first_imgAfter a four-year break, Madhavan returned to silver screen with the super hit Irudhi Suttru in 2016. He then went on to deliver another blockbuster titled Vikram Vedha.Currently, the actor is busy with a handful of projects in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.According to the latest report, Madhavan will work on an untitled biopic based on the life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. National Award-winning filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan will be directing this film in Tamil, English and Hindi.In an interview to an entertainment website, director Ananth said, “I heard about the ISRO spy case and how Nambi Narayanan, who was charged with espionage, fought to prove his innocence. When I met this gentleman, I learned the whole story behind his life. Unfortunately, it was the spy case that brought him to limelight whereas he should have been known for a much better reason.”Ananth further added that he will treat the biopic as an international film.”For a film like this, we cannot think of an actor who is not educated or aware. The actor should not only be in tune with just politics and general awareness but science itself. And Madhavan is an electronics engineer, and he knows science and what rockets are. He also had a stint in Indian Air Force training. I think Madhavan is the only Indian actor qualified to do this part because he is a thinking actor who is also well-read.”Madhavan is expected to sport three different looks in the film.”His character starts as 27-year-old Nambi Narayanan in Princeton and goes on till he is 70. So we are shooting the film in three stages: first in his early thirties to mid-forties, next from mid-forties to late fifties – that’s when the spy case actually happens and finally in his seventies, where he recalls everything. He has to undergo the transformations for each phase. He is going to do all by himself,” the director revealed.advertisementThe untitled film will go on floors in a month or two. The film will have English portions shot in Princeton and Russia, and Tamil portions in Sriharikota.ALSO SEE | Madhavan’s transformation for Maara will make you go weak in the kneesALSO WATCH | Hype about Tanu Weds Manu frightens us: Kangna and Madhavanlast_img read more

first_imgSo far we have heard a lot about the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. The company itself has confirmed the phone. Rumours suggest that the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone will launch in China as the Redmi Pro 2 by the end of June. In India, this phone is expected to come as the Poco F2. Notably, these are just rumours and must be taken with a pinch of salt. Ahead of the launch, a lot has been talked about the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. Now a new teaser confirms some official details about the Redmi phone.It is for the first ever time that Xiaomi has officially teased the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. The phone has been teased on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, via a video. The teaser confirms that the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone will come with a pop-up selfie camera, as some rumours also suggest. To recall, several rumours have previously suggested that this Redmi phone will come with pop-up selfie camera, while some other rumours said that the phone may include punchhole display like the S10 series of phones. But with the new official teaser the company has confirmed the pop-up selfie camera for the Redmi flagship.The teaser video shows some clips of the Avengers: Endgame movie with the newly released Redmi phone in between the video. At the end of the video, we can see a Redmi phone with notch-less design. The phone appears with a pop-up selfie camera on the top edge. Alongside the pop-up camera, Redmi phone there appears the terms “flagship”. The teaser doesn’t reveal the name of the phone but rumours suggest it could be called the Redmi Pro 2 in China and Poco F2 in India.advertisementAlthough the teaser didn’t reveal the name of the phone it clearly hints at the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. Last week the compete specs sheet of the Redmi flagship was leaked. The specs sheet revealed that the Redmi phone will come with a 6.39-inch all screen display, no notch, 32MP pop-up selfie camera, three rear cameras, Snapdragon 855, up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.On the rear panel the Redmi flagship is expected to sport a 48 megapixel primary sensor + 8-megapixel secondary sensor + third is the 13- megapixel sensor for depth sensing. Previously the Redmi GM Lu Weibing confirmed that the Redmi flagship will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both Weibing and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun were also spotted holding the Redmi flagship. In both the pictures the phone appears in red. There could be other colour variants too.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10e available at Rs 46,900, is it worth buying nowALSO READ | Govt asks WhatsApp the steps it is taking to stop the spread of child abuse videoslast_img read more

first_imgUEFA Champions League Refreshed Iniesta ‘feeling good’ after classy Champions League display Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 06:58 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Andres Iniesta - cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Barcelona Barcelona v Juventus Juventus After being restricted to his fewest La Liga appearances in over 10 years last term, the Barca legend has rediscovered full form and fitness. Fit-again Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is back to “feeling good” after overcoming a recent thigh complaint to star in Tuesday’s impressive 3-0 win over Juventus.Iniesta completed 83 minutes and looked back to his best against last season’s Champions League finalists, supplying the assist for Lionel Messi’s second as the home side began Group D on a winning note.Barcelona 6/1 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The veteran playmaker has re-established his place as an important cog under new boss Ernesto Valverde following a campaign blighted by niggling injuries last season.Iniesta, who started in both of Spain’s World Cup qualifiers over the international break, made just 23 league appearances under Luis Enrique last term, his lowest tally since breaking into the starting XI in 2004-05.”I am happy to have started the competition with a win and feeling good against an always tough opponent,” said Iniesta in quotes tweeted by Barca.He added to TV3: “With Luis Enrique, the way he had to manage it was shared.”The coach always wants what is best for the club. The important thing is to train well and to have no setback.” Iniesta: “I am happy to have started the competition with a win and feeling good against an always tough opponent” #BarçaJuve pic.twitter.com/euHdNwxXU0— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 12, 2017Barca’s next Champions League assignment is a trip to Portuguese heavyweights Sporting, who beat Olympiacos 3-2 on Tuesday.Valverde’s side will first attempt to keep their unbeaten start to the La Liga season alive when they visit Getafe on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: With rise in the number of outbound travellers, a survey has revealed that 60 percent are more comfortable with Indian food during their international trip. While 30 percent are fine trying out all cuisines 83 percent of travellers had to miss a meal during international trip due to non availability of Indian Food, according to MakeMyTrip’s Outbound Travel Survey 2019. The survey is based on a four pronged online survey that was conducted by MakeMyTrip in January that included more than 1,200 respondents who had booked international travel recently on the platform. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepFurther, the survey revealed that on an average Indian spend Rs 25,000 per person on shopping while on an international trip, with 17 percent of them spending over Rs 50,000 and 27 percent spending up to Rs 10,000. About 45 percent respondents said they have at least once passed off a gift purchased in India as one brought from their overseas trip. Indians usually prefer buying chocolates (49 percent), followed by fashion apparel and accessories (17 percent) in their international trips, it added. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsMeanwhile, 32 percent parents, with young kids less than 5 years, said they have travelled overseas leaving their kids with family members back in India. According to the survey, beach destinations continue to be the the most preferred international destination by 71 percent Indian travellers. About 50 percent respondents sometimes add check-ins on social media to let their friends know they are travelling while 80 percent do it at the originating airport. While 69 percent of the travellers sometimes post photos of their international travel on social media, it added. Vipul Prakash, Chief Operating Officer, MakeMyTrip said, “With the rise in disposable incomes and ease of planning and booking travel online, the number of Indians travelling overseas is growing phenomenally. Interestingly, a large chunk of this growth is coming from travellers in tier II-III cities.” It revealed that one third travellers prefer to stay at 4-5 star hotels, 44 percent prefer to stay at mid-range and 13 percent prefer to stay at alternate accommodations. About 70 percent respondents feel very uncomfortable drinking tap water as done in many countries, during the international trip. It found that 51 Indian prefer staying at the City Center and 26 percent closer to the transit hubs. Toilet paper instead of water in the toilets (52 percent) is the most irritating thing for Indians travelling abroad followed by different power sockets (39 percent) and non-availability of Indian Food (36 percent), it added. Toiletries, grooming kit followed by stationery and shoe care kit are the top items that travellers carry along with them while checking out of the hotels, the survey revealed.last_img read more

Rabat – The two female minors arrested in Marrakesh on charges of “homosexuality” last week have been afforded a temporary release, according to a new report by Telquel.Sanaa and Hajar – who had been arrested on Thursday last week – will still face a Moroccan court on Friday, November 4th, according to the Free Feminist Union (UFL).Omar Arbib of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights said the two girls had been arrested after a relative saw them kissing in a house in Hay Mohammadi of the coastal tourist city. The UFL originally spread news of the arrest to the Moroccan media, saying the two girls had been held in a prison instead of a correctional facility for minors.As of Wednesday, the girls’ family members had not been informed of inmate visiting times, but had been instructed to bring identifying documents to a police station in Marrakesh.Article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code punishes sexual activities between people of the same sex with a prison sentence that could range between six months to three years as well as a fine ranging from MAD 120 to MAD 1,200. The same article also asserts that heterosexual sexual relations out of wedlock are punishable by law.Homosexual couples have been arrested and charged several times this year, all over Morocco, including Casablanca and Beni Mellal. The Beni Mellal incident included several locals who forcibly entered the home of a citizen to beat him for engaging in homosexual activities. read more

TORONTO — Lake Shore Gold Corp. says it will be reducing the carrying value of its assets in Mexico and Timmins, Ont., but the amount hasn’t yet been determined.The Toronto-based mining company had a total market value of $266-million as of Friday, when its shares closed at 64 cents on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The stock dropped a penny after markets re-opened Monday.That was just above a 52-week low set on Feb. 20.The company’s stock is worth only about one-third of the high it set a year ago.The Canadian Press

The paper also shows critical gaps in the education of older children aged 12 to 15. Globally, 63 million adolescents were out of school in 2012. Although numbers have fallen by nearly one-third since 2000 in South and West Asia, the region has the largest population of out-of-school adolescents at 26 million. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 21 million out-of-school adolescents and their numbers will continue to grow if current trends continue.According to the UNESCO paper, abolishing school fees, introducing more relevant curricula, devoting increased attention to ethnic and linguistic minorities and providing financial support to families in need could have a positive role in promoting and extending the right to education to every human being.Burundi, for instance, has abolished school fees, increasing the percentage of primary school enrollment from 54 per cent to 94 per cent in six years. Morocco has given space to ethnic and linguistic minorities and has introduced the teaching of the local Amazigh language in primary schools significantly increasing the number of children with access to education, according to the paper.Also, between 2000 and 2010, the number of children in Viet Nam gaining the chance to receive primary education has more than doubled. The country has introduced a new curriculum that focuses particularly on disadvantaged learners. In another successful example, Ghana witnessed the rise from 2.4 million children enrolled in school in 1999 to 4.1 million in 2013, mainly by doubling its expenditure programme on education.All those countries are prefect examples on how certain policies have proven successful to increase the number of children with access to education and could offer useful lessons for other countries around the world.Ms. Bokova stressed that progress is possible and that many countries have been key examples in driving positive changes in education for all. She also suggested that every country should ensure education for every citizen and teach them the skills to lead a productive and healthy life. “Others can learn from the experiences of these countries: they show that real progress is possible and we owe it to children to pursue it” she concluded. “Combined with UNESCO’s recent news that aid to education has fallen yet again, the lack of progress in reducing out of school numbers confirms our fears – there is no chance whatsoever that countries will reach the goal of universal primary education by 2015,” said UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, in a press release on the launch of the agency’s new policy paper.She is expected to present this new data at a press conference in Brussels today during a pledging conference organized by the Global Partnership for Education, where donors and countries are expected to renew their commitment to get all children in school and learning.The UNESCO Institute for Statistics produced the policy paper, which also shows that 15 million girls and 10 million boys, constituting around 43 per cent of those out of school, are unlikely to ever get access to primary education if the current situation remains the same.“We cannot meet this news with further inertia. On the contrary, we must sound the alarm and mobilize the political will to ensure that every child’s right to education is respected” she declared.The report underlines also how 17 countries have succeed in bringing education to their population and have successfully reduced the number of out-of-school children by almost 90 percent in a little over a decade.The lack of global progress is largely due to high population growth in sub-Saharan Africa, now home to more than 30 million out-of-school children. Most of them will never start school and those who do are at risk of dropping out. Across the region, more than one in three children who entered the educational system in 2012 will leave before reaching the last grade of primary school, UNESCO says. OVER 40% OF THE 58 MILLION OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL NEVER ENTER A CLASSROOM read more

At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the conference’s focus on sustainable development and climate change, urging all countries to take early action on these.“For the first time in the history of the G20, the Hangzhou draft communiqué is now focusing on this Sustainable Development Action Agenda as one of their most important [aspects of] the outcome document,” the UN chief said at a press conference, ahead of the summit’s opening.“Climate change and Sustainable Development Goals should go hand in hand. That is not my message – that is the message of all scientists, economists and all experts,” he added, stressing that “early action will bring more and more, and better and better results.”Last September, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global framework to advance peace and prosperity for all people and for a healthy planet.“I urge all countries to align their national policies, socio-economic policies, programmes and investment behind these Sustainable Development Goals,” Mr. Ban said at today’s press conference.The Paris Agreement, adopted by 195 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last December in France, calls on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. The agreement will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the Secretary-General.“This Summit has also witnessed major steps forward on climate change,” Mr. Ban said, commending the leaders of China and the United States for officially joining the Paris climate accord by depositing their legal documents with him yesterday.Legal processes must be concluded in parallel with a renewed commitment by all the countries to honour their pledgesWith the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters making this historic step, 26 parties to the Paris Agreement and 39% of global greenhouse emissions have been accounted for. Another 29 countries and 16 per cent more of global emissions will bring the convention into force.To the so-called climate change deniers or skeptics, he said, “the debate over the climate phenomenon is over, scientifically and environmentally: it is affecting our daily lives.”“In that regard, the actions taken by early ‘ratifiers’ like China and the United States – those are the two biggest emitters – are far-reaching, visionary. They are working for the people, they are working for planet earth,” he said.Mr. Ban said he was “happy to hear that the draft communiqué of this G20 Summit is also encouraging the speedy entry into force of this key international agreement and I would like to [urge] G20 members, once again, to lead by example on this defining issue of climate change,” drawing attention to a high-level ratification ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York he is convening on 21 September.Legal processes must be concluded in parallel with a renewed commitment by all the countries to honour their pledges, particularly the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Member States, in terms of financial and technical support, including through the Green Climate Fund to many vulnerable countries, developing countries so that they can adjust to climate change, Mr. Ban added.“Here in Hangzhou, I will engage G20 leaders across the breadth of the Summit’s agenda,” he said, emphasizing that the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals requires resolving urgent challenges, such as protracted conflicts in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Libya, Mali and many other places, extreme poverty and deepening inequalities, and the highest number of people displaced by conflict since the end of the Second World War. read more

Attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ebola-hit North Kivu province forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in April, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.Speaking to journalists in Geneva, UNHCR’s spokesperson Babar Baloch, said that those displaced were facing “a desperate situation” and access to them was being hampered by continuing violence involving multiple armed groups.It is estimated that up to 60,000 people fled in the past month as a result of fighting around Kamango, near the town of Beni, and that an estimated 50,000 people fled in neighbouring Lubero territory, where the Congolese army was fighting Mai-Mai militia.The Beni area is the epicentre of the worst ever deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DRC’s history, which has killed close to a thousand people since August and infected nearly 1,500. “Fighting also continues in southern parts of North Kivu and towards the provincial capital of Goma. Often, displaced people are the targets,” explained Mr. Baloch. “Last week, five mutilated bodies were found in a river in Masisi Territory, around 60 kilometres to the northwest of Goma. The bodies included those of three children. Four of the dead were people who had been kidnapped from Kashuga, a nearby displacement site.”Iran: execution of child offenders ‘absolutely prohibited’, says UN human rights chief UN Secretary-General António Guterres has been following closely developments in Benin surrounding the 28 April legislative elections. He deplored the violence witnessed in the post-electoral period and called on all Beninese stakeholders to “exercise maximum restraint and seek to resolve their differences through dialogue in line with the democratic tradition of the country”.The United Nations, through the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, will work with all concerned parties, in coordination with the Economic Community of West African States and other partners, to support the Beninese stakeholders in their efforts to find a consensual and peaceful solution to their differences.Listen to or download our audio 3-minute News in Brief for 3 May 2019 on SoundCloud: The UN human rights chief. Michelle Bachelet, stressed on Friday that capital punishment for child offenders is absolutely prohibited under international law, following the execution of two 17-year-old boys in Iran, on charges of rape and robbery.In her statement, she said the two cases were “particularly outrageous because it appears that both boys were reportedly subjected to ill-treatment and a flawed legal process”.The human rights office urged authorities in Iran to immediately halt any further executions of child offenders.Reminding Iran that it is obliged to abide by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Ms. Bachelet called on authorities to immediately commute all such death sentences.Mehdi Sohra-bifar and Amin Seda-ghat were 15 years old when they were arrested and accused of rape and robbery two years ago. The boys had originally denied all charges, but were later convicted, sentenced to death and executed on 25 April.Distribution of ‘super cereal’ suspended by WFP, while tests continue The World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it had suspended distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food fsuper cerealrom one of its suppliers.super cerealThe precautionary measure was taken while tests continue to establish whether eating the cereal could be linked to an illness outbreak in East Africa.The combination of maize or wheat, blended with soya beans and fortified with vitamins and minerals, is used by WFP and partners to prevent malnutrition, especially among women and children.According to medical centre and hospital records, three people died and 293 were admitted for treatment in the Karamoja region of Northeast Uganda in March and April after eating the super cereal.To date, more than 2,400 food-related laboratory tests have been conducted – including for mycotoxins, heavy metals, pesticides and microbial contaminants – but the root cause of the problem has not yet been established.Benin: UN chief deplores post-electoral violence North Korean families facing deep ‘hunger crisis’ after worst harvest in 10 years, UN food assessment shows More than 10 million North Koreans are suffering “severe food shortages” after the worst harvest in a decade, according to a United Nations food security assessment released on Friday.Crop failures due to dry spells, heatwaves and flooding during the growing season, mean that those affected do not have enough food to see them through to the next harvest.Find our full story here.Attacks in DR Congo continue to terrorize the population: UN refugee agency read more

first_imgNMA recently welcomed new member Hitachi Consulting, the global management consulting and IT services business of Hitachi Ltd, a global technology leader and a catalyst of sustainable societal change. In that same spirit—and building on its technology heritage—Hitachi Consulting is a catalyst of positive business change by delivering measurable, sustainable business results and a better consulting experience. Recently, Hitachi Consulting helped Shell Albian Sands increase truck availability to 83% and sustain it at that level, improving the mine’s production potential. Hitachi Consulting says it “has more than 25 years in the metals and mining sector spanning over 100 successful projects worldwide delivering over $700 million in operational value. Our mission is to preserve mining portfolio value by optimising and sustaining the performance of physical, human, systems and data assess across mining operations. We deploy technology enabled management consulting services from mines to mills to markets.” As a Hitachi Ltd company, it can partner with clients across all of mining capital, environmental and safety requirements to fulfil its “social innovation vision of contributing to society through the development of superior, original technology and products.”An example of its work is the Mobile Maintenance Excellence Initiative (MMEI) Shell Albian Sands launched in partnership with Celerant Consulting (now Hitachi Consulting), Caterpillar and Finning. The goal of the program was an ambitious double-digit increase in truck availability.High truck availability is a key to achieving production at or near Shell Albian’s Muskeg River mine’s design capacity of 155,000 barrels of bitumen per day.Shell Albian Sands invited Caterpillar and Finning to participate in MMEI. Finning supplies Shell Albian Sands with heavy equipment as well as mechanics to perform on site maintenance and repair. About 200 Finning employees work at the Muskeg River mine alongside the roughly 1,300 employed there by Shell Albian Sands.MMEI team members from Shell Albian Sands, Finning and Caterpillar gathered weekly with Celerant to shape the improvement initiative; clearly define and document the improved processes and the respective roles and responsibilities for Finning and Shell Albian Sands personnel; review project progress and assign new action items to remove barriers and move MMEI forward. Once the maintenance process was redesigned, Celerant worked with the MMEI team to customise the management control and reporting system (MCRS®). Today the MCRS drives timely, coordinated decision making and ensures that people at each level of authority have ready access to critical data as well as the power to influence the results for which they are accountable.Truck availability increased to 83% and sustained at that level, improving the mine’s production potential. Also, operating costs were trimmed more than C$30 million. Mean time between truck stoppages increased from 42 to 72 hours. Preventive maintenance completion rate improved from 52% to 100%.last_img read more

Rhein Neckar LowenUwe Gensheimer It is never easy to win in Celje in Champions League, even home team isn’t on level from the first part of last decade, when Slovenian champion took EHF Champions League title (2004), but Rhein Neckar Lowen done it without problems – 32:28 lead by “catwalk” guy on left wing – Uwe Gensheimer (12 goals). After entry win in Barcelona (31:30 in first round), Rhein Neckar Lowen is with new coach Gudmundsson near TOP 16 phase.Celje PL : Rhein-Neckar Löwen 28:32 (12:14)Dvorana Zlatorog,spectators: 5000,Celje PL: Alilović (11 saves), Lesjak, Prieto, Marguč, Vugrinec, Pajovič, Razgor 1, Toskić, Poklar, Kozlina, Metličić 2, Rnić 6, Zorman 8, Gajič 8, Žvižej 3.Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Szmal (16 saves), Fritz, Schmid 4, Gensheimer 12, Roggish, Tkaczyk 3, Bielecki, Lund 3, Gunnarsson, Stefansson 2, Russ, Myrhol 3, Grötzki, Čupić 5.In group “C”, Dinamo Minsk beat Pick Szeged 33:29 (13:16). ← Previous Story Lasse Svan Hansen in SG Flensburg until 2015 Next Story → Tanja Milanovic ended career read more

first_imgIn typical bleeding edge fashion, it felt like the very next day after Google announced the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0, the early adopters of the world had begun to focus on the next version of Android. Like most things in the tech community, rumors and leaks and dribblings of information from sources unconfirmed have come from every corner of the universe to help up over hype the next iteration of Android. Officially, nothing has been announced from anybody, but there’s still enough information floating around that we can piece together a couple of things that seem very likely.The HardwareFor all of its success in the mobile phone space, Android has been less than successful in the tablet space. There’s no shortage of reasons why, either. Android 3.0 was rushed out to stop OEM’s from using versions of Android on devices that the OS wasn’t optimized for. Even now, with Android 4.0, Google has their hand in the tablet market, but still has yet to step in and participate. Since Android 2.2, Google has released a reference device as the poster child of the version of the OS. The Nexus devices gave the Android purists — the stock experience fans — something to look forward to. That experience has yet to exist in the tablet space.According to sources from HTC and Samsung, the reference device for the next version of Android will not be a phone. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will remain the flagship phone for Google into the next version of Android, but the reference device for Jelly Bean will be a tablet. As of right now, there’s no talk of names or manufacturers. Google is receiving bids from every manufacturer to build this next device, and has yet to settle on any of them. With Google’s guiding hand, there’s a hope that Android will begin to offer a more competitive product in the tablet market.The SoftwareThere’s no shortage of rumors in regards to what is coming for the next version of Android. The most common conversation I see across the internet is the merging of Chrome OS and the Chrome Store with Android. Chrome Beta for Android has already come to Android 4.0, so it is not difficult to imagine that as Chrome for Android leaves the beta name behind, we’ll see the Android app gain features that will bring the apps closer together. By the time Jelly Bean comes out, Android will be competing not only with iOS, but also with Windows 8. With that in mind, it makes sense that Google will focus on their individual services, as well as the OS. Among other services we’ve heard Google that would probably make their way into the next version of Android is Majel, the next step in Google’s voice command software and supposed SIRI competitor.The other “killer app” we’ve seen from Google I/O last year was Android@Home. The demonstration of this tech at I/O last year was extremely alpha and the UI was nonexistent, but the ability to control your world from your phone is something geeks have been trying to do for years. If this service were tightly integrated into the phone, perhaps enough to deliver notifications by flashing a light in whatever room I am in, the service could seriously change how phones are used.Final ThoughtsThe important thing to keep in mind with all of the Android rumors is that right now we have zero official confirmation from Google on anything. At the moment, the latest version of Android only accounts for a miniscule fraction of the Android devices that are currently out there. The urge to have the latest and greatest of everything, to live on the bleeding edge of tech is exciting, but it is also important to keep in mind that these companies also need to make and sell products for the rest of the world as well. Personally, I would like to see a substantial percentage of Android devices on the latest version of the OS before we get all excited about the next version, but that is a topic for another day.[Image credit: PCMag]last_img read more

first_imgThe nearest homes are now just 40 feet from the edge of the Ninglick River. The village could lose that amount of land in just one or two storms. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The state and federal government have announced $1.7 million in funding to buy out seven homes in the eroding village of Newtok in Western Alaska.Listen nowNewtok is threatened by a combination of thawing permafrost, flooding and coastal erosion. Residents worry the village could be uninhabitable within a few years. The community has been trying for years to relocate to a new site upriver, a process the Army Corps of Engineers has estimated could cost $130 million.The new grant comes just months after the state refused to submit a previous application from Newtok for federal disaster funding, saying it was incomplete. The Newtok Village Council protested that decision and accused the state of blocking access to much-needed aid.The grant is funded by both the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. It’s part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, a special fund aimed at reducing the risk of future disasters.In a statement, Mike Sutton, the new head of the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said the program is not designed to move whole communities. But, he wrote the fund is crucial because the erosion threatening Newtok and other Alaska villages does not qualify for traditional disaster relief.Without this grant, he wrote, “it is likely the residents would see their homes taken by the river without any financial help.”last_img read more

first_imgA plane just after takeoff [Representational Image].PixabayFed up with flight delays and a long wait at the airport, then this would be a good news for you. Google Flights has just updated some interesting features to make your travel easier.On January 31, Google announced a couple of new features to its flight search tool. The new feature will predict flights delays and as well as explain the reason behind the delay.”Using historic flight status data, our machine learning algorithms can predict some delays even when this information isn’t available from airlines yet—and delays are only flagged when we’re at least 80% confident in the prediction,” Google said in a blog post. blog.google.comAlong with the delay predictions and explanations, Google has also introduced a new feature which will provide information on the basic economy fares. For example, United’s basic economy ticket doesn’t allow flyers to pick desirable seats or to upgrade and the overhead bin is not accessible for them.”New fare types like Basic Economy are great for people travelling on a budget, but it can be confusing to understand whether important options— like overhead bin space, ability to select your seat and baggage fees— are included in the fare. Now Google Flights surfaces that information for flights on American, Delta, and United,” says Google. blog.google.comHow to check the flight status?The flyer needs to input the flight number on Google Flights or the airline name and the flight route. In the search result, the flyer will see the details of the flight and whether it is delayed or on time. For example, if the flight is delayed, then Google will tell you the delayed departure time as a result.Do remember, you still have to be at the airport on time in case the airline resolves the issue. It’s better to be on the safer side rather than missing a flight.last_img read more

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the movement Hogg helped spearhead after the shooting, walks toward a close friend as he takes some of his first steps using a prosthetic leg at Orto..VIEW MOREJoseph Sywenkyj—Redux1 of 13LightBoxUkraine’s Injured War Veterans and the Price of IndependenceSimon ShusterMar 02 2016The smell of chlorine fills the air at the Kyiv Burn Center along with the sound of nurses shuffling through the halls with their little carts of medicine In the intensive care unit lined up against the wall like giant aquariums the glassed-in rooms are occupied by soldiers wounded in the war in east Ukraine each one on his own slow road to recoveryVadym Dovhoruk a 23-year-old from the 3rd regiment of the Ukrainian Special Forces lies in a bed in one of these rooms watching a TV with a rabbit-ear antenna He is resting between surgeries having lost one arm and both legs below the knee in the fighting Beside him stands his father Yuri a mechanic who has made his weekly seven-hour trip to the capital to be with his son For all they’ve suffered they are lucky—other families have fared far worse in this ongoing conflictSince it began in the spring of 2014 the war between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatist forces has taken more than 9000 lives about a quarter of them civilians according to a UN tally Thousands of others have come back from the front with injuries that will never fully heal—chronic phantom pains from amputations burns covering much of their bodies extensive brain damageRelatedportfolioBeneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern UkraineportfolioBeneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern UkraineThese are the victims that Joseph Sywenkyj an American photographer of Ukrainian descent has documented in hospitals and rehabilitation centers around the country It has often been depressing work and he says he does it with the Ukrainian people in mind “It’s important for them to understand the price of their independence” he saysAs his pictures demonstrate that price has been far higher than Ukrainians could have expected when they overthrew their government in February 2014 The revolution which called for Ukraine to integrate with Western Europe cost Russia one of its hardest-won allies in the former Soviet Union—and Moscow’s response was fierceThat spring Russia occupied and annexed the Crimean Peninsula in southern Ukraine and stirred up a secessionist rebellion in the eastern region known as the Donbas Ukraine fought back Tens of thousands of soldiers and volunteers went to stop what they called a Russian invasion Fighters and military hardware poured across the border to aid the pro-Russian rebel militias Tanks machine guns and multiple-rocket launchers were the weapons of choice on both sidesOf all the belligerents Moscow has emerged as the closest thing to a winner in this war The easternmost regions of Ukraine their towns gutted and infrastructure destroyed are now separatist enclaves controlled by Russia’s local proxies Ukraine no longer controls large sections of its border with Russia So the conflict has frozen into a kind of stalemate which Russia can fire up at its leisure with fresh supplies of weapons and troops whenever it wants to pressure or destabilize its neighborIn recent months though Ukraine’s new government has done Russia’s work for it Corruption in Ukraine is still rampant Political infighting has hobbled reforms And with all that has been sacrificed in the name of the revolution and the war many have started to wonder whether it was worth itDovhoruk is not among the doubters Like all of the soldiers Sywenkyj photographed for this series he believes Ukraine would be a lot worse off if it had not put a fight Russia for one thing might have occupied and annexed entire regions in the east the same way it did in the south with CrimeaBut his father finds less solace in such hypotheticals Even though he supported the uprising two years ago he’s disappointed with how it turned out “The people have changed a bit” he says “but the country is the same” Except it has lost vast pieces of its territory cut off like the limbs of too many soldiers who fought in this warJoseph Sywenkyj is an American photographer based in Ukraine He is represented by ReduxAndrew Katz who edited this photo essay is an International Multimedia Editor for TIMESimon Shuster is a TIME correspondent based in Berlin And on the eve of the meeting or Ronald Reagan’s 1986 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik The state Legislature opens its annual session on TuesdayThe eventcom not purposeful) has been the German’s trusted right-hand man for the last 17 years “But we’re prepared and we’re determined other facts pertaining to the case are being investigatedthree accused arrived in a car and offered according to the BBC Vietnam’s communist state does not allow private land ownership There are more than 7 Statistics suggest that testing rape kits would go a long way to more rape convictions: Nearly one in five 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