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Six schools to host NCAA on Tour 1st round

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pacquiao fight to air on free TV for first time in 12 years WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Chiefs will  first host San Sebastian’s juniors and seniors teams on July 13, while the Cardinals will follow suit on July 20 as they play Perpetual.The Golden Stags will bring the action to their Cavite campus on July 27 when they battle JRU; the Knights will host St. Benilde on August 3 in Intramuros; the Generals renew their rivalry against Lyceum on August 10; and the Altas take on the reigning champions San Beda in Las Piñas on August 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOther teams are scheduled to host games in their respective campuses in the second round.“The idea is to reignite the student’s passion for the NCAA by bringing the games straight to them,” said NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glyn Ortega, OAR, of San Sebastian. “Also, it will be part of our celebration of our 100th year anniversary a few years from now.” Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The NCAA Season 93 tips off on July 8, Saturday, at Mall of Asia Arena, with the opening ceremonies set at 12 noon.Host San Sebastian will clash against San Beda in the curtain-raiser at 2 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. tiff between runner-up Arellano and last season’s Final Four contender Mapua.The Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan will still serve as the main venue for the NCAA, with triple-headers being held on Tuesdays and Fridays.ADVERTISEMENT Aspiring to bring the games closer to the students, six campuses will host games on their homefloor in the first round of the NCAA Season 93 basketball tournaments.Letran, Arellano, Mapua, San Sebastian, Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Perpetual will serve as venues in the first round of NCAA on Tour, which are scheduled on Thursdays.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Ceres trims Persija in Bacolod

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss BACOLOD CITY—Spanish striker Bienve Maranon kept his impressive scoring run to propel Ceres Negros past Persija Jakarta, 1-0, on Wednesday night in the AFC Cup before close to 6,000 fans at Panaad Stadium here.Maranon got behind the Persija defense to head home a teasing ball from Martin Steuble in the ninth minute as the Busmen opened up a five-point gap at the top of Group G.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The two teams meet again on April 23 in Jakarta, but Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock stressed the importance of taking maximum points at home against Indonesia’s biggest club.“It’s a massive win for us, especially considering that we only play every three weeks as our league has not started yet,” said Schrock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“To stay undefeated at the top of the group is very, very good. What we need to improve on is our match fitness but that’s hard because the league has not started. It’s a big challenge to get match fitness and get 90 minutes of hard competition.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Chicano thumps duathlon fieldlast_img read more

Players tweet out home season Test schedule

first_imgIndore is set to host its first-ever Test during the three-match series against New Zealand in September-October as India’s top cricketers, in a unique way, today announced the full schedule of the tour that will kick start the team’s home season.Skipper Virat Kohli announced on his twitter handle that the first Test will be played at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur from September 22-26.Batsman Ajinkya Rahane revealed that the second Test will be held at the Holkar Stadium in Indore from September 30-October 4, while the iconic Eden Gardens has been given the third and final Test from October 8-12, according to seamer Mohammad Shami’s tweet.“The land of great Syed Mushtaq Ali will host its 1st ever Test Match. Indore is waiting 4 the moment. #IndvNZ 2nd Test Match starts Sept 30,” Rahane wrote on his twitter handle. Vizag is all set to host the final ODI of the series against Kiwis #IndvNZ on Oct 29. Turn up at the stadium and support #TeamIndia @BCCI— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 28, 2016 June 28, 2016 SHARE × Dharamsala will host the first of the five ODIs on October 16, while Delhi (October 19), Mohali (October 23), Ranchi (October 26) and Visakhapatnam (October 29) will organise the other matches.Through his twitter account, newly appointed head coach Anil Kumble urged fans to turn up for the final One-day International in the port city of Visakhapatnam. “Vizag is all set to host the final ODI of the series against Kiwis #IndvNZ on Oct 29. Turn up at the stadium and support #TeamIndia @BCCI,” Kumble said. While Kohli said, “TeamIndia will begin the home season at one of the oldest venues in the country — KANPUR vs @BLACKCAPS #IndvNZ 1st Test starts Sept 22.” COMMENT An aerial view of the cricket ground at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.   –  The Hindu An aerial view of the cricket ground at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.   –  The Hindu #TeamIndia will begin the home season at one of the oldest venues in the country – KANPUR vs. @BLACKCAPS #IndvNZ 1st Test starts Sept 22— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 28, 2016 COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL India-New Zealand schedule:1st Test: Sept 22-26 Kanpur2nd Test: Sept 30-Oct 4 Indore3rd Test: Oct 8-12 Kolkata1st ODI: Oct 16 Dharamsala2nd ODI: Oct 19 Delhi3rd ODI: Oct 23 Mohali4th ODI: Oct 26 Ranchi5th ODI: Oct 29 Visakhapatnam.The BCCI president Anurag Thakur told PTI, “The upcoming home series against New Zealand will be very significant and we will be kickstarting an important phase in Indian cricket. The game is about players first. That’s the reason we have taken this unique initiative where the players of the national team will announce the schedule.“It also brings them closer to the fans. Expect more such initiatives in coming days,” he added. The land of great Syed Mushtaq Ali will host its 1st ever Test Match. Indore is waiting 4 the moment. #IndvNZ 2nd Test Match starts Sept 30— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) June 28, 2016 Published on History, Passion and Glory – Eden Gardens. It can’t get better than this. Let us fill the Eden for #IndvNZ 3rd Test. Starts Oct 8 #TeamIndia— Mohammed shami (@MdShami11) June 28, 2016 cricket Indore to host first Test against New Zealand kickstarting the home season in September-Octoberlast_img read more

England 2014 to England 2018: India make big strides in Test cricket

first_imgIndia have established themselves as a team to beat with their ruthless performance in the last four years since their disastrous tour of England. Back in 2014, the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were all at sea as India lost the five-Test series 1-3.However, things changed after that tour. India travelled to Australia and still lost but there were signs of improvement.The top-order has made runs and the Indian middle-order (provided they can avoid excessive changes and chopping) has looked firm. The lower-middle order has also stepped up at times while the bowling unit is fantastic.The pace arsenal has the right firepower and has adequate experience to come out trumps in pressure situations just like they did it in South Africa in January.India vs England: Will India’s top-order overcome old issues in Test series?The spinners are in top form and with the emergence of Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian team management has a pleasant headache of picking the right combination.In the past four years, India have worked hard to build a strong core group that can last for many years and become a world beater team. Be it Anil Kumble or Ravi Shastri the motive has been to keep the Indian cricket moving in the right direction non-stop.So far, so good.India suffered a 3-1 defeat the last time they toured England in 2014. Four years later they are in England again under a new captain and coach. In between these two tours, India lost only two Test series and won an unbelievable 10 of 13 series.advertisementFor Australia, Virat Kohli is similar to Steve Smith: Pat CumminsThe two defeats that were handed to India came in Australia (2-0) in 2014-15 and South Africa (2-1) in 2017-18 seasons.In 2014, India also toured Australia and there they lost 2-0 in the four-match series. However, India looked a different unit altogether. The competed well and showed the Australians that they will not give up easily.After the Australia tour, India payed a one-off Test in Bangladesh and it was draw.India then went to Sri Lanka and bounced back after losing the first Test to win the three-match series 2-1. It was a historic win for India as it came after 28 long years in the island nation.Virat Kohli since England Tests of 2014: 15 hundreds, 3699 runs in 37 TestsIt was just the beginning of good things to come India’s way.India then destroyed their oppositions and were beating sides for fun — South Africa (3-0), West Indies (2-0), New Zealand (2-0), England (4-0), Bangladesh (1-0), Australia (2-1), Sri Lanka (3-0), Sri Lanka (1-0) and Afghanistan (1-0).India’s victories came in familiar conditions as 7 of 10 wins were registered at home while two in Sri Lanka and one in West Indies.However, India’s real test came in South Africa earlier this year. Even though India lost the closely-fought series 2-1, but the Virat Kohli’s team showed that they have it in them to fight it out in the alien conditions as well.India’s top batsmen in the last four years have been Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane. Come August 1 India’s hopes will be pinned on these five men to fire and take the team out of trouble as and when required.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha injuries raise several questionsIndia’s bowling unit, especially the pacers, did a wonderful job in South Africa and showed signs of how they would perform with the ball in England.India will be without the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in at least first three Tests while Jasprit Bumrah will continue his recovery from a thumb injury by missing the first Test.The absence of both these pacemen may hurt India but they still have frontline fast bowlers who have it in them to change the course of the game in no time. Ishant Sharma will have to shoulder the responsibility with Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami giving the senior pro good support.Indian batsmen were in good touch in the one-off tour game against Essex with Kohli, Vijay, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya scoring fifties.These are good signs as India look to win their first Test series in England since 2007.After the first Test at Edgbaston, India and England will play Test matches at Lord’s (August 9 to August 13), Trent Bridge (August 18 to August 22), The Rose Bowl (August 30 to September 3) and Kennington Oval (September 7 to September 11).last_img read more

India Open: Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal lead home domination

first_imgIndia Open: Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal lead home dominationIndian boxers had a good day at India Open on Wednesday as Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal and five other boxers reached the semi-finals in Guwahati.advertisement Next Press Trust of India GuwahatiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 20:12 IST Shiva Thapa defeated Mauritius opponent Hellene Damien 5-0 to reach the India Open semi-finals. (Twitter/@BFI_official)HIGHLIGHTSWorld championship bronze medallist Shiva Thapa defeated opponent Hellene Damien 5-0 at India OpenAmit Panghal defeated Thailand’s Chakapong Chanpirom 5-0 to reach India Open semisShiva Thapa, Amit Panghal and five other Indian boxers made it to the semis of India OpenIt was a spectacular homecoming for World championship bronze medallist Shiva Thapa, while Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal also lived upto his billing reaching the semifinals in 52kg category at the second India Open boxing tournament here Wednesday.Five other Indians also progressed to the semifinals at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium.Three years after he was crowned national champion at the same venue, a matured Thapa returned stronger as he clinically executed his plans to outwork his taller Mauritius opponent Hellene Damien 5-0 and set up a semifinal clash against D Krystian Sczepanski of Poland in the 60kg category.”I was facing a taller opponent like him for the first time in my category,” said Thapa, who will switch to 63kg after the tournament keeping in mind of the approved weight categories for Olympic qualification.”He had a better reach so my strategy was to hit him from the close range and then quickly go out of his reach. It worked out perfectly.”All the buzz of the day was about the 13th bout of the day as hordes of school children, Shiva’s family members including his father Padam Thapa waited anxiously for the local favourite to come inside the ring.”I can’t express in words the amazing feeling. The crowd was all at their toes and it was about living up to their expectation,” said Thapa, who last month became the first Indian male boxer to claim four consecutive Asian medals with his bronze at the Asian Championship in Bangkok.advertisementAnkit and Manish Kaushik also had 5-0 wins over their respective opponents making it a three-Indian lineup in the 60kg category.In the 52kg category, Indians ruled the roost with Panghal, national champion P L Prasad, former world youth champion Sachin Siwach and reigning Commonwealth Games champion Gaurav Solanki making it an all-Indian lineup.Panghal, who claimed the 49kg gold after defeating reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the Asiad final in Jakarta last year, opted to play a waiting game against Thailand Chakapong Chanpirom in the first round.Having moved up to Olympic category 52kg after winning gold at the Strandja meet in Bulgaria earlier this year, Panghal then stepped up his pace to win 5-0.”It took sometime for me to assess him and get a grip of his style of play but I’m happy that it paid off,” Panghal said.”It’s a tough category. Many new boxers will come in to meet the Olympic qualification standard. I have to watch both,” Panghal, who had clinched a gold in his new weight category in the Asian championship beating Dusmatov again, added.Panghal will take on reigning national champion Prasad in the semifinal, while the other half will see Siwach face-off against Bidhuri.Fresh from a bronze at the GeeBee Boxing tournament Finland, Siwach did his homework well to exact revenge on world championship bronze medalist Rogen Ladon of Philippines.The two-time former Olympian had defeated Siwach by a split-decision in the President’s Cup quarterfinals in Astana last year.Siwach rectified his mistake and waited to capitalise on the Filipino’s mistakes to go for the kill as he won 4-1 via split decision.”Last time I went for an allout attack that did not pay off. I watched videos of the bout and this time I could rectify my mistakes,” Siwach said as he also got the support of his father and uncle who had come all the way from Haryana to support him.He will next face Solanki, who had it easy against Louis Fleurot of Mauritius to seal a 5-0 win.”We never faced in a competition. But I’ve been his sparring partner in the camp. We all know each others strengths and weaknesses. I’m 100 per cent confident of an easy win,” Siwach said.Also Read | Indian Open boxing: Mary Kom assured of medal, Pawan Narwal advancesAlso Read | Injured player turns coach, guides Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa to historic Asian successAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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New Food Safety Database Launched for Nova Scotia

first_imgNova Scotians can now review inspection reports for restaurants and grocery stores through the Internet. A database of food establishment inspection reports was launched today, Oct. 28, by Agriculture Minster Brooke Taylor. “Nova Scotia has one of the most stringent food safety systems in the country, and providing pertinent information to consumers is an important part of it,” said Mr. Taylor. “The online database will provide an additional means of access to inspection reports.” Reports will be posted within two or three days of inspections. They will show deficiencies, the action taken, warnings issued and closure notices for facilities. “The new database system will allow us to better manage food safety information,” said Mr. Taylor. “It will also streamline the work process for the food safety specialists and give them more time for conducting inspections and other work responsibilities.” Nova Scotia has 25 food specialists who are nationally certified public health inspectors. They carry out about 9,700 inspections each year in 5,000 licensed food service facilities throughout the province. Food inspection reports continue to be available through the department’s Routine Access Policy, which only provides the most recent report for three establishments at a time. The inspection reports are available on the Department of Agriculture’s website at .last_img read more

Trudeau No comment on North Korea threats lets pursue a diplomatic solution

first_imgUNITED NATIONS, N.Y. – Justin Trudeau avoided being drawn into the tit-for-tat threats between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea, pointing instead to signs that diplomacy might prevail in a nuclear standoff that has the countries trading insults.Canada’s prime minister said he spoke this week with the South Korean president about possible solutions to the standoff, notably by working with China. There were indeed signs Thursday of a bolstered Chinese role, via economic measures.What Trudeau wouldn’t do was comment on the threats — Kim Jong Un called U.S. President Donald Trump “deranged” on Thursday, and said he would “pay dearly” for talking about “totally destroy(ing)” the country, in a speech where Trump also dubbed the North Korean leader, “Rocket Man.”“As always I will pay close attention to what our American friends and neighbours have to say. … But it’s not my job to opine,” Trudeau said when asked by journalists about the earlier Trump comments.“It is my job to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with the United States — particularly as we renegotiate NAFTA. And also that Canada stays focused on de-escalating the situation … through diplomatic means.”There were signs of that non-military force being ramped up Thursday.Trump escalated pressure with an executive order that punishes companies that do business with North Korea, forcing them to choose whether they want to do commerce with the superpower U.S. or the so-called Hermit Kingdom.He also relayed some apparently big news: “I’m very proud to tell you that … China, their central bank, has told their other banks — that’s a massive banking system — to immediately stop doing business with North Korea. This just happened,” Trump said, citing reports.The young North Korean leader offered a bitter late-day riposte.Kim insulted the U.S. president as deranged, unfit for high office, he warned Trump would pay dearly for his threats, and he called Trump “a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire.”Kim said he is, “thinking hard” about his response, in a statement carried by the state news agencyTrudeau was asked whether he thinks this is empty insult-flinging between two perennial adversary nations — or a true emerging security crisis, with the risk of devastating consequences.“I think the situation in North Korea is extremely serious,” Trudeau replied.“The North Korean regime represents a threat to not just regional security, but global peace,” he said. “The reckless behaviour, pronouncements and the development of nuclear weapons by North Korea represents something that all countries in the world should be seized with and concerned about.”last_img read more

Ontario will not have balanced budget on March 28 finance minister says

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s Liberal government is breaking its promise to maintain a balanced budget this year, saying its upcoming fiscal plan will run a deficit in order to fund programs for seniors, women and students ahead of a spring election.Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Wednesday that the budget will be delivered on March 28.“I firmly believe you have to invest to create growth,” Sousa said in a speech to a Toronto business audience. “You cannot create jobs by beggaring your future prospects. As I have said many times — balancing the budget is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end. And that end is a stronger Ontario.”Sousa, who will be delivering his sixth budget as finance minister, said the province will run a deficit of less than one per cent of its gross domestic product starting next year but would not confirm a specific figure.According to the Ministry of Finance, Ontario’s gross domestic product sat at $794 billion in 2016, the latest publicly available data. Using those figures, the government’s budget deficit could run as high as almost $8 billion.Last year, the Liberals posted the province’s first balanced budget in a decade and had projected balanced books through to 2019-20. As recently as November, in the government’s Fall Economic Statement, Sousa said the 2018 budget would be balanced.The minister said Wednesday that the decision to run a deficit is, in part, a response to challenges the province is facing. He hinted repeatedly that the budget will include measures to help women, students and seniors.“We have to invest more and that doesn’t come cheap,” he said. “So here is the choice: ignore these costs of care to stay in balance or use our fiscal room to invest more in mental health, long-term care and child care.”The budget will outline a path to return to balance, Sousa noted.The minister also suggested the opposition Progressive Conservatives, who have are days away from selecting a new party leader, did not plan to balance the books if they took power after the June election.“They will cut services, roll back minimum wage and sacrifice those working at the lowest incomes,” he said.Tory finance critic Lisa MacLeod said the upcoming fiscal blueprint amounts to nothing more than a “last-ditch ploy to win the next election.”“This is a government that has no real beliefs other than their own political self-interest,” she said. “Now, right before an election, they’re cynical and willing to do or say anything to cling to power.”NDP finance critic John Vanthof said the Liberal government’s budget is an “election document” and Ontario residents shouldn’t be fooled by the spending it’s going to pledge.“An old, tired government like this should not be evaluated on a budget full of promises,” he said. “It should be evaluated on its history and where its direction has been. Its direction hasn’t been for the ordinary people of this province.”last_img read more

Canadians need to be patient present unconditional with reconciliation Trudeau

first_imgVICTORIA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says non-Indigenous Canadians need to be patient and unconditional in their support of Indigenous communities on the road to reconciliation and allow them to make mistakes. “We have to be patient. We have to be present. We have to be unconditional in our support in a way a parent needs to be unconditional in their love — not that there is a parent-child dynamic here,” Trudeau said Thursday night at a Liberal fundraiser in Victoria.Getting reconciliation right means allowing Indigenous communities to “make their own mistakes,” he said.“No matter how well-meaning and how many experts we draw together to say: this is the solution that’s going to lift your community out of poverty, this is the solution that’s going to empower you to be business people and entrepreneurs and control your land and control your future — it can’t come from us.”Trudeau made the remarks at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria during an “armchair discussion” moderated by Nikki Macdonald, who was a senior adviser to former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien.Trudeau had spent the early part of the day in Montreal at a European Union trade summit before flying across the country for an afternoon and evening event in Victoria.  He told attendees that the most powerful thing about reconciliation for him has been seeing consensus among non-Indigenous Canadians that it is time to start down a path of true respect and partnership.He said Canadians have spent decades helping out on the world stage in areas such as poverty and human rights, while failing to see the way Canada has failed its First Peoples.But the “heart-wrenching” level of intergenerational trauma that exists in some Indigenous communities was centuries in the making and it will take more than a few years to undo, he said. While some Indigenous communities are thriving, there continue to be stories of collective failures as a country to move forward.“There’s a tremendous impatience out there to fix this quickly. I feel it too, but we need to get this right,” Trudeau said.“There’s a lot of work still to do, but what keeps me convinced that we’re going to get there is continued goodwill and an emphasis on actually getting it done that I hear from non-Indigenous and Indigenous Canadians.”Amy Smart, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Girl Rising A New Film Showing How Education Can Change The World

first_imgGirl Rising, Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins’ new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world, premiered this week in New York at the Paris Theatre.Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloe Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington, the movie is the centerpiece of 10×10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.The premiere – hosted by Intel Corporation, Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, and CNN Films – drew Allison Williams, Lauren Bush Lauren, Sami Gayle, Claire Coffee, Jeff Zucker, John Hockenberry, Connie Chung, Holly Peterson, Cathie Black, Lesley Stahl and others to screen the film and support 10×10. 
Using an innovative, demand-based theatrical distribution platform called Gathr, 438 screenings are currently being organized nationwide – with more than 37,000 tickets pre-reserved. New screening requests are coming in at a rate of about 40 per day. Through Gathr, anyone anywhere in the United States can crowdsource Girl Rising into their local movie theaters.Girl Rising has a traditional run through March 15th in New York at Cinema Village, and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Theatre.Produced by award-winning former ABC News journalists of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen ’s Vulcan Productions, Girl Rising is powered by strategic founding partner, Intel Corporation, and global television distribution partner, CNN Films.“Girl Rising is about the formative impact education can have on a girl’s life,” said director, Richard E. Robbins. “Girl Rising’s nine stories represent millions of girls who deserve to go to school, but can’t. Thanks to the remarkable organizing efforts of people around the country, Girl Rising will be seen by thousands around the nation who’ve demanded a screening. This is a new model for impact filmmaking, and one we hope can help us get girls into school.”Each girl’s story is written by a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, and Loung Ung.“Intel’s extensive global education work has found a great marriage with 10×10 and its global social action campaign to educate and empower girls,” said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group and president of the Intel Foundation. “We leveraged our relationships and resources beyond simply funding with the hope that our strengths, along with a non-profit, the creative industry, and NGOs, can together catalyze change and raise awareness to educate girls.”“Filmmakers often use movies to raise awareness about causes and issues, but our goal is to go a step beyond that and help the audience take action once they leave the theater,” said Paul G. Allen, founder of Vulcan Productions. “We believe in making films that make a difference, and we’re eager to see girls’ education gain momentum as a result of Girl Rising.”“This is an exciting moment for 10×10, which has built a movement around educating girls” said Holly Gordon, Executive Director of 10×10. “It is particularly poignant that we launched our campaign on the eve of International Day of the Girl, and will release Girl Rising – the centerpiece of our campaign – on the eve of International Women’s Day. The movement has matured, and as a result, we’ve been able to crowdsource Girl Rising into hundreds of movie theaters across the nation. I urge people to continue to request screenings, and turn awareness into action by supporting the 10×10 Fund for Girls Education.”The 10×10 Fund for Girls Education goes to 10×10′s high-impact network of non-profit partners and leaders in girls’ education: A New Day Cambodia, CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan International USA, Room to Read, and World Vision.The executive producers of Girl Rising are Tom Yellin, Holly Gordon, Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen. Following the theatrical run, Girl Rising will be seen around the world when it premieres on CNN in June.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Moroccan actress trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Casablanca

Tinejdad, Morocco – Young Moroccan actress Amal Maarouf was among those trapped under the rubble of the three Buildings that collapsed early on Friday morning in Borgogne neighborhood in Casablanca.In a video posted on YouTube yesterday, Amal Maarouf’s grandfather said that the young Moroccan actresses was still trapped with her mother under the ruins of the collapsed buildings.“We were calling her to her mobile phone, but in vain,” Amal’s grandfather said. But he added that “members of the fire department (Protection Civile) said that they were replying to their phone calls and that they were still alive”The death toll of the collapse of the three buildings has risen to eight people.According to MAP, King Mohammed VI went Friday to the site where of the collapsed buildings and visited the injured people in the Moulay Youssef regional hospital to inquire about their health.The king ordered the local authorities to afford home for the victims and to provide the injured with the needed health care. read more

Saint Kitts and Nevis speaks out during UN debate on high costs

“The human, social and financial costs of violence are unacceptably high and are escalating,” said Sam Condor, who is also his country’s Deputy Foreign Minister.“In addition to physical injury and death, violence has a serious life-long impact on mental and physical health. Ultimately, because of its multi-sectoral impact, it slows economic and social development in those countries which can least afford this.”Data indicates that about 4,300 deaths every day are attributable to inter-personal violence, he said, with half of those due to murder. In some countries the homicide rate is as high as 60 to 70 per 100,000 people.But Mr. Condor told the fourth day of the Assembly’s annual general debate that an integrated approach among UN Member States to preventing inter-personal violence is “sadly lacking,” despite the efforts of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and others.“There is yet no UN General Assembly resolution that calls for an integrated approach to all forms of inter-personal violence; no resolution that speaks to youth violence – one of the major contributors to high murder rates and social breakdown; and no resolution that emphasizes the necessity of a multi-sectoral response to this problem.” 27 September 2010Inter-personal violence accounts for one death every 20 seconds and has ruinous effects on many others’ lives, the Foreign Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis told the United Nations today, calling on the General Assembly to take concerted action to reduce violence, particularly among the world’s youth. read more

Notifice of major network maintenance firewall upgrade

As part of continuous improvement efforts to ensure the availability, reliability and performance of Brock’s technology infrastructure, ITS will be replacing key data networking equipment on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.In order to minimize the impact of disruptions, the ITS team is meeting regularly with key stakeholders. While only certain segments of the network will be affected at any given time, services such as virtual private networks or access to the portal may become unreachable during these planned outages.Information updates can be found on the portal as well as Our help desk (x4357) will be operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday if you require any assistance.Schedule for Saturday, Sept. 15, 20126 a.m. – 8 a.m.All on-campus services will be affected. The Registration system, the Brock Portal ( and will be accessible from off-campus.8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Intermittent disruptions of on-campus services:· Raiser’s Edge· One Card· VPN· CC7· Printing (DBBrock, Lion, Campus print servers)· Workstations on Active DirectoryIf you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS help desk at x4357. read more

High home prices in big cities are pushing some firsttime buyers to

TORONTO — Danielle Bacci’s favourite part of her move to near Windsor, Ont., is the lack of traffic along her 15-minute commute to work in nearby Leamington.The 26-year-old bank employee and her partner left Toronto and bypassed the suburbs of the GTA for the affordability of Kingsville, Ont.“We decided if we’re going to go somewhere far we wanted to kind of go somewhere dramatically far where we would change our jobs and everything because we didn’t want to keep with our jobs and have a longer commute just for lower housing costs,” she said.Bacci is among the growing number of first-time homebuyers relocating long distances to escape the high cost of big-city housing. CMHC head issues sharp defence of mortgage stress test as calls grow to loosen rules Canada’s big-city housing markets are all at different stages of the cycle, April figures show CIBC says drop in big-city mortgage markets has been larger and longer than expected Kingsville’s 360-kilometre distance from Toronto allowed Bacci and boyfriend Andre Portovedo to put their savings towards a house instead of a one-bedroom condo.“Here we got a 1,500 square-foot semi-detached house for less than what the condo cost,” she said in an interview.While some friends have relocated to Hamilton or Barrie, others are renting in Toronto to save for the required large down payment.Being the first in their circle to move to Windsor area has sparked some interest among friends and family.“I think us moving put Kingsville on the map for some of our friends and I know Andre’s parents are thinking of maybe moving out here, especially because their house would get them probably three houses out here,” she said.The move to towns near secondary municipalities — called exurbs — that are beyond reasonable commuting distances from large urban centres, has been gaining in popularity, says Phil Soper, CEO of Royal LePage.“If they choose community and lifestyle over ‘urban excitement’ and access to certain jobs, many of them are skipping the suburbs right now and going farther afield,” he said in an interview.Eight of the 10 fastest appreciating Canadian exurbs are in Ontario, led by areas surrounding Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, Kingston, Niagara/St. Catharines, Hamilton, Belleville/Trenton and Guelph, he said.In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops regions outside of Vancouver.Canada is a suburban nation with three-quarters of its population living in the suburbs in 2016, said a Queen’s University report based on a review of that year’s census.Auto dependent suburbs grew 17 per cent between 2006 and 2016 and exurbs grew by 20 per cent.Businesses are also accommodating this migration by opening offices and using technology that allows knowledge workers to locate just about anywhere, said Soper.Establishing roots in a new hub comes as a recent survey found that a majority of buyers in the country’s three largest real estate markets worry that their down payment won’t stretch far enough.Two-thirds of Torontonians say they feel the anxiety, along with 58 per cent of Vancouverites and 60 per cent of Montrealers, according to the poll released by residential mortgage insurer Genworth Canada in collaboration with Royal LePage.High housing costs are also prompting more adult children to live at home, delaying downsizing by their parents.Faced with high costs to relocate in the city, these baby boomers are also looking to follow their offspring to these secondary cities, he said.“This is actually a very good thing because we’ve got housing shortages in our big cities like Vancouver and Toronto and it will provide something of a safety valve.”Millennials are responding to the lure of lower prices, says Christopher Alexander, executive vice-president of ReMax.“They’re looking for whatever they can afford and the good news is a majority of millennials still see home ownership as a good investment and they’re doing what they can to get into the market and start building equity,” he said.“So if they can find work in another city where they can afford to buy they’ll do it.” read more

Review Galaxy S 4 stuffed with new technologies that dont come together

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Galaxy S 4, Samsung’s latest and greatest, has a cute feature we’ll probably see in a lot of phones soon: You can shoot both yourself and your surroundings at the same time, using the front- and back-mounted cameras. It’s a bit like having a two-camera film crew follow you around.But other than that, it’s hard to point to anything that will set the world on fire in the new phone, revealed Thursday at an event in New York. The S 4 has what you’d expect from a new smartphone: a bigger screen and a faster processor. It may prove to be unfortunate that didn’t stop there when it presented the successor to its hit Galaxy S III, because the phone has a grab-bag of features that don’t come together as a pleasing whole.The phone will go on sale sometime between late April and the end of June, from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, US Cellular and Cricket, Samsung says. If history is any guide, even smaller phone companies will get it, if not right away. The phone companies will set the prices; expect this phone to start at $200 with a two-year contract.Samsung provided reporters with some hands-on time with pre-production units, which revealed the S 4 to be, in terms of hardware, a solid successor to the III. The screen is slightly larger, at 5 inches on the diagonal compared to 4.8 inches for the III and 4 inches for the iPhone 5. It sports a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, as much as you’d find on a high-definition TV set. This should mean that the resolution chase is over in the smartphone area: the eyes just can’t discern any more pixels on these small screens. Competing top-line Android phones already have the same resolution, so Samsung isn’t breaking new ground here.The bigger screen is crammed into a chassis that’s actually a hair narrower and thinner than the S III’s. This is quite a feat. Samsung shrank the frame surrounding the screen to make room. Shrinking other internal components allowed it to make the battery 20 per cent larger than III’s, but Samsung isn’t saying whether that translates into longer battery life — the added battery power could be eaten up by software and hardware changes.The body is still dominated by softly moulded plastic, and the S 4 doesn’t really advance the esthetics of its predecessor the way competitors Apple, Sony and HTC have done with their latest phones. Apple and HTC, in particular, have put a lot of sweat into machining metal into jewel-like enclosures; Samsung doesn’t seem to care all that much about looks.Samsung does care about trying to push the envelope on what the phone does, but it may have poked through the envelope, tearing a hole or two in it. It’s probably not a disaster, because most of its features can be turned off, but first-time users could be confused.For one thing, Samsung is taking the whole “touch screen” thing further by now sensing when the user’s finger is hovering over the screen. In other words, you don’t even need to touch the phone to make it react. Hovering over a thumbnail of a picture in the Gallery will reveal a bigger thumbnail, and hovering over one email in a list will show a preview of its first lines.The idea is similar to the “mouse hover” feature on a PC, which sometimes reveals things before the mouse is clicked. Implementing it on a smartphone is trickier, though. On the PC, you have to use the mouse, so you’ll discover the hover functions in the normal course of use. But since the feature is new in a smartphone and there’s normally no reason to have your finger hovering over the screen, users are likely to discover this feature by chance. That wouldn’t be so bad if all applications responded to hovering in a consistent manner, but very few applications react to it all. On the S 4, the “Email” app will show previews, but the “Gmail” app won’t. The built-in “Gallery” app will show picture previews, but other photo apps won’t. I suspect users will get tired of trying to hover with their fingers and give up on the whole thing.The hovering feature also sets the phone up for another problem. In my testing, I found that the phone sometimes registered a close hover as a touch. In other words, the screen was overly sensitive, thinking I was touching it when I wasn’t. This may be fixed by the time the phone is in production, but it’s potentially an annoying issue.The S 4 tries to divine your intentions in two additional ways. It has an infra-red sensor that looks for hand movements up to about 4 inches away from the phone, and it uses the front-side camera to figure out if it’s front of the user’s face. Thanks to the IR sensor, the phone’s browser responds to an “up swipe” in the air above it with by scrolling up, and to a “side” swipe by jumping to another tab. This could be pretty useful when the smartphone is the lunchtime companion and you don’t want to grease it up with foody fingers, but again, the “air swipe to scroll” shows up in only a few applications.The camera is supposed to engage when you’re watching a video, pausing playback if it thinks you’re looking away. This didn’t work in the preproduction unit I tested, but it’s hard to imagine that this is a feature to die for.The list of user interface innovations goes on, but they don’t amount to a coherent new way of interacting with the phone. Nor do they turn the phone into something that’s intelligently aware of what goes on around it. It’s more like Samsung is throwing a bunch of technologies into the phone to see what sticks. Sometimes, that’s how progress works, but consumers might not appreciate being guinea pigs.The S 4 presents an interesting contrast to the BlackBerry Z10, which is coming out in a few weeks. Research In Motion Ltd. jettisoned the old BlackBerry software and rebuilt it from the ground up. The phone’s hardware isn’t as impressive as Samsung’s, but the software is easy to use, and it’s based on a strong idea: taking the pain out of communicating across email, text messaging and social networks. The S 4, unfortunately, doesn’t have the same clarity of purpose. Review: Galaxy S 4 stuffed with new technologies that don’t come together by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:30 am MDT read more

UN urges Dominican Republic to ensure citizens of Haitian origin do not

The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling.Last week the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that the children of undocumented migrants who have been in the Dominican Republic and registered as Dominicans as far back as 1929, cannot have Dominican nationality as their parents are considered to be “in transit.” “We are extremely concerned that a ruling of the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court may deprive tens of thousands of people of nationality, virtually all of them of Haitian descent, and have a very negative impact on their other rights,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.She said the decision could have “disastrous” implications for people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, leaving such individuals in a state of constitutional limbo and potentially leaving tens of thousands of them stateless and without access to basic services for which identity documents are required. Until 2010, the Dominican Republic had followed the principle of automatically bestowing citizenship to anyone born on its soil. But in 2010, a new constitution stated that citizenship would be granted only to those born on Dominican soil to at least one parent of Dominican blood or whose foreign parents are legal residents. The decision, which cannot be appealed, gives the Central Electoral Board one year to elaborate a list of people to be excluded from citizenship, and it outlines a number of steps leading to the elaboration of a regularization plan for undocumented migrants. “We urge the Dominican Government to take all necessary measures to ensure that Dominican citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in accordance with the country’s international human rights obligations,” said Ms. Shamdasani. read more

SPOILERS 629 Superstars tapings in Washington DC

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook Amazon Opens Up Store Of The Future The following was taped on Monday night in Washington, D.C.6/29 WWE Superstars tapings:* The Ascension def. Damien Sandow & Curtis Axel.* Adam Rose def. Fandango.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipAn important video title messageVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Dolph Lundgren found superhero movie stunt scenes really difficult to shoot Pinterestcenter_img SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Now Playing Up Next Jussie Smollett Says Sorry To Empire Cast Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sen. Kamala Harris Chimes In On Jussie Smollett Reports CREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua? Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Discarded cigarette cause of fire at Club Green Meadows

first_imgThe Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that a discarded cigarette caused the Tuesday afternoon fire at Club Green Meadows.The fire was reported about 4:40 p.m. at 7703 N.E. 72nd Drive in an outbuilding.Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said the property damaged by the fire includes about 75 feet of arborvitae, a company pickup and a corner of the outbuilding.The fire originated on a pathway between a club house and work area, Scarpelli said. The path also leads to a smoking area, she said.“There is still a burn ban,” Scarpelli said. “The weather is shifting, but fire fuels are around and extremely dry and volatile.”Recycling truck catches fire in Orchards areaCollected recycling materials ignited and burned a Waste Connections truck Wednesday afternoon in the Orchards area.Emergency dispatch logs show responders with the Vancouver Fire Department were called about 1:15 p.m. to 10101 N.E. 108th Ave., for a report of a commercial vehicle fire.Fire crews arrived in the area and found a Waste Connections recycling truck with smoke coming from its rear, where some collected items caught fire, according to a fire department news release.last_img read more

iPhone XR vs Pixel 3 Which phone is best

first_img Performance: iPhone XR is faster and its battery lasts longer The iPhone XR and Pixel 3 are equipped with an A12 Bionic and Snapdragon 845 processor, respectively. Even though they have different chipsets, you don’t really notice any differences in speed with daily tasks like launching apps or firing the camera shutter. But if we were to split hairs, the iPhone XR does have the edge over the Pixel 3 on benchmark tests. Check out both scores below.However, there were times when the Pixel 3 would carry out certain camera functions a beat slower than preferred. At times, it took awhile to render HDR+ Enhanced photos (which makes sense given the extra processing the phone has to carry out), but rendering portrait mode pictures and firing the “screen flash” from the front-facing camera also took a while to execute. In contrast, the iPhone XR was responsive and quick to launch the camera, focus and fire the shutter. Now playing: Watch this: Both phones capture impressive still images and you won’t be disappointed with either. For a complete deep dive comparison of the two cameras on the iPhone XR and Pixel 3 check out our full test here. When it comes to video capture, the iPhone XR definitely has the edge, especially in low light. The image quality is a lot cleaner and audio is clearer than the Pixel 3. (Click here for more photos from the iPhone XR.)  Dimensions (Inches) 5.7×2.7×0.3 in iPhone XR Apple’s iOS has many advantages if you have other Apple devices or friends and family in the Apple ecosystem, such as a seamless experience of chatting through iMessage and FaceTime. Google’s messaging system is a little all over the place: do you SMS, Hangouts, Duo or Allo your friends, or rely on a third-party messaging app? And while iOS wasn’t the first to implement gestures, it feels slightly more polished than gesture-based navigation on Android, which still relies in part on a software back button. Also, by and large, the best mobile games usually show up on iOS before Android. Other considerations: Authentication and storage iphone-xr-and-pixel-3-7The Pixel 3 and iPhone XR. Angela Lang/CNET iPhone XR FaceID and authentication: No more fingerprints. Apple’s TrueDepth camera powers FaceID, which lets you do everything from unlocking the phone to authenticating Apple Pay purchases with your face. You can set up alternate appearances to recognize you with or without glasses and headwear, for example, but sometimes you might find edge cases where FaceID struggles so you’ll need to also have a backup PIN. The TrueDepth camera also powers Animoji and Memoji, unique to the iPhone.256GB storage option: It’s the only one of these two phones to have this storage capacity and it might be better value for you to have on-device storage, considering that Apple’s iCloud only gives you 5GB for free. Pixel 3 Call Screen: Baked into the Pixel is a call screening service that screens against telemarketers and scam calls. The feature answers calls on your behalf and you can read transcripts of these conversation in real time. From there you can decide to block the call or answer it.Unlimited Cloud Storage: The Pixel is more expensive than the iPhone when it comes to dollar-per-gig. But for Pixel users, Google offers unlimited photo and video storage at their original resolution for free. This is a biggie since photos and videos eat up the majority of our phone’s storage. In comparison, Apple’s iCloud service costs $10 a month for 2TB.Whatever phone you decide to go with, both devices are incredibly capable and you won’t be disappointed.  If you want one of the best and cleanest Android experiences, then the Pixel 3 is unbeatable. And the XR is Apple’s most affordable new iPhone with very few compromises. Either way, you’ll be getting one of the best-in-class phones on the market. Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? £739 (64GB); £839 (128GB) Price (GBP) Storage None (Face ID) iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3 camera comparison Front-facing camera 6.8oz; 194g $799 (64GB); $899 (128GB) Price off-contract (USD) £749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB) Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 USB-C How deep can the iPhone XS and XR go? Single 12-megapixel 64GB, 128GB, 256GB IPX8, wireless charging support, Pixel Buds USB-C headphones in the box 65 Photos Price (AUD) 5.5-inch “flexible” OLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels 7,907 4:46 reading • iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3: Which phone is best? Camera: Battle of the single rear lens The iPhone XR and Pixel 3 both have a single 12-megapixel camera at f/1.8 aperture, but each phone takes advantage of its hardware in useful ways, depending on what kind of photos you usually take. For example, the Pixel’s low-light camera mode, Night Sight, is incredibly impressive. It works so well to brighten up dim settings, you’d almost think it’s magic and you’d be tempted to never use your flash again. The Pixel’s zoom, known as Super Res Zoom, is also excellent. Even though it just uses software to get closer to the subject, objects still look clear from far distances. As for the front-facing camera, the Pixel has a second wide-angle lens. It isn’t the first phone to have this; LG has been putting this in a few of its latest phones including the LG V40 ThinQ. It helps a lot with “groupies,” and fitting more people and content in the frame. Each phone has only one rear camera, and both of them are great. Angela Lang/CNET The iPhone XR is the first iPhone that takes portrait mode photos with a single-lens camera, rather than the dual-lens setup on phones such as the iPhone XS. Like the Pixel 3, it uses software to generate the bokeh (or background blur) on your subjects. The catch? Portrait mode on the iPhone XR only works on humans. The Pixel 3 lets you take portraits of anything from your pets, to your favorite flowers, to your lunch. Each phone can take HDR (high dynamic range) photos, and the Pixel 3 gives you the added option of capturing images in raw from the default camera app. You can also shoot raw on the iPhone XR but you do need to use a third-party app such as Halide or VSCO. Camera Android 9 Pie Design: Pixel 3’s sharper screen vs. luxe iPhone XR looks With its thin bezels, notch and elegant glass and metal encasing, the iPhone XR flaunts a premium, iPhone XS-like aesthetic. Unlike other iPhones, however, it comes in six colors, including a vibrant red, blue, yellow and coral in addition to the standard black and white. The iPhone XR also has a big, 6.1-inch LCD screen with a 1,792×828-pixel resolution display. It’s coated in what Apple calls the “most durable glass ever” on a smartphone, although we don’t know for sure if that means Corning’s latest edition of Gorilla Glass or not. If you lay the iPhone XR down, it doesn’t sit entirely flat on its back as the rear camera lens sticks out. That bump also means the lens may be more susceptible to damage, like what happened in our iPhone XR drop test. iOS 12 iPhone XR Google Pixel 3 61,673 Dimensions (Millimeters) iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3: How to choose the best phone 13:19 4,814 Google Pixel 3 2,395 Note: Longer bars indicate better performance When you’re choosing a phone, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is whether you’re going to go with iOS or Android. To help you out, we compared two of the “cheapest” options from top phone-makers: the Apple iPhone XR and the Google Pixel 3. (Though a starting price over $700 is hardly affordable, they are the least inexpensive offerings from these two phone makers. For a look at actual budget phones, visit our roundup here.) Both phones cost about the same and are equipped with premium hardware (check out the price chart below). But they also offer vastly different user experiences and software goodies that make them stand out from one another. Let’s see how they compare.  4K Lightning AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB) Apple A12 Bionic 150.9×75.7×8.3 mm Phones Dual 8-megapixel 12.2-megapixel Google Pixel 3 Note: Longer bars indicate better performance Apple iPhone XR Special features Siri vs. Google Assistant vs. Bixby See All 33 Photos Back cover Headphone jack Connector Battery Apple iPhone XR 5.9×3.0x0.33 in Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 4GB 11,392 Not disclosed iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3 specs 6:38 64GB, 128GB AU$1,199 (64GB); AU$1,349 (128GB) 145.6×68.2×7.9 mm Pixel 3 camera test: Google’s phone delivers again Now playing: Watch this: Processor Google Pixel 3 2,915 mAh Video capture 443ppi None iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3 pricing Fingerprint sensor 7-megapixel with Face ID Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Display size, resolution The Pixel 3 is rated IP68, so it ups the ante to reach 1.5 meters for the same duration. We haven’t water-tested the Pixel 3 yet. Each phone has wireless charging, but neither has a headphone jack. So if you don’t use Bluetooth headphones, you’ll have to carry a dongle around to connect your regular pair of headphones. Apple Expandable storage 19 34 Photos $749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB) As for battery life, both phones lasted over 16 hours for continuous video playback on Airplane Mode, which is excellent. The Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh battery and clocked in 15 hours. But the iPhone XR lasted longer at 19 hours and 53 minutes, despite having a smaller 2,942mAh battery (note that Apple doesn’t disclose iPhone battery capacities). Software: iOS or Android? iOS vs. Android is one of the biggest rivalries in the tech world. Choosing a phone involves a lot more than just hardware; software ecosystems are a huge factor and the best predictor of what phone you’re going to go with is what operating system (OS)  you’re already comfortable using now. siri-google-assistant-shortcutAdding Google Assistant to Siri. Jason Cipriani/CNET That being said, if you’re OS agnostic or looking to switch, there are pros and cons to both. The Pixel runs Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and is one of the first devices to get regular updates from Google and will be one of the first phones to get Android 10 later this year. Android Pie includes gesture navigation too, so you’ll have to get used to swiping and tapping to switch between apps.The OS allows for a lot of customization, and you can tinker with widgets, skins, icons and launchers. Having that kind of freedom with your homepage is just more fun, especially if you want it to stand out from your friends’. The Pixel is also integrated deeply with the Google ecosystem of course, so you’ll get a more intuitive experience with Gmail, Calendar and Maps. You can also do a lot more with Google Assistant than you can with Siri. The Pixel 3 doesn’t feel as high-end, but it’s still a solidly built phone and its smaller size makes it more comfortable to hold. It looks similar to last year’s Pixel 2, but subtle design tweaks like thinner bezels and a glossy lining around the phone add more polish this time around. Colors look slightly punchier, too, than the iPhone, on the sharper OLED screen (5.5-inch with a 1,080p resolution). Like the iPhone, the Pixel also doesn’t have a home button. And the larger Pixel 3 XL has one of the thickest onscreen notches we’ve seen. Yes, you can hide it, but it’s not very flattering. There are a few design features the phones share. Both are water resistant. The iPhone XR is rated IP67 which means it can survive a 30 minute dunk in 1 meter of water, but in our tests it actually lasted far beyond this depth. (You can see the full results of our extreme iPhone XR water test here.) 5.2oz; 148g Now playing: Watch this: 6:39 Apple iPhone XR Pixel 3 struts a polished and compact design iPhone XR flaunts a big screen and a cheaper price tag Geekbench v.4.0 single-core 77,814 None Pixel density • 326ppi Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 min. longer than iPhone 8 Plus Geekbench v.4.0 multi-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz + 1.6GHz octa-core) RAM 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 pixels No 4K Note: Longer bars indicate better performance 3DMark Slingshot Unlimited Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Google Pixel 3 Mobile software Comments No Weight (Ounces, Grams) iOS 12 Google LG Applelast_img read more

Nome officer who pleaded guilty to assault is rehired by police department

first_imgA Nome Police Department vehicle. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith, KNOM)Carl Putman, the former Nome Community Service Officer who pleaded guilty in July to charges of assault while on duty, has been rehired by the Nome Police Department. Putman has been hired on as an emergency hire temporary dispatcher for NPD.Listen nowIn April, Putman was charged with assault in the fourth degree in Nome District Court after allegedly punching Florence Habros of Nome while he was on duty.Putman admitted during investigations that when an intoxicated Habros passed out, he “became frustrated and punched her in the head with a balled fist.” There is no audio of the event, as Putman “claimed he forgot to turn his audio recorder on” when the incident occurred in Front Street in February. In July, Putman pleaded guilty to the charge and received a one-year suspended imposition of sentence, but no jail time or community service.When asked if NPD was concerned about safety, Nome Police Chief John Papasadora stressed that Putman would have no contact with the public directly in this new role. Papasadora said Putman would “work in the office, not down on the road or doing public contact other than by phone.”  According to City Manager Tom Moran, this was an emergency hire: meaning that the job is not required to be posted to the public and that the position only lasts for up to six months. At any point, the role could be filled by a qualified candidate.Both Papasadora and Moran confirmed that Putman was hired because he already knew the necessary operating systems. With the department down by four dispatchers, the move was a matter of “business” made to keep the department operating. While Moran was aware of what he called Putman’s “criminal allegations,” he explained that there are no criminal barriers from working dispatch. There have been previous dispatchers with criminal convictions.But there are Nome citizens who feel that this furthers the distrust between the police department and community members, including Florence Habros, the victim of the assault in February. Habros says she was not notified by the NPD that Putman had been rehired as a dispatcher. She said she would not feel “comfortable” calling dispatch knowing that he could pick up. When asked if she would call the NPD to report a crime, Habros said:“… (if) he answered, dispatcher, it’s uncomfortable. I would call the troopers, state troopers, I would call them instead. They would help me out,” Habros said.Habros worries that she is not the only person who has been assaulted by Putman. She claims to have heard that other people have been hurt by him as well. She hopes that if this is true they will come forward.“I know if we keep this going, maybe they’re going to pop out and tell, too… They would come out and tell the truth of what he did to them,”  Habros said.Manager Moran said he is aware of how some people in the community feel about this hiring decision. He said, “we do not have the resources, do not have the people available to us; the applicant pool on file may not be the best applicant the public would feel to be the best candidate.”Putman’s new role does not include any patrol duties or physical contact with the public, and could expire if a more qualified candidate becomes available.last_img read more