Beginning on Monday, thousands of Bhutanese refugees residing in camps in eastern Nepal began a march to exercise their right to return to their homeland, but violence ensued on Tuesday when refugees clashed with Indian police on the Mechi bridge dividing India and Nepal.“Although we still do not have all of the details of what transpired, there is no justification for such violence and loss of life,” said Abraham Abraham, the Nepal representative for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “This is a terrible tragedy and our condolences go to all the families of those who died and were injured.”Roughly 107,000 Bhutanese refugees have been living in seven camps in eastern Nepal since the introduction of strict citizenship laws in their home country 16 years ago. Dissatisfaction has been growing among the refugees, who are unable to work outside the camps in which they reside, as they have seen no solution to their situation since arriving in Nepal in the early 1990s.“We are indeed extremely concerned by the latest developments and fully understand the increasing frustration of the refugees about the lack of progress on repatriation,” Mr. Abraham said.UNHCR has dispatched representatives as well as a medical team to the border town of Kakarbhitta to assess the situation.Echoing the Government’s call, UNHCR appealed to the refugees to return to their camps and urged all parties to abstain from resorting to violence.“For security to prevail and for normalcy to return it is paramount that the civilian character of the camps is maintained,” Mr. Abraham said.The situation in the Bhutanese camps in Nepal was reportedly calm today and the curfew in them has been lifted by the Government, after separate recent clashes there left two people dead.Fighting broke out between groups of refugees with differing opinions over third country resettlement, and that police intervened to curb the violence and to maintain law and order.Last week, High Commissioner António Guterres, during a visit to Nepal and Bhutan, told the refugees that they had the freedom to choose whether to resettle, and urged refugees to respect others’ freedom of choice. He also assured them that he would make every effort to ensure that as many doors as possible would be opened in terms of a lasting solution to their plight, including voluntary repatriation.UNHCR – which supports the right of the Bhutanese refugees to repatriate – invites all sides to engage in an open discussion to find a peaceful solution to the issue. 30 May 2007The United Nations refugee agency today said it was extremely concerned over a violent clash between Bhutanese refugees and Indian police, and expressed its sadness at the death of one Bhutanese and the injury of several others.
Four English language newspapers did not co-operate with the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL), which is a voluntary self-regulatory body of the newspaper industry having the support of the Newspaper Society, Editors’ Guild, Free Media Movement, Working Journalists Association and other media unions, the PCCSL said in its annual report.PCCSL received 291 complaints last year, hosted an International Conference on ‘Self Regulation and Ethical Reporting’ and reviewed the Editors’ Code of Professional Practice with inputs from the public, journalists, editors, publishers and academics, Chief Executive Officer of the PCCSL said in his annual report for 2014. The report was read out at the Annual General Meeting of the Commission at the Sri Lanka Press Institute auditorium in Colombo. PCCSL CEO Sukumar Rockwood said that the Sinhala press which comprises 39 per cent of the country’s newspapers attracted the majority of the complaints in 2014. He said that the Commission received the fullest co-operation from editors to resolve these complaints amicably and swiftly. He said that as many as 323 complaints were resolved by editors providing a Right of Reply to aggrieved parties.The report however stated that four English language newspapers did not co-operate with the PCCSL. The CEO’s report said that the PCCSL’s autonomous Dispute Resolution Council headed by former Secretary General of Parliament Nihal Senviatne met bi-monthly to inquire into complaints that required their attention. (Colombo Gazette)
In his latest report on the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which includes among other things recommendations on reducing the UN’s role, Mr. Annan also calls on international donors to maintain their humanitarian support and assist in the creation of public works programmes to allow ex-combatants, young people and others to find jobs.“There are still a number of potential threats to the stability of Liberia emanating mainly from several disaffected groups, including demobilized personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia who are dissatisfied with the severance and pension benefits, former members of the Anti-Terrorist Unit…former combatants, as well as deactivated members of the Special Security Service and Liberian National Police,” the Secretary-General notes.“The serious disturbances created by former personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia on 25 April, and by residents of Nimba County on 17 May, underline the fragility of peace in the country,” he says, referring to an attack in April on the National Defence Ministry and property disputes last month that saw residents take to the streets with machetes.Despite such problems however, Mr. Annan’s report also records the reduction in UN personnel that has already occurred this year but he was careful to emphasize, as he did in his March report, that further adjustments in the military component will be considered “without compromising the security of Liberia.”He also reiterates his “strong recommendation” for the deployment of an additional formed police unit, which is armoured and made up 125 officers from a single country, not only to respond to situations of public unrest but also to provide an opportunity for the Liberian Police Support Unit to gain further practical experience “to eventually take over those responsibilities from UNMIL.”The transfer in March of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who has been charged with war crimes, for trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone is described as the “most significant political development” during the past few months, and Mr. Annan says it “sent a strong message to other warlords in the region.”
Houston Ship Channel fully reopens after collision of 2 vessels closed section since Monday This photo shows the damaged hull of the Carla Maersk, a chemical tanker, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in the Houston Ship Channel. Three cargo tanks on the Danish-flagged Carla Maersk were ruptured when it collided with the Liberian bulk carrier Conti Peridot. A cause of the collision has not been determined. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) by Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2015 10:18 am MDT LA PORTE, Texas – The Houston Ship Channel fully reopened Thursday morning after a collision between two vessels caused flammable gasoline additive to spill and forced a section of the major waterway to close for three days.A 4- to 8-mile section of the channel had been shut down since Monday, when the tanker Carla Maersk and the bulk carrier Conti Peridot crashed in foggy conditions. Nobody was hurt, but some of the Carla Maersk’s cargo — a gasoline additive called methyl tert-butyl ether, or MTBE — was spilled.While the unloading of goods and other economic activity continued in the ship channel during the partial closure, ships couldn’t enter or leave the 50-mile waterway.The ship channel was reopened at 8:35 a.m. Thursday.Forty-three vessels were waiting to depart the ship channel this morning and 47 vessels were waiting to enter, said Patrick Seeba, project director with the Greater Houston Port Bureau, a maritime industry trade organization.Officials “will focus on sailings for the next several hours before flipping the switch to arrivals,” Seeba said in an email.Crews had been measured in their efforts to clean up the spill and remove the Carla Maersk, which sustained significant damage and had been carrying approximately 216,000 barrels of MTBE. The additive is highly flammable and can be dangerous if inhaled in high doses.Crews finished transferring the remaining MTBE from the damaged tank and then moved the tanker early Thursday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Dustin Williams said.Officials were still trying to determine how much had been spilled. High-density foam was used to suppress flammable vapours from the damaged tanks and extensive air monitoring indicated no sign of vapours seeping from the vessel, according to the Coast Guard.The Conti Peridot had been removed from the collision site on Tuesday.“Safety of persons, environment and property continue to remain our highest priorities,” said Capt. Brian Penoyer, commander of the Houston-Galveston Coast Guard District.There have been no reports of fish kills or dead birds due to the spill, according to the Galveston Bay Foundation.No areas have been closed to the harvesting of fish, shrimp or crabs as a result of the chemical spill, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The agency said officials didn’t expect any long-term effects as MTBE does not build up in fish tissue.The cause of the collision remains under investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of the accident is expected to take a year.___Follow Juan A. Lozano on Twitter at www.twitter.com/juanlozano70
QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Canada’s new role in the fight against the Islamic State will involve ensuring Jordan and Lebanon remain stable, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday after a meeting with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts.Dion promised that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon announce details of Canada’s new deployment within the American-led coalition. The Liberals promised during the election campaign to end Canada’s role in the bombing mission over Iraq and Syria.Canada’s role won’t focus solely on Iraq, said Dion, adding “we will see what to do about Syria.”“The two other countries we need to help to make sure they are stable, because they are so key for the region and are affected by the civil war in Syria and the situation in Iraq, and I am speaking of Jordan and Lebanon. These considerations will be in our plan.”Dion added that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered suggestions about how Canada “can be more effective” in the coalition, whose members also include Britain, France and Australia.“The goal of Canada is to redeploy our efforts in a way that is optimal,” Dion said.Trudeau has been panned at home by the Conservatives and other critics for his plan to end Canada’s bombing mission, particularly after six Canadians were killed mid-January by a terror group linked to al-Qaida.Kerry said he is “absolutely confident” Trudeau will ensure Canada continues to make a “significant contribution that will make a difference.”“While they (Canada) have made a choice with respect to one particular component of that effort (the fight against ISIS), that does not reflect on the overall commitment or capacity to contribute significantly to the road ahead,” he said.Kerry, Dion and Mexico’s Claudia Ruiz Massieu also discussed other topics, including the economy, human-trafficking and climate change.Friday’s meeting in Quebec City sets the stage for a summit later this year featuring Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.The so-called Three Amigos were supposed to meet in Canada last year, but former prime minister Stephen Harper cancelled the summit.Speaking in Spanish, Dion confirmed to reporters that Canada will eliminate the visa requirement for Mexican citizens imposed by the Conservative government, but gave no timetable.Kerry noted that every day more than $3.5 billion worth of goods cross between the United States, Canada and Mexico.“We have to continue to do more,” he said, “to increase investment, reduce costs for trade, business, travel and make tourism easier without jeopardizing safety.” Dion says Canada’s new role against ISIS to ensure Jordan, Lebanon remain stable by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu, left, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion shake hands during a bilateral meeting at a North American Foreign Ministers Meeting, Friday, January 29, 2016 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Mr. Holness expressed concerns over his country’s vulnerability to a raft of social, economic, environmental, financial and trade-related hazards.“Together with persistent challenges linked to climate change and more frequent intense weather events; these all impact the pace of our development,” he told world leaders gathered in New York for the Assembly’s annual general debate.As a small island developing state, Jamaica is pursuing policies to secure its economic independence, Mr. Holness said, also stressing the importance for his country to foster traditional partnerships and build new ones.He went on to add that Jamaica’s representation for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at outreach sessions this year demonstrated “extremely influential groupings of countries.”“Jamaica believes that groupings like these, have a unique opportunity, working alongside the international development partners, to address the problems that face weaker economies across the globe,” said Mr. Holness.Spotlighting that many SIDS are extremely indebted and vulnerable, he highly commended the work of UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to tackle the gap for middle-income countries.Prime Minister Holness further reiterated his call for collaborative partnerships with international financial institutions, UN member states and the private sector to mobilize funding for Jamaica’s sustainable development.On commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mr. Holness said Jamaica has been the first country to incorporate human rights into their foreign policy strategy, which is a principle that they guard fiercely.A summary of the statement and be found here.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers have officially placed three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve.The move was expected after Olsen told reporters on Sunday that he ruptured his right plantar fascia in Carolina’s 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.The Panthers have signed wide receiver Mose Frazier from the practice squad to take Olsen’s roster spot.Rookie Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz are expected to split duty at tight end. Thomas is the better receiver of the two with 16 receptions for 133 yards this season.It is Olsen’s third foot injury in the last two seasons. He previously broke the same foot in 2017 and again earlier this season.Olsen is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and the only tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.__For more NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBreaking: Soesdyke Post Office stormed, robbed by gunmenDecember 15, 2017In “Crime”Pensioner shot, robbed by motorcycle banditsOctober 9, 2018In “Crime”Bank accountant, taxi driver robbed by motorcycle bandit at ProvidenceJanuary 10, 2018In “Crime” A 27-year-old female accountant who resides on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) was robbed of an undisclosed sum of cash after leaving a city bank on Wednesday.Based on information received the robbery occurred at 13:00hrs in the vicinity of Mc Doom, EBD after the accountant cashed a cheque and was in a vehicle on her way home.While details remain sketchy, Inews was informed that the accountant stopped at a city store to purchase some personal items before heading up the East Bank where two men on a black CG motorcycle reportedly pulled up at the side of the vehicle she was in and pointed a gun in her direction demanding her envelope with cash.The men, upon receiving the undisclosed amount of cash, made their escape on the motorcycle, leaving the woman reportedly traumatized.
Former Twitter CEO calls out WeWork CEO Adam Neumann amid the company’s IPO fiasco: ‘This is not the way everybody behaves’ ‘Bond King’ Jeff Gundlach says the Fed may start expanding its balance sheet after injecting $128 billion into markets (Image: Casa Buonarroiti)HAVE YOU EVER wondered what famous Italian artist Michelangelo ate? It might be hard to imagine him abandoning one of his masterpieces to go out and to the weekly shop but this shopping list from a collection of his papers in 1518 show fish, bread and wine were favourites with him.The shopping list, which comes from the collection of the Florence museum Casa Buonarroti, is accompanied by illustrations that were most likely drawn to help guide Michelangelo’s illiterate assistant while browsing the market.It’s separated into three days by horizontal lines, and one clever Redditer has translated it to show bread, herring, anchovies, salami and fennel soup were all purchased by the artists. He also intended to buy a good bit of wine.The 1518 list with ideograms is a part of a collection of Michelangelo’s drawings and loose papers that have toured around America in recent years, from Seattle to Boston. The papers, which range from letters and poems to sketches of his most famous work, offer a glimpse into the daily life of one of the greatest masters in all of art history.- Megan Willett with additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.Read: 47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries> WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly smoked weed with friends on a private jet to Israel — and the flight crew later found a ‘sizable chunk’ in a cereal box and recalled the plane A 16-year-old was fatally stabbed in a fight where dozens of teens filmed him with their phones instead of trying to help
As ever, Google uses the logo on its search homepage to celebrate important people or dates in history. Today it’s the turn of Harry Houdini who would be celebrating his 137th birthday if still alive today.Born in 1875, Houdini’s real name was Erik Weisz and he died rather young at just 52 years of age in 1926 from peritonitis. Injuries caused from proving he could take any blow above the waist without being hurt, coupled with an appendicitis, are thought to have been the cause.He started out doing card tricks rather unsuccessfully before turning to focus on his escape acts, and at one point managed to leave police at Scotland yard scratching their heads as to how he escaped from handcuffs. Most will know and remember Houdini for his work as an escape artist. His notable escape acts included the mirror handcuff challenge, milk can escape, Chinese water torture cell, suspend straitjacket escape, overboard box escape, and the buried alive stunt. All of them done without anyone having a clue as to how he got out of the handcuffs or jacket.Throughout his acts Houdini relied on the aid of stage helpers. The last remaining stage helper from his tours died this past Sunday. Her name was Dorothy Young and she impressed Houdini enough to get a contract with him when she was only 17 years old. Her most famous act while with Houdini was as the Radio Girl of 1950. She left the Houdini tour in 1926, two months before Houdini himself died. Young was 103 when she died this past weekend.via Google (additional images and information courtesy of Wikipedia)
With Apple’s demonstration of the Siri voice assistant highlighting today’s announcement of the iPhone 4S, it wasn’t immediately clear whether it would be available on all iOS devices, or just on the iPhone 4S. It now looks like Apple is presenting Siri as the killer feature of the 4S, because that’s the only device that will be toting the personal assistant.Would Siri be technically capable of running on an iPhone 4? I’m sure. Would it be able to do so seamlessly, without any hiccups? I’m thinking not, and that’s part of the reason Apple is tying it exclusively to their latest iPhone update.Of course, it’s also convenient from a marketing perspective. Aside from Siri, there isn’t a lot to make iPhone 4 users salivate, feeling like they have to upgrade to the 4S this year. Having the iPhone 4S be the only device that totes Siri arguably gives customers that sense of urgency.Maybe the real question, then, is whether the jailbreak community will be able to enable the feature on the iPhone 4 (or the iPad, iPod touch, and older iPhones for that matter). In the past, they have managed to get multitasking, folders, and a variety of other features running on older iOS devices where those features were disabled by default.Those features, however, were present (but hidden) in all versions of iOS 4, so it only took the editing of a few plist files to enable them. The question, then, would be whether Siri is present in all versions of iOS 5, or if the 4S gets its own specially-cooked firmware with Siri. Considering it has been absent from all iOS 5 betas, it will almost certainly be the latter.So it isn’t out of the question for jailbreakers to bring Siri to other iPhones, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it. And, even if it were enabled on the iPhone 4, whether it would run brilliantly – without the iPhone 4S’ dual-core A5 chip – is another question altogether.via Apple
It takes a special person to devote their life to the plight of others, particularly when it’s some 16,000 kilometres away from home and in the midst of an Ebola outbreak.That’s exactly what Father Themis Adamopoulos has chosen to do time and time again. Currently in Australia to raise funds for the Orthodox Mission in Sierra Leone, he will be presenting a special lecture at Melbourne’s Greek Centre as part of its Greek history and culture seminar series. Father Themis is considered to be a man who has lived almost two different lives. In his youth, the Orthodox priest was a self-identifying atheist, Marxist and nothing short of a rock star, having performed on the same stages as the Rolling Stones.Despite the many contrasts listed to his current vocation, above all he always advocated for social justice and protested for the rights of the underdog. Today his goal continues to be to provide for the have-nots, giving those with very little a chance for a brighter future by providing education and food.As head of the mission, Father Themis will report on his experiences, having lived through apocalyptic scenes following what was the worst outbreak of the virus in the history of mankind. He will also discuss the efforts taking place in the West African region to contain the disease. Father Themis will present his lecture on Monday 5 October at 7.00 pm at the Greek Centre, Lonsdale Street. Attendance is free of charge. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
By MUHAMMED S. BAHPresident Adama Barrow on Monday 20 August 2018 pardoned seven prisoners.Amongst the pardoned, four are said to be Gambian Nationals, two Senegalese and one Norwegian, this information was confirmed by the Ministry of Justice through a press release. The categories of the prisoners was not clearly specified, however efforts have been made to reach to the prisons Spokesperson Superintendent Modou Lamin Ceesay to disclose the categories of these prisoners.Mr. Ceesay said these prisoners were charged with break-in, stealing, indecency and assault, and also infanticide.“None of these prisoners were convicted with murder,” the Spokesperson disclosed.The release stated that “The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow), exercised his powers of prerogative of mercy and granted pardon to the following convicted prisoners”.Sulaiman Bah, Registration No. 102/17, GambianAlieu Njie, Registration No. 200/17, SenegaleseFallou Ceesay, Registration No. 265/14, SenegaleseGibbrill Fall, Registration No. 233/15, GambianMatarr Touray, Rdgistration No. 35/156, GambianMatarr Sowe, Registration No. 06/18, GambianSvein Agesandakar, Registration No. 408/12, Norwegian“DONE THIS 20TH DAY OF AUGUST 2018″ the release concluded
Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul In addition, Ho personally holds 8,434,073 Ordinary Shares and options vested or vesting within 60 days to purchase another 3,258,936 Ordinary Shares, together representing 0.8% of Melco’s Ordinary Shares.Under Melco Resorts’ previously declared ownership structure, the 42-year-old had held 51.3% of the company including 4,122,944 personally-owned Ordinary Shares, plus rights to purchase another 0.7%.Ho’s combined interest in Melco Resorts now sees him either fully or partially control a total of 768,922,052 shares of which Melco International and Melco Leisure hold some voting power over 757,229,043.According to information provided in the filing, his 54.05% holding in Melco International includes 2.76% held personally, 31.32% held by companies he or trusts affiliated with him control and 19.97% controlled by a discretionary family trust, the beneficiaries of which include Ho and his immediate family members.“Consequently, Mr Ho may be deemed to beneficially own an aggregate of 829,115,396 ordinary shares of Melco International, representing approximately 54.05% of Melco International’s ordinary shares outstanding,” the filing said.In April, Melco Resorts granted Ho American depository shares to the value of US$5.1 million “to recognize Mr Ho’s contribution to the success and development of the Melco Resorts group and to incentivize and motivate him to continue to strive for the future development of the Melco Resorts group and its business.”Those shares will be issued in two batches on 29 March 2020 and 29 March 2021, further increasing his personal stake in the company. Melco Resorts and Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has boosted his holding in the company by more than 3% to 54.6% following a repurchase of ordinary shares recently approved by the board.In an SEC filing overnight, Melco revealed that Ho, together with majority shareholder Melco International Development – of which he owns 54.05% – and Melco International subsidiary Melco Leisure and Entertainment, had increased their stake to 53.8% following the share repurchase. RelatedPosts Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Advancing appropriations bills was supposed to be easier this year, after lawmakers reached a two-year budget deal on topline spending levels covering fiscal 2018 and 2019 in February. But defense hawks understandably are anxious that the military once again will be forced to operate under a continuing resolution (CR) when FY 2019 begins. Both chambers have passed a military construction spending bill for next year, but the conference committee charged with reconciling the competing versions already has cancelled a meeting due to a dispute over funding for veterans private medical care.Also uncertain is the fate of the FY 2019 defense spending bill. The House has approved its version but it is not clear when the Senate will bring its counterpart to the floor. An overriding concern is that if the Senate fails to take up the defense spending measure by the end of the summer, the matter may be put off until after the midterm elections in November, or later, reports Defense News.“Hopefully that gets done in that period of time, but the uncertainly leads folks to think the alternative is a continuing resolution,” said Rep. Rob Wittman (Va.). “My concern is the continuing resolution would go through to the next Congress. And if it doesn’t, a lame duck session, which comes with its own set of issues,” he said.Amid those fears, the House on Tuesday passed separate resolutions from three Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee — Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), Mike Gallagher (Wis.) and Wittman — underlining the harm that results from relying on CRs. “The House has now voted to reject doing further damage this fall and to fully fund our military on time for the first time in a decade. To do anything less is a clear breach of faith with our troops and an abdication of Congress’s responsibility under the Constitution,” House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said in a written statement afterward.
Huawei has made its presence felt strongly in India and its commitment to the market has been prominent. While the Chinese smartphone giant has been working its way up the ladder in the premium category in India, it is the budget segment where the volumes are coming from. Committing to its strengths in India, Huawei is bringing yet another mid-range smartphone to its portfolio.Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is next in line of succession of the Y-series. The upcoming smartphone strikes a balance between premium and budget space, by offering a fine design and top-of-the-line spec-sheet at an affordable price point.Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is slated to be launched in India on August 1, according to Amazon India’s microsite. The “Notify Me” page confirms several key details about Huawei Y9 Prime – something that has been confirmed from the phone’s launch in China. The official launch will confirm all the specs as well as the price of the phone, which is expected to be between Rs 16,000 and Rs 18,000. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 launching in India this weekAmazon.inAt that price point, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will be a disruptive sub-Rs 20,000 smartphone. It features a 6.59-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a truly full-screen display – thanks to a pop-up selfie camera, which houses a 16MP sensor. The rear camera setup combines a 16MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor.Under the hood, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with up to 512GB expandable support. The handset draws its power from a 4,000mAh battery with no word on fast charging support. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 runs EMUI 9 interface out-of-the-box. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 launching in India this weekIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei Y9 Prime 2019 features a unique dual-tone finish with the same colour on the glass-like premium plastic. Unlike other phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner, Huawei Y9 Prime gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Buyers can choose from Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green colours. Close Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills
00:00 /07:02 Listen In this sound portrait, we meet poet Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart. She talks about her inspirations, writing poems at 3 a.m. and winning her first poetry slam. She reads her poem, “05092000.”Born and raised in Humble, Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart is a freshman at Prairie View A&M University. A three-time member of Meta-Four Houston, she believes in the power of poetry to move others and values artistic expression in all forms. Currently a digital media arts major, she has been passionate about art and literature for as long as she can remember and is always looking for opportunities to grow as an artist. View Fullscreen This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: Interlude (excerpt), Blind Vision (excerpt) and Revient Le Jour (excerpt) by Alexandra Stréliski from InscapeTo learn more about this series, go here. Alinda Adam MacAshlyn “Lyn” Stewart To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share
The gaming world was recently shocked when the once-promising Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro-helmed Silent Hills was unceremoniously canceled. Around the same time, Konami delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange, and before then, rumors swirled about the industry that Konami golden child Kojima was fired. Those rumors haven’t yet proved true, but that’s a lot of high profile turmoil in a couple of months. Now, though, an interview with Konami CEO Hideki Hayakawa might have revealed the cause of the strife: Konami’s going mobile.Just yesterday, Final Fantasy developer Square Enix announced that the company is shifting its main focus from developing console games to developing mobile games. Now, it seems Konami is following suit. In an interview that first appeared on Nikkei Trendy Net, Hayakawa stated that Konami believes mobile gaming is the future, saying that mobile games “will take on the new role of linking the general public to the gaming world.” That’s more or less a true statement, regardless of how you feel about mobile games. If you peek at the phones of passengers on just about any method of public transportation, you’d notice a large swath of them are playing mobile games — whether they’re hardcore CCGs or casual puzzlers like Candy Crush.Both Konami and Square are right to think that mobile, at least in the short-term, is the future of gaming. Just about everyone (in targeted demographics new and old) has a phone, and mobile games can rake in tons of cash despite a smaller budget compared to console outings. Easier to make, costs less, and makes proportionally more money.Just like Square announced, Konami isn’t bowing out of the console industry, it’s just shifting its main focus to mobile games. Square has already proven that this strategy works — it has a well-established library of quality mobile games, and those mobile games were the main reason for the company enjoying a 49% boost in profit for the last financial year. Konami doesn’t have the same quality library, but it sounds like building that catalog is now the company’s plan.We’ll see what happens with the new initiative, because the last time Konami and Square shared a similar thought, an action figure with soft, realistic boobs was created.
0 Comments Share Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Sponsored Stories Obama said the comments from Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, were part of a broader pattern from Republicans. He also singled out Cruz, the Texas senator, for saying the nuclear deal makes Obama — not Iran — the leading state sponsor of terrorism.“These are leaders in the Republican Party,” Obama said, seeming incredulous. He suggested the GOP was breaking longstanding American tradition of not playing “fast and loose” with facts during serious foreign policy debates.Cruz, appearing Monday night on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” responded, “It speaks volume that he’s halfway across the globe and he feels the need to attack me.”Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, said she was “offended personally” by Huckabee’s comments. His remarks should be “repudiated by every person of good faith,” she said during a campaign stop in Iowa Monday.Huckabee dismissed the criticism, arguing that what was “ridiculous and sad” was that Obama wasn’t taking Iran’s threats to destroy Israel seriously.“I will stand with our ally Israel to prevent the terrorists in Tehran from achieving their own stated goal of another Holocaust,” Huckabee said in a statement. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 treatments for adult scoliosis 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center “Maybe it gets attention and maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it’s not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now,” Obama said during a news conference in Ethiopia.Obama’s comments marked his most direct engagement in the race to succeed him. Until now, he’s largely limited his commentary to policy differences with Republicans, often sidestepping the names of specific candidates.But the president’s unsparing criticism Monday — targeting candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, as well as Trump — underscored his sensitivity to efforts to scuttle the Iran accord, which he hopes will be his signature foreign policy initiative. It also raised the prospect of an aggressive role for Obama in the 2016 presidential campaign.“In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys,” Obama said. “I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems that the country faces and the world faces.”The president was asked specifically about Huckabee’s assertion that Obama had agreed to a nuclear deal that would “take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven,” a reference to crematoria in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. The Israeli government staunchly opposes the agreement and views an Iranian nuclear program as a threat to its existence. For years, Trump has been a sought-after surrogate and fundraiser for GOP candidates. As a candidate himself, he’s unexpectedly emerged this summer as a leading contender for the GOP nomination, tapping into voters’ discontent with Washington.While some GOP candidates stepped up their criticism of Trump after his comments on McCain — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called him a jackass — the businessman’s standing with voters does not appear to have been significantly damaged. He is still expected to be among the 10 candidates who qualify for the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 based on their standing in national polls.___Associated Press writers Josh Lederman in Washington, Catherine Lucey in Iowa, Sergio Bustos in Florida and Jill Colvin in New Jersey contributed to this report.___Follow Julie Pace on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jpaceDCCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Obama’s unprompted analysis of Trump’s effect on the Republican field marks a shift for the president. He’s largely steered clear of opportunities to weigh in on controversial statements Trump has made in recent weeks about Mexican immigrants and the war record of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was taken prisoner in Vietnam.Obama brought up on his own Trump’s suggestion that McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured. Praising McCain’s heroism, the president said Trump’s remarks grew out of a political culture where those types of comments are tolerated.“When outrageous statements are made about me, a lot of people outraged about McCain were pretty quiet,” he said.Obama has a long history with Trump, who was a driver of the “birther” movement that claimed the president wasn’t born in the U.S. Trump’s claims pushed Obama to release a copy of his birth certificate in 2011.Asked on Fox’s “Hannity” to respond to Obama, Trump called the president “very divisive” and said “he should have devoted more time to working on a good nuclear deal with Iran instead of what he’s doing.” While Huckabee’s comments were aimed at Obama, some members of the GOP field — Trump most notably — haven’t held back in their criticism of each other as next week’s initial Republican debate draws near. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called on his colleagues Tuesday to tone it down.“We have to campaign with joy in our hearts — not anger,” Bush said during an event outside Orlando. “We shouldn’t say outrageous things that turn people off to the conservative message. Our message is the one of hope and opportunity for everyone.”The White House is the midst of an intense lobbying campaign to prevent Congress from blocking implementation of the Iran deal. Lawmakers have until mid-September to review the accord, which aims to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from international economic sanctions.The Republican candidates are united in their opposition to the deal, saying Obama has left Iran on the brink of building a bomb and done nothing to address Tehran’s support for terrorism. Some, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, have vowed to immediately scrap the agreement if elected. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”Standing before television cameras during a trip to Africa, Obama suggested the bellicose rhetoric from some GOP candidates was an attempt to divert attention from Donald Trump, the wealthy businessman-turned presidential contender whose popularity is confounding the Republican field. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies
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