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Volunteer Fire Service Recognition Day

first_imgSunday, Oct. 12 has been designated Volunteer Fire ServiceRecognition Day in Nova Scotia. “Volunteer firefighters are shining examples of the pride NovaScotians have in their province,” said Kerry Morash, Minister ofEnvironment and Labour. “Just last week, we saw them once againstep up to help ensure everyone’s safety in the days afterHurricane Juan. We should all take a moment this Sunday to say’thank you for being there’.” The role of the volunteer fire service is expanding. Manyvolunteer departments now deliver vehicle extrication, advancedmedical first response, water rescue and hazardous materialsresponse capabilities. “These capabilities are visible enhancements of public safety,”Mr. Morash said, “but what often escapes public notice is thetime away from families that’s needed to train for thesespecialized activities.” A typical fire service volunteer spends about 10 hours each weekin training or operations. In Nova Scotia, there are 314 fire departments. More than 300 areall-volunteer and 12 are combined volunteer and careerfirefighters. Currently, about 7,500 Nova Scotians volunteer inthe fire service.last_img read more

Province Working to Reduce Heating Costs

first_imgSome Nova Scotians who heat their homes with oil will now have access to a cheap and easy way to convert to natural gas. The province and Heritage Gas have identified a safe and cost-effective way to convert an oil furnace to burn natural gas. Metro Burner Services, a local company that specializes in heating, can do the conversion in a way that meets national standards. “We are committed to making life better and more affordable for families,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Marilyn More. “We know that heating costs are one of the biggest expenses for families. By working with our partners in natural gas, we are providing Nova Scotians with a safe option to convert to this cost-effective heating source, helping them to reduce their monthly costs. “For those Nova Scotians in areas that have availability, who have done their homework and have decided to convert, we’ve simply removed some of the barriers.” In the past, Nova Scotians who wanted to convert from oil to natural gas would have to replace their whole heating system, costing around $12,000 to $15,000. Now, only the burner has to be replaced, providing the appliance meets certain conditions, costing around $3,000 to $4,000, according to Heritage Gas. “My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a home in a neighbourhood that has natural gas availability, but before today, we thought it was going to be too expensive to convert,” said Emily Moir, a homeowner in Bedford. “There is no sense having access to a cheap heating source if the tools needed to provide it are too expensive. It is great to see that government and the right people are working together to make natural gas more accessible to existing and new homeowners, like us.” Jim Bracken, president of Heritage Gas, said conversion costs are about a third of what they were a year ago. “We are very excited about helping homes and businesses reduce their energy costs with a more affordable solution. Be it a homeowner or a small business, we want our customers to enjoy the cost savings, the reliability and the environmental benefits of using clean energy like natural gas,” said Mr. Bracken. “The burner conversion makes this possible for more Nova Scotians. This was an important step that will significantly increase the number of people who choose to convert.” Heritage Gas will be attending this weekend’s Real Home Show at the Halifax Forum Complex where they will be providing information to homeowners about the new option that has dramatically reduced the costs to convert from oil to natural gas. The province also offers the Natural Gas Equipment Rebate Program to help residents and businesses in Nova Scotia convert to natural gas using the most efficient equipment available. The program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing fuel use and by using lower carbon intensity fuel. The program also helps reduce dependence on costly imported energy products. The program is administered by Heritage Gas. Natural Gas is currently available in Halifax, Dartmouth and Amherst.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6 is closed in the River John area until 5 p.m. today, Aug. 7, because of an overturned truck. Traffic is being detoured through Mountain, Louisville and Barron roads. -30-last_img

Delhi University releases revised eligibility criteria for UG courses

first_imgNew Delhi: Following the order of the court, the University of Delhi has uploaded the revised eligibility criteria for the admission to the undergraduate course in the varsity of 2019-20 for academic session in a PDF version on its official website. According to information mentioned in it, aspirants who scored 45 percent in their class 12 examination can apply for Bachelor of Arts (BA) excluding the vocational courses and student with 40 percent can opt for Bachelor of Commerce. Further, for B.Sc (Mathematics/Statistics) applicants who have scored 50 percent marks in Mathematics and an aggregate of 45 percent in the qualifying examination can fill the application form. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe new eligibility norms of DU Admission 2019 was released against the scrapped rule, which mandated applicants to score a minimum of 55 percent marks in class 12 result. The official notification concerning revised eligibility criteria for DU Admission 2019 can be read by browsing the Delhi University official website. The University of Delhi has also extended the application process for undergraduate courses till June 22 on complying with order of Delhi High Court. Earlier, the last day for submission of application form was June 14. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”It is also to notify to all the applicants seeking admissions to various undergraduate (UG) courses for the academic session 2019-2020 at the University of Delhi that the Registration Portal (http://ug.du.ac.in) neither calculate any marks for the “Best Four” subjects nor for any other purpose. Only the marks on pro-rata basis are shown. There is no ‘On-line Calculator’; however, ‘Eligibility Check Tool’ will be implemented at the time of Admissions. The official said that following the step at website, browse the banner headline reading on ” corrigendum: Eligibility Criteria for UG admission 2019-20 and later on the new window with revised eligibility criteria will open in PDF.” He also added that aspirant need to download and save a copy of the revised eligibility for future reference.last_img read more

Islamic University in Uzbekistan Expels Student for Hijab

Rabat – The International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan, according to its own description, “is specialized to educate religious and secular knowledge as an educational and scientific structural subdivision under the supervision of the Committee on Religious Affairs on the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Board of Muslims of Uzbekistan.”Muminjonova explained the reality of the law making all schools a religiously neutral zone, even one offering a masters in Studies of the Quran, saying; “There is a sign at the entrance, it says that women may only wear dark skirts and white jackets. Skirts have to be worn below the knee. I was told to wear this uniform and take off the hijab. But I could not go along with that because those rules contradict my religious beliefs,” Muminjonova added that, before the university expelled her and nine other students last September, it had presented an ultimatum: “[They said] ‘either you take off a headscarf, or you will be expelled.’ ”She said that being asked to take off the hijab was “like being forced to give up on my faith.” When Muminjonova refused to abide by the hijab ban, she was not allowed to attend classes or stay in the dorms. “Muminjanova was officially expelled for her extended absence from classes, and others were compelled to write their own requests to the Islamic Academy to leave, allegedly for lacking finances and other reasons,” Yelena Urlayeva, a local independent human rights defender who chairs the Human Rights Alliance, said.Read also: Austrian MP Wears Hijab in Parliament to Protest its Ban for School GirlsLegal actionMuminjonova’s family attempted to sue the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan. After no success in either district and city courts, Muminjonova’s family took the case to the Supreme Court. A defiant Muminjonova said that if the court ruled against her, she would take her case to international courts.The court finally ruled in favor of the academy, arguing that no laws were violated in imposing the dress code.The US Commission on International Religious Freedom said that “severe violations of religious freedom persisted” and advised that the State Department put Uzbekistan back on the watchlist along with North Korea and Saudi Arabia.Both Saudi Arabia and North Korea are accused of “infring[ing] upon individuals’ ability to adapt, change, or renounce their religion or belief, worship in accordance with their religion or beliefs, or be free from coercion to practice a particular religion or belief.”The University was founded as a state-run institution by the president at the time, Islam Karimov, in April 1999. President Karimov saw radical Islam as a reason to keep tight control over religion in Uzbekistan, fearing it would be influenced by the extremists in neighboring Afghanistan. Since President Karimov’s death, anti-religious policies are still being created and enforced. For example, Under Uzbek law, the appearance of citizens in public places in religious attire may trigger a fine or administrative arrest for up to 15 days. Only [the clergy] can wear religious clothes. As well, selling a hijab in the market is punished by a fine of five to 10 times the monthly minimum wage to 15 days in jail.Political Rights publication Forum 18 News says, “Only state-recognized religious communities with centralized religious bodies (such as the Spiritual Administration of Muslims, Russian Orthodox diocese or Baptist Union) are allowed to run their own educational establishments. Those who conduct religious education outside these officially-approved organizations face fines or jail sentences.” read more

US soldier attempted to sell stolen Humvees to Sri Lanka

A US soldier and six South Korean civilians have been accused of being part of a ring that stole three Humvees from a U.S. base in South Korea and possibly tried to sell two of them to Sri Lanka, taskandpurpose.com reported.The soldier, identified only as a 47-year-old Korean-American man, allegedly conspired with the others to arrange for three Humvees to be stolen from the base in June and September of last year, police said. The thefts were carried out by camouflaging the vehicles to appear as unused items, said Kim Dong Hwan, chief detective of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s international crime investigation unit. “The soldier insists that he was not trying to steal the vehicles with the rest of the guys,” Kim told Stars and Stripes. “The Koreans kept denying what they did at first. But they’ve been saying lately that they attempted to sell the Humvees.” Police said they worked with investigators from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Department.The U.S. has some 28,500 servicemembers based in South Korea, which remains technically at war with the North after the 1950-53 conflict between the two countries ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty. They’re under suspicion of receiving stolen goods, larceny or trespassing on military facilities but have not yet been charged.Kim declined to identify the suspects or give the name of the base, saying police were turning the case over to prosecutors on Thursday.U.S. Forces Korea said it “takes all allegations of misconduct or criminal activity very seriously” but declined to comment on the Humvee case specifically, saying it’s still under investigation. USFK’s public affairs office referred queries to the Army Criminal Investigation Command, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. One of the Humvees was sold to the film-prop maker for nearly $10,000, but the police retrieved the vehicle from him later, Kim said. Police caught the remaining suspects as they tried to sell the other two Humvees to Sri Lanka, Cambodia or Mongolia. The vehicles were found on one of the junk dealer’s lots, he added.U.S. bases in South Korea are tightly controlled with guards at access gates and entrance permitted only to people with authorization.Police believe the U.S. soldier and the Korean civilian employee told colleagues that the Humvees were unused items being sent to the Defense Logistics Agency but then shipped the vehicles to the South Korean suspects instead. Kim said it was the first time police have uncovered a ring trafficking in stolen Humvees in South Korea.The suspects — who also included a civilian contractor working on the base, three junk dealers, a film-prop maker and an intermediary — have been booked without detention. read more

Trinidad rattled by two earthquakes minutes apart

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCaribbean islands rattled by two earthquakesJanuary 4, 2019In “latest news”Trinidad jolted by two earthquakesJanuary 26, 2018In “latest news”Trinidad rattled by two earthquakes, hours apartFebruary 12, 2018In “hours apart” PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Two earthquakes, one with a magnitude of 5.1 rattled Trinidad and Tobago minutes apart late Monday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies said that the first quake was felt at 11:33 pm (local time) and measured 5.1 on the Richter scale.It said it was located Latitude: 10.41N, Longitude: 62.27W and at a depth of Depth: 10 kilometres (km).The quake was felt 88 km west south west of the capital, Port of Spain, 91 km west north west of the second city, San Fernando and 110 km east south east of Carúpano in Venezuela.SRC said that the second quake, which occurred four minutes later, had a magnitude of 4.2 and was located Latitude: 10.49N, Longitude: 61.93W and at a depth of 10 km.This quake was felt mainly in the capital, the second city of San Fernando and the town of Arima, east of here.The quakes are the latest to rattle the country now dealing with excessive flooding caused by torrential rains over the past four days.Over the last three days the country has been hit by earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.1, 4.2 and 4.1 respectively.In August, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 jolted Trinidad and Tobago, sending an already frightened population out of buildings into the streets.The SRC said then it was one of the many aftershock following the major earthquake that registered 7.3 on August 21. read more

Un mammouth grandeur nature reconstitué dans le Nord découvrez les images

first_imgUn mammouth grandeur nature reconstitué dans le Nord, découvrez les imagesVilleneuve d’Ascq, France – Une spectaculaire reproduction grandeur nature d’un mammouth laineux (Mammuthus primigenius) est présentée au public depuis le 27 mars dernier au forum départemental des sciences, dans le cadre de l’exposition “Au temps des mammouths”.L’animal a été conçu d’après le squelette d’un véritable spécimen de mammouth laineux conservé au Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de Bruxelles. Mesurant 3,75 mètres de haut, 5,60 mètres de long et 1,60 mètre de large, c’est un véritable tour de force logistique qui a dû être déployé afin d’acheminer la bête dans les murs du forum départemental des sciences de Villeneuve d’Ascq. Félix, comme il a été baptisé, est ainsi arrivé “en kit”, car trop gigantesque pour franchir les portes en un seul morceau. Son montage s’est fait sous la direction de son créateur Jack Thiney, taxidermiste au Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle : celui-ci a supervisé les opérations, utilisant fourche longue et élévateur afin d’installer le pachyderme au coeur du forum.À lire aussiRazana, ce crocodile préhistorique aux dents de T-rex qui terrifiait MadagascarFigure phare de l’exposition “Au temps des mammouths”, qui se déroulera du 27 mars au 22 août 2010, le célèbre animal devient quasiment réel pour le plus grand plaisir du public. Le rendu de cette structure en bois et métal recouverte de polystyrène stratifié sur lequel est fixée une fourrure synthétique est plus vrai que nature. Défenses hélicoïdales en résine époxy et yeux de verre confèrent à cette reconstitution un aspect vivant et expressif qui a de quoi impressionner.  Tout au long de leur parcours, les visiteurs étudieront l’environnement du pachyderme, sa biologie, ses rapports avec l’Homme et les causes de sa disparition il y a 10 000 ans. Parmi les autres pièces présentées, on trouvera la hutte de Mizyn, construite avec des ossements de mammouth, la sculpture du squelette de Lyakhov, unique exemple d’un mammouth sibérien, ainsi que la reconstitution du bloc de Jarkhov, bloc de terre et de glace conservant des parties d’un mammouth sibérien.Découvrir la reconstitution en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/mammouth-laineux/mammouth-laineux-une-reconstitution-grandeur-nature-de-3-75-metres-de-haut_art6690.htmlLe 4 avril 2010 à 13:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vigilance Météo plus que huit départements en vigilance jaune

first_imgVigilance Météo : plus que huit départements en vigilance jaunePeu de départements sont encore concernés par les alertes météos ce dimanche et le nombre de cours d’eau à surveiller diminue également.La situation s’améliore en France et seuls huit départements sont encore en état de vigilance jaune : l’Aisne, les Ardennes, l’Aube, la Charente-Maritime, la Marne, l’Oise, les Pyrénées-Orientales et le Rhône.Au niveau des risques de crues, l’état de vigilance jaune concerne là aussi de moins en moins de cours d’eau. Parmi eux on retrouve la Boutonne en Charente-Maritime, la Seine Bassée Champenoise dans l’Aube, l’Oise moyenne en Picardie et l’Aisne moyenne et aval en Picardie et Champagne-Ardenne.Le 6 janvier 2013 à 10:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wolverines Regenerative Powers Inspire SelfHealing Smartphone Tech

first_img Your expensive smartphone sat on a wall. Your expensive smartphone had a great fall.Researchers have developed a self-repairing polymeric material that could put your expensive smartphone back together again.Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, took a page directly out of Marvel Comics to create a new component that not only heals itself but can stretch up to 50 times its usual size.“When I was young, my idol was Wolverine from the X-Men,” team leader Chao Wang said in a statement. “He could save the world, but only because he could heal himself.”Inspired by the fictional mutant, who boasts powerful regenerative powers and retractable bone claws, Wang invented a self-healing lithium ion battery—”so when you drop your cell phone, it could fix itself and last much longer.”The material can stretch up to 50 times its size (Wang lab)The key component, according to the American Chemical Society (ACS), is chemical bonding. Available in two flavors—strong-but-inactive covalent bonds and weak-but-dynamic noncovalent bonds.As you may remember from middle school science class, the hydrogen bonds that connect water molecules are noncovalent; they break and constantly reform to allow for fluid properties of the liquid.And while most artificial or synthetic substances with the ability to automatically repair damage to themselves will form hydrogen bonds or metal coordination, these aren’t suitable for ionic conductors, Wang explained.Instead, he and his team used a different type of noncovalent bond: ion-dipole interaction—a force between charged ions and polar molecules—which has “never been used for designing a self-healing polymer,” Wang said. “But it turns out that they’re particularly suitable for ionic conductors.”The prototype technology, presented at last week’s National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS, can stretch up to 50 times its usual size. Even more impressive: tear it in two, and the material automatically stitches itself back together completely within a day.For their next trick, Wang and his researchers are testing the material in harsh conditions, like high humidity, which has proven troublesome in the past.“Water gets in there and messes things up. It can change the mechanical properties,” according to Wang. “We are currently tweaking the covalent bonds within the polymer itself to get these materials ready for real-world applications.” Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

Puget Sound salmon do drugs which may hurt their survival

first_imgAnti-depressants. Diabetes drugs. High-blood-pressure medication. Puget Sound chinook are doing our drugs, and it may be hurting them, new research shows.The metabolic disturbance evident in the fish from human drugs was severe enough that it may result not only in failure to thrive but early mortality and an inability to compete for food and habitat.The response was particularly pronounced in Puget Sound chinook — a threatened species many other animals depend on for their survival, including critically endangered southern-resident killer whales.The research built on earlier work, published in 2016, that showed juvenile Puget Sound chinook and Pacific staghorn sculpin are packing drugs including Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, and Lipitor among dozens of other drugs present in tainted wastewater discharge.Jim Meador, the environmental toxicologist at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle who led that work, has taken it a step further. He is the lead author on a paper published in February in the journal Environmental Pollution that shows how the drugs are affecting the fish. The news is not good.The fish in the test were regularly fed drug-laced food treated to the same level picked up by fish swimming through the Puyallup River and Sinclair Inlet estuaries. Their growth rates were stunted and metabolisms so disrupted the fish appeared to be starved — just when the fish need most to be growing fast.last_img read more

Education Week Success for Every Learner

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Education Week continues today with the History and Culture Quiz at Brayton Hall… Oseta Jolly Primary school which was yesterday treated to gifts and surprises by their sponsors, Flow, will today split girls and boys for motivation events featuring community leaders as presenters and  on Wednesday and Thursday is the Annual FortisTCI Science Fair, at the Gus Lightbourne Gym.  This year’s theme is Success for Every Learner.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Bicyclist 47 dies of injuries sustained in April crash in Hazel Dell

first_imgA Vancouver bicyclist injured in an April 27 crash with a minivan in Hazel Dell has died.Kurt Lundeman, 47, died the morning of May 19, said Sgt. Dennis Pritchard, who supervises the Clark County sheriff’s Traffic Homicide Unit.Lundeman was crossing Northeast Highway 99 near Northeast 102nd Street around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit by a 2001 Mazda minivan driven by Jill Johnson, 47, of Vancouver, according to the sheriff’s office.Lundeman was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in critical condition. He was reported in serious condition on May 9.Johnson is not suspected of speeding or being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s office said.Deputies are waiting on Lundeman’s toxicology reports, which could come back in six to eight weeks, to complete the investigation, Pritchard said.last_img read more

53 would prefer flexibleworking arrangements to a pay rise

first_imgMore than half (53%) of employee respondents would rather be offered flexible-working arrangements as a benefit than a 5% salary increase, according to research by My Family Care and Hydrogen.The competitive advantage of flexible and family-friendly working report, which surveyed 1,587 UK employees and 310 UK employers, also found that 81% of employee respondents look for flexible-working options before joining an organisation.The research also found:37% of employee respondents have flexible start and finish times, and 63% of employee respondents would like to be offered this.45% of employee respondents would choose flexible working over a 10% salary increase.86% of respondents who are parents and 81% of respondents with adult carer responsibilities prioritise flexible working when looking for a new role.26% of female employee respondents and 18% of male respondents worry that working flexibly could impact their career prospects.54% of employee respondents would like the opportunity to work remotely or to work from home, and 34% are encouraged to do so.87% of employee respondents and 92% of employer respondents believe that those who work flexibly are just as, if not more, productive than employees who work regular hours.28% of employee respondents do not feel comfortable talking to their employer about introducing a more fluid working pattern.52% of employee respondents believe it will be more challenging for organisations to retain staff if they do not offer flexible working.More than half (55%) of millennial employee respondents would like flexible start and finish times, and 24% would like to work remotely more than once a week.Ben Black (pictured), director at My Family Care, said: “With so many of any given workforce having some kind of caring or family responsibility, the benefits of flexible working are vast. With the rising number of working mothers in the UK, the increase in pension age, a rapidly ageing population, and the emergence of the so-called sandwich generation where individuals are called upon to care for both their children and elderly relatives, businesses need to see the value in offering flexible working to attract and retain top quality staff.“The ‘bums on seats’ culture is on the way out. Flexible working is the future; it should not even be seen as a benefit but simply the best way of getting things done; it helps individuals create a happy and healthy work-life balance that is essential to get the very best out of an individual.”last_img read more

Man barricades himself in car in Coral Gables

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A person barricaded himself inside of a vehicle in Coral Gables Monday morning.According to Coral Gables Police, the subject was inside his vehicle on Navarree Avenue near Le Jeune Road. SWAT officers responded to the scene, as well.Just before 9:30 a.m., police confirmed that the subject was in custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

NOW HIRING 10 Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Nanny For Twin Babies In WilmingtonFull-Time Advanced Software Engineer at SymboticFull-Time Marketing Communications Manager at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Product Owner at UniFirstFull-Time Merchandiser at Frito LayFull-Time Human Resources Coordinator at SymboticFull-Time Executive Management Trainee at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Sales Manager Trainee at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Math Substitute at Wilmington Middle School(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Notch no more Oppo makes inscreen cameras a reality

first_img $460 The Oppo Reno 5G, which might be the last Oppo flagship without an under screen camera. Ian Knighton/CNET How do you make a phone that’s got close to a 100% screen-to-body ratio but still crams in a selfie camera? Samsung’s Galaxy S10 range has an Infinity-O notch, Asus’ ZenFone 6 has a rear camera that protrudes and rotates to become a front camera, and the OnePlus 7 simply has a popup shooter. Oppo thinks it has a better solution: a camera inside the display.The Chinese company unveiled its in-screen camera, what it’s calling USC (under screen camera), at MWC Shanghai on Wednesday. Oppo says under-screen cameras are enabled by a camera with a wider-than-average aperture and greater pixel size, as well as algorithms that reduce haze and improve both HDR and white balance.But there are some caveats. Oppo didn’t announce an actual phone in which an under screen camera would reside, and in a press release cautioned that its under screen camera would produce image quality “approaching that of mainstream smartphones.” OnePlus 7 Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above OnePlus 7 (Mirror Gray) Oppo Find X is the sexiest phone of 2018 See it Oppo How To • OnePlus 7 Pro: 10 essential tips you need to know Say goodbye to notches and hole punches Now playing: Watch this:center_img News • OnePlus 7 Pro camera upgrades reportedly coming Review • OnePlus 7 review: A brilliant alternative to the 7 Pro Phones Cameras Though the tech was only announced on Wednesday, Oppo actually showed it off early in June. “You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology,” a tweet read, posted alongside a video of the camera in action.Echoing Oppo’s cautions, Oppo Vice President Brian Shen noted on Weibo (via Google Translate) that it’s difficult to make in-screen cameras as effective as the ones on the company’s current phones, but that this is a worthy step in the right direction.Oppo’s most recent phone, the Reno, also enjoys a notch-free screen, with its selfie lens attached to a pop-up, shark fin-style camera. It’s not 100% screen, but with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1% is pretty close. Originally published June 26 at 1:00 a.m. PT.Updated at 8:28 a.m. PT: Added more details. 30 Photos For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. 📲You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019 Tags Post a comment 5:27 0last_img read more

Nusrat killed as posed threat to Siraj gang

first_img*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin. Principal Siraj Ud Daula. File photoNusrat Jahan Rafi was posing a threat to all and she must be dealt with ‘all the strength’, Feni Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa principal Siraj Ud Daula told his students who went to visit him in jail on 3 April.The students also agreed to the decision, Siraj Ud Daula said in his 19-page confessional statement recorded under the act 164 before the court of the senior judicial magistrate Md Zakir Hossain in Feni 7 April.Siraj was arrested from the madrasa on 27 March in a sexual assault case. He was showed arrested in another case on 9 April over setting Nusrat on fire.Several students, including Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Abdul Quader and Jabed Hossain, went to meet him at jail on 3 April and they said he would not be granted bail soon, Siraj told the court.He tried to know what steps were taken regarding Nusrat’s family. He talked to Shahadat and Nur Uddin alone and asked them to create pressure on her family. If they did not succumb to this, Nusrat should be killed in a manner that would seem as a suicide. Awami League (AL) leaders Ruhul Amin and Maksud Alam were to help, according to the statement.”Shahadat and Nur Uddin agreed with my plan and then left. I informed the students as she posed a threat to our combined interest,” Siraj told the court.Siraj built liaison with the local AL leaders and the administration after he joined in the Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa in 2001. He formed a strong relationship with Ruhul Amin and Maksud Alam. He could execute any decision regarding the madrasa due to this liaison, he told the court.Madrasa unit BCL president Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Hafez Abdul Quader, Zabed, Zubayer were among the students Siraj built an intimate relationship with. They were given concessions and other benefits and were used to intimidate the teachers and students of the madrasa.”In the morning on that day, I called in Nusrat through my office assistant Nurul Amin. Nusrat came with three more girl students. I had information that she had a relationship with another boy. So I created pressure on her. We exchanged a few words. When she fell down, I grabbed her from behind. She kept sitting on the floor. Then she left,” Siraj told the court.”Nusrat’s mother tried to kill me in the afternoon. I threatened her. Nur Uddin was present there. Later, Shahadat came in. I called Ruhul Amin and he sent sub-inspector Iqbal from the police station. Then I was taken to the police station,” he added.last_img read more

ExTrump Campaign Aide Vows To Fight Mueller Subpoena In TV Tirades

first_imgDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesJustice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed former Donald Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg in the Russia matter — but Nunberg says he won’t go comply.A former campaign aide to Donald Trump is vowing to fight a subpoena he says he’s received in the Russia investigation — and dared special counsel Robert Mueller to arrest him.Sam Nunberg called reporters and TV news programs on Monday and said live that he’d gotten a grand jury subpoena as part of Mueller’s investigation asking for communications with other people in the Trump orbit — but that he won’t comply.“Let him arrest me,” Nunberg told The Washington Post. “Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in.”Nunberg then went on MSNBC and two CNN shows to publicize his refusal to comply with the Mueller probe. He said he had been summoned to appear before a grand jury on Friday but would not, nor would he produce evidence.What followed was a rambling, at-times incoherent series of exchanges as Nunberg asked for legal advice, opined about whether Trump colluded with Russia, and relitigated an internal Trump campaign power struggle from 2015 — all live, on the air, in real time.“I think that [Trump] may have done something during the election,” Nunberg told MSNBC’s Katy Tur, adding later, “I don’t know that for sure.”“I’m not cooperating,” Nunberg said. “Arrest me.”Nunberg is a lawyer who has been admitted to the New York state bar after graduating from Touro Law Center on Long Island, N.Y. All the same, he asked for legal advice from various cable news show hosts: “What do you think Mueller’s going to do to me?” he asked Tur.“Do you think I should cooperate?” Nunberg asked CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Why do I have to produce every email? I talk to [former Trump advisers] Steve Bannon and Roger Stone eight times a day.”“Sometimes life and special prosecutors are not fair,” Tapper quipped.Nunberg also accused former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page of having played a role with the foreign attack on the election.“I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russians,” Nunberg said on CNN.Page was a junior foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. He traveled to Moscow twice in 2016 and was the subject of surveillance by the U.S. intelligence community. Page stridently denies doing anything wrong.He and Nunberg never overlapped on the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign fired Nunberg in the summer of 2015, when the Trump candidacy was still in its infancy. Business Insider had written about Nunberg’s racially charged Facebook posts from years prior, and the nascent political organization jettisoned him.At the time, Nunberg’s firing was viewed as part of a broader struggle between Trump aides Corey Lewandowski and Roger Stone. Nunberg decided to relitigate this on Monday.“Corey wanted to push us out. That’s the reality. Now Trump loves Corey. I don’t know why he does,” Nunberg said.By December of that year, Nunberg predicted that Trump’s campaign was being led in the wrong direction, and would not win the Republican nomination. By March 2016, Nunberg had endorsed Trump opponent Ted Cruz. The drama continued into the summer of 2016, when Trump sued his former aide for $10 million, alleging Nunberg broke his nondisclosure agreement. After a time, that lawsuit was settled.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

New Donkey Kong Record Achieved

first_imgIf they ever make a King of Kong sequel, it may well star Hank Chien. The New York-based plastic surgeon has just recaptured the Donkey Kong record, nabbing 1,068,000 points, beating out recent records captured by Steve Wiebe (1,064,500) and Billy Mitchell (1,062,800), stars of the terrific 2007 documentary on the subject. “Billy Mitchell’s score was announced on my birthday,” Chien told classic game score keeper, Twin Galaxies in a post-record inteview. “I also knew Steve Wiebe was trying over the summer but heard he was having some vertigo issues. When the summer was over, I thought the vertigo had gotten the best of him and was surprised when it was announced in September. I knew the score was still within my reach.”Mitchell’s own response upon recapturing the record back in August was, well, typical Billy Mitchell, “Some say I’m being cocky. Some say I’m being lazy. I say, I’m being Billy Mitchell.”last_img read more