Atleo mining and energy the new fur trade

first_imgAPTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo says the energy and mining industries represent the “new fur trade” for First Nations communities, according to a report in New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal.“There are about 120 different First Nations agreements with the mining sector, there’s an explosion in the area of the green economy by First Nations with different forms of alternative energy. But First Nations are also involved in traditional, non-renewable resources as well in energy and mining,” said Atleo, according to the newspaper.Atleo was speaking in Fredericton as part of the “Big Thinking” speeches to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.The congress is co-hosted by the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University.Atleo said there was over $300 billion worth of natural resource projects on Indigenous territories, according to the newspaper.“We will have a say,” said Atleo. “We have to get organized about what that looks like. There is a real opportunity to help shape a vision for the future of energy and mining in this country and at the same time, create jobs in our communities.”Atleo’s speech comes in the lead up to the AFN’s Indigenous Summit on Energy and Mining in Niagara Falls, Ont., from June 27 to 29.The summit is being held in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians from the United States and the British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council.The summit will have workshops on clean energy projects, carbon credits and the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.A summit brochure says that there will be presentations from South American Indigenous representatives along with Chinese and German trade officials.last_img read more

An Iqaluit Afghan war vets story

first_imgAPTN National News13 years after the start of the war in Afghanistan, Canada’s military contribution to that effort officially came to an end today.In Ottawa, thousands of people took to parliament hill to honour the 158 men and women who died in Afghanistan and the 40,000 who served.But not everyone was able to make the trip to the nation’s capital for the ceremony.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has one vets story in Iqaluit.last_img

EU court rules taste of food cannot be trademarked

first_imgBRUSSELS — The European Union’s highest court hasn’t fallen under the spell of Dutch witches’ cheese.The European Court of Justice said Tuesday that “the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision of objectivity” and ruled that it is “not eligible for copyright protection.”It was asked for a ruling by a Dutch court seeking advice in a case where Levola, the producer of “Heksenkaas,” or witches’ cheese, wanted its spreadable dip protected from copycats.A competitor had brought “Witte Wievenkaas,” or white women’s cheese, on the market four years ago, and Levola said that cheese dip was a reproduction.Unlike books, movies, songs and the like, the EU’s highest court said the taste of food depends on sensations and experiences, “which are subjective and variable.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

NPSS Senior Alternate students take on social change projects to improve the

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Students at North Peace Secondary School have been getting involved with social change projects as part of the Senior Alternate Program.Personal and Social Development teacher Brenda Birley got her students involved in social change projects as a way of improving the community.Senior Alternate student Chantelle Waughtal says her and another classmate started with an idea to grow a fruit orchard on the school grounds but then realized that the idea of having an orchard could be something larger and more meaningful as a tribute to First Nations culture. “Another classmate and I decided to grow an orchard on our school ground. Our original idea was to have a patch of fruit trees but over time it grew into something much larger and much more meaningful. Now we have a group of people who are going to be growing two garden boxes as a tribute to First Nations culture, as well as the fruit trees.”According to Waughtal, the orchard will contain traditional healing plants, berry bushes, apple trees, cherry trees, and a few other species of plants.The orchard project is made possible by grants from Tree Canada and Pembina Pipelines and is in association with the local First Nations.A tree planting event will be taking place this Wednesday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m. at North Peace Secondary School, with a grand opening of the orchard on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Saudi halts pumping at main pipeline after drone attack

first_imgRiyadh: OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said it had stopped pumping crude oil along a major pipeline Tuesday following a drone attack, hours after Yemen’s Huthi rebels said they had targeted vital Saudi installations. Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said two pumping stations on the pipeline from the oil-rich Eastern Province to the Red Sea had been targeted early Tuesday. The vital pipeline has a capacity of at least five million barrels per day. “Saudi Aramco took precautionary measures and temporarily stopped operation of the pipeline, as it is evaluating the situation and working on restoring the operations of the affected pump station and the pipeline,” Falih said in a statement cited by state news agency SPA. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe 1,200-kilometre pipeline carries crude from Saudi Arabia’s main eastern oil fields to the Red Sea port city of Yanbu in the west. It was created several decades ago as an alternative for Saudi crude exports if the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf were to be closed. The pumping stations reportedly targeted lie west of the capital Riyadh, at Dawadmi and Afeef. Yemen’s Huthi rebels said Tuesday they had attacked several vital Saudi targets with drones. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe reported pipeline attacks came amid spiralling tensions in the Gulf, following a series of mysterious attacks on ships off the coast of the UAE and a major US military deployment to the region. Falih condemned the attacks. “The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf… not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies to the world and the global economy,” he said. “These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran.”last_img read more

Chelsea striker returning to fight for spot

first_imgChelsea Striker Michy Batshuayi is heading back to London to start his pre-season training this weekend.The Belgian forward first ended his summer holiday in style with a jet-ski ride. The striker had extra time off after his World Cup exploits with Belgium. And he will be heading to Cobham, Daily Mail reports.Michy Batshuayi was part of the Belgium squad that won the Bronze medal in Russia and then headed stateside to relax before the season starts.He was pictured dancing and driving Lamborghinis, before going on a thrill-seeking jet-ski ride in Los Angeles.‘End of holidays, let’s get back to work’ Michy Batshuayi wrote alongside the picture, in which he was wearing a yellow life-jacket and a matching pair of Spongebob Squarepants shorts.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Michy Batshuayi spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he was quite prolific in front of goal. However, it’s yet unclear whether he will be sent out again on loan now that Maurizio Sarri is the Chelsea coach.The Belgian forward has been linked to Valencia and Atletico Madrid. It’s been reported that Sarri will block all loan moves as he plans for the forward to be part of his first-team plans this season.Michy Batshuayi’s first-team chances could be better this season, as his competition is a misfiring Alvaro Morata.last_img read more

Altobelli urges to stop Italy experiments

first_imgThe former Italy national team footballer has asked Roberto Mancini to stop after the Azzurri coach changed nine of his ten outfield playersAfter Italy drew 1-1 with Poland, in the inaugural fixture of the UEFA Nations League, coach Roberto Mancini made lots of changes.He changed nine of his ten outfield players for the match against Portugal.And in Lisbon, the Azzurri lost 1-0 to the Portuguese.The 1982 World Cup winner Alessandro ‘Spillo’ Altobelli asked Mancini to stop with this experiments in an open letter on Instagram.“Ciao Roberto. It’s tougher than you thought. Others had passed up on the job because they wanted to find it all organized, but you turned down more money elsewhere,” he wrote.“However, in these two games with Poland and Portugal, you changed, even transformed, the systems and players, giving off the impression you are struggling and wanted to just see everyone.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I remind you of Enzo Bearzot, Azeglio Vicini, who knew the Nazionale had to be a target for everyone, not a chance to make experiments,” Altobelli added.“You asked for clubs to play more Italians, so you set the example! Good luck and always Forza Azzurri!!!”last_img read more

Elections Department – which polling station to cast your vote

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 10, 2016 – The Supervisor of Elections, Lister Dudley Lewis, has announced the allocation of voters to polling stations for General Election of the Turks and Caicos Islands schedule for 15th December 2016.The Elections Ordinance requires the Supervisor to allocate each elector to the appropriate designated polling station within their electoral district, in any case where there is more than one polling station in that district.This is done by the Supervisor providing a list to the Returning Officers that details the persons who are to vote at that polling station by reference to the order of their family names.The official list of voters to be provided to each polling station is specified in the Election Ordinance and it contains only the details of those persons who are allocated to vote at that polling station.To be able to vote at the polling station, your details must appear on the official list for that polling station. This means that you have to vote at the polling station to which you have been allocated within your electoral district.If you try to vote at another polling station in the electoral district to which you have not been allocated and where your details do not appear on the official list, you will not be allowed to vote and will be referred to the polling station to which you have been allocated.Electors with family names A-L and M-Z. Will vote of the following location.ED  01 Grand Turk North  –    Ona Glinton Primary School.A-N – Polling area       1   AuditoriumO-Z –  Polling area       2   Class RoomED  02  Grand Turk South  –    HJ Robinson High SchoolA-N –    Polling area        1  AuditoriumO-Z  –     Polling area         2  Class RoomED  03  South Caicos  –            Iris Stubbs Primary School A-N –    Polling area         1  Class RoomO- Z –    Polling area         2   Class RoomED  04  Middle and North Caicos A-ZConch Bar         –      Conch Bar Community CentreBambarra          –      Bambarra Community CentreLorimers           –      Lorimers Community CentreSandy Point      –     Sandy Point Community CentreKew                  –      Kew Community CentreWhitby             –      Whitby Community CentreBottle Creek     –      Bottle Creek Library and High SchoolED  05  Leeward, Providenciales  –  Wesley Methodist High SchoolA-N-   Polling area        1  Class RoomO-Z-    Polling area        2  Class RoomED  06  The Bight, Providenciales   –  TropicanaA-N-      Polling area        1 O-Z-      Polling area        2ED  07  Richmond Hill and Cheshire Hall, ProvidencialesA-N-    Gustarvous Lightbourne  Sporting CentreO-Z-     Community CollegeED  08  Blue Hills, ProvidencialesA-N–    Oseta Jolly Primary SchoolO-Z–     Clement Howell High SchoolED  09  Five Cays, ProvidencialesA-N–     Felix Morley Community CentreO-Z–      Enid Capron Primary SchoolED  10  Wheeland, Providenciales A-Z-    Bethany Baptist Church, Best Institute (School)If you wish to check the 2016 Register or which polling station you should attend, you can do so by contacting the Elections Office Grand Turk or Elections Office in Providenciales or by checking the Registers which has been deposited for inspection at various Constituencies.Note:  It is an offence under section 40 of the Elections Ordinance to vote at more than one polling in the same electoral district or more than once in the same district on polling day. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagnetMediaNewscenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Are You Making More Than Your CEO This Year

first_imgMean salary for consumer publishing CEOs shrank from $161,000 in 2008 to $150,000 in 2009. “Our biggest challenge right now is simple survival, so if I have to pass on my salary to see us through, that’s what I’m going to do,” one respondent said.That may be cold comfort to the worker bees dealing with 10, 15 or even 25 percent salary cuts. But give credit where credit is due; at some publishers, the brass is making serious sacrifices, too. Stories of bloated CEO compensation abound (a recent Newsweek article says that the pay ratio between CEOs and employees of the companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500 is now 319 to 1) and a recent FOLIO: blog revealed that Reader’s Digest CEO Mary Berner is getting $125,000 per month while RDA is in bankruptcy (and a $2.23 million severance package if her contract is not renewed when the company emerges from bankruptcy). However, an increasing number of consumer CEOs who also own their own companies are either cutting or foregoing their own salaries to keep their businesses alive.According to the 2009 FOLIO: Consumer CEO Survey, an astonishing 23 percent of respondents said they are making $70,000 or less in total compensation (including bonuses) this year. In comparison, the mean salary for consumer editorial directors and editors-in-chief is $90,800, according to the 2009 FOLIO: Editorial Survey.  last_img read more

Official Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Location Date Confirmed

first_imgNews “Woodstock, in its original incarnation, was really about social change and activism. And that’s a model that we’re bringing back to this festival,” organizer Michael Lang revealsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 9, 2019 – 2:27 pm As the 1969 Woodstock Music And Arts Fair approaches 50 years, music fans have been anticipating any and all news surrounding a possible half-century celebration. Now, Michael Lang, one of the original event’s organizers, has shared new details around Woodstock’s confirmed 50-year event, including a new location. Official Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Location & Date Confirmed https://twitter.com/woodstockfest/status/1082991031971442688 Facebook Today, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Lang re-confirmed that the official event will be taking place Aug. 16–18 in Upstate New York, but not in Sullivan County, home to Bethel Woods. He also revealed the challenge of finding a space that would work, settling on Watkins Glen, a more remote location with enough open space to host what will around six figure’s worth of attendees. The rustic locale has hosted several huge concerts before, including approximately 600,000 people in 1973 for the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and the Band (all of whom also performed at Woodstock ’69).There may not be many hotels by Watkins Glen, but apparently there will be glamping: “I was desperate to keep it in New York. I looked everywhere because I needed 1,000 acres of clear land with access and infrastructure,” Lang told Rolling Stone. “When I looked [at Watkins Glen], I knew it was the perfect facility for what we had in mind. It was reminiscent to me of finding Max [Yasgur]’s field.”Watkins Glen is about 160 miles from Sullivan County, so for music fans who have already booked rooms (a large portion of hotels and Airbnbs are already booked for Aug. 16–18) and want to attend the official Woodstock ’19, you may want to reconsider your concert accommodations.While no performers have been announced for either the official event or the previously announced unofficial anniversary concert at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Lang did offer some juicy hints as to what’s in store, namely that performers will begin to be announced in February when tickets go on sale.Lang said that over 40 performers have been booked three stages, including some big names. “It’ll be an eclectic bill. It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival,” he explained.He continued that attendees and those tuned into the live stream can expect that newer artists will pay tribute to original Woodstock performers like Santana, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.”Having contemporary artists interpret that music would be a really interesting and exciting idea. We’re also looking for unique collaborations, maybe some reunions and a lot of new and up-and-coming talent,” Lang shared.He hopes that this mix of talent and sounds, along with promotion of Woodstock’s peace, love and activism ideals, will help draw a “multi-generational” crowd.”A lot of festivals these days are kind of cookie-cutter,” he said. Very few of them have any sort of social impact [and] that’s a wasted opportunity. Woodstock, in its original incarnation, was really about social change and activism. And that’s a model that we’re bringing back to this festival. It’s a gathering for fun and for excitement and for experiences and to create community, but it’s also about instilling kind of an energy back into young people to make their voices heard, make their votes heard.”Stay tuned to grammy.com for updates on the Woodstock ’19 lineup, and for all the big 2019 festivals as well.Dove Statues To Decorate Upstate New York For Woodstock’s 50th AnniversaryRead more Official Woodstock 2019 Festival Venue Confirmed official-woodstock-50th-anniversary-festival-location-date-confirmed Twitter Email last_img read more

Snapchat unleashes lenses for your pup

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Snapchat’s new dog lenses YouTube/Snap/Screenshot by CNET img-0168Riley tests out one of Snapchat’s new lenses made specially for dogs.  Lindsay Taggart/Snapchat Think of it as our belated Christmas present to you… the latest in Snapchat filter news for your pets.This week the popular social network introduced lenses specifically for your pooch. Dog Lenses come on the heels of October’s release of Cat Lenses. They launched just ahead of Christmas with some reindeer filters, among others like a pizza face and glasses. People have long used Snapchat lenses, which add animations to selfies, on their dogs, but the human-oriented filters haven’t always worked right, algorithmically speaking.  Now, when you see “try it with a pet,” the lens should work perfectly, ie, that animated butterfly should land exactly on Fido’s nose.Tapping pet lovers is probably a smart move for Snapchat, which has a shrinking user base. In October, Snapchat owner Snap said 186 million users logged into the ephemeral messaging app daily in the third quarter, down from 188 million users in the previous quarter. It was the second quarter in a row that Snapchat had seen a drop in the number of daily active users.Snap didn’t immediately respond to a request for more information and comment about Dog Lenses.  Mobile Apps Culture Tags 0 Snapchatlast_img read more

Captain Marvel and me I was clueless about Carol Danvers now I

first_img Review: A soaring superhero tale of self-discovery Those two post-credits scenes, explained Stop worrying: Your biggest concerns addressed Captain Marvel takes flight How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Comments Now playing: Watch this: 3:04 Enlarge ImageCaptain Marvel is a superhero. I know that much. Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios I worship Uhura. I identify with Dana Scully. I cheer for Arya and Daenerys and Brienne. I hang on every move by the Dora Milaje women warriors of Wakanda. But I have no idea who Captain Marvel is. Here’s everything I know: Her supersuit looks like a cross between the costumes worn by Spider-Man and Wonder Woman. Her story somehow involves a cat.I was never a big comics reader, so I missed out on the entire history of Captain Marvel. I’ve kept up with most of the various Avengers movies, and Black Panther is my gold-standard for Marvel films. I’ve enjoyed the MCU, but I’m weary of it being such a dude-fest. I’m hoping Captain Marvel will rescue me.So now I’m off with my mother and sister to go see Captain Marvel on opening weekend. My mother is super excited. “I’ve been reading all about her,” she tells me. My sister is in the same ignorance-boat as me. We haven’t even seen a trailer. OK, I’m back from the movie now. Spoilers ahead. Here’s what I learned:captainmarvel3cI went to see Captain Marvel with my sister and mother. Amanda Kooser/CNET Captain Marvel is cool as hell. And so is Carol Danvers. And Vers. Brie Larson exudes confidence and strength. As radically and startlingly powerful as Captain Marvel is, I can still identify with her, imagine hanging out with her, imagine being her. She’s got a great costume. Captain Marvel has a practical supersuit. Yes, it’s a little flashy, but it also looks like something I would draw up if I were making myself a superhero outfit for daily wear.I would watch a whole movie starring Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. It could be called Top Test Pilot. Or Rambeau: First Blood. I wouldn’t care what title it had, I’d watch it. I’d love to see her career in flight and more of her big-hearted daughter Monica. Also, I thought her name was spelled “Rambo” until I saw it written out online.The absence of a love interest is just fine. After the movie was over, I realized there was no romantic subplot shoehorned into the story, and I was glad. As my sister remarked, “She got in a friend zone with Samuel L. Jackson and stayed there.” Heck yeah: more kickies, less smoochies.  I love Goose. I’m a sucker for cats. I’d be down for a Nick Fury and Goose buddy flick. Or even just two hours of Jackson sitting there with Goose in his lap. If all the stars of Captain Marvel were in a room together waiting to meet me, I’d say hi to Goose first.  Captain Marvel isn’t groundbreaking cinema, but it’s energetic, nostalgic and funny. I didn’t get bored. I didn’t roll my eyes. It had some standout moments, particularly the montage of Danvers rising up from the ground, over and over again, unstoppable. Captain Marvel reminded me of one of the most heartrending moments of my childhood. I was about 5. I had proudly dressed myself for school in my favorite outfit and was ready to go. Until my mother saw me. “Mandy, you can’t go to school in only your Wonder Woman Underoos!” I was devastated. If I were that age today, I’d be dressing in Captain Marvel Underoos to go to school. And that might be the highest compliment I can pay a superhero.  TV and Movies 5 Powerful women of the Marvel universe 26 Photos Share your voice Tags Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

18 best phones that still have a headphone jack

first_img Read the Galaxy Note 9 review As a premium phone with a headphone jack, the LG G8 already stands out as a rarity. But it also has a bright, sharp screen, a second wide-angle rear camera, a fast processor and water resistance. The V50 ThinQ has a total of five cameras, water resistance and, like the G8, a headphone jack. It’s also one of the first phones to have 5G connectivity. So if you live in an area where the next-gen network is available, you’ll be able to surf the internet at lightning-quick data speeds. Samsung Galaxy A50 Samsung Galaxy S10 Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon What to look for when buying your next pair of headphones Mobile Phones Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Read the Pixel 3A XL review Read the S9 Plus review See at Amazon Read the iPhone SE review Apple iPhone SE Motorola’s second 5G device is the Moto Z4. Launched in May without much fanfare, the Z4 connects to 5G with a Moto Mod modular accessory, which attaches to the back of the phone using magnetic pins. The phone is $499 (about £390 or AU$715) and the Mod costs extra, but even together the combo is one of the cheapest ways to have a 5G phone yet.  Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Unlike its P30 Pro flagship counterpart, the Huawei P30 is smaller, less expensive and has a headphone jack. But it still retains the beautiful design, fantastic camera and long-lasting battery. See at Amazon Read the Google Pixel 3A review See at Amazon See at Amazon See at Amazon Apple See at Amazon Motorola One Vision Motorola Moto Z4 Read the Galaxy S10E review Andrew Hoyle/CNET If you’re really bummed that the Note 10 doesn’t have a headphone jack anymore, consider its predecessor, the Note 9. Despite launching last year, it’s still an outstanding phone. It has a big, bright screen, lots of internal storage and an embedded S Pen stylus. Read more about the Moto Z4 The new-for-2019 Pixel 3A shaves a few features off of last year’s Pixel: It’s not water resistant, doesn’t have wireless charging, and it maxes out at 64GB of storage. But it adds a headphone jack and keeps the same amazing Night Sight camera that can shoot great photos in the dark. (Daytime photos look amazing, too.) It’s compatible with all the major US phone carriers as well. Samsung Event Google Pixel 3A XL Samsung Galaxy S10E The Pixel 3A XL has everything you like about the Pixel 3A, but in a larger package. Sporting a 6-inch OLED display compared to the Pixel 3A’s 5.6-inch screen, the bigger counterpart also features a larger 3,700-mAh battery. See at Amazon reading • 18 best phones that still have a headphone jack Motorola Moto G7 Like all of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones, the standard Galaxy S10 is built from the best parts. It has a wonderfully sharp screen and a long battery life. Camera quality is awesome and it comes with all the extras, including the ability to wirelessly charge another device or accessory. At $299 (or about £230 or AU$420 converted), the Moto G7 is a great deal and earned CNET’s Editors’ Choice. Though its single speaker doesn’t offer the greatest sound, and it takes mediocre low-light photos and video, the Moto G7 has dual rear cameras, an enduring battery life and a sleek design. It also charges quickly, which is useful when you need to juice up while on the go. Angela Lang/CNET Google Huawei Lenovo LG Motorola Samsung Apple See at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Read the Galaxy S10 Plus review 0 See at Amazon See at Best Buy Google Pixel 3A Josh Miller/CNET When Samsung unveiled its trio of new phones on Wednesday, one key feature missing from the Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G was the headphone jack. The beloved audio port began disappearing in 2016 when Lenovo/Motorola and Apple lopped it off their phones. Since then, the feature became a rarity among premium phones. And up until the Note 10, Samsung’s Note line was one of the last high-end phones to house the port.Anyone eyeing the Note 10 devices will have to make do with Bluetooth headphones or carrying around a dongle. But if you’re adamant on holding on to your wired headphones, there are still some phones available, including Samsung’s own Galaxy S10 line. To see which phones still have their ports, check out our roundup below.Note that these products are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products from the links.  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus See at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET The Galaxy A50 is part of Samsung’s A-series, which is much cheaper than a top tier S-series phone. At $350, £309 or AU$500, the A50 is one of your cheapest Galaxy phones and features a 6.4-inch display, a 4,000-mAh battery and expandable memory. On the back are three cameras, which includes a wide-angle lens as well as a “depth lens,” which is used to take portrait shots with blurry, dramatic backgrounds.  Read more about the Galaxy A50 Read the Huawei P30 review LG V50 ThinQ 5G Sarah Tew/CNET Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Angela Lang/CNET As the phone with the longest-lasting battery that we tested this year, the Moto G7 Power can last you the whole day through. Though it doesn’t have dual rear cameras like the Moto G7 flagship, the G7 Power’s 5,000-mAh battery lasted 23 hours and 10 minutes. Huawei P30 Now that the Galaxy S10 is out, the Galaxy S9 from last year has a headphone jack and is discounted. It’s a superb phone with top hardware, performance and photography. It also has a fantastic 5.8-inch display, wireless charging and a stunning design. Read the Moto G7 Power review At less than $200 retail (about £155 and AU$280) and often discounted, the Moto G7 Play is another one of our favorite budget phones. Compared to the slightly pricier Moto G7, the phones both have the same processor and a water-repellent coating. But the G7 Play features a tad smaller 5.7-inch display and a single 13-megapixel camera. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Motorola Moto G7 Play Post a comment Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET The Galaxy S10 Plus has a phenomenal AMOLED screen, loads of useful camera tools and the option to wirelessly charge other devices. It has one of the longest battery times we’ve tested on phones this year, lasting an excellent 21 hours during our lab test for continuous video playback on Airplane mode. The Galaxy S9 Plus is essentially like the Note 9, but without the S Pen stylus. It has excellent dual rear cameras, a sleek design and a larger battery than the Galaxy S9. Read more about the Moto G7 Play Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier LG G8 ThinQ Now playing: Watch this: 3:41 Samsung Galaxy S9 See at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Read the Motorola Moto G7 review • Angela Lang/CNET Angela Lang/CNET Motorola Moto G7 Power See All See at Amazon Josh Miller/CNET As the most wallet-friendly Galaxy S10 phone, the Galaxy S10E has a lot to offer. It’s a smaller phone, which is great for those looking for a comfortable grip,  and it has a super-fast Snapdragon 855 chipset and a long-lasting battery life. Like other S10 phones, it can wirelessly charge other phones and accessories, like a pair of wireless earbuds or a smartwatch. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Read the LG G8 ThinQ review Originally announced in 2016 and then relaunched with more memory in 2017, the iPhone SE was finally discontinued by Apple last year. But it’s still being sold new by a few carriers. With its strong performance running iOS 10, this remains a great choice for small-phone fans. Read the Samsung Galaxy S9 review Read the Galaxy S10 review Read the LG V50 ThinQ review Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Read more about the Motorola One Vision Even though it’s considered a “budget” phone, the One Vision has a 48-megapixel camera with a second depth-sensing camera, expandable storage and a 6.3-inch display. Best of all, you can find it for under $400 (which converts to about £260 or AU$480). Tags Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazonlast_img read more

Hawkers cant encroach pavements use plastics says Sujit Bose

first_imgKolkata: State Fire minister Sujit Bose said on Monday that under no circumstances the state government will allow any encroachment on city’s pavements by the hawkers. He also mentioned that necessary steps will be taken to stop the use of polythene sheets at the roadside shops across the city to prevent any untoward incident of fire.At a press conference in Salt Lake on Monday, he stated that the fire department will soon set up 24 joint teams comprising personnel from police, municipalities, corporations, CESC, WBSEDCL and Fire and Emergency Services department with Officer-in-Charge of different fire stations leading them. These teams will conduct fire audits in the markets across Kolkata and its suburban areas. He further said the hawkers will have to use trolley-based stalls so that they can be shifted place in case of an emergency. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We will start with the audit in the markets in Kolkata from January 28. The situation about the existing fire fighting mechanism will reflect in the fire audit reports. It will also contain details of the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) of the markets and whether there was any violation regarding the same. Based on that we will act according to the law,” Bose maintained. Bose further said the government is not against the hawkers but the business must be done by maintaining certain rules and regulations. “The hawkers will be given trolley-based stalls and after getting such stalls, no one will be allowed to use plastics for their stalls and use polythene as curtains,” Bose added. The minister also informed that the Fire department will take steps against the Traders Assembly building authority as they had no fire fighting mechanism in the building. The department will soon float a tender to buy 100 bikes for the firefighters to access narrow lanes in the city. Awareness campaigns will be conducted in the near future about the do’s and don’ts to prevent fire and be safe if fire breaks out.last_img read more

Man held for duping SBI customer by posing as bank official

first_imgKolkata: A man has been arrested at the Bidhnnagar Cyber Crime police station for allegedly duping a State Bank of India (SBI) customer by posing as the manager of the bank. The accused identified as Kiritkumar Tribhoandas Shrimali of Kutch in Gujrat has been remanded to seven days police custody.According to sources, Subir Kumar Bhadra of Dankuni in Hooghly had a bank account at the Bikash Bhavan branch of SBI. On November 2, he searched for the concerned person’s phone number of the bank branch on Google. There he found a mobile number and when he called up on the number Shrimali received the call and identified himself as the bank manager. According to the statement of Bhadra to the police, he had some work related to his bank passbook. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWhen Bhadra told him about his requirement, Shrimali said he would help him on the basis of some information. Bhadra had to give him some details regarding his ATM card and account. Shrimali asked him to tell his ATM card number and other numbers related to the card. After that he asked Bhadra for a One Time Password (OTP) which he had received on his mobile phone. After providing him with the details, Shrimali allegedly told Bhadra that soon his work will be done. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter the conversation concluded, Bhadra found that three messages informing him about withdrawal of money from his account had been sent to his mobile number from the bank. He understood he was duped. Immediately, Bhadra lodged a complaint with the Bidhannagar Cyber Crime police station. After the case was lodged sleuths tried to track Shrimali’s mobile number which was switched off. Thus police were not able to trace him. Recently, after his number got activated and sleuths tracked him down. On Tuesday night he was arrested.last_img read more

Buying Apps in the Google Cloud

first_img This story appears in the September 2010 issue of . Subscribe » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read It’s Google’s world–the rest of us just work in it. Beyond the digital services giant’s increasingly ubiquitous search, mapping and advertising solutions, it also has emerged as a leader in cloud computing: More than 2 million businesses have adopted the Google Apps suite, which promises firms a cost-efficient and hassle-free alternative to Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes.Growing demand for enterprise software outside of Google’s fields of expertise prompted the March introduction of Google Apps Marketplace, an online storefront aggregating cloud applications from more than 50 third-party allies. Given the volume and breadth of applications available, comparison shopping in Google Apps Marketplace can be challenging. Here are some must-have apps for small businesses.BatchBook Social CRM Organize contacts, view customers’ social networking activities and track leads all in one place with BatchBook Social CRM, a customizable, web-based contact relationship manager that synchronizes with existing Google contacts to more effectively keep tabs on all of your business relationships. Prices start at $9.95 per month.OffiSync This Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 add-in extends core Word, Excel and PowerPoint functions via collaboration capabilities powered by Google Docs and Google Sites. With the free OffiSync application, users can maintain the familiarity and comfort of Office while leveraging Google-based web solutions.Rhino Accounting A free alternative to QuickBooks Online, Rhino Accounting offers small businesses an easy-to-use solution to their basic bookkeeping needs. Users can see their reports in Google Docs and send invoices via Gmail; they can also access their financial data at home or on the road from any web-connected device. Rhino backs up data daily, weekly and monthly across multiple locations and employs bank-level 256-bit SSL encryption to guarantee data security.Tungle.me Simplify and streamline your day with Tungle.me, a free personal scheduling application that lets entrepreneurs publish their availability to colleagues and customers alike. Tungle.me integrates with Google Calendars to span schedules companywide, making it easier for clients to schedule meetings while eliminating double bookings, time zone confusion and other snafus.TripIt Traveling to meet with clients, collaborate with partners or attend a trade show? Forward your booking confirmation details to plans@tripit.com and the free TripIt app organizes and shares your itinerary with family, colleagues and even social networking contacts, making it easier to coordinate schedules. Itineraries can be customized to include weather, maps and directions and can be accessed via iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. August 23, 2010 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more