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Pixel 4 XL leaked photo reveals two back cameras and holepunch screen

first_img Tags Comments Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice $219 Compare these Pixel 3 and iPhone XS photos News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google Pixel 6:39 iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3 camera comparison CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Every version of the Pixel to date has had a single rear camera. However, it is rumored that the next Pixel XL model will get two. Angela Lang/CNET The next Google Pixel might be getting more cameras and a sleek design overhaul. According to a leaked photo posted on the site SlashLeaks on Wednesday, the Pixel 4 XL will have two cameras on the back instead of the single one found on the Pixel 2 XL and 3 XL. Famously Google has had only a single rear camera on every Pixel model large and small. The company embraced using AI and machine learning to create photos that rival phones with two rear cameras like the iPhone XS or three back cameras like the Huawei P20 Pro. A second camera could be used for something other than photography like perhaps AR.pixel-4-xl-drawing-from-slashleaksThis drawing posted on SlashLeaks purportedly shows the Pixel 4 XL with dual rear and front facing cameras. SlashLeaks The drawings of the unreleased 4 XL also show an oval hole-punch display for two selfie cameras like on the new Galaxy S10 Plus. Famously, the Pixel 3 lacks a notch while the Pixel 3 XL has one of the largest found on any phone.Curious enough the drawing doesn’t show a fingerprint reader on the back. This omission could indicate that the next Pixel phone will have an in-screen fingerprint reader like the OnePlus 6T and Galaxy S10.Of course, the drawing hasn’t been verified so it should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, it’s still fun to think about.Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. See it 21 24 Photos Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Phones Google Huawei OnePluslast_img read more

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Gold Monetisation Scheme Govt mobilises 900 kg liberalises norms

first_imgThe Modi government on Sunday relaxed gold monetisation scheme (GMS) norms that would benefit depositors and banks, apparently enthused by over 900 kg mobilised under the scheme.”Gold Monetisation Scheme: More than 900 kgs gold mobilised so far. Scheme making steady progress. Expected to pick up in coming months,” tweeted Shaktikanta Das, economic affairs secretary, union finance ministry.To make the GMS more attractive to depositors, the Central government on Sunday modified the guidelines on premature redemption.Now, medium-term depositors can withdraw after three years and long term, after five years. Earlier, the government had stipulated the limit as five to seven years for medium-term depositors and 12 to 15 years for long term depositors.”These will be subject to a reduction in the interest payable,” said the union finance ministry on Sunday.Depositors get up to 2.5% interest per annum on these deposits.As for banks, they would earn a commission of 2.5% for their services including purity testing charges, refining, storage and transportation charges, reported BusinessLine.Another move that would make the GMS get better response is the encouragement to bulk deposits, who now can deposit gold directly to the refiners, in addition to the collection and purity testing centres (CPTC).The GMS was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 November, 2015 to unlock the estimated 20,000 tonnes of gold lying with households and institutions in India, thereby bringing down gold imports.It would also help the world’s fastest-growing economy conserve its foreign exchange reserves, which stood at about USD347 billion as on 15 January.The success would also mark a paradigm shift in India. “There is a great fascination for gold in our country,” R Rangarajan, former RBI governor once said. That could diminish in the future.last_img read more

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EPA Needs To Improve Outreach During Disasters In Texas Houstons Special Ed

first_img Share Tuesday, July 16, 2019Top afternoon stories:Tom Fitzpatrick, FUGRO/FlickrFlooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.EPA Needs To Improve Outreach During Disasters In TexasFederal government inspectors say the Environmental Protection Agency needs to get better at reaching out to vulnerable communities during Texas disasters.That’s the takeaway from a report released Tuesday on part of the agency’s response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017.In Harvey’s wake, more than 60 drinking water facilities and 40 wastewater plants up and down the Gulf Coast shut down.The EPA’s Office of Inspector General said in the report that the agency’s staff for Texas and surrounding states “successfully fulfilled” its mission in responding to those problems. But the report said the agency didn’t do as good of a job communicating the risks of those water problems to the region’s large Vietnamese and Spanish-speaking communities.The EPA has agreed to fix those shortcomings, but that work might not be finished until March of 2020, after this year’s hurricane season.Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaShannon Verrett oversees special education for HISD.Houston’s Special Ed Enrollment Still Lags National RateSome 300 special education teachers and parents in the Houston Independent School District are gathering this week to prepare for the new school year.The U.S. Department of Education continues to monitor the Texas Education Agency to make sure it does comply with federal law and doesn’t deny any children with disabilities access to special ed services.And Houston’s enrollment in special ed still lags far behind the national average of 13%. In 2016, when the Houston Chronicle revealed that Texas had an arbitrary cap on special ed at 8.5% of all students, special ed enrollment in Houston schools was 7.3%, according to state data. Now it’s just 7.5% — or, an additional 200 students in the state’s largest school district.Shannon Verrett, HISD’s assistant superintendent over special ed, said he believes those numbers don’t reflect all the students who are in the process of being evaluated for a disability or who are identified, but aren’t officially enrolled and receiving special services yet.Marissa Cardenas/Houston Public MediaRobert Redfield, director of the CDC.CDC Takes Fight Against HIV To Harris CountyRobert Redfield, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, met with local health officials at Texas Southern University on Monday to discuss the government’s initiative to fight HIV/AIDS. Harris County is one of 50 communities where the CDC is focusing the initiative.The goal is to cut new infections by 75% in the next five years and by 90% by 2030, by getting more people diagnosed and getting those most at risk on preventative medication.In order to reach the goal, the CDC is working with local communities, including Harris County. “I always say this initiative is not a Washington-driven initiative,” Redfield said. “It will be locally defined by your health department and your community here and it needs to be by the community, for the community, in the community.”Harris County will develop a plan to submit to the CDC to receive funding for the initiative.last_img read more

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Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROThe US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday.The order is another attempt at mediation with the State of Maryland to end a discrimination lawsuit that has lasted more than a decade.After two hours of oral arguments before a three-judge panel, December 11, Judges Steven Agee, Stephanie Thacker and J. Harvie Wilkinson, wasted no time issuing an order January 2, for the parties come to an agreement by April 30, 2019.Maryland HBCU’s (Courtesy Images/Logos)“The Court is of the firm conviction that this case can and should be settled,” the court order stated. “Otherwise, the parties will likely condemn themselves to endless years of acrimonious and divicine litigation that will only work to the detriment higher education in Maryland.”HBCU advocates widely hailed the appellate court order.“The judges’ order is welcome,” said Michael D. Jones, partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, who along with Jon Greenbaum represented the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education. The plaintiffs represent alumni, students and supporters of Bowie State, Coppin State, Morgan State and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has represented the Coalition in what has become widely known as the Maryland HBCU Equity Case for the past 12 years.“The Fourth Circuit reaffirms our long-standing commitment to mediate in good faith,” said David Burton, president of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education. “We trust that the State of Maryland will now do the same.”“It certainly is not a big surprise to me that the Fourth Circuit is saying to the State: Come to the table with a serious proposal, and to the coalition, come to the table and decide to work it out,” said Morgan State University President David Wilson.The Appeals Court placed restrictions on the parties urging them to move rapidly and make serious progress toward settlement. The fourth Circuit Mediator will “report his view of the good faith progress of this mediation every 30 days,” to the court. Only the court’s Chief mediator can recommend extension of the April 30 date for settlement talks.HBCU advocates won’t be standing by quietly waiting for the April 30 deadline. The HBCU Matters Coalition, a statewide advocacy group marshalling support for Maryland’s HBCU’s, is gearing up to hold  several events, making sure State officials feel the pressure to follow through on the Appellate Court order to make a serious offer that will settle the case.“It is imperative that we state to Governor Hogan, Attorney General Frosh and the Maryland Higher Education Commission that ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied,’” said Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, president of the HBCU Matters Coalition.HBCU Alumni and students across the state are planning to descend on Annapolis for a massive HBCU Day before the April 30 deadline.“We will bring nationwide attention to MHEC and its historic economic exploitation and racial discrimination,” Cheatham said. The group plans a face-to-face take-over of the Maryland General Assembly to stress the urgency of a fair settlement.In January 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued a letter to the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, offering to settle the HBCU Equity lawsuit for 100 million dollars. Hogan has offered the settlement moneyTo the state’s four HBCU’s over a 10-year period.  Each HBCU would receive 2 million per year; nowhere near is the amount needed to address the District Court finding of 14th amendment violations affecting HBCU students, according to lawyers for the Coalition.Experts have indicated that a more realistic figure to address what the US District Court has said is a “discriminatory pattern of program duplication that put HBCU’s at a disadvantage” would be 1 to 2 billion dollars.“We remain interested in reaching an agreement that will conclude the case in a way that is equitable for Maryland’s college students,” said Hogan spokesperson, Shareese DeLeaver.last_img read more

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A sweet revolution by Tihar inmates

first_imgInspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream projects of ‘Sweet Revolution’ and ‘Skill India’, a five-day beekeeping training course for young inmates of Tihar jail was kicked off on Tuesday at jail No 5. As many as 50 inmates, with an age group between 20 and 25 years, participated in the course, started by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).Giving details, V K Saxena, the KVIC Chairman, said that the trainees were apprised of the scope and significance of beekeeping, important considerations and tips to start beekeeping. “After training, KVIC will install as many as 500 bee-boxes in the jail premises – having large greeneries. These boxes will not only produce more than 12,500 kilograms of high quality honey and 300 kilograms of good-quality wax every year, rather it will also boost the flora and fauna in and around the prison as the bees fly around 2 kilometers. Through pollination, crop production goes 25 percent up,” he said, adding, “Besides, the KVIC experts delved upon honey bee species, colony organization, division of labour and life cycle of honey bees; management of honey bee colonies during different seasons.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVK Saxena further said that practical training was also imparted in examination of honeybee colonies, acquaintance with apicultural equipments, identification and management of bee enemies and diseases, honey extraction and wax purification, and management of bee colonies in spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter seasons. “Our objective is to make the sweet nectar available to each and every family for their daily consumption, following the call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ given by our Prime Minister. Honey helps boosting immunity and purifies blood. Its medicinal value protects the body from major health problems like heart ailments and cancer,” he added. KVIC has already planned to setup 5000 bee boxes in Delhi alone this year at various gardens, farmhouses and colleges, to start community honey cultivation, which will subsequently generate employment too. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDirector General (Prisons) Sudhir Yadav, in his address, said that after being trained in apiculture or bee farming as part of the rehabilitation and reformation programme for the prisoners, the inmates can learn the skills and utilise it to earn their livelihood when they have finished their jail term. “KVIC, which has become the torch-bearer of ‘Honey Mission’ in the recent past, will provide beehive boxes along with hive stands and other miscellaneous. They will also train us on how to go about it,” he said, adding, “We will soon harvest and sell our own honey. This is part of the reformation and rehabilitation of the inmates.”last_img read more

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Watch this couple miss their cruise ship by mere seconds

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Royal Caribbean International Share THE BAHAMAS — Stop that boat! A new video of a couple missing their cruise ship by mere seconds in The Bahamas has gone viral and it’s almost too heartbreaking to watch.The YouTube channel Reel Focus recently posted the six-minute video, which was shot by an onlooker from the top deck of the neighbouring Norwegian Bliss. According to Reel Focus, the Symphony of the Seas, which the down-on-their-luck couple was sailing with, waited approximately 20 minutes before shutting down the gangway.While dock workers are pulling the ropes off the boat, the tardy couple arrives and is seen attempting to wave down the ship as it sails away from the harbor. “Nooooo!” the woman can be heard yelling while onlookers laugh.The couple then walks towards the stern of the ship where they start pleading with a cruise line representative standing onboard. But all hope is lost when the ship’s thrusters are turned on, leaving the couple in the dust.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesTo add insult to injury, the ship’s horn happily blasts three times while the couple stands forlornly on the dock.With the ship long gone, the man can still be seen pacing along the dock, yelling at crew members onboard. We doubt he was wishing them all bon voyage.Let this be a lesson to all cruisers – always arrive early or risk missing the boat! Watch this couple miss their cruise ship by mere secondscenter_img Posted by Monday, February 25, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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