LG launches LG X2 (2019) with Android Pie and Snapdragon 425 SoC

first_imgLG electronics has launched the LG X2 (2019) in South Korea. The newly launched LG X2 (2019) is the successor to the LG X2 that was launched in June last year with a 5-inch HD display and 1.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip (SoC) and it will go on sale in the country at a price that is similar to its predecessor, that is KRW 198,000, which roughly translates to Rs 11,500 approximately.As far as the specifications are concerned, the newly launched LG X2 (2019) comes with a 5.45-inch full vision HD display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 295 ppi, which is slightly better than the LG X2 that featured a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It measures 147 x 71.5 x 8.2mm and weighs 147 grams. While the dimensions of the LG X2 (2019) are roughly the same as that of its predecessor, the phone is slightly lighter than its X2, which weighs 152 grams.As far as the built of the phone is concerned, the LG X2 is compliant with military grade MIL-STD810G standard, which makes the phone more durable to shocks, temperature changes and humidity. It is a feature that is also available on other smartphones by the company such as the LG G7 ThinQ and the LG V40 ThinQ. In addition to this, the phone comes with a special button to invoke the Google Assistant on the right side – another feature that it shares with some of the premium budget smartphones by LG.In terms of the technical details, the LG X2 (2019) unlike its predecessor which was powered by a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and it sports 2GB RAM with 32GB internal memory that can be expanded further using a memory card up to 2TB, which is a slight improvement from X2’s 16GB internal storage space.advertisementThe budget LG X2 (2019) comes with a 5MP camera in the front and a 13MP camera at the back. The phone will go on sale in Korea in New Aurora Black colour variant on August 9. Besides Korea and the US, where it is already available as the LG K30, the LG X2 (2019) will be available in Europe, which includes countries like Germany, Italy and Poland soon, the company has confirmed.ALSO READ: | LG W10, W30, and W30 Pro launched: India price, specifications, and everything you need to knowALSO READ: | LG W10 and W30 launched in India at starting price of Rs 8,999, W30 Pro also announcedALSO READ: | LG G8 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowlast_img read more

Morata: Zidane wanted me to stay

first_imgTransfers I couldn’t stay to be a sub – Morata joined Chelsea despite Zidane wishes Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 17:56 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) alvaro morata - cropped Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Real Sociedad v Real Madrid Chelsea v Arsenal Real Madrid Juventus Manchester United Premier League Primera División Morata Zinédine Zidane Antonio Conte The striker left the Liga giants to join the Blues, and he claims the move was a mark of him showing maturity Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea against the wishes of Zinedine Zidane as he did not want to spend another season among the Real Madrid substitutes.The Spain international signed for the Premier League champions in July for a reported club-record fee of £58 million, despite having only returned to Madrid the year before.Chelsea 8/1 to beat Arsenal 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Morata made 43 appearances in all competitions last season but only 19 of those came as a starter, with Karim Benzema preferred as first choice.The 24-year-old says his desire to “grow up” and force his way into the Spain starting line-up for next year’s World Cup prompted his decision to turn his back on Madrid for the second time in his career.‘I’ve only scored and assisted with my head for Chelsea, so I hope to use my feet as well soon!’ – @AlvaroMoratahttps://t.co/oayFTPyLJI pic.twitter.com/XtdjnbzzDB— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 14, 2017″Zidane wanted me to stay and I was happy in Madrid. But I couldn’t stay to be a substitute,” Morata, who joined Juventus in 2015 on a permanent deal, told the Daily Mail. “You reach a point that you need to play, to grow up, to escape a comfort zone. It’s about being comfortable. I don’t want that. I am ambitious and hungry to succeed.”For Spain, the more I play, the more goals I score, the more chance I have of making the World Cup and starting games.”Morata was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United before they signed Romelu Lukaku – a reported Chelsea target himself –  from Everton, while AC Milan were also said to be interested.The striker admits he had offers from United and other suitors and at one stage did not believe the chance to join former Juve boss Antonio Conte at Chelsea would arise.Once the offer from Stamford Bridge arrived, though, Morata says he had only one choice in mind.”I had various offers, not only Chelsea and Manchester United but also from different leagues,” he said. “It was a good situation for me. The most important and best conversation I had was with Conte, he wanted me to come here.”At the start of the summer, I didn’t know that Chelsea were interested in me. I thought they were in for a different player. Maybe Lukaku or maybe someone else, I don’t know. I didn’t think the option of Chelsea was open.”But I spoke with Conte several times and not only this summer. I felt in debt to him. He signed me for Juventus but left very quickly to manage Italy. I always wanted to play for him after that. It was only two months with him but it felt like I’d known him forever. When I knew he wanted me this summer, I didn’t think twice. I did everything I could to make the move happen.”Last summer, it was close. Cesar Azpilicueta was a bit annoyed because he had already started house-hunting for me. We’d even got estate agents on board. This time Cesar has sorted everything!”When I spoke to Conte last summer, I said ‘If I’m going to leave Real Madrid, it will only be for Chelsea’.” 9 – Only Andrea Belotti (10) has scored more headed league goals in Europe’s big 5 divisions since Aug 2016 than Alvaro Morata (9). Bonce. pic.twitter.com/1HqrIwlH78— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 9, 2017Morata has enjoyed a strong start to life in England, scoring three goals in four league appearances, and he has explained how training with the elite at Madrid and Juve has helped him to acclimatise quickly.”If I score every game with my head, no problem. I don’t care if it’s a bobble off my knee or it goes in off my a***, a goal is a goal!” he said.”At Real Madrid, I did heading drills with Cristiano Ronaldo. You see him go up for headers, that spring and power, he is a real beast. At Juventus, I saw Fernando Llorente, how he finds space and directs his headers.”I like the physical challenge. Last week, I played against Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire – big guys. Cesc Fabregas was putting in good corners that I thought I could get to and bury but there were some coming in and I couldn’t even get a jump up against those guys. “But then I got between them to score. You have to be clever. I’m not worried. At Juve, I trained against Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci every day.”I think the Italians saw this handsome kid coming from Madrid, where it is a bit softer, and it was a good education. They were great mentors.”last_img read more

Man City prepared to trigger Angelino buy-back clause

first_imgManchester City are prepared to trigger the buy-back clause in Angelino’s PSV contract.City sold the 22-year-old to the then-Eredivisie champions last summer, but club sources indicate they are now ready to bring him back to the Etihad Stadium and use him as cover for the left-back position.Those sources insist that the option has not yet been triggered, but that the opportunity to bring in left-back cover for a relatively cheap price is something that appeals to the Premier League champions, and that it is an option that they are ready to explore. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Reports in Spain indicate that the clause would cost City €12 million (£10.7m/$13.5m), although club sources stress they would only have to pay €6m (£5.35m/$6.74m).The report published by La Voz de Galicia also says Paris Saint-Germain had offered PSV €25m (£22.3m/$28m) for Angelino, though the Dutch club were unable to accept under the terms of City’s buy-back agreement.But while interest from the French champions would provide City with the chance to make a quick profit by selling Angelino immediately after he returns, sources have told Goal that the current plan is for him to be part of Pep Guardiola’s squad for next season.City will go into the forthcoming campaign with Oleksandr Zinchenko as first-choice left-back, with Benjamin Mendy hoping to play as often as possible, amid ongoing fitness concerns.Mendy’s future at City is up in the air; if he can contribute regularly next season and curb the behaviour that has regularly exasperated his coaches, he will become an important member of the first-team. If his fitness problems continue, however, City would be willing to look for a new left-back in January.City had been planning to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester this summer, but called off the move at the end of April. It is possible that they would return for him in six months’ time, should he not move elsewhere in the meantime – Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are interested – and if City do not receive a transfer ban from FIFA following an investigation into the signing of overseas youth team players.City had decided to use the money set aside for a left-back on other areas, and have identified Juventus right-back João Cancelo, Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire and Atletico midfielder Rodri as attainable targets in areas of greater need of strengthening than left-back.Angelino signed for City in 2012 at the age of 15, and spent time on loan at New York City FC, Girona, Mallorca and NAC Breda as part of his development.Angelino PSVHe made his senior debut under former City boss Manuel Pellegrini with a nine-minute cameo in an FA Cup game against Aston Villa in January 2016, and played 30 minutes of a Champions League qualifier and 58 minutes of a Carabao Cup clash under Guardiola in 2016-17, before being loaned to Girona.A return to the City first-team squad would represent a surprise turn of events for the Spaniard, akin to Zinchenko’s own rise to prominence in Manchester.The Ukrainian signed as an attacking midfielder in 2016 and had been set to go on loan to Napoli at the start of the 2017-18 season, only for the move to fall through.He subsequently became a left-back midway through what would be City’s ‘Centurions’ season, but only after the the collapse of Dani Alves’ proposed free transfer helped ensure the club only signed one left-back – Mendy – rather than the two they had planned for.Mendy’s injury opened the door for Fabian Delph to try his hand in defence, and only after he and Brazil international Danilo got injured did Zinchenko start to feature, albeit usually in home matches against bottom-half teams.The Ukrainian only began to play regularly during the 2018-19 season, and only once Mendy suffered further injuries.The 22-year-old has impressed so much that he is due to sign a new contract with the club, reflecting his status as first-choice left-back.Should Mendy’s injury woes continue, it would be pave the way for Angelino to make several appearances next season if Zinchenko needs to be rested, or if he picks up an injury himself.Fabian Delph is expected to leave the club this season, while Nicolas Otamendi’s future is unclear. The Argentina international had decided to leave, but could be tempted to stay if City cannot sign Maguire, or another central defender. Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Valencia are among the 31-year-old’s options.last_img read more

Highly-Ranked Kicker Jake Seibert Announces Ohio State Commitment

first_imgAn Ohio State player holding a football helmet in the air.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: A detailed view of the helmet of Armani Reeves #26 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrating after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 42 to 35. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State has found its kicker in the 2020 class. The Buckeyes just picked up one of the top kicking recruits in the country.Cincinnati (OH) La Salle kicker Jake Seibert announced his commitment to OSU moments ago. Seibert is the No. 1 prospect at his position in the 2020 cycle, according to Chris Sailer Kicking.Seibert chose the Buckeyes over offers from Michigan State, UCLA, Air Force, Temple and Penn.COMMITTED!! #GoBucks ⭕️🙌🔜 pic.twitter.com/NttJ6GCZ6x— Jake Seibert (@seibert_jake) June 4, 2019With Seibert in the fold, Ohio State now has 10 commits in the 2020 class.Ohio State’s current haul ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 9 nationally. The Buckeyes have pledges from two five-stars and five four-stars.The full 2020 team composite rankings can be found here.last_img read more

Final report released on Air Canada near miss at San Francisco airport

first_imgSafety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history and underscores the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost.The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on the incident in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport.The pilots were slow to report the incident to superiors. By the time they did, the plane had made another flight and the cockpit voice recording of the close call was recorded over.The NTSB says the recording could have helped investigators understand why the Air Canada pilots missed the runway and were about to land on a taxiway where four other planes were idling before they aborted their landing.The Air Canada jet swooped to just 60 feet above the ground while passing over other planes packed with passengers waiting to take off shortly before midnight on July 7, 2017.“Only a few feet of separation prevented this from possibly becoming the worst aviation accident in history,” NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said in a statement accompanying the report.Another board member, Earl Weener, said the Air Canada plane came within feet of hitting another plane and colliding with several others.“Over 1,000 people were at imminent risk of serious injury or death,” he said.The deadliest aviation accident occurred in 1977, when two Boeing 747 jets collided on a runway in Tenerife on the Canary Islands, leaving 583 people dead.The Air Canada captain, identified in NTSB documents as Dimitrios Kisses, was supposed to report the San Francisco incident to the airline as soon as possible but didn’t because he was “very tired” and it was late. He waited until the next day. By that time, the plane was used for another flight, and the audio loop on the cockpit voice recorder was taped over.The NTSB did not allege that Kisses and co-pilot Matthew Dampier deliberately delayed reporting the incident, but it did say that investigators could have gained a better understanding of what the crew was doing before the close call.The NTSB is considering recommending that cockpit recorders capture the last 25 hours of flying time, up from two hours under current rules.Board member Weener also criticized the airline industry’s reliance on self-reporting of safety issues, saying the industry and the Federal Aviation Administration should consider stronger measures to intervene after a dangerous situation.Weener noted that other pilots were alert enough to turn on lights to warn the off-course Air Canada jet. Yet once the danger passed, he said, they took no action to prompt “an intervention and evaluation of the Air Canada crew.”The five-member board determined last month that the incident was caused by the Air Canada pilots being confused because one of two parallel runways was closed that night. The closure was noted in a briefing to the pilots, and nine other planes had made routine landings after the runway was shut down.The safety board also criticized the FAA for having just one controller on duty at the time of the incident, and recommended better lighting to tell pilots when a runway is closed at night.“It is noteworthy that the NTSB’s recommendations were not directed at Air Canada specifically and address many areas for improvement,” said Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick.Air Canada told the NTSB it has taken steps to increase safety since the event, including emphasizing proper procedures for landing approaches and specific training to familiarize pilots with the San Francisco airport.The NTSB recommended development of technology to better warn pilots and air traffic controllers when a plane appears to be off-course for a runway.___David Koenig can be reached at http://twitter.com/airlinewriterlast_img read more

DJB launches Data Acquisition Centre for flow meters

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Jal Board on Saturday launched Data Acquisition Centre for Flow Meters. DJB is in process of supplying, installing and commissioning 2700+ flow meters along with its 5 years operation and maintenance.”With 10 WTPs, 120 primary reservoirs, 192 toppings, and more than 600 secondary reservoirs, Delhi Jal Board has a huge water network within Delhi. For complete water audit of such a huge network, flow meters are required. The project aims to carry out a complete water audit starting from the outlet of WTPs up to the consumer’s end. DJB has started the work of installation of flow meters at Inlet & Outlets of primary and secondary reservoirs and various tapings across Delhi,” said an official. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe project of installation of flow meters is divided into two stages i.e. Primary Water Audit and Secondary Water Audit. In the first stage, water supply is carried out by installing flow meters at the outlet of all WTPs, tappings and inlet of all primary reservoirs. The work undertaken under the 1st stage has already been completed where around 360 plus flow meters have been installed. In the second stage, the flow meters will be installed at the outlet of all primary reservoirs, tappings, inlet and outlet of secondary reservoirs. Under the 2nd stage, 2700+ flow meters will be installed along with its 5 years Operation and Maintenance. This is one of the biggest projects all across the world under this segment. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderReal-time data of 3000+ strategic distribution nodes will be available with DJB through this setup. This will also give a measurement of water quantity & pressure at strategic points such as outlets of water treatment plants, Rising mains, Inlet/Outlets of primary and secondary reservoirs and pumping stations. This system can generate automatically reports /graphs as per requirement. The system should help in an analysis of the data of water being supplied to the citizen of Delhi and other critical hydraulic parameters for strengthening the water network across Delhi. It can also be utilized for remote monitoring by the concerned engineers on Web-enabled platforms. A daily report generation shall be available to the concerned for Analysis and Solving the problems faced in various areas.last_img read more

Thailand and Sri Lanka to hold highlevel talks this week

During the visit the Deputy Prime Minister will look to boost trade and investment cooperation between Thailand and Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Somkid Jatusripitak is to lead an official delegation of high-level public and private-sector representatives to Sri Lanka from Tuesday until Saturday.Thai Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said a meeting of economic ministers of the two countries would be held during the visit, The Nation in Thailand reported.

Interview with a Caliph increasing numbers joining persecuted minority Muslim sect as

Among his many talents, His Holiness also revealed a slightly more bizarre trick: he can transform a spoon into a weapon. Sitting behind his desk surrounded by sunflowers, books, and photos of his smiling grandchildren, Mirza Masroor Ahmad exudes an air of graceful, serene wisdom. In his role as worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, he regales officals, diplomats and world leaders with his views on Quranic principles, Islamic teachings and offers guidance on how to achieve world peace. In the first interview… Increasing numbers of Muslims are joining a persecuted minority sect of Islam, its leader has revealed – among other disclosures – in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph. read more

BREAKING NEWS Dujshebaev is new coach of Kielce – Wenta as a

← Previous Story WORLD’S BEST WOMEN’S HANDBALL COACH IN 2013 – AMBROS MARTIN! Next Story → SCHOCK IN CROATIA: Blazenko Lackovic to miss EHF EURO 2014 Definitely news of the day is coming from Poland where Vive Targi Kielce’s boss Bertus Servaas announced that Talant Dujshebaev becomes the new head-coach while Bogdan Wenta will after five seasons on the bench begins new role as the club’s manager.Dujshebaev was out of handball since last summer when BM Atletico Madrid went bankrupt. He was connected with HSV Handball, Qatari NT and RK Vardar Skopje, but at the end offer of Kielce was the right one… read more

New Dublin bus corridor plan Up to 200 front gardens impacted on

first_img Source: Daragh Brophy/Twitter Why are gardens being removed? Because there is so little unused space along these busy roads, according to the discussion document, “it will often not be possible to accommodate the bus lanes and cycle lanes in the width available”.“In order to achieve the required space it will be necessary, in places, to acquire parts of front gardens and land in front of commercial properties to allow the bus and cycle lanes to be provided.“This would require rebuilding new garden walls a short distance back from the existing road boundary.“Because the roads we are widening travel through residential and business areas there will be a need to reduce the amount of on-street parking to accommodate the new layout.As with the need to remove some parts of front gardens and footpaths, there will be also be a need to remove trees along some of the corridors. The Public Consultation stage later this year will have details and locations of the trees and lands impacted, once the initial designs are developed. Tuesday 12 Jun 2018, 12:30 PM New Dublin bus corridor plan: Up to 200 front gardens impacted on some proposed routes Sixteen new ‘core bus corridors’ are being planned in Dublin. Share165 Tweet Email Updated Jun 12th 2018, 12:30 PM Front gardens all over the city will be affected by #BusConnects plan. Householders in specific affected areas will find out later this year. Some of the traffic changes proposed are pretty dramatic. Case in point… Rathmines Road, one way for motorists? pic.twitter.com/qnVbn7EbqV— Daragh Brophy (@DaraghBroph) June 12, 2018 Jun 12th 2018, 6:11 AM Clongriffin to City CentreSwords to City CentreBallymun to City CentreFinglas to PhibsboroughBlanchardstown to City CentreLucan to City CentreLiffey Valley to City CentreClondalkin to DrimnaghGreenhills to City CentreKimmage to City CentreTallaght to TerenureRathfarnham to City CentreBray to City CentreUCD Ballsbridge to City CentreBlackrock to MerrionRingsend to City Centre At launch of (the likely contentious) BusConnects bus corridor system for Dub. That angry red graph represents what will happen journey times WITHOUT the project, the NTA says pic.twitter.com/QvIEwTPFSU— Daragh Brophy (@DaraghBroph) June 12, 2018 Source: Daragh Brophy/Twitter Short URL 55,208 Views 144 Comments Source: NTA Road works and constructionThe construction phase will include “excavation of the existing roads, plus parts of gardens and footpaths where needed”.“There will be resurfacing, kerbing, replanting and landscaping.“During the construction stages, the construction sites will be localised and managed on a road by road basis.”Dubliners can expect “a certain level of noise, dust and temporary traffic diversions”. According to the document:The size of each work site and the hours of working will have to take into consideration the residential nature of many of the roads. Traffic management will be very important to keep the traffic moving and ensuring local access for people and deliveries is always maintained.Criticism A full public consultation on the 16 routes will begin in September or October, according to the NTA. Detailed impacts of the project, on a road by road basis, are expected to be revealed then.Fine Gael TD Noel Rock released a press statement early this morning lambasting the communication approach taken by the NTA. Today’s discussion document, he said, “doesn’t outline exactly which properties will be affected by the acquisition; rather it only outlines the roads affected”.This means instead of 1,300 households being informed on this matter and becoming concerned due to the lack of direct engagement from the NTA, it will be a multiple of several times that.He said he had asked the chair of the Oireachtas transport committee to call in the NTA to discuss its plans.- With reporting by Rónán Duffy  By Daragh Brophy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4064645 SIXTEEN NEW ‘CORE bus corridors’ are being planned for Dublin, and their construction will require the removal of gardens and of land in front of commercial properties.On-street parking will also need to be reduced. Tree and sections of footpaths will need to be removed along some affected routes.The routes are all radial bus routes (travelling to and from the city centre) and are part of the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) BusConnects plan.At a briefing to outline the planned project this morning the NTA said that around 1,300 front gardens would be impacted.On some routes, up to 200 gardens will be affected. On other corridors there will be virtually no gardens impacted.There is expected to be significant impact along the route from Rathfarnham to the city centre and along the Greenhills route. On the other hand work along the Malahide Road, which is already a wide dual carriageway, will be relatively low key.Where parts of gardens are being acquired the NTA will purchase the land from property owners via Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO).The authority will also oversee new landscaping and replanting of the gardens where appropriate “as well as providing compensation for the garden portion loss and disruption”.The discussion document, published this morning on the NTA’s website, proposes a continuous bus lane in each direction as well as maintaining two traffic lanes on the 16 affected routes. Cycle lanes will be segregated from other traffic. Source: NTADiscussion document Journey times will be greatly improved as a result of the new corridors. CEO of the NTA Anne Graham said traffic in the city would “grind to a halt” if the bus system was allowed continue without an overhaul.Two traffic lanes may not be maintained everywhere along the routes. In order to create more priority for buses and cycling “some roads may become one-way, new bus-only sections will be introduced and in some places general traffic will have to take new routes in and out of the city”.Pedestrian crossings will also need to be added and moved in some areas.The planned routes are:last_img read more

Internet sur écoute Washington veut étendre sa capacité de surveillance

first_imgInternet sur écoute : Washington veut étendre sa capacité de surveillanceÉtats-Unis – Lundi 27 septembre, le New York Times a rapporté que les autorités américaines souhaitent légiférer pour faire sauter les verrous techniques qui les empêchent actuellement d’espionner les échanges opérés sur BlackBerry ou sur les réseaux sociaux. Les terroristes délaissent aujourd’hui le téléphone pour les messages électroniques, et la Maison Blanche s’inquiète des difficultés techniques rencontrées pour intercepter les conversations sécurisées sur Facebook ou Skype, ou cryptées comme sur les téléphones multifonctions BlackBerry. Pour remédier à cet état de fait, elle compte déposer l’an prochain au Congrès un projet de loi controversé. À lire aussiUne incroyable intelligence artificielle donne vie à la Joconde de Léonard de Vinci (Vidéo)Il s’agirait d’obliger les opérateurs à ménager des “portes dérobées” dans leurs systèmes, ou à disposer d’outils de décryptage leur permettant de répondre rapidement aux injonctions des services de sécurité lors d’enquêtes ou pour la surveillance du territoire. “Il ne s’agit pas d’une extension du pouvoir. Il s’agit de préserver notre capacité à exercer le pouvoir existant” précise Valerie Caproni du FBI, convié au projet tout comme l’agence de sécurité NSA.Un changement qui devrait s’appliquer aux opérateurs étrangers travaillant aux États-Unis, et qui soulève certains problèmes : préservation de la vie privée, charge de travail pour les développeurs de logiciels de communication, mais aussi ouverture de failles dont pourraient profiter les hackers.        Le 28 septembre 2010 à 13:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fort Vancouver Lantern Tours will brighten evenings

first_imgA new program of after-dark tours will give visitors an opportunity to see Fort Vancouver in a whole new light.Actually, a whole old light: The place will be illuminated by lanterns when Fort Vancouver National Historic Site offers two series of history-themed evening tours.“After hours, the sounds of the city are hushed and the only light in the park is by flickering lanterns,” park guide Justine Hanrahan said in a news release, “There is something serene about exploring the park by candlelight with a park ranger. Lantern tours are a special way for our community to connect with our past.”Two different programs will be offered: An Evening at the Fort and Walking Vancouver Barracks. Each tour will be limited to 90 participants, divided into four groups. Last year, they were divided into three ranger-led groups.• An Evening at the Fort: Inside the reconstructed stockade, visitors will see historical vignettes as a park ranger guides them through different buildings. These vignettes will show what life was like at Fort Vancouver in the 1840s.This year’s historical vignettes will have a new theme. Costumed re-enactors will discuss the theatrical plays presented in February 1846, as documented in the 1843-1847 log of the British sloop HMS Modeste, which often visited the Hudson’s Bay Company trading center.last_img read more

Schmeichel on Denmarks World Cup exit We had no luck

first_imgDenmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was left rueing the side’s lack of “luck” after his Man of the Match performance proved to be not enough as Croatia scrapped through in a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out winAge Hareide’s side entered their last-16 tie against Croatia hoping to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time since France 98 and the second in their history.Denmark got off to a bright start when Martin Jorgensen scored a first-minute goal by shooting between the legs of two Croatia defenders and beating goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.But a poor clearance and an unintentional header off Danish midfielder Martin Delaney enabled striker Mario Mandzukic to equalised for Croatia just three minutes later.After a lacklustre display from both sides, Luka Modric had the chance to send Croatia through with a late penalty.But the Real Madrid midfielder was unable to convert Croatia’s golden chance with Schmeichel producing a superb save to keep Denmark in the game at the end of extra-time.The 31-year-old would then save two penalties in the shoot-out, but it proved not to be enough as Croatia sealed a 3-2 win.“It’s a strange feeling,” Schmeichel said on the FIFA website.Euro 2020Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at Ronaldo.com we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…“Huge disappointment but also enormous pride about our team. I’m talking not only about the 11 on the pitch but everyone involved – all the work they’ve put into it to make sure we can go out and perform.“I think we were the better team in the second half and also in extra time. We had no luck. It is difficult to accept and put into words.”The Leicester City goalkeeper narrowly missed out on denying Modric again on a spot-kick, but was unable to prevent Ivan Rakitic slotting home the decisive 10th kick after saving two penalties from Milan Badelj and Josip Pivaric.“Obviously I always back myself in any situation,” Schmeichel said.“I’ve played a lot of games and with the penalties, I went with my intuition – what I felt in the moment and that was unfortunately not enough in the end.”Nicolai Jorgensen, Lasse Schone and Christian Eriksen missed their penalty-kicks, but Schmeichel refused to blame anyone.“Anybody who is brave enough to stand up and take a penalty is a hero in my book,” he said.“The pressure that you’re under, if you have the bravery to take that you have my utmost respect. We win and lose as a team. This is a fantastic team. A team that I’m very proud to be a part of. We’ll be back. It’s important that we remember this feeling and we use this in the future.”last_img read more

Ebola Unit at Cornwall Regional to be Completed this month

first_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Related Items:Ebola, jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Feb. 10 (JIS): The Ebola isolation unit and triage, being established at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, should be up and ready by the middle of this month.Chief Executive Officer at the hospital, Anthony Smykle, told JIS News that the facility is almost complete. “It just needs minor fixtures to be put in place and certainly, by the middle of February, it should be fully completed,” he said.Mr. Smykle informed that the facility will serve as a specialised centre for the isolation of any possible cases of Ebola in western Jamaica.“It’s really a specialised area and a lot of the layout would be similar to what is in a hospital setting…just that the fixtures are very specialised…very expensive, and it would have to be amenable to being washed down properly. The layout …was done in consultation with the various technical officers in the Ministry of Health,” he informed.He told JIS News that the training of health workers to deal with possible Ebola cases is ongoing.“The Cubans were here based on an initiative by the Minister of Health (Hon.Dr. Fenton Ferguson,” he said, noting that there is also ongoing training on Ebola and other diseases with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).Construction of the Ebola-isolation facility and the triage area at the Cornwall Regional Hospital is being undertaken at a cost of $30 million.The hospital already has a supply of protective gear, including hazmat suits. Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

Inspired by Dhoom Bikers rob 25 kg of gold worth Rs 6

first_imgPicture used for representational PurposeReutersA crime that felt very much inspired by the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Dhoom’ happened in Cochin on Thursday, May 9, 2019. At around 10.00 PM, bikers followed a car and robbed 25 kilograms of gold worth Rs 6 crore, and they fled the scene in a very professional manner.Details of the incidentThe gold which originally belonged to a shop in Ernakulam was being transported to Edayar for purification purpose. When the car stopped in front of the Edayar shop, bikers rushed to the spot and broke the rear glasses of the vehicle. Within seconds, they stole the gold and left the scene.Two people who were there in the car got injured during the time of the robbery. Police have already started the investigation, and they believe that the culprits will be the ones who are very much aware of the gold transportation during that particular hour.Similar crimes in the pastThis is not the first time that films like ‘Dhoom’ are inspiring people to commit robberies. A few years ago, Kerala police had revealed that robbers who carried out the notorious ‘Chelambra Bank Robbery’ were inspired by the Sanjay Gadhvi directorial.The Chelambra bank robbery happened in Malappuram district of Kerala on December 30, 2007, and it is widely considered the biggest and most sensational robberies ever reported in the state.The planning of the robbery was carried out in months. Initially, the culprits rented a restaurant space on the first floor of a building where the bank was operating on the second floor. On December 30, the robbers made a hole in the floor of the Bank of Kerala and robbed 80 kilograms of gold and Rs. 50 lakh, totalling Rs.8 crore.However, within 28 days, Kerala police arrested the culprits, and upon questioning, they revealed that Bollywood movie ‘Dhoom’ had inspired them to commit the crime. Here’s the video:last_img read more

May announces draft Brexit deal with EU

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 24 October 2018, Britain`s prime minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, ahead of the weekly Prime Minister`s Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons. British and European Union negotiators have reached a draft agreement on Brexit, prime minister Theresa May`s office said on Tuesday. Photo: AFPBritain has agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, prime minister Theresa May announced Tuesday, although she must still get it through her cabinet and the deeply divided parliament.The breakthrough after months of acrimonious negotiations came with fears mounting of a potentially catastrophic scenario, in which Britain leaves the bloc in March with no deal at all.Yet numerous hurdles stand in the way of a final agreement, most of them in London, where members of May’s own cabinet and party are once again arguing over how to proceed.Ministers were individually briefed about the deal’s outline on Tuesday evening, ahead of a special cabinet meeting on Wednesday to sign off the text, Downing Street said.”Cabinet will meet at 2:00 pm (1400 GMT) tomorrow to consider the draft agreement the negotiating teams have reached in Brussels, and to decide on next steps,” it said.France’s European Minister Nathalie Loiseau confirmed that the sides had finally made “substantial progress”.”We are going to look very carefully at the draft agreement. We want a good text that scrupulously respects the interests of the EU,” she wrote on Twitter.The pound surged on the news, rising by 1 per cent against the dollar and 0.5 per cent against the euro compared to late Monday.If British ministers back the text, which runs to hundreds of pages, London hopes the EU will call a summit later this month so the bloc’s leaders can give their approval.Ambassadors from the 27 remaining EU member states will meet on Wednesday afternoon, while Ireland’s cabinet is also reportedly set to convene in Dublin.’No-one voted for this’May faces substantial opposition to her strategy in the House of Commons, which must approve the agreement before Brexit on 29 March.Some ministers have also publicly disagreed over what they want from the deal, particularly on the fraught issue of Ireland, and Westminster is braced for possible resignations.Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit supporter who quit the government in July over May’s approach, said he would fight the draft agreement.”It patently fails to fulfil the mandate given by the British people,” he told the BBC.Crucially, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Union Party (DUP), who give May her majority in parliament, also threatened to reject a deal that leaves Britain tied too closely to the EU.”No one should be surprised that we vote against it because we have warned the prime minister time and time again that we entered into an agreement with her to deliver Brexit,” the DUP’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson told Sky News.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose party has indicated it would reject the deal, said he would await further details but added: “This is unlikely to be a good deal for the country.”Meanwhile, a pro-European group of lawmakers from all parties led a rally outside parliament calling for a new Brexit referendum that includes a choice to stay in the EU.”No one voted for this. No one deserves to be punished because of this Tory Brexit mess,” the centrist Liberal Democratic Party’s Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said.Highlighting the risks that remain, just hours before the announcement from London, EU officials published a contingency plan for a “no-deal” Brexit.May’s cabinet also received an update on Britain’s preparedness, as it has for several weeks now.”We are clearly not out of the woods yet,” the London-based Capital Economics research group said in a note to clients.Irish backstopThe talks were stuck on how to avoid border checks between British Northern Ireland and Ireland after the UK leaves the EU’s single market and customs union.London suggested that until a wider trade deal is agreed that resolves the problem, Britain could temporarily stay aligned with the bloc’s trade rules — as long as it can exit the arrangement when it wants.But the EU was insisting on another fall-back option in which Northern Ireland alone remains in the single market — something the DUP strongly opposes.Ireland’s RTE television reported that the draft deal comprises “one overall backstop” encompassing elements of both the UK-wide and Northern Ireland only arrangements.Britain’s exit bill of around £39 billion (45 billion euros, $50 billion) and a guarantee on EU citizens’ rights are also included in the divorce deal.It also provides for a 21-month transition after Brexit, during which London would follow EU rules while both sides negotiate a new trade relationship.last_img

The World Of Marian Anderson A Turning The Ta

first_imgThe World Of Marian Anderson: A Turning The Tables Playlist Hulton Archive by NPR News Leslie J. Ureña 8.26.19 10:13am Listen to this playlist on Spotify or Apple Music.The famed African American contralto Marian Anderson is often best remembered for her legendary performance in April 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, after segregationist policies had restricted her from appearing at venues in Washington, D.C. that were large enough to accommodate the crowds clamoring to hear her perform. Her career, however, was more than one moment in 1939 and the events that led to that fateful concert. As explored in the exhibition One Life: Marian Anderson (on view at the National Portrait Gallery until May 17, 2020), Anderson’s impact on music and American history spanned time and geography. Despite encountering prejudice, she broke barriers each step of the way. Her impact on music and American history was a cumulative one, starting in her hometown of Philadelphia and reverberating far beyond all the stages on which she performed. She sang spirituals and lieder in her local Philadelphia church and before presidents and royalty; she faced the brunt of racism from Washington, D.C. to Europe; she inspired visual artists to create compelling works; and she served as a model and mentor to generations of classical vocalists. She sometimes grappled with the labels of “symbol” or “icon” of the Civil Rights Movement, at times embracing them, and, usually, modestly pointing to her singing as the true focus of anyone’s interest.The songs listed here provide a selection of Anderson’s expansive repertory, as well as those of some of the figures whose life she influenced whether directly or indirectly.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network community making 60000 of its patents

first_imgA decade ago, Microsoft typified the closed and aggressively protective technology company. Just a few years ago, the company was profiting heavily from the success of Android, so extensive was its patents. In 2013, for example, it’s thought that Microsoft received a royalty payment from Samsung exceeding $1 billion. However, things are different now – by joining the Open Invention Network, as was revealed today, Microsoft is taking another big step towards embracing open source software and open source culture. With more than 2,000 OIN members, including Google, IBM, Sony, and Red Hat, Microsoft certainly isn’t blazing a new trail. It’s more a case of the company finally joining the club. What is the Open Invention Network? The Open Invention Network describes itself as “a shared defensive patent pool with the mission to protect Linux.” In essence, it’s an organization that was set up in 2005 to protect the open source world from increasing patents – a culture that, at the time, Microsoft would have been guilty of driving. Members of OIN have access to the patents of other members, royalty-free. This is what a ‘patent non-aggression community’ (a phrase the OIN likes to use) looks like in practice. Prior to Microsoft joining, the OIN owned more than 1,300 patents and licenses. Remarkably, Microsoft will add another 60,000 to that number. That should give you an indication of how important patents were to Microsoft over the last decade or so. Why has Microsoft joined the Open Invention Network? The news the Microsoft is joining the OIN is really just another step in a transformation of the company’s culture and mission. From Steve Ballmer calling open source a ‘cancer’ back in 2001, to the acquisition of GitHub this year, the company seems to have done a complete u-turn when it comes to open source software. To further emphasize this trend you only have to look back  a couple of days, when Microsoft open sourced its machine learning framework Infer.NET. “Microsoft sees open source as a key innovation engine, and for the past several years we have increased our involvement in, and contributions to, the open source community,” said Microsoft’s Corporate VP Erich Andersen in the OIN’s press release. “The protection OIN offers the open source community helps increase global contributions to and adoption of open source technologies. We are honored to stand with OIN as an active participant in its program to protect against patent aggression in core Linux and other important OSS technologies.”last_img read more

Newly appointed VP Sales for Oceania Cruises Australasia

first_imgNewly appointed VP Sales for Oceania Cruises AustralasiaNewly appointed VP Sales for Oceania Cruises AustralasiaNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) is excited to announce the appointment of industry veteran Steve McLaughlin as its first Vice President, Sales, for its upper premium cruise brand, Oceania Cruises.The appointment of Mr McLaughlin who joins the company on March 13, stems from a strategic decision on behalf of parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to build dedicated local leadership teams for each of its three distinct brands – Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) – in response to the company’s continued growth in the Australasian market.“We’re thrilled to welcome Steve on board at such a crucial time for Oceania Cruises in Australasia,” said Mr Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and MD for NCLH, Asia-Pacific. “Our local Australia office has had an incredibly successful first year, and NCLH is firmly committed to further expansion in the three distinct market segments represented by our brands.”“With almost 30 years’ experience in the luxury cruise sector, including brands such as Cunard and Ponant, Steve is the ideal candidate to take the helm of Oceania’s dedicated local sales team and to drive penetration in the Australasian market, lining up with NCLH’s broader strategy to continue building each brand as a unique business to the benefit of our trade partners and guests alike,” added Mr Odell.Commenting on his appointment, Steve McLaughlin said: “The local market’s appetite for cruising shows no sign of abating, with savvy cruisers seeking unique and niche cruising experiences, such as Oceania Cruises’ focus on creating immersive itineraries and a dedication to offering the finest cuisine at sea”.“This is a transformational time for the Australasian cruise sector, and I can’t wait to join the local team and introduce more local travellers to Oceania Cruises, the market leader in the premium cruise sector.”Sister brand, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will also benefit from this decision, with a new dedicated sales team led by Lisa Pile, VP Sales Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Nicole Costantin, VP Sales NCL, will continue to lead Norwegian Cruise Line’s acceleration in the Australasian market with special focus on the home porting of Norwegian Jewel in Sydney commencing November 2017.About Oceania CruisesFeaturing a fleet of intimately luxurious ships, Oceania Cruises offers an unrivaled vacation experience renowned for the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe. Seasoned world travelers are drawn to Oceania Cruises’ expertly crafted voyages, which call on more than 370 ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Americas. Spacious and elegant accommodations aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, and Sirena and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera invite guests to explore the world in unparalleled comfort and style.Source = Oceania Cruiseslast_img read more