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With NDAs thumping win KCRs federal front plans in tatters

first_imgHyderabad: With the ruling NDA on course to securing a majority on its own in the Lok Sabha polls, TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s plans to stitch a “non-Congress, non-BJP” front of regional parties is in tatters.Anticipating a hung parliament, the TRS was gearing itself to play a “king-maker” role along with parties not aligned with the Congress and the BJP. But the trends indicate BJP will get majority on is own and touch 300 seats, pouring cold water on Rao’s plans. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCRao had met several regional leaders, including his West Bengal and Odisha counterparts Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik respectively, DMK president M K Stalin and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, as part of his outreach to opposition parties. However, he did not appear to have received unequivocal support from others, except Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy of YSRCP as his efforts to form the federal front failed to make headway and remained a non-starter, according to Rao’s critics. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsHis decision to advance the assembly polls eight months before its expiry last year was hailed as a “master-stroke” as the TRS returned to power with a rich haul of 88 seats in the 119-member House. It was then perceived that national issues might have overshadowed those of the state if simultaneous elections were held for the Lok Sabha and the state assembly. In the Lok Sabha poll campaign, TRS told the electorate a win for it would enable Telangana get copious funds and development projects from the Centre. Rao’s focus on national politics led to speculation he would pass over the reins of the government to his son K T Rama Rao but the latter was appointed working president of TRS soon after TRS’ victory in the assembly polls. Chandrasekhar Rao’s glorious moment in his about four-decade-long political career came when the UPA government led by Dr Manmohan Singh granted separate statehood in 2014, a long cherished dream, catapulting Rao to be the mascot of Telangana pride. Though the Congress and BJP also claim credit for passage of the Telangana bill, it was Rao’s TRS that reaped the rich political harvest.last_img read more


first_imgExplore the real flavours of South India by indulging yourself in the delicacies made with splattering mustard seeds, fresh coconut curries and rich spices. So, hop over to zest for an authentic Dakshin experience at Blooms. When: July 4 – 13 Venue: Blooms Restaurant, Eros Hotel, Nehru Place, New Delhi Price: 2050 + taxes Timings: 12 pm –3 pm (Lunch) 7 pm –11 pm (Dinner)last_img

Dentist by Day Stylist by Night Yassamine Rebbahs Street Style in

By Hajar ElkahlaouiRabat – If you want to know the latest trends in fashion, Moroccan fashion influencer Yassamine Rebbah is here to help you dress up like an A list hollywood star. While many bloggers started out with a website, the trend now stretches further out onto Instagram, where there are now more fashion “influencers” than “bloggers” ever before. Blogs were the preferred channel for fashion inspiration, but as the blogosphere matured, new channels for creativity and social interaction emerged. Instagram was a major game changer. The app made it very easy to share photos, without the expense of a DSLR and the hassle of serious photo editing.Yassamine’s Instagram page, “Street Style in Morocco” (SSIM), has 189,000 followers, and provides some fashion tips in pictures rather than words. From small and easy outfit tweaks to testing the latests luxury brands, Yassamine’s outfits ideas are as accessible as they are high end.The 21-year-old fashionista and future dentist gives Morocco World News the scoop.When did you initially get started in the fashion industry ?Yassamine Rebbah: I created “Street Style in Morocco” in June 2014. It was synchronized with Instagram becoming more and more popular in Morocco. Before, bloggers and fashionistas were becoming a trend using Facebook. I was following Style in Beirut and Milano Street Style but there was only one Moroccan style page. I decided to make the second one and I chose the name “Street Style in Morocco.” I posted pictures of fashionistas inspiring style. Not only Moroccan fashionistas but also girls from all over the world: Lebanese, Brits, and Italians because they have good taste in terms of fashion.Instead of curating editorial content through a website, Rebbah promotes her lifestyle on Instagram.Why is Instagram your main social platform of choice?Yassamine Rebbah: For me, Instagram is the future. It can reach large audiences. I am also active on Snapchat, especially when I go shopping. I take pictures of the pieces I find interesting and I write down the prices. However, the “Snapchat Story” only lasts 24 hours so Instagram, for me, is the best option.What is the concept behind SSIM ?Yassamine Rebbah: I started by taking pictures of clothes that inspired me. I go shopping three times a week and whenever I find good pieces of clothing, I share the pictures with my followers. I do my best to give my followers the most precise and latest fashion trends.Besides being a Fashion influencer, you are a personal shopper and a shopping assistant. How is it going?Yassamine Rebbah: I have followers all over Morocco. Some of them don’t have shops where they can find similar clothes in their city so I do personal shopping. I buy the article and I send it to them. The price depends on the total amount of the items. I am also a shopping assistant. If a girl does not know how to pick up clothes, I advise and assist her on what would best suit her. What trends or styles you are loving at the moment?Yassamine Rebbah: Concerning colors, I love khaki, raspberry red, and emerald green. For clothes, oversized sweatshirts, trousers, and T-shirts are very trendy. Checked fabrics and tweeds are also trending right now.Is there one piece of clothing you absolutely couldn’t live without?Yassamine Rebbah: I am a sneakers’ addict. It’s practical for me for an everyday look. The most trending sneakers now are sneaker socks. We can find them in stores like Balenciaga, Chanel, or in affordable brands like Zara. They are definitely a must have for this season.You’re also a dental medicine student. How do you manage your time between blogging and studies ? Yassamine Rebbah: I am at my final year at the Casablanca Faculty of Dental Medicine and just started my practical internship. In the morning, I work as a dentist from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Occasionally, I attend classes until 5 p.m. but I can still do my shopping in Casablanca’s Morocco Mall or in the stores in Maarif. I have a list of brands, shops, and trends that I monitor regularly. I dedicate to posting on my page, it’s not complicated for me because I do what I love. For example, I can update my profile between classes and breaks. It actually takes a lot of time but I don’t even notice! read more

Visiting Chad UN aid chief urges continued protection of civilians in east

23 May 2010Chadian forces must ensure security in the troubled east of the country so that aid workers can continue to assist the region’s vast population of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), the United Nations relief chief said today as he began an official visit to the African nation. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes traveled to the Ouaddaï region at the start of a four-day visit to Chad aimed at getting a first-hand look at the situation facing refugees, IDPs and host communities, who are plagued by both insecurity and drought.Mr. Holmes toured the Bredjing refugee camp near the border with Sudan’s Darfur region, held talks with the governor of the Ouaddaï region and met with aid workers based in the area, according to a press release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad, known as MINURCAT, could soon withdraw its military component from Chad in response to a request from the Government that it assume full responsibility for protecting civilians in the east of its territory. Earlier this month the Security Council extended the mission’s mandate by two weeks while it considers various options.Mr. Holmes said today that aid workers may need to prepare for a situation where they operate in eastern Chad – which has been prone to both banditry and conflict between rebels and Government forces – without the protection of MINURCAT’s international force.“I trust that continued and improved security will be ensured by Government security forces in eastern Chad so that civilians will be protected and humanitarians can continue to help people in need,” he said.An estimated 341,000 refugees currently live in Chad, with most based in the east or south, close to the borders with Sudan and the CAR. Another 1,100 Central Africans arrived last month seeking shelter. Chad’s east and south is also home to 170,000 IDPs and 35,000 returnees.At Bredjing camp, which houses about 33,000 refugees, Mr. Holmes – who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator – noted that while basic services are being provided, many residents are becoming demoralized from living in a camp for so long.“Political solutions are urgently needed on the other side of the border to enable the refugees to return safely to Darfur. Meanwhile, we also need to do more to support host communities where there are camps.” read more

Weak economic growth in developed countries threatens Asian recovery – UN

15 December 2010Led by China and India, the Asia-Pacific region made a significant economic recovery this year, following recession in previous years, but weakening economies in developed countries could pose new challenges for the region in 2011, according to a report from the UN’s commission for the region. The report, entitled “The Year-end Update – Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific” and issued by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), recommends increased spending on poverty alleviation to boost domestic demand within the region and sustain the economic dynamism seen in 2010.Developed countries are increasingly turning to monetary policy to stimulate growth and as a result, many developing economies in Asia and the Pacific are facing a heavy influx of short-term speculative capital flows causing exchange rate appreciation and inflationary pressures, especially in food prices, the report notes. It projects that regional economic growth is likely to slip to seven per cent next year from 8.3 per cent in 2010.“The Asia-Pacific region has recovered strongly from the severe 2008-2009 recession,” one of the report’s authors, UNESCAP Chief Economist Nagesh Kumar, said. “However, it is not yet out of the woods and new challenges have emerged that could adversely affect its performance in 2011.”These challenges include slowing economic growth in developed countries and their efforts to revive growth with large-scale liquidity injections. These efforts have triggered huge capital inflows into the region causing “significant exchange rate appreciation in a number of countries” and added to inflationary pressures, particularly in basic food commodities.”The report goes on to note that while weakening growth in most developed countries has impacted the more export-driven economies of the region, low interest rates and the “enormous liquidity injections known as quantitative easing in many developed countries” have given rise to huge inflows of capital into Asia and the Pacific. read more

UN appeals for 10 million to feed refugees in Ethiopia this year

Budget cuts are forcing the World Food Programme (WFP) to cut rations by almost a third starting next month, giving the refugees 1,500 calories per person per day instead of the minimum requirement of 2,100 calories.”We expect that the lower caloric intake due to the 30 per cent reduction will result in a quick deterioration of the nutritional status of children and a general deterioration in the overall health status of the refugees, making them more vulnerable to epidemics,” said Peter Kessler, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).”Should illnesses occur, there will also be a much higher mortality rate in comparison to periods when the refugees receive the standard 2,100 [calorie] ration,” he warned.In addition, UNHCR cautioned that the ration cuts could cause tensions to rise in the camps housing Sudanese in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, where violence broke out last year. The agency called on donors to act immediately to avert an interruption in the distribution of food aid.On Monday, UNHCR chief Ruud Lubbers told WFP’s Executive Board in Rome that the most critical challenge facing the two agencies “is that of ensuring the regular and uninterrupted supply of food to our beneficiaries.””In spite of our inter-agency appeals and the joint briefings by WFP and UNHCR to alert donors to impending breaks in food pipelines, some operations – particularly in Africa – remained poorly funded,” he added.After the last appeal a month ago, Japan gave a donation that allowed WFP to buy 1,000 tons of cereals, UNHCR said.The refugees in Ethiopia have been unable to grow food for themselves because their camps are located in semi-arid areas, according to the agency. read more

Alberta attracts 50000 over the past year for work BMO

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Nov 22, 2013 8:33 am MDT Alberta attracts 50,000 over the past year for work: BMO The numbers are in and they’re a record high for Alberta.According to BMO, Canadians are moving out west at the highest level in a quarter century, with Alberta the most attractive province.Over 50,000 Canadians to Alberta over the past year, a 1.3 per cent to the population and as for cities, Regina has been the most attractive, with Calgary just behind in second.Most of the drain has come from Atlantic Canada, which has lost 11,000 people, or 0.5 per cent of the population over the last year.Robert Kavcic is the senior economist with BMO Capital Markets and said another interesting shift is how many workers are moving from B.C. to Alberta.“The economy there has really not kept up with Alberta’s economy just even over the past two or three years, so they’ve gone from a situation earlier in the 2000s where B.C. was a pretty attractive draw to workers across the rest of the country, now we’re actually seeing a loss,” he said.“The other thing to keep in mind is that even though you are seeing outward migration to other provinces from some regions like say Toronto, in most cases that’s being offset by international immigration, so they’re not seeing outright declines.”Housing affordability is the big reason why Calgary is behind Regina, with the average home price around $311,000 in the number one city, compared to around $434,000 in Calgary. read more

SWN Resources proposing test wells in New Brunswick but no fracking for

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SWN Resources proposing test wells in New Brunswick, but no fracking for now by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 16, 2014 11:24 am MDT FREDERICTON – The company at the centre of a fracking controversy in New Brunswick says it hopes to drill four test wells next year that will help determine the location of shale gas deposits in Queens and Kent counties.If the project is approved, SWN (swin) Resources Canada says the vertical test wells would extend several thousand metres below the surface in Pangburn, Bronson, Galloway and Lower Saint-Charles.Environment Minister Danny Soucy says the wells must undergo environmental assessments and SWN Resources will be required to respond to questions from a technical committee that includes representatives from the provincial and federal governments.The company’s exploration work in New Brunswick has been dogged by protests against shale gas development, including one near Rexton last October that turned violent and led to the arrests of about 40 people.Exploration manager Chad Peters says there are no plans at this time to proceed with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at the test well sites, which would require further regulatory approval.(News 91.9) read more

Teófilo Stevenson Cuban Boxing Great Dead At 60

Teófilo Stevenson never got to fight Muhammad Ali.Teófilo Stevenson could have changed the boxing historical landscape. He was that big, that powerful, that good. But he was Cuban and Fidel Castro would not allow him to become rich and famous in America.As it was, Stevenson was a legend in his homeland, a revered figure of great stature. So, it was difficult news to absorb when news of his death at 60 traveled through Cuba.Stevenson was one of the greatest amateurs in boxing history, the winner of three Olympic gold medals for Cuba and a national hero who shunned the prospect of turning pro, possibly fighting Muhammad Ali and becoming rich in the United States. He died of a heart attact, the government-run Radio Havana Cuba said.Stevenson was a formidable heavyweight fighter, standing 6 feet 5 inches, weighing 220 pounds and wielding a powerful right hand. In the 1970s and early ’80s, when Cuba emerged as a power in international boxing, he dominated worldwide amateur boxing in its most prestigious division, winning three world amateur championships.Stevenson won the heavyweight title at the 1972 Games in Munich, the 1976 Games in Montreal and the 1980 Games in Moscow, which were boycotted by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He became the first Olympic boxer to capture three gold medals in the same division. He won the last of his three world titles, at Reno, Nev., in 1986, when he was 34.American boxing promoters could have profited hugely from a cold war-era matchup pitting Stevenson, the product of a Communist sports system, against Ali. There were reports that Stevenson was offered millions to fight in the United States. But the Castro government banned Cuban athletes from competing professionally, so he would have had to defect to take on Ali.Read more at read more

FE Assistant Secretary optimistic about coal technology advances

first_imgAmerica’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg said that because of the Trump Administration’s energy policies, “We have reason to be optimistic about coal.” In a keynote speech at the Washington Coal Club’s annual awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., he noted that the “Administration truly understands the value and the necessity of coal—and the coal industry,” he said. He also stressed the potential of technology to ensure coal’s competitiveness in the US energy mix.“We are at the beginning of the next cycle of coal technology advancements—and we have the opportunity to make great strides in efficiency and cost improvements to the existing coal fleet, and to accelerate the development of transformational technologies.”The 300-member non-profit Washington Coal Club was established in 1982 as a forum for discussion of issues that impact the coal industry. Its membership includes US industry executives, academia, policymakers, and legislators.  Winberg made his remarks after accepting the Club’s Annual Achievement Award on behalf of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.Winberg highlighted the Energy Department’s research on advanced clean coal technologies, including supercritical CO2 power cycles that can reduce the size and cost of future coal-fired power plants, while improving their efficiency. In addition, he outlined some of the research the Department is pursuing to upgrade the Nation’s existing fleet of coal power plants, including improvements to turbines, boilers, and other critical components.Winberg also discussed early research now underway to extract critical rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts, noting that three Department-led projects recently found high levels of REEs in various coal samples.“This is exciting research, and it could lead to a whole new value proposition for coal—and to new industries and jobs in coal country,” he said.The figure shows the ‘Closed Loop SCO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle’ flow diagramlast_img read more

Insulation program is terminated by fed govt

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The government-funded insulation program has drawn serious criticism from the industry as well as from the opposition, resulting in an immediate freeze of the program as of Friday. The General Manager of Go Green Home Insulation company, Bill Makris explained to Neos Kosmos that the way the government rebate program has unfolded it was “a disaster waiting to happen.” He stressed the fact that his company does not use aluminium foil in the roofs as it is an inappropriate insulation material. “Aluminium foil insulation is mainly used for walls, under the tiles and on the floors but not in the roof in between the batts,” Mr Makris said. It should be noted that the overwhelming number of house where aluminium foil insulation was used in the roof is in Queensland. “To this day I still don’t know why aluminium foil [insulation] was so readily used in Queensland,” Mr Makris pointed out. The government rolled this program unprepared, according to Makris, as there’s no regulated insulation trade. “It’s an easy job but it depends who is up there doing this job,” he emphasised. As soon as the government announced the insulation rebate scheme, companies sprang up like mushrooms trying to capitalise on the momentum. Before the recent suspension more than 6,000 companies were registered as home insulation installers. Inevitably, argues Mr Makris, when you have such a large number you will get unscrupulous companies and people who will try to take a piece of the cake. “And with $1200 rebate per house, we’re talking about a big cake and huge margins of profit,” he said. Prior to the media barrage that eventually led to Friday’s decision, installers only had to undergo a two day course in order to be eligible to install insulation. During this course, as Mr Makris noted, there was no no risk assessment nor any discussion of possible electrical risks. Four installers have died since the beginning of this program 12 months ago. The government has also ordered inspections for 48,000 houses that have already been insulated with aluminium foil. It is believed that the aluminium foil insulation in the roofs can potentially cause fires. The government also announced on Friday that it will replace the insulation and the solar panel schemes by a new household renewable energy bonus scheme.Apparently, households will have to fork the bill initially for the instalment of either insulation or solar panels and will receive a rebate after lodging a claim with the government.last_img read more

Man killed in Longview officerinvolved shooting IDd

first_imgTwo law enforcement officials who fired their weapons Wednesday morning in Longview have been identified, as has the man who died during that response.Weston Cole fired his weapon toward officers, according to the Longview Police Department.Longview officers were dispatched shortly before 3 a.m. to El Patio Mobile Home Park in the 600 block of California Way for a report of an unwanted subject. Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies also responded to assist the local officers.When officers found Cole, he displayed a firearm and fled, according to the police department. Then, Cole “forced his way into an occupied residence. The occupants were able to leave the residence safely,” police said.Once inside the home, Cole started shooting toward officers, who returned fire and fatally wounded him, police initially said. Cole was pronounced dead at the scene.Authorities later reported that Cole fired several rounds “over a period of time,” and it is unknown if the fatal bullet was self-inflicted or from officers.last_img read more

Nottage Falls Ill Again At PLP Rally

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 28, 2017 – Nassau – Bain and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage had to be seen by a doctor last night for “dehydration” after slurring and stumbling over his words during his speech at a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) campaign rally at RM Bailey Park.Dr. Nottage, 71, had to be aided on stage by his wife throughout the second half of his presentation, mispronouncing words and having to constantly correct his sentences. His dazed demeanour and incoherent speech led many in attendance to question his overall health in the moment. Dr. Nottage was force to wrap up his speech as the DJ played loud music to drown out his words.Many of Dr Nottage’s colleagues on hand last evening were stunned by what had unfolded, and wondered how serious the entire ordeal was. PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said that a doctor examined Dr. Nottage at his home shortly after he gave the worrisome performance.“(I) understand that Dr. Bernard Nottage is said to be suffering from dehydration,” Mr Roberts told The Tribune. “He is at home resting. PM Christie spoke to him before midnight. He is expected to fully recover.”This comes nearly four months after a similar incident saw Dr. Nottage stumble through his usual House of Assembly adjournment routine.#magneticmedianews#nottageillagain Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #ottageillagainlast_img read more

UPDATE Vancouver man killed 3 seriously injured in collision in farnorth Clark

first_imgA 77-year-old Vancouver man was killed and three others were seriously injured on Tuesday evening after a head-on collision on Northeast Hayes Road in far-north Clark County along the North Fork of the -Lewis River.Woodland Fire Department Chief Mike Jackson said a man was killed, a woman was flown to a hospital by Life Flight helicopter and two others were taken by AMR Northwest ambulance service.The accident was first reported shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.An official radioed for heavy equipment to extricate two people from the smashed car, and for the medical examiner.Officials said the accident was near Northeast 15th Avenue, several miles east of Woodland.Names of the injured were not immediately released pending notification of family.Speed may have been a factor in the collision, according to a news release issued by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.last_img read more

Webber joins Cystic Fibrosis Trust

first_imgThe Cystic Fibrosis Trust has appointed David Webber head of people and organisation development.Prior to this, Webber was director of HR, finance and services at Workers’ Educational Association (WEA). Webber has held various interim and consultancy roles, and was head of change management and employee communications at O2, and HR business partner, head of organisation development and quality at BT.last_img

MS Dhoni and Sakshi sleep on the airport floor CSK captain takes

first_imgClose IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings reclaim throne Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could be seen sleeping on the floor of the Chennai airport in the early hours of Wednesday, April 9, and he took a sly dig at the Indian Premier League for its tight scheduling. CSK played Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai last night, April 9, and had to take an early morning flight today to travel to Jaipur where they will take on Rajasthan Royals on April 11. The IPL is synonymous with successive matches for teams with only a gap of one day between the said matches. KKR’s themselves came into the match against CSK with barely any rest as it was their third game in five days. It is now CSK’s turn to travel and their captain found it necessary to catch up on some sleep ahead of the early morning flight following a late night game. He posted a picture of him and his wife sleeping on the floor of the airport on Instagram, captioning the picture, “After getting used to IPL timing this is what happens if u have a morning flight” Dhoni and Dhoni sleeping on the floor of the Chennai airport.MS Dhoni InstagramDhoni’s caption was meant in good humour but one cannot overlook the underlying truth behind it. The IPL is a very demanding tournament because of the intensity of a T20 competition and the scheduling make things even tougher on the players who have to then focus more on avoiding injuries due to tiredness. In the last five days, KKR travelled to Bangalore and subsequently made a trip to Jaipur only to return to Chennai for a match last night.That is a lot of air time and they had to do all this in five days, playing three matches in the process. This puts the franchises in a dilemma as they have to juggle between practice and recovery in order to avoid stress-related muscle injuries. Compared to KKR, CSK has got a better schedule in their coming matches. Following their trip to Jaipur, they have a gap of two days before travelling to Kolkata to take on yesterday’s opponent in the return fixture. The Super Kings will subsequently be travelling to Hyderabad and Bangalore but have been afforded gaps of two days and three days, respectively.  MS Dhoni in CSK training.IANSDespite the myriad travails of the IPL, CSK always manages to navigate through to the playoffs and looks set to do so in this edition of the T20 tournament too. The Chennai brigade reclaimed top spot on the points table when they beat table-toppers KKR on a sluggish Chepauk pitch. Asking KKR to bat first, Deepak Chahar combined with the spinners to restrict KKR to 108 and even that score was largely due to the mature heroics of Andre Russell. In response, CSK cantered home in the 18th over despite losing two wickets in the power play. Opener Faf Du Plessis saw out the game as he batted through the innings till the end.last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie camera Redmi 7 debut in India

first_imgOSAndroid 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 Camera Weight180g180g Battery4,000mAh4,000mAh Close 2GB + 16GB3GB + 32GB-expandable up to 512GB via microSD card ModelXiaomi Redmi Y3Xiaomi Redmi 7 Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,999 3GB + 32GB4GB + 64GB-expandable up to 512GB via microSD card Dimensions158.65 x 7.43 x 8.47 mm158.65 x 7.43 x 8.47 mm 6.26-inch HD+ (1520x720p) with 2.5D curved glass shield, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protectionAspect ratio: 19:9Brightness: 84% NTSC Colour Gamut Display6.26-inch HD+ (1520x720p) with 2.5D curved glass shield, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protectionAspect ratio: 19:9Brightness: 84% NTSC Colour Gamut Main: 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), AI scene detection, dual-LED flash, full HD 1080p video recordingFront: 32MP AI snapper with 1/2.80-inch sensor, 0.8μm pixel size and f/2.25 aperture. Main: 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (phase detection auto focus), AI scene detection, dual-LED flash, full HD 1080p video recordingFront: 8MP selfie snapper with AI Portrait mode, AI beauty 4.0, palm shutter NetworkDual 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)Dual 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) 2GB + 16GB: Rs 7,9993GB + 32GB: Rs 8,999 Processor14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPU14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPU After weeks of speculations, Xiaomi announced new selfie-camera oriented phone Redmi Y3 and also a pocket-friendly Redmi 7 in New Delhi.The new Redmi Y3 and the Redmi 7 share similar design language. They come with dot-notch display design, which is now the industry standard from flagship phones. With this change, the display is wider and with HD+ resolution, people will have a good time watching videos with less obstruction. It also features 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 series shield, which not only adds value to the aesthetics of the exterior outlook but also protects the screen from damage during the accidental drop.Furthermore, they come with P2i certification, meaning the devices can easily survive water splashes and also rain. On the back, it features, glossy shell with finger sensor in the middle and dual camera 12MP+2MP sensors on the back. Xiaomi Redmi Y3 launched in IndiaRedmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)Under-the-hood, both the Xioami phones come packed with 14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor, Android Pie-based MIUI 10 OS, 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 512GB storage via microSD card) and a 4,000mAh battery, which is enough to keep the phone running for more than a day under mixed usage.Both the devices come with the same primary dual-camera on the back. They boast 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), AI scene detection, dual-LED flash, full HD 1080p video recording.The only difference between the two is the front camera. The Redmi Y3 comes with 32MP AI snapper with the 1/2.80-inch sensor, 0.8μm pixel size and f/2.25 aperture. Xiaomi Redmi 7 launched in IndiaRedmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)The new Redmi Y3 will come two configurations—3GB RAM + 32GB storage & 4GB RAM + 64GB storage—for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively. It will be up for sale on Amazon, and Mi Home Stores starting from April 30. As part of the launch offer, Airtel customers can claim additional 1120GB 4G data and unlimited calling on the new Redmi Y3.On the other hand, the Redmi 7 will be offered in two options—2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB—for Rs 7,999 and Rs 8,999, respectively. The sale will go live on Amazon, and Mi Home from April 29, 12:00 pm onwards. Customers will have the three colour options to choose—Eclipse Black, Comet Blue, Lunar Red.Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7:ModelModelXiaomi Redmi Y3Xiaomi Redmi Y3Xiaomi Redmi 7Xiaomi Redmi 7ModelDisplayXiaomi Redmi Y36.26-inch HD+ (1520x720p) with 2.5D curved glass shield, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protectionAspect ratio: 19:9Brightness: 84% NTSC Colour GamutXiaomi Redmi 76.26-inch HD+ (1520x720p) with 2.5D curved glass shield, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protectionAspect ratio: 19:9Brightness: 84% NTSC Colour GamutModelOSXiaomi Redmi Y3Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10Xiaomi Redmi 7Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10ModelProcessorXiaomi Redmi Y314nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPUXiaomi Redmi 714nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPUModelRAM + StorageXiaomi Redmi Y33GB + 32GB4GB + 64GB-expandable up to 512GB via microSD cardXiaomi Redmi 72GB + 16GB3GB + 32GB-expandable up to 512GB via microSD cardModelCameraXiaomi Redmi Y3Main: 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), AI scene detection, dual-LED flash, full HD 1080p video recordingFront: 32MP AI snapper with 1/2.80-inch sensor, 0.8μm pixel size and f/2.25 aperture.Xiaomi Redmi 7Main: 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (phase detection auto focus), AI scene detection, dual-LED flash, full HD 1080p video recordingFront: 8MP selfie snapper with AI Portrait mode, AI beauty 4.0, palm shutterModelBatteryXiaomi Redmi Y34,000mAhXiaomi Redmi 74,000mAhModelNetworkXiaomi Redmi Y3Dual 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)Xiaomi Redmi 7Dual 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)ModelAdd-onsXiaomi Redmi Y3Three dedicated slots ( SIM-1 + SIM-2 + microSD card), fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, FM radioXiaomi Redmi 7Three dedicated slots ( SIM-1 + SIM-2 + microSD card), fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, FM radioModelDimensionsXiaomi Redmi Y3158.65 x 7.43 x 8.47 mmXiaomi Redmi 7158.65 x 7.43 x 8.47 mmModelWeightXiaomi Redmi Y3180gXiaomi Redmi 7180gModelColoursXiaomi Redmi Y3Black/Blue/RedXiaomi Redmi 7Eclipse Black/Comet Blue/Lunar RedModelPriceXiaomi Redmi Y33GB RAM+ 32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,999Xiaomi Redmi 72GB + 16GB: Rs 7,9993GB + 32GB: Rs 8,999 ColoursBlack/Blue/RedEclipse Black/Comet Blue/Lunar Red Price Add-onsThree dedicated slots ( SIM-1 + SIM-2 + microSD card), fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, FM radioThree dedicated slots ( SIM-1 + SIM-2 + microSD card), fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, FM radio RAM + Storagelast_img read more

Doctor Ethan is planning to help students to get into Med School

first_imgMedicine is considered to be one of the noblest and toughest professions of all. While millions of students dream of pursuing it across the world, only a fraction make it. Getting into medical school, surviving the workload and exams, and then completing years of specialist training is not for the faint-hearted. A 21-year-old BMedSci student from Nottingham University, ‘Doctor Ethan’ understands the struggles of medical students and wants to do everything in his power to help them.Born in Birmingham, UK, Ethan Robert Gary Smallwood has always been passionate about medicine. “Medicine was an easy career to choose. I’d always excelled at sciences from secondary school, and I was fascinated by how the human body was so complex. Furthermore, becoming a doctor is such a rewarding profession; being able to help vulnerable and sick patients every day and improving their quality of life is such a privilege,” shares Doctor Ethan.Not only is he diligent and wanting to make a difference in the lives of people, but he’s also extremely curious about the various conditions and genetic disorders that exist and wants to contribute towards their remedies. “The variety in medicine is unrivalled. Being able to work with hundreds of conditions from genetic disorders to cancer and working with athletes to the elderly and newborns, I’m very much looking forward to graduation in 2021 where I can begin my career as a doctor,” he adds.The student of Nottingham University UK is a doctor in the making and also an Instagram influencer with over 100k followers! Through social media, Doctor Ethan tries to give his followers a glimpse of his life as a medical student—the struggles and the joys he experiences. He has already been leveraging Instagram to make medicine more interactive for his followers to great effect, and now Doctor Ethan is also starting a YouTube channel later this year. Through his channel—The Student Doctor—he wants to provide aspiring doctors an insight into the life of medicine and teach them how to apply at medical schools to get accepted successfully.”Getting into medical school is one of the toughest things an aspiring doctor has to do. It wasn’t exactly an easy journey for me either, and I end up wondering at times, what if I had more guidance from someone who was already in school? I think I can share my experience with the world so that they can learn from my victories and also from my mistakes,” states Ethan.Even though Ethan is on his way to becoming a doctor, he’s one of liveliest people you will ever come across. He documents his travels across the world for his followers on Instagram and uses innovative ways of making medicine more approachable and fun for them. Through social media, Doctor Ethan is not only sharing his journey but is also attempting to inspire thousands of aspiring medical students out there to go for their dreams.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Police implicates man for not paying toll

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationMembers of Shyampur police station have implicated a person in a political case filed under the Special Powers Act, for failing to pay ‘toll’ of Tk 200,000, alleges his family.The victim, Kabir Hossain, is owner of a salvage yard and resident of Jurain in the capital. There had previously been no cases against him, the family said.“He hasn’t committed any crime. He was not involved in politics. He is now in jail for not paying toll to police,” said one of the relatives to Prothom Alo.The relative, on condition of anonymity, went to meet Kabir at Keraniganj central jail on Wednesday.Police detained Kabir Hossain on 7 February, on the eve of the verdict against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case, and showed him a fugitive accused in the case filed on 25 May 2017.The relative said, on 7 February night, law enforcers in plainclothes went to Kabir’s house in Jurain. A person, introducing himself as Kabir’s friend, said Kabir borrowed some money from another person but was not returning the money. He has come to mediate the matter.“Kabir told the person that there was no problem. He will pay the money in instalments.”Later, the plainclothes police called him outside. As soon as he came outside, members of Shyampur police station took him to the police station. Kabir’s brother Tarique Hossain also went with him, the relative added.Police beat the two brothers up and demanded Tk 200,000. Later, the law enforcement released Tarique after he had paid Tk 20,000, the relative said.“We have heard from local people that my brother commented and shared photos on Facebook in favour of BNP chairperson [Khaleda Zia],” Kabir’s sister Lucky Begum told Prothom Alo.She however said she never heard her brother had any Facebook account.Kabir’s brother Tarique Hossain is a hawker and their father is a day labourer. The three earning members run their family with their meagre income.Since his arrest, Kabir’s siblings have sold their mother’s gold jewellery, pawned the rest of the family valuables, to meet expenses of a lawyer.Shyampur police station officer-in-charge Mizanur Rahman told Prothom Alo, “His name is not in the case statement. So what? The statement contains only four-five names. Maybe he is an unnamed accused, who remained fugitive.”The OC also declined allegations of extortion.last_img read more

Four arrests for supplying cannabis

first_imgFour men aged 32, 29, 33 and 20 were arrested in Limassol on Tuesday in connection with the possession of over 300 grammes of cannabis.The four men were in an establishment managed by the 32-year-old when during a police search officers found an undisclosed amount of cash on the 32-year-old and a gram of cannabis on the 29-year-old. A 20-year-old man who was there, was also arrested.They also found on the premises 20 grammes of cannabis, a precision scale, a sum of cash and traces of white powder that appeared to be cocaine.The 33-year-old who was also in the shop, tried to escape on foot but was caught minutes later. Along the way, he reportedly dropped a bag containing 225grammes of cannabis and a further 82 grammes in smaller bags. Further police searches uncovered over 15 additional grammes of cannabis.The four suspects are being investigated for illegal possession and supply of drugs, conspiracy to commit a felony and money laundering.  You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more