Meghalaya Cabinet approves draft water policy

first_imgThe Meghalaya Cabinet has approved a draft water policy to address water usages, issues of conservation and protection of water sources in the State on July 12.Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma discussed the various aspects of the draft policy at length before approving it.“All issues related to utilization of water and livelihood and how to preserve water bodies have been outlined in this policy including community participation in the implementation of this policy by constituting a water sanitation village council at the village level,” Mr. Tynsong said.The policy was drafted by the state Water Resources department in consultation with experts in water conservation and protection of water bodies.The deputy chief minister said that Meghalaya, being a hilly State, receives a lot of rainfall but the same water cannot be retained and all of the water reaches Bangladesh in no time.Among the other issues discussed on the policy was the need to optimise usage and conservation of water, steps needed to protect water bodies and water sources including ground water, and protection of catchment and springshed areas.Recently, the State government has launched the Jal Shakti mission to address the problems related to water.The State cabinet has also approved the proposal of the Finance department to hike the salary of chairman and members of the Meghalaya Public Service Commission based on the recommendations of the fifth Meghalaya Pay Commission.last_img read more

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Kuzma gets 28, leads Lakers past rival Celtics

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Kuzma hit five 3-pointers and dominated down the stretch, yet Los Angeles nearly gave it away by missing 10 of its 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, including four in the final 20 seconds. The Lakers are the NBA’s worst team at the free-throw line and also at the 3-point line, where Kuzma’s teammates were a combined 2 for 19 — which made this win all the more improbable to coach Luke Walton.“I have confidence that those guys that missed them tonight will make them in the future,” Walton said. “But hopefully we can remedy that sooner rather than later.”Kyrie Irving scored 33 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who opened a four-game road trip by extending their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Smart added 22 points and led the Celtics back.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed two free throws for Los Angeles with 5.7 seconds left, but Smart’s final miss over Caldwell-Pope’s defense allowed Los Angeles to snap a four-game losing streak against Boston.“It was a great game for us to learn from,” Irving said. “Minor details, you know? Getting offensive rebounds and blocking out. Taking opportunities to force them into tough shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “That’s why we’ve got practice tomorrow,” Kuzma said with a grin.The Lakers still have much to learn, but they took another major step with a victory in this hallowed NBA rivalry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKuzma scored 28 points and the surging Lakers sent the Celtics to their fourth consecutive loss, 108-107 Tuesday night.Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points in the sixth consecutive home win by the Lakers, who have won three straight and seven of nine overall during their best stretch of the season. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jarell Eddie defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, showing off a spectacular array of big shots and slick passes.And if Boston’s Marcus Smart hadn’t missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, it still wouldn’t have been enough for a win because the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t hit their free throws down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Irving led the Celtics back within two points late, but Kuzma and Julius Randle came up with big baskets on offensive rebounds. Smart then hit two free throws for Boston with 19.2 seconds left after Josh Hart missed two for LA, trimming the lead to 106-105.Clarkson hit two free throws, and Terry Rozier hit a twisting layup with seven seconds left before Caldwell-Pope’s misses.TIP-INSCeltics: Al Horford returned with 13 points and 12 rebounds after missing the last game in the concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the head. … Boston beat the Lakers 107-96 on Nov. 8.Lakers: Caldwell-Pope (right heel) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) played after being questionable before game time. Ingram had seven points on 2-for-11 shooting. … Kuzma has 15 20-point games this season, the most by a Lakers rookie since Eddie George in 1995. … Fans near courtside included Ryan Leaf, Dodgers stars Kenley Jansen and Yasiel Puig, and comedian Nick Kroll.HAYWARD HEREGordon Hayward was with the Celtics after traveling to Los Angeles last week. He will stay in town for the next 7-10 days to continue his rehabilitation from his horrifying left ankle injury just five minutes into the season. Boston coach Brad Stevens said the move is designed “just to mix it up” during Hayward’s extensive rehab, which is still proceeding on schedule. Stevens said Hayward could begin traveling with the team full-time by early March as he continues to work toward a return. Until then, he’ll watch practice from the sidelines while staying as stationary as possible. “He’s a really good spot-up shooter,” Stevens said with a grin.KUZMAGICKuzma, the Lakers’ impressive rookie forward from Utah, had his best offensive game since Christmas. He put the Lakers ahead during a 3 ½-minute stretch of the fourth quarter with 13 points and a behind-the-back assist to Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk that brought Staples Center to its feet. He added four rebounds and three assists without and turnover and did it all in less than 27 minutes of play. “His fourth quarter was incredible,” Walton said.BALL OUTLonzo Ball missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore left knee for the Lakers, but they’ve developed a solid offensive approach in the absence of the rookie point guard. Replacements Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso contributed little offensively, but Clarkson had another outstanding playmaking game, and Randle contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Stay in LA to face the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night.Lakers: At the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to open a five-game road trip. LA plays 11 of its next 14 on the road. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ NCAA volleyball: San Beda zooms to 6-0 after comeback winlast_img read more

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Magnolia seizes solo PH Cup lead

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Ian Sangalang, meanwhile, finished with just eight points but had two key plays on opposite ends of the floor when it mattered the most. Sangalang harassed Belo into that backing error and then broke the last tie at 72 with a running jumper off a pass from Marc Pingris.Meanwhile, the Gin Kings battle NLEX at Cuneta Astrodome on Saturday, seeking a follow-up to that upset of the Beermen and climb to the upper half of the elimination round bracket.Barangay Ginebra had been tagged one of the favorites in the preseason but wobbled a bit and tripped into a three-game slump before beating the Beermen.NLEX, another preseason favorite, has also been caught in a slump after winning its first two games of the season. Chris Tiu scored 18 points and Ed Daquioag added 16 to lead Rain or Shine past Meralco, 90-84, in the nightcap.The Elasto Painters improved to 4-3 and dealt the Bolts their fifth defeat in seven games.After just a day’s rest, the Hotshots will return to clash with the three-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen.“That will be tough,” Victolero said of the game. “We will have no excuses and we will try to find ways to beat San Miguel. We need to regroup. [Barangay] Ginebra was able to do it (beat the Beermen in the second of back-to-back games) and that’s our motivation.”Mac Belo paced the Elite with 25 points, tying his career-high, but had a crucial backing violation that doomed Blackwater. He also opted to pass off on a 2-on-1 break that led to a key miss by John Pinto.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Hotshots closed out with six unanswered points inside the final minute to win for the fifth straight game and rise to 6-1 while dealing the Elite a fourth consecutive defeat in a 2-5 record.Paul Lee missed the game because of a sprained ankle and there was no real go-to-guy for Magnolia in this game as the Hotshots actually couldn’t sustain a hot start that had them taking a 23-13 lead after the first frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlackwater steadily clawed back and had a solid chance to turn things around only to fall because of some bad decisions in the endgame.“It was a very tough game, we had some lapses in the end,” coach Chito Victolero said. “Because of our experience and chemistry, we barely scraped through.” MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magnolia survived the loss of an 18-point lead in the third period by playing steadier at the crunch, nipping Blackwater, 78-72, to wrest the lead heading into the final four weeks of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding San Beda, Perpetual score key winslast_img read more

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Delhi University to get guards on sports bikes

first_imgCome February, students of Delhi University North Campus will be greeted by an unusual sight – liveried guards patrolling on sports bikes.After the Delhi Police recently set up several help desks on the campus, the university is now doing its bit to ensure safety of its students. As a first step in that direction, the university proctor – at the behest of vice chancellor Dinesh Singh – has set up its own patrol team; an idea borrowed from universities abroad.” The team is made up of two male and two female guards. They will take rounds of the campus in two shifts between 8 am and 5 pm. This is a pilot project and, if successful, we will extend the hours of patrolling,” said H. P. Singh, DU proctor.On November 22, 2010, Mail Today had reported that the university’s newly-appointed V-C was keen on improving the security of the North Campus, which had deteriorated to quite an extent.North Campus has earned itself the reputation of being unsafe because of its porous nature. Over the years, the campus has witnessed an increasing number of thefts and incidents of eve teasing.This was corroborated by a safety survey sponsored by the university’s research cell and carried out by a professor of Delhi School of Social Work last year.The audit revealed that 42 per cent of the students felt that the North Campus was still unsafe for them.Though there are plans to make the North Campus a closed campus like JNU, DU authorities hope the safety squad will make a difference and instill some confidence in students.advertisement” The South Campus, on the other hand, is a closed one and hence does not face as much problems as the North,” said Singh explaining why the initiative for now is just meant to cover the North Campus.The guards will be equipped with a medical kit to provide first aid to students who have met with minor accidents.They also have walkie- talkie devices in case they need to call for back- up in case of a bigger emergency.But wouldn’t patrolling on a motorbike be more efficient then on a bicycle? ” The guards are expected to act swiftly and moving on a bicycle is definitely more convenient. A bicycle can be parked anywhere. Moreover, the guards will be given proper mountaineering sports bikes equipped with different speed gears,” added Singh.last_img read more

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Magic rally past Celtics, earn 1st playoff berth in 7 years

first_imgMOST READ So when the horn sounded on their 116-108 win over the Celtics on Sunday night to clinch the Magic’s first postseason berth since 2012, they took some extra time to celebrate.Terrence Ross had 26 points, Nikola Vucevic finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Evan Fournier added 24 points for Orlando (41-40). The victory also gave the Magic their first regular-season sweep over Boston since 1996-97.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s an amazing feeling. Nobody knows what I’ve been through in the last six years here, just through all the losing, the struggling, the doubting,” Vucevic said. “It’s been very difficult for me at times. It paid off in a great way, man, just to come in here in this building and beat a great Celtics team and to make it.”Cheers could be heard outside Orlando’s locker room postgame and Vucevic and others were wearing black Magic “Clinched” T-shirts with “Southeast Division Champions” on them. Coach Steve Clifford was doused with water by his players. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 60th win DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “It’s fun to see,” Clifford said. “Anybody that doesn’t think there’s purity in the NBA should have seen this scene in the locker room because they’re deserving, but it’s enjoyable.”Even with the loss, the Celtics (48-33) clinched the fourth seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs just before tip-off. That came courtesy of Brooklyn’s win over Indiana. The Pacers are locked in as Boston’s first-round opponent as the fifth seed.Kyrie Irving had 23 points for Boston. Al Horford finished with 18 points and Gordon Hayward added 16 off the bench.The Magic erased a 13-point first-half deficit and took an 83-78 lead into the fourth quarter. They kept it going, starting the final period on an 11-2 run, which included nine points by Ross.Boston responded with run of its own and tied the game at 106 on a 3-pointer by Irving with 2:50 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting But the Magic kept attacking.Fournier got free in the lane and dunked over Terry Rozier to put the Magic back in front. The Celtics turned it over on their next possession. That was followed by an Aaron Gordon layup on the other end that made it 110-106.“We were definitely trying to win the game,” Hayward said. “We wanted to go into the playoffs playing our best basketball. They hit some tough shots tonight. You could definitely tell they were playing for something.”TIP-INSMagic: Vucevic had his 60th double-double of the season.Celtics: Hayward has now scored in double-figures in eight consecutive games.INJURIESCeltics coach Brad Stevens said before the game that the Brooklyn-Indiana outcome wouldn’t affect how much he played his starters against Orlando.He was true to his word and played his starters their normal minutes.It proved costly. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jayson Tatum limped off the court at the six-minute mark of the first quarter with a left shin contusion and did not return.Marcus Smart left with 6:15 remaining in the third, helped off by trainers and holding his left side after banging hips with Vucevic. The team initially said it was a left hip contusion. After the game Stevens said he was told it was an oblique bruise. Smart could still be seen limping as he left the arena after the game.Stevens said he’ll play his starters “a lot less on Tuesday, if at all” in Boston’s regular-season finale at Washington.EYES ON INDIANANow that the Celtics first-round opponent is set, Irving said their focus has shifted to the Pacers.“I’m just happy that we get to prepare for a team for multiple days,” Irving said. “It’s nothing really surprising in the playoffs. Just go out there and get a good feel for the Pacers. Game 1 is a feel-out game and then we go from there.”UP NEXTMagic: Regular-season finale at Charlotte Tuesday.Celtics: Regular-season finale at Washington Wednesday. Orlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin shoots in front of Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Nothing has come easy for the Orlando Magic over the last seven years.They endured four different head coaches, five seasons with 50-plus losses and took many turns in the NBA draft lottery.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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As it happened: Apple launches iPhone SE, smaller iPad Pro

first_imgApple’s iPhone SE event is going to be a big deal as the Cupertino-based company is expected to launch a slew of new products including a smaller iPhone. The event which starts at 10:30PM IST also happens just a day before the company’s court hearing in the San Bernardino shoot case in which it is up against the FBI over encryption in iOS, the operating system which powers products like the iPhone and the iPad.11:38PM – The event has ended. If you want to read all about the new iPhone then you should check out our story .   11:35PM – Tim Cooks says that this will be the last product product announcement at the Town Hall. Next year Apple will move its spaceship campus.   11:27PM – Apple iPad Pro will start at $599 for the 32GB version. The 128GB version costs $799 and for the first time there’s even a 256GB version model for a iOS device, which costs $899.  11:25PM –  The iPad Pro is using the same 12-megapixel camera that’s there on the iPhone SE. It also shoot 4K video and has a 5-megapixel front camera with a retina flash. 11:23PM – Apple has announced a new smart keyboard, which is smaller specifically form-factor. It also supports the Apple Pencil. 11:22PM – Schiller claims that the iPad Pro has more performance than Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. 11:21PM – “It has a pro audio system. It has four speaker system” 11:19PM – Schiller is talking about a new TrueTone display technology.  11:18PM – It has the same ‘Pro’  display from the iPad Pro. It is 25 per cent brighter than the display on the iPad Air 2. advertisement 11:15PM – 9.7-inch iPad Pro is official. Apple says that it has sold more than 200 million 9.7-inch iPads.  11:14PM – Tim Cook is now talking about the iPad Pro. He’s invited Phil Schiller who is their head of worldwide marketing.  11:13PM – iOS 9.3 will feature new features like nightshift, a password protected Notes app, and enhanced CarPlay support. It is available as a free update today.    11:11PM –  Greg Joswiak is now talking about the new features on iOS 9.3.11:10PM – Apple iPhone SE will launch at $399 for 16GB  version. It will be available on March 31st in the US and will launch in more than 110 countries by the end of May. 11:07PM – It has the A9 processor, 12-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera with the retina flash.  11:05PM – Greg Joswiak announces the iPhone SE, which looks more or less like the iPhone 5S. It is also available in rose gold. 11:03PM – Tim Cook says we’re welcoming a new member to the iPhone to the family.  11:02PM – Apple has added folders, dictation and also Siri for the app store for the tvOS that powers the Apple TV.  11:00PM – Apple has announced a bunch of exclusive content from HBO for the Apple TV. 10:58PM – Apple has slashed the starting price of the Apple Watch from $349 to $299. We don’t know the new pricing for India.  10:57PM – Tim Cook has announced a couple of new bands. A nylon band and new sports band. 10:56PM – Tim Cook is back on the stage and is now talking about the Apple Watch. He says it is the best selling smartwatch in the world.  10:55PM – Apple says that CareKit will be open sourced and will be available in April.  10:48PM – Apple is launching CareKit which is framework to build apps that will help people to care of themselves. An app is being launched for Parkinson’s disease.  10:47PM – Apple COO Jeff Williams takes the stage and is now talking about ‘Research Kit’.  10:44PM – Apple just showed of ‘Liam’ which is robot that reconstructs the iPhone making it recyclable.  10:40PM – Apple says now 93 per cent of its operations are based on renewable energy. 10:39PM – “We built the iPhone for you, our customers, and we know it is a deeply personal device. We need to decide, as a nation, how much power the government should have over our data and our privacy. We owe it to our customers and we owe it to our country. This is an issue that impacts all of us, and we will not shrink from this responsibility,”says Tim Cook.  10:35PM – Tim Cook is addressing the big elephant in the room. He’s talking about privacy and the case against the FBI.  10:32PM – Apple now has more than 1 billion active Apple users in the world. 10:31PM – Tim Cook has taken the stage. He says we’re about to celebrate Apple’s 40th birthday which will be on April 1st.advertisement10:30PM – Apple’s event is a go. They have started the event with video called ’40 years in 40 seconds'”. 10:27PM – An announcement has been saying that the presentation will begin shortly and everyone has been asked to turn their phones to silent mode.  10:20PM – Apple’s live stream has started. Beats One RJ Zane Lowe is speaking in the background.  10:00PM – In the case you’re wondering what all products Apple could launch, checkout this piece which will give a relative idea of what products to expect.  9:50PM – Apple’s ‘Loop us in’ event is less than 40 minutes away. In the case you want to watch the live stream of the event, you should use the Safari browser on Apple’s products or Microsoft’s Edge browser on Windows 10 devices. 9:45PM –  Marc Gurman from 9to5Mac has already sounded an alarm stating that the new iPad Pro will disapoint the users of the iPad Pro which launched last year.Going to be some unhappy 12.9-inch iPad Pro users today when they see the 9.7-inch model crushes it in camera specs, across the board. Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 21, 2016last_img read more

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Honor View 20 set to launch today: Specs and how to watch livestream

first_imgHonor’s latest flagship smartphone, the Honor View 20, will see its global launch take place later today at an event in Paris. The phone has been official in China for a few weeks now as the Honor V20, and is also set to come to India exactly a week from now on Tuesday, January 29. The Honor View 20 touts a unique design language that includes a punch-hole display. It also touts top-end hardware with a Kirin 980 SoC and 48MP rear camera, among other things.Honor will be livestreaming the launch event on its official website and it is scheduled to begin at 5pm in Paris (9:30pm IST). To recall, the Honor V20 in China was launched with a starting price of CNY 2999 (approx Rs 30,000) for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant costs CNY 3499 (approx Rs 35,500). The UK and European prices are expected to fall in the same league or perhaps a notch higher as it is typically known to happen. The Honor View 10, its predecessor, was launched at 449 pounds (approx Rs 41,000).Honor View 20 specificationsThe Honor View 20 is the company’s first smartphone that brings a hole in the display. The circular hole on the top left corner is 4.5mm in diameter and houses a 25MP selfie camera. This allows the Honor View 20 to offer a tall, immersive display with over 90 per cent screen real estate.The Honor View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310×1080) display. It is powered by 7nm-based octa-core Kirin 980 flagship chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. It also comes with 128GB of internal storage as well. Honor also launched a special Moschino brand edition of the V20 in China with 8GB + 256GB configuration, but it is unclear whether the company is planning to bring this variant to the global market.advertisementHonor’s latest flagship is also the world’s first smartphone to come with a 48MP rear camera. Honor is using a Sony IMX586 CMOS sensor that will use pixel binning technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into one to offer a large 1.6 micron pixels. The Kirin 980 chipset will offer a 48MP AI HDR mode to offer high definition images. There is also a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board to obtain depth information. The View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with super fast charge support.It was announced in China with Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.0. This is Honor’s very own operating system that is similar to EMUI and we expect the same layer to come with the global variant as well. The Honor View 20 also comes with a new technology called Link Turbo which aims to improve connectivity by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and LTE depending on the task. This feature, however, will only be available in markets that have the network support for Link Turbo.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experiencelast_img read more

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Pep Guardiola infuriated by financial fair play question after FA Cup win

first_imgShare via Email news FA Cup The Observer Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Manchester City Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Pep Guardiola was infuriated in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City’s historic domestic treble when asked by a reporter if he was being accused of “receiving money” through separate payments from the club’s Abu Dhabi owners.City had just trounced Watford 6-0 but Guardiola’s celebrations were soon marred when the subject was raised of previously reported leaks concerning alleged payments to his predecessor Roberto Mancini to keep within Uefa’s financial fair play regulations. City have long strongly denied any wrongdoing but this past week it has been suggested that Uefa may impose a one-year ban on their competing in the Champions League, following an investigation.Asked if he had received any similar extra payments by a reporter from Associated Press, Guardiola fumed: “Do you know the question you’re asking me? Did I receive money for another situation, right now, today? Honestly, do you think I deserve to have this type of question, the day we won the treble, did I receive money? Are you accusing me of receiving money?”He added: “I said yesterday, we are not guilty until it’s proven. This club makes a big step forward with the investment [we have made]. Can you do that without top players? No way. Money helps to buy the incredible players we have, yes.“But [regarding the Uefa investigation] we wait, if we’re punished we accept it. But I listen to my chairman [Khaldoon al-Mubarak] and my CEO [Ferran Soriano], they give me the arguments for why we are under investigation and I trust them.“They tell me we are fair and we absolutely follow the rules, I believe them. If the opponents and contenders think it’s just about the money, it is OK.”After the final whistle one City fan had entered the media section and accused the press of bias, saying that despite Raheem Sterling’s display, the coverage would be all about Liverpool’s Mo Salah.After the final whistle one City fan had entered the media section and accused the press of bias, saying that despite Raheem Sterling’s display, the coverage would be all about Liverpool’s Mo Salah.Guardiola did also get the chance to reflect on his side’s achievements on the pitch.City’s sixth FA Cup triumph came thanks to a David Silva goal on 26 minutes, two from Gabriel Jesus (on 38 and 68), a double from Raheem Sterling (81 and 87) and a 61st-minute Kevin De Bruyne finish.The six goals took City to a record 169 in 61 games for the season, beating their own record of 156. “This is one of the best seasons I’ve ever experienced as a manager,” he said. “I wouldn’t say the best but one of them. Ten months, playing all competitions, and no team has done this in this country.”The one competition to elude City has been the Champions League. “I love the Champions League but to [win the domestic treble] is more difficult than the Champions League. For our organisation, all working here, they deserve all the compliments,” said Guardiola. “It’s not easy every 10 months being there [competing] because when you have a bad night you’re out. We had a little bit of lacking in energy today. But we keep the energy for the right time.”Guardiola pinpointed as pivotal Ederson’s early save from Roberto Pereyra when the final was goalless. “The game could’ve been different then. But after 3-0 it was over,” he said. “It was 6-0 because the game became completely different.”Guardiola is sure City can be as hungry again next season. “We did it this season, coming from [winning] the title with 100 points and the Carabao Cup,” he said.“We know each other better and the standards we need. We won four titles in a season [including the Community Shield]: incredible. Next season we don’t think about how many titles we need. We should come back after summer, try to be fit and we’ll see.” Pep Guardiola Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Six things we are looking forward to at the 2016 National Touch League

first_imgIt’s officially National Touch League week and we can’t wait for all of the action to commence on Wednesday! We thought we’d compile a list of what we’re looking forward to most at the event. 1.     The return to the home of Touch Football, Coffs Harbour!The last time we were here was last year’s World Cup in May, so we are excited to be back at C.ex Coffs International Stadium for this year’s event. 2.     The return of elite level competition It feels like a long time between National Touch League events, so we can’t wait to see the best of the best take to the field in Coffs Harbour this week, including the Elite Eight series. 3.     The new-look Queensland Elite Eight teamsThe Queensland Elite Eight teams recently announced that they have aligned with the Queensland NRL Clubs, the Broncos (formerly Chiefs), Cowboys (formerly Outlaws) and Titans (formerly Stingrays). We look forward to seeing them take the field this week in their new look colours on Wednesday! 4.     Touch Football on TV!Last week we announced that Power Productions will be live streaming our grand finals on Saturday and they will appear on Fox Sports 1 in early April. Read more here and stay tuned for the links for Saturday’s finals. 5.     Hopefully lots of sunshine! We all know that Touch Football events and rain go hand in hand, but we are hoping that this time we can break the tradition with four beautiful days of Coffs Harbour sunshine. Our fingers are crossed! 6.     Plenty of live Touch FootballFor the first time, every single game on field one at the 2016 National Touch League will be live streamed to the TFA YouTube channel, so if you can’t make it to Coffs Harbour for the event, you won’t miss out. You can see all the links here. What are you looking forward to most? Let us know on your social media pages. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 National Touch League:Website – www.touchfootball.com.au and www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#NTL2016)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (#NTL2016)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated Links2016 NTLlast_img read more

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Vernon Broughton, Country’s No. 6 DT, Announces Commitment

first_img “COMMITTED!!” he tweeted.COMMITTED❗️❗️#CLOUT2020 …. To be continued…✞ † #HookEm🤘🏾#ThisisTexas #Longhorns Htx➡️Austin pic.twitter.com/Mh6yvD35BO— Vernon Broughton ll (@thekid_bigv) July 18, 2019Texas now has nine commitments in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ team rankings.The Longhorns’ class now ranks No. 24 in the country and No. 2 in the Big 12. A pylon in the Texas Longhorns endzone.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: An end zone pylon in a general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)One of the top defensive tackle recruits in the country announced his commitment late on Wednesday evening.Vernon Broughton, the No. 6 defensive tackle recruit in the 2020 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, has committed to Texas.The four-star recruit chose the Longhorns over Arkansas, LSU and Ohio State, among other programs.Broughton announced his commitment on Twitter.last_img read more

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Crime Reduction Strategies Being Implemented in South St. Andrew – Minister

first_img Addressing journalists at the Hunts Bay Police Station in St. Andrew on April 16, prior to his tour of several communities in the Division, Dr. Chang said actions are being taken in the area and elsewhere to “ensure that the men and women of the police force can execute the kind of programmes that will be effective in reducing criminal activities”. Dr. Chang noted that in recent times, sections of the division have been experiencing “high levels” of criminal activities, and the Government is providing the necessary support to dismantle the 31 gangs operating in the area. Story Highlights Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says crime-reduction strategies are being implemented in South St. Andrew and other crime-plagued areas across the island. Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says crime-reduction strategies are being implemented in South St. Andrew and other crime-plagued areas across the island.Addressing journalists at the Hunts Bay Police Station in St. Andrew on April 16, prior to his tour of several communities in the Division, Dr. Chang said actions are being taken in the area and elsewhere to “ensure that the men and women of the police force can execute the kind of programmes that will be effective in reducing criminal activities”.Accompanied by Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, and several senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the Minister interacted with residents and engaged in discussions with police officers in the division.Dr. Chang noted that in recent times, sections of the division have been experiencing “high levels” of criminal activities, and the Government is providing the necessary support to dismantle the 31 gangs operating in the area.“The Commissioner of Police has taken some actions, which require the support of the Government,” Dr. Chang told reporters, adding that the tour was a “demonstration that we are moving as one team to ensure that we can overcome the vicious activities of criminals”.He underscored that measures will also be taken to “correct physical decay” of the infrastructure, and re-establish healthy communities, so that when order is restored by the police, the residents will have added reasons not to accommodate the gangs.For his part, the Commissioner reported that “actions have started” with additional resources taken from other police divisions, and that “specific persons” are being targeted, with a focus on the financial backers of the gangs as well as the members.Major General Anderson noted that at different times, the division has had minimal criminal activities, and “we will get it back under control, even if we have to take some more assets (from elsewhere) to focus on this area”.last_img read more

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Engineers have approved a plan to begin removal of crane toppled by

first_imgHALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s labour minister says work will begin this weekend to remove a huge construction crane that collapsed in Halifax during Hurricane Dorian.The twisted, yellow structure is draped over a building that was under construction in the city’s downtown.Labi Kousoulis says the building may have been compromised, so crews will go floor to floor this weekend to add extra supports to ensure the building doesn’t collapse while the crane removal takes place.He says it will then take up to four days to pin and strap the crane to the building before another crane is brought in to begin removing the damaged machine piece by piece.Kousoulis says the work should take about two weeks.The minister says the crane collapse could have been much worse, but fortunately it fell on the only unoccupied space possible and no one was hurt.Kousoulis says he’s confident other construction cranes on the Halifax skyline are safe, but inspections will be done as a precaution.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Moroccans’ Life Expectancy Nearly Doubled Since 1950: Ministry of Family

By Sana ElouaziRabat – Life expectancy at birth in Morocco has increased from 42.9 years in 1950-1955 to 77.6 years in 2015, revealed a study published Wednesday following the International Day of Older Persons.The study, carried out by the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, in partnership with the National Observatory for Human Development (NOHD), noted that at the age of 60, Moroccan women in 2010 were expected to live 21.6 years longer instead of just 17.7 more years in 1980, while men were expected to live 19.5 years instead of 17. The dramatic increase is good news for Morocco, as according to the World Health Organization, life expectancy at birth reflects the overall mortality level of a population and reveals the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year.Despite this evolution, the study also reveals that medical and social support is still lacking, especially in a context marked by nuclearization of households and the intensification of residential mobility,which have a significant impact on the care of older people.According to the 2014 census, nearly 3.2 million Moroccans are aged 60 and over, up from less than 1 million in 1960. The study further revealed that by 2030, the number of people aged 60 and over will almost double to reach 5.8 million, representing 20 percent of the population.Ageing will be the main trend in the future demographic modifications. By 2050, Morocco will have more than 10 million elderly people, notes the joint report.The study found that about 60 percent of the elderly live in urban areas, with 20.7 percent residing in the region of Casablanca-Settat.The report also indicates that from 2006-07 to 2015, poverty decreased in cities from 4.9 percent to 0.7 percent and in the countryside from 14 percent to 4.5 percent.At the end of this study, the ministry suggests that the profound changes that have occurred in Moroccan society – in socioeconomic and demographic makeup as well in family structures, lifestyles, and consumption – are threatening the traditional family model and community solidarity.In order to meet the resulting challenges arising from this analysis, the ministry recommends a number of measures: improving the supply of collective accommodation for the elderly, strengthening the provision of health care, developing of social assistance training, monitoring and evaluating an integrated public policy regarding the elderly, andmobilizing sufficient resources to improve the conditions of the elderly in social welfare institutions.The Minister of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, Bassima Hakkaoui, stressed that this research helps draw up the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of the situation of the elderly and evaluate the social protection and the care they enjoy in social welfare institutions. read more

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TNA awaits agenda for India talks

The Tamil Natioanl Alliance is awaiting the agenda for talks to be held with the Indian government next week.TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran says the agenda is expected to be received by this week. India had invited the TNA for talks after the Indian government had discussions with President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently. The TNA is expected to discuss about a political solution for the Tamils as well as other related issues. However Sumanthiran said that the exact topics will be known only once the Indian High Commission in Colombo hands over the agenda for the scheduled discussions.The TNA is to travel to India for talks on October 10, Sumanthiran said. read more

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German central bank says promissory note deal is problematic

first_imgBlurring the linesThe Bundesbank sees the deal as blurring the lines between the roles of governments and central banks – with the latter, it believes, supposed to focus only on ensuring the availability of money but not to help governments out of difficult financial territory.“This approach underlines the increasingly close and problematic ties between monetary and fiscal policy in the European monetary union,” the bulletin says, asserting:Responsibility for providing any assistance to individual member states in servicing their sovereign debts should lie with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which was established for this purpose.In other words, the bank believes that governments struggling to keep up with their financial obligations should not be helped out by central banks, but should instead have to turn to the Eurozone’s bailout fund for assistance.Banks barred from funding governmentsThe EU’s founding treaties explicitly forbid central banks from printing new money and giving it directly to governments to help them out with running their countries. While the Irish arrangement did not result in the creation of new money, it did allow the Irish government to reschedule the repayments.Bundesbank governor Jens Weidmann sits on the ECB’s Governing Council, which unanimously “took note” of the Irish arrangement at its meeting two weeks ago.The ECB’s decision not to stand in the way of the deal suggested there was little agreement with the German bank’s argument that the Irish deal may have come close to breaching the European treaty.Because Central Banks are governed and managed independently of national governments, it is unlikely that the Bundesbank’s reservations may be passed on to Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schauble for him to raise among his EU counterparts.Aside from requiring some political liaison between the Bundesbank and the German government – which is precisely what the Bundesbank has opposed – it would also mean Schauble would have to raise questions about the Irish deal at ‘Ecofin’ meetings of the EU’s finance ministers, which are currently chaired by Michael Noonan.Speaking on The Week in Politics yesterday, junior finance minister Brian Hayes played down the prospect of the Irish deal being unwound or reversed – saying the deal was “solid” and suggestions to the contrary were “fanciful”.Column: Promissory note deal savings should be spent on relieving youth unemployment GERMANY’S CENTRAL BANK has voiced its reservations about the deal to scrap Ireland’s promissory notes and replace them with long-term government bonds – theorising that the move may fall foul of European law.In its monthly report for February, released today, the Bundesbank expresses unease at the way in which Ireland negotiated its way out of its promissory note burden – by liquidating IBRC so that the Irish Central Bank owned the promissory notes, and then agreeing a deal with the Irish bank to swap the notes for bonds.This meant the European Central Bank was not ultimately needed – and allowed the Irish government to agree an arrangement with the Central Bank of Ireland which helped it to avoid the burdensome €3.1 billion annual repayments.“The Irish central bank k ultimately pays interest on the new bonds to the rest of the Eurosystem at the main refinancing rate,” which currently at 0.75 per cent, “while the Irish government’s interest payments are collected as net income by the Irish central bank,” the monthly report notes.This ultimately cuts the cost for the Irish government, however, as any profits accumulated by the Central Bank of Ireland are forwarded to the Exchequer at the end of the year.The Irish government therefore effectively only pays an effective interest rate of 0.75 per cent on its government bonds for as long as the Central Bank of Ireland is their owner.Though this could rise when the Central Bank sells the bonds on the public market, the sale of the bonds would also end up counting towards Central Bank profit – with the money from the sale also then returned to the taxpayer.last_img read more

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Android 41 ported to the ancient HTC HD2

first_imgGoogle is keen on announcing new versions of Android, but the OEMs that make the devices are apparently not so big on actually updating phones. The deployment rate of Android 4.0 just crept above 10%, but now Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been announced. Many users end up flashing unofficial ROMs onto devices, and there is one phone that continues to get update love long after it was disavowed by the maker. HTC’s HD2 is still chugging along, and now it has its first port of Android 4.1.The HTC HD2 was released way back in 2009, and it ran Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC’s Sense UI layer. The phone’s guts were actually very advanced for the time — it was really overkill for Window Mobile. The HD2 was sporting a 1GHz Snapdragon SoC, which would power the Google HTC Nexus One a few months later. The HD2 was also packing 576MB of RAM and a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 LCD multitouch screen.It would take months for HTC to get that same kind of hardware into an Android phone, which ended up being the Evo 4G on Sprint. While the HD2 was slim and light, the Evo ended up much thicker and clunky because of the WiMAX radio.The Jelly Bean port is just the latest in a long line of Android releases for the device. Though it is only has 512MB of ROM, modders so love the device that Android releases are always trimmed down to run on it with the aid of SD storage. The Jelly Bean port is in its early stages, so there are a few kinks to work out.Users report that video playback, the camera, and USB mass storage aren’t working. Google Now is also very crash prone. Still, it’s impressive that the community has kept this device alive for so long. This is truly the phone that will not die.via Ubergizmolast_img read more

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AbleHD 17inch portable monitor kit makes dualscreen more convenient

first_imgIf you’re used to the flexibility of multiple monitors at home or in the office, switching to a single monitor can often feel incredibly limiting. Able-HD thinks they have the solution with a portable 17-inch monitor that is thinner and lighter than an iPad.While many are trying to condense their electronics footprint to a smartphone or a tablet when they leave the office, there’s still a sizable chunk of PC users who really benefit from two or even three monitors to maximize their workflow. These users often have one setup, either at work or at home, that is their ideal setup. When they go anywhere else, productivity suffers as that workflow gets condensed to a laptop. Carrying an extra display with you, unless you’re using a pico projector, isn’t usually something most people are willing to do. Additionally, laptops that have tried to address dual monitor needs have been notoriously bad in the past. If you absolutely must have that second monitor but can neither afford the cost of a big setup nor have the space for one, Able-HD might have a Kickstarter for you.Packing a 1080p 17-inch display in a very thin form factor isn’t easy. Able-HD seems to have accomplished the task by separating the input connectors from the display and removing the ability to stand the monitor up on its own. The end result is a display that needs a stand, but is light enough to consider traveling with and using when you aren’t in an ideal environment for your ideal workflow. The Kickstarter is currently set up to deliver a kit for $140, and since the project has already been backed ten times over it seems there are plenty of people interested in this experience.last_img read more

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Prisoners captured

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 5, 2016 – The three men who escaped her Majesty’s Prison on Friday were by Saturday morning recaptured.  While there still remains no details on how the men broke out of the prison and no information on where the men were found or how they were recaptured, residents are relieved that the trio – jailed for burglary, arson and illegal entry – were returned to HMP where they will either serve out their sentences or are awaiting trial.  There is also no word on whether the trio will be hit with criminal charges for that Friday afternoon prison break. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #prisonercapturedcenter_img #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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