing for the launch of new cheap flights to Africa, winter sun destinations and ski resorts.With the summer holidays having drawn to a close and winter getting closer, Ryanair has confirmed that it is introducing flights to Plovdiv in November, a route that will afford Brits access to Bulgaria’s Bansko ski region.Meanwhile, Air Berlin will introduce flights to Salzburg in December, which will allow passengers to visit Austria’s nearby Alpine ski resorts.Nick Barton, London Stansted Airport’s commercial and development director, said it is “encouraging” that airlines are launching new routes despite the economic uncertainty.”AirAsia X’s onward connections to Bali, Phuket, Perth and Brisbane will be popular once again with those looking to escape the cold British winter, and we’re delighted The Gambia and Cape Verde join our route network, connecting Stansted to these tropical retreats in just six hours flying time,” he commented.Earlier this summer, Stansted was awarded Code F status by the Civil Aviation Authority, which will allow large aircraft like the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 to land at the airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMore cheap flights on offer from StanstedMore cheap flights on offer from StanstedBargains of the week: Sofia | Bratislava | LjubljanaBargains of the week: Sofia | Bratislava | LjubljanaAegean expands European routesAegean expands European routeslast_img read more

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