RANCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that his government has taken several measures in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0 to rein in corruption, bring about development and root out terrorism.Inaugurating a slew of projects here, the Prime Minister also said that Jharkhand is the launching pad of big schemes beneficial for the poor and the tribals. “We pledge to rein in corruption, fight for the rights of Muslim sisters and root out terrorism. Some corrupt people have already been put in their place (jail),” he said while addressing a public meeting here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThose who thought they are above the law are now approaching courts for bail, he said. Talking about the two newly formed Union territories, Modi said, “We aim to bring about development in J&K and Ladakh, the work for which has begun in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0.” The Prime Minister also said that he was happy to have got the opportunity to inaugurate multiple development projects in Jharkhand. The new multi-modal cargo terminal, which was inaugurated here, will ease transportation in the region, he stated. “Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest health assurance scheme, was launched in Jharkhand. Today, pension schemes for traders and farmers were also launched from this land of Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is the launching pad of big schemes beneficial for the poor and the tribals,” he added.
APTN National NewsThe head of Manitoba’s child welfare system admits the agency could have done a better job for Tina Fontaine.Fontaine, 15, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River Aug. 17, 2014. She was a ward of the province who was living in a hotel, after being placed there by the province.APTN’s Dennis Ward has more.
OTTAWA — The federal government has given the green light for a new bridge connecting Ontario and Detroit to replace the aging Ambassador Bridge.Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the private owner of the 87-year-old bridge, the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States, can begin building a six-lane replacement bridge.A release from Garneau’s office says the Canadian Transit Company will have to manage impacts of construction on the local community, including when it dismantles the existing four-lane bridge once its replacement has opened.The company says on its website that it plans to spend $1 billion US on the new span.The Canadian Transit Company has long complained that Transport Canada was dragging its heels on approvals for the project as the federal government pursues its own six-lane international bridge over the Detroit River, just a few kilometres west of the Ambassador Bridge.The company first applied for the new span in 2004.The American-based owner of the Ambassador Bridge, Manuel “Matty” Moroun, has fought construction of the Gordie Howe international bridge, even launching court challenges to have it stopped.Almost one-quarter of all goods traded between Canada and the United States move across the Ambassador Bridge. About 2.5 million trucks travelled across the bridge in 2015, and 4.2 million passenger vehicles traversed it as well, making it the second-busiest passenger vehicle crossing.
by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 9, 2015 2:31 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fairmont Banff Springs, Le Chateau Frontenac acquired in luxury hotel deal PARIS – A French-based hotel chain has announced a deal worth nearly $3 billion to acquire the luxury Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands from the property arm of a major Ontario pension plan and investment companies in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.Accorhotels SA says it will make a cash payment of US$840 million and issue 46.7 million new Accor shares under terms of the agreement with Oxford Properties, the Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding Company of Saudi Arabia.Both the Qatar and Saudi companies are to become major Accor shareholders, with 10.5 and 5.8 per cent of the share capital, respectively.The announcement did not contain any details on the payment to Oxford Properties, which is part of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, also known as OMERS.Based on Accorhotels’ closing stock price Wednesday, the overall value of the deal is worth US$2.84 billion.By obtaining the assets of FRHI Holdings Ltd, Accorhotels will gain a global collection of 155 hotels and resorts, of which 40 are under development.In Canada, they include the Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec.Other well-known properties covered by the deal are Raffles Singapore, the Savoy in London, Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel and the Plaza Hotel in New York.Overall, FRHI has hotels and resorts in 34 countries across five continents, with 42 properties in North America, two in South America, 26 in Europe, 17 in the Africa-Middle East region and 28 in the Asia-Pacific region.Accorhotels has almost 500 luxury and upscale properties.
OceanaGold’s Haile gold mine in South Carolina, USA, is about to take possession of an M10,000 IsaMill™ from Glencore Technology for ultrafine grinding duties. OceanaGold’s Chief Development Officer, Mark Cadzow, said the new IsaMill will re-grind gold-bearing concentrate from 42 microns to below 13 microns, which will improve leach recovery of the flotation concentrate, at considerably lower maintenance and grinding media costs than previously gained.“The installation of the Glencore Technology M10,000, 3,000KW IsaMill at Haile will assist in maximising gold recovery at our operation”, he said. “We’ve already proven this technology, having utilised a smaller M1,000 IsaMill at our Macraes mine for many years with excellent results.” Glencore Technology’s IsaMill Technology Manager said the new mill is enroute to South Carolina and installation by his team is set for January 2019.“This is a great application of the IsaMill and a highly valued repeat customer. Haile’s IsaMill will process up to 55 t/h of Pyritic feed. It’s a hard ore so the mill is going to get some good use”, he said. Although Haile Gold’s recoveries have consistently averaged in the low 80% range, the grind size achieved by other equipment has only been 19 microns. The ability to regrind to 13 microns should increase recoveries and deliver additional value from OceanaGold’s asset.Glencore Technology has designed the layout and engineering of the complete IsaMill plant for the installation to improve maintainability and operability. Design includes mill, feed and discharge hoppers and pumps, cyclone cluster, media dewatering and media handling. It also includes all structural, piping and electrical, instrumentation and controls engineering.Glencore Technology were engaged by OceanaGold for the supply of engineering services for the IsaMill plant while Ausenco were engaged for integration with the existing operation. The entire plant with all equipment and feed and media handling is a 25 by 13 metre footprint. The IsaMill plant will play a key role in Haile Gold’s plans to increase plant throughput rates toward an 3.5 to 4 Mt per year as OceanaGold chases organic growth and increases production by 20%.
It’s going to be about the team, it’s not going to be about individuals or individual pairings. The team is going to be very important and as the manager stressed earlier, [so is] the quality of the players we having coming on as well when needed.That’s how we’re going to achieve our result against Germany. It’s not just going to be about one or two lads, it’s going to be a massive team effort and as I said, the substitutions at certain stages could be vital for us. JOHN O’SHEA slipped seamlessly into the captain’s role, rallying Ireland’s new-look side with a call for them to play as a team rather than as individuals in tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Germany.O’Shea is one of only four players remaining from the 11 which started Ireland’s Euro 2012 campaign against Croatia, and in the absence of the injured Robbie Keane, the Sunderland defender wears the captain’s armband on his 82nd appearance for his country.“Captaining your country at any stage is very special,” O’Shea said at yesterday’s pre-match press conference. “To do it in a competitive game against Germany will be very special again.”The Waterford native leads out a side transformed by retirements and an untimely slew of injuries. Seamus Coleman makes his first competitive international start the day after celebrating his 24th birthday, while Toronto’s Darren O’Dea is named at centre-half alongside the stand-in skipper.Facing into an already tough task against the Euro 2012 semi-finalists and the country currently ranked second in the world, O’Shea is quick to downplay the disruption. Talk is cheap, particularly more than 24 hours before a high-pressure game, and so O’Shea knows that he will need to lead by example.Asked about his own role in the absence of usual squad veterans such as Keane, Richard Dunne and the retired Shay Given and Damien Duff, he says: “Basically it’s the organising of the whole team and making sure that everybody knows their roles beforehand.“It’s not just about one individual tomorrow for a game like this; it’s about the whole team. That’s gonna be the main thing tomorrow, the whole team doing their job as a whole.“Leading by example will just be organising at the back and focusing and making sure we keep a clean sheet.”Rather than see the changes as a negative forced on the manager by fate, O’Shea spins them positively. After waiting patiently in the wings while Trapattoni’s usual regulars clung on to their starting spots, now is the time for some of the bright young things to shine.What better stage to do it on; what better opponents to do it against.“Other lads are going to get a chance now to start and stake their cases for a starting place for the ongoing qualifying matches. What a team to do it against –the cream of Europe, the cream of the world, ranked second and some of the best young players in the world.It’s a massive test for us but one that the players, the management and the fans are looking forward to. We look forward to these occasions and especially as a player, to play internationals against the best players, that’s what you dream of.It’s one to look forward to and one to grab hold of and take the challenge.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION is not too happy about mobile phone network Three Ireland’s plan to buy O2′s Irish operationThree Ireland said today that it has received an official list of objections from the EC about the proposed acquisition of its rival, which was first announced last June.The deal, worth €850 million, had to be subject to competition approvals at a European level because of the way it would change the Irish mobile phone market.The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into the deal two months ago.If the sale gets approval to go ahead, Three and O2 combined would have around 2 million users in Ireland and would control about 37.5 per cent of the mobile phone market, behind Vodafone at 39.4 per cent but ahead of Meteor at just under 20 per cent. The deal would see O2 phased out in Ireland with all customers instead being on the Three network.Three Ireland said it had been expecting the objections and said it is confident that the deal will still get the go ahead.“The Irish mobile market is currently characterised by one clear dominant market leader with the 3 other operators lagging behind,” a spokesperson said. “Without Three’s acquisition of O2 Ireland and the scale it can achieve, this gap will only increase”.Three said competition in Ireland would be better served with three ‘credible’ mobile phone networks to compete for a market of 4.6 million people, rather than the current structure.The mobile phone network said the acquisition would increase competition and bring ‘much needed investment’ to the Irish market .Three Ireland said it is analysing the objections and will put forward proposals to address the Commission’s concerns.Read: Three buys O2 and will now control 40 per cent of Ireland’s mobile market > Read: Mobile operators pay €855 million in auction for new spectrum space >
Government Press Secretary Frank Dunlop leads Haughey into the infamous ‘GUBU’ press conference. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandShocked by the turn of events, the Taoiseach struggled to do justice to the magnitude of what had happened as he spoke to reporters.He made several attempts to encapsulate the situation, repeating words like ‘bizarre’ and ‘unbelievable’ as he spoke:This was, as I say, a grotesque situation one that none of us has ever experienced before. I don’t think there’s anyone in this room who has ever had such an experience of such an unprecedented situation.Said Joyce:The irony in a way is that Haughey’s actual adjectives were merely expressing a genuine total shock and surprise. By Daragh Brophy They were shocking – particularly the murder in the Phoenix Park. The idea that somebody could be just sunbathing in the Phoenix Park and be murdered was just unbelievable.Dalkey As the manhunt continued, the public first became aware of MacArthur and his connection with the murders when he was was arrested at the home of Patrick Connolly.After returning from Offaly, the 36-year-old killer had tried to rob a former American diplomat, Harry Bieling, in Killiney. After Bieling escaped, McArthur made his way to Pilot View in nearby Dalkey and the apartment of the Attorney General, who was an old friend.Gardaí had connected the two killings at this stage as the attacker had taken the car in both incidents. The net closed in on McArthur in the wake of the Bieling raid, when gardaí at Dalkey received a phonecall telling them not to worry about investigating, as the whole thing had been a prank.The caller used his own name. Pilot View, Dalkey. Source: RTÉ/ScreengrabMacArthur was arrested on the evening of Friday 13th August, after gardaí met Connolly – an innocent party in the whole affair, who thought he was simply putting up an old acquaintance – on his way back from work at Government Buildings.As the double-killer was questioned, the saga took another yet another bizarre turn the following day: the Attorney General insisted on jetting off, as planned, for his holidays in America, telling gardaí he’d speak to them on his return.Haughey, who was away on Inishvickillane when his chief whip, Bertie Ahern, called him with the news, managed to phone Connolly in London as he stopped off on his way to New York – but the AG refused to return to give a statement.By the time he’d reached the US the message had sunk in, however. Besieged by reporters, Connolly got straight back on a returning plane. Having run the gauntlet of local press once again in London, he was driven straight to Haughey’s Kinsealy home on his arrival back in Dublin. Malcolm MacArthur Source: RTÉ/ScreengrabAfter a conversation lasting half an hour, Connolly tendered his resignation. He later returned to the bar where, according to his obituary last year in the Irish Times, “he was welcomed back by colleagues who had great sympathy for his predicament”.In yet another twist to the case, it emerged that during his stay in Dalkey MacArthur had attended a match in Croke Park with Connolly. The pair even shared a VIP box, near the Garda Commissioner.“The shock was that a suspect in these particularly brutal murders had been arrested in the Attorney General’s house, which was the first thing really that linked the murder to politics,” Joyce said.“I don’t think anyone had been considering or thought that there was any sort of political connection of any kind – hence Haughey’s shock and surprise and amazement at this bizarre chain of events, which it truly was.We’re all talking about it with the benefit of hindsight now – but nobody knew what the hell was going on. Feb 18th 2017, 10:00 PM Share45 Tweet Email2 30 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3243563 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The original GUBU: How the Malcolm MacArthur killings rocked Ireland A series of murders and the arrest of the suspect at the Attorney General’s home gave rise to the expression – as the public struggled to comprehend what was going on. Saturday 18 Feb 2017, 10:00 PM 27,219 Views Effectively Haughey ended up in the firing line in relation to something that had absolutely nothing to do with him or with politics or with his government or with anything like that – apart from this embarrassment that the Attorney General first appeared to have a suspect staying with him, even though he wasn’t harbouring him in any sense.The idea that bizarre things kept happening to the Fianna Fáil-led government became its defining characteristic. Haughey and co were out of office by the following year – but the controversies continued, notably with the revelations about the bugging of journalists’ and even ministers’ phones.That particular scandal had such far-reaching consequences that it would ultimately lead to Haughey’s resignation from politics eleven years later, when he was forced to resign as Taoiseach in 1992.MacArthur was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Bridie Gargan. He was never charged over the killing of Donal Dunne.Related: Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years >Related: ‘Ireland’s Watergate’: How the phone tapping scandal would lead to Haughey’s downfall… eventually > Source: RTÉ/screengrabWhat happened? The sole witness to the murder of Bridie Gargan broke his silence about the case in 2011 -the year before MacArthur’s release from an open prison in Co Wicklow.Paddy Byrne, who was working as a gardener at the US Ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park, recalled spotting a bearded man moving amongst the trees towards a car parked by Chesterfield Avenue – the main route through the park.“I saw this guy who was dressed a bit queer, with a hat and heavy pullover on such a hot day,” Byrne told RTÉ radio’s Valerie Cox.When the young nurse, who had stopped to sunbathe on her way home from work at St James’s Hospital, returned to the car, Byrne saw MacArthur follow and sit beside her.“He started pulling her hair and began punching her in the side of the head,” the gardener recounted. He immediately decided to intervene.I went to the car and hit it a belt with my fist and shouted at him. Ms Gargan was in the back of the car with a newspaper over her and I could hear her crying. He then pulled a gun on me and told me to back off.The attacker got out of the car and threatened Byrne again with the gun before finally driving off.As MacArthur sped out the gates of the park toward the city an ambulance driver noticed blood on the window and the parking permit for St James’s on the windscreen. Concluding that the driver was a doctor transporting an injured patient, he set his sirens blaring and gave the car an escort through the traffic towards the south-inner city hospital.The car was abandoned, with the victim still inside, in nearby Rialto. Bridie Gargan, who had been beaten with a lumphammer, was pronounced dead four days later at the Richmond Hospital.Co Offaly As gardaí carried out their investigation, another murder rocked the nation just three days later.The killer of Bridie Gargan had travelled to Edenderry in Co Offaly, where he met Donal Dunne – a farmer who had advertised a shotgun for sale.The unsuspecting seller was shot in the face by MacArthur, who left his body partially hidden, stole his car and returned to Dublin. Source: RTÉ/Screengrab“The murders happened in pretty quick succession – and nobody initially knew whether they were connected or not,” said Joyce, who later wrote about the case in his book about Haughey ‘The Boss’.The murder rate in Dublin was very low at the time. You had lots of people being killed in the North – of course, politically motivated violence. But you didn’t have drug wars or anything like that. THAT WORD – GUBU – has been raising its head again this month.One of those expressions peculiar to Ireland, it’s derived from Charlie Haughey’s attempts to sum up his shock and disbelief in the wake of the capture of double-killer Malcolm MacArthur in the the home of the Attorney General.Conor Cruise O’Brien conflated Haughey’s stream-of-consciousness adjective-soup (‘grotesque’, ‘unbelievable’, ‘bizarre’ and ‘unprecedented’ were some of the words the then-Taoiseach reached for) in his newspaper column.The phrase had sticking power.And while it’s primarily connected, in the public consciousness, with the Haughey era and in particular that short-living minority government in the early-80s, it’s been used in the Dáil to refer to everything from tribunals to the health service and, more recently, the Garda whistleblowing controversy. The front page of last weekend’s Sunday Independent. Source: Sunday IndependentMore than three decades on, the extraordinary events that gave rise to the expression still seem unbelievable today. They’re no less bizarre or grotesque either.MacArthur bludgeoned 27-year-old nurse Bridie Gargan to death as she was sunbathing in the Phoenix Park on 22 July 1982.Days later, he shot dead farmer Donal Dunne on his own land. After a massive manhunt he was eventually located in the Dalkey apartment of the State’s principal law officer – leading, as you might imagine, to instant public consternation.“Both murders were very shocking, and happened in quick succession,” journalist Joe Joyce, who covered the unfolding events for The Guardian, said.But there was no consciousness in the media in general or in politics that these murders could have any relation with people in government.
WASHINGTON — The federal government ran a bigger deficit in January, pushing the imbalance so far this budget year up 6.2 percent from the same period a year ago.The Treasury Department said Wednesday the deficit for January stood at $17.5 billion compared to $10.3 billion a year ago. For the first four months of the budget year that began in October, the deficit widened to $194.2 billion from $182.8 billion during the same period last year.Last year’s deficit benefited from a $24 billion special payment Freddie Mac made for the support it received during the financial crisis. The Congressional Budget Office forecasts a deficit of $468 billion for the full 2015 budget year, 3.1 percent lower than in 2014.For the current budget year, government revenues total $1.05 trillion, an increase of 8.7 percent from the same period a year ago. Government spending totals $1.24 trillion, up 8.3 percent over last year.The deficit in 2014 narrowed to $483.3 billion from $680.2 billion in 2013. Before that, the country posted four straight years of deficits topping $1 trillion as the government grappled with revenue losses from the Great Recession and increased spending in such areas as unemployment benefits and food stamps.
Listen 00:00 /01:08 X Gail Delaughter Truck collisions cause traffic delays.It’s a traffic nightmare when a truck collides with an overpass. This year, it’s already happened 22 times in the Houston area. The record is 30 and it was set last year. That’s based information from the state’s crash reporting system.Danny Perez of the Texas Department of Transportation said you could blame a good economy. “If the economy tends to pick up, then you’re going to see more trucking traffic obviously,” he said.According to an April report, the Port of Houston is handling 11% more volume than it did in 2016.Martin Garsee is the head of Houston Community College’s training program for truck drivers. He said it’s the driver’s responsibility to avoid these incidents.“It’s driver neglect,” Garsee said. “He should know exactly what the height of his truck is and obviously be observing.”Still, TxDOT’s Perez said there are some other solutions to the problem, like improving roads outside of the loop so trucks can avoid the core of Houston.Researchers at Texas A&M have been working on another strategy. At two Houston overpasses, lasers currently detect trucks that are overheight and alert the driver with flashing lights. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Photo via Wikimedia CommonsKroger Co., the nation’s largest grocery chain, sells guns from 44 of its Fred Meyer stores in the West.Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.The nation’s largest grocery chain sells guns from 44 of its Fred Meyer stores in the West, but said Thursday that it’s become clear that gun retail outlets must go beyond what current U.S. laws requires.In a company release, Kroger Co. said, “In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we’ve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales.”The change comes one day after Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, both prominent gun sellers, tightened their company policy, and also a day after students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida for the first time since a troubled teenager killed 17 people there, mostly children.Companies like Dick’s had already changed gun-sale policies in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, but the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has opened a fissure between a portion of corporate America and organizations like the National Rifle Association.MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. corporations have already cut ties with the National Rifle Association, and at some political risk.The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping tax bill that snubs Delta Air Lines Inc., following through on Republican vows to punish the company for ending discounts for NRA members in the wake of the most recent school massacre.Kroger ended sales of assault-style rifles at Fred Meyer several years ago in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. It will extend that ban to Alaska, where customers could get such guns via special order.Other gun sellers haven’t responded to requests for comment, including Bass Pro Shops, which owns Cabela’s. The Outdoor Retail Association hasn’t responded to requests for comment, and L.L. Bean didn’t respond to a message Thursday.Following Wednesday’s policy shift on gun sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods, one industry analysts believes other retailers that devote a small percentage of their business to hunting will probably follow suit.“The initial response has been from corporate America,” said Joseph Feldman, a senior managing director at Telsey Advisory Group.“It is a risky game but you can’t please everyone,” Feldman said.The NRA, which also didn’t respond to request for comment Thursday, has pushed back on calls for raising age limits for guns or restricting the sale of assault-style weapons.Kroger, based in Cincinnati, said it has been tweaking some of its gun departments as it renovates stores due to softer demand from customers.“We believe these are common sense steps we can take immediately that are in line with our values and our vision,” the company said. Share
iSEED – the Indian School for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, a unique educational institution offering India’s first full time 1-year post-graduate level program in Entrepreneurship was launched on Thursday. The announcement was made in the presence of K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Founded by a group of professionals from institutes of national repute, iSEED’s vision is to be a world-class educational hub offering a variety of long and short-term programs for budding entrepreneurs and startups at various stages of their journey. iSEED will commence its flagship 1-year Post Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship from June 2014. The Institute’s short-term courses will begin this year. The founders of iSEED include Harsh Mishra, a Strategy and Entrepreneurship Professor at MDI Gurgaon, Anil Misra, Finance Professor at MDI Gurgaon, and Sanjeeva Shivesh, former Strategy Consultant from Booz & Co, aentrepreneur and a visiting faculty at MDI Gurgaon.
Kolkata: Revellers in the city may be looking at an acute shortage of Ola and Uber cabs in the next two days, as over 5,000 vehicles are slated to be taken off the road. In a statement on Monday, the West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild claimed that their delegation had visited the office of Uber in Salt Lake, to address multiple issues. The cab drivers are not getting the same rate of fare as regular AC cabs and are also getting their driver IDs blocked over small issues. When they tried to put their agenda forth, they were allegedly heckled out of Uber’s office, which offended the drivers. As a result, they decided to boycott duty until Wednesday. However, Madan Mitra, president of the guild, has urged them to consider the problems people would face in the festive rush.
Galaxy Unpacked 2019 is in the books, giving us our first look at the long-awaited Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus as well as Samsung’s latest laptop, smartwatch and a surprising partnership with Microsoft. The $949 Note 10 is one of the most compact big-screen phones we’ve gotten our hands on, with a gorgeous bezel-free Infinity-O screen that covers its 6.3-inch design as well as a slew of neat S Pen features. There’s also the massive 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus, which delivers even more real estate (and a big battery) for a very pricey $1,099. Both phones have killer cameras, and some truly stunning AR capabilities.We also got our first look at the Galaxy Book S, which is incredibly slim and promises nearly a full 24 hours of battery life. Samsung provided a deeper dive on the Galaxy Tab S6 and Watch Active 2, and demonstrated how Galaxy phones and Windows 10 PCs are playing nicer together than ever.Check out our live blog below for a recap of all of the biggest announcements, as well as our hands-on impressions of the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus:Galaxy Note 10 Event HighlightsGalaxy Note 10 Hands-on Review: The Big-Screen Phone That Isn’t BigGalaxy Note 10 Plus Hands-on Review: A 6.8-inch BeastSamsung’s Ultra-Slim Galaxy Book S Packs 23-Hour BatterySamsung Galaxy Note 10 vs. Note 10 Plus: Which One Should You Buy?Samsung’s Under Armour Edition of Galaxy Watch Active 2 Is Perfect for RunnersGalaxy Note 10 live blogAll times EDT – refresh for latest updates.5:12 p.m. – And that’s a wrap. Props to Samsung for keeping things to just over an hour (cough, Apple, cough). We’re heading to the product showcase, so stay tuned for more hands-on impressions out of Brooklyn!5:06 p.m. – Koh is talking about the ways Samsung is aiming to do good around the world, including initiatives to recycle Samsung products and bring resources to areas in need. The company is working with the United Nations to improve global sustainability by 2030. A new Galaxy Goals app will raise awareness for these initiatives and help Galaxy owners become more conscious of issues such as poverty and climate change.5:05 p.m. – Or not. Nadella spent a few minutes recapping what the Samsung/Microsoft partnership means, and how Galaxy and Windows devices will become even more connected in the future.5:01 p.m. – Whoa, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is here! Some big announcement is coming. 5:00 p.m. – Blackard is back on the stage to explain how expensive the Note phones will be ($949 for the Note 10, $1,099 for the Note 10 Plus). These things ain’t cheap.4:56 p.m. – Anjum is comparing the Galaxy Book S to a smartphone rather than a typical PC. This slim 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop has LTE capabilities, charges via Type-C, packs a Snapdragon CPU and has a battery meant to last a whopping 23 hours. We can’t wait to see if that’s actually true. The $999 laptop is coming in September. The Galaxy Book S is here. It looks really, really, really light. 23 hours of battery life. But we’ll have to see if Qualcomm CPU is powerful enough. $999 in September #GalaxyBookS #SamsungEvent pic.twitter.com/yowA0J6bzzAugust 7, 20194:55 p.m. – The Galaxy Book S is official! Man, this thing is slim. And this music is getting me a bit emotional. Why are you making me cry, Samsung?4:48 p.m. – Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up to make the Note 10 work even better with your Windows 10 PC. The Link to Windows button is now in the Note 10’s main control panel, making it easy to connect right away and view your texts and notifications on Windows via an improved Your Phone app. And soon, you’ll even be able to take calls right from the PC.(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)4:47 p.m. – Hassan Anjum is on the stage. Time to talk computing! Could we finally see the Galaxy Book S?4:40 p.m. – Time to talk about the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which we got our hands on last week. The watch has a digital rotating bezel, and is built to better accommodate smaller wrists. It’s also getting a fancy Under Armour edition, which links to Under Armour’s smart shoes (yes, those are a thing) to better track those heated run sessions. The watch starts at $279 and launches Sept. 13. 4:39 p.m. – Vig just unveiled the Note 10 Plus 5G, and is talking about how 5G will allow us to take better concert videos than ever. Because what we really need is more people with their phones out at concerts.4:37 p.m. – Samsung’s Pooja Vig is on stage to talk performance, particularly around gaming. She mentions that the Note 10’s vapor chamber will keep your device cool even during heated Fortnite sessions. The phone also has Discord integration, so you can easily voice chat with your Discord pals while you game on the go. She even threw in terms like LFG, GG and AFK to prove the Note 10 is totally serious about gaming!4:33 p.m. – Now this is cool. The Note 10’s camera packs a full 3D scanner, which allows you to scan a real-world object to get a 3D model that you can duplicate with a 3D printer or drop into pictures or videos. In a demo, we saw a 3D-scanned teddy bear turned into a virtual model that could mimic someone’s dance moves. Weird and kinda awesome.The Galaxy Note 10 doubles as a 3D scanner. Pretty impressive in action. #SamsungEvent #samsunggalaxynote10 #galaxynote10 pic.twitter.com/Jnyr2X7iX0August 7, 20194:30 p.m. – We’re checking out the AR doodle feature, which allows you to add 3D art to any person or object and have it track them in real time. In a demo, flowery letters surround the subject, Josh, even when he moves around.The Galaxy Note 10 AR Doodle feature is cool and creepy! Watch this. #ARDoodle #SamsungEvent #samsunggalaxynote10 pic.twitter.com/XU3Ih3KeZJAugust 7, 20194:26 p.m. – Samsung is really leaning heavily on influencers to promote the Note 10. We saw content creator Casey McPerry in a quick promo video, which he edited entirely on Samsung’s new phone. Neat.Galaxy Note 10 Super Steady mode is a lot less shaky than Note 9. #GalaxyNote10Plus #SamsungEvent pic.twitter.com/wgAhvefQv5August 7, 20194:23 p.m. – Time to talk cameras. Blackard says that “we’re taking the pro-grade photography tools of the Note and bringing it to video.” That includes real-time bokeh effects for video, as well as an “audio zoom” feature that brings sounds into focus as you zoom in. Cool? Yes. Borderline creepy? Almost.Galaxy Note 10 S Pen Air gestures in action. And Samsung is opening up SDK for developers. #SamsungEvent #SPen #GalaxyNote10 pic.twitter.com/b1NJrQ4dgtAugust 7, 20194:18 p.m. – Blackard is going in-depth on the S Pen, discussing the stylus’ ability to understand multiple languages, work with advanced applications like Excel and provide more advanced remote controls for your Galaxy devices via a new onboard motion sensor. Travel blogger Eva zu Beck is demonstrating how the S Pen can come in handy when trying to shoot quality photos of yourself while traveling.4:15 p.m. – Lots of oohs and aahs for the Note 10’s new color options. People seem to be happy about the Aura Glow design.4:12 p.m. – Samsung strategy senior director Drew Blackard is here to tell us about the Note 10. He says the Note 10 is “a smartphone that can do anything, designed for people who want to do everything.” He’s especially playing up the phone’s drawing capabilities, and the more compact design of the base Note 10, which he calls the most narrow Samsung’s ever delivered.Meet the Galaxy Note 10. #GalaxyNote10 #SamsungEvent pic.twitter.com/AaAop0pLN7August 7, 20194:08 p.m. – Samsung’s DJ Koh has taken the stage to discuss how 5G and mobile innovations will change the way we do business and live our everyday lives. He calls the Note 10 the “most powerful phone for power users,” calling out lag-free gaming performance and movie-quality streaming.3:40 p.m. – Tom’s Guide editor-in-chief Mark Spoonauer, assistant managing editor Sherri L. Smith and staff writer Adam Ismail are all here to bring you the latest Galaxy Note 10 news. Enjoy this selfie from Adam’s Pixel 3 (just don’t tell Samsung)(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)3:32 p.m. – Here’s a quick look inside the Barclays Center.We’re inside the #SamsungEvent. Get ready for #GalaxyNote10 news. pic.twitter.com/YriBSdjE04August 7, 20193:18 p.m. – Got our seats, and they’re pretty good!(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)3:16 p.m. – We’re in.And we’re in. #SamsungEvent Enjoy the ride. #GalaxyNote10 pic.twitter.com/x8JZGcax1mAugust 7, 20192:40 p.m. – The rain is coming down in New York, and folks are starting to get anxious. Let us in, Samsung!The crowd is getting bigger. And now there’s thunder. Please let us in… 😯#GalaxyUnpacked #SamsungEvent #GalaxyNote10Plus pic.twitter.com/ak97VXijZ9August 7, 20192:00 p.m. – We’ve arrived at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and folks have started to line up for Unpacked 2019. The displays around the arena seem to be teasing new S Pen features.I’m thinking the S Pen will be a BIG theme at the Galaxy Note 10 launch. #SamsungEvent #GalaxyNote10Plus pic.twitter.com/7YsHrMbANfAugust 7, 2019(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)1:00 p.m. – The Note 10 will support super fast charging, but you’ll need to pay extra for it. Roland Quandt has the first look at Samsung’s 45W Super Fast Charger, which will be sold separately for about $56.Here’s that (pretty big) 45W Super Fast Charger with USB PD for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. You’ll have to pay 49,99 Euro for this thing, as it does NOT come in the box. pic.twitter.com/PleLFltuDHAugust 7, 201912:18 p.m. – The Note 10 launch will likely have Samsung fans torn over which flagship to buy. Here’s our early comparison of how the Note 10 and Galaxy S10 stack up.11:06 a.m. – The pre-Unpacked leaks just keep coming. A set of leaked marketing materials discovered by Android Central confirm all of the specs we’ve been expecting, including a new feature called Audio Zoom and the phone’s gorgeous new blue color scheme. Additionally, the first Note 10 accessories have started to surface via WinFuture, including cases and chargers.(Image credit: Droid Life )9:46 a.m. – Right on cue someone has mistakenly revealed the release date of the iPhone 11. Was it an accident or just an attempt to steal the Galaxy Note 10’s thunder?9:30 a.m. – If you’re looking to catch Samsung’s big event live, we’ve compiled a handy guide on how to watch Galaxy Unpacked 2019.8:00 a.m. – Just hours before the Note 10’s official launch, we’ve learned that the Note 10 will pack Samsung’s brand-new Exynos 9825 processor. This 7nm chip is more energy efficient than the Exynos 9820 that powers the Galaxy S10, so you should expect a significant power boost in the international version of the Note 10. The U.S. version of Samsung’s upcoming flagship is still expected to pack a Snapdragon 855 CPU.
No related posts. The Arenal area is blessed with many people who care deeply about animals. Judy Reisman, Dr. Josué Rivera at Supervet and Gloria Dempsey have offered this advice to pet owners in the area:All pet owners should keep activated carbon on hand at all times. Activated carbon absorbs toxins and poisons in the gastrointestinal tract. If your pet is bitten by a poisonous snake, is intentionally poisoned, or licks or eats a poisonous frog or toad, the activated charcoal may be the difference between life and death. However, as Gloria noted, pets bitten by poisonous snakes require snake anti-venom as soon as possible. Supervet sells a sachet, to which you add water. You can also get a version sold in pill form for humans at the regular pharmacy. You crush the pill and add some water, and then drip the mixture down the throat using a syringe.Another trick for ticks is smearing the affected area with lard. It can be a vegetable lard, but not butter. If the ticks are in the ear canal, where they often hide, you can gently insert a Q-tip. The grease will suffocate ticks and they will fall out.If you are looking for a dog or a cat for your home, consider adopting a stray. Many of the vets in the area keep stray animals looking for good homes. You can also contact Michele Glenn at Micheleglenn3@hotmail.com.-Lynn Farris LynnFarris@ymail.com Facebook Comments
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A pistol, initially thought to be a toy, was found at a high school in the Burford area yesterday (Tuesday) morning after the Ladysmith Visible Policing Unit and Dog (K9) Unit paid a surprise visit to the school.A cordon and search operation was conducted by the officers, followed by an awareness campaign in which the learners were educated on the Dangerous Weapons Act and the danger of drugs During the search, police found a parcel of loose dagga that had been tossed into the school grounds. It weighed approximately 500g.A while later, it was reported to police that a few knives had been confiscated from learners by the teachers and that a ‘toy’ gun had also been found abandoned on the premises. Police seized 10 knives and on inspecting the gun, they immediately realised it was in fact a real pistol.It is a Webley and Scott 6.35mm firearm. Police are investigating the origins of the firearm.The pistol will be sent for ballistic testing to determine if it was involved in any crime in the country.
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Joe Moglia’s staff doesn’t have two things that are standard to pretty much every team across every level of football: rules and goals.Instead of rules, Moglia has a standard — Be a Man. “A real man, a real woman, a real leader stands on their own two feet,” he said at Sun Belt media days Monday. “They always treat others with dignity and respect, and you’re going to live with the consequences of your actions.”Moglia’s team also doesn’t build toward goals, since goals aren’t totally in your control. Instead, his Chanticleers play toward standards of their own.“We can’t control necessarily if we’re going to win the game because we don’t control the other team, but what we can control is whether or not we’re going to maximize our potential,” he said. “We are obsessed and fanatical about that and the elimination of mistakes. If we do that, I would expect us to be able to do relatively well during the span of the season, so the focus is on whether or not we’re maximizing our potential and achieving it. You can win a game and not have lived up to your potential. You can lose a game and do a job that nobody else in the country could have done better than. That’s what we’re trying to achieve.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Joe Moglia doesn’t use goals for his program at Coastal Carolina—here’s how he frames it: #ChantsUp #SunBeltFB pic.twitter.com/0ySOlOhx9m— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 23, 2018
THE process with which public servants are awarded sick leave is going to be overhauled, health ministry spokeswoman Maria Lantidou confirmed on Thursday.“This is a broader problem not just for the health ministry but for the state as a whole. There is a willingness to correct the problem,” she told the Cyprus Mail.Her comments come in light of reports that the Cabinet is expected to instruct the health ministry to change the way it reviews and approves applications for sick leave.Although Lantidou refrained from giving details pending an official announcement, she confirmed there would be studies to combat the phenomenon where medical certificates issued by doctors often suit the personal whims of employees.This includes for example, a cleaner working in a ministry who has a medical certificate saying she cannot mop the floor.According to Lantidou “there will be consequences” to doctors who issue certificates when they shouldn’t, but did not elaborate.Authorities will be re-evaluating the way medical councils approve, examine or deny public servants requests to obtain or extend their sick leave or use certificates allowing them to refrain from certain duties.In 2014, some 800 from among 25,585 civil servants were absent for close to six months and 2,944 were away for more than 28 days. Although their sick leave was granted with a medical certificate, 61 per cent took sick leave for a few days without using a certificate.Other instances, which Lantidou described as a “well known phenomenon”, include three nurses who were set to be transferred from Limassol to another district and obtained medical certificates rendering them incapable of travelling for various reasons.According to Phileleftheros, one the nurses’ certificate said she could not drive for more than five kilometres.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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