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UNmandated effort on conflict diamonds makes progress in latest meeting

Hosted and co-chaired by Belgium, the meeting in Brussels is “on track” for formal adoption of minimum acceptable standards for certificates at its next plenary in Moscow in July, according to a statement issued today by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Cooperation.The meeting – which is part of the “Kimberley Process” – discussed the elements needed to create a system for keeping tainted diamonds from conflict areas out of the legitimate supply chain. Named for the South African locale where it began, the Kimberley Process intends to complete its work by the end of this year when it will report back to the UN. In addition to the government delegates, the meeting was attended by representatives of the World Diamond Council, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the European Commission, the World Customs Organization, the chairmen of the UN Sanctions Committees for Angola and Liberia, and a number of non-governmental organizations. The participants represent countries with significant roles in the mining, processing and importing of diamonds. The World Diamond Council, representing all segments of the industry, was created to combat traffic in conflict diamonds. read more

On World Intellectual Property Day UN agency spotlights role of digital creativity

The way in which creative works are produced, distributed and enjoyed around the world has been reimagined as a consequence of digital technology, the head of the United Nations World Intellectual Property organization (WIPO) said today. In a message marking World Intellectual Property Day, whose theme this year is Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry stressed that that the Day, which is celebrated each year on 26 April, is an opportunity to celebrate the creators and innovators who enrich our world, and who are at the base of our cultural and technological development. “On this day, as we celebrate digital creativity across the world, we should also think about how to find the right balance – one which recognizes the importance of creators and innovators to all the progress that we see … as a consequence of digital technology,” he said. Mr. Gurry noted that the internet provides an enormous opportunity for creators to interact directly with their audiences – an interaction that was previously more confined. “Now, with the Internet, the audience has become potentially the whole world. That is an enormous creative opportunity. It’s an enormous cultural opportunity. And it’s an enormous economic opportunity,” he said. WIPO, a specialized agency of the UN, is a global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. World Intellectual Property Day, which has been observed since 2000, marks the day in 1970 when the convention establishing WIPO entered into force. read more

John Isner Is All Alone at Wimbledon

At a major international tournament, American men had a very bad day.Yes, the U.S. men’s soccer team did just fine Thursday, losing 0-1 to Germany but advancing to the knockout stage of the World Cup. But at Wimbledon, all but one of the four remaining American men exited the singles draw without winning a set. That leaves just John Isner to play in the third round. Isner is by far the highest-ranked American, but he’s often vulnerable to upsets at events outside the U.S.“I guess it’s better than last year. We didn’t have anybody past the second round,” Isner said of the American men’s success at Wimbledon, at a press conference Thursday. “At least there’s one guy past the second round.”Here’s a sign of how bad things have gotten for American men’s singles tennis: Even with all the early exits, Isner has to win just one more match for this tournament to count as a good Grand Slam by recent low standards. He’d be the lone American man in the fourth round for a second consecutive major, after five consecutive Grand Slams without any American man to make it to the Round of 16. The U.S. hasn’t had a male quarterfinalist at a Grand Slam since Isner and Andy Roddick reached that stage at the 2011 U.S. Open, nor a semifinalist in the five years since Roddick lost in the final at Wimbledon. No American man has won a major since Roddick did at the U.S. Open in 2003, and after every disappointing Grand Slam, the prospect of an American major champ seems farther away than it did at the one before.The situation is very different for the American women. They’re led by world No. 1 and five-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams, who will be joined in the third round this year by her sister, Venus Williams, who also has won Wimbledon five times. Even more American women are outperforming their male counterparts. Three others have made the third round at Wimbledon, with one more, Victoria Duval — the 18-year-old who got into the tournament the hard way, by qualifying — still to play her second-round match.Isner isn’t an ideal American No. 1. He has a booming serve and one of the worst return games in the top 50. But without him, things would be truly bleak. For the third consecutive major, Isner is the only American man ranked high enough to get one of the 32 seeds. No other American man even ranks in the top 50.Sixteen countries have a No. 2 player ranked higher than the second-best American, No. 67 Sam Querrey, one of the players who lost on Thursday. Among the countries with a higher-ranked No. 2 player are Switzerland, Croatia and Austria, which have a combined population under 21 million — roughly the population of Texas. Three other countries with a population under 20 million have a No. 2 player ranked higher than Querrey. (It’s worth noting that tennis has become more popular globally since the 1980s, hence more countries are competing and leaving fewer spots for the traditional powers.) The strength of the No. 2 player matters, as a proxy for depth of talent and for the Davis Cup, the international team competitions with two singles slots.To Denis Kudla, a 21-year-old American who lost his second-round match here Thursday, international comparisons aren’t fair because of tennis’s relatively slight stature among U.S. sports. “Tennis is our fifth or sixth sport,” he said in an interview last week. “People just have to be patient.”American women fare better in the equivalent international comparison, perhaps partly because female athletes have fewer professional options and tennis is one of the most lucrative. Just two countries have higher-ranked No. 2 players than Sloane Stephens of the U.S.: Serbia and Italy.Strong prior American male generations — John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors; Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras — cast a long shadow over Roddick and his peers, former top-10 members James Blake and Mardy Fish. But the Roddick generation was far stronger than the current one, as demonstrated by the decline in the number of American players in the majors’ draws, of seeded American players and of American players who reach the third round. “I think what happened is, maybe we missed a generation,” Kudla said. “The generation behind Roddick maybe didn’t pan out like it was supposed to.”“Every country goes through a slump,” Benjamin Becker, a German player who played for Baylor University, said in an interview this week. “It’s not easy to always have these prodigies like Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe, [Jim] Courier and Connors. A lot of times, countries take generations off.” He added, “I’m very confident that an American player will be soon at the top level.”Two young Americans who hope to fulfill Becker’s prediction had modest success last week, qualifying for Wimbledon by winning matches on adjacent courts at the Bank of England Sports Centre while monitoring each other’s progress. Ryan Harrison, who was watching Kudla’s match during changeovers of his own contest, said in an interview that in an individual sport, national rankings don’t matter much. “The U.S. is always concerned about how many top players they have,” Harrison said. “The only thing I’m concerned about is my own development, my own career.”He added: “The U.S. has to really understand that we’re working. We’re doing what we can here.” read more

Selfharm among armed forces jumps by a third in past five years

first_imgThe data excludes servicemen and women who had thoughts of DSH or suicide.Women, Army personnel and those aged under 24 were most at risk, the figures suggested.Those aged under 20 were around 10 times more likely to self-harm than those aged 45 and over, while women were around twice as likely as men to be at risk.The MoD said the risk groups in the armed forces were in line with those in the general population.Improved methods of capturing DSH data could have attributed to the reported rise in incidents, the MoD added. The data included regular armed forces personnel, mobilised reservists, full-time reservists and non-regular permanent staff alongside trained and untrained personnel.An MoD spokesman said: “Overall we have seen that those in the military have a lower prevalence of self-harm than the general population, and today’s stats show that the groups at risk are broadly the same whether in the armed forces or elsewhere.”Through our many anti-stigma efforts, including the ‘Don’t Bottle It Up’ campaign, we encourage anyone with a mental health problem to come forward and get the support they deserve.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The number of armed forces personnel deliberately self-harming has jumped by more than a third over a five-year period.Figures released by the Ministry of Defence revealed a 36 per cent increase in servicemen and women who self-harmed at least once between 2010/11 and 2014/15.There were 383 recordings of deliberate self-harming (DSH) – including self-injury and self-poisoning – for Navy, Army and RAF personnel in 2014/15, up from 339 in 2010/11.center_img We encourage anyone with a mental health problem to come forward and get the support they deserveMinistry of Defence spokesman Military personnel have a “decompression period” after deployment where they can “begin to mentally and physically unwind” and talk about their experiences, the spokesman said.He added: “No system can guarantee to detect every individual at risk of mental disorder. Nevertheless, measures are in place to increase awareness at all levels.”last_img read more

Controversial MP Simon Danczuk banned from standing as Labour candidate in the

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, who was suspended by Labour for sending explicit texts, has been banned from standing for the party in the General Election.The controversial MP was told by party officials that he would not be endorsed as a candidate for the Lancashire seat, which he has held since winning it from the Liberal Democrats in 2010. Mr Danczuk is the MP for Rochdale  Mr Danczuk is the MP for Rochdale Credit:Nick Ansell/PA Karen Danczuk also failed to be selected to become a Labour candidate center_img Mr Danczuk was suspended from the Labour Party in 2015, pending an investigation, after The Sun reported that he had sent explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl.A Labour party spokesperson said: “After considering the case of Simon Danczuk in detail and speaking to him in an interview, the Labour Party’s NEC endorsement panel today unanimously recommended that he should not be endorsed as a Labour candidate.”He will not be able to stand as a Labour candidate in any constituency at the General Election.” His estranged wife Karen failed in her bid to be selected as a Labour candidate for Bury North in the upcoming election. Karen Danczuk also failed to be selected to become a Labour candidate Credit: Andrew Crowleylast_img read more

Home dog boarders being forced out of business by barking mad regulations

They are considered to be a man’s best friend, so it is little surprise that when dog owners have to leave their pets they want them to still have all the home comforts that they are accustomed to. But the thriving industry that provides this in the form of home daycare and boarding for dogs is now under threat because of new legislation which has been described as “barking mad”. New restrictions including each dog having to have its own room and a huge increase in fees for licences mean that some businesses are being forced to close down whilst others are losing a large proportion of their income.  In turn, the owners who depend on the facilities could be left with nowhere to go. Suzi Harris spent £25,000 adapting her  Hampshire home before she opened Just-Like-Home Doggy Daycare & Boarding in June 2017, and the new regulations mean that she will lose a third of her income. She said: “It is absolutely soul destroying. I am going to be sort of OK, but others won’t be and this is affecting hundreds of people across the country.” Suzi Harris is a dog lover who spent £25,000 adapting her home to make it perfect for dogs  Ms Harris has been lobbying Defra for a change since the rules were introduced alongside Marie Worthington, who runs Oscar’s Pals from her Berkshire home.  Ms Harris said: “One of the main issues is that the licensing authorities have raised fees, in some cases up to £800. But there is such disparity  – in some areas people are paying £80 and in others £800.” A spokesperson for campaign group Dog Owners Against Discrimination described the new rules as “barking mad”. She said: “People are heartbroken. Our experience is that the people who run these businesses do so out of love for dogs. “The businesses sprung up because of a gap in the market but it is not a high income industry and some of these people are out at all hours in all weathers walking the dogs. “If they were providing a poor service then owners would notice and word would get around the community, it is self regulating so Defra do not need to stick their nose in.”A Defra spokesperson said: “The licensing systems for businesses that work with animals have not been reformed for almost fifty years, and these changes simplify these into one system for licensees and local authorities, helping consumers to make better informed decisions and improving animal welfare even further.“Designated rooms are an important part of this, ensuring dogs have their own space away from other animals if necessary when they are being looked after. We expect local authorities to work with the businesses in their area to implement these changes.”  Suzi Harris is a dog lover who spent £25,000 adapting her home to make it perfect for dogs Credit:Christopher Pledger The rules appear to be designed to limit the number of dogs people can care for, though the business owners say anyone who would want to cram their home full of too many dogs is unlikely to apply  for  a licence in the first place. The campaign has already had some success and Defra have updated several of the guidelines in the Animal Welfare regulations that came into force on October 1. They now allow daycare providers to walk dogs off the lead if the owners have provided written consent and have included hallways and bathrooms as seperate rooms to keep dogs in if they need to be isolated. However, a number of issues remain, including the use of a star rating which is not about quality but a risk assessment based on pre-determined standards such as paperwork and how long an establishment has been running. It is feared that getting low stars despite maintaining high standards of care could put customers off. Furthermore, because the new licences are being administered by local councils there has already been evidence of them interpreting the rules differently. Most licences run out on December 31 and many of the the 5841 home boarders in the UK have not been able to renew them because of the confusion and the need for all premises to be inspected in a short space of time.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I think that I am going to be OK, but you just don’t know until the inspector comes around,” she said. “There are just so many people who still haven’t heard anything and don’t know what will happen to their businesses.”Ms Worthington, whose petition for change has received almost 19,000 signatures, said that the one room per dog rule penalised those with open plan houses and meant the business was determined by layout rather than space, experience or skill. Each boarding dog could be worth up to £7,000 a year, which could be “the difference between a small business being viable or not”, Ms Worthington said. Conservatories, garages and outbuildings cannot be counted as a room for a dog. As a result of this one business owner, Helen Stead, who had a licence to house six pets in The Doghouse – a specially converted heated outhouse at her Shropshire home -has been forced to close down. Despite being described as the the “crème de la crème” of boarding last year, the new rules mean that she can only get a licence for one dog and her business is not viable. People have also been barred because they share communal hallways with neighbours and other are struggling to install gates to ensure they comply with having two secure barriers to prevent the dog escaping.  read more

Irelands overseas development funding continues to drop remains below UN target

first_imgIRELAND’S CONTRIBUTION TO overseas development projects has reduced by nearly €100 million since 2009, and remains well below the UN target of 0.7 per cent of GDP.Money spent on Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2012 was just under €629 million, or 0.47 per cent of Ireland’s Gross National Product (GNP).Responding to a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Brendan Smith, the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Joe Costello, said that government had continued to provide “significant financial allocations to Ireland’s development aid programme”, despite “unprecedented economic difficulties”.As the chart below shows, the amount spent has decreased year-on-year since 2009, and is down over €93 million over the four-year period.(Graph from Oireacthtas.ie)Making reference to the recently launched government policy on international development, called “One World, One Future”, Costello said that government remained committed to meeting the UN target.“However this can only be achieved when economic circumstances permit and in the meantime we will endeavour to maintain aid expenditure at current levels,” he said.Read: Ireland to give extra €1m in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey >last_img read more

Blackberry Messenger outage spreads to North America as rival iMessage launches

first_imgRIM’s fortunes just went from bad to worse. Oh, wait, that was last month. RIM’s fortunes just went from abysmal to atrocious. A major outage of their Blackberry Messenger service has entered its third day. Having already saturated Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, the blackout has now spread to North America. In case RIM needed a little more salt on their (numerous) wounds, Apple’s rival messaging service, iMessage, launches today.RIM had mistakenly claimed Tuesday night that services were restored, but they quickly amended that statement. They are now saying that this was all caused by a core switch failure in their infrastructure. The result of that is, “a large backlog of data was generated and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service.”Whatever the causes, the timing of this outage is about as disastrous as it could be for the Canadian manufacturer. Apple’s iMessage, essentially their version of Blackberry Messenger, dropped today as part of their iOS 5 firmware update. Both services allow secure messaging among users on their respective platforms, without using standard text messaging rates. BBM has been one of the few remaining draws of their phones, as their market share has rapidly fallen over the last several years.Icing on the CakeThis outage is just the latest in a string of missteps for Research in Motion, including their poorly-received launch of the Blackberry Playbook tablet earlier this year. It’s almost hard to believe that the Blackberry was at the top of the smartphone heap just four short years ago. With a gargantuan business following and an appeal in the consumer sector, perhaps they took their Blackberry’s status for granted.For evidence of how little the Blackberry has adapted to the times, just take a look at one of their phones from four years ago, the Blackberry 8800, next to this year’s Blackberry 9300: Perhaps there is significance in the fact that both of the above phones show a time of 12:21, for RIM appears to live in a world where time has stopped. If you showed this to someone who had been holed up in a bomb shelter for the last five years, he might think that innovation in the smartphone market has been stagnant. Yet that couldn’t be farther from the truth. RIM was knocked from its throne long ago, as the iPhone and a gazillion Android phones continue to evolve and dominate the market. Even loyalty from their business customers has been strained, in the face of more iPhones being used at workplaces.But enough of kicking the poor saps while they’re down. If you’re still using the Blackberry platform, you can check the following link to get the latest on the BBM outage:Blackberry Service Updatevia Reuters and Wiredlast_img read more

UK Elections give Conservatives clear control in House of Commons

first_img SANDALS RESORTS FIRST HIGH STREET STORE OPENS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 May 2015 – Elections in the UK have firmly put the Conservative Party in the driver’s seat of governance in Great Britain. Over the weekend David Cameron led the Conservatives to 331 seats and 24 more than the last election. Cameron, who for the past five years led a coalition government, on Friday pledged to build a Greater Great Britain. Following the loss for the Labour Party, its leader Ed Miliband resigned the position. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDM gets 22 potential candidate applications; public meeting tomorrow STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 1ST JUNE 2016 Recommended for you Related Items:conservatives, david cameron, ed millibaand, election, labour party, UKlast_img read more

Report Everton keen on United defender

first_imgEverton are reportedly keen to renew their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.The former Fulham central defender has spent the last eight years at Old Trafford since making move to Manchester in 2010 and he has made 14 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League this season.However, Smalling is yet to pen to paper on a new contract with the Red Devils and although Manchester United have the option of extending his current deal until 2020, it appears that will not stop interest from elsewhere.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Reports in the English press as quoted in Sports Mole say the Toffees are keen on the signing of Smalling on a free transfer when his current deal expires.However, the Merseyside club are expected to make a move for the England center-half in January if United exercise their 12-month option, and that shows the level of desire of the club to add him to their squad.Everton manager Marco Silva who added Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma (on loan from Chelsea) to his back line, has Michael Keane and Mason Holgate as other viable long-term options in the centre of his backline, with Phil Jagielka possibly retiring at the end of the season.last_img read more

What Houstonians Want To See In A Regional Transit System

first_img Share Listen 00:00 /01:06 Xcenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 4 At a meeting at Moody Park, people hovered around display boards to learn about MetroNext. That’s the transit agency’s plan for addressing the region’s population growth.Officials say they want to circle back on some of the projects voters approved in 2003 as part of the Metro Solutions initiative.  Many of those projects, like a commuter rail system,  have yet to be completed.One of the people at the Moody Park meeting was Kevin Hoffman, who’s active in the Lindale Park neighborhood. He says he likes the convenience of the light rail line and wishes he could take it all the way to the airport.“As we make that journey on to the airport, the next logical place would be to continue it on to Kingwood,” adds Hoffman.  “That’s not that much further up the line.”And Hoffman says a commuter rail system would be a lot more convenient  for people who currently rely on the park-and-ride buses. A train would allow for a lot more flexibility.“If they needed to come into the office for just a few hours they could get on a train and take that train back into their neighborhoods,” explains Hoffman. Also at the meeting was Heights resident Katie Atkiss who thinks more dedicated bus lanes would help. She told us about a recent trip between Montrose and the Heights that took about 40 minutes.  “So I think it would be really great there,” says Atkiss.Metro is holding public meetings on the plan through the middle of August. Officials say at some point they’ll have to ask voters for more bonding authority to fund the selected projects.last_img read more

House Democrats Have Plan to Fund Government But Not a Wall

first_imgBy ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP’s monopoly on Washington power ended.Democrats in the House unveiled two bills Monday to fund shuttered government agencies and put hundreds of thousands of federal workers back on the job. They planned to pass them as soon as the new Congress convened Thursday, one of the first acts after Democrats took control, according to an aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan and spoke on condition of anonymity.The Capitol is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, as a partial government shutdown heads into a second week, Friday night, Dec. 28, 2018. Both chambers of Congress are gone, likely leaving the impasse till next week when the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Whether the Republican-led Senate, under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, would consider the bills — or if Trump would sign either into law — was unclear. McConnell spokesman Donald Stewart said Senate Republicans would not take action without Trump’s backing.“It’s simple: The Senate is not going to send something to the president that he won’t sign,” Stewart said.Even if only symbolic, the passage of the bills in the House would put fresh pressure on the president. At the same time, administration officials said Trump was in no rush for a resolution to the impasse.After early threats to shut down government over the wall, Trump now believes he’s public opinion on his side and, at very least, his base of supporters behind him, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.Trump spent the weekend saying that Democrats should return to Washington to negotiate, firing off Twitter taunts. He then revised his aides’ comments to state that he really still wants to build a border wall.“An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides).”Later Monday, Trump tweeted, “The Democrats will probably submit a Bill, being cute as always, which gives everything away but gives NOTHING to Border Security, namely the Wall.”Trump told Fox News Channel in an interview Monday that he was “ready, willing and able” to negotiate. He added: “No, we are not giving up. We have to have border security and the wall is a big part of border security.”White House officials, including his departing chief of staff, had indicated that Trump’s signature campaign pledge to build the wall would not be fulfilled as advertised. Chief of staff John Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Sunday that Trump abandoned the notion of “a solid concrete wall early on in the administration.”The Democratic package to end the shutdown would include one bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels, with $1.3 billion for border security — far less than $5 billion Trump has said he wants for the wall — through Feb. 8 as talks continued.It would also include another measure made up of six other bipartisan bills — some that have already passed the Senate — to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown. It would provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to Sept. 30.Democrats under House leader Nancy Pelosi were all but certain to swiftly approve the package in two separate votes Thursday. They would take place after the election of a new House speaker, a contest Pelosi was expected to win as leader of the new House majority.The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the House proposal. Republican senators left for the holidays refusing to vote on any bills until all sides, including Trump, were in agreement. The lawmakers were frustrated that Trump had dismissed their earlier legislation.The president has not said he would veto the Democratic legislation, if the bills were to land on his desk. But the idea of clouding Pelosi’s speakership only emboldened Trump, the officials said. A prolonged crisis could hobble House Democrats’ ability to launch their agenda, which included investigations of the president and oversight of his administration, including Russian interference in the election.At least one Republican, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, encouraged Trump to use the budget impasse as an opportunity to address issues beyond the border wall. But a previous attempt to reach a compromise that addressed the status of “Dreamers” — young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — broke down last year as a result of escalating White House demands. Graham said Trump was “open minded” about his proposalThe partial government shutdown began Dec. 22 after Trump bowed to conservative demands that he fight to make good on his vow and secure funding for the wall before Republicans lose control of the House on Wednesday. Democrats have remained committed to blocking any funding for the wall.With neither side engaging in substantive negotiation, the effect of the partial shutdown was set to spread and to extend into the new year.Trump tweeted Monday to Democrats to “come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall.”___Associated Press writer Kevin Freking contributed to this report.last_img read more

Louisville Postgame Notes vs North Carolina

first_img Louisville is 6-14 in the all-time series with North Carolina, which dates back to 1929. The Cardinals are 4-2 at home against the Tar Heels, including a 2-2 record at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville is 3-5 against North Carolina since joining the ACC. The teams split their regular season series with the road team winning both games.TEAM NOTES Louisville is 143-23 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. Through its first 22 games this season, Louisville has produced 43 runs of 8-0 or better, including runs of 9-0 and 8-0 in the second half of Saturday’s game with the Tar Heels. The Cardinals were 7-for-9 from the free throw line setting season lows in both categories. Louisville dropped to 2-3 this season when being outrebounded by its opponent after UNC finished with a 49-32 advantage on the glass. The Cardinals connected on 10-of-29 attempts from three-point range marking the eighth time this season they have made 10 or more trifectas. Louisville has attempted 25 or more three-pointers 11 times this season. UofL had three blocked shots on Saturday extending its streak to 291 consecutive games with a blocked shot.PLAYER NOTES Sutton achieved Louisville-career highs in field goals made (7) and attempted (12) as well as three-pointers attempted (8). Sutton also matched a career high by connecting on four three-pointers. In Louisville’s nine ACC games, Sutton has averaged 12.8 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 59.7 percent (43-for-72) from the field. Saturday marked just the third time this season Sutton has led Louisville in scoring. Sutton has reached double figures in scoring 14 times his two seasons with the Cardinals, including 13 this season. With his eight rebounds against UNC, Sutton has totaled eight or more rebounds in nine games this season, including seven of nine ACC contests. Story Links Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals with 19 points on Saturday, his highest scoring performance in his two seasons playing for Louisville. Cunningham has reached double figures in scoring 10 times this season. The nine assists marked his second highest total of the season behind only the 11 dimes at Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. Cunningham equaled a season high with his 14 field goal attempts. SERIES NOTES Jordan Nwora registered his 29th career double-figure scoring performance, including the 20th this season after totaling 11 points on Saturday. With his eight points against the Tar Heels, Darius Perry delivered his highest scoring performance in ACC action this season and the most points overall since scoring nine against Robert Morris on Dec. 21, 2018.Print Friendly Version Christen Cunningham finished one assist shy of achieving his first double-double after scoring 15 points and dishing out nine assists against the Tar Heels.last_img read more

Samsung Shows Off Foldable Phone With Infinity Flex Display

first_img 4 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Samsung today finally showed off its foldable phone: a device that can convert from a handset to a mini tablet through the use of two displays.The device uses what Samsung calls an Infinity Flex Display and functions like a book. When closed, it resembles a compact smartphone. But open it up for a 7.3-inch flexible display, which Samsung says will support three active apps at once.Samsung did not announce a launch date or pricing, saying only that the Infinity Flex Display will begin mass production in the coming months.”We’ve been living in a world where the size of your screen can only be as large as the device itself,” Samsung VP Justin Denison said at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco. “Well, we’ve just added a new dimension.”It’s a phone… It’s a tablet… It’s a phone that unfolds into a tablet! #SDC18 pic.twitter.com/FgwpJPjqTn— SAMSUNG DEVELOPERS (@samsung_dev) November 7, 2018The company unveiled the device at the event in a bid to entice third-party companies to begin designing apps for the radical new product.Getting that support is crucial. The bending effect means the device will have to change the screen’s aspect ratio when moving from phone to tablet mode. One big backer has already signed on: Google said today that its Android OS will support foldable phones through upcoming user interface changes.The Korean vendor isn’t giving the press a good look at the foldable phone. But in an afternoon session at the conference, Samsung revealed some specs for the concept device. The flexible display inside has a 1,536-by-2,152-pixel resolution, while the smaller “cover display” measures at 4.5 inches and has an 840-by-1,960 resolution.Samsung has also been working with Flipboard on designing its news app to work with the foldable phone technology. During the sesson, Flipboard’s vice president Claus Enevoldsen showed off some of the results. In phone mode, you can scroll through the news app like normal. But when you find a section that catches your interest, you can switch into tablet mode to see more of the content.The ability of the larger display to support three active apps at the same time will be a key feature for the device, Samsung principal engineer Jisun Park said during the session. For instance, you’ll be able to watch a YouTube video, browse the web and see messages from your friends, all on the same screen. (He also noted that when you open the phone, the smaller cover display will shut off.)On the hardware front, Park said his company is still determining the device’s exact specs, so the end product could be different than what Samsung revealed today. “We are still trying to find the best experience as well, so it will evolve,” he added.During the conference, Samsung also previewed other upcoming screen technology that can cover most of the device, and eliminate the intrusive notch for a smaller cutout. That’s good news for anyone who hates a big notch. Outside of manufacturing its own phones, Samsung has also supplied displays to smartphone companies, including Apple.The Korean vendor isn’t the only vendor working on a foldable phone. Huawei is working on one, too. And last week, a little-known startup called Royole also introduced the Flexpai, which it plans on selling in China next month. We had a chance to try it, but weren’t totally sold. Time will tell if Samsung can offer a better take on the technology and convince consumers to buy it.”Samsung needs to focus on perfecting a few killer use cases when a product does come out,” said industry analyst Patrick Moorhead in a tweet. “Spray and pray won’t work here.” November 8, 2018 Register Now »last_img read more

Alienware m17 2019 Review

first_img n/a 19133 Optical Drive 3840 x 2160 Size 3DMark Fire Strike3DMark Ice Storm UnlimitedBattery Life (Test Ver 2.0)Color AccuracyColor GamutDisplay Brightness (Nits)Geekbench 4.1Geekbench 4.3GTA V (1920 x 1080 on Very High)Hard Drive SpeedHitman (1920 x 1080 on Ultra with DirectX 12)Metro Last Light (high, 1080p)Middle Earth: Shadow of WarRise of the Tomb Raider (1920 x 1080 on Very High)Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1080p, Highest, DX12) Optical Drive Speed Specifications Warranty/Support Alienware’s on a roll. After launching the game-changing Area 51-m, the company has launched the new m17 laptop. Priced at $3,999, this laptop is for gamers who want slim, lightweight dimensions without compromising too much power. Under the laptop’s decidedly svelte hood lies an overclockable Intel Core i9 processor, a Nvidia RTX GPU, speedy SSDs, and a stunning 4K display. These are just some of the reasons why the Alienware m17 has made our best gaming laptops page.article continued below Design When I look at the m15’s Nebula Red lid, I imagine that I’m in an Aston Martin Valkyrie, pushing the limits between man and machine as I unflinchingly ease into a curve on the Autobahn. The silky feel of the soft-touch-matte finish begs to be touched. Unfortunately, my naturally oily hands left a few unsightly smudges on an otherwise stunning lid. The LED backlit alien head seemed to stare at the mess I left, judgingly yet knowingly. The rest of the laptop is made from a matte, anodized aluminum, including the rear and side vents that further push the futuristic supercar vibe. If you’re looking for more of that luxurious soft touch, just open the laptop and let your hands feast on the bounty that is the palm rear. And while you’re there, take a gander at the honeycomb vent pattern in the glossy-black panel housing the power button that masquerades as an alien head. And spare a glance for the island-style keyboard glowing turquoise in its recessed panel, awaiting your touch. Weighing 6.2 pounds, the 16.1 x 11.5 x 0.7~0.9-inch m15’s size lands in between the MSI GS75 Stealth (5 pounds, 15.6 x 10.2 x 0.7 inches) and the Aorus X9 (8.1 pounds, 16.9 x 12.4 x 1.2 inches). Still, the m15 is seriously slim and lightweight for a desktop replacement; it’s almost light enough to stow in a backpack with minimal discomfort. Almost. Alienware m17 Pricing and Configurations I had fun hunting down Wyverns and other fantastical beasts on the $3,999 model of the Nebula Red Alienware m17, which has a 2.9-GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK processor with 16GB of RAM, dual 512GB PCIe m.2 SSDs, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM, an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU, and a 3840 x 2160 display. The Epic Silver base model costs $1,599 and has a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB (with 8GB SSHD) hybrid drive, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM, an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU, and a 1920 x 1080 display. The $2,099 iteration comes in Epic Silver and has a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD with a 1TB (8GB SSHD) hybrid drive, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of VRAM, an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU, and a 1920 x 1080 display. Ports Alienware laptops are never lacking for ports and the m17 is no exception. You’ll find a pair of USB 3.0 ports on the right side of the laptop and another one on the left, alongside an expandable Ethernet port and headset jack. On the back, there’s a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0, and a mini-DisplayPort. And in case you need even more power, you have the proprietary port for Alienware’s external graphics card enclosure, the Graphics Amplifier. Display I seriously can’t believe this isn’t an OLED display. The sheer richness of color is breathtaking, whether you’re gaming or watching a movie on the m17’s 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160 (4K) IPS panel. Watching the 4K trailer for Samsara, I was blown away at just how clearly I could see the fine hairs and defined fingernails of an in utero child. Adorned in a golden headdress, sporting beautiful fuschia and purple eyeshadow and twinkling jewels, a young Balinese dancer looked every bit a goddess. From deep pinks to lush greens, “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” was an unending cavalcade of sumptuous color and detail. The details were so clear at one point that I could see the pores of a friendly witch as she bathed, giving a rather immodest show. When she was done, her crimson and royal blue dress appeared in a shower of golden sparks. The sheer richness of color is breathtaking whether you’re gaming or watching a movie. The m17’s vividness is due in no small part to the laptop’s ability to reproduce 195% of the sRGB gamut, crushing the 140% premium gaming laptop average. The color easily surpasses both the Stealth (161%) and X9 (122%). MORE: Laptops with the Best Display Brightness When we measured for brightness, the m17 hit 310 nits beat the 281-nit category average. That’s more than enough to beat the X9’s 243 nits, but not the Stealth’s 339 nits. Audio Small speakers, big sound. At full volume, the speakers mounted on the bottom front lip of the m17 filled my living room with big, bright sound. Solange’s playful soprano melded cleanly with her alto, buoyed along by a clean triangle, deep lows, and playful digital instruments. While the raucous fight music with its rousing claps, shrieks and fevered violin were great, the star of this audio show was in the details. I heard the realistic pitter-patter of rain, the outworldly shrieks of attacking Nekkers, and the tell-tale sound of fire igniting, all as clear as a bell. MORE: The Best Headsets for Immersive Gaming Alienware offers eight different audio presets (Com, Movie, Music, Strategy, Racing, Shooter, Role Play and Alienware) that are now housed in the revamped Alienware Command Center. I prefer the Alienware default; it creates a surround-sound effect that added depth to whatever I was listening to. Instead of a flat audio experience, it sounded more like I was in my own personal concert hall. Be careful with this setting, though, as some of the more delicate track elements could get lost in the shuffle. The notebook also has the Audio Recon feature, which adds a visual overlay to your game that shows surrounding noise in relation to your position; it’s great during first-person shooters, as it makes it hard to get the drop on you. Keyboard and Touchpad When I saw on the benchmark sheet that the Alienware m17’s keys only had 1.1 millimeters of key travel (1.5 mm is our minimum), I wasn’t looking forward to spending the next days using this thing, full num pad or not. But thanks to the 70 grams of actuation force (60 grams is acceptable), the keys are bouncy and – dare I say – clicky? I never felt like my fingers hit the bottom of the key well. I easily reached my 70 words per minute rate on the 10fastfingers typing test. Glittering LED lighting is a staple of the Alienware brand and nowhere does this shine better than in the keyboard. Alienware’s customizing tool, Alien FX, has been integrated into the Alienware Command Center. You still have access to 16.8 million colors with six effects, and the well-tricked-out keyboard still looks mesmerizing. But since competing companies are giving gamers the ability to get down to the nitty-gritty and color every individual key, I want Alienware to join the party that it started. After years of having the touchpad light up at my every touch, I was surprised that Alienware went for a simple, black touchpad. Lighting or no, the 4.1 x 2.5-inch touchpad was fast and responsive, allowing me to fire off with aplomb gestures such as two-finger scroll, three-finger tap, and swipe. Gaming, Graphics and VR Out with the old, in with the new. Capable of more realistic animations – including reflections, one of the holy grails of rendering – Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards allow for prettier games. And all that beauty doesn’t come at the cost of frame rates. I fought an enraged Foglet in “Witcher 3,” dodging furious swipes and bilious clouds of poisonous gas. When I enveloped the monster in a ball of flame, it writhed around at 38 frames per second in 4K on Ultra settings. Switching to 1080p raised the frame rate to 58 fps on Ultra and 65 fps on High. The Alienware m17 has the second most powerful mobile GPU under its hood, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU and 8GB of VRAM. The notebook also has an integrated Intel HD 630 Graphics GPU that the system switches to when you’re not gaming, or photo- or video-editing. When I enveloped a monster in a ball of flame in “The Witcher 3,” it writhed around at 38 frames per second in 4K on Ultra settings. When we ran the “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” benchmark, the m17 produced 52 fps, which is short of the 62-fps premium gaming laptop average. The laptop couldn’t overcome either the Stealth’s (GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU) 65 fps nor the X9’s (Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU) 73 fps. Cranking the settings up 4K on the m17 made the frame rate fall to 22 fps. The m17 asserted its dominance on the Hitman test, scoring 110 fps, sailing past the 97-fps average as well as the Stealth and the X9 scores, which both hit 96 fps. Hitman is one of the few games where the m17 delivered a playable frame rate of 55 fps at 4K. During the Grand Theft Auto V benchmark, the m17 (78 fps) edged out the Stealth (77 fps). The Alienware sailed past the 75-fps category average, but came up short against the X9’s 86 fps. MORE: Best Graphics Performance Yes, you can (and should) use the m17 with a VR headset. The notebook maxed out the SteamVR Performance test at 11, matching the X9 and the Stealth, and tiptoeing past the 10.7 average. Performance What’s better than Core i7? Core i9, of course! Armed with a 2.9-GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK processor with 16GB of RAM, the m17 had no problem running 25 tabs in Google Chrome, some of which were running Twitch streams while others ran Tweetdeck, YouTube and a few GDocs. The m17 came out swinging, scoring 23,404 on the Geekbench 4.3 overall performance test. The laptop waltzed past the 22,093 premium gaming laptop average and the Stealth’s Intel Core i7-8750H CPU score of (20,843). When we ran the File Transfer Test, the m17’s dual 512GB PCIe m.2 SSDs took 10 seconds to duplicate 4.97GB of multimedia files. That translates into a rate of 508.9 megabytes per second, which trounced the 424 MBps average and the X9’s (1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) 424 MBps. The Stealth and its 512GB NVMe SSD held off the m17 with a blistering result of 848 MBps. MORE: Best Hard Drive Speed During the Handbrake test, the m17 transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 9 minutes and 33 seconds, sliding past the 9:57 average and the Stealth’s 11:00, but not the X9’s 8:15. Battery Life Alienware laptops typically have solid battery life, but the m17 misses the mark, lasting only 2 hours and 50 minutes on our battery test. It’s not enough to overtake the 3:13 average, but plenty to keep the Stealth (2:29) and X9 (2:20) at bay. Heat I spent 15 minutes in “Witcher 3” navigating a dark cave on the trail of the Wild Hunt; when I was done, I measured the touchpad, center of the keyboard, and undercarriage of the m17. The touchpad reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just within our 95-degree comfort threshold. However, the center and the undercarriage were much hotter at 123F and 131F degrees, respectively. Once the laptop cooled down, we ran the test again with the touchpad, middle and bottom, which measured 83, 93 and 92 degrees, respectively. Webcam Now this is a webcam! Normally, when I take a test shot on an integrated webcam, I’m expecting it to be grainy or washed out. The m17’s 1080p shooter’s images are neither. The camera accurately captured my warm brown skin tone as well as my lime-green sweater. Details were sharp enough that I could easily make out the knit pattern. This is a camera that I’d feel comfortable using for livestreaming or video-conferencing. Software and Warranty Alienware added its usual cast of branded characters to the m17, including Update, which ensures that the BIOS, drivers and firmware are up to date. Digital Delivery keeps your software updated. Mobile Connect lets you shuttle files between your phone and laptop, as well as access apps like Lyft from your desktop. This function is at hand in addition to Alienware Command Center, which aggregates your games and allows you to create macros and overclock your system. Third-party apps include Plex, Nvidia GeForce Experience, a suite of apps designed to optimize your gaming experience, and Killer Control Center, which lets you prioritize network bandwidth. Bottom Line With the Alienware m17, the company has fully embraced the thin-and-light movement. But unlike other gaming laptops in the genre, Alienware has made few, if any, sacrifices to reach the mountaintop. For $3,999 you get a semi-portable system with Nvidia’s powerful RTX GPU and an overclockable Intel Core i9 processor, which makes it a beast whether you’re gaming or making complex spreadsheets. But Alienware wasn’t content to stop there; it also added a drop-dead gorgeous 4K display, a seriously fast pair of SSDs, and a surprisingly comfortable keyboard — all in an absolutely show-stopping chassis. But gamers looking to save some money can get the MSI GS75 Stealth for $1,000 less and still get a machine that’s lighter, with a brighter display and faster SSD. However, you lose out on the high-powered CPU and 4K display. Ultimately, the Alienware m17 is a great choice for gamers who want serious power in a reasonably slim chassis. Credit: Laptop Mag by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndo Best and Worst Laptop Gaming Brands Best Dell and Alienware Laptops The Best Gaming Laptops Sherri L. Smith has been cranking out product reviews for Laptopmag.com since 2011. In that time, she’s reviewed more than her share of laptops, tablets, smartphones and everything in between. The resident gamer and audio junkie, Sherri was previously a managing editor for Black Web 2.0 and contributed to BET.Com and Popgadget. Bluetooth Highest Available Resolution 2.9-GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK processor Secondary Hard Drive Size Operating System Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU/Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU 3840 x 2160 Display Size Secondary Hard Drive Type RAM Upgradable to 32GB CPU Secondary Hard Drive Speed n/a 16918 4 Native Resolution www.alienware.com Company Website Hard Drive Size 6.2 pounds Graphics Card Sherri L. Smith, on Touchpad Size 4.1 x 2.5 inches Review Hard Drive Type 802.11ac Author Bio 17.3 3DMark Fire Strike1 of 15Tests notebook graphics performance.Alienware m17 (2019)Aorus X9 (2018)MSI GS75 StealthCategory Average (as of 03/31/19) Windows 10 Home 8GB Wi-Fi None Hard Drive Speed 16GB Sherri L. 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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Design Hotels is reminding fashion-forward travellers that there are still limited rooms available at some of its Paris hotels between 30 September and 7 October as Fashion Week kicks off. These hotels are so stylish, even Anna Wintour would find them suitable:La Maison Champs Élyées, ParisLes Bains, Paris Hotel de Nell, Paris Hotel Bel Ami, Paris Hotel Vernet, ParisGo back to the e-newsletter >last_img

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first_imgWith the high-pressure system affecting the region, temperatures are expected to drop over the next three days, and some isolated rains are forecast for Friday. The possibility of storms inland and in the mountains has not been ruled out by the Met office.Until then, the weather will be mostly sunny, though some clouds in the higher atmosphere are present on Tuesday.Temperatures will rise to 31C by Tuesday afternoon and drop to 15C inland and 11C in the mountains.On Wednesday and Thursday temperatures will be lower, especially in the Nicosia region.Dust levels are forecast to remain normal to moderate in all areas.You May LikeQuizGrizAlmost Nobody Aces This Car QuizQuizGrizUndoBrilliant EarthHow Much Should an Engagement Ring Cost?Brilliant EarthUndoThebest1.xyz10 Habits You Urgently Need To ChangeThebest1.xyzUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The new law will allow women to terminate a pregnancy up to 22 weeks, women in Queensland could be imprisoned for violating the abortion ban.

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