New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Heating up the competition in India’s premium smartphone market, Chinese giant Huawei on Tuesday launched its flagship Mate 20 Pro device in the country for Rs 69,990.This is the first time a premium Mate series device has made it to India. The device will be available online on Amazon starting December 3 for Prime members while regular customers would be able to purchase it starting December 4,Huawei Consumer Business Group said.Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 3D Face Unlock and in-display fingerprint sensor, which is fast becoming a rage in the industry. The Mate 20 Pro is powered by Kirin 980 — Huawei’s highest performing system on chip (SoC).Manufactured with the advanced 7nm process, the Kirin 980 chip promises to offer improved performance, better battery efficiency and a smoother user experience.”We are excited to launch the most powerful and intelligent Mate ever — Mate 20 Pro for the Indian customers. India is a key market for us and it is our constant endeavor to create value for our Indian customers, offering the most innovative smartphone technology,” Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group, told reporters here.The smartphone comes with the world’s first 40W HUAWEI Super Charger that can charge the device’s hefty 4,200 mAh battery to 70 per cent within 30 minutes of plugging in.The device comes with key contributions from the Huawei India R&D team, thus, allowing for several localised capabilities.”We aim to complete 200 million shipments by the end of 2018,” said Paras Chopra, Senior Director, Product Planning, Huawei Consumer Business Group.The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera.The phone sports the company’s recently launched EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie OS.Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 is created to “enable a quality life” with digital balance. HiVision – a new feature debuting with EMUI 9.0 recognises classical art, popular landmarks and can translate text of a range of languages.The Matrix Camera System includes Leica ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture wider and closer photos with its new macro distance capability.Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the also world’s first smartphone to support the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, thus, allowing consumers to experience download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps.The smartphonesm’s 6.39-inch curved AMOLED has a chassis that is curved on all eight sides.The Matrix Camera array on the rear of the device features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame.The “Hyper Optical Pattern” on the glass back uses a complex hairline pattern to produce an effect that is not only highly durable, but also makes the device easy to grip and fingerprint resistant, the company added.The device would be available as part of a bundle along with the Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones for a special cost of Rs 71,990, for early bird customers, the company said,advertisementadding that the device would also be available across Croma stores in key metro cities starting December 10.–IANSksc/gb/vm
The Ad Council is releasing a new round of digital and TV PSAs created pro bono by Warner Bros. as an extension of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women movement. Voiced by actress Elizabeth Banks, the ads feature footage and characters from The LEGO Movie, which is coming out next month.Video: Go Red For Women Lego Movie PSAOne out of every three deaths among women in the U.S. each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and stroke, making it the No. 1 killer of women in this country and causing more fatalities than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association.However, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. In an effort to raise awareness of heart disease and empower women with the necessary tools to lead heart healthy lives, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and the Ad Council are launching a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign today as an extension of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement. The launch precedes “National Wear Red Day,” which is on February 7 and will mark the 10th anniversary of “Go Red For Women.”Created pro bono by Warner Bros., the new television ads feature scenes and characters from the upcoming The LEGO Movie, encouraging audiences, “It’s time to Go Red For Women.” Voiced by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks, the film character Wyldstyle empowers women, asking them to “Stand stronger, shout louder and demand change.” Audiences are directed to GoRedForWomen.org where they can access more information on the disease, including risk factors and symptoms, as well as preventative tips and tools to lead a healthier lifestyle. New online PSAs also feature Wyldstyle and drive audiences to “Go Red For Women’s” website to learn more.“The American Heart Association is grateful for the opportunity to work with both the Ad Council and Warner Bros. on this entertaining and informative public service announcement that will harness the unique magic movies and their characters have to increase women’s awareness about their No. 1 killer – heart disease,” said Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Professor of Cardiology at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine and Go Red For Women spokesperson. “While raising funds for women-related education and research is imperative to our success, collaboration with creative partners to create engaging and relevant content also allows the AHA to spark positive behavior change in women and their families.”An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular disease, resulting in over 400,000 deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association. The symptoms of cardiovascular disease, such as shortness of breath, nausea, back pain and sweating, can be easy to miss and sometimes not outwardly apparent, causing it to be known as a “silent killer.” However, by knowing the risk factors and taking simple steps like stop smoking, regular physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet and blood pressure monitoring, women can decrease their chances of heart illness.“Heart disease claims the life of nearly one woman in the United States every minute,” said Peggy Conlon, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “However, many many women continue to falsely believe the disease is one that just targets men or the elderly and don’t take enough action to reduce their personal risk. Together, with longstanding partners the American Heart Association and Warner Brothers, we know we can have an impact on this critical health issue.”The American Heart Association established “Go Red For Women” in 2004 to encourage women to know their risk factors and adopt healthy lifestyle practices to help prevent heart disease. Since the creation of the program, more than two million women have participated by taking the “Go Red Heart CheckUp” and an estimated 627,000 lives have been saved.The Ad Council and the American Heart Association have a long history of working together to improve awareness and education around important health issues in the U.S. including stroke awareness and hands-only CPR education. The new PSAs launching today mark their first partnership on behalf of Go Red For Women. Following the Ad Council’s model, the new PSAs will be distributed to 33,000 media outlets nationwide this month. The ads will air and run in advertising time and space entirely donated by the media.
Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Christians across the country are praying and have social media prayer chains going as the nation now braces for what is called a catastrophic #HurricaneIrma. Irma is historic for many reasons, and now among them is that she is one of ten of the strongest storms to have ever been formed with winds at 185mph.For Christians, in times like these, the only safeguard is in the arms of Jesus Christ, their savior. At least two gospel ministers are calling for residents to congregate for prayer, as the storm bears down on the Turks and Caicos and other nations.In Provo at the Grant’s Gas Station, where the famous M&M Twins usually hold a Tuesday night evangelism service, is where a street side prayer meeting will be held; it begins at 5pm. A prayer service will also be held at Salem Baptist Church in Grand Turk that begins at 6pm and was called by a leading figure in the Christian community, Pastor Chad Archibald.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed
NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 24, 2018 – 12:07 pm Tank And The Bangas On “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” Tank And The Bangas On “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” tank-and-bangas-staying-grounded-smokenetflixchill Facebook News Email The funk/soul group explains the team effort behind their latest single and why it’s important for them to keep the family vibes alive in the bandAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2018 – 12:07 pm New Orleans-based group Tank and the Bangas have a sound influenced by their hometown, blending hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and even a little bit rock, but it’s truly all their own. In their latest single, “Smoke.Netflix.Chill,” released on April 20, they brought their playful vibes led by Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s upbeat rap and spoken word verses over a laid-back, floating beat. Tank And The Bangas On Staying Grounded & “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” Ball, along with bandmates Norman Spence, Joshua Johnson and Albert Allenback, sat down with the Recording Academy to tell us a little more about how they vibe together as a group while touring, as well as how “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” came to be.Cuban-French Duo Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Twitter
Share your voice CNET’s Queenie Wong contributed to this report. Internet Tech Industry 0 Post a comment Tags Put the old page design back, twitter. This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded. What were you thinking? #twitterupdate— Cobalt (@chrissutor2) April 23, 2019 Twitter has a new look. Steven Musil/CNET If your Twitter feed looks a bit different, there’s a good reason.The microblogging service rolled out a redesigned desktop layout on Tuesday that features a simpler, airier look. The redesign, which Twitter announced in January, was previously available to a limited number of users through an opt-in program.The design revamp doesn’t appear to be the same for everyone though. One layout features two columns rather than three, with a larger timeline on the left and the trending topics and who to follow features moved from the left to the right column. Still others are getting a layout with a third, static column that holds the usual tools such as notifications and messages.Enlarge ImageNew look with the (optional?) third column on left. Steven Musil/CNET A Twitter representative said the company is still testing new designs for the website.”We’re testing a few things so people may see different versions,” a Twitter spokeswoman said. “We wanted to test out in the open to get feedback and see what people think.”The new appearance also corrals other customizable features, some that had been made available piecemeal, including the option to change the size of your text, switch to dark mode (with a black background instead of white) and the option to choose the latest tweets first.The changes come as Twitter continues to try to come up with new features to boost user engagement. On Tuesday, Twitter said its monthly active users increased to 330 million in the first quarter from 321 million users in the fourth quarter.Even though Twitter warned months ago that changes were afoot, some users seemed confused by the changes Tuesday.A D. Giggs wondered if Twitter had rolled out a redesign… …while a user named Cobalt begged Twitter to switch it back to the previous layout. “This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded,” Cobalt tweeted. “What were you thinking?” Did Twitter just roll out a new design in the last 5 mins? What the….?— D Giggs (@PuddinCusp) April 23, 2019 Twitter
While Twitterati and several other people on other social media platforms denounced Jack & Jones’s “sexist” advertisement featuring Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh after it was slammed by Tamil actor Siddharth and the ad was eventually pulled down, it may be a sobering exercise to take stock of some other advertisements misinforming and misleading the public.Releasing its data on November 21, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) said that in August 2016, the ASCI’s Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) upheld complaints against 152 out of 209 advertisements. Though many prominent brands feature in the list, one similar advertisement promoting casual sexism in the workplace like the Jack & Jones ad that made the cut in the CCC’s list was none other than TimesJobs.com, which describes itself as the nation’s leading job portal.Describing its observation, the advertisement industry watchdog held that the advertisement “is suggestive, objectifies women and indecent in the depiction of woman which is likely, in the light of generally prevailing standards of decency, to cause grave and widespread offence.” It also made a similar observation in a follow-up ad.An even more concerning fact embedded in the ASCI’s finding is that among the 152 complaints upheld by them, 66 instances were of education category, followed by 27 belonging to the healthcare category. The list also included 17 in the food and beverages category, 10 in personal care category, five in clothing and accessories category and 27 advertisements from other categories.The overwhelming cause for misleading advertisements for educational institutions was found out to be exaggerated, unsubstantiated, unverified and misleading claims that guaranteed to provide 100% placement/AND/OR they claim to be the No.1 in their respective fields. Although a more exhaustive list can be found here, some of the well-known names in the list included: Lovely Professional University, Sharda University, Pearl Academy, Frankfinn institute of Air Hostess Training and SRM university.Out of the 27 advertisements from the healthcare category whose advertisements were also pulled up for marketing products in a misleading manner, a peculiar trend was observed. Many of these advertisements that were pulled up by the ASCI were found to be in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act that more specifically, in these cases, concern the prohibition of advertising of drugs and remedies for improving or maintaining the capacity for sexual pleasure.Advertisements of companies and products such as Olefia Biopharma Limited (Votif Range of Products), Chetan Clinic, Nurture Health Care (Ayurex S Capsule) , Jippo African Capsule and African Oil, Amba Health Clinic, and German Homeo Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (German Homeo Laboratory) that claimed to provide cures for a range of sexual problems were included in the ASCI list.Claims such as “Nightfall, Premature Ejaculation, Sexual weakness in Men”, “Masturbation, Pen** Disorders, Weakness in Nerves”, “You can get rid of loose thin and crooked Pen**”, “Itchiness in your sexual Organs”, “Low Sperm Count”, “Ovarian Cyst”, “Leucorrhoea White Discharge”, “Sagging of Sexual Organs”, “Lack of Sexual Desire”, “Irregular Periods”, “Make you small, loose, underdeveloped chest into a shapely, beautiful and attractive one”, “Enhance your Feminity” and “Improve Husband Wife Relationship” etc. were reported as unsubstantiated after examination of the use of products were found to be inefficacious, besides being in violation of the Act.So how are they still allowed to market and advertise these products?The answer can be found in what prominent sexologist Dr. Narayana Reddy explained to the Hindu: “The law provides them enough room to escape. Section 33EEC of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940 exempts drugs manufactured by vaidyas or hakims… for the use of their own patients from any regulation. Thus, as long as the quack sells his medicine to patients who come to him of their own accord, no standards or safety regulations apply.”
By La’Nesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO“Passion, purpose, personality” is the mantra of The Joy of Styling.Spearheaded by Founder and CEO Joy Copeland in 2015, The Joy of Styling, is helping to advance the DMV area’s fashion scene through connecting customers with Black owned businesses and educating the community on improving their visual narrative. On October 26, 2018, The Joy of Styling featured one of their many pop-up fashion events in District Heights, Maryland.Joy Copeland, founder and CEO of The Joy of Styling. (Photo By Micha Green)The event, called the “Style Party Pop Up”, gave the community an opportunity to learn about current and seasonal trends and have their fashion inquiries answered while shopping from vendors including Crystal Desires, a company that sells jewelry with natural crystals, Love Our Styles, a clothing and jewelry business, and eating delectable treats debuted by food industry newcomers Chef Elliot and Cakes by Gen.The event tackled fashion do’s and don’ts, industry fashion tips and allowed the audience to showcase their individuality and unique fashion styles.The Joy of Styling offers a plethora of services including closet revamping, style parties and personal styling and shopping. Preceded by a consultation, Copeland’s team builds strong rapport and trust with her clients to encourage intentionality in their fashion selections and boost their self-image.Inspired by a girl’s night in and a successful first fashion event pop up, Copeland’s team has facilitated more than 15 fashion discussions and events in the area. When asked about her inspiration to develop her business, Copeland explained “My passion is bringing fashion to the community and connecting the aspect of community involvement and seeing how fashion can impact your life.”Having worked under and with fashion industry icons Claire Sulmers and Angela Simmons, Copeland hopes to leave her customers with the inspiration to feel comfortable in their skin and confident in their style decisions.With events such as Style Workz For Girls, Annual Fashion on Wheels, and Fit and Fab, Copeland is promoting access to affordable fashion, body positivity, and health and wellness. She is focused on tackling barriers to professionalism and rites of passage events through her interview styling consultations and clothing drives. She’s also mobile, and willing to go wherever needed to support her clientele.At 25, Copeland’s goal is to “empower and uplift everyone through enabling networking opportunities with the D.C. fashion industry.”She encourages people seeking to grow their fashion business or find internship opportunities to reach out for promotional opportunities through her website tjoyofstyling.com or her Instagram @thejoyofstyling.“A lot of the vendors are from personal relationships in the D.C. fashion scene. It’s so important that we’re uplifting each other. That’s what I intend to do.”
© 2013 Phys.org Volkswagen said the XL1 will be the most fuel-efficient production vehicle in the world. The car sets a record, as the 261 mpg figure has not been achieved by any other vehicle to date, according to the company. According to the company, the XL1 emits 21 g/km of CO2; the two-seat vehicle can cover up to 32 miles as a “zero-emissions vehicle” in an all-electric mode. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. There is no official word on pricing; analysts’ estimates run from 30,000 to 50,000 euros. As for production plans, Volkswagen intends to carry out a small production series; the XL1 is to be produced at the company’s Osnabrück plant in Germany. The process for the XL1 is described as “automotive handcrafting,” More information: www.vwvortex.com/news/volkswag … l1-gets-green-light/ Measurements for the XL1 are 153.1 inches long, 65.6 in wide, and 45.4 high. The XL1’s total weight is 1,753 pounds, and several auto sites consider this figure impressive given the added weight of a battery pack and electric motor. The car has a futurist design; features include enclosed rear wheels, butterfly doors, and camera-based rearview mirrors integrated into the door panels. Volkswagen used special lightweight material for the vehicle’s construction, producing parts of the XL1 in light but strong carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). Power for the XL1 is provided by a system with details as follows: A two-cylinder TDI engine (35 kW / 48 PS), E-motor (20 kW / 27 PS), 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and lithium-ion battery, The car has a top speed of 99 mph. In announcing the XL1, Volkswagen said that “When the new millennium was ushered in, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, who is today Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, formulated the visionary goal of bringing to market a production car that was practical in everyday use with fuel consumption of one liter per 100 km. In the two-seat XL1, this vision has become reality.” Explore further (Phys.org)—Volkswagen will debut its XL1 two-seater, plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Publicity and blog previews are pointing to the car’s considerable design and technical features. The company views its XL1 as a significant standout. Volkswagen is emphasizing that the car represents a first in fuel economy. The car’s 261 miles per gallon combined fuel consumption is touted as a real achievement. Volkswagen’s XL1 said to be world’s most economical car Citation: Volkswagen will debut XL1 hybrid at March auto show (2013, February 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-volkswagen-debut-xl1-hybrid-auto.html
Kolkata: In a reshuffle in the WBCS (Executive) cadre, 18 SDOs have been changed.SDOs of Barasat, Suri, Bankura (Sadar), Darjeeling (Sadar), Barrackpore, Egra, Mekhliganj, Mathabhanga, Kakdwip, Raiganj, Ranaghat, Tufanganj, Cooch Behar (Sadar), Alipore, Howrah (Sadar), Jhalda, Purulia (Sadar) and Alipurduar were changed.Avik Chatterjee, who was SDO Darjeeling (Sadar), has become the Deputy Secretary of Self Help Groups and Self Employment department. Thendhup Namgyal Sherpa has become the Deputy Director of Tourism Directorate. He was SDO Raiganj. Reshma Banerjee, who was SDO Howrah (Sadar), has been posted as advisor of WBIDC. Arundhuti De has become the Secretary of Alipurduar Zilla Parishad. Santi Kumar Batabyal, who was posted as Deputy Secretary of the Land and Land Reforms department, has become the Deputy Secretary of the Judicial department.