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first_imgSURREY, B.C. – Anti-gang advocate Sukhi Sandhu says he will be watching closely as the new city council in Surrey, B.C., attempts what many local governments before have considered but few have done: replacing its RCMP with a municipal police force.The city just east of Vancouver is among the fastest growing in the province, with a young and diverse community that speaks more than 100 different languages and where about one-third of its residents are under 19. It’s expected to surpass Vancouver in population as the largest city in B.C. by 2041.With that growth, the longtime resident said he’s concerned about gun violence involving youth, even as the RCMP says overall crime is on the decline.When two teenagers were found dead on a rural road in what police called a targeted shooting in June, Sandhu said many in the city felt the same way: “Enough is enough.”Answering that problem will require a multilayered approach involving police, as well as schools, families and politicians, he said.“We have no hesitation in saying that we are at a crisis point socially in Surrey,” said Sandhu, who is a spokesman with the anti-gang violence group Wake Up Surrey.“We’ve seen rapid growth in our city in terms of our development but at the same time we’ve seen a social decay.”Council unanimously passed a motion immediately after it was sworn in this week to terminate its contract with RCMP and begin forming a municipal force.The RCMP says it would be the first time a local government moves from the national force since Cape Breton, N.S., made the move in 2000. Abbotsford, B.C., dropped the Mounties in 1995, when it amalgamated with Matsqui and formed the Abbotsford Police Department, and a small town in Prince Edward Island made the move in the early 1990s.Rob Gordon, a criminology professor with Simon Fraser University, said it’s a daunting and costly task. While it typically comes with the benefit lighter caseloads for local officers, it means immediately losing a 10 per cent subsidy that the federal government offers any municipality that uses an RCMP.“There will be a lot of eyes on Surrey to see whether or not it is cost effective to do this,” he said.Mayor Doug McCallum has defended the expense, which he said voters condoned when they filled all but one council seat with Safe Surrey party members who ran on making the change.“A local police force will understand the community better and will be more motivated to tackle problems,” his campaign platform said.McCallum has said he believes the switch to municipal policing can be accomplished within the next two years at a cost of about $120 million.Assistant RCMP Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, who is in charge of the Surrey detachment, has already said his officers will remain on the job throughout any changes.Yvon Danduran, professor emeritus of criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley, said one benefit of a municipal police force is the perception of governance. The RCMP gets its direction from Ottawa, while a police board oversees a local force and the city holds the purse strings.“It’s really about ownership and control,” Danduran said. “If you have your own police force, you live with it, you improve it and you try to be proud of it.”The RCMP says statistics in Surrey don’t back up the alarm. Overall crime has declined in the past decade in all areas, including violent offences and property crimes.Cpl. Elenore Sturko said publicity around some high-profile cases, such as the hockey dad who was gunned down in front of his home in a case of mistaken identity in July, may be skewing perceptions of crime in the city.“People, especially externally, have a perception of Surrey as being a dangerous place or having a real crime problem that’s not necessarily supported by what we see statistically,” Sturko said.Shootings have declined by about half since a spike in 2015, when there were 59 instances of shots fired in the municipality, she said.Homicides remain relatively steady, with a local rate of 2.15 per 100,000 population in 2017, above the national average of 1.8. There have been 13 homicides so far this year, compared with 12 in 2017, eight in 2016 and nine in 2015.Mounties have also increased enforcement in several areas, Sturko said, including boosting staff on its gang enforcement unit. It has prevention programs specifically targeting at-risk youth and other education and community engagement initiatives like a diversity unit, she said.“It is such a unique community and we have unique needs, but we also have unique programs,” she said.“That doesn’t necessarily mean people’s concerns are alleviated. That comes with more work in sharing, for example, the success that we are having and letting the public know what kind of headway we’re making and what’s happening,” Sturko said.Sandhu said he is skeptical that changing the police force alone will answer a problem that requires more grassroots change. The solution has to come from the community itself, he said.“The current situation in the city of Surrey should be a red flag for all political leaders that when you neglect the demographics or uniqueness of a city and try to do a one-size fits all school district, a one-size fits all policing model, you are going to get to this stage.”last_img read more


first_imgAPTN National NewsThousands of Aboriginal children across the country are caught up in the child welfare system.Something needs to be done to fix the overrepresentation says the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates.“It’s a huge proportion and a national disaster we’ve got to do something about,” said Darlene MacDonald, Manitoba’s children’s advocate.The western provinces have some of the highest numbers of children in care.In British Columbia, nearly 8,200 children are in care of the province.Over half are Aboriginal.But it gets worse.Over 5,000 Aboriginal children are in care of the province of Alberta. They represent nearly 70 per cent of kids.The number grows to 5,600 Aboriginal children in Saskatchewan or 83 per cent of all kids in care.But it’s Manitoba that has the highest numbers.More than 10,000 Aboriginal children, 87 per cent, are under the care of the province.APTN’s Dennis Ward looks for answers.last_img read more


first_imgSQUAMISH, B.C. — The Squamish Nation has approved economic benefit agreements for Woodfibre LNG, a project worth up to $1.8 billion in British Columbia’s Howe Sound.The approval of the agreements by an eight to six vote means the First Nation could receive cash and contract benefits worth almost $1.1 billion.Woodfibre LNG is licensed to export about 2.1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year for the next 40 years from a former pulp mill about seven kilometres south of Squamish.The First Nation says in a news release the agreements include annual and milestone payments totalling about $226 million, a cultural fund and cash for employment opportunities.It says the agreements also mean the Squamish Nation and member-owned businesses could be awarded up to about $872 million in contracts, but only if they are fully qualified to win the bids.Squamish councillor Khelsilem says it was a difficult decision for many in the community.“The next steps will be holding the proponents accountable for the life of the project and beyond; that includes the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning of Woodfibre LNG.”The First Nation says it will help develop management plans for the project and will have its own monitors to report any non-compliance with environmental, cultural, employment and training requirements.The deals also mean nine parcels of land would be transferred to the Squamish Nation for housing and economic development along with five cultural leases in Howe Sound.In a statement issued Friday, the company says it has already received environmental approvals from the federal, provincial and Squamish Nation governments.Byng Giraurd, vice-president of corporate affairs at Woodfibre LNG, says it is pleased to have fulfilled another key condition of the project.“The Woodfibre LNG project is the first industrial project to undergo Squamish Nation’s groundbreaking environmental assessment process and is the first industrial project in Canada to be awarded an environmental assessment certificate by an Indigenous government.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more


OMAHA, Neb. — A cryptocurrency pioneer is behind a more than $4.5 million charity bid to have a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.The Glide Foundation said in a news release Monday that the top bidder was Justin Sun, founder of Tron and CEO of BitTorrent. The online auction raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco. The eBay auction ended Friday night with Sun’s winning bid of $4,567,888.Buffett isn’t a fan of investing in cryptocurrencies, calling them nonproductive assets.Sun said on social media Monday that lunch with the Omaha legend “will be a great opportunity for mutual understanding and knowledge transfer.”Sun’s bid shattered the previous record of nearly $3.5 million. Sun and up to seven people get to dine with Buffett in New York City.The Associated Press read more


A landmark in Jaffna town, the Duraiappah stadium has been renovated over the last two years by the Lankan company Wahid Constructions, with an Indian government grant of LKR 145 million. Apart from renovating the main and secondary pavilions, a gymnasium has been built. A playground with a 400 meter track has been laid, and floodlights have been put up. Adequate sanitary and garbage disposal facilities have also been installed. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President President Maithripala Sirisena will jointly inaugurate the renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna through video conferencing on June 18, Indian officials told the New Indian Express.While Modi will speak from India, Sirisena will speak from Jaffna, where he would be the Chief Guest at the gala opening ceremony. When it is thrown open to the public, the primary beneficiaries will be the 50,000 school students in the Jaffna peninsula ,who had lacked sports facilities for 30 years because of the war. (Colombo Gazette) read more


first_imgMeet the founder and president of DOMTEC International, Michael Hunter, builder of what the company says are the “world’s strongest bulk storage domes” at MINExpo. In these structures, an industrial-grade roofing membrane (DomeSkinTM) is fabricated into a hemisphere or in some cases, a hemisphere with a cylinder at the base, and attached to a circular, concrete ring beam foundation. Large inflator fans blow air into the DomeSkin. The dome is now a massive air-supported structure. Technicians apply 51 mm of polyurethane foam to the interior of the dome to add initial rigidity and eventually protect the product from temperature fluctuation. Rebar is attached to the foam in a grid pattern and sprayed with shotcrete, a flowable concrete under pressure. Additional mats of rebar and layers of shotcrete are added until the thickness of the dome meets the engineered requirements.The company explains that “acting like a vessel, a dome will hold product against the walls and roof, like a water bottle, at the same time supporting heavy conveyors, head houses and equipment on the apex.Insulated concrete bulk storage domes don’t just cover a pile, they contain the product.Other bulk storage buildings only cover a pile because they cannot support product high against the walls and roof. Containers don’t need as much real estate to build, gravity reclaim is more efficient and reclaim equipment and conveyors can be reduced in size saving a considerable amount of space and money.”Advantages:Water and wind off pile -no leaching, erosion or fugitive dustLocal labour and materials used to build dome -keeping money in the local economySecure place to contain and store product100% reclaim options availableHeavy apex loadingQuick construction timeNo corrosion to buildingDurable enough to last the life-cycle of the mine.last_img read more


first_imgGot some spare Lego parts, a few stepper motors, and a Raspberry Pi laying around? Why not combine the whole lot into a slick little rig that lets you experiment with gigapixel photography in the comfort of your own back yard?That’s what the Stocker brothers set out to do with their GigaPi project. Thanks to their hard work, anyone with a little technical know-how and programming skill can build an inexpensive, motorized setup that lets a DSLR capture truly massive images.The frame was crafted out of inch-thick MDF, sanded smooth, and given a coat of bright yellow paint. It’s been fitted to an off-the-shelf laser level that included a tripod base, which ran about $30. Pi-friendly stepper motors can be sourced on eBay for about $5, and a few more bucks were spent on a Vero board and relays that control the camera’s shutter and focus.There’s no actual Lego build here. Instead, the Stockers fit Technic gears and worm drive bits onto the steppers and laser level base to enable the GigaPi’s movements.One of the rig’s best features is that it’s fully portable and self-contained. Power for the Raspberry Pi, motors, and an integrated display is provided by an Anker USB battery pack — which can be picked up quite cheaply from a number of websites.Any reputable brand’s pack will do, but one with dual USB ports and a capacious lithium-ion battery is worth the extra cash. One that provides 8000mAh or more should last for several hours of shooting with the GigaPi.The massive, beautiful images the Stockers captured using the GigaPi wouldn’t be possible without software that can make the necessary calculations and provide movement instructions. Thankfully, the Stockers are letting enthusiasts grab everything they need from their GigaPi project over on GitHub.The GigaPi rig can already take some pretty amazing pictures, but it’ll be interesting to see what the community can do with that source code, too. Open source, Lego, and a Raspberry Pi… what more could a true geek ask for?last_img read more


first_imgInstallation officials testifying last year about the Pentagon’s request for a new BRAC round were eager to tell Congress about the European Infrastructure Consolidation plan, as lawmakers previously had insisted the department address its excess capacity overseas before tackling its domestic infrastructure.On Capitol Hill last week, several members of the House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee asked the services’ top installation officials about the costs and savings associated with the European consolidation and whether those results could serve as a barometer for the potential payoff from a domestic BRAC.The Air Force — which is responsible for the bulk of the initiative’s actions, including the divestiture of its Royal Air Force Mildenhall facility in the United Kingdom — plans to spend about $1.1 billion and expects to save between $275 million and $300 million annually, Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, told the panel.“The process worked. It worked very effectively. And we are not reducing our warfighting capabilities at all. We’re just viewing it more effectively,” Ballentine said in response to a question from Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.).The Army is spending $300 million to implement its portion of the consolidation and estimates it will save $170 million annually, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment.“What we’re going to end up is not zero excess infrastructure, but around 7 percent. And around 7 percent is where we think we can balance surge requirements, we can balance modification to mission requirements. And that’s what we’d like to do in the United States,” Hammack told Jolly.Both officials told Jolly they believed the European consolidation is a good model for a new domestic BRAC round, which the Pentagon has requested be conducted in 2019.Pete Potochney, acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, told Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) that the department modeled its decision-making process for eliminating excess infrastructure in Europe after BRAC.“We did that on purpose, both as BRAC practice, as you mentioned, training, but also because it’s a good way to look at your infrastructure,” Potochney said.The European consolidation — which calls for the closure of Mildenhall and 14 other facilities — will be carried out over the next several years, according to Potochney’s written testimony. The initiative is projected to generate $500 million in annual recurring savings across all services.Written testimony and a webcast of the hearing on the installations, environment and energy budget request for fiscal 2017 submitted by DOD and the military services are available on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


first_img Post a comment Tags 0 Facebook has been criticised by the Vietnamese authorities as the country tightens control over the internet. Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Trouble is brewing for Facebook in Vietnam.The social network has infringed on a new cybersecurity law in the country by letting users post content it deemed illegal on its platform, state media reported Wednesday. Such posts include those containing “slanderous content,” “anti-government sentiment” and the defamation of individuals and organisations, it added, citing the Ministry of Information and Communications. Despite repeated emails, Facebook did not remove the offending content and refused to hand over information on “fraudulent accounts” to the authorities, the ministry alleged.The report comes more than a week after a controversial law came into effect on Jan. 1. The law requires internet companies to keep user data locally, remove offending content from their platforms and provide user data to the government without the need for a warrant. Vietnam’s existing rules penalise comments online that contain “propaganda against the state” and “reactionary ideology.”In addition, the ministry accused Facebook of allowing users to sell and advertise illegal and counterfeit products. It also failed to recognise its tax obligations in Vietnam despite earning $235 million from ad sales last year, causing the state to “lose money,” the publication added.CNET has reached out to Facebook for a comment. Have you deleted your Facebook? The pros and cons (The… Facebook Now playing: Watch this: 4:24 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Internet Share your voicelast_img read more


first_imgA 38-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping off the fifth floor of her apartment building late on Tuesday night at Kothapet. Srilekha is a resident of Vysya apartment at HUDA colony. Neighbours alerted the police who rushed to the spot and took up the investigation. The body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital (OGH) for post-mortem.According to the police, Srilekha had come to her parents’ home from US along with her husband and son on July 1. She is learned to have been suffering from depression. Also Read – Hanamkonda: TDP will hit back strongly Advertise With Us On June 16, 2019, a 68-year-old woman jumped to death from the terrace of her building at Langer Houz. According to her family members, Balamma was suffering from kidney related ailments for the last two years. Balamma might have depressed over her illness and took up the extreme step, said her family members. The police registered a case.last_img read more


first_imgFormer ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing to be US Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Photo: AFPDonald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson hit out at China Wednesday during his Senate confirmation hearing, warning the US would send a “clear signal” that the Asian giant must abandon its artificial islands in the South China Sea.“We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island building stops, and second, your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed,” Tillerson told a US Senate panel.Beijing has fuelled regional tensions by turning tiny, ecologically fragile reefs and islets in the strategically vital South China Sea into artificial islands hosting military facilities.The former ExxonMobil chief said China’s building in the disputed waters and its declaration of an air defence identification zone over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands in the East China Sea were “illegal actions”.“They are taking territory or control or declaring control of territories that are not rightfully China’s.”Beijing asserts a claim to almost the whole of the South China Sea, based on a “nine-dash line” dating to 1940s-era maps.An international tribunal—whose jurisdiction Beijing rejected—ruled last year that there was no legal basis to such claims.Tillerson added that “building islands and then putting military assets on those island is akin to Russia’s taking of Crimea.”His remarks came amid rising tensions between the two countries as Trump has suggested Washington could jettison its decades-old “One China” policy, and the Chinese military has ramped up activities in a show of strength, with its Liaoning aircraft carrier passing through the Taiwan Strait in a show of strength.Tillerson said the US should affirm to Taipei it will live up to its commitments to Taiwan, which could require the US to intervene militarily if China attacks the island, but added he did not know of any plans to alter the “One China” policy.In his remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he also criticised China for failing to sufficiently help rein in North Korea.“China has proven a willingness to act with abandon in the pursuit of its own goals which at times has put it in conflict with American interests. We have to deal with what we see, not what we hope,” Tillerson said.“It has not been a reliable partner in using its full influence to curb North Korea,” he added. Beijing is a close Pyongyang ally and is seen as critical in helping contain the pariah state’s nuclear activities.But the former oil executive said disagreements with Beijing on some issues should not preclude “productive partnership” on other matters.Trump’s nominee also branded Russia a “danger” during the hearing, signaling that he is prepared to diverge from the president-elect and take a firm line with Moscow.last_img read more


first_imgUS president Donald Trump addresses a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2018. AFPThe number of illegal voters. Crowd size. The GDP.US president Donald Trump loves to cite stats and numbers to bolster his political standing. He just doesn’t seem to care much about whether they’re true.More than any other president in recent memory, Trump openly embraces shaky numbers to shape his reality. No amount of fact checking or finger-pointing has steered him toward the truth. He rarely corrects himself and often leaves aides scratching their heads about where he gets his information.On Thursday, Trump’s factually challenged tweeting took a new grim turn. He claimed the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year was inflated – “3,000 people did not die,” he tweeted – falsely blaming Democrats for a count intended to make him “look as bad as possible.”More than any other public fight over the numbers, the comment rattled aides and stunned much of Washington. One Republican called it a “new low.” Many others dodged.Although Trump is far from the only politician to cherry-pick favorable statistics, the president frequently engages in wholesale distortion, manipulating numbers to score a political point and leaving aides to clean up the mess. His questionable claims have addressed the success of the economy, the number of illegal voters in the 2016 election, the size of his inaugural crowd and much more. Those off-base numbers are often repeated by aides, regurgitated by conservative media and embraced by supporters.Earlier this week, Trump tweeted: “The GDP rate (4.2 percent) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9 percent) for the first time in over 100 years!”Not quite: The GDP hit that number 12 years ago. Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, acknowledged that Trump was incorrect and said he wasn’t sure where the president received his information.“Let me just say that the history of thought of how errors happen is not something that I can engage in,” Hassett told reporters. “And at some point, somebody probably conveyed it to him.”Other aides have defended the president’s factually challenged comments, with senior aide Kellyanne Conway supplying “alternative facts” and lawyer Rudy Giuliani advising that “truth is not truth.”Trump this summer told a rally crowd that “what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening.”In the case of Puerto Rico, the official government conclusion is that nearly 3,000 Americans died from the storm and there is no evidence that Democrats attempted to manipulate the data. White House aides did little to explain the president’s tweets other than to suggest that Trump was marking the lower death total that was known when he visited the island two weeks after the storm hit.Puerto Rico’s governor last month raised Maria’s official death toll from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. Previous reports from the Puerto Rican government said the number was closer to 1,400.Trump’s attack on the number of dead enraged Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla, who told reporters that Trump has a “warped mind that would turn this statistic into fake news.”“It might be a new low,” said Ros-Lehtinen, who is retiring from Congress. “Boy, that’s saying something.”Even Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he believes the president “sees every attack on him as sort of undercutting his legitimacy. I don’t think it’s bad to say we could have done better in Puerto Rico.”The sources of Trump’s bad information can be varied but often derive from cable news or Twitter.Trump, who lost the 2016 popular vote to Hillary Clinton but won the electoral college, pushed the theory soon after his election that 3 million or more votes were illegally cast by noncitizens, an idea first floated in a series of tweets by Gregg Phillips, a little-known conservative activist. Phillips never backed up his claims. The authors of two studies on voting – one in the journal Electoral Studies, the other by the Pew Center on the States – accused then-press secretary Sean Spicer of misrepresenting their findings to support the president’s claim.Spicer also infamously claimed that more people attended Trump’s inauguration than President Barack Obama’s swearing-in, a claim disproven by visual evidence. This week, The Guardian newspaper obtained documents that revealed that a government photographer edited official pictures of the 2017 inauguration to make the crowd appear larger.Trump at times has promoted flat-out lies and conspiracy theories, including suggesting that Obama was not born in the United States, that his predecessor may have wiretapped him or that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the plot to kill President John F. Kennedy. The habit predates his political career, though in his 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” he engages in a little spin, suggesting that his falsehoods were playing “to people’s fantasies.”“That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular,” he wrote then. “I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration – and a very effective form of promotion.”Case in point: He added 10 floors to Trump Tower, the Manhattan skyscraper where he lived for decades. In promotional materials, the high-rise is listed as having 68 stories.In reality, it has 58.last_img read more


first_imgSeptember 11, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Apple wasn’t the first company to introduce smartphones, but it was the first to release a handset device that convinced the masses to ditch their flip phones. Over the years, Cupertino’s ”best, not first” philosophy also has extended to new mobile technologies. Apple isn’t always the first, but when it does get involved, it plays to its strengths — delivering products that resonate with its loyal customers and attracting new converts to the brand. From there, the rest of the industry often finds itself playing catch-up.Change is coming.Despite selling 1.2 billion smartphones over the past decade, Apple hasn’t exactly been an innovator in recent years when it comes to iPhone. The company’s flagship device, which usually gets a design refresh in even-numbered years, has remained virtually unchanged since the iPhone 6/6 Plus arrived in 2014.Change finally is in the air. With the 2017 iPhone cycle, Apple is poised to release at least one new handset that looks significantly different than its most recent models. The so-called “iPhone 8” arrives a decade after the original iPhone took over the world. To commemorate this milestone, the new handset is expected to include features not yet seen on other mobile devices — even Apple’s own.It’s likely, however, the smartphone also will include a few clever nods to the past, borrowing design cues from previous devices. One of the most popular iPhones in history, the iPhone 4, is making a comeback of sorts via the iPhone 8. That earlier model (and its immediate successor, the iPhone 4s) featured a glass front and back. The iPhone 8 also will use glass in place of the metal on the back of current-generation models. Stainless-steel edges reported on the iPhone 8 are another wink to the iPhone 4 series.Related: A Decade of iPhone EvolutionNew features and functions.The iPhone 8 will differ markedly from other mobile devices in a few key areas. It will be the first handset to introduce 3-D facial recognition for unlocking and making payments. Thanks to newly designed infrared sensors, the facial-recognition tech will work even in the dark. The iPhone 8’s smart camera, meanwhile, will be the first in the industry to offer augmented-reality features for users and developers alike. This ties nicely into Apple’s recently introduced ARKit API, which allows third-party developers to build augmented-reality apps.Related: Augmented and Virtual Reality Headed to Macs and iPhonesApple’s next flagship device also will become one of the first smartphones to include a virtual home button, similar to ones found on the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S8 and first-generation Essential Phone. Unlike the virtual home buttons on those handsets, however, the iPhone 8’s version likely will extend beyond basic controls. That’s why some are calling this not a home button but rather a “function area” or “home indicator.”All these upgrades could combine to make the iPhone 8 the first smartphone with a price tag surpassing $1,000 in the United States. Though some Apple fans might complain about this news, most will probably look right past it and make a purchase anyway. Don’t be surprised if other smartphone providers quickly follow to release their own pricey smartphones.Related: 16 Amazing — and Surprising — Uses of Facial-Recognition TechnologyOld or borrowed tech.The 3-D facial recognition and other new technologies will get plenty of press once Apple officially announces the iPhone 8. Ultimately, though, the company will rely on proven technologies to push the iPhone 8 into the winner’s circle.Chief among these will be the use of an OLED display — the first for an Apple handset. OLED, or Organic Light-Emitting Diode, replaces the liquid crystal displays (LCD) found on older iPhone models. With OLED, iPhone 8 users can expect better color reproductions and deeper blacks and whites. Samsung handsets long have used OLED displays. That makes good sense, since the South Korean giant is the world’s largest producer of the material. Incorporating OLED enables Apple to offer thinner bezels on the iPhone 8. Nearly the entire front of the device is expected to be made up of just the screen.Related: 7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone StrainInductive charging is another common Android-based feature now coming to iPhone. The late, great Palm first introduced the technology in 2009. Cupertino already embraced inductive charging for the Apple Watch, which it launched in 2015. “Tap to wake” rounds out the new-to-Apple function list. Users can wake their devices just by tapping on the glass.The bottom line.The Apple iPhone 8 should include a nice mix of new and maturing technologies. The phone not only represents the future of Apple but also gives the market an idea where smartphones will be headed in the coming months and years.Related: What the Creation of Apple’s iPhone Tells Us About Innovation Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min readlast_img read more


first_imgairlinesCapella SingaporefamilhotelsMarina Bay SandsMICESingaporeSingapore AirlinesSingapore Tourism Board Singapore Tourism Board, together with Singapore Airlines, recently hosted a famil for a group of corporate meeting planners and professional conference officers last week to see what the city state has to offer the MICE sector.Land arrangements were provided by Tour East Singapore and the group was accommodated for two nights at the exclusive Capella Singapore where they enjoyed a spectacular ‘Chef’s Table’ experience following an inspection of the property’s rooms and meeting space.The following two nights were spent at Marina Bay Sands where the group inspected several venues and participated in sunrise yoga at the rooftop Skypark, taking in amazing views across Marina Bay.In what was considered one of the highlights of the trip, the group also participated in a CSR initiative at Dignity House which provides food and beverage training to the under-privileged as well as complimentary meals to Singapore’s senior citizens.IMAGE: In Singapore’s Chinatownlast_img read more


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prosecutor had declined to file charges related to the alleged abuse After Constands accusations become public a second woman Tamara Green says on the Today Show that in the 1970s Cosby gave her pills that knocked her unconscious and then groped her Court papers in the Constand case mention Green and 12 anonymous women who make similar allegations against the actor and comic Cosby denies ever molesting any of the women June 23 2005 The Philadelphia Daily News publishes a story identifying Beth Ferrier as one of the anonymous woman mentioned in the Constand court papers Ferrier says Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a car in Denver in the 1980s (The Guardian later reports that Ferrier told her story to the National Enquirer in 2005 but the tabloid killed the story under pressure from Cosby’s lawyers and published his rebuttal and denial instead) The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now November 2006 Constand and Cosby settle the lawsuit out of court The terms are not disclosed December 2006 Barbara Bowman another anonymous woman from the Constand lawsuit tells People that Cosby had mentored her as an actor in the 1980s and sexually assaulted her in Reno and New York City during that time February 2014 Gawker publishes a post summarizing old sexual assault allegations against Cosby Newsweek publishes interviews with Barbara Bowman and Tamara Green in which the women repeat their earlier allegations July 2014 NBC reveals details about a new comedy show it’s developing that will star Cosby as the patriarch of an extended family The network first announced the show in January August 2014 Netflix announces it will air a Cosby stand-up special on Nov 28 September 2014 Cosby: His Life and Times a biography by Mark Whitaker formerly of Newsweek and CNN is published Cosby cooperated with Whitaker and the book does not document the rape and molestation accusations against Cosby Asked why Whitaker later 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