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first_imgA poll that gauges how much Americans know and are concerned about the swine flu outbreak conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health finds that hand washing is up (59% doing it more frequently) and other insights. Meanwhile, Harvard has closed its medical and dental schools because of campus  cases.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons over Knicks

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I was going to attack the rim, but they cut me off, so I tried to step through and take the shot,” Lee said. “I thought there was contact, so I leaned in, but they didn’t call the foul.”Kristaps Porzingis missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.“At the end of the game, we were going to switch everything to make sure we always had someone on Porzingis,” Van Gundy said. “He’s 7-foot-3, so he can shoot over anyone, but our guys were making it as tough as possible.”Andre Drummond finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Tobias Harris scored 24 points. The Pistons had seven players in double figures, including reserves Johnson and Ish Smith.“The loss (Wednesday) in Dallas really hurt, because we didn’t play with any energy in the second half, and we let them have a good run,” Drummond said. “Tonight, we tried to come out and put a lot of effort into the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Instead, Detroit finished with a 9-2 run to post a 104-101 victory and a fourth win in five games.“Down four in the last two minutes is a bad situation, but I was very happy with the way we closed out the game,” Van Gundy said. “We made some big defensive plays and Reggie (Jackson) attacked on the offensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingJackson’s runner in the lane made it 101-101 with 44 seconds left, and Ron Baker turned the ball over at the other end. Jackson then split a pair of free throws to give the Pistons a one-point lead with 23.7 seconds to go.Stanley Johnson forced Courtney Lee into a bad shot, then hit two free throws to put Detroit up 104-101. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 New York had won five of six, including a victory Thursday night over the Boston Celtics. Porzingis finished with 29 points on 28 shots, and Enes Kanter added 22 points and 16 rebounds.“We weren’t able to get going downhill all night,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We only got six free throws, so there wasn’t a lot of penetration and we took a lot of outside shots.”The Pistons pulled down four offensive rebounds in the first two minutes on their way to a 12-2 lead. Drummond had six points and six rebounds early, but the Knicks got back into the game when he went to the bench with two fouls.Drummond was limited to seven minutes in the half, but the Pistons still led 52-44 at intermission. Harris and Anthony Tolliver each scored 10 points, while Porzingis had 10 points and six rebounds for the Knicks.Kanter’s follow shot gave the Knicks a 69-68 lead with three minutes left in the third, and he followed with another on the next possession. New York finished with an 18-2 run to move the margin to 75-70, but the Pistons scored the quarter’s final four points to get within one.“We really have to work on our third-quarter defense, because this is three games in a row where it has gotten us into trouble,” Van Gundy said. “It’s really the whole second half, but especially the third quarter.”Detroit kept that surge going in the fourth, starting the period with a 10-4 run to lead 84-79 with 10:03 to play.The Knicks tied the game with 3:45 left when Drummond was called for goaltending, and Porzingis followed with a mid-range jumper to put New York ahead 95-93. After the teams traded baskets, Harris missed and Jarrett Jack hit a short jumper to make it 99-95 with 1:48 to play. Malditas save PH from shutout The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) and center Kyle O’Quinn (9) block a shot by Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDETROIT — For a few moments Friday (Saturday Manila time), Stan Van Gundy thought his Detroit Pistons were going to fall back into the same bad habits that plagued them early in December.After leading for most of the game, the Pistons found themselves trailing the New York Knicks by four with 1:48 to play. A loss would have dropped them to 3-9 in December and a game behind the Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings.ADVERTISEMENT Lakers’ Caldwell-Pope serving sentence at detention center Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Apple’s WWDC buzzing over Jobs’ Rumors

first_imgIn addition, Apple enthusiasts are all abuzz with the latest flurry of product announcements stemming from today’s events, highlights included: The new iPhone 3GS – S for “speed” -will have faster mobile Web connectivity and video-capture software.Large price cut on the solid-state-drive version of the MacBook Air, which was dropping from $2,500 to $1,800Snow Leopard gets a ship date of September 2009 But despite working for a well-liked creative and cutting-edge CEO, what’s the cost to the engineers responsible for helping bring these products and others to market? We have included below some recent commentary from a variety of Apple software and hardware engineers that speaks to pressure and other workplace factors they have been up against to remain highly competitive in today’s tech environment. Over and over we find that one of the most common complaints about working at Apple are the long hours and the challenge to maintain work/life balance. Here are some noteworthy examples of engineer gripes about working at Apple: Just this past week a Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino commented that Apple is a huge disappointment. “Working 7 days a week makes people’s total output go DOWN. Set the right weekly milestones and have people go home and recharge on the weekends. They will get MORE done every week.” “Great company but long hours,” –Senior Hardware engineer Another Software Engineer suggests to senior management: “Value your employees more, try to keep them from getting burned out. They are not always replaceable.” “Many departments, and their VP’s, directors, and managers have unrealistic expectations of their employees. Particularly on the hardware engineering side of Infinite Loop (buildings 5 and 6), people get driven very hard and are regularly expected to work weekends.” Software Engineer IV “Apple is very secretive. It can be difficult to know what’s going on ahead of time, and then all of the sudden, you need to shift and adapt. Schedules are very rough and change a lot. Releases, and crunch-time seems omni-present. It can be overwhelming.” – Senior Software EngineerWill Steve Job’s re-entry into Apple full time reinvigorate the engineers from possible burn out? Or will life at Apple continue to be full throttle? Stay tuned as we track engineer sentiment, Steve Job’s approval rating and Apple’s company satisfaction score. Excitement surrounding a possible Steve Jobs appearance at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco comes as no surprise given that he is among the top five highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor with an approval rating at 91%.  He is also the second most popular tech-industry CEO with at least 50 reviews or more, after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Netflix4.0Reed Hastings91 Company Company RatingCEO CEO Rating (%) Northwestern Mutual4.1Edward J. Zore94 Goldman Sachs3.7Lloyd C. Blankfein87 Apple3.8Steve Jobs91 Glassdoor Report: Top Rated CEOs (w/ 50 reviews +)center_img Procter & Gamble4.1A.G. Lafley88 CareerBuilder3.8Matt Ferguson84 FactSet4.0Philip A. Hadley84 General Mills4.4Ken Powell97 Disney3.5Bob Iger78 Google4.0Eric E. Schmidt87last_img read more

CEDPA – Integrating HIV/AIDS

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 7, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). MHTF is supporting their project, Working on Integration Issues of HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here.Written by: CEDPACEDPA with the support of MHTF started an initiative to advocate for integration of HIV and Maternal Health programs and policies at the state (Rajasthan) and India. The specific objectives are to review and compile strategic information on integrated programs and policies. By building consensus through consultation at state and national level among policy makers, recommendations on strategies will be developed to address and advocate the issues of integration on HIV and maternal health. We are conducting a desk review of information on integrated programs and policies highlighting replicable lessons related to services and convergence. CEDPA proposes to review evidence and collate and document information on programs and policies which will include gaps, needs and best practices to further improve services and efficiency with regards to integration of HIV and Maternal Health. This document will include global level policy commitments and guidance towards integration, systematic review of evidence on integration, lessons from India and the global context, and evidence from ongoing programs on convergence of MH-HIV in India. For documenting best practices and case studies on the integration issues, we have shared the matrix with different forums and organizations like Solution exchange, Eldis community and Saathii network (Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India).In our quest for finding linkages and integration, we participated in a meeting of about 30 individuals on November 2, 2010 at Delhi. This meeting was organized by Impact to get feedback and input for a comprehensive policy that would be helpful in designing and implementing a minimum support package of schemes and services for women living with HIV and children affected by HIV in the state of Rajasthan. Many people from NGOs, multilaterals, UN agencies, government and the private sector participated in the consultation meeting. CEDPA too participated, since we are in the process of collating, documenting and analysis of information on programs and policies with regards to integration of HIV and Maternal Health in India and specifically in Rajasthan. This initiative is being supported by UNIFEM. Various consultations have been undertaken with local partners at villages, district and state level to gather inputs to draft a policy. This draft policy is to be submitted to Government of Rajasthan in December 2010.The draft document shared at this meeting highlighted the need to integrate and converge with various other schemes and services which thereby will strengthen the existing service delivery networks of people living with HIV. Further to this discussion, it was felt that there should be service integration of maternal health and HIV including activities to bring about behavioral and social change. Other topics of inclusion in the policy draft were on mental health issues and financial implication of actions undertaken. It was decided to relook at the mentioned aspects and develop a comprehensive policy. We hope to be involved in this process and create linkages with our current work on advocating for integration of HIV and Maternal Health programs and policies.Share this:last_img read more

2015 Metro Cup Grand Finals – Live!

first_imgRelated LinksMetro Cup Finals Live! For the first time, selected Metro Cup grand finals will be live streamed this Saturday to the TFA YouTube channel. Both the Women’s Premier and Men’s Premier grand finals will be streamed live, while plenty of highlights will be captured of the Women’s and Men’s Division One and Division Two grand finals. Please click on the links below to be directed to the games:6.30pm (AEST) – Women’s Premier Final – Southern Storm v Country Club Colts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT8Tja6aFgI 7.30pm (AEST) – Men’s Premier Final – Dodgers v Country Club Colts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVc64txoUX4 Stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels for updates on Metro Cup finals day: Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballausTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus last_img read more

India look to finish overseas journey on a high in T20I series vs New Zealand

first_imgIndia look to finish overseas journey on a high in T20I series vs New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand T20Is: India are determined to finish on a high when they take on New Zealand in the first of three T20 Internationals in Wellington. This is the last leg of their overseas tours which started with a Test series in South Africa in early 2018.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta WellingtonFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 23:04 IST India vs New Zealand T20Is: India have the firepower to win their first-ever T20I series in New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will play a three-match T20I series in New Zealand from WednesdayIndia have enjoyed a lot of success in limited-overs away from home with a 2-1 defeat in England being the only blipRohit Sharma will lead the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been restedSouth Africa. England. Australia and finally New Zealand. India’s overseas journey is in its final stage and they would want to finish on a high after an unhappy start in South Africa. India had crashed to heartbreaking defeats in Cape Town and Centurion before that remarkable victory in Johannesburg.The ODIs in South Africa showed the world what India were really capable of. Driven by Virat Kohli’s hundreds and the guile of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal helped India trounce South Africa 5-1 for a historic ODI series triumph. They followed that up with a T20I series win in South Africa. Back-to-back series wins in South Africa and the Indian team was on a high.England would always be a much stiffer challenge but India warmed up nicely with T20I series wins in Ireland and England. India were given a reality check in the ODIs but the 1-2 defeat was perhaps understandable because they played without their first-choice bowling attack. MS Dhoni endured the worst year of his international career and there were no hundreds from Virat Kohli.Let the T20Is begin #TeamIndia all set to take on the Kiwis for the 1st T20I tomorrow at Westpac Stadium #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/iHzeIL7390BCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019What was not understandable was India’s shambolic performance in the Test series. They failed to take advantage of strong positions and Virat Kohli’s team selection raised several questions. However, Kohli continued his domination with the bat and scored nearly 600 runs in 5 Tests to show he was by far the most outstanding batsman in modern cricket.advertisementBy the time India flew down to Australia, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri were under pressure. Both men had claimed this was the best Indian team over the last 15 years and it was time to prove it. Without Steve Smith and David Warner, Australia were considerably weaker but they were still a force to reckon with in their own conditions. Starc. Hazlewood. Cummins. Lyon.Cheteshwar Pujara blunted arguably the most balanced Test bowling attack in the world and India’s pacers rocked the Aussies. India welcomed New Year with a historic 2-1 Test series triumph. A few weeks later, India won their first ever bilateral ODI series in Australia.New Zealand was going to be a short stop on India’s way back home. But the five ODIs were going to be crucial in the build-up to the World Cup. Virat Kohli did not score a hundred – no one did – but India finally found answers to their middle-order woes. MS Dhoni had found form in Australia and Ambati Rayudu finally cemented his place with a cultured 90 after India had collapsed to 18 for 4 in the final ODI in Wellington. A 4-1 series win over the Black Caps gave India the confidence of staging a strong challenge in the World Cup.And now, there is another opportunity for the likes of Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar to impress the selectors and the team management. Pant is certainly a lock for the World Cup but Gill, who replaced KL Rahul in the ODI and T20I side in New Zealand, will hope to make a mark any way he can.Welcome to the T20 format. What would you call this shot from @RishabPant777 #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/R5QTJNFtQIBCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019India have played 37 internationals across South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand since the start of 2018. They have won 6 series in those countries. Can India add another series win to their kitty and show the world why they are the best travellers in the world?Also Read | India, England hot favourites for 2019 World Cup: Shane WarneAlso Read | Pant should play 2019 World Cup, New Zealand T20Is great opportunity for him: HarbhajanAlso Read | This Indian team has shoved the word overseas into a bin: Ravi ShastriAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow India national cricket teamFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhonilast_img read more

OnePlus 7 quick review: Still the flagship killer

first_img Next OnePlus 7 quick review: Still the flagship killerThe OnePlus 7 is a more affordable iteration of the OnePlus 7 Pro, cutting corners where it may not matter to most users. Starting at Rs 32,999, it is a fine example of what OnePlus does best – make a superb “flagship killer”.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 09:57 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe OnePlus 7 starts at Rs 32,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM while the top end variant with 8GB RAM costs Rs 37,999.There will only two colour variants available — Red and Mirror Grey.The OnePlus 7 is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset that powers the OnePlus 7 Pro.Back in April, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau talked to India Today Tech about the company’s future plans for the Indian market and the new OnePlus 7 series phones. At the time, Lau focused mostly on the OnePlus 7 Pro, explaining how they worked hard to offer a distinct flagship smartphone experience. At the same time, he also confirmed that there will be a regular OnePlus 7. When OnePlus finally unveiled the new phones on May 14, the OnePlus 7 came across as the refreshed OnePlus 6T with a new chipset and better cameras.At the launch many wondered whether this was an unwise decision, considering OnePlus had the opportunity to offer something newer for the budget-conscious smartphone buyers. But I don’t think that is the right way to go about it. For example, look at the price. For its starting price of Rs 32,999 for the base variant of the OnePlus 7, you not only get stellar core hardware but also generous 128GB storage. Yes, Oneplus 7 is a refreshed and revamped OnePlus 6T. But the OnePlus 6T is by no means a bad point to start from it was my top recommendation until the new OnePlus phones came out this year.OnePlus 6T? OnePlus 7? Errr, which is the new one?Did I say that the OnePlus 7 is essentially an upgraded OnePlus 6T? The OnePlus 7 doesn’t alter the comfortable design of the OnePlus 6T in any significant way. I showed the phone to a couple of people and almost all of them mistook it for the OnePlus 6T. Is that good or bad? That’s up to your personal preference. I loved the aesthetics of the OnePlus 6T, especially the curved rear panel that enhanced the ergonomics massively. And after living with the heavier OnePlus 7 Pro for a while, the OnePlus 7 feels compact and lighter, despite having a 6.4-inch display.advertisementKeen readers may notice slight changes that OnePlus has incorporated into the design of the OnePlus 6T. The major change on the OnePlus 7 is the protruded camera bump immediately suggesting a new camera system. The module is slimmer and echoes the aesthetics of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The flash now sits inside the module to emulate the triple camera systems. The new OnePlus branding also sits at the bottom. The Mirror Grey colour variant has a slight gradient effect but the Red variant (exclusive to India in the 8GB variant) looks ravishing even without any gradient. This colour is similar to Red variant of last year’s OnePlus 6. The front sports the familiar waterdrop-style notch display with a slightly noticeable chin. However, the earpiece is now bigger as the OnePlus 7 finally gets a dual speaker setup for pronounced stereo effects. The headphone jack is sadly not present and OnePlus is not offering the 3.5mm headphone jack dongle with the package anymore.A full-blown OnePlus experienceOver the years, OnePlus has built a reputation for offering a unique user experience that no other Android phone vendor has managed to achieve. And that’s down to the presence of flagship-grade internals and a highly polished user interface. The OnePlus 7 is not alien to this concept.Similar to its pricier kin, the OnePlus 7 gets the ultimate chipset that everyone’s been using in flagships — Snapdragon 855. This is enough on its own to offer a fast experience. However, OnePlus is offering the faster UFS 3.0 storage that aids faster read and write speeds. On the OnePlus 7 Pro, I found the UFS 3.0 storage making a mega difference to the overall user experience. Therefore, as I spend more time with the OnePlus, I expect nothing less.Oxygen OS is present in its latest avatar and while I haven’t spent enough time with the OnePlus 7, the overall experience feels snappy for now. At first glance, the interface looks very similar to the one on the OnePlus 7 Pro and that’s a very good thing. There’s something that immediately caught attention right from the moment I booted it up the screen. This phone, unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, gets a smaller 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. The display seems to be really good for its price make no mistakes here. But I am used to the 90Hz smoothness of the OnePlus 7 Pro and a 60Hz display now tires eyes. If you are dead-set on buying the OnePlus 7, I would suggest just don’t look at the OnePlus 7 Pro’s display.What puzzles me is the camera department. The OnePlus 6T already had a robust set of dual cameras meant to offer better low-light photography, which is my opinion worked really well. With the OnePlus 7, there’s the popular 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera acting as the primary unit while the second unit is simply a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The 48-megapixel camera impressed us fairly on the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus may be relying extensively on the Pixel Binning technology and smarter algorithms for improved low-light performance. I believe retaining the secondary 20-megapixel low-light sensor would still have been a better choice. Nonetheless, wait for our full review to see whether this new setup is good.advertisementLastly, the battery section has been completely left untouched. The same 3700mAh battery has been carried over from the OnePlus 6T and if the optimization is as good as the one on the OnePlus 6T, then I expect at least a day’s backup under heavy load. I wish OnePlus had gone for Warp Charge 30 with the OnePlus 7 but at Rs 32,999, I am willing to live with the 20W Fast Charge system.OnePlus 7 first impressions: Feels like a sensible flagship The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 ProThe OnePlus 7 starts at Rs 32,999 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is Rs 16,000 cheaper than the OnePlus7 Pro. If the 90Hz screen and camera performance don’t matter, this seems to be the sensible choice. The OnePlus 7 is even cheaper than its predecessor but does that mean it’s inferior? At first glance, absolutely not. The faster performance is immediately visible while the minor refinements here-and-there seem to make this an unbeatable proposition. We can’t deliver a verdict on this one until the full review but if you want to get this right now, don’t hesitate and go ahead. Just don’t look at the OnePlus 7 Pro before buying this.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro review: The OnePlus phone that is near perfectALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro gaming review: More than enough power with goodness of extra smooth 90Hz screenALSO READ | Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7: Different takes on affordable flagshipsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow OneplusFollow androidFollow smartphoneslast_img read more

Fixed charges for domestic power consumer cut in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday announce new tariff for 2019-20 and slashed fixed charges for domestic consumers with sanctioned load of up to 15 kilowatt. Now, the consumers have to pay Rs 105 less per kilowatt per month for sanctioned load of up to 2 kilowatt. “The consumers were paying Rs 125 per kilowatt per per month for meters having sanctioned load of up to 2 kilowatt. As per the revised tarrif, they will have to pay Rs 20 per kilowatt per month,” the DERC said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Similarly, for sanctioned load between 2 and 5 kilowatt, the consumers have to pay only Rs 50 per kilowatt per month in place of Rs 140 per kilowatt per month. “For sanctioned load between 5 and 15 kilowatts, the consumers were paying Rs 175 per kilowatt per month. Now they have to pay just Rs 100 per kilowatt per month,” the new tariff reads. The new tariff will be applicable from August 1.last_img read more

BC judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use calculated defiance

VANCOUVER – Anti-pipeline protesters have made a calculated effort to blockade two Trans Mountain work sites in Burnaby, says a British Columbia Supreme Court judge who scrapped a 10-minute pre-arrest warning and expanded an injunction to include other facilities used by the company.Justice Kenneth Affleck said Friday he would have some sympathy for people opposed to Trans Mountain’s application to vary his March 15 order prohibiting protests within a five-metre buffer zone, but an abundance of evidence indicates people have found ways to get around it.“In my view, the clear attempt to frustrate the injunction is not acceptable and there needs to be a means by this court to determine that its orders are respected,” Affleck said.“They have a right to make their views known in a way that captures the attention of the world, if they wish to do so, but they are not entitled to block what is lawful activity.”In eliminating the 10-minute warning, Affleck amended the written injunction order to add what police would say before arresting people, including informing them they will be arrested if they continue breaking the law and that they may face charges.Trans Mountain lawyer Maureen Killoran told Affleck that protesters have used a “workaround” to flout the injunction, which applied to the Burnaby Terminal and the Westridge Marine Terminal.Killoran said affidavits from two investigators working for the company indicate protesters have been bent on maximizing disruption at the two construction sites by “tag teaming” to avoid arrest after police read them the injunction order and gave them a 10-minute warning.She read Facebook posts of a group called the Justin Trudeau Brigade, which urges protesters to leave a blockade just before the warning time is up as they are replaced by another group and police have to read the injunction order again as the process is repeated.Killoran said an RCMP officer’s affidavit outlines how protesters at the Burnaby work sites have taken advantage of the 10-minute warning period and slowed down the enforcement process, resulting in fewer arrests, more work for police, and no repercussions for protesters.“This is the mischief we are here to address,” Killoran said, adding protest organizers are committed to stopping Trans Mountain trucks from entering construction sites and have climbed on top of a tunnel boring machine at a storage facility in Delta, B.C.She said activists aim to blockade other locations where the company might store equipment or have contractors working on the project, prompting Affleck to grant a request to extend the five-metre limit beyond Burnaby, in areas where the company’s contractors and subcontractors may work. He also allowed the company to post warning signs 10 metres from work sites.Dozens of protesters have been arrested since protests escalated last November. Many of them have appeared before Affleck this week to plead guilty to criminal contempt of court for violating the injunction and to pay fines or commit to community service. Others have yet to make court appearances.Neil Chantler, a lawyer for one of 15 defendants named in a notice of civil claim, called Trans Mountain’s request to expand the injunction too broad and said the company was being hypothetical in assuming people would protest beyond Burnaby but had evidence only on the incident at the Delta facility.“Trans Mountain is trying to get a carte blanche order that it may wield in the future wherever it chooses, much to the detriment and uncertainty of the general public,” Chantler said.However, Killoran said there is nothing hypothetical about Trans Mountain’s intention to protect its work sites while continuing a project that the federal government has approved.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version excluded scrapping of 10-minute warning read more

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas part of 2019 Met Gala Host Committee

first_imgLos Angeles: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will be a part of this year’s Met Gala Host Committee, the actor has revealed. The couple, who first posed for the shutterbugs on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet in Ralph Lauren designs before tying the knot last December, feature in the list presided over by Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Chopra took to Instagram to share the news Wednesday. “From walking the prestigious carpet for the first time, to meeting my husband and many friends for life… Nick and I are honoured to be on the Benefit Committee for this year’s Met Gala. Looking forward to the first Monday in May,” the actor wrote. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Chopra and Jonas will be joined by other high-profile names in the committee include the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Lena Waithe, Katy Perry and Jared Leto. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wintour is co-chairing the gala with Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and exhibit sponsor Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. With 183 people from different walks of life such as showbiz, fashion, philanthropy and sport, actors comprise the largest group with 48 per cent attending the gala. Bradley Cooper, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Chadwick Boseman, and Lupita Nyong’o will also walk the red carpet. Organised by Metropolitan Museum of Art, the gala is scheduled to be held on May 6 in New York.last_img read more

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK — Amazon’s decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving or expanding in the city.That’s according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant’s sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens. The decision on Thursday wipes out 25,000 promised jobs in a city that wants to be seen as the Silicon Valley of the east coast.Amazon abandoned the plan amid pushback from politicians who were angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance.Julie Samuels is executive director of industry group Tech: NYC. She says the city is “playing with fire” with regard to the message it sends to companies that want to come to New York and expand to New York.Michael R. Sisak And Josh Boak, The Associated Press read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:The bottom line: It’s high earnings season this week, with a number of corporate heavyweights releasing their latest results. They include Air Canada, WestJet, Restaurant Brands International, Home Capital Group, BCE, SNC-Lavalin, Torstar and Enbridge.Vancouver, one year later: Wednesday will mark one year since the previous government of British Columbia brought in a 15 per cent tax on foreigners buying property in Vancouver. The levy had an immediate effect, sapping home sales, but since then the city’s real estate market has been on the rebound, raising questions whether other measures may be needed.Tobacco talk: Jorge Araya, CEO of Imperial Tobacco Canada, speaks to the Canadian Club of Vancouver on Thursday. He is expected to discuss several topics, including the rise in black market smokes and the legalization of marijuana.Trading up: In May, Canada’s imports and exports both hit record highs. We’ll find out Friday whether that momentum continued in June when Statistics Canada releases the international merchandise trade figures.Get to work: The eagerly anticipated jobs data also come out Friday. The country’s labour market has been on a tear lately, adding 45,300 positions in June and clocking in an unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent. Wage growth has been a different story. Experts will be parsing the numbers for clues on when the central bank may pull the trigger on a rate hike. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 30, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week read more

H 65 Hoor win Womens Challenge Cup

handballhoor 65 Sweden celebrate one of the biggest successes in women’s club handball history. H 65 Hoor win the Challenge Cup after two tough battles with French Issy Paris. Two teams didn’t use the chances in front of home fans, but they were good as the guests. More away goals decided at the end and Swedish girls lifted the trophy.Issy Paris Hand (FRA) vs H 65 Höör (SWE) 21:23 (15:14)First leg 21:19. Aggregate 42:42 – H 65 Höör win on away goals ← Previous Story Veszprem celebrate the 22nd Championship trophy! Next Story → NOMINATIONS FOR VELUX EHF F4: Gjeding and Hansen to whistle final match!

Une roue géante française gagne un concours darchitecture

first_imgUne roue géante française gagne un concours d’architectureLe magazine d’architecture et design eVolo Skyscraper vient de dévoiler les gagnants 2011 de son concours annuel. Parmi les nombreux projets d’immeubles écologiques, c’est le concept français LO2P, une construction en forme d’éolienne géante, qui arrive en première place.Le concours lancé chaque année par eVolo Skyscraper, vise à faire émerger de nouveaux projets de gratte-ciel utilisant les nouvelles technologies tout en prenant compte les besoins actuels de la société et l’aspect écologique. Cette année ce sont deux Français, Julien Combes et Gaël Brulé qui remportent la première place avec le concept LO2P, conçu pour New Delhi en Inde. À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéA l’heure actuelle, la ville est considérée comme l’un des sites les plus pollués de la Terre à cause de l’augmentation de la population et du nombre de voitures. C’est pour lutter contre la pollution que LO2P a été conçu. De forme circulaire avec en son milieu une éolienne géante, la construction joue à la fois le rôle de centrale électrique, de centre de recyclage et de filtre à air géant.  La construction de LO2P a été imaginée à partir de matériaux issus du recyclage de vieilles voitures. L’immeuble possède en outre une série de serres et de filtres rotatifs pour capturer les particules en suspension dans l’air de New Delhi. Ces dispositifs permettraient de purifier l’atmosphère de la ville. Enfin, la structure dispose d’un centre de recyclage. La chaleur et le dioxyde de carbone issus de son activité sont récupérés afin de cultiver les plantes, qui à leur tour produiront des bio-carburants.Pour l’heure, LO2P reste à l’état de projet mais peut être que l’étonnante construction fera partie un jour des immeubles du futur…Le 15 mars 2011 à 20:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Woman burned in east Vancouver house fire

first_imgA woman suffered significant burns to her hands and arms as a result of a fire in east Vancouver in the Cascade Highlands neighborhood, Monday afternoon.Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said firefighters were first called to a report of a burn victim in need of help at Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.A friend had driven her there after a kitchen fire at her house, Adams said.She had bad burns to her hands and arms, he said, and was taken to a hospital. After she was tended to, the firefighters decided it might be a good idea to check out the woman’s home to make sure the fire was out.While they were walked around the woman’s two-story triplex, 903 S.E. 152nd Ave., one of the firefighters looked up and saw flames coming from attic vents, Adams said.They began fighting the fire from the outside and called for more help at around 2:40 p.m.More firefighters, including firefighters from Camas, arrived to assist and entered the building. They climbed to the second floor, attacked the flames from underneath and were able to bring the fire under control, Adams saidlast_img read more

Gordon plans to remain calm despite losing starting berth

first_imgScotland international goalkeeper Craig Gordon has revealed he won’t throw any tantrums should he fail to regain his place as the country’s first choice goalkeeping optionThe Celtic shot-stopper was in goal for Scotland’s opening game in the UEFA Nations League, which they lost scandalously to Belgium, but he soon found himself on the bench after head coach Alex McLeish opted for Allan McGregor in goal for the second group game.The Rangers Football Club goalkeeper who replaced Gordon kept a clean sheet as Scotland defeated Albania 2-0. However, despite being dropped, Gordon insists he will not be tempted to consider his international future.“I’d love to go to a tournament and I like to think we have a good chance of getting to the Euros,” said the 35-year-old, according to Evening Times.“So I definitely not going to say I don’t want to be involved – I want to be the first choice but I’d be happy to go along as back-up if need be.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“I won’t be chucking the toys out of the pram because I want to do the best I can for my country. If the decision is taken out of my hands then fair enough but at some point we are going to have to bring young goalies through. It’s a balancing act between being selfish and giving others an opportunity a couple of years down the line.”“I want to play as many times for Scotland as I can. But if there comes a time when it’s more beneficial for the country to bring in some younger ‘keepers to give them a taste of it then it may become the case [that I quit].”“If they came to me or Allan at some point in the future and say that’s what they want to do then that will be the time for us to step aside but right now I want to win as many caps as possible. So I’ll continue to play until I’m no longer asked to.”Gordon insists he will now turn his attentions to Celtic, as they look to defend their Scottish Premiership crown whilst also making a good appearance in this season’s UEFA Europa League.last_img read more

Kenneth Graham selected as director of NOAAs National Hurricane Center

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, March 23, 2018 – Miami, FL – NOAA has selected Kenneth Graham to serve as the next director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, as preparations continue ahead of the 2018 hurricane season, which begins on June 1. He will assume this new role on April 1.“The forecasts in last hurricane season were 25 percent more accurate than average, and with new satellites and other measures they are undertaking, we are very hopeful to keep improving the timeliness and accuracy of our forecasts,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Ken will be a great leader of the Department’s efforts in this regard.”“Ken will undoubtedly build on the center’s history of improving forecasts while serving as a vital link to effectively communicate that information to the public and core partners in the emergency management community,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction, who today spoke of Graham’s selection at the National Emergency Management Association forum.Graham assumes the role of director after serving as the meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service’s New Orleans/Baton Rouge office since 2008. He notably established two command centers in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 that provided forecasts to help authorities make critical decisions in the five months following the spill. Graham also led the effort to support decision-makers in Louisiana and Mississippi with services focused on expected impacts for hurricanes Gustav, Ike, Isaac, and during the historic 2017 season.Prior to leading the New Orleans/Baton Rouge forecast office, Graham served as the systems operations division chief at National Weather Service Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, where he led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. He also served as the meteorological service chief at NWS headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was the meteorologist-in-charge at the local forecast offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Corpus Christi, Texas.Graham has vast experience working with emergency managers prior to and during a wide variety of weather threats and spent time deployed with officials at emergency operations centers. His career with NOAA began in 1994, after working as a broadcast meteorologist at WCBI-TV in Mississippi. Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Arizona and holds a master’s degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University.“Ken’s long history of providing dependable impact-based decision support services will greatly serve the nation, as he leads the National Hurricane Center,” said Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “He has earned an excellent reputation among his colleagues and across the vast external partnerships he has created and nurtured over the years, which will ensure his continued success in his new, high-profile position.”“It’s an honor and privilege to be selected to work alongside the talented and dedicated employees of the National Hurricane Center,” said Graham. “This is an exciting time to work for the National Weather Service, and I look forward to the important work ahead in an effort to keep our communities safe from the various threats posed by hurricanes.”Graham fills the role left vacant by the departure of Rick Knabb, Ph.D., in May 2017. Ed Rappaport, Ph.D., has served as the acting director of the National Hurricane Center since that time and will resume his duties as the center’s deputy director.“I cannot thank Ed enough for his steady leadership and expertise, not only through last year’s relentless hurricane season but also for his ongoing service that spans more than three decades,” added Jacobs.Within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Hurricane Center is a division of NOAA and the National Weather Service’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction. The Center’s mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards, enabling communities to be safe from tropical weather threats. The National Hurricane Center is co-located with the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida forecast office on the campus of Florida International University. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 23 and 29 June 2016:EU referendum ‘leave’ vote expected to impact workplace benefitsAsda equal pay claim proceeds to employment tribunal43% believe dogs in the workplace increase employee productivityReward Gateway to launch global wellbeing allowance for staffEXCLUSIVE: 93% believe childcare vouchers are best tax-efficient benefitPensions Ombudsman supports Signet Group in ruling on spouse’s pension30% of line managers are frustrated with stress support from HRBNP Paribas supports staff in Nine Peaks ChallengeEXCLUSIVE: 81% use benefits as a retention tool68% of US managers think student loan assistance would improve employee moralelast_img

Parliamentary committee launches inquiry into workplace support for fathers

first_imgThe Women and Equalities Committee has today (Monday 16 January 2017) launched an inquiry into how fathers can be better supported in the workplace to enable them to manage caring responsibilities more effectively.The inquiry, which will collect evidence until 1 March 2017, follows on from the Committee’s Gender pay gap report, which was published in March 2016.The inquiry will seek views on issues such as whether current working arrangements help fathers fulfil their caring responsibilities; whether there are employment-related barriers to fathers sharing caring roles equally with their partners, or social or attitudinal barriers that need to be challenged; whether fathers have the financial support to take on caring responsibilities and what changes to the workplace, such as an increase in freelance, casual or agency working, could have an impact on fathers.The committee will also ask what role the government, employers and other stakeholders could play in overcoming any barriers, looking at potential policy or legislative changes that would be most effective in supporting fathers with caring responsibilities.In addition, the inquiry will ask for evidence on whether there are any specific challenges for fathers who work in particular employment sectors, or for fathers from particular groups or backgrounds. It will also explore employer best practice examples from the UK or internationally that could be taken up more widely.Maria Miller, chair of The Women and Equalities Committee, said: “Many fathers want to take a more active role in caring for their children. Our report on the gender pay gap found that investing in policies that support men to share childcare equally, and allow women to continue working, will reap financial benefits as well as reducing the gender pay gap.“Supporting parents in the workplace is a priority for the government. Yet it admits that its flagship shared parental leave policy is likely to have a very low take-up rate.“Following our work on the gender pay gap, the Women and Equalities Committee is now asking whether fathers are being failed in the workplace. Clearly more needs to be done. We are keen to hear views from individuals as well as organisations about the changes which they would like to see.”last_img read more

Research pair create twoatom molecules that are more than a thousand times

first_img Explore further © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Heiner Saßmannshausen et al. Observation of Rydberg-Atom Macrodimers: Micrometer-Sized Diatomic Molecules, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.083401ABSTRACTLong-range metastable molecules consisting of two cesium atoms in high Rydberg states have been observed in an ultracold gas. A sequential three-photon two-color photoassociation scheme is employed to form these molecules in states, which correlate to np(n+1)s dissociation asymptotes. Spectral signatures of bound molecular states are clearly resolved at the positions of avoided crossings between long-range van der Waals potential curves. The experimental results are in agreement with simulations based on a detailed model of the long-range multipole-multipole interactions of Rydberg-atom pair states. We show that a full model is required to accurately predict the occurrence of bound Rydberg macrodimers. The macrodimers are distinguished from repulsive molecular states by their behavior with respect to spontaneous ionization and possible decay channels are discussed. Physicists have been interested in the properties of macromolecules for many years because they believe studying them will illuminate the fundamental properties of molecules in general. Prior research has shown that large, two-atom molecules should be possible if they were put into a Rydberg state—in which the outer electron exists in a high quantum state, allowing it to orbit farther than normal from the nucleus—and thus allowing for the creation of molecules thousands of times larger than conventional diatomic molecules such as H2. In this new effort, the researchers sought to test assumptions made about such molecules by actually building some. They did so by firing a laser at a pair of chilled cesium atoms to excite them and then by firing another laser with a smaller amount of energy to bring them into a Rydberg state. To make sure they had succeeded in making the large molecule, they used a device to detect that the ions that had been created during the process decayed to the lower Rydberg state, releasing the energy that had ionized the other atom. By actually creating the molecules, the pair were able to test many of the theories and assumptions about them made by others in the field.The team reports that their experiments confirm that some of the theories describing the behavior of macrodimer states were correct, but that others were not. Notably, their work has also advanced the understanding of macrodimers, which could help in a wide variety of research efforts. The researchers also note that the use of such molecules in quantum computers does seem feasible—if qubits were encoded in atoms in a Rydberg state, they note, the lack of force between them could present a more precise way to carry out operations than that used in other approaches. Distant partners. In this sketch, two cesium atoms in high Rydberg states form a weakly bound molecule about 1 micrometer across, comparable to the size of typical bacteria. Credit: APS/Alan Stonebrakercenter_img Physicists first to create new molecule with record-setting dipole moment (Phys.org)—A pair of physicists with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland has found a way to create very large diatomic molecules, and in so doing, have proved some of the theories about such molecules to be correct. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, Johannes Deiglmayr and Heiner Saßmannshausen describe their experiments and results and why they believe such molecules may have a future in quantum computing. Citation: Research pair create two-atom molecules that are more than a thousand times bigger than typical diatomic molecules (2016, August 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-08-pair-two-atom-molecules-thousand-bigger.html Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more