Oppo K1 India launch on February 6, expected to be cheapest phone with in-display fingerprint sensor

first_imgOppo K1 India launch on February 6, expected to be cheapest phone with in-display fingerprint sensorOppo has confirmed that the Oppo K1 will be launched in India on Wednesday, February 6. The Oppo K1 is expected to fall under Rs 20,000, making it the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 11:10 IST HIGHLIGHTSOppo will launch the Oppo K1 mid-range smartphone in India on February 6The Oppo K1 brings an in-display fingerprint sensor and a waterdrop displayThe Oppo K1 is expected to be priced under Rs 20,000The Oppo K1 is coming to India on Wednesday, February 6. Oppo has confirmed the launch of the first-ever smartphone in the K series, and Flipkart has also set up a dedicated page for the Oppo K1 which means the phone will be available on the e-commerce site. The biggest highlight of the upcoming Oppo phone is that it is one of the most affordable phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Oppo K1 has been launched in China already, so pretty much everything is known about the device. It was announced with a starting price of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM, while the 6GB RAM variants costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). You can expect the India pricing of the Oppo K1 to fall in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment as well.Oppo’s upcoming mid-range smartphone will likely be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from this, the phone also highlights a powerful mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset and a waterdrop display and a 3D glass back.The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Teh Snapdragon 660 chipset is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and the phone is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery and sports dual cameras on the back. The camera system includes a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, the Oppo K1 gets a typical 25MP selfie camera for crisp and detailed selfies. The Oppo K series is set to be online-only, which would be a first for the company. We will know more about the pricing and availability on February 6 at 12pm.advertisementALSO READ | Oppo finally finds a way to hide selfie camera in smartphone displayALSO READ | Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soonGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Oppo K1last_img read more

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Highland Village Museum Holds Codfish Supper

first_imgHighland Village is getting ready for one of its most popular feasts for the senses. The museum, in Iona, Victoria Co., is holding its first cod fish supper of the season on Saturday, July 11, featuring salt cod, potatoes, and all the trimmings of a traditional Cape Breton codfish supper. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Tuning Room. The dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for a child’s plate. Hot dogs are available on request for $2. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to visit the historic buildings and Gaelic Nova Scotians who inhabit those buildings through the living history museum. For more information, call 902-725-2272, e-mail highlandvillage@gov.ns.ca, or visit www.visithighlandvillage.ca.last_img read more

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Spoiling for a fight combative mood in Mexico for Round 2 of

first_imgA second round of NAFTA negotiations gets underway Friday in a country that has long served as Donald Trump’s political whipping boy. Increasingly, there are indications Mexico is willing to whip back.After quietly, calmly working with Trump, the centrist governing party has declared a red line: if the president starts to withdraw from NAFTA as he’s threatening, the Enrique Pena Nieto government says it’s leaving the negotiating table.Its domestic critics want more.Trump’s unpopularity in Mexico practically defies the laws of political science. A Pew survey puts his support here just north of the margin of error for zero, with a mere five per cent of Mexicans expressing confidence in the U.S. president.With an election looming next year, lots of politicians are pining to counter-punch. That includes a famous left-wing lawmaker touted as a possible recruit for the new party that’s leading presidential polls.There’s a picture of revolutionary fighter Emiliano Zapata hanging on Dolores Padierna’s office wall. She lauds him as the hero of a generations-long, unfinished battle for labour rights and higher wages, which haven’t risen under NAFTA.The Senate leader of the old left-wing party, the PRD, would respond to Trump’s threats to pull out of NAFTA by pulling out first.“It’s an embarrassment,” Padierna said in an interview in Spanish.“When Donald Trump and (U.S. trade czar) Robert Lighthizer – or however you pronounce his name – mistreat, offend our country, we have a government that is very docile, that does not know how to defend the dignity and sovereignty of Mexico.”Padierna wants to see a NAFTA with stronger labour standards, unionization rights and worker mobility. But barring that, she says, she’d rather see Mexico plan for a future with new trading partners to take up some U.S. slack.The impulse to fight extends beyond leftist trade-skeptics.One Mexican diplomat referred to Trump as a “fool” and a “Nazi moron” on his personal Twitter page this week. A recent Mexican ambassador to China, Jorge Guajardo, tweeted this week, “People in (the) U.S. aren’t considering… how little political appetite there is in Mexico to partner (with) Trump’s U.S.A.”A plane filled with Mexican businessmen was grounded by bad weather this week while returning from the U.S. During the ensuing impromptu midnight dinner at a rain-soaked taco stand near Leon, Mex., talk turned to how best to handle Trump.“Respond with fire,” said one businessman. The other cupped his hands in a crude, universally recognized gesture, suggesting the Mexican government needed to grow some testosterone.Related stories:Canada urges calm in response to Trump’s NAFTA threats as talks continueIf Trump triggers a withdrawal from NAFTA, we walk: MexicoTrudeau promises unionized workers a NAFTA deal they can be proud ofOn Friday, American negotiators will see numerous unflattering Mexican newspaper headlines about their president. In the news this week are Trump’s NAFTA warnings, ramped-up deportations, pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and threatened government shutdown to fund his border wall.An opinion piece Wednesday in the regional newspaper in Leon was headlined: “Trump, Arpaio and dogs.” On Thursday, the national newspaper El Universal also ran a column on Arpaio, titled: “Exoneration of racism — another Trump policy.”One syndicated columnist suggested Trump was merely bluffing in threats to cancel NAFTA. But he wants Mexico to fight back.“The only way to unmask this bluff is to be ready to terminate,” Sergio Sarmiento wrote in his regular column. “Otherwise, the bully will impose his conditions.”One Mexico-watcher says the government has done well.Duncan Wood says Pena Nieto’s team has skillfully juggled various roles since Trump took office Jan. 20, staying constructive but firm. He cited a recent statement in which Mexico said it wouldn’t pay for a wall; described fighting drug-trafficking as a shared duty; said it would not negotiate NAFTA through the media; and offered neighbourly help for flood-stricken Texas.“The Mexican president and Mexican government have been very effective,” said Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at Washington, D.C.’s Wilson Center.“They’ve learned how to handle the inevitable tweet or inflammatory statement from the U.S. president…. The government is drawing red lines so that Mexico is respected. And it’s saying, ‘By the way, we’re here to help.’”As for the Mexican public, Wood summed up their attitude as: “‘Look, we’re not against the American people — we just don’t like Donald Trump. We’re not anti-American. We’re anti-Trump.’”As for the likely election winner, while surveys currently show the new left-wing Morena party, led by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in first place, Wood cites a variety of reasons why the polls are likely to tighten.He believes constructive dialogue can prevail, NAFTA can survive, and politicians can get elected here without bashing Trump.But lingering hostilities are making it more difficult, he said, for the current government to agree to a NAFTA deal, and get the necessary ratification votes in Congress: “It makes it a lot more complicated.”last_img read more

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Waning iPhone demand highlights consumer anxiety in China

first_imgBEIJING — Apple’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers jittery over an economic slump and the trade war with Washington.CEO Tim Cook told shareholders Wednesday that iPhone demand is waning, mainly in China. That makes the tech giant the latest global company grappling with Chinese consumer anxiety.Other brand names from Ford Motor Co. to jeweler Tiffany & Co. already have reported abrupt declines in sales to Chinese consumers.China’s 2018 economic growth is forecast at about 6.5 per cent. But China’s tariff fight with the U.S. and tumbling auto and real estate sales are undermining consumer confidence.The spending slump in the world’s second-largest economy is a blow to global industries from autos to designer clothing that are counting on China to drive revenue growth.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Top UN envoy urges halt to south Sudan fighting

24 February 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative in Sudan has called on all parties to immediately cease the fighting which erupted today in the southern town of Malakal, stressing the need to ensure the safety and security of civilians in the area. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi also called on all concerned to “act responsibly to resolve their differences,” according to a press statement issued by the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), which was set up to support the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of north-south civil war in Sudan. Mr. Qazi said it is particularly important for the military leadership of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) to ensure that the Joint Integrated Units (JIUs) – which are combined SAF and SPLA forces – fulfilled their function as integrated units working together to protect civilians. “UNMIS is actively engaged through the existing CPA mechanisms to bring about a quick and durable settlement of the confrontation in Malakal and to prevent any recurrence of such incidents,” the statement added.In his most recent report on Sudan, Mr. Ban warned that four years after the signing of the CPA, the overall security situation remains fragile and unpredictable as a 2011 referendum looms on whether the South should secede or remain united with the rest of the country. read more

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Islandwide powercut from today except in Colombo

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) announced a power-cut from today as a result of the breakdown of the Norochcholai coal power plant.According to the CEB the power-cut will be imposed island-wide, but not in Colombo. The electricity will be cut for one hour from between 8am and 6pm and for 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm.However the Power and Energy Ministry said that electricity will not be cut in hospitals around the country. (Colombo Gazette)

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Opinion How former Buckeyes are exceeding in the NFL

Dallas Cowboys rookie and former OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) leads the NFL in rushing yards with 799. Credit: Courtesy of TNSIt’s halfway through the NFL season, but former Ohio State Buckeyes have already asserted their NFL dominance. With half of the season still remaining, here are a few former Buckeyes who have been top performers around the league.Ezekiel Elliott has been as good a running back as anyone else in the NFL. As a rookie, Elliott is leading the league in rushing yards as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He has already reached 799 yards through seven games, and he still leads the league after he’s had a bye week. Playing behind the best offensive line in football, Elliot is on record pace. Many people believe he has a chance to break Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson’s record of 2,000-plus yards by a rookie, which would be an incredible feat.Malcolm Jenkins is poised for back-to-back pro bowl seasons, leading the new-look Eagles defense that has been performing at one of the highest levels in the NFL. Jenkins has been making key plays for Philadelphia all year thus far with a 66-yard pick six against Washington and a huge fumble recovery for a touchdown in a winning effort against Minnesota. Jenkins, a former cornerback, has made the switch to free safety and has been playing all over the field for the Eagles. He is a jack of all trades when they need him to be.A bright spot on a not-so-bright team is Carlos Hyde with the 49ers. He has racked up six touchdowns this year while carrying much of the load for the San Francisco offense. Hyde is one of the few backs in the league with multiple games of two touchdowns or more. As of now, he is on pace for a 1,100-yard season along with 16 touchdowns. Needless to say, his Pro Bowl level of play is something San Francisco fans can look forward to.An overlooked performer is Terrelle Pryor with the Cleveland Browns. It’s easy not to pay attention when his team hasn’t won once in eight weeks, but he really is talented. He is on pace for a more than 1,000 receiving yards this season, which is not bad for a former quarterback making the switch to receiver. With a key touchdown over Josh Norman, one of the league’s premier corners, Pryor showed his ability to perform against good competition. In an outing against the Tennessee Titans, he had 75 yards receiving to pair with two touchdowns. A possible Pro Bowl selection, Pryor is making sure his name is heard throughout the league.Arguably the most impactful player for their respective team is Joey Bosa of the San Diego Chargers. He has been an absolute monster this year and has played only three games. Through three games, he has four sacks, 11 tackles and a safety. For a rookie to dominate at the line of scrimmage this early in his career is an exciting sign for Chargers fans. As of now, he is on pace for 16 sacks in 12 games. As the third overall pick in this year’s draft, Bosa has lived up to every ounce of the hype to this point and Chargers fans can finally rejoice after his contract holdout.The Buckeyes’ early success in the NFL is a true testament to Urban Meyer’s ability to develop his players. After their record year of 14 NFL draft picks, former Buckeyes have not let their foot off the gas. With many exciting Buckeyes around the league, the future looks very promising. read more

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Taunts and lies Why the Adrian Donohoe case is a personal mission

first_img‘Taunts and lies’: Why the Adrian Donohoe case is a personal mission for gardaí Killed in the line of duty, Adrian Donohoe’s colleagues have vowed not to rest until his killers are brought to justice. http://jrnl.ie/3216664 Feb 4th 2017, 7:10 AM Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 7:10 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Archive/PA Images United in grief: Thousands attend the funeral of Adrian Donohoe in 2013. Source: Niall Carson/PAChief Superintendent Seán Ward said on Wednesday the force was “engaged with and working closely” with police forces in the United States and continental Europe, as well as the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in relation to the investigation.“Of course there is a transnational aspect to it,” he said. “I’m not going to go into the details of it, but the co-operation we are receiving from those police forces outside our own jurisdiction is excellent and is contributing to the investigation greatly.“Wherever they are, I can assure you we will find them, track them down and bring them back here. This is a highly complex investigation and it is important that we make sure we have every single detail right.”Over the last four years, investigating officers have carried over 5,600 individual enquiries, taken over 2,500 witness statements and examined in excess of 20,000 hours of CCTV footage.Most of the suspected killers are in the United States working in the construction industry. They switch their time between states in a bid to keep the US authorities from knowing their location. However, in recent days there has been attempts to bring the suspected triggerman back to the State. Detective Garda Adrian DonohoeOne man remains on the island of Ireland, moving between the North and the Republic, robbing high-end cars to order, masterminding armed robberies north of the border and running small amounts of drugs back across the border and into Louth.Detectives for the gardaí and PSNI are aware of this man’s link to Detective Garda Donohoe’s murder and both police forces are actively keeping him under surveillance.As things stand, senior officers are biding their time before requesting the deportation orders of at least three people from the United States.For many in the Louth division, they feel it is a case of ‘when and not if’ for those they believe to be behind the murder of one of their own.Read: Snapchat seeking $3 billion as it plans to sell shares on stock market >Read: Trump advisor justifies travel ban with ‘Bowling Green massacre’ – which never happened > Share103 Tweet Email center_img 32 Comments 18,947 Views Image: PA Archive/PA Images DETECTIVES KNOW WHO killed Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in 2013 but the five-man gang has evaded justice for four years.The senior officer was shot dead at the Lordship credit union near Bellurgan, Louth, as he responded to an armed raid at the premises.His killers have never been brought to justice, although gardaí and foreign-based police departments know their identities. The gang of five involved in the attack escaped the scene with just €4,000.Marking the anniversary of the killing last week, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan described his death as a “brutal and senseless murder”.But it is the fact that these five men are living their lives, moving countries, having children and settling down which is infuriating officers nationwide, especially within the Louth division. For many members, getting justice for their colleague is something they will never stop fighting for.For many lead investigators on the case, it has become somewhat of a personal mission to see these men imprisoned for murdering Detective Garda Donohoe.Senior sources have told TheJournal.ie how suspects have laughed in the faces of officers, knowing there was no evidence which could be used against them.To this day, gardaí are reliant on one person with crucial information to come forward and to do what’s right. Short URL By Garreth MacNameelast_img read more

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Electricity rates climb by 9 per cent

first_imgPower rates are going up by about 9 percent for most consumers, applying retroactively from January 1, as the Energy Ministry has decided on the first installment of rate hikes that Public Power Corporation (PPC) has asked for and the country’s creditors have insisted on.The Ministry announced on Sunday that the average total increase amounts to 8.6 to 9.2 percent for most households, while for commercial, agricultural and industrial consumers the increase amounts to 10-15 percent.That means that for most households the power bill will go up by about four to five euros per month.The January increase on electricity rates amounts to 3 percent, but the burden on power bills will be around 9 percent due to the increase in charges for pollutants, that are now passed on from electricity producers to consumers, and to the rise in the levy for renewable energy sources’ development.At the same time the government is expanding the application of the so-called social rates, meant to offer a discount to special groups in society. The social rate will now secure more consumers a 42 percent discount on regular prices.Further rate hikes are expected on May 1 and on July 1. July will also see the full liberalization of the electricity industry. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Cas rarissime un serpent à 2 têtes sexpose en Ukraine

first_imgCas rarissime : un serpent à 2 têtes s’expose en UkraineLe directeur d’un zoo ukrainien a annoncé mercredi 13 juillet qu’il allait exposer un serpent roi de Californie bien vivant, présentant une anomalie rarissime : il possède 2 têtes… qui ne sont pas toujours d’accord sur la direction à prendre.”C’est un cas rarissime. Il s’agit de l’unique exemplaire [de ce type] vivant en Europe. Parfois, une tête veut bouger dans un sens et l’autre, dans le sens opposé. C’est très intéressant de les observer !…”, explique Oleg Zoubkov, directeur du zoo de Skazka, situé à Yalta, dans le sud de l’Ukraine. La vedette de son établissement, durant les deux mois à venir, sera en effet un serpent roi de Californie (Lampropeltis getula californiae) possédant… deux têtes.À lire aussiUn anaconda avale une énorme proie devant les camérasAlbinos, long d’environ 60 centimètres et âgé de trois ans, le reptile a été loué à son propriétaire en Allemagne. Si la plupart des serpents présentant une telle anomalie à la naissance ne sont pas viables, celui-ci semble se porter plutôt bien, avec une tête principale et une tête secondaire, qui agissent indépendamment l’une de l’autre. De la famille des Colubridae comme tous les serpents roi, celui de Californie est l’un des plus répandus en captivité du moins, lorsqu’il ne possède qu’une seule tête.    Découvrez ce spécimen rarissime de serpent à deux têtes en vidéo sur Maxisciences Le 15 juillet 2011 à 11:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Titan Comics Doctor Who Crossover Continues With Family Affair

first_imgStay on target Nearing the end of Titan’s epic Doctor Who comic crossover event, part six (of eight) kicks off with a family reunion … of sorts.Struggling to escape the clutches of UNIT’s Kate Lethbridge-Stewart and Petronella Osgood—zombified and fizzing with anti-energy—the Twelfth Doctor, his daughter Jenny, Bill, and Nardole burst through the TARDIS doors.But something is different…Oh, yeah—they’re standing in the Tenth Doctor’s ship, with Cindy Wu and Gabby Gonzalez and a whole lot of questions. Starting with: What is this white hole we’re trying to avoid?Keep up, will you?“The Lost Dimension: Part 6” covers (via Titan Comics)Despite the Doctors’ efforts, pockets of “bizarre white energy” have already erupted across the globe, turning men, women, and children into infection-spreading puppets with one target: the Doctor.Written by George Mann, with art from Rachael Stott and Marcelo Salaza, “The Lost Dimension: The Twelfth Doctor” made me squeal with delight more than once.Rich with Doctor-isms and overflowing with kick-ass women (and Nardole), the antepenultimate comic moves fast and leaves readers wanting more. So much more.Stay tuned next week for parts seven (“Special #2”) and eight (“Omega: The Grand Finale”).Part four of “Vortex Butterflies” (via Titan Comics)In the meantime, find out whether the Tenth Doctor and his new companion, a radiant core monitor named Marcie, can save his friends, or if Cindy and Gabby have seen the last of their Time Lord mate.“Time isn’t a straight line. It’s as erratic as the path a butterfly takes,” the Doctor explains. “It seems to move in every direction at once—every dimension. Up, down, backwards, and sideways. And somehow, always towards something.“Reminds me something one of your lot said to me once, someone very wise,” he continues, quoting Sarah Jane Smith: “The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness, or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship, everything has its time, and everything ends.”The conclusion of Nick Abadzis’s “Vortex Butterflies” (which continues in November’s “The Good Companion”) is on sale now for $3.99. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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Report Courtois tells Sarri he wants Chelsea exit

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has now confirmed to new head coach Maurizio Sarri that he intends to leave the club this summer, reports ESPNPreviously Sarri admitted that he would not stand in Courtois’ way if he did indeed want an exit from Stamford Bridge and now it appears that the Belgian has taken a big step forward in sealing his long-awaited exit from the Premier League after holding talks with the Chelsea manager over his plans.The 26-year-old is longing to join Real Madrid this summer and be reunited with his young family at the Spanish capital and it appears now that Los Blancos will finally get their man.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.But with just three days of the English transfer window remaining, Courtois faces an anxious wait with Chelsea having put the talks with Real Madrid on hold last week until they could find a suitable replacement.Should the move go through for 2018 Golden Glove World Cup winner, then the next thing to resolve at Real will be the future of Keylor Navas.The Costa Rican shot-stopper has previously stated his intention to remain with the Champions League holders but a spot on the bench for next season may force him to reconsider his options.last_img read more

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Surveillance video captures 7Eleven robbery

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects who robbed a 7-Eleven in Fort Lauderdale.Officials said it happened in early August, at a store located near Southwest 14th Court and West McNab Road.Surveillance video captured one of the men pulling out a gun and demanding cash while the other reached for the cash register.If you have any information on this crime, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday Jan 24 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Alaska’s US senators veer apart on shutdown votesLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Two competing bills to end the partial government shutdown both fizzled. Alaska’s senators took different tacks.Shutdown puts strain on some Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizationsRenee Gross, KBBI – HomerSome Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations are dipping into reserves in order to pay for services that the federal government usually covers.Dunleavy appointee accused of lying about his credentialsRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauDepartment of Administration Commissioner-designee John Quick’s resume contains factual inaccuracies.Dunleavy appoints marijuana critic to pot boardAssociated PressA woman involved in a failed ban on marijuana operations in Fairbanks has been appointed to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry.State trooper charged with illegal use of computerCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAn Alaska State Trooper serving on active duty with the Alaska National Guard has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of illegal use of a computer.Sitka police chief asks assembly to raise officer salaries in response to turnoverKatherine Rose, KCAW – SitkaConcerns over a hostile workplace culture surfaced Tuesday night, during a presentation to the Sitka Assembly calling for higher police wages.Alaska notifies 87,000 people after computer security breachAssociated PressAlaska officials say about 87,000 letters were sent to those possibly affected by a computer security breach at the state Division of Public Assistance last year.Federal court employees to work without pay if shutdown extends to FebruaryMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauU.S. Courts say they have enough money to continue operating until Jan. 31. But after that, court employees and federal public defenders will be working without pay.Sea lion bites fisherman’s leg in Southwest AlaskaAssociated PressA sea lion bit a fisherman on his leg in a harbor in southwest Alaska, marking a fishing town’s third attack in two years by the marine mammals.Cordova’s Ice Worm festival to commence this weekendShahmeer Azmat, KCHU – ValdezThe City of Cordova is gearing up for one of its biggest festivals celebrating one of its tiniest residents. The 59th annual Iceworm Festival is a week-long community event, from January 26 through February 2, aiming to lift the winter blues.Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate Theophany on icy KuskokwimJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauRussian Orthodox parishioners gathered in Bethel Jan. 19 to observe the Russian Orthodox holy day of Theophany.last_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra leaves for Cannes 2019 in style Photos

first_imgPriyanka Chopra leaves for Cannes 2019 from NYC.InstagramAfter catching eyeballs at the MET Gala 2019 with her Camp attire, actress-singer Priyanka Chopra departed for France from New York City to attend the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The actress was spotted at the NYC airport dressed stylishly earlier today in pinstriped formal pants, a Supreme T-shirt and an overcoat. She complimented it with dark shades and black formal heeled shoes, with a black purse and stylish silver luggage.This will be Priyanka Chopra’s first ever Cannes Film Festival appearance, and all eyes will be on her to see what she wears on the red carpet. Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor as also Mallika Sherawat have regularly made appearances on the Cannes red carpet.Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadda and many more have visited the festival for a film or a brand appearance. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nandita Das have also served on the jury of the prestigious festival.The Indian beauties at Cannes 2019 will be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Diana Penty, Mallika Sherawat, Huma Qureshi, Hina Khan and Taranjit Kaur. After enthralling fans with her look at MET Gala 2019 in keeping with the Camp theme, it will be interesting to see what style game Priyanka Chopra brings to the Cannes red carpet – that too, for her first appearance. It looks like Priyanka Chopra is here to stay!The 72nd Cannes Film Festival began on May 14 and will go on till May 25. The 2019 Cannes red carpet dazzled with Hollywood stars on the opening day.Take a look at Priyanka Chopra’s smart airport look, as she leaves for Cannes 2019 from the JFK Airport.last_img read more

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Stacey Abrams to Give Democrats Response to State of Union

first_imgBy LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the rising political star who marshaled the power of black women voters but narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, congressional Democrats said Tuesday.The choice elevates Abrams in Democratic politics as the party looks to keep core supporters, such as black women who anchor the base, energized ahead of the 2020 congressional and presidential elections. It also sets up an implicit contrast with Trump, who has a history of questioning the intellect and integrity of nonwhite politicians.In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer says Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)“She is just a great spokesperson. She is an incredible leader. She has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who, along with other Democrats, is urging Abrams to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue, one of Trump’s most outspoken allies on Capitol Hill. “She knows what working people, the middle class, go through.”For her part, Abrams said in a statement that she intends to “deliver a vision for prosperity and equality, where everyone in our nation has a voice and where each of those voices is heard.”Abrams narrowly lost the governor’s race to Republican Brian Kemp after a protracted challenge over blocked votes. A group backed by Abrams filed a federal lawsuit this month saying Georgia deprived many low-income people and minorities of their voting rights with Kemp, then secretary of state, overseeing the 2018 election.The Democrats’ selection of Abrams is intended as a visual and philosophical counter to Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 5 in the House, which Democrats control. Trump has a history of making inflammatory remarks about black and brown Americans, as well as Muslims and immigrants. He’s questioned the intellect of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, now chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. He’s referred to black Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum as “a thief” because of an undercover FBI investigation into his acceptance of Broadway tickets.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat and former member of the House, will deliver the Spanish-language response to the State of the Union, according to Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Abrams’ travel and meeting schedule in recent weeks shows how hotly Democrats have pursued her as their top choice for the Georgia Senate seat.She’s been inundated with calls from Democratic Party leaders, including Schumer, Pelosi and House campaign chief Catherine Cortez Masto. Abrams also met privately with presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Democratic House members from her state.Party officials see an Abrams candidacy as a promising scenario in 2020. Enthusiasm around her Senate run could drive up turnout that would also benefit a Democratic presidential candidate in the state, while the money that a White House campaign would bring to Georgia would also help Abrams.Abrams has started a voting rights advocacy group but is also considering her own political future and looking to help other Democrats. She is expected to make a decision about the Senate race in coming months.The State of the Union response often serves as an audition of sorts for ambitious political figures looking to raise their profiles. But it’s also frequently a thankless task, with brutal reviews. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s lunge for a water bottle became a meme after his response in 2013. Then-Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, was panned for being dull in 2009. In 1996, then-Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole gave a less-than-boffo performance that was widely criticized for its delivery and for the lighting.___Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace, writers Bill Barrow and Errin Haines Whack, and researcher Jennifer Farrar contributed to this report.___Follow Kellman on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/APLaurieKellmanlast_img read more

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Proposed Particle Help Explains Odd Galactic Photons

first_img Explore further Citation: Proposed Particle Help Explains Odd Galactic Photons (2008, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-07-particle-odd-galactic-photons.html In 2002, a satellite called INTEGRAL was launched by the European Space Agency with an instrument on board to detect and measure gamma rays from space. Four years later, it yielded some intriguing data: An unusually high number of gamma-ray photons from the galactic center carried the same energy—a particular, significant energy—and nobody could figure out why. The energy is 511 keV (kilo electron volts), and it happens to be the exact rest-mass energy of the positron, the electron anti-particle, which emits a 511 keV photon when it annihilates with an electron. The gamma rays, then, are a telltale sign of positrons in the galactic center. Where those positrons come from, however, is not so clear.At one point, scientists thought the positrons might originate as electron-positron pairs often referred to as positronium, an “element” that exists for a very short time before the electron and positron annihilate. For positronium to be the source of the gamma rays, there would have to be lots of it, but the usual positron sources, such as black holes and supernovae, don’t emit enough of them.”Theorists have thought that the 511 keV line might be from dark matter annihilation located at the center of our galaxy, but all the well known standard dark-matter candidates, such as the lightest super-particle, could not fit the data,” said astrophysicist Seong Chan Park to PhysOrg.com.Park and colleagues Ji-Haeng Huh, Jihn E. Kim, and Jong-Chul Park are researchers at Seoul National University in Korea, and the group recently proposed an explanation that involves a new particle.The group suggests that the positrons come from a “millicharged fermion,” a very lightweight particle with a tiny electric charge. The suggestion isn’t groundbreaking, as many physicists think that there may be some new physics—a new particle, specifically—underlying the gamma-ray production.”Most preferred interpretations of the 511 keV gamma rays involve the introduction of new particles, and a millicharged fermion has been proposed before, as far back as 20 years ago, as a dark-matter candidate.” said Park. “But in this work we have handled the urgent problem of interpreting the 511 keV anomaly using millicharge fermions, within certain physical constraints.”The proposed particle can produce positrons, which would emit 511 keV gamma-ray photons by decaying into positrons and electrons, which would annihilate and emit the photons. Alternatively, it could annihilate with its own antiparticle to yield an electron and positron that would then annihilate.The millicharged fermion, if it exists, would have escaped detection at collider experiments because its electric charge is so minute, say Park and his colleagues. They also suggest the particle as a dark-matter candidate, possibly making up 10 percent of the dark matter in the universe.”In the beginning, we worried if the idea of ‘millicharged’ dark matter might be inconsistent with any existing experimental data,” says Park. “As it turns out, that it is not the case and there is room to fit all of them, which is interesting.”This research is described in the June 3, 2008, online edition of Physical Review D.Citation: Phys. Rev. D 77, 123503 (2008)Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img Integral discovers the galaxy’s antimatter cloud is lopsided 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.last_img read more

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agentsappointmentsaptsales

first_imgagentsappointmentsaptsales APT Travel Group has recruited and promoted in a shake-up of its sales team, including the appointment of Scott Ellis to the newly-created role of ATG National Sales Manager. Ellis has been with the company for 14 years in various roles including VIC/TAS/SA State Manager, and will work closely with State Managers and the on-road Sales Team in his new role to maximise conversions for agents by leveraging the ATG platform of brands. Jo Ellies, State Manager WA, has expanded her role and is now also responsible for leading the SA/NT region and team, following long term success in WA. Susan Haberle’s role has also been expanded and she is now Head of Sales for Australasia, leading the Australia and New Zealand Sales team, managing trade partnerships and sales strategy. Jacinta Crisp has been promoted to State Manager VIC/TAS having been with ATG as BDM for the last three years, and Kieran Healy joins the team as the new inside Sales Manager after nine years at Rail Plus as their reservations and operations manager. Healy will be starting alongside the team’s new SalesCommunications Executive, Jordan Fransz who joins from RAC WA. The Travelmarvel National Sales role responsibilities have been integrated into this new structure and, following this change, Susie Coughlin has decided to move on from the company. “We thank Susie for her great contribution during her 26 years with ATG and wish her every success in the future,” said Debra Fox, APT Chief Operating Officer. “The new structure and roles will allow us to continue to evolve and invest in our trade partnerships and agents, bringing together the ATG brands to provide ongoing success for all stakeholders. We are excited to welcome our newcomers and congratulate those moving into new positions.” Kieran Healy, Inside Sales Manager; Rowena Fallon, NSW State Manager; Aaron Christian, Groups and Channel Sales Manager; Karen Newbury, QLD Sales Manager; Scott Ellis, National Sales Manager; Jo Ellies, WA/SA/NT State Manager; Susan Haberle, Head of Sales Australasialast_img read more

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Neflix will debut new Cloverfield film after Sup

first_imgNeflix will debut new ‘Cloverfield’ film after Super Bowl by The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2018 6:12 am PDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Netflix has dropped a surprise on Super Bowl viewers — a new “Cloverfield” film will be released after Sunday’s game.The streaming service debuted a trailer for “The Cloverfield Paradox” during Super Bowl 52. It mixed footage from the first film, a surprise hit in 2008, with clips from the new film from director Julius Onah.“Cloverfield” featured a monster attacking New York through the recordings of a group of friends trying to survive the chaos. Sunday’s trailer promised viewers would “find out why” the monsters attacked. It shows a group of astronauts encountering problems with an experimental technology.The film is produced by J.J. Abrams, who produced the original and a related 2016 film, “10 Cloverfield Lane.”center_img This image released by Netflix shows a scene from “The Cloverfield Paradox,” a film that will be released on Netflix immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. (Netflix via AP) last_img read more

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