Rabat – French sportswear retailer Decathlon will start selling sports headscarves in France, the US, and in its other stores around the world starting March, the company announced Monday.Decathlon said the headscarves, which cover the hair and neck, will prove “practical” for women who wear hijab and also love to jog and play sports. The headscarves were originally made and marketed in Morocco after some Moroccan women requested the sportswear. The sports retailer explained to its customers on its Twitter account that some women expressed their need for sports headscarves, because they could not find sports accessories or gear “adapted to their way of practicing their sport.” “We are fully committed to making sport accessible to all women around the world,” said Decathlon.Read Also: Royal Visit: Meghan Markle Wears Stunning Morocco-Inspired Dior KaftanDecathlon’s headscarves have divided public opinion since the weekend, sparking controversy.Many anti-Islamists around the world took to social media to criticize the sports headscarves.Agnes Buzyn, French minister of solidarity and health, expressed her opinion about the sports headscarves on Tuesday, answering a question on RTL radio.The minister said that while French law does not prohibit headscarves, she would have preferred that French brands like Decathlon did not “promote hijab.” Buzyn stressed that she did not “share the vision” of women who support hijab in the country.Other sports brands like Nike also sell women’s sports headscarves.
The opposition last week questioned the keen interest the United States is having on Sri Lanka with several top US officials already having visited the country this year. Alahaperuma noted that even after the August 17 Parliament elections, before the cabinet took oaths, three Ministers took oaths so they could have talks with US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal who was visiting the country at the time. (Colombo Gazette) US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal arrived in Sri Lanka today for talks with the Sri Lankan Government.Biswal had already visited Sri Lanka at least twice this year after the Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Alahaperuma said that over the past four months top US officials including Nisha Biswal, Samantha Power and Thomas Shannon visited Sri Lanka and had talks with the Government.“I the last four months there were six US officials who visited Sri Lanka. In the past six months so many US officials have not gone to any other country. Are they coming with a good intention,” he asked. Opposition Parliamentarian Dullas Alahaperuma said that while the Government says it is following a middle line in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, the reality does not seem to be the case.
‘Could be worse’ vs. ‘could be better’ as federal leaders spar over the economy NDP leader Tom Mulcair shakes hands with Conservative leader Stephen Haper as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau looks on during their introduction prior to the Globe and Mail hosted leaders’ debate in Calgary on Thursday, September 17, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick OTTAWA – It-could-be-worse squared off against it-could-be-better Thursday as the main federal party leaders took to an election debate stage in Calgary to lay out their economic visions — and try to break a three-way deadlock in the polls.Stephen Harper, looking to extend his Conservative government rule into a second decade, maintained that a stay-the-course, tax-cutting agenda with balanced federal budgets is the safe road to prosperity.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau animatedly countered that now’s the time for some national optimism and investment in the future — even if it comes at the expense of a balanced budget.Literally between them in a room at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair tried to split the difference, arguing it’s time to let a New Democrat government take the helm after a uniform Canadian history alternating between Grits and Tories in power — and to give Canadians a choice between Harper’s “snooze button” and Trudeau’s “panic button.”But it was Harper’s calm, phlegmatic approach, contrasted with Trudeau’s aggressive machine-gun jabs that set the dynamic for the sharp-elbowed, 90-minute exchange.The prime minister acknowledged several times that economic growth hasn’t been strong under his watch, but made the case that Canada has weathered international storms better than anyone else in the developed world.“It hasn’t been great because we are living in a terribly unstable global economy,” Harper said at one point.“I’ve never said things are great,” he added at another, before stressing Canada’s comparative global advantage.“Where would you rather have been but in Canada?” he asked. “Looking forward, where would you want to be but Canada?”Trudeau, who has been the subject of derisive Conservative advertising campaigns questioning his experience and competence since he was first elected Liberal leader in 2013, repeatedly talked over Harper to make his case that Canada’s moribund economy needs growth — and a Liberal government can help deliver it.The lone leader in the debate who is proposing to run deficits over the next three years, Trudeau challenged Harper by likening Canadians to homeowners taking on a mortgage or a renovation loan.With rock-bottom interest rates and slack in the economy, “If this isn’t the time to invest, what would be?” asked Trudeau.“This is the time to invest in the future of our country. Canadians know this. The only two people who don’t know this are the two gentlemen on this stage.”Harper responded that the Conservatives are doing exactly that, without raising taxes and while balancing the books.Just more of the same, argued Mulcair.“For the first time in our history, there is another choice,” said the former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister.He painted both the federal Liberals and Conservatives as cynical and scandal-prone.“I’m tired of watching successive Liberal and Conservative governments dump these massive ecological, economic and social debts on the backs of future generations,” said Mulcair, who says he won’t run deficits while investing in social programs, but will raise corporate income taxes.Green party Leader Elizabeth May, who was excluded from the debate, used Twitter to post a series of real-time video rebuttals and counterpoints.Her post mortem? The Big Three were “scripted and phoney,” and the debate quickly became “three guys yelling at each other.”The debate, sponsored by the Globe and Mail, was supposed to focus on the economy, Harper’s comfort zone, but at times veered into more swampy territory such as climate change and refugee policy.Both Mulcair and Trudeau attacked the Conservative leader over his government’s treatment of minorities and refugees, which prompted one of the most spirited exchanges of the evening.Harper accused the opposition parties of ignoring security concerns in their rush to embrace the Syrian refugee flood that has captured the world’s attention.“These guys would have had, in the last two weeks, us throwing open our borders and literally hundreds of thousands of people coming without any kind of security check or documentation. That would have been an enormous mistake,” said the prime minister, as Trudeau gamely interjected, “That’s not true, Mr. Harper.”“Mr. Harper plays to fears all the time,” Trudeau shot back. “Fears of others, fears of different communities. We have a prime minister who prefers to pander to fears. That’s not right, sir.”Mulcair then cited a Conservative policy stripping refugees of some health care benefits, a policy that’s being contested in courts.Harper asserted otherwise.“We do not offer them a better health plan than the ordinary Canadian can receive,” said the Conservative leader. “That’s something that most new and existing and old-stock Canadians agree with.”The inflammatory exchange sets the stage for more fireworks at a French-language leaders’ debate in Montreal next Thursday, followed by a foreign policy debate in Toronto the following Monday. by Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 17, 2015 9:20 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2015 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Facing an eight-point deficit, in one of the conference’s most hostile environments, it was a pair of freshmen that ignited a second-half comeback and gave the undefeated Buckeyes a 73-68 win against Illinois on Saturday. Freshman Jared Sullinger scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, both game-highs, despite giving up several inches to both of Illinois’ seven-foot-plus big men. But it was freshman Deshaun Thomas’ eight points off the bench, all of which came in a four-minute span in the second half, that sparked the Buckeyes to their 20th win of the season. After leading for most of the first half, OSU gave up a 7-0 Illinois run to end the first 20 minutes and the Illini led 34-33 at the break. Another Illinois run in the second half, this time 12-4, gave the Illini their biggest lead of the game, eight points, with just less than 12 minutes to go. But when Thomas entered the game, the Buckeyes came roaring back. Two free throws apiece from Sullinger and senior Jon Diebler and one from freshman Aaron Craft cut the lead to three. After a defensive stop, the never-shy Thomas took and made his first shot of the game, a 3-pointer, to tie the game at 50 with 9:30 remaining. Two more threes, one from Diebler and another from Thomas, completed a 14-0 run and gave the Buckeyes a six point lead, their first lead since late in the first half. After OSU held a steady lead for the next several minutes, a Demetri McCamey basket and a pair of Mike Tisdale free-throws cut the lead to four with less than a minute to go. Sullinger made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession to give the Buckeyes a four-point lead with 30 seconds to go. Tisdale then hit a 3-pointer, giving OSU the ball with 16 seconds to go and a one-point lead. The Illini fouled Craft after he caught the inbounds pass and the freshman knocked down both free throws to put the Buckeyes up three. On the ensuing Illinois possession, Diebler tipped a pass, forcing a crucial Illini turnover. Sullinger called a timeout after he recovered the loose ball on the floor and a pair of free throws from junior William Buford ended the suspense. Although several Buckeyes struggled from the field all afternoon — Buford and senior David Lighty were a combined 5-22 shooting the ball — OSU was as good as it has been all year from the free throw line. Led by Sullinger’s 13-of-15 effort, the Buckeyes shot a combined 24-of-27 from the stripe. Diebler scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Despite his shooting woes, Lighty finished with nine points, five rebounds and five assists. Saturday’s game was the first of a stretch of eight games that will see the Buckeyes play six teams currently ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. That stretch continues Tuesday at home against No. 14 Purdue.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBody believed to be that of missing Soesdyke labourer discovered at KurubrangJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”Miner killed after drunken argumentAugust 13, 2017In “Crime”UPDATE: Labourer’s employer, 2 others confess to gruesome Corentyne murder- PoliceOctober 6, 2017In “Crime” Patrick VyfhuisClose to three months after a partially decomposed body, believed to be that of Patrick Vyfhuis, was discovered in a mining camp, in Kuribrong, Region Eight (Potaro-Sipuruni), investigators are yet to determine the man’s identity.Baffled family members are still trying to cope with the news of Vyfhuis’ death.Odessia Spencer, the sister of the believed dead man said she is of the opinion that more ought to be done and noted that the family suspects his employers.Commander of ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations), Kevin Adonis told this publication that the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test is yet to be conducted as the man’s remains is housed at a mortuary in Georgetown.During a previous interview the now dead man’s employers Alvin and Rosetta Jaisingh, of Soesdyke, related to this publication that the man was mentally unstable.Rosetta Jaisingh explained that the man had left for the interior on July 11. She related that after he arrived at the mining camp he was acting strange and even told them that somebody wanted to kill him.Jaisingh recalled, “He went in with my husband and when he go in everything was okay. He cooked and so. After they reach in everything was good. The next day now he came to my husband and he tell him that look (names given) coming to kill meh. Me husband said he turn and tell him bai relax yourself nah. So he said the night now he keep running into the bush and wan run to the creek and so”.It was further related by her that other workers on the camp attempted to control the man’s alleged absurd behavior but failed.She said as a result of this, on July 15, they were about to escort the man to his home.“When he reach on the landing he start running up and down at all them shops. So they (ended up) getting him back into the cruiser and while going out now he messed his skin up so they stopped at a creek to wash off him because he can’t go in the vehicle like that. So when they stop now he run and gone in the bush,” Jaisingh said.According to her three other employees again chased the man but failed in their attempts to recapture him.A report she said was subsequently made to the Bartica and Mahdia Police Stations. The body she said was later discovered by a pork knocker some four miles away from the mining site.The now dead man’s sister rebutted these allegations and stated that her brother did not suffer from any mental illnesses. The family remains shattered and are still hoping for justice.The body, suspected to be that of Soesdyke villager, Vyfhuis was discovered on July 25, clad in a white T-shirt and grey jeans, along with a pair of blue sneakers.Vyfhuis’s body was reportedly found some four miles away from the camp site where he was employed, and was later identified by his employer.The man’s employers — of the said community from which Vyfhuis originated — are owners of a mining camp in the interior.
London Mining has entered into a conditional subscription agreement with Wits Basin Precious Minerals to become a joint venture partner for its iron ore projects in China. Under the subscription agreement it has agreed to subscribe $39.25 million for 50% of the shares in the joint venture company, China Global Mining Resources (BVI). It has also agreed to make a loan of $5.75 million to Wits Basin. The subscription and loan will be funded from London Mining’s existing cash resources. CGMR BVI has entered into certain escrow arrangements in China in respect of the acquisition of two Chinese companies: Xiaonanshan Mining Co (XNS) and Nanjing Sudan Mining Co. The two companies operate iron ore mining and processing operations near Maanshan in the Anhui and Jiangsu Provinces in China. It is a condition of completion of the acquisitions that CGMR will also be granted the right to acquire a further iron ore mining company, Maanshan Zhaoyuan Mining (Matang), which is owned by the sellers of XNS and Sudan. Cost reduction and expansion of the existing operations (targeting a run rate of 1.2 Mt/y production capacity during 2011), combined with a more focussed marketing strategy are expected to ensure operating margins remain strong despite the near term outlook for lower commodity prices. The close proximity to local steel mills of the mines enables premium pricing due to the low transportation costs.The completion of the subscription agreement with Wits Basin and the acquisition of XNS and Sudan are subject to certain closing conditions, including the receipt of business licences and permits relating to the transfer and the operation of the mining properties. It is anticipated that the acquisition of XNS and Sudan will complete by the end of the first quarter of this year. Christopher Brown, Managing Director of London Mining said “This joint venture with Wits Basin is of great strategic importance to us and it should help to regenerate interest in our company. We will be one of the first western companies to own a profitable iron ore mine in China, a country which is the largest importer of iron ore in the world. The concentrates are of good grade and we expect premium pricing compared to other exporting producers to China, due to the much shorter transport distances to local steel mills. This deal not only is expected to give us solid cash flows, but also to give our company access to market intelligence on what really is happening to iron ore markets in China, as well as further iron ore mining opportunities in the region.”
TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has said that the removal of two Roma children from their families is disturbing “at a number of levels” and said today that a number of questions arise from the two cases this week.Speaking at Leaders’ Questions this morning, Gilmore said he welcomed the fact that the children have been returned to their families and cautioned that “nobody should jump to conclusions” about what happened.“I’d like to know the nature of the complaints or information that was given to gardaí,” he said adding: “I’d like to know what was the immediate and serious threat to their safety which was considered to justify their removal.”The issue was raised by both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin this morning. Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy asked if the “extreme actions would be acceptable if the families involved were Irish nationals”.Gilmore said that people of particular ethnic background “clearly should not be given extra or special attention in respect of child safety matters” and said that every child in Ireland irrespective of ethnic, religious or any other background should enjoy the same rights. “People in this country irrespective of their background have a right to be treated equally,” he said.He also said that Children First Bill, which Troy said has been delayed for two years, will be published in this legislative session.Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said there is “a history and a legacy of the State confiscating children” and said it is not appropriate that the HSE and the gardaí are investigating themselves, calling for the Children’s Ombudsman in the first instance to carry out a probe into the case.Gilmore said it is important to get basic questions answered and then hear what the Children’s Ombudsman has to say.Independent TD Stephen Donnelly raised the issue of Ireland getting retrospective recapitalisation of its banks from the permanent eurozone bailout fund, and asked the Tánaiste to set out how much Ireland is looking for.Gilmore said he is not doing to disclose the country’s negotiating position but said “we are determined to get the best outcome for the Irish taxpayer” and said “we have some form in this area”, relating to the promissory note deal and the reduction in the interest paid on bailout loans.Donnelly pointed out that the interest rate reduction came on foot of a reduction given to Portugal and said that the promissory note deal had not changed anything.“We’re still going to pay the money,” the Wicklow TD said.Read: Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child casesShatter: Greece case may have had ‘some undue influence’ on Roma child removals
Moreland City Council in Melbourne has launched a new communication tool aimed at teaching water safety to newly arrived migrants and refuges. Last year more than 300 people drowned in Australia, raising the death toll for the seventh year in a row. While state and federal organisations are targeting children and the elderly, the water safety message has proven difficult to communicate to newly-arrived migrants, some of whom struggle with the English language.Believing education to be key to reducing water-related injuries and fatalities, the state government has produced the Water Safety CALD COM Storyboard; a resource that breaks through the language barrier.The State Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Nicholas Kotsiras, attended the launch of the storyboard on Tuesday, congratulating Moreland City Council on this “creative and vital initiative”. Mr Kotsiras said he hoped other councils and service providers would adopt the initiative as part of their approach to communicating with diverse communities throughout Victoria. “Tourists and new migrants are particularly vulnerable to water hazards and everyone needs to learn the safety precautions which many Australians take for granted,” Mr Kotsiras said.“Engaging with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities is a moral imperative when it concerns an issue of public safety so we are pleased to be launching this innovative communication tool that breaks through the language barrier.” The latest CALD COM Storyboard, Water Safety, appeals to non-English speaking people to enjoy the water but to do it responsibly and safely. “In Moreland almost half of our population speaks one of 132 different languages at home and it is almost impossible to translate the water safety message to everyone but this does exactly that,” Moreland Mayor Cr Oscar Yildiz said, adding, “it is alarming to see new migrants and refugees drown because of a lack of information so this is a way to reach them and let them know about the dangers of pools, beaches, rivers and lakes.” The CALD COM Storyboards is a Moreland Council initiative that takes essential everyday messages and translates them into a visual story. The Storyboards won State and National Multicultural awards and are recognised by State and Federal organisations as an innovative communications solution. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Internet-connected devices like cameras, thermostats, and even locks are being sold to us as a convenience. Unfortunately they’ve become a major convenience for criminals, too.This month, a massive DDoS attack was launched against security researcher Brian Krebs’ website. DDoS attacks aren’t always a big deal — sometimes they result in a bit of temporary sluggishness but don’t have any lasting effect. That wasn’t the case with the Krebs attack.The DDoS was so overwhelming — peaking at around 665Gbps — that his hosts at Akamai ultimately decided that they had to remove Krebs’ site from their servers. Krebs estimated that defending against the attack likely cost Akamai millions, and that it had started impacting their other customers.This week, that attack was dwarfed by a new one. Someone launched a DDoS attack against Minecraft servers hosted by French provider OVH, and whoever it was cranked the volume up to eleven. At its peak, OVH was seeing an insane 990Gbps flooding its servers.How did a botherder amass that kind of firepower? By enlisting the aid of more than 150,000 IoT devices, which was made possible because of the incredibly low bar that IoT device makers have set for security.Much of this hardware winds up connected to the Internet with outdated firmware that’s all too easy for an attacker to compromise. Most of them also still have default usernames and passwords set — obviously something that owners could and should change, but manufacturers can also force it as part of the setup process.Until something is done to dramatically improve IoT security, the legions of zombies will continue to grow… and it won’t be long before terabit attacks like the one launched against OVH are the norm.
Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket At age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.(God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or worse, a bit of rogue kibble—during a barefoot 3 a.m. wander.)Zing provides a modern twist on the humdrum night light: The multicolored smart device works individually to indicate mobile notifications and reduce blue light for better sleep. When used collectively, multiple lights learn and illuminate your nighttime path.Plus, users can tap into the Zing Locator service to track other Bluetooth devices in the home—a missing tablet or connected keys, perhaps.via KickstarterIn just five weeks, San Diego-based Team Zing has more than doubled its crowdfunding goal of $52,500, collecting nearly $125,000 from 1,115 backers.There are still five days to snag your own smart night light, available for $36 each. Homeowners can also buy a pack of three ($99), six ($180), or, for those mansion owners, ten lights for $270.“Zing is an energy-efficient LED night light with dusk-to-dawn light and motion sensors,” according to the campaign page. Powered by 12 full-color RGB+White LEDs, Zing lighting can be as soft or harsh as you’d like; individually controlled elements, meanwhile, allow for a full range of light effects, from cozy campfire to the Northern Lights.via KickstarterAll features are fully customizable via the companion mobile app; events and triggers can be assigned their own colors and effects.Light the way from the bedroom to the bathroom with a series of blue or green tints, red or yellow hues, pink or orange tones, each glowing lightly as motion is detected—”to help you navigate without blinding you.”Employing the pack mentality, a flock of Zings, over the course of seven to 10 days, automatically learn and predict your path.“Your midnight refrigerator run, your kid’s trip to the bathroom. Every Zing along your anticipated route will light up with a soft glow as soon as the first movement is detected,” the company said. “No more scary dark doorways and no need to reach for light switches.”Early-bird Zing shipments are expected later this year—perfect for lighting Santa’s way to the tree and stockings.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE issued the following on Friday. Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems The worldwide race to earn a spot in the WWE Global Cruiserweight Series is heating up, as U.K. independent promotion PROGRESS Wrestling has announced the participants in the qualifying matches they’re playing host to ahead of this summer’s tournament.On Sunday, April 24 in Camden Town, London, PROGRESS will present two matches with the incredible opportunity to compete in the GCS on the line. In the first qualifier, international star and technical wizard Zack Sabre Jr. will begin his journey in the GCS when he takes on up-and-coming highflier Flash Morgan Webster, who will surely be out to play spoiler and catapult himself into the spotlight. The second bout sees world-traveled grappler Jack Gallagher square off against the hard-hitting “Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne.The winners of these two matches will join the field of 32, along with the following competitors:-Rich Swann-Johnny Gargano-Tommaso Ciampa-Noam Dar-Akira Tozawa-Ho Ho Lun-Lince DoradoThese matches take place at PROGRESS Chapter 29: Practically PROGRESS in Every Way on Sunday, April 24 at 8 p.m. local time at the sold-out Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, London, England. Check back with WWE.com to find out which of PROGRESS’ grapplers will advance to the prestigious tournament. For more information on PROGRESS Wrestling, visit PROGRESSWrestling.com, and follow them on Twitter @ThisIs_Progress. 1 COMMENT They name their PPV that way? Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Facebook Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins FordOLoads Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Kurt Angle Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Cesaro Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Comments are closed. PROGRESS Wrestling’s Global Cruiserweight Series qualifying matches announced April 16, 2016 at 12:25 am Twitter
Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:57Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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That’s on top of the excellent value for money Huawei P30 Pro offers its consumers.Huawei P30 Pro is an all-rounder smartphone, with the best of hardware and software choices done right to make sure consumers get optimum user experience. Be it design, camera, battery or performance, Huawei P30 Pro knows how to impress.While I inch closer to completing my review of the P30 Pro, it’s unfair to give a special shout out to the phone’s impressive camera. After all, the company spent quite a lot of time talking about the P30 Pro’s camera and demonstrating some bold examples at the launch both in Paris and India. It’s time for a reality check.The Super Camera PhoneYou’ll see a lot of smartphone companies claiming their phone has the best camera. But Huawei’s claim comes closest to the reality. Dubbed by the company as the “super camera phone,” Huawei P30 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup at the back, featuring a 40-megapixel 1/1.7-inch SuperSpectrum Sensor with f/1.6 aperture (27mm) lens, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture (16mm) lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with an f/3.4 aperture (125mm) lens and Periscope zoom setup, and a Time-of-Flight (TOF) camera for better edge detection. 1/2 Huawei P30 ProIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextNow that’s a setup that is hard to compete with, but Huawei upped the game by using an all-new custom RYYB Sony IMX600 sensor, which promises better low-light performance. After testing the camera, I won’t be surprised to see other phone brands go with RYYB instead of RGGB sensor to excel in low-light photography.Other highlights of the P30 Pro include dual OIS, a flicker sensor, and an impressive 409,600 ISO. Finally, the unmatched zooming capability of the P30 Pro is something you’ve heard a lot already. The P30 pro can shoot 5x in optical, 10x in hybrid and results in both modes aren’t losing details. To blow your mind further, there’s up to 50x digital zoom support so you can shoot the moon without spending anything on extra gear.Enough words, check out some of the samples shot from Huawei P30 Pro that put the camera to test in challenging and different situations. 1/6 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Photo modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Photo modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Photo mode (shot from a moving vehicle to demonstrate auto focus)IBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Photo mode (shot from a moving vehicle to demonstrate auto focus)IBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Photo modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Photo modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextLet me show you how well the portrait mode works in different situations. 1/4 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Portrait mode in Monochrome mode Note: There’s no monochrome sensor in P30 ProIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Portrait mode (Bokeh created by normal mode with AI turned on)IBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Portrait mode in low-lightIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Portrait mode in low-lightIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextZooming in was never fun on a smartphone, but Huawei P30 Pro changed that. Check out some shots I took below to demonstrate up to 50x zoom on the P30 Pro. Swipe to see zoom results: 1/4 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom (1x sample)IBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom (5x sample) in low lightIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom (10x sample) in low lightIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom (50x sample) in low lightIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextHere’s another famous sample after a lot of scepticism. I was mind-blown by this. To be perfectly clear, the first photo of the black hole was not shot on the P30 Pro even though some popular memes suggest otherwise. But I sure did shoot the moon from the Earth using the P30 Pro. 1/5 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom 10x to shoot the moonIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom 20xIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom 30xIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom 40xIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Zoom 50xIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextWith Huawei P30 Pro, it’s also possible to get closer than close to the subject with Super Macro Mode. Let the Master AI do the switch to different modes whenever and wherever it deems necessary. See some more results here. 1/2 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Swipe right for super macro mode resultIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Swipe right for super macro mode resultIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNext 1/2 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Swipe right for super macro mode resultIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Swipe right for super macro mode resultIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextIf you keep hearing a new Pixel 3 challenger is in the market, it is Huawei P30 Pro. Check out some low-light samples that challenge the dominant leader. 1/2 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Low light photosIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: This particular image was shot without any light source in the close proximity.IBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextFinally, the P30 Pro is also quite capable of taking advantage of its ultra-wide angle lens to shoot your surroundings without having to take a step back. Here are a few more samples from the phone. 1/2 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Ultra wide angle shots Now swipe right to see what’s it like without ultra wide angle modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Normal shotIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNext 1/2 Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Ultra wide angle shots cover a massive area which is otherwise impossible. Swipe right to see a normal photo of the same sceneIBTimes India/Sami KhanHuawei P30 Pro camera samples: Normal 1x modeIBTimes India/Sami KhanPreviousNextIn case you’re wondering about selfies, Huawei P30 Pro packs a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 lens along with AI HDR+ that optimises selfies in different light conditions. Huawei P30 Pro camera samples: Selfie using front cameraIBTimes India/Sami KhanStay tuned for an in-depth review of Huawei P30 Pro soon.
iStockClassroom DesksMore than half of Texas public school students are in districts that don’t require teachers to be certified, according to state officials, due to a recent law giving schools more freedom on educational requirements. A 2015 law lets public schools access exemptions from requirements such as teacher certification, school start dates and class sizes — the same exemptions allowed for open enrollment charter schools. Using a District of Innovation plan, districts can create a comprehensive educational program and identify provisions under Texas law that would inhibit their goals.Data from the Texas Education Agency found that 604 rural and urban districts with innovation plans have received an exemption from teacher certification so far. Texas Association of School Boards spokesperson Dax Gonzalez said most of those districts are using the exemption so industry specialists — such as engineers, nurses and law enforcement officials — can offer hands-on learning to students in career and technology classes.But the move has some education experts worried that districts are laying the groundwork for having uncertified teachers handle core subjects like math, science and language arts, despite a promise not to do so. Although uncertified educators have been able to teach core classes through waivers and permits, those are approved on a case-by-case basis. Usually, in order to teach in Texas classrooms, candidates must obtain certification by earning a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, completing an educator preparation program, passing the appropriate teacher certification exams, being fingerprinted for a national criminal background check and submitting a state application.In Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, Tim Soto is one of eight uncertified teachers, all responsible for career and technology courses. The electronic technician was hired to teach classes on hands-on tool usage and safety and electrical field practices.This is Soto’s first year as a teacher, but he has worked for Harlingen CISD for 26 years as an apprentice electrician and a technology specialist. Soto, a college graduate, said he “jumped at the chance” to to give back to the district. And, he said, he’s received nothing but support from other teachers and his students’ parents in creating his curriculum.“I was nervous, but things just fell into place,” Soto said. “I’ve found that my years of experience are invaluable for students. Instead of having them just read out of a textbook, I can show them how to use the proper tools and help them avoid making mistakes as an apprentice.”But districts aren’t required to limit the exemption to only career and technology courses. The blanket certification exemption legally allows them to hire uncertified teachers for staple classes like Algebra I or Biology, and even for special education or early childhood classes.“We don’t want it to expand,” said Kate Kuhlmann, a lobbyist with the Association of Texas Professional Educators. “There are a lot of people that have great content knowledge, but it’s also really important they have a strong understanding of and training in what it means to be a teacher.”Because there are already avenues around teacher certification — such as waivers and permits that have to be accepted by TEA, the commissioner of education or the school board — a broader exemption should not be necessary, said Texas State Teachers Association spokesperson Clay Robison. Robison called the innovation plan exemption a way for districts to “cut corners” without the same accountability. Many states have responded to a national teacher shortage by allowing emergency-type hires, said Desiree Carver-Thomas, a research and policy associate with the Learning Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization based in California. More than 100,000 teachers were unqualified based on their state’s certification standards, according to data between 2015 and 2017, Carver-Thomas said.But Texas exemption standards are among the broadest nationally, Kuhlmann said. Many states just offer permits or waivers for districts that need to fill classrooms with uncertified teachers. And while states like Kansas and Alabama have innovation district models that offer a teacher certification exemption, Kuhlmann said they have built-in parameters for how many districts can qualify and what classes fall under the exemption.Still, receiving a response for case-by-case applications in Texas can take nearly a month, and there’s always the possibility of being rejected. And unlike the permit or waiver process, choosing exemptions under a District of Innovation plan involves community input, two-thirds buy-in from the district’s board of trustees and approval from a district-level decision-making committee, said Bruce Gearing, Dripping Springs ISD’s superintendent.Gearing said he doesn’t foresee his district hiring uncertified teachers outside of career and technical education. Even if that need arises, he said, the district would have to go through a public amendment process to change the implementation of the teacher certification exemption.“It’s about trust,” Gonzalez, the TASB spokesperson, said. “You either trust local school boards and administrations to go out and find the best teachers for students, or you don’t. And again, this exemption just allows a flexibility that charter schools already have.” Share
Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor is on the road to recovery and is “almost cancer free”, his elder brother, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor said Tuesday. Randhir Kapoor said the 66-year-old actor, who is currently undergoing treatment in New York, will be back home soon. “He is undergoing treatment, he is much better. He is almost cancer free. He will take some time to come back as he has to finish his course. He will be here in the next couple of months. Very soon,” Randhir said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis is the first time the Kapoor family has directly commented on Rishi Kapoor’s nature of illness, though the actor’s wife, Neetu Kapoor had hinted that he has been diagnosed with cancer in her New Year’s post. “Happy 2019… No resolutions only wishes this year! Less pollution, traffic! Hope in future cancer is only a zodiac sign! Good health,” she had shared on Instagram along with a picture with her family. Rishi Kapoor has been undergoing treatment in New York since September 2018 and even skipped the funeral of his mother.
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Any initiative by a Port, Terminal Operator, Tourism Board, Attraction, Tour Operator, Ships Agent – or even port association or government – now has a realistic opportunity of winning an award because the criteria by which awards entries are considered has changed.Now any action, any initiative that is considered deserving of recognition qualifies whether it is a port or destination – large or small. Or any action by those businesses that deliver services. Or initiatives by port associations or governments to enhance the cruise offer.Regardless of the number of cruise ship calls you simply need to demonstrate that you have introduced a worthy enhancement to the cruise product.The enhancement can cost virtually nothing due to a change in process or procedure – or it can result from a significant investment that has increased berthing capacity. Any activity that has resulted in an improvement or enhancement qualifies – these could relate to:Operating Procedures – standardisation, improvement, implementationShore excursion enhancements – new products targeting different consumer demographics, revisions of existing products, cruise line interaction, etc.Investment / Development Planning – facility development, cruise and port facilities, venues, PPP incentives, etc.Training & Development – consumer market, travel agent, stakeholders, etc.Marketing – boosting cruise line and/or destination level value through programmesMonitoring & Benchmarking – setting performance indicators for passenger and cruise line satisfactionIntroduction of technology, new processes, etc. to improve cruise tourismThis means that next year’s awards will be given for any action – large or small – by a port or destination, attraction or tour operator or ship agent, or port association or government initiative to attract cruise business.If you are a port or business new to the industry you are not exempt – you simply have to believe that you deserve recognition for what you have done to reach out to the cruise lines.Submissions will be considered by a panel of industry professionals prior to a final selection by a recognised cruise industry executive. All ports and destinations – and tour operators or port agents – port associations or governments that have been chosen as worthy of recognition will be named in the March 2019 edition of Cruise Insight alongside the winners.Please send your 200-300 word submission describing what you have done to deserve an award to email@example.com.Entries should be received by Friday 14 December 2018.The post Any activity – large or small – by a port or destination, attraction or tour operator, ports association or government can win a 2019 Award appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog
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No final decision has been taken yet on which municipalities will be merged as part of the drive for local government reform, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, as media reports suggested that the number of municipalities would be halved.“A techno-economic study is underway on reforming local government. Various scenarios are being examined, although there is nothing definitive at this moment and consultations with stakeholders are ongoing,” the ministry said in a statement.“The priority is to reposition the relationship between the central state and local government, and to reduce municipalities’ reliance on the central state, both administratively and financially.“Municipality mergers are not an end unto themselves,” it added.The ministry was reacting to press reports on a government bill now being formulated with the participation of the government, technical consultants and the various municipalities and communities.Daily Politis said it got a sneak peek of the draft bill, which provides for reducing the number of municipalities in the government-controlled areas from 30 to 15.The bill could still undergo amendments by the interior ministry itself, by the cabinet later on, or ultimately by parliament as well.Although the current proposal is understood to have the backing of ruling Disy and Diko, it’s said to be meeting with some resistance from local government party officials representing communities that do not wish to be merged with others.The core philosophy, sources told Politis, hinges less on reducing the number of municipalities and more on devolving to them services and jurisdictions currently held by the central government.In the Greater Nicosia area, the municipalities are to be cut from nine presently to four, with Strovolos and Aglandjia slated to be joined in one mega-municipality.Another cluster would comprise the Nicosia, Engomi and Ayios Dhometios municipalities; and Lakatamia with Tseri.In Limassol, similar mergers will bring the number of municipalities down from six to three. The municipalities of Limassol, Ayios Athanasios and Mesa Yitonia will be joined up.According to the same sources, for the Famagusta district the proposal envisages the fusion of Paralimni with Ayia Napa, creating a single tourist-oriented municipality.In the Larnaca district, Larnaca municipality is to be merged with Livadia and Dromolaxia-Meneou, and Aradippou with Athienou.Lastly in Paphos, Paphos municipality would be fused with Yeroskipou and a few neighbouring communities.Various municipalities and communities have openly opposed being joined up with neighbouring localities. Some entities, like Dherynia, who are financially robust are reluctant to merge with communities that are less so.You May LikeFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboola