EMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Emergency Preparedness forSeniors During a disaster, seniors can be among the most vulnerable.Being prepared can help reduce the fear, panic, and inconveniencethat surrounds a disaster and can make coping easier. Forseniors, being prepared takes some extra planning. Seniors who live independently have more responsibility forthemselves than do seniors living in special-care facilities.With a little awareness and preparation, all seniors can beprepared to protect themselves from the unexpected. Theunexpected may be a power outage, severe weather forcing them tostay in or an accident in the home. A few easy steps can make abig difference. Deborah Naugler, director of Occupational Safety and Protectionat Northwood, recommends having emergency phone numberstaped to the fridge or close to the phone. She says 911 should becalled first in an emergency where the ambulance, fire or policeare needed. “Seniors should also know the name and phone numberof a neighbour, friend or relative who lives close by and who canhelp in an emergency,” said Ms. Naugler. Seniors are also encouraged to contact their local fire or policedepartment administration offices to let officials know that theylive alone and to arrange for someone to check on them during anemergency. These phone numbers can be found in the white pages oflocal phone books. Having important information readily available is crucial andwill make communicating easier during an emergency. Informationsuch as name, next of kin, family doctor and all medicationstaken should be included. This information should be kept on apiece of paper either on the back of the door, near the telephoneor on the refrigerator. Seniors are encouraged to have a few extra items on hand, such asblankets, groceries and medication. A loss of power can mean lossof heat. Seniors, who are often cold, will need extra blankets tostay comfortable. To help plan for an emergency, seniors can ask themselves a fewquestions. Do I have enough medication to last another week or month? Could I survive a few days without power, based on what’s in my kitchen? Do I have someone to check on me in case my phone is down and I can’t leave my house? EMO offers some tips for all Nova Scotians to ensure that seniorsare safe when a disaster strikes: If you have home health-care service, plan ahead with your agency for emergency procedures; Teach those who may need to assist you in an emergency how to operate necessary equipment and be sure they will be able to reach you. “It’s really about neighbours helping neighbours duringemergencies,” says Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for the Emergency Measures Act. “With a little extra planning all NovaScotians can be better prepared for emergencies.” Mr. Fage encourages all Nova Scotians to have items on hand thatare useful in an emergency. These include a flashlight and extrabatteries, a battery-operated radio, a first-aid kit, a manualcan opener, bottled water and non-perishable food that doesn’thave to be cooked. “Everyone should work out a plan that fits their needs and thatis simple to implement,” says Mr. Fage. “Taking the time toprepare for emergencies can make a big difference.” “Even if you have physical limitations, you can still prepareyourself,” says Mr. Fage. EMO offers these tips: Finally, practice and review your emergency plan. You shouldpractice the plan at least two or three times a year. Emergency Preparedness Week takes place May 2-8 withparticipation from every province and territory. This year’stheme is Prepare Now! Learn How! For more information on beingprepared, visit the Nova Scotia Emergency Measures Organization’swebsite at www.gov.ns.ca/emo/. -30- include seniors who live near by in your emergency plan; have their phone numbers and emergency contact numbers on hand; meet with them to discuss any medical issues that may be of importance during an emergency.
New Delhi: Indian boxers are currently on an exposure tour to Italy, Ireland and Korea as part of their preparation for the upcoming tournaments, including the World Championships to be held later in the year. A bilateral training camp and series of friendly matches were held against the Italian team, while top boxers are undergoing training in Belfast currently along with boxers from six top European nations as part of the 15-day long exposure trip which will end on June 12. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunThe objective of this exposure camp is to help Indian boxers gain valuable experience as they spar with elite boxers from USA, Germany, Holland, Romania, Italy and host Ireland. Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal said: “We had a stint in Italy before coming here, in Belfast. Here, in the past couple of days, we had some great opportunity to study some of the top boxers of these elite teams and take stalk individually on the areas that we need to improve upon. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up”We are closely working with the coaches and working to improve and develop our game physically and mentally,” added Amit, who won the gold medallist at India Open recently. Another team of 35 boxers, comprising 20 men and 15 women pugilists, are currently in Incheon, Korea for a week-long joint training camp. With major boxing championships coming up next month in Thailand & Indonesia, these exposure opportunities will be critical for India’s medal hopes.
New Delhi: After a commanding win over Mumbai in their opening game of the season, Delhi Capitals lost to Chennai by six wickets on Tuesday and head coach Ricky Ponting feels that the team cannot over rely on Rishabh Pant, and the other batsmen too need to rise to the challenge of playing smart cricket. “We can’t expect Rishabh to play like he did in Mumbai every day. Nobody can go out and get 78 off 20 odd balls everyday. It was just Rishabh though. Colin Ingram had an opportunity as did Shreyas (Iyer). So yeah, in an ideal world we would have liked Shikhar Dhawan to have scored a little bit quicker, but we could see it was difficult for him. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He hurt his ankle as well while batting. His usual running between the wickets was also hampered. We need to sit down and discuss how we can play smart with our cricket on this wicket. It is the backend of our innings that I was most disappointed with,” he said. Skipper Iyer too accepted that the batsmen found the going tough on a Kotla wicket that was its usual self — slow and low. “For the new batsman, the pitch was really tough. I usually don’t have trouble starting against spinners but today it was turning and holding up. Our best batter Rishabh Pant also found it tough. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”The wicket was slow and that’s why I decided to bat first. We were 10-15 runs short. I wouldn’t blame the batting,” Iyer said. He also said that there were a lot of positives to take home from the game against Chennai as this is just the start of the season. “We could have restricted them in the powerplay. There are a lot of games remaining and this is just the beginning. Lots of positive to take out from this match,” he added.
Addressing the Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet said that the “status of CPA implementation remains a mixed picture of slow but continuing progress and a number of major outstanding challenges.”He reported that no major ceasefire violations have occurred in the reporting period, with the overall security situation calm in Southern Sudan and transitional areas, including Abyei, which lies in an oil-rich area near the north-south boundary.“The parties have a common interest in keeping the CPA on track, as neither can afford to return to armed conflict,” Mr. Mulet said at the open meeting, adding that the sides cooperate on many issues and interact daily in government and security institutions.“Nevertheless, they continue to postpone and delay the implementation of the more difficult aspects of the CPA.”Polls are one of the pact’s benchmarks, and in spite of the passing of an electoral law this July, few positive steps have been made in other areas, such as the formation of bodies to register political parties.In a visit to the vast country last month, Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, met with Southern Sudanese officials in Juba, who acknowledged that it is necessary to set a date for elections with the National Congress Party.Meanwhile, the NCP said that it expects the polls to take place before the July 2009 deadline.“However, this target date falls in the middle of the rainy season, during which the preparation and holding of elections would be near impossible,” Mr. Mulet said.Large numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been returning to their homes, and the humanitarian focus is now shifting to recovery and development.“At the same time, however, there is an urgent need to focus on the issues that will enable the parties to reach the referendum and ensure stability post-2011,” he stressed, referring to the exercise of the people of Abyei and Southern Sudan of their right of self-determination to vote for unity or separation.The official underscored the importance of international assistance, especially in the fields of disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating parties, as well as human rights. 5 November 2008Progress is being made in putting into place the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the long-running north-south civil war in Sudan, but obstacles such as the holding of elections remain, a senior United Nations official said today.
A statement issued by a spokesman for the Secretary-General said the raids have already killed at least 12 people in the course of yesterday and today, including a four-year-old girl shot in the chest and a young American peace activist run over by a bulldozer. “He sends his deepest condolences to the families of the innocent victims,” Fred Eckhard said.The spokesman added that the Secretary-General is “especially troubled that Israel appears to be flouting a central tenet of international humanitarian law, which requires it to take all possible measures to protect the civilian population during military operations.”
Several gunshots fired during the course of a robbery caused two cutlass-wielding bandits to drop some of the loot and flee the scene after robbing a pump attendant in Berbice.The incident occurred at the Sookpaul Service Station of Springlands, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Thursday morning.According to reports, the two cutlass-wielding bandits approached the pump attendant and relieved him of approximately $45,000 in cash. The duo then proceeded to fill their bags with commodities from the coolers nearby.However, several gunshots rang out a short distance away from the gas station, startling the bandits.Inews understands that the robbery was recorded on CCTV cameras and one of the gas station’s owners, who is a licensed firearm holder, responded by discharging several rounds in the air.This resulted in the bandits immediately dropping the bags with the items they removed from the coolers and disappearing. They, however, escaped with the stolen money.The matter was reported and after reviewing the surveillance footage, Police arrested several persons who were taken into custody and are assisting with the investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUpdate: killed bandit was ex Prison officer, injured accomplice checks into GPHCAugust 29, 2017In “Crime”Bandit killed in botched robbery identified as 35-yr-old Ann’s Grove residentFebruary 26, 2016In “Crime”5 arrested for pump attendant robberyAugust 27, 2017In “Crime”
A Police constable is now in hot water after he reportedly crashed a vessel belonging to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) into two private boats on Sunday along the Canje River, Berbice.Based on reports received, the constable might have been under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place. As a result of the collusion, the two private boats reportedly sank.INews understands that the constable presented himself to the Central Police Station, New Amsterdam on Sunday and requested fuel for a trip that was planned for today.It was after collecting the fuel the accident occurred. In light of the collision, this online publication understands that the said constable captained another boat to transport several ranks into the Berbice River for official duties earlier today.An investigation is reportedly underway. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDrunken cop reportedly slams Police boat into private vessels; probe launchedSeptember 17, 2019In “latest news”Police constable dies after losing control of carNovember 18, 2018In “latest news”GGDMA calls for CoI into miner’s deathAugust 15, 2018In “Business”
FLSmidth has launched a downtime analysis solution designed to increase plant uptime by identifying the causes of plant and equipment failures.“Unplanned downtime costs businesses billions of dollars each year globally. For cement and mining customers, the impact of plant and equipment failures can be enormous: production stoppages and reduced productivity. That’s why FLSmidth have developed ECS/UptimeGo, a downtime analysis solution to help plant staff identify the issues that interrupt the operation, and prevent unwanted future downtime.”Real-time dashboards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) enable the measurement of the real impact of machine failures interrupting the production. In addition, ECS/UptimeGo provides Pareto charts and the ability to monitor maintenance and reliability KPIs to give operators the fullest possible picture of a downtime event and its causes. “Having this information is vital in correcting the causes of stoppages, increasing asset utilisation and return on assets.”Mikael Lindholm, FLSmidth Chief Digital Officer, says: “ECS/UptimeGo shows how FLSmidth uses digital technologies and practical experience to further enhance the productivity of cement and mining customers.”ECS/UptimeGo can be integrated with existing process control systems and can be paired with FLSmidth ECS/ControlCenter for an automated process to gather all production stoppages. It also features a user-friendly graphic interface that allows operators to have all the information they need to fully document and analyse stoppages.“We’ve designed ECS/UptimeGo with users in mind. This software is intuitive to use and will be quickly mastered by users,” says King Becerra, FLSmidth Global Product Line Manager, Digitalization. By allowing businesses to significantly reduce the frequency of unplanned downtime, ECS/UptimeGo delivers a productivity gain to operations that will cover for the cost of the software many times over.
Who makes a better Galaxy S4, Samsung or Google? Ever since the Google Play edition S4 was announced at Google IO, that’s been the big question. If you’re a fan of the vanilla Android experience, the answer is crystal clear.Despite an early reputation as a routine update to the Galaxy line, Samsung did a lot of potentially interesting things with the Galaxy S4. There’s features available on this phone that aren’t available anywhere else, and even if people find themselves not using the features it is interesting that Samsung is willing to take these risks.The sensors in the Galaxy S4 enabling extra screen sensitivity and eye tracking, the added camera features, multi-window support, and even the IR sensor at the top of the phone are all things that don’t exist in vanilla Android. If you are a fan of those features, you’ll find the Google Play edition of the Galaxy S4 to be lacking. Otherwise, there’s more than a few reasons to consider the Google Play version.There are some not-so-subtle performance differences between the Google Play edition S4 and it’s TouchWiz flavored brother. While both versions of the phone are running Android 4.2.2, you can see just by flicking through the homescreens and the launcher tray that the Google Play S4 is a smoother experience. Despite that Quad Core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM, the TouchWiz UI stutters in places. It’s not a shock when you consider that the TouchWiz ROM with its 58 pre-installed apps and enormous feature set occupies 45% of the total storage in the 16GB model. Compare that to the 13.4GB free and 34 pre-installed apps that you get with the Google Play S4, and it’s not hard to imagine why one would look and feel faster than the other.When directly comparing the launch speed and load times of apps, the Google Play S4 came out on top every time. These are the kinds of differences you’d only notice if you were holding one of each phone in your hand, but when you consider how most smartphones tend to slow down over time, these differences become significant.These are phones that most people will own for at least two years, and in the case of the Google Play S4 is a phone that you have to shell out $650 up front just to get. Granted, if you’re able to stick it on a contract-free T-mobile plan, you end up saving quite a bit of money in the long run, but the bottom line is the same. If you’re comparing raw horsepower, Samsung has demonstrated here that their own software slows things down.The next big compare point, one that wound up being something of a deal-breaker for the HTC One Google Play edition, is the camera. While Google has stripped away the dozens of features that came packed into the S4 camera, including the ability to use the front and rear camera simultaneously, there’s still a 13MP camera inside this phone.The Google Play S4 camera software is pretty basic, and very simple to use. When comparing the auto shooting modes and the HDR shooting modes, there were very few differences between the photos. Samsung’s post processing handles colors slightly differently than Google, but not enough that you’d notice unless you were really looking at the two photos side by side. They both take great pictures, and there’s no appreciable difference in how long it takes one to focus over the other or how quickly the photos are stored. Even in HDR mode, it seemed to take the two cameras just about the same amount of time to process the images. The same goes for the front facing camera, which seemed just about identical.Battery performance and radio performance are the other big points worth comparing between these two phones, especially considering Google and Samsung use completely different implementations for some of the wireless radios. Bluetooth is a big sore spot for the Google Play S4, since it lacks the Bluetooth 4.0 profiles that are included in the TouchWiz variant. We already know, however, that this is fixed in an upcoming update. WiFi is identical, even when connected to 802.11 ac equipment. When accessing T-Mobile’s LTE network, the Google Play S4 could routinely access between 12-14mb down while the TouchWiz version of the same phone on the same network would only be able to reach 10mb down in speed tests.When comparing the battery life of these two devices, I found very little difference in most activities. When there were measurable differences, the TouchWiz version was slightly better with battery life. Both phones offer great battery life, easily 10 hours in most use cases, but Samsung is clearly using something that Google isn’t in order to improve battery life during resource heavy operations. The difference is roughly an hour in a whole day of performing the exact same tasks, which wouldn’t be noticeable in most use cases.In many ways, the Google Play S4 is the proof Android fans have been looking for. When you remove the carrier bloat, the features that you were only going to use once, and the confusing modifications to the Android OS, you can still have a really great phone on great hardware. The Galaxy S4 trumps the Nexus 4 in every way, save for software. As it turns out, when you take that Nexus style software and apply it to flagship phones, you get exactly what users who know enough to ask have been asking for.
Feb 25th 2019, 4:28 PM 9 Comments Emiliano Sala: Plane wreckage found in three parts at depth of 68m, investigators say An interim report into the fatal crash has been released. Share49 Tweet Email 28,856 Views https://jrnl.ie/4512402 Short URL Monday 25 Feb 2019, 4:28 PM The wreckage of the place was found at a depth of 68 metres. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP The wreckage of the place was found at a depth of 68 metres. Image: AAIB Image: AAIB THE PLANE CARRYING footballer Emiliano Sala that crashed in the English Channel was found in three parts, British investigators have said.An interim report has recorded that the main body of the plane was in three parts, held together by electrical and flying control cables.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has also said that the plane did not have a commercial licence, but would have been allowed as a “private” flight in which costs are shared between pilot and passenger.“The basis on which the passenger was being carried on N264DB has not yet been established but, previously, the pilot had carried passengers on the basis of cost sharing,” the AAIB said in an interim report.Pilot David Ibbotson was flying Sala to his new Premier League club Cardiff City from his previous side in Nantes in France on 21 January when the accident happened.Football agents Willie and Mark McKay, father and son, were hired by Nantes to secure the transfer.Speaking to The Times, Willie McKay has said that Mark arranged the flight, just as he had organised several flights for brokers of the deal in previous weeks.The plane, a Piper PA-46 Malibu from 1984, was registered in the US, according to the report.The investigators also said that since the pilot’s logbook and licence were not recovered, it was unclear whether Ibbotson was authorised to fly at night.The report said the plane took off at 19.15 hours.At 19.58, Jersey air traffic control asked the pilot if the plant’s altimeter was working because the radar indicated it was flying lower than it should have been.The weather radar at the time showed “a band of showers, some heavy, passing through the area”.At 20.02 the pilot requested clearance to descend.The controller asked if the plane required another descent to which the pilot responded: “Negative, just avoided a patch there, but back on heading five thousand feet.”At 20.12, Ibbotson did request a further descent.The plane then descended twice and ascended twice before disappearing from the radar. Source: Air Accidents Investigation Branch/YouTubeThe wreckage was found on the seabed at a depth of approximately 68 metres, the report said, as investigators released fresh pictures of the plane.“The aircraft was extensively damaged, and the main body of the aircraft was in three parts held together by electrical and flying control cables,” it said.“The engine had disconnected from the cockpit areas, and the rear section of the fuselage had broken away from the forward section adjacent to the trailing edge of the wing.”The report said two seat cushions, an arm rest and what may have been a piece of fuselage washed up on the French coast, while a seat cushion was found on Jersey.The aircraft was not fitted with black box data and voice recorders and was not required to be.Sala’s body was recovered from the submerged wreckage on 7 February.© – AFP 2019
Disque dur : Intel déplore un manque à gagner d’un milliard de dollars Le fabricant Intel va accuser de lourdes pertes financières dues aux inondations survenues en Thaïlande cet été. Car le pays est un grand producteur mondial de disques durs.Les inondations estivales survenues en Thaïlande ont des répercussions sur les ventes de matériel informatique dans le monde. C’est particulièrement la fabrication de disques durs qui a touché cette économie, comme le relate PC Inpact. Intel affirme même que le chiffre d’affaire du quatrième trimestre 2011 de l’entreprise pourrait présenter un manque à gagner d’1 milliard de dollars par rapport à l’an passé.La mise sur le marché d’un nombre moindre de disques durs signifie pour Intel une baisse de vente d’ordinateurs et donc de processeurs et de chipsets. C’est plus exactement une baisse prévisionnelle des ventes pour le début de l’exercice 2011 qui devrait toucher Intel, comme le redoute le fabricant.AMD, Acer, Asus, Apple, Western Digital ou encore Seagate devraient être touchés par la pénurie de disques durs neufs en provenance de la Thaïlande. A noter que cette baisse importante de la production n’affecte pas la vente de disques SSD.Le 19 décembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert
I believe the children are our future. Just maybe not this particular child…A blindfolded teen crashed her car into another vehicle last week while doing the “Bird Box challenge.”Popular on social media, the dare requires people to blindfold themselves—like the characters in Netflix’s post-apocalyptic film—while doing everyday activities.Based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel of the same name, Bird Box follows a woman (Sandra Bullock) and two children who must keep their eyes covered to avoid supernatural entities that cause people who see them to die by suicide.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>What began as a sanctioned challenge in which Twitch streamers played video games blindfolded has turned into a global Internet meme. In response, Netflix has released warnings to customers, urging them to stay safe.“We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl [the movie’s unnamed children] have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes,” the streaming service tweeted early this month.A 17-year-old in Utah, should have listened to that advice before she pulled a hat over her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway.“She ended up losing control of her car and skidded into the westbound lanes … and hit another car and ended up hitting a light pole as well,” Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman told CNN affiliate KSL.No injuries were reported; the teen, driving a pickup truck, and her 16-year-old passenger have not yet been identified. Before you attempt the #BirdBoxChallenge watch this (and wait to the end!). pic.twitter.com/HcDJXHGdrw— CSP Public Affairs (@CSP_News) January 3, 2019Want to see what all the fuss is about? Stream Bird Box—starring Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, BD Wong, Jacki Weaver, and Tom Hollander—on Netflix.More on Geek.com:‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Publisher Sues Netflix Over TrademarksAmazon’s IMDb Launches Free Movie and TV Streaming ServiceNetflix Reveals 2018’s Most-Binged Movies and TV Shows Stay on target Netflix Pulls Real-Life Rail Tragedy Clips From ‘Bird Box’Netflix Allegedly Used Real-Life Train Derailment Footage in ‘Bird Box’ Bird Box Challenge while driving…predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries. pic.twitter.com/4DvYzrmDA2— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) January 11, 2019Colorado police are taking precautions against similar incidents, warning drivers in advance.“Inevitably, somebody’s going to do the monumentally stupid thing that is driving while blindfolded,” a State Patrol officer said in a video message. “We shouldn’t have to say this, but we’re gonna: Don’t drive blindfolded.”
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino isn’t too worried about Christian Eriksen’s contract talks following their 3-0 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday nightThe Danish playmaker played a starring role for Spurs by setting the tempo for their rapid counter-attacks in the first half and scored the second goal of the match.Eriksen has now managed four goals and seven assists in 18 Premier League appearances for Spurs, who sit second in the standings for the time being.The 26-year-old’s contract at the London club will expire in June 2020 with Real Madrid having been linked with a move for Eriksen along with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.But Pochettino is staying calm over the situation, despite rumours going about that a new deal is far from being agreed on right now.“I don’t have news,” said Pochettino, according to Fox Sports.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The phrase is, ‘No news is good news’. In that case, I don’t know. No news is good news.”Harry Kane and Son Heung-min also found the net to give Spurs a 3-0 lead in the opening 26 minutes of the game.But French midfielder Moussa Sissoko was the one to earn praise from Pochettino afterwards.“I think one of his strengths is his physical condition,” Pochettino said. “Of course, he’s doing a fantastic job for the team.“I think we are so happy and so pleased. That is what you expect from a player when he signs, to step up and show their quality and in the way he’s playing. It’s very good news for Tottenham.”Spurs will next face Tranmere in the FA Cup on Friday.
Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Smartphone Ownership Continues to GrowWhile device preferences are consistently changing, there has been steady growth in the number of American adults acquiring smartphones. A majority of the American adult population now owns a smartphone of some kind, with 56 percent of those surveyed now adopting some kind of smartphone. That number represents a 21 percent increase over the last two years.“Every major demographic group experienced significant year-to-year growth in smartphone ownership between 2012 and 2013, although seniors—defined as those 65 and older—continue to exhibit relatively low adoption levels compared with other demographic groups,” the report says. “Younger adults—regardless of income level—are very likely to be smartphone owners.”About 79 percent of those aged 18-24 now own a smartphone, and 81 percent of those aged 25-34 do as well. Women are slightly less likely to own a smartphone, with 53 percent of female adults reporting they do, compared to 59 percent of men. Though the struggle for market dominance between Android and Apple continues to rage on, it seems the former has won the latest battle in the war of scale. According to a new report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, there are currently more Andorid cellphone owners than there are iPhone owners.Android owners now represent 28 percent of all cell owners, while iPhone owners now represent 25 percent of the cell owner population. Ownership of Android devices has consistently outpaced iPhone, though the gap seems to be growing—in February 2012, 19 percent of cell owners said their device was an iPhone, with 20 percent saying they owned an Android.As Android and Apple products continue to gain market share, Blackberry and Windows phones continue to lose dominance. The proportion of cell owners who say they own a Blackberry device has fallen from 10 percent in May 2011 to just 4 percent in this most recent survey. Similarly, Windows’ share has fallen from 2 percent to 1 percent during the same period.
New Delhi: After revoking Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir in a seamless manner and the security dragnet in the erstwhile state not resulting in a single bullet being fired, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun to focus on the beleaguered economy haemorrhaging in an ugly manner. In his meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team, Modi has argued for quick alleviation measures. With the FPI surcharge causing cataclysmic corrections in the capital markets, the BSE Sensex has seen a drop of 8 per cent since early June, accentuated after the Budget speech which imposed the tax, and the Prime Minister is reportedly concerned about disinvestment receipts which are contingent on a stable equity market. Also Read – Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance Advertise With Us While the Parliament has passed the Finance Bill and tweaking it now will have to see an extraordinary measure, the Finance Ministry has reportedly sought the Law Ministry’s view on how to overhaul it. Section 119 of the IT Act which allows grandfathering is one option. Bringing an ordinance is another, but the former is a far better option. Sector-specific sops could be on the anvil as early as this weekend; the auto and realty sectors are in shambles, consumption patterns after a 10-year glut have fallen off the cliff, the savings rate is at a multi-year low and overall slowdown fears are rampant with almost all metrics in the negative or having seen huge deceleration. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The January-March quarter GDP has slowed down to 5.8 per cent, the lowest in five years, which has caused pain points to emerge all across the economic vector. While the Finance Ministry mandarins did make a presentation on these pain points, the Prime Minister is clear that he wants the economy to be kick-started. The revival package though doesn’t have much room to manoeuvre given the needle on the fiscal deficit and the lack of readily available resources. However, a broad sweep of what can be expected will be on the following lines: Advertise With Us * The Prime Minister agrees that there is a strong need for the growth revival and the government will go to any extend to jumpstart the somnolent economy. * The government strongly believes that a vibrant capital market is a must to achieve its divestment target. * The proposed surcharge on the FPIs to be reversed through tweaking as it has done incalculable damage. * Long-term capital gain tax to be enhanced to 3 years. * Slowdown in the auto sector is serious, resulting in job losses for which the government is concerned. GST rate could be slashed to 18 per cent across all auto segments. Further, lower registration and road tax levies may provide an additional cushion as the festival season kicks in. * A one-time stimulus package for real estate developers is on the anvil since both auto and realty sectors are job providers.
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers walk at a check post near the India and Pakistan border on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border on 1 March, 2019. Photo: AFPThousands of Indians, some waving flags and singing, gathered Friday to give a hero’s welcome to an air force pilot due to be returned across the border after being shot down by Pakistan.Islamabad’s “peace gesture” of freeing wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman comes after tensions with New Delhi over Kashmir escalated this week to their highest level in years.The fighter pilot of 16 years’ experience from Chennai has emerged as the face of the latest standoff, which has seen the nuclear-armed rivals exchange rare aerial raids.Abhinandan’s parents were given a standing ovation by fellow passengers as they boarded a flight to Amritsar near the Wagah border crossing to welcome their son.The highly symbolic Wagah crossing point, where the handover is due to take place, is famed for hosting colourful rival ceremonies by Indian and Pakistani soldiers each day at sundown.Patriotic spectators fill stadium-style stands on each side to cheer as goosestepping troops bring down their national flags in elaborate, competing performances.On Friday, thousands of people had crowded in early to get a glimpse of Abhinandan, clutching sweets and garlands as they waited for his return, an AFP reporter said.”Pakistan should learn its lesson. The film is not over yet. (prime minister Narendra) Modi will teach them a lesson,” one man at Wagah told Indian television.A group of schoolchildren brandished a painting of the pilot, along with saffron, white and green Indian flags and placards reading: “Hope for peace between India & Pakistan” and “Thank you Imran Khan”, referring to Pakistan’s prime minister.An old man with a white beard banged a drum as groups of young men sang and danced.”We are very happy that the hero of our country is coming back. We have come here to support him,” another spectator who came to the Wagah border with his family told the ABP news channel.- Hero status -After Abhinandan was shot down on Wednesday in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft, purported footage that went viral showed him being beaten by locals before Pakistani soldiers intervened.A video released by the Pakistani military later showed Abhinandan sipping tea, his face swollen and sporting bruises but otherwise collected and calm.His polite refusal to proffer more details than necessary — “I am sorry major, I am not supposed to tell you this” — won him particular sympathy in India.His father, a retired air force officer, told the Times of India newspaper, “Just look at the way he talked so bravely… a true soldier… we are proud of him.”Social media has been abuzz with #GivebackAbhinandan and #Abhinandanmyhero hashtags elevating the pilot to national hero status.Diplomatic sources said they expected Abhinandan to be handed over to India at around 3.00-4.00pm (1000-1100 GMT).Abhinandan was captured a day after Indian fighter planes bombed what India said was a militant camp in Pakistan, in retaliation for a suicide bombing in Kashmir on February 14 that killed 40 paramilitaries.He was among the fighter pilots scrambled to repel a Pakistani incursion over the border the next day.
While they haven’t suffered the way fans of F-Zero, Mother, or countless other forgotten Nintendo franchises have suffered, the past few years have been pretty tough for folks who enjoy the magnificent Metroid series. 2010’s Metroid: Other M, while underrated, wasn’t the franchise’s best showing. Last year’s Metroid Prime: Federation Force was a fine, if insubstantial, multiplayer spin-off, but it definitely wasn’t what fans of the single-player-heavy series were looking for after years silence. Well listen up because with Metroid: Samus Returns the Metroid you want is back, and I recently got to play it.The subtitle Samus Returns has two meanings. It’s the first time we’ve seen the iconic armored sci-fi bounty hunter in years. It also clues us in that this is a remake of the 1991 Game Boy game Metroid II: Return of Samus (not to be confused with shuttered fan project Another Metroid 2 Remake). But since that game was made for such ancient hardware, it’s been totally reimagined on the 3DS. You’ll still pick up familiar items like the sticky Spider Ball as you systematically slaughter the Metroid species one by one. However, new ideas from later entries like Super Metroid have also been incorporated.Exploring through the catacombs of planet SR388, jumping and blasting and rolling, feels fantastic. The 2D sidescrolling action-adventure feels like Metroid. You’d think that would be a given but the developers at MercurySteam failed to recreate the charms of 2D Castlevania (a similar genre) with their past 3DS game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate. Fortunately, under the guidance of Metroid mastermind Yoshio Sakamoto, the team seems to have found its footing when it comes to Metroidvanias. Now just let them make an official crossover.Samus Returns also gives Samus a host of new abilities. With the right timing, you can smack back approaching enemies with a quick melee counter. It’s a great, twitchy, satisfying short-range supplement to your long-range arsenal. Conversely, when you have the time, you can also plant your feet to precisely aim in all directions around you. I want to say it feels like Shadow Complex, but that game is just Metroid with less appealing aesthetics and an unfortunate Orson Scott Card connection.Speaking of Shadow Complex, my biggest fear over the idea of a new, official 2D Metroid was how would the series compete in a marketplace in which basically every indie game is 2D Metroid? The new abilities help but Nintendo’s primary answer to this dilemma is Samus herself. She’s a beloved character, one of the strongest and most famous women in gaming, and Samus Returns doubles down on the lore surrounding her and the larger sci-fi Metroid universe. Spoilers for a 26-year-old game (play it on 3DS Virtual Console) but a lot of important stuff happens in Metroid II. Now you can see it play out with slick polygonal graphics and 3D comic book cutscenes, not on the tiny, monochrome green Game Boy screen.My other worry over Metroid as a whole is just how static some fans seem to want it to be. If it doesn’t throw you into a huge, confusing, explorable, interconnected 2D or 3D world full of power-ups you need to progress and with a sense of isolated dread then it doesn’t “count” as a real Metroid game. I love those Metroid games, but a rigid design dogma like that can be stifling. However, whenever Metroid games opt for slightly friendlier, more linear structures, folks get angry and then wonder why the series remains so niche.Samus Returns splits the difference in some pretty smart ways. The dynamic map on the bottom screen lets you mark your own icons for later investigation. Meanwhile, Samus can tap into a limited supply of energy to activate “Aeion” abilities. Some are just passive buffs like increased damage resistance, but the one I used was a scan pulse that revealed nearby secrets. With tools like these, figuring out the dense, sprawling landscape becomes much more manageable without relying on online guides. But veterans can just ignore those powers if they want. With scalable difficulty, everyone can have a good time.Even from my brief playtime, Metroid: Samus Returns looks and plays stellar. Honestly, the most disappointing thing about it is that when it launches on September 15 it’s only coming to the Nintendo 3DS, not the Nintendo Switch (which does offer its own promising Mario-led lineup this fall). MercurySteam ported their last 3DS game to HD systems so maybe they can do it again? It sure would make the wait for Metroid Prime 4 a lot more bearable, that and some tunes by Sammus or Metroid Metal.View as: One Page Slides1/51. Metroid: Samus Returns supports the Samus amiibo and the squishy Metroid amiibo.2. The European special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns is way cooler than its American counterpart.3. At last, 2D sidescrolling Metroid is back with Metroid: Samus Returns.4. Samus returns to planet SR388, the home of Metroids, in this remake of a Game Boy classic. 5. Make use of new features like a smart map and melee countering.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 25 Years Later, How ‘Super Metroid’ Defined a GenreRetro Studios Is Now Making Metroid Prime 4… Eventually Stay on target
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