first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts had one of the best moments of the 2018 college football season at the SEC Championship Game.Alabama’s former starting quarterback was thrust back onto the field in a big moment when Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury.Hurts, a two-year starter for the Crimson Tide, led Nick Saban’s team to a comeback win over Georgia.The dual-threat quarterback revealed today who reached out to him following that awesome performance:Snoop Dogg.“Jalen Hurts was asked if any celebs reached out/congratulated him after the SEC title game. He says Snoop Dogg was the coolest,” Matt Fortuna tweeted.Jalen Hurts was asked if any celebs reached out/congratulated him after the SEC title game. He says Snoop Dogg was the coolest. pic.twitter.com/kGnZCLGVMW— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) December 27, 2018Hurts is expected by most to transfer out of Alabama following the season, but the Crimson Tide’s quarterback downplayed that possibility today.Alabama is set to play Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A 38-year-old sharpshooter who killed a man (murder witness) after throwing chilli powder on his personal security officer (PSO). Apart from this murder, police said that the accused was found involved three more murder cases. He was arrested from South East Delhi.Police identified the accused as Ible Hassan (38 years)-sharpshooter of Abdul Naseer gang- entered the criminal world in the 90s to earn quick money. He was earlier a grocer. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAdditional Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Kumar Gyanesh said in 2014, due to enmity with Naseer Gang, Hassan along with his associates murdered one Akil Mama in Jafarabad. “Zahid, brother of Akil Mama, was an eyewitness of this murder. Naseer gang was constantly pressuring Zahid to stay away from the case but Zahid was pursuing the case strongly,” said Addl DCP. He further added that Zahid had a threat to his life and was provided PSO by the Delhi Police. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn 2015, accused Ible Hassan along with his associates put chilli powder in the eyes of PSO and eliminated the eyewitness Zahid. Adding further, Kumar Gyanesh said that in the year 2008, in order to take revenge of the murder of his cousin Wakeel Ahmed, Hassan killed one Shameen at Gulaoti in U.P and he remained in jail for three years. In 2014, due to personal enmity accused murdered a person at Okhla. Police said Hassan, a native of Hapur, came to Delhi to look after the grocery shop of his father but fell in bad company. He was arrested for the first time in 1999 in an assault case. Later he joined Abdul Naseer gang. Investigators further added that Hassan was released on bail on June 14, 2019. Due to MCOCA proceedings initiated against the kingpin Abdul Naseer and his gang members by the Crime Branch, they all went underground. In their absence, Hassan was planning to lead the gang and was looking forward to recruiting new persons in the gang. Man shot at by his friend In a suspected case of accidental firing, a 21-year-old man was shot at allegedly by one of his friends on Saturday evening during drinking session in Jahangirpuri area, police said on Sunday. According to police, the victim, Vinay was having drinks with his friends, when one of them fired at him following which, he sustained a gun shot injury in his left shoulder. The victim was rushed to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital by his friends where after giving first aid, he was referred to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital for further treatment, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Vijayanta Arya said.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — Rising interest rates and slower income and population growth helped temper demand for new mortgages in the second quarter, according to Canada Mortgage Housing Corp.The federal housing agency says fewer Canadians opened new mortgages in the three-month period ending June 30, even though the total number of active mortgages and the value of those mortgages rose during the same quarter compared with a year ago.In a report which analyzed mortgage and consumer credit trends from credit agency Equifax, CMHC found that there were 205,000 new mortgages in the second quarter of 2018, down 11.9 per cent compared with a year ago.The decline came as the total number of active mortgage loans grew by 1.3 per cent to six million loans, while the average loan value grew by 3.7 per cent to $205,980.CMHC says the country’s total outstanding mortgage balance also rose, up five per cent to $1.23 trillion from the same period a year earlier.The housing agency says a low national unemployment rate helped temper the number of mortgages left unpaid for 90 days or more.It found that the number of delinquent loans fell to the lowest point since data became available in 2012. The total value of mortgages unpaid for 90 days or more fell 10.4 per cent to $2.4 billion during the period compared with last year.The report says those between the ages of 35 to 44 years old had the highest mortgage payments with a monthly average of $1,380.Mortgage loans accounted for a rising share of total debt at 66.5 per cent, says CMHC.The average monthly amount of non-mortgage debt, including credit card, car loan, line of credit and home equity line of credit, was $405 for mortgage holders. For non-mortgage holders, the monthly total was $267.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

NEW YORK — A new survey says half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it.A survey from the Pew Research Center released Wednesday says a majority of Americans believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing the misinformation problem.The survey finds that differences in political affiliation are a major factor in how people think about fake news. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to see made-up information, to think it’s a big problem and also to blame journalists for it.The question of how to deal with made-up or misleading stories has embroiled politicians, civil-rights organizations and tech companies in the aftermath of misinformation campaigns by Russians and others aimed at undermining democratic institutions in the U.S. and Europe.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press read more

SEATTLE — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s powerful network that’s known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues.He’s taking on school choice as the movement battles a new wave of hostility from Democrats who oppose charter schools and private school vouchers that use taxpayer money.Koch in June announced the Yes Every Kid initiative as the latest addition to his sprawling network.The head of the American Federation of Teachers union says Koch’s strategy has been to profit from and compete with public schools.Koch donor Stacy Hock says the new lobbying group is tasked with monitoring statehouses where it can be influential on school choice.She says Texas, West Virginia, Tennessee and Florida are examples of priority states where school choice proposals have flourished.Sally Ho, The Associated Press read more

This may sound odd, but I’m starting to get bored with Buckeye football. I know that there are still big games on the schedule, especially the Michigan game. But after getting beat by Purdue, playing a fluky game against Wisconsin and predictably blowing out New Mexico State, the whole thing is just starting to feel tired. I just haven’t been able to get behind this team. I still root for them, but watching the Buckeyes this year just isn’t the same.Luckily there’s another team starting their season, and it is one that I think is going to be a lot more entertaining. The men’s basketball team doesn’t have problems with unproven freshman or sophomores. Instead they have returning juniors Evan Turner, Jon Diebler and Dallas Lauderdale who are genuine, battle-hardened veterans of a couple long seasons. Add to that a return of National Championship-run team member David Lighty, super sophomore William Buford, and hard-working junior college transfers Jeremie Simmons and P.J. Hill. There are other guys that casual fans won’t recognize from their playing time, (including another Greek seven-footer, Zisis Sarikopoulos) but the starters have seen it all in the Big Ten, and are ready for another title.I even like the basketball coach more. Thad Matta had back surgery a little bit ago, but it hasn’t slowed him down at all. He looks like he runs as much as the players on some nights. Where football fans see a stuffed sweater vest standing on the sidelines whispering into a headset about the next punt, basketball fans see a guy in a suit yelling, screaming, sweating, and cheering his team to victory with every other fan. You can tell that he lives for basketball; he was born in a town called “Hoopeston.” I can’t see gum flying out of Tressel’s mouth, much less him picking it up and putting it back in after it hits the ground.From my seats in C Deck, I can just barely make out some of the numbers on the field as I try to remember what my fingers felt like. From my seats in Value City Arena, I can high five the players after they go on a 12-0 run to finish out the half. The chants are louder and clearer, the game is faster and the team is better. What better cure for the gridiron doldrums? Not to mention that when basketball season ends, there’s usually a 65-team tournament to savor. By contrast, football enjoys a month and a half of waiting before a bowl game that won’t matter unless some journalists and computers say it does. I won’t be tuning out the rest of the football games, but I am relieved that the better fan experience finally starts their season next week. Go Bucks! read more

first_imgBritain has woken up to yet another scorching day as the country is set to experience the longest heatwave in 20 years.The country is baking in temperatures exceeding those in Sicily and Crete as it enjoys Mediterranean weather.If the blazing heat continues today and tomorrow, it will be the first five-day heatwave since 1995.On Monday, it was the third consecutive day the heat reached 30C – the first time since 2005. NHS advice includes urging people to: “Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest, between 11am and 3pm.” On Monday the temperature reached 32C (91F) at RAF Northolt, west London.The amber warning is issued when “there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions” according to the Met Office website. The Met Office has issued the second highest heatwave alert for all of Britain as the country endures some extreme heat.The level three amber heatwave warning is one behind a national emergency and has been issued from 9am Monday to 9am Thursday, as forecasters anticipate highs of 36C. It also said: “Keep rooms cool by using shades, have cool baths or showers and stay hydrated.”There has also been one incident of a road surface melting near Guildford, where spilt oil had “melted into the tarmac due to the heat”, according to Surrey Police. It means social and healthcare workers should ensure high-risk groups including the elderly, children and those with medical conditions, are kept cool and hydrated.The NHS has issued advice and guidelines on their website website to help people deal with the blazing sunshine. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img People enjoy the hot weather on the beach in Brighton, East SussexCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Britain lazes in the sunCredit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Britain lazes in the sun It is so hot the Trades Union Congress urged employers to relax staff dress codes and provide cool drinks as well as providing regular breaks.Eurocrats in Brussels have also been advised to sit in the shade or a dark room and to avoid alcohol. People enjoy the hot weather on the beach in Brighton, East Sussexlast_img read more

She told the Radio Times: “Actors are just the face of a project. On this job, there were a lot of gay, lesbian and straight people giving their input, and I think people forget that when they point the finger at actors and say that only straight actors should play straight parts.”No-one ever points the finger at directors and writers, which I find odd. I think that’s because we’re the face.”If people thought about it a little more intelligently, the question wouldn’t come up so much.”Jones has said that her character is a fascinating subject, who just happens to be a lesbian. The sex scenes in the show, she says, avoided being gratuitous.Writer Sally Wainwright added: “The thing I probably love most of all about Anne Lister is that she never felt sorry for herself.“In a world that could easily have had no place for her because she was conspicuously a “masculine oddity” (the word lesbian wasn’t used then), she refused to be invisible, she refused to conform and she refused to be down-hearted.”The full interviews can be read in Radio Times magazine, out today.   Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack Straight actors are singled out for criticism when playing LGBT roles despite being “just the face of the project”, the actress Suranne Jones has said.Jones, who plays lesbian diarist Anne Lister in new BBC drama Gentleman Jack, said the controversy about portraying a different sexuality on screen would not be as great if people thought “more intelligently”.Saying actors are the target of complaints about LGBT representation, with directors, writers and other staff not being taken into account, she argued that, if the entire staff on a project were considered, controversy would fade away.The actress plays the 18th century figure Lister, who wore male dress created a coded diary of her life, including her conquests of women.Jones has said that as the figurehead of a show tackling LGBT issues, she is the one who would be the target of criticism over on-screen sexuality. Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_imgNikola Kalinic was officially presented as Atletico Madrid’s newest number nine on Monday afternoon and he promised the fans that he intends to give it his all at the clubAfter a difficult season at AC Milan, the Croatian striker opted to end his three-year stay in Italy for a move to the Spanish capital with Atletico for an undisclosed fee.Kalinic will have big boots to fill at the Wanda Metropolitano this season after being handed club legend Fernando Torres’ iconic number nine jersey following the Spaniard’s departure to Japan at the end of last season.But  Kalinic is up for the challenge and revealed just how much it means to him to join Los Rojiblancos.“I’m going to give it my all for the team,” said the 30-year-old on the club website.“I’ve been following Atlético for a while and I’m excited to fight for my spot.”The Croatia international got his first taste of playing for Diego Simeone’s side in a pre-season friendly against Inter Milan at home over the weekend.Now Kalinic is looking to make his official debut for Atletico in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with city rivals Real Madrid at Estonia.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I felt good in my first match in this magnificent stadium,” he said.“We’re going to give it our all on Wednesday and I hope we win.”Club president Enrique Cerezo welcomed home Atletico’s newest recruit.“Kalinic is a talented forward, who has shown in the Italian league that he’s a great player,” Cerezo said.“We’re sure you’re going to give it your all here. Welcome to your new home and team.”?⚪? | #BienvenidoKalinic? Kalinic: “Vengo a darlo todo por el Atlético”.#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/IYlcQLxRzx— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 13, 2018last_img read more

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted he won’t hesitate to play the club’s teenage sensation.The former Bayern Munich manager believes the England youth international will play more games this season as he continues to grow physically and even mentally on the pitch. Foden started the community shield game against Chelsea two weeks ago at Wembley, helping his boyhood club secure the first trophy of the season with a 2-0 victory over rivals Chelsea.However, Kevin De Bruyne’s injury means there could be an opening for Foden to step in, and Guardiola has little doubt the teenager can step up if called upon.“We know him very well. He was with us last season, he is part of the group,” Guardiola told English newspapers, as quoted by ESPN.“Sometimes last season he went with the second team, first team, second team — now he is part of the team.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“When I believe he has to play, he plays. All I can say is that I’m so delighted the way he trains every single day. He trains like a professional, the way he improves, and he has the same chances, like the other guys, to win my decision.”“I think for players who come from the academy, the problem is to settle immediately in the first team. It’s not easy, it’s complicated.“But that is not the case with Phil because I had to put him in Champions League or Community Shield against Chelsea. He can do it. We trust him a lot.”last_img read more

first_imgUEFA have announced that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will debut in the Champions League in FebruaryFollowing a successful period across the last few months, UEFA have decided to fast-track the introduction of VAR for the last-16 stage of this season’s Champions League.The technology was used at the 2018 World Cup and had been scheduled to be used in the Champions League next season.“We are ready to use VAR earlier than initially planned and we are convinced that it will be beneficial for our competitions as it will provide valuable help to match officials and will allow a reduction in wrong decisions,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on the UEFA website.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Video reviews enable the referees to make changes to clear errors in regards to goals, penalties, straight red cards and mistaken identity.VAR will also be used in the 2019 Europa League final and is already used in La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.The Premier League will also use VAR from the start of the 2019/20 campaign.last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona’s defender Jordi Alba praised the victory of his side over rivals Real Madrid and further suggested winning the trophy ranks high in their objectives.The Catalans sealed a place in the Copa del Rey final for the sixth consecutive year running after brushing aside Solari’s men 3-0 on their patch.And one man who was ecstatic with that victory was Spanish left-back Jordi Alba as he reiterated the importance of the trophy.“We have given value to the Copa,” he said. “Real Madrid wanted it; many people were focussing before the game to liven it up.“The excuse that it’s an insignificant trophy doesn’t cut it. We have suffered. In general, we’ve been good.”Goals from Luis Suarez and an own goal from Raphael Varane secured an emphatic victory over Los Blancos.“We’ve won by three goals, that’s not easy,” Alba said via Marca. “Ultimately we’ve won by a big margin. It’s a very good result for us, it makes us stronger.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…🎙 [TV3] | Jordi Alba: “It was an equal match but in the second half we had occasions and we were able to score goals.” pic.twitter.com/FZb13EuJo3— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 27, 2019“We were the better side against a great rival, which is difficult in their stadium. They’re always a complicated team and we have won in a convincing way.“Barcelona have scored seven goals in two games since having a free midweek last week.”The results are much better,” he said.“We played quite well. In the first half we didn’t really turn up, but after we scored in the 50th minute, we were much better.”last_img read more

first_imgThree Hough neighborhood women have organized a paper-crane event at Pop Culture, in downtown Vancouver, on March 27 to raise awareness and money for the Japan earthquake tragedy.“In Japanese tradition, making one thousand paper origami cranes grants a wish,” write Eileen Cowen, Sunrise O’Mahoney and Jamie Lutz Carroll. “Join us to make paper cranes in the wish for health and recovery for Japan and the people after the massive earthquake, tsunami, and impending nuclear disasters have taken their toll.”Money raised at the event will go to Mercy Corps, a Portland relief agency now working in Japan. Learn more at https://mercycorps.org/donate/japan.From 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Pop Culture, 1929 Main Street, people will be making, and learning to make, 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes will be displayed throughout town to remind people about Japan’s emergency and need.last_img read more

first_img 512GB No Samsung Galaxy Fold and S10: Editors react 8:28 Camera N/A Samsung Galaxy Fold Weight (Ounces, Grams) Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge Tags N/A Still, we wouldn’t blame you if you were seriously considering both devices. The Galaxy S10 may be reliable and familiar, but the Fold represents the bold and exciting. Read on to see other ways these two phones differ in key ways. Samsung Galaxy S10 Comments Display size, resolution 6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440-pixels 4.6-inch Super AMOLED; 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 550ppi This year is officially the year when foldable phones are taking the stage in earnest. At MWC 2019 for instance, which wrapped up last week, we learned about a bunch of new foldable phone ambitions from Huawei, TCL and Motorola. And while Samsung isn’t the first to release a mass-market foldable phone (that honor would go to the Royole FlexPai), it certainly is the biggest name to throw its hat in the ring.That’s why when Samsung introduced its Galaxy Fold at Unpacked on February, it stole most of the spotlight from the other four(!) phones the company announced there as well (including a 5G phone). Though many are intrigued by the Galaxy Fold, not many will be able to buy it given its price, uncommon design and limited availability. Instead, Samsung’s steadfast flagship, the Galaxy S10, will likely be the Galaxy phone most people will purchase. N/A 10-megapixel USB-C Now playing: Watch this: Video capture Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI N/A Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 3D depth 60 Photos N/A Storage RAM Special features 8GB 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in 5.53 oz.; 157 g Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img Up to 512GB Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curve Processor Headphone jack In-screen Battery Foldable Phones Phones Samsung 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm Editor’s note, March 13, 2019: Our Galaxy S10 Plus review and our Galaxy S10E review are both now live. Keep reading for more about the Galaxy S10, S10 E, S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 5G. And here’s more about the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s first foldable phone.   Design: Galaxy Fold ushers in a new eraThe biggest difference between the two Galaxy phones is the design. While Samsung tweaked the Galaxy S10’s design a bit compared to the S9 (more on that later), the Galaxy Fold represents a new form factor altogether.The Fold, if it’s not obvious already by its name, has a foldable OLED screen. When closed it has a secondary 4.6-inch display that serves as its “cover,” with all the usual features you’d expect on a phone. When you’re ready for something bigger, the Fold opens up hot-dog-style like a book to a 7.3-inch tablet.Opening the Galaxy Fold. Samsung To achieve this design with no visible line across the screen, the Fold has what the company calls the “Infinity Flex Display.” Essentially made out of a fancy plastic material, the screen can flex and fold hundreds of times without breaking. With the help of Google’s OS, apps will switch smoothly between display sizes as well.The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, adopts a more traditional phone look. Though the design is familiar it’s not exactly dull — it still has a sleek glass encasing and slimmer bezels make the display even bigger from its predecessor (from 5.6 to 6.1 inches). It also comes in an array of new colors (though not all are available to every market), including a vibrant yellow, pink and an iridescent white. Share your voice Expandable storage 64 Photos Power button 3,400mAh Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Dimensions (Inches) 4K Dimensions (Millimeters) Mobile software Front-facing camera N/A 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Mobile World Congress 2019 N/A 8 Foldable display; Wireless PowerShare; Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Connector 12GB Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Yes 4,380mAh Camera: Multiple cameras everywhereThe Galaxy S10 has a total of four cameras, which to many casual users is quite enough, thank you very much. There are three cameras in the back and one in the front. The rear setup includes an ultra-wide-angle, a wide-angle and telephoto lenses while the front has a 10-megapixel camera. The Fold, meanwhile, has a total of six cameras. Six does sound like camera overkill, but if the idea is that users should be able to take a picture no matter what configuration the phone is in, it sort of makes sense why the Fold has so many.samsung-galaxy-s10-hoyle-11The Galaxy S10’s triple-rear cameras. Andrew Hoyle/CNET On the back, the Fold has the same triple-camera setup as the Galaxy S10. The camera on the front is a single 10-megapixel camera as well. When you open the Fold in its tablet form, there you will two additional cameras inside: a selfie camera and an 8-megapixel depth camera. This second camera is used for depth sensing, meaning it will use the second lens, not software algorithms, to render a portrait image with the blurred, depth-of-field effect.Price: From expensive to extremely expensive. Fun!When Samsung unveiled the Note 9 last year, many balked at the $1,000 price tag (£899 and AU$1,499). But then the Galaxy Fold came along, said, “Hold my beer,” and revealed itself to cost a whopping $1,980 (about £1,500 or AU$2,800).In some ways it’s understandable why the Fold costs so much. The novel design, two screens, handful of cameras and bigger battery add up. Indeed, now that people are holding onto their phones longer, such an innovative look may be enough for users to justify an expensive upgrade these days. In the end, it’s also as if you have two products: a phone and a tablet in one.But the reality for most users is that they can’t afford, or would be too afraid to use, a $2,000 phone. For that kind of money you can go through two generations of Galaxy S-phones (if prices stay relatively the same), or fund your next phone upgrades for up to eight years (if you update every other year) with four $500 Moto Z phones!samsung-galaxy-foldThe Galaxy Fold. Samsung If you do want to stick with a premium Samsung device, the Galaxy S10 would be the more “wallet-friendly” choice of the two. (Though I hesitate to even call a $900-starting-price phone “affordable.” For an even cheaper Galaxy S phone, consider the $750 Galaxy S10E.) Since the Galaxy S10 has the same processor and most of the top-tier specs as the Fold, it won’t sooner become more outdated than the other. Well, except for the whole thing of not having a futuristic foldable screen, anyway.Other features: 5G, storage, battery and the fingerprint scanner5G: The next generation of high-speed mobile data is rolling out throughout 2019 and 2020 and many phones will be compatible with 5G. The Galaxy S10 has a different variant known as the S10 5G that will run on the network (price is still TBD, but it’ll likely be more expensive). Likewise, the Galaxy Fold will also have two versions, one that works on 4G and another for 5G.27-samsung-galaxy-s10The Galaxy S10’s in-screen fingerprint scanner. Sarah Tew/CNET Fingerprint scanner: Though it has an untraditional look, the Galaxy Fold’s fingerprint reader is in a pretty traditional place: the power button on the side. That way, users can access it whether the phone is open or closed. But the Galaxy S10’s scanner is embedded within its display, a rather new innovation that the OnePlus 6T, Oppo R17, Vivo X20 Plus UD and others have also adopted. Storage: While the Galaxy S10 has two storage options (128GB and 512GB), the Galaxy Fold only has the latter. It also doesn’t have expandable storage either, whereas the Galaxy S10 can hold an additional 512GB of storage. That means if you purchase the S10 and the appropriate SD card, it can hold twice as much (more than 1TB!) than the Fold. Now that’s a lot of photos and video.Battery: Both products have wireless charging and can wireless charge other devices (including phones), but with its bigger screen the Galaxy Fold unsurprisingly has more battery power: 4,380mAh across two batteries compared to the Galaxy S10’s single 3,400mAh battery. We don’t expect the S10 to be a slouch though; every year Samsung’s flagship usually tops our list for the best battery life. Pixel density Fingerprint sensor 128GB, 512GB Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy Foldlast_img read more

first_imgWe had recently told you how a Reddit user, who is the security manager for VIPs at Mumbai airport, had opened up about a number of celebrities and their good-bad behaviour at the airport. From Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Kartik Aaryan to Mira Rajput and Sussanne Khan; the thread had revealed their attitude while at the airport.Talking about Shweta Bachchan’s daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, the user said that the Bachchan girl always throws her weight around and demands security or shuttle even when it is clearly not required. The thread had also revealed that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is always cheerful and courteous and never has any sort of starry demands at the airport.Talking about Big B, the thread revealed that Amitabh Bachchan is always kind and courteous. He goes about doing his thing without expecting any preferential treatment. Abhishek Bachchan too is quite grounded and never misbehaves. However, he is not always as cheerful as Aishwarya is. However, the post also mentioned that Jaya Bachchan is always grumpy.The most surprising revelations were – the chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone is just for the cameras and Mira Rajput once wanted an airport staff to do her nails. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas don’t get involved in any sort of PDA at the airport and are usually very quiet. The user also claimed that Sussanne Khan is quite unpleasant with people at the airport and in flight too. It was also revealed that Rekha looks like a different person whenever she comes without any make-up. Vidya Balan too looks very different off-screen.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Barack Obama arrives to speak about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan, announced Aug. 3, sets national standards to curb carbon pollution from power plants—a potential boon for communities of color, environmental and human rights activists said.While the federal government has established other standards to reduce soot and toxic emissions, power plants—the largest source of greenhouse gases—have been given free rein until now.“Right now, our power plants are the source of about a third of America’s carbon pollution. That’s more pollution than our cars, our airplanes and our homes generate combined,” said President Obama. “That pollution contributes to climate change, which degrades the air our kids breathe. But there have never been federal limits on the amount of carbon that power plants can dump into the air.“For the sake of our kids and the health and safety of all Americans,President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)that has to change. For the sake of the planet, that has to change,” the president added.Under the new plan, 2005 levels of carbon dioxide emissions overall will be reduced by 32 percent, and asthma-causing pollutants by more than 70 percent, by 2030.According to the NAACP, 75 percent of African Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant, making the implications of the new plan particularly significant. African Americans are disproportionately susceptible to respiratory illnesses such as asthma, lung cancer and pulmonary disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Blacks lead all racial and ethnic groups in rates of asthma—approximately one in nine (11 percent) Blacks of all ages and approximately one in six (17 percent) Black children had asthma in 2009. From 2001 to 2009, the greatest rise in asthma rates—nearly a 50 percent increase—was among Black children.Further, according to the NAACP, African-American children are three times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for an asthma attack and twice as likely to die of asthma.“We stridently refute the contentions of those who have used an equity and civil rights frame to oppose regulations on carbon pollution by claiming undue cost burden on vulnerable communities,” Jacqueline Patterson, the NAACP’s director for Environmental and Climate Justice, said in a statement. “The cost these communities are paying from their close proximity to polluting plants and from choking down toxins daily is the toll that compromised health, negative educational outcomes and challenged work performance takes on community wellbeing and growth potential.“While further comment is forthcoming on the contents of this extensive plan as our focus is ensuring that it is a strong rule with a robust environmental justice analysis,” Patterson added, “we commend President Obama for finalizing carbon pollution standards and for advancing efforts to protect the environment on which we all depend for our very existence.”In addition to adverse public health effects, carbon pollution plays a key role in climate change, manifesting in record temperatures, longer wildfire seasons, record droughts and super storms, all of which also disproportionately affect vulnerable communities, experts and activists said.According to the new rules, states will be required to come up with their own plan for reducing emissions within the next few years. States that take action sooner will be rewarded, because, as President Obama said in his remarks, “There is such a thing as being too late when it comes to climate change.”The plan will also drive more investment in renewable energy and prioritize its deployment in low-income communities that need it most, and create jobs in the clean energy sector.last_img read more

first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Video games have come a long way since Pong and Pac-Man. But with high tech comes even higher price tags, a source of pain for plenty of passionate gamers. Enter Sean Spector, who, in 2002, co-founded Gamefly, an online company that is to gamers what Netflix is to movie lovers. The company was venture-backed from the start–even on the heels of the dot-com bubble burst–and is now profitable. Spector, who now serves as Gamefly’s senior vice president of business development and content, shares some of his secrets to online success.What inspired you to start Gamefly?I had a voracious appetite for video games, and I couldn’t afford to buy all the games I wanted to play. I think that’s the conundrum for most gamers: They want way more than they can afford. I looked at the traditional rental model–which is the brick-and-mortar model–and realized that it was pretty good for movies, but it was broken for games. I figured there had to be a better way, and it really came down to my personal desire to play more games than I could afford to buy.What were some of the hurdles you faced during startup?When we started this company, it was post-bubble burst. Nobody was really looking at funding dot-coms. They had sort of gone out of fashion–especially dot-coms that held inventory. So it was definitely a contrarian play, for us as well as for the investors. It was a really good time to start a company, not that dissimilar from the way things are today. Really good companies are going to emerge from this shakeout, and I think the same thing happened back in 2002. Real business models need to be created to sustain growth and become profitable. I knew from Day One that we would have a real business model that generates real revenue, and not the reliance upon “If we build it, the profitable model will come.” That’s the critical thing: To have a business model from Day One is the better route to take rather than trying to say you’ll figure it out a couple of years in.How do you deal with the obvious comparisons to Netflix?We embrace it because Netflix is a great company and they run their business extremely well. It’s definitely a form of flattery because they’ve done an amazing job of making sure that they focus on their customers. I think all businesses can take a page out of Netflix’s playbook and see how well they’ve done by focusing on their customers.What’s your advice for aspiring online entrepreneurs?We had a pretty good idea, but ideas are a dime a dozen. You’ve got to be willing and able to execute the idea, even though people are going to tell you you’re making a mistake or you’re wrong or you’re crazy. You’ve got to be willing to fail if you’re going to succeed. It sounds cliché, but it’s true. Even if people are going to tell you you’re going to fail–and they may be right–you’re going to come out of it learning a lot, so the next time you do it, you’re going to do things differently. You wouldn’t have had that experience or that knowledge if you hadn’t tried. 3 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals June 25, 2009last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Police sweep targets criminals operating near Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park Lonely Planet guide documents a changing Central America Life jackets not distributed before Costa Rica catamaran began sinking, killing 3, says president’s office Guanacaste receives first tourist wave of Costa Rica’s high season Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica’s remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a disadvantage when it comes to reporting a crime. But a new pilot program is trying to streamline this process by letting local National Police officers file criminal complaints so victims don’t have to travel out of their way.Starting this June, police in Puerto Viejo, Cocles, Cahuita, Flamingo, Dominical, Nosara, Sámara, Playas del Coco and Tamarindo will start taking criminal complaints, according to Public Security Ministry spokesman José Vargas.Between May 20 and 24, 75 police officers were trained at the National Police Academy to take victim statements and file complaints via email to the nearest Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) delegation. The job of investigating crimes will remain with the OIJ.Generally speaking, police in Costa Rica are tasked with preventing crime and OIJ officers are in charge of investigating crimes committed. This means that while police might be the first on the scene if a smartphone is stolen, for example, the victim still has to file a compliant with OIJ in order to file charges.Under the current system, victims in far-flung places like the Pacific beach town of Nosara would need to drive nearly 60 kilometers to Nicoya to report a crime. Some, especially foreign tourists, don’t know that they need to file a separate complaint with OIJ beyond their initial encounter with police. Others decide it’s too much hassle.Vargas said other communities could be incorporated if the project goes well. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgApple is suing virtualization software company Corellium, according to documents filed today in Florida.Corellium allows customers to create and interact with virtual iOS devices — a software iPhone, for example, running actual iOS firmware, all within the browser. Apple says this is copyright infringement, and is demanding Corellium stops “all uses of” its iOS virtualization products and pays Apple unspecified “damages and lost profits.”Corellium could allow, for example, a security researcher to quickly fire up a simulated iPhone and hunt for potential bugs. If one is discovered, they can quickly load up prior versions of iOS to see how long this bug has been around. If a bug “bricks” the virtual iOS device and renders it unusable, it’s a matter of just booting up a new one rather than obtaining a whole new phone. Virtualized devices can be paused, giving researchers a detailed look at its precise state at any given moment.Forbes did a deep dive on the company last year. As they point out, two of the company’s co-founders were some of the earliest members of the iPhone jailbreak scene, giving them an understanding better than nearly anyone else in the world as to how iPhones, iPads, etc. work under the hood.In its complaint, Apple writes:The product Corellium offers is a “virtual” version of Apple mobile hardware products, accessible to anyone with a web browser. Specifically, Corellium serves up what it touts as a perfect digital facsimile of a broad range of Apple’s market-leading devices—recreating with fastidious attention to detail not just the way the operating system and applications appear visually to bona fide purchasers, but also the underlying computer code. Corellium does so with no license or permission from Apple.This news comes just days after Apple announced that it would be launching an “iOS Security Research Device Program,” in which select security researchers would be given access to less-locked-down iOS devices in order to help them find vulnerabilities.last_img read more

first_imgA Ford Ranger travelling towards Ladysmith from Newcastle crashed on Wednesday afternoon on the N11 near Ladysmith.It is alleged that the driver fell asleep, resulting in the vehicle veering off the road and crashing into a ditch.The driver sustained injuries to both his legs.Netcare, Sharaj, EMRS, RTI and SAPS responded.The driver was treated at the scene and transported to La Verna Hospital by Sharaj Ambulance Services.One lane was closed while paramedics treated the injured driver. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more